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UFO ROUNDUP Volume 5, Number 9

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  • Jeroen Kumeling
    From: John Hayes UFO ROUNDUP Volume 5, Number 9 March 2, 2000 Editor: Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/
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      UFO ROUNDUP Volume 5, Number 9
      March 2, 2000
      Editor: Joseph Trainor




      "Driver Clive Stevens is seeking the truth behind
      mysterious coloured lights he saw over Silbury Hill
      (in North Wiltshire, UK) in the dead of night."
      "He said the flashing lights formed the shape of a
      flattened oval 'rather like a flying saucer' and he is
      hoping other motorists might have spotted them and
      tell him what they mean."
      "Mr. Stevens, 25, of Upper Isbury in Marlborough,
      was driving home on the (Motorway) A4 past the
      Waggon and Horses pub in Beckhampton when he
      saw the shimmering blue, green, white and red lights
      in the distance."
      "'It looked like a helicopter landing pad on an oil rig
      with all the bright lights,' said Mr. Stevens, a consultant
      on water softening devices who was returning home
      after dropping off a friend in Chippenham," a city about
      125 miles (180 kilometers) west of London.
      "He said it was on a clear night with a bright moon
      but he could not see people on top of the (Silbury) hill,
      just the lights forming an oval which he estimated as
      being two-thirds the size of the hilltop."
      "On top of the hill was a whole pattern of lights
      in a traditional flying saucer shape. They were blinking
      red, white, green and blue, he said."
      "'I could not tell if it was hovering, or if it was
      stationary on top of the hill. It really scared me because
      I was on my own.; there was no other traffic about, and
      you hear these stories of alien abductions.'"
      "Mr. Stevens said he was also well aware that the
      hill stands in the centre of an area where mysterious
      crop circles are frequently found."
      "He said that as he drove past the hill the light
      dropped behind the hill, and although he did look in
      his mirror, he did not see it again."
      "He added, "I am not frightened to admit I was
      scared stiff, and I could not get along the A4 quick
      "Mr. Stevens, a keen military historian, said he
      doubted the light could have been from a helicopter
      or aircraft. Nor does he think the lights were caused
      by hoaxers because they would have had to be on the
      end of long poles."
      "'It was very cold on Sunday morning (February 20,
      2000), which makes me think that if there were hoaxers
      there, they would have needed their heads read,' he added."
      The sighting took place at about 4 a.m.
      "Doug Sheppard, landlord of the Waggon and Horses
      pub, said he was in bed at 4 a.m. on Sunday, and he
      had heard reports of strange happenings at Silbury.
      But, he said, 'I don't know if it's connected at all, but
      my telephones went down at the weekend. When BT
      (British Telecommunications--J.T.) came to repair it, they
      said it was an exterior line fault.'"
      Silbury Hill is one of the most ancient sites in
      Britain. It's an earthen pyramid that covers five acres
      and is constructed of over one million tons of earth,
      apparently moved by hand.
      According to Aubry Burl, author of Prehistoric
      Avebury, Silbury Hill is an estimated 4,000 years
      old and is said to be the burial site of King Kunedha,
      a legendary monarch of the Beaker Folk. The king's
      body, clad in golden armor, is said to lie at the
      base of the man-made mound.
      Silbury Hill bears an amazing resemblance to the
      pyramid of Cuicuilco in Mexico, which geologists
      maintain had to have been built before 8,000 B.C.
      Nearby Beckhampton and Abury Hill have been
      the site of intensive archaeological efforts recently,
      but it is not known if these activities have anything
      to do with the landing of the saucer. (See the
      Wiltshire Gazette and Herald for February 25, 2000.
      See also Prehistoric Avebury by Aubrey Burl, Yale
      University Press, 1979, pages 128 to 136. Many
      thanks to Gerry Lovell of Far Shores for forwarding
      the newspaper article.)
      (Editor's Comment: This seems to be Pyramid Week
      at UFO Roundup. See the next story.)

