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Filer's Files
#4-2000
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
January 28, 2000

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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THE AWAKENING THAT LIFE IS FROM SPACE

Each day the earth is bombarded by space dust, spores, meteoroids, interplanetary particles, radiation, fireballs, bolids, meteors, and meteoroids. Some estimates indicate that most if not all of the water on Earth came from space. Periodically even large asteroids and comets find their way to Earth. Fortunately for us when a meteoroid strikes the Earth's atmosphere, it loses some or all of its mass by ablation, vaporization, sputtering and fragmentation. The fragmented pieces fall relatively gently to Earth. Recent studies indicate that bacteria and virus's may be able to survive this ride through space and through our atmosphere. Science has come a long way since the 1800s, when the French National Academy of Science conducted a study and concluded that the entire phenomenon was an optical illusion. Today about 500 reports a month are received indicating that Unidentified Flying Objects are in our skies. Most of these reports are from multiple witnesses and well educated people who use the Internet. According to Dr. Don Johnson of some 100,000 sightings in the UFOCAT Study the highest number of reports occur between 2 and 4:00 AM local time. This indicates UFOs operate when they are least likely to be seen by the public and appear to move with the various time zones. Additionally, our satellites are also regularly picking up unidentified objects that appear to be intelligently controlled.

Professor and Colonel Donald G. Carpenter's book, "Environmental Space Sciences" taught at the Air Force Academy appears to be correct when it states. "From available information, the UFO phenomenon may have been global in nature for almost 50,000 years." The book also discusses the scientific study of UFOs conducted by the Battelle Memorial Institute of 2,199 UFO reports. The results of the study show 434 or 19.7% were unknowns, 240 or 11% had insufficient information, 479 or 22% were astronomical, 813 or 37% were aircraft or balloons, while 233 or 10.6% were others. The of 664 'unknowns' and 'insufficient information' sightings add up to the startling conclusion that 30.6% of the sightings are likely to be UFOs. That is almost a third of UFO reports cannot be explained away even by a respected group of scientists and engineers at Battelle. Colonel Carpenter also writes, "An exciting discovery revealed that the better the quality of the report, the greater the probability that the report will be classified as an unknown." These finding agree with my own observation of Eastern MUFON investigations. I have found that sightings over an extended period of time by multiple and qualified witnesses were most likely to be confirmed as UFOs. The reports frequently state UFOs travel at fantastic speeds with unbelievable maneuverability. Their characteristics show an advanced technology unlikely to be ours. Although, these sightings may represent an unknown phenomenon, the evidence seems to point towards alien visitors.

If we are in fact being visited, the visitors come for a reason. Carl Sagan often noted one of the primary reasons to visit and spread life to Earth would be some form of missionary zeal. Many abductees report a kind of religious awakening after being in contact. Others speculate the aliens are here to farm for food, obtain water, refuel, and mine our minerals. Later in these files we discuss some theories of what might be happening based on the reports of brave people who have come forward with their stories. Each day you are bombarded with information, I caution the reader that we are all searching for the truth. I'm just one person attempting to analyze the data, so keep an open, but skeptical mind. What frightens me the most is that I receive communications from scientists who complain about the closed minds of their colleagues. Despite this there is an awakening taking place in France, Chile and all over the world, that we are not alone.

DNA MOLECULES MAY BE FROM SPACE

Francis Crick won the Nobel Prize for helping to discover 'the structure of DNA,' the master molecule of life. He now believes that the 'origin of life' was from space. He and Leslie Orgel of the Salk Institute may have also discovered the 'origin of all life' on Earth.' The two scientists theorize that life came from a distant planet, and was brought here aboard an ancient space ship or meteorite. Their theory is called "Directed Panspermia" and it may explain how life arose spontaneously on Earth. The scientist's point out virtually all-terrestrial life on Earth is based on a single type of genetic code. If creatures sprang to life in some great "primeval soup," as many biologists believe, it is surprising that organisms with many different kinds of genetic codes do not exist. Crick and Orgel feel that a single code seems to be entirely compatible with the theory that all life descended from a single instance of 'Directed Panspermia.' Its likely the building blocks of DNA could have formed in space providing a starter kit of genetic material for life to evolve rapidly on Earth.

