For many years this case was thought of nothing more than a rumor amongst UFO researchers. However, reports and statements from many eyewitnesses slowly emerged. Enough so, for researchers to start digging for more information. The object was first spotted over Oneida, New York and was heading in a westerly direction. Similar reports of the object were filed in Kansas, Colorado and Eureka, Utah. The object was the seen in the town of Reno, Nevada and was seen to ‘turn’ and head towards Nevada, where it disappeared over the Nellis Air Force Base. Also, the object was tracked at several radar sites.
The object was reported by over a thousand people, most of whom, assumed that the object was a meteorite. Various newspapers
covered the story the following morning. Although most of them concluded also that it must of been just a very spectacular meteorite.
However, Air Defense Command, after watching the object for several hours scrambled several fighters. This is not something that they do for meteorites normally. They claimed the object came down near Eureka. At the same time the town experienced a total blackout.
The object was then seen to take off again, and as it did the power came back. At different times the object was seen by several commercial airline pilots. They reported that the object was below them. Which is – again – unusual for a meteorite. The official air force explanation was that the object witnessed was a meteor.
This does not explain why fights were scrambled, why the object changed course, why the object appeared to land and then take off again.