- ATTACKS ON YUGOSLAVIA SLOW
UFO REPORTS IN THE US.
- NATO has embarked on attacking Yugoslavia
to protect the lives of an ethnic Moslem minority in Kosovo. This is not
unlike our entry into the war in Vietnam, where I fought. We are traveling
down a very dangerous path that is likely to intensify and again we find
ourselves in a possible conflict with Russia. We are attempting to stop
Yugoslav President Milosevic, the former Communist leader who is a disastrous
despot. He has ordered atrocities and the deportation of thousands of
Albanians during ethnic cleansing operations. We should realize that we
are unlikely to accomplish much without inserting several hundred thousand
ground troops into this easily defended mountainous terrain. Only an extensive
ground war with heavy casualties are likely to change Milosevic's intentions.
I ask are we prepared to spend extensive national resources and lose the
lives of our military over Kosovo? Is this course of action wise, and
is it the will of Congress, the American and the European people? I doubt
that anyone wants another Vietnam. Be prepared for the entry of our combat
troops and the increased sightings of UFOs over the region like there were
in Vietnam, Korea and WW II.
- NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE
- Tom McFarland, the Vermont MUFON State
Director reports, I received the following two reports concerning March
30, 1999, sightings. The first is from Sandee Black, MUFON Section Director
of Coos County, NH. "Last night, between 9 and 9:30 PM, I was in
Conway, NH and saw the most beautiful falling star I have ever seen."
"At first I thought it was a UFO but then it dropped and changed
colors to a blue-green -- just beautiful." The second is from Ned
and Carol of Berwick, Maine. "On my way home from work Tuesday night,
in the town of Berwick, ME. I saw a comet-like object, bluish-green in
color with a long tail that broke off into balls as it flew across the
sky." It was much larger than any shooting star that I've ever seen.
It didn't appear to be coming through the atmosphere like shooting stars
do, but seemed like it might be a few thousand feet up. It also was traveling
much much slower than any shooting star I've ever seen! Thanks to Thomas
McFarland at email@example.com.
- SMETHPORT -- Monday night, March 15,
1999, several glowing UFOs were sighted in northern Pennsylvania near Highway
59 about 123 miles southeast of Erie. "A woman driving home to Bradford,
PA looked up to see a blue streak racing across the sky." "Confirmation
has come from Doris Ladlee, who was sitting at Gallico Crossing in Smethport
and Sandy Bennett. "Doris tells us she was sitting at the crossroads
at 11:31 p.m. when, 'the car lit up like broad daylight, and I saw a great
big ball of fire.' A dazzling array of sparks followed as the object dropped.
She said she was looking eastward at the time, and the object had a head
and a tail like a comet. There was no noise. It appeared to be heading
(northeast) towards Port Allegany." "I thought that maybe a
plane blew up," she added. Her son also saw it a couple of miles
to the south. To him, it looked like a blue streak across the sky--not
a fireball like she had seen." "'It looked kind of like a big
bright firework, only it was too high up in the sky to have been that,'
Doris reported. "Mercedes tells us ''I saw the large flash. I thought
it might be helicopters but there was no noise.'" "Sandy Bennett
said she was driving into Wilcox when she saw 'a big round ball. I think
it had a blue fire thing after it, and sparkles. It went up very fast.
(See the Bradford, Pa. Era for March 23, 1999.) Thanks to Scott Corrales,
and UFO Roundup Vol. 4 #13, 4/28/99 Joe Trainor Editor.
- NORTH CAROLINA
- CAMDEN -- On Tuesday, March 23, 1999,
at 7:30 p.m., Jared R. driving on Highway 343 saw something strange hurtling
across the night sky 165 miles east of Raleigh. "A bright object,
traveling left to right across our field of view, at a descending angle,
appeared to be glowing from friction like an object reentering Earth's
atmosphere," Jared reported. "Had a vapor trail and a fire trail,
much like a shooting star."Object moved much slower than a shooting
star and although it seemed to be burning from friction with the atmosphere,
it never got smaller or burned out." "The color was blue-white.
