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UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 4, Number 15 [Full Version]

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Subject: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 4, Number 15 [Full Version]

Volume 4, Number 15
April 12, 1999
Editor: Joseph Trainor


A diamond-shaped UFO is being blamed for the unexplained
collapse of a theatre roof in Kimberley, British Columbia,
Canada (population 6,531).

The incident took place around midnight on Friday, March 5,

According to the East Kootenay Weekly, "A diamond-shaped UFO
covered with flashing lights may have been responsible for the
collapse of the McKim Theatre roof in Kimberley two weeks ago."

"That's the rumor setting the ski town a-buzz after about five
witnesses reported seeing strange lights drifting slowly above
the Bavarian City around midnight March 5."

"Fuelling speculation were reports of an unusual 'light show'
spotted directly over the theatre roof just a few hours before
its as-yet-unexplained collapse."

The UFO was first sighted at 10 p.m. when "Home care worker Gail
Shay had just returned from work to her apartment at the Pioneer
Lodge on Church Street. As she prepared to retire, she watched
unusually bright lights hovering above the roof of the theatre."

"A second glance sent shivers up her spine."

"'It was like nothing I've ever seen before,' says Shay."

"'At first, it seemed that there was a crisscrossing spotlight
going up into the sky from the roof of the school. (Editor's
Note: The abandoned McKim Theatre is now an annex of Kimberley
Middle School.) It was glimmering, like the northern lights.
There were all these colours. Then the light spread out like a
mushroom cloud, exactly on the same spot where the roof is (now)

"'I was seeking through a list of possible explanations,' Shay
said. She decided she must be hallucinating and crawled quickly
into bed. 'I just kept thinking, Well, it's some unexplained
natural phenomena... I can accept lots, but this was too much,'
she said."

"Approximately one hour later, 68-year-old Ted Zawaski was
shaken out of a deep sleep by a phone call."

"At the other end of the line was a friend in Chapman Camp,
incoherently insisting that Zawaski take a look at the sky."

"After a few minutes, Zawaski said he was able to make sense of
his friend's words--a diamond-shaped UFO covered with flashing
lights was drifting slowly over the trees west of him."

"'The minute I saw it, I almost panicked, but because it was
like nothing ever seen on Earth,' said Zawaski, who lives in

"Excitedly swapping details with the friend in Chapman Camp,
Zawaski watched the object from 12:15 to 12:40 a.m. when it
drifted out of sight behind the trees."

"Zawaski admitted to being a bit of a UFO aficionado himself,
and has spotted four UFOs in the past 30 years-- in Austria,
Norway, near Calgary and Kimberley. However, the other three
witnesses claimed they had never seen one (before) and weren't

"Kimberley RCMP (Royal Candian Mounted Police--J.T.) received
several telephone calls that night about the phenomenon,
although they were unable to verify the sighting."

"'We're not about to speculate on the cause of the collapse, but
we've heard all kinds of tales, including UFO sightings on
Friday night,' said George Watson," director of School District
No. 6.

Located in the Purcell Mountains, Kimberley is on Provincial
Highway 95A about 520 miles (832 kilometers) east of Vancouver,
B.C. (See the East Kootenay Weekly for March 23, 1999, "Did a
UFO cause the new Kimberley School roof to collapse?" by
Christine Boyd.


On Friday, April 2, 1999, two Carabineros (officers of Chile's
national police) observed a UFO hovering above a nearby
mountaintop in Puerto Natales, a city located just north of the
Strait of Magellan.

According to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, "Two Carabineros
stationed at the 3rd Commissariat of Puerto Natales in the
extreme south of Chile claimed that they had seen an
unidentified flying object while beginning a patrol in the

"According to the witnesses, the UFO was seen on the morning of
Holy Friday (April 2). In their report, the officers, Sergeant
Humberto Punitanco and Corporal Sergio Said said they had seen
red, green and yellow lights on the object, which performed
several side-to-side displacements, as it hovered in the sky
near the summit of Mount Balmacoda."

"The object was visible from the highland section in the center
of Puerto Natales." (See the newspaper La Tercera for April 4,
1999. Muchas gracias a Diego Zuniga y Guillermo Alarcon para esa

On Tuesday morning, April 6, 1999, "a UFO with multicolored
lights was seen in Santiago de Chile," the national capital,
"just after 1 a.m., with reports of 'an extraordinary presence'
in the sky over the Estacion Central."

