August 31, 1998
Editor: Joseph Trainor
LARGE UFOs SEEN BY HUNDREDS IN CHILE
Chile experienced another week-long wave
of UFO visitations, and witnesses to these
events numbered in the hundreds.
On Wednesday, August 19, 1998, at 7:30 p.m.,
witnesses in La Serena, a city in Coquimbo
province 440 kilometers (275 miles) north of
the capital, Santiago de Chile, spotted "a tall
object the size of a building suspended over the
(Atacama) desert. The witnesses said it had two
rows of green lights from top to bottom."
In Ovalle, another city of Coquimbo province
288 kilometers (180 miles) north of Santiago,
residents saw "a bright light in the sky." They
described the UFO as "long structure like a cigar."
The object remained in view for 30 minutes.
In Santiago de Chile itself, residents of barrio
La Florida reported seeing "a disc" in the night sky.
In the nearby city of Pudahuel, three luminous
UFOs were seen.
By 11 p.m. that night, reports of UFOs came
flooding in from other cities in Chile. These
included Concepcion and Talcahuano, seaport
cities on the Golfo de Arauco 465 kilometers
(290 miles) south of Santiago, and Puerto Montt,
a port on the Golfo de Ancud 1,224 kilometers
(765 miles) south of Santiago.
Soldiers on night maneuvers at the Chilean
Army base at Coyahique "saw a strange cloud
going against the wind, and it had internal lights
blinking and flickering."
On Friday night, August 21, 1998, another
platoon of Chilean soldiers "doing night training"
at Coyahique saw "a big ball of light bobbing
around them." One soldier quickly snapped two
photos of the UFO before it flew away.
In Cochrane, 100 kilometers (60 miles) south
of Coyahique, "residents saw a 400-meter-wide
triangular UFO. Local police saw the object and
have opened an official investigation." (Muchas
gracias a Luis Sanchez Perry para esas noticias)
LIFTOFF EXPLOSION DESTROYS ANOTHER GALAXY SATELLITE
Galaxy 10 joined the list of satellites that have met
with disaster this summer when its rocket exploded
55 seconds after launch.
The ill-fated launch took place at Cape Canaveral,
Florida at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 1998.
Galaxy 10 was scheduled to be carried into space
by Boeing's new Delta III rocket on its maiden flight.
The $225 million communications satellite, owned
by PanAmSat Corp., was designed to replace the
Galaxy 4, which mysterious rotated out of orbital
position back in May, disrupting pager service
and TV channels worldwide.
The 12-story Delta III rocket got away from the
launch pad all right. But NASA's long-range cameras
saw the rocket "tipping over before erupting" into a
bright orange fireball explosion approximately 55
seconds into the flight.
According to the Nando Times, "a large piece of
the ill-fated rocket plunged into the Atlantic Ocean"
about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of the Florida
shoreline "and exploded with a fiery mushroom cloud"
that was seen for miles along the coast.
"'At this time, we have no idea what happened
to the rocket,' Boeing's launch commentator reported
"It's a little like being punched in the belly,' said
Brig. Gen. Randy Starbuck" of the U.S. Air Force,
commander of the Cape Canaveral launch site.
On Thursday, August 27, 1998, Boeing aerospace
engineer Clarence Quan announced that a board of
inquiry had been formed to investigate the disastrous
Galaxy 10 was the second satellite to be lost in
a liftoff explosion this month. On August 12, the
top-secret $1 billion Vortex satellite was destroyed
when its Titan 4 rocket exploded 40 seconds after
Galaxy 10 is also the fourth Earth satellite to
experience disaster this summer. Others include its
sister satellite Galaxy 4, the Solar and Heliospheric
Observatory (SOHO) and the Vortex. (See USA
Today for August 27, 1998, "Rocket blows up," and
the Providence, R.I. Journal for August 27, 1998,
"Another rocket explodes on liftoff," page 2.)
UFOs SPOTTED IN ILLINOIS
On Thursday, August 20, 1998, at 10 p.m., the
Bowman family of Ripley, Illinois (population 112)
"were working late outside and talking with some
neighbors when, all of a sudden, a strange light
appeared in the sky."
