Filer's Files #38 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
September 25, 2000, Sponsored by Electronic Arts, C. Warren
Webmaster - [email protected].



In recently published memoirs "Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey into the
Unknown", by USAF Colonel L. Gordon Cooper (Ret.) recounts how he chased UFOs
over Germany in his F-86. Following this experience, Cooper was very open
minded about UFOs. He writes, "I knew an Air Force master sergeant assigned
to a team that received an emergency call-out from Washington D.C., to the
Pacific southwest (not Roswell.) He told me they reached a canyon and found
a wreckage at the site. According to his friend -- and I had been around him
enough to consider him a reliable guy -- a metallic disk-shaped object had
crashed, and sitting atop the wreckage were two very human-looking fellows in
flight suits, waving at them. They were hustled away, and the sergeant
never found out who they were or what happened to them."

As a captain stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on May 3, 1957, he
became aware that a metallic, saucer-shaped craft had landed (silently)
sometime after 8:00 a.m. on base property. He alleges that the event was
filmed by a startled technical film crew on assignment 50 yards away, the
craft zooming out of sight when the photographers tried to approach it for a
better camera shot. Cooper writes that, upon learning of the incident, he
telephoned appropriate Pentagon officials, who ordered him to have all the
film developed (but not printed) and to ship it immediately to the Pentagon.
He adds that, before complying, he chose to peek at some of the negatives,
which confirmed the existence of the "saucer" as described to him by the film
crew. Cooper notes that he heard nothing more about the film or the results
of any investigation. Thanks to Dwight Connelly


The newly-discovered Near-Earth asteroid 400 meter space rock (NEA) 2000 RD53
passed our planet on September 17, 2000, without danger of collision. Harv
Howard writes, "Perhaps the UFOs are not only observing earthly natural
perils, but are actually saving us for now and for a long time in the past
from the impacts of asteroids that would have otherwise cleaned our plow. As
for pulsars: when they were first discovered by an English grad student (her
mentor took the credit), the knowledge was kept secret for several months
because it was first assumed that they were intelligent signals. Their
characteristics do exactly fit the model proposed for a Type III civilization
as proposed by N. S. Kardashev. But then, he proposed his three types of
civilizations to explain the earlier discovered quasars which were also
thought to be beacons from advanced civilizations. My personal feeling is
that they are indeed exactly what Kardashev described, but the minds of most
humans cannot accept such a fantastic reality beyond what we humans are
capable of ourselves. Since neither phenomena could be hidden from the
public nor innocent scientific investigators, they had to be acknowledge; but
yet were explained away as unique and totally natural. After all, what
humans would want to believe that there are powers out there with virtually
god-like abilities? Thanks to Harv Howard,
[email protected]


Impact an interplanetary shock wave struck Earth's magnetosphere on September
15, 2000, at 0500 UT (1:00 AM EDT). Geomagnetic effects were mild and there
were no reports of widespread aurora. However, the largest sunspots seen in
nine years are currently on the surface of the sun, and with each rotation of
the sun, they spend a little time aimed directly at the Earth. Known as
Sunspot Group 9169, the blotch on the surface of the Sun covers about 6
million square kilometers (12 times larger than the surface of the Earth).
The group appeared a few days ago, and so far, it has behaved itself, but it
could generate a huge coronal mass ejection in our direction. These result
in spectacular Auroras, the incandescent colored night light occurring
primarily in high latitudes of both hemispheres. This sunspot activity may
generate aurora shows, with visibility perhaps reaching as far south as the
Gulf of Mexico. You might take a peak at the night sky during the next few
weeks, when ever the viewing is good and get a peak at the most dazzling show
in decades. Fortunately our atmosphere protects us from most of the
geomagnetic effects. You might watch for UFOs as well since activity seems
to be increasing.