      GIZA IN 1988

      A strange story about the Great Pyramid of Giza
      appeared in the March 2000 issue of the Egyptian
      magazine Rose El-Yussuf.
      According to the article, in 1988, French
      Egyptologist Louis Caparat "discovered a secret room
      in the Great Pyramid of Cheops (his Greek name. The
      pharoah's true name was Khufu--J.T.)."
      The alien humanoid "was found in a crystalline
      transparent case. At first the alien appeared to be
      hibernating," or in a state of suspended animation.
      Caparat reportedly "also found a papyrus text"
      which described Pharoach Khufu meeting with the
      alien, who told him that some day his space-traveling
      species would arrive from the stars. The alien
      supposedly suggested the design of the pyramid
      and persuaded the Egyptians to build it as his
      resting place.
      "Caparat sent a message to a colleague in Spain,
      Francisco de Braga, a biologist, inviting him to come
      to Egypt" to take blood, cell, tissue and DNA
      samples from the dead alien.
      But when Dr. de Braga arrived in Cairo, he was
      detained by the Egyptian Ministry of State Security
      and put on a plane back to Madrid.
      According to Rose El-Yussuf, the dead alien
      was taken to a laboratory at an undisclosed location
      by Egyptian military intelligence. (Many thanks to
      Wisam Mohammed and Alfredo Lissoni for this
      (Editor's Comment: Take this story with a grain of
      salt, readers. Mysterious dead bodies have been
      turning up in the Great Pyramid since Abdullah
      Al-Mamun first broke into the structure way back
      in 813 A.D. Abdullah, who was the son of the
      famous caliph, Haroun Al-Raschid, hired a crew
      of Egyptians who laboriously bored a hole right
      through the Pyramid's wall.
      According to author Peter Tompkins, "Some
      Arabian authors have reported that Al-Mamun found
      in the sarcophagus a stone statue in the shape of
      a man. They say that within the statue lay a body
      wearing a breastplate of gold set with precious stones,
      an invaluable sword on his chest, and a carbuncle
      ruby on his head the size of an egg, which chone as
      with the light of day." See Secrets of the Great
      Pyramid by Peter Tompkins, Harper and Row,
      New York, N.Y., 1971, page 15.
      On the other hand, there have been a lot of
      strange goings-on at the Great Pyramid since 1996,
      including secret UNESCO teams visiting, unmarked
      military vehicles and black helicopters seen at Giza,
      and the recent round of heavy construction.. It's
      anyone's guess what is really going on out there.)


      On Wednesday, February 23, 2000, "two
      cylindrical UFOs were observed circling over a
      housing development in Agnano," a section of
      Napoli (Naples), the famous Italian seaport city
      180 kilometers (125 miles) south of Rome.
      "According to the account in the local
      newspaper, the two OVNIs (Italian acronym for
      UFOs--J.T.) ascended to a very high altitude in
      a zigzag motion, with one rising much faster than
      the other. The two objects fled before onlookers
      could take a photograph. (See the Italian newspaper
      Il Giornale of Napoli for February 24, 2000. Grazie a
      Edoardo Russo di Centro Italiano di Studi Ufologici
      per questo rapporto.)


      In early February, Italian businessman Omar R.
      went on vacation to Argentina. While stopping
      overnight at the Hotel de Turistas on Lago (Lake)
      Verde in Chubut province, about 800 kilometers
      (500 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, Omar
      spotted a peculiar-looking object hovering above
      the lake.
      "Over the lake hovered a perpendicular silver
      metallic disc. Its surface caught the gleam of the
      sun. It was very shiny, reflecting the bright sun.
      The gleam moved over the disc's surface as it
      slowly moved across the lake, away from us."
      Omar shot a single photograph with his new
      sigital camera. After transferring the image to a
      floppy disc, he mailed it to his family back in
      Italy. The family sent it to the Centro Ufologico
      Nazionale (CUN) for analysis. (Grazie a Alfredo
      Lissoni di CUN d'Italia per questo rapporto.)