"'I saw two lights in the sky, quite a way apart,'
said Patrick Bowman. 'They went out and moved
over behind the trees, no more than a second or
two. They went on again, then dropped again to the
right behind another tree. When they were back on,
they were three-dimensional, like a three-winged
craft with lights at the bottom. The lights went on
in sequence, then they went back off in sequence,
then they shot up through the top wing. That's all
I saw. It wasn't anything from here. It made me
Ripley residents saw the UFO "just after ten
o'clock." The object was also sighted in Rushville,
Pittsford and Mount Sterling (population 1,922), on
Illinois Highway 24 seven miles west of Ripley.
"An Illinois State Trooper, who did not wish to be
identified, also saw the strange lights west of Mount
Sterling. He declined to comment other than to say
he saw them."
Ripley is on Highway 24 approximately 246 miles
(393 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.
A UFO was sighted 45 minutes earlier by a woman
in Champaign, Illinois (population 63,502), a city on
Interstate Highway I-72 137 miles (219 kilometers) south
of Chicago. Mrs. J.C. reported, "I had left my house
around 9:15 p.m. Thursday. My daughter lives only
three blocks from me and called on the phone and
told me to look at the light in the sky." Mrs. C. did
so and saw a strange white light "to the west and
a little to the north," in the direction of Ripley.
(Many thanks to Gerry Lovell and Errol Bruce-Knapp
for the Illinois reports.)
CIRCULAR UFO SEEN IN NORTHERN INDIANA
On Monday, August 24, 1998, at 10:15 p.m., the
witness, a Mr. Stephenson, was driving north on
Indiana Highway 29 about three miles north of
Michigantown, Indiana (population 472) when he
saw "a most peculiar circle of yellow lights descend
vertically from the sky."
Stephenson and his nephew, who occupied the
passenger seat, "watched these lights drop out of
the sky--very, very close to us and around 25 to
30 yards" away. At first he thought it was just a
helicopter, then the ring of yellow lights "rotated
and it looked like a solid line of light. It rotated
and tilted vertically and then it went up and
Stephenson's nephew "said the object appeared
to be of circular shape," adding that "he also thought
the yellow lights had a blue tint."
Michigantown is located 30 miles (48 kilometers)
north of Indianapolis. (Many thanks to Kenneth
Young, public relations director of Tri-States
Advocates for Scientific Knowledge, T.A.S.K.,
for this report.)
LARGE RECTANGULAR UFO SPOTTED IN MINNESOTA
On Sunday, August 23, 1998, a family was
entertaining two friends at their home in Ramsey,
Minnesota (population 12,408) when something
"Our three children were outside playing
'flashlight tag' when they became very excited
and requested that I come out and see the
'strange red lights' passing over our house,"
the mother, who declined to be identified, reported.
"I proceeded to grab my camcorder and
rushed outside into a very clear and dark night.
My 10-year-old son, Ariel, pointed out the light,
which was approximately one mile away and
moving slowly in a northwesterly direction toward
Elk River. My first impression was how large the
lights were at the estimated distance. Their size
can be compared to a standard commercial-radio
tower beacon when viewed from a distance of
"There appeared to be two flashing red lights,
which were spread apart from each other at an
estimated distance of 100 yards and at an
altitude of 500 feet with a white light directly
above. Their speed was unusually slow--100 miles
per hour--and about it the horizontal lights blinking
erratically approximately ever two to three seconds
while the light above blinked each five to seven
"According to our 9-year-old daughter, Tanya,
before we came out of the house, the two red
lights did a complete 180-degree rotation around
their horizontal axis."
The woman captured 10 seconds of video before
the UFO passed out of view.
Ramsey is on Highways 10 and 169 approximately
30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis.
(Many thanks to Tim Hagemeister of NACOMM
for this report.)
USO AND BLACK HELICOPTER SEEN IN GULF BREEZE
A possible USO (Unidentified Submerged Object)
was seen by four ufologists in Gulf Breeze, Florida
(population 5,530) on Saturday night, August 22, 1998.
At 11 p.m., researchers Ray and Elise Pollock,
Beverly Pilcher and Gelena Salyars were skywatching
at the pier in Shoreline Park South. According to Ray
Pollock, what drew their attention was "the odd behavior
of sound and light reflections" offshore "to the right of
the pier heading south" towards the Bob Sikes Bridge.
