UFO Sightings Continue
Increasing Coast-to-Coast
George A. Filer
Director Mutual UFO Network Eastern
MUFON Skywatch Investigations Filer's Files #25

Increased UFO activity is being reported in Maine, New York, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Washington, California, and Australia. Cattle mutilations reported in Texas. Thirty UFO near misses are reported from England.
On June 21, 2001, there will be a full solar eclipse the same day as the Summer Solstice, Additionally, there is unusually high sunspot count and solar flares called coronal mass ejection's (CMEs). Millions of tons of energy are exploding from the sun in solar flares.
A new and ever brightening comet called "Linear C/2001 A2" is in our skies moving near the sun. The Comet is flaring once again as it heads this way for a late-June close encounter with Earth with a visual magnitude of 3.3. The comet is visible with the naked eye south of the equator now and moves into better viewing for those in the Northern Hemisphere later in June.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced that a study of brown dwarf stars suggests more planets may exist than predicted. Astronomers analyzing brown dwarf stars in the Orion nebula with an infrared telescope have determined that many of the failed stars are ringed by protoplanetary disks of dust and gas just like true stars. The finding suggests a high percentage of stars have planets or solar systems similar to our own. Although, only fifty or so planets have been identified outside our solar system, millions or even billions of planets may exist.
Most scientists believe the reason UFOs cannot be here is because of the great distance between star systems. NASA scientist Paul Hill in his book "Unconventual Flying Objects" provides the mathematical formulas to show that the travel time between planets in various solar systems for the occupants is less than it took for our ancestors to reach America. The equations have been checked by the Langley Research Center and interstellar mission profiles can take only weeks or a few months. For example Paul Hill states, "It is possible for an interstellar trip to be very short . The trip from our nearest neighbor, Alpha Centuri, a triple star system 4.3 light years away, made by accelerating at 140 g to av/c of 0.9999 is accomplished from a standing start to a standing finish in 6 weeks, 0.115 year." (P. 272)
Mars has flares of light and is a brilliant red in the night sky just above the southern horizon during the Earth - Mars alignment. Although it only reaches 12 degrees above the horizon it cannot be missed because of its striking red color. Ancient writings frequently mention a great awakening, when there are similar signs of termoil in the heavens. When I visited ChickÈn-Itz·, Mayan predictions indicated a great change shortly after the beginning of the new century. The Bible and Sumerian, Tibetan texts all predict a great awakening and a return of extraterrestrials.
OXFORD - Ruth sent an email saying, "In the first week of October 2000, I was driving on a dirt road east of Route 26 and I was looking in the eastern sky. At 9:00 PM, I was in a clearing that allowed me to see a heavily wooded hill. I knew that beyond that hill was a small side road where there should not be lights. I saw a white glow, reminiscent of a streetlight. My first thought was, "Wow, they put a street light there on that road, but I stared in wonder as this streetlight was slowly rising!" The light was not even a half-mile away. It was completely silent, and did not flicker. I stared as it rose maybe 200 feet in the air, climbing above the tree line, I panicked, and I headed for my truck still keeping an eye on it. The object flew toward the Mechanic Falls and speeded off so fast that I knew I had just seen a UFO. I have kept silent, and tried to see if others had seen things that night in my area. Thanks to Ruth.
STATEN ISLAND -- Ray Klopchin while on a picnic at the shore on Monday, June 11, 2001, saw a strange light in the afternoon sky. At 12:21 PM, he happened to be watching planes make their approaches to the three metro airports. He noticed a definite and stationary pinpoint of light way up in the southeast sky. The object moved very slowly and was then obscured by clouds. He alerted at least two other people who saw this light. Looking around the sky, they noticed similar pinpoints of light in the distant sky, now due east of us. They now had more witnesses this time that saw this singular and very distant pinpoint of light. It moved very slowly and disappeared behind the clouds. They saw the light again thirty minutes later, again in the southeast. The witnesses claim they have never seen anything like this before. It was not an approaching plane, nor was it a star. It was very unusual. Thanks to Ray Klopchin for this report.
