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By Angelia Joiner Staff Writer
Mysterious lights in the sky and what some believe was an
increased military air traffic in the past week has prompted the
Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) to schedule a meeting for 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, at Erath County Dairy Sales & Livestock
Commission located on U.S. Highway 377/67 South.
MUFON Texas Senior Field Investigator and Assistant State
Director Steve Hudgeons said field investigators from Waco, Fort
Worth, and Dallas will be on hand to interview witnesses and
complete sighting reports.
He said MUFON is interested in Steve
Allenís first-hand account of intensely bright lights and
military jets over the Selden community last Tuesday night as
well as other accounts.
"I have read the papers and have been sent several e-mails from
people that have heard of this sighting and it looks as if there
are a good many people that have either seen this or have heard
about it," Hudgeons said.
"I will bring down a team of
investigators and we will do a mass interview and then do a
later follow-up with a selected group."
Hudgeons said it is the unusually high number of people that
claim to have witnessed the event as well as the credibility of
those involved that has prompted his organization to become
Founded in 1969, the Mutual UFO Network, Inc., is a nonprofit
corporation dedicated, through its volunteers, to resolving the
scientific enigma known collectively as unidentified flying
objects (UFOs), according to its Web site, www.mufon.com.
The worldwide organization headquartered in Denver, Colorado
has two publications; the monthly MUFON UFO Journal addresses
all aspects of the subject, and The International UFO Symposium
Proceedings offers a yearly in-depth analysis of the UFO subject
by world-renowned researchers, according to their Web site.
is available to MUFON members and the public.
Allen said he has received a barrage of phone calls from others
witnessing the Tuesday night event as well as reports of
military air traffic but also received calls from individuals
describing similar accounts.
The accounts include a woman that
said she saw the same thing in 1967 and worked to solve the
mystery with former Sheriff David Hale. But, she said no
conclusions were ever drawn.