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      UFO ROUNDUP
      Volume 4, Number 27
      October 28, 1999
      Editor: Joseph Trainor

      BRITISH VET CLAIMS UFO CRASHED IN WALES

      A new book by researcher Nick Redfern makes the claim that a UFO
      crashed in a remote valley in the Clwyd district of Wales back in
      January 1974.

      The bodies of two dead aliens were reportedly recovered from the
      wreck.

      "Farmer Huw Lloyd, 39, was a boy of 14 watching TV at home in nearby
      Llandrillo on the night of the crash in January 1974. He said he saw a
      large object followed by a train (luminous contrail--J.T.) and a
      blinking blue light. Huw recalled, 'I was amazed at how quickly the
      police responded and and how many people came here."

      Among the arrivals, according to Redfern, were British Army units, one
      of which took custody of the two alien bodies.

      "The mysterious craft came down in the Berwyn Mountains, Clwyd...In a
      chilling echo of the infamous Roswell incident in New Mexico (in July
      1947 (or Kecksburg, Pennsylvania in 1965--J.T.), scores of troops were
      dispatched on a secret mission to retrieve the wreckage."

      "One soldier, quoted in the book under the pseudonym 'James Prescott,'
      was ordered to Llanderfel with four others and loaded two oblong boxes
      into their armoured truck."

      "The truck ferried the boxes back to the Chemical and Biological
      Defence Establishment at Porton Down, near Salisbury, Wiltshire under
      strict orders not to stop for anything."

      "Retired Mr. Prescott, who is too afraid of reprisals to be named"
      said that once they arrived, "'the boxes were opened by staff at the
      facility in our presence. We were startled to see two creatures which
      had been placed inside decontamination suits.'"

      "'It was obvious that the creatures were not of this earth, and, when
      examined, were found to have died.'"

      "'The bodies were about five to six feet tall, humanoid in shape, but
      so that they looked almost skeletal with a covering skin.'"

      "'Although I did not see a craft at the scene of the recovery, I was
      informed that a large craft had crashed and was retrieved by other
      (British) military units.'"

      "The incident has remained classified, and the (UK) Ministry of
      Defence has refused to comment." (See the Daily Mirror of London for
      October 22, 1999, "How Alien's My Valley?" (Editor's Comment:
      Shouldn't that be How Green Was My Alien? Interestingly, Porton Down
      is not far from the recently-identified secret base at Corsham, Wilts.
      It looks like Llandrillo, Wales has joined Roswell, Kecksburg, Boyle,
      Ireland and Varginha, Brazil on the roster of UFO crash sites.)

      GLOWING FIREBALLS SEEN BY MANY IN SOUTH AFRICA

      "That spectacular UFO which streaked through the night sky yesterday
      (Saturday, October 23, 1999--J.T.) was a meteorite shower."

      "Dreikus Weideman, a marketer for a steel company, thought he was
      seeing things while driving home from Johannesburg to Suikerbusrand
      along the (Highway) R59 at 1:55 a.m. yesterday."

      "'At first I thought it was an aircraft with incredibly strong landing
      lights,' he said, 'I pulled the car over to the side of the road,
      switched off the engine and climbed out to watch it. There was a very
      white light streaming backwards and within it were a string of five
      smaller lights. I thought maybe it was a military aircraft and
      smaller craft flying in formation.'"

      "Weideman said the object was travelling diagonally, heading northeast
      and 'moving incredibly fast in a straight line.'"

      "He said a call to Johannesburg International Airport revealed that
      two aircraft had also spotted the light."

      "'One plane, which ws headed towards Bloemfontein, was travelling at
      31,000 feet (10,300 meters) and it seemd that the light was even
      higher up. They also had a call from Heidelberg.'"

      "But an air traffic controller at Johannesburg International Airport
      poured water on this tale and also commented yesterday, 'It was just a
      meteorite shower.'"

      "In Schweizer-Reineke, in North West (about 464 kilometers or 290
      miles southwest of Johannesburg--J.T.), Pastor Andre Pieterse and his
      wife were loading bread into a van when they saw an 'object' coming in
      low."

