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The UFO Invasion of October 1973
TECHNOIR: 13 Investigations from the Darkside of Technology, the US Military and UFOs
Published: 12:27 PM 5/19/2010

The following excerpt is from “TECHNOIR: 13 Investigations from the Darkside of Technology, the US Military and UFOs” a new book by independent journalist John Lasker.

The UFO Invasion of October 1973

UFOs over graveyards... go together like Jack-O-Lanterns and Halloween

“The unusual aerial events happening during the October 1973 time-period remains one of the most fascinating of all UFO happenings, an intense and disturbing siege that no dismissive hypothesis or explanatory venture will easily rob of its strangeness,” stated Kenny Young, a renowned UFO investigator who passed in 2005 due to complications from luekemia.

It was just days away now. Halloween, 1973.

Hundreds-of-thousands of kids were preparing to hit the streets trick-or-treating on Halloween night, October 31st, 1973. But this year was different. Police and government officials across the American Midwest were on edge. It wasn't a serial killer or bag of poisoned candy they were sweating over. It was those strange lights in the night skies. Too many to count.

Call after call kept coming in. People scared to death; some even saying they saw “humanoids” out in a field. Heck, a US Army helicopter over Ohio had been zapped in mid-air with a green beam just days ago. Those damn UFOs, some must have been thinking... What did they want?

Indeed, even the Governor of Ohio, John J. Gilligan, had a close call with what he said was an amber-colored “vertical beam of light”. He had no choice but to tell America during an emotional press conference the UFO threat is real. “I saw one (UFO) the other night, so help me. I'm absolutely serious. I saw this.”

It didn't end there. Members of Congress would also raise the alarm.

“The increased sightings nationally could lead to a state of panic and hysteria and we ought to be concerned about it,” said U.S. Rep J. Edward Roush (D-Ind.) at the time.

In the warehouse of history, the year 1973 holds a special place. In America, the Watergate investigation was slowly putting an end to Tricky Dick’s reign at the White House. In the Middle East, another war between Arabs and Jews raged in the Holy Land. America stood with Israel, its long-time ally, and the nation’s oil supply was soon cut off by OPEC; which is to this day, dominated by Arab nations. The embargo resulted in an energy crisis of epic proportions. Making 1973 the year of the endless line at the American gas pump.

In other places of the globe, such as Vietnam, American troops were slowly being sent home, many not in boxes. In sports, four-legged mammoth Secretariat won the Triple Crown, while two-legged murderer-to-be OJ Simpson ran for 2,000 yards in a season, a first for the NFL. In music, current and future acid heads rejoiced when Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon. And when it came to hair, the afro gave parts of the world a soulful buzz.

Most of these events are all major occurrences in human history. Events so compelling, that in the Fall of 1973, they would banish an apparent invasion of the US to the dustbin of historical obscurity. It was an invasion that started in the American heartland and swept through the Deep South. An invasion not by communists or terrorists, mind you, nor hippies or devout Christians. But something that is still one of mankind’s greatest mysteries.

Starting in early October that year, literally thousands of witnesses from Mississippi to Ohio began scratching their heads in disbelief at the riddles in the night sky. But they were adamant about what they had seen: Strange bright lights and strange aircraft. There were reports of weird ships landing in fields not far from the lights of Midwestern cities. And a handful of witnesses encountered midget-like humanoids, seemingly dressed in their own freaky sci-fi costume.

Hickson - Parker The supporting cast of documented UFO cases for October, and for the entire year, for that matter, is down-right un-nerving. An Ohio sheriff, on an ink-stained late-October night, comes too close to several pulsating lights that are hovering over a graveyard on the edge of town. In Mississippi, two men are abducted by grey-skinned creatures with crab-like claws for hands, and they weren’t in costume! The abduction becomes a Close Encounter that rivals the Betty and Barney Hill incident.

Indeed, acclaimed UFOlogist George D. Fawcett, in a 1974 issue of the iconic magazine Flying Saucers (Mysteries of the Space Age), claimed 80 landings of UFOs was recorded in 24 US states and 11 foreign countries. Not all sightings occurred in Earth’s atmosphere, either.

According to the Associated Press, two astronauts aboard the orbiting SkyLab 3 at the end of September watched for ten minutes a mysterious red “satellite” oscillating about 30 to 50 nautical miles out behind them. When SkyLab 3 came back on the succeeding orbit, it was gone. And last but certainly not least, perhaps the most reliable UFO case of all time occurred during October 1973 – “The Coyne Incident”.

