|Filer's Files: MUFON Skywatch Investigations|
|-- #27 (July 8, 1999)|
|by George A. Filer
MUFON Eastern Director
30th MUFON CONFERENCE
Joe Firmage was the star of the MUFON Conference while Jenny Randles and Bruce Maccabee provided excellent evidence. Joe Firmage is an exceptionally intelligent and extremely gifted person who states matter of factly that he has been told by high ranking government officials that extraterrestrials are visiting us. Only a few hundred persons are privy to this secret. Unfortunately, he refused to reveal his sources. Fortunately for us the aliens seem reasonably friendly. Joe believes it is likely that intelligent life across the cosmos was able develop a form of propulsion more advanced than jet turbines and controlled firecrackers. He states, "Our scientists need to start thinking outside of the boundary conditions of 20th century physics. They have not fully explained the fundamentals of the cosmos. For example, did we evolve on Earth? Joe feels, random mechanical evolution cannot account for humans. Science has derived effective mathematical equations that describe certain parts of nature, but most physicists know that the fundamental of space-time has not been discerned. The great innovations of the next century will arise in this area. His talk explained that once extraterrestrial visitation is accepted almost every thing on Earth will change. Physics, discoveries in biotechnology, nanotechnology, religion, national borders and even economics face massive changes. We should prepare for the coming changes. Zero point energy and other energies are within our grasp. Joe is a great salesman and entrepreneur. He held the audience spell bound with a slick and insightful presentation.
Jenny Randles gave us wonderful insight on the conservative but realistic British viewpoint. Rob Swiatek gave a great historical review of UFOs over Washington, DC in 1952. Bruce Maccabee spoke about a mysterious national alert on December 6, 1950, followed two days later by an alert for flying saucer information. He also presented, for the first time anywhere, some possible proof for a missing time case. Kelly Cahill of Australia, gave her account of a multi-witness abduction on the morning of Aug. 8, 1993. Six persons in three different cars told authorities of being forced to the side of a road. Budd Hopkins, assured me the evidence for abductions is getting better and better. That the Roper poll taken in 1991 and 1999 both indicated 7% of the population have seen UFOs thus indicating there was not an increase in the figures due to media emphasis. Richard Hall whose investigations started in the 1950s provided an entertaining view of history. He said, "I'm very empirically oriented. We need to get back to basics." Walter H. Andrus Jr., MUFON's international director said, "We're dedicated to the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon." Thanks to Susan Swiatek the symposium coordinator for her hard work and fine hospitality. EDITORS NOTE: I have a suggestion for Bruce Widaman, Missouri State Director for next years MUFON Conference in St. Louis. Let the 'Show Me State' dedicate the conference to showing real scientific evidence for UFOs. MUFON is made up of state directors and field investigators who do great work. Why can't some speak and show their evidence for landing cases or the recent elk abduction by a UFO in Washington? Fifteen minute talks would be refreshing. We have state directors who are police, lawyers and FBI. They know what evidence is. Video and photographic evidence, implants, MJ-12 papers evidence, and military witnesses would be wonderful. Richard Hall has a great book ready for a publisher called the UFO Evidence Part II.
NEW YORK UFO SIGHTINGS
MONTOUR FALLS – A mother and daughter while playing softball saw a UFO on June 18, 1999, at 6:00 PM. The silver object was the size of a pea at arms length. It glinted silver in the setting sun as if spinning as it moved away towards the east. It had a textured surface that was faceted just like a disco ball. After five minutes, the object made a 90 degree turn to the north and accelerated out of sight in about a second. The second sighting of the silver object was by six witnesses from the Watkins Glen State Park swimming pool just before 6:00 PM. The size was a BB at arm's length. It gained altitude and headed east. The sky was clear again and the glinting was still the same. The duration of the sighting was about 3 minutes. The object again made a left 90 degree turn northward and accelerated away at tremendous speed. Thanks to NY MUFON Investigator, Bob Long. Alienchasr@aol.com
STINESVILLE -- Lynn Taylor writes that she has received preliminary information regarding a multiple witness sighting that occurred Sunday, May 30, 1999, just after dusk. The sighting occurred over the White River, just west of Stinesville. Two brilliant white objects were observed coming down toward the witnesses. Objects were primarily white, although they were also emitting a rainbow of constantly changing colors. No sound could be heard coming from the objects. Objects have been spotted in this same area in the past. See: http://roswell.fortunecity.com/fate/324/oldriver.htm. Thanks to Lynn Taylor
YUKON -- S. Ritter on June 28, 1999, at 10:15 PM writes, "I was at home in the backyard, and I was watching the night sky and spotted through binoculars a light heading west. I couldn't tell what shape this craft was. It looked like a yellow ball of light just flying through the sky, then the light faded in and out and then back in view again. Then it disappeared. It was not an airplane, nor a satellite, nor a falling star." Thanks to S. Ritter, Bbbritter.
