Ted Connors drone sighting
From Earthfiles June 29th 2007
5:45 AM, Montgomery, Alabama, near Maxwell AFB
With this concept of an extraterrestrial technology that can neutralize gravity and project holographic-like 3-dimensional images that can record data for whatever unknown reason, here is what happened this week on Monday, June 25th, 2007, 6 miles from Maxwell AFB and its Gunter AFB Annex in Montgomery, Alabama. The eyewitness is a long-time technical specialist in security, educated about infrared frequency technologies and normal human aviation. Because his work is highly sensitive, he has asked that I not use his actual name. So, I will call him Ted Connors.
Ted said that the local Montgomery news media announced last week there would be joint Army/Air Force exercises at Maxwell AFB with lots of planes and helicopters, beginning on Sunday, June 24th, around 8 PM. Ted said the noise was terrible and unrelenting through Monday night, June 25, while he was on duty in his security work that involves 32 infrared cameras.
Ted Connors (alias), Technical Specialist in Security, Montgomery, Alabama: "During the night of Monday, June 25th, I patrolled a compound where I'm in charge of security. A lot of noise all night long. But early in the morning - it was probably about 5:45 AM, because the sun had not come up yet and it was still dark and within 6 miles of Maxwell AFB.
LMH: YOU'RE AWARE OF ALL THE MIITARY ACTIVITY IN THE SKY. YOU ARE WORKING IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT KIND OF TECHNOLOGIES?
TC: Infrared cameras, high frequency infrared technology for a company.
LMH: DO YOU HAVE A WHOLE BANK OF MONITORING SCREENS FOR THE INFRARED?
LMH: IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING AT ON OR ABOUT 6 AM ON MONDAY, JUNE 25TH?
TC: That would be correct.
LMH: SO, WHAT HAPPENED?
TC: Well, at that particular time, I was outside. I just glanced up because I will normally do that just to check. This equipment I'm telling you about is mounted up high within 20 to 30 feet (above ground). I was doing a normal check when I noticed beside a tree what looked like a ring. I thought somebody had thrown a hub cab up in the tree. And I moved to one side to look at it - it was just before daylight, the sun was coming up. So you could see, but you could not really make out a lot of detail.
So, as I looked around, I could see this thing. It was not attached to the tree. It was not in the tree. It was to the side of the tree! And it had these elongated wires that stuck out of the top and just sort of curved and went up and sort of disappeared. They looked like they just sort of faded out. They didn't stop, they just faded out.
As I looked at an angle, I could see it looked like a tail rotor on a helicopter made up of (a connected series of) shapes like fan blades, like a ceiling fan. I thought, 'This is weird!' I could see because of the streetlights in the area and high mercury vapor lights, I could see patterns on the bottom of it that looked like blotches. It looked like some type of hieroglyphics.
LMH: IT'S ON THOSE CONNECTED SEGMENTS THAT YOU SAW THE "HIEROGLYPHICS?"
TC: Right, correct.
LMH: HOW HIGH ABOVE YOU AND HOW FAR OUT IS THIS FROM YOU?
TC: I would estimate somewhere around altitude-wise about 40 to 60 feet and probably a few yards away, probably 30 or 40 yards off in the distance.
LMH: BUT CLOSE ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN SEE - I'LL CALL IT GRAPHIC DETAIL - ON THE BOTTOM?
TC: Right, correct. I could actually make out the symbols, especially on the paddle part that stuck out.
LMH: ON THE CHAD DRONE PHOTOGRAPHS AND ON THE CAPITOLA, CALIFORNIA, WHICH CURRENTLY ARE THE TWO BLOCKS OF PHOTOGRAPHS PRIOR TO JUNE 2007, WHICH SHOWED LETTERING ON WHAT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN CALLING THE 'LONG TAIL' SECTION. IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN BY PADDLE?
TC: Right. Right. It appeared to me like a series of ceiling fan blades that were attached (to each other). It had that same contour like they were sloped on one end and wider toward the end. Then they were connected together. I couldn't make out whether it was three or four, but it looked like they were inner-connected by some type of a wire or some type of bar that connected them together.