"In the barrio of Renca, a group of friends took a video of the
OVNI (Spanish acronym for UFO--J.T.) which spent the better part
of an hour circling Santiago. A close-up zoom image of the
object shows a strange form in the shape of a T." (See La
Tercera for April 7, 1999, "OVNI fue visto ayer en Santiago."
Muchas gracias a Diego Zuniga para eso historia.)


On Monday, March 8, 1999, residents of Chinchero, a village in
the Andes of Peru about 26 kilometers (16 miles) north of Cuzco,
reported seeing a glowing UFO land in a field on the edge of

When the Quechua people of the village visited the field the
following morning, "they found a large circular depression" in
the ground.

More reports came from Lago de Huaypo, an alpine lake located 15
kilometers (9 miles) west of Chinchero. Area residents claimed
to have seen "light ships entering and leaving" the remote lake.
(Editor's Note: Lago de Huaypo is a notorious UFO hot spot, with
many sightings there during 1967 and 1980.)

Researcher Kathy Doore stated that Chinchero "is the site of an
impressive Incan ceremonial complex located along the ceques
(ley lines) which radiate outward from the Curicancha (the
Incas' Temple of the Sun--J.T.) in Cuzco. Local legends tell of
strange beings interacting with the Quechua Indians of the area,
and of 'light ships' emerging and descending to and from the
watery depths of the lake." (Muchas gracia a Kathy Doore para
esas historias.)


On Sunday, April 4, 1999, at 8:10 a.m., Sra. Milton entered her
yard in the Jardim Saude section of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest
city. Suddenly, she noticed a strange silvery gleam in the sky.

"I saw an ovoid (round) metallic object in the sky near
Congonhas Airport," she reported, "It was reflecting the
sunlight. The object first stopped, then made an abrupt move and
stopped again. Then it returned to its first position."

While the silvery sphere hovered silently overhead, Sra. Milton
ran in the house to fetch her husband. "But when they emerged
from the house, the object was gone." (Muito obrigado a Thiago
Ticchetti por eso caso.)


On Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at 10:58 p.m., Stacy S. "was
looking through the second-story window of my home," near John
Parker Road in East Falmouth, Massachusetts (population 5,577)
when "I watched through the sheers strange double white lights
resembling car headlights, across the sky through the maple

"The craft came from the west, approximately at a 35 degree
angle. Unfortunately, I had it in view only four or five

"As it approached my house, I could see that this aircraft was
not making a sound. It was only slightly above the maple trees
in my front yard, moving with absolutely no noise. It had a
triangular shape with a large spotlight thing on each end of it
with pulsating red lights underneath it."

"My mind was thinking that it's just an airplane, but its
silence and fluid motion told me this was not so. As it rose
above the treeline, it shifted slightly to the right and flew
over our house until I could see it no longer."

"I am now convinced there are UFOs in the sky," Stacy added,
"This was like nothing I have ever seen."

East Falmouth is on Cape Cod, just off Route 28 about 75 miles
(120 kilometers) southeast of Boston. (Email Interview)


Two small towns in "the Thumb" of Michigan were the focus of UFO
activity Tuesday night, March 16, 1999.

"Adiel DeBoever said he was the first 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 this is the first time he's seen lights like
this. He said they were bright orange in color and looked to be
shining from the inside of an object."

"'The lights weren't like a spotlight shining down from the sky,
but they were very noticeable,' he said."

The sightings took place in Unionville, Michigan (population
590), a town on Highway 138 about 113 miles (181 kilometers)
north of Detroit.

"The sighting by DeBoever was just one of five reports that
night by area residents who say they saw an unidentified flying

"DeBoever, who lives on Cottage Drive near Unionville, said the
lights all blinked out of sight and then came back on."

"DeBoever thinks as far as distance, the lights probably were
over half a mile away to the east, just above a Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) wetland when he saw them."

"'They spread out the entire length of a football field. There
were two sets of lights which were bright orange. The large one
could be seen 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 lights blinked out, but came on again

"Officials at Tuscola County Central Dispatch say they have no
explanation for what the lights were that night...Shortly after
DeBoever's call, Central Dispatch received a call at 8:57 p.m.
from a Juanita township resident who reported seeing orange
lights in the sky."

"Just two minutes later, a Novesta township man called with
another sighting. Callers from Fremont township and the
Fairgrove area" (population 592), another town on Highway 138
approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest of Unionville,
"followed. The callers described seeing orange lights in the
shape of a football field, while the Fairgrove residents
reported seeing a Z-shaped formation in the sky."

