- Professor Hermann Oberth, the German
rocket expert is considered to be one of the fathers of the space age.
In 1955, Dr. Von Braun invited him to the US to work at the Army Ballistic
Missile Agency and later NASA where he researched UFO propulsion. Oberth
- "It is my thesis that flying saucers
are real and that they are space ships from another solar system. I think
that they are possibly manned by intelligent observers who are members
of a race that may have been investigating our earth for centuries. I
think that they possibly have been sent out to conduct systematic, long
range investigations, first of men, animals, vegetation and more recently
of atomic centers, armaments and centers of armament production."
- "Flying Saucers Come From A Distant
World" -American Weekly, 10/24/54
- BRIDGEPORT -- Skywatch International
reports that on June 2, 1999, a large dark gray triangle was observed at
9:53 PM. A friend saw an object from his house 2 to 3 miles away. The
witness reports, "I was on the phone and saw a large gray triangle
object appear below cloud cover. When it first appeared the UFO displayed
two large white lights, that went dark and were replaced by three red lights
on its edges. One of the red lights had a flutter to it. The object the
size of a 747 aircraft. The rear of the triangle had one half a circle
area cut out of it. It moved from the northeast, and made an abrupt turn
to the East without making any noise. The object followed the power lines
in area for almost four minutes. While the object was visible the family
dog was agitated and barking. The weather was partly cloudy. The object
appeared solid and was as bright as a star. Thanks to Skywatch International
- CROMWELL -- On June 4, 1999, I was driving
east looking towards the rising sun at 5:30 AM. There was a huge brilliant
white object hovering in the sky. I normally turn off on a ramp that brings
me to Route 9 and north to Hartford, but I drove straight towards the object
and the center of Cromwell. At first I was sure it was the morning star,
but I knew the object was too large and bright for a star. I observed
it for a few minutes more and became bored. So I decided to leave, when
the object suddenly shot straight up and was gone. I was wondering if
anyone else saw it? This is the third time I have seen a craft like this
in the Middlesex, County area. Thanks to Dean Burgess email@example.com.
- NEW JERSEY DISC SIGHTED
- TRENTON -- Ron De Baecke called me to
report his sighting on June 7, 1999, of a huge disc shaped unidentified
flying object hovering in the sky. He is a retired Army aircraft mechanic
and has worked around aircraft most of his life. He and his wife Patricia
were driving north on Route 130 near Bordentown, when a shiny bright object
caught their attention in the clear blue sky at 7:30 PM. The object appeared
to be solid and manufactured with a shiny metal surface. There were no
lights visible on the craft. It was positioned roughly over Trenton, the
state capital. Ron estimated the disc to be the size of a football field.
Although, there was no other aircraft to help estimate the exact size
of the craft, both he and his wife felt the UFO was huge. They drove under
some trees along the highway and when they could view the open sky again
the craft had disappeared. It was just hovering and then it was gone.
Ron stated, "It was so big that others must have seen the craft,
this is why we decided to make the report." Until this sighting they
were not believers in UFOs. Thanks to Ron De Baecke.
- ELMER - On June 10, 1999, Linda Shirley
reports seeing a UFO or more specifically lights over South Jersey. I
thought at first I was seeing a very bright star in the late afternoon
at early dusk. Linda says she saw the lights for only twenty seconds,
they were hovering in the air. The lights were bright orange, round, and
very bright. Then from a dead stop it descended all the way to the ground,
at least it appeared to go to ground because I lost it behind the trees.
When it started a direct descent I knew it was not a star. This is the
first time I saw one in the daytime. Thanks to Linda Shirley of Elmer.
