Filer's Files # 12 2001
RUSSIA IN SPACE: We can certainly argue who has had supremacy in space
since Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin became the first man in orbit, but with
the downfall of the Mir Space Station scheduled for March 22, 2001,
few will argue that the US is now supreme. The Russian space station
will be de-orbited during its four final orbits around the planet that
will take about six hours. The Progress cargo ship docked with the MIR
will fire its maneuvering thrusters for the first time around 0100 GMT
(8:00 p.m. EST on 21st). A second firing of the Progress engines, one
orbit later, will leave the Mir in an elliptical path. The Mir's third
and last maneuver will start around 0700 GMT (2 a.m. EST) with the firing
of the Progress thrusters and its main engine joining in later in the
burn. The reentry and disintegration of the station will take place
in the next thirty minutes over the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand will
have the best view. The Mir's speed is expected to fall from 17,000
miles (27,000 km) an hour to
STS 102 -- Meanwhile, three fresh astronauts were sent to replace the weary crew of the International Space Station aboard the Shuttle Discovery STS 102. During the launch on March 8, several strange flashes and unidentified anomalous objects were seen in the distance from the Space Shuttle. These are being investigated further. With anomalous activity occurring around the shuttle very little download of normal video was observed. Two days later during the shuttle's docking with the station, little was shown in the slide like presentation as Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachev and American astronauts Jim Voss and Susan Helms moved into the station for a four-month stay," NASA knows the anomalous objects tend to move in closer during docking operations. "Besides a new station crew, four other astronauts, and 10,000 pounds of supplies were carried. Susan Helms is the first woman to live aboard the International Space Station.
SENATOR GLENN ON "FRASIER TV SHOW" CONTROVERSY
people wrote saying that what Senator John Glenn' statements
Lets assume that Senator John Glenn during the Frasier show made prejudiced statements against a particular race or religion, there is no doubt he would be held accountable, sitcom or not. I personally feel his remarks on a national TV show were designed to tell us what he saw in space, but to give him reasonable deniability if pressed. It is interesting that many of his fellow astronauts have made similar statements. Astronaut Dr. Brian O'Leary, told me, "We have contact with alien cultures." James McDivet often claims he saw an unidentified object in space, and even took photos of a beer can like device and the famous "tadpole". I have never talked to an astronaut or seen a quote from one that claims its all nonsense. Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, 1971 said, "We all know UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where are they from." Just before my televised talk with him, he said something like, "Listen to Major George Filer and these other speakers they're telling the truth."
GORDON COOPER'S MESSAGE TO THE UNITED NATIONS.
Gordon L. Cooper, one of America's original seven Mercury
NEW YORK STRANGE OBJECT WITH LIGHTED WINDOWS
-- On Sunday, March 3, 2001, an object was seen in the southwestern
sky at 7:30 PM. At first, it looked like a very large and bright light.
It was several times brighter than any planet. The witness stated, "I'm
an amateur astronomer and know how to identify planets. When I viewed
this object through my 10 x 50 binoculars it seemed to have several
lighted windows and beams of light coming from it, like a cross formation.
I have never seen anything like this before." Thanks to [email protected]:
NEW YORK UFO CRASH NEAR NIAGARA FALLS?
A former professor at Temple University revealed the following story
regarding UFOs that are frequently sighted above Lake Ontario. On or
about April 15, 1992, a large disc shaped craft was observed coming
out of the lake around 7:00 AM and flying erratically south towards
Lockport, NY. The object appeared to wobble and moved lower appearing
to be in trouble. Observers claim it appeared to search for a landing
spot, continued to lose altitude and crashed on Campbell Boulevard (Route
270) four miles west of Lockport and ten miles north of Buffalo. The
crash was similar to that seen in the movie "MIB". When the
UFO crashed it managed to avoid hitting the cars traveling the road.
However, the drivers of the cars stopped to examine the UFO and most
waited until the police arrived. The UFO was 100 feet in diameter and
25 feet high. Military, fire and police quickly arrived and cleaned
up the crash site and cautioned those there not to talk about the incident.
Some how the authorities were able to keep the crash quiet and only
family members of those who observed the crash site have been told.
We are looking for further information on this alleged crash. We would
like to hear from anyone having additional information at [email protected]
MILWAUKEE -- On March 7, 2001, a citizen reported to ISUR an occurrence that involved his whole family. He stated that they were at home about 11:30 PM on Tuesday March 6, 2001, when he heard what sounded like a jet engine. He considered this unusual, but went down to his basement office. His family remained upstairs, then indicated to him the roar was continuing and had become deafening. His wife complained that it was so loud, as if directly overhead, that she was experiencing ear discomfort. Meanwhile the witness' 15 year old daughter was getting ready to turn in, when in response to the noise, she looked out of her window and observed a ball of light about the size of the moon. As it zoomed across the sky at what appeared to be about twice treetop level. She indicated that the brilliance was about that of a star, and that as it moved away, the noise stopped almost immediately. The witness then phoned the Mitchell International Airport and was advised that no aircraft were in his area. This event occurred in a suburban neighborhood where the witness polled his neighbors about what they might have heard or observed. Several told him that they thought it might be an earthquake due to their houses shaking during the roar. Another went out to investigate, but saw nothing even though the noise was deafening. The case has been referred to MUFON of Wisconsin for investigation. This witness is searching for additional neighborhood witnesses. Thanks to Tom Sheets, ISUR Board, State Director MUFONGA
TEXAS UFO OVER PRESIDENT BUSH'S TEXAS WHITE HOUSE?
