3. Statement by Airman Edward N. Cabansag, 81st Security Police Squadron.
Typed and undated:

On 26 Dec 80, SSgt Penningston and I were on Security #6 at Woodbridge Base. I was
the member. We were patroling Delta NAPA when we received a call over the radio. It
stated that Police #4 had seen some strange lights out past the East Gate and we were to
respond. Ssgt Peningston and I left Delta NAPA, heading for the East Gate code two.

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When we got there SSgt Steffens and A1C Burroughs were on patrol. They told us they
had seen some funny lights out in the woods. We notified CSC and we asked permission
to investigate further. They gave us the go-ahead.

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We left our weapons with SSgt Steffens who remained at the gate, , Thus the three of us
went out to investigate. We stopped the Security Police vehicle about 100 meters from the
gate. Due to the terrain we had to (jc go) on by foot. We kept in constant contact with CSC.

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While we walked, each one of us would see the lights. Blue, red, white, and yellow. The
beckon (jc beacon) light turned out to be the yellow light.
We would see them
periodically, but not in a specific pattern. As we approached, the lights would seem to be
at the edge of the forrest. We were about 100 meters from the edge of the forrest when I
saw a quick movement, it look visible for a moment. It look like it spun left a quarter of a
turn, then it was gone. (jc: Above bolding was mine.)

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I advised SSgt Penningston and A1C [Burroughs]. We advised CSC and proceeded in
extreme caution. When we got about 75-50 meters, MSgt Chandler/Flight Chief, was on the
scene. CSC was not reading our transmissions very well , , so we used MSgt Chandler as a
go-between. He remained back at our vehicle. As we entered the forrest, the blue and red
lights were not visible anymore. Only the beacon light, was still blinking. We figured the lights
were coming from past the forrest, since nothing was visible when we past through the woody

We would see a glowing near the beacon light, but as we got closer we found it to be a lit up
farm house. After we had passed through the forrest, we thought it had to be an aircraft vehicle,
until we got to a vantage point where we could determine that what we were chasing was only
a beacon light off in the distance.

Our route through the forrest and field was a direct one, straight towards the light. We informed
CSC that the light beacon was farther than we thought, so CSC terminated our investigation.

A1C Burroughs and I took a road, while SSgt Penningston walked straight back from where we
came. A1C Burroughs saw the light again, this time it was coming from the left of us, as we were
walking back to our patrol vehicle.

We got in contact with SSgt Penningston and we took a walk through where we saw the lights.
Nothing. Finally, we made it back to our vehicle, after making contact with the (O?)C's and
informing them of what we saw. After that we met MSgt Chandler and we went in service again
after termination of the sighting.