- Dr. James E. McDonald, Professor of Atmospheric
physics, University of Arizona. 1967 stated in 1967. "I have absolutely
no idea where the UFO's come from or how they are operated, but after ten
years of research, I know they are something from outside our atmosphere."
- NEW HAMPSHIRE FIREBALL
- Greg St. Pierre reports January 10, 1999,
Sunday was a strange day for New Hampshire, my home state. At 5:50 a.m.,
a minor earthquake was felt in southern NH and northern Massachusetts,
measuring about 2.7. An aftershock of about the same magnitude occurred
at 10:20 a.m. Tremors are rare in these parts, two on the same day is unheard
of. Also, the following story appeared in the Mondayís edition of
Manchester's Union Leader by Derek Rose: 'Green flash' streaks through
central NH sky. Bill Slatton was driving home when he saw what looked to
be a green fireball streak across the night sky in Pittsfield yesterday.
"My God, this thing was as clear as day," he remembers thinking
to himself. "It was huge. It was right along side of us." His
fiancee, Kathy Bickford, saw it too. Police departments in Bow and Northfield
report sightings also, from callers describing a "green flash"
in the sky. Slatton said he and his fiancee saw the fireball for a few
seconds as they drove south on Route 28 in Pittsfield around 7:05 PM, yesterday.
He said it was like the fireball that crashes into the earth in a recent
Dunkin Donuts commercial. "It was descending almost like a plane descending.
It's hard to describe, it was just so awesome." James Ryan, a professor
of physics and space science at the University of New Hampshire, didn't
think the report was strange. "It could be a meteorite," he said.
"Estimates of how far away these things are very unreliable."
Thanks to Greg St. Pierre and John Thompson. StrmNut@aol.com.
- NEW JERSEY
- TETERBORO AIRPORT-- Ann Marie Fondaciaio's
reported to CAUS that her husband had two recent UFO sightings. He was
in the Special forces in Vietnam and has worked as a ground crew chief
for 32 years at the airport. He works with all kinds of private jets and
helicopters. His first experience occurred on December 15, 1998, at 5:30
AM at Teterboro Airport in Northern New Jersey. The corporate airport is
located about a five minute drive from the George Washington Bridge that
goes over the Hudson River into New York City.
- My husband left his line shack and looked
towards the George Washington Bridge. He saw a huge row of lights that
were stacked together in two rows as long as the bridge, flying very low
and slow. It was coming out of a cloud bank and made a long slow turn towards
the bridge. The size of it was as big as the whole span of the GWB. It
was huge. It's shape was a wedge with the corners rounded. You could feel
the ship move like a low grade vibration in the air, though it made no
sound. At this point another worker came up in back of my husband and said,
"Oh what is that?" My husband said "What ever it is it's
big" Now the ship started to head up the river towards the Tappenzee
Bridge. Then it went up into the clouds.
- As the object was leaving, my husband
heard a message in his ear. It was not like a thought. "The unsettling
? in the Middle East will end. The evil alchemist will die" Again
on December 31 at about 10:15 AM same airport. My husband was in the line
shack again when he saw something that caught his eye in the sky.
- He looked up and in the sky where there
were clouds, but in a small blue open patch of sky, he saw a glint of light.
It came from the Southeast, then turned to the northeast going towards
the George Washington Bridge. When he first saw it, it was moving against
air traffic and bobbing up and down going against the wind. When it banked
to the left and faced the sun, he could see the sun shine off the top.
When it banked the other way, the bottom was a dull Grey. The tower saw
it in their radar. The tower said it was moving erratically in altitude
between 8,000 and 10,000 feet. The tower radioed aircraft in the landing
pattern that they have an unidentified over the airport not responding
to any radio call. Divert from the left downwind pattern to a right downwind
pattern until we determine the unidentified intentions. The ship was 20-30
feet in diameter. About 16 people witnessed this including the tower people.
Thanks to Peter A. Gersten Dir. CAUS and http://caus.org and Ann Marie
- LAKE PARSIPPANY MYSTERY: "Something
plunged into Lake Parsippany on Christmas Eve December 24, 1998, breaking
a hole in the ice 75 feet across and blowing vegetation into the air."
