|Filer's Files: MUFON Skywatch Investigations|
|-- #52 December 31, 1999)|
|by George A. Filer
MUFON Eastern Director
THE GREAT AWAKENING FOR A REMARKABLE NEW
It is obvious that there is new interest and excitement over the realization that UFOs are real, and we might not be alone in the universe. To sum up my knowledge as an Ufologist, I have learned that most media personnel, scientists, military, congressional and government employees know very little about UFOs. Most have never studied the subject or been privy to highly classified and compartmentalized data. You the average reader know a great deal more than 99% of these people. Most of you have visited web sites with released government documents that indicate about 30% of the sightings are unknowns and insufficient information. We are in a sense the teachers and experts. You are very important to the future of our world because of this knowledge. Recently there have been more than 400 sightings reported each month by concerned witnesses. The majority of these reports involve multiple witnesses who spend several hours reporting their sighting. The craft are frequently seen at low altitudes well below normal air traffic. Most of the observations were for several minutes' duration. This is very different from a conventional aircraft conducting normal business; they seldom stay in view for more than a minute. Often the reports involve an object hovering just above the trees. We are also obtaining more frequent UFO reports from pilots and radar operators. Many of my Air Force friends and I have chased them. I've met with several of our astronauts who have seen them. We are obtaining video footage from our Space Shuttle missions that show them. Our satellites and Deep Space Sensors are also observing them. When we send our probes to Mars less than a third make it through. Our government unlike many others has repeatedly refused to openly discuss the subject. Fortunately, government personnel in France and Chile have a more open attitude.
We are nearing the time for elections for many politicians. I encourage you to support those candidates that will not be stonewalled by pat answers to the UFO problem. Jimmy Carter had his own sighting and ran partially on a platform to provide answers about UFOs. After being elected, he ignored the subject and still does today. John Moss a California politician is the author of the Freedom of Information Act. He was surprised to learn that its primary use is for obtaining information on UFOs. They remain of great interest to the American people. I have been writing Filer's Files for three years and sending it out to several hundred people a week. A few months ago Chuck Warren volunteered to build a Web Site for me. I want to thank Chuck for his hard work. During December, a half million people visited our Web Site. This is proof of the amazing interest in UFOs. I want to thank my wife Janet for making these Files possible, she goes to work selling real estate, while I stay home and put them together.
Its time to say farewell to the 1900s, where I learned a couple important lessons in my life that you might enjoy.
(1) Love one another, especially your spouse!
(2) UFOs are real and we owe allot to great persons like Major Donald Keyhoe, Leonard Stringfield, J. Allen Hynek, Karla Turner, and James McDonald who have passed on in the search for the truth.
(3) Ancient religious writings have great wisdom. I encourage everyone to receive the comfort of religious faith in his or her life.
(4) I learned that when you see certain code words such as fire in the sky and clouds in ancient religious writings, they mean UFOs. The Bible, Book of Dyzon, Koran, Maha-Brharata, and Torah are some of the best UFO books ever written.
(5) Wars are bad, its time to stop them.
(6) It is important to search for the truth since it is the foundation of all knowledge. Schools that don't teach about the various religions fail to produce well-rounded students.
(7) Our search for the truth over the Internet builds friendships that can change the world. I look forward to a happy, progressive, prosperous, and wonderful future together. Happy New Year.
RECENT NASA SHUTTLE FLIGHTS SHOW UFOs?
