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Filer's Files
#25-1998
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
June 25, 1998

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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Senator Barry Goldwater, a retired Air Force Reserve Brigadier General and pilot with many decades of flying experience, recently passed away, but should not be forgotten. He is quoted as saying, "I certainly believe in aliens in space. They may not look like us, but I have very strong feelings that they have advanced beyond our mental capabilities." He said, he was refused permission to check the Air Force' files on UFOs. "I think some highly secret government UFO investigations are going on that we don't know about--and probably never will unless the Air Force discloses them." He said, that he put faith in the reports of the Air Force, Navy, and commercial pilots who reported instances where a UFO would fly near them--right off their plane's wing--and then just zoom away at incredible speeds. "I remember the case in Georgia in the 1950's of a National Guard plane going after a UFO and never returning. And I recall the case in Franklin, Kentucky, when four military planes investigated a UFO. One of them exploded in midair and no one knows why." Thanks to AGETI Archive editor 9A4AG.

NEW EYGPT, NEW JERSEY

Thursday night, July 19, 1998, a father was annoyed by the unusually loud noise of about eight helicopters flying low over the town rattling the windows of his home. New Egypt is only a few miles from McGuire Air Force Base where C-141s, four engine cargo aircraft, and KC-10 tankers regularly fly low over his home. Several neighbors came out to complain about very loud helicopter noise and their dishes shaking. He stayed out a few minutes with his dog trying to discern where the helicopters had gone, but none were visible. There was a low cloud layer so he thought they might be above the cloud layer. Three lights were moving back and forth for ten minutes, so he called his entire family out and the neighbors across the street to see the show. The lights It oscillated in the sky for several minutes. He stated it reminded him of spot lights being moved through the sky, but there were no light beams shooting up from the ground. The lights would dim and change colors. The lights were red to pink, blue, and white. It was the wildest thing he’s seen in his whole life. The lights were to the north of New Egypt away from the base. Several miles to the north, he noticed strange colored lights hovering in the sky, that he estimated at the size of a large house. There were three separate lights changing colors in the sky. They flew together and became one and then disappeared by shooting off to the west at incredible speed. Virtually, everyone heard the helicopters that this is the first time they have heard this late at night. Editor’s note: I called Mc Guire Public Affairs Office and they confirmed that there had been several reports of lights that shot off quickly, and that Air Force aircraft were not responsible.

Evelyn and Russell M. Galson report a sighting on Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at 7:20 PM on Hurfville Crosskeys Road in Turnersville, NJ. The weather was overcast and humid. Sunset was about 40 minutes away. Evelyn said, "As Russ and I went past a construction site I noticed an object just below tree level about 30 feet above the ground. The object was unusually white. At arm’s length it was two inches long. It was shaped like a thick boomerang and had one bright white light. It would actually be on the left of the object towards the end. The UFO’s wing span was about fifty feet long and eight feet thick. We couldn't pull over to observe the object because of traffic, so we went around to the Glassboro--Williamstown road. When we got to the other side, which didn't take us long, it was no longer there. Thanks to Evelyn Galson.

On Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in Paramus, NJ at 8:32 PM, Vinny Polise and another witness saw two black orbs or spheres traveling from south to north. The UFOs were both solid black or brown and were traveling at a slow rate of speed. They were high up in altitude. They were going in and out of the clouds. The first one appeared and move slowly, then the second was about two miles behind the first one and several minutes behind. Both UFOs moved at the same speed and same pattern of flight. Both objects were small and there were planes in the area, but neither paid attention to the other. Thanks to Vinny Polise, Ufocontat@aol.com.

FLORIDA

There was a sighting in the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area on Saturday night, June 20, 1998, around 9:30 PM according to Ray Pollock. It was a craft hovering over the parking lot of the new Wal-Mart on Highway 98, east of Gulf Breeze. There were 10 to 15 witnesses based on calls to the sheriff's office or Gulf Breeze Police. Attempts are being made to contact as many of these witnesses as possible. It is reported that lights from the parking lot actually illuminated a portion of the craft as well as its own lights. Channel 3, the local TV station reported the story, but there are no pictures as far as we know. Details are sketchy and when more is known it will be posted on the Gulf Breeze Website http://www.gulfbreezeufos.com Thanks to Ray Pollock UFOPOLLGB. Editor’s Note: John Thompson ISUR/MUFON checked with Manager Joe Shirley at the Wal-Mart who said he had heard that some Wal-Mart customers reported the sighting to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Department. His employees had not seen anything. Joe also talked to Captain Collier, who said that none of his deputies saw the UFO and that Public Affairs Officer was handling all inquiries. (850-983-1100).