"Gifts were delivered by morning, so it wasn't St. Nick buying the
farm. Nor were any meteor sightings reported, according to ION Weather
meteorologist Bill Cotter." The hole in the ice caught the attention
of Joe Strobel, who lives 150 feet away on a small island in the lake.
He told a friend about it on Christmas morning." "'They were
all ready to have me committed to Greystone the local mental health facility.'
said Strobel, a nine-year resident. "Then they came over and they
couldn't explain it. One guy lived here for 35 years and said he's never
seen anything like that.'" "The green vegetation was blown into
the air and fell in a circle on the surrounding ice, drawing a flock of
hungry Canada geese. A thin sheet of ice has since formed on the lake."
Parsippany, NJ is located about 20 northwest of New York City." (See
the Daily Record of Morris County, NJ for 12/29/98, by Erik Engquist. Thanks
to "Aiwass" and UFO Roundup Vol. 4, #2 January 11, 1999 Editor:
- I am E-mailing to ask if any one of you
had received reports or heard talk of UFO sightings in the Saginaw-Bay
area of Michigan on Christmas Eve. Also, the Macomb/St.Claire Counties
area northeast of Detroit on Christmas night. I had a sighting of an anomalous
orangish light on December 24, 1998. An odd unimpressive light flared on
and off low in the eastern sky. I received a sober-sounding message from
a person in Macomb County, Michigan concerning several lights in the southern
sky on Christmas night. The lights were apparently in sight by an entire
family for over two hours. The family seems to have a history of UFO sightings
as well as silent black helicopter sightings. It should be noted that Selfridge
ANGB near by. Let me know if you'd like more information. Jeff Westover
- CINCINNATI-- Channel-9 News WCPO reports
mysterious booms were heard in areas near Butler County by Laura Randall
on January 10, 1999. The situation involved explosive booms and thuds which
alarmed residents in parts of Fairfield, Ohio (18-miles north of Cincinnati).
An earlier newscast by WCPO reporters addressed the numerous phone calls
to police dispatch offices, stating that the disruptions had been attributed
to an underground phenomenon known as 'ice heaving' or 'frost cracking.'
This explanation was reportedly offered by persons at The National Weather
Service office, located in Wilmington, Ohio. Interestingly, WCPO News in
this later report informed that a local geologist, University of Cincinnati
Professor Dr. Kenneth Hinkle, refuted the 'frost-cracking' theory and informed
that such explanations were not workable in this instance. "In the
High Arctic, frost-cracking resembles a sharp snap similar to a rifle report,
which can be felt," Hinkle stated for the newscast. The National Weather
Service believed that a combination heavy rain and rapid freezing led to
the mysterious sounds heard by alarmed residents. Hinkle was curious, and
after conducting an investigation, added that frost-cracking was a most
unlikely explanation. Hinkle took a garden spade and put the frost-cracking
theory to the test, but found that the snow had insulated the top-soil
from the bitter cold. Hinkle demonstrated that the sub-surface conditions
were not condusive to frost-cracking. Thanks to Kenny Young TASK.
- Thanos Perros reports seeing a disk at
2:00 AM on January 1, 1999. The disc- shaped UFO landed and I ran inside
to get my camera it was gone. (708) 301-6787 12853 Parker Road, Lockport,
IL 60441. Editors Note: At this time he may have been celebrating New Year's
Eve, in any case his phone is now disconnected, so we are unable to verify.
- Warren Angel writes that on January 6,
1999, "My wife and I were driving in Anchorage toward the Chugiach
Mountain range and saw what appeared to be a large "plane" (for
lack of a better term) launch straight up and then level off at a high
rate of speed. Thinking it was just our eye playing tricks on us, we dismissed
it. Since it happened Wednesday afternoon several people in different parts
of town witnessed the same thing. The trail was immense. It almost reminded
us of watching a shuttle launch. Since the area it came out of is on military
property, we figured it's safe to say it's "one of ours".. As
I said, the trail was immense, like a shuttle launch. I kind of doubt it
was a UFO. However, it does suggest there might be other US space projects
going on around Arctic Valley. This thing was over 15 miles away and we
could make out the general shape. It was larger than a commercial airliner
at approximately the same distance. It was a silver, reflective triangle
in the same kind of shape as the new shuttle designs. It appeared that
the trail went from 2 streams to 4 as it hit an undeterminable altitude.
