by Val Germann
This writer spent the night of November 19/20, 1980 on a friend's farm near Ashland, Missouri, trying to find the planet Pluto through an 8-inch telescope. This was unfortunate because around midnight a huge flying triangle, blasting along at about 40 mph, passed almost directly over my house. If I had been observing from my backyard that night/morning I could hardly have missed it. As it was, hundreds of people did NOT miss it and I have talked to many of them over the 15 years since.
At around 7 pm that evening two college students in Kirksville, Missouri, about 90 miles north of Columbia in the northeastern part of the state, were sitting in a parking lot on campus discussing the day's football game. They noticed a bright light to the east but did not think much of it, believing it to be an aircraft with its landing lights on. They observed the light for about half an hour as it slowly came closer. By about 7:40 pm the light was getting quite close and very, very bright. It dominated the sky even in the presence of a first quarter moon.
About 7:45 the lights (there were now two of them) and the object to which they were attached passed very near the Moon. The two students were shocked to see that the brilliant lamps high in the south were on the leading edge of a huge triangular shaped object moving slowly, oh so slowly, from east to west. They jumped into their cars and followed it across town, at no time going faster than about 40 mph. They easily kept up. When they reached their fraternity house they roused everyone inside and they all watched the object, now with two red lights visible on its trailing edge, fly majestically away to the west, at about 40-50 mph.
It seems that this object flew over 100 miles straight west to the vicinity of Princeton, Missouri, where it turned south and headed down highway 65 (passing over my home town of Carrollton) to Interstate 70. Then it turned east at an altitude of a few hundred feet and headed down the four lane highway, occasionally slowing traffic. Sometime between midnight and 1 a.m. it arrived at Columbia where it was witnessed by many, many people, including law enforcement officers, some of whom chased it to the east, all the way to Fulton, Missouri. Two policemen attempted to break into the University of Missouri observatory in order to get a better look at the object through the 16-inch telescope. But no one in the building at that time had a key or knew how to operate the telescope. This incident is mentioned briefly in Imbrogno's book on the Hudson Valley [New York] flap of 1983-85 ["Night Seige," co-authored with J. Allen Hynek].
Now, let's think about this. A large, strange flying object is seen by the public over the northeastern quadrant of Missouri. For more than seven hours it flies, unmolested, at low altitude, over heavily populated areas and major interstate highways. The Air Force has a base near Warrensburg, Missouri, 50 miles south of Carrollton, and they were called. No interception was made, at least none that I have ever heard of or been able to find. The FAA radar at Kirksville had it on their screens early in the evening and the operator saw it visually at the same time. The witnesses I have talked to who kept the object in view for many minutes report that commercial airliners flew above the object on more than one occasion. It sailed serenely on its way.
Now this is amazingly similiar to what has been reported, on a much grander scale, just about 50 miles north of Manhatten in Westchester County, New York, along the Hudson River Valley and in the vicinity of the family homes of the wealthiest and most influential people in the United States, and by extension the world. I have a friend who three years ago had reason to be in the corporate offices of a huge international firm whose U.S.
headquarters were in Westchester County. He was there in an adversarial way and two of the firm's lawyers were there, too, making sure the files that were examined were the correct ones. Hour after hour this went on, and the people involved struck up a casual acquaintanceship. What were these two lawyers talking about? UFOs. It seems that the mother of one of them had called her son to her home the night before because of the overflight, at very low altitude, of the Westchester Wing.
Get a map and look at the area involved. The Rockefeller family estate of Pocantico is right there, smack in the middle of it. Nearby, too, is West Point, as is the former Stuart Air Force Base. Interesting, isn't it? And interesting, too, is the fact that the most important economic development in recent years has been the development of the E.E.C. [European Economic Community] and its headquarters in Belgium... where the Westchester Wing has been flying, too, for several years...
Is it just coincidence that big money began to flow into UFO research, surreptitiously, in the late 1980s? I don't think so. The Wing flew over my house but, so what, what can I do about it? Not very much... write a few articles. But when the Wing flies over the Rockefellers' houses, well, that's different. That's going to get some action -- of some kind.
[Val Germann can be contacted by email at email@example.com]
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