Filer's Files #37 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
September 18, 2000, Sponsored by Electronic Arts, ChuckWarren
Webmaster site - [email protected].


During the opening ceremony of the Australian Olympics, at around 8:35 PM
EST, a giant cloth was raised slowly from the floor of the arena. On it was
one of the most important Windjina icons in the 100,000 year old Aboriginal
culture. The Australian Aborigines history seems to indicate that
extraterrestrials visited Australia in the distant past. In 1847, Sir George
Grey discovered ancient Aborigine writings and Wandjina hieroglyphics
that depict a ten foot giant wearing a helmet and space suit. Thanks to John
W. Auchettl and Phenomena Research Australia [PRA]


UFO activity has started to pickup as the weather cools north of the equator.

I have noticed that the watchers take interest in various natural occurrences
and disasters. They almost seem to know what is going to happen and move
into position for observation. For example, UFOs are often reported near
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, and hurricanes. Our satellites
often pick up uncorrelated targets not in the computer data base indicating UFOs
operate in space. We can assume the watchers advanced technology understands
the intricacies of the world around us, By keeping an eye on
their activities we may be able to predict future events. On September 12,
2000, the Sun unleashed a surprising powerful full-halo coronal mass ejection
(CME). The leading edge of the CME reached the Earth on Thursday, Sept
14, 2000. Three more coronal mass ejection's are heading toward Earth
following solar eruptions on Friday and Saturday. The CMEs could trigger
aurora at middle-latitudes when they arrive tonight and tomorrow. A severe
geomagnetic disturbances including aurora at middle latitudes when the shock
front arrives.

Over two hundred Near Earth Orbit asteroids detected have also been
detected in the last five years. Some asteroids have been reported hitting
the sun. In addition, after a long period of low seismic activity our Earth
has been hit by a sharp increase in earthquakes in the last two weeks hitting the
Pacific Rim locations of Taiwan, Indonesia, Tonga Islands, and Qinghai,
China. These earthquakes are often followed by earthquakes in North and
South America. For those readers who live in California you may have major
Earthquake activity. Often animals pick up trouble beneath their feet and
try to run away when an earthquake is imminent. So watch your animals
and the UFOs for predictions of trouble. It is reasonable to assume that all
these factors may be related to what goes on in the world around us. For
example, the sun's activity appears to be related to snow storms and other
weather patterns. Heavy flooding has been reported in Japan and the United
Kingdom. Some researchers have even suggested the UFOs may be manipulating
the weather. This cycle of activity may be more closely related
than any of us suspect. I once studied cycles in relationship to the stock
market. Many strange cycles are repeated every few years that seem to
effect the stock market. I don't know what it might mean, but mankind may
also be influenced. We're having elections in Yugoslavia, depending who
wins we may have further invasions. To add to our woes many large animals
are becoming extinct at a high rate. This week Time Magazine declared in
major coverage that it may be "too late" to save the planet. Space Weather is

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are listed on Harvard's College of
Astronomy website


