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Filer's Files # 43


UFO SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN OBSERVED in Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Mississippi, Louisana, Texas, Idaho, California, Canada, Suriname, Chili, France, Yugoslavia, and Turkey.  The Disclosure Project presentations continue in New York and Canada.


TRENTON, NEW JERSEY -- MUFON's Pat Marcattilio is a major holder of UFO Conferences, and has put together a UFO Museum.  Last week, while working at the Hamilton, NJ Post Office, he discovered a letter addressed to President Bush that looked very similar to anthrax laced letter sent to Senate majority leader Tom Daschle that contained the deadliest form of anthrax.  Pat turned it into to his supervisor and the FBI.  Many of the letters reaching dignitaries passed through this large Postal Center near Trenton.  Pat, who came to my home Friday night, might have saved the president's life.  Tests indicate 13 workstations at the Hamilton Post Office were contaminated by Anthrax.  Letters passing through the Hamilton office were sent to Washington, DC where two postal workers died from the Anthrax spores.  Several postal workers in Hamilton have also have exhibited symptoms consistent with the disease.  So far, Pat has no symptoms and is taking all the precautions. 

There is concern that the spore forming bacterium (Bacillus anthractis) has entered the building's ventilation system.  There are similar worries at the Hart Senate Office Building.  It is quite possible that a terrorist, homegrown or otherwise, may be involved.  These unsettling incidents are getting saturation media coverage.  A Florida tabloid editor was among the first to be infected.  Most of those unlucky enough to come into contact with the bacteria are responding well to treatment.  Nearly 40 people have been exposed to anthrax through the tainted letters.  Three have died, and nine others have developed the disease.  One key question for investigators is whether the culprits were sponsored by a foreign state, such as Iraq?  Pat holds a NJ MUFON meeting the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Hamilton Library.  Thanks to Pat for a great job and being one of Ufology’s hardest workers! 


GREENE -- The witness reports a bright-greenish Orb with Red Halo spotted in sky over Northern woods on October 1, 2001, at 8:35 PM.  It appeared to have come out from the direction of the full moon, which was to my left.  The oval shape was speeding somewhat rapidly down at first, and I thought initially that it was a comet, as it appeared to have a tail and it was shooting a bit downward.  Then it went off in a very rapid parallel direction, and the comet-like trail or vapors which followed it were no more.  It hovered minus the trail(s) and then appeared more round.  The orb was incandescent green with a vibrantly bright red halo surrounding it.  It absolutely was not of this planet.  Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LITTLE EGG HARBOR -- Arlene Griffith writes that on October 7, 2001, Sunday morning, at one AM, I was driving home from Sue's who lives right down the street, when I noticed something odd in the night sky.  I looked up, marveling at the crisp autumn night sky and noticed three stars close together.  My first thought was; "Gee, I've never seen that constellation before."  The three stars formed a triangle in the sky.  That's when I also noticed that it was too small to actually be a constellation, but too big to be an airplane.  There were no blinking lights of any color that differentiates a plane or helicopter from the stars in the sky.  I stopped in my driveway.  It was hovering (from my viewpoint) at the end of my street, just over the treeline.  We live in the woods (the Pine Barrens), three hundred feet from the road.  I paused, then drove the rest of the way down the driveway, and ran into the house to get my brother.  A minute later, he joined me out by the street.  There was no sign of the three "stars" that formed neither a triangle nor anything else.  Given recent events, air traffic activity in Southern New Jersey has been slow to return, so there were not any signs of any other aircraft.  We live half an hour from the Atlantic City Airport, the FAA Tech Center, and McGuire Air Force Base.  So we are well acquainted with the signs of aircraft.  The first thing my brother asked me was if I could have mistaken it, maybe it was an airplane.  No way.  These were three steady lights, bright enough to be mistaken for stars and close enough together and arranged in such a distinct pattern to be shortly mistaken for a constellation.  It was big, bigger than any airplane I had ever seen.  Considering the events of September 11th, I wouldn't be surprised if some aliens dropped by to see how things were going down here.  Thanks to L. Arlene Griffith, [email protected], and Lida Griffith/Lenox


