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Community News Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, April 17, 1997 19 Military Pilots Sight UFO Downed in Dunes A-10 Warthog military aircraft on regular military maneu- vers were sharply thrown into low level surveillance passes as the keen eyes of the pilots spotted an apparent downed flying object of unknown origin being hastily dragged across the blowing sands of the Dumont Sand Dunes, south of Pahrump. The heavily armored aircraft slammed into low level passes while the pilots held the wings in nearly vertical position to better view the unusual craft creeping across the sand seem- ingly being pushed by strangely garbed hominoid attendants. The unusual craft appeared to be an assemblage of struc- tures consisting of shapes similar to parallelograms, trap- ezoids, rectangles, and other polygons. Attending the craft was a group of beings either totally black or fully attired in black lrb. The unusual LIFO attendants appeared to be of two or more sexes and had extremely misshaped craniums or were wearing protective head gear of unknown and unrecognizable design. The military craft continued low level viewing of the strange machine and retired from the dunes. There has been no formal announcement of the sighting and no media coverage. The craft and attendant beings are no longer in evidence at the dumont dunes. There are no signs of extraterrestial activity left on the wind blown shifting sands of the Dumont Dunes. However, the Gazette and this ever vigilant scribe are able to bring you the true story of the UFO at the Dunes. Everything written above is true. It's just all in bow you look at it. The Warthogs were there, they actually flew below the tops of the dunes they were so low. There indeed was a UFO, (we do remember however that UFO means Unidentified Flying Object), Yes there were strange looking beings that were all black. Head coverings wore were strange, indeed. Even this humble scribe was there in his custom buggy that has often been compared to the Lunar Rover, What the pilots saw, and caused them to nearly fall out of the air, was the first flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, flowered hats which trembled in the desert winds. Dark garbed mechanics in stovepipe trousers trudged through the sands pushing the awkward and ancient flyer into the wind. The fabric covered wings tried to pull the craft aloft while the slowly counter rotating propellers added little to the attempt at first flight. Even an ever efficient camera man with his cap on backwards peered through the view-finder of his ancient cam- era as he swiftly tumed the crank controlling the speed of the film past the lens. This is the land of elusion. This is the industry of illusion. This is Show Biz. Over a hundred people gathered last week in In The Thermometer's Shadow by Mike Dougherty the blustery spring winds at Dumont Sand Dunes to produce a commercial for an airline, in which is featured man's first flight. The Wright Broth- ers at Kitty Hawk. It took a bit of doing. Logistics were complicated at best. The motels of Baker were filled. The Longstreet was unavail- able. Saddle West was pressed into service to house the cast of talented actors and actresses, (they do like staying at a casino). Food service was minimal as the caterer was overwhelmed and rations were scarce. Workdays started at 5 AM to set up and catch the light of the rising sun. Days didn't end until well after sun down. The aircraft was not intended to actually fly. The wind ruled otherwise and an entire crew of men was required to hold the lifting craft to the ground. Costumes were great and never have the women looked so good as when garbed in the fashions of yesteryear. The men all in ancient black, looked like a gathering 50 feet long that provides restroom facilities. This behemoth was in it up to the axels and was a cinch to require heavy equipment for retrieval. The men of Baker and the Big Red Truck pulled the monster free with seeming ease. A fine time, a great job. The dunes were at their most wind swept beautiful. Clouds raced across the sky and we might well have been on the Atlantic shore. When the cameras were rolling the illusion was reality. It was nearly a century ago as man first struggled to enter the world of flight and subdue gravity, the ancient oppressor. We were there and it was then. The commercial will eventually show. When we give a watch to the Brothers Wright struggling at Kittyhawk, let's remember it happened a bit south of Pahrump and they slept at the Saddle West. 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