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Strange lights in Lubbock sky raise questions (Texas)
KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 17 May 2012 | Tiffany Pelt

Posted on 05/18/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT by Army Air Corps

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Strange glowing blue lights flying up and down, side to side and sporadically disappearing and reappearing in the night sky…this is what many south Lubbock residents say they've seen over the last few weeks.

After taking several calls, emails and Facebook posts, KCBD decided to check it out and see what was behind these mystery lights.

Keith Mowery was just one of many who spotted the blue lights about three weeks ago at his shop off of 87th and Avenue P. "My buddy called me and said you need to get outside right now," said Keith. "It was just the oddest thing. I've never seen anything like it."

Keith quickly grabbed his video camera and started to record the lights in the south west sky. "It came down, went into a circle and started blinking," he said. "It was just a round ball, and when you zoomed in on it you could see a blue cloud around it."

While Keith says it was much too high to be an airplane, he had no explanation of what he witnessed. "I couldn't really make sense of it because I'd never seen anything quite like it before. I heard later on that other people saw it, and it wasn't just me. So I realized I really wasn't crazy and hadn't been sniffing too many gas fumes," he laughed.

In fact around the same time and in the same area several others had witnessed the same mysterious lights. The internet exploded with videos and blogs reporting the sightings. Plotting the locations of these reports it showed the lights had happened in a small centralized area from Interstate 27 to University Avenue and from 82nd Street to 98th.

KCBD set up cameras to try and catch the blue lights, but after about 30 minutes no strange sightings. So, we took the viewers videos to the experts.

Dr. Maurice Clark, a professor of astronomy at Texas Tech, has been in the field for 50 years, and over the decades he's witnessed some strange sightings for himself.

"It's the color I find intriguing," said Clark studying the videos.

As he looked them over, he came to a not-so-strange conclusion. "If it's a lot of people in the one area only seeing it then that leads credence to somebody flying a model plane," he said. "Its movements are consistent with that of a model plane."

Remote control model gliders or planes with lights equipped to their wings have been the center of other mystery lights across the U.S. and it could very well solve the mystery to our local lights.

Clark says he's not 100% sure that's the case, but when it comes to the mysteries of the Universe he says that's just the way it goes. "That's why they are called unidentified flying objects, because we just don't know," he laughed.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: lights; lubbock

1 posted on 05/18/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT by Army Air Corps
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To: Army Air Corps

It’s them darn aliens from outer space again. They hide from us all day but conveniently turn on their running lights when they fly around a night.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Army Air Corps

So, it should be light instead of lights and that light would be a model airplane. Bet the guy is having a good laugh over it.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 8:02:48 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Army Air Corps
Odd that there would be a local news article about "lights" in Lubbock...without referring to the Lubbock Lights of Aug-Sept 1951.
4 posted on 05/18/2012 8:03:25 AM PDT by okie01
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To: Army Air Corps
I have a deal for you Hu-Man!
5 posted on 05/18/2012 8:06:53 AM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: InterceptPoint
It’s them darn aliens from outer space again. They hide from us all day but conveniently turn on their running lights when they fly around a night.

If they don't turn on those lights, the FAA gets huffy. The feds will hunt them down even if they are from Theta Reticuli.
6 posted on 05/18/2012 8:07:30 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Trueblackman

How many bars of Gold-pressed Latinum are we talking about?


7 posted on 05/18/2012 8:08:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: okie01

The Marfa Lights are fascinating. I watched them once on a trip to Texas.

http://www.qsl.net/w5www/marfa.html


8 posted on 05/18/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Army Air Corps

9 posted on 05/18/2012 8:10:27 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: bgill

My brother and law and I would do the same kind of thing in Amarillo. We used large helium ballons and colored lights. Take the whole rig outside of town, launch it, and let the wind carry the whole shebang back over town. There would be hundreds of UFO calls from all over town. They would probably arrest us if we did something like that now....red


10 posted on 05/18/2012 8:11:29 AM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: null and void

In After the Aliens dude.


