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Re: Florida 'Landing' 1967-68?

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 00:44:22 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 10:27:32 -0800
Subject: Re: Florida 'Landing' 1967-68?

>From: Diane Lovett <rambld@erols.com>
>To: UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Florida "landing" 1967-68
>Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 10:41:52 -0400

>I am looking for any info I can find on an apparent sighting by
>multiple witnesses, which including a "landing" that left some
>physical traces in the Cantonment, Florida area (near Pensacola,
>Gulf Breeze). This would have been around 1967 or 68 time frame,
>and I am told that at least one of the area papers printed a
>story on it.

Diane -

The following are the Florida cases I have from that time frame.

If this is in reference to the Lakeland FL case, I would be
interested in having an opportunity to gather information from
your source, since I have been unable to track down any details
beyond a reference to the original newspaper report.

Hope this helps.

638     John F. Reeves, 65, retired, was walking in the woods when
he observed an object 10 m in diameter, 2m thick, saucer-shaped
with an outer rim and a stairway. After watching it for 10 min,
he saw a robotlike being, about 1. 30m tall, wearing a silver
uniform, glass headgear. The being walked to the craft, then
returned with a box that emitted a flash when pointed at the
witness. The object subsequently took off with a whistling
sound.  Brooksville (Florida).

641     In the Everglades, 30 km east of Big Cypress, James Flynn,
45, who was hunting, saw a huge, lighted object 1 m above the
swamp surface. He watched it for 40 min, observing that it was
conical, twice as wide as it was high, and seemed built from
metal sections over one square m each. It showed four rows of
square windows, 70 cm wide. Estimated diameter: 25 m. A yellow
light shone through the windows, and the object made a sound of
a transformer and wind. Flynn got within 2 m of it and made a
gesture. A beam of light from the underside of the object struck
him between the eyes and he lost consciousness for 24 hours. He
had lost vision in the right eye, saw poorly with the left, went
to a doctor in Fort Myers, and spent five days in the hospital.
Fort Myers (Florida).

733     Two young men were walking through a wooded area when they
saw a bright object that they thought was a balloon covered with
fluorescent paint but it became so intensely bright that they
could not look directly at it. As they walked closer, it
exploded, leaving no trace.     (Florida).

748     A civilian man, 40, saw an object resting on the ground as
he was going to work, less than 2 km southeast of Hague. It was
an elongated craft, 2 m long, 70 cm high. When he tried to touch
it, the craft left at great speed toward the west. It had six
openings, 10 cm in diameter, and made a "turbine" noise so loud
that the witness had to put his hands over his ears. After going
away for a few meters, it vanished suddenly. Rain was falling
throughout the observation, which lasted four min.      Hague

833     An entire class at an elementary school observed an object
20 m above ground, 2 km away. It vanished suddenly as the
children and their teacher, 33-year-old Robert Apfel, were
watching it.    Crestview (Florida).

834     More than two hundred children and three teachers saw an
oval object, with a light at each end, come to ground level.
Several other objects also were seen, moving up and down with a
pendulum motion.        Crestview (Florida).

858     Barbara Fawcett, 18, and her sister saw a yellow "jagged"
object rise above a swamp and land on a hill. Air Force
investigators found a very large scorched area at the spot.
Jewish Creek (Florida).

2287    Mr. & Mrs. McMullen, Miss Sharon Burgess and two school
students saw a mysterious object heading towards the McMullen
home from a nearby hill.The disc-shaped UFO, approximately 13
feet in diameter and 8 feet high, hovered 7 feet above a palm
tree, 150 feet distant form the house.Two occupants dressed in
white tight outfits and with headgerars, were seen through its
transparent dome.Prior to the incident and during the twenty
minutes the 'saucer' was present Mr. & Mrs. McMullen noted audio
and visual interference on their TV--also they complained of a
smell, like ammonia, that burned their noses and eyes.Druing the
excitement, the McMullen's dog knocked a hole in the screen
porch in an effort to get away form the UFO. Lakeland police
were called, but the 'visitors' had left by the time the police
cruiser arrived.        Lakeland, Florida

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