Filer's Files #32 -- 2000, MUFON
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
August 14, 2000, [email protected],
Sponsored by Electronic Arts
Chuck Warren Webmaster.
TORRENTIAL RAINS, INCREASED UFO AND SUN ACTIVITY
As I write this New Jersey is again being hit by torrential rains,
and poor weather. I have not seen this kind of weather since the
Vietnam War. Many people are reporting strange weather that might
be tied to contrails, disappearing aircraft and increased UFO reports.
We had 14 inches or rain yesterday. Nothing similar to these rains
are reported unless a hurricane comes through the area. When there
are momentary breaks in the clouds at night, a Perseid meteor shower
can be seen shining through the colorful Northern Lights. Auroras
were spotted as far south as Los Angeles, California and New Jersey.
On August 12, 2000, the Earth was hit by a shock wave from coronal
mass ejection's from our sun as solar activity remained high. The
skies when visible through the clouds and smoke from Western fires
been spectacular. Perhaps the meteors, fireballs, and Northern Lights
have encouraged people to report the flow of UFOs. If you can see
sky you might see some interesting sights.
I don't get easily worried but I'm concerned about what connection
exist between the vast wildfires raging out of control in much of
Western United States and many reports of fireballs, meteor showers,
coronal mass ejection's, and the strange weather ongoing in recent
We have more reports of low level contrails forming, hinting at
type of weather manipulation or virus control operations. The news
warns of the spreading of the West Nile Virus in the Eastern US
heavy aerial spraying to reduce the mosquito population carrying
Eighty-two fires are burning in the West. I'm uncomfortable with
reports. Living not far from Princeton, I wondered what the father
modern physics, Albert Einstein would say about all this? He said,
"Science without religion is lame," Einstein also wrote, "Religion
science is blind." I take this to mean we better start collecting
evidence and praying for a little sunshine and help. When viruses
exploding and changing with all these weather changes, we need help
where ever we can get it.
RUSSIA SUBMARINE HITS UNDERWATER USO
ARCTIC CIRCLE NORTH OF EUROPEAN RUSSIA -- Itar-Tass
news agency said, the nuclear-powered Russian submarine Kursk
reported it had hit an unidentified object underwater on Sunday,
August 13, 2000. Small rescue submarines were circling the Kursk
for an initial inspection and found it damaged, but sitting straight
the seabed after a collision The stricken sub was built in 1994,
is classed as Oscar-2 by NATO. Officials said, the submarine was
damaged, possibly in collision with a foreign submarine. Although
not generally known to the public, high speed unidentified submerged
objects (USOs) are frequently reported. UFOs are often seen
entering and leaving the water. RIA news agency quoted the
Northern Fleet press office as saying the crew was not in danger
and that the question of abandoning the stricken vessel had not
been raised. ''The Russian Northern Fleet command said, "They
did not rule out that the foreign submarine was also damaged and
was now not far from the Kursk.'' Russian and US submarines
traditionally play war games in the area. In 1993, a Russian Delta-3
class nuclear-powered submarine collided with the USS Grayling in
the Barents Sea, but both vessels were able to return to base. US
Navy spokeswoman said, that a US Navy ship "Loyal," that gathers
underwater acoustical data, was about 250 miles away from the
Russian submarine when it went down. The ship was there by
coincidence and had nothing to do with the Russian submarine or
subsequent rescue efforts." Two US submarines were also in the
general area but there is no indication they were involved.
THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF SWISSAIR UFO NEAR MISS
KENNEDY AIRPORT -- Two friends of mine Bob Durant and
Don Berliner investigated one of the most significant cases
concerning UFOs in recent years. At 5:07 PM on August 9,
1997, a Swissair Boeing 747 experienced a "near miss" with a
cylindrical "glowing white" object traveling almost directly toward
the cockpit at very high speed. The airliner was in level flight
23,000 feet and cruising at 340 knots indicated speed in a
cloudless sky. Six weeks after the event, the story was
disseminated by the Associated Press new service. According
to the AP account, the National Transportation Safety Board
(NSTB) identified the object as a weather balloon, citing a report
from another airline of a weather balloon in the same general area.
The airplane was a Boeing 747, a wide-bodied along range airliner
with Swiss national registration. The flight left Philadelphia
International Airport at 4:50 PM and landed at Boston Logan
Airport 57 minutes later. The cockpit crew consisted of Captain
Phil Bobet, with 15,000 hours flying time, First Officer copilot
with 7,500 hours and Flight Engineer K. Captain Bobet was
sitting in the left pilot's seat when sixteen minutes after takeoff
they were over New York Kennedy Airport in clear weather.
