|Filer's Files: MUFON Skywatch Investigations|
|-- #35 (September 2, 1999)|
|by George A. Filer
MUFON Eastern Director
SIGNS AND WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS SIGNAL THE FATE OF NATIONS!
FALUN GONG BELIEF IN UFOs AND ET CONCERNS CHINA:
In recent months the Chinese Government has been arresting thousands of Chinese citizens including Communist Party members who follow the beliefs of the Falun Gong. The Falun Gong or the Falun Dafa claim membership of 100 million Chinese. They can often be seen conducting exercises in unison in thousands of places throughout China. Their excellent mental and physical health is seen as a threat to Communist rule. I requested information from the Falun Gong and about their beliefs in extraterrestrials and UFOs. Their August 27, 1999, answer follows:
Dear George: Your message requires careful thinking before answering. Otherwise we may mislead you and result you lose the opportunity to really understand the Falun Dafa, which would be the worst we don't want to happen to you. As you may know, Falun Dafa is a mind-body-spirit cultivation system. It teaches people to follow the principle of Zhen-Shan-Ren (truth-compassion-forbearance) and improve ourselves in order to return to our true beings (true selves). Our humble understandings of the boundless Dafa (great law) tell us that, the structure of the universe is very complex.
Many time-spaces (dimensions) exist. Many higher living beings (human beings call them "God," "Buddha" or "Tao") live in the higher dimensions. Also, some living beings at our human level stay in other planets and other dimensions. We have also learned that, the meaning of life to humans is not to be humans. It is to return to our true selves, because we are dropping down to this earth as we have committed in wrong deeds before. The divine beings (God, Buddha or Tao) are compassionate to us and give us this mazed time-space, in which we may be enlightened to the orthodox teachings and cultivated ourselves to return. Unfortunately, we often are so unenlightened that we always indulge ourselves in temporary happiness on the earth in our short life time, pursuing fame, money, "achievement" and other personal interests. Living beings in other planets also have the reason to their existence. But what they have done to the earth and humankind is against the law of the universe (Zhen-Shan-Ren). They will be responsible for all of the consequences of their actions. Everything happens with reason, (including WHY "excellent sightings increase worldwide in July and August"). We have to stop here, because our understanding is very very limited. All of the answers to your questions can be found in the book Zhuan Falun. Would you mind to take a look at our web site (www.falundafa) read online or download the book? With best wishes, email@example.com. Editors' Note: The Soviet Union was plagued by aggressive UFO activity prior to the collapse of Communism.
PORT BYRON -- David Sheppard e-mail states, on August 1, 1999, I woke up about 3:15 AM to a bright light in the window. I looked out the window and saw a craft shaped like a boomerang, with red, and green lights all the way around it. The bright light was from the craft. It was not a plane because it was just hovering over the trees, and it made no noise. After a few minutes it just started moving. I am located 50 miles west of Syracuse. Thanks to David Sheppard.
CHARLOTTE -- A 50 year old male resident who is handicapped and uses a motorized wheelchair on July 1, 1999, noticed his dog acting funny. The dog refused to come when called at about 9:00 PM. He sensed a presence behind him and turned his wheelchair around and observed a bright glowing blue-green object hovering silently just above the adjacent trees. The witness tried to move away, but the power in his wheelchair failed. He was immobilized in this manner for about 5 to 10 minutes while the object moved around above the trees. It finally left, shooting upwards and vanishing. The power then returned to his wheelchair and he went back inside (at a high rate of speed according to the witness)! He stated that he has always been skeptical about such matters, but no longer. ISUR/MUFON Investigator Terry Kimbrell is to conduct the investigation. Thanks to Tom Sheets, ISUR Board.
SOUTH CAROLINA FLYING BOOMERANG
HARTSVILLE - On May 8, 1999, my 16 year old niece and I witnessed the glide over of an unidentified boomerang-shaped object at 10:27 PM. We were stargazing, when my niece suddenly exclaimed WOW! When I looked up, I saw a 'darker than night' boomerang-shaped shadow glide silently by without making a sound. The outline was very distinct. The object had rounded edges with seven yellow-gold lights lining the front edge of the craft. Three lights were on each wing. The lights gave off no reflection on the object, just points of light as they might be recessed into the object. I lost sight after the object passed over the roof of the house. My niece who used to be a skeptic saw the object at 30 degrees above the horizon. She saw five patterns connected together in a V shape. They were a dull gray reflecting the city lights in the distance. The shapes of the patterns from the drawing she made were concave arcs on the front and convex arcs on the back. She did not see the seven lights, that is one reason I think they were recessed in the object and I saw them when it was directly overhead. The craft was 2 1/2" to 3" tip to tip at arm's length. She calculated the actual size as 500 to 600 feet. The estimated altitude was 2000 to 3000 feet. The angle of the boomerang was 120 degrees. Thanks to Terry Kimbrell (MUFON/ISUR) JJLJ45@prodigy.com
MYSTERY BOOMS AND FLYING TRIANGLES IN GEORGIA
TROUP COUNTY - Residents of Western Georgia were startled by loud booms and a ground tremor on August 2, 1999. Ufologist John Thompson investigated the events and interviewed a La Grange College student who said the Heard County 911 received their first loud booms reports BEFORE 10:00 PM. A few minutes later at 10:01 PM Troup County 911 received their first explosion reports from the Liberty Hill area. The reports show the boom either originated in Heard County or originated near there and moved southward. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) claims the college student saw a 'blue-white' light go streaking towards Alabama just before the 10:00 PM booms. John's interview with the student indicated she heard the booms first and then saw the blue white light. When an object breaks the sound barrier, the sonic boom it produces follows the object.
