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Transcript of interview with witness Ricky Sorrells, by UFO researcher Linda Moulton Howe

Source: 2008 Linda Moulton Howe, Earthfiles.com
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Ricky Sorrells, metal welder and machinist, at his Dublin, Texas, residence where he has seen a huge aerial craft three times since January 1, 2008. (Photo: Associated Press)


Huge Aerial Craft Over Dublin, Texas, ďLonger Than 3 Football FieldsĒ

© 2008 Linda Moulton Howe

ďI donít know how you can make a piece of metal that large with no bolts, rivets, seams or welds. Iíve never seen anything like this.Ē

- Ricky Sorrells, Metal Welder and Machinist, Dublin, Texas

January 18, 2008 Dublin, Texas - The first week of January 2008, came with shocks for at least three dozen people living in Dublin, Stephenville and Selden, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth. The shocks were yellow, red, blue and white lights that showed up after sunset Ė lights so bright that eyewitnesses compared them to a welderís torch.

Some of the red lights moved together in pairs. Other red, blue and yellow lights moved around as if ďdancingĒ with each other and then would all turn to a bright, white light and disappear.

Even pilots were eyewitnesses and estimated unidentified lights moving at least 3,000 miles per hour.

One of those pilots is Tim Allen of Selden, Texas, not far from Glen Rose. Mr. Allen is owner of L & S Enterprises and Texas Freight in Glen Rose. It was Tuesday, January 8, about 6:15 PM when he noticed flashing, white lights about 3,500 feet above the ground. He told ABC network News that the lights formed a rectangle pattern that ďspanned about a mile long and a half mile wide and the pattern was headed toward Stephenville at 3,000 miles per hour.Ē

While watching, Mr. Allen said the white lights changed into two sets of huge rectangular patterns in the sky and then disappeared. But 10 minutes later, the lights returned and ďtwo military jets, possibly F-16s, were in pursuit.Ē

That was Tuesday, January 8. A week before on or around New Yearís Day, 37-year-old metal welder and machinist Ricky Sorrells felt like going deer hunting in the back woods of his Dublin, Texas, home that he shares with his wife and daughter. Dublin is only about 8 miles west of Stephenville. Both of those small towns form a triangle with close-by Selden.

The sun was a just lowering below some oak trees near his house and Ricky thought he had enough time. He put on his hunting camouflage, grabbed his rifle that was set at 9-Power for deer hunting, and headed for his feeders and a game trail.

Little did Ricky know that he was about to encounter something so large just above his woods that he could not even see the edges of the huge craft. This New Years shock would also be the only day light description so far of what might be flying around at night only visible by the odd patterns of changing, intense lights.

Ricky Sorrells, Metal Welder and Machinist, Dublin, Texas: ďFor some reason, I donít know what, I look up and look back down. I donít know what made me look up, but then I realized what I had seen with my eyes and immediately looked back up. There was this thing. It covered from Ė I could not see the edges in my tree canopy. I couldnít see the front of it. I didnít think about looking behind me to see if I could see an edge that way.

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INTERVIEW:

BUT YOU MEAN THAT ABOVE YOU THE SKY IS NOW COMPLETELY OBLITERATED BY SOMETHING THAT IS COMPLETELY UNKNOWN TO YOU?

Yes, maíam. How far underneath it I was, Iím not for sure, but apparently I walked underneath this thing. When I first realized it and looked up, I thought: ĎWhat in the world is this?í

I raised my rifle up and because I was in such a hurry to go deer hunting and knew I was going into the woods, I did not turn it (hunting scope) down from 9X to 3X. So, when I raised my rifle up, itís still on 9X. It was real blurry. I immediately turned down my rifle scope power to 3X and I looked back up there at it and I can see what I would call a Ďmirageí coming off of it. It wasnít steam. I donít know really Ė Iíve seen it like on a hot highway how the heat waves come up. And this was coming down.

I really didnít know what to think. I was not scared, so I dropped my gun. And then I really started noticing how big this thing was. I also noticed that it had these round indentations.

They were in a grid pattern all running left to right, and front to back. They were all placed about 40 feet apart. They were deep, like maybe 4 to 6 feet deep into this craft. It basically looked like a piece of sheet iron that had been pressed. I couldnít see any nuts, no bolts, no rivets, no welds, no seams. I was really studying the structure of this trying to get an idea about how it was built.

