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Filer's Files #14

From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 12:59:29 EDT
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Subject: Filer's Files #14


Filer's Files #14 --1999,  MUFON Skywatch Investigations 
George A. Filer,   MUFON Eastern Director,
April 9, 1999,  Majorstar@aol.com  (609) 654-0020



MUFON SUPPORTS BALLOT INITIATIVE TO END
UFO SECRECY

In a letter entered into the Congressional Record in 1960,
retired Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, first CIA head,
urgently warned Congress to take UFO reports seriously. His
concern: misidentifying Unidentified Flying Objects as enemy
hostiles could trigger a nuclear response from Cold War
adversaries. In 1989, the Soviet Union echoed that concern in
a publication, "Soviet Military Review." Today, public opinion
polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans
believe the government knows more than it lets on; their
conclusion adds to the cynicism corrosive of the trust
necessary to democratic institutions. Yet Congress does
nothing. In a bold effort to gain congressional attention, the
Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is supporting ballot initiatives for
next year's elections in various states that permit legislation
by direct and indirect initiatives through voter petitions. Voters
-- actual voters (people that politicians do heed) -- will be
asked to officially proclaim 2000 the Year of UFO Awareness,
urging open congressional hearings. (Scores of current and
former military personnel, et al., stand ready to present sworn
testimony based on personal knowledge, if granted immunity
by waiver of security oaths.) Perhaps the New Millennium can
afford Congress some political cover to be at least open to
the possibilities.

"Direct initiative" produces laws (like a proclamation) when
the people directly place (by petition) proposals on the ballot,
submit them to the voters, and win their approval. Currently,
16 states offer the direct initiative: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming. "Indirect initiative" produces law
when the people submit the proposal to the state legislature
during a regular session, and win approval. Seven states offer
the indirect initiative: Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Nevada, Ohio, Utah, and Washington. "Formidable hurdles,
such as gathering tens of thousands of petition signatures, lie
ahead," said MUFON international director Walter H. Andrus,
Jr. "But if you believe, as MUFON does, that our constitutional
republic depends on an informed citizenry, and that the UFO
problem has as much political presence as it has scientific
promise, then join us in this effort." With chapters in nearly
every state and in 45 foreign countries, MUFON, founded in
1969, serves as the world's largest member organization
dedicated to the scientific study of UFO reports. Andrus
concluded: "Tell your congressman you support this 'UFO
ballot initiative.' Tell us, too. Help make a difference." Editor's
Note: I was glad to support the initiative.

NEW JERSEY

ROBBINSVILLE -- Plan2trvl writes, "I believe I made a
positive UFO sighting on March 6, 1999. The craft appeared
west of me just under whatever bright stars there is out there
tonight. It traveled west to east, then banked to the south. As it
did I saw its underside with four equally bright lights in a
pattern, but no red or green lights, and no sound. The sky was
clear with broken clouds. Air traffic was heavy since, the Mc
Guire Air Force Base traffic is probably due to Kosovo. Did
any one else see this? Thanks to Plan2trvl, 890-6947

PENNSYLVANIA

KING OF PRUSSIA. A professional investigator and her
friend a doctor observed an unidentified object on March 30,
1999, coming back from supper at 10:35 PM. She said, We
had a sighting tonight. My friend was with me and he
observed the object also. I told him, look up there at 11:00
high. Look at those lights! He said, "It's just a plane." I said,
"NO IT'S NOT! When have you seen lights blinking in a
circular motion?" "It's a UFO!" He then said, well, it could be a
helicopter. Then I told him to look to the right of the object,
that's a helicopter. "Well, whatever it is, it is moving fast," he
said. I then said, "I rest my case, - right up here in the King of
Prussia area again." I have a habit of looking up to the sky at
this intersection, you get a good view of the sky. It was
headed southwest from King of Prussia towards the airport in
Philly. We lost sight of it due to trees. We weren't able to
make out a shape, but the lights appeared to be on the
bottom of the craft, one white and one red, they were blinking
off quickly in a circular rotation. Total duration of the sighting
was about 45 seconds. Thanks to J. R. Gillis MUFON
Investigator/ResearcherMS 228-897-9012

MISSISSIPPI

SOUTHAVEN -- J. Michael Long reports a resident of
Southaven, Mississippi saw an unusual flying object that he
describes as a "Little Orb." The observer was standing on his
driveway at 6:45 PM on or about March 31, 1999. The object
was low to the horizon in the northern sky and appeared to
wobble. The orb was observed flying around in the sky and
changing directions. Thanks to J. Michael Long at
msufo@juno.com