John also contacted the National Earthquake Information Center who said there was no abnormal seismic activity in the area. Troup County Fire Chief said, "I don't know anything else it could be except a sonic boom." It's just consistent with a sonic boom." John continued his investigation and found a witness living about three miles west of Franklin. She said five minutes AFTER the dual boom, she and others were looking to the northeast and saw a trail of red, yellow and white fire going away and down. The story confirms the timing of a spectacular meteor well AFTER the booms indicating the meteor was a coincidence, and not the actual cause of the boom. Two witnesses in Franklin saw what looked 'like a firecracker at both ends' going off before 10:00 PM. She saw the northern end of the cylinder first flash red, yellow and blue. Then the southern end flashed. Two seconds later she heard 'boom, boom.' This suggests that the two explosions went off a half mile west of her house, near Highway 34. Her sister, standing behind the first witness saw a dark mass go down and then heard the boom, boom! The round black mass then went down fast and rose more slowly. On coming up, it now had a fuzzy red circle around the solid, smooth, black circle. The circle rose until it seemed to dissipate. The object was three times the size of a full moon. This may have been a rising fireball from a detonated explosion.
Further investigation found Greg and his family who saw two 'V' or boomerang shaped UFOs. Between 10:00 and 10:15 PM the UFOs were seen flying in from the southwest as slow as 30 mph. Seven or eight huge blue white halogen-like lights illuminated their entire hilltop area and home for about four minutes.
The UFO's made no sound and their wingspan was 160 feet. Suddenly, five twin-engine loud jets probably F-15s flew into view in pursuit of the two boomerang craft. The UFOs launched leaving a three foot long streak in the sky looking like shooting stars as they ascended almost instantly in opposite directions. The witnesses said, "The jets appeared to stand still in comparison to the speed of the UFOs." The UFOs departed on a heading of 220 degrees towards the panhandle of Florida. Shortly afterwards Blackhawk helicopters showed up operating in a search pattern. Numerous helicopters were also observed the next day. Satellite receivers were blown out by the jolt and electrical power was lost for several hours. GEMA spokesperson Pamela Swanson stated, "We were able to determine we had a meteor shower that evening. We're perfectly satisfied with that. Case Closed." Thanks to John C. Thompson former MUFON State Director. Editor's Note: The Georgia authorities refused to interview the UFOs witnesses since it is easier to believe a natural explanation despite eye witness accounts of UFOs. The fighters chasing the UFOs may have caused the sonic booms.
