- INCREASED UFO SIGHTINGS include: a Maine cigar, New Jersey
lights, a Virginia disc, South Carolina Cigar, Ohio, Indiana Flying Triangle,
Illinois three Flying Triangles, Arkansas Flying Triangle, California invisible
craft and 19 UFOs in United Kingdom. New images from Mars indicate artificiality
and intelligence at Cydonia. Commander Bethune's UFO photograph controversy.
- From Kevin McClellan
- Re: http://www.sightings.com/general8/filers2601.htm
- I was shocked to read about what you saw. It parallels
my experience so closely, I could have written that account. I didn't write,
because I doubted what my own eyes had seen -- i've never seen an invisible
aircraft before (ha ha).
- Last week, I saw a northbound vapor trail being formed.
I've had a lifetime fascination (obsession) with aircraft, so I stopped
to notice it. Like your experience, the aircraft was invisible, yet the
vapor trail still formed.
- When I first saw the trail forming in the distance, I
ran inside to get my wife's camera (and 500mm telephoto lens). Looking
through that, I still saw no plane, just the vapor trail. I think I may
have snapped a shot.
- I then called my wife, who came outside just in time
to see the plane appear right in front of our eyes. I took a couple of
pictures. The plane had four engines, and was a white, standard jetliner/tanker/commercial
aircraft. (Sorry for the none-too-technical description).
- When I thought about why I didn't see the plane, I also
wondered if the atmosphere could've somehow naturally masked the plane
from my sight. I considered it doubtful, since it remained invisible from
the horizon until it was straight over my head, and because of the immediate
transition from invisible to visible.
- So what about the active camouflage idea? I first read
about that several years ago, in a cover story of 'Popular Mechanics' magazine.
But why would (presumably) the military want to conceal an aircraft over
a big city?
- There's another twist that might go a long way towards
answering the question. Someone with access to lots of white tanker aircraft
has been systematically spraying something over densely populated areas,
for the past few years. I didn't believe it at first, until one year ago,
when I looked up to find an "X" in the sky that turned into a
grid of white lines.
- Because I have watched aircraft all my life, I was suprised
to see that (unlike other contrails) this grid of vapor trails increased
in size, until they spread into a wispy cloud cover, with a nice 'rainbow
ring' around the sun.
- For 28 years, I have lived near three international airports
(OAK, SFO, San Jose), and Moffet Field (navy aviation, nasa ames). With
my lifelong fascination for aircraft, I think I'm qualified to say that
these vapor trails were not created along the usual flight routes.
- After about a month, they stopped spraying in my (San
Francisco Bay) area. Then last November, they began again, usually 2 or
3 days a week. I've taken several photos of them as they turn the spray
on and off. After awhile, it became like sport, trying to catch them 'in
the act'. That's why I grabbed the camera for this latest plane. (Amusing
fact: normal vapor contrails don't "turn on or off").
- By the way, the day of my "invisible plane sighting"
was yet another "spray day". A couple of hours afterward, the
sky was again covered with a grid of vapor trails.
- After reading and observing, I've come up with a theory.
I think it's merely a secret SDI program to place a catalyst in the air,
to enhance the effectiveness of an electromagnetic 'boundary layer' in
the upper atmosphere. Sounds kinda funny, but the science fits. You just
have to dig to find the info.
- For that matter, the politics fits too. China and Russia
would be pissed if they knew we had an operational Star Wars system. Solution?
Keep it secret, even from American citizens.
- And that, my friend, explains the invisible aircraft.
They have the technology. They have the motivation.
- QED, and all that....
- related pages: (separate wheat from chaff, when reading
- http://www.carnicom.com/contrails.htm http://www.rense.com/general3/anex.htm
- http://www.rense.com/general/hvy.htm (this last is someone
else's photos of the trails that convinced me)
- And finally, look up this U.S. patent:
- Patent Number: 4,686,605 Date of Patent: Aug. 11, 1987
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALTERING A REGION IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE, IONOSPHERE,
- the company is APTI, "Dedicated To The Development
Of Breakthrough Technologies, Systems And Products For U.S. Government
and Commercial Customers."