      "'At first we thought it was a landing aircraft, but, as it came
      closer, we saw it was a fireball, with a piece as big as a house in
      front and several smaller pieces the size of cars following it in its
      orange tail,' he said, 'It was travelling very fast and in the
      direction of Warmbaths. It was very beautiful.'" (See the Sunday
      Times of Johannesburg for October 24, 1999, "Flying- saucer scare just
      meteorites in a teacup." Many thanks to Stig Agermose for forwarding
      this newspaper article.)

      BRIGHT UFO HOVERS OVER HEEMSKERK, NETHERLANDS

      On Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at 3:30 p.m., Win M. was at his home in
      Heemskerk in the Netherlands, a city located 42 kilometers (25 miles)
      northwest of Amsterdam, the national capital, when he spotted a UFO.

      "I looked out my window, and I could see a bright object overhead,"
      Win reported. "It was flying from southeast to northwest in a
      straight line. Estimated speed was about the same as a jet airliner.
      Estimated altitude was 10 kilometers (6 miles or 31,680 feet--J.T.)
      No vapor trail could be seen. I watched the UFO with 10x50
      binoculars. It took at least three seconds to disappear out of sight"
      over the North Sea. (Email Interview)

      MORE UFO SIGHTINGS REPORTED IN AUSTRALIA

      More UFO sightings were reported in Australia during October.

      On Thursday, October 1, 1999, at 2 a.m., two men saw a UFO from the
      downtown area of Adelaide, S.A. (South Australia), the state capital.

      R.R. reported, "My friend Jeff and I were walking down Gray Street in
      the city after leaving a night club, when I noticed a startling thing
      about 45 degrees to the horizon travelling down to about 30 degrees
      above the horizon, and it just stopped. Then it travelled in a
      triangular pattern very fast and stopped again. A white light shot up
      to the first object, that I could see was disc-shaped, and then it
      also did a series of loops very fast and shot off at incredible
      speed."

      "Well, I know that technology is fairly good these days,' he added,
      'but I doubt that anyone would survive the G forces involved in the
      manoeuvres the object made."

      The case is being investigated by Peter Johnson of the Australian UFO
      Research Network (AUFORN).

      On Saturday, October 9, 1999, a woman named Margaret "was leaving the
      drive-through of a fast food outlet on Dandenong Road" in Oakleigh,
      Vic. (Victoria), Australia when she "noticed a large light towards the
      north. At first, she thought it was the landing light of an
      aircraft."

      Margaret then became startled by "the high speed with which it passed
      from north to south" over Oakleigh. She said she believed the UFO "to
      have been aqua in colour" but is not certain. It might have been
      bright white but appeared aqua because of her tinted windshield.

      The case is being investigated by Tony Cook of the Victoria UFO
      Research Society (VUFORS). (Many thanks to Diane Harrison of AUFORN
      for these reports.)

      GIRL SEES THREE UFOs IN ASHLAND, WISCONSIN

      On Monday, October 25, 1999, at 6 p.m., the eyewitness, Jessica, was
      walking along Sunset Beach on the shore of Chequamegon Bay on Lake
      Superior, when she noticed something odd in the sky.

      Sunset Beach is in Ashland, Wisconsin (population 8,695), located on
      U.S. Route 2 approximately 377 miles (607 kilometers) northwest of
      Milwaukee.

      "I was walking my dog, and I saw three white orbs hovering over the
      Lake (Superior) for about three minutes," she reported.

      The UFOs then zipped away to the east, "over the hills across the
      bay," towards Odanah, Wis. (population 400) (Many thanks to Morgan
      Clements, director of World Wide UFO Reporting Center, for this
      report.) (Editor's Note: Odanah is the site of the Bad River Indian
      Reservation, owned by the Anishinabe people.)

      TRIANGULAR UFOs SEEN IN MASSACHUSETTS

      On Friday, October 22, 1999, at 7:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was
      hiking in the woods of Brookfield (population 1,037), a small town in
      central Massachusetts, and stopped to "take a breather" on a hilltop.

