Charles Tunstall, above, reference and instructional services librarian, describes one of several kinds of close encounters with UFOS that were the topic of a presentation Thursday evening (Jan. 20) in the Thomas J. Garland Library. Twenty-two people attended the presentation, “UFOs: Then and Now,” one of the programs for the community that the Library sponsors each year. Tunstall, who has studied UFOs and related phenomenon for years as a hobby, shared an overview of many topics related to UFOS, including types of unidentified flying objects that have been reported, the types of close encounters with alien beings, crop circles, alien abductions and the concept of missing time. He also described some interpretations of UFOs in the Bible, such as the prophet Ezekial’s encounter with the flying wheel and references from the book of Daniel. He discussed some of the popular books that have been written about UFOs and alien abduction by such authors as Erik von Deniken, George Adamski , Billy Meier and Whitley Strieber. He showed some photos that have been made of reported UFOs sightings in Tennessee. Tunstall noted that while most of the books about UFOs have been written and research completed by amateurs, the scientific inquiry into the phenomenon is increasing.