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Filer's Files #26 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
July 3, 2000, Majorstar@..., Sponsored by Electronic Arts
Web Site at: http://www.filersfiles.com.-Chuck Warren Webmaster.
ON JULY 4TH, WE SALUTE THOSE AMERICANS AND OUR ALLIES who have given their
lives, their fortunes, to support democracy in the US and other nations.
Many of us are convinced that our Earth is being visited by alien craft.
These aliens may be our friends or a deadly enemy, but to ignore them is
foolishness. We encourage the news media to consider that we receive
thousands of reports each year from witnesses who see, photograph and
video UFOs. One eyewitness in a court of law can convict and put to death
a murderer. Why are multiple witnesses ridiculed and ignored if they see a
UFO? Just look at NASA shuttle tapes with an open mind. There are UFOs all
over the place. I'm convinced it is our patriotic duty to find the answer
to what is in our skies. Ignoring a threat does not make it go away. I
have numerous friends who have served our country gallantly who have
chased or seen UFOs, I wish to thank the patriots who had the courage to
report UFOs despite the ridicule. In some ways this is harder than going
into battle. Have a great summer.
THE EARTH WILL REACH ITS GREATEST DISTANCE FROM THE SUN this year on the
4th of July, but don't expect a break from the heat of northern summer.
The Earth has a slightly elliptical orbit around the sun. The sun is in an
eleven year solar storm cycle that appears to effect UFO activity. Low
solar storm activity and high number of reports. Now with high solar storm
activty, reports in June are about half the number of last year's. Low UFO
activity may reflect the high cost of aviation fuel this year? But since
1947, when high UFO activity was first reported there appears to a reverse
relationship between solar storm activity and UFO reports. Air Force Blue
Book files reveal over a thousand reports for 1952, 1957, and 1966 years
with relatively low solar activity.
TEN PERCENT OF UFO REPORTS REMAIN UNEXPLAINED
Royal Air Force Director of Intelligence, R. V. Jones, states in the
Condon Report that, "Over the period from January 1959 to September 1967,
the British Ministry of Defence received 6254 UFO reports. Seventy remain
unexplained after investigation. For comparison, the American figures,
given by the Staff of Project Bluebook are 6817 alleged sightings in the
years 1953 to 1965, of these, 1248 were reported too vaguely to allow an
attempt at explanation. Of the remaining 5569, there were 237 for which
explanations could not be found. Summarizing the British and American
experience, it appears perhaps 10% of the sightings cannot be explained.
In this residue, it is probable that the majority of witnesses have made
substantial errors in their descriptions. A point of dispute is whether
after such errors have been allowed for, there is enough left that is
unexplained to make us think that there is a gap in our knowledge either
of natural phenomena or of an extraterrestrial invasion of our atmosphere,
perhaps by intelligently controlled spacecraft." The Scientific Study of
Unidentified Flying Objects, Dr. Edward Condon Director, pages 929-930
HINTS OF LIFE ON MARS -- The crust of the planet Mars may hold two to
three times more water than scientists had previously believed.
Additionally, new photos show obvious areas of water erosion apparently
caused by flowing water. Water is the universal solvent that life must
have to exist. Scientists appear a little perplexed since the
temperatures are thought to average only -50 Centigrade and water on Earth
freezes at O Centigrade. Apparently the water on Mars is not the same as
our water, it is probably much heavier. This finding is based on a study
by Dr. Laurie A. Leshin of Arizona State University, whose report will be
published in Geophysical Research Letters on July 15. She compared the
amount of deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, found in the Martian
atmosphere. Deuterium, a heavier form of hydrogen, combines with oxygen to
make "heavy" water. In today's thin Martian atmosphere, water has a
deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio five times higher than is found in water on
Earth. The heavy water compound mixed with other chemicals found in sea
water may have a much lower freezing temperature than water here on Earth.
Comets probably carried water rich in deuterium to Mars since they have
the same ratio of deuterium as Martian interior water. The core of Mars
may generate heat thawing the water of the planets anciet ocean. There
have been reports of geysers and infrared indications that heat exists.
Our ancestors may have been Martian since some hardy Martian organisms may
have survived a journey through space and colonized Earth. As you read
this, flash floods may be carving new channels on Mars as photography
shows clear evidence of erosion caused by floods. These new findings point
to the likelihood of life on Mars, since almost every where on Earth where
water has been found life exists. Life flourishes in even the most
unlikeliest places such as 10,000 feet below the surface in Antarctica.
