#12 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
March 28, 2000, [email protected]
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NEW WITNESS FOR ROSWELL CRASH
The story continues to persist that an alien vehicle crashed near Roswell,
New Mexico in 1947. Several teams of researchers are racing the clock
reach witnesses before they pass away. The Air Force claims that a Mogul
Balloon train with radar reflectors was responsible for the many legends
surrounding the crash. Some claim that people from Roswell even made
story to save a dying town and to keep tourism alive. Most of the key
witnesses lived around Roswell and had financial reasons for keeping
story going. The new witness is from Texas so these accusations do not
NEW ROSWELL WITNESS CLAIMS ALIEN CRAFT CRASHED
Investigator Tom Carey writes: "Don Schmitt and I have just returned
eight-day research trip to New Mexico and Texas. On this trip, we spent
entire day on the Plains of San Agustin looking again at the Barney
story of an alleged UFO crash there in 1947. We believe that we have
new ground on this case and may have solved it. More about this at a
time. We traveled to El Paso, Texas to interview a new first-hand eyewitness
at the 1947 UFO crash site outside of Roswell. Now 83 years-old, Tex
(synonym) was a civilian working for the military at the time and describes
the crash scene thusly:
Tex said that as they approached the crash site, he started noticing
of silvery-like metal on the ground. It was light and very hard. On
the pieces [not an I-beam structure as described by Jess Marcel, Jr.]
noticed strange symbols, like "hieroglyphics", on it. He and the two
his vehicle picked up some of the pieces, but the debris was taken away
them by the military before they departed the scene. The witness stated,
"The craft resembled something that reminded me of something I saw on
Buck Rogers serials. It was tear-drop-shaped with stubby curved-back
which gave it a scalloped-shape in back. It was small, about twenty-feet
long by about 12-14 feet wide. It had a dark canopy in front which was
In the canopy were two 'beings'. One was slumped over but still alive,
the other was standing up in the canopy looking at us as we approached.
There was a third one, dead, which was curled up on its side at the
the small hill that the craft had hit. It had apparently been thrown
the ship. I did not get a real close look at them, as I was about 15
from them. One of the NCOs in my group had gone ahead of the rest of
shouted back to us, 'They're aliens', and we knew he wasn't talking
Mexicans. They were small with grayish/greenish skin. Large heads, small
noses and ears but with a small lobe of flesh near the ears. Had about
inch slit for a mouth? The eyes were dark- not black- and slanted but
like those big black eyes that you see on book covers and in pictures.
couldn't tell their uniforms - if they had uniforms - from their skin.
also cannot recall their hands or feet as the one curled up was too
and being halfway inside the ship obscured the other two. I heard later
another NCO involved in the recovery that there were two more 'beings'
dead further inside the ship. We left shortly after the recovery began.
noticed that the two 'beings' that were still alive were also placed
body-bags as was the one dead one that I could see. After returning
we were told not to talk about what we had seen and made to sign a
non-disclosure form of some sort. By my calculation, the non-disclosure
agreement ran out a few years ago. That's why I am talking now." This
witness was found in good health living comfortably in El Paso. He was
electrical engineer at the time of the Roswell Incident. George, you
permission to use this for your "Filer's Files". Thanks to: Tom Carey
Editor's Note: This new witness is very significant. He verifies much
the what other Roswell witnesses have reported and that the debris had
strange writing on it.
GENERAL RAMEY'S MESSAGE REGARDING ROSWELL CRASH
There are several independent teams now researching photographs taken
James Bond Johnson in General Ramey's office in 1947. Of particular
is a message held in General Ramey's hand as he posed in front of debris.
These photographs are important because their authenticity has never
questioned by the government. The government maintains the debris is
radar reflector similar to a box kite. The Roswell Photographic
Interpretation Team (RPIT) team believes that the material is thicker
kite like panels. Niel Morris and other researchers claim to see evidence
"heiroglyphic like writing" on the debris. Blow ups of the photographs
being analyzed and attempts to read the message are meeting with some
success. Due to the lighting and the way the message is bent not all
words can be read. Although there is some controversy between
interpretations of particular words the overall meaning implies that
with victims was found.
