It's been 30 years since Greg Kirby, of Middletown, lied to local police officers and federal agents when asked if he turned over all the unidentified pieces he found in Blue Ball. Today, he doesn't sound scared: "Let them come and get me."Or, as he said a bit later, "I hope I can get home safely without those guys in the dark sunglasses pulling me out of the car and throwing me in the back seat." He was only half-kidding. Thirty years ago today, Kirby, then a 21-year-old minding his own business, found himself embroiled in the middle of controversy and UFO speculation when he watched a white-hot mystery object fall inBlue Ball.Kirby was driving north on Old Ohio 25 about 7:30 p.m.
on March 29, 1979, when he saw the fireball go down in a parking lot at the Robin Springs apartment complex. After the pieces cooled off, he called Middletown police, and turned over "all" the items to Federal Aviation Administration officials.
about the fireball mystery made headlines for several days in The
Journal, Dayton Daily News and Cincinnati Enquirer. Kirby was
interviewed by three local television stations and received a phone
call from ABC News in New York.
"It was a mystery with capital letters," Kirby said.
A UFO buff from Maryland
drove to Middletown and visited him, and a man from Kentucky asked
Kirby if they were long-lost cousins.
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