- BRITISH TV TEAM EXPOSES SECRET
- On Wednesday, January 6, 1999, British
TV viewers watching a segment on Nick McCamley's new book, SECRET UNDERGROUND
CITIES, were startled when host Peter Morgan and journalist Douglas Campbell
showed up on the doorstep of a secret NATO underground base in Wiltshire,
eight miles (13 kilometers) east of Bath. Morgan and Campbell discovered
the top-secret facility at Corsham, Wilts. The huge underground base,
known as the Corsham Computer Centre (CCC), costs billions of pounds sterling
and was reportedly constructed as a "black project" by the Ministry
of Defence (MoD) without the knowledge and approval of Parliament. The
facility is located at the end of Peel Circus, described as "an area
of clipped lawns and landscaping designed to look like a patch of suburbia."
According to Gerry Lovell of Far Shores, Morgan and Campbell "attempted
to make contact with a security building" at the bottom of a stairwell
that had been built right into the hill. "Almost stunned silence
greeted their opening question...namely that CCC was in fact the UK Government's
nuclear command center... The men at the other end replied only that the
location was a (Royal) Navy administration site and declined further comment."
During the Nineteenth Century, Corsham was the site of a stone quarry,
and there are said to be extensive tunnels in that section of Wiltshire.
One tunnel, Lovell added, links Corsham with the nearby village of Hawthorn,
also the site of RAF base at Rudloe Manor. (Editor's Note: Until recently,
Rudloe Manor was the headquarters of the RAF's Provost and Security Services,
claimed by some to be the kingdom's central UFO monitoring unit. Provost
and Security Services is now located at RAF Henlow.) The TV program also
revealed that NATO had built an underground facility similar to Corsham
on Mount Penteli in Greece, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Athens. (Many
thanks to Gerry Lovell of Far Shores for this report.) (Editor's Comment:
Corsham may be the UK's command center for Operation Abacus and the Y2K
- LAKE PARSIPPANY MYSTERY HAS
NEW JERSEY BAFFLED
- "Something plunged into Lake Parsippany
on Christmas Eve (Thursday, 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 and the reindeer 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 (a local mental health facility--J.T.),'
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, N.J. is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of
New York City." (See the Daily Record of Morris County, N.J. for December
29, 1998, "75-foot hole appears in Lake Parsippany" by Erik Engquist.
Many thanks to "Aiwass" for forwarding the newspaper article.)
- MYSTERY SPACECRAFT SEEN IN
- On Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at 3:10
p.m., Warren A. and his wife were driving on Tudor Avenue in Anchorage,
Alaska (population 226,338), heading towards the Chugiach Mountains, when
they spotted something very unusual 15 miles down the road. "My wife
and I saw what appeared to be a large 'plane' head straight up and then
level off at a high rate of speed," Warren reported, adding that they
"could make out its general shape (larger than a commercial airliner
at approximately the same distance), which was a silver reflective triangle.
It appeared that the (condensation) trail went from two streams to four
at an indeterminable altitude. We watch the fighters out of Elmendorf (air
force base--J.T.) all the time. This was like nothing we've ever seen
before." "This was no small aircraft. This was almost shuttle-sized.
And since we were heading straight towards it, we were able to make out
details more clearly," he added. Several other Anchorage residents
also witnessed the strange launch. A woman and her two daughters saw the
enigmatic craft from Aurora Village. "We watched the large smoke
trail in the sky and stared at the object until it was out of sight."
Two men driving on Minnesota Avenue saw it from the intersection at Huffman.
"We saw a large smoke trail and a shiny object. We thought it was
an ICBM." An elderly woman living on Muldoon Road happened to look
out her window at 3:10 p.m. "I saw it leave the ground," she
reported. Two teenagers walking home from Service High School on Abbott
Road said they saw "two shiny objects" which they described as
"saucer-shaped." (Email Interview)
- GLOWING UFO STARTLES WYOMING
- On Tuesday, December 29, 1998, Sami C.
was driving through Casper, Wyoming (population 46,742) when she saw a
strange light in the sky. The UFO, Sami reported, "approached from
the northwest. I would have to say it was 45 degrees" above the horizon.
"I could not see the shape. The light was too bright. It was totally
quiet. There was no sound at all around us." As Sami watched, the
luminous UFO "went up and down, then left and right, very fast-like.
