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Filer's Files
#39-2000
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
October 2, 2000

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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STRANGE LIGHTS, UFOs, AND CONTRAILS REPORTED

A Russian video cam mounted on the Zarya Space module captured a picture of a cigar shaped UFO object in the area of the STS 106 Shuttle. Strange lights, critters and UFOs were reported over many areas of the US with some sighted in Spain and Egypt. Meanwhile, the largest sunspot, AR9169, in nine years seemed sure to produce spectacular eruptions when it appeared in mid-September, but nothing happened for two weeks as the giant spot glided quietly across the face of the Sun. Finally on September 30, (2321 UT just as AR9169 was disappearing from view over the Sun's western limb, it unleashed a powerful X1-class solar flare on followed by an M5-class eruption eight hours later. Fortunately, the limb-directed explosions did not send solar material toward our planet.

ALASKA SHRINKING UFOs

Dave Fugere writes: "Last week on one of Jeff Rense's archived shows I heard you talk about a friend who had been flown to a remote lake in Alaska to see UFOs." They observed a basketball size object come out of the sky, and then transformed into a huge space ship of some sort. It hovered for a while taking on water, and then again turned into a basketball size object and went back up into space. Well, I'm sure your speaking the truth because about four years ago my daughter and I stepped out on the front yard and she said, "Look Dad!" and from the North we saw what we thought was an airplane with red blue and yellow lights. It started with three lights, then four, then five, and then all the way up to 7 or 8 lights. It would turn some off and they would switch the light patterns around and it continued to fly right over us. We could not make out any frame and Kayla even got me the binoculars, but I still couldn't make out a structure, just lights! It traveled over the house and then shortly stopped and reversed to about a 45 degree heading without turning around. Again the light patterns would change and flew towards the Radar Base Road, and stopped. It came back towards us again without any evidence of turning around. It just changed direction and flew over our area. All of a sudden there was just one whitish and pulsating light that and it looked as it was sitting still and then slowly went straight up pulsating. It was about the size of a basketball at arm's length. It never changed into anything that resembled a plane or any kind of known flying object. This was defiantly so strange and bizarre that I didn't want to tell anyone about it and didn't until I heard your story. Thanks to Dave Fugere -DFugere@goesp.com

Editor's Note: I'm a scheduled guest on the Jeff Rense Show the first Tuesday of each month.

NEW YORK SLOW MOVING DAYLIGHT LIGHTS

LONG ISLAND -- On September 22, 2000, on a bright sunlit day Betty LaRosa saw a glint of light in the eastern sky. Betty says, "I saw three tiny lights, two lights one behind the other were moving slowly in a westerly direction with a good distance between them at about 3:50 PM. The third, and brighter light was moving slowly in a southerly direction. All three lights seemed to fade and flicker for a period of time and then reappear. The third brighter light appeared to flicker more rapidly. I watched them for 3 to 4 minutes to attempt to identify what I was observing. All lights were a whitish color and at about 60 degrees of elevation from the horizon. I calculate their flight at about 25,000 to 30,000 feet. There was no sound. These flickering lights had no form that would identify them as airplanes. If they were reflecting sunlight, they should not have been flickering. They disappeared several times and then reappeared after about ten seconds and continued to flicker for perhaps 20 seconds. There was no high cloud cover to account for their disappearance. Then they finally disappeared altogether. Thanks to Betty LaRosa RLaRosa331

PENNSYLVANIA CRITTERS

Chuck Rogers reports further details on last weeks FF #38 "flying rod" story. Dennis' observations indicate the flying rod like object that flew in his home was organic. Apparently it was caught inside a grocery bag in his sink and started to thrash until it flew swiftly out of the bag. Barely visible, it flew into the next room where his lab is located and hit the foam tile ceiling a few times. Sulfur powder was in the lab and used to control parasites on their dog. He spotted the flying rod and sprayed insect spray at it and didn't see it for a while. He spotted a diaphanous, transparent and obviously immobile (dead) object in the sulfur powder. When he touched the object, it disintegrated into the powder. This organic-ness reminds me of the book "CRITTERS." I think about these creatures in the sky that we humans sometimes can see, and in this case encounter. Thanks to chuckrogers@mediaone.net and Joseph Haas" josephhaas53@hotmail.com.