MEXICO UFO VIDEO
MONTERREY -- Guillermo Alarcon reports that a UFO was recorded by TV Station Azteca on July 8, 1999. The station was testing the weather on the roof of the building in Monterrey, when a UFO (ovni) was observed by the camera man. He started to record the sighting live and the station broadcast the sighting live. The UFO had a shinning light due to the sun's reflection. It moved in a circle similar to the Mexico City video flyby!!! My friend works at the station and is attempting to obtain the film. Thanks to Guillermo Alarcon, email@example.com
CHILE SIGHTINGS CONTINUE
PARRAL - Luis C. Sanchez Perry Chilean Director Skywatch International reports that on June 12, 1999, in the town of "El Fiscal" sixty witnesses saw a pear shape UFO at 11:30 PM for an hour. It was twenty meters in diameter with a porthole. The UFO moved slowly over the roofs of houses materializing and dematerializing in front of witnesses including the police. The UFO group AION (firstname.lastname@example.org) is investigating.
COIHAIQUE - On May 31, 1999, at 11:30 PM, in the sector of Cerro Negro two hunters saw two orange balls of light fly at about 700 meters in altitude. The UFO flew in a very erratic Zigzag way. A hunter signaled the UFO a flash light, and in response one of the UFO's came towards them. They ran away as it came closer. At the same time my military friend Rodrigo Bravo saw an Air Force Otter aircraft fly over Coihaique three times appearing to conduct a radar search for the two UFO's. Thanks to Luis Perry, email@example.com
NEW ZEALAND METEOR
NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND -- A meteor exploded in the sky on July 7, 1999, between the cities of Napier and New Plymouth. It created an eerie blue light and showered the earth with fragments from space at 4:15 PM
AUSTRALIA METEOR AND UFOs
LAJAMANU -- A huge object perhaps a meteorite exploded above the Northern Territory, on Friday, June 18, 1999. It 'boomed' like an atomic bomb and that earth tremors were felt afterwards at 9:30 PM. 'It was this incredible blue and white flashing light that lit up the whole town. Thanks to Mella M. & Mitch Battros http://www.earthchangesTV.com.
GRAFTON --Barry Taylor reports 17 single objects and 5 'cluster' groups on June 26, 1999, at 2:40 PM for fifty minutes. The self illuminated orange, blue, white and black UFOs flew slowly north. They were flying near the 4,000 feet cloud base traveling at various speeds. The 'cluster groups' ranged from 3 to 12 'spheres'. The movement within the 'cluster' was fascinating. A half hour of video was shot including a clear cluster. Thanks to Barry Taylor.
HOLLAND CROP CIRCLE ORBS
Nancy Talbot co-director of BLT Research reports new crop circles are being reported almost every day in Europe. England as usual leads with fifty, Czech Republic, Germany, and Holland follow.
HOEVEN, Southern Holland -- Robert a gifted 19-year-old Dutch eyewitness claims that two crop circles were formed on June 7, 1999, at 12:15 AM, by a strange pink purple light. Robert's intuition told him that something was going to happen in the field behind his farm, so he looked out his bedroom window. He saw a small football shaped pinkish-purple light move ten feet above the ground toward his home. It moved to 60 yards behind his house and stopped over the spot where a snow crop circle was formed a couple of years ago. Robert said, "The light then started to elongate and to look just like a 30 foot in diameter aspirin or disc. As the cloud hovered it made a crackling sound. Electrical discharges exploded from the underside of the purple cloud for about ten seconds and suddenly stopped. Robert pulled on his pants and ran to the area and found a 30 foot circle and two foot circle nearby. He could feel the heat from the wheat field." Nancy says, her colleague biophysicist W. C. Levengood of Michigan hypothesizes that plants in some sampled formations were affected by numerous spinning plasma vortexes that contain microwave energies. The microwaves heat the plant cells, softening and collapsing the stems into the fluid patterns we have come to associate with genuinely mysterious formations. But Levengood does not know the source of the spinning plasma vortex. Robert feels this energy gives him the ability to heal. We may be dealing with energies completely misunderstood." Thanks to Nancy Talbott.
