AMERICAN ASTRONOMER CLYDE TOMBAUGH DISCOVERED PLUTO AND HAD HAUNTING UFO ENCOUNTERS
Clyde Tombaugh was the American astronomer who discovered the planet, Pluto. What many people do not know is that he also observed several UFOs during his career. In 1949 he had a UFO sighting in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The object consisted of several rectangles of light, which moved from northwest to southeast.
He was one of the first preeminent astronomers that made an official report about seeing UFOs.
In late 1948 and through the early 50's he saw three of the mysterious green fireballs, that made headlines in New Mexico.
Mr. Tombaugh stated: "I have seen 3 objects in the last 7 years which defied all explanations of the known phenomena, such as Venus, meteors, atmospheric optics or planes. I am a professional, highly skilled astronomer. ...I think that several reputable scientists are unscientific in refusing to entertain the possibility of extraterrestrial origin and nature."
In 1952 Clyde Tombaugh was one of the people that UFO researcher Allen Hynek interviewed. Hynek was working as a scientific consultant to the Air Force's Project Blue Book UFO study. He wanted to know whether other astronomers also witnessed UFOs.
Recently Pluto has been demoted. It's no longer considered to be a planet but was downgraded to the status of dwarf planet. Some researchers suggest that Clyde Tombaugh's outspoken opinion on the UFO subject could have been the cause for these actions. Did he see something he wasn't supposed to see?
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