UFO SIGHTINGS CONTINUE HIGH:
The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world. Features this week are: New Planet like object found past Pluto, Possible ET habitats on Europa, New York sightings and a daylight disc photo, Pennsylvania man died from cocaine, North Carolina red and white lights, Florida pilot sees UFO and fireball, Ohio streaking light, Illinois teardrop craft, Tennessee spheres and space formation, Texas lost time, Colorado light, California flying triangle video, Oregon UFO chases airliner, Washington UFOs, Hawaii green fireball, Ireland flying triangle, Netherlands 12 UFOs, Italy white teardrop, Azerbaijan disk, India boomerang, and Australian UFO shoots past office building. Boeing plans to build biggest Pelican.
CalTech astronomers have discovered an object more than half Pluto's diameter in the Kuiper Belt. This belt is the collection of primordial icy bodies that circles our Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune and represents the "leftovers" of planetary formation. "This helps to displace the opinion that Pluto is a planet," says Brian Marsden of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who thinks Pluto is instead the largest Kuiper Belt object found so far. The size of the new object, named Quaoar, was measured by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is about 1250 kilometers in diameter, making it the largest object found in the Solar System since Pluto itself in 1930. Mike Brown and Chad Trujillo of Caltech first spotted Quaoar in June after months of surveying the Kuiper Belt with an automated 1.2-metre telescope. They announced their discovery on Monday at the Division of Planetary Sciences meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. October 2, NewScientist.com news service
Galileo space probe data suggests there's an ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa, which is Earth-like and could harbor life. The moon's icy crust is relatively thin, with cracks and vents, which would allow gases, heat and organic matter to reach water underneath. This is same situation that probably exists on Mars. Europa's Ocean may be like the icy bodies of water on Earth, such as the Arctic Ocean, which is our smallest ocean and occupies the area around the North Pole. It's exposed to air and heat through its cracking and melting ice. Another similar body of water is Lake Vostok in Antarctica, which is one of the deepest-known bodies of fresh water on Earth and resembles the ice-covered oceans that are being discovered elsewhere in the Solar System. It may even harbor undiscovered forms of life. Dr. Cynan Ellis-Evans says, "These new interpretations suggest that a Europan ocean could be dynamically interacting with the moon's surface atmosphere over short time scales that increase opportunities for life to exist and evolve." Clouds of sulfur spewing from Io, another of Jupiter's moons, could be reaching Europa. "If we're getting a sulfur source going into the lake it's an exciting possibility," he says. "It increases the opportunity for life." One theory is that a meteorite carrying microbes could have crashed into Europa. NASA is considering sending a robotic probe to Europa to drill through the ice and look for life. Another possible ET habitat is a planet orbiting around another star that has a circular orbit, meaning it could be Earth-like. Researcher Chris McCarthy says, "Now it's seeming like there is a sizable and well-populated class of giant planets that have circular orbits." This newly discovered planet orbits a star called Tau Gruis, which is about 100 light-years away. Thanks to London Sunday Telegraph October 6, 2002
STATEN ISLAND -- On September 28, 2002, at exactly 8 PM the witness reports, "Myself and my landlord witnessed a strange bright white light moving northeast. We live directly in the flight path of JFK and LGA and we can easily distinguish types of aircraft. I served at Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts and based on my experience, what we saw last night was no aircraft. Firstly, its altitude could not have been more than a 3000 feet, and it was traveling quite slowly. We reside in Emerson Hill and have a great view. This object was emitting a singular bright white light, and had no port, starboard, or tail blinking lights. It made no sound as we watched it fly right over the house and then up the coast. This is the second sighting in the last month. The other was a satellite moving faster than anything we've ever seen, all moving in exactly the same trajectory at the same distance away from each other again moving in a northeasterly direction. The object we saw last evening was no aircraft, we don't know what it was and have been unable to receive help from the FAA, Coast Guard or local media.