The two pilots almost simultaneously saw the UFO. The following
dialogue is from the tape recording made by the FAA. This permits
later investigation of communications where accidents or unusual
Swissair Flight 127 (Probably Capt. Bobet speaking.) "ATC
ATC = Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Danbury Sector
22: "Go ahead Swissair."
Swissair: "Yes sir, I don't know what it was, but it just over flew
just like a couple of hundred feet above us. I don't know if it
a rocket or whatever. But incredibly fast. Opposite direction."
ATC: "In the opposite direction?"
Swissair: "Yes sir, and the time was two-one-zero-seven (5:07 PM
local time). It was too fast to be an airplane."
ATC: "OK, thank you." To Houston 986, another airplane in
the vicinity of Swissair 127: "Did you see anything like a missile
in your area, perhaps off to your right?"
H 986: "I'll take a good look, but if it's going that fast, I probably
won't get a chance. We just saw Swissair go by a minute ago."
Swissair 127: "We had no warning. It was way too fast!"
The radio report was so provocative that the Boston Flight
Standards office was notified while the airplane was still airborne
and a FFA officer was sent to meet the crew. The Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI), the National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB), along with the FAA met the pilots. Normally this type
of meeting is unheard of. The next day the Swissair crew was
interviewed separately by four government agents. Bob Durant a
commercial airline pilot later interviewed the Captain Bobet who
said, he was clearly dismayed the balloon explanation. "He thought
Captain Bolet thought, "The path of the UFO was from opposite
direction, slightly right. Estimated horizontal distance-between
First Officer's seat and engine #3, vertical distance between 100
and 200 feet above the aircraft. "At the same time, I saw the First
Officer plunging his head down towards his knees. The Flight Officer
mentioned later that he thought he would get hit by the object.
UFO speed appeared to be very high. The object was white and
balloons are dark. Balloons fly for about an hour and the last one
had been launched ten hours earlier. Thanks to R. J. Durant and
Don Berliner. A detailed report is available from the Fund for UFO
Editor's Note: Several terrible accidents have occurred in recent
years that may be related to near collisions with UFOs. The crew
of Egyptian Flight 990 apparently put their aircraft into a steep
possibly as the result of a near miss. News accounts speculated
that a pilot wanted to commit suicide and caused the death of
those aboard. I feel it is more likely that Flight 990 took evasive
action to avoid hitting an approaching Unidentified Flying Object
similar to the one that almost hit Swissair 127. Allegedly, Egyptian
pilot Gameel el-Batouty's said a prayer "Now I put my faith in
God's hands" just prior to diving the aircraft. The plane dived
40 seconds and seemed to pull up before failing to recover. Many
of us might of stated something similar.
BETHLEHEM -- Margaret Kichline writes, "I went outside about
4:00 AM on July 23, 2000, with my binoculars since it was pretty
clear. Fifteen minutes later, I saw a bright yellowish-white object
right below the moon that was the size and brightness of Polaris.
It was moving very fast traveling toward Ursa Minor. I would say
it took 20 seconds before it was out of my view. At 4:30 AM,
another object identical to the first flew directly above the moon
heading north toward Polaris. About 5:00 AM , I saw three similar
fast moving flying objects, except they were not as bright, and
moving in same general area of the sky. There were no sounds,
and no strobing lights. They were just steady glowing objects.
Thanks to: Peggy K. [email protected].
TAMPA -- Skywatch reports that a lady notified them that on
August 7, 2000, "I have just seen the most remarkable site when
I saw three rod-shaped craft in a huge triangular formation with
the largest in the center." I do not believe they are stars because
you can see stars beyond them. The stars are not nearly as
bright and colorful. They are not rod-shaped and are not
anywhere near as large as these appear to be. They appear
to be over Tampa with the central and largest object facing
north. There is a misty cloud cover to the west of them and
there are what appear to be two of the other, smaller rod shaped
vehicles just to the north of the large triangular formation. These
two are also quite elongated and bright. They do not appear to
be moving at all." I watched for a full five minutes. They still
haven't moved and I have never seen any stars in the Florida
sky that are elongated or truly rod-shaped as these are. They
look like skinny, colorful vertical bars. There is no noise. The
streetlight behind my house blinked off an on the whole time I
was standing there, never fully lighting up or sustaining light.
first I saw what I thought was a shooting star, but it appeared
a very THICK band of white light shooting from north to south
just east of the large triangular formation. It wasn't falling down
-- it crossed north/south." Thanks to: DRxDON Skywatch
HAMPTON ROADS - Contrails are intense almost every day,
but the real spooky thing is that, on any given plane, the contrails
stop, start, stop, start, etc., leaving a pattern of disjointed
what the heck is THAT? The contrails are particularly intense
over Virginia Beach. It looks like tic-tac-toe almost every day.
