Filer's Files: MUFON Skywatch Investigations
-- #22 (June 4, 1999)
  by George A. Filer
MUFON Eastern Director

UFO reports decrease in US, but increase in Canada, Mexico and the UK.


GAINESVILLE On Friday, May 7, 1999, Cheryl Kirkland and her boyfriend were traveling west on NW 39th Avenue between Main and NW 6th Streets, Alachua County. Cheryl said, "I was in the passenger seat, while my boyfriend was driving when I noticed three objects in the distance on my side ahead at 8:15 PM. As we got closer, I realized that they were floating, not flying. I know they were not birds since I am a bird enthusiast and have experience in bird identification. They were three "balls" dark gray to black in appearance and were in a vertical triangular formation (not a triangular flight pattern horizontal and parallel to the ground). I thought that they were perhaps balloons but decided they were rather large to be balloons and did not think three balloons would float and remain in a triangular pattern. They were the size of a small automobile. Two of the balls moved up and down. I said, "What are those three balls in the sky -- slow down!" We drove at 30 mph and slower. They flew right by in a perfect spherical shape. My boyfriend slowed down and glanced over and saw the objects, but could not get a good look. I told him to pull over. He said he couldn't. I yelled, "Pull over." He argued, "There's no place to pull over!" He was able to drive slowly, while I kept my eye on the objects. Then they just vanished. My boyfriend said he did briefly see three objects and they were moving up and down. I called the police, but the officer I spoke with seemed skeptical. He told me to call the local TV station. I spoke to the local TV meteorologist, who said there were no weather balloons in this area. He suggested they may have been reflections from the sun. However, they were not shiny. They were dark balls and definitely solid objects. The UFO was sighted for 3 to-4 minutes at 1/4 mile. Thanks to Ben Field BUFOD:


KARNES CITY -- Michael Harvey writes that in the summer of 1971, I was working the night shift for Conoco Oil Company at an open pit uranium mine west of Karnes City. I was one of six people operating Caterpillar 657B earth movers. We were down to about 210 feet deep when this incident happened. It was about 11:10 PM, just after shift change. We were getting ready to crank our machines, when the 85 acre pit lit up as if it was daylight. The light was so bright that I had to squint because it hurt my eyes. I remember hearing a high pitched hissing noise and the hair on my arms stood on end. I was so scared! I fell to the ground and started praying. I remember trying to look up, but the light was so bright I could not. After about two minutes, the light started getting dimmer and I could finally look up at it. What I saw amazed me. The object was round and the bright light was coming from the center of the bottom of the UFO. Around the perimeter of the craft were hundreds of penlight size light beams that alternated in all colors of the spectrum. Now, I know they were laser beams. The UFO was rising up slowly at first and then went straight up out of sight in about 10 seconds. I was crying and shaking and so was everyone else. The other shift workers thought we were crazy when we told them what had happened. But, we got the last laugh. This is how we proved the sighting actually happened. There is a vein of uranium ore that runs from George, West Texas to almost Texarkana, Texas. When determining where to place a uranium mine, the following steps are accomplished: (1) A geologist with a Geiger counter flies over the area and finds the highest radiation reading. (2) Drilling trucks are sent out and core samples are drilled to determine the highest concentration of ore. These core samples are drilled in a grid pattern and every core sample is given a tracking number and logged in showing the concentration and amount of uranium present. (3) The open pit mine is then laid out according to these core samples. When this UFO incident happened, we were about two feet away from a layer of hard rock called the "tap rock" that lies directly on top of the uranium ore. The uranium ore varied in depth from 6 to 18 inches and had about the same brown color as low grade coal. Two days after this incident, the tap rock was removed to expose the uranium ore. We were astounded to find that the uranium ore was now a chalky white substance that had NO radioactivity at all! There was a 250 foot diameter circle of this chalky material in the center of the pit. Outside of the circle, the uranium ore was still as potent as before the incident. Core samples do not lie. This chalky material was uranium before this incident. Many a night I have thought about what happened and wondered why the UFO needed the uranium? Thanks to M. Harvey Sam Rayburn Lake, TX


PHOENIX -- Gary Graham was shooting photographs of strange contrails on May 7, 1999, at 10:00 AM. He was later interviewed by Linda Moulton Howe on the Art Bell show. Gary stated, "I've been kind of interested in the contrails and been taking pictures of them for the last several months. And so, I looked up into the sky and the sky was just full of contrails that morning, including an X. I've seen a lot of contrails up there, but not an X every single time." Snip. Linda asked, "WHAT DID YOU SEE?" Gary stated, "When I first looked at this, it looked almost like a round, metallic ball in the sky. I kind of focused in over the roof of my next door neighbor's house and just outside one of the clouds up there and fairly close to one of the contrails. There was this round, metallic, ball-looking thing. And then right next to that, fairly close to it, there was a dark spot on the film. I zoomed in on it and could still see what appeared to be kind of a round metallic object up there, but then the two dark spots -- or actually, the dark spot -- looked like two dark spots. It looked to me as if it could be a couple of military jets." Thanks to Gary Graham and Linda Moulton Howe. See photos on: Contrail Connection


