- CHILEAN TV STATION AIRS SATELLITE'S
- On Tuesday, January 26, 1999, TV viewers
in Chile were astonished when a Santiago station broadcasted satellite
video images of disc-shaped UFOs measuring hundreds of miles in diameter.
- The video images were aired by Television
de la Universidad Catolica (TV-UC) on Canal (Channel) 13. The video footage
was shot by Geostationary Orbital Environmental Satellite 8 (GOES-8) on
two separate occasions a few years ago.
- According to Chilean ufologist Luis Sanchez
Perry, the program "showed an infrared photo taken by GOES-8 on July
17, 1992, clearly showing a large disc-shaped object in outer space above
the Pacific Ocean in front of (just west of) the Chilean coast."
- According to Mario Vilches, the gigantic
saucer measured "400 kilometers (240 miles) in diameter."
- The July 1992 image was captured by Servicio
Aereo Fotometrico Ltda., an airmapping business in Santiago de Chile, the
- "The lines that can be seen in front
of the UFO belong to electromagnetic interference that came from the UFO,"
- At the time the image was taken, GOES-8
was in a geostationary orbit 21,600 miles (36,000 kilometers) above Earth.
The huge disc appears to be moving at the same orbital speed as the satellite,
approximately 6,696 miles per hour (10,713 kilometers per hour).
- "Three more images were taken at
10-minute intervals, and the UFO came through very clear," Sanchez
- The second GOES-8 video was shot on April
7, 1996. Although the image disappeared very quickly from the GOES website,
it was downloaded by Chile's Centro Meteorologico Regional de Antofagasta.
This image "shows the UFO over the Atlantic in front of (just east
of) the Brazilian coast."
- The GOES-8 video images were discussed
during the broadcast by two ufologists, Dr. Mario Dussuel of Comite de
Estudios de Fenomenos Aereos Anomalos (CEFAA) and Rodrigo Cuadra of Equipe
Superior de Investigacion Ovniologica (ESIO). CEFAA is Chile's official
national study group, composed of government agencies, local ufologists
and the Fuerza Aerea de Chile, FACH (Chilean Air Force--J.T.) (Muchas gracias
a Luis Sanchez Perry y Mario Vilches para esas noticias.)
- FLYING DISC PHOTOGRAPHED IN
- On Saturday afternoon, January 16, 1999,
people relaxing on the beach in Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand, were
startled by the cries of children, who were "pointing to the western
horizon" where "a UFO was enjoying itself."
- The UFO, described as "a large opaque
and shiny disc," zipped about in the blue sky over the Pacific Ocean
for several minutes.
- "One intrepid adult took a photograph
or two of the large opaque and shiny thing as it bounced, dived and then
proceeded north in a flat trajectory. Everyone is waiting to see how the
film comes out, which, considering the camera is not much more than a box
Brownie, will be an event in itself."
- Greymouth is on the South Island's western
shore about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Christchurch. (See the New
Zealand newspaper The Press for January 21, 1999, "Unusual sighting
at Greymouth." Many thanks to Errol Bruce-Knapp for forwarding this
- FLYING TRIANGLE SPOTTED NEAR
- A "flying triangle" UFO was
spotted last week by a local disc jockey, Peter H., at Broadgate, near
Preston, Lancashire, UK.
- According to Tim Matthews of the Lancashire
UFO Group, Peter H. "saw a triangle flying at low speed, approximately
30 knots, flying from left to right. This was certainly not a police helicopter...the
triangle was somewhat larger than the jet fighters seen often over the
area," and there was "a battery of red lights seen around its
- "As it passed by, entirely silently
and at a distance of about a quarter-mile, Peter noticed a bright light
evident on the right side approximately halfway down the leading edge.
This was almost an equilateral triangle--the triangle had a relatively
broad back and probably at a 75-degree sweep." (Many thanks to Tim
Matthews of LUFOG for this report.)
- WALK FARM MYSTERY HAS FELIXSTOWE
- Last week's strange doings at Walk Farm
in Levington, Suffolk, UK fueled rumors of a UFO crash or landing, visitations
by aliens and Men in Black (MIBs) setting up a secret base.
- "In what could be a case for Mulder
and Scully from the science fiction television series The X-Files, peculiar
sightings have been baffling bemused drivers as they drive along the Felixstowe
- "Just off the (motorway) A-14, grey
piles have appeared among the soil of Walk Farm, Levington."
- "Finally, toward the point, strange
squat shelters have taken their place among the paddocks. Motorists also
report seeing figures invading the farm, taking readings with some mysterious
- "Just what is going on?"
- "According to a neighbour, there
is a simple explanation for the grey X-piles. It is a sand of limestone
that is to be sewn into the garden to improve the soil."
- "But as for the mysterious men and
the squat buildings, the neighbour was clueless."
- "Our attempts (by the newspaper
The Evening Star--J.T.) to contact the landowner, believed to be a Mr.
