January 4th, 2019 Update: TexasUFOs has received incredible, new witness testimony that corroborates this article (scroll down to read the original one). According to a witness who would like to be known as "2005," dozens of bright silver flying saucers were seen flying over Waco, Texas (specifically at the address of 2005 South 7th Street) on May 16th, 1954, just a few months before the event that I featured on this site more than a year ago:
Wow playing in the backyard of my family's home I looked up and observe over 30 flying saucers flying in a V shape formation. This was not the first time that I and other kids in the neighborhood so these UFOs it was very common especially late at night to see them streaking across the night sky. Now that I'm older I think they were observing the goings-on James Connally Air Force Base. I never was afraid because they didn't seem to pose a threat just curious I believe. There was a time in the fifties an early sixties when people set out in their yards escape the Heat and if you look up you can see all kind of strange lights in the sky.
A really phenomenal and detailed account of 30+ flying saucers flying in formation over the James Connally Air Force Base (now, a public use airport) in Waco, Texas in 1954 has just now surfaced on MUFON (case 85062). The witness wanted to take a picture of the event, but as he was training to become a fighter pilot at the time, he was not able to break the line and grab a camera. Although I could not find any photos or videos of this sighting, apparently the Air Force Base was able to confirm that the UFOs were hovering at 100,000 feet and were extremely large, about 100-feet in diameter. Read the testimony:
Saw thirty three 100 foot diameter flying saucers in three formations together
I was able to find two articles from the Waco Tribune from the same year (January 1954 issue) that document a local's sighting of a flying saucer in November from the year prior, and curiously enough, a news story about flying saucer-detecting cameras being installed at "60 control towers and 15 air defense sites," which matches up nicely to the witness claims that the base "had to keep detailed record of the saucers:"
What do you think of this incredible testimony? During the 1940s and 50s, there were many documented flying saucer and UFO sightings, from Roswell to the White House UFO incident; perhaps this sighting should have joined that well-known documentation.
Or could this testimony simply be a hoax, or even an overreaction to something a bit more mundane? Though this seems unlikely, as the witness wrote into MUFON anonymously and with absolutely no fanfare... share your ideas on this story in the comments below, and/or join the discussion over on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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