UK Woman Tapes Giant
UFO - US Triangles, Balls
Of Light, And More
By George A. Filer
Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
MUFON Skywatch Investigations
Filer's Files #26

UFO REPORTS come in from Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Mexico, Chili and England.
BONSALL -- The June 2, 2001, 'Straits Times' article by Alfred Lee claims a British housewife captured amazing footage on her camcorder of a gigantic UFO which hovered near her home for six minutes. Mrs. Sharon Rowlands, 41, estimates that the UFO was an astonishing 4.8 km wide. The giant disc was pink and white in color, with yellow, orange and blue lights. It had a dark center and beamed pulses of intense light. It hovered about 3.2 km from her home in the tiny village of Bonsall, Derbyshire, 224 km from London for two minutes, before blasting away into the night sky at fantastic speed. Britain's Metereorological Office has confirmed that there were no freak weather conditions in the area at the time. Experts at NASA, the American space agency, have asked to see the video footage as a matter of urgency. They will use top-secret imaging equipment and computers to try to figure out what the UFO is. They believe it is the same sort of image captured on one of their own cameras during a space shuttle mission.
Mrs. Rowlands said: "I was a complete and utter disbeliever in flying saucers and UFOs, but what I saw has made me think again. I looked outside and saw this huge disc hovering in the sky. I rushed outside -- and started filming. 'Through the camera lens, it looked like it was going to hit me. It looked like nothing I have ever seen before." The video footage was purchased for 20,000 pounds from Mrs. Rowlands. Mr. Paul Hannan, 37, who lives in the nearby village of Bakewell saw a dome-shaped craft 'dancing in the sky'. Two weeks later, a man living in Wirksworth, a 10-minute drive away, saw a similar object in the sky. Thanks to Hans Bruin
FOLLY BEACH -- My wife and I were sitting on a porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on June 18, 2001. It was about 10:30 PM when we saw a lime green, teardrop shape ball of light fly across the lower quarter of the sky soaring down, toward the water. It was only visible for about a second or two. The thing gave off enough light so that while it traveled under the clouds, it lit up a dime-sized area behind it as it dropped. I have no idea whether or not this was a meteor. It made no significant turns -- no change in speed, and was dropping in an arc. After exclaiming surprise, my wife and I compared notes, and decided we'd seen essentially the same thing. E-mail report.
NORCROSS -- New MUFONGA member Tony Richard's of Atlanta reports that on June 17, 2001, at about 7:35 PM, he, his wife, and mother, were driving down Highway 141 north at Medlock Bridge Rd. just north of Norcross proper (Gwinnett County). They observed an object that appeared to be hovering over the tree tops off toward the horizon. The object appeared to be silver or gray in color, round to acorn shaped and about thumbnail size at arm's length. Estimated distance was about 3 miles. Tony stated that due to the terrain, they were able to observe the object for about 35 seconds until trees obscured their view. Shortly thereafter, their view of that area returned through a break in the trees and it was gone. Tony indicated that he was sure it was not an airplane or helicopter, but considered that it might be some sort of hot air balloon, but it disappeared much too quickly for that type of slow moving craft. Jim Clifford, Deputy Director for Georgia Investigations, will be! conducting a preliminary assessment of this event.
LAWERENCEVILLE -- MUFONGA received a WUFOD report regarding a fast moving blue object/light over Lawrenceville on Sunday night, June 17. 2001, at about 10:30 PM. By luck, DDI Jim Clifford and his wife, who also live in Lawrenceville, were out at that time and observed this event. Jim indicated that it was definitely a large meteor. I exchanged notes with Peter Davenport at NUFORC about this and he stated that NUFORC had received some similar reports of a blue light for that time. Interestingly enough, John Thompson, our retired SD, also noticed an unusual light in La Grange at about 10:30 PM, a reddish light with white around it, appearing to bounce a wee bit. John was thinking it might be an aircraft light, but it disappeared before he could get a good fix on it.