PHILADELPHIA -- Dennis Donahue writes that on Thursday morning October 18, 2001, I went into my boss's office around 7:15 AM in west Conshohocken.  She pointed out to me a strange looking cloud on an otherwise clear sunny morning.  It was hanging in the air out over Bridgeport about 3 or 4 thousand feet in altitude.  It was a strange very dark colored cloud, all by itself, with a perfect oval shape.  We both joked about it being some kind of UFO because a natural cloud would not be so perfectly shaped, plus it's color was so dark against the morning sky.  We both went to get some coffee and less than 60 seconds later I returned to her office to look at the cloud again but it had vanished.  We were both stunned; a natural cloud would not have vanished so fast.  There was nothing but blue sky.  I find it interesting that the Limerick Nuclear Plant can be seen from our office window in the same direction as the cloud was seen.  Surely other people must have seen this sight since it was near the Pennsylvania Turnpike during rush hour.  Thanks to [email protected] (Dennis Donahue)


SANDYVILLE -- On October 2, 2001, at 6:50-6:55 AM, my sister and nephew were driving out their dirt road, when my nephew spotted a strange object and yelled at my sister to stop the vehicle.  She didn't at first but he saw it again, pointing and telling her to pull over.  It was a blimp-like but completely smooth object with no ribbing or lines like a blimp.  The object was bright glowing red against the overcast cloudy day.  There were black square things on the bottom.  There were two barn like doors that were open, and a V-shaped object came out, with six circles on each side of the V.  They watched it for five minutes and didn't move or make any noise.  The object intrigued her, yet scared her.  They drove a little farther down the road, and took their eyes off it, and when they looked back, it was gone.  A blimp cannot travel that fast! 

DUNBAR -- On October 3, 2001, the witness reports two singular lights traveling north with a third appearing to go straight up till fading out at 8:20 PM.  The witness says, "I observed three separate lights in the night sky.  The first was a bright white light I mistook for a star, before I noticed it was moving at an airliners steady rate.  On first seeing the light I dismissed it, until I saw a couple of airplanes flying nearby and realized it wasn't lit like them.  There was just one bright white light that continued across the sky until lost to view.  I had been lying on a concrete bench looking straight up at the sky and noticed another bright white light overhead.  This one, as I watched, got progressively dimmer as if going up.  It didn't take but a moment to fade out.  It wasn't a star and I'm aware that some stars viewed directly seem to disappear.  The third was, obviously, at a very high altitude, also, going north near the area of the faded light.  This one appeared to have a slight reddish cast and was moving faster than the first.  My background is in mechanical drafting and design and I am an air and space buff so I know what is flying around, and these were strange.  Thanks to NUFORC


AKRON -- Tami writes, “While visiting my sister last night, October 23, 2001, we were out in her yard looking for " the strange lights.  It was about 9:03 PM, when we first observed bright star like objects moving up and down in the sky.  We observed these lights until the last one disappeared but we were able to get several hours of video.  They were gone at 8:00 AM this morning.  We first noticed these " lights" while camping on Aug 14, 2001, and we have seen these " lights" every night since then.  The "lights" are very bright, and sometimes they can be seen below the clouds.  We can only see an actual image of the lights, when viewed through the video.  On tape, some of these lights act as though they are alive.  They can be seen on video " morphing " other " lights" will move quickly and silently across the sky coming from the west, they can also be seen returning to the west in the early morning hours.  We see allot of triangle formations of three lights, that are not as bright as the others.  When seen through binoculars you cannot see through the triangle, and there is a red light in the center of the triangle.  The height of the UFOs varied throughout the night, when clouds were over head, you could see flashes of lights through the clouds, some would shoot straight up in the air and disappear, and some would stay just below the clouds.  Thanks to Tami [email protected] and Joe Trainor Masinaigan


