Files #46 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
November 20, 2000, Sponsored by Electronic Arts; Webmaster
C. Warren http://www.filersfiles.com.
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LEONID METEOR ACTIVITY thus far has been disappointing. Clouds
ruined sightings of the expected shooting stars in many parts of
The annual Leonid's light show is caused by the passing of Comet
Tempel-Tuttle, a huge ball of ice and dust. Most the activity was
in the vicinity of the moon, but some spectacular shooting stars
photographed over Maryland. They are caused when the Earth passes
the dusty debris that follows the comet's orbit. Also a balloon
photograhic equipment was brought down early when it strayed into
The number of UFO sightings is steady with reports over New York,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and California.
evidence points to life arriving on Earth from space. More discussion
Moon's history of strange activity.
NEW YORK FLYING TRIANGLES
FREEPORT, LONG ISLAND -- Ruth writes, "Since December 1994, I have
fairly frequent sightings of flying triangular craft near several
waterways on the South Shore." The most recent sightings were on
6, 7, and 8th, 2000. I am not sure of the exact size, since they
seen at night or very early morning before sunrise. Ruth says, "Lighting
these crafts consists of two very bright white strobes, one on each
which flash simultaneously, and one red light on the underside,
center, which flashes alternately." There is never any sound! My
daughter and I both have witnessed these craft.
They "glide" very slowly over the houses across the street, just
rooftops, and then turn and continue on out over the Atlantic Ocean.
also seen them fly behind my house, either just above the rooftops,
the canal directly behind my house. An ex-neighbor also saw the
hovering over the canal in her backyard at 9:30 PM in February 1995.
seen them within a one-mile radius of my house, many times. We've
several sightings looking west of a group of seven to eight craft
by one, at 2 to 4 minute intervals, heading due south, then eventually
turning slightly to the right, going out over the ocean. This always
between 5:30 to 6:00 AM at low altitudes. I am located in a flight
planes from Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports and these are different.
craft fly much slower and much lower than the commercial planes.
triangles never make any sound, and are able to maneuver and perform,"
short distance away from my house." Thanks to Betty LaRosa: RLaRosa331
Editor's Note: We encourage readers who live in Connecticut, New
New Jersey to be on the lookout for these craft. It appears they
moving south along the Meadowbrook Parkway only ten miles from Kennedy
NEW JERSEY DISK
CRESSKILL -- On November 2, 2000, my father and I witnessed a very
disc shaped object hovering over, or near the town of Cresskill
Hudson Valley at 7:50 PM. The object was too large to be man made,
over the northern valley, from east to west, doing less then 40
mph. I would
have to say by my line of site, the disc shaped object had to be
feet over the tree line. It was very brilliant and had a blinking
light at the top. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC
PENNSYLVANIA LIGHTS OVER VALLEY
READING -- Alexander J. Broskey reports, "I was driving home on
2000, out in the French Creek State Park area where I live and tonight
neared my house an object materialized out of nowhere." It was a
with swirling green, yellow, blue, and red lights. I slowed down
on the road to watch it for about two minutes. I was not surprised
have seen different kinds of UFOs out here before. This one flew
to my left
about 50 yards and then flew out of sight. I drove home and later
went up to
my room on the 2nd floor. I was looking out the window over looking
valley and a flying object appeared again. I woke my Dad up and
watched it fly across the sky very slowly. We saw a smaller red
UFO fly from
one side of my vision to the other and then stop turn around and
fly in the
other direction out of my site. Both of us observed a multicolored
size UFO moving over the valley. As I'm writing this the big multicolored
one is back. I'm a little paranoid because I know what these guys
people. I'm watching it fly across the sky right now. I just got
seeing these UFOs and not saying anything. This is real!". Thanks
Broskey's [email protected].
Editor's Note: I talked to Alex on the phone and he has seen these
a fairly regular basis over the valley.
