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Columbia, New Zealand and Scotland.
NEW YORK UFO SIGHTING RELATED TO CARTERET
PATCHOGUE, LONG ISLAND -- On July 14, 2001, at 11:21 PM, multiple reports
were received from Long Island. In Patchogue, Long Island witnesses
were traveling east on Route 27 and saw a brightly looking disc pass
in front of their car on July 15. There were a total of four reports
just minutes before the Carteret sighting at 12:15 AM. There are
indications that multiple UFOs were present along the Long Island, New
York to New Jersey corridor. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC
NEW JERSEY LIGHTS
CARTERET -- Investigation of the twenty slow moving lights observed
by hundreds on July 15, 2001, continue. Other witnesses now report sighting
a fast moving UFO in the Newark Airport area. "The video
tape appears to show a UFO in the lower portion of the video closest
to the videographer in East Carteret.
PLAINFIELD - Another report has been received from the area 15 miles
west of Carteret earlier in the evening.
LINDA MOULTON HOWE called to ask about the Carteret sighting and told
me she has just returned from Laos. She had been filming a series for
the Discovery Channel television about the new Asian Enigma in search
of the "wild men" of Laos. These wild men are similar
or may the same as Sasquatch or Big Foot. We discussed the fact
that when there are reports of UFO landings, they are
often followed by Sasquatch reports.
VIRGINIA MENTAL PATIENT
ROANOKE - The witness of a UFO who was placed in a Sanitarium has been
released. Several organizations attempted to help the Caltech
Ph.D. and we hope our efforts were instrumental in having him released.
Thanks to all our friends who attempted to help.
GEORGIA WHITE PYRAMID
LAGRANGE -- MUFONGA's former State Director, John Thompson received
a recent report of a 'white pyramid' hovering in the sky for about 8
seconds, around 4:00 PM on July 27, 2001. A motorist on Highway 219
just south of the Chattahoochee River observed it to the west at about
a 45-60 degree angle, estimating it was a mile away. Upon reaching the
next clearing, it was gone. The object was much larger than an airliner,
and two sides of the pyramid were seen. There was scattered cloud cover.
The LaGrange Airport advised that there were no reported blimps or balloons
in the area, and none of the
pilots had reported anything unusual. Thanks to John Thompson and Tom
Sheets MUFONGA SD.
OHIO, INDIANA GREEN FIREBALL
OHIO INDIANA BORDER -- Peter Davenport the Director of NUFORC reports
that on Tuesday night, July 31st, at 2120 hours. (PDT), He received
a report from a long haul trucker, traveling westbound through Ohio,
and located 64 miles east of the Ohio border. He reported witnessing
a very dramatic blue-green "fireball," which was streaking
from his left to right, approximately 25-30 degrees above the horizontal
plane in the western sky ahead of him. He
telephoned two minutes after the event.
BLANCHESTER, OHIO -- On July 31, 2001, at 11:50 PM an object was moving
so fast that the witness had a hard time following it. Then it
just stopped, without slowing down. The witness said, "As
I turned onto my road, it was hovering over our house. I was trying
to get home as quick as possible so my family could see it. I got to
my driveway and it shot across the sky again, as silent as can be."
There was NO sound coming from this object. It just sat in the
sky, for about 4 minutes. It didn't bob up and down or move in
the slightest bit. I ran inside to get my video camera (but the
battery was dead), I went back outside and it was still there, over
the field. Then it
was gone in an instant. I have never seen ANYTHING go so fast
and then come to a dead stop. It was amazing! Thanks to Peter
Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.
INDIANA DAYLIGHT UFO
MILAN - Outstanding Researcher Kenny Young writes he received an email
from the gentleman claiming that an object was again visible last night
after 2:00 AM. At any rate, the weather around here is hot and
hazy with a gloomy overcast. I would be hard to imagine an atmospheric
or celestial issue like an incoming bolide/meteor/fireball that could
be seen in daylight through this haze. I had just talked with
one of the witnesses by telephone regarding two suspected UFO sightings
near Milan at 2:45 a.m. on July 31 and again on August 1st at 3:35 a.m.
She sounded sober and alert. She said that what they had seen
the last two evenings was 'very unusual' and that she had
"never seen anything like this before." She described
lights' in a fixed triangular formation. This was not airplanes."
I inquired how she could ascertain these were not airplanes (almost
to the point of asking a leading question by getting her to describe
any particular glow or color) and she said: "By the way it looked"
and again went on to describe the three distant 'star-like lights' in
a fixed triangular formation.
