- SIGHTINGS ARE INCREASING SO
GET YOUR CAMERAS READY
- President Jimmy Carter during his election
campaign in May 1976 stated: "If I become President, Iíll
make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available
to the public, and the scientists. I am convinced that UFOs exist because
Iíve seen one... "The National Inquirer, June 8, 1976, "The
Night I Saw a UFO."
- NEW JERSEY
- Woodstown, On Sunday, August 2, 1998,
a couple was driving down Audburn Road in southern New Jersey at 3:00 PM,
when they spotted a silver cigar shaped object hovering at tree level.
The 72 year old woman commented to her 48 year old daughter that they
must be friends of your sister, because her sister is interested in the
UFO phenomena. They didn't want to talk about it too much, because they
are afraid of the whole subject.
- Swedesboro, Six hours later at 9:10 PM,
Charles W. and his wife were looking out their bedroom window and saw a
UFO with numerous red lights flying just above the trees near an abandoned
Nike Missile Base. It had extremely bright quick flashing lights apparently
from within the slowly spinning disc. It appeared the bright lights were
shinning through the craftís windows. Shortly afterward they and
their neighbors noticed at least two helicopters apparently landing at
the base. This is the same general area near Mullica Hill where so many
sightings have occurred in recent months. Thanks Evelyn Gaulson and Charles
- Trentonian Newspaper: UFOs were reported
over two towns in central New Jersey. On June 27, witnesses in Hopewell
and Ewing reported seeing a craft without wings moving at a slow pace across
the sky. The objects were seen by two different observers and were brightly
lighted. The witnesses did not think they saw an internally lit blimp,
and none was reported.
- Ted Spickler writes in response to the
plasma orb photos reported from New Jersey last week. I suspect after
seeing the photos posted on the web that the camera has a defect possibly
on a focal plane shutter. I propose a few experiments: Use a lens cap
and advance the film. Remove the lens cap and point the camera at a bright
light source to allow some ambient light to enter the lens and pass through
the hypothesized hole or holes in the shutter. After a few minutes replace
the lens cap and then press the shutter button to take a picture of nothing,
advance the film and try again with varying amounts of time of light exposure
to the camera. This will reveal if there is a leak in the shutter. Thanks
to Ted Spickler
- NEW YORK
- MUFON investigator Evelyn Gaulson obtained
information of a UFO sighting over New York City. In June 1998, Patís
friend, who lives on the 9th floor of a high rise apartment near East 62nd
and 3rd viewed a saucer shaped craft. The disc was hovering over the city.
Last Sunday, I viewed some spectacular photographs by Alex Cavallari confirming
the sightings of disc shaped UFOs over the New York City area.
- Kevin Callahan explains that he and friends
go up to Pine Bush, NY a couple times a week to either the Route 52 cemetery
or West Searsville Road, where they've seen some strange things. Kevin
states, "We have seen non-blinking yellowish lights fly across the
sky without any noticeable sound. The UFO completely turned out its lights
then turned them back on before flying out of view. Marc, Rebecca and
Kevin saw a yellowish non-blinking light. It flew from the horizon diagonally
increasing to three times in size. It then returned to its normal size
and shot back to the spot where it started. Suddenly, seven car alarms
sounded off in unison. Then at 11:30 PM in almost the same place where
they saw the lights, a large fireworks-like display exploded overhead.
This was the kind of a big fireworks you need a permit to stage. Photos
were also taken of a white mist that show a head and neck, the eyes, nostrils,
and mouth of a typical "Grey" alien. That photo is on the web
page: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Stargate/9366/PineBush.html. Thanks
to Kevin Callahan
- NEW YORK PHOTOANALYSIS:
- Jeff Sainio's analysis of October 11,
1997, photos shot with Nikon camera near Bergen, NY is complete. Witnesses
were driving on I-90, when they noticed bright star-like objects in the
northeast sky around 6:45 PM. The objects were viewed through binoculars
and five photos were taken. The objects disappeared going straight up
fast. Focus of the UFOs was consistent with other distant objects. Although
queries about the time between photos have not yet been answered, the variety
of backgrounds (therefore considerable movement between photos) indicates
the UFOs are distant (therefore large) objects. As large objects eliminate
fraud as a possibility, misidentification possibilities must be eliminated.