I had it in sight for around 10 minutes. It departed to the southwest,
I think. All I can say is, it moved pretty fast." Sami added that
a woman in the car immediately behind hers also saw the light. Casper,
Wyo. is located 180 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of Cheyenne, the state
capital. (Email Interview)
- UFOs SIGHTED NEAR MT. HEALTHY,
- On Thursday, December 31, 1998, at 7:30
p.m., a woman decided to take her dog for a walk in a residential neighborhood
in Mt. Healthy, Ohio (population 7,580), a suburb located 13 miles (21
kilometers) north of Cincinnati. As she strolled along, the witness "reported
seeing a large stationary object with a 'very bright' steady white light
in what she said looked to be a circular pattern. As she watched, the
small white light detached itself and flew away" through a partly
cloudy sky. The following evening, Friday, January 1, 1999, at 5:45 p.m.,
"after exiting (Interstate Highway) I-275 onto Hamilton Avenue, Mr.
H. and his mother witnessed another unusual object in the sky near their
home. Mr. H described the object as three steady bright white lights in
a triangular formation with another light at the center. It appeared to
be stationary and about 500 feet in altitude." "'It was larger
than a plane,' Mr. H asserted. As they watched, the center light detached
itself and flew a short distance before the object disappeared behind some
trees. A small plane with a blinking red light had also been observed
above the object before they were all lost to view. Mr. H said that he
had the impression that the object was shaped somewhat like a B-1 bomber,
but he was unable to explain the light he saw 'drop off.'" (Many
thanks to Charles Stuart and Kenneth Young of Cincinnati UFO Research for
this news story.)
- UFOs SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE
ON AUSTRALIA SHORE
- On Thursday, December 31, 1998, at 11:30
p.m., residents of Narooma, a port city in New South Wales, Australia approximately
300 kilometers (180 miles) south of Sydney, watched a dazzling UFO display
in the night sky. Witnesses described "three yellow/orange very large
lights in triangular formation" moving through the sky south of Narooma.
"They appeared to be travelling slowly from west to east, or left
to right as they witnesses were looking south." "After five minutes
in formation, the middle light moved to the right and" between the
other two "so that they were all travelling in a horizontal line.
A minute or so later, the middle light dropped sharply and then radically
moved upward and downward. The left light slowly dropped and seemed gradually
to disappear...The lights seemed too large and close together to be an
aeroplane." On Saturday, January 2, 1999, at 8 p.m., "a bright
orange square or plug-shaped object with a shape tapering at each end"
was seen by residents of Portsea, Victoria, 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast
of Melbourne. "It was seen almost standing still in the sky for a
while. It appeared to be heading toward Port Phillip Bay." (Many
thanks to Ross Dowe of Australasian National Space Information Hotline
for these reports.)
- From the UFO Files...
- 1965: USO SPOTTED IN NEW ZEALAND
- Thirty-four years ago, on January 12,
1965, a DC-3 transport plane took off from Whenuapai, New Zealand for a
flight to Kaitaia. As the twin-engined propellor plane flew over Kaipara
Harbour, a broad estuary 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Auckland,
the pilot, Captain Kirkpatrick, spotted an unusual gleam in the water below--an
unidentified submerged object or USO. "He was about one-third of the
way across Kaipara Harbour when he saw what he at first believed to be
a stranded gray-white whale in an estuary." "As he veered his
DC-3 for a closer look at the object, it became evident to him that he
was observing a metallic structure of some sort." Captain Kirkpatrick
"noted that the thing was perfectly streamlined and symmetrical in
shape... had no external control surfaces or protrusions... appeared metallic
with the suggestion of a hatch on top...was resting on the bottom of the
estuary and headed toward the south as suggested by the streamlined shape...was
harbored in no more than 30 feet of water...was not shaped like a normal
submarine but approximately 100 feet in length with a diameter of 15 feet
at its widest part." After he filed his flight report, the Royal New
Zealand Navy told Captain Kirkpatrick "that it would have been impossible
for any known model of submarine to have been in that particular area,
due to the configuration of harbour and coastline." (See the New Zealand
magazine Spaceview, issue number 43 for 1965. See also ATLANTIS RISING
by Brad Steiger, Dell Books, New York, N.Y., 1973, page 99.)
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