Robert Collins writes that in Filer's Files 23 and 24 you mention large Flying Triangles. I thought you would be interested in an E-mail sent to me that states, "I was taken many years ago to Ft Eustis located in Newport News, Virginia where I saw two items. One was in a corrugated Metal Hangar that was not really well lit, but the skylights let me see enough. It was about 60-75' like your triangle item mentioned, it was roundish/blimpish in design and nothing was holding it up or it was not resting on anything below. The second hangar was very well lit; people were in it wearing only white jumpsuits and round metal badges with a roundish disc that had a small droplet of mercury, if it blew you had to leave. One was put on my shirt. I was about 15' away from this triangular looking-cool as hell black shiny ceramic looking covered craft. It too had nothing holding it up or resting on it. The blimpish one, as told was recovered in upper NY near the Canadian/NY boarder. The black one as I was told was a Cadillac model that brought an ambassador to visit with us and would be leaving after 19-year stay to acquaint us to them. We were allowed to fly the Cadillac and marvel/back-engineer. It had a headband and the "driver" was mechanical and became "one-with" the UFO." Thanks to Robert Collins, rigoletto@sprintmailcom.
LOUISVILLE -- On May 22, 2001, several witnesses reported seeing a huge craft with lights all over it! The witnesses observed the craft at 11:17 PM, stating, "It was shaped like a saucer, my mother was in the car with me and she about had a heart attack." The UFO had an orange/white/opaque tint to it. The witnesses tried to follow but it was moving too fast! Now I'm sure we're are not the only people here on earth!!
LOUISVILLE - Thirteen minutes later a second group of witnesses saw an object like a flat diamond, orangish/white in color with a bit of green stripping along the sides. The object was first observed from the top of Iroquois Hill by a 9 year old. The child's parents then saw the craft. The mother is a registered nurse and the father works as a severe weather spotter. He is also a military aircraft hobbyist. The youngest child who is 3 also saw the object. They described the UFO as very bright and at first they thought it was a harvest moon. There was no noise and the object flew very fast moving in a north direction. It was first noticed over the Kenwood Hill area. They lost site of the object around Floyd Knobs area. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director of National Reporting Center
WEST PALM BEACH PLANETARIUM -- Susan Cerdan writes she has learned of a sighting and a possible new supporter or believer. I got a call from a man who says he does not believe in UFOs, but on June 12, 2001, he saw two objects that might qualify as UFOs. Apparently, the International Space Station was to make a pass over Middle Tennessee late in the evening - after 10:30 PM. At 10:50 PM, a "light," that was considerably brighter than the space station, appeared about 45 degrees above the eastern horizon moving westward. It was moving slowly and was visible for 3 or 4 minutes. It caught his attention because it would be bright for 10 seconds and then dim for 5 seconds. It was moving slow enough that he was able to observe it through his small telescope. He says, "It looked like a very bright star and that it was definitely NOT an airplane. To top it off, it reached a certain height and then made a 90-degree turn to the north where it dimmed once or twice more before fading from view. He and his son were discussing what it might have been when what appeared to be a meteor appeared high overhead in the west, traveling downward toward the eastern horizon. It was visible for 5 to 7 seconds. Of course, this was no "normal" meteor. It was blinking off and on like someone flipping a light switch off and on. I have had no reports of unusual sightings. Thanks to Susan Cerdan Director The Florida UFO Research & Study Group Vero Beach, Florida, and Vic Stryker < Astronomer.