We watch the fighters out of Elmendorf all the time, this was not an F-15
or anything we've seen before. And obviously others felt the same (so far
the count is 8 spread throughout the city) as it caught their attentions
as well. Thanks to: Warren Angel firstname.lastname@example.org. Editors Note:
This description fits similar takeoffs of a powerful aircraft sometimes
called the Aurora.
- DUBLIN--The Boston Herald, January 11,
1999, by Jim Dee. Last year, 4,230,000 visitors descended on the Emerald
Isle - Land of a Thousand Welcomes - from the four corners of the Earth
to sample Ireland's legendary hospitality. Others - possibly from a galaxy
far, far, away hovered in the sky above without ever landing, according
to self-taught UFO expert Eamon Ansbro. A former engineer and meteorologist,
Ansbro, 48, has spent much of the past decade trying to perfect a system
of predicting when and where alien spacecraft will arrive. Ansbro is convinced
UFOs will be hovering above Dublin at 5 a.m. on January 30. And in February,
he promised, they'll return to one of their favorite haunts, the tiny town
of Boyle, County Rosscommon. It's "a UFO hotspot," he said. Ansbro
can't explain exactly why Ireland is a preferred extraterrestrial destination,
but says possible reasons range from the nation's political neutrality
to its Druidic past. After all, in a country renowned for its `Forty Shades
of Green' and a multitude of leprechauns, little green men from outer space
might fit in nicely. And then there's Irish hospitality. "The one
thing about the Irish is that they're open to the new," Ansbro said.
"Ireland isn't going to send up some fleet of F-16s and blast UFOs
out -- which has been done, apparently, by the Americans" in the 1950s.
Ansbro has frequently been profiled in Irish newspapers and featured on
British and Irish TV and Irish radio in the last year. He claimed he has
identified "an automated surveillance" of Earth, regularly conducted
by "a large craft, say at 80 to 90 thousand feet, that somehow is
camouflaged." The craft periodically ejects UFOs to orbit and scan
the Earth below, he believes. Ansbro thinks alien craft use Ireland's abundant
stone-age rock monuments, known as Megalithic tombs, as "vortexial
energy points" - navigational beacons - to maintain their bearings.
He produces a map outlining common alien touring routes around Earth. Eighty
percent of them pass over Megalithic tombs.
- GEORGIA HAINT'S INTRUDERS
- John Thompson writes: I was talking to
an ex-MUFON member in LaGrange today and he related an interesting account
of INTs to me. He said a dog was barking and jumping on a bed trying to
get at an "haint" and everybody in the witness's family was having
bad dreams of same type until they did some demon bashing with the help
of God. That was several months ago and the family he talked to say the
haints instantly disappeared; thus, confirming the Florida folks and what
my own limited investigations into this matter have shown. Over 90 percent
of this business is dimensional stuff and why there is never, never any
physical proof. I think despite all of the Air Force's critics, Project
Bluebook had it about right: 6-7% of UFOs are unexplainable. Actually looking
at their unsolvables, I think I could have solved some of them and this
would bring it down to 4 or-5 %. Thanks to John Thompson.
- THE SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE OF
UFOs AT CHRISTMAS
- Dana Schmidt, MUFON State Director writes
As to UFOs Suddenly Disappear, you do not state the necessary conclusion:
If misidentifications should also continue through the holidays but do
not, then the lack of ANY UFOs must be attributed to people being distracted
from "Looking to the skies," and NOT, that UFOs are on holiday.
Why aliens should care about our holidays is beyond me, just as much as
why anyone (and folks have suggested this to me) would think UFOs would
be more likely to be active at the turn of a century or millennium, as
if our calendar meant anything to anyone else but the Christian world.
