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Filer's Files
#49-2008
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
December 3, 2008

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


Dedicated to 5 year old Georgie Filer V whose motto was "Be Happy" and Eddie Pedrick my grandsons who drowned.

Special Reports

Pilot Talks About Possible UFO Encounter

Former U.S. Air Force pilot Milton Torres told CNN on November 25, 2008,- about his encounter with a UFO. Torres, flying from an English air base, said he was ordered "to fire" at a target on a mission over the North Sea in May of 1957. "The target looked like an aircraft carrier" on the radar, Torres told CNN, and then was gone in an instant. Could it have been something other than a UFO? No way, Torres said. "It was some design of an aircraft by some space alien," he said. Thanks to Kristen Winslet Field Investigator

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"

Some years ago I was flying across country in First Class while in uniform. I was upgraded apparently because there was plenty of room in First Class and I was seated next to a much older distinguished looking man who was very friendly. He introduced himself as an alien named Klaatu from the Federation of Planets, at least he claimed to have played an alien. He asked, if I knew he was? I told him I had no recent contact with the Federation of Planets that I flew for the Air Force and did not know of the Federation. He said, "He was a British actor Michael Renney who had made numerous films for the US Air Force, and that I must have seen some of them? He told me about some of his Air Force films that I had not seen.

He said, "Perhaps I had seen his most remembered film with Patricia Neal, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ about aliens coming to Earth as they often do now." He said, in the movie his part is the alien who comes out of the flying saucer with a huge robot and announces, "I’m an ambassador from the Federation of Planets who are worried about the war-like tendencies of Earth and have come to impose peace." He said, "Later in the movie I impose peace, by stopping all electronic and mechanical devices – airplanes, trains, cars, etc."

I tried not to hurt his feelings, and indicated I would attempt to see the movie, and later I did see it. Perhaps because I had met the star, the film had a profound effect on me and is one of reasons I write these weekly files. Michael also mentioned that he had been in the RAF and commissioned for the emergency as Pilot Officer He had made several films with Jean Simmons. He assured me UFOs were real.

The movies are remaking the film with Keanu Reaves that is being released December 12, 2008. The first film made many people believe in the reality of UFOs perhaps the remake will help.

Discovered: Cosmic Rays from a Mysterious Nearby Object

An international team of researchers has discovered a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding Earth from space. The source of these cosmic rays is unknown, but it must be close to the solar system and it could be made of dark matter. Their results are being reported in the journal Nature. "This is a big discovery," says co-author John Wefel of Louisiana State University. "It's the first time we've seen a discrete source of accelerated cosmic rays standing out from the general galactic background."

An artist's concept of cosmic rays hitting Earth's upper atmosphere. Credit: Simon Swordy, University of Chicago.

Galactic cosmic rays are subatomic particles accelerated to almost light speed by distant supernova explosions and other violent events. They swarm through the Milky Way, forming a haze of high energy particles that enter the solar system from all directions. Cosmic rays consist mostly of protons and heavier atomic nuclei with a dash of electrons and photons spicing the mix.

To study the most powerful and interesting cosmic rays, Wefel and coleagues have spent the last eight years flying a series of balloons through the stratosphere over Antarctica. Wefel likens it to driving down a freeway among family sedans, mini-vans and trucks—when suddenly a bunch of Lamborghinis bursts through the normal traffic. "You don't expect to see so many race cars on the road—or so many high-energy electrons in the mix of cosmic rays." They detected 70 excess electrons in the energy range 300-800 GeV. Seventy electrons may not sound like a great number, but like seventy Lamborghinis on the freeway, it's a significant surplus.

Washington – and 1945 Intercept

In the summer of 1945, while based at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Pasco, Washington, Ensign Rolan D. Powell and five other pilots were scrambled to intercept an unknown flying craft. He and other pilots were detailed to protect the top-secret Hanford engineering works, the large plutonium production facility, located 60 miles away from. Although few of the pilots expected a Japanese attack on the plant, aircraft were kept in a state of constant readiness. About six weeks before the Japanese surrender on 2 September, Pasco radar detected a fast moving object assumed a holding pattern directly above the Hanford plant. Six Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters were scrambled to intercept.