Dan Reichel, who has a PhD in physics from CalTech and Michigan writes, "I
owe it to myself to stand up for what I believe to be true, rather than be
bandied about by the opinions my peers might subsequently have of me."
Their opinions on such matters are unfortunately the result of prejudices and
lack of information. I am certainly not the first PhD educated physicist to
come out in support of the UFO phenomenon, and I have no doubt that I will
not be the last! "I think one of the biggest problems these days is that
everyone seems to be content in treating UFOs, crop circles, transient lunar
phenomena, extraterrestrial sightings, alien abductions, the Cydonia region
of Mars, ancient astronauts, pyramids, etc., as many unrelated phenomena."
Author Zecharia Sitchin certainly went a long way toward tying many of these
together with his book, "Genesis Revisited." Unfortunately for the readers
of Krapf's book, "The Contact Has Begun," it sits rather like the District of
Columbia, and most readers may not realize that it is surrounded by a whole
continent of additional, related information -- that tells a much larger
story than many might be willing to put in print (lest they end up with
burning crosses on their front lawns with suggestions like "the Anunnaki created Adam and Eve",
or, as Timothy Good alleged in one of his books, they genetically engineered
the personality of an embryo implanted in a woman 2000 years ago --
whoever that might be (?), to teach us to be good and kind to each other --
a lesson many of us have yet to learn). How many are ready to understand
that the underlying meaning behind what Krapf has written is that the
Nephilim of the Old Testament will be returning in 2002? How many know that the
true meaning of "apocalypse" is "unveiling" -- not at all anything like
"Armageddon"? Most movies and movie-preview-hype I have seen seem
to use "apocalypse" and "Armageddon" as if they are synonyms, while an
end to US government secrecy surrounding UFOs and EBEs is, in fact, an
apocalypse, as is a formalized return of the Nephilim/Anunnaki after many
centuries of "remaining hidden in the background." I'll be meeting with one
of the priests of my Roman Catholic parish to discuss such matters this
Thursday evening. Hope I don't end up excommunicated! Thanks to:
Dan Reichel, Ph.D..


Greg Avery the MUFON State Director who obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) from
Tulane University in 1976, sent me a video taken mostly near his home.
The video shows what appear to be commercial aircraft making contrails that
crisscross over his home. The aircraft appear indistinct but this may be do
the distance. The contrails appear much thicker and heavier than normal.
As the camera zooms into the contrail dark disc shaped objects can be
viewed flying in the vicinity of the contrails. These dark objects or hockey
puck like objects may be changing the contrails in some way. Later in the
day a pattern of hazy clouds followed by cloud cover develops. Thanks to
Greg Avery (JD)
[email protected].


SUMTER -- An Air Force Senior Master Sergeant writes that he has
noticed essentially the same set of circumstances as Filmed by Greg
Avery. Actually similar reports are coming in from various places in the
US followed by cloudy skies and heavy rains. These may simply be
coincidental occurrences but again a pattern seems to be developing.


In Jacques Vallee, "Passport to Magonia" there is a famous UFO sighting
that took place in Japan in 1235, which represents one of the first
scientific investigations of a sighting. General Yoritsume and his army
observed mysterious lights in the heavens. The lights were seen by large
numbers of the Japanese Army causing excitement as the UFOs circled, swinging, and
moving in loops above the encampment. The General ordered a full scale
scientific investigation and the key scientists of Japan gathered together to
provide an explanation. Their answer seems very similar to ones we observe
today. The answer read that the scientists had agreed that the UFOs were
completely natural, it is only the wind causing the stars to sway."
In 1361, a flying object about twenty feet in diameter emerged from the
inland sea off western Japan.

The painting of the Madonna and Saint Giovannino, in the Palazzo Vecchio in
Florence is attributed to the 15th Century school of Filippo Lippi. The
craft is hovering over the Madonna and child with a small angel apparently
holding the baby Jesus. The craft is an oval or discoid shape with radiating
gold spikes of light are painted around the perimeter. It's a fine painting
of the UFOs seen today.

Berne Bennett from Tampa MUFON writes that a painting by the Italian master
Carlo Crivelli adorns the Church of the Annuziata in Ascoli, Italy. The
work, painted in the year 1486, clearly shows a hovering craft, appearing
much the same as modern depiction's of UFOs, emitting rays of light. The
painting, called "The Annunciation," is only one of many medieval and Renaissance
masterpieces that depict a UFO. All of these paintings depict aircraft that
cannot be explained in terms of the technology of that era. We may,
therefore, consider the possibility that the masters were depicting craft
from an alien civilization.


