taken from THE UFO CRASH/RETRIEVAL SYNDROME
Status Report II: New Sources, New Data
By Leonard H. Stringfield
my first UFO crash/retrieval paper, I made brief reference
to an alleged incident occurring in the Spring of 1977
in southwestern Ohio which involved an encounter between
a landed or disabled alien craft and its crew and a U.S.
military detachment dispatched to the site. Since it made
news and drew inquiry, the town nearest the site has been
identified as Lumberton, on Highway 68, southwest of Xenia,
Ohio. The incident is one of violence, ending in a western-style
shoot-out. Word was that it resulted in 11 American casualties
and an unknown number of aliens. To add fuel to this story,
which emanated from a research group in Pennsylvania,
I learned from another source in Cincinnati that a person
working in an "off limits" area at Wright-Patterson
claims to have seen "bodies on litters" arriving
at the base during the same time frame.
involved in the investigation of this sensitive incident
prefer anonymity. It all began when a respected researcher
in Pittsburg overheard the story during a luncheon from
an engineer who worked for the city's school system. He,
in turn, knew of another person who was supposed to have
been involved somehow in the macabre experience. But the
key person, despite repeated attempts, could never be
reached. Bob Pratt, a highly respected reporter for the
National Enquirer, also tried to pursue the case and hunt
down the key source. He, too, talked with the secondhand
source but he would not reveal the identity of the principal
October 1977, I also tried to get a new lead by calling
many law enforcement agencies covering three counties.
I got nowhere. It is understandable, if this case is true,
that it would be kept under the tightest security.