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UFOs are reported in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado,
California, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, UK, Italy, Australia, and
Japan. COMET LINEAR - The Comet C/2001 A2 made its closest approach to Earth
on June 30th, glowing at visual magnitude 4. Although, Comet LINEAR is not
spectacular, it is easy to spot with the unaided eye as it tends to brighten
and dim. For finder charts visit


WASHINGTON DC -- On May 9, at the National Press Club some twenty former
government employees claiming encounters with unidentified flying objects
while performing military or government duties went public to demand open
congressional hearings on this mostly highly classified phenomenon. Air
Force Academy graduate Captain Robert Salas, who spent seven years on active
duty, reported that in March of 1967, UFOs flying above Minuteman Missile
silos at Malmstrom Air Force Base (AFB) in Montana had knocked off line a
dozen nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. The witnesses gave a
picture of UFOs frequently hovering over key military and nuclear sites
nationwide. UFOs also penetrated airspace around nuclear weapons systems in
the autumn of 1975. Security forces at Loring AFB, Maine, Wurtsmith AFB,
Michigan, and others along the Northern Border including Malmstrom AFB again
were scrambled. At least one fighter was lost chasing the UFOs. Lt. Colonel
Dwynne Arneson was in charge of the Communication Center at the Twentieth Air
Division at Malestrom and dispatching nuclear launch authentication's to SAC
missile crews. He saw messages stating UFOs were near the missile silos.
Crew coming to work and going off duty saw the metallic circular objects
shinning lights down on the missile silos and shutting them down.

UFOs also penetrated the airspace around nuclear weapons systems in the
autumn of 1975. Security forces at Loring AFB, Maine, Wurtsmith AFB,
Michigan, and others along the Northern Border including Malmstrom AFB again
were scrambled. At least one fighter was lost chasing the UFOs. He saw
messages stating UFOs were near the missile silos. Crews coming to work and
going off duty saw the metallic circular objects hovering above the missile
silos. Professor Robert Jacobs, who was an Air Force Lieutenant reports he
was in charge of the 1369th team filming a ballistic missile launch from
Vandenberg AFB. After the second and third stage of the Atlas missile burned
out and departed a dummy warhead was left streaking for the target. An UFO
could be seen coming into the view tracking the warhead. Beams of light were
shot at the warhead repeatedly from the UFO and the warhead started tumbling
uncontrollably as the UFO flew away.

The combined testimony of Disclosure witnesses indicates the Earth is being
visited by intelligently flown UFOs showing a capability to locate our
missile systems, to cause failure of their guidance and control systems, and
if necessary to destroy them in flight. These combined activities indicate a
sophisticated intelligence providing a clear warning against nuclear weapons.
Numerous witnesses and documents back the testimony. It is my opinion there
must be a perception by the leaders of these countries that a potential
threat exists. President Ronald Reagan went on national television and told
the world he was going to build a defensive shield called the Strategic
Defensive Initiative (SDI), generally called Star Wars. Its mission was to
protect us, to protect us all. We are going to share with everybody
including our enemy the Soviet Union. A few years later, we became allies
with the Russians and now we fly together aboard the International Space
Station. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Perhaps the real meaning
of Reagan's remarks made to the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations
on Sept. 21, 1987, during the height of the Cold War, becomes more
meaningful. Reagan stated, "In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment,
we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need
some outside, universal threat to make us realize this common bond. I
occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing
an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask you, IS NOT AN ALIEN


SURF CITY -- On Friday, June 29, 2001, my wife, and daughter were looking at
the Atlantic Ocean just after dark about 8:30 PM and noticed a light moving
under water. About thirty people gathered on the beach to video tape and
watch the strange lights. I walked down the beach to the nearest point of
the underwater lights. They were moving about a hundred yards from shore.
Red green and white lights were observed. At times they would swing in an
arc extending out 15 to 20 yards. Gradually I noticed the lights were moving
toward the shore. Three alien looking beings dressed in black rose up out of
the ocean. They wore dark masks and were of short stature. They were making
strange breathing sounds and stumbling as they came ashore. I had my video
camera on super night shot and got great shots and finally the intruders were
identified. Three young scuba divers waded ashore with bags filled with
shells and treasures of the sea. They said the sea was teaming with small
fish, crabs and squid. The onlookers were disappointed. They told me the
night before there were speeding lights maneuvering oven the ocean. The
lights would fly in from the north, come to a screeching halt, hover, and fly
off again. Many thought the lights under the sea were connected to UFO
sighting. Joe who owns Joe's Towing told me he had never seen anything like
the UFOs the night before!


