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Filer's Files #27

From: George  A.  Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 18:26:28 EDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 21:52:49 -0400
Subject: Filer's Files #27

Filer's Files #27-1998 MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George  A.  Filer,    MUFON Eastern Director,
July 9, 1998, Majorstar@aol.com  609 654-0020

The Zulu African Spiritual Leader speaking about Extraterrestrial Beings
visiting our Earth states, "The universe is a gigantic chamber of possibility
where everything has the chance and the right to happen, and so we must not
have cut-and-dry theories regarding just how life should look." From
Vusamazula Mutwaís book, Song of the Stars.  Page 143. Thanks to Irene
McDonald.

NEW JERSEY

Brick, NJ.  Jason Blalalck states: "On the morning of July 4th at 2:45 a.m. I
witnessed a bright pulsing light while fishing at Lake Riviera.  The light
hovered in the western sky for approximately thirty minutes above Lakehurst,
NJ.  While hovering, the light would glow a blue-green and then move slightly
at 90 degree angles at which time it would glow white.  This  continued until
the light began moving south for what appeared to be 3 to 4 miles.  It was
about the size of 1/4 of a dime held at arm's length.  The light hovered again
for about ten minutes glowed very brightly, blinked on and off a couple of
times, and then shot off  towards the north at an extremely high rate of
speed.  Thanks to Jason Blalalck E-mail: rblalack@monmouth.com.

Vineland, NJ.  On May 21,1998,  Lori and her friend visited open air shopping
market near Vineland.  The shopping area was partly covered and they went
inside.  Her friend was looking for pot holders and she was looking with her.
When all of a sudden, they found themselves in a field.  They looked at their
watches and it was 2:35 PM. They realized that two hours had passed in a
moment.  Lori said, "They just woke up in this field, there were no vendors
in this area, there was no parking area or shopping area where they were.  The
two women were in a field way behind the shopping mart!  When they gained
consciousness they both said at the same time, "How did we get out here,
what's going on?"  They both were very upset about the whole incident.  Loriís
friend kept saying,  "Maybe we passed out in the place?"  Lori answered, "If
we had fainted, they would  have called an ambulance."  Lori asked the woman
if she would like to talk to a MUFON investigator?  She said no and that she
didn't even want Lori to mention her name.  The woman was very frightened and
has strange new scars on her body.  Thanks to Evelyn Galson. (Names with held
by request)

McGuire Air Force Base, NJ.  July 8, 1998.  Peter Chesky reports he was
driving down the back roads behind the base with his mother in the car.  "We
looked up into the sky ahead of us and saw a glowing round ball.  It was
pretty far away so I could not really see what it was.  It came towards the
earth slowly."  The military conduct training in this area, but it did not
seem to be a flare or something caused by them.  I wanted to go closer, but my
mother insisted we go home.  Later, I went back to the area with her husband,
but the object was no longer visible."  Thanks to Peter Chesky
pcrc@impop.bellatlantic.net. Phone 215-673-0124,
http://www.quantumconnections.com/

PENNSYLVANIA

Stan Gordon reports a strange object with long appendages was sighted in Ross
Township near Pittsburgh on July 7, 1998.  The sighting occurred at 8:42 PM,
and Stan received the report only twenty minutes later.  A couple was admiring
the beautiful sunset and noticed a black object just above the top of some
clouds that appeared to be motionless.  The National Weather Service indicates
the clouds' tops were at 10,000 feet with generally clear skies.  The black
object looked like the fuselage of a large aircraft, but without wings or
rotor blades.  As they watched, the object appeared to slowly rise in
altitude.  Curious the man obtained his WWII Navy issue binoculars to take a
better look.  Through the binoculars, the object looked like a black
helicopter fuselage without rotor blades or lights.  On the top of the object
was two long projections that looked like two giant lollipops or "big
antennas."  They were long and solid looking with a round object on the end.
The object began turning from side to side with a fishtail movement showing 6
to 10 long appendages around the top, underneath and sides.  After ten minutes
the object moved north picking up speed and disappeared behind a tree.  There
have been numerous UFO sightings reported around the Pittsburgh area since
early May. Thanks to Stan Gordon PAUFO@WESTOL.COM.

