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Filer's Files #13

From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 14:59:47 EST
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Subject: Filer's Files #13

Filer's Files #13-1999

MUFON Skywatch Investigations

George A. Filer
MUFON Eastern Director
Majorstar@aol.com
(609) 654-0020

April 2, 1999

ATTACKS ON YUGOSLAVIA SLOW UFO REPORTS IN THE US. NATO has
embarked on attacking Yugoslavia to protect the lives of an
ethnic Moslem minority in Kosovo. This is not unlike our entry
into the war in Vietnam, where I fought. We are traveling down a
very dangerous path that is likely to intensify and again we
find ourselves in a possible conflict with Russia. We are
attempting to stop Yugoslav President Milosevic, the former
Communist leader who is a disastrous despot. He has ordered
atrocities and the deportation of thousands of Albanians during
ethnic cleansing operations. We should realize that we are
unlikely to accomplish much without inserting several hundred
thousand ground troops into this easily defended mountainous
terrain. Only an extensive ground war with heavy casualties are
likely to change Milosevic's intentions. I ask are we prepared
to spend extensive national resources and lose the lives of our
military over Kosovo? Is this course of action wise, and is it
the will of Congress, the American and the European people? I
doubt that anyone wants another Vietnam? Be prepared for the
entry of our combat troops and the increased sightings of UFOs
over the region like there were in Vietnam, Korea and WW II.


NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE

Tom McFarland, the Vermont MUFON State Director reports, I
received the following two reports concerning March 30, 1999,
sightings. The first is from Sandee Black, MUFON Section
Director of Coos County, NH. "Last night, between 9 and 9:30 PM,
I was in Conway, NH and saw the most beautiful falling star I
have ever seen." "At first I thought it was a UFO but then it
dropped and changed colors to a blue-green -- just beautiful."
The second is from Ned and Carol of Berwick, Maine. "On my way
home from work Tuesday night, in the town of Berwick, ME. I saw
a comet-like object, bluish-green in color with a long tail that
broke off into balls as it flew across the sky." It was much
larger than any shooting star that I've ever seen. It didn't
appear to be coming through the atmosphere like shooting stars
do, but seemed like it might be a few thousand feet up. It also
was traveling much much slower than any shooting star I've ever
seen! Thanks to Thomas McFarland at nightowl@together.net.


PENNSYLVANIA

SMETHPORT -- Monday night, March 15, 1999, several glowing UFOs
were sighted in northern Pennsylvania near Highway 59 about 123
miles southeast of Erie. "A woman driving home to Bradford, PA
looked up to see a blue streak racing across the sky."
"Confirmation has come from Doris Ladlee, who was sitting at
Gallico Crossing in Smethport and Sandy Bennett. "Doris tells us
she was sitting at the crossroads at 11:31 p.m. when, 'the car
lit up like broad daylight, and I saw a great big ball of fire.'
A dazzling array of sparks followed as the object dropped. She
said she was looking eastward at the time, and the object had a
head and a tail like a comet. There was no noise. It appeared to
be heading (northeast) towards Port Allegany." "I thought that
maybe a plane blew up," she added. Her son also saw it a couple
of miles to the south. To him, it looked like a blue streak
across the sky--not a fireball like she had seen." "'It looked
kind of like a big bright firework, only it was too high up in
the sky to have been that,' Doris reported. "Mercedes tells us
''I saw the large flash. I thought it might be helicopters but
there was no noise.'" "Sandy Bennett said she was driving into
Wilcox when she saw 'a big round ball. I think it had a blue
fire thing after it, and sparkles. It went up very fast. (See
the Bradford, Pa. Era for March 23, 1999.) Thanks to Scott
Corrales, and UFO Roundup Vol. 4 #13, 4/28/99 Joe Trainor
Editor.