KEENE -- Brian Crystal reports a good friend sighted a disk flying above
Marlboro Street on September 5, 2000, It was a clear daylight sighting of a
craft moving towards the southeast at 12:30 PM. It was flying in a straight
line faster than an airplane at only a thousand feet up. There was no
contrail and no sound. The UFO was quite bright and could possibly have been a
reflection of the bright sun during this particular time. The disc appeared
white, not silver-white like airplanes, and suddenly disappeared. I told the
local Keene Sentinel Newspaper about the sighting the day after, but was
told by reporter there needs to be more than one sighting. Please feel free
to share this sighting and let me know if anyone else has had a similar one.
Thank You and God bless. Thanks to Brian Crystal
[email protected]


LEHIGH VALLEY -- Dan Shope, "Of The Morning Call" Newspaper
reports, "A bright streak across area skies early Saturday, September 11,
2000, prompted calls to dispatch center. Maybe it wasn't "War of the
Worlds" or "Mars Attack," but there was something a little creepy about
the sky on Saturday morning about 3:30 AM. Reports came from Northampton
County to Lancaster County that something unusual was seen. It wasn't a
plane, or even a saucer. It was probably a meteor or space junk, according
an official of Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society. "I didn't see it
myself,'' society secretary Ray Hannis of Macungie said. "But someone who
did see it gave me a call. "The way it was described, it was probably either
a meteor or space debris. This light moved from north to south, into
Lancaster County. That's the direction most meteors move. Usually, if the
movement is west to east, it's space debris." A Northampton County
dispatcher late Saturday confirmed the office received reports about the lights. A man who
identified himself as a police officer in the Northampton area called to
report that the object was huge with a color like a welding arc.

A meteor is a bright streak of light that appears briefly in the sky, Hannis
explained. People sometimes call the brightest meteors "fireballs." One
appears when a particle or chunk of metallic or stony matter called a
meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere from outer space. Friction
generated by its passage through the air heats the meteoroid so that it
glows and creates a shining trail of gases and melted meteoroid particles.
Visible about 30 to 60 miles above the Earth, most meteoroids disintegrate
before hitting the ground. Meteoroids can be traveling as fast as 60 miles
per second when they hit the Earth's atmosphere. Most glow for about a
second. Harris' other theory was that debris from man-made spaceships
or satellites had reentered the atmosphere, causing the bright light. But he
was leaning toward a more natural event, a meteor. "They go across the sky,
and then they just wink out,'' Harris said. "They just burn out or explode."
Contact Dan Shope,
Editor's Note: Unfortunately the story didn't tell us how long the welding
torch lasted, but we find most UFO reports last from two to five minutes.


FAYETTEVILLE - A 16 year old was talking on the phone to his girlfriend
on August 21, 2000, when he looked out the window at 11:00 PM, and saw
a bright light. He says, "I couldn't make out the object but it seemed
pretty advanced to travel so fast and then slow down and stop. It speedup
and slowed again. It stayed bright and moving fast for about 30 seconds but
didn't make a sound. It was moving at a fast speed and then just disappeared
or faded out like a star or a light dimming. My girlfriend said, maybe the
secret base nearby may be doing some kind of test flight. There are two
military bases nearby one everyone knows and one is secret. Others in the
family reported a bright light not too far from our house in 1997. My grand
uncle had the same incident before just like what I saw South Carolina near
Summerton. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


John E. Combest, Director Houston UFO Network writes, "I read with
considerable interest the report from Mauk, Georgia where the two witnesses
observed the high-flying UFO in near proximity to a fighter jet aircraft."
The UFO was thought to be connected to the "loud explosion" heard just
immediately prior to the sighting. What I find fascinating about the
description of the UFO is its "pulsing" motion as it "contracted and elongated" in the
direction of motion. I have seen a short segment of color film footage taken
perhaps twenty yeas ago of a UFO as it moves right to left at a slightly
ascending angle and passes over a hilly area. That UFO also appeared to
pulse from point to point wherein it had a certain around shape at each of
those points (perhaps 1,000 feet apart), but when moving from one point to
another along a straight line it seemed to shrink to a small-diameter
elongated shape. This is to inquire if the couple in Georgia captured any of the
scene on video, and whether any other UFOs moved in a similar manner.
Very few UFOs are reported to have such motion, and I suspect the
apparent motion and change of shape are only
illusions caused by the force field propelling the UFO. Thanks John E.
[email protected].


