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Volume 7
Number 17
April 23, 2002

Editor: Joseph Trainor

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DAYLIGHT DISC CAPTURED ON VIDEO IN JENIN

The embattled city of Jenin on the West Bank was the site of a startling UFO incident last week.

UFO Roundup reader Thomas A. Brown was watching ABC Cable News at Night at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, April 16, 2002 when he saw something that made him sit up and take notice.

"It was only on for 20 seconds, or you would've missed it," Tom reported, "The scene showed the city of Jenin behind the correspondent. Right there in the clear sky was the UFO. The object was grey and round. It hovered motionless. It did not move" while the commentator spoke.

Tom checked other news sources on the Net but "there was no mention in any other press sources."

Jenin was the site of extremely heavy fighting last week between the Zahal (Israeli Defense Forces or IDF) and Palestinian fighters before the Israelis pulled out on Thursday, April 18, 2002.

"Palestinians say there was a massacre in Jenin, that hundreds of civilians are buried beneath the rubble. Israelis say the death toll is more likely in the dozens and that most, if not all, of the dead are combatants."

"A visit to the camp Thursday (April 18, 2002) after Israeli forces pulled back from a 15-day occupation, couldn't clear up whether or not there was a massacre. But the stench of death rises over Hawashin, the neighborhood where Abu Spa died and where Palestinian fighters made their last stand before they were killed or captured by Israeli troops."

(Editor's Note: Hamid Moussad Abu Spa, age 70, a Palestinian civilian, was killed when an Israeli bulldozer demolished his house in Hawashin, burying him in the rubble. All told, the Zahal is accused of murdering an estimated 500 unarmed civilians in Jenin.)

"Entire blocks of apartment buildings and shops have been leveled, the wreckage bulldozed into piles in some places."

"Terje Roed-Larsen, the United Nations special envoy to the Middle East, said he tried to get into the camp for 11 straight days before finally being let in Thursday. Looking at the wreckage, he said, 'Nothing can justify an act like this. Of course there are bodies here. You can smell them.'"

"The fiercest fighting in the nearly three-week campaign took place here last week, when 23 Israeli troops and an unknown number of Palestinians were killed."

(Email Form Report. See also USA Today for April 19, 2002, "Smell of death rises from wreckage of Jenin," page 6A.)

(Editor's Comment: We can only hope that the saucer managed to save at least a few of the civilians who were buried alive by Ariel Sharon's bulldozers.)

VIRGIN MARY APPEARS AT A CHURCH IN BETHLEHEM

"It's being hailed as the first miracle of the 21st Century."

"After her statue atop the Church of the Holy Family in Bethlehem was riddled in Israeli-Palestinian gunfire, the Virgin Mary appeared to nuns in a stunning vision and delivered an urgent warning to mankind."

One nun of the Daughters of Charity order "said she was 'terrified' by the Virgin's words--especially the grim portent that the entire world could be broken forever under the crushing weight of a new world war."

The former Miriam bat-Joachim warned "'of terrors upon terrors, growing like weeds upon the earth,' says one sister, speaking under conditions of anonymity.
'And then she blessed all of us and wept and disappeared.'"

"Several awed witnesses have come forward, describing the events of Thursday, March 21, 2002. That night, a smell of roses filled the sanctuary as the Daughters of Charity held their evening prayers."

"The sweet scent was soon followed by a high musical, humming sound and a distinct feeling of warmth emanating from the ceiling."

"Then, the sisters say, a glowing beam of light gradually formed a likeness of the Blessed Virgin 'like a film coming into focus.'"

"Tears were running down her face, and she uttered a prophetic warning. Time is growing short, and the promised Judgement Day is nearly at hand."

"'I was stunned,' says another sister, 'I mean, at first I almost thought it was a prank, but there's no possible way that it could be. And the feeling in the air was indescribable--such love and sadness filled me. I thought my heart was breaking.'"

"'We are on the brink of Doomsday, a war to end all wars as promised in the Book of Revelation. If we hope to survive as a species, we need to accomplish certain acts of compassion and healing before it's too late.'"

