Police Officer Sees Triangle
Up Close - Another Officer
Sees Diamond Light Group
George A. Filer <>
Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
MUFON Skywatch Investigations
Filer's Files #48 12-3-99

COLUMBUS, Ohio - On November 18, 1999, while on patrol in my police cruiser I noticed a dark object coming from the east at 1:50 AM. As it grew closer I noticed it was triangular in shape. It made a banking turn and continued north and out of sight. I am a police officer for a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. I had a ride-along passenger, who is a reserve officer for another agency in the area. We were attempting to find a dark area within the city to observe the Leonid Meteor Shower as it was a slow night. We stopped the cruiser, when I noticed an object coming from east to west just west of downtown Columbus. At first I assumed it was an airplane. I quickly realized this was not the case. It appeared similar in shape to an F-117 Stealth Fighter as it approached head-on. I say this because it seemed to have similar sharp angled features. After watching it for about 7 seconds I told my partner to get out of the car as I was doing the same. I pointed in it's direction and said "Do you see that thing?" He too spotted the object just before it began to make a slow right banking turn. As it turned, it showed it's underside that had some sort of distortion to it almost as if it were camouflaged.. It appeared to be an equalateral triangle shape. There were no flashing lights and absolutely no sound. It appeared to be relatively close to us. So I tried to shine my spotlight on it to light it up but it was too far away to be illuminated by it. We often have the police helicopter fly by and making a comparison the craft was much larger in size. After completing a 90 degree turn it leveled off and continued north. It was traveled slower than the helicopter. It just seemed to glide to the north as a stingray does through the ocean. I called another officer to meet me and we told him about the incident. I called the Port Columbus Airport Police and identified myself to them and asked if there was anyway they could find out if the tower had anything unidentified on their radar. The dispatcher advised me she'd been in touch with Tracon and they had nothing unusual on their radar in the time frame I'd reported. I have seen and F-117 fly and I know they are quite loud. It was close enough to us that we could distinctly see it's edges and shape although it was not self-illuminated. I am truly baffled by what we saw. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC
CHESHIRE -- Bruce Tilden sent this interesting report. An Adams, Massachusetts police officer reports that on November 18, 1999, he observed 4 circles of light high in the cloudy sky above his home in rural Cheshire. The equidistant spaced lights formed a diamond and would rotate clockwise one quarter of a turn, then come together into one light. A second later, they would separate into the original pattern, again rotate clockwise one quarter turn, close together and so on. When the lights were apart they covered a 3 to 4 inch area at arm's length, and could be covered by the palm of the witness's hand. This event lasted for more than an hour and was witnessed by the officer's daughter, son, and the son's friend. Although no light shaft was seen shining up from the ground, the witness "called around" to see if there was some sort of an opening celebration where spotlights were being used. The result of this query was negative, and he was certain that the lights did not originate from the ground. Thanks to Bruce Tilden MUFON Field Investigator/State Section Director.
RARITAN CENTER -- Reverend Damian Barna indicates that in using computer enhancement of his eight minute video tape, he has been able to see small balls of energy departing from one cylinder shaped UFO. The enhancement infers that the plasma energy balls are fired between the UFOs as if they were engaged in an aerial battle only fifteen miles from New York City. An apparently hostile UFO appears to shoot green plasma charges at other intruding objects. The craft could also be transferring the plasma energy from one object to another. The large cylinder shaped UFO is estimated to be at least a hundred feet long. During the filming the cylinder like cloud seems to morph or gradually move from one position to another. This may be part of a cloaking device. Thanks to Rev. Barna who is pastor of the New Freedom Church. Editor's Note: I have seen video of many cylinder shaped objects but never one that dissipates on the left (south) of the screen and rebuilds itself on the right (north) portion. It appears to teleport itself from one place to the other. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible and many significant religious writings predict a war between the forces of light and darkness. Reverend Barna appears to have captured on film amazing evidence of a pillar or cylinder cloud. The film is being copyrighted but individual frames can be seen on
SPRINGFIELD -- Ceryn L and wrote concerning last week's Filer's Files. "I just read with interest your November 17, 1999, UFO sighting report." Just wanted to add that I also saw the same formation at approximately 7:10 PM. I live just off the Huntington Metro stop south of Alexandria, VA on the hill overlooking the city with a clear view of the sky. I saw a triangular formation flying quite low out of the northwest toward the southeast though it looked more like a lead ship with two wingmen. My very first thought was my god, UFOs, followed by trying to rationalize that it was a plane coming into National Airport (but much too fast and it didn't turn for the approach) or a fighter headed for Andrews Air Force Base but still much too fast. It was gone in a blink and I did not see it again though I stood and searched the sky for some moments. Next day I read about the meteor shower and palmed it off as that, until I read your account. Weather balloons don't fly that fast, neither do commercial jets or even our fighters and it was totally silent. Thanks to Chuck Warren
TAMPA -- On December 2, 1999, I was interviewed on the Malcolm Hathorne show. A caller reported that on October 25, 1999, he was driving on Highway 301 towards the south when he saw a strange explosion in the sky that lasted for thirty seconds. The explosion occurred between 5:00 and 5:30 AM. Many people saw the object in the sky and phoned the Bruce Williams radio show. Thanks to Malcolm Hathorne
LA GRANGE -- On November 25, 1999, John Thompson my boy Corey says at 11:45 p.m last night he saw a spectacular meteor (I presume). It was travelling BELOW heavy cloud cover going to the northeast. He was laying on his back in our family room when he saw it outside behind our house to the northwest. The light covered 20 degrees of arc in one second and made no sound. It was a solid egg shape non-blinking yellowish white light with an apparent size of a quarter moon. Apparent speed was many times of an airliner and it seemed to be flying slightly upward. No trail or sparks were seen. I'm ruling out an airplane because of large apparent size, extreme speed and no sonic boom was heard. I would guess the cloud ceiling last night was below 20,000 feet. Thanks to John Thompson.
