|Filer's Files: MUFON Skywatch Investigations|
|-- #32 (Aug 11, 1999)|
|by George A. Filer
MUFON Eastern Director
Numerous reports of Flying Triangles are becoming common place. This infers
that either they belong to our government or possibly alien forces. The following
Flying Triangle reports may help provide significant evidence in our search for
Former Chief of Police Tom Sheets, the Georgia MUFON State Director writes that he has information regarding the 'booms' heard in West Georgia and Eastern Alabama on August 2, 1999. This event has been heavily covered in all of the Atlanta and Georgia news. John Thompson of La Grange, a founding Board Member for ISUR and former MUFON State Director, advised that Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) had assigned a team to investigate this event. GEMA has also located a witness that observed something coming down, with speculation about it being a 'shooting star.' GEMA has also stated that these circumstances indicate a security or safety threat, hence the investigative team. Three witnesses from Chambers County Alabama have come forward. At 9:58 PM on Monday, August 2, 1999, there was a loud boom heard throughout the area around Troup County and into Eastern Alabama. There was a concurrent interruption of satellite TV and some cable broadcasts, as well as some power disruptions. Dogs went wild, howling and seeking cover, then everything became completely quiet.
About a minute after the boom, the three witnesses went outside to look and listen and saw two huge 'V' shaped objects fly directly over their home. The craft were moving completely silent at about 30 mph at an estimated 250 to 300 feet altitude. They calculated the size of craft to be about 160 feet wide. They saw 7 or 8 very bright, very big, (like blue-white halogen) lights aligned along the surface. The observation was about 5 minutes in duration, or until 5 jet fighters arrived on the scene as if in pursuit. At that point, a witness stated that the two 'V' shaped craft split and went straight up, arching apart at an incredible speed. They left a bright streak as they departed. The streak estimated apparent size was about 3 feet long if held at arm's length. Local authorities have vouched for the reliability of the primary witness in this case. Furthermore, a spokesperson for the Troup County Georgia Sheriff's Department has stated that they received a report from another witness of seeing an unusual bright white light on nearby West Point Lake. This lake seems to be 'center point' for anomalous events in the Troup area. Thanks to John Thompson and Tom Sheets, ISUR Board http://www.isur.com.
Editor's Note: These Flying Triangles may represent an advanced antigravity propulsion system that affects electrical power and television transmission. Did they penetrate from space causing the sonic booms? Remember the F-117 Stealth fighter represents 20 year old technology and the Black Budget spends billions on dollars annually, more than is spent on health and education. We can speculate these craft were Senior Citizen (Program Element 041316F) a tactical lift aircraft. A vertical lift aircraft could operate from Eglin Air Force Base and use low level training routes over Heard County to train for troop insertion and covert activity. The craft deliberately operate at low altitude in order to avoid radar detection. The possible intercept by jet aircraft infers that an exercise was taking place or the jets were actually chasing alien UFOs away.
WORCHESTER – On August 3, 1999, Brian Hennessy writes, "I saw several objects in the night sky that were cigar shaped, silver and with a metallic like substance to them." Over the past few weeks, I observed about seven of these objects in the evening sky from 7:00 to 8:45 PM. They always appear in the east and head towards the north. They are about 30 to 50 feet in length. I'm attempting to use my camcorder and film them. Thanks to Brian Hennessy email@example.com
SEWELL -- I have believed in UFO's for some time, but have never seen one. On Saturday, July 17th, 1999, I think I may have seen one. It was about 10:00 PM, and clear night. I was throwing something into the trash out at the curb, when I turned and saw something that looked like an airplane, but the lights were formatted backwards. There were three white lights, two in the front, leading it, and one in the back as it flew from west to east. There was also a steady red light in the center, which was not blinking, but glowing faintly. There was a low humming sound. It was a common triangle shaped UFO. Thanks to: Chris Augustin, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave Ledger email@example.com
KYW Channel 3, Eye Witness News in Philadelphia announced the landing of a UFO in New Jersey. It turned out to be a two small meteorites that fit nicely in your hand.
GERMANTOWN -- Dave age 19, an Assistant Laboratory Technician writes that on August 5, 1999, "My girlfriend, my uncle and I spotted an extremely bright light. It gyrated and moved at infrequent intervals, mostly left and right, but occasionally up and down dramatically between 12:45 to 3:00 AM. The object seemed to alter its shape and tip from a flat position (longitudinally) to its side (latitudinally). The object also altered its output of light at infrequent intervals. It was difficult to keep within the sights of our binoculars. The weather was clear and calm. The UFO was sighted for three hours and 45 minutes. I heard a slight odd high pitched sound that sounded as if something was rotating extremely quickly. I heard this once when the light came closer around 2:00 and stayed until 3:00 AM. The UFO hovered, maneuvered erratically around the sky. The height the UFO was about the altitude of other planes. There was no loss of time. Thanks to Ben Field and BUFOD.
