UFOs are reported in New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, California,
Canada, Greece, Turkey, New Zealand and from space.
University of California at Berkeley announced that astronomers have
discovered a planetary system with two giant planets centered on a star
that is similar to our sun in chemical composition. The findings
indicate smaller planets similar to Earth may be located in orbits inside
these giant planets. The astronomers believe many stars may have
solar systems similar to our own. Assuming the inner plants actually
exist they are likely to have water and life may flourish there.
The newly found solar system is orbiting Ursae Majoris only 45 light
years away, about 200 trillion miles from Earth. "Of all
the solar systems that have been found, this is the one that looks the
most like our own," said Debra Fischer, an astronomer. "Nothing
else is even close."
NEW YORK 5 TO 8 CIRCULAR OBJECTS
STATEN ISLAND -- We were on the beach at midnight on July 15, 2001,
looking into sky with friends and other watchers. We noticed 5
to 8 circular burnt orange colored lights in formation flying over Staten
Island. These lights were all lined up horizontally. They moved
slowly towards our direction. Due to a disruption, we had to leave
the scene but other watchers stayed. Thanks to Joe Stefula
NEW JERSEY OVAL UFO
PALISADES PARK -- Several witnesses reported seeing a UFO descend from
the sky on August 16, 2001. The witness states, "My wife,
my neighbor and I saw an object come down from the sky at 9:30 PM.
The craft was oval shape with a cap full of white colored lights.
This is the first UFO we have ever seen. Thanks to Varadaraj
Kandasamy at [email protected]
TRENTON -- Several reports have come in from witnesses watching from
the Scenic Point on Route 295 over looking the Delaware River.
They report seeing strange moving lights at night. Some are round and
others spear shaped moving over the woods and river. A diamond
shaped craft was also sighted on August 18, 2001. The sightings
have continued for the last week and video has been taken. Reports
from this general area have continued regularly through the years.
Frequently, the sightings have involved several islands in the Delaware
River north of Philadelphia and south of Trenton near Burlington.
This area appears to be heating up again.
CARTERET INVESTIGATION CONTINUES -- Gabriel wrote and phoned to tell
me he was a witness to the Carteret sighting. He was located near
the large satellite dishes in Carteret. He reports he had the
best seat there and saw it all unfold. The witness claims, "I
saw it from two directions from Exit 13 and Exit 15 of the New Jersey
Turnpike where dozens of cars were stopped to watch. The object
observed by hundreds was a dark black space craft for sure with a triangular
shape. Gabriel states, "I had a pair of binoculars and I
saw a ship I know what a ship looks like. All the lights were
attached to the large ship. I was looking right at the ship it had a
dark shadow ''V' shape behind the lights. Also those people that
saw the lights didn't see that there was a couple of small ships first.
That is why the video shows the lights were in too different forms.
The other was a single light with 'v' shape. There was allot going
on that night. We also noticed that all commercial aircraft had
stopped flying over the area. Thanks to Gabriel [email protected]
PENNSYLVANIA ELONGATED RECTANGLE UFO
NEW HOPE -- Anthony Volpe reports that on June 17, 2001, Lynn and I
were traveling east on Woodhill Road in Upper Makefield Township.
The sky was clear and cloudless. As we crested a hill and cleared
the trees blocking our view, we saw an object hovering in the foreground.
Being familiar with the area, we estimated that it was hovering over
the Delaware River. It was slightly larger than 1/2 inch as viewed
at arm's length. It was shaped like a 'bar' or elongated rectangle
with square ends. The color was a nonreflecting white. If
clouds were available it could have easily hid among them, but there
was not a cloud in the sky. We consulted a local map for distance
and direction information. The distance to the Delaware River
from our sighting location is one and six-tenths of a mile (1.6 mi.)
The UFO was hovering at a 30-degree angle above the horizon. The
direction was 303 degrees compass heading on our map. Extrapolation
of the size, distance and angle above the horizon shows the UFO to be
approx. 170 feet long hovering at approx. nine-tenths of a mile (4,750
ft,) at a distance of 1.6 miles away from our viewing site. Lynn
and I observed the UFO hovering for several minutes. We lost sight
of it as we approached Interstate I-95 South. Thanks to the Volpes
NORTH CAROLINA DISK SHAPE OBJECT CHANGING COLORS
MOORESVILLE -- On August 6, 2001, my son, my boyfriend and myself were
watching TV when my boyfriend went outside to smoke a cigarette.
He came in and had a strange look on his face and went into the bedroom
and grabbed his binoculars and said, "Come see this!"
The three of us went out on the porch at 12:40 AM and looked west above
the treeline and saw an object that was moving from side to side and
up and down, changing colors from a whitish blue to red then to green.