This invasion was perfect for the witching season. A classic UFO storm to spread the chills. Just as long as the invaders did not destroy planet.

“A tremendous up tick in landings and flybys in 1973, and mostly in the Midwest,” exclaims William E. Jones, director of Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) most active chapters; the chapter belonging to the Buckeyes’ of Ohio. “It was an amazing time for UFOs.”

Aging paper records, mostly from big city police departments based in the American Midwest, show that on some nights, hundreds of calls were made reporting UFOs. Many were daily newspapers, during a time when most cities had two, running article after article about the night ordinary people who saw that... that Thing.

The national nightly news would soon sink their teeth into the invasion, as NBC, ABC and CBS, ran UFO stories. Even the God Father of broadcast news, Walter Kronkite, flew to the scene of a small, mid-American town to interview shaken witnesses. And from one tough governor to many humble home-bound moms, the witnesses from 1973 are more than credible.

The National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon, the most respected UFOlogist group at the time, called the 1973 UFO wave “a flap”. They said UFOs “are back in force”, and the lull in sightings that stretched back to the 1950s, over. This flap reportedly was the inspiration behind Steven Speilberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

But this is also a Halloween story, and like many horror stories of today, this story also has a twist. “I met a veteran of the US Army some time back; he proved this by showing me a valid card that said he was a former officer,” said Jones of Ohio MUFON. “He told me he had an incredible story about 1973 to tell me.”

The officer, a graduate of West Point, was troubled that “he knew something”, and needed to reveal it, says Jones, who has spent most of his adult life working for Battelle; a US military defense contractor in Ohio believed to have assisted in reverse engineering projects of debris from Roswell.

The soldier’s tale would send a chill down Jones’ spine. “He told me the US Army earlier that year was in negotiations with some Greys. He was very matter-of-fact about this.” The invasion, this UFO swarm, said the former officer, was an orchestrated plan to get the attention of the US government. “He said they weren’t getting anywhere with our Army,” adds Jones. And they wanted to make a point.

Echoing what Jones has to say about October 1973, is Peter Hartinger, who runs the Roundtown UFO Society, or RUFOS for short. Roundtown being Circleville, Ohio, which is in central Ohio, a region that was part of the epicenter of the 1973 UFO wave. Circleville earned its namesake by having its street grid designed around a circular-shaped Native American earthwork or mound.

It is a smallish, sharp, well-kept town; and one that already is famous in UFO lore. Two days before Roswell, US military “weather balloons” fell out of the upper atmosphere and crashed near the city. The weather balloons, says Hartinger, gave the US military the creative inspiration it needed for the Roswell cover-up.

Hartinger, who’s been researching UFOs for 50 years, remembers October 1973, very well. Pat Boone was headlining Circleville's Pumpkin Festival and the newspapers were jammed with stories about UFOs. Well-spoken about the subject, and also well-grounded, Hartinger is a chairman for his county’s parks commission.

“Knowledge is not a matter of belief and desire, knowledge is a matter of evidence,” says Hartinger, who says he and his brother witnessed a UFO when they were in their late- teens. He calls it his “no doubter”.

Like Jones, Hartinger feels the UFO invasion may have indeed been a message, yet not to get the attention of just the US military, but the entire planet.

“They may have been motivated,” says Hartinger about the Greys, “I believe it was display that was put on. We were close to World War III (due to the Arab-Israel war at the time). The display was probably to tell us, ‘Calm down, there’s more to life than annihilation’.”

Here are some of the trick-or-treat points and displays they made:

April 1973:

While it was a little early for Halloween, this incident shows you never know who or what may come knocking when you’ve already have seen a UFO. It was day time in the small town of Milan, Indiana, and the owner of an auto-parts shop and his friend were going about their business. Unexpectedly, two visitors entered the shop, and their ride didn’t need an oil change. One was very tall; the other squat with a long head. Both were very thin.

They sported tan gloves and tan suits that hung loosely on their frames. The owner also said their faces looked like plastic. Their eyes were black and glossy. And when they came into the shop, the owner’s guard dog turned yellow and fled. The owner of the auto parts shop had snapped a couple photos of UFOs six years earlier in 1967; and in a robotic tone, the visitors demanded he hand them over. MIBs or Men-in-Tan? They continued to demand he give them the photographs. He refused, and would be hounded by other strange incidents – and debunkers – years after.

