- SCIENTISTS CLAIM UFOs MIGHT
BE REAL AND DESERVE FURTHER STUDY
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The first independent scientific review of purported
UFO sightings in almost 30 years has concluded that some unexplained physical
evidence warrants serious scientific study, the Washington Post reported
in its Monday editions. The study by an international panel emphasized
that it had found no convincing evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence
or any violation of natural laws, the Post said. But the panel cited cases
of intriguing and inexplicable details such as burns to witnesses, radar
detection of mysterious objects, strange lights appearing repeatedly in
the skies over certain places, aberrations in the workings of automobiles
and radiation and other damage found in vegetation. The 50-page review
was released Monday in a publication of the Society for Scientific Exploration.
The society was established by Peter Sturrock of Stanford University, who
directed the inquiry. The survey asserted that the scientific community
might learn something worthwhile if it overcame a fear of ridicule associated
with the topic and got some funding for targeted research, the paper said.
"It may be valuable to carefully evaluate UFO reports to extract
information about unusual phenomena currently unknown to science,"
it quoted the report as saying. The Sturrock group said that thanks to
strides in understanding and technical capabilities, chances of significant
understanding were greater now than 30 years ago when the Air Force and
the CIA supported a two-year investigation. That 1968 report concluded
that "further extensive study of UFOs probably cannot be justified
in the expectation that science will be advanced."
- John Thompson reports from Georgia that
The Atlanta Journal Constitution afternoon edition had as its front page
headlines in one inch bold black type about SSE scientists who are recommending
study by other scientists on UFOs. Seeing that one inch tall "UFO"
at the top of the largest afternoon paper in the South was really a shocker.
They followed up this morning with another front page story--but not the
headline--on a UFO poll showing a majority of the country now believes
it is possible that ET craft are visiting Earth. Using quotes from old
AJC articles in the '50s, '60s, and even '70s they showed where the Air
Force admitted this or that in their own newspaper back then. It is the
most positive high-profile article I have ever seen published in the AJC
since I've been in Georgia (20 years). I don't know if this type coverage
will really lead to any help we need but it sure won't hurt. Iím
hearing that similar coverage occurred in Chicago and around the country.
- NEW JERSEY
- Investigator Evelyn Galson that a Mullica
Hill couple was traveling down Route 45 from Woodbury towards Mullica Hill
on Saturday, June 13, 1998, at 9:35 PM when they spotted a UFO. The wife
looked towards the Gloucester County Library as they passed by and noticed
some strange lights in the sky. There were 3 or 4 red and blue, round
lights all in front like a straight bar. She asked her husband, "What
is that?" He couldn't look because he was driving and he didn't answer
her. As she watched, the lights followed their car and changed to all
white lights. She asked her husband, "Can a planes lights change
color?" But he still didn't answer her. When they finally arrived
home and pulled into their driveway, the object moved over the treetops
to the right side of their backyard and stopped. She asked her husband,
"What is that?" Her husband said, "I don't know, maybe
it's a helicopter." He then went into the house. The wife walked
to the backyard to get a better look at the craft and noticed that there
were no sounds coming from it. The object moved a little at a time, very
slowly and finally reached the left side of backyard just above their suburban
home. The UFO turned to a different direction and she saw that the object
was oval. It was just hovering, barely moving about 80 feet above the
ground. All of a sudden, the outside lights on the craft were turned off,
and lights came on the inside. There were three decks or three levels
that lit up one after another. You could see right into the craft. Later
she noticed three white lights underneath the craft towards the outside.
They were positioned in a triangular pattern. She observed the craft in
the backyard for 10 to 15 minutes. She said it was about the size of
a military helicopter, but three floors high. She then went into the house
to call her daughter, because she wanted her daughter to see it. When
they went back outside it was no longer visible. The mother had trouble
sleeping that evening and was unusually tired the next morning, which was
Sunday. When she got up to get ready to go to church, she noticed a bruise
on her thigh with three puncture wounds. She did not have them the day
before. The craft was viewed from 9:35 to after 11:00 P.M. Thanks to
- Daniel Rodriguez reports he and his father
saw a UFO on Saturday, June 27, 1998, on Tonnelle Avenue between North
Bergen and Fairview not far from Newark Airport. About 7:00 PM, they saw
a craft that looked like half a pizza, with lights on the pointy ends and
one in the middle of the rounded edge. The flat portion of the craft was
the front with the circular part in the rear. It was moving slow, but
increased its speed. The craft was the size of two cars laid next to each
other, or about a 40 foot wingspan. The UFO flew off to the west-southwest.