      "I have seen three triangular aircraft," he reported, "They appeared
      to be sneaking through a smalll valley at night, near where I live.
      They are probably 75 feet long, and, as a rule, totally silent with no
      lighting on the outside. I have seen them pretty up close and can
      tell that there's lighting inside them."

      "I was scared, reaching to get a cigarette. All of a sudden, three
      large roaring planes went screaming by, as if they were chasing them.
      This is the second time I have seen these craft."

      Brookfield is on Routes 9 and 48, approximately 25 miles (40
      kilometers) west of Worcester, second largest city in Massachusetts.
      (Many thanks to Morgan Clements, director of World Wide UFO Reporting
      Center for this report.) (Editor's Note: Brookfield was the site of a
      UFO sighting during the "airship era." The incident took place on
      October 24, 1908. You can read about it in the Berkshire Daily Eagle
      for October 25, 1908, page 2.)

      ROUNDUP MYSTERY VAN SEEN IN LOUISIANA

      Three months after its initial appearance, the mysterious white
      surveillance van bearing UFO Roundup's website address surfaced again,
      this time in southwestern Louisiana.

      The van was first seen last July in Warsaw, Indiana (population
      10,968). See UFO Roundup, Volume 4, Number 16, "Mysterious Van
      Sighted in Warsaw, Indiana."

      During the evening of Thursday, October 14, 1999, Gary and Linda K.
      and a few of Gary's friends stopped at the isle of Capri Casino just
      off Interstate Highway I-10 in Lake Charles, Louisiana (population
      70,580), about 126 miles (211 kilometers) west of Baton Rouge, the
      state capital.

      Returning that evening, Gary and Linda sent an email to this
      newsletter, saying, "Hi, we saw your van." Editor Joseph Trainor
      informed the couple that UFO Roundup is not the owner of the
      mysterious white van and asked them for an interview, to which they
      graciously consented.

      "We saw the van in Lake Charles, La., in the (parking) lot of the Isle
      of Capri Casino," Linda reported. "In the lot closest to the door. It
      was evening. The rear of the van had UFO FIELD INTERCEPT TEAM and
      your website (URL) on the back door."

      "It was government-owned. It had (the license plate read) US000000
      and a single number at the end. It had two satellite dishes on the
      roof, a computer on the dash (dashboard--J.T.) and tinted windows."

      "Me and my husband Gary saw it and also an old friend from Ennis and
      two of his fellow workers. My husband got a really good look at the
      UFO van. He spent the time to look it over well. We saw no humans on
      board."

      Apparently, the mysterious white van has undergone some changes since
      its last appearance in Warsaw, Indiana. The word FIELD was added to
      the back-door logo. And the van ditched its previous Georgia license
      plates for a pair of phony U.S. Government plates.

      Real government license plates have a GS prefix. Examples: GS12 5498
      or GS10 7642. They don't start with the prefix U.S.

      The owners and operators of the mysterious white van remain unknown.
      As does the purpose of its strange odyssey across the USA. (Email
      Interview)

      COSMIC CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN KENOSHA

      The Cosmic Awareness Conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday,
      November 13 and 14, 1999 at the Parkway Chateau/Brat Stop at the
      intersection of Interstate Highway I-94 and Route 50 in Kenosha,
      Wisconsin.

      Kenosha (population 80,352) is about 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of
      Chicago.

      Saturday's conference hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday's
      conference hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for
      each day.

      Keynote conference speakers include abduction researcher John
      Carpenter, paranormal author Dr. Heather Harder, Joyce Murphy of
      Beyond Boundaries, author Dr. Joe Lewels, Native American contactee
      Steven Red Hawk, Iowa state MUFON director Beverly Trout, martial
      artist Tom Cameron and past-life researcher Harry Garrett.

      Y2K: MARINES TRAIN IN CENTRAL ARIZONA

      On Monday, October 18, 1999, at 7:30 p.m., 49 camoflauged Marines of
      the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) of Camp Pendleton,
      California, slid down nylon ropes from two helicopters and landed on
      the runway at Williams Gateway airport in Mesa, Arizona (population
      288,091), a large city on Highway 87 about 10 miles (16 kilometers)
      southeast of Phoenix.