      On Sunday, February 20, 2000, at 7:40 p.m.,
      Michael D. and a friend were driving on Interstate
      Highway I-25 from Fort Collins to Denver, Colorado.
      As they were passing near the highway exit nine
      miles (15 kilometers) west of Platteville (population
      1,515), they spotted something strange in the sky.
      "We saw a bright star--a brilliant green light
      drop from a cloud above," Mike reported. "We were
      heading south to Denver from Fort Collins when we
      saw it. It was not a meteor.. The person I was with
      does not believe in UFOs. It shocked me, too."
      "The object was huge and in the shape of a
      cross. We were in the high country at an altitude
      of about 5,600 feet. Pretty rural area.," he added,
      and they had the UFO in view for several minutes.
      (Email Form Report)


      The mystery of the Star Dust, the British Avro
      Lancaster airliner that disappeared in August 1947,
      took a couple of strange new twists this week, as
      Argentina's Army and Air Force teams collected
      human remains from the newly-discovered crash
      The wreckage of the propellor-engine Avro
      Lancaster Mark III Tudor airliner was discovered in
      January on a glacier on Mount Tupungato, one of
      the highest peaks in the Andes.
      On Wednesday, February 23, 2000, a team of
      17 Argentine Army soldiers, under the command
      of Lt. Col. Ricardo Bustos, "spent eight hours looking
      for human remains" at the crash site, packed them in
      trunks, and loaded the trunks aboard mules for the
      precipitous climb down the mountain to their base
      Meanwhile, a special survey team of the Argentine
      Air Force took digital photos of the 600-meter crash
      site, plus video footage, in an effort to determine
      what happened to the plane.
      The Star Dust was on the last leg of her flight
      from London, traveling from Punta Asuncion in
      Argentina to Santiago de Chile when she vanished
      shortly after 2 p.m. on August 2, 1947.
      Aboard the aircraft, an RAF Avro Lancaster
      bomber of World War II which had been converted
      for civilian use, were eleven people, including six
      passengers and five crew members.
      The crew consisted of pilot Capt. Reginald
      Cook, a former RAF Bomber Command pilot with
      hundreds of hours' experience in flying Lancasters;
      First Officer Norman Hilton-Cook, Second Officer
      Donald Checklin, Radio Operator Dennis Harmer
      and Stewardess Iris Adams.
      Among the passengers was Paul Simpson, 44,
      a "King's Messenger," or personal diplomatic envoy
      for King George VI (father of Queen Elizabeth II--J.T.)
      The wreckage was found on a glacier at 5,500
      meters (18,700 feet). Mount Tupungator is a
      stratovolcano approximately 6,550 meters high
      (21,484 feet) and is located about 500 kilometers
      (300 miles) west of Buenos Aires, the capital of
      Argentine Air Force experts under Major Luis
      Estrella speculated that the Star Dust had struck
      the glacier three times when it crashed, which
      resulted in the debris being scattered over such
      a wide area.
      Another theory is that a sudden loss of
      elevator control caused the Lancaster to
      "nose-dive right into the glacier."
      "The British Ministry of Aviation's 1948
      crash report hypothesizes that ice buildup on
      its wings had brought down the plane."
      Ice clogging the airplane's pitot tubes might
      have caused a false reading in the altimeter,
      causing Capt. Cook and his co-pilot to think they
      were higher than they actually were.
      A mid-air explosion has not been ruled out,
      Investigators are now looking into a strange
      radio message that Radio Operator Dennis
      Harmer sent off just before the airliner crashed.
      The transmission was picked up by the Fuerzas
      Aereas de Chile (FACh), the air force of Chile.
      According to FACh, Harmer transmitted the same
      message three times in Morse code.
      The message was SSTENDEC.
      One theory is that Harmer's message was
      shorthand for "Steep Descent."
      Another theory is that Star Dust had made
      radio contact with a ship out in the Pacific
      Ocean--the S.S. ten Deyck.
      (Editor's Comment: That's a possibility! Is such
      a vessel listed in the Lloyd's Registry for 1947?
      We'd appreciate hearing from any of our readers
      on this one. Meanwhile, many thanks to Jim
      Hickman for the update on the Star Dust case.)