ST. PETERSBURG -- I was driving home at 7:00 PM with my brother as passenger
on 4th Street heading south when my attention was drawn to look to my left
through the driver's side window to see a gold disk-shaped object on June 10,
2001, above the treeline, which appeared to be pacing us at about 40 mph. I
turned to my brother to tell him to look at it. He saw it by looking up
through the sunroof so it must have moved up higher. I stopped to observe it
for about 4 minutes. The disk was now stationary, and about 45 degrees up
with a white light omitting off it. We left for home leaving it behind and
the next morning I went back to the same spot at the same time just to view
the sky to see if there is anything that I could have mistaken it for. There
were no stars, nothing visible. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director National
Reporting Center


CHANSON -- The witness was sitting outside with his parents at about 10:30 PM
on June 10, 2001, watching the stars, when three stars that had been sitting
in the same spot started to move across the sky at a constant pace. They
sopped for a few seconds, and then they would move higher, stop, and move
across the sky. This continued for two minutes before the objects were
completely out of view. The witness said, "I cannot really say if it was one
big craft, or three smaller crafts, but they formed a perfect right triangle,
and moved at the same speed, and stopped at the same time the entire length
of the event." Satellites don't form perfect geometric shapes, and stop in
random spots across the sky. Now the object or objects never really passed
close to the ground, the entire time they maintained a high altitude.


OAK PARK -- At 11:33 PM on June 16, 2001, the witness took his Dalmatians out
for walk in the park. The witness saw what he thought was a lightning bug
across the street at the park. I followed this green yellowish light as it
went straight up slowly above the tree line, so he couldn't tell how close it
was. It wasn't flickering, just getting smaller. Then the light started
moving south to north without making a sound. He didn't take his eyes off
it; because he thought it was interesting and realized it was not ascending
any longer. He says, "I could see some reflection from the city lights on
the underside of the craft." I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I saw a
round saucer shape with only one green yellowish light at the rear of the
object. As it went north he was able to follow it until it slowly flew out
of sight. The clouds were around 8,000 feet and winds aloft were less than 5
knots. The craft never went behind the clouds the whole time that I saw it,
so I know it was less than 8,000 feet. I've never seen anything like this
before! Thanks to Peter NUFORC


AMES -- Beverly Trout Iowa MUFON State Director reports they have
investigated a case that occurred on May 17, 2001, when a Ph.D. at Iowa State
University, his wife, and three children witnessed the sighting of a "huge,"
silent triangle with bright blinking, strobing, and pulsing white lights. It
was first seen at about 50 degrees up from western horizon, and was last seen
about 30 degrees up from eastern horizon. The craft took three minutes to
cross this area at 9:45 PM. A few minutes later the witnesses called
Beverly. Subsequent investigation shows cloud ceiling at 9,000 feet. The
family estimated the object was at an altitude of 5,000 feet, with closest
approach at 85 degrees almost overhead. The Flying Triangle was viewed by
the husband and wife through binoculars with 378 feet linear diameter field
of view @1,000 yards. Binocular field of view could not contain the entire
triangular object. That is, husband and wife could NOT see the entire object
within the field of view of their binoculars. These are very credible

Investigators having checked law enforcement, Iowa State climatologist, and
FAA, are convinced that whatever was seen was, indeed "HUGE," and since we
cannot easily explain it, it remains in the UFO category. A neighbor to the
above family saw an unexplained aerial object between/beside their adjacent
homes on a previous occasion. In addition, the wife witness in the above
case had a daytime sighting three years ago near the southwestern part of
Ames. Plus, MUFON has been contacted with abduction reports by several
individuals in the Ames area -- all witnesses thus far check out as highly
educated, credible individuals with their psychological feet-on-the-ground,
i.e., not wanting to over-conclude, but realizing that they've been able to
remain conscious at least part of the time during encounters involving UFOs.
Perhaps it's worth noting that only seven (7) miles from Ames in 1996, two
crop formations were discovered, with plant and soil samples subsequently
being submitted to Dr. W. C. Levengood's nonprofit laboratory in Michigan
with lab results clearing-showing anomalies associated with the formations.
Thanks to Bev Trout Iowa MUFON State Director [email protected]


DENVER -- Greg Lauver reports on June 28, 2001, he saw a satellite 75 degrees
up from the eastern horizon bearing south. It changed its mind and curved
east, and faded out. This happened over Denver. I don't know if this
qualifies as a "sighting" or not, but I thought I would forward it on.
Thanks to Jim Hickman, The Hickman Report.


