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      Volume 6
      Number 5
      February 1, 2001

      Editor: Joseph Trainor


      A new weird creature was sighted in a rural district of Cala, a city
      in northern Chile that has been the scene of many Chupacabra sightings
      during the past year.

      Residents claimed that the new creature killed several dogs in the
      barrios of La Banda and Villa San Rafael.

      "The residents remain fearful of a creature they have described as
      'unknown' but left behind clear evidence of its passing."

      "First the people heard 'aircraft noises' passing overhead; then they
      saw 'the appearance of a strange creature measuring 50 centimeters (20
      inches) on height, humped and leaden (gray) in color. While looking
      for traces of the animal, they have found several balls of strange
      hair, which have been collected for subsequent analysis. Footprints of
      the creature were found on the ground'" in Villa San Rafael.

      "They have also heard screams coming from dogs 'as if they were being
      killed because they (the screams) are truly terrifying.'"

      ""They further stated that the predator generates some type of energy
      that affects human beings and must coincide with the energy it needs
      to levitate."

      In La Banda, "other residents did not conceal their suspicions
      regarding the large number of dead dogs turning up at that location."

      ""The other day (Wednesday, January 24, 2--1) they found two dogs
      slain at night (and their carcasses--S.C.) had disappeared by morning.
      'I was surprised to find traces of the animals' having been dragged
      since there were hairs found on the ground,'" one resident said.

      (Editor's Note: This new mysterious predator does not have a name yet,
      so let me suggest one--Mataperro, which is Spanish for dog killer.)

      Not to be outdone, the Chupacabras continued their year-long rampage
      in the Calama region.

      "In recent days, the name of the 'mythic Chupacabras' has been heard
      more and more. Dozens of paranormal researchers have bought plane
      tickets to the 'Land of Sun and Copper" (Calama--J.T.) to verify
      on-site the appearance of strange creatures. and the prints left
      behind on a small farm in La Banda de Calama."

      "Residents of La Banda state that the strange noises have been heard
      in recent nights, A woman who declined to be identified revealed that
      'Last night (Thursday, January 25, 2001) my children were playing in
      the paddock and they suddenly came running back home, frightened after
      having heard strange footsteps coming from inside the yard. They asked
      me to please believe them when they said that something was moving
      around the place, and refused to go outdoors again.'"

      "She said that people often visit the community offering money in
      exchange for the silence of those residents who have been affected by
      the Chupacabras."

      Hair samples were found at the site where the creatures had attacked,
      leaving local residents in the grip of fear.. They have formed a group
      and all of them, in one way or another, have had contact with either
      the Chupacabras or with unidentified flying objects."

      "Sanra, one of the leaders of the group, which includes ten residents
      of Calama, claims having seen the Chupacabra near the Top Star Bridge
      'around midnight or slightly later, but it's hairy and can stand on
      two legs when it wants to. It goes out alone often, and there could be
      more than one of them out there.'"

      "Furthermore, the rest of her friends have not only seen the
      Chupacabra, but also UFOs in the vicinity of the local airport."

      "'Specifically, four (UFOs) flying in formation, and we know they
      weren't airplanes because of the speed at which they were seen to
      fly,'" she added.

      Calama ufologist Jaime Ferrer has been collecting Chupacabra and
      Mataperro hair samples and taking plaster casts of the strange
      footprints. His investigation is continuing. (See La Estrella del Loa
      for January 26, 2001, "Mysterious animal leaves prints in La Banda,"
      and La Estrella del Norte for January 27, 2001, "New Chupacabra
      evidence found." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, autor de los libros
      Chupacabras and Other Mysteries y Forbidden Mexico y tambien Floria
      Coluchi para esos articulos de diario.)

      Chupacabras and Other Mysteries

      Cover picture This is an examination of the "goatsucker" which has
      been mutilating animals and terrorizing the residents of Puerto Rico.
      Other mysteries of the island are explored, including numerous UFO
      encounters, subsequent government cover-ups, and much other data.

      Chupacabras and Other Mysteries is available from Amazon.com and


      "A loud bang that rattled windows shortly after midnight sent some
      residents from far east Houston out into the streets looking for a
      cause that has not yet been found."

      "Emergency crews that responded to calls from the neighborhood around
      the 10200 block of Gloria Drive were unable to find either a cause for
      the blast or any damage, although residents said the windows rattled
      and the houses shook."