MICHIGAN

Jeff Westover reports "UFO sightings are on the increase in Michigan's 'thumb- area,' seemingly centered on Marlette and Brown City." Last night's odd amber lights (common UFOs to this area) made another appearance. On June 17, 1998, high altitude star-like objects zigzagged across the sky and local residents heard "high pitched whirring" sounds as neighborhood animals became agitated. These are just the latest events in rural Sanilac, Tuscola, Lapeer, St. Clair and Huron counties (the 'thumb area'). This latest flap seems to have begun in late November 1997, when a Genesee County Deputy Sheriff drove under an unmoving and massive lit object on US-23 five miles south of Flint. He reported his sighting to Michigan MUFON. A few days later, December 1, 1997, a Marlette man watched a massive lit object hovering motionless above Peck, Michigan in southern Sanilac County. It vanished into thin air when two airplanes, possibly military approached it. On December 13, 1997, a southern Sanilac County Police Officer, along with his partner and an entire family, witnessed a UFO hovering over Brown City for upwards of an hour before it departed. Official police documents show this event as actually occurring. They further show Selfridge the Air National Guard in Mount Clemens, Michigan advising the police dispatcher "that it was probably a helicopter that was sighted and there was nothing much that could be done from that end." I've spoken to one of the two police officers and I can tell you that the sound of his voice alone told me that he was witness to something other than a helicopter. Two nights later, on December 15, 1997, a Marlette, Michigan woman watched a huge silent saucer, with round lights on the bottom of the craft. Each light was much larger than the full moon. It drifted slowly above her home. Thanks to Peter Gersten CAUS. and Jeff Westover.

OHIO CIGAR

On Monday, June 14, 1998, Steve Neeley reports three witnesses observed a very shiny cigar shaped UFO make a 90 degree turn at 8:15 to 8:30 PM. We were at the Marion Fish and Game Club when we noticed an object at an altitude of 3000 to 5000 feet. It was very shiny, which was strange as the sun was very low on the horizon. Kyle using his rifle scope (3 by 9) looked at the object and asked me to look using my scope. The object was cigar shaped very shiny metallic looking like a mirror. We estimate the size at 65 to 80 feet in length. We watched it travel north for about five minutes, when it then made a 90 degree turn to the east and moved away at a high rate of speed. The entire event lasted about 6 to 7 minutes. My son Doug also witnessed the craft. Thanks to Steven J. Neeley, Director Ohio Skywatch International http://www.geocities.com/soho/5782 stneeley@bright.net.

INDIANA

Kenny Young reports that on June 20, 1998, in Valparaiso, Mike C. his daughter 12, and her friend aged 13, observed two Unidentified Flying Objects between 12:00 and 12:30 a.m. CDT. The northwestern Indiana city of Valparaiso is 45-miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois. Both sightings lasted about five minutes. The objects appeared as 'star-like' lights without running lights. The first sighting was reportedly of one object moving quickly in a southerly direction before making an abrupt turn upwards or to the north, then vanishing from sight. The second sighting was made about ten minutes later. This sighting also involved an object that appeared as three star-like lights, flying line-abreast. The speed of the second object was faster than the first object. It was moving west before making an abrupt turn towards the south, finally disappearing. The E-mail correspondent stated: "My daughter is very intelligent, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and knows quite clearly what airplanes look like, both in daytime and night conditions. She has stated emphatically that these were NOT airplanes. "No sound was reported in conjunction with the sightings and no other witnesses have been located. Kenny Young-- UFO Research http://home.fuse.net/task

UFO SPOTTED OVER IN DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS

On Sunday, June 14, 1998, at 10 p.m., Susan G. was working at the computer at her home in Des Plaines, when she noticed a strange object beyond her window. Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb is famous as the home of the first McDonald’s Restaurant. "The UFO was moving from south to north," Susan reported. "I was facing east when I saw it between 30 to 50 degrees above the horizon." She described the UFO as a discoidal object with "multi-colored flashing and blinking lights around its edges." It was flying near Des Plaines River Road and Route 294, for about four seconds before it passed behind a building. It seemed to be round and flat, like a pancake with a dome in the middle. I was alone at the time, shutting down my computer. UFO Roundup Vol#3 25, June 21, 1998, Joseph Trainor editor.

