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Filer's Files
#11-2001
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
March 13, 2001

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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IN SUMMARY, SIGHTINGS CONTINUE IN SPACE AND AROUND THE WORLD. UFOs are seen in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oklahoma, Washington, Mexico, Honduras and Norway. Senator John Glenn says objects are seen in space. Our shuttle flights including STS 102 continue to video tape anomalies. Everyone knows their out there, the question is who are those guys? Its either ours or other intelligent life. Why does NASA keep attempting to hide the truth? Did you know the first photos from the Mars Viking Lander were destroyed because they showed a beautiful blue sky and green patches on rocks? Why was the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime Maru operating at full speed chasing the US submarine USS Greenville?

NEW ANOMALIES FOUND ON STS-102 SHUTTLE FLIGHT

SACRAMENTO - Jeff Challendler writes, "Things are changing in the way I get my footage during NASA Shuttle missions. There is a man in Wanamingo, Minnesota, named Les Wille, who has been taping Shuttle missions for the last four years. He is very well known in the UK as LL Wille. He has, in the past, shared with the world such incredible footage as that of anomalous objects near the Russian space station Mir. These seen live during the un-docking of STS-84, filmed in zoom mode from 2800 feet, in May 1997." Les Wille and Jeff Challender are now working together as a team to tape and scrutinize Shuttle mission STS-102/Discovery. As of this writing, we have captured several anomalies, which will require further investigation. This cooperation adds the new dimension of having raw tapes, (Source; NASA live feed) from two separate locations at the same time. Mr. Wille has his own forest of seven satellite dishes, which he uses to intercept NASA feed directly from the Tracking Data & Relay Satellite System. He gets his signal BEFORE it goes to Houston for censoring. Les often sees live payload bay camera feed that is not shown through the public NASA channel.

Les taped an unexplained bright, strobing, object seen through the overhead cabin windows of Discovery during ascent to orbit. Both Les and Jeff taped an unusual object on Friday 9 March which described a very convoluted, path off the tail of the Shuttle before disappearing off screen to the left. During the spacewalk on Saturday evening 10 March, an object literally shaped like a saucer was seen in an S-band slide show sequence. Recently, it has been said that NASA uses so much S-Band slide show TV, in lieu of the full motion Ku-Band, because during rendezvous and separation, the Ku antenna is being used for "radar ranging". If so, it was not done in flights of years past. This writer has investigated the allegation, and found it wanting. Multiple sources, including discreet sources inside NASA itself, assure me that this is not, and has never been, so. Add to this the fact that S-Band frequently dominates spacewalks, module installations, fly-arounds, and low priority Earth views, where "radar ranging" is unnecessary. So the question remains why so much more S-Band downlink during missions? One possible explanation is selective editing, and deniability. If nothing is being kept from the taxpaying public, who by the way fund NASA 100 percent, the Ku-Band television should be in use to the fullest extent possible. Thanks to Jeff Challender and Les Willie.

SENATOR JOHN GLENN ON "FRASER TV SHOW" SAYS WE SAW THINGS IN SPACE

Astronaut John Glenn appeared on the "Fraser" nationwide television show on March 6, 2001, where Fraser and a female character are arguing, while Glenn faces the camera and delivers the following speech:
"Back in those glory days, I was very uncomfortable when they asked us to say things we didn't want to say and deny other things. Some people asked, you know, were you alone out there? We never gave the real answer, and yet we see things out there, strange things, but we know what we saw out there. And we couldn't really say anything. The bosses were really afraid of this, they were afraid of the War of the Worlds type stuff, and about panic in the streets. So, we had to keep quiet. And now we only see these things in our nightmares or maybe in the movies, and some of them are pretty close to being the truth." After Glenn finished delivering the speech, he returned to the control room where Fraser and the woman were arguing. At this point he realizes that he was being taped and says that he needs to take the tape; he was unaware that he was being recorded and this information "can't get out to the public." Thanks to Ambrovista, David Wilcock, and Joe Stefula.

