By BRAD SMITH-Daily News Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 22, 2008-Stephenville, Texas residents aren’t the only ones reporting unidentified flying objects above their community. A few weeks ago, Yreka resident Mary Hay reportedly saw a strange aircraft fly above her while she was at the Valero gas station on South Main Street.
According to Hay, she was purchasing some kerosene and saw something moving across the sky. It happened on Jan. 8, sometime around 8 p.m., she said.
Describing the object as ’slightly wedge-shaped,’ Hay said it had three rows of lights underneath it, the middle row longer than the others. The object flew from east to west, ’then disappeared very quickly,’ she said.
This is the first time that something like this has happened to Hay.
Since her sighting, she has told some of her family, friends and co-workers. While some have scoffed at the notion of UFOs and aliens, others have told her that they have seen the same thing and that she shouldn’t feel "weird" talking about it.
’I didn’t even know about the (Stephenville) Texas UFOs until a few days ago,’ she said.
According to the Associated Press, several people have reported seeing UFOs since Jan. 8. The sightings have made national news, even causing CNN’s Larry King to do a show about them.
Ruben Uriate, director for Northern California’s Mutual UFO Network, said that Hay’s sighting is ’one of many.’
’There’s been a spike in reports,’ he said. He speculates that the Stephenville sightings have raised awareness and that ’people are looking up at the skies, paying more attention.’
Uriate said that Hay shouldn’t feel uneasy talking about her claim. Many pilots, law enforcement and military personnel have stepped forward, he stated, reporting their experiences.
For more information on reporting a possible UFO, check the Mutual UFO Network (www.mufon.com) and the National UFO Reporting Center (www.nuforc.org) Web sites.
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