ARE PLASMAS CAUSING UFO, CROP FORMATIONS AND ABDUCTION REPORTS?

Webster’s defines plasmas as high temperature ionized gases composed of electrons and positive ions in numbers that are electrically neutral. Confinement of plasma for thermonuclear reactions is achieved by magnetic fields. Let’s look at some apparent unrelated facts that start to build a hypothesis.
Eve Frances Lorgen writes: I have a question concerning the globe or orb shaped UFO seen in several locations near by air traffic areas. Has there been any air collision, or accidents in these vicinities where numbers of people died? Has any group of people who died from other reasons? Editor’s
Answer: These plasmas or orbs have been observed in close proximity to several airliners. Aircrews such as the Swiss Airlines 747 reported a near miss August 9, 1997. In years past, there have been unexplained accidents that may have involved these plasmas or UFOs hitting or coming too close to an aircraft. Aircraft instruments have been influenced and the high electrical or atmospheric forces generated by these plasmas could adversely effect an airliner.

Small orbs and plasmas have also been video taped within abductee’s bedrooms. These plasmas float around homes or cars, where no apparent high voltage electrical magnetic forces seem to exist. The plasmas often seem tied to microwave energy and may operate with an apparent intelligence. They may move closer, respond to blinking lights and the like. Some plasmas may be caused by the tremendous stresses within the Earth itself. Sometimes they are referred to as Earth Lights, and are often seen before and during earthquakes. The human mind and central nervous system are very susceptible to being adversely effected by these plasmas. We are just starting to understand some of the ramifications of electromagnetism on the body and our minds. The vital spark of life itself seems electromagnetic in nature. The Earth itself is a giant electrical dynamo and a good conductor of electricity surrounded by a good dielectric called our atmosphere. Higher up above our atmosphere is the ionosphere that is also a good conductor of electricity. One only has to watch an electrical storm to see the tremendous electrical power at work. It is know this power formed into lightning can kill or maim us. Our minds and bodies are finely tuned electrical systems. The currents flowing through our bodies are measured in nanoamperes and microvolts, and we can be disrupted by comparatively small amounts of the electrical energy around us. As you read this material thousands of small electrical currents are being switched off an on in your body and brain. Did you feel it? We are very susceptible to electropollution in the US due to our advanced industrialization and few laws. UFO sightings and abductions are particularly high in the US. I wonder if there is a connection? Almost anywhere there can be surprisingly strong electrical plasmas and microwaves that have been generated by storms, within the earth or from man made machines like radars and radios. These machines can cause illness such as Microwave Sickness whose symptoms are low blood pressure and slow pulse. The plasmas can take any shape or color. Our brains will attempt to make sense of any object in front of our eyes. We can interpret these electrical plasmas as lights, aliens, ghosts, craft or UFOs.

CROP CIRCLES AND DRAGONS

The United Kingdom’s Marlborough-Pewsey Gazette & Herald of June 4, 1998. The mystery continues into the formation of strange shapes imprinted on the countryside as more crop circles appear in the Marlborough area. Crop formations appeared on land at West Overton, Winterbourne Bassett and Lockeridge last week to the amazement of villagers, tourists and enthusiasts, but to the despair of farmers. Land owners at West Overton have put up signs asking crop circle viewers not to enter the fields and cause more damage than that done by the elusive forces. There is no definitive explanation for the formations that have become an annual addition to the summer landscape --and not only in Wiltshire. British fields hosted 250formations last year, 40 of them in Wiltshire. Germany, Italy and Israel have also had several this year. But Francis Blake, co-ordinator of the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group, says the latest formations at Lockeridge and West Overton could relate to the ancient belief in ley [earth energy] lines. She said the 200 foot formation at Lockeridge has been described by researchers as a dragon shape on lines also known as dragon energy. Mrs Blake says she cannot explain the formations, but their complexity convinces her they are not man made. "When they are small circles, badly made I am as cynical as the next person," she said. "But these are not just a five minute job. "She said a good bench mark was an experiment by the Soil Association to make a crop circle in 1993, which took nearly a month to plan and a day to make. The complex dragon and West Overton circles formations seem to have appeared overnight, with no reports of unusual activity in the area beforehand. Thanks to Gerry Lovell. Far Shores http://www.farshore.force9.co.uk.