NASA's OFFICIAL FACT SHEET: NO EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE:

NASA states, "No branch of the United States Government is currently involved with or responsible for investigations into the possibility of advanced alien civilizations on other planets or for investigating Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO's). The US Air Force (USAF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have had intermittent, independent investigations of the possibility of alien life on other planets; however, none of these has produced factual evidence that life exists on other planets, nor that UFO's are related to aliens. From 1947 to 1969, the Air Force investigated UFO's; then in 1977, NASA was asked to examine the possibility of resuming UFO investigations. After studying all of the facts available, it was determined that nothing would be gained by further investigation, since there was an absence of tangible evidence." See http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/facts/HTML/FS-015-HQ.html
Editor's Note: I suggest NASA start watching the videos their taking in space. The key Air Force Study to deny UFOs and alien life was conducted at the University of Colorado under the direction of Dr. Edward Condon. By 1968, there was a near mutiny of the scientific staff, when two Ph.D.s were dismissed and the administrative assistant resigned because they strongly felt the evidence pointed to the existence of UFOs. Dr. David R. Sunders and R. Roger Harkins book "UFOs Yes" tells the story where the Condon Committee went wrong. Dr. Saunders one of the three key principle investigators blasted the project as unscientific, biased and preconcluded "findings." He cites the evidence, the specific cases, that have led him along with the majority of researching scientists -- to conclude that UFOs are likely to be vehicles from outer space. Although, the Condon Committee concluded UFOs were not worth further study, those scientists who disagreed were fired. The official government policy is based on false conclusions. Virtually every pronouncement by NASA is based on this falsely biased study. Many fine people at NASA have open minds and see the UFO evidence, yet are forced to keep quiet. Some have contacted me and are very frustrated by the narrow minded thinking at NASA. I have learned there are always two answers from NASA, the official government releases and what the scientists really think off the record. From Daniel Goldin on down there is the private truth and the official denials. Those who stray lose their job. I salute Senator John Glenn for explaining the truth.

MARS SKY IS REALLY BLUE AND ROCKS HAVE GREEN PATCHES

We spent millions of dollars sending the Viking Lander I to Mars in 1976. The world waited in great anticipation to see the first color images of Mars. At about 2:00 PM PDT on July 21, 1976, the first color image from the surface of another planet arrived at JPL in wonderful color. Mars showed its beautiful blue sky, brown and reddish soil and rocks with patches of green. You, I and the world never saw the true images. According to the men who worked at the Viking Image Formatting and Processing section of JPL. Mr. Van der Woude says, "Both Ron Wichelman and I were responsible for the color quality control of the Viking Lander photographs, and Dr. Tomas Mutch, the Viking Imaging Team Leader told us he got a call from the NASA Administrator asking that we destroy the Mars blue sky negative created from the digital data." The images were then falsely reddened to make it appear there was no life, no green algae or lichen on the planet. See "Mars the Living Planet" by Barry Digregorio, Dr. Gilbert Levin and Dr. Pat Straat. Page 142.

The book also explains how the tests for existence of life on Mars were rigged to deny life, despite the relatively favorable conditions. Dr. Gilbert V. Levin who was in charge of the Viking Lander experiments revealed that when the Mars soil was examined by on board instruments in a miniature laboratory there was a startling positive response. THE VIKING HAD FOUND EVIDENCE OF LIFE. The tests, and follow on samples showed the evidence everyone had agreed on prior to the mission that would confirm the presence of life. Dr. Levin and his team were proud for they had discovered the first proof of life on another planet. Dr. Levin strongly believes they found life on Mars in 1976, but NASA insisted the instrumentation must be faulty. The official NASA answer was to deny the existence of alien life despite strong scientific evidence. All reasonable arguments against the Viking Mission Labeled Release life detection system had been over come except for the claimed absence of water. Yet many scientists knew the images also showed evidence of water such as the ice cap. Until recently the discovery of water on Mars, that includes waterspouts and geysers was also hidden from both scientists and the public. Some NASA personnel even claim UFOs were air brushed out of photos. Assuming Senator John Glenn's statements are true, a deliberate policy has been in effect to hide the possibility of intelligent life in the universe. Billions of taxpayers money have been spent and only recently are the true findings coming out. Do you remember that the first Viking Lander also imaged an infinity symbol or a figure 8 on one of the rocks? On the Pathfinder July 4, 1997, the Sojourner rover buggy sent back images of strange symbols on the ground? Many insiders are discussing many other strange anomalies on Mars. Why are we not told?

