- MIDDLEBORO - On December 10, 1998, the
witness spotted a strange brightly lit craft in the sky around 9:00 PM.
The craft had numerous red, green, blue and white colored lights. As the
witness watched the it broke into two UFOs. The two UFOs flew geometric
patterns at high speed around the sky. The colored lights were spectacular
and eventually the two UFOs combined into one and shortly there after disappeared.
The witness then noticed what he believes were Air Force jets investigating
in the same general area as the UFOs.
- TROUP COUNTY - John Thompson State Section
Director writes: I am now going to have to reassess what flew over west
central Georgia on December 10, 1998, at 10:20-10:30 PM. I have located
a witness who was directly under the path of the unknown object. This ex-Air
Wing Marine says it was definitely flying under 1,000 feet and when directly
overhead was seen only as a fireball of orange-yellow color making a huge
- On it moving off to the ESE, he said
it appeared to have a dark Grey bottom that was slightly illuminated. Now,
it appeared to be of a long delta shaped craft with a rectangular shaped
boxed-off end, with four fires coming out of the "box." (Note:
See other witness in initial e-mail description who said its end was boxed-shaped.)
He said he saw no wings, per-se, no airplane lights, and that it looked
much like drawings of the Aurora craft that is alleged to be flying. He
wondered if it was a cruise missile of some kind but said the craft was
considerably bigger than an F-16.
- Total time of hearing the unknown object
was nearly 10 minutes! The racket it made he said in both intensity and
duration was like no other aircraft he has ever heard. He, like many others,
also wondered if it was not a jet aircraft of some sort that was fixing
to crash. The speed of the unknown object was slower than a jet but he
thought faster than a prop plane. Unlike most witness, who heard a loud
roaring noise for only 2-3 minutes, this witness was outside the entire
time when the unknown object passed eastward and he heard it from beginning
- Another witness, seven miles north, at
where Highway 100 intersects Highway. 27 south of Franklin, in Heard County,
heard nothing but saw a bluish-red fireball with short tail. This 48 year
old witness said that the fireball, which had no sparkler effect but seemed
to be rolling, was three-quarters the size of a full moon. It flew level
across nearly 45 degrees of sky in three seconds. While this witness is
sure she and her 17 year old nephew saw this at between 10 and 10:30 PM,
like all others, she is not certain if it was on 12/10/98 (a Thursday).
She is certain that it was on a weekday night during that same week. She
says what they saw was not an airplane or "shooting star." Her
description, however, suggests a spectacular meteorite, which is what I
initially thought the 12/10/98 unknown object was.
- There is another witness who lives in
the Liberty Hill area of extreme southwest Heard County, one mile from
my house, he says he thought it was a dirigible! There is obviously considerable
confusion on what passed through three counties going towards Savannah
and possibly Ft. Stewart on 12/10/98 between 10:20 and 10:30 PM. A meteorite,
cruise missile, black budget craft, disabled military aircraft, UFO imitator,
or even true UFO are options. It should be remembered that in the Troup-Heard
Corridor during 1994-1995 there were several reports of a low-flying, slow-
moving and loud roaring to "rumbling" UFO documented.
- The FAA has not replied yet; while they,
most likely will have no radar data (assuming the altitude of the unknown
object was extremely low) they could have voice communication between
pilots. LaGrange's Callaway Airport said they had no pilot reports but
did not think it was a dirigible or blimp as they usually are given a "clearance"
notice when one flies over the area.
- Initial description: This occurred at
night and my wife and I both saw whatever it was that made the "racket"--as
many witnesses described it. We heard it, like nearly all, for at least
two minutes; possibly even three minutes. I've seen many jets fly over
but I've never seen one like this! What my immediate reaction was on hearing
and seeing it, was than it was a spectacular meteorite that seem to be
going too slow. But the path and length of noise heard are consistent with
an airplane. What is not consistent was the huge rocket like noise and
the large fireball at its rear. I can only assume that the jet--if that
is what it was--had some kind of engine trouble that was emitting fire
for over 45 seconds, the interval we had it in sight.
- Since e-mailing you, I have talked to
an individual just north of our house who said it was a "box shaped,"
rear ended, jet that had blue, red and white lights. I also talked to
a Meriwether Sheriffs Dept. dispatcher, 30 miles to the East in Greenville,
who saw it. She said that it had a blinking red light and that the sky
was completely clear where she was located. There are over 20 people who
heard it, but usually could not see it because of cloud cover over most
of the area. Considering these two witnesses, and despite what we saw,
it must have been some kind of plane with jet engine problems. Then
again, it may well have been someone trying to generate a UFO report. What
kind of plane flies over that rattles windows 15 miles away in at least
three counties and yet is going below the speed of sound?
