UFOs were observed over Massachusetts, New Jersey, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Germany, and Australia. More evidence for life on Mars.
The Comet was last seen during the reign of Charles II. The comet, the brightest since Hale-Bopp in 1997, will appear with Andromeda in the western sky at sunset. Thanks to Nature News Service
AMES RESEARCH CENTER -- Evidence is leaking out that Mars is a more hospitable planet than previously accepted by planetary scientists. As our perception of the "Red Planet" evolves, new data is giving us a glimpses of possible life. Each year the Martian ice melts at the poles creating conditions for unique types of vegetation to flourish. There are images of what appears to be dense "foliage," that looks similar to bushes with some height based on the shadows they produce. New images indicate liquid subsurface water exists particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. Strong sunlight warms the planet enough to allow hardy plants or possibly green molds to survive. A team of researchers studying photographs of Mars has found teardrop features that they say were sculpted by flowing water and other studies hinted that subsurface reservoirs may exist. Some scientists conclude geothermal activity indicates there is enough water to sustain life on Mars. Also, the Mars Odyssey Satellite is now picking up hydrogen in the surface of the Martian southern hemisphere indicating water, which is crucial for life. Odyssey will orbit Mars for 917 days of science mapping. As told in these files for years, scientists now expect there are vast, hidden stores of water below the dry, dusty surface. Many images taken in spring time show chlorophyll like growth on the planet. The chlorophyll molecules are used by plants to produce energy from sunlight. Close up July 1997, photographs of rocks show mold, or fungus growing at the base of the rocks. Although, the base of rocks on Mars could be naturally green, it seems a growth of mold of some type is more likely, since it seems unlikely that only the base of the rocks would show green. See photos at: http://www.nationalufocenter.com/space/index.php?id=30.
Dr. Carol Stoker, from NASA's Ames Research Center, worked with a team that used photos from the 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission to determine if there could be chlorophyll on Mars. The soil near the landing site suggests there could be chlorophyll, the molecule used by plants and other organisms on Earth to extract energy from sunlight. Researchers stress their work is in a very preliminary stage and they are far from making definite claims. The findings will come under intense scrutiny when it is presented to an astrobiology conference in the US next week. DR Carol Stoker confirmed the findings to BBC News Online, but cautioned that they were "not ready for the big time." The Mars Pathfinder mission touched down in the Ares Vallis region of Mars in July 1997, and numerous images of the surrounding area were examined by a small rover that moved around to sample rocks. Knowing the spectral signature of chlorophyll, the researchers wrote a computer program that systematically scanned for the spectral signature associated with red light absorption by chlorophyll. Previous searches for evidence of chlorophyll in Pathfinder's pictures were carried out and tentative indications were seen but they were dismissed as "possible image MIS-registration." In Dr. Stoker's study six regions were positive for the chlorophyll signature near the camera where it has the highest sensitivity and resolution. Two regions showed a chlorophyll signature in the soil around Pathfinder. Mars has been observed by astronomers to turn green each spring for centuries, it seems logical that something green is growing? Numerous structures exist, that do not match known geological processes. http://www.filersfiles-ufo.com/news/images.php?id=18
WOBURN -- The witness reports he was looking at the moon with binoculars and had just gotten them sharply focused, when he saw a Chevron shaped object on March 28, 2002. The object was shaped like a 'V,' and flew across the face of the moon heading east. The object was black and there were no running lights. The binoculars are Nikon 7x20 7.1d Travelite 2 model. The Chevron was small relative to the moon. It would take about 20 of it's wing spans to match the moon's diameter. A few seconds after the sighting, it had disappeared and I could see stars and a few aircraft in the area that were easily recognizable by their lighting. My first thought was that an F-117 Stealth fighter was flying over. I wonder if anyone else in the Boston area saw this. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
NORTH ATLANTIC -- A Navy veteran reports, "I was on air watch aboard USS Fort Mandan, LSD 21 in February 1952. During maneuvers 400 miles east of New Jersey, I spotted the Gondola of a Blimp flying 1/2 to 3/4 miles away. I was on the bridge about 15 feet from the Captain who said there were no Blimps within 500 miles of our position. Then I heard him whisper, "Blind SOB!" It was a partly cloudy day, cold and windy with rough sea but not bad. I remember the clouds as I thought maybe I saw some weird kind of reflection of a Blimp from over the horizon, especially since they told me there was nothing on radar and not a Blimp around. I still distinctly remember that it looked like a long Blimp Gondola with windows but I did not see the Gas Bag above the Gondola so I figured a cloud covered it. I followed it a bit and then reported aircraft off the Port Beam. When I reported, I took my Binoculars off my eyes, and could no longer find the object. Thanks to USN Retired and Brian Vike
STERLING -- The witness is a 41-year-old female manager reports seeing a small bright light 1000 feet high dipping low, that then arced up, and was gone in only three seconds on April 5, 2002, at 6:55 PM. The object was star like but moved quickly. Its actual size was 11 to 30 feet and it appeared white, gray lead or silver like. The sky was overcast. I phoned the witness several times and left messages but we have not made contact. Thanks to MUFON Headquarters.