Scientists claim its just too cold on Mars for life but ethylene glycol or
methyl alcohol retard freezing and melt ice. We use them everyday in our
autos to keep them from freezing. We may have unknown chemicals, minerals,
or unknown heat sources that occur on Mars that create flowing water.
"Obviously Mars looks dry from photographs, but it is quite possible that
a layer of permafrost exists beneath the planet's surface evaporating into
the atmosphere at a very slow rate. There is even the possibility that, in
some regions, sufficient water is collected to form subsurface oceans."
These are not my ideas, but they are contained in the Air Force's
Environmental Space Science's Book taught at the Air Force Academy 1972.
Every few years tremendous windstorms occur on Mars with 200 mph winds
that raise voluminous dust clouds and obscure the surface. When these
winds subside, there is a noticeable greening of the planet. This greening
according to scientists is actually greenish ferrites making it appear the
planet has vegetation or micro organisms similar to lichen. This is called
false foliage, but perhaps there really is a form of life? Up until a few
weeks ago, we were told there was little or no water and no life on Mars
based on findings from the Viking Lander. I suggest inaccurate testing was
accomplished by the Viking Lander.
NEW YORK CITY BLACK DISC
MANHATTAN -- On Tuesday, June 27, 2000, five witnesses observed a partial
black ring which they described as a flattened "U" shape slowly movng
overhead across the sky towards the northeast at 8:00 PM. The sky was
light in the early summer evening when five witnesses saw a donut or "U"
shaped craft. It was different from the sky and was likely a light colored
material which was blocking our view of the rest of the dark ring, thereby
creating the initial impression of the flattened "U" shape. All I can say
is, the way it looked and the way it moved it was not tumbling or changing
orientation. It was a black partial ring with a light sky-colored or
perhaps shiny reflective material transmitting the color of the sky. It
filled the interior and seemingly blocked our view of the rest of the
black ring, giving a black flattened "U" shape moving slowly, steadily,
and solidly across the sky. It was an unusual ring flew out of site due to
extreme distance. I have seen nor heard of no other which quite fits the
same description, although I have been studying this field for several
decades. It is hard to determine the size, but I would guess it was a bit
smaller than a 747 aircraft at 3 or 4000 feet up. There were five of us
watching the object as it flew over lower-mid-Manhattan heading
east-northeast. The consensus was we saw a UFO. Thanks to Larry Clark
www.nymufon.org. and Steve Jones gargoyle@...
NEW JERSEY ELLIPTICAL BLACK UFO SEEN
MONTCLAIR -- On Saturday, June 18, 2000, at approximately 7:00 PM, Max
Gebhardt sighted a strange dark object high in the sky. Max reported, "The
UFO approached from the northwest and departed to the west. It was a very
small black object, possibly a U-2 or a low-orbit satellite, very near the
air traffic corridors." Montclair is only 13 miles west of New York City.
"I lost sight of it after 15 minutes due to its size. It was tiny, black,
elliptical, possibly very far away, maybe 20 to 30 miles flying at 30,000
feet at about 550 miles per hour." Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol. 5 # 26 June
29, 2000 Editor: Joseph Trainor
GEORGIA GREEN BEAM" AND "SHOOTING STAR
TROUP COUNTY -- Researcher John Thompson reports a father, his
fourteen-year-old son and friend saw a strange "green beam" in the sky on
Saturday, June 17, 2000." Standing outside on Old Chipley Road at 1:30 AM
the two boys saw the beam while looking southeast towards Pine Mountain.
Turning around one boy said, "Do you see that?" The other, looking up,
replied "Yea." At about a half-a-mile way, perhaps in extreme north Harris
County, the boys saw a laser-like "ocean-green beam" standing between a
low-hanging cloud and the ground. The beam was perpendicular to the ground
and had an equal diameter its entire length. The somewhat dark green beam
did not expand or retract; it was just there when they saw it. Watching
the beam for "four seconds" one boy said it "totally went away." It did
not fade; recede or contract but simply vanished while the boys had their
eyes on it. Ten to fifteen seconds later, the boys saw a strange bright
white shooting star fly south where the beam had just been seen. This
seemed a rather odd coincidence. To this investigator it brought to mind a
stranger incident in south Troup County that seemed to have a "cause and
effect" relationship involving a "shooting-star" like object. On October
10, 1996, a TV producer was driving northwest on the Big Springs-Stovall
Road at around 10:00 PM when he noticed a bright, white, star-like light
above a hill to his north. On the nearby hill, he noticed some kind of dim
light or reflection. As he continued to drive, a standing "circle of red
lights" on edge shot across the Stovall Road only fifty feet in front of
him towards the illuminated "target" on the hill. After the 8 to 10 feet
wide revolving circle of red lights hit the "target," the bright "star"
shot away out of sight. The producer was entirely unnerved by the incident
and initially thought someone had shot tracers at him, but could not
explain the cause and effect relationship he had witnessed. He had not
heard any gunshots.
