- On July 4th, we salute those Americans and our allies
who have given their lives and fortunes to support democracy in the US
and other nations. Many of us are convinced that our Earth is being visited
by alien craft. These aliens may be our friends or a deadly enemy, but
to ignore them is foolishness. We encourage the news media to consider
that we receive thousands of reports each year from witnesses who see,
photograph and video UFOs. One eyewitness in a court of law can convict
and put to death a murderer. Why are multiple witnesses ridiculed and
ignored if they see a UFO? Just look at NASA shuttle tapes with an open
mind. There are UFOs all over the place. I'm convinced it is our patriotic
duty to find the answer to what is in our skies. Ignoring a threat does
not make it go away. I have numerous friends who have served our country
gallantly who have chased or seen UFOs, I wish to thank the patriots who
had the courage to report UFOs despite the ridicule. In some ways this
is harder than going into battle. Have a great summer.
- THE EARTH WILL REACH ITS GREATEST DISTANCE FROM THE SUN
this year on the 4th of July, but don't expect a break from the heat of
northern summer. The Earth has a slightly elliptical orbit around the
sun. The sun is in an eleven year solar storm cycle that appears to effect
UFO activity. Low solar storm activity and high number of reports. Now
with high solar storm activty, reports in June are about half the number
of last year's. Low UFO activity may reflect the high cost of aviation
fuel this year? But since 1947, when high UFO activity was first reported
there appears to a reverse relationship between solar storm activity and
UFO reports. Air Force Blue Book files reveal over a thousand reports
for 1952, 1957, and 1966 years with relatively low solar activity.
- TEN PERCENT OF UFO REPORTS REMAIN UNEXPLAINED
- Royal Air Force Director of Intelligence, R. V. Jones,
states in the Condon Report that, "Over the period from January 1959
to September 1967, the British Ministry of Defence received 6254 UFO reports.
Seventy remain unexplained after investigation. For comparison, the American
figures, given by the Staff of Project Bluebook are 6817 alleged sightings
in the years 1953 to 1965, of these, 1248 were reported too vaguely to
allow an attempt at explanation. Of the remaining 5569, there were 237
for which explanations could not be found. Summarizing the British and
American experience, it appears perhaps 10% of the sightings cannot be
explained. In this residue, it is probable that the majority of witnesses
have made substantial errors in their descriptions. A point of dispute
is whether after such errors have been allowed for, there is enough left
that is unexplained to make us think that there is a gap in our knowledge
either of natural phenomena or of an extraterrestrial invasion of our atmosphere,
perhaps by intelligently controlled spacecraft." The Scientific Study
of Unidentified Flying Objects, Dr. Edward Condon Director, pages 929-930
- NEW YORK CITY BLACK DISC
- MANHATTAN -- On Tuesday, June 27, 2000, five witnesses
observed a partial black ring which they described as a flattened "U"
shape slowly movng overhead across the sky towards the northeast at 8:00
PM. The sky was light in the early summer evening when five witnesses
saw a donut or "U" shaped craft. It was different from the sky
and was likely a light colored material which was blocking our view of
the rest of the dark ring, thereby creating the initial impression of the
flattened "U" shape. All I can say is, the way it looked and
the way it moved it was not tumbling or changing orientation. It was a
black partial ring with a light sky-colored or perhaps shiny reflective
material transmitting the color of the sky. It filled the interior and
seemingly blocked our view of the rest of the black ring, giving a black
flattened "U" shape moving slowly, steadily, and solidly across
the sky. It was an unusual ring flew out of site due to extreme distance.
I have seen nor heard of no other which quite fits the same description,
although I have been studying this field for several decades. It is hard
to determine the size, but I would guess it was a bit smaller than a 747
aircraft at 3 or 4000 feet up. There were five of us watching the object
as it flew over lower-mid-Manhattan heading east-northeast. The consensus
was we saw a UFO. Thanks to Larry Clark www.nymufon.org. and Steve Jones
- NEW JERSEY ELLIPTICAL BLACK UFO SEEN
- MONTCLAIR -- On Saturday, June 18, 2000, at approximately
7:00 PM, Max Gebhardt sighted a strange dark object high in the sky. Max
reported, "The UFO approached from the northwest and departed to the
west. It was a very small black object, possibly a U-2 or a low-orbit
satellite, very near the air traffic corridors." Montclair is only
13 miles west of New York City. "I lost sight of it after 15 minutes
due to its size. It was tiny, black, elliptical, possibly very far away,
maybe 20 to 30 miles flying at 30,000 feet at about 550 miles per hour."
Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol. 5 # 26 June 29, 2000 Editor: Joseph Trainor
- GEORGIA GREEN BEAM" AND "SHOOTING STAR
- TROUP COUNTY -- Researcher John Thompson reports a father,
his fourteen-year-old son and friend saw a strange "green beam"
in the sky on Saturday, June 17, 2000." Standing outside on Old Chipley
Road at 1:30 AM the two boys saw the beam while looking southeast towards
Pine Mountain. Turning around one boy said, "Do you see that?"