Thanks to Steven Wallace Steve [email protected].
Editors Note: We are getting reports of contrails from all over
the world. If anyone owns an expensive video cameral with
3ccd please take photos. If you own a plane get air samples.
WISCONSIN: HOW AIRPLANES SUDDENLY DISAPPEAR
MADISON -- Whitley Strieber writes he received this interesting
E-mail from Mark. "Last summer, I was taking my noon walk
next to Truax Field, when I saw an Orion sub hunter aircraft with
the long MAD detector off the tail. I noticed because it was
painted totally white, and had no markings. The Air National
Guard was wheeling the craft into a hangar. About two weeks
later, I was out in the sticks on the Wisconsin River when I heard
the loud roar of a large plane. I looked up and there was nothing.
I put on Polaroid sunglasses, and the plane was perfectly visible.
I put the glasses on and off several times and the plane was only
visible with polarized light. Nova had a show on camouflage, and
it showed you could put lights on a military tank, and illuminate
tank, and it would disappear into the glare of the sky in the horizon.
I think that there are aircraft that are illuminated with wing tip
that make them disappear in the glare of the sky. I think the answer
is technically very simple. A law enforcement friend informed me
that the big Orion's are used to sniff methlabs in our war on drugs.
Thanks to Mark [email protected]
and W Strieber,
NORTH DAKOTA FIREBALLS AND DISAPPEARING CRAFT
Dave Fugere writes, "I have had Chemtrails sightings and taken
pictures. Once you've had this strange stuff happen to you there
is no way you can rest and blow it off without wanting to do a lot
more observing. I videotaped rods on film six months before I
even heard about them. I never thought I would ever be telling
someone that I saw an airplane vanish in front of my eyes but it
happened two weeks ago. Almost every night between 9 and
11:00 PM we have one or two planes that fly over my house
with red and green lights. I was watching with my binoculars and
I looked down for a for a second. When I looked back up and it
was gone! You and others are now reporting things similar to what
On August 7, 2000, I saw a white fireball in the northern sky falling
at a certain trajectory and then it just seemed to drop at a steep
I fully expected it to hit not far away and was waiting for the
as it disappeared over my house. I was surprised to see it still
very bright, but it didn't leave a trail like a shooting star does
much slower. This is the third time this year I have seen one like
but this one was the brightest and biggest and burned the longest.
Thanks to :[email protected]
TEXAS DAYLIGHT CYLINDER
AUSTIN -- We had a daylight sighting of a large cylindrical object
which lasted 30 seconds before the object disappeared on June 30,
2000, at 8:30 PM, which is still broad daylight. My husband and
spent a week on Lake Travis in a subdivision called Lakeway.
There were jets and light planes flying to and from Austin's airport.
My eye was drawn to a very bright white object which suddenly
appeared flying rather quickly to the southeast at four to five
thousand feet. The western sun reflected on the object and we
were able to see the side of a large white cylindrical object with
very distinct round, flat rear end, also bright white. After about
thirty seconds we saw the round rear of the craft enter the only
cloud in the sky and we lost sight of it altogether. There was no
noise made by the craft. The two areas in which my husband and
I disagree are the angle in which the object flew, he says at a
and I say parallel to land, and what the front of the craft might
looked like. My husband believes the front was flat and I just
couldn't tell because the object appeared suddenly and the front
end was past our point of determination. My eighteen year old
son has begun to look up since our sighting and on August 6, 2000,
told me he saw what appeared to be a falling star. The *star's*
trajectory lasted much longer than that of shooting stars he has
seen in the past. It also flashed a blue light during it's trajectory
which took up the entire sky he was able to see. Thanks to Craig
and Carol Cowgill
GIG HARBOR -- Linda Lull writes I have been observing and
following the chemtrail story for the past eighteen months. Lately,
I noticed these light objects going in and out of sight. The most
can make out of them is a shinning light, then they total disappear
from sight. I have been observing this activity for some time now.