Strongly illuminated beams were seen in South Troup County in August of
1995, on the Willie Hodnet Road. A married couple saw a square box over a
pasture casting a white beam straight down. The beam they saw retracted
and expanded but, like the latest incident, did not widen at any point. A
third person saw this same UFO from a different vantage point. On January
8, 1998, just north of LaGrange on Highway 219, another married couple saw
an intense beam start in mid-air and go down to the ground a hundred feet
below. This wide beam was so intense they said that it could not be seen
through. At no time during all of these beam sightings was any sound heard
or aircraft/search lights found to be responsible. The normal cast of
characters was contacted to find, perhaps, a mundane explanation for the
Old Chipley Road sighting. Calls to Callaway Gardens and its nearby
airport showed that there were no lights of any kind displayed. Mr. Brad
Castleberry, a civilian public affairs officer at Ft. Benning, said none
of their fixed or rotary wing aircraft were in the Troup-Harris County
area or had the capability to display a green beam. An earlier call to
another source at Ft. Benning revealed that any craft based there capable
of casting light only have a "night-sun" light capability. A "night-sun"
light mounted on an aircraft illuminates an area beneath it much like
daylight, but does not project a narrow beam. Calls to Troup County 911
and the Pine Mountain police brought forth no other reports. The
ocean-green beam remains unexplained. The shooting star may have only been
a coincidence. Weather on the night of the sighting was scattered cloud
cover with light wind and a temperature of around 70 degrees F. Ceiling
was unlimited, visibility excellent and a near full moon out. The
witnesses, despite their relative young age, are judged reliable. Thanks
to John C. Thompson Copyright, 2000. All rights reserved.
MICHIGAN THREE BLACK SPHERE'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA
SAULT SAINT MARIE -- I had gone out in front of my house with a digital
camera on June 15, 2000, to take a series of photographs, and to try out a
new panoramic photo construction program for my computer. I took a total
of eleven photo's of three black sphere's, in a 360 degree circle from the
ground to the sky using a tripod, at about 5:30 PM-EST. I then went back
in the house, copied the jpg. photo's from the disk in the camera onto my
hard drive, and constructed the panorama. As I was scrolling around in a
circle, I could see a small black dot in the sky to the west. The program
allows you to zoom in, so when I did this, the dot appears to be a black
sphere. I zoomed out and scrolled to the north, and there were two more
black spheres'. In the photo, they almost appear to be in a large
triangle formation. I would estimate the size of them in the photo to be
about the size of a pencil eraser held at arm's length. I have the photo
at 768x1024 pixels. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.
ILLINOIS BLACK TRIANGULAR CRAFT
GREENFIELD -- On June 14, 2000, the witness reports, "I walked outside and
looked west at a 2 o'clock position in the sky. I noticed nine brightly
flashing lights in a V shape and moving in perfect formation and in unison
at 9:30 PM. I immediately called a friend to look and we were on the phone
as we both watched the black triangular craft. The lights were not quite
as big as Venus appears, but they were blinking randomly. The open part of
the V was at least 5 to 6 full moons across. Commercial aircraft would not
have been in such a formation, and military aircraft at that distance
would have been heard. There was no sound as they moved east to west
across the sky at about the same speed as commercial jet aircraft. If
these were multiple aircraft the formation was perfect. I watched them
until they passed behind some trees. My friends who were still on the
phone with me reported it moved west for at least another five minutes.
They reported seeing an obviously recognizable airplane in the vicinity of
the black triangle.
CAHOKIA MOUNDS -- We were driving past the mounds on an old road near
Route 111 on June 16, 2000, when we saw a strange light but just figured
it to be an airplane. At 9:45 PM, as we got closer we could tell it was no
airplane. It had four lights with blue and green colors. The craft was
black in color but almost gray. It was only a 1,000 feet above the ground.
