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Filer's Files
#24-2008
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
June 11, 2008

George Filer: Majorstar@verizon.net
See all the photos at: www.nationalufocenter.com
and http://www.ufoweek.com

Mars Lander Scoops Up Soil

On Sunday, Sol 14 of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission, mechanical shakers inside the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer attempted to loosen clumped soils on the device's screens to allow material to fall into the oven for analysis.

The commands for this shaking action were to be sent to the spacecraft late morning Sunday, Pacific Daylight Time, and results will be reported Monday, June 9. Also on Sol 14, the robotic arm will acquire a sample from the "Baby Bear" site intended for the MECA microscopy station. Delivery of that sample will occur no earlier than Sol 16, after testing is done to sprinkle the sample.

Engineers operating the Robotic Arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander are testing a revised method for delivering soil samples to laboratory instruments on Phoenix's deck now that researchers appreciate how clumpy the soil is at the landing site. "We're a little surprised at how much this material is clumping together when we dig into it," said Doug Ming a Phoenix science team member from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.

The soil's physical properties are proving to be a challenge for getting a sample intended for one instrument to pass through a screen over a delivery opening. The instrument is the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Anaylzer, or TEGA, designed to bake and sniff samples to identify some key ingredients. The analyzer vibrated the screen for 20 minutes on Sunday but detected only a few particles getting through the screen, not enough to fill the tiny oven below. An image from the Robotic Arm Camera taken Saturday and other raw images are at: http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/images.php?gID=3402&cID=51

Mars Hale Crater #79 and Figure

Sean Ryan writes, "I thought you might find these photos interesting; they are near the Hale crater on mars."

There appears to be a Budda like figure on the left and artificial excavation to the right .Also there seems to exist a Swastika-like structure on the South East Basin of The Hale Crater

I have attached a enlarged photo of this area. These images are not falsified (as far as I can tell), I extracted them directly from European Space Agency photos posted on their web-site. Thanks to Sean Ryan

DNA Efficient Information Storage System

Paleontologists for some reason have ignored the possibility of intervention by extraterrestrials. They admit thousands even millions of mutations would be required to develop cells from the primordial soup to fish, primitive land creatures, then apes to hominids or primitive man. We know now that the DNA molecule is probably the most efficient information storage system in the entire universe.

The immensity of complex, coded and precisely sequenced information written on the DNA is amazing. The evidence speaks of intelligent, information-bearing design. Complex DNA coding would have been necessary for even the hypothetical first ‘so-called’ simple cell(s). A single cell is unbelievably complex being roughly equivalent to New York city in a bubble or the outer membrane of the cell. As we move in closer to examine the cell we see the huge buildings, roads, subways, bridges, auto traffic that represent the various parts of the cell. As we move closer inside the various buildings we find a network of electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning systems, elevators carrying people. Inside the offices are millions of computers and wiring chips. Now you have an idea of the complexity of a single cell that can duplicate itself in minutes.

Even Francis Crick the co-founder and Nobel Prize Winner stated, ‘An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.’

Crick reasoned that life could not have evolved from non-living chemicals under any conceivable earth conditions. He felt life did not originate on earth, and suggests a theory called panspermia. That the seeds of life are all through the universe. This concept basically infers that life, DNA, virus, bacteria, bombarded from space aboard meteorites and comets.

Crick proposed, in a book called “Life Itself,” that some form of primordial life was shipped to the earth billions of years ago in spaceships—by supposedly ‘more evolved’ (therefore advanced) alien beings. This concept basically infers that life, DNA, virus, bacteria, bombarded Earth from space aboard meteorites and comets.

Personally, I have seen the spaceships and tracked them on radar and have spoken with dozens of people including astronauts and key heads of state who conclude that extraterrestrials visit Earth.

Lee R. Burger is director of paleoanthropolgy unit for research and exploration at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in his excellent book “In the Footsteps of Eve” states, “The fossil evidence for modern human origins in the critical time period between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago is, like archaics, frustratingly rare. In fact, the entire fossil evidence of anatomically modern-looking humans from around the world, and over 60,000 years wouldn't fill a card table."