"Beverly Pilcher was standing just under the covered
picnic table area to the right of the pier when she
experienced a powerful wave of ringing in her ears,"
Ray reported, "She described it as being so strong
that her ears hurt--like being poked with a stick or
The others joined her under the awning "but they
could not hear it."
Just then, a black helicopter "came in low over
Deer Point" and flew a short distance out to sea.
"It was fairly well lit with a steady white light and a
blinking red light. It was also projecting a steady
searchlight-type beam on the water as if searching
for something. It moved slowly down" the shore
"until it reached the new condominium towers and
then made a circle around the area. Then it
returned to the island and flew towards Fort
Pickens. At no time was any sound heard from
Then the quartet noticed "a dense black area
in the water that did not reflect the lights from the
beach" even though the sea's surface was smooth.
Beverly Pilcher and Gelena Salyars walked out
to the end of the pier to investigate, while Ray and
Elise Pollock remained on the beach. All four
reported strange audio phenomena associated
with the "black water area."
Although nearly a quarter of a mile away, the
Pollocks reported that they "could clearly hear
both women. They could also hear conversations
coming from (more distant) boats coming up the
waterway from Pensacola Bay."
By 2 a.m., the "black water" area "slowly began
to show (light) reflections again," and the unusual
audio clarity abruptly ended. The investigators
left the beach at 2:15 a.m. (Many thanks to Ray
Pollock for this news story.)
SPHERICAL GREY UFO SIGHTED IN ALABAMA
On Friday, July 31, 1998, at 6:30 p.m., the
witness, D.M.K., was driving on U.S. Highway
13 near Eldridge, Alabama, approximately
93 miles (148 kilometers) northwest of
Birmingham, when he spotted "a bright
metallic colored light in the sky."
"The light was moving in what I believe was
a westerly direction," he reported. "Also, for an
instant, it became brighter and then dimmed
into invisibility. This happened so quickly that
I couldn't point it out to my cousin who was
sitting in the passenger seat."
D.M.K. described the UFO as "circular" in
shape and "the size of a nickel at arm's length."
"I had it in view five seconds," and it was "at
about a 70 degree angle" up from the horizon.
No blinking lights were visible on the object.
DAYLIGHT DISC SPOTTED IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS
On Monday, August 24, 1998, at 1:25 p.m.,
Texas ufologist Mike Harman "had just gone to the
break room on the second floor of the Fort Worth
office where I work when I spotted a daylight disk
or diamond-shaped object. I was looking out a
window looking due west. The object was very
dark in color and moving very fast. It seemed to
sway back and forth, and rapidly gained speed
and (then) slowed. Otherwise, it was smooth
"The shape of the object looked like a diamond
or disk and appeared small, one-quarter the size of
a pencil's diameter at arm's length. It was just under
a thunder cloud, and, as I watched for about three
minutes, it moved into another area of the sky that
was full of white fluffy clouds...It made some turns
as I watched. It would turn in one direction and then
turn back in, as if correcting and aligning with its
original direction. I observed it until I was no longer
able to see or make it out in the sky."
Fort Worth (population 447,619) is one of the
largest cities in Texas, located about 30 miles
(48 kilometers) west of Dallas. (Many thanks to
Mike Harman for this report.)
FAMILY SEES A UFO IN PALMETTO, GEORGIA
On Tuesday, August 25, 1998, at 9 p.m., Ken H.,
his wife and his children were at a roadside park in
Palmetto, Georgia (population 2,612) when they
saw "a star-like object" suddenly appear.
"I watched a 'star-like' object moving in a north
to south direction at a steady speed and at what
appeared to be a very high altitude," Ken reported.
"I got my wife's attention and said to her,
'Hey, look! There's a satellite.'"
"As we watched for a few seconds, it started to
slow down. It was almost directly overhead--so high
that the Hartsfield air traffic was following their usual
pattern well below the object."