ADELAIDE -- On April 4, 2002, at 10:00 PM, six bright orange objects were flying southeast and resembled satellites. They were as distant as stars, but moving at the rate a comet or satellite moves across the sky. The objects were in formation. Three in each formation, creating a pyramid effect. These exact same six objects were spotted two years ago on Christmas night, however they were in a different formation near Scorpio, when they moved strategically into the same pyramid effects as viewed on the 4th. The witnesses are all of sound mind, working well paid jobs from Correctional Services Officer to Financial Planner. The same people as well as other family members also saw the lights 2 Christmases ago. I am dumbfounded.
TAMPA -- Two witnesses were coming out of the AMC Westshore Theater around 9:45 PM, on April 8, 2002. The witness reports, "I looked up to look at the night sky and saw was a meteorite coming down or skipping around on the atmosphere. So I kept looking but in less than three seconds it turned and began to move very quickly. It was zigzagging like a person shining a pen light on a board and moving it in motions like a composure. That is why I thought it was a meteorite skipping off the atmosphere at first. Then I realized that it was going in and out and underneath and above the clouds. It moved from toward the south all in the space of about 10-30 seconds. Nothing to my knowledge could have endured the G forces caused by the maneuvers and the speed was tremendous. It traveled about 5 miles within 5 seconds. I pointed it to my mother who also saw it. She said she would never get over it. I have wanted to see something like this for 22 years. I would also like to make clear that it looked like a firefly but there were no trails of light behind. This light was very clearly a UFO. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
ROELLEN-DYERSBURG -- The witness reports seeing red and green lights that were convex shaped on March 7, 2002, that were small enough to be beside the house and over trees. I was coming home from work and no one else was on the road at 9:30 PM, when I saw the weird green and red light hovering above the trees. I pulled into a vacant house driveway to get a better look and it's lights were together and convex shaped as it hovered over the trees beside the house like it was looking at me. I had rolled down the windows and it had a humm sound to it. When it turned it had a round yellow taillight. I couldn't tell what shape it had though.
I have seen three UFO's, one from a great distance which could be described as a spiraling wheel on March 20, 2001. I also saw two moving UFO's within a mile of me and 1/2 mile from the Mississippi Test Facility test stand where they were "static firing" and testing the missile while it was fastened to tons of concrete prior to sending the Saturn Rocket to Cape Kennedy. It later was used for the first stage of the flight to the moon. I was with my three children on the way to the site to pick up my husband. It literally made the hair on my neck stand up. The next day people all over town were talking about the two, pulsing lights that were hovering and moving back and forth near where the rocket stood. Twenty-five people at the bowling alley had seen the UFO's. Their descriptions fit mine exactly. In the 70's I was on the road for business and stopped in a small cafe. While we were in there, a man came in and asked the waitress where he could find liquid for batteries. It was very early in the morning and the cafe was the only place open. I knew he needed battery fluid by what he said, and told him he could get help at the gas station. He said he was in a trailer which was run by batteries. He seemed quite distressed waiting for the station to open since he had a schedule to meet.
