From: firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Jan, Also check out Sightings on the Radio's web site at: http://www.sightings.com/political/leigh.htm The text below is from that location. --------------------------------------------------------- Sightings Guest/UFO Researcher Surrenders In Waco Standoff 3-8-98 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. http://www.accesswaco.com/ 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 page. 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 newspaper. 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 Times-Review. "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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