Dr. Burger does not mention the possibility of alien intervention, however he points out the difficulty the task is for paleontologists to study the history of human development.

He explains, "Eighty percent of the fossil record is composed of teeth, because enamel on teeth are the hardest part of the body. The recovery of any complete bone of a hominid fossil is so rare that it is considered an exception."

This is why there is so often controversy around discoveries that involved the naming of new species. The history of the human race is built on a series of assumptions and little real evidence. The assumption is that mutation caused changes creating increasingly complicated organisms. I suggest it is more likely that an advanced organism mated with a less advanced organism. Today breeding provides all types of dogs, horses, cows, in various colors and sizes. So far the dogs remain as dogs, horses remain horses and cows are still cows. They have not changed into other species. The apes, gorillas, and chimpanzees still remain after millions of years as their own species.

Dr. Burger gives us hints that the evidence is not as strong as the profession would like us to believe. "Because these changes happened over hundreds of thousands of years and left tiny fragments of proof, the task of identifying the transition forms between species is a highly speculative exercise with a huge margin of error. Of the 400,00 couples in that line, our existing fossil record would randomly represent fewer than 5,000 individuals. And even then not all of these individuals are part of the human lineage and would therefore not be entitled to stand in that line. In any other discipline, it would be precocious to use such a small sample to try and define the universe.

The challenge of pale anthropology is first to inspect the existing evidence and visualize the human family line, then to place those individuals in the line up. Although it is woefully incomplete, the cast of significant characters in the hominid fossil record is substantially larger than it was a decade ago, due to the number of new discoveries. There is now general consensus that there were at least four broad categories of hominid that emerged after the split from the ancient chimpanzee lineage—although any new discovery has the potential to change this. The evolutionary pathway appears to have led first from a common ancestor with the chimpanzee to the genus Ardipithecus between four and five million years ago and then to the gracile autralopithecines before the emergence of the robust australopithcines and our own genus Homo, approximately 2.5 million years ago. P.31

I suggest these changes in species were planned by superior intelligence (extraterrestrials) to breed a better hominid to work in the mines. Indeed many developments occurred in the Johannesburg, South Africa area where gold was first mined.

A remarkable window into this evolutionary adaptation is being studied at the world famous Sterkfontein site west of Johannesburg in South Africa. There, in a cave deposit known as Member 4, is evidence of a speciation event: fossils of one species exhibiting a shift in morphology that eventually turns them into another species.
The speciation window at Sterkfontein has been –dated between 2.8 and 2.6 million years ago, fairly soon after the intensification of global cooling. The individual africanus specimens recovered there show an astounding anatomaical variation, the implications of which are still being considered.

It would appear that africanus through the development of bigger teeth and more humanlike physiology—is being transformed either into robust ape-man form or true humans—or both! Although, it is premature to speculate on what we will eventually make of these fossils, there is a real possibility that a transition from ape-man to human occurred in South Africa. P.36

I suggest the creation of the first human was by design. The location where the largest gold deposits exist was not an accident. Furthermore, their bodies and mentality made them ideal mine workers. The Africanus male stands about 3.5 feet tall and would have weighed about 99 to 132 pounds while the female weighs 55 to 77 pounds. Being short and muscular would allow the Africanus to follow the gold veins. They also had a larger brain and long arms that would be useful for digging.

Pyramids Are Evidence of Advanced Technology

In ancient Egypt a dynastic race with elongated heads, often called cone heads is well known. Many of the Pharaohs and priests buried in tombs have these strange skulls that are much larger than normal Humans. D.E. Derry wrote in The Journal of Egyptian Archeology (1956) a survey of skeletal remains of ancients in Egypt. Derry said, skulls " (of) Predynastic people ... under no circumstances could we consider them to be the same race" as the clearly larger headed bodies also found buried in Egypt.

Derry continues, "It is also very suggestive of the presence of a dominant race, perhaps relatively few in numbers but greatly exceeding the original inhabitants in intelligence; a race which brought into Egypt the knowledge of building in stone, of sculpture, painting, reliefs, and above all writing; hence the enormous jump from the primitive predynastic Egyptian to the advanced civilization of the Old Empire."