LA GRANGE -- John Thompson also reported a hoaxed event on June 11th. Troup County authorities received reports of a possible aircraft going down. A search located a large piece of flimsy plastic with a light wooden frame at the bottom and signs of a heat source for lift. This was 40 feet up in a tree. A local witness reported a "long tube shaped object with smoke and flames going down behind some trees." This is an easily made device, usually consisting of a dry cleaner's plastic clothes bag (cover), balsa wood at the bottom, scotch tape, and small candles along the balsa wood frame. The bags that are tinted light blue can look pretty colorful when sent aloft. Since the invention of chemical light sticks, some 'navigation' lights can now be added to these things! Beware! Thanks to Tom Sheets GA State Director
GIBSONBURG -- John Schuessler reports he received the following report from a 78 year old. The witness states, in 1933, I was ten years old and returning from school in one block from my home at 424 W. Stevenson Street. I heard a whining sound and looked up, passing from south to north I saw two discs connected by a thin shaft moving slowly through the air. I could not guess the height or size of the discs. At the time I was deeply in the hobby of building model airplanes, the balsam and tissue paper variety with rubber band motors. I ran home and told my mother I had seen a different model airplane. She dismissed my story as imagination. I have searched through libraries to see if I could see a picture in books like the discs I had seen to no avail. I am now almost 78 years old and have never forgotten this. I am a retired FBI agent and was not dreaming when I saw what I saw. Thanks to John Schuessler MUFON HQ Shoot1066
SOUTHINGTON -- I am writing to you to report a UFO sighting for a friend of mine. His name is Bud Andres and he lives on Route 422. As a hobby he skydived in his younger years and has aviation knowledge. On Father's Day, June 17, 2001, he was outside his place at between 10:15 and 10:30 PM watching the sky. He saw two bright objects going down very fast and at one point they crossed, then suddenly one went up in the air following the path of the other bright object. At the point lowest to the ground they formed a V. He said that when the two objects came together their speed slowed. Mr. Andres said that at first he thought he was seeing two meteorites and then they both shot up in the air. Thanks to Donna Bahor
MINNEAPOLIS -- MUFON Field Investigator Casey W. Holt writes, there was another May 18, 2001, sighting of a glowing object emitting from a second Object. This is the third UFO report for this date (see previous Filer's Files). A man near the intersection of Highway 10 and Interstate 35W videotaped a glowing object at 9:38 PM from the yard of his home. This object was in view for at least three minutes and proceeded west-northwest against the surface wind direction. At one point, a glowing object appeared to fall from the main object, and then faded out. This appearance and behavior is similar to that of a hoax hot air balloon powered by candles. The object may have been too bright to be a dry-cleaning bag balloon.
The video shows the object after it had past so you are looking at the end view and the brightness will overexpose the CCD image some creating the rounded effect. Both witnesses described the object as like a large orange glowing brick shape with pulsating streams of orange light flowing through the main rectangular section like liquid metal. In the front were two round whiter areas similar to intake tubes. The orange areas were set against a dark background structure and there was a large whitish almost transparent dome something like a jellyfish. They interpreted the size to be as big as a large airplane and perhaps 5,000 to 10,000 feet high. About 5 to 8 whitish lights came shooting out after it had passed, and are seen on the video. The estimated distance was 1.5 to 3 miles and 4000 feet up when it was last seen on video going behind tree branches and in a WNW compass direction of 298 degrees. Thanks to Casey Holt, and Bill McNeff State Director
CHISHOLM -- ISUR reports the witness was out in her yard at 7:00 PM on June 23, 2001, while her 15 year old son was testing our new digital camera. He was shooting the sky, the river, our 40 acres of land, etc. When we went to download the images to the computer today, two UFO's showed up! He did NOT see them while testing camera. My husband was near him, he did NOT see or hear anything.
The photos show a disk shaped, metal object. One is going toward the ground, as though crashing to the ground with FIRE out the back end. It is about 80 feet above our yard. The next picture is another UFO, two minutes earlier, hovering above our swamp, a foot above the ground. They are identical objects, with metal. They were NOT airplanes; they were very small, about the size of a small car. We went to the location, we looked at the tree line in the photos, but cannot get to the spot, since it is in the swamp. Thanks to Tom Sheets and ISUR
Jeff Challender reports his friend Les Wille, had a UFO sighting on Wednesday, June 13, 2001. He told Jeff, I went to the farm this morning to check things over because of the bad storms all night. I took my Sony Cybershot still camera along to take pictures of any storm damage. I went to the north field and saw a gray thing flying real fast back and forth up high over the distant field. I decided to use high resolution and zoom in on it. I got a real UFO on this shot Jeff. Wille is in shock. I felt as if it knew I was there. As soon as I took the picture, it sped off at an incredible speed. This is a first for me and it is no bird or plane. I'm still shaking. It's too bad it wasn't closer.
