An addendum to 1965 Damon, Texas Sighting
"By leading UFO authorities, including - Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, Director, National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena Exclusive Project Blue Book Sighting Photos From U.S. Air Force Files"
"Compiled by the Editors of TRUE after 17 years of exhaustive research."
Purplish Craft In Texas On Same Night as Exeter
On the same date as the Exeter, N.H. sightings (September 3, 1965), two sheriffs from Brazoria County, Texas had a perilously close encounter with a huge UFO. Chief Deputy B.E. McCoy and Patrol Deputy Robert Goode were later questioned by NICAP and Air Force investigators from Ellington AFB.
After midnight, near Damon in Brazoria County, the two sheriffs sighted an enormous flying object from their patrol car. In the bright moonlight, they could see it was about 200 feet long, 40-50 feet thick at the center, tapering at both ends. It had a brilliant purplelight at one end, a fainter blue one at the other.
Sheriff Goode turned the patrol car around, drove back three-fourths of a mile and stopped. As they were watching through binoculars, the strange craft came down to 100 feet, heading rapidly toward the lighted police car. In the moonlight, the UFO cast a huge shadow on the ground, and the officers could see it moving swiftly toward the highway.
As it neared them, the brilliant purple light illuminated the ground and the inside of the car. Sheriff Goode, leaning out the driver's side, suddenly felt heat from the approaching UFO. He hastily started the engine. By this time the huge flying object was barely 50 yards away.
With understandable panic, the sheriffs fled.
"We were traveling at speeds up to 110 miles an hour," McCoy told the air force.
When they reached Damon, the lawmen calmed down and decided to go back.
"We were both scared," McCoy frankly admits. "But we wanted to find out what it was."
But when they returned to the area, the UFO's lights began to shift just as they had before its swift approach. Again, the sheriffs raced away.
"We figured the object would start coming toward us again," McCoy said in his AF statement. In describing the UFO, he said the body appeared dark gray. There was no sound, nor any trail visible.
"I never saw anything like it before," McCoy concluded. Both sheriffs admitted they had not believed in UFO's before.
"I've always been skeptical about these things," said McCoy. "I'm not a skeptic anymore."
Air Force unidentified case, Project Blue Book files, National Archives.
For more detailed information, see "UFOs: A New Look", Donald E. Keyhoe and Gordon I.R. Lore, Jr., NICAP, Washington, D.C., 1969, pp. 7-8.
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