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      FILER'S FILES #49 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
      George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
      December 5, 2001, Majorstar@....
      Webmaster Chuck Warren http://www.filersfiles.com,

      UFOs have been reported in New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio,
      Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, and Italy. Large
      areas of the Midwest and Europe report seeing slow moving bright streaks in
      the sky. Satellites continue to pick up uncorrelated targets each day that
      may include UFOs.

      EXPLOSIONS ON THE MOON

      Astronomers observed flashes and explosions on the Moon during the 2001
      Leonid meteor storm, indicating meteoroids were hitting the lunar surface.
      Like Earth, the Moon plowed through comet Tempel-Tuttle's debris field on
      November 18th," says Bill Cooke of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
      But, unlike Earth, the Moon doesn't have an atmosphere where meteoroids
      harmlessly disintegrate." Instead, lunar Leonids hit the ground and explode.
      Using 8-inch telescopes equipped with video cameras, David Dunham in
      Maryland and Tony Cook in Virginia independently recorded the flash -- a
      double confirmation. "We estimate it was as least as bright as a 4th
      magnitude star." Flashes and lights on the Moon have been recorded for
      centuries. At least 6 Leonids hitting the Moon in 1999 caused explosions
      bright enough to be seen from Earth.

      Reports of bright lunar Leonids two years ago puzzled many scientists. Their
      calculations suggested that a Leonid hitting the Moon would need to mass
      hundreds of kilograms to produce an explosion visible through backyard
      telescopes. Yet there was little evidence for such massive fragments in the
      Leonid debris stream. Hundred-kilogram meteoroids hitting Earth's atmosphere
      would produce sensational fireballs, brighter than any sky watchers actually
      saw. Jay Melosh, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona's Lunar
      and Planetary Lab teamed up with Ivan Nemtchinov, a Russian physicist skilled
      in computer simulations of thermonuclear explosions. "Leonid impacts aren't
      as potent as a nuclear warhead, but they are powerful. They hit the Moon
      traveling 72 km/s or 160,000 mph. The energy per unit mass in a Leonid
      strike is 10,000 times greater than a blast of TNT." Using computer programs
      designed to study bomb blasts, Melosh and Nemtchinov discovered that Leonids
      didn't have to be so massive to produce flashes. Impactors massing only 1 to
      10 kg could do the job. because much of the ground within a few meters of
      the impact point would be vaporized, and a cloud of molten rock would billow
      out of a growing crater. "At first the cloud would be opaque and very hot,
      between 50,000 K and 100,000 K," explains Melosh. Milliseconds after the
      initial blast, the cloud would expand to a few meters in diameter and cool to
      13,000 K. That's the critical moment," he says, "when the vapor becomes
      optically thin (transparent); then, all the photons rush out and we can see a
      flash of light from Earth." Thanks to Space Weather at
      http://www.spaceweather.com/meteors/gallery_18nov01_page2.html

      NEW JERSEY BOOMERANG SHAPED OBJECT

      NEW BRUNSWICK -- The witness reports that, "While watching the Leonids meteor
      shower on November 18, 2001, I noticed a boomerang shaped object flying
      directly above me at 5:05 AM." It made no sound and had no lights. The
      surface appeared smooth, with no visible engine or tailfin. I couldn't make
      out the color, but it appeared flat or matte, possibly gray. The altitude of
      the object is difficult to gauge but based on the size, speed, and wingspan,
      from my perspective, it was larger than a 747, traveling 300 to 600 mph at
      under 10,000 feet. It looked like a giant boomerang, flat with a narrow
      fuselage/wings.

      MARYLAND FLYING TRIANGLES

      ANNAPOLIS -- The witness set his alarm for 4:30 AM on November 18, 2001, to
      meet some friends to watch the Leonid meteor shower. Going out on the
      balcony, I saw three meteoroids almost immediately. I excitedly phoned my
      friends and when I looked outside again, I saw two large luminous Flying
      Triangles over the houses and trees. Flying in formation they headed south.
      At first I related the illumination to the meteor shower, but when I looked
      directly at the objects an instinct kicked in that these were NOT shooting
      stars, and I was witnessing something incredible. I live a block and a half
      away from the Naval Academy and I am used to Navy flyovers, Blue Angels, etc.
      THIS WAS DIFFERENT. The Flying Triangles did not project light to the
      ground; they themselves were yellowish, white light. Their edges were not
      sharp; they were slightly rounded with the glow of the light. They appeared
      to be flying in formation - points facing down, close together, on a
      diagonal. Together, they were about the size of a half moon. Their movement
      was fluid and quick and they were SILENT. I was only able to watch the
      objects for 7 seconds and soon after they disappeared, I heard a boat horn
      sound twice quickly indicating they may have seen the same thing. I met my
      friends and told them I was sure I had seen UFOs. They reacted with friendly
      skepticism, but I saw the triangles again in the southeast corner of the sky.
      I sat up, pointed, and said, "Look!!! There they are!!!" One friend was
      able to see them much farther away. Just before they disappeared, one
      triangle broke out of formation and darted ahead. Thanks to Peter Davenport
      Director of the National Reporting Center www.ufocenter.com.

      GEORGIA SILENT GREEN LIGHT TRAVELING AT AN UNBELIEVABLE SPEED.

      STATESBORO -- On November 17, 2001, three witnesses were outside to see if
      the reported meteor shower had begun. While looking off into the southern
      horizon, I noticed a green light at about 10:00 PM. At first it was a white
      light that slowly changed to a light green color. There were no Flashing
      lights or red lights, as associated with aircraft. In addition, the light
      stayed on a straight path, and was seen for miles. The light also was moving
      at a speed, which seemed out of the norm for local jet fighters. There was
      no sound with the object which made me think it might have been an "early
      meteor," but as the object continued into the distance, I noticed there was
      no dust trail as seen with meteor's. In addition, the object did not appear
      to be "Burning" or a "Fireball." The light continued into the distance until
      it became to small to see.

      AUGUSTA -- On November 19, 2001, the witness reports seeing a chevron shaped
      object move from the north to south at 5:30 AM. Its movement caught my eye.
      It had a 'V' shaped bank of white lights the same color as the stars. The
      rear lights seemed to be offset a little. It had no aircraft type of
      lighting on it and made no sound. The lights were perfectly round, like
      domes. Could not see any shape but the v shape pattern of the lights. I
      have seen this type of object on many of the UFO shows. Thanks to NUFORC
      www.ufocenter.com

      OHIO BRIGHT ORANGE LIGHTS

      SOUTH WEBSTER -- On November 15, 2001, the witness and a coworker saw burnt
      orange objects in the northeastern sky at 6:29 PM. Virtually the same object
      was also spotted on May 31. We first saw a single burnt orange light in the
      northern sky. It was there only about 20 seconds or so then went out. Then
      in about a minute it was visible slightly left of its first location. After
      about three minutes, we saw one, then two, and then three objects in the
      northwest. They had the same shape, color, and brightness. We were shocked
      because we thought we would never see this again. The sky was crystal clear
      and no moon was visible. Objects were about at 45 degree's from horizon.
      There were jets in the area but at a much higher altitude. Alternatively, so
      they seemed. No sounds were heard. I have been watching the sky since I was
      a small boy and I have never saw anything like this. Thanks to Peter
      Davenport NUFORC

      KENTUCKY BRIGHT ORANGE LIGHTS

      RIBOLT -- On November 15, 2001, at 5:55 PM a MUFON member reports seeing a
      very bright orange light with what appeared to be four refraction lines
      radiating from it, similar to the headlight of an airliner. A second,
      identical, light appeared to the left and slightly up from the first. It
      appeared as if two planes were in extreme proximity to each other. We
      stopped the truck (expecting to see a plane crash) and I opened the truck
      door and looked right at the two lights and then saw four to six more
      identical lights appear in succession to the left and below the second light,
      almost evenly spaced and forming a semi circle as the last one or two lights
      appeared heading back to the right. The light positions remained static,
      with no change or movement, and the lights remained steady with no
      flickering. As I grabbed my camera, all of the lights disappeared. The
      lights were much bigger and brighter than any star and we saw several
      airplanes as we continued our trip and none of the plane lights remotely
      resembled what we saw. A friend said she saw similar lights at her farm in
      the far southeastern part of this county about a month ago and she was
      relieved that we saw what we did. There was no sound.
      RINGGOLD ((NUFORC Note: Please see report from Ringgold, OH, for same date,
      and same approximate time.

      MICHIGAN LIGHTS

      OTTER LAKE, FOSTORIA -- Heather Power's reported to Skywatch International
      that she was in her living room on December 3, 2001, when her daughter ran
      out of her room and said. "Mom its back." I went to the bay window at 6:45
      PM, and I spotted it almost immediately. It was a bright light hovering high
      in the sky, but different from a star. I grabbed my binoculars and was
      astounded, because it was brighter than all the stars that were out. This is
      the second sighting of this kind. My daughter and I saw something similar
      about a month ago, so we decided to keep watching, hoping to see it again.
      Our house is on a bare hill on 4 acres, with a large bay window facing south.
      There is open field around our house, and few trees, it is ideal to view the
      night sky. I viewed this object hovering for about 3 minutes. It appeared
      to be cross shaped, with the center being the brightest. As I was watching
      it taking mental notes, it appeared, and at that instant, other duller (not
      as bright) objects began to appear and disappear all around the area the
      first one had been. My daughter is 13 years old, and she is somewhat afraid
      when we see these lights. Thanks to Bill Hamilton of Skywatch International
      skywatch_discussion@yahoogroups.com.

      MINNESOTA FIVE BRONZE COLORED, ELLIPTICAL SHAPED OBJECTS

      MAPLEWOOD -- The witness reports he saw five figures in a formation soar on
      November 19, 2001. They were bronze in color, and elliptical in shape.
      Their sides came to a point, rather than just rounded. All looked to be the
      same size. The formation they were flying was similar to a Less Than sign
      (<). They were traveling towards the southeast at 11:45 PM and being a pilot
      myself, I would guestemate around 40,000 feet. The sky was clear. I watched
      them from about a 60-degree sky position from my right side, to about a
      30-degree sky position on my left side. They flew virtually overhead. I saw
      no other lights, nothing flashing, just the steady bronze color. I heard no
      sounds from them, but at that altitude you probably wouldn't. There were no
      trailing streams of light coming from them. I know the Leonid Meteor shower
      has been going on, but with meteor showers, the light goes extremely fast,
      has a trail of light, and is generally really bright. These lights could not
      be meteors. There is not a great amount of military aircraft around here.
      The objects I saw were traveling three times as fast as an airliner in
      cruise. I'm not sure how fast our military aircraft can go, but it was
      impressive whatever it was. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
      www.ufocenter.com

      MIDWEST SPACE DEBRIS ENTERS ATMOSPHERE

      On Saturday night, December 1st, around 10:15 PM CST, a sensational fireball
      glided over at least seven states in the US Midwest. Airline pilots and
      passengers had a terrific view, while automobile traffic stopped. Emergency
      phone lines were jammed. There were about eight slow-moving fiery yellow
      objects moving across the night sky. Police and television stations from
      Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, reported seeing the streaks in the sky.

      Sam Sherman the President of Independent International Pictures saw the CNN
      broadcast video of the streaks of brilliant light moving across the sky from
      Nebraska to Texas. He and several people who observed the video felt their
      was more than debris breaking up and there was also a slow moving craft of
      some sort visible among the 30 balls of light. NORAD announced that moving
      from the southwest to northeast pieces of a Proton rocket had disintegrated
      in Earth's atmosphere. NORAD has had a sudden increase in the number of
      uncorrelated targets reaching one hundred a day. Correlated targets are
      those contained in NORAD Computer Data Banks. Uncorrelated are essentially
      unknown objects in space. Video of the objects shown on CNN seemed to move
      too slowly to be pieces of a Soviet SL-12 Proton Rocket. If UFOs are
      entering our airspace it is obvious that they might try to time their entry
      with that of legitimate space debris. There have been numerous sightings of
      green streaking objects entering our atmosphere since 1947. The Russian
      Sputnik, the first satellite in space did not go into orbit until ten years
      later. Kansas and Oklahoma witnesses reported seeing four long streaks of
      light moving across the sky creating sparks as they entered the atmosphere.
      UFOs frequently observed from the Space Shuttle do not create sparks like the
      space debris that creates tremendous heat and pressures.

      EDINBURGH -- The United Kingdom's Astronomy Technology Centre says a Proton
      Rocket was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan at 18:04 UT on
      December 1st. An 800 kg metal casing from the fourth stage of the rocket was
      on its third orbit around Earth when it burned up in the atmosphere over
      southern England and France at about 22:35 UT."
      The National Space Development Agency of Japan has announced, the Fuyo No. 1,
      satellite could fall onto any part of the planet. The 340 kg satellite will
      most likely enter the Earths atmosphere on December 4, 2001. Thanks to Sam
      Sherman of Independent International Pictures. Look for their label on DVDs/

      OREGON TWO OBJECTS JOINED, THEN SPLIT APART

      PORTLAND -- The witness was driving home when he saw two objects just after
      sunset on November 19, 2001. At first, they appeared to be airplanes,
      although they seemed to be joined together and form one large hovering craft.
      The witness estimated they were flying at 2000 feet altitude as they passed
      at 5:15 PM. Then, after about ten minutes, they split again. One advanced
      northward, and the other remained in a hover mode, perhaps advancing slightly
      northward. The witness state, "I then saw a very small light leave the
      remaining craft, and it fluttered downward erratically, kind of like a spark.
      As I arrived home, this second craft advanced forward again, and I noticed
      it was shaped somewhat like a plane, but all the lighting was white and
      steady. There were no blinking red and greens that are normally seen on the
      wing and tail sections of a plane." As I watched it slowly move northward,
      it appeared not to have a body or shape. It was as if lights were arrayed on
      an invisible craft. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

      ENGLAND UFOs VIDEO TAPED

      BEDHAMPTON -- Hello Jeff, Saturday, November 24, 2001, was a special day when
      the residents received a daylight visit from a UFO and the event was
      fortunately videotaped by Anthony Woods, local resident and sky watcher. Mr.
      Woods has been involved in UFO sightings for a long time, experiencing what
      seems to be an exciting, personal interaction with these unknown objects. On
      November 24, 2001, the sun suddenly broke through the clouds, and local
      resident Anthony Woods was waiting for after several days of rain and bad
      weather. But he was not preparing himself to work in his garden. Instead,
      he grabbed his video camera and went outside to await the possible appearance
      of a UFO...like so many times before, when he had followed his unique ability
      to sense the coming presence of an enigmatic visitor. I met Anthony Woods
      some weeks before as a result of several fortunate circumstances. He
      contacted me, interested in the UFO from the Mexican UFO Wave. He wanted to
      make some comparisons between two strange-shaped UFOs videotaped by himself
      on August 9 and September 22, 2001, in Bedhampton. He showed me the videos
      and asked if I knew of similar UFOs from Mexico. When I saw both videos I
      was quite impressed at the strange shapes, especially the one from August 9 -
      something truly unprecedented, which I have never seen before. This unknown
      object exhibited amazing polymorphic shape changes during its behavior...
      which permits one to instantly discard the possibility of misidentifying this
      craft as any known aircraft, bird, or balloon.

      Anthony recorded superb daylight footage with his video camera, clearly
      capturing the structural details of the UFO's body. The footage is almost 6
      minutes long and during this period the UFO remained almost static in the
      sky, rotating on its axis in a vertical manner, at low altitude. Definitely,
      the most intriguing feature of this craft is its polymorphism - changing its
      shape - continuously while doing maneuvers that defy the known physics laws.
      Anthony videotaped this UFO above his parents' home. After several minutes
      the object flew away at a steady speed. The September 22 footage presents a
      barrel-shaped UFO, also rotating and reflecting the sunlight on its left
      side. That morning, Anthony was in his home when he "felt" that sensation
      and went outside and encountered the visitor directly above his garden. An
      interesting feature of the footage is the presence of a large bird (possibly
      a crow) that appeared to circle the hovering object to take a closer look
      before retreating. Reviewing the video, Anthony pointed out to me another
      interesting detail on both videos (August 9 and September 22). He noticed
      that both objects appear to show, in some of the frames, 'spikes', or 'hairs'
      sticking out. He thought that maybe it was just some type of distortion but
      I replied that maybe those were the so-called "Angel Hair" filaments of thin,
      spider web-like transparent fibers discovered after some UFO sightings - a
      phenomenon well-known in Ufology. Thanks to Santiago Yturria Photos and
      complete story at http://www.rense.com/general17/EXBEDUFO.HTM

      SPAIN OVAL-SHAPED OBJECT FLYING LIPSTICK

      CANTILLANA, SEVILLE PROVINCE -- On December 4, 2001, Jose B.S. was driving
      his vehicle on Highway 116, past kilometer 12 heading toward Mairena del
      Alcor at 10:58 AM, when he noticed of an oval-shaped object. He says, it was
      similar to a lipstick, and white in color. The object followed a westerly
      trajectory and plummeted in mid-flight before flying horizontally again,
      stopping, ascending and disappearing toward the West at high speed. The
      distance was about ten kilometers away. The witness places the object over a
      town called Cantillana and was almost able to cover it with his thumb. We can
      therefore estimate a relative size similar to that of the full moon or
      larger.

      As an anecdotal note, the witness points out that toward 10:30 a.m., jet
      airplanes flew low over Seville Airport. Logically, all this data is being
      analyzed, but given the urgency of the subject, the SIB calls upon the
      international UFO community to aid in determining any concomittant sighting.
      On the other hand, we welcome any information from friends in the province of
      Seville. Thanks to Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology.
      Translation (C) 2001. Special thanks to Antonio Salinas, Director, Dept. of
      Ufology/Exobiology, S.I.B.

      ITALY UFO NEWS FLASH ISSUE NO. 324

      The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) reports that there were numerous
      UFO sightings this summer in Italy. Giuseppe Stilo has disseminated a
      preliminary list of reports of the Italian wave of sightings. More than 67
      sightings were recorded by August 1st and many others had been observed.
      Meanwhile, the number of incidents reported by the mass media has been
      diminishing (55 newspaper clippings gathered by Eco della Stampa during the
      month of July, compared with 86 in June). The sightings were widespread
      throughout the Italian Peninsula; with a slight lead in the northern regions.
      Nocturnal lights prevail; but in July, there occurred 11 daylight objects, 8
      close encounters, and 3 cases captured on videotape. There were 62 sightings
      in June.

      PADUA -- The Monselice Case occurred on the evening of August 3, 2001, at
      about 11:15 PM, two women sitting on a bench in a square observed an enormous
      four-sided object descend from the sky. It made no noise and stopped a few
      meters above the ground directly over the witnesses. The object, measuring
      side-on approximately 10 meters in length, had rounded edges and many lights.
      At the structure's center, there was a ring of intense light, with a little
      red light in the middle. One of the women fled in terror, hid behind a small
      statue of the Madonna, while the other remained paralyzed on the bench.
      Suddenly, she rose and took a few steps forward, until she was directly
      beneath the object: She gestured strangely with her arms and made some
      noises. Her friend continued to call to her screaming and finally convinced
      her friend to join her behind the statue. After a few seconds, the strange
      metallic platform, with a kind of "muffled noise," eventually split up into
      three parts which then shot away at an incredible speed. Two luminous discs
      in one direction, one multicolored one in the other. Their screams caught
      the attention of another woman who caught sight only of the two frightened
      witnesses. A third witness, who was 500 meters away, saw a "stupendous and
      intensely colored" square-shaped object, which she stopped to watch for its
      "extremely beautiful colors: white, red, yellow and green." The two
      protagonists of the story remained greatly unsettled from their experience:
      one of them didn't manage to sleep at night for a week or more, remained in a
      state of shock and speechless. An inquest was conducted by the Carabinieri,
      and the case was picked up by various Ufologists who issued varied and
      contrasting statements. The Pordenonese Antonio Chiumiento affirmed that it
      had to do with an extraterrestrial object which was going to attempt to
      abduct one of the two women. Instead, The International UFO Center
      maintained that the cause likely was a top-secret American airplane. The
      Venice contingent of the National UFO Center finally reported its detection
      of a slight trace of radioactivity at the spot, leading to alarm among the
      population and the intervention of the Regional Environmental Protection
      Agency, which alternately refuted the presence of any radioactivity. Il
      Gazzettino, Padua edition and Il Mattino di Padova, 17-30 August; UfoItalia,
      23-30 August; collaboration by Roberto Labanti, Matteo Leone, Alessandro Lu�,
      Dario Paganini and Gildo Person�.]

      NORWAY STRANGE LIGHTS

      HESSDALEN -- The Italian Mission Returns Home After four weeks, the Italian
      mission came to an end on 22 August in the Hessdalen Valley of Norway, where
      sightings of strange lights in the sky have occurred repeatedly for twenty
      years. The expedition, conducted in collaboration with the National Council
      of Research Activities, had the goal of acquiring optical and electromagnetic
      data on the phenomenon. CNR was led by the astrophysicist Massimo Teodorani;
      and was organized and financed (for the second consecutive year) by the
      Italian Committee for Project Hessdalen, a group created in Bologna last year
      for this specific aim and coordinated by Renzo Cabassi. The unfavorable
      atmospheric conditions notwithstanding, various video and photographic
      captures of the phenomenon were acquired this year. Photometric and
      spectroscopic techniques were put to the test. The data gathered will be
      analyzed and interpreted and finally summarized in a preliminary technical
      article to be published in the future on the CIPH Website
      (http://www.itacomm.net/PH/).

      FRANCE "UFOS: THE AMERICAN SECRET"

      The UFO world has been reverberating for weeks after the September airing on
      National TV Channel 2 documentary, "OVNIs, le secret American,", the work of
      the French journalist French Vincent Gielly, who during two years of
      investigating has interviewed numerous experts, viewed archives and consulted
      documents around the globe. The clamor also derives from the fact that the
      documentary was preview-broadcast exclusively to the French Senate last 24
      April, arousing a certain interest in the objective and historic piece. The
      documentary is actually modeled after the life of the astronomer/Ufologist
      Dr. Joseph Allen Hynek. Among the Ufologists interviewed (Americans,
      overall), there are some of the most notable names on the American scene.
      Already arousing particular interest is news of the inclusion of a French
      counter-espionage official who is actively involved with the subject of UFOs.
      The program has already garnered positive reviews from numerous newspapers
      on the other side of the Alps, and followers hope that this signals a
      turnabout in the way that television handles the subject in their country.
      Thanks to Edoardo Russo and the Italian Center for UFO Studies at
      http://www.arpnet.it/ufo/ultime.htm 10121 Turin, Italy and
      ufoupdates@...

      NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

      Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on
      recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour-long tape of UFOs shot
      in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from
      space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the
      shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will
      be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real
      UFOs. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any jury
      that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff
      Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011

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        FILER'S FILES #50 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
        George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
        December 12, 2001, Majorstar@....
        Webmaster Chuck Warren http://www.filersfiles.com,

        UFOs have been reported in New Jersey, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois,
        Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, California, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, and
        Australia. Scientific evidence of UFOs damaging the paint on automobiles in
        the US Northeast and Australia.

        NORTHEAST

        Charlene sent this e-mail, "I write you hesitantly and grudgingly, not
        wanting to have talked about this outside my marriage, but my husband has
        badgered me to report the event. I will therefore explain the incident on
        condition of 100% complete anonymity. I am a 30-year-old professional
        female, I'm not particularly interested in science, science fiction, nor have
        I seriously entertained the idea of UFO's previously.

        On November 7, 2001, at approximately 1:00 AM, I had just finished a lovely
        dinner while visiting with my parents in a rural area. On my way home I was
        driving along a dirt road, which cuts through farmland until it accesses the
        main road. I was about half way along the access road when I noticed in
        front of my car an area that could best be described as distorted, like heat
        waves coming off a hot asphalt road in the middle of summer. (We live by the
        way in the Northeast, so it was certainly less than warm in mid November.)
        The headlights of the car began to flicker the radio, which I was listening
        to keep me alert for the ride home crackled then died. The engine stopped
        and I can only describe what happened next as a red glowing almost
        translucent, like a red glowing stove element, somewhat irregular shaped
        object appeared about 20 feet in front of my car, slightly to the left and
        hovered about 10 feet off the ground. The object sort of just appeared like
        it burst onto the scene from nowhere. I certainly did not notice anything
        peculiar previously to the object appearing. The object was irregular in
        shape, roundish but the edges were not well-defined and seemed to wobble or
        change almost like a cartoon animation. The object also seemed to be giving
        off sparks or something. The object maintained the same position for five
        minutes, best described as, morphed, or changed its shape into a pillar like
        shape, and its color went from translucent red to platinum silver and shot
        straight up into the sky at incredible speed.

        The car began functioning again, the radio came back on, and I continued home
        convincing myself I had imagined the whole thing, that I was still sleepy.
        When I got home I explained the whole thing to my husband. My husband went
        out to check the car and noticed spots on the hood of the car where the paint
        had bubbled as if burned. The radio functioned but the CD player and digital
        clock no longer work. This was an odd experience to say the least and have
        talked to no one about it but my husband. We don't know what to make of this
        experience except that we are in agreement not to talk of this to anyone for
        fear of ridicule or worse. I have been having nightmares ever since and hope
        that perhaps by relating my experience can somehow alleviate some of the
        stress this episode has caused. Since this episode I cannot drive alone at
        night and even during the day prefer to be accompanied. The stress is
        beginning to take a toll, a patch of hair on my head has fallen out, and I
        suffer from headaches and sporadic shooting pains up my spine. I have sought
        medical attention for the physical symptoms and they can find nothing wrong.
        If the psychological symptoms don't subside I may seek professional help for
        them as well although I do not want to have to relate this experience to
        anyone. Thanks to Charlene.

        NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC OCEAN ENTRY CYLINDER

        Bonnie writes that on December 2, 2001, "I rose early, around 5:00 AM to run
        before the day starts; I let the dog out, most mornings." It's predawn,
        there is a full moon high in the sky, and to the east the sky is just getting
        purple. The dog is doing her thing. The moon is so pretty I stare at it for
        a bit, and under the moon is a thing, it's invisible in a night sky, but it
        is outlined by the moon's glow. I try to make it a plane, but it has no
        wings, no tail, and no nose. It is cylindrical, has flat ends, I think it
        looks like a pole. As I stare at it, it starts to move like a blimp, slow.
        It was lying horizontally under the moon, and it moves in jerky movements
        (like a rubber band, hard to explain) until it is vertical. Then it stops.
        Then a light came out of one of the ends, and it looks like a star.
        Indistinguishable from the other stars. (had I not seen it I never would
        have known). Then I believe I saw the first "shooting star" I've ever seen,
        when it took off in a southeasterly direction, which from here is the
        Atlantic ocean. The whole thing took place in a 15 minute span of time, at
        no time did it occur to me to get a camera, or call a family member. Thanks
        to Bonnie

        NORTH CAROLINA RECTANGLE

        SYLVA -- Gene writes that on October 8, 2001, at 10:00 PM, I walked to the
        deck in front of my house, looked up at the sky, and saw directly over my
        head a UFO flying south. The shape was a rectangle about 10 X 5 inches
        traveling like an airplane wing, completely lighted in an orange yellow color
        with flashing or rotating lights of blue and purple and a blood red bubble
        which expanded and contracted on the right three inches of this object.
        There was no sound and I observed this for 5 to 8 seconds. The next night at
        about 10:00 PM, I walked out of the back door of my house and looked toward
        the heavens and there straight above me was the same or another UFO like I
        had seen the night before. This time it was flying from west which would
        make the two sightings to intersect over my house here at in Western North
        Carolina which is: 35 degrees 20 minutes north latitude 82 degrees 15 minutes
        west longitude.

        I had been talking to God regarding what the Magi or Wiseman saw that is
        called a Star in Matthew, which they saw two times. Once in the land they
        came from and then it accompanied them from Jerusalem to Nazareth where "it
        stopped over the place where the Child was." I am not surmising anything
        this just happened to me, and I was "overjoyed" just like the Magi were. By
        looking up supernovae on the Internet, I got a picture with these colors by
        searching "Barry Setterfield" who produced the video "The Christmas Star"
        which a friend Dr. Silas Anderson gave me in 1984, which showed me that
        Christ was born sometime in September or October. This showed me the date of
        October 1st which I had underlined several years before in Genesis 8:5. The
        colors in this picture are the same as I saw on the UFO. To see a supernova
        with all its colors go to: http://www.ldolphin.org/zodiac/ then click on
        Signs in the Stars. In Christ, Gene. Thanks to Gene

        ALABAMA CYLINDER

        NORTH ALABAMA -- On December 2, 2001, the witness observed a slow moving
        oblong shaped object metallic in color headed east at 1:35 PM. The object
        made not no noise and disappeared in a flash.

        ILLINOIS BRIGHT BALL OF LIGHT

        LEBANON -- On December 4, 2001, and several previous nights at 10:50 PM on my
        way home from work driving north on Route 4 towards Lebanon from Scott Air
        Force Base and while driving east on new Route 50 to Carlyle I witness a ball
        of light moving across the sky at a very high rate of speed. I can't tell
        it's altitude or size. I drive at 65 mph and it comes into my view as I
        leave the base and it is gone out of my sight before I reach Breese,
        Illinois. The drive takes about 15 minutes. The object must cover about 300
        statue miles in that time frame. It is first visible from the southwest
        looking from Lebanon and last visible in the northeast over Vandalia from the
        same vantage point.

        ((NUFORC Note: We have no idea what the witness has been viewing. However,
        since the witness apparently has been in motion during his sighting, we feel
        that he may have been witnessing a (stationary) celestial body, which gives
        the impression that it is moving, given that the witness has been moving. PD))

        LOUISIANA TWO LARGE LOW ALTITUDE CIGARS

        SOUTH BOSSIER -- On December 1, 2001, the witness heard a tremendous roaring
        sound, making his house vibrate, so he went outside on his deck to see two
        large low altitude craft flying over at 8:45 PM. The craft were about 2,000
        feet or less in altitude. They had a strange lighting configuration. Both
        craft had very bright red lights in the center, and bright white lights on
        front and back. It was a clear night for viewing. The craft had no wing
        lights or small tail lights, just lights spanning the length of both craft!
        They had no green light or other lights that FAA requires. The craft were
        extremely noisy, rumbling and roaring, to the point, I feared a crash was
        about to occur! They were in view for too long to be conventional jets,
        judging by their size and altitude. Being so low and large, it was hard for
        me to comprehend how they could stay airborne. There may have been more than
        two, but when I went outside, only two were evident. Both were about the
        size of B-52 bombers. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

        KANSAS STREAMS OF CYLINDRICAL OBJECTS

        WINFIELD -- On December 1, 2001, the witnesses saw an object made up of
        streaming light that was approximately 1 1/2 miles long that made no sound.
        It was basically three streams of light that were blue in color. Two streams
        were originating from the cylindrical objects at 10:38 PM. Within the light
        streams were gold looking objects that on first observation looked like
        sparks. Intermixed within the sparks and blue rivers of light were many round
        shapes which were in reds and greens. These objects held formation. The
        blue streams of light appeared to be a half mile long though it was difficult
        to judge the size as it may have been very large and far away even thought it
        appeared to be very low and close. The whole thing was humongous. I guessed
        it to be 1 1/2 mile total length and moving at a very high rate of speed.
        There was absolute silence as it glided through a cloudless sky. This was
        preceded by two small light sources that looked like the eyes of the craft.
        We were unable to make out any structure and could only clearly see the
        streams of light. The light coming from "the eyes" was very contained and
        had no light between them and the craft, and the light source did not create
        a beam. They appeared to be totally independent. There appeared to be shades
        of red, green and blue lights around the cylindrical objects that we could
        see. When we switched off the headlights and engine to the car, it flashed a
        green light in our direction.

        Fifteen minutes prior to this sighting, we had noticed a light in the sky
        falling straight down towards the earth that we thought was a meteor. We
        were just southeast of Winfied when we saw this. We drove through Winfield,
        and were about 5 miles north when we saw this craft. It came from the
        southwest going rapidly to the northeast. From the inside of the car, the
        view filled the whole windshield. At first it appeared to be two B-1b
        Bombers flying in very close and low formation. I got out of the car because
        I could not believe what I was seeing and realized there was no sound. We
        watched intently for the next few minutes until it just disappeared behind
        some trees. We headed in the general direction and never caught sight of it
        again. We tried to use our cell phone but had a huge echo and a lot of
        static. I am a recently retired Numerical Control Programmer for Boeing
        aircraft in the tool engineering department.

        Editor's Note: NORAD announced that moving from the southwest to northeast
        pieces of a Proton rocket had disintegrated in Earth's atmosphere. NORAD has
        had a sudden increase in the number of uncorrelated targets reaching one
        hundred a day. The time difference between the two sightings is unexplained.

        WICHITA -- At 10:20 PM, the witness spotted a formation of 18 to 20 bright
        objects leaving contrails on December 1, 2001. An entire formation (18 to 20
        objects) of very "hot" streaking objects moved across the sky from our
        location moving from southwest to northeast. The "formation was led by two
        very bright lights leaving streaks of orange/yellow contrails. The balance
        of the objects (each leaving an orange very long very bright contrail)
        followed. The only description I can think of to describe the formation was
        like an almost dry paint brush run across a wall. The number of objects
        tended to decrease as they proceeded northeast from this location in
        Southwest Wichita.
        ((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness is describing the reentry event that
        occurred at approximately 2120 hours. (Mountain) on Saturday, December 01,
        2001. Please see:
        http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast03dec_1.htm?list49634. Thanks to
        Peter Davenport NUFORC

        OKLAHOMA GARY SEES LIGHTS IN THE SKY

        OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gary England Chief Meteorologist, KWTV NEWS 9, On December
        2, 2001, at about 10:15 PM, my wife, two others and myself were in our car
        traveling south. One of us pointed to the west and said, "What is that?" A
        somewhat wild scramble to get out of the car for a better look, in the middle
        of Meridian Avenue, followed that comment. For a moment, the fuzzy lights
        appeared to be similar to the bottom side of an airliner. But in what seemed
        like a split second, numerous streaks of bright light were silently blazing
        across the western sky toward the north. Like so many of you who saw the
        event, I had never seen anything that could compare to it. It was absolutely
        beautiful as well as a bit scary for a brief period. I turned to my friend
        and commented that I certainly hoped we were not observing incoming ICBMs.
        As it turns out, a rocket was involved. It was a Russian Proton rocket,
        called SL-2 system. It was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan at
        2:04 PM Saturday afternoon and had placed communication satellites in orbit.
        It then reentered the atmosphere and went into a never to be forgotten long
        duration, fragmented bright burn across a crystal clear night sky. Gary is a
        friend of Jim Hickman's and they have worked on several UFO cases together,
        including the "Unknown Flying' thing. Thanks to Jim Hickman
        thehickmanreport@yahoogroups.com
        Editors Note: A series of witnesses reported the reentry in detail indicating
        the average witness is rather accurate in their descriptions. Two to 400 UFO
        reports are received each month indicating that many are actual unknowns.

        COLORADO DISK

        COLORADO SPRINGS -- On December 2, 2001, the witness observed eight Lights in
        formation flying overhead. There were dots of white, blue and red. They
        were in a formation pointing east. The brightest was below the moon with two
        at 50 degrees forming a triangle. Off all three points there was a dimmer
        light. Then in the north two more lights were over Denver. My brother and I
        have viewed the R.W.B. for years. This the first time I've seen more than
        two in the sky. Note at the proper angle the formation appears to be an Eye
        of Ra pointing towards D.C. I have seen them for years and this is the first
        time more than two have appeared. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

        CALIFORNIA TRIANGULAR FORMATION AND BLIMP

        SANTA ANA/GARDEN GROVE -- While driving in Costa Mesa (Orange County south of
        Disney Land), at about 7:00 PM, I saw what appeared to be a lighted blimp in
        the northern sky. It seemed to be somewhere in the air space southwest of
        the Disney Land Area. As I was driving, I only saw the lighted blimp for a
        few moments and at a distance but it appeared to be nothing else but a blimp.
        I submitted this report because the object could very have been reported as a
        UFO.

        ANAHEIM -- The witness a private pilot reports, "I was looking up towards the
        North Star on December 4, 2001, when all of sudden I saw two formations of
        lights in a triangle shape." Each formation was about 15 inches long. After
        a few seconds they changed formation into one large triangle, and one object
        was acting like a rover circling the whole triangle, then it added itself on
        to the formation, and they disappeared into the distance. They were at a
        very high altitude. I have never seen anything like this or reported
        anything in my life. I come from a family of fighter pilots and airline
        pilots, I have been around all kinds of planes and air shows my whole life.
        The speed and maneuverability of these objects was something I haven't seen
        before. If anyone else witnessed the same formations I would like to know.
        They were flying directly Southbound away from North Star.

        ((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and he sounded quite level-headed
        and sincere to us. We suspect that his report has no relationship to the
        sighting from Santa Ana/Garden Grove from the same date, but two hours
        earlier. Apparently, the movement of the objects was quite uncharacteristic
        of migratory birds, aircraft, or any other phenomenon the witness is familiar
        with. The witness identified himself as being a private pilot. PD)) Thanks

        MEXICO UFO's SEEN OVER MT POPO AGAIN

        MOUNT POPOCATP�TL -- Troy Allen notified me he is regularly observing UFOs
        over Popocatp�tl one of the tallest active volcanoes, located sixty
        kilometers east of Mexico City. Troy is not located near the volcano but
        monitors the volcano's observation camera. Troy noticed on November 27,
        2001, around 8:00 AM there were dark objects circling the volcano. Their
        speed and size ruled out birds or aircraft. Numerous UFOs have been sighted
        and caught on the volcano's observation cameras. Over sixty UFOs were
        spotted this summer alone. The volcano is active and often has cloud cover,
        but the UFOs are comparatively dark and can frequently be seen through
        clouds. They appear as dark specs but move like a powered craft. UFO s have
        had an interest in the volcano since its December 21, 1994, eruption, ending
        decades of slumber. Residents of the Popocatepetl area have also reported
        seeing lights that "fly" over the volcano for several years. Troy says,
        "After almost a year of repeated surveillance and a few thousand photos
        later, it is my belief that the so-called UFO flying saucer phenomenon in
        fact is a very real thing that is accruing throughout the world." Thanks to
        Troy.

        IRELAND DISK

        DUBLIN -- On December 2, 2001, the witnesses observed a disk with red and
        white lights on it that just seemed to hover to the west! As we stopped at
        the traffic lights my Mam looked out the window and to her surprise she saw a
        disk shaped flying object in front of her! The craft started moving and she
        told all six of us to look out the window! As we looked out we all saw a
        craft with a red lights and white lights on it! It just seemed to hover to
        the west of the car! As we drove off it vanished out of sight! Thanks to
        NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

        ITALY FEWER UFO REPORTS IN OCTOBER

        A slump has been confirmed in the number of UFO reports published by Italian
        newspapers. This may be the result of the shift in mass media attention to
        the
        dramatic news events occurring at the international level. In fact, only 42
        clippings appear with reference to the UFO argument, these gathered over the
        last month by the special agency Eco della Stampa for the Italian Center for
        UFO Studies. There being a sharp drop compared with the preceding months
        (monthly data from the last ten years are available on the C.I.S.U Internet
        site: http://www.arpnet.it/ufo/ecotot.htm). The trend was also reflected in
        the number of sighting reports, which abruptly diminished during the second
        half of September. The data relative to the month of October confirm
        nonetheless the end of the summer wave) will be distributed by the C.I.S.U.
        next week. This is the English translation of UFOTEL, a free phone/Internet
        information service on UFOs edited weekly by Edoardo Russo for the Italian
        Center for UFO Studies (Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici), at
        http://www.arpnet.it/ufo/ultime.htm

        AUSTRALIA MAN FOLLOWED BY UFO

        BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND -- A report has just come into MUFON from a man
        returning home from work in the suburb of Fernvale. On arriving just out of
        Ipswich his wife contacted him by mobile phone to pick up some milk on his
        way home. He stopped at a small shop at 7.35 PM, just this side of Brassall
        fifteen minutes drive from his home in Fernvale. As he drove along he became
        aware of a bright light on the horizon. He said that usually he drives at
        around 100 kilometers per hour (60 mph) on this stretch of road, but found
        himself doing 135 kilometers (80 mph). As he drove on, the light became
        bigger as he got closer, it seemed to be stationery then as he got a little
        closer his immediate thought was, that it was someone on a motor bike. As he
        got closer still the color seemed to change from the color of a halogen light
        to the reddish/orange. This light went over his car and was about 45 degrees
        above the trees on the passenger side of the car, it seemed to keep abreast
        with him, so he sped up. It kept just ahead of his car. When I asked him
        how big this light was? He said, 'if you stretched out your arm it would be
        about 8 inches in diameter,' he would gauge the height it traveled was about
        20 feet above the trees.

        He contacted his wife by mobile phone and asked her to go outside and look in
        his direction at this object in the sky. She said that she watched it for
        about five minutes before it flew in a south west direction. Malcolm claims
        that he watched it for a good fifteen minutes. Malcolm had phoned me around
        9:15 PM to report the incident. I asked him was anything different regarding
        his car or clothes, skin etc. He asked me to wait while he checked out his
        car. Malcolm came back to the phone rather puzzled, he found a type of dust
        imbedded in his car on the passenger's side, roof and the front of the bonnet
        (hood) also around the trim on the doors-when he shined a large spotlight on
        the paint work he found that the colors were imbedded into paint work of the
        car -- like a brown, creamy color and other colors seemed to glitter. When
        he ran his hand over the paint work he found that the dust particles felt
        like find sand paper. I asked him to scrape off some of the residue so that
        we can have it examined. On questioning Malcolm - it would appear a time
        distortion (lapse) had taken place. Usually it only takes him about 15
        minutes to reach home from Brassall, the time he arrived home at 8:50 PM. It
        would appear that he had an hour of lost time. Malcolm has been a truck
        driver for many years. Up until now has never had any interest in or taken
        notice of UFO's. A pretty down to earth chap. I will interview him
        tomorrow. Thanks to Rev. Glennys Mackay, J.P. Continental Director MUFON
        AUST. & NZ.