Jeff says, he has been taping International Space Station (ISS) passes over Sacramento for over a month now, as part of my activities in Project P.R.O.V.E. Last Sunday, June 17, 2001, he recorded an ISS pass at 62 degrees altitude, and caught three reddish strobing objects buzzing past the station in succession. There were also several white flashes. At one point, the ISS passed so close to Polaris, the North Star, that for just a second they almost merged. It's all on 8 mm tape taken from Sacramento, California.
Editor's Note: I encourage people to watch the passage of the Shuttle and ISS overhead. Frequently UFOs can be seen following them. Jeff is trying to get a collection of these photos and you can help. Also, Jeff is having back surgery so lets send him our prayers and some video to enjoy.
COLUMBIA -- Jim Hickman reports that a Flying Triangle was sighted while heading home on June 7, 2001. The witness reports he noticed lights in the northwest sky that initially looked like a plane. It didn't look "quite right." It had two lights in front where normally a plane on approach would have one. There were no flashing lights. It circled and flew off to the southwest. The next night at 10:39 PM, he saw the plane again. I stopped the truck and saw three whitish lights on three tips and a red light in the center. THEN it hit me, It's a triangle! I also saw a few additional lights on the body of the craft, which seem to be recessed and bit yellowish. It took the same path as Thursday. I am sure other people saw this craft but, as I did at first. Later I realized that I had seen the same "headlights" as described by the witnesses I interviewed in 1999 who reported seeing a triangular craft. Thanks to Jim Hickman and The Hickman Report.
ST. PETERS -- Marc Spess reports, "I just wanted to tell about the sighting I had on June 22, 2001, looking through my telescope at 3:31 PM." I had a hunch I might find a UFO because I had seen footage of a UFO that went in and out of a cloud. I decided to put my telescope up and watch the rim of clouds to see if maybe there was something to see. After about ten minutes, I saw for about three seconds a ball or sphere shaped object move between two clouds rather slowly. It reflected the sun which was opposite to it in the sky. I am going to try and get a camera mounted on the telescope to see if I can catch one again and snap one in action. Also I was able to see about ten to fifteen swift moving translucent "things" that one after the other shot past the view of my telescope all in the same direction. I was able to track one briefly, which was slow enough to follow. I have seen them in my binoculars, but they were probably insects. The telescope was pointed east and f! ocused at the altitude of the clouds. I have also witnessed these spheres in the past low to the ground. I would like to mention that at very high altitudes I have also observed birds. The telescope I use is a Mead 1000 mm f/11 Mirror-Lens D=90 mm. I recently found a picture that looks very similar to what I saw "the translucent things" Some looked exactly like this picture: Thanks to Marc Spess
BRYAN, Texas (AP) Ranchers in Burleson County aren't quite sure who or what is responsible for a string of mysterious cattle deaths over much of the last decade, but they suspect it's some sort of cult. In most of the cases, which happen about once or twice a year, the bulls' abdomens have been sliced open and their genitals are missing. Sometimes, the tongues and internal organs have been removed. Adding to the ranchers' frustration, the valuable beef is always left to rot. Burleson County authorities say they've been unable to link any of the deaths in this rural county about 100 miles northeast of Houston." If we could find any indication humans are involved, we would do more," Burleson County Sheriff Gene Barber told the Bryan-College Station Eagle. "It is a mystery to me." Barber said his investigators haven't found any of the telltale signs of human involvement - tire tracks, shoe prints, shell casings, or cigarette butts. So they list natural causes as the reason for the deaths. However, rancher Johnny Lyon is convinced a cult mutilated his prized Charolais bull just to take its blood and organs. Ranchers are growing impatient and scared. "What if I had come out to my ranch at the time people were there?" he said. "What would they do to me? That tells me I need to carry a gun everywhere I go, shoot first and ask questions later." Sunday Edition of Bryan-College Station Eagle.
