UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 10 Number 23
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 10, Number 23
June 8, 2005
Editor: Joseph Trainor
UFO ACTIVITY INCREASES
On Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 12 noon, tourist
Elizabeth B. was visiting the tomb of King Cyrus the Great
in Iran when she had an unusual sighting.
"Facing the monolith, the sun was overhead yet behind
me," she reported, "I believe I was facing north."
"I looked up over my left shoulder to see a disk
about 20 feet (6 meters) high, mindlessly letting out
vapour around its edge. I believe it was about 20 to 30
feet (6 to 9 meters) in diameter, grey in colour. It was
a hovering UFO. It seemed as though it could have been
spying. I felt intimidated and looked down at the ground
and saw its shadow moving around in front of me. I did
NOT want to interact with it."
"This is the second UFO I've seen. The first was in
Rockville, Maryland in December of 2004. I felt that both
times I was being watched. The disk was grey or dull
silver; the sun was behind it, as this is just an
approximation. I only saw it hovering, then its shadow
moving around in a circular, slightly erratic pattern for
about 20 seconds."
UFO activity continues in Iran, mostly on the border
of Esfahan and Chahar Mahal Bakhtiari province. According
to Iranian ufologist Kufa Yildaz, "luminous disks" and "a
long silver cylinder" have been seen passing over the Kuha
Yezagro mountains at dusk and "in the late evening."
Cities reporting UFO sightings in April and May
include Najafabad, Falavarjan and Riz, all west of
Isfahan. (Many thanks to Ayesha al-Khatabi and Kufa
Yildaz for these news reports.)
(Editor's Note: Isfahan is the site of one of Iran's
major nuclear research centers.)
FOUR SCHOOLGIRLS SPOT
A UFO IN CHILE
On Thursday, June 2, 2005, four teenaged girls at a
Roman Catholic high school in Puerto Saavedra in southern
Chile "saw a UFO appear suddenly out of a fuzzy cloud."
"It was so fast it looked like an asteroid
descending," eyewitness Victoria T. reported, "It was
after a school class meeting. Three kids and myself were
out in the school's parking lot when a bright light caught
our attention. Observing it, we saw that it was not so
high in the sky. It was white with a kind of cloud
surrounding it, with color tones of yellowish-white and
"You could see that it was moving fast. We stood
there watching it fall from the sky until it nearly struck
the earth. But then it swerved suddenly to the side and
went behind a tree. Then a burst of light lengthwise,
then nothing. There was no sign of anything. Just the
four of us and what seemed like smoke in the air which had
a dense smell."
Another witness stated, "It looked like the moon was
falling at great speed. But it was white with a touch of
yellow and turquoise colors. Maybe 20 to 30 meters (66 to
100 feet) high. It was travelling really fast."
Puerto Saavedra is located 200 kilometers (120 miles)
south of Concepcion in southern Chile. (Email Form
PERU'S AIR FORCE KEPT
FILES ON UFOs
"What would happen if the existence of alien life--
and the fact that it lives among us--was confirmed? The
answer is in the hands of (Peru's) military, who possess
the documents and evidence regarding UFO sightings,
handled by the United States as super-secret information.
The disclosure," says Peruvian ufologist Mario Zegarra,
"would prove that man is only a primitive creature in the
face of extraterrestrial intelligence."
"Mario Zegarra claims that the Peruvian armed forces,
specifically its" Fuerza Aerea Peruana (FAP or Peruvian
Air Force--J.T.), conceal information on UFOs seen in
various parts of the (South American) country, which is
made known not to the national government" in Lima "but to
the U.S. and the agencies researching the areas where the
strange craft were detected."
Peru's "armed forces and senior police officials
cover up the information, considering it to be top-
"'Claiming that extraterrestrial life exists not only
in other galaxies, but upon Earth itself, is a rejection
of scientific theories on human evolution; in other words,
humanity's forbears are not apes, but aliens,' explained
ufologist Mario Zegarra, 'Being a superior civilization
and possessing advanced knowledge, it would dismantle U.S.
power. The (Peruvian) military itself has sighted UFOs
from its craft. However, they must hold their peace, as
it is classified information that is best kept from the
"The spacecraft described by (Peru's) military are
allegedly manufactured using a solid material that is
different from materials on Earth. Zegarra adds that we
are on the brink of another UFO wave as intense as those
which have been occurring at periodic intervals for the
last 40 years."
"One of the top-secret documents presented by Dr.
Zegarra states that on May 9, 1980, while a group of
military officers from the FAP were beginning their daily
formation on the Mariano Melgar Air Base in the barrio La
Joya (district)" of Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city,
"they detected the presence of a UFO at the end of the
runway and at a height (altitude) of 1,800 feet (640
meters) above the surface."
"The object, resembling a weather balloon used for
maritime navigation, was moving over the area near the
airport. For this reason, Lt. Oscar Santa Maria, the
pilot of one of the fighters, was given the order to take
off and intercept the object. After a third pass, the
pilot opened fire on the object without causing any
apparent damage," and the UFO began 'moving away
"The second sighting has a special characteristic, as
it is described as a shining object, according to a
translation of the official Pentagon report, a document
made available through the Freedom of Information Act and
featuring the eyewitness account of Major Santa Maria
Huertas" and his pursuit "of a UFO aboard his (Russian-
built) Sukhoi SU-22" fighter jet.
"At Puerto Maldonado," in eastern Peru, "in 1952,
customs chief Domingo Troncoso managed to photograph a
UFO. The object was moving along in silence, leaving a
long and dense contrail in its wake. It's estimated speed
was 1,500 miles per hour."