PARK FOREST -- On October 6, 2001, the witness reports seeing a Flying Triangle with circle lights in each corner.  There was a light in the middle that was reddish orange blinking and going in slow motion at 10;00 PM,

MT. VERNON -- We had pulled into the driveway of the house October 8, 2001, and decided to sit out in the car and talk for a bit.  While sitting there talking I had noticed 3 very bright lights, shaped as a triangle, hovering over the neighbor's house.  The lights were entirely too bright and close to be stars.  I immediately asked my friends what it was.  We knew that the lights were too low to be any airplane.  As we watched the lights, they began to slowly fade away leaving no trace of existence.  We had decided to call my two friends Mom and she told us to come over there.  From the stories we heard tonight, this isn't the first sighting that people have seen around this area.

PITTSBURG -- The witness reports, "It was there then it was gone like a bolt of lightning on October 8, 2001.  There were three bright lights in the shape of a Flying Triangle.  In the middle of the lights there was a really dark gray area.  It hovered there for a minute and vanished without making any movements, like it had just gone blank.  Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


COLUMBIA -- On October 10, 2001, I was driving in my car way out in the country when I saw to my right, three white lights formed in a triangle shape.  At first I thought it was just an airplane.  The "craft" was moving south very slowly, so slow that I had to stop the car to see if it was moving at all, which it was.  I stopped the car at 11:32 PM, and noticed that it was getting close and still wasn't making any noise of any kind.  I got back in the car and started the engine.  There were some trees in the way so I couldn't see the "craft" now, so I turned around and headed east.  I looked to my right and the triangle had changed direction almost like it knew I was trying to follow.  Now it headed east as well, and as it started to really pick up some speed I now could no longer follow.  The white lights started to turn red and blue; they didn't change like a light going on, more like a transition.  The case is under investigation by the Missouri Investigator Group,


MIAMI -- My wife had been walking the dog On October 8, 2001, and came in to tell me that she had seen a strange blue light in the sky.  She was concerned about terrorist activity, and wanted me to see it.  I rushed out at 10:30 PM, and saw it was the size and intensity of a very bright star, but perhaps brighter than the brightest star.  It had bluish cast.  Over the ten minute period that I observed the object moved very rapidly, yet erratically, over a broad area of the sky.  It moved like a bat, constantly changing directions.  Straight for a second, then switch directions for another second, and then continue this erratic movement.  It was dark and just beginning to rain but it did not disappear behind clouds or flicker.  After a minute of watching, I ran into the house to grab a video camera but was never able to get it into the viewfinder.  I speculated that the intensity was not sufficient or that it was moving too fast for me to catch it, though the latter does not seem to be a reasonable explanation.  According to Peter Davenport Director of NUFORC this was an exceptionally good witness.


PASCAGOULA -- Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 10/21/01 by Natalie Chambers states.  "When Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker told the world in 1973 they were abducted by aliens while fishing on the Pascagoula River, few people believed them.  Now after 28 years, it appears they weren't alone in their experience on that October 11, night.  A retired Navy chief petty officer recently contacted The Mississippi Press about the sighting that he can't forget.  Mike Cataldo of Rotonda West, Florida said he was on the pre-commissioning crew of the USS Tunney under construction at Ingalls Shipyard.  Dusk was setting in as he and crewmates Ted Peralta and Mack Hanna were on US 90 heading to Ocean Springs.  Peralta was driving, Hanna was in the front passenger seat, and Cataldo was in the back seat.  "We saw a very strange object in the horizon going from northwest across Highway 90.  It was going pretty fast and went down into a wooded area and into a marsh.  It hovered over the tree line, for a minute.  We actually pulled off the road and watched it.  We said, 'My God, what is that."‘  Cataldo said.  "We saw it, no question about it.  The object looked like a large tambourine with little lights flashing on it.  "As quickly as we saw it, it just vanished," he said.  Cataldo said he had a second sighting minutes later, this time in St. Andrews as he neared his home.  "It wasn't as high up as we saw the first time.  It was real," he said.  Cataldo said he rushed and told his wife what happened.  "I was almost hyperventilating.  I wasn't shook up, but I was excited I saw this thing," he said.  The next morning, Cataldo contacted his executive officer on the submarine and made a report.  This helps confirm the famous Hickson and Parker story of being taken aboard a spacecraft.  Thanks to FarShores News,