The other, looking up, replied "Yea." At about a half-a-mile
way, perhaps in extreme north Harris County, the boys saw a laser-like
"ocean-green beam" standing between a low-hanging cloud and the
ground. The beam was perpendicular to the ground and had an equal diameter
its entire length. The somewhat dark green beam did not expand or retract;
it was just there when they saw it. Watching the beam for "four seconds"
one boy said it "totally went away." It did not fade; recede
or contract but simply vanished while the boys had their eyes on it. Ten
to fifteen seconds later, the boys saw a strange bright white shooting
star fly south where the beam had just been seen. This seemed a rather
odd coincidence. To this investigator it brought to mind a stranger incident
in south Troup County that seemed to have a "cause and effect"
relationship involving a "shooting-star" like object. On October
10, 1996, a TV producer was driving northwest on the Big Springs-Stovall
Road at around 10:00 PM when he noticed a bright, white, star-like light
above a hill to his north. On the nearby hill, he noticed some kind of
dim light or reflection. As he continued to drive, a standing "circle
of red lights" on edge shot across the Stovall Road only fifty feet
in front of him towards the illuminated "target" on the hill.
After the 8 to 10 feet wide revolving circle of red lights hit the "target,"
the bright "star" shot away out of sight. The producer was entirely
unnerved by the incident and initially thought someone had shot tracers
at him, but could not explain the cause and effect relationship he had
witnessed. He had not heard any gunshots.
- Strongly illuminated beams were seen in South Troup County
in August of 1995, on the Willie Hodnet Road. A married couple saw a square
box over a pasture casting a white beam straight down. The beam they saw
retracted and expanded but, like the latest incident, did not widen at
any point. A third person saw this same UFO from a different vantage point.
On January 8, 1998, just north of LaGrange on Highway 219, another married
couple saw an intense beam start in mid-air and go down to the ground a
hundred feet below. This wide beam was so intense they said that it could
not be seen through. At no time during all of these beam sightings was
any sound heard or aircraft/search lights found to be responsible. The
normal cast of characters was contacted to find, perhaps, a mundane explanation
for the Old Chipley Road sighting. Calls to Callaway Gardens and its nearby
airport showed that there were no lights of any kind displayed. Mr. Brad
Castleberry, a civilian public affairs officer at Ft. Benning, said none
of their fixed or rotary wing aircraft were in the Troup-Harris County
area or had the capability to display a green beam. An earlier call to
another source at Ft. Benning revealed that any craft based there capable
of casting light only have a "night-sun" light capability. A
"night-sun" light mounted on an aircraft illuminates an area
beneath it much like daylight, but does not project a narrow beam. Calls
to Troup County 911 and the Pine Mountain police brought forth no other
reports. The ocean-green beam remains unexplained. The shooting star
may have only been a coincidence. Weather on the night of the sighting
was scattered cloud cover with light wind and a temperature of around 70
degrees F. Ceiling was unlimited, visibility excellent and a near full
moon out. The witnesses, despite their relative young age, are judged
reliable. Thanks to John C. Thompson Copyright, 2000. All rights reserved.
- MICHIGAN THREE BLACK SPHERE'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA
- SAULT SAINT MARIE -- I had gone out in front of my house
with a digital camera on June 15, 2000, to take a series of photographs,
and to try out a new panoramic photo construction program for my computer.
I took a total of eleven photo's of three black sphere's, in a 360 degree
circle from the ground to the sky using a tripod, at about 5:30 PM-EST.
I then went back in the house, copied the jpg. photo's from the disk in
the camera onto my hard drive, and constructed the panorama. As I was
scrolling around in a circle, I could see a small black dot in the sky
to the west. The program allows you to zoom in, so when I did this, the
dot appears to be a black sphere. I zoomed out and scrolled to the north,
and there were two more black spheres'. In the photo, they almost appear
to be in a large triangle formation. I would estimate the size of them
in the photo to be about the size of a pencil eraser held at arm's length.
I have the photo at 768x1024 pixels. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
- ILLINOIS BLACK TRIANGULAR CRAFT
- GREENFIELD -- On June 14, 2000, the witness reports,
"I walked outside and looked west at a 2 o'clock position in the sky.
I noticed nine brightly flashing lights in a V shape and moving in perfect
formation and in unison at 9:30 PM. I immediately called a friend to look
and we were on the phone as we both watched the black triangular craft.
The lights were not quite as big as Venus appears, but they were blinking
randomly. The open part of the V was at least 5 to 6 full moons across.