- Since the Art Bell LaGrange report of
July 1997, I have seen several of these unusual events. Remember, the
huge red light plane seen here twice over the Troup-Heard Corridor that
reek of UFO simulations. I have to wonder is someone is trying to create
UFO reports for unknown reasons? I cannot imagine, what it must have sounded
like inside that plane? At a distance many witness said it sounded like
thunder. Closer up, the loud rocket-like roaring noise sounded like the
aircraft was about to crash.. So far, I have received no reply from the
FAA on anomalous radar/voice communication data or Tim Long of Georgia
Tech on seismic data.
- I want to emphasize I am not sending
this as a UFO report. Incidentally, if you follow the azimuth of 110 degrees
from southwest Heard County (just north of Glenn) through Greenville, Meriwether
County, the flight-path of this "plane" would have been towards
Hunter Air Field, south of Savannah. I believe this "racket and fire
maker" would have also passed over an area where other UFO reports
were investigated by Chief last year: Jeff Davis County. A curious coincidence?
Best Regards, John Thompson
- firstname.lastname@example.org Editor's Note:
Hunter Air Field is only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and has one
of the longest and strongest runways in the US. Interestingly it was designed
to handle aerospace craft.
- CYLINDRICAL UFO FLIES OVER
- On Thursday, December 16, 1998, at 9:05
a.m., David W., his wife and two children were driving on Manthorpe Road,
heading into Brewery Road in London when they spotted a UFO. "The
sky was clear blue, with slightly patchy cloud near the horizon,"
Dave reported, describing the UFO as "a solid white cylinder, smooth
but reflective surface with rounded edges, no visible wings, markings or
other appendages." The UFO, he added, "flew like a slow-moving
missile, travelling 'a level straight line' east to west, from Abbey Wood
to central London. Thanks to Marc Bell and Errol Bruce-Knapp. EDMONTON-On
November 17, 1998, north of London a triangular shaped craft was sighted
flowing low over just after midnight. Observers of the Leonid meteor shower
reported seeing a low flying craft with triangular shape. There were a
dozen amber lights coming from the craft that appeared to flying at a high
altitude. This report was sent from England and carried in FF #49, but
apparently originated with Victor Kean who should have been credited. Thanks
to Victor Kean.
- AUSTRALIA CONTROVERSEY
- Robert Frola writes that his group cannot
confirm Ross Dowe's report you posted on #50 of Filer's Files: A message
dated December 10, 1998, from Ross Dowe of the Australia National UFO Hotline
reads: The Hotline has been very busy taking sighting reports from most
parts of Australia over the last 48 hours. UFO reports are coming from
Melbourne, Victoria; Perth, Western Australia; Darwin, Northern Territory;
Brisbane, Queensland; Canberra, Australian Capital; and Albury, New South
Wales. All these reports are similar in nature. Respondents are claiming
that they have sighted a very large black or dark triangular shaped object
with an illuminated array underneath, descriptive of "Ezekiel's wheel."
The UFO was seen standing still, rotating and moving slowly passing overhead.
Ross Dowe (email@example.com) Robert Frola writes: There has been no
activity that I am aware of as all groups in Australia are in communication
with each other. On the contrary, it has been very quiet, with little or
no reports coming through. There were reports from Darwin and the Northern
Territory, but they were not what Ross is reporting to you. Here is what
Diane Harrison posted:
- NORTHERN TERRITORY: From local Northern
Territory News by Maria Billias 12/14/98. UFO reports in the Territory
have increased astronomically, with the latest sightings occurring in Katherine
yesterday morning. UFO Researcher Keith Douglass of Unidentified Flying
Objects Research, Alice Springs, yesterday said UFO sightings were reported
to him every two or three days. And he said reports had soared, not just
in the Territory, but all over the world. Mr Douglass said: "It's
bigger than anyone could imagine. "UFO sighting is on the increase
because it's becoming more acceptable not to be called an idiot. TENNIS
"A lot of people are seeing them in the Territory especially, with
strange lights being reported on average every two or three days. Mr. Douglass
said the most recent sighting came from Katherine early yesterday morning,
with two tennis-sized red ball illuminating the sky. He said: "I
think there is something going on out there. Warwick S said: The time
was 2.10am I had gone out side to have a smoke and enjoy the beautiful
night/ early morning. I said a prayer, looked up and around the Milky Way
that hung there in the sky. I saw a shooting star and then to my right
a flashing light approaching, the lights caught my attention. At first
I thought it was a plane as the Airport isn't far away. It flew past me
slowly observing me and letting me observe them. It maintained the same
speed around (5 km/h ) and then flew out to sea. It was 20 meters in height.
