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Rep. fed- sk ' °y er Forl Smitl1 late Mon " Thousands In Fort Smith See Unusual Lights In The Sky FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Several thousand people, including police officers and newsmen, saw unusual lights in the of were not on ( d a y night. l y basis burden trans- said, Crowds of people, some numbering up to 1,500 persons, gathered at various points in t h e city to view the lights, some of which moved about in the night sky. Sgt. J. W. Gilbreth Jr., 38, a six-year veteran of the F o r t Smith Police Department, sighted the objects with his eyes and w i t h the use of binoculars. reported (hat it knew of no craf in the area. "Apparently they saw something over there last night, bul we don't know what it is," base spokesman said. Capl. James Ector, information officer at the base, s that from Jan. 1, 1947, lo Dec 31 of last year, 10.047 sightings of unidenlificd flying objects were reported and all but 646 were explained lo the Air Force's satisfaction. Gilbreth said t h e lights he saw made no sharp maneuvers, no fire, no smoke and no He snid oilier witnesses t ll'.cm: Four pcaral. they seemed lo C O N T I N U K D ON P l ( This i s h o w h e d e s c r i b e d " " 6 ; 1 " , r l . ? him that when flic lights disap- red lighls, stationary bul seeming to rotate like a police patrol car warning beacon,' F |j g h t s M a y R e s u m e J^ 11 orr» cTM'^nH nut in Hin cku likp ° ' n i - v,ere spread out in the sky like poin's on the corners of a square. One scl of red and green lifihls appeared, then a white' b l i n k i n g light. I hen a steady] w h i l e beam of light, all moving' separately, in straight lines,| from one lo another of the four red lights. AEA WASHINGTON (AP) -- Slrik- p mechanics receive lodsy "Whal we saw were lighls." details of a t e n t a t i v Gilbrclh said. "What they were aimed at ending by Friday on. 1 can't say." shutdown of f i v e major airlines, hour Gilbreth said he observed The idled airlines said they thorn for about an hour. Olhcrs c()l |]d rc-sumc . S0 mc (lights this $?,.52 said the lights were visible for i weekend if the agreement a b o u t three hours. Gilbreth said 1 approved by llic strikers at; he saw crowds of aboul liO. 350 meetings across (he nation and (iOO watching the lights as day. The strike is now in he drove around the city. day. union demand. Lack of Newsman John Garner of p. U dioy) Sicmiller, p r c s i l l a d i o Station KFSA. Km t rlonl of the AFL-CMO I n l Sniilh, broadcast his dc.scrip- l i o n a l Association of lion of t h e lights while w a t c h - c a l l e d the J if"! l ' 1(nn with a crowd of about]aboul dawn Monday, "the for good) L r y have 'aboul Ihe sightings. The base remain si-crel ever in one set of negotiations Fort Smith police contacted by any union." · A f l e r l.itlle Rock Air Force Rase Details of the contract were Monthe M.'IOO

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  1. Northwest Arkansas Times,
  2. 16 Aug 1966, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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