SIMI VALLEY -- A bright light coming through Esther Petersen's bedroom window
awakened her on June 25, 2001, around 3:00 AM. She got up to look and to the
northeast, she saw a very bright light about the size of an orange, very high
in the sky. The object moved slowly and seemed to turn and had an irregular
basketball shape emitting an orange light from the bottom reaching to the
ground. She has made a drawing of what she saw, showing several distinct
shapes. At this time, she also witnessed several round objects come from the
first object and hover around it. She woke up her sister, and they both
watched the object for another five minutes before everything just vanished.
Her sister's comment was that, "The stars were sure beautiful tonight."
Esther gave this report to Dr. Roger Leir, Section Director of Ventura/Santa
Barbara Counties MUFON. The woman also said, she had seen, "a white,
semi-clear figure standing by her bed that communicated telepathically that
she would understand all this at a later date." She did not notice any other
particular detail, other than that, "His hands were large, and he seemed to
fidget with them, as if he didn't know what to do with them." Dr. Leir said,
I've known this lady for many years, and she is not prone to fantasy, she is
a very solid witness." NOTE: The town of Simi Valley is located near
Thousand Oaks, 40 miles north of Los Angeles. It is overlooked by the
Boeing/Rocketdyne facility, that has been the site of a good deal of UFO
activity. Thanks to Dr. Roger Leir and Don Robertson GBR262 Board Member
Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties MUFON.


ALBERTA -- The Calgary Sun of June 28, 2001, reports George Hofer returned to
his Hutterite colony in southeast Alberta with a strange tale of a funnel of
fire in a farmer's field. The funnel lit up the night for an hour, then faded
into sparkles. A month later, farmer Ken Masson found a three-metre-wide
circle in his field, with four indentations inside. Word spread quickly that
an alien spacecraft had landed. A University of Lethbridge geologist refuted
the UFO theory, but replaced it with an explanation nearly as interesting.
Pano Karkanis said the crater in Masson's field near Etzikom, 250 km
southeast of Calgary, was caused by a meteorite. Karkanis analyzed the soil
in the crater and tested it for radioactivity. He found no signs of
radioactive material that might suggest exposure to extraterrestrial
technology. He dismissed the indentations as marks made by rainfall, saying
the meteorite probably buried itself a meter deep in Masson's field. But
Karkanis' findings drew criticism. Masson himself didn't buy the rainwater
explanation, pointing out the area had been dry as a bone, with farmers such
as himself lamenting the absence of rainfall. Others have said a meteorite
wouldn't produce the effect Hofer saw, and that it would have left residue in
the crater. Also, the crater's perfectly circular shape is not likely the
result of a meteorite impact, believers said. Thanks to Gerry Farshores -


Troy Allen reports since June 25, 2001, he is observing UFOs over Popocatpétl
near Mexico City almost daily from the volcano's observation camera. Over
sixty UFOs have been seen in recent weeks. The volcano is active and dark
objects can be seen flying around the area. UFO s appear to have an interest
in the volcano since the December 21, 1994, eruption, ending decades of
slumber. RI MUFON's Janet Bucci indicates she saw UFOs at the site on July 3,
2001. Small elliptical colored light that changes color (green, blue, pink,
purple, yellow) that is more or less stationary (sometimes it moves a little
bit, or is closer or further away from the webcam lens) and a larger roundish
or flattened whitish light that moves from snapshot to snapshot and is much
closer to the forefront (sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not). Photos
are available at: and Thanks to Troy Allen


CACHI -- The Newspaper Diario "El Tribuno" June 25, 2001, "It was the size of
a football stadium," claims the witness who filmed a massive UFO. "This is
the most incredible document that has ever been seen and I achieved it with
my own camera," said journalist Antonio Zuleta, who filmed a giant UFO.
Journalist, mountaineer and marathon runner Antonio Zuleta nervously
contacted the newsroom of El Tribuno, and with good reason. "Listen to me,
brother," he said. "I've achieved the most amazing document. Last night
(Saturday 23rd) I shot some fantastic footage. I captured a giant
Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) on film. It was moving slowly over a ridge
located some 800 meters from town. It was immense--perhaps the size of a
football stadium. And the recording I have in my hands is so good that I
think it will become a document of unquestionable value to researchers," he