Editor's Note: Periodically we receive reports of flying objects that appear to be something like flying transparent jelly fish, caterpillars, or rods. They have been video taped and appear to come in various sizes from a few inches long to ten feet or more. They seem to have hundreds of wings that propel them through the sky. Science does not seem aware of them, but we obtain a steady stream of these reports. We urge anyone to attempt to capture them for scientific analysis. Assuming these reports are accurate we may have discovered a new life form. Sometimes they appear to have light making ability similar to lightning bugs.

MARYSVILLE -- Stan Gordon reports a frightened driver had a UFO sighting which occurred on September 19, 2000, between 4:30 and 4:45 AM in a rural area. The witness regularly travels through this valley with fields surrounded by mountains on the way to work. From approximately a mile away, the driver observed "what looked like stadium lights over an open field." This observer knew that no such lights were located in that area. As the witness continued to watch, he lowered his car window, but no sound could be heard. The observer saw two very large non-blinking round white brilliant lights. The luminous source was extremely large and was estimated as being as long as a football field. At first it seemed as though this was one object, but it became apparent that there were two separate lights positioned side by side. The lights were quite low in altitude, motionless over the field, and according to the driver, the illumination from the lights "lit up the whole sky." The witness proceeded down the road for a distance, then returned several minutes later, but the lights could no longer be seen. During the time of the observation, another vehicle came up the road. The witness is hopeful that driver of the other car will also report this event. There have been numerous UFO sightings reported during August and September 2000, across Pennsylvania. Thanks to Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone: http://www.westol.com/~paufo

WEST VIRGINIA "ANGEL HAIR" FALLS NEAR ROMNEY

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY -- A housewife in near rural Romney reported that the mysterious gossamer substance known as "angel's hair" fell in profusion on her family farm during the evening of Tuesday, September 19, 2000. The witness Rusty reports that, "Last night at about 7:00 PM, I heard a loud 'droning' sound, like a large airplane." I went out to look to see if I could spot it, but I could not. The droning lasted about an hour." "This morning, when I got up, my yard was full of this 'spider web stuff.' Don't know exactly how to describe this other than they looked like spider webs, but at the same time they were not your usual 'circular' webs?" "I immediately got the camera out and took a dozen photos. I had my husband go the seven miles to town to buy some rubber gloves so we could get some samples. There was other spots of angel hair along the way, but nothing as heavy as was in my yard." "The first sample he tried to get with the gloves soon turned into a goo-like substance as soon as he touched it. He put the samples on a piece of paper towel and put the gloves in with it in a plastic bag." We were able to photograph the angel hair. Thanks to Louise A. Lowry.

OHIO UFOs TIED TO POWER FAILURE.

West Manchester -- Ginny Burgess phoned me concerning four UFOs in her backyard on April 8, 1996. The UFO reports were accompanied by various malfunctions of appliances and light bulbs in people's homes that have started again. Back in 1996, two UFOs were spotted over an electric transformer on a utility pole and in two of the neighbors' backyards. Numerous reports were collected throughout the area. The local transformer failed causing our neighborhood to lose all electrical power. When the power company work crews came here early that same morning to replace the failed transformer, I told them what I had seen earlier over this transformer and asked them to save it for study upon returning with it to the power company. They said they would and said that they had a lot of failures at their substation. They also said, "They wondered due to the other failures whether UFOs might not be the cause for knocking out their other equipment, because we've been replacing allot of them lately." Later, I was told it was a normal failure and the power company was getting ready to replace that particular transformer anyway. By golly something caused all these power equipment failures. It seems the electrical problems are returning and her kids are reporting balls of light following them. Thanks to Ginny Burgess burgess@voyager.net

Editor's Note: Ginny explained to me that her home was now being plagued by electrical and phone problems. While talking to her my new Sony phone started buzzing badly. It continues to buzz on both lines and is no longer useable. I can verify something strange is going on at Ginny's house.

INDIANA CIGAR SHAPED UFO SEEN

FORT WAYNE - The witness reports, "I was out fishing with my two brother-in-laws when they were looking up in the sky and saw a jet liner fly overhead September 16, 2000, at 5:54 PM. They asked me, "What were those trails coming out from behind the jet?" I told them that they were from the water in the jet fuel turning to vapor and reacting with the cold air like cars do in winter. They said it wasn't cold out so why were they showing up? I told them the higher you go the colder it gets. That is how you can tell if a jet is real high or if it is low. We then saw a small cigar craft (UFO) that appeared to be higher than the jet. The jet was flying west and the smaller craft was heading north and it crossed behind the jet. I thought it was kind of weird for a small plane to be that high and continued to watch it. I was steering the boat we were on and turned to make sure we weren't going to hit anything. "I turned around and looked to continue to watch the cigar and didn't see it anywhere." The craft wasn't flying fast so it couldn't have flown out of sight. The jet was still visible but yet the other object just seemed to disappear. The object was dark gray in color, cigar shaped, and it looked like it had two big circles on the side and no contrails. Thanks to Peter Davenport National UFO Reporting Center www.ufocenter.com