"In 1967, another flying saucer was photographed by
Augusto Arranda in Yungay, as he liked the soaring
mountains of the (Callejon de Huaylas) region."
"In 1966, an extraterrestrial object came in for a
landing at the Talara air base," located 600 kilometers
(360 miles) north of Lima, the national capital.
"In 1979, a three-legged extraterrestrial vehicle
landed in Chachapoyas."
"Mario Zegarra states that the persons holding the
proof are (Peru's) military and intelligence services.
The accounts provided by Dr. Zegarra coincide with the
ones given by researcher J.J. Benitez, who states that
military personnel having access to this information
insist that the public is not ready to know the truth."
"Zegarra and Benitez claim that there have been
hundreds of UFO sightings over or near military bases,
atomic silos, warships, transport and combat aircraft, due
to the potential for destruction they can cause. In this
regard, anyone who dares to dislose secret documents kept
in any (Peruvian) army, police or air base could even be
'terminated.'" (See the Peruvian newspaper El Chino for
May 27, 2005. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, Alex
Sender y Monica Gaetano de Silva por este articulo de
SAUCER SEEN BY MAN IN
CAMP HILL, PENNSYLVANIA
On Monday, May 30, 2005, at 8:15 p.m., eyewitness
J.H. was outdoors in his hometown of Camp Hill,
Pennsylvania (population 7,636) "when I noticed an object
just above the western horizon here in Cumberland County.
It was moving slowly. The object moved slowly west, then
east, then north and finally departed to the west."
"As the object was above a stand of pine trees, I
first thought it was a bird that had caught my attention.
Then, to the west of this, I saw the object sort of
hovering. It seemed too big for a bird and a little too
high up. I watched the object from my car as it slowly
moved around and toward the tree line. I got out of my
car to get a better line of sight. At that point, the
object seemed to vanish."
J.H. described the UFO as "dull grey, flat, possibly
oval in shape. My best guess for height is about 500 feet
(150 meters), maybe less. Viewing the object, it was
moving around slowly. The object appeared to vanish, and
I lost sight of it."
Camp Hill, Pa. is on Route 114 about 10 miles (16
kilometers) west of Harrisburg, the state capital. (Email
LUMINOUS ORANGE UFO SEEN
NEAR HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
On Saturday, May 28, 2005, just after midnight,
eyewitness Shannon Brewer reported, "I was driving on
Interstate (Highway) 55 southbound from Hammond
(population 17,639) to La Place, Louisiana (population
27,684) and listening to a CD. When I hit around Mile
Marker 6, I noticed something in the sky outside my
passenger window. I looked at it and first thought it
could be a plane, but it was flying too low and it was too
large to be a plane."
"I slowed down and studied it. It was a large,
orange-yellow, very bright ball moving in the same
direction (south--J.T.) but slower. It seemed to be close
to me, flying just down to the tree line. This object
stayed in the sky for about five minutes and then it was
"I continued driving and kept looking for it to
appear again, but it didn't."
"When I got home, I couldn't get it out of my mind.
I called my fiance and told him I saw something in the sky
and it could've been a UFO. Of course, he said it was
probably a plane or something, but I know it wasn't. I am
very positive the bright object I saw was a UFO."
Hammond, La. is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north
of New Orleans. (Email Form Report)
LUMINOUS WHITE UFO
SIGHTED IN MOAB, UTAH
On Sunday, May 29, 2005, at 10 p.m., Ed Willey was
outdoors in his hometown of Moab, Utah (population 850)
"when I saw something approach from the east, out of the
desert," he reported, "A small white light that appeared
to be and moved like a satellite, only a little bit
bigger. It seemed to slow down or stop. Then the light
got much brighter (maybe twice as bright as Jupiter--
E.W.). I thought it was a plane that had turned towards
me and had its landing lights on. But then the object
suddenly changed direction and vanished."
"It looked like a satellite for maybe five minutes,
got super-bright for three seconds, and then was gone in a
second or two."
Moab is on Highway 191 in southeastern Utah, located
approximately 238 miles (380 kilometers) southeast of Salt
Lake City, the state capital.
NIGHT SAUCER SIGHTED IN
SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA
Just after midnight on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Marge
Northdurft reported, "I was walking my dogs" in her
hometown of Satellite Beach, Florida (population 9,577).
I'm not sure if it was midnight or just after. I was
quite startled when, in an instant, which couldn't have
been any longer than a second, I saw an object far above
the rooftop of my neighbor's house. It was like a flash--
it happened so fast."
"The object was very large, at least 40 feet (12
meters) long, and it seemed slightly oval-shaped and
illuminated with a rosy color. There was no sound and no
"I also saw at least two, or possibly more, very
dark, blackish doorways or motifs in a rectangular shape.
Inside of these were large, narrow, horizontal windows,
which seemed to be clear. But I saw no movement inside.
I could not see the top or bottom of the object, just the
side facing me. I have no idea how it arrived, and it did
not fly away--it just vanished."
"I haven't seen a UFO for over twenty years and, with
it being so close, I'm very concerned. The dogs didn't
seem to be bothered by it. They didn't even bark. I'm
wondering if it's always there, and I just haven't been
able to see it before."
"I find it very mysterious how it appeared and
vanished so quickly."
"When I had my first UFO sighting, I was living in
Missouri. It was an illuminated triangular-shaped object,
which was hovering high in the sky over a cloverleaf
shopping area. My son was in the car with me, and he also
saw it. Within seconds, the object shot out two beams of
light and moved straight up out of sight."