- breathe deeply,
- Kevin McClellan Hayward, Ca.
- MAINE RED CIGAR SHAPED OBJECT IN SKY
- WALDOBORO -- I was driving southbound on Route 1 at 4:30
PM, when I noticed a bright object in the sky straight ahead on January
10, 2001. I watched the object until returning to the farm where I drive
a delivery truck. When I returned to the farm I told my bosses girlfriend
to take a look at it. Her daughter and she and I looked at it out the back
window. We got a pair of binoculars to try to get a better view of it as
we could not tell what it was. On closer examination with the binoculars
we still had no idea. It was red like it was on fire and a cigar shape
to it. We did not see any blinking lights or anything that made it look
like a plane. I thought it may be a plane with the sun setting reflecting
off of it. The object was traveling horizontally in the southwest direction.
Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director NUFORC www.nuforc.com.
- NEW JERSEY BRIGHT LIGHTS
- BAYONNE -- On the night of January 21, 2001, I was on
the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan. From the window I noticed a bright,
white light low in the sky over New Jersey. I went to the rear deck of
the boat to get a better look. It appeared to be brighter than any planet
I've ever seen in the night sky, and too low on the horizon to be a planet
of such brightness. I got to the Manhattan side, and noticed the light
had moved north and was now somewhere near Newark. It then changed in color
to bright red, pulsed periodically, and moved Westward eventually fading.
I returned the next night, at the same time, to the same vantage point
at Battery Park. It was clear it was not any planet, as there was nothing
in that part of the sky and at the time and the weather was quite clear.
Thanks to MUFON WORLDWIDE UFO DATABASE http://www.mufon.com/
- VIRGINIA SILVER DISK
- HALIFAX --Tom Ginther, VA MUFON reports that Susann and
her engineer friend were driving back from getting hay for her horses on
January 21, 2001. They were driving south on Red Bank Road towards Virgilina
when they saw a silver disk shaped object moving north towards them. It
was approximately 5,000 feet high, they at first thought it may be a jet,
but there was no contrails, it was a clear blue sky day. They saw it moving
north for about three seconds then it Vanished it appeared to be moving
faster than a jet. They said if the sun would not have shined off of it
they would not have seen it. Thanks to Tom Ginther
- NORTH CAROLINA MYSTERIOUS BOOMING NOISES
- Bruce Maccabee writes, "I have comments on your
NORTH CAROLINA report in Filer's Files #5 regarding "the mysterious
booming noises that have shaken the Cape Fear coast from time to time returned
last week. The National Earthquake Information Center in Boulder, Colo.,
detected no major earth movement in the area. Modern theories include that
the booms are caused by jets breaking the sound barrier, the shifting of
the continental shelf, or a volume of air suddenly becoming hotter than
the air surrounding it and exploding like a balloon." I have difficulty
in imagining the third suggested explanation: air being heated rapidly
in some volume and then exploding. A shock wave or sonic boom requires
that at the source of the sound the air be traveling faster than the speed
of sound (shock wave means faster than low level sound). This requires
that a considerable amount of energy be placed into the air to make a volume
of it move rapidly. This can happen as a result of an explosion caused
by chemicals very suddenly getting hot and pushing the air away as gases
from the very rapidly burning chemicals, expand.
- However, for a volume of air to become suddenly hotter
than surrounding air, without the presence of a chemical (or nuclear) explosion
would be impossible except under certain conditions: a lightning bolt passes
through, creating a plasma which absorbs electrical energy and very rapidly
heats the air around it (creating thunder) or there is a sudden concentration
of electromagnetic radiation (light, "heat" rays, electromagnetic
radiation in any case) such as when a powerful laser beam is focused into
a small volume of air (causing heating by absorption of radiation by ions
in the air). Assuming the above suggested explanation was not intended
to mean thunder created by lightning, then very rapid heating of a small
volume of air through radiation absorption would be as close as possible
to the suggested explanation above: "a volume of air suddenly becoming
hotter than the air surrounding it and exploding like a balloon."
