UFO reports from Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, California, Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, and Australia.
CARTERET -- Peter Davenport, Chuck Warren, WABC, CNN, and New Jersey FM 101.5 have reported that a large UFO was sighted near the Newark Airport on July 15, 2001. Numerous large bright lights were reported in a flying triangle pattern moving above the New Jersey Turnpike around 12:30 AM on Sunday morning July 15, 2001. Peter Davenport received several reports from witnesses to a cluster of an estimated 15 to 30 golden, or orange, lights hovering and moving slowly near Newark. The witnesses were traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike. Witnesses had asserted that upwards of 100 cars were seen stopped on the highway, and many of their occupants were standing outside the vehicles, apparently watching the peculiar, V-formation of lights. The Newark Star Ledger carried an article about the alleged incident in its July 16 issue, and it reports that the police department in Carteret, NJ, located just to the southeast of Newark Airport, received dozens of calls about the incident. In addition, CNN TV-affiliate station, WNY, in New York City covered the sighing. Peter and Chuck contacted me and notified me that New Jersey FM 101.5 carried the story on the news beginning each hour. Many callers to the station reported seeing a huge object.
Some eye witnesses claim to have seen a structure, others did not. Astronomers claimed there was no meteorite activity. FAA claimed no aircraft were airborne in the area. Some of the witnesses were emotionally shaken by the event, although the nature of it is yet to be determined. The sighting of a flying triangle UFO was shown on New York City TV station WNBC-TV and several other New York stations. The sighting was reported and videotaped by a Carteret Police Officer. The video was shown and the police officer along with several town residents including the Mayor were interviewed. The video was of excellent quality and showed a dark triangular shaped object against a brighter nighttime sky. The object had bright white lights on each corner. It was moving too slowly to be identified as a meteor and NASA confirmed that it was not space debris. Its movements and lighting configuration were also not consistent with aircraft. David Stich, who was interviewed by the Newark Star Ledger, said, "He saw the bursts of light from those flares didn't look to him like spotlights or anything else he could recognize."
I interviewed the Right Reverend, Chubenko (who has higher rank than Monsignor in the Ukrainian Church) by phone who also saw the object. He sent me the following e-mail. I wanted to report this sighting, since it occurred at approximately 12:45 AM July 15, 2001, over the town of Carteret, New Jersey. I am an Orthodox Ukrainian priest -- and my son (who is a funeral director was going out on a death call) gets in touch with me via his cell phone at about 12:40 and tells me I need to get dressed quickly and come outside. He was just getting ready to get on to the New Jersey Turnpike when he saw a huge collection of lights numbering about 30 + over the town of Carteret, and, specifically over the "Carteret Shoprite Shopping Center." I immediately put on a pair of shorts and slippers and went outside. By this time, my son was standing in front of the rectory (which is aside of the church) and was pointing to the series of lights moving in an easterly direction towards Staten Island. The Lights were arrayed in a series of triangular forms, but I only counted 13 or 14 lights. I say 13 or 14 because I was so taken by them that I didn't want to take my eyes off of them to count them twice. The entire group of lights was moving from right to left (east) and totally in unison. As they were moving, a light would "drop" a "new" light from it (less intense than itself) and the "new" light would fade away. Immediately after that, the light that just "dropped" the new light would also fade out. This happened about five times as the collection of lights continued to move. As the entire sequence of lights continued to move behind the buildings to my immediate left, I had to move to our parking lot to see them and as I did, I began to lose sight of the group of lights until there was only one light and then none at all!
This was the strangest phenomenon I have ever seen. I estimate that the lights were no more than 3-4000 feet above the town. I am a private pilot, so I have a little idea of height and some sense of distance in the sky. These lights made absolutely no noise and moved with such precision that they resembled a huge craft, yet I get the sense that they were individual lights and not one large craft. They definitely were not a meteor shower as a neighbor of mine neither yelled to me nor were they stars moving. They were a "calculated" series of high intensity lights moving in a specific direction. At this point, I can only call them UFO's and that they definitely were. I only wish I knew what they were doing here? If anyone else saw them or can explain their purpose, I certainly would be interested in hearing about it. Thanks to Rt. Rev. Taras Chubenko, Pastor, St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral 645 Roosevelt Ave. Carteret, NJ 07008. The sky was totally clear - no wind - stars were visible in the sky as well as approaching aircraft to Newark. There were no aircraft in the vicinity of the "lights" and my son commented that the airplanes which were on approach to Newark airport were lower than usual. Thanks to Rt. Rev. Taras Chubenko.