NEW YORK CITY - Peter Davenport reports that on September 8, 2000, the
witness says, "My workmate and I were sitting at lunch in the cafeteria in a
Manhattan building over looking Central Park. We saw a police helicopter
circling the park because of the UN meeting of world leaders. Then, I saw a
reddish/amber object which seemed stationary at first, but then began to move
very slowly. I kept looking and the object now was showing a bright white
color. I pointed that to my workmate and we decided to focus on the object
and the helicopter. It wasn't long before we noticed that the flying object
was actually moving in a circular fashion, traveling and spinning, that was
evident because we could see the bright white color and then reddish/amber.
Sometimes it appeared this was a two-colored object and sometimes one. We
became more curious when we realized that this thing was really moving
upwards and getting smaller and that we now would only recognize the bright
white color. We knew it was not a balloon, nor a helicopter, nor any other
object that we can recognize. We suggested it might be a flying saucer and
we both laughed. I still do not know what the heck this thing was but I know
I had never seen anything like it before.
NEW YORK CITY -- A second report was received on September 8, 2000,
describing a rectangle shaped object spinning around, changing colors
constantly from red to white. New York police helicopters circle around the
area, but they failed to see the object. The witness believed
they are looking down on the city instead of up at the object. Object are
climbing upwards and gets further away. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


WALDWICK - I spoke on the phone with Brian McCrudden who says, "Some of my
family and friends have witnessed strange lights and a triangle shaped craft
in the sky starting on September 5th and continuing thru September 8, 2000."
All sightings happened at night. The footage I shot is an object that
changes form very fast. It looks like a worm at times. It jumps all over
the place changing into different shapes. And at two different times it
emits a green wave of light that is on the film. On September 7th my friend
and I saw an extremely bright object moving over the tree tops. The light
from the object lit up the woods below like it was day light. We live on
White's Pond and have seen many strange UFOs. One object looked like a
burning candle with a golden yellow center. It moved right over where we
were standing. Frankly we got scared and my friend an I ran like hell back
to the house. The objects seem to be circling our area. Brian indicated
their home is on the standard flight path into Newark and they are use to
seeing standard planes, but these are very different. Thanks to
[email protected] and Larry Clark [email protected].


WAYNE -- I have investigated the Debra Yetman case more thoroughly and the
witness has provided more detailed information concerning her May 15, 2000,
UFO sighting. Debra filled out the MUFON forms and wrote: "Sitting in my
backyard, 2:30 in the afternoon, I was reading Linda Moulton Howe's book "Glim
pses of Other Realities, Vol. II". I don't know what made me look up other
than wishing to myself how much I wish I knew for sure if these are real
occurrences. I still remember the absolute shock I felt because they were
not like anything I ever read or heard about from other people. They were
just above the tree line so you could see it was not a bird, kite, balloon or
plane. Two solid black objects moving at a 'fast pace.' There was no
lights, no sound, nothing else to see! It was so close, I could see that
they appeared totally solid from my ground point of view. One came right
after the other moving in the formation I drew. They were probably the size
of (in length) of a small car. The objects flew over the house then my yard
and me! They then flew over the trees in my yard which are very high, 75 to
100 feet tall continuing out of sight once over those trees. My reaction was
shock and disbelief in my own eyes, because I could not imagine what they
were. Still I can't except they must be UFOs. There was no chance to run
and get a camera, it happened so fast. The dog was scared and wanted to go
in. She didn't bark, but ran to the door with her tail between her legs. I
went with her, and got scared and stayed inside for awhile. No one else was

Editors Note: During September there have been almost nightly sightings in
this general area of Northern New Jersey only ten miles west of New York
City. Debra made a nice drawing of the two black objects that were rectangle
in shape. Assuming they were twenty feet long they were about two feet thick
and three feet wide. Moving north east at 50 mph they flew directly over the
witness at an altitude of 100 feet. They look similar to the shape of a two
by four. This particular odd shape flying wing has been seen in New Jersey
before. One was see flying over Teterboro Airport by aircraft engineers and
by police in Medford. This general area has had sightings periodically for
fifty years.


