From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:18:42 -0500 Archived: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:18:42 -0500 Subject: Cox Standing Up To The Past Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void http://tinyurl.com/774utpz Thursday, December 29, 2011 Standing Up To The Past by Billy Cox As we close out another year and hope for the best in 2012, retired Air Force staff sergeant Bill Smith looks forward to resuming his teaching gig at one of Columbia (Mo.) College's 34 nationwide campuses. Smith, an adjunct professor from Arlington, Tex., covers topics as diverse as ethics and philosophy, sociology and criminal justice. But his wide-angle interest is in social change, due in part to what he calls his "unique experience." On the early morning of October 24, 1968, following several weeks of watching strange lights maneuver across the night skies above a nuclear missile base in Minot, N.D., Smith got an expanded world view. A mobile "camper team" unit reported UFO activity near a launch control facility designated Oscar-6. Smith took a look for himself, saw the reported "large glowing object," and phoned it in to security control with the 91st Strategic Missile Wing. For the next hour or two, Smith and colleagues would watch the light - or lights - as it changed color, changed direction, and dipped behind a treeline. Exasperated over his superiors' ostensible indifference to this blatant incursion into restricted air space, he tuned in with at least a small measure of relief to radio chatter from a B-52 crew, which confirmed the bogey from above as it made a joke of military security. No culprits were ever held to account, in a complicated case that would also involve trace effects of radiation, an unlocked inner perimeter gate, and a wide open - but unmanned - personnel hatch at an Oscar launch control center. Although Smith filed an AF- 117 report, he was ordered never to discuss the incident outside the chain of command. [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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