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  AIR FORCE MEN CHECK LIGHT-IN-SKY STORIES HERE

A TEAM OF AIR FORCE PHYSICISTS were in Fairfield over the week end checking last week's light-in-the-sky stories.  Here they are reading about it all in the Press . . . Lt. Col Robert J. Friend  (center), Capt. Hector Quintanilla, right, and Sgt. Charles R. Sharp.  They called the Press stories  accurate and not overplayed.



  VOLUME NINETY-EIGHT    MONDAY, AUGUST 12th 

AIR FORCE TEAM 
       CHECKS OUT "LIGHTS" 
                   ------ 
  Investigate 500 Claims A Year, 
         Solve 98 Per Cent of 
                    Them. 
                     ------ 
     An Air Force team of physicists 
  from Wright - Patterson Field, 
  Dayton, Ohio, spent the week end 
  in Fairfield investigating the 
  aerial phenomena sighted in 
  Wayne county several nights last 
  week. 
     Here are Lt. Col. Robert J. 
  Friend, Capt. Hector Quintanilla 
  and T/Sgt. Charles R. sharp. 
         Made Interviews 
     The Air Force team interviewed 
  persons who reported sighting 
  strange objects in the Wayne 
  county sky last week, starting 
  with Ronnie Austin and his girl 
  friend, Phyllis Bruce, who were 
  startled by a strange light ob- 
  ject which followed them in the 
  sky near their Hickory Hill town- 
  ship homes last Sunday night. 
     What did the Air Force physic- 
  ists find out?  They aren't telling 
  --yet, but Colonel Friend did 
  make the following observations 
  to the Press: 
    --The Air Force investigates 
  500 claims of strange aerial 
  phenomena a year. 
     --It satisfactorily explains 98 
  per cent of them, at least in the 
  years since 1956.  From 1947, when 
  "Project Bluebook", the Air Force 
  name for investigation of aerial 
  phenomena was started, the Air 
  Force has satisfactorily explained 
  92 per cent of these sightings. 
     --Each Air Force base investi- 
  gates such sightings nearest its 
  base.  He did not explain why 
  Scott Air Base did not handle this 
  investigation. 
             Investigate All 
     The U.S. investigates every 
  such sighting reported.  "The one 
  we didn't investigate might be the 
  one which would blow us apart," 
  Colonel Friend explained. 
     --The story told by you Ron- 
  nie Austin and members of his 
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      (Continued on Page 8) 

  SIGHTINGS  IN SKY 
                  APPEAR ON WANE 
                    ------ 

  None Reported In County over 
      Weekend; Seen In Other 
                 Counties. 
                   ------ 

     Are Wayne county's neck-cran- 
  ing days over? 
     The eyes-to-the-sky activity ap- 
  pears to be waning, one week 
  after a strange lighted object fol- 
  lowed a Hickory Hill township 
  teenager and his girl friend home. 
     A number of Fairfield and 
  county residents sighted more 
  strange lights Wednesday night. 

    STORY OF ANOTHER 
          LIGHT IN THE SKY 
                  ------ 

  Harold and Roberta Flexter, of 
     Cisne, Describe Experience 
     With Light; No Date Given. 
                   ------ 
     Harold and Roberta Flexter of 
  Cisne, write the Press the follow- 
  ing account of their experience 
  with a light in the sky.  They gave 
  no date, but it is presumed to be 
  last week. 
     My husband, Harold Flexter, 
  and I, Roberta Flexter, 20, 
  were at the farm house watching 

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