ARE UFO's A THREAT TO AIRCRAFT SAFETY?
In this weeks files we review UFOs and aircraft safety. UFOs were
observed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama,
Washington, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and France. The Bolivian Air Force
a UFO with a jet over La Paz. Leonard Stringfield one of the greatest
Ufologists of all time told me of his meeting with Robert C. Gardner
investigator who had interviewed General Benjamin Chidlaw, then in charge
US Eastern Air Defense. Later General Chidlow became head of the Air
Command. In his book "Saucer Post.. 3-0 Blue" by Leonard
in the course of the half hour interview General Chidlaw stated the
"We have stacks of reports about flying saucers. We take
when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept
Later work, supporting Gardner's statement came from a Cinninnatian,
with rank in the Air Force Reserve, had access to certain bits of
off-the-record information. It was during the Cincinnati flap of 1955,
he related to a GOC supervisor, who in turn told me that the Air Force
losing almost a plane a day." Page 91.
If these statements are true I can understand the government secrecy.
write this it was announced that an Army RC-12 twin engine crashed in
and two Air Force F-15s crashed into a mountain on a clear day in Scotland.
My aircrew was asked to intercept a UFO by London Control over England.
dove on the hovering UFO flying above the red lined speed of our aircraft.
Fortunately the plane held together, but the excitement of the chase
cause accidents. I had a huge solid return on my radar as we dove near
UFO it suddenly launched into space. There are other unexplained crashes
Thirteen months ago, Alaska Airlines Flight 26 plummeted into the
Southern California and 88 people were killed. The families have filed
claim against the Federal Aviation Administration wanting an explanation
their loved ones were killed. The Boeing MD-83 actually manufactured
McDonnell Douglas, which has since merged with Boeing is blamed for
crash. Failure of the plane's jackscrew assembly, a part in the tail
that helps control the up-and-down movements of the aircraft, is suspected
the cause of the crash. However, the real question is what caused the
jackscrew to fail?
Allegedly a happy married pilot chose to commit suicide and kill the
occupants of EgyptAir Flight 900. Loved ones of the flight crew have
contacted me and were outraged at this explanation for the crash. Is
possible the pilot dove his plane to avoid a collision? An Army C-23
aircraft mysteriously lost its tail (horizontal stabilizer) and apparently
part of its wing prior to crashing and killing 21 on March 3, 2001.
evidence of explosion, fire, mechanical problems or even serious weather
phenomenon is reported. Yet, a slow moving prop planet mysteriously
Despite reports of bad weather, the Sheriff claims it did not start
until he had reached the crash site fifteen minutes after the plane
These crashes have been going on for fifty years and its time to realize
UFOs in our skies may be responsible. These may not represent attacks
hostile action. They may the result of tremendously powerful machines
too close to our aircraft, or our pilots attempting to avoid a mid air
collision. Dan Wilson of Panesville, Ohio kindly sent me data on numerous
mysterious crashes. He pointed out that a UFO was sighted in South Carolina
the same day as the C-23 crash occurred not far away in Georgia. On
occasions when MUFON personnel attempted to investigate UFOs their plane
mysteriously crashed or they were found dead under mysterious circumstances.
I will admit that much of this is speculation based on circumstantial
evidence, but isn't it time to look at some of the facts?
SOUTH CAROLINA OVAL SHAPED UFO
ST. GEORGE -- It was oval shaped with several lights, and about the
a pickup. It was an oval shaped object observed on March 2, 2001. It
flashing white lights on the bottom. I saw it just over a cornfield
Thursday night at 12:31 AM. It just hovered in one spot and then it
off. I didn't even see it leave. I ran home immediately and told everyone.
They didn't believe me. I hope you do. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.
