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Volume 8
Number 6
February 5, 2003

Editor: Joseph Trainor

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SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA DESTROYED ON REENTRY

"Space shuttle Columbia, a 21st Century cargo ship carrying a cross-section of America and the first Israeli astronaut, disintegrated in flames Saturday," February 1, 2003, over eastern Texas.

"All seven astronauts died. They never had a chance. Astronauts have no way to escape a shuttle as it glides toward a landing without power at 13,000 miles per hour (20,000 kilometers per hour)."

"The crew included three U.S. military officers, one of the nation's few black astronauts and a woman who immigrated to America from India. Six were married. Among them, the astronauts of shuttle Columbia had 12 children."

"Astronauts depend upon muscular but fragile technology. It let seven of them down on Saturday, but they knew the risks going in."

"'I take the risk because I think what we're doing is really important,' Michael Anderson, 43, Columbia's payload commander, said before Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral on (Thursday) January 16 (2003). He was the son of an Air Force man and grew up on military bases."

"'This day has brought terrible news and great sadness to our country,'" President George W. Bush said, "'The Columbia is lost. There are no survivors. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth, yet we can pray they are all safely home. May God bless the grieving families.'"

Crew members included Anderson, a USAF lieutenant colonel from Spokane, Washington (state), who flew on a shuttle mission to the Russian space station Mir in 1998; shuttle commander Rick Husband, 45, a USAF colonel from Amarillo, Texas, an astronaut since 1994, who served aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1999; mission specialist David Brown, 46, a U.S. Navy captain who became an astronaut in 1996; mission specialist Laurel Clark, 41, of Racine, Wisconsin, who joined the astronaut corps in 1996; shuttle pilot William McCool, 41, of Lubbock, Texas, a U.S. Navy commander who graduated second in his 1983 class from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and became an astronaut in 1996; mission specialist Kalpana Chawla, 41, who was born in Karnal, north of New Delhi, India, immigrated to the USA in the 1980s, became an astronaut in 1994 and flew on a shuttle mission in 1997; and payload specialist Ilan Ramon, 48, a colonel in the Israeli Air Force, who flew combat missions in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the Lebanon War of 1982 and who participated in the Israeli attack on Saddam Hussein's Osirak nuclear power plant in Iraq in 1981.

Last week's mission was the first space flight for Brown, Clark, McCool and Ramon.

Ramon had four children, who live in Tel Aviv. McCool had three children; Husband had two and Clark had one. All of the astronauts were married except Brown.

"It was the shuttle program's 113th mission and second major disaster, eerily reminiscent of the (January 28) 1986 explosion of the Challenger during liftoff, which also killed all seven astronauts aboard."

"No cause was immediately apparent, but sensors aboard Columbia reported a sudden spike of intense heat, an indication that the ship's heat shield had been breached."

"The temperature at that point of reentry: 3,000 degrees (Fahrenheit). The altitude: 207,135 feet, or 39 miles (63 kilometers) above Earth."

USA "Government officials said nothing indicated terrorism and the shuttle was well out of range of missiles when the accident occurred."

"The president and others vowed that the human space program would continue after a lengthy investigation."

"'It's more than a job; this is a passion for us,' said Ron Dittemore, 52, NASA's shuttle program manager. 'There's going to be a period of mourning in this community, then we're going to fix this problem, and we're going to get back to the launch pad.'"

"The shuttle was only 16 minutes from the landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Florida when NASA lost communication with it."

"The last word from Columbia came at 8 a.m."

"Temperatures rose (suddenly) in the left wheel well. A sensor above the left wing captured a 60-degree increase. Increased drag on the left wing was sensed, and the shuttle rolled (to the) right in an effort to correct it."

"The final words from aboard Columbia, from commander Rick Husband, came at about the same time officials believe the shuttle was breaking apart nearly 210,000 feet (63,000 meters) over Texas."

"'Columbia, Houston, we see your tire pressure messages, and we did not copy your last...'"

"'Roger, buh,' Husband said. And then...silence."

"Residents far below reported hearing a loud bang."

"Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell was at home when he and his wife heard the terrible sound."

"'I said, 'It's probably the shuttle's entry back into the atmosphere,'' Campbell said. 'She said, 'No, come look at the vapor trail.' It was zigzagging down, and I said, 'Well, something's wrong.''"