PENNSYLVANIA FLYING TRIANGLE
PHILADELPHIA - Peter Davenport reported on the Jeff Rense show this
sighting below occurred only thirty minutes apart. Amateur astronomer
former Marine, Michael was observing the sky on November 13, 2000,
900 mm Refractor Telescope from his home in Upper Darby. He uses
nightly and had observed Venus, Jupiter, the Pleiades, and the Moon.
looking east at the Moon's Terminator at 8:15 PM. This is the area
the dark and light parts of the Moon where good viewing is often
Suddenly most of his telescope was filled with a huge massive black
object that moved from the bottom to the top of Moon. It crossed
moon and looked strangely biological. Michael felt the object was
probably within our atmosphere and flying over New Jersey. Right
a military jet appeared probably an F-16 that may have been attempting
intercept using its after burners. Later he noticed the object moving
out of the clouds. This object was very massive and appeared to
over New Jersey. He drew a picture of the object that was a large
appeared to have protrusions similar to arms and legs. The object
similar to a skydiver jumping out of an aircraft with his arms against
side. The head had two points. He estimated the object was flying
miles per hour. He would not have seen it without his telescope.
several radar stations, but had no confirmation of the sighting.
Editors Note: The 177th Fighter Wing (ANG) at Atlantic City International
Airport flies F-16 aircraft and is located about 35 miles from the
GEORGIA UFO SIGHTING
ATLANTA - Peter reports that Carl stopped his car on the side of
November 13, 2000, and watched a hovering object at 7:45 PM. The
object looked similar to the top of a light house from the side.
vehicles passed by his parked car as he watched for some fifteen
they didn't stop. He thought the flying object was quarter to half
away. It was very large and three dimensional and seemed to be made
glass. It slowly dimmed and disappeared. Carl said, "It was something
never saw before and he was amazed by it." The next morning he returned
the area to see if any towers or other possible explanations were
He visited an open field where strangely all leaves had been cleared
there were numerous animal tracks of all types. Thanks to Peter
Director NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
and Jeff Rense www.sightings.com
KANSAS EXPLODING LIGHT
MINNEAPOLIS -- MUFON Headquarters reports that Paul Tally saw an
almost directly above him on November 14, 2000. The object was first
observed traveling from east by southeast to the west by northwest
AM. It was extremely bright in a clear sky with a full moon. The
moved rapidly about half way across the sky and exploded over north
Kansas. The color of the explosion was similar to ball lightning.
Marilyn, and Paul Tally: [email protected]
and [email protected]..
OHIO HALLOWEEN SIGHTING INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
CYGNET October 31, 2000, Tim a teacher and his friend were traveling
I-75 and saw a meteor like object moved across the sky coming towards
from the East. It was ahead of them and came to a sudden stop above
highway. This is fairly open farmland and the object appeared as
star. They stopped their car and got a good look at the hovering
was red, green, blue, yellow and magenta. There was no sort of rhythm
pattern they could discern. It was about a quarter of the full moon
He felt it was less than a mile away.
Denise says the object appeared to come out of the trees no more
hundred yards ahead of her as she drove towards I-75. It was headed
her path of vision at a hundred yards. It moved at a slow speed
and seemed to hover over the centerline of the highway. There were
It appeared roughly egg shaped with a glowing energy coming out
Later both men developed a pain in their abdominal region right
below the rib
cage. The abdomen was inflamed and red. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport,
Director National UFO Reporting Center http:// www.UFOcenter.com
OKLAHOMA SIGHTING AGAIN!
ELK CITY - Jim Hickman reports, "I had a phone report come regarding
19, 2000, sighting in a rural area west of the town of Elk City
intersection of Highways 34 and 66, that a unknown object described
red, white, blue lights flew over a family's farmhouse. It was reported
the object appeared from the southwest at a very low altitude, hovered
overhead for about ten minutes, then made a 180 degree turn on it's
flew away to the north. This was witnessed by one adult and three
that were outside at the time. One of the children actually got
and attempted contact with the object. There is no report that the
The object was described as being dark gray or black, it was too
distinguish its shape. Its altitude was only 150 feet, and it was
as being over a mile long. The witness stated she was able to judge
distance/size by measuring it against a new race track that had
nearby. She described the object as being larger than the race track.
was also described as making no noise. It was also reported that
occurred on several other nights, but this was the closest encounter
I have been given permission to meet with the witness's and I will
this report when I get more detailed information. Thanks to Jim
Hickman Report http://www.thehickmanreport.com.
