UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Trent/McMinnville lead...

We got a comment to a 2016 post about the Trents and their iconic McMinnville photos. This was the comment:

Doula_Annie said...This is my Great Uncle. Love these stories so much!
I've always pressed UFO researchers and/or investigators to try and find farmer Trent's son (pictured here below) to see what he might offer about the photo and picture-taking circumstances, especially as some UFO buffs have suggested that Mr. Trent used a model attached to a string, and the LIFE photo, of his son on a ladder, was a hint by the LIFE photographer that he (the photographer) believed the photos were created as a hoax.
Locating Doula_Annie might lead investigators to the son.

RR

8 Comments:

  • The longer time goes on, the more 'hokey' these older photos look.

    I guess UFOs are like cars with retro 50's models.

    By Blogger Spark, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • You make a valid observation Spark, but that's not the point of my posting.

    I'm hoping that some UFO buff might try to locate Trent's son to see if they can get an update clarification about the incident.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • The son, if I'm not mistaken, would be in about his, 70s now!? Would this be correct?
    Would he still be with us?....? Hope so............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • Yes, he'd be in his mid-70s, at least.

    But he'd have family, who might know something or have some information that enlightens.

    (It's along-shot, but UFOs need a long-shot, yes?)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • What is his first name, Rich? Anyone can then Google the name and see what if anything comes up. Some follower on this blog may even have a more sophisticated "person finder" app. A starting point at least.

    By Blogger Dominick, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • Dominick...

    I've scoured my material on the Trent photos and haven't found a name for the son.

    I would think Bruce Maccabee or David Rudiak might have it; they have both dug into the episode deeply.

    The son or a family member of his might impart something worthwhile, or not, but it's worth a try to find out.

    But the effort seems to be too much for UFO researchers. (If I were a researcher, I'd check it out, but the matter is not on my priority list, despite the amount of stuff I've posted on it.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • "But the effort seems to be too much for UFO researchers. (If I were a researcher, I'd check it out, but the matter is not on my priority list, despite the amount of stuff I've posted on it.)"

    Well then, apparently it is not on anyone's priority list.

    Best,

    Theo

    By Blogger Theo Paijmans, at Friday, January 27, 2017  

  • Hi Theo;

    I would think, no one would have a priority list, without the boys name, and now in his 70s, where would ya start?...Someone must know...............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Saturday, January 28, 2017  

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