by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D
from Exopolitics Website
I have learned that a UFO researcher, BJ Booth, had posted an article on his website with evidence for his theory that the UFO sighted in Stephenville Texas, was headed towards the Crawford Ranch on January 8, 2008.
He claims that he was subsequently contacted by a government agency and told to take down the offending article within a few hours of its original posting since it might cause public panic.
According to an individual who was subsequently contacted by Booth sometime in January/February, the agency was the Secret Service (read below insert):
Here is what Booth wrote after the MUFON radar report came out on July 4, 2008:
If confirmed, Booth's claims demonstrate the important national security concerns surrounding the Stephenville UFO sighting in relation to President Bush's Crawford Ranch.
The last radar sweep released by the FAA at 8 pm (MUFON only requested radar evidence between 5:30 to 7:30 PM in its FOIA requests) showed the UFO 10 miles outside the Crawford Ranch and on a direct trajectory towards it.
Two questions arise.
It is highly unlikely that the FAA would have released the radar sweeps requested by MUFON without at some point having to deal with objections by the Secret Service.
According to the authors of the MUFON report, the FAA released its radar data five weeks after the FOIA requests were sent out after January 16. That suggests that some time after the Secret Service contacted Booth to remove the incriminating evidence of the UFO heading towards the Crawford Ranch, the FAA released radar sweeps confirming this had indeed happened.
It is highly unlikely that the Secret Service would have changed its policy between the time it objected to Booth's evidence going on his website in January and the FAA releasing its UFO data in mid-February I strongly doubt that the FAA would have had the authority on its own to release the Stephenville UFO data and overrule the Secret Service.
The question then arises, who
overruled the Secret Service?
Callahan says the following happened at a briefing over the FAA radar data:
If the same circumstances described by John Callahan in relation to FAA radar data of the 1986 Alaska UFO case also applied to radar data of the 2008 Stephenville case, then at some stage an interagency group of national security experts drawn from the FBI, CIA and President Bush's scientific study team, would have reviewed the FAA data of the Stephenville UFO sighting.
If Booth's claims are substantiated and the precedent of Callahan's 1986 FAA case is applied to the FAA's handling of the Stephenville UFO, it appears that an interagency group overruled objections by the Secret Service to the release of the radar data.
More research is needed to confirm
Booth's claims, what agencies were involved in the FAA's decision to
release the Stephenville radar files, and to find further
radar data of the UFO's trajectory after 8 PM when it may have
over-flown the Crawford Ranch.