KENNESAW On August 30, 1999, a family witnessed a bright flashing light in the southwest sky behind their house at 10:30 PM. The light changed from red to white to green. It would stay in one place, then move down and around. Jan said, "We observed through binoculars and the light was in constant motion." My husband got out the video camera and taped for a while until it was obstructed from view by some pine trees. It was the size of a star, but it did not "act" like any star we have ever seen. This was witnessed by my husband, daughter and myself. We watched it for an hour. Thanks to Jan, Sm. & Rebecca Bruner, Yallnomejr and John Schuessller
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO OBJECT LIGHTS UP NIGHT SKY
I spoke with Peter Davenport Director of the National UFO Reporting Center who is very excited about the spectacular unidentified object display that caused the night sky to light up at 11:18 PM on August 15, 1999. A dramatic bluish-white ball of light was seen by observers with the apparent diameter of the full moon. One pilot described multiple large objects heading northwest turning the night sky into daylight. Peter has received numerous reports concerning the phenomenon and possible meteor that was caught on the camera at Sandia National Laboratories. Photos can be seen at http://www.UFOcenter.com. Thanks to Peter Davenport
SAN JOSE On August 22, 1999, Ralph Storey reports that I spotted a small sphere at what seemed a very high altitude at 11:25 to 11:45 AM. It shone white and bright. It moved very slowly, then stopped in midair and hovered for about fifteen minutes, then disappeared. I would have thought it was a star, except I saw it move, stop, become smaller before it disappeared. Thanks to Ralph.firstname.lastname@example.org
The UFO Video Clearing House, Yucaipa, CA claims that on August 24, 1999, a giant 2 mile in diameter UFO was photographed between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic by a private party. Those who have viewed the stills claim they amazing. They cautioned that we have heard of photos like this before. So lets not get too excited. Thanks to Dave Aaron 92399. email@example.com
ARDMORE, ALBERTA -- On August 27, 1999, Bill Swiderski a farmer who lives northeast of Edmonton reported six circles in his hay field. All are about 4 feet in diameter with a standing one foot wide center. Three are grouped together in a semicircle, equal distances apart. The other three are a distance away from these ones, and not grouped together. The hay is not flattened, however, it is simply "missing" except for the center areas (nothing growing in the ring areas). Mr. Swiderski said that they have found the same circles in this spot for the past three years now. Thanks to Canada Paul Anderson Director CPR-Canada
LIVERPOOL -- August 30, 1999, my very reliable friend saw an oval shaped object moving over the church a few roads away from us at 04:00 AM. He described the object as being slightly bigger than a full moon. The object was not a plane because it appeared so close. At first he thought it might be a police helicopter with a searchlight but there was complete silence!!!!. It was obvious the light was extremely large and could not be the searchlight of a helicopter. The object slowly moved for five minutes until it disappeared out of view. Just as he was about to go back to bed, the object slowly traveled back again on the reverse course. After five minutes the light disappeared out of view. The speed, height and other attributes of the object did not change at all. The object was bright like a crystal would glow if you shined a light on it. It looked as though it consisted of a number of objects huddled close together as opposed to one whole object. The witness was terrified at what he saw. Thanks to Dave Ledger UFO Scotland firstname.lastname@example.org
COATBRIDGE, SCOTLAND Strange circles were noted in a Soccer Stadium on August 27, 1999, weird black rings appeared on their field overnight. UFO experts believe the twelve circles, only visible from the air, show the clubs crumbling Cliftonhill Stadium is being used as a secret flying saucer site. The marking's at Rover's ground in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, were spotted by a photographer taking photograph's from a helicopter. Each ring measures around five yards in diameter and they cover half of the patch. The groundsman Hugh McBride, he said: "I would like to know what is going on?" I have never seen anything like it before. Some of the circles seem to plot out a path to the goalpost's, so maybe somebody is trying to tell us something." Thanks to "Mark Fraser. MarkFraser@hauntedscotland.freeserve.co.uk
Italian Ufologist Adriano Forgione writes he conducted a research in the archives of National Italian Television Broadcasting, RAI, and discovered some interesting UFO footage. "I found an interesting daylight UFO footage, of the mysterious Flying Triangle." The objet was shot in 1985 in Valle D'Aosta in Northwest of Italy. The film was shown on national TV program called FILO' in 1985. The video passed totally unobserved and was forgotten by Italian Ufologists. The video has great importance because: 1) it's the only one to show a flying triangle in the daylight; 2) the video was taken in 1985, five years before the Belgian UFO flap (1990) and the invasion of Flying Triangles in north Europe; 3) The object is stationery in the sky and has a dark triangular structure. Thanks to Adriano Forgione
JENNY RANDLES ON ABDUCTIONS (PART 2)
The abduction also clearly occurs during an altered state of consciousness. The average number of witnesses for three different events shows this. A town bank robbery generates about 3 witnesses per event who are not directly involved in the incident. A non alien UFO sighting has approximately 2.6 witnesses per case from various studies -- not wildly different, suggesting both are real world events. Abductions have an average witness per case ratio of about 1.25 -- indicating they are far more subjective. Although one case I was involved with featured five witnesses (only two of whom recalled the abduction -- and then with conflicting memories), and two others featured three (again each with recall that was only partly mutually consistent and largely diverged from a common theme in independent directions), virtually all the rest were single witness events. Moreover, there were no UK observed abductions. In a few instances UFOs (mostly LITS) were seen in the same general area as the abduction. But nobody in any UK case saw the witness being abducted into a spaceship, saw the UFO that did the abducting, witnesses the same aliens that night, or in fact anything to prove an abduction occurred as opposed to proving (as some cases do) that a UFO sighting preceded the witness belief that they were abducted. The distinction between these things is paramount. In addition, there are cases (two in the UK, others in various countries) where a witness apparently undergoing an abduction is witnesses by a third party during that time. They have then been clearly seen to have physically gone nowhere, but to be in a strange ASC (described in various cases as 'a trance', or 'a catatonic sleep' or even mistaken for drunkenness on one occasion). What I think this indicates is that the experience occurs at an inner level of reality and is principally a phenomenon of consciousness rather than literal reality. The presence of the Oz Factor state triggering abductions is another key to the entering of this ASC I believe.
