14 June 2008 at 3:24:20 PM
When the UFO sightings took place in Stephenville at the first of the year, the Erath county seat received world-wide attention. Now the LA Times takes another look at the strange happenings in the Dairy Capital of Texas.
Strange lights over Texas
UFO sightings in the town of Stephenville set off a furor of theories, media coverage, even T-shirts. But was there an explanation? STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS -- Constable Lee Roy Gaitan saw the brilliant red orbs hovering in the sky and hollered for his family to come out.
It's probably an airplane, said his wife, Wendy, who didn't budge from the couch. Only 8-year-old Ryan went to the front yard.
Photos: Lights in the sky over Texas
That's a UFO, the boy said.
Gaitan, a stocky, 44-year-old lawman who has spent 16 years patrolling the Texas scrubland, faced a bit of a dilemma. With an election coming up, he could tell the world of this incredible sight -- and look like an idiot -- or keep his mouth shut.
"People would say, 'Hey, this guy is nuts. He's crazy,' " said Gaitan of his sighting Jan. 8.
Read entire story here.
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14 Jun 2008 @ 4:51:28 PM
I have three t-shirts from all that. One from Stephenville High School with a cow being taken up into a spaceship, one from the Dr Pepper place in Dublin with the aliens coming to Dublin for Dr Pepper, and one with a cowboy hat with the purple Tarleton colors. But even though I'm outside half the time I didn't see the UFO! Dang it!
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