ALEXANDRIA -- Andrew West Griffin from Louisiana MUFON writes, "A coworker of mine told me today that she was driving down a residential street when she saw a strange triangle shaped craft slowly going in a northeast direction on October 15, 2001, at 10:30 AM.  It was very unusual looking," she said.  "It looked like a big Flying Triangle in a clear sky.  I thought at first it might be some new radar plane heading to Barksdale AFB a hundred miles away, but it wasn't going that way."  So far, there have been no other reports.  Cordially, Andrew Griffin LA MUFON [email protected]


FT. WORTH -- Skywatch reports, "Both my fiancée and I on October 19, 2001, were just getting out of the car when I noticed an object that appeared to be a missile.  It had a fuselage but no wings and it was descending at a forty-five degree angle towards the ground at 4:30 PM.  Suddenly there was a flash, and then the object, disappeared.  Less than two seconds later all the way across the horizon I spotted another object moving at what I would say is an impossible speed, on a path that intersected with the first objects flight path.  The second object abruptly vanished.  Fifteen seconds later an AWACs or some type of large jet came from Carswell AFB heading for the area where the objects disappeared.  It seemed cloud cover was not responsible for the disappearance of the two earlier craft.  Thanks to Skywatch International [email protected]


TWIN FALLS -- Brad Bickford writes, Friday night at around 10:05 we were returning from Twin Falls and in the western sky was a real bright light, it didn't move and after a while I thought it was a planet, so I asked my wife if she thought it looked like a planet, she agreed it did.  It was an amber color, and after watching it for about 7-8 minutes (did not move once) it was like it slowly turned or shut its light off slow - but then was gone.  There were no blinking lights around the area (thinking it might have been a plane).  I was just curious if you had heard of any more reports around this area.  Friday the 19th of Oct. [email protected] (Brad Bickford) at about 22:05.  Brad Bickford [email protected]


BARSTOW -- The witness reports, "I was traveling on Interstate 40 at 7:00 PM when I saw a beautiful sunset on the desert near Needles on October 4, 2001.  I noticed a small red, contrail from an airliner, but then I noticed it was "stationary" and not moving for 15 minutes.  This contrail was "degrading" yet, a new contrail was being formed.  Below the aircraft was a small round, gray "UFO." dancing, and going back and fourth.  The airliner was stationary, burning fuel, and creating a contrail, as this UFO hovered about 7 thousand feet "under" the large liner.  I noticed many people watching this in the Daggaet Solar Power area 50 miles from Edwards Air Force Base.  I clearly saw a round UFO, and this jet, with small contrail, and it was reddish, with the sun, setting, and was below the horizon, or mountains.  It was "beautiful" and "spectacular," and was the most bizarre, thing I ever seen.  I felt it was showing off for all the cars traveling along I-40, that evening.  I called the Highway Patrol in Barstow; they said they got hundreds of phone calls on this.  They said it was a helicopter.  I say it was a UFO, round, gray, and making a motion, for attention.  Then after I was under it, the UFO, went away, and the "airliner" was free, to travel, to its destination.

HAYWARD -- Many different colored glowing objects were observed on October 10, 2001, by brothers.  They went outside and looked up at 8:35 PM and watched two small-lighted objects move slowly across the sky.  I estimate their altitude to be above 40,000 feet.  They observed three objects in a triangle formation all of which were different colors and glowing.  These three objects moved as if they were being dropped by parachute.  Then three or four other lighted objects appeared in the same general area.  The sighting lasted 60 to 90 seconds and were filmed.