FORT MEYERS – On July 31, 1999, at 11:30 PM a young man and his friend went out by the pool and noticed 3 blinking lights very low on the horizon in a symmetrical line. The objects changed color from white to red to orange and back to white. After getting binoculars they saw the lights stop blinking and then start again. Sometimes two lights would blink in unison and then stop. The observers saw the bottom light come up to the middle one and stay by it. At one point they saw a fourth light come up quickly from below and disappear back down again. After midnight at 12:25 the three lights formed a triangle, sometimes blinking in unison with a fourth and fifth light coming from the east. It seemed to move east slightly, just above the trees.
DEERFIELD BEACH - On July 20, 1999, at 8:10 P.M. a woman driving home from work saw a "large silver rod-shaped craft" at Military Trail and S.W. 10th Street. Thanks to Mary Margaret Zimmer firstname.lastname@example.org Miami MUFON
COSHOCTON - Jenny Herritt reports, "I just got back from Ohio where I was investigating some strange occurrences. Hawk and Karen who live on the infamous Township Road 6, where there are frequent strange sightings saw a triangle shaped UFO last April. The craft hovered and slowly moved around the area for 15 to 20 minutes. Then it seemed to descend below the tree line. The UFO was dark in color and had rapidly flashing bright lights. The sighting lasted about five minutes. Angular elevation was 45 degrees and object was seen to the west. The region is fairly remote and heavily forested. Witness did not attempt to follow the UFO to the apparent landing site. Due to the heavy cover they were not able to determine location of where the UFO descended of if it did land. The UFO sighting was followed by sightings of a large animal described as resembling a large bear walking upright. Numerous huge tracks and reported sightings of this creature have been observed. Thanks to Jenny Herritt at LJenSilver, Hawk & Karen.
WICHITA FALLS – A witness who wishes to keep his name confidential writes that on August 6, 1999, at 11:30 PM near or at Sheppard Air Force Base a light shaped like a snake shot from the ground up. The snake was white in color, not real bright but bright enough to see. It rose to a few hundred feet, then vanished. This was not fireworks or lightning or for that matter anything I've ever seen! I was traveling south on the freeway. I was not yet in city lights. It appeared in my opinion to be some sort of man made laser, but lasers travel in a straight line. It wasn't as bright as a laser would appear on this dark road. It looked like a weapons test of some sort. Thanks to: Fallberg@webtv.net.
Editors Note: The 82nd Training wing conducts courses in munitions, communications and electronics at Sheppard AFB. Some sort of training exercise may have been conducted as the witness drove by the base.
OAKVILLE -- Sunny Barclift writes, "I appeared on the 'Unsolved Mysteries' program in 1997 regarding the gelatinous goo that fell over my mother's farm and surrounding area. Around 8:00 PM, on the third day following the first fallout I witnessed a very large dark charcoal gray triangular craft "floating" over our neighbors house. I say floating because it appeared to be flying slower than the stall speed of a conventional aircraft. It made absolutely no sound. The most anomalous feature of the craft was that it glowed all around the periphery a yellowish, green neon-like glow. There were contoured areas present and small rectangular "windows" from which emanated a soft diffused yellow light. The undercarriage appeared as though it had been molded. This sighting occurred on August 10, 1994. The craft was approximately 80 ft by 100 ft. It was at an altitude of about 500 feet. It traveled in the direction of it's point due east and parallel to State Route 12 west. Thanks to Peter A. Gersten CAUS and Sunny Barclift (email@example.com)
UNITED KINGDOM CROP CIRCLES
Cliff Capers reports that Joyce Murphy from 'Beyond Boundaries' is currently in the Wiltshire, England investigating crop circles. The expedition is led by Ruben Uriarte, director of Northern California MUFON. Their helicopter flew over ten recent formations on August 4, 1999. Joyce says, "We went into the East Kennet Long Barrow formation which was discovered yesterday morning, our overflight being among the very first to observe this new formation." 'West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain, constructed in 3700 BC, and in continual use for well over 1000 years." The area is very close to the oldest mound in Europe, called Silbury Hill, that has overlooked many fantastic formations in the past. The next formation visited at ground level was Devil's Den which appeared the 3rd week of July near another ancient site of standing stones. A very positive article appeared this morning in the Gazette and Herald telling the story of Jane Ross's vision of a soon to happen formation, which occurred a couple of days later - The Circle of Life as she named it. Thanks to: Joyce Murphy and Cliff Capers ccapers@swbell. http://www.beyondboundaries.org
EDINBURGH - On July 27, 1999, the witness reports seeing a strange fast moving bright white, blue and green light at 1:00 AM. The light was in the west at an elevation of 45 degrees moving left to right and then right to left. The duration of the sighting was one minute. Dave Ledger UFOSCOT@cableinet.co.uk
RUSSEL ISLAND -- Barbara Griffin said: "I was fishing with my daughter-in-law Margie on the boat jetty at 7:30 PM when I noticed these very bright "brilliant" red balls of lights coming towards us from Redland Bay. I know planes and this was not normal it was a triangle with 7 brilliant red pulsating lights. This object moved very slowly "nothing like a plane" so slow and there was no sound. Margie saw it and stated, "My god Barb, it's huge no! no! Babs it couldn't be? could it? is it a bloody UFO?" Lets get out of here!" I just sat there watching it while Margie started running around collecting the fishing gear. "I then shouted its okay its gone, Mags where did it go? "Babs that's really weird where did it go something that big can't just vanish? We took our fishing tackle and went home with a real fishing tail to tell.