FLORIDA TWO SILENT WEST BOUND OBJECTS
GULF COAST OF FLORIDA
SARASOTA -- I live in Bradenton, Florida, have been a letter carrier
thirty years and I am currently 53-years old. I was an Air Force dependent
and spent three years in the US Army 1966-69 serving a year combat tour
Vietnam. On the morning of Sunday, March 11, 2001, my wife and I took
of our dogs to Sarasota. I was about 50 yards in front of my wife, when
heard the noise of a small plane overhead and looked up. I located the
another object caught my eye at 9:45 AM. This object was light gray
circular. Seagulls are common here but it did not waver or move erratic
they do. It was obvious this object was moving in a direct line westward.
then noticed another object of the same description in what appeared
about a quarter mile a part traveling same direction and speed as the
Other than the small plane's engine, there were no other sounds of aircraft.
However, my years around all types of aircraft left me with the certainty
that these two objects were not normal aircraft. There were no distinctive
markings, lights, or other features; just to very light gray circular
objects. Editor's Note: Peter Davenport called me last week and we discussed
several cases. He indicated this witness was quite credible and this
report. NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.
ALABAMA UFO BUZZES SMALL PLANE
IRVINGTON -- On Sunday, February 18, 2001, at 6:25 p.m., a small private
plane was making its approach into the airport in Mobile, Alabama, when
youthful pilot spotted a blue UFO. The pilot, his brother, and a male
of their father, who was serving as the check pilot saw the object.
According to the witness, his "Dad's friend is a commercial
instrument-rated pilot." The young pilot described the UFO
as "a large blue
light, fast-moving." He added, "I'm a private pilot.
I had just gone flying
and was on my way home when, to the left of me, a blue light appeared
shot forward at an incredible rate of speed. It then arced upward and
streaked into the sky." At the time of the encounter, their
propellor plane was passing over Irvington near Mobile. Thanks to Peter
Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center report www.ufocenter.com.
NATIONAL AVIATION REPORTING CENTER ON ANOMALOUS PHENOMENA
The distinguished researcher Dr. Richard Haines (NASA, Ret.) has,
Roe, recently helped to establish a new national organization called
The latter is singular among world organizations in providing a completely
confidential center where pilots, air traffic controllers, and radar
operators can report their sightings of anomalous phenomena which threaten
aviation safety. These reports can be made confidentially by telephone
Internet. The Center is staffed by technical specialists who -- in contrast
to current civilian and government institutions -- will not endanger
safety by either skewing or suppressing the reports. These specialists
tentatively include Joel Bartlett (Meteorology), Capt. Neil Daniels
Susan Dreiske (Information technology & science), James McCampbell
(Engineering Physics), James E. McClenahen (Air Traffic Control, FAA
regulations, Brian E. Smith (Aerodynamics), Willy Smith (Physics, Field
Investigations), and Robert Stahl (Flight Instructor, Accident investigation,
Systems Engineering). Dr. Haines states in his PRESS RELEASE, among
things, that "Based on a comprehensive review of past US pilot,
operator, and controller reports, we believe there is a potential and
threat to aviation safety posed by so-called anomalous aerial phenomena...
would like to work with the nation's airlines to implement special pilot
training classes directly related to coping with such close encounters
air." For further information contact Ted Roe, Executive Director
Box 140, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 (T: 831-338-4783). www.narcap.org.
