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#12-2001
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
March 21, 2001

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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HAPPY SPRINGTIME FOR UFOs IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

US SURPASSES RUSSIA IN SPACE: We can certainly argue who has had supremacy in space since Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin became the first man in orbit, but with the downfall of the Mir Space Station scheduled for March 22, 2001, few will argue that the US is now supreme. The Russian space station will be de-orbited during its four final orbits around the planet that will take about six hours. The Progress cargo ship docked with the MIR will fire its maneuvering thrusters for the first time around 0100 GMT (8:00 p.m. EST on 21st). A second firing of the Progress engines, one orbit later, will leave the Mir in an elliptical path. The Mir's third and last maneuver will start around 0700 GMT (2 a.m. EST) with the firing of the Progress thrusters and its main engine joining in later in the burn.
The reentry and disintegration of the station will take place in the next thirty minutes over the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand will have the best view. The Mir's speed is expected to fall from 17,000 miles (27,000 km) an hour to about 400 mph as it hits the atmosphere causing to break into 1500 pieces. U.S. Space Command will track the MIR as it disintegrates. Sensors will know the MIR no longer exists and one correlated target will be removed from a list of 8,300 in Space Command's computers. The 140-ton MIR was the largest man-made object in space. However, it is not the largest object ever tracked in space. About twenty tons of MIR will likely survive re-entry into the Pacific Ocean. These Files are most interested in the regular passage of uncorrelated targets picked up by Space Command's sensors. Uncorrelated targets are those not in the data base and most likely represent UFOs. Those entering and leaving our atmosphere usually amount to about one of each type per week. Space travelers apparently stop and refuel, obtain water, food, and have a little recreation.
STS 102 -- Meanwhile, three fresh astronauts were sent to replace the weary crew of the International Space Station aboard the Shuttle Discovery STS 102. During the launch on March 8, several strange flashes and unidentified anomalous objects were seen in the distance from the Space Shuttle. These are being investigated further. With anomalous activity occurring around the shuttle very little download of normal video was observed. Two days later during the shuttle's docking with the station, little was shown in the slide like presentation as Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachev and American astronauts Jim Voss and Susan Helms moved into the station for a four-month stay," NASA knows the anomalous objects tend to move in closer during docking operations. "Besides a new station crew, four other astronauts, and 10,000 pounds of supplies were carried. Susan Helms is the first woman to live aboard the International Space Station.

SENATOR GLENN ON "FRASIER TV SHOW" CONTROVERSY

Several people wrote saying that what Senator John Glenn' statements concerning UFOs in space were not valid since he was on a comedy show. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth. The Mercury-6 astronaut successfully completed a three-orbit mission around Earth on February 20, 1962, in Friendship 7, but was forced to manually pilot his spacecraft for reentry when the autopilot failed. Flaming chunks of his spacecraft flew past his window, but he landed safely. In 1998, at age 77 he returned to space aboard the space shuttle STS-95 Discovery, where anomalous objects were also observed. Glenn has logged over 218 hours in space. He appeared on "Frasier" a nationwide situation comedy television show on March 6, 2001, where Frasier and a female character are arguing, while Glenn faces the camera and delivers the following speech playing himself:

"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."

Lets assume that Senator John Glenn during the Frasier show made prejudiced statements against a particular race or religion, there is no doubt he would be held accountable, sitcom or not. I personally feel his remarks on a national TV show were designed to tell us what he saw in space, but to give him reasonable deniability if pressed. It is interesting that many of his fellow astronauts have made similar statements. Astronaut Dr. Brian O'Leary, told me, "We have contact with alien cultures." James McDivet often claims he saw an unidentified object in space, and even took photos of a beer can like device and the famous "tadpole". I have never talked to an astronaut or seen a quote from one that claims its all nonsense. Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, 1971 said, "We all know UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where are they from." Just before my televised talk with him, he said something like, "Listen to Major George Filer and these other speakers they're telling the truth."

GORDON COOPER'S MESSAGE TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

Astronaut Gordon L. Cooper, one of America's original seven Mercury Astronauts orbited the Earth for a record 34-hour, and 22 orbits in May of 1963 on board Faith 7. He personally saw and his men filmed UFOs so he has been outspoken about the need for an open inquiry into UFOs. In 1978, he sent the following letter to the United Nations:
"I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which are a little more technically advanced than we are on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interfere with these visitors in a friendly fashion. We may first have to show them that we have learned how to resolve our problems by peaceful means rather than warfare, before we are accepted as fully qualified universal team members. Their acceptance will have tremendous possibilities of advancing our world in all areas. Certainly then it would seem that the U.N. has a vested interest in handling the subject quickly and properly. I should point out that I am not an experienced UFO professional researcher - I have not yet had the privilege of flying a UFO nor of meeting the crew of one. However, I do feel that I am somewhat qualified to discuss them, since I have been into the fringes of the vast areas of which they travel. Also, I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes flying in fighter formation, generally from west to east over Europe. They were at a higher altitude than we could reach with our jet fighters. If the U.N. agrees to pursue this project and lend the credibility to it, perhaps many more well qualified people will agree to step forth and provide help and information." Sincerely Astronaut Gordon Cooper .

