Filer's Files #51 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
December 25, 2000, Sponsored by Electronic Arts; Webmaster
Chuck Warren [email protected].

NORTH POLE -- Christmas Eve night there was a flurry of UFO reports
describing a bright red nosed vehicle seen heading south from the North Pole.
Relatively few UFO sightings have been reported throughout December. UFO
aircrews seem to be on a holiday the last several weeks. The few sightings
have come from New York, Florida, New Mexico, Mexico and England. We review
letters from New Jersey and Australia about their insight into what is

Many readers have sent Christmas cards and I wish to thank you all, and I
hope you will consider this as Christmas card in return. May all the joys of
the season bring you health and happiness throughout the New Year.


We celebrate Christmas throughout much of the world based on the birth of
Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. The logical question is what has this to do
with UFOs? I suggest there is a connection. Carl Sagan in his book, "
Intelligent Life in the Universe" indicated Earth had likely been visited by
extraterrestrials. He states: "Sumer was an early--perhaps the first
-civilization the contemporary sense on the planet Earth. It was founded in
the forth millennium B.C. or earlier. We don't know where the Sumerians came
from. I feel that if the Sumerian civilization is depicted by the
descendents of the Sumerians themselves to be of non-human origin, the
relevant legends should be examined carefully." (page 456) He goes on to ask,
"What might an advanced extraterrestrial civilization want from us?"......He
answere his own question by stating, "One of the primary motivations for the
exploration of the New World was to convert the inhabitants to Christianity
-- peacefully if possible -- forcefully if necessary. Can we exclude the
possibility of an extraterrestrial evangelism?" (Page 463)

Few remember that Angels and their glowing craft had a key role in history of
diverse nations. the Christmas story. Angels are celestial beings believed
to be a messenger or mediator between God and humankind. In ancient
Mesapotomia, ancient Greece, Judaism, Christianity and in Islam angels were
sent as divine messengers to humans to instruct, inform, or command. An
angel visited Mohammed and directed the introduction of Islam. Angels also
function as heavenly warriors and as guardians. Many abductees claim
healing, love and miracles from the angels. Angels are often called the Sons
of God. In traditional Israelite thought, angels were assumed to have the
form of human males, and as a consequence they were sometimes mistaken for

Billy Graham, the evangelical minister and the friend of US Presidents in his
book, "Angels," makes the following surprising statements,
"Some have speculated that UFOs could very well be a part of God's
angelic host who preside over the physical affairs of universal creation.
While we cannot assert such a view with certainty nothing can hide the fact
that these unexplained events are occurring with greater frequency around the
entire world. Some take the detailed descriptions of a highly credible
airline crew and lay them alongside Ezekiel and put forth a strong case ----
such theories are now being given serious attention even by people who make
no claim to believe in the God of the Bible. UFOs are astonishingly
angel-like in some their reported appearances."

Most of the description of angels compares nicely with our available data of
at least one group of the alien visitors. In Genesis, the first book of the
Bible and Torah; angels are described as having bodies with parts such as
hands, feet, eyes, head, voices, mouths, hair, faces and other human body
parts. A few years ago, I had dinner with Zecharia Sitchin the best selling
author of books called the "Earth Chronicles." He told me that Genesis is
true and ought to be read as a historic and scientific document rather than
just a religious one. He felt ancient civilizations are older and much more
technically and scientifically oriented than we once believed. Ancient
Sumerian texts as well as the Bible reveal the existence of angels or
Anunnaki, 'Those who from Heaven to Earth Came.' He felt that only in recent
years has modern science caught up with ancient scientific knowledge.

One interesting fact is that the Bible often mentions the angels in Glowing
Metal craft. The Hebrew word 'hashmal' refers to glowing metal in the
description of the divine glory and brightness and the appearance of fire
from the craft. The descriptions of Ezekiel in the Bible (1:4, 8:2) clearly
indicate brilliant highly polished glowing yellow like brass or electrum an
alloy of silver and gold.

Throughout the Bible and Torah we are told that the angels were able to
introduce life into old women and even virgins. For example, of Abraham at
the age of ninety was barren. Part of God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah
his barren 90 year old wife was to give them a son Isaac. The covenant also
established circumcision as a sign that the Jewish people were part of God's
people and in turn they would be blessed with numerous descendants, material
wealth and spiritual prosperity. Some of these births that appeared
supernatural may have been accomplished by advanced technology. John the
Baptist was also born after the angel Gabriel appeared before Zechariah and
his barren wife Elizabeth. Gabriel said," Do not be afraid Zechariah, your
prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are
to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many
will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the
Lord." (Luke 1:13-25) According to the testimony of modern-day abductees
similar births are occurring today.