Satellite Beach, Fla. is located 3 miles (5
kilometers) north of Melbourne and 173 miles (276
kilometers) north of Miami. (Email Form Report)
JESUS CHRIST APPEARS AT
RURAL KENTUCKY CHURCH
"Members of the Rich Hill Christian Church in Casey
County," Kentucky, say their service last Sunday, May 22,
2005, "came to an abrupt halt when parishoners claimed to
have witnessed a heavenly sighting."
"Pastor Rick Hogue says it was 'a very powerful
moment. I was teaching out of Revelations and, all of a
sudden, a big rainbow came across the ceiling, stopping
"Pam Buis told LEX-18 News she never carries a camera
to church, but for some reason she took one that day and
was able to capture the image. 'Wonderful. So peaceful.
You could feel the Presence in the room,' Buis said."
"Pastor Hogue says they shook the blinds and even
turned off all the lights, but the rainbow was still
"Parishoners then saw something even more incredible,
as they claim a cross began to form in the middle of the
"'The cross turned into three bright circles,' Buis
said. And that's not all, she claims. 'One of the
circles even looked like an image of Jesus with his arms
"Church members have found some skepticism about what
they claim to have seen. But they say they have no doubt
about it--it was something special."
"'Go on and take it as His hand trying to get here to
show us what He wants from us as a church body,' said
"In a curious twist, folks told LEX-18 News that when
the pastor interrupted his service, the rainbow went away.
The church has been around since 1860, and the members say
this is a first."
Casey County is in a rural area of central Kentucky,
just north of Liberty, Ky. (population 1,850), located
about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Lexington.
(See the LEX-18 News of Lexington, Ky. broadcast of May
29, 2005. Many thanks to Jim Hickman, executive director
of Skywatch International, for the broadcast transcript.)
(Editor's Comment: I'm curious. Exactly what verse
from the Book of Revelations was Pastor Hogue preaching?)
JESUS APPEARS ON A
HOUSE WALL IN DETROIT
"Sisters renovating their childhood home" near
Livernois Avenue in Detroit, the largest city in the USA's
state of Michigan, "said they believe an image of Jesus
has appeared in the paint on an interior wall."
"Phyllis and Leona Chester were painting the wall
when two images suddenly appeared. They were able to
cover one of them up, but the other remained. The sisters
think the image 'looks like Jesus,' and so do the
"The sisters were renovating because they planned to
sell their home and move to Arizona. They said they were
reconsidering their decision." (See the Detroit Free
Press for June 4, 2005, "Sisters see image of Jesus in
paint on wall." Many thanks to "Sherwin Williams" for
this newspaper article.)
PHANTOM PANTHER KILLS
COW IN PLYMOUTH, UK
"A big cat is being blamed for an attack on a cow at
a farm near Plymouth," Cornwall, UK.
"There have been a series of alleged sightings of big
cats in the area around Langage Farm. The cow's owners
say they have no other explanation for the animal's
injuries and say vets (veterinarians--J.T.) have agreed
that they are confronted with a big cat attack. The
animal (cow) is expected to make a full recovery, but the
incident is likely to reignite the debate over the
existence of big cats in the area."
"Farm owner Andrew Stead said they were unsure at
first about the Jersey cow's injuries."
"He said: 'When we looked at her scratches, we
thought she might have been caught in barbed wire. But
when we got her into the crush (holding pen in the USA--
J.T.), we could see the extent of the damage. We could
see what looked like four parallel scratch marks on her
muzzle and the side of her cheek was damaged.'"
"'She's got barbed wire scratches on her back end.
She's been pushed up against a fence, I think. They're
totally different from the scratches on her face. Her
ear's been chewed up slightly. It's an injury I've never
seen before. It's not barbed wire. It's not a dog.'"
"'There are plenty of rumours and sightings of large
cats around here. It's a big animal for a cat to have a
go, but I can't explain this thing any other way. Quite
"Colleague Paul Winterton said: 'The vets have to be
very careful, but they're saying it's a probable large cat
"'Twelve months ago, two guys were being on break
when they saw a big cat. When it saw them, it began to
make its way towards them and cleared a 6-foot (1.8-meter)
high ledge. As you can imagine, there was quite a bit of
ridicule in the factory at the time, but this latest
attack just enhances what happened last year.'" (See BBC
News for June 2, 2005, "Big cat blamed after cow attack."
Many thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown and Robert Fischer for
this news story.)
JOURDAIN FACES TWO
CHARGES IN RED LAKE
Louis Jourdain, "the son of Red Lake tribal Chairman
Floyd Jourdain Jr. faces two unnamed federal charges in
connection with the deadly shootings at the reservation's
high school" in northern Minnesota, "according to records
a judge ordered unsealed on Tuesday," May 31, 2005.
"A heavily blacked-out copy of the (court) docket
sheet in the case shows that the attorney for Louis
Jourdain has also tried without success to get his client
released from federal custody."
"Jourdain has been the only person charged in
connection with the March 21 (2005) shootings at Red Lake
Senior High School and a private residence, which were
carried out by his cousin, Jeff Weise, 16. Weise,
'described by some as a creative but depressed loner,
killed nine people and then himself."
"Some of Weise's family members have theorized that
the youth was angered over being banned from school, and
that action--coupled with mood changes brought on by a
doubling of his daily dose of the antidepressant Prozac--
drove him to carry out the killings."
"Jourdain, 16, was arrested a week after the
shootings. Sources with knowledge of the federal
investigation have said Jourdain and Weise exchanged
emails in which they planned the shooting spree, and that
there may have been additional targets beside the school."
"Floyd Jourdain Jr., chairman of the Red Lake Band of
Chippewa, has said his son is 'naive' and 'real green' but
is innocent of the charges."