ALICE SPRINGS, OUTBACK -- Desmond Nelson aged 64 years states, " I was camping and I was doing some star gazing at around 5.00 AM when I observed a dark oval shaped shadow in the sky. It was the size of a truck. What brought my attention to it was it blocked out the stars and when it moved away you could see the stars again. The object had no sound it moved at a medium speed it was 60 degrees to the horizon. There was also a brighter star like object flashing on and off and moving around in a limited area in the sky, then both objects just vanished. Thanks to Diane Harrison Co. Director AUFORN Australian Skywatch firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW JERSEY ABDUCTIONS WITH DERREL SIMS COMMENTS
Vincent Creevy writes that, "On June 11, 1998, a man I will call 'Rick' contacted me. He knew that I have researched the abduction phenomenon for many years, and we have been friends for over six years. He described strange red-brown stains he and his wife "Pat" discovered on their hands when awakening two days prior. Rick has experienced unusual phenomena related to UFOs. Pat has been a witness to some of these experiences, and has observed a UFO at close range. DERREL SIMS COMMENTS ARE IN CAPITAL LETTERS, "CLOSENESS OFTEN INDICATES CONTACT OF SOME KIND."
Vince, "I have no reason to doubt their veracity. These are basically stable people. The stains were difficult to wash off, and had no odor. The stains remained on their hands until June 12."
SIMS, "IN CASES I HAVE INVESTIGATED, THE STAIN MATERIAL IS USUALLY ABDOMINAL TO PELVIC IN ITS LOCATION. IS IT POSSIBLE THEY "TOUCHED THE AFFECTED AREAS WHILE WET?"
Vince, In trying to explain the appearance of the stains, Pat said they reminded him of staining caused by spilled iodine.
"THIS MAY BE AN ASTUTE OBSERVATION. IN THE CASES I HAVE WORKED ON, THE MATERIAL SEEMS TO BE A SORT OF "BETADINE SOLUTION" LIKE WE USE IN OUR SURGICAL REMOVALS OF ALLEGED IMPLANTS. IF THIS IS CORRECT IT MAY DESCRIBE A SURGICAL SETTING IN WHICH ONE OR MORE OF THESE FOLKS MAY HAVE BEEN IN."
Vince, "The same day he called, at my request both individuals scraped samples of the stained skin off their hands, transferred the samples to waxed paper, and placed that in the refrigerator."
SIMS, "IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN GOOD TO PLACE ONE DRY, ONE IN FORMALIN, AND ONE IN WATER. THE CELLS BENEATH THE "COLORATION" MIGHT NEED TO BE REVIEWED AS WELL."
Vince, "Three days later I transferred the scrapings to white paper in order to enhance the visibility of the samples and to prevent contamination from the wax. Although the amount of scrapings was small, they were distinctly dark in color. Subsequently, with the help of Linda Howe, I was able to enlist the services of a scientist at a midwest university. He agreed to run tests on the skin samples to determine the chemical composition of the staining substance."
SIMS, "THIS IS WISE, BY MY THINKING. KNOWING WHAT I DO (NOW) I WOULD HAVE ALSO SENT THIS TO (US) OR A MEDICAL LAB THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO PURSUE THIS IN ANOTHER VIEW. SEPARATE SAMPLES WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT AS WELL.