The Darwinian theory has shown that there is change within a species, but it has been difficult to find much evidence that the various species slowly evolved from primitive life forms to eventually become Homo sapiens. There is obviously also the problem of how inanimate objects became alive. Crick and Orgel who have studied the building blocks of life note that the element molybdenum plays a key role in many enzymatic reactions that are important to life. Molybdenum is a very rare element on earth and seems unlikely to be part of a system that developed by chance here on Earth. The human DNA code is amazingly complex and is still being unraveled with some of the most powerful computers in the world working for years on the problem. It appears fairly obvious that life is likely to have developed first on another planet where molybdenum was plentiful. Molybdenum a lustrous brittle silver white metallic chemical element is used in alloys and points for spark plugs. The Atomic number is 42 and its symbol is MO. So even Nobel Prize winners are looking to space for the spark of life.

FLU VIRUS MAY BE FROM SPACE

New studies indicate that even, the flu virus may come from outer space. Additionally, the flu virus may have worse in store for us according to scientists who claim to have discovered an alarming explanation for the epidemic. Dismissing as dogma the conventional medical wisdom that flu is a virus passed by human contact, the distinguished astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle, and his colleague at Cardiff University, Chandra Wickramasinghe, warn that we may be on the brink of a global epidemic. In a report to be published in the journal "Current Science," they claim the outbreak was caused by dust deposited high in the atmosphere by passing comets being forced down to earth by energy generated by cooler patches on the sun's surface, known as sunspots. They reach the peak of their activity, the maximum, every 11 years, coinciding, the scientists say, with all major flu outbreaks since 1761, including the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic blamed for 20 million deaths worldwide. The latest cycle began to peak in September and its peak is due sometime this year. Thanks to Stuart Millar. http://www.newsunlimited.co.uk/Distribution/Redirect_Artifact/0,4678,0-124154,00.html.

NEW JERSEY DIGITAL PHOTO OF UFO?

JACKSON - Michael Rogalski writes, "Last weeks article about seeing a UFO on digital camera images taken at Great Adventure theme park may be significant." This could be a meaningful UFO sighting technique at hand. With the new digital cameras people are starting to use, there may be magnetic, thermal, or infra red influences in bandwidths that only video or still camera sensors are able to see. They may show up when people do not know they've taken a picture of a UFO. It is not a secret that some of the "night vision" camcorders companies are simply removing their infrared filter from in front of the standard solid state image sensors. They have always been sensitive to infra red, and it had to be filtered out. You can take a camera, remove the filter, blow out a match in the dark, and still videotape it's thermal signature. I just thought you'd like to know about this, and add it to you book of tricks in analyzing sightings. This could change the level of validation on some of these pictures. NOT seeing it, and taking a picture of it, could lend credibility to a sighting, especially when subjects do not know UFO's can be photographed under these conditions. Thanks to: Mike Rogalski drdisco@worldnet.att.net.

PENNSYLVANIA RECTANGULAR UFOs

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - On January 17, 2000, the witness reports, "I was visiting my mother. It was bitterly cold, 15 degrees Fahrenheit and very windy." At 6:02 PM, I went out back into her small yard to have a cigarette. About a minute or two passed when I saw movement in the sky. It was mostly dark with indirect distant light from further down the street. The sky was devoid of any clouds and the stars were visible. I looked up quickly and moved further into the yard to see better. I saw three rectangular objects moving in tandem. They were not like anything I ever saw in my entire lifetime. They were moving much faster than any commercial or military aircraft based on my estimate of their altitude. They glowed with a subtle consistent amber color. They were rectangular in shape but with smooth edges. I followed them without a blink for about 6 seconds before they flew out of view over the rooftop. When I first saw them they were in tandem, before they went out of view they were moving out of formation. I was stunned but excited. Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com

FLORIDA CYLINDER UFO INVESTIGATION

SOUTH PASEDENA --The witness called MUFON investigator Lorraine Gerber to report he had observed a cylindrical object on October 15, 1999. The witness was having lunch and relaxing watching birds in the sky at 1:00 PM. He saw a dark cylinder high in the sky at 70 degrees above the horizon and only a mile away. He got out of his car and walked to a clearing for a better view. The cylinder was dark in color and the bottom looked black with a rim around it. His radio started to make crackling sounds that seemed related to the sighting. He looked to the north and saw a second object following the first object. It was a Lenticular shaped disc that was dark gray in color moving north. As the UFOs disappeared a Stratus cloud beneath the craft appeared to be sucked up to the altitude of the UFO. The first object was the size of a pea at arm's length and it traveled three inches at arm's length. The disc was about the half the size of the cylinder and moved in an irregular pattern. He yelled at some painters to look at the objects, but they had not looked in the right spot. The witness had been sick with a migraine headache and nausea up until the sighting. Suddenly he felt much better and elated because of his sighting. The witness was in the military and he knows various aircraft. Personnel at Mac Dill Air Base were called and claimed they had no aircraft flying at the time. Thanks to MUFON State Section Director Elaine Gerber.