No stars are visible, as expected for Kodak 200 speed film. A quick glance
at a photo would lead one to suspect a jet contrail. Depending on upper
air humidity, a contrail can evaporate very quickly, yielding a short object.
But, by simply looking at a blowup, the asymmetric shape of a contrail
is not seen. The UFO images; they look like fat white saucers. One of
the photos is described as showing three objects; however a third object
only shows up on one of the two copies submitted; it is therefore not on
the negative. Its focus indicates it is a piece of dirt somewhere in the
print machine. Other than this minor point, I find no contradiction between
the witness testimony and the physical evidence. I find no explanation
for the objects in the photos, and they remain unidentified. Thanks to
Jeff Sainio, MUFON Staff Photoanalyst 7206 W. Wabash Ave. Milwaukee
WI 53223-2609 email@example.com
- HOW TO TAKE GOOD VIDEOS
- MUFON's photoanalyst, Jeff Sainio gives
advice on taking good photos/videos. The best camera to use is a camcorder;
since most sightings are at night, and cameras just don't handle low light,
even with fast film. Lock the auto-focus mechanisms at infinity; and if
the unknown object gets closer than optimum for the infinity setting, RUN
LIKE HELL. Close encounters are rarely pleasant. TALK TALK TALK as you
film. Describe what you are seeing, zoom changes you are making, whatever.
Unless your battery is low, let the tape run to provide timing information.
Move around (and describe how you are moving on the audio track) to put
trees/ branches/buildings in front of the object. If the object seems
to be moving erratically, line up a distant object close to it and hold
steady. Kneeling or sitting, with elbows stabilized on knees, can give
a fairly steady shot. If you have zoom, zoom in and out to alternately
provide closeups of any structure, then back to show position in the sky.
If the object is simply a dot, you won't be able to discern any shape,
and neither will I. In this case, running the focus back and forth can
give useful information, too complicated to describe here. Thanks to
Jeff Sainio at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monroe County: Stan Gordon reports he
received a call on his UFO Hotline from a woman who sounded shaken after
observing a strange aerial device on August 3, 1998. The woman was inside
home around 12:45 AM, when she saw red and green lights reflecting off
the surface of a lake about fifty feet away. The witness at first thought
that there was a thunderstorm. Looking out the window she observed a "perfectly
round" object with red and green lights hover over the lake. The
bottom of the object was lit up. She watched it hover for about 30 seconds
when suddenly it launched straight up. The woman reported that her two
cats were frightened and ran out of the room. Several hours previously,
Stan also received a report from the Pittsburgh area of a sighting of an
object that appeared to explode into many bright fragments.
- Hollidaysburg in Blair County, On July
14, 1998, around 10:00 PM, a witness driving on Route 22 observed three
blue-white triangular lights that formed an inverted V. It appeared motionless
for about 45 seconds. The witness slowed down to see the lights better,
and as he watched them hover, they suddenly exploded and disappeared from
sight. Over the last couple of months, Stan reports several witnesses
have used the term "explode" to describe an object in the process
of disappearing from the sight of the observer. The PA UFO Hotline number
is 724-838-7768 Thanks to Stan Gordon.
- GEORGIA WEATHER UFO SIMILAR
TO NEW ZEALAND
- Brownwood: On June 16, 1998, a strange
weather UFO was observed just before a thunderstorm. A second witness
has been located who saw this red light. There are no power lines and it
is over an older suburban area. What the Brownwood witness saw was briefer
and lighting further away (100 yards) than what the Colquitte St. witness
saw. The Brownwood witness saw more of a streak of bright red color than
anything else. The point of this streaking was hard to determine except
that he thinks it was a ball of about five feet in diameter. His vantage
point was only in between some trees and so he only saw it cross between
a 100 foot wide gap. The speed of the red ball was slightly over a 100
mph. If the Brownwood witness, who saw his red object at 12:01 AM and
two and a half miles almost straight west of the later Colquitte Street
witness account is accurate, then the UFO did a course change and moved
down and then upward. Many have also said that this storm came out of
nowhere; I mean nowhere! Unlike most fronts that sweep through from the
West, it was not on radar in Alabama 15 miles away. Both witnesses saw
the plasma and a large red glare after the main portion of the storm had
passed. The possibility of a genuine UFO using an intense storm for cover
or fleeing a storm has to be considered. Thanks to John Thompson and ISUR.