MICHIGAN

UNIONVILLE -- The Marlette Leader Newspaper by Stacy
Langley reports that unusual sightings have been the talk of
town and several surrounding communities as residents
compare stories and probe officials about the weird light
spotted in the skies last week. The past few years, sightings
of unidentified objects in the sky have been quite common
and without much explanation. Adiel DeBoever said he was
the first person to call Tuscola County Central Dispatch
around 8:30 p.m. March 16 just after he spotted the lights in
the sky hovering over his home. DeBoever said they were
bright orange in color and looked to be shining from inside
the object. "The lights were not like a spotlight shinning down
from the sky, but they were very noticeable," he said. The
siting was just one of five reported that night by area residents
who say they saw the unidentified flying object(s). DeBoever,
who lives on Cottage Drive, says the lights would just blink out
of sight and then come back on, but the object seemed to
remain in the same place the whole time. DeBoever the lights
were half a mile away to the east just above the Department
of Natural Resources wetlands when he saw them. "They
spanned about the entire length of a football field. There were
two sets of light clusters which were bright orange. The larger
one could have been further away, he said. When my nephew
came out of the house I said, '"Eddie, there's a UFO in the
sky' just joking and then the light blinked out, but came on this
time." "It appeared to separate into six other lights and they all
moved and stopped in the shape of a large triangle object
which then appeared to rotate on its axis."

DeBoever wasn't alone in the sightings. Central Dispatch
reports a call came in at 8:57 PM from a Juanita Township
resident who reported seeing orange lights in the sky. Callers
from Novesta, Township Fremont Township and the Fairgrove
area followed. The caller described seeing orange lights in
the shape of a football field, a Z-shaped formation in the sky.
Thanks to Brad Sparks and Jeffrey S. Westover who spoke
with TV-5 news reporter Jay Brandow before this sighting
was published in the Marlette Leader 3/31/99 and following
the TV-5 broadcast. Brandow told me that Selfridge had sent
two F-16's into the area."

MINNESOTA

DEEP RIVER -- Nan Deressa writes that, "My eye was
caught by a posting by a college professor in Charleston, SC.
He states he saw an elongated Cigar shaped object with
lights running the length of the vehicle. This description also
fits a sighting in 1991, on Highway 2 west of Duluth, was seen
by 6 tourists and a pair of Deputies. It was lit along the mid
section and looked like a 'hot dog' bun with the lights
sandwiched between the two halves. My mate and I saw the
same vehicle up on Co. 4 on the 9th of October 1992. The
craft had a black band around the middle and appeared
definitely silver metallic with the sun gleaming off the surface.
This area is designated Beaver Military Operations Area on
aeronautical maps. Thanks to. Manuel Colunga-Hernandez,
mannynan@paulbunyan.net

CANADA

TORONTO =96 A UFO made two more appearances last week
near Canada's largest city. On Sunday, March 28, 1999,
Aaron W. "was out with a friend in when we saw a glowing orb
over the Lakeview Generating Station" located two kilometers
from the Toronto city limits at about 8:00 PM. "It was a bright,
gold-colored light that hovered for five minutes, then split into
five separate lights and disappeared below the horizon,"
Aaron reported. The following evening at 8:45 PM, he was out
again at Lake Ontario on a beach in Rattray Marsh. I looked
to the northwest, and I saw a bright red light streak across the
sky.

ONTARIO -- UFOs were reported throughout province during
March of 1999, with many sightings around Sudbury and Elliot
Lake. On March 14, 1999, at 3:40 PM, a motorist driving from
Elliot Lake to Provincial Highway 17 "reported seeing a white
cone-shaped object moving across the sky from west to east.
The front end was squared off. On March 12, 1999, a boy
living in Sudbury a city 260 miles north of Toronto, looked out
his bedroom window at 10:00 PM, and saw a triangular
object in the night sky. It had three colored lights--one at each
corner. One light was red and the other two were white. He
also noticed a fourth light in the center of the craft--a smaller
red light which was moving around in a circular pattern. He
said the triangular craft was about as big as an aspirin (held)
at arm's length."