NORTH CAROLINA

CAMDEN -- On Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at 7:30 p.m., Jared R.
driving on Highway 343 saw something strange hurtling across the
night sky 165 miles east of Raleigh. "A bright object, traveling
left to right across our field of view, at a descending angle,
appeared to be glowing from friction like an object reentering
Earth's atmosphere," Jared reported. "Had a vapor trail and a
fire trail, much like a shooting star."Object moved much slower
than a shooting star and although it seemed to be burning from
friction with the atmosphere, it never got smaller or burned
out." "The color was blue-white. The speed was comparable to a
jet aircraft that might have been making a low pass. As it got
lower and to our right, the view was blocked by trees. It gave
the appearance of being five to ten miles from our position,
somewhere over Elizabeth City (NC)." Thanks to Jim Hickman of
Skywatch International.


SOUTH CAROLINA

CHARLESTON -- A Professor teaching in a small, private
university writes, "I would like to keep my name anonymous." I
was standing on the porch of my beach house, at Folly Beach, SC,
looking out at the ocean. It was the middle of August just after
sunset on a clear night when I happened to notice this cylinder
floating from west over my left shoulder. It was moving east out
over the ocean. At the time I compared it to an old style car
fuse, a tube, and flat at both ends. It had lights (windows?)
running the length of the body and no wings. It was flying
"point" first like an arrow, but had a weird kind of a "float"
to it. I chalked it up as some sort of blimp, but later saw a
picture on a web site of a similar object that had been taken in
Georgia. That one, however, didn't feature lights along the
length of the body. The description above matches mine, and I
find it odd that this is at least the third "cigar" type craft
that I've read about reported in the southeast over the last
year. Anyway, the object finally faded out over the ocean after
being in view at least four minutes.


GEORGIA

William I. McNeff Assistant State Director of Minnesota MUFON
writes regarding the Georgia March 13, 1999, sighting reported
in Files #11 that states.  "--three greenish-blue rectangles
"sitting" in front of a ridge line only a half-a-mile away.
Looking at 220 degrees, the identical rectangles had an apparent
length equal to the moon." In this northern portion of Troup
County, on at least one occasion, steady, glowing green lights
have been found in and on top of the soil. It can be speculated
that biological or Piezoelectric activity may be creating
strange lighting patterns." Mc Neff writes, "I have a BSEE
degree and a long-standing interest in science and physics, and
I know of no natural aerial phenomenon that can produce a
near-perfect rectangle." Biological activity can produce near
perfect spheres (oranges, grapes, swarms of insects, etc.), as
can piezoelectric activity (earth strains may produce balls of
electricity like ball lightning). These natural forms typically
depart from the spherical shape by either flattening at the
poles, to the point that the object becomes cookie-shaped, or
stretching at the poles, to the point that it becomes a cigar
shape. In my opinion, the rectangle shape indicates manufacture
by intelligent beings, as does the sudden switching off the
three lights. Thanks to William McNeff WILLIAM.I.MCNEFF@cdev.com


CALIFORNIA

LA VERNE -- Neal reports: I just have to get this into someone's
hands, because I'm clueless, myself. The story may sound a bit
outlandish, but I can't help it. It's the truth. Yesterday
morning (Monday 29 March 1999) at 04:00 AM, I awoke with a
start. My room was rattling as if there were an earthquake. I
looked out my window and saw something I'd never seen before.
There was a bright orange sphere way up in the eastern sky. It
was moving westward. As it seemed extremely high from my vantage
point, it's speed across the sky startled me. I was more
startled when it stopped and hovered. After a moment, it began
to soar southbound. Eventually, it stopped again, hovering
silently way up in the sky. I was shocked. All my life I've been
fascinated with UFO's and the paranormal. This was the first
time any of it entered my reality. So, I woke my family up. My
mother, father, and two brothers all saw the same thing: the
sphere hovering in the sky. Then it started doing something
particularly interesting. It let loose several projectiles that
each went a different direction and then it simply vanished.
Winked out, so to speak. I searched for it in the sky with
binoculars but didn't find it. I spotted something totally
different. It was odd, Grey cube-like object, but had rounded
corners. It was truly immense! My naked eye could see it against
the dark sky but only barely. And it rotated as it floated to
the horizon. I didn't know what to make of all this. I called
NASA in the morning. They directed me to the US Space Command,
where I was told that it wasn't "space debris. They directed me
to you and to the National UFO Network. I would simply like to
know what it was, and whether or not there are others out there
who have seen something similar. Thanks to SirNeal@aol.com