Editors note: Recent sampling of the crop formation and soil samples indicate high Electro magnetic and microwave effects have occurred within these fields. One farmer in England who hired guards to watch his fields to prevent hoaxers from hurting his crops. While under guard, the crop formations developed in 30 seconds to a maximum of five minutes. Photographs of the fields often show cloudy white shapes, colored lights or other odd phenomenon. Certain fields with crop formations contain unusual semi-molten iron that may be related to meteor dust. Plasmas or strong electrical fields may be forming the crop formation designs about this iron like dust. The crop formations indicates uniform layered effects and constant forces are operating. The intricacies of the designs indicate an intelligence is at work. The plasmas themselves may posses a type of intelligence or the plasmas are being used by higher intelligence to form the intricate patterns. Silver fluorescence found on some abductees has also been present in the crop circles. Plasmas can be made in a laboratory using Tesla Coils. There are strong indications all these strange occurrences are tied together and represent forces we are only beginning to understand. Our computers operate with electricity a type of plasma. Much of our world would come to a stop without it. Are these plasmas trying to tell us something? Those crop formations look like communication to me.

SILVER FLOURESCENCE OR GLOW MARKS TIED TO ABDUCTIONS

Eve Frances Lorgen writes: "I know of another female abductee who has very odd foot problems. Both feet were terribly affected, cracking and oozing and having great difficulty healing. She thinks it's from some alien experiment or strange auto-immune disorder." Answer: I suggest she have her blood tested for abnormalities. There is evidence that Electro magnetic radiation can cause harmful effects on the body. If abductees are taken into space it's logical that they suffer the effects of space sickness. If plasmas are causing this they could suffer from the effects of plasmas. It is apparent an advanced technology will better understand how to use these plasmas.

Joel Carpenter writes, I just wanted to mention that ordinary "baby powder" fluoresces like crazy under black light. Before people start wondering if they were taken apart and stitched back together like Frankenstein by the Greys, maybe the investigator should ask them if they used Johnson's Baby Powder or similar, that day. Test samples of perfumes, skin cremes, ointments, antiperspirants. Many will glow.

In a side note, hypnotists often use a strobe light flashing at alpha-wave frequencies to ease a person into a trance. There is some research that once in this state of hypnosis the brain can receive telepathic signals. Theoretically, the person may read thoughts and be guided telepathically by the hypnotist. There is in effect a kind of mind control occurring without either the hypnotist or his subject being aware of it happening. One of the dangers of hypnotism is considered to be confabulation on the part of the subject. Now we can speculate that the hypnotist is actually putting thoughts into the head of their subject.

MOST UFO SIGHTINGS NEAR WATER

New York MUFON’s Larry Clark reports that he has plotted the location of UFO sightings throughout the country. It came about after reading a statement in J. Vallee that suggested sightings concentrations were in rural areas in the center of the U.S. That didn't seem right (or perhaps current) so I decided, since the UFOINFO reports were available, to plot two years worth using a large map of the U.S. and Canada. Using Tripmaker I located each place and put a yellow colored pin in for each sighting. Where there were numerous concurrent sightings, or many within a short time and area, I indicated it with a red pin. It certainly favored the general coastal areas and Great Lakes over the interior, except for SW Colorado, SW Ohio, and Phoenix. Of course this was an exploratory, and not a scientific project. The concentrations in SW Colorado and SW Ohio may simply be because there is better organization, monitoring, and reporting of sightings in those areas. Southwest Ohio and Kentucky were noted as a concentration area even in the fifties. The east-west coast concentrations may just be because of population density. Even so, I think this was a useful exercise, and the method would be sound if there were a way of getting all the reports for the area being monitored. And, if we were getting the total of reports in the New York area, I think it would be a useful task at a state or regional level. I have reviewed a huge number of published reports. I still think there is something to the large number of reports to UFOs near, entering, and exiting bodies of water. I heard recently there is increased sightings in the St. Lawrence river and Montreal area. Thanks to Larry Clark NY MUFON.

Editor’s Notes: Larry’s plotting agrees with my observations that most UFOs are seen near water. Ron Hannivig reports he has two credible, separate reports of UFOs diving into small lakes up in the Thompson/Ararat Township, Pennsylvania area back in the late 1970's. He also researched and documented a November 1974 incident in Carbondale, PA. I personally saw one come out of a small lake in 1980. Can plasmas operate under water? In past years, thousands of people visited Wanaque Reservoir in North Jersey to watch UFOs come in and out of the water. They had beautiful blinking spinning lights kind of like plasmas or UFOs.

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