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Filer's Files #26

From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 16:54:02 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 00:31:44 -0400
Subject: Filer's Files #26

Filer's Files #26-1998 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer,  MUFON Eastern Director,
July 2, 1998, Majorstar@aol.com  609 654-0020

SCIENTISTS CLAIM UFOs MIGHT BE REAL AND DESERVE FURTHER STUDY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The first independent scientific review of purported
UFO sightings in almost 30 years has concluded that some unexplained physical
evidence warrants serious scientific study, the Washington Post reported in
its Monday editions.  The study by an international panel emphasized that it
had found no convincing evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence or any
violation of natural laws, the Post said.  But the panel cited cases of
intriguing and inexplicable details such as burns to witnesses, radar
detection of mysterious objects, strange lights appearing repeatedly in the
skies over certain places, aberrations in the workings of automobiles and
radiation and other damage found in vegetation.  The 50-page review was
released Monday in a publication of the Society for Scientific Exploration.
The society was established by Peter Sturrock of Stanford University, who
directed the inquiry.  The survey asserted that the scientific community might
learn something worthwhile if it overcame a fear of ridicule associated with
the topic and got some funding for targeted research, the paper said.  "It may
be valuable to carefully evaluate UFO reports to extract information about
unusual phenomena currently unknown to science," it quoted the report as
saying.  The Sturrock group said that thanks to strides in understanding and
technical capabilities, chances of significant understanding were greater now
than 30 years ago when the Air Force and the CIA supported a two-year
investigation.  That 1968 report concluded that "further extensive study of
UFOs probably cannot be justified in the expectation that science will be
advanced."

GEORGIA

John Thompson reports from Georgia that The Atlanta Journal Constitution
afternoon edition had as its front page headlines in one inch bold black type
about SSE scientists who are recommending study by other scientists on UFOs.
Seeing that one inch tall "UFO" at the top of the largest afternoon paper in
the South was really a shocker.  They followed up this morning with another
front page story--but not the headline--on a UFO poll showing  a majority of
the country now believes  it is possible that ET craft are visiting Earth.
Using quotes from old AJC articles in the '50s, '60s, and even '70s they
showed where the Air Force admitted this or that in their own newspaper back
then.  It is the most positive high-profile article I have ever seen published
in the AJC since I've been in Georgia (20 years). I don't know if this type
coverage will really lead to any help we need but it sure won't hurt.  I’m
hearing that similar coverage occurred in Chicago and around the country.

NEW JERSEY

Investigator Evelyn Galson that a Mullica Hill couple was traveling down Route
45 from Woodbury towards Mullica Hill on Saturday, June 13, 1998,  at 9:35 PM
when they spotted a UFO.  The wife looked towards the Gloucester County
Library as they passed by and noticed some strange lights in the  sky. There
were 3 or 4 red and blue, round 	lights all in front like a straight bar.  She
asked her husband,  "What is that?"  He couldn't look because he was driving
and he didn't answer her.  As she watched, the lights followed their car and
changed to all white lights.  She asked her husband, "Can a planes lights
change color?"  But he still didn't answer her.  When they finally arrived
home and pulled into their driveway, the object moved over the treetops to the
right side of their backyard and stopped.  She asked her husband,  "What is
that?"  Her husband said, "I don't know, maybe it's a helicopter."  He then
went into the house.  The wife walked to the backyard to get a better look at
the craft and noticed that there were no sounds coming from it.  The object
moved a little at a time, very slowly and finally reached the left side of
backyard just above their suburban home.  The UFO turned to a different
direction and she saw that the object was oval.  It was just hovering, barely
moving about 80 feet above the ground.  All of a sudden, the outside lights on
the craft were turned off, and lights came on the inside.  There were three
decks or three levels that lit up one after another.  You could see right into
the craft.  Later she noticed  three white lights underneath the craft towards
the outside.  They were positioned in a triangular pattern. She observed the
craft in the backyard for 10 to 15  minutes.  She said it was about the size
of a military helicopter, but three floors high.  She then went into the house
to call her daughter, because she wanted her daughter to see it.  When they
went back outside it was no longer visible.  The mother had trouble sleeping
that evening and was unusually tired the next morning, which was Sunday.  When
she got up to get ready to go to church, she noticed a bruise on her thigh
with three puncture wounds.  She did not have them the day before.  The craft
was viewed from 9:35 to after 11:00 P.M.  Thanks to Evelyn Galson