Mayhew, have proven fruitless, further deepening the mysteries of Walk
Farm." (See The Evening Star of Ipswich, Suffolk for January 29, 1999.
Many thanks to Gerry Lovell of Far Shores for forwarding the newspaper
- BLUE FIREBALL LIGHTS UP CALIFORNIA
- "A small meteor streaked across
the sky this morning (Tuesday, February 2, 1999), startling people from
San Francisco to Las Vegas (Nev.) more than 400 miles (640 kilometers)
- "'It was bright and blue and really
fantastic,' one caller told San Francisco radio station KCBS."
- "Radio stations in several other
cities, including Santa Barbara and San Bernardino in southern California,
also had people calling in about the mysterious light."
- "People reported seeing it for about
five seconds, at 6 a.m." on February 2, 1999.
- "The object was probably a fireball,
or 'bolide' according to Jose Olivarez, director of Chabot Observatory
and Science Center in Oakland," California.
- ''From the description, I'd say it was
probably a small meteor that entered the atmosphere,' he said, 'It's not
unusual, but it was clear last night so a lot of people saw it.'"
- "Callers said the bright light zipped
across the sky, moving from east to west and vanishing over the horizon."
- "Sometimes missle launches have
been mistaken for meteors, but the (U.S.) Air Force said it had not launched
a missile from Vandenburg Air Force Base." (See the San Jose Mercury
for February 2, 1999. Many thanks to Arnold Veness for forwarding the newspaper
- SKY BOOMS IN OKLAHOMA AND
- On Tuesday, February 2, 1999, at 7:30
p.m., a "Mystery Boom, similar to what has been reported in other
areas" jolted the town of Elk City, located 100 miles (160 kilometers)
west of Oklahoma City.
- Ufologist Jim Hickman reported, "I
contacted the local police, and they reported multiple phone calls from
concerned citizens, all reporting windows being shaken and a loud booming
sound. I was monitoring the military aircraft (radio) channels at the time,
and I noticed no unusual activities."
- Earlier that day, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern
time, a similar boom was heard in and around the city of Morgantown, West
Virginia (population 25,879), located on Highways 7 and 19 approximately
155 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Charleston, the state capital.
- According to ufologist James Brown, the
boom "was heard in the Morgantown, W.V. area about 1:30 p.m. The emergency
center received several calls about it from Star City (population 1,251)"
on Highway 7about six miles (9 kilometers) west of Morgantown, "and
the Mileground area."
- "Local radio stations also received
calls from areas several miles from the city. A representative from WAJR
received calls from Brookhaven and Star City."
- "Several calls on the afternoon
talk show were about the boom. One caller described it as a blast and stated
it was heard in the Core and Westover (population 4,201) areas, as well.
It was also described as 'loud' in the Cassville area." (Westover
and Core are on Highway 7, respectively 3 and 11 miles west of Morgantown--J.T.)
- "One woman said it was definitely
not a blast, but a sonic boom," adding that she used to live near
an airport and heard then noise quite often.
- "A man 'heard it in the Point Marion
Road area and attributed it to a local stone quarry. In a telephone interview,
he commented that he felt the boom before he heard it." (Many thanks
to Jim Hickman of Skywatch International and James Brown and Stan Gordon
for these reports.)
- DR. HAWASS BRIEFS MORE ROYALTY
ON OSIRIS TOMB
- Dr. Zahi Hawass huddled with Sweden's
King Gustav and Queen Sylvia last week and gave both monarchs details of
his work on the newly-found tomb of Osiris.
- According to the Danish newspaper Elektra
Bladet, Dr. Hawass, Egypt's Undersecretary of State for the Giza Monuments,
met with "King Gustav, Queen Sylvia and 75 members of their family
and staff at the royal castle in Stockholm. On this occasion, he revealed
his most recent and secret finds in Giza."
- "'I have found a shaft going 29
meters (96 feet) vertically down into the ground, halfway between the Khefren
(Khafre) pyramid and the Sphinx. At the bottom, which was filled with water,
we found a burial chamber with four pillars. In the middle is a large granite
sarcophagus, which I expect to be the grave of Osiris,' (Egyptian god of
death) Zahi Hawass says."
- "After 11 years as manager of the
Giza area and the pyramids, he is one of the most well-known people in
- "'I have been digging in Egypt for
more than thirty years, and up to this date, this is the most exciting
discovery I have made,' says (Dr.) Hawass, who hasn't published his findings
in his country at all."
- "We found the shaft in November
(1998) and began pumping the water recently. So several years will pass
before we have finished investigating this find.'"
- "'But when your queen (Denmark's
Queen Margarethe two weeks ago) attended my lecture in Copenhagen and displayed
such an interest and knowledge regarding Egyptology, I took the opportunity
of initiating Her Majesty into the most recent find.'" (See Elektra
Bladet for January 31, 1999, "Sandpit of Royalty" by Dorte Quist.
Many thanks to Stig Agermose for forwarding this newspaper article.)