Early October 1973:

Ohio Governor John J. Gilligan is driving back to Ohio from Ann Arbor, Mich., when he reported seeing an amber-colored “vertical beam of light”, as reported in the October 18th, edition of the Columbus (Ohio) Citizen Journal. After the sighting he was asked to tell his UFO story on the Dick Cavett Show, but refused. Yet during a press conference he surprised the entire nation: “I saw this. It was not a plane. It was not a bird. It didn't wear a cape. And I really don't know what it was.”

October 1973:

The Deep South was seemingly under invasion, as well. For instance, in Garland, Texas, did the Body Snatchers come to town? A woman in Garland finds a strange yellow “blob” growing and “pulsating” like a beating heart in her backyard. She ripped it open with a garden hoe and it bled a purple sludge. Scientists figured it was a strange fungus.

In Athens, Georgia, a silver egg-shaped object lands on a road and two small humanoids come out of the craft. A human driver waves a gun at the creatures and they retreat to their craft making a “whoosh” for it. In Falkville, Alabama, a Police Chief encounters a “man-thing” in a silver suit. In Pascagoula, Mississippi, two men from this planet, Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson, were fishing when a 100-foot oblong-shaped craft descends out of the sky. Three grey-skinned creatures, each about five feet tall, with one leg, and lobster claws for hands, confront Parker and Hickson and levitate the two men into their craft. Eventually they are let go.

Later on, the two are left alone during a Sheriff’s interrogation and their conversation is secretly taped. The subterfuge fails as their conversation clearly shows this was no hoax or the two country boys were damn good at pulling one off. Several other local sightings before and after the encounter by credible witnesses support their story.

Representing the US Air Force, Dr. J. Allen Hynek of Project Blue Book fame, interviews the men and believes their story. Project Blue Book was the US military’s public and apparently official UFO investigation unit, with Hynek as its lead civilian scientist.

Mid-to-late October 1973:

With just days before tens-of-thousands of kids hit the streets seeking treats, local police describe the city and region surrounding Cincinnati as a “mess” of UFO sightings. Police tell the local media – which is getting many calls of its own – that they took 80 reports of sightings in one night alone. One “hysterical and screaming woman” tells authorities that an oblong craft with blinking lights killed two cows as it landed on her farm.

Near the small town of Xenia, Ohio, three creatures with silver skin are spotted on U.S. 35. Police confront them, but discover the “creatures” are actually three teenagers pulling a prank by wrapping themselves in aluminum foil. The city of Reading, Ohio, goes dark as it experiences several power outages; the local utility quickly blames shoddy equipment. Near Cincinnati, Sgt. Hugh Oyer chases a white and yellow craft, saying later, “I never believed in UFOs until tonight.”

Sheriff Deputies near the state’s capital, Columbus, were swarmed with UFO reports for four straight nights. On one night, deputies said they logged between 30 and 40 reports of shiny objects zigzagging through the sky. In another part of Ohio, three counties worth actually, UFOs were described as “grayish discs with red and bluish-green lights”; others appeared as “orange-colored objects” and “blimp-shaped objects”. Some had “red lights around the rims with a blue flame or flare coming out of the bottom”. And in Muskingham County, Ohio, a Sheriff is spooked by three glowing lights – hovering over the local cemetery.

But of all these incidents, even the apparent abduction of Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson, there is an incident from October 1973 that tops them all like a pointy black hat on a witch. Indeed, for Capt. Lawrence J. Coyne and his crew of a UH-1H Army Reserve helicopter, it was almost as if a wicked witch on a broom had taken complete control over their Super Huey.

In reality, Coyne and crew’s Wicked Witch was a metallic, cigar-shaped ship. A UFO that was armed with a nasty green tracking beam. Without question, “The Coyne Incident” is one of the most credible and mind-boggling cases in UFO history.

First of all, the case’s witnesses were citizen soldiers who also had solid day jobs. Lt. Arrigo Jezzi, 26, a chemical engineer; Sgt. John Healy, 35, a police officer; Sgt. Robert Yanacsek, 23, a computer technician; and the 36-year-old Crew Chief Coyne, who had spent more than half his life flying helicopters for the Army.

“The Coyne incident stands out because of who the witnesses were,” says Ohio MUFON’s Jones, who also investigated the incident. “As cases go, you don't get much better than that”.

