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Volume 8
Number 01
January 1, 2003

Editor: Joseph Trainor

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NUMEROUS UFOs SEEN IN CARACAS, VENEZUELA

South America's UFO flap is still going strong in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Sightings were reported in several parts of the city last week.

"According to Venezuelan ufologist Arturo Escalante, there have been numerous sightings in Caracas recently," during a period of civil unrest in the Venezuelan capital.

"On Friday, December 13, 2002, at 6:30 p.m., Prof. Amelia Santodomingo observed a giant luminous sphere with multicolored lights hovering over the Paseo de Los Proceres. Later the same evening, three witnesses observed the same luminous sphere over the barrio Galipan (neighborhood) in the vicinity of Cerro Avila (hill). The large object flew circles above this area, then retreated towards the mountains where it finally disappeared."

"On Monday, December 16, 2002, at 7:07 p.m., according to Marisa Rodriguez, editor of the magazine Too Much, singer Deborah Sachs and her agent, Ingrid Angulo, observed a strange object suspended silently in the southeastern sky, displaying intermittent red and yellow lights 'dispersed in the form of a wedding ring.' This UFO rose in the air to an altitude of 120 meters (396 feet) above the buildings in the Los Riscos area of Caracas. The object finally departed and was lost in the horizon." (See NotiOVNI for December 22, 2002. Muchas gracias a Daniel Munoz y Martha Rosenthal para esos informes.)

UFO FLOTILLA SIGHTED IN MANLY, NEW ZEALAND

On Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at 11 p.m., Karen Dugdale and her son were at ther home in Little Manly, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand when, looking south towards Manly, she saw "several round shapes of 10 to 12, green in colour, which appeared to be in one large circle (formation--J.T.)."

"The objects travelled from within the large white cloud and moved from top to right to bottom to left of the clouds. My son seems to think it was moving in a circular motion. And, as the cloud changed shape and became smaller, the circle of lights disappeared until it vanished altogether."

The UFOs, Mrs. Dugdale reported, were "colour: green and shaped round."

She described the formation as looking like this:

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"As it moved, the circles stayed together as one circle. This lasted approximately 20 minutes." (Email Form Report)

GROUP SAYS ALIENS HELPED CLONE THE FIRST HUMAN

"A group whose spiritual leader says extraterrestrials developed cloning as a route to eternal life claimed Friday," December 27, 2002, "to have produced the first human clone in the form of a 7-pound baby girl--but most scientists greeted the claim with skepticism because of the group's weak credentials."

"If genetic tests to be performed in the next week support the claim, it would mark what many scientists and ethicists consider a reckless application of cloning technology, which has run into safety problems in animal studies."

"Friday's cloning announcement was made in Florida by Brigitte Boisselier, a chemist and follower of a French-born religious leader named Rael, who started his extraterrestrial-venerating sect in the 1970s."

"Boisselier said the baby was born Thursday," December 26, 2002, "at an undisclosed site to a 31-year-old American woman whose cells were used to make the cloned infant."

"'The baby is very healthy, and she's doing fine,' Boisselier said."

"Most researchers said that although human cloning may be technically possible, they doubted that Boisselier--who is not a specialist in reproductive technology--has assembled a team with the expertise to pull it off."

"'They have absolutely no scientific track record, and they've published no papers in the field. They haven't even cloned a mouse,' said Dr. Robert Lanza, vice president of medical and scientific development at Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. That company announced last year (2001) that it had made human embryonic clones for research purposes, though the embryos were not intended to develop into babies."

"Boisselier is a 'bishop' in the movement founded by Rael, who was born Claude Vorilhon and who spent his early years in France as a race car diver and journalist."

"In 1974, Rael released The Book Which Tells the Truth, in which he described how extraterrestrials called the Elohim took him to their home planet and explained to him how they created life on Earth."

"In his 2001 book Yes to Human Cloning, Rael said the aliens had cloned him."

"'I saw the Elohim insert a cell taken from my forehead into a huge aquarium-like machine...and then watched a perfect copy of myself grow in just a few seconds,' Rael wrote."

"Boisselier said the baby produced by Clonaid--whom the group's scientists nicknamed Eve--was conceived using one of the mother's eggs and DNA taken from one of the mother's skin cells."