HERMITAGE -- On September 9, 2000, my two friends and I were hanging out in
the one friends backyard, which is actually located on the main business
strip of our town. They were sitting at a picnic table and I was standing.
I was talking when I looked up, I saw something fly overhead between two 40
feet trees. I quickly turned and took a few steps to my left and watched the
object disappear into the night sky. My friends got up from the table and
asked, "Did you see that?" We discussed what we saw and each drew pictures
of what we saw. It did not appear to be flying at an altitude greater than a
couple hundred feet. It was absolutely silent. We all saw the same thing.
It was moving west to east but not at a moderate speed. It did not bank like
a plane would and swiftly moved to the right. It consisted of three
rectangular lights, gold-amber in color, not terribly bright, but
distinct--no halos or blurriness to them. It was hazy that night. The
rectangles were in a triangular pattern, one on top, two on the bottom as if
there was one for each point on a triangle. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


BETHLEHEM -- Margaret Kichline writes, "This morning, September 16, 2000, I
went outside to see some deer that were in our neighbors back yard at 6:45
AM." I walked around the back end of our wooded property checking out things
and saw an object traveling very fast, that was silvery white-rod shape. I
ran into my house to get my binoculars. The object looked strange with no
wings at all. It was about an inch to 2 inches in size without the
binoculars and it made no sound. The object had a faint white blinking light
in the center. I followed it until I couldn't see it anymore going toward
the airport in the clear blue sky. I watched it halfway through it's course
and saw a low flying airliner crossing in another direction. It was very low
and I could see it in detail without binoculars. Thanks to Margaret Kichline
[email protected] (Margaret Kichline)


WILMINGTON - On September 16, 2000, a mother daughter and three grandkids saw
a very strange flying triangle. In each corner there was a bright white
light. Each light blinked in turn one after the other. The object just
hovered there and a very faint humming sound could be heard. There seemed to
be a little mist or haze around it. We didn't know what it could be. After
a while in one corner there were two lights that shone, one bright white and
the other was bright red. They flashed as the object slowly started to move
away, then in a bright flash of light it was gone. There was a small trail
of light left behind, but then it soon faded. Thanks to Peter Davenport


MUFON Investigator Rex Peterson writes that the North Carolina story is a
hoax perpetuated by someone who uses various aliases such as Paul Novak,
Grendel 1, Grendel The Martyr, and Sceptic Trooper, etc. Apparently, Paul
Novak chooses to spend a couple hours unashamedly typing out fake UFO

Editor's Note: I have often mentioned, "These are initial reports and need
further investigation." I admit we have difficulty in determining if someone
is dishonest when sending or calling in a report. This particular report was
detailed and several typed pages long. It probably took more than an hour to
write. Most of the key details of the story such as the loss of life in the
Hurricane Floyd , the flooding on Tar River, NC and other details seemed
accurate. Our investigations, phone calls, travel costs are at our cost on a
volunteer basis. The final reports are signed. We consistently find that
99% of the 300 people a month reporting UFO reports are truthful. Generally
people are quite excited by their sighting. These initial reports are
reported has quickly as possible to you the reader, and investigation is done
after the fact usually taking many months. When ever possible our
investigators interview the persons who wrote the report and have them sign a
form indicating their willingness to stand behind their report.

As an Intelligence officer and flier who spent twenty years in the Air Force
it came to my attention that UFOs are traveling in our skies at high speeds
in disregard for the safety of the flying public. Almost every major
aircraft accident such as TWA Flight 800 and EgyptAir 990 often involve
reports of UFOs often by hundreds of people. I personally chased a UFO while
in the Air Force while serving in England. London Control directed our
intercept of the target UFO that was hovering over the Stonehenge area. UFOs
are treated very seriously by the government, millions of pages of government
documents have already been released. My experiences have shown me that this
is very serious to the US and UK. High ranking retired military personnel in
France, recently released their historic document "UFOs and Defense: What
Should We Prepare For?" written by the French Association. Initiated by
four-star General Bernard Norlain, former Commander of the French Tactical
Air Force and Military Counselor to the Prime Minister, COMETA, or "Committee
for In-Depth Studies", is composed of French generals, admirals, engineers,
doctors, physicists, and other high-ranking officials including the Chief of
National Police, and the Research Director of the French equivalent of NASA.
Cooperation between various governments is encouraged. China has asked for
international cooperation partially do to a UFO and commercial aircraft

Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo 14 astronaut who was the sixth man to walk on
the moon, strongly supports such cooperation. Along with five-star Admiral
Lord Hill-Norton, the former head of the British Ministry of Defense and
Major Gordon L. Cooper, one of America's original seven Mercury astronauts,
Mitchell is calling for Congressional hearings to shed light on the UFO
question. "People have been digging through the files and investigating for
years now. The files are quite convincing. Occasionally the skeptic will
attempt to hoax a sighting, but I personally feel they do more damage to
their own cause than they realize. Our goal is to obtain valid sightings and
to determine exactly what is going on.


