- LYNDONVILLE: MUFON Vermont State Director
Thomas McFarland reports that there has been a series of Flying Triangle
sightings during August and September. Strange craft were seen almost nightly
flying over Vermont either east to west or from west to east. Apparently
two very short video segments were taken of the craft. They were shot with
a rather old (1988) video cam that requires 7 lux so the most we can establish
with the video is that the lights on the craft are exceptionally bright.
When I receive DK's report I will forward it as well. There were six witnesses
to one sighting. There has been a couple of other witnesses that have not
been interviewed yet. Some of the craft appeared to be diamond shaped.
Thanks to Thomas McFarland RR 2 Box 170C Lyndonville, VT 05851 firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEW JERSEY
- Brian Paul Calabrese writes that in the
fall of 1995, I was driving west bound on New Jersey Route 70, around 1:00
AM. I was driving when I noticed that the forest seemed to be on fire.
I looked in the direction of the light, and saw something coming down at
a reasonably slow pace. It was bright orange, almost like the color of
a campfire, and was lighting up the entire area. Realizing, this was a
UFO, I pulled over and got out of the car and watched it land. When it
got around twenty feet off the ground, the light changed to blue, and then
the light went out. I looked around for any ET's, then got in my car and
went home. I regret not having stayed. Thanks to Larry Clark, email@example.com
and Brian Paul Calabrese firstname.lastname@example.org. Editor's Note: We have
frequent reports of UFOs along this highway that happens to mark the southern
edge of the huge Fort Dix Army Base.
- John Thompson writes that he and several
others are investigating a September sighting where the two separate witnesses
have drawn pictures of a UFO. A LaGrange woman and her daughter moved to
Norcrosse just north of Atlanta and saw a UFO. They had also been witnesses
to UFOs in the past when they lived in La Grange about 60 miles to the
southwest. Both witnesses drew a sketch. I've compared the two witness
drawings. WOW! Pretty close match, I'd say. The witness' description of
shape as drawn is similar, but the drawings are slightly different in terms
of the angle of the "arms" of the boomerang. This could be a
simple result of the angle of viewing relative to the object's trajectory.
The UFO was generally level and flew directly away from their position.
This would make the shape logical for a boomerang-shaped object. The apparent
size was five inches at about 30 degrees above horizon. The craft was lost
behind some trees. The sighting occurred at 8:00 PM, the sky was dark,
and object was translucent, with "distorted" edges that distorted
stars but did not block them. The size and distance to the object was difficult
for the witness to estimate, but the overall impression was that it was
low, big, and not too distant. Thanks to MUFON investigators David Brown,
Jim Clifford, Ralph and John Thompson.
- AKRON: MUFON Photoanalyst Jeff Sainio
writes, "I am currently analyzing a very interesting video case, and
was wondering if anybody has investigated a case of a hovering inverted
Tupperware bowl with a lighted bottom rim July 11, 1998, over the Akron
area?" It was observed for ten minutes in a populated area, so there
is a good possibility of other witnesses." If any one has additional
evidence or knowledge of this case please contact Jeff. Thanks to: Jeff
Sainio email@example.com MUFON Staff Photoanalyst.
- LAKE ERIE: On October 12, 1998, three
UFOs were seen over Lake Erie. There is video footage available from Fox
News in Cleveland, Ohio. The footage was aired by its affiliate in Detroit
at 11:30 PM on 10/12/98. Apparently there were three glowing objects hovering
above the lake. Thanks to S. Rebant@kitchen0.homecom.com, 38388 St. Joe
Ave. Westland, MI 48186 and Larry Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
- TWO SIGHTINGS IN COLORADO
- DENVER: On September 3, 1998, in South
West Denver, Cherry Hills Village a UFO was sighted around 10:20 AM. It
was domed-shaped, a silver color with no lights, it did not make a sound
when it moved. It had a small "spike" coming out of the top,
and it hovered relatively close to the ground, maybe 200 feet. It left
so quickly, just sped up until I could not see it anymore. I could not
believe it. Their Phone Number: 303-773-3839, 2139 Franklin Street, Denver,
Colorado. Thanks to Bounty Hunter: email@example.com
- Michael Curta Colorado State MUFON director
states, "We will follow up on this as we had a couple of other sighting
in that same area." A couple of thoughts that pop to mind right off
the bat. Cherry Hills Village [CHV] is SE Denver and not SW. Their address
is no where near that area of the reported sighting. CHV is a heavily populated
area with million dollar plus homes. One would think that we would have
more reports if we had an object 200' feet off the ground in that area.