Videos take from Shuttle Flights, STS 48, 80, 96 and 103 show anomalies that appear to be unexplained fast moving unidentified flying objects. Sam Sherman an expert in filming, Dr. Jack Kasher a Ph.D. in physics and many other experts have questioned NASA's forth rightness in explaining the anomalous objects as ice crystals or camera lens smudges. Sam writes: "I am a longtime film producer. Recently working on documentary films, I have had cooperation from various divisions of NASA and I can tell you that this entire subject has not been thrown away by them as being of no importance. Furthermore, I also have D-2 Digital Video clones of the NASA Master tapes of the STS-48 event which I have taken to a high end video studio for analysis. I can report that our initial study reveals that the subject cannot be easily explained away. Physicist Dr. Jack Kasher has written a book on the STS-48 events, which has his scientific analysis and is quite compelling. Without knowing the exact technical specs of the camera being used to record the STS-48 events, including Lens formula and specs. Video pickup CCD or tubes and other information, these multiple and different visual events cannot be simply explained away. The STS-48 tapes show at least a dozen or more distinct events each different from one another and not commonly seen on other shuttle tapes. If these were normal occurrences they should been seen in repeat viewing as commonly noted visual events which could be exactly identified as what normal occurrences they are, not merely explained away to conveniently drop the subject. When I state that NASA has refused to give me technical information to be used in making a further analysis of the tapes, that is the specific truth.
As media, we are entitled to get this information, unless it is classified, from a US Government agency. The refusal by NASA to deal with the subject with us clearly indicates to me that the subject may have some part of US security implications, which their sister agency DOD does not wish to have media light shined on. When our questions are properly answered by NASA we will complete a fair evaluation of the tapes, regardless which way the answers should result. The failure to deliver such information, gives the conclusion that NASA has something to hide. Thanks to Sam Sherman. Editor's Note: NASA is spending billions of taxpayers dollars to find life on Mars. Most of their recent satellite missions to Mars are a failure, including the last two. Whoopie Goldberg, stated yesterday, "It appears the Martians don't want us there."
CONNECTICUT BLUE BALL OF LIGHT
YANTIC -- Neaba writes that on December 22, 1999, at 6:12 PM, I was driving my car and looking for the last full moon of the year. It was reported to be the brightest in 122 years. Suddenly a bright blue white ball went past flying west to east in the sky. I saw this for only a few seconds. It had no tail and did not change color in the short time it was visible. Thanks to Neaba.
NEW YORK UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT VIDEOTAPED BY DR. CORNET
PINE BUSH -- On December 18, 1999, Dr. Bruce Cornet took Herm Fischer, a colleague from California, on a tour of the Wallkill River Valley, where he had conducted seven years of research on the Pine Bush Phenomenon. Sightings of Anomalistic Observational Phenomena (AOP) activity in Pine Bush has been rare in the last two years. Cornet and Fischer spent several hours watching from a farm field near the old Jewish Cemetery on Route 52. All they saw were conventional aircraft. At about 8:40 disappointed they began their trip back home. They drove to the town of Walden and then took Rte 208 south to I-84. As they approached a traffic light just before the super highway interchange Cornet spotted a bright light off in the distance, which seemed to be pacing their car. Fischer was driving. Cornet had his camcorder ready, because on several occasions in the past AOP had shown up either just before or just after he got on the highway. At 9:00 PM, Cornet began videotaping the light through the windshield of their Chevy Impala. The AOP seemed to be pacing the car. That fact became clear when Fischer stopped for a red light and the AOP slowed down and stopped also. The light was to the left of and ahead of the car, and in view by both driver and passenger. It was about a mile away when it stopped in midair. Cornet suggested that when the traffic light turned green, he should pull over to the shoulder of the road and stop, which Fischer did next to an industrial park. The AOP moved forward with the car, and then stopped again as the car stopped. The AOP reversed direction and headed back towards them. Cornet zoomed in on the AOP as it made a rapid approach. The AOP descended rapidly from the southeast as if simulating a conventional aircraft on approach to an airport runway, but there is no airport in the area. To their surprise the AOP descended below roof top level and behind a cluster of buildings across the road. There was no crash or explosion. They drove back and checked out the area to make sure there was not a landing strip or place there where a plane could land. Bruce states, "We finally had to accept the fact that we had been had, the Pine Bush Phenomenon had struck again!!" A 37 second video was shot with a Sony Handycam video Hi 8, model CCD-TRV81.
