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Filer's Files #16 - 1999

From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 12:22:36 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 02:25:35 -0400
Subject: Filer's Files #16 - 1999

Filer's Files #16 -- 1999,  MUFON Skywatch Investigations 
George A. Filer,   Mutual UFO Network Eastern Director,
April 23, 1999,  Majorstar@aol.com  (609) 654-0020


On July 17, 1962, Major Robert White reported a UFO during his
fifty-eight-mile high flight of an X-15. Major White reported:
"I have no idea what it could be.  It was grayish in color and
about thirty to forty feet away." Then according to a Time
Magazine article, Major White exclaimed over the radio:  "There
ARE things out there!  There absolutely is!"  On May 11, 1962,
NASA pilot Joseph Walker said that one of his tasks was to
detect UFOs during his X-15 flights.  He had filmed five or six
UFOs during his record breaking fifty-mile-high flight in April
1962.  It was the second time he had filmed UFOs in flight. 
During a lecture at the Second National Conference on the
Peaceful Uses of Space Research in Seattle, Joseph Walker  said:
"I don't feel like speculating about them.  All I know is what
appeared on the film which was developed after the flight!" =97
Editor's Note: To date none of those films has been released to
the public for viewing.  Thanks to Steve Wingate at

Bruce Maccabee writes when your listing astronaut sightings as
you did last week: "Don't forget Gemini 11, September 1966:  
the only astronaut photo case for which NASA admits


BATSTO -- On April 22, 1999, I interviewed a local high school
teacher who had thirty minutes of missing time enroute to work. 
She has a doctorate in a scientific field and is quite perplexed
by her experience.  She drives to school each morning from the
New Jersey shore through portions of the Wharton State Forest on
Route 542.  Some parts of the trip are in desolate areas of the
forest.  She reached a forested area near Batsto at 7:00 AM
driving at 55 mph without any problems.  She entered an area of
relatively denser forest and lost any memory of the next 45
minutes of her life.  The next eight miles of road is relatively
straight with few places to turn or become lost and is an easy
ten minute drive.  When she came up to the Route 206,
intersection, she realized something was wrong and looked at her
watch and it was now 7:45 AM.  A ten minute drive had
unexplainably taken 45 minutes.  She had at least 30 minutes of
missing time and she was late for work.  She contacted the State
Police to see if there had been any accidents, UFO reports and
the like along this stretch or road.  None had been reported
that morning.  The thirty minutes of missing time remains
unexplained.  I gave her a MUFON late pass for being late to


CLYDE -- Kenny Young reports that the Sandusky County Sheriff's
Office 'records department has published an account of a UFO
sighting.  Incident # 99002846 Incident location: Limerick Rd.
RT 19 Township Code: GRCK Grid Code: CLY Patrol Area: E Street:
Conner Drive.  Fremont, Disp Code: 003 Received Date: 4/15/99 at
16:01.  Additional Comments: The caller stated that last evening
around 9:30 PM when he was traveling home he saw three lights. 
One was very bright and two were dim lights in the sky.  The
lights appeared at tree top level, and then disappeared.  He
believes he saw three UFOs.  Deputy C Dearth/7261 1 call on
record. - The Fremont News-Messenger newspaper, dated April 16,
1999 stated, Sheriff's Reports UFO SIGHTING: John Pasch, no age
or address listed, 9:30 PM.  Wednesday, on Limerick Road near
North Ohio 19, saw three lights in the sky about tree level, one
very bright and two dim.  They quickly disappeared. Believes he
saw three unidentified flying objects.  End of article. 
Comment; This is yet another report from an ongoing string of
sightings that have perplexed Sandusky County.  Numerous UFOs
have been reported to law enforcement in this area south of Lake
Erie since March 11.  Thanks to Wendy Shuman and Kenny Young.
UFO Research http://home.fuse.net/ufo/


RIALTO -- Michael, a 44 year old envelope manufacturer had a UFO
sighting on April 19, 1999, from 8:10 to 8:12 PM. near San
Bernardino.  A friend also witnessed the sighting.  The UFO came
from the Los Angeles area and was headed in an eastern
direction.  It was extremely bright and was obviously different
from any aircraft.  It slowed down until it was almost directly
above us.  We could see that it had four bright hallowed lights. 
The craft slowed and then completely stopped for over half a
minute.  We got a very good look at the UFO.  Then the lights
went dark on the craft, and it flashed two greenish blue lights. 
At this time, two jet aircraft approached us on the flight path
to Ontario International Airport.  Afterwards, it shot these
very bright red beams (or thruster type) flashes of light in
which it repositioned.  The four areas that were dark were now
lit again and the UFO gained altitude and left in an upward, but
angled path, different from its arrival path.  I called the UFO
Reporting Center and two hours later they called me back to
confirm that someone in Lakewood, near Los Angeles also reported
a sighting then.  We are now believers of UFO's and it's either
ours.  Thanks to BUFOD and Ben Field:


K.t.  Frankovich, a well-qualified wild life expert had an
awesome encounter with an alien entity during May of 1992.  This
is the third installment of her testimony.  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. The dogs and
k.t. started to walk away from the strange six fingered and four
foot tall alien entity, just as if nothing had happened.  They
walked for about fifteen feet and she thought out loud, "What in
the hell was I looking at?"  The unidentified fur creature
hanging in the tree, particularly troubled her.  She was an
expert in animals, and could identify almost any with just a
glance, but she had no idea what was hanging from the branch. 
She turned and returned quickly to the previous spot as both
dogs became excited and tugged on the leashes.  They seemed
menacing again and she realized they must have been intimidating
the entity.  K.t. and her dogs sat on the ground to show the
entity they were no threat to him.  She had often used this
deception with wild animals.  Looking around k.t. realized the
entity had disappeared.  Suddenly he darted out from behind a
tree holding the fur animal in a shiny metallic bag.  K.t.
jumped up with her mighty dogs and started running in hot
pursuit.  The entity was a magnificent specimen with powerful
muscular legs.  She said excitedly,  "Do you know how a gazelle
runs, he had a tremendous spring in his step!"  He jumped upward
and forward as he ran just like the gazelle, the speedy graceful
antelope of Africa.  He did not run like a human, but like the
swiftest deer.  His powerful muscles catapulted him into the air
as he ran almost playing with her.  He was more than an Olympic
athlete he was incredible.  He seemed to slow down so that the
dogs and k.t. could catch up.  They ran neck and neck a few rows
of trees apart.  As they ran she could hear inside her head the
words, "Biente-Biente." a friendly welcome to come hither in
Spanish." A friendly come here.  He almost seemed to fly through
the air as he bounced along.  I suggested, "The entity may have
been use to a much stronger gravity field."  He moved as our
astronauts jumped and ran on the moon.  Ahead was a densely
overgrown area with vines covering the lime trees.  He ran into
the natural tunnel.  She suddenly ran into a powerful wall of
stench.  She stopped and bent over  nauseated.  The foul odor
was a combination of sulfuric acid and formaldehyde.  It burned
her nostrils.  She thought, there must be a whole group in the
tunnel.  Was she outnumbered?  Was this a trap?  He had
deliberately let her catch up.  She felt danger, and knew her
best course of action was to get out of their fast.  She could
smell the anger and ran with her dogs for her life.  By the time
they ran home it was dark.  Both k.t. and her dogs were

The next morning, perhaps too inquisitive, she returned to lime
tree the entity had been cutting.  The big branches he had cut
off were gone.  She followed the route they had taken the night
before, but except for the missing branches, there was no sign
that anyone had ever been there.  Not even foot prints were
visible.  Thanks to Dave Taub and k.t.  Frankovich.  Her full
story is on their website at:
http://members.aol.com/KFrnkovich/index.html. Editors Note: Why
were aliens breaking branches of the growing lime trees.  They
must use them for something, possibly for food.  They appeared
particularly interested in the lime tree branches, that can be
grafted to grow on other trees.  They may have also been taking
limes, but they specifically wanted the branches.  On February
25, fourteen witnesses saw a UFO pickup a 1400 pound Elk in
Washington State.  In the past, we have also reported numerous
cattle mutilations and craft entering and leaving fishing
waters.  It is reasonable to assume they are foraging for food,
collecting building materials and conducting mining operations. 
The small mouths infer the digestive system may be designed to
use mainly fluids.  Generally, when cattle mutilated bodies are
found their bodies are drained of blood and fluids and soft
tissue has been removed.  A chemical analysis of these elements
indicates that a human could maintain nourishment on this type
of diet.  One abductee I interviewed, was told the aliens mainly
eat a vegetarian diet, particularly grains.  Sulfuric acid and
formaldehyde odors at the tunnel like opening may indicate
fertilizers, preservatives or disinfectants.  Do we have a
chemist who might speculate on the reason for these odors?