COULD YOU ESTIMATE WHAT THE DIAMETER WAS OF EACH OF THESE HOLES? IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, THESE ARE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM OF THIS GIGANTIC OBJECT ABOVE YOU, BUT THE HOLES ARE IN STRAIGHT LINES.

The holes, to me, are placed strategically at points equally spaced apart. They were big. I really donít know how big they were, but Iím going to guess. Iím going to say from where I was at, they were anywhere from Ė they looked like 3 feet wide to me down on the ground, but Iím sure they were larger. Maybe 6 feet.

SO THESE ARE 6 FEET IN DIAMETER, 6 FEET ACROSS, HOLES THAT ARE PENETRATING INTO THE BOTTOM OF THIS OTHERWISE FLAT METALLIC SURFACE?

Yes, maíam. They go up, they dome up to another small circle at the top (deeper in the craft skin). They are indented.

If youíll visualize the inside edges penetrating to a smaller diameter circle which was smaller than half the larger circle on the surface.

SO, LIKE A CONE?

Yes.

GOING FROM 6 FEET AND TAPERING DOWN TO APPROXIMATELY 3 FEET, STILL BEING CIRCULAR. HOW MUCH DISTANCE DO Y OU THINK IT WAS FROM THE FLAT SURFACE WHERE THE HOLES BEGAN TO WHERE THEY TAPERED INTO THOSE 3-FOOT-DIAMETER CONE BOTTOMS, SO TO SPEAK?

Boy, I donít know. Again, I couldnít see any rivets, bolts or welds to give me any indication of how far apart they were.

HOW DEEP DO YOU THINK THOSE HOLES WERE?

I think they would have been 8 to 10 feet, maybe. It wasnít a short, stubby hole. It wasnít an elongated hole. It was in proportion, if that makes sense.

WERE THE HOLES CONNECTED BY ANY LINES OR GROOVES RUNNING BETWEEN THE HOLES?

No, maíam, they were not, not that I saw. The holes were spaced out equally, front to back and left to right. But they had nothing connecting them.



Color of Huge Aerial Craft Was ďBarn Tin GreyĒ

WAS THE COLOR OF THE HOLES THAT WERE SPACED ABOUT 40 FEET APART DIFFERENT FROM THE SURFACE?

No, everything was the same color. I actually have a piece of barn tin thatís been faded Ė itís not rusted Ė and it's that color - that greyish, faded color.

IS THAT CLOSE TO A SIDEWALK OR DARKER?

Darker, I suppose.

Entire Aerial Craft
Looked Like A Single Mold

ďI donít know how you can make a piece of metal that large
with no bolts, rivets, seams or welds. Iíve never seen anything like this.Ē

IS THE SURFACE YOU ARE LOOKING AT THROUGH YOUR RIFLE SCOPE IN WHICH YOU HAVE TURNED DOWN THE SCOPE POWER FROM 9X TO 3X TO SEE DETAILS, ARE YOU LOOKING AT A SURFACE AS YOUR PERSPECTIVE AS A MACHINIST IS METALLIC?

Is it metal or not? I donít know. I didnít get to touch or feel it in any way. I believe it was maybe. I donít know. I donít know how you can make that Ė which is what baffled me in my mind Ė I donít know how you can make a piece of metal that large with no bolts, rivets, seams or welds. Iíve never seen anything like this.

MEANING THAT YOUíVE SEEN EVERY ASPECT OF WELDING AND WORKING WITH METAL, BUT YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING THAT SEEMED TO BE A GIGANTIC MOLD?

Correct, it was like a huge, single mold. Thatís it exactly, yes maíam.



Longer Than 3 Football Fields

RICKY, HOW HIGH DO YOU THINK THE SURFACE COVERING EVERYTHING ABOVE YOU, HOW HIGH WAS THAT ABOVE YOU?

I believe it to be right at 300 feet. The reason I think this is because Iíve been on grain elevators. When I was growing up, I worked in a grain elevator for my Dad. What we had was a 90-foot elevator. So, I put three of these together in my head from where I was at and thatís how I get the height.