We'll check it out and let you all know. Thanks to John Thompson, ISUR
and Mike Curta.
- MINTURN: Robert Kelly-Goss reports: An
intense red light sitting in the sky suddenly bolted across the sky at
an incredible speed on October 8, 1998, at 9:30 PM. Shortly after, a jet
with flashing lights followed at a much lesser speed (but moving fast).
The red light stopped over Battle Mountain about 8 miles from my house.
It stayed there for about 30 seconds and then disappeared. Their Phone
Number: 970-827-9480, Address: PO Box 606 Minturn, CO 81645
- SANDY BEACH: An American just returned
from Mexico has suggested that there is a Mexican "Gulf Breeze."
While at "Sandy Beach" and "Rocky Point," 25 miles
from Puerto Vallarta, he and many others saw three anomalous lights for
nearly an hour. On September 26, 1998, between 9 and 10 PM local time,
three bright white lights were observed to linger one-third above the horizon
over the Pacific Ocean. The lights, except for a few brief seconds of flashing,
were otherwise non-blinking and stationary for nearly 35 minutes before
flying away. On leaving, they moved laterally with the Mexican coastline
and took about five minutes to move out of sight. Within a few minutes
the three lights "streaked" back to near where they had originally
be seen at and began lingering again. According to the a witness in one
of the American retirement communities there, the strange lights are seen
frequently in the summer months of the year. Frequency of sightings varies
from "4 to 6 times" in summer to only once or twice in the winter.
Local newspapers, he said, have done at least two articles on the lights
that no one can currently explain. A retired American college astronomer
who has often seen the lights, said they are not heavenly bodies or planes
and he is at a lost to explain what they are. The Mexican lights are capable
of great speeds and linger for long periods of time. The 9/26/98 lights
had an apparent size of slightly less than Jupiter. Thanks to John C. Thompson
Copyright, 1998, All rights reserved.
- UFO SEEN IN CENTRAL ITALY
- On Saturday evening, October 3, 1998,
a policeman in Rieti, a city in Italy's Lazio province, spotted a metallic
discoidal object. It had a diameter of five meters (16 feet) flying at
a low altitude over the valley of the River Tevere." Rieti is 100
kilometers (60 miles) north of Rome. The UFO descended to the river, "brushed
the top of the water," and took off in a southwesterly direction.
The object was later seen flying over the Ponte Marconi bridge in Rome.
(See the newspaper Il Giornale for October 4, 1998. Grazie a Simone Luccarini,
Massimiliano Teso e Edoardo Russo di Centro Italiano di Studi Ufologici
per questo rapporto.) Thanks to UFO Roundup #41, 10/11/98 Joe Trainor editor.
- PIGEONS AND DEER CONFUSED
- John Quinn writes, "Here where I
live in Northern California, in the past week an incredible number of wild
animals--mostly deer--have been killed on the areas roads and highways.
Obviously their survival instincts are not functioning at high level or
are being overridden. This could be because some other of the creatures'
fundamental connections or patterns are off-kilter, or perhaps some stronger
impulse emanating from HAARP operations, is causing these effects. My feeling
is that it may be related to some disruption of some very elemental, basic
instinctual connection the animals have with the earth, which could very
well be tied to magnetic and/or electromagnetic grid lines, patterns and
fields. Recently owners of pigeons in Pennsylvania have also complained
that their birds are confused and unable to find their way home. In fact,
some 2,400 homing pigeons disappeared during two long-distance races on
the same day, a nearly unheard-of loss in the little-known sport of pigeon
racing. About 1,800 pigeons vanished out of 2,000 competing in a 200-mile
race from Virginia to Allentown on October 12. And 600 out of 800 birds
were still missing from a separate 150-mile race from western PA to Philadelphia.