Objects lights were blue, red, yellow, and orange. The objects were oval
with light through the middle. The witness was scared, excited, overwhelmed,
and disappointed because they didn't stop to chat during the ten minute
sighting. Thanks to Diane Harrison and Robert Frola.
- FAMED REMOTE VIEWER TO REVEAL
- Ingo Swann, a gifted natural psychic
who was one of the first and most influential members of the U.S. government's
super-secret remote viewing program, has recently announced the forthcoming
publication of a new book in which, he says, he will reveal astonishing
secrets about alien activity. The book is called "Penetration: The
Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy." A brief description
now posted on the web says that Swann was part of an unnamed "deep
black" agency with an extraordinary focus: "UFOs and extraterrestrials
on the moon, and worries about ET telepathic/mind control powers."
Swann says this group used to meet in an underground facility near Washington,
D.C., but was so secretive that it left no paper trail. He says the only
secrecy oaths he took were verbal, not written, and that they have recently
expired, so now he can reveal some of his official knowledge concerning
UFOs and aliens. During his time with the secret agency, Swann says, he
was taken to a remote lake in Alaska where he witnessed a large triangular
UFO at close range.. Swann was reportedly told that this kind of craft
emerged from the Alaskan lake every day. Swann's main concern is the undeveloped
nature of human telepathy and its contrast with "the probable existence
of fully developed alien telepathy." Swann also says he will reveal
new secrets of the moon, its origins, its atmosphere, its occupants and
many other features." More information at: http://www.biomindsuperpowers.com/Pages/PenetrationCovers.html.
Thanks to Skye Turell for bringing this story to our attention.
- ROSWELL PHOTO CONTROVERSY
- Did a space craft crash near Roswell
in 1947? Photographs now being examined may show possible strange symbols
and writing that seem unlikely to be engraved or embossed on Mogul balloon
materials and a radar target like kite. Numerous books have been written
claiming an alien craft crashed, but they are based mostly on forty or
fifty year old memories and testimony. Intelligence officer Major Jessie
Marcel had picked up some of the debris on a ranch near Roswell, showed
it to his family and brought it to Roswell Air Base for examination. On
July 8, Colonel Blanchard announced that the Army Air Force had captured
a flying saucer. Major Marcel and the debris were flown to Fort Worth,
Texas. James Bond Johnson was ordered by his newspaper the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
to go to the base and photograph the debris. When he arrived at the Eighth
Air Force Commander's office, he was met by Colonel Dubose the Chief of
Staff. General Ramey was not there, but a still wrapped package of debris
was on the floor. Colonel Dubose and Bond Johnson unwrapped the debris
and spread it out to prepare for the photo shoot. Respected researchers
have maintained that the real alien debris had been switched. In the book,
The Roswell Incident, by Charles Berlitz and William Moore on Page 35 it
states: "Actually," said Major Jesse Marcel, shown kneeling here
amid what he described as some of the less spectacular pieces of wreckage,
"this material may have looked like tinfoil and balsa wood, but the
resemblance ended there." At first newsmen were permitted only as
close to this material as was necessary to take the picture. Later, after
torn-up pieces of an actual weather device had been substituted for the
real wreckage on General Ramey's orders, press photographers were permitted
to examine at will. Editor's Note: One problem we have is that Moore offered
three different versions of the quotes attributed to Marcel, first in his
book, then when he sent out his notes, and finally in his magazine, FOCUS.
The controversy continues.
- KEVIN RANDLE writes: I think it is time
to review the various tales told by J. Bond Johnson as he continues to
tell us about the photographs he took in General Ramey's office. I think
we now agree that he took six pictures rather than the two that he originally
claimed. The evidence here is the quality of the pictures. They all look
basically the same, have the same lighting and angles, the debris in the
pictures, and RAMEY'S HAT and tie on the radiator. (Yes, examine the picture
carefully and you'll see a brigadier general's star on the cap and not
a major's leaf.) Now, Johnson is telling us that when he entered Ramey's
office, Colonel DuBose was there and they unwrapped the debris while waiting
for Ramey to arrive. What Johnson said to me originally was "So I
drove directly to Carswell [though in 1947 it would have been the Fort
Worth Army Air Field] and my recollections are now I went in and I opened
my carrying case with my Graphic [camera] and I had just brought one holder
with me with two pieces of the four by five film. I posed General Ramey
with this debris..." Notice that he said nothing about unwrapping
debris or anything else at this point. This is all based on what he told
me during our first conversations in early 1989 and are, of course, on
audio tape. Johnson reported in February 1998 that "I was met by
COL DuBose and ushered into Ramey's office. Dubose (sic) went to find Ramey.