MARYLAND FLYING TRIANGLE

BELCAMP -- While viewing the lunar eclipse I saw a triangle of 11 small dim lights pass between me and the moon on January 20, 2000. The formation traveled to the southeast at a high altitude until it passed from my sight at 11:57 PM. I can say it was higher than the average air traffic, which I witness on a daily basis.

I was observing the lunar eclipse on 1/20/00 at 11:10 PM. I witnessed a triangular formation of lights in the sky that passed between the moon and me. There were eleven lights in the formation of an equilateral triangle. The triangle shaped formation of lights did not vary in shape at all. The intensity of the light also remained constant, about that of a dim star, but varied in color from amber to faint red. They traveled from northwest to southeast over the Belcam. Thanks to National UFO Reporting Center. http://www.ufocenter.com.

VIRGINIA DISC HOVERS OVER WITNESSES

RICHMOND -- Thanks for posting our last UFO disc sighting report in your Filers Files #03. However, the sighting actually occurred on 2/10/99 not 10/2/99 and was investigated by Richard Lang (ASD), Frank Mclean (SSD), and myself. I'm sorry for the confusion. Thanks to VA State Director Ricardo Atristain Russ Vincent writes, "Your article about the sighting the vicinity of Ft. Lee was most interesting, since I live a couple miles from there. The old army airfield and deserted dropzone are not used anymore. The area along the Appomattox River has been a haven for strange and unusual sightings since I was a child. The deserted quarries from the 20's, have always had a strange haze around them and might hide UFOs. Thanks to: RussellVincent@yahoo.com

HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA CASE INVESTIGATION - David Nelson saw the car in front of him weave on and off the road and realized the driver was looking at a V shaped UFO hovering 500 yards ahead of him. It was hovering a 100 feet above a pond on the south side of Temple Avenue on November 2, 1993. The bottom of the object was a dull aluminum color with five circular, fluorescent green lights. The sides were gray-black and appeared to be about ten feet thick. He estimated its size to be 75 feet from wing tip to wing tip. When he was almost beneath the UFO, it tilted its sharp nose up at 45 degree angle and shot almost straight up and was out of sight in a second. It left a puff of dark gray smoke. The case was reported to the Colonial Heights Police and the Hopewell News. They covered the original story and a follow up story that brought in more reports. The police noted there had been a similar sighting a week earlier. Thanks to investigators Mark Blashak and VA State Director Ricardo Atristain.

FLORIDA UFO SIGHTINGS JANUARY 15 and 21

MELROSE - Tonda Nooney writes, "On January 15, 2000, my husband and I were having dinner on our deck. The night was clear and my husband noticed, what he thought at first was a plane at 7:00 PM. The object did not move closer or depart during the next 15 minutes. It hovered above the pine trees with red, blue, yellow, green and white lights. When he pointed the UFO out to me, I went inside and got our camcorder. When I started filming the object I had trouble at first focusing it in. I had to focus 50x to get the image. On camera, the object appears round in shape, darting all around in and out of the viewing area. During the next three minutes of filming, the object changed size five or six or 6 times. The colors that were very clear to the naked eye are like sparkling diamonds on film. When you looked with the naked eye, the object appeared to be stationary. I became nervous at one point and decided that I had enough on film and went inside the house. During the next hour, we observed the UFO from our dining room window. It moved approximately 200 yards from the original position above treetop level east of our porch. When we looked for the last time, the object had departed. The UFO was about 300 feet in diameter, but I'm terrible with measurements. This is the first time we have seen something this strange this close. Thanks to Tonda Nooney. Editor's Note: I asked the family to watch each night about the same time to make and to determine if because sometimes the UFOs will return to the same area. We also wanted to make sure they were not observing a celestial object such as Venus.