ALABAMA FLYING TRIANGLE

BIRMINGHAM - Two engineers observed two slow Flying Triangles or objects with delta wing construction on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at 9:05 PM. The wing span was about 100 feet across. Two objects were observed traveling approximately 2 to 3 miles apart at an estimated 200 feet altitude with a speed of around 85 mph. There were two white lights at each wing tip with a red light at the nose. There was no sound being emitted from the objects and no sign of jet engines. The objects were being followed by a police helicopter around four miles behind.

LOUISIANA FLYING WING.

OPELOUSAS -- A very large Flying-wing shaped object was observed moving north to south Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at 8:55 PM with no running lights. There were four or five very faint reddish bands of light fore-to-aft light bands were very dim that marked the edges of the object quite well. Two other aircraft with running lights were visible -- one prior to this observation and one immediately after. No sound was heard from the dark object, but the other aircraft were audible. Total viewing arc was 90 degrees. The size is estimated as width of outstretched hand or about the width of a 747 wing at 3,000 feet. (A 747 has a wingspan of 196 feet.) The flying wing was black in color, and reflected no light. It passed in front of two stars. Overall impression was a very large, dark, wing-shaped object silently moving at a low altitude and a very high speed. Thanks to Peter Davenport National UFO Reporting Center www.ufocenter.com.
Editors Note: It is illegal to operate without running lights. The sighting over Louisiana and Alabama occurred within a few minutes of each other 300 miles apart.

TEXAS WHITE FLASH--BLINKING OBJECT NEAR AIRCRAFT

FORT WORTH -- Doug McGinnis reports on February 18, 2000, my fiancé Nantz and I were outside in our backyard in Westpoint watching the planes flying overhead. There were two paths the planes were flying, one just overhead of us and one to the north. We were commenting on how the aircraft's display lights would constantly change colors and blinking patterns. Then at around 9:30 PM a plane was flying west overhead at 5000 or 6000 feet, when I saw a bright flash of light. Nantz said, "That plane just shot something!" I immediately noticed a flying object near the plane that was small, only twice the size an aircraft's landing wheels. One light was red and the other white blinking at about 5 or 6 alternating flashes per second. It seemed to move kind of "jittery" as it zigzaged its way north towards the other flight path. Both the object and the burst of light came from the right side of the plane. The object was within a "planes length" of the aircraft when I first observed it. Four minutes later, it seemed to fly near another plane and soon disappeared. About 15 minutes later a very similar object flew overhead traveling north in the same weird manner as the first. We have never seen this kind of thing before. Thanks to Brenda Livingston http://tracers.8m.com/flashes.htm

TEXAS SPHERE CYLINDER

HOUSTON -- The witness reports, "I was taking pictures of planes spraying chemtrails September 14, 2000, when I noticed an odd floating type rotating cylinder. I took some still photographs of the object but ran out of film at 7:51 PM. So I hauled butt upstairs and got the video camera. I filmed this object for at least three minutes before it passed over our roof. After it passed overhead I went downstairs and watched it for another five minutes. It floated and moved very high in the sky and appeared to stop, but it continued to rotate. I could clearly see it rotate and change color from white to a brown color. Later, I noticed another plane leaving a contrail in the sky, and flying high up to the west was another of these cylinder shaped objects. It was rotating and changing color like the other object. I saw it rotate to my left and it disappeared.

HOUSTON - Five days later, on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, the witness reports, "I looked into the northern sky because there were quite a few jet contrails in the sky that caught my attention. I saw a silvery shining sphere or ball dancing in the sky." The shiny object moved in 4 or 5 directions over downtown Houston at 11:50 AM. The sky was clear with a bright sun. At one point a Southwest Airlines Jet looked like it was going to hit the VW bug automobile size sphere. I took pictures and called the Houston Police Department and was told it was a weather balloon. It moved from very fast, to slow, to still. It seemed to continue to move to the north until out of site. I also looked at it with 60x28 field glasses. It was round 3d and very shiny or spinning possibly. The total event lasted about 30 minutes. It moved very smoothly, not in a jerking fashion. Those contrails have been occurring allot lately. I am a 38 year old professional with a college degree and generally clear head. I have never seen a UFO before. It was probably less than a two miles from me when this began. Thanks to NUFORC. Peter Davenport comments. We do not understand how witnesses are able to distinguish the alleged "chemtrails" from genuine contrails. We received a report of 5 or 6 silver-colored objects reportedly seen by a large group of witnesses on the west side of Youngstown, Ohio twenty minutes later at 1215 hours."

