Some Old, Some New;
Some Silver, Some Blue
George A. Filer <>
Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
MUFON Skywatch Investigations
Filer's Files #30

SHORT HILLS - Seedath writes did anyone hear about a strange object in the sky on July 23, 1999, at 8:35 to 8:37 PM in the northern part of the state? I had just left the Short Hill Mall on Route 24 heading eastbound. Three other individuals and myself saw a strange object in the sky. It was on the left hand side, above the trees. The object was oval in shape with the appearance of being crystal clear with lights all around it. I called 911, the local police precinct, the FBI and AFA. No one seem interested. I told them it was not a plane or helicopter. I was interested to know if anyone made a similar report of that area. Thanks to Seedath. Editors Note: There were no other reports on July 23 in New Jersey.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND - A young teenager whose father was in the military confronted an alien creature in the Edgewood Base Housing area in 1978. The witness went outside to take the trash out. Hiding behind the trash can was an unknown alien creature. The witness and the creature startled each other and the creature ran away. The creature had gray skin and large almond shaped eyes without lids, a small nose, a slit for a mouth and no ears. The creature stood about 4 feet tall and weighed about 30 pounds. The witness ran home in fright and stopped on the porch and saw a saucer shaped UFO take off rapidly with an orange glow to the east. Shortly there after the housing area was closed.
GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK - Jenny Herritt RN states, "I was out hiking one morning in early July, and found a large footprint in the muddy riverside. The footprint was about 18 inches long and had 4 toes. The width was at least 6 inches and probably more. . My normally friendly Golden Retriever became very anxious, and aggressive. He would growl and cling to my leg and have his tail tucked down. I called investigator Dave B. who found additional evidence. There was the leg of a killed deer, that was placed directly on our path. About a week later, I went hiking again and found another footprint evidence of a Bigfoot that I photographed. While I photographed the print, I heard the eerie scream that reminded me of howler monkeys I have heard in Belize, Central America. Thanks to LJenSilver.
GRIFFIN - A Griffin area couple reported to Carl Pruett that on July 16, 1999, they were out on their patio deck looking at the sky before retiring at about 11:00 PM. It was clear and warm, and as they looked at the stars, a large round ball of light streaked across the sky, appearing to be lower than the normal air traffic routes. It flew horizontally, and just seemed to "come on," then it "cut off". It appeared to come from the north toward Atlanta, flying south in the eastern sky. What made this event particularly strange is that about 2:00 AM, their 17 year old son arrived home from work (ROTC Cadet and 'A' student). He told them that while driving home, a blue tinted ball of light came down in front of his car. It hovered briefly, then shot back up into the sky at a different angle at a high rate of speed. The main witness in this case indicated that another person living in the same area had mentioned seeing a highly unusual ring of red lights hovering in the sky the same night. Griffin is 33 miles south of Atlanta and is the county seat of Spaulding County. Carl Pruett will continue with the investigation. Please take note of the 'Starshine Satellite' mentioned in last weeks Filer's Files. I've received a couple of calls recently describing the traditional 'light in the sky' sighting, if this satellite is for real, it could be the cause. Thanks to MUFONGA's State Director Tom Sheets. Editor's Note: Fireballs and meteorite dropping fireballs can not be observed all the way to impact with the ground? Fireballs are not generally visible below an altitude of 9 miles. Between 48,000 to 63,000 feet altitude the meteoroid remnants will decelerate to the point that the ablation process stops, and visible light is no longer generated. This occurs at a speed of about 2-4 km/sec, 4500 to 9000 mph.
BISBEE, AZ Scott Heckman writes, "I was with Mary Chestnut, Christine and Scott Luton when we saw a silvery saucer, wobbling as it hovered." We were in a mining district called Warren, at the Phelps-Dodge Mercantile Store on March 6, 1980. Northwest of us hovering over the mine tailings called "the # 7 dump" was this disc. I was driving the truck and immediately stopped in the middle of the street. We all jumped out of the truck leaving the doors wide open watching this craft. We gathered together and stood in the road watching this wondrous craft glinting in the light. I telepathically thought towards the craft, "I see you, show me that you know that I know." Immediately as I transmitted my thoughts the craft rose upon edge -- so we could all clearly see that this was a perfectly 'round' saucer shaped craft. The saucer then traveled the length of the Mule Mountain to the divide. We got in the truck and followed it the short distance to Bakerville, where we originally spotted the craft. We had a good view here, and as the saucer approached the Mule Mountain divide it again attained flat and level flight. It stopped and hovered wobbling over the divide. Scott telepathically asked for confirmation from the craft. The UFO responded immediately by rising up onto it's rim again as it flew south along the top of the ridge to the Mexican Border. Thanks to Scott Heckman. Editor's Note: Many report a telepathic link with the craft inferring they are manned by intelligent beings.