- WANAQUE RESERVOIR -- Jim Cleary of New
Jersey Sighting's Website has been investigating the recent action at the
Wanaque Reservoir. He interviewed Mike who has always been interested
in UFO's and stated, "What I've seen at the Reservoir at this point
could fill a 200 page notebook. One time I went with some friends, and
usually what we see is numerous lights just kind of sitting there in the
sky. They are just above the horizon, fading or intensifying in luminosity
and ever so slowly ascending or descending in position. But this time
the lights are all sitting there, and I noticed off to our left in the
sky is a light. I say to them "Hey check it out. There is one over
there, and it turned off." Then I look right and I saw the light,
but as I went to speak it shut off. So we were surrounded. That was interesting
that time! As I said before usually its just lights that sit above the
horizon and either fade in or out or go slowly up or down. If you are
not patient you can easily be bored, as my friends often do. Cleary asks,
"Would you characterize the lights you have seen mechanical craft
of some type or do you think the lights are some types of visible energy
phenomena caused by the Ramapoo fault?" Mike said, "There is
no way I could tell for sure if they are either craft or energy, but from
what I have observed it is my opinion that they are mechanical craft."
Cleary asks, "Wanaque has many legends of strange things going on.
Are you aware of any of them?" Mike stated, "DuPont has been
in Wanaque since at least the 60's. There were a lot of incredible UFO
sightings, including one where the UFO actually went into the Reservoir
and didn't come out for a week. The Governor went to the schools and held
town meetings saying that it was an asteroid. Thanks to Jim Cleary at
New Jersey Sightings:
- LAKE LEWISVILLE -- Amy Hebert reports
that on June 6, 1999, I was in my back yard helping my daughter check on
her turtle in our pond. I looked up to the west while talking with my
daughter and noticed three, large, bright white lights in a row (horizontal)
flying to the west at a steady speed at 1:10 PM. I assumed it was an airplane
but something seemed strange about the three white lights. I kept watching
it while talking to my daughter. Then suddenly three bright red lights
emerged from the left side of the three white lights and flew south faster
than an airplane would fly. The three bright white lights continued to
fly off to the west until I lost sight of it behind the trees. The first
object or the three white lights would have been over Lake Lewisville about
the time the three red lights emerged. The three white lights were very
bright and unusually big as were the three red lights that were a very,
very bright red. The lights were not flashing or strobing. The lights
were larger than a dime held at arm's length. Thanks to Amy Hebert: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NEW MEXICO IS INVESTIGATING
- QUESTA -- Brendan Smith writes, No one
is sure what killed a calf and two cows last month on the Tres Ritos Ranch,
but ranch manager Tom Reed definitely finds the deaths unusual. The last
cow was found dead May 23, 1999, in a pasture near where a dead calf and
a dead cow were found earlier in the month, Reed said. The last cow had
its udder cleanly cut off and a deep hole with smoothly cut edges gouged
into its neck. Each of the three animals had unexplained wounds and missing
body parts, Reed said. The 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office takes
cattle mutilations seriously, although no one has ever been charged with
the crime, Assistant District Attorney John Day said. Dozens of reported
cattle mutilations in northern New Mexico dating back to the 1970s have
spawned theories about aliens sent to Earth to slice up cows. Gabe Valdez,
a retired State Police officer who has investigated cattle mutilations
near Dulce, said he is working with the District Attorney's Office in investigating
the recent cattle deaths. Valdez is now a field investigator for the National
Institute for Discovery Science, a private organization that has volunteered
to pay for necropsies and lab tests on the dead cattle. The institute,
based in Las Vegas, Nev., researches cattle mutilations, UFOs and reported
encounters with aliens. Reed found the first dead cow on May 4 in a pasture
on the 3,200 acre Tres Ritos Ranch. The cow's right eye and right ear were
missing with a circular cut around the right ear extending down the neck,
Reed said. "There were no tracks where she was injured or hurting
and dragged herself around," Reed said, "She was just there."
The calf was found dead four days later in the same area. The calf's
right eye, tongue, and rump were missing and the genital area had been
cut open, Reed said. The New Mexico Livestock Board investigated about
30 cattle mutilations in northern New Mexico in 1993 and 1994. The Livestock
Board concluded most of the mutilations were not caused by predators or
scavengers, but there was "possible involvement of clandestine Satanic
groups." The institute has researched about a dozen unexplained cattle
deaths in New Mexico or Utah, over the past 3 years, Kelleher said. After
conducting necropsies and lab tests, some of those cattle deaths were determined
to be caused by infectious disease, accidental poisoning from insecticides,
or the work of predators or scavengers. "There are a small handful
of mysterious cases for which there are no logical explanations,"
Kelleher said. Albuquerque Journal, 6/9/99
- UNITED KINGDOM
- HOOTON -- John Hayes received this sighting
report. The witness stated, "I am from England and on the 2nd of
May this year, I saw a blue light above Hooton Leviet near Maltby near
Rotherham. It was about 1:00 AM and I was camping in Kings Wood near by
and it was just hovering above Hooton. There was no noise and then it
moved left and then right and then it was gone. Thanks to: John Hayes
- ROSTOV-NA-DONU The UFO looked at first
like Venus, but was much larger than any planet or star and it moves!"
