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UFO Conference Attracts The 'Conventional Man'

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:45:19 -0500
Archived: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:45:19 -0500
Subject: UFO Conference Attracts The 'Conventional Man'

Source: KIFI-TV - Idaho Falls, Indiana, USA


Nov 13, 2007

UFO Conference Attracts The 'Conventional Man'

Reporter: Gary Tuchman, CNN

In the latest Democratic debate, presidential candidate Dennis
Kucinich said he's seen one. So has Jimmy Carter. So did a pilot
who traveled from Iran to Washington so he could speak out about
his encounter with a UFO.

But for years, polling has shown that a majority of americans
believe the government simply isn't telling all it knows about
those lights in the sky, whatever they are.

If you flew on Air France from Nice to London on January 28,
1994, your captain says he saw a UFO 1,000 feet long just
outside your window.

"It seemed to be a huge flying disc," explained Jean-Charles
Duboc, Retired Air France Captain.

The now retired pilot is one of 14 men, mostly former government
and military officials from 7 different countries, talking about
their experiences with unidentified flying objects.

"The most incredible aspect of it is that it became transparent
and disappeared in about ten to twenty seconds," says Duboc.

UFO believers often hold conferences, but this one was a little
different. it took place in Washington, DC, and the cast of
characters was almost strangely, well conventional. One of the
believers: former Governor of Arizona Fife Symington.

"I saw something that defied logic and challenged my reality,"
describes Symington. "If you were here ten years ago, and looked
at the lights and the view you would have been astounded. You
would have been amazed."

The so called Phoenix lights were seen by many people throughout
southern Arizona in 1997. Skeptics say they were military
aircraft, or flares, but not the former governor.

"And I suspect that unless the defense department tells us
otherwise, it was probably some form of alien spacecraft."

Lots of agreement on this panel, but a retired Iranian air force
pilot says he saw a UFO while flying.

"It looked similar to a star, but bigger and brighter."

General Parviz Jafari, retired from the Iranian Air Force, says
he fired on the UFO, but much of his plane became inoperative.

Jafari: "All the instruments were fluctuating. The radio had
garble. I couldn't talk with the pilot.

Tuchman: "Do you think they were aliens?

"Oh yes. Yes. I'm sure."

A retired U.S. Air Force sergeant stationed in England said he
walked up to a UFO that landed in a forest.

"It maneuvered through the trees and shot off at an unbelievable
rate of speed, tell Sgt. James Penniston, retired rom the U.S.
Air Force. "It was gone in the blink of an eye."

This month alone, a man running for president said he saw a UFO

"I did and the rest of the account. It was an unidentified
flying object," says Dennis Kucinich, Democratic presidential

And so did a man who was president -- Jimmy Carter.

"I and about 25 others saw something in the air that changed
colors and was round.

Although Carter says he doesn't think it was possible that it
was from another planet, most of the people at the conference
differ on that point and want the FAA to investigate all of
these claims, but the FAA says that's not its job.

"We manage the aircraft that we're talking to," says a FAA
representative. "UFO's are called UFO's because they're
unidentified, and we're not talking to them."

and it's precisely because no one's talking that everybody here
is trying harder to make them believe.

[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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