IF ITíS 300 FEET ABOVE YOU AND ITíS TAKING UP ALL OF THE SKY ABOVE YOU, DO YOU HAVE ANY ESTIMATE NOW LOOKING BACK ABOUT HOW BIG THE CRAFT MIGHT HAVE BEEN?

It is huge! Iíve actually been back into the woods and looked. In my mind, I did the football field measurement. I know it was longer than 3 football fields.

WHICH WOULD BE 900 TO 1,000 FEET LONG.

Yes.

THERE WAS AN ESTIMATE BY ANOTH ER EYEWITNESS IN YOUR AREA WHO I BELIEVE SAID THEY WERE ESTIMATING WHAT THEY SAW WAS A MILE BY A HALF MILE.

Yes, maíam, thatís what Iíve heard.

THAT WOULD BE 5,280 FEET BY HALF THAT.

Yes.

DO YOU THINK ITíS FEASIBLE THAT WHAT WAS ABOVE YOU THE FIRST OF JANUARY OUT IN YOUR WOODS COULD HAVE BEEN A MILE LONG?

With relationship with the other two I seen after this over pretty much the same spot, from my third time I seen it, if it was, it would not surprise me. I have not seen any edges on this thing, on any three sightings. I have basically seen flat surfaces. If it were, it wouldnít surprise me because in my trees there, I just went from as far as I could see one way to as far as I could see another way and figured it was three hundred yards.

While I was looking at this (craft), it drifted to the right by about 100 feet. And I remember looking to my left to see if I could see the edge of this thing. And I could not see the edge of it. I turned back to my right, and I was like, ĎWow, this is crazy!í And now, Iím rushed with emotion as far as ĎWhat is it? What is it going to do next? Do I need to get out of here?í



Huge Craft Went from Stationary
to Distance in A Second

Iím actually trying to figure out about my safety, if I should be alarmed? At this moment, if I would have blinked, I would have thought it vanished. But I did not blink. I had my eyes on it. And it takes off at a 45-degree angle, but it is still flat. It did not tilt up to take off. It remained flat and took off at a 45-degree angle. I never heard a sound. Never felt any heat. Iíve been back to see if it burned any trees. But it didnít. It didnít burn anything.

WHEN IT TOOK OFF AS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 1,000 AND 5,000 FEET LONG Ė WE DONíT KNOW, BUT IT WAS HUGE. DID YOU SEE WITH YOUR EYES IN THAT MOMENT IT TOOK OFF NEARLY VANISHING, ANY CHANGE IN LIGHT OR HEAT?

No, maíam, it was so fast, I donít know that a person could think that fast! It was so fast, I still couldnít see a shape. It was like it was here and then it was gone. I didnít see any lights. I didnít hear any sound. I didnít smell anything different. It took off so fast that I guarantee you if I had blinked, I would have thought it had just vanished.



Other Residents See Strange Light
Configurations After Dark

IN YOUR AREA OF DUBLIN AND STEPHENSVILLE, TEXAS, YOURS RIGHT NOW IS THE ONLY DAYLIGHT SIGHTING, FOLLOWED BY TWO OTHER SIGHTINGS IN DAYLIGHT?

As far as I know.

EVERYBODY ELSE HAS BEEN SEEING A GIGANTIC OBJECT WITH MANY LIGHTS ON IT AT NIGHT?

Yes, maíam.

THE PILOT OVER IN GLENROSE, TEXAS, HE DESCRIBED FOR TELEVISION A RECTANGLE PATTERN OF LIGHTS IN THE SKY THAT APPEARED TO CHANGE TO TWO RECTANGLE PATTERNS OF LIGHTS. DO YOU THINK ITíS POSSIBLE THAT THE ACTUAL SHAPE OF WHAT WAS ABOVE YOU WAS NOT THE CLASSIC CIRCLE, BUT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A RECTANGLE?



Ricky Sorrells Saw Huge Craft Two More Times

The reason I donít know the shape is the next sighting. Every evening before I go in the house, I chop wood. I was out there (on the porch) chopping wood and I see from my left to my right a blip, like it came in and left. And further to my right, another blip like it came in and left. And thatís all I saw. It was very huge Ė very long and very flat to me. I havenít seen a side. I havenít seen a top. Basically Iíve seen a side view (or bottom) of it each time.

