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Truck Driver Say UFO Attacked Him

Truck Driver Say UFO Attacked Him - The Dispatch 10-1-1973
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     … he saw a bright light or aluminum object in the air behind him, “coming up real fast.” …

Then I stuck my head out the window and a large ball of fire struck me in the face. …

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UFO Melted His Glasses; Blinded Him, Claims Cape Girardeau Resident | UFO CHRONICLE – 1973

 UFO Melted His Glasses - Blinded Him, Claims Cape Girardeau Resident 10-3-1973
Credit: The Southeast Missourian

By Frank Warren
The UFO Chronicles
5-13-15

     The Southeast Missourian revisits an eerie UFO encounter reported by truckdriver, Eddie Webb, then of Greenville, Missouri.

The driver in an interview with the paper was visibly shaken as he described a turnip-shaped UFO that overcame his rig and while he peered out his driver’s side window the object flashed a bright white light, akin to a ball of fire which burned his face and melted his glasses.

The glasses were then retained by the police as evidence and Webb’s wife who was with him, confirmed the her husband’s anecdote, although she didn’t see the UFO herself.

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Reader Rebukes Columnist for UFO Crash Article

Reader Rebukes Columnist for UFO Crash Article

Credentialed crew chases UFO answers

By BILL WICKERSHAM
www.columbiatribune.com
3-17-15

     In a recent letter regarding my Feb. 3 commentary on the alleged 1941 UFO crash outside Cape Girardeau, a Tribune reader said: “Wickersham’s public delusions must be terribly embarrassing to the MU community. Thus, it is unbelievable that no one from the MU faculty or administration has stepped forward to defend science and rational thought.” . . .

. . . When it comes to embarrassment production, I am a highly skilled actor. And it is my sincere wish that, as the aforementioned reader suggests, someone from the MU faculty — or any interested citizen — would step forward to have a community dialogue with me concerning science and rational thought as it relates to UFO phenomena. In so doing, I suggest we precede the dialogue with a showing of the film “I Know What I Saw,” a UFO film narrated in part by former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington that has appearances by military generals, pilots, government officials and average citizens. This film would lay the groundwork for a scientific, rational discussion. . . .

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The 1941 Cape Girardeau UFO Crash

The 1941 Cape Girardeau UFO Crash

By BILL WICKERSHAM
www.columbiatribune.com
2-3-15

    On its website (www.ufocenter.com), the Seattle-based National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has accounts of 1,857 UFO sightings observed throughout most sections of Missouri since the early 1950s. Because only about 5 percent of UFO witnesses actually report their experiences, the total number of Missouri UFO encounters is, no doubt, much higher.

An account of a UFO crash in southeast Missouri preceded the well-known Roswell, N.M., crash by almost six years. In 1991, the late Leonard Stringfield, an early UFO investigator and former civilian consultant to UFO operations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, in the 1950s, published an account of an alleged 1941 UFO crash near Cape Girardeau. Stringfield’s article appeared in the July 1991 issue of his “Status Report,” a monthly publication on UFO activities and investigations. The article was based on information received from Charlette Mann, who was a young child living in Cape Girardeau in 1941. At the time, Charlette’s grandfather, the Rev. William Huffman, was pastor of Cape’s Red Star Baptist Church.

Charlette told Stringfield her grandfather received a call in spring 1941 from local police asking him to travel with them to the site of an airplane crash outside the city limits to minister to the victims of the crash. When the Rev. Huffman arrived on the scene, police officers, firefighters, FBI agents, emergency medical crew and numerous military personnel — presumably from the Army air base in nearby Sikeston — were viewing what Huffman described as a disc-shaped object, the interior of which contained a small metal chair, gauges, dials and hieroglyphic-like inscriptions and writings around the inside. He also saw three entitles, or “non-human people,” lying on the ground. Two were just outside the craft, with a third somewhat farther away. He described the bodies as hairless with large heads, big eyes, small mouths and very small ears. The Rev. Huffman said the dead individuals were about 4 feet tall and seemed to have no hard bone structure but very long arms and fingers.

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