So far as I know this would be a non-natural occurrence (fortunately).
(I assume that the above explanation was not intended to refer to thunder
- Jon Persinger writes regarding this possible Seismic
activity: Hasn't this activity also been reported when the Aurora flies
over? It seems quite possible that classified hypersonic aircraft may be
causing this too. Thanks to Jon Persinger email@example.com
- SOUTH CAROLINA CIGAR SHAPED UFO
- ANDERSON -- Bruce Maccabee writes regarding the January
4, 2001, sighting of a white large object without wings moving very slowly
toward the northwest. The object was white, not a light, nor silver, nor
reflecting sunlight. It (SNIP) moving very slowly. Eventually it went behind
the view to the cirrus clouds. As a pilot I am familiar with judging altitude,
etc., and this was above 30,000 feet. The object was over an inch as measured
with my hand in front of my eyes. Maccabee writes: that an inch at 3 feet
arm's length corresponds (by similar triangles) to 10,000 inches at 30,000
feet. But 10,000 inches is about 830 feet. Evidently this was an object
of "some size"! Thanks to Dr. Bruce Maccabbee
- INDIANA FLYING TRIANGLE
- BLOOMINGTON -- I saw a very unusual dark aircraft on
my way home from work in the evening on January 4, 2001. From a distance,
driving east on Indiana 45, I saw a bright yellow light with a white light,
not as bright, next to it on the same craft hovering in the sky. There
were tiny red lights on top, none on the belly. As I rounded a bend between
Bloomington and New Unionville, Indiana I saw that the craft was about
50 feet above treetop and crossing the road right to left, directly overhead.
I pulled off to watch and noticed other vehicles behind me had also done
so. There was no noise - I rolled down my window to listen - nothing. As
the craft passed over my car, I got a good look at it against 'night sky
light pollution' from Bloomington - it was triangle-shaped, with a white
light in each of the three wing tips and appeared to be black in color.
A mile or so down the road, the snow looked blown across the road like
drifting. The rest of the roadway was clear. I thought copter at first,
until I saw the thing. Not like any I had ever seen. It seemed like when
motorists had pulled off to watch it flew away to the west. Thanks to MUFON
WORLDWIDE UFO DATABASE http://www.mufon.com/
- OHIO UFO SPOTTED FROM CONTINENTAL FLIGHT #1298
- CLEVELAND -- Michigan MUFON reports, "On January
27, 2001, a 60 yr. old retired firefighter, paramedic, fire inspector was
on Continental flight #1298 from Denver to Cleveland, talking to her seatmate
by the window. The pilot had just stated that we would be at our gate at
7:25 PM. As we looked out, my seatmate asked if she was looking at the
Lake Erie Shoreline less than 5 miles out on the lake. I responded, yes.
As we approached the shoreline at 7:15 PM. I remarked excitedly, "Oh
look, a falling star." My seatmate said, yes, it does look like one.
It was such a bright light with rays of light on the outside of the round
central portion of the light, or it might be a plane going down nearby.
I then said, it can't be, because it is going back up. It then went in
a perfectly straight line North, parallel to us, turned sharply upward
and disappeared. The speed with which this all happened was really surprising.