It was 10:30 pm on October 18th, 1973, when Coyne’s 68-15444 Super Huey of the 316th Medical Detachment stationed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, lifted off from Port Columbus (Ohio) airport. At the controls that night was Jezzi, and he ascended to 2,500 feet above sea level and started for home, roughly 100-miles to the northeast. According to Jennie Zeidman, a noteworthy UFO investigator who wrote a meticulous report on the incident, “The night was totally clear, calm and starry. The last quarter moon was just rising.”

Before the Coyne incident, Zeidman spent many years working for Project Blue Book as an assistant to Dr. Hynek, who is infamous in UFO lore for his “swamp gas” explanation for a UFO case. As Hartinger of RUFOS likes to put it, “Hynek was being paid by the US Air Force to debunk UFOs”. Yet it has been reported that both Zeidman and Hynek were skeptical at first towards the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

However, as their research with Project Blue Book (1952-1970) moved ahead, they came to believe that intelligent beings from another world were visiting Earth. There are also reports of Hynek quietly telling family and close friends the US military had retrieved “bodies” after “crashes”. When the Air Force dropped Project Blue Book, Hynek and Zeidman moved on to establish CUFOS, the Center for UFO Studies, which documented nearly 1,000 reports during October 1973, the highest amount ever recorded over a three week period. CUFOS would also investigate a mouth-gaping 27 humanoid cases during the year.

Depiction of Coyne Helicopter Encounter At 11 PM, as the Super Huey cut through the clear Fall night, wrote Zeidman, “Yanacsek noted a single red light on the south-eastern horizon.” Cue the creepy music. He kept a bead on the light for a “minute to 90 seconds”. The red light then started to make a line straight for the Super Huey.

Yanacsek called out. Coyne saw it now. Sensing impact was seconds away, he took the controls from Jezzi and promptly sent the helicopter into an evasive descent. Coyne radioed a nearby air control tower from the city of Mansfield. He sternly asked, “Do you have any high performance aircraft in this area at 2,500 feet?”

No reply. He tried again. Nothing. Then it hit them with a jolt. Both UHF and VHF frequencies were dead and the red light was getting awfully close. “Coyne increased his rate of descent to 2,000 feet per minute and his airspeed to 100 knots,” wrote Zeidman. Sometime during this maneuver, air controllers from the Mansfield Tower got through and acknowledged Coyne: “This is Mansfield Tower, go ahead Army 1-5-triple 4”. He couldn't respond – because the helicopter and his crew were headed for obliteration either by this UFO or the ground.

Zeidman wrote, “The last altitude Coyne noted was 1,700 feet. Just as collision appeared imminent, the unknown light halted, and assumed a hovering relationship above and in front of the helicopter.” At 1,700 feet, the helicopter was paralyzed.

The crew would later agree what “the unknown light” was. A cigar-shaped craft with no windows. “A featureless, gray, metallic-looking structure was precisely delineated against the background stars,” wrote Zeidman. The red light was positioned on the front cone nose of the ship. A sickly green light appeared emanating from the back of the UFO; a green light that quickly formed a cone-ish, searchlight appearance. A cone that began to swivel towards the front of helicopter. Suddenly someone or something was deliberately flooding the cockpit with it! Literally, the frozen-faced crew turned green.

Yet within seconds the cigar-shaped ship disengaged from the Super Huey. Jezzi reported it headed northwest and “snapped out” over Lake Erie without a sound. But like a lot of good horror flicks, and a lot of bad horror flicks, for that matter, Coyne and crew were not out of the woods just yet.

That’s when “Coyne noticed that the magnetic compass disk was rotating approximately four times per minute and that the altimeter read approximately 3,500 feet; a 1,000 foot-per- minute climb was in progress,” wrote Zeidman. Yet Coyne told investigators he still had the collective(or throttle stick), pressed forward in descent mode. He had no choice but to pull the collective back even if it meant disaster. Miraculously he gained control of the Super Huey – at 3,800 feet.

Zeidman wrote, “Coyne had been subliminally aware of the climb; the others not at all, yet they had all been acutely aware of the g-forces of the dive. The helicopter was brought back to the flight plan altitude of 2,500 feet, radio contact was achieved with Canton/Akron airport, the night proceeded uneventfully to Cleveland.” As they flew, they realized the magnetic compass wasn't working properly; it would soon be replaced. In fact, Coyne’s Super Huey would never be the same.

Twenty years later during a televised interview, Healy said, “She was never any good after that. She was the hangar queen after that. The radios never worked after that. The navigation instruments. Nothing.”

