UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 10 Number 24
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 10, Number 24
June 15, 2005
Editor: Joseph Trainor
SMALL REPTOID SPOTTED
IN NORTHERN GREECE
Villagers in a suburb of Katerini, a small city at
the foot of Mount Olympus in northern Greece, claim to
have seen a brown Reptoid prowling around their homes.
The report came on the heels of persistent reports of
silvery UFOs in the skies over that stretch of the Aegean
Sea coast, from Katerini to Thessaloniki, 100 kilometers
(60 miles) to the north.
Residents of the Katerini area are wondering if the
Reptoid is a scout for an alien force. Or if he is
perhaps an escaped prisoner or slave from the large alien
underground base on Mount Olympus.
"I would like to report numerous UFO sightings in
northern Greece near Mount Olympus," correspondent Yannis
Ioannou reported, "There were four witnesses--my father,
age 60; my mother, age 55; my sister, 33; and my cousin,
40. The location is a small village by the sea between
Katerini and the city of Thessaloniki."
"The main phenomenon here has been unidentified
flying objects (UFOs) during the night and sometimes
during the day. They say they look like 'spheres made of
mirror.' They're really shiny and make no sound at all.
They're travelling really fast, making it impossible for
my family to grab a camera and photograph them."
Throughout the area, Yannis added, there are
"persistent rumours that there is an underground base on
Mount Olympus. Many magazines have done feature stories
regarding the matter. Credible researchers like (Greek
ufologist) Mr. Hardavelas have also produced documentaries
trying to reveal the truth."
The Reptoid sighting happened in April. Danae
Metaxas, "my cousin, 40, and her husband," Spiro, "saw the
entity numerous times inside their house. They also tried
to capture it, but the entity was moving really fast, and
it seemed it had the ability to disappear suddenly. This
sighting happened during the nighttime."
Danae and her husband "described the entity as really
short, only 0.9 meters (3 feet) tall, with reptilian
brownish skin and with white hair. The couple was so
terrified that they started seeking help from the (Greek
Orthodox) Church and numerous religious people. They
thought it was a demon or something."
"The clothes that the creature was wearing were
similar to what Arabic people wear," i.e. a burnoose like
in Algeria or a galabaa like in Iraq.
"My folks--who are extremely serious people--already
believe that there is something going on out there.
Nothing has been reported to the (Greek) authorities, and,
in my opinion, that's a good decision, as the government
probably already knows about these activities."
Yannis is now looking for more witnesses who may have
seen the Reptoid. "Probably there are more witnesses in
the village." (Email Form Report)
JAPAN TO LAUNCH A
SUBTERRENE TO VISIT
"Japanese scientists are to explore the center of the
Earth. Using a drill ship (subterrene or tunneler--J.T.)
to be launched next month, the researchers want to be the
first to poke a hole through the rocky crust that covers
our planet and to reach the mantle."
"The team wants to return samples from the mantle, 10
kilometers (6 miles) down, to learn more about what
triggers undersea earthquakes, such as the one off Sumatra
that caused the December 26, 2004 (Indian Ocean) tsunami.
They hope to study the deep rocks for records of past
climate changes and to see if the deepest regions of the
Earth could harbor life."
"Asahiko Taira, director-general of the Center for
Deep Earth Exploration in Yokohama, said, 'One of the main
purposes for doing this is to find deep fractures within
the oceanic crust and upper mantle. We believe there to
be life forms there. It's the same mission as searching
for life on Mars.'"
"Material in the upper mantle produces compounds
essential for life when they interact with seawater.
'This is the system which we believe created early life.
There may be a chance we can watch the origins of life
still taking place today,' Dr. Taira said."
"The 57,500-ton drill ship Chikyu (Japanese for
Earth--A.T.) is being prepared at the southern port of
Nagasaki. Two-thirds the length of the R.M.S. Titanic,
the ship is fitted with technology borrowed from the oil
industry that will allow it to bore through 7,000 meters
(23,100 feet) of crust below the seabed while floating in
2,500 meters (8,250 feet) of water. The ship requires a
drill measuring 25 times the height of (New York City's)
Empire State Building," i.e. 32,500 feet or 9,750 meters.
"The deepest hole drilled through the seabed so far
has reached 2,111 meters (6,966 feet). After final sea
trials this year, the scientists will set sail for the
deep Pacific, where the Earth's crust is the thinnest.
Drilling is expected to begin next year."