11 posted on 05/18/2012 8:13:28 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

It is Buddy Holly coming back!


12 posted on 05/18/2012 8:17:31 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (remember when "Four more years!" was a credible campaign slogan for an incumbent?)
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To: null and void

I have seen that image (or its derivative) a lot but dont “get” the joke. Can you give me a link to enlighten me?
thx


13 posted on 05/18/2012 8:20:08 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: bgill
When I was younger and more mischievous, I would have installed flashing lights on model rockets and launched them at night.
14 posted on 05/18/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

15 posted on 05/18/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: IM2MAD
We stopped there to watch the Marfa Lights too. I never expected to see anything but when we got there they were out in full force. Moving around, disappearing and then coming back to divide into 3 or 4 lights before disappearing again. It was a great experience.

I saw Bailiey’s Light in Brazoria County Texas as well. I lived there for 16 years and only saw it once. Bailey's Light is supposed to be swamp gas and there are swampy areas in that area. I can't imagine any swamps in the Marfa area. The 2 mystery lights acted very different and I don't have an opinion about what they really are.

16 posted on 05/18/2012 8:22:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: freedomlover

Hmmm. I don’t think I can do it justice, but he’s the guy on the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel. Every accomplishment the hu-man race made before Greece and Rome was done by aliens, including genetic engineering hu-mans in the first place!


17 posted on 05/18/2012 8:26:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: IM2MAD

I have seen those many times and they are still fascinating.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 8:27:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: null and void

M’kay...

thx


19 posted on 05/18/2012 8:32:20 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: rednek

I pulled a prank in Abilene Texas back in 1972. I attached a small battery to the center of a kite and ran a wire to a light bulb at the end of the tail. I launched the kite from a dark field next to a busy road and got it up several hundred feet. As the kite danced on the breeze, all you could see was the light itself. Dozens of cars pulled over to the side of the road as people watched the UFO. No one ever caught on.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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21 posted on 05/18/2012 8:48:09 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Army Air Corps

All UFO’s have the same letters on them,USAF.


22 posted on 05/18/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: null and void

One needs to do a chart corelated between alien sightings and progressive policies implemented...

Some of the progressive policies are so damned whacky and anti-human it is almost as if they are orginating from a outside power that would want to utterly destroy humanity by poisoning us socially and morally.

I hate to say it but maybe there is some truth to this....

And that scares the crap outta me.


23 posted on 05/18/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: InterceptPoint

Swamp Gas!


24 posted on 05/18/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: InterceptPoint

The Marfia lights have moved north!


25 posted on 05/18/2012 9:47:42 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: InterceptPoint

Weather balloons.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Vaduz

Not all.


27 posted on 05/18/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: GraceG
And that scares the crap outta me.

Not me.

I take comfort in in the thought that somebody up there cares...

28 posted on 05/18/2012 9:56:24 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

Trus some have the letters NASA.


29 posted on 05/18/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cincinatus

The trash can lid I threw into the air and took some Poloroids of in the 60s are better.


30 posted on 05/18/2012 10:04:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vaduz

And perhaps a few labeled in Han and Cyrillic...


31 posted on 05/18/2012 10:35:43 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Army Air Corps

I talked to Bigfoot and he says he don’t believe in UFOs.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 10:41:24 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: IM2MAD
Ah, the Marfa Lights.

Took a crack at it once when I was in the Big Bend country, but I've never seen them. However, it is soooooo Texas that there is a special roadside park dedicated to viewing the Marfa Lights.

You have any idea what they really are...???

33 posted on 05/18/2012 10:44:52 AM PDT by okie01
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To: Trueblackman

Judging by those ears, that guy’s obviously another relative of Obama.....


34 posted on 05/18/2012 10:48:36 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Army Air Corps

Drones?


35 posted on 05/18/2012 11:52:18 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Glad to see ya still posting! :-)


36 posted on 05/18/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Thanks Larry, it’s an addiction......I’m trying to stay with the light hearted stuff


37 posted on 05/18/2012 4:29:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Good idea!


38 posted on 05/18/2012 5:35:12 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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