Daniel Rodriguez reports he and his father saw a UFO on Saturday, June 27,
1998, on Tonnelle Avenue between North Bergen and Fairview not far from Newark
Airport.  About 7:00 PM, they saw a craft that looked like half a pizza, with
lights on the pointy ends and one in the middle of the rounded edge.  The flat
portion of the craft was the front with the circular part in the rear.  It was
moving slow, but increased its speed.  The craft was the size of two cars laid
next to each other, or about a 40 foot wingspan.  The UFO flew off to the
west-southwest.  Other aircraft were observed in the vicinity, but no one
seemed to notice the UFO. Thanks to Daniel Rodriguez at UFOs here in E-mail
interview

MICHIGAN

Port Washington Bob Mueller reports that saw black helicopters fly over his
house on Saturday, June 13, 1998, and then again on Sunday. On both days, five
helicopters flew north and then came back a few hours later heading south.
They looked like UH-60 Blackhawks gunships with a capacity for about a dozen
troops apiece.  There were no markings, but those low-visibility paint schemes
make it tough to see.  Sunday night, at about 11:00 PM, I went out to my car
to get  something, and I saw a moving, flashing orange light very high in the
sky directly overhead.  When it flashed, it was very bright (so much so,  it's
reflection off my car/glasses caught my attention enough to cause me look
DIRECTLY up). It appeared to be moving in straight  line.  The UFO was heading
due North - the same heading (and along  virtually the same path) as the
helicopters.  I watched it for about 10  seconds, then ran inside to get my
wife Michele.  We came out maybe 30  seconds later, but by then it was gone.
Was a satellite catching the sun?  I wonder.  Thanks for the E-mail submission
from Bob Mueller.

CALIFORNIA

Roman Yerema reports he has taped many UFOs during May and June of this year.
Roman says he owns stock footage and specializes in military aircraft.  I've
been shooting aircraft for thirty years and never encountered anything that
resembled a UFO.  In May and June all hell broke loose.  You should see what I
have gotten on tape.  Give Roman a call if your interested at 800-677-5778,
13855 Belvedere Dr. Poway CA Thanks to ISUR and John Thompson.

Good quality video of a UFO was apparently taken near San Bernardino on June
16, 1998.  At 3 AM, Abel was delivering newspapers and saw a Green Fireball
with three smaller red objects near Highway 330.  Abel who is close to home,
races home and grabs his wife and a video camera.  He drove to 40th Street and
Del Rosa where he video taped a craft!  Two nights later at 9:05 PM, LeAnn,
her son and boyfriend return to the site where they saw the Fireball.  In the
trees they see the Green Fireball again.  The son says it's 200 feet across.
They video tape the object that has several smaller orange orbs.  First, she
tapes it on automatic, and when the object moves, they follow it and switch
video to manual.  They catch the object changing colors.  LeAnn reports (as do
all the others) the object was so bright, it hurt her eyes.  LeAnn played the
tape while I was on the phone and I could hear their interaction.  On Sunday,
Cinde Costello, fellow MUFON State Section Director and I will visit LeAnn and
Abel, see their videos, fill out MUFON reports, make copies of the tapes, take
site photographs,  pin-point map positions, then post the photos and data to
the web site ( http://www.neptune.net/mufon).  Following this, all the
witnesses involved have agreed to a joint meeting to corroborate their data.
Hosted by MUFON, it will take place at the residence of Bishop Donald, Jolly-
Gabriel, 1510 Yucca Street, San Bernardino, CA, on Friday, July 3, 1998, at
6:30 PM..  This historic meeting may be heard "Live" on Jeff Rense's
"Sightings" radio show, as well as being covered by television and by the
press.  To attend, contact Jerry Glass at:  jglass@pe.net or (909) 471-1194."
Thanks to Peter A. Gersten,

MONTREAL, CANADA

Saturday night, June 20, 1998, Kayla S. and her husband "were  sitting in our
backyard and watching the stars, because it was unusually clear and the
visibility was great. I was hoping to see a UFO but did  not really expect
it."  The couple, lives in a suburban neighborhood between Dorval and
Lachine, just south of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, watched the sky for a  while.
"Then, at around midnight," Kayla reported, "I screamed, 'UFO,  UFO! It looks
like something weird, honey.'"   "My husband and was also watching the strange
sight.  We both saw an L-shaped  formation that seemed to be made up of about
five different V-shaped  objects.  It could have been a flock of birds except
for the fact of the  speed they were going at. It traversed the sky in about
four seconds."   (Editor's Note: Four seconds from horizon to horizon equals
3,600 miles  per hour.)   "We lost sight of it because of the trees and the
houses and the speed  of it.  The color of each of the separate V-shaped
objects was a kind of  opaque grey, translucent almost.  If it hadn't been so
crystal clear that  night, then there was no way we would have ever been able
to see this."  She added that the UFO formation was "traveling due south"
towards the  Adirondack Mountains of the USA's northern New York state.  (E-
mail  Interview) Thanks to  UFO Roundup  #3-26  6/24/98 Joe Trainor  Editor

ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER PLANET #12 OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

A planet bigger than Jupiter has been discovered and is just 15 light years
from Earth.  Geoffrey Marcy, who heads  a four-member team of San Francisco
State researchers,  announced the discovery at a scientific symposium in
Canada.  The finding was confirmed by a separate team in  Switzerland.  The
group found the planet, apparently a huge ball of gas  with a surface
temperature well below zero, using the Keck I telescope in Hawaii. Its huge
mass -- at least 1.9 times  bigger than Jupiter's -- was detected by a wobble
in the  motion of a nearby star, not by direct visualization. There is no
evidence of any solid land on the planet on which  earthlike life forms might
have developed.  Scientists say the planet is mostly hydrogen and helium with
a surface temperature of about 80 degrees below zero.  The planet was the
first to be found orbiting a small star called Gliese 876, one-third the size
of the sun.  The star is the closest to Earth -- other than our own sun --
around  which a planet has been found.  It is one of the closest  members of a
class of low-mass stars that are the most common in the Milky Way galaxy.  The
previously  closest-known "extrasolar" planet orbits a star about 35  light-
years away.  A light-year is 5.9 trillion miles, the distance light travels in
one year.  "It's not spitting distance, exactly, but spacecraft distance
perhaps for future generations.  Marcy added that the discovery of a planet
around Gliese 876 dramatically raises the odds that many  more planets may be
found relatively close to our own solar system. "Twelve such planets have been
discovered, including seven by Marcy and his associates in  the past three
years. Thanks to the Nando Times and Jack Beach jbeach@dmv.com

UFO PLASMAS

Dana Schmidt writes regarding last week’s files: "Are plasmas causing UFOs?" -
I object to the way you concluded that section.  You said, "Almost anywhere
there can be surprisingly strong electrical plasmas....that have been
generated by storms, within the earth or from man-made machines....Our brains
will attempt to make sense of any object in front of our eyes.  We can
interpret these electrical plasmas as UFOs."

George, this is as strong  a statement that UFOs are nothing but natural
plasma phenomenon as I have ever seen!  But that is clearly untrue, as plasma
will NOT generate structural features, aliens in windows, aliens on the
ground, etc.  And as far as "almost anywhere strong plasmas are generated by
storms or man machines," baloney.  I have NEVER seen any plasmas, and I have
watched many storms. I think you owe your readers an explanation.  Otherwise,
I might was well close up NY MUFON and simply inform all callers that it must
have been a plasma.  Thanks to Don Schmidt. dschmidt@cldx.com.
Editors Comment: Don’t close up shop, expand it instead.  I may not have made
it clear, but some 5 to 10% of UFOs reported in my opinion are some type of
plasma or orbs.  I have some good clear pictures of them in an abductee’s
bedroom and the sky.  I consider that some of these plasmas are a type of
Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).  Further, they may possess alien
intelligence and technology.  Some of these plasmas have even been observed
entering our atmosphere.  I know this may be hard to accept, but I have a
number of witnesses who claim to be in contact with these electrical plasma
type UFOs.  Remember, most abductees report seeing plasmas or orbs prior to or
during an abduction.  They also have scars that seem to have been caused by
plasmas.  We may be dealing with a very misunderstood form of natural
phenomenon or aliens who are completely different from what we can imagine.
These aliens may be an electrical magnetic energy life form.  I’m attempting
to enlarge our concept of alien life, it may be much different than any one
imagined.  The plasma UFOs may be an attempt to camouflage their craft or may
be the result of their technology.

KEVIN RANDLE AND ROSWELL PHOTOGRAPH CONTROVERSEY CONTINUES:
I have received numerous letters regarding the debris photos.  Two sides seem
to be developing.  Those who feel the debris is simply an Army Radar Reflector
and those who feel the debris involves much more, perhaps even alien wreckage.
Kevin Randle writes 6/21/98 regarding #20 files.  I might be able to help on
some of this since I spoke to Bond Johnson in 1989, and have recorded
interviews with him from that time frame.

Filer:>>I'm printing what Dr. James Johnson says.  To my knowledge he is not
going to  make any money with this and his motivation seems to be to clear
General Ramey's name.  I agree with that motivation.