One week before the apparition, the Church of the Holy Family was the scene of a ferocious firefight between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

"Arms outstretched, hands broken, a look of patient suffering on her battle-scarred face, this statue of the Blessed Mother stands over the once-peaceful Church of the Holy Family, one of the holiest places in Bethlehem--now a front line in the hostilities. She was battered and broken when an Israeli tank shell hit the church, which houses a convent and a hospital for pregnant mothers."

"When the shell hit, panic broke out in the maternity ward, according to Sister Elizabeth, one of the many nuns on duty during the attack."

"'The tank was in front of the hospital and the Palestinians in the streets above,' she recalls, 'They were firing for three hours without pausing for a minute.'"

"Israeli spokemen have apologized for the incident, saying their soldiers are instructed not to fire on sites sacred to Christianity, Judaism or Islam.'" (See the tabloid Sun for April 23, 2002, "Virgin Mary's urgent message for mankind," pages 1, 24 and 25.)

(Editor's Comment: Has anyone ever explained to "the Count of Mata Cristi," Ariel Sharon, that two millenia ago Miriam was a devout Jew?)

FOURTEEN UFOs SIGHTED OVER CHICAGO

On Sunday, April 14, 2002, at about 5 p.m., the male witness was cooking food on his backyard barbecue grille in a residential neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois while his family and friends sat around talking. "While grilling outdoors this past Sunday, my friends and I noticed a cluster of stars or satellite-looking objects flying very high and apparently very fast in the skies above Chicago."

"At first my buddy noticed three tiny dots of light bright enough to be seen against the cloudless blue sky. Then we started noticing more of these dots of light. The dots were traveling together, heading north, and we quickly counted a total of 14 star-looking things ripping along super-high-up, and they were hard as hell to see. But we all agreed we saw them regardless of what we'd been smoking."

"These objects flew in no regular pattern and, although most flew at a relatively constant speed, a few of the objects would zip from behind and on ahead of the rest. This all happened pretty fast, and we were all feeling like, what the hell are those things!? I have never seen anything like what I saw Sunday." (Email Form Report)

TRIANGULAR UFO SPOTTED IN NEW SOUTH WALES

On Tuesday, April 12, 2002, "an eyewitness reported the passage of a triangular UFO over the town of Forestville in New South Wales," Australia.

"According to the report, the UFO flew from north to south, presenting the appearance of a large, silvent flying vehicle with harsh lights on its front portion. The UFO continued its flight at a steady rapid speed estimated at 3,600 kilometers per hour (2,160 miles per hour) and was finally lost from sight behind a grove of trees." (See NotiOVNI for April 21, 2002. Many thanks to Daniel Munoz and Keith Basterfield for this report.)

A BIG WEEK FOR UFOs IN WISCONSIN

Last week saw three sightings of UFOs in different regions of the USA's Midwestern state of Wisconsin.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2002, Stephen Bayer reports, "I was watching TV at about 10:30 p.m. like I usually do on a Tuesday night with one of my friends. My TV is next to a picture window" at his home in Ripon, Wis. (population 6,828) a town on Highway 44 approximately 67 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee. "So I usually see a lot of the outside."

"Anyway, I was getting up to go to bed, and I saw something strange at my window. It was in the sky, and it looked like an asteroid but a bit lower and moving at a much slower pace. At first I didn't think anything of it, but when it didn't go away for about a minute, I kept watching."

"It was headed to the east, towards the city (Milwaukee--J.T.) We quickly put on our jackets and went outside to watch it. After another minute or two, it stopped in mid-air. I'm guessing about eight miles (12 kilometers) away. It then broke into two separate parts and then disappeared. We went back inside and decided to tell people later, since it was pretty weird."

(Editor's Note: Ripon, Wis. was the birthplace of the USA's Republican Party.)

On Friday, April 12, 2002, at 8:30 p.m., there was a UFO sighting in tiny Merrimac, Wis., between Devilshead Ski Resort and Lake Wisconsin. According to eyewitness Jerry C., "My wife (Debbie) and son (he's 12--J.C.) were getting home a little late on the (April) 12th at around 8:30 from shopping. It was a clear night. Me and my other son (he is 9--J.C.) were worried so we waited patiently."

"They just pulled in the driveway. We went out to meet them. They jumped from the van very puzzled and were yelling, 'Look at that!' and 'It was following us!' There were scared. This was no plane or helicopter."