The scholars claim the Great Pyramid at Giza was built by conventional methods, yet when I visited the site I was unable to insert my Visa card between the 15 ton blocks that were on the north face because they were built with such great precision. Two pyramids are much larger than the four others. The Great Pyramid is one of largest structures ever built. Let's assume the pharaoh had all the men he needed to move the great blocks needed to build the Great Pyramid.

The Great Pyramid reached a height of 490 feet and contains and incredible 2,600,000 stones that weigh over six million tons. At a completion rate of ten stones a day with each stone weighing at least three tons or more would take 250,000 days or six hundred and sixty years. Imagine dozens of Pharaohs generation after generation working seven days a week for 660 years to build the Great pyramid. There is one next to it almost as big. What is not generally realized there are two gigantic pyramids and three smaller ones.

My co-pilot was an engineer and felt it could not be built even today with our best equipment.

The King’s Chamber contains 70 ton (140,000 pound) blocks of rare, red granite formed into a roof deep inside the pyramid. This unusual granite comes from a quarry found 600 miles away. Egyptologists tell us wooden rollers or trees were used to move the 70 ton blocks over the 600 miles. There are no forests in Egypt so the trees themselves are a giant problem as well. So a mythical forest was used to move the blocks? To import the trees would require the greatest fleet of ships in history. Also consider tugging these huge blocks of stone would quickly destroy most trees.

If we assume a loss of ten rollers per block, we would need 26 million trees. Where did the ancients find the trees and how did they build a smooth enough road to drag the stones? Even upon reaching the building site the 70 ton stones had to be lifted hundreds of feet in the air to put them in place. I doubt even are biggest helicopters could lift stones of this size.

Dr. M. K. Jessup, a research scientist who constructed and operated the Southern hemisphere’s largest refracting telescope and wrote the “The Case for UFOs” concluded no engineers on Earth could have built the pyramids, the only possible method was visitors from space. He simply states, no power on Earth could have built the Great Pyramid and many of the huge stone structures around the world. The lifting engine to move the blocks was most likely a huge spaceship.

California Photo UFO

BALBOA ISLAND – J. A. Watson writes she took a series of photos on June 1, 2008, from 5:45 tp 6:30 POM. Several have strange objects within the film as shown here. I enlarged the shapes so that you could see the different shapes from black to curve line and white dots.

I was wondering if this is some kind of dimensional field that could be a space station for these alien ships. Many of the images have orbs that seem to coming out of the sun's rays. Weird pictures. Thanks to J. A. Watson

BELL -- On June 1, 2008, at approximately 7 PM, I saw one white orb in the sky. It was completely static in the sky despite it being a windy day over a Los Angeles suburb. Then, to the left of it another white orb appeared. I brought out my digital camera to take pictures, but could not capture these two orbs.

My pictures would only reveal a blue sky. These two orbs did not move, but I suddenly could not view them. They were gone. Disappointed that I could no longer see them, I began to look around that general area in the sky and found two more orbs north from where the previous orbs had been. I was able to photograph these and in fact one orb seemed to split into two!

Again these orbs did not move until one orb became two separate orbs (a dim orb and a more defined orb). The dimmer orb moved slowly around the brighter more defined one very slowly. In fact, I could not see the movement, but just the different placement of it. The wind moved clouds in my view of these orbs and they became completely enveloped. I could no longer see them. I captured one last orb that appeared from the west and moved slowly across the sky towards the east, until I could not see it past buildings, etc. The difference about this orb was that it was yellow in appearance, as the others were white, and it moved slowly and steadily towards an easterly direction. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com

Connecticut Big Foot

NAUGATUCK -- I don't want to sound fanatic and hopefully there is a good explanation to all this. I'm not sure what I heard last night on June 3, 2008, at 1:30 or 2:00 AM. The backyard of my home is several yards from a sharp ravine that slopes down to into the woods and to a stream. Not too far from the stream is a reservoir located in a wooded area. With my window open last night, I heard what was like a whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop sound coming from the woods in the back of my house. At the same time, I heard a loud pitch screeching noise more near my house that nearly shook me out of bed. It seemed liked the screeching sound was closer to my home than the whooping sound. I know the woods could house many wild animals due to the stream in the back. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