We watched this for about 11 minutes until it dropped below the treeline.
I have never been a believer of UFO's but after seeing this disk, I
question my belief. A brief description of the witnesses' backgrounds
are, 41 year old nurse, 20 yr. old navy enlistee and a 40 yr. old ex
military combat engineer who all saw the same thing with our own eyes.
Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
INDIANA OVAL SHAPED UFO PHOTOGRAPHED
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Sheets ISUR received the following report from Angela
Clark about her sighting on August 7, 2001, at about 5:30 PM.
She let the family dog out into the backyard and noticed an object in
the sky in the vicinity of some clouds. She continued to watch
as the object suddenly darted straight down and made a quick 90-degree
turn to the right, suddenly stopping to hover over some adjacent homes.
I phoned Angela who described the object as appearing oval shaped, metallic
colored, and lighter on top and darker on the bottom. It had a
wobbly spin while hovering and there was a slight haze around the craft.
She estimated the distance at 1/4 mile and altitude at 2500 to 3000
feet, and actual size as similar to 3 or 4 automobiles (HUMVEES) grouped
together. Angela is a former police officer, skydiver, and military
dependent. The witness stated she then ran into her computer room
and grabbed her digital camera, returned and snapped a photo of the
hovering object. (See www.filersfiles.com)
At that point the object slowly began to move upwards, then quickly
accelerated upwards and out of sight so fast she could not track it.
Angela forwarded a copy of the photo to ISUR and me for preliminary
inspection. The photo indicates a bright sunny day, with a few
cumulus clouds, the glare of the sun is evident on the clouds and on
the hovering object. The object appears to be oval shaped but
could be 'capsule' shaped and hovering beyond and over some homes.
Angela is currently a homemaker studying for a medical certification.
She is an excellent witness. The case has been turned over to
Indiana MUFON, State Director Jerry Sievers for a local in-depth investigation.
Thanks to ISUR [email protected],
and Tom Sheets [email protected],
ISUR Board, SD MUFON of Georgia.
SOUTH BEND -- On August 14, 2001, Mark Radecki, 47, was sitting on the
back door step when he heard a whistle, like a hawk makes. He
looked up expecting to see a hawk when he spotted a black coffin shaped
object directly overhead traveling northwest at 1342 hours (1:42 PM).
It flew away at a steady speed of 1400 MPH. The witness heard
the whistle one more time before it flew behind some trees. Mark
says, "My estimate is that it was fairly low 800-1500 feet, and
at its speed it would have crossed the entire sky, being directly overhead,
I about 6 seconds. A favorite hobby of mine is to sit in the yard,
with my binoculars and field guide, and watch and identify all the aircraft
that cross the sky. So I am familiar with all types of aircraft,
their speeds, and altitudes. This was not one of them. Mark also
saw a black egg shaped UFO with short stubby wings ten years ago.
The object was one inch in size at arm's length. Sky was partly
sunny, w/high cumulus clouds, 80 degrees, 10 MPH wind. Thanks
to Skywatch and UFO-PI Online Reporting and Mark [email protected] [email protected]tv.net
WILDWOOD -- This is the second sighting of similar objects within the
past six months for me. I first saw two objects on April 26, 2001,
and a report was filed. On August 2, 2001, I was able to distinguish
a little more detail than the first time. I observed directly
west of Route 45 and Center Street in Grayslake two bright lights stationary
in the sky at 1:15 PM. They were not moving as in the first sighting.
This time I was able to get my wife to view these objects with me and
with binoculars. They were round and had lights, which seemed
to be like multiple strings descending from top to bottom. They
could have been windows but were too far distant to really confirm.
When I looked at them with just my normal eyesight they were very bright
in the sky, and with the binoculars I could distinguish the strands
of lights on the side of the object. They were quite a way's off
in the distance but were very large. They started moving towards
the southwest after about 15 minutes until they disappeared. Once
they started moving, they moved rather slowly. During the first
sighting I had, they moved very fast
CHICAGO -- It was about 3:00 AM on August 5, 2001, some friends and
I were sitting around in my friends yard talking and one of my friends
pointed to the sky and said, "What is that?" We all
looked to where he was pointing and I saw an object that seemed to be
glowing with its own light traveling across the sky from southeast to
northwest at a steady rate. The object appeared to me to be squarish
and a yellow orange color with very faint red spots of light surrounding
it. I heard no noise. The object traveled in a straight
line across the sky, not speeding up or slowing down. It was a
very clear night, with a nearly full moon. We had observed several
planes traveling from west to east that night, both before and after
we saw this object. They were all obviously planes, with the tell
tale blinking lights and the jet noises. This object was different.