TROUT LAKE -- James A. Gilliland reports that on September 13, 2000, a
very large golden object flew in from the west going east. It was below Mt
Adams about two-thirds from the top. As usual there were no running lights,
no sound and it was brilliant golden white. It was much too close and low to
fit any other category other than a UFO. There was another overhead sighting
as well later that evening. Thanks to James Gilliland
[email protected] ,


ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA -- Today, I received an e-mail message
from MUFON's former Provincial Director for Nova Scotia (Steve MacLean)
advising me of a very recent sighting that he is looking into. On September
11, 2000, at about 12:00 midnight a single witness saw a large white and
amber orb with two red lights hovered for one minute 200 feet above the ground
right in town. He called the police and Coast Guard that night. It moved slowly
to the north and went below trees. It made no sound, had no wings, and did not
revolve. My source is investigating. Thanks to Eugene H. Frison Alian10094

SUDBURY, ONTARIO -- Michel Deschamps reports that between March
and June he received nine UFO reports, but four were the direct result of
projector-type lights being reflected off the clouds at Sudbury Downs racing
track and casino.

DOWLING, ONTARIO -- Vincent Hickey reported on July 20, 2000, that at around
10:20 p.m., he saw a blue light that exploded within seconds of being seen.
Half a second later, a large, bright ball of light appeared from nowhere and
hung there for a few seconds before vanishing. On August 21, at around 9:30
p.m., a Sudbury resident saw two white lights, side by side, that would flash
on and off like the lights at a railroad crossing. The lights would also go
up and down several times, and also move side to side before eventually
disappearing from view. At around 10:25 p.m., my buddy and I were taking a
long walk along Lake Ramsey on August 25, 2000, watching a freight train and
noticed a red light which looked to be at the water's edge. As we walked a
few more yards, we watched in amazement as the red light suddenly zipped
across Ramsey Lake, from west to east and disappeared. It traveled at level
flight with a speed of a jet fighter. The basketball size light remained
bright red flew 5 or 10 feet high.

ALBERTA, GUNN - My cousin and I were driving on August 25, 2000, when we saw
a bright light towards the town of Onoway. We saw two lights one
greenish-blue one red at the front of the craft at 10:05 PM. As it got
closer we saw a third yellow-orange light. The craft was triangular shaped
but was square on the corners. It hovered at 400 meters in altitude, and
started to move westward and flew directly above us. It stayed in the area
for a while before there was a flash like lightning that lit up the sky and
the craft was gone.

MATTAWA , ONTARIO - On August 26 and 27, thirteen miles of north of Mattawa a
Sudbury resident reported that he and his cousin watched as a large white
ball of light floated across the sky at 9:00 PM. It was ten times bigger
than the brightest star. A camper who wasn't much of a believer in UFOs,
said: "Look at that star! How come it's zigzagging like that?" They all
stepped away from the fire and looked up in the sky. The white light was
pulsating with different colors. It started to go up and down, then move from side to side.
It would shoot straight up and come right down again. They were amazed by
what it did and watched it for almost 20 minutes before it disappeared behind
the tree line, over another mountain. Ten minutes later, as they were
talking about a second flash, a third one appeared in the southern sky. It wasn't
high in the sky, but was doing the same thing as the second one, dancing up and
down, zigzagging all over. They watched it for almost an hour before they got
tired of looking at it. Thanks to Michel M. Deschamps
[email protected] MUFON
Provincial Section Director for Sudbury, Ontario (705) 670-2759

VISCOUNT, SASKATCHEWAN -- Two crop circles measuring 45' and 43' diameter,
about 100' apart, were found by a farmer in wheat field September
12, 2000, while combining. He reports no tracks when first found, and very
neat lay, with plants pressed down fairly hard to the ground, but not
damaged. The circles are located well into the field with no nearby roads,
etc., in a relatively remote area of the country, just south of Viscount. Two similar
circles were found at Viscount last year. Thanks to Paul Anderson


