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NUFORC's New Home

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:29:13 -0500
Archived: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:29:13 -0500
Subject: NUFORC's New Home

Source: KREM-TV - Spokane, Washington, USA


Friday, November 16, 2007

Investigation: National UFO Reporting Center in Eastern Washington

NEAR HARRINGTON, Wa--One man, living alone, is storing thousands
of records from the National UFO Reporting Center underground in
an abandoned nuclear missile silo 50 miles west of Spokane.

Peter Davenport, a former biologist, Russian translator, and now
newly elected city councilman for the town of Harrington, WA
says he believes the world's governments and the media downplay
the existence of UFOs.

Peter Davenport has taken calls on possible UFO sightings for 13

Most are not as dramatic as the one on August 25, 1995 when a
Canadian TV crew on the east coast captured a bright glow in the

The UFO Center's phone line lit up with up statements from
witnesses like, "A big ball of white light, at the height  it
was like this orange flame stuff, and it just shot across the
sky really fast and all of a sudden it disappeared."

Peter says the object looked "like the moon and it was strobing
and it went from Canada to Southern Pennsylvania in about 30
seconds and it stopped."

A mobile home went up in flames during the episode.  A professor
probed the wreckage with a device that detects radiation, but
found no traces of a meteorite.

Davenport investigated, but says to this day he has not gotten
any answers as to what this object was.

Davenport believes that cases like these might be UFOs.   

"Our planet is being visited, perhaps on a regular basis, by
these things we call UFOs," said Davenport.

The National UFO Reporting Center right now is housed in one
room in Davenport's apartment near Harrington, consisting of a
telephone, a tape recorder and a computer.

Davenport also keeps thousands of his files secured under
millions of pounds of concrete and steel in an underground
decommissioned nuclear missile silo on the outskirts of town.

It was at this site five years ago that a state employee, Roger
Erdman from Spokane, was murdered when he was investigating tax
problems with the former silo=92s owner.

Davenport purchased it last year believing it would be the
perfect home for the Reporting Center.

The UFO files sit tucked away in a file cabinet.

Davenport said he can disprove 90% of the calls he receives
about UFO sightings.  He said people misidentify stars, planets
and landing lights on airplanes

It's these 10% of cases that keeps him committed to the UFO
Reporting Center.

"Sometimes I feel I live on a steady diet of ridicule and
skepticism and out-and-out hatred in some cases," said

Davenport makes public all of the reports with the exception of
the caller's identity.

Davenport said the U.S. Government has contacted him on several
occasions about his postings on the Center=92s website, including
one about a UFO witnessed in close proximity to a commercial

Because of his long-standing policy on anonymity Davenport could
not tell KREM 2 NEWS who the government officials he's met with
are, but he's open about the lengthy conversations he's had with

"My most fundamental hope is that all of my data are wrong,"
said Davenport. "That my opinion that our planet is being
visited by these things we call UFOs is not taking place=85 but
that does not appear to be the case."

Davenport estimates the center's work cost between $300-$500
dollars a month and he pays for all of it himself.

He's in the process of cleaning up the missile site.  He says he
may remodel it into a home for himself and one day hopes it will
be the new home for the National UFO Reporting Center.


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