"It was bright yellow" and "as low as two medium trees stuck together "(i.e. about 80 feet or 24 meters above the ground--J.T.) Moving very slowly, then stopped."

"My son ran to get the camcorder but with the lighting in town (nearby) we couldn't adjust it or see it in the viewfinder. We all agreed that it was a UFO. It didn't just sit still, like it vibrated, pulsed" with "little side-to-side movements. Very weird, scary."

"We see a lot of weird lights around here at night. We have three acres of yard. It's pretty dark back there where we see most of these lights. But this happened out front, down the road just outside of town, where we tried to tape" the UFO.

On Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 8:15 p.m., a boy in Hollister, Wis. reported, "My parents came home about 8:15 p.m., and my mom told me that my dad spotted something weird in the sky. I ran outside and I saw the light moving across the sky from northeast to southwest. It was much larger than the stars that were out. It moved across the sky until it fizzled out just before the tree line. This lasted about 30 seconds to a minute."

Hollister, Wis. is on Highway 55 just north of the Menominee Indian Reservation and 56 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Green Bay. (Many thanks to John Hoppe of UFO Wisconsin for these reports.)

STAR-LIKE UFOs SIGHTED IN LAKEWOOD, COLORADO

On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 8:20 p.m., Shane M. Robinson was driving through Lakewood, Colorado (population 144,126), a suburb just west of Denver, when he "two star-like objects heading southeast."

Shane reported, "My wife confirmed the sighting by cell phone from a separate location" in the Denver area. "And I spoke to a man at a convenience store who also witnessed it as it happened."

"As I drove west of Denver on Highway 6 at about 2020 (8:20 p.m.) Mountain time on April 17, 2002, I was looking at the western sky at dusk to see if I could observe an astronomical event of planets aligning."

(Editor's Note: Last week, five planets were in a rare alignment between the moon and Earth's horizon, almost in a straight line.)

"As I looked up again, I noticed two star-like lights traveling at what appeared to be a very high altitude and a very high rate of speed (above 200 miles an hour at least--S.M.R.)"

"They had no blinking lights but were apparently luminescent. I happened to be on the cell phone with my wife, who was traveling on (Interstate Highway) I-25 North (about 10 miles from where I was--S.M.R.) at the time of my sighting. I told her about it and then pulled over to get gas and get out of my car and look at it."

"I saw the lights continue southeast so I yelled over to a man getting out of his truck and asked if he could see the objects. He stated he could. I asked him if he knew what they were, and he stated that he did not know. I started pumping gas and called my wife again and asked if she could see the lights. She responded that she could, and she pulled off the highway to get a better look. She stated that they continued on their way in a southeasterly direction at a constant rate of speed and distance apart until out of sight."

"My reaction during the sighting was one of calm surprise and excitement to confirm its existence with my wife. Would someone reply to me on this, as it is a little unsettling to not know why it was there." (Email Form Report)

STRANGE EARTHQUAKE SHAKES UP THE USA's NORTHEAST

"An earthquake that registered 5.1 on the Richter scale shook (the USA's) Northeast early Saturday," April 20, 2002, "collapsing roads in New York (state) and rattling homes from Maine to Maryland."

"The quake, centered in" Au Sable Forks, N.Y., "15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Plattsburgh, N.Y. (population 18, 816)," a small city on the western shore of Lake Champlain, "left cracks in foundations and chimneys throughout the region, said Ray Thatcher, director of emergency services for Essex County."

"'It was shaking pretty good,' said Jimmy Mussaw, who said he was standing in a Plattsburgh supermarket just before 7 a.m. when the walls and beams began to shake. 'Everybody was running from the back of the store to the front.'"

"Essex and Clinton counties, near the Vermont and Canada borders, declared states of emergency, and state inspectors were sent to the Adirondack region to examine bridges and dams for structural damage. No restrictions were placed on travel, but police urged drivers to use caution."

"William Ott, a seismologist at Weston Observatory at Boston College, said the quake had a magnitude of 5.1, and at least two aftershocks were reported."

"He called the earthquake 'moderate.' A typical magnitude 5.1 earthquake would crack plaster, break windows and cause minor structural damage around the epicenter, he said."

