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UFOs Invaded The Tri-State –1963

UFOs Invaded The Tri-State

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     According to newspaper reports, a young man driving down a gravel road in Wayne County, Illinois, reported seeing a strange light knifing through the low clouds. As he watched it, transfixed, his car died.
By Jon Webb
Courier & Press
2-6-18

Three days later, the young man got some company.

“Scores of residents” all across the Tri-State, but mostly from Fairfield, reported seeing a “kite-shaped and … bright orange” object loitering in the night sky.

Col. Robert Friend, of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, was called in to investigate.

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UFOs Chase Autos ; Air Force to Investigate | UFO CHRONICLE – 8-11-1963

Mysterious Lights Chasing Autos - Lowell Sun 8-11-1963
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     Those mysterious lights in the skies over Southern Illinois coal fields have begun chasing cars at Mt Vernon, residents claim.

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Lowell Sun
8-11-1963

Mt Vernon police said nine person reported seeing the lights. … A team from Scott Air Force Base … plans to investigate the incidents.

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