Dozens Report Giant 'UFO'

Sightings spark fears it's the 'end of times'
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2008 4:45 AM CST
Standing near the area where he saw a large silent object in the sky, Ricky Sorrells talks about the sighting, Monday, Jan.14, 2008 in Dublin, Texas.(AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dozens of people in several small north central Texas towns claim they saw a bizarre UFO, reports AP. Townsfolk in the Bible Belt farming communities of Erath County—including a pilot and a police officer— sighted the huge object last week, with some claiming that US fighter planes were tailing it. The mysterious craft had glowing lights, and flew low, fast and silently, according to various accounts.

"It was absolutely nothing from these parts," said an owner of a freight company. "Everyone is afraid it's the end of times." A machinist reported seeing a flat metal object hovering 300 feet above ground. "You hear about big buck in the area, but this is a different deal," he said. Federal officials insist there must be a logical explanation. "I'm 90% sure this was an airliner," said a military spokesman.