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Re: The Rod

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:55:51 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:53:12 -0400
Subject: Re: The Rod

>Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 06:56:53 -0400
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Bob Shell <bob@bobshell.com>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: The Rod

>>Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 17:08:11 -0700
>>From: Terry Blanton <commengr@bellsouth.net>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: The Rod

>>> Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 23:17:27 -0700 (PDT)
>>> To: updates@globalserve.net
>>> From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>>> Subject: The Rod

>>> Is there an expert on "rods" on this list?


>>I must admit that I was quite skeptical about these high speed
>>thingies; but, the information on the web page has forced me to
>>keep an open mind about it.


>Some time ago I challenged Jose to "put up or shut up" on this
>subject by sending me his tape for study.  Nothing happened, so
>I just sort of forgot about it.

>I just wanted to say that to his credit Jose did send me the tape
>last week.  I have not had time to study it yet, but will do so.>


Hi Bob,

Hope you will be posting results of your study to the list. I
look forward to reading it. I had one sighting of what can be
described as a "rod" during the (second) major blackout in New
York. (70's) Myself and my landlords daughter had walked a half
a block from where we resided to an avenue in Brooklyn that
allows you to see the tops of the two World Trade Center towers
as well as several other tall buildings in the downtown area. We
had gone down there to see if there were any lights on in the
buildings in Manhattan. We figured if Manhattan was back online
that our power would soon be restored.

We were both greeted by a shocking sight when we arrived at the
corner and looked over at the Trade Center. My landlords
daughter let out a squeal as she asked me, "what is that thing?"
We were both seeing a long (about a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile long,
white, pencil thin, "object" floating slowly in a westerly
direction directly over the Trade Center. There was a brilliant
flash (like a picture was being taken) and the "object" was
gone! We both looked at each other and the girl (who was
seventeen or eighteen at the time) ran up the block screaming
for her father.

I spent the evening with a transistor radio pressed to my ear
trying to catch a news report about the thing we had seen. No
mention at all on any of the newscasts. It must have been about
1:30 AM that I was getting ready to give up and go to sleep when
a call came in to live radio show that was doing 'live' coverage
of the blackout. It was woman who lived in Manhattan. Her voice
was trembling as she asked if anyone else had seen that long
cigarette thing and the flash. (her description) I jumped out of
my skin man. I spent the next two-and-a-half hours repeatedly
dialing the number of the call-in show so I could corroborate
the ladies sighting. Couldn't get through. It was frustrating as
shit for me.

Many years later I saw a photo in a Life Magazine article of the
Manhattan skyline during the same NY blackout. In the left of
the frame was a long white pencil thin object hanging in the
sky! Does anyone else remember this Life Mag photo? It is around
on the web on one or two UFO sites although I can't recall which
ones. That bugger was real! I saw it, someone who was standing
right next to me saw it, and that lady who called in to the
radio show saw it! Someone photographed it! Yup, I'm curious
about "rod" shaped craft myself. And for good reason! <G>


John Velez, Repeated UFO sighting 'victim'