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Come visit us at one of our Roundtown UFO Society meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month presently at the Pickaway County Public Library in Circleville starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 8:30 pm.  There is usually a sign indicating where the meeting is.

Home of America's First Classic Close Encounter
& Circleville - Roswell Connection


 Situation Red: The UFO Seige
by Leonard Stringfield
Fawcett Crest Books, NY. 1977 Paperback, 254 pages - photos


I had read Situation Red when it was a hardback at the local library twenty years ago. Recently at a used bookstore I came across an autographed copy of the paperback version. It is a book well worth having. Situation Red is an interesting mixture of local Ohio sightings and close encounters and those from elsewhere in the nation. UFO investigator Stringfield was head quartered in Cincinnati so he personally investigated many of the UFO reports. Though the book is over two decades old many of the reports have a current ring to them, missing time of three women in a car returning from a restaurant, strange mystery helicopters, cattle mutilations and even Bigfoot are all here.

I found interesting a letter Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto, wrote to Stringfield telling of his own UFO sightings which he could not explain. Tombaugh wrote (page 51) "I think that several reputable scientists are being unscientific in refusing to entertain the possibility of extraterrestrial origin and nature" regarding UFOs.

The foreword is by legendary pioneer UFO investigator Donald Keyhoe. Unfortunately Keyhoe and Stringfield are both deceased and never lived to see the cover-up of the century or of all time lifted. The mystery of the origin of UFOs continues. I recommend strongly this classic work.



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