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#38-2001
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
September 19, 2001

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
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UFOs sightings have fallen but some are observed around the world in New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, Washington, England, Norway, Italy, and Byelorussia.

AMERICA IS AT WAR -- President Bush stated, "This act will not stand, we will smoke them out of their holes, and hunt them down and bring them to justice." None of us could have predicted this kind of attack. Those who harbor terrorists will be held accountable. This was assault not against the US, but against the world. We thank the many readers have written expressing their sympathies and horror that caused the heart-breaking loss of life in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania such as Yaroslavl UFO Researchers who expressed condolences to families of the lost Americans in connection with attack of the terrorists of September 11, 2001, Uryi Smirnov in Yaroslavl, Russia.

I FEAR NO EVIL -- This was an almost prefect terrorist assault on New York and Washington, DC. However, the passengers on United Flight 93 acted to thwart the final attack on the capital. The families of at least four men on the plane were in contact by cell phone with their loved ones and learned that the terrorists had hijacked other planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center. Flight 93 took off 40 minutes late from Newark, and at 9:45 AM the craft made a sudden U turn while over Cleveland heading towards Washington. Jeremy Glick, Tom Burnett, Mark Bingham and Todd Beamer were on cell phones and told about the crashes into the World Trade Center.

Glick, 31, was an Internet executive and judo champion, he told his wife that he and other passengers were going to rush the hijackers. His wife Lyz told Dateline, that she told her husband, "Honey, you need to go for it."

Tom Burnett, 38, was an executive and former high school quarterback was on the phone to California with his wife Denena four times telling her, "We're getting ready to do something."

Mark Bingham, 31, was a rugby player who once disarmed a mugger is also thought to have participated. He called his mother to say good-bye.

Todd Beamer, 32, was an Oracle executive from New Jersey who contacted GTE supervisor Lisa Jefferson and told her that two hijackers had locked themselves in the cockpit, and that Glick and some other passengers were going to jump the hijacker in the rear of the plane holding a bomb. He asked her to pray with him and they recited the 23rd Psalm, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.... and I will dwell in the House of the Lord, forever." Jefferson then heard Beamer say, "Let's Roll!" Very shortly thereafter the plane crashed.

I wish to thank these and the other heroes on Flight 93 and in the buildings who gave their lives so others could live. I send our prayers to those who lost their lives and their loved ones in this national tragedy. These terrorist attacks have changed the world and I doubt if it will ever be the same. Nineteen young terrorists were able to kill over 5,000 Americans and many other nationalities and were able to destroy part of New York and the Pentagon. We are all potential targets and the magnitude of these attacks is extraordinary. This was a cleverly planned conspiracy requiring a sophisticated terrorist group, who quite likely has other plans for subsequent strikes. Apparently, at least some of the terrorists lived in expensive homes while attending flight school in Florida. The terrorists paid the $10,000 entry fee and learned to fly. Most are believed to have come from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Emirates. All three countries are considered friendly to the United States. However, these are not democracies and this apparently breeds resentment. Terrorist leaders such as Osama ben Laden can take this resentment, falsely interpret their religion and turn the people into terrorists willing to commit suicide. None of the terrorists were known to be particularly religious. Terrorists supported by Iraq are likely involved.

To defeat the terrorist we must be careful in how we carry the war to them. Killing the innocent will only breed more terrorism. Killing Osama ben Laden could make him a martyr. There are indications other terrorist teams planned to commandeer at least two more planes and were stopped by the emergency grounding orders. In addition, we must be aware of a possible trap in Afghanistan, and that the terrorist may possess chemical and nuclear weapons.

Terrorists could also board planes in other countries and fly them to the US. We would then have to choose to shoot down the aircraft or let it hit other major targets. Three of four hijacked aircraft hit their targets and succeeded in shutting down America's financial markets and airline system. It is likely that further attacks may be planned and we must all be vigilant and aware of what is going on around them. The 1998, African embassy bombings were followed by others attacks such as the bombing of the USS Destroyer Cole in October 2000. It is likely other teams are in place and awaiting orders. The terrorists probably have limited knowledge of each other and are instructed not to use long distance phones. There is evidence they used the Internet. The real weakness of the terrorists may be financial since most were apparently not working, lived surprisingly well and had no obvious form of income. Our country must cut off all financial aid to the terrorists and freeze their assets.

