Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Military Offers Explanation For Stephenville UFO Reports

More than two weeks after UFOs were reported over Stephenville, the U.S. military has offered an explanation as to the source of the mysterious lights.

Maj. Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, said in a news release that an "error was made regarding the reported training activity of military aircraft" and that "10 F-16s from the 457th Fighter Squadron were performing training operations in the Brownwood Military Operating Area."

Lewis had previously said there were no F-16s or other aircraft from the base in the area the night many of the sightings were reported.

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On Saturday, interviewers with the Mutual UFO Network met with about 200 people who said they saw something mysterious in the night skies over Stephenville in late December and early January. Witnesses have described the object as silent, large and with bright lights flying low and fast.

Several witnesses also reported seeing fighter jets chasing the object.


W.M. Bear said...

You can't believe anything the U.S. military says, one way or the other. Spreading disinformation to confuse the public obviously aids their obsession with secrecy....

Mac said...

I'm not sure "jets" explains much of anything. My guess is that this is a cover for an experimental aircraft.

mr. intense said...

Now why would the military be testing an "experimental aircraft" over a populated area, Mac? That just doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Of course, nor does it make much sense for the USAF to say, nearly two weeks after the fact, "oh, gosh, I guess we did have F-16's flying around there and then."

Shades of Phoenix and belated pronouncements of A-10 Warthogs dropping flares...