Radar study supports witnesses in Stephenville
Written by Angelia Joiner
Friday, 11 July 2008
A radar study recently released supports eight witness reports of an
unidentified object in Stephenville, Texas, and the surrounding area
on January 8, 2008.
Robert Powell, MUFON national research director, and Glen Schulze,
retired radar analyst, have labored hundreds of hours analyzing 2.8
million bits of Freedom of Information Act requested raw radar data
from five FAA towers between the hours of 4 - 8 p.m. surrounding the
Dublin/Stephenville, Texas area.
Dozens of Erath County residents reported seeing an object or lights
in the sky at separate locations and the story quickly made national
and international news.
The study may make even the most hardnosed skeptic scratch his head.
The report is entitled, Stephenville Lights: A comprehensive radar and
witness report, and can be fully downloaded at
And, the slap and tickle to the whole story? The unknown object was on
a trajectory towards and 10 miles from President Bush's Crawford Ranch
without a required beacon signal and, seemingly, without any military
About two weeks after the first story was publicized in the
Stephenville local paper on January 10, Maj. Karl Lewis, spokesman for
the Carswell Naval Air Base, said his unit had 10 F-16s in the skies
above Erath County after first having said no jets from the base were
in the area. Could this be because Lewis knew the information would
come out after seeing freedom of information acts filed at his base?
Powell and Schulze tracked those 10 jets without any trouble.
Now, they are scratching their heads wondering how an object without a
beacon could apparently fly into Crawford air space without raising
That is not the only thing that left the two report authors with
Four jets may have encroached on civilian air space after deviating
from the Brownwood military operating area return path on return runs
to the Carswell Naval Air Base.
Additionally, two jets traveling to Carswell from an Oklahoma air base
made a wide sweep around Comanche, Dublin and Stephenville before
landing at the Fort Worth base.
And, what the authors claim could only be an AWACS craft studied the
area for the entire four hours in what Powell calls a "race track
pattern" sweeping back and forth making 180 degree turns.
To see more on this report watch Larry King Live tonight at 8 p.m.
central where the authors will make guest appearances.
Last Updated ( Monday, 10 November 2008 )