- Last April's crop circle in the Jezreel
Valley has remained the country's top UFO story through the summer. It
is now accepted that the formation was, in fact, a landing site. This conclusion
has been reached by the shape and symmetry of the formation. Within the
site were seven indentations filled with a white powder and red oil. These
are now believed to have been landing pods of the craft. When I reported
the incident, I wrote that I had samples of the oil and powder collected
by Israel's most enthusiastic young ufologist, Gil Bar and promised to
supply samples to any lab willing to test them. The response to the appeal
was quite wonderful and Dr. W.C. Levengood, Dr. Nancy Talbott and Whitley
Streiber all arranged lab testing. When the results are in, within three
months, I will announce them. Until then, I have other results of laboratory
testing which are of great interest. In return for sending him the most
recent physical evidence of an Israeli UFO landing, Dr. Levengood supplied
the results of his tests of materials I collected and sent to him in 1995
for testing on behalf of the TV show Sightings. The tests, conducted by
Dr. Levengood at the Pinelandia Biophysical Lab and by John A. Burke at
the Am-Tech Laboratory are most enticing and are being publicly released
for the first time.
- The Kadima Circle
- UFO landings in the central Israeli town
of Kadima began in 1993 and were characterised by an abundance of silvery
shards within, tested in Israel and found to be a highly pure silicon;
and by grass swirled clockwise and imbued with a red oil tested locally
and found to be mostly iron but with a high level of liquid cadmium. Drs.
Levengood and Burke subjected the grass, metallic shards and oil to thorough
laboratory testing and, quoting directly from their reports, discovered
- Grass Formation- The grass was from 15-20
cm in height and the stems ranged from 1.5 to 2mm diameter. Control frass
was received from an area outside the formation. a. microscopic examination
revealed that the nodes apeared to be expanded and in some cases collapsed
inward even though the stems were still hydrated. This suggests a rather
prolonged localized heating at the node positions. b. one of those sub-apical
nodes contained an expulsion cavity typical of those found only within
crop formations in other countries. c. miscroscopic examination of the
parenchyma tissue within these expanded nodes disclosed the presence of
elongated cell wall pits with "stretch marks" - again confirming
the presence of energetic alterations similar to those observed within
many crop formations. d. the presence of twisted "nests" within
the formation indicates the presence of a high degree of turbulence within
the energy vortex.
- Silicon Crystals- Several fragments of
what appeared to be silicon were found at the center of the circle formation.
a. the energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) curve confirms the fact that
these crystals are pure silicon. b. it is interesting to note that there
are no "growth lines" as would normally be expected if these
crystals were thermochemically grown as a pure single crystal. Silicon
does not normally occur in this pure form. c. it is highly unusual to find
this type of material out in a field or pasture, since it is very expensive
- Red Material On Grass- Coating of a red
granular material on the stems and leaves of plants, termed "red hay"
by collectors. a. non-magnetic and does not appear to be pure iron oxide.
b. in some regions there is a smooth surface, as if the material had dried
from a volatile base such as paint. c. The EDS shows a high iron peak with
the presence of several elements.
- Among the elements identified are cadmium,
potassium, and aluminum. Drs. Levengood and Burke admit, in the case of
the oil, that "the elements in the EDS do not really confirm the origin
of this material." However, the results of the shard and grass testing
are most gratifying for Israeli ufology. The shards had previously been
tested by the National Geological Institute Laboratory in Israel and the
University of Manchester's Materials Science Laboratory in England and
found to be at least 99.35% pure silicon. Levengood and Burke confirm previous
testing results but add an important fact. Because a prankster was loose
in Kadima, many in the Israeli ufological community feared he planted the
silicon in the circles. Levengood and Burke prove that the type of silicon
found would be far too expensive to be spread about by a hoakster. They
next tested sand and soil gathered from the Shikmona Beach site, near the
northern coastal city of Haifa. In 1987, a UFO flashed a red light beam
and an image of the craft and its pilot was burnt into the sands below.
Levengood and Burke confirmed that a most mysterious incident had taken
- Soil Samples From Shikmona Beach- Samples
of a red clay collected on Sept.28, 1987. One sample collected from a dark
ovoid form in the soil and a control taken some distance away. a. the control
appeared to consist of normal soil particles from a red clay type soil
(fine particle structure). b. the formation sample consisted of very dark
red or almost black granular particles which appeared to be well mixed
with the clay soil. An odor similar to kersene was detected in the bag.
c. when attempting to take photomicrographs of the two soil samples for
comparative purposes the microscope light was positioned for reflective
illumination. During this set-up process the soil matrix of the formation
sample was observed to literally "melt down," that is it became
bubbly, and when the heat source (miscroscope light) was turned off the
"soil-liquid" hardened into a black mass of rounded particles.
d. thermal studies indicated that the soil "melting" temperature
was in the range of 50 C (around 120 degrees F). This indicates the presence
of a very low melting point hydrocarbon. e. in consultation with a Geophysicist
we were told that he was not aware of any material with these properties
existing in the natural environment. f. this very unusual, low melting
point material repeatedly re-solidifies into the black globular form, therefore
it was not in the liquid form when samples were originally taken.
- If one wishes to know how the Shikmona
Beach UFOs (there was a similar incident eight months later) "burnt"
their images onto the sands of Shikmona Beach, Levengood and Burke provide
the answer. The craft "painted" the sand with an unidentified
low melting black hydrocarbon. The laboratory analyses only confirm what
has been obvious to most Israeli ufologists; their incidents are amongst
the most unusual and believable anywhere. The Shikmona Beach and Kadima
incidents both passed muster after strict laboratory testing and must be
counted as amongst the best proved UFO encounters of the past two decades.
- For more information about Israeli UFO
incidents please visit http://members.tripod.com/~ufoisrael/