CALIFORNIA SAUCER HOVERS OVER SAN FRANCISCO BAY
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday, November 10, 2000, at 6:04 PM, Shelah
J. was at
her apartment in San Rafael, California, across the bay from San
when she spied something odd outside the window. "At first the object
like it was not moving and was standing stationary," Shelah reported.
light, or the brightness of the vehicle, was brighter than the surrounding
planes." "It moved very slowly and flew low over the mountains and
seemed to move (west) over the water towards the city of San Francisco.
After watching for what seemed like ten minutes. I ran downstairs
to get the
binoculars. Through the binoculars, the object looked incredible."
"At first the object seemed to be elongated and looked like a cigar
But after watching for a longer period of time, it seemed more like
shape and glowed brightly. It was the same color as a fire ember.
bright orange and its glow seemed to radiate much energy from inside."
vehicle was massive in size. I cannot estimate how large but very,
large and easy to see through such binoculars." Shelah said, "It
if two planes were circling around or near it, and later a third
monitored it." "My roommates came home at about 6:45 p.m. and I
what I saw. I thought the object was gone because it had gone out
earlier. But then Michael, my roommate, looked from his bedroom
saw a gleaming object adjacent to planes' lights and asked me if
that was it?
We took the binoculars out and a small telescope and indeed it was
This was when I saw the third plane tracking the vehicle." "Even
vehicle was further away than when I originally saw it, it gleamed
very bright fiery orange glow. Michael said, 'I've never seen anything
it.' He was also able to make out some red and white lights on the
it and the light that circled around it." Thanks to UFO Roundup
11/16/00 Editor: Joseph Trainor
San Pablo -- B. R. Thomas who lives on East Bay Hill with a panoramic
overlooking San Francisco Bay saw many white objects on Sunday afternoon
November 19, 2000. She at first noticed a thick contrail in the
sky and to
the right of she noticed many small objects in the eastern sky away
bay behind their home at 3:07 PM. The white objects appeared stationary
looked how a Constellation such as the Big Dipper would look at
did not see an aircraft making the contrail, but there were other
the afternoon sky not making any contrails. The white objects were
to spots before your eyes, but she noticed clouds passing in front
and round objects. These lights or objects were in a definite pattern.
saw the objects for two or three minutes and determined they were
She thought, they may have had some connection to the thick and
chemtrail/contrail?. At first, she thought the objects might be
but since they were not moving, stayed in formation and seemed to
own light source. Last weekend, she also noticed an aircraft making
similar thick contrails, but she had not noticed any objects at
She watches aircraft regularly from their deck and had noticed unusually
thick contrails the last two weekends from one or two aircraft.
were moving past but she could still see these twenty or so white
that were not moving. Thanks to B. R. Thomas.
RUSSIA: FLYING SAUCER JEOPARDIZES ARMY NEAR CHECHNYA
MAJACHKALÁ --, An alleged UFO has jeopardized and eluded
Russian troops near
Daguestan, a Republic bordering Chechnya on November 14, 2000. Alarms
off at 01:00 AM local time (22:00 hours GMT yesterday). An hour
confusion was extreme in the garrisons on the ridges separating
Chechnya and the war which has raged in the area north of the Caucasus
over a year and a half. At 02:00 AM most lucid reports began to
the Magaramkent region on the Caspian Sea regarding the "unidentified
object," which had caused Russian forces to sound battle stations.
provided a detailed description of the device they witnessed for
a long time
as it flew slowly eastward toward the sea. Some garrisons noted
was flying at low altitude of only a 100 meters and had three fluorescent
lights above with two meter spaces between them, according to the
Ministry of the Interior in Dagestan. Several civilian witnesses
the description and light arrangement of the mysterious phenomenon,
hesitating to ascribe its origin to a secret weapon of the Russian
army or a
new weapon in the hands of the Islamic separatists.
Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Dagestan were cautious
stated their unwillingness to state if the object in question was
a UFO. Jet
fighters were scrambled too late to catch the UFO. The pursuit has
mistrust regarding the traditional secrecy shown by Russian authorities.
Acting quickly to forestall any possible reprimands, the most mistrusting
military officers indicated that it could be a NATO spy plane interested
Russian maneuvers in the Caucasus and the Caspian, which are rich
in gas and
oil. Dagestan Muslim leaders claimed the strange heavenly event
portent which bore a message from Allah himself. Even a mufti or
legislator from Dagestan showed no compunction in stating that without
doubt it was "a jinn, an angel or other heavenly being, since God's
masterpiece is filled with them. "Thanks to the translation by Scott
Corrales -- Institute of Hispanic Ufology and Gloria Coluchi.