"A federal grand jury has met at least once in
Minneapolis to hear testimony in the case. Witnesses have
included other youths from the reservation, attorneys for
some of the witnesses said. Federal officials have said
they have interviewed more than 400 people and siezed 117
computers as part of their investigation."
"Because Louis Jourdain is a juvenile, details of his
case are not considered public, as they would be in a case
involving an adult. U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger could
prosecute Jourdain under the Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Protection Act, where the proceedings could
remain secret, or he could ask a judge to transfer the
case to a (U.S.) district court. There, Jourdain would be
treated as if he were an adult."
Duluth, Minn. attorney Joseph J. Roby Jr., acting on
behalf of the newspapers St. Paul Pioneer Press and Duluth
News-Tribune, "filed motions to open the court proceedings
and unseal the records."
The newspapers received a "redacted copy" of the
docket sheet, which "would not reveal any information
about Louis Jourdain, who is referred to only as 'One
"In all, there are 40 entries on the docket sheet
between March 28 and April 15 (2005). Each entry has
something blacked out, ranging from a single word to
nearly the entire entry. Sixteen entries are completely
blacked out, including dates on which they occurred."
(See the Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune for June 2, 2005,
"Teen faces two federal charges," pages 1A and 6A.)
SKETCH OF HITLER'S ATOMIC
BOMB FOUND IN GERMANY
"Historians working in Germany and the USA claim to
have found a 60-year-old diagram showing a Nazi nuclear
"It was the only known drawing of a 'nuke' made by
Nazi experts and appears in a report held by a private
archive. The researchers who brought it to light say the
drawing is a rough schematic and does not imply the Nazis
built, or were even close to building, an atomic bomb.
But a detail in the sketch shows that Nazi scientists may
have been closer to this goal that previously believed."
"The report containing the diagram is undated, but
the researchers claim the evidence points to it being
produced immediately before the end of the war in Europe"
on May 8, 1945. "It deals with the work of German nuclear
scientists during the war and lacks a title page, so there
is no evidence of who composed it."
"One historian behind the discovery, Dr. Rainer
Karlsch, caused a storm of controversy earlier this year
(2005) when he claimed to have secured evidence the Nazis
successfully detonated a primitive nuclear device in the
last days of World War II. A number of historians
rejected the claim. The drawing is published in an
article within Physics World magazine by Karlsch and Mark
Walker, professor of history at Union College in
"The newly-found document was discovered after the
publication of Karlsch's book, Hitler's Bomb."
"'The Nazis were far away from a 'classic' atomic
bomb. But they hoped to combine a 'mini-nuke' with a
rocket,' Dr. Karlsch told BBC News. 'The military
believed they would need six months more to bring the new
weapon into action. But the scientists knew better how
difficult it was to get the enriched uranium required.'"
"The head of Nazi Germany's nuclear energy program
was the physicist Werner Heisenberg. Though he was highly
accomplished in other areas of physics, Heisenberg failed
to understand a big aspect of nuclear fission chain
"Some researchers say they had overestimated the
amount of so-called 'fissile material' required to build
the nuclear bomb. However, the German report contains an
estimate of slightly more than 5 kilograms (10 pounds) for
the critical mass of a plutonium bomb. This is
comparatively close to the actual figure and may suggest
that some Nazi scientists had a better grasp of nuclear
fission than Heisenberg."
"Professor Paul Lawrence Rose of Pennsylvania State
University and author of a 1988 book about the German
nuclear program, said he had no reason to believe the
report was not genuine, but was dubious about the
significance of the critical mass detail."
"'Though it's wonderful to find the 5-kilogram figure
written on the document, one has to be skeptical about the
rationale for it. Even if it's true, and (a few German
scientists--J.T.) did understand it, Heisenberg's group
wouldn't have accepted it,' Dr. Rose told BBC News."
"In Hitler's Bomb, Dr. Karlsch suggests a team of
scientists directed by the physicist Kurt Diebner, which
was in competition with Heisenberg's group, tested a
primitive nuclear device in Thuringia in March 1945."
"Rose says that this is unlikely."
"Transcripts of conversations taped by MI6, when the
scientists were held captive in England, show Diebner
lacked the knowledge to have done this."
"'Karlsch revealed some very important details in his
book, but I won't go along with the picture he constructs
from these details of a Nazi nuclear test,' said Professor
Dieter Hoffmann of the Max Planck Institute in Berlin."
"However, in their article, Karlsch and Walker point
to evidence of innovations made by Diebner's team,
including a nuclear reactor design to those provided by
the Heisenberg group." They claimed that Diebner "'got
the research papers from all of these groups, and he had
control of the information flux. Only a few scientists
around Diebner knew about the bomb project. Heisenberg
was not aware of it,' Karlsch explained."
"If the Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, who had an
ironclad grip on Nazi secret weapons projects from
September 1943 on, had this innovative Diebner nuclear
reactor built, then maybe that's how those two alleged
Nazi spaceships, the Ostara and the Andromeda, got off the
ground in early 1945," UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor
commented. "The Diebner reactor would have provided the
compact energy source needed for Gruppe Kammler's
'Magnetapparat' to work. It could be a vital clue in
determining the truth about 'the flight of the Andromeda'
in the spring of 1945."
"There is no question that Himmler was running a
crash nuclear program in 1944 and 1945," he added, "The
evidence is out there. According to Flint Whitlock's new
book, Given Up for Dead, Himmler defied the Geneva
Convention in February 1945 by weeding out Jewish G.I.s
from the mass of American P.O.W.s held at Stalag IX-B.
