Skip to comments.D.A. Won't Alienate Man Over Close Encounters
Posted on 10/19/2006 8:17:00 AM PDT by boris
Some attorneys might shy away from using a witness who says he has been abducted by bizarre creatures that repeatedly return at night to poke tiny holes in his chest.
But a Santa Barbara County prosecutor said Wednesday that he intends to present testimony from just such a witness next week in a civil case against the owner of the county's largest land-based oil and gas producer.
The man's credibility in the county's lawsuit against Greka Energy is "a valid issue to be litigated," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Jerry Lulejian, adding that videos of the strange visitations may be shown to the judge "as a further test of his believability."
The purported needle-wielding beings have nothing to do with the long-running case against Greka, which has been accused by county officials of numerous environmental violations.
Still, the company's attorneys seemed to welcome accounts by prosecution witness Gary Lowrey of nocturnal drop-ins by weird possibly alien creatures and hemisphere-shaped machines.
In court documents, Lowrey, the company's former safety manager, also told of finding a mysterious "claw" hooked into a green towel in his closet, along with footprints on a sheet of aluminum foil that he had laid out in hopes of securing clues about his visitors.
In interviews, attorneys for Greka tried to make all that plus prosecutor Lulejian's unwillingness to boot Lowrey from his witness list seem a little strange.
"Here's their most important witness, and the D.A. is buying into it, saying that none of this affects his credibility," said Bela G. Lugosi, an attorney for Greka and son of the actor best known for playing Count Dracula. "We're very surprised."
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Paging George Noory. Mr. George Noory, please pick up a white courtesy telephone.
Abductee? Bela Jr.? Aluminum foil? This could be the story of the century! It has it all!
Remember, this is California, so chances are his testimony will be considered very seriously.
somebody call the Men in Black(gold)
Pretty good headline.
Anyone else here think George Noory is a very pale imitation of Art Bell?
Noory is way to patronizing, and you can tell he thinks that pretty much all of the people who either listen or contribute are whack jobs.
Art Bell may have thought that, but if he did, he sure didn't let on that he did. Some of Art's interviews with exorcists are pretty amazing. He was a great interviewer, Art.
George Noory is a hack.
Art was great and a class act. Noory is a liberal, Bush-hating creep.
And he's got a book out that he's shilling. On the one hand, he hates the people he's serving, on the other he expects them to buy his book.
Pretty much par for that particular course.
Coast-to-coast has already done this one and debunked the claw. Noory's specialist in Alien Visitations debunked it. Tinfoil Central doesn't buy it.
Art Bell always sounds to me as one desperate for reassurance that he won't die when he dies. Noory is good because he can keep the wackos and the rest of us still hear just a hint of skepticism in his voice. I never listened to these guys until I started working at night and the alternatives are elevator music, "country" music, and rap.They do have some interesting nights when they do what Noory calls Real Science.