"It could take more than a year to drill through
kilometers of crust and reach the mantle, so the ship is
fitted with six rotating thrusters controlled by GPS
satellites to keep it directly over the hole. The drill
is surrounded by a sleeve that contains a shock-absorbing
chemical and a blowout valve that will protect it should
the drill strike oil or superheated rock (magma--J.T.)
within the crust." (See the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri
Shimbun for June 6, 2005. Many thanks to Angela Tarohachi
for this newspaper article.)
(Editor's Note: This may be Japan's first
subterrene, but evidence exists showing that the USA
already has a number of these strange vehicles. For more,
see this issue's feature story.)
UFOs SIGHTED TWICE IN
NEW YORK STATE
On Monday, June 6, 2005, at 9 a.m., Christopher
Murphy saw a strange object approaching from the west in
his hometown of Holbrook, N.Y. (population 27,512).
"I was watching the road closely during my drive to
work," Chris reported, "And in front of me, I saw a
distinct white shape in the clouds. It was huge but
seemed to disappear when I looked directly at it. The
object was heart-shaped, and it was clear sky where the
object was, with clouds surrounding it."
Holbrook, N.Y. is on Route 495 on Long Island, about
40 miles (64 kilometers) east of New York City.
Thirteen hours later, on Monday, June 6, 2005, at
10:35 p.m., Mario Obregon was "walking to my car, parked
at the far east end of the company I work for," in Port
Washington, N.Y. (population 15,215), when "I noticed two
bright lights traveling from east to west. Not very high
and traveling at speeds similar to the small planes that
fly over the area."
"There was no noise at all."
"I kept watching the lights as I was walking to my
car. As the lights passed above and just to my right, I
noticed that the distance (gap--M.O.) between them began
to broaden a bit. A few seconds later, the two lights
split. One went northwest, and the other kept traveling
west. Very strange."
"Speed was the same throughout the flight. They
weren't blinking, just two white lights. I lost track of
them as the one traveling northwest disappeared behind the
building I work in. The other dipped behind some tall
Port Washington is on the north shore of Long Island,
about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of New York City.
(Email Form Report)
DAYLIGHT DISC SIGHTED IN
On June 6, 2005, at 6:22 a.m., Markius Latourneau was
at the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on Shattuck
Avenue in Berkeley, California (population 102,743) when
he spotted a silvery saucer passing overhead.
"I caught a glimpse of an aerial phenomenon at 6:22
a.m.," Markius reported, "In my line of sight, it moved
from north to south without making a sound. It appeared
to be climbing at one point. The whole incident lasted
less than 20 seconds. I was standing on Shattuck Avenue
outside the Bay Area Rapid Transit station, heading to
work. I was not able to identify the object I saw, and it
behaved in a way that was not indicative of any earthly
aircraft. I couldn't say for sure if anyone else saw the
object I saw, but what I witnessed was remarkable."
"The object was silver in color and looked oval and
slightly elongated. The object appeared to be two miles
(3,200 meters) above ground and was traveling at about 300
miles per hour (500 kilometers per hour--J.T.) As it
moved and climbed, it became stationary for maybe 18
seconds, then faded and dissipated." (Email Form Report)
CRAZY CROCS INVADE
THE USA's MIDWEST
The phenomenon known as "crazy crocs"--out-of-place
alligators found in places far from their natural habitat-
-occurred twice last week, in Wisconsin and Indiana.
"A four-foot (1.3-meter) long alligator that gave a
woman a scare in her yard will stay in a local fire
station for a week until it can be transported to a more
hospitable place for the species--Florida."
"Carol Fischer, chairwoman of the town of Somers,"
Wisconsin "spent part of Friday," June 10, 2005,
"searching for a larger animal crate to house the
alligator, nicknamed 'Wally' by local officials."
"'We really don't know what to do with him,' Fischer
said, 'Since he'll be here a week, we need to give him
better quarters. It is not like a stray dog. You just
can't take it to a humane society and hope someone adopts
"Until the gator can be relocated, Fire Station 1
will be its home."
"Mary Anne Cline said she spotted the alligator
Thursday afternoon," June 9, 2005, "standing between two
trees in her yard, and she thought it was dead until it
opened its mouth and gave her a stare."
"It took two Kenosha County deputies and the Somers
humane agent, Bob Warren, to get the alligator into
Cline's dog cage."
"Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Croeker said authorities are
investigating where the alligator came from but doubted
its owner would be found."