Dr. Donald Burlson's interpretation of the message reads our take on
Ramey memo is in CAPS. We believe that we will be proven correct in
RECO ... OPERATION AT THE JULY 4TH. THE VICTIMS OF THE WRECK YOU
FORWARDED TO THE . AT FORT WORTH TEXAS ..COMPRESSOR ON THE "DISK" MUST
SAVE FOR ATOMIC LABORATORY. .URGENT. POWERS ARE NEEDED SITE TWO NW ROSWELL,
N.MEX. ...SAFE TALK WANTED FOR MEANING OF STORY AND MISSION [OR
OBJECTIVE]. .NEXT CREW OUT TODAY. WEATHER BALLOONS WOULD MAKE [NOTE
THE SUBJUNCTIVE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE WORDS "WEATHER BALLOONS" ARE USED].
"R RAMEY" Thanks to Tom Carey and Giuliano Marinkovicc -of Croatia,
BRITISH 1950's FLYING SAUCER REVEALED
UK Sunday Times printed the following story March 26, 2000, by Jonathan
Leake, Science Editor, Saucerful of Secrets: The disc-shaped Avro plane
intended to fly at 2,500mph. It is the nearest the RAF got to a UFO.
Recently discovered photographs taken at a secret laboratory in the
reveal for the first time how close Britain came to developing a
saucer-shaped stealth fighter after the second world war. The pictures,
taken at a research centre in Canada, show a revolutionary ultra-high-speed
jet fighter designed by the British engineer John Frost. Aviation experts
who studied the pictures last week said the jet incorporated some of
features on America's stealth fighter plane. Work on the aircraft in
1950s was codenamed Project Y. Frost and his team initially set out
build a disc-shaped machine with vertical takeoff, but ended with a
arch-shaped aircraft. "The pictures are a wonderful find," said David
Windle, who has researched the history of Project Y. "It is technology
Britain just lost and it is a pity the project was abandoned. Who knows
would have happened if they had pursued it." The photographs were taken
a laboratory in Malton, near Toronto, where Frost was Alex Raeburn,
assistant superintendent of manufacturing at Avro, described the life
secrecy for those on the base. "The security was very tight," he says.
"Armed guards were stationed on the doors and drawings were taken away
soon as we'd made the component. In fact, we never knew exactly what
we were making." Verne Morse, one of the team who worked on the secret
project, said he was amazed any pictures had survived because of the
secrecy surrounding the project. He described how he saw a subsequent
designed by the team.
"When I saw it [the plane] for the first time I was stunned," he said.
heard rumours we were working on a flying saucer, but I dismissed them.
here I was looking at it, and I was speechless." In 1954, the Canadian
government decided to end the development of the aircraft. The American
force took over the project and later a scaled-down version of the plane
became an "air jeep", which was nicknamed the Avrocar. The photos can
Editor's Note: Much of the same information was revealed in these Files
1998, #37 and #40 dated 9/17/98 and 10/8/98. The orginal Silverbug release
was accomplished by Jack Pickett and myself. The photos show a heal
craft that was apparently the fore runner of the Silverbug. The heal
craft looks similar to those over flying Arizona in 1947 and similar
craft that crashed near Roswell in 1947. They also are similar to Nazi
designs recovered at the end of World War II. What we all hope to find
is were these new designs based on alien technology, Nazi designs or
brilliance of British engineer John Frost?
WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE
After the reported recovery of the craft near Roswell the wreckage was
believed to have been sent to Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB)
Dayton, Ohio. Leonard Stringfield and now Robert M. Collins are the
researchers who have attempted to discover where on base was the craft
held? The folklore rumors state that it was Hangar 18. But, through
many years of intensive effort the only evidence found to support such
stories was a series of buildings called 18 A, B, C, etc. but no Hangar
From all this investigation it appears that Hangars 4 A, B, C may have
our famous Hangar 18 and even today there are classified projects still
conducted in these hangars.
