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Filer's Files #17 - 99

From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 09:54:18 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 13:59:10 -0400
Subject: Filer's Files #17 - 99

Filer's Files #17 --1999,  MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer,   Mutual UFO Network Eastern Director,
April 30, 1999,  Majorstar@aol.com  (609) 654-0020


In 1950, President Harry S. Truman stated, "I can assure you
that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed
by any POWER on earth."  White House Press Conference on April
4, 1950.

In 1959, Dr. Wernher von Braun, a great space pioneer, made an
intriguing statement, reported in Germany.  Referring to the
deflection from orbit of the US Juno 2 rocket, he stated:  "We
find ourselves faced by POWER far stronger than we had hitherto
assumed, and whose base is at present unknown to us.  More I
cannot say at present.  We are now engaged in entering into
closer contact with those POWERS, and in six or nine months'
time it may be possible to speak with more precision on the
matter."  Thanks to Neues Europa 1/1/79, and "Above Top Secret"
by Timothy Good.

In the year 62, Paul wrote:  "For our fight is not against flesh
and blood, but against the rulers, against the POWERS, against
the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces
of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6-10.

Editor's Note: Perhaps its just a coincidence that persons with
apparent inside knowledge should use POWERS to describe these
visitors.  It is my belief that the answer to the riddle of the
UFOs is found in the statements made by various worldwide
leaders and in ancient religious writings.  They generally point
to visitation of the Earth by POWERS rather than simply
visitors.  POWERS infer a fairly large force with an ability to
operate with national might with both spiritual and political
strength.   My personal feeling is these POWERS effect mankind
to a much greater extent than most of us realize.

JAY LENO stated on his late night television show on April 26,
1999, regarding the alien visitors.  "Only buy products made on
Earth.  Look for the Earthling label before you buy."


WEST MIFFLIN -- Stan Gordon reports two UFO sightings over the
suburbs of Pittsburgh, during the past week.  On April 21, 1999,
the occupants of a car saw an object that looked like an 1/8
slice of pizza at 9:15 PM.  The crust end of the pizza was
flying forward and was covered with numerous white non-blinking
lights.  Witnesses could only see the silhouette of the craft
against the sky.  The observers live near the flight path of an
airport, and are familiar with seeing various types of aircraft.
The nearly triangular shaped object was seen at the same time as
a commercial airliner aircraft was observed moving towards
Pittsburgh.  According to one of the viewers, the triangle was
above the airplane, and stopped as the aircraft continued.
Suddenly the UFO caught up and began to pace the aircraft.  The
triangle shaped object was in a diagonal position with the plane
when a bright beam of white light was emitted towards the
commercial aircraft.  The beam at first was narrow, but expanded
until it completely illuminated the aircraft.  Then the beam of
light vanished.

SOUTH PARK - Several nights later on April 25, 1999, a witness
who is a professional and works in a scientific field saw a UFO.
He had recently started a photography course and was out on a
photographic class project, shooting some landscape shots when
the sighting occurred.  He observed a V formation of six or
seven lights moving east above the moon.  The lights were an
orangish-pinkish-white color, very luminous and non-blinking.
They were slow moving lights and sighting was observed from 7:25
to 7:35 P.M. The witness took several photographs of the light
formation, and is awaiting development of the film.  Thanks to
Stan Gordon PA UFO Hotline 724-838-7768 Website:
www.westol.com/~paufo.  Editor's Note: The triangular pizza
shape UFO was often reported over the Hudson Valley in the


The witness was "deadheading" on a flight from Atlanta to
Orlando without passengers.  She and the other "sky goddesses"
were hanging out in the back when the Captain called them all
forward.  The Captain wanted them to see what he and the copilot
were looking at.  She describes it as a big cigar shaped craft,
just off the wing, approximately the length of the plane or
slightly bigger.  It stayed there for 20 minutes or so.  It was
the most interesting and terrifying thing she had ever seen.
The Captain called it in (probably not a smart move) and had a
conversation with the tower.  This, I guess, had to be done
because of regulations, etc.  Eventually the craft flew off
without a discernible exhaust.  On landing, they were met by
"official" guys in black suits and taken to a room and ordered
NEVER to discuss what they had seen.  She took this as a
physical threat. Thanks to CAUS and Zog (zoggy@earthlink.net)