MARYLAND

On July 1, 1998, at 8:53 PM, a witness sighted a UFO near his home in Bowie, a
suburban community located 20 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.   "I
observed a bright white point of light which appeared about 1.5 degrees north
of the half moon.  It moved extremely slowly to the northwest," he reported.
"I estimated the light to be about magnitude zero and briefly mistook it for
Jupiter, which I quickly realized should not have been there.  After about
three to four minutes of observation with binoculars, it rested at about 0.5
to 1.0 degrees northwest of what I believe was the star Porrima (Gamma
Virginus) or about three degrees northwest of the moon.  The steady brightness
and very slow movement suggest to me that the light was not an aircraft.  The
light then flashed for several seconds to maybe magnitude 5 or 6, then
disappeared. I saw a faint 'puff' of white smoke or vapor, not a trail, where
the object had been seconds before.  (Thanks to Jim Hickman of Skywatch for
forwarding this report.)

GEORGIA

Stone Mountain: David Howell McCarty  reports that on June 20, 1998, I was
walking to get my morning paper around 8 AM.  I looked over my left shoulder
and saw the faint image of a flying object in the distance.  As I proceeded
towards my home the object continued closer as if coming towards me.  It
seemed to stop right above me and signaled to me with lights.  The UFO then
flew off and I lost eye contact about five minutes later. Thanks to ISUR and
David McCarty (404)-252-6049 at 5901 Musket Lane, Stone Mountain, GA. 30087,
mccartydh@aol.com

Rome, GA: On July 5, 1998, Regina Sanford-Garrett reports a bright light
bouncing in the southeast about 1,000 feet in the air at 1:19AM.  The UFO made
swift movements up and down and to the left and right.  These erratic
movements continued for over an hour.  At 2:34 AM the UFO was still hovering,
but the location changed slightly. Thanks to ISUR and Regina Sanford-Garrett
706-802-0883, 634 Eden Valley Road S.E. Rome, GA. 30161 UBDZ31A@PRODIGY

MICHIGAN

Kalamazoo/Plainwell.  On July 2, 1998, the witness reports I had been online
until 1:15 AM chatting with a friend.  I decided to go outside to chain up my
dog in the back of our yard, and noticed a bright light just over our trees.
I stared at it for about three minutes.  At first I thought it was the moon.
The shape and color were very odd.  The bottom half of it was blocked by the
trees, but the top half looked cone shape, bright orange glowing with a haze
around it.  I was so taken by it that I got my husband so he could see it.
Not a minute later it was gone.  Also, a few months ago, I was awoken by this
"woosh, woosh" noise.  It sounded as if it was over our house.  I went to
investigate and could find nothing.  Could you please let me know if there
have been other reports of this orange light in the sky?  I am from the Cooper
Township area in Michigan.  This event took place at 1:30 AM.  Thanks to
Bagooz@aol.com.
Editors note:  UFOs are being observed on both sides of Lake Michigan in
recent weeks.

UFO OVER PORT WASHINGTON, WISCONSIN

Correction, Port Washington is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan
25 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and not in Michigan as I reported last
week. Bob Mueller reported that he "saw five black helicopters fly over his
house on Saturday, and again on Sunday, June 14, 1998.  Then at 11 PM, "I went
out to my car saw a moving, flashing orange light very high in the sky.  When
it flashed, it was very bright and reflected off my car and glasses.  The UFO
was heading in a straight line due north along the same path as the
helicopters."   Thanks to Bob Mueller.

TEXAS

Arlington, Texas:  On June 26, 1998, while attending a family outing I noticed
an unusual pulsating red object in the night sky at 9:15 PM.  I noticed an
object that did not match the "norm" for aircraft in this area.  I was five
miles from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport where I often watch
aircraft make their approaches.  I saw several aircraft fly by with their
standard aircraft lighting of red, white landing lights and white strobes.?
The unknown object was flying in the same area of sky as the previous known
aircraft had been flying.  This unknown object was displaying only a single
red light.  No landing lights or strobes were visible during the entire
sighting.  Only this single very large red light that pulsated from its
brightest down to a dim glow and back to bright again was visible.  It moved
across the sky at twice the speed of the other aircraft about 33 degrees above
the horizon.  I calculated the frequency from peak brightness to dimly lit and
back to full brightness as being one second peak to peak.  The transition
throughout the cycle was a very smooth gradual brightening from dim to
brightest.  The size of the red light appeared to be a similar size as a
standard aircraft landing light and about as bright.  It flew at a steady
speed and continued the cycling of the light until it moved out of sight
behind some trees.  I would estimate it to have been approximately two miles
from my location.  If anyone has a clue to the identity,  please e-mail me at
the below address. Thanks to Mike Harman at Mike_Harman@rocketmail.com