      "Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans said the cause probably
      was a 'flare,'" from one of the local oil refineries. "But which one
      could not be determined."

      "Evans explained that combustible gases being released to a flare
      sometimes accumulate and mix with air before they ignite, and then go
      off with a loud bang."

      (See the Houston Chronicle for January 26, 2001, "Mysterious blast
      rattles neighborhood." Many thanks to Gerry Lovell for forwarding this
      newspaper article.)

      (Editor's Comment: A UFO Roundup reader contacted us last week,
      pointing out that the sky boom in Ashtabula, Ohio was followed a week
      later by an earthquake in Cleveland, 90 miles to the west, that
      measured 4.7 on the Richter scale. She suggested that the Ashtabula
      boom may have been a "pre-quake" rather than a departing UFO. Let's
      keep an eye on Houston during the coming weeks, eh?)


      "Mysterious booming noises that have shaken the Cape Fear coast from
      time to time returned last week, prompting calls to meteorologists and
      earthquake specialists from concerned residents."

      "The National Weather Service received several phone calls concerning
      houses shaking and unexplained loud noises about 11 p.m. Thursday,"
      January 25, 2001. "

      "'I thought we were having an earthquake and ran to get my children,'
      said Sarah McKenzie, who lives in an apartment complex in Wilmington,
      N.C. (population 65,000)."

      "The National Earthquake Information Center in Boulder, Colorado
      detected no major earth movement in the area, said Richard Anthony,
      the National Weather Service meteorologist for the Wilmington area."

      "The Center received calls stretching from the University of North
      Carolina's campus a;; the way to Blades County."

      "'I have experienced the shakings, and I have heard the noises,'
      Anthony said, 'They may be traumatic, but no one has a really good
      explanation for them.'"

      "Meteorologists told callers that it might have been the 'Seneca Guns'
      referring to a folk legend about the mysterious seasonal booms that
      irregularly rattle the shoreline along the lower Cape Fear."

      (Editor's Note: Charles Fort noted a similar phenomenon in India,
      known as 'the Barisal Guns.')

      "The legend dates back to the Nineteenth Century. After finding no
      explanation for the strange sounds, area residents concocted a myth
      about the Seneca Indians being edged out of their land by the
      Europeans' arrival. The sounds were supposedly the Indians returning
      for revenge with the white man's own weapons."

      "Wilmington geologists and others are researching the noises."

      "Meanwhile, some area residents are a little shaky."

      "'I wish someone would tell me what it is,' Ms. McKenzie said."

      Wilmington is on Interstate Highway I-40 approximately 130 miles (208
      kilometers) south of Raleigh, the state capital. (See the
      Winston-Salem, N.C. Journal for January 28, 2001, "Mysterious noise

      (Editor's Comment: Maybe North Carolina's Cape Fear area is in for an
      earthquake, too. Let's see what happens in a week or so.)


      "An airport in southern Siberia was shut down for an hour and a half
      Friday," January 26, 2001 "an unidentified flying object (UFO) was
      detected hovering above the runway, the (Russian) Interfax news agency

      "The crew of an Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane refused to take off,
      claiming they saw a luminescent object hovering above the runway of
      Siberia's Barnaul regional airport., local aviation company director
      Ivan Komarov was quoted as saying."

      "The crew of another cargo plane refusing to use the runway" at
      Barnaul "for the same reason, landed their jet at another airport,
      Komarov said."

      "The UFO took off and vanished from the airport 90 minutes later,
      according to the Interfax report."

      Barnaul is a mid-sized city in southern Siberia, located 200
      kilometers (120 miles) south of Novosibirsk and about 1,000 kilometers
      (600 miles) east of Moscow, the capital of Russia. (See the Agence
      France Presse report for January 27, 2001. Merci beaucoup a
      l'Ambrovista pour cette nouvelles.)


      "Eight unidentified flying objects (UFOs) were spotted in USJ" near
      Kuala Lumpur "and in Gopeng, Perak province, Malaysia on Sunday,
      January 21, 2001."

      The nation of Malaysia, in Southeast Asia, has had several UFO flaps
      during the past few years.

      In USJ, near the national capital of Kuala Lumpur, a housewife told
      the New Straits Times that "she and her son had seen two UFOs--red in
      color--moving towards Kampung and Rawang at 10 p.m." that Sunday

      Mrs. Dahlia Bidin "called the New Straits Times at 10:40 p.m. to say
      she saw six UFOs--orange in color--in the sky over Gopeng."