Approximately 350 of these 'selectees' were shipped by
rail to a special labor camp at Berga-an-der-Elster and
used as slave labor to dig for uranium oxide."
"No one knows what happened to the tons of uranium
oxide Himmler collected. After Japan's surrender in late
1945, U.S. Navy investigators inspected a German U-boat
that had been abandoned by her crew in Kobe. The cargo
hold had traces of uranium oxide. It is not known if the
German crew brought this material to Japan, or if the U-
boat's skipper dropped it off in Neuschwabenland, the Nazi
colony in Antarctica, before fleeing to Japan at the end
of May 1945." (See the Suddeutsche Zeitung for June 1,
2005, "Drawing uncovered of Nazi 'nuke.'
MINUTEMEN AND FOES
CLASH IN LAS VEGAS
"Protesters on Sunday," May 29, 2005, gathered
outside a meeting" in Las Vegas, Nevada "where members of
a controversial civilian group that has been monitoring
the Mexican border gathered with other activists seeking
to curb illegal immigration."
"More than 150 demonstrators used placards and
bullhorns and waved Mexican flags to get their message
"'Racists, go home!' they screamed."
Days earlier, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, the
newspaper La Voz de Aztlan --"which sees its struggle for
a separate (Mexican) state with Los Angeles as its capital
as similar to that of the Palestinians in the Middle East-
-announces that leaders of the 'USA Anti-Mexican
Movement'---Aztlan's own term--will be meeting this
weekend in Las Vegas."
"States the group: 'The 'Who's Who List of
Xenophobes' will be at the Plaza Hotel on Friday, May 27,
Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29 (2005) to coordinate
the vigilante operations they plan to undertake along the
California/Mexico border on June through August.'"
"'Among the racists who will be attending is head
bigot Tom Tancredo,' says La Voz de Aztlan, 'Tancredo is a
(Republican) congressman from Colorado who has aspirations
to become USA president by utilizing Mexican immigrants as
'scapegoats' for the nation's economic and social
problems. Among other bigots attending are felon Chris
Simcox of the Minutemen vigilantes and his lackey Jim
Gilchrist. The list of anti-Mexican xenophobes also
includes Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol), Barbara
Coe (California Coalition for Immigration Reform) and the
'coconut' Andy Ramirez (Friends of the Border Patrol).'"
"The mention of 'vigilante operations' is a reference
to the activities of the Minuteman Project, a successful
citizen border patrol effort that effectively shut down
the flow of illegal aliens from Mexico this spring over a
23-mile (37-kilometer) stretch" of Arizona border.
"The event is being sponsored by the Wake Up America
Foundation. The true name of the conference, according to
the event website, is 'United to Fight Against Illegal
"Patricia Saye is co-founder of Wake Up America."
"'What's so funny about this is the event is not
being held at the Plaza Hotel,' she told WorldNet Daily,
'It's being held at the Cashman Theatre.'"
"Saye said her group is not concerned about the
"'If we were to let these people frighten us, we
wouldn't be very good Americans, would we?' Saye asked,
'We've all been fighters throughout the generations, for
our freedoms and our liberties, so we're going to stand
"Saye explained the many groups involved in the
summit hope to form a coalition that will then put
pressure on 'city, county, state and federal elected
officials to apply the laws (concerning legal immigration
into the USA--J.T.). We have laws on the books already,
but they're being ignored...'"
"Aztlan, the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs, is
regarded in Chicano folklore as an area that includes
California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of
Colorado and Texas. It is this area--lost when Mexico
signed the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo," which ended
the Mexican War, "that activists want to make into a
sovereign Hispanic state that could eventually merge with
"Hundreds of people had gathered for the two-day
summit titled 'United to Fight Against Illegal
Immigration' at a Las Vegas convention center."
"Miguel Barrientos, president of the Las Vegas
Mexican-American Political Association, said people
sopping up the rhetoric of Minuteman Project founder Jim
Gilchrist were not protecting the country (USA)--they were
"'They're creating division among Americans,' he
said, 'We don't need it.'"
"Nearly 900 Minutemen volunteers, some of them armed,
patrolled the Arizona border in April (2005)."
"Organizers said volunteers' calls to the Border
Patrol resulted in the arrests of 335 illegal immigrants."
"Critics, including Border Patrol officials, have
said the group was little more than a nuisance."
"In a speech Sunday," May 29, 2005, "Gilchrist said a
declaration of war is committed every time a Mexican flag
is planted on U.S. soil."
"'If this isn't a declaration of war, I don't know
what is,' Gilchrist said."
Last week, angry residents of Medford, Oregon forced
the Oregon State Employment Office to remove a Mexican
flag that was being displayed more prominently than the
American flag. Under U.S. law, it is a crime to display a
foreign banner in a position superior to Old Glory
anywhere in the USA and its territories and possessions.
"There were no reports of violence" at Sunday's
demonstration. "A protest against Gilchrist in California
turned violent when demonstrators hurled rocks and
unopened soda cans at police and people attending his
speech." (See WorldNet Daily for May 25, 2005, "Anti-
illegals activists threatened;" and the Houston, Tex.
Chronicle for May 30, 2005, "Protesters decry summit as
CAUSES A PROTEST
"About 400 people turned out for a Confederate
memorial service held Sunday," June 5, 2005, in
Higginsville, Missouri (population 4,682), "under the
rebel battle flag, singing 'Dixie' and laying roses at a
"Gov. Matt Blunt ordered a one-day flying of the flag
at the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site to
coincide with the service."
"About 20 protesters demonstrated their disapproval
by marching outside the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson
City (population 36,700)."