ARKANSAS CONTRAILS

OUCHITA NATIONAL FOREST MOUNTAINS -- Louisiana MUFON's George Sewell writes, "I was on a camping trek along the Cossatot River this past weekend. Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2000, at 2:40 PM to be precise, I was walking along the river looking for driftwood when I glanced up and noticed a low-flying, bright, white jet. The sky was clear. The jet appeared to be a commercial craft but my attention was focused on how slow it appeared to be going west. The jet left a contrail. Then the contrail stopped -- a gap. Then another contrail streamed from behind the jet. Then stopped creating a gap. Then the craft moved behind the mountain ridge and was no longer visible. The course was from east to west. No reliable estimate of altitude, but the fact that it was low got my attention as I'm quite familiar with commercial and military jet activity. The jet was slightly smaller than my thumb at arm's length. The area is wilderness. Thanks to George Sewell georgesewell@hotmail.com

Editors Note: Assuming the size of the craft is almost the size of George's thumb the craft must have been flying at a fairly low altitude where normal contrails are unable to form. This infers some kind of spraying was occurring over a remote area.

COLORADO ABDUCTION

COLORADO SPRINGS -- The case of 'Tim' an abduction victim is under investigation by Colorado members of the MUFON. Edward Burke says, 'Tim' is one the most unusual cases he has ever investigated. According to Burke, 'Tim' has a lifelong history of alien abductions that began at age four and has discovered a tiny object, possibly an implant, in his cheek. Tim claims he has been repeatedly threatened by strange women. Tim is suffering from chronic fatigue and has no idea how he gets the ugly bruises that show up on his body without warning. When Tim and two friends witnessed the "recovery" of a meteorite, they suffered burns on their hands and arms. The case is still under investigation." Thanks to Edward Burke

MINNESOTA RED, GREEN AND WHITE STAR

MINNEAPOLIS -- Zapp Jones reports, "This past Sunday, September 24, 2000, my dad stepped outside around 8:20 PM and noticed an unusual light in the north 20 degrees off the horizon, just to it's left was the Big Dipper." He called us out to watch. With the naked eye and 10 X 25 binoculars we watched as it appeared to shift up and down and left and right. It definitely rotated inconsistently the colors of white, green and red. We are seeing this from the country side an hour north of Minneapolis. As time elapsed and the earth rotated the object remained the same distance from the Big Dipper and moved higher off the horizon and to the northeast. An hour and a half later others were called, and they saw it too. To them it also appeared to shift quickly in different directions. Monday night was clear and the object was back in the exact same place at 8:00 PM and rotated to the NE over the next couple of hours, however the quick movements were not present. On Tuesday night it appeared again and my son mentioned it to his professor during their evening astronomy class. They spotted it with naked eyes and then brought out the telescope and could clearly see the inconsistent change of colors, red, green and white. Again the object did not appear to make any movement, as it did on Sunday. My sons professor was unable to explain what it was but was curious and was looking into it. He ruled out any type of satellite that he was aware of and knew of no planet that would emit a continuous rotation of color or move in the description we gave him of Sundays viewing. Tonight when we checked we could not see the object. Thanks to Z Peterson, zap157@hotmail.com

SPAIN THREE CHILDREN SAW TWO UFOs FLYING

CASTELLON -- Three children on Spain's Mediterranean Coast sighted two UFOs during the evening of September 21, 2000. They were identified as Serafin Andreu, Antonio Jose Alvarez and Gil Salvador, who were playing when they witnessed the approach of a luminous sphere that flew over Ribalta Park. According to their report, the sphere passed swiftly over the city. A few minutes later, the children were in Huerto Sogueros Plaza when they again saw the luminous object. The children explained these events to the "Policia Armada" Thanks to Institute of Hispanic Ufology, Gloria Coluchi and Scott Corrales El Periodico On Line at: http://www.elperiodico.com/online/apuntador.asp?data=ed000924&idioma