As to the Iraq triangles noted in Desert Fox, I am surprised at your statement
without comment that the CNN reports infer that might have been a "holographic
projection" by our armed forces. Forget it -- that is science fiction,
and we need to label it as such. The art is not NEAR advanced enough to
do that. The last thing we need to do is encourage the skeptics to pounce
on ridiculous explanations. Never mind it was CNN who "inferred"
it. We need to call a spade a spade, or in this case, science fiction,
science fiction. Editor's Note: It is likely that we are launching some
type of decoy to draw antiaircraft fire. Lights or flares mounted on balloons
or unpiloted aircraft to explain the triangular aircraft observed over
- MAJESTIC 12 DOCUMENTS
- Dr. Richard F. Haines writes: "Having
looked at the publication still under investigation (headed by Dr. R. Wood
and his son Ryan), I am more and more coming to the conclusion (yet still
tentative) that these Majestic documents are authentic. Of course the burden
of proof lies with the debunkers, since the documents are claimed to be
authentic and not vice versa. I have seen almost no credible forensic work
to date published on the debunker's side of this matter. As you and others
have pointed out so clearly, the implications to our nation and the world
of these documents (if verified) are enormous indeed. It is more than curious
(and interesting) that they were leaked just before the new millennium!
Finally, you may like to know that my book "Close Encounters of the
Fifth Kind" (CE-5) has now been released by Sourcebooks, Inc., and
is available at all major bookstores. I attempted to analyze the data set
fairly rigorously and from the standpoint of seeking evidence for intelligence
behind the UFO phenomenon. Thanks to Dick Haines email@example.com
- NOSTRADAMOUS PREDICTS A KING
- Ufo Contat writes Nostradamus predicted
that in July of 1999, a King will come from the sky. "In the year
1999 and seven months, From the skies shall come an alarmingly powerful
king, To raise again the great King of the Jacquerie, Before and after,
Mars shall reign at will." The actual writing in French: "L'an
mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois, Du ciel viendra un grand Roy d'effayeur,
Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois, Avant apres, Mars regner par bon heur."
The commentary that accompanies my translation reads as follows: "A
tremendous world revolution is foretold to take place in the year 1999,
with a complete upheaval of existing social orders, preceded by World-Wide
wars. Nostradamus shows his mystic knowledge of the great secret of the
book of revelations and solves for us the identity of the "Beast of
the Apocalypse" and the time of his arrival which John of Patmos (Rev.
13:18) records "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count
the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number
is 666." By a simple reversal of the numbers and turning 999 upside
down we obtain 666. Also in agreement with the prophetic vision of H. G.
Wells and other gifted History and Science-Fiction writers, Nostradamus
actually ties in the date 1999 when "from the skies shall come an
invasion . . . and Mars shall reign at will." Time alone will tell
whether this is "War of the Worlds" is to be accepted literally
or metaphorically. Thanks to Ufo contact.
- TWO NEW PLANETS FOUND THAT
MAY HOST LIFE
- A star within the Big Dipper, 47 Ursae
Majoris is believed to host a planet a little larger than Earth. It could
have a warm and watery surface ideal for life based on its orbit around
the star. New planets are being found almost monthly based on new gravitational
measurements and characteristic wobbles of the stars. Another planet was
found orbiting the star 70 Virginis, in the Constellation Virgo. Unlike
Earth, many newly found planet orbit's are an elongated oval rather than
a near-perfect circle. Geoffrey Marcy of San Francisco State University
notes that nine of 17 extrasolar planets detected so far have such eccentric
orbits. The circular orbits exhibited by every planet in our solar system
may be more the exception than the rule, Marcy and his colleagues suggest
in a paper submitted to the Astrophysical Journal. ëLooking for Life.'
The gravitational effects of giant planets in elliptical orbits could sweep
aside smaller worlds, the researchers say. "This does represent a
bit of a wet blanket on the search for intelligence in the galaxy,"
Marcy said in Saturday's announcement. "The big bullies may wipe clean
the terrestrial planets in those planetary systems, rendering them void
of any Earth analogs." On the bright side, Marcy says only about 5
percent of the stars in the Milky Way appear to have close-in Jupiter-scale
planets. "What we're learning is that 95 percent of sunlike stars
don't have these wildly wacky Jupiter's in such close-in orbits, and I
would say that's quite good news for the SETI efforts." Thanks to
AP by Paul Recer.
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