TAUNTON, SOMERSET - Adam Stokes reports that on April 14, 1999,
he saw a flying object that looked like a rocket ship.  It was
red, white and blue with a light on the bottom.  The craft moved
very slowly and disappeared about ten past nine.  Thanks to Adam
Stoke in Bishops Hull and ISUR . StokesAdam@hotmail.com 7
Richmond Park, Taunton

GLYNFACH MOUNTING, WALES -- Gordon Mullins reports that on April
14, 1999, he saw a large bright light was hovering over the
mounting then it disappeared and then came back again at 10:30
PM.  I shouted for my son as he had binoculars and could see it
better.   Aubrey Road, Glynfach Porth, South Wales,

GLENROTHES, SCOTLAND -- Dave Ledger reports that on March 30,
1999, in Fife, I was driving home around 9:00 PM, when I looked
high in the NE sky.  I saw a very bright orange light hovering,
slightly moving downwards.  I stopped the car and watched it for
about twenty seconds.  Gradually it burned out.  It looked like
the color of fire and it was very bright.  First I thought it to
be a planet, but it moved too fast.  I stopped the car and
opened the window but I could not hear any sound.  The
conditions at the time were clear sky, almost full moon and
fairly warm for this time of year.  Thanks to UFO Scotland
member, Lewis Burt for this sighting report. 

FALKLAND HILL, SCOTLAND -- March 30, 1999, The first skywatch
was a complete washout due to the weather.  The second shoot
went well and we even managed to have a sighting around 9:00 PM,
whilst we were up on a hill.  I am not too sure what it was that
we saw, but both Jeannie and I got a good look at it through
binoculars.  We could see no signs of any night time navigation
lights whatsoever.  It was just a white glow traveling across
the sky, no lights, no noise.  We observed loads of air traffic
over towards Edinburgh airport, but these aircraft all displayed
visible navigation lights.  The photographer (Colin) also
sighted an orange orb type anomaly to the southeast of our
position, which he mentioned to us briefly.  The next day, I
received a sighting report from Lewis Burt, who reported seeing
a similar or same, orange orb-type anomaly at the same time from
a different location. 

EDINBURGH - On March 13, 1999, in Pentland Hills a witness whose
name has bee withheld stated, "Returning to my car after walking
my dog at 9:40 PM GMT, I saw glowing saucer shaped object rise
up from behind a small hill."  No sound at all.  It hovered for
a few seconds then shot off in to the sky.  I do not believe in
aliens in our solar-system.  It is my belief that what I saw was
a secret government ship, which has been built in cooperation
with other NATO governments.  Thanks to Dave Ledger
dledger@cableinet.co.uk (Dave Ledger)


The latest edition of PEER Perspectives, the journal of Dr. John
Mack's Program for Extraordinary Experience Research, reports
results of a recent study in which 40 professed abduction
experiencers were compared with 40 non-experiencer control
subjects across a wide range of psychological characteristics. 
The study strongly suggests that psychopathology is not a factor
in most abduction reports.  The experiencers and control
subjects were matched for age, gender, education and racial
background.  All subjects filled out standard psychological
questionnaires including the Schedule for Nonadaptive and
Adaptive Personality (SNAP), the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised
(SCL-90-R), the Creative Imagination Scale and the Gudjonsson
Suggestibility Scale.  Among the findings: Experiencers show no
greater signs of personality disorder than do non-experiencers. 
Specifically, experiencers as a group are not more insecure, do
not more often exaggerate or seek attention, do not tend to lie
more and do not have greater difficulty relating to other people
in daily life than do non-experiencers. Experiencers and
non-experiencers are also similar in their average degree of
hypnotizability and suggestibility. Experiencers do score higher
in the area of "eccentric perception," meaning that they more
often report unusual body sensations, out-of-body experiences
and hearing of voices than do non-experiences.  However, these
reported sensations may be a direct function of abduction rather
than a sign of pathology.  The PEER study notes that when such
perceptions are found in connection with negative traits such as
low self-esteem and tendencies to self-harm, they can be
interpreted as possibly pathological.  But in the experiencer
group, the tendency to eccentric perception was found alongside
positive traits such as high work commitment, positive mood and
low rather than high dependency. "The findings suggest that
persons who were psychologically healthy were reporting events
that were not typically understood to be real by most healthy
individuals in our culture," the report states.  "Since
personality disorders, imagination and suggestibility do not
account for alien abduction narratives, a new set of questions
needs to be asked."  Thanks Katharina Wilson and John Mack's
P.E.E.R. group at http://www.peer-mack.org.