KENNEWICK - The night skies across Eastern Washington were lit
up April 21, 1999, by a giant fireball.  The flaming orange
object was seen from Prosser to the Spokane area and was likely
part of the Lyrid meteor shower that climaxed Wednesday, said
Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center
in Seattle.  Even the Missoula emergency dispatch line was
flooded with calls, Davenport said.  Many eyewitnesses said it
was bigger than they imagined possible.  Based on two reports
out of Spokane, Davenport said the meteor appeared "larger than
the disk of a full moon" and had "some kind of peculiar green
tail behind it."  Thanks to Peter Davenport.  Editors Note:
There have been a series of strange reports regarding meteor
showers and Fastwalkers that seem to penetrate our atmosphere.
You should be aware that meteorites are more precious than gold.
If you can find one it can be sold for thousands of dollars.  If
you get a real UFO we're offering a million.


LAS VEGAS -- On March 21, 1999, at 7:15 PM, a policeman reports,
"I observed five oblong shaped objects, reddish orange in color,
flying in a loose formation, side by side."  These objects were
traveling from south to north over the western side of the City
of Las Vegas, where I reside.  As these objects flew north, I
called my wife, who came outside and also observed the objects.
At this time, the objects broke formation and began flying
amongst themselves at incredible speeds.  They continued doing
this for a short time and then regained an online formation and
continued north.  After they had passed over our home, they
suddenly again broke formation and two of the objects veered off
in a northwest direction and three began flying in a northeast
direction.  They were still visible to us when they again veered
back into an online formation and then disappeared out of view,
still in a northerly direction.  The whole episode lasted about
5 to 10 seconds.  The altitude was estimated to be about 40,000
plus feet.  There was no sound detected.  I am a recently
retired Police Sergeant, from California, and have moved to the
Las Vegas area.  I spent 30 years with my Department and really
never believed in UFO's.  After seeing these objects and the way
they were able to maneuver, I know we have nothing capable of
such speeds.

An E-mail from Anchorage, Alaska states, "In the early to mid
70's I lived in Las Vegas, NV.  I was trick-or-treating with my
son on Halloween night 1974, when we not only saw a UFO, but
were engulfed in it's light."  Everyone else in the neighborhood
was also hit by the light.  I know some time was lost, but don't
know how much.  When we recovered, our trick-or-treating was
over.  Neither of us remember anything after the light engulfed
us until it was over.  But we do remember that we acknowledged
to each other what was happening.  I remember checking in the
paper the next day and there was a paragraph or two many pages
into the paper saying there had been UFO reports, but it was
explained as something promotional.  We saw the UFO so close (it
was right at the tree tops -- which are not very tall in Las
Vegas) and there was no mistaking what it was.  I have always
believed in UFO's and had no fear of this experience afterwards.
My son, however, who was in 3rd or 4th grade at the time and is
now 32 years old and still has nightmares about it.  Thanks to


Pilots in four commercial airliners saw a red object moving
rapidly over Danish aerospace on February 3, 1999.  According to
the Daily Mail in England, the pilots saw a fast moving object
that suddenly stopped before departing at 5:30 PM.  It was also
seen on radar.  Clas Svahn of UFO-Sweden is investigating the
case.  He has contacted the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS),
two of the aircraft were from SAS,   Debonair Airlines whose
pilot filed the report, Danish Civil Aviation Authority and
flight security department - Swedish military radar experts -
Swedish astronomer who is an expert on Bolides and meteors.  The
Civil Aviation Authority faxed to Clas Svahn the following
information: "Unidentified bright light below BAe146 at FL280
[28.000 feet, 8.400 meters].  Area below aircraft was
illuminated for 10 seconds by incandescent light which was not
considered to be an aircraft landing light.  Three other
aircraft reported seeing object moving at high speed or static.
ATC at Kastrup, Copenhagen was informed, but they reported no
other aircraft in the vicinity.  Five minutes later a radar
return was present at 75 miles on the aircraft's weather radar.
The atmosphere was reported as stable and no other aircraft were
in vicinity."  It is clear that the report has been exaggerated
in English and Swedish media.  The object was not, as stated in
Daily Mirror as large as a battleship.  It was no object at all,
but a light shining on the sea below the aircraft.  Professor
Bertil Lindblad, an authority on Bolides, confirms that they do
leave behind a trail of ionized gas that reflects on radar.  The
ten-second observation tends to confirm that the object was most
likely a bolide, but research continues. Thanks to Clas Svahn of
UFO Sweden