Florida Photo

TAMPA -- We took our dog to Emerson Point, a park with trails and an outlook at the East end of Palmetto, FL on Tampa Bay at the mouth of the Manatee River. It was probably around 10 AM or so September 11, 2006. My husband loves taking scenic photos and snapped some shots from the top of the newly constructed overlook tower that offers great views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Eggmont Key. On that day we didn't notice anything. It would be accurate to say that our focus was on the bridge itself, not the surrounding sky, so we never observed the objects while we were there. Sometime later, when the photos were uploaded onto our computer and viewed, we noticed what looks like two round spheres in the sky to the left of the bridge.

We have no guess as to what they are. There were a number of photos taken during our outing, but this is the only photo with the appearance of orbs. The photos were taken with a Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D digital camera with a Quantaray MX AF zoom lens. (1:4~5:6 f=70~210mm). I am including said picture as well as another taken from the same location of the same area, just not zoomed in as far as the photo in question. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Illinois Missing Time

SILVER LAKE -- I was traveling on I-70 about 65 MPH, close to Silver Lake, on June 4, 2008, at 8:40 PM. I was going with a street light in front of me about 1/8 mile. I blinked my eyes and when my eyes opened the street light was about 1/4 mile to my rear. My GPS shows I was going 431 MPH. I pulled into the Silver Lake rest stop and took pictures of my GPS. I can email you a copy of my GPS picture if you want it. I will need an email address to mail it to. The best I can come up with is I was gone for a few seconds and was put back down in the place I would have been. The GPS was working perfectly before and after this. Thank to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

Louisiana - U.S. Navy Serviceman Witnesses UFOs

KINDER -- I was home on leave from the U.S. Navy between May 6 and 12, 1977, and met a couple of friends that were fishing in a canal about a mile north of town around 4:00 PM. My friends were in a boat fishing and started yelling and pointing like crazy for me to look up in the sky. They were yelling that it was a UFO! Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

Nevada Bright White Round Object

FERNLEY - Looking up into the southeastern sky on June 5, 2008, at 10:04 PM, my husband and I witnessed a round, bright white light about the size of a dime at arm's length. At first we thought the object was a low flying airplane. We noticed that the size was unusual and thought it might be the space station. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

New Mexico Lights

EL VADO -- We were 25 miles south of Dulce this past weekend, June 7 and 8, 2008, watching the black sky and saw a lot of white objects which looked like satellites traveling south to north and north to south and a few west to east from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. Four flew by at rapid speed and we figured we saw one every three minutes. Several times there were two or three not flying together but sharing air space.

On Youtube the NASA UFOs look very similar to what I saw. There were too many objects to be satellites. On Friday we saw 14 within 45 minutes and on Saturday we saw 18 within the hour. Of course we did not look continuously because we spent a lot of time talking about what we were seeing. These were not falling stars.

ELEPHANT BUTTE RESERVOIR -- My Family and I were camping on May 31, 2008; and we enjoyed a day of boating on the lake and had come in for dinner and an evening around the camp fire. There were five of us and we had just finished eating at 8:15 PM, when my husband said, "What the heck is that" and we all looked and in the northern sky was a very bright light. No stars were out yet and it was just too bright to be a star. My husband grabbed the binoculars and he could clearly see three lights, two on top and one on the bottom, in the shape of a triangle or upside-down teardrop. The object never moved, it stayed stationary for approximately 15 - 20 minutes.

We took a lot of pictures; we lost sight of it after the sun went down. None of us could believe what we were seeing. All of us looked through the binoculars and could see the three lights and it seemed to be changing color from a whiter light to a very reddish/orange light. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Pennsylvania -- Man Sees High Flying Dark Silent Object

SCRANTON -- On June 1, 2008, I saw this dark object at 4:20 PM, flying from north to south off to the distance from me a little bit. There was no sound. I live by a small airport and planes were flying around all day. Also above me is high traffic for passenger flights.