"'We're assuming someone had it when it was small,
and it got out of hand,' Croeker said."
Somers, Wis. is on Lake Michigan's western shore,
approximately 34 miles (56 kilometers) south of Milwaukee.
On Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in South Bend, Indiana,
"a two-and-a-half foot (0.7-meter) long alligator found in
the St. Joseph River was killed several days after it was
first spotted, a state conservation officer said."
"Officials feared someone would get hurt trying to
catch the gator."
"Zoos would not accept the alligator because of
possible diseases, said Rod Edgell, a Department of
Natural Resources biologist."
South Bend (population 107,789) is on Indiana
Highways 20 and 31, located approximately 87 miles (139
kilometers) east of Chicago. (See the Duluth, Minn. News-
Tribune for June 12, 2005, "Four-foot gator will stay at
fire station," page 6B; and USA Today for June 9, 2005,
"Across the USA--Indiana," page 7A.)
CROP CIRCLES APPEAR IN
CANADA AND THE
Canada reported its first crop circle of 2005 last
On Friday, June 3, 2005, a crop circle was found in a
field of grass in Sandy Bay, Manitoba. Three days later,
the site was investigated by members of the Canadian Crop
Circle Research Network (CCCRN) Manitoba chapter.
According to CCCRN spokesman Paul Anderson, the
formation consisted of "an unusual 'miniature dumbbell' in
short grass, approximately 3.3 meters (10 feet) in
diameter and similar in shape to early 1990s formations in
England. Each end circle (dumbbell--J.T.) contained a set
on concentric circles. Whether the grass at the site is
flattened or dead is not yet known."
On Sunday, May 22, 2005, "a crop circle was
discovered near Doetinchem, in the Gunderland province of
the Netherlands. The lay of the grass was counter-
clockwise. The people who are living next to the field
could tell that the ring was not the result of a breeze
moving in circles. There was nothing special to see in
the center--no hole and no footprints. The ring measured
13 to 15 meters (44 to 50 feet) in diameter."
Doetinchem is 70 kilometers (42 miles) southeast of
Amsterdam, the national capital, and 25 kilometers (15
miles) east of Arnhem, the site of Operation Market
Garden, a famous battle of World War II. (Many thanks to
Paul Anderson and Robert Fischer for these reports.)
FROGS FALL FROM THE SKY
AT ODZACI, SERBIA
"Traffic came to a halt and locals fled indoors as
thousands of frogs fell from the sky onto a Serbian
"Residents of Odzaci told the newspaper Blid that
they thought the world was coming to an end."
The bizarre shower took place on Monday, June 6,
"Aleksandar Ciric said, 'I was told that small frogs
just started raining down. There were thousands of
"Another villager, Caja Jovanovic, said, 'This huge
cloud just seemed to come out of nowhere, and its shape
and colour looked very strange. We were all wondering
what it was when frogs started to fall from the sky. I
thought maybe a plane carrying frogs exploded in mid-
"However, climatology expert Slavisa Ignjatovic said
there was a simple scientific explanation for the
incident. He said, 'A whirlwind has sucked up the frogs
from a lake, the sea or some other body of water somewhere
else and carried them to Odzaci where they fell to the
ground. It is a recognized scientific phenomena.'"
"Science, my ass!" commented Terry Duckworth, who
styles himself as the Archimagos Maximus of Tsathoggua.
"We've been hoping for a manifestation, and here it is!
Praise Tsathoggua! He rules the Balkans--just rules them.
We're going up to Chopmist Hill tonight and smoke some
extra-large poopers to give thanks."
Whatever the cause, frogs falling from the sky is one
of the longest-running strange phenomena on Earth.
Charles Fort, the father of ufology, documented nine cases
of frog falls, from the one in Toulouse, France in August
1804 to the one in Stirling, Connecticut on July 31, 1921.
(See the Serbian newspaper Blid for June 7, 2005, "Frogs
rain down on Odzaci." Many thanks to Terry Duckworth for
this newspaper article. See also The Complete Books of
Charles Fort, Dover Publications, New York, N.Y., 1974,
pages 48, 81, 95, 183, 184, 190, 302, 525 and 544.)
PHANTOM PANTHER SEEN
AT BEXLEYHEATH, UK
"The Beast of Bexley has returned, and this time it
has left behind a large paw print."
"The large black panther, which has been spotted
stalking areas of Bexley over the past three years, made
its latest appearance last Thursday," June 2, 2005.