        FLYING TRIANGLES OURS

        MUFON's Tom Deuley writes that we might be interested in the new "Popular
        Science Magazine" for December 2001. There are two aircraft, either of which
        the public would likely report as a UFO. One of these, on page 39, is
        Boeing's X-45, an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV). It has completed
        ground testing and is likely in flight-testing. The second one, on page 71,
        had no name or designator mentioned, but has a wingspan of 38 meters, is
        triangular, and can take off and land vertically, (hover). It is beginning
        to appear that most of the black triangular UFOs are ours, but as I said - no
        surprise. There is no telling how long these have been around. Thanks to
        Tom Deuley

        IRAN LITTLE-KNOWN FORMATION RESEMBLES FACE ON MARS

        Mac Tonnies writes, "There is a decidedly unusual face formation located in
        Iran. This artificial-appearing feature shares a striking, if superficial,
        resemblance to the Face on Mars as revealed in its entirety by the Mars
        Global Surveyor. The highly symmetrical base "platform" and tapered "chin."

        The exact archaeological/geological history of Iran's peculiar "platform" is
        presently unknown. As noted previously, NASA has written the Face off as a
        "hill" based on one JPL employee's personal position that the Face "reminds"
        him of a hill. JPL's "hill" is the perfectly natural-looking Middle Butte
        formation, exposed by Lan Fleming of the Society for Planetary SETI Research.
        If the formation in the Mideast is natural, it is obviously a far superior
        example of bisymmetry occurring via normal geological forces than Middle
        Butte. It appears Iran's "platform" is a deliberately sculpted monument, and
        we are presented with the opportunity to see what a "Face-like" terrestrial
        artifact has to tell us about the enigmatic visage on Mars' surface. Such
        comparative anthropology is a crucial component in any attempt to assess
        possible extraterrestrial artifacts. Thanks to Mac Tonnies
        http://mactonnies.com/cydonia.html and
        http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/PA/IRAN/PAAI/PAAI_Surveys.html

        Editor's Note: I have repeatedly told our readers that various features on
        Mars appear artificial. Tunnels, buildings, walls, pyramids, water and
        plants are evident. These could theoretically be natural on Mars, but they
        are most likely evidence of life and cultural activities. This seems
        particularly likely because of relationship and symmetry of the artifacts in
        relations to each other. JPL who is charge of the exploration deliberately
        misrepresents the Face and other features to the public. Even relatively
        unimportant features such as blue skies are intentionally changed to red
        skies, so the public remains unsuspecting. This inexcusable
        misrepresentation of the space science data is deliberate. I ask why? The
        logical answer is they have been ordered to hide the fact that there is life
        in space and on other planets.

        NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

        Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on
        recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over a hour-long tape of UFOs shot in
        space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from
        space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the
        shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will
        be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real
        UFOs. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any jury
        that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff
        Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011

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          UFOs HAVE BEEN REPORTED in Maryland, Virginia, Wisconsin, Montana, Washington, California, the United Kingdom and Indonesia. The number of UFO reports dropped sharply during the Holidays as they have done in recent years, but have increased during January 2002.

          SIGNS OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE

          Leonard David, Senior Space Writer reports, Looking for life elsewhere is a tough task for human or robot. The good news is that the scientific skill and tools to search for, detect, and inspect extraterrestrial life are advancing rapidly. A revolution in the field of microbiology is afoot, along with extraordinary progress in understanding the "geobiological" history of Earth. And then there's growing amazement about life on this planet and how it can survive and thrive even in the most extreme and bizarre of environments. For example, within the last ten years, more than 1,500 new species of microorganisms have been discovered and genetically sequenced. In a just issued report, "Signs of Life," a multidisciplinary group of scientists grappled with techniques and technologies to detect evidence for extraterrestrial life -- either on the spot on other worlds, or within prime pickings hauled back to Earth by robotic spacecraft. Spurred largely by an April 2000 workshop Nation!
          al Research Council (NRC) Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life many attendees are developing techniques to detect life, and modeling the environments in which such techniques might be used on other planets. http://www.space.com/searchforlife/lifesigns_spots_020103.html

          Editors Note: Some scientists now believe that the 1976 landings of two Viking Landers actually found the presence of life on Mars, but the positive results were wrongly interpreted. The technological ability to spot life on celestial bodies has made impressive strides and don't be surprised that new announcements may be forth coming. The December 5 to 17, 2001, STS-108 NASA Shuttle flight encountered UFOs during its mission. The shuttle video according to Jeff Challender shows the sunset in space and the tail of the shuttle disappears going into the evening terminator. However, an unidentified flying object is pulsating slowly in the distance. The object is further out in space still in the sun light above the earth. The object is clearly blinking its lights.

          "IT'S MADNESS TO BELIEVE THAT MAN IS ALONE":

          Vatican Astronomer -- Jesuit George Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory, is convinced of the existence of extraterrestrial life and states that it is "madness" to think than humans are alone in the universe. Father Coyne and his scientific team reached this conclusion after studying the heavens from the astrophysical research center located at Castelgandolfo near Rome.

          "The universe is so vast that it would be madness to think that we're an exception," said Coyne in an interview with the Milan newspaper "Corriere della Sera", underlining that "each day new data is amassed" which leads to the possibility of life forms different from those found on Earth. "The more we study the stars, the more aware we become of our own ignorance," he adds. The Jesuit priest, responsible since 1978 for an observatory with more than a century of history behind it and reporting directly to the Holy See, states that "Science does not undermine faith; rather, it stimulates it." He admits not having any proof of extraterrestrial life. He insists that there is not necessarily any conflict between the Biblical origin of the Cosmos and the current ones being championed by science, such as the Big Bang. Thanks to Translation (C) 2001. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology.

          TELESCOPE TECHNOLOGY MAY YIELD IMAGES OF EXTRA-SOLAR PLANETS

          William Harwood Special to The Washington Post reports that, "Ground-based telescopes equipped with computer-controlled, flexible mirrors to counteract the blurring turbulence of Earth's atmosphere are on the verge of being able to photograph large planets orbiting nearby sun-like stars. While about 80 extra-solar planets have been discovered using indirect techniques -- measuring the effects of an unseen planet's gravity on the parent star, for example -- no one has directly made an image of a planet orbiting another sun. But two discoveries reported yesterday at the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society here indicate the rapidly maturing technology known as adaptive optics almost certainly will allow ground-based astronomers to do just that in a few years, if not sooner. "It's technically now possible to directly image a young Jupiter around a nearby young star," said Ray Jayawardhana, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley. "We have not di!
          rectly imaged a young planet yet. But it could very well happen in the next few years, so keep your eyes and ears open." With adaptive optics, a thin secondary mirror is precisely flexed many times per second under computer control so it can largely reverse the effects of atmospheric turbulence on light entering the telescope. The result is a much sharper image. snip." (c) 2002 The Washington Post Company January 8, 2002; Page A03

          MARYLAND FLUORESCENT GREEN BLUE CENTERED EGG SHAPED OBJECT

          BEL AIR -- As we were driving south bound on Tollgate Road on January 7, 2002, we saw a bright fluorescent green colored glowing egg shaped object with a faint blue center. It was traveling from northeast to southwest at 5:49 PM, and seamed to suddenly drop from the sky. It followed a path that started high and decreased lower in the sky even though when the object did disappear it was still very high but lower from where it started. We listened for an explosion like fireworks, but we heard or saw nothing. We figured it could not have been a meteor because the object would have been white, red, or yellow and it would have not followed a curved arc shaped path. The object from our car window was very large and it was traveling at an extremely fast pace, like a falling star. The object had a faint blue center surrounded in green. There was no tail. You could definitely see a blue dot in the center of the object and you could also notice where the objects edges were. When the o!
          bject disappeared it was going very fast and was still very high above the horizon. It disappeared instantly with no explosion, sound, or change of shape or color.

          BALTIMORE -- The witness noticed a streaking white light similar to a "shooting star" flying over on January 7, 2002, at 5:55 PM, but it was two or three times larger. The light suddenly turned into a blue light that was even larger and then accelerated forward at an incredible rate and was no longer visible. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center
          director@..., www.UFOCENTER.com, Hotline: (206) 722-3000

          VIRGINIA HORIZONTAL MOVING BLUISH GREEN LIGHT

          RICHMOND -- The witness was in parking lot at Midlothian Turnpike at 5:45 PM when he noticed a colored light flying over on January 7, 2002. At first he thought it was a low flying airplane, but it caught his eye because the color was a beautiful bluish green and very bright. The witness reports, "I noticed it was moving at a steady rate of speed and no other lights and no sound. I then noticed how fast it was moving and yelled at my coworker to look but it passed very quickly horizontally from west to east at what appeared to be exactly the same altitude. It didn't look like a shooting star-because it was too low, no tail, and the light was a steady rate of speed and much too fast & silent for an aircraft. Thanks to NUFORC www.UFOCENTER.com,

          ILLINOIS CESSNA DISAPPEARS IN THE TRIANGLE

          LAKE MICHIGAN -- A small Cessna airplane, with four people aboard, disappeared over Lake Michigan Sunday," December 9, 2001, near Wilmette Harbor. "A search for four people, missing since their small rented airplane apparently plunged into Lake Michigan was suspended shortly after sundown Monday," December 10, 2001. "The Coast Guard Group Milwaukee failed to turn up any sign of the missing single-engine Cessna aircraft that was carrying four people, including three licensed pilots. the Chicago Tribune for December 11, 2001, "Plane search stops as hope fades," page 7.) Thanks to Joe Trainor, Editor UFO Roundup 1/7/02 Note: This is the latest in a long series of small aircraft that have vanished without a trace over Lake Michigan. For more, read "The Great Lakes Triangle" by Jay Gourley, Fawcett Gold Medal Books, New York, NY, 1977.)

          WISCONSIN FLYING OBJECT

          WATERFORD, RACINE COUNTY -- UFOWisconsin reports that the witness who wishes to remain anonymous stated, "I was sitting out by the farm areas with my son on January 5, 2002, just north of Wind Lake and just south of Waterford. I was looking at the stars when I saw something that was square shaped that stopped for about 30 seconds. It then started moving slowly and disappeared. I would have thought that I was seeing things, but my son who is 13 years old, pointed it out to me. Note: We are trying to follow up with this witness. We found it unusual that the object he saw in the sky was square shaped. Thanks to jenny@..., http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r2002_0105_racine.html

          MONTANA STRANGE LIGHTS

          BILLINGS -- Unusual white lights were spotted hovering over the West End of Billings Saturday at about 6:00 PM. A woman and her husband were in their pickup truck when they spotted a lighted half-spherical object hover about 1,000 feet above 36th Street West. The object had one flashing light and hovered for about four minutes. "My husband knows airplanes and he said, `"Those aren't any airplane lights." As soon as he said that, it took off," she said. "Within two seconds, we couldn't see it. It was that fast. I don't know what to make of it." A Billings man who spends most of his evening riding a bicycle in the downtown area said he spotted the flying object, but thought it was just a very fast aircraft. Thanks to The Billings Gazette, Copyright (c) and Louise A. Lowry http://www.ufoxfiles.com/WorldOfTheStrange/default.asp

          MONTANA INVESTIGATION OF A REPORT OF ANIMAL MUTILATION

          DUPUYER -- National Institute for Discovery Science" NIDS received a call from local law enforcement regarding a six-year old Red Angus cow found dead at 8:00-9:00 AM on July 27, 2001. The animal was lying on its right side. The left eye and eyelid were missing, the hide from the left jaw was missing and parts of the tongue were gone. The vagina and rectum were also missing. A thorough examination of the area by law enforcement failed to reveal any tracks, markings or signs of struggle from the animal. When the hide under the left jaw was cut away, investigators noticed a greenish-colored tissue mass just under the jaw. The green color markedly contrasted with the pink color of the surrounding tissue. Because of the ambient temperature and humidity in the area and to prevent further decomposition, the head of the animal was severed and immediately frozen. After the head was thoroughly frozen it was shipped to NIDS in Las Vegas and stored at -85�C to prevent further decomposi!
          tion.

          NIDS then consulted with a forensic expert, whose analysis of the eyes and jaw showed no blood in the tissue, indicating that the heart had stopped beating upon removal of the tissues. If the animal was mutilated, the mutilation occurred after death. In addition to the gross pathology, samples of eye fluid from the animal's right eye and tissue from the neck area were collected. A comprehensive set of organic extraction procedures followed by Infrared spectrometry and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis were conducted to determine the molecular components in the eye fluid and tissues. Preliminary chemical analysis was also conducted on maggot mass from the animal. A second animal was obtained from a slaughterhouse and left to decompose for four days as a sham or control animal. Tissue and eye fluid from the control animal was subjected to identical extraction and analytical procedures.

          A compound called oxindole was found in both tissue and eye fluid from the mutilated animal but not in the control animal, suggesting oxindole was not a decomposition product. The clinical and pharmacological properties of oxindole in animals cause profound sedation, decrease in blood pressure, decrease in muscular tone and loss of consciousness (Orcutt et al. (1964) Arch. Int. Pharmacodynam. 152, 121-131). Our failure to find oxindole in the control animal leads us to the working hypothesis that oxindole may have been used to sedate the animal prior to its death and mutilation. Similar analyses of different mutilated animals in the future will either substantiate or negate this working hypothesis. For example, the pharmacokinetic data on administration of oxindole to large animals is scanty as are the data on the extent of rumen-saliva recycling of tryptophan metabolites. A second hypothesis is that a traumatic event triggered the swift accumulation of oxindole in the tissu!
          es of the mutilated animal but not in the control animal. Since the summer of 2001, NIDS has received over eight reports of animal mutilations from Montana, the majority of which were too old to seriously investigate. Nevertheless, this number of reports in a few months constitutes by far the largest report frequency received in the history of NIDS investigations of the animal mutilation phenomenon. Therefore, the present case should be seen not as an isolated incident, but in the context of a wave of mutilation reports in 2001 from Montana. It should also be noted that during the period 1974-1977, the Great Falls area of Montana was the focus of an intense wave of animal mutilations. NIDS is gratified by the increasing spirit of cooperation between our organization and ranchers, law enforcement officials and veterinarians. Call NIDS at (702-798-1700) The full 50 page report with photographs at http://www.nidsci.org NIDS@...

          WASHINGTON LARGE BLACK FLYING OBJECTS

          PORT ANGELES -- My husband was outside on December 29, 2001, watching the sky as he often does, waiting for me to get ready. He observed a huge black object above him at 4:20 PM seemingly cloaked in the clouds. It was a calm day, with a partial cloud cover and no wind. He watched the object(s) for a minute then ran in to yell for me to "come now PLEASE!" I ran outside and he related to me what he had seen, since the object was no longer there. He described it as a huge black "wall," but it almost seemed to be changing shapes within the cloud. He said it was at least two football fields in length. We continued to watch the sky and a minute later, we both observed a solid, black disc shaped object fall like a leaf from the clouds, about 1/2 mile from where the object originally was seen by my husband. It seemed to be heading north just above the treeline, so we didn't see where it went, just that it fell. Then directly above that, in the clouds again, I saw what appeared to be!
          two large black objects "dancing" in the clouds. I immediately said "oh, look honey, they're hang-gliders!" However, they were quite large, in fact it could have been one object, as the clouds were obscuring parts of whatever I was seeing. They or it continued moving for about 10 seconds, and then completely disappeared into the cloud cover. This is the first time either of us has witnessed anything remotely unexplainable in the sky. We are at a complete loss as to how to explain it. We've thought of kites, hang-gliders, balloons, airplanes, blimps, stealth bombers, none of it seems to fit. There were no visible lights on the object(s); it was just big and black. It made no noise. It was afternoon, with about 1 hour left of good daylight. I am a professional, working in the health care field here in town. My husband is a stay at home dad, caring for our 2 year old son. We have been going nuts trying to figure this out. Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC www.UFOCENTER.com, Ho!
          tline: (206) 722-3000

          CALIFORNIA FIVE LUMINESCENT OBJECTS

          TURLOCK --On January 7, 2002, five objects were observed flying in single file by a qualified aerospace observer. The objects were equally spaced and flying on west trajectory without navigation lights. The objects were white luminescent and observed for approximately 10 seconds. The observer was in process of aligning Jupiter with 6.3 mm eyepiece and looked up from telescope at 9:03 PM and noticed what first appeared to be meteorites, however, the objects were moving at only 1/2 speed of meteorites as compared to Leonid shower average. They were first observed at 35 degrees elevation in the East (plus or minus 5 degrees) and last observed at 30 degrees elevation West (plus or minus 5 degrees). The flying objects did not deviate trajectory, but remained single file, equally spaced. The objects had approximately one degree of spacing between them as observed from the ground. No sound was heard. Jupiter was beginning to blur slightly due to fog. My hypothesis is that the objec!
          ts appeared to be in low Earth orbit, allowing sunlight to be reflected, causing a white luminous appearance. The objects may have been space debris, but unusual due to the exact same spacing between them. No classification has been set at this time. The observer has spent 27 years in the aerospace environment, with full knowledge of all nonclassified aircraft, and limited classified aircraft including SR 71 and Air Transport experience with nighttime identification capabilities for most aircraft.

          ALLBROOK -- On January 6, 2002, the witness was walking his dog about 9:30 PM, when he heard a military jet approaching from the southeast. He states, "I saw a light which appeared to be a jet followed by another fighter jet, then all of a sudden the second fighter hit the after burner to increase its speed. The jet appeared to be trying to catch the first object. When the jet finally got close to the first object, it made a 90 degree turn, and just flew off to the south and was gone in a blink of a eye. The second fighter turned around and headed back towards Miramar Base. I have never seen an object change direction so quickly and have a speed well above anything we have; I would guess it flew at a speed of 5000 miles per hour. It was out of sight in a less than a tenth of a second. I just got a glimpse of its tremendous speed out of the corner of my eye. We rarely have any military fighters fly over. They were probably flying under 20,000 feet and none have ever kicked in!
          their after burners. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center director@..., www.UFOCENTER.com, Hotline: (206) 722-3000

          MEXICAN SIGHTINGS CONTINUE AT POPOCATP�TL VOLCANO

          Troy Allen called to report he is monitoring the Popocatp�tl Volcano video camera site near Mexico City on an almost daily basis. The volcano's observation camera is showing many UFOs often in a triangle formation as recently as January 8, 2002. Over a hundred Dark colored UFOs images have been seen in recent months. UFO s have had an interest in the volcano since its December 21, 1994, eruption, ending decades of slumber. UFOs that are small elliptical colored lights that change color from green, to blue, to pink, to purple. They are more or less stationary and a larger roundish or flattened white light moves from snapshot to snapshot. There are often more than one dark colored objects observed moving around the area. They will often move from the distance forward and then retreat. Due to the possibility of explosive eruptions, people are warned not to approach the volcano to closer than 12 kilometers from the crater. However, the road between Santiago Xalitzintla and San P!
          edro Nexapa, including Paso de Cort�s, is open for controlled circulation. Photos at: http://looknowings.homestead.com/camview.html and http://www.cenapred.unam.mx/mvolcan.html (enter Monitoreo volcanico, Tamano A) Thanks to Troy Allen http://www.alienjoes.com

          UNITED KINGDOM UFO FILES RELEASED

          A UFO cover-up has been revealed by Stephen Biscoe at the height of the Cold War. UFO fever was so rampant in the UK that the Ministry of Defence set up a secret working party to try to establish if Earth really was under observation by visiting aliens. It involved experts from the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence and the Joint Technical Intelligence Committee, and eventually they produced a report. Then the MoD spent the next 49 years denying it ever existed. Yesterday, the Public Record Office (PRO) made the papers public, but only after their existence had been admitted to a local government Press officer working in South Yorkshire. Had it not been for Dr. David Clarke, who lives in Sheffield and works for Rotherham Council, it is unlikely that they would have come to light. Clarke combines his local government job with an academic career, which has made him one of the country's leading folklore experts. A researcher at the National Centre for English Cultural Tradi!
          tion at Sheffield University, he is the author of several books on a range of folkloric traditions from stone heads and ghosts to UFO sightings and Close Encounters. His latest book "Out of the Shadows," to be published in May by Piatkus, draws on the two years of research he has been carrying out for a post-doctoral study. In the course of it, he came across references in official government documents to the report of the secret working party set up on Churchill's orders in 1950 to investigate reports of UFO sightings. In 1980, the 30-year rule ended its term of confidentiality -- but the rule was ignored and it remained secret. Clarke says, in fact, that he was repeatedly told by the MoD that no such report existed; it even denied the existence of the working party. Yet the Sheffield researcher was still coming across references to both.

          OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND -- On Thursday, December 27, 2001, Sarah H. reports, "I was driving away from Wytham village, on a two-lane country road "towards Botley Interchange, the road running parallel to Motorway A34 at 8:45 PM." "The UFO hovered west of the road, remaining in one position," Sarah reported, "The UFO was triangular in shape with one light at each point (corner). It was hovering above Withal Wood and was silent. It hovered for approximately four minutes, no higher than 200 feet above the trees. Its fuselage was dark." Sarah added, "I have no pictorial evidence" of the encounter, and she feels a bit "nervous about being considered a loony." Thanks to UFO ROUNDUP Volume 7, Number 1 January 1, 2002 Editor: Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com

          IPSWICH, ENGLAND -- Nick Richards of The Ipswich Star, Suffolk reports that, "An Ipswich household was treated to an extra special sight on Christmas Day when they saw what appeared to be an unidentified flying object. The family, who asked not to be named, saw the strange flashing object from their house in Valley Road, just 24 hours after Santa would have been in the middle of his Christmas deliveries. The mother of the family told the Star that the strange sight occurred just before the early hours of Boxing Day. "At about midnight my husband noticed a very bright light. He called me to look at it and I saw what seemed to be a large star. The strange thing was that our room was illuminated by the very strong light, which it emitted. "I would normally have likened it to moonlight, but there was no moon to be seen. My husband continued to watch it as I fell asleep. He called me a few minutes later to tell me that it was flashing and emitting a blue hue around its base. He a!
          lso saw two diagonal protrusions from either side towards the bottom." The object, which was oval in shape, was smaller than the moon but bigger than a star and was viewed from Valley Road towards the Portman Road area. The family said that they knew it wasn't an airplane, a helicopter or even Christmas lights. They said that if was a star it would have been there the following night, but it left the Ipswich skyline after performing its ten-minute light show. 12/29/01 The Ipswich Star Thanks to FarShores UFO News -www.100megsfree4.com/farshores/index.htm

          UFO SIGHTINGS DOUBLE IN MALAYSIA

          Sightings of UFOs in Malaysia have doubled in the past year and one man claims he was abducted for eleven days after meeting a square-headed alien. The Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies says six sightings were reported last year as opposed to three in 2000. Ufologist Ahmad Jamaludin, from the centre, says three of the sightings were reported in Sabah, two in Kedah and the other in Penang. Of the abduction in February, he told The Star: "This could be the first reported UFO abduction in Malaysia. Although the eleven-day period was a little odd, as most UFO abduction victims usually go missing for two to three hours or up to five days only. "The fact that there were some UFO activities around Kota Kinabalu at that time could lend some credence to the claim." Ahmad, who has studied UFOs since 1978, says his research on the phenomenon shows there is a link between the UFO sightings and Earth's seismic activity. "Gravitational forces emitted by objects in space cause the Earth's f!
          ault lines to shake, causing earthquakes and, at the same time, act as a guide for UFOs to reach Earth," he said. Story filed: January 7, 2002, Thanks to lornis1@...

          ARE THESE UFOs OURS?

          Has it ever dawned on anyone that some of the stuff flying around is ours? T.Townsend Brown duplicated one of these propulsion systems in the late 50s it was classified and government contractors have been working on it ever since. Brown was swept under the rug as far as recognition goes. Scientists in his corner have written papers about it. The rest feel they might sully their image. Its been kept under wraps for a long time. Its like the mentality that Egyptians didn't build the pyramids themselves because humans are stupid. Read what Janes publications says about the B2 if it hasn't been deleted by know. Thanks to Janoshek zsazsal@...

          NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

          Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour-long tape of UFOs shot in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any jury that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011. Jeff has had an operation on his back and is still in pain, we ask you to send your prayers.

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            George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
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            UFOs were observed over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, England, Scotland, and Spain. Sightings have picked up strongly since New Year's Eve.

            SCIENTIST INVESTIGATES NORTHEAST SIGHTING REPORT

            Dick Lions reports, "I have spoken at length with a scientist at the labs who believes we may be able to test whether my hypothesis of ionizing radiations being present in Charlene's sighting is possible. The irregular red glowing stove shaped object appeared about 20 feet in front of her car. The headlights of the car began to flicker, the radio she was listening to crackled then died. The engine stopped and she saw a red glowing almost translucent like a red glowing stove element, somewhat irregular shaped object that hovered ten feet off the ground. The object was irregular in shape, roundish but the edges were not well-defined and seemed to wobble or change almost like a cartoon animation. The object also seemed to be giving off sparks or something and maintained its position for five minutes, when it morphed into a pillar like shape, and shot straight up into the sky at incredible speed. (See Filer's Files #50)

            First let me describe two possible methods of investigation to consider. The first has to do with the failed clock and CD player. If, as my theory would contend, their failure was due to penetrating radiations, then those radiations would likely have caused electric charges to become entrapped inside some of the semiconductor chips. The trapped charges disrupt normal transistor functions, and the chip then doesn't work. However, by heating the chip to just the right temperature, those trapped charges can then be "annealed out". If an inoperative chip in one of your devices could be made to function again by annealing it, that would be substantial proof that it had been exposed to ionizing radiation. Perhaps it's appropriate to ask here whether those devices are still inoperative, or whether they began working again? If either one is still inoperative they can be tested. The other line of investigation would be to test some exposed material for radioactive transmutati!
            ons. The fact that things inside the car were strongly affected implies the radiations were very penetrating. If those radiations were, for example, protons, then they would likely have caused transmutations of trace amounts of materials, particularly metals. Most of the transmuted material would be radioactive, and the presence of that radioactivity would be a positive indication of exposure. Unfortunately, though, most of the radioactivity dies away within a few days or weeks, and can then no longer be detected. However, if we're lucky, there may be some unusual material in something that results in radioisotopes with longer lifetimes, and there might still be enough of those left to detect. Electronic devices often contain lots of different metals (iron, aluminum, nickel, chromium, tin, lead, gold, etc.), so would be worth testing in this manner. I should point out that the amount of radioactivity produced by the exposure would have been minuscule, so there would b!
            e no hazard in handling exposed materials. It takes an extremely sensitive laboratory setup to have any chance of detecting such small amounts of radioactivity.

            If you sent us an inoperative clock or CD player, we could use it for both tests. First we would put it in a "counting chamber" for radioactivity analysis. That would take about a week. Then we would try to find an inoperative chip and do the annealing trick. Both of these are "long shots" insofar as finding something definitive is concerned. On the other hand, this is a rare opportunity to test a possible explanation, and a "hit" on either test would have great scientific weight in arguing the case. Do you think it might be possible to make one of those devices (or perhaps something else) available to us for such testing? A possible "something else," for example, might be the batteries in a flashlight or cellular phone (if you had one in the car at the time). Even though the phone may not have been affected, the materials in the battery may have undergone trace amounts of transmutation. If you did have a flashlight in the car and it was a metal one, we'd probably a!
            sk for it. If it were plastic, only the batteries would be useful. If you can think of anything else along that line that may have been present in the car, I'd like to hear about it. Thanks to Dick Lions.

            Editor's Note: Many well-known scientists with credentials and awards read these files. Most choose to remain anonymous. Many complain their supervisors are not open minded. I have noticed an awakening-taking place concerning the possibility that the UFO phenomenon is real or at least worth investigating. Although, Earth Lights are a real phenomenon many reports of fiery plasmas appear to be part of the UFO cloaking or propulsion system.

            NEW YORK OVAL LIGHT OVER LONG ISLAND ON NEW year's DAY.

            NEW HYDE PARK -- The witness reports coming home sober at 5:00 AM on January 1, 2002, from a New Year's Eve party and saw a strange light in the sky. It was strange only because it was ascending in the sky next to another aircraft, which was obviously an airplane. The strange gliding light was ascending higher and was brighter then the airplane. In addition, this object appeared to be made of light and did not blink. When it stopped ascending, it changed its color from a white light to a brighter yellow light. It was in the western sky, which could mean it was flying right over NYC no more then 25 miles away. It flew at the same altitude for a few minutes, then did a small, barely noticeable zigzag movement, and then changed back to a white light color. A minute later it disappeared in the very clear night sky.

            LONG ISLAND CITY -- On December 30, 2001, about midnight eight friends left a restaurant and stopped to look at the moon and stars. One witness reports, "What we were looking at started to dart and shoot all over the sky. There were so many! Some lined up in order and then just went off in their own direction; just to zip back and forth. Others looked like they were playing a game of cat and mouse. They were darting all over the sky for the longest time. They ran back into the restaurant and called the people to go out to see it. We were all in shock! Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC, www.ufocenter.com

            NEW JERSEY FIERY RED LIGHT

            VERNON -- A witness phoned to report seeing a huge fiery red light just above the trees over a field on January 16, 2002. She was driving south of Route 94 at 6:40 AM about five miles from the New York border when she saw the brilliant red light. It dimmed then moved to another spot in the sky where it became quite large again. She was very frightened and drove twenty miles over the speed limit to get away from the light. This area is part of the Appalachian Mountains and Earth Lights could be the cause of the fiery red light. The Vernon Police were notified and they mentioned they had received numerous reports of a light near the top of a mountain and both the police and Park Rangers were investigating." The witness was very upset by the incident.

            NORTH NEW JERSEY -- Another report stated, "My neighbor recently caught some video this week on two different nights. Although this may not be a UFO, it is very curious. The light is off in the distance, and seems to hover, when paused it has various colors and shapes. Thanks to Brian Vike Independent UFO Field Investigator/Researcher HBCC UFO Research yogibear@... http://www.geocities.com/hbccufo/home.html

            PENNSYLVANIA DARK SPIDER-SHAPED OBJECTS

            WHITEHALL -- The witness and his mother saw two objects flying above Circuit City on January 2, 2002. The sun had just set at 5:00 PM when the witness's mother asked, "What are those? At first they looked like dark planes flying parallel to each other with no lights. The witness says, "I noticed the odd shape of the crafts. They were shaped like spiders, with a solid body in the middle and extensions from that in all directions. There were 4 or 5 extensions and no sound was heard, and there were no lights on the crafts and they were very dark in color. The unusual shape scared us both and I became fearful of terrorism by another country, and my mother ran into the store to get my dad. By the time they came out it was too far away to see. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

            OHIO TRIANGLE HOVERING NEAR FREEWAY CHRISTMAS EVE.

            COLUMBUS -- The witness was driving east on I-70 late on December 24, 2001, when he saw a bright light hovering over the highway at 11:00 PM. As he drove closer, there were two lights 1500 to 2000 feet up and just sitting still. The witness states, "While going past it, I lowered my window and heard no sound but I could barely see the shape of a triangle." In the front, two lights were noticeable, one at one corner, and one at another. A third light was observed at the back (apex) that was much dimmer. It was not a helicopter, as I am an EMT. I had my CB radio on and didn't hear anyone else saying they saw it. Visibility was good and sky clear. It was about the size of my thumbnail

            SALEM -- My sister was taking photos of a new pond that was constructed on my brother's property on December 28, 2001, located 1.5 miles out of the Salem city limits. She didn't see anything at the time, but when she got the pictures back from being developed, a saucer shaped object could be seen in one of the photos. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

            MICHIGAN FLYING TRIANGLE

            WILLIAMSBURG -- On December 27, 2001, at 10:40 PM, the witness had been snow plowing and I noticed an object in the sky with bright white lights and maybe 1 or 2 small red ones. When the witness got a 100 yards out, he stopped his vehicle to get a better look. The object was hovering and probably the size of a basketball court. The witness says, " In no more than 5 seconds it went from a dead stand still to an abrupt fast sprint forward and after a few seconds began to slow. I threw my truck in reverse and drove backwards somewhat parallel to the object, the horizon grew higher with trees, and I eventually lost it." He drove out to the main road, to a higher in elevation in only 20 seconds but it had departed. "The way the thing moved and looked, was nothing similar to any aircraft I have ever seen," he said. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

            WISCONSIN LIGHTS

            MARSHFIELD/PITTSVILLE -- UFOWisconsin witness reports, "My friend and his son were coming home from Marshfield on January 9, 2002, and when they arrived they had told me that they had seen a lot of unidentifiable flashing lights in the sky and to go out on the roof and look. Two adults and two teenagers witnessed these lights from 7 to 7:45 PM. There were many small lights in the sky, each object seemed to have three colors red, yellow, green. There was no pattern to their travel. Some were moving very fast and then would stop and change direction rapidly. Others would be moving fast and then stop and the lights would dim very low. It was nothing I have ever witnessed before. They were flying much too close to be aircraft flying at different heights and speeds. Thanks to UFOWisconsin.com http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r2002_0109_wood.html

            OKLAHOMA BURNING UFO

            MERRITT -- Jim Hickman reports that on January 8, 2002, a UFO was seen by two teenagers, a brother and sister, who were returning home at 8:40 PM. They were traveling down Merritt Road south of the town when they noticed what appeared to be a barn fire ahead of them. As they approached within 1/2 mile they observed that it was actually an object behind the barn. It was bigger than the barn and was emitting a "real bright" white/yellow/orange flashing light, which appeared to move upwards from behind the barn. The object then turned sideways with blue and red flashing lights in three rows around the outer edge of the object. The UFO was flying under 1000 feet in altitude, when if flew upward to a point near overhead and then dimmed till disappearing. No noise was heard and the object was in sight for several minutes. No electrical interference was noted, no missing time reported and the skies were clear. They noticed more red and blue lights in the road ahead, exactly!
            where the object had just been. This turned out to be an Oklahoma Highway Patrol car that had stopped a speeder. The officer didn't appear to have noticed the aerial object, which should have been in plain sight of the officer. A neighbor lady reports seeing the same object the night before. Note: As I was receiving this report by phone I noticed quite a bit of background clicking and unusual noises on the phone. The witness had just said the word "flying saucer" when the line just went dead. This happened at least 3 times during the conversation, each time just as UFO's were being mentioned. I went to my hard line phone and it did the same thing my cordless did. I have never had phone line trouble. Thanks to Jim Hickman Author, "5000 years of UFO's" MUFON Research Specialist for Media Operations <http://www.thehickmanreport.com/>

            LOUISIANA CIGAR SHAPED CRAFT

            JENA -- The witness was hunting from his deer stand at 5:30 AM on December 28, 2001. There was a very bright moon visible in the clear sky when he saw a falling star. A few minutes later in the north sky about 30 degrees above horizon he saw a cigar shaped craft moving very slow then stopping. The witness reports, "Then it moved very fast across the sky going up then down very fast and stopping again like it was looking for something. I used my gun scope to look at the craft it was a very long way from my but very shiny and long bright silver." Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

            TEXAS SEVERAL LARGE CRAFT SEEN

            PASADENA -- On New Year's Eve the witness was driving west when he saw a second long elaborate fireworks display. He reports, "What I saw was a huge rectangular shaped object at least 300 yards long and 50 yards wide. It was vertical with several bright white lights inside a red rectangular outer rim." It was 350 feet in the air and probably over the city of Pearland, Texas, which is about 10 miles from where I saw the object. It was incredibly beautiful in the cloudy sky and I wish I could have observed it longer. I believe it was either a craft or a holograph. Even though it was New Year's Eve I had not been imbibing and was completely sober. Although after witnessing the event I could have used a good stiff drink.

            DALLAS -- The witness was on an American Airlines Flight 1566 on December 31, 2001, from Dallas to Washington, DC. They took off at 2:15 PM and climbed above the clouds to 33,000 feet. To the northeast, the witness noticed a solid white round object flying several thousand feet lower, and thought it might be a bird or balloon. It seemed to over or float. The witness stated, "Eventually, it is directly in line with my window but at the same distance away. I surmise that at 500 mph, we have caught up with it, and it has not moved. I didn't see it move at that point. The white object then flies west, is still for a moment and then, shoots out in a diagonal of a northwesterly route and disappears in seconds into the horizon. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC, www.ufocenter.com

            PASADENA -- On January 7, 2002, the witness's wife, and son were leaving a restaurant and noticed a group of lights in the sky. As they headed east on Spencer highway towards La Porte, they watched three lights, and the highest, "faded" a little and headed north rapidly, until we could not see it. The one on the south dropped lower and then "shot" south very fast and was gone at 7:15 PM. The middle one just hung there, moving only slightly to the left and right and up and down. It got brighter and then dimmer; it was yellowish in color with a hint of a red and blue shimmer. My wife suggested that it might be a helicopter with the searchlight, there were 13 or more aircraft all converging towards the light near La Porte field which only caters to personal aircraft. Thanks to Far Shores http://messenger.msn.com FarShores UFO News -

            SPRING -- On Sunday, January 6, 2002, my sister saw a silver sphere in the sky around 2:00 PM, about twenty miles north of downtown Houston off I-45. She said it looked silver or metallic in color, and flew around in circles then suddenly disappeared. The next day, she took me outside at 3:00 PM, to show me where she saw it and there it was again in the same spot! I saw it this time, and my description is the same as hers. It is the size of a balloon at arm's length, but actually the size of maybe half of a Volkswagen. The object looked more round than any other shape. The UFO was flying haphazardly like a bird fighting the wind, but definitely wasn't a bird. The UFO made no sound and was flying at 1000 feet or lower on a clear blue sky. It was shiny like it was made of shiny metal. It was also seen in Pearland on Sunday, 30 miles south of us according to the local ABC News channel 13 here in Houston with video.

            HOUSTON -- KTRK TV, reported some Pearland residents are still scratching their heads after spotting a strange object in the sky on Sunday. But was it a UFO? Rocky Flint captured images Sunday afternoon January 6, 2002, with his video recorder in Pearland. It appears to be a burning object in the sky. His wife, Cynthia, says it was hard to miss, "It resembled a floating fireball." The fiery ball appears to remain stationary for several minutes before moving downward and then disappearing. I've never in my whole life seen anything like it." Eyewitness News made calls to both airports and neither one could shed any light on the mystery. The Brazoria County Sheriff's Department also received some calls, but they couldn't find anything. Flint's husband has his own theory. He said that it looked like a UFO." We made another call to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. They also failed to provide answers. Thanks to Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic !
            Ufology. skyblue789@... (Dwight Simkins Jan 07.02 URL: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/010702_news_ufo.html Video

            CANADA DISK AND FLYING TRIANGLE

            VANCOUVER, BC -- The witness was heading west on Barnet Highway while returning from Christmas dinner on December 25, 2001. At 7:30 PM, the witness noticed an object in the northeast. His wife confirmed seeing a triangular shaped flying object with green and white lights. It was not moving and was just hovering perfectly still. It was flying above the mountains, but they could not stop on the highway. The witness said, "We lost sight of the triangle through the trees in just under a minute."

            VICTORIA, BC -- My wife and I observed a dark brown/black disk shaped object on December 31, 2001. It was moving above a 9 story high-rise at 11:20 PM, and was the size of a two-dollar coin held at arm's length. I was wearing my glasses, which are not a precise prescription and saw a dome on its top and a disk shaped underside that seemed to dip slightly back and forth while moving generally south. It tipped slightly at a forward angle. At the same time it swooped a few degrees to the left and back before resuming a straight course south. I called to my wife Leann, who came quickly. She also saw the dome on the top, but she thought it may have been a balloon. A few things seem to militate against it being a balloon: 1) it was moving very quickly and it was not windy (at least not at ground elevation) 2) it appeared to slow down, almost hover, and then accelerate 3) it moved side to side 4) it was disk shaped and dark. Later, a fellow mentioned that he and some cowork!
            ers had seen the object at 11:30 AM. They were working a block to the west near downtown Victoria. His coworkers were looking at it with some degree of excitement, as they also were not certain what it was either but decided it must have been a balloon.

            PUERTO RICO UFO

            SUMMIT HILLS, SAN JUAN -- On January 4, 2002, the two witnesses, Magdalena Gotay standing on the staircase to her house, saw a square flying object and Dr. Carlos Fern�ndez a psychologist who was standing on the street in front of his house, perceived it as an oval. At 2:30 AM, they saw a flat dark gray metallic UFO with many yellowish lights fly over head. It was three times the size of an airliner heading south very slowly. It was moving diagonally and zigzagging up and down at an altitude of 2000 feet. It made a strange noise that they could not compare to anything else. It hid behind a cloud after 7 to 10 minutes and was not seen again. Thanks to www.ovni.net. Translation (C) 2001. Scott Corrales, IHU. Special Lucy Guzm�n,

            BRAZIL ASTONISHING UFOs

            PERNAMBUCO -- Unexplained lights, cigar shaped luminous objects, small points crossing space at prodigious speed have been seen along the coast, particularly in the municipality of Brejo da Madre de Deus. President of the Grupo Ufologico de Guaruj� (GUG), Edison Boaventura took advantage of a transfer to Recife and collected reports from persons who saw UFOs. For example, Attorney Wilson Andrade Souza, a resident of Boa Viagem, claims he has seen UFOs on repeated occasions and speaks delightedly about his experiences. "My wife and I were standing on the porch to our house when we saw an object in the sky, resembling a cigar, surrounded by 20 smaller disc-shaped objects, flying in disarray. It was a beautiful sight," he states. Souza has also seen UFOs over the Guararapes Airport in the municipality of Cupira, 168 kilometers north of Recife. "Some employees on a ranch saw one land and disgorge little men who helped themselves to the guava trees." Boaventura's investigat!
            ions also included a complete sweep of Brejo da Madre de Deus, famous for being one of the most important archaeological sites of the Northeast, and will probably wind up being known as a UFO hotspot nationwide. Thanks to. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Translation (C) 2002

            ENGLAND MAN 'SEES UFO' DURING POWER CUT

            WILTSHIRE -- Police were called by a Chippenham resident claiming he had seen a UFO at the same time as 4,000 homes were plunged into darkness by a power outage. The man, who lives in Park Lane, claimed he had seen low flying white, blue, red and orange lights on Wednesday, January 4, 2002. Homes in Chippenham, Pewsham, and Derry Hill were left without heat and light when the power failed at 7:30 PM. Southern Electric Company Engineers traced the fault to an underground cable caused by third party damage. Thanks to FarShores UFO News www.100megsfree4.com/farshores/index.htm, and Newsquest (Wiltshire) Ltd via Powermarketers.com /Jan 04.02

            SCOTLAND UFO SIGHTING

            PENICUICK -- Martin Rogan reports that he saw a ball of flames fly upward and disappear for the third night running at the exact same time in the exact same place. The sightings were on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, January 6, 7, and 8th, 2002 at 2:30 AM. Thanks to Dave Ledger dledger@...) UFO and McDave@....