"If the child is a clone, she would essentially be an identical twin of her mother and should have precisely the same DNA. Michael Guillen, a former science editor with ABC (American Broadcasting Company--J.T.) News said Friday that he has arranged with Clonaid to have independent experts test DNA from the baby and her mother."

"Cloning a person may not be a difficult feat for scientists with the right training in reproductive technology. Fertility treatments that involve injecting a single sperm into an egg use many of the same techniques needed for cloning, which is why most experts did not dismiss Clonaid's claims out of hand."

"'There are hundreds or thousands of people who can do the work,' said Mark Westhusin, a cloning researcher at Texas A&M University."

"But Boisselier has not said who is on her team, and she did not release photos of the baby or any DNA evidence to back her claim."

"'I just think it's completely irresponsible,' said Westhusin, who this year (2002) led the first successful effort to clone a cat. 'As big a concern as whether you get a baby who's healthy today is whether that individual will be healthy 10 to 20 years from now or be disposed to serious human diseases. We need more animal studies before we can ever say this is safe.'"

(Editor's Comment: Here's a classic case of a pot calling the kettle black. Irresponsible? What do you call spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to do what any back-alley tomcat will do for free?)

"Some ethicists believe cloning is wrong in principle, citing the possibility it will lead to an industry of designer babies or hamper a child's ability to form a unique identity."

"'The very attempt to clone a human being is evil,' said Stanley Hauerwas, a professor of theological ethics at Duke University. 'Even to imagine that we should clone a human being is a sign that, as the novelist Walker Percy put it, we are 'lost in the cosmos.'"

"A spokesman for President Bush reiterated on Friday the (Republican) administration's opposition to all forms of human cloning."

"Last month (November 2002) the Bush administration delayed for one year a United Nations vote on a global ban on reproductive cloning, saying the measure was insufficient because it did not include cloning for research." (See the Chicago Tribune for December 28, 2002, "Cloning of baby doubted, damned," page 1, and "Clone: No evidence released to back claim," page 8.)

(Editor's Comment: You just know 2003 is going to be a wild year when big mainstream newspapers like the Chicago Tribune start running the kinds of stories you usually see in NotiOVNI, Filer's Files and UFO Roundup.)

DEAD CHUPACABRA FOUND IN PUERTO RICO?

"A discovery only increases the mystery: the bones of a strange creature disturbed the calm days of Christmas activities in the town of" Jayuya, Puerto Rico.

"The animal remains were found on Tuesday," December 24, 2002, "at 1:30 p.m. while young Angel Oquendo, 6, was playing with his brother, Sixto, 10, between the supports of footings of a recently-built dwelling on a family property in the Canalizo sector of Utuado, P.R."

"According to Adelaida Quiles, Angel's mother, the boy summoned her while they were roasting a pig for Christmas Eve dinner."

"'He called me, saying, 'Mommy, come here. There's a dead mouse,' and I ignored him. But he kept calling, and I asked my husband to take over the preparations (for dinner--J.T.) while I took a look,'" Sra. Quiles said.

"As soon as she found the dead animal's remains near one of the house's supports, she called her husband, Cesar Oquendo, realizing that the remains were not something she could readily identify. They slid a piece of cardboard under it to bring it out into the light."

"'Upon seeing it, we wondered if this thing could be the Chupacabra or something,' said Quiles."

"A quick observation revealed that the animal had no traces of wool, hair or feathers on its carcass. Nor was there any evidence of it having upper extremities or wings."

"The creature would have stood approximately 2 feet (0.6 meters) tall and was supported by its rear extremities, which had pronounced claws and three equally long bones. This gave the impression that it was able to jump to considerable heights. Its wide elongated head, with prominent eyes, supported a complete set of teeth with long upper fangs, two of them in the molar area and another in the bottom jaw, marking its carnivorous nature."

"The ears were palm-shaped and measured only an inch (2.5 centimeters) in length, and there was a curved shape to its spinal column. The creature had a partial tail measuring nearly 1.5 feet (0.45 meters) long, similar to that of a reptile, and it appeared to have provided support for it as it walked."

"The suspicion among the local residents was still considerable as they awaited the arrival of a Forensic Sciences researcher who would identify the animal's characteristics."

