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  •  Absolutely fascinating. (6+ / 0-)

    These diaries have produced several such stories, though I haven't seen one in a while.

    And your aunt's is the first with descend, hover, then accelerate off in a definite direction. Also a first for the size.

    And especially a first for the early date (which was probably 1947 or later, the Ken Arnold sighting which kicked off the whole thing being on June 24, 1947).

    In fact, for a date that early the story is extraordinary. I don't believe any Project Sign files (which run from 1947 through 1948) have anything like this -- though certainly many such reports came in the years following.

    And if they were within 500 feet of the object, they may actually be the earliest report to qualify for what Dr. Hynek later categorized as a Close Encounter of the First Kind (which I'll be covering in two or three weeks).

    If you can remember any more details, I'm sure I'm not the only one here who would love to hear them. I'm dead tired now, but in the next couple of days I'll see what I can find out about 1) San Antonio area sightings and 2) when such reports as your aunt's started appearing, and post a further reply.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. - H.L. Mencken

    by two roads on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:57:31 PM PDT

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    •  I'm trying. (4+ / 0-)
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      DaleA, G2geek, subtropolis, two roads

      I've written emails tonight to Aunt Marie's daughters, asking whether they have any details to add.  I have a suspicion that I'm the only one in whom Aunt Marie confided, at the time.  

      If you post a diary next week, I will offer further details, if available.

      The kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.

      by willb48 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:32:00 PM PDT

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