            SPAIN MULTIPLE SIGHTING

            SEVILLE -- A�os Luz reports, a UFO was seen by a multitude of drivers along Seville's Route S-30 in the vicinity of Montequinto on January 8, 2002, at 15:15 hours (3:15 PM). The UFO was cylindrical in shape, with two whitish lights in its "bow" and "stern" respectively. It was metallic and wingless with two protuberance visible on its nose similar to a Concorde jet. Two other protuberances were seen on its aft section. It traveled toward Seville at such low altitude that it was perfectly visible. Its size was judged to be roughly that of a twin-propeller military helicopter. Thanks to. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Translation (C) 2002 and Jose Roldan.

            MARS FOLLOW THE WATER

            Robert Roy Britt reports that's good advice. But hard to heed on such a dry and dusty planet. Mars now looks downright dead. Liquid water, if it exists, is probably a mile deep or more, scientists say. But there are two places where water is known to exist in mass quantities, right at the surface: The polar caps. Though summer melts a thin layer of carbon dioxide frost at the poles, a thick layer of mostly water ice remains. At the North Pole, the permanent ice cap is larger than Texas and more than a half-mile thick. Little critters, lathered in natural sunscreen and swathed in biological antifreeze, could be lurking just a few feet under the ice. These microscopic Martians might hibernate for months or even thousands of years, waiting for a brief thaw, a personal spring vacation. Other life could be doing the backstroke, or whatever microbes do in their spare time, in languid pools of water melted by subsurface volcanic activity, all just a few yards down. Though!
            they might sound a bit like fish tales, these ideas are growing in popularity among scientists who have explored similar extreme environments, and the so-called extremophiles that inhabit them, on Earth.

            In the permafrost of Siberia, for example, a species of moss was found dormant but alive after 40,000 years. "Life survives and even thrives in a variety of icy microhabitats in Earth's polar regions," says Warwick F. Vincent, a professor of biology at Laval University in Canada. He and his colleagues recently discovered bacteria and even more advanced life in pockets of water below the icy surface of the Arctic. An obvious question follows for anyone interested in finding life on Mars: "If we're following the water ... why is there not a heavy search in the areas where we know there is water ice?" wonders Meredith Payne, an Arizona State University researcher. As NASA struggles to refocus its Mars program, one supremely logical mantra has emerged to guide the search for Martian life: The next robots that will explore the surface of Mars, one from the European Space Agency and a pair from NASA, are planned for 2003 and 2004, but are not targeting the Polar Regions. See w!
            ww.filersfiles.com, Mars Rendered in 3-D Using Spacecraft

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              FILER'S FILES #04-2002 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
              George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
              January 23, 2002, Majorstar@....
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              UFOs were observed over New York, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa,
              Missouri, Arkansas, California, Washington, and Austria.

              NEW PLANETS NEAR VEGA

              Scientists announced that the two giant clumps of dust in the ring
              surrounding the star Vega may be planets. Vega is located 25 light years
              away in the constellation Lyra and is the brightest star in the summer sky.
              The planets are apparently trapped in this dust ring. Observations of Vega
              in 1983 with the Infrared Astronomy Satellite provided the first evidence for
              large dust particles around another star, probably debris related to the
              formation of planets. This discovery likely inspired Carl Sagan to place the
              alien listening post at Vega in his novel "Contact." In our Solar System,
              dust particles created by asteroid collisions spiral in toward the Sun. The
              gravity of the planets affect the distribution of these dust particles. The
              Earth, for example, traps dust in a series of dynamical resonance's that
              produce a ring of enhanced density along the Earth's orbit. When viewed from
              Earth, the signatures of extrasolar planets imprinted on circumstellar dust
              may be the most conspicuous evidence of their existence. Up to now more than
              fifty planets have been detected by their gravitational influence on their
              own stars. The dust clouds are much easier to detect than the planets
              because of their much larger surface area. It's akin to seeing the wake of a
              boat from a plane when the boat itself is too small to be visible. Because
              Vega is viewed nearly pole-on, it presents a perfect target for more detailed
              study of planets in its dust cloud.

              Editor's Note -- Almost monthly new planets are being located by astronomers.
              Additionally, we now feel water is abundant in the universe. Like Johnny
              Appleseed you can take some dust, sprinkle it with water and Apple trees will
              grow. As I sit here, I hold a stone meteorite in my hand that was found in
              Mauritania, Africa. Its thought that many meteorites carry the building
              blocks of life, and the comets carry water. Theoretically, life should be
              abundant throughout the universe with 200 billion stars in our own galaxy
              alone. The Bible clearly states there are beings on other planets.
              "Therefore, rejoice you heavens, and you that dwell in them." Revelation
              12-12 New International

              MAINE CHEVRON SHAPED OBJECT WITH BLINDING LIGHT

              RICHMOND -- On January 3, 2002, the witness a construction industry
              management engineering expert, observed a blinding light very high in the
              horizon at 9:35 PM. He was traveling on Interstate #95 to exit #25 in
              Bowdoin. The light was stationary but too high in the sky to be a tower
              light. The lights did not change in size or intensity. There were blinking
              red and green lights directly on either side of the bright center light
              flashing in a regular pattern and appeared to be directly adjacent to the
              center light rather than offset from it. When I exited at #25 south, I
              pulled off to the side of the road behind two other vehicles that had also
              stopped to look; I watched as the craft began to move diagonally northeast
              very slowly. I called Peter Davenport via cell phone and the craft changed
              direction and flew almost directly overhead. The object was a wedge or a
              chevron with a pair of swept wings attached to a center fuselage with solid
              webbing between the wings and the fuselage. The length of the appendages of
              were equilateral with a slight curvature of the webbing at the trailing edge.
              All of the underside surfaces were equally well lit with a diffused light.
              The surfaces were silver-gray but clarity and light quality faded at the
              periphery of the object.

              It was as though someone shined a spotlight directly upward at the underbody
              and only illuminated the center portion of the craft. The object flew very
              slowly overhead and appeared to proceed in an elliptical path north then
              south again. The visible change in direction was almost immediate and didn't
              appear to allow time for a west to east arc. There was no discernible sound
              from the object that was moving very slowly as it passed overhead. It was
              the size of a quarter when held at arm's length. The sky was extremely
              clear. The object made two circles then disappeared over the treeline.
              Thanks to Peter Davenport National Reporting Center www.ufocenter .com

              NEW YORK SILVER DISK

              BROOKLYN -- The witness states, "I had a recent short sighting on Saturday,
              January 5, 2002, at 8:40 AM. while on a bus #46. The bus stopped at Church
              Avenue and I was looking west out the window when I saw a stationary silver
              disk in the sky reflecting the morning sun. It didn't move or wobble at any
              time but just hovered. It had to be above 10,000 feet because there were
              passenger jets above it to the southwest and northwest. I was watching it
              for about 15 seconds without looking away and it disappeared. It looked
              about the size of an air rifle pellet. I have been doing a lot of thinking
              since I finished reading a Wendelle C. Stevens book. People have been having
              contact with ET's for a long time and yet the information like those in his
              books go unreported or unknown to the majority of people. I know very well
              that abductions/contacts continue happening, but I think that the world
              should know of these older reports from the 50's through 70's as a way of
              promoting interest and investigation in other countries. Why aren't the
              major organizations enlisting investigators around the world to reinvestigate
              those older contacts along with the newer contacts? I had never reported my
              sightings until I did with you and I am glad that I did because I can read
              your Filer's Files and know that others are having sightings and reporting
              them. Thanks and God Bless. grodriguez@...

              Editor's Note: There are a few researchers attempting to spread the word and
              gather data such as retired Lt.Col. Wendelle Stevens. MUFON and most other
              UFO organizations do not have the funds to support any research. Virtually
              all investigation is paid for individually by the investigators themselves.
              Therefore, there is very limited capability. Your corner Pizza Restaurant
              spends more, so consequently there is little real scientific research that
              can be done except by volunteers. Real research is very expensive. Those
              who make large amounts of money in the Entertainment Industry or Business do
              not appear interested in supporting UFO research. I'm hoping that this will
              change.

              NEW JERSEY UFO SIGHTING

              RUTHERFORD -- On January 9, 2002, I was driving on Route 3 west out of
              Lyndhurst when I saw a bright light to the right of me at 12:15 AM. I
              thought it was a plane descending ,but as it got closer I realized that it
              wasn't in the shape of a plane and it was circular. It had two bright lights
              in the front like head lights and around it were little white lights with a
              few green and red. It was descending fast, circling down to the ground and
              then it disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director of the UFO Reporting
              Center www.ufocenter.com

              MISSISSIPPI FLYING TRIANGLE

              PONTOTOC -- On January 8, 2002, the witness saw a wedge shaped craft at about
              6:40 PM, that was heading southeast at about 2000 feet. It had one continuous
              light which lit up the whole outer edge of the craft. The sighting lasted
              about 30 seconds. The craft made no noise. I noticed another wedge shaped
              object just hovering for almost an hour. It is now 7:30 and it is still
              there. A large, low-flying rectangular object was sighted on November 19,
              2001, at 9:45 PM by the same witness. Three wedged shaped craft had red
              green, white, and yellow lights. The craft made no sound and flew at 2000
              feet. They were traveling west at a very high rate of speed in a triangle
              formation. Thanks to NUFORC

              LOUISIANA SIGHTING: STRETCHES FROM LOUISIANA TO MISSISSIPPI

              HONEY ISLAND SWAMP -- On January 13, 2002, Joe and Linda Montaldoy were
              driving in the swamp that includes Stennis NASA Test Site near Pearl River.
              They entered near sunset and drove in eleven miles and noticed the last of
              the hunters drive out about 5:45 PM, so they decided to leave. They wrote,
              "As we got close to the gate a very bright, circular, strobing light appeared
              behind the trees to our left in the south." As it came over the tree line we
              got out of the car to watch it. I judged from the height of the microwave
              tower I could see that it was about 1500 feet high. It continued in our
              direction and passed directly over our car. We could plainly see that it was
              a triangular shaped black object with an amber colored globe in the center, a
              red light at its front point and a white light at each of its back points.
              It was about the size of a commercial jet. We only viewed it for a few
              minutes because the road is narrow and trees line both sides. We left the
              swamp and were headed back to I-59. As we approached the ramp to the
              interstate we saw that it had stopped over the swamp and was hovering in
              place. Because we are involved with MUFON. we called our State Director on
              our cell phone. The craft now turned back and headed southwest toward Pearl
              River. I could tell by the way it was headed that it would pass directly
              over a deadend road I had been on before, so I drove to the end of this road.
              We got out of the car and spotted it moving very slowly at maybe 800 feet
              high. We were reporting over the phone. It stopped, turned on its axis, and
              headed back in our direction and passed directly over us as we stood outside
              our car. There was absolutely no sound except the barking of some dogs in a
              nearby yard. We got back in the car and followed it down the road. It was
              no more than 500 or 600 feet over us and was moving very slowly. We were
              driving only about 20 mph and it stayed right in front and over us. At this
              point it was hard to tell it we were following it or it was staying with us
              when we reached the end of the road the object headed south-southeast. We
              noticed two planes cross right over it at a much higher altitude. As we got
              back to the interstate the object began to gain altitude and speed. It was
              headed towards the Pirate Harbor area. We lost sight of it on the
              interstate, so I decided to get off I-10 and go to Pirates Harbor Road.

              We drove down this road 5 or 6 miles and came to an open area. On one side
              of the road are camps and on the other side marsh. We could see the craft
              over the marshes. It appeared to be tipped over on its side. I could see no
              lights; I believe I was looking at the top of it. It was like a black shape
              against the stars. Before it had been traveling like a flat triangle shape
              and we could see only the bottom of it. As I watched, it seem to flip over
              on it's other side and I could see the bottom of it. Sort of like a car
              would flip and first you would see the hood and roof, then you would see the
              underside and tires. Then it righted itself, but continued to wobble. It
              was headed south-southeast toward the Ringlets Pass, which was about three
              miles from where we were. The Ringlets Pass is a deep-water channel that
              eventually leads into the Gulf of Mexico. We had to speed up to keep it in
              sight but it was slowly loosing altitude. When we got to the Ringlets Bridge
              we could see it had come down into the marsh. We couldn't tell if it was in
              the water or above the water. Now it was lit up with bright white lights all
              along the edge of it. We came off the bridge and pulled into the Fort Pike
              boat launch. We got out of our car and called our State Director back on the
              cell phone.

              The object was over the water about 100 to 200 yards from us. To the right
              of us in the north a brilliant white light came into view. It was just above
              tree level, about 300 o 400 feet high and moving very slowly. It would move
              a little and then come to a complete stop. There was a beam of light coming
              from under it making a searching pattern. As we watched it started to move
              toward where we were standing. The light turned off and it passed directly
              over us. There was no sound. We could clearly see that it was a triangular
              shape with a red light in the front white lights on both back points and an
              amber light in the middle. It was the same type of craft that was in the
              water, but much smaller. As it passed over us it made a circle toward the
              west and came back around. Several times it came to a complete stop. When
              it was back to the spot it had started from, it started to circle again.
              This time it was lower, maybe 200 to 250 feet, and moving more in the
              direction of the downed craft. Again very slow movement and several complete
              stops.

              As we stood watching, we saw another craft light up from the exact spot the
              first one had started. Craft #2 was moving in the same path and at the same
              speed and altitude as craft #1. As #2 passed over us we could see that it
              was another triangular craft with a red light in front, two white lights in
              back, an amber globe in the middle, only this craft had two rows of white
              lights running down the center of it's underside. There were six lights in
              each row and they were either next to the globe or over it. A third craft
              now showed up in the exact spot as the other two. It made the same slow,
              stopping movements and circle as the other two. As it passed over us we
              could see it was again a triangular craft with the same lights, red in front,
              white in back, amber globe in the middle. The only difference in this one
              was that it sent out a beam of light from the front point for about 200 feet.
              The beam tilted downward but not far enough to reach the ground. Now the
              three crafts were moving in an extremely slow circle in the sky. They would
              stop completely and then move again. We were still on the phone with our
              State Director and at this time he told us we should get out of there.

              We took a last look and to the south an object was coming our way. We could
              not see the shape of this object. All we could see was a row of very bright
              lights. There were six lights, three lights a space, and then three more.
              They were extremely bright and they seemed to be blinking on very, very fast.
              So fast that you couldn't really tell when one went off the one next to it
              came on. They were flashing and strobing so quickly, that I couldn't really
              focus on them. Something caught my attention in the corner of my eye, and I
              turned around and realized that the craft in the water had changed. The
              white lights around its edge were now red. Then it simply went under the
              water and disappeared. At the same moment they all just disappeared. One
              moment there were four crafts in the sky and one in the water and the next
              there was nothing. We got in our car and made a rather speedy departure.
              Almost as soon as we were on the road, a triangular craft, red light in
              front, white lights in back, amber in the center, appeared to our left over
              the trees. At the same time car lights shone right behind us on bright beam.
              As the triangle flew over us the car engine started to cough and felt like
              it was going out, the lights on the car flickered on and off, the cell phone
              started to ring, but it said dead cell and went blank. All this happened in
              an instant. The triangle flew over us at about 100 feet heading east to west
              and disappeared. The car behind us passed at a very high speed and we saw
              that the plate said US Government. We both got a headache almost
              immediately. The headache was extremely painful. It felt like an immense
              pressure in our head and behind our eyes. Our eyes were burning. There was
              also a feeling of being ill. The incident took place between 5:45 and 8:30
              PM Thanks to Joe and Linda Montaldoy

              RAPIDES PARISH SHARP -- Bright lights in the night sky have befuddled a
              couple who is the justice of the peace. However, the eerie lights may have
              been nothing more than bombing range flares. Raymond and Audrey Cupples were
              in their Sharp community home on La. Highway 8 at about 8:00 PM. Wednesday
              January 16, when Cupples noticed a "big, brilliant light" southeast of the
              residence. The light appeared just above a distant tree line, Cupples said.
              "I said, "It was strange. I'm 59 years old, and I've never seen anything like
              this." Cupples said he stood in his front yard watching the light, a
              brilliant pinkish and red color" -- for nearly two hours. It would flash on
              and off at varying intervals, he said. At the same time, higher in the sky,
              between six and 10 smaller lights were steadily blinking off and on, he said.
              Cupples said the large light, which did not appear to be moving very much,
              was not round but more of an elongated oval shape. Mrs. Cupples said she
              came out and "saw it twice. I didn't know what to make of it." Her husband
              said the large light "did not illuminate the surrounding area." Rather, he
              said, it was creating the luminescence. The other smaller lights were not
              near the large light, Cupples said. And they "moved around like a helicopter
              would," except there was no sound, he added. By 10 p.m. the lights were
              gone. Coincidentally, Cupples said he also saw two brilliant "shooting stars"
              fly overhead during the sighting.

              Dan Nance, a spokesman for Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center,
              confirmed that A-10 aircraft were flying over the Camp Claiborne range at
              approximately the same time as Cupple's sighting. "They did drop flares,
              which could account for the lights seen in the sky in that vicinity," Flare
              drops were scheduled to end at 7:45 PM. Patrick Thompson, air traffic
              manager for Alexandria International Airport, confirmed this. He said the
              range "was active with flare drops" and that "they light up the sky pretty
              good." However, Thompson said the Cupples' sighting lasted until about 10
              p.m., more than two hours after the end of the flare run. The Town Talk,
              Alexandria - Pineville / Byline: Andrew Griffin Published: Jan 19.02 Thanks
              to Farshores.

              IOWA SAUCERS FLASHING LIGHTS

              DUBUQUE -- The witness reports, "What we saw was clearly a UFO with light
              blue flashing lights at 7:15 PM, on January 3, 2002. There were four of us
              in the car driving on Highway 61, when we saw the UFO come toward us as we
              drove along. It seemed to change directions and go the way we were going for
              a few seconds. It was only 50 feet above us so we got a good look. It was
              saucer-shaped with a dome-like top. It acted like it wanted us to stop the
              car. The flashing lights were very bright, as they would flash on for a
              second, go off for about 1 and a half to 2 seconds, and then back on again.
              The UFO was saucer-shaped and had a dome-shaped top. The saucer had windows,
              4, or 5 on the side we could clearly see. The light seemed to be coming out
              of these windows. Finally it started flying away from us and it disappeared,
              so we thought. Then I saw the light blue lights again in my rearview mirror,
              which followed us for about six miles. The lights were not getting further
              away from us as we drove on. By the time we drove into the city, it was
              gone. We know what we saw and no one's going to tell us any different.

              MARION -- At 7:30 PM, on January 3, 2002, a few minutes after the above
              sighting. The witness noticed four motionless sources of light, flashing
              red, blue, and white. The one craft I could see from my bedroom window, and
              I am looking at one as I type this that is in the shape of a "+," but this
              may be due to the window. At this time, which is now 9:02 PM, it still
              hasn't moved from its spot. The other three remained motionless too, but I
              cannot see hem now. I witnesses one ascending to above my window's view, so
              I went outside, and it is still there. I can see that both Saturn and Uranus
              are visible. Some would say that these are planets. Well, there are two
              things wrong with that. 1: there are four objects, not two. 2: What planets
              flash blue and white, then occasionally red? They could be helicopters.
              This town has only 26,000 people and the biggest city in a 50 miles hasis
              only 100,000. Why would four helicopters hover over a small town not moving
              one inch in three hours? Nothing of national importance is in this town.
              Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

              MISSOURI CIGAR SHAPED OBJECT

              LAKE OF THE OZARKS -- My friend first saw the object, a bright light at 5:30
              PM, on January 2, 2002, about half the size of the moon or twice the size of
              Venus and larger than most plane and helicopter lights I've seen. After
              rounding the corner I was looking for the object and I saw it again, hovering
              about the trees over an area where there are boat garages and little else,
              near the Osage Beach City Hall, and across from Lake of the Ozarks General
              Hospital. It looked to be approximately the size of a large jet airliner,
              was very low, and appeared to be ready to land. It didn't appear to have
              wings and had two blue lights in the back underneath it, then two other clear
              lights and two red lights toward the front, and of course the extremely
              bright head light. We continued down the road but were a bit shaken up by
              what we'd seen. I expected to hear an explosion or something because I
              thought it was a jet plane that was about to crash. There was nothing to
              indicate that anything had landed or anything else. The object was larger
              than a helicopter and the one at the hospital was parked and locked. Thanks
              to NUFORC

              ARKANSAS OBJECT WITH TWO BEAM LIGHTS

              VAN BUREN COUNTY -- Kaleeh Rodgers writes, "I was on my way home from Church
              Wednesday Night January 16, 2002, and my friend Carla was driving. I was
              sort of gazing out the window in boredom when I saw an odd shaped object that
              had two beam-lights that shot straight forward, like a flashlights beam. It
              had a triangular hook on the bottom of it. This object stood completely
              still, it didn't seem to move in the least. Carla said something to me, and
              I looked at her to reply, but when I looked back, the object that had stood
              so still had disappeared into the dark night's sky. God Bless, Thanks to
              Kaleeh Rodgers dc3_survivor@...

              CALIFORNIA SILVER ORBS

              SACRAMENTO -- Jeff Challender writes, "Today, January 11, 2001, was one of
              the most incredible days of my life. My wife, son, and I were out house
              hunting today. As we sat at a red stoplight, my son in the rear seat
              exclaimed, "What is that?" I looked where he indicated, and there, coming
              from the north was a silvery orb. It moved in our direction at very good
              speed. The traffic light changed, but I didn't want to stop watching, so I
              pulled up in a nearby parking lot (This was in Roseville, a suburb of
              Sacramento, at 12:25 PM). From there we watched this orb move almost
              directly over our position, where it came to a complete stop!! It hovered
              for several minutes, and began to move slowly to the west. After perhaps a
              minute or two, it turned, and began to move back to the north from whence it
              came in the first place. We watched it until it was lost in some clouds. We
              were about to leave for our appointment, when Max shouted that there was
              another one. Sure enough, another silvery orb, just like the first, was
              sailing along toward our position from the north. We watched it do a near
              exact repeat of the actions of the first. It got almost directly overhead,
              and stopped! This one hovered for nearly five minutes before slowly moving
              off to the north again. We watched this one until we could no longer see it
              in the haze. Amazed, and somewhat shocked, we continued to our appointment
              with our real estate agent. We talked for an hour with the agent when yet
              another silvery orb went streaking across the northern sky from east to west.
              This one went so fast that it was gone in less than 10 seconds. I hollered
              to the others when I saw it, but this one was gone before any of the others
              could find it. WOW!! What a day!! I've seen UFOs before, but never three
              separate objects in a day, and never for over 20 minutes. The real pity is
              that I hadn't brought along my camcorder. This would have made a great film.
              This is one day I won't forget any time soon. Thanks to Jeff
              Jefchall@...

              MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE ALIEN SIGHTING

              Robert Collins reports Blue Book closed it's doors in December 1969, but yet
              here almost three years later Air Force Office of Special Investigations
              (OSI) was still collecting and classifying UFO reports. The names and events
              are real. On October 14, 1972, Airman First Class (AIC) Steven Briggs and
              Airman Dennis Hillsgeck were instructed to check the Tactical Air
              Navigational (TACAN) facility located eight miles east of McChord Air Force
              Base. The TACAN site was situated on government land maintained by the
              United State Army, Ft. Lewis. Briggs and Hillsgeck drove to the TACAN site
              at approximately 1300 hours. Upon their arrival, they opened the locked
              fence surrounding the TACAN facility and entered the compound. Once inside
              the compound, they opened the TACAN building and began to conduct a systems
              check of the TACAN equipment. At 1400 hours, Briggs heard a strange sound
              outside the building that sounded like a high pitch engine. Briggs exited
              the building to investigate and observed a saucer shaped object directly
              above the TACAN building. Briggs watched as the object landed just south of
              the TACAN compound. Briggs was startled by the object and entered the TACAN
              building to summon Hillsgeck. Once Hillsgeck and Briggs exited the building
              together, they observed two "creatures" walking towards the fence. Briggs
              returned to the building and telephoned (555) the base security police. He
              yelled that they needed help at the TACAN site because "intruders" were
              attempting to enter the facility. Sgt David Holmes, the Law Enforcement Desk
              Sergeant, 62nd Security Police Squadron, received the phone call and
              dispatched Sgt Dwight Reid and AIC Michael Tash to the scene. It took the
              security police patrol 17 minutes to travel to the TACAN site.

              Upon their arrival, they observed Briggs and Hillsgeck standing near their
              government vehicle. Both appeared to be in a daze. Neither could speak.
              Sgt Reid summoned an USAF Ambulance to the scene. Hillsgeck appeared to have
              been burnt around the face. AIC Tash walked around the area and found marks
              in the soft Washington state dirt. Then suddenly, Sgt Reid yelled to AIC
              Tash that an object was directly over his head. A saucer shaped object was
              hovering just above the TACAN facility. Sgt Reid attempted to communicate to
              the security police law enforcement office by using his Motorola HT-220
              portable radio. However the radio did not function. Sgt Reid then yelled
              for AIC Tash to return to the police vehicle. Sgt Reid and AIC Tash
              retrieved Briggs and Hillsgeck and drove from the scene. Approximately one
              mile from the TACAN site, Sgt Reid was able to communicate with the security
              police office, requesting assistance and declaring a "Covered Wagon." Four
              additional security policemen arrived on scene, including, Sgt Darren
              Alexander and his military dog-Champ. Sgt Alexander and Champ drove to the
              scene and started to search the area. Approximately 400 yards south of the
              TACAN site, Champ alerted. Sgt. Alexander observed two "creatures" standing
              near a remote power station. Sgt. Alexander yelled for the two "creatures"
              to stand and raise their hands. Both creatures then moved towards Sgt.
              Alexander.

              Sgt Alexander observed that one of the creatures was holding an object, which
              Sgt. Alexander thought was a weapon. Sgt. Alexander fired six rounds from
              his military issued Model 15, .38 Caliber Revolver. After firing the shots,
              Sgt Alexander returned to his vehicle and radioed Sgt Reid that he had fired
              at the creatures. A Security Alert Team (similar to a police SWAT) arrived.
              They conducted a search of the area and observed the saucer shaped object
              sitting on the ground, directly east of the power station. They circled the
              object and called for a supervisor. Captain Henry Stone, Security Police Law
              Enforcement, arrived on scene but the object departed just as Captain Stone
              walked towards the object. The object flew off in an easterly direction and
              was out of sight in a few seconds. Office of Special Investigations agents
              arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. Statements were taken from
              all involved. Evidence was collected from the scene, to include shell
              casings from the rounds fired by Sgt. Alexander. This incident was
              classified as Top Secret and remained in the OSI files as unsolved.
              Copyright 2001 by Robert Collins shippeej@...

              AUSTRIA YELLOW-ORANGE UFO SEEN

              VIENNA -- On Friday, January 11, 2002, at 5:50 PM, Herbert F.C. stepped
              outside his home in the Hietzing section of the capital, and then he "saw the
              object heading heavenward. I heard several loud booms, and then I looked up
              and saw a bright yellow-orange light." "At first I thought it was a passing
              airplane. And then out of it came several smaller lights. I called my son
              who was upstairs in his room. My 14-year-old son went to his window and saw
              'something like a star' rising upward rapidly. A moment later, four more
              bright UFOs passed directly over our house. These lights hovered briefly
              and then departed to the north." Herbert added that he contacted the
              Flugsicherung (Air Traffic Control) at Vienna's international airport, but
              the controllers "had no reports of UFOs on their radar screens at that
              time." Thanks to UFO ROUNDUP Vol. 7, #3 January 15, 2002 Editor: Joseph
              Trainor.

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              NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

              Jeff Challender has prepared a new hour-long tape of UFOs filmed on recent
              Shuttle video footage in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the
              shuttle broadcasts from space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even
              those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's
              directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice
              crystals and real UFOs. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and
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                UFOs were observed over Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
                Louisiana, Arkansas, California, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Mexico, Brazil,
                England and Italy A new UFO Museum opens in Ankara, Turkey.

                ARKANSAS ABDUCTION

                CARLYLE -- Paul S. wrote, I was abducted October 28.1999, on the north side
                of the railroad bridge while boating in Carlyle. That was my third known
                abduction that year. Two were from The Lake of the Ozarks. I remember very
                little of the actual abduction, but I was able to recall the position
                changes. It took some time to figure out what happened and I am still
                remembering only bits and pieces. I remember boating under the bridge near
                the railroad embankment when I paused to open a map in order locate the main
                channel. The next thing I remember is being one quarter of a mile into the
                stumped filled northern section of the lake. I was understandably confused
                and disorientated. I figured out where I was with a map and compass, which
                is normally not needed there. I then proceeded to explore and fish the area
                totally forgetting the position change. I was reminded by what I think is an
                unusual trigger using the GPS equipment in my boat. I found a way to put my
                saved GPS trails on a computer map. When I put the saved trail from that
                fishing trip on the map I got a shock.

                The trail went over the railroad embankment and back in a rapidly moving
                narrow parabolic curve. Somehow the boat had to be flying in the air. Then
                there is a gap and the spot the trail starts again is the spot I remembered,
                "appearing" at. When I saw the evidence, the memory of the position change
                came back as if I had never forgotten it. The same thing occurred at the
                second Lake of the Ozarks abduction. I went to a therapist in St. Louis and
                in eleven sessions was able to get no further. I kept blocking up when I got
                to the point of the abductions. I do have a memory of a gray alien and a
                structure on the craft. I have some other mental pictures, but I am not sure
                of them. Predictably I began to remember some things from my childhood that
                indicates a possible history of these things. I have been writing a
                narrative of the events as I recall them with my opinions and thoughts on it.
                It seems to be good therapy. I seem to be affected less than many
                abductees. Thanks to Paul S.

                Editor's Note -- I encourage abduction reports particularly when some
                evidence such as this Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking is found. The
                GPS system provides accurate time and location within fifteen feet giving
                credibility to an alleged abduction. In recent years the science as made
                amazing strides and interest in abductions has been hurt by the lack of
                supporting evidence. Here is a case that provides some key evidence. For a
                thousand dollars anyone can put a satellite tracking system into their
                vehicle that is about the size of a pound of margarine. The only way this
                tracking data could have occurred is with a hovering craft.

                NEW HAMPSHIRE UFO SIGHTINGS NOT YET IDENTIFIED

                FREMONT - Unidentified flying objects are not unusual in Rockingham County.
                At an increasing pace over the last decade, UFOs have been sighted performing
                a gymnast's repertoire of aerial maneuvers. The Web site www.ufopage.com
                lists 33 documented sightings since 1995.
                On January 24, 2002, New Hampshire may have been visited again. At 10:04
                p.m. Fremont Police Officer H.D. Wood was dispatched to Main Street to
                investigate a report of two objects hovering silently in the air. The
                objects were described as "bright and full of lights," according to the
                police report. Wood had been on these calls before, though his department
                lacks any protocol to follow and the police academy does not train cadets for
                these situations. "Quite frankly, I don't believe we have a policy as to how
                to handle this kind of thing," Wood said. "I guess it's common sense,
                really." Wood said the witness was describing the actions of the UFOs, as he
                was en route. The witness described the objects as hovering silently in the
                air. The larger of the two objects flew south toward Sandown. The smaller
                object flew north toward Brentwood. They were gone when Wood, assisted by a
                Brentwood police officer, pulled up. "We arrived on the scene and (the
                witness) said, 'I'm not crazy. I'm not on drugs,'" Wood recalled. He said
                the witness and the witness's wife and daughter all saw the objects. The
                witness claimed a passing motorist also saw the event but didn't stop. Wood
                investigated the area, saw no evidence the snow had been disturbed and wrote
                his report. Without other witnesses or any physical indication of a
                visitation, Wood said he considers the case closed. "In my mind, if it's
                substantiated, you call the FAA to see if there are any reports of aircraft
                in the area," Wood said. "Then you call other dispatch centers to see if
                they've gotten calls, because what happens is, if something is sighted,
                everyone is going to call." Wood said his first reaction when he received
                the call was to seek background on the caller. "To be honest, when I did get
                the call I did pull up my laptop to see if we'd had any previous contact at
                this address," Wood said. He describes himself as a skeptic, but said he
                absolutely believes the witness did see something. "I was skeptical at
                first," he said. "Then I listened to the person discuss the issue and they
                were very adamant that they saw something."

                Fremont Police Chief Neal Janvrin was an officer with the Exeter Police
                Department on Sept. 3, 1965, the day of New Hampshire's most notorious UFO
                sighting, an incident that became the subject of a book, "Incident at
                Exeter." That day would be a significant date in history for believers in
                alien visitations. It is rare that a police officer can substantiate a
                sighting, but on this day two of Janvrin's fellow officers, Dave Hunt, and
                Gene Bertrand, as well as many civilians, would report seeing a large,
                elliptical object with red lights around it. The object reportedly moved
                between houses and trees while the lights blinked in sequence. Janvrin said
                he's been on UFO calls before, but he's never seen a UFO himself. Janvrin
                said the only thing an officer can do is take a report. "Obviously, if we
                get there and we see something we would try and photograph it," he said. "If
                there was some sign of disturbance we would record it." Janvrin said he
                doesn't consider himself a non-believer, but does not have enough evidence to
                say he is a believer. "You look up in the sky, you see all the suns, and
                every sun has so many planets I guess the possibility does exist. We're on
                this planet," he said. He added that Hunt and Bertrand's experience gives
                him pause to reconsider. "They were two guys who I worked with and I
                trusted," Janvrin said. Thanks to: Rockingham News, Plaistow / NH.
                Published: Jan 25.02 Byline: Jeff Kaplan and Farshores. FarShores UFO News -
                www.100megsfree4.com/farshores/index.htm

                PENNSYLVANIA THREE UFOs FILMED

                WILKES-BARRE -- Ron Hannivig reports that photos have been taken somewhere
                over the Wilkes-Barre area of three UFOs. These are excellent photos
                however, as the old adage goes "if it's too good to be true it probably
                ain't." My best interpretation of the photos was that the UFOs appear to be
                ceramic in composition. They might well be a boniface and properly
                documented sighting of three UFOs - and I will/we will try to track down the
                source to find out if it could be credible, or not. Thanks to RonHannivig,
                Simpson, PA

                MARYLAND FLUORESCENT GREEN BLUE CENTERED EGG SHAPED OBJECT

                BEL AIR -- As the witnesses were driving south on Tollgate Road on January 7,
                2002, they saw a bright fluorescent green colored glowing egg shaped object
                with a faint blue center. It was traveling from northeast to southwest it
                seamed to suddenly drop from the sky and followed a path that started high
                and decreased lower in the sky even though when the object did disappear it
                was still very high but lower from where it started. We listened for an
                explosion like fireworks, but we heard or saw nothing. We figured it could
                not have been a meteor because the object would have been white, red, or
                yellow and it would have not followed a curved arc shaped path. The object
                from our car window was very large and it was traveling at an extremely fast
                pace, like a falling star. The object had a faint blue center surrounded in
                green. There was no tail. You could definitely see a blue dot in the center
                of the object and you could notice where the objects edges were. When the
                object disappeared it was going very fast and was still very high above the
                horizon. It disappeared instantly with no explosion, sound, or change of
                shape or color.

                BALTIMORE -- At the same time witnesses saw a streaking white light that
                turned blue and accelerated at incredible speed. The witness says, "I
                noticed a streaking white light similar to a "shooting star" but two or three
                times larger. The light suddenly turned into a blue light that was even
                larger and then accelerated forward at an incredible rate and was no longer
                visible." Peter B. Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center
                www.nuforc.com

                VIRGINIA GREEN FIREBALL VAPOR CAME ACROSS THE SKY AT SPEED

                NEW KENT -- The witness was driving home from work east on Interstate 64 on
                January 11, 2001, when his friend said, "Look!" He looked and saw a
                fluorescent bright green vapor like craft at 5:45 PM. It moved from north to
                south very fast faster than any airplane could possibly travel. When it
                reached the road it turned in a southern direction. With a great burst of
                speed it shot off into the sky and in one or two seconds it completely
                disappeared. We could see the light (vapor) go from large green mass to a
                tiny flash as it disappeared. There was no sound. It looked like something
                you would see on Star Wars or something. I have never experienced like this
                before but this was definitely a UFO! As it was going away from us toward
                the south, traveling as fast as light. The weather was as clear as a bell.
                This was real.

                RICHMOND -- A green fireball traveling from the WNW to ESE on January 7,
                2002. The sighting lasted about two seconds at 17:43. The interesting thing
                is that the cloud cover was thick and fairly low. The fireball appeared to
                be just inside the clouds. The location of the sighting was driving into the
                parking lot of the Tuckahoe YMCA on Patterson Avenue. Another witness
                states, "I was in parking lot at Midlothian Turnpike and a colored light flew
                by at 5:45 PM It was a beautiful bluish green and very bright moving at a
                steady rate of speed with no sound. My coworker Alice W., was stopped at the
                light at 5:45 PM, at Hull Street and Hicks Road when she saw a fast moving
                bluish light higher than the treetops. It was moving much faster and lower
                than an airplane. She also saw a second stationary bluish light off to the
                right. Her description matches mine. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, Director
                National UFO Reporting Center www.nuforc.com

                WEST VIRGINIA USAF JETS BELIEVED TO HAVE SHOT AT UFO's IN 1950'S.

                PINEVILLE -- The witness reports that he was living between the towns of
                Pineville and Mullens in July of 1957 and one day my father and older sister
                saw was a space capsules of some sort being chased by three or four USAF jet
                aircraft. I was a tot at the time and did not understand what was going on.
                The Air Force jets shot these UFO's out of the sky around 1:00 PM, or else
                they were shooting at them and drove them away. This leads me to believe
                that there could perhaps have been many encounters that our government has
                had with UFO's through the years and have shot them down for national
                security purposes. I do not know the exact date of this, but I believe it to
                be in the summer sometime between 1955 and 1957. My dad has since died but
                every now and again my sister mentions this sighting. Neither of the two
                made a big issue out of this or reported it to anyone. I can attest they are
                both people of integrity and would have never made up the story. It is still
                a very real incident in the mind of my oldest sister to this day. Truth
                sticks in a person's mind forever, falsehoods soon fade in the passing of
                time.

                GEORGIA WHITE ROUND SPINNING OBJECT FLASHING WHITE, RED, GREEN LIGHTS.

                The witness reports that on January 9, 2002, the UFO hovered and did not move
                for two hours. At 3:00 AM, in only ten minutes it flew behind the tree line
                and was gone. It was a round very bright blinking light that was brighter
                than the northern star. With binoculars you could see it had flashing white,
                red, and green lights.

                Walter Sheets MUFON State Director reports that sightings have been
                relatively quiet as far as incoming Georgia reports go for 2002. I would
                like to mention again that the short trend of noncooperative witnesses
                continued through the end of 2001, with another that filed an initial report,
                but failed to do a sit-down with our personnel to make it 'official.' This
                type of thing happens -- just wish it would happen somewhere else! I
                particularly dislike the way some witnesses have acted -- standing up our
                personnel, not returning phone calls etc. Of course, with persons acting
                like that, their reports would probably not have stood up to our first hand
                scrutiny anyway.

                We did receive one older unusual report via WUFOD, that during October of
                1997, a Jefferson Georgia couple arrived home one night at about 10:00 PM.
                They turned into their driveway and noticed a red glow eight feet away from
                their front door in the yard and six feet off of the ground. Upon closer
                examination, the red glow was the intensity of a red Christmas light, and
                about the size of softball. It hovered as the witnesses drove to the end of
                the driveway and began to observe for several minutes. They noticed that
                their three outdoor dogs were sitting in a small circle underneath the
                glowing ball. The 45 pound dogs appeared to be nervously happy, stretching
                their necks upward and excited. They would not break their sitting position,
                and were only intent upon looking up at the glow. The dogs were normally
                frisky types that would go after something aggressively, but not that night.
                It was almost like the glowing ball was 'talking' to their dogs, making them
                happy while they sat underneath in the circle. The Mrs. finally walked
                toward the glow with her husband unsure about the wisdom in that. She said
                that she would have reached out to grab at it, but that it moved upwards to
                about 25 feet and then blinked out as she approached. She felt the round
                ball was still there even after it blinked out at 25 feet due to the dogs
                continued conduct. After failing to relocate the ball of light, they went on
                about their evening activities. About ten minutes later, her husband went
                out back to feed the animals. He called them, then once again observed the
                red ball of light as it flew over the house into the backyard. It continued
                into an adjacent field for about 500 feet and landed in the field and then
                once again went out, vanishing for good. These are excellent witnesses.