LA GRANGE - Researcher John Thompson writes, "I had a person in my office say
that they along with 4 other adults saw a triangle shaped craft, with four
large non-blinking lights Labor Day night. It was going north towards
LaGrange. It was very high, and moved at a speed like a satellite. A large
central brilliant white light on its bottom came on. The light,
interestingly, faded on and faded off like a dimmer is twirled and then
twirled back quickly. The light expanded and then rapidly contracted. After
flying past they heard a "dim humming noise" like a B-2 Stealth bomber makes
which one of the witnesses has seen fly over during an airplane show in
Columbus. No one thought it was an airliner. No lights were seen blinking
or of any other color besides white. It was seen at 10:00 PM on September 4,
2000, on a clear night. Their drawing of the craft shows a huge diffused
light covering about half of the triangle shaped craft they saw. The three
other white and much smaller lights were at each corner of the craft. Thanks
to John Thompson


TUPELO -- On September 16, 2000, a silvery disc flew from west to east
against clear blue sky. My wife had called me out to view the contrails
crisscrossing the morning sky. I retrieved my binoculars to try to identify
the aircraft when the disc appeared just below a fresh con-trail. I pointed
it out to my wife, and she saw it without the aid of binoculars. The disc
was about 10,000 feet high and the sighting lasted from 20 to 30 seconds.
Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LAJES FIELD -- Henry Deitchman writes, "During the many years of my life as
an Air Traffic Controller, it was always a fantasy of mine to one day see a
UFO. In 1973, my fantasy was realized while working as a controller at the
Radar Approach Control at Lajes Field, Azores Islands in the middle of the
Atlantic. My first few months there were quiet, but then the Arab/Israeli
War started and the USAF started resupplying Israel with arms. During the
entire time of the resupply airlift, a few weeks, the radar and tower
controllers encountered not less than one UFO incident per day. It got so
bad that we even started sending out NAVY P-3 Sub Chasers our electronic
warfare airplanes, covertly, to try to identify where they were coming from,
but all efforts proved useless. The UFO's would follow our aircraft during
the day and even make low approaches to the runway at night. None of the
controllers were afraid of collisions, but it did bother us keeping in mind
who we were in control of and who the observers were. Before you ask, yes,
we did have fun with them. Occasionally we would turn an F-4 to chase them,
not that we thought we could catch something that fast, but it kept us all
honest and broke the monotony. All considered, it was a fantastic
experience. Except the debriefing afterwards by some officers sent in from
the states." Thanks to CAUS and Henry Deitchman


Australian researcher Barry Taylor reports a local lady contacted him
regarding a mysterious 'cross' that had appeared on her arm during the night.
Also, there were mysterious 'finger' print marks on her bedroom mirror. The
question is, "did the same 'entity' that scratched the cross on her arm,
leave these mysterious finger prints on her bedroom mirror? A full DNA
sampling of the prints was undertaken with the assistance of the Scientific
Research group 'Phenomena Research Australia.' The results showed NO Human
DNA, in fact no DNA at all of what could have made these prints. There was
an unusually high density bacterial culture found in the prints. This is
also unexplainable. the physical proof we are looking for that
'inter-dimensional beings ' are visiting Humans in their own homes at night?
Or does it have an 'Earthly' explanation, and all we have to do is find it?
Thanks to Barry Taylor
[email protected]> The print images and
details are now posted at:


