UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 36
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 7, Number 36
September 3, 2002
Editor: Joseph Trainor
FOUR TRIANGULAR UFOs
SIGHTED IN IRELAND
On Sunday, August 25, 2002, at 10:05 p.m., Stephen
O'Hanlon was in the outskirts of Waterford, a city in
southern Ireland, when he spotted an unusual formation in
"I saw four orange-coloured, triangular-shaped
objects flying in formation almost over my head," Stephen
reported, "The two craft in the rear were moving
erratically from side to side but not in unison. One
seemed to drop into a curve or a crescent as it flew in
perfect alignment with the others. The one to the left
was more erratic and seemed to jerk from side to side but
also followed the crescent shape (trajectory--J.T.).
There was absolutely no sound."
The UFOs were "triangular, all four were exactly the
same size and were orange in colour, glowing slightly.
They were the size of light aircraft and flew very close
together. They flew at least 1,000 to 1,500 feet (300 to
450 meters) and kept at the level until out of sight."
The city of Waterford is in County Waterford,
located about 90 miles (144 kilometers) south of Dublin,
the national capital. (Email Form Report)
HOVERING UFO SEEN OVER
On Saturday, August 31, 2002, at 2:30 a.m., George
Niedzwiedz was at his home in Coldringham, Berwickshire,
Scotland, UK when he noticed an intriguing but stationary
light in the night sky.
George reported, "Looking out my bedroom window
towards The Plough constellation (also known as Ursa
Major--J.T.), I noticed a singular light which nearly
flashed on and off for about half a second. Also saw two
meteorites. If you took a straight line from Benetnasch
and Phecda, the light appeared smack in the middle of
these two stars."
"I don't think this was a satellite, Iridium or
otherwise. I think a single flash is odd, more likely to
be astronomical. It was the same colour as the
surrounding stars but a little bit brighter at its peak."
(Email Form Report)
TWO ORANGE UFOs SPOTTED
OVER LATHLAIN, W.A.
On Wednesday evening, August 28, 2002, James and
Yvonne Cox drove to a late-night supermarket in Lathlain,
Western Australia when they saw something unusual in the
"We drove to a late-night supermarket to pick up
some milk," Yvonne reported, "We pulled over to observe
two bright orange lights in the sky. They looked like an
aircraft coming straight at us. A military-looking
helicopter was circling the suburb and looked low enough
to park in a garden."
"We were scared and rang (phoned in the USA--J.T.)
Gordon, who came to the door to have a gawk. We
proceeded to the shops in a totally distracted state,
looking all the while at the lights. The carpark
(parking lot in the USA--J.T.) was full of people
pointing upwards. The lights appeared to be directly
over the shops, up high, not moving at all."
"I rang a friend in the next suburb who watched them
from her front garden. We shopped, and, when we came
out, the lights had gone. All up, they were observed for
a good half hour."
"When I got home, I rang the Observatory, eventually
got through, and the man said, 'Yes, we've had a lot of
calls from your area. Quite a lot of sightings for six
weeks now. We think it's kids lighting garbage bags and
letting them drift away.'" (Email Form Report)
ANOTHER COW MUTILATED
IN NORTHERN ARGENTINA
"A new cattle mutilation case occurred late
Saturday," August 24, 2002, involving "a dead cow with
precise incisions and various missing body parts. There
were no signs of any tracks, human or animal, on the
ground around the carcass."
"Personnel from SENASA (Spanish acronym for
Argentina's National Health and Agroalimentary Quality
Service--J.T.) arrived Sunday morning," August 25, 2002,
"in San Antonio, located 5 kilometers (3 miles) from
Curuz, in the third section of the department of
Mercedes" in Argentina's Misiones province.
"Livestock owner Miguel Caseroto, 60, found the
lifeless cow in his field late Saturday evening."
"Police authorities took custody of the dead animal,
and SENASA officials took samples from the carcass for
"The cow was four years old and was found lying on
its left side. She had died about four to five days
earlier and presented no natural cuts or injuries, nor
any other signs of violence."