I used that time to further unwrap and arrange the debris." When
he was challenged on this point, that he was unwrapping the material in
General Ramey's office, the story shifted subtly. Now we learn, "When
he arrived at the Eighth Air Force Commander's office, he was met by Colonel
Dubose (sic) the Chief of Staff. General Ramey was not there, but a still
wrapped package of debris was on the floor. Colonel Dubose and Bond Johnson
unwrapped the debris and spread it out to prepare for the photo shoot.
Fifteen minutes later, General Ramey arrived clutching a piece of paper..."
Once again Johnson raises the question of when Ramey told him it was a
weather balloon. "No one seemed to know the exact identity of the
debris." Not according to Johnson himself. He told me, in 1989 in
two separate interviews that Ramey told him it was a weather balloon.
To quote Johnson, once again, "I posed General Ramey with this debris.
At that time I was briefed on the idea that it was not a flying disc as
first reported, but in fact, was a weather balloon that had crashed."
There was no misunderstanding here. That quote came in the middle of a
long narration by Johnson. My original question had been just to have
him relate, in detail, what happened. I was not questioning him closely
so that he was confused and I did not put words in his mouth. Those were
his own memories until he decided that he must have photographed the "real"
stuff. Johnson posted, on the Internet, a "press release" in
which he alleged that the University of Texas at Arlington held the photographs
under high security, that they were arranging a special public showing
of huge blowups of the photos and that the University and the Air Force
had fought about the photos. According to the University, none of this
is true either. When I ordered the blowups for analysis, I was told, without
asking, that these tales were not true. There was no special security,
there was no planned show, and there had been no fight with the Air Force.
I could go on with other Johnson misrepresentations, but is there any
real point. Johnson has changed his story significantly, he changes when
facts suggest a version of his tale to be wrong, and he keeps inventing
new details to thrill us all because he is the "Roswell Photographer."
Isn't it time to stop reporting his tales. They only confuse the issue
rather than clarify it. His transparent attempt to read the "Ramey
message" with all sorts of references to "victims" and "wreckage"
and a second site at "Magdalena" have not been duplicated by
other researchers. The interpretations of the message leave a great deal
to be desired. Thanks to Kevin Randle
- RESPONSE FROM JAMES BOND JOHNSON: There
remain two unwrapped packages of the debris in clear view in the Ramey
office photos, including in the Newton photo. Bob Durant and others continue
to expose their ignorance re the remarkable findings of the RPIT (Roswell
Photo Interpretation Team) volunteers. Instead of embarrassing himself
with his ignorance by taking cheap pot shots at this very dedicated international
group of photo analysts, they MIGHT have joined this distinguished group
in their quest to finally solve the Riddle of Roswell. How can fully displayed
symbols and other anomalous objects carefully unearthed from the Ramey
office photos be dubbed "fantasies?" Again and again the RPIT
has invited wider assistance and has NOT drawn any final conclusions as
to the preliminary revelations of their remarkable findings! Durant --along
with other UFOlogists -- have been invited repeatedly to roll up their
sleeves and PARTICIPATE in this fascinating project. Second, Johnny Mann,
when he was in Roswell with Major Jesse Marcel, Sr. showed Marcel the pictures
in THE ROSWELL INCIDENT. Mann says that Marcel told him those pictures
had been staged. There is NO dispute that the pictures taken of Major Marcel
were staged. I staged them. It has been published repeatedly that I helped
to unpack the "flying saucer" crash debris that Marcel couriered
from Roswell to Fort Worth on orders of General Ramey. Then I "posed"
-- arranged, displayed -- the junk in an attempt to make a meaningful photo
record and then took the six famous pictures of Major Marcel, General Ramey
and Colonel examining the debris. There is NO issue here. As far as I
know, that is the only time that Marcel referred to those pictures. See
website at: http://adm2.ph.man.ac.uk/ftw-pics/index.htm. Thanks to Colonel
James Bond Johnson
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