Tonda wrote again, "We have been watching every night since the 15th and nothing appeared until January 21, 2000. The same object returned again around 7:00 PM,. This time there were two more objects just like it, but these seemed smaller and further to the east. I also have these UFOs on film, along with the original object including a shot of the full Moon for size comparison. Thanks to Tonda Nooney. Bland Pugh the Florida State Director indicates MUFON is investigating the sightings.

ALABAMA

JASPER -- I just read a small article on the sightings web page where you reported a bright object streak across the sky from south to north in Alabama on January 7, 2000. I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I saw it too near Jasper. It was a very bright object moving fast sort of like a meteor. But we both thought it looked strange and we were pretty excited about it. I'm glad we weren't the only ones to see it. :) Thanks to Jenny Butterworth.

ARGENTINA UFO SPAWNS A TORNADO

PUERTO BELGRANO NAVY BASE - On January 18, 2000, a retired sailor Marcos Herminio Faini saw a shiny object at an estimated altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) and simultaneously the presence of a powerful whirlwind on the ground surface below." The weather station Commandante at Espora Air Base stated that atmospheric conditions at the time were not conducive to the formation of tornados. The sailor said, "I can tell you that after spending half my life at sea, I have seen something very special which I believe to be of scientific value." Faini took a bus 12:45 PM from Mitre, and was startled by a whirlwind on the ground above he the future Fleet Junior Officers School now being built. "The whirlwind was concentric and wasn't moving." Completely out of the ordinary." He stated, "When I visually tried to locate the column of dust, I noticed a glowing object stationary in the southeast." I showed it to the sergeant in charge of the base hospital's military command." "'It's a flying saucer,"' he replied laconically, and the other passengers stared at it, as well. More curiosity seekers joined the group. The object showed some slight movement, always in the same direction." (See the La Nueva Provincia newspaper 1/19/00), Thanks to Scott Corrales, author of Chupacabras and UFO Roundup Vol 5, #4, 1/27,00. Editor: Joseph Trainor

ROBED HOODED ALIENS

Jolene Rae Harrington writes that in Filer's Files #3, "Your advice to potential abductees to be on the lookout for evidence is a good warning." However, as Derrel Sims frequently notes in his lectures there appears to be subconscious suggestions made to abductees to eradicate any such evidence. For example, one abductee recently wrote to me reporting an event saying, "For some reason, I felt compelled to get up and brush my teeth and shower," this in the wee hours of the morning. One action those suspecting they have had an abduction can take even days afterwards is to check for fluorescent traces with the use of a black light. Hopefully by then the urge to destroy evidence will have dimmed. This technique, discovered by Derrel Sims and still under investigation, can reveal traces on clothing, bedding, carpets, windows, and especially on the human body that defy attempts at removal. However, I would take issue with the recommendation to turn evidence over to law enforcement officials. Artifacts in the hands of officials have a way of mysteriously 'disappearing.' On the other hand, a researcher knows how to get physical evidence to reputable, open-minded scientists for further study. Any one who feels they may have such evidence and/or who needs help dealing with their experiences can contact Derrel Sims and his Saber Enterprises/at: dwsims@neosoft.com. Thanks to Jolene Rae Harrington: jrae@earthlink.net .

Editors' Note: I thought MUFON investigator Evelyn Gaulson may have discovered the black light technique first, but I won't quibble about dates. The aliens may be using some kind of a dusting spray on abductees bodies to protect themselves or others. There is some concern that their medical techniques may not be sterile.

HOODED ROBED BEINGS

Joseph A. Marmo writes, "I had some strange experiences in the middle of the night in 1993. I saw three short hooded midget sized characters in my bedroom. The room would be filled with a strange glow that I can only describe as an infrared looking light. I had some very frightening night time experiences at this time as well. I would hear what sounded like many voices moaning and screaming. "I thought I was in hell." Once I remember saying an "Our Father" (I'm Catholic) because these voices sounded like pure evil. While I said it one of the voices mimicked the prayer in a strange mocking tone. My room mate at the time would see a helicopter flying very low near our apartment the day after these occurrences. I cannot come to any conclusions as to what was going on, but it was extremely frightening and very bizarre. I am a rational person but I have no explanations. Thanks to: Joseph A. Marmo jmarmo1@rochester.rr.com

