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Are Stephenville, Texas, UFO witnesses being harassed and threatened?
by Steve Hammons
Posted: 00:55 February 12, 2008
Reports are surfacing that indicate someone may be trying to intimidate
witnesses who spoke to the news media.
According to recent articles in the Stephenville, Texas, local newspaper, at
least one witness to the recent UFO sighting who made public statements to
the Associated Press(AP) and other news outlets is concerned about threats
that are apparently connected to his statements to the media.
One of the witnesses who stated he saw a huge solid object and has described it in detail is Ricky Sorrells.
In addition to speaking with the AP and other news media such as CNN, Sorrels had been interviewed by Linda Moulton Howe, an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist who coordinates the Web site Earthfiles.com.
Howe is also a regular contributor for the online radio show "Dreamland," hosted by well-known author Whitley Strieber on his Web site UnknownCountry.com. Howe has covered the Texas sightings on the Dreamland program.
In articles published Sunday, Feb. 3, and Monday, Feb. 4, in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, reporter Angelia Joiner quotes Sorrells as saying that one day after he spoke with the AP, he received an unusual phone call.
PHONE CALLS AND HELICOPTERS
Sorrells says a man identifying himself as an Air Force lieutenant colonel called him about the sighting and wanted to come out to Sorrells' property to speak with him.
When Sorrells told the caller he would think about it, the man insisted and said he would be coming out to Sorrells' property to speak with him.
The conversation grew "heated," according to the Empire-Tribune report, and Sorrells says the caller stated, "Son, we have the same caliber weapons as you do but a lot more of them."
The Empire-Tribune story quoted Sorrells as stating, "So I said if he was who he said he was, why didn't he stop flying over my air space with all those helicopters. And he informed me that it was not my air space — it was his. He told me if I'd quit talking about what I saw he would stop the helicopters."
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