Files #05 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
February 6, 2000, [email protected]
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ALMOST EVERYTHING YOUR TOLD IS WRONG:
ENVIRONMENTAL SPACE SCIENCES is a book written by Professor and Colonel
Donald G. Carpenter who was the originator of the Space Science Course
at the USAF Academy. He also served as the Commander of the SPACETRACK
Site at Shemya, Alaska. Colonel Carpenter was kind enough to send Eastern
MUFON the book he edited and wrote with six other officers. He questions
some of the laws of physics if we assume UFOs are real. The last chapter
his book is titled Unidentified Flying Objects and reads in part.
"It is obvious that intensive scientific study is needed in this area;
such study has yet been undertaken at the necessary levels of intensity
needed. Something that must be guarded against in any such study is
of implicitly assuming that our knowledge of Physics (or any other branch
science) is complete. An example of one such trap is selecting a group
physical laws, which we now accept as valid, and assume that they will
be superseded. Five such laws might be:
1. Every action must have an opposite and equal reaction.
2. Every particle in the universe attracts every other particle with
proportional to the product of the masses and inversely as the square
3. Energy, mass and momentum are conserved.
4. No material body can have a speed as great as c, the speed of light
5. The maximum energy, E, which can be obtained from a body at rest
where m is the rest mass of the body.
Laws numbered 1 and 3 seem fairly safe, but let us hesitate and take
look. Actually, law number 3 is only valid (now) from a relativistic
viewpoint; and for that matter so are laws 4 and 5. But relativity
completely revised these physical concepts after 1915, before then Newtonian
mechanics were supreme. We should also note that general relativity
yet been verified. Thus we have the peculiar situation of five laws
appear to deny the possibility of intelligent alien control of UFO's,
three of the laws are recent in concept and may not even be valid. Also,
number 2 has not yet been tested under conditions of large relative
accelerations. We should not deny the possibility of alien control of
on the basis of preconceived notions not established as related or relevant
to the UFO's. Pages 690-691.
The NEW SCIENTIST article "SEEDS OF LIFE" January 22, 2000, reports,
building blocks of DNA could have formed in space before the Earth was
providing a starter kit of genetic material for life to evolve rapidly
Earth, claim astro-chemists in India. Their computer models of chemicals
evolving in space may explain why life emerged only 600 million years
the Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago. The model also suggests that
are packed with the building blocks of life. If true, it backs up the
that comets seed when they smash into planets. Sandip Chakrabarti and
wife Sonali at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in
modeled how chemicals would evolve in an interstellar cloud collapsing
gravity over a million years. The model began with a typical cloud 7
years across, containing a dozen elements including hydrogen, carbon,
and nitrogen. The computer worked out the variations and at the end
simulation, the cloud was littered with adenine predicting Earth would
been showered with millions of tons of the DNA. "DNA produced in the
collapsing cloud could have contaminated the Earth," the Chakrabartis
report in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. "There should be many
planets in each galaxy where DNA-based life should flourish." (But the
remains controversial since it shoots holes in the Theory of Evolution,
life started by accident on Earth.)
Tom Millar of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and
Technology, database of chemical reactions formed the basis of the new
British researchers who suggested in 1977, that the ingredients of life
originated in space and were dispersed by comets are delighted by the
findings. "It's yet another indication that the chemical feedstock of
could be produced throughout the Universe, and nothing on Earth would
reproduce that grandeur of scale," says Chandra Wickramasinghe of the
University of Wales at Cardiff, who suggested the idea along with his
colleague Fred Hoyle. Thanks to: "Mark A. LeCuyer" <[email protected]>
DNA MOLECULES MAY BE FROM SPACE
Colin Jordan writes concerning your FF-#4, Dr. Francis Crick won the
Prize for helping to discover 'the structure of DNA,' the master molecule
life. He now believes that the 'origin of life' was from space. I was
some reading recently and came across some surprising statements from
Crick, made more remarkable still given his professional achievements.
think there is a prejudice among scientists regarding current evolutionary
theories. Many of them have spent their careers considering the theory
scientific fact and are loath to let that go. Their need to cling to
theory at all costs smacks more of faith than science. Besides the evidence
that there was but a single genetic code, there is also the issue of
so-called "simple" cell complexity. Crick wanted to determine the
probability that even a single molecule of DNA could come into existence
chance. The probability for transition from inanimate to animate would
ten to the 40,000 th power. Mathematically speaking, anything above
the 50th power is considered statistically impossible, because the sum
of all the electrons in the universe is only ten to the fifty-second
Apparently the average biological scientist is more concerned with not
wrong rather than discovering what is true. [email protected]
Red Setter writes, "People today are very poor at real thinking: whether
astronomy, evolution, physics, UFOs, etc. We are no more correct than
Galileo's day, yet many scientists tell me that "we know so much that
can't be wrong!" And friends can't believe there is any real UFO phenomenon,
or else "the press would have reported it!" So don't worry if they criticize
you, because their brains are programmed by intensive indoctrination.
the new book "Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel. "It claims it was academics
that persecuted Galileo, not the Church." Thanks to Red Setter.