"Caseroto told the (Argentinian) newspapers that the
cow was missing its left maxillary (jawbone), plus the
eye and ear on the same side, and also part of the
tongue. A section of the cow's anus was also removed."
(See the Argentinian newspaper Vox Populi of Posadas,
Misiones province for August 27, 2002. Muchas gracias a
Norberto Mollo de OVNIs y Mutilaciones para eso articulo
SMALL METAL UFO CRASHES
NEAR A VILLAGE IN ANGOLA
"An unidentified flying object has fallen from the
sky and landed near the village of Manzawu, in northern
Uije province," in the southwest African nation of
"Roman Catholic Radio Ecclesia reported the crash on
Thursday, August 22, 2002. Villagers told Radio Ecclesia
the object crashed to the ground near Manzawu following a
loud explosion, similar to a clap of thunder."
"'We heard noise like thunder in the sky, and then a
ball landed on the earth,' one of the witnesses to the
object's sudden appearance said."
"'Now we are afraid it could explode,' said another
"According to Radio Ecclesia, the object weighs
around 10 kilogrammes (22 pounds) and measures some 50
centimetres (20 inches) in diameter."
"Experts from the Angola Armed Forces have travelled
to the object's landing site to examine it, the radio
said." (Many thanks to Roger Day and Tony Lewing of
Extra-Terrestrial Association of South Africa for this
(Editor's Note: The event in Manzawu is a blow-by-blow
repeat of a similar Fortean happenstance of the early
Nineteenth Century. On August 13, 1819, there was a
flash of light, an explosive sound like thunder, and then
"a bowl-shaped object" landed on the lawn of Professor
Dewey in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. See The Complete
Books of Charles Fort, Dover Publications, New York,
N.Y., 1974, pages 41 to 43.)
CROP CIRCLES STARTLE A
TOWN IN MICHIGAN
"Three days after a farmer and his son discovered
two giant 'crop circles' in their 180 acres of corn,
authorities" in Eaton Rapids, Michigan (population 5,350)
"are doing their best to assure uneasy townsfolk that the
damage was done by 'some teenage pranksters,' not by
aliens from outer space."
"The way the farmers discovered the circles--while
riding across their acreage on a tractor--closely
parallels a similar discovery in the popular movie
"'Everybody and their brother wants to know if the
aliens have landed,' Eaton County Sheriff Rick Jones said
Friday," August 30, 2002, "after describing the two areas
of flattened corn, each 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter,
that were discovered Tuesday," August 27, 2002, "three
miles (5 kilometers) north of Eaton Rapids, a town
between Lansing (the state capital--J.T.) and Battle
"'I've been telling everybody I meet that I'm pretty
sure it's not aliens--it's probably just some teenagers
who went to a movie and then decided they'd have some
fun. Well, if we catch'em, they're going to pay some
heavy fines, and they're going to make restitution.'"
"The owner of the affected field, who spoke on
condition of anonymity, said he was more bothered by
media interest in the crop circles--he's been bombatded
by television interview requests--than by the tampering
with his crop."
"'I'm pretty sure the damage was done by people and
not extraterrestrials,' said the farmer. 'I've probably
lost about $250 in destroyed corn and cleanup costs, but
the biggest problem has been the media circus.'"
"Eaton Rapids Mayor Donald Colestock said he's also
certain that the damage was caused by humans, and that
he's not amused. 'This is just plain malicious
destruction,' he said."
"Although most Eaton Rapids residents seemed
convinced that local pranksters were at work, other fret
over troubling questions they say have not been
"'I really don't think teenagers could have done
something this precise,' said Robert Locke, owner and
operator of Mr. Robert's Hair Designs, located only a
mile from the crop circles. 'From what I've heard, crop
circles are always precise, and I understand that the
areas of flattened corn are quite circular in design.'"