to Dr. Robert Trundle
NEW YORK UFOs
LAKE ONTARIO - Tim Beckley writes UFO reports over Lake Ontario are
new. We published photos in UFO REVIEW and UFO UNIVERSE showing the
flight. We even gave the photos to Omni magazine to publish but they
published. Tom Grey was one of my contacts up in Canada. There was also
fellow with a talk show. I once gave a talk over on the Canadian side
I remember they had all kinds of stories to tell. The objects would
right down over the barge lane and go into the water so the guys working
the barges would know something. I wonder if there is a barge workers
or something like that? www.webufo.net, www.mrcreepo.com. Thanks to
Beckley [email protected]
PENNSYLVANIA ZIG-ZAGGING LIGHT
INDIANA COUNTY -- On the evening of March 19, 2001, at approximately
P.M., a witness observed an odd light source in the southern sky that
"wide band of white light." This solid band of light
began to move east. It
then made a clockwise loop and it continued to rotate until it returned
the position where it had started the loop movement. At that point,
suddenly changed and became just a white dot of steady light, which
turned to a red color. The red light began a series of about eleven
zig-zagging maneuvers as it moved towards the southeast. Suddenly, the
light vanished. At the time of the observation the sky was clear. The
witness who was standing outside in his front yard, indicated that the
sighting lasted less than a minute. This sighting took place in the
of the Homer City power station in Indiana County. UFO sightings have
active in this area ever since the power plant was constructed in the
Thanks to Stan Gordon, PA UFO Hotline: 724-838-7768
MARYLAND VIDEO OF RODS, CYLINDERS AND DISCS
BALTIMORE - Bill Bean sent me a video with numerous amazing UFOs.
include UFOs flying over commercial aircraft as they land at Baltimore
Airport. Bill video tapes many anomalous objects flying near his Woodlawn
home. Some of his friends are joining him in nightly skywatches. They
appeared on Fox 45 Television in an interesting segment showing some
video. Many of the UFO videos were unexplainable and represent some
excellent work. Thanks to Bill Bean for his video and great work.
ILLINOIS MANEUVERING LIGHTS CONTINUE
ROCKFORD -- Todd Livengood writes that I was watching Channel 13 news
o'clock this past Sunday, March 18, 2001, and the weatherman reported
had received a lot of phone calls about lights seen from North Main
They had a live camera on the street for the whole telecast, but they
see anything except for a light that appeared 'mostly' stationary for
5-6 minutes when they first arrived at the scene. The light then just
vanished. The did not show the 'stationary light' during the telecast.
Kristyn S. reports that my mother and I were heading south on Alpine
Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 6:50 PM when she suddenly saw fifteen lights.
They were not way up in the sky. They seemed as though they were right
to us. They were individual glowing orange lights. The objects had lights
and an aura or haze around them. They were not in a specific formation,
one was way out of the cluster by itself. Some objects emitted other
objects. Some objects changed colors. They were traveling quite fast
Then suddenly they would flash bright white and disappear one at a time.
even saw one split into two and then turn white. It was crazy. We tried
take a photo but by the time we got a camera, there was only one left.
was a weird experience. Thanks to Todd Livengood- [email protected]
NEW MEXICO, ROSWELL RESEARCH UPDATE
The Roswell research team of Tom Carey and Don Schmitt have just returned
from yet another research trip to Roswell, NM as they continue to investigate
the most famous UFO case of all time. It was their tenth such trip since
teaming-up in May, 1998 for the express purpose of bringing the case
definitive conclusion, one way or another. As the World War II generation
passes on at an ever-increasing rate, the chances of finding firsthand
witnesses to the 1947 events correspondingly diminishes at an alarming
Even so, the team found a new firsthand witness on this most recent
The witness was a member of one of the three 509th bomb groups at Roswell
Army Air Force. Prior to takeoff, he checked out the specially prepared
that transported the craft that crashed north of Roswell. The witness
stated, "I never saw anything like it before or since."
It was fitted in the
bombay compartment and turned on its side and flown to Wright Field
The Carey/Schmitt investigative team has also enlisted other researchers
New Mexico to continue the investigation to find the ultimate truth.
team believes that the true impact [crash] site is still to be located.
this most recent trip, the team believes they got within five miles
true crash site. Carey gave a presentation to 130 people at the
International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell titled, "Flight
Fort Worth - Beginning of the Cover-up." Thanks to Tom Carey
NEVADA VIDEO OF UFO
LAUGHLIN -- Casey Holt and two of his friends had sighting on Monday,
5, 2001. There were two bright spherical or oval shaped objects seen
the day at about 2:30 PM drifting slowly from the northeast to the northwest.