CONNECTICUT FLYING TRIANGLE SIGHTED

STAMFORD - The National UFO Reporting Center received a report from a witness who saw six bright lights on a triangular shaped object. Driving west on Long Ridge Road on February 23, 2001, the witness saw a series of six bright white lights hovering in the sky. The witness stated, "I stopped driving to get a closer look since I didn't want to cause an accident, but as I looked around the road, at least four other cars had stopped to look as well." Upon closer inspection there were blue triangular lights between each of the six white lights. The object appeared to be triangular in shape and seemed to be stationary. After studying it, I continued driving. Peter Davenport says he spoke at length via telephone with this witness, and we found her to be exceptionally lucid and credible. The case is under investigation by MUFON Connecticut. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

MASSACHUSETTS THREE DISCS SIGHTED

BECKET - Peter Davenport is filing this report on behalf of four eye witnesses who observed three dish shaped crafts with lights. This report is reflecting what the caller stated: Three dish shaped disks with lights were noticed through a picture window on February 27, 2001. The color of the lights started as white then changed to red. They were hovering over a pond and chasing each other in the sky. The police were notified and came to the scene, just as the crafts left. The officer stated he did not see the crafts. However the caller stated, "She saw the officer turn off his lights and back up on the road near her driveway near the pond." So it is likely he saw them. The caller stated that she saw these crafts on other occasions. Thanks to National Reporting Center www.ufocenter.com.

PENNSYLVANIA UFO

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA -- In the August of 1997, my aunt, my sister, my cousin, two friends and I, were sitting in my grandmother's backyard, at about 5:30 in the morning. We had been up all night talking because my aunt and my cousin had just moved back to Philly from Florida. My cousin was telling a story and out of the corner of my eye, something in the sky had caught my attention. I'm not one to believe in UFO's, ghosts and other paranormal activities, so I turned my head and continued to listen. a couple minutes later, I still seen the gleam in my eye, so I looked up again and in the far distance, there was a round object lingering in the sky. I don't know exactly how far up in the sky it was but it had white and red lights all around it. I didn't say anything because I didn't want my aunt or anyone to think I was crazy. I turned my head, thinking "maybe it would go away," but then I noticed my sister looking at it too. We looked at each other and both of our mouths dropped, and everyone was looking at us. By the time we could get the words out of our mouth, it was gone with the flash of light. I never seen anything move so quickly. Thanks to Jillian Romano ALLuEVaWaNteD26

ILLINOIS TRIANGLES FLY OVER

CHICAGO --"Hank Spranza" writes "Did anyone see the three triangle shaped objects in the sky over Chicago on Sunday, March 4, 2001. They went over the center of the city flying from east to west at high altitude at about 12:05 AM. They were displaying light orange lights, looked to be large objects traveling at a high rate of speed at what appeared to be a very high altitude and created zero noise. My hobby is astronomy and I'm very familiar with the night sky and this is the first time I've seen anything like this in the twenty or so years that I've been observing the Chicago area sky. Thanks to Hank Spranza, HANK01@TELO CITY.com.

OKLAHOMA SEES LARGE BRIGHT OBJECT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jim Hickman reports that KFOR-TV news in (www.kfor.com ) reported March 7, 2001, that a large bright object was seen last night by hundreds of people in central and northern Oklahoma. The newsroom's phones were flooded with calls. The object was described as being an orange sphere with a red/blue "streak" of a tail. It was seen from the Oklahoma City area to the Kansas border. The National weather service was contacted and they advised that the object was more than likely rocket debris... I will have a follow up report on this sighting as more facts become available. Thanks to the Hickman Report http://www.thehickmanreport.com

WASHINGTON GLOWING, EGG-SHAPED OBJECT SIGHTED

PUYALLUP -- I would like to start-out by saying that I am an expert on aircraft and flying, and can honestly say that this object was not an aircraft, helicopter, or meteor, or any other man-made object On March 2, 2001, my two friends and I were driving north on Highway 161 near Puyallup when we saw a bronze-colored object fly overhead at an elevation of about 5500 feet above sea level at 8:24 PM. The object was traveling at a very high rate of speed, around 700-750 mph, but showed no signs of it's propulsion system such as an afterburner flames, exhaust, etc. I could detect no noise being emitted from the object either. Aircraft that fly that fast are most often VERY loud at low elevations. We followed it until it disappeared from sight 65 miles away. It followed a straight path and did not change altitude or speed. The object "blinked-out" at about 70 miles away. One interesting piece of information is that it flew directly through the upwind leg of the landing pattern of Seatac Airport at a very dangerous altitude, violating FAA regulations. It most likely violated the airspace of McChord AFB also. The AM radio in my car had slightly more static during the time when the object was overhead. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