According to Stan Friedman and others a highly secret panel code-named
Majestic 12 or MJ-12 was formed by President Truman. In August 1999,
Cooper was sent a draft copy circa 1961 of the Mj12 Directive. It is
undergoing authentication by Bob and Ryan Wood. These Mj12 directives
be authentic and urgent authentication is needed. Tim Cooper's reasearch
uncovered a key figure in the story. He writes; James Jesus Angleton
born on 9 December, 1917, in Boise, Idaho, to NCR businessman and OSS
James Hugh Angleton. Upon Graduation from Yale in 1941, Angleton moved
Harvard Law School where he met his future wife Cicely d'Autremont.
into the Army on 19 March, 1943, Angleton was recruited into the OSS
August through the efforts of Angleton's father and Norman Pearson,
Yale English professor who was, at that time, head of the OSS Counter
Intelligence division in London. Angleton may have been part of Majestic.
See the following URLs to learn more: Thanks.To Robert Collins:
reports and updates
NEW YORKER'S SEE FOUR UFOs
BUFFALO -- Researcher Kenny Young writes that [email protected]
have just seen a series of four UFOs. At first we thought they were
planes but they were making no noise and flying too high to be airplanes.
They had flashing lights going in a circular motion. One was a shadow
disk shape with a lid on top. Something very small came out of it. If
can help identify these objects please email us at [email protected]
Thanks to Kenny Young [email protected]
-- UFO Research
NEW YORK SMALL DELTA-SHAPED UFO SEEN
ROCHESTER -- On March 15, 2000, around 6:30 p.m., M.J.C. decided to
go for a
hike in the woods near his apartment complex. He lives about a half-mile
from Expressway 590 "That evening I started hiking through the woods
trail which starts at the back of my apartment complex and skirts north
the edge of the Brighton landfill. "Glancing up ahead, some movement
my eye. Something dark up in the air. First I thought it might be a
then a balloon, then a bird. Finally, as it drew closer, the only
possibility that I hadn't eliminated was a radio-controlled model of
sort. But then again, what kind of radio-controlled plane is absolutely
silent?" "The object was totally black in color and flat on the
underside. The closest thing that I could say the craft resembled was
Stealth fighter plane, but it was quite scaled down in size. Although
difficult to estimate size against a background of clouds, the object
eventually close enough to me where I'm confident in saying it wasn't
than six feet (1.8 meters) long, and my best guess is that it was only
feet (1.3 meters) long."
"The object looked very much like a black arrowhead in shape, complete
an arrowhead's notch toward the rear. But it also presented a multi-faceted
design on top, similar to the Stealth's anti-radar deflective design.
However, the ends of the object appeared to have a clean edge but I
they were partially ragged, as in the difference between a standard
and the stepped look of a South American (Mayan, Toltec or Aztec--J.T.)
pyramid. Although the effect was mere detail, I thought it was worth
mentioning." "As the object glided directly past me, I could begin to
see what clearly looked to be windows arrayed in a hexagon-shaped dome
top. Now picture a Stealth cockpit positioned directly in the middle
craft with these same types of windows being on all sides." "The object
traveling at a constant speed and altitude, absolutely level. The degree
steadiness it showed combined with the fact that it was moving over
distance without making a sound made it seem utterly unnatural to me.
also flew at a very low altitude, perhaps a mere 30 to 50 feet above
highest treetops at 10 miles per hour throughout the entire sighting
lasted maybe 45 seconds." (Editor's Comment: This is not an aircraft
understand the term. At such a low airspeed, any plane would stall and
out of the sky. The UFO obviously was using some other means of "lift"
its wings.) Thanks to UFO Roundup Joe Trainor editor.