"Officials from the Selfridge (Michigan) Air National Guard base
said they couldn't offer any explanation about the lights in the
sky and no sightings were reported to the base."

However, Michigan ufologist Jeffrey S. Westover interviewed news
reporter Jay Brandow of WNEM-TV, Channel 5, a CBS affiliate in
Saginaw, Michigan. Westover wrote, "Brandow told me that
Selfridge had sent two F-16s into the area" the night of the UFO
sightings. (See the newspapers Marlette, Mich. Leader and the
Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe, Mich. for March 31, 1999,
"Unusual sightings in the sky peak interest in The Thumb." Many
thanks to Jeffrey S. Westover for forwarding the newspaper


On Thursday morning, March 25, 1999, platoons of U.S. Marines,
Navy and Coast Guard personnel occupied the Hobbs Middle School
in Pensacola, Florida (population 58, 165)

According to the Pensacola, Fla. News-Journal, "The sleepy
atmosphere that pervades the grounds was broken at Hobbs Middle
School on Thursday morning by the sound of Marines, Navy and
Coast Guard pilots marching through the school's halls."

"While sixth graders in Lynnette Whitfield's geography class
were watching CNN reports of a NATO airstrike against
Yugoslavia, they heard a voice bark over the intercom, 'Military
personnel, take your classrooms.'"

"The mock takeover of Hobbs Middle School by pilots and flight
students from Whiting Field was a way to illustrate what martial
law is all about, said Lt. Troy Beshears, a Coast Guard pilot
assigned to Whiting Field Naval Air Station" in Pensacola.

"But once the sailors and Marines were in the classroom, their
mission was to teach for a day subjects such as math, science,
history and geography and give teachers a break."

"'We're going for the shock value initially,' said Navy Lt. Dan
Deutermann, 29, but in the classroom, we're showing the students
practical applications for what they're learning.'"

"Several students brought up questions about the Kosovo

"Seventh grader Corey Keenlan selected Yugoslavia when a Navy
ensign teaching geography asked students to name their favorite
European country."

"One of Whitfield's students, Julie McCool, said the presence of
the military personnel in her school made the news she'd been
watching from Yugoslavia seem a little more real."

"'I just don't want it to get much worse,' said Julie, (age)

"The visit is part of Whiting Field's Adopt-A-School program
controlled by Breshears." All personnel participating in the
"visit" were reportedly volunteers. (See the Pensacola, Fla.
News-Journal for March 26, 1999, story by Jenny LaCoste.)

(Editor's Comment: Were I a property-owning taxpayer in
Pensacola, I would be burning up the telephone lines to City
Hall, inquiring why my taxes are paying a teacher $25 per hour
to sit around twiddling their thumbs while military personnel do
the teaching for them. But worse than that is using those
children as "Serbian stand-ins" for a martial law training
exercise. Adopt-A-School Program, indeed. Sounds like something
Madeleine K. Albright dreamed up.)


"Bones of a woman found on California's Channel Islands might be
among the oldest human remains found so far in North America,
and they could support theories that the first Americans came by
sea rather than over a land bridge, scientists say."

"The bones of the so-called Arlington Springs woman are probably
13,000 years old, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday," April
11, 1999.

"That would make her slightly older than the oldest known
skeletons in North America, which were found in Montana, Idaho
and Texas." (Editor's Note: And about 2,000 years older than New
Mexico's "Folsom Man.")

"'Bottom line is, she may be the earliest inhabitant of North
America we have discovered. It's a find of national
significance,' said John Johnson, curator of anthropology at the
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, which is part of a team
researching the woman's bones."

"The work was described in a paper presented March 30 at the
Fifth California Islands Symposium at the museum."

"The remains--two thigh bones--were discovered at Arlington
Springs on Santa Rosa Island 40 years ago and kept at the Santa
Barbara museum."

"Recently researchers at the museum and Channel Islands National
Park conducted DNA and radiocarbon tests that were unavailable
when the bones were first found."

"One test produced an estimate that the bones are 11,000 years
old (about the same as Folsom Man--J.T.), and a second gives an
age of about 13,000 years, the Times said." (See USA Today for
April 12, 1999, "Recovered human bones may be oldest in North
America," page 19A.)


For years the famous bandleader Glenn Miller, whose plane
disappeared on December 15, 1944, has been part and parcel of
UFO lore.