He said he was coming from Mexico and was on his way to work on Mount Shasta, not in the town, where he had work to do. He wanted to know if US newspapers reported on the giant vegetables being raised in the mountains of Mexico. His people had been helping these isolated people by teaching them how to grow things. His people had tried to help the other nations as well, but no-one would have anything to do with them. He said the governments of the world did not want to talk to them and they were totally disregarded. He talked about how bad off the world was. This conversation began to take on a surreal amount of information which made me wonder who he was. We were all mesmerized by his stories. The only people in the cafe were us four women, all over 30 years old who REALLY wanted to hear what he had to say. We were all eager to just listen to him. He was of medium height, muscular and had snow white hair, even though his face seemed ageless. He looked Swedish, but his English was good, but he did not know that electrolytes were needed for batteries. He did say he had important work on Mount Shasta and had to be there on time to get it done. He was so white, and he had an expression of peace and a quiet, and a steady voice like an angel which was like music to the ears. Thanks to cowherd1 854.218 and Loy Lawhon, Guide to UFOs/Aliens, http://ufos.about.com
LYNDON STATION -- On April 6, 2002, Kim W. reports, "My son came home about 10:30 PM and said there were strange lights in the sky." My wife and I went out to look. The object consisted of about eight large white lights formed in a large circle. The entire circle was rotating clockwise slowly. There was a 300 feet cloud ceiling. Whatever this was appeared to be just above the clouds. The clouds gave the lights an opaque effect and it seemed to throw light off in one part of its rotation, kind of like a water sprinkler throws water, but just in one spot. When holding my hand up in front of me, it would have taken 6 hands to cover it. Quite large! It was in the east of our location. It was stationary for maybe 10 minutes, then began a slight movement to the southwest and disappeared in the blink of an eye. Thanks to Kim W. and John Hoppe, Director@ufowisconsin.com UFOWisconsin
LAKE FOREST -- An astronomer states, "This is the third time I have witnessed Fluorescent white-green fireballs. The first time myself and another person and I saw it at the same location on March 14, 2002, at 8:45 PM. The second was just myself and my brother and wife and children at a different location. And the third time myself. They always come from the same spot in the northwest part of the sky. We have seen a 'fireball' shoot down from the sky that was extremely fluorescent bright white with a greenish glow to it. This left no trace or trails. On the second observation the object DID 'shoot' back up in the same section of the sky approximately one hour later. No sounds, nothing out of the ordinary afterwards. This was NOT a fireball. The time and date given for this event is my THIRD viewing. The times for the other events were all around 10 to 12 PM CST and each viewing was separated by a period of years.
ALLEN -- On Wednesday, March 27, 2002, "Huckleberry" M. was at home in Allen, Texas when a UFO approached from the north. "A hubcap-like thing flew over and landed in a field," Huck reported. "At the time we were going fishing. We walked on past a tree to see the hubcap hover about 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground and then it zipped off to the west." "It was silver and round at the top like a hubcap that is, it had a dome-shaped protuberance on top. Around the side were little circular lights. The round top looked like it could pop up like a door. It had no landing gear. Height was about five yards (15 feet) off the ground. Length was about 10 feet (3 meters) and the speed was going as fast as you can see. When it zipped off, it looked like a line shooting across the sky." Allen, Tex. is on Highway 5 about 20 miles north of Dallas. Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol. 7, #14, 4/2/02 Editor, Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/
GLOBE -- GC writes, "My husband and I live approximately 85 miles east of Phoenix, at 3,500 feet elevation, with mountains between us and the city." Last night while on our deck, looking to the west, we saw what at first we thought was the beginning of a jet's contrail. It was small, about an inch long from our perspective. Next we noticed how bright it was and that it's southern trajectory wasn't moving very fast. We continued to watch, then thinking perhaps it was a comet, when two larger ones (about 4 inches long) appeared moving to the north! We ran to get the binoculars and then saw there were two larger ones moving behind the smaller one. This made a total of five with two heading north and three heading south. The small one changed course and began moving north, when one of them simply blinked out. Then the remaining two heading south faded out. This left one large one and the original small one now heading north. We continued watching until they disappeared behind our mountain range. My husband reports that while I ran for the binoculars, one of the objects went from the north to the south at a high rate of speed, disappeared (not behind a cloud), reappeared, and then disappeared again for good. One of the objects had a much bigger tail streaming behind it, and it looked just like a meteor that passed through the upper atmosphere and then continued on its way, only this object was much closer to the ground. These objects looked more like streaks of bright light. Thanks to MUFON Headquarters, MUFONHQ@aol.com.
