PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
WILMINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 8-- A sky phenomena, described by observers at
the Clinton County air Base as having the appearance of a flaming red cone
trailing a gaseous green mist, appeared in the southwest skies of Wilminton
last night between 7:20 and 7:55 P.M.
S/Sgt. Gale F. Walter and Cpl. James Hudson, control tower operators
at the air field, first saw the phenomena at 7:20 P.M. and observed its
maneuvers in the sky until 7:55 P.M. when it reported disappeared over
the horizon. The sky phenomena hung suspended in the air at intervals and
then gained and lost altitude at what appeared to be terrific bursts of speed.
The intense brightness of the sky phenomena pierced through a heavy layer
of clouds passing intermittently over the area and obscuring other celestial
MSgt. Irvin H. Lewis, S/Sgt John P. Haag, Sgt. Harold E. Olvis and
T/Sgt. Leroy Ziegler, four members of the alert crew, joined the control
tower operators in observing the sky phenomena for approximately 35 minutes.
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