"As the object slowed, it made movements that
resembled the movements of a waterbug (zigzagging
from side to side--J.T.) I thought to myself my eyes
must be bleary or something, so I fixed my gaze on a
nearby star and, sure enough, the object was indeed
"When we got to the car, I told my wife, 'I gotta take
another look.' My wife did, as well. There it was, still
stationary and looking like a star. Then my wife and
I said simultaneously, 'There it goes again!' It was
moving sharply back in the same direction it came
with that same 'waterbug' sliding movement. It then
After buckling his small children into their seat
harnesses, Ken looked for a third time, but the UFO
Palmetto is on Highway 29 about 26 miles
(41 kilometers) south of Atlanta. (Email Interview)
UFO SQUADRON HOVERS NEAR WALTON, KENTUCKY
On Monday, August 3, 1998, at 9:30 p.m., a witness
named Gene spotted "a star-like object" over his home
in Walton, Kentucky (population 2,034).
"While looking straight into the sky," Gene "beheld
a 'star-like object' in the sky which moved back and
forth in all directions--north, south, east and west." He
watched the UFO "for ten minutes before it 'took off'
to the east in the blink of an eye."
"Shortly afterward, the object returned, accompanied
by four or five other objects...all objects were seen at a
high altitude." Gene and his wife "watched the objects
for over an hour."
At 10:30 p.m., Gene's wife, complaining of a sore
neck, went in the house. Gene reported that "one object
with 'blue and green-colored lights' hovered about 200
feet above a treeline and then flew across (Interstate
Highway) I-75, which is visible from their back porch
When another object "crossed the surface of the
moon," Gene "could discern a cigar-shaped outline of
Rejoined by his wife and a neighbor, Gene watched
as "eight or ten more UFOs joined together in a
triangle, and a brilliant light was seen to the south of
the triangle. This was 'the Big One'...and its outline
clearly seen with a telescope and binoculars. 'It was
the whitest light you ever saw,' Gene said."
"Gene said that the big object resembled a red
disk, resembling two 1948 Chevy hubcaps placed
together and beveled at each end." All of the UFOs
left the area at 3:30 a.m.
Walton is on Kentucky Highway 25 approximately
58 miles (93 kilometers) north of Lexington. (Many
thanks to Kenneth Young, public relations director
of T.A.S.K. for this news story.)
LARGE TRIANGULAR UFO SEEN IN COLORADO
On Monday, August 24, 1998, at 10:24 p.m., an
11-year-old boy spotted a large triangular UFO
hovering over his neighborhood in Elizabeth,
Colorado (population 818), a small town on
Highway 86 about 41 miles (65 kilometers)
southeast of Denver.
The boy "had seen a 'triangle' floating about
during the night from his window. Colorado ufologist
Bob Hetsko interviewed the boy and asked how
large the "triangle" was compared to an object at
arm's length, "and he said it was about two to three
inches. I asked him to estimate a distance, and
he pointed to a tower about two miles away. This
would have to be a large craft" to be visible at
that distance. (Many thanks to Bob Hetsko and
Tim Edwards for this report.)
NEW SIGHTINGS REPORTED IN MARLETTE, MICHIGAN
On Monday, August 24, 1998, at 10:35 p.m.,
ufologist Jeffrey S. Westover spotted "a dazzling
display of three orange balls of light" descending
"from a single point in the sky at approximately
35 degrees to the north-northeast of my position,
five miles (7 kilometers) north of Marlette, Michigan.
(population 1,924). "They appeared in rapid
succession, one after the other in one point of
the sky and disappeared within a few seconds.
They were much brighter than an aircraft's
At 10:40 p.m., Jeff witnessed "a single brilliant
orange light appear in the north at 30 degrees
inclination. It was stationary and disappeared
within five seconds."
At 11 p.m., "my mother and I both witnessed a
vivid display of orange lights appear in a group north
of Marlette. It was at an elevation of 15 to 20
degrees. There were at least three orange lights
sitting in the sky before they disappeared suddenly.
I had them in sight for approximately three seconds."
Elsewhere in Marlette, another witness, Norma W.
age 63, reported seeing "orange lights" in the sky.
Marlette is on Michigan Highway 53 approximately
67 miles (107 kilometers) north of Detroit. (Many
thanks to Jeff Westover for this report.)