                On April 25, 1998, about six months later, a report of a red glow in the
                shape of a thin straight line, hovering, then moving at incredible speed, was
                reported in Comer, by a University of Georgia student, majoring in physics,
                See ISUR File #100132, and MUFONGA@.... Thanks to Tom Sheets.

                ILLINOIS ORANGE LIGHTS

                NORTH OF FREEPORT IN STEPHENSON CO. -- On January 9, 2002, the witness
                reports, "I was driving north on a country road and looked over to my right
                at 7:00 PM, and just above the horizon were three orangish/white lights."
                They weren't blinking and seemed to be still. I turned right on the next
                road keeping my eye on them the best that I could. After I turned the one
                blinked out and the two remained. They were so close and bright it seemed I
                could easily catch up to them and see what they were for sure. No matter how
                fast I drove I couldn't get close. I noticed the one up ahead of me looking
                as if it was going to cross over the road ahead of me, so I thought I'd be
                able to see it just over the next hill because it was a clear view for miles
                around. Well, I get over the hill and it was gone. I then saw them over
                Rockford, so I gave up my chase and came home. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport,
                Director National UFO Reporting Center www.nuforc.com

                LOUISIANA

                ALEXANDRIA -- On Monday, January 14, 2002, Sondra Coaker observed a
                succession of four white lights blinking on starting from the left at 7:15
                PM, going to the right, and then blinking off from the right to the left.
                This was done three times southwest over the city, These lights were very
                bright and when one would light up the others followed in succession and went
                out in succession. They were lined up in an angle at 45 degrees high.
                Thanks to Sondra Coaker moonreapr@...


                ARIZONA FLYING TRIANGLE AND WHITE OBJECT STREAKS ACROSS SKY, EXPLODES

                FOUNTAIN HILLS -- At precisely 3:00 AM, the witness saw a bright light in my
                front yard on January 10, 2002. He looked out his window and saw a
                triangular craft hovering over the street with red and yellow lights moving
                around the shape of the craft. I watched it for approximately fifteen
                seconds and went outside to investigate. I walked up the spiral staircase to
                our roof but it had already left. I stayed on the roof for about ten minutes
                and saw a little flash as if something was leaving our atmosphere.

                PHOENIX -- On January 10, 2002, the witness was driving south on Litchfield
                Road in Avondale area of Phoenix at 9:30 PM, when he saw an extremely bright
                object burning bluish white streaking across the night sky. The object
                appeared to be headed in a southwestern direction when it appeared to me in
                the left peripheral area of my sight. The witness pointed and shouted out
                excitedly to his 8 year old daughter. The witness states, "Then the object
                seemed to explode into an orange and red ball of flame then blinked out. A
                moment later it flared up again directly below the point I had last seen it
                and was falling toward the ground and no longer streaking across the horizon
                as before," he said. Then it burned completely out just before reaching the
                horizon. Before and after the orange-red blast, the object was burning so
                brightly that it cast a faint blue hue on the horizon, lighting up everything
                in sight. It also had a burning white tail that trailed behind it.

                CHANDLER -- Twenty minutes later, another witness was driving south on Route
                101 between Ray and Chandler Boulevard at 9:50 PM. A defining green cylinder
                shaped object flew overhead and skimmed diagonally through the sky at a high
                rate of speed much like a shooting star. The only possible thing I could
                have mistaken this for is a meteor. However, it was a definite color of
                bright green and had a defining shape of a cylinder. It did not resemble a
                shooting star or a meteor in the way that they both appear to have tails as
                they shoot through the sky. This did not, it flew through the sky like a
                perfect and very fast craft. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, Director NUFORC
                www.nuforc.com

                HAWAII TWO ROUND WHITE LIGHTS MOVING

                KAPULA BAY, MAUI -- The witnesses were out whale watching on Kapalua Bay on
                January 9, 2002, when two round lights appeared in the middle of the Bay at
                7:50 AM. At first, they thought it was a boat as it started to move across
                the water, but the two lights moved together very smoothly, and started
                flying so they thought it was a plane flying very close to the water. As it
                moved steadily across the Bay the witness ran to get his binoculars. The two
                lights move from right to left. The witness states, "With the binoculars I
                still could not see anything but two round lights, there was not any craft or
                any kind of mass around the lights." If it had been a plane, the object
                would have had to be coming in our direction. As the objects reached towards
                the shore on the left of the Bay they rose like a plane, then disappeared.
                At this point they were going away from our direction and they were still two
                rounds lights. If it had been a plane there would not have been two round
                lights because of the direction they were going. All of this took only two
                minutes. It was a beautiful clear morning and many tourists go out whale
                watching. It puzzled me and I could not could not come up with a reasonable
                explanation for these lights. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, NUFORC
                www.nuforc.com

                MEXICO UFO SIGHTING

                MERIDA, YUCATAN -- On January 22, 2002, at 3:05 PM David Antonio Triay
                Lucatero reports sighting ah elongated discoidal shaped, silvery-white in
                color for 20 seconds. I was standing outside, looking at the sky to the
                north, when I saw a discoidal object emerge from a small cloud at an altitude
                some 30 degrees over the horizon. It moved from west to east at high speed,
                making a small curve toward the southwest and then returning to a northwest
                heading. Its movements appeared to be intelligently guided; when I
                calculated that it heading lead it toward a cloudless area, I ran into my
                house to fetch some 16 x 50 binoculars and an Olympus f=50mm camera. This
                one-minute delay in returning to the place where the sighting occurred meant
                that the object had already vanished from sight. No trace of it was found
                after scanning the sky with binoculars, stressing the fact that its heading
                took it toward a part of the sky that was free of clouds. The sky had
                scattered clouds at 764 meters (2500 ft), wind was blowing ESE at 29.0 km/h
                (18 mph) the object left no wake in its path. It could be seen as having a
                metallic volume (sic). It could be said that the object's size was about
                1/4th that of the waxing Moon when seen to the east. Translation (C) 2001.
                Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special Thanks to Ing. David
                Triay Lucatero, Grupo CAFE, and Louise A. Lowry SHnSASSY1,
                http://www.ufoxfiles.com/WorldOfTheStrange/default.asp.

                BRAZIL STRANGE LIGHT

                CALAMA --There was a one-of-a-kind break in the morning routine of some
                workers and residents of the El Loa region who saw an enigmatic static and
                cylindrical light. Reports place the event at around 7:30 hours to the west
                of Cerro La Cruz. According to eyewitness accounts, the distance did not
                allow for a detailed view of the light, therefore it could fairly be
                described as an unidentified flying object or UFO. "The fact is that I don't
                know what it really was, it could have been a weather balloon or something
                else, I don't know, but it looked very strange," said a resident who was
                heading toward Chuquicamata at that time of day. When consulted about this
                event, the authorities of the Office of Civil Aeronautics of Antofagasta and
                Calama pointed out that their instruments picked up nothing at the time in
                question. "Generally people notify us when sightings of this kind take place,
                but this time we received no reports of anything similar," explained Renzi
                Jara, manager of the El Loa Airport. Translation (C) 2002. Scott Corrales,
                Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special Thanks to Jaime Ferrer, Calama UFO
                Center

                ENGLAND YELLOW EGG SHAPED OBJECT

                RICHMOND, NORTH YORKSHIRE-- The witness reports that on January 3, 2002, an
                unidentified object approached diagonally from the south at 150 mph. It was
                a 100 feet long yellow egg shaped object about 50 feet tall with a blue light
                being emitted from beneath. It stopped at 4.00 PM, and hovered ten feet
                above the field next to the golf course for about 25seconds. As the object
                hovered above the field we could see at least ten sheep in the field. The
                object appeared to be hovering above a sheep which didn't seem to be afraid.
                It wasn't moving much at all. Then the sheep simply disappeared into thin
                air. This is when the Object left at an incredible rate which was then
                followed by a sonic boom. It departed at approximately 300 m/s. in a
                vertical direction. After we had gathered our selves we went straight to the
                farmer who confirmed that one of his sheep was missing. Please contact us
                soon as we have been held responsible for the sheep disappearance as the
                farmer thinks we have played a practical joke on him. Thanks to
                Fatcash90@....

                ITALIAN UFO NEWSFLASH ISSUE NO. 340 - The Italian Center for UFO Studies
                (Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici, CISU) there were 630 Italian sightings
                during 2001 As already and duly evidenced, 2001 saw a veritable wave of UFO
                sightings in Italy, with a doubling in the number of reports with respect to
                the media over previous years. The wave was centered around the summer
                months with more than two-thirds of the cases. August was the most popular
                month during this wave, the other Italian waves tend to occur during the
                autumn. The monthly lists of cases have already been accessible for some
                time on the Internet Website of the C.I.S.U., at URL
                http://www.arpnet.it/ufo/casi0101.htm Thanks to the Italian Center for
                Ufological Studies

                TURKEY FIRST INTERNATIONAL U F O MUSEUM EASTERN EUROPE

                ISTANBUL --"The First International UFO Museum of Middle and Eastern
                Europe, Balkans and Middle-East" has opened in Istanbul on January 18, 2002.
                The news of this grand opening has been broadcast in many national TV
                channels including CNN Turk, NTV, Kanal D, Star, ATV, BRT, TV8..etc and
                publicised by many leading national newspapers such as Hurriyet, Milliyet,
                Star, etc...Even the Russian television mentioned the opening in evening
                news. The museum is located right at the center of the 10 million populated
                city of Istanbul which connects the two continents of Asia and Europe. The
                aim of this project is to inform not only the Turkish citizens but also
                millions of tourists coming to Istanbul from all over the world, about the
                UFO phenomenon. Our main goal is to serve people coming from every
                country presenting them the proof of the UFO & E.T phenomenon. The project
                has been supported by the data and archives of hundreds of associations and
                institutions worldwide, which are conducting scientific research on this
                subject.

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                NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

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                  FILER'S FILES #06-2002, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
                  George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
                  February 6, 2002, Majorstar@....
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                  UFOs were observed over New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia,
                  Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, California, Washington, Canada, Chili, Scotland
                  and Turkey.

                  THIRTY BILLION EARTHS IN OUR GALAXY ALONE?

                  Robert Roy Britt a Senior Science Writer says, NASA's Kepler Mission to find
                  Earth-like planets has gotten the green light and will launch in 2006, to
                  monitor 100,000 stars for telltale dips in light indicating an Earth-sized
                  planet in an Earth like orbit has crossed in front of the star. Kepler could
                  provide the first census of planets that have the potential to support life.
                  New calculations by Lineweaver and Daniel Grether, both of the University of
                  New South Wales in Australia, feel the formation of Earth, was orchestrated
                  or affected by Jupiter, the largest planet with by far the bulk of the solar
                  system's mass, excepting the Sun. "Our solar system is Jupiter and a bunch
                  of junk," as Lineweaver puts it. When Jupiter developed, it simply bullied
                  other objects into position or out of existence. Jupiter is Earth's
                  protector. In the past Earth was pummeled by asteroids and comets, making it
                  difficult for life to take hold, but it could have been much worse without
                  Jupiter.

                  In 1994, Jupiter used its immense gravity to lure comet Shoemaker-Levy into a
                  death plunge. Had the comet hit Earth, it would have sterilized much of the
                  planet? Most of the roughly eighty planets discovered outside our solar
                  system are more massive than Jupiter. So how many Jupiters are out there
                  orbiting Sun-like stars in the Milky Way Galaxy? "At least a billion, but
                  probably more like 30 billion," Lineweaver told SPACE.com. And the math
                  behind that? "There are about 300 billion stars in our galaxy. About 10
                  percent (or 30 billion) are roughly Sun-like," he explained. "At least 5
                  percent (1.5 billion) but possibly as many as 90 percent to 100 percent
                  (about 30 billion) of these have Jupiter-like planets." But with what's
                  known of planet formation, some speculation is possible. "A reasonable guess
                  is (there are) the same number of Earths as Jupiters," Lineweaver said.
                  Thanks to SPACE.com. 29 January 2002

                  Editor's Note: The newest estimate of exoplanets in our galaxy alone is now
                  30 billion, therefore it seems reasonable that to assume advanced life forms
                  could exist and might have the technology to visit Earth. Most scientists
                  now agree that there is other intelligent life in space, but they argue it
                  would take too long to get to Earth from other exoplanets. NASA scientist
                  Paul Hill in his book "Unconventional Flying Objects" says it doesn't take as
                  long as most scientists think. It took months and even years for Earth's
                  explorers to find new continents. Explorers on board alien spacecraft can
                  travel from nearby star systems in similar periods of time when traveling
                  near the speed of light. There is also some indication that gravity can
                  compress or bend space. In 1954, German Rocket Scientists and other experts
                  did a study of UFO's and concluded there were unquestionably alien space
                  ships in our atmosphere.

                  JUPITER TWO GIGANTIC STORMS : Two gigantic storms are interacting on
                  Jupiter. One is a "white oval," a 70-year old hurricane nearly the size of
                  Earth. The other is the famous Great Red Spot -- a centuries-old tempest
                  twice as wide as our planet. See http://www.spaceweather.com for details.

                  NEW YORK LARGE FLYING TRIANGLE GLIDES OVER HIGHWAY

                  SCOTCHTOWN -- The witness was traveling west bound on State Highway 17, and
                  saw in the distance a group of white lights with a central blinking red light
                  moving off in distance at 6:15 AM. There was heavy traffic both directions
                  as he drove four miles east of Exit 119 that intersects with State Highway
                  302 which leads to Pine Bush. As he approached Exit 119 he suddenly aware of
                  very large (size of 737 at least) three large white lights substantially
                  touching each other in horizontal row. The craft was very low with an
                  altitude of only 300 feet descending silently as though gliding, Its speed
                  was 60 MPH as it passed over Highway 17 traffic, and continued to my right
                  descending over trees and rooftops and then turned left toward Pine Bush.
                  The witness says, "It was banking 45 degrees, revealing three large white
                  moderately bright circular lights defining a perfect equilateral triangle and
                  a same size circular red light in center." None of the lights were blinking.
                  The area between the lights appeared black and triangular, barely
                  distinguishable from sky which was still dark and completely overcast. The
                  craft passed about 100 feet over and in front of me. The object descended
                  far enough to disappear below my horizon. The terrain to my right at that
                  point is below elevation of Highway 17, where only treetops and rooftops of
                  buildings are visible. I did not pull over to shoulder because of traffic
                  risk. Within seconds I saw road sign saying "Pine Bush." Passed same but
                  doubled back onto 17 and then 302 and a side road off 302 in direction of
                  apparent landing looking for object but did not see it again. Stewart
                  International Airport is fifteen miles east with C-5 aircraft.

                  HUDSON RIVER -- On January 12, 2002, the witness reports seeing a formation
                  of two very bright lights, that looked like they where stacked on top of one
                  another. The witness drives home for 25 minutes parallel with the Hudson
                  River between Mechanicville and Saratoga. As she drove along the river she
                  couldn't see anything except the bright lights. At first, she thought it was
                  an airplane but it was hovering and the lights where arranged differently,
                  and were too big and bright to be an airplane. The witness reports, "At the
                  same time I looked around because they would keep disappearing and
                  reappearing." I also saw a standard plane way to the right of the strange
                  craft. I stopped my car and watched this strange formation, and the lights
                  would go away. Then it would appear in the same spot again, not moving.
                  Then it just disappeared and was gone. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director
                  National Reporting Center, www.nuforc.com.

                  NEW JERSEY DISC LOW OVER TREES

                  HAZLET -- Robert La Marco writes that my wife and kid's had a sighting of a
                  very bright disc shaped object over Hazlet on January 22, 2002. I myself did
                  not see it, but they were going to basket ball practice, south bound on Route
                  35 , when my wife saw a bright disc low over the trees in the direction of
                  Holmdel, NJ. She stated to me it just sat there in the sky, not moving, then
                  in the blink of the eye it shot off east at incredible speed towards the
                  Atlantic Ocean. She stated to me, "IT WAS NO PLANE! Her and both my boy's
                  saw it very clearly, it was at about 8:00 PM. thanks to R. J. La Marco,
                  funnycar1232000@...

                  NORTH CAROLINA OVAL OBJECTS HOVERING MILITARY JETS

                  JAMESTOWN (ADAM'S FARM) -- The witness reports, "On January 12, 2002, I
                  stepped outside my work with a coworker at 5:30 PM." We watched what we
                  thought were some kind of strange aircraft then as we studied more we noticed
                  that the aircraft was not anything of this earth. They moved in ways that I
                  have never seen. They hovered for a long period. When we went to leave work
                  just a little while later, there were several military jets flying over
                  Jamestown. He then called and reported this to WGHP and WFMY television,and
                  called Piedmont Triad Airport. No one had received reports. Thanks to
                  NUFORC.

                  GEORGIA INVESTIGATION, CONDENSED VERSION OF OFFICIAL MUFON REPORT

                  WHITESBURG CHATSWORTH -- State Director Tom Sheets reports he visited the
                  primary witness (PW) on September 10, 2001, and received a thumbnail
                  description and sketches of the event. Upon arrival PW stated that more
                  objects/lights had traveled off into the distance and disappeared just before
                  my arrival. Tom surveilled the area until about 3:00 AM with negative
                  results.

                  SIGHTING ACCOUNT -- Event location is a 500+ acre tract of land consisting of
                  woods and fields with the Chattahoochee River as the eastern boundary of the
                  tract. The home of PW is an antebellum southern plantation house in
                  excellent condition; in fact this tract was once a large plantation before
                  and during the War of Northern Aggression and is currently preserved in a
                  natural state for deer hunting. The home sits on a prominent rise
                  overlooking the tract to the N, NE, and E. The actual interview took place
                  at the witness' home on September 15, with other family members also present.
                  MUFONGA Field Investigator George Lainhart was also present and assisting
                  this inquiry. PW indicated that during the first half of June, exact date
                  unknown, his 18 year old son came into the house one night at about 10:30 PM
                  and woke him up saying there was a strange craft over the property that had
                  lit up the area in clear, mild weather. PW went outside into his front yard
                  and observed what appeared to him to be a glowing oblong object off to the
                  northeast hovering just over the trees near the river at what he estimated to
                  be about 500 yards away. PW stated, "He got out his binoculars and looked
                  and rather than seeing a glowing object, under magnification it appeared to
                  have a ring of red and white lights around a center line, the white lights
                  very bright, with the red lights seeming to blink in sequence around the
                  object." The object was about 1/2 inch long/wide at arm's length and
                  illuminated the treetops in that vicinity. At this point, the other family
                  members were also outside. PW then took up his large high candlepower
                  spotlight used for night fishing and shined the beam on the object and
                  received a dramatic reaction.

                  The object immediately flew SW at INCREDIBLE speed closer to the PW and his
                  house and hovered over a large lone tree in front of the house in the
                  adjacent pasture or field. PW described this burst of speed as unbelievably
                  fast. He described the object in this closer location as being at the '10
                  o'clock position,' and that it was about 2 inches long/wide AAL at that time.
                  PW stated that he was then able to see that there was actually a solid
                  structure behind the lights, and it appeared to be a dull gray or very much
                  like brushed stainless steel, similar to a DeLorean sports car or Greyhound
                  bus coloration. Shortly thereafter, six additional similar objects appeared
                  and began flying and zipping around the tract of land, moving faster, then
                  slower, but never again with the incredible speed described above when Object
                  #1 went from the 2 o'clock to the 10 o'clock position. PW stated that at one
                  time, three objects were stacked up in a hover, one above the other. These
                  events went on with no sound or other unusual affects and at relatively low
                  altitude for about 30 minutes, and then suddenly all of the objects
                  simultaneously vanished. This writer separately interviewed the 18 year old
                  son who first spotted the craft and alerted his father. He said that a
                  bright light on the field first drew his attention outside and he went inside
                  to rouse his dad. His account was similar to his father's, adding that they
                  zipped around, going off, coming back, no sound, and that he noticed four of
                  the objects side by side in a sort of formation right before they vanished.
                  Also interviewed was the 14 year old son, whose description was similar,
                  however the lights earlier described as being red appeared more orangish to
                  him. Along with his father, he also provided a sketch. The wife of PW had
                  similar descriptions, but said she was more aware of the bright lights on the
                  object's mid-line than anything else, and that she was VERY upset about the
                  event, having never experienced anything like it before. She added she was
                  very tired or weak the next day, but said it might be from just being up
                  late. Daughter-in-law of PW, the fifth witness, was not available for
                  interview. The PW was also perplexed by an event occurring a week or more
                  earlier than that described above. He indicated that a close friend had
                  visited for an overnight stay and had camped out on a remote part of the
                  property. The next morning before departing, he asked the PW if he had
                  pulled a joke on him during the night, asking if the PW had sneaked down to
                  his camp and shined the night fishing spotlight on the wall of his tent. The
                  PW said no that he had not done that. His friend indicated that during the
                  night an extremely bright light had shown through his tent wall, and he had
                  thought it might have been the PW doing it. This individual was not
                  available for interview, but was described as a male, 36 year old advertising
                  executive and licensed pilot.

                  George Lainhart is a police SWAT rifle marksman and worked for me before my
                  retirement as Chief of Police in College Park. Lainhart still serves in this
                  SWAT capacity, and brought along some of his laser range finding equipment
                  used in his tactical enforcement duties. George zeroed the trees indicated
                  as being illuminated by the first object at the 2 o'clock position and found
                  the range to be 336 yards from the front of the house (PW had estimated 500
                  yards). Next he zeroed the lone tree in the front field at the 10 o'clock
                  position to which the object moved at blazing speed to then once again hover,
                  and found the range to be 74 yards. Lainhart then proceeded to check on foot
                  as much of the property as he could reach, with nothing of any importance
                  found and made photos of the area.

                  The PW is a 39 year old acoustical technician, married with 2 children.
                  Besides his employment with a major acoustical company, he lives on this
                  former plantation as a caretaker, living in the historic house and looking
                  after the grounds. Having grown up within sight of Hartsfield Airport, this
                  PW certainly knows what should and should not be in the sky, and the various
                  appearances aircraft might take in their flight. Discussions with him about
                  aviation in general proved this out. I found the PW seemingly forthright,
                  with a good grasp on reality.

                  About 3:30 AM, upon leaving my night surveillance at the event site, I
                  located Officer Josh Hobbs of the Whitesburg Police Department whose patrol
                  zone includes the event site, but had no information regarding UFO reports
                  earlier in the summer. He also serves as a Carroll County Deputy Sheriff.
                  He did advise me that he would check with his associates and call me if he
                  gained any information. The local convenience store personnel, the Newnan
                  Georgia State Patrol Post were contacted, but no one had heard or seen UFOs.
                  A unique feature of this case is that there is a LARGE Georgia Power Company
                  generating Plant Yates about 1 mile south of the event site. My efforts to
                  enter and speak with the security personnel were in vain due to the
                  high-level security lock-down.

                  The PW and his family had the perfect 'viewing stand' on a small hill
                  overlooking the property to experience this event. It was absolute quiet
                  with good weather conditions, with benefit of binoculars, with 30 minutes of
                  observation time, and a low level, relatively up close experience. Outside
                  of some sort of super advanced, highly technological, super secret man-made
                  craft Ufologists know nothing about, this did not appear to be a man-made
                  object(s). The object made no sound; and moved from a hover to absolutely
                  blinding speed from the 2 o'clock position to the 10 o'clock position to
                  another hover. These objects made intricate joint maneuvers when other
                  objects appeared; all vanishing simultaneously as if a light switch was
                  turned off. Of course to be ridiculous, standard aircraft from Hartsfield
                  International or Dobbins AFB might be considered because their approach
                  patterns can be seen MANY miles away to the N and NE...tiny pin point lights
                  with which the PW was intimately familiar...he pointed them out to me during
                  my night surveillance. The investigation indicates the family is being
                  truthful and a hoax is very unlikely.

                  Someone not accustomed to the quick methods Ufologists use to size a distant
                  object wpuld be caught unawares. The close to matching size estimation at
                  1008 feet and 222 feet (2.22 feet difference) tends to demonstrate the PW is
                  being truthful in his account and his estimation of approximate size at both
                  locations. If he was being deceitful, the PW had no time when asked these
                  questions, to figure out what to say in order to keep everything
                  approximately consistent in size. I do not feel that a man-made object or
                  other 'normal' celestial or atmospheric occurrence was responsible for this
                  event. I classify this case as SIGNIFICANT. Thanks to Tom Sheets. The
                  details, maps and sketches of the case can be seen at WUFOD

                  FLORIDA THREE OBJECTS WITH LIGHT BEAMS

                  MIAMI -- The former Army witness while driving next to a dimly lit park, on
                  January 16, 2002, and noticed a bright red "flair-like" light in the sky. It
                  had a tail like a comet, but it faded away. The light continued to "glide"
                  forward until it slowed almost to a halt and split into three red lights, but
                  a less intense red. The first object continued on the same path, but the
                  other two stayed behind to form a triangle and became a white halogen lights
                  aligned and parallel to each other. Those two lights began going up and down
                  like the cylinders of an engine and disappeared as the first red light
                  continued and disappeared. Shortly after the sighting, when the car was
                  parked and the key was out of the ignition, one of the windows was left down.
                  The passenger pushed the button for the window and without the key in the
                  ignition, the window rolled up. To our surprise, all of the windows were
                  operating with the ignition off. After a minute or so, the windows stopped
                  like the battery had died. Later we noticed a military search plane circling
                  at low level in the same area.

                  PORT CHARLOTTE -- The witness was traveling south on I-75 on January 16,
                  2002, at 7:40 PM, when a formation consisting of three lights was sighted.
                  One light was extremely light and two other were less bright but of equal
                  intensity. A light beam came from the large object, radiating downward and
                  moving back left to right once. The formation changed as the distance
                  between the bright object and the two lesser objects increased. Then a star
                  burst around one of the smaller lights. It looked like a burst of energy and
                  then the light disappeared. The second smaller light dropped further down
                  then became smaller. The large light became dimmer and then displayed
                  another burst of light and disappeared. Many cars pulled over to watch the
                  event unfold.

                  LAKE WALES -- On January 15, 2002, at around 7:00 PM looking up in the
                  northeast sky, we noticed a bright long white tail (thought exhaust) with 3
                  bright long orange bars in front of it at an angle. It traveled south for a
                  little while, then not a sweeping turn, but it turned left and went up and
                  away. As it turned we saw a big circle in the middle (silver in color,
                  seemed to twinkle) and two smaller circles on each side that seemed to drop
                  from the middle one and form a triangle. The smaller ones either faded out
                  or went faster out of view.

                  LIVE OAK -- The witness reports the UFO was hovering in one spot at 7:35 PM,
                  with three lights in a row on the sides of the saucer on January 15. There
                  was also a light on top. The witness stood staring at the UFO, as it got
                  closer and larger. He says, "I could only see the out line, but I couldn't
                  really see a color -- if it was a color it was a dark one. It all happened
                  in less than a minute, and it was gone in a flash"

                  LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The witness noticed an elongated orange light 15 degrees
                  above the horizon in the eastern sky about 7:30 PM, on January 15, 2002. It
                  was about the length of a fingernail at arm's length, and angled at about 45
                  degrees upward. This initial light seemed to 'grow' a tail which streamed
                  downward with a bright golden glow, stretching to one finger length (at arm's
                  length). The cone of the light itself did not move. The cone was like a
                  five-pointed star which extended slightly beyond the circular light center.
                  After about 25 seconds, the 'tail' shrunk back until only the original light
                  was visible. Then, from the center, two lights emerged and created a
                  triangular pattern, half a finger-length across at its widest span. These 3
                  lights were differently colored: red, blue, and gold. Two lights moved away
                  from the center one, creating a larger triangular shape. First the red, then
                  the blue light gradually faded out. Then the gold bottom light moved toward
                  the horizon where I lost sight of it.

                  SARASOTA -- While driving east, on January 15, 2002, I noticed a large gray
                  triangular object in the sky at about 45 degrees from me view. It was about
                  7:35 PM. It seemed to hover without a sound and eventually trees blocked my
                  view. It had a triangle shape with light at each point. (NUFORC Note: Event
                  may have been a missile launch, possibly from a submarine.) Thanks to Peter
                  Davenport NUFORC www.nuforc.com.

                  AVON PARK -- called to report tremendously bright orange light hovering over
                  the bombing range for several hours. These lights were hovering on both
                  February 5, and 6, 2002, during the early evening hours. Smaller lights were
                  observed around the huge center light. The light is so bright that it is
                  difficult to look directly at it. Rick speculated the light may be an orange
                  sodium vapor light aboard an unknown type of hovering craft. The light
                  appeared to be at an estimated 20,000 feet too high for helicopters. Thanks
                  to Rick Berstling Bellaire@....

                  ILLINOIS RED GLOWING CRAFT

                  CHERRY VALLEY -- The witness was driving home from work about 6:35 PM, going
                  west on State Street on January 9, 2002, and noticed a bright, glowing,
                  totally red craft moving across the sky, as if it's entire surface were lit
                  up in darkish red neon. The red was like that of a dark beaded glass
                  strawberry. It was flying high, at an altitude I'd expect to see planes, and
                  it moved south directly across as much of the sky in about a minute. When it
                  was in front of me it started to veer off to the southwest. At first, all I
                  saw was the totally red oval light. After a while it seemed to change
                  position, and then what looked like 4 red, glowing "legs" became visible. It
                  brought to mind some kind of bug or a crab, except that it had fewer legs.
                  The way it flew reminded me of a helicopter. There were no white or green
                  lights on the craft.

                  OKLAHOMA STROBING HORIZONTAL LIGHTS

                  ELK CITY -- Jim Hickman reports that, "On January 25, 2002, at 6:40 PM, I was
                  outside preparing to go to my day job, when I noticed an unusual light to my
                  east, I would guess it was about 12 miles from me at 10 degrees above the
                  horizon. It was a series of flashing/strobing white lights lined up
                  horizontally. The lights were very strange; some of the lights would
                  "flicker" while others would "strobe." I have never seen this type of lights
                  before on aircraft. I'm a retired air force aero medic, and I have had many
                  aircraft firefighting/rescue schools and I'm quite familiar with military
                  aircraft types. I received a similar sighting report in the same area a few
                  years ago, I have it detailed in my book, "5000 years of UFO's" by America
                  House publishing. The object appeared to be moving very, very slowly to the
                  south so I followed. I also turned on my radios, (I'm a ham radio operator,
                  KA5UFO), and tuned to the Clinton-Sherman ATC tower frequency, 119.6 along
                  with the local airport channel, 122.8, hoping to hear the aircraft talking to
                  the tower. No luck, then I remembered that the CSA field is closed to air
                  traffic until 7 am. This helped me to rule out an aircraft. It wasn't a
                  star, planet, weather balloon, blimp, or swamp gas. This object was in my
                  sight for about 5 minutes when it appeared to make a fast turn to the east,
                  and the lights "winked" out and it disappeared within 5 seconds. I will have
                  a full report filed with MUFON as soon as possible. Thanks to Jim Hickman
                  Author, TheHickmanReport.com, MUFON Research Specialist for Media Operations
                  www.mufon.com www.

                  WASHINGTON SILVER DISK

                  GRANITE FALLS -- The witness reports that on January 10, 2002, around 3:20
                  PM, when my mom and I were on our way home when I noticed a bunch of lights
                  and thought I saw a plane hovering above the mountains. The object began to
                  move closer in our direction. When we pulled up to the stop sign it was
                  almost over us and we could see that it was a round silver disk with colored
                  lights all around it. There was a smaller silver disk rotating in the
                  center. We got out of the car and we noticed that it made no noise and
                  headed west towards the water.

                  CALIFORNIA WATER LIGHTS FLY

                  POINT MUAGU -- The witness was by a campsite at 4:30 AM near the naval base
                  on January 11, 2002, when he saw two lights moving in the water with a light
                  about 100 feet above. The one in the air started to move side to side in a
                  strange way. The two in the water began to move with it. The way they moved
                  was like no plane. The one in the air started south towards Malibu, that's
                  when others that looked like stars began to follow, and scan the waters as if
                  it was a group project. The objects were airborne for thirty minutes and
                  were gone. The lights in the water never took off they seem to dive.

                  CANADA BOOMERANG SHAPED, WHITE, RED LIGHTS,

                  CAMBRIDGE -- The witness reports, "It was about 9:15 PM on January 27, 2002,
                  when my boyfriend and I went out to look at the stars. He was looking
                  through the binoculars for several minutes, when I heard him gasp, and he
                  pointed. There was an object with bright lights ascending from the tree's
                  that stopped and hovered there for about a minute then it slowly flew above
                  the house making no noise. Just as it was over the house it picked up speed
                  and flew out of sight. The black or gray UFO was the shape of a boomerang.
                  The lights were spectacular white along the top and one red one on the
                  bottom.

                  CHILI TV FILMING

                  LOTA -- Chilean TV cameraman captured nine apparent UFOs, traveling swiftly
                  across the skies of Region VIII. These objects are difficult to determine,
                  even in clear blue skies, and move from left to right of shot [meteors,
                  perhaps? Santiago Channel 13, is still carrying the video in RealPlayer
                  format can be viewed via http://www.tele13.cl/cgi-bin/link.exe/

                  BUTACO -- Researchers of the OVNIVISION Chile group were able to witness the
                  transit of a UFO and capture images of this strange luminous body through a
                  video camera and a still camera. The capital of the Mallecas region has
                  recorded a significant number of UFO sightings in recent months. The ufology
                  team visited the Corazon de Maria Church, where they were had the privilege
                  of making a sighting. While photos were being taken, they were able to
                  witness the transit of a strange luminous body over the clear skies over
                  Angol at 8:10 PM for five minutes Thanks to the. Institute of Hispanic
                  Ufology. and Jaime Ferrer, Calama UFO Center. Translation (C) 2002

                  SCOTLAND FLYING TRIANGLE

                  COATBRIDGE -- Mark Fraser reports, "A few friends phoned me on Sunday, (Feb
                  3, 2002?) to tell of a UFO (or supposed UOF) sighting over region of
                  Coatbridge direction." They were coming back from Glasgow via Hamilton and
                  noticed three distinct very bright yellow white lights in triangular shape
                  and pulsing in the middle area. Supposedly it was very high up and
                  disappeared for a few seconds to only to return again shortly thereafter.
                  They are generally sound people and sounded quite shaken after seeing it.
                  Personally my money is on the triangular USA military crafts. Thanks to
                  "Mark Fraser" Scottish Big Cats.
                  http://scotcats.tripod.com/mysterycatsofscotland/ anxi50@...,
                  UFOScotland and Joe Haas ufonh@...

                  TURKEY UFOs OBSERVED AND FILMED

                  ADIYAMAN -- At around 11:00 PM on the night of January 26, 2002, the General
                  Directorate of Police in Ad�yaman received a phone call informing that a
                  brilliant flying object was observed at the eastern side of the city. The
                  Police called the patrolman on duty at Ad�yaman-Kahta highway at the eastern
                  side of the city by radio, who also confirmed sighting of the brilliant
                  object flying in the sky. The Chief of Police was notified and a police team
                  was sent to the area equipped with night cameras. They spotted the brilliant
                  object, which was rotating around its own axis and spreading out colorful
                  lights, and managed to film for around 5 hours. The following night, at
                  around 2.15 AM, two similar flying objects were observed. The objects were
                  also filmed by the watch guard of the Security Directorate between 2:29 and
                  3:00 AM. The Chairman of Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center, Haktan
                  Akdogan talked with the Governor of Ad�yaman Halil Is�k on the phone about
                  the incident. Governor Is�k reports five UFOs were observed. Twenty police
                  officers and hundreds of civilians witnessed this incident. The film was
                  sent to Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center.

                  VIDEO ANALYSIS: Five objects are viewed which are glowing, moving and much
                  more brighter than any star or planet. At close-ups, the objects are
                  rotating around their own axis. Enlarged by computer the objects were
                  scattering around lights in various colors. The brightness and proximity of
                  the objects reveal they were inside the atmosphere. The light beams spread
                  out by the UFOs have been measured by spectral photometer, which also
                  confirmed that the objects were in motion. The objects hovered and then
                  started moving unlike aircraft. The glowing objects do not make any sound
                  and exhibit an advanced technology and do not fit any category of
                  conventional aerial devices. Thanks to Haktan Akdogan, Chairman of Sirius
                  UFO Space Sciences Research Center, www.siriusufo.org .
                  Editor's Note: A powerful earthquake toppled numerous buildings in central
                  Turkey on February 3, 2002, killing at least 42 people. Seismologists feel
                  there may be a connection between the UFO lights and "earthquake lights,"
                  that may have predicted the earthquakes. It is known that flying lights
                  often occur before earthquakes and serve as a warning. We send our
                  condolences to the families in Turkey.

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                    FILER'S FILES #07-2002 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
                    George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
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                    UFOs were observed over Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, North
                    Carolina, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, California, Canada, Puerto Rico, and
                    Argentina. Sam Donaldson, TV News Journalist anticipates first contact this
                    year. Help from London for abductees. Officers in California and Missouri
                    report UFO sightings.

                    NASA PROPOSES ATOMIC ROCKET PROGRAM

                    NASA plans to develop atomic-powered rockets that could greatly increase the
                    speed of spacecraft and nuclear reactors to energize outposts on distant
                    planets. The 2003 NASA federal budget proposes to spend $46.5 million to
                    begin developing nuclear electric rockets and $79 million more to build
                    atomic-powered generators that can fly on spacecraft. Eventually NASA would
                    eliminate chemical rockets that are relatively slow. To travel greater
                    distances much more powerful and faster propulsion systems are needed. In
                    the last hundred years man first flew powered aircraft in 1903 at a few miles
                    an hour with the Wright Brothers plane to 14,000 mph to go into orbit around
                    Earth. The next hundred years should see a similar increase in speed.
                    Generally NASA's Spacecraft are powered by solar cells that convert sunlight
                    to electricity. Once the Spacecraft reach distant planets the sunlight is
                    often so dim that there is little electrical energy for instruments. It is
                    apparent our space technology is slow compared to the high speed passes made
                    by alien UFOs. It is apparent we're using comparatively primitive
                    technology. We're in contact with various NASA personnel who are very
                    frustrated by NASA's unwillingness to look at their own videos of high
                    performance spacecraft that can literally fly circles around our own shuttle
                    missions. It would seem NASA would attempt to study the alien technology but
                    there seems to be a feeling if we don't acknowledge they are there, maybe
                    they'll go away. I've have noticed the Shuttle crews and NASA use various
                    code words for UFOs. Everything from Santa Claus to fast moving stars.

                    NASA envisions rockets using nuclear fission or fusion that could fire for
                    months, driving the spacecraft to greater and greater speeds. The Disclosure
                    Project has the testimony of hundreds of FAA, military and intelligence
                    personnel who have seen documents and in some cases have been inside
                    recovered alien craft. There is more evidence than most people realize.
                    Weekly there are dozens of eyewitnesses, photographs, video, cattle
                    mutilations and landing traces all pointing to alien craft. Many scientists
                    admit there is likely alien intelligence on other planets in the universe.
                    This intelligence may be thousands of years ahead of our technology.
                    Additionally, they only have to make the trip once to be seen in our skies.
                    We have the testimony of respected professionals to help us determine what is
                    actually happening. The aliens could have underground or undersea bases, or
                    bases orbiting our planet. Former CIA Director and Navy Admiral Roscoe
                    Hillenkotter in 1960 stated: "Unknown objects are operating under
                    intelligent control��It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and
                    their purpose."

                    Daniel Fry an Aerojet-General engineer was doing field work at White Sands
                    Missile Range when he heard a voice booming out of a saucer hovering above
                    him. It was actually a space probe and the alien stated his race had
                    inhabited earth tens of thousands of years before. He said, "They now live
                    in life-support spaceships and that their life spans are over twice that of
                    humans." Fry claimed after his initial encounter he was contacted again by
                    the alien who claimed he had readapted to earth's environment, and was posing
                    as an international businessman. The report sounds outlandish, but Fry made
                    a detailed engineering report on how the alien craft functioned and its
                    propulsion system. His description of acceleration by a force identical in
                    nature to a gravitational field in the book, "Steps to the Stars" led MIT
                    Professor of Electrical Engineering Parry Moon to assert that, "A more
                    rigorous treatment might be of great value to scientists. Source is "UFOs
                    Politics, God and Science" by Dr. Robert Trundle. The point is that a
                    respected engineer was told that the aliens visiting Earth live aboard
                    spaceships, and even live among us. A trusted Admiral and the first Director
                    of CIA told us they are here, and he devoted the remaining part of his life
                    to help bring out the truth. As Director of NICAP, he told us, its time for
                    the truth to be brought out about UFOs. But through official secrecy and
                    ridicule many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are
                    nonsense," from Bruce Maccabee, "What the Admiral Knew" International UFO
                    Reporter, Nov 1986. The following high quality witnesses are spotting UFOs
                    daily!

                    CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK AND VERMONT SEE FIREBALL?