"The quake broke off a 100-foot (30-meter) section from one road in Ausable, N.Y., said David Fessette, highway construction supervisor for Clinton County. A (road) crew was filling the area in with limestone Saturday afternoon. Parts of at least two other roads collapsed, and there were several water main breaks in the area."

"At Adirondack Mountain Spirits in Ausable, the earthquake rattled liquor bottles off the shelves."

"'It was just a mess,' said owner Dayle Richards. 'Even if they didn't break, they were covered with other debris.'"

"The largest earthquake (ever) recorded in New York (state), according to the USGS (U.S. Geologic Survey--J.T.), was a 5.8 magnitude quake in 1944 that was centered in Massena, N.Y., about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the Canadian border."

"Won Young Kim, a seismologist with Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, said a magnitude 3.5 quake occurred in the same area (of upstate New York) on the same day, April 20, two years ago (2002)."

"'Northern New York is an active area, but most of the earthquakes that occur in the area are smaller,' said Frank Revetta, a professor of geology at State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, N.Y. 'Normally you'd get one this big just every 100 years or so.'"

"During the last two or three years, there haven't been many at all, and I wondered if that might mean anything. This might prove the strained (tectonic) energy had not been released, and now it had been." (Editor's Comment: Wait a minute! The energy was released exactly two years ago in a magnitude 3.5 quake. And now we have a second quake with an even higher rating on the Richter scale? What is going on deep within the earth in upstate New York?)

"By several accounts, the shaking lasted about 30 seconds."

"Amanda Slattery of Yorktown Heights, just north of New York City, said she was in bed when the temblor struck."

"'I could hear the frame of the house shaking,' Slattery said, 'I lay there long enough to realize it was an earthquake...I was relieved when it stopped.'"

"Tremors were also felt in Canada, as far east as Boston, Mass. and Portland, Maine, and as far south as Baltimore, Maryland."

According to UFO Roundup correspondent Mary Lou Jones-Drown, she received an eyewitness report from Gwen, a resident of Oswego, N.Y. (population 17,954), a port town on Lake Ontario 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Syracuse. Gwen reported, "It vibrated like a runaway freight train or something, and my bed shook violently."

Raymond Jones, another resident of New York state, "said his books came right off the shelves."

The quake was even felt in Rhode Island. My sister Carolyn reported, "It was around ten minutes to 7 in the morning. I was just lounging, not out of bed yet, and I could feel the room shaking. I had to ask myself if it was a gas leak or something. I know it was an earthquake. I was frozen--didn't dare move. Then I put the TV on Channel 10 and they said they thought we had an earthquake but weren't sure. I thought of your saying that Massachusetts was supposed to have a major earthquake and that it would drop into the ocean. Let's hope you're wrong."

(Editor's Comment: I hope so, too, Ca. But Gordon Michael Scallion predicts that two-thirds of the Comedy Commonwealth are going to end up on the ocean floor. Everything east of the Connecticut River. Of course, the good news is, Agawam, West Springfield, Northampton, Whately, Wapping, Deerfield, Greenfield and Bernardston are all going to become beachfront property.)

Curiously enough, the Plattsburgh, N.Y. area is the site of a rare geological phenomenon. In his book Weird America, author Jim Brandon writes, "Plattsburgh: Some beaches of Lake Champlain here have patches of 'noisy sands,' that, when dry, can be placed in a cloth bag, divided in half, and the two portions clapped together to produce sounds. Different people hear the noises in different ways, ranging from doglike barking to pure musical tones."

This phenomenon of "singing sands" is found in other locations of the USA, as well, such as Kauai Island in Hawaii, Churchill County, Nevada, Manchester, Massachusetts and Pascagoula, Mississippi, which is also the site of the most famous UFO abduction case of October 1973. (See the Providence, R.I. Journal for April 21, 2002, "Earthquake rattles Northeast; tremors from Maine to Maryland," page 1. Also Weird America by Jim Brandon, E.P. Dutton Co., New York, N.Y. 1978, page 159. Many thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown for this newspaper article.)

(Editor's Comment: Lake Champlain was known to the Ganegahaga-ono indigenous people (a.k.a. Mohawk Indians) as Caniaderi-Guarunte, which, to give the Ganegahaga a free translation, means Lake of the Sorcerers. Apparently, strange earth changes in the Plattsburgh/Ausable area are nothing new. But I wonder if last week's rare planetary alignment had anything to do with it.)