GLENROTHES, FIFE -- Thought you might like a look at this photo I took
September 7, 2000, on my Kodak DC215 Digital camera. I was taking photos out
back of my house and did not notice anything unusual. But after I
transferred it from my camera, I couldn't help but notice the 2 bright lights
on it. The Original picture is paint shop pro format. For which I will
keep. If you wish it, it is 3.6 meg in size. Thanks to Mr_Honestt at yahoo
(john) Editors' Note: It appears that two triangle shaped craft are flying in
close formation almost directly behind the other. It is possible that it is
one craft, but we are only seeing part of the object. The brightness is very
typical of many sightings and may represent ionization of the air similar to
plasma or ball lightning. The pixels around the craft do not appear the same
as pixels in the sky around it suggesting that the craft were placed in the
picture from some other photos. Analysis of the photo continues.


UFO Scotland Online reports that an article out of the October Issue of
Popular Mechanics "Science's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries" says: Two recent
discoveries in deep space have dramatically changed the odds that we are not
alone. One involves a mysterious cloud near the center of the Milky Way.
The other involves emissions from pulsars. Using the National Science
Foundation's 12-Meter Telescope atop Kitt Peak in Arizona, astronomers have
discovered sugar in a cloud from which new stars are forming. "It means it
is increasingly likely that the chemical precursors to life are formed in
such clouds long before planets develop around the stars," says Jan M. Hollis
of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The sugar in question is
glycolaldehyde a simpler molecular cousin to table sugar. Its discovery
26,000 light-years away from earth is exiting to astrobiologists because this
8-atom molecule of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen readily combines with other
molecules to form ribose. Ribose is a building block of the nucleic acid
DNA, the chemical carriers of the genetic code found in all living organisms.

At this year's meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Paul LaViolette
offered evidence that pulsars are located and send signals in precisely timed
radio pulses that appear to be some sort of intelligent message, exactly what
remains to be seen. Finding the molecules that form the genetic backbone for
intelligent life on Earth and signals too organized to be random, strengthens
the argument that we are not alone. Thanks to UFO Scotland


BARENTS SEA -- Based on various intelligence reports, I have attempted to
reconstruct the August 12, 2000, sinking of the K-141 nuclear attack
submarine Krusk the pride of the Russian Sub Fleet. The Krusk, commissioned
in 1995, was one of eight active Oscar II class submarines of the new
Northern Fleet. It was one the most powerful weapons systems in the World
that the Chinese wanted to purchase. The Russians were involved in military
naval exercises, that likely included Chinese observers. Two US Los Angeles
attack submarines, the US Memphis and Toledo and the British Splendid
submarines were conducting surveillance of the exercise. The submarine Kursk
carries 24 Granit missiles code-named SS-N-19 Shipwreck that have a
1,600-pound conventional warhead. They can also be armed with an H-bomb
warhead equal to one half million tons of TNT, enough to destroy a city or a
carrier fleet. Shipwreck missiles are stored in launching tubes external to
the inner pressure hull. It may have also carried the newer Stallion
missile. The Kursk reportedly completed a successful firing of the SS-N-19
Shipwreck missile and was reportedly given permission to fire again. The
Russian Naval forces believe they tracked a foreign submarine near the Kursk.
This may have been a sub decoy similar to our unmanned aircraft or an
unidentified submerged object (USO) that our sonar's often track near
submarines. There may have been some confusion on the identity of the
underwater objects, but apparently multiple underwater targets were tracked
by the Russians.

One version of the story is that permission was given to fire an
antisubmarine missile against the intruder. The German newspaper Berliner
Zeitung claims the nuclear-powered cruiser Peter the Great fired a new Granit
missile that accidentally hit their own sub rather than the intruder. The
Russians have strongly denied this version of the story. Allegedly, the weapon, armed with
only a target-seeking head, flew 12 miles before diving into the sea near the
two underwater objects. Antisubmarine missiles are designed to identify and
ignore their own Russian vessels and track the engine noise and magnetic
anomalies radiating from enemy subs. The missile it was thought operated
flawlessly and a short time later a small underwater explosion was detected.