My friend and I went out to a club, then stopped for McDonalds on the
home on January 15, 2000. We arrived home around 2:45 AM and pulled
drive way. Since it was very cold, I asked her to keep her car running
could wait inside until my car warmed up. I got out of her car, and
my car. As I got back into her car, I noticed a bright light went on.
thought it was her house flood lights turning on automatically. The
thing we remember was that it was 2 hours and 45 minutes later, Neither
had a clue as to what happened, except for the fact we both were unconscious
for almost 3 hours. Both of our cars were still running and neither
had any physical evidence of abduction. We were not drunk nor on drugs.
next day, I told a friend my story and they checked my neck and back
found a small circle of five punctures in my upper back/lower neck.
told that this was common in abductions. I am afraid for my well being.
Thanks to Peter Davenport and the National UFO Reporting Center
TENNESSEE DISC FADES IN AND OUT
BRENTWOOD -- On January 10, 2000, I saw an unidentified flying object
about 500 feet altitude above the Brentwood Middle School at 9:15 AM.
drove along I had a totally unobstructed view of this object about 1/2
away until Murray Lane became divided by a tree line. As I drove along
object appeared to be keeping pace with the speed of my car. The object
faded out of sight. The UFO had no wings, was silver pewter in color,
made no noise. After turning left onto Franklin Road I saw it again
flew pacing my car at the exact same distance and altitude. I had a
unobstructed view of the UFO as it flew low over a farmer's field. Again
object faded from my view, then three seconds later reappeared. I watched
this object for another 12 seconds, until it faded from view for the
time. There also seemed to be an aura or hazy like disturbance in the
around the craft each time it faded from view. Thanks to Peter Davenport
CLEARWATER -- Nimlok writes, "A few years ago, I was sitting on the
porch of my parents house having a party with four other relatives."
around 8:30 PM, a very hot but clear night. All of a sudden, we all
to our feet and watched a UFO land right behind our house in a huge
grove. I saw the bright lights and colors. The others described it as
"sphere" that had multi colored chasing lights around the band of the
It made no noise and then just vanished into thin air. My aunt, uncle
grandfather all saw this at the same time. We jumped into our cars hoping
get another glimpse, but it was gone. Geographically, we are in a perfect
position for these sightings and most people around this area have seen
something strange. Thanks to Tiffany Stratton
ALABAMA COUPLE SEES UFO
TILLMANS CORNER - On December 28, 1999, Lynn L. and her husband were
in Southern Alabama when they saw a UFO. "My husband and I were looking
the moon, and saw what we thought was a moving star. I got out of the
and looked at it. Two large bright lights were in front, with a red
the middle. "It wasn't a plane, since it flew over us at a very slow
and made no sound" Lynn added, "The object was at an altitude of about
feet and was triangular in shape, with green and red lights." The aft-end
huge. "It looked like the were two big shapes on either end of it in
back." After the couple drove home, she added, "Strange things happened
that night in my house." "I know it sounds strange but a houseplant
had for years turned up missing that same night. It just disappeared."
found the flowerpot, but the plant and the pot's soil were missing.
Corner is eleven miles south of Mobile. Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol. 5
2/3,/00 Joseph Trainor editor [email protected]
ILLINOIS UFO INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
I called Peter Davenport at the National UFO Reporting Center and spoke
John Alexander at National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS). Their
investigation has now located eight witnesses who observed the UFO in
Southern Illinois east of St. Louis. Some of the police were chasing
at speeds up to, 80 mph. The UFO moved very slowly at an estimated 20
Then suddenly streaked 8 miles in 3 seconds, according to the witnesses.
Craig Stevens in Milstadt saw it to the west of him seem to suddenly
twenty to thirty miles. Assuming the witnesses were correct the craft
at 9600 mph. The object was described as like a guitar pick with panel
lights red or pinkish lights. The aft-end of the craft was lit up indicating
some type of the propulsion system.
Kenny Young interviewed Craig Stevens from the Millstadt Police Department.
Craig said, "I was the Officer in Millstadt that witnessed the object
AM on January 5, 2000." #1 - I feel that the testimony of four possibly
five police officers is very credible, considering that we are trained
observers. Our credibility has to be justifiable since we testify in
of law. We watch things on a daily basis, and have to report our findings
evidence, and reports. I feel I have done this by attempting to capture
photo that morning, and immediately returning to the department to report
findings in a report, and making a drawing. Sketches of the object are
on the NIDS web site at http://www.accessnv.com/nids.
investigation, sketches, route of flight see this excellent report.
to Kenny Young, John Alexander and Peter Davenport who have all done
excellent work on this case.
