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#28-2001
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
July 8, 2001

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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UFOs reports from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, Oregon, California, United Kingdom, Rumania, Bulgaria and Russia.

MISSING PERSONS -- The National News is full of reports about the Washington, DC Chandra Levy the intern who is missing. She allegedly had a "boyfriend" in the FBI. Now the story is that she had an affair with Congressman Gary Condit who is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The most important fact is that neither man knows where she has gone. Nationwide 876,000 Americans were reported missing last year. Most were runaway teenagers. However, the shocking truth is that thousands are never found either alive or dead and remain missing. Perhaps someone will start looking and asking questions about this large number of missing persons? These include my wife's cousin Bob, who went out running in 1969 and has never been found despite a search by thousands. I have noticed that whenever there is a wave of UFO sightings in a particular area, there are also many missing persons reported in the same area. I wonder if there could be a connection?

NEW JERSEY FLYING CHEVRON UFO

WAYNE -- The witness was driving on June 2, 2001, at 6:00 PM, with his daughter when she noticed a black Flying Chevron in the sky. It had no lights and made no noise. It had a "V" shape and was flat on the top and bottom. It was probably less than 1000 feet high up. We just watched for about eight minutes, when it started to rise. It seemed like it was suspended there and slowly rotated once and then stopped. It to turn one side towards the sky and ascend rather fast. I think it looked rod shaped because of the position it was in as it rose. I watched it until it disappeared into the clouds. It looked like a pencil line in the clouds. It had no cockpit or front end like a plane has. I can't believe the good daylight view we had of it. It maneuvered itself so easily as if had no trouble with gravity. It's hard to explain. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

NEW YORK CHERRY UFO SEEN FROM PLANE

LONG ISLAND -- This UFO sighting took place from a plane an hour after the Wayne New Jersey sighting and only twenty miles apart. A couple and their two children (girl 5, boy 1) and two friends were bound for Martha's Vineyard on an eight seat private jet on June 2, 2001. The witness states, "We took off from Teterboro Airport in NJ at 6:45 PM in thick cloud cover. When the aircraft came up out of the clouds about seven minutes after take off we broke out into bright sunlight." My friend who was seated in front of me, by the right wing of the aircraft called out "what the *$#@ is that?" Immediately I looked out of my window at 7:00 PM. "Behind us on the right side of the plane and some distance above, perhaps 1000 to 3000 feet was this large rusty red boomerang shaped object silhouetted against the bright blue sky." We were now above storm and had a good view. The craft had no windows or lights visible and was about the size of a large 747 jet aircraft. It hovered in place for several seconds before we lost sight of it. My friend, who had first sighted it, for a greater duration said it looked as if it had bulbous shapes, which joined to form the boomerang or Flying Chevron. We both agreed, however on the size and color of the object. My 5-year-old daughter also caught a glimpse of the object. Due to the storm below us we thought it could have been some weather-monitoring balloon. By this time in the flight we were probably quite near J.F.K and LaGuardia airport. The total flight was 35 minutes. The UFO resembled nothing I have ever seen. Especially the red cherry color struck us as odd. We meant to ask the pilot, but in all the excitement we forgot. Thanks to NUFORC

BROOKLYN -- Shemlan reports two UFOs were flying over Northwest Brooklyn towards the northeast at 6:30 PM, June 25, 2001. The objects were flying with large distance in between, 20 to 30+ seconds in between. The speed was equal to a commercial aircraft. The objects appeared to be close, but no wings or shapes were discernible. They were sphere-like objects with a whitish contrail flying only a few hundred feet over my home. It was only 200 to 400 feet away! These craft were inline with the UFOs path, which were seen only a day or two later. Thanks to Shemlan shemlan@usa.net

PENNSYLVANIA SMALLER WHITE OBJECT TRAILS LARGER ONE

READING -- While at the Reading W.W.II reenactment, we were watching, with binoculars, several aircraft doing flybys on June 10, 2001. As we looked to the SW, I spotted what looked at first like a white balloon being carried upwards very rapidly at 4:25 PM. The cloud deck was at about 8,000 feet and the object went above them to about 10,000 feet and then hovered as if caught in an air pocket. Several other people thought it looked like a grocery type white bag, but there was a smaller piece of a white object that we saw traveling along with the larger "bag". It looked unattached. After about 15 minutes of being "motionless" the objects started to climb higher until they were out of site to the SW. About 25 people around us saw and watched the objects climb. I've been to many airshows over the years and never saw anything like this before - it definitely was not a balloon. I was monitoring the radio frequencies of the airport, but nothing was mentioned about the object.