Commercial aircraft would not have been in such a formation, and military
aircraft at that distance would have been heard. There was no sound as
they moved east to west across the sky at about the same speed as commercial
jet aircraft. If these were multiple aircraft the formation was perfect.
I watched them until they passed behind some trees. My friends who were
still on the phone with me reported it moved west for at least another
five minutes. They reported seeing an obviously recognizable airplane
in the vicinity of the black triangle.
- CAHOKIA MOUNDS -- We were driving past the mounds on
an old road near Route 111 on June 16, 2000, when we saw a strange light
but just figured it to be an airplane. At 9:45 PM, as we got closer we
could tell it was no airplane. It had four lights with blue and green colors.
The craft was black in color but almost gray. It was only a 1,000 feet
above the ground. It was a perfect triangular shape, with no curves at
all. It was obvious that it was no airplane. It flew very slowly without
sound and the lights from the craft were just so bright it lit up the area
around the craft. The weather was a light rain, but we had clear sight
of it. ST. LOUIS -- A couple hours later at 11:30 PM, a caller to the National
Reporting Center stated, "My mom and a friend were returning home,
crossing the McKinley Bridge over the Mississippi River into Illinois.
As they began to cross the bridge, they saw a large object hovering in
the sky. The object was above the bridge near the CAHOKIA MOUNDS. They
stopped and watched it for a minute or so. They said it was perfectly
still, at a height where a very low flying plane would be. Both witnesses
claimed it was difficult to make out an exact shape - but drew me a picture
and verbally described it. They saw two large glowing circular white lights
on the side, that were attached to a long cigar shaped fuselage. They
had difficulty describing what attached the lights to the body. I asked
what made them think it was not a helicopter? They said, "It was
WAY too large for a helicopter and remained perfectly still without any
sound." They decided to keep moving and the passenger was looking
out the rear window at the object. She lost track of the object briefly
but saw it just in time to watch it streak across the sky at incredible
speed. She said, "It then stopped instantly over the Mississippi
at a point south of their current position." They continued home.
Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.
- TEXAS FUTURISTIC PLANES
- DALLAS -- Jonathan Miller writes, "I'm 17 years
old and on June 23, 2000, for the first time I actually saw real life proof
of something going on." I went outside at about 10:27 PM, to play
basketball and was waiting my friends sitting on a swing. I am looking
up at the sky, which had no stars and saw two bluish almost futuristic
type planes soar by faster than any planes can go. They flew by quickly
but I was able to see them in the dark. What I saw gave me chills. They
passed by in not even in a second. They left blue lines in the dark sky
that was visible for a couple of seconds. They appeared to be breaking
the sound barrier over our neighborhood and I expected a boom. But they
were totally silent. The lines disappeared and I yelled to my friend to
come out fast. Thanks to Jonathan Miller firstname.lastname@example.org and Larry
- OREGON UFOs FILMED
- HOOD RIVER -- James A. Gilliland reports that on June
24, 2000, there was a wonderful display of UFO activity. One very large
craft flew directly over the Bridgehouse. It morphed from one light disk
into three and four then returned to one again. Yes, it is on film. We
have footage of ships rising on both sides of Mt Adams now. One in particular
was immense. It rose up, went behind the mountain then moved right towards
us. An aviation expert was present and had no doubt he had seen a UFO.
It later ascended and hovered for the rest of the evening next to a triangular
star pattern. Several were filmed last night, with one crossing the sky
at a very high altitude and speed. Thanks to James Gilliland Self-Mastery
Earth Institute <email@example.com., www.cazekiel.org
- NEW MEXICO NIDS COW ANIMAL MUTILATION SURVIVES
- On May 20, 2000, NIDS was alerted to a two year old Charolais
cow which had been mutilated near Cuba, New Mexico, three days previously
but the animal had survived. The animal was recovering at a nearby veterinary
clinic. On May 22, 2000, the NIDS veterinarian plus two NIDS investigators
arrived to examine it. The animal's left ear had been removed completely,
its right ear was substantially removed and the animal's lips appeared
to have been injured or degraded. A search for needle marks was negative.
Both veterinarians concurred that there was no evidence whatsoever that
the animal had been attacked by predators or scavengers. Rather, they concurred
that a sharp instrument had likely been used to remove the ears. Multiple
blood samples, a small tissue biopsy and fecal samples were taken and analyzed.
- UK STRANGE DAZE MAGAZINE
- Strange Daze is an English publication that contains
serious articles and papers by leading authors and researchers in the fields
of Ufology, the paranormal and cutting edge science. There are no hard
and fast rules governing submissions to the magazine, apart from an insistence
on quality, integrity, and a realistic approach to the subject. So far,
Strange Daze has been primarily aimed at a semi-academic readership and
the magazine's detailed technical features often reflect this. The quality
of writing is high and for this reason, much of the material showcased
in Strange Daze has eventually finds its way into the wider world of publishing.