Editor's Note: I had a long talk with Father Chubenko who is an excellent witness and was also trained as an electrical engineer. He estimated the lights were 400 to 500 yards apart and connected to the same object, since they did not change their relative position and brightened and dimmed together. It looked like a huge triangle of lights. I asked if the lights might be flares dropped from aircraft? He felt this was impossible because the lights brightened and dimmed in a synchronized operation. It was obvious all the lights were connected to the same object. Multiple witnesses also claim they do not believe these were parachute flares, blimps, or other similar phenomena. I'm driving up to interview several witnesses tomorrow and trying to get a copy of the videotape made by Carteret Police. Thanks to Peter Davenport and Chuck Warren. http://www.UFOcenter.com Hotline: 206-722-3000
WASHINGTON -- The US Congressional House Subcommittee on Space Science is now encouraging research into extraterrestrial life beyond the Earth. Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said "The discovery of life in the universe would be one of the most astounding discoveries in human history. Funding should match public interest and I don't believe it does." Funds for the search for extra terrestrial intelligence (SETI) was deleted from the federal budget in 1994, but new findings in the last several years have increased the likelihood for ET life. Scientists testified that the dramatic new discoveries of 50 + planets have been found in orbit of sun-like stars outside our own solar system. Researchers now believe that planets may be common through out the universe. Logically, planets are the first essential step toward finding life. Researchers, also, expect to find Earth size planets in the near future when new technology is available in a new space observatory now under construction. Liquid water has now been found on the moons of Jupiter and in the orbit of at least one distant star. Mars also has water at least in the past. The SETI Institute searches the heavens with radio telescopes using private donations despite the fact Federal Funds were cut off.
Editor's Note: It is interesting that Congress is more interested in supporting SETI after the Disclosure Projects lobbying. Life may exist on planets far more hostile than our own perhaps even in underground bases. Our indications are that aliens do not use radio commutation, which is an old form of signaling similar to smoke signals.
The Pentagon hopes to accelerate its plan to deploy the first elements of its Star Wars missile defense system. Tests of the system made a major successful intercept of a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean on July 14, 2001. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, told the Senate armed services committee that in addition to a ground-launched system based initially in Alaska, America would develop a "multi-layered shield" within four years. This would include ship-based missiles and laser weapons carried on 747 type aircraft. Five test-missile silos will be built at Fort Greely in Alaska by 2003. Wolfowitz said, "The short-range missile threat to our friends, our allies and our deployed forces arrived a decade ago. The intermediate-range missile threat is here now, and the long-range threat to American cities is just over the horizon -- a matter of years, not decades, away -- and our people and our territory are defenseless." Nations such as North Korea, Iraq, and China are building missiles that could strike the US and other countries before a defense system is in place. Lt. General Ron Kadish reports the US Ballistic Missile Defense Organization conducted a successful fourth test of its technology, with a simulated missile attack being intercepted a 100 miles above the Pacific by an antiballistic missile.
Editor's Note: This technology would also be useful in attempting to attack UFOs.
