Filer's Files #50 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
December 18, 2000, Sponsored by Electronic Arts; Webmaster
C. Warren - [email protected].

UFO reports are few as UFO aircrews get ready for a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Reports
come in from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas, Canada,
Scotland, and Poland


At Christmas time it might be rewarding to review ancient manuscripts that
have resulted in most of the Western World celebrating Christmas. As you
know, the basis for all Christian religion is the Bible and we shouldn't
forget that the first five books in the Bible are the Torah which is the
basis for Judaism. I'm well aware that many scientific readers feel that
UFOs have nothing to do with religion, but lets look at what the Bible
written over two thousand years ago actually says. For example, we're told
angels are sent to watch over you. You have a choice to ignore this
information, or to accept its full meaning. We know the Torah and the Bible
are filled with references to angels, clouds, and heaven. The key to
understanding the true meaning of the Bible is to define the important words
that might be related to UFOs, so I looked up some key words in the "Unger
Bible Dictionary" that is considered the best dictionary for 'defining the
Bible and clarifying unfamiliar names, places and objects.' Merrell F. Unger
Th.D., Ph.D., plus several other scholars wrote this dictionary based on
their life time of studies. Unger defines Angel: "In its most common use in
Scripture the word angel designated certain spiritual and superhuman beings
who are introduced to us as messengers of God." Angels appear most
frequently and conspicuously in connection with coming and ministry of our
Lord. They are personal, sinless, immortal beings, existing in great number,
and in close relation not only with individual men but also with the history
of God's kingdom. It is clear that Satan and his fallen angels (demons) were
created sinless and later fell." Another scholar who personally spent over a
100,000 hours of study and 43 years of searching is Finnis Jennings Dake and
his family. "Dake's Annotated Reference Bible" tells us angels have bodies
similar to men, eat, walk, fight, wrestle, fly and have intellectual powers
and passions similar to men but come from heaven. Angels are mentioned 298
times in the Bible and almost all are stories that relate to helping man grow
spiritually and morally.

Unger defines Heaven as follows, "Scripture evidently specifies three heavens,
since 'the third heaven' is revealed to exist and it is logical that a third
heaven cannot exist without a first and second heaven." The first however,
apparently refers to the atmospheric heavens of the birds and clouds. The
second heaven may be the stellar spaces. It is the abode of all supernatural
angelic beings. The third heaven is the abode of the divine plan at present
to populate the third heaven. It is called 'Glory' those who enter will be
perfected forever and made partakers of Christ's fullness, which is all
fullness and which comprehends the very nature of the Godhead bodily. The
apostle John was called into heaven" "Dake's Reference Bible " goes on to say
heaven like Earth is a material round planet created by God and is God's
dwelling place that has great beauty, clouds, cities, streets, mansions,
inhabitants, temples, chariots, horses, food, animals, armies, wars, and is
located in the north part of the universe. Men have been taken there and
lived for thousands of years." Apparently, angels travel from heaven to
Earth aboard a space ship called a 'cloud.'

Cloud: Dr.Unger says, "The allusions to clouds in Scripture, as well as
their use in symbolical language, can only be understood when we remember the
climate, where there is hardly a trace of cloud from May to the end of
September. During this season clouds so seldom appear and rains so seldom
fail as to seem phenomenal, as was the case with the harvest rain. Clouds
are referred to as showing the power and wisdom of God in their formation.
(Psalms 135.6). They are called the clouds of heaven. (Daniel 7-12) windows
above (Isaiah 24:18) Figuratively the clouds are symbols of armies. They are
used to signify God's presence." Two thousand years ago birds were virtually
the only flying objects in the sky, therefore anything that was not a bird
was called a cloud. Birds are only mentioned 27 times in the Bible while a
single cloud is mentioned 107 times and multiple clouds 49 times. When I
visited Israel there were no clouds for almost half a year so it is my
personal feeling that a cloud is another name for Unidentified Flying Objects
flown by angels or messengers. Here are some typical statements about a
cloud or space ship from the Bible:

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along
the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might
travel by day and by night; (Exodus 13:21.13)

The Ten Commandments was brought in a cloud. And the Lord said to Moses,
"Lo, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I
speak with you, and may also believe you for ever." (Exodus 19:9.16)

"The Lord rides on a cloud." (Isaiah 19).

The Bible in my opinion is a wonderful book about UFOs and their messengers
the angels. Regarding Christmas story the Bible says, "In the sixth month,
God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth and a town in Galilee, to a virgin
pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The
virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings you are
highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his
words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said
to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be
with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God
will give him the throne of his Father David, and he will reign over the
house of Jacob forever, his kingdom will never end. "How can this be" Mary
asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?' The angel answered, The Holy Spirit
will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will over shadow you. So
the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God! (Luke 1-verses 26 to
35). Two thousand years later, much of world celebrates this birth of Christ
the Son of Man at Christmas.