      "'I am seeing them now. So are a lot of other people. It's causing a
      stir. Please check with the Ipok Airport and tell me what they are,'
      she said."

      "Her husband, Ismail Bidin, who is the honorary secretary for an
      orphanage in Sungai Itek, Gopeng, said he was among the first to see
      the UFOs."

      "'All of the 38 children there saw the objects, so did their religious
      teachers and the villagers from neighboring Kamping Pintu Padang.'"

      "He said the UFOs appeared to be in formation and then formed a
      straight line. The objects were seen for about ten minutes before they

      "A policeman in the Gopeng police station, when contacted about 20
      minutes later" by the newspaper, "said he had not received any
      information about the sightings."

      "A spokesman for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang said
      no such objects were tracked" on radar. (See the New Straits Times for
      January 22, 2001, "UFO sightings in USJ and Gopeng." Many thanks to
      Gerry Lovell for forwarding this newspaper article.)


      A large triangular UFO was seen in the Derbyshire Dales region of UK
      last week.

      "UFO spotters should start looking at the skies again., following one
      of the most spectacular sightings in the (Derbyshire) Dales yet."

      "Now the little green men are back. At 11:20 p.m. Wednesday (January
      17, 2001), 44-year-old Anne Saunders of Matlock saw a spaceship
      hovering over Crich."

      "She said, 'I looked through the bedroom window and saw a massive
      triangle in the sky. I thought, Good God! I am a sceptic--or at least
      I was--I thought it was a reflection in my glasses. But it was no

      "After further investigation, mom-of-two Mrs. Saunders said she
      couldn't believe her eyes. The retired local government official and
      her husband studied the craft for three minutes."

      "The triangle was full of pulsating coloured lights with a black
      centre. It made no noise."

      "Then the front-end bit broke away, continued Mrs. Saunders, and flew
      across the sky at tremendous speed towards the Masson Hillside. When
      it stopped, there was no definition. It was just a random shape of
      pulsating lights clustering together."

      "'I was absolutely gobsmacked (astounded--J.T.) I was looking from one
      to the other and thinking I must be dreaming. It was massive. This has
      entirely convinced me to be a (UFO) believer.'"

      Mrs. Saunders is no going to bed at night with binoculars and a
      camera--just in case."

      For more on the recent UFO sightings in Derbyshire Dales, see UFO
      Roundup, volume 5, number 52 for December 28, 2000, "UFOs seen
      repeatedly in Derbyshire Dales, UK," page 3. (Mrs. Saunders's sighting
      can be found in the Matlock Mercury for January 17, 2001. Many thanks
      to Gerry Lovell for this newspaper article.)


      On the night of Thursday, January 26, 2001, Wendy Plenaar reports,
      "while driving home from a restaurant, my husband, myself and our four
      children saw a blazing light, not exactly fire, in the night sky. It
      was running very fast and we could only see the flames, not really any
      (definable) shape of whatever we saw."

      "After a few seconds, it seemed to just peter out and die. We were
      traveling northwards, and the object was moving fast in the opposite
      direction (south)."

      "I think this must have been visible to quite a few other people if
      they happened to look up at that time," she added. (Many thanks to
      Wendy Plenaar for this report.)


      On Thursday, January 11, 2001, at 8:20 p.m., Ernest C. and his
      daughter were outdoors in Portland, Oregon's largest city, "facing
      south, looking about straight up" when "we saw two large globes
      hovering in the sky. The objects were straight up. They were just
      hovering in the sky. They were large round white globes."

      "My friend from work says he saw a reporter on Channel 8 reporting the
      same thing. He said the report matched up with what my daughter and I
      saw." (Email Form Report)


      On Sunday, January 21, 2001, at 2:34 p.m., Steve Volk, who lives in
      Edmonton, in Canada's Alberta province, said he was downloading some
      files from the Internet onto his home computer "when a black
      helicopter flew not more than 100 feet (30 meters) over my house. It
      then flew a half-circle back and forth within viewing distance. I
      videotaped the whole thing for 20 minutes. This is precisely what I
      mean about harassment of Americans living in Canada!"

      On Saturday, January 20, 2001, at 10:45 a.m., Charles M. was driving
      home to his ranch near Powell, Wyoming (population 5,600). He was
      driving south on Highway 10 midway between Powell and the Montana
      state line when he heard the sound of a helicopter engine.

