This Day in the History of Hoaxes: August 3

August 3, 1965: Rex Heflin Photographs a UFO
On this day in 1965, highway maintenance worker Rex Heflin stopped his truck as he was driving outside Santa Ana, CA and took a series of photos that he claimed showed a UFO hovering in the sky. The photos gained widespread publicity, and have come to be considered classic UFO photos. However, they were soon labeled a "hoax" by the Air Force's Project Blue Book, and the Air Force was almost certainly correct. Heflin apparently created them by dangling a toy train wheel on monofilament fishing line out of his truck window. [The UFO Iconoclast]

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Posted on Sun Aug 03, 2014



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It's kind of a simple hoax due to the images being so obviously clear as with other images which are usually barely in focus..
Posted by carl m milligan  in  Indiana  on  Sun Aug 10, 2014  at  03:55 AM
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