CENTER MORICHES -- We were at a birthday party on September 28, 2002, where there was no alcohol or any other mind altering substance being used. I'm an 47 year old female with a BA in Human Relations. The other two witnesses are male about 40 and 50 years of age. We noticed aircraft in formation at 8:15 PM, and the first was a plane with the usual red/green blinking lights, heading west, following that was a white light moving about the same speed, not fast but steady, but with no blinking lights. One of the other eye witnesses made the observation that it was much too close to the first object to be a plane, because they're not allowed to fly so near each other. The third object was the same short distance away following the 2nd object and was also a white light with no blinking lights. We watched until they were out of our view. NUFORC
NEW YORK CITY -- Paul Greco was driving his car on FDR Drive near 96th Street at 4:45 PM, when he saw a disk shaped UFO moving at 20 to 30 miles an hour on June 21, 2001. He was in heavy traffic when he noticed a dull orange craft moving near the highway an above some apartments buildings. Paul grabbed his camera and took several pictures as he drove along. He zoomed in to get a close up while dodging cars and took a shot of the craft just as it flew behind a building. He showed his photographs during my recent briefing to the Yonkers MUFON meeting. He missed the close up shot, but the best photo is on my website. Thanks to Paul Greco and a wonderful MUFON audience.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY -- Point Township Police Chief Gary Steffen announced that 39-year-old Todd Sees, who was found dead August 6, 2002, near his home after a two-day manhunt, died from a cocaine overdose. "The immediate cause of death has been determined to be cocaine toxicity. The manner of death is listed as accidental." Toxicology analysis was done by Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley. These tests were requested after the autopsy back in August failed to determine Todd See's cause of death. Unanswered questions remain: why would a healthy outdoorsman and husband, and father of two sons go on a Sunday morning hunting trip on August 4 and ingest enough cocaine to kill himself? Further, what is behind the "eyewitness reports" about four witnesses seeing a silver disk over Montour Ridge and seeing a man "drawn up into it?" Thanks to Linda Howe http://www.earthfiles.com
Editors Note: The witness reports of a UFO to Peter Davenport's National UFO Reporting Center may have had no connection with the unfortunate death of Todd Sees.
HOLDEN BEACH -- On the evening of September 19, 2002, the witness reports, "My husband I were fishing at 9 PM, when we noticed on the horizon at low cloud level bright red large lights. Early in the sighting one of the red lights split into two and faded. After we watched these lights for about ten minutes my husband stood up to walk down to the surf to reel his fishing line in and suddenly just beyond the surf and very close to us, four white lights lit up one at a time in a row as if they were attached to something. These lights stayed lit for about 4 seconds and faded out and the red lights on the horizon lit up again. One at a time the red lights would light up and fade after about 4 seconds. I ran into the house to get binoculars and told my father in law to come out and watch. He came out with me. My husband told us, "Two more red lights had lit up in the sky." As soon as I sat down two more red lights lit up and one of the lights emitted a beam from the side of it and within the beam were small white lights in a row. After the last two red lights we saw nothing else for the rest of the night. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
DAYTONA BEACH APPROACH -- On October 4, 2002, an Embry-Riddle pilot was flying northbound at 10:40 PM, and in contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC)on 132.65. He broadcast very excited, "I just had a near miss." ATC asked him what type of aircraft he saw and where it was? The pilot responded, "It was not an aircraft, it was just a short way off my right wing. It came upon me very suddenly and soared upward and was about the size of a baby carriage." ATC asked him if it could have been a bird? The pilot responded "No it was no bird, it soared upward fast; I have no idea what it was" The controller related some unusual sights he had seen during his career flying USAF C-130s, and he tried to calm the pilot, but the he remained a bit excited about what he had seen, insisting that it was a strange unsettling sight. Eventually the ATC handed him off to 125.8, another Daytona Beach Approach frequency. Thanks to Allan Stern
KEY WEST -- The witness was out walking his two year old before bedtime on September 28, 2002, when he saw flying behind a neighbor's house and over the sea was a large object traveling southeast. It was losing altitude as if on approach to the Boca Chica Naval Air Base at about 8:45 PM. It traveled too fast for a plane, too slow for a meteor, and seemed a bit orange colored, bright and fuzzy around the edges. 'We've never seen anything like this.
