[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he oil boom across the Eagle Ford Shale is creating another kind of boom: more and more UFO sightings seem to be happening across the big sky of South Texas. A security camera at an oil rig near Cotulla caught an image of something that appeared to be a unidentified flying object. An oil rig worker caught something on his cell phone that he didn’t recognize. A rancher witnessed lights darting across the sky over and oil rig about 3 miles from her home near Artesian Wells. “We knew it was something beyond our expectations, something we could not explain,” said Penny Farrell.
MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, has been busy investigating the sightings. “I won’t argue with the fact that, yeah, we are seeing a lot,” said David MacDonald, Executive Director of MUFON. The MUFON headquaarters is taking in 850 calls a month world wide, according to MacDonald, keeping their 900 field investigators busy checking out possible sightings like the photo from the security camera. After an investigation into the photo, MacDonald confirmed what the investigators found. “They have determined it’s not a craft at all,” MacDonald said. It turned out to be a vehicle.