"Late Saturday, recovery crews prepared to begin the grim, agonizing search for human remains. And NASA engineers and managers launched the first phase of a painstaking search for the accident's cause."

On Sunday, February 2, 2003, "police, firefighters and volunteers walked shoulder to shoulder through fields and woods in east Texas as they searched for the remains of the seven crewmembers of the shuttle Columbia and for debris scattered across hundreds of square miles of piney forests and small towns."

The primary debris field measures 100 miles (160 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide and stretches from Anderson County, Texas through the city of Nacogdoches, Texas (population 29,914) southeast to Vernon Parish, Louisiana.

(Editor's Note: In the USA's state of Louisiana, a county is called a parish.)

"Key parts of the wreckage might not be found for weeks, said Sue Kennedy, a Nacogdoches County official responsible for emergency management."

"Constable Michael Hightower of San Augustine, Texas, near Nacogdoches, said pieces of Columbia that fell ranged in size from 'as big as a quarter (USA 25- cent coin--J.T.) to a pickup (truck).'"

"Debris also fell in Louisiana--a smoldering bundle of wires in a front yard in Shreveport (population 200,145) and debris about 80 miles (120 kilometers) to the east that authorities said 'might possible be a (landing) parachute.'" (See the Duluth, Minn. News- Tribune for February 2, 2003, "'Columbia is lost,'" page 1, and "Clues strewn across Texas," page 35; USA Today for February 3, 2003, "NASA probes 'thermal problem,' page 1A; "Seven who reached for the stars," page 16A; "Minutes into descent, readings signaled problem," page 7A; "Some remains found in unprecedented search," page 3A and USA Today for February 4, 2003, "NASA's focus: Launch debris," page 1A; "Investigators seek 'missing link' to explain shuttle Columbia disaster," page 2A; and "'That missing link is out there,'" page 4A.)

SPHERICAL UFO VIDEOTAPED FOLLOWING COLUMBIA

An amateur astronomer videotaped a strange white object following the space shuttle Columbia as the orbiter passed overhead on its final approach into Cape Canaveral, Florida, a newspaper in Nevada reported.

According to the Reno, Nev. Gazette-Journal, the amateur astronomer, a student working at the Fleischmann Planetarium in Sparks, Nevada (population 66,346), just east of Reno, observed the Columbia via telescope as the vehicle flew high over the Spanish Springs Valley and Shadow Mountain. He also had a videocamera automatically recording his observation.

"'There was a pulse in the trail,' the Reno Gazette- Journal quoted the witness as saying, 'I noticed a smaller object trailing the space shuttle a little after the flash.'"

The witness described the UFO as "a small spherical object" following the orbiter at a close distance.

Eyewitnesses further west, in California, also reported seeing and photographing strange flashes around the space shuttle.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "An astronomer who regularly photographs space shuttles as they pass over the San Francisco Bay area" in California "has captured five 'strange and disturbing images of Columbia as it was re-entering the atmosphere."

"The Chronicle reports the images 'appear to be bright electrical phenomena flickering around the track of the shuttle's passage.'"

"'They clearly record an electrical discharge like a lightning bolt flashing past, and I was snapping the picture almost exactly...when Columbia may have begun breaking up during re-entry,' the photographer, who asked not to be identified, told the Chronicle."

"The photos were snapped with a Nikon 8 camera using a tripod. Though the space scientist is not making the photos public immediately, he invited the newspaper to view the images on his home computer this weekend."

"David Perlman, science editor of the Chronicle, calls the photos 'indeed perplexing.'"

"'They show a bright scraggly flash of orange light, tinged with pale purple, and shaped somewhat like a deformed L,' Perlman notes, 'The flash appears to cross Columbia's thin contrail, and at the precise point, the contrail abruptly brightens and appears somewhat thicker as if it were wobbling.'"

"A contrail (short for condensation trail--J.T.) is a white trail of condensed water vapor that sometimes forms in the wake of an aircraft."

"'I couldn't see the discharge with my own eyes, but it showed up clear and bright on the film when I developed it,' the photographer said, 'But I'm not going to speculate on what it might be.'"

"Meanwhile, an Australian astronomer working in California says he saw what could be tiles falling off the orbiter as it flew over the Golden State."