LAS VEGAS -- The two witnesses were lying by the pool outside our hotel on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, when we noticed what appeared to be a triangular object in the northeast that at first we thought was a plane. We noticed there was no contrail. I continued watching it until it was almost directly overhead. It was making quick little darting moves back and forth randomly so my husband thought maybe it was a piece of paper flying around, at first. Then this object took off due north at a high rate of speed and disappeared in the distance. We are and have been believers of UFO's for years. I personally saw a fleet of them back in the '60's north of Apple Valley. We reported it to George Air Force Base, which was near the area, but of course they just ignored it. Thanks for the info on the MUFON Journal. I'm going to order it now and will tell them you recommended us for membership and field investigator training. We travel a great deal and would enjoy this type of investigating. Thanks to CG
GILROY -- An object was caught on a still image taken by a camera on March 12, 2002, on the top of a mountain near San Jose. This camera is on a roof top facing west and takes a picture every 4 minutes. The object was captured in two frames, at 3:16 AM, and 3:20 AM. In the first picture the thin flat object was located at the top of the frame with the left side out of the image and the right side about 30 degrees lower. The object seems almost transparent except for five blueish lights. Using windows paint program I put a grid over the picture and the space between the lights is 16-20 pixels indicating it may not be round. The object is located in the left about 1/4 the way down between the mountains and the city with the definition reduced due to distance and possibly movement.
BURNEY -- In a clear night sky, one object was seen on March 12, 2002, the object moved fast, up, down, and sideways. The object changed colors while moving at 11:50 PM. Colors seen were a very bright, white, blue, green and pink. The object appeared to have two tops which moved separately. The object became smaller as it flew away and disappeared.
WEST HOLLYWOOD/BEVERLY HILLS -- We video taped the whole sighting with a news camera on March 5, 2002. The first UFO at 3:00 PM, was a white orb that moved very slow and rotated. I taped it for about ten minutes and another orb entered the atmosphere at a very fast rate of speed and then disappeared, but I didn't get that on tape. The final UFO was moving very fast across the sky. It was silver and appeared to change shapes. It finally made a 90-degree turn down and disappeared. This was amazing. The camera was purchased in Germany, it is PAL / secam system.
BAKERSFIELD -- On March 29, 2002, two witnesses reported seeing a Flying Triangle at 9:30 PM, with three bright lights on front. The witness reports, "My girlfriend and I were traveling south on I-5 about one hour north of Bakersfield. I was in the passenger seat and noticed what appeared to be a plane coming towards us on the east side of the freeway. As it came closer it made a sharp turn north flying very low lighting up the ground beneath it. When it became very visible, it was shaped similar to a Flying Triangle but it didn't appear tall enough for a human to be in side. It then would pull up at about 80 degree angle wobbling a little as if slightly out of control, and made a slow very sharp U-turn heading down and along the ground repeating the same thing over and over again until we lost sight of it. Just as we were losing site a police car went speeding in the direction of the object.
