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UFO News International 37

From: Henny van der Pluijm <hvdp@worldonline.nl>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 23:48:52 +0200 (MET DST)
Fwd Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 05:39:05 -0400
Subject: UFO News International 37

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*    Russian cosmonaut shadowed by UFO

*    Colonel Corso confirms seeing alien bodies under oath

*    Argentine pilot flew with UFO

*    The people's rally at Area 51

*    More Than 100 ET Radio Signals Collected?


                - UFO News International 37 -


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Russian cosmonaut shadowed by UFO

From: The CSETI Website

Cosmonaut Shadowed By Structured UFO

In April of 1979, Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev lifted
off from Star City to dock with the Soviet Solyut
6 space station. But while en route, something strange
happened. Cosmonaut Afanasyev saw an unidentified
object turn toward his craft and begin tailing it
through space.

"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed
it on the light side, and when we entered the shadow
side, it disappeared completely. It was an engineering
structure, made from some type of metal, approximately
40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was
narrow here and wider here, and inside there were
openings. Some places had projections like small
wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed
it, and our photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters

In addition to photographing the UFO, Afanasyev
continually reported back to Mission Control about
the craft's size, its shape and position. When the
cosmonaut returned to earth he was debriefed and
told never to reveal what he knew, and had his
cameras and film confiscated.

Those photos and his voice transmissions from space
have never been released. It is only now, with the
collapse of the Soviet Union that Afanasyev feels that
he can safely tell his story.

"It is still classified as a UFO because we have
yet to identify the object."

Colonel Corso confirms seeing alien bodies under oath

>From Peter Gersten <UFOLAWYER1@aol.com
CONTACT INFORMATION Peter A. Gersten 520-284-5248
e-mail: Ufolawyer@caus.org

Attorney Peter A. Gersten, executive director of
Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, Inc (CAUS), a non-profit
Arizona activist organization dedicated to ending
all secrecy surrounding this planet's contact with
an extraterrestrial intelligence, announced today
that retired Army Colonel Philip J. Corso has sworn
under oath to statements previously made in his
best selling book 'Day After Roswell.'
Gersten stated that Colonel Corso has provided CAUS,
for use in its lawsuit against the Department of
Army, with a sworn affidavit re-affirming previous
statements that he saw alien bodies in July, 1947
and had the opportunity to read their autopsy reports
in 1961.

The CAUS lawsuit, which was filed March 25, 1998
in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is asking
the federal court to direct the Army to provide
Gersten and CAUS with any and all documents relevant
to what the Colonel, now swears under oath, he saw
and read. "The CAUS lawsuit is, in and of itself,
ground breaking" Gersten declared. "Now with the
Colonel's affidavit, we should be able to defeat
the government's attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed
and go forward with the judicial disclosure process."

Perjury, or lying under oath, is punishable as a
criminal offense usually incurring a jail sentence
for the person convicted. Colonel Corso is believed
to be the highest ranking military officer, if not
the only officer, to come forward and state under
oath to seeing 'extraterrestrial biological entities

CAUS v. Department of Army; Civil 98-0538PHXROS
can be found at the CAUS website located at http://www.caus.org.


Be sure to visit the CAUS web site at http://caus.org


In a brief statement made to the Roswell International
UFO Museum, the Philip Corso, Jr. family stated
that on Tuesday, June 9, Philip Corso, Sr. suffered
a severe heart attack. At last report, his condition
was greatly improved.


Argentine pilot flew with UFO

>From John Stepkowski <legion@MIRA.NET>

>From AFP: - Argentine pilot claims he flew with
UFO 20 years ago

 BUENOS AIRES, June 1 (AFP) - An Argentine pilot
has claimed he flew near an unidentified flying
object (UFO) 20 years ago but did not tell anyone
until now for fear of being considered mad, the
DyN news agency said Monday.

Aldo Mastice, who flies for a regional airline said
he was flying back from Buenos Aires to Neuquen
at midnight two decades ago when an object as long
as a bus flew over his plane.

The object, which "crossed our route on a south
to north course," was "illuminated, but it was as
if the light was part of the object," the pilot
explained. "It was not the shape of a plate."

But authorities at Ezeiza international airport
here said that no other traffic was in the area
at that time except a plane whose position had already
been identified.

Mastice said that at the time he contacted the pilot
of the other plane and that both agreed to "keep
their mouths shut."

Mastice said that he had kept quiet about the incident
for fear he would be considered crazy. "Luckily
the crew of the other plane saw it too."

The people's rally at Area 51

Via Glenn Campbell

[Note from Moderator: No endorsement is implied.
I do not plan to attend. -- GC ]

GroomWatch wrote:

51 ON JUNE 6, 1998 The People's Rally at AREA 51
will take place as scheduled on Saturday, June 6,
1998, right at the restricted boundary line on Groom
Lake Road, as previously announced in the newsgroups.

This will be a legal, public assembly and will take
place on legal, public land. The event will be a
spontaneous, peaceful gathering of concerned citizens.

One of the purposes of the gathering will be to
bring to the attention of the news media once again
the plight of former Groom Lake workers who are
still suffering from illnesses caused by long-term
exposure to highly toxic chemicals without their
knowledge while working at AREA 51, the base that
officially "doesn't exist". The former workers and
their families' plea is not so much to seek for
monetary compensation as to seek for cures to the
diseases. There are no specific organizations behind

this event. Inquiries regarding the event are still
coming in from many states in the U.S., as well
as from England, New Zealand, Canada and Australia
and other countries.