"It was seen in Bexleyheath by astonished care worker
Jim Hornby, 48, at his work just off the Bexleyheath
"He said: 'It was sometime between 11 p.m. and
midnight. I was in the utility room at the back of the
building and standing next to the open door which leads
into the car park (parking lot in the USA--J.T.) and then
"'I was chatting with the night supervisor when I saw
something out of the corner of my eye, moving in the car
park. I turned and saw the shape of a big black cat,
creeping along the ground on its belly by the side of my
car, as if it was stalking something.'"
"Mr. Hornsby, from St. James Close, Plumstead,
confessed he was so surprized he swore. He added: 'I said
to the supervisor, 'What the hell is that!?' She also
caught a glimpse of it, and she replied, 'I don't know.'"
"Mr. Hornby then dashed out onto the car park to try
and get another look at the creature, but, by the time he
got there, it was gone."
"He said: 'It was much bigger than an ordinary cat, a
fox or even a dog. We all spent the rest of the night
trying to work out what the supervisor and I had seen.'"
"But there was another big surprize waiting."
"The care home where Mr. Hornby works has a sensory
garden which includes an area of sand."
"The following morning, when the staff went out for
another look, they found a perfectly-preserved huge paw
print in the sand. It was nearly 5 inches (12.5
centimeters) across, and its depth indicated that it was
made by something heavy."
"Mr. Hornby said: 'A couple of weeks ago, one of the
doves went missing from next door. All they found were
feathers and a lot of blood. I was not frightened, but
now I am really curious. I have never seen anything like
it before. I couldn't make out any features but the shape
of a cat, nearly as big as a man.'"
"In the past year, the 'Beast of Bexley' as it has
been dubbed, has been seen at the Hillview Cemetery in
Welling, around the woodlands at Shooters Hill, Plumstead
Common, Danson Park, Barnehurst and Northumberland Heath."
"Danny Bamping, founder of the British Big Cats
Society, said: 'Looking at the paw print, I was quite
convinced that it was made by a big cat. There are no
claws visible in the print, and cats are the only animals
that do not have their claws out when they walk. This
sighting was particularly strong. Two people saw it, and
it was in an area where big cats have been seen before. I
would say it was highly likely it was a big cat." (See
BBC News for June 10, 2005, "Return of the beast." Many
thanks to Robert Fischer, UFO Roundup's phantom panther
expert, for this news story.)
TITAN MAY HAVE AN
"The possible discovery of an ice volcano on Saturn's
moon, Titan, may solve one of the lingering mysteries
about the strange satellite with the smog-choked
"Scientists have wondered for decades where the
methane in Titan's atmosphere came from. Titan, Saturn's
largest moon, is the only moon in the solar system with a
substantial atmosphere. Most of that atmosphere is
nitrogen, with up to 3 percent of it composed of methane."
"Investigators theorized that it could have come from
a methane-rich hydrocarbon ocean that covered much of the
moon. But instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft,
which has been investigating the moon since late last
year, have failed to turn up evidence of such a sea."
"A recent fly-by of Titan has now produced an image
of a circular feature about 19 miles (31 kilometers) in
diameter with two wings extending to the west, scientists
reported Thursday," June 9, 2005, "in the journal Nature."
"Scientists believe the wings represent repeated
flows from a volcano that spews ice and liquid methane,
instead of molten rock. Researchers have noted similar
physical features surrounding volcanoes on Earth and
"This raises the possibility that the atmospheric
methane comes from a subsurface source of liquid methane
that is vented to the atmosphere by erupting volcanoes."
"The eruptions are possibly caused by heat generated
by tidal movements in the liquid methane inside Titan."
"'We all thought volcanoes had to exist on Titan, and
now we've found the most convincing evidence to date,'
said Bonnie Buratti, a member of the team at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory" in Pasadena, California "analyzing
results of Cassini's infrared mapping spectrometer. 'This
is exactly what we've been looking for.'" (See the
Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune for June 12, 2005, "Possible
ice volcano found on Saturn's largest moon, Titan," page
ZUNDEL DENIED VISITORS
IN GERMAN PRISON
Ernst Zundel, the "outcast ufologist," this week
marks 100 days of incarceration at the German prison in
Mannheim. And, just like the period from March 2003 to
March 2005 in Canada, Zundel is being held incommunicado.
He has also yet to be charged with any crime.