I am not satisfied that this is 'something different' without any outstanding
characteristic such as glow, pulse or halo. Just three star-like
lights that could easily be high-flying jets for purposeful or purely
coincidental reason were flying about the same speed and from the position
of the observer may have been in a convenient triangular formation.
Perhaps even high-flying spy satellites? Thanks to KENNY YOUNG [email protected].
MICHIGAN GREEN FIREBALL
OSCEOLA -- I was traveling west from Midland towards Luddington at around
12:20 AM this morning on August 1, 2001, and I saw what I thought to
be a shooting star tracking from South to North. I caught it early
on and couldn't make my mind up what it was. I was almost suggesting
to myself that it could be a satellite due to the way it wasn't getting
brighter, when it did just that. Slowly it started to fizzle like a
fireworks, then it grew in size getting brighter all the time and seemingly
sparking, then I saw a puff of green and then it all turned a really
bright burning green. I past a few trees but could still make it out
it was so bright, then I came out on the other side (I was looking north
now) and the fire stopped and just this red glow continued for a second,
then it was gone. I suspect there is a hole in
the ground a few miles north from here. The object didn't break up.
Peter Davenport reports NUFORC has received a number of very interesting
reports from Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and other states, which
suggest to us that the event may not have been a typical meteoric event.
One young woman in Ohio reports that she was witness to a blue-green
fireball, which suddenly stopped and hovered for an estimate 5 minutes.
It then "shot off,"
moving over the horizon very quickly. Thanks to NUFORC
KENTUCKY TV VIDEOS UFO
LEXINGTON - Kenny Young reports a television news crew suspects that
they have captured a strange aerial object on videotape. WTVQ-TV
News Channel 36, an ABC affiliate in Lexington, reported on their 11:00
p.m. newscast that one of their videographers documented the suspected
oddity on Thursday, August 2, 2001, over the city. Cincinnati resident
Chris Heiert caught the story as it was broadcast from the Lexington
television station and quickly notified me
of the report. Within minutes of receiving the information I had
placed a call to the news station and was lucky to speak with the videographer
at 11:20 p.m. while the news program was still in live production. The
videographer, informed that he had been interviewing someone at
a car wash on Richmond Road for a news segment scheduled for Friday's
newscast. The person being interviewed at around 5:30 p.m. first spotted
the object and gestured for the news crew to take notice.
"I looked in that direction and this thing was visibly seen with
the naked eye," the videographer said, "so I swung my camera
around to get a shot of it and shot it for a minute." The
object seemed to hover in place and was a large circular object with
dome-shaped center roughly the size of a car or van. "This is where
it gets weird," he said. "Coming out from the dome are little
legs that curve down like triangles or something, and it rotates."
He described the object as having no smoke and no lights. Thanks to
[email protected] .
DUNDEE - CORRECTION -- The Flying Triangle sighting report carried in
July 21, Filer's Files #30, took place on July 15, 2000, rather than
2001 at Benson's Hideaway. A new sighting took place on July 21,
2001, about 9:40 PM when a group from Benson's Hideaway Restaurant located
on Long Lake again saw UFOs. Both sightings were observed by a
multiple group of UFO buffs. A light then came from the south end of
the lake next to Dundee Mountain. It
was about the size of a quarter held at arm's length. It looked like
it was lower than Dundee Mountain and just a little higher than the
trees. The light was a golden color and had golden lights shooting out
from the edges. As it moved along the Eastern Shore of the lake it made
little jumps almost straight up in the air and then continued on its
original path. The light continued to the north end of the lake where
we were, at this point someone yelled, there's another one. It came
north along the western edge of the lake and it too, shot up almost
straight in the air a couple of times. This one did something different
though. It blew up to a white light, which was much
bigger, than the golden light at least four times. It then dropped two
lights like the sparkles that drop from sparklers. It moved directly
across from us, while the first light it had moved northwest and disappeared.
Bonnie Meyer reports, "I believe that it left the atmosphere so
fast that it only looked as if the light went out." A third
golden light came from the same area and was coming towards us slowly.
When it got about half way down the lake the second one started to move
off and then they stayed about the same distance apart and moved off.
A few minutes latter another light appeared. It came almost the length
of the lake and was either much smaller or it was much higher because
it was smaller. As it got closer to us it turned west and settled almost
stationary in the southwest. It stayed there
for a long time. It seemed to become three separate lights one bluish
green, one orange red and the other white. They seemed to be playing
tag, running circles around each other and zigzagging with each other.