The immaculate conception of Mary almost certainly occurred just as the Bible
states; "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High
will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of
God." (Luke 1:35) The immaculate conception could be explained with the use
of modern medical technology. The angel Gabriel could have artificially
inseminated Mary so that she retained her virginity as the Bible indicates.
Jesus would have been the result, and would in fact be the Son of God and the
Son of Man (Mary).

The Living Bible states, these are the facts concerning the birth of Jesus
Christ. "His mother Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while
she was still a virgin she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph,
her fiancé being a man of stern principle, decided to break the engagement
and to do it quietly, as he did not want to disgrace her. As he lay awake
considering this, he fell into a dream and saw an angel standing beside him.
"Joseph son of David," the angel said, "don't hesitate to take Mary as your
wife! For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. And
she will have a Son and you will name him Jesus (meaning 'Savior') for he
will save his people from their sins. This will fulfills God's message
through his prophets. Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She shall
give birth to a Son, and he shall be called 'Emmanuel' (meaning God is with
us)" When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel commanded, and brought Mary home
to be his wife, but she remained a virgin until her Son was born, and Joseph
named him 'Jesus'." (Matthew 1-18 to 25).

"That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding
their flocks of sheep. Suddenly an angel appeared among them, and the
landscape shone bright with the glory of the Lord. They were badly
frightened, but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid! I bring you the
most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior-yes the
Messiah, the Lord-has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will you recognize
him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying in a manager!
Suddenly the angel was joined by a vast host of others--armies of
heaven-praising God: Glory to God in the highest heaven, they sang, "and
peace on earth for all those pleasing him." When this great army of angels
had returned again to heaven, the shepherds said to each other. "Come on!
Let's go to Bethlehem! Let's see this wonderful thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about. (Luke 2) The armies of heaven may
describe UFOs that are often seen in large numbers.

The Bible states, "Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in Judea, during
the reign of King Herod." At about that time some astrologers (wise men)
from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 'Where is the new born King
of the Jews?' for we have seen his star in far-off eastern lands, and have
come to worship him." (Mathew-2.) It would be difficult to follow a star
for many nights to a small town of Bethlehem. One possible explanation is
that the wise men followed the light of a UFO. If you care to make the
assumption that angels and extraterrestrials exist, perhaps they are the


MONTICELLO, SULLIVAN COUNTY -- On December 4, 2000, a large a triangular
flying object was observed in the daytime sky with numerous bright lights.
The object was sighted at 3:00 PM for about a minute. Cloud cover appeared
to limit the sighting to a relatively short time. The object was 500 feet or
less in altitude and appeared different from normal aircraft. Thanks to the
MUFON Worldwide UFO Database.

BUFFALO -- Roger Hoeft III writes, "About July of 1998 at 11:00 PM, I was
returning home from my job at a major trauma center and noticed slow moving
lights in the sky." I live 15 miles due east of the city of Buffalo in a
rural community. As I was turning down a road near my home I noticed slow
moving lights in the sky to my right. They were coming from an extremely
huge "ship" that floated over me. I had turned off my engine to my truck so
that I could hear any sounds. There was a low hum coming from it. There
were 3 or 4 white lights either on the edge or near the bottom. Although it
was dark, there had been enough moon light for me to see the outline of this
thing. It was at least 100 yards long, and 80 feet wide. It was about 200
to 250 feet in the air as it passed over head. I couldn't help but yell
"wow" "this is it!! You've finally seen one!" I wanted to follow it, but by
the time I turned, it was gone. The next day when I was back at work, and
after I had gotten my officers out to their respective posts, I turned to my
friend and said, "Dave, you won't believe what I saw!"-- and he said, "Wait
until I tell you what I saw!" He proceeded to describe the same UFO to me.
He lives ten miles due north of me, and was driving home at about the same
time and we apparently saw the same craft. Last month, the Discovery Channel
ran a story on "UFOs over Illinois." This is what we saw! Thanks to Roger
Hoeft and Dave Marracino
[email protected]


ORLANDO -- On December 9, 2000, a 49 year old manager stepped outside to let
his dogs out and spotted two bright star like objects moving together from
the southwest to the northeast. It was a very clear night with an almost a
full moon in the eastern sky. The witness reports he saw two star like
objects moving across the sky and ran inside to grab his binoculars to look
up at them. It still looked like stars moving. The light from them was
extremely bright. One was right behind the other. (Example ' ' ) They
disappeared behind some tall trees and that was the last I saw of them at
16:32 hours. It lasted about three minutes in total time seen. The objects
were glowing brightly and were last sighted in the northeast. Thanks to the
MUFON Worldwide UFO Database


