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Filer's Files #15

From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:11:25 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 16:53:18 -0400
Subject: Filer's Files #15

Filer's Files #15 --1999,  MUFON Skywatch Investigations 
George A. Filer,   MUFON Eastern Director,
April 16, 1999,  Majorstar@aol.com  (609) 654-0020


ASTRONAUTS SAW UFOs IN 1960s

Astronaut's Ed White and James McDivitt were passing over
Hawaii in a Gemini spacecraft in June 1965, when they saw a
weird-looking metallic object. The UFO had long arms
sticking out of it. McDivitt took pictures with a cine-camera.
Those pictures have never been released. In December
1965, Gemini astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman
also saw a UFO during their second orbit of their
record-breaking 14 day flight. Borman reported that he saw
an unidentified spacecraft some distance from their capsule.
Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him that he was seeing
the final stage of their Titan booster rocket. Borman
confirmed that he could see the booster rocket all right, but
that he could also see something completely different. During
James Lovell's flight on Gemini 7: Lovell: "BOGEY AT 10
O'CLOCK HIGH." Capcom: This is Houston, "Say again 7."
Lovell: "SAID WE HAVE A BOGEY AT 10 O'CLOCK HIGH."
Capcom: Gemini 7, "Is that the booster or is that an actual
sighting?" Lovell: "WE HAVE SEVERAL...ACTUAL
SIGHTING." Capcom: ..."Estimated distance or size?" Lovell:
"WE ALSO HAVE THE BOOSTER IN SIGHT !" Thanks to
steve@linex.com (Steve Wingate)

MASSACHUSETTS

CAPE COD -- On April 7, 1999, Stacy S. "was looking
through the second-story window of my home at 10:58 PM," in
East Falmouth when "I watched through the sheers strange
double white lights resembling car headlights, across the sky
through the maple trees." "The craft came from the west,
approximately at a 35 degree angle. Unfortunately, I had it in
view only five seconds." "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!" Thanks to UFO
Roundup Vol. 4 #15, 4/11/99, Joe Trainor editor.

CONNECTICUT

HARTFORD -- Dean Burgess writes that on April 8, 1999,
while driving north on Route 91 at 5:30 AM, I saw a round
flying object about the size of a large car. The object was
intensely bright and made no sound. At first I thought it was a
news chopper, but as I got under it I could see the craft very
clearly. I took the Jennings Road exit and got out of my car.
There was a very low cloud cover, and the sun was just rising.
The object had no blinking lights, there was just one intense
light. It hovered for a few minutes and went up and down in
and out of the ground cover as if hiding. When it flew higher
the light from the object reflected on the clouds, and I was
able to see that it was more a ball shape than a disk. Thanks
to Dean Burgess, djburgess@snet.net and Larry Clark,
http://www.nymufon.org,  lclark@ibm.net

NEW YORK

WEST HAMPTON -- CAUS reports that Shirley stated, "I live
near West Hampton Air Force Base on Long Island. On April
8, 1999, there were three triangular aircraft that flew over my
home. I got a few pictures of the third object. This was low and
I hope the pictures come out since, I have never taken
pictures at night before. This was a true triangular shaped
aircraft. My daughter and her boyfriend also saw one of these
on the way home from picking up my son at work also at
about 9:30 PM, last night. He said it was no stealth fighter.
We have seen them before. The craft had lights all around the
outside edge and a red light in the bottom center. It made a
great deal of noise. I went through all Air Force pictures on the
computer and found nothing that even looks like it. Thanks to
James A. Peters (James_Peters@compuserve.com) and
Peter A. Gersten Director of CAUS.

PENNSYLVANIA

LATROBE =96 On April 10, 1999, the witness who is a law
enforcement officer for a state agency, had taken a walk
outside and at about 7:40 P.M. He noticed a brilliant star-like
object very high up in the sky that looked similar to Venus. He
is used to seeing Venus later in the evening, but towards the
west. The sun had just set, and the witness thought that it was
still too early to see many stars. He lined up the bright object
with the corner of a building, and confirmed that the object
was indeed moving very slowly. He ran inside and got his 10 x
50 binoculars. The object was moving slowly and steadily
from northwest to southeast. In the binoculars the actual
shape of the object itself couldn't be determined, since the
sun was reflecting off the body and it was extremely bright.
What was most interesting, was that hanging from the bottom
of the brilliant object was a long appendage that "looked like
a very long poll?" The pole must been very large to see so
clearly. This straight device gave the impression of a silver
pendulum rotating under the object counter clockwise. At
times the pole would remain straight down and stop. There
may have been some bumps or irregularities along the
appendage. The object was observed for about 20 minutes.
Thanks to Stan Gordon researcher PA UFO Hotline
(724-838-7768) Website: http://www.westol.com/~paufo/

