Local News Station Makes Light of UFO Sighting in Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park Director of Public Relations Steve Hurlbert wearing a tinfoil hat.  Image credit: Matt Renoux, KUSA

Winter Park Director of Public Relations Steve Hurlbert wearing a tinfoil hat.  Image credit: Matt Renoux, KUSA

Channel 9 News, KUSA, out of Denver, CO, recently chose to create a 'puff piece' regarding a recent UFO sighting at nearby Winter Park Resort.  The feature, which plays like an advertisement for the resort, was ran nearly three months after the sighting took place.  The UFO itself was spotted by the resort's camera system in November of 2016, and appears to be a small, dark object above the mountains.  The news station report consisted almost entirely of an interview with Director of Public Relations Steve Hurlbert, who sported a tinfoil hat.

"It’s not chance that we are getting great snow, and there happens to be some alien visitation, someone who monitors our cloud seeding had noticed on the town webcam a black dot that looks suspiciously like an alien space craft," said Hulbert.  

Hulbert continues to say that "The website says there is an alien base in the Winter Park area and Winter Park has been known for years for being a great destination for second home owners so it wouldn't surprise us."

It is unclear to what website Hulbert is referring, but the base in question is likely the one considered to be attached to the purported underground base beneath the Denver Airport

The piece does also contain brief interviews with two skiers, who speculate that the object could have been a "drone" or "huge, black, plastic bag."

At this time, the actual object in question remains unknown.  

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