                    NORTH CANAAN -- The Boston Globe article states, that area residents report
                    hearing a sonic boom, and seeing a fireball. Authorities found no evidence
                    of a plane crash but many people saw a fireball, Saturday afternoon, February
                    9, 2002. Police, firefighters, and airports received calls at about 2:30 PM
                    from people who described seeing a fireball in the sky, hearing a sonic boom
                    and an explosion. "It looked like a long metal item, and another said it
                    looked like a piece of metal with a fireball,'' said a police dispatcher at
                    Troop B, who refused to give her name. David Paine, a state police spokesman
                    in Massachusetts said officials believe it could have been a meteor. ''There
                    were a number of calls for sighting of fireballs and sounds of sonic booms in
                    Russell, Montgomery, Pittsfield and into New York state,'' said Lt. Paul C.
                    Maloney, another spokesman for the Massachusetts state police. ''We did send
                    an aircraft in the areas (where the sightings were reported) and they saw
                    nothing at that time.'' The Federal Aviation Administration, which received
                    calls from southern Vermont and western and central Massachusetts, said it
                    had no reports of missing aircraft and had been told by the North American
                    Aerospace Defense Command there were no military activities taking place.
                    Thanks to the Boston Globe. Feb 10 2002

                    NEW HAMPSHIRE BRIGHT BLENDING LIGHTS

                    FREMONT -- The witness was asked by his wife to come outside at 10:00 PM,
                    January 20, 2002, and look at a ball of light that had been just sitting
                    across Route 107 that she had observed while taking the dogs out. He came
                    out to see two bright balls of light no more than 2000 feet away across the
                    street in a sand pit. The lights were a blend of red, green, blue and white.
                    The larger one was three car lengths in a circle, about sixty feet in
                    diameter, while the smaller light was about two car lengths in a circle.
                    They were about fifty feet above the treetops. The smaller of the two fled
                    northeast at a high rate of speed and the other one hovered above the
                    treetops. It hovered back and forth and up and down for about eight minutes.
                    And the weird thing was it made NO SOUNDS! Not a hum, not a whisper! Then
                    it gradually continued over Route 107 and headed off toward Danville, NH area
                    at 20 to 25 MPH at about fifty feet above the trees. The witness states,
                    "After researching, I found that we have a power grid about a mile away."
                    Thanks to Peter Davenport Director National Reporting Center, www. NUFORC.com

                    MASSACHUSETTS OCTAGON UFO WITH BRIGHT RED AND WHITE LIGHTS

                    SOUTHWICK -- On January 16, 2002, the witness was outside at 10:15 PM, on
                    very clear night, when he heard what he assumed was an airplane. The witness
                    stated, "When it got closer I noticed that there were only red and white
                    lights (typically the planes that fly over here also have green lights and
                    that's why this caught my attention). The lights were very bright and as the
                    object got closer I saw that it was not a plane at all but an object that was
                    shaped very much like an octagon with bright red and white lights. I watched
                    as the object headed east. The lights were so bright that I could see the
                    object for several minutes a long way off. I called my sister in Springfield
                    (which is approximately 20 miles from here) and told her to go outside to see
                    if she could see a UFO. She saw the object but thought that it was a plane.
                    When I asked her if she saw any wings on the plane? She said, "She couldn't
                    see any wings, but could see another aircraft heading her way." What seemed
                    very strange was that both of the aircraft seemed to turn and fly back this
                    way. I watched until the object finally disappeared heading south. The
                    second aircraft was still in sight when the octagon shaped object
                    disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter .com

                    NEW YORK TWENTY HIGH FLYING METALLIC OBJECTS

                    NORTH TONAWANDA -- The witness was standing outside smoking a cigarette on
                    January 16, 2002, when he noticed about 20 objects moving northeast at 12:10
                    AM. They did not have exterior lights but they appeared to be metallic. The
                    witness stated, "When I first noticed them they appeared to be in a
                    formation, but they moved around in groups of about five into different
                    formations. They appeared to be very high and moving very quickly. They
                    were not aircraft that I've ever seen. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

                    SAM DONALDSON TV NEWS JOURNALIST ANTICIPATES FIRST CONTACT

                    WASHINGTON DC -- Steve Basset an UFO disclosure activist says he's doing his
                    best to help TV newsman Sam Donaldson live up to a New Year's resolution
                    about extraterrestrial contact. Steve Basset of the Extraterrestrial
                    Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC) doesn't think that Donaldson's
                    comment on ABC's "This Week" were at all tongue-in-cheek. "No," Basset told
                    The Electric Warrior, "He was quite serious, and he made essentially the same
                    resolution last year. On the first 2002 broadcast of ABC's "This Week" with
                    Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, Sam once again repeated his New Year
                    resolution that this would be the year we would make contact with
                    extraterrestrials. X-PPAC is making every effort to inform Sam (one of the
                    good guys in this town) that extraterrestrial contact is "old news" and he
                    can change his resolution to, "This is the year we finally have open
                    congressional hearings and the UFO/ET cover-up comes to an end." Thanks to
                    The Electric Warrior, warrior@.... and Those Who Know Don't
                    Talk http://www.electricwarrior.com/gallery/ewTrumanEisenhowerThumb.jpg

                    NORTH CAROLINA MOON MOVES IN FRONT OF CLOUDS

                    SPENCER -- Terri Bechthold writes, "I saw the strangest thing this morning
                    February 4, 2002, as I was taking my two dogs out for their recycling walk
                    before I left for work. I have to get up at 4 to leave my house for work by
                    5:00 AM. I always look up at the dark sky while my dogs are conducting their
                    business. I saw something I've never seen before and will never forget. I
                    saw the Moon halved, one side dark the other lighted and then moving clouds
                    only the clouds were passing behind the Moon. I immediately took my dogs
                    inside, grabbed my telescope, and looked to make sure it wasn't an optical
                    illusion. Lo and behold, the clouds were passing behind the Moon. Was it
                    really just an illusion? Thanks to Terri A. Bechthold.

                    FLORIDA LIGHTS OVER FOR HALF HOUR ON VIDEO

                    WINTER HAVEN -- Lee Malone wrote, "I was shocked to see a sighting in Lake
                    Wales last week in Filer's Files 5 since I live one town away. My wife and I
                    were leaving the in-laws on our way home and while facing towards Lake Wales,
                    we saw a very extremely bright light like the color of the sun yellowish
                    orange. I took it to be a flare or something, but suddenly it split into two
                    very bright lights and just hung about 20 degrees elevation from our vantage.
                    Suddenly three smaller lights dropped out of the bottom of the two and they
                    immediately went out. Then all at once a complete row of six appeared lower
                    about 4 degrees and stayed stationary and illuminated. I was a former MUFON
                    investigator trainee and prior Air Force Flyer so I know what we have in the
                    sky and I've never seen anything like this. This sighting occurred on
                    February 1, and again on February 3, 2002, and I have spoken to other
                    witness's. Please see attached photos I captured from video. One of pictures
                    has street lights in it but you can see the row of lights between them. At
                    first, I was truly inclined to think they were flares but something about
                    them was just too odd. I was able to observe them for 30 plus minutes and
                    flares last only a couple minutes. Also, on one night a sector of the sky
                    lit up like a Christmas tree and then just as sudden they all went out. I
                    realize C-130's drop illuminator flares and they do burn orange when the
                    canister burns up, but I've never seen it last over 20 minutes and stay
                    stationary. Thanks to Lee Malone. Photos can be seen at
                    www.filersfiles.com.

                    MISSOURI POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS UFO WITH RADAR

                    CAPE GIRARDEAU -- On January 26, 2002, a police officer observed a circular
                    object traveling southbound approximately 400 feet in altitude and no more
                    than 30 MPH. The object appeared to "float" over city and made no noise at
                    9:45 PM. The object was approximately 50 feet in diameter and white or a
                    "shiny" color which reflected light from below. The object was not
                    displaying its own lights and could only be seen from the reflection of
                    lights below. I aimed a handheld radar at the object, but did not receive a
                    reading. The sighting lasted for one minute. A report of the incident was
                    reported to the UFO Center by telephone following the event. ((NUFORC Note:
                    Witness was encouraged by his police department to report the incident. The
                    witness and Peter Davenport appeared on the Jeff Rense radio program on Feb.
                    12, using his correct name. Thanks to NUFORC

                    ARKANSAS LOW-MOVING UFO SIGHTED

                    BIGELOW -- On Friday, January 25, 2002, at 8:00 p.m., Daniel Williams was
                    burning brush on his property on Wayne Mountain, when he noticed an unusual
                    black cloud approaching from the west. I was clearing my property, cutting
                    and burning small-diameter pine trees on a bonfire five feet in diameter,
                    with seven-foot-tall flames. The sky was unusually clear with an extremely
                    bright three-quarter moon. I noticed an airplane blinking at the southern
                    horizon and to the west there was a black cloud gliding towards me no higher
                    than a 1,000 feet. The moon was reflecting off the curves of the nose of it,
                    as it came closer. No lights, no blinking as it approached." I stood there
                    and I realized that what I was seeing was very dark and shaped so damn
                    strangely. It was shaped like one of those 'candy corn' sugary candies, but
                    the front of it was blunt and it tapered back to an actual oval." I could
                    plainly see it drift by with no windows and no lights, but the streetlights
                    were reflecting on its underside. As it continued, I saw the UFO's stern
                    that had two large round, dark red, very dimly lit circles like dirty red
                    taillights of an automobile. Then I saw that they were surrounded by
                    segmented 'flaps' or raised areas that encircled the red circles and filled
                    each side of the oval rear." "I would guess this craft to be 100 feet (30
                    meters) long and 40 feet (12 meters) wide. I noticed it was cruising with
                    the right side of the craft lower than the left side, but it was maintaining
                    a straight line (course). It continued on out of sight, slowly floating." "I
                    realized that I was standing next to my fire, and 'they' could see me, too.
                    I was numb. "This thing did not look aerodynamic. The front wasn't pointed
                    enough. I realized that all airplanes must have (navigation) lights,
                    blinking all the time. This had nothing but those big eerie dark red
                    burners." Bigelow is 20 miles northwest of Little Rock. Thanks to ROUNDUP
                    Volume 7, #6, 2/5/02 Editor: Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup

                    KANSAS BLOB LANDS

                    WICHITA -- Dean Schreck writes, "I saw something in broad daylight a month
                    ago that still has me puzzled." It looked at first like a pod or capsule
                    like plane with balloon like distorted shape above it. As I drove closer,
                    the upper objects beneath had no cable, ropes or anything that I could see
                    connecting it to the bottom plane like object. The blobish shape of the
                    upper object gradually changed as the two shapes moved closer to the ground.
                    It came to look like one of those curved mattress-like parachutes viewed from
                    the side. I watched this for a couple of minutes or more. The object(s)
                    moved down behind some trees and out of sight. If this was a military
                    vehicle of some kind that was parachuting down to earth, it landed somewhere
                    in an open field on the edge of a well populated area. This makes no sense
                    to me, does it make sense to you? Thanks to Dean Schreck
                    http//explorer.msn.com

                    CALIFORNIA BORDER PATROL SPOTS A DOZEN DISCS

                    MEXICAN BORDER -- A Border Patrol Agent with the U. S. Immigration and
                    Naturalization Service reported he was on duty at in Jo Valley (spelling?) on
                    January 31, 2002, approximately 70 miles east of San Diego, when he witnessed
                    not fewer than a dozen disc-shaped objects pass over his vehicle. He stated
                    that his patrol dog, a German Shepherd, began acting strangely, and stuck his
                    head out an open window. At about the same time, the officer heard a
                    peculiar, low-pitched warbling sound. He looked out the front window of his
                    patrol vehicle, and was amazed to witness a disc-shaped object, with a dome
                    on its top, move slowly across the sky at a seemingly slow velocity. The
                    officer looked back to the area of the sky whence the disc apparently had
                    come, only to see a cluster of not fewer than a dozen, perhaps as many as 30,
                    discs, all identical in appearance to the first, moving across the sky from
                    west to east. The officer jumped out of his vehicle to get a better look at
                    the objects, when he noticed that there was a "boomerang-shaped" object in
                    the midst of the cluster of discs. He turned on his overhead flasher lights,
                    at which time the boomerang-shaped object appeared to accelerate away from
                    the cluster of discs, and fly very rapidly up into the dark morning sky, and
                    out of his sight.

                    The cluster of discs followed behind the boomerang, and all of the objects
                    disappeared from his sight, as well. The discs exhibited a white, or
                    yellowish, light around their flanges, which fluctuated in intensity. Also,
                    he reported, the discs appeared to have a black margin on their margin.
                    Except for the warbling sound he heard at the outset of the sighting, the
                    objects gave off no perceptible sound. The officer added that based on the
                    assumed distance the objects were from his location, had they been military
                    jets, the sound that would have emanated from the objects would have been
                    deafening. The officer estimated that the objects' diameter was "two or
                    three times the length of a city bus," or 100 to 150 feet. The officer's
                    supervisor confirmed to NUFORC that the officer had submitted a written memo
                    about the incident, and that the officer would not be permitted by his
                    commander to speak any further about the incident. Thanks to Peter Davenport
                    NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                    CANADA UFOs HAS 'X' ON ITS UNDERBELLY

                    HAMILTON, ONTARIO -- The witness says, "I was partying at a friend's house on
                    January 18, 2002, and everyone had fallen asleep by 5:00 AM. I decided to
                    clean up my friend's rather atrocious house and this required taking the
                    garbage outside. It was a clear night and as I placed the garbage bags into
                    the bin I noticed a bright light far away on the horizon. The light began an
                    unbelievable ascent into the sky. Because of the rate at which the object
                    could climb I first entertained the notion of this vessel being an
                    unidentified flying object. The light seemed to be emanating from one source
                    but if I glanced away for the briefest moment, the light appeared to be made
                    up of multiple lights that were arranged in a semicircle pattern. The object
                    had risen to an enormous height in the sky and I thought it was going to
                    disappear, when suddenly it began a descent with the velocity at which it had
                    previously risen. I remember a feeling of fright coming over me. As a
                    rational person I was terrified at the notion that something inexplicable
                    could exist, and yet here it was before me. The object was coming in my
                    direction as it descended. I lost sight of the object for a second and then
                    it reappeared directly overhead. I estimate it must have been about a
                    mile-and-a-half above the ground. It sliced through the clouds effortlessly
                    and as soon as it had appeared overhead, it was gone. The underpannel was
                    marked with an 'X' and had white lights outlining this shape. There appeared
                    to be a red light moving around the object in a circular pattern. I remember
                    hearing a low buzzing sound that accompanied the vessel as it flew overhead.
                    I was completely overwhelmed by the sight.

                    HOUSTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Brian Vike writes that numerous sightings are
                    continuing 700 miles north of Vancouver in the great Northwest. He says, "I
                    was just telling you a bit about the sighting on Friday, February 1, 2002,
                    when a UFO buzzed a car, well there has been another sighting last night
                    Monday, February 4, 2002. Again these two witnesses who reported hearing and
                    seeing an object (bright white light) are large business owners here in
                    Houston, BC, who are creditable folks. The wife heard a humming sound and
                    looked out a couple of windows before seeing a large bright light hovering
                    above the Bulkley River here in Houston. She then franticly called to her
                    husband who also witnessed this object. I hope to have a full report after I
                    get back from Vancouver. What a time to leave town for three days, but there
                    are sightings almost nightly plus reported cattle mutilations, and crop
                    circles all reported by reliable people. So lots going on out here right
                    now. Will keep you posted. Thanks to Brian Vike yogibear@...
                    (yogibear)

                    PUERTO RICO BALL OF LIGHT OVER TELEVISION TOWERS,

                    CERRO LA SANTA -- On Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 10:30 p.m. Mr. Luis
                    Marrero, a retired UFO researcher, was returning home along Route 52 (Las
                    Americas Expressway) from the city of Caguas to Ponce. As he reached the
                    vicinity of the Las Catalinas Mall, he realized that at 35 degrees altitude,
                    and very close to the giant television transmitters, he could see a static
                    ball of light. Luis told me that he estimated a 600-foot diameter for the
                    light. Upon reaching the toll barrier, he noticed that the white ball of
                    light increased in intensity. When this occurred, and after approximately 3
                    minutes had transpired, two smaller balls of light emerged from the white
                    light. One of them was yellow in color and the other blue. Both headed
                    vertically downward toward the forest below, where they vanished from sight.
                    He was unable to see them again. Just when the small lights--which Luis
                    described as having a size similar to auto headlights--vanished from sight,
                    the larger light vanished, evaporated or "shut off." Luis was surprised that
                    the towers' lights were off, something highly uncommon, since those lights
                    are always on. He thinks the white ball of light may have caused a blackout
                    in the area. On the following day (Thursday) there was a blackout in Cayey's
                    Barrio Beatriz, not far from where he had seen the light. Thanks to
                    Translation (C) 2002. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology and Lucy
                    Guzm�n http://www.ovni.net.and lornis1@...

                    ARGENTINA UFO PUTS ON A DISPLAY

                    CORDOBA -- South America's current UFO flap logged another encounter last
                    week, this time in Argentina. On Thursday, January 30, 2002, at 5: AM, two
                    young women were walking to work in the small town of Capilla del Monte, when
                    they spied an unusual light. "A UFO emanating rays of bright light colored
                    yellow, blue and white was seen by the two young women in the province of
                    Cordoba in central Argentina. The report, which was written in El Diario by
                    Jorge Suarez, said the UFO was first seen over the Cerro Las Gemelas (hill),
                    provoking terror in both of the witnesses. A third witness said the object
                    disappeared as it was rising at a dizzying velocity in front of the startled
                    gaze of both women." (See NotiOVNI for February 3, 2002. Thanks to Daniel
                    Munoz.

                    BUZZ ALDRIN, PURDUE ENGINEERS PLAN MARS HOTELS

                    Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is leading a team of
                    researchers, including engineers at Purdue University, to design a new class
                    of spacecraft that would serve as orbiting hotels perpetually cruising
                    between Earth and Mars. Thanks to NewsAlert
                    <sfn_newsalert@.... see full story at
                    http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0202/07marshotels/

                    HELP FOR ABDUCTEES

                    LONDON -- Karin an abduction researcher writes, "I usually have around 3 or 4
                    Experiencers I'm counseling at any time, from all around the world. I try to
                    find ways they can help themselves, as well as share how they can benefit
                    best from hypnotherapy (through preparation). There may be others who need
                    help? It's usually what we imagine that most frightens us. There was no one
                    to help me 16 years ago when I began to question my odd memories and
                    Experiences. Through learning hypnotherapy I discovered that I had all the
                    answers I needed inside myself; from working with others I now believe that
                    we all are connected to an Inner Wisdom which is trying to communicate with
                    us. We need to learn how to listen to it and then work together to integrate
                    what we've learned into brave, meaningful, happy lives. In return for my
                    client's anonymity, I'm given the right to share their stories. It may help
                    others to hear them! A great deal of the investigation and integration
                    process is discriminating amongst Experiences. They range from normal Aware
                    Sleep Paralysis, to out-of-body journeys, to being sexually abused by
                    invisible beings, to all the more 'normal' lights and trips and lessons of
                    the better known UFO abductee. Having one kind doesn't mean you've had them
                    all -- this is a common misunderstanding -- one which frightens many.
                    Although many folks experience trauma from having to acknowledge the odd
                    reality of alien interference in their lives, the real difficulty is in
                    facing further incidents, of whatever kind, even just psychic. I think I'm
                    helping to prepare them for these through self-analysis, a wider
                    understanding of the phenomena, and knowing protective techniques. My motto
                    is: I extend one hand in friendship and cover my ass with the other.
                    Shortly, I hope to put the exercises, Time Line instructions, and
                    discriminating list of similar types of Experiences on a web site, so folks
                    can just access it without having to contact me unless they need counseling.
                    I have put together exercises which greatly improve our ability to discern
                    memory from fantasy; I'd be happy to share them with Paul, or with anyone.
                    I'm currently creating a course on CE-IV and anomalous experience
                    investigation, therapy and counseling for the on-line College of Integrated
                    Therapies, here in London. For now, though, they'll have to write to me
                    first. I'm happy to help :-) Karin karin.h.h@...

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                      FILER'S FILES #08-2002 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
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                      UFOs were observed over Vermont, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio radio flap, Texas,
                      California, and controversy in Turkey. Abductees wanted for scientific study.

                      GENERAL GEORGE S. BROWN -"THEY WEREN'T CALLED UFOs"

                      In 1968, I briefed General Brown the USAF Chief of Staff most mornings on the
                      intelligence situation in Vietnam. Later, at a press conference on October
                      16, 1973, he stated:

                      "I don't know whether this story has ever been told or not. They weren't
                      called UFOs They were called enemy helicopters. And they were only seen at
                      night and they were only seen in certain places. They were seen up around
                      the DMZ (demilitarized zone) in the early summer of 68. And this resulted
                      in quite a little battle. And in the course of this, an Australian destroyer
                      took a hit and we never found any enemy, we only found ourselves when this
                      had all been sorted out. And this caused some shooting there, and was no
                      enemy at all involved but we always reacted. Always after dark. The same
                      thing happened up at Pleiku at the Highlands in 69. Department of Defense
                      Transcript of press conference in Illinois.

                      VERMONT -- UNIDENTIFIED STRING OF BALL LIGHTS

                      SHAFTSBURY -- The witness was walking her dog in Shaftsbury Valley near Route
                      7A, when she saw lights in a string across the sky on January 20, 2002. The
                      string of ball lights were heading south towards Bennington about 6:00 PM.
                      The witness states, " I thought a plane was flying low that had lights strung
                      across the front of the plane and wings and was ready to crash." There was
                      absolutely no sound from the object." I then supposed I saw a searchlight
                      going across the mountains, but it did not really make sense since I heard no
                      sound of either a helicopter or plane. It appeared to be a string of beaded
                      lights in a horizontal pattern. I ran inside and got my daughter and son to
                      come out and look at the strange object, since I had no clue what it might
                      be. The other witness reports, "My Mom brought my brother and me outside to
                      see some sort of object over the mountains with about fifty lights -- ones
                      you might see on a passing airplane. None of the lights were flashing as it
                      moved about halfway down the mountain. It moved slowly across the mountain
                      in a horizontal fashion, with a few lights disappearing from the left, and
                      then reappearing on the right. The sighting of this object frightened me.
                      It was moving south towards Bennington. The only thing that makes sense was
                      a UFO. Thanks to Peter Davenport National Reporting Center, www. nuforc.com

                      NEW JERSEY SIGHTINGS

                      OLD BRIDGE -- Sam Sherman writes , "My wife and I were driving home from
                      dinner on Cottrell Road coming to the intersection of Ticetown Road in the
                      Old Bridge area on February 15, 2002, about 9:05 PM and noted a large
                      whitish/yellow Planet-like object. I always check the sky for unusual
                      phenomena. Suddenly another lighted object emerged from this one and was
                      flashing various lights and heading in a southwest direction. I pointed this
                      out to my wife who felt it was a plane. I was about to dismiss it too --
                      when this object quickly looped around from the direction it was headed in,
                      to a circular arc -- heading east. Then it stopped dead in its tracks and
                      appeared like a star or planet frozen in its place. Gradually, it may have
                      been rising up, as it quickly became lost in the clouds and was obscured.
                      Thanks to Sam Sherman flexaret2@...

                      MORRISTOWN -- MUFON reports they received a sighting from two 30 year old
                      witnesses who saw a red light that changes to white with rings on February
                      12, 2002, at 8:10 PM for few minutes. The object was flying between 500 to
                      1000 feet in the northeast. It was blimp like, 50 feet in size with a
                      glowing surface. The object was blue-white with exterior white lights that
                      brightened and faded in and out. A dog was very curious about the sighting.
                      Thanks to WUFOD www.mufon.com

                      FLORIDA SIGHTINGS OF FIVE STATIONARY OBJECTS

                      HOLLYWOOD BEACH -- On January 20, 2002, the witness reports, "We were on the
                      beach on a warm summer afternoon, and had watched a plane take off over the
                      water and it crossed in front of the moon. Then my wife saw a light which
                      looked like a bright star about ten degrees from the moon. This was a clear
                      day with bright sun at 2:20 PM. About 5 degrees from the first object,
                      another appeared. After about ten minutes, three less visible (about 1/4 as
                      bright) objects appeared, in a straight line, two degrees below the lower
                      object and lined upward at about a 45 degree angle to the horizon. Because
                      these were less visible the two witnesses could not see them. All three of
                      us saw the first 2 objects. All objects seem to be stationary. With the
                      bright sun and clear skies I feel that what we saw was indeed 5 objects that
                      were stationary and the sun was hitting them at an angle to reflect light
                      towards earth. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                      OHIO FLAP DEVELOPS ON RADIO SHOW

                      CINCINNATI -- Some sort of UFO outbreak apparently occurred on February 18,
                      2002, as per Newsradio 700 WLW in Cincinnati according to Louise A. Lowry.
                      Callers to the station reported something near Blanchester, and other callers
                      said that something was seen over Zanesville, Ohio. I took an excited phone
                      call from Bill Jones of Ohio MUFON informing me of the action tonight, he
                      said that at some place in Ohio that Interstate 75 was "closed" due to
                      traffic stopping to observe a UFO. Jones informed that 2 people with OHIO
                      MUFON had also observed something that they couldn't explain. Sightings also
                      were reported from Atlanta. It could have been some sort of mass-sighting of
                      a fireball meteor. But the reports and times seem varied and from what I've
                      heard this is describing a hovering object with multicolored lights. BILL
                      BOSHEARS of the SCI-ZONE, took calls from a witness near Fairfield, Ohio
                      (Butler County) who reported seeing a UFO to the east of his location at
                      around 10:30 p.m. He said the object was visible for 30-minutes before it
                      moved due east towards Dayton. The caller speculated Wright Patterson AFB
                      involvement as per the object heading toward Dayton. Motorist heading east
                      on 125 near Amelia, Ohio around 10:00 p.m. observed colored lights in a
                      straight line, describing its sequence as blue, red, blue, red, blue, etc.
                      This caller also saw something else around 10:12 p.m. traveling near Eastgate
                      (Clermont County). Bill Boshears and his co-host, from their vantage point
                      in Mt. Adams (near Downtown, Cincinnati), said that they stepped to the
                      window and saw an object with 3-lights rapidly fly through the sky. Both
                      carried on over this object and suggested it was a UFO.

                      Don Weatherby, database coordinator for MUFON website (WUFOD), called in to
                      the station around 11:20 p.m. to ask the listeners to submit reports to their
                      online database. One caller claimed to have taken 15-pictures and Boshears
                      said he would post them on his website www.scizone.com. Another caller said
                      that he was on Interstate 70 headed eastbound through Richmond, Indiana when
                      he saw an object close to the ground. The caller said, "The object went
                      straight-up then straight back down and made a 'left turn." He said there
                      was a green and red object toward Dayton, and a third one with red and blue
                      lights. There were two more following 'vertical' to each other. Boshears
                      asked if it hovered? The caller said they were moving fast and made a hard
                      left turn. Tim from Dayton said that he saw something with blue and red
                      heading south, and that it could not have been a helicopter. He said it made
                      a sharp angular turn and made the sound of a 'broken-down aircraft.'

                      Boshears added that the object he saw over downtown Cincinnati made a sharp,
                      angular turn. and the object was 'not a jet aircraft.' Another caller said
                      that at 10:55 p.m. he saw lights coming out of the south from his vantage
                      point near Mason, Ohio, near Interstate 75. This caller said that he saw an
                      object with two white lights and one red light that flashed like a strobe.
                      He also said that there were six objects separately heading north-northwest
                      that seemed to approach Hamilton, Ohio (Butler County). This man claims to
                      be in the army and said he would know a helicopter or plane if that was what
                      this was. He said another object came out of the west and attempted to
                      intercept the first object, which he said was visible for the past
                      40-minutes. The last object was moving at a high-rate of speed. Mike in
                      Oakley called Boshears and said, he stepped on his porch after hearing the
                      radio program and saw one object head south and then saw a few more seeming
                      to fly around the Oakley area heading east. This caller said the object
                      looked like a standard swept-wing military aircraft. Boshears complained
                      that his 'chatroom' was flooded with people from all over the country
                      reporting UFOs. Boshears has returned after a commercial break, very winded,
                      claiming now to see three objects to the west of Cincinnati that have
                      appeared in perfect alignment, one after another. He is saying this is
                      'unbelievable' and his co-host also agrees that these are not airplanes. I
                      should inform that from his vantage point in Mt. Adams, air traffic to the
                      Greater Cincinnati Airport will come in from that direction, over Delhi and
                      into northern Kentucky. When I stepped outside moments ago I did not see any
                      air traffic, but for a Sunday night that's not out of the ordinary. (P.S., I
                      notified a contact in Clermont County who advised around 11:15 p.m. of seeing
                      six-planes lined up in that area, routine Airborne Express traffic to
                      Wilmington Airport.

                      Larry, south of Lexington, Kentucky, called in to report that at the
                      I-75/I-64 split in Lexington he saw an object with a puzzling light pattern
                      that strobed like an ambulance, and two objects heading south. Dave on a
                      cellphone called, said he was headed eastbound on 70 at mile marker 46 says a
                      huge diamond-shaped white light shooting intermittent strobe lights down at
                      the ground. The caller said it was standing still about 300-yards away from
                      him. He said it was stopping traffic on the interstate. Boshears said that
                      truckers across the Midwest are talking about this on CB radios. Boshears
                      had said that WPAFB had told "him" that they had nothing going on. I presume
                      that since he said this, he had called WPAFB or someone in the newsroom had
                      called WPAFB. Thanks to Louise A. Lowry. SHnSASSY1@...,
                      http://www.ufoxfiles.com/WorldOfTheStrange/default.asp

                      TEXAS SPHERE SIGHTED BY SEPARATE WITNESSES

                      FORT WORTH -- On Thursday, January 31, 2002, the following three sightings
                      occurred about 9:55 PM. The witness reports, "We where traveling east in N.
                      RICHLAND HILLS when we saw a glowing bluish/green object soar through the sky
                      many times faster than any man made craft." At first it was a bluish color
                      then as it got farther away, it turned more greenish. The whole time it had
                      a bright white light behind it.

                      HELOTES --- The witness and his wife were watching the moon just rising in
                      the eastern sky, when they saw a large bluish white sphere looking light
                      traveling at high rate of speed along the eastern sky. It was moving north
                      to south parallel to the curvature of the horizon. It traveled for
                      approximately 30 seconds at a tremendously high rate of speed. As it
                      disappeared into the southeastern sky it almost looked like afterburners of a
                      fighter jet.

                      DALLAS -- The witness who is a commercial pilot and his wife spotted a rocket
                      like object with a bright bluish-white afterburner like streak of light
                      traveling north to south over NE Dallas heading toward Houston at about 10:00
                      PM. The witness stated, "The approximate altitude was 10,000 to 20,000 feet
                      with a speed over 500 mph with a trajectory like that of a rocket." No sound
                      or structure was heard nor seen. Sky condition: CAVU and called Air Traffic
                      Control (Fort Worth Center), they had a number of calls concerning the
                      object. They have no idea what it was other than possibly a satellite
                      returning to earth. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.nuforc.com

                      CALIFORNIA FLYING CHEVRON

                      BANNING -- A government employee reports seeing a structure of lights,
                      resembling the Phoenix Lights, in front of the mountains on January 23, 2002,
                      at 7:10 PM. The witness reports, "I live up the hill on Bluff Street and
                      driving down the hill, my wife pointed out a pattern of lights that resembled
                      the Phoenix Lights. There were 6 to 7 lights in that similar pattern, with
                      the pattern tilted about 5 degrees from level at a very low altitude of about
                      1,500 feet. The object looked about one mile across, perhaps, even bigger in
                      size. It was enormous. After watching the object for some minutes, I
                      decided to get a better look. The object was initially near the Morongo
                      Indian Casino off the 10 freeway... In 10 to-15 seconds, we saw it move and
                      now appeared to be over the Palm Springs International Airport. They had to
                      see whatever the hell this thing was...absolutely no mistake about it. We
                      lost sight of it after ten minutes. The lights were of a goldish, coppery
                      color...very distinct...could not miss this object. The sky conditions were
                      absolutely clear...unlimited visibility.

                      MONITORING ABDUCTIONS SCIENTIFICALLY

                      Mark Rodeghier writes, Are UFO abductions physically real events? When an
                      abduction occurs, are there measurable changes in the environment that will
                      confirm that an abduction occurred and, perhaps, help us understand the
                      forces behind these events? We each have our beliefs about what is causing
                      people to report abduction experiences, ranging from aliens,
                      extra-dimensional beings, to odd psychological conditions or sleep paralysis,
                      but it has been very difficult to get definitive evidence for any particular
                      theory. Some investigators over the years have attempted to use a video
                      camera in the bedrooms of abductees to obtain physical proof of an abduction
                      event. These efforts, though, have met with little documented success.
                      If abductions are, at least in some instances, physically real, then we would
                      expect that those beings doing the abductions would leave some trace in the
                      environment. Even if super-aliens have the ability to transfer a person
                      through a bedroom wall to a waiting UFO, that doesn't imply that the
                      environment in the bedroom would be unaffected while the transfer was
                      occurring. Based on this assumption, the UFO Research Coalition (composed of
                      MUFON, the Fund for UFO Research, and the Center for UFO Studies) decided
                      several years ago to initiate a research project to monitor the potential
                      physical changes associated with an abduction event. Our working hypothesis
                      is that some physical changes must occur during a real abduction event
                      (although we are uncertain as to exactly what these might be).

                      The official name of the project is the Ambient Monitoring Project, or AMP
                      for short. Specifically, we have constructed a device that is placed in the
                      home of an abductee and left there for about 4-6 months. The device is small
                      and attractive, about as big as a woman's makeup case, designed to blend into
                      the home. It records various physical parameters and stores the information,
                      which is then downloaded to the computer of our project engineer (Tom Deuley,
                      a longtime MUFON official) every day. While the device is in her home, the
                      abductee keeps a daily journal of experiences related to the abduction
                      phenomenon. Then, when the data collection period is over, the journal will
                      be matched up to the physical data to see what was recorded at those times
                      when a person thinks that she may have been abducted, or something similarly
                      odd occurred. The project officially began in the spring of 1998. Those
                      most involved with the project include Rob Swiatek from the Fund, myself from
                      CUFOS, and Tom Deuley. AMP started with the development of two prototype
                      devices, used in three pilot cases. From this experience, we constructed the
                      final monitoring device, which was used for the first case in the summer of
                      2000. As of this writing, we consider the project a success: we have
                      successfully collected data from several abductees with few technical
                      problems. This project would not have been possible without the assistance
                      of some very supportive abduction investigators and, most important, some
                      generous and cooperative abductees and their spouses and family. We thank
                      them profusely. The identities of those involved will be protected and kept
                      confidential, per normal scientific ethics that mandate how to deal with
                      human subjects. We are following standard research protocols in this project
                      in every possible respect. This includes the recording and analysis of the
                      data. Our project engineer, who collects the data, has no idea what is
                      recorded in the journal by the abductees. And the abductees and UFO
                      investigators are not told what the device has recorded. The data will be
                      archived and later, when the project has ended, be compared and correlated to
                      determine what can be learned.

                      We follow this protocol-which means that there are no results yet to report
                      in this article-because it is crucial in the study of anomalies to design
                      rigorous research that removes any chance to alter the data to fit some
                      preconceived notion. As we know, there are skeptics and debunkers who are
                      only too happy to find deficiencies, real or imagined, in any serious
                      research project. The results of AMP, whether positive or not, will
                      potentially be quite important for Ufology. Obtaining physical confirmation
                      of an abduction event would be an important advance in our study of UFOs.
                      Finding no physical evidence of abduction events would be open to several
                      interpretations, but it would be just as important a finding. We are always
                      searching for additional abductees willing to volunteer for this project, and
                      that is where you can help. We need investigators who know of abductees who
                      might want to participate, and we need abductees who are willing to be a part
                      of this study. There are no costs involved, as our research grant is
                      sufficient to cover such things as a second phone line, which is necessary in
                      some homes. If you are interested in volunteering to participate or help
                      with this research, please let us know as soon as you can. After you contact
                      us, and we decide whether you meet the selection criteria, we will send you
                      additional information to explain your tasks and answer all your questions.
                      You can contact Tom Deuley, the project engineer, by e-mail at
                      tdeuley@..., by phone at 210-804-0552, or by mail at 2827 Sir Phillip
                      Drive, San Antonio, TX. 78209.

                      Editor's Note: I have participated in abduction research and we were able to
                      capture strange moving lights on the video camera late at night. A pet cat
                      watched the light as it floated about the room, although the abductee was not
                      aware of the light. We can speculate the light was a reconnaissance vehicle
                      prior to an abduction, or the light represents an electrical-magnetic anomaly
                      strong enough to cause the abductee to fantasize. But the light is visible
                      for all to see and represents a fantastic potential for lights without an
                      electrical power source and wires. Capturing and understanding this light
                      represents potential for a new billion dollar industry.

                      HAWAII SIGHTINGS TWO MORNINGS

                      KAHANA BEACH -- Early in the morning, before dawn at 3:50 AM, the witness
                      retired attorney and marine naturalist and his wife saw a round, or spherical
                      object which was bluish green moving north at a high rate of speed just above
                      the surface of the ocean on both January 22, and again on January 26, 2002.
                      The witness reports, "I started to reach for my binoculars, but the object
                      flew out of sight before I could zero in on it." Four mornings later, at
                      about the same time, I saw an identical object moving in precisely the same
                      way over the same stretch of ocean. They live in a studio apartment directly
                      on the ocean and had a clear view of the object. They are both good
                      observers who have never before seen a UFO. He said, "During the second
                      sighting, I saw the object for a somewhat longer period of time, since I
                      leapt from my bed and went onto our waterfront deck, where I could observe it
                      a bit longer and watched it grow faint and disappear at a high rate of
                      speed." Thanks to NUFORC.

                      TURKEY EARTHQUAKE LIGHTS OR UFO FILM CONTROVERSY?

                      ADIYAMAN -- In summary, at around 11:00 PM on the night of January 26, 2002,
                      the General Directorate of Police in Ad�yaman received a phone call informing
                      that a brilliant flying object was observed at the eastern side of the city.
                      The Police confirmed sighting of the brilliant flying objects and filmed the
                      sighting for over five hours. The following night, at around 2:15 AM, two
                      similar flying objects were filmed by the watch guard of the Security
                      Directorate between 2:29 and 3:00 AM. Governor of Ad�yaman Halil Is�k
                      claimed five UFOs were observed. Twenty police officers and hundreds of
                      civilians witnessed this incident. The film was sent to Sirius UFO Space
                      Sciences Research Center whose analysis indicated it was a UFO. See Filer's
                      Files #6 for details.

                      ADIYAMAN -- Raimo Lonka from Finland writes, Regarding the recent UFO
                      sightings in Turkey. There is a quote from a Turkish UFO research
                      organization Sirius:" The glowing objects do not make any sound and exhibit
                      and advanced technology and do not fit any category of conventional aerial
                      devices." Another Turkish UFO research organization (TUVPO) reached quite a
                      different conclusion after their study i.e. the cause for the UFO sighting
                      was Earth(quake) Lights. (Link below). So it seems that the case is at least
                      a bit controversial and I would like to see the readers informed about this
                      controversy. However it's quite interesting how two "scientific" studies on
                      the same subject reach a quite different results. What might be the result
                      of the third study? Thanks to Raimo Lonka, Helsinki, Finland
                      http://www.tuvpo.com/proje/rapor/rapor127.html

                      Erol Erkmen writes, A short while ago, there were 2 different reports from 2
                      different Turkish groups about the Adiyaman UFO observations. One of the
                      groups was TUVPO and the other was Sirus. And as everybody agrees, the
                      analysis results of the TUVPO had put an end to the arguments (ref 4 & 5).
                      The event was accepted by Governor of Ad�yaman Halil Is�k d as ALP, which is
                      in a category of earthquake lights. And the day after, an earthquake
                      occurred on the same active fault plate. We published proof that indicates
                      the inaccuracy of the analysis reports and the declarations of the Sirus
                      group. Sirus claimed that they had analyzed the frames by using techniques
                      which, in fact, they do not have and declared that the event was UFO-related.
                      I had reported these to G.A. Filer myself and he asked me if the event was
                      UFO-related or not and e-mailed him that they were not. I believe that an
                      institution which publishes periodic newsletters for their members must
                      conduct serious research about the topics which they want to publish. Do I
                      need to remind that in the objective publication understanding, a link must
                      be given to the opposite side supporters? As a result, in your latest
                      reports, I saw that the coverage reflected only the Sirus side as UFOs - and
                      got dismayed about it. I've started to think that Filer's reports are not
                      reliable. Please give me the answers which will make me give up these
                      thoughts. And I also guess that your replies will attract lots of people's
                      interest. Regards; Erol Erkmen
                      Ref 1: http://www.filersfiles.com/curiousities/orbs.htm/ Ref2:
                      http://www.tuvpo.com/orb/orbeng.html/ Ref 3. Mysterious Aerial Lights Attend
                      Quake in Central Turkey, http://electricwarrior.com/ Ref 4:
                      http://www.tuvpo.com/spek/index2.html/ Ref
                      5:http://www.tuvpo.com/proje/rapor/rapor127.html.

                      (TUVPO) writes, "Explanations for these phenomena have ranged from social
                      misperceptions and delusions to some variant of mystical or extraterrestrial
                      intelligence." However the only testable concept that has been formulated to
                      date is the Tectonic Strain Theory or TST. It states that most UFO phenomena
                      are natural events, generated by stresses and strains within the crust of the
                      earth...A basic scientific motive, the understanding of nature and of the
                      hidden mechanisms within it, has stimulated the development of the TST; it
                      was never intended to serve a debunking function. The pursuit also has been
                      encouraged by the prospect of practical application. If ALP are indices of
                      tectonic strain and it generates earthquakes, then the possibility existed
                      that some form of ALP, such as UFO reports, could be used to help forecast
                      the locality or occurrence of earthquakes.

                      Editor's Note: Dear Erol, I receive a thousand e-mails a week, so sorry for
                      the delay.
                      I'm happy to present your argument for Earthquake Lights. Each group has
                      some strong arguments on their side, and I do not pretend to be an expert on
                      these lights. I have seen and chased structured UFOs, while both ground and
                      airborne radar's tracked the UFO, but I have personally never seen Earthquake
                      lights nor heard of them being tracked on radar. Most of my knowledge was
                      gained by attending a lecture by Paul Devereux at Princeton University and
                      reading his books. He showed numerous Earthquake lights during his lecture.
                      None appeared to fly like UFOs. Most simply looked like hovering or floating
                      lights close to the ground, similar to ball lightning. Most lasted for only
                      a few minutes apparently caused by stresses within the Earth.