CNN reported that F-15 fighters were launched from Otis AFB shortly after the first airliner hit New York. The F-15s nearly missed the second airliner before it hit the second tower. Langley AFB, F-16s were scrambled from Langley to intercept the AA-757 before it hit the Pentagon. Its likely the jets were also tracking the UA-757 that crashed near Pittsburgh. President Bush had given orders to shoot down any aircraft entering Washington airspace, but NORAD claims none of its fighters expended weapons. Aggressive attacks against terrorists and countries that harbor will be forthcoming. Last month there was a meeting of Islam terrorist organizations that produced the Jerusalem Project, a plan to destroy Israel and the US.

In the history of America there have been few more trying times than those of September 11th. I thought it would be interesting to determine what action George Washington took in the summer of 1775, when he took command of rag tag Army whose mission was to defeat Britain, then the most powerful nation in the world.

The following first general order was issued to all military forces: "The General most earnestly requires and expects a due observance of those articles of war established for the government of the army, which forbid profane cursing, swearing and drunkenness. And in like manner, requires and expects of all officers and soldiers not engaged in actual duty, a punctual attendance at Divine services, to implore the blessing of Heaven upon the means used for our safety and defense. On July 20 the order was amended. And it is expected that all those who go to worship do take their arms, ammunition, and accouterments, and are prepared for immediate action, if called upon."

NEW YORK UFO A REFLECTION

WORLD TRADE CENTER -- A UFO was noticed in the film of the almost immediately after the attack by the second aircraft hitting the second tower. Chuck Warren my webmaster who has extensive experience in analyzing film and computer images strongly insists this is not a UFO and represents a reflection of the sun's image or possible debris. I wish to thank many of you who notified me about the possible UFO, but it appears to be a false alarm.

NEW JERSEY 2ND CYLINDER SIGHTING

SEA BRIGHT -- Peter Tarlton reports he was on the coast about four miles as the crow flies to New York City. He writes, "I witnessed an illuminated/energized silver/mercury 300'+ cylinder at about 1850 feet in altitude, on September 15, 2001, at 3:30 PM, the second in two weeks. The cylinder appeared and disappeared in the exact location in the sky as the first one on August 21. I watched for an additional 3 minutes to insure it was a NOT a commercial craft nor a silver reflection in the sun. There is little or no air traffic in this area, sadly, making ideal viewing. May we be further guided by our wisdom to enlightened actions; perhaps they will then let their presence be truly known. Thanks to Peter Tarlton. banastre2000@yahoo.com)

ORANGE -- On September 13, 2001, the witness saw a craft rising at a fast speed and saw a light being emitted from its base. I am in North New Jersey and on Thursday evening, September 13, 2001, at about 9:00 PM, I was at a party for a retiring colleague. I was outside using my cell phone when I heard something overhead. All three-area airports were closed and no planes were supposed to be in the air. I looked up and saw a circular light ascending to the heavens then disappear. Did any other members in the NY area see this too?

GARDEN CITY PARK -- After a long and very tragic week here in the NYC area, I feel compelled to watch our skies more vigilant. With commercial air traffic stopped for 3 days, the skies were sadly quite. I do not wish to add to the current state of confusion, but feel I must note any strangeness in the skies around New York City.

On Sunday, September 16, 2001, I saw what I thought could be a Mylar balloon or satellite at high altitude at 3:30 PM. The size of the object was 1/3 the size of a marble held at arm's length. It was rock steady showing no movement and no discernible shape. It was highly reflective of bright sunlight at about 20,000 feet. A full size commercial jet appeared as large as a marble at arm's length, but at only 1/2 the objects altitude. I was at the Garden City Long Island railroad station, facing east and walked my children home. During our 15 minute walk the object did not move so I got my binoculars and saw the object was over Mitchell Field in Uniondale, 22 miles from New York City. My friend and I both used the binoculars, and feel this object did not look and more importantly did not act like a balloon. I ran into the house and went online for an AOL weather report. I next ran to the local grocery store and brought 3 chrome look Mylar balloons. The object was east of us but held steady. When we released the Mylar balloons they followed the winds to the south, 45 degrees away from the object. I should also note the balloons had nowhere near the same reflectivity as they twisted and turned on their accent, with an occasional flash of sunlight, similar to a cameras flashbulb. In addition, the balloons I released stayed low in the horizon, and went no higher than 25 degrees. I feel confident this was no balloon or satellite and will be even more vigilant of our great cities skies. Thanks to Peter Davenport

VIRGINIA GOLDEN GLOWING BALL

MANASSAS -- On September 8, 2001, four adults and one 7-year-old child witnessed numerous balloons at sunset at 9:15 PM. The witnesses soon realized that it wasn't balloons at all. All are credible witnesses, two local city government employees, a mechanic and an office accountant. What looked like a large group of illuminated balloons was coming north in our direction and we began to see they were large hazy golden glowing balls about the size of the face of the moon. There was a haze around the balls so you could not make out what was inside the haze. Just in front of the glowing Ball, was about four, maybe five, tiny star-like objects. They seemed to be in a formation just in front of the larger object. All stayed exactly in their formation and flew over our heads going north against the wind, without changing or blinking nor making a sound. The tiny star like objects seemed to be taking or leading the larger object away. We all agreed that we could not identify the object as an aircraft nor could we think of anything it could have been, other than a UFO. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com