NEW YORK STRANGE OBJECT WITH LIGHTED WINDOWS

PARISH -- On Sunday, March 3, 2001, an object was seen in the southwestern sky at 7:30 PM. At first, it looked like a very large and bright light. It was several times brighter than any planet. The witness stated, "I'm an amateur astronomer and know how to identify planets. When I viewed this object through my 10 x 50 binoculars it seemed to have several lighted windows and beams of light coming from it, like a cross formation. I have never seen anything like this before." Thanks to KPolaris60@aol.com: nymufon@NYCAP.rr.com (nymufon)

NEW YORK UFO CRASH NEAR NIAGARA FALLS?

BUFFALO-- A former professor at Temple University revealed the following story regarding UFOs that are frequently sighted above Lake Ontario. On or about April 15, 1992, a large disc shaped craft was observed coming out of the lake around 7:00 AM and flying erratically south towards Lockport, NY. The object appeared to wobble and moved lower appearing to be in trouble. Observers claim it appeared to search for a landing spot, continued to lose altitude and crashed on Campbell Boulevard (Route 270) four miles west of Lockport and ten miles north of Buffalo. The crash was similar to that seen in the movie "MIB". When the UFO crashed it managed to avoid hitting the cars traveling the road. However, the drivers of the cars stopped to examine the UFO and most waited until the police arrived. The UFO was 100 feet in diameter and 25 feet high. Military, fire and police quickly arrived and cleaned up the crash site and cautioned those there not to talk about the incident. Some how the authorities were able to keep the crash quiet and only family members of those who observed the crash site have been told. We are looking for further information on this alleged crash. We would like to hear from anyone having additional information at Majorstar@verizon.net.

WISCONSIN DEAFENING ROAR

MILWAUKEE -- On March 7, 2001, a citizen reported to ISUR an occurrence that involved his whole family. He stated that they were at home about 11:30 PM on Tuesday March 6, 2001, when he heard what sounded like a jet engine. He considered this unusual, but went down to his basement office. His family remained upstairs, then indicated to him the roar was continuing and had become deafening. His wife complained that it was so loud, as if directly overhead, that she was experiencing ear discomfort. Meanwhile the witness' 15 year old daughter was getting ready to turn in, when in response to the noise, she looked out of her window and observed a ball of light about the size of the moon. As it zoomed across the sky at what appeared to be about twice treetop level. She indicated that the brilliance was about that of a star, and that as it moved away, the noise stopped almost immediately. The witness then phoned the Mitchell International Airport and was advised that no aircraft were in his area. This event occurred in a suburban neighborhood where the witness polled his neighbors about what they might have heard or observed. Several told him that they thought it might be an earthquake due to their houses shaking during the roar. Another went out to investigate, but saw nothing even though the noise was deafening. The case has been referred to MUFON of Wisconsin for investigation. This witness is searching for additional neighborhood witnesses. Thanks to Tom Sheets, ISUR Board, State Director MUFONGA

TEXAS UFO OVER PRESIDENT BUSH'S TEXAS WHITE HOUSE?

COVINGTON -- While working Sunday, February 25, 2001, with my computer upstairs, I had an unobstructed view to the S.W. through two large windows at 5:45 PM when I happened to notice an unusual contrail arcing toward the North from the direction of Waco. As a former commercial pilot, with instrument and multiengine ratings, I noticed that this particular contrail had a base, which appeared over the apparent SW horizon, and the angle was so steep (probable 60 degrees) that it immediately caught my attention. I went to the window for further investigation (thinking, perhaps this is an airliner in distress--when much to my amazement, this object did an abrupt vertical ascent from a fixed point. That's right, no pull up with a normal curve at contrail bottom. I'm talking about a change of direction, speed and ascent almost instantaneously to the vertical-90 degrees ascent and it accelerated as it went forward. Since the sun was setting in the clear Western sky and this contrail and object was clearly visible, especially since it was reflecting in varying intensities as it passed through our upper atmosphere. I caught a very good reflection of the object with binoculars. It had no wings and was egg shaped, (not tubular like a missile). It was metallic silver with reflectivity of brightly polished chrome. It was at 25-30 thousand feet range when I first saw it. As it accelerated upward, the contrail was not continuous, but rather periodic as if it were passing through different temperatures.
I watched it till it disappeared from the sky still in a vertical ascent. Good God; I thought this might have been a missile launch the way this craft behaved. The only major military base is Fort Hood, located a 100 miles south. President Bush's Texas compound is 60 miles south. My parents saw a portion of the contrail that went vertical and they were amazed as to the phenomena. Hope this wasn't Saddam's avowed first attempt at retribution. If it was however, our missile defense worked, because I'm still here to report this sighting. There was no sound involved in this incident. From now on, I will replace the binoculars with a video camera. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com who spoke with this witness and found him to be credible.
Editor's Note: Perhaps it was "the angel rides in a whirlwind and directs this storm," that President Bush twice discussed in his inaugural address.

