Filer's Files #29 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
July 25, 2000, [email protected], Sponsored by Electronic Arts
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are coming in from Europe, South America, Australia and the US of a
moderate increase in activity despite solar storms.


In 1962, I had a sighting of a large UFO over England, so I attempted to
read books that supported my beliefs in the likelihood of extraterrestrial
life. A few years later in 1966, Carl Sagan co-authored an exciting book
called Intelligent Life in the Universe with Russian astronomer I. S.
Shklovskii. It provides extraordinary evidence and surprising
scientific arguments for extraterrestrial life. Later his statements were
more pessimistic, and may have reflected his desire to be politically
accepted in the scientific community. Mutual friends have assured me
that he felt there was life on Mars, and the whole universe may be
teaming with it. Sagan discussed the amazing evidence in Sumerian
writing claiming that extraterrestrial intelligence came to Earth and
provided advanced education to mankind. The following quotes from
Sagan and Shklovskii are pertinent now that water and possible life
have been found on Mars:

"With the numbers we have discussed, it seems possible that the Earth
has been visited by various Galactic civilizations many times (possibly
10 [every 10,000 years], during geological time.) It is not out of the
question that artifacts of these visits still exist--although none have
been found to date--or even that some kind of base is maintained within
the solar system to provide continuity for successive expeditions.
Because of weathering and the possibility of detection and interference
by the inhabitants of the Earth, it might have appeared preferable not
to erect such a base on the Earth's surface. "

The Moon seems one reasonable alternative site for a base.
Forthcoming high-resolution photographic reconnaissance of the Moon
from space vehicles--particularly, of the back side--might bear these
possibilities in mind. Agrest has independently made a similar
conjecture, as has the Anglo-Ceylonese science writer, Arthur C.
Clarke. The cosmic visitors would probably reason that by the time man
had developed the technology to explore the far side of the Moon, he
would also have attained a certain limited degree of advancement and
might be called civilized. Contact with such a base would, of course,
provide the most direct check on the possibility of fairly frequent
interstellar spaceflight. The rate of technical advance of our civilization
is very great. It is possible that an extraterrestrial society or federation
of such societies might want to contact an emerging technical
civilization as soon as possible, perhaps to head off a nuclear
annihilation - one possible consequence of intensive technological
development-or perhaps for other reasons. Intelligent Life in the
Universe, Page 461

Editors' Note: The above scenario of contact may have occurred as
predicted by these scientists. It is not a coincidence that the Soviet
Union gave up Communism and became our ally to avoid nuclear war.
Further it is not generally realized that the Viking Lander tests for life
on Mars were very controversial and that they were based on the false
assumption of no water on Mars. Perhaps extraterrestrials live under
the surface of planets or moons and are not easily seen by our satellites.
It will probably surprise you to learn that genetically altered tobacco is
grown 200 feet underground in greenhouses in White Pine, Michigan in
an abandoned copper mine. There are advantages underground, such
as no pests, no disease and warm temperatures for 365 days a year.
There is not even danger from nuclear weapons or meteors. Perhaps
we will only see barrem landscape until we start drilling beneath the


Astronomers regularly report they observe various lights on the moon.
French astronomer Audouin Dollfus of the Observatoire de Paris claims
to have witnessed clouds of dancing lights inside the 136 km across
Langrenus Crater in 1992 with a 39-inch Meudon telescope. It has
taken until now to publish his findings. On 30 December, he noticed a
series of glows on the floor of the large crater Langrenus. They were
definitely not there the day before. Professor Dollfus observed them for
several days before they faded. Each time he returned to the telescope
he noticed that the shape of the glows had changed. He believes that the
glows are due to escaping gas that lifts dust above the lunar surface into
sunlight. Some lunar observers have expressed surprise that such a
mist should have been seen above Langrenus, which was not regarded
as a prime candidate for lunar changes. Thanks to BBC News Online
science editor Dr. David Whitehouse.