NARRAGANSETT-- The witness reports that on July 4, 2001, we were setting off a few fireworks on a cliff by the ocean shore at dusk. We observed a Roman candle set off behind us and turned to watch its smoke trail and saw a trapezoid-shaped, black object. It was moving slowly and silently at an altitude of no more than 2,000 feet at 9:00 PM. I called out to my two sons, a friend, and my nephew who all watched with me as the "object" continued to move east out over the ocean in between the haze and dark clouds at a speed of no more than 50 or 60 mph. The object then accelerated to about 100-150 mph and then seemed to vanish within the clouds. We were all deeply awed, and all of us reported seeing the exact same shape, height, and speed of this object--we all dismissed it as too large to be a "stealth fighter or bomber," or even a large dirigible. We estimate it to be about 80 or 90 feet tall and about 600 feet the length of two football fields. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
OLD BRIDGE -- Sam Sherman the President of Independent International Pictures writes, I have had several impressive UFO sightings over the years and so am always watchful of unusual phenomena in the skies. On the morning of July 2, 2001, I was driving north on route 9 from Old Bridge, New Jersey and was passing through Sayreville as I spotted what looked like the bright metal edge of a plane in the sky. Only this object was flying across the sky in front of me at least five or six times the speed of the average plane in the sky. The object passed over the road in front of me, at what looked like a sixty-degree angle to the ground from my perspective in my car. The object headed from east. I thought to myself: "that plane is really flying fast." Moments later what looked like the same object headed from east to west in front of me at about the same speed. I could only see a bright metal edge, no wings, or anything else raised from its surface. Seeing it closer and flying back in the opposite direction so fast made me wonder what it might be. Thanks to Sam Sherman
DOYLESTOWN -- Bill Hamilton writes Mel Gibson is playing a farmer in M. Night Shyamalan's movie "Signs," which will be filmed outside Philadelphia starting in September. After a lengthy search of area farmland, producers have decided to film the movie at Doylestown's Delaware Valley College, a private four-year school known for its agricultural program. "Everyone knows he's coming and all the girls are waiting," said Mitzi Weikel, a student working on campus this summer. The college has signed an agreement to rent 100 acres of its cornfields through the end of the year. Filming is expected to start in September. Gibson plays a farmer who discovers large circles and other patterns in his fields.
COUNTRYSIDE -- An egg shaped object with a bluish green color was seen falling from the sky straight down on July 1, 2001. At first it was small but increased in size as it came closer to the ground and veered northwest for 2-4 seconds at 10:44 PM. It disappeared in low clouds. The object was larger than a duel prop airplane and it had a lot of mass and color. There were no flashing lights on it and it was flying too slowly to be a meteoroid. It had a neon blue trail and as it came to the ground it leveled out to 35 degree angle heading for the ground and disappeared about 400 feet above the ground. It was large enough to make a loud crashing noise but there was no sound at all.
NORMAL -- The witness reports, my friend and I both saw something as we were walking across the street on July 1, 2001, at 10:30 PM. We saw an extremely bright greenish blue light appear directly in front of us in the middle of the sky and shot rapidly down and disappeared as quickly as it had originally appeared. There was a bright red trail behind the object and it made no noise. We realize that today's date is close to the 4th but we know that what we saw was not a firework of any kind. We saw something strange that but we both know was NOT a firecracker, airplane, shooting star, or comet. We are not crazy, we are just convinced we have seen something that warrants some sort of an explanation. NUFORC spoke to the witness and found him to be a quite credible and serious-minded. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
HARTSVILLE -- Ron Hannifin writes that on July 6, 2001, at about 10:45 AM, radio station WJKM and CMR (Country Music Radio), was knocked off the air by a very powerful strange energy blast! There was a crystal clear blue sky, no clouds, nor lightning! All the radio station's lines were knocked out, several power transformers were blown, ISDN and all phone lines in the area were knocked out! The radio station transmitter was damaged; all computers and electronic equipment were damaged. In the back of the radio station were DEAD FRIED BIRDS! Their wings, tails, and feet severely burned. Many of the birds were still alive but badly burned. Some kind of large electrical or plasma seems to have struck the area. Some blame an offline nearby nuclear plant. Witnesses claim to have seen a triangular shaped craft overhead. Silent black helicopters at all hours of the night and military C-130's have been observed heading in as if to land or leaving the area nose up like they have just taken off. Some people speculate the HAARP or government E/M-P facilities may be responsible. Thanks to Ron Hannivig
My name is David and I am a student at Iowa State University in Ames Iowa. On July 9, 2001, about 12:30 AM, I witnessed something from my 3rd floor balcony almost directly overhead. I saw a whitish/orangish light (orb) moving southeast. The intensity of the light was about that of a medium, to medium-bright, star. The light with the orange hue was constant and not blinking or pulsing. It was very high and appeared to be moving at a very high rate of speed, considering its altitude. At first, I thought this light was a very bright satellite. There are two streetlights on the street below my apartment, which light up the area to such an extent that I normally cannot view satellites from my balcony. Last night, it was darker than usual and I could see more stars than usual. With that said, the following explains why I still do not think this was a satellite.
