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‘Somewhere in the Skies’ author Ryan Sprague on his most perplexing UFO case

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Now that the government has finally admitted that UFOs are real, Ryan Sprague, the author of “Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon,” says he feels vindicated. The UFO researcher and podcaster has just overhauled his 2016 bestseller by adding 75,000 words of text to the new edition, which recently hit the top spot in four categories on Amazon.

“So much has happened in the four years since the first edition was published,” Sprague said during an interview. “I think the most important thing is the subtitle to the book – a human approach.”

Sprague’s bestseller focuses on how the individuals profiled in his book were personally impacted by their UFO experiences. “More often than not, they were life-changing,” Sprague said.

Sprague followed up with everyone profiled in the first edition of his book and sought to discover if their UFO experiences continued, or if new developments had occurred in their lives as a result.

“One chapter is dedicated to the radar operator who tracked this Tic-Tac UFO that we’ve been seeing for over three years in these U.S. Navy UFO videos,” Sprague said. “He talks about how it changed his life. Here’s this guy in the military who was told not to report these things.”

Sprague said his fascination with UFOs began at age 12 when he and his father saw what he believes to have been a UFO.

“It changed my life right then and there,” he said. “Even as a kid, I knew it wasn’t a conventional aircraft and my father couldn’t explain it either. Everything that’s going on right now, with the government finally coming clean about UFOs, has sort of vindicated what I’ve been telling people for years.”

Sprague is co-host of “Mysteries Decoded” on the CW Network, with U.S. Navy veteran-turned-private investigator Jennifer Marshall, and is host of the popular podcast that shares a title with his book “Somewhere in the Skies.”

One of the cases profiled in Sprague’s book has become his white whale, his most perplexing UFO case of all … and the one he says he’s determined to figure out.

In the mid-1970s, a man in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, went to a drive-in movie theater with a friend, and explained to Sprague that just before the movie was due to begin, the electricity went out at the same moment when a “massive crescent-shaped black craft floated silently over the drive-in movie screen. Hundreds of people allegedly saw it, most of them getting out of their cars for a closer look,” Sprague said.

“You’d think people would be freaking out or leaving, but no,” Sprague said. “They got back into their cars, the power came back, the movie started, and it’s as if nothing ever happened.”

The man who shared his story with Sprague didn’t remember the incident for years after it occurred, according to Sprague.

“He had a trigger memory that brought it all back. I tried to track down anyone I could who was there or who’d worked at that drive-in. After the story was made public in the first edition of ‘Somewhere in the Skies,’ a woman who lives in the next town over reached out to me saying her boyfriend worked at the theater and they saw the same thing.”

Sprague wonders, if hundreds of people apparently shared the same experience but didn’t remember it, what does it say about what’s in our sky?

“Does it control their memory?” Sprague asked. “Is it like ‘Men in Black?’ I can’t tell you for certain but now we have another witness.”

During my interview with Sprague, I asked if he was familiar with a series of incidents that reportedly occurred over the course of four nights in October of 1975, at the now-decommissioned Loring Air Force Base in Limestone.

According to news accounts at the time, subsequently confirmed by the release of official government documents, two unidentified craft visited the base before being chased off by Army National Guard helicopters. One of the craft seemed especially interested in the nuclear weapons storage facility at Loring, according to reports. In 1996, I met a man who told me his brother, a retired pilot, had been called back into service during this incident to fly one of those helicopters.

Sprague said he’s well aware of the Loring UFO incident, adding “There are tons of Maine UFO cases, with Loring Air Force Base being just one of many possible UFO landings near installations. The number of cases is endless, and we need to find answers. Finally, after 70-plus years, our government is finally saying we were right all along, and we should probably do something about it. That’s more than we’ve ever had before, and I look forward to what comes next.”

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