CARLSBAD -- On December 9, 2000, we saw two brightly lit objects take off in
the east. We were just getting home at 6:00 PM and my husband was unloading
the truck. I turned and looked to the east at the moon. I saw what appeared
to be 4 stars in a row above the moon. I thought that was interesting so I
watched and told my husband to look. As I was pointing out the stars to my
husband, suddenly two of them began to move. They accelerated so rapidly
that within 2 or 3 seconds, they were completely gone. The objects took off
flying in a straight path. There was no noise, they were just gone. We were
both elated at seeing these UFOs. Thanks to the MUFON Worldwide UFO


ROSWELL -- Researcher Fred Wilcox called to tell me that he was in the Army
Air Force for 21 months in World War II. He worked at Roswell Air Force Base
in 1948 as a civilian. He met Walter Haut who had been the Public Relations
Officer at Roswell Air Base and announced the crash of a flying saucer to the
press in 1947. Walter became friendly with mutual friend in 1955, who
claimed Walter Haut told her that he had been in charge of the first crash
site and saw the bodies. The wreck of the craft was in tact, and the 30 feet
in diameter craft was taken to Roswell. Apparently, Walter Haut has told
others this story through the years, but only after getting to know them
exceptionally well. At least one other person who is still alive was also
told Walter's story in the early 50s. Later this person also told Fred
Wilcox about Walter's first hand observation of the crash site. Walter had
been warned to keep his mouth shut and was very careful in telling only
trusted friends. Fred Wilcox claims the New Mexico State Police also had a
picture of the crash site and likely helped escort the craft back to Roswell.
Later the craft was transported to Wright Field aboard a railroad train.
Fred believes the craft had been flying out of a secret base near Orogrande,
New Mexico since 1941. Thanks to Fred Wilcox of Amalogordo, New Mexico.


MEXICO CITY -- Francisco Trujillo of the NTX Mexican News agency contacted me
to determine MUFON's opinion of a photograph taken on Tuesday, December 19,
2000, by a professional photographer Alfonso Reyes of Notimex. Reyes has
taken a remarkable photograph of a brightly lit object racing toward the
Popocatepetl Volcano near Mexico City. He was capturing the awakening and
explosive eruption of the volcano that is in the background of the photo.
Reyes claims he did not see the object while shooting the volcanic eruption
at 6:10 AM. The object was not observed until after the picture was
developed. The photo is a 20 second time exposure taken with a 24 MM lens.
The time exposure accounts for the streak that reveals the object's
trajectory that appears to descend towards the volcano. It is difficult to
discern if the object is moving toward or away from the camera or how it came
to be in the film. Popocatepetl means " Smoking Mountain" and the volcano
started new eruptions the previous day. The object may be the result of
Earth Lights; volcanic related earthquakes, pyro plastic flows, or plasmas
caused by titanic earth stresses. Of course the object may be simply a UFO
and detailed analysis is under way. Volcanologists have been concerned that
the volcano may explode, but shortly after the photo was taken the volcano
mysteriously stopped its eruptions.

Many UFOs have been seen and photographed in the area in the past. For
example, on June 29, 1999, the surveillance camera of the CENAPRED, the
government agency for disasters prevention was monitoring Popocatepetl taking
time lapse photos at intervals. A disk shaped dark object was photographed
near the volcano crater emerging from the smoke clouds at 1:20 PM. Other
photos and video of UFOs have been seen. UFOs seem to have a strange
fascination with volcanoes so if the eruptions continue there are likely to
be more photos and video. Now Popocatepetl does not appear dangerous but
chances for good UFO photos continue. Thanks to Francisco Trujillo
972-907-0123 or
[email protected]. The photo can be seen at NTX web site at


Damian B writes, "It is my intention to write what I know to be the truth
about the conception of the Cosmos and the particular position with which
humans have been given domain." The human race is but a small part in the
cosmological spectrum. As a germ is part of the ecosphere, humans are a link
in a chain of special and sociological developments throughout the known
universe. Earth, and our solar system is an engineered environment. The
system was in fact fine tuned by physical manipulation of the planets and
other local heavenly bodies. The mathematical complexity behind designing
the star map that encompasses life is but one description of omniscient. The
subtle and not so subtle gravitational pulls, and elliptical orbits are so
interdependent yet so tangible, to presume that they are whimsical is an
aberration to all sentient creatures. Humans, as a species, are just
reaching the level of skill and knowing to conceptualize and analyze life
forms other than their own. The human has only been able to examine life
forms lower and equal to it.