CALIFORNIA FLYING TRIANGLE
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- Billy Dee reports that a witness writes, "Sightings
seem to be picking up again. Although. I'm wondering if it has anything
do with the airliner going down off the coast. The last time it was
active here was when the Egyptian airliner went down. On January 31,
saw another large triangular craft over the base. It was outlined with
several very bright, non-blinking, red lights. Just like the last one,
one tilted to a completely vertical position and flew like this for
some time. It then rotated back to horizontal, flew back and forth,
descending straight down. Last night, I was watching a fighter over
base, when I noticed two dimly lit objects about a quarter of a mile
of it. These objects were moving very erratically, back and forth, and
and down. The fighter appeared to maintain a steady distance behind
they circled the base. I lost sight of the objects briefly behind a
but could still see the fighter's lights through the tree. I then saw
two objects coming out from behind the tree, still moving erratically.
suddenly got very bright, changing from an amber color to a bluish white,
literally shot out of sight to the north over the base. They disappeared
less than a second. The fighter did some tight maneuvering, circled
couple of times, and then landed. Because of these two sightings, I'll
out again tonight, and well keep you informed. God bless. Thanks to
ROBED HOODED ALIENS
Darlene writes, "Please tell me if the suggested responses to contacts
this type are of the "tongue-in-cheek" variety or just plain sarcasm.
I'm denser than I think I am, I can not see why there would be meteorite
powder, silicon or other residue left behind by visitation; nor can
that such acts as contacting the police or contacting newspapers, etc.,
produce anything but disbelief, and ridicule. Thanks to dcs
Editors' Notes: Thanks for your note; Well sometimes a little ridicule
you a boost of courage. I go on radio several times a week, and I'm
ridiculed over my research. To my knowledge not one abductee has ever
contacted the police or their congressman about their abductions. When
talk to police they act very interested and claim they would enjoy such
case. We have numerous police and military officers joining MUFON and
organizations hoping to find answers. Both Derrel Simms and my investigators
have found silver powder on abductees. We have noticed other anomalies
indicating evidence is being left behind. For any of us to be believed
need evidence. We now have thousands of tape recordings of abductee's
stories, but without real solid evidence they are considered interesting
dreams. We have stayed up all night watching abductee homes, spent hours
video taping, interviewing, discussing, watching videos, but little
tangible evidence has been obtained. We are aware the abductees seem
programmed to destroy the evidence.
Many investigators spend their time and efforts as unpaid volunteers
to solve this mystery. If I pick up the phone and make long distance
drive to an abductee's home, video tape, it costs both time and money.
encourage abductees to collect evidence or call experts in for help.
indications that some abductees may be harmed during an abduction. This
be checked with a blood tests and a physician's examination. Most abductees
will not get tested, despite the fact they have insurance coverage.
are indications that black light can pick up a silver like powder left
behind, and other tiny objects. If you give credence to Dr. David Jacobs
from Temple University the future of the human race may be at stake.
think its funny, and I'm not poking fun. The craft in my opinion are
We may not be sure what their aircrews are doing here. However, they
spending in real terms billions of dollars, their time and health to
I wonder why? I don't think it is a game for either side. More definitive
research is needed.
MARS POLAR LANDER CERTIFICATE
Aaron G. Crossley, Jr. writes, "My name is included in a data tape that
sent to Mars aboard NASA's Polar Lander. MSFC passed around a signup
for names to be put on the Mars Polar Lander. The requirement was that
had to be 18 or under to get your name on the tape so I signed up. Kind
makes you wonder are Martians reading my name off a datatape as we speak?
Thanks to Aaron G. Crossley, Jr "[email protected]"
You can see Aron's
Certificate at: http://www.filerfiles.com/
AUSTRALIA FLYING TRIANGLE
ENDEAVOR HILLS -- VICTORIA -- Peter Ho reports he saw a large V shaped
January 2, 2000. Peter went outside to feed his dogs his 10:50 PM and
decided to relax and do a bit of stargazing, He noticed a large, solid
V shaped object blocking out the Big Dipper constellation. There were
orange lights along the front of the object. He could hear no sounds.
estimates it was five times bigger than a Jumbo Jet. He sighted the
for four seconds before it disappeared from view. Thanks to Alice Mitchell
AUFORN Keith Basterfield Network Australia
SOUTH VIETNAM UNDERWATER UFO
GULF OF SIAM -- Joseph Foster writes, "In mid April of 1970, we were
four miles off shore on the US Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. The Captain
authorized swim call in the late afternoon and I had the watch with
rifle on the flying bridge to guard for sharks. The swimming party was
diving off the main deck into the water and swimming to a raft. Eight
and the Captain were watching the 20 swimmers when our attention was
a large underwater object, that slowly moved directly under the ship.
object was an elliptical shaped dark shadow, that was by our estimate
feet in length and 30 feet wide. It was about 50 feet deep and moving
perpendicular to the axis of our ship. The entire sighting lasted no
than 20 or 30 seconds. The men in the water had no idea that a large
cruised directly under them. We ruled out whale shark or whale because
was no gyration of a tail or any other appendages visible.