      The spacecraft Galileo completed its third flyby
      of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io on Tuesday, February 22,
      2000 at 2:32 p.m. Universal Time (UT).
      "Galileo passed to within 199 kilometers
      (124 miles) of the surface of Io, the innermost of
      Jupiter's four large satellites."
      "'We're thrilled that the flyby went well,' said
      project manager Jim Erickson. 'If all continues as
      planned, this raw data will round out our Io photo
      album and the wealth of information gathered during
      the Io flybys back in October and November (1999)."
      "Scientists hope that the flyby will allow them to
      see changes in the surface of the dynamic moon
      since the pictures taken during the two close flybys
      in October and November. During those flybys,
      Galileo saw several volcanic eruptions in progress,
      including one that generated a fountain of lava
      1.6 kilometers (one mile) high."
      Galileo's flyby last week was not without
      incident. A surge of high-energy radiation in
      Jovian space caused two "false resets" of
      Galileo's main onboard computer.
      A third reset "put Galileo into safe mode for
      most of Thursday," February 24, "The software
      that prevents such computer glitches from triggering
      safe mode had been" turned off so Galileo could
      begin transmitting the data back to Earth.
      The spacecraft resumed its transmission of
      flyby data to Earth on Sunday, February 27, 2000.
      Next up for Galileo is a flight to Ganymede,
      another one of Jupiter's larger moons. The
      spacecraft will perform a flyby of Ganymede, which
      is as big as the planet Mercury, in May 2000.
      Scientists are very much interested in
      Ganymede's unusually strong magnetic field.
      It is almost as strong as Earth's, which is very
      unusual for a small world. Indeed, Ganymede
      is the only other world in our solar system to
      display a dipole magnetic field like Earth's.
      (Many thanks to SpaceViews for February 28, 2000
      and Science Frontiers for March/April 2000, "The
      Ganymede magnetic Paradox," page 2.)


      The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR)
      spacecraft continued its orbital survey of the asteroid
      Eros last week.
      NEAR arrived in orbit around the asteroid, which
      is 33 kilometers (20 miles) in diameter, on Monday,
      February 14, 2000. The spacecraft's arrival on
      Valentine's Day was most appropriate, since the
      asteroid is named after Eros, the Greek god of love.
      On Thursday, February 24, 2000, at 5 p.m.
      Universal Time (UT), NEAR "fired its thrusters" in
      "what project officials called a successful manuever.
      The Orbit Correction Manuever (OCM)" dropped
      the spacecraft's periapsis (low point of orbit--J.T.)
      from 321 kilometers (195 miles) to 200 kilometers
      (125 miles). NEAR's apogee (high point of orbit--J.T.)
      remained at 366 kilometers (277 miles).
      "NASA hopes to lower NEAR into an orbit as
      low as 50 kilometers (30 miles) above Eros by May,
      where it will remain for several months for close-up
      observations. After swinging back out into a high
      orbit for global mapping work late in the year, NEAR
      will return to Eros by the end of the year, flying within
      a few kilometers of the surface and possibly touching
      down on it at the end of its mission next year."
      Also last week, NASA turned on NEAR's X-Ray
      and Gamma Ray Spectrometer and Laser Altimeter.
      The spectrometer will be used to determine the
      asteroid's elemental composition, while the laser
      altimeter will be used to survey the topography of
      While flying around the asteroid, which is
      essentialy a large mountain drifting through space,
      NEAR photographed an interesting geological
      anomaly. The spacecraft's instruments picked up
      signs of a "layering" of deposits on the surface.
      "Project scientist Andy Cheng thinks the
      layering could be evidence that Eros was a remnant
      of a much larger parent body that broke apart."
      "' The global (layered) feature may be a signature
      of ancient geologic activity (for example, volcanism--
      A.C.) on the parent body of Eros,' he said. 'The size
      of the putative parent body and the time at which it
      would have disrupted, no obe knows, and all we are
      saying is that it must have been larger than the
      present diameter of Eros.'"
      "'The NEAR data shows that Eros has an older
      surface than Gaspra (an asteroid visited by Galileo
      back in 1991--J.T.). Gaspra is less heavily cratered
      because it has not been exposed to (meteor)
      bombardment as long,' said Cheng. 'However, since
      we are still uncertain about collision rates in the
      asteroid belt at present and in the distant past, we
      cannot exactly state an age for either asteroid.'"
      (Many thanks to Space Views for February 28, 2000.)
      (Editor's Comment: This layering effect sounds
      really weird. If Eros is primarily composed of basalt,
      then that means the ground was periodically covered
      by fast-flowing, soupy a'a lava flows from vent or
      shield volcanoes on the parent body. If the layers
      are sedimentary rock, like sandstone or shale..wow!
      That means Eros's parent body was a world like
      Earth, with oceans, lakes and seas.)

      from the UFO Files...