In an interview nearly 50 years later with Walter Andrus, a U.S. Navy electronics technician instructor during the Second World War, and former International Director of the Mutual UFO Network; Powell, a war hero who later became a test pilot for McDonnell Douglas, described the object at an estimated 65,000 feet altitude and the size of three aircraft carriers side by side. It was very streamlined like a stretched out egg and pinkish in color. Powell also reported that some kind of vapor was emitted around the edges from portholes or vents, which he speculated was for the purpose of camouflage. The Navy pilots were unable to believe what they were seeing. Under orders, they forced the Hellcats to 42,000 feet well above their rated ceiling of 37,000 feet – but were unable to reach the unknown objects altitude and so returned to base. After hovering in a fixed position above the Hanford plant for 20 minutes longer, the object disappeared vertically. Thanks to Timothy Good, "Alien Base Earths Encounters with Extraterrestrials" P. 25-26.

UFOs Over Earth

MUFON's has new show: called last night on the Discovery Channel. If not, you can catch another airing in the next couple of days. I would also recommend that you lend your honest opinion on the show on the Above Top Secret Forum at: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread405546/pg2 as it appears that the pro History Channel UFO Hunters bloggers are trying to paint the show in a negative light.

United Space Alliance

Carlton Leonard writes, "I was watching film of yesterdays launch on the NASA channel, 183 on direct TV and I noticed all the ground crew had jump suits with the letters U S A, no periods, on the back of their suits. I froze the film and read the small letters under each larger letter. It reads United Space Alliance." I realize the new world order of things is upon us but I would like to think while the Chinese are going to the moon and India soon to follow along with Japan who has their name all over their two modules on the space station, don't you think a government sponsored agency using tax dollars could at least cajole us with United States of America not a clever reassignment of the letters!Thanks to Carlton Leonard

Editor’s Note: United Space Alliance (USA) is NASA's primary industry partner in human space operations, including the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), Systems (Hamilton Sundstrand), ISS Cargo Mission Contract (Lockheed Martin) and Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle Stage.

Mars Structures

Norman Bryden writes, "Possible alien or Martian cities can be seen, with thousands of individual buildings located between the elongated light-colored structures on Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Image Gallery. This image is MOC narrow-angle image E10-E1003848.gif. Taken over 31°W and 78.50°S. Scaled pixel width is 2.90 meters Check out Mars Structures website. Thanks to Norman Bryden http://www.marsstructures.com/

India Claims Terrorists Were Trained in Pakistan

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, blamed the Mumbai multiple attacks on forces "outside the country." India pointed an accusing finger at Pakistan as commandos finally captured a suspected Islamist terrorist who admitted his team came from Pakistan. The team traveled by boat and landed with weapons before attacking two of Mumbai’s top hotels, a Jewish Center and hospital. Mumbai is the most populated city in India and the third most populated city in the world, with almost 17 million inhabitants. The attackers fired machine guns into restaurants and hotels killing at least 172, including women and children and wounding over 350 people on November 26, 2008. Nine foreigners were among the dead, including a Briton, Japanese, Australian, German, Italians and several Americans.

People ask why did Islamic Fundamentalists conduct a suicide attack on India since in recent months relations between India and Pakistan have never been better? Terrorists realized the relaxation of tensions would hurt their cause and that India is an easy target. The government of India maintains a wall of separation between law-enforcement agencies and keeps its counterterrorist units underfunded and undermanned. It has no Patriot Act, no preventive detention laws; no laws to protect the identity of anti-terrorist witnesses; and no laws to allow domestic wiretapping without court order. In short, the Indian government has waged the war on terror in much the same way that liberals have urged the U.S. to repeal the Patriot act. The result is that more than 4,000 Indians have died in attacks since 2004 -- more than any other nation in the war on terror besides Iraq.

The Indian announcements indicate many Muslims are being taught to kill people and commit suicide bombings against those who resist Islam. Apparently these actions are justified by the Quaran written by Muhammad under the teaching of an angel that states:

"Fight and slay the Pagans where you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them every stratagem" (of war). Surah 9:5

"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter. Surah 5:33

People should understand the Islamic Bible there is the purest joy to kill and to be killed for Allah during jihad or holy war. During my many trips to the Middle East I discussed the right of husbands to kill their wife’s or daughters if they disgrace them in some way. Even brothers had the right to kill their sisters if they felt they had disgraced the family perhaps by talking to someone without being chaperoned. Those caught committing adultery are stoned to death, those stealing have their hands are cut off. Men have complete power over women and can do almost anything to them.