OHIO

CLYDE -- The Fremont News-Messenger article stated: "A
month after several unidentified flying object sightings near
Clyde, two 18 year old teens reported seeing a strange object
in the sky on April 11, 1999. Timothy R. Twice and Shawn
Robinson, told Freemont police they were driving at 9:42 PM,
Sunday in the area of Atkinson Elementary School and saw a
UFO in the sky. They described it as saucer shaped, bright
white with green lights in the front and back. Twiss said as
they were watching, it suddenly "took off like a bolt of
lightning!" Thanks to News-Messenger 4/13/99. Ken Young
comments: "This is yet another mysterious sightings reported
from Sandusky County in the last few weeks. For details see
the detailed reports at:
http://home.fuse.net/ufo/Fremont99.htm Thanks to Ken
Young at UFO Research

VIRGINIA

HOPEWELL -- Frank writes, "Recently I took part in a
MUFON investigation of members of a Hopewell, family
whose close encounter resulted in numerous physical affects
including wounds to at least two family members. I also talked
with others who also saw unidentified craft in the same area,
between Colonial Heights and Hopewell in early February
1999. The Central Virginia area is a very active UFO area
where "MUM" has been the word about strange craft for a
long time. Are there any WEB pages that keep current and
historic data bases on sightings and unusual events?
mrmoe@erols.com. Editors Note: I have not received any
sighting reports from Virginia in recent months.
Congratulations, it looks like your finding out what is going on
in your area, which is the most important job of a field
investigator. You are in effect the expert detective in your
area. There is a mistaken idea that headquarters knows the
movements of UFOs in a local area and will report them to
you. When UFOs are reported to me, I put them in Filer's
Files. I feel that in any location an investigator starts a search
for UFO sightings, he can find them. Witnesses seldom come
to you. The National Reporting Center at
http://www.nwlink.com/~ufocntr/webreports.html has
many reports. A search engine index to my files is at:
http://ufoinfo.com/filer/search.html

NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE -- IamLeona writes that on April 2, 1999,
my wife and I observed a very bright luminous object traveling
east just south of our home 10:03 PM. We are located at
8,000 feet up in a mountainous area 20 miles SE of
Albuquerque. The object was a bright luminous amber sphere
slightly smaller than the moon would appear and traveled just
above tree top level. The distance from us was difficult to
judge because the size is unknown but we both estimated it to
be between 50 and 300 yards away. The object was definitely
not anything like the air traffic we normally see and made no
sound. We observed the object for 15 - 20 seconds until it
disappeared behind trees. Thanks to IamLeona

WASHINGTON ELK ABDUCTION UPDATE

MOUNT ST. HELENS =96 On February 25th, fourteen
witnesses observed an elk was being abducted by a UFO.
Robert A. Fairfax WA MUFON Director of Investigation
reports an official at the Washington Department of Game
told him that more than 100 dead elk were reported in the St.
Helen's region. Because of the long winter and dearth of new
spring growth and nutrient providing new growth in general,
many animals have used up their energy reserves. The elk
have migrated to lower elevations in search of food; many
animals have met new energy depleting situations such as
being run by dog packs or avoiding people on horseback
outings. The deer in the area are suffering from a nutritional
hair loss disease. What this all boils down to, is that the elk
we found without any obvious mutilation markings is not likely
to have been actually abducted by a UFO. Apparently, some
of these elk can appear to be well fed because they are
eating large quantities of bulk food, but the problem is with the
nutrient value of that forage. With so many carcasses around,
the carrion feeders may feel no need to descend on any one
particular body shortly after it succumbs. That may be the
reason the elk we examined was not scavenged for 3 weeks
after it was discovered. I suggested to Bob that these craft
may not be manned and are sent to pick up food and elks for
experimentation. The meat, blood and other fluids in a large
animals body could be used as food. Fairfax said: "Certainly
one would like to think that animals were at least not being
wasted, however, as in all the animal abductions that I am
aware, the meat is not harvested. Perhaps the blood is used
for substance but there would be better methods of
procurement -- (like the vampire bat), there would be
seemingly little problem of the high tech draining of some
blood from several critters such that no permanent damage
ensued. If they are using the animals for nutritional needs, they
are not very high-minded in their concern for animal welfare.
Add to that the taking of pets such as dogs and cats and
horses, along with many other species and you have to
wonder about this scenario." Thanks to Bob Fairfax.

MEXICO RESORT A GETAWAY FOR
EXTRATERRESTRIALS?