SOME UFOs ARE OUR BILLION DOLLAR SECRETS
Tim Matthews writes: "UK Channel 5, on July 4, 1999, broadcast a program entitled "Billion Dollar Secrets." Correspondent Nick Cook of Jane's Defense Weekly ran the program. It supported the view that classified black projects are responsible for their share of the UFO evidence, and that the subject has been used by the military-industrial complex and its' intelligence allies for decades. The most interesting comment was from former Convair boss Bob Widmer who made a number of fascinating claims about his classified defense work with specific relation to the Top Secret "Kingfish" high Mach aircraft of the late 1950s. Not only did he say -- with an expert insider knowledge that has clearly had a profound affect on his personal and family life -- that the 'flying saucer' shape was seen to be the best, most perfect shape for his future aircraft, but that proposals for the Kingfish had moved along those lines. In a fascinating mirror of my own experience regarding FOIA material and classified documents dating back to the late 1940s and 1950s which, the various agencies claim have been destroyed. Widmer stated categorically that, "ALL material relating to his own classified projects had been similarly disposed of." This is how they operate; by going against all protocol and destroying documents that lead back to the many FT and disc projects of the past. It is also our experience -- and Nick Cooks' -- that the fear and pressure exerted by those tasked to maintain the near-impenetrable walls of secrecy and disinformation surrounding these projects ruins peoples' lives. They will do whatever it takes to maintain secrecy including creating a mountain of disinformation via the relatively simple seeding of something like the MJ-12 documents. Boyd Bushman from Lockheed Martin discussed antigravity craft/experiments. It is clear that the UFO subject has been controlled from the top since 1947. It appears the UFO community is a target test group for psychological warfare and black propaganda." Thanks to Tim Matthews.
Editor's Note: We were able to obtain formerly classified information on the Silverbug Disc aircraft with the help of the Air Victory Museum. Our investigators also report on the black triangle aircraft. They are manned black aircraft that appear the size of commercial airliner with delta wings that use advanced jet power to fly in excess of Mach 3. They may be called Aurora or Senior Citizen. Several versions the craft have been seen over the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the New England coast. One was video taped this week over Scottsdale, Arizona.
ABDUCTEES MUST UNITE TO OBTAIN EVIDENCE, GET SKEPTICS TO HELP
Last week, I sat down to lunch at the DC MUFON Conference with five pro UFO people. We were joined by two of the biggest skeptics in the country. The honorable opposition was Phil Klass and Dr. Gary Posner. I heard some good advice from them. They indicated that none of the speakers provided proof or evidence that UFOs exist or that abductions are real. They asked, "Why wasn't evidence being provided by MUFON field investigators?" They admitted Jenny Randles from BUFORA in Britain had some good data. It is apparent the honorable opposition can see the weakness of our arguments. Phil Klass even offered evidence to help our cause. (See the following article.) They both easily knocked down my arguments about the validity of abductions. In their opinion abductions are fairy tales and anyone who is hypnotized losses all credibility. They argued, "Without evidence abductions are a myth. They pointed out Jenny Randle's presentation informed us that in 1988, hypnosis was banned in England as an investigation tool because people were accused of simply fabricating the stories." The two skeptics suggested that, "Both scientists and law enforcement officers simply do not believe the abductees stories. They are simply too wild to be believed without evidence. Additionally, a clever fake can fool most investigators into believing that they are a real abductee. The hundreds of hours of recording tapes with the abductees stories proves nothing except that people have lucid dreams. These stories are not believed because of the lack of supporting evidence." Reflecting on their comments I realized they were at least partially right. I remembered, I personally have provided excellent abductee's stories to reasonable professional friends of mine. They laughed and I'm tired of my friends laughing at us! I left the conference badly hurt and disheartened by the skeptics. I lost that battle, but it shows I need to work harder.
PLAN OF ACTION: I feel a plan is needed to make the people who count believe the abductee's accounts. In a court of law, in the court of public opinion EVIDENCE is needed. The abductee claim they are being abducted. Well, help us prove it. Researcher Victoria Alexander suggested several years ago in the MUFON Journal that you must treat your bedroom as a crime scene. You are being abducted from your home. Some claim they are even raped or tortured. We need witnesses to support these stories. To my knowledge a third party witness has not stepped forward to be interviewed by MUFON field investigators with the possible exception of the Betty Hill, Travis Walton, or the Kelly Cahill cases. If your being taken from your home witnesses such as a neighbor should see a craft. In many states police are the profession most likely to see a UFO. I reported 290 UFO sightings last year, none seemed connected in any way with an abduction. I wonder why not? It is logical to assume, if thousands of abductions are taking place, that an abductee's neighbor or relatives would see the abduction, or at least a UFO. Many a court case as been won with a third person witness. They are powerful witnesses that have put many a person in jail. With a third person witness, you and your investigator you can go to the police and be believed. If you are a witness to an abduction please contact me. Other evidence is also important. Scratches, bruises, body marks don't prove much unless it can be shown, who did this to you. Perhaps the cuts are strange in some way? Independent physicians can establish that these wounds were not present the previous day, but they could be self inflicted.
