|Evansville Courier, Aug 16, 1963
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Fairfield, Ill - (UPI) - A
team of physicists from Wright-
Patterson Air Force Base at Day-
ton, 0., has come up with their
explanation of those strange
lights in the skies that have been
Wayne County residents for more
than ten days.
A report from the Pentagon in
Washington Thursday said the
residents saw the planet Jupiter,
the Moon, a fireball and a jet
bomber in a refueling operation.
The report of the physicists who
interviewed Wayne County resi-
dents last weekend was released
by Maj. Maston M. Jacks.
On Aug. 4, 18-year-old Ronnie
Austin of near Wayne City said
a strange light chased him 10
miles home from a drive-in the-
ater at speeds up to 120 miles an
THE PHYSICISTS' report
young Austin saw the star
Jupiter, which now is approach-
ing its closest point to the earth,
and the moon.
"It does look five times bright-
er than any other star. Because
of the distance and lowness, it
would give the appearance of fol-
lowing the path young Austin
took," the report said.
The physicists said the planet
changes color from orange, to
red, green or blue. And would
still be visible at dawn.
The light that a State trooper
sighted as it was falling was de-
scribed by the physicists as a
"fireball" and said such occur-
ences happen about 350 times
MIKE HILL and
hoff reported seeing a diamond
or kite-shaped light on Aug. 7
that lit up Uphoff's barnyard. The
report said they saw a jet bomb-
er and a tanker in a refueling
operation. They said the fuel hose
would appear as the tail of a kite.
During such a refueling opera-
tion, the experts said, there would
be a high frequency in the atmos-
phere which would cause dogs to
"I just can't believe it," said
Hill of the report.
Meanwhile, more strange lights
are coming in each night.
Mrs. Henry Linder said she
saw a low-flying object at tree-
top level Wednesday night that
"was about three feet long, egg-
shaped, and lit up the area like
a "Christmas tree."