GARSON -- On March 13, 1999, a witness saw a big, round
object moving slowly across the sky in a northwesterly
direction at 1:05 AM. He said, It blinked four times before
disappearing and described it as being 'lime green in color,
oval-shaped and as large as a garbage can cover held at a
distance of 15 feet.' On March 15, 1999, at around 3:00 PM,
two men ice-fishing on Dunlop Lake, "saw a glare moving
across the sky." They described the UFO as "the object was
a lot bigger than a plane" and "it was a silver bullet-type
thing." Both the top and the lower halves were reflecting
sunlight, he said, but the middle section was blurry." On March
20, 1999, two women driving east on Highway 17 from Sault
Sainte Marie "saw what looked like a bright star in the sky at
around 3:00 AM. Then it suddenly came down at tremendous
speed and flew past their car. The witness, who was in the
passenger seat, said that as the large ball of light flew past
the car, sparks were shooting off from end to end. She looked
back through the rear window to see the object, and it
stopped and hovered above the road." Thanks to MUFON
Ontario, Sudbury Section, and Errol Bruce-Knapp / UFO
ROUNDUP Vol. 4 #13 4/4/99, Editor Joe Trainor

FLORIDA

For several hours I talked on the phone to k.t. Frankovich, who
is an especially credible and well-qualified wild life expert.
She is a writer and has made numerous films while traveling
around the world to study dangerous animals. In early 1992,
she moved into her apartment in South Dade, Florida that had
an inscription on the front door, stating "MAY GOD PROTECT
US." She was also warned by neighbors, that very scary
things go on in the Lime Grove behind her home! k.t. had
studied and worked with alligators, snakes, and some of the
worlds most dangerous animals. To her standards a lime
grove is tame in comparison to swamps and wild jungles.
Despite the warnings, she often took her four attack dogs for
a walk in the miles of thick trees. Since two dogs are easier
to handle, she took two of her attack dogs for a walk at sunset
in May of 1992. The grove was abandoned and only
sporadically had she seen a few lime-pickers. At dusk, there
was never anyone else there. This evening k.t. has the
shadows lengthened she saw a few wild rabbits. Then she
suddenly felt that someone was watching but she felt
protected by her aggressive black Labrador and giant
schnauzer. Both dogs seemed to enjoy their walk as they got
into the isolated area not far from woods behind the
Metro-Zoo. Suddenly, she heard someone chopping down a
tree! She stopped and looked around. The dogs did not bark
and stood at her side. Normally they bark at the slightest
noise. The chopping sound started again and k.t. stated,

"Thirty feet away was the strangest looking creature I had ever
seen! Strangely both dogs laid down and put their heads on
the ground. The 'being' was alone, and only stood about 4'9"
tall. I am 5'3" tall, and with me were my two very large,
aggressive dogs. I must have appeared very frightening and
intimidating to the strange creature staring back at me. I didn't
want to frighten the creature away. I had always loved animals
and had never hurt them. They stared at each other for a long
time. Neither of them moved nor did the dogs. K.t. sensed,
whatever this creature was, it was a male. He had strong
muscular legs, and his skin was grayish-pink. It was a smooth
texture like a dolphin. It seemed to glisten and appear
non-porous. He had dark brown almond shaped eyes. His
head was an inverted pear-shape with a narrow chin and no
hair. He had a skinny little neck. The mouth, nose and ears
were all tiny. His arms were long with no muscle and
reminded her of the arms of an orangutan ape. His neck was
thinner than ours and again, had no muscle tone. His hands
were also like an those of an orangutan ape, but there were 6
long fingers on each on each hand. This was not a
homo-sapien or human! Next week we will continue her story.
If you can't wait, the rest of the story her story is at:
http://members.aol.com/KFrnkovich/index.html. Thanks
to k.t. Frankovich. Editors Note: Why were aliens breaking
branches of the growing lime trees. They must use them for
something, possibly for food because all the branches were
taken away. Couple this with the Elk kidnapping case in
Washington, cattle mutilations and the like, it appears to me
they might be foraging for food or building materials.

GERMANY

MAYEN -- My name is Stephan Marzi, I am 14 years old and
come from Mayen in western Germany. On February 11,
1998, I saw an UFO. I filmed it on my videocamera in the
afternoon. It was flat and silver. This UFO was filmed at 15x
zoom. Editor's Note: We would like to review your video here
in the US. Many of the photographs and videos turn out to be
inconclusive due to distance, failure to film the background
and other technical problems. Thanks to
Stephan.Marzi@t-online.de (Stephan Marzi)

TWA FLIGHT 800 WAS DESTROYED BY
MISSILE?