SALEM -- Three witnesses were traveling on Kuebler Road on March 29, 2002, at 7:20 PM when they noticed bright headlights in the distance that did not appear to be moving. The witness states, "My girlfriend myself and a friend started watching this craft. When we got to Sunnyview, it was right there not moving, but sitting in the air quietly. The craft was a triangular shape, but the front was kind of cut off, so it would not really complete a triangle form. It had really bright lights at each corner. About a quarter of a mile up the road it turned left on Walker Road, when we approached to the other side of the field, it took off never accelerating just one instant speed. The back was a little different. At each end of the craft it had bright lights. Along the sides of the craft it had a light that had a different rhythm to it. It blinked different from anything I have seen. Since it was bright I could see a dome like shape stick out. If it were to sit on the ground it would rock or teeter. The lights never pointed at the ground like a helicopter's spotlights. The lights were like straight ahead. However, it was so bright that it lit the ground beneath it. You could see the grass greens in it.
MT. HOOD -- Jackie Burns writes that in summer 1999, I was visiting Satva Institute. The people who own the institute are very nice people who say that UFOs are a common experience. I was skeptical but I went out with my boyfriend when darkness fell to see what all the talk was about. I was very, very surprised to see unusual happenings in the sky that night. What I saw was what at first appeared to be a satellite except that it split from one piece into three pieces. It was moving in an odd fashion when I noticed it and then it divided into three equally sized units. I also saw other maneuvers that satellites do not make. Not exact "right angles" but angles that are strange. After the object split into three units of equal size they traveled for about 30 seconds one in front of the other and then they merged into one object again. They were the size of a satellite. This was the most impressive anomaly in the sky that night however there were others. I would say we viewed eight or ten separate unusual objects of similar size going in odd directions, then making angles, and then disappearing entirely. I cannot explain it except to say that this was not ordinary at all, it was quite thrilling to see, and I was amazed. Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPOKANE -- Brian Vike says his witness reports observing a variety of bright nocturnal lights on a regular basis since February 2, 2002, near Palouse. The witness is taking photographs through a 200 x Meade telescope and a 35 mm Canon AE-1, but most of the photos are simply blobs of light. In some shots at shorter shutter speeds, the lights take on a discernible "saucer" shape. On the evening of February 4, he observed a large "sparkling" light hanging over the Palouse. He says, "I noticed a large jet aircraft fly over my house, and then fly a circular pattern under the light and thinking those pilots must have seen that light!" Two nights later on a stormy night at 9:30 PM the wind and rain lit up, a large light "popped up" and a jet aircraft dove from above and flew directly at it. The light began a rapid movement to the north, with the aircraft following! Since that time, I have observed a variety of jet aircraft patrolling the skies flying patterns for hours on a nightly basis. When the "lights" began appearing I contacted local law enforcement, the local civilian and military airfields, the local newspaper, and UFO investigators. On March 27, 2002, the witness saw a bright fluorescent creme color light pop up at 8:45 PM that shimmers blues, greens, and reds. I observed the light for three minutes before it moved in what I have come to believe is a very deliberate track or pattern, which is repeated in almost all "sightings." Thanks to Brian Vike
TORONTO -- Cindy writes, there seems to be more activity up here in Mississauga, just west of Toronto, than I've been aware of in the past. My son and I saw something strange about three weeks ago now. Last night, I struck up a conversation with a couple of ladies in a restaurant. Anyway, they told me that on Saturday night (April 6), they both witnessed an object shoot down from the sky. She said, it was red and after it landed, she saw smoke. She tried to tell her husband about it, but he discounted her. From her description, it sounded like a meteor hit not far from her home.
TELKWA MOUNTAINS, BRITISH COLUMBIA - - Brian Vike writes, I just saw the tape of a UFO over the mountains. My first impression was WOW! It looked exactly like a comet but with a short flaming tail. It was huge! The object was heading towards the Telkwa Mountains range at a high altitude. The front of this object looked like the front of a bullet but was very large. The flames were massive and fanned out into a V shape which followed close behind. Actually it reminded me of the space shuttle with flames coming out. It was very slow moving because the witness went inside to grab her camera and she still caught this object on tape for sometime afterwards. I must say I am impressed by this and right now have no idea what this was. This was "not" space debris.
