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Re: Underwater UFOs & Project Identification -

From: Brian Adams <ufosource.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 15:14:22 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 09:12:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Underwater UFOs & Project Identification -

>From: Bob Soetebier <rks1.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 01:49:10 -0500
>Subject: Underwater UFOs & Project Identification


>Back in the 1960s and 1970s I used to regularly read Dr.
>Harley Rutledge's (Ph.D.; former head of the Physics Dept. at
>Southeast Missouri State University [SEMO] in Cape Girardeau,
>Project Identification -- The First Scientific Field Study Of UFO
>Phenomena (1981; hardcover; publ. Prentice-Hall; ISBN 0-13-

>Here's the first two paragraphs - in Chapter 1, "The Piedmont
>UFO Flap" - on page 1 of Rutledge's book. (For emphasis,
>Rutledge italicized the word "underwater" in the original

>In late February and March 1973, strange events were being
>reported in the area of Piedmont, Missouri. For example, there


>There were even reports of flying saucers, of objects sitting on
>the ground in fields, and of objects moving underwater in
>Clearwater Lake. Clearly, "the Piedmont UFO," as Hovis termed it
>on his newscast, had arrived.

Thanks Bob for the interesting Dr Rutledge stories from his book
and related Taum Sauk Mtn, MO hydroelectric power site map. I've
been there several times and it is a really interesting region
in Missouri to say the least.

Doesn't that Proffit Mtn photo looks like a squashed Devil's
Tower mountain from CE of 3rd Kind movie? Makes a nice UFO
landing spot to me from the air and to hide in a small lake no

For those interested there are some other really nice
recreational areas to visit nearby as well. Elephant Rocks
State Park and Johnson Shut Ins State Park are in close vicinity
of Taum Sauk Mtn. Plus great summer float trips on spring fed
rivers are very nice to take on Current and Jacks Fork Rivers
near Round Spring and Eminence, MO about 40 mi. SW of Taum Sauk

This area is still quite active. I did a followup investigation
of UFO reports around Clearwater Lake 5 mi west of Piedmont, MO.
I spoke to a family from Ellsinore, MO just 18 mi south of
Piedmont in March 2004. They mentioned about a relative
encountering a USO one time while fishing on Clearwater Lake. It
even rose up and took off skyward but the date was unknown.

They also submitted UFO reports to NUFORC seen over Ellsinore,
Greenville and Van Buren in the vicinity of Piedmont in late
2003. (see ufocenter.com for MO reports in Nov. and Dec. 2003).

Just a side note I did a followup investigative report via Peter
Davenport of NUFORC about a wild sighting of a skinny looking
strange being with outward bent knees and legs that chased 2 men
in a pickup on night seen near Chaffee, MO on Dec. 9, 2003. I
eventually coordinated this sighting with the late Kenny Young
who had investigated a similar strange being report in SE
Indiana. See story at:


Kenny even put together a cable TV show story with my interview
seen on local Cincinnati cable in May 2004 about my investigation.
Kenny sent me a copy of the show and it really turned out well.

Brian Adams

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