We immediately began listing off the things it could possibly be.
Someone suggested that maybe it was a children's balloon caught in some
freak jet stream. However, the wind wasn't blowing and the stars
were clear, not shimmering like on windy nights. I got out my
camera and snapped some pictures of the object, but as of yet haven't
gotten them developed. A similar object was seen on August 9.
Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
WISCONSIN LIGHTS KNOCK OUT POWER
MERCER -- J writes on the evening of August 3, 2001, I was traveling
to northern Wisconsin with a friend for fishing. We were about
3 miles south of Mercer on US 51 at 12:30 AM when large bright yellow-orange
lights appeared in the sky directly a mile ahead of us at 1,500 feet
altitude. They were about the size of your thumbnail at arm's
length. The full moon was up and the lights were just slightly
smaller. The lights almost looked like yellow orange fireballs,
but didn't flicker and the outside edges had a blur or hazy appearance.
The lights were "stacked" directly above each other a 100
yards apart. We both saw the lights as if someone switched on
a light. We drove until we were a half mile away and I stopped
to get my camera from the trunk. Then the lights moved straight
up and the spacing between them doubled. As we exited the car
the lights moved to our left about a half mile all without changing
their formation. The sky was clear and as I took the first flash
picture, the lights converged towards the middle light and formed a
perfect triangle on a horizontal plane at 200 yards apart. I took
6 pictures in 5 minutes.
There was no noise even my hunting dog was quiet and still, which is
very unusual. We drove a mile further down the road and snapped
another picture just as a pickup truck swerved sending gravel flying.
I pulled along side the truck, and young driver said, "What the
hell am I looking at? I've been watching those lights for about
10 minutes and when I saw your flash I knew you guys saw them too."
The three of us watched the lights rise slowly, then the speed increased
until they reached an altitude of about a mile and they disappeared.
We drove into Mercer and realized the town was blacked out. I
contacted the power company and they said the outage was caused by a
"regulator reset." Thanks to Jim Aho W-Files http://www.w-files.com
CALIFORNIA DISK SHAPED OBJECT SLOWLY MOVING
MAMMOTH LAKES -- I was camping out near Mammoth Mountain when the crickets
stopped chirping at 3:45 AM on August 7, 2001. From the West, I noticed
a dark disk shaped object slowly moving and stopping as it made its
way towards my location. I was inside my sleeping bag next to
my girlfriend who was asleep. The object got within fifty feet and I
was frozen in fear and curiosity. I watched the craft slowly slip
by, stopping for a few seconds at a time and continuing. There
was a very slight hum. The craft emitted a dull blue beam from the far
edge of the disc as though it was searching for someone. The craft
was now clearly visible as a shiny disc, and came to a complete stop.
I crawled towards it hoping it didn't detect me. I kept thinking
that this craft might have infrared or heat sensors to detect any movement
outside, but there was no deviation from its course/task. At one
point, the craft got to about 2 feet from the ground and the humming
became louder. I got back without causing any notice when the
craft became enveloped by the surrounding area. It became invisible,
but with a slight atmospheric distortion. I watched this mirage-like
phenomenon float upwards until I could not see it anymore. Five
minutes later, the crickets started again and I stayed up all night.
This has changed my life forever and makes me realize we are not alone.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- On the evening of August 8, 2001, at 10:15
PM my girl friend and I were looking at the night sky while camping
at the North shore of Saddlebag Lake (elevation: 10,000 feet).
The sky was clear, and moonless. We witnessed and heard a formation
of three "military fighter jets," displaying normal navigational
lights, and flying at 15,000 feet on a due west heading. Trailing the
formation of fighters at the 8 o'clock position was a large "Chevron
Shaped Object," backlit by starlight." We estimated
the Chevron to be 100 yards from wingtip-to-wingtip. The object
had three "white colored" lights -- one at the apex, and one
at each wingtip." The object matched the jets air speed and
seemed to move south more like a glider than a powered aircraft.
We watched for two minutes. My girl friend and I are very familiar
with the air traffic in the Tioga Pass area and these were flying south
and parallel to the commercial air east/west corridor. Neither
one of us have ever seen an "aircraft" this large. Both
of us are trained and experienced professionals (Health Care and Photojournalism).
We are certain of our observations. Thanks to NUFORC.
CANADA MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE CARRIES UFO ARTICLE
ST. PAUL -- The August 13, 2001, issue carries a serious UFO article
titled, "Seriously is there a middle ground between skepticism
and belief?" by Susan McClelland. "To the first-time tourist,
St. Paul, Alberta., could easily pass for a set from The X-Files.