WISCONSIN BOWLING BALL LIGHTS

SHEBOYGAN -- UFO Wisconsin reports: "This information was given to me by my son who is 17 years old who was driving out of Howard's Grove on September 6, 2001. He saw two red lights going near a field over a home. The lights were the size of bowling balls about thirty yards away. They started to go higher and then suddenly split into six red lights. They started to twist and spiral around each other. They went higher and higher and then suddenly vanished."

PORT WASHINGTON -- Jenny Hoppe reports that the witness was driving west on Highway LL entering the city and looked east, towards Lake Michigan, and saw a bright yellow/orange ball. The object looked like a large headlight so the witness pulled off the road. The object passed directly overhead and the underside appeared to look more like an airplane might--with small red and blue lights. Possibly it WAS just an airplane or helicopter, but witness never saw one lighted in this manner. Thanks to Jenny Hoppe jenny@ufowisconsin.com, http://www.ufowisconsin.com

LOUISIANA FOOTBALL SHAPED UFO

MORGAN CITY -- NICAP's witness reports, that on September 10, 2001, "My close friend, and I went outside about 10:30 PM, and saw a football shaped object. It seemed to be made of a pipe type structure, like a drawing on a 3-D model on a PC without the skin. It had only two very dim white lights towards the bottom, that looked like they where low wattage bulbs behind cloudy white glass. The object was less than 400 feet away from us. There is a "BellSouth" Tower behind my house, so I used the tower as a gauge for size and distance. The object moved slowly horizontal, but very fast vertically. This was my first TRUE experience seeing such a thing. I am glad someone else was with me." Thanks to Francis Ridge NICAP Site Coordinator http://www.nicap.dabsol.co.uk

OKLAHOMA LARGE SILVER OBJECT IN STEEP CLIMB

TULSA - Shelley reports seeing a strange object on September 14, 2001, "I walked out of my office near the Tulsa International Airport and immediately noticed a bright large silver object with two bright spotlight looking circle lights side by side. It was hovering in the northern horizon and had an eerie glow all around the huge object. It just hovered in the same spot for two minutes. I was looking for coworkers to come out and one finally saw it. Minutes later, it took off almost straight up to a very steep climb to the west and was gone. It climbed at a steep angle much too great for a plane to make and it WAS NO AIRPLANE." My boss also saw a strange bright object in the sky two hours later while driving north on Highway 75 about 8:00 PM. It also seemed to hover and fly erratically going south then suddenly making strange turns that a normal airplane could not make. He pulled the off road and the object took off quickly. Thanks to Shelley ShelleyA@Pennwell.com

WASHINGTON FLYING TRIANGLE

SEATTLE -- The female witness was standing at the water's edge of Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle, looking up towards the southeast. The sun was setting behind the Olympics when she noticed three tiny solid black circles moving north in a triangular pattern. They seemed to be moving very slowly and were the size of a quarter of my fingernail at arm's length. The three objects had no lights and were completely circular. They then stopped and spread out into a line and just sat in the sky. It appeared to be VERY high. There were also two planes in the sky, rather low who were on approach to SeaTac Airport. A fourth object was suddenly noticed moving upwards to meet the other three. The four objects then moved, with an odd uniformity of movement towards the south. They faded from view in about a minute. I talked with Peter Davenport who found her description of the objects credible and convincing. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com.

CALIFORNIA FLYING TRIANGLE SIGHTED AND TAPED

FLORISTON -- On August 16, 2001, the witness got a short clip on video tape of a very strange craft at about 10:00 PM. My daughters boyfriend was out on the front porch and banged on my window to get my attention. I looked out and saw a white flashing very bright light. It had several white lights and one bright red strobing light as well. It flew over the range to the northeast, stopped, all lights went out for a few seconds, then it lit back up and came straight back over again, without making a banked turn. It stopped, then maybe rotated, or pivoted and then came back. I got my video camera and took 20 to 30 seconds of a good sized object about the size of a 727 maybe a bit bigger. It was almost Delta wing shaped maybe more of a sharper triangle. It made no noise even though it was close by. Thanks to Joe's UFOs <anomalousnews@yahoo.com>

ENGLAND UFO SIGHTINGS

BRIDGEWATER, SOMERSET -- On or about August 19, 2001, a flying triangle shape object pointing towards earth and circle shape on top with alternating red, blue and green lights was seen at 11:45 PM. It was silent and rotated in front of my car, then flew off and hovered for roughly an hour above a small village called Brent Knowle. It is here that 3 witnesses including myself, observed the UFO with binoculars. Broken clouds started to form in the distance and gradually our vision was limited until after the last bit of cloud passed we looked back to see that it wasn't there.