NEW MEXICO

R. Jones reports she had a siting on July 1, 1997, near Roswell, NM of a
silvery disk shaped UFO.  It was around 6:30 PM when they noticed a stationary
craft starting to move back and forth horizontally.  Later, it was motionless
again, and then all of a sudden it was gone.  This was the first time I had
ever seen a daylight UFO sighting.  It  lasted for quite a while too.  There
was some kind or energy field around the craft.  Actually, it was very
beautiful sight.  Thanks to RJones3887@aol.com. (Chat Interview)

ARIZONA CATTLE MUTILATIONS

On July 6, 1998, Terry W. Colvin reports:  "Something is killing and
mutilating cattle, horses, and other animals in the Southeast Arizona counties
of Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz.  This area is about 2,500 square miles of
small towns, ranches, farms, orchards, vineyards, and the Armyís Fort
Huachuca.  Robert Marsett, a cowhand with the Sands Ranch, tells of a recent
kill and mutilation.  The carcass appeared where only live cattle were seen
the day before, although the dead cow smelled as though it had been dead for
several days.  Marsett says coyotes and vultures did not approach the carcass.
Nearby cows failed to nuzzle the carcass, as normally happens.  Some blood was
drained, organs were missing, and some samples were taken in the genital and
rectal area.  He states, the cowhands are now "packing iron" as "flakes" are
suspected.  Thanks to Peter Gersten CAUS and Terry W. Colvin"
fortean@primenet.com.

NEVADA

ISUR's received this report from Kat stating, "On July 4, 1998, hundreds of
fireworks spectators were treated with an even more rare an interesting sight
when they left the fireworks at Incline Village.  Hovering in the sky, about
the size of a car tire was an oval, red and white lighted object that changed
directions rapidly and had other strange movements. Everyone was joking and
saying the movie "Independence Day has arrived" but I've never seen anything
so strange.  Although, I've never seen any other UFOs, what else could it have
been with such strange movements? Thanks to ISUR John Thompson and kat (arrow-
d14.sierra.net

CHILE

A very large dark disc-shaped UFO visited the huge hydroelectric dam at Lago
(Lake) de Colbun in southern Chile on May 16, 1998.  The UFO was witnessed by
over 30 people.  They described it as a gigantic dark disc with a big orange
light in the bottom center.  Small lights moved around on the outer rim of the
object.  Lago de Colbun is Chile's biggest hydroelectric dam is located 120
miles south of Santiago de Chile.  The UFO hovered at 1,000 meters (3,300
feet) above the ground and remained in view for 20 minutes before flying
across the lake and into the Andes.   Witnesses described the object as "so
big that it seemed to cover the whole valley." Ufologist Luis Sanchez Perry
says many UFOs have been seen in recent months. "They call the UFOs robones
(thieves) because that they say they steal electricity. Before they had the
high-tech plant, they only had one or two blackouts in a month, but now they
have three in a week.  UFOs are seen coming out of Lake Colbun near the high
tension wires, absorbing electricity, and taking water.  Some UFOs fly at high
speed through the valley towards the hydroelectric plant," coming within a few
hundred meters of the dam before disappearing." Thanks UFO Roundup Joe Trainor
editor for this report

NEW AIRCRAFT LIGHTING SYSTEM

Joel Carpenter reports seeing a very unusual aircraft lighting pattern on a
Gulfstream IV corporate jet landing at Philadelphia Airport.  The lights were
bright white like normal landing lights, but I noticed that they were dimming
and brightening in a strange pattern - not a regular interval like a strobe,
but almost randomly. It almost looked like someone waving a flashlight. The
landing lights were _blinking_ randomly, side to side - almost like the
headlights on an ambulance or police car.  It also had the regular white
strobe and red fuselage lights, but these blinking landing lights looked
_weird.  Ufologist and commercial pilot Bob Durant reports.  "What Joel saw is
a fairly new lighting system that is an option for buyers of the latest
generation of business jets.  These are white lights, one on each side of the
fuselage, at about the wing root, and these turn on and off about one second
per on, one second off, and in such a way that when one side is on, the other
side is off.  The appearance is quite strange, especially the first time you
see one in action.  But it is also a very good way to attract attention, which
is why these things were invented.  In addition to the "running" lights, green
on the right wing tip and red on the left wing tip, which are on steady, there
is always a rotating or flashing red light.  Newer ones are strobes, the older
ones literally rotate.  The addition of the lighting system described by Joel
is a substantial advance, in my opinion.  But it is also probably expensive to
retrofit, so it will remain rare.