It does seem to be getting more frequent. Yesterday, I spotted
the bright light twice in two different locations. I have noticed
these light objects being visible than not visible around Chemtrails.
I did not know what to make of it? I might add I'm a former
Flight Attendant. Thanks to: Linda Lull, [email protected].
VICTORVILLE -- Mr. R. called the MUFON San Bernardino
Hotline to report that on August 9, 2000, his wife looked out
the window and noticed two very bright white lights swooping
back and forth in the sky at 11:30 PM. She alerted him to the
lights and he went outside his front door and was met by a
blinding white light that illuminated his house and street. The
light suddenly went out and he noticed both his outdoor mercury
vapor lights and street lights were out. As he stood in the total
darkness, he was again surrounded by the intensely bright light
that lasted about a minute then once again blinked out of sudden
darkness. About a minute and a half later he heard a rumbling
sound like a sonic boom, that sounded like the noise that
sometimes precedes an earthquake. The windows in his house
rattled, but the ground never shook. Following the vibration, he
looked towards the northeast sky and saw what appeared to be
two faint white "falling stars" that were "falling" side by side
disappeared at the same moment. Mr. R. reported that there
were no visual observations of normal aircraft or helicopters in
sky during the event and no sound was heard, with the exception
of rumbling. Thanks to Cinde Costello LOOKIN4ET
ENGLAND UFO SEEN
NORTH LONDON - A high flying slow moving UFO was
observed Friday afternoon on August 11, 2000, with a flashing
light as it went into high cloud. Some observers thought the
flashing light was actually light reflecting from sun. The shape
discernible was egg shape on its side. It was not a plane, its
possible the object was a weather balloon but both the shape
and movements didn't seem right. Too low to be satellite.
The object was visible for about 20 minutes until it didn't
appear to emerge from cloud. Thanks to DAVE <[email protected]
AUSTRALIA CONTRAILS WITH UFOs
BYRON BAY -- BBCIC News reports a professional
photographer took two rolls of films August 3, 2000, of a
very heavy Chemtrails activity over Byron Bay. When he
developed the films he found many 'floating objects' between
the Chemtrails. Shlomo, who was formerly with the Israeli
Air Force and was teaching UFO's at UCLA, California
inspected the slides and determined that the 'floating objects'
are classical UFO's. As the Australian public is not very
familiar with the subject of UFO's, Shlomo has decided not
to discuss the UFO's locally in order not to confuse the Chemtrail
issue at the moment. Shlomo is now negotiating to post these
spectacular UFO-Chemtrail photos on the Jeff Rense website.
Thanks to Debra Livingston http://tracers.8m.com
Byron Bay Chemtrails Information Center
NEW WITNESS HANDLES ROSWELL WRECKAGE
WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- June Crain
called detective Sergeant James Clarkson in 1997, to share her
firsthand account of working at Wright Patterson AFB from
1942 to 1952. June claims to have handled unusual metal parts
of a flying saucer, taken dictation from Werner Von Braun, and
been told of three UFO crashes. She claims to have held a Top
Secret Q clearance and been asked to sign a "TOO HOT" memo
as a result of a careless Master Sergeant announcing he had just
flown in from New Mexico with alien bodies and wreckage.
According to Dr. Bob and Ryan Woods, "Her story continues
to validate the contents of the Majestic documents in both
powerful overt and subtle ways. June was the only known
surviving member of the parachute group of Wright Field.
She passed away on August 23, 1998, yet she left plenty
of evidence behind that is available at
Thanks to Dr. Bob and Ryan Woods
CROP CIRCLES MAY BE CAUSED BY MAGNETIC FIELDS?
Colin Andrews who has researched crop circles since the 80s
claims the strange phenomena are caused by the Earth's magnetic
field. Scientist Colin Andrews says 17 years of work has revealed
that about 80% of the formations are man-made. But he believes
that magnetism may account for the rest, which display a simplicity
of form compared with elaborate, beautiful patterns of the "hoaxes."
Dr. Andrews believes a mysterious shift in the magnetic field gives
rise to a current that "electrocutes" the crops forcing them to
flat on the ground. The known hoaxers, artists who spend hours
trampling fields with footboards attached to a length of rope, say
the public does not believe in scientific explanations. Explanations
have ranged from freak weather conditions to alien visitors. But
Andrews, funded by a grant from the Rockerfeller Institute in the
US, believes he is closer to the truth. He has hired private detectives
to track hoaxers and now says he can rule out 80% of the formations.