AS IF ITíS ON AN ANGLE Ė LIKE YOU SAID THE FIRST TIME YOU WERE LOOKING UP 45 DEGREES, SO YOU WERE SEEING THE FLAT SIDE OF SOMETHING THAT DOESNíT SEEM TO HAVE MUCH DIMENSION TO IT?

Correct. But I do believe it has a dimension because when I did see it the second and third time, the second time made me think it has a dimension. I only saw it for two blips, but it was like a thick piece of plate. But it was a long way away, like a 1.5 to 2 miles.

WHAT ABOUT THE THIRD TIME? WAS THAT AROUND JANUARY 10?

Yes, about a week and a half after my first sighting and I saw it the second time in between.

THE FIRST SIGHTING WAS OUT IN THE WOODS ON YOUR PROPERTY WHERE YOU HAD GONE TO GO DEER HUNTING. THE SECOND AND THE THIRD TIMES, YOU WERE ON THE PORCH OF YOUR DUBLIN HOUSE?

Yes, on the back part of it. The third time I saw it, it came from my left to my right.This is when I noticed how massive it was. It was very long. From the longest point of view, this was the widest I had seen it. It was so long, and it was at the same angle as before, so I could see only the side or bottom part. But what makes this unusual is I could see the bottom and I could see the same indentations I saw on the first time. And they are big. I could see the holes and knew what I was looking at.



Other Witness Night Sightings OF Colored Lights

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOUR FIRST SIGHTING AND YOU BEGAN TO TALK WITH OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE SEEING. COULD YOU SHARE WITH US WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS HAVE SEEN AT NIGHT.

Iíve talked to one person who saw it who has been on the news. From what I gather, it has lights on it and they dance around on this object. They have no formation. They dance however they want to, different lights. I know when it starts taking off, the lights go to one intense bright light.

THE COLORS BEFORE IT CHANGES TO WHITE HAVE BEEN WHAT?

I believe red, blue, and yellow.

SO THERE ARE RED, BLUE AND YELLOW LIGHTS THAT SEEM TO SPORADICALLY AND SPONTANEOUSLY MOVE OVER SOME KIND OF LARGE SURFACE AND THEN WHEN IT TAKES OFF, THE COLORS CHANGE TO WHITE?

Yes.

DOES ANYONE HAVE A SENSE OF THE OBJECT'S SHAPE AT NIGHT?

Not that I have heard.



Helicopters and Jets Keep Flying Over
Since UFOs Showed Up

COULD YOU ALSO TALK ABOUT THE MILITARY ACTIVITY THAT SEEMED TO SHOW UP RIGHT AFTER YOU HAD YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE IN THE WOODS WITH THAT GIGANTIC THING ABOVE YOU?

Yes, I have had three small helicopters and one large helicopter at first come over. They started about Dublin and they came over to where Iím at. Then they would go about the same distance further out. I could hear them and actually see them when they were over me in Dublin. I could see them when they were the same width out and I could hear them fading. They would come back and forth and then move over to another line. They move east and west. They always seem to come from the west when they start this thing. They disappeared from over Dublin so I couldnít see them, and then the next thing I knew, they were over my house.

AS IF THEY ARE RUNNING A GRID PATTERN?

Yes, as if they are running a grid pattern.

THAT THEY WERE DETECTING SOMETHING AND THEY HAVE BEEN FLYING GRID PATTERNS AS IF IN A SEARCH MODE?

Yes.

HAVE YOU OR ANYBODY SEEN JETS SHOW UP CHASING AN OBJECT IN THE SKY DAY OR NIGHT?

The first three guys who came out in the newspaper said they thought it was F-15s or F-16s chasing it. My experience has been that after the helicopters Ė and there still is one big helicopter that is two-bladed and itís huge Ė still comes by once in awhile. But now, itís mainly jets.

WHAT ARE YOU LEFT THINKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF WHERE THIS MIGHT HAVE COME FROM?

(sighs) I still havenít formed a conclusion. I really donít know. I hope itís our military. I hope we have something that is this advanced.



Is It Extraterrestrial Craft?

IF ITíS NOT OURS?

If itís not ours, then weíre in trouble. I donít know the capabilities of this thing to move at such speed that it has and as big as it is. Does it have the capability of weapons? I donít know. But if they can build this, Iíd sure hate to see if they got mad at us! You know what Iím saying?