When I lived in Saudi Arabia public beheadings, stoning, were routine, Amnesty International recorded 90 judicial amputations between 1981 and December 1999 in Saudi Arabia, including at least five cases of cross amputation by executioners, but the true number is probably much higher. It certainly cuts down the crime rate. http://answering-islam.org/Authors/Arlandson/crucify.htm

At Fort Dix five Cherry Hill, New Jersey Muslims are on trial for planning to kill soldiers at the base and at the Army/Navy Football game. Jihadist videos were shown at the trial with a person holding up a U.S. soldiers severed hand in Iraq. People should be shown the Holy War jihad videos and plans to kill those who do not believe in Islam.

During his campaign, President elect Obama claimed the right for U.S. forces to go after terrorists inside Pakistan and was asked, "Does the Indian government -- which believes the Mumbai killers launched their assault from Pakistan -- have the same right? Obama refused to answer, saying only that he recognizes India's right to defend itself and supports the government's efforts to track down those responsible for the Mumbai atrocity.

USA REPORTS

Arizona - Lights

MOHAVE VALLEY -- On November 28, 2008, I went outside with my dog about 7:15 PM, I looked up towards the SW and saw two Very Very Bright Lights. The smaller of the two was above the other. They were approx. 10-15 miles away from me. I went back inside real quick to get my camera. Went back out and took a few pictures. First two were clear, rest got shaky. The lights seemed to be very very bright and then dim just slightly, enough to notice it though. Then I went back inside to download the pictures.

My husband said he had seen them out there about an hour or so before me..He is used to seeing things in our sky here. I am too. Thanks to MUFON CMS

California - Triangular UFO

LAKEWOOD -- I was walking south on my street on November 7, 2008, at 7:45 PM, when I looked to admire the moon and noticed what appeared to be a fireball of sorts. I thought it odd in color (not the normal airplane blinking whites and reds) and at first thought it was a plane on fire and surely it's going to crash. I realized the object was not moving and appeared to be 3 balls of orange at the tips or ends of a triangle, yet the brightness made it hard to see. It was flying higher than small planes fly.

I ran in to get another witness who also saw the object. She described it more to look like the bottom of a booster rocket without smoke. I realized then since she came to witness it, it began to go straight up, zipped slightly north or left, then gone. I called the police-no reports. I called Griffiths Observatory in L.A. and nothing. I was going to attempt the Long Beach airport which is within a few miles, but didn't know who to even ask for. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

Florida - Disk Photo

PANAMA CITY -- I did not see object at the time, on June 13, 2008, it wasn't till I was down loading to pc I noticed an object over umbrella. My computer photo program is older and I thought that maybe you could make image clearer. Thank you Carolyn Kinney and MUFON CMS

Illinois - Two Very Bright/Low Lights

LAKE BLUFF --This sighting began as I was looking out the window at 6:20 PM, on November 28, 2008, while on the phone and noticed two lights. I immediately grabbed my binoculars and the lights were disc shaped, not round or star like but it was impossible to be sure from the distance. At times it seemed they dimmed and then got brighter. I then went outside to get a better look. The top light was dimmer than the bottom one. They were both significantly lower than any other stars in the sky. There is a lot of light pollution in the area so I could tell they were extremely bright. The lights moved so slowly that they appeared stationary. I kept an eye on them for the next half an hour and they were starting to slowly make their way West. I got in my car with a friend and we watched them on our way out to the highway. It was at this point they finally moved out of site after roughly an hour of watching them. Thanks to MUFON

Indiana - Flying Disk

JEFFERSONVILLE -- Bright, flashing object hovered in the sky overhead on October 31, 2008, and changed colors multi times between 2 and 3:00 AM. It was the only object that was flashing in the sky. All other stars were very dim. When it moved it appeared to move up. We did view with the binoculars and really got to see the different colors and shapes that we had never seen before. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

Iowa – Flying Triangle

DES MOINES -- On October 7, 2008, at 10 PM, I was driving down Interstate 35 near Merle Hay Road and saw three triangle UFOs. They were red lighted with yellow dots on the corners. They were flying over my car and drifted along the area. The ghost ships all drifted to the east over the Holiday Inn in the area and flew under a cloud. One changed its yellow lights to red on the corners and disappeared. There was no sound and the other two also disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