The dark object was moving slower than the planes that were flying around and I watched sunshine reflect off it and it didn't have visible wings. It seemed to be flying level for most of the time, then ascended slowly into the clouds. From the time I started watching it until it disappeared was about seven minutes.

When the large passenger planes and small private planes fly above me I can clearly hear them. This object was a lot closer and I didn't hear anything. As for the size, it was smaller than the private planes that were flying around (I did not see any wings), but bigger than a car.

Comments: The witness has eliminated most conventional explanations for his sighting in his report. However, given that the object was small a definitive shape could not be determined. If the object had been bigger or closer, perhaps an explanation could be given. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com

South Carolina A Very Low Bright Flying UFO

COLUMBIA -- On June 6, 2008, at 10:00 PM, I went out and noticed a bright star and realized it was moving. The light was white, no blinking lights like a plane. It moved at a steady and fairly slow speed across the sky to my north from downtown. Then, it changed direction and was headed right over my home. It was difficult to tell the height of this thing, I'd originally said no more than 100 feet over some tall pine trees. But when it got closer to my house, and it was within a few blocks, it vanished. I had binoculars out to stargaze and when I looked and saw it, I moved the binoculars back to my eyes but voila, it was gone. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

Texas Oval

FAIRVIEW -- I was a passenger in my mother's car heading south on Country Club Road 1378 heading back from a meeting with a Fire Department Chief on June 3, 2008, I saw an oval shaped object moving at a high rate of speed heading south. It was traveling at around a 20,000 feet altitude. I told my mother to look in the sky, but she was talking on the cell phone and did not see it, but my nephew in the back seat, spotted it also. As we watched it, I was amazed by the speed of this object. It was moving faster than anything I have ever seen in the sky. It kept its course and disappeared suddenly. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

DALLAS -- The orb shaped object was traveling south and the sun was setting west at a 45 angle. I am active duty military on leave in Texas. I work on aircraft, and have been on the flight line for almost 20 years. I am familiar with the flight patterns in my area as well. I am a prior certified aerial observer for helicopters. I have flown many hours as well. I am a veteran of Somalia, and the Gulf War, and am currently stationed on an active duty Marine Aviation base in Arizona. I did not have time to take a video or a picture but took this shot to provide the exact location of the sun, to include the showing of an aircraft flying nearby which lands at DFW about 30 miles west of this location.

I have a keen eye, never seen anything travel so fast. Camera type: Fuji Finepix S7000 (no pics of UFO just used as a reference angle) Thanks to (GySgt USMC) and MUFON CMS.

Editor's Note: Photo enlarged appears to show an orb below aircraft.

Washington Object Only Discovered in Photos

MT. ADAMS -- On May 30, 2008, the witness took photos between 2 and 5 PM, towards the mountains. She has sent several photos to UFOs Northwest during the past of objects that she does not see, only later discovers on her computer. She feels compelled to take photos and later discovers the objects while reviewing the photos. Generally the objects show up in a small percentage of the photos that she takes. The above photo was taken from the James Gilliland Ranch in Trout Lake, Washington a "UFO Hotspot."The witness also discovers many conventional objects in her photos like birds, insects, helicopters, and air planes. Therefore, she is not likely confusing these objects with conventional objects. (See website http://www.eceti.org.)

Questions to Professionals Posed by Witness:

I need your help or maybe guidance to find someone who can help me. I am a UFO buff, and take pictures that are blurred or not clear. The picture below is an example of this. This picture was taken 5/30/08 at Mt. Adams, with my new Canon 40D 55-350 mm zoom lens on auto focus. This camera takes 6.1 pictures per second. I believe the object is not a bird or bug, and is in fact blurred but not distorted due to the shutter speed. I could not see this object when I took the picture. Do you know if the science in this article below is correct or that my picture is a bug?