The Pine Bush Phenomenon is not dead, just mostly dormant. It may be waiting for us to develop a strategy, a plan, and a method for analyzing the information they are willing to give us. That will require the use of the latest instruments and technology available, which means that it will cost a lot. It will also require more mainstream scientists and engineers to become challenged by the phenomenon and want to investigate it. It will require government and/or private funding to pay for the salaries of those who are hired to work on the project. It will require the very same type of effort NASA employs to send probes to Mars. It is time for a change. Anomalistic Observational Phenomena will not go quietly into the night and disappear. The methods and tactics of ridicule, disinformation, and unavailability of funding used to date have not worked in silencing the phenomenon. They have instead made humans look stupid. Are you one of them? Let's prove that humans can investigate a phenomenon which appears to challenge conventional science, and do it correctly and with conviction and funding. In the past humans studied life on this planet which is less intelligent than us. The tables may have been reversed. For the first time modern scientists are studying an intelligence equal to or greater than our own (certainly one that possesses technology that surpasses human technology). Are we up to the challenge? I think so. Detailed analysis of the case may be seen at: http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/cornetbr1/uturn.htm Thanks to Bruce Cornet. email@example.com Editor's Note: I've gone hunting with Bruce and also video taped some very strange lights.
NEW JERSEY TEARDROP UFO
WOODBRIDGE - December 10, 1999, On three separate occasions over a three-minute span, we saw objects moving around and interweaving with each other at a high speed and they appeared to be moving upward. On a clear, cold, windy night at 9:30 PM, two witnesses who had never seen anything like this before. The lights were so fast compared to an airliner. They also disappeared very quickly. We have never seen anything so spectacular before. Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC.
LUMBERTON - On December 26, 1999, a large Flying Wing was spotted in the night sky at 8:30 PM coming from the north. It had six large brilliant lights shining forward on each wing. Three witnesses observed the craft flying at approximately 2,000 feet. Its size appeared much larger than any other aircraft in the night sky. It made a sweeping turn over the South Jersey Regional Airport and headed west towards Philadelphia. There were no blinking strobe or standard warning lights visible. Only a large red light was visible behind the forward lights. Thanks to Anastasia.
GEORGIA LIGHTS AND UFO
BLAIRSVILLE -- Tom Sheets, MUFON's State Director writes, "Our fellow member Carroll Watts sent me an update before leaving on a holiday trip. He indicated that on the evening of the December 22, 1999, an object or light was spotted. It apparently remained in the area and was also observed the next morning from darkness up to 7:45 AM, first in the SW, then moving incredibly fast to the SE. Carroll observed with binoculars and saw red, green and blue lights, changing colors rapidly, shimmering, with the standard erratic movement. He also observed smaller objects that were ejected from the larger, then returning after going only a short distance.
-- On December 26, 1999, about 9:00 PM, I received a call from what we believe to be a reliable source. He indicated that he was right at that moment watching a bright white star like object about 35 degrees above the SE horizon (this is flat rural area, dark as a coal mine). He indicated that it was making all sorts of erratic movements back and forth, moving in an area larger than the spread hand extended AAL. He viewed it through binoculars, but it did not reveal any detail. MUFONGAs Earle Blanton may be able to spot it if it returns.
TROUP COUNTY -- John Thompson reports that on Monday morning a 44-year-old landowner and his 12-year-old son came in my office and related a dramatic on December 26, 1999, close-encounter. At 8:15 PM the father was outside his truck listening for the bay of coonhounds in a nearby patch of woods. Standing on a hill on Dennis Smith Road he saw a large, round, white-yellow light approach from the west-southwest. His son who was still in the pickup said, "Daddy, look at that plane." The father replied, "It's not a plane. Get out and look!" By this time the unknown "plane," according to father and son, was at ground level and jumping a stand of pine trees to avoid hitting them. As the boy hurriedly exited the parked pickup, the cab and bed lights of the truck came on. Immediately, the UFO did a "zigzag" maneuver. Going first left (north), straight (WSW), right (south) and then left again, it arched upward. While flying in front of the witnesses, who were facing north, the UFO had the appearance of a huge meteor. The round or egg-shape UFO, however, had a thin, gray, "belt-like" horizontal line across its middle. Behind the ball was a stream of "sparks" and "ashes." The combined ball and sparks gave the craft a teardrop shape. At no time was any sound heard. The UFO according to the landowner, whose property the UFO crossed at its closest, flew at speeds of fighter jets seen swooshing by in the past. This would be approximately 400 knots.