      "One by one, the Marines jumped out of the craft and landed on a
      target 25 feet below on a Williams Gateway airport runway."

      "It was a scene that will be repeated several times this week in
      different Valley locations as part of the training to prepare them for
      the rigors of working in urban areas, rathern than open stretches of
      beach or dense strands of deserted forests often associated with
      Marine operations."

      "'We've come to recognize that more and more of our missions will be
      in urban areas,' said Col. Richard C. Zilmer, commanding officer of
      the 15th MEU, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif."

      "(Col.) Zilmer and Marine unit spokesman 1st Lt. David T. Romley
      coordinated Monday's training exercise with local and federal
      officials-- agencies ranging from the Federal Aviation Administration
      (FAA) to local fire departments."

      "Just after 7:30 p.m., 49 Marines practiced 'insert techniques' in
      which two helicopters hovered over a target while Marines descended on
      ropes, a technique called 'fast roping.'" (See the Arizona Republic
      for October 19, 1999, "Valley is urban training ground for Marines.")

      In all, about 300 Marines of the 15th MEU participated in MOUT
      (Military Operations in Urban Terrain--J.T.) exercises in the Phoenix
      suburbs, most notably in Goodyear, Ariz. (population 6,258), 12 miles
      (18 kilometers) southwest of Phoenix, and in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
      (population 3,303) 14 miles (19 kilometers) west of Phoenix.

      In Litchfield Park, a local reporter interviewed members of the City
      Council, who reportedly told her that the FBI was "overseeing" the
      training operation. (See the West Valley View for October 19, 1999.)

      However, Capt. Arnoux Abraham, USMC, a spokesman for the 15th MEU,
      "vehemently denied a locally-published report stating that the FBI was
      'overseeing' the exercises."

      "'That is, emphatically, incorrect,' he said."

      Capt. Abraham "said that while the FBI was indeed on the scene, these
      officials were merely acting as a liaison between 'the Marine Corps
      and local law enforcement officials.'"

      "The FBI's role, said (Capt.) Abraham, is to coordinate with local
      police to cordon off training areas and make them safe, and to ensure
      civilians did not stray into live-fire zones. The Justice Department
      normally sends an FBI agent to a planned training site 'a couple of
      weeks' before the training actually begins 'to start the coordination
      process.'"

      "Regarding the concern local residents have about seeing armed Marines
      in town, (Capt.) Abraham said there is no reason to worry."

      "'The training that we practice is strictly in preparation for our
      operations abroad,' he said, 'Our purpose...is not to use it on our
      own citizens. We're all Americans, too, and we took an oath to protect
      the people we serve.'"

      "'This is an effort to ensure the U.S. Marine Corps is properly
      trained to execute its mission abroad,' he added." (See WorldNet
      Daily for October 20, 1999, "The Marines land in Arizona: Units
      engaged in urban assault training exercises," by Jon E. Dougherty.)
      (Editor's Comment: Here we have another instance of intensive
      military training to deal with some threat that the U.S. government in
      unwilling to discuss publicly. But...don't worry about it. Go watch
      Dharma and Greg on TV. Jenna Elfman is cute and funny. And remember,
      only "kooks" believe in UFOs or Operation Abacus.)

      from the UFO Files...

      1994: REHOBOTH'S HAUNTED CEMETERY

      Fans of The Blair Witch Project looking for a place to visit Halloween
      night should visit the Rehoboth Village Cemetery in Rehoboth,
      Massachusetts (population 7,600), a small town on Route 44 about 40
      miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Boston.

      The cemetery dates back to the Seventeenth Century and was a boyhood
      haunt (no pun intended--J.T.) of Howard Phillips Lovecraft
      (1890-1937), who lived most of his life in nearby Providence, Rhode
      Island.

      "Old Ephraim" is the leading attraction at the Rehoboth Village
      Cemetery. Since 1994, there have been repeated manifestations of this
      particular entity.

