May 19, 1996
Editor: Joseph Trainor
Sunday night, May 12, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, a 19-year-old male driver heading east on Route 76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, spotted a UFO just north of the highway. He said, "I looked up and saw a huge black triangle. It was not moving. It had a bright light at each tip."
At the time of the sighting, the witness was heading home after a visit to his girl friend's house in Pittsburgh. There were no other cars on the road. The UFO was seen hovering above the Conodoguinet River, about two miles west of Carlisle, near the Army base.
At the time he spotted the UFO, the witness was listening to a cassette. He reported no interference with the car's electrical system. "I did hear a buzzing in my left ear, though," he said. "I saw it for at least three minutes. As I pulled over to stop, the UFO disappeared."
March 14, 1996 may soon become an important day in UFO history. That's the day UFOs appeared over Pennsylvania's Path Valley and Izmir, Turkey. Now it seems that UFOs were also active that day in New Hampshire.
The International Center for Aerial and Abduction Research (ICAAR) of Goffstown, NH is investigating three recent UFO cases in northern New England. UFOs appeared over New Hampshire twice during the Path Valley, Pennsylvania flap.
On March 14, 1996, according to ICAAR, a Weare, NH man awoke in the middle of the night and went to the kitchen to get a drink of water. The kitchen clock read 3:24 a.m. As he looked out the window, he saw a UFO some distance away. It had "the size and shape of a dinner plate." He said "orange sparkles were shooting out of it." The object descended with "a falling-leaf motion" and "disappeared in the southeast."
On March 16, 1996, a waitress in Manchester, NH was walking down the street at 4:30 p.m. when she saw several people at the corner pointing to the sky. Joining them, she looked up and saw "a shiny triangular object." She added that "the UFO was motionless and hovered at 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the outskirts of Manchester's airport." She and the crowd watched the object for 20 minutes, and then she entered a nearby restaurant. When she came outside again, the UFO was gone.
ICAAR has also unearthed an interesting case from Vermont. On January 15, 1996, at 5:15 p.m., a man driving through his neighborhood in Bennington saw a strange light off to his left. He described it as a bright spotlight shining down from the sky. Looking up, he saw "a circular disc-shaped object, black in color, with four lights...about 200 feet in diameter." The UFO made absolutely no sound, he said, adding that he was astounded by its size, low altitude and circular shape." He pulled over to the road's shoulder and observed the UFO for several minutes. The object flew away to the northwest at about 100 miles per hour, heading for Hoosick Falls, New York.
Our sister newsletter, ITALIAN UFO REPORTER, recently ran a story on the January flap in Italy. IUFOR is published by the Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici (CISU). Their Web page is at this address: http://oasi.shiny.it/Homes/CISU/English/ufo1.htm.
According to CISU, there were four UFO encounters in northern Italy during January, including...
January 8, 1996 - At 9:30 p.m., a handful of people at Torrile, near Parma, saw "a white globe suddenly appear 200 meters above their heads. It hovered for several minutes and then disappeared."
January 10, 1996 - Two taxi drivers in Camerlata, in Como province, spotted "a strange object moving among the clouds."
January 11, 1996 - A woman in Asso, Como province, spotted "three parallel rows of white rectangular lights hovering high above." These lights "flew away after four minutes." That same night, in nearby Canzo, a family saw "a large disc-shaped white light" descending into some alpine woods.
January 14, 1996 - At 8:10 p.m., a young woman in Cimpello, in Pordenone province, saw "a white trangle passing swiftly over" her head.
BOOK DEPARTMENT: Do you like monsters? Well, there are two new books out featuring some scary real-life creatures.
THE CHUPACABRAS DIARIES, by UFO expert Scott Corrales covers last year's terror in Puerto Rico, featuring Chupacabra (Spanish for "goat sucker"). It's published by Arcturus Books, 1449 Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34592. You can order it for $10, plus $4 shipping and handling.
CADBOROSAURUS: SURVIVOR FROM THE DEEP by P.H. LeBlond and E.L. Bousfield tells the history of Cadborosaurus, a "sea monster" seen in Puget Sound. Some say "Caddy" is the last surviving seagoing dinosaur in the world. You can order this book from Sourcebook Project, P.O. Box 107, Glen Arm, MD 21057. The book is $9.95 plus $1.50 shipping and handling.
Back next week with more UFO news! Take care!