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Dr. Jason Leigh

From: jan@cyberzone.net (Jan Aldrich)
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 10:52:04 -0800
Fwd Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 22:13:05 -0500
Subject: Dr. Jason Leigh


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 Sightings Guest/UFO Researcher Surrenders In Waco Standoff

Note: Dr. Jason Leigh, former Navy Seal and noted UFO researcher,
surrendered  Sunday evening in Waco. No one was injured in the 12
hour standoff. As a result of severely broken back, Dr. Leigh had
numerous steel pieces surgically implanted into his spine which
resulted in his having to suffer through 24 hour intractable,
excruciating back pain. It is our sincere hope that Dr. Leigh
receives the best support and assistance the VA and our system of
compassion and justice has available.

 From the The Waco Tribune-Herald and COX Interactive Media, Inc.

Jason Leigh The man who crashed into the Waco VA regional office
this morning
has surrendered to police. The man, 49-year-old Jason Leigh, gave
himself up shortly before 9 p.m. He had been in a standoff with
police since he crashed his pickup into the VA office about 6:30
this morning. He had a rifle and explosives, police said, and had
been demanding $1 million and benefits to veterans. Police said
Leigh left three suicide notes in his apartment in Cleburne. He
has an active interest in UFOs and has reported seeing them in
the Texas sky. Accounts of his sightings are featured on his Web

Cleburne residents surprised by Leigh's standoff By JODI WETUSKI
Tribune- Herald staff writer

Copyright 1998 by the Waco Tribune-Herald. May not be reproduced
in any fashion without crediting the Waco Tribune-Herald

Jason Leigh is well-known in his hometown of Cleburne for his
two-minute home video of a UFO he claims to have seen over the
municipal golf course in 1995.

Some also know him as Vietnam veteran who complained about
governmental red tape tying up his benefits.

But the news that Leigh, 49, was the involved in a standoff with
local and federal officers in Waco on Sunday shocked many people
in Cleburne, a town of about 23,000 in Johnson County.

"He is a character, but I never knew he would do something like
that," said Rob Frazier, editor of the Cleburne Times-Review.

"He's not a bad guy. I can't believe he's doing this," said Lori
Elmore-Moon, a former reporter and editor for the Times-Review
who has known Leigh for several years. "He's a gentle man as far
as I'm concerned. He needs help."
Leigh's Cleburne UFO sighting occurred on June 11, 1995, at 1:22
p.m. He saw a silver, silent cigar-shaped object floating above
the golf course, according to a 1995 Times-Review story written
by Elmore-Moon.

Leigh contacted the Mutual UFO Network, a group that investigates
strange sightings, and local television stations trying to alert
the public about the presence of UFOs, according to the

"He was one of those people who was always at the newspaper
trying to promote one thing or another," said Pam Humphrey, a
former reporter at the Times- Review. When he did come by the
newspaper, women always noticed him because of his good looks,
Humphrey said.

Today, Leight has a site on the Internet devoted to UFOs,
including stories about other sightings he's had, government
coverups of UFOs, tips on how to videotape UFOs and his
experiences with talk shows and other media.

"Our city streets are not safe. Our homes and families are not
safe form the evils of this world," Leigh wrote on the site.
"Therefore, what is there to fear from an advanced civilization
from another world, provided that they are civilized?"

On that Internet site, Leigh claims to have worked in television
news, a job he says he left to work for NASA. He also said on
that site that he is now a writer.

Leigh's relatives said that he worked for KCLE 1120 AM radio in
Cleburne a few years ago, but KCLE station manager Gary Moss said
he did not recall Leigh ever working there. Leigh's family
declined any further comment.

Elmore-Moon, who is now a news anchor for KCLE, said she first
met Leigh years before his UFO sighting, when he used to bring
his poetry to the Times-Review.

Over the years they developed a friendship, and Elmore-Moon did
the first story on his UFO sighting, she said.

Though rumors floated around Cleburne that Leigh claims to have
been abducted by aliens, Elmore-Moon said he never told her
point-blank that he had been abducted.

Rather, Leigh told Elmore-Moon that he was sitting in the woods
playing his guitar one day and experienced a period of "lost
time," Elmore-Moon said. One minute, he was playing his guitar,
and the next thing he knew, his guitar was on the ground beside
him and some time had passed, Elmore-Moon said.

Leigh told Elmore-Moon that he couldn't recall what had happened
during that time, but he did not rule out the possibility that
alien abduction might have been the cause of the lost time,
Elmore-Moon said.

During some of their conversations, Elmore-Moon said, Leigh
mentioned that he was experiencing trouble getting veterans
benefits, and that he was "not happy with the government."

However, Elmore-Moon was more interested in his UFO stories, and
didn't pay any special attention to his complaints about veterans
benefits, she said.

But even if Leigh did have a problem with the government, he
didn't seem like the type of person who would resort to threats
or violence, Elmore-Moon said.

"He is a soft-spoken man...an educated man," she said. "This is
not a side of him I've seen."

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