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New Book Discloses UFO Crash

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 07:39:47 -0400
Archived: Sun, 11 May 2008 07:39:47 -0400
Subject: New Book Discloses UFO Crash

Source: PR-Canada.Net - Sofia, Bulgaria


Saturday, 10th May, 2008

New Book Discloses UFO Crash

A retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former fighter jet pilot
says that he chased a UFO across West Texas and watched it crash
along the Rio Grande River near Del Rio, Texas. Shortly after,
he visited the crash site and saw a metallic object unlike any
aircraft he had ever seen "sticking into the side of a hill."
Decorated World War II and Korean War veteran Robert B.
Willingham, 82, discloses his strange 1955 encounter in a new
book titled "The Other Roswell: UFO Crash on the Texas-Mexico
border," written by UFO researchers Noe Torres and Ruben
Uriarte. The book is available on Amazon.com and at the
publisher=92s Web site, roswellbooks.com.

"It=92s one of the most amazing UFO stories I have ever heard,"
said Uriarte, a 25-year veteran UFO investigator and director of
the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in Northern California. "Rarely
do you have such a highly credible eyewitness to an event of
this magnitude come forward with information that is guarded so
closely by various intelligence agencies."

Willingham, who lives near Wichita Falls, was one of America=92s
earliest jet aviators, during the time when the military was
transitioning away from propeller-driven planes. It was also a
time when UFO sightings had become commonplace throughout the
United States, especially in and around top-secret military

"He was flying as part of a group of F-86 fighter jets that were
escorting a B-47 bomber across West Texas," said Noe Torres, a
lecturer, researcher, and member of the MUFON chapter in Texas.
"It was a Cold War simulation designed to follow the route that
bombers would take to reach Russia in the event of a nuclear

A radio message warned Willingham and the others about a fast-
moving UFO that was approaching Texas from the northwestern U.S.
"Suddenly it came into their view, looking like an intensely
bright light =96 like a bright star seen through a telescope,"
Torres said. "It blazed across the sky past them, and everyone
in all the planes saw it. But, because of the location of
Willingham=92s jet, he was in the best position to see what
happened after the object flew by."

Willingham estimated that the object was traveling at 2,000
miles per hour, and he saw it make a sudden 90-degree turn,
without slowing down. As the UFO streaked toward the Texas-
Mexico border, Willingham received permission to break from the
formation and pursue the object in his F-86 fighter. Following
the object=92s vapor trail, Willingham followed it down to near
Del Rio, Texas, where he saw it suddenly begin to wobble and
descend rapidly.

As the pilot watched in stunned silence, the UFO plunged toward
the Rio Grande River, plowing into the ground just south of
Langtry, Texas and digging out a 300-yard long furrow before
finally coming to rest alongside a sandy hill. Uriarte said,
"Willingham had heard a lot of discussion about UFOs, and now
suddenly, he had one down on the ground. As he flew over the
awesome scene, he decided that he was going to switch planes and
return there as quickly as possibly to look at the thing up

The aviator returned to the scene of the crash a few hours
later, according to Uriarte. "They landed the small plane right
alongside the crashed UFO and noticed that a large number of
Mexican soldiers had already taken control of the crash site.
They had cordoned off the area and would not allow Willingham or
Perkins to approach the main part of the wreckage. However, what
they were able to see and look at was so amazing that it forever
changed their lives."

Before being forced to leave the area by the Mexican military,
Willingham picked up a chunk of strange metal debris that was
about the size of a man=92s hand. He later tried to burn it, cut
it, and otherwise deform it, but he was not able to. "It was a
piece of something not of this world," Uriarte said.

Torres and Uriarte are active members of the UFO research
community with many years of experience investigating UFO cases
in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. Their research has
appeared on the History Channel's UFO Hunters and UFO Files TV
shows. Their first book, Mexico=92s Roswell: The Chihuahua UFO
Crash, published in 2007, received wide critical acclaim and was
the basis for a February 2008 episode of UFO Hunters, in which
the authors appeared. The authors have appeared frequently on
UFO-related TV and radio shows and have spoken at many
conferences and events.

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