Maine – Governor Palin Might Facilitate UFO Disclosure

BANGOR -- Gordon J. Giannino writes, "Janet and I got up at 5 AM to be on line at the airport to get into the hanger where the rally was held. Janet got to hold Governor Sarah Palin's hand and asked her, " to facilitate UFO disclosure." She seemed a little surprised at that and said "Ok" to Janet. I switched the camera to video to record her talk, a little more than one half hour. We took more than 200 photos of the crowds and the day. It was a lot of fun. Palin waded into the crowd and met people and signed autographs. It is said that Palin was responsible for raising $300 million for the Republican Party before the vote. There is no doubt that she will be a very influential voice for the party from now on. Thanks to Gordon Giannino

Missouri - Flying Cylinder

ROSENDALE -- I currently work for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and while driving through the small community of Rea, two miles NE of Rosendale on October 30, 2008 at precisely 6:23 PM, I noticed a small metallic cylinder drift slowly and smoothly over a field containing cattle. This has to be the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. The cylinder was a mere 6 feet in height and had a diameter of no more than 3 feet. The cylinder looked very similar to a large ‘Full Keg’ as it appeared to have a bare aluminum exterior. I believe that the cylinder was at an altitude of 200 feet, and travelled at a steady speed of 10 mph.

The cylinder revolved once for every 80-100 feet it travelled. The cylinder was almost entirely featureless apart from a single dark circular patch on its side. The cylinder closely followed the boundary of the field. At 6:26 PM, the cylinder began to travel perfectly east and increased altitude to 500 feet and speed to 40 mph. At approximately 18:26:30 I lost visual. I have worked for the Missouri State Highway Patrol for nineteen years, and this has to be the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

Nebraska - Orange/Red Glowing Orb

LINCOLN --This is my third sighting of a red light. The object was witnessed by myself and two other adults on November 26, 2008, at 8:45 PM. The object again came from the SE moving NW. What was witnessed at first looked like a full moon behind trees, but it was a very bright reddish orange color. At this time I ran inside to get my camera and my wife stayed outside and watched. I was inside for no more than 15 seconds to get the camera. When I returned outside the object had gone from approximately 100 - 200 feet to about 500 feet and had lost its glow, but was now a bright light about as brighter than Jupiter appears in the sky. The object then moved north and climbed to about 1000 feet. It sat there for about two minutes then climbed until it winked out. This is the third sighting of the object. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

New Hampshire - Triangular Craft and Red Lights

SALISBURY -- I was lying in bed watching TV on October 29, 2008, and saw a single light in the field behind my house. I awakened my husband and went out on the balcony. My three boys were downstairs and also saw the light and came up to our room. The light rose out of the field and two more lights became visible in the shape of a triangle. There were some smaller red flashing lights right close to the first light. There was also a beam of light projecting across the sky in the direction the object was flying. It proceeded to fly over our house heading south. As it went over, we heard a low rumbling sound. This is the second time we have seen this craft

NASHUA -- My husband and I were watching TV at about 8:30 PM, on October 30, 2008, and we heard the roar of supersonic jet engines low over our rooftop. We went to the front porch to see and our eyes were drawn to a fast moving semi-circular set of three blinking lights on an object moving VERY FAST, horizontally, in the southeast sky. The blinking lights appeared to be below the craft. It was pitch black outside and difficult to see above the blinking lights. We were spooked when it dropped sharply and vertically below the tree line. We went back inside and again heard the roar of the jet engines. I spoke with my neighbor about it and he said military jets were in our neighborhood last night. He's an airplane mechanic at a military base nearby. He did not come out to check it out because he recognized the jet engine sound. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

New Mexico - Gold Shining Orbs

LORDSBURG -- At 7:04 PM, Tuesday October 28, while heading west on the I-10: I was riding shotgun as my co-driver and I were watching daylight and Venus fade. As I looked up to the sky I saw two orbs, one of which disappeared as a third one appeared. The second one then disappeared, and then the third in turn disappeared sequentially and they did not return.