And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
glory. [Luke 21:27.13]

These extraterrestrial visitors or angels are sent from the Third Heaven
aboard amazing craft called clouds in the Bible. These angelic visitors are
real according to most of the great historic religious writings of mankind.
It seems reasonable that the stories are not myths, but are based on actual
visits by messengers, visitors, watchers, ET, angels, or what ever you choose
to call them. They are given credit for bringing gifts such as writing, and
morality based on the Ten Commandments to Earth. Thousands of books have
been written describing their interactions with Earth. If you visit the
great temples and churches around the world, almost all have the story of an
angel who oversaw their construction. Often there are similar stories of
strange UFOs in the sky. Several of my friends claim they were visited and
even healed by angels. All that happens in the world may not be simply be by
chance. Angels may be controlling things more than we suspect. So remember
when you enjoy Christmas it all started with an angel. Here are some more
interesting quotes: "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard
you in all your ways.
And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a
cloud took him out of their sight." (Acts 1:9.18)
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud,
with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs
like pillars of fire. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to
them, "Come up hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven
in a cloud. (Revelation 10 and 11)
"He (Christ) was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them,
and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well
pleased; listen to him." (Matthew 17) Now that you know some of
definitions of the Bible, where thousands of prophesies have already been
full filled it becomes exciting reading. "Have a Merry Christmas!"


NEW YORK CITY -- Greg T. writes, "I had a sighting of a UFO on December 15,
2000 at 4:15 PM, I went outside my office building for a cigarette, and was
looking east, above a tall crane and the UPS office building when I saw a
slow moving object. It was black, and appeared to be very high up moving
west like a flock of birds flying in a "V" formation. The object stopped
moving and hovered remaining in the same position for about two minutes. The
shape changed and it looked more like a small black square, with a protrusion
on its side. I assumed it was a helicopter but it seemed too high and was
about the size of my pinky finger's nail. It hovered, then moved westward
again slowly. At this point, I no longer had the feeling I was seeing
something identifiable, and decided that I needed to show someone else what I
was seeing. I got Phil the porter to come out and have a look. Phil acted a
little bewildered and stared at it, then shrugged his shoulders and went
inside. As it slowly continued westward, it was approaching the top of the
crane. There were no smoke or contrails. I noticed a second object that was
the same as the first. This object didn't move and remained stationary. The
first object stopped again, not too far from the second with the crane
between the two. Mark a coworker came by and I asked him to look and pointed
out the objects. He saw them and was as bewildered as I was. We both
observed the objects for two more minutes and we agreed they were not
helicopters. Mark went into work and I had to return, since I had been gone
for almost 15 minutes. People across the street and Mat another engineer saw
these bewildering things. Thanks to Greg T and Larry Clark
[email protected]


TRENTON HAMILTON - MUFON's Pat Marcattilio, who is also called Dr. UFO
regularly holds a monthly UFO meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at
the Hamilton Library. Pat received a half page write up in the Trenton Times
on November 26. He and President Jimmy Carter shared the front page of
Section A. Pat had his first encounter at the age of 22, when he and his
wife saw a "very bright, bluish white light" in the sky. "All of a sudden,
it took a right hand turn and shot to the horizon like a bullet from a gun,"
explains Marcattilio. "Wow we both said, that was no satellite!" Pat has
had regular conferences since 1990.


POCONO MOUNTAINS -- Pat Marcatillio provided me with the following report
that last August in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania a contractor was
building a house in the mountains. He stayed at the property during the
night. On a very dark night and he suddenly noticed dancing lights through
the woods. He happened to have a camera with him, so he took photos of the
strange lights. Later when the film was developed it showed six human like
figures that appeared to be dancing in the woods wearing hoods. Three
figures were red in color, one was blue, one green and one yellow. The human
like figures appear to have their arms around each other dancing in a half
circle. There faces could not be seen. There are similar stories of
Leprechauns and other folk dancing in similar ways throughout history.
Thanks to Pat Marcattilio. See


WALDWICK -- Joe Furando writes that on the evening of November 22, 2000, at
12:05 PM, I was on my way home to Montvale when I spotted an unusually bright
light just over the western tree-line. I became concerned when I realized
how low it was flying. I slowed down and brought the car to a stop to get a
better look. The shape was triangular and this was NO plane. It had a low,
quiet jet engine sound almost inaudible over the sounds of the cars on Route
17. It was moving slow, and I got of the car as it flew over head! It was
flying just over the trees and was a solid triangle, with red and green
lights and two closely placed very bright white lights towards the center of
the craft. It was so close to the ground, I could even make out the small
bump in the back where it should have been flat like a triangle. It followed
Sheridan Avenue south and directly back toward Waldwick. The double lights
were striking! Thanks to Joe Furando,
[email protected]