Randle:  First, Ramey's name doesn't need clearing by Johnson or anyone else.
No one has said that General Ramey acted improperly.  He was doing his job as
ordered by higher headquarters and was eventually rewarded since he made major
general.  Second, while Johnson might not make any money, there are other,
powerful motives for actions.  He certainly is seeking the spotlight with his
claim of being the Roswell Photographer. He is, in fact, the Fort Worth
photographer, who took pictures of a weather balloon and radar target, which
are clearly visible.

Filer> >He claims there is wreckage in addition to the radar reflector that
was very odd.

Randle  He told me, originally, that all he saw was a weather balloon and
radar reflector.  He was told, at that time, by General Ramey it was a weather
balloon.  He didn't see anything other than a weather balloon and target.

Filer>> Also it smelled like something that had burned or exploded.  I don't
have the photographs to determine what he is talking about, but they have been
ordered.

Randle:  How are you going to determine, from photographs, how something
smelled?  I have seen the photographs and there is no evidence in them that
something has been burned or exploded.

Filer>>  Both Marcel's claimed they saw symbols on the materials in the field
and in the kitchen.

Randle>> The Marcel’s did but the symbols seen by them are not what is being
reported today.

Filer: Dr. Johnson claims the symbols are in the photos proving General Ramey
was not lying and the material had not been switched.  He handled the
material, claims he saw the markings, and did not know what it was.

Randle:  General DuBose said the material was not what had been found in
Roswell.  Marcel, looking at the photos said that it wasn't what he found in
New Mexico.  No one said that General Ramey was lying.  This is a straw man
erected by Johnson to further his own agenda.  He has only recently started
suggesting he handled the material.  Why the change in his story?  He only
recently began to talk of seeing symbols?  Why the change in his story?

Filer>He is alive and well.  He is a retired Colonel and minister, Ph.D., etc.
Why would he lie?

Randle:  The lure of the spotlight.  More importantly, his story as told today
is at odds with what he was saying in 1989... all of which is recorded on
audio tape, with his permission.

Filer>> If he is right it might solve this case once and for all.  My
experience has been that seldom would people of this caliber lie unless
ordered to do so.  There is always the possibility that he is simply mistaken
after he has been so closely questioned by so many people with so many
different agendas.   It's our job to prove this stuff is not "ALL" a Mogul
balloon train.  They brought in the weatherman and flew the stuff to Wright
Pat to determine its identity.  That seems consistent.  Of course, there may
have been a crashed craft on another field consistent with the other eye
witness testimony.  Perhaps I'm naive, but I assume people are telling the
truth the best they  can remember it until proven otherwise.  I've talked to
several people who were at the site and the testimony is generally consistent.

Randle   If I read this right, then you will accept the possibility that
Johnson has radically altered his story if I can prove that he has altered it.
If he told me, several times, on tape, that General Ramey told him it was a
weather balloon, in direct conflict with his claims today, then you would
grant that he is mistaken.  If he told me, several times, on tape, that he
wrote the July 9 story in the newspaper, which he now denies saying, then you
would grant that he is mistaken.  Johnson has entered the arena and has
cluttered it with incorrect information which he continues to spread.  He is
not going to help us prove that Mogul wasn't responsible.  He is, however,
going to provide the skeptics with everything they need to sink us if we don't
place Johnson's story in the proper context.  Remember, I have his original
statements on tape and they are in conflict with what he says today.  Worse,
Jesse Marcel, Jr. said that Johnson had put words in his mouth and taken his
comments out of context.  I thought you would want to know this.  Thanks to
Kevin Randle

Marilyn J Ruben writes in support of Johnson’s photos. No, it is absolutely
not a substance that was glued on. Under 8 x up to 16 x magnification the
surface is shiny and perfectly smooth.  It is a continuous and single surface.
It is as shiny as a polished metal.  That is why I am sure the designs are
engraved mechanically.  The shapes have perfect symmetry under magnification.
The balls at the edges of the letters are perfectly round.  The beam is not
wrinkled except along the edges or other places where it folds under, which as
noted previously, was caused by the crash impact.  I am sure the English
Professionals has already seen this as well.  The magnification does not lie.
It shows what the human eye can't see.  Thanks to Marilyn J Ruben.
Editors Note:  Bond Johnson has gathered together several important
researchers to examine his photographs.  Some claim they’ve found symbols and
other evidence not consistent with the Rawin radar reflector.  It appears the
controversy will continue and there is a possibility that further examination
of the photos might reveal some new data.  Have a nice July 4.

Please send your comments and letters to George A. Filer at Majorstar@aol.com.