Other aircraft were observed in the vicinity, but no one seemed to notice
the UFO. Thanks to Daniel Rodriguez at UFOs here in E-mail interview
- Port Washington Bob Mueller reports that
saw black helicopters fly over his house on Saturday, June 13, 1998, and
then again on Sunday. On both days, five helicopters flew north and then
came back a few hours later heading south. They looked like UH-60 Blackhawks
gunships with a capacity for about a dozen troops apiece. There were no
markings, but those low-visibility paint schemes make it tough to see.
Sunday night, at about 11:00 PM, I went out to my car to get something,
and I saw a moving, flashing orange light very high in the sky directly
overhead. When it flashed, it was very bright (so much so, it's reflection
off my car/glasses caught my attention enough to cause me look DIRECTLY
up). It appeared to be moving in straight line. The UFO was heading due
North - the same heading (and along virtually the same path) as the helicopters.
I watched it for about 10 seconds, then ran inside to get my wife Michele.
We came out maybe 30 seconds later, but by then it was gone. Was a satellite
catching the sun? I wonder. Thanks for the E-mail submission from Bob
- Roman Yerema reports he has taped many
UFOs during May and June of this year. Roman says he owns stock footage
and specializes in military aircraft. I've been shooting aircraft for
thirty years and never encountered anything that resembled a UFO. In May
and June all hell broke loose. You should see what I have gotten on tape.
Give Roman a call if your interested at 800-677-5778, 13855 Belvedere
Dr. Poway CA Thanks to ISUR and John Thompson.
- Good quality video of a UFO was apparently
taken near San Bernardino on June 16, 1998. At 3 AM, Abel was delivering
newspapers and saw a Green Fireball with three smaller red objects near
Highway 330. Abel who is close to home, races home and grabs his wife
and a video camera. He drove to 40th Street and Del Rosa where he video
taped a craft! Two nights later at 9:05 PM, LeAnn, her son and boyfriend
return to the site where they saw the Fireball. In the trees they see
the Green Fireball again. The son says it's 200 feet across. They video
tape the object that has several smaller orange orbs. First, she tapes
it on automatic, and when the object moves, they follow it and switch video
to manual. They catch the object changing colors. LeAnn reports (as do
all the others) the object was so bright, it hurt her eyes. LeAnn played
the tape while I was on the phone and I could hear their interaction.
On Sunday, Cinde Costello, fellow MUFON State Section Director and I will
visit LeAnn and Abel, see their videos, fill out MUFON reports, make copies
of the tapes, take site photographs, pin-point map positions, then post
the photos and data to the web site ( http://www.neptune.net/mufon). Following
this, all the witnesses involved have agreed to a joint meeting to corroborate
their data. Hosted by MUFON, it will take place at the residence of Bishop
Donald, Jolly- Gabriel, 1510 Yucca Street, San Bernardino, CA, on Friday,
July 3, 1998, at 6:30 PM.. To attend, contact Jerry Glass at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (909) 471-1194." Thanks to Peter A. Gersten,
- MONTREAL, CANADA
- Saturday night, June 20, 1998, Kayla
S. and her husband "were sitting in our backyard and watching the
stars, because it was unusually clear and the visibility was great. I was
hoping to see a UFO but did not really expect it." The couple, lives
in a suburban neighborhood between Dorval and Lachine, just south of Montreal,
Quebec, Canada, watched the sky for a while. "Then, at around midnight,"
Kayla reported, "I screamed, 'UFO, UFO! It looks like something weird,
honey.'" "My husband and was also watching the strange sight.
We both saw an L-shaped formation that seemed to be made up of about
five different V-shaped objects. It could have been a flock of birds
except for the fact of the speed they were going at. It traversed the
sky in about four seconds." (Editor's Note: Four seconds from horizon
to horizon equals 3,600 miles per hour.) "We lost sight of it because
of the trees and the houses and the speed of it. The color of each of
the separate V-shaped objects was a kind of opaque grey, translucent almost.