When I saw this thing, it was like, 'Oh, my God!' It was staring at me!! It just gave me the heebie jeebies.
LMH: SO YOU HAD THE FEELING THAT THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE MONITORING YOU SPECIFICALLY?
LMH: WHICH IS WHAT THE MAN IN ARIZONA THAT I CALL 'NED WHITE' IN 1995 - HE WAS NOT FAR FROM HEBER, ARIZONA. AND HE SEES ONE OF THESE (DRONES) AND HAD THE DISTINCT IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS MONITORING OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE ACROSS A MEADOW FROM WHERE HE WAS AND IT ACTUALLY SANK DOWN BEHIND TREES AS IF IT WERE ON SURREPTITIOUS SURVEILLANCE.
TC: Yeah, that's what I felt like. Doing that type of work myself, I know what it feels like to be under surveillance. I have night vision equipment and all this other stuff. That's what I do. And I felt like this thing was watching me. I had this gut feeling that this thing is either taking pictures of me or it's looking at me, scanning, and that was the feeling that I had. I just had this feeling that this thing knew I was there and it was watching me.
I sort of stood there and looked at it for a while. It did not move. It did not make any noise at all.
LMH: THE TAIL WAS CONNECTED TO A RING?
TC: Right, the ring appeared to be - from where I was standing, it's hard to judge. To me it was like a hubcap, but I know it was bigger than that. I would probably have been the size of a 50-gallon drum in diameter.
LMH: SO, THE WHOLE LENGTH OF THIS PARTICULAR "DRONE" WOULD BE HOW LONG?
TC: From what I call the wheel portion back to the tail, I would probably say no more than 15 to 20 feet long (the tail length).
LMH: YOU KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE AERIAL DRONE AND THE TREE THAT YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF WAY TO JUDGE THE SIZE OF IT IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE TREE?
TC: Right, because it was a large oak tree directly in its path and it seemed to be hovering over the oak tree. Now as far as the distance between the top of the oak tree and the device, I could not tell. It was hard to tell because it was off at an angle. But it seemed like maybe 20 or 30 feet at the maximum from the tree.
LMH: UP IN THE AIR ABOVE IT?
TC: Right, correct.
LMH: WAS THIS ABSOLUTELY STATIONARY? OR, WAS THERE ANY MOTION AT ALL?
TC: I saw no motion whatsoever. It was absolutely stationary. At that point, I had my cell phone, which has a camera and I grabbed the cell phone and tried to take a picture - actually tried to take three pictures. It was still dark enough that I couldn't get a good picture. I even tried to increase the light sensitivity on my cell phone camera so maybe that would help. But they all came out just kind of blurry black looking. So, I gave up on that idea and put the cell phone back in its case in a holder around my waist.
And that's when it started to move. Its movement was really, really slow. It moved to the west at a very slow rate, maybe 2 mph or 1 mph, something like that.
LMH: WAS THE RING AT THE FRONT OF THE FORWARD MOTION?
TC: Yes, it was. It actually moved like you move forward in an airplane in which as you move forward, the tail follows the engine - or what I call the tail, which was those paddles that followed it.
It also looked like it had protruding antennae, but I couldn't tell. They weren't very large, not much larger than the wires sticking from he top. There were quite a few wires sticking out of this thing from the top.
LMH: HOW HIGH DO YOU THINK THOSE WIRES ON TOP WENT UP INTO THE AIR?
TC: Probably 3 to 4 feet off the surface of that ring. (Combined with his 15 to 20 feet length estimate of the tale, pretty close to the 25-feet estimate by other eyewitnesses.)
LMH: OF ALL THE IMAGES THAT HAVE SURFACED PUBLICLY SO FAR, WHICH ONE IS CLOSEST TO WHAT YOU SAW THIS WEEK NEAR MAXWELL AFB?
TC: The one I'm looking at on your Earthfiles "Part 1: Explanation of the Strange Craft Sightings" and you have a photograph by Chad. That one really - if I had to guess closest match to what I saw, it would be that Chad photograph (by the yellow flowers), that's the closest one.
The one thing, Linda, this thing did that was sort of odd to me, when it moved - the first time it moved, and I watched it as it advanced - when it started to move, it was like a double image. How can I explain this?