PORTLAND -- Brad Hoover and his wife have been watching the skies as they travel around the area and have seen a lot of aircraft taking off and landing at the Portland International Airport. Brad says, "On the night of June 15, 2001, at 2200 hours, we were returning home when we saw a strange light in the clear night sky." It was traveling southeast, heading over the air space of the Portland Airport. It was strange because it was strobing a bright white light (not a normally seen flashing light as on other aircraft.) The strobe was intermittent. It was kind of like an inch worm, but of course very much faster. It appeared to be higher than an aircraft in the normal approach landing pattern, as it was a fly over. The entire sighting lasted about 45 seconds. I was in the 82nd Airborne and can recognize aircraft. I also took private pilots training and have done some flying in this area. Thanks to Brad Hoover of Vancouver.
SEATTLE - Peter Davenport writes that a former U. S. Navy officer and his wife saw a UFO at approximately 1115 hours on Sunday, June 10, 2001, above the University of Washington campus. The officer stated, "My wife and I had just left the Hub where we had attended a graduation ceremony and I happened to look up to watch a craft coming from the northeast on their approach toward Seatac. Planes have always fascinated me since I was a Private Pilot for a number of years. I noticed a stationary, apparently rectangular, black object in the sky directly over the northeast end of campus, which was at an altitude considerably above the approaching aircraft. I called to my wife, who immediately looked up and observed the same object. At first we thought it might be a large bird. We dismissed that idea since it wasn't moving, didn't have the shape of a bird, and appeared to be way too large for its apparent distance from us. After 15 to 20 seconds the object began to move very sm! oothly at a very high rate of speed in a northeast direction directly opposite the path of the approaching aircraft. The sighting lasted for thirty seconds when it flew behind some trees. We discussed the sighting all the way home and have concluded it did not fall into any of the usual bird/aircraft sightings in our experience. Peter Davenport indicates the former military officer is insistent that the object they witnessed was not any kind of aircraft that he is familiar with. Thanks to NUFORC
WEST VANCOUVER -- On June 21, 2001, a dark red flying triangular shaped with a bright white rectangular shape in the middle of underbelly was observed through a skylight. The witness stated, "I saw a triangular shaped object fly overhead at 12:30 AM." I could see the full outline of the object, which made no sound whatsoever. The object appeared to be illumines of a dark red color. In the center of the triangle there was a rectangular shaped object with rounded corners, which shone a bright white. My skylight is four feet by two feet wide facing east/west. The object flew in an east to west direction not far above the skylight. The object flew very slowly; approximately 5 seconds went by before it flew out of my sight. There were no flashing lights (like an airplane). The size of the object was rather large and it was flying lower than a jet airplane, but a little higher than say a Cessna. With an outstretched arm, thumb and index finger touching each other, it would have filled that space. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
Troy Allen called on June 25, 2001, to report he is regularly observing UFOs over PopocatpÈtl near Mexico City from the volcano's observation camera. He noticed that from 1:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern time there are numerous UFOs sighted. Over sixty UFOs have been seen in recent weeks. The volcano is active and often has cloud cover. The UFOs are comparatively dark and can often be seen through clouds. They appear as dark specs but move like a powered craft. Photos are available at: and or Thanks to Troy Allen
PUENTE ALTO -- When security guard Victor Montero did his rounds on May 27, 2001, at the Lider Supermarket he saw a strange luminous object which sped toward him and then moved away, only to remain static in the sky. Seized by fear, Montero ran toward the office where the rest of the guards were stationed to warn them about the unusual apparition. His colleague Lorena Castro shifted the store's safety cameras to record what was going on in the heavens. "Without thinking if it was allowed or not, I decided to record the object with the supermarket's security cameras using the city's lights as a point of reference. At times it jumps out of the recording, since it was very fast and moved suddenly," stated a shocked Lorena.
"The first time we saw it was 5:00 AM, it was round and had red and green lights. "It changed position and spectacularly so. First it looked like a single sphere, a black circle appears in its middle, and then it hangs like a jellyfish in the air," reported Gatica, the object has appeared on a daily basis and remains for hours, even after daybreak. "Even the executives who opened the supermarket got a chance to see it." The employees have gotten used to this strange visitor, since they haven't even bothered to tape it again. "A security guard almost killed himself, when the luminous sphere headed for him at full speed. When the man stepped back, thinking the object was about to pounce on him, he fell," related the security chief. Thanks to: Las Ultimas Noticias Newspaper, June 17, 2001, Translation (C) 2001. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU) and Rodrigo Cuadra,
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