LIMA -- On November 21, 1999, the witnesses were driving northbound on I-75 towards Lima at mile marker 117, when they saw a sphere shaped craft moving slowly through a field. It was just east of the highway and low to ground in swirling fog. The craft was randomly shining a light onto the ground below it at 1:30 AM. The witness said, "We first noticed the object when we suddenly saw the ground beneath it light up." The witnesses pulled their car onto the shoulder of the road and stopped to observe the object. Although, there was no visible light source on the craft, the ground reflected off it's mirror like surface when the light was activated. It was difficult to estimate the exact distance to the craft, but it seemed fairly close. The craft was moving southbound very slowly. The light would activate randomly and had no particular pattern or color. The witness stated, "You could detect movement by the reflection off of the object while the light was on." When there was no light from the craft you could barely see it due to the fog. Only a faint outline of the top portion was visible. Traffic was sparse and other cars/trucks passed, but no one else stopped. After a few minutes the passenger rolled down his window. We could hear no sounds but could still see the object. It lit up the trees to the north of us and our parking area. The lights went off and the object left at a moderate speed north bound over the tree area it had just lit up. "The fog flowed around the craft as it moved and that was when we got a good look at it." There were no windows visible or lights on its smooth and shiny surface. The object then faded out of view.
Jim Hickman recently interviewed Emmy winner weatherman Gary England, inventor of the Doppler radar who is his 26th year as Chief Meteorologist at KWTV. On July 16, 1999, KWTV the CBS affiliate showed film of a UFO taken by their helicopter crew during the May 3, 1999, tornado. He calls it "The Unidentified Flying Thing" (UFT). Meteorologist Gary England stated that the film had been analyzed and the object was indeed unknown. There was other independent ground observation by two other witnesses. He is also recognized for his development of First Warning' and 'Storm Tracker' technology-- automated severe weather systems now in use nationwide. Jim Hickman said, "I think your May 3rd sighting is very important and needs to be fully investigated, especially since you have both the great video and two reputable eyewitnesses to back it up." Gary said: "Thanks Jim, as you are aware, a government employee captured a similar "unknown" object on still camera near Newcastle, Ok, also on May 3, 1999." Jim stated: "Yes, we have attempted to contact him. I have found similar objects in my research before, we have been calling them Roswell Rods for lack of a better name; as you know, they were first discovered in Roswell, New Mexico back in 1994. Gary: In fact, when we were showing our tornado video on the air, he is the one that spotted the "UFT". He came to our station and we went through the video and found the images he had seen at home on his television. Jim: It's strange that we are seeing so many unusual objects here in Oklahoma lately. I don't know if you remember the storm chaser video taken by Lan Lamphere in Loco, Oklahoma back a few years ago? I was one of the first investigators of that sighting. He had 3 videos taken of that object. He took one and several Oklahoma City news crews video-taped the others, including your station. NASA has studied the video and determined it to be an unknown object flying at 24,000 mph. Gary: Yes, and he had nothing but problems since too! He presented his May 3 case to scientists at Norman and they declined to investigate because "before research can begin, there must be a theory" and no one has any idea what the UFT is. Jim: Maybe we can get the scientific community interested if enough reputable people come forward and make reports of what they see. If only the scientists would work with us, we have theories, years of research, just no answers. Thanks to Jim Hickman, Aerial Phenomena Research Group - (Video is online at:


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