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- SAKHAROV CLAIMS WE CAN INSTANTANEOUSLY CROSS SPACE
- As reported in the July 1999 issue of "Physics Today,"
two and a half months before his death, the world-renowned Russian physicist
Andrei Sakharov gave a speech in Lyons, France. Included in that speech
was the following: "We are looking into the fantastic possibility
that regions of space separated from each other by billions of light years
are, at the same time, connected to each other with the help of additional
parallel entrances, often called 'wormholes.' In other words, we do not
exclude the possibility of a miracle: the instantaneous crossing from one
region of space to another. The elapsed time would be so short that we
would appear in the new place quite unexpectedly, or, vice versa, someone
would suddenly appear next to us. I talk of such things in order to show
what kinds of questions are being raised and discussed at the cutting edge
- RON REGEHR CLAIMS UFOs VISIT EARTH
- Last week these files carried an article from the Skeptical
UFO Newsletter, written by Phillip J. Klass the retired Senior Aviation
Editor for the prestigious trade journal Aviation Week & Space Technology.
Ronald S. Regehr, Aerojet Senior Specifications Analyst (Ret.) responds
that Klass is incorrect in his recent summarization on the characteristics
of atmospheric attenuation as relates to remote sensing by U.S. "spy"
satellites. In the July 1999, edition of SUN Klass states the following:"
In reality, most of DSP's infrared sensors that look down from its 22,000
mile high altitude operate at a wavelength approximately 2.5 microns so
that the earth's atmosphere will heavily attenuate infrared energy emitted
by military aircraft (unless flying at very high altitude), forest fires,
electric power plants and other hot objects which would otherwise generate
thousands of false alarms. If/when ET craft visit Earth, if they use propulsion
systems which involve high temperatures, then they can be detected by DSP
satellites prior to descending to low altitudes where the atmosphere heavily
attenuates their infrared radiation. However, if ET craft use exotic propulsion
techniques, such as "Zero Point Energy," as Joe Firmage believes,
then they will NOT be detected by DSP's infrared sensors."
- Let,s examine Mr. Klass, statement, sentence by sentence.
" Since the DSP is one contiguous unit, all of the DSP infrared sensors
look down from geosynchronous orbit - approximately 22,300 miles. There
is no separate unit in any other orbit. "operate at a wavelength
approximately 2.5 microns" One can refer to almost any book on the
atmosphere and readily see there are several "gaps" in the atmospheric
transmissibility spectrum. These "gaps" are the ones used by
any and all devices that wish to view the Earth using the infrared portion
of the spectrum. "so that the earth's atmosphere will heavily attenuate
infrared energy" The reason we use specific wavelengths is to avoid
as much atmospheric attenuation as possible"precisely the opposite
of the claim made by Mr. Klass. "emitted by objects which would
otherwise generate thousands of false alarms." Mr. Klass has stated,
quite correctly, that false alarms are a potential problem. Further, in
the very early days of the DSP there were some false alarms that led to
"interesting" events. However, in order to assess low-intensity
targets, Aerojet designers strove (quite successfully, I might add) to
make the detectors as sensitive as possible, relying on the time/intensity
profiles of the targets to differentiate "real" targets from
- "If/when ET craft visit Earth, if they use propulsion
systems which involve high temperatures" I believe they not only have
visited Earth, they continue to do so. In addition, there is no requirement
for their "propulsion systems" to "involve" high temperatures.
Almost any source of moderately intense infrared (IR) energy is detectable
under proper viewing conditions. "they can be detected by DSP satellites
prior to descending to low altitudes where the atmosphere heavily attenuates
their infrared radiation." As noted earlier, the DSP does not rely
on the target being at high altitude; if so, it would have failed it,s
primary mission"the one for which it was ultimately designed"the
detection and reporting of missile launches! Launches occur at ground
level, not at "very high altitudes"! Klass errs in making a
basic assumption, and then carries it to an erroneous conclusion. Thanks
to Ron Roger. Editor's Note: I think the various governments should release
their data that UFOs, un-correlated targets, what ever they prefer to call
them are regularly entering our atmosphere.