"The sheriff said he was surprised to learn that
there were 'no tire marks' around the crop circles, which
suggests that the perpetrators did not use farm machinery
to crush and flatten an estimated 28,000 stalks of corn.
But he said a large group of teenagers could hace
accomplished the task without machinery if they 'spent
several hours working hard at it.'"
"'The word I'm getting is that it could have been
done by hand, even if it required a lot of planning and
work,' said Jones. 'At this point, I'm 100 percent
certain that this is vandalism, pure and simple. The
last time I checked, we weren't running The X-Files here,
and we certainly aren't the Men In Black.'"
"'We've been putting out the word all over the
county that this kind of property destruction carries a
potential 90-day jail sentence, along with some heavy
"For his part, the farmer acknowledged the
possibility of some force beyond Earth. 'I'm halfway
convinced that there's intelligent life out there
somewhere in the universe,' he speculated, 'But do I
think aliens messed up my cornfield? Nope... That was
just somebody clowning around and imitating a movie.'"
In other crop circle news, a "double triplet
formation" was found last week in a farm field in East
Garafraxa, Ontario, Canada. According to Paul Anderson
of Canadian Crop Circles Research Network, "the double
triplet formation was found in a field of barley on the
afternoon of Wednesday, August 28, 2002. Approximately
30 metres (100 feet) in diameter. Large outer circle
surrounded by three smaller circles in a triangular
configuration. Also three smaller standing circles
inside the large centre circle, in a reverse pattern of
the three outside circles."
East Garafraxa was the ninth crop circle formation
discovered in Canada during 2002. (See the Chicago
Tribune for August 31, 2002, "Circles likely sign of too
much time on kids' hands,' page 3. Many thanks to Steve
Wilson Sr. and Paul Anderson for these reports.)
UFO PERFORMS STRANGE
MANEUVERS OVER MALTA
On Sunday, August 25, 2002, at 1:25 a.m., Peter and
Jean Marshall were on a beach at St. Paul's Bay on Malta,
a small island in the Mediterranean Sea, when they
spotted a strange light in the sky.
"The UFO appeared and just went straight down from
the sky and then straight back up again," Jean reported,
adding that the maneuver "was like a V shape, and it took
about a second."
"The object had a traingular shape when I looked at
it," Peter reported.
"It had a very bright white light," Jean added,
"Bigger than an aeroplane. Too fast. We could not
estimate the spot in the sky from which it dropped."
(Email Form Report)
UFOs ARE ACTIVE IN CANADA
On Sunday, August 18, 2002, eyewitness Brenda N. and
her neighbours witnessed a UFO over Halifax, Nova Scotia,
"It was right in front of my house. I watched it
for as long as I could see it. It was flying really low,
and it was so bright. I couldn't believe what I was
seeing. It took me about two hours to come away from my
window and stop looking. I just keep expecting something
"It was almost rectangle-shaped, but I heard the
next day that someone else had seen it, and it was a
triangle. So, I thought, maybe I was seeing the back of
it, and the (other) woman was seeing from under it. It
was flying about as high as a helicopter would fly, and
was going by really slow. It had no sound coming from
"An elderly friend said he heard on CBC Radio that a
few people had reported it, including the woman who said
it was triangle-shaped, and he also said that a policeman
had reported it, too."
On Saturday, August 31, 2002, at 9:42 p.m.,
skywatcher John Lyle was outdoors near Circle Drive and
Provincial Highway 16 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada,
when he spotted something odd near the constellation
"I was viewing the constellation Sagittarius and an
asterium called 'the Coathanger' using 7.25X binoculars
with a field of view of about 6.8 degrees," John
reported, "Right through my field (of view), covering an
easy 3 degrees or more, this V-shaped craft, covered
around the perimeter with faint lights (12 to 20 of them-
-J.L.), went rather quickly, covering two degrees per
second or more. I followed it for a total of 10 seconds
before it passed over my rooftop. Dark silhouette, faint
lights on the perimeter, a wide V or boomerang-shaped
object. Lights dim and soft. As I did not want to lose
sight of it, I did not try to observe it without the
binocs, as I was afraid of (1) losing it, or (2) was
doubtful whether the lights could be seen with the naked
eye. No sound noticeable or traffic noise."