"Officials with the Confederate Memorial State
Historic Site in Higginsville, Mo., said the turnout
there--four times larger than expected--could be
attributed to the return of the Confederate flag."
"Gov. Blunt ordered the one-day flying of the flag at
the historic site, saying he was acting on the request of
a (Missouri) state lawmaker who represents the
"The attention 'over the issue caused more people to
be aware of the event,' site administrator Greta Marshall
said after the ceremony."
"Sunday marked the first time the Confederate flag
had flown over state property since January 2003, when
Gov. Bob Holden's administration ordered it to come down
from the Higginsville site."
"Missouri never joined the Confederacy" during the
American Civil War (1861-1865). "Some residents fought
for the Union, others for the South." (See USA Today for
June 6, 2005, "Rebel flag divides Missouri once again,"
page 3A; and the Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune for June 6,
2005, "Confederate event draws protests," page 2A.)
(Editor's Comment: Use of the Confederate flag is
spreading beyond the South. It seems to be evolving into
a symbol of Jesus Christ and active Christian resistance
to the New World Order.)
OPPORTUNITY BREAKS FREE
OF MARTIAN SAND DUNE
"The Mars rover Opportunity resumed rolling freely
across the Martian surface Saturday," June 4, 2005, "after
scientists freed it from a sand dune where it had been
mired for nearly five weeks, a NASA project manager said."
"Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory" in
Pasadena, California, "which manages the mission, cheered
when images beamed back to Earth showed the rover's wheels
"'We've got a working rover on Mars that cost $400
million to build and...keep working,' project manager Jim
Erickson said, 'I'd like to wear it out rather than lose
"A photograph taken by Opportunity and posted on the
laboratory's Web site showed the long tracks of its wheels
crossing a featureless dune."
"Opportunity's wheels started slipping (Tuesday)
April 26 (2005) during a planned 295-foot (89-meter)
excursion. While trying to drive over a foot-high (30-
centimeter) sand dune, the robotic explorer stopped
moving, its wheels hub-deep in soft soil."
"Engineers spent weeks with an Opportunity mock-up
figuring out what commands to give the robot to free it,
but the maneuvers took time. The rover inched forward
less than a foot in a month, losing most of its traction
every time it tried to roll."
"'It's kind of like we were swimming through it,'
"But on Saturday morning, data showed that
Opportunity was free and had moved several feet across the
"Erickson said engineers want to be sure the rover
will not encounter any more (sand) patches that could trap
it again. It will be Monday or Tuesday night before a
test drive is ordered, he said."
"Opportunity and its twin rover, Spirit, have been
exploring opposite sides of Mars since landing in January
2004. Both rovers have long outlasted their primary,
three month missions."
In other Mars news, "NASA is moving ahead with plans
to put a long-armed lander on Mars' icy north pole to
search for clues to water and signs of life."
"The $386 million Phoenix Mars is scheduled to touch
down in the Martian Arctic in May 2008. The probe will
use its robotic arm to scoop up soil samples to analyze
for traces of ice and evidence of ancient microbes."
"In 2002, the Mars Odyssey orbiter spotted evidence
of ice-rich soil near the Arctic surface. Phoenix will be
the first mission of the low-budget Mars Scout program."
(See USA Today for June 6, 2005, "Mars rover back on track
after five weeks," page 3A, and "New lander to visit Mars'
north pole," page 5D.)
LETHAL HAIL FELL DURING
1917 KANSAS TORNADO
On June 5, 1917, a tornado estimated to be an F5 on
the Fujikawa scale skirted Topeka, the state capital of
Kansas, producing unusually-shaped hailstones of
"Residents near Topeka, Kan. reported disk-shaped
hailstones 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) in
diameter and 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 centimeters) thick."
According to the original New York Times news story,
"Tornadoes last night (June 5, 1917) and early today
spread death and destruction through rural districts of
Missouri and Kansas. Reports tonight showed 15 killed in
Missouri and 9 in Kansas."
"In Kansas, the deaths totaled eight in the counties
southeast and west of Topeka. One other was killed at
Savonburg, near Iola, where the tornado appeared early
today (June 7, 1917--J.T.)."
"The course of the tornado was marked by odd jumps.
First it appeared near Topeka early in the day, and then
came to earth again in Ray County, Missouri shortly after
Heaviest hit by the unusually-large hail was
Eskridge, Kansas (population 589), located at the junction
of Highways 4 and 99 approximately 30 miles (48
kilometers) southwest of Topeka. Hailstones found here
measured 10 inches (25 centimeters) in diameter and 3
inches (7.5 centimeters) thick.
In Elmont, Kansas (population 85), located 10 miles
(16 kilometers) north of Topeka, the 1917 tornado "left
only one house in the town still standing. All of the
others were destroyed." (See the St. Paul Pioneer Press
for June 5, 2005, "Weather History." Also the New York
Times for June 7, 1917, "24 New Storm Victims," page 9.)
(Editor's Note: Iola, Kansas was the site of an
alien sighting at the Lanyon Smelter in November 1903.
See UFO Roundup, volume 8, number 50 for December 31,
2003, "1903: Strange creature seen in Iola, Kansas," page
UFO ROUNDUP REVIEW
OF RECENT BOOKS
Is E.T. Here? - This book, by Robert Trundle, Ph.D.,
is a must-have for any ufologist's library. Not only does
it discuss many of the issues involving reported contacts
with extraterrestrials, it provides reproduced documents
from both government and researchers' files on famous
contact cases of the past fifty years.
I thought I knew something about the Majestic 12 case
and the MAJIC files. But then I read Trundle's erudite
and comprehensive distillation of the key facts, and it
really took my breath away. It made me appreciate the
tons of back-breaking research that went into Stanton
Friedman's original expose. If there was a Nobel Prize
for ufology, Stan should have won it hands-down.