Bill Velek, Pro-Gun Judge and Prosecutor writes: "I thought you all would
like to see the real figures from Down Under." It has now been a year since
gun owners were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to
be destroyed by the Australian government, a program costing taxpayers more
than $500 million dollars. The first year results are: In Australia
homicides are up 3.2 percent, assaults are up 8.6 percent, and armed
robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria
alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. (Note that while the
law-abiding citizens turned in their guns, the criminals did not.) For 25
years we had a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has
changed drastically upward in the past year, since the criminals now are
guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. There has also been a dramatic
increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly. Australian politicians
are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased after such the large
cost of ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience proves
what happens when guns are taken from the hands of honest citizens. Gun
control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens. At least 83,000,000 gun
owners behaved peacefully today. Thanks to: Bill Velek


Demand for oil is at an all time high causing prices to soar. Many emerging
nations are using more oil than ever before. China for example, now uses
33.9 million barrels every day, more oil than the US and Europe combined.
The US produces 12% of the world's oil, yet consumes 26% of it. During the
last five years, the U.S. demand for oil went from 17.7 million barrels per
day to 19.9 million barrels, a 12% jump, according to the EIA data. The US
has the ability to produce more oil, but it would require drilling in Alaska.
Saudi Arabia provides 60% of the oil from the Persian Gulf. Surprise, IRAQ
is America's SECOND BIGGEST OIL SUPPLIER, 29% of the total American oil
imports from the Persian Gulf. Perhaps if we quit bombing Iraq, the price of
oil would fall. It might surprise you to learn that OPEC accounts for about
40% of the world's oil supply. The US and many European nations went to war
to defend Kuwait and its oil in 1990, but they only provide 10% of the U.S.
Persian Gulf imports. OPEC is an eleven nation oil cartel that fixes the
price of oil worldwide. This price -fixing organization is illegal under the
antitrust laws in most advanced nations. Higher oil prices may be key to the
US election.


Tim Cooper advises that the CIA and JIOA had created files on von Braun in
1945 and he and his brother were interrogated after they surrendered to the
U.S. Army. Von Braun was smuggled into Canada by the OSS first, and then
came to the U.S. through Operation OVERCAST. Approximately 100 of von
Braun's rocket team were secretly working for the U.S. Army's Rocket Division
at White Sands and Fort Bliss from 1945-1947 under a one-year contract which
was periodically renewed. In 1947 Operation OVERCAST was changed to
PAPERCLIP after it was known that Truman approved of the recruitment of the
German team. Von Braun was allowed to cross into Mexico under the
supervision of Army CIC to recruit more Germans but were later restricted to
Fort Bliss and White Sands until 1948. Army CIC purged his PAPERCLIP file
before being investigated by the State Department and FBI and was cleared of
war crimes. Approximately 200 Nazi scientists were similarly protected from
extradition orders to stand trial at Nuremberg. Please see;

THE 11TH GREAT UFO CONGRESS will be held at the Days Inn in Bordentown, NJ on
October 7 and 8, 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 Origins of Civilizations,
James Mosely - A Skeptical Ufologist and Sam Sherman - Edwards AFB Encounter


Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on
recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has noticed that when NASA is picking up
UFOs they have tendency to first zoom in to observe the UFO better and then
they cut the feed to the outside world. Jeff spends hundreds of hours
watching the shuttle broadcasts from space. He is now an expert on NASA
missions and even those onboard the shuttle are likely to see what Jeff does.
He has gained his experience from watching numerous shuttle missions and
using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between
space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. Using his experience you can also
learn the difference. One segment has 24 UFOs watching the shuttle from
space. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any
jury that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to:
Jeff Challender
2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011

US GOVERNMENT UFO PROOF RELEASED: Audio tapes of a genuine UFO Alert at
Edwards Air Force base and studied by the Foreign Technology Division at
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, are now available for distribution to the
public. Sam Sherman's audio documentary tape called THE EDWARDS AIR FORCE
BASE 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 AFB. Tower operator
Sgt. Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the Air Defense
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. The
UFOs are described and a decision is made to launch F-106 fighter
interceptors. You are there for an important part of UFO history. Hear it
for yourself, it's the best UFO tape ever made. Tape cost is $14.95 each
plus $2.00 for shipping - total $16.95 -- (for overseas orders-out of US -
add $6.00 shipping cost --total -- $20.95) you can send either a personal
check or money order to: Independent International Pictures Corp, Box 565,
Dept. GF, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857.

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