Because the father's total familiarity with the land, he estimated that the UFO covered over a mile in ten seconds. At its closest, the UFO was only 200 yards away when the cab and bed lights of the truck came on. It is the witnesses' distinct impression that the UFO somehow sensed the lights coming on and flew the zigzag pattern as a means to evade, perhaps, ground fire. On completing its zigzag, the UFO did not continue its straight-line path as before. The father and son said they lost sight of the UFO as it flew upward. The white-yellow light around the craft and backend sparks "turned off." Instead, what remained was only a faint red ball that quickly dimmed to nothing. They are unsure if the UFO accelerated out of sight or turned back to the west. In any event, the father feels the UFO was mimicking a fireball as a form of camouflage. This camouflage he says was turned off by intelligent control. It can be speculated on leaving straight away that the red exhaust of the UFO's engine was only seen. The father believes that what he saw was not a true UFO; rather, it was an exotic stealth cruise missile. If so, it can be presumed that the car size missile was partially guided by onboard, terrain hugging, radar controls. The missile would have also needed infrared or laser sensors to take the evasive action it did after detecting the nearby flashes of light. The local authorities have no reports. The father and son said there were eight airplanes flying in the area at the time of their sighting. The UFO had an apparent size at 200 yards of slightly larger than a full moon. At no time did the UFO appear high enough for radar detection. After newspaper reports that the shuttle, perhaps, was mistaken for a UFO in south Mississippi around the same time of the LaGrange incident, the witnesses were re-interviewed. This, they said, was "not the shuttle!" There have been many reports of several types of UFOs in Troup and Harris counties in the last 60 days. The reports come from multiple first and second hand sources. Some of the sightings have been low enough to illuminate the ground beneath. Weather conditions were excellent visibility, unlimited ceiling, and temperature 34 F. with 5-10 mph northwest wind. Copyright 1999, John C.Thompson. All rights reserved.
MADISON -- Benjamin Kenneth McGill, reports he observed a fast moving object on December 26, 1999, at 8:00 PM on I-55 south. It looked just like a shooting star, except it was going much slower and we could see that it was leaving a long tail with pieces of fire falling from it. It was not descending it was flying on a level plane in a northwest heading. Thanks to Ben McGill, Madison, MS. 39110
Ken Fink and Todd Twilley of the Sun Herald reports that several reports of a UFO came in to local authorities and the Sun Herald concerning a sighting on December 26. 1999, at 7:00 PM. Keesler Air Force Base and the Ocean Spring Police Department both received calls of a white light streaking across the sky headed in a northern direction around. An Ocean Springs police dispatcher said personnel at Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport said they saw the object as well. A caller to the Sun Herald described the object as a white light with a tail and sparks. Witnesses said the object was moving too slowly to have been a meteorite. NASA stated the STS 103 Shuttle passed over New Orleans at 5:34 PM, and over Natchez at 5:42 PM Sunday night," said Lanee Cooksey, a spokeswoman at the John C. Stennis Space Center reported the Discovery passed over the Coast at an altitude of 368 miles and a speed of 16,926 mph covering 280 miles per minute. For shuttle info go to: http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov. Editors Note: The times are over an hour apart, so it seems unlikely the eastern moving shuttle that passed over in seconds is responsible for all the reports.