They seemed quite high but lower than the clouds and about 60 degrees
The size was 1/16 the diameter of the moon. One object appeared to flash
red, blue, dark, and white and rotated in a counterclockwise direction
the more stationary bright white or silvery reflective object. The two
objects were seen for a little over ten minutes during which about 1-1/2
minutes of video was taken of the bright white object. The video is
process of being analyzed. Thanks to Casey Holt [email protected]
WASHINGTON - HIGH SPEED LIGHTS
SEATTLE --I received a phone call from Peter Davenport, reviewing
astounding series of sightings near Seattle on March 13, 2001. Numerous
astronomers working with Peter were also startled by the series or reports.
Several yellow colored lights flew up Puget Sound to Vancouver Island
distance of 80 to 90 miles in 30 seconds. Moving at an estimated speed
10,000 mph the object flew parallel to the ground without making any
No known celestial object, meteor, bolides could explain the sighting
multiple witnesses. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
PUERTO RICO UFO
LAS PIÑAS HILL -- Researchers Orlando Pla and Lucy Guzman
have brought to our
attention a sighting, which took place on March 12, 2001, at 2:00 AM.
Witnesses to the event were A. Serrano and A. Leon, who were sitting
porch at that time and saw a bright light heading toward them from the
mountains near Aguas Buenas and over Hwy 1. The object's brightness
increased as it approached, as did its size. It flew at low altitude
farm located some 15 meters away from where the witnesses sat. The flying
object was flying in general direction from Puerto Rico's northern coast
toward its southern coast, finally vanishing over Las Piñas
2nd PARTwitnesses did not detect any unusual smells related to the event,
remarked that the sighting left an odd taste in their mouths, which
described as similar to "putting a battery between one's lips."
imperceptible buzzing sound, "like that of bees" also
accompanied the event.
Both witnesses agreed that the object was so bright that it was painful
look at, and that its true shape could not be made out because of the
brightness. It appeared to have "something like luminous mirrors"
bottom section, which seemed to rotate. They estimate that the UFO was
10 meters in length. Scott Corrales Institute of Hispanic Studies.
BOLIVIA VIDEO OF SATURN SHAPED DISK
COCHABAMBA -- Gabriel Villarroe reports that for the last 70 minutes
television has been taping and showing a UFO over the city on March
Beginning at 7:20 AM up to now the local TV's are taping a UFO with
shape. The object is silver with a sphere and a disk. It looks very
like Saturn through a telescope, with the exception that it moves back
forth in the sky and as crossed over 120 degrees in less than an hour.
Thanks to Gabriel Villarroe 591-772-7000 Editor's Note: We are attempting
obtain a copy of this tape.
BOLIVIAN AIR FORCE JET CHASES "UFO FOR 30 MINUTES
LA PAZ - A number of hypotheses, which sought to explain the appearance
UFO, were systematically discarded by air traffic controllers in La
Cochabamba, as well as by commercial and military pilots. The first
of the flying object took place near the city of Cochabamba over the
National Park around 7:30 AM. Following a sequence of rapid movements
interrupted by minutes of static flight, the object reached La Paz over
it remained until 8:25 AM. Eyewitness accounts coincide on the description:
a spherical object with a metallic sheen, which could not be completely
identified due to its sporadic movement. Alerted to the phenomenon,
Bolivian Air Force (FAB) ordered the scramble of a T-33 jet, which
unsuccessfully tried to approach the object. "It was a brilliant,
metallic-colored sphere, but we could not determine what type of object
was," reported Major Luis Arzabe Torrico, the T-33's pilot,
that although his military jet was able to reach an altitude of 42,500
the object maintained the same vertical distance in regard to the aircraft
it did during the jet's takeoff. Minutes after the FAB jet landed at
Alto Air Base, the object vanished. Several commercial airliner pilots
plowing the Lima-La Paz and Cochabamba-La Paz route reported seeing
object (considerably larger than a passenger aircraft such as a Boeing
to the El Alto tower. The object was also picked up by the television
cameras of at least two local stations. A technician told the FIDES
Agency that "radars were unable to identify the type of vehicle
skies." Several people tend toward identifying the object as
balloon, but its speed and altitude do not lend credence to this hypothesis.