"Assuming a 200-foot (60-meter) wingspan, height
(altitude) can be estimated at 3,800 feet (1,140 meters).
From the angle of observation (58 degrees--J.L.) this
gives a ground speed of only 130 miles per hour (208
kilometers per hour) if moving at two degrees per
second." (Email Form Reports)
UFO FLOTILLA SIGHTED IN
Last week a couple spotted a flotilla of hovering
UFOs in their hometown of Carolina Beach, North Carolina
(population 4,701), a beach community on Highway 421
about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Wilmington, N.C.
"My wife and I live near Carolina Beach, N.C.," the
male witness reported, "We decided to go outside, since
it was the first real cool night in a while. I went down
with a cup of coffee on the back patio, sighed and
slumped down in my chair. When I looked up, I was a
little startled to see several fairly bright lights in
the sky at a 45-degree angle to the north of our home."
"At first, I thought, Helicopters... But after
watching closely for about 15 minutes, they never moved.
In fact, the thought of spotlights came to my mind. But
I discarded that theory when I realized that the lights
were above a fairly heavy cloud cover. The reason I know
this is that there was a 'halo' effect around each
"The moon was to the south, almost full, also with a
large halo. Clear examination of the phenomenon revealed
that the lights formed an almost perfect square. My
first indication was that they were near some object.
But because of the clouds, I couldn't tell whether I was
seeing four separate objects or one large object. My
wife suggested I get my camera. I did."
"I took several photos, all of them disappointing,
with the digital camera. I tried taking an .MPG series
but when I viewed it, the lights did not show up. I
managed to get a tripod and take exposures varying from 1
to 8 seconds on F2. The picutres showed the lights, but
they had a blue cast because of the low light. I took
the pictures and downloaded them on my computer, then
enhanced one of them in Photoshop to lighten it. The
trees then showed up, and the lights took on a more
realistic appearance." (Many thanks to Canadian
ufologist Brian Vike for this report.)
Black helicopters returned to Rehoboth,
Massachusetts (population 7,600) twice near the end of
On Monday, August 29, 2002, in the morning, "two
black helicopters flew over, heading from the Cape (i.e.
Cape Cod, Mass.--J.T.) to Providence (Rhode Island)," or
from east to west.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2002, "the black
helicopters were non-stop," the eyewitnesses reported.
UFO Roundup correspondent Mary Lou Jones-Drown added,
"Four people asked me if I noticed it. And even my mom
noticed it. I was wondering what was going on myself.
All of the witnesses saw the helicopters flying way
up...even at night. You could see their headlights."
Rehoboth, Mass. is on Routes 44 and 118 about 30
miles (48 kilometers) south of Boston. (Many thanks to
Mary Lou Jones-Drown for this report.)
STRANGE BIRDS FIRST SEEN
IN MEXICO DURING 1996
Mexican ufologist and TV host Jaime Maussan writes,
"I read your report from R.W. in Austria. (See UFO
Roundup, volume 7, number 35 for August 27, 2002, "A
strange tale from the Vienna Woods," page 5.) I have a
photo from 1996, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, with a bird
exactly like that. It was taken when we had an attack,
on a nationwide scale, of the so-called 'Chupacabras.' I
always believed the Chupacabra is real and not
necessarily related to the extraterrestrial phenomenon.
If you want the photo, please let me know."
DID THE CABAL FRAME THE ALIENS
FOR THE KILLINGS IN INDIA?
Lori Cordini writes, "How convenient! The 'UFO
killings' smells like cabal to me. (See UFO Roundup,
volume 7, number 34 for August 20, 2002, "Seven killed by
a UFO in northern India," page 1.) I have yet to engage
in any--and I mean ANY--negative intentions by our Star
Visitors. But I have had experience with the covert
'military' and cabal intentions, and that has never been
positive. So figure out who I think might be behind it?"