DAMON KNIGHT, BIOGRAPHER OF CHARLES FORT, DIES IN EUGENE, OREGON

"Damon Knight, a prolific science fiction writer and editor whose wry humor found its biggest audience in "To Serve Man," a short story that was adapted into an episode of The Twilight Zone, died Monday," April 15, 2002, "at a hospital in Eugene, Oregon, his family said."

"He was 79 and lived in Eugene."

"Mr. Knight was part of the first wave of literary-minded science fiction writers. Born in Baker, Oregon, he moved to New York City in the early 1940s and joined a group of budding writers called The Futurians. Their ranks included Isaac Asimov, Donald A. Wollheim and Frederick Pohl, who went on to become some of the most influential writers and editors in the field. Mr. Knight's memoir of the group, The Futurians, was published in 1977."

In 1969, Damon Knight researched, wrote and published Charles Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained, the first detailed biography of Charles Hoy Fort, considered by many to be "the father of ufology."

Reviewing the paranormal data listed in all four of Fort's books, which included all sorts of strange events documented between 1800 and 1930, Mr. Knight developed a statistical analysis and came to a startling discovery--paranormal events on Earth peaked whenever the planet Mars made its closest approach to Earth. (Aso known to Forteans as "Knight's Law"--J.T.)

"In his writing, Mr. Knight played with the standard themes of science fiction: aliens, apocalyptic wars, robots and space. But his work stood out for its sharp wit."

"His most famous story 'To Serve Man' was first published in 1950 and was faithfully adapted for The Twilight Zone in 1962 (with actor Lloyd Bochner in the lead--J.T.). It's a perfectly representative Damon Knight story, full of dark humor and wordplay. In it, a race of giant aliens appears on Earth and promises to end hunger and war. But soon the aliens' guidebook To Serve Man is decoded and found to be a cookbook. The aliens plan to serve humans as food."

"The twist in the story's tail was ideal for The Twilight Zone and the episode's closing scene, in which the aliens' cookbook is breathlessly revealed, is one of early television's classic moments."

"Damon Knight edited many science fiction anthologies and publications, including Orbit, the original anthology series that ran from 1966 to 1980."

"Mr. Knight and his second wife, Kate Wilhelm, who is also a writer of science fiction and fantasy novels, taught for 27 years at the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop, originally at Clarion State College in Pennsylvania and now at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan."

"In addition to Ms. Wilhelm and their son, Jonathan Knight of Eugene, Ore., he is survived by three children from his previous marriage--Valerie Knight of Eugene, Ore., Christopher Knight of Los Angeles, Cal., and Leslie Knight of Portland, Ore., two stepsons and four grandchildren." (See the New York Times for April 17, 2002, "Damon Knight, 79, Writer and Editor of Science Fiction, Dies." Many thanks to Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe for forwarding this obituary notice.)

2,200 MUMMIES DISCOVERED IN PURUCHUCO, PERU

"An ancient Inca burial site has yielded the remains of some 2,200 mummies, scientists reported Wednesday," April 17, 2002.

"Discovered beneath a shantytown outside Peru's capital, Lima, the remains offer archaeologists an unprecedented look at life and death in the Inca empire."

(Editor's Comment: Puruchuco, located 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Lima, is hardly a "shantytown." Actually, it's the site of a pre-Inca civilization. The ruined adobe castillo was the palace of the Curaca, the king of the Huanchos, an Aymara-speaking indigenous people. The Incas conquered the valley in the 1400s and renamed it Rimac, a name the Spaniards corrupted into Lima. Peruvian archaeologist Arturo Jimenez Borja restored the castillo of Puruchuco in 1953, and I visited both the palace and the adjacent museum in 1978. I recommend it to any tourist visiting Peru.)

"The Incas ruled much of Peru during the 1400s, the last of a long line of Andean empires that ended with the arrival of Spanish conquistador (Francisco) Pizarro in 1533. The Inca domain extended from the Andes westward over the arid Peruvian coast. The 20-acre cemetery outside Lima may have held the remains of some 10,000 individuals, subjects and rulers alike."