He claims the less elaborate designs are the "natural" creations
by a three-degree shift in magnetic field lines. Some claim the
are UFO landing sites. Dr. Andrews, who plans to publish his findings
later this year, says more work still needs to be done his theory.
mainstream scientists believe the only explanation for crop circles
in the footboards of hoaxers. Louise A. Lowry [email protected]
Editor's Note: The fields are often guarded and watched so it seems
amazing these hoaxers never get caught, and can get away with
destroying the farmers crops hundreds of times a year in numerous
WERNHER VON BRAUN'S 1948, FBI FILE
Robert Collins writes, "On October 3, 1942, the space age began
with the successful launch of the V-2 on its third attempt and the
world would never be the same." Made as a weapon of war and
not for science or adventure, the 46 foot alcohol and liquid oxygen
V-2 had a velocity of 3500 mph and could carry a 1,650 pound
warhead to a range of 200 to 250 miles. "It is the ancestor of
practically every rocket flown in the world today and, in September
of 1944, was launched against England toward London but came
too late to affect the outcome of the war." Please see,
MARS FACE ANOMALY INVESTIGATIONS
Lan Fleming writes I've posted an evaluation of Mark Kelly's
orthorectified Mars Face enhancement. The enhancement was
intended to show what the Face would look like at the resolution
of the MGS camera but at the lighting and viewing angles of the
lower-resolution Viking images. The Viking images were
acquired under more suitable conditions for viewing a face
than the MGS half-profile illuminated images taken from
beneath the "chin." I think the new work is valid and the
result is a powerful representation of a humanoid face. Based
on comparisons with the Viking images, I don't see any justifiable
way to jiggle the lighting or proportions of the MGS Face image
in a way that could arrive at a depiction that differs significantly
from the Kelly enhancement. This is not the result of Kelly digital
trickery. since he neither added features not in the original image
nor removed features that were present. The match in lighting and
positions of features with the Viking images is good. I think the
Kelly enhancement may eventually compel NASA to acquire a
better image of the Face. We need NASA to take over head
images of the Mars Face to avoid a major public relations crisis.
See the Tom Van Flandern web site at
Editor's Note: These enhanced images make the face appear
much more real. It struck me that the whole ancient area was a
type of religious center similar to the Egyptian and Mexican
pyramid complexes. The face by itself could be an accident,
but the entire complex is much more convincing. I have visited
the pyramids near Cairo and Teotituacan near Mexico City.
Each has a central road or canal that may be similar to the Mars
Cydonia pyramid complex. The road is on a \ 45 degree angle
as I look at it.
FRANCE AND WORLD WEATHER CHANGE?
POITIERS -- A French researcher writes, "The weather
phenomena that you refer too are certainly part of the climate
changes that appear to be accelerating, as up till very recent
months the major multinationals have fought them rather than
looking for ways to alleviate the conditions that produce them.
There is now little argument among the well informed about the
FACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE - the argument is about what
it will produce on the ground -- crocodiles in Pennsylvania and
flooding of London, etc. One long ago proposed model has to
do with increased cloud cover over land due to the water vapor
being blown off an increasingly hot ocean. I have been observing
that factor for my last ten years in Europe. The climate wherein,
I live has totally changed in the eight years that I have been here
there is no summer as it has been conventionally known here for
centuries of recently recorded history AND for the last two years
no Winter to speak of -- not one daytime frost last winter AND it
can be warm enough in any month for us to eat out on our back
terrace -- something we did last Christmas and the preceding years
New Year's Day. My last guest reported great shock throughout
northern Italy as she has just returned from a villa outside of
and for a month, no summer as the people normally know it. Our
locals are increasingly disturbed. Two other facts which you can
check out with scientific friends on the NASA side -- Sun spot
activity is the highest on record and indicates a cycle that requires
new thinking -- this certainly is influencing the climate. There
also been a rash of comets crashing into the Sun. And the real
kicker -- historical climatic research indicates a 7 degree change
in earth climate can occur within a decade. The normally slow
system once it enters a chaotic phase can shift enormously in a
very short time. Our disregard of ecological boundaries is a
playing with dynamite. I would guess that strange diseases is
part of the general upset, BUT would appreciate any data on
those that cross your screen as I have tracked things of that sort
for over 3 and a half decades. Thanks to: Ira User886114
I hope everyone has a nice summer!
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