Sunday, 13 October 2013

UFO News Article:
“UFOs ‘Invade’ Colorado Area”

19 May 1967 (Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah)

The article reports on a 1967 Southern Colorado UFO flap:

Quote from the article:
“Ben Kin, employed at the Sand Dunes National Monument, told his story:

He was driving on the King Ranch, near the foot of Mount Blanca, when an object emerged from behind rocks and began following his car. It was shaped like a football and garish light from the strange object lighted the interior of his car.

The UFO stayed about 150 feet in the air and 150 feet from his car. It followed him for about a mile, stopping when he stopped.

Two other persons reported seeing a similar object the same night.

Mrs. Charles Blundell, an artist whose husband is a ranger at the Sand Dunes, has painted a picture of an object she said she saw over the Dunes.

Wikipedia article: “Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve”:

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.

Map of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado
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UFO News Article:
Clarke Sisters Sight ‘UFO’ at Dubuque”

19 August 1965 (The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa and
East Dubuque, Illinois)

Two Clarke College sisters sighted a small cylindrical shaped UFO over Dubuque (Eastern Iowa) on 18 August 1965, at around 11:30 p.m., The Telegraph-Herald reports:

The article also informs about a rash of UFO incidents (police officers were among the witnesses) that occurred in the south-eastern and western parts of Iowa in early August 1965.

Quote from the article:
“For about five minutes the object was fixed in one position, they said, pointed toward a radio tower near Flora Park.

The rest of the time, the light danced about in the sky, and as it faded away it appeared to dwindle into the west, they reported.

The glow at the end of the object appeared like the pink flame from an acetylene torch, Sister Justa said.

At that time, citizens in the southeast and western parts of the state reported seeing various strange lights in the sky. Most of the reports told of red, green and white lights appearing, then moving away quickly within a few minutes.

Law enforcement officials at Coralville, Ia., near Iowa City (South-Eastern Iowa), and a news photographer at Washington, Ia., about 25 miles south of Iowa City, were among the dozens of citizens who reported sightings.”

“Dubuque, Iowa” (

Map of Iowa (
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UFO News Article:
“Another UFO Sighted Here”

16 December 1968 (The Gadsden Times, Alabama)

A UFO flap occurred in the Gadsden (North-Eastern Alabama) area in December 1968, The Gadsden Times reports:

The UFO incidents were witnessed by police officers and several civilians. One of the police officers sighted 2 cylindrical shaped UFOs.

Quote from the article:
“Another police officer made a sighting late Saturday afternoon.

He reported seeing two cigar-shaped craft, each ‘about the size of a boxcar,’ flying across the sky. They appeared to be made of a shiny metal, like aluminium, he said. He watched them for a few minutes until they disappeared behind a cloud.

The officer said the objects could not possibly have been any type of plane or conventional craft.”

“Gadsden, Alabama” (

Satellite photo of Gadsden, Alabama
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UFO News Article:
“Cigar-Shaped UFO Sighted At La Porte”

7 November 1966 (The Victoria Advocate, Texas)

Captain Louis Fontenot, the captain at Morgan’s Point, and three other persons sighted a metallic, cylindrical shaped UFO that moved across the sky over La Porte, Texas on 6 November 1966, at around 8:45 a.m., according to the article:

Quote from the article:
“Fontenot said all four observed it through 50-power binoculars and agreed that it was shaped like a ‘big rocket or cigar with two fins at the very bottom.’

The sighting was reported to the air police section at Ellington Air Force Base, which refused comment on the report.

Fontenot said he and his friends saw a jet fighter turn over La Porte and follow the object’s path a few minutes after the report was phoned in.

Fontenot said the binocular view of the object showed ‘either writing or windows,’ adding, ‘four of us saw the same darn thing, and it’s hard to say we didn’t see it. We don’t know what we saw.’ ”

The article continues on page 6.

“La Porte, Texas” (

Satellite photo of La Porte, Texas
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UFO News Article:
“ ‘Blinking’ UFO Sighted In New York”

21 October 1966 (Mid-Cities Daily News, Hurst, Texas)

Three police officers, including Suffolk County Patrolman James Tate and Sergeant Enrico Namoni, and a newspaper photographer sighted a cylindrical shaped UFO with multi-coloured blinking lights over Patchogue, New York on 21 October 1966, at 1:13 a.m., the Mid-Cities Daily News reports:

Quote from the article:
“New York Daily News photographer James Mooney said he saw the object and took a roll of film of it. A spokesman for the News said the film would be developed this morning.”

NOTE: The newspaper date is 21 October 1966.

“Patchogue, New York” (

Satellite photo of Patchogue, New York
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