PITCASTLE, PERTHSHIRE -- Gordon Mac Gregor reports, "We had just finished entertaining guests at Pitcastle House on August 24, 2001, and were set to leave when David's phone rang. During his conversation, I scanned the sky, and saw two star-like objects moving at speed towards the south at 11:30 PM. I showed then to David while he was still on the phone. As we watched, he noticed another farther to the north traveling in an up and down manner and glowing brighter. It also seemed to be spinning, went up and down and often moved across. It sometimes moved in a 'jerky' fashion. To our surprise, it would seem to flash and was 'answered' by flashes from others star like objects at differing points in the sky. Suddenly, after around 30 minutes, immediately below the main object there was a sudden streak of light into which one of these star-like objects moved at immense speed. The light was extremely similar to the 'worm hole' depicted in the program Deep Space Nine. The light had almost a tunneling effect and came from know where, immediately closing when the object had passed through. We were astounded at this. Two minutes later the main object rose higher and higher and shot off upwards. Thanks to Gordon MacGregor

GRIMSBY -- On September 8, 2001, a telephone call alerted me to the strange sighting of a ball bearing shaped silver ball traveling in the skies over the East Coast of the United Kingdom. Mr. H. D., who lives near Grimsby on the East coast of the United Kingdom, telephoned on Monday evening to discuss this unusual sighting. Mr. H. D. who is ex R.A.F. said the silver object was as big as a 5 pence coin held at arm's length, as it traveled from a WNW direction. The object passed directly over him; "It was perfectly round with what looked like extremely small stubby wings just protruding from its circular body." He continued, " The object sped past me at least four times faster than a Jumbo Jet. It crossed from horizon to horizon in a matter of seven seconds. I was a complete skeptic until I saw this, but now am convinced of the existence of UFO's. As the local radio, weather watcher I am constantly checking the skies and I know what I saw was something strange." Thanks to Chris Evers www.hufos1.karoo.net Faster Than Light Web Site

NORWAY FALLING STAR UFO?

INDERØY, NORD-TRØNDELAG -- On September 17, 2001, the witness was watching TV, and decided to take a smoke outdoors at 12:20 AM, when suddenly a falling-star-like thing fell to the ground or passed by. I don't know how far away, but I didn't seem like it was a falling star, it was to fast for that. I also heard a high-frequency sound. I wonder if it could be a little meteor? Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

BYELORUSSIA LIGHT SPHERE UFO

MOGILEV -- This last summer was rich for UFO sightings in Byelorussia. On August 24, 2001, between 11 and 12:00 PM many people saw something very strange in Mogilev, the third biggest Byelorussian City. A strange object the size of the Moon was seen at two kilometers altitude. The shape was like a mushroom lying on its side. It gave out a bright yellow light, sparkling and shining. Later moving red and green lights appeared inside the object and very soon it turned into real fireworks. Many light spots were moving into and out of the object as it changed shape for about six minutes. Finally it turned "orange," but green and red lights remained. The "orange" disappeared, then appeared again in another place, and moved slowly to the west. It vanished again and appeared as a bright star several times.

BULDUK LAKE -- Pavel Zayats, a well-known Byelorussian musician, and his girlfriend Ira Zapolskaya, saw a strange shining sphere over Bulduk Lake on September 1, 2001. This is one of the system of the Blue Lakes -- a unique natural reservation, with untouched woods and deep clean lakes north of Belarus. Pavel says, "About 4:00 AM, I woke up because of a strange terror inside of me and knew something was wrong. Through the window I saw a light that turned into two rays as if someone moved to the cabin with handy electric lights. I was scared. I went outside and stood awestruck by image of a two meters across, light sphere hanging above the ground in the trees. Many small light balls were flying around the sphere. I shouted and woke up Ira and we watched for twenty minutes. Then the sphere slowly merged into the two rays of light again and disappeared. A neighbor woman told me that she had seen a similar phenomenon and it is dangerous and will drive you mad. I noticed later in the day there was sparkling lights in our cabin." Note: Bulduk Lake is well-known for strange fish or animals with six meter humps. Thanks to Vadim Deruzhinsky, Editor-in-Chief of Secret Researches Analytic Journal Tel./fax: 375 (172) 84 60 33 vd@gtp.

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