TEPOZTLAN -- Seattle Times by Ricardo Sandoval. When
Carlos Diaz came down from his first mountainside encounter
with a UFO 20 years ago, he was worried people in this
popular resort town would shun him as a nut case. But what
stunned Diaz was his inability to get anyone here excited. To
residents of Tepoztlan - and many of its countless weekend
visitors -- his account of getting close to a glowing object
pulsing with yellow, orange and red streaks was no big deal.
In this sun-drenched haven for residents of nearby Mexico
City, believers are as common as the healing crystals and
Indian sweathouses that help make Tepoztlan a popular
getaway in a country steeped in superstition. The
commonplace nature of UFO sightings here, against a surreal
backdrop of jagged peaks and an Aztec pyramid halfway up
a 1,000 foot cliff, also make Tepoztlan ideal for the UFO
information center Diaz plans to open this month. "I found
people in their 90s who have had so many sightings that they
now take them for granted," said Diaz, who says he has
witnessed dozens of visits here by spacecraft. "They simply
refer to them now as sunspots in the night sky." Diaz says he
wants to help others find the truth through a nonprofit
clearinghouse about extraterrestrials and their love of visiting
Mexico and Tepoztlan. In the past decade alone, hundreds of
sightings throughout Mexico have been reported to UFO
experts, often above Mexico City and it's surrounding volcanic
mountains. Video recorders have captured odd shapes over
the capital's upscale neighborhoods. During Pope John Paul
II's recent visit, many people -- including radio and TV
reporters -- talked quite earnestly of seeing strange lights in
the sky during one of his Masses. That pales beside
Tepoztlan's record for ethereal sightings. Some longtime
residents report soberly that 60 percent of the people here
have seen UFOs. Many say it's because the copper-laden
mountains, which bedevil cell phones, televisions and radios,
also act as beacons for extraterrestrials. Others say it's the
"seven bands of energy" -- electromagnetic waves --
streaming through the valley around Tepoztlan. It's probably
mass hysteria and a desire to be part of the hip crowd in very
hip Tepoztlan, countered Mario Torres Lujan, a physicist who
edits the magazine Contacto OVNI. OVNI is the equivalent
acronym in Spanish to "UFO." Torres Lujan says he believes
visitors come calling from elsewhere in the universe, but
insists he tries to bring science into his investigations. He
says he gets as excited about uncovering hoaxes as by
establishing legitimate claims. He says many of the Tepoztlan
sightings are real and even predate the Spanish conquest in
the 1520s. Copyright =A9 1999 Seattle Times Company April 9,
1999

CUERNAVACA -- While repairing the roof of my house
March 15, around a 11:00 AM, I spotted a large shiny object
in the western sky upon taking a closer look through
binoculars I managed to spot several smaller objects
surrounding the large object. I managed to count at least forty
smaller objects. I invited my sister to witness the event as a
backup eyewitness. As we passed the binoculars back and
forth to each other we suddenly realized that the smaller
objects were entering the large object one by one very slowly.
It took about half an hour for the smaller objects to enter the
large one. Another large object of the same size joined the
first object side by side and they both proceeded to move
south slowly at first and then disappeared outwards into
space. Thanks to Dave Ledger dledger@cableinet.co.uk

PULSE WEAPONS

Bill Rose writes, EMG weapons have been a reality for some
time and are designed to disable electronic systems. A new
device was recently introduced for the Tomahawk cruise
missile which is called the Explosive Magnetocumulative
Generator Warhead. It consists of a coil surrounded by
explosives, which are configured to implode. A fraction of a
second before detonation, a current is passed through the
coil which generates a small magnetic field. When the
implosion occurs, the coil is squeezed to generate a massive
electromagnetic pulse which equals that produced by a
tactical nuke. Developed at Los Alamos, this particular device
adds to the many warheads now available for cruise missiles
which include nuclear/non nuclear, submunition dispensing,
carbon fiber strand (to take out power lines) and probably
chemical agent delivery. There have been calls to use these
"non lethal" warheads against Serbian radar and installations
reliant on electronics. Many other types of EMG weapons are
already in NATO and Russian service from aircraft delivered
devices to some the size of small demolition charges,
designed for special forces use. Thanks to Bill Rose.