VIRGINIA LAWYER OR DOCTOR NEEDED

ROANOKE -- We need your help! A fellow who has an extremely high IQ and is a graduate from California Institute of Technology and is a PhD of physics is in trouble related to his activity in the UFO field. He called and said he was now locked inside a Virginia Sanitarium here because of his interest in UFOs and a UFO abduction experience on June 8, 2001 at 10:00 PM in a park in Roanoke. He said he was walking in the park when he decided to ask and prayed for a UFO to appear. He said soon a giant triangle came over him and all the lights in the park went off. He blacked out. Later he found himself on his way home thinking no time had passed. When he reached the house he realized that several hours had passed. He had an experience of missing time. He told friends at work and family and ended up being committed.

Editor's Note: If any lawyer or Medical Doctor is willing to help please e-mail me at Majorstar@verizon.net. I'm told that many people who claim to have a UFO encounter have been put into mental homes. I think it is time to fight for the rights of people who experience UFO encounters.

NORTH CAROLINA FLYING TRIANGLE

CHADBOURN -- June 5, 2001, 4:09 AM I was in my yard as we live in a rural area, and we enjoy looking at the stars. My wife and I enjoy the evening stars. We thought it was a military aircraft, but my husband built aircraft, and said that is not one of ours, including those at Area 51. The total sighting lasted six minutes.

OHIO UFO LANDING

WEST MANCHESTER - Ginny Rose called to say during a limited phone call on July 2, 2001, the person observing a UFO landing served in the Marine Corps. He is a former Marine security police with a Top Secret clearance where he guarded Nuclear Submarines. He recently started working at the same place where I have been employed. Last night at work the subject of this came up and he told what he had seen happen. He said about 12:30 AM at night he saw a UFO land in West Manchester over Harter's Woods about two weeks ago. He said he has seen them flying around here in West Manchester before this happened, especially over that wooded area. I told him I have seen them land and take off from the ground, too. They also shoot objects out of them that fly away on their own power. They also communicated to me telepathically. The phone call was interrupted by strange sounds and suddenly terminated. Ohio MUFON is investigating. Thanks to Virginia Rose burgess@voyager.net

MICHIGAN SILVER TEARDROP UFO

THREE RIVERS -- On Thursday, July 5, 2001, at 6:10 PM on the way home from work, about a mile from my house, I spotted a silver teardrop shaped object in the northwest sky. The sky was a nice and blue that day, and the object was only visible for a moment and then disappeared. Thanks to Alan D. Otterson alancath@gte.net

MINNESOTA ORANGE BALLS OF LIGHT

MUFON State Director William McNeff reports they are investigating strange orange balls of light seen on April 30 and May 4, 2001, at around 11:30 PM. The weather was clear. No ceiling, visibility 10+ miles and very little wind, and there were no thunderstorms or any storms during that day. This definitely was not balling lighting. I've been meaning to fly around that area during the day to see if there is a good explanation for this. It is amazing to see the same descriptions of color. I'll let you know if I find anything on the flight: Orange Ball of Light seen near Mille Lacs Lake about April 30, 2001. A friend of mine had a close encounter, coming within perhaps 100 feet, with a UFO in southern Minnesota in 1979. He writes,

"Hi Bill -- "I had another interesting event flying [a light plane] from Thief River Falls to Minneapolis about two months ago. It was about 11:30 at night. I was at 7500 feet MEL and there was a bright orange object about my 2:00 position near Mille Lacs Lake. It was higher than the ground because it was lighting the area below the light. It was a larger and brighter light than any of the surrounding lights -- but it was still quite a bit lower than I was. I was watching it for a few minutes (it was stationary) and then the controller called and I had to change frequencies and next thing I knew the light was gone. A while later I was near the lake and now at my 3 o'clock position was the light again. I was about ready to call the controller and ask if they had any traffic lower and at my 3:00 and about then the light went out." Thanks to William McNeff w.mcneff@worldnet.att.net

Editor's Note: The orange plasma glow around the craft are frequently reported. White lights at a distance will often appear yellow or orange.