VERO BEACH -- On September 28, 2002, the witness was standing at the bus stop at 7:06 AM, when he looked up and saw a fiery object hovering above me. He reports, "I watched it for about 1 to 2 minutes, then it flew backwards." At that time I was distracted by someone coming out of their house and I looked towards that direction, then when I looked back up at the object it was gone. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
WESTERVILLE -- The witness was driving northwest on a non-lighted country road on September 23, 2002, when he saw at about 75 degrees in the northwest sky, an oval light that was about half the size of the full moon. It flew west to north for about two seconds after it appeared and shot across the sky at 10:22 PM. The brightness was as bright as the full moon but moved too fast to be a plane. It vanished into the darkness without leaving a streak in the sky. It happened so quickly, but I will never forget the intensity. This is the first time I have ever experienced this type of phenomenon. Thanks to Peter Davenport
RIVER FOREST -- My father and I were outside in our backyard on September 28, 2002, with our binoculars and telescope to try and see the stars. When all of a sudden this teardrop craft just shoots on by traveling towards the west with about 8 dark yellow lights revolving lights around it in opposite direction of its movement. It moved so quickly we cant describe it any more detail.
TAYLORVILLE -- We were traveling west on September 21, 2002, with my daughter, my neighbor, her stepson and my grandson. Our ages range from 8 to 49. I first noticed what I thought was a large bright star in the lower sky at 7 PM just after sunset. I thought it was a star, but I started seeing up to 7 at once. They were very bright silver and moved after a few minutes and appeared to have tails and were flying over Springfield. We called our husbands on the cell phone who were in the truck just ahead of us, and they saw them too. These were not airplanes because they sat in one place to long, moved, then changed formation and stayed there. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
GERMANTOWN -- While photographing cloud formations on September 28, 2002, the witness noted a shining object in western sky and obtained a photograph at 4:40 PM. The object was near faint clouds at about six thousand feet. The witness states, There was a metallic flash of light, and I computer magnified the image to 20x and it consists of at least two silver spheres connected together by possibly a third sphere or other object." It is a small image which is viewed from one end of the object with the opposite end offset to the right and therefore visible in the picture. The area between the end spheres is obscured by the near end.
MEMPHIS -- At 7:51 PM, my mother and I were in her back yard watching the space station flying directly over head from a southwest to a northeast direction on September 28, 2002, The entire time we were viewing the object, we were also viewing another object following the International Space Station keeping the same distance always. The station looked bigger and whiter than the second vehicle being smaller with dimmer white light. The two could have been at different altitudes? If one were to take both fists, join them together at the thumb knuckles and hold them up to the sky at arms length, and another doing the same as you, with both sets of fists touching pinkie fingers, side-by-side, that was the approximate distance by which the second vehicle was trailing the station and matching it's speed. We were both stone cold sober.
(NUFORC Note: Witness is correct. ISS passed just south of Memphis at 19:49-19:54 hrs. on this date. We do not know what the second object was in formation with the ISS, but it may have been a Russian "Progress" resupply capsule. A sighting of the ISS was reported from Victorville, CA, on the same night, which also mentioned the second light, which appeared to be trailing behind the ISS, and it was small in apparent size. See http://www.heavens-above.com/
ALAMO -- The witness had stepped out of her house to take the kids to pick up some hamburgers on September 24, 2002, and when I looked at the field next to our house I saw two big bright lights hovering at 8 PM. I stared at them and asked my kids if they were seeing what I was seeing and they told me yes. As we got in the van and I started to drive the UFO started moving in our direction. My kids were just starring at it and it had a lot of lights. It was just moving along next to us but in the sky. Suddenly it past us and then it went side ways and headed back towards us and there it was next to us again. No sound ever came out of it like an airplane or helicopter. It was silent with little movement. As we got to Burger King it disappeared. When we got home I asked the kids to draw what they had seen and the drew a plate like image with lights on it.
GRAPEVINE -- The witness first spotted a UFO at friend's house at 8:00 PM in the southwestern sky on September 25, 2002. The object was a blinking dot of white and blue light that dropped down from about 40,000 feet in about five seconds and was gone. My vehicle was acting strangely with the gauges not reading the correct data. Before arriving to my friend's house, I had filled up my car full of gas and was heading south on Highway 121. At 8:30 PM the highway lights went out, an encompassing bright white light flashed before me. Before I knew it, I was suddenly heading west on Interstate 30 and the time was now 9:30 PM. The distance between the point I was at on 121 South to the point I found myself at on 30 West is ten miles and does not take one hour to travel and my gas tank is empty.