COVINGTON -- While working Sunday, February 25, 2001, with my computer upstairs, I had an unobstructed view to the S.W. through two large windows at 5:45 PM when I happened to notice an unusual contrail arcing toward the North from the direction of Waco. As a former commercial pilot, with instrument and multiengine ratings, I noticed that this particular contrail had a base, which appeared over the apparent SW horizon, and the angle was so steep (probable 60 degrees) that it immediately caught my attention. I went to the window for further investigation (thinking, perhaps this is an airliner in distress--when much to my amazement, this object did an abrupt vertical ascent from a fixed point. That's right, no pull up with a normal curve at contrail bottom. I'm talking about a change of direction, speed and ascent almost instantaneously to the vertical-90 degrees ascent and it accelerated as it went forward. Since the sun was setting in the clear Western sky and this contrail and object was clearly visible, especially since it was reflecting in varying intensities as it passed through our upper atmosphere. I caught a very good reflection of the object with binoculars. It had no wings and was egg shaped, (not tubular like a missile). It was metallic silver with reflectivity of brightly polished chrome. It was at 25-30 thousand feet range when I first saw it. As it accelerated upward, the contrail was not continuous, but rather periodic as if it were passing through different temperatures. I watched it till it disappeared from the sky still in a vertical ascent. Good God; I thought this might have been a missile launch the way this craft behaved. The only major military base is Fort Hood, located a 100 miles south. President Bush's Texas compound is 60 miles south. My parents saw a portion of the contrail that went vertical and they were amazed as to the phenomena. Hope this wasn't Saddam's avowed first attempt at retribution. If it was however, our missile defense worked, because I'm still here to report this sighting. There was no sound involved in this incident. From now on, I will replace the binoculars with a video camera. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com who spoke with this witness and found him to be credible. Editor's Note: Perhaps it was "the angel rides in a whirlwind and directs this storm," that President Bush twice discussed in his inaugural address.
"PSEUDO CRYSTALS" FOUND IN ABDUCTEE HOUSE DUST
M. J. Ruben writes: "One year ago, Dr. William Levengood of Pinelandia Biophysics Laboratory announced his exciting discovery of unidentified microscopic particles which were found in house dust of abductees." This research has steadily continued and new types of particles or "pseudo crystals" have been discovered. More unusual "pseudo crystals" have been found in household dust of individuals claiming alien abduction. The research continues through the work of biophysicist Dr. William C. Levengood of Michigan. The "glassy particles" were first discovered in 1997, when an experiencer (abductee) recalled her nighttime encounter with aliens and a beam of light that shined on the floor next to her bed. The woman was awakened by the beam of light. She thrust her arm into the sparkling beam of white light and watched it shimmer on her arm. In the morning, she contacted Dr. Levengood and told him what happened. He went to her home and collected dust samples from the whitish dust residue on her furniture where she had reported seeing the sparkling beam of light during the night. This dust contained unexplainable "glassy particles" and "pseudo crystals" which were unidentifiable. This discovery led Dr. Levengood to search for other clues in household dust. Our readers may be interested in seeing the latest photographic evidence of new "pseudo crystals." There are five pages of photos at the Alien Abduction Experience and Research web site [http://www.abduct.com/aaer2/r10.htm]." Thanks to Marilyn Ruben and Dr. Levengood.
CANADIAN UFO SIGHTINGS HIGH LAST YEAR
UFO sightings are high this year, but no alien abductions were reported. British Columbia and the Yukon recorded unusually high sightings of UFOs in 2000, a year that kept researchers with Canada's main UFO study group busy with the third highest number of incidents in the 11-year history of its annual report. According to Chris Rutkowski, research co-coordinator for Ufology Research of Manitoba, or UFOROM, British Columbians reported 102 UFO sightings, while Yukon residents claimed to have seen 26, numbers that he said are disproportionate in relation to their respective populations. "I suppose people can come up with their own explanations about B.C.," said Mr. Rutkowski, a recreational Ufologist and self-proclaimed "open-minded skeptic" with a degree in astronomy. "As far as the Yukon goes, it's very odd. The number of sightings is usually high relative to the population density." Ontario, with Canada's largest population of more than 11 million people, should record the highest number of reports. However, at 53 sightings, Ontario ranked second behind B.C., with its population of just over four million. The Yukon's 26 sightings placed the territory third in Canada, despite its population of 30,600 residents. Mr. Rutkowski said the popularity of provincial groups like UFO BC, which has its own hotline and Web site and whose members are monthly guests on a radio talk show, helps explain the propensity of UFO reports in that province. UFO investigators in the Yukon, meanwhile, suspect the jump in sightings and the number of cases involving triangular-shaped flying objects may suggest the testing of secret military aircraft in the area, said Mr. Rutkowski.
