|1987 UFO photo by Danny Gordon|
So when the call came in to the newsroom that people were seeing something in the sky over Wytheville -- and that some of the witnesses were credible lawmen -- off I went.
|Danny Gordon in early 1990's|
|Another of Gordon's images|
I agreed to the interview and then asked Sean if he would allow me to do a segment on him and his project. I wanted to know why he was revisiting the story. What if anything had been learned in 25 years? Did people still believe they had seen something? What impact did the sightings have on people's lives? What did he plan to talk about for the entire length of a documentary?
So, in a rare piece of media history, Sean interviewed me on camera, and then I turned around and interviewed him.
|Sean and I interviewing in my study.|
He agree to be interviewed for John Carlin's Virginia. So, in a rare piece of media history, Sean interviewed me on camera, and then I turned around and interviewed him. It's certainly a first in my career.
Sean then sent me this clip he is using to raise money for his documentary. It shows Wytheville radio newsman Danny Gordon -- the epicenter of the original story talking about what he remembers and how it impacted his life from people breaking into his home, to a nervous breakdown.
Here is a link to his fundraising page: http://www.indiegogo.com/
Sean hopes to have the documentary ready by the actual anniversary date in early October. He will make it available on DVDs, and he's hoping to get some notice at the fall's film festivals.
As to what he's found about the UFO's and the impact some 25 years later... Some of that will be shown on my segment on the FOX 21/27 10 p.m. News. The rest he's holding close to the vest. to be revealed in his documentary.
Then and now, the Wytheville UFO's are a fascinating story.