ARLINGTON -- I walked outside on September 23, 2002, and looked up and saw what seemed like a Stealth Bomber airplane at 8:30 PM, but the lights were very dim. The plane looked like it was huge with about ten lights in a symmetrical pattern. It was flying very slow.. and no noise was heard. After I lost it over the apartment roof. I ran to watch it some more but it had disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
COLUMBINE -- While my wife and I were hunting six miles north of Columbine when we saw a round silver object in the sky on September 21, 2002, that remained in one place for over 30 minutes starting at 1 PM. I took a compass reading on it and it was at 135 degrees from north in the southeastern sky 30 degrees above the horizon. I was looking through my binoculars at an eagle when I noticed the object. The sky was very blue and clear and there was definitely something in the sky. I handed the binoculars over to my wife and she thought it looked like a balloon, but this object did not move for over 30 minutes. We continued to view this object at 3 to 5 minute intervals and it did not move. Several high flying jets flew near this objects, but the jets appeared to be much lower than this object based upon the jet wash trails. After 40 minutes, we could not find the object again in the same portion of the sky. We scanned the area for several minutes. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
DANVILLE -- It was very dark outside at 10:30 PM, and we all looked up to see a bright neon orange saucer moving at a very slow rate on September 20, 2002. It hovered for less than two minutes and disappeared beyond the hills. It seemed like it was spinning very fast and was actually glowing. There were rays of light shining off of it. I was with about 100 people outside a park and all you could hear was screaming from all of my friends. There was a small dome on top of the saucer. The bottom of the saucer was smooth and rounded. My friend took pictures. There were ten search planes in my area after it happened that were flying very low and we also saw a military jet fly by. Thanks to Virgil Staff, Western Regional Direction for the Mutual UFO Network, for the follow-up investigation.
LONG BEACH -- On September 23, 2002, at 9:15 PM, the witness heard a loud jet and looked up to see lights flashing. The witness stated, "I could not believe what I was looking at, I could see a light shaped triangle flashing and changing colors from red to white, to green, then to blue." I called my wife and daughter who also saw them. There was another triangle of lights flashing and changing colors all at the same time. I saw a total of 11 lights, 3 triangles, and 2 single lights in front of two of the triangles. I also counted two jets flying back and forth at a high rate of speed observing the lights. Thanks to Peter Davenport
THE SANCTUARY -- James reports that four separate groups at the Sanctuary saw four flying triangles over the Sanctuary and a multitude of other craft during CSETI training. Dr. Steven Greer and 30 guests were witness to the sightings. The triangle was witnessed by all four groups and filmed by three and there is excellent footage. Steve Mareno with PSI Applications, Dr. Greer's group, Bill, Fern and family and another family were all present. This makes four independent groups all of which witnessed, three of which filmed the triangles. The first triangles shut down the cameras. None worked. The last large one allowed three of the groups to film it. I do not know what it takes to validate the ongoing activity and contacts but to any reasonable mind this should be a clincher. Thanks to James.
ROGUE RIVER -- Jeff Moore a former SR-71 air force mechanic phoned to report, Out of the south came a streaking object green colored object that caught up with a commercial airliner and started playing tag on September 25, 2002, at 10 PM and departed east. It flew to the left and right of the aircraft. Some of the passengers must have seen the UFO. Because of this sighting Jeff got his Night-vision scope and started watching the skies. There is a regular flight path for airliners flying overhead. Another UFO was picked up in the Night-vision scope about 8:15 PM, on September 28, he and his wife saw a high speed object that appeared lower than the airplane but passed just underneath the commercial airliner. Thanks to Jeff Moore.
SPOKANE -- At 4:51 AM, I was looking at a cluster of 7 stars just ahead of the constellation of Orion on September 20, 2002. I was trying to see how many I could count when three objects streaking south crossed the sky. There were no lights, though the objects were whitish-gray in color. They were not illuminated. These things were moving at supersonic speed, faster than any fighter ever flown on this planet, but were slower than shooting stars. Suddenly, the middle object shot left, then right again, splitting the other two. No craft on earth can make that turn at those G-forces. All three objects were gone within five seconds. It was the dandiest thing I've ever seen. These were not lights, nor even lighted craft; these were craft that were illuminated only by moonlight. They were solid yet there was no trail left and no sound.
SEATTLE -- The witness spotted streaking objects with a smoke steam tail that appeared just above the horizon, just before sunrise on September 28, 2002. He said, "The first appeared at 6:50 AM, and the second at about 7:10 AM. I observed both with a low-power telescope and could see the plume of smoke/steam trailing as the objects burned in descent. Both appeared first as brilliant points of light, becoming comet-like in appearance as they descended. My guess is that they were satellite debris. Both left cloud remnants that were brightly illuminated by the rising sun.