LAKE ELSINORE -- My girlfriend and I were up in the Ortega Mountains to sky watch when we notice a dim red star on October 7, 2001.  We drove to a more remote location to scrutinize it better.  The "red star" started moving slowly, and started doing fast turns and circles in the sky at 11:30 PM.  It eventually fades to the point where it was easy to lose sight of.  Then, in another area of the sky, the light reappears and moved from left to right slowly before disappearing.  Seconds later, the light, with a different appearance and white color, reappeared in a closer mountain range.  It is moving towards us now and the light became brighter!  Out of extreme fear, we get in the car and drove as fast as we can down the mountain, risking a serious car accident.  As I looked back at this object, while driving erratically, I could see that it was close enough to see three white lights.  We must have escaped quickly enough because by the time we got on the main road, the object was out of sight.  Thanks to Peter Davenport at


VANCOUVER Sun reports by Patricia Bailey published: October 15, 2001.  A woman who told police she witnessed an airplane crash into a hillside near Mission probably saw an asteroid, says one of the province's top astrophysicists.  "I think it was probably a fireball," said Jeremy Tatum, a University of Victoria astronomer.  Mission RCMP say an unidentified woman called their detachment Sunday afternoon and said she saw an object that "glinted silver in the sun," hit the side of a hill north of Deroche.  The woman saw no smoke or fire in the spot where she thought the plane landed, said police.  "It's almost universal for a witness to think it's very close.  But typically its more than sixty kilometers up in the air," said Tatum.  Shortly after the woman contacted the detachment, police from Mission, Calgary, Cranbrook, Golden, Banff and Jasper received calls that a meteor was observed falling.  "A plane wouldn't have been seen over that wide an area," said the astrophysicist, who added that if the asteroid didn't break up in the sky first, it probably crashed to the earth in Alberta.  Thanks to Far Shores News,


PARAMARIBO -- Far Shores reports, "On October 18, 2001, dozens of people in the South American country of Suriname reported seeing an unidentified flying object near its capital.  Police, military and air traffic control officials said they received reports of a brightly lit white object that appeared to fly back and forth, sometimes at great speed, during a two-hour period Wednesday morning.  Local media also broadcast reports of the alleged sightings on the southern outskirts of the capital, and most television stations broadcast images of the object.  Surinamese Air Force Officer Tony Comvalius said, "He saw the object, There were no planes in the area at the time and he confirmed with the weather service that it was not a weather balloon.  I don't know what it was, but it was definitely not a flying object I know."  Not everyone was convinced that the sighting was mysterious.  The strange object was first seen around 10:00 AM flying above Flora and the Suriname Air Force Base.  It was moving at very high speed, back and forth to a point near the sun.  An hour later it disappeared.  Thanks to De War Tijd, Paramaribo / Surinam 10/18/01 and [email protected]


SANTIAGO DE CHILE -- Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo reports, "The former Chilean Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jorge Martinez declared, "UFOs are real." The ex-CNO made the shocking statement during interview with a Chilean television network.  The interview was conducted by journalist from Teletrece.  The retired admiral admitted that he personally witnessed two UFOs at sea, when he was a young lieutenant, and saw a very luminous white object in front of his patrol boat.  When he took command of his first destroyer, then Captain Martinez saw another similar object emerging from the water, creating a strong interference with the navigation system and the ship's radar.  Guillermo Jimenez, another former Chilean officer claimed that the sonar system onboard his ship detected two submarine-like objects that caused similar malfunctions with shipboard electronics.  "They displayed the same size and metallic resonant characteristics that ordinary subs typically show; however, these objects were too fast to be submarines," said Jimenez.  Both Jimenez and Martinez described how the gyrocompass systems were out of control.  "The radar displays went completely blank and the gyro was spinning very rapidly, as if a strong magnetic force was present."  Some UFO investigators call this phenomenon "UUO" or unidentified underwater objects.  Interviewer Rodrigo Ugarte told us that there were many other officers that described similar events but did not want to go on the air.  Thanks to Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo Mario and Miami UFO Center [email protected]  10-21-1