It was a perfect triangular shape, with no curves at all. It was obvious
that it was no airplane. It flew very slowly without sound and the lights
from the craft were just so bright it lit up the area around the craft.
The weather was a light rain, but we had clear sight of it. ST. LOUIS --
A couple hours later at 11:30 PM, a caller to the National Reporting
Center stated, "My mom and a friend were returning home, crossing the
McKinley Bridge over the Mississippi River into Illinois. As they began to
cross the bridge, they saw a large object hovering in the sky. The object
was above the bridge near the CAHOKIA MOUNDS. They stopped and watched it
for a minute or so. They said it was perfectly still, at a height where a
very low flying plane would be. Both witnesses claimed it was difficult to
make out an exact shape - but drew me a picture and verbally described it.
They saw two large glowing circular white lights on the side, that were
attached to a long cigar shaped fuselage. They had difficulty describing
what attached the lights to the body. I asked what made them think it was
not a helicopter? They said, "It was WAY too large for a helicopter and
remained perfectly still without any sound." They decided to keep moving
and the passenger was looking out the rear window at the object. She lost
track of the object briefly but saw it just in time to watch it streak
across the sky at incredible speed. She said, "It then stopped instantly
over the Mississippi at a point south of their current position." They
continued home. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC
TEXAS FUTURISTIC PLANES
DALLAS -- Jonathan Miller writes, "I'm 17 years old and on June 23, 2000,
for the first time I actually saw real life proof of something going on."
I went outside at about 10:27 PM, to play basketball and was waiting my
friends sitting on a swing. I am looking up at the sky, which had no stars
and saw two bluish almost futuristic type planes soar by faster than any
planes can go. They flew by quickly but I was able to see them in the
dark. What I saw gave me chills. They passed by in not even in a second.
They left blue lines in the dark sky that was visible for a couple of
seconds. They appeared to be breaking the sound barrier over our
neighborhood and I expected a boom. But they were totally silent. The
lines disappeared and I yelled to my friend to come out fast. Thanks to
Jonathan Miller gizmo0081@... and Larry Clark Lclark@....
OREGON UFOs FILMED
HOOD RIVER -- James A. Gilliland reports that on June 24, 2000, there was
a wonderful display of UFO activity. One very large craft flew directly
over the Bridgehouse. It morphed from one light disk into three and four
then returned to one again. Yes, it is on film. We have footage of ships
rising on both sides of Mt Adams now. One in particular was immense. It
rose up, went behind the mountain then moved right towards us. An aviation
expert was present and had no doubt he had seen a UFO. It later ascended
and hovered for the rest of the evening next to a triangular star pattern.
Several were filmed last night, with one crossing the sky at a very high
altitude and speed. Thanks to James Gilliland Self-Mastery Earth Institute
NEW MEXICO NIDS COW ANIMAL MUTILATION SURVIVES
On May 20, 2000, NIDS was alerted to a two year old Charolais cow which
had been mutilated near Cuba, New Mexico, three days previously but the
animal had survived. The animal was recovering at a nearby veterinary
clinic. On May 22, 2000, the NIDS veterinarian plus two NIDS investigators
arrived to examine it. The animal's left ear had been removed completely,
its right ear was substantially removed and the animal's lips appeared to
have been injured or degraded. A search for needle marks was negative.
Both veterinarians concurred that there was no evidence whatsoever that
the animal had been attacked by predators or scavengers. Rather, they
concurred that a sharp instrument had likely been used to remove the ears.
Multiple blood samples, a small tissue biopsy and fecal samples were taken
and analyzed. See "http://www.nidsci.org"
UK STRANGE DAZE MAGAZINE
Strange Daze is an English publication that contains serious articles and
papers by leading authors and researchers in the fields of Ufology, the
paranormal and cutting edge science. There are no hard and fast rules
governing submissions to the magazine, apart from an insistence on
quality, integrity, and a realistic approach to the subject. So far,
Strange Daze has been primarily aimed at a semi-academic readership and
the magazine's detailed technical features often reflect this. The quality
of writing is high and for this reason, much of the material showcased in
Strange Daze has eventually finds its way into the wider world of
publishing. Editor Gloria H. Dixon and the editorial team have a bold
vision for the magazine's future, focusing on the profound issues of
consciousness and our hopes, fears and expectations in this brave new
world. The current edition (Issue 20) of Strange Daze contains a major
feature by aviation writer Bill Rose on secret "Cold War" space projects,
including the Pentagon's plans to build a military fortress on the Moon.
