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ETcontact.com -- UFOzone.co.uk "Keeping Our Eyes On The Skies"
April 2002 NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the April edition of the ETcontact.com newsletter.
Since the last edition, we have enhanced our sightings database
and have also added a new section to our site: "Contact ET" (See
below for more details of both of these sections).
We have enhanced our sightings database to include more case
file information, including details of whether a case is
currently under investigation and if it has been resolved. If
the case is under investigation, you may view the work in
progress, and of course should we or other investigators reach
a conclusion, this will be provided along with any relevant
sources of evidence.
Please note that we forward ALL sighting reports to the relevant
local UFO group for investigation, in addition to conducting our
own research where appropriate.
We have also agreed to forward ALL sighting reports made to
ETcontact.com to: --Anthony James for inclusion in his
newsletter, which can also be viewed on site. --"Filer's Files"
(an archive of which is also available on site). -- UFOLOGY UK
Forum. --The new Sci-fi Channel's UFO web page, which is due to
go live shortly.
So, if you sight a UFO, please add it to our database! By doing
so, you may encourage others who have had a similar sighting to
come forward, and help make possible connections between
sightings which may otherwise never come to light. Sighting
reports in our database WILL be made available to any serious
UFO investigator. We will also make every effort to retain all
data submitted indefinitely, in order to provide a permanent
record of sightings for investigators and historians in the
Please note: If the reporter wishes to remain ANONYMOUS, (this
option is available from the report form), we will NOT pass
their contact information on to ANY third party without their
expressed consent. However, we do require that they submit a
contact e-mail address for our own records, so that we may get
in touch with them if and when needs be -- for example, in order
to clarify an aspect of the sighting for the purpose of
investigation and research.
So, if you have sight a UFO, please tell the world by using our
report form to make a submission:
If you could just say one thing to an Extraterrestrial life
form, what would it be? In this new section, we invite you to
leave a message for any Extraterrestrial visitors to the planet,
and our site! Your message should consist of anything you wish
to pass on to our interplanetary neighbours.
We are hoping to collect as many messages as possible, from all
corners of the globe. At some point in the future, we shall,
circumstances permitting, create a CD containing these messages
and... BLAST it off into space! OK, so by now you are probably
thinking we're nuts. Well you're probably right! But, given the
fact that it is estimated that by 2005, the first commercial
space tourism will be taking place, the cost of launching
something beyond the orbit of the earth will surely make this a
feasible project, in time. Of course, escaping the solar system
is a completely different proposition, but we're working on it!
This is a bit of fun, and sending the CD into the far reaches of
the Universe may never come off. But, there is a serious side to
all of this. Think, for a moment... Just WHAT would YOU say? How
would you wish to present yourself, and humankind? Would you
be aggressive in your communiqué or offer the hand of
So, get thinking, and send us your messages. If nothing else,
this will provide future generations with an archive detailing
how the citizens of the early twenty-first Century viewed
extraterrestrial contact, before official "First Contact" was
made. And who knows, "someone" other than human may be
reading your message sooner than you realise!
Please leave your message by going to the following URL, or
accessing "Message ET!" from our homepage:
If every subscriber leaves a message, it would provide a
fantastic start to this section! Thanks in advance.
SELECTED SUBMITTED SIGHTINGS
Sighting Occurred: 2002-03-14, At 01:30:00, United States (All
times are GMT unless otherwise indicated, dates are in the
Reported By: JASON LEIGH
Between 8:30 to 8:45 pm CDT, I witnessed the sighting of an
otherwise, UFO, which remains a total and complete mystery to
me. To wit: Driving northward towards the small Texas town of
Joshua (population about 7,200) from my hometown of Cleburne,
Texas: the night sky was very clearwithout a cloud to be seen.
The temperature was a cool 61 degrees F. There was a possible
light wind out of the due south, but I did not check this out
with the National Weather Department. The stars were yet faintly
seen at this point in time and in location.
My sight was drawn to the obvious huge light in the low sky
(about 35 degrees from the horizon), which was just short of
being the size of the full moonorif one were to place a U.S.
nickel coin in their out-stretched hand (arms length) for size
comparison: the full moon is this size. When I state that my
sight was drawn to this object, compelled to look, also
comes to mind.
It was a soft, white lightnot glaring, nor hard to look atseen
in the due north-northwest (330 degrees [NNW] on a compass
bearing). My driving speed was within limits at about 55 mph. As
I drove on northward on highway 174 towards my friends house in
Joshua, I noticed that this huge light was not getting largeror
smalleras at firstI thought it to have been a low flying
private airplane of some sort (Note: commercial jet airliners
would not be found in this part of the skyas they are always
heading north of Cleburne to the west of townthen they bank to
the east towards the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, and if they are
departing D/FW airport and heading south towards Austin or
Houston: they fly to the far east of Cleburnebut in either
case: they never fly directly over Cleburne).
Just as I realized that this huge light could not have been an
airplaneas it was devoid of belly lights and wing-tip
lights; the softly glowing light blinked out.
As I drove onnow out of the city limitsdriving up the bridge
(over-pass) that crosses over the railroad tracks (Cleburne is a
hub for the railroads) at about 50 feet above the groundbut
high enough to see clearlysuddenly, there appeared coloreed
lights all about the objectso manythat it took my breath away.
Having been a Veteran of the war in Vietnamand having also
worked my first job back from the war at Delta Airlines: I
certainly know the placement of ID lights on airplanes,
helicopters and all known earthly aircraft. These lights were
nothing at all like standard aircraft lighting. There were just
too many of them of too many different colors.