Jeff Westover is a commercial artist who has
done sketches for Michigan MUFON based on the
testimony of UFO eyewitnesses. He is not a member
of Michigan MUFON per se. UFO Roundup regrets
the misidentification in last week's issue.
ORANGE FIREBALL SPOTTED OVER DECEPTION BAY
Residents of Deception Bay, Queensland,
Australia spotted a bright orange fireball in the night
sky last week.
According to Australian ufologist Ross Dowe,
the residents "said at first there was a single bright
orange fireball slowly passing high up in the sky,
travelling north to south, then disappearing."
"About 30 to 35 seconds after the first (UFO)
illumination event, a second illumination appeared,
and it repeated the first event. A pair of orange
fireball illuminations passed overhead side by side,
and yes, 30 to 35 seconds later, another illumination
went over and duplicated the activities of all the
The UFO display lasted for about 15 minutes.
(Many thanks to Ross Dowe of Australia/New
Zealand 24-Hour UFO Hotline for this report.)
BIZARRE ORANGE UFO SEEN IN EARBY, LANCASHIRE, UK
A strange orange "plasma-like" UFO appeared
twice over the town of Earby, Lancashire, UK, first
on Saturday, August 15, 1998, and again one week
later on Saturday, August 22, 1998.
The "most peculiar plasma-like orange light was
seen by a number of witnesses" in Earby. "The object
is said to be 30 feet in length and appeared to have
an 'undulating' or 'skipping' motion. They appeared
to perform sharp turns and eventually disappeared
into a valley."
"This area is known for the sighting of so-called
'Earth Lights,'" said Tim Matthews of the Lancashire
UFO Society. "There is a possibility--we may be on
the verge of an earthquake." (Many thanks to Lisa
Matthews of LUFOS for this news story.)
BLAZING BLUE FIREBALL STIRS SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Dozens of witnesses in small towns around
Modesto, California (population 164,730) were
startled by the sight of a huge blazing blue fireball
crossing the sky at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday,
August 27, 1998.
The phenomenon was seen in Modesto, a city
on Highway 132 approximately 115 miles
(184 kilometers) east of San Francisco, and in
Oakdale (population 11,961) and Waterford
(population 4,771), 15 miles (25 kilometers)
east of Modesto.
"The Stanislaw County Communications Center
received a number of calls after the meteor made
its brief, but brilliant, appearance."
"Among the callers was a woman from Oakdale,
who thought the celebrated light might be someone
shooting off an emergency flare, a Waterford police
officer" and county supervisor Joseph Eulate, age 64.
"'I'm just glad someone else saw it,' said Joe
Eulate, 'People were asking what I put in my coffee
"Eulate's close encounter came as he was driving
along Scenic Drive in Modesto. 'It looked like a big
ball, like a light bulb. It was coming down real fast.
I saw something like sparks coming from the back
of it. It was going west to east, above Claus Road.
I never saw it hit. There was no sound." (See the
Modesto, Cal. Bee for August 28, 1998, "Burning
ball in heavens lights up valley imaginations."
Many thanks to Gerry Lovell of Far Shores for
forwarding this newspaper article.)
CROP CIRCLE FOUND IN ROTHWELL, LEEDS, UK
On Saturday, August 22, 1998, at 4 p.m.,
David M. was approached by his son and another
boy, who informed him that they had just found
a formation in a field near their home in
Rothwell, Leeds, UK.
"Upon getting to the field--videocamera in hand--
I was very impressed with the sight I was pointed out.
At least five shapes were visible, including two
double circles. I shot at least five minutes of video
(footage), while a friend of mine shot more stills."
Rothwell is about 130 miles (208 kilometers)
north of London.
Elsewhere in the world, a crop circle discovered
in Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada last week turned out
to be a playful hoax.
The formation, consisting of circles and unusual
pathways, was found in an oat field in the farm
community. The site was investigated by Chris
Rutkowski of UFOROM, who surveyed the site
and tracked down the culprit.
Rutkowski noticed that "four paths spelled out
the word 'Mark.'...Looking from the south edge of
the field, two more showed letters created in the
oats," which spelled the phrase Mark was here.
Interviewing local farmers, Rutkowski learned
that an 11-year-old boy, Mark W., lived near the
"crop circle" field. He then interviewed the lad.