The first known crop formations in Canada for this year were reported to the main Circles Phenomenon Research (CPR)- office inVancouver, BC on July 25. Drew Gauley, the Ontario representative conducted an initial ground inspection. Two pictogram type formations close to Hagersville, Ontario were reported on July 22, by Clynt King, whose brother, Ken, owns the fields. Hagersville, Ontario #1 is a 300 feet long complex pictogram in wheat. It has circles, a rectangle, a semi-ring and other pathways along a main axis. It is similar to some of the more complex early 90s formations in England. Hagersville, Ontario #2 is a simple pictogram type formation, about 65 feet long in wheat. Two circles are connected by various straight and curved pathways. Photos and video were taken by the local TV news stations and will be available soon. Arrangements are being made to try and get sampling done for the BLT Research Team. Based on initial descriptions, the larger of the two formations may be the largest and most complex ever seen in Canada. Both formations contain elaborate layering patterns of the wheat in various directions up to four layers deep. Canada had fourteen crop circle reported in 1998. See ( Thanks to Paul Anderson
OSTEND - During the last two weeks I had two sightings of triangular shaped UFOs. Members of my family had another separate sighting. The first sighting was a really good one that happened on a Saturday (July 3, 1999?) My mother and sister were driving back from Ostend to Bruges. They were driving next to some fields when they saw two bright white lights in front of them. When they got closer they saw a triangular shaped craft next to the road hovering about 7 meters above a field. The distance from the car to the UFO was no more then 10 meters. They stopped to take a picture, but as my sister was about to photograph the UFO turned towards her and started to land! They were so scared they drove off in a panic just as it touched the ground. The UFO was silver/black with lights on each corner. In the center they saw a red pulsating light. On the back there was a huge tail looking thing. BRUGES -- This Saturday, my girlfriend and I were driving home when we also saw two bright white lights. I drove towards the lights and hanging in the air next to a hospital, I saw a triangular UFO! I stopped the car as the UFO started to move. It flew around and returned to same spot it was hovering in the beginning. I started the car and it started moving again and I lost track of it. The craft was very big but it made no noise. There has been allot of triangular UFO activity here lately. My girl friend made detailed drawings of the UFO. Thanks to: Gunther and John Hayes
"The NASA team just launched Chandra, the world's most powerful space telescope," NASA Administrator Dan Goldin said. "Today, we will have to turn it back on Washington to see what remains of the NASA budget." Last night, a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee passed a funding bill that cuts NASA's budget about 11 percent below the President's request for Fiscal Year 2000. "Year after year, NASA is touted for doing more and more with smaller budgets," said Goldin. "The NASA employees get up every day to achieve what most think is impossible and risen to the challenge of smaller budgets. And this is the reward the NASA team gets? Not only is this cut devastating to NASA's programs, it is a knife in the heart of employee morale. Goldin said. "NASA continues to deliver amazing scientific discoveries and reach new heights of exploration. To many Americans, NASA is a cornerstone of our national pride. But there is nothing to be proud of in this budget. "Over the past five years, NASA has restructured the Agency, done more with less, reduced government employees by one-third without forced layoffs, and still significantly increased productivity. Up until now, NASA has always stepped up to the budgetary challenge. This time the NASA team plans to fight. These cuts would gut space exploration. They may force the closure of one to three NASA centers with significant layoffs" said Goldin. The Administrator noted other implications for the budget as well: * For the past seven years, the NASA budget has declined and, because of inflation, the Agency's buying power is already down by one-third. While the subcommittee's cuts total $1.325 billion, if these figures are projected out five years, the cuts would total approximately $5.3 billion. As a result of the cuts, we would be forced to eat our seed corn, and would weaken America's technological and defense sectors. Perhaps most sadly, we will lose the opportunity to inspire a future generation of children." "I won't feel better until every nickel is restored," said Goldin. Editor's Note: Dan Goldin only has to hint to the press, what he tells friends privately, that UFOs are visiting the Earth to get more funds.
WASHINGTON - The House Appropriations Committee is angry that the Pentagon spent money on a black program that they believed was closed down. The Air Force indicated that they were under the impression the program had not been completely cancelled and it was a matter of misinterpretation. It is legal to switch funds between programs provided Congress is notified of the switch. The Air Force was also accused of taking money out of research funds to help finance a new $800 million 'Milstar' military communications satellite. A Milstar satellite was lost in space earlier this spring. The report accused the Pentagon and missile-defense officials of illegally financing a system known as the Medium Altitude Air Defense program. So far the system has cost a $100 million and has been a failure. The Pentagon apparently diverted funds to keep the program alive. The 'Star Wars' missile defense program could be useful in defending against UFOs. Editor's Note: The military is getting only a small share of the funds it needs to replace old equipment.
ARIZONA -- Linda Hilton wrote: "I just wanted to comment that I have been studying UFOs for many years because of a sighting I had in 1973. I saw what looked like a stealth back then. Underneath it had a blue glow with sparks coming out like one those small toys where sparks fly out. I ran to a neighbor's house who was working underneath his truck. By the time he reluctantly came out the UFO was gone. That's what first got me started in researching UFOs, doing reports in college and talking to dozens of people who have also seen UFOs. My father-in-law saw one on Tyler Lake, Texas in the 50s. He was on his boat when a bright multi colored light came toward him. He got scared and left. He is not one to lie or exaggerate. I personally have seen several UFOs this year. Some are silver discs and one was a tarnished gold crown hovering in the clouds. Thanks to Linda Hilton:
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