At arm's length they were about 1/7 of an inch in diameter, and about 1/5 of an inch apart. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

New York - Stationary Cone Shaped UFO

Nassau County - Around November 5, 2008, I was heading home on the Long Island Expressway [LIE] near exit 39, east bound side and saw a bright white light shaped light a cone.

Other encounters began about two weeks ago, in mid November while parked in traffic on the LIE on various days between 6:30 and 7:15 PM. There was a three lighted thing, and a triangle thing.

The standard approach vector for airplanes to JFK is pretty much in line with the path of the LIE - like basically above it - while the standard approach for LaGuardia places planes a bit north of in-line with the LIE. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

SUFFOLK COUNTY -- On November 1, 2008, at 6:45 PM, near the Route 110 on Northern State Parkway, I was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic when I spotted a triangular shaped object to the east with a white light at each tip and a duller off white light, different shape, offset from center in the middle. Long exposure "star trail" photography is a hobby of mine and I was looking to see if it was a clear night. Heading from north to south, this triangular formation of lights was higher up. If I held up a half dollar coin, it would have fit tightly between all three lights. The object flew at a casual pace over the parkway and out of sight to the south. I actually lost it through the trees.

Oddly enough, I had never seen anything like that before. I'm familiar with aviation. This object had none of the appropriate or expected lights for a fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

North Carolina – Flying Triangle

LAUREL HILL – I observed three red color lights in triangle formation travel to the south east on 9:20 PM, on October 30, 2008. The three lights appeared to be red and not blinking. The triangular craft was being followed by two other aircraft with blinking light which appeared to be helicopters from the lights and sound. They appeared to have been following the triangular craft then into a parallel course with the triangular craft. I continued to observe all three until they were out of site. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

Ohio - Flying Triangle

SABINA -- At about 9:11 PM, on October 29, 2008, a green/white UFO appeared and then disappeared. A UFO appeared for about three seconds on the way home from Washington Courthouse, on Route 22. It looked white with a greenish glow, was too big to be a plane, and too fast. Thanks to Peter Davenport

BOWLING GREEN -- My friend and I went outside to smoke and spotted three objects in the sky quite close together on October 29, 2008 at about 7:50 PM. Two were moving and one that stayed still until it disappeared. We were looking at an unusually bright star, concluding that it was probably a planet and noticed above it a flashing light, two more were a bit higher. What was very strange is that none of the blinking lights were moving. Then, the highest one started to rise upwards, and we realized that it was coming towards us completely silent. It kept moving towards us without sound until it was finally above us and then past us. It was shaped like a triangle with a light blinking on each end, one light red. I thought they might be government planes since Governor Palin was in Bowling Green today. But they were so close together that it just seemed off. The one traveling above us kept going, silently. We looked back to the other two- one was gone, the other (the lowest one, the first I saw) was still in the same spot. We kept watching the moving one and then the third reappeared. They were less than an inch away slowed down a bit, and then kept traveling on. We watched for 4-5 minutes. Nothing was mentioned on the news. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

Pennsylvania - Cigar Shaped, Low Flying Craft

FURLONG -- Around 9:20 AM, on October 30, 2008, I was walking my dogs when a small flash in the sky caught my attention. I looked up and saw a bright chrome object moving through the sky. I almost disregarded it till I noticed it didn't have wings and was shaped like a cigar. Towards the back the chrome looked as if it was gold. It didn't fly straight it sort of floated in my direction then floated in another direction while still moving forward. There was no vapor trail. It also somehow grabbed the attention of my two dogs who watched it with me untill it disappeared behind the trees. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

WILLOW GROVE NAVAL AIR BASE -- According to my grandson (11 yrs), he and three friends were out at about 7 PM, on November 26, 2008, and saw a large object overhead hovering, making no sound. It was triangular in shape, had lights. It was accompanied by a sphere of light which bounced around it. The triangular object was about 80 feet off the ground and was about 40 feet wide. Casey made pictures of these objects. I believe he said they were pursued by jets. They all took off quickly. We live close to the Willow Grove Naval Air Base. I know Casey was telling the truth as he saw it, and the friends can confirm it. Thanks to Diane Gatley and MUFON Thanks to MUFON CMS

Texas – Cylinder

LUBBOCK --My wife and I were on assignment to take pictures of area cotton gins on October 8, 2008, at about 12:40 in the afternoon. When we loaded the images on the computer we noticed that one of them had an image on it that was not observed at the time of shooting.