The speed was comparable to a jet aircraft that might have been making
a low pass. As it got lower and to our right, the view was blocked by
trees. It gave the appearance of being five to ten miles from our position,
somewhere over Elizabeth City (NC)." Thanks to Jim Hickman of Skywatch
- SOUTH CAROLINA
- CHARLESTON -- A Professor teaching in
a small, private university writes, "I would like to keep my name
anonymous." I was standing on the porch of my beach house, at Folly
Beach, SC, looking out at the ocean. It was the middle of August just
after sunset on a clear night when I happened to notice this cylinder floating
from west over my left shoulder. It was moving east out over the ocean.
At the time I compared it to an old style car fuse, a tube, and flat at
both ends. It had lights (windows?) running the length of the body and
no wings. It was flying "point" first like an arrow, but had
a weird kind of a "float" to it. I chalked it up as some sort
of blimp, but later saw a picture on a web site of a similar object that
had been taken in Georgia. That one, however, didn't feature lights along
the length of the body. The description above matches mine, and I find
it odd that this is at least the third "cigar" type craft that
I've read about reported in the southeast over the last year. Anyway,
the object finally faded out over the ocean after being in view at least
- William I. McNeff Assistant State Director
of Minnesota MUFON writes regarding the Georgia March 13, 1999, sighting
reported in Files #11 that states. "--three greenish-blue rectangles
"sitting" in front of a ridge line only a half-a-mile away.
Looking at 220 degrees, the identical rectangles had an apparent length
equal to the moon." In this northern portion of Troup County, on
at least one occasion, steady, glowing green lights have been found in
and on top of the soil. It can be speculated that biological or Piezoelectric
activity may be creating strange lighting patterns." Mc Neff writes,
"I have a BSEE degree and a long-standing interest in science and
physics, and I know of no natural aerial phenomenon that can produce a
near-perfect rectangle." Biological activity can produce near perfect
spheres (oranges, grapes, swarms of insects, etc.), as can piezoelectric
activity (earth strains may produce balls of electricity like ball lightning).
These natural forms typically depart from the spherical shape by either
flattening at the poles, to the point that the object becomes cookie-shaped,
or stretching at the poles, to the point that it becomes a cigar shape.
In my opinion, the rectangle shape indicates manufacture by intelligent
beings, as does the sudden switching off the three lights. Thanks to William
- LA VERNE -- Neal reports: I just have
to get this into someone's hands, because I'm clueless, myself. The story
may sound a bit outlandish, but I can't help it. It's the truth. Yesterday
morning (Monday 29 March 1999) at 04:00 AM, I awoke with a start. My room
was rattling as if there were an earthquake. I looked out my window and
saw something I'd never seen before. There was a bright orange sphere way
up in the eastern sky. It was moving westward. As it seemed extremely
high from my vantage point, it's speed across the sky startled me. I was
more startled when it stopped and hovered. After a moment, it began to
soar southbound. Eventually, it stopped again, hovering silently way up
in the sky. I was shocked. All my life I've been fascinated with UFO's
and the paranormal. This was the first time any of it entered my reality.
So, I woke my family up. My mother, father, and two brothers all saw
the same thing: the sphere hovering in the sky. Then it started doing
something particularly interesting. It let loose several projectiles that
each went a different direction and then it simply vanished. Winked out,
so to speak. I searched for it in the sky with binoculars but didn't find
it. I spotted something totally different. It was odd, Grey cube-like
object, but had rounded corners. It was truly immense! My naked eye could
see it against the dark sky but only barely. And it rotated as it floated
to the horizon. I didn't know what to make of all this. I called NASA
in the morning. They directed me to the US Space Command, where I was
told that it wasn't "space debris. They directed me to you and to
the National UFO Network. I would simply like to know what it was, and
whether or not there are others out there who have seen something similar.
Thanks to SirNeal@aol.com
- ANTIOCH -- In northern California, a
UFO flap took place on Highway 4 about 45 miles east of San Francisco on
March 11, 1999, around 9:00 PM. "Joan Garter and a score of other
East County residents stopped dead in their tracks to observe some mysterious
glowing lights hovering over Delta in the northeast skies." 'They
were very bright white color, 'I think they were like airline towers.