"Curiously, several birds had been slain months ago on the same rural property. Eight hens and one rooster were found slain outside their cages and had belonged to Victor Quiles, Adelaida's father."

"Jose Carlos Rivera, residing in the same area, lost five hens consecutively at the same time and in the same manner. He stated that an uncle of his lost 23 animals and his sister another two. Rivera, a traveling food vendor near the entrance of the town, claimed not to have experienced further attacks and had paid no further attention to the incidents." (See the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora for December 29, 2002. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Luiseppe Quinones para eso articulo de diario.)

MYSTERY FIREBALL SIGHTED IN NORTHEASTERN SCOTLAND

"A mystery object was seen streaking through the sky near" a community in northeastern Scotland, UK.

"A comet-like ball was seen plunging towards the sea off Cammachmore, near Stonehaven. The bizarre X-Files-style sighting left residents baffled--but skywatchers believe it may have been a piece of space junk."

"The Cammachmore 'comet' was spotted in unseasonably clear skies at around 10 in the morning" on Thursday, December 12, 2002.

"'Myself and my husband were having a cup of coffee when something caught my eye out of the window,' said the woman, whose house overlooks the coast."

"'We both stared out at the sky and could not believe what we were seeing. The object was hurtling straight down from the sky and was travelling at some speed.'"

"The couple, who did not wish to be named, then grabbed binoculars to get a better view."

"'I can only describe it as like looking at a ball...with a small comet-like tail behind it,' she said."

"'My husband is a bit of a plane buff, and we both agreed this definitely was not any kind of aircraft.'"

"The object then swiftly vanished from view within water."

"Aberdeen coastguards were unaware of it. 'My guess is those people were confused by the sight of the sun for the first time in months,' said a spokesman."

"A Met Office spokesman said, 'From the description, it sounds like it may well have been space debris.'" (See the Evening Express for December 13, 2002. Many thanks to Jim Hickman for this newspaper article.)

WHITE SPHERICAL UFO SEEN NEAR VANCOUVER, B.C.

On Saturday, December 21, 2002, the witness reported, "I was on the ferry going" across the Strait of Georgia "from Victoria, B.C. to Vancouver, B.C." on Canada's west coast. "At 9:20 a.m., I went out on the deck to have a cigarette. I was the only one out at that time because it was quite cool and windy. There was a blue sky but with lots of clouds that were moving quite fast because of the wind."

"I saw a white ball or sphere-shaped object approaching a cloud. It didn't move very fast. It seemed to float, but I know it wasn't a balloon. It was very white. It didn't look very big, but who can tell at that height? I watched it for about ten seconds, not taking my eyes off it."

"As it was approaching the cloud and then was covered by the wind, I waited for it to reappear after the wind moved the cloud, but I never saw it again. It either moved with the cloud or disappeared. It was moving in a northwesterly direction until it was covered by the cloud. Then I don't know what happened to it. The length of the event took approximately 10 to 15 seconds." (Many thanks to Canadian ufologist Brian Vike for this report.)

LUMINOUS DAYTIME UFO SEEN IN ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA

On Friday, December 20, 2002, at 11 a.m., Linda G. was outdoors on a break and walking along when she spotted a UFO over a vacant parking lot off North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia (population 34,854).

"While I was alone and walking on my break at work, I saw a very large white glowing object in the sky about the size of a small airplane but completely round," Linda reported, "It seemed to drift like a very large balloon. I thought maybe it was a blimp, but it was completely white and radiated" light.

"It came to hover above me, then continued to go to the right of me and then began to rise in the sky and went behind some clouds, leaving just a glowing light, until it disappeared. It moved as if it was gliding, picking up speed as it moved past me."

"It sort of zeroed in on me. I felt as if there was an entity in the craft, or someone was looking at me the same way I was looking at it. After being noticed, it then decided to drift away."

Alpharetta, Ga. is on Highway 9 approximately 22 miles (35 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta. (Email Form Report)

OBERG AND SCIENTISTS CHALLENGE MOON-HOAX THEORISTS

"Is that the moon or a studio in the Nevada desert? How can the flag flutter when there's no wind on the moon? Why can't we see stars in the moon-landing pictures?"