If it hadn't been so crystal clear that night, then there was no way
we would have ever been able to see this." She added that the UFO
formation was "traveling due south" towards the Adirondack Mountains
of the USA's northern New York state. (E- mail Interview) Thanks to
UFO Roundup #3-26 6/24/98 Joe Trainor Editor
- ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER PLANET
#12 OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
- A planet bigger than Jupiter has been
discovered and is just 15 light years from Earth. Geoffrey Marcy, who
heads a four-member team of San Francisco State researchers, announced
the discovery at a scientific symposium in Canada. The finding was confirmed
by a separate team in Switzerland. The group found the planet, apparently
a huge ball of gas with a surface temperature well below zero, using the
Keck I telescope in Hawaii. Its huge mass -- at least 1.9 times bigger
than Jupiter's -- was detected by a wobble in the motion of a nearby star,
not by direct visualization. There is no evidence of any solid land on
the planet on which earthlike life forms might have developed. Scientists
say the planet is mostly hydrogen and helium with a surface temperature
of about 80 degrees below zero. The planet was the first to be found orbiting
a small star called Gliese 876, one-third the size of the sun. The star
is the closest to Earth -- other than our own sun -- around which a planet
has been found. It is one of the closest members of a class of low-mass
stars that are the most common in the Milky Way galaxy. The previously
closest-known "extrasolar" planet orbits a star about 35 light-
years away. A light-year is 5.9 trillion miles, the distance light travels
in one year. "It's not spitting distance, exactly, but spacecraft
distance perhaps for future generations. Marcy added that the discovery
of a planet around Gliese 876 dramatically raises the odds that many more
planets may be found relatively close to our own solar system. "Twelve
such planets have been discovered, including seven by Marcy and his associates
in the past three years. Thanks to the Nando Times and Jack Beach email@example.com
- UFO PLASMAS
- Dana Schmidt writes regarding last weekís
files: "Are plasmas causing UFOs?" - I object to the way you
concluded that section. You said, "Almost anywhere there can be surprisingly
strong electrical plasmas....that have been generated by storms, within
the earth or from man-made machines....Our brains will attempt to make
sense of any object in front of our eyes. We can interpret these electrical
plasmas as UFOs."
- George, this is as strong a statement
that UFOs are nothing but natural plasma phenomenon as I have ever seen!
But that is clearly untrue, as plasma will NOT generate structural features,
aliens in windows, aliens on the ground, etc. And as far as "almost
anywhere strong plasmas are generated by storms or man machines,"
baloney. I have NEVER seen any plasmas, and I have watched many storms.
I think you owe your readers an explanation. Otherwise, I might was well
close up NY MUFON and simply inform all callers that it must have been
a plasma. Thanks to Don Schmidt. firstname.lastname@example.org. Editors Comment: Donít
close up shop, expand it instead. I may not have made it clear, but some
5 to 10% of UFOs reported in my opinion are some type of plasma or orbs.
I have some good clear pictures of them in an abducteeís bedroom
and the sky. I consider that some of these plasmas are a type of Unidentified
Flying Object (UFO). Further, they may possess alien intelligence and
technology. Some of these plasmas have even been observed entering our
atmosphere. I know this may be hard to accept, but I have a number of
witnesses who claim to be in contact with these electrical plasma type
UFOs. Remember, most abductees report seeing plasmas or orbs prior to
or during an abduction. They also have scars that seem to have been caused
by plasmas. We may be dealing with a very misunderstood form of natural
phenomenon or aliens who are completely different from what we can imagine.
These aliens may be an electrical magnetic energy life form. Iím
attempting to enlarge our concept of alien life, it may be much different
than any one imagined. The plasma UFOs may be an attempt to camouflage
their craft or may be the result of their technology.
- KEVIN RANDLE AND ROSWELL
PHOTOGRAPH CONTROVERSEY CONTINUES
- I have received numerous letters regarding
the debris photos. Two sides seem to be developing. Those who feel the
debris is simply an Army Radar Reflector and those who feel the debris
involves much more, perhaps even alien wreckage. Kevin Randle writes 6/21/98
regarding #20 files. I might be able to help on some of this since I spoke
to Bond Johnson in 1989, and have recorded interviews with him from that
- Filer:I'm printing what Dr. James Johnson
says. To my knowledge he is not going to make any money with this and
his motivation seems to be to clear General Ramey's name. I agree with
- Randle: First, Ramey's name doesn't
need clearing by Johnson or anyone else. No one has said that General Ramey
acted improperly. He was doing his job as ordered by higher headquarters
and was eventually rewarded since he made major general. Second, while
Johnson might not make any money, there are other, powerful motives for
actions. He certainly is seeking the spotlight with his claim of being
the Roswell Photographer. He is, in fact, the Fort Worth photographer,
who took pictures of a weather balloon and radar target, which are clearly
- Filer He claims there is wreckage in
addition to the radar reflector that was very odd.