EGYPT -- UFOs FLY ABOVE THE PYRAMIDS

CAIRO -- Omar Hilal wrote, "I was in a meeting at my office in Mohandeseen, Giza on the 25th of January 2000, when I received a call from my mother at 5:05 PM. She excitedly told me, "Omar, I see two massive UFOs above the pyramids. They look just like the one I saw last summer in Alexandria. They're huge and very bright." Before she finished her sentence, I ran to a window that looks in the direction of the pyramids. My work mates thought I went nuts, but they ran along with me. Five minutes later, after searching the sky, we saw one about 10 km away. It was MASSIVE cigar shaped bright orange craft moving at slow speed from northwest to southeast. It was 45 degrees high and it flew past for about 35 seconds in the area between the buildings opposite us. Regrettably, we have a huge building across the street blocking our view of the pyramids, so we couldn't see the other UFO. My mother and her driver were much more fortunate. She parked on el-Muneeb Bridge, and had a clear view. She described them as two massive "neon bars," each 30 meters long, (100 feet) coming at slow speed from opposite directions meeting exactly above the second pyramid. They paused above each other for a half a minute or so and then continued moving in opposite directions. The UFOs were a beautiful sight over the Giza complex at sunset for 15 minutes. My mother, felt they resembled a UFO that emitted white smoke, that she had seen in Alexandria four months earlier. Omar further explained that strange things had been happening to him in recent days prior to the sighting. Omar states, "I called a friend of mine, one of Egypt's top columnists, who at first thought I was mad, but realized he had also seen them when he flew in from Rome. He wrote about what we saw in four episodes in his weekly column in "Al-ahram." Thanks to Omar Hilal and Omar_Hilal@cairo.leoburnett.com and veterick@ix.netcom.com

THE TALK OF THE GALAXY

Marshall Rosenthal I am surprised that the important work of Dr. Paul LaViolette, astrophysicist was not mentioned. "The Talk of the Galaxy; An ET Message For Us?" In this well researched book he shows that at least three of the radio pulsars are artificial and have been erected by ET to demonstrate the passage of the last Galactic Superwave of cosmic ray radiation, occurring 14,000 years ago, having devastating effects on all life on this planet. He also recognizes that the 'jet' emerging at a forty degree angle from the Crab Nebula is exactly a scalar EM shield, producible using presently classified weapons technology, that could and must be erected outside the solar system, on the Galactic Center facing side, to deflect the next superwave, which is about due. I invite you to personally look into the entire body of Dr. LaViolette's work, www.etheric.com , Thanks to Marshall Rosenthal, MA MUFON

FROM DOWN UNDER: MYSTERIOUS 'FINGER PRINTS' ON BEDROOM MIRROR:

UPDATE -- Robert Collins writes...Barry Taylor recently received a call from a lady saying she had awaken to find a "cross" scratched on her upper left arm. She also said that there were strange 'finger prints' on her bedroom mirror that she had not noticed before. This case is still under investigation, and the following details are basic only, until further details are compiled. See below URL that shows a possible link between those 'four finger' prints and the FTD-Wright Patterson Air Force Base "Alien" Graphics ? http://home.earthlink.net/~lenozze/reports/four_fingers_br_mirror.htm

NEW JERSEY: THE 11TH GREAT UFO CONGRESS

BORDENTOWN --The Confrence will be held at the Days Inn on October 7 and 8, 2000. Scheduled speakers are Tom Carey - the Roswell Crash, Hans Holzer on Life After Death, Antonio Huneeus on the UFO Briefing Document, Don Ecker on the Dark side of the Moon, Vicki Ecker - In search of the Secret Keepers, Mike Mannion -Project Mind Shift, Pat Marcattilio - on the Origins of Civilizations, James Mosely - A Skeptical Ufologist and Sam Sherman -on Edwards AFB Encounter

CIGAR SHAPED UFO SHOT IN SPACE

Jeff Challender has captured a picture taken by a Russian B/W videocam mounted on the Zarya module. In it you can see a cigar shaped object in the area of the STS 106 Shuttle. See www.filersfiles-ufo.com. Jeff feels there are other anomalies associated with these most recent flights. NASA has been playing very cagey with live video again, much more so than on the May flight of STS-101. Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has noticed that when NASA is picking up UFOs they have tendency to first zoom in to observe the UFO better and then they cut the feed to the outside world. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from space. He is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the shuttle are likely to see what Jeff does. He has gained his experience from watching numerous shuttle missions and using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. Using his experience you can also learn the difference. One segment has 24 UFOs watching the shuttle from space. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any jury that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff Challender Thanks to Jefchall@worldnet.att.net (Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011

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