WAYNE COUNTY PRESS
AIR FORCE MEN CHECK LIGHT-IN-SKY STORIES
VOLUME NINETY-EIGHT MONDAY, AUGUST 12th
AIR FORCE TEAM
CHECKS OUT "LIGHTS"
Investigate 500 Claims A Year,
Solve 98 Per Cent of
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
Here are Lt. Col. Robert J.
Friend, Capt. Hector Quintanilla
and T/Sgt. Charles R. sharp.
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
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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SIGHTINGS IN SKY
None Reported In County over
Are Wayne county's
STORY OF ANOTHER
Harold and Roberta Flexter, of