I was following the path of the orange orb for about 10 seconds, during which time it was traveling from the NW to the SE. The first strange thing I noticed is that it didn't appear as though the orb traveled in a perfectly straight line. It seemed to have a slight curve. I was only using the surrounding stars as a reference, so I cannot say that it had a curve with a high degree of certainty. The second thing I noticed really made me question his object. After 10 seconds, and only cutting through about 5-10 degrees of the sky, the object got very small and disappeared. From the time it started shrinking, to the time it vanished, was one-second. I've never seen a satellite disappear that quickly. This was not a meteor since it had no tail and wasn't "shooting" downward and it didn't look like it was burning up. It also lasted at least 10 seconds (maybe 15) which is longer than any "shooting stars" I've witnessed. It was also traveling slower than any shooting stars. It was just a strange orange ball moving at a high constant speed that simply disappeared. I'm not sure what I saw, I just know I've never seen anything like it before. Thanks to Dave
INDEPENDENCE -- On July 4, 2001, it was still very light - I was in my back yard and heard a very loud, low "jet aircraft" sound. I was startled as it seemed very low, very close and very loud. The sound "appeared" immediately before the sighting at 7:30 PM. I looked up and saw it coming into my view over the treetops; it passed over my head and I watched it fly out of sight. It never hovered and it was not moving at an abnormally fast speed and the movement was very smooth. For as loud and large as it was, it didn't seem to be going very fast. The sighting took about 15 sec. It was in the shape of a triangle - a "brushed aluminum" looking material - with 2 flashing red lights on the tip of the "wings". It was moving forward. It had a wide "accordion" design on the underside. It was a very "strange" experience and I "knew" immediately that I had just seen something very unusual. I do believe I saw something that is NOT human.
SACRAMENTO -- ISUR reports that on Friday, July 6, 2001, at about 6:00 PM, the witness stepped outside of her home in Carmichael and noticed a round object hovering over the treetops to the east. The witness indicated that the object was bright and shiny, but appeared to be rotating as it changed from shiny to an almost black color. She observed it for at least 5+ minutes and added that there appeared to be no lights or other structure, just a round object. There was a haze or some sort of aura around it, and no sound was detected. She estimated it may have been a few hundred feet above the treetops, perhaps a mile away, and about the size of an aspirin held at arm's length. The object seemed to fade into the clouds after about 5+ minutes of observation. After this event, the witness contacted the local news station and was advised that no other reports had been received. This witness provided ISUR with a brief but concise and well written report, she was willing to cooperate in a more in-depth investigation with MUFON of California. Although she had been a 'skeptic,' but knew what she saw! Thanks to Tom Sheets, ISUR Board, State Director-MUFONGA
MORGAN'S POINT -- SASSY1 reports that the witness business professional, Dirk Vander Ploeg was taking his usual early morning walk along the shores on Lake Erie, when eyes were drawn to two bright objects in the southeast skies. One brighter than the other was conducting maneuvers that could not have been a terrestrial aircraft. Vander Ploeg immediately returned to his residence, found his camcorder, and returned to the shoreline, where the two unknown objects were videotaped maneuvering for an hour. The objects appear on video to be a planetary alignment, until they start moving in two opposite directions -- then returning back to their original locations over the Lake. At approximately 11:00 a.m., Rob McConnell, the host of THE 'X' ZONE RADIO SHOW, and a personal friend of Vander Ploeg arrived and was shown the video tape. After viewing the footage, McConnell placed several calls to colleagues in Canada and the United States to see if there was any explanation for the strange maneuvers or if in fact, the objects were terrestrial. The following contact information can be used for Dirk Vander Ploeg and Rob McConnell. firstname.lastname@example.org To:email@example.com. Thanks to SASSY1.
YEOVIL -- UFO Magazine reports two gentlemen observed and photographed nine UFOs which arrived one by one, before commencing to merge with one another and perform some dazzling acrobatics on June 28, 2001. These were bright, orange-coloured objects strikingly similar to those seen, photographed and videotaped over Fleetwood, Lancashire.