"'After the first flashes, I thought to myself then I knew the shuttle lost tiles as it re-entered and quite possibly that was what was going on,' Anthony Beasley told ABC News."

"Beasley was north of Los Angeles when he made his report, indicating that the shuttle possibly began to disintegrate over California."

Beasley "witnessed 'a couple of flashes' and 'things clearly trailing' Columbia."

"'I think that after this particularly bright event I started to wonder whether or not things were happening how they should,' Beasley said." (See the Reno, Nev. Gazette-Journal for February 3, 2003, and the San Francisco Chronicle for February 2, 2003, "Mystery flashes spotted near shuttle." Many thanks to Steve Wilson Sr., Rick Wiles and Loren Coleman for these newspaper articles.)

(Editor's Comment: For the "trailing object" to be visible from the ground, it would have to be a lot larger than a cluster of breakaway heat-shield tiles.)

ACCIDENT OR SHOOTDOWN? THE COLUMBIA MYSTERY

The cause of the catastrophic explosion that turned the space shuttle Columbia into a bright fireball streaking across the blue Texas morning sky, as of this writing, is still unknown.

In the debate raging on Internet chatrooms, some feel that the event was "just an accident," while others believe the shuttle was "shot down" by "Iraqis or aliens."

UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor talked to a former Navy man who said he thinks the explosion was caused "by a cascading series of disasters."

The source pointed out that the shuttle's liquid oxygen tank is located just in front of the wheel well and behind and beneath the Spacelab module.

The loss of heat tiles caused the temperatures to soar upward by 60 degrees, he explained. The heat increase was concentrated in the wheel well. The rising heat caused the air in the shuttle's tires to expand. The tires burst. Because this took place in the very thin high atmosphere (39 miles or 63 kilometers in altitude), the explosive force radiated outward. "Up there it would have a lot more kick than it would at sea level."

The force of the tires' rupture damaged the area around the wheel well, including the liquid oxygen tank. Oxygen began leaking and, as it made contact with the 3,000-degree "friction aura" around the shuttle, it ignited. This made the oxygen tank explode, creating the catastrophic blast that destroyed the Columbia.

"This is what happens when you have a (tire) blowout at 210,000 feet," he added.

When it was destroyed, Columbia was traveling at an airspeed of Mach 18.1, or about 12 times faster than a speeding bullet. It was impossible for any aircraft or missile to get a "target acquisition lock" on the speeding orbiter, let alone catch up with or intercept it.

At least, it could not have been targeted or intercepted by any known Earth-based technology. Which leads us to "the unusual suspects."

Aliens - The unusual flashes reported in California and Nevada are suggestive of extraterrestrial technology. But it is not understood why any alien race visiting Earth would deliberately destroy an unarmed cargo spaceship.

Aliens of Zarzi, Iraq - Persistent rumor has it that a UFO crashed or landed in Iraq in 1998, and the aliens were given refuge by Saddam Hussein, at a place called Qalaat-e-Julundi in the Little Zab River valley, southeast of Irbil. Some theorize that these aliens ambushed the Columbia and destroyed it as perhaps a favor to their Iraqi benefactor or as a symbolic "black eye" to American technological prestige.

Saddam Hussein - A variant of the above theory has Saddam successfully "back-engineering" the crashed saucer and building one or more of his own. This saucer, flown by Iraqis, carried out the mission, which gave "So Damn Insane" a shot at damaging both the USA and Israel at the same time.

(Editor's Comment: Has anyone else noticed the macabre symbolism of Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut, going down in flames over Palestine, Texas?)

Shambhala - The UFO, called a vimana in the ancient Hindu texts of Kalpana Chawla's birthplace, left the hidden underground city of Shambhala in Afghanistan and attacked the Columbia as a favor to Osama Bin Laden, who reportedly took refuge there with his son-in-law, Mohammed Mullah Omar, in December 2001.

(Editor's Comment: I don't know if I buy this one. The Sages of Shambhala are above politics. They spend all their time in meditation and pondering the next turn of the Cosmic Wheel. But, then again, the Sages aren't the only people who live in Shambhala. Maybe Osama does have some friends there.)