Then there was a slight popping sound and two lights dropped from the
underside of the center light. One of the lights took off in a northwest
direction and was out of sight within a minute or two. The greenish
blue light stayed in the area and was still there when I left at about
12:30 A.M. When I talked to people the next day they said the light
was still there at 2:00 A.M. Thanks to Bonnie Meyer of Lightside
www.thelightside.org and Jim
PRADERA -- El Pais News reports appearance of a strange luminous object,
which suddenly became visible in the skies over Pradera and disrupted
the tranquillity enjoyed by the residents. Precisely at 8:15 p.m.
all eyes began looking automatically toward the heavens. There, a yellow
and feeble light descended rapidly, as if seeking shelter in the mountainside's
dense vegetation. Phanor Peņaloza says, "the fireball had a strange
rotating movement, it took at least 15 seconds to cross the sky and
vanish." Many residents of the Comuneros, La Lorena and Berlin
neighborhoods witnessed the luminous phenomenon, which was allegedly
responsible for two power outages
five and ten minutes after the incident took place. Lieutenant Rodolfo
Paredes of the Pradera Fire Brigade, who also saw the lights, believes
that "it was all caused by a lit flare that someone fired"
The firefighter's argument is based on the fact that the light had a
permanent flame as it rose and later descended, something that happens
with so called gunpowder rockets.
Thanks to the El Pais News
NEW ZEALAND POLTERGEISTS AND UFOs
Karen L. wrote to the Skywatch International stating, "I had a
UFO encounter back in 1978, where I was actually missing for two days.
Its a long story but the point here is that upon return there
started a three month period of "extreme" supernatural activity
in the apartment where I was living. There were three other people
living there and we all had to put up with items flying through the
house, things suddenly lifting off and levitating on the dinner table
as we were eating meals, people appearing and walking through walls.
The list goes on and on and this happened everyday, day in day out.
I found it all extremely interesting while my friends found it absolutely
terrifying. Needless to say that after three months they couldn't take
it anymore and had to move out. I decided to move back to New
Zealand where the entire thing started again in my next residence.
We got professional help in
and without telling them the details the moment the walked into the
house they came straight for me saying it was all centered around me
(yep tell me about it). They couldn't help unfortunately so again
I moved and this time it stopped. It's now over 20 years later and things
still go 'bump' around me ;)... I'm used to it now. Karen
Editor's Note: I have investigated several cases that also involve
Poltergeist activity. Seldom will a witness mention these occurrences
and it usually takes getting to know the witnesses quite well.
Unless people are specifically asked, they are unlikely to volunteer
this information. My experience has been the wilder and more unbelievable
stories are likely to be the most real. Those who investigate
cases by visiting with the witnesses have a wonderful opportunity to
obtain the entire story. Thanks to Karen L.
and Skywatch International.
SCOTLAND STARGAZER CLAIMS TO HAVE PROOF OF UFOs EXISTENCE
DUNDEE -- The Courier News reports, "The best photographs of a
UFO ever taken" have been snapped by a Leven man from outside his
home," he claims. Andrew Wilson (58) believes he saw the
UFO when he was looking out of his living-room window on August 3, 2001.
Mr Wilson claims it was moving across the sky, "It was a small
thing and it was traveling fast but there was no sound from it."
A member of the RSPB and a keen bird watcher, Mr Wilson owns a book
on astronomy and often watches the night sky, "I like the stars,
they're beautiful," he added. It was, perhaps, this hobby that
allowed him to witness another UFO in 1971, "It was right above
me. It had a red dome on it, and a flashing light."
Mr. Wilson has two witnesses who also saw the latest object. Firm in
his belief that what he saw was an UFO, Mr. Wilson has handed the matter
over to the authorities. Thanks to [email protected]
and Courier News, August 6, 2001.
ROSWELL CRASH RESEARCH FINDINGS
Bond Johnson writes, "After more than three years of eye straining
research of comparing the computer enhanced and carefully dissected
Ramey Office Photos (ROP) with the blueprints of RAWIN/MOGUL and to
other weather devices circa 1947 -- and with extensive consultation
of UFO experts from Klass to Rudiak to Friedman -- The Roswell Photo
Interpretation Team (RPIT) has concluded that there is NOTHING to be
seen in the ROP that can be matched to ANYTHING expected to be found
in the crash of a RAWIN/MOGUL or any other known "weather device."