SAINTE-SUZANNE -- On October 10, 2001, the witness reports seeing a dark flying object, with a long and large light blue flame trailing behind.  The object disappeared after a two second zigzag course at 7:40 PM.  The dark object was moving west.  The witness was looking to the south, at about 45° above the horizon.  The weather was clear with stars, satellites, and planes was visible, There were no falling stars visible.  Peter Davenport NUFORC.


SERBIA -- Andréa Pejic writes that, “It is one hour and half after midnight on October 23, 2001, in the city of Nis, south.  There is something in the night sky that is changing colors and is not staying in one place.  It is moving in an eastern direction towards Bulgaria.  There are several witnesses to this sighting and I will try to get more info in the morning.”  Sorry about bad English, but I’m writing this so excited and cant believe my eyes.  I’m the marketing manager and one of the owners of Mobile Group Yugoslavia.  Thanks to Andréa Pejic [email protected]


AMASYA -- The Scientific Research Project of Turkey UFO reports that on July 23, 2001, an alien life form was observed in a 4th Floor apartment at 9:30 PM on a hot evening.  The alien, or extraterrestrial creature's height was about 1.05 meters.  He had very big jet black eyes, slanting up.  The alien was observed for two seconds.  His color was gray like smoke.  The witness was breast-feeding her 5 month old baby when she turned her head and saw the alien in front of the balcony door four floors up.  Suddenly he disappeared.  His skull was oval-shaped and bald and looked like it formed as bones only.  The witness called her husband who did not see the alien.  They kept the story secret until they learned others had seen UFOs the same night.  Thanks to TUVPO [email protected] (Jeffrey M. Foss)


TORONTO -- Dr. Steven Greer Disclosure presentation by Major George Filer (ret.) and Commander Graham Bethune (ret.) in Toronto on Sunday, October 28 at the University of Toronto Convocation Hall 32 King's College Circle, St. George Campus at 1:00 PM.  Local Sponsor is Allan Jaggard: 416 201-1184.

Web cast of the May 9, Disclosure Project News Conference at the National Press Club can be see on

Filer's Files may be late next week due to presentation.

NEW YORK -- Disclosure presentation by Steven Greer, M.D., NYC on October 26, with Video Taped Testimony of Military, Government & Intelligence Witnesses Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 PM: The New York Academy of Medicine, Hosack Hall, 1216 5th Ave. at 103rd St., NYC $10 Facility Fee Donation.  Parking: Academy, 50 spaces free after 5:30 PM, 1st come basis; Merit Parking, 107th & Madison Ave.  Doors open 6:30 PM    Disclosure Video Presentation starts at 7:30 PM., Thanks to Jim Schilder Disclosure volunteer

SAINT LOUIS MUFON CONFERENCE -- MUFON Conference at J.C.Penny Auditorium, University of Missouri, St.Louis Campus, 9am-9pm., Nov.3rd.,2001,  FLYING SAUCERS - HIDDEN HISTORY - 2001 (D-Day of Disclosure) 1) Press Conference 2) Richard Dolan - U.F.O.'s and the National Security State 3) Harold E. Burt - Flying Saucers 101 4) Dr.Carol Rosin - The Future of Space And Extraterrestrial Intelligence 5) Stanton T. Friedman - Putting The Pieces Back Together Again 6) Special Speakers Panel $10.00 per each of six sessions,or $50.00 before November for all. 1-800-489-4UFO, MUFON/MISSOURI, P.O.Box#643,St.Charles,Mo.63302, < [email protected] >,or 636-946-1394, The Airport Marriot Hotel $65.00  Thanks to: Bruce Widamen State Director Missouri

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