Kim (Werlich) Flippo and Melody (Werlich) Gibson Interviews, 12 February 2001 & 18 February 2001

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JK:Right, in the documents it says the next day he took a helicopter and went out where these guys said they saw this thing stationary close to the ground. He over flew the area and said there was nothing there that could have made that kind of light.
KF:Yeah. It's kind of funny, this is just a total—now I'm just being wordy but when my father got ill and went to the hospital, it was really kind of a sudden type of deal, within several weeks he had pancreatitis and he was in the intensive care room, and I was in there with him. He was trying to tell me something, you know? I thought, 'oh my God, he's going to finally tell me the secret' and I kept saying 'I can't hear you Dad, tell me again, tell me again' and I kept putting my ear right down there and I'll be darned, he didn't tell me [laughs].
JK:I hope I'm not dredging up unhappy memories for you here.
KF:No, I loved my dad so much, and we miss him still so much to this day, and it's just good to be able to speak and hear things that he had said. I enjoy that.
JK:I cut you off earlier; did your dad say what he thought was going on there? I'm just curious.
KF:No, you mean when he died?
JK:Well at any point.
KF:Well, he would hold himself back from telling, you know, everything.
JK:You had the sense that there was more to say though?
KF:Yes, I sure did, and I only know what I overheard, I mean you couldn't help.
JK:You weren't hiding on the stairway were you?
KF:[Laughs]. Let's see, in '68 I was 13, yeah, so I probably would have been prone to do something like that. And definitely in the middle of the night when the phone rang and you heard what was going on, you know.
JK:Sure, exciting stuff.
KF:Oh yes, and especially back then. That was right about the time I believe we sent someone to the Moon. It was right between '68 and '70 you know, and it was all the space stuff—yeah, exciting times.
JK:Is there anything else you can think of?
KF:No, that's really about it.

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