- NEW ZEALAND
- Tim J. from Eltham in the western province
of Taranaki, New Zealand claims he witnessed a similar rare weather phenomenon
about six years ago. I am now convinced that what I saw was Sphere Lightning.
The object was witnessed from the window of a local Pub by four people.
The town had only recently experienced a thunderstorm that was not violent.
The sphere was light blue in color, and only visible against the clouds
about one kilometer away. It moved erratically like paper in the wind
and quickly moved higher. This area was contaminated with high levels
of arsenic in the soil that was crossed by power lines. These factors
could have contributed to the formation of sphere lighting as the storm
had passed. It may be s possible that the local arsenic contamination
might generate gasses that bring sphere lightning to life? E- mail TimJ@xtra.co.nz
- Key West: On July 28, 1998, Terry Biesiadecki
saw UFOs while boating seven miles off shore in the American and Maryland
Shoals between 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM. Terry spotted ten orange circles
in geometric position that suddenly appeared. They stayed for ten minutes,
disappeared and returned in five minutes. Later, nine orange discs lit
up the sky. Next, three orange rings in a triangle dimension appeared
and then disappeared. Words do not explain the whole situation, their
size and how the sky was lighted. Thanks to Terry Biesiadecki, Phone#
734-675-1458, 23331 Parke Ln Grosse Ile, Mi. 48138, ISUR and John Thompson.
- Gulf Breeze: On Tuesday, July 28, 1998,
Andrew Cavaseno, Lisa, Beverly and Matthew Pilcher were skywatching at
South Shoreline Park. At 9:00 PM, CDT a reddish, amber glowing object
was observed flying over the buildings next to the sound. The hovering
object was the size of a dime at arm's length, 20 degrees of above the
horizon. This object was near a ëcone shaped cloudí that had
just formed and arrived swiftly from the northeast. We were observing
an unusual cloud due to the nature of its behavior. The cloud hovered
and remained stationary even though other clouds were moving with the normal
wind patterns. The ëcone shaped cloudí was at arm's length,
at least 6 inches from bottom to the top point. The smaller "object"
seemed to disappear into the cloud and never reappeared. When, the object
entered the cone shaped cloud, lightning was emitted from only that particular
- Pensacola: Early Saturday, August 1,
1998, Andrew Cavaseno and Lisa Pilcher were driving northbound on the Pensacola
Bay Bridge at 12:15 AM. To the northeast they saw an object that at arm's
length was at least the size of a quarter. The UFO was shaped like a sombrero
and hovering. The object was completely surrounded by extremely bright
yellow, gold, amber lights and seemed to be "shimmering". We
observed the vividly lit object for two minutes until we passed over the
bridge and below the tree line Beverly and Matthew Pincher were following
a few minutes behind the first car and also noticed a gold light. Thanks
to Android2u, Andrew Cavaseno, Lisa, Beverly, and Matthew Pilcher.
- Michael Jones reports he saw discs on
NASA semi-trucks ten to fifteen years ago. I remember the weekend made
New Years a four day weekend, because of how it fell. I was living in
New Orleans at the time and drove to Florida and back for the holidays.
I was traveling I-10 going west back towards New Orleans. I say Biloxi,
but I would have to say that I cannot rule out anywhere between Mississippi
and Louisiana. There is a NASA installation somewhere around there with
an exit sign, and I assumed that was where they were going. I was driving
a VW Bug and the wind from them pushed me. If you ever drove one at that
speed you would know what I mean. The semi trucks were regular flatbeds
with three to four discs on each truck. They were not that big. It was
dark but I still got a good look. They were not wider than the expressway
lane. The shape was like that of the Jupiter 2 on Lost in Space only more
windows and the legs were like large Slinky's with a covering coiled, lifeless,
and carelessly curled. I think they each had four legs. They seemed very
fragile and I wondered if they could fly. They just looked so limp I mentioned
it to somebody who visited NASA and he told me that they were Hover Craft.
