Ducker, William 1980-07-27
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
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
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
Click for transcript: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/309422
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