ORLANDO -- On Sunday night December 12, 1999, I went outside on my patio and noticed this bright object in the air at 8:10 PM. At first I though it was a couple of planes. But to my surprise it was a UFO floating in the air. It was a bright around circle of lights floating in the sky. It looked like a mountain of diamonds brightly shinning. It was floating down. It was bright lights and had an oval shape on top and under the bottom of the round circle. Under the bottom of the object it had like a black shadow. I ran downstairs to my friend's house and told her to come outside and to see. By the time she came out the UFO was still there and she saw it. It was floating down and going behind a building. There were planes flying very low in a circle. I went back upstairs and try to use my computer and it was not working right. The next day at work, many of the computers seemed effected. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director, NUFORC, http://www.ufocenter.com
HOT SPRINGS -- Jessie Grider writes on December 23, that for months now I have been seeing a strange light over the city as I drive home from work down Malvern Avenue. At first I speculated that I was seeing an airplane, but after seeing one again tonight I feel that it is definitely not a plane. I would call it a UFO or it could be something experimental that the public is not aware of. The light blinks very fast like a strobe light and is usually white but I have seen other colors. It moves very fast in a straight line and blinks very fast, not like the slow steady blink of an airplane. Somehow I get the impression that it knows I see it, because as I look at it, it usually just blinks out a few seconds later. It is very reliable; I have been seeing one in the sky almost every night on my way home from work. I just wanted to report it; maybe someone in the area can set up a video camera and get some film of it. Thanks to: Jessie Grider firstname.lastname@example.org
COOS BAY -- I experienced a UFO sighting on December 20, 1999, to be exact at about 5:35 PM. The object was low in the southern sky appeared to rise slowly, got very bright, white with an orangish cast, flickered and shimmered at its height it got as bright as anything I've ever seen in the sky. At least 3-4 times that or Venus the slowly went out with an afterglow like something very hot cooling off. This all occurred on a clear twilight night. I'm a former Professional Pilot currently sell Real Estate. Also, my wife and I experienced two orange-red lights that did a similar thing about two years ago in February 97.' Curiously that was also near the Full Moon, also. Another thing was the proximity of some sort of little putt-putt type aircraft--either that or they hide behind a hologram of a Cessna. I had friend whose career as an UPS pilot was nearly ruined because he came forward. Thanks to UPS pilot.
TEXAS GOLDEN FLYING TRIANGLE
BEAMOUNT -- On December 10, when I saw my golden triangular object, I really hoped it was a sign, an angel. I have read several things on the Internet since then. Some say that the aliens we see, UFO's, are the fallen angels, bad angels. I want to believe that my golden object is a good angel from heaven, maybe God just letting us know that he is real and he is in control. I have also heard several accounts in the Bible talk of UFO's. Deep in your heart, what do you really think? Do you think someone or something is trying to communicate with us? Do you think the scriptures in the Bible are really talking about UFO's? Thanks to sankysue13. Editor's Note: Yes, they are.
SAN Antonio - Carol Potter writes my boyfriend and I were watching the sky on December 19, 1999, about 5:00 AM, when we saw a shooting star like object overhead. It flew by and burned as if hitting the atmosphere and went out. Then it became a light again, flew a little way, went out, came back on, and went out. This kept up until it flew out of our sight. It was definitely not a plane or a satellite. About 10 minutes later in the northern part of the sky, a very bright object appeared. It was much brighter than a star. It got bright then dimmed and floated away. I was able to see it through some high powered binoculars and it looked like there were two objects. They moved towards each other then went in opposite directions and disappeared. We watch the sky almost every weekend. We have seen a lot of strange things, but these were the strangest by far. If you have any info, it would be appreciated. Thanks to Carol Potter email@example.com
US GOVERNMENT UFO PROOF RELEASED: Audio tapes of a genuine UFO Alert at Edwards Air Force base and studied by the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, are now available for distribution to the public. Sam Sherman's audio documentary tape called THE EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE ENCOUNTER on the night of October 7, 1965, uses the actual voice recordings provided by the Air Force. During this event 12 high tech luminous UFOs invade secure air space and came down low over the runways at Edwards AFB. Tower operator Sgt. Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the Air Defense Command. Sgt. Sorrels is heard on the original tapes and in a new segment where he verifies the event as it is heard on the archival recordings. The UFOs are described and a decision is made to launch F-106 fighter interceptors. You are there for an important part of UFO history. Hear it for yourself, it's the best UFO tape ever made. Tape cost is $14.95 each plus $2.00 for shipping -- total $16.95 -- (for overseas orders-out of US - add $6.00 shipping cost -- total -- $20.95) you can send either a personal check or money order to: Independent International Pictures Corp, Box 565, Dept. GF, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857.
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