SCHAUMBURG - The witness reports, that as a business owner, I often work late and take my dog to a grassy area near our office where I stargaze and frequently observe lights that I assume are low orbiting satellites. On May 28, 2001, at 10:10 PM I saw slow moving lights that came into my visible horizon from the center of the constellation Orion on about a 15-degree arc westbound. The slower than normal movement and higher than normal arc suggested a higher orbit to me. The light was of the same brightness relative to the constellation, constant, clear, and easily discernible. After approximately 35 seconds the light was approximately 20 degrees past straight above me, when a very fast moving light appeared overhead. I was lying on my back, looking up, and slightly NE so "overhead" means S/SE. This light crossed from my Southern horizon a few degrees east of due north to the first light in not more than 5 seconds. Its speed initially startled me. This was too slow, del! ! iberate, and visible for too long to be falling debris or a meteorite. It was twice as bright as the first light. I took these facts to mean it was a very low altitude satellite. My heart literally skipped a beat as the odds of catching two visible satellites crossing paths flashed in my mind. Rather than simply crossing paths, they met exactly. The brighter, fast moving light was not visible after the intersection and the slower dimmer light seemed more slow and more dim and in fact disappeared within another 10 seconds. I see no simple explanation for the disappearance of the fast mover 20 degrees past directly overhead. I own a software consulting company here in Schaumburg Illinois and consult for a specialty coatings company that caters to the US Navy and Air Force.
Peter Davenport spoke at length with this witness, and we found him to be an exceptionally skilled observer and reporter of objective fact. Under ordinary circumstances, we would have assumed that a witness who reported such an event would be describing two satellites, which happened to be visible in proximity to one another. However, the witness in this case had allowed for such a possibility, and had rejected that on the basis of facts of the case. Further, we observe that an orbiting body in polar orbit, traveling to the north, would not enter the Earth's shadow. Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC
SHELTON -- Brian with the Houston, British Colombia, and Canada UFO Research (HBCC) group writes that on June 14, 2001, at 11:45 PM, my son and two of his friends were watching the stars as we always do on clear nights. About 11:45 PM just below the handle of the Big Dipper we saw a very bright object moving across the sky stopping then moving again then stopping then moving over the trees and disappearing. It was like watching a bright star up close but it was not close enough to see if it had lights. We have been watching the sky at night for several years and this is the first time we have seen something this close. We always see strange things moving across the sky but this was the best and the excitement kept us up till 2:00 in the morning. I have never known a satellite or asteroid to stop and start like this. My whole family and I watch the stars frequently and have witnessed many strange lighted objects go across the night sky. We have seen some that fade and shine brighter. My father saw a formation of three with the two outer ones splitting off in different directions while the third one sped up until it disappeared. Thanks to HBCC,
SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON STATE -- Ken Imes writes that, "My sighting differs a tad from the stories I read on your website. The triangle formation we saw was out of our atmosphere, I could tell by size and distance etc. The triangle was up in space in the Milky Way but it flew backwards. It was an inverted triangle flying in a manner in which I had never seen before at a speed much greater than a human made craft. It took approximately 45 seconds for it to fly out of sight, across a crystal clear June 14, sky with no clouds. My friend Joy actually pointed it out asking, "What the hell is that?" I can't say it was an alien aircraft, but it was certainly unidentified. Thanks to Ken
MELBOURNE -- Many Melburnians thought they had become characters in an episode of the US series, 'The X-Files,' at the weekend after seeing what they believed was a UFO. More than 20 people from Melbourne's southeastern suburbs reported a dark, gray disc flying in the skies near Ringwood, Wantirna, Knox and Lilydale about 9:30 on Saturday night, June 16, 2001. The National Space Center, in central Victoria, registered 24 calls from people who all described similar details of a flying object in the sky. Ross Dowe from the center said it was first thought the object was the blimp, but upon analysis it appeared to be too small. "The object appeared to be round or saucer shape with silver sides," Mr. Dowe said. "It also appeared to have a small dome underneath with half a dozen large lights on the circumference on the main body of the disc." Dianne McCool from Wantirna, who was in her back yard, said she saw the object come up from behind gum trees in her garden about 9.50 PM. Thanks to Cameron Smith The Melbourne Herald, Victoria, 6/18/01 and Farshores UFO Dimension - --
0n Friday night, June 15, 2001, I spoke at the Rhode Island Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network. I wish to thank State Director David Rubien and Janet Bucci for inviting me. I certainly enjoyed discussing the forgotten alien at Fort Dix McGuire Air Force Base and the Disclosure Project. Rhode Island has had recent sighting of UFOs by police. Dave has an amazing knowledge of alien encounters and I hope to bring some of his exciting stories to our readers. Thanks for the great hospitality.
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