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15 UFOs Reported In Park County In Nine Years

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 22:23:45 -0400
Archived: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 22:23:45 -0400
Subject: 15 UFOs Reported In Park County In Nine Years

Source: The Fairplay Flume - Bailey, Colorado, USA



15 UFOs Reported In Park County In Nine Years

Mike Potter - Staff Writer

Ever see something in the night sky you couldn't explain?

Do you wonder if anything intelligent occupying the spaces
between stars has tried to reach out and touch Earth?

You're not alone.

The Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network, just one of the
many UFO research organizations involved in the Second Annual
Colorado UFO Briefing held July 21, showed that there have been
15 UFO sightings reported to the organization from Park County
in the last nine years.

That isn't a lot, but Alejandro Rojas, creator of the UFO Think
Tank and an investigator for MUFON, said there have probably
been more UFOs seen in the county, but most people don't know
who to report them to.

When something is reported, it typically isn't to law
enforcement authorities.

Park County Undersheriff Monte Gore said he has never heard of
anyone calling the Park County Sheriff's Office to report a UFO.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Marc Ziolkowski said roughly the
same thing, although at one time he was considering conjuring up
a UFO for an April Fool's prank.

Rojas said that most of the reports of UFOs from the last nine
years happened in Bailey and Fairplay.

He expects the number of reports to increase as more people
become aware of organizations such as MUFON.

"There are more reports coming in," he said. "Is this a result
of more sightings - or just more people being aware of us - we
are not sure."

Hartsel Investigation

Last May, Rojas led an investigation in Hartsel about glowing
lights that people reported seeing in the sky.

"We call it 'Little Buddy,'" said South Park Mercantile store
owner Susan Jones, a witness to the light.

"It generally hangs to the right of Pikes Peak and flashes gold,
green and blue," she said.

But, she said, it's camera shy.

Whenever someone sets up a camera to take a picture or tries to
look at it through a telescope, it takes off.

"You can see it take off," Jones said.

She doesn't pretend to know what it is, though. She has no
explanations. But many Hartsel residents have seen it.

"I'm not a UFO nut," she said.

But she doesn't deny there might be intelligent life outside our
planet. "I'm not so egotistical to believe that we are the only
intelligent beings in this universe," she said.

Jones also won't say that it's an alien spaceship making those
lights - just something in the sky that is unexplained.

At first, Jones thought it might be a plane, or a star, or
possible something military. She doesn't believe that any
longer, though.

Although she isn't quick to offer some other-worldly
explanation, she said others in the community have offered up
extraterestrial explanations.

Rojas said he spoke to six witnesses in Hartsel who had seen
similar things floating near Pike's Peak.

Neither he nor any of his investigators saw the "Little Buddy"
from Hartsel, but he's convinced people are seeing something.

One witness he interviewed had been seeing it for 18 years, he

But when people see things they can't explain, isn't there
something more plausible than alien invaders?

That is the question that has been on the mind of UFO skeptic
and amateur paranormal researcher William Kelly.

"People see things they can't explain; I don't deny that," he

He can't deny the existence of aliens, either, or if they've
visited Earth. Just that it can't be proven.

"I'm the agnostic-alien guy," Kelly said.

He was at the 2nd Annual Colorado UFO Briefing at the Auraria
campus in Denver on July 21, a public event where research
groups report their findings.

It was sponsored by seven separate UFO research and
investigation organizations throughout the state, including
Metropolitan State College of Denver's CryptoScience Society.

Kelly said he went just to hear what people had to say - not
necessarily to refute anyone's theories.

"People have a right to believe what they believe," he said.

Rojas served as the emcee of the briefing and gave a talk on
credible witnesses he interviewed.

He said the event went as smoothly as planned, drawing about 60

Afterward, he was thanked by many people who hadn't realized
that organizations like UFO Think Tank even existed.

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