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Lack Of Evidence Stalls Investigation Of UFO

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 06:44:30 -0400
Archived: Mon, 19 May 2008 06:44:30 -0400
Subject: Lack Of Evidence Stalls Investigation Of UFO

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Texas, USA


Monday, May 19, 2008

Lack Of Evidence Stalls Investigation Of UFO Sightings

By Tawnell D. Hobbs
The Dallas Morning News

Whether a UFO visited two Central Texas towns will remain a
mystery - at least for now.

"All the video that we've analyzed hasn't provided substantial
proof," Ken Cherry, Texas state director of the Mutual UFO
Network, said Sunday. "Without definite evidence, we're left
with the word of our witnesses."

The Erath County towns of Stephenville and Dublin were thrust
into the national spotlight in January after dozens of people -
including a pilot and business owners - said they saw a large,
silent object with bright lights flying low on Jan. 8. Two
military jets were in hot pursuit, the witnesses said.

Mr. Cherry and the UFO network's chief investigator, Steve
Hudgeons, delivered their findings at an Irving public library.
Mr. Cherry said the case is at a standstill unless someone
produces better evidence.

Several dozen people who attended the meeting Sunday are
convinced that Texas was visited by something not from this

"I think that 200 people didn't make something up," said Dallas
resident Jackie Schroller, a new member of the network, which
has chapters all over the U.S.

The investigation looked at various pieces of evidence,
including a cellphone video that was too dark to be conclusive.
Mr. Hudgeons said most of what witnesses saw could be explained,
such as a light display being caused by an unsteady camera
focused on a bright star.

Mr. Cherry said the findings "will not satisfy the believers or
the debunkers."

Some at the meeting said they believe the U.S. government wants
to keep secret about what was in the sky.

The military initially denied having any planes in the area on
Jan. 8. About two weeks later, it said some F-16 fighters had
been flying near Stephenville that night.

The flip-flop was blamed on "an internal communications error."

Mr. Cherry said the witnesses are very credible and difficult to
ignore. He said three police officers, who do not want to come
forward publicly, also reported seeing light patterns in the

"One was close enough to it to use his radar gun to track the
thing," he said. "It moved away at 27 miles per hour and then

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