"Ernst is not allowed to make any telephone calls
whatsoever," his wife Ingrid Rimland Zundel reported,
"Apparently, not even to his attorney. Secondly, he is
not allowed to discuss anything related to his upcoming
trial. That means he is not allowed to vette potential
(friendly) witnesses or call on his trusted subordinate
advisors for input."
Born in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) near Pforzheim
in 1939, Zundel emigrated to Canada in 1958. He lived in
the Toronto area until he emigrated to the USA in 2000. A
self-employed writer and publisher, Zundel wrote two books
about UFOs and the Antarctic Reich--Secret Nazi Polar
Expeditions in 1978 and Hitler at the South Pole in 1979.
But Zundel got into trouble when he published Did Six
Million Really Die? , a booklet which questioned the
claims of the Holocaust. He was charged under Canada's
"hate crimes" law and was the defendant in two sensational
Canadian trials in 1985 and 1988.
In February 2003, Zundel, now living in Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee, got into a dispute with the Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS). He was arrested and
deported to Niagara Falls, Ontario. He was jailed there
briefly before being sent to Toronto's Metro West
Detention Center as a "security risk" under Canadian
legislation passed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks. Zundel was held for two years at Metro West and
was never charged with any crime.
Ingrid reported that "the (German) arrest warrant, as
far as I can tell, cites three documents on the Zundelsite
and one comment in his (Canadian) prison letter to
"Ernst reports that 60 kilograms (120 pounds--J.T.)
of allegedly 'incriminating' documents have been released
to his attorney" following review by the prosecutors. In
March 2005, German officials said Zundel might be tried
for "Holocaust denial," even though as a resident alien in
the USA his opinions were protected by the First Amendment
of the USA's Bill of Rights.
"Meanwhile," Ingrid added, "we have experienced a
smallish victory of sorts in that the FBI declassified
about 90 pages of what they collected on Ernst. A total
of 118 pages have been reviewed. Twenty-eight pages are
still being withheld."
Many of the declassified Ernst Zundel reports have
been redacted, i.e. have names and places blacked out to
protect FBI sources.
"There is one page that will not be declassified
until 2026," Ingrid reported, "What could it possible
"In early 2001, there were seven FBI and local
(Tennessee) law enforcement investigators unleashed on our
peaceful existence here in the Tennessee mountains--all in
a period of three months. All of them cleared Ernst of
any wrongdoing." (Many thanks to Ingrid Rimland Zundel
for this news update.)
SPIES AT THE IMPROV?
"Robert Hamilton, a senior at Duluth (Minnesota)
Central High School, wrote a twisted little poem about
taking over his school. As a result, he got sent to the
psych ward for six days, and wasn't allowed back into
school for weeks thereafter."
"In the wake of the March 21 (2005) Red Lake
(Minnesota) school shootings, the school's reaction to
Hamilton's poem may be understandable. But, besides
raising the usual issues of free speech infringement, the
incident also shows how poorly the schools still deal with
"Before the Age of Columbine, the poem might well
have been accepted in the spirit of that old (American)
anthem that students have been chanting for decades: "Mine
eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school..."
"Hamilton has no history of causing trouble at
Central, nor has he ever been in trouble with the police.
His grades, though not good, were passing except for one
class. He considers himself a pacifist and says he has no
access to, nor interest in, guns."
"But his home life might have raised extra red flags
to school officials. His one parent, his mother, suffers
from persistent mental illness, and the family survives on
public assistance. The lack of adult advocates also made
"Hamilton read the poem, which he had written prior
to the Red Lake shooting, at a Circular Muse poetry slam
(Thursday) April 14 (2005) at Pizza Luce" on Superior
Street in Duluth, Minn. "He prefaced it by announcing
('like an idiot,' he later admitted--D.C.H.) 'this has no
connection with Red Lake.'"
"Naturally, the audience did make the connection and,
according to one onlooker, 'there was this big collective
"Someone (Homeland Security?--J.T.) apparently
reported it to Duluth Central. On April 27, 28 and 29,
Hamilton was called into conference meetings with his
principal, vice principal (and) the school police liaison
officer. His church youth pastor was present during the
first meeting, but afterwards" Hamilton "had no adult
there to represent or to support him."
"Hamilton defended his poem by saying that it was
purely written words. It was a freshman fantasy about
taking over the school with inside jokes."
School officials reportedly "asked if he wanted to go
to the Access Center (the mental health in-patient
facility at Duluth's Miller Dwan Hospital--J.T.) and
promised to help get him into it if he wanted."
