- TWO HEROES OF UFOLOGY PASS
- Today has become a day to mourn, as we
all lost two friends of the UFO community. Betty Cash and Doc Barry and
were important personalities in this field and will be deeply missed. My
heart felt sympathy go out to their families. They both deserve to belong
to the UFO Hall of Fame. Perhaps when the history of the world is written
and the true importance of UFOs is recognized, they will receive their
just rewards. Doc gave much of his time in an attempt to uncover the secrets
of the UFOs. Betty suffered from ionizing radiation poisoning after coming
too close to a UFO on December 29.1980. She was always willing to help
others suffering from UFO close encounters. John Schuessler did a thorough
and excellent investigation of the case. May Doc and Betty rest in peace.
- NEW YORK SIGHTINGS
- POUGHQUAG--Larry Clark reports on December
25, 1998, a couple saw an object while driving home on Rt. 684. The UFO
had a red light on one side and a green light on the other side. It seemed
to be in the shape of a jet, but it was hovering what I estimated to be
a few hundred feet up. We are familiar with the patterns of aircraft in
this area and never saw anything similar to it before. There was no sound.
- HUDSON FALLS--On January 7, 1999, A woman
reports: My partner and I were in our car driving to Glens Falls in Upstate
New York, when something in the sky caught our attention. I first thought
they were airplane lights, but the strange thing was, there were two sets
of them, traveling side by side. They seemed to hover for a bit, and then
one of them began to change direction. I followed this one until it settled
to another spot in the sky. Here, it stayed, appearing to be a very bright
star. The brightness was very intense, yet it seemed almost "white."
If I hadn't seen it moving and change direction, I would have thought it
was just a star. It stayed there for 20 minutes, and disappeared. I then
looked for the other set of lights. Now, I could now see a whole line of
lights. It was moving, but not like an airplane would move, it seemed as
though it was "gliding." Then, it just wasn't there anymore.
- SARATOGA COUNTY--A reporter from the
Troy Record contacted me for an interview. He mentioned having gathered
reports from the Corinth area in Saratoga County the previous summer. I
mentioned the numerous reports from the Saratoga Springs area as well as
the new video. From that interview came a local TV news segment on UFO
activity in the Saratoga area that showed some of the footage taken of
objects over Saratoga Lake. Subsequent to the news coverage, I have been
contacted by ten people who have reported personal sightings in the Saratoga
area. Thanks to Larry Clark www.nymufon.org
- NEW JERSEY
- This sighting occurred on January 21,
1997, in northwestern corner of New Jersey. It was 8:15 AM and my eye caught
a jet flying in my direction. I would by lying if I gave an estimate of
its altitude. It was flying high enough to leave a jet trail and low enough
to be easily viewed. Just then a second jet flying at a slightly higher
altitude but parallel and only slightly behind the first plane came into
view. I know little about flight, but it didn't seem normal.
- At this point I glanced back at the first
jet that was now closer to me. Directly in front of it and so close that
at first they seemed to be tethered like an airplane and glider was a V-shaped
object. It dwarfed the jet. I have never seen anything that big flying
at such an altitude. It was at least ten times the size of the jet. I have
read about the flying triangles and V- shaped objects and it was a V. It
reflected the sunlight just like the jets did. There didn't seem to be
any turbulence to upset the flight of the first jet. The second jet seemed
to almost be pacing or guarding this odd couple.
- As they approached, I ran for my camera
and binoculars. By the time I found them, the craft passed over my house.
I stuck my head out of the small window. I saw the "V" over the
back of my house, but no jet. It took me a few seconds to realize that
it had sped up and was waiting for the jet. As the first jet came into
view, it took up its close relationship again. At this point, the jet began
to bank to the right and the second jet, still on its parallel path joined
it. The "V" apparently kept going. The jets then made a U-turn
and departed. Thanks CAUS and Charles Stuart for this report
- ALABAMA METEOR
- TARRANT CITY--My husband called me on
January 17, 1999, shortly after he drove into Birmingham traveling south
on Highway 79. He sighted what he believes to be a meteor. He said, "It
was the largest he had ever seen and it was in broad daylight between 4:30
PM and 5:00 PM CST. It was as large as his fist on his extended arm. The
body of this fireball itself was a brilliant white color and it had a red
and green tail. It was traveling from north to south and was about 45 degrees
above the horizon falling slightly." Thanks to Charlie Plyler Elfrad
Group. Footnote: The photos of meteors taken in both Georgia and Alaska
appear very similar while earthquakes were reported in Tecumseh & New
Madrid, AL at 18:38 the same day. Kent Steadman http://members.aol.com/phikent/orbit/orbit.html
- FORT WORTH--Steve Hudgeons reports that
a photographer from the Fort Worth Star Telegram photographed an UFO on
November 30, 1998, around 4:45 PM. The object grew from a small spot, slowly,
into an extremely bright light one- forth the size of the sun. The object
fell at a fast rate of speed, hovered, then slowly moved off to the West.