Saucer Nazis - Whether they came from some secret colony in Antarctica or an Aldebarani armada in deep space, their motive for the attack was obvious--Get Ilan Ramon! The Israeli astronaut's mother and grandmother survived the Nazi Vernichtungenslager (German for destruction camp) at Auschwitz, and his father and grandfather both fought the Arabs in the 1948 Middle East war. That would make it a "prestige assassination," sort of like the Luftwaffe's attack on the civilian airliner carrying British actor Leslie Howard in 1943.

Meanwhile, the Columbia disaster has become the hottest topic since the loss of TWA Flight 800 over six years ago.

VAMPIRES PUT THE BITE ON MALAWI

"Rumours that there are vampires in some districts who break into people's homes at night to suck blood" in the southern African nation of Malawi "have been described by some analysts as a political strategy by the opposition to create a state of insecurity in the country."

"Contrary to rumours of blood sucking vampires spread by disgruntled opposition politicians, police and health authorities in the country have said no single victim of bloodsuckers has reported his or her ordeal to hospital or police authorities. Health officials are condemning the rumour mongers for creating confusion, which is some cases has disrupted some services which are offered in hospital."

"Thyolo District Hospital, for instance, has suspended its ambulance service to other health centres at night following reports that the villagers were intending to damage the vehicles, which they accuse of ferrying bloodsuckers."

"Speaking in an interview with the Malawi Standard, Thyolo District Hospital administrator Hastings Dowe said most villagers in the district associate the hospital personnel with the alleged bloodsuckers, therefore it was risky to send ambulances to the health centres."

"In Chiradzulu, a woman who claimed bloodsuckers pumped blood out of her body was driven to the district hospital by a National Institute for Civic Education (NICE) officer to establish if she was indeed the victim of bloodsuckers."

"'A Mr. Jedigwa of NICE offered her a lift to here. We diagnosed that the woman was pregnant, had bilhazia and was anaemic, but this had nothing to do with the bloodsuckers,'" a hospital spokesman said.

Alfred Phiri of Chilobwe township "told the Malawi Standard that the rumour mongers are deliberately telling lies that the bloodsuckers usually arrive at a particular house at night. They climb to the top of the roof to the house from which they pump some gas, which stimulates heavy sleeping."

(Editor's Comment: Sounds a bit like "the Mad Gasser of Mattoon" who went on a rampage in Illinois back in 1944.)

"When all occupants of the house are in deep slumber, the suckers use their sophisticated equipment to extract blood."

"'But ask how many people in Blantyre (the national capital--J.T.) have had their blood sucked by the vampires? Nobody! This is why I say this is just political smear propaganda,' Phiri said."

Then the vampire reports began popping up outside of Thyolo.

"Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) radio broadcaster Maganizo Mazeze was arrested Sunday morning (January 19, 2003) on allegations that the could not reveal details of a witness he aired recently as an alleged blood suckers victim."

"In an interview later, police public relations officer George Chikowi said Mazeze failed to identify the alleged victim, 'meaning that this story is a fabrication and aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the government.'"

"'On the other hand, the story is making the citizens of Malawi live in fear. So this gentleman will appear before court tomorrow in Blantyre,' Chikowi said. 'As police, we are saying there is no evidence that we have blood suckers in the country. No one can be found with evidence, be it verbal, physical or otherwise,' he said."

"Stories about bloodsuckers started appearing in the (Malawi) media in mid-December (2002) with Chipendo village headman Willy Sukali of Chigumula in Blantyre warning people in his village to be vigilant against characters suspected to be blood suckers."

"Reports of blood hunters were also reported in Khonjeni (village) in Thyolo district the same month when three (Roman) Catholic priests were attacked for being suspected to be involved in the grisly business. The latest case was an attack by a gang of residents on Blantyre district governor Eric Chiwaya two weeks ago, who was alleged to have been harbouring blood suckers."

But then "the Blantyre Magistrate on Monday (January 20, 2003) ordered the police to release MIJ radio broadcaster Maganizo Mazeze immediately and accused the police of arresting him illegally. Mazeze was arrested Sunday morning on allegations that he could not reveal details of an interview with an alleged blood suckers victim. The police charged him with fabricating false news likely to cause fear and alarm to the public."