      "I was driving along, and I looked out the (truck) cab's passenger
      window (i.e. to the west--J.T.), and I saw a herd of elk browsing at
      the edge of the woods," he reported, "That's when I heard the
      chopper's engine roaring. I slowed down to see what was going on. It
      was a (UH-60) Blackhawk. It was all black with no markings on it. It
      came in low over the trees, flying south. It spat out two plumes of
      white smoke. It was like a cropduster, but it was spraying the elk.
      The chopper flew around just south of me for a minute or two, then
      swung around to the southeast towards Cody." (Many thanks to Steve
      Volk and Frank Running Elk for these reports.)


      Concerning last week's issue, UFO Roundup, volume 6, number 4 for
      January 25, 2001, we have a couple of corrections to make.

      In "Triangular UFO hovers over the Isle of Man": page 3, the correct
      date of this encounter was Sunday, January 14, 2001 and not Friday,
      January 19th.

      In "Loren Coleman's classic is back in print," page 6, the year of
      publication of Coleman's Mysterious America by Faber & Faber was 1983,
      not 1982. Loren also stated "I'm not a professor of biology at the
      University of Southern Maine, but of the social impact of documentary

      UFO Roundup regrets the errors.

      From the UFO Files...


      The small city of Orange, in the Western Plains of New South Wales,
      Australia, is best known for its thriving fruit orchards and its
      reputation as the hometown of Andrew Boyle "Banjo" Peterson, the
      composer who wrote Waltzing Matilda.

      Little do local residents realize it but, about 200 meters (660 feet)
      below the intersection of Byng and Anson Streets, is a large cavern
      that may be linked to Binoomea, the legendary underground world of the

      According to Australian paranormal researcher Rex Gilroy, Aboriginal
      people speak of their ancestors "walking under the mountains" of the
      Great Dividing Range. A vast network of interlocking caverns and
      tunnels, similar to the Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave system in the
      USA's state of Kentucky, stretches hundreds of kilometers from
      Tamworth, N.S.W. south to Canberra, the national capital.

      Chief among these Aboriginal legends is that of Binoomea, a vast
      underground cavern with cathedral-high ceilings and a large
      underground lake.

      It all sounds a bit like the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge..."Where
      Alph the sacred river ran/Through caverns measureless to man/Down to a
      sunless sea."

      Binoomea is said to be inhabited by some very unusual creatures. And
      these have actually been seen by Australians living on the surface.

      In August 1942, several captured Japanese soldiers broke out of the
      Allied P.O.W. (Prisoner of War--J.T.) camp at Cowra, N.S.W. Allied
      troops were sent into the Western Plains area to flush them out of
      hiding. Among these was a squad of Australian Army soldiers led by
      Sgt. Bert MacCorkindale.

      MacCorkindale and his men were driven by truck from Orange to Garra,
      just west of Molong. They were ordered to search the bush west of the
      creek, moving towards the hills northwest of Manildra.

      Shortly after they crossed the creek, the soldiers discovered a small
      cave opening. Sgt. MacCorkindale thought the Japanese P.O.W.s might be
      hiding in there, so he ordered the men to crawl through the opening,
      one at a time. Soon they found themselves in a cool cavern brimming
      with stalactites. Certain he had found the prisoners' hideout, the
      sergeant ordered the men to push on.

      Down into the tunnel they went, for perhaps two miles, heading
      generally southeast towards Orange. The squad noticed that the caverns
      were getting bigger and bigger the further in they went. Soon they all
      had their torches (flashlights in the USA--J.T.) out.

      Sgt. MacCorkindale was beginning to have his doubts. Surely the
      Japanese wouldn't have gone this far into the caves. And what were
      these caves, anyway? He'd never heard of such a system under the
      Western Plains before.

      They sauntered into yet another cavern. The men pointed their torches
      upward. Their light beams didn't even touch the ceiling. Several gaped
      in disbelief.

      "Push on," the sergeant said, "One more bloody cave, and we'll have a
      bit of smoke." (take a break in the USA--J.T.)

      As they moved into the next cavern, they squad stopped short. One
      soldier blurted, "Cor! Will ya look at that!?"

      The limestone walls were faintly luminous, "studded with glow-worms,"
      one soldier put it, offering enough pallid light to make out
      stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone deposits.

      Suddenly, the squad heard an odd sound.

      "What's that?" one asked.

      "Sounds like a bloody broken steam pipe," his buddy replied.