Seven photographs were taken at various distances. These photo's may be
featured in the next MUFON Journal. Get your sneak peek in the "SIGHTING"
section at: DFW Chapter website: MUFON_DFW http://home.swbell.net/comcody/mufon.html
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to Steve Hudgeons, Jr. MUFON Field Investigator
- PALMDALE--January 17, 1999, Tonight we
had a bit of activity in the Antelope Valley. A woman called a friend of
ours from Lancaster just north of Palmdale. Starting at 7:00 PM she saw
a very bright white light from her home near Avenue M and Sierra Highway.
This light was coming from an object that started hovering near a cleaning
business. It was saucer-shaped with a dome on top. It also had red and
blue lights associated with it. A blue and gold vapor hung around the object
as it hovered silently. I stationed myself near the end of the runway near
Air Force Plant 42 and Lockheed. I scanned lights to the north but could
not detect anything unusual. When I got back home I was put in touch with
the woman who reported it. She said her neighbor saw the object initially.
It hovered very low near the building about 800 feet from her. It apparently
came back after disappearing from view for a while but disappeared again.
We told her to call us if she sees it again. Thanks to: Bill Hamilton Executive
Director Skywatch International, Inc. "
- NORTHERN IRELAND
- BALLYWALTER COUNTY DOWN--On Sunday, January
17, 1999, a disc shaped object was video-taped for about 30 seconds over
the Irish Sea at about 8:15 AM GMT. The UFO was heading in a Northeast
direction at 1500 to 2000 feet. The weather was good with very little high
clouds. The UFO was observed by three people and was reported to the newspaper
who ran the front page story on the 18th and followed up on the next day
with a report on page 9. The Irish Centre for UFO Studies have started
a full investigation into the sighting and will try to find out what they
saw. Anyone wanting to get further information can contact me here at email@example.com.
Thanks to Alan and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ITALY UFO MOTHERSHIP
- TRENTINO ALPS--On December 26, 1998,
at 12:15 a.m., a very large UFO, described as "a mothership"
and "a flying cigar," was seen passing over Merlengo. This is
a small town near Bolzano 330 miles north of Rome. "The object appeared
stationary and at an altitude of 2,500 meters," reported Fabrizio
Monaco of Comitato Internazionale per lo Studio delle Intelligenze Extraterrestri
(CISETI). "It was traveling at about 600 kilometers per hour but appeared
to vanish. The phenomenon lasted about one and a half minutes. When the
large cigar-shaped UFO departed, "the object was illuminated by a
luminous flash," Thanks to Fabrizio Monaco. PADOVA--On December 21,
1998, at 11:30 p.m., a glowing disc was seen at Stra near Padova, located
about 375 kilometers north of Rome. Giuseppe Isanelli was in his home when
he saw a bright flash outdoors. "I saw above a field an object of
circular form about six meters (20 feet) in diameter." "The field
was illuminated as bright as daylight by an object hovering in the sky
300 meters away. It was of a circular form and had its own lights,"
Isanelli said. "The object moved slowly at first and quickly gained
velocity, heading for Padova." Centro Ufologico Nazionale (CUN) is
investigating. (See the Italian newspaper Il Gazzetino di Padova 12/21/98)
Thanks to Joe Trainor editor of UFO Roundup Vol. 4 #3, 1/15/99 and Francesco
Rosati e Alfredo Lissoni.
