- Mineral Wells, Texas Witness
- Observes Craft But Others
- Passive Over Sighting
- Date: Around 1974 - 1975
- Time: Daylight sighting.
- HBCC UFO Research Note: This is getting rather interesting
to hear about witnesses reactions to some UFO sightings. In the below report
the witness is referring to the Fort Stockton, Texas A Huge Boomerang Shaped
I just got finished reading your story for the fourth
time. I was in shock. It brought back a flood of memories for me. I remember,
in the 70's around 74 or 75, when I was a small child, about 4 or 5
years old, seeing something very similar. We lived in Mineral Wells, Texas. My
Dad worked at the air force base near there. I believe it was called Fort
Wolters. It was closed down and my dad was relocated. Anyway, I was at my
grandparents and they lived right outside the city limits. Most of
my time was spent playing in the West Texas sun.
- One day was different though. There was this "thing"
very similar to what you described. And it just was there. I was sitting
in the shade of the pomegranate bush and I remember seeing it. At one
point, I ran inside to tell my grandpa. At my insistence, he came
out looked and basically said "What about it?" And went back
in. We went into town later and there was another one hovering over near
the gas plant there. That one he seemed more concerned about.
I kept asking him what that was and I was told not to worry about. When
we got to the store, I wanted to stay in the truck but he told me
no, I had to come in with him. I asked a few people in the store if
there saw it and they said that they did. That's it, no excitement, no
nothing. I couldn't believe it. They just "disappeared".
I went inside to go to the bathroom or something and it was just gone.
It stayed there for hours. When I asked my grandparents about it at dinner
time, I saw them kind of look at each other and told me that I had a big
imagination. But it "was" there. I know what I saw.
- Thank you to the witness for the interesting report.
- St. Louis, Missouri --
- Possible Same Boomerang Craft
- And Again Passive Witnesses
- Date: Summer of 1981 - 1983
- Time: Daylight sighting.
- Also HBCC UFO Research did telephone the gentleman at
his home in St. Louis, Missouri today, (April 28, 2007) and we spoke at
length about what he remembered and saw. While I sat on the phone he used
a cell phone to call his son straight away, saying that I, Brian Vike from
HBCC UFO Research, was on the telephone right now and asked his son would
it be ok for me to call. I was given the man's son's phone number and called
immediately. We had a really nice chat and received more detail about what
was witnessed, which I will type up soon. I also sent the son to my website
so he could have a look at the photos/graphics over the Fort Stockton UFO,
he believes it appeared to be the same shaped craft, at least from what
he does remember.
- Hello Brian,
- I just read the report about the 1974 Texas sighting,
and the witnesses' astonishment at people's behavior. I have lived
in St. Louis, Mo. all my life, and always within a mile from my current
location, which I have been at since 1972.
- My report has little value, as I cannot remember the
exact year or month, having gone through a virtual 'hell' in my personal
life since then, with a nervous fatigue situation that almost took me out,
but that was not related to the sighting or even concurrent with it, as
my problems did not arise until the late 1990s.
- I only saw the retreat of the ship. It was probably
between 1981 and 1983, in the Summer on a Sunday afternoon, around
2:00 p.m. My son saw the ship, along with his playmate little girl from
up the street and my wife.
- The ship was noiseless and very low over our subdivision
street. Perhaps 200 feet altitude, and at first seen by my son, it
was 'hovering' directly over the street.
- My son's drawings of it and description fit the 'sport'
category that I have since heard about, a real classic.
- It was a warm day, my son, his friend and my wife were
all outside, with my son playing on his bicycle and my wife working
in the herb garden. I was inside, watching a documentary of interest on
the TV. My son came rushing in the house, yelling for me to come
out and see a UFO right over the street, and to hurry, and that
'mom' said for me to come out right away. Unfortunately, I assumed
they were either trying to trick me or were entertaining some kind of misidentification
or whatever, so I told him, "okay' I'll be out as soon as the commercial
comes on!" He went back out, came back in after a few minutes, almost
hysterical, begging me to come out as the ship was starting to move.
I finally gave in and went out on the porch and looked to where my
son pointed and saying that it was almost gone now.
- The only thing I personally saw was a "brilliant"
white light moving off. Perhaps a quarter mile away, very low and about
200 feet and towards the northwest at a gradually increasing speed.
- I was amazed at the sight, so bright, even during a sunny
Summer afternoon. I immediately walked over to my wife and asked if
she had seen the ship, she said yes but she was afraid of it and tried
to keep her head down. The playmate also confirmed seeing it and was
- My son and I bantered about it the rest of the afternoon,
and I had him draw me some pictures of it. By 4:00 p.m. my
wife was fixing dinner when I approached her with my son's drawing, and
got the shock of my life. She had no recollection of the incident
whatsoever ! I saw the little girl on Monday outside with my son again,
and asked her about it and her memories of it were intact.
- Later the next day and week, I casually mentioned it
to some of my neighbors, all of whom I had seen outside doing yard work
that day and no one saw anything, despite the obvious appearance of the
craft at low altitude, etc etc. No One! There also wasn't any
media mention. I know how the reporter (eyewitness) from Texas
feels ! Very odd, indeed.
- To this day, my son and I still bring it up on occasion
and he can still render a drawing of it. He cannot get the image out
of his memory, nor I the vision of the brilliant light retreating. When
my wife went blank and the neighbors all were blank, I decided to
not mention it anymore, at least to anyone but my son. I didn't and don't
need extra crazy points! I don't really understand, and my education did
not involve psychology or any other knowledge that would help me explain
other folks behaviors, including my wife's.
- As a layman, the only thing I can think is that it is
so scary and so outré that people go into instant denial or
something. But children do not as they have not been completely stigmatized. If
you would wish to talk to my son about it, I think he possibly may offer
his memories of the event. But he has never 'broadcast' it around to others
at all, sensing my uneasiness about pursuing it with others, with
the exception of one family friend, (deceased) who believed him. Having
known him since he was a child and knowing that he was not a 'storyteller'
per se. (he is now 34 years old.)
- My thanks to the Father for taking time to write
up this report and for sending it in. I also would like to thank him and
his son for taking the time to explain the UFO event on the telephone with
me today. It was a wonderful conversation.
- Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
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