LMH: LIKE YOU WERE SEEING A DOUBLE EXPOSURE?
TC: Yeah! Yeah! Exactly. It moved and you saw it one place, but you also saw it where it was before. Like two places at once, almost. And that's the only time it did that was when it initially moved. Then after the movement started, I didn't see that anymore.
LMH: IN THE ISAAC INFORMATION THAT EMERGED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26, DESCRIBED THIS AS EXTRATERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGY ORIGINALLY THAT HAS THE ABILITY TO CLOAK SO SUCCESSFULLY THAT IT CAN REMAIN INVISIBLE UNLESS THERE ARE JAMMING FREQUENCIES THAT INTERFERE AND ANOTHER HUGE PART OF THE COMPONENTS THAT RELATE TO THIS DRAGONFLY "DRONE" IS THAT IT CAN PROJECT 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES.
TC: When I saw it, Linda, it blew my mind! I'm pretty grounded. I have to be for what I do for a living.
LMH: THE QUESTION WE WOULD ALL LIKE ANSWERED: ARE THEY BACK-ENGINEERED BY AMERICAN ENGINEERING ABILITIES FROM THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, AS ISAAC HAS SAID? OR ARE WE STILL SEEING LITERAL EXTRATERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AT WORK?
TC: My question is: how can this thing move without making noise? There was absolutely no noise at all. Something in the air that does not make noise and moves is not right.
LMH: AND SO CLOSE TO YOU!
LMH: LET'S GO BACK TO THAT MICROSECOND IN YOUR MIND'S EYE RIGHT NOW WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE 'DRONE.' IT IS 20 FEET OR SO ABOVE THE OAK TREE AND IT'S ABSOLUTELY STILL. IT'S NOT MAKING ANY SOUND. THEN DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT YOU SEE HAPPEN.
TC: It moved and that's when it did the double take. And it shifted approximately maybe two or three feet to the right.
LMH: THEN DID YOU SEE LIKE TWO IMAGES OF THIS THING?
TC: Right, that's when I saw the two images. The image that was there where it originally was and then the image where it had moved to. I was seeing two things, and then the other one sort of blended into it. It was like it sort of sucked it (other image) towards it (front image in new location).
LMH: YOU'RE SEEING WHAT LOOKS LIKE SORT OF A MOTION GOING FORWARD TWO OR THREE FEET. AND THEN THERE ARE TWO IMAGES OF THIS RING. HOW DID IT MOVE FROM THAT POINT FORWARD AND WHAT HAPPENED?
TC: It moved at exactly the same altitude. It did not go up and it didn't go down. But it slowly, at a couple mph, moved to the west. As it moved to the west, I followed it with my eyes, but there are so many trees where I'm at. It went over a tree line and just disappeared. Once it got past the trees, I could not see it anymore. As a matter of fact, I got in a vehicle to try to follow it, but the area where I'm at is so wooded you can't really see anything. I went two or three blocks and came back and that was it.
LMH: WHAT WAS IN THAT DIRECTION GOING WEST?
TC: Maxwell AFB.
LMH: ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26, WHEN ISAAC'S INFORMATION CAME OUT, AND YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT IT BRIEFLY, YOU MADE A CONNECTION BETWEEN ISAAC'S RELEASE OF INFORMATION AND ALL THE INFRARED. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT?
TC: What hit me the most was when I read the article, it said that this thing cloaks itself, but it can be jammed. And when I saw that, I knew I had all this equipment and I'm thinking, 'Could this possibly be the reason I saw it (drone)? Maybe I wouldn't have seen it if I did not have the equipment around me that was active? Possibly had it been turned off, would I have seen anything? Or maybe not. I thought maybe infrared will detect it.
LMH: HOW MANY OF THESE DRAGONFLY-SHAPED DRONES ARE IN THE SKIES OF THIS PLANET IN BOTH HEMISPHERES AND NOBODY KNOWS BECAUSE THEY ARE INVISIBLE?
TC: Yeah, that's the scary thing. I honestly have never seen anything like this before like this thing. It's so different, but it doesn't appear to be like a UFO. It appears to be like it's clean - it's almost scary clean.