Comments From a Professional Photographer Obtained by Witness:

Looks like a real UFO to me, a bird would have been in focus, a bug close enough to be that big wouldn't have been. Set the camera to the same aperture and focus at ¡ç, and try yourself. Of course UFO means we don't know what it is, but its so fast its blurred the time-space continuum.
I'm forwarding this to my brother, a noted PHD and UFO researcher. Ken

Comments Received From Another Photographer:

My assessment...

1. If it is a bird, at the distant from you to the bird, 1/60 sec should keep the bird somewhat in focus. Based on the fact that you are using a 55-350 with the trees and mountain focussed with no vibration, tells me that you are shooting at least 1/60 sec or faster. Again, this bird should be somewhat clear.

2. If this is a fast moving object in the sky, you should see a slight trail one way or the other. Try using your 40D at 1/20 sec at a moving car, you'll see that there is a trailing end away from the moving car, not an even blur as shown on this picture.

3. The lighting condition on the mountain and trees is from left of the picture to the right. The moving object should also adopt the same lighting condition. We should be able to see the same lighting contrast. We do not see it here.

Question to myself... What if the object is moving toward or away from the camera and not laterally? This would account for the even blurriness all around. But... The contrast question on #3 above is still lingering. I am not an expert. I simply used my common sense. For now, I think it is a bug on your lens.

Comments From a 40 Year Professional Photographer (40 years + a Navy Photographer in Vietnam): Thanks for the photo and for the link to the article. I agree with the author of the article but he's talking about video cameras and not still cameras, so I have never observed this phenomena personally so this is an area that is new to me. I must say that something is there because that new lens is very sharp. Look at the foreground and the mountain and everything is in sharp focus from front to back. So, I can't believe that this is a "blurfo". Terry

Note: Photographer is referring to article on "blurfos" on: http://www.rense.com/general49/blurfo.htm

UFOS Northwest Comments: It appears that the object in the above photo is of oval shape and slightly out of focus. This could mean that it was moving very fast or was closer than the focus setting of the camera. The shutter speed of the camera was 1/500 seconds so if the "blur" is due to movement, the object would have been moving very fast.

Wyoming A Wing Shaped UFO

BASIN – I was in the hot tub with my wife on June 2, 2008, at10:50 PM, and I saw something move though the sky. It was pretty low and flew east then changed direction north behind some trees. I told my wife to look, but by the time I got her eye on it, it moved east, north, back to the east and she finally saw it briefly as it headed back north and was gone. It was the shape of a wing, maybe a little bigger than a man. I've seen this same object before and told my wife about it, but it is almost translucent and only catches ground light I believe. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

Australia Couple Close Encounter With a UFO

ADELAIDE – Kathy writes, "When in the back garden last week the end of May, I noticed a very bright ' star ' about 40 deg of arc, the sky was clear at 10 PM. However, the star was rotating rapidly on it's axis for well over 40 minutes . It then moved to the left, then drifted slowly and silently over the sea, in a westerly direction. The colors were brilliant green, blue, red and white. The object changed colors with every rotation. Camera...Nikon Coolpix...5900." Thanks to Kathy D.

NORTHERN TERRRITORY -- Lawrie Fuchs, 70, and his wife Gwen, 69, were returning to their home town of Elliott following a trip to Queensland last Friday when they say the UFO swooped them as they drove along the Barkly Highway. The UFO was six metres wide and the object passed the vehicle with such speed that its slipstream forced their Mazda sedan into the middle of the road. They were travelling in a westerly direction and were about 55km east of the Threeways roadhouse when the incident occurred.

"It was about 4 PM when suddenly we saw a dark, silvery flash and heard a loud sound as it passed,'' Mrs. Fuchs said. "It was travelling at a terrific speed, very bloody fast, and there was no warning at all."I'm sure it dive-bombed us but I can't imagine why.''"I do a lot of bush work and over the years I've seen a number of strange, unexplained things,'' he said.

Mrs Fuchs said she saw a little flash just below the sun visor then heard a loud whoosh as it passed over."I actually thought it hit the car, but there were no marks.,'' she said.