                      Frankly, the Turkish Governor Is�k's' description of the lights sounded like
                      UFOs to me than Earthquake lights. However, without seeing the actual film
                      it is very difficult to make an assessment. I frankly was not aware of TUPOV
                      and felt Sirus' analysis was reasonable, because the descriptions matched UFO
                      activities. Earthquakes occur around the world almost daily and seldom are
                      Earthquake lights seen and then they are seldom observed above a hundred
                      feet in altitude and only for very short periods of time. These lights were
                      filmed for five to six hours by the police. According to your study their
                      was no seismic activity in the Province and the closest recorded seismic
                      activity was in Osmanive some 160 kilometers southwest much closer to the
                      Mediterranean Sea.

                      A major Earthquake occurred in Cay, Afyon on February 3, 2002, almost 700
                      kilometers northwest and a week later. I doubt if this would have much
                      bearing on Earthquake Lights in are almost always associated with
                      earthquakes. "Earth Lights Revelation" by Paul Devereux states, "Lights have
                      been reported down the generations by victims of earthquakes worldwide, but
                      were shunned by most modern scientists because of the anecdotal nature of the
                      evidence." Page 19. He states, "A third broad category of terrestrial light
                      phenomena is that of earthquake lights. They come in a wide range of
                      forms-such as streamers and aurorae-like displays across the sky, balls of
                      light, glows in the atmosphere, sparkles of light on hillsides, slow
                      lightning, and occur in association with some, but no means all earthquakes."
                      "They can appear before, during and after earth quake activity and sometimes
                      at distances of tens of miles from the epicenter of such seismicity." A
                      quote from John Derr Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

                      Since Earthquake Lights are generally believed to move along active faults,
                      we would need to plot the UFO movement in relation to any active fault lines.
                      As I understand the fault lines are dozens of miles north of the city.
                      Based on the descriptions the UFO movements they did not follow fault lines
                      and seemed to stay over Eastern where to my knowledge there has not been
                      active seismic activity. Furthermore, the multiple lights were filmed for
                      six hours and appear to have set the world's record by far for Earthquake
                      Lights. According to Paul Deverux, Earth Lights usually haunt certain
                      locations for hundreds of years. Generally the lights are associated with
                      tremors, are sighted near bodies of water, frequently there are minerals and
                      mines in the area, the lights generally issue in one direction, and are often
                      accompanied by gaseous material. Frequently, people actually see the lights
                      coming out of the Earth in basketball size balls. Dr. K. V. Ettinger of the
                      University of Aberdeen says,"I cannot imagine any process related to
                      piezo-luminescence which will generate lights high in the air.' Page 200.

                      I must admit my knowledge of this area of Turkey is limited although, I have
                      flown over the area on many occasions and have not seen or heard of similar
                      reports. I'm not aware of the mining of minerals in the immediate Ad�yaman
                      area, although if I remember correctly there are copper and chromium mines
                      east of the Euphrates River. I'm not aware of any fault lines running
                      through the city. I would be very interested in learning how Earthquake
                      lights can stay airborne at altitude for many hours, without any recorded
                      seismic activity? I would assume there is a seismograph in Adiyaman, that
                      would have recorded any underground disturbances? The last sentence of each
                      Filer's Files state: "Caution, most of these are initial reports and require
                      further investigation." Thousands of UFOs are reported each year over areas
                      where there are no fault lines. The following article may provide another
                      possibility since US Air Forces are stationed at Adana Air Base, Turkey not
                      very far away.

                      DISC-SHAPED SPYPLANE COULD HUNT FOR TERRORISTS

                      What looks like a flying saucer, takes off like a helicopter and flies like a
                      plane? The next remote-controlled surveillance aircraft on the hunt for
                      terrorist fugitives like Osama bin Laden, apparently. Pilotless aircraft
                      came into their own in the Afghan conflict, greatly reducing casualties in US
                      Air Force and ground troops on both reconnaissance and attack missions. But
                      today's uninhabited aerial vehicles, or UAVs, have big drawbacks: they need a
                      runway, they are slow and they cannot hover. But a bizarre machine that aims
                      to fix all these problems passed its first wind tunnel tests last week at
                      Norway's National University for Technology and Science in Trondheim. The
                      disc-shaped SiMiCon Rotor Craft (SRC) appears to be inspired at least partly
                      by the design of Star Trek's USS Enterprise, but has a single rear jet engine
                      below it--and a conventional tailplane above. A full-size machine will have
                      a diameter of just 4.5 metres. The circular fuselage is shaped like an
                      aerofoil and contains retractable rotor blades that extend telescopically
                      from the disc. These are driven by a small jet engine and allow vertical
                      takeoff. The rotor blades retract into the circular wing, but can be
                      extended again when the craft needs to hover or land. Thanks to MUFON's
                      John Schuessler and Max Glaskin World's No.1 Science & Technology News
                      Service.

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                        LIFE ON MARS is indicated by new Filer's photographic analysis.
                        UFOs were observed over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina in 1920, Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, California, Canada, UK, and Malaysia.

                        THERE IS LIFE ON MARS

                        Based on my analysis of recent images coming from Mars, and intelligence information there is strong evidence that intelligent life once existed on Mars and may continue. As a former Air Force Intelligence officer my analysis is based on my interpretation of the extraordinary evidence. Scientists often state where there's water there is life? I feel where there is Martian water, heat and geometric structures there is life. University of Arizona scientists announced that photos taken by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) show evidence of recent catastrophic floods. A team of researchers studying photographs of Mars has found teardrop features that they say were sculpted by flowing water within the last ten million years. Infrared and gamma ray images indicate there are large reservoirs of water, just below the surface of Mars. My photographic analysis indicates that all over the planet there are what appears as ancient structures and anomalies such as forts, faces, pyramid!
                        s, walls, and tunnels. These anomalies are not natural geological formations, but in my opinion represent ancient cities or religious centers. We could ignore one or two anomalies, but there are hundreds. We can speculate, that the Martian climate was making catastrophic changes, the atmosphere was rapidly deteriorating possibly due to meteorite bombardment or changes in the sun. These atmospheric changes probably caused the Martians to seek shelter underground and possibly on their Moon Phobos to preserve their civilization. They may have left both a face and pyramids on the surface as a signal to others who would eventually visit Mars. The Germans in World War II due to allied bombing also rapidly moved underground and developed manufacturing and living quarters in a relatively short time. Virtually all ME-262 aircraft were manufactured underground. There was also an enormous underground complex of Mittel-werkes factories in the Harz Mountains. It was formed with !
                        two broad tunnels, with twelve miles of underground installations that manufactured the V-2 rocket, the V-1 Flying Bomb and several types of anti-aircraft rockets. These facilities are similar to the underground facilities on Mars.

                        While in college I met President Eisenhower and was told that the Mars' Moon Phobos was most likely an artificial satellite launched long ago by an advanced Martian race. Jeff Rense has an article that confirms this speculation. Dr. S. Fred Singer, special advisor to President Eisenhower on Space Developments in his published opinion backed a claim first made by the Soviet astrophysicist I. S. Shklovsky. The Russian scientist's announcement that Phobos was a hollow artificial satellite proved the existence of a Martian civilization, set off heated arguments among astronomers. Shklovsky based his decision on a long study of Phobos' peculiar orbit, which other astronomers also questioned. Shklovsky is also famous for having written a 1966 book with Carl Sagan on SETI. The book states, "We now come to discuss our enigmatic planetary neighbor Mars, which seems to provide the best opportunity, in the immediate future, for the study of extraterrestrial life. In this chapter!
                        we will discuss the physical environment of Mars and the possibility that life could have come into being in the ancient Martian past and survived until the present day" "Intelligent Life in the Universe." page 259.

                        Dr. Singer backed the Shklovsy's calculations and said, Phobos would make an ideal space base, both for Martians and earthlings. In July of 1988, the Soviets launched two unmanned satellite probes named Phobos 1 and 2 headed for a landing on the planet's mysterious moon, Phobos. I watched closely when the first one failed in route, but the second successfully took up orbit around Mars in January 1989. Significantly, its infrared cameras picked up underground heat emissions and numerous other anomalies on Mars. A Phobos picture, released on Canadian TV, presents an infrared scan radiometer image of the Martian surface that showed clearly defined rectangular areas. These are interconnected with a latticework of perfectly straight channels, that resemble city blocks. The heat signature of what may be a set of underground caverns or channels are just too geometrically regular to be formed naturally. According to Dr. John Becklake of the London Science Museum, "The city-li!
                        ke pattern is 60 kilometers wide and could be easily be mistaken for an aerial view of Los Angeles." The infrared geometric patterns clearly indicate Martian intelligent life. On March 28, 1989, Phobos 2 then headed for the moon Phobos, when its cameras picked up an Unidentified Flying Object. The Phobos satellite failed as the UFO came closer. The last photos may be seen at www.filersfiles.com.

                        President Eisenhower was apparently excited about the possibility of life in space and often made doodling of strange craft on his White House papers. When I visited the President's Museum in Abilene, I took a photo of some of his doodling showing what appears to be a typical Flying Triangle. Eisenhower's Science Advisor Dr. James Killian, gave a briefing on March 14, 1958, claiming "Mars is much more exciting than thought and conditions more similar to earth are there. Undoubtedly some form of life, although probably not ones which we would recognize." In 1963, Raymond H. Wilson, Jr., Chief of Applied Mathematics at NASA, joined Shklovsky and Dr. Singer in their Martian conclusions. He stated that "Phobos might be a colossal base orbiting Mars." New studies this year indicate subsurface reservoirs exist. The heat and water provided by geothermal activity would be good news for biologists who would search for possible life on Mars. The shapes of some of reservoirs ind!
                        icate they are made by intelligent life forms. I must admit that my analysis of Mars is not strictly scientific, but includes intelligence data gained from retired Soviet Air Force Colonel Marina Popovich, who told us that Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, is an artificial structure. Thanks to Jeff Rense and Space Com, http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/mars_flow_020220.html (Space.com)

                        NEW YORK SIGHTINGS INCREASE

                        PINE BUSH -- Dr. Bruce Cornet reports that on February 2, 2002, several people witnessed a strange set of lights over Pine Bush after a UFO meeting, which I attended. Then on 6 February there was another multiple witness sighting near Pine Bush involving other club members. And now your account of a diamond-shaped craft. The locals take it in stride, and there is a group of people living in the area who are very interested in this phenomenon. They typically attend the UFOs meetings every first Wednesday of the month at the local town hall in Pine Bush. These old timers (skywatchers, that is) are interested in finding new safe places to skywatch, since most of the old ones are now off limits due to residential development and local ordinances (for Montgomery, NY) against skywatching.

                        One witness reported, last week I went to New York and again decided to stop in Pine Bush on the way back at about 8:00 PM on Saturday, February 23rd. There was a lot more traffic and even a school function taking place. As I approached the corner "Stock Market Lane" and Route 52 facing North I noticed colorful lights in the distance I would say about a mile away heading west at which point I turned right (west) and the craft moved evenly parallel to the road, still about a mile off. It then turned towards us and fearing I would miss it again I stopped at the side of the road. It passed right over us and I could clearly make out a dark diamond shape even though it emitted a "jetliner" sound similar to what you describe. It was very low (about 1000 feet) and passed over Route 52 in a south east direction. We were about a mile west of the Pine Bush sign in a pretty deserted stretch of road and I decided not to push it, remembering your account of how a craft "charged" at !
                        you as you headed back a few years ago, so I left. I would like to go back with more people to make an extended observation.
                        Contact Sue and John Mann at Smann56@.... Thanks to Bruce Cornet, Ph.D., Geologist, Paleobotanist, Palynologist bcornet@... http://www.monmouth.com/

                        NEW JERSEY MISSING TIME

                        WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- On February 24, 2002, Chris Augustin age 21, who is a Rutgers University student experienced a period of missing time. I spoke with Chris who told me he was stopped at the red light traveling home from his girlfriends house at 10:08 PM. He had not been drinking and noticed a Chevy suburban pickup truck behind him with bright headlights. In the two seconds it took to start to move his car away from the light, there was a period of missing time. A familiar song that he had recorded early in the day just started playing on his CD music player, when he suddenly blacked out. He awoke as the song ended 3 minutes and 40 seconds later, and he was parked on the side of the road. He noticed the truck had passed and was several blocks ahead of him. He believes it was the same pickup truck due to the large rear view mirrors that he had previously noticed. When he awoke he felt fear, helplessness, phobia, headache, nausea, shock, and his motor skills were a!
                        dversely affected. Assuming the music played the entire 3 minutes and 40 seconds, the pickup must have slowed or stopped before moving on. He is trying to find the pickup truck since he noticed the truck turn into a development in Gloucester County. He feels disoriented confused and paranoid and hopes to find some answers. Investigation continues. Thanks to Chris Augustin aliensthetruth@...

                        PENNSYLVANIA FAST MOVING BRIGHT LIGHT STOPS DEAD

                        MOUNTVILLE -- The witness who is an amateur stargazer saw a relatively fast moving object (relative to a plane or jet) on February 8, 2002, and thought it was a satellite. At 12:23 AM, the witness reports, "Much to my amazement the light stopped, and at this point couldn't take my eyes off of it. Others were in bed and I was hesitant to wake them up just in case I was seeing things, but continued to watch. It was white lighted mostly, but would get very dim and brighten up again. It seemed to just be hovering with only slight X and Y movements. It was very still outside with little wind. After watching it for a bit, I decided to get a second opinion for another member of the household. I'm not sure what that persons thoughts are at this time but I know what I saw. I went into warm up for about two hours. I returned to sit down on the same step and used the same reference points and there was not a bright star anywhere close, and I knew that I had seen something. At !
                        this point I scanned the sky and 45 degrees to the north of the position that I saw the same type light. Again sat to be in a stable position, got a nonmoving point of reference and watched. The same type bright and then almost dim to nothing type light and slow movements in different directions. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director National Reporting Center. www.nuforc.com

                        NORTH CAROLINA SIGHTING IN 1920

                        Rodriguez Gil writes, "I wanted to share a sighting told to me by my grandmother who passed away in 1991." She had this sighting when she was about fourteen years old in 1920. She, her mother and other family and friends while picking cotton in the fall saw something large that in her words "looked like two pie pans placed together lip to lip, zig zag across the sky and come to rest in the field" in front of them where they were working."

                        She said, "Two little bald white men got out and pointed short sticks at them." "They were the size of little boys, but their faces seemed older." One of the little bald men began digging and poking in the dirt with something like a shovel and put some dirt into a bag. "He then took a small plant and put that in a bag also." "All the while the other little man kept his stick pointed at them." "Both little men then backed up one after the other and entered this pie pan shaped thing, still pointing the sticks at them as they walked backwards." "She said it presently lifted off and zig zagged back in the direction it came." "She said, that they all thought it had something to do with the government." She mentioned that they looked the size of 8 to 10 year old children and the UFO was bigger than an automobile. They talked about it for little while and then went back to work. It seemed to have impressed her as something very strange, but she said that they had to get b!
                        ack to work in order to make their days wages working from sunrise to sunset. Thanks to Gil grodriguez@....

                        FLORIDA BLINDING LIGHT CAUSES ENGINE TO STOP

                        CLERMONT -- The 26 year old college graduate was traveling down Lake Louisa Road towards Lake Shore Drive on February 2, 2002, when he noticed a bright light down by the lake at 2:53 AM. The bright light was like a truck's high beams or a spotlight shining directly at him. The object was just above water level down in the valley. The witness states, "When I started to pass from its view, the light started to approach up the hill and made a slow move across the road above my car. It flew directly over my car, just in front of my hood at 15 to 20 feet in the air. At this point my '99 Ford Mustang completely died on me! The battery and all. I couldn't get the engine to turn or anything. I was sitting right below this thing and it was dead silent. I had the window about a 1/4 of the way down and I could hear nothing. It was probably the eeriest silence I can ever remember. The bright light sat there for about 30 seconds and finally started moving off to my right. It !
                        took some time for my eyes to adjust and stop seeing spots. It rose out of view and darted off as though it was shot off like a slingshot at a 45 degree angle. I was able to start my car after a minute. I believe in rational explanations to events like these, but this really scared me. My car is working perfectly and I have never had any problems with it before of since. It couldn't have been a helicopter because the light was at a low level and there was dead silence.

                        LAKE WALES -- The witness reports there were 2 sets of 4 all in a straight line on February 2, 2002. Slowly one by one the bright light started to disappear (as if the light was being turned off by a dimmer switch) in the first set of 4 at 9:00 PM. The second set of 4 - the second light from the left slowly went downward toward the earth and then slowly disappeared. Then the first light, fourth light and third light (in that order) slowly disappeared.

                        LAKE WASHINGTON, MELBOURNE -- On Saturday, February 2, 2002, at approximately 9:15 PM, my husband and I were leaving my mothers house, when he observed a reddish orange light. All of a sudden a second but smaller light appeared above and to the right of the first light that suddenly disappeared and then reappeared. I called my mother out who had her binoculars. When looking through the binoculars you could observe the lights pulsating. The light would take turns appearing and disappearing and changing shapes. This continued for about 45 minutes, when one by one seven lights appeared in a perfectly straight horizontal line. Above and left four more lights appeared. The next thing we heard was what appeared to be two military jets and a helicopter.

                        MOORE HAVEN -- The former head of security for a major corporation reports seeing on February 2, 2002, glowing amber lights in the northern sky that were stationary. The objects hovered for several minutes then one sped off to the west. The remaining object then dimmed and disappeared. After several minutes both objects returned at tree top level but several miles distant. Once again they disappeared and returned one by one. Finally, six distant objects appeared just above tree top level equally spaced apart over a one mile area. The objects regrouped just to the west of their original position dimmed out and disappeared. [NUFORC Note: There were numerous reports across the U. S. on February 2, 2002. We also know that there is a military bombing range in the vicinity of Avon Park, FL, where yellow flares are observed at night. Avon Park is to the north-northeast of Moore Haven, which sits on the western shoreline of Lake Okeechobee.} PD

                        DELAND -- Two nights later, a huge flying triangle with glowing orbs on the corners, on February 4, 2002. It was an absolutely clear night when the witness stargazing at 7:00 PM and looking at Orion's Belt line of stars. Just to the right of the belt he saw three glowing orbs then noticed complete blackness in between the lights and saw that it was a craft. The witness states, "It wasn't moving real fast but it was very big and moving west, I screamed for my wife to come and see and she also saw it.

                        WISCONSIN FLYING TRIANGLE SPOTTED

                        EAU CLAIRE -- On February 16, 2002, at about 9:00 PM, Jerry was standing outside his place of work to take a break. Jerry reports, "I looked to the south and noticed a very bright light in the sky that I thought was Venus or another planet because it was so bright." At that point another worker came outside, and I asked him what he thought it might be? He thought it was an airplane. Another worker came out and thought it was a helicopter, because it started to move straight up, but there was no noise. The light looked circular, and it had two lights that flashed red on either side of it. When it moved closer, the object changed from a circle to a triangle shape. The flashing red lights were on either side of the points at the base of the triangle, and they were flashing in unison. Then the triangle started to rotate right, and it seemed to divide in half and become two separate pieces. At about a 45 degree angle it came back together, and reformed into a wedge shape!
                        that resembled an F-16 shape with swept wing. The red lights were at the tips of the wing. At this point I realized that this was not the whole object. A darker black object surrounded the bright light. It was ringed by faint flashing white lights that gave it it's shape which was very large, maybe two times as big as a commercial airliner. The object approached, stopped, rotated clockwise ninety degrees and headed southwest. This craft did not display normal flying characteristics in the five minutes we observed it. Thanks to John Hoppe, Director@... Wisconsin's UFO Reporting Center http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r2002_0216_eauclaire.html

                        ILLINOIS SEVEN AMBER LIGHTS MOVING FAST

                        URBANA -- The witness reports seeing, seven to nine bright amber lights were moving across the sky from southwest to northeast on February 2, 2002. They began at about 11:30 PM and ended by midnight. The lights were amber colored, and would occasionally flash bright white for a moment before going back to amber. They moved steadily, not zigzagging or stopping and starting. They were traveling northwest, coming from the southeast. They each took about five minutes to cross the sky from horizon to horizon. There was first a pair, moving at the same rate, far enough apart to be distinctly two separate objects. Before they disappeared over the horizon, a solitary object moved in the same direction. This solitary one was seen to flash. Five minutes after that one disappeared over the horizon, four more came from the same starting point, moving in a line together. At about this point, the rear one began to flash white for 30 seconds or so, then went back to amber. The o!
                        bjects were very bright and large; more so than planets, stars or any airplanes. I am a 26 year old college student and several passersby also stopped to watch.

                        KANSAS HUGE FLYING TRIANGLE SEEN

                        DESOTO -- The witness reports that on February 4, 2002, I was going home, eastbound on K10 at 6:35 PM, and I noticed lots of aircraft. Lights to north were moving in unison, but they were not separate aircraft. It was triangular in shape, with a light at each apex--these three lights flashed/blinked red and white at the exact same time. And in the middle of this "thing" was a row or bank of five lights, which pulsated from right to left. They went from orange, yellowish, red, and then white, all down the row. I'm sure many others saw this, the damn thing was HUGE. I estimate it at around 800 meters long, and 500 meters wide at the base. It was fairly low, flying at about 1000 meters for 6 to 8 minutes.

                        ARIZONA AIRCRAFT DISAPPEARS

                        PHOENIX -- On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2002, the witness was roasting turkey on the barbecue when he heard a very loud jet roar and looked up to see a very thick double contrail not very high up in the sky. A white passenger-type jet was emitting thick contrails at 6:15 PM as it flew over in the cloudless blue sky! From where I stood, the craft was five inches long, and it was near enough to make out what airline it was, but there weren't any markings at all. The thick contrails were emitting from each wing. The aircraft was heading from SW to NW. As I watched the contrails continued unbroken then suddenly each contrail had a short break in it, and then each contrail continued for a very short length and then the entire passenger-type jet blinked Out! It just vanished into a clear baby blue sky before my eyes! It was nowhere to be seen. I went inside to record the event in my journal.

                        Editor's Note: Myself and other MUFON personnel have witnessed the same events. A typical airliner, that appears to a witness on the ground to be "five inches long," would, indeed, be at a very low altitude. Typically, jet aircraft at low altitude do not generate contrails indicating they were spraying chemicals possibly in preparation for the Olympic Games. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC.

                        CALIFORNIA FLYING TRIANGLE

                        RIPON -- The witness reports seeing an unidentified dark triangular object stationary in the sky on February 2, 2002, at 6:00 PM. The unidentified object stayed stationary in the sky for the duration of the time I video taped it. I drove my car east approximately 3/4 of a mile until I reached the end of the street. The object was further east and appeared to be approximately 1500 feet in the sky. I was able to get a closer inspection of the video tape on a larger Television. The object appeared to be floating in a stationary position. The object did move slightly up, down, left, and right. I was unable to determine what the object was. Thanks to NUFORC, www.ufocenter.com

                        CANADA SIGHTINGS CONTINUE

                        HOUSTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Brian Vike writes that numerous sightings are continuing 700 miles north of Vancouver in the great Northwest. The most recent took place last Friday night around 9:00 PM. Several witnesses watched a very "large" bright white light break through the cloud cover and descend just over tree top level. This light (object, craft) moved along side the highway and right over top of some of the witnesses. Last night I received the following email from some folks here in Houston, Canada. Early this year, on Hungry Hill, my wife and I were traveling from Smithers to Houston heading west. Only ten minutes away, we saw a what appeared to be a very large craft with very dim lights glowing from underneath. We watched it for a long time as we climbed Hungry Hill, we both agreed it could not be a plane. I remarked to my wife jokingly that the lights on the craft were so dim that he should hit his highbeams. Well, just then the lights got super super br!
                        ight and the craft sped off. There were a lot of cars of the highway that night who must have seen it. My wife said, we saw the craft this year. The wife said it had a flashing light as well as the bright white lights. She thinks they were red. The witness spotted Brian in the post office and noticed his UFO Research jacket and did a search on google for HBCC, and came up with Brian's web site.

                        Something I found a little strange, due to my investigations, I have the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) looking into me as well as this sighting. Why I have no idea, but boy did they ask questions about myself. Everything from the color of my eyes, drivers license number, weight, height, color of hair, etc. I just thought that rather strange since I was not one of the witnesses to the event. I have no idea why the heck there has been so many sighting reports this way, but there has been many. Thanks to Brian Vike, Independent UFO Field Researcher HBCC UFO yogibear@..., http://www.geocities.com/hbccufo/home.html

                        UNITED KINGDOM FLYING TRIANGLE

                        OAKHAM -- We saw a triangular object with a bright white glow around it darting about in the eastern sky on February 6, 2002. At 9:45 PM, I first noticed a very bright light darting about in the eastern sky but at a closer look we could see it seemed to be a triangular shaped object which had a bright white glow around it, at one point it got very bright but faded again and almost disappeared. It was moving around very quickly and in very strange shapes, sometimes it would move up, then to the left, to the right and back again, other times it would fly in a big circle. We left after an hour of watching the object. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

                        MALAYSIA UFO SIGHTINGS PEAKED LAST YEAR

                        PETALING JAYA -- Against the backdrop of political upheavals and an economic slump in the country, there were smiles among a group of extra terrestrial watchers here who claimed there had been an increase in UFO sightings last year. The Center for Malaysian UFO Studies (Cenmyufos), which looks into reports concerning "unidentified flying objects" said there was also a reported case of alien abduction near Tambunan, Sabah, early last year. Ufologist Ahmad Jamaludin, the center's-coordinator, said there had been six UFO sightings last year compared to only three in 2000. Three of the sightings were reported in Sabah, two in Kedah while the other was in Penang. He said the most sensational UFO encounter was reported in February when a man living near Tambunan claimed that he met a square-headed alien who wanted to take him away. The man later went missing for 11 days. "This could be the first reported UFO abduction in Malaysia. There is a cycle in UFO sightings. It will !
                        peak every 10 years," he said, adding that the most recent cycle peaked last year. Thanks to Clarence Chua, and Robert Trundle More @ The Star Online: Copyright � 1995-2002 Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd.

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                        NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

                        Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over a hour-long tape of UFOs shot in space that he detected after spending hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from the Shuttle missions. Even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. Send $25 to: Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011.

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                          UFOs were observed over New York, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Chili, and the UK. Cylinder shaped UFOs are spotted in West Virginia, Florida, Ohio, and diving into the Straights of Magellan in Southern Chile indicating a possible new wave of sightings. Sam Sherman buys the oldest UFO photo taken in 1870.

                          SPACE SHUTTLE DOCKS WITH HUBBLE TELESCOPE

                          Jeff Challender writes, I've been trying to keep on top of the STS 109 shuttle mission. The astronauts attached a second powerful 25-foot solar wing to the Hubble Space Telescope on March 5, 2002, with ease. It was the second of five excursions planned this week by space shuttle Columbia's telescope-repair team. Astronaut James Newman said ''Beautiful day for a space walk,'' as he left the shuttle. ''Incredible,'' said Michael Massimino, a first-time space walker. Jeff says I found a real anomaly event that I'll send later. It needs to have a transcript of the audio part to go with the video, and that will take time. However, I have one for you now. It's actually a reflection of the flat end of Hubble Space Telescope in the payload bay camera lens. Some NASA affiliated debunkers have been claiming that the "UFO nuts" (ME??) would surely make hay out of it, so I'm defusing that one right now. Anyone who sends you a p! hoto as a UFO is hoaxing you, and you should be !
                          forewarned. The photo could make a pretty convincing "flying saucer" to the untrained eye. I'll try to get you an article on the real story by tomorrow night. It could make a nice current events piece on STS-109. All is well with Columbia, and the HST servicing mission. Things have been right on schedule. One thing I noticed during liftoff and ascent though, was that in the moments just before SRB separation, it appeared that there was some "O" Ring leakage in the port side SRB rocket. This same sort of flame leakage caused the Challenger disaster. Thanks to Jeff ChallenderJefchall@...

                          NEW JERSEY A LARGE BLUE SPHERE OBJECT

                          BRIDGEWATER -- A large blue object sighted in NJ sky by two witnesses on February 14, 2002. Both witnesses are adults and one witness Gordon Dillard is a college student and the other works in law enforcement. An NJ State Employee sent a report to NUFORC, while the other contacted MUFON. I personally talked to the second witness a college student from North Carolina who was driving through New Jersey early in the morning. They report seeing a glowing blue sphere over 40.34N 74.37 W in Somerset County. The witnesses were separated and saw the object from different locations in a fairly clear sky, around 1:00 AM. Gordon reports seeing a solid source of light from rear that was circular. The light was twenty feet in diameter and circular moving from west to east. It appeared to descend below the trees as observed from the highway. It was larger than fireworks, and seemed to be traveling too fast to stop. Gordon said, I! t looked like it landed in the wetlands. east to!
                          northeast of Exit 30, on Route 287. He went to the police station (24) to notify them of the incident, thinking it might have crashed. Gordon felt it moved too fast for a normal aircraft. Didn't seem to have the mass of a normal aircraft. The two individuals in two different localities reported seeing a large blue object about the size of a three-story building going east across the sky descending. Each witness separately provided a sketch of the object. Both sketches match almost identically in every detail even though the witnesses presumably do not know each other and have never met. The duration of sighting by the student was for less than a minute and he thought the object may have crashed in a watery area east of Route 287. ((NUFORC Note: We have requested copies of the illustrations, which we will attempt to post at www.ufocenter.com.)) Thanks to Gordon Dillard, MUFO! N, and NUFORC.

                          NEW YORK INVESTIGATION

                          MIDDLETOWN -- Dr. Bruce Cornet is investigating the January 15, and makes the following comments to the witness. "Thanks to the video you sent me and excellent description of the event using a model of the craft. What I didn't realize is that the craft turned right rather than left, which makes sense now that you provided landmarks and visual aids. I suspect the triangle dropped down into the narrow field behind the house at 260 Midland Lake Rd. I also think, based on your detailed description, that the triangle crossed the highway just north of the Nevele Grande billboard and over the pair of Crosses to the east of that billboard. I thank you for the photographs showing many of the landmarks. I didn't realize that the billboard also said that Nevele Grande is in Ellenville, NY. This is important, because as you may recall it was Ellen Crystall who started all of the interest in the Pine Bush Phenomenon and it is the next exit on Rt.! 17 for Rt. 302 that takes you to !
                          Pine Bush. Based on your model, the craft you saw is remarkably like the one described by police officers in Illinois during the sightings there in 2000. In the video you sent me you note that Freeze Road. intersects Midland Lake Road. at the base of the hill containing the crosses and billboard. I find that name ironic considering that we have been trying to "freeze" the event you witnessed in description, model, photographs, and satellite images, similar to what Michael Brockhoff did for the Discovery Channel documentary, UFO over Illinois. Thanks to Bruce Cornet, Ph.D., Geologist, Paleobotanist, Palynologist bcornet@.... see http://www.monmouth.com/~bcornet/

                          Editor's Note: It seemed unlikely that a craft the size of a 737 as described by the witness could land so close to Route 17, however, aerial photos of the area show a large concrete landing pad.

                          MARYLAND ROCKET OR MISSILE?

                          BALTIMORE -- Aviation officials are investigating an incident in which something -- possibly a model rocket -- flew near a Southwest Airlines jet as it approached Baltimore, Maryland, on March Sunday night. The pilot of Southwest Flight 454 reported seeing what he thought was a model rocket pass on the left side of the aircraft as the plane was about 12 miles southeast of Baltimore-Washington International Airport at 7:10 p.m. EST, Federal Aviation Administration and Southwest Airlines officials said. The aircraft was about 3,000 feet high at the time, the FAA said. It landed without problem. The incident also has been reported to the FBI, said FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac. Federal regulations prohibit people from operating model rockets within five miles of any airport and in a manner "that creates a collision hazard with other aircraft." Rockets are also prohibited between sunset and sunrise. - Thanks to CNN, M. Ahlers -

                          WEST VIRGINIA FLYING INVERTED CYLINDER

                          MILTON -- The witness and his girlfriend saw an object hanging in the sky over Fife or Puyallup on February 11, 2002. His girlfriend pointed it out. The witness stated, "I tried to reason that it might be a balloon or fire works. At 11:50 PM, my brain raced with reasonable answers but none fit the M.O. I quickly ran and grabbed my camera and took four or five shots. On the last one I braced myself against a pole to hold steady. Maybe that one will turn out. The sky was black, except for the orange glow of this object bouncing and moving erratically around the sky. It would move slow and steady in one direction, then suddenly move quickly about the night sky. It seemed to have no apparent direction in mind. As it moved south we jumped into the truck to follow and parked on 10th Avenue in Milton and watched it moving to the south and east. The orange glow coming from below the object was bright, but would at times glow brig! hter then fade some. It seemed to get eigh!
                          t to ten miles away, then it started moving back toward and to the west of where we were. At it's closest point to us the orange glow faltered then grew stronger. As it grew stronger it instantaneously released a shower of sparks, almost resembling a fire work being shot from the sky toward the ground. This happened twice very quickly. Both pulses of fire could be seen hailing down toward the earth at the same time. There also was a slight audible release when these showers erupted from the object. It sounded like a very soft pop, kind of like popping a finger out of the corner of one's mouth very quietly. We drove toward the Fife Valley for a better look and parked when the object started to move about very rapidly. It made a quick move to the west, so fast that it was almost as if you blinked and it had moved a quarter mile already. We drove less then two city blocks to th! e valley for a better look, but it disappeared into the southern sky in an instant. The ob!
                          ject looked like an inverted cylinder with an orange glow coming from the bottom of the it. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                          GEORGIA BRIGHT LIGHT DISK

                          CONYERS -- As the witness walked through his kitchen, a bright light caught my attention outside on February 17, 2002. There in the sky above the tree lines was an object that appeared to move left to right and visa-versa very fast at 10:30 PM. The object had orange, green and blue lights that seemed to rotate as if the object was spinning. I called my son and we watched as this object went from left to right as it ascended upwards into the sky. I ran into another room to get my digital camera so that I could get a photo, but my security alarm sounded and so I was distracted by trying to turn it off. The security company called to verify my password. By the time everything had calmed back down, I ran outside with my camera, but could not focus in on the object. By this time it was high up so I tried focusing with the camera but it just disappeared. Make no mistake, this was no plane, no helicopter! There is no machine that I kn! ow of that could fly as spastic as thi!
                          s thing! The weird thing is that when my alarm sounded it was not even set! I found it very strange that it sounded at the very moment I picked up my camera!

                          LAVONIA -- Two witnesses were on I-85 heading towards Atlanta on February 17, 2002, when they saw what at first appeared to be a plane crashing at 4:00 PM. The object was red with a long tail coming from it. The witness reports "My Mom and I decided that it must be a meteor, however in a few minutes, the tail disappeared and the object began climbing up towards another object in the sky that we had not at first noticed." The two objects were beside one another for a few seconds, then one went straight up into the sky, and the second one began to descend. The one that was climbing up looked kind of like a squid because of the twin trails of smoke coming from behind it. We lost the descending one behind trees in the distance, and the ascending one became blocked from our view by the sun. There were a lot of other cars on the interstate during this event. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                          FLORIDA UFO SIGHTINGS CONTINUE

                          PANAMA CITY -- The witness while fishing ten miles out in the in the Gulf of Mexico, on February 16, 2002, reports seeing jets investigating an object over Gulf. Five unusually slow flying fighter jets heading southeast between us and the coast at 3:00 PM. As they flew further down the coast, we noticed a strange white stationary object above and in front of fighters. The jets looked to be investigating the object.

                          HAVANA -- The witness reports he was approaching US-27 from the east on a Gadsden County dirt road on February 14, 2002, when he saw a streak of very bright white light in the west at 6:35 AM. It was traveling from the vicinity of Tallahassee in a northern direction at a very high rate of speed. It was dawn and there were no stars visible at that time of the morning. The streak lasted for a second or two. It had a very bright point followed by a trail of light. It streaked across the sky, then made a sudden 90 degree turn to the left. At first, I thought it was a meteor, but then realized that a meteor can't turn suddenly.
                          Editor's Note: These UFOs are frequently video taped from the space shuttle.

                          POMPANO BEACH -- On Sunday, February 24, 2002, on a clear blue sunny sky the witness was sitting in his backyard at around 4:20 PM when a flock of what seemed to be baby crows flew over and landed on the telephone wires above his head. He looked up and saw a cigar shaped object just to the right of where he were watching the birds. This object was an orange cylinder or cigar-shaped with a yellow tip. The witnesses watched this object fly from east to west and almost directly overhead when they were distracted for a couple seconds and it completely disappeared from the sky. This couldn't have flown off in any other direction. We walked around the whole duplex and could see for miles, but nothing was in sight not even a plane. The birds had flown off in fright when the back door suddenly swung open and the object was still visible. I have never had birds in my backyard in such numbers either. The telephone lines were covered with! baby crows. Perhaps they chose not to!
                          fly with a cylinder in the sky. Thanks to webmaster@....

                          OHIO RED UFO PLUNGES INTO LAKE ERIE

                          CLEVELAND -- "It was first thought to be a downed helicopter, then a meteor shower, but whichever it was caused the U.S. Coast Guard to launch a rescue boat Wednesday, February 13, 2002, and search Lake Erie off the mouth of the Black River." " Sightings of red lights or flashes thought to be two miles (3 kilometers offshore) from the Elyria Water Work started being reported on Lorain (Ohio) police radio transmissions around 8 p.m." "'We're out there doing search patterns,' said a dispatcher for the Lorain Coast Guard station, but nothing was reported being found late last night." " Lorain police dispatchers said they had nothing to report." " Lights from helicopters or possibly commercial planes were later seen in the air above where the Coast Guard boat combed the waters." " Also traveling the airways were reports of unusual lights being seen from Bay Village to Toledo, and Coast Guard radio traffic indicated a he! licopter had been dispatched to take a look alon!
                          g the (lake) shore." (See The Morning Journal of Lorain, Ohio for February 14, 2002, "Unidentified red lights seen in night sky." Copyright 2002 by The Morning Journal, all rights reserved.) Eyewitness T.S. reported, "I did not see it, but I may have 'heard' it. Over the late evening, there were several concussion-like sounds like sonic booms. They shook and rattled the windows of my cottage in Bay Village near the shorefront of Lake Erie." Thanks to T.S. for the Morning Journal news article and his report.) (Joseph Trainor's Comments: This isn't the first time we've had an unidentified submerged object (USO) on the bottom of Lake Erie. A similar case occurred in Ashtabula, Ohio a year ago.) Thanks to UFO ROUNDUP, Vol. 7, #9, February 26, 2002, Editor: Joseph Trainor

                          KENTUCKY AGILE FLASHING CRAFT

                          DRY RIDGE -- The witness says, "We were driving on route 25 south toward Cincinnati and saw what appeared to be very small jet airplanes with flashing lights that were much faster and somehow different from regular aircraft on February 17, 2002." These "jets" were flying faster than other planes. We saw one next to a regular airplane and it seemed very small, fast and agile. At 10:00 PM, we saw three going from north to south within approximately 20 seconds of each other and then throughout the hour we saw periodic "jets" in the area. The craft did make a very quiet jet like sound. These were much faster and more agile than normal planes. The "jet" had one red light that stayed on consistently and then a flashing red light and two white strobing lights. The speed, agility and strobing lights are what differ from regular planes. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                          UTAH SPHERE

                          SALT LAKE CITY -- Dave Rosenfeld reports a small object showed up while out doing our Flyby skywatch today at around 2:13 PM for four minutes. It showed up again at 2:19 to 2:33 PM, flying east really slowly till it went over the mountain towards Emigration Canyon. I was using my 500 mm lens at f~ 5.6, and took ten to twelve pictures? There was a couple photos with the object by the moon. It was a shiny silvery object with an estimated size of 20 feet in diameter. It did not make fantastic moves or anything, just a slow hover-like movement. I was quite surprised since I didn't expect anything to show up, but I'm glad I watched. You can read more about it at http://www.aliendave.com/UUFOH_UFOflyoverSLC.html. Thanks to Dave Rosenfeld, The Utah UFO Hunters.

                          OREGON DISK CRAFT FORMS TRIANGLE

                          PORTLAND -- The witness reports three craft suddenly popped into view at 7:00 PM, forming a triangle on February 8, 2002. The craft would fluctuate in position and sometimes freeze in position. The right corner craft would leave the formation and slowly follow the air traffic lane, which goes right through there, then suddenly reappear near the triangle again. The witness noticed a red glow on the ground and sometimes electricity could be seen around the red light on the ground. Then a small red light would come out of it and seem to float to a craft alongside the triangle hovering amongst the tree top level. The receiving craft and one of the triangle craft would brighten and twinkle when this would happen. Then the right corner craft would slowly leave and follow the air path again ... and reappear a few minutes later. This was a movement pattern repeated several times. We were building up feelings of hatred, telling them to ! go home, and when we would project thi!
                          s at them, and twice I saw them *duck* or swoop, as if avoiding a projectile. I have noticed single craft in that area for a couple of years now, but this was the first show with multiple craft.

                          KLAMATH FALLS -- The witness reports seeing a wing shaped UFO with several lights or reflections on February 17, 2002. The craft soared like a bird, but not in a straight path at 12:40 AM. He saw the object for about one minute but it made no sound. The UFO moved very fast and the shape of the wing seemed to change as if there were pivot points. There was no fuselage only wings. The witness stated, "I have no idea what it could be, but these objects were definitely mechanical.