If this thing shows up again, if I have to climb up on a stepladder with a flashlight and get a picture of this thing, I'm going to get a picture of this thing and prove once and for all that this blooming thing exists!
This thing is real! I know what I saw and I know it's real! I don't think it's extraterrestrial in usage. I think it's our people that are using it, our government, or whoever. But I think that the technology is definitely extraterrestrial. Nothing flies like this - nothing I've ever seen moves and leaves a signature and then moves and the signature moves from where it was over to where it is now and disappears. I mean, your mind won't register that! (laughs) It just doesn't add up."
Could the silence so often reported by human eyewitnesses of high strangeness in the skies be because what's seen is not always 3-dimensional matter as we know it, but a sophisticated image projection that can record data from us and our planet?
Linda Moulton-Howe audio Interview with Ted 
In telephone and email conversations, Ted has described the state of the tree which the drone was hovering over. In the three years since the drone appeared, the tree has been dying from what appears to be pine blight.
Here is a rendering of what that tree looked like when the drone appeared in 2007 and now in 2010.
Photos of the tree are not permitted because they would reveal Ted's workplace.
Ted does not know if the drone caused this problem or not, but nevertheless, the state of the tree is recorded as part of his encounter.
Ted has defined the object and writing in more detail.
Points are: number of antenna, modules on ring, large fin position, and some symbols recalled .
Ted has defined the movement of the craft with these descriptive statements:
- A Clear Image linked by a Stretched, Blurred Image to another Clear Image, almost like the transition of the starship Enterprise's transition to WARP speed on the old Star Trek tv show. The first image disappears as soon as the blurred image moves and stops leaving a clear image in a new location, in my sighting about four to five feet distance.
- The two positions were only 4-5ft apart, the first and second positions overlap.
- The Stretched, Blurred image was very transparent, almost like a ghost image.
A video animation has been prepared which accounts for the following factors of Ted's encounter:
- Dual image of object
- Shifting transparent image while in dual image mode
- Faded spires
- Stationary location of the object initially
- Slow movement of the object on exit
- No apparent inertia when starting to move
- Total time of observation, and walking/standing position
- General shape of craft
- Buzzing sound started after camera shots
From Ted's quote :
A few weeks after my DRONE sighting i received a visit at my home during the day from 2 men. One of the men introduced himself as Col. -------(*name deleted). The other man never introduced himself to me. The Col. was dressed in a dark business suit and the other man was dressed in a UNUSUAL looking Military style uniform with no rank or branch insignia. The Col. began by asking me if i had seen anything out of the ordinary in the sky during the week in question and i told him i did not wish to discuss anything with him at this time. He then asked if i was aware of any military exercises that had taken place at MAXWELL AFB during the week in question. I told him again that i did not wish to discuss whether i knew it or not. I asked both of them to leave my residence and that i had nothing further to say. At this point i was sure he was going to produce some type of legal document or worse place me under some kind of arrest, but to my complete surprise they politely thanked me for my time and left. I saw them when they arrived and they were driving a late model dark blue or black Ford Crown Victoria. I did not watch them leave as i was concerned that they might try to return and i was trying to decide on my next move, as you can imagine. I never saw these two men again and never received any more visits to my home. The reason for my reluctance to discuss this with them is because of the interview i had recently given to Linda Moulton Howe in regards to my sighting and ongoing discussions with her in regards to this event. I did not feel comfortable discussing this with ANYONE other than her at that point. I contacted her to let her know what happened and the context of my conversation with them. Note: The Col.'s name is deleted for obvious reasons.
With Ted's help in many email messages and phone calls, this composite image of his military visitors has been made. The following criteria was used to make this image:
- Clothing color and style for both men.
- Age and build of each man.
- Make, model, color of their vehicle.
While the text interview and audio recording indicate that the craft was near a Oak tree, Ted corrects that statement on 2010-04-28:
I stand corrected, i did say OAK in the Audio. It is a PINE. I guess it was a mistake in the excitement of the moment. Not to use as an excuse, but at the time of the interview, my mind was racing from the experience. Thanks for pointing this out. Thanks, Ted