- STAMFORD -- I've been wanting to see a UFO since 1950.
I've read most of the books on the subject and lately have been reading
your sightings reports. Contrary to Phillip Klass' theory that most people
see UFO's simply because "they want to" If that were that the
case, I would have seen thousands by now, and I haven't seen any, that
is until yesterday. I live in southwestern Connecticut. On July 11, 1999,
at about 6:00 PM, we were having a family cookout close to the shore of
Long Island Sound. I spotted a shiny object very high in the sky. At
first I thought it was a satellite, but then I noted that it was standing
still. It then moved upward and to my right. I brought it to my nephews
attention, pointed to the general direction and in a few seconds he saw
it. Then suddenly a second one appeared to the left and a bit lower to
the first one. They were quite small (about the size of the plastic pinhead
from a new shirt) but definitely solid metallic objects. They couldn't
be military aircraft since they left no vapor trail, and they stopped from
moment to moment. Suddenly the two craft disappeared and seven more just
as suddenly, appeared to the left of where the two were last seen. They
seemed in a "loose formation" not staying equidistant. But more
like a random pattern. We saw those for less than a minute and they also
suddenly disappeared! Needless to say that after nearly 50 years of skywatching,
I was quite excited at my first sighting. Were there any other reports
of this sighting? Thanks to Mel Rich at email@example.com.
- AREA 51 -- Norio Hayakawa captured a photo of a dark
UFO at Area 51 on June 6, 1999. Mitch Battros writes, "My good friend
Norio Hayakawa who is best known for disclosing Area 51 and bringing it
to the knowledge of the general public, has just sent in some fascinating
photos that he captured during this years 'Peoples Rally' at Area 51."
Norio states, it was actually captured by accident. Victor Camacho, a
Los Angeles Spanish radio talk-show host, was sitting at the Warning Sign
when Norio took the photo. The Final People's Rally will be held next
year, on June 5-6, the year 2000. www.eagle-net.org/groomwatch/" Groom
Lake/AREA 51: Secrecy & Controversy. GROOM LAKE -- Bob Collins received
an interesting letter from a retired officer. "Mr. Collins, I
understand you are interested in the Air Force's Investigation of UFOs.
I have read you web site and was very impressed with the postings. I
am a retired AF Major. I served from 1972 to 1994. My entire AF career
was spent in AF Intelligence. I served with the Air Force Scientific Advisory
Group, Groom Lake, NV, from June 75 to April 83 and from March 88 to October
94, my retirement date from the AF. I worked on numerous special projects.
All involved the reverse engineering of captured UFOs. Yes, I was intimately
involved in this operation. I worked with JAROD, EBE-2. We called him
the "Puppet Master." The most perfect non-human being in the
Universe. He actually had a good sense of humor. He could imitate anyone's
voice. I very clever creature. I worked on various other projects that
involved the collection of UFO related intelligence. I worked with a Special
Agent R. who was our counterintelligence agent who conducted operations
to prevent disclosure. He was briefed into the above Top Secret COSMIC-MAJIC
program called Majastic-12 in 1980. I wish I could go public because I
can prove that the UFO subject is real and to let you know you're on the
right track. Thanks to Robert Collins. Editor's Note: Similar letters
are circulated on the net, our big problem is to determine if they are
- BELA ISLAND -- On July 7, 1999, two UFOs were seen over
the Baleia Beach. The sighting occurred around 12:00 A M, and was seen
by three residents. They called the police but nothing was found. According
to the residents, the UFOs had a strange metallic yellow color and were
coming from the ocean, about 25 meters above the water. The objects stayed
static, hovering near the beach , emitting a soft sound for 10 minutes,
when suddenly they increased their speed and disappeared. They had no
wings. The shape was like a flat cigar 20 meters in length.