POWHATAN -- I operate a small business west of Richmond. Thursday night,
March 9,2000, at approximately 7:00 PM. I was on the front porch with
husband. It was dark. We were listening to music and I was just looking
towards our horse field when I saw a glowing green object swoop down
pasture and proceed to move horizontally but in a circular fashion to
north going up the field. It irradiated a green color and lasted about
8 seconds and just disappeared. It seemed about almost as high as our
2-story house so it was fairly low to the ground. I ruled out a child's
or anything else and for lack of a better word, call it a ufo. I have
what it was.
GEORGIA UFO PHOTO IN LIFE MAGAZINE
John Thompson writes, "I bought a copy of Life magazine today (allegedly
last issue to be published.)" It's front cover is devoted to UFOs. If
get it, turn to page 49 and look at photo number 8. This is almost exactly
what my family and I saw for 45 minutes on 20 Feb 1994. The only difference
is that there was huge non-blinking white light in the middle and at
bottom. We also saw it at just above tree top level from our high hill,
giving it an almost level vantage viewing point. Hence, we saw a straight
edge of Christmas tree like lights. This is the first time I have seen
photo (taken, according to Life magazine by a deputy sheriff in Western
Connecticut, along with a hundred other witnesses who saw it, in May
1988. Incredible photo!) The photo, a "circle of lights," is a most
UFO in the Troup-Heard Corridor and a truly unexplainable UFO.
ARKANSAS UFO SEEN FROM AIRLINER
NORTHEAST TIP - Peter Daavenport writes that he was contacted by a Flight
Attendant for a major airline who had a sighting. On March 12, 2000,
flying from Memphis, TN to St. Louis, MO. at approx. 9:10 PM. While
a first class passenger on the left side of the aircraft I noticed out
window that a ball of light was approaching from the rear of the aircraft
a speed faster than what we were going. (I would guess about 700 mph).
object appeared as a fuzzy ball of light pinkish in color which went
it came parallel to our aircraft. It then began producing reflective
over the top of the ball shaped object of what appeared to be of a metallic
nature. It then veered toward the aircraft and went under us and
disappeared. When I notified the flight crew, they said that they had
reports of anything in the area and refused to talk about it any further.
asked the passenger what she thought it was and she replied that she
not make out anything that would make sense or anything she had ever
before. I have never seen anything while flying in my 12 years with
airlines. This was worth investigating. Thanks to the National UFO Reporting
MISSOURI BALLOT INITIATIVE
History continues to be made in the Show-Me State, where the Missouri
secretary of state recently certified the signature-petition language
first-ever ballot initiative to combat official government secrecy on
reality. "With receipt of this action," explained petition-drive committee
co-chairs Bruce Widaman, "we can start gathering the requisite number
75,000 signatures for placing the measure on the ballot during the general
election this fall." After several months of navigating the complex
review-and-approval process, Widaman and some of his Missouri-based
colleagues in the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. now are gearing up to start
circulating the signature petition. "To have any chance at all of meeting
the state's deadline of May 7th, we have to round up at least 500
signature-gathering volunteers", he said. "And maybe some benefactor
step forward to fund a corps of professional circulators. But even if
fail to muster that degree of support, we already have achieved a moral
victory in coming this far -- and there's always the prospect of renewal
the next general election." That moral victory can serve as a model
other 15 direct-initiative states (as well as the seven indirect-initiative
ones). And Widaman hopes that volunteers from those states will come
early to follow the Missouri lead. In doing so, they will have added
voices to the growing call for full accountability as to what the government
really knows about the origin and nature of unidentified flying objects.
Widaman noted that a UFO-ballot-initiative dedicated banking account
established at MUFON headquarters in Texas (http://www.mufon.com)
support the project. "As in all public-interest endeavors, we need some
funding from the citizenry to offset expenditures," he said, adding:
now's the time for volunteers to start the process in Alaska, Arizona,
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Numerous
researchers worldwide view this initiative as a formal means for gaining
expressing) the sense of the electorate on a vital public issue:
"If indeed the Earth is being visited by alien spacecraft, then we have
right to know and the government has the duty to tell," Widaman concluded.