GRAFTON -- Barry Taylor reports that on: "March 24, 1999, at
7:30 PM, an orange UFO approached heading towards northwest.
This type of orange UFO was the same that I, and many other
residents had witnessed between June and October last year."
First seen at around 2,000 feet, the object quickly climbed to
pass overhead and through the 3,500 feet cloud base and out of
sight.  On March 30th, at 6:20 PM another orange UFO's flew
directly over Grafton towards the south dropping 'sparks' from
its underside before fading out.  Two witnesses saw a small
black, square shaped object continue moving on the same flight
path and altitude as when illuminated.  This article and image
was published on the front page of the "Daily Examiner"
Newspaper on April Fools' Day.  My phone began ringing at 7:.30
AM concerning the UFOs.  There were 13 calls reporting Orange
UFO's over town.  Around 9:15 PM, I received an anonymous call
claiming that there were people setting off illuminated garbage
bags.  I drove to an area that gives an unobstructed view over
Grafton.  I saw two persons launch a bright orange fiery
illuminated device that quickly rose into the air.  They then
jumped into a car and sped off.  I video taped this orange
sphere that was 3 feet in diameter rose to about 60 feet.
Viewed on infrared night vision, I could see heat rising around
the sides and over the top of the object.  Unlike the real UFO's
where the corona on I. R.  is even all the way around with
'spikes' top and bottom. The object drifted about 500 feet down
wind than began to fall with 'falling leaf' motion.  I must
admit, it was very impressive.  It had a special explosive burnt
chemical smell.  The launch of this object was irresponsible and
could have started a fire.  Later, I saw another orange UFO
heading in my direction.  I went outside and stood in the front
yard of the house and filmed this orange object.  It was not one
of the man made hoaxes, it was a real UFO.  It hovered for 1.5
minutes at 1,500 feet.  In 1996, persons from US operations at
Pine Gap Australia, were caught while launching man made
inflatable fiery devices at the time of orange UFO reports
around Alice Springs.  So are the same forces at work in Grafton
today?  Thanks to Barry Taylor.  stingray@nor.com.au Editor's
Note: Why was someone trying to cover UFO operations with fake

AUSTRALIA: Two professional scientists and their kids wrote on
April 24, 1999.  Last night my family and I watched two comet
like objects in the western sky just after sunset, close to the
horizon.  Both followed a normal rotation of the Earth in their
paths through the sky near the ecliptic, and remained of
constant size and shape on viewing by telescope or binoculars
for an hour.  Hence these strange objects must be large and far
away.  The first was bright and fiery like a comet, with a
compact head and long two-pronged tail; while the second was
dark and elongated as for a doubly sharpened pencil.  The second
followed the first by 15 minutes through the sky on roughly the
same path.  Both could be seen by the naked eye, but only from a
high viewing position.  We were prepared to photograph these
objects tonight, but the horizon was cloudy.  Two weeks ago, a
local observer noted a similar dark pencil-shaped object close
to the horizon, just after sunrise.  Whether natural or
artificial, the objects must be quite large say 1-10 km.  Thanks
to:	collie2@tpg.com.au (Rocket the border collie)