On closer examination we looked at the next image taken less than 5 seconds later and the object in question is not there. We have taken pictures professionally for ten years and do not have an explanation for what the object is. The attached image has not been altered in any way. The camera was a Canon 5d with a 24-70L lens with a shutter speed of 1/200 of a second. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Utah – Two Metallic Objects

WEST JORDAN -- On November 16, 2008, about 1:30 PM, I looked out my window and saw two objects circling in the sky. They caught my eye due to how fast and erratic they were flying. They were metallic and reflected light and made 90 and 360 degree turns at the speed they were moving. I watched them for about three to five minutes and then in a blink of an eye they both took off going northeast.

Comments: This is a daytime sighting and the witness has presented observations uncharacteristic of any known aircraft. There are military installations approximately 30 Miles.) away and Hill Air Force Base is to the north near Ogden, Utah.

West Virginia - V-shape Formation of Ten Lights

SAINT MARYS –At 12:25 AM, on October 31, 2008, a friend and I saw 6 to 8 lights, a V- shape moving south. It looked like a flock of geese the way they were flying. We watched for a few seconds and then the two lights that were toward the back of the V went out of formation, and did a 'zig-zag' around the lights at the very end of the V and quickly moved back. The lights seemed to be flying higher than a plane, appearing as little white dots in the sky. This lasted for 8-10 seconds, because they never disappeared into the sky, but kept traveling until they were out of sight. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/

Washington - Multiple Orbs

TROUT LAKE -- I photographed multiple orbs on November 14 and 15, 2008, at 7:32 PM, using a simple digital camera with flash. I was able to see the orbs in most of the shots, but only after using my flash focus (red light that tracks in low light before flash goes off). I have also learned to "soft focus" my eyes using my peripheral vision and was able to see much more consistently. Almost all of the photo's are facing Mt. Adams at sundown for approximately 15 minutes. I am going back this weekend to see what else I can capture. The activity was consistent both nights. We also had a strange light following our car on highway 141 that we attempted to photograph, but when we stopped the car it would disappear. My friend with me also captured similar shots at the same time.

Comments: I have seen several photos of these nighttime orbs. The witness said that she saw the orbs in the photo. Most people don't see the orbs that they photograph. Given the response by the witness, I am not sure of the identity of the orb in the above photo. I originally thought that the orb was an anomaly created by the flash setting of the camera. The shutter speed was only 1/45 of a second meaning that anything photographed at night would have to be very bright. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com

Outside USA Reports

Canada – Meteorite Fragments

GASPESIE, QUEBEC -- On my way back from hunting on October 15, 2008, dusk had just settled halfway between Murdochville and Route 299, when I saw three very bright yellow, red and green lights forming a perfect equilateral triangle. The objects were hovering as each of the lights seemed to rotate on themselves. A ring was centered in the middle of each light, and that same ring was rotating slowly around each light. After a while they started to move westward, and I tried to catch up with them but they were moving too fast. I stopped after a while on the icy road and took some pictures, but they weren't clear.

CBC News.

ALBERTA and SASKATCHEWAN -- Fragments of a huge meteorite that lit up the skies on November 20, 2008, about 6:20 PM, were found in a region called Buzzard Coulee, about 40 kilometres from Lloydminster. University of Calgary planetary scientist Dr. Alan Hildebrand and graduate student Ellen Milley announced they located several meteorite fragments late Thursday afternoon. They believe thousands of meteorite bits are strewn over 20 square kilometers near the Battle River. CBC News website has some excellent video footage of the spectacular meteor which was seen by thousands. To read the entire article and view video: *Meteorite Pieces Found In Saskatchewan - CBC News * Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

