Sunday, February 10, 2008

Stand Down: Putting the Kibosh on the Texas UFOs

I haven’t commented on the recent Stephenville, Texas UFO sightings because everyone else has. Nothing much I can add. But the recent firing of reporter Angelia Joiner has me wanting to comment.

Reporter Angelia Joiner of The Empire Tribune was fired. She was asked to “stand down” from reporting on the UFOs in Stephenville, after writing a series of articles on the sightings. And in particular, two articles on Ricky Sorrells, a repeat UFO witness and victim of apparent military harassment.

What The Empire Tribune told Joiner was that the UFO angle had been “played out,” and it was time to let it go. It was said some city council members found the whole thing embarrassing. For those reasons, it was suggested Joiner choose something else to write about. E-mails Joiner sent to a UFO group were also found too embarrassing; in good faith, Joiner gave two weeks notice. However, her computer was confiscated and she was told to leave the premises immediately.

One of Joiner’s articles, UFO Witness Claims Harassment
Alien Surveillance of Stephenville & Sorrells,
(The Empire Tribune, 2-3-08) discusses witness Ricky Sorrells alleged harassment by military authorities. In the article, Joiner writes that Sorrells:
... believes military officials have been harassing him by flying military aircraft over his property at low altitudes, at all hours of the day and night.

Sorrels says he’s seen the UFO four different times. The UFO was the length of “three or four football fields” Sorrells was contacted by someone from the military the day after an interview he gave with the Associated Press about his UFO sightings:
“He was sort of nice to me right off,” Sorrells said. “He asked to come and talk to me.”

Sorrells said he told the man that he needed time to think about it and then,
“He (the man) became really arrogant.”

The caller told Sorrells he wasn’t taking “no” for an answer and would be out to talk to him. Sorrells again tried to politely tell the man he did not wish to have company.

After that, Sorrells said the conversation became heated and he told the man not to cross his cattle guard.

Sorrells said the man responded with, “ Son, we have the same caliber weapons as you do but a lot more of them.”

Sorrells continued to experience more harassment with continued helicopter fly overs, bright lights shining into his home, and finding a threatening intruder on his property.

In this context:the number of witnesses to the event, Joiner’s termination, and the harassment of Sorrell, reports of military jets chasing after the UFO, it’s obvious there’s something more here than weather balloons or flares.

There’s also something I’ve been noticing the past couple of months; and I’m not the only flying saucer junkie to notice, not by any means. That’s the sheer number of UFO sightings lately, and not just small zippy lights in the sky, but huge craft not that far up above our heads. Are we in another UFO flap? Military weapons or some form of psy-op warfare?

There’s men in black type stuff, harassment, cover-ups, military involvement (both overt, as in the military jets seen going after the UFO, and covert, concerning Ricky Sorrells,) world wide media attention, photographic evidence, and, I suspect, some counter/disinformation going on as well. For example, on Linda Moulton Howe’s Earthfiles site, she has images of lights given to her by Steve Allen:
Steve said, “I have an amazing videotape to show you. The gentleman, David, who operated the camera brought a DVD to me at my office, I paid him some money and he said I could do whatever I wanted with the videotape. And I want you to have a copy, Linda.”

I acknowledge my paranoid side and so, will say this sounds like a set up to me. That’s not to suggest the images aren’t “real,” of course they are; they’re on video, and other witnesses have seen them. But I am of the opinion there’s some intentional manipulation going on by military factions -- or some human element -- in the midst of the Stephenville UFO sightings.

Whatever is going on - and there is something going on -- it’s getting pretty hot out there.

Notes
UFO witness claims harassment,Angelia Joiner
Sunday, February 3, 2008
http://www.empiretribune.com/articles/2008/02/03/news/news02.txt

More twists in the Sorrells' Saga,Angelia Joiner

Monday, February 4, 2008
http://www.empiretribune.com/articles/2008/02/04/news/news01.txt

Texas newspaper writer unemployed after publishing military harassment story of UFO witness
http://ireporter.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/texas-newspaper-writer-unemployed-after-publishing-military-harassment-story-of-ufo-witness/

CNN clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo-dx35bCvc

Linda Moulton Howe
Part 1: Mysterious Symbols Projected in Night Sky
by Aerial Disc Near Stephenville, Texas, Local Airport

http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1384&category=Environment

6 comments:

Alfred Lehmberg said...

With regard to Ms. Joiner, I think we all know what this is about. This is top down cowardice and authority at its absolute worst. Authority as betrayal! Authority as authoritarian fiat! Authority as social irrelevancy. Authority as blithe insentience. Authority as banal incompetence. Authority as its own ready invalidation.

I'm sickened and disgusted by this *authority*. I'm appalled at its repugnant complacency and unjustified arrogance.

Somebody please tell this brave and principaled woman, Angelia Joiner, to get a PayPal account so I can send her some money.

Positive behavior must be rewarded! I would help with a reward.

Lesley said...

Aside from Angelia Joiner who was treated like some sort of criminal the treatment of Sorrells also adds to this being a real "event." Not to mention the military changing it's statement of there being no jets in that area.

For me, this is something that I really was not sure was anything other than strange lights in the sky, at least until all this other stuff started happening and now I am sure it was more.

Lesley said...

One more thing and off topic too -- I so loved that image when Adam posted it and I am happy to see it here on the site!

Regan Lee said...

I agree with you both. Here a reporter is doing what she's supposed to be doing -- reporting -- and she's vilified.

Lesley, like you, I simply didn't comment on the sightings in Texas because, as I said, others have, and I also assumed they were "lights in the sky" not that that isn't important, but . . .

But, as you say, in the aftermath of all this, things are changing. It's gone beyond a "simple" UFO sighting.

Regan Lee said...

P.S. I know, I love Adam's image too! He was very gracious in letting us use it here!

Joseph Capp said...

Dear Lee,
As always right on. Did you read the post on X-Zone by McConnell? He trashed the whole town, reporter, MUFON and the whole UFO field in one swoop.
He even claimed the International UFO Congress was in on the hoax and town conspiracy. Of course this brave Journalist also was in on it. I guess she lost her job as part of the hoax.

This is happening again and again in the UFO field people inside attacking as if it doesn't take any courage to come forward on this topic. This happened during O'Hare where Kimball was disparaging the case because there was no pictures - never mind the quality of the witnesses was excellent, and what it could mean for them to come forward. It is a horrible lack of sensitivity on our parts to do this.
Yes there are hoaxes but give me a break.


I need to say one more thing. If it was for the UFO witnesses we would all be bowling instead of writing blogs.

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