The man behind me said at the same time I did, No, it can't be a falling
star, because it made a sudden horseshoe turn upward for a couple hundred
feet, then abruptly made a sharp right hand turn, flew perfectly straight
for several hundred feet, made another sharp turn straight upward and promptly
disappeared. All three of us were totally baffled. We did not see a shape
or object, just a very large, very bright light. The woman beside me was
a 45 year old teacher from Denver. Thanks to Michigan MUFON.Todd Lemire
http://mimufon.org Michigan UFO CENTRAL
- OHIO TV DOCUMENTARY NOW SLATED FOR PRODUCTION Video production
is now underway for an important television documentary entitled "Flying
Saucer Crashes." Cincinnati-based Television producer Bob Leibold
of Natural Light Productions, working with researcher Kenny Young has compiled
a provocative database of UFO crash-cases that have been previously lost
to history. Leibold states: "This one-hour program will explore historical
cases of reported UFO crashes from the mid-to-late 1800s. While many have
heard of the alleged Roswell 1947 incident, very few are aware of similar
crashes before 1947, in some instances almost 100-years before. We are
going to explore these incredible events. Thanks to Kenny Young U F O R
e s e a r c h http://home.fuse.net/ufo
- ILLINOIS THREE FLYING TRIANGLES NEAR ROCKFORD
- MACHESNEY PARK -- On January 2, 2001, the witness reports
seeing three high intensity lights two miles away. They were too high to
be street lights and too low to be an airplane. A Flying Triangle was observed
with a white light on each point, with an elongated rectangle shaped red
light on the back center almost covering half of object. The object was
hovering over the area and moved slowly in a southeastern direction. I
was traveling in the same direction as the object and could see it was
dark in color, and the lights were intense. I turned west and traveled
about a mile and saw a #2 traveling in a southwestern direction with the
same intense lighting, at the same height in sky. I then turned north and
#3 came out above my sub division slowly and hovered over Machesney Mall
which was right next to me. I stopped and watched for a couple minutes
and proceeded around the corner to my home. Watching from my drive I could
see the object slowly moving south. All three objects looked identical,
but I could not see any detail on them. Their noise was like a loud steady
hum like from a huge electric motor. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
- Editor's Note: In January of 2000, several policeman
observed a Flying Triangle in Southern Illinois. A sighting of three Flying
Triangles is rather remarkable. They are described as the size of a 747
or larger than a football field. It would seem more likely that these are
secret craft than visitors from other worlds.
- ARKANSAS - FLYING TRIANGLE SHAPED CRAFT ON THE RIVER
- PONCA -- January 2, 2001, I was backpacking way down
in the Buffalo River basin with a friend, and we set up camp, and went
to sleep early. I woke up at about 11:00 PM to go the bathroom, and I witnessed
a very shocking sigh. A triangle shaped craft flew over about 500 feet
high with lights at the corners and a bright light shining from the center.
I estimated it to be about as large as a big jet airliner and the strange
thing was it was completely silent. The light in the center seemed to be
searching for something, and I screamed at it defiantly! It shined the
light on me, then suddenly went dark and bolted into the sky at an extremely
high rate of speed. I tried waking up my friend, but he didn't seem to
believe me. As I climbed back into my bag, the only comfort that I had
was that at least I wasn't alone in this valley, and we weren't alone in
the universe? Needless to say I didn't sleep and it has bothered me ever
since. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
- CALIFORNIA INVISIBLE AIRCRAFT CREATES VAPOR TRAIL
- RODEO -- On January 6, 2001, MUFON member Jim Filippi
reports, "I saw a vapor trail in the east as I have many times. This
time the trails appeared very high and were very visible, but I could not
see the plane. I watch these planes all the time and this time I just could
not see the plane at all. It was invisible. I called my girl friend out
to see if she could see the plane and she could not either. I got my binoculars
and still no plane, just the vapor trails coming from nothing visible.
The sky was very clear and bright 11:00 AM. Then as I was watching the
trails the jet suddenly appeared. It was a large 4 engine jet, clear as
a bell and off it went. Has anyone had any similar experiences or are we
just going crazy here. I am a helicopter pilot and know for a fact that
this was a very strange occurrence. Thanks to Jim Filippi firstname.lastname@example.org
- Editor's Note: Atmospheric conditions could have been
such as to obscure the view of the craft. Some military aircraft have camouflage
making them more difficult to see. We can speculate that this system may
include panels similar to computer monitors, the sky behind the craft is
video- taped and the computer monitor shows the same color as the sky,
making the craft virtually invisible
- UNITED KINGDOM UFO TALLY HITS 19
- THE DALES -- Over the last few months, "Mercury"
readers have reported seeing flying saucers, balls of fire and wedge-shaped
craft in the skies over the Dales and Peaks. A large triangular UFO was
seen January 17, 2001, by 44-year-old Anne Saunders who saw a spaceship
hovering over Crich." She said, 'I saw a massive triangle in the sky.