- Joseph Trainor reports: Ufologists in
Finland are looking into a reported air battle between a Finnish jet fighter
and a squadron of five UFOs. According to Lars Osterman, the dogfight took
place on March 31, 1997, in northern Finland. Local researchers learned
of it when the pilot, whose name has been kept under wraps, phoned a radio
talk show and reportedly said he was "having trouble dealing with"
the experience. The fighter was an F-18A Hornet of the Suomen Ilmaviomat
(Finnish Air Force), which was posted to the Lapin Lennosto (Far North
Air Department) air base at Rovaniemi, 400 kilometers (240 miles) north
of Helsinki. The F-18 took off on "a routine 960-kilometer patrol
of the border" with Russia. As the jet flew over the frozen tundra
southeast of Lake Inarijarvi, the pilot spotted three discoid UFOs flying
in a northeasterly direction. Going in for a closer look, the pilot saw
that "there seemed to be five saucers, instead of just three."
He then radioed Rovaniemi and advised them of the situation. Lapin Lennosto
Flight Control ordered him to intercept the objects. The five UFOs, described
by the pilot as "glowing orange objects," veered sharply to the
Northwest. The F-18 pursued them to Ivalo, a city 200 kilometers (120 miles)
north of Rovaniemi. From there, the F-18 chased the saucers west to Inari,
40 kilometers (24 miles) to the Northwest. Then the saucers darted eastward,
high above Lake Inarijarvi. The pilot told Flight Control that the UFOs
were breaking formation and requested permission to fire at them. Flight
Control responded, "Permission granted. Fire at will." The pilot
got behind one glowing saucer and lined it up with the reticule on his
windshield "heads up" display. But instead of picking up the
"target acquisition tone" in his earphones, he heard the raucous
honk of an alarm. All at once, the targeting computer went off- line. The
"heads up" display disappeared. The F-18's firing system for
the 20 mm cannon was also down. Instantly the pilot hit the "arming"
switch for his air-to-air missiles. The red Malfunction light began blinking
on the dashboard. The saucers regrouped and flew away to the East "at
Mach 4 or 5. They had an orange glow around them." None of the F-18's
flight control systems were affected, and the pilot returned safely to
Rovaniemi. "They tested the computers for days but could find nothing
wrong with them," The saucers were last seen heading for Talvikula,
Russia. Thanks to UFO RoundupVol.4, #1, 1/5/99.
- NEW MEXICO IMAGES
- TIM EDWARDS wrote: Santiago has informed
me that the engineer that took the stills on Aug. 27, 1995, has calculated
the craft by the mountains to be 10 to 12 kilometers away from the camera.
The craft was a kilometer across which makes our eyewitness estimate in
Salida] of a mile across pretty darn close. Overwhelming stills and video
of these massive crafts continue to escalate. Almost nobody will attempt
to archive, bring together, or even report the correlation and the evidence
of the cigar crafts to present as a package of evidence. Most big name
researchers are too busy on conspiracy theories and ancient history and
ignore the reality and evidence that are in the skies right now. The footages,
stills, and eyewitness testimonies beg for scientific analysis and scrutiny.
I have tried for 3 years to bring this together. Is there any help out
there? Thanks to Tim Edwards
- SUMMARY of UFO REPORTS IN
- During 1998, the number of UFO sighting
reports in the Filer Files by state follows: Georgia=43, New Jersey =37,
Florida =24, New York=21, Colorado =17, California =14, Pennsylvania=14,
Michigan=13, Arizona =11, Ohio=11, Texas =10, New Mexico =7, North Carolina=7,
Virginia=6, Oklahoma=5, Arkansas=5, Illinois=5, Indiana=5, Alabama 4=,
Connecticut =4, New Hampshire =4, Oregon=4, Vermont =3, Missouri=2, South
Carolina =2, Puerto Rico =2, West Virginia =2, Tennessee =2, Utah =2, Delaware
=1, Mississippi=1, Washington, =1 and Wyoming=1. The total is 290 reports.
During 1998, the number of UFO sightings reported by country to me follows:
United Kingdom =26, Australia=15, Canada =12, Chile =6, China =4, Brazil
=4, Norway=3, Belgium =2, Austria =2, Germany =2, Spain, =2, Scotland =2,
Bermuda =1, Finland =1, New Zealand =1, Somoa =1, Sri Lanka =1. Total 83.
Not all reports are covered due to lack of time and space. These also represent
the better reports.
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