The scene of the abduction or kidnapping most often is your bedroom. Many abductees know approximately when their abductors might come. You can even call the police and tell them there have been prowlers and ask they keep an eye on your home. "Don't tell them a UFO picks you up." If you have an investigator watching your home also notify the police so he is not arrested. Neighbors can also be warned of intruders and can help keep watch. Prepare your bedroom to help obtain evidence. First clean and vacuum your bedroom as best you can. I suggest keeping shoes outside the room. Only walk bare foot in your bedroom. The night you expect an abduction attempt to have a hard surface clean next to your bed or place plastic on your rug. Try not to walk on it. Insure clean surfaces on your bed stand and a clean bed cover. Consider carrying out an experiment of tying difficult to remove string or ribbon around your body. Essentially think up ways to make it difficult for your abductors to remove your clothing. Torn clothes and bedding is evidence. We need some scientific experiments that provide evidence. Hide a seed, or something living on your body each night. In the morning remove the seed and place it a separate container, record the day. There is reason to believe that living things are affected when taken aboard a UFO. The seeds can be then compared. The ones taken with you aboard the ship are different, than those hidden on your person when you were not abducted. You and the living thing can be tested. Your blood and the seeds will likely show evidence that something happened. More sophisticated tracking devices are under construction.
The next morning when you awake and you suspect abduction get a witness to come to your room and observe. Did the intruder leave evidence such as hair? If anything strange is found pick it up with tweezers or wipe up with a cotton bud and place in a clean jar. Record all data carefully. Recently in Australia an abductee found a blonde hair believed to be from an alien. It was analyzed and the DNA was from a rare Asian race all of whom are black haired. Perhaps you are bleeding, you have new scars, the plastic has been walked on by tiny feet. Your string has been cut that you tied around yourself, the video camera malfunctioned, there is meteorite dust on your night table, and newly laid plastic. You have real evidence, now you can call an investigator, together you call the police and hold a press conference. If ten persons around the country had similar proof then abductees are more likely to be believed. Abductees must unite and fight. This is just a few ideas. I'm asking our readers such as Derrel Sims, abductees and our field investigators for further suggestions. Thanks to Gary Posner, and Phill Klass.
SKEPTIC PHIL KLASS HINTS AT EVIDENCE FOR ET CRAFT
The skeptic Phil Klass claims that DSP satellite's-engineer Ron Regehr hints that DSP has spotted ET craft. Ron Regehr a member of the Roswell Photographic Interpretation Team (RPIT's) was featured in the July issue of the Skeptics UFO Newsletter, published by Phil Klass. Klass writes: "Pro-Ufologist Ron Regehr--an engineer with Aerojet Electro Systems which produces the infrared sensors used on DSP satellites -- published a 67-page report in 1998 titled: "How to Build a $125 Million UFO Detector" which suggests that DSP satellites have detected ET craft. Because Regehr has access to classified DSP data, he must necessarily base his speculative and vague claims on unclassified data and published information from a variety of sources, ranging from an OMNI magazine article on (alleged) government UFO cover-up to an article on DSP detection of meteoroids in The New York Times.
In reality, most of DSP's infrared sensors that look down from its 22,000 mile high altitude operate at a wavelength approximately 2.5 microns so that the earth's atmosphere will heavily attenuate infrared energy emitted by military aircraft (unless flying at very high altitude), forest fires, electric power plants and other hot objects which would otherwise generate thousands of false alarms. If/when ET craft visit Earth, if they use propulsion systems which involve high temperatures, then they can be detected by DSP satellites prior to descending to low altitudes where the atmosphere heavily attenuates their infrared radiation. However, if ET craft use exotic propulsion techniques, such as "Zero Point Energy," as Joe Firmage believes, then they will NOT be detected by DSP's infrared sensors." Thanks to Phil Klass and Bond Johnson. Editor's Note: North Vietnamese Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) also set off the sensors. Our newer sensors are doing a much better job at picking up UFOs. (At least one per hour.)
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