Editor Gloria H. Dixon and the editorial team have a bold vision for the
magazine's future, focusing on the profound issues of consciousness and
our hopes, fears and expectations in this brave new world. The current
edition (Issue 20) of Strange Daze contains a major feature by aviation
writer Bill Rose on secret "Cold War" space projects, including
the Pentagon's plans to build a military fortress on the Moon. In his
lengthy article "The Scare in the Air," journalist DR David Clarke
traces UFO sightings back to the beginning of the last century and takes
a close look at Zeppelin activity during World War One. Kate Taylor, who
is now regarded as an important authority on modern American political
history, examines the possibility that Ted Kennedy was framed at Chappaquiddick.
Ufologist Michael Lewis looks back at Millennium madness, while Dave Newton,
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society discusses the latest astronomy
and space exploration developments. Last is Gloria Dixon's fascinating
account of paranormal events at one of Britain's most mysterious locations,
Windwhistle Hill. Strange Daze costs £10 for four issues per year
in the UK and £15 for other subscribers. Website at: www.strangedaze.ic.24.net.
- Editor's Note: Bill Rose's article revealed the US planned
to build a military fortress on the Moon were stopped apparently due to
the high cost, but I wonder if there were other reasons? Dr. David Clarke's
article concerning Zeppelin Dirigible activity during World War I was particularly
interesting to me since I flew over England for four years. During World
War I, hardly a night would go by without numerous reports of German Zeppelin
activity over England, but the Germans only had one Naval Zeppelin and
five Army airships in service when war was declared. Within a few months
most had been destroyed or wrecked. German records reveal Zeppelin activity
was very limited anywhere near England, yet sightings of airships were
frequent and may have been UFOs. Captain Stansfield of the trawler SS
Ape and many of his crew on December 15, 1914, reported sighting a black
airship. After the war airship records were read and all German airships
were in their hangars due to bad weather. On September 6, 1914, Flight
Commander C.E.H. Rathborne of the Felixstowe Naval Air Station, Suffolk
returned from an early morning patrol in his RNAS seaplane to make perhaps
the first report of a UFO by a military officer. "At 5:35 AM. whilst
on patrol. I sighted an airship steering south-southeast, with a silver
colored envelope on the horizon while flying at 1,300 feet, 27 miles south
of Orfordness." A military intelligence report estimated the total
number of reports of "enemy signaling" to be as high as 2,000
from the Scottish Command alone during the first year of the war. By January
31, 1916, nine Naval Zeppelins had been built and were ordered to bomb
central England. The Zeppelin scares and rumors generated thousands of
reports of phantom airships that based on their records seldom ever flew
near England. It appears many of the reports may have been UFOs since
records reveal no known aircraft or airships were flying. Were these British
eyewitnesses lying, mistaken, or had they really seen UFOs in their skies?
- CANADA FIRST CROP CIRCLES OF 2000
- SASKATCHEWAN -- The first crop circles for 2000 were
reported to CPR-Canada on June 19, 2000, near Willmar, south of Regina.
Field assistant Beatta van Berkom and local reporter Dawn-Marie Barker
report five rings were found in pasture grass, each averaging about 26
feet in diameter, and two feet wide. At least three of the rings have a
cut in the ring, making them more like a horseshoe.
- RUSSIAN CROP CIRCLES MYSTIFY FARMERS
- YUZHNOYE -- The overnight appearance of crop circles
in a field in Southern Russia June 24, 2000, has puzzled farmers who claim
aliens landed there. Russian Public TV reported that a farmer from the
village of Yuzhnoye, Stavropol Territory called in local officials "to
record an act of vandalism" after finding that his field of ripe barley
had been ruined. Closer examination revealed four distinct circles --
one 20 meters in diameter in the center and three outer ones 6 meters in
diameter each. The barley had been smoothed down "as if by hand"
in a clockwise direction. Representatives of the Stavropol Security Council
found no traces of radiation or chemicals, and human intervention was ruled
out. Eyewitnesses in a neighboring village said they had seen a UFO landing
in the field. Vasily Belchenko, Security Council Deputy Secretary, was
inclined to believe them. "Aliens" took crop samples from the
field. "There is no doubt that it was not man-made," he said.
A 20-cm-deep cylindrical hole with polished walls was found right in the
center of the large circle suggesting the aliens were taking soil samples.
Thanks to the BBC monitoring at Caversham and Steven L. Wilson, Ndunlks@aol.com
- PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND UFOs
- Robert Collins writes...Besides all the other possible
scenarios as to why JFK might of been assassinated UFOs have come up as
perhaps another reason: Did JFK really intend to make an announcement on
Roswell and an assassin's bullet got in the way? Was JFK's willingness
to be open about many things including UFOs within the government earn
him the permanent wrath of people like Dulles, Colby and Hoover? Please
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