Photos by Jones & Bunn
Last June I was contacted by Mike Dunstan, formerly of the
Livermore Herald News, who was the reporter that investigated
and broke the news to the world about our lights history!
So Dick Jones and I headed up to Sacremento to have
a chat with Mike to glean some more facts from him, and hear
Mike took us to a nearby coffee shop
where he shared the original notes he took from the 1972 news
story, and the original two photographs. He also relayed the
story that he spent a few hours being interviewed by Charles
Kuralt, and he showed us the picture he snapped of himself on
his tv screen. Too bad the Vanderbilt Library had the shortened
After our chat we went over to our state
capital and took a few pictures of Mike with the photos. It was
a great day, and very special time meeting this amazing journalist.
Newsflash! Mike has agreed to write a retrospective
article using his old notes and new research in celebration of
the 110th b-day, almost four decades after his first article.