compiles its data from reports filed to the research group by
MEXICO REPTOID SIGHTED IN BAJA CALIFORNIA
ROSARITO -- An alien was sighted on the beach in, in Mexico's state of Baja California on Wednesday, February 29, 2001 by two Mexican policemen. According to Urak Pavlov, director of UTRENE, a UFO research group based in Tijuana, B.V., Mexico, The two policemen were on patrol near the thermoelectric plant in Rosarito" when "they saw what appeared to be a reptilian creature walking on the beach with a black suit on and with glaring red eyes. The creature was seen at 3:17 a.m. At first they were too scared to talk to anyone about the incident and preferred not to speak of it." The Reptoid sighting is only one of many UFO incidents that have taken place in Baja California recently, Pavlov said. "There has been "a wave of sightings in Baja California, especially in the mountains and along the coast." On Monday, March 5, 2001, Pavlov reported, ""There were 50 sheep mutilated on ranches near Tocate, B.C. All of the sheep were left without any blood" On Wednesday, February 28, 2001, "in the evening, my wife and I closed the office, and she said, 'Look! What is that!?' I said, 'Let me get the video camera.' So I did," he recalled. "This big luminescent object reflected all the colors of the spectrum--yellow, red, blue, white, etc. and stopped at one place in the sky in Tijuana." Thanks to Scott Corrales, Urak Pavlov para las noticias de Baja and UFO ROUNDUP Volume 6, # 11, March 15, 2001 Editor: Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/
RUSSIA UFOs HOVER OVER AIRPORT AGAIN
-- Anatoli reports that on March 6,7 and 9, 2001, a UFO was observed
above the city around 2200 hours (10:00 PM) in Southern Siberia. It
hovered above Vlasikha,the southeast part of Barnaul. The object had
the form of a sphere. In the first evening the sphere did not change
in any way, in the following two nights it "danced" in the
sky. It would increase and decrease in size, "blow up" similarly
to salute, joined again and changed. The colors, moved sharply. One
inhabitant of Vlasikha videotaped more than 1.5 of hours of the object
on three evenings. See newspaper "Free Rate" (Svobodniy Kurs).
On January 27, 2001, UFOs were observed above Barnaul, and the pilots
of two IL-76 four-engine jet aircraft refused to take off with the UFO
hovering over the airport. Other flights were diverted to other airports
for the ninety minutes according to Ivan Komarov the local aviation
company director. Thanks to Anatolij [email protected] UTRO.RU
NATIONAL SECURITY SKEWED UFO NEWS COVERAGE
-- Some of the nation's best-known news organizations have quietly cooperated
with U.S. government authorities to deceive the public about unidentified
flying objects UFOs, according to a new book by Terry Hansen a Seattle
journalist. According to Hansen, "They did this mainly by suppressing
their own coverage and distributing government propaganda under the
guise of factual reporting." In "The Missing Times" news
media complicity in the UFO conspiracy, author Hansen explains how the
same deception techniques used during wars and other national-security
crises have been used to manage public perceptions about UFOs. Beginning
in the 1940s, UFOs raised a variety of urgent national-security concerns
among government policymakers who responded by deploying an array of
standard censorship and propaganda methods, sometimes with the help
of cooperative news organizations. Although the CIA has acknowledged
it planned a covert mass-media program of "training and debunking"
designed to discourage public interest in the UFO phenomenon, the Agency
has not told the full story, Hansen reports. Documentation now confirms
that the CIA orchestrated production of a 1966, CBS TV program about
UFOs, narrated by famed newsman Walter Cronkite. The program filled
with false and misleading information, was broadcast as part of the
"CBS Reports" documentary series during a period of especially
intense UFO activity across the nation. A range of evidence suggests
that other elite news organizations known to have had close ties to
the CIA also played key roles in the deception program. Hansen said.
"My book argues that these assignments were related to UFOs, as
well. Despite official denials, UFOs have long been one of the most
pressing national-security issues facing the U.S. government."
NEW JERSEY GREAT UFO CONGRESS 2001
BORDENTOWN -- March 31 and April 1 at the Days Inn on Route 206 at the NJ Turnpike Exit #7. Jan Aldrich, Don and Viki Ecker, Dolores Cannon, Richard Cassaro, Bob Durant, and Nancy Talbot have been invited to speak. Call Pat Marcatillio for reservations at 609 631-8955
CIRAEP CONFERENCE WITH DR. JONATHAN REED
Reed will be present a briefing at the Club Hotel by
NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE
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