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Published:June 10th, 2009 12:06 EST
Are UFOs Invading Vail Valley, Colorado?

Are UFOs Invading Vail Valley, Colorado?

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Recently there have been reports of Unidentified Flying Objects around the area, including five in Eagle County. As an investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in this area, I wanted to inform the public and make them aware of these reports, in the hope of finding additional witnesses. In brief, there was a report from Basalt on April 26 where an 18-year-old male walking home at 2:30 a.m. had a close encounter with a craft and entities.

On Wednesday, May 6, a witness riding a chairlift at A-Basin at 3:15 p.m. spotted a fast-moving silent craft overhead and was able to get a quick photo of the object, which he estimated was moving at 1,500 mph." Bob Fiske/Vail Daily

I question the judgment of an editor who hires an investigator for MUFON as a reporter. "MUFON is dedicated to the scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of mankind." Is the journalist who covers the police beat a member of Ghostbusters, and the gentleman who handles politics a member of Astral Travelers United?

An 18-year-old dude who claims to have seen flying saucers and little green men from Mars at an ungodly hour of the night is not the most credible witness in the world. A journalist should take the guy`s statement with a grain of salt, and he certainly shouldn`t publish his crazy tale. I wouldn`t have published the young man`s fanciful account unless he passed a breathalyzer test and handed me glossy snapshots of the little green aliens.

Another nameless individual spots a flying saucer while riding a chairlift, and estimates that the craft was moving at 1,500 mph. Only an experienced pilot can estimate how fast a flying object is moving with such certitude.