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Re: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 4, Number 26

From: Joseph Trainor <Masinaigan@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 17:27:06 +0100
Fwd Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 07:43:36 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 4, Number 26

Volume 4, Number 26
October 21, 1999
Editor: Joseph Trainor


Following a five-day hiatus, UFOs returned to the small town of
Dandridge, Tennessee (population 1,540), offering two nighttime
viewing experiences.

According to eyewitness Patricia G., the UFOs returned at 2 a.m.
on Wednesday, October 20, 1999.  She reported, "The UFO was in
the northwest sky.  He was a little lower than usual and, as I
noticed the pulsating and flashing of the brilliant colors, he
sank lower, and the trees blocked my view.  This was no
airplane.  It was the same light in the sky we have been
watching all year."

Several UFOs turned up in Dandridge again at 8:30 p.m. on
Saturday, October 16, 1999, Patricia added, "Tonight from 8:30
to 9 p.m., there were five UFOs that I could see. They were in
their usual position in the northwest sky.  Four of them were
scattered, and the one to the north-northeast was very, very
bright.  There was one in the southwest sky of the same
intensity.  I can't understand for the life of me why others are
not reporting these things."

Dandridge is located 23 miles (36 kilometers) east of Knoxville,
Tennessee.  (Email Interview)


A small, fast-moving silver UFO "several feet long and a few
inches in diameter" has been seen by ranchers in rural Rich
County, near Woodruff, Utah (population 50) during the past

According to eyewitness Mark L., the speedy UFO was last seen on
Friday, October 15, 1999 at 5:15 p.m.  The object flew from west
to east, just above the ankle-high sagebrush on the arid

"Over the month, my wife, sister and brother-in-law have
independently seen some sort of thing in our rural area," Mark
reported. "A silver tube several feet in length and a few inches
in diameter zips across the road in front of them and
disappears.  They all insist that the object is hardly glimpsed
before it is gone.  My sister described small 'fins' or
something on the side."

Woodruff is on Utah Highway 39 about 130 miles (208 kilometers)
northeast of Salt Lake City.  (Email Form Report)


About 2,000 dead birds fell from the sky in Mascoutah, Illinois
last Friday, October 15, 1999.

Dead birds included starlings, grackles and red-winged
blackbirds.  The cause of the deaths is not known, and the case
is being investigated by the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources (DNR).

This was the third mass death of small birds in the USA this
year.  The first such puzzling occurrence took place in Bastrop,
Louisiana back in January 1999.

According to USA Today, "State officials suspect a chemical, not
strong winds, might have killed thousands of birds in a southern
Illinois farm field."

"State Department of Natural Resources biologists are running
tests on some of the birds and should have the results today,
said DNR spokesman Joe Khayyat."

Mascoutah (population 5,511) is on Illinois Highway 177 about 25
miles (40 kilometers) east of St. Louis, Missouri.  (See USA
Today for October 19, 1999, "Illinois," page A7."


A bright UFO appeared over Liverpool Tuesday night, October 12,
1999, and was also seen in Liscard and across the bay in

According to eyewitness Lorraine W., the UFO "first looked like
a faint star" when it appeared over the large UK city. "At first
it looked like a star, but it was quite fast.  A beam of light
came out of the bottom right-hand-side of the object."

The beam "looked like a cone--narrow at the top but getting
wider as it got longer. The light was a smoky white or grey in
colour. The light lasted for a second or two and went out.  The
object itself hung around for a few minutes and vanished."
(Email Form Report)


The UFO flap in Australia's Victoria state entered its second
week with multiple sightings in three suburbs just west of

On Saturday, October 16, 1999, at 9:15 p.m., "six bright orange
illuminations" were seen by 20 to 30 witnesses over Melton, Deer
Park and Rockbank, three suburbs on the western edge of
Melbourne, Victoria's largest city.

The UFOs were "heading east" and "were seen by 20 to 30 people
for 20 minutes on the Western Highway between Melton and Deer
Park, Vic., western outer suburbs of Melbourne."

"The illuminations at times were in an S formation up to periods
of some two minutes before flying or running off easterly.  They
all remained at one height (altitude) and size.  In fact, twice
the size of the background stars." (Many thanks to Australian
ufologist Ross Dowe for this report.)


On Friday, October 8, 1999, researchers found a new formation of
crop circles two miles south of Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This was the sixth formation of crop circles found in Midale
this year.  Midale was also the site of heavy crop circle
activity in 1998.

The formation was found in a durum wheat field two miles south
of Midale by pilot John Erickson and researcher Nancy Talbott.

The formation consisted of three circles close together in a
straight line about 20 feet (6 meters) apart.  The largest
circle (on the east side of the cluster--J.T.) is approximately
60 feet (18 meters) in diametre, the second about 40 feet (12
meters) and the third about 20 feet (6 meters)."

"Description of the floor lay inside the smallest circle is of a
swirled lay which ends in a straight 'radial' type lay out to
the edge of the circle.  The other circles have the usual
swirled lay pattern."

  Midale (population 497) is on Provincial Highway 39 about 98
  miles (157 kilometers) southeast of Regina, Sask.  (Many thanks
  to Paul Anderson of Circles Phenomenon Research- Canada for
  this report.)


On Friday, October 15, 1999, the Japanese government raised the
number of people exposed to radiation during the nuclear mishap
at Tokaimura two weeks ago from 49 to 69. Three of the victims
remain hospitalized at Tokyo University Hospital.

The nuclear accident occurred on September 30, 1999 when workers
at the JCO Company plant in Tokaimura, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan
mistakenly poured too much uranium oxide into a stainless steel
container, thereby setting off a nuclear chain reaction.