Trundle did an excellent job on some of the near-
forgotten UFO cases of the past, such as the "electronic
interference" experienced by the U.S. Air Force B-47
bombers back in June 1955 and Men In Black (MIB)
involvement in the Rex Heflin case in Santa Ana,
California in 1965.
I was particularly intrigued by the case of M.Sgt.
Alex Tremulis, who was stationed at Wright Field (later
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) in Ohio in 1944, and
claims to have seen aliens examining wreckage of a Nazi V-
2 rocket in the company of U.S. Army Air Technical
Intelligence officers. That one comes straight out of the
"Foo Fighters" era of World War II, and it makes you
wonder what was going on at Wright-Pat during the last
year of the Roosevelt administration.
Grab it, fellow ufologists. This book is a keeper.
You can order Is E.T. Here? by credit card from Barnes &
Noble, Waldenbooks or Amazon.com. The vital data
includes: Is E.T. Here? by Robert Trundle, Ph.D., EcceNova
Editions, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 2005, ISBN No. 0-
Zorro - I don't customarily review fiction, but I'll
make an exception for this well-crafted novel. I'll
confess I was curious. Given that the title character has
gone from Johnston McCulley's original 1919 novella
through several movies, two TV shows and a handful of
follow-up books, I didn't think it possible for any author
to tie all of the legend's threads together. But Isabel
Allende did it and did it well. She takes us from Diego
de la Vega's birth in the new Alta California province of
Nueva Espana (now the USA's state of California) in 1795
to his training as a master swordsman in Europe to a
surprising encounter with pirate Jean Lafitte in Louisiana
to his return to Los Angeles in 1816.
I always suspected that Diego was a little off-the-
wall. Now I know for certain, because only a lunatic
would invade the La Ciudela fortress in Barcelona, Spain
and humiliate the agents of Joseph Fouche, Napoleon's
chief of the secret police. During his career at
Napoleon's elbow, Fouche sent a lot of headless bodies
floating down the Seine.
Allende's forte is characters, and there are plenty
of memorable ones here, particularly Nuria, the chaperone
of Juliana, Diego's first love. Muchas gracias, Isabel,
for letting us all relive life in (Napoleonic) wartime
Barcelona. To order:
Zorro by Isabel Allende, HarperCollins Publishers,
New York, N.Y., 2005, ISBN No. 0-06-077897-0.
From the UFO Files...
1969: ENIGMATIC OKLAHOMA
Last week's story about the search for lost
Confederate gold in Cement, Oklahoma (population 500), a
small town on Highway 277 southwest of Oklahoma City, has
called attention to some of the stranger tales about the
On the outskirts of Cement is a stony hill called
Buzzard's Roost. At the summit is an outcrop of bedrock
that resembles an anvil. Professional treasure hunters
Bud Hardcastle and Charlie Holman believe "that
enterprising disciples of Dixie stashed millions of
dollars in gold and silver--now probably worth billions--
in locations across North America, to help finance a
second Civil War."
The gold is supposed to have been buried there by the
Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), a very real secret
society that flourished in the USA between 1850 and 1870.
Many Knights were also prominent members of Masonic lodges
throughout the South.
"If Buzzard's Roost is a Masonic site, it should be
fairly easy to find the buried gold," UFO Roundup editor
Joseph Trainor commented. "Just face east at sunrise.
Pick out a point 33 degrees to the south of the spot where
the sun appeared at the horizon. Walk either 33 feet (10
meters) or 33 yards (30 meters) downhill from 'The Anvil'
and start digging."
Another potential burial site for KGC gold is the
ruins of old Fort Towson, 10 miles (16 kilometers) from
Valliant, Okla. (population 771) on U.S. Route 70 in that
corner of southeastern Oklahoma known as "Little Dixie."
"The fort was established in 1824 to protect the
Choctaws--who were induced by the federal government to
emigrate from their Mississippi homes--both from the
raiding western Plains Indians and the outlaws that made
their headquarters along the north bank of the Red River."
"The post was abandoned in 1829, then re-established
when enforced removal of the Choctaws began in 1831.
Abandoned once again in 1854, it was used as a Choctaw
Indian agency until the outbreak of the (American) Civil
War, when it was taken over by the Confederates."
In 1864, at the height of the Golden Circle
intrigues, Confederate general S.B. Maxey took command of
Fort Towson. Maxey was a Knight, as was his patron in
Richmond, Isham G. Harris.
Indeed, Fort Towson was the last bastion of the
southern Confederacy. Here Confederate general Stand
Watie surrendered in June of 1865, two months after Robert
E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia.
(Editor's Note: Watie was an Ani-Yupuya or a Cherokee
However, stranger items than Confederate gold have
been unearthed in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.
"On June 27, 1969, workmen leveling a rock shelf at
122nd Street on the Broadway Extension between Edmond
(population 68,315) and Oklahoma City uncovered a rock
formation that caused a great deal of controversy among
"To the layman, the site looked like an inlaid mosaic
floor. It apparently looked very much like someone's
floor to some of the experts, as well."
"'I am sure this was man-made because the stones are
placed in perfect sets of parallel lines which intersect
to form a diamond shape, all pointing to the east,' said
Durwood Pate, an Oklahoma City geologist who studied the
site. 'We found post holes which measure a perfect two
rods from the other two. The top of the stone is very
smooth, and if you lift one of them, you will find it is
very jagged, which indicates wear on the surface.
Everything is too well-placed to be a natural formation.'"