- (Editor's Comment: Finding the shaft
in November 1998 confirms a prophecy of American seer Edgar Cayce. In the
1930s, Cayce predicted that "a shaft leading to the Hall of Records
will be discovered in 1998." There may be more tunnels and passageways
under the Giza plateau still to be found.)
- GALILEO COMPLETES FINAL FLYBY
- On Sunday, January 31, 1999, the spacecraft
Galileo performed its third and closest flyby of Europa, an ice-covered
moon of Jupiter located 413,734,000 miles (661,974,400 kilometers) from
- Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
in Pasadena, California "reported that the Galileo spacecraft executed
a close flyby of Europa on Sunday, passing a scant 894 miles (1,417 kilometers)
above the surface of Jupiter's frozen moon. Early indications are that
the maneuver was a success, and all scientific data was stored on the spacecraft's
tape recorder for later playback."
- "This latest flyby is the last of
a series that began in late 1997 as part of the extended Galileo-Europa
Mission (GEM). Scientists are intrigued by Europa because of mounting evidence
that a liquid ocean exists beneath the frozen surface. Although the moon's
surface temperature is a chilly minus 260 degrees (below zero) Fahrenheit,
it's possible the warmth from a tidal tug of war between Jupiter and its
revolving moons could be keeping large parts of Europa's ocean liquid."
- Photos from the moon show that "one
area of Europa's southern hemisphere shows 'brown, linear ridges extending
across the surface.' These are "thought to be the remnants of cryo-volcanic
activity. Cryo- volcanoes (cold volcanoes) occur when liquid as partially
frozen water erupts onto the Europan surface, freezing instantly in the
extremely low temperatures so far from our own sun."
- "A geologically older, smoother
surface, bluish in color, underlies the ridge system. The blue surface
is composed of almost pure water ice," although there are "drab
brownish spots and ridges" in the area.
- Europa is 1,942 miles (3,126 kilometers)
in diameter and orbits Jupiter at a distance of 416,877 miles (670,900
kilometers). (Many thanks to Steve Wilson Sr. for this news story.)
- (Editor's Comment: The "brown spots"
may be sediments uplifted by the ice from Europa's ocean floor.)
- SPANISH UFOLOGISTS PLAN NATIONWIDE
- The ufological group Estudios de Enigmas
Extraterrestres (EDENEX) of Torremolinos, Spain is planning a wide-ranging
skywatch for the end of February.
- EDENEX members "will mobilize at
strategic points throughout the mountains of Malaga" to watch for
- Additional skywatches and followup conferences
are being planned for Seville and Granada during the summer of 1999. (Muchas
gracias a Pedro P. Canto para esa noticia.)
- ERROL BRUCE-KNAPP HOSTS RADIO
SHOW IN CANADA
- Canadian ufologist Errol Bruce-Knapp,
moderater of the highly-popular UFO Updates, is branching into radio. Bruce-Knapp
joins Scott Robbins and John Kares as hosts of the new talk show Strange
Days, Indeed on station CFRB in Toronto, Canada.
- Strange Days...Indeed is broadcast on
Sunday at the following times: 11 p.m. Eastern, 10 p.m. Central, 9 p.m.
Mountain, and 8 p.m. Pacific. CFRB broadcasts at 1010 AM and on the short
wave band at 6.070 SW. Roundup readers can listen to Errol's show on their
computer by accessing RealAudio which can be found at the website-- http://www.cfrb.com/cfrb.ram
- If you want to call in with UFO questions.
dial this number: 1-800-561-2372. Join Errol and his co-hosts as they discuss
the latest UFO sightings.
- From the UFO Files...
- 1965: ALIENS TRY TO ABDUCT
PEOPLE IN ARGENTINA
- Two of the strangest abduction attempts
on record occurred during February 1965 in the small town of Torrent in
- "One night in the first week of
February (1965), a man living at Torrent, near Santo Tome (in Corrientes
province, about 560 kilometers (350 miles) north- northeast of Buenos Aires--J.T.)
called his neighbours to come outside and observe five luminous objects
flying overhead. Then a transparent craft landed, and from it emerged five
- The aliens were described as "nearly
2 metres high (six feet, four inches), each having only one eye in the
centre of the forehead. On their heads were instruments giving off flashes
of different colors."
- According to witness Rodrigo de Riana,
"They entered a farmhouse and tried to sieze a man, but withdrew in
the face of the firm attitude of the villagers," reboarded their craft
"and flew away."
- "On February 6 (1965) however, they
returned and were seen by many people. Once again they tried to catch a
man and failed. He escaped and gave the alarm. The villagers turned out
in strength and fired their shotguns at the 'Martians,' seemingly with
- The second foray proving equally unsuccessful,
the aliens reboarded their craft and departed once more. They have not
been seen since. (See the book THE HUMANOIDS, editor Charles Bowen, Henry
Regnery Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1969, "The Humanoids in Latin America"
by Gordon Creighton, page 109.)
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