A Russian girl has filmed a possible UFO on a camcorder and the film was
shown in a direct report to the Russian evening news ("RTV"-
Moskva "Russian TV" on June 2, 1999. According to a student
at Rostov-na-Donu University, the UFO had a bright spherical form and was
transforming in shape from time to time on the television monitored in
Lithuania. Zoomed in video of the UFO were shown on Russian television.
The announcer asked "Whether the UFO could be viewed at this time?"
The girl responded, "UFO is at its former place, I see it."
The mysterious has been observed by city inhabitants nightly for the last
three days. Thanks to Anatoly Kutovoy, email@example.com who translated
especially for Filer's Files.
- SHETLAND ISLANDS RADAR SEES
- RAF SAXA VORD -- A retired Royal Air
Force radar operator reports a strange UFO was captured on RAF radar in
the winter of 1964-1965. Dave Ledger of UFO Scotland reports that he recently
spoke (for the record) with an ex RAF member who was once based at the
northern most Early Warning Radar tracking station at RAF Saxa Vord. The
case was also documented by the Royal Air Force. Radar Operators observed
a stationary return on their "Type 84" early warning radar, that
gained their interest and curiosity. The flying object was observed sitting
motionless at a height of approximately 20,000 feet by a "Type 13"
radar height finder system. The radar return was a very strong signal
that showed up clearly on the radar as a "real structured object."
What caused immediate concern was that this particular object could not
be readily identified by the personnel on duty. This was during the "cold
war," so the personnel had to assume that this anomalous radar return
was an incoming hostile craft. It was now approaching the North coast
of Scotland from a northeasterly direction. There was no reply from the
IFF (identification friend or foe system) so the unknown was treated by
the on duty personnel as a hostile, possibly Russian. The unknown object
slowly continued to approach toward the Scottish coast. An QRA alert was
sent to the nearest interceptor base at RAF Leuchars in Fife. They scrambled
two English Electric Lightning fighter aircraft to intercept and identify
the incoming threat. The two Lightnings were vectored, via the ground
controllers, towards the incoming bogey. As they approached the unknown,
it became aware of the interceptors and climbed vertical, rapidly, directly
up and up until it was lost on the height finder radar at about 100,000
feet. The two radar operators just looked at each other, shook their heads
and said "NO!" It is a well-known fact that no known aircraft
on this planet at that time, had the capability of climbing to this altitude.
The anomaly was definitely exhibiting intelligent control and was in his
honest opinion: "Not one of ours!" These could have not been
erroneous ground returns as this incident took place over the North Sea.
The interceptors got nowhere near their targets but the whole incident
still remains unexplained. Thanks to Dave Ledger UFO Scotland. Editor's
Note: I had a similar intercept experience over England while flying for
the US Air Force. When we got close, a hovering UFO also climbed at an
- BBC News Online Science Editor, Dr. David
Whitehouse reports that: One of the most powerful searches for aliens in
space is about to begin from Australia. It will simultaneously listen to
58 million radio channels. "The instrument is one of the most powerful
in the world and it's going to sift the skies to look for artificial signatures
from other intelligent civilizations, should they exist," says Dr.
Frank Stootman, Chairman of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
Australia and Co-director of the Southern Serendip Project. "This
is a very significant experiment that will contribute to testing some important
scientific paradigms about the origin and development of self-conscious
life in the universe," he added. Right time, right place The search
for ET will use the Parkes telescope in New South Wales. The SETI Center
has increased the number of radio channels it can listen to simultaneously
from eight million to a staggering 58 million channels. Thanks to the
- 1952, AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE STUDY IS
- Joel Carpenter writes that USAF's Stefan
T. Possony was a visionary theoretician. He would propose a lot of ideas
for the sake of analysis. This didn't necessarily mean that because he
committed an idea to paper, he was advocating it. His Air Force Intelligence
Special Studies Group was organized to look at "out there" concepts.
