By WMC Action News 5
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -
Since hearing about Project Blue Book on January 20, dozens of UFO believers and skeptics contacted WMC Action News 5 with more information.
In the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Project Blue Book was the name of the Air Force's files on UFOs or unidentified flying objects. Those files are now available online for anyone to look through. But UFO sightings did not stop in the 60s.
A camera caught a white object in the blue Memphis sky on Jan. 20, 2015. Is it a bird? A plane? It's obviously not Superman. So, what is it?
WMC Action News 5's Andrew Douglas took your questions to Eddie Middleton, who is a college professor and the director of the Tennessee branch of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network).
"I would want to interview the witness," Middleton said. "If I assess that they are credible, I would probably want to classify that as an unknown. It can't be identified."
Middleton has been following and researching UFOs for the better part of 30 years.
"We have many sightings in the Mid-South area," Middleton said. "I'd say 95 percent are not reported. It's rare that people will report a sighting."
But in today's world, people are equipped with more cameras than ever before making proof easier to come by. During Fourth of July fireworks in Downtown Memphis in 2014, someone saw something strange in the sky. It was reportedly blinking and moving at different speeds. Could it be?
"We know from a lot of experience over the years that they do tend to show up during firework displays. I guess they know that they're not going to be spotted readily."
Middleton says Tennessee has some of the highest reports of sightings in the South. Tennessee MUFON meets once a month to talk about it.
"I got people coming in from Waverly, Tennessee, who've been having actual encounters with entities on their property."
Are we alone or are others with us? It's a topic you can explore right here in the Mid-South.