"'Do you know anything about the tracks in the
field behind your house?' asked Rutkowski."
"'They're really neat, aren't they?' Mark replied."
"'But did you make them?' persisted Rutkowski."
"'Oh, yeah, sure I did,' Mark admitted. 'I made
them a few weeks ago. I wondered when somebody
Mark told Rutkowski that he had decided to make
one after seeing a TV documentary on crop circles.
(Many thanks to Chris Rutkowski for letting UFO
Roundup quote from his report.)
from the UFO Files...
1944: THE MAD GASSER OF MATTOON, ILLINOIS
This week's UFO flap in Illinois comes just in
time for the anniversary of one of the strangest
incidents of the pre-Roswell era. It happened
fifty-four years ago in Mattoon, a small city in
Illinois 181 miles (289 kilometers) south of Chicago.
"During the early morning hours of August 31st
(1944), a resident of the city woke up feeling ill.
He tottered out of bed, stumbled into the bathroom
and vomited. Then he roused his wife to ask her
if she had left on the gas."
"'I don't think so,' she said, 'but I'll check.'
When she tried to get up, she discovered that
she was paralyzed."
"Shortly after this incident, a housewife in
another part of town awike when she heard her
daughter coughing. She got up to find that she
could barely walk."
"The next evening (September 1, 1944), Mrs.
Bert Kearney, asleep in a bedroom shared with
her three-year-old daughter Dorothy, was stirred
from slumber at the sudden appearance of a
"'I first noticed a sickening sweet odor in
the bedroom,' she later told a reporter for the
local newspaper, 'but at the time I thought it might
be from flowers outside the window. But the odor
grew stronger, and I began to feel a paralysis of
my legs and lower body. I got frightened and
Mrs. Kearney's neighbor searched the yard
and the rest of the neighborhood without finding
any clues to the origin of the mysterious gas.
Police investigation proved similarly unproductive."
"But at 12:30 a.m., as he arrived home from
work, Mr. Kearney caught a glimpse of someone
who matched the later description of 'the mad
gasser of Mattoon,' as the newspapers would
call him. The stranger, who was in Kearney's
words, 'tall, dressed in dark clothing and wearing
a tight-fitting cap' was standing at the window.
When he saw Kearney approaching, he fled.
Kearney pursued him but could not catch him."
"By September 5th, police had received
four more calls of 'gas attacks.' Each time the
individuals concerned said they had first smelled
a 'sickly sweet odor,' then became nauseated
and partially paralyzed for thirty to ninety
"On Wednesday night, the (September)
sixth, the gasser struck three times. At 10:00
(p.m.) Mrs. Ardell Spangler smelled a sickly
sweet odor, felt a peculiar dryness in her throat
and lips and suffered from nausea."
"Mrs. Laura Junken reported a similar
experience shortly after midnight, and Fred
Goble told of one at 1:00 a.m. Robert Daniels,
a neighbor of Goble, saw 'a tall man' fleeing
"'This is the one of the strangest cases I
have ever encountered in many years of police
work,' Richard T. Piper, a crime specialist with
the State Department of Public Safety told
And the case got even stranger. The final
gas attack took place at the home of Miss
Frances Smith, principal of the Columbian Grade
School, on September 7, 1944. "Just before
the gas with its flower-like odor came pouring
into the room, they heard a strange buzzing sound
outside the house and expressed their belief that
the sound was made by 'the madman's spraying
apparatus in operation.'"
The Mad Gasser vanished that night, and, in
the intervening 54 years, he has not been heard
from since. (See MYSTERIOUS AMERICA by
Loren Coleman, Faber & Faber Inc., Winchester,
Mass. 1983, pages 192 to 200. See also the
Mattoon, Ill. Journal-Gazette for September 2,
1944 and also the Decatur, Ill. Herald for
September 8, 1944.)
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Tomorrow is the anniversary of the birth of
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Burroughs. Yes, the creater of Tarzan, Pellucidar
and John Carter of Mars was born in Chicago
on September 1, 1875. You know, it's amazing
how many of Burroughs's descriptions of Barsoom,
his name for Mars, actually match the photos
radioed back by the Mars Global Surveyor. Must
be another case of "life following art."
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