Brian Zeiler reports more astronomers than generally realized
have seen UFOs. The list is compiled in a 1964 compilation of
data from NICAP, a civilian UFO group with mostly Ph.D.s on the
board of directors.  Very scientific, pragmatic, academic group.
On July 10, 1947, a top astronomer saw an elliptical object
which hovered, wobbled, ascended suddenly.  August of 1949,
Clyde W. Tombaugh, astronomer saw a circular pattern of
rectangular lights, keeping fixed interval.  Summer 1948, Carl
Mitchell, physicist saw three luminescent greenish discs
one-second apart, pass across sky from N to S.  On March 20,
1950, Seymour L. Hess, meteorology and astronomy saw a disc or
sphere in apparent "powered" flight.  On August 3, 1951, Walter
Webb, an astronomer saw a bright glowing light moving in
undulating path.  In 1952, W. Gordon Graham, astronomer saw an
UFO "like a smoke ring, elliptical in shape, and having two
bright pinpoints of light along its main axis move overhead from
west to east.  On August 5, 1952, James Bartlett, astronomer saw
during the daylight observation of Venus a flight of two disks
with a diameter about 30 minutes of arc; passed overhead and
turned east.  Then two more disks with dome-like protrusions in
center.  On June 11, 1954, H. Percy Wilkins, an astronomer saw
two silvery objects "like polished metal plates" moving against
the wind.  A third grayish oval arced across sky.  On November
25, 1954, Marcos Guerci, meteorologist saw two luminous objects
observed from airport; one apparently semicircular, other
circular.  12/7/54  R. H. Kleyweg, meteorologist.  Hemispherical
disk tracked through theodolite. 11/1/55  Frank Halstead,
astronomer.  A cigar-shaped object followed by domed disk.
6/18/57  Henry Carlock, physicist.  Observing sky with
telescope; twice glimpsed UFO with halo around it and "what
appeared to be three portholes."  11/10/57  Jacques Chapuis,
astronomer at Toulouse Observatory saw a maneuvering yellow
star-like object for 5 minutes.  The UFO finally ascended
straight up out of sight.  5/22/60, Observatory Staff Majorca .
Triangular UFO about 1/4 apparent size of moon sighted at 9:33
AM, spinning on its axis while on steady course.  3/16/61  R. J.
Villela, a meteorologist in Antarctica saw a fireball-like
object in low-level flight.  5/20/62  C. A. Maney, a physicist
with six others saw a maneuvering light, turn sharply, and make
sudden changes in speed.  These reports cover only though 1964,
so this should annihilate the myth that astronomers and
scientists don't see UFOs. Thanks to- Brian Zeiler and NICAP.


On June 24, 1998, the Millennium Group Research Team posted the
very first shot of what is now popularly known as "The ORCA."  A
strange tower like object that appears near Sunspot 8458.  In
October of 1998, the team began seeing a strange object in the
lower left hand corner of the SOHO C2 images.  At first it was
thought to be an imaging anomaly, perhaps a wrinkle in a filter.
We ignored it, but noticed it would show up intermittently for a
few days and then it would be gone for a few days.  The strange
object that apparently is of tremendous size is called the Tower
and only the tip of the Tower appears to be showing.  It appears
to be long and cylindrical as if it were a "tube" that had been
sliced off at an angle.  There is another shorter tower next to
it.  An image from the satellite YOHKOH also appears to show the
geometric anomaly with extensions out of the center at a right
angle and  rays of light emanating from behind the object.  It's
as if sun light were radiating through or around a cloud,
leading observers to conclude that this object is NOT on the
surface, but at some distance from the sun.  No other "sunspots"
on the surface of the sun appear geometric like the Tower.  The
anomalies can be seen from two DIFFERENT satellites making it
more likely that these are not image processing or digital
aberrations.  The strange mechanical looking structure does NOT
appear to be a digital aberration because it is several pixels
wide and there is evidence of  tonal color gradation near the
edges.  This implies that someone did not put it there without
considerable effort.  See photos at:


CAPE TOWN -- Nostradamus by Jeremy Lovell (Reuters) - World War
Three will start in July in the Balkans, last seven months and
end in victory for the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty
Organization, according to a new analysis of 16th century French
seer Nostradamus.  `He is clear it will start before the end of
the century during the period of Cancer which is between June 22
and July 23, and in a triangle bordered by Greece, Italy and
Turkey, which is the Balkans.'' University of Stellenbosch
Professor of Political Science Willie Breytenbach told Reuters,
I have to emphasize I am a skeptic.  I am an academic who was
bored on a Sunday.  But what I found was so chilling that I put
pen to paper,'' he added.  NATO allies have been bombing targets
in Serbia in a so-far abortive effort to force Serbian President
Slobodan Milosevic to stop expelling the ethnic Albanian
majority from Kosovo.  The air campaign has triggered angry
responses from Russia, caused a biblical exodus of refugees from
Kosovo and forced the allies to contemplate sending in ground
forces.  Breytenbach said he found references to the conflict in
18 of the 950 quatrains written by Michel de Notre Dame in 1555.
In one quatrain he mentions the Slav people and war in the
mountains which, taken with what we know and the talk of land
forces, all gelled,'' he added.  One of the quatrains also
mentions a tyrant whose name begins with `M,' which could refer
to Milosevic.  Another notes that the Serbs will change their
prince, which Breytenbach took to be a reference to the possible
overthrow of the Serb leader.  In another verse there is a
reference to three years and seven months of peace before the
war.  The Dayton peace accord to which Milosevic was a
signatory, finally ended the conflict in Bosnia on November 21,
1995.  Adding three years and seven months to that brings us to
the end of June 1999,'' Breytenbach said.  Nostradamus made
several references to the involvement of Greece, Turkey and
Italy.  Nostradamus, is quite clear the war will last seven
months and the victor will have been born in America."  Editor's
Note: I predict WW III war will be averted and Milosevic will be


NASA --A report from Jack Grimston indicates that NASA is
considering funding research into wormholes, anomalies in space
that could provide a short cut to space travel and allow
astronauts to crisscross the universe in an instant.  NASA is
impressed with new research that suggests that wormholes,
tunnels that are thought to link points in space separated by
billions of kilometers, could be used for space travel.  A NASA
spokesman said although the research could take decades, the
potential rewards were too great to ignore: "This could
revolutionize space travel and ultimately allow interstellar
voyages."  The existence of wormholes was first proposed by
Albert Einstein 64 years ago, but physicists have always argued
that they would generate such powerful gravitational fields that
nobody could enter them.  New research suggests, however, that
such forces could be neutralized using negative mass -- space
from which all the energy has been sucked out.  Negative mass
was once considered a purely theoretical concept, but its
existence has been demonstrated by scientists at a government
research facility in Los Alomos. NM.  A second group of
researchers, led by Matt Visser, at Washington University in St
Louis has calculated that negative mass could be used to
manipulate small wormholes, making them large enough for a
spaceship to pass through.  Wormholes are best imagined by
drawing two spots on a piece of paper and bending the paper so
that the two dots touch.  They are together, but remain the same
distance apart on the paper.  Professor Visser believes that
negative mass could be used to expand and stabilize smaller
wormholes.  If the research succeeds, it would transform
humankind's view of its place in the universe.  Scientists
believe that, while the universe could be riddled with millions
of tiny wormholes.  But at the moment we are effectively
stranded on Earth - a spacecraft could take thousands of years
to reach the nearest constellations.  The amount of negative
mass demonstrated by scientists at the Los Alamos laboratory is
so small that only the most sensitive instruments can detect it.
Australian Sunday Times 4/20/99


Sam Sherman's audio documentary tape called THE EDWARDS AIR
FORCE BASE ENCOUNTER on the night of October 7, 1965, uses the
actual voice recordings provided by the Air Force.  During this
event 12 high tech luminous UFOs invade secure air space and
came down low over the runways at Edwards AFB, where tower
operator Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the 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 it is heard on the archival recordings.  The UFOs are
described and a decision is made to launch F-106 interceptors.
You are there in an important part of UFO history. Hear it for
yourself, its probably the best tape ever made and its record of
a real event. 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.  Even most military men enjoy the
tape and feel it is authentic.

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