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Ely UFO Crash Cover-Up In Chapter Of 'Weird' Book

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:35:49 -0500
Archived: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:35:49 -0500
Subject: Ely UFO Crash Cover-Up In Chapter Of 'Weird' Book

Source: The Ely Times - Nevada, USA


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ely UFO Crash Cover-Up In Chapter Of 'Weird' Book
By John Plestina
Ely Times Reporter

The alleged crash of an alien starship near Ely during the 1950s
is remembered in Weird Las Vegas And Nevada, Your Alternative
Travel Guide To Sin City And The Silver State. The eclectic
collection spins strange yarns and tales of Nevada.

The new book by Joe Oesterle and Tim Cridland chronicles weird
and not so weird rumors and tales of Las Vegas and most other
parts of Nevada in a 247-page hardcover volume. Cridland lives
in Las Vegas.

The book looks at Las Vegas' past and present local legends.
Notorious gangsters, the Rat Pack and Liberace are not excluded.
Neither is Elvis (the Elvis that is buried in Memphis and the
living Elvises that are found at wedding chapels along Las Vegas
Boulevard). There are numerous other accounts of bazaar
happenings including the belief by some people that the ghost of
actor and comic Redd Fox haunts the house he lived in on Eastern
Avenue in Las Vegas. Other venues include Cold War nuclear
testing, divorces, wedding chapels and bodies ending up in the
desert during the days when the Mob ran Las Vegas. Many were
alleged to have been buried along Blue Diamond Road which runs
from Southwest Las Vegas to Pahrump.

Now about Ely, there is a chapter titled Secret UFO Crash at
Ely. The preceding chapter is called Nevada UFO Roundup.

The book tells the 55-year-old tale of a young woman (not
identified) from Ely who allegedly witnessed a flying saucer
crash in August, 1952. According to the book, several local
people arrived at the scene before a secret federal (possibly
military) team and claimed that they saw the remains of a dead
alien crew. Some say the body count was the highest of any crash
of a starship that was not of this world. The book also presents
accounts that the crash was a U.S. military aircraft (possibly
being tested and secret at the time) and the military did not
want to reveal its existence or considered the crash an
embarrassment. The book also says that the crash might be a
reason that a radar station was built on South Ridge after the
crash. Of course, the government squashed whatever happened in
the interest of national security or to avoid an embarrassment.

Ely Times Editor Kent Harper is quoted in the chapter about the
crash in White Pine County.

While no one is implying that a Klingon Bird of Prey might have
swooped down to take a close up look at Ely and then crashed in
the desert, it makes interesting reading. Most of all, believe
it or not, the reader can form opinions while enjoying the book.

No one is trying to upstage Roswell, either. The city of about
40,000 people in southern New Mexico was the site of the alleged
crash of a UFO five years before whatever crashed near Ely and
the (if you want to believe it) recovery of the bodies of an
alien crew.

Ely is not ready for a UFO Festival like Roswell has every

"Weird Las Vegas and Nevada, Your Alternative Travel Guide to
Sin City and the Silver State" is a recent release by Sterling
Publishing Company, Inc., of New York.

[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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