YUGOSLAVIA -- Russian military officials accused the United
States of testing a new secret weapon in Yugoslavia -- a weapon
that is somewhere between conventional and nuclear!  "The United
States is using Yugoslavia as a test range for its latest secret
means of destruction," representatives of the Russian Defense
ministry told reporters.  The Pentagon refused immediate
comment.  Russia claims that a bomb tested in Yugoslavia
radically differs from conventional weapons.  "It was created in
Los Alamos and is aimed to destroy radio electronic equipment,"
the TASS newswire reported in Tuesday flashes.  The military
said that the bomb generates an electric impulse similar to
electromagnetic fluctuations caused by a nuclear explosion. 
They added that the bombs are being carried by two strategic B-2
bombers of the Stealth technology.  Russian military officials
provided no other details.  Thanks to TASS and Skywatch


The controversy surrounding ALH 84001 (the Martian meteorite
that NASA scientists believe contains fossilized traces of
bacteria that originated on the Red Planet) continues, and
there's been an interesting new development.  DR Andrew Steele,
a British scientist working with the NASA team studying the
meteorite, has discovered living bacteria within the meteorite. 
Before you get too excited, I should say that these are
decidedly terrestrial micro-organisms.  But the fact is that
they've been feeding on the meteorite's organic carbon
molecules, formed in an era when Mars almost certainly had
running water on its surface.  The fact that the bacteria can
thrive off Martian rock is compelling evidence that life is not
some unique miracle that can only exist here on Earth, but
something that can exist in all sorts of different environments.
Thanks to Georgina Bruni at  www.hotgossip.co.uk -


The April 5, 1999, issue of "Aviation Week and Space Technology"
contains an article by Craig Covault titled "Global Presence'
Objective Drives Hypersonic Research."  It mentions the
following items:  "Within 15 years managers hope [new]
technology will allow development of a military
single-stage-to-orbit vehicle with a hypersonic lift-to-drag
ratio of 3.  This would enable the vehicle to launch into any
orbital inclination, then return to base after one revolution of
the Earth.  "One of the concepts to be explored are hypersonic
plasma characteristics first discovered in the US in 1958 and
more recently revived in Russia in the 'Ajax' concept. See Ajax
http://www2.cybercities.com/v/venik/aviation/plasmamain.htm "The
plasma around hypersonic vehicles is ionized air that is
electrically conductive.  Theory and some initial tests indicate
that if a magnetic field is beamed from the vehicle, the
electrical properties of the plasma will be affected such that
the bow shock will physically move farther away from the
vehicle, dramatically reducing drag.  This and other Ajax
factors related to heat transfer and the real time conversion of
fuels on such a vehicle [?] could have a revolutionary impact on
the ability to create air-breathing hypersonic vehicles...  'It
is potential breakthrough technology."  Thanks to Joel
Carpenter. Editors Note:  This research is being used in the
Hypersonic aircraft now under development.


(NASA) Troy, New York.  "It came out of a trans-atmospheric
vehicle design course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,"
explained Proffessor Leik Myrabo.  The microwave Lightcraft
being studied by Myrabo and his students is shaped that way
because that's how the physics works.  It's an advanced
derivative of a tiny, 25-gram craft that he is pushing around on
a 10 kilowatt beam of infrared laser light in tests at White
Sands Missile Range, NM.  Myrabo discussed his work last week
during the Advanced Propulsion Research Workshop held in
Huntsville.  "This is where we are now," Myrabo said, showing a
picture of Dr. Robert Goddard with his first liquid propellant
rocket, launched March 16, 1926.  Just 43 years later, a
sophisticated descendant of that rocket sent the first humans to
the Moon.  "My goal has been to cut the cost of getting to space
by a factor of 1,000 using a system that is completely green,"
he explained of his passion for the past three decades.  Since
1972, he has been building on an idea developed by Arthur
Kantrowitz to use lasers to launch satellites.  Myrabo
introduced a variation using the atmosphere as the propellant
heated by a laser.  At higher altitude and at 5.5 times the
speed of sound, as the air thins, the craft would use a small
supply of on board hydrogen, still heated by the remote laser
beam.  Myrabo's initial design for NASA was a 5-meter (16.5 ft)
diameter, four-person craft in a shape that he dubbed Acorn. 
The front is shaped to reflect the coherent laser light into a
narrow region between the body and a shroud.  The focused light
superheats the air to become a jet exhaust that pushes the craft
up.  In this case, the laser power station would be based in
orbit.  The NASA-supported 'Lightcraft' project is involved in
testing a saucer-shaped vessel which is lifted to great heights
by a high-powered laser.  The laser superheats the air beneath
the craft, causing it to expand and provide the propulsive force
needed.  Even more interesting is that the craft would be able
to behave very differently than conventional aircraft. 
"Switching on the microwave transmitter would make the
Lightcraft disappear in an eye blink as the Lightcraft
accelerates to 15,000 mph."  Thanks to Mitch Battros, Earth
Changes TV,  See
science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/prop16apr99_1.htm  Editors
Note:  UFOs may be using a from of this technology coupled with
an anti-gravity exotic propulsion system.

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