- JARDIM DAS PIRANHAS -- Thiago Ticchetti reports that:
The Diario de Natal Newspaper of July 6, 1999, indicated that a UFO was
filmed in Rio Grande do Norte. Amateur film producer Ricardo Rilley Oliveira,
32 years old, videotaped a strange object. His attention was attracted
when he left his house at 8:00 PM on July 5, by a craft. Later that night
he saw the phenomenon again. The object was the size of 20 stars. The
colors are visible in the tape and shine like a fluorescent light. The
UFO was blue at that time, and then became reddish." Ricardo Rilley
said, The object was shaped like a plate. The sighting lasted 10 minutes
and seemed to effect the camera's battery. On Sunday they filmed the object
again, but it was higher in the sky. Many other witnesses saw it. This
time the object reflected more shine that could be taped better. It was
a white orb and them became red, with a green circle around the hole, that
changed it's colors. Thanks to Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, Director of the
Publication Department and Specialized Translation http://www.ufomind.com/people/t/ticchetti/
"Diário do Grande ABC " Newspaper. (7/6 and7/8/99.
- RUMORS OF UFO LANDINGS ON AUGUST 2
- I don't normally carry this kind of story, but this one
claims they'll land on my birthday. British UFO Magazine web site claims,
John a London taxi driver phoned. He wanted to know if they had heard
a rumor that aliens may be about to land on 2nd August! John claimed that
he picked up some Microsoft executives to take them to the Dorchester Hotel
in London. He overheard the executives state, the United States had to
reveal all they knew about UFOs by 2nd August or there would be a mass
alien landing! A fanciful hoax? Thanks to UFO Magazine at http://www.ufomag.co.uk/page001.htm.
Editor's Note: Rumors from France claim that information from military
and gendarmerie is being released that indicate that aliens are landing
on Earth. Speaking of landings my son's first child was born on July 13th.
Her name is Alexandria Danielle Filer, who weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces.
- MY INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION
- Alien craft are penetrating our atmosphere on a regular
basis. Fortunately they do not generally cause major problems. On occasion
they may have sabotaged or accidentally interfered with nuclear ballistic
missile systems apparently to provide a warning to world governments.
For now they seem content in collecting intelligence information, watching,
and carrying out their other missions. Although these craft have been
visiting us for more than fifty years, perhaps for thousands, there are
few stories of hostile action. Even these hostile encounters seem to involve
actions of self protection. Their technology appears far superior to our
comparatively primitive weapons. Based on recent intelligence data from
C. Stevens we estimate numerous UFOs will be observed over South America,
particularly in Chile and Argentina. Sporadic reports will occur over
the Northern Hemisphere particularly Mexico and the Middle East. Numerous
videos will be taken of the objects. Venus is a brilliant "Evening
Star" low in the west at dusk with a magnitude -4.4. MARS with a
magnitude -0.3 shines orange in the southwest during the evening. The
significant videos will not be of planets, but of UFOs.
- COMET LEE MAY CAUSE EARTH TROUBLE
- VANCOUVER -- Scientists at the Millennium Group are worried
that Comet Lee, a wild card (non-periodic) comet first discovered by Australian
Steven Lee on April 16, 1999, may pass discomfortingly close to Earth sometime
starting in mid-August, 1999 and continuing through early 2000. At the
very least, they say, Comet Lee may cause solar explosions (CMEs) in our
solar system, earthquakes, and hurricane -- like weather on Earth. At
the worst, well, Shoemaker-Levy's comet fragments crashing into Jupiter
could be a pictorial warning for Earth if Comet Lee is captured in Earth
orbit. Millennium scientists claim Comet Lee's behavior is defying all
predictive models by NASA's and other's supercomputers. James B. Ervin
says, "The truth of the matter is that nobody can project its path.
I believe there is ample evidence to suggest that it will pass much closer
to Earth than originally anticipated. Thanks to Millennium Group at: http://www.millenngroup.com/repository/cometary/lee.htm
Editor's Note: My calculations are that Comet Lee will not strike Earth.
Don't be surprised to see meteors with long paths across the sky. We might
even get a few daylight fireballs.
- POSSIBLE MEXICO UFO CRASH?
- Larry W. Bryant Director of Governmental Affairs for
MUFON has written to Mexican, Ambassador Reyes-Heroles. Dear Sir: Word
has come to me of the surfacing of an official US document referring to
the rumored retrieval by US military authorities of a "flying saucer"
from its crash-landing site in December 1950 on Mexican soil across the
border from Del Rio, Texas.