"A report on the accident submitted Friday by the (Japanese)
Nuclear Safety Commission said the new exposures were revealed
when investigators belatedly checked badges the workers to
monitor radiation levels."

"Previously, the government had given the number of those
exposed to radiation as 49, including seven people working near
the site and three firefighters who rescued the three most
seriously injured workers."

"Other workers were exposed to radiation levels 50 to 100 times
(about 500 to 1,000 REM, meaning Radiation Equivalent Man--J.T.)
higher than what is considered safe to receive over the course
of a year, Friday's report found."

"Also on Friday, JCO Co., which runs the plant, said that a
small amount of radiation still was leaking, but that it doesn't
pose a health risk to nearby residents."

(Editor's Comment:  According to Japan's Sankei news service,
there are 330,000 people living within a radius of 10 kilometers
(6 miles) of the nuclear plant.)

"Last week, JCO said a ventilator was still spewing radioactive
iodine 131 at about twice the safety limit."

"The company sealed the opening and turned off an exhaust fan,
but the leak was continuing Friday, said Science and Technology
Agency spokesman Ken Maruoka.  Workers are to install a filter
today to stop the leak, he said."  (See the Minneapolis, Minn.
Star-Tribune for October 16, 1999, "Those exposed to radiation
leak in Japan increased to 69," page A5.)

(Editor's Comment:  Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi is going to have
to bite the bullet and bury that factory under a mountain of
concrete--just like in Chernobyl.)


"With some extremists attaching apocalyptic significance to the
new millenium, the FBI is quietly warning local police about
possible threats posed by anti-government militias and hate

"The campaign includes the national distribution of a report
titled Project Megiddo in which federal authorities assess
threats posed by hate groups and explain the significance of
biblical references the groups use to discuss Y2K."

"The project, which is named for an ancient battleground in
Israel associated with Armageddon, will be the centerpiece of an
FBI seminar this month before the International Association of
Chiefs of Police in Charlotte, N.C." (North Carolina--J.T.)

"Unlike the rest of the meeting, the seminar will be closed to
the public, a sign of how sensitive the subject of militias has

"One workshop is titled 'Millenium, militias and mayhem: what to
expect in the coming year.'"

"A senior government official said the 10-page report was meant
to heighten awareness among local police departments to the
possibility that militias might use the new millenium as an
opportunity to initiate acts of violence or general disruption."

"The FBI has urged police to be alert to changes in behavior of
known militias and cult groups and to the possible stockpiling
of weapons."

"According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the militia
movement reached its peak in 1996, when there were 858 such
organizations across the country.  By last year, there were

"What concerns officials now, however, is the possibility that
extreme members might undertake missions of their own."

"They cite as an example Buford Furrow, who belonged to a white
supremacist group (Aryan Nations of northern Idaho--J.T.) and is
accused of killing a mail carrier and shooting six people at a
Jewish community center in Los Angeles this summer."  (See USA
Today for October 20, 1999, "FBI: Militias a threat at
milleniumm" page A1.) (Editor's Comment::  Yes, there are a lot
of militia or "patriot" groups in the USA.  Some are Aryan
Nations, some neo-Nazi, some constitutionalist and others
Bible-believing Christians.  Just what does the FBI consider a
cult?  Stockpiling food? All 10 million of the USA's Latter-Day
Saints do that.  Musings about the seals of the Bible? There's
the Seventh-Day Adventists.  Literal belief in the Book of
Revelation?  That's all of our country's evangelical Christians,
which the last time I checked, consisted of about 20 percent of
the entire USA population

If the Bureau has admissible evidence that certain extremists
are planning millenial mayhem, then why don't they take it to
the grand jury? Instead of stirring up the nation's police
departments against people who might believe that Y2K could be
linked to events prophesied in the Book of Revelation.

If the prospect of Y2K civil unrest and Operation Abacus were
not serious enough, we now have this to worry about.  Like our
country's second president, John Adams, I can only assess the
future by looking at the past.  Back in February and March of
1942, the FBI rounded up the Japanese-Americans under
circumstances far less threatening than Y2K.)

from the UFO Files...


Of all the continents, Africa has the fewest reported UFO
sightings, and most of these have taken place south of the
Zambezi River.  But North Africa has had a few celebrated UFO
incidents of their own.

On October 26, 1954, amateur astronomer Yves Vernet set up his
prismatic telescope in his vineyard near Bou Hanifia in Algeria.

"With my prismatic telescope set at 20 magnification, I watched
the sky at high altitude.  I was stupefied to see a brilliant
object fly high above the cloud layer at great speed.  Five
minutes later, I saw another object pass."

"Since October 26, when the first sighting occurred, every day
between 1 and 2 p.m., I have not ceased to see flying saucers
passing by every five to ten minutes. More are visible at midday
than at morning or evening.  Their frequency in a (viewing)
field so reduced is of great importance.  Their performance is
far above that of our best terrestrial aircraft, and their
number seems greater than the greatest aerial concentration we
could effect."

Bou Hanifia is on the river el-Hamma (Arabic for the bath),
about 88 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of Oran.  The valley is
one of the oldest archaeological sites in North Africa, with
signs of human habitation dating back to 6,000 B.C.  (See Flying
Saucers Uncensored by Harold T. Wilkins, The Citadel Press, New
York, N.Y. 1955, page 247.)

That's it for this week.  Join us next time for more UFO news
from around the planet, brought to you by "the paper that goes
home-- UFO Roundup."  See you then.

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