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Sightings of B. A. Tillery and Art Roberts:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico, page 1, on June 30, 1947.

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Another Reports Seeing Mystery Objects In Sky

GALLUP. AP. -- Miss B. A. Tillery of Newcomb, trading post on the Navajo reservation north of here, has joined the ranks of those claiming to have seen unexplained glowing objects in the sky.

In a letter to the Gallup independent, Miss Tillery writes:

"My mother and I feel reasonable sure that what we saw about 6:30 or 7:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, June 25.

"When we first saw the shining disc, I said "What! a star in broad daylight?" However we soon decided against this because aside from being improbable, it was too large for that. In a short time it has disappeared into the southeastern sky, leaving us baffled until we began hearing these reports."

Earlier, Art Roberts, Gallup barber, reported seeing one sweep in from the northeast about 10:30 p.m. Friday and disappear quickly over the southern horizon.

Brief comment:

When the investigation into the Roswell incident started, ufologists tried to see if there had been sightings of flying craft in the area before the alleged crash. B. A. Tillery was cited as a witness of this; Art Roberts and his June 27 sighting have been forgotten.

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