"Chief Resident Magistrate Sylvester Kalembera said the police arrested Mazeze without a warrant of arrest when they were supposed to obtain the warrant from the court."

"Mazeze's lawyer, Alinave Kauka, however, said the conduct of the police was unlawful and illegal and called for an unconditional release."

"In his ruling, Kalembera agreed with Kauka, saying the police should 'at all times be exemplary in following the law to the letter of upholding peace, law and order.'"

The following day, however, "MIJ radio broadcaster Maganizo Mazeze was re-arrested Wednesday afternoon (January 22, 2003) and charged for the second time with publishing false news likely to cause fear and alarm to the public. He was granted bail in the late afternoon."

"Mazeze said, in an interview Wednesday after his arrest, that the police had obtained a warrant of arrest on Tuesday (January 21, 2003) but only arrested him the following day."

"Police spokesman George Chikowi refused to comment on the arrest, saying he did not know anything."

Meanwhile, "surprisingly, there have been no arrests at Television Malawi where alleged victims also gave their accounts on Tuesday evening." (See the Malawi Standard for January 16, 2003, "Blood suckers rumours, political propaganda?"
Also The Nation of Blantyre for January 20, 2003, "Journalist arrested for bloodsuckers story," for January 21, 2003, "Court frees journalist," and for January 22, 2003, "MIJ journalist rearrested." Merci beaucoup a Robert Fischer pour ces articles de journal de Malawi.)

MORE UFO SIGHTINGS REPORTED IN UK

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 12:37 a.m., Bob W. noticed a UFO approaching his home from the west in Shrewsbury, England, UK. He reported, "I was by myself looking at the clouds toward the south. It was a triangular-shaped object, and it flew at a high rate of speed to the north of me. The hull was (coloured) a black finish and it then headed east. I could make out two engine things (nacelles--J.T.). There were a million bloody lights on the thing. The strange thing is that it made no sound at all. It was larger than any small (jet) fighter craft but smaller than an airliner." (Email Form Report)

Elsewhere in UK, "a UFO expert reckons his neighbour has vital new evidence for the existence of aliens."

"Author Timothy Good, 60, believes a mysterious circular object moving across the sky spotted by neighbour Chris Taylor, could be a genuine and important sighting."

"Postman Mr. Taylor, 44, saw the object from his bedroom in The Avenue, Beckenham," a suburb of London. "He said, 'I looked out of the window and saw this thing, like a light moving very quickly, going against the usual direction of air traffic. It was going up too fast to be a hot-air balloon and seemed very high up. I couldn't say what it was.'"

"'I've never seen anything like it in my life. I've seen unusual things but nothing like that.'"

"Mr. Good, who claims to have seen a UFO above Orpington back in 1980, is a world-reknowned expert on UFOs."

"He said, 'It sounds like this could be a genuine sighting, and I was very interested in what Mr. Taylor said.'" (See the newspaper This Is London for January 30, 2003, "Beckenham man claims proof of UFOs.")

OVAL-SHAPED GOLDEN UFO SIGHTED IN AUSTRALIA

"Local people have reported strange objects in the sky above Dubbo," in Australia's state of New South Wales, "recently, prompting an appeal from the Independent Network of UFO Researchers (INUFOR) for anyone with similar sightings to come forward."

"On Tuesday, January 14 (2003), about 8 p.m., a family on a property between Dubbo and Parkes saw something in the evening sky they couldn't explain, according to INUFOR coordinator Moira McGhee."

"'It was one report but several members of the same family witnessed it,' she said, 'They saw an oval-shaped ball in the sky, glowing gold in colour. The object was roughly the size of a large plane but had no flashing lights. It was very bright and travelled east to west across the northern sky.'"

"'The man did not embellish the story, or make it fanciful and entertaining,' she said, 'He was very straight in what he said, and he was reluctant to come forward.'"

"It is not the first report of a strange object in the central western sky, with Ms. McGhee recounting a 'spate' of recent sightings about six years ago."

"'A Queensland couple was travelling through Dubbo on the Newell Highway, on their way home from a holiday (vacation in the USA--J.T.) in Victoria,' she said."

"'They were travelling in a coach (bus in the USA-- J.T.) following behind a truck, and they rested in a front seat, in earshot of the UHF radio.'"

