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Space Ghost

From: Louise A. Lowry <ShnSassy1.nul>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 06:22:51 -0600
Fwd Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 14:02:31 -0500
Subject: Space Ghost

Source: The Pitch - Kansas City

http://www.pitch.com/issues/2004-02-05/strip.html/1/index.html

February 12, 2004


Space Ghost
What if Bob Lindsay abducted an alien and no one cared?

As Told to Tony Ortega
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Talk about flyover country. Now even Kansas City's UFOs are
getting no respect.

It's been nearly three weeks since Bob Lindsay spotted something
falling out of the sky on a security monitor at the TriGen power
plant downtown.

Lindsay seems like a straight-up kind of guy. He's a chiller
operator at the plant, which supplies power, heating and cooling
to major buildings downtown. When the summer's swelterin',
Lindsay's the man making sure the temperature stays cool in
Bartle Hall.

So you can imagine that Lindsay has a little time on his hands
when it's the dead of winter and air conditioning's about as
useful as tits on a boar.

On January 14, Lindsay was usin' a little of that leisure time
to check on a colleague in the plant's control room when he
noticed something odd. A security camera trained on a couple of
the plant's boiler stacks happened to capture an object moving
across the sky.

"I saw a long, black object, and I could see flames starting at
its nose and going up both sides of it," Lindsay tells the
Strip.

Lindsay wasn't sure what he was seeing, so the 52-year-old did
what he figured was the responsible thing - he made a videotape
of the flight and alerted the media.

First, he says, he tried The Kansas City Star, but the newspaper
didn't get back to him. So naturally, he next turned to the Fox
network.

And here's where the story really gets strange.

After describing what he'd seen to a producer at WDAF Channel 4,
Lindsay was told that the Fox affiliate - get this - wasn't
interested.

Say what? The network that brought us Alien Autopsy passes on a
UFO videotape? What's the world coming to?

Still, Lindsay didn't give up. He had better luck with KMBC
Channel 9, which aired Lindsay's tape and called NORAD (the
North American Aerospace Defense Command), only to find that the
U.S. military claimed not to know anything about a re-entering
piece of space junk over Kansas City. The ABC station also
consulted an astronomer, who said the object was probably a
large meteor (freakin' spoilsport).

Channel 9's story was picked up by numerous television outlets
outside the Kansas City region and was rebroadcast from Florida
to the Bay Area.

Lindsay admits that after the story started to spread, he
figured he'd be answering calls from plenty of other local
television and radio outlets.

But so far, nothing.

And here's what's even stranger. Despite putting up notices of
the sighting on two different UFO Web sites, Lindsay's had no
inquiries whatever from UFO researchers - and his messages on
the two sites have both disappeared!

What the - !

This meat patty was beginning to smell an X-Files-sized
conspiracy. Here was videotape of a sighting - the gold standard
of Ufology - and not a single self-styled Agent Mulder or Scully
had descended on Lindsay to take down his testimony.

That just ain't natural. In this meat patty's experience, even
the whiff of a close encounter is enough to bring hordes of
amateur Area 51 experts out of the woodwork to make astounding
pronouncements of space-alien involvement on the slimmest of
evidence. Why, this tenderloin itself has seen persuasive
outer- space gurus convince eyewitnesses that the
indistinguishable speck they had spotted above their heads was
actually a full- blown hyper-dimensional mothercraft with
illuminated portholes filled with the visages of bulbous-eyed
aliens. These folks are good.

And by now, they'd normally be all over Lindsay and his
videotape like a hound dog on a bone.

Instead, Lindsay remains unmolested and, truth be told, a little
bewildered.

This sirloin decided to get to the bottom of things and looked
up Jim Johnson, director of Kansas City's chapter of the Mutual
UFO Network.

Jim, it turned out, was well aware of the Lindsay Incident. In
fact, he said, his group of local UFO aficionados has been
buzzing about it in a flurry of e-mails. But that enthusiasm, he
says, hasn't resulted in an actual MUFON investigation.

Why not?

"I personally didn't take an interest, because I didn't think it
was a UFO. This looked like a falling piece of space debris. I
don't think anybody in our group thought it was worth
investigating," Johnson uttered, to this cutlet's amazement.

Could it be? Had the Strip really found a skeptical UFO hunter?

After talking with Johnson for a little while, this meat patty
got the distinct impression that perhaps some of the impulse
power has leaked out of the E.T. industry since the passing of
the millennium and the cancellation of X-Files.

Johnson says just sixteen folks showed up at the local MUFON's
last bimonthly meeting in January at the Westport Branch
Library. Only 21 came the time before.

And as for local flying-saucer activity? Johnson says he hasn't
seen one yet, and it's been more than a decade since the last
local crop circle showed up.

This porterhouse of pontification hated to get back to Lindsay
with the bad news. But it gave the chiller man the news
straight: "Pardner, about that spacecraft you nabbed in midre-
entry? Nobody gives a crap."

Lindsay was mystified by the lack of response to his celestial
prize.

"I put it on the Internet to see if anyone had any interest.
Nothing. I don't know what the problem is. Maybe the government
told them to back off."

That's the spirit, Bob. That's the spirit.

--
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