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Date(s) - 10/11/2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuolumne County Library


Wed., October 11, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, Greenley Rd.
With all this talk about UFOs lately, “The Truth is Out There (In Your Own Backyard)” will examine Sonora’s relationship with these “unidentified anomalous phenomena.” Hosted by the Tuolumne County Historical Society as part of their monthly lecture series, the presentation by David Simerley will be held at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road, Wednesday, October 11, at 6:00 p.m. Sonora ranks fifth in the nation for cities with the highest frequency of UFO sightings. Although California as a state has more UFO sightings than anywhere in the country, Sonora is the only California city that made the top ten.
David Simerley
Who remembers the night deputy sheriffs chased a low flying UFO up Highway 108 before losing it above Dardanelle? How about the time a UFO buzzed downtown Sonora in broad daylight? Were you alive the night in 1963, when saucers landed at Gibbs Ranch? This is the UFO story that has it all—mass sightings, close encounters, even secret air bases working on aircraft with advanced technology. UFO lore in Tuolumne County can be traced as far back as
the Gold Rush.
We’ll discuss THE SECRETS OF DELLSHAU: the Sonora Aero Club & the Airships of the 1800s (D. Crenshaw and P Navarro, 2009) as well as the Phan- tom Airship Mystery of 1897, considered the first UFO wave in American history. Actual footage of UFOs visiting Sonora will be shown.
Bring your own UFO stories to share.