                          OREGON BORDER -- An array of lights was reported to the UFO Research team near the Nevada, California border on February 12, 2002. Jean Eric Byler reports 16 miles south of Ft. Bidwell there were a few sightings over Fee Reservoir. Bright orange lights were seen by a man soaking in his hot tub around 7:45 PM. His attention was drawn to a bright orange light suddenly appearing in the northeast that was visible for about two seconds. It was just on and off. This was followed in turn by two lights, one light, three lights, one light, two lights, etc. Perhaps a total of about a dozen lights. They were miles apart and not associated with any populated area or roads. He called to his wife and she also saw three lights appear at once and she felt they were not naturally occurring phenomena. The last light seen that night occurred when the man was reporting his sightings to me via telephone, at 8:00 PM. The couple also call! ed a friend that lived in the town to the north !
                          and asked them to look outside. The man went outside and saw the object at 8:00 PM. A sighting, several years ago, was filmed with a video camera for two seconds before the couple tried to zoom in on the objects. The camera lost focus, but the existing footage was sent to Jeff Sainio to be analyzed. Jeff estimated the lights to be from a UFO approximately 750 feet in diameter.

                          The first and possibly only photo documentation of UFOs and abductions occurring together was in this area. Many of these events have had multiple witnesses, some with photo documentation. I believe this sighting to be another in a long series of sightings to occur here. Thanks to NUFORC and Jean Bilodeaux in Northern California. http://www.oregonuforeview.com/

                          WASHINGTON SAUCER SHAPED OBJECT WITH A RING AROUND IT

                          OLYMPIA -- The witness reports seeing a large saucer shaped object on February 9, 2002, which appeared to have a ring around it. It's color changed somewhat from the color of the moon to a soft amber at 9:15 PM. It hovered over a distant hill in the state forest, which is unpopulated and a wilderness. We watched the object move to different positions within the same area without a sound. At one point we thought the object was coming towards us, but it reverted back to its' position over the hill. We watched the object for twenty minutes then it appeared to land behind the hill out of our sight, leaving only a yellow to amber glow highlighting the hill. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

                          CANADA FLYING TRIANGLE

                          KING CITY, ONTARIO -- I saw a large triangular outline of red and white lights that seemed to hover and then move very slowly pass my car on February 13, 2002. I was driving westbound on the King sideroad and as I approached the traffic lights at Jane St. at 8:00 PM, I saw a large, stationary, triangular object. I could not actually see a solid object but rather the impression of an object was created due to a triangular pattern of lights. The lights were white, red and a third color (blue or green). The lights seemed to be over a major Highway 400 so I thought it was a traffic plane. When I stopped at the traffic lights and the object didn't move I thought it might be a helicopter. It was the large outline (roughly hand size) and the triangular shape that made me wonder if it was in fact something else. As I left the traffic lights and continued to the overpass I was able to watch the object pass from my front to my driver's side window. I was driving very! slowly and th!
                          e object may have been moving very slowly in the opposite direction. I lost sight of the object as I descended the other side of the overpass. All of my window's were closed but my radio was not on. I do not remember hearing any noises.

                          BURLINGTON -- The witness was out smoking on the porch at 9:00 PM, on February 13, 2002, and noticed an X shape object high in the sky. At first, it was hardly visible until it suddenly burst into flames. It quickly flew down far in the distance, with a white flash, and no sound was heard. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                          PRINCE GEORGE -- Brian Vike received a long distance call from Vanderhoof, British Columbia just a while ago and these two witnesses watched three bright lights just a few kilometers south of Prince George, British Columbia. Plus there were others who already had pulled over to the side of the road to view these lights on February, 15, 2002 at around 11:30 PM. Thanks to Brian Vike yogibear@...

                          Editor's Note: Reports of unidentified flying objects increased a staggering 42 per cent last year in Canada.

                          CHILI CYLINDER DIVES INTO THE SEA

                          PUNTA ARENAS -- Rodrigo Fuenzalida, president of AION group the most important research UFO group of Chile) and Director of Chilean MUFON writes, "On February 17, 2002, a family made one very interesting video of the UFO over the sea in the Straights of Magellan. The video shows one cigar shape very clear to 150 meters from the witness. It had two lights on each end of the object and it disappeared into the sea. The lights changed color and appeared to change the structure in a strange way. The Chilean Navy does not have an explanation for the sighting. Thanks to Rodrigo Fuenzalida. The object appears as a large elongated metal cylinder. It is difficult to estimate size but, it appears about the size and shape of a cargo ship. Please go to their website for images. http://www.aion.cl

                          ENGLAND CIRCLE OF LIGHTS

                          GATWICK AIRPORT -- A retired telecom engineer Jerry Horlan, stood in his Broadfield kitchen at 5:00 AM on January 31, and he was gripped by an eerie sense that he was not alone. He was astounded to see a circle of strange lights hovering over the south side of Gatwick Airport. He explained: "I had been up all night and was just making myself a cup of coffee when I saw something very strange out of the window. "Hovering over the south side of the airport were 12 bright lights circling slowly round. "I just could not believe what I was witnessing." The father-of-two tracked the objects for more than an hour until dawn began to break last Thursday morning and the lights slowly moved away from the airport and disappeared. Mr. Horlan, 58, who lives in Farnham Close, Broadfield, continued: "It was a unique experience. I have traveled all around the world and never seen anything like that before. "I am not saying it was definitely a UFO but! it would be good to get some sort!
                          of explanation to account for what I saw." The skies over Gatwick Airport have seen a number of close encounters over the years with witnesses reporting seven suspected UFO sightings alone in the summer of 1996. This prompted skywatcher Larry Dean, from Brighton's Skysearch agency to suggest aliens were watching Gatwick to study earthly air travel. But Government officials and BAA have continued to dismiss these strange events and refused to recognize the existence of UFOs. Commenting on the latest spotting, a BAA spokesman said: "We have run a check and can report nothing out of the ordinary at that time, but we have passed the information on to air traffic control which is looking into it." Thanks to Gary Farshores and Crawley News via Surrey Online

                          LIFE ON MARS

                          For life to be present on Mars scientists agree that there must first be water. The Odyssey spacecraft is now surveying for evidence of underground water and new analysis indicates water is abundant on Mars particularly in the South Pole area. My photo analysis of ancient forts, geometric construction, temples indicate life was once abundant on Mars and may have actually gone underground. We may have to wait for men actually visiting the ancient sites to gather real proof. Based on my photo analysis I believe there has been life on Mars because of the presence of alien artifacts and unnatural formations that include Cydonia. I agree that that this is one of the most provocative enigmas confronted in the history of science. I admit there are many geologic and natural forces working on Mars that defy explanation. Last week, Art Bell's Radio show discussed various anomalies that can be seen on his website at www.artbell.com. Howev! er, my analysis is not based on the an!
                          omalies shown here which are probably natural. My primary data is based on the Russian Phobos 2 IR images showing what appears to an underground city. Phobos data, released on Canadian TV, presents an infrared scan radiometer image of the Martian surface that showed clearly defined rectangular areas. These are interconnected with a latticework of perfectly straight lines that resemble city blocks, underground temples, reservoirs and manufacturing complexes. The heat signature of what may be a set of underground caverns or channels are just too geometrically regular to be formed naturally. According to Dr. John Becklake of the London Science Museum, "The city-like pattern is 60 kilometers wide and could be easily be mistaken for an aerial view of Los Angeles." I would be happy to reveal these photos to Congress as part of the Disclosure Project.

                          INDEPENDENT-INTERNATIONAL PICTURES WINS OLDEST KNOWN UFO PHOTO

                          At the end of the E-bay online auction of March 4, 2002, Independent-International Pictures Corp. president Samuel M. Sherman announced that his company had won at auction the oldest known UFO photograph. After several days of feverish bidding, Sherman won the photo for his company in the last 50 seconds of the auction with a final high bid of $385. The photograph is a winter 1870 stereo (3-D) view of clouds over Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Plainly and sharply visible in the photo is a long cigar-like object. Since this is before known manned flight (with the exception of balloons - which this is not) the object will have to be ruled as a solid Unidentified Flying Object. Structure to this solid object is clearly and sharply seen in some detail as is the reflection of the sun off the object. The stereo view presents two images (for right and left eye) which will be helpful in further analysis of it. Sherman reported that due t! o the sharpness of the image it w!
                          ill lend itself to further copying and enlargement for study. Sherman also stated that this photograph will not be locked up in some collection, but will be submitted to scientists for detailed analysis and the results made available to the public, which he says wants answers to the UFO mystery.

                          Sherman states that the debunkers are already circling around the photo on the internet, even though they have only been able to see poor low resolution computer images and not photographic enlargements of the actual photo. He expects this photo to be very controversial for a long time still to come. Sherman and Independent-International Pictures Corp. have already produced the Edwards Air Force Base Encounter, one hour audio documentary of the UFO alert at Edwards Air Force Base in 1965 (www.edwardsufo.com). Since 1992 a feature film docudrama has been in research and production. It is called, "BEYOND THIS EARTH" and concerns extraterrestrial visitation of Planet Earth. Filming for this movie has taken place internationally as well as the acquisition of UFO footage from locations all over the world. The most amazing part of this project was the 1993 expedition which sent up a plane with photographic, motion picture and video equipment to ! successfully pursue and imag!
                          e UFOs over Northern California. Sherman stated that the 1870 UFO photograph will have a place in "BEYOND THIS EARTH" and further projects to be released to the public. Thanks to Sam Sherman

                          NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

                          Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over a hour-long tape of UFOs shot in space that he detected after spending hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from the Shuttle missions. Even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. Send $25 to: Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011.

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                            FILER'S FILES #11-2002 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
                            George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
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                            UFOs were observed over New York, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Washington, Canada, Argentina, the United Kingdom and Italy. The Mars Odyssey spacecraft proves Mars has water.

                            ASTRONAUTS REPAIR HUBBLE TELESCOPE AS ANOMALIES PASS

                            Jeff Challender writes, I've been trying to keep on top of March 5, 2002, STS 109 shuttle mission. The astronauts have repaired the Hubble Space Telescope and a reflection of the flat end of Hubble Space Telescope in the payload bay camera lens showed a possible UFO. Sorry the photo could make a pretty convincing "flying saucer" to the untrained eye. There was an anomalous event on STS-109, during the HST capture. I must get you a copy of it. It's laughable! There were strobing objects, two of which were flying in formation, and the Capcom was trying his damnedest to get the Shuttle commander Scott Altman to make some sort of remark about it, and he more or less sidestepped the issue. He said he really didn't look out the windows with a critical eye, and tried to leave it at that. The Capcom kept at it, and he still wouldn't commit. It was like the old saying. Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies. At least that's how I saw it. Contact Jeff for the video. Th!
                            anks to Jeff Challender, Jefchall@....

                            Editor's Note: NASA says that ice crystals came off the engine bell housing and appear as glittering prisms of light. One of my fellow Disclosure Project witnesses, Mr. Harland Bentley says: "I have been in a graduate program for nuclear engineering�and have been working contracts since 1963: NASA, Department of Energy, and several other electronics firms in the DC area. I was at a facility in California�.doing classified work�which I can't say too much about�..Our astronauts were doing a loop around the moon� in 1967 or 1968�I heard them say they had a bogey [term used to denote UFOs]�it was another type of ship. There were portals there that they could see in. They could see beings of some sort. They did not describe these beings, they just took photographs. They just said it was a saucer shaped craft. Then they said, 'There they go,' and they [the bogey] went out of sight almost immediately." Thanks to the Disclosure Project www.disclosureproject.com

                            MARS HAS VAST AREAS OF WATER

                            PASADENA -- We have been telling the readers of these files for years that water abounds on Mars. NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has now found strong evidence of vast areas of Mars have water. The water is believed to be ice mixed in with the dirt, dust and rock that form the top three feet of the planet's surface. William Boynton of the University of Arizona and chief scientist for the spacecraft instrument that measures the abundance of hydrogen says. "The suggestion that water is present in such quantities could bolster the theory that the planet could have harbored life." `The results are exceeding our expectations,'' said Roger Gibbs, the Odyssey deputy project manager for JPL. Odyssey, even though it is less than two weeks into a mapping mission expected to last at least 917 days, is already changing scientists' view of the planet, said R. Stephen Saunders, Odyssey project scientist for JPL. The spacecraft is intended to map the chemical and elemental makeup of !
                            the Martian surface and hunt for water and hot springs that could indicate geothermal activity. Another instrument, designed to measure the planet's radioactive environment and the risks it may hold for any future astronauts, has malfunctioned. However, initial data collected before the instrument ceased working suggests that en route to Mars, astronauts would be bombarded with about twice as much radiation as are the crew members orbiting the Earth. Thanks to Mars Odyssey: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/odyssey/

                            MARS MASK SIMILAR TO FACE FOUND ON NSA IMAGES

                            Robert Collins writes... What the viewer sees in the image in the below link is a picture of a wooden "MASK:" Pictures of this "wooden mask" came from Bill Moore in 1994. There is a big story behind how Bill got those pictures which will be divulged at a later time. The bottom half of the picture shows what has been determined to be "National Security Agency" (NSA) and USAF labels on
                            the lower back bottom of the wooden mask or, "NSA #731" and "USAF-DOD SK (SIC?) 557 or 237" (note, this is even harder to read on a JPG image). As one source just said, "the reason NSA had it is because this same face appeared in a figure photographed on the Martian surface in 1978. This same face (and similar impression) was photographed on the ground ~300 miles northeast of the other face that was photographed on Mars. " Robert Collins says, "I keep thinking of the Fish Gods talked about in Sumerian/Abyssian legends ...ala Zecharia Sitchin ... Also, my theory is the Aliens created these figures/structures (if they prove to be real) on the surface of Mars to give us "hints" just like the "hints" with crop circles. There just wasn't enough time for advanced life to have evolved on Mars. "See: http://home.earthlink.net/~rcollins637/reports/nsa_usaf_dod_mask.htm

                            NEW YORK INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

                            PINE BUSH -- Dr. Bruce Cornet is investigating recent sightings of a triangular and diamond-shaped craft have been spotted along Route 52 between Flurry Road and Pine Bush, and on Route 17 (Gareth, on February 13, 2002) between exit 120 for Middletown and exit 119 for Pine Bush (Salvatore Cirami, 12 Jan. 2002). Further investigation reveals the craft flew over Freeze Road. The craft flipped onto it's left side, and traveled in a vertical orientation for a short distance before making a hard left turn -- a "right angle" turn to the left. Mr. Cirami was able to see the lights on the bottom of the triangle because the craft flipped vertical before turning. Once it turned northwest, the top of the craft blocked the lights. Then the triangle rotated into a horizontal mode, followed by it dropping like a rock out of sight into a field. That field was correctly identified by Mr. Ciramin on aerial photographs after he went back to the location and retraced his steps. The craf!
                            t did not drop down over any concrete landing platform. What looks like a concrete platform on the aerial photograph is actually a very large building with a light colored roof, which is located on top of the hill where the sign and crosses are located. Hope this clears up the confusion. It is important for your readers to realize that these types of performances appear to be staged events. The triangle disappeared in as unlikely an area for such a large craft as the many craft I have witnessed near Montgomery, NY, disappearing into farm fields between tree rows. You have witnessed it with me.

                            I suspect that these areas were chosen by ETI to indicate where skywatchers should go if they want to resume sky watching again. Off of Midland Lakes Road is a short dead-end road called, Freeze Road. It has a culdesac right next to Route 17, as well as a pull-off and bench for people to sit at. To the north is a hill, upon which rests a large billboard sign for Nevele Grande hotel in Ellenville. I don't know of any similar pull-off along Route 52, which has a similar good vista for viewing aerial craft. Pine Bush enacted an ordinance to stop skywatching, or at least give the police a law which they could enforce whenever the need arose to arrest people who were causing a problem. Since 1997 the farm fields on the east side of West Searsville Road have been heavily developed. The area is just too developed for skywatching, which means that other areas need to be scouted and found. Thanks to Bruce Cornet, Ph.D., Geologist, Paleobotanist, Palynologist bcornet@monmouth!
                            .com. http://www.monmouth.com/~bcornet/

                            MARYLAND FLYING TRIANGLE PHOTOGRAPHED

                            BALTIMORE -- On March 6, 2002, Bill Bean was leaving home at 8:45 PM, and noticed a slow moving bright, white light, in the northern sky. Bill reached for his camera, and took three shots. He then drove to Liberty Gardens Road. Bill says, "As I was stopped at the light, I saw the object once again, and it was moving very slow to the south and was much lower this time, so I watched it cross the sky, turn right, and circle back toward me." The craft was moving very slow until it passed in front of me, then it made a sudden burst of speed before making the circle back. It looked very light in the air, like it was playing around in the sky. I turned right and stopped the car to watch in absolute amazement as the craft passed by again it was even lower. It flew over the office buildings and the lights from the parking lots, and buildings allowed me to see this thing clearly. It was a black flying triangle craft, with three big, white lights [one on each corner], and a red!
                            /orange flashing light in the center. The most amazing part of the sighting came when the triangle craft tilted on its side to reveal the underside. I was shooting photo after photo [I shot 15 in all]. The object leveled out and took off with a tremendous burst of speed. Thanks to Bill Bean http://www.ufoman104.com/

                            SOUTH CAROLINA TRIANGULAR FORMATION

                            IRMO -- On February 6, 2002, the witness noticed white lights visible from Interstate 26 westbound at Route 76 exit. Two or three side by side lights did not appear to be moving. As we got off the Interstate, heading southwest on 76, we saw that the lights were ahead of us, over the Dutch Fork Elementary School. As we passed to the southeast of the lights, I was looking almost straight up at them and saw they were three white lights in an equilateral triangular formation, with a red flashing light in the middle. I had not seen the red light until I was looking up at the object from underneath. The lights began moving slowly southeast towards Columbia. The red center light was blinking once every second or two, but not constantly. It would appear to stop for a few seconds and then start. The object flew below the horizon towards the southeast at a couple thousand feet up, but the pattern of lights seemed too big for a helicopter. At arm's length the pattern was the d!
                            iameter of a penny. There had been heavy helicopter activity in the area since nightfall. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                            KENTUCKY UFO SIGHTING OVER POWER PLANTS

                            MAYSVILLE -- A National UFO Reporting Center anonymous report states that around 7:00 p.m. on February 2, 2002, a "chevron-shaped" object was sighted "patrolling" between power plants on both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the Ohio River. Investigator Ken Young, determined these are Killen and Stuart power stations, both operated by the Dayton Power & Light Company. On the Kentucky side of the river, the station was identified as the East Bend Kentucky Power Plant. I then contacted the Mason County Sheriff's office and the Maysville City Police Department but nothing was reported' there. I then called the East Bend, Kentucky power station at 606-883-3165 and talked with the chief security guard at the plant. He confirmed from their log books that an unusual incident DID indeed take place. The security chief said that the guard, also an officer with the Maysville police department, was on duty at the security office and logged the sighting of an unidentified aircraft. !
                            The guard wrote the following notes in his Activity Report: "APPROXIMATELY 1900 HOURS, 2/2/02, AN UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT FLYING TOWARD THE POWER PLANT. IT WAS VERY CLOSE WHEN IT TURNED SOUTHWEST, FLYING AROUND THE PLANT. NOTIFIED SUPERVISOR."
                            The security supervisor was leery of planes flying near the power station during this time of terrorist concern across America.

                            I placed a call to the Maysville Police Department, to speak with the officer that logged the unusual sighting. I can't tell you what it was," the officer said, describing the object as moving slowly toward the plant while he was on duty around 7:00 p.m. The officer said that he was seated at the main gate with the river to his left and the power plant behind him as the silent object approached. The "unknown aircraft," he said, was composed of three multicolored lights in a triangular formation. These lights were red, green and white. He said that due to darkness, he could not discern structure behind the lighting. He did stress that the object seemed closer than usual for an airplane, and moving at a slow steady pace. He also added that while not being a good judge of heights, the object was close enough to be of some concern.

                            The Dayton Power & Light Company's Killen Station on Us Route 52 in Manchester, Ohio informed that there was no guard on duty during the night. The Stuart Station, also on US Route 52 in Manchester, said that she was aware of numerous people at the plant who spotted "something in the sky" a few weeks back. She did not see the object, but heard about it and the sighting had many at the plant people "talking." The East Bend Power station and the Stuart station are coal fired. This is a very significant event due to the recent terrorist events and alerts that have alarmed the nation. That witnesses are collectively describing an aircraft that they cannot identify makes this report all the more interesting. Thanks to Peter Davenport and KENNY YOUNG http://home.fuse.net/ufo/

                            WISCONSIN REPORT:

                            MENOMONEE FALLS, WAUKESHA COUNTY -- Allen T reports on February 27, 2002, the witness says, "My daughter and I had just dropped off my son at a Boy Scout meeting and turned onto Main Street in Menomonee Falls heading east towards home at 6:55 PM. We both saw a brightly lit object coming down at a rapid speed approximately at a 250 degree angle. It only lasted a few seconds and seemed to disappear over Lake Michigan. We looked at each other in disbelief. It looked like a flaming jet crashing, but it was moving too fast. Makes you wonder? Note: We will be following up with this eyewitness to obtain more information. John Hoppe, Director@... http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r2002_0227_waukesha.html

                            MISSOURI LARGE DISK SHAPED OBJECT IN THE NIGHT SKY

                            ASHGROVE -- The witness reports that on February 27, 2002, at about 10:12 PM, my daughter called me into her room and said, look at that! I looked out the window and saw an object the size of a softball at arm's length in the northern sky at ten degrees above the horizon. It shot straight up to about 30 degrees and seemed to float back down. It appeared to be flat with a raised top, had a red strobe like light on top the size of an eraser on a pencil, and white light on each end or edge. The craft made no sound and accomplished many very fast maneuvers and went straight up and disappeared, not out of sight, it just flashed out. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                            ARKANSAS BRIGHT OBJECT ROTATES AND CHANGE COLORS

                            BEE BRANCH -- On February 13, 2002, the witness saw an object that he thought was most likely a weather balloon. I know it is not a celestial object, like anything I have ever seen. At 8:00 PM my brother-in-law and I were atop east mountain looking at the moon with his 10 inch reflector scope. We were waiting for it to get darker for better viewing of deep space objects to add to our catalog of observed bodies. While looking at the Orion nebula I noticed a bright reddish star due south just above the horizon, at about 8-10 degrees. The object appeared to be stationary and seemed to be white alternating red, like it was pulsing or rotating. After a few minutes Jim turned the scope on the object and to our amazement it was showing all the colors of the spectrum, with even a greater degree of rotation. It appeared to be moving at almost the same speed as with the earth's rotation. After thirty minutes, I went home and called the Little Rock air base to see if it was inde!
                            ed a weather balloon. They gave me the UFO hotline # so that I could report the sighting. I called and left a message, then went back to the mountain. The object was still there but slightly more to the west. We started looking at other deep space objects and noticed that by 10:30 PM the object was gone. We knew it was no celestial object that we had ever seen. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

                            OKLAHOMA SIGHTING

                            LAWTON -- Bill Hickman writes he received a report from the witness who on March 3, 2002, stated, "I took a photo on the west edge of Lawton just minutes ago. I was returning from some late night shopping at the local Wal-Mart and noticed these objects in the distance moving around the sky rather erratically. When I got closer to home I realized these objects were moving in my direction so when I got home I ran inside and grabbed my digital camera. I ran back outside, and snapped only one picture before they sped out of sight. MUFON's Dr. Bruce MacCabee is looking at the photo now and we should have a preliminary report soon. Thanks to Bill Hickman, MUFON Investigator and author of the Hickman Report. jhickman1@....

                            TEXAS TROUBLE

                            Bill Clark writes, "If you doubt the government has a dark secret having something to do with UFO's read on. I am one of the most respectable engineers you'll find anywhere - I'm a licensed Professional Engineer in several disciplines; I've published two textbooks with McGraw Hill; I attended the US Naval Academy; and was awarded the Army's highest peacetime award for my activities at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico fifteen years ago. I stake my reputation on the following: Three months ago I was a top Ph.D., student in Aerospace Engineering at the top orbital mechanics group in the world. I had passed my written qualifying exams and all the formal courses I needed for a Ph.D. with a 3.8 GPA. I had also completed my dissertation, an optimization of the Earth to Mars trajectory. Three months ago I submitted a short paper on some research I had done into a possible scientific basis for how UFO's work. The last ninety days have pure, unadulterated hell. Within a mo!
                            nth of my writing this paper (published last fall by an Australian Ufology magazine), I was expelled from the University. I have appealed the dismissal, but the University is doing everything in their power to stop me.

                            I've submitted two dockets of favorable evaluations of my research from experts in celestial mechanics, orbital mechanics, and optimization all over the world. They would not accept them. I appealed this blatant act of obstruction to the Dean of the Engineering College, the Dean of the Graduate College, the President of the University, members of the Board of Regents, my Texas State Senator and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The rejection was unanimous and overwhelming. Likewise with my appeals to ABET (the licensing agency for college engineering programs), the US Department of Education (their Dallas Office of Civil Rights), my two US Senators and my US Congressman, Ron Paul. They were even uglier than the Texas folks. Like I said, I have a worldwide reputation in certain engineering circles -- most notable energy conservation and electrical design. It says a lot that the authorities would break so many rules, so obviously, and with such malice and such !
                            disregard for my reputation, and my legal status as a Professional Engineer. It tells me that my research hit a very raw and sensitive nerve. You can read some of my research on my web site at http://www.inviticus.com The optimization computer program is there, for free; and some rough drafts of a few technical papers. I would appreciate it if you would sign my guest book if you go there. The Center for Space Research is at UT Austin (the equivalent of JPL); they have recently begun research into formation flying using GPS technology; keep an eye out to see if UFOs start flying in tighter formations in the near future -- if they do, head for the hills! Thanks to Bill Clark Austin, Texas sfoperations@...

                            ARIZONA RED MOON

                            APACHE JUNCTION -- On February 16, 2002, I was in my two story bedroom, attempting to close the blinds at 9:30 PM. I glanced outside to the west to the Mesa-Phoenix City lights. I looked and looked and saw what I thought was part of the moon with a red light underneath. (like when the sun goes down in the west and there is a red sky and the sun shines on a mountain.) I took a double take...then I ran downstairs and went to the front of my home and looked to see if I saw the same thing I did in the window. It was there! I went back to get my daughter and when we came back, it was gone! I went immediately to the TV for any reports, but there was nothing on TV or in the paper. I can't believe that no one saw this. It was huge and just hung there. I have never seen anything like this before. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com

                            WASHINGTON FLYING INVERTED CYLINDER

                            MILTON -- CORRECTION: Last week we reported an inverted cylinder was seen near Milton by a witness and his girlfriend on February 11, 2002, at 11:50 PM. The actual sighting took place in Milton, Washington not Milton, West Virginia. The witness took five photos. The sky was black, except for the orange glow of this object bouncing and moving erratically around the sky. It would move slow and steady in one direction, then suddenly move quickly about the night sky. As it moved south we jumped into the truck to follow and parked on 10th Avenue in Milton and watched it moving to the south and east. The orange glow coming from below the object was bright, but would at times glow brighter then fade some. It seemed to get eight to ten miles away, then it started moving back toward and to the west of where we were. At it's closest point to us the orange glow faltered then grew stronger. As it grew stronger it instantaneously released a shower of sparks. This happened twic!
                            e very quickly. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

                            CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA SIGHTINGS CONTINUE

                            Brian Vike reports he received four new sighting reports on March 9, 2002. There has been sixteen reports coming in for northern BC in a little over a month. For 2001, I received six reports for the whole year. I will be heading out shortly to talk to some of the folks, and to look around the areas where this has taken place.

                            VANDERHOOF -- The two witnesses reported that the bright lights looked as if they were on a landing (meaning an area which has been logged and now clear of timber) on February 1, 2002 . They reported that these lights flashed on and off repeatedly and moving around too fast for a night logging operation. On February 28, 2002, near daybreak they saw the same lights again. The lights were approximately 13 miles east out of Vanderhoof, BC heading towards Prince George on Langston Road. Both times these lights were observed, the witnesses thought they were seeing someone logging using one of the big machines as the lights were so bright. The witness told me her husband had made a call to the Forestry Services to inquire. The Forestry said there was no one logging at all in that area (on either occasion).

                            KITWANGA -- The witness tells me he saw the bright light on Highway #37 about sixty kilometers north about 4:45 AM in late February 2002. There is a large swampy area off to the left and through the trees he saw the reflection of the moon on the water. The fellow went on to say that there was a very, very bright light in the swamp. His impression of what he saw was a gas station canopy lit up as it was so bright. He mentioned he saw the light 3 times while slowly driving down the highway in the space through the trees. The light would disappear and reappear and he had a good view of it very distinctly the second time. He described the light as an orange/yellow in color. The light was huge and as far as he knew there was nothing what so ever in the area. He said the bright light was stationary and did not move an inch. I asked how far the light was positioned in the sky and he said either it was sitting on the ground or just above it.

                            TERRACE -- The witness reported to me that he is a body builder and was doing his cardio workout the morning of March 4, 2002, when he saw a star shoot across the sky and came to a complete stop at 5:30 - 5:45 AM. It did a loop in the sky and then went straight up and disappeared. I informed him that colored stars do not do loop in the sky! It was like a star, but a very bright star with a blue, green red color to it that lasted only ten seconds. Weather conditions were clear and it flew from east to west.

                            TERRACE -- On the evening of March 8, 2002, the witness reports seeing a most unusual circle of really bright lights for five minutes. "We live ten minutes from the airport and these lights were not from a plane, these were most set of lights I have every seen." This took place in the evening between 9:00 and 10:30 PM. He said, "This is the first time I have seen what I believe to be a UFO!"

                            KITIMAT -- On March 5th, around 8:45 PM amateur astronomers were looking at the star chart in the latest issue of the Star News magazine. The couple and their nine year old son saw a bright light with a red and orange layer going straight down. The object had a tail like a ball of fire and disappeared behind a tree situated roughly towards Mt. Elizabeth a 5,500 foot mountain fifteen miles northeast. Thanks to Brian Vike yogibear@... 1-250-845-2189 hbccufo@... http://www.geocities.com/hbccufo/home.html

                            ARGENTINA LATIN AMERICA REPORTS UFO FLAP

                            TARTAGAL -- The Electric Warrior reveals that Latin American newspapers have reported a number of UFO sightings that are presumably occurring in neighboring regions of Argentina and Chile. A UFO photograph captured in the Cachi region of Argentina last year is said to correspond with recent eyewitness testimony. The Argentine newspaper that published the photo said the image was clear and startling. A student who filmed a UFO with a family camcorder said she came forward only after reading about a delegation of specialists who were assembled to study the strange sightings, which are reportedly occurring in the Salta region of Argentina on a daily basis. Translations were provided by the Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU) www.electricwarrior.com/img/UfoTartagalArgentina.jpg

                            CALAMA -- A student managed to capture a UFO on film on February 15, 2002. (El Tribuno) - "All I want is for these images to be analyzed and digitized by experts who have the necessary technology with which to decipher this mysterious UFO which after the three minutes of filming and the total of six, seven or ten minutes it was there, vanished at an unreal speed toward the north." Another
                            A spectacular UFO sighting was made by the Calama UFO Center's director, Jaime Ferrer, who managed to capture the object with a digital camera. The specialist pointed out that the object in question was a small green sphere. Thanks to ewarrior@...

                            UNITED KINGDOM: FLYING TRIANGLE TRACKED

                            Southern England -- A Flying Triangle was tracked across England on March 3, 2002. UFO investigator David Kingston received reports of a bizarre triangular craft with red and blue lights, zooming across the skies from Cornwall to Poole. The mystery machine was first spotted in St. Austell. There were also reports of it not far from Lyme Regis later the same day, then over Portland and Poole. Mr. Kingston, who first witnessed unexplained flying objects while serving with an RAF intelligence unit during nuclear tests in the Pacific, is at a loss to explain the latest sightings. He says: "I received a number of consistent reports of a craft flying over the West country on February 15 and there is nothing like it in the world aircraft guide. It was said to be triangular, 100 feet long with red lights all the way up on the right hand side and blue lights on the left hand side. "Underneath was what appeared to be a very large light, in the middle, glowing pale electric blu!
                            e through to purple with a corona surrounding it. "Four or five people witnessed it and described it as gliding silently at about 2,500 feet. It was described as hovering quietly at Portland. The last sighting was near Poole, about two hours after the first." Kingston first heard aircrew talk of seeing UFOs, during the nuclear tests on Christmas Island in 1957, he has catalogued hundreds of reports and witnessed many strange sights himself. Thanks to Gary Farshores, farshores@... and Citizen via This is Gloucestershire, March 02.02

                            WHITLEY BAY --A thirteen year old student writes, My teacher in assembly today said that around 10:30 PM on March 4, 2002, on the Whitley Bay coast (NE England) he saw three UFO's in a triangle formation moving at light speed to different positions.

                            ITALY 1000 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, UFO NEWSFLASH # 345,-

                            The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) reports the number of close encounters of the third kind in Italy has surpassed the 1,000 mark. In fact, "Project Italy 3," which archives and catalogues all the UFO cases involving humanoids that took place in Italy, conducted by Paolo Fiorino has logged in the thousandth episode of this type, out of the over 15,000 UFO sightings gathered and filed up to the present by the C.I.S.U. http://www.ufodatanet.org/udncgi/wg_e.idc?wgidx=ITALIA3 [Communication by Paolo Fiorino]

                            MONSELICE (PADUA) -- According to the statement made to the press by Antonello Lupino of the International UFO Center, the object sighted at very low altitude by two women in on the evening of last 3 August was gigantic and was even photographed by a meteorological satellite. There was in fact visible, in a Meteosat image captured at 10 p.m. that evening relative to the geographic coordinates for Monselice, a solid object having the enormous dimensions of approximately two square kilometers, which was not present in the subsequent scan at 10:30 p.m. [Il Mattino di Padova, 24 February; Ufo-Italia, 25 February; collaboration by Gildo Persone'] Collaborators on this edition were: Andrea Bovo, Paolo Fiorino and Gildo Persone. You may get it directly via e-mail by subscribing (just send a blank message to: cisuflash-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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                              George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
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                              UFOS WERE OBSERVED FROM THE COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE, over New York, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Canada, West Indies, Argentina, England, Italy and Yugoslavia.

                              CHINA SUPERPOWER -- SPACE IS THE NEXT HIGH GROUND.

                              The Chinese space program is ambitiously supported by China's army, the largest in world. They realize that space is the next high ground and the US has moved into Afghanistan on their border. It is also possible the Chinese have a secret program that is already sending craft into space. Our Shuttle missions are regularly shadowed by unidentified flying objects, that could be from China, Russia, the US or alien. Chinese and Russian radar's like our own regularly plot the movements of the UFOs. The Chinese Military is much larger than the US and only technology keeps the US ahead. Foolishly the Clinton Administration provided much of the technology to China for advanced satellites for weather, resource monitoring, intelligence, and communications purposes. The US is closely watching quality problems at China's Jiuquan Space Launch Center where the Shenzhou was first launched in November 1999, circling the Earth 14 times before parachu! ting back into Inner Mongolia. I!
                              n January of 2001, Shenzhou 2, a multi-module space vehicle circled the Earth for almost seven days and 108 orbits. Sometime this spring the unpiloted Shenzhou 3 craft will be launched and assuming this flight goes well Chinese astronauts will likely make the next flight. China claims they will have astronauts on the Moon by 2010.

                              If the Chinese wish to attack Taiwan they are now in position to obtain the intelligence needed from their own satellites. China is also working on a military space war-fighting strategy. They have a small aircraft-shaped space shuttle that will carry missiles designed to destroy US and Russian satellites. They are also developing quick access to orbit rockets, anti-satellites, powerful ground-based lasers to blind spacecraft, plus intercontinental ballistic missiles. This is why President Bush wishes to develop a US antimissile system hoping to neutralize Chinese weapon systems. The system could also theoretically be used against UFOs. China is rapidly building a strong Navy and already has one nuclear submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles along with four other nuclear subs.

                              Chinese scientists have a more open mind about the reality of UFOs, and feel some may belong to either the US or Russia. In China, the Falun Gong sect of an estimated 100 million practitioners represent the largest group opposed to Communist rule. The practitioners of Falun Gong openly recognize the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials. This provides a certain respectability for UFOs and China has asked the United Nations for open reporting and research into UFOs. When a UFO struck a Chinese passenger airliner that was forced to make an emergency landing the Chinese newspapers carried the story. The first issue of Filer's Files January 2, 1997, reported that Reuters World Service story stated: "The Yangcheng Evening News said, the object collided with the Boeing 757-200 passenger plane on December 19, 1996, on a flight from Beijing to Wuhan, capital of central Hubei Province, according to an edition of the newspaper seen in Beijing on Wednesday.&nb! sp; The plane belo!
                              nging to a Hubei subsidiary of China's Southern Airlines made a successful emergency landing at Beijing's Capital International Airport, it said. The Chinese are well aware that those who control the high ground control the world.

                              SPACE SHUTTLE FIXES HUBBLE TELESCOPE AS UFOs WATCH

                              Jeff Challender writes, STS-109/Columbia has been a very interesting mission. Anomalies were seen during several phases of the flight, including post-ascent, rendezvous with Hubble, during spacewalks, and at the point of Hubble's release back to orbit. All of the goals of the mission were met in excellent fashion. The entire power system was overhauled, and the Hubble's deep space vision was improved ten fold. During rendezvous and capture, a reflection of HST's flat base appeared in a payload bay camera lens, which looked for all the world like a classic "flying saucer." To the untrained eye, it could easily have been mistaken for a UFO. A white object was seen several times during space walk activities, and although it had some resemblance to the Moon, it was in the wrong part of the sky. While astronaut Jim Newman was working on the HST power system, an object was seen from his helmet camera. This object came into view from ! underneath Columbia, came to a complet!
                              e stop, and executing a 90 degree right angle turn, went back under the Shuttle. Some fifteen seconds later, this, or a similar object streaked past the astronauts at extreme speed, appearing to originate from the same area where the first object disappeared.

                              During the release of Hubble back into it's orbit, a strobing object was seen moving from 7 o'clock toward 2 o'clock. The camera operator tried several times to move the camera in order to eliminate the object from the field of view, to no avail. It continued to enter the screen. At this point, the feed was cut. Some time later, the tapes made by the crew from inside Columbia of the HST release were replayed in their entirety. The same strobing object was in the area of Hubble, but from a different angle. Disregard the incident involving Commander Altman and the capcom. It is a demonstrable case of ice chips caused by a small fuel leak. Thanks to Jeff Challender Jefchall@...

                              A letter from Joe Love says, "I've been watching hours of the Shuttles STS 109 mission and I'm convinced I saw and recorded an awesome extraterrestrial craft that was imaged by the space shuttle camera at 3:30 AM Eastern time on March 1, 2002. It was a most graceful beautiful object in flight that I have ever seen. It seemed to be several hundred to a thousand feet from the shuttle and a hundred feet in length. Basically it was a glowing, golden colored, long and narrow band that kept a crescent shape most of the 38 seconds it was in view. It looked like a convulsing worm, tumbling nine times end over end. It straightened out once. The best part is the six bright, golden, brief flashes of light (unevenly timed) as if reflecting the sun, but the sun was on the opposite side of the Earth. During the mission press conference a reporter asked about the anomaly, Brian Austin-Lead Flight Director for STS-109 stated, "It was more than likel! y a piece of ice. Snip. It appea!
                              red much too far away and large to be ice. Thanks to Joe Love.

                              NEW YORK PINE BUSH SIGHTING

                              Bruce Cornet has been contacted by new witnesses, who say, "I just got your email and wanted to let you know that I had seen two UFOs in the same week. The first was January 27, 2002, in Accord, NY, close to my home in the early evening. It was a triangle shape with typical lights but, the back of it was so dark that it may have had more construction to it as in the diamond shape or manta ray. It was massive and flew over slowly fifty feet above tree line.
                              On February 2, 2002, I was on my way to an UFO party when I saw the same object that the others had seen, but in closer detail in Walker Valley on Route 52 around 7:30 PM. It was triangle shaped but a double Decker. Lights were extensive in the front and looked as though it had windows. Again it moved slowly above the tree line. This object was so large that the car in front of me had also taken notice and drove slowly to observe it. I pulled off the road and couldn't believe it. The front two lights were very far apart, that is what caught my eye first. When the object became closer it had a dim glow in the front, between the two "headlights". The glow looked like windows in a slightly arched line. Thanks to Bruce Cornet Ph.D.,Geologist, Paleobotanist, Palynologist
                              bcornet@... http://www.monmouth.com/~bcornet/

                              GEORGIA INVESTIGATION OF POLICE OFFICERS SIGHTING

                              Tom Sheets, State Director of MUFONGA reports, I conducted a sit-down interview with the police officer that observed the floating rectangular light. He added the following;- First, he indicated that he was so concerned about the event that he logged the date on his PC calendar; 28 Sept 01, also adding it occurred between 9:30 and 10:30 PM, and not recalling any unusual weather or storms occurring at the time. 2- During the first half of the event, when he initially reached for the bed table lamp, he could not find it, as if it was not there, nor was the adjacent dresser touched when he reached for that. While I was taking photos of his bedroom, he also recalled that the glowing red face of his digital clock radio was also not there.....it sits at the base of the lamp. Moments later, he reached out again and the lamp was there and was turned on, the floating light vanished for the first time and all then appeared normal. 3- During the time! when he stuck his finger int!
                              o the light, he was able to see it come out the other side, leading him to initially tell me it only had height and width, no depth. 4- He is further sure that there was no normal light leaking into the room from another source. 5- He added that within days of the event, he had 3 lamps with fluorescent bulbs all burn out on the same day, this had never happened before. He thought this odd at the time, but connected it to nothing strange. Two years ago lightening struck his back fence and ran along the fence. At the end of October he had a major PC failure. The officer described that sometimes his cat would jump up and go on alert and seemed to look at things in the living room that no one else could see. This activity is not necessarily strange conduct for a feline. There are LOTS of BIG boulders on his property so I may have our Geologist and the Deputy Director of Science for MUFONGA to take a loo! k. Witness cited no other unusual conditions existing in his home.!
                              Thanks to Tom Sheets, SD MUFONGA, ISUR Board

                              MINNESOTA BOOMS AND BRIGHT LIGHT OVER YARD

                              VESTABURG -- On February 20, 2002, the witness heard high pitched sounds and saw a bright light that lit up her entire yard at 3:30 AM. The witness says, "I was awakened by a loud noise that sounded like a base drum going Baboom, Baboom, several times. This proceeded into a high pitched sound that would change octaves for a long period of time. I thought I was losing my mind so I got out of bed and went to look around the house to see if I could find what it was and my three acre yard was lit up like daytime. The high-pitched noise would start up, then stop for 30 seconds or so and start up again. My husband also heard these sounds and our cat was going crazy. My brother lives three miles away and he also heard it. I could not see any form of craft in the sky but there was a very bright light shining down. Finally everything stopped. GOLDEN, COLORADO -- The previous day similar strange noises were reported at 2:00 PM, but! no lights were seen.