Thanks for translation (c) 2001. S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
and Gloria Coluchi.
FRANCE FLYING TRIANGLE SIGHTING
PARIS -- Jonathan Dunford writes, " I'm an ex-patriot who's
been living in
Paris for 16 years. I must start by saying I am an amateur Ufologist.
French wife has tolerated my interest in the UFO phenomena but has always
been skeptical. Last night, March 26, 2001, at about 10:15 P.M., returning
in our car from Orleans to Paris (near Antony not far from Orly airport)
while driving on the highway we noticed off the shoulder to the right,
white lights in a triangular form with a RED one (somewhat larger) in
middle. The light in the middle was red and the surrounding ones white,
was driving so I didn't get a chance to stare at it...
My wife immediately opened the car window, and noticed the massive structure
that at first she thought was sitting on a pole. Then this "thing"
disappeared suddenly and with no noise in the fog. It was a classic
triangle experience. I 'm thrilled as I study the subject with such
but have never witnessed a UFO "in the flesh." My
wife who never even wanted
to hear such a thing now knows that UFOs exist (she is convinced thought
this structure must be terrestrial and some sort of sophisticated military
project). I would like to know if any of the many cars on highway reported
the incident. Thanks to Jonathan Dunford, Paris [email protected]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA SIGHTINGS
Dave writes, "The first time I saw a UFO was when I was fourteen
years old in
1979. I was walking home about 9.25 PM when a shadow went over my head.
cringed and looked up and saw this incredibly huge dark shape about
above me traveling north. No sound, no lights -- nothing! It scared
living daylights out of me. I jumped into a bush and watched it pass
Its shape was circular. I could see the stars outlined all around the
and it cast this monstrous shadow on the ground. Best visual encounter
ever had in my life! I stood there cowering in the bush till it had
few miles off and then ran like the wind home! Sure, at the time I was
scared, but I wonder what a UFO was doing around my neighborhood. I
about five miles from the RAAF base Edinburgh and UFO's were seen near
a lot. This is a "Weapons Research Establishment"
(W.R.E. - now named DSTO of
"Defence and Sciences Technology Organization") Its
a hi-tech hub for defense
research. Several years ago a journalist disclosed while working on
corporate video for the DSTO he had entered an off-limits hangar that
contained saucer shaped craft -- as he described it when noticed in
he was swiftly escorted out and told not to talk about what he had seen.
Others have stated that there is a top secret project named "Project
Apotheosis" that involves the transport of alien craft from
the DSTO to
another secret location. Perhaps it was the DSTO that was the focus.
all, some of best defense projects in the world have come from there.
We had other sightings in the 70's as well of strange lights doing
angle turns. The most recent sighting was last month while my brother
watched a satellite pass overhead. Suddenly a bright light "switched
our view up in the sky and became really bright, then moved across the
a great pace till it disappeared. It took all of two to three seconds
all to happen. It was like someone had kicked the engines to life and
flattened the throttle. That's the best way I can describe it. Thanks
Dave For His Report
NEW JERSEY GREAT UFO CONGRESS 2001
BORDENTOWN -- March 31 and April 1, at the Days Inn on Route 206 at
Turnpike Exit #7. Jan Aldrich will talk about his Project 1947
investigations, Don Ecker will discuss the Dark Side of the Moon, Viki
Ecker's talk concerns "In Search of the Secret Keepers,"
discusses The Soul, Between Death and Life, Richard Cassaro will speak
truth concerning Ancient Egypt, , Bob Durant's talk is about The Ramey
and Nancy Talbot talk is on the Physical Evidence regarding plants,
crop formation sites. Call Pat Marcatillio for reservations at 609 631-8955
NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE
Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were
recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour long tape of UFOs
in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts
space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the
shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions
be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and
UFOs. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince
that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25
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