It is just now that humans are capable of conceptualizing the eternal truths
of the Cosmos. To new races, {especially young races} the conceptualization
of the Cosmic Truths must wait until a majority of the species accepts, and
represents that acceptance, and examples that acceptance, in a majority of
it's members. It is "Counter productive and Discouraged" to reveal the
truths as an intentional catalyst to the Revelations process. Reason being,
the negative reaction of pre exposure causes a reactionary slowing to the
entire process. What does that really mean? I'll use this analogy. To tell
the truth is supreme and has positive benefits, UNLESS! The teller of the
truth KNOWS that it will "not be believed" and therefore he becomes a
harbinger of doubt. {Sufferage of Cassandra} In the Above case SILENCE, was
the only possible chance for the truth to root. When any planetary race is
developed enough to see, contact, and interfere with other species of life,
it then, and only then, is "Primed" to the appropriate level. A level where
acceptance is past. It is accepted that the readers of this will have a pre
disposition to "Believe" based on the cumulative experiences and a unique
form of psycho social bonding. It is this exact "Early Adapter" that will be
compelled into activism.

There is no "reasonable" human alive that will not or can not accept the
Cosmic Truths. Those that have the power to ignore these Cosmic Truths are
the disparitors of the omniscient designer of the star systems that support
galactic life. Make no mistake. Among the Humans are a race of deniers
trained to deny the truth of life and love itself. They are the enemy of the
Cosmos itself. It is within all who read this to compel all but the ignorant
to acceptance of the inevitable accommodation of inter galactic life here on
Earth. It is possible for each and every one of you who read this to deliver
the evidence and argument to sustain the belief of extraterrestrial life, and
the inevitable intervention of those life forms. Consider this, an
appropriate iron filing will be compelled into a magnet that passes within
its field. If the filing doesn't react to the field it isn't iron. Consider
this: If the Human does not accept the "Cosmic Truth" then it isn't a Human.
If it is not a Human what might it be? I might be an unknowing or knowing
enemy of creation. A simple ingredient to a complex biochemical composition
called humanity. These individuals act as a catalyst to the overall
development process. They oppress, and consequently strengthen the human.
Such oppression inspires the oppressed to throw off their burdens and shake
loose the entrappings of ignorance. That day has passed for the majority of
the inhabitants of this planet. Thanks to
[email protected]


WELLINGTON -- American scientists may not be able to take rocks from Mars
until at least 2008, but New Zealand researchers have already produced the
first vegetable plants grown in Martian soil. Lincoln University scientists
have grown potato and asparagus plants in extracts from the Martian meteorite
Dar al Gani, found in the Sahara Desert in 1998. They also tried composite
soils manufactured to the same chemical mix as Mars dirt. The plants were
grown to several millimeters, with size and color varying with the soil
source. Soil fertility indicators showed the Mars Murchison Meteorite
material was comparable to Earth's soil. All the meteorites showed nutrient
effects and the Mars meteorite and composites provided minerals, especially
phosphate. The work was done by research professor of chemistry Michael
Mautner and plant physiologist Professor Tony Conner, both of the Lincoln
University and David Deamer, a biophysicist at the University of California.
The scientists tested the biology and fertility of extraterrestrial soils.
Dr. Mautner said, "If we build colonies in space, we will have to grow plants
for food, so obviously we need to know the soil can support future human
expansion in the solar system."

Scientists might eventually be able to plant some forms of life throughout
the galaxy, seeding distant planets to test if they could support life. The
Lincoln University experiments have shown that materials from interplanetary
dust, meteorites and comets could have helped trigger life on Earth. The
Murchison meteorite were found to form sacs similar to cell membranes and
rich solutions in meteorite pores, and could have assisted the formation of
the first microbes. The scientists have theorized that once present, the
meteorite solutions could then have provided the first microorganisms with
nutrients until they adapted to the host planet. Similar materials may
support the growth of microorganisms in asteroids and comets, if transported
there by natural processes or by directed panspermia. Panspermia is a
scientific theory that life has been seeded through the universe, partly
based on the capacity for comets made of water ice, to carry organic
compounds, and even whole cells such as bacterial life across galaxies and
protect it from radiation damage along the way. Thanks to Louise A. Lowry,
NZPA|Published: Wednesday 12/20/00
Editor's Note: The Bible claims that God created the Earth and brought
plants, seeds, trees and herbs just as these scientists are proposing.