"For three decades, NASA has taken the high road, ignoring those who claimed the Apollo moon landings were faked and part of a colossal government conspiracy."

"The claims and suspicious questions like the ones cited here mostly showed up in books and on the Internet. But last year's prime-time FOX TV special on the so-called 'moon hoax' prompted schoolteachers and others to plead with NASA for factual information to fight back."

"So a few months ago, the space agency budgeted $15,000 to hire a former rocket scientist and author to produce a small book refuting the disbelievers' claims. It would be written primarily with teachers and students in mind."

"The idea backfired, however, embarrassing the space agency for responding to ignorance, and the book deal was chucked."

"'The issue of trying to do a targeted response to this is just lending credibility to something that is, on its face, asinine,' NASA chief Sean O'Keefe said in late November (2002) after the dust settled."

"So it's back to Square One--ignoring the hoaxers. That's troubling to some scientific experts who contend that someone needs to lead the fight against scientific illiteracy and the growing belief in pseudoscience like aliens and astrology."

"Someone like NASA."

"'If they don't speak out, who will?' asks Melissa Pollack, a senior analyst at the National Science Foundation."

"Author James Oberg will. The former space shuttle flight controller plans to write the book NASA commissioned from him, even though. He's seeking money elsewhere. His working title: A Pall Over Apollo."

"Tom Hanks will speak out, too."

"The Academy Award-winning actor, who starred in the 1995 movie Apollo 13 and later directed the HBO mini-series, From the Earth to the Moon, is working on another lunar-themed project. The IMAX documentary will feature Apollo archival footage. Its title: Magnificent Desolation, astronaut Buzz Aldrin's real-time description of the moon on July 20, 1969."

"While attending the Cape Canaveral premiere of the IMAX version of Apollo 13 in November (2002), Hanks said the film industry has a responsibility to promote historical literacy. He took a jab at the 1978 movie Capricorn One, which had NASA's first manned mission to Mars being faked on a sound stage."

"'We live in a society where there is no law in making money in the promulgation of ignorance or, in some cases, stupidity,' Hanks said, 'There are a lot of things you can say never happened. You can go as relatively quasi-harmless as saying no one went to the moon. But you also can say that the Holocaust never happened.'"

"A spokesman for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington says there will always be those who will not be convinced. But the museum does not engage them in debate."

"The spokesman acknowledged, however, that if a major news channel was doing a program that questioned the authenticity of the Holocaust, 'I'd certainly want to inject myself into the debate with them in a very forceful way.'"

"Television's FOX network was the moon-hoax purveyor. In February 2001 and again a month later, FOX broadcast a program titled Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?"

"Roger Launius, who agreed to Oberg's book just before leaving NASA's history office, says the story about the moon hoax has been around a long time. But the FOX show "raised it to a new level, it gave it legs and credibility that it didn't have before.'"

"Indeed the National Science Foundation's Pollack says two of her colleagues, after watching the FOX special, thought it was possible that NASA faked the moon landings. 'These are people who work at NSF,' she says."

"The story went--and still goes--something like this: America was desperate to beat the Soviet Union to the moon but lacked the technology to pull it off. So NASA faked the six moon landings in a studio somewhere out West."

"Ralph Rene, a retired carpenter in Passaic, New Jersey, takes it one step further. The space fakery started during the Gemini program (1964 to 1967--J.T.), according to Rene, author of the 1992 book, NASA Mooned America."

"'I don't know what real achievements they've done because when do you trust a liar?' Rene says, 'I know we have a shuttle running around right above our heads, but that's only 175 miles up. It's under the shield (Van Allen radiation belts--J.T.). You cannot go through the shield and live.'"

(Editor's Note: Ralph Rene and other moon-hoax theorists contend that, once beyond the safety of the Van Allen belts, the Apollo spacecraft were exposed to deadly solar and cosmic radiation that should have killed the astronauts.)

"Alex Roland, a NASA historian during the 1970s and early 1980s, says his office used to have 'a kook drawer' for such correspondence. But there were no prime-time TV shows disputing the moon landings then--and no Internet."

"Still, Roland would be inclined to 'just let it go because you'll probably just make it worse by giving it any official attention.'"