LONG BEACH ISLAND -- On July 23, 2000, at approximately 11:00
PM while at a beach house on I witnessed three orange disk-like objects
flying north to south over the ocean. There was no clouds in the sky and
lights were grouped ahead of the other, which trailed behind. They
were traveling faster than a plane could. The lights were slightly
smaller than the nail on your pinky finger when your arm is held
extended. They were visible for less than a minute, possibly 30
seconds, and then disappeared. While looking on the internet this
afternoon I read about a similar sighting from 1997, twenty miles north
of Atlantic City. If there is a documented explanation for this type of
sighting I would appreciate if your could let me know. Thanks to
Thomas Baudo Eyebalz


DOWNERS GROVE -- Beth Skerrett sent an e-mail stating, "I am
writing to you about an occurrence outside our corporate building
where I am the admin for the management office. Everything I have to
say in second hand, I have not seen anything myself but, at about 8:00
PM on July 12, 2000, the security guard of our sister building called the
security guard of my building and asked, "What are all those lights
about?" The sister building is north of us, and the lights were
apparently to the south of the building. The guard went out to the south
parking lot and saw "a huge object that was trying to land in the
parking lot". He said, "It was as long as eight buses, and almost as
high." He said it was a dark silver/blue with a goldish strip across it,
and underneath looked concave. He said, "The UFO hovered over the
parking lot for almost a minute without making any sound." At that
time some of our tenants came out because this object was right outside
their window. Even the entire cleaning crew saw it as well. Then he
said, "The object, this 'silver ball', shot up into the air and off to the
west moving so fast it was hard to track." It appeared to pause over the
town of Aurora, about 15 miles away for several seconds before
departing. What is odd is that none of the tenants will talk, report to
the police or the news media. I wonder how many things like this
happen, and people just see it, and then go on their way? Thanks to
Beth Skerrett
[email protected]

Editor's note: We figure we are lucky to obtain 10% of the sighting
reports. By coincidence I spent part of last week in Downers Grove
with a beautiful view of the area, and did not see a thing. Flying home
to New Jersey, I had a red UFO flying formation with us, I'm sorry to
report it was a star was hiding in and out of the clouds making it look
like I had company.


GRAHAM, YOUNG COUNTY -- A friend and co-worker had a
sighting northwest of Fort Worth on Thursday, July 13, 2000, at 10:28
PM. His name is Jerry Fox and he is a Corrections Officer. Both he
and his wife were witness to a very large UFO hovering about 2000 feet
off the ground northeast of their home. He said that he was laying on
the couch watching TV when he became aware of light filling his living
room. He called to his wife to go outside with him. They observed
white lights, perfectly round with half-moons on the side, which would
indicate that the object was round in shape. The size was as big as a
football field. He jumped in his car to get a closer look, but about that
time, it vanished. The next day, Jerry was visibly shaken. It had been
only the day before that we had been discussing UFOs and he was
clearly a skeptic, giving me sideways glances when I mentioned that I
had seen several of them in years' past. Thanks to Donna J. Bullock
[email protected] (Donna B.)


THORNTON -- I was out having a cigarette break at work on July 6,
2000. Noticing the colors at the beginning of the sunset around 8:30 PM,
I noticed a bright yellow, almost white object coming out of the western
sky. Knowing that this was probably the reflection of the sun on an east
bound jet. It was partially cloudy, but mostly clear sky. What began to
seem strange to me, was that NONE of the other passenger jets were
"reflecting" the sunset. When I took a closer look this object did not
have any wings visible. It traveled east in a straight line but at a
slower speed than the other jets who appeared to be passing it headed
for Denver. All through this time, no wings were seen at all. There was
no variance in the color. It maintained a bright yellow, almost white
"glow". As it passed over head, I still did not see any wings, and it
made no noise as it passed above the traffic on I-25 to my west. This
was when I saw that the middle of the cylinder was narrower than the
ends, as if it was two cylinders, that had a "docking area" that met in
the middle. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