MEXICO STRANGE LIGHTS OVER VOLCANO

POPOCATEPETL -- March 6 (EFE) . Residents of the Popocatepetl area, some 60 kilometers east of Mexico City, reported seeing lights that "fly" over the volcano, which has been erupting since December 1994, according to local media. The lights were seen last night over the Popocatepetl and tens of residents from adjacent communities called radio stations to make this known, according to the "Buenos Dias" program broadcast on the ACIR network out of Puebla, 125 kilometers east of Mexico City. According to reports received by Puebla stations, the alleged sightings could be seen particularly from an area near the volcano, well-known for its accumulations of energy which interfere with the proper operation of compasses. Eyewitness Guadalupe Carriillo told a local station that the lights "had movement, passed over the volcano, turned around and rotated." A resident of Totimihuacan pointed out that one of the lights remained fixed in the sky while another spun around it. Another person claimed to have captured it all on videotape and made it available to the public. Popocatepetl, with an elevation of 5,452 meters, is one of the places in Mexico where there is talk of suspicious lights or unidentified flying objects (UFOs), although the number of accounts has increased since it entered its eruptive phase in December 1994. Special Thanks to EFE Translation (C) 2001. by Institute of Hispanic Ufology and Gloria R. Coluchi

HONDURAS DOZENS OF CITIZENS SEE ANOTHER UFO

THE LA TIGRA NATIONAL PARK -- La Tribuna News, March 9, 2001, -- Without having quite recovered from having concluded that the National Park harbors a mysterious attraction for UFOs, or may be a "magnetic vortex " or "window area" for said activity, dozens of persons yesterday saw another starship over the Honduran capital. It was around 11:30 a.m. with the sun almost blazing in full noon glory when an oval, unknown artifact, grey in color and occasionally vibrating with intense whiteness, appeared over a region of the city's periphery on a contrail which seemed to come from the "Cristo de El Picacho" area. Two telephone technicians, Gerardo Aceituno and Juan Mairena, informed us of "the experience of their lives," noting that the starship was perhaps searching for a power source (since some 400 meters down the road, there is an electrical substation). The UFO was at an estimated altitude of 300 meters. Similarly surprised were college student Ivan Flores and amateur photographer Juan Carlos Molina, who managed to snap photographs of the two different UFOs, near Cristo del Picacho and La Tigra." Both were surprised to learn that certain extraterrestrial beings power their starships to earth using the magnetic force of the areas they wish to reach--in other words, the so-called "magnetic vortexes" or "window areas." One such area could be the entire mountainous massif which includes "La Tigra" up to the El Picacho hill, which appeared to be its point of origin. "Upon looking ahead, we saw something moving back and forth, up and down, some 300 meters up. We clearly saw it was a flying saucer," states Gerardo Aceituno. "We stopped the car and saw that the UFO was grey, oval and with a whitish intensity, and while it was far away, it could have easily measured some five meters in diameter, " he described, while Juan Francsico Mairena corroborated the three minute event. A row of 20 cars formed behind the Siemen's vehicle and their occupants stared at the UFO's erratic movements in sheer amazement before it vanished southward with stunning swiftness. "It's velocity was amazing, perhaps faster than sound. Thanks to Gloria R. Coluchi and Institute of Hispanic Ufology

NORWAY AND ITALIAN UFO STUDY

Ralph O. Howard, Jr., MUFON Georgia's Deputy Director for Science writes, "There is some interesting work going on in Hessdalen, a small valley community in Norway where UFOs are, and have been for decades." They are part of the residents' lives and routines. There is hard scientific evidence of a real phenomenon here, with several investigations over the years getting intriguing results that include EM (light, radar) hits mostly, plus numerous high quality recorded observations. Most sightings are balls of light in similar fashion to MUFON and CUFOS Investigator Greg Long's observations from the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington state in his book- 'Examining the Earthlight Theory-1990'.

