Lubbock Lights sightings
On 25 August 1951, several college professors from Texas Technological College at Lubbock (W I Robinson, A G Oberg, W L Ducker) and others report observing a v-shaped formation of bluish green lights passing over Lubbock, Texas.
Part of the “Lubbock Lights” sightings.
This incident is Case 31 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article, since it was referred to in 66 of the books covered by that article.
This incident featured in the results of a survey in 1965 by Jacques Vallee of the opinion of various UFO groups as to the most significant UFO sightings.
Isaac Koi’s “ICES” Rating for this sighting = 8,112 (out of a potential score of 14*14*14*14 i.e. 38,416)
(1) “Impact” Rating of 13 (out of a potential score of 14), because it is Case 31 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article.
(2) “Credibility” Rating of 13 (out of a potential score of 14) because the relevant professors are highly credible witnesses. The debate regarding their sightings has centered on what was actually seen.
(2) “Expert” Rating of 8 (out of a potential score of 14). It is given this slightly above average rating because (at the time of writing) it has not been included in any of the short lists of the best cases produced by various UFO researchers that have been compiled by Isaac Koi (see the “Best UFO Cases" article at PART 3: Existing lists by various individuals) but did feature in the results of a survey in 1965 by Jacques Vallee of the opinion of various UFO groups as to the most significant UFO sightings.
(4)“Strangeness” Rating of 6 (out of a potential score of 14). The sighting has a relatively low strangeness rating since there is relatively limited evidence to be explained as to the nature of the objects seen. Several researchers have suggested mundane explanations, particularly birds reflecting lights.
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