RED ROCK CANYON - The witness reports that on July 7, 2000, my
life and saw a satellite fly over so, I said, "If we check the time, we can
see it again tomorrow night." The car's clock read 9:21 PM As I looked
up I saw a bright slice of light in a perfect triangle and shouted, "What
the hell is that? The light was about 1/4 mile in the sky, just over the
mountain closest to us about three miles in front of us. The source of
the light was about 10 feet around that pointed straight down with a
sharp crispness to it. It was sweeping the ground traveling from
southwest to northeast coming toward us. The light swept the ground in
about 1/2 mile swath. The light was sharp unlike normal lights. That is,
it didn't travel past the sharp edge of the triangle shape pointing toward
the ground. There was a greenish blue glow to the east of it about 60
feet from what appeared to be a craft. The glow appeared like
phosphorus in the sky. All we could see of the craft was a thick
blackness in an oval saucer shape. It looked as though from the bottom
of the craft to the bottom edge of the light that it would be about 6 feet.
The light was out over the front edge of the craft, pointing down. The
blackness behind and under the light looked to be about 50 feet around
with a deep saucer dropping below the craft like a belly. The light was a
perfect triangle as it swept the ground. I it was not like a spot light that
has an oval shape on the ground. The light was extremely bright white
and we could see the ground where it was pointing as if noon day sun.
The saucer seemed to be creating some kind of fog that radiated from
the craft. It didn't blast away from the craft and the light left no trail
the fog it was creating. The valley behind it was glowing a bright white
and we could clearly make out the shape of the mountain. The light
behind the mountain appeared to be from another source and shown
like white sun rays out of the valley. The light continued toward us very
slowly with absolutely no sound when it got to within half of a mile of us
it was gone in the blink of the eye.

Five minutes after the craft left, all of Red Rock Canyon filled with fog.
The phosphorus greenish blue stayed for 23 minutes and the ground
where it had been appeared to show brighter. It was like the sun came out
for a while. We could see the field in front of us and the side of the
mountain that was behind it. This light faded as the greenish blue glow
faded until it was gone. Ten minutes after the craft left, a helicopter flew
over making a loud racket that made us realize that the saucer had made
no noise at all. The temperature was 96. We sat there for another 1/2
hour, after all signs of it had left and the fog remained. We pulled out of
our spot and drove over to the fog and it was completely gone. It took us
less than 5 minutes to get to where the fog had been. Thanks to Peter
Davenport NUFORC.

Editor's Note: Many UFOs seem to effect the weather and visibility.
We have had some cases where ponds have frozen indicating the
propulsion system takes heat or produces cold air. Fog is a large mass
of water vapor condensed to fine particles at or just above the earths'
surface. The Puerto Rico report indicates UFOs take large quantities of
water on board. The sighting in Turkey below also effected visibility.


David Kingston writes, "There has been an increase in UFO activity
this year since the arrival of the Crop Circles in the UK. I have received
many reports of "balls of light" that have appeared over fields prior to
some of the formations occurring and also some that have appeared
after the formations have been formed. Some fields are made by
hoaxers, but when we interviewed the "hoaxers" they saw this strange
phenomena while making a formation. These are not natural "Earth
Lights." First, they do not have the same characteristics and second,
they appear to be intelligently controlled. Last night at 9:15 PM (GMT)
my wife and I were driving home on a clear evening. I noticed the sun
reflecting off several aircraft, when my wife pointed out an object
traveling at 3500 feet. I pulled the car off the road to watch and it was
the size of my thumb nail at arm's length. It was glowing and then
dimming moving far too fast for even a military plane. Suddenly it
stopped in mid air, glowed extremely bright and then vanished. Thanks
to David Kingston
[email protected])


TUALATIN -- On June 17, 2000, under a clear sky at around 4:00 PM,
I had stopped my westbound car in the left turn lane at 90th Court and
Tualatin Highway, and while waiting for the signal to change, I
observed a silvery disc shape in my line of sight behind the traffic signal
moving southward at about 20 degrees above the horizon. The object
was the size of a pencil eraser held at arm's length, and moved only 2 to
3 inches, using the same measure, when it appeared to blink out after
only a short time. I am a 51-year-old welder with more than six prior
sightings, some in the local area and others in the East dating back
several years.


EVERETT -- Ted Demott wrote, "I live in Everett to the east I saw a
light of multiple colors flashing on July 18, 2000. I got my telescope and
looked at it on the horizon at 11:00 PM. It looked the same as it did
with the naked eye. It slowly flew up and down three times and flew
southwest leaving a vapor trail that could be seen by the moonlight.
Then it stopped before picking up speed flying faster then any thing I
have ever seen. While it was moving, the colors turned to white and
dimmed. I got my camcorder but could not find it. I called 911 and
they referred me to the FAA. I am a pilot so I called my weather briefer
who referred me to Kenny Young 206 722-3000 who I reported it. I do
not believe in UFO's but this was something that was very strange.
[email protected] Ted. Thanks to Kenny Young at [email protected]
and Ted Demott
[email protected]