      Located in eastern Turkey, about 320 kilometers
      (200 miles) southeast of Ankara, the wine-making
      province of Cappadocia is an ancient land. Back in
      300 A.D., the province belonged to the Roman empire
      and was ruled by a prefect or colonial governor.
      The strangest incident in the long history of
      Cappadocia took place in February of 303, when
      Diocletian was the emperor of Rome.
      At that time, the city of Caesarea Maritima was
      the capital of Cappadocia, and Fabricius had just
      been appointed the prefect. He was very eager to
      please Diocletian. Due to the gradual disintegration
      of the Roman empire, outlying provinces such as
      Cappadocia were slipping out from under the
      emperor's control. In many lands, the prefects
      were hiring private armies and treating Imperial
      lands as their own personal estates. And Diocletian
      wanted to make sure that he got his majority share
      of the revenues from his Cappadocian vineyards.
      So, when Diocletian's decree against Christians
      was issued, Fabricius enforced it with particular
      vigor. Among the people executed during the first
      round of summary arrests were the parents of
      young Dorothea of Caesarea.
      Dorothea was a young unmarried woman given
      to trances and mystic experiences. She spent a
      lot of time wandering the Ihlara Valley (near modern
      Urgup, Turkey), which, like Sedona, Arizona, USA,
      has a large number of weird rock formations. She
      was always talking about an "enchanted garden"
      to which she was a frequent visitor.
      In January 303, during the severe cold of a
      Turkish winter, news of Dorothea reached the ears
      of Fabricius, and he ordered her arrest.
      So there was Dorothea, at her parents' small
      house in Caesrea, cooking kiremit kebap (roast
      lamb with tomato, mushroom and cheese--J.T.)
      when the Roman soldiers knocked at the door.
      The centurion came right to the point. "Are you
      a Christian?"
      Dorothea nodded. "I am. Jesus is my true
      husband, and I see him often in the garden."
      "The woman is a lunatic," a soldier muttered.
      "Lunatic or not, the prefect has issued a warrant
      for her arrest," the centurion replied. "Take her to
      the citadel."
      Upon her arrival in the citadel's prison, "she was
      stretched upon the rack, and offered marriage if she
      would sacrifice" to the gods of Olympus, "or death if
      she refused."
      Dorothea refused, saying, "Jesus is my only
      spouse, and death is my desire."
      When he learned that she had turned down all
      offers of an arranged marriage, Fabricius thought,
      Well, if she doesn't like men, then perhaps she
      prefers women. And he sent two women of that
      persuasion who had been Christians but recanted
      to "seduce" the prisoner.
      The ploy backfired. "But the fire in Dorothea's
      heart rekindled the flame in theirs and led them
      back to Christ."
      "When she was set once more upon the rack,
      Fabricius himself was amazed at the heavenly look
      she wore and asked her the cause of her joy."
      "Because I have brought two souls back to
      Jesus," Dorothea replied, "And because I will soon
      be in the heavenly garden rejoicing with the angels."
      The full force of Roman law was brought against
      her. Her jailer wrapped a festus, a leather strap
      studded with iron , around his fist and punched her
      repeatedly in the face. Then iron plates were heated
      in a brazier, and, as soon as they turned red, were
      applied against her ribs and thighs.
      The outcome of her trial was pre-ordained. Like
      her parents, she was sentenced to be executed.
      Hearing the verdict, she cried out, "Blessed are
      you! Blessed are you, O Lover of Souls, who calls me
      to Paradise and invites me to your nuptial chamber."
      On February 6, 303 A.D., Dorothea was marched
      out of the citadel to the main plaza of Caesarea.
      Onlookers booed and jeered as she walked along,
      wrapped in her heavy woolen cloak, surrounded by
      Roman soldiers. Among the crowd was a Roman