"PSEUDO CRYSTALS" FOUND IN ABDUCTEE HOUSE DUST

M. J. Ruben writes: "One year ago, Dr. William Levengood of Pinelandia Biophysics Laboratory announced his exciting discovery of unidentified microscopic particles which were found in house dust of abductees." This research has steadily continued and new types of particles or "pseudo crystals" have been discovered. More unusual "pseudo crystals" have been found in household dust of individuals claiming alien abduction. The research continues through the work of biophysicist Dr. William C. Levengood of Michigan. The "glassy particles" were first discovered in 1997, when an experiencer (abductee) recalled her nighttime encounter with aliens and a beam of light that shined on the floor next to her bed. The woman was awakened by the beam of light. She thrust her arm into the sparkling beam of white light and watched it shimmer on her arm. In the morning, she contacted Dr. Levengood and told him what happened. He went to her home and collected dust samples from the whitish dust residue on her furniture where she had reported seeing the sparkling beam of light during the night. This dust contained unexplainable "glassy particles" and "pseudo crystals" which were unidentifiable. This discovery led Dr. Levengood to search for other clues in household dust. Our readers may be interested in seeing the latest photographic evidence of new "pseudo crystals." There are five pages of photos at the Alien Abduction Experience and Research web site [http://www.abduct.com/aaer2/r10.htm]." Thanks to Marilyn Ruben and Dr. Levengood.

CANADIAN UFO SIGHTINGS HIGH LAST YEAR

UFO sightings are high this year, but no alien abductions were reported. British Columbia and the Yukon recorded unusually high sightings of UFOs in 2000, a year that kept researchers with Canada's main UFO study group busy with the third highest number of incidents in the 11-year history of its annual report. According to Chris Rutkowski, research co-coordinator for Ufology Research of Manitoba, or UFOROM, British Columbians reported 102 UFO sightings, while Yukon residents claimed to have seen 26, numbers that he said are disproportionate in relation to their respective populations. "I suppose people can come up with their own explanations about B.C.," said Mr. Rutkowski, a recreational Ufologist and self-proclaimed "open-minded skeptic" with a degree in astronomy. "As far as the Yukon goes, it's very odd. The number of sightings is usually high relative to the population density." Ontario, with Canada's largest population of more than 11 million people, should record the highest number of reports. However, at 53 sightings, Ontario ranked second behind B.C., with its population of just over four million. The Yukon's 26 sightings placed the territory third in Canada, despite its population of 30,600 residents. Mr. Rutkowski said the popularity of provincial groups like UFO BC, which has its own hotline and Web site and whose members are monthly guests on a radio talk show, helps explain the propensity of UFO reports in that province. UFO investigators in the Yukon, meanwhile, suspect the jump in sightings and the number of cases involving triangular-shaped flying objects may suggest the testing of secret military aircraft in the area, said Mr. Rutkowski.

UFOROM compiles its data from reports filed to the research group by provincial counterparts, police, and federal agencies like Transport Canada and the Department of National Defense. Across Canada, reports of UFOs totaled 263 in 2000, ranking the year third behind 1997, when 284 UFOs were sighted, and 1993, with its record 489 sightings. In an average year, there are 236 reported sightings, according UFOROM data. Mr. Rutkowski said most of the sightings in 1993 were attributed to a cosmic fireball, or bolide. Similarly, the 263 sightings in 2000 only produced 34 cases that remained unknown after further investigation. "But if they're watching this star and it gets bigger and bigger and turns out to be a saucer that lands next to them and two men with antennas get out, that's a high strangeness event that's difficult to write off as a star." Among the 263 reports across Canada were two close encounters of the third kind, in which a witness saw figures or entities along with the UFO. In one such incident in Mission, B.C., a man claimed he saw a flying saucer outside his home, in which he observed a being that appeared human, clad in coveralls and staring back at him. Thanks to Louise A. Lowry HnSASSY1 and para-discuss@yahoogroups.com