Last week, another man reported seeing a UFO near Tennant Creek. Alan Martin, who is deaf, was obviously shaken by his experience. The Aboriginal man in his 40s had bought alcohol and headed alone into scrub land to avoid being humbugged. He described seeing a disc-shaped object at close range. His drawing indicated it had red, green and blue lights. Thanks to NT News. http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2008/06/02/4271_ntnews.html

CONDOBOLIN NSW -- I was driving from Condobolin to the town of Lake Cargelligo at night, a distance of about 104km. I was the driver of a Highway Patrol police car with my partner in the passenger seat in 1994 at 10:00 PM, This stretch is notorious for Kangaroos and wild pigs on the road at night, so I was driving under the speed limit of 100 kph. After traveling for about 10kms from Condobolin I noticed a light to my right apparently in a paddock. What attracted me was the brightness, and the fact it was alternating through all colors of the spectrum. I pointed it out to my partner and we slowed and checked, certain it was a farm house light. It was then that we became aware that it was not in the paddock, but hovering above it. We stopped, killed the vehicle lights, and watched it for a few minutes mystified. We debated what it was, but could offer no rational explanation and I think we convinced ourselves that it 'must' be a tractor in a paddock working the land and the lights must be resulting from being filtered through dust. . Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

Canada Sightings

PARKLAND REGION, MANITOBA – On Saturday night May 31, 2008, my friend and his girlfriend spotted an object at 2:00 AM, as they were outside the cabin for some fresh air. They both quickly noticed a bright object off to the western horizon. As soon as they spotted it they quickly noticed the obvious speed of it. It was traveling at speeds much faster than any other craft (Jet or satellite) they have seen.

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO -- My husband was on our balcony on June 5, 2008, at 11:00 PM, attempting to photograph some chain lightning during a low-laying storm. I had gone back in, when he called be back, saying "You've got to see this, quick!" I ran out, and he asked "Do you see that light over there?" I told him I did. He asked me what it was doing, and when I focused on it, I could see that it was moving erratically, and quickly. Like right, left, forward, left, right, back and in a flash-like motion like it was instantly leaving one spot and reappearing in another. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- On June 8, 2008 at 9:30 PM, from my balcony we saw an object over Derby Reach Park across Fraser River. It looked like a black inflatable raft of 50 feet with a round black ball about 10 feet diameter tethered to one end. Object was flying east just above treetops at low speed.

The object was floating just above tree-tops. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research, http://www.hbccufo.org

U.K. Bright Light

CHAGFORD, DEVON -- On May 28, 2008 at 10:41 PM, a very bright light moving at a constant speed from west to east, directly over Chagford. Period of viewing was about 2 - 3 minutes. I came outside to see what I originally thought to be a bright star in the west. It slowly moved across the horizon directly overhead. It's brightness gained in intensity whilst overhead which leads me to believe it was quite low. From no angle was the light obscured in any way (as would an aircraft with its fuselage) as it moved off into the eastern horizon. There was absolutely no sound. The object was far brighter than any other star in the sky and easily brighter than any satellite I've ever seen. Basically, I'm a rational person but have never seen anything I'm not equipped to explain. This has left me utterly confused. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research

SPENNYMOOR, COUNTY DURHAM – British UFO researchers are to examine a photograph taken of a strange object above a North- East town. Derbyshire man Barry Knaggs found the image when he downloaded pictures he had taken on his digital camera during a visit to Spennymoor in Northern England, at the weekend. Mr Knaggs, 61, and his wife were returning to the town where his parents used to live.

He said: "I know the landscape isn't very photographic, but I had fond memories of the streets around Spennymoor and it was a bit of a trip down memory lane.

We had spent the weekend staying with a cousin in Kirk Merrington and stopped off to grab some shots to show my son."

Mr Knaggs said he was amazed when he downloaded the photos to his PC back home. "It looked like the typical fuzzy photo of a flying saucer." Mr Knaggs sent the photo to The Northern Echo in the hope that someone may be able to identify it.

"Experts see so many that they have coined the term blurfo to describe them."

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.2306738.0.ufo_spotted_in_ne_skies.php

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