Commander William S. Donaldson, a retired US Navy
Aviation Mishap Analyst supported by former Admiral Moorer
claims that he and his group have proof that a MANPADS
(Man Portable Air Defense Systems) or shoulder-fired missile
was responsible for downing of Flight 800. He claims they
can now prove, before a jury or Congress, that the aircraft
was shot down. Donaldson claims that in 1996, surrogates
from rogue states had access to in mid-eastern weapons
bazaars. $50,000 would buy a Chinese Vanguard, a deadly
new long range missile upgraded from US Stinger technology
transferred to the Chinese in the early 90's. MANPADS
missiles had already claimed 26 civil transport aircraft and
was only a matter of time before a US Flag carrier would be
targeted and hit. In 1994, Maryland State Police found a fully
armed French Mistral MANPADS missile ready to fire under
a busy northeastern air route. In 1995, Iranian surrogate's car
bombed US troops in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and later
smuggled MANPADS missiles into the US from across the
Canadian border. Iranian officials warned the Administration
that they considered enactment of the Iran/Libya Sanctions
Act tantamount to an act of war! The Iranian Supreme Council
approved attacks on major American targets. In June of 1996,
a huge truck bomb was deployed against the US Air Force
barracks complex at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. Three
weeks later, TWA Flight 800 was shot down only hours after
an explicit warning of an attack was received in London and
Washington. Despite overwhelming forensic evidence of a
weapon impact in the number two main tank of the left wing
and witness testimony of a missile attack, the Administration
would not fund military missile experts or allow the FBI to trawl
for missile parts until after the November 1996 elections.
Thanks to Commander William S. Donaldson Read the entire
amazing document at:
http://www.aci.net/kalliste/twa_clinton_coverup.htm

CENTER FOR PHYSICAL TRACE RESEARCH

Ted Phillips responded to my questions concerning the
February Elk abduction by a UFO in Washington State. With
a database of 4,000+ trace events, one clearly sees three
primary types of objects reported. The Elk case (a very, very
interesting event) falls right into the Group 1.....Small
hemispherical objects, 4 to 12 feet in diameter, 4 to 5 feet
thick, glowing brightly at night, showing a metallic surface in
daylight. These objects rarely touch the ground but remain
stationary 1 to 5 feet above ground surface. External details,
such as "vents" or "extensions" have been reported. They are
reported as silent, humming, whistling, rumbling (at hover).
This type of object leaves traces such as 4 to 12 ft rings which
are burnt or dehydrated. Tree damage has been reported.
Animal & human reaction (sometimes quite extreme
reactions) are often reported. This type of trace related object
clearly is quite similar to the Elk object, I've tried to obtain all
details possible on this case-with little luck so far. As far as
weight estimates--that's a tough one as they don't touch
ground.

The Delphos, Kansas and Langenburg, Saskatchewan
objects (to name but a few) were quite similar in description.
The comment I received the object was only slightly larger
than the elk would indicate a diameter of around 8 feet, I
would like to see a sketch of the elk object in order to see if
the thickness would be around 5 feet. I find this case of
tremendous interest as it seems to fit the Group 1 so closely.
As far as abductions and trace cases--no I have not seen any
direct links in the high strangeness cases, the Delphos case
would come closest. Before the elk I started looking into
levitation cases involving traces and have numerous events in
which humans, animals, and vehicles were lifted or at least an
attempt was made to lift these items. It would appear that the
"little guys" are not so smart after all as they seem to have lots
of problems lifting such objects from the ground (as indicated
with the elk). Thanks to Ted Phillips at theo2042@gte.net
(Ted Phillips)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE ENCOUNTER

Many of my friends doubt the existence of UFOs. I asked that
they listen to Sam Sherman's audio documentary tape called
THE EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE ENCOUNTER. Sam
took authentic voice recordings from the Department of the
Air Force, Air Technical Intelligence at Wright Patterson Air
Force Base. They provided recordings of declassified audio
records on a UFO event that took place at Edwards Air Force
Base in California on the night of October 7, 1965. It was
given the code name: "The Incident." During this event 12
high tech luminous UFOs invaded secure air space and came
down low over the runways at Edwards AFB, where tower
operator Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the
Western Air Defense Command. I have met and spoken to
Sorrels who is heard on the original tapes and in a new
segment in which he verifies the event as is heard on the
archival recordings. What is heard are actual military
personnel, including pilots in planes, spotting the luminous
"UFOBs" and deciding a course of action! F-106 Interceptors
are sent up after the objects by the base UFO officer. The
UFOs are heard to clearly evade the planes at 40,000 foot
altitude.
My friends were surprised learn there had been UFO Officers
and valid chases of these craft. Hear it for yourself, its
probably the best tape ever made and its record of a real
event.
THE EDWARDS AIR FORCE ENCOUNTER, with Chuck
Sorrels present, was used to brief members of Congress
about the UFO reality. I suggest you play them loud on your
hi-fi stereo in a darkened room for maximum effect. The cost
of the tape is $14.95 each plus $2.00 for shipping -- total
$16.95 -- the buyer can send either a personal check or
money order to: INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL, Box 565,
Dept. GF, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857. This a great tape
to listen to with your friends. Have a party!

MUFON JOURNAL For more detailed investigative reports
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