"'The truck driver said, 'Can you see that, mate?' And the bus driver replied, 'I sure can!' And the couple looked up to see a giant glowing disc in the sky, much larger than the shops it was passing over."

Parkes, N.S.W. is about 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of Dubbo and about 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Sydney. (See the Daily Liberal for January 29, 2003, "Residents reporting strange sightings." Merci beaucoup a Robert Fischer pour cette article de journal.)

LUMINOUS UFOs HOVER WAIHI, NEW ZEALAND

On Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at 10:10 p.m., S.L. was at his home in Waihi, North Island, New Zealand when he spotted "stationary light spheres of bright white colour shining in the west, moved from west to east, then made a sudden sharp turn to the south, gaining altitude and speed and then disappearing."

"It was a clear, star-filled night," he reported, "I noticed a bright sphere in the west rising from the horizon. I thought it was a very bright star, but it suddenly started moving east, gaining altitude and speed. It sharply turned south, still gaining altitude. As it gained altitude, it rapidly faded from sight."

"When first spotted, it was approximately the height (altitude) of a light aircraft. But when it disappeared from sight, its altitude must have been measured in miles." (Email Form Report)

BURNT "SAUCER CIRCLE" DISCOVERED IN ARGENTINA

On Sunday, January 26, 2003, residents of San Andres de Giles, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, discovered "a large circle measuring some 7 meters (23 feet) in diameter, with burned grass and a talc-like ash at its center, on a soybean field south of a cattle ranch."

"Juan Carlos Ferreto was startled upon seeing the perfect circle. All around him, the soybean plants were very green, having a height of 40 centimeters (25 inches) overall, except for the 7-meter section found."

"This event was 'reminiscent of others which occurred in the same spot on September 4, 1981, when another ash-filled circle was discovered. Juan Carlos Mendizabal recalled those events, remembering that, at the time, a large Australian water tank had been drained of water, and the electrical system (fuses, wires and windings--S.C.) had been completely melted."

The 1981 "saucer circle" case was never solved. (Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Guillermo Gimenez para eso informe.)

UFO FLOTILLA SEEN OVER MEXICO'S YUCATAN

"On Friday, January 17, 2003, Maria Barrera, 42, saw" a flotilla of silvery UFOs "from the port of Progreso," in Mexico's Yucatan state, 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Merida."

Sra. Barrera saw the objects "over the bridge that crosses the swamp leading to the harbor area--40 glowing metallic spheres, presenting a rising and descending motion, seemingly unaffected by the prevailing wind. This discounts the possibility that they were balloons or flocks of birds."

"After a brief time period, the spheres disappeared toward the horizon," heading north into the Gulf of Mexico. "Skies were clear," she added, "This is not the first time this event has happened."

"She said that last year (2002), while the (highway's) median strip was being expanded in the same location, both she and the construction company's workers saw more than 80 spheres executing a variety of maneuvers over the same site."

(Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, David Triay Lucatero y el Centro de Analisis de Fenomenos Espaciales A.C. (CAFE) para eso informe.)

READER FEEDBACK:

DRACULA WON'T LEAVE ROMANIA

Prof. Daniel Dumitrescu of Romania writes, "Dear Sir: Let me tell you that the Dimbovitza (in English, instead of Dimbovija--D.D.) is not in Transylvania; it crosses our capital, Bucharest."

"It is true that the first location of Dracula Park was going to be in Transylvania, near the medieval town of Sighisoara, but finally it will be built near Bucharest. And, believe me, Count Dracula is not so stupid as to move to Malawi and leave his visitors from his mother country (Romania) and abroad." (See UFO Roundup, volume 8, number 5 for January 29, 2003, "Vampires on the loose in southern Africa?" page 6.)

(Editor's Comment: And now back to our afternoon featurette, J.Lo Meets Dracula. When we last left our sanguinary count, he had just flown down to the Lopez mansion in Miami. Upon arrival, he changes from a bat the size of a cocker spaniel back to a nosferatu. Approching the actress's swimming pool, he spreads his black cape like a pair of giant wings and says, "Goot eefning. I vant to bite your keister." Hey! Get in line, Count!)

That's it for this time. We'll be back next week with more UFO, Fortean and paranormal news from around the planet Earth, brought to you by "the paper that goes home--UFO Roundup." See you then.

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