OREGON -- I was sitting in my living room Thanksgiving morning watching TV,
when I heard an unusual slow low frequency modulating hum. I looked through
the sheer drapes and noticed quite a few lights directly east moving
northbound. When I parted the drapes, I had expected either helicopters or
planes, but was stunned by the enormity of the 'one' triangular object that I
saw. The object was bigger than a football field, had one red light in the
bottom middle with smaller white lights in each of the corners. It was
charcoal gray to black and surrounded by a dull orangey faint glow. It moved
slower than stall speed for an aircraft in a northeastern direction. It just
cleared a radio tower, of which there are several in the direction it was
headed. The hum sound it emitted was neither a prop, or jet engine as I am
familiar with both of these. I am a 38 year old music teacher, and have
programmed sounds on synthesizers regularly, and relate it to a low
modulating frequency with a slow sweeping resonance effect. I used up a
little time trying to look for a camera, and decided to give up the search
for one, and step outside to get a better look. By the time I was outdoors
it took about 20 seconds to disappear over the northeastern neighborhood
rooftops. The conditions that morning were overcast, and still dark out at
6:30 AM. Thanks to Kenny Young.
[email protected] (Kenny Young)


ELM GROVE - on November 27, 2000, a Triangle shaped craft flying at 3,000
feet altitude, heading northeast was sighted at 10:30 PM by two witnesses.
It had large with bright white lights on all 'ends' of triangle and bright
smaller red light off-center of object. The husband was ex-military and
familiar with various aircraft, but could not identify the object. The
object had an extremely loud "droning" sound. The object was the size of a
thumbnail at arm's length. He was in his office when he heard the craft and
went on back porch to observe. There was an extraordinary amount of
air-traffic that day with 'angel hair' falling for good part of day. My
husband and I observed 10 similar triangle craft awhile back and reported
same. Those craft, also same droning sound, same shape, altitude, and
direction heading. The unusual "droning" is what first draws attention.
Never heard similar sound associated with any type aircraft before. Thanks
to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SONORA -- On Saturday evening, December 9, 2000, Michael Hunter drove out
into the rangeland to observe the International Space Station with its
newly-installed 240-foot solar wings and the space shuttle Endeavor attached.
The space station is now the third brightest object in the night sky. At
7:10 PM, Hunter reported, while watching the space shuttle that was moving
east, "I noticed two objects moving at a high rate of speed, which took about
two minutes to go from the southwest to the northeast." They looked like two
very bright stars, only bright white lights. There was no navigation
flashing lights like on airplanes. I also noticed they did not have a white
trail behind them like the shuttle. I do not know their altitude, but they
were much higher than the shuttle because they passed over the white trail
that the shuttle left behind. "Thanks to: UFO Roundup Vol 5, #50 12/14/00
Editor: Joseph Trainor

Editor's Note: Jeff Challender reports that numerous UFOs have been video
taped from the Shuttle Endeavor, STS 97 during the recent rendezvous with the
International Space Station. It seems likely that whoever is piloting the
UFOs are interested in the latest human activities in space. The UFOs have
speed much greater than the space station or shuttle and often operate
heading in the opposite direction of all manmade space objects.


YUKON -- Shelley Ritter MUFON field investigator reports, "On December 4,
2000, my friend and I went for a walk at 7:30 PM, when we noticed this huge,
black solid triangular shaped craft." It was silently hovering over Yukon at
45 degrees above the horizon. On the back end of the craft was a pulsating
red light that moved from right to left. We ran to my house to grab my
binoculars to get a better look. We saw yellow, white, blue and green lights
underneath of this craft, but I couldn't see how the lights were fixed
because of distortion. It started heading east, so we jumped into my truck
and drove to Czech Hall Road but it had disappeared from sight. It was the
size of a city block square or larger. I have a sketch of what we saw that
night. Thanks to Shelley Ritter
[email protected]


BRITISH COLUMBIA -- LT. Col Charles D. writes, "I had a very interesting
incident involving a UFO while flying an F-102 in 1958." While on alert duty
with the 318th in British Columbia, we scrambled to intercept two bogies on a
090 degree heading. While being vectored to the location, I observed a white
light. I was flying on a 270 heading and the light was to my 1300 position.
The light continued towards my aircraft. As it approached, I noticed the
light had a fuselage body behind it. Just prior to the light hitting my
aircraft it veered to the south. My partner also observed it. After
identifying the two bogies as Canadian civilian aircraft, we returned to
base. While positioning my aircraft for final approach, I again observed
this white light directly ahead of me. I believe the runway we were using
was 29 so that would have put the light at about the same heading. After
landing, we were debriefed inside the Combat Alert Control (CAC). We were
told that radar at Blaine Air Force Station also picked up this white light
(object). I never did find out what it was. Thanks to Charles Candlelite100