      The weird hissing grew louder. They heard something solid slowly
      scraping along the flat rocky floor. Then a monstrous reptilian head
      poked up from behind a jumble of fallen boulders. Its tongue flicked
      between scaly lips. Again it emitted a rattling hiss.

      The newcomer was a lizard, similar in form to the goanna lizard found
      in the Australian Outback, but much, much larger. The creature
      measured six meters (20 feet) from its blunt snout to the tip of its
      heavy tail. It was a mottled gray in color, with spiky scale-armored
      brows over its cold yellow eyes.

      The men stared in open-mouthed disbelief. They had all very likely
      seen the movie King Kong, and now here was a giant reptile that looked
      as if it had stepped right out of that 1933 film.

      The giant lizard lumbered towards them. Yelling in panic, the men
      leveled their Lee-Enfield rifles and opened fire. The lizard hesitated
      but only for a few moments. It crawled forward once again, head low,
      hissing even louder.

      "Bren gunner!" the sergeant yelled, in a voice even louder than the
      giant lizard.

      One soldier planted the bipod of the Bren gun (World War Two light
      machine gun--J.T.) on a flat limestone boulder and took aim. When Sgt.
      MacCorkindale yelled, "Fire!" the gunner cut loose with a full
      automatic burst.

      Stung by the stream of high-velocity bullets, the giant lizard averted
      its face, turned as quickly as its size would allow, and lumbered back
      into the side tunnel, dragging its ponderous tail behind it.

      The squad beat a hasty retreat to the surface.

      Five years later, "one day in 1947, Warwick Bills, then 16 years of
      age, was out alone picking mushrooms on a property near Dubbo," a town
      about 64 kilometers (40 miles) north of Orange, "in central western
      N.S.W. The location was in hilly country and only five miles (8
      kilometers) from the town. There was a 15-acre swampland interspersed
      with swamp oaks and a nearby creek."

      "It was next to this creek that Warwick was standing, about 10 a.m. on
      this particular morning, when he spotted a large goanna lying in the
      shade of a large swamp oak 50 feet away. It was 12 feet (3.8 meters)
      in length and its leathery skin was greyish in colour with lighter and
      darker patches. It had a large head and big eyes."

      "'Its large eyes were looking in my direction. I saw it rise up about
      two feet on its thick, powerful legs. I left the scene pretty quick,'
      he told me," author Rex Gilroy in 1983.

      Lizards as big as a diesel locomotive--that's just one of the strange
      secrets of Australia's underground world of Binoomea. (See the books
      Mysterious Australia by Rex Gilroy, Nexus Publishing, Mapleton, Qlnd.,
      Australia, 1985, pages 43, 119 and 123; Let's Go--Australia , St.
      Martin's Press, New York, N.Y., 1998, pages 143 and 144; and Discover
      Australia by 4WD, edited by Ron and Vivo Moon, Hema Maps Ltd., Slacks
      Creek, Qlnd., 1997, page 116.)

      Well, that's it for this week. Join us in seven days for more UFO and
      paranormal news from around the world, brought to you by "the paper
      that goes home--UFO Roundup." See you then!

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    • Michael
      Thanks for these Frits. I think there is a double error here - somewhere along the line - if the report extracted below relates to the Snaefell peak strange
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 3, 2001
        Thanks for these Frits.

        I think there is a double error here - somewhere along
        the line - if the report extracted below relates to the Snaefell
        peak strange incident of 14th of January. The reports
        here seemed to say about a spark of light, like a crashing
        plane.... or as some thought, something like a microlight.
        It seems two horse riders first reported it, and they
        described it as, "what they thought might be a microlight
        hitting the mast at the top of the peak, before spiralling
        a short distance to the ground, in smoke". Another
        observer saw what he thought to be a flare.

        This (black?) 'triangle' idea seems to be
        either disinformation or misinformation.

        Isle of Man


        Concerning last week's issue, UFO Roundup, volume 6, number 4 for
        January 25, 2001, we have a couple of corrections to make.

        In "Triangular UFO hovers over the Isle of Man": page 3, the correct
        date of this encounter was Sunday, January 14, 2001 and not Friday,
        January 19th.

        In "Loren Coleman's classic is back in print," page 6, the year of
        publication of Coleman's Mysterious America by Faber & Faber was 1983,
        not 1982. Loren also stated "I'm not a professor of biology at the
        University of Southern Maine, but of the social impact of documentary

        UFO Roundup regrets the errors.

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