He defined the direct-initiative process as a grassroots means for empowering
the voters to legislate statutory change -- in this case as an official
proclamation to urge congressional action toward ending the government
cover-up of the UFO experience. Here's the full text of the proposed
proclamation: "Be it enacted by the people of the state of Missouri
the year 2000 be proclaimed and observed as the Year of UFO Awareness.
Because of the Federal Government's failure to be officially forthcoming
about Unidentified Flying Objects, the public remains ill informed and
confused on a matter of potentially great consequence. We therefore
U.S. Congress to expeditiously convene open, comprehensive hearings
government personnel (military, civilian-contract, and agency employees
active and retired) are permitted to present sworn testimony regarding
personal knowledge of any UFO-related evidence, to be given under immunity
waiver of any applicable security oath or agreement of nondisclosure.
proclamation acknowledges the following facts: (1) the weight of the
cumulative evidence -- e.g., eyewitness, electronic-detection,
photographic, documentary -- overwhelmingly supports the conclusion
majority of Americans that some of the reported UFOs represent somebody
else's spacecraft; (2) the Federal Government's handling of the UFO
has contributed to the public cynicism toward, and general mistrust
government -- a development injurious to our republic; (3) this initial
year of the third millennium affords us a renewed opportunity to explore,
assess, and convey every facet of UFO reality." : Thanks to
and Bob Bletchman (860-675-6379)
HOUSTON NASA UFO EXHIBIT
Aaron Crossley writes I was very disappointed to find out that there
an IMAX Film showing at Space Center Houston. They did however have
cars from the Roswell Parade (Including shock comedian Tom Green's 'Space
Mobile'), An original newsclipping of the Roswell Newspaper that fateful
some older photographs of UFOs (And not any good ones), and some rubber
aliens (Including the one Tom Green sexually molested on national
television). It was more of a kid's thing, and I was disappointed. It
however point children in the right direction. Children probably don't
Tom Green, so children will be left with their imaginations soaring
extra-terrestrial highest.. Thanks to: [email protected]
COLORADO UFO CHASES WITNESS
Christopher O'Brien reports eight unusual aerial sightings have been
forwarded to this investigator. On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, at 3:00
Alamosa County resident "Chuck" was driving southbound on Hwy 285, just
of Antonito, when he witnessed "a metallic sphere at about 30 degrees
did not move in any extraordinary ways but it sure didn't look like
airplane I've seen." Montrose, CO investigator Davina Ryszka is
investigating a report that occurred a few months ago in the same area."
On Tuesday, March 7th, 2000, 9:30 PM, near the town of Olathe, CO, a
driving on a back road had an encounter with a low-flying aerial craft.
craft/object exhibited a "very bright white light and had a red and
lights on its sides". The woman reported to Ryszka that whatever-it-was
"seemed to be confrontational". As the object approached her car head
first the witness thought it was a low-flying airplane. "The witness
on the brakes to try to avoid what seemed would be an inevitable crash"
the craft stopped right in front of her car. When she tried to move,
moved. When she attempted to turn the car around and go back the way
came, it moved in front of her car. At this point she was "really frightened
especially because she had a small baby in a car seat . . ." Finally,
managed to get in front of the object and it "ended up behind her and
could see it in the rear view mirror. Then for a time it was not visible
all and she was relieved that maybe it was gone." Suddenly, a bright
came on directly above her illuminating her car and the surrounding
she drove quickly on to Olathe," understandably shaken by her experience.
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ENCOUNTER on the night of October 7, 1965, uses the actual voice recordings
provided by the Air Force. During this event 12 high tech luminous UFOs
invade secure air space and came down low over the runways at Edwards
Tower operator Sgt. Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the Air
Command. Sgt. Sorrels is heard on the original tapes and in a new segment
where he verifies the event as it is heard on the archival recordings.
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