ANTIOCH -- In northern California, a UFO flap took place on
Highway 4 about 45 miles east of San Francisco on March 11,
1999, around 9:00 PM. "Joan Garter and a score of other East
County residents stopped dead in their tracks to observe some
mysterious glowing lights hovering over Delta in the northeast
skies." 'They were very bright white color, 'I think they were
like airline towers. There was nothing attached to them. They
were like something floating.' She reported the sighting to the
Times newsroom. Kyle Bennett, rejected the explanation that it
was an airplane or a helicopter. The only thing I might buy is
that it was a hot-air balloon. It was all lit up. Bennett, who
pulled over on Highway 4 with other drivers to observe the
sight, said there were five lights. 'They were perfectly
separated, almost in an upside-down U-shape, and the one in the
middle was the brightest,' Bennett said." "Over ten minutes, the
lights dimmed and went out one at a time after they appeared to
drop flares." (See the Contra Costa Times for March 12, 1999)
"Strange lights seen hovering over Delta," by Charles Levin.
Thanks to Gerry Lovell.


STRANGE CONTRAILS OVER NEW JERSEY PENNSYLVANIA

PITTSBURG -- In the last several weeks strange contrails have
been reported over many parts of the US. Stan Gordon writes
"When this activity began, the skies were blue and clear, but as
multiple contrails began to fill the sky, they did not appear to
quickly dissipate, and the sky in some areas seemed to hold the
contrail matter for an extended time. The jets seemed to be
doing some maneuvers and several X patterns were observed. I
received a report that similar activity was noticed over the
Oakland suburb of Pittsburgh just after noontime."

PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Quinn March 30, 1999, I live in the
scenic town of Chadds Ford only 5 minutes flight time from
Philadelphia International Airport. For over a month now I have
witnessed the grid like contrails being formed on a REGULAR
basis. At first I thought it was vapor trails from the jets
themselves but their crossing patterns defied that explanation.
Jets do not cross one another in flight=97 not if they practice
safety. These contrails develop the characteristic haze after
they spread out. Thanks to CQuinn5630@aol.com

NEW JERSEY -- Chuck and Cathie Warren saw the contrails over New
Jersey not far from the Philadelphia Airport and became
concerned. Chuck took numerous photographs on Wednesday, March
17, 1999, at 9:00 AM that appear unusual. Some of the contrails
are in a crisscross pattern with others in parallel lines. These
may be viewed at the Website at www.wrfieger.com/contrails.htm.
Thanks to cewncew@jersey.net (CewnCew)


THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

ATLANTIC CITY -- Lacy McCrary of the Philadelphia Inquirer
writes: The truth is out here. It is in a hospitality room of a
boardwalk hotel, with some old salts sitting around
white-clothed tables laughing at reports that their ship was
involved in a top-secret World War II experiment. Sailors who
served on the USS Eldridge, the ship that legend says vanished
briefly in 1943 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, met here this
week for their first reunion in 53 years and spent part of their
time joking about the so-called Philadelphia Experiment. The
Eldridge, they said yesterday, may well have been invisible to
Philadelphia because it was never in Philadelphia. The ship's
log and several veterans who were on the ship from its launching
on July 25, 1943, at Port Newark, NJ, say it called on many East
Coast ports, but never Philadelphia. Two movies, two books and
several Web sites have kept the myth about the Eldridge alive.
As the story goes, the destroyer escort was surrounded by a
greenish fog, disappeared for a few minutes, then reappeared.
But none of the veterans believes it. "I think it's somebody's
pipe dream," said Ed Wise, 74, of Salem, Indiana. Ted Davis, 72,
of Grand Island, Nebraska was more emphatic. "It never
happened," he said. Bill Van Allen, 84, who was executive
officer and then captain of the Eldridge in 1943 and 1944, said
he never saw any sign of experiments aboard the ship. The Navy
said it had received so many inquiries through the years about
the Philadelphia Experiment -- the title of a 1984 movie, a 1993
sequel and two books -- that it prepared and sends out a fact
sheet. The Navy said the myth dated to 1955 with the publication
of The Case for UFO's by the late Morris K. Jessup that claimed
the ship become invisible and was "teleported" to and from
Norfolk, Va., in a few minutes with some terrible aftereffects
for crew members. Research during the war was conducted on
degaussing [demagnetizing] experiments which have the effect of
making a ship undetectable or 'invisible' to magnetic mines,"
but not invisible to the eye.