Quite a number of people may already be camping
out overnight on Friday, June 5 at the site. The
news media will show up to cover the event, depending
on how much publicity will be generated prior to
the event. (There will be a press conference on
Friday, June 5 in Rachel, Nevada) The event will
start at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the restricted
boundary, and will last till about 11 a.m. That
Saturday evening, there will be a music festival
in Rachel. For the June 6 rally, each participant
is suggested to bring a mirror (of any kind .......
the larger the better) to the event. All vehicles
are to be parked off Groom Lake Road. Lincoln County
Sheriff Dept. will not allow any vehicle to be parked
on the dirt road for the event.

Also, early on Sunday morning, June 7, there will
be a hike up to the ridges of Tickaboo Mountain
to observe the Groom Lake facility. This particular
hike may be a littlestrenuous since this time it
will not originate from the Alamo side, but will
be from the west foothills, a direct "frontal assault"
on the mountains from the Tickaboo Valley side.

Sincerely, Norio Hayakawa GroomWatch@aol.com P.S.
The People's Rally at AREA 51 will also be held
on June 6, 1999 as well as June 6, 2000.

Norio Hayakawa
Both a mirror and flashlight (with extra batteries)
seem useful. As to exactly how close anyone wants
to get to area 51 or area s-4, that will be up to
the individual.

More Than 100 ET Radio Signals Collected?

Via Dave Pigott and Stig Agermose

Sunday Times of London,
by Steve Farrar & Alex McGregor,
7 June 1998

Some of the world's leading astronomers revealed
last week that they have collected more than 100
unexplained radio signals during routine surveillance
of space.

These faint, pure tones have no natural origin and
could have been created artificially, the scientists
said. They do not rule out the astonishing possibility
that this strange radio traffic could have extraterrestrial

Most of the signals have been picked up by American
radio telescopes managed by the Search for Extra Terrestrial
Intelligence Institute (SETI) in Mountain View,
California, set up in 1988 to study radio static
in space and scan it for material that could be
evidence of alien contact. A few have also been
logged by British astronomers studying stars and
galaxies with the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank,
near Macclesfield in Cheshire.

"It's tempting to hypothesise that at least some
of these seductive signals were truly from ET and
that they vanished from the ether when the extraterrestrials
turned off their transmitters or otherwise went
off air before we could verify the message," said
Dr Seth Shostak, SETI's public programmes scientist.

Alternatively, he said, it was possible they were
simply the product of some kind of local interference
that did not repeat when the astronomers tried to
relocate the rogue signals.

SETI, which was formed by scientists including Carl
Sagan and received funding from Nasa until 1993,
has yet to discover any clear, repeated radio pattern
that might hint at the existence of alien intelligence
in the universe.

The short, indistinct signals that have been detected
are a far cry from the resounding pulses featured
in the movie Contact, in which Jodie Foster played
a SETI astronomer who deciphered radiocontact with
aliens. Foster's signed photograph is pinned to
a wall in SETI's Silicon Valley office. None of
the signals has been heard by human ears -- they were
all picked up by computers monitoring radio telescopes.

"If you could hear the signal at the frequency it
is received, it would sound like a faint whistle,
a pure tone which could only be made by a transmitter.
As far as we know, nature can't make a pure sound,"
said Shostak. Each time one of these signals is
detected by a radio telescope, an alarm alerts SETI
astronomers, who work around the clock. None has
yet been pinpointed or recorded a second time, so
that scientists have been denied the chance of making
a study of their source or composition.

SETI is stepping up efforts to increase its chances
of relocating one of these signals and has secured
agreement to use the world's largest radio telescope
-- which was featured in the James Bond film GoldenEye
-- at Arecibo in Puerto Rico.

The Americans are also negotiating with British
astronomers to launch a five--year project to allow
speedy verification and tracking of these elusive

Whenever SETI identifies a suspect signal, radio
telescopes at Jodrell Bank will scan the same section
of the sky to locate it. In this way the scientists
can rule out possible terrestrial interference from
radar, traffic and even electric fences as a cause.

"I'm sure there are signals that have come and gone
that we couldn't get to the bottom of. That's not
to say it's little green men trying to communicate
with us, but we just don't know," said Dr Tom Muxlow,
an astronomer at the British radio astronomy observatory.
He disclosed that Jodrell Bank had picked up about
six rogue signals.

The possibility that the signals have extra--terrestrial
origins cannot be ignored, according to Nobel laureate
Tony Hewish, emeritus professor of radio astronomy
at Cambridge University. In 1967 Hewish and Jocelyn
Bell, a student, believed they had found evidence
of an alien first contact when they detected a regular
pulse of radio signals coming from a distant star.

"It all had an air of unreality about it, but for
a month we thought it was possible that the signals
were coming from intelligent life on another planet.
When radio astronomers pick up signals that are
very peculiar they take it with a big pinch of salt,
but you cannot remove the possibility," said Hewish.

Instead, they had found a pulsar, a rapidly spinning
neutron star, a discovery for which Hewish won a
Nobel prize in 1974.

Shostak is not put off by the prospect that any
signal from an alien world would probably be indecipherable.
"If we heard from an ET, it would be from a civilisation
that is a long way ahead of us, maybe even a million
years more advanced than we are," he said.

June 22, 1998
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