                              OKLAHOMA INVESTIGATION

                              LAWTON -- Jim Hickman investigates and reports the witness "Joe W." states: On 3/11/2002 at 1:30 AM, I was driving west from downtown and noticed several green lights and one larger red light near the western horizon. They began to move in an erratically with smaller green lights orbiting around the larger red light. As I got closer to home I realized that the lights were heading in my general direction so I ran into the house to grab my digital camera. When I ran back outside, the objects were now much closer, and nearly overhead so I managed to get one picture. At the time I took the picture the objects were moving slowly over head a 100 feet away. After I took the picture, I made the mistake of checking the display on the back of the camera to see if I got it. The object sped off to the east and was quickly out of sight. I didn't notice any sound coming from the objects, but they did seem to disturb all the dogs in the neighborhoo! d which were barking. At slowest!
                              point while nearly overhead, the object was moving at 10 mph for a brief period of time. As it moved off to the east, it gained speed to probably several hundred miles per hour. The witness is former military who now works as a civilian at Fort Sill.

                              Investigator's note: The weather that night was partly cloudy, breezy and cool. Lawton is the home of Fort Sill a huge military base, and Altus Air Force base is about 35 miles to the west. This sighting is similar to the Hudson Valley sightings in the '80's. with a large slow object hovering overhead with multicolored lights, then fast exit, altitude 100' or less, no sounds, animals affected, etc. I was involved in a UFO incident near Lawton myself in1983, where a huge triangle shaped object hovered overhead, (I was able to see structure), and then followed my vehicle for over 20 miles. This sighting was verified by the Kiowa County Sheriff's office who's dispatcher saw the object as I was in radio communication with him, and by Altus Air Force Base, who sent up an aircraft to investigate. I have written a full account of that evening in my next book, I call that story "Encounter at Lost Lake." Thanks to Jim Hickman Author, "5000 ye! ars of UFO's" MUFON Research Spec!
                              ialist for Media Operations http://www.thehickmanreport.com/

                              TEXAS VERY LARGE AND BRIGHT FLYING TRIANGLE

                              PALMER -- The witness reports seeing strange "planes" Saturday night, March 9, 2002, in the night sky in central Texas. I live out in the country and we usually don't see many planes. We were coming home and these "lights" kept just fading into existence, just showing up out of nowhere. Usually a plane kind of "turns" and it's light faces you, it looks like a bright star until it turns again and you can see its blinking red light. Well, it started with two, then three, four, five and then six glowing lights just sitting there. Gradually each one seemed to "turn" and move towards the left with blinking red lights and flew off until there were just three, sitting there. They formed a triangle with the middle one moving from the right side to the left, forming the triangle. Thanks to Melody jimelody@...,

                              ARIZONA LARGE OVAL OBJECT WITH INTENSE SPOT LIGHTS

                              PHOENIX - ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN'S -- On February 14, 2002, the witness was driving south on Loop 101 when I notice 4 to 5 objects appeared in the Estrella Mountains at 9:15 PM one by one. These objects were not in motion, as I noticed a commercial aircraft passing by. Each object was blinking two colors, orange and red, and were lit for 5 to 6 minutes, then one at a time disappeared. When I got home I ran to the back yard, with my wife, and the objects were gone. Then we noticed two more objects off to the west towards Buckeye. These objects looked the same as the first five. My wife witnessed these objects with me as well. As we were watching, the objects to the south came back, to the Estrella Mountains. We watched another five minutes and they again disappeared.

                              A second witness about 9:30 PM, also on the 14th, saw some very bright lights towards the back of his housing development when he turned onto the West Point Parkway. They lit up the sky like a baseball stadium's lights. The witness states, "I looked past a desert field towards Luke AFB to see a GIANT blimp-like object hovering very close to the ground." It had very, very intense spot lights all around the top and all around the bottom. In the center were multicolored lights much smaller, but they seem to move or 'chase' around the middle. I drove home to go get my camera hoping my husband could see this object. However all we could see were two glowing reddish-orange balls in a vertical pattern directly over Luke AFB. They blinked out suddenly and reappeared in a horizontal pattern. The next day a coworker described seeing the same object.
                              Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                              NEVADA BLUE FIREBALL WITH SPARKS

                              LAS VEGAS -- A construction worker reports seeing a very low flying circular blue object moving at very high speed directly over job site on February 15, 2002, at 4:06 PM. The witness says, It appeared to vanish and I was yelling for others to look to get more witnesses. After it vanished I looked around to see who was looking. No one was looking in my area so I was not going to say anything but then an Iron worker from a boom lift said, "Did any of you guys see that ?" I was relieved that someone other than myself saw it. It flew over about 400 feet above me, completely silent. He said it was a BUO, "Blue unidentified object ?" I said and he said no "Big unidentified object." We see military craft all the time. Shortly after four F-16 fighters were cruising the area. Enough said. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                              CANADA SIGHTINGS CONTINUE AT HIGH RATE

                              LONDON ONTARIO -- Keith Warren writes, "I live in a city of about 1/3 million people located half way between Detroit and Toronto and on Saturday, March 16, 2002, I was at my sisters house party and let our dogs out about midnight. That night it was very clear and cold, I looked up and saw two bright red orbs about the size of big beach balls that flew over my head at about 1000 feet. They were beside each other, just a few feet apart. They were also kind of bumping and grinding around with each other at 300 to 600 mph. They were moving silently and incredibly fast. These were not of human origin, as they flew southwest they merged together and shot away at 1000 times faster.

                              CALGARY ALBERTA -- On February 17, 2002, I was playing basketball in Abbeydale and as it got dark a bright ball of light flew above us no more than 50 feet away in an overcast sky. My friend saw a white ball of light for a few seconds that faded away really quick. These were not meteor showers, and the way it moved is indescribable. It moved in a perfect straight line without sound and was very bright without a tail. A similar sighting was also posted from Calgary on January 17th. As The UFO flew over my cell phone rang and recorded the time and date of the call. Thanks to NUFORC.

                              WILMER -- Brian Vike reports from British Columbia of a possible abduction when three young girls watched a circular object hover right over their heads, they freaked and took off. One of the girls, sitting in the back seat, watched the object as it passed over their car." She said, "There were seven large bright white lights passing overhead with two orange lights at either end." It was similar to a boomerang in shape they estimated it was 450 feet (135 meters)" in length.

                              HOUSTON, BC -- Her husband and "friends" watched 5 points of light come together in a clear sky, then move out at the same time to some distance and disappear sometime in February 2002.

                              TELKWA --First week in February at 6:15 PM, the witness telephoned me explaining she watched an extremely bright white light just east of Vanderhoof on Surgeon Point Road. Six new crop circles were discovered in this area by Brent Miskuski who flew over this area in September 2001. Brian Vike investigated the crop circles then but now there were more lights. The witness said she only observed the bright light for a minute after she came up over a hill. The object was above her and resembled an airplane's landing light coming into an airport but there are no landings at this time. Two other witnesses reported seeing the light.

                              SINKUT MOUNTAIN -- It was either Thursday or Friday morning, February 28 or March 1, 2002, when the witness saw a white and extremely bright light in the direction of Sinkut Mountain at 5:30 AM from her kitchen window. Her first thoughts were that it was just a logging truck. The witness looked through binoculars and saw a pure bright white light for quite some time. The light would move, then stop, leave and return. The light would zip around so quickly that it could not have been any aircraft or logging equipment. Two witnesses traveling on Langston Road heading towards Prince George at 5:45 AM also saw the white light. Investigation by Brian Vike determined there was no logging or construction equipment working the mountain.

                              TERRACE, B.C. -- On the night of February, 1, 2002, four witnesses saw an orange and red very bright light which seemed to be in the shape of a square. This light was sitting close to the top, or just below the top rim of the mountain. Their first thoughts were that this was the moon, but the real moon was also visible. They said that if you looked at a good sized home and were seeing it from about 400 yards away, it seemed to be about the same dimension. It looked very glossy with the orange, red and yellow. The witness also talked about a possible faint colored band running across the face of the light. Thanks to Brian Vike (Yogi) Independent UFO Field Investigator/Researcher

                              CARIBBEAN WEST INDIES SIGHTINGS

                              SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA -- Kathy writes, "My boyfriend, Craig, and I were in St. Lucia a few weeks ago and we saw a few different UFO's." I saw a white light on February 11, 2002. dance up and down and side to side in the sky and disappear behind Petit Piton. Soon after, Craig saw a red orb zoom by. Then, we noticed every night for the ten days between 10 to 10:20 PM, there was a flashing white light in the same spot in the sky. After twenty minutes the lights would fade or go further away?
                              It could still be there! If you looked up at Orion, there is a very bright star to the right of it. Then if you go over just a bit more to the right and down, there it was same time every night. Why was it flashing? Thanks, Kathy Noll

                              ARGENTINA SIGHTINGS CONTINUE

                              SANTA ROSA -- Saturday night, March 9, 2002, several anomalies were observed from an observation post staffed by personnel some 60 km from Santa Rosa. As a result of the intensity of said manifestations, CEUFO personnel routinely conduct skywatches and take turns in order to achieve a wider coverage. This Saturday, at 21:20 hours, an object flew over the city in a NW SE direction. It's size was that of "a very large star" and it moved at regular speed. Just minutes prior to 22:00 hours, three pulses of light or "flashes" were seen to the SE of the city. At 22:20, a "luminous cloud" crossed the city following an SE-NW heading. It's size was considerable but witnesses were unable to pin down its altitude. The sky was partly cloudy but this "cloud" was completely independent from the rest. One of the witnesses claimed that "the Moon appeared to be behind the object" by way of an example of the luminosity issuing from the "cloud."&! nbsp; Thanks to Quique Mario and C.E.U!
                              .F.O. Proyecto condor Translation (C) 2002. Institute of Hispanic Ufology

                              UK UFO SIGHTINGS OR WITCHES ON BROOMS?

                              CHORLEY -- I was in the White Coppice are of tonight and noticed what appeared to be a "string of pearls" configuration traveling toward the northbound M62 motorway. The "pearls" were highly luminous and not "lit up" in the usual sense of the word. The pearls were moving quite slowly so I took off in the car in an attempt to follow. I met up with it near to the motorway junction at Chorley. I must say that it was easy to follow because of its slow speed. It continued to fly over the M62 north then turned toward Blackburn. It didn't increase its speed until it passed the BA works at Salmesbury, I then had to hit the gas to keep it in sight. Luckily the road was quiet so I could put my foot down. (In case there are any police on the list, I won't say what speed I was going!) Even though I was really shifting the "thing" soon outpaced me and I lost sight of it near to Great Harrowed, it then simply vanished over Penile Hill. There! were 6 "pearls" that seemed to belong !
                              to one object. But it must have been quite large. There were no strobe lights. I must mention that throughout the "sighting" I didn't feel at all well, lightheaded and talking to myself in a sort of moaning and muttering way. Once the "pearls" left I began to recover. I later stopped at a shop and mentioned what I'd seen, the shopkeeper told me that he too had seen such a phenomenon when stood at his shop door chatting to a customer. His opinion was that it was the witches of Pendle on their broomsticks! Who knows since they have been reported for hundreds of years? Thanks to Bill

                              MONEYASH, DERBYSHIRE -- James Allan reports: I was camping, and it being a dark clear night, I was doing a bit of stargazing-on March 3,-2002, at 21:00 hours. I was looking at the plough, and I noticed what looked like three stars moving. They were dimmer than the stars that make up the plough, but quite white, not red or blue. There was no flashing of lights, just three pinpricks of light. I estimate that the three points filled about a fifth to a quarter the size of the 'dipper' bit of the plough. The lights seemed as if three satellites were moving in unison, but much, much slower than I have ever seen satellites moving. Perhaps the source was further away/higher altitude? They were in a triangular pattern, but elongated in the direction of travel. They moved slowly from the area of the plough, down to the horizon in the East-North-East. This journey took about 2 minutes from when I first noticed the lights, to when I ! lost them in the orange light pollution nea!
                              r the horizon. UFOzone Comment: I would suggest that this may have been a sighting of a formation of satellites, due to the consistency of appearance, color and movement, and the fact that the lights did not exhibit characteristics which would rule out this possibility. Thanks to Dan Bright http://ufozone.co.uk/ and James Allan james_d_allan@...

                              ITALY UFO NEWSFLASH ISSUE NO. 344 -INCREASE IN SIGHTINGS

                              The Italian Center for UFO Studies reports a slight increase in Italian Sightings in January compared to a lull of the preceding months. In fact, the number of cases so far reported or detected by the CISU working group on Italian sightings totals 30 for the month of January, versus 26 for November and 17 in December. Five observations occurred during daylight hours, while the others alternately concerned lights in the nighttime sky. Eight reports relate to the "mini-flap" caused by the conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon on 26 January. Meanwhile, the annual totals for 2001 have been updated, up to 650 sightings, confirming the exceptional nature of the last year with respect to the media coverage during recent years, which had remained steady at around 300-350 cases. At the center of the summer wave, Lombardy and Tuscany totaled nearly 100 sightings each. Thanks to Giorgio Abraini and Sebast! iano Ridolfi.

                              "I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS"-- Convinced that he had been abducted by UFOs, a young man from Conegliano Veneto (Treviso) went to the police in order to provide what amounted to the first report of its type in our country. The "abduction" was said to have occurred around the middle of last July. The extraterrestrials picked him up, brought him to a secret location and utilized him as a guinea pig in experiments featuring "extremely sophisticated pieces of equipment." The aliens allegedly "removed a section of his brain," thereafter returning him to his home. Skeptical in the face of the young man's experience and the events, the agents balked at the report and invited him to appear on the Maurizio Costanzo TV Show. Thanks to La Tribuna di Treviso, February 20; UFOTEL, edited weekly by Edoardo Russo for the Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici, http://www.arpnet.it/ufo/ultime.htm

                              YUGOSLAVIA HUNDREDS REPORT UFO SIGHTING

                              GODIJEVO -- Authorities are investigating after hundreds of people in a Montenegrin village reported seeing a cluster of giant UFOs. People in Godijevo say they rushed out of their homes after hearing a series of loud blasts and saw huge illuminated objects seemingly hovering overhead. Officials are investigating numerous recorded sightings, but have been unable to offer an explanation so far. According to the newspaper Vijesti, many witnesses claim the UFOs changed shape before heading off into the sky and out of sight. "I went outside after hearing a commotion and when I looked up and there were twenty large luminous circles, it was as if a UFO was hovering over our heads. The sky must have been lit up for hundreds of metres," said Sead Hodzic. There iare no hi-tech facilities to generate such lights in the area. Filed March 7, 2002, http://www.ananova.com/yournews/story/sm_538533.html

                              "WHITE PEBBLE" AND "PROJECT JEHOVAH

                              Robert Colins writes...The below document (see link) was leaked to Tim Cooper in early 2001. This is page 21 of 19 "bleed through pages" (many of the pages were dated to different periods) with this page dated October 2, 1962, (JFK era) and is likely the "second cover page" to the Mj12 Executive Briefing. We believe the "bleed through" pages are due to either thermal fax's printers or carbons. Please notice the code word "White Pebble" and "Project Jehovah" under Mj12. Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Theodore von Karman and James Doolittle were all reported to be connected with Project Jehovah. These and other such "code words/projects" have appeared in a number of other documents. Also, please note that this is copy 1 of 2 with TS Control Number "T310010-055" where "T" means CIA Tinker files (this is very hard to read on the JPG image) plus the "I" and "R" switched in the word "SECURITY." The reason for this "typo error" was for tracking the document. This ! document!
                              was probably typed from its appearance by one of the Mj-12 Group Technical Advisory Panel (MTAP-12) members and since "access" was extremely limited there was likely no "peer review." Sources tell us that this document "reads right" but regardless, Bob and Ryan Wood are continuing to have forensics done on this and the other 19 pages. Thanks to Robert Collins
                              http://home.earthlink.net/~rcollins634/reports/mj12_62execbrief_cover_page.htm

                              Editors Note: Majestic was an important operation in World War II. Seldom if ever are the same codewords used for different projects. "White Pebble" and "Project Jehovah" would make excellent codewords for UFO studies. Saucers or pebbles are reported skipping across the surface of the water, Jehovah is the Hebrew word most often used for God in Hebrew scriptures and ties into the concept of visitors from the heavens.

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                                HAPPY EASTER! UFOs were observed over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Canada, Mexico, Barbados, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Australia. Easter is a good time to reflect on the Bible Code and promises of ever lasting life.

                                NEW YORK BLACK TRIANGLE AND THE BIBLE?

                                MIDDLETOWN -- Salvatore Cirami saw a black flying triangle appear to land on January 12, 2002, in a farmer's field next to Route 17. This was unlikely a government or special ops aircraft. The reason is that it was too much of a setup, according to Stephen Clementson in the UK (see his new website entitled, UFO Codebook--The Bible. Steve has shown recurring patterns in UFO sightings and phenomena, which relate to Biblical passages and religious themes. For example, why was Sal chosen? Because his name means "the Savior, the Lord" (Salvatore = Savior; Cirami = the Lord). Not only that, but the sighting occurred in the vicinity of prime UFO sighting areas. The triangle crossed the highway not far from the old barn and two Christian Crosses standing on the hill. The billboard sign next to the crosses reads: Nevel Grande Hotel, Ellenville, NY. Nice that "Ellen" (as in Ellen Crystall who wrote the excellent "Silent Invasion! ") should be linked to this sighting also. Th!
                                e craft crossed over Freeze Road and disappeared by pan caking down into a field separated by a tree row from a local residence at 260 Midland Lake Road. This sighting was a massive set up, far beyond human design or normal ingenuity. It is highly unlikely that the military would set something up like this to this extent (too involved or costly), especially with so many key symbols and references to religion (an evangelic military?). As Steve says, no UFO sighting is by accident. All are according to some predetermined design. The trick is to figure out the design through the numerous clues are usually given. For example, Steve Clementson wrote in response to learning that the craft crossed Freeze Road: "Try looking in the UFO Codebook, The Bible where the word, cloud actually means anything flying in the sky except birds.

                                Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" Tell me if you have understanding. Who set its measurements, since you know? Who stretched the line on it? "On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, when morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy. Job 38:1, 4-7 "Does the rain have a Father? Where does dew come from? Where is the mother of the ice and frost? For the water changes and turns to ice, as hard as rock. Can you hold back the stars? Can you restrain Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion? Can you ensure the proper sequence of the seasons, or guide the constellation of the Bear with her satellites across the heavens? Do you know the law of the universe and how the heavens influence the Earth? Can you shout to the clouds and make it rain? Can you make lightning appear and cause it str! ike as you direct it." Job 38:29-35.

                                Jesus Christ speaking says: "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth." And after, He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of the sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold two men in white clothing stood beside them; and they also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." Acts 18-1-11. Steve has found many other similar references in the Bible to classic sightings. That's why he calls the Bible the "UFO Codebook". Thanks to Steve Clementson and Bruce Coronet http://www.monmouth.com/~bcornet/ See the UFO Codebook is at: http://www.geoci! ties.com/heavenlykey2002/)

                                NEW JERSEY CIGAR

                                LITTLE FALLS -- The witness was driving on Ridge Road heading north at 7:30 AM along the reservoir on February 24, 2002. Just as he entered Little Falls, he saw an air craft flying fairly low as it passed over his car. The witness states, "I caught sight of another object that was a very bright silver colored object off in the distance beyond that plane. It was very high in the sky which was mostly clear and blue except for some very high white clouds. This object appeared to hang motionless just at the base of those clouds. It hovered at a forty-five degree angle. I saw no lights or flashing from it and it appeared quite smooth. As I drove on I had to change directions and when I finally resumed driving north again, it was gone.

                                BRIGANTINE -- The witness was on his front porch facing the Atlantic Ocean when he observed two sets of double lights on February 26, 2002. Each set ran vertically and was rotating clockwise at 8:00 PM. At first it looked like two planes circling. The lights were on for two seconds then blinked off and on again in a different part of the circle as both sets moved south and flashed three times. The fourth and last set of lights there were eleven sets of double lights. Each set ran vertically only this last time they made a half circle moving clockwise. Kind of like a double chain or a roller coaster. There was no sound at any time. The lights were a light yellow in color, almost white. They made no streaks as they moved. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                                PENNSYLVANIA CHANGING LIGHTS

                                HARRISBURG -- The witness reports seeing 10 to 15 points of light in a circle pattern moving from east to west in the sky on March 6, 2002. As they traveled they changed to a triangular pattern at 10:00 PM, and they all lined up in a straight line and sped off through the sky.

                                HERMITAGE -- On February 24, 2002, three witnesses reported seeing a perfect rectangle shaped UFO while sitting in their car. At 11:00 PM, they saw a green lights in kind of a triangle shape. It would disappear and thirty seconds later it reappear. They got their telescope out and could see it was a rectangle with a clear shadow thin line running in the middle of it. On the right side dots were connected together in a bright electrical blue color. On the left side three thick shadow like lines connected together. Sometimes the electrical lines would fade or the shadow like lines on the left would start slowly moving in different directions. Then it would disappear and come back and repeat the process. Another craft came along that flew very close to the ground without sound, just one big bright light that never blinked or flickered. They watched for two hours. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufo! center.com/

                                VIRGINIA CHEVRON

                                FAIRFAX -- The witnesses twelve year old son first saw the V shaped object at 7:45 PM, moving from just below the Belt of Orion in the southeast skies moving towards the southwest on February 24, 200. The V's wings were at a 45 degree angle. The V was flying about 10 to 15,000 feet altitude and was burnt orange in color with possibly globular lights on its perimeter As it moved I could see stars between the objects legs. It moved in an effortless, and noiseless manner and after about 10 seconds faded and disappeared before our eyes. The conditions were clear, and cool, with some light refraction from the city. The witness states, "I have a position of trust with the government and am a true skeptic, my son and I saw this and it was no flight of birds, swamp gas, or any other aircraft. About 20 minutes later I heard aircraft possibly on afterburners moving at high altitude in the same general direction as this craft. Thanks to P! eter Davenport Director NUFORC http://!
                                www.ufocenter.com/

                                GEORGIA ODD FIREBALL-LIKE OBJECT IN THE SKY

                                PALMETTO -- On March 1, 2002, the two witnesses were working on a bridge for their bikes when they began talking about UFO's around 6:30 PM. They looked up into the sky and saw this odd, fireball-like object that was stationary and made no sound whatsoever. They turned around and suddenly it was gone. They continued looking, and suddenly, it returned. After another minute or two, it suddenly reappeared. Thirty seconds later, the light dissipated into nothing. I am usually not a skeptic of stuff like this, but this really freaked me out. I just decided to add it to the database here. NUFORC Note: We usually are at least slightly skeptical about some of the reports submitted by school-age youth. They could have observed the launching of the Space Shuttle at 0622 hours. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                                FLORIDA BLACK FLYING TRIANGLE OVER ALLIGATOR ALLEY

                                NAPLES -- The witness was traveling south on Interstate 75, eleven miles south of Naples on Friday morning, March 1, 2002, while listening to 610 WIOD and preparing to pull over, to watch the space shuttle launch at 6:22 AM, on it's mission to upgrade the Hubble telescope. The sky was quite overcast, and the sun was just beginning to light up the clouds when he noticed an object in the sky to his front left. It had three tiny white lights and came closer at a very slow pace. The witness says, "I was able to make out the shape very distinctly as a low flying triangle. It was well below the clouds, and its lights were at each apex. The lights did not illuminate any portion of the craft. I pulled over to the side of the road, and shut off the engine to listen. It was traveling west and passed by in three minutes. The window was down, and the engine off, but there was no sound. I turned the ignition to 'Aux' to have the radio! on, to hear the shuttle lunch that was not !
                                visible due to the clouds. I looked back and the object was gone. I got out of my van, and looked around, but there was nothing, not even contrails. I noticed the van's digital clock lost two minutes.

                                SEBASTIAN -- The witness and his wife saw a gray Flying Triangle around 7:30 PM, with no Lights or sound, traveling very fast over East Central Florida on March 11, 2002. They couldn't tell how high it was but it appeared to be larger than a small airplane. It was traveling north and passed over in about ten seconds. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                                OHIO GLIDER AIRPORT INVESTIGATION

                                WAYNESVILLE -- Several recent videos and UFO reports may have been caused by heavy duty gliders from an airport with a grass runway. Kenny Young had taken a video of an unusual craft. Peter Davenport wrote: My suspicion is that the object is on the upwind side of some obstruction, such as a range of hills, or tall buildings. The fact that the object was visible in the same area of the sky for some 20 minutes would suggest that it is "ridge soaring," or staying aloft by remaining in a body of air that is being pushed up by something. The clear sky tends to militate against the craft's using thermals, which traditionally are found below clouds. Search on the Internet for "soaring" or "sailplanes" and you probably will find a number of facilities where glider flying takes place there. I suspect that any one of them could tell you whose ship it was, since glider pilots generally stay in touch with one another by radio. Teamwork makes fin! ding lift much easier. "Soaring" !
                                magazine, carries a list of contest dates. Peter Davenport is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (Gliders) #2263995

                                ILLINOIS CYLINDER

                                BELLEVILLE -- The witness and his girlfriend were going home from a movie on February 23, 2002, when they a cylinder or circler shaped object in the sky at 11:00 PM. The witness stated, The object was right ahead of my car and kept getting bigger and more blue. We got up to a stop light and the people next to us were looking at it. Then all of the sudden it dropped down in the sky then slowly faded off. Like the light kept getting dimmer and then it shot across the sky. We were pretty freaked out. We thought we saw it again but two military jets where flying over our head. The planes were following the object.

                                ROCKFORD -- The witness reports, "My husband and I noticed a large disk shaped UFO above the Office Max Store on February 27, 2002." When we left the store around 7:00 PM my husband told me to look at it. It was about 30 feet across, and seemed to be of a dark color that was not highly visible at night. When it listed to the side a bit, we could see underneath. There was one large round light in the middle; not beaming outward, but just lit. We were able to watch for about three minutes before it left. There was no sound from the ship at all, and it disappeared in just a couple of seconds. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com/

                                IOWA UFO HOVERING NEAR INTERSTATE.

                                DES MOINES -- I was driving off of exit 41 from Interstate I-80 on March 6, 2002, east the UFO was sitting back north of the exit at 10:05 PM. The UFO gave off a pale gold light and looked metallic, and had a clear bubble though the center top to bottom. I could see lighting shaped symbols on the out side of the craft. The UFO hovered 150 to 200 feet above the ground; it had a slow gold blinking light. I kept driving south toward Prairie Meadows Race Track and the object just levitated in place.

                                TEXAS SIGHTING OF HUGE FLYING TRIANGLE

                                CLEBURNE -- Jason Greywolf Leigh reports that on March 14, 2002, about 8:40 PM, his sight was drawn to a huge white non glaring light, slightly smaller than the full moon. As he drove out of the city limits, there appeared 'colored' lights all about the object. Jason is a Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked for Delta Airlines. These lights were nothing at all like standard aircraft lighting. There were just too many with too many different colors. Jason drove toward the object that compared to the Super Dome in New Orleans, or about 400 to 500 feet across and about 200 to 300 feet in height. There were three small blinking lights on top at 'dead center,' which were, from top to bottom, red, yellow and white. All were blinking in an odd pattern of off and on, very swiftly. Below these 'center' lights: the area underneath was dark. Outwardly from the 'center' to either 'end': the distance was amazing at several hundred fe! et. The lights at either 'end' were solid,!
                                softly lit and multi-colored-yet larger in size than the 'center top' lights. Some were blinking-some were not. They were staggered in placement with 4 to 5 lights at either 'end' of the object. To the 'bottom side': these lights were random with multicolored lights strung out all along the bottom. I pulled over, turned off the engine and there were NO SOUNDS. Jason says, "By now, the huge object was almost even with my car in the western sky at no more than 1, 000 feet high and traveling so slowly, that if it had been a 'known' aircraft: it would have fallen from the sky." I watched in pure and total amazement, as the object just glided by me. Thanks to Jason Greywolf Leigh jasonsos@... and Dan Bright http://jasonleigh.org, http://ufozone.co.uk.

                                CANADA SIGHTINGS CONTINUE

                                One investigator Brian Vike is attempting to investigate a rash of sightings in British Columbia on Canada's west coast. Numerous reports have been received since the Weekly Advertiser ran an article on March 9, 2002. Brian reports he will be working numerous sightings. He was contacted by a fellow who wants me to come and visit to document his 20 years of UFO encounters, with documented proof from two governments. Brian Vike has received confirmation of a February 1, 2002, sighting where three women witnessed a giant UFO near Smithers, He watched this craft for 5 minutes after leaving the Hollywood Video. TELKWA MOUNTAINS -- Brian Vikes writes, he has reviewed an incredible bit of tape of a comet but with a short flaming tail. What ever it is was huge! The object was heading towards the range at a high altitude which was moving away from the witness who was taking the video. The front of this object was convex, that is it looked like the front ! of a bullet, but again !
                                very large in size. The flames were massive and fanned out into a V shape which followed close behind. It was very slow moving object since the witness went inside to grab her camera and she still caught this object on tape. I know for sure there was "no" space debris coming down at the time of this event.

                                VANDERHOOF, BC -- A biologist working on a salmon enhancement project saw a very large, bright object hovering over the area where Crop Circles were discovered last year. UFOs were observed the night the Crop Circles were made.

                                WHISTLER, BC -- Several witnesses had just been on a skiing trip that ended on February 26, 2002, when they were on their way back to Vancouver at 10:00 AM. In broad daylight, a saucer appeared over the mountain range in the distance and hovered there. It started going higher and higher until finally there was a flash of light and it was gone.

                                JACK PINE, BC -- The witness reports they had a pretty weird sighting on March 4, 2002, at 10:00 PM. They saw a very bright white light with a halo around it for twenty minutes. The light moved quite a bit from side to side but always seemed to come back to a center point and stay stationary before continuing to repeat itself. The husband is a professional who works in a scientific field and they were both at a loss to explain, what else could it be other than a UFO? Their father told them a fellow in Tim Horton's Restaurant who also saw the same UFO. It could not have been a plane as they don't do things like that

                                TERRACE, BC -- On March 9, 2002, I was laying in bed with my blinds open, when this huge bright ball came shooting past my window. A week later, two witnesses a 17 year old and his girl friend who were sitting in their hot tub looking at the stars on March 17, 2002, at 12:05 AM, report they saw a huge flash of light tear across the sky. The witnesses claim, "This was no shooting star because it was much bigger and lit up the whole sky, flashing as it went behind the mountain." My girlfriend described it as almost round in shape and very bright. She said, it looked like the moon because it had a less brighter outer "shell." It seemed too bright to be a meteor burning up in the atmosphere. Thanks to Brian Vike Independent UFO Field Investigator/Researcher HBCC UFO Research, yogibear@..., http://www.geocities.com/hbccufo/home.html

                                MEXICO UFOs SPOTTED BY AERO-MEXICO AIRLINE PILOTS

                                QUERETARO -- On Saturday, March 2, 2002, Senora Norma Rodriguez observed a strange object in the form of a tube or a cylinder over the superhighway Carratera Queretaro at 6:30 AM, 300 kilometers northwest of Mexico City. The object hovered over a mountain and displayed a strange color that was like a piece of gauze. On Sunday, March 3, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Senora Ana Luisa Cid photographed a large triangular UFO over Cerro del Chiquihuite (hill) north of Mexico City. According to Senora Cid, the strange object remained stationary over the hill. Then, minutes later, it was joined by a fiery sphere, which fused with the first object. The triangular object then flew away. On March 5, 2002, at 2:30 PM, "a UFO was reported by Televisora Telecable de Morelos in Cuernavaca." A local dentist aired his home video of a strange pulsating object emitting rays of light for several minutes. Later the same day, at 9:00 PM. An AeroMexico Airlines! Boeing 727 encountered a strange lumin!
                                ous object along its flight path between Mexico City and San Luis Potosi. The Boeing 727's captain radioed the Air Traffic Control Center in Monterrey, and reported the strange artifact. See NotiOVNI 3/10. Daniel Munoz. Thanks to UFO Roundup 3/19/02, Vol. 7, #12, Editor Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/

                                BARBADOS SILVER CYLINDER

                                BRIDGETOWN -- On March 1, 2002, the witness was walking on beach with his wife at 2:30 PM in the afternoon on a beautiful day when he saw a silver cylinder shaped object in the southwestern sky flying SSW There was a short singular contrail from main body. The fuselage was thin, silvery or reflective and there were no wings, It disappeared behind large cumulus cloud. I estimate that other than a UFO, it could also be space junk in reentry, or military? I also do not know if airliners from Europe on route to South America fly over Bridgetown airport as a checkpoint. The contrail was short, uneven and evaporated quickly and stretched about 10 or 15 lengths behind object and seemed to be uneven with apparent bubbles as if using pulses. The image is as clear as a bell in my mind as I scanned the beautiful Caribbean sky.

                                PUERTO RICO UFO OBSERVATORY

                                LAJAS -- Marcos "Turin" Irizarry, Mayor of Lajas is pursuing his plans to build an UFO observatory in the vicinity of Sierra Bermeja. Efforts are underway to acquire land, where sightings are more frequent. El Faro Newspaper reported the Mayor said, "My vision is that a scientific observatory should be constructed to research what has been seen." "I understand that this would be a tourist attraction, and what better incentive for tourists than to show them something different?" he stated. We hope to develop tours to the proposed UFO observatory from hotels. The area suggested for this project is frequented by groups which claim to have seen and made contact with UFOs. The Mayor sympathizes with these groups, since he recalled having seen a brilliant UFO light from his balcony. "Thanks to Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology and SHnSASSY1@... Translation (C) 200

                                CARIBBEAN WEST INDIES

                                ST. LUCIA -- Here are more details of our sightings. We felt something special in St. Lucia because there are petroglyphs on rocks with etchings that look like illuminated beings. Plus they have the Soufriere Volcano, which we could see smoking from our hotel. And UFO's always seem interested and are photographed near volcanoes. Also there is a lot of superstition there as well. And on the East Coast, we did a tour where we were told an area called Trou Zombie (caves/cliffs near beach) was a place where evil spirits dwell. And that creatures are reported being seen there which are half human and half animal. On February 11, my boyfriend saw the red orb go behind me. For 8 more days we stayed at La Haut Plantation, in Soufriere and facing west over Caribbean each night around 10:00 PM for twenty minutes there was a flashing light to the right of the Belt of Orion. Thanks to Kathy Noll and Craig Burkey

                                ARGENTINA RESIDENTS SAY OBJECTS FLEW OVER

                                SAN LORENZO --A number of residents of Southern Argentina claimed to have seen UFOs yesterday, maneuvering over the hills west of the city, between 15:45 and 16:30 hours. Journalist Lita Lagomarsion and locals saw two strange luminous objects which made surprising maneuvers which could not be correlated with those of conventional flying machines." Paulina Cruz, a housewife says, "It descended in circles and landed on top of a hill while giving off a very intense light that must have been enormous, judging by the distance. We were very impressed with what we saw. The strange thing is that it vanished suddenly, without a sound." "It had the luminosity of a large mirror reflecting the sun's light. Thanks to Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Translation (C) 2002 Condor El Tribuno.

                                ENGLAND HUGE GREEN DISK, AND VIDEO OF UFOs SHOT

                                MANCHESTER -- Two friends on March 13, 2002, saw a huge misty green disk floating above them. The event lasted between 10 to 15 seconds before the disk dissolved in the air. When it had gone there was a white ring of light outlining where it had been! My opinion of UFOs has changed forever.

                                LIVERPOOL -- The witness was walking his dog on February 28, 2002, around a small lake when he noticed three dull red lights in the sky at 10:30 PM, in an unequal triangle formation. The lights appeared to be part of one extremely large craft that was moving far faster than the passenger planes going into Liverpool Airport. The UFO disappeared into cloud, and was traveling at least twice as fast as the planes. If the object was one craft, then it was huge.

                                BEDHAMPTON -- Investigator Santiago Yturria writes that Anthony Woods wife woke up around midnight by a loud humming sound just outside her bedroom window. She is convinced that something unusual was very close to our window. Once again for 3 weeks there is complete cloud cover with rain again. The morning of Friday, March 22, the long-awaited weather change finally arrived with a beautiful clear day and Anthony awakened with an accentuated premonition. When he looked outside he saw a massive UFO flotilla for more than half hour resulting in one of the most important pieces of evidence that modern Ufology has received to date. Since last September, I've been involved into this investigation with Anthony Woods. For several months, I have received a huge amount of evidence and testimonials of a unique and aggressive UFO activity that constantly has been reported and documented confirming the Bedhamton's status as a UFO "Hot Spot." This curre! nt activity reveals an actua!
                                l UFO wave is taking place over England, right now. These sightings constitute a clear demonstration of an advanced technology. Thanks to Santiago Yturria and Jeff Rense. http://www.rense.com/general21/ufoov.htm

                                NETHERLANDS PILOT SEES STRANGE LIGHTS

                                S-HERTOGENBOSCH -- A commercial pilot driving along the interstate highway on February 27, 2002, reports seeing a bright light moving about two miles ahead of his car. The light moved towards the right side window view 1000 to 1,500 feet altitude just below the overcast sky with rain. At first he thought it was aircraft landing lights, but as the object moved along it had no flashing anti-collision lights whatsoever. It appeared to be completely illuminated with a profile of a white to yellowish Mexican hat with orange window like details on it. The size was about 1 inch at arm's length. The object moved at a steady speed in about 20 seconds from front of the car to the right rearwards out of sight at a steady speed. Highway was full of cars so there must be more witnesses!

                                AUSTRALIA SIGHTINGS REPORTED

                                MURDOCH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA -- On February 16, 2002, Brian Richards writes, I was privileged to witness one of these enigmatic OBOLS at 11:40 PM, that was not a conventional aircraft or an orange garbage bag fueled by firelighters. I went to check the pool and saw a brilliant orange yellow light moving above me heading north. I t was totally silent and about the size of a quarter of the full Moon almost 2000 feet high. I called out to the family to come and look, which they did. I raced to get a camera, but when I came back out the object had dimmed and reduced in size and climbed higher and parked itself like a star to the right of Orion's Belt. It jumped to the left about two fingers width at arm's length, then remained absolutely stationary for six minutes. I watched the object through binoculars and could see no identifying features or appendages. After six minutes the object started to move slowly west and at one point was a very impressive fourth (top) star of Ori! on'!
                                s Belt. There was a flash and the object simply vanished. Thanks to Brian Richards

                                PERTH -- On February 18, 2002, two independent witnesses reported a silent, orange/red and very bright light traveling north. The first witness Jan, of the southern Perth suburb of Glen Iris saw the object pass over her car as she headed south along the Kwinana Freeway. She was convinced it was coming in to land and expected to see it touch down when she looked over her shoulder at 10:15 PM. Steven and his girlfriend were in the northern Perth suburb of Heathridge, near Ocean Reef at 10:20 PM, when a bright orange/yellow light passed by from south to north. It appeared to have smaller lights within the main body, dimmed down, and reduced in size as it passed in 15 minutes.

                                WILSON -- On February 25, 2002, the witness Russell B. reported a silent, star-like object traveling overhead from NE - SW at 8:42 PM. After its initial pass the object arced south and executed a fairly large clockwise ellipse followed by a tight clockwise circle before heading NE at a terrific speed. This incident left him bemused. Total time of sighting 12 minutes.

                                On March 9, 2002, Sha writes my small dog was perched up on his seat in the window, looking out, as he loves to do. He gave a bark and found myself looking directly at a magnificently bright, elongated and intensely white light in the daylight sky. About 400 meters away there was a large object, about six inches long as viewed from my perspective. It was twice the length of a standard house. I was awestruck at the intensity of the light that was almost blinding in its brightness. It was shaped like an elongated and relatively flat disc, being wider at the middle section. It was stationery so I went outside to get a better view, but in those couple seconds, the object had disappeared! Just after dusk, we were looking across the valley and to the left, but lower than the moon was a very bright star. It was too bright for Venus and we realized it was flashing, giving a glimpse of a red glow with a bright white light. W! e watched it with amazement for many minutes, an!
                                d my youngest, Katinka, noticed that it was moving and dropped down below the treeline. Thanks to Sha bilby11@... and Tim Edward's Dreamscape

                                ANTARCTICA SENDS 500 MILLION BILLION TONS WARNING

                                The sun is warming the earth and an enormous floating ice shelf in Antarctica that has existed since the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago collapsed this month with staggering speed during one of the warmest summers on record. Full story at: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/ice_shelf_020320.html

                                UFO / ET CONGRESS will be held April 6-7, 2002, Days Inn on Highway 206 in Bordentown, New Jersey. See http://www.drufo.org/ for details.

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