The Internet is a
wonderful tool. It provides us with the totality of human knowledge. Such is
the case in and around Levelland, Texas, from November 1957. My pal, Rich
Reynolds, at his UFO Conjectures blog, reported on October 6 of this
year that a video of Sheriff Weir Clem, the Hockley County sheriff, meaning, of
course, Levelland, as well as other witnesses, had been interviewed by a
reporter in 1957. All this before the Air Force investigated. You can watch those
Levelland was the scene of several UFO sightings in
which the craft stalled car engines and dimmed headlights. As but a single
Wright, a nineteen-year-old college student at Texas Tech in Lubbock, was
nearing Levelland when he glanced at his dashboard ammeter. Wright told the Air
Force investigator, "I was driving home from Lubbock on state highway 116 at
approximately 12:00 a.m. when the ammeter on my car jumped to complete
discharge, then it returned to normal and my motor started cutting out like it
was out of gas. After it had quit running, my lights went out. I got out of my
car and tried in vain to find the trouble.
“It was at
this time that I saw this object, I got back into my car and tried to start it,
but to no avail. After that I did nothing but stare at this object until it
disappeared about 5 minutes later. I then resumed trying to start my car and
succeeded with no more trouble than under normal circumstances."
|Sheriff Weir Clem and his deputies.
There were others who
independently reported similar experiences. The UFO remained in the area for
about two hours and witnesses reported watching the UFO for several minutes
before it would lift off and leave the immediate vicinity. Once the UFO
disappeared, the witnesses reported their cars could then be started. I have
reported on all these sightings in depth in the book, Levelland.
And, in conflict with
the Air Force report, the sheriff said that he saw an oval-shaped, brightly
glowing object as he searched the area. He was accompanied by other law
enforcement officers and there are indications that Air Force officers were
there with him as well.
The sightings in the
area didn’t end on November 3. Sightings of the UFO continued in New Mexico,
stalling more cars. Military Police at Whites Sands also had encounters. The
series of sightings are an important part of UFO history and have never been
adequately explained, though the Air Force claimed ball lightning was
|The White Sands MPs. Photo courtesy Glen Toy.
Moving into the modern
world, on July 9, of this year, the witness and his family were water skiing in
the Spencerville, Indiana, area. The main witness had stopped the boat to pick
up his son who had fallen and looked toward a tree line on shore. He saw a
white, round object travelling east to west at a high rate of speed. He said
that it was moving faster than anything he had ever seen and was in sight for a
minute or two. Both his son and wife saw the UFO as well.
The witness also
operates MADAR Node 81 in Spencerville. Although there was no alert, a review
of the recorded data showed a spike in the magnetometer, that is an
electromagnet effect, at the time of the sighting. This also relates to the
Levelland sightings in which there were reported EM Effects.
showed that object the witness reported was too slow for a meteor and too fast
for an aircraft. He heard no sound associated with it and believed that it had
been flying at about 10,000 feet. The witnesses saw no wings, or vertical
On October 6 of this
year, the witness in Palm City, Florida, said that he saw a straight, long,
white object that was not moving. He said, “The object appeared… to be bigger
than a plane I’m flying… it did not move like a plane.” The UFO was in sight
for about a minute. The witness said that he looked down to check his airspeed
and when he looked back, the object was gone.
California, on October 5 of this year, the witnesses saw what looked like
fireballs. Five of them were close together and the sixth some distance off.
The one farthest away was moving rapidly and changed color from orange to
green. The witness reported that it had a cylindrical shape and was moving
super-fast. The sighting lasted for a total of fifteen minutes.
The witness did take the following photograph of the UFOs. I have cropped the photographs to fit better on this space.