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Deeper views of Texas UFO sightings exploredby Steve Hammons
Posted: 00:00 January 25, 2008
The sightings of unusual lights and a huge object or craft in the vicinity of Stephenville, Texas, seem to have helped improve the public discussion, news coverage and understanding about these kinds of situations.
Central Texas UFO
The news media appeared to cover the story fairly responsibly with initial "hard news" coverage from reputable organizations such as the Associated Press.
The news facts of the case – the who, what, when, where, why and how – were generally explored and presented in a straightforward way.
Of course, there were not always clear and easy answers to some of these journalistic questions.
We had several credible witnesses who were identified. A local county peace officer, a pilot and business owner, a metalworker and others stated they saw things ranging from highly unusual lights to a huge solid object approximately a mile long.
Some people saw the lights from a distance, though the lights definitely did not look like any conventional aircraft, according to witness reports.
One local resident stated he saw an object directly overhead at an altitude of about 300 feet and he used the scope of his hunting rifle to get a good look.
The extremely high speed of the object was also noted as an unusual feature.
There were no reports of anyone being injured or harmed.
Whether it is part of a planned effort or a series of somewhat random incidents, Americans and people around the world are getting used to reports of this kind. These types of news stories still generate much interest, but we seem to be less surprised that incidents like this occur.
There have been reports that part of the activities of those involved in handling the UFO and extraterrestrial (ET) visitation situation is acclimating us to this surprising set of circumstances.
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