Last week we reported on four major UFO sightings in the Surrey Corridor between May 21 and 23, 1999. Bill Oliver UFO*BC reports there have been numerous UFO sightings this year over British Columbia. The first sighting occurred in January when Richard was traveling east on Zero Avenue, when he saw a wedge-shaped aircraft stationary above the power lines. It was 'so low,' and displaying white flashing lights. Richard had two other sightings. MAPLE RIDGE: On April 20, 1999, a couple who saw at 9:15 PM a small pulsating light approaching at only 250 feet above the ground. When the light became stationary, all the lights in the town went out! About ten minutes later they saw a big white flash and a meteor-like streak heading in a northwestern direction, towards Pitt Lake. They heard a "rushing wind sound" and the city lights then came back on. BC Hydro confirmed that Maple Ridge had an eleven minute transmission feed loss into a substation at 9:15 PM. CRESCENT BEACH -- On 22-April, a couple saw a brilliant flash of light in the night sky replaced by a circular spinning red light. The object moved out of sight after a 30 second viewing. Five days later a man and a woman came upon several swirls of grass laid down and woven in an area of high grass, that may have been caused by the UFO. The pattern was about 15 feet in diameter and was very apparent in the otherwise normal grass area. RICHMOND -- George, Linda and their 11-year-old son were driving south across Oak Street Bridge May 1, 1999. Linda said, "What's that?" She pointed at a square, flat object "floating" about 1000 to 1500 feet above the ground. It had 8 "flood lights" on the front, white in color and steady in their illumination. At Shell Road, the object passed overhead at 10:00 PM displaying an underside view of "aluminum sheeting." This object made no discernible noise and no power source could be seen. The craft was seen for 15 to 20 seconds and appeared to be heading towards Steveston Highway instead of the Vancouver Airport. The estimated speed was 150 mph and although it lacked "depth," it appeared to be the size of a Boeing 737. George phoned the control tower, but was told they had nothing unusual on radar. This is the third sighting of very, very thin rectangular objects. SURREY On May 3, 1999, at 9:30 PM, Gilan (9) and his ten-year-old sister saw 30 blue lights surrounding a large blue ball, which they watched for 4 minutes. On May 7, 1999, a boy resting in his bed looked out the window 10:45 PM, saw a bright white shiny circle move south across the sky. The object was the size of a penny at arm's length.

