National Affairs: Tell It to the Army

From their posts at Camp Barrett, two U.S. Marine sentries spotted a strange object and, in the best traditions of General Order No. 2 ("To observe everything that takes place within sight or hearing"), made their report to the Officer of the Day: a flying saucer had just landed near Quantico, Va., some 15 miles away. Marine spokesmen staunchly denied that 1) a Marine helicopter had flown to investigate and found nothing, 2) two platoons had been deployed to capture The Thing.

Last week the marines' flying saucer was identified: a new type of red blinker light on commercial airliners, stronger than...

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