CAUS NEEDS EVIDENCE

CAUS now has an opportunity, with its lawsuits against the
Department of Defense and the individual States, to take UFOs
out of the realm of entertainment, and into the light of the
courtroom. CAUS now has an opportunity to take another nail out
of the coffin of secrecy and reveal the truth of our contact
with another intelligence. But in order to do this, CAUS needs
evidence. Evidence in the form of expert testimony; evidence in
the form of eyewitnesses; evidence in the form of videos;
evidence in the form of photos; and evidence in the form of
physical artifacts. AFFIDAVITS The following e-mail from M.S. is
an example of the support CAUS requires: "I'm the woman who
witnessed a triangular craft in Lemont, IL. with my daughter on
3/11/99. I am so sorry that it has taken me this long to write
to you. I have downloaded the governors letter and affidavit
form today. I will have the affidavit notarized tomorrow, and
will mail all to you. CAUS has received 9 affidavits and cannot
emphasize more the need for affidavits from eyewitnesses. If you
live in Arizona, CAUS needs your affidavit if you were a witness
to any type of UFO or Personal Contact Experience. If you live
outside of Arizona CAUS needs your affidavit if you were an
eyewitness to a triangular UFO only. The affidavit form can be
found on the CAUS Website: http://caus.org.


ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE WEAPONS

Kent Steadman, Editor of ORBIT writes High Power Electromagnetic
Pulse generation techniques and High Power Microwave technology
have matured to the point where practical E-bombs
(Electromagnetic bombs) are becoming technically feasible, with
new applications in both Strategic and Tactical Information
Warfare. The development of conventional E-bomb devices allows
their use in non-nuclear confrontations. This paper discusses
aspects of the technology base, weapon delivery techniques and
proposes a doctrinal foundation for the use of such devices in
warhead and bomb applications.  Thanks to Ken Steadman ORBIT
http://members.aol.com/phikent/orbit/orbit.html


FOOTAGE FROM STS-61 (Hubble Telescope Repair Mission) -

Paul Anderson Director and founder of the Millennium Project
states. "Considering recent new interest in incredible UFO video
footage from the Space Shuttle STS-48 and 80, I have decided to
re-release some related compelling footage on the STS-61 the
Hubble Telescope Repair Mission of December 1993." There are at
least 13 "significant events" showing possible UFO activity.
Event #1: Bright, fast moving object crossing view of Earth in
night shot over Gulf of Mexico. Event #2: Bright "flashes" below
shuttle, over Houston area that was probably lightning. Event
#3: Two fast moving "projectiles" move diagonally across screen,
one following the other, in similar trajectory and direction and
at (apparently) similar speed. Event #4: One bright object
moving horizontally across screen, another light "flashing" in
distance, out beyond the telescope that was released from the
shuttle. Event #5: Slow moving light "flashing" out past shuttle
with a view of open cargo bay. Second object "flashing"
brightly. Third (non flashing) object slowly approaches the
second flashing object. Limb of earth now in clear view. Event
#6: Bright, slow moving object approaches limb of earth. Night
time shot with a low light camera. Background stars appear to
move "away" from limb of earth; object moves in opposite
direction. Event #7: Dim "flashing" light in space behind
astronauts working on telescope. Event #8: Three or four
"strobing" lights out beyond telescope. Another bright object on
other side of screen. Event #9: Couple of objects moving behind
astronauts as they work on telescope. Event #10: Two objects
"strobing," in an alternating manner and maintaining position;
third dimmer object moving away from them. Telescope in full
view. Event #11: Bright object moves slowly behind astronauts.
Event #12: Bright object near limb of earth, slowly moving
downward. Event #13: "Disk" with dark center seen as camera
zooms in on region of space near earth. These events were
sometimes filmed during periods of little or no shuttle activity
and often the camera will pan off when events are occurring.
Thanks to Paul Anderson editor Millennium Report 3/1/99.