YORK -- BBC Radio York residents reported UFO activity of large flying triangles between June 15 and July 15. Accounts had also appeared in the local press. Journalists have been told there were no RAF or joint-NATO exercises that could be responsible for the sighting reports, so everyone is asking the same question: what could they possibly be? An interesting video tape of a red flying wing, anomalous object filmed over London on July 1, 2001, by Christopher Martin can be observed at the UFO Magazine website. Thanks to Graham W. Birdsall Editor of UFO Magazine [UK] http://www.ufomag.co.uk/
Editor's Note: I encourage that videos and photos should be placed on web sites and in magazines. I have found that they are often the same craft described by other witnesses at various locations through out the world. NATO began giving various Soviet aircraft specific designations. Large bomber aircraft had designations such as Bison or Bear. Fighters use various designations beginning with F such as Flogger and Firebar, etc. I suggest UFO organizations come up with similar designations. D for disc, T for triangles etc. I suggest that many UFOs visit various countries around the world. A better designation of types is needed. The red flying wing or V shaped craft might be called Von Rictofen. This same craft was apparently seen over both New Jersey and New York City on June 2, 2001
MOSCOW -- The [alien] ones have landed in a field five kilometers from the city, leaving one of their unmistakable signs, that is, the 'crop circles'. There is no doubt, according to UFO researcher Vieceslav Paranuk, a teacher of mathematics at the University of Majkop in the Caucasus. The Russian Ministry of Civil Protection has already established a commission to study the UFO phenomenon. "A man would not be able to make such circles without someone noticing, and for me it is verification of the Aliens," said Paranuk in the daily newspaper, Izviestia. Investigators found a large circle some 19 meters in diameter that was encircled by four others, each about five meters in diameter, To the center of the larger circle, there was a 10 cm wide hole 40 cm deep.
This is the second time in four years crop circles have manifested in the zone and perhaps they have been left by a spaceship, whose weight would have traced the larger circle while the four lateral ones would have been the result of landing gear mechanism of the craft. The news of the return of the aliens has received great prominence. Russian television has shown the images of the ears of corn skewed in a clockwise direction, but left nearly intact. The manifestation of crop circles is an inexplicable phenomenon, without anyone ever having found one convincing explanation, in many countries of the world. The earliest crop circles or circular marks where recorded in English fields in 1647, and were thought to be the work of the devil. Later circles in the 1970s were very simple, but gradually evolved in the 1990s into complex pictograms composed of lines, angles and spirals. Thanks to Gerry Farshores - www.100megsfree4.com/ and Il Messaggero+Il Mattino via Caltanet
The witness reports, "We were sitting outside having a game in the back yard on July, 2, 2001, we all quickly glanced up as something reflected into our eyes almost stopping our vision for a bit." There was a triangular (flat equilateral triangle) craft moving across the sky at 11:30 PM. We live next to an airfield but we didn't know what to make of it. Therefore, we carried on playing our game. Fourteen minutes later it came back again, but going the other way. It would occasionally float across and then vanish again, but this time it was closer. We rung the airfield and they said that there was only something reflecting and they couldn't make out what it was. We started to get very nervous and scared so we went inside and observed outside while watching TV. Nothing happened until about 17 minutes later when the TV went off, the phone started ringing and the fax came through with all types of weird stuff. I have the fax to prove it. Our cell phones went dead and we saw it again but this time it was hovering right over our house, it slowly picked up speed flew over some trees and we never saw it again. We live in the country so there are a few valleys it could have gone down and hidden. We saw a group of jets fly over the valley just as the craft vanished.
Timothy S. Cooper's new article (UFOs And The Cold War) quotes Clausewitz: "We are not interested in generals who win victories without bloodshed. The fact that slaughter is a horrifying spectacle must make us take war more seriously, but not provide an excuse for gradually blunting our swords in the name of humanity. Sooner or later someone will come along with a sharp sword and hack off our arms." Carl von Clausewitz, On War.
This article looks back on the era of escalating cold war fears of nuclear war, miscalculation, and the illusions of peace brought on by the misguided trust of failed intelligence and political judgments at a time when UFO's and Communism merged as the enemy. It also examines the uneasiness of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council during the Truman Administration regarding the enigmatic UFO phenomenon which seemingly was concealed through the Defense Department's Operation MAJESTIC. http://home.earthlink.net/~lenozze/reports/tim_cooper_nsc_68.html
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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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