Miller, whose hit tunes of the 1940s included In The Mood and
Chattanooga Choo-Choo, was the subject of many unusual theories,

(A) His plane was shot down by a "foo fighter" (mid-1940s name
for UFOs--J.T.) over the English Channel.

(B) His plane was halted by a tractor beam and hauled aboard a
gigantic flying saucer.

(C) He was abducted by small aliens from his hotel in the
Montmartre section of Paris.

(D) His distinctive eyeglasses, with the monogram GM, were among
the debris found in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico in July

The truth, however, is much more mundane than that. Miller's
plane crashed as a result of a horrifying military mishap over
the Channel.

The night of December 15, 1944, Miller boarded a
single-propellor-engine Norseman D-64, which was to fly him to
Paris for a band concert.

Meanwhile, a four-engine Royal Air Force Lancaster bomber--one
of the hundreds sent to Germany that night by RAF Bomber
Command--developed engine trouble over France and was granted
permission to return to their base in East Anglia, UK.

Aboard "M Mother" was airman/navigator Fred Shaw. Once the
Lancaster was over the Channel, the pilot told the bombardier to
jettison their load of 4,000-pound Grand Slam bombs. The
bombardier hit the toggle, adding, "Bombs gone!"

Shaw watched as the "stick" of Grand Slam bombs began their
22,000-foot drop into the sea. Then he spotted the Norseman
approaching from the northwest.

"I watched the plane flying south," Shaw wrote, "Around it, the
sea bubbled and blustered with the exploding bombs. As each bomb
burst, I could see the blast wave from it radiating outward. It
was obvious the airplane was in trouble, so I watched intently."

"Just before it went out of sight, I saw it flip over in what
looked like a spin. Eventually I saw it disappear into the

(Editor's Comment: Sounds like the blast vibration shattered the
Norseman's ailerons.)

"'Dad was an aviation buff, and he knew what Miller's plane
looked like,' Shaw's daughter Cheryl Fillmore tells Globe. 'He
told me he saw the Norseman at exactly the same time Miller went

"The (M Mother's RAF) logbook, along with letters and photos of
Shaw and his bomber crew are being auctioned this month by
Sotheby's." (See the Globe for April 5, 1999, "Solved! Mystery
of Glenn Miller's Death," by John Bell.)

from the UFO Files...


On Sunday, April 19, 1953, at about 1 p.m., a reconnaissance
plane of the U.S. Air Force's Far Eastern Air Force (FEAF) was
on a routine patrol over Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

The three-man crew included the pilot, Lt. Julius Morgan, plus
observers, Lt. James O. Rymus and Lt. John E, Myers. During
these last days of the Korean War, they were hunting for hostile
MiGs from North Korea or China. But instead they encountered
something else entirely.

"A white shiny round object was seen over Seoul at approximately
1 p.m. today. Aerial observers in two separate planes flying
routine reconnaissance missions observed a white, rounded,
delta-shaped object. It was estimated to be five to seven feet
in diameter. The observers had no idea of its depth or

"It was traveling between 60 to 80 mph (miles per hour) in a
vibrating motion. The course of flight was north-northeast to
south-southwest over enemy (North Korean) territory."

"The object had no visible means of propulsion and sometimes
flew only 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground."

"The fliers, four Americans on reconnaissance flight, said it
appeared to be round, only 10 feet (3 meters) in diameter, and
about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Panmunjom."

Interestingly, one of the observers made the offhand remark that
"other luminous objects traveling at supersonic speeds of 800
miles per hour had been observed in the Baldy/Pork Chop area and
tracked on radar."

The peaks of Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill were the scenes of
heavy fighting the month before this UFO sighting. (See APRO
Bulletin, volume 1, number 6 for May 15, 1953. Quoted in
Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War by
Richard F. Haines, LDA Press, Los Altos, California, 1990, pages
60 and 61.)


Want to learn more about the mysterious Tomb of Osiris,
discovered in November 1998 by Dr. Zahi Hawass? Check out this

There's a great paper by veteran ufologist George D. Fawcett now
online. It's entitled "UFO Repititions: A Challenge to
Scientific Investigation," and you can read it at this URL:

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The date in last issue's story from LaVerne, California should
read March 29, not August 29.

Also, J.R. Gillis is a member of Independent Researchers
Association for Anomalous Phenomena (IRAAP), not MUFON. Our
newsletter regrets the error.

Join us next time for more saucer news from "the paper that goes
home--UFO Roundup." See you soon.

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