Just days after the incident, Coyne spoke openly and confidently about what exactly happened. “It looked like a fighter plane coming straight for us. The light was traveling in excess of 600 knots. It came from the horizon to our aircraft in about 10 seconds. We were on a collision course. I took immediate evasive action. I cut the power and dropped into a shallow dive. We dropped to 2,000 feet and it was headed straight for us. We braced for impact.” But there was none.

“We looked up and saw it stopped right over us. It had a big, gray, metallic-looking hull about 60 feet long. It was shaped like an airfoil or a streamlined fat cigar. (And) There was a red light on the front. The leading edge glowed red a short distance back from the nose. There was a center dome. A green light at the rear reflected on the hull.”

Coyne was asked about the freakish ascent.

“I had made no attempt to pull up,” he said. “All controls were set for a 20-degree dive. Yet we had climbed from 1,700 to 3,500 feet with no power in a couple of seconds with no g-forces or other noticeable strains.”

In 2003, for the 30th anniversary, a 56-year-old Jezzi would re-tell his story. He still wasn't sure what it was. But his memory remained vivid. He said it was like no other aircraft he had ever witnessed. “The first thing I thought was those Commie bastards,” he told one local paper near Cincinnati. “What are they up to?” The next morning he and the others were asked to draw what they had witnessed. They all drew a cigar-shaped looking craft with a dome on top.

In that same article, Rene Bouchard, who was on the ground on that night, said she saw something in the same skies the Super Huey would fly through some 60 minutes later. The flying saucers had her and her brother searching the starry night in a nearby field. She remembers laying down in a grassy field for just a few seconds.

Then suddenly awakening – to a tremendous bright light. “That’s when we saw this brilliant white light. It was as bright as the sun.” They ran for their lives. Thirty years later, she told the newspaper she would be in that same field the night of the anniversary.

In the immediate aftermath of the Coyne incident, UFO skeptic Philip Klass tried to discredit the case saying the Coyne UFO was a “fireball of the Orionid meteor shower”. He and other critics said Coyne must have accidentally caused the helicopter to rise in altitude. “They said the pilot unknowingly moved the helicopter,” says Jones of MUFON.

“Coyne said it felt like the object had control.” Hartinger of RUFOS likes to note that Coyne would later be promoted to Major. “They (US military) didn't hold it against him,” he said. “A lot of military people would say to Coyne, ‘You’ve got to be nuts’, but they didn't. Promoting him says a lot.”

Corroborating Coyne and crew’s story would be several ground witnesses. In the months that followed, a younger Jones found a family of five who also saw a cigar-shaped craft and a helicopter floating together some 500-feet over the tree tops. Earlier, the family was driving on a typical country road when two lights – one red, one green – made a B-line for their car.

The mother, Erma DeLong, pulled over to the shoulder. The light, this thing, seemed as if it was headed straight for them, she told Jones. That’s when her set of twins, 13-year-old brothers, jumped from the car. Above the dark webs of thinning tree branches the twins saw what looked “like a blimp...as big as a school bus”. The craft appeared to be hovering over the helicopter, attested members of the family. That’s when their world turned green. “It was like rays coming down...The helicopter, the trees, the road, the car – everything turned green,” said Ms. DeLong to Jones.

The invasion of 1973 offers a lot for those who want to believe Carl Sagan’s little blue dot is being visited by a super-advanced species. The Coyne incident alone is worthy of mainstream attention and respect from both science and media.

Wright - Patterson And it has an entire host of smaller, lesser incidents propping it up. Arguably the Coyne incident is the UFO case that could help win US government disclosure. But the 1973 UFO frenzy that swept the green and gold flatlands of the Midwest can be countered with some disproving evidence. It shows that the entire “invasion” may have been of a human kind. Conducted from, oddly enough, a US Air Force base with an infamous UFO history: Wright-Patterson AFB of Dayton, Ohio. And to best understand what goes on there, a check of the base’s web site is revealing:

“Today, as in the early 1900s, Wright-Patterson is where weapon systems of the future are conceived, tested, modified, and tested again until worthy of acceptance as part of the most responsive deterrent force in the history of military aviation. Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. That is what Wright-Patterson is all about. A heritage of a legendary past spurs aerospace logisticians, engineers, and scientists in a quest to ‘keep’em flying’, faster, higher, further, and safer than man has ever flown before.”