OKLAHOMA FLYING TRIANGLE

I just had another incredible sighting at 10:14 PM. Tonight is June 21, 2001, and I was taking a bag of trash out to the cans and before I walked outside, I had an intuition to take my camera with me. Sure enough about five seconds after coming out of my house, I saw a Triangular craft coming from the east at about 10,000 feet with three big white lights on each end and small red lights on the bottom, maybe the same craft Linda and I saw on May 7, 2001. Even more amazing was the fact that I took four shots of this craft with a Sony 10x Digital camera and I had the craft centered in the view finder and not one of them turned out. It was pretty incredible. Thanks to Bill Hamilton.

TEXAS UFO LANDINGS REPORTED

FORT HOOD -- John W. writes that in 1985, not long after the initial publicity about the Cash-Landrum investigated by MUFON's John Shuessler, I received information on Ft. Hood. Two women her granddaughter driving in southeast Texas at night on December 29, 1980, were over flown at low altitude by a bright, slow-moving UFO accompanied by many military black helicopters. They subsequently suffered UFO burns and severe radiation sickness symptoms for which they sued the US Government. I received information from a correspondent suggesting that the Fort Hood Military Reservation, fairly close by in central Texas, contained a secret underground base housing captured and/or US-made UFOs being test-flown from there. There are stories that indicate a US Air Force Base and a nuclear weapons facility were there. Because of the Cash-Lundrum case, I was very interested in the information I received as it suggested a likely secret base for the UFO involved in that incident. The late Leonard Springfield's reports on UFO crash/retrievals and back-engineering also suggested it. To explore this possibility further, I wrote to the editors of local newspapers circulating in the towns nearest Fort Hood, namely Gatesville, Killeen, Lampasas, Belton, and Temple, Texas, asking if they had any information. They very kindly cooperated, apparently publishing my letters and address, and I soon received a number of letters from people who said they formerly worked with captured or US-made UFOs in a secret underground part of Ft. Hood, or were family of such former workers, or had seen UFOs taking off from or landing in a restricted part of Ft. Hood. They took photographs just outside the restricted area, of a hillside in the restricted area, which was supposed to have large concealed doors in it leading to an underground hangar. One former worker there, with a high security clearance, claimed to be dying of cancer as the result of having worked with the UFOs stored and test-flown there. Thanks to John W.

TEXAS FLYING SUBMARINE WHISTLES OVER TREETOPS

ALVIN -- Three teenage witnesses were outside when they heard a loud whistle and humming sound on June 6, 2001. They looked up and saw a craft that resembled a "flying submarine" with three lights on it (red in front, then green, then blue all in a line on the right side). It appeared right over their heads at 8:42 PM just above the tree line by the house. The UFO followed the driveway down to the next tree line, whereupon it suddenly shot off upwards and to the right and quickly disappeared towards the almost full moon in the northeast sky. The object was charcoal gray color in the dark night sky. The three lights on the object were blinking rapidly like a strobe. All of the witnesses were frightened by the experience. They include a recent high school graduate (18) and two females (17 and 15). They immediately notified me (stepfather to one of the witnesses). There is a slight possibility of about 20 minutes of missing time but not all of them can agree on this.

CALIFORNIA HOVERING CRAFT

WOODLAND HILLS - Tom writes that on June 29, 2001, at approximately 8:30 PM. my friend and I were just leaving my house to go to work when he pointed to distant object in the sky. It was close to dusk and the object was backlit by the sunset and looked to be due north of us on the opposite side of the San Fernando Valley. The craft was hovering over the Santa Susana Pass about three miles away and about 2000 feet altitude. This is a test site for Rockwell International, now a subsidiary of Boeing. We saw a dark, diamond-shaped silhouette about size of a mini-van. The weather was clear and this was not an atmospheric anomaly. What immediately struck me about the object was its apparent solidity and unnatural motionlessness. Both my friend and I have worked around aircraft. It produced no exhaust plume nor any other atmospheric disturbance and we could not hear any noise produced by any means of propulsion.