WHITE ROCK -- Debbie was attending to her young son, in his bedroom on April 27, when a blast of blue light entered the room through the horizontal blinds at 4:30 AM. Looking onto the street from another window she was astonished to see a cluster of 8 to 12 rectangular lights beamed onto the road in front of her neighbor's driveway. The lights were stationary and covered an area about 8 by 8 feet. She could also sense a really deep hum. After viewing this for about ten seconds she was so shocked she returned to her son's room. As she did so, a blast of white light came from the back of her house in the Dogwood Park area. Looking into the park, she could see the white light of a UFO amongst the trees. On May 7, 1999, Johan was driving down Fir Street at 9:00 PM, when he saw a large yellow, and blue-gray patch of light traveling across the water in an easterly direction. He estimates the object was "300 meters in diameter"! The light appeared to be pulsating. He viewed it from his car for about 30 seconds. On May 8, a couple and their two children were driving southeast on Highway #99. Upon reaching 152nd Street at 9:30 PM they saw a large wedge-shaped craft approaching slowly, at a very low altitude. It had a bright white light in the center, a blue light on one side and a red light on the other side. A small conventional airplane flew diagonally across its path! The wedge-shaped craft veered south towards White Rock. Total viewing time was at least 4 minutes. On May 9, Kevin and a friend were also driving south on Highway #99 when they spotted a "stealth" aircraft stationary about 100 feet above the trees at 10:15 PM. The object displayed four headlights. Shortly afterwards they observed a "starburst" in the clear night sky, the color being orange to red. When the light display faded away, the craft began to move away slowly. At this point a red and blue flashing light appeared, one at each wing tip. The object had been above the highway 4 minutes. The airport said, their radar coverage is limited to 1,000 feet and above, and that they had nothing to report at this time. Fifteen minutes later, Aliza, Sasha and Jennifer were leaving McDonalds at 10:30 PM, when Sasha spotted a "HUGE" boomerang-shaped object slowly approaching at a very low level. They stopped the car and got out to gaze at it as it passed silently overhead. It had 6 to 8 broad beamed red, green and white "headlights" flashing on and off, but not sequentially. The lights like an "image" in the clear night sky. After 8 seconds, the object disappeared from view in an instant! All three young women were strongly affected by what they saw. On May 19, 1999, Laura and a friend saw a large white triangle come down vertically over White Rock at 11:44 PM. It was the "size of her fist held at arm's length. BURNABY - The next night, on May 10, Sid and Leon were on Burnaby Mountain when they spotted a "massive," long craft below the tops of the trees at 10:43 PM. It initially appeared stationary, but started moving slowly, with no discernible noise. The right side facing them had a yellow light, a long red light and a blue to green or gray light. They viewed it for 6 to 8 minutes. Twenty minutes later it returned, with the light configuration in reverse. VICTORIA, Two nights later on 12 May a married couple was at the gazebo a favorite UFO viewing spot at the University of Victoria. They were looking eastward across the Straits of Juan De Fuca, towards Vancouver, when they saw a bright light, the color of fire, indulge in high speed erratic motions around 9:00 PM. They watched it for about 8 minutes before it landed or disappeared into the ocean? The light was 1/2 the size of a dime held at arm's length. A few minutes later, another fiery object appeared in the same spot and "danced" around the sky in an identical manner. After eight minutes, this triangular shaped object also disappeared in a similar manner. Later, a third yellow to gold object appeared and repeated the antics of the two previous objects for about 8 minutes before disappearing. MUD BAY -- On May 14, 1999, a married couple was walking along Mud Bay at 8:15 PM, when they saw a 35 foot long 'black thing.' It had an upright 'tail fin' traveling through the water from marker to marker. It made no sound and left no wake! The man is convinced it was neither a sea lion nor a whale. At 8:30 PM they were on the road near "1000 Steps" at Crescent Beach when they saw on the road an orange spot of light about ten feet in diameter. RICHMOND On May 15, 1999, two people observed two red objects high in the sky at 9:15 PM. The objects were seen for a two or three minutes and displayed unusual flight patterns flying from right to left and then reversing. They did not maintain a consistent light as they blinked randomly without sequence for the total sighting time. Thanks to Louise A. Lowry and Bill Oliver UFO*BC


VANCOUVER -- On May 21, 1999, more unusual contrail or 'chemtrail' patterns were seen again. This was probably the "heaviest" day since mid-April. The first sighting was at 12:30 PM, was a single odd looking contrail to the east, which was "bent" at a fairly sharp almost 90 degree angle, looking like an "L" floating in the sky. By 2:30 PM, we noticed several contrails off in the west that noticeably expanded, and formed 'beads' along the bottom of it, like 'drips.' Over the next two hours the western half of the sky became filled with six contrails, that became very thick. Most were horizontal and parallel to each other, while another one crossed the sky at an odd looking angle. I noticed a large X type pattern composed of a large, very thick, translucent looking contrail and a narrower but still large contrail. At about 4:00, another, even bolder X was seen. I've noticed many of the larger contrails seem to appear out of nowhere. No planes are heard or seen. The contrails were at a lower altitude than the cumulous clouds at 6,000 to 12,000 feet and too low for normal contrail formation. On May 26, 1999, the "contrails" were seen en masse today. Since 11:30 AM, the activity was virtually nonstop. There were numerous contrails in all directions, including large Xs and "grid patterns" with four crossing each other overhead. Some of the contrails are *very* thick and wide, others are thinner. Some looked very low in altitude, others were higher up. I observed a low flying twin engine plane that repeatedly circled overhead. Using my binoculars I could see its landing gear was down, and it had a flashing light on its tail. It did not leave a noticeable contrail, since it was too low for any normal contrail formation. Later, I observed a vaporish "contrail" like pattern that began to develop as it cut through the sky. A second and third contrail developed and they all seemed to blend into one big one. The contrails slowly developed and thickened after repeated flybys of the aircraft, rather than simply being initially "sprayed out" in the usual noticeable manner. That area of the sky was then later filled with the big wide low level contrails. Thanks to Paul Anderson Director The Millennium Project Web:


PUEBLA On June 1, 1999, three UFOs were filmed by Mexican Television over the city of Puebla in broad daylight. Mexican television has shown at least three UFOs hanging over the city of Puebla southeast of the Mexican capital. Judging by the film shown by "Atsteka" television the UFOs were visible in the sky for around five minutes. The phenomenon had been watched on Monday morning by dozens of people. They said, the UFOs, were rather large, and were lined up in space eight kilometers wide. The UFOs had a silver color, a round shape and emanated a powerful light. One of them quickly disappeared, while the other two moved southwest, flying at a very high speed. Mexican Civil Aviation officials have not given any explanation of the incident yet. Channel 9 in Chile also carried the video report as part of its breaking news reports of UFO sightings over South America. Thanks to Guillermo Alarcon


