Ducker, William 1980-07-27

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William Ducker was one of the Texas Tech professors who originally saw the famed Lubbock Lights in 1951. Two years before his death, he spoke to fellow Texas Tech professor, Meredith McClain, about the original sighting and subsequent extensive research Ducker conducted. In this interview, Ducker reveals his research concluded without question that the lights they witnessed were migratory geese illuminated by street lights. Ducker also shared his research findings with Edward J. Ruppelt to be included anonymously in The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (published 1956).

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William Ducker

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: July 27, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Meredith McClain

Interviewer: Elaine Brock

Length: 1:32:40


Coming to Texas Tech, Saturday Night “Seminars,” Lubbock Lights Event, Later Sightings and Research, Operation Blue Book and Carl Hart photos, Notoriety from Event, The Next Summer, Next Research Steps, Discovered The Lights were Birds

Access Information

Original Recording Format: two 60 minute audio cassettes, digitized February 2016, files combined for transcript.

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found on dspace, see below


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