VIEGUES -- Amidst the mysteries of a U.S. Naval base in Puerto Rico
are strange reports of UFO and alien activity. Puerto Rican Ufologist
Jorge Martin interviewed Angel Encarnacion, a Vieques fisherman,
who said that "One night, while fishing out at sea south of the Navy's
shooting range, and east of Vieques, we saw in the distance a really big
and shining light. Getting closer, we saw that it a huge round saucer
object with lots of lights turning on and off all around the ship." "On
the bottom middle there was a really big green light, aimed at the
ocean's surface," said Encarnacion. "It wasn't more than 100 feet
above the ocean. What shocked me most was seeing the object absorb
water from the ocean. You could actually see a big volume of water
rising and entering the object. You could not see any fish or anything
else in the water going up." Throughout the operation, he said, there
was no sound. He and his crew saw strange activity on another night,
"a shiny green light rose from the bottom of the ocean," and suddenly
disappeared as they heard "the sound of water falling into the ocean
nearby," but with no object in sight. They heard--but did not see-
something rising in the night sky.

Several teenage marine cadets reported seeing "some very strange little
dark men who were very fast and ran speedily from one place to
another." The entities were no more than four feet high, skinny, with
long arms and large, egg-shaped heads. They spotted them jumping
into the lagoon and disappearing under the water. The cadets claimed
they have seen blue-white spheres that vary in size, from four to eight
inches in diameter entering the lagoon. Thanks to UFO Roundup and Sally Suddock [email protected]


CARACAS - On Saturday, July 22, 2000, an object of considerable size,
nearly transparent (given the volume of light it is emitting) was filmed
starting at 18:28 PM for more than thirty minutes. It appears silvery in
color, with a wide upper dome and a fin on its lower hull shaped like an
inverted cone. A compass reading places it between 300 and 305
degrees, located to the left of Simon Bolivar University but above Fuerte
Tiuna. Using the clouds as a screen, whose luminosity is hard to
observe without wearing dark glasses. It is hovering with an almost
imperceptible balancing motion, but one would say it is completely
motionless. More information to come. Thanks to the Institute of
Hispanic Ufology and Martha Rosenthal in Venezuela


CHESHIRE -- Philip Mantle reports that Researchers at the Cheshire-
based British UFO Studies Centre (BUFOSC), have been shocked by
the emergence of a new and remarkable video film of an anomalous
object captured by a Northwich man on Sunday afternoon, July 9, 2000.
The man saw the strange object in the sky at around 2:00 PM and asked
his wife to bring his video camera. He was able to capture what experts
at the BUFOSC say is the "best ever UFO film." The witness also
recorded traffic using his frequency scanner which clearly indicates the
presence of civilian passenger aircraft in the immediate vicinity at that
time. There is a suggestion that aircraft may have been diverted away
from the area. BUFOSC believes that this raises urgent issues relating
incident over nearby Stoke-on-Trent, where witnesses report seeing a
UFO being chased by three aircraft and a Chinook helicopter.

There are a number of major military exercises currently underway in
the UK. Eric Morris - BUFOSC Director - and Tim Matthews, well-
known researcher have both been amazed by the quality of the images,
the clarity of the material and the object itself. "The best-known case
was the Manchester Near-Miss in January 1995, when two airline pilots
made an official report to the Civil Aviation Authority about a wedge-
shaped object that shot past their plane while on approach to
Manchester International. Morris, Matthews and Pope, are assisting
BUFOSC with its inquiries, all believe that UFOs are of Extreme
Defense Significance. The UFO is similar to ones captured on film at
the Nellis Test Range, home to Area 51 in the Nevada Desert. Checks
with Manchester Air Traffic Control, the MOD and other official bodies
are continuing. Thanks to Philip Mantle.
[email protected]


MILTON KEYNES -- A Mr. (name on file) observed a white-
coloured round object at high altitude on the of July 17, 2000, at around
2.45 pm. The witness in watched the object speed across the sky, leaving
no vapour trail, in just 5 seconds. His father observed the object as
well which was lost from view when it went behind some clouds. Mr.
NB (name on file) watched 15 light colored objects in formation on
Sunday June 18, from his home near Kettering in Northamptonshire.
He was having a barbecue with several family member between 6 and
7 PM when the sighting took place. All those present also observed the
objects. Mr. NB is an experienced glider pilot. Philip Mantle,
[email protected] ,


The UFO Research of Finland gathered about 100 sighting reports in
1999. It was an average year (1998 was quiet with 34 reports). As usual
there were a couple of hundred UFO related articles in newspapers and
magazines. Of the 100 cases about 20 came from central Finland
around November 13,and 14, 1999. Multiple witnesses reported 6 balls
of light that flew in formation over central Finland. On the internet
there were stories about an encounter between a UFO and a Finnish
air force jet. But that story has never been confirmed and is likely false
information. Have a nice summer! Thanks to Ilkka Serra, MUFON-
[email protected] [email protected].


