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UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 2, Number 3

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                 UFO ROUNDUP

Volume 2, Number 3
January 19, 1997
Editor: Joseph Trainor


     People in Westbrook, Connecticut were amazed
Wednesday morning, January 15, 1997 when they heard
that a single-engine plane dive toward the waters of Long
Island Sound...and then vanish.
     According to the newspaper The Day, "the Coast
Guard, state Department of Environmental Protection,
two rescue helicopters, fire departments from Westbrook,
Old Saybrook, Madison and Clinton, and some marine
patrols and private boats searched 100 square miles
after a man reported he had seen a plane dive into the
     "Daniel Bowes of Meetinghouse Lane was having a
cup of coffee at about 7:30 a.m. at West Beach on
Salt Island Road when he saw a plane flying low over the
water, according to Ralph Buck, a captain of the
Westbrook Fire Department."
     "He told authorities it looked as if the plane took a
nose dive, though he didn't see a splash, Buck said."
     "'He couldn't tell me what it was,' said Matt Brown,
who took Bowes' call at the Valley Shore dispatch
center.  'But it was definitely larger than a bird.'"
     "No airport in the area reported any planes missing,
according to state police Lt. Cliff M'Sadoques."
      At 4 p.m., the Coast Guard called off the search.
No trace of any aircraft was found.  (See The Day of
New London, Connecticut for January 16, 1997)
(Editor's Comment: Westbrook, population 1,509, is
on the north shore of Long Island Sound, about 35
miles northeast of Moriches Bay, the site of the crash
of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996.)


     On Saturday, January 11, 1997, Randolph B.
Warneke, director of global operations of UFOIA,
conducted a field survey of what has to be the
strangest "crop circle" ever found.
     Pete and Nancy Culpepper are a retired couple
living in the small town of Hemitt, California.  At
8 a.m. the mornning of December 16, 1996, Pete
went out on the cement patio at the rear of his
home and "found a ten-foot-(3 meter)wide circle."
     "The circle was drawn with some kind of black
substance.  Almost like a magic marker or something
like that.  The circle was perfectly round.  Almost at
the center of the circle (but a little bit off-center) was
a spot about five inches (12.5 centimeters) that
looked like something or someone had taken acid and
burned the top layer of the cement off.  The gate that
leads to the backyard had a lock on it so heavy
equipment could not have entered."
     The Culpeppers' street is a quiet neighborhood of
retirees like the couple.  Their cement patio measures
is 14 feet (4 meters) wide and 20 feet (6 meters) long.
Warneke photographed and videotaped the circle but
did not take samples of the substance because this
process would have significantly damaged the patio.
     Hemitt is located 20 miles southeast of
Riverside, California.  (Many thanks to Steve Wilson
and UFOIA for this story.)


     Monday night, January 13, 1997, Susan Reardon and
her husband were in their backyard in the small town of
Fortuna, California (population 7,591), which is 265 miles
(424 kilometers) north of San Francisco.  All at once,
they saw something strange in the sky.
     "A bright object similar to an airplane traveling
suddenly stopped and hovered silently," Susan reported.
"It only moved a small amount back and forth in the place
it stopped.  Where it had been flashing and moving like
an airplane, it was now like a VERY bright star.  If you
didn't see it moving across the sky, you would've thought
it was just another star.  It stayed that way all the time we
watched it.  Anyone else see this?"  (Email Interview)


     On Thursday, January 9, 1997, Dan Prewitt was driving
on Interstate Highway 75 in Plano, Texas (population
73,000) just north of Dallas when he spied a UFO.
     "I was driving and casually looked up to the sky,"
Prewitt recalled.  "To my surprise...and delight...I saw a
disc-shaped object hovering roughly a thousand feet
(330 meters) in the sky" near the horizon.  For a moment,
a shelterbelt grove of trees impeded his view.  "When the
trees got out of the way, it was gone," he added.  "It was
a disc-shaped object that was partially reflecting the sun.
It was high enough that, if it wasn't a UFO, I would have
seen it flying away or something."  (Email Interview)


     On Sunday afternoon, January 12, 1997, Arizona
ufologists Tom King and Mike DeVarennes spotted and
videotaped a strange black UFO as it flew over the
Chris-Town Shopping Center and Camelback Road in
     According to King, the UFO "was hovering at a very
low altitude" and appeared to stay in the valley west of
Squaw Peak, Mummy Mountain and Camelback
     "The video shows a black (hockey) puck-style object
hovering, with the camera loaded down on a tripod and
trees seen on both sides.  The most interesting thing
about it was the rapid starts and stops the object
makes.  It does a quick series of 180-degree turns and
looks like it's on water (floating)."
     King adds that the black hockey-puck UFO was
seen over Phoenix eight days earlier on January 4.
(Many thanks to Errol Bruce-Knapp and UFO Updates
for this story.)