Norway -- Diamond, Manta Ray

BØLER, OSLO – On November 24, 2008, at 5:55 PM, I decided to take a walk to get some fresh air since I've been in all day because I have this cold. The time was 5 min to 6 in the afternoon, cloudy and dark. Its November and it gets dark at around 4:00 pm when I suddenly heard this intense jet sound from above. It was so loud that any other sound disappeared. I looked up and to my surprise I saw a configuration of a red tail light, two strobes in the middle, a light at each "wing tip" and a light in front of the two strobes. I could not see a shape of an airplane. It flew maybe 500 meters above the ground and too slow to be a airplane. The sound didn't match the speed. If it had been a regular aircraft, I should see other lights around it's fuselage. It had characteristics of the "Manta Ray" filmed in Pine Bush, New York. I do not know if it was alien or some secret government plane, but this bird wanted to be seen. It flew directly over my head and I stood there amazed trying to understand what I just had witnessed. I'm 37 years old with a wife and son and rarely hear any UFO reports in Norway. I have heard this sound before flying right over my house. I have witnessed many lights in the sky, but nothing as close as this. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

South Africa - UFOs (Video Footage)

NOORDWYK, MIDRAND, GAUTENG, -- I was bracing outside when I saw two dim lights just above the clouds and watched the white lights get brighter and move in circular motion to and fro, as if hovering over something just above the clouds. What seemed so strange was that there was absolutely no noise, nothing at all! I live not very far from the OR Tambo Airport, and even when the aircraft are way above the clouds you can still hear them.

I immediately called a journalist from the local newspaper who resides a few kilometers from Midrand in Buccleuh, and asked her to go outside to have a look, and she could see it as well. She informed a colleague who works for the aviation authorities and they did an investigation with OR Tambo Airport, and no one could verify any aircraft of any sort to be in that area at that time. I am totally convinced that these were UFOs.

JOHANNESBURG -- I was watching Rugby on November 22, 2008 at about 9.50 PM, and went to fetch bags out of our car when I saw seven circular disc shaped objects scattered but pretty close to one another. I have never seen anything like that in my life. Their colors ranged from intense red to orange. I quickly ran inside to call my wife but when we came outside all but one of the objects had vanished. My wife was amazed as we noticed another one of these objects rising in the distance. At that point I ran inside to get my camera to take some film. I managed to get about 40 seconds of footage before they disappeared. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

UK - England

ENGLAND -- On November 28, 2008, I was returning from work, when I saw Jupiter and Venus close by and when I reached home, I noticed two bright stationary lights that were too bright to be part of any constellation. They both moved together, very slowly. At the same time I saw a plane blinking and going in the opposite direction with much duller lights. I ran inside, pulled out my handy cam and called my partner and aunt outside. When I focused it the light looked like a bright ball of some sort. The back light was brighter than the front and appeared that the two lights were ends of something long. The distance between the two lights was about 4 fists. I watched the sky for a while and never saw anything like this. Thanks to MUFON CMS

RAINHAM, ESSEX -- On November 14, 2008, at 5:50 PM, in the back garden my daughters, were looking south and noticed a cross shaped large light. I watched for a few moments and called my husband. My eldest daughter thought it was probably a helicopter and went inside to cook dinner. The three of us watched the object move very slowly heading north towards us, the cross becoming larger and brighter, with an orange halo. After 20 seconds, it turned east for about 30 seconds, then the light reduced in size. It then traveled upwards straight into the clouds.

JOHNSTONE -- We were sitting playing fifa in my mates bedroom when we all noticed an orange glowing light fly past the window in a flash. Within two seconds it came back and paused only for a second then it took off. My friend jumped up and ran to the window, so did I and my other friend. We opened the window wide, but there was nothing around. A few boys walked round the corner and we asked them if they had seen anything, they said no. My friend stays beside Elderslie where a sighting was seen the previous day during daylight. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/

ROSSENDALE -- Driving from East Lancashire to Manchester on November 21, 2008, at 6.30 PM, at Rawtenstall I noticed above the car, a low flying helicopter near a brightly floodlit supermarket car park. The floodlights illuminated the underside of a roughly triangular shape - slightly more elongated at what, I think, was the front - with a red light at each of the four points. I rounded a bend in the road and lost sight of it.

LIVERPOOL -- I was attending a convention in early May 2008, and as it was a fine sunny day I decided to take some snaps of the changing city skyline. I didn't notice anything at the time, but when I downloaded the images I noticed a blue object at the upper right. When I zoomed in to the object it appeared to have an outline. The duration of the sighting is one minute, but I didn't actually see it at the time, although it is there on the photo. I was told by ufologists it could be a balloon, but it doesn’t look like a balloon to me. Thanks to MUFON CMS

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