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Mystery Train Thought To Contain UFO Parts

From: Kenny Young <ufo.nul>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 01:23:48 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:38:13 -0500
Subject: Mystery Train Thought To Contain UFO Parts

Source: The Seattle Times


Friday, March 12, 2004

Mystery train put neighbor on wrong track =97 for a while

By Natalie Singer
Seattle Times Eastside Bureau

Bellevue resident Lesley Stuart called recently with a strange
story and a question: Is somebody transporting missiles or UFO
parts across the Eastside in the dead of night?

Stuart's house sits about 100 feet from a railroad crossing for
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway on the route that carries
The Spirit of Washington Dinner Train. She and her daughter are
accustomed to the dinner-train crossings and regular freight
shipments. But when they heard what sounded like an extra-long
train in the middle of the night a few weeks ago, they woke up.

What Stuart saw out her bedroom window alarmed her. "It was like
nothing we've seen before. It was spooky," she said. Inside the
northbound cars was cargo that got Stuart's imagination rolling:
long, skinny, shiny blue items that looked to Stuart like
missiles; huge, white, rectangular boxes slanted at one end; a
shiny, white slug-shape thing, as long as a semi-truck, with
narrow bar-code stripes; giant gauges that resembled clock

"These are not the Boeing airplane parts we're used to seeing,"
said Stuart, who's lived on the corner for four years. "It was
like looking at something from another planet."

The train took 15 minutes to cross, much longer than usual, she
noted. Stuart and her daughter witnessed the odd trains on two
nights before Stuart began leaving her video camera on the
nightstand, ready to record anymore odd activity. But another
strange train never came.

We called Burlington Northern to find out if weapons or UFO
parts had been carted through Bellevue.

It turns out that, while unusual, the shipments were not part of
any covert mission. According to Gus Melonas, the railroad's
regional spokesman, the trains were transporting pieces of giant
wind turbines from the Port of Longview to Alberta, Canada. The
shipments included generators, props and blades from the wind
turbines, which are used to generate power and can be hundreds
of feet tall. Two 57-car trains were rerouted through Bellevue
because the cargo was too big for downtown Seattle's rail
tunnel, Melonas said. "We don't expect this activity anytime
again soon," he added.

Stuart laughed when she heard the explanation.

"I guess that's a reasonable explanation," she said. "So I can
put my video camera away?"

End of article

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