      Ephraim was sighted on January 17, 1994 by Daniel and Barbara Miles
      who "were standing in the center of the cemetery, visiting a
      relative's grave, when suddenly in a spot at the southwest rear of the
      graveyard, where there had been no one present just a moment earlier,
      en elderly man" dressed in Eitheenth Century clothes "who had a
      prominent hooked nose and a sneering facial expression, was curiously
      kneeling on the ground next to a gravestone. He seemed to be praying
      and alternately sobbing and laughing."

      "After less than a minute, the bizarre figure suddenly dematerialized,
      and Barbara and Daniel hurried out of the cemetery in a state of
      alarm."

      What they saw, Daniel reported, "will upset both of us for the rest of
      our lives."

      On August 21, 1995, two sisters, Lisa and Karen Mackey of Rehoboth,
      Mass. "visited the cemetery to pay respects to their dead mother."

      "Suddenly, as they prepared to depart, the two women were startled by
      a strange sound deriving from the southwest corner of the
      graveyard"--the loudest wolf whistle they had ever heard.

      "When Lisa and Karen looked in that direction, they were startled to
      see a strange-looking elderly man" wearing the same Eighteenth Century
      garb the Miles couple had seen. Old Ephraim was "staring at them
      intently and making an obscene gesture with his hands."

      Lisa reported that the apparition "was clearly not natural. Not only
      did he move in a strange sort of floating slow motion, but the old
      man's eyes seemed entirely black and hollow...without the spark of
      life, somehow soul-less."

      The Mackey sisters beat a hasty retreat and have not been back to the
      cemetery since.

      The most recent Ephraim sighting was on April 7, 1996 when he was seen
      by teacher Sarah Dickerman, 36, of nearby Taunton, Mass.

      "What I encountered that day has affected every aspect of my life,"
      Sarah reported.

      "While taking a walk through the cemetery for relaxation, she
      reportedly observed an elderly man at that southwestern rear part of
      the graveyard, kneeling on the ground and sobbing."

      "When she came to within a few yards of the strange character, he
      suddenly sprang to his feet (in retrospect, says Sarah, with a type of
      'liquid' movement that wasn't natural), and then he burst out in a
      strange laughter.. A second later, he called Sarah a '(expletive)' to
      her face."

      "Profoundly startled, Sarah quickly turned away and began to walk
      briskly in the direction of her parked car, and behind her she could
      hear him alternately laughing and yelling, 'Catherine, Catherine, you
      (expletive)!'"

      "At that point, in a state of pronounced panic, Sarah broke in a
      terrified run toward her car, which was parked on the road (Pond
      Street--J.T.) to the side of the cemetery. Upon reaching her vehicle,
      she was astonished to observe, in the distance, that the old man had
      re-materialized back in his original spot in the southwestern part of
      the cemetery."

      "As she nervously began to drive away, the astonished woman noticed
      from her car window that the bizarre old man was now leaning over and
      beating with his fist a young woman lying prostrate before him on the
      ground. A moment later, both figures entirely vanished."

      Charles Turek Robinson, the author who interviewed the witnesses,
      believes that the haunting involves "some terrible human drama
      conflict that is re-enacting itself over and over again in the
      cemetery."

      However, the Village Cemetery, located about 100 meters (330 feet)
      south of Route 44 on Pond Street, isn't the only haunted spot in the
      town of Rehoboth.

      Ghosts have also been reported on Lake Street, Perryville Dam Road,
      Danforth Street and the Palmer River Riding Club.

      Indeed, there are more ghosts in Rehoboth than there are witches in
      Salem. Or UFOs in Fitchburg! (See the book True New England
      Mysteries, Ghosts, Crimes and Oddities by Charles Turek Robinson,
      Covered Bridge Press, North Attleboro, Mass. 1997, pages 38 to 43.)


      We'll be back next week with more UFO news from around the planet,
      brought to you by "the paper that goes home--UFO Roundup." It'll be
      interesting to see what kind of UFO and paranormal activity takes
      place on Halloween 1999. Have a safe Trick or Treat.

      UFO ROUNDUP: Copyright 1999 by Masinaigan
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