"Within NASA, opinions were split about a rebuttal book. Oberg, a Houston-based author of 12 books, mostly about the Russian space program, said ignoring the problem 'just makes this harder. To a conspiracy mind, refusing to respond is a sign of cover-up.'"

"Phil Plait, a Sonoma State University astronomer who picks apart the moon hoaxers' claims on his Bad Astronomy website, agrees that NASA should have followed through with the (Oberg) book but understands why it didn't."

"'It became, as things like this do, a media circus. And by circus, I mean more like a carnival (fun fair in UK--J.T.),' Plait says, toot-toot-tootling like a calliope. He warns, 'There's a lot of antiscientific thinking, and if this stuff is allowed to continue, it's going to spell doom for our country.'"

"Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell does not know what else, if anything, can be done to confront this moon madness."

"'All I know is that somebody sued me because I said I went to the moon,' says the 74-year-old astronaut. 'Of course, the courts threw it out.'"

"The authorities also threw out the case involving Apollo 11 moonwalker Aldrin in September (2002)."

"A much bigger and younger man was hounding the 72-year-old astronaut in Beverly Hills, California, calling him 'a coward and a liar and a thief' and trying to get him to swear on a Bible, on camera, that he walked on the moon. Aldrin, a Korean War (1950 to 1953--J.T.) combat pilot, responded with a fist in the chops." (See the Chicago Tribune for December 23, 2002, "Moon Madness," section 2, page 1, and "Moon: Sifting fact from fiction," section 2, page 5. See also UFO Roundup, volume 7, number 46 for November 12, 2002, "NASA kills Oberg's book," page 9.)

(Editor's Comment: What I object to is lumping moon-hoax proponents like Ralph Rene with so-called Holocaust deniers, branding them both "a menace to society" and then targeting them for destruction. Does this animus also extend to UFO "believers?" How about "pyramid power" enthusiasts? Or the editorial gang at Fortean Times? The UFO community is not the enemy of the National Science Foundation. It never has been. You scientists claim to be able to think clearly. Don't let a few Zionist media barons--who have their own agenda--stampede you into a jihad against students of anomalies.)

ACTOR KENNETH TOBEY DIES AT AGE 85

Movie and TV actor Kenneth Tobey, "who had seven prolific decades playing small roles in movies such as the 1951 classic The Thing From Another World, and in numerous television series, died (Sunday) December 22 (2002)" in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 85."

"Tobey often played a law enforcement officer, a soldier or military brass. His nearly 100 films ranged from Westerns to B-movie thrillers. He also appeared on dozens of TV programs" from the 1940s through the 1990s.

His first TV appearance was in 1949, when "he played a sheriff's deputy in an episode of The Lone Ranger."

"He also starred in" the 1955 syndicated TV show Whirlybirds, "playing the co-owner of a helicopter-for-hire."

However, Tobey was best known for his role as "Captain Patrick Hendry" in the 1951 black-and-white film best known to science fiction fans as The Thing. In the movie, Tobey plays a U.S. Air Force officer stationed in Greenland who witnesses the crash of a UFO. The airmen's attempt to retrieve the saucer fails but not before they remove the frozen body of a humanoid alien, portrayed by actor Jim Arness. While Tobey and his companions wait for a blizzard to end, the alien thaws out in the storage shed, gets up, kills a sentry and then begins stalking the other humans at the remote ice station.

"The film was remade as The Thing in 1982," with actor Kurt Russell in the Tobey role. (Many thanks to Loren Coleman for the Tobey obituary.)

(Editor's Comment: There is one scene in that movie seared into my memory. Ken Tobey and the other parka-clad airmen forming a huge circle on the glacier, revealing the outline of the buried UFO. And that voice saying, "We've finally got one--a flying saucer!" There are no words to describe the transcendent thrill that your editor, a six-year-old boy watching The Thing at a Saturday matinee at the Park Theatre in Taunton, Massachusetts in the summer of 1956, experienced at that particular moment.)


From the UFO Files...

1959: UFO INVOLVED IN AN AIRLINER CRASH

"More puzzling is the light associated with the crash of a Southeast Airlines DC-3 the night of January 8, 1959, in east Tennessee."

"It is a disaster I well remember since, as a newspaper reporter at the time, I had the unwelcome task of getting in touch with the parents of the pilot."