The retired local government official and her husband studied the craft
for three minutes." The triangle was full of pulsating colored lights
with a black center and made no noise." "Then the front-end bit
broke away, continued Mrs. Saunders, and flew across the sky at tremendous
speed. Another UFO shaped like a bowler hat was seen by two people hovering
over Curbar Gap near Calver. A 46-year-old Youlgrave man, said the object
was jet black and had a diameter of 100 feet. He and a friend saw the UFO
at sunset on January 6. It was 300 yards away from them and 1,000 feet
high. "We watched it for ten minutes, then it just disappeared into
thin air," he said. "It wasn't a normal aircraft -- there were
no wings or an obvious power source or jet stream. There were no lights
or portalls. It was huge. Last Friday, Bakewell woman Heather Shuttleworth
looked out of her car window over Beeley Moor at 5:40 AM. She and her husband
saw two bright lights and looked skywards through a pair of binoculars.
The lights were the shape of what flying saucers look like in documentaries.
Seventeen other sightings have been reported since September. Editor Andy
Darlington on (01629) 582432. Published: 31.1.01 (c) Wilfred Edmunds Newspapers
Thanks to Louise A. Lowry~http://www.worldofthestrange.com Para-Discuss@yahoogroups.com
- MARS PHOTOS HINT AT ARTIFICIALITY AND INTELLIGENCE
- Mac Tonnies reports preliminary analysis of Malin Space
Science Systems has once again provided us with a more detailed collection
of Mars Cydonia imagery. Though marred with several telltale black strips
indicating loss of spacecraft data, the new images are fascinating. The
Fort boasts a ruler-straight defile elevated on top of a sort of flat,
tapered mesa. This straight feature is either an unprecedented fluke of
geology or else the handiwork of intelligence. The mystifying lack of impact
ejecta should have reduced this feature to rubble. Instead, we see a precise
feature apparently undamaged by the adjacent meteor collision. Simply,
there is no known geomorphological mechanism that could have produced this
remarkable feature. The Cliff presents us with a uniquely demanding scientific
puzzle because it is architectural-looking and constitutes compelling evidence
in favor of the Artificiality Hypothesis.
- While only the extreme western portion of the Mar's Face
has been captured in the new image, the features thought to represent an
eye and pupil are clearly visible (though degraded, as expected). Mysterious
fine lines along the "headdress" are also visible, as are the
"lips" and "teardrop" identified on previous images.
The facial resemblance remains striking and consistent with claims of artificiality.
An image of the Face's eastern half, never photographed under ideal conditions,
is necessary to accurately assess the Face's bisymmetry. Meanwhile, the
available photographs imply artificiality: the Face looks like a massive,
windblown sculpture of a humanoid head, complete with enigmatic ornamentation.
Whether this uncanny resemblance is the result of spurious geometry or
conscious design remains unconfirmed. The Face's proximity to other anomalies,
such as the aforementioned Cliff, increase its chances of representing
what has long been suspected: hard evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.
Other anomalous features photographed include "Mound P" and its
attendant hexagonal formation and the "Egyptian" pyramid located
on the SW City landmass. Thanks to The Cydonian Imperative and Mac Tonnies
- COMMANDER BETHUNE'S PHOTOS OF UFOs
- Randy writes there is a debate over USN Commander (ret.)
Graham E. Bethune's images that can be seen on Filer's website. I sent
you detailed information last week, having personally observed a similar
craft from only a short distance in 1981, which had been extensively documented
by researchers going back at least ten years. Its fascinating to read the
disinformation being spread about them by supposedly dedicated "truth
seekers." Note that none of the critics have supplied any evidence
whatsoever to the contrary that they are not of a real UFO; nor will they
be ever able to. It is an instructive exercise in why so many eyewitnesses
such as myself stay clear of the limelight, and instead choose to operate
behind the scenes. Its a pit of vipers out there. Thankfully, I have Sgt.
