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Kucinich Not The Only One Seeing Close Encounters

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:50:58 -0500
Archived: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:50:58 -0500
Subject: Kucinich Not The Only One Seeing Close Encounters

Source: The Summit Daily News - Frisco, Colorado, USA


November 18, 2007

Editor's Note

Gary Lindstrom returns to the Summit Daily News. Read his weekly
column in the print edition on Mondays.


Kucinich Is Not The Only One Seeing Close Encounters
Gary Lindstrom

Unidentified Flying Objects have been in the news lately.

It came up during a recent Democratic presidential debate.
Apparently, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, had previously
stated publicly that he had personally seen a UFO. When he was
asked about it, he admitted to making the statement and having
seen a UFO. Three cheers for the congressman for his courage and
honesty. No cheers for the press who made a major joke out of
his statement.

That was followed this past week by a national conference in
Washington D.C. of a group of very credible people relating
their experiences having seen UFOs during their careers. The
participants were from seven countries and the United States.
One was a former Governor of Arizona. Another witness was a
former four-star general from Belgium. A lot of airline pilots
came forward to share what they had seen.

Transcripts of astronauts talking about seeing UFOs in space
were read.

When I was a police agent working in Lakewood, there was a
report of a sighting above the power lines on South Table Top
Mountain near Golden. The witnesses said that the saucer-like
craft hovered above the power lines for about five minutes and
then lifted straight up into the sky. In Summit County in the
early 1980s, we had a report of an aircraft hovering above the
Dillon Reservoir. It was black and had red, blue, yellow and
green lights. It did not make any sound.

When it left it shot straight up into the sky out of sight.

A couple of days later we had the same report of something above
the landfill near Keystone. Some campers were disturbed while
sleeping and they woke up to see this “ship” above the landfill.

The classic local event actually made the front page of the
National Enquirer. I will not use the real names because one of
the witnesses still works and lives in Summit County.

I was living on Straight Creek Drive in Dillon Valley. The
Sheriff at the time lived on Straight Creek Drive also, but at
the other end. We always left our radios on at home just to
monitor what was happening in the county.

All of a sudden the communications center broadcast that a
strange aircraft had been sighted above Silverthorne and they
dispatched one of our deputies. A high ranking elected official
at the time also monitored the police radio and started in that
direction too. The Sheriff and I decided not to respond.

The deputy drove north to about Ute Pass road where they
encountered the UFO hovering in the sky. They watched it for a
time and it left and they went back home.

The National Enquirer picked up the story and ran it the next
week with a photo of the deputy in uniform pointing to the sky.
The Sheriff and I to this day are thankful we did not respond.
When I was in the Air Force, there was a major government
project tracking sightings of UFOs. It was tagged Project Blue
Book, and I remember reading many accounts of Air Force pilots
and ground personnel seeing UFOs in the air and on the ground.
It is reported that there were more than 12,618 UFO reports from
1947 to 1969.

Reports indicate that the CIA in 1987 tried to hush up the
sighting of a huge lighted ball four times the size of a jumbo

Around the same time, the Summit County Communications Center
received calls from the Frisco area about a bright object racing
down Ten Mile Canyon on I 70 at a high rate of speed. Witnesses
in Copper Mountain had the same sighting and reported that it
continued up to the top of Vail Pass. Eagle County Dispatch
received many calls as the lighted object continued west. The
last reports of sightings came from Glenwood Springs.

Talk about being bipartisan, it has been reported that Ronald
Reagan and Jimmy Carter both have seen UFOs. The strangest story
that I remember was when a man was kidnapped in the winter by a
group of men dressed in full white uniforms and then was tied up
and hung from a tree in Monte Cristo Gulch south of

That may or may not be a UFO story, but it certainly happened
and was strange. The victim could not have tied himself up and
then hung himself from a tree.

He was not harmed and was rescued by a local resident passing by
his location.

We always knew that Army Rangers sometimes did night training in
the snow in Summit County, so that might account for the men in
white uniforms. Of course, the Army denied having anyone in the

Another Army tie in. The Army High Altitude Helicopter training
center is at Eagle County Airport in Gypsum. They fly over
Summit County all the time. The only problem with that is I have
never heard a quiet helicopter.

Maybe I witnessed some of this stuff. Maybe not. My lips are
sealed. I might want to run for president someday.

Gary Lindstrom has lived in Summit County since 1974 and is a
retired police officer and a recovering politician. He can be
contacted at gary.nul

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