Editor's Note: The Russian Air Force has now denied the above report
stating, "Gen Bolkhovitin's assertions, with reference to a Central
Defence Control post, that a Russian space vehicle flew over Dagestan
not true to fact," spokesman Aleksandr Drobyshevskiy told Interfax.
THE MOON AND MORE
David Saxton suggests that you expand your thinking for a moment.
presence of Jupiter makes life on earth possible because it acts
as a "meteor
sink". Without the massive gravitational pull of Jupiter to attract
uncountable numbers of periodic and rogue meteorites which pass
life on Earth would be impossible. The intervals between catastrophic
impacts would be such that no life could develop before being exterminated
an impacting space rock. It gets better, Remember that all is based
fractal patterns which unfold endlessly. Someone has put everything
deliberately. Thanks to David Saxton [email protected]
Marcus Allen from the NEXUS MAGAZINE UK Office writes, "Your Files
welcome addition to our understanding of this fascinating phenomenon."
you picked up activity on the Moon comes as no real surprise. The
Orbiter photos of the Vitelo crater taken in 1967 shows two large
leaving tracks on the Lunar surface as they move up out of a crater
always intrigued me. In your recent posting #45 you mention the
ideas of Jan Lamprecht about the Moon. This is an area I have also
considerable time and effort to try to understand. You may be aware
idea that the Moon could well be of considerably stranger origin
generally accepted was published in two books by Don Wilson, 'Our
Spaceship Moon' 1975 Dell NY and its sequel 'Secrets of our Spaceship
1979 Dell NY. Both by Sphere in the UK.
These books expand on the thesis of two Russian scientists, Mikhail
Alexander Shcherbakov of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Because
main theories of the Moon's origin did not answer very many of the
in fact it was easier to prove that the Moon should not be where
it is than
that it should be they proposed the idea that the Moon could well
artificial' construction and deliberately placed in orbit around
to 'who' and 'why' they were, as scientists not prepared to speculate
evidence to back up their ideas. There are many anomalies which
observed about the Moon which on any reasonable examination cannot
explained: There are many thousands of craters on the Moon ranging
from a few inches to hundreds of miles in diameter. Yet all the
craters seem to have flat floors and small walls. Copernicus is
60 miles in
diameter and 3 miles high. The laws of physics indicate that an
as a meteorite traveling at very high speed will leave a crater
about 8 times
as wide as it is deep. It will not have a flat floor either. Meteor
in Arizona is a good example of an impact crater.
Most of the larger craters could better be described as 'ringed
floors of many of the larger craters are the same level as the surrounding
surface, with no ejector blanket of material thrown from the crater.
these craters made? The surface of the Moon is covered with craters
sides numbering many tens of thousands, yet the Earth has at most
impact sites discovered to date. Any object wandering through space
for a planet to hit and finding the Earth/Moon system would naturally
drawn to the Earth due to its higher gravity rather than the Moon,
shielded by Earth anyway for half the time. So why does the Moon
damage and the Earth hardly any?
Geological weathering does not answer it. The fossil record indicates
for the first 4 billion years very few advanced life forms existed
Then around 550 million years ago there was suddenly a huge variation
creatures existing showing far more advanced features than had been
evidence before. This is called the Cambrian Explosion in geological
Could this be the time when the Moon went into orbit around Earth?
does the Moon keep one side, the far side, turned permanently away
Earth's gaze? Could this be in order that ET can come and go unobserved.
just seems so logical (as Spock would say) Perhaps that is what
was really sent to find out back in 1994. Has anyone ever seen the
it must have taken with its cameras of the Apollo LMs still on The
surface? Thanks to Marcus Allen.
NEXUS MAGAZINE UK Office e-mail: [email protected]
I always considered Ingo to be the worlds' most experienced RV exponent.
AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE RELATIVE TO MOON ARTICLE
However, I had a most bizarre experience this morning after reading
article on the theory that the moon may have been placed into orbit
the Earth in order to stabilize and allow for life to be sustained.
actually not the first time I've heard this as Alex Collier a contactee
claimed the moon was in fact placed here by ET's . many millions
ago. So, I went to bed thinking about this theory again.. and how
to add up that we may indeed be an experiment by highly advanced
set up an environment for their product to develop. I'm not particularly
religious but I awoke this morning with what sounded like a minister
preaching on the radio, but my radio was off. He said that I would
answer to my question in Psalms 8. I followed his directions and
Bible verse. King David states in verse 3 that: "When I consider
heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which
YOU have set
in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man
care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
crowned him with glory and honor" Psalm 8.3. Pretty interesting,
since it answers the question and indicates that the ET's are of
order, as we are lower than the heavenly beings, but we are also
glory and honor. I would bet that the higher spiritually evolved
in cooperation with God, the Creator. I thought you might find this
interesting. Thanks to Jimmie.
Editor's Note: There are many statements in the Bible that can be
interpreted that we have been visited on a regular basis.
LIFE FROM SPACE MAY NOW BE PROVEN
Data from instruments flown on airplanes during last year's Leonid
shower show that the seeds of life, long suspected to exist in comet
could have survived a fiery passage from space to Earth's ancient
A range of findings, reported by an international team of NASA-led
scientists, provide support for Panspermia, which holds that life
did not spring up spontaneously out of some primordial soup, but
seeded from space Findings to date indicate that the chemical precursors
to life -- found in comet dust -- may well have survived a plunge
Earth's atmosphere," said astronomer Peter Jenniskens of the Ames
Center and the SETI Institute.
The studies were published in a November 14 special edition of the
Netherlands Journal Earth, Moon and Planets. "Sowing the seeds"
that the seeds of life, or life itself, constantly fall from space
central idea of Panspermia. Not only did life on Earth begin this
concept holds, but the genetic pool is constantly modified, even
Other researchers have shown that meteors both small and large do
not heat up
as much as previously thought, allowing the possibility that dormant
could arrive on an incoming space rock or, just possibly, embedded
dust grain of a comet. Jenniskens and others said all this work
supports the notion that life's recipe -- in the form of organic
can survive the trip into the atmosphere. Chandra Wickramasinghe,
proponent of Panspermia, cheered the newest work. "I think the results
reported by NASA are clear proof that bacterial particles could
hence vindicating Panspermia," Wickramasinghe said. He and astronomer
Fred Hoyle have, since the 1970s, argued that organic particles
sizes survive entry through the atmosphere. "However, there is still
tendency to interpret results like this as merely showing that organics,
rather than life, are being added to the Earth, but the trend is
moving towards panspermia," Wickramasinghe told SPACE.com.
MARS LIFE CAME TO EARTH 13,000 YEARS AGO
Only 13,000 years ago a meteorite from Mars plunged through the
atmosphere and crashed into Antarctica. The Journal Science indicates
meteorite the size of hard ball had living organisms that survived
The rock stayed cool enough to sustain life. Benjamin Weiss, a graduate
student at the California Institute of Technology states, "What's
about this study is that it shows the Martian meteorite made it
surface of Mars to the surface of Earth without ever getting hot
destroy bacteria, or even plant seeds or fungi." Thousands of tons
have traveled from Mars to Earth carrying living organisms. The
indicates life may have existed on Mars in the relatively recent
life forms on Earth may have begun on Mars. Tiny bacteria could
on board meteorites blasted off the surface of Mars and traveled
been proven the heat generated coming into our atmosphere was not
enough to kill the bacteria. The findings also suggest that life
exist on Mars.
Editors Note: The area of Cydonia where the Face on Mars exists
been an area not unlike the Pyramid area at Cairo. Not only is there
Mars Face, but a series of pyramids, a fortress, an ancient city
appears to be an ancient road or canal running through the area.
natural forces could have made the face, but not the total complex.
NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE
Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were
recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has noticed that when NASA is
UFOs they have tendency to first zoom in to observe the UFO better
they cut the feed to the outside world. Jeff spends hundreds of
watching the shuttle broadcasts from space. He is now an expert
missions and even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see
does. He has gained his experience from watching numerous shuttle
and using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference
space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. Using his experience you
learn the difference. One segment has 24 UFOs watching the shuttle
space. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince
jury that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth.
Send $25 to:
Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011
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