Barry Taylor writes, "It all started on Sunday evening November 19, 2000. I
had just returned to my home town after visiting my very ill Father. I heard
a rescue helicopter approaching that brings in seriously ill patients. My
friend and I went outside to watch the helicopter pass almost directly
overhead at 8:00 PM and land on the helipad at the Hospital only 150 meters
away. Its powerful spot light was beaming down illuminating the ground. My
attention was suddenly drawn by something that quickly flew away towards our
direction from above the rotor blades. The object was a "UFO disc" 2 feet
wide and 9 inches high. The disc was a self illuminated fuzzy dull yellow
color and flew quickly and silently towards the northeast at an altitude of
150 feet, only 35 meters from us. During the 7-8 second observation the
object did not flap wings as would a bird, and accelerated away without any
movement within itself. The 'copter was probably transporting a seriously
ill patient. If this was the case, than what I watched fly away could have
been an Angel carrying a patient's Soul to Heaven.

Please note: I usually do not pursue the religious aspects of these
illuminations. These mystery UFOs have been associated with people seriously
ill and nearing death. It was not until the following events occurred, that
I now seriously believe that what I have observed are indeed "Angels of
Mercy." On the 28th of November I was called to come quickly for my Father
was now gravely ill. Morphine had now been administered to neutralize his
pain. We were expecting the end at any moment now. My Mother and I began a
bedside 24 hour vigil to be with him. Wednesday evening around 8:30 PM, I
rang my daughter from the Hospital car park on my mobile phone to inform her
of her Grandfathers serious condition. Just as we were saying good-bye, my
daughter began to cry. We hung up the phone. I was overcome by a moment of
grief and a heavy heart. I quickly recovered for I had to be strong for my
Mother. I looked up into the dark clear night sky and I noticed a very
bright star like object as bright as Venus. It was very low on the horizon
and slowly moving to the north. It continued moving and maintained its
brightness. It began moving behind trees in front of me, so I walked further
up the car park to find a gap between the trees and continued watching it.
It slowly faded out to where a small object was seen, faded and it was gone.
It seemed to be 3 or 4 miles away. I have seen and video taped similar
illuminations during UFO activity in 1998 and 1999.

But there was no UFO activity now, and has not been for some time. But I
considered that it was a UFO because of the nature and brightness of the
light and the low altitude. I have seen thousands of satellites and 'Iridium
Flares', but this was different. Around midnight of that night my Mother and
I were in the private hospital room with my Father sitting beside his bed.
Mum said, 'What was that?" When I asked what was the matter, she described a
bright silver white light that had quickly flown past the window. I saw
nothing. From our sitting position beside the bed, the large trees around 20
feet from the window reached almost half way up the four foot window. The
light that Mum described was about one foot from the window base and nine
feet from the window and moving from right to left. I thought nothing more
of it. When I heard a car drive past, I looked for reflection in the window
from its headlights, but there were none. A car that drove into the car park
only lit up the tree top itself and did not reflect on or into the window.
About 10 minutes later Mum said, "I just saw another one of those lights."
This time it had flown left to right. I got up out of the chair and looked
around outside. No cars or aircraft were seen. Nothing that could explain
what Mum had now seen on two occasions. She insisted they were there, and
just outside the window between the trees and window. Now inquisitive to
what was happening outside the window, I had an eye on any movement.

What I saw for myself, has changed my thoughts forever. I cannot find the
words to fully describe the beauty or the personal effect that the object
that I witnessed has had upon me. But I will give you the basic description.
I turned my head and looked out the window just in time to see a beautiful
self illuminated object. It was only 6-8 feet from the window, even less. It
was a beautiful Golden Yellow color that radiated brightly. The brightness
was self contained, not radiating outward like a normal bright light. Its
outline was sharp, and I could clearly see the shape. It was about 2 feet
long and 10 inches high, rectangular with slightly rounded ends. It quickly
sped off to the right but I observed it just long enough to have the image of
it imprinted on my mind forever. My immediate thoughts were, "Angel of
Mercy." And I am convinced that that is what it was when you take into
account the full circumstances surrounding these events. My Mother later
described the bright illuminations that she had seen twice as rectangular
white objects about half the size of the Golden described above. The nature
of the illumination the same. My Father passed away peacefully at 2:00 AM on
the Thursday. We had spent quality time with him, said our good-byes and
observed his "Glowing Angelic Face" at the end. We know where he is and who
is looking after him. We consider ourselves very lucky under the
circumstances, to have experienced such a wonderful ending for him. There IS
a God. There IS a Heaven. There ARE Angels. Our Prayers ARE heard and we
will meet again. Love you Dad. Your Son Barry. Thanks to Australia's Barry
[email protected].

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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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