FLORIDA ALIEN ENTITY ENCOUNTER
CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK

K.t. Frankovich, a well-qualified wild life expert had an
awesome encounter with an alien entity during May of 1992.
This the second interview with her to attempt to bring you the
reader her amazing story. Last week, we told you k.t. had
been warned that there was danger in the Lime Grove behind
her home. Walking two of her dogs she had heard the
chopping of wood deep in the Lime Grove. Now she stood
only thirty feet from a strange entity. Her aggressive black
Labrador and giant Schnauzer dogs were strangely docile
and lay with their heads on the ground at her side. She
studied the entities entire body so not to forget anything. He
had a head and eyes larger than a human, his skin was
smooth like a dolphin. His nose, mouth, and ears were tiny.
He apparently was not a homo-sapien or human, at least not
like anyone she had ever seen! Later she learned the entity
had the general description of an alien called a Gray. His
arms were long and relatively undeveloped, while he had
marvelous muscular legs that reminded k.t. of an Olympic
athlete. The mouth was very small and it appeared unlikely to
be used for eating meat like humans. His skin was
grayish-pink and smooth in texture like a dolphin. He had six
fingers and the thumb digit was positioned in the same place
as a human's. His arms appeared long and thin and similar to
an orangutan. When he moved his arms in the air they almost
seemed to 'float.' She mentioned she can almost determine
an animal's performance based on its muscle tone and skin
condition. She told me, "These were the legs of a powerful
runner who must have exercised them constantly." (As she
wove her story, I thought this alien does not seem to be a
person who just arrived from another star system. This was
someone who apparently was accustomed to Earth and its
atmosphere. Perhaps most important of all this healthy
creature was not bothered by Earth's bacteria and virus's.)
K.t. continued, "He wore a white tee-shirt short-made of a
shiny metallic material that fit tightly. He also wore very shiny
metallic black shorts that came down to his upper thighs. He
wore black ankle high-boots. Nothing seemed to have buttons
or zippers." They were both startled to see each other. It was
dusk, and the sun was setting. She didn't want to frighten the
entity, she loved all animals and had never hurt anyone.

As they stared at each other, k.t. noticed a strange animal
hanging from a branch beside him. She saw it move like an
opossum. It looked kind of like a fur hand warmer hanging
down from a branch. The fur was Smokey-gray, exceptionally
long and very thick and shiny. This animal was well taken care
of and healthy. It was not like an animal who lived it the wild,
but probably a pet. The body reminded her of perhaps a
round raccoon. It never turned its head toward k.t. Never, in all
her life, had she seen anything like this. After attempting to
find a reasonable explanation for the two creatures, it became
apparent they were not from Earth. With this realization she
became little frightened. The shadows grew darker and scary.
She realized she was completely alone except for her dogs,
who were not acting normally. This extraordinarily entity could
easily possess powers far beyond her own. Without realizing
it she tugged on the dog's leashes. Perhaps out of an instinct
for self preservation she wanted to make sure her dogs were
all right. She spoke out loud, "What in the hell was I looking
at?" Next week we will continue her story. Thanks to k.t.
Frankovich. If you can't wait, her story is at her website:
http://members.aol.com/KFrnkovich/index.html.

Editor's Note: Many witnesses have commented that many of
the aliens appear almost emaciated and may lack certain key
vitamins and minerals. This entity seemed to be foraging for
the branches. It appeared he had been chopping the lower
branches of a lime tree. Why? If he wanted to make a fire,
there were plenty of dead trees and sticks. He was cutting the
lower growing limbs that usually sprouted the best limes.
These branches could be grafted onto some other type of
tree, and with the proper sunlight and water, limes could
grown almost any where, even on board a space ship.
Interestingly, she is married to David Taub, an Englishman,
who is very charming and firmly believes her story. In slang
terms, English sailors are often called Limey's. This was
because the British Navy gave limes to their sailors, who
were often at sea for months without fresh food. The limes
helped keep the sailors healthy and free of a disease called
Scurvy that is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. The
disease is characterized by anemia, spongy gums, bleeding
from the mucus membranes and may cause death. Trips from
one star system to another may be similar in length to long
trips at sea. The aliens may have discovered that limes or
lime tree sap can help keep them healthy. She suggested that
perhaps their digestive system is based on photo synthesis
and chlorophyll to gain energy. The fur creature the alien had
with him could be a pet who warns when intruders are near. I
remembered a similar story by Liz, another contactee who
saw a similar strange animal. Liz had described it as a hand
muff made of long rabbit fur that you stick your hands into in
the cold weather. She had even made a sculpture of this
strange looking fur creature shaped like an egg. Of course
these creatures could have been a deformed human and pet,
or perhaps they from one of these newly discovered planets?

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER TRIO OF PLANETS
IN A NEW SOLAR SYSTEM

GANNETT NEWS SERVICE =96 by Robyn Suriano. Scientists
have discovered a trio of planets orbiting a nearby star,
providing the first evidence the universe could be home to
other solar systems like our own. The finding suggest that
planets are abundant throughout the universe, bolstering the
chances that other Earth-like world's may exist. "It implies that
planets can form more easily than we ever imagined and that
our Milky Way is teaming with planetary systems" Debra
Fisher, a research at San Francisco State University said
Thursday. Courier Post 4/16/99.

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