- Randle He told me, originally, that
all he saw was a weather balloon and radar reflector. He was told, at
that time, by General Ramey it was a weather balloon. He didn't see anything
other than a weather balloon and target.
- Filer Also it smelled like something
that had burned or exploded. I don't have the photographs to determine
what he is talking about, but they have been ordered.
- Randle: How are you going to determine,
from photographs, how something smelled? I have seen the photographs and
there is no evidence in them that something has been burned or exploded.
- Filer Both Marcel's claimed they saw
symbols on the materials in the field and in the kitchen.
- Randle The Marcelís did but the
symbols seen by them are not what is being reported today.
- Filer: Dr. Johnson claims the symbols
are in the photos proving General Ramey was not lying and the material
had not been switched. He handled the material, claims he saw the markings,
and did not know what it was.
- Randle: General DuBose said the material
was not what had been found in Roswell. Marcel, looking at the photos
said that it wasn't what he found in New Mexico. No one said that General
Ramey was lying. This is a straw man erected by Johnson to further his
own agenda. He has only recently started suggesting he handled the material.
Why the change in his story? He only recently began to talk of seeing
symbols? Why the change in his story?
- FilerHe is alive and well. He is a retired
Colonel and minister, Ph.D., etc. Why would he lie?
- Randle: The lure of the spotlight.
More importantly, his story as told today is at odds with what he was saying
in 1989... all of which is recorded on audio tape, with his permission.
- Filer If he is right it might solve this
case once and for all. My experience has been that seldom would people
of this caliber lie unless ordered to do so. There is always the possibility
that he is simply mistaken after he has been so closely questioned by so
many people with so many different agendas. It's our job to prove this
stuff is not "ALL" a Mogul balloon train. They brought in the
weatherman and flew the stuff to Wright Pat to determine its identity.
That seems consistent. Of course, there may have been a crashed craft
on another field consistent with the other eye witness testimony. Perhaps
I'm naive, but I assume people are telling the truth the best they can
remember it until proven otherwise. I've talked to several people who
were at the site and the testimony is generally consistent.
- Randle If I read this right, then you
will accept the possibility that Johnson has radically altered his story
if I can prove that he has altered it. If he told me, several times, on
tape, that General Ramey told him it was a weather balloon, in direct conflict
with his claims today, then you would grant that he is mistaken. If he
told me, several times, on tape, that he wrote the July 9 story in the
newspaper, which he now denies saying, then you would grant that he is
mistaken. Johnson has entered the arena and has cluttered it with incorrect
information which he continues to spread. He is not going to help us prove
that Mogul wasn't responsible. He is, however, going to provide the skeptics
with everything they need to sink us if we don't place Johnson's story
in the proper context. Remember, I have his original statements on tape
and they are in conflict with what he says today. Worse, Jesse Marcel,
Jr. said that Johnson had put words in his mouth and taken his comments
out of context. I thought you would want to know this. Thanks to Kevin
- Marilyn J Ruben writes in support of
Johnsonís photos. No, it is absolutely not a substance that was
glued on. Under 8 x up to 16 x magnification the surface is shiny and perfectly
smooth. It is a continuous and single surface. It is as shiny as a polished
metal. That is why I am sure the designs are engraved mechanically. The
shapes have perfect symmetry under magnification. The balls at the edges
of the letters are perfectly round. The beam is not wrinkled except along
the edges or other places where it folds under, which as noted previously,
was caused by the crash impact. I am sure the English Professionals has
already seen this as well. The magnification does not lie. It shows what
the human eye can't see. Thanks to Marilyn J Ruben. Editors Note: Bond
Johnson has gathered together several important researchers to examine
his photographs. Some claim theyíve found symbols and other evidence
not consistent with the Rawin radar reflector. It appears the controversy
will continue and there is a possibility that further examination of the
photos might reveal some new data. Have a nice July 4.
- Please send your comments and letters
to George A. Filer at Majorstar@aol.com.