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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 11/16/2010

The truth about Centreville's 'UFO'

By Washington Post editors

The mysterious blue light spotted over Centreville that some speculated might be a . . . UFO? Turns out it was just a glider -- reports Fox 5, which broke the story of the initial "sighting" Nov. 3.

The television station was able to track down the mysterious object to a dark field in Centreville, where they met Tony Claridge, owner of the "mysterious" aircraft.

Read more about the "UFO" spotted over Centreville and its owner and see video on Fox 5.

By Washington Post editors  | November 16, 2010; 11:21 AM ET
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Pure DoD cover-up.

The first sighting was unique because the craft hovered still. No replication of the unusual UFO flight movements was shown.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 16, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Long before there were "UFOs", there wers "flying discs"; in fact, the use of UFO did not come into use until Project Bluebook. For newspaper articles and photos prior to Bluebook, see:

Project Saucer

http://spinelessjellyfish.com/flyingsaucer.html

Posted by: shanghai_newswire | November 16, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure that when First Contact comes, we'll all have a little more indication than flashing lights and gliders over Centreville.

Posted by: aiboakriggs | November 16, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Of course it was a "UFO" - that means unidentified flying object. It was unidentified, it was flying, and it was an object. Everyone please stop using "UFO" to mean alien spacecraft or whatever.

Posted by: Dadrick | November 16, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Was this "UFO" headed to PeeGee County?

Posted by: blackforestcherry | November 16, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

It could not have been a UFO as they only fly over open fields in Iowa.

Posted by: maggie_crowder | November 16, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

It could not have been a UFO as they only fly over open fields in Iowa.

Posted by: maggie_crowder | November 16, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

It could not have been a UFO as they only fly over open fields in Iowa.

Posted by: maggie_crowder | November 16, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The people I know that have a valid interest in this phenomena are like me, not very suprised it was a model plane.

Not sure it was very exciting even for ufologist!. Most sighting can be dismissed as hoaxes or misidentification or manmade objects, its the very small % of sightings that can't be explained that excites me.

Posted by: admin25 | November 17, 2010 6:42 AM | Report abuse

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