THREE UFOs VISIT NORTHERN IRELAND

On June 17, 1998, several people in Galliach, near Derry, Northern Ireland
reported sighting three silver spheres flying and hovering over their homes
around 11 AM.   According to the Derry Journal of June 19, there were several
reports of UFOs in the sky around the Galliach 120 kilometers northeast of
Belfast.  One witness said, "It was spinning, and you could see the sun
reflected from it.  But the strange thing was there was no sound.  Then two
other objects and that strange light could be seen spinning high in the sky."
"The objects flew across the sky and two disappeared by flying straight up
into the atmosphere.  The other reportedly disappeared after flying across the
sky."   Galliach is about  Many thanks to #3-27 UFO Roundup 7/6/98 Joe Trainor
Editor and Daev Walsh for this report.

ROSWELL PHOTOGRAPHS

Bruce Maccabee comments on Marilyn Rubenís letter in Filer's Files #26.  She
states: <The beam is not wrinkled except along the edges, 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.>

Macabee responds, "Marilyn says, the magnification does not lie.  However,
great magnification does not guarantee proper interpretation by the viewer.
After all, what is a picture other than light and dark areas  (some times with
color)?   It is a Rohschack test to discern some features from a highly
magnified picture.  Just because Marilyn sees brightness variations which seem
to form a recognizable shape or shapes does not mean that the actual object
photographed had those shapes.  There always is a danger of "over
interpretation" or "seeing what you want to see" in magnified pictures.
Thanks to Bruce Macabee MUFON Maryland State Director.

PLASMA

Jeff Sainio writes regarding last weeks Filerís Files.  I find the reports of
UFOs as plasma amusing, since the minimum temperature to generate a plasma is
several thousand degrees.  As any 5th grader knows, "heat rises," so any
airborne plasma would rise quickly.  As this contradicts the evidence, plasmas
are eliminated as a possibility.  My previous comments about plasma refer to a
natural plasma source such as lighting; an artificial object, such as a metal
device generating a plasma around it, would be a different situation.  Thanks
to JSAINIO@qgraph.com.  Editors Note.  We are seeing plasmas dive, rise, fly
in all directions, go through walls without scorching them, etc.  They appear
similar to ball lightning and may surround an artificial structure.  Perhaps
we need a new name to avoid confusion.

UFO DATABASE

Larry Hatch writes that his *U* Database *U* now has over 17,160 sightings.
Each listing has a matrix of 64 "attributes" as I call them, one-bit ( yes/no)
fields, among which are several for different types of craft  by general
shape.  Among these are SCR  for saucers, disks, spheres having some visible
size, as opposed to a "round" point of light.  Then there is CIG  for Cigar,
cigarette, cylinder, or fuselage type craft.  DLT  is for Delta, triangular,
boomerang craft.    The odd rectangle, square and  pentagon get dumped here as
well.   Hexagons and higher regular polygons become "disks."   The criteria is
sharp corners and linear edges.  SUB is for submersibles.. Anything entering
or leaving bodies of water regardless of shape.   Where shape is given, that
field is activated also, since these fields are not mutually exclusive.  Here
are total counts  for all years,  and broken down by decades:
    DATES        SCR/DISKS       CIGAR      DELTA          SUBS    (total
events)
BC to 1939            178                  176                 33
19          ( 431  )
1940 - 1949            680                 155                  35
8           ( 939  )
1950 - 1959          3,079                 690                161
44         ( 4,066 )
1960 - 1969          2,160                 357                184
80         ( 2,997 )
1970 - 1979          3,002                 550                399
83         ( 4,273 )
1980 - 1989          1,020                 270               404
18          ( 1,752 )

1990 - 1998          1,393                  366               727
25         ( 2,707 )
ALL Years:        11,512               2,564           1,943             277
(17,166)
   Notes:     The high proportion of CIGARs prior to the 1940s are mainly due
to the "great airship" waves of 1896 - 1910,  mainly in the USA, Britain and
New Zealand.  Deltoids caught on in the late 1970s and have figured
prominently since.  The 1980s were the virtual doldrums in terms of numbers.
I have found no new data to refute this.  While the 1990s are "busier",  they
are not much busier. Due to "overlap" where multiple shapes were reported,
figures will not add up from left to right.  You can easily download the DEMO
version of *U* which I call *UDEMO* at http://www.flash.net/~joerit/ufo.html.
Thanks to Larry Hatch.

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