"At 8:32 p.m., the pilot radioed Tri-Cities Airport (Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City--V.H.G.) that he was making a normal approach for a landing after a flight from Memphis and Knoxville. Two hours earlier, a snowstorm had left a four-inch (10 centimeter) mantle (of snow--J.T.) on the ground, and the thermometer stood at fifteen degrees (Fahrenheit). Visibility in the haze was limited to five miles."

"But the plane did not arrive. Hours passed. At 2 a.m. (January 9, 1959) airline officials said the airliner would have exhausted its fuel, but it had not appeared at any other airport. A search was launched and Southeast Airlines released to wire services the names of the three crewmen and seven passengers."

"One of the passengers was Dr. R.L. Hasche, said to be the inventor of dry ice."

"The searchers included volunteer rescue crew members, sheriff's officers from several (Tennessee) counties and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) flyers. A few hours before daylight, a search party reported to Captain Virgil Peck, CAP operations officer, that they had a light under observation in the Holston Mountain region, twenty miles (32 kilometers) east of the airport. The light answered the signals of the searchers. Highway patrolmen were sent to the scene and confirmed the report."

"The point of observation was on U.S. Route 421, about two miles (3 kilometers) east of South Holston Lake. Captain Ed Allen of the Civil Air Patrol said it was a bright steady light a considerable distance away. It shone continuously. After all vehicle lights had been turned off, the captain took a powerful emergency searchlight and waved it from side to side. The distant light waved also. He moved the light up and down. Then the faraway light moved up and down."

"An old-timer, who knew the mountain country well, said there were no camps, cabins or anything in that particular region that could account for the light. 'It just doesn't belong there,' he said."

"Captain Peck radioed operations center at the airport and had a C-54 National Guard plane fly over the area. Although the pilot failed to see the light, the captain said that when the plane passed over the light's position, it 'seemed to go crazy. It waved furiously in all directions. There was no question in my mind at the time but that this was someone at the scene of the crash trying to direct the searchers to it.'"

"Again the men signaled and the light responded. But when daylight came, the light was no longer visible, and, too late, the searchers realized they should have obtained an accurate bearing on it. During the morning, the general area was searched by ground parties and planes. Finally, about noon, the wreckage was found near the top of Holston Mountain by a pilot."

"Seen from above, the pieces of debris were merely dark spots in the snow, sometimes obscured by low clouds and surrounded by steep bluffs and gorges. CAP officials recalled that a twin-engine Navy plane had crashed the year before (1958) in the same area. It had required twelve days of intensive searching to locate it."

"Three and a half hours after the pilot's discovery, the first ground party reached the scene. The (DC-3) airliner had slammed directly into the mountain. Only the tail section, which had been thrown further up the slope, was not smashed to bits. The bodies were scattered over an area of several hundred feet."

"'Ten persons were reported aboard the plane and we counted ten bodies,' Dr. Robert A. Jackson stated, 'All ten persons died instantly in the wreck.'"

"David McBride, reporter for the Kingsport Times-News, was one of the first to arrive at the wreck. He examined each body and the area around it. The snow was undisturbed, and there was no light--not even a flashlight--to be seen."

"'I was intrigued by the light,' he wrote, 'but none of the victims could have been responsible for it.'"

"Trees and underbrush had been charred by the flash fire that followed the crash, but 'not even a spark or a whiff of smoke was evident' when McBride arrived."

"No explanation has ever been found for the light." (See Mysterious Fires and Lights by Vincent H. Gaddis, Dell Publishing Co., New York, N.Y., 1967, pages 96 to 98. See also the Kingsport, Tenn. Times-News for January 9 and 10, 1959, pages 1 and 2.)

Welcome to 2003, readers. A new year means a new volume. Which means UFO Roundup is off again on another year of hunting for saucers, aliens, strange mysteries, ancient artifacts and assorted unusual phenomena. Since we're beginning a new year, it's time to repeat the UFO Roundup Pledge.

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"UFO Roundup pledges to give you complete and comprehensive coverage of the continuing drama of the unidentified flying object."

So here's wishing all of our readers a "Happy New Year!" from "the paper that goes home--UFO Roundup." See you next week!

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