THE EMBLA PROJECT IN HESSDALEN

A Preliminary Report' by Massimo Teodorani, Ph.D., Stelio Montebugnoli, MScEE, Jader Monari MscEE. ABSTRACT follows: In August 2000, a team of Italian physical students, working in collaboration with Norwegian scientists from Ostfold College, carried out a instrumental expedition in Hessdalen, which was just the first of a series of future scientific missions planned by the joint Italian-Norwegian EMBLA project. The employed radio spectrum analyzers, which were automatically in function all the time for 25 days, permitted the discovery of highly anomalous periodic signals which were characterized by a spike-like and a doppler-like morphology. Moreover, during the many planned skywatching sessions, it was possible to sight repeatedly luminous atmospheric phenomena in various points of the Hessdalen valley. This paper represents a preliminary report on this mission, in which both radio ad visual phenomena are described. A speculative model explaining some aspects of the recorded anomalous radio signals is also discussed. (End Abstract) Note: This is exactly the type of scientific approach desired and described by Ralph in his excellent presentation at our last general MUFONGA meeting . We have personnel with the expertise to do some of this type field work, but currently none of the funds to develop or obtain the instruments. Thanks to Ralph Howard from the abstract at the website www.itacomm.net/PH/ and Tom Sheets, State Director MUFONGA

THE CRASH OF JAPANESE EHIME MARU AND US SUBMARINE

HAWAII -- Robert D. Morningstar asks "What was the Ehime Maru, one of the world's most advanced (and 'stealthy") high tech fishing vessels, doing in a U.S. military operations area warning zone on February 9th, 2001, resulting in the collision with the attack submarine, U.S.S. Greenville. He says, "I'm writing in regard to the recent accident which occurred off Hawaii recently and which is the subject of a current NTSB investigation. I really hate it when the Navy makes a captain swing in the wind to save face in international politics. On behalf of Commander Waddle getting a "fair shake", I would like to point out that the Japanese government often disguises spying operations and R&D operations as "fishing explorations" or student projects." The development of stealth technology at sea is not unheard of in our day and age. The fishing vessel could very easily have been "stalking" the submarine. Was it really correct for the Japanese fishing vessel, an advanced oceanic laboratory, to be operating in a U.S. Navy military operations area warning zone? However, the major point I am going to make is in regard to the type of propeller on the fishing vessel. If this propeller was milled using an advanced propeller milling technology, which our country shared with the Japanese in the 1980's, it is possible that the frequency produced by such a propeller could be stealthily quiet. Furthermore, if its frequency was a harmonic of that of the submarine's screw, its frequency could have been cancelled out by the frequency of the submarine's propeller resonating through the sea at harmonic levels. It is possible that the Japanese were testing an undersea noise-canceling technology similar to those we have in aviation headsets. The sound of the screws of the sub and the fishing vessel could have been made to cancel each other out. it is known that the Ehime Maru was moving at nearly top speed when she struck the submarine. All these avenues should be investigated before condemning the captain of the USS Greenville. Thanks to Robert Morningstar

NEW JERSEY GREAT UFO CONGRESS 2001

BORDENTOWN -- March 31 and April 1, at the Days Inn on Route 206 at the NJ Turnpike Exit #7. Jan Aldrich will talk about his Project 1947 investigations, Don Ecker will discuss the Dark Side of the Moon, Viki Ecker's talk concerns "In Search of the Secret Keepers," Dolores Cannon discusses The Soul, Between Death and Life, Richard Cassaro will speak on the truth concerning Ancient Egypt, , Bob Durant's talk is about The Ramey Memo, and Nancy Talbot talk is on the Physical Evidence regarding plants, soils at crop formation sites. Call Pat Marcatillio for reservations at 609 631-8955

NEW NASA SHUTTLE VIDEO OF UFOs IN SPACE

Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour long tape of UFOs shot in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. 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 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011

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Filer's Files is copyrighted 2001 by George A. Filer, all rights reserved. Readers may post items from the files on their Web Sites provided that they credit the newsletter and its editor by name and list the date of issue that the item appeared. These reports and comments are not necessarily the official MUFON viewpoint. Send your letters to Majorstar@verizon.net. Sending mail automatically grants permission for us to publish and use your name. Please state if you wish to keep your name, address, or story confidential. Caution, most of these are initial reports and require further investigation.

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