We observed the object for a total of about 15 minutes, during which it did not move. However, after five minutes we noticed a slight bobbing, which would was a few feet of vertical movement. It was sudden and unnatural, as if the object were about to fall but was able to catch itself and regain altitude. My girlfriend and her friend also saw the object. Neither of them knew what to make of it either so we drove towards the pass. When we got about a mile away. we saw three helicopters approach and circle the object at a distance of a few hundred feet. They Helicopters were flying with navigation lights and appeared larger than the object, but night was falling fast and the object did not have any lights. We lost sight of the object behind some trees and after the area came back up in our line of sight, the helicopters were circling alone. I parked the car over a a mile away from the Santa Susana Pass and we watched the helicopters leave.

My mother saw a similar dark, diamond-shaped object without lights twice during the last two weeks around dusk. She was over the 5 and 118 Freeway Interchange and she phoned several coworkers who were heading for work who also saw it. My father claims no Boeing aircraft were flying during these periods. What puzzles me is what purpose it would serve flying over the San Fernando Valley, riling up helicopters for an intercept? Thanks to hedonisme@earthlink.net

WASHINGTON ORANGE OBJECT WITH OTHER FASTER OBJECTS BREAKING AWAY

PUYALLUP -- Two witnesses, a 15 year old boy and his mother age 40 were coming home from the store at 10:30 PM on June 11, 2001. The teenager was watching something out the back window that he said, was not a plane. He takes flight lessons and likes to watch the skies. Both witnesses saw an Orange colored round object above them that was moving slowly southwest. It had some type of an extension that seemed to circle the whole object continuously as it moved. Then it stopped, and as it started again it headed more in a western direction. Then a bright orange object shot off of it very fast and went south and was gone. As it moved another bright but very small object shot off and went in the same direction as the main object. This happened several more times and they all disappeared. My son and I were just awestruck. A second witness also reported seeing the same object ten minutes earlier. On my way home going west on 112 something caught my eye to the south. It had a red light that moved right to left. I only saw the light on one side, but I got a glimpse of the rest the object and it was like an olive. It was dark cloudy and rainy and I lost sight of it quickly. Thanks to Peter Davevenport and NUFORC.

OREGON FIREWORKS AND UFO

PORTLAND -- Robert White writes, "I am here in Oregon, and just watched the fort Vancouver fireworks on TV and possibly saw a UFO fly through. Can you ask if anyone in the Portland area recorded the fireworks? If they did, the "craft" I am speaking of flew from left to right on the screen at approximately 10:33 PM or about 7 minutes prior to the start of the grand finale. This craft stood out because it was too bright to be a plane and didn't strobe like other planes. It was flying too straight to be a stray fireworks. Thanks to Robert White Raiderob@hotmail.com

UNITED KINGDOM UFO WAVE

LONDON -- Russel Callaghan writes that UFO Magazine has been presented with some amazing daylight UFO footage recorded over Lewisham, London on July 1st 2001. Whatever Christopher filmed brings back some of the dozens of reports we have seen describing 'Boomerang or Triangular' UFOs. You can watch the video at www.ufomag.co.uk.

WEST WILTSHIRE -- An UFO was spotted June 13, 2001, by two sets of witnesses over Semington and Trowbridge between 10:20 and 11:10 PM. Eyewitness Roger White saw a bright light at 11:10 PM over Semington. "It seemed to be moving slowly," he said. "At first I thought it was a planet but it was too bright." A strange craft was reported 50 minutes later at around by four people in Trowbridge. Witness Nichola Winney said the object featured three lights in a triangle formation. She said it blocked out the stars as it passed overhead, making a soft droning sound as it moved. A UFO for sure, then.

DERBYSHIRE DALES -- The Matlock Mercury News of July 5, 2001, reports, L. Alison (29) of Lant Lane says "I was watching Big Brother and nothing usually drags me away from that!" she joked. Software sales executive Alison watched the UFO for around 30 seconds at 10:35 PM. She described it as disk-shaped and having four green flashing lights, arranged in a square. "I'm not a freak!" she insisted. "I'm not mad and I've never ever seen anything like this before. "It was huge and must have been 1,000 feet high. It was nothing like an airplane or star. Someone else must have seen it." The craft made no movement. Alison stepped outside to call her boyfriend from their garage so he could share in the strange close encounter. L. Alison's sighting is now the 27th in the Derbyshire Dales since last September. The region is becoming widely known as a UFO hotspot among enthusiasts and features extensively on websites all over the world. Fox TV in America is filming a documentary about the famous Bonsall sighting in October and Nottingham's Four Sheets Films is shooting another about the wider picture.