STIRLING -- Andrew Hennessey writes that, "The best most convincing several
hours of UFO camcorder footage was filmed by Brian Macphee just north of one
of the worlds busiest UFO hotspots. Brian is an accomplished cameraman and
filmed it all in broad daylight in good light and on digital video at its
absolute best with various filters. The incredible footage which includes
hours of irrefutable silver discs maneuvering in the skies. The video
includes glowing orbs, and a detailed close up of a rod shaped UFO. The
images are clear. There are several minutes footage of a massive glowing
organic wriggling plasma ship. Angel hair vapor that remains a solid spiral
suspended in the sky even after the vapor trails of passing jets have long
dispersed. The three hour video will be called UFOs over Scotland. This is
high resolution digital video in excellent light and weather, filmed by a
steady hand. Thanks toAndrew Hennessey
[email protected]


On December 11, 2000, on at least nine RAF fighter jets were observed flying
in a northerly direction over the Scottish capital at 2:30 PM. The fighters
were at very high altitude emitting short length contrails that dissipated
very rapidly. At this time, other 'contrails' or cloud formations were
observed. The characteristics which made them so apparent were as follows:
1: The massive sheer size and scale of these formations as opposed to the jet
fighter contrails. 2: The shape and pattern of these formations were
absolutely dissimilar to any other cloud formation in the sky. 3: These
unusual formations or contrails were observed to be at an angle of 90 degrees
to the direction that the aircraft were traveling in. 4: These unusual
formations were at a much lower altitude than the jet contrails, but higher
than the low level normal type of cloud. It should be noted that the jet
aircraft were not traveling in a group or in formation. These were observed
traveling singularly at intermittent times of approximatly 5 minutes duration
between observations. No other craft or objects were observed in the area
during this entire period, which lasted for an hour. There are no details as
to what happened with these formations, due to daylight rapidly dissolving
into night. For comparison, the same area of sky was observed on December
12, 2000, and no abnormal activity was seen whatsoever. Conditions: Slight
wind, clear skies, dry, scattered low clouds. Thanks to Michael


LODZ -- Tomasz Wierszaowicz writes that John while driving saw a UFO on
December 1, 2000, not far from Warsaw in central Poland. The UFO was the
shape of a cigar at about three kilometers distant. The large cigar was
observed at sunset in a clear sky and no clouds. John could see the
reflection of the sun on the object and could see that the object was in the
shape of a cigar. He stopped his car to watch the object that did not appear
to move. It stayed in the same position in the sky for an extended period.
He also saw two white streams coming from the object towards the ground in a
'V' shape. The white streams sometimes were shorter sometimes longer. We
expect more detailed information. Thanks to Tomasz Wierszaowicz in Poland.


SOUTHERN SKY - A group of southern astronomers have found three new planets
orbiting stars similar to our sun. The three new planets are 150 light-years
from Earth. They are the first to be found by the Anglo-Australian Telescope
in Australia. One of the new planets is a gas giant, about the size of
Jupiter. It is circling Epsilon Reticulum in the 'habitable region' of its
parent star suggesting liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. The
smallest of the newly discovered planets is an object called a "hot Jupiter"
because it sits just six million kilometers from its parent star, HD179949 in
the constellation Sagittarius. The planet, with a mass that's 84 per cent of
our Jupiter, orbits the star in only three days. The third of the new
planets is almost twice as massive as Jupiter and circles a star called mu
Ara, in the constellation Altar. The discovery brings the total number of
known exoplanets to over fifty.


I get numerous letters from peoplewho feel there is a connection between
religion and UFOs. Here is a typical letter from Donna B who writes, "When I
started "investigating" and consciously looking for UFO's I asked God to show
me the way and keep me on the path of truth." I sight UFOs pretty regularly,
and have made the statement in web postings that abductees could have control
over their situation by simply saying no while invoking the name of Jesus
Christ. I got a lot of laughter and debunking over that one, but several
weeks ago, I sighted a UFO in the western sky, so thought I would try it
myself. After watching it for a few minutes, I said (outloud) "Leave my
sight and my atmosphere in the name of Jesus Christ." Immediately, it
blinked out. Now my prayers are "How are the UFO phenomena connected to
God?" No answers yet. But more and more I am leaning toward the belief that
as human beings, we are part of two worlds -- both the 3D and dimensional
world seen only in our peripheral vision, dreams, etc. and have been since
the beginning of history. The only difference now is how perception has
changed from belief in the "supernatural" to belief in scientific reality.
In my opinion, now is the time for the two to merge into "supernatural
reality". The physical evidence will come when the timing is right. Thanks
to Donna B.

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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 unlikely 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


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