Alejandro Rojas with UFO News, then guest Robert Powell talks to us about the Stephenville Lights Incident, what makes it such an extraordinary case, and how a little town in Texas reacted as well as how there was no military reactions as the unusual unidentified object moved into protected airspace by the Crawford Ranch (Geo W. Bush’s Texas home). Support the show to listen to hour two and all the archives here.
. . . At around 8:00 pm [January 8, 2008], an enormous, hovering craft with ridiculously bright lights, at least 1,000 feet long (though some witnesses said a mile long), was tracked on multiple radars heading straight for the president’s ranch at low speed. The craft lacked a required transponder, was totally unidentified, did not respond to any attempts at communication, and was flying through restricted airspace.
The craft had been observed during the previous hour and a half by a multitude of witnesses, including a constable, a former air traffic controller, the chief of police, and a private pilot. It was apparently doing the impossible. The object was alternately hovering, slowly cruising at low altitude, and suddenly accelerating to over 2,000 miles per hour. No known aircraft of any nation is remotely this size or can perform maneuvers like this.
The private pilot, Steve Allen, told the local paper that “[w]e all flipped out. I didn’t sleep a wink last night.” Allen had been at the home of Mike Odom in Selden about 6:15 p.m. when they suddenly noticed flashing lights about “3,500 feet above ground level.” Mr. Allen estimated the speed of the craft at “about 3,000 miles per hour,” heading toward Stephenville. . . .
Editor’s Note: With all the hubbub and erroneous reporting about John Greenewald’s new web-site (another) housing the Air Force’s Project Blue Files, it seems for the first time, the anniversary of what is now known as The Stephenville Lights has come and gone with nary a peep. In that vein we present some of the original reports that came out after the events of January 8, 2008 in and around the town of Stephenville, Texas–FW
By ANGELIA JOINER
Stephenville Empire Tribune
Steve Allen, Mike Odom and Lance Jones were out admiring a beautiful Texas sunset Tuesday evening when they saw something none of them can explain.
Allen called it an unidentified flying object. And, because he’s been a private pilot for more than 30 years, he has a little more experience judging air speeds and distances than most.
“We all flipped out,” Allen said. “I didn’t sleep a wink last night.”
Allen was at the home of Mike Odom in Selden about 6:15 p.m. when they suddenly noticed flashing lights about “3,500 feet above ground level,” he said.
“The ship wasn’t really visible and was totally silent, but the lights spanned about a mile long and a half mile wide,” Allen said. “The lights went from corner to corner. It was directly above Highway 67 traveling towards Stephenville at a high rate of speed – about 3,000 miles per hour is what I would estimate.”
Allen said the lights were not those of a normal aircraft. He said they were more like strobe lights, and while they were all watching, the lights reconfigured themselves from a single horizontal line into two sets of vertical lights.
“The two sets were approximately one-quarter of a mile apart,” Allen said. “Then they turned into dirty burning flames. The flames were not blue. They were white in color. About two seconds later it disappeared completely.”
Allen said they were all scratching their heads and talking about what it could have been, when approximately 10 minutes later, the object flew overhead again.
“This time it came from the west traveling east towards Glen Rose,” Allen said. “And it was about two or three miles south of 67, and two military jets, possibly F16s, were in pursuit.”
“I was asking, “Are you guys seeing that?” Allen said. . . .