SANTIAGO -- Guillermo Alarcon reports that on Saturday, May 19, 1999, Channel 7 showed a video of a UFO over the Chilean capital in broad daylight. The program was broadcast at 10:00 PM, on a breaking news report. There was also another UFO image filmed the night before. Thanks to: Guillermo Alarcon Editor's Note: The government of Chile is working with UFO investigators to investigate various UFO reports. They are taking a very open stance concerning the intruding UFOs. It would be refreshing if the US government would do likewise.


WESSENDEN RESERVOIR -- John Morris age 48 reports that he and a colleague had a sighting of a UFO on Friday, May 28, 1999, at 11:30 AM. John states: "I viewed a metallic craft, triangular in dimensions; approaching some forty feet in length, from tip to tip." Said craft was in view for some 45 seconds, flying at high speed and amazing versatility some six feet above the ground. It disappeared over the crest of a hill above rolling moorland. The nearest town is Huddersfield. The weather conditions were clear and dry with a calm wind. No sound was heard. The craft flew amazingly close to the ground following the rolling hills at about six feet. A video was made of the craft. There was no missing time experienced and permission is granted to publish this report. Thanks to Ben Field BUFOD: Editor's Note: We would like to get copy of these videos to place in the Air Victory Museum's, UFO exhibits.


Wes Clark writes, "The abductees we work with have had great success in stopping abductions by calling for help from Jesus. The book of Acts should be read because it has many parallels with the present day UFO abduction phenomena. We are not trying to tell anyone what they should believe, we are reporting -- what our cases have proved. I am reporting on what I have found in some not-so-ancient Greek writings. It's amazing how few things have changed in the enemy's tactics since the first century. In the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 19, Paul writes:

"A team of itinerant Jews who were traveling from town to town casting out demons planned to experiment by using the name of the Lord Jesus. The incantation they decided on was this: "I adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out! Seven Sons Of Sceva, a Jewish priest, were doing this. But when they tried it on a man possessed by a demon, the demon replied, "I know Jesus and I know Paul, but who are you?" And he leaped on two of them and beat them up, so that they fled out of his house naked and badly injured. The story of what happened spread quickly all through Ephesus, to Jews and Greeks alike; and a solemn fear descended on the city, and the name of the Lord Jesus was greatly honored. Many of the believers who had been practicing black magic confessed their deeds and brought their incantation books and charms and burned them at a public bonfire." Acts 19, verse 13 to 19.

Wes further states, "The implications of this record are tremendous! These seven brothers tried to do what many of their contemporaries were successfully doing -- casting out evil spirits, also known as "Space Pals" in the name of Jesus Christ! This is EXACTLY what today's former abductees have done! The reason these guys were not successful is because they used the name of Jesus like a magic word, like "abra cadabra." They weren't using the power of the name of Christ with any authority because at that point, they had no personal relationship with Jesus Christ, hence, no Sonship rights. (Reference Romans 8:16-17.) This evil spirit recognized that right away, hence his statement, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are YOU?" It recognized, of course, the power and authority of Jesus Christ, and also Paul, who as a joint-heir with Christ, used the name with authority. These seven brothers however did not have that authority. The evil spirit saw their bluff and called them on it, and as the story points out, they took quite a beating. This also by the way suggests that demonic entities can manifest physically as the wounds these guys received were obviously physical. The people of Ephesus were able to understand something that we today, cannot seem to grasp -- the power of Jesus Christ. There is absolutely no mystery about if it exists, what the source of it is, or what it all means. Not only does it suggest the reality of spiritual warfare. It also suggests it is not a game for spiritual lightweights and/or people who don't know what they're talking about. This is unlike all the ambiguous double talk shrouded in mystery that we get from many sources. If one must attack these findings, one must attack the cases. To do that, one must call them liars, and to do that, one must call every abductee who ever came forward with their story a liar. Thanks to Wesley M. Clark,

HEAVIEST HURRICANE SEASON EVER PREDICTED. Fourteen major hurricanes are predicted during the next 6 months by the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

UFO CONFERENCES: June 5 & 6, The 9th UFO/ET Congress at the Days Inn, Rt. 206 Bordentown, NJ. For more information call Pat Marcattilio at (609) 631-8955 or Tom Benson (609) 883-6921. Derrel Sims, implant investigator and Bob Durant on Roswell are two of the scheduled speakers. On July 2-4, 30th Annual MUFON 1999 International UFO Symposium at Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington Virginia. E-mail


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