Our crew also had other UFO sightings. During our July, we sere on Ocean
Station Victor patrol, when we had radar contact with three targets
at speeds in excess of 3000 mph halfway between Midway Island and Japan.
Eight crewman saw three white lights traveling southwest in a 'v' formation.
A sitrep report was filed. Our second sighting took place in May of
while we were 600 miles east of Guam. One of my duties as Quartermaster
celestial navigation. On the 4 - 8 shift, I had to shoot morning and
stars. I was with the Captain 'shooting' the stars, when we noticed
shiny perfect sphere that seemed to have the consistency of liquid mercury.
The object was traveling west southwest at 100 knots at an altitude
In Honolulu, I made friends with a Fleet Intelligence Yeoman, who stated,
receive thousands of UFO reports from US Navy ships." UFOs come in and
of the water and fly directly in front of our ships. Thanks to Joseph
[email protected] and Carl
W. Feindt at [email protected]
WINDOW IN OUTER SPACE
R. G. Nicholas writes, "My girlfriend and I were lying on the hood of
just looking at the stars quietly on calm, clear, beautiful starlit
noticed four stars spaced evenly apart from each other like the points
corner's of a window, it was a perfect square in space. All at once
appeared at the lower right star and swiftly moved diagonally up to
left corner star. Within seconds it just as quickly returned to whence
had come. It moved really fast for the amount of area it had to cover
between point A and point B. I'm sure it traveled from star to star,
those objects that I saw traverse that amount of distance that night
from earth. I'll never forget it because I was wide-awake and 100% sober.
Thanks to: NicholasRG
CHINA HAS FIRST UFO OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
UFOs kicked off the New Millennium with the surprise appearance of a
disc on New Year's Day. At about 6:30 a.m. Beijing time on Saturday,
1, 2000, a silver-gray UFO appeared over the Great Wall of China. It
hovered, and was captured by Cable News network (CNN) TV cameras and
broadcast live in the USA. Eyewitness M. Lamb was watching the CNN coverage
"when CNN showed a shot of the Great Wall of China at sunrise. When
to the shot, there was a gray orb floating over the wall. Then it floated
the right, then up. CNN cut away from the shot without any explanation
the floating object. It was silver and appeared to float or glide without
any means of propulsion."
Taiwan Radar is reporting that they have been picking up Unidentified
Objects coming from China towards Taiwan at around 24,000 feet. The
report was on January 29, 2000, creating new tensions in the region.
objects that may be balloons could create a threat to commercial traffic.
Thanks to [email protected]
CAUS WINS FIRST ROUND IN UFO CASE
Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) announced that, in a stunning and
surprising defeat for the government and its proponents of secrecy,
District Court Judge in Phoenix, Arizona, rebuked a Department of Defense
attempt to deny a group of UFO activists the opportunity to argue its
court. In the federal lawsuit, Judge Stephen M. McNamee, ignoring Department
of Defense plea to dismiss the case outright, set February 7th at 10:00
for arguments on the adequacy of the government's search for information
about an unusual aerial object. Thanks to Peter A. Gersten;
SHUTTLE SPOTS UFO
Investigator Tom Sheets writes, "I just reviewed the tape of a June
shuttle mission footage that was sent me via ISUR. There is a shockingly
dramatic event on there that makes all the other shuttle stuff (STS-48
80) look like fireflies. There is a BIG glowing orb that flies by one
solar panels of either the space station or a satellite (the SS I think,
need a space 'expert' to look at it). This thing must be huge; it is
obviously glowing brightly, seemingly round, you can almost see the
shape, and seems to give off glowing propulsion like contrail. I don't
it's a meteor, this is in orbit, not in the atmosphere, but I could
if distance to the object is great and shot was from above. I need some
opinions. It was from the June shuttle mission. There are many other
smaller objects on parts of the tape, stuff like on STS-48 and 80 footage.
One video of note shows a large glowing orb comes into the frame, the
astronaut starts to use zoom on it, and the controller switches away.
to Toms Sheets ISUR Board Member. Editor's Note: We are trying to get
of these videos on our web site. They look like UFOs to me, but further
analysis is needed.
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