- LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK DISC
- MASTIC -- A taxi owner reports seeing a large hovering
disc shaped craft on July 14, 1999. His passengers also saw the disc as
they drove to nearby Shirley at 11:20 PM. He picked up a second set of
passengers and drove the ten minutes back to Mastic where he saw the disc
shaped like two saucers laid rim to rim. It was 500 feet in altitude made
of brightly polished aluminum. It was flat on the bottom with a slight
rise at the top. There were bright lights on the top and bottom. Thanks
to Frank at Pat Marcattilio's MUFON UFO Meeting at the Hamilton, NJ Library
the first Wednesday of each month. And thanks to Pat for donating an UFO
exhibit panel to the Air Victory Museum in Medford concerning Captain Ruppelt
of Blue Book.
- PENNSYLVANIA ORB SIGHTING
- BETHLEHEM -- Michael James Martinez reports sighting
a UFO on August 1, 1999, around 7:45 PM. Martinez states, "I was
swimming in my aunts pool, when I got out I saw this red flash of light
about two hundred feet away. I did not hear any sound. Then just like
a bat out of hell, a red orbed shaped object appeared about three hundred
feet off the ground, it hovered and bobbed around and disappeared. I saw
a jet go past and a bright flash flew past the jet. I saw something shoot
off like a bullet, so I suppose I saw two UFOs." Thanks to Dave Ledger
- BALTIMORE -- My husband John and I had an unusual sighting
on August 2, 1999. It was 5:00 PM and we were driving on US 40. I spotted
a round silver shaped object hovering to the south near the Lockheed Martin
Airport. I pointed it out to my husband, who was excited since this was
his first sighting. The object hovered for a bit then slowly went through
a cloud, then above the cloud and eventually disappeared after five minutes.
The azimuth was 190 and angular elevation 45 degrees. The object was
about the size of an 'O' at arm's length. The sun illuminated object from
the side. We could see no distinguishing features, nor external lights
as the sun illuminated the object from the side. We didn't hear any sound.
The weather was clear with occasional puffy clouds at 25,000 feet, NW
wind at 9 mph, guests to 20 mph. A phone call to the airport was negative,
although they were extremely interested. Thanks to Jen and John at LJenSilver
- NORTH BROWARD COUNTY On July 31, 1999, a photograph
was taken of a UFO at 6:00 AM. The slow-moving craft was visible for about
a minute as it moved south at about 15,000 feet and then disappeared.
It appeared as large as a dime held at arm's length. It seems to be surrounded
by an energy field. Thanks to Dennis and Mary Zimmer at Miami MUFON email@example.com
- MADISON Aaron Crossley writes, "Let me start of
by saying that I am quite the UFO enthusiast and have been fascinated with
anything UFO related since I was a little kid. I got a call at about 12:05
AM on June 6, 1999, from my friend Jessica, who was at her boyfriend David's
house with several friends watching UFOs. I was so ecstatic, I woke my
parents. We spotted a strobing light that was very different from any
I've seen. The strobe was very bright and not moving. It started to strobe
at a faster and faster pace until it would flash once very brightly. This
was enough to light up a good bit of the sky! It would disappear and then
to my amazement reappear in another part of the sky with another big flash.
After the big flash it slowed its bright white blinking to the rate it
was at before. At one point the first one flashed bright once, then another
reddish light showed up, and flew near the first at a high rate of speed,
pulling off a sharp turn towards it. The second red one flashed white
sometimes. It was the most incredible thing I have ever seen. After a
half hour of putting on some kind of show they started moving south disappearing,
reappearing in zig zag patterns. It was amazing, and yet creepy. Madison
Police and civilian spectators also saw them. I called the control tower
at Huntsville Airport. They told me that air traffic control doesn't track
anything that they aren't expecting. Thanks to Dave Ledger UFOSCOT@cableinet.co.uk.
Editor's Note: A new type of strobe light is being fitted to some commercial
- My name is Joey Derbes and I saw something July 29, 1999,
and I don't know what it was. I was wondering if there were any reports
of meteor showers or a satellite in or around Arkansas at 9:10 to 9:15
PM. Any information would be helpful. Thanks Joey Derbes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editors Note: None were reported.
- My name is Evelyn McNutt and I was reading your article
on the recent Belgian sighting of a strange UFO. I knew instantly that
it was the same type of craft that my mother had seen about 13 years ago
as she traveled across Nevada on her way to Las Vegas. She was in the
desert, miles from anyone and it was in the early morning hours and she
saw it hovering not far from her car. She stopped and observed the craft
and could see crinkled-looking aluminum in the back of the craft. It had
lighting circling the UFO as it hovered above the ground. She remembered
her camera in the seat beside her and was going to take a picture when
the craft began to land. An object that looked like a horse's tail came
out of the back of the UFO and made a swooshing circular motion! She was
scared! When the craft began to land she sped off in her car in fright.