Antonio Zuleta, 59, is a well-known character, he works for the FM San Jose
radio station and his adventurous spirit has made him famous. He holds the
world record of eight ascents of the mythic Nevado de Cachi Mountains. This
tall, rangy, angular faced, mustachioed athlete has one further obsession:
UFOs. "Its just that their presence here isn't a recent thing," he
explained." There are hundreds of accounts, even landings by these craft. I
have heard stories since I was a kid and I never go anywhere without my
camcorder. I have a late model Sony which has become my new traveling
companion," Zuleta expanded. "It was nearly 21:00 hours on Saturday. Cachi
was still ablaze with the St.John's Night bonfires. He was taking his
daughter to the hospital when he noticed a flash. The object was enormous
and moved slowly at 15,000 meters, and must have been the size of a football
stadium. It gave off lights like streamers of red and green. It was
incredible. I filmed it for over 20 minutes, when it suddenly accelerated to
a fantastic speed and was lost in space," said the witness. A specialist
from Salta analyzed the film and considers it to be legitimate. The sighting
occurred only a few hours away from the 54th anniversary of the first
official UFO report by Kenneth Arnold on June 24th 1947. The object made
intelligent movements, accelerated and decelerated at prodigious speeds, and
was surrounded by a green outline, Also, it has a white core and produced
red and blue flashes while projecting violet and sky-blue beams. It was oval
in shape, although in the video, its movements give it the appearance of
changing shape constantly. "It might be a mothership!" Thanks to Scott
Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology and Gloria Coluchi. Translation (C)


MUNICH - The June report from MUFON Central European Society (CES) states,
"We keep on receiving about two reports per month that stay unidentified."
We have studied 431 UFO reports since 1974. Most objects were reported to be
saucer shaped (26 %), ball shaped objects/lights (24 %),
triangular/quadrangular objects (15 %) and unusually shaped objects (12 %).
As updated statistics show we could identify 62 objects on photos and 18
objects on film. Additional 48 reports without photos or film could be
identified. In 62.5 % of the identified cases disco laser light shows were
misinterpreted as UFOs. 303 cases (70 %) remain unidentified. 48 previously
unpublished cases (including drawings) are now online in German language. See In 2000, we could not identify
17 UFO reports (in 1999:15; 1998:29; 1997:25). Last month we received two
very typical reports of objects that scared the observers. During the night
June 8 to 9th two milky white shining objects as big as the moon pursued a
married couple. The witnesses were scared because they felt the objects were
watching them and hovered above their house until the objects disappeared.
On May 28, a woman observed three 40 meters wide and 16 meters long triangles
at about 200 meters altitude that moved very slowly. The objects appeared
"threatening" because the rumbling objects were so close. After
investigation it is clear that some reports remain unexplained but nationwide
subscription newspapers, are as skeptical and polemic as ever.

Interestingly Germany's leading tabloid newspaper BILD recently speculated;
that NATO had fear of UFOs after George W. Bush mysteriously spoke of new
threats. See A
representative poll of the Allensbacher Research Institute shows that every
fifth German under 30 years "believes in visitors from out of space." The
Emnid Research Institute poll showed that every fifth German regardless of
age believes in a UFO reality. A recent Gallup poll shows that every third
American believes earth has been visited. Thanks to Hannes la Rue News &
Web Master MUFON-CES.


Karl Horvath writes, "Filer's Files should link to the BBC news account of
the woman in the UK that filmed the UFO. Since they show only a still from
the video, it is my fear that this video will never make it to the public
domain." Here is the link. Thanks to
Karl Horvath.