Stone's corroboration. As I know Commander Bethune personally. He is an
elderly, dignified former Naval officer and Southern gentleman, as well
as a very nice man who doesn't deserve the malicious slander coming from
some sources. If it gets too out of control I'll have to seriously consider
wading in, either publicly or privately, in order to defend him. Thanks
- Editor's Note: I put Commander Bethune's photos on my
web site because they were very similar to a UFO I personally saw in November
of 1980, in Medford, New Jersey. They had spectacular lighting effects
that could not be duplicated by the normal lights I have seen anywhere
on stage or on aircraft. I'm quite aware that a mockup copy costing tens
of thousands of dollars was built to produce a Nashville Opreeland Stage
Show. Commander Bethune has spent a great deal of time getting the plans
and evaluating the tape. The confusion occurs because photos of the mock
up have surfaced. Commander Bethune's photos and the mockup photos are
very similar, but they do not appear to be the same object. With enough
money excellent photos of UFOs can be produced as we now regularly see
in the movies. Commander Bethune has repeatedly given me his word that
his photos taken by a close friend are real. I ask any of the doubters
to come up with photos any whereas good. Whenever excellent photos or videos
are released, certain groups often claim they are not real. These photos
were so spectacular that Commander Bethune wanted as many people as possible
to see them and put them in a booklet. The $10 cost barely covers printing
and mailing that I have provided to those who desired them. The validity
of the photographs is at this time an irresolvable issue because so far
the photographer refuses to come forward and allow a full investigation
and duplication of the event. Anyone who wishes their money back, please
return the booklet and I will happily refund their money. I'm aware of
many similar photos that are not released because of similar attacks. I
place the photos on my web site and offer them for sale so that those who
wish to study them may do so. Each person can make up their own mind whether
they believe the photos are real. I have spent months attempting to investigate
these photos and each step brings more questions. Probably an interesting
book could be written about these photos. I cannot prove these photos are
real nor can I prove they are not an unidentified flying object.
- (note: We alerted George to our examination of the photos
several years ago, which can be seen at http://www.sightings.com/ufo/hoax4photos.html
- George was kind enough to respond:
- Commander Bethune's Photos
- From George Filer
- Dear Jeff,
- I put Commander Bethune's photos on my web site because
they were very similar to a UFO I saw in November of 1980. They had spectacular
lighting effects that could not be duplicated by the normal lights I have
seen anywhere on stage or in aircraft. I'm quite aware that a mock-up copy
was built to produce at a Nashville Oprahland Stage Show costing thousands
of dollars. In fact, I have a copy of the video tape from the show. Commander
Bethune spent a great deal of time getting the plans and evaluating the
- The photos of the two UFOs are similar, but they do not
appear to be the same object. With enough money excellent photos of UFOs
can be produced as we now regularly see in the movies. Commander Bethune
has given me his word they are real. I ask any of the doubters to come
up with photos anywhere as good. When ever good photos or videos are released,
a great deal of time and effort is put into proving they are not real.
These photos were so spectacular that Commander Bethune put them in a booklet.
The $10 cost barely covers printing and mailing. Anyone who wishes their
money back, please return the booklet and I will happily refund their money.
- The validity of the photographs is at this time an irresolvable
issue because so far the photographer refuses to come forward and allow
a full investigation and duplication of the event. I'm aware of many similar
photos that are not bought forward because of the attacks by various investigators.
I provide various photos sent to me to bring them to the public's attention
so each person can make up their own mind. I have spent months attempting
to investigate these photos and each step brings more questions. Probably
an interesting book could be written about them.
- George Filer ]]]
- CD OF FILER'S FILES for the last four years 1997 through
2000 is available for $25.00. PHOTOGRAPH BOOKLET of some of the best UFO
photographs available and data on their propulsion systems by US Navy Commander
Graham Bethune. $10.00. Send check or money order to G. Filer 222 Jackson
Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Both the CD and booklet cost $30.00.
- NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE
- Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs
that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour
long tape of UFOs shot in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching
the shuttle broadcasts from space and is now an expert. Using Jeff's directions
you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals
and real UFOs. One segment has 24 UFOs watching the shuttle from space.
Send $25 to: Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011
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