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Vike & Waxahachie

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:43:32 -0400
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Subject: Vike & Waxahachie

Source: The Waxahachie Daily Light - Texas, USA


April 24, 2007


By JoAnn Livingston
Daily Light Managing Editor

A more than 30-year-old report has surfaced alleging UFO
sightings in southern Ellis County - an area that has also seen
rumors in the past of having a Big Foot-type inhabitant.

In a radio interview Sunday on the Canadian-based Vike Report, a
woman identified as "Kathy" said she and her husband had several
encounters of the first kind - sightings of a UFO - during about
a six-month period when the couple lived in a farmhouse in

"It's a fascinating report and seemed a very credible report",
Vike Report founder Brian Vike told the Daily Light in a
telephone interview Monday evening.

Describing himself as a "pretty-level headed fellow, although
I'm into UFOs", Vike said, saying what he does is take in all
reports sent to his site without judgment. "You have to leave
everything open. =85 Anything's possible. It sounds nutty, but
again, anything's possible."

Of the hundreds of reports Vike has received since he started
researching UFOs in mid-2000 - 900 from 2006 alone - the
majority are from the United States.

"I just love talking to these people", he said, noting the
popularity of his Web site, which at any given time can have
upward of 100 people online and visiting.

"The response and the interest in the topic is just incredible",
he said. "I was quite shocked, too, when I started. I just
wanted a hobby (and) boy, did I get surprised. From the photos
and the stories, I didn't realize it would turn into what it

"It's just nonstop, but it's really nice to get the interest
into this and have people put their reports in", he said, saying
the majority of the reports are explainable, but "a small
percentage is really wild."

Kathy's report is one of the latter at this time, with Vike
hoping that other people who lived in Milford at about the same
time contact him with information that might provide some
explanation for what she says she experienced.

Under its privacy policy, the Vike Report doesn't identify
anyone by last name and does use a pseudonym upon request, with
Vike saying Kathy is a pseudonym for the woman who lived in

In her interview, which is available on the Vike Report Web
site, Kathy said her first experience with UFOs was as a
teenager in 1970 near Pueblo, Colo. She said she was driving
alone on a highway at night when a brightly-lit object came up
quickly behind her on the roadway, lighting up the inside of her
car before disappearing into the night.

"It was almost as if it singled me out", she said, saying her
next experiences were when she and her husband moved to Milford,
where they lived in a farmhouse "in the middle of cotton

It was a summer's evening when she said she stepped outside to
look at the stars and saw a low-flying light coming toward her.

"It was flying about as low as a prop plane would fly but there
was no sound", she said. "I watched it and as it got in front of
the house, it made a 90-degree angle turn, and when I saw that,
I thought, 'That's not right'. "

The object went to the left and then as it got to the left of
the house, it made another 90-degree turn and went toward the
back of the house on an "absolutely angled turn", Kathy told
Vike, saying that's when she asked her husband to come outside.

The two watched as the object made another 90-degree turn and
headed back in their direction, and that's when they decided to
get back inside their home, she said.

"We're watching it from inside at this point, (it's) heading to
the back of the house and it stopped. It was stopped and was
just sitting there, still, and a little light shot out from it",
she said, saying the "big" light disappeared and the little
light started making "jagged, straight-line movements." She
couldn't recall exactly how the incident ended, but did relate
other instances where she and her husband were returning to
Milford from Waxahachie and she would notice out the passenger
window a light on the horizon that appeared to be following or
paralleling their travel. It was usually about 10 p.m. when this
happened, she said.

"It was just a white light, following us on the horizon", she
said, saying the last experience the couple had before moving
from Milford was their being at home one evening when they heard
a strange vibrating sound above their house as they were
watching television.

They turned the television off and heard what Kathy described as
a "vibrating, pulsing sound" that "vibrated the whole house."

She said her husband offered up an explanation that it was
probably "electricity going through the wires" - and neither of
them ventured outside to see if there was another cause.

In her final recollection, Kathy said there was a calf born with
a birth defect about that time in a nearby field. She said she
saw the rancher, told him about the incidents she'd experienced
and asked if he had ever seen anything strange. She said he
ignored her, though, and turned around and walked away without a

Besides Kathy's report, of the UFO sightings on Vike's Web site,
the nearest one to Ellis County is a report of a single,
triangular-shaped object in the sky at about 9:45 p.m. March 25,
2007, on U.S. Highway 175 between Seagoville and Crandall.

"Basically I could see the shape and the direction it was moving
because it was darker than the clouds behind it", the person's
report indicates. "It was just below the cloud line and I got
the impression that it was very large. It was also completely
silent. It didn't seem like it was going very fast, it was kind
of just cruising along. The location was about a mile from the
Wal-Mart on 175 outside of Seagoville."

Vike said he welcomes comments or reports at his e-mail address
of hbccufo.nul or through his Web site at

He said he's personally experienced about three sightings he has
no explanation for, saying his area of Canada was a major source
for sightings around 2002.

"We were the UFO capital for two years running", he said. "It
was just a concentration of bizarre sightings (but) my area is
dead right now. It seems to move around. All of a sudden, you'll
have a concentration (of sightings) somewhere."

It's not just current sightings on which he receives
information. As with Kathy, Vike also is receiving information
from people's past sightings. He attributes this in large part
to the Internet and its ability to bring together people
reporting similar type experiences.

"With the Internet, it's so open, it's nonstop", he said, noting
the topic is of definite interest, with a Google search Monday
evening yielding almost 5 million results.

Vike said he posts the reports he receives and - with rare
exception - leaves them open as to what may or may not have

"I believe people are intelligent. They can read it and figure
it out for themselves", he said, saying the sightings can often
be explained away as a planet such as Venus or an aircraft.
Through his work, he said he's developed a number of sources,
such as in the military, who are able to help him identify what
someone may have actually seen.

"While I believe that though, I wasn't there to see it, so I
leave them 'as is' mostly", he said as to why the majority of
the reports he's received remain in an open status.


Many films have been made of alleged encounters with beings from
another world.

One of the more famous is director/writer Steven Spielberg's
1977 film, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, described by
www.filmsite.org as a "soulful, beguiling, magical and
benevolent look at 'close encounters'." The Web site remarks on
Spielberg's film's unusual "optimistic, loving portrayal of
alien encounters" that "set it apart from most science-fiction
alien-encounter films of an earlier era."

The film was almost called Watch The Skies, the closing words
from the 1951 science-fiction classic The Thing From Another
World, according to www.filmsite.org, which notes that instead,
Spielberg went with Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, relating
to three levels of encounters. A close encounter of the first
kind would include a UFO sighting, while one of the second kind
would be finding physical evidence of an alien landing. A close
encounter of the third kind would involve contact with aliens.
One of the publicity posters for Spielberg's film declared: "We
are not alone", www.filmsite.org notes.

Information from www.filmsite.org

E-mail JoAnn at editor.nul

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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