I have seen numerous sightings myself! Thanks to Evelyn McNutt email@example.com
and John Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
- EUGENE "My name is Clark Kent (really!) On August
2, 1999, I saw a boomerang shaped craft without a fuselage fly west very
rapidly past at about 11:30 Pacific time." The craft seemed very
close, and flew very low and silently about 20 to 25 degrees above the
horizon. The craft was very brightly lit seemingly from within. The light
intensity was equally bright over the entire surface, that appeared like
"frosted" glass, or a very opaque plastic. It remained lit for
about 3 seconds, then faded rapidly faster than an iridium satellite flare,
but slower than turning off a house light. It was moving in the direction
of its 'point.' All the edges appeared rounded, i.e., arcs as opposed
to right angles. My best guess is it's a stealth plane, but it seemed
to be flying awful low for one. And why over Eugene? Thanks to Clark Kent
at email@example.com. Editor's Note: The Stealth B-2 bomber best fits your
description of the craft except they are dark in color and have sharply
cut off wing tips. There could have been some type of reflection of the
surface of the craft.
- VACAVILLE - A sales associate, age 17, reports he was
being driven home by his mother after work on July 27, 1999, when they
spotted a UFO. It was a clear dark night and the moon was high in the
sky at 10:08 PM. The mother said, "Look below the moon at the hovering
light!" Jeremy said, "What I saw surprised me. Way below the
moon was a strange hovering object." It had a strange yellowish gray
glow and wasn't very bright, but clearly visible. The height the UFO was
about 150 feet. The craft was hanging above the power lines only three
miles from Travis AFB. as the UFO hovered and then moved erratically changing
color. It rotated and maneuvered. "My Mom swerved and almost had
an accident as the object flew off so high and fast!" Thanks to Jeremy
Matney and Ben Field at http://www.abcfield.foirce9.co.uk
- FEATHER RIVER CANYON, BELDON - Malcolm Uhl writes, "I
am a MUFON investigator trainee and ham radio operator. On June 16, 1999,
two couples and myself were talking at the campground fire ring at 2:30
PM. To our left is Caribou Road east of Belden. We had a daylight spotting
of a large metallic craft at 35 degrees above the horizon. It was 50 feet
in length, stationary with a bright silver in color. We could not hear
any noise. In the July issue of the MUFON Journal on page nine is a perfect
sketch of this cylindrical shaped craft. It was also observed by two prospectors
working on their gold claim on Rush Creek the next day at about the same
time. Thanks to Malcolm Uhl at firstname.lastname@example.org (mickey uhl)
- PORT MOODY - On July 30, 1999, time Greg was standing
on his balcony at 10:40 PM and noticed what he thought was an aircraft.
He says, "However, I ruled it out, my next assumption was a satellite.
I noticed the light got brighter. During this time the object traveled
horizontal to the ground and started to climb higher and began to dim.
I've seen many a satellite, but not like that. The craft seemed to be
heading out into space! Thanks to Greg email@example.com & Skywatch
- ONTARIO CROP CIRCLES - Lynda Powless, Editor of The Turtle
Island News, and Hopi Indian resident of the Six Nations reservation where
two new formations were found reports. She describes elaborate lay patterns
in both formations. In virtually all the pathways joining the circles,
the crop is "braided"; in the smaller formation, the wheat is
flattened in one direction, then a second layer of wheat is flattened over
top of this, at a diagonal flow to the pathways themselves. In one of
the circles in the longer formation the wheat is laid in a "five-pointed
star" pattern. At one point along one of the pathways in the smaller
formation, the tops of the stalks were "singed or burned". About
two weeks ago some of the residents of the reservation reported seeing
two bright lights hovering just above these two fields.
- Then, on Saturday July24th, another resident photographed,
three large beams of light like large spotlights, extending up into the
air from the same or nearby field similar to recent reports in England.
The three beams of light then converged into one large beam. Digital cameras
fail inside or near the formations, but good photos were successfully taken
with analog cameras. Some video footage taken showed only "snow"
when played back. Also reports of people experiencing headaches and /
or nausea. One person who took a Geiger counter into the circles last
Tuesday reportedly obtained a reading of about 600, with a "normal"
reading of about 150 outside. Lynda noticed on the night of July 28 lunar
eclipse in Canada that an arm of the formation pointed directly at where
the moon was in the sky. There have also been good reports on the circles
in the July 29/30 editions of The Hamilton Spectator newspaper in Ontario.
Thanks to Paul Anderson Circles Phenomenon Research Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
(- TMP / CPR http://www.iaml.net/~timestar/hagerscrop.htm
- LIVERPOOL -- On July 10, 1999, at 10:50 PM I just thought
I'd hang the washing out, when I suddenly felt something was watching me,
so I turned and in the distance there was an object about 500 feet up.
It was not an airplane, I know that because it was soundless it was kind
of triangular shape and had white lights beaming from the bottom. I felt
quite scared I ran in to tell my dad but it was gone as if it had never
been there. It was far too fast for a plane, since there was nothing to
be seen in the distance. Thanks to Dave Ledger UFO Scotland, UFOSCOT@cableinet.co.uk
- NEW GIANT PLANET FOUND CALLED: IOTA HOR B
- LA SILLA OBSERVATORY - The European Southern Observatory
reports discovering a new extra-solar giant planet in Earth-like orbit.
This 5.4-mag solar-type star is a companion to iota Horologii (iota Hor)
and is located at a distance of 56 light-years. It is just visible to
the unaided eye in the southern constellation Horologium (The Pendulum
Clock). The discovery is the result of a survey of forty solar-type stars
begun in 1992. It is based on highly accurate measurements of stellar
radial velocities. The presence of a planet in orbit around a star is
inferred from small regular changes of velocity, as the host star and its
planet revolve around a common center of gravity. Further planets in this
solar system are likely due to unusual variability of the star. Thanks
to Mark A. LeCuyer email@example.com
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