The billboard at the edge of the small farming community about 200 km
northeast of Edmonton welcomes visitors to the world's first UFO landing
pad -- a circular cement deck attached to the chamber of commerce.
The chamber itself looks like a spaceship. Businesses with names
like Mama's Flying Saucer Pizza & Breakfast and the Galaxy Motel
line the main street. The biggest surprise, though, may be just
how long it's been since the townsfolk put out the alien welcome mat.
"The landing pad was built during Canada's Centennial," explains
Mayor John Trefanenko. "People wanted to create something that
would be recognized around the world. Over the years, we kept building
on that theme." And build they have. UFO fervor has spawned an
industry in the town of 5,000 that brings in some 30,000 visitors a
year. Townsfolk have developed otherworldly areas of interest.
Fernand Belzil, for instance, a semiretired cattle rancher, is one of
Canada's few experts on a grisly type of animal mutilation in which
all the blood has been drained and certain organs surgically removed."
CANADA UFO REPORTS
NOTTAWASAGA BAY ON LAKE HURON -- On August 4, 2001, at 8:00 PM we saw
a jet going from SW to SE and an object came up behind it on exactly
the same flight path, but much faster than the jet. When it reached
the jet it disappeared and the jet kept going. It overtook the
jets speed at double or triple the speed. The object was bright and
round with no noise. We live on the shore north of Barrie, Ontario.
Last year, my husband and I were sitting on our deck in July, when we
watched a jet flying southeast at 6:50 PM. Another object came
out of the southwest on a diagonal flying much faster than the jet.
It crossed in front of the jet and the jet veered to avoid a possible
collision. We were afraid for the aircraft. I reported this
to the government, but we never given an explanation. The object
looked oblong or round and it was a metal material because the setting
sun made it look orange.
TORONTO -- Harry Harris writes, my friend and I were standing in Pratt
& Whitney Canada's Mississauga Company's parking lot for our lunch
break, when we looked up at something like a bird passing overhead.
I continued to focus on what eventually seemed to be two spheres orbiting
about each-other but moving at a constant 25 MPH velocity and in a straight
line. They were like two tennis balls made out of frosted glass light-bulbs
traveling just above the power lines. I was a mile west of Pearson
International Airport at 12:30 PM. The object was traveling west. Thanks
to Brian HBCC UFO Research - [email protected] http://www.geocities.com/hbccufo/home.html
UNITED KINGDOM CROP CIRCLES
ALTON BARNES --A huge crop circle was reported at Milk Hill, Wiltshire
on August 13, 2001, that inclues some 250 circles. So far scientists
have not attested to its authenticity. http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2001/MilkHill2/milkhill2001a.html
GREECE BIG LIGHT IN THE SKY
PELOPONNESE -- The witness reports, "I saw a strange light in the
sky over Patra on August 8, 2001, at 21:30. First, I thought it
was a satellite, or fireworks from a boat. My house is near the sea,
but there was no boat! It wasn't an airplane because it had such
a big light and lasted about four seconds. Thanks to Peter Davenport
TURKISH PILOTS & UFO UPDATE
ISMIR ---Hakan Konac reports that Turkish Air Force pilot First Lieutenant
Ilker Dincer was flying a T-37 Training Jet (122nd Squadron) on August
6, 2001, when he encountered a UFO at 12:30 hours near Candarli. Radio
communication from the Pilot: Dincer: "We are facing an unusual
situation. We see an object shaped like a cross between a cone and a
disc, with support legs, extremely luminous and high speed".
Dincer reported the incident both to the Ground Control and to the Combat
Operations Center (COC) and asks for radar confirmation. COC: "Negative.
We detect a high rate of maneuvering in your aircraft but no detection
of a second object around." Dincer moves the T-37 closer
towards the object and according to Dincer, the object also moves closer
towards the T-37.
Dincer: "The object is now coming closer to my wings, now its behind
us, Ill get it in front of myself, now its in front of us, hey this
is certainly going for a dog fight with us". The object gyrated
around the T-37 for thirty minutes. The object and the T-37 maneuvered
around each other during the encounter until the object disappeared
at an incredibly high speed. The incident is under investigation
by the Turkish Air Force who at first claimed it was a weather balloon.