In his lengthy article "The Scare in the Air," journalist DR David Clarke
traces UFO sightings back to the beginning of the last century and takes a
close look at Zeppelin activity during World War One. Kate Taylor, who is
now regarded as an important authority on modern American political
history, examines the possibility that Ted Kennedy was framed at
Chappaquiddick. Ufologist Michael Lewis looks back at Millennium madness,
while Dave Newton, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society discusses the
latest astronomy and space exploration developments. Last is Gloria
Dixon's fascinating account of paranormal events at one of Britain's most
mysterious locations, Windwhistle Hill. Strange Daze costs =A310 for four
issues per year in the UK and =A315 for other subscribers. Website at:
Editor's Note: Bill Rose's article revealed the US planned to build a
military fortress on the Moon were stopped apparently due to the high
cost, but I wonder if there were other reasons? Dr. David Clarke's Clark's
article concerning Zeppelin Dirigible activity during World War I was
particularly interesting to me since I flew over England for four years.
During World War I hardly a night would go by without numerous reports of
German Zeppelin activity over England, but the Germans only had one Naval
Zeppelin and five Army airships in service when war was declared. Within a
few months most had been destroyed or wrecked. German records reveal
Zeppelin activity was very limited any where near England, yet sightings
of airships was frequent and may have been UFOs. Captain Stansfield of the
trawler SS Ape and many of his crew on December 15, 1914, reported
sighting a black airship. After the war airship records were read and all
German airships were in their hangars due to bad weather. On September 6,
1914, Flight Commander C.E.H. Rathborne of the Felixstowe Naval Air
Station, Suffolk returned from an early morning patrol in his RNAS
seaplane to make perhaps the first report of a UFO by a military officer.
"At 5:35 AM. whilst on patrol. I sighted an airship steering
south-southeast, with a silver colored envelope on the horizon while
flying at 1,300 feet, 27 miles south of Orfordness." A military
intelligence report estimated the total number of reports of "enemy
signaling" to be as high as 2,000 from the Scottish Command alone during
the first year of the war. By January 31, 1916, nine Naval Zeppelins had
been built and were ordered to bomb central England. The Zeppelin scares
and rumors generated thousands of reports of phantom airships that based
on their records seldom ever flew near England. It appears many of the
reports may have been UFOs since records reveal no known aircraft or
airships were flying. Were these British eyewitnesses lying, mistaken, or
had they really seen UFOs in their skies?
CANADA FIRST CROP CIRCLES OF 2000
SASKATCHEWAN -- The first crop circles for 2000 were reported to
CPR-Canada on June 19, 2000, near Willmar, south of Regina. Field
assistant Beatta van Berkom and local reporter Dawn-Marie Barker report
five rings were found in pasture grass, each averaging about 26 feet in
diameter, and two feet wide. At least three of the rings have a cut in the
ring, making them more like a horseshoe.
RUSSIAN CROP CIRCLES MYSTIFY FARMERS
YUZHNOYE -- The overnight appearance of crop circles in a field in
Southern Russia June 24, 2000, has puzzled farmers who claim aliens landed
there. Russian Public TV reported that a farmer from the village of
Yuzhnoye, Stavropol Territory called in local officials "to record an act
of vandalism" after finding that his field of ripe barley had been ruined.
Closer examination revealed four distinct circles -- one 20 meters in
diameter in the center and three outer ones 6 meters in diameter each. The
barley had been smoothed down "as if by hand" in a clockwise direction.
Representatives of the Stavropol Security Council found no traces of
radiation or chemicals, and human intervention was ruled out. Eyewitnesses
in a neighboring village said they had seen a UFO landing in the field.
Vasily Belchenko, Security Council Deputy Secretary, was inclined to
believe them. "Aliens" took crop samples from the field. "There is no
doubt that it was not man-made," he said. A 20-cm-deep cylindrical hole
with polished walls was found right in the center of the large circle
suggesting the aliens were taking soil samples. Thanks to the BBC
monitoring at Caversham and Steven L. Wilson, Ndunlks@...
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND UFOs
Robert Collins writes...Besides all the other possible scenarios as to why
JFK might of been assassinated UFOs have come up as perhaps another
reason: Did JFK really intend to make an announcement on Roswell and an
assassin's bullet got in the way? Was JFK's willingness to be open about
many things including UFOs within the government earn him the permanent
wrath of people like Dulles, Colby and Hoover? Please see:
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