Thanks to: Michael Jones email@example.com
- Ward: Pat writes on August 1st that,
"It was around midnight when my daughter told me to come look out
her bedroom window at the bright large round ball of light." I couldn't
believe what I was seeing. I know it wasn't a light plane, because it
was just different from any plane. While, we were looking at it, I would
go out and come back in again. I am so excited about this I have been
looking up at the sky every night for years and never seen anything like
this before. You can bet I will be back out there again tonight. Thanks
- San Franciso: News reports on August
4, 1998, described an unidentified bluish/white light streaking over the
Bay at around 9:30 PM, Tuesday, PST. Radio station KCBS took about fifteen
calls from observers who sighted an UFO passing over at an altitude of
only several hundred feet. The "object" apparently broke into
at least two pieces and disappeared going east. The local air control
and meteorological monitoring center have as yet no explanation for the
sighting. Curiously, similar anomalous lights have been reported at this
location and on this trajectory over the past couple of years. Later reports
surfaced of a possible crash of an object one hundred miles east of San
Francisco near Tracey. Unconfirmed reports claimed that witnesses had
observed a greenish blue object being hit and possibly shot down. Thanks
to Allen Penny and Skywatch International.
- Lawnton: Brett Jones a 27 year old university
student saw a low flying object at 10:30 PM on July 30, 1998, for only
a few seconds. The object was about two stories high and made no noise.
Two small red lights joined by a thick 3 meters long stretched cable was
seen. It rotated slightly as it flew along at about 50 kilometers per
hour. Phone Number: 3264 1848, Address: 689 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek.
Qld. Australia. 4035
- Dutton Park: On July 4, 1998, a man reported
seeing a transparent oblong object with portholes at 7:30 PM. The object
was glowing white and lit from the inside.
- Moreton Bay. On July 7th, Air Force retiree
reports seeing black smoke rise out of the ocean while he was fishing east
of Green Island on Moreton Bay about 3:15 PM. The smoke reportedly went
50 meters into the air before a flash like a bomb went off and left a black
ring in the air. This area is too shallow for submarine activity and this
is not a normal Navy training area.
- Bunya Downs. On July 11, a husband and
wife reported seeing a strange craft traveling exceptionally fast before
disappearing into the clouds at 3:00 PM. A strange booming noise was heard.
- Deception Bay: July 16, 1998, A couple
report seeing two red lights moving slowly close to the ground before moving
over a neighbors house at 8:15 PM. No sound reported.
- Lawnton. On July 18, a witness reports
seeing bright lights traveling south below cloud level about 8 PM. Also
on July 18, at Deception Bay, Seven people report seeing yellow/orange
lights moving erratically before forming a line and disappearing after
- Indooroopilly. A man reports a 1992
sighting of two silver disc objects fifteen feet in diameter at 12.30 PM
while in the yard of his suburban home. The discs reportedly came within
meters of the witness before disappearing in a flash.
- Calamvale: On July 26, a husband and
wife report a large red, star shaped object, moving south for 15 seconds
before a flame shot out of the base and it disappeared.
- Redcliffe. On July 28, Mother and son
report a white cigar shaped object hovering in the sky for ten minutes.
The son reportedly took photos of the object. Thanks to Barry Davidson
- THE ROSWELL MUSEUM
- This year, the UFO Museum on Main Street
will draw an estimated 250,000 or more visitors to Roswell. It is fair
to say that nothing Roswell officials could possibly come up with would
add more to the local economy than this. The proposed new museum, to be
housed in a huge state-of-the-art facility, could easily pull a million
annual visitors to the area. Hopefully, city officials will soon begin
to recognize a good thing.
- WE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING
SMALL HOLES IN PATIENT'S BACKS
- Sue F. sent the following note: "I
am a Registered Nurse and I have noticed an interesting phenomena (for
lack of a better word) We still give back rubs to bedridden patients.
I have noticed on numerous occasions a grid of dots situated in the gluteal
fold of many elderly patients, predominantly male, that resembles this:
... ... ... only the rows of dots are closer together. I have questioned
them about the dots. If they have received any inoculations or vaccinations
in this area and all, without fail have stated that they did not and that
they did not know these marks were even there. I have a strong interest
in ufology, and wonder if this has been found in any abduction cases. I
have personally had several experiences that I cannot explain in this vein."
Thanks to Sue F.!!!
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