From the UFO Files...
1783: UFOs OVER ENGLAND
While the general public tends to think of UFOs as a
relatively modern phenomenon--only 55 years old--the
majority of ufologists are aware that there have been
waves of UFO sightings throughout recorded history.
One such flap took place in the late Eighteenth
Century, at the end of the War of the American
Revolution. And it has been superbly researched and
documented by UK historian Robert Halliday.
The UFO cases were "reported in The Bury Post, a
weekly newspaper that started publication the previous
year (1782) in the market town of Bury St. Edmunds,"
Suffolk, UK "and circulated in Suffolk, Norfolk and
"The Bury Post devoted considerable coverage to the
meteor sightings between 21 August and 4 September 1783;
although this expression is not really satisfactory, for
even at the time it was generally agreed that the
sightings didn't correspond with conventional meteors,
and few people suggested that this is what they were."
"The description of the meteor's passage over "The
White Horse Inn, five miles (8 kilometers) from Bury, on
the road to Newmarket," first appeared in The Bury Post
on 28 August 1783. The White Horse Inn stands just south
of the village of Risby, although it was bypassed when
the main Bury St. Edmunds-to-Newmarket road was rerouted
"Another account was quoted from Bury St. Edmunds.
Between 9 and 10 p.m., a ball of light was seen on the
north horizon approaching Angel Hill, one of the main
public squares. After 30 seconds it discharged into
smaller lights and broke into three glowing balls, all of
equal size to the original. Passing southwards, these
disappeared after 40 seconds (the horizon being
restricted by buildings--R.H.) A minute or two later, a
rumbling noise was heard. A boy drawing water from a
well in the cellar of a house on Angel Hill heard
rumbling below the water at the same time."
(Editor's Comment: Next question--how did the site get
the name "Angel Hill?" Were unusual entities seen there
in the distant past?)
"The Bury Post's representative for Thetford,
Norfolk (whose population in 1780 was about 2,000--J.T.)
was standing on the town bridge at about 9:15 p.m. when
the structure shook under him. His description of what
happened next is quoted verbatim:"
"'About a minute after, perceived in the northwest
something resembling the moon, which appeared to rise out
from a cloud. This fiery meteor proceeded in a
semicircular form (path or trajectory--J.T.), in a very
rapid state towards southeast when it disappeared. At
first appearance it seemed like so many stars proceeding
from a skyrocket, but much larger; just before it
descended, it appeared twenty yards in length and
separated itself into particles resembling small cones,
about the size of a turkey's egg.'"
(Editor's Comment: Sounds like an alien starship self-
destructing beyond Earth's atmosphere, and the passengers
and crew taking to the escape pods.)
"'The atmosphere was so much illuminated that he
could see to take up a pin; several persons found their
houses and the earth much agitated; he supposed it to be
a small shock of an earthquake.'"
"Another light was seen at Ixworth, six miles (10
kilometers) northeast of Bury St. Edmunds. Ixworth is a
large village, with a population of 827 in the 1801
Census, and the meteor's passage seems to have been
observed by the entire community. The Bury Post's
description of the events at Ixworth reads:"
"'About moon-rising, a fiery meteor made its
appearance, moving very slow, so as nearly to brush the
tops of the houses, in a direction from north to south
(leaving a long train of flame in its passage--R.H.) and
seemed to grow larger as it proceeded; but whilst over
the village appeared to the many who viewed it with great
amazement, to be as large as a bushel measure, and the
light occasioned thereby, was so great that a pin might
have been taken from the ground at the instant. Those
who were on the southerly side of the village saw it
burst in pieces over a meadow there; forming the
appearance of many stars falling. This phenomenon was
followed by a rumbling noise in the air, seemingly very
low, and was heard for some moments by great numbers, and
at the same time, many windows were observed to shake.'"
(See Fortean Times No. 155 for March 2002, "Fireballs of
1783," page 55.)
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