A bizarre incident occurred last Tuesday in the Texas town of Stephenville that was witnessed by dozens of residents. For about five minutes a massive craft, described as “about as big as a walmart” hovered overhead and then disappeared faster than a “speeding bullet”.
Pilot Steve Allen saw the object when he was out clearing brush off a hilltop near the town of Silden. Allen described the unidentified object as having flashing lights that went from corner to corner and was strangely silent.
He said the UFO sped away at more than 3,000 mph, followed by two fighter jets that were quickly outmaneuvered. Allen said it took the craft only a few seconds to cross a section of sky that would have taken him 20 minutes to cross in his Cessna.
The veteran pilot estimated the massive craft to be around a half-mile wide and a mile long.
Although officials were flooded with reputable reports, the military quickly dismissed the sighting. The Stephenville Empire-Tribune reported that around 40 people in all reported seeing it. The report also noted that some people were too worried about being ridiculed to admit what they saw until others started coming forward.
Police officer Leroy Gatin said he was walking to his car when he saw a red glowing lights that reminded him of pictures he'd seen of an erupting volcano.
He said the object was suspended 3,000 feet in the air. Gatin said he was so awestruck that he called his son to come and see — but he didn't dare talk about it until he saw a story about a UFO in the local paper.
Military officials, however, were terse about the reports, saying that they were all “letting their imaginations run wild”. Military officials also claimed that what all of them saw from various angles all across town was actually an “optical illusion”. The residents also reported seeing two fighter jets approaching the object, but officials at the nearest air force base denied that any of their pilots were involved in the alleged incident.
Many credible people, including two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, have reported seeing s UFO, which in their opinions, couldn't have possibly been a mere illusion. At any rate, it
is odd that 40 residents looking from a variety of different angleswould see the same "optical illusion". But whether what they saw was of terrestrial origin or not, is still up for debate.
UFO disclosure activists, including former Canadian Federal Defense Minister Paul Hellyer, note that the military and other powerful organizations rely on the “ridicule factor” to downplay the possibility that advanced extraterrestrial life could have mastered space travel.
Posted by Rebecca Sato
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