UFOs ARE BIBLICAL

D. Alan Eastwood writes, "Among the various approaches to investigating the UFO phenomenon, the Biblical approach is productive for those who accept its historical aspect as accurate." I too have studied the Bible apart from the dogma/doctrines of religious organizations and have found it to have great value in making sense of modern-day UFO-related reports. In my estimation, the history and prophecies contained in that collection of books--as well as the ancient writings of other cultures--shed a great deal of reliable light on the subject from within that conceptual framework (reality tunnel). Those who have not actually read the Bible may be shocked to find that angels are described as looking and acting a lot like human beings (walking, talking, eating meals, etc) but having abilities exceeding those of humans. They are not described as having wings or ghostly appearances. And there are many passages describing aerial objects that match with modern-day descriptions of UFOs. A number of well written books are available to those who wish to explore this avenue, including Barry Downing's book: The Bible and Flying Saucers. It is not surprising to me that some "abductees." I and other researchers I've worked with have found that by using traditional prayers for the removal of oppressive spirits their oppressive visitors departed immediately. Some will say that such a view is religious and not science-minded, but I call those efforts "successful scientific experiments." If others would like to try this, the prayers or formulas are found in books like Francis MacNutt's book: Healing. Thanks to: D. Alan Eastwood eastwood@idsi.net Editor's Note: Some of our investigators report abductees claim some success in using prayer to stop or limit abductions.

AUSTRALIA ABDUCTIONS

Bill Hamilton reports, "Recently Kelly Cahill gave a presentation here at MUFON LA. Her abduction involved a group of six near Melbourne, Australia. This case was thoroughly investigated and included identical marks on different bodies, similar after reactions, ground traces including tripod marks in the soil. Soil samples were taken and a magnetometer revealed a magnetic anomaly at the landing site. Three witnesses produced similar drawings of craft and beings. This is not the only multiple abduction case or the only case with trace physical evidence or witness corroboration. Albeit, many "bedroom" abductions may not be physical events similar to Kelly's and many may be confabulations, but just a few off-road cases like hers is enough to establish a scientific basis for further research. Bill Hamilton skywatcher22@hotmail.com

RUMOR OF LIFE ON MARS GROWS

Cara E. Anderson writes, "I have been working with a Doctor from the Biology Department of the University of Houston on a Planetarium show." In our efforts to find funding and notable scientists to be in our project, my partner has heard from several reliable sources (scientists at NASA AMES / JPL) that NASA has recently accepted that there is undeniable proof of life on Mars. They have not gone public yet but intend to do so in the not so distant future. They have suddenly decided to accept the theory that there is, after all, fossilized microbial life in the Alan Hill's meteorite (ALH84001). "Not only that, but they have discovered a section of the Martian terrain that undergoes seasonal color / color temperature changes that they attribute to be ALGAE." This has come from an extremely reliable source. Editors Note: Rumors of this type continue to come from various sources associated with NASA.

MARS POLAR LANDER SIGNAL?

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ Another attempt is being made to contact the Mars Polar Lander after controllers noticed a very weak radio signal That could have originated from the silent probe, NASA said Tuesday. ``This week's test is a real long-shot, and I wouldn't want to get "Anyone too excited about it,'' said Richard Cook, the spacecraft's Project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The probe was last heard from Dec. 3 as it was about to enter the Martian atmosphere for a 90-day mission to study the planet's climate And dig for frozen water beneath the surface. It was the second NASA Spacecraft to disappear in three months.
Seven senior Russian space experts have been meeting with NASA center directors and may be discussing the similarities between the loss of the Soviet Phobus 2 mission and our own Mars Lander.
The last known photos taken from Phobus 2 shows it being intercepted by a UFO while orbiting Mars. The photos can be seen on www.nationalufocenter.com.

CROP CIRCLE SIGHTINGS UP IN 1999.

VANCOUVER, BC (Wireless Flash) - It looks like Canada and England got the cream of the crop circles last year. According to Vancouver-based crop circle researcher Paul Anderson, there was a 50 percent increase in crop circle sightings in England in 1999 and a 33 percent increase in Canada. Meanwhile, the United States had only 12 crop circles, down from 15 in 1998. Israel, which had never had a crop circle before 1997, had three sightings in 1999. Anderson says it's normal for crop circle sightings to fluctuate around the world and he hopes further research will uncover the reason. Thanks to Paul Anderson, Vancouver, BC; (604) 731-8522; Access Canadian crop circle report at http://www.geocities.com/cpr-canada
Editor's Note: High concentrations of meteorite dust are being found within their boundaries of most verified Crop Circles. The question now is to determine how the meteorite dust was deposited in such a way to form these intricate patterns.

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