     Sportsmen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida are talking
about mysterious booming and rumbling noises heard
west of the city in the Everglades.
     The latest incident occurred about 6 p.m. on
Saturday, January 11, 1997.  Jim Bob Landry, owner
and skipper of the Kendall Queen, had left the dock
off Florida Highway 27 near Commercial Boulevard
earlier that day with a sportsfishing party.  He sailed
west on the Cypress Creek Canal and entered that
part of the Everglades known as the Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge.  As the boat was leaving
the area, about 15 miles east of Belle Glade, Landry
and his guests heard a "very loud rumbling noise."
     When they returned to the Lauderdale dock, they
were met by "a fish-and-wildlife agent we'd never seen
before," Landry said,  "He didn't look like any fish-
and-wildlife I'd ever seen.  More like FBI or BATF.  He
says no one's allowed in the Lox after 6 p.m."
     Landry said he has talked to other captains, and
they too have heard prolonged mysterious rumbling
noises in the Loxahatchee region.  The booming was
first noticed the previous week--January 4.
(Email Interview)
(Editor's Comment:  UFO Miami, please take note!)


     Although the saucers failed to meet last week's date
for a Tel Aviv rendezvous, the Israeli newspaper Maariv
reported yet another bizarre alien encounter in the
West Bank.
     The night of December 29, 1996, Daoud Ahmad was
asleep in his bedroom at the Nur-a-Shamat camp on the
West Bank.  "I awoke at one in the morning feeling
threatened," he said.  "I tried to get out of bed, but two
creatures jumped on me and beat me."
     Ahmad described the intruders as "60 centimeters
(2 feet) in height, each had only one eye," with large
heads and a single stripe of hair worn Mohawk-style
across their bald heads.  "They were very strong," he
added, "They wore black leather clothes...After they
beat me, I lost consciousness."
     After the altercation, Ahmad was taken to a local
hospital where he was treated and released.  He
sustained seven severe bruises to the face.
     According to Palestinian TV, neighbors heard the
ruckus coming from the bedroom but saw no one
emerge from the house afterward.  (See CNI News,
Volume 2, Number 21, Part 3.  Many thanks to
Mike Lindemann and his staff for this story.)


     The giant pyramid-shaped UFO seen over the
state of Rio Grande do Sul last November has
returned to Brazil.
     The huge UFO, whose base measures 100
meters (330 feet) in diameter, was spotted over
the city of Alagoa Grande, in the northeastern
state of Paraiba, last week.
     The UFO ("um OVNI gigante baixou") moved
slowly over the rooftops, emitting colored lights,
according to Luiz Eduardo Nelso.  A rumbling
sound was heard coming from the object.  After
fifteen minutes, the UFO rose suddenly, zooming
away into space.
     Alagoa Grande is 80 kilometers (50 miles)
west of Joao Pessoa, the state capital of Paraiba.
Alagoa Grande is also 25 kilometers (16 miles)
southwest of Guarabira, which has had numerous
UFO sightings dating back to April 1996.
(Muito obrigado to Oriel Farias for this story.)


     Tony Craddock's new CSETI site is now ready.
Tony offers all-new graphics and format and actual
field reports.  Try http://www.cseti.com
     Steve Thomas is the proud sponsor of Britain's
newest UFO website.  He's concentrating on UFO
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     Remember the story of Ezekiel's "wheel" in the
Bible?  Well, this early-day UFO is the main topic
at Glenn Scheper's new site.  Check it out at
     Don't miss our parent site, UFO INFO, at
     And, for back issues of UFO ROUNDUP, try
our archive at http://www.ftech.net/~ufoinfo/

That's it for this week.  Best wishes from "the
newspaper that goes home--UFO ROUNDUP!"

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