The witness was on his roof when he noticed a star moving very fast at
8:15 PM on June 5, 2000. Moving north a light was switching on and
off. When it changed the direction of travel, it would switch off after it
started in the new direction and come back on when it was about to
change course. The stops were at approximately the same distance from
one another. It changed direction about every five degrees. I am sure it
was not a satellite as the path was not smooth but changed very
abruptly each time and it was switching on and off. Nine years ago, at
about 11:00 local time (UTC+1hour) I happened to glance up and saw a
cigar shaped object which was about 1500-2000 meters up, traveling in
a north direction. The object was grayish, had no wings, fins or
stabilizers like rockets, but simply looked like a cigar traveling without
any visible sign of any propulsion system or noise and with no fire,
fumes or vapor trails Its hard to estimate its size, but it appeared to be
very big and I would say it was more than 80 meters long and 18 meters
in diameter. The island of Malta is about 95 km south of Sicily. Thanks
to Giuliano Marinkovicc - Jimmy (AGETI_ Croatia,
[email protected]


MARMARA SEA -- Oz Seydali writes, "On the night of July 8, 2000,
my family and I encountered a UFO 15 kilometers from Ezen while
driving to Vakifkoy in Northwestern Turkey. We were on vacation on
the Marmara Sea when we saw a UFO hovering over farm land
about five kilometers from our car. We approached the UFO that was
about the same size of the full moon and enveloped by its own light from
the bottom up. Suddenly, it flashed a bright blue burst of light
emanating from the bottom portion that extended to the top and
disappeared. After this happened the stars were not visible for about
three seconds. Ten minutes after the event a residue of some kind
completely covered our car and I was forced to bring the vehicle to a
complete emergency stop. The windows were rolled down but, there
was no smell just a strange residue that evaporated without a trace in a
few seconds as if it were never there. After arriving to our destination.
I asked a local neighbor if she had seen anything odd in the sky? She
said, "She had indeed and asked if I knew what it was?" There was a
lot of confusion as to what had transpired since most of the people did
have a clear view. They had seen the bright illumination which baffled
them. The area was experiencing extreme dry heat and the craft left
moisture on the dry grass and dirt. In the car with me were my mother
and six family members saw the craft. Thanks to Oz Seydali
[email protected] .


N.S.W - Australia, the National Reporting Center and Eastern MUFON
have been receiving reports of fireballs in recent weeks. According to
Barry Taylor a spectacular fireball was seen over Australia on July 16,
2000. Peter Davenport reports that NUFORC received a report
Monday morning of an orange fireball, which was seen over Northern
California at about 10:00 PM on Sunday night, July 16, 2000. Peter
writes, "I have no way of knowing whether there is any relationship
between the US and Australian events but. NUFORC has been
receiving a significantly large volume of reports than is normal for us."
Underscoring the apparently real nature of some of the reports is the
fact that two seasoned UFO investigators in Glendale, Arizona,
succeeded in videotaping on both July 12 and 13 a very strange,
strobing red light in the vicinity of Phoenix. They were able to
photograph it from two vantage points simultaneously, and preliminary
estimates suggest that the object was on the order of 40-50 statute miles
from their location, even though it could be seen plainly with the naked
eye. Yesterday, we received a report from a woman in Texas, who
asserts that she and other witnesses observed 6 or 7 red lights streaking
to the west over Texas on July 12, just a few minutes before the sighting
over Phoenix. Cordially, Peter Davenport, Director National UFO
Reporting Center
[email protected], Hotline: 206-722-3000 Thanks
to Peter and Barry for their great work.

ALIEN GRAPHICS The Foreign Technology Division/Wright
Patterson AFB, "Alien Graphics ?" The graphic images came from a
series of approximately 20. These illustrations and/or graphics of an
"alien" autopsy where originally broadcast in October 1988 on a 2 hour
show called "UFO Cover-up - Live" by Seligman Productions. After
seven++ years of checking on the authenticity of these illustrations here
is what has been found: Please see,

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