The whole point was to consider ideas that other intelligence components
might think were unlikely, if they even looked at them at all. His hypothesis
about a possible relationship between UFOs and meteors was just a hypothesis,
and I don't think many scientists took it seriously. It's very clear from
Possony's other papers that what he really suspected was that UFOs were
Soviet secret weapons. I wouldn't get hung up on the statements about
cloud seeding, global warming, and UFOs being a possible threat. Possony
DID think UFOs were a possible threat - probably from the USSR. The following
Secret memo to the head of USAF Intelligence is revealing:
- SECRET: 1 August 1952 MEMORANDUM FOR
GENERAL SAMFORD SUBJECT: USAF Interest in Flying Saucers. At the risk
of boring you with a tedious subject, I want to submit a few ideas which
may be helpful in making a proper decision. What are the Flying Saucers?
It is a well-established heuristic principle that the unknown must be
made intelligible by referring to the known. If we ask the question: "What
known phenomena bear the greatest similarity to saucers?" The answer
seems to be that saucer behavior follows the pattern of electromagnetic
phenomena. Assuming for the time being, that the saucers are a natural
phenomenon of some electromagnetic kind, and accepting the fact that saucer
phenomena have occurred at infrequent intervals throughout history, we
should inquire as to the cause of the increased frequency of the occurrence.
(The increase is about 4000-fold from 19th-century reports, though elimination
from current sightings would tend to reduce this figure). Since the increase
in sightings started in 1946-7, it may be fruitful to tie the sightings
to events preceding them and of which there were no counterparts at earlier
periods. Prior to the upsurge in saucer sightings, the following new activities
took place: 1. The carrying of radioactive particles into the upper
atmosphere by means of atomic explosions and production; 2. The penetration
of the upper atmosphere by guided missiles, new types of balloons, and
perhaps aircraft; 3. The production of shock waves at higher altitude,
due to the breaching of the sound barrier; 4. The increased output in
radio and radar signals, including television; 5. The seeding of clouds
for purposes of weather control; 6. The great increase in commercial and
private flying. Moreover, the present era is characterized by a general
"warming up" of the climate in the northern hemisphere. Furthermore,
the solar system may be passing through an area in the universe where there
is a great deal of debris and where, therefore, an increase in the intensity
of the meteoric bombardment may be expected.
- It is probable that flying saucers are
not caused by any single one of these factors, but by a convergence of
causes. If the saucers are really electromagnetic phenomena, there is
a possibility that they are connected primarily with atomic activities,
and that they are caused by the encounter of radioactive particles and
small meteors. In other words, they may be ionized air brought about by
the entry of very small meteors into the atmosphere. During burn-up of
the meteor metal, the natural degree of ionization may be increased greatly
through available radioactive particles, with the possible result that
after the destruction of the metallic core, there would be a gaseous rotating
ion ball subject to movements in the atmosphere. This "interpretation"
occurred to me after an illuminating discussion with General Maxwell, and
I emphasize it merely to indicate what type of approach the Air Force should
take in tackling the phenomena. Incidentally, there was no temperature
inversion in Washington for a long time, and therefore, the mirage theory
does not explain the latest sightings. What is the Air Force interest?
1. The Air Force continuously will be "on the carpet" as
long as no satisfactory explanation can be given. Should the saucer activity
increase, pressure by the press and even Congress will be quite considerable.
2. We cannot yet rule out entirely that saucers do represent a threat.
3. If there is any validity to the assumption that the saucers are partly
the result of atomic activity, the phenomenon would tie in directly with
long range detection and if solved, might lead to an increase in our intelligence
capability... I suggest therefore, that before the ATIC program be undertaken,
a very small panel of scientists be brought together and be briefed on
the documentation which is in the files right now. Stefan T. Possony.
Thanks to Joel Carpenter for obtaining this previously classified Air
- July 2-4, 30th Annual MUFON 1999 International
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