"Hamilton respectfully declined."
However, "on (Friday) April 29 (2005), after the
third conference, he suddenly found himself in the back of
a (police) squad car, being taken from school to Miller
"'I was basically strung along on a leash,' Hamilton
said, 'I was completely cooperative, and went along with
whatever they wanted.'"
"At their insistence, he signed himself into the
mental hospital, which he was allowed to do because he was
already 18 years of age."
But once inside Miller Dwan, it wasn't so easy for
Bob Hamilton to get out.
"'Normally, I believe I would've been held for 72
hours,' said Hamilton, 'But Mother was undergoing her own
bad spell at the time. While I was in the youth ward, she
was upstairs in the adult ward. With no parent to be
released to, my stay was extended.'"
"'They put me on Prozac,' he added, 'It feels really
weird, like I'm normal. It sucks.'"
"A psychiatrist discharged him with a clear
indication that Hamilton is not at risk to harm another
person. Yet the bureaucratic addition of yet another
evaluation stalled his return to school for another three
"By the time Hamilton returned to school, he had been
absent four weeks, and there was less than a week of
school left. He was allowed to take his finals. Despite
being out of school for so long, Hamilton passed all of
his classes except the one course which he intends to make
up through the Adult Learning Center."
"'It's a very disturbing story,' said Chuck
Samuelson, director of the Minnesota American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU), when contacted about Hamilton's
"Samuelson expressed concern that Hamilton was
questioned without counsel and was held long past 72
"Since the issue was a poem Hamilton read outside the
school, Central High 'needs to justify how they got
involved,' Samuelson said."
"Duluth Central assistant principal Kathy Van Wert,
who oversaw Hamilton's suspension, did not return the
Reader's phone calls," reported Dorothy Charging Hawk,
reporter for the Duluth newspaper Reader Weekly.
"'I think that they should have told me up front,
rather than keeping me in the dark,' Hamilton said, 'If
they thought I needed an evaluation, they should have said
so up front. After what happened in Red Lake, I can see
why they did it. Maybe there is no good way to do it.
I'm not holding a grudge, but I just feel alienated by the
"Here is the controversial poem Bob wrote, in its
entirety," UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor said, "I
leave it to our readers to decide for themselves if the
content poses a menace to society."
Taking Over the School
by Robert Hamilton
"Sitting in class, the teacher is a f****** control
"Jumping through hoops, trying to get the paper of
"Do I really want to go through this shit, this hell
just to move on to a job of more hell and hoops?"
"I don't think so."
"I just might as well throw my life away and kill
"But first I will do something great. Have my name
be legendary so all of the kids of the future will know
"I will take over this f****** school and pull a
Hitler on their ass!"
"First I will put those f****** control freaks in
their place; they will know once again what it is like!"
"Everyone that has something coming to them will get
what they deserve."
"And then I will declare the potheads and stoners as
my Aryan race!"
"And all those smart-ass suck-ups and the f******
asshole cliques will be great workers to rape as we
"But the retards will be next."
"We will build a gas chamber in the science room, and
we will watch them squirm as they die."
"It will be a new sport!"
"But we will keep the handicapped. They can be
"Plus, we are not monsters."
"There will be a New School Order."
"Then the f***** 'Big Brother' will probably stop us
and maybe brainwash us, if not kill us."
"But the legion of me will stay and be told, and a
new rise will come once again."
[Note: Censorship of the 'f' word by me as I have to
post on the Internet for Joseph - John @ UFOINFO]
Dorothy Charging Hawk added, "Robert Hamilton is not
a Nazi and does not wish to kill the mentally-handicapped.
The poem was meant for shock, and that is what it got."
Yet, it is still unclear how school officials heard
about Hamilton's recital to a private group of poetry
"It sounds like there was an informer present at
Circular Muse--someone who passed on the information to
Homeland Security," editor Joseph Trainor added, "Let this
be a lesson to the would-be comedians at the Improv. You
don't know who is in the audience. So maybe it's not such
a smart idea to make fun of Vice President Dick Cheney.
Like that wacky skit where the comic said, 'Here's Uncle
Dick making a speech,' and then bent over and began making
loud, prolonged farting noises. Not only was this
unspeakably juvenile, in the current political atmosphere,
it could be downright dangerous." (See the newspaper
Reader Weekly of Duluth, Minn. for June 9, 2005, "Poem
gets Duluth student sent to lockup," page 3.)