Wright-Patt, as the locals call it, is believed to secretly house the flying saucer that wrecked at Roswell in 1947. Shipped there with bodies by a B-29 bomber and stored in Hangar 18. UFO folklore also says a second UFO – one that crashed in Aztec, New Mexico, in 1948 – was shipped there, along with the craft’s 16 dead shipmates. What’s more, Wright-Patt was home to the Air Force’s office for Project Blue Book. Which coincidently, was initiated in 1947.

“Ground Zero” of UFO flap 1973 is easily just thirty to forty miles east of Wright-Patt, which is located in southwest Ohio. Eighty to a hundred calls a night about strange lights were being logged from there. The Coyne incident happened 150 miles to the northeast. Thus most of the “flap” occurred relatively in the same direction that an armada of US Air Force aircraft was heading, day-after-day, beginning October 14th, 1973. Could it be that all those witnesses were looking at ships and crafts from this world?

On October 6, 1973, the Yom Kippur war erupted. The Arabs – mainly Egypt and Syria, but with help from ten other Arab nations such as Iraq – wanted to annihilate Israel for good. The fourth Arab-Israel war started with the Arab’s surprise two-pronged invasion on the holiest of Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur. Along a broad front, the Egyptians crossed over the Suez Canal with Soviet made T-55 and T-62 tanks. In the air, they flew Russian Mig-21s.

To the west, the Syrians invaded the Golan Heights, which is close to Tel Aviv, sending 1,400 Soviet tanks into battle. After gains made by the Arabs, however, the Israelis held strong; their American weapons winning a stalemate.

Nevertheless, seeing the Apocalypse on the horizon, the US government capitulated to the desperate Jewish state, which was threatening to unleash a dozen 20-kiloton nuclear missiles onto to Egyptian and Syrian targets. On October 13, 1973, President Nixon ordered the Air Force to begin Operation Nickle Grass; an air lift of weapons, ammunition, tanks, and other supplies, so to save the Israelis. Hopefully the arms and supplies would help Israel from lighting-up a number of huge Arab cities, which no doubt would bring about a global holocaust. Within hours of orders, air bases across the US, including Wright-Patt, were buzzing on a mission that would last from October 14th to mid-November.

Soon US Air Force planes stuffed with equipment were flying over the Atlantic, stopping only in Portugal for more fuel, and then racing down the middle of the Mediterranean Sea to Israel. All told, Operation Nickel Grass resulted in 567 missions carrying close to 22,000 tons of cargo. Much of it flown out of Wright-Patt, one of the largest air bases in the world.

And missions that had the aircraft heading east out of Wright-Patt, directly planes involved were C-141 StarLifters, which simply look like oversized passenger jets. Another heavily used plane was the C-5 Galaxy; again, nothing more than an extra large cargo jet. The Egyptians caught on their radar a craft at high altitude moving at a tremendous speed over their troops, but it wasn't flying from Ohio or from a distant corner of the universe. Later, the US Air Force would admit it was their sleek SR-71 spy plane, conducting surveillance for the Israelis.

But what about saucer-shaped or cigar-shaped craft? The kind that can take over the flight of a Super Huey with an apparent green tracking beam? Was the Air Force using Operation Nickle Grass also as a cover to conduct secret flight tests of classified aircraft?

In an interesting side note, Coyne decided to check on the radio transmissions he had made with the Mansfield air-control tower during the night of the encounter. What Coyne found is a bit eye-opening. The Mansfield Tower had no recording of the response they made to Coyne. There was no explanation as to how this happened. It was a mystery, raising questions like spirits in a crypt – to this day very day. Was the transmission deliberately erased? And if so, by whom?

“I can’t believe that,” quips Hartinger with deep sarcasm. He says the obvious sabotaging on the part of human hands “gives credit to the case”.

Like so many past UFO “flaps” or waves, the evidence left behind as to “What the Hell?” is going on is simply mind- bending. In the case of the Halloween UFO invasion of 1973, did the Greys give believers one of the greatest UFO encounters of all time – the Coyne incident? If so, why this invasion then? So to make peace – amongst Earthlings – as Hartinger suggested?

Or could it be, as Jones suggested, that the Greys used the Super Huey as a “trick” in order to convince the US Army and US government to give up the “treats”?

And, if so, what on Earth would those “treats” be? Some type of animal or sea creature? Or some human beings, perhaps those that are comatose, in exchange for not snatching-up kids in costumes?

This is an excerpt from “TECHNOIR: 13 Investigations from the Darkside of Technology, the US Military and UFOs” by John Lasker, an independent investigative reporter from Columbus, Ohio.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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