- As I await receipt of the planned press release on this
development, it occurs to me that the Mexican government may wish to embark
upon an effort to reclaim this part of international history stolen from
Mexico by the opportunistic and deceptive US soldiers who chose to confiscate
the apparently extraterrestrial spacecraft without proper authority from
your central government. Accordingly, I suggest that you immediately contact
the US State Department with the request that it proceed with the prompt
return of the craft to Mexican custody, accompanied by an official US apology
for the improper confiscation. Should the US State Department deny your
request, I recommend that you file a formal complaint with the United Nations
World Court in The Hague. Concurrently, you may wish to convene a "truth
commission" in Mexico (patterned after the truth-commission process
being pursued in South Africa) to investigate and report upon the facts,
events, and principals associated with this international incident of official
deception and cover-up now nearing its 50th anniversary.
- The "Del Rio Case Truth Commission's" subpoena
power could help ferret out UFO-cover-up whistleblowers and produce further
documentary evidence from both sides of the border in this unfolding saga
of what occurred, and why, on Mexican soil so long ago. This renewed opportunity
for investigation and public disclosure comes at a time most apropos in
the history of UFO research, both in the United States and in Mexico.
For, right now, US citizens in at least 16 states are contemplating the
gathering of signatures for placing on their respective ballots a proclamation
calling for a full-scale congressional inquiry into the UFO cover-up.
Likewise, Mexican citizens' awareness of UFO reality has intensified during
the past few years of increased UFO activity in your country. I realize,
of course, that you might wish to predicate your response to this revelation
upon your receipt of the document in question. As soon as I receive a copy
of it, I shall forward it to whomever you designate as the appropriate
recipient in your embassy. Could you please have that person call me soon
at 703-931-3341 to coordinate this transmittal? Thank you for helping reopen,
reexamine, and resolve this historic case of international intrigue.
- A second letter has been sent stating: "I also ask
that you inform the ambassador of the following (formerly classified) excerpt
from a 1950 official US military document that surfaced in a recent examination
of UFO-related records maintained by the US National Archives that: "It
has recently been rumored that one of these so-called flying saucers crashed
in Mexico; however, the details are somewhat bizarre at this moment."
(written to an M.I.T. scientist by US Air Force Lt. Colonel Robert H. Blount,
chief of the Medical Research Division, Office of the Surgeon General,
Headquarters, USAF, the Pentagon.) Washington, DC. Thanks to Larry W.
Bryant MUFON. Editor's Note: This is one of the few documents over looked
in the sweep of military records mentioning a UFO crash.
- STRANGE SPIRITS IN PHOTOS
- My name is Matt Graham. A few weeks ago, a few of my
friends were over and we were swimming in our pool. Since we were having
a good time, we decided to take a few pictures. When we developed the
film, my mother and I were shocked. In a few of the pictures, we saw what
we took as a spirit of some sort hovering above my father and around my
friends in some other pictures. I'm going to send a copy of this picture.
I'm hoping that you can tell me what it is? Thanks to: Matt Graham.
Editor's Note: These orbs or spirits are becoming more common and may indicate
high electrical current as discussed next.
- IS ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY RELATED TO CROP
CIRCLES AND ORBS?
- GUNTERSVILLE, AL -- The International Conference on Atmospheric
Electricity is focused on researching the lightning circuit in thunder
storms. Atmospheric electricity is like a massive photographic flash.