FOUND IN EGYPT
"Buried for nearly 3,600 years, a rare statue of
Pharoah Neferhotep I has been brought to light in the
ruins of Thebes by a team of French archaeologists."
"Officials said on Saturday," June 4, 2005, "that the
statue was unusual in that the king is depicted holding
hands with a double of himself," but "this second part of
the statue remains under the sand and its form has been
determined by the use of imaging equipment."
"Archaeologists unearthed the 1.8-meter (6-foot) tall
statue as they were carrying out repairs around the temple
of Karnak in the northern city of Luxor, Egypt's
antiquities chief Dr. Zahi Hawass told reporters."
"Francois Larche, one of the team that found the
limestone statue of the king, said it was lying about 1.6
meters (5 feet, 3 inches) below ground near an obelisk of
Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman known to have reigned as
Pharoah, ruling from 1504 to 1484 B.C."
"Karnak, now in the heart of Luxor, was built on the
ruins of Thebes, the capital of ancient Egypt. The huge
temple, dedicated to the sun god Amon, lies in the heart
of a vast complex of religious buildings in the city 700
kilometers (435 miles) south of Cairo."
"The statue shows the king wearing a funeral mask and
a royal head cloth or nemes. The forehead bears the
emblem of a cobra which ancient Egyptians used as a symbol
on the crown of the pharoahs. They believed that the
cobra will spit fire at approaching enemies."
"Larche said this was only the second time a statue
had been found in Egypt. A similar one was dug up during
the excavation of the hidden treasures of Karnak from 1989
to 1904 A.D. But it is not clear when or if" the statue
of Neferhotep I "will be completely unearthed. It is
blocked by the remnants of an ancient structure, possibly
"'In order to pull it out, a structure on top of the
statue has to be dismantled and then restored,' said
Larche, adding that permission from the Egyptian
Antiquities authorities was needed before the team could
go ahead with plans to raise the statue."
"'It's up to the High Council of Egyptian Antiquities
to decide the fate of the statue of Neferhotep I and
whether it should be brought to light or left buried where
it was found.'"
"Neferhotep I was the twenty-second pharoah of the
Thirteenth Dynasty. The son of a temple priest in Abydos,
he ruled Egypt from 1696 to 1686 B.C. (about two centuries
before Queen Hatshepsut--J.T.) Experts believe his
father's position helped him to ascend the throne, as
there was no royal blood in his family."
"Neferhotep was one of the few pharoahs whose name
did not invoke the sun god Ra. It is written on a number
of stones, including a (historical) documents on his reign
found at Aswan" in southern Egypt. (See the Agence France
Presse report for June 5, 2005, "Statue of Egyptian
pharoah found after nearly 3,600 years." Many thanks to
Mary Lou Jones Drown for this news story.)
From the UFO Files...
1972: SUBTERRENE X-1
The plans of Japanese scientists to send a drill ship
to pierce the Earth's crust on the Pacific Ocean floor has
called attention once again to the subterrene debate.
Namely, do Earth's military powers, particularly the USA,
have subterrenes or "tunnelers" capable of traveling
through unconsolidated rock beneath the Earth's surface?
There is interesting evidence that the USA worked on
just such a project during the 1970s and the 1980s.
On January 8, 1971, the U.S. Patent Office received a
strange application from "the Armstrong group," a bunch of
scientists in New Mexico. The group wanted to patent "a
machine and method for drilling bore holes and tunnels by
melting in which a housing is provided for a heat source
and a heated end portion and in which the necessary
melting heat is delivered to the walls of the end portion
at a rate sufficient to melt rock and during operation of
which the molten material may be disposed adjacent to the
boring zone in cracks in the rock and in a vitreous
(glass) wall lining of the tunnel so formed."
(Editor's Note: By a strange twist of fate, the
patent application was filed on Elvis Presley's thirty-
sixth birthday.) The proposal, advanced by Dale E.
Armstrong of Santa Fe, N.M. and Berthus B. McInteer,
Robert L. Mills, Robert M. Potter, Eugene S. Robinson,
John C. Rowley and Morton C. Smith, all of Los Alamos,
N.M., called for the construction of a nuclear-powered
tunneling machine, "designed to convert the rock that it
excavates into a molten liquid" that lines the walls of
its tunnel--a wheeled vehicle that could move under the
land the same way a submarine travels underwater.
The patent for the Armstrong group's design was
approved on September 26, 1972.
