During the late 1950s there were several reports of UFOs over Bynum. Wellll, there is an explanation about most of the sightings.
3 teenagers decided to excite everyone at Bynum with some late nite sightings. They took an old fire extinguisher bottle, some red devil lye, some chopped up aluminum and some water and made a hydrogen generator. They knew this would work because they did a variation of it in chemistry class at Oxford.
The 3 teenagers scrounged up some old weather balloons and some miniature flashlights. They turned on the flashlights, put them in the balloons, filled the balloons with hydrogen from the makeshift generators, tied off the balloon necks and let them go.
This all happened on the playground, in the tennis courts, late at night.
Then the fun began. The Anniston Star had a few calls and so did the local constabulary. But, no one could give a very good description of the UFOs except they had a light glow and kind of drifted around.
The events stopped when the dubious trio ran out of balloons.
Descriptions of the trio have been kept secret for almost 50 years but I hear one of them was blonde and curly headed.