ABDUCTIONS

John Thompson MUFON State Section Director writes there seems to
be many views on abductions, but we all seem to be encountering
much of the same data. The investigator's slant has much to do
with it. Left-wingers probably believe more in the space
brothers while right-wingers are more prone to look at the
negative evil aspects of it. The fact that no one can get around
is that there is no conclusive physical evidence of anything
happening. When you consider there was no evidence 1000 years
ago either--and the stories are similar--it seems to be
consistent that the evidence has never been there. It is
tempting to say all the phenomenon is of one origin: INT or ET.
But I go out on a limb on this and say both of it is real. I
base this on numerous personal investigations. Most longtime
investigators start off blaming ET for the abductions. As they
dive into the subject more, they start leaning towards the
inner-dimensional angle. Whitney, Jacques, Raymond and others
come to mind. Then they start coming back to the ET
thesis--because that is really what every good UFO investigator
wants to believe; so much simpler! The fact is we got to sort
aliens from UFOs. And there is where the main complication comes
in: If you accept nuts and bolts craft are coming here from
another planet then, why don't the occupants of the ships ever
come outside? We send unmanned ships to Mars, so its possible
the craft observed are do not contain aliens. Folks see UFOs,
and then shadow like creatures in their bedroom and,
understandably, presume those beings are the same creatures that
piloted the strange lights they saw a few months ago. Its a
hell-of-a predicament, that's for sure! But frankly, I wouldn't
write our uneducated ancestors off as being wrong on this
matter. While they may not have college degrees, they were much
more attuned to nature than us. Put it this way: Who do you
think would know more about where to find plants and food for
survival and locate stars and planets better for navigation? An
Indian or hunter who lived in the woods his entire life, or you
or me? I think the answer is simple! I think even a sheepherder
of today would have us beat! Which individual would be more
likely to meet these strange creatures: A farmer living in an
isolated hut on the edge of dark woods or an office-worker in a
crowded subdivision? Another simple answer! These folks while
not understanding what "demons, fairies, gnomes, trolls, ghosts,
spooks, dwarfs, etc." constituted, certainly had more experience
to draw on by living in or closer to the raw elements. We have
lost that sensibility, living indoors and taking a total
scientific approach to everything. While "dicing and slicing" is
good, I think this phenomenon has been around since man or
earlier and your raw instincts count for something. So what came
first: The egg or the chicken? Is this all demon stuff that is
now incorrectly being called extraterrestrial or were our
ancestors in the wilds entirely wrong on what they thought it
was? As I said, I am on a limb but I believe and INTs coexist at
times on the same playing fields. Where I disagree with some
investigators is that I think the vast majority of alien
sightings are of the INT variety as opposed to ETs. I don't have
an answer on why those ET creatures don't get off their ships
often but, maybe -- like our Mars missions -- most of the ET
UFOs we see carry no occupants. Nah. I really don't believe
that. I have no answer! Thanks to John Thompson. Editors Note:
Many of our investigators are seriously questioning the concept
of alien abductions. Does anyone know of even one person we can
question that actually saw an abduction in progress?

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