Vince, "On June 14, I forwarded the following items to the scientist. The skin scrapings from Rick and Pat taken on June 11; Rick's written account of the events of the night of June 8, 1998, which is essentially a UFO Abduction experience. Color photocopies of two Polaroid photos taken of Rick's hands on the morning of June 9. There was a recurrence of the hand staining on the night of June 29. However, this time the stains only occurred on Rick's hands. Very clear photographs were taken. An additional skin scraping was taken from the affected areas of Rick's hands the next morning. A portion of this skin sample was sent to the scientist on July 9. I have retained the remaining portion. On September 18 the results of the testing were sent to me. The scientist stated that he found it difficult to draw any firm conclusion from his examination of the June 6 samples. However, the June 30 sample yielded a peak of 6.997 on the TIC scale. I was told this indicated an "unknown" substance. That is, the staining substance is not in the vast catalog of known compounds against which the anomalous substances were matched. What does this mean? It proves nothing, except that the staining substance is very rare, so rare that it does not exist in the matching catalog at the university's laboratory. But this is probably enough to rule out simple fraud or mistake. Both explanations would necessarily involve a fairly commonly available compound, thus one easily identifiable by the laboratory. On the other hand, we seem to have ruled out prosaic explanations for the stains. This makes us take a bit more seriously the possibility that the stains occurred in connection with the "abduction" events. The significance of the stains, and their exact chemical composition, become extremely interesting and serious puzzles. Since these tests were done, Rick has once again awakened with stained hands. No scrapings were taken. Needless to say, Rick and Pat are frustrated."
SIMS, "IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO FILL OUT SOME QUESTIONNAIRES FOR US, THEY MAY DO SO. THIS MIGHT HELP EXPLORE OTHER POSSIBILITIES."
Vince, "They have gone to extreme lengths to discover what their experiences may represent for the world of science. And they have been very patient in their efforts. I am seeking recommendations for further research or additional testing. All photographs and laboratory data will be furnished to persons who have serious research proposals.
SIMS, "IF VINCE WOULD BE INTERESTED WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT OUR TEAM CAN COME UP WITH. TWO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS. #1 HAVE EITHER OF THESE PERSONS, FOUND ANY OF THESE STAINS ON THEIR UNDERWEAR OR ON ANY OTHER PLACE? #2 HAVE EITHER OF THESE PEOPLE BEEN CHECKED OUT WITH A BLACK LIGHT OR IR. VIEWING? IF IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW TO PERFORM THIS SIMPLE CHECK, PLEASE INQUIRE. I DISCOVERED THIS IN THE EARLY 90'S CONCERNING ALLEGED ABDUCTEES AND THEIR EXPERIENCES. QUERY; AT SOME POINT WHEN ALL TESTING, EVALUATIONS, ETC, ARE FINALIZED, MEMORY RETRIEVAL TECHNIQUES ON CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS LEVELS MIGHT BE USEFUL TO SEE IF THE MEMORY OF "HOW" THE MATERIALS GOT THERE, ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE PHYSICAL FINDINGS. IF THIS IS DONE CORRECTLY SOME REAL EVIDENCE MIGHT SURFACE AND GIVE CLEAR INDICATIONS OF "MEMORY" VS. RECALL. GEORGE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP VINCE OR ADVISE YOU ON ANY OF YOUR OTHER CASES. HAPPY TO COMMENT.
Thanks to Vince Creevy, Derrel Sims, Linda Howe, and Bob Durant.
ROBERT SARBACHER LETTER AT AUCTION: The Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher letter to William S. Steinman, dated Nov. 29, 1983, is now on the auction block at e Bay under item # 141895776. It is listed under Books: Non-Fiction: Paranormal. This is the letter in which scientist Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher, president of the Washington Institute of Technology, admitted in writing, for the first and only time, that the U.S. Government had Crashed & Recovered UFO's and bodies in captivity at Wright Field. This letter is a major piece of UFO Evidence. It goes to the highest bidder that closes on Aug.14. Thanks to: William S. Steinman email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Todd and Michael Lamond on their marriage at St Patrick's Church in Glen Cove, NY. I hope they are enjoying their honeymoon at Lake Como and Florence, Italy. It was a wonderful wedding and reception.
JOE STEFULA -- Our prayers are with fine Investigator and Researcher Joe Stefula who just had an operation at Debora Heart Hospital in NJ. He is in stable condition with a good prognosis according to the Director of Public Relations, Kim Almon.
CIRAEP'S 3rd Philadelphia Phenomena Conference will take place on August 20-22, 1999, at the Elkins Park Hospital 60 E. Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA. Speakers include Steve Bassett the world's only UFO lobbyist, and Nancy Talbot who discusses what the crop circles are telling us.
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