      lawyer named Theophilus, who had heard her
      testimony in court and had thought it absurd.
      "Dorothea!" he shouted, "Send me some
      apples and roses from your enchanted garden!"
      She stopped for a moment, turned to face
      Theophilus and said somberly. "Very well. You
      shall have them."
      Dorothea climbed the ladder to the wooden
      scaffold and quietly knelt. The centurion who
      served as the executioner finished sharpening
      his sword. The crowd of three hundred onlookers
      gathered around the scaffold.
      And then it happened.
      A figure appeared at the foot of the ladder.
      It was a boy about 10 or 12 years old with
      curly blond hair. On this cold February morning,
      he wore nothing but a skimpy tunic, but the
      cold didn't seem to bother him. He carried a
      wicker basket in his hands.
      The amazing thing about this apparition
      is that it was witnessed not by Christians but
      by pagans. Those nearest the ladder let out a
      cry of astonishment. Some shouted that it
      was Apollo. Others pointed at the basket and
      claimed it was Ganymede, the cupbearer of
      the Olympian gods.
      Dorothea looked down at the curly-haired
      boy. Some form of wordless communication
      passed between the two. Then, removing her
      shawl, Dorothea leaned forward on her knees
      and awaited the fatal stroke.
      Thunk! The young woman's head rolled
      across the scaffold floor. The boy with the
      basket vanished. A louder clamor went up
      from the crowd.
      That evening, the lawyer Theophilus was
      at the city baths. The main topic of conversation,
      as might be expected, was the apparition. He
      too had seen the boy with the basket but he
      didn't want to talk about it.
      And then the gatekeeper tapped Theophilus's
      shoulder. "There's somebody here to see you."
      As he entered the anteroom, Theophilus
      turned pale. Standing there was the same boy
      he had seen that morning at the foot of the
      scaffold. The boy lifted his basket, saying,
      "Here are the items you requested."
      Heart pounding, the lawyer peered into the
      basket. He saw three roses and three ripe
      apples of a strange golden color. Fruits which
      could not possibly have flourished during a
      Cappadocian winter.
      Blinking in disbelief, he extended his
      quivering hand toward an apple. Could it be
      real? His fingertips caressed the smooth
      skin. It was!
      Like a man in a dream, Theophilus
      lifted the apple to his lips. He bit into it and
      was both stunned and delighted by its weird
      pleasing taste.
      The boy said, "She awaits you in the
      And then he vanished.
      According to the Acta Sanctorum, "he was
      converted to the faith and then shared in the
      martyrdom of St. Dorothy."
      Since Vatican II, the Roman Catholic Church
      no longer recognizes the story of Dorothea and
      Theophilus as completely factual. Mainly because
      there's no mention of Dorothea in the Eastern
      Orthodox Church calendar.
      But maybe they're looking at the wrong
      scripture. Here's a selection from al Quran (the
      Koran)--Sura 56: 11-20.
      "Those are the favored ones
      In the Gardens of Bliss;
      A throng of the ancients,
      And a small band of the latecomers,
      Upon beds interwoven with gold;
      Reclining upon them, facing each other.
      While immortal youths go round them,
      With goblets, pitchers and a cup of limped drink.
      Their heads do not ache from it,
      And they do not become intoxicated.
      And with such fruits as they care to choose."
      Perhaps Dorothea of Caesarea should consider
      becoming an Islamic saint. Because it appears
      that she visited the Garden of Allah about three
      hundred years before the birth of Mohammed."
      (See Pictorial Lives of the Saints by John Gilman
      Shea L.L.D., Danziger Brothers, Baltimore, Md.
      1887, pages 82 to 84. Also The Quran--A Modern
      English Version, translated by Majhid Fakhry and
      Mahmud Zayid, Garnet Publishers, Reading, UK,
      1997, page 349.)

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