"'From a sociological standpoint, (the mummies) give us a complete sample of Inca society in this region at the time,' says lead archaeologist Guillermo Cock. In 2000, the Peruvian National Institute of Culture asked Cock and his team to examine the sanctuary, which was threatened by development and sewage from the town built above the gravesites. They expected to find perhaps 300 burials."

"Instead they found many more, perhaps one-quarter packed individually into cotton-stuffed mummy 'bundles' containing the dessicated remains of two to seven people. When research funding dried up, assistance came from villagers and from National Geographic, which features the finds in its May (2002) issue and on a PBS special airing May 15 (2002)."

"'Just as a single individual can tell you little about our society today, no single mummy is representative of an ancient culture,' says Inca expert Brian Bauer of the University of Illinois-Chicago. The size of the 'Puruchuco-Huaquerones' collection of mummies offers anthropologists an opportunity to ask sophisticated questions, such as the kinship between ruler and ruled, the type of work each performed and disease incidence."

"The mummies dried naturally in the dry air of the Peruvian coast, Cock says. While there are no signs of embalming, practices such as packing corpses in cotton to dry them out show the mummification was intentional. One individual, dubbed 'the Cotton King,' was wrapped in 300 pounds of cotton along with the remains of a baby."

"Decades of genetic and medical analysis await to uncover kinship and causes of death, Cock says." (See USA Today for April 18, 2002, "2,200 Inca mummies have many tales to tell," page 6D.)

From the UFO Files...

1897: CONVERSATION WITH THE ALIENS

The USA's first great UFO flap 105 years ago produced reports of many strange encounters with UFOs, particularly in Texas. But no case was stranger than that of John M. Barclay, which was reported in the Houston Post of April 26, 1897.

Here is the newspaper article as it appeared in the Post.

"Rockland (Texas): Mr. John M. Barclay, living near this place, reports that last night (April 25, 1897) about 11 o'clock, after having retired, he heard his dog barking furiously, together with a whining noise. He went to the door to ascertain the trouble and saw something, he says, that made his eyes bulge out and, but for the fact that he had been reading of an airship that was supposed to have been in or over Texas, he would have taken to the woods."

"It was a peculiar shaped body, with an oblong shape, with wings and side attachments of various sizes and shapes. There were brilliant lights, which appeared much brighter than electric lights. When he first saw it, it seemed perfectly stationary about five yards (4.5 meters) from the ground. It circled a few times and gradually descended to the ground in a pasture adjacent to his house. He took his Winchester (rifle) and went down to investigate."

"As soon as the ship, or whatever it might be, alighted, the lights went out. The night was bright enough for a man to be distinguished several yards, and when within about 30 yards (27 meters) of the ship, he was met by an ordinary mortal, who requested him to lay his gun aside as no harm was intended."

"Whereupon the following conversation ensued:"

"Mr. Barclay enquired, 'Who are you and what do you want?'"

"Never mind about my name, call it Smith. I want some lubricating oil and a couple of cold chisels if you can get them, and some bluestone. I suppose the sawmill hard by has the two former articles and the (Western Union) telegraph operator has the bluestone. Here is a ten-dollar bill; take it and get us these articles and keep the change for your trouble.'"

(Editor's Note: The occupants were being rather generous. In the Texas of 1897, ten dollars represented a week-and-a-half's wages for a working cowboy.)

"Mr. Barclay said, 'What have you got down there? Let me go and see it.'"

"He who wanted to be called Smith said, 'No, we cannot permit you to approach any nearer, but do as we request you and your kindness will be appreciated, and we will call you some future day and reciprocate your kindness by taking you on a trip.'"

"Mr. Barclay went and procured the oil and cold chisels, but could not get the bluestone. They had no change and Mr. Barclay tendered him the ten-dollar bill, but same was refused. The man shook hands with him and thanked him cordially and asked that ne not follow him to the vessel."

"As he left, Mr. Barclay called him and asked him where he was from and where he was going. He replied, 'From anywhere, but we will be in Greece day after tomorrow.'"

"He got on board, when there was again the whirling noise, and the thing was gone, as Mr. Barclay expresses it, like a shot out of a gun. Mr. Barclay is perfectly reliable." (See the Houston, Tex. Post for April 26, 1897, page 2. Also the book Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, Contemporary Books, Chicago, Illinois, 1993, pages 144 and 145.)


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