An electrical charge is built up, a switch is closed, and electrons barge
across a gas, ionizing it and producing light. But a flash is a complete
circuit. In the case of the Earth, Conference Chairman Dr. Lothar Ruhnke
explained, the atmosphere completes the circuit. Thunderstorm charge generation
happens inside clouds. Current flows out of the tops of clouds -- blue
jets and red sprites may play a role -- and connects with the upper atmosphere
and the ionosphere. Ultimately, the current returns to Earth through the
clear atmosphere. Because it's diffused over most of the globe, it's also
quite weak at any given point. "All three values are very difficult
to measure," Ruhnke said. The current is 10-12 amps per square meter
-- "almost nothing." The field is about 100 volts per meter,
meaning that the electric potential increases by about 200 volts from the
ground to the top of a persons head. Finally, air is an excellent insulator,
so its conductivity is close to zero. Lightning appears to circle strongest
updrafts in a thunderstorm. The NASA Science web site indicates that,
"Fair weather' measurements are important to understanding thunderstorms,
lightning and atmospheric electricity. While experts advise you to stay
indoors to avoid lightning, few will tell you that you can't escape it
altogether. In fact you're soaking in the return path for all the thunderstorms
taking place across the world. Fortunately, the voltage is modest and
the current is almost nothing. "Fair weather electricity deals with
the electric field and the electrical current in the atmosphere, and the
conductivity of the air," explained Dr. Lothar Ruhnke of Airborne
Research Associates in Weston, Mass."
- The discovery of the fair weather circuit followed Ben
Franklin's demonstration that lightning is caused by electricity. Would-be
experimenters take heed: Old Ben was exceptionally lucky. Others replicating
his experiment have been killed, so don't try it. Later experimenters
showed that clear, calm air carries an electrical current which, it turns
out is the return path for the electrical display we know as lightning.
In effect, there is a fair weather "circuit," showing normal
potential between the ground and atmosphere. Lightning research at NASA/Marshall
and the Global Hydrology and Climate Center is finding large amounts of
electricity around us even during fair weather. Ruhnke said. Even though
you're standing in an electric field, your hair does not stand on end.
(If you were outdoors, and it did, it would mean you're about to be hit
by lightning, so tuck into a tight crouch right away.) Thanks to Dr. John
M. Horack, Director of Science Communications NASA/MSFC. Editor's Note:
The air and ground around us is charged with electricity and impressive
orbs and plasmas are being photographed by UFO researchers. It is possible
that the formation of a crop circles is tied to this lightning circuit
process. W. C. Levengood of Michigan hypothesizes that plants in some
sampled formations are affected by numerous spinning plasma vortexes that
contain microwave energies. Their research has also found meteorite dust
within the crop circles. My hypothesis is that meteorite dust may be the
catalyst to cause the lightning circuit's current to pass through the crops
in a particular area. UFOs may not be part of the process. However, persons
who have examined the UFOs claim they have put their arms into the sponge
like material and pulled out a dusty arm. A UFO traveling through space
would likely pick up the meteorite dust and deposit it when hovering over
the crops. Observations of the fields at night should determine if UFOs
participate in the process. The orbs and plasmas floating in various photographs
may be part of this electrical circuit. Orb photos can be seen through
the courtesy of Chuck Warren at the new NJ MUFON Website at: www.contrailconnection.com/njmufon.
- The Snyder Family invites people to join with them in
celebrating the life of Stephen L. Snyder at the South Jersey Regional
Airport. Steve was the Director of Air Victory Museum when he lost his
life recently while flying his F-86 jet aircraft. There will be a military
flyby, skydiving, missing man formation, paraplane, memorial skydive and
other events starting at 1:45 on July 23. Steve was the inventor of the
square parachute and many patents and a great guy. We are building a UFO
exhibit in the museum and need your help.
- TAPE OF EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE UFO ENCOUNTER
- Lunar Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell was at Edwards the
night the UFO chase occurred. The 6th person to walk on the moon said,
"The night it happened I investigated it myself and this was a real
event." Sam Sherman's audio documentary tape called THE EDWARDS AIR
FORCE BASE ENCOUNTER on the night of October 7, 1965, uses the actual voice
recordings provided by the Air Force. During this event 12 high tech luminous
UFOs invade secure air space and came down low over the runways at Edwards
AFB. Tower operator Sgt. Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the Air
Defense Command. Sgt. Sorrels is heard on the original tapes and in a
new segment where he verifies the event as it is heard on the archival
recordings. The UFOs are described and a decision is made to launch F-106
fighter interceptors. You are there in an important part of UFO history.
Hear it for yourself, its the best UFO tape ever made and its record of
a real event. The cost of the tape is $14.95 each plus $2.00 for shipping
-- total $16.95 -- you can send either a personal check or money order
to: Independent International Films, Box 565, Dept. GF, Old Bridge, New
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