BULGARIA CIRCULAR CRAFT

SOFIA -- On June 23, 2001, at about 10:00 PM a reporter was called by her next-door neighbor from her balcony of the 8-storey apartment building where they live. She pointed at the sky where the reporter saw an unusual looking object. It was fairly big, a tilted circular plane made of lights. It was static and didn't move apart from a few brighter lights revolving around the periphery clockwise. The movement of the lights was at a constant speed of a full revolution per minute. It didn't appear solid, on the contrary -- it looked as if it was made of air and clouds and lights. But it stayed static and the motion was constant -- for about an hour. It was aerial and beautiful. The sky was clear, covered with stars, no clouds were visible. The reporter had to go inside a few minutes and when she returned, it was gone. Thanks to Dan editor@ufozone.co.uk, http://www.ufozone.co.uk

NEW YORK FOX NEWS VIDEO

On July 2, 2001, and several succeeding days Fox News at various locations around the US has been showing a video of a helicopter flying over Manhattan with a passenger shooting a video of a UFO. The Sci-fi Channel sought submissions from viewers in their search for UFO videos last year. They received an excellent video of the UFO, although the pilot does not appear to see the object. The UFO comes from behind a building and makes a high speed run at the helicopter and climbs up into the atmosphere. MUFON's video expert Jeff Sainio analyzed the film and feels it is unlikely a hoax. My friends who have an advanced studio have also attempted to make similar videos for advertising purposes. They have been unable to duplicate the scene at considerable expense and professional expertise. For those who claim this film is a hoax, I ask them to provide a similar hoaxed video. I assure you it is tougher than you might think to obtain realistic footage. I will happily put any on my web site and give the developer credit.

RUMANIA UFO ENCOUNTER?

BUCHAREST -- A June 28, 2001, message to Jim Hickman reports, a few minutes after 4:00 AM, the night shift personnel of a business were alarmed by the sudden interruption of their electric lighting on going to see whether there might be some defect with the current intake, they observed a powerful light over the city. They climbed a nearby hill and were able to see an oval object of about 11 meters in diameter, which was emitting a cold white light like a sodium lamp. Thanks to Hickman Report thehickmanreport@prodigy.net LILJANA FUNEV

RUSSIA ALLEGED UFO DOGFIGHT OVER RUSSIAN AIRBASE!

SEROV -- The Weekly World News claims that, hundreds of eyewitnesses reportedly watched 36 UFOs wage a spectacular dogfight above a Russian air base! The aerial battlle that lasted for about ten minutes lit up the sky with laser like weapons. Many craft apparently were hit and damaged. The dogfight allegedly occured on May 11, at 2:05 AM and was witnessed by a Polish news reporter Igor Wroclawski. The craft were described as 90 feet in diameter and the weapons fire was like thunder. One fleet of UFOs withdrew while the second group followed. Thanks to Vicky York at http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/features/aliens_story.cfm?instanceid=12266

Editors Note: This is an unconfirmed report and we have been unable to reach any of the alleged witnesses or verify any part of the story. Russia denies the report but there have been similar UFO dogfights reported over the Philadelphia area in the past.

(Note: This is a hoax story from the Weekly World News - John @ UFOINFO)


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A 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 court and convince a jury that UFOs are moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011

THE UFO -- JESUS CONNECTION

David E. Twichell writes, "The ancient astronaut and Biblical UFO hypotheses are not new. However, no one seems to want to take the matter to the next logical step. If Ezekiel's, "wheel within a wheel," and Moses', "pillar of fire and cloud," were forerunners of today's UFOs, then the Star of Bethlehem and the brilliant cloud to which Jesus ascended must be treated in the same vein. When Biblical descriptions of anomalous aerial phenomena are overlaid on that of modern-day UFO reports, the picture seems to meld as one. Once the evidence has been presented, the reader is led to a conclusion that is at best convincing and at least thought provoking. Are you willing to risk having your worldview shaken? Read the preface free at: http://hometown.aol.com/fi4mufon/myhomepage/index.html. To order your copy of THE UFO - JESUS CONNECTION, go to: http://www.buybooksontheweb.com Or Save the shipping charges and order your autographed copy by sending a check or money order for $13.95 (US) to: David Twichell, P.O. Box 511, Trenton MI. 48183-0511

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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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