HONOLULU -- We were having party at my back yard on September 28, 2002, and three of us saw a "green fireball" fall down from the sky very fast at 9:27 PM. It was very bright and clear. The fireball seemed to have a round/circle shape.
Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
A young woman called to report that she and her son had been witness to a very peculiar flying triangular-shaped object, with lights in its corners, on September 23, 2002. It was hovering near their home, and in the vicinity of a nearby highway. Mother and son witnessed the peculiar object for several minutes, at which time it suddenly accelerated, and moved out of their sight very quickly. Thanks to NUFORC
OOSTERHOUT -- On September 19, 2002, the witness noticed some beautiful colors in the sky at 10:23 PM. He states, "It was beautiful, all those colors and shapes; I've never seen anything like this before." It was first something like a square, then it began to change into a perfect bowl. Nothing stepped out of those 'ships', but I'm sure it was something extraterrestrial. It's just unbelievable, I can't describe it. It had an aura around it, that was amazing. It kept on changing colors, the beauty of it was unbelievable!
GENOA -- The witness reports seeing a white teardrop shaped object high in the western sky at 7:30 PM, on September 20, 2002. He says, "I was watching it with a non powerful telescope, and it did not seem to have a rough surface. Unfortunately, the teardrop got covered by clouds soon after I discovered it.
NAXCIVAN -- The witness reports, "My friends own the Internet Cafe and I closed up late that night. It had been raining, but the rain stopped as I left the cafe at 3:30 AM, on September 25, 2002. It was a very dark night, and I looked up and saw a big X like a disc hovering above us. WOW, it was very big. It was so big that it didn't allow the rain to fall on us. I think it was 500 to 600 meters in diameter and it was hovering over the city. I saw one man shoot his pistol about eight times at the object, and it started to move away. Then it started to rain again. The police came and arrested the man. I'm 100% sure this was a UFO.
NEW DELHI -- This to inform you that on September 20, 2002, at 2000 hours, I noticed an amazing thing in sky and for a moment I was in doubt what it was, but I was able to realize that it could be a UFO. Because, this thing was totally different from any type of airplane or spaceship I have known so far. Also the thing was certainly not an airplane it was too large. The shape of the UFO was triangular, basically it was in a shape of boomerang. I could see the lights on that boomerang in zigzag form. If you want some more detail just contact me.
ADELAIDE -- On September 30, 2002, on Monday, at 1 PM a large circular object, grey/white in color was seen by the witness shooting straight up. It went out of view as it shot up past the third floor of the office building as the witness walked past. While facing north the object shot directly past the office window. The object moved so fast, no specific details were observed apart from its general colour/shape/size. The object seemed about 75 meters from the building and was about 10-40 meters in diameter. The more I thought about this, the stranger the sighting seemed. As I say it, I said to my colleague "Hey, did you see that?" My collage turned around just in time to miss the event -- everyone else in the office on that floor seemed preoccupied. The US Ambassador was a guest speaker in our building two days later. Thanks to Sue in Australia.
Joe Stefula reports Boeing plans to build the world's largest aircraft called the Pelican, capable of delivering battle tanks directly into a war zone. Its wingspan will be more than 500 feet compared to an 747 wingspan of 195 feet. It will be able to fly 14,000 tons of cargo more than 10,000 miles and will be designed to fly 50 feet above the ocean, using the buoyant aerodynamic effect of flying close to the water to provide its maximum economic range. It will be able them to deliver thousands of troops, tanks and aid anywhere in the world in a fraction of the time presently taken by cargo ships. The Pelican has the capacity to carry up to 17 main battle tanks, which each weigh more than 50 tons.
The largest military cargo aircraft in service at present is the Russian Antonov 225, which has a range of 2,800 miles. The Pelican would land and take off on civilian or military runways like a conventional aircraft but it has up to 38 sets of landing gear and 76 tires to spread the weight more evenly. Powered by four advanced turboprop engines, it would be capable of cruising over land at up to 20,000 feet, although its maximum effectiveness would be over water. Blaine Rawdon, the Pelican project manager, said: "It will be much faster than ships at a fraction of the operational cost of commercial aircraft.
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