There was nothing attached to them. They were like something floating.'
She reported the sighting to the Times newsroom. Kyle Bennett, rejected
the explanation that it was an airplane or a helicopter. The only thing
I might buy is that it was a hot-air balloon. It was all lit up. Bennett,
who pulled over on Highway 4 with other drivers to observe the sight, said
there were five lights. 'They were perfectly separated, almost in an upside-down
U-shape, and the one in the middle was the brightest,' Bennett said."
"Over ten minutes, the lights dimmed and went out one at a time after
they appeared to drop flares." (See the Contra Costa Times for March
12, 1999) "Strange lights seen hovering over Delta," by Charles
Levin. Thanks to Gerry Lovell.
- STRANGE CONTRAILS OVER NEW
- PITTSBURG -- In the last several weeks
strange contrails have been reported over many parts of the US. Stan Gordon
writes "When this activity began, the skies were blue and clear, but
as multiple contrails began to fill the sky, they did not appear to quickly
dissipate, and the sky in some areas seemed to hold the contrail matter
for an extended time. The jets seemed to be doing some maneuvers and several
X patterns were observed. I received a report that similar activity was
noticed over the Oakland suburb of Pittsburgh just after noontime."
PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Quinn March 30, 1999, I live in the scenic town
of Chadds Ford only 5 minutes flight time from Philadelphia International
Airport. For over a month now I have witnessed the grid like contrails
being formed on a REGULAR basis. At first I thought it was vapor trails
from the jets themselves but their crossing patterns defied that explanation.
Jets do not cross one another in flight" not if they practice safety.
These contrails develop the characteristic haze after they spread out.
Thanks to CQuinn5630@aol.com NEW JERSEY -- Chuck and Cathie Warren saw
the contrails over New Jersey not far from the Philadelphia Airport and
became concerned. Chuck took numerous photographs on Wednesday, March
17, 1999, at 9:00 AM that appear unusual. Some of the contrails are in
a crisscross pattern with others in parallel lines. These may be viewed
at the Website at www.wrfieger.com/contrails.htm. Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org
- FOOTAGE FROM STS-61 (Hubble
Telescope Repair Mission)
- Paul Anderson Director and founder of
the Millennium Project states. "Considering recent new interest in
incredible UFO video footage from the Space Shuttle STS-48 and 80, I have
decided to re-release some related compelling footage on the STS-61 the
Hubble Telescope Repair Mission of December 1993." There are at least
13 "significant events" showing possible UFO activity. Event
#1: Bright, fast moving object crossing view of Earth in night shot over
Gulf of Mexico. Event #2: Bright "flashes" below shuttle, over
Houston area that was probably lightning. Event #3: Two fast moving "projectiles"
move diagonally across screen, one following the other, in similar trajectory
and direction and at (apparently) similar speed. Event #4: One bright
object moving horizontally across screen, another light "flashing"
in distance, out beyond the telescope that was released from the shuttle.
Event #5: Slow moving light "flashing" out past shuttle with
a view of open cargo bay. Second object "flashing" brightly.
Third (non flashing) object slowly approaches the second flashing object.
Limb of earth now in clear view. Event #6: Bright, slow moving object
approaches limb of earth. Night time shot with a low light camera. Background
stars appear to move "away" from limb of earth; object moves
in opposite direction. Event #7: Dim "flashing" light in space
behind astronauts working on telescope. Event #8: Three or four "strobing"
lights out beyond telescope. Another bright object on other side of screen.
Event #9: Couple of objects moving behind astronauts as they work on telescope.
Event #10: Two objects "strobing," in an alternating manner
and maintaining position; third dimmer object moving away from them. Telescope
in full view. Event #11: Bright object moves slowly behind astronauts.
Event #12: Bright object near limb of earth, slowly moving downward.
Event #13: "Disk" with dark center seen as camera zooms in on
region of space near earth. These events were sometimes filmed during
periods of little or no shuttle activity and often the camera will pan
off when events are occurring. Thanks to Paul Anderson editor Millennium
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