MEXICO REPTOID SIGHTED IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

ROSARITO -- An alien was sighted on the beach in, in Mexico's state of Baja California on Wednesday, February 29, 2001 by two Mexican policemen. According to Urak Pavlov, director of UTRENE, a UFO research group based in Tijuana, B.V., Mexico, The two policemen were on patrol near the thermoelectric plant in Rosarito" when "they saw what appeared to be a reptilian creature walking on the beach with a black suit on and with glaring red eyes. The creature was seen at 3:17 a.m. At first they were too scared to talk to anyone about the incident and preferred not to speak of it." The Reptoid sighting is only one of many UFO incidents that have taken place in Baja California recently, Pavlov said. "There has been "a wave of sightings in Baja California, especially in the mountains and along the coast." On Monday, March 5, 2001, Pavlov reported, ""There were 50 sheep mutilated on ranches near Tocate, B.C. All of the sheep were left without any blood" On Wednesday, February 28, 2001, "in the evening, my wife and I closed the office, and she said, 'Look! What is that!?' I said, 'Let me get the video camera.' So I did," he recalled. "This big luminescent object reflected all the colors of the spectrum--yellow, red, blue, white, etc. and stopped at one place in the sky in Tijuana." Thanks to Scott Corrales, Urak Pavlov para las noticias de Baja and UFO ROUNDUP Volume 6, # 11, March 15, 2001 Editor: Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/

RUSSIA UFOs HOVER OVER AIRPORT AGAIN

BARNAUL -- Anatoli reports that on March 6,7 and 9, 2001, a UFO was observed above the city around 2200 hours (10:00 PM) in Southern Siberia. It hovered above Vlasikha,the southeast part of Barnaul. The object had the form of a sphere. In the first evening the sphere did not change in any way, in the following two nights it "danced" in the sky. It would increase and decrease in size, "blow up" similarly to salute, joined again and changed. The colors, moved sharply. One inhabitant of Vlasikha videotaped more than 1.5 of hours of the object on three evenings. See newspaper "Free Rate" (Svobodniy Kurs). On January 27, 2001, UFOs were observed above Barnaul, and the pilots of two IL-76 four-engine jet aircraft refused to take off with the UFO hovering over the airport. Other flights were diverted to other airports for the ninety minutes according to Ivan Komarov the local aviation company director. Thanks to Anatolij kutovoj@mail.iae.lt UTRO.RU http://www.utro.ru/news/200103131236343539.shtml

NATIONAL SECURITY SKEWED UFO NEWS COVERAGE

SEATTLE -- Some of the nation's best-known news organizations have quietly cooperated with U.S. government authorities to deceive the public about unidentified flying objects UFOs, according to a new book by Terry Hansen a Seattle journalist. According to Hansen, "They did this mainly by suppressing their own coverage and distributing government propaganda under the guise of factual reporting." In "The Missing Times" news media complicity in the UFO conspiracy, author Hansen explains how the same deception techniques used during wars and other national-security crises have been used to manage public perceptions about UFOs. Beginning in the 1940s, UFOs raised a variety of urgent national-security concerns among government policymakers who responded by deploying an array of standard censorship and propaganda methods, sometimes with the help of cooperative news organizations. Although the CIA has acknowledged it planned a covert mass-media program of "training and debunking" designed to discourage public interest in the UFO phenomenon, the Agency has not told the full story, Hansen reports. Documentation now confirms that the CIA orchestrated production of a 1966, CBS TV program about UFOs, narrated by famed newsman Walter Cronkite. The program filled with false and misleading information, was broadcast as part of the "CBS Reports" documentary series during a period of especially intense UFO activity across the nation.
A range of evidence suggests that other elite news organizations known to have had close ties to the CIA also played key roles in the deception program. Hansen said. "My book argues that these assignments were related to UFOs, as well. Despite official denials, UFOs have long been one of the most pressing national-security issues facing the U.S. government." whansen@pscu.com or by fax at 206-855-8075. The Missing Times is available at 1-888-7-XLIBRIS www.themissingtimes.com.

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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, Don and Viki Ecker, Dolores Cannon, Richard Cassaro, Bob Durant, and Nancy Talbot have been invited to speak. Call Pat Marcatillio for reservations at 609 631-8955

CIRAEP CONFERENCE WITH DR. JONATHAN REED

Dr. Jonathan Reed will be present a briefing at the Club Hotel by Doubletree, 9461 Roosevelt Blvd., Northeast Philadelphia, Pa. 19114. onn on Sunday, .March 25, at 4:00 PM. White Eagle, a Native American Elder will speak first. Dr. Jonathan Reed's claims an incredible encounter with a being not of this world: $10.00 admission fee.
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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. 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 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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