In his classic book Underground Bases and Tunnels,
Dr. Richard Sauder gives a brief history of the mysterious
"The nuclear subterrene (rhymes with submarine--R.S.)
was designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New
Mexico. A number of patents were filed by scientists at
Los Alamos, a few federal technical documents were
written--and then the whole thing just sort of faded
"Or did it?"
"Nuclear subterrenes work by melting their way
through the rock and soil, actually vitrifying it as they
go and leaving a neat, solidly glass-lined tunnel behind
them. The heat is supplied by a compact nuclear reactor
that circulates liquid lithium from the reactor core to
the tunnel face, when it melts the rock. In the process
of melting the rock, the lithium loses some of its heat.
It is then circulated back along the exterior of the
tunneling machine to help cool the vitrified rock as the
tunneling machine forces its way forward. The cooled
lithium then circulates back to the (nuclear) reactor
where the whole cycle starts over. In this way, the
nuclear subterrene slices through the rock like a nuclear-
powered, 2,000-degree Fahrenheit earthworm, boring its way
"The United States Atomic Energy Commission and the
United States Energy Research and Development
Administration took out the patents in the 1970s for the
nuclear subterrenes. The first patent, in 1972, went to
the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission."
(Editor's Note: The second patent for subterrenes
was issued on May 6, 1975.)
Dr. Sauder wrote that the second patent "was for 'a
tunneling machine for producing large tunnels in soft rock
or wet, clayey, unconsolidated or bouldery earth by
simultaneously detaching the tunnel core by thermal
melting a boundary kerf into the tunnel face and forming a
supporting excavation wall liner by deflecting the molten
materials against the excavation walls to provide, when
solidified, a continuous wall supporting liner, and
detaching the tunnel face circumscribed by the kerf with
powered mechanical earth detachment means and in which the
heat required for melting the kerf and liner material is
provided by a compact nuclear reactor.'"
"This 1975 patent further specifies that the machine
is intended to excavate tunnels up to 12 meters (40 feet)
in diameter or more."
"The kerf is the outside boundary of the tunnel wall
that a boring machine gouges out as it bores through the
ground or rock. So, in ordinary English, this machine
will melt a circular boundary into the tunnel face. The
melted rock will be forced to the outside of the tunnel by
the tunnel machine, where it will form a hard, glassy
"And yet a third patent was issued to the United
States Energy Research and Development Administration just
21 days later, on 27 May 1975, for a machine remarkably
similar to the machine patented on 6 May 1975."
"The abstract describes, 'A tunneling machine for
producing large tunnels in rock by progressive detachment
of the tunnel core by thermal melting a boundary kerf into
the tunnel face and simultaneously forming an initial
tunnel wall support by deflecting the molten materials
against the tunnel walls to provide, when solidifed, a
continuous liner; and fragmenting the tunnel core
circumscribed by the kerf by thermal stress fracturing and
in which the heat required for such operations is supplied
by a compact nuclear reactor.'"
"This machine would also be capable of making a
glass-lined tunnel of 40 feet (12 meters) in diameter or
"Perhaps some of my readers have heard the same
rumors that I have heard swirling in the UFO literature or
on the UFO grapevine: stories of deep, secret, glass-
walled tunnels excavated by laser-powered tunneling
machines. I do not know if these stories are true. If
they are, however, it may be that the glass-walled tunnels
are made by the nuclear subterrenes described in these
Apparently, sometime in February or March of 1975,
during President Gerald R. Ford's administration, a top-
secret Request for Proposals (RFP) went out from the
Defense Department, inviting design teams to submit
proposals for workable subterrenes. Two proposals were
accepted, and both were granted patents in May of 1975.
Were the prototype subterrenes ever built? Good
For years, your editor has heard rumors of strange
glass-walled tunnels found under private range lands in
Monero, New Mexico, 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of
Dulce, a town that made its mark in UFO history. Then
there were the equally strange cases of subterranean hums
heard in Floyds Knobs and Kokomo, Indiana. Could the
people there have heard a subterrene passing beneath their
It could be that the subterrene plans simply gathered
dust on the shelf.
Then again, perhaps at this very moment Subterrene X-
1 is cruising beneath the sands of Iraq's Anbar province,
hunting for insurgents. (See the book Underground Bases
and Tunnels: What is the Government Trying to Hide? by
Richard Sauder, Ph.D., Adventures Unlimited Press,
Kempton, Illinois, 1995, pages 94 through 97.)
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