Further, in spite of frequent and widespread invitations for such, no
one -- from dedicated skeptic to devout believer --
has SUGGESTED that ANY piece of wreckage to be seen in the ROP has any
specific terrestrial genesis.
Also, after more than a half century the US government has produced
NO documented evidence as to the etiology of the Roswell crash -- even
when RPIT and others requested such documents under FOIA. Finally, after
its extensive research -- including discussions by three team members
w Prof. Charles Moore -- RPIT has concluded that there is NO evidence
that ANY known RAWIN/MOGUL launch could account for the strange and
well documented reports connected with the Roswell crash of 1947. Thanks
to Colonel James Bond Johnson RPIT
MARS: NEUROSCIENTIST FINDS LIFE ON MARS IN DECADES-OLD DATA
SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2001 -University of Southern California announced
Experiments done more than two decades ago on Martian soil collected
by the Viking Landers 1 and 2 provided evidence that life might exist
on Mars, says Joseph Miller, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department
of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University
of Southern California. Miller recently did a re-analysis of data
collected by the landers, and found that something in the collected
soil was apparently metabolizing nutrients-and doing so with a distinct
biological rhythm that, he says, can only be found in a living cell.
Miller presented his findings at an astrobiology symposium held during
the International Society for Optical
In August and September of 1975, the Viking spacecraft were launched
from Cape Canaveral. After traveling for nearly a year, each was deployed
to the planet's surface. Once there, they performed a series of experiments-including
one in which a robotic arm scooped up samples of soil and deposited
them in petri dishes, along with a drop of anutrient solution that had
been labeled with radioactive carbon. The idea, explains Miller, was
that if there were any living organisms in the sample, they would take
up the carbon-labeled nutrients and process them, eventually releasing
the radioactive carbon in a gas form. A radiation detector was
set up near the covered dish, connected to it by a tube through which
any released gases would travel. There was definite evidence of a gas
seemed Levin and Straat had indeed found life on Mars-but other scientists
felt the release might be better explained as the result of chemical
reactions with highly reactive compounds like uperoxides and peroxides.
Unable to prove that the gas was definitely being released by living
organisms, the NASA scientists let the matter drop.
Based on new discoveries Miller started studying the old data and after
reviewing just 30 percent of the data, Miller was able to find something
remarkable-something, he says, that went unremarked-upon in the original
papers. "The signal itself not only had a circadian rhythm,"
declares Miller, "but it had a precise circadian rhythm of 24.66
hours-which is particularly significant, because it's the length of
a Martian day." The fluctuations in gas emissions seem to be entrained
to a 2 degrees C fluctuation inside the lander, which in turn reflected
not-quite-total shielding from the 50 degrees C. fluctuation in temperature
that occurs daily on the surface of Mars. Temperature-entrained
circadian rhythms, even to a mere 2-degree C fluctuation, have been
observed repeatedly on earth. As for the original
concerns of the dubious chemists, who thought the same sort of signal
could simply be coming from highly reactive, non-organic compounds in
the soil, Miller says such a scenario would be almost impossible to
imagine. The circadian rhythms from the Martian soil persisted for nine
"There is no reason for a purely chemical reaction to be so strongly
synchronized to such a small temperature fluctuation," he adds.
"We think that in conjunction with the strong indications from
Mars Observer images that show water flowed on the surface in the recent
past. I think back in 1976, the Viking researchers had an excellent
reason to believe they'd discovered life; I'd say it was a good 75 percent
certain. Now, with this discovery, I'd say it's over 90 percent."
UFOs POLITICS GOD AND SCIENCE
Dr. Robert Trundle has written the new book "UFOs: POLITICS, GOD
AND SCIENCE" (2001, European Press). With commentaries by Harvard's
John E. Mack, MD. as well as NASA's Dr. Richard Haines and US Air Force
Intelligence Maj. George Filer (Ret.), this book makes a novel defense
of alien UFO visitation. After revealing why current science cannot
be used to exclude the visitation and
listing the testimonies of well regarded witnesses, several perplexing
questions are raised: Has the academic community had a role in obstructing
truth about the phenomenon of UFOs? Were military denials of alien
UFOs ordered by one of the most admired US Presidents who, with no one
noticing, virtually admitted of the cover-up? Might a cover-up be actually
Do bizarre reports, which rival X-Files, have a basis in science?
Having received his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder,
Robert Trundle is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Scientific
Research Society of Sigma Xi. He has written over forty professional
articles and numerous books. This new UFO book can be ordered by e-mail
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