While it was the eyewitness reports of three respected university professors that brought credibility to the Lubbock Lights case of 1951, it was unversity freshman Carl Hart, Jr.'s eyewitness photograph that brought the US Air Force down to investigate.
Less than five years after a UFO famously crash-landed in Roswell, multiple residents of Lubbock, Texas witnessed an incredible fleet of solid, white orbs of light fly in a V shape overhead. It was Texas Tech professors Dr. Oberg, a chemical engineer, Dr. Ducker, a petroleum engineer, and Dr. Robinson, a geologist, who were the quickest to report the sighting. The three men were visiting with each other in of the men's backyards when they watched 20+ mysterious lights fly over them in a matter of seconds around 9 PM on August 25th, 1951.
If that wasn't amazing enough, a freshman at the university the professors taught at, Carl Holt, Jr., also witnessed the same phenomenon, but several days later, on August 30th. Fortunately, he was able to snap five photos of the event, which to this day, are some of the most famous UFO photos ever taken. The photos were first published in the the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and then in a 1952 edition of Life magazine featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover.
About a month after this wave of reports, Project Bluebook (AKA Project Sign), the official government organization for investigating UFOs at the time, got involved. Lieutenant Ed Ruppelt, a former Army Air Force pilot, led the Project Bluebook investigation and interviewed the witnesses directly. He later went on to write a book about the case.
The accounts and photographs of the Lubbock Lights were ultimately proven to be authentic, and the Lubbock Lights case remains open to this day.
However, early on in the investigation, many assumed that the awestruck witnesses of the Lubbock Lights had really just seen a flock of birds, specifically plovers, whose bellies were reflecting the street lights from down below. A plover, by the way, is a water bird that had indeed been seen in Lubbock that month. However, this theory was tested and put to rest eventually.
Lt. Ed Ruppelt ended up concluding that there was a natural, prosaic explanation for the lights. However, he unfortunately would not reveal it. Ruppelt met with a man who was able to explain the case via a serious of investigations he'd done. However, Ruppelt traded the man's anonymity for his silence:
From Roswell Books:
This frustrating and teasing tidbit has led many UFO researchers to wonder if the Lubbock Lights could be similar to other famous "UFO" cases that most people now believe to have a natural origin, like the Hessdalen Lights in Norway or the Marfa lights in Texas.
What do you think of the amazing Lubbock Lights? Do you think we will ever know what happened in August 1951 in Lubbock, Texas, or has the truth been long covered up by now? Share your theories on this case and more in the comments below, or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
A new sighting of a triangle UFO has been reported to NUFORC (case S141735). The craft was described as moving faster and stranger than any aircraft or satellite, and having red, green and white lights.
Duration:5 minutes Triangle object with blinking red, green, and white lights seen in telescope.
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A daytime video showing a clear black "dot" hovering in the sky over North Texas was submitted to TexasUFOs, along with witness testimony submitted by "JFJ":
As I was coming home from a run I noticed something black in the sky. I looked a couple of times to make sure it wasn't a plane or a small drone. As I got closer it looked cylinder, vertical in shape. I never got a great look at it. I could see it enough that I noticed it spinning. As it was spinning it kept getting further away from me. I couldn't get a great video because the suns was very bright. You can see the object enough to see it's black and spinning away from me.
What do you think of this UFO sighting? The witness believed it was not a plane or a drone, but could they be mistaken? Or could this be evidence of aliens? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or on social media!
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TexasUFOs has received a phenomenal account of a blue-green UFO and a subsequent alien abduction. The witness reported seeing a blue-green "beam of light" and then later at night during a dream, recalled an encounter with an alien, in which both the witness and the alien communicated with each other without moving their mouths. To make matters eerier, a mysterious black unmarked car with antennas sticking out was parked near the original UFO sighting:
Me and my brother were walking last night on 48th and university around 2-3am and it was pitch dark a green/Blue/white beam of light hit us; it came from above; I quickly looked up and it was gone. we all seen the light but no one seen what it was so we blew it off and over night as i slept i remembered every detail it was like we went through time but really fast to where none of us would really notice. during my dream i remember talking to a alien in a dark space but my mouth wasn't moving we talked through my mind he knew everything i was saying and i could here him talking but his mouth wasn't moving i could here like a knocking noise in the dark space like we were in some kind of object and it was moving but slowly i could feel it like when you're sitting in an empty house and you can hear the house making noises every once in a while. I'm not joking i know this was real and the crazy thing about it is a black crown vic which i thought was a under cover cop because there's a lot of cars like that in lubbock tx that are cops was in a parking lot when we were walking no one else was in the street at the time it was late it had a lot of antenna's sticking out of the car more then a normal cop car that has antenna's at least 6 that i saw and the windows where pitch black the car was off and when we finally got by it the car turned on and red and blue cop lights turned on and then they turned them off and drove away quickly it was all just odd none of it makes sense i know this was real i would really like to talk to someone.
What do you think of this detailed testimony? Could this witness simply have seen a UFO (possibly even a meteor) that inspired an alien-themed dream later? Could this report be a hoax? Or could this indeed be a classic case of a UFO sighting and an alien abduction?
The more common gray alien is almost always reported as communicating telepathically, versus verbally, and is experienced through dreams or hallucinations (or at least recalled through them). Another commonality of this report is the possibility that the Men in Black, or some other undercover investigator, may have been on the scene.
I will follow up with this witness for more detail, but in the meantime, if you've seen a gray alien... or any alien, for that matter... report your encounter!
A video showing a bright white-glowing craft (round or cigar-shaped, it is difficult to be sure) flying during the daytime has been uploaded to YouTube. It is hard to make out much detail of the craft, and there is unfortunately no detailed witness description either. However, the video is of a fairly good quality and is worth checking out (MUFON case 83644):
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