The evidence therefore supports the existence of a UFO of some sort appearing in the area of the abduction, but only that it is then followed by a subjective experience evolving from the sighting. This occurs to a witness in an altered state during which they believe (sincerely) they have undergone an abduction but in truth they have effectively stayed where they were all the time. Certain people (the abduction prone personality) is capable of having this experience far more readily than most of us and if two people are separate but close together in space at the onset of a UFO close encounter the evidence suggests that an abduction prone personality would go on to have a deep level abduction whereas someone who is not may just see the UFO, e.g., as a strange light. Multiple witnesses cases are the key here -- which is why we need to focus upon them. Unfortunately, in nearly every case they are intimately connected individuals rather than true separate witnesses, and even when there are multiple witnesses it is frequent that only one or two of them recall anything beyond the UFO sighting -- supporting my argument that the UFO stimulus triggers different levels of experience (from nothing to an abduction) according to the witness involved. So - in answer to your question - I believe abductions are indeed real experiences. But I think they are a mixture of objective and subjective elements. I believe a real UFO can trigger them but that much of the subsequent encounter occurs as an altered state to a certain type of witness and is only subjectively real. The question is -- what is the source of the trigger phenomenon and the experience that follows within the ASC? I think there are three broad possibilities. The UFO could be some kind of natural, scientific anomaly complete with radiating energy fields. This is possibly (as Persinger suggests) stimulating the temporal lobe of certain people triggering an abduction fantasy that develops out of the belief that they have just seen a UFO (as, of course, they actually have indeed done). As yet Persinger has offered interesting theory matched by some experimental results but none that bridge the gulf between people feeling odd and having a light ASC when subjected to EM radiation and witnesses having full blown abductions -- as we know they do. Or it may be that the natural phenomenon is something I call a 'time storm' -- literally causing a temporary break down in localized time and space as a result of some as yet unknown scientific anomaly. The outcome of the time storm is to disrupt the quantum reality basis of consciousness unleashing certain visionary (but not necessarily imaginary) experiences from the other side of the rift. As such a quasi real experience occurs during the resulting altered state -- the time storm is viewed as a UFO and its consequence as an abduction. The other possibility is that a real contact is occurring between some other intelligence (perhaps extraterrestrial or inter-dimensional) but not in the traditionally assumed sense. No space ships are landing and aliens getting out to kidnap humans (thus our dearth of physical evidence).
Instead contact occurs using some kind of energy probe that manifests as the UFO and to some is merely seen as that -- although its side effects can create physical evidence (such as car stops or burnt skin). With the abduction prone personality the beam switches them into an ASC and induces a waking lucid dream that conveys a contact message. Upon waking the witness recalls the light, recalls losing consciousness and subsequently waking again and perhaps vague images of the dream like contact. These may recur during subsequent flashbacks, dreams or even be stimulated by hypnosis. The result will be a mixture of genuine recall of the vision and distorted imagery introduced by our own conscious mind. But in essence the person will recall that an alien intelligence probed them, exchanged data with them and then left. This may appear in the memory as if it were a medical probe, or an examination inside a craft, but most of this imagery will be imaginative and added to the experience by our own subconscious through its store of images about what aliens are supposed to be like. The fundamental truth about abductions would be that a scanning form of contact took place -- via a beam and at a distance -- but never as a result of a literal alien kidnap. All of this is speculation -- an effort to try to make the contradictory evidence of these cases fit together. But something is going on and its understanding will, I believe, prove of great value to human knowledge. I just don't see evidence that it is the literal example of what I call 'spacenapping' - that is landing spaceships, exploring ETs and nasty anal probe bearing greys. But then again our understanding of alien reality is bound to be restricted and maybe I am wrong. Even so, as noted, aliens may still be involved in the abduction phenomenon at a more subtle level by inducing waking lucid dreams in susceptible witnesses. Hope this helps. Or that it made any sense! Best wishes, Thanks to Jenny Randles. Editor's Note: It's important to learn what some of the best researchers are learning about abductions.
MICHIGAN, OHIO, AND INDIANA REPORT CONTRAILS
Chuck Warren writes, "Due to the major increase of reports from three states in the past 24 hours, we have issued a "Contrail Health Warning." We have received over 70 reports from these three states in the past 24 hours, which is unusual for this region. Aircraft exhaust is causing several problems, both health and environmental. Studies show one commercial airliner leaves 15,000 times more pollution then an automobile. This exhaust rains down on the general population and can cause illness. Young children, elderly and people with respiratory problems should stay indoors today. Eight thousand people a day die from air pollution. http://www.contrailconnection.com/warning9199.htm.
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