The second version according to General Valery Manilov is that Kursk was
attempting to surface when a foreign submarine with its reinforced keel
traveling in the opposite direction at the depth of about 18 meters ripped through the
Kursks's light external hull and also punctured its hard interior hull.
Russian divers found characteristic marks formed during a dynamic collision of two
objects. The edges of the internal hull near the point of impact are bent
inward. It is clear that there was an impact from the outside. Further,
elements of the superstructure atop the fin of the Kursk were shaved off and the release
mechanism of the detachable rescue vehicle was jammed. The Russians
also claim to have found what looks like the tail of another sub on the

We know that at 11:39 AM, a tremendous explosion was detected by the
Norwegian Seismic Institute measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale. Estimates of
an explosion of 5 tons of TNT have been announced, but this seems much too
small of an explosion to cause such a large Richter reading. The
conventional weapons aboard the Kursk were only a three quarters of a ton of
TNT making an explosion of this size doubtful from within the sub. The
Russians also claim there were no nuclear weapons aboard their sub. The
Richter scale reading of 3.5 indicates a nuclear tactical weapon size
explosion. This large explosion may have led the Russians to believe that an
enemy weapon had deliberately destroyed the Kursk killing their 118 sailors.

The Russians have requested permission to examine the two US submarines known
to be in the area. A collision or even the explosion of the several
torpedoes could not account for exceptional size of the recorded explosion.
The Russians were very angry and apparently considered a response such has
destroying the US and British subs. A retaliation may have led to World War
III. Although, the US news media has never picked up the story, Pravada
claims war was only averted when Soviet leader Putin and President Clinton
had a 22 minute telephone conversation calming emotions. Allegedly, the US
Memphis submarine was tracked by Soviet satellites to Bergen, Norway where it
was given repairs. According to Agence France Presse, US Defense Secretary
William Cohen's rejection of the request from his Russian counterpart Igor
Sergeyev, " has only strengthened the case that the Kursk clashed with
another underwater vessel." Cohen refused the inspection request explaining
that "he did not think it was important or appropriate for the inspection to
take place. "Obviously the Russians do not want to conclude they destroyed
there own sub with their own missile. Therefore, they are concluding it was
hit by the US Memphis. Other reports indicate the front of the Kursk is gone
indicating a tremendous explosion either from within or from the outside.
Some reports list two powerful explosions were recorded. The Russians
certainly must have considered the possibility that a foreign submarine had
attacked and destroyed their submarine possibly in retaliation to the missile
firing. The Russians are obviously very upset about the loss of one of their
newest and finest boats and were considering a massive response. Allegedly,
President Clinton assured the Russians that the US was not involved. One
report claims the Russians have found part of a foreign submarine. Like most
of these incidents it is difficult to sort out what actually happened.

THE 11TH GREAT UFO CONGRESS will be held at the Days Inn in
Bordentown, NJ on October 7 and *, 2000. Scheduled speakers are Tom
Carey -Roswell Crash, Hans Holzer, Life After Death, Antonio Huneeus
UFO Briefing Document, Don Ecker The Dark side of the Moon, Vicki
Ecker - In search f the Secret Keepers, Mike Mannion -Project Mind Shift,
Pat Marcattilio -The Origeins of Civilizations, James Mosely - A Skeptical
Ufologist Sam Sherman - Edwards AFB Encounter


I am contacting all of you to ask for your assistance in urging MUFON members
to vote on the new MUFON Bylaws; either for or against acceptance. This
is the first time in many years that the membership has had an opportunity
to vote on a revision to the Bylaws. The Bylaw committee worked very hard to
arrive at a modern set of Bylaws for your consideration. It is up to the
membership to determine whether or not we proceed to work under the new or
old Bylaws. Thank to John Schuessler MUFON International Director


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