SMITHERS -- The witness came out of the Hollywood Video store at 10:00 P.M. got into his car and starting driving down the road, when something caught his eye. He could see the object rather well and pulled over to watch on February 1, 2002. He saw it fly over the town for five minutes descending like a para-glider with "one" bright white light that would go bright or dim. The witness mentioned that para-gliders often flew off Hudson Bay Mountain but no one flies at night since it is too dangerous. The object would have been about the size of a para-glider if you were standing next to it, but the object was flying at about 1500 feet so it was probably much larger. It slowly made turns over the town of Smithers in the overcast weather. The witness did not know who or where to report this, until he read the UFO article in the newspaper. Investigators Note: There is more than normal air traffic around our area after these sightings indicating government interest. This is also confirmation to the February 1, 2002, sighting in which three ladies witnessed a large boomerang shaped object 3 kilometers east of Telkwa.
SOUTHBANK, B.C. -- Midsummer two years ago, I saw a red light that kept moving back and forth at about 10:45 PM. A week later, I observed the same thing and my first instinct was that it was mapping something. That winter, my husband and I both saw three white and possibly red lights that were on the same machine. These lights were moving over the east side of Mollice Lake. This light continued back and forth at a fairly good clip and was stopping and turning faster than anything that Canada has. I pointed directly at it, and it took off incredibly fast over Stick Hill. A month and a half ago my husband and I took a night walk and while laying on the snow we saw six lights with quite a bit of distance between them moving in a V pattern. Thanks to Brian Vike.
BAVARIA -- On April 6, 2002, strange lights in the sky baffled Bavarians late on April 6, 2002, as hundreds of panicked callers jammed police telephone lines seeking an explanation. Reports of an unsettling late-night natural light show came from all over the Southern German state. "It was like a huge fireworks." Pilots flying into Munich airport radioed the control tower with reports of unusual lights in the sky. Ufologist Joachim Koch reports the strange lights were a large bolide meteor, which exploded in the atmosphere. A piece of debris, which was still luminous when it came down, fell into the garden of a Bavarian farmer, who turned it over to the police. As told by Koch, "Preliminary analysis suggests it to be a piece of a meteorite." Thanks to The Electric Warrior :http://www.electricwarrior.com
ABC News / March 24, 2002, reports, "The Northern Territory's Wycliffe Well Roadhouse may be famous for its UFO sightings in the sky, but it seems there has now been a ground encounter." Lou Farcus has been a resident at Wycliffe Well for the last 17 years and says workers on the Alice Springs to Darwin railway at a site west of the roadhouse have also seen unusual lights in the sky. Mr. Farcus says several weeks ago an Aboriginal woman had a close encounter. "Her knowledge of the area gave her the instinct it wasn't anything to do with the army or the railway so she turned round to go back and have a look at it and saw this triangular sort of object in the paddock and all of a sudden she saw these silvery character looking people who started coming towards the vehicle, so she quickly turned around and took off," Mr. Farcus said. Thanks to Gary Farshores email@example.com
BRISBANE -- AAP Resident in the Brisbane suburbs of Redcliffe and Caboolture have reported four UFO sightings on March 30, 2002, police said. A police spokesman said two bright discs were seen hovering over Clontarf - later moving on to Beachmere. "We received the first call at about dusk, and the Caboolture police were also receiving sighting reports.
KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS --I am a subscriber and regular reader of Filer's Files and have noticed that there seems to be an increasing amount of reports about "Flying Triangles." On February 9, 2002, I was being dropped home by some adamantly non-UFO-believing friends and we had stopped outside my home on the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. While we were saying our good-byes Julie, who was in the back seat, pointed up through the windscreen and said "look at that triangle -- it's wobbling" -- as though the wobbling was the only thing out of the ordinary. I looked up immediately and saw a colorless equilateral triangle at about 5,000 feet altitude and was about 2 cm in size on each side. It remained stationary for a couple of seconds while wobbling, then sped off to the west at a very high speed and vanished. This is the third mysterious aircraft I have seen since December. Randal.Foley@citec.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
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