A 90 percent loss rate is very unusual and indicates some kind of interference
with the birds homing instincts. Thanks to Ron Hannivig, Simpson PA USA
- WORK CONTINUES ON GENERAL
RAMEY'S ROSWELL MESSAGE
- Ronald Regehr reports things move too
swiftly sometimes for me to keep up. As you might be aware, several of
us have deciphered much of the note General Ramey is holding in his hand
in the infamous "Ramey/DuBose" photo taken by James Bond Johnson
over 51 years ago. The "translation" was performed independently
at at least two locations and achieved an outstanding degree of correlation.
Each team member worked from a 16 x 20 print made from the original negatives
available from the UTA archives. The file from which I worked is a scanned
image of solely the message and is 821 megabytes (this from an approximate
1" x 3/8" image size!). Because of the differing image intensities
we were required to vary the brightness and contrast of different areas
of the image to best resolve the individual characters. Translation took
three to four hours. Several factors assisted us. First, it was a nonproportional
type, meaning each character and space occupied the same amount of space
(unlike today's ever-popular proportional type); Second, all the letters
are upper-case; third we had large-format images. Third, today's equipment
is sufficiently capable to enable us to perform this task. Bond and I presented
the preliminary results to an excited audience at MUFON Orange County's
monthly meeting. The highlight of the presentation was enabling the audience
to actually READ some elements of this hithertofore "hidden"
message. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that had Gen. Ramey read this
note BEFORE Johnson took his photos. We do have this vital clue to enable
us to solve one more element in the "Mystery of the Century"
The message, as best we can determine to date, is:
- Cradle Telephone or Liberty Bell Symbol
- [ Large Underlined Header ]
[Top Left ]
[ Official Crest ] handwritten numerals 15 33 time of receipt ? 1) .......................................................
AS THE ?? 2) ........ 4 HRS THE VICTIMS OF.THE.YOU FORWARDED TO THE 3)
...... AT FORT WORTH, TEX. 4) ...... THE "DISK" ? ...............................L.......AT
0984 ACKNOWLEDGES. 5) EMERGENCY POWERS ARE NEEDED SITE TWO S.W. MAGDALENA,
N.MEX 6) **D** SAFE TALK .....FOR MEANING OF STORY AND MISSION. 7) BALLOON
STORY. SHOW "STUFF" OF WEATHER BALLOONS SENT ON THE 8) **** AND
LAND L****VER CREWS. 9) [blank] 10) TEMPLE
- Editors Note: I have the large 16 x 20
photographs and writing can clearly be seen on the message. This interpretation
indicates the Army captured an unidentified disc in 1947.
- 35th NATIONAL UFO CONFERENCE
- The Thirty Fifth Annual National UFO
Conference will be held at the Days Inn in Bordentown, NJ on November 7
and 8. Jim Moseley the editor of Saucer Smear is the master of Ceremonies.
Speakers include Antonio Huneeus on UFOs in Chile, Karl Pflock on the Florida
Scout Master Case, Pat Marcattilio on the Physical evidence for UFOs, Peter
Jordan- Cattle Mutilations, Bob Durant- Roswell Yes, Tom Benson- One good
case is enough and George Hansen-Remote Viewing, Anna Hayes Voyagers, Richard
Sauder- Underground bases and tunnels, Rick Hilberg- UFOs the first three
decades, David Huggins-abductions, Curt Sutherly author of Strange Encounters.
The Days Inn is located on Route 206 just off exit 7 of the NJ Turnpike.
Many of these speakers are the best researchers in Ufology.
- MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS AT MUFON
CONFERENCE OCTOBER 17, 1998
- Bruce Widaman, MUFON State Director of
Missouri is hosting a regional U.F.O./I.A.C Conference on the known government
connections with Ufology. Scheduled speakers include: Stanton Friedman,
nuclear physicist and UFO researcher; Robert Swiatek, FUFOR; Chris O'Brien,
author; Lt. Col. Gerald Rowles MUFON State Director for Washington and
Major George Filer, MUFON Eastern Regional Director. The conference will
be held at the Comfort Inn, located at Page Avenue and Highway 270. The
conference will be hosted by Ted Phillips, Marvin Czarnik and Bruce Widaman.
This will be one of best conferences of the year.
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