CREMONA -- Corriere della Sera [Evening Courier June 19, 2001, By Sperangelo
Bandera reports that many people equipped with binoculars and cameras saw an
orange light in the sky on Friday night, June 15th. It was observed to fly
very fast towards the east and then return to the same point in the sky. The
flying disc was seen near midnight from the area of Stagno [Pond] Lombardo,
Martignana Po, to Casalmaggiore and Vicoboneghisio, all communities that
border the River Po." I thought that it was Sirius," said Claudia, a witness,
"I understood that it could not be that star, because it proceeded to zigzag
and emanate an orange light. It moved much too fast to be a satellite."
Pier Toscani and his mother Katia also saw the UFO from their shop in
Casalmaggiore. "I am skeptical," he said, "but I admit its intermittent
light left an impression on me. My mother was frightened. "Many people are
being organized with cameras hoping to discover its true nature." Thanks to
Jerry Farshores


CHIGASAKI BEACH, KANAGAWA -- Masinaigan reports that on June 20, 2001, Two
large very bright lights hovering low in the sky between 8:00-8:15 PM.
Difficult to judge distance but further away than an island that is about two
kilometers off-shore. Size was also difficult to judge, but 10 times the
size of nearby lights on fishing boats. The lights moved slowly up and down,
occasionally slowly disappearing and reappearing. Once a third light also
appeared. The lights were yellowish and very bright. After 15 minutes they
all went out. Thanks to Joseph Trainor [email protected]


ST HELENS PARK, SYDNEY -- On June 23, 2001, two bright orange lights about
approached from the west in the northern winter night's sky about 10:00 PM.
They hovered for about 1/2 hour then proceeded east and vanished. The lights
had a steady glow and did not blink. The objects flew faster than a domestic
plane. Thanks to Cheryl Baldo ([email protected]


SEATTLE -- Director Peter B. Davenport writes: We have found FAA personnel to
be extraordinarily helpful with regard to the UFO phenomenon. They probably
are our best source of accurate, factual data regarding dramatic UFO
sightings. We have received countless telephone calls from controllers and
supervisors, who appear to be every bit as fascinated by the UFO phenomenon
as we investigators. Some specific cases come to mind. On November 17,
1995, when multiple fireballs streaked across New England, down the east
coast, and were later seen over the Northwest, the second call we received
was from an FAA controller out of Nashua, NH. Because of the call, NUFORC
was able to obtain the audio footage of two airliners reporting the event as
they departed New York for Europe.

When a disc-shaped object paced a turbo-prop airliner near Saginaw, MI, on
February 27, 1996, the FAA controller called us and express mailed a
pre-release audiotape of the radio communications. It allowed the principal
aviation journalist at The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland to write a
two-page article about the incident...(which was "spiked" by his editor.)
When a huge, triangular formation of unusually bright lights approached two
airliners just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth on the morning of October 26, 1999,
the first call we received was from an FAA controller. He express mailed
certain crucial materials of interest. When a "cruise missile" shaped object
streaked past two executive jets over Missouri on November 11, 1999, the
first report of the incident we received was from an FAA supervisor. There
are many other examples, if anyone needs more evidence. From my vantage
point, the FAA is not "part of the cover-up." In fact, they appear to be
unsung heroes in all of this. Please, don't criticize our best source of
information! Thanks to: Peter B. Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting
Center [email protected] Hotline: 206-722-3000

The Annual MUFON Symposium will be held July 20 - 22, 2001 in Irvine,
California The MUFON SYMPOSIUM annually features the top UFO researchers from
around the world. This year is no exception. There is no other place in the
world where you can hear and meet so many top UFO researchers and scientists
at one time. Everyone reading this flyer should attend a MUFON SYMPOSIUM at
least once. Attendance can be a life-changing experience. See

PHOTOGRAPH BOOKLET of some of the best UFO shots available and data on their
propulsion systems by US Navy Commander Graham Bethune.. $10.00


Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on
recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour long tape of UFOs shot
in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from
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 you will
be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real
UFOs. 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


David E. Twichell writes, "The ancient astronaut and Biblical UFO hypotheses
are not new. However, no one seems to want to take the matter to the next
logical step. If Ezekiel's, "wheel within a wheel," and Moses', "pillar of
fire and cloud," were forerunners of today's UFOs, then the Star of Bethlehem
and the brilliant cloud to which Jesus ascended must be treated in the same
vein. When Biblical descriptions of anomalous aerial phenomena are overlaid
on that of modern-day UFO reports, the picture seems to meld as one. Once
the evidence has been presented, the reader is led to a conclusion that is at
best convincing and at least thought provoking. Are you willing to risk
having your worldview shaken? Read the preface free at: To order your copy
the shipping charges and order your autographed copy by sending a check or
money order for $13.95 (US) to: David Twichell, P.O. Box 511, Trenton MI.

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