The Burleson Enhancement of Object LL-12
in the "Lubbock Lights" Group of UFOs
In August of 1951, Carl Hart, Jr., then a freshman at Texas Tech
in Lubbock, Texas, took a series of photos of a group of at least eighteen objects
that numerous townspeople had seen passing overhead. At first the editor of
the local newspaper accused him, as did Air Force investigators, of faking the photos.
But no one could produce any evidence to support the notion that the photos were phony.
Indeed, they have passed the test of time.
In particular, computer enhancements done by Dr. Donald Burleson
over a protracted period of time have shown some rather astonishing results, in that
some of the objects, particularly the object that Dr. Burleson in his numbering system
has denoted LL-12, reveal a hexagonal "beehive" or honeycomb pattern on the underside.
(LL-12, Dr. Burleson says, seems to have benefitted from micro-differences in focal resolution
and shows the pattern more clearly than the other objects.) What these honeycomb "cells" may be,
or what their function may be, is of course a matter of speculation. (Interestingly, toy models that
have been designed representing the Roswell object feature a "beehive bottom.")
The remarkable implications of the hexagonal pattern
visible on the underside of the Lubbock object LL-12
have only really become apparent with the discovery of a new UFO witness in Roswell.
Mr. George Newling, was an enlisted man in the Army,
stationed at Roswell Army Air Field in 1947 at the time of
the now famous Roswell UFO Incident.
Mr. Newling has told researchers (including Don Burleson)
that in October 1947
he was a member of a ground crew doing a preflight check
on a B-29 and happened to look into the open bomb bay,
where he saw a large, silvery-metallic disklike object wedged into the bay.
He got only a glimpse, because immediately
there was a military policeman on each arm, hauling him away.
When Dr. Burleson showed Mr. Newling a printout of the Lubbock
object LL-12 (not having prejudiced him in any way,
and certainly not telling him what the object in the photo was
or how the photo enhancement was obtained),
Mr. Newling blinked once and said,
"That's what I saw in the bomb bay."
The implication would seem to be that the fallen Roswell object of 1947
and the objects seen over Lubbock in 1951
were highly similar objects,
perhaps even precisely the same kind of object.
Dr. Burleson devotes a chapter to the Lubbock Lights
in his book The Golden Age of UFOs.
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