"Dr. Robert Bell, an archaeologist from the
University of Oklahoma, expressed his opinion that the
find was a natural formation. Dr. Bell said that he could
see no evidence of any mortaring substance. But Pate, on
the other hand, was able to distinguish some kind of mud
between each stone."
"Delbert Smith, a geologist, president of the
Oklahoma Seismograph Company, said the formation, which
was discovered about three feet (0.9 meters) beneath the
surface, appeared to cover several thousand square feet."
"The Tulsa World quoted Smith as saying: 'There is no
question about it. It has been laid there, but I have no
idea by whom.'"
A mosaic floor covering "several thousand square
feet." Obviously, it was the remains of some prehistoric
palace. Did an ancient city once stand on the site of
what is now Edmond, Okla.? And who could have built it?
Travelers from prehistoric Lemuria? Settlers from the
lost continent of Atlantis? Or maybe a wandering tribe
from the weird Lamanite civilization mentioned in The Book
Thirty-six years after its discovery, there are still
no definite answers about the "mosaic floor" found in
Was it buried gold, prehistoric cities or the
assassination of Abraham Lincoln that triggered Oklahoma
City's most baffling homicide? Charles Fort, the "Father
of Ufology" mentions it in his book Wild Talents: "I put
this item with others upon freaks of collectors. In
Oklahoma City, July 1907, somebody collected ears. Bodies
of three men--ears cut off."
But, when it comes to sheer weirdness, not too many
communities in the Sooner State can compete with the city
of Enid (population 47,045).
Located on Highways 60, 64 and 412 approximately 98
miles (157 kilometers) north-northwest of Oklahoma City,
"Enid has grown over the years from a tent city which
sprang out of the prairie dust on the day of the Cherokee
Outlet opening--September 16, 1893--to a typically
prosperous, substantial, self-contained municipality."
Yet, early Enid was a Mecca for people associated
with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the USA's
sixteenth president, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865.
According to researcher Jim Brandon, "What might
there have been in this small city to attract not one, not
two, but three persons involved in what pioneer
conspiratologist Otto Eisenschiml has called 'the strange
death of Abraham Lincoln.'"
"Local (Enid) history records that a chap who killed
himself with strychnine--or at least ended up poisoned to
death--at the local hotel on January 13, 1903, had
identified himself as none other than John Wilkes Booth."
This mysterious figure "had been living around Enid
for quite some time, using a number of aliases. At the
time of his death, he was known as David E. George and
posed as a house painter, although no one seems to have
taken that role any more seriously than he did."
Booth/George "always seemed to have plenty of money
and spent most of his time in taverns. When well-oiled
with drink, he often delivered lengthy Shakespearean
recitations, which amazed those who heard them as being
far superior to ordinary barroom blague."
"He had confided to a number of persons that he,
Booth, had escaped from a burning tobacco barn at Port
Royal, Virginia, where he was cornered after the Lincoln
assassination, leaving another man to be shot in his
"A last request, found among (David E.) George's
effects, was that actor Edwin Booth of New York City (the
assassin's older brother--J.T.) be notified of his death.
This was done by telegram, but there was no reply."
"A man who certainly should have been able to shed
some light on the (real) identity of 'George' was also
residing in Enid at the time. This was Boston Corbett,
the Army sergeant who had rushed up and shot into the
burning barn in a sort of instant preplay of the" Lee
Harvey Oswald/Jack Ruby "exchange of 1963. Corbett, who
seems to have escaped from an insane asylum (in Kansas--
J.T.) somewhere along his checkered trail, was working in
Enid as a drug salesman. He may even have carried
strychnine in his samples kit. But if he was in town at
the time of George's death, he never came forward."
"Eight months after the death" of David E. George, "a
newspaper in Rockport, Indiana reported that the former
manager for the Laura Keene Theatrical Company, who had
opened the window for Booth to escape Ford's Theatre" in
Washington, D.C. "after shooting Lincoln, had retired and
was living, where else but at Enid, Oklahoma. He too kept
Enid "successfully avoided having the name of
Skeleton thrust upon it (from its proximity to the head of
Skeleton Creek) and owes its real name to a literature-
loving Rock Island railroad official. Fond of Tennyson's
Idylls of the King, he felt that Geraint's wife ought to
be honored by having a city named for her."
In a bizarre twist of fate, as a schoolboy, John
Wilkes Booth played the role of "Enid" in an amateur
production of Idylls of the King at the Milton College for
Boys in Cockeysville, Maryland.
So, if you find yourself in Oklahoma this summer,
don't go speeding on through. Stay awhile, drive around,
explore a bit--this Midwestern state has a plentitude of
mysteries to share. (See the books Mysteries of Time and
Space by Brad Steiger, Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New
York, N.Y., 1973, pages 53 and 54; The Complete Books of
Charles Fort, Dover Publications Inc., New York, N.Y.,
1974, page 871; Oklahoma: A Guide to the Sooner State,
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla., revised
edition July 1957, pages 148, 149, 245, 374, 375, 417 and
426; Weird America by Jim Brandon, E.P. Dutton, New York,
N.Y., 1978, pages 186 and 187; Why Was Lincoln Murdered?
by Otto Eisenschiml, Little, Brown Co., Boston, Mass.,
1937; and Murdering Mr. Lincoln by Charles Higham, New
Millenium Press, Beverly Hills, Cal., 2004, pages 104, 105
and 106. See also the Enid, Okla. Morning News for
February 4, 1976, "The Odyssey of John Wilkes Booth," page
1; the Edmond, Okla. Booster for July 3, 1969; and the
Tulsa, Okla. World for June 29, 1969.)
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