(laughter)

RIGHT. AND THAT THE ĎTHEYí COULD BE EXTRATERRESTRIAL?

Iím not dismissing that. I donít know that itís not the military. I really donít know what it is. Iíve never seen anything like it. Itís fascinating me. Why it keeps coming over like it does, I donít know. I would like to know that.

If it was the military, I sure wish they would call me and say, ĎHey, weíre doing this over your place. Donít get alarmed.í I donít understand. I have no answers for these questions.

IF IT IS EXTRATERRESTRIAL, WHAT RESIDUE DOES THAT LEAVE YOU?

Well, I donít really know. I hadnít thought about it. I know I do believe in God and I believe in Jesus Christ. Iím a Baptist.

RICKY, WHEN YOU TALK TO YOUR LONG-TIME FRIENDS WHO HAVE ACTUALLY THEMSELVES SEEN THE LARGE LIGHTED OBJECT AT NIGHT, HAVE YOU ANY OF YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS QUESTION Ė IT IS FROM OUTER SPACE. IT IS EXTRATERRESTRIAL. WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?

Yes, a little bit. I think the main question that everybody would like answered is: If it is from outer space; if it is Aliens Ė what do they want? Why donít they just try to make contact with us?

Surely, if they are smart enough to build something like this, they are smart enough to communicate with us. Why donít they just let us know? I think thatís the question that everybody would like answered.

And if itís not (E. T.s), - if it is the military Ė why are they keeping it from us? I can understand national security. But if they have this thing (huge craft), we donít need national security. That IS our national security! Why donít they just let it out and say, ĎHey, this is us. This is what we have. Basically, if you donít leave us alone, this is what you are going to get.

So, I really donít know what it is or which way to think about it. All this has happened very quickly in my life and trying to keep my regular life different from this has been something!



Why Government Policy of Denial
and Secrecy About UFOs?

RICKY, WOULD YOU SAY IT IS FAIR FOR EVERY AMERICAN AND FOR EVERY CITIZEN ON THE EARTH TO REASONABLY EXPECT THAT THEIR GOVERNMENTS WOULD TELL THEM IF WE HAVE INTELLIGENCES FROM OUTER SPACE THAT CAN MAKE SOMETHING A MILE LONG AND A HALF MILE WIDE AND THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS IT. AND THEY SEND OUT HELICOPTERS AND JETS, BUT THEY TELL US THERE IS NOTHING THERE. ULTIMATELY, ISNíT THAT HUGELY UNFAIR TO THE TAX PAYING PUBLIC?

Maybe if we knew what the government knows, I could answer that question better. I can understand maybe Ė if they do know something Ė if the government came out and said, ĎHey, OK, this is alien craft. It is a mile by half-mile. We donít know why they are here and weíre trying to figure it out. You know, I think it would be panic everywhere! I could certainly see that. If they do know, I can understand why they wouldnít want to tell us because of that.

BUT RICKY, YOU WERE RIGHT UNDER ONE OF THESE THINGS AND IT DIDNíT DO ANYTHING TO YOU. AND IT HASNíT DONE ANYTHING TO ANY OF THOSE NIGHT TIME EYEWITNESSES. SO, WHATEVER IT IS Ė IF IT IS FROM OUTER SPACE, ISNíT IT DEMONSTRATING THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY INTENTION OF HURTING PEOPLE?

So far, yes, maíam. Itís a lot to think about. Itís not a joke. I saw what I saw."

This week, on Wednesday, January 16, Ricky called me to say there had been more low-flying jet and helicopter traffic over his Dublin property. While he was talking, another jet flew over so loud and so low that he stopped talking on his cell phone.

Maj. Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth, told Reporter Angela Brown at the Stephenville Empire-Tribune that ďno F-16s or other aircraft from his base were in the area the night of January 8, 2008, when most people reported the light sightings.Ē



Partial List of Military Bases in
Fort Worth, Texas, Region

Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas
Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, Texas
Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, Texas
Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas
Naval Air Station (NAS), Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth, Texas
Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas
Naval Station Ingleside, Ingleside, Texas
Randolph AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Red River Army Depot, Texarkana
Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas



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