Thanks to [email protected]@ham2.cc.fer.hr
(Giuliano 'Jimmy' Marinkovic)
NEW ZEALAND FLAMING CIGAR SHAPED ORANGE COMET
WAIHEKE ISLAND, AUCKLAND -- Joe Trainor received this report from Anthony
Milas and his girlfriend who saw a gray cigar shaped craft surrounded
by trailing flame on July 13, 2001. The sun was setting at 5:30
PM, and the object was two-thirds its size. The flaming trail
moved very slowly downwards and arcing to the north. It was moving
with the head of the trail leading. After five minutes, it broke
into two trails - a larger and a smaller. The smaller one appeared
to hover. The larger one was observed for five minutes before
it disappeared behind clouds close to the horizon. The object
slowed its descent moving to the west. Anthony states, "Using
my binoculars it was now maintaining a steadier altitude and I clearly
saw a gray cigar shape, and the flaming orange/yellow was surrounding
this and trailing off it." The object disappeared behind
a cloud near Rangitoto Island, several kilometers away. My girl
friend saw something similar several weeks ago, but assumed it was an
artifact of the sunset. The sun had set and this cannot be explained
by natural phenomena. The object was observed for ten minutes
close to the horizon, and I assume it was very large, far away, and
traveling very fast. Thanks to Joe Trainor Masinaigan and [email protected]
(Anthony Milas) [email protected]
LARA JOHNSTONE TO TAKE ET HUNGER STRIKE TO WHITE HOUSE.
On August 18, 22 days into her hunger strike, Lara announced on the
live Ground Zero show (1080KOTK - Portland) that she will take her Presidential
hunger strike to Washington, D.C. and the White House, as a daily reminder
to President Bush. "I am asking President Bush to fulfill
his campaign promise, and make public information on U.S. government
involvement with Extraterrestrial craft, technologies, and civilizations
by supporting the Disclosure witnesses who are ready to testify before
the U.S. Congress. Thanks to ECONEWS SERVICE: http://www.ecologynews.com/cuenews38.html
STS-105 - UFO SIGHTED FROM SPACE SHUTTLE CAMERA
Researcher Jeff Challender informed me, he watched the STS-105 Discovery
tape during the shuttle overnight mission on August 10/11.
In one segment, there is an object, similar to Storey Musgrave's "space
snake" moving about in daylight over the Indian Ocean west of New
Guinea. It appears to be going away from the tail of the Shuttle
Discovery, and is first seen against the blackness of space, then in
silhouette against the bright clouds and sea. The camera zoomed
in on it briefly, but didn't focus, then the downlink was cut.
A half hour later, at orbital sunset, it was still out there in the
distance until they cut the feed again. This was no ice chip.
Later on, during a night pass over Texas and the Gulf, there was another
of those bright zips of an object passing quickly. It resembled
the strange bright zipping object seen in the Houston sequence from
STS-96 in June 1999. Now since the Perseid meteor shower was at
it's peak that night, it's possible that this streak was a meteor.
Later, Cliff Rowe was monitoring the NASA TV video from the STS-105
on August 11, 2001, as it glided silently around earth. He observed
a large dark round blurry object at 10:20 AM Central Time video taped
by the shuttle camera. The object was the size of a thumb placed
over the object on the TV screen. The Shuttle's camera caught
the object on the lower left of center with the background of white
clouds below. T he DARK SPOT seemed to be stationary at first appearing
as a possible spot on the camera lens. As the Shuttle moved and
the camera zoomed in on it, the object moved slowly to the southeast.
The Shuttle camera began to pan to get a closer look at the object,
and appears to have rapidly switched to several different colored filters.
Then the object disappeared into the clouds below. The Shuttle
transmissions then switched to the NASA animation picture of the Shuttle.
We had a monstrous size UFO messing around our earth in the upper atmosphere
and this isn't the first. These things are all over the place
and most people are being shielded from this information. If you
don't believe me get the tape "What Do They Know" by Jeff
Chandler (his E-mail: [email protected]).
You will be able to see these objects from raw NASA data transmissions
that have been caught on tape by Jeff. You will be able to tell
the difference between ice crystals and UFOs passing by. If the
proof on this tape doesn't convince you, nothing will. Thanks
to Cliff Rowe [email protected] and [email protected] (Jeff Challender
Editor's Note: Unidentified Flying Objects with regularly flashing lights
are frequently videotaped in space by the Shuttle's cameras. It
is certainly possible that these UFOs are ours and that classified black
hypersonic craft are being covered up by unclassified programs such
as the canceled X-30 National Aerospaceplane project in 1994.
It seems reasonable that a reconnaissance aircraft was built to follow
on to the SR-71 Black Bird. Most likely a black-world hypersonic
aircraft has been built and is now flying. Jeff and Cliff may
be seeing these craft or are they real UFOs?
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ARTICLE -- I wish to thank Mike Vitez for writing
an excellent article about me for the Sunday August 19, 2001, Newspaper.
The article was well written and contained a balanced view of my interest
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