I drove on as the mileage grew in approaching this object, which
was heading in my direction (its path would have been to the due
south) just to my left, or to the west of me. It was huge. I
compared it immediately to the Super Dome in New Orleans, or
about 400 to 500 feet across (or roughly,166 yards) and about
200 to 300 feet in height, based upon the placement of these
mentioned outwardly seen lights.
As for these lights: there were three (3) small blinking
lights on top at dead center, which were, from top to bottom,
red, soft yellow and white. All were blinking in an odd pattern
of off and on, very swiftly. They were evenly stacked atop of
each other. Below these center lights: the area underneath
was completely dark to my vision, yet obviously, solid in
nature, since the lights were certainly fixed.
Outwardly from the center to either end: the distance was
amazing at several hundred feet. I judged the distance between
this object and me to have been about two (2) miles. The lights
at either end were solid, softly lit and multi-coloredyet
larger in size than the center top lights. Some were
blinkingsome were not. They were placed in a very odd fashion
with no reasoningas they were staggered in placement. There
were about 4 to 5 lights at either end of the object. To the
bottom side: these lights were the oddest, as otherwise,
belly lights of normally known aircraft have a single red
blinking lightwith white and either red or blue wing lights
found latterly. These bottom lights were strung out all along
the bottom, making, again; no known pattern or reasoning to
their placement. They, too, were multi-colored and were all of
the same brightness, which was not so bright as to have been
difficult to look at. As I approached it--and it was approaching
me; I decided to pull over to the shoulder of the road and to
stop, which I did. By now, the huge object was almost even with
my car to my left, or, I was looking to the western sky. It was
now completely obvious that this object was no more than 1,000
feet off of the groundand VERY huge!
I turned off the car engine and stuck my head out of the
drivers side windowto listen for any noise, which may have
been emitting from the object. There were NO SOUNDS whatsoever.
The huge object was travelling so slowly, that if it had of been
a known aircraft: it would have fallen from the sky. I watched
in pure and total amazement, as the object just glided by
mewithin one (1) mile from my position. I was speechlesswithin
the quiet of my car and on this part of the country highway that
I know so well. This was just outside of the city limits where
there are only a few farm houses spread out in the areawith
patches of remote woods to my left and right sides as well as to
the front, or north of where I was. (See Drawing of the object
attached). The huge object glided on by not making a soundnot
making an effort to turn, climb, ascend nor descend, as I
watched it and etched the size and its likely shape within my
awe-struck mind. Regrettably, I had no camcorder, nor still
picture camera to record this.
It continued on its course to the due southand drifted further
away. It was still within my sight as I started the engine of
the carand drove away.
I was very calm, having seen, witnessed and videotaped UFOs
several times in my past lifeproving ALL to have been unknown
aircraft--beyond a shadow of a doubt. For more information on me
and these former sightings, please see: http://jasonleigh.org
for the Reports and documents of proof. I affirm that the
above details of this amazing sighting of a huge UFO on
Thursday evening, March 14, 2002, is a true accountingto the
best of my ability.
Editor: For more information on this amazing sighting, please
take a look at our case file :
Since the last edition of our newsletter, we have resolved one
of the sightings submitted to our database. With the help of
Frits Westra, Investigator from the UFO Working Group in the
Netherlands, http://www.ufonet.nl , we have established that
three lights reported by witness James Allan was indeed a
The passing of the satellite triplet coincides with the time
that the witness reports sighting the lights, around 20.45 GMT.
The direction in which the satellites were moving also
correlates with the report. As can be seen in image 02, (VISIT
THE SITE TO VIEW THE STAR FIELD AND SATELLITE PATHS), the NOSS
2-2 satellite trio DID pass the constellation of "the Plough",
as viewed from Derby, Derbyshire at the time in question. The
time which elapsed from the moment the triplet entered the
vicinity of "The Plough", passing Ursa Major, before
disappearing from view can be seen to have been approximately
one minute and fifty seconds (1m 50s). This also coincides with
the reporters assertion that the lights were visible for "about
two minutes" from the first sighting to their disappearance. In
light of this information, I reach the conclusion that the
reporter was sighting a triplet of US Navy reconnaissance
satellites (the NOSS 2-2 trio). Dan Bright (Editor,
ETcontact.com), March 23, 2002.
The full case file, including star maps and satellite paths, may
be viewed at:
IN THE NEWS
There have been many reports of UFO in the news since our last
newsletter, some of which appear to be sensational claims. One
such case is that of the alleged UFO activity which is
persisting in Bedhampton, Hampshire. Whilst we DO NOT endorse
this case, having no first hand knowledge, it appears to
indicate that, if substantiated, a remarkable chain of events is
unfolding on the South Coast of England. If the several UK
research groups who are currently expressing an interest in
investigating these claims and video footage do manage to secure
access to the witness(es) and data, we will keep you informed
of any progress made. At present, due to the "exclusive" nature
of the presentation of this case, we are unable to bring you
details here. However, if you wish to learn more, please visit
our news section where you will be able to access the relevant
link on Rense.com. If you wish to pass comment on this case,
and see what other UFOlogists (including yours truly) have been
saying, please visit the UFOLOGY UK FORUM, accessible from our
Homepage (click on FORUM).
We were pleased to learn that were reviewed in "Web User"
magazine (Ed. 21st March - 3rd April) in a special feature: The
"Top Ten Alien Websites". It's good to know that somebody out
there is enjoying our site and that, most importantly, we are
managing to provide a useful resource! If you have any
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improve the site, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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favour of linking to, and encouraging participation in the
excellent service run by UFOLOGY UK. You may access this forum
via our homepage. Please also pay a visit to the superb UFOLOGY
UK website http://ufology.org.uk
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