Houston man investigates UFO sightings

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Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Updated Saturday, May 19 at 12:01 AM

HOUSTON – While some call it hogwash, others are fascinated by unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.

If aliens wanted to land somewhere on this planet it seems the Lone Star state would make the short list. With well-known cases like the Stephenville sightings in 2008, and even those bizarre blinking lights in Texas City last month, the only state that reports more UFO’s than Texas is California.

Chuck Stansburge is a UFO investigator. He said he works for MUFON, or the Mutual UFO Network.

“There are going to be some people who watch this and say maybe that man is a little crazy, possibility, I’ve been told that many times,” he said.

Long before tackling the paranormal Standburge carried a badge. He said he spent years in law enforcement in Colorado and Oklahoma.

Then a disability forced Chuck into early retirement. That left him with plenty of time to explore his passion of strange sightings that are reported in a 14-county area in Southeast Texas.

He said trading in a uniform for UFOs wasn’t exactly a household decision. His wife Sandra just didn’t get her husband’s fascination.

“I had never seen anything, or heard anything from friends relatives, or anyone I ever worked with, so UFOs, no,” she said.  

But an experience with her own eyes would eventually make her a believer too, she said.

What she saw that night will remain a mystery. But there are a handful of cases that her husband works each week.  He looked into the lights in Texas City—and it seems that case is now closed.

MUFON did a mock up and it turned out to be lanterns.

MUFON said that 90 percent of cases are eventually solved, but that doesn’t stop him.

“There’s stuff out here definitely all over the state of Texas,” he said.  

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