From: George Filer <Majorstar@AOL.COM> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 19:40:52 -0400 Fwd Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 11:39:25 -0400 Subject: CURRENT-ENCOUNTERS: Filer's File #39 Filer's Files #39 MUFON Skywatch Investigations From George A. Filer: MUFON Eastern Director 2 October 1997 Majorstar@aol.com (609) 654-0020 There continues to be signs and indications of heavy UFO activity. . RHODE ISLAND On 26 September 1997, a bizarre, triangular object was sighted over Providence, RI, at 0140 hours. by the occupants of approximately six vehicles, all of which stopped to view the event. The witnesses were standing on an overpass that crosses Highway 10, and they watched it for approximately 10 minutes. The object had three very bright, white lights, arranged in a triangular pattern, together with approximately five smaller, dimmer lights arranged in a straight line on the ventral side of the object. The object appeared to the one witness who telephoned the National UFO Reporting Center, to slowly rotate during the 10 minutes, or so, that he estimates he witnessed it, at which time it began to rise vertically, and then accelerated very rapidly until it disappeared in the night sky. Some of the witnesses urged others to say nothing about the incident, lest they not be believed, and then criticized. Peter Davenport contacted the Providence Journal Bulletin (newspaper) [(401) 277-7303] to inform their staff of the sighting report, but one staff member stated that they had received no calls or reports of the event. A senior member of the staff apprised Davenport that they "did not place much credibility in those (UFO) reports, and therefore, they did not investigate them." Thanks to ---Peter B. Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center email@example.com NEW YORK On Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at 9:12 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Ian W. were walking to their neighborhood market in the vicinity of West 23rd Street and 7th Avenue in lower Manhattan, New York City, when they saw an unusual display in the sky. "It was a beautiful warm evening here in New York City," Ian reported. "As we approached the corner. I looked ahead and saw (Boeing) 747 slowly cross New York's West Side. The reason we stared is because it was flying 'very' low, appearing very large in the sky with all its landing lights on." "Looking northwest, we stopped at the corner of West 23rd and Seventh Avenue and watched the plane slowly cross the city and bank slightly to the southeast. It was at this time that out of the corner of our eyes, directly to our right (northeast) we spied a large green object passing over the city." "This object appeared to be oval-shaped. It was flying higher than the 747 and was moving at an incredible rate of speed. We could not determine the altitude but the object looked large--about the size of a quarter held at arm's length." The couple described the object as "round...with a white center and a glowing green oval-shaped halo." It was "higher than the 747 but not 'that' much higher." (Many thanks to Jane S. Derry and Thanks to UFO Roundup #37, editor Joe Trainor for forwarding this report.) NEW JERSEY Last week, we reported MUFON Investigator, Dr. Bruce Cornet reported video taping a possible missile attack on a commercial jetliner over Sea Bright, NJ on 12 August 1997. Sea Bright is located on the northeastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean near Sandy Hook and twenty miles south of JF Kennedy International Airport. MUFON investigator and pilot, Bob Durant reports that the Canarsie approach to Runway's 13 Left and Right at Kennedy fly over or near Sea Bright/Sandy Hook at an altitude of 3,000 feet. This approach to JFK is near the Canarsie Airport in Brooklyn. Bruce caught an exciting eight frames of the possible missile or UFO attack on video. The missile was video taped descending toward the airliner flying at a lower altitude and glowing. Bob Durant also points out that Major Fred Meyer, an Air National Guard helicopter pilot was flying in plain view of TWA Flight 800 departing from Kennedy, when it exploded. In an interview with Aviation Week Magazine the Major stated, "Almost due south (of the helicopter) there was a hard white light like burning pyrotechnics, in level flight. I was trying to figure out what it was. It was the wrong color for flares. It struck an object coming from the right (TWA 800) and made it explode." Later he stated, He did not know what the projectile was or where it came from, but is convinced he saw an ordnance explosion near the plane. This description of the missile seems similar to Bruce's video. In the first frame, the UFO or missile appears to be glowing at the top of the frame and heading down toward the aircraft. The second frame shows a brilliant flash around the missile. In the third frame, the missile appears to be on fire. The forth frame shows the missile smoking and turning sideways. This frame shows a definite cigar or missile shaped object. Fortunately this airliner was not damaged. I frequently spend the weekend at the New Jersey shore about thirty miles south of Sandy Hook. Almost nightly there are numerous ships moving along the coast. On several occasions I observed low flying aircraft above these ships. Although, I did not observe an actual launch of an aircraft from the ships this could have occurred. Helicopters, vertical takeoff aircraft, ultralights or missiles could be launched from these ships or coastal airfields. Both myself and the Coast Guard have also received several reports of aircraft flying without lights in the nearby coastal areas. First, this is a violation of flying rules, second this is a dangerous practice, lastly the craft must have an ulterior motive for flying with no lights. One possibility is that the observed craft are being flown by terrorists and carry missiles or EMP weapons. Terrorists knowing the departure and approach routes from JFK Airport could easily fly to a higher altitude and wait for an unsuspecting aircraft to come into range. Some 150 witnesses claim to have seen a missile like object intercept TWA Flight 800. I also received the following e-mail from investigator Ron Hannivig. Best Viable Theory: >>> TWA Flight 800 was only at 14,000 feet when it exploded. A near miss of a powerful device using electrical discharges might cause an electrical surge large enough to ignite the fumes in the empty center fuel tank aboard the 747. The device may be designed not to explode in a standard high explosive mode, which would leave easily recognizable chemical traces, but to use high voltage electrical pulses. At the time of the TWA disaster several witnesses reported seeing a missile like object approach the 747 on a level trajectory Ron states: "Going upon what we are aware of . . . and what the government is currently telling us, your simple and concise assessment last week appears to be right on track." My military background was in demolitions (Special Forces trained in 1962,served in South Vietnam in early 1963 with a "A" Team from the 7th). It would be interesting to know if those probes located inside the center fuel tank of the 747 could actually act as detonators - if, or when they receive a sudden surge of high wattage . . . as would be the likely case in being hit with an electromagnetic "slug". Off hand, I would suspect that they could function as detonators - given their general overall design . . . and compact assembly. Their critical placement . . . and amount of fumes within the center fuel tank would be ideal conditions for inciting an explosion. Furthermore, with all of the wiring in a Jumbo Jet - an electromagnetic "slug" passing through the fuselage would have produced an enormous and spontaneous amount of electrical energy seeking their shortest and least lines of resistance - i.e., those probes. Ron further states: Radar documentation also indicates a return - or energy "slug" was reported to have flown a loop around the target. This was, of course . . . an extremely bizarre account - and one which cannot be easily explained away. However, such a bizarre maneuver could have incited a massive electrical charge within the wiring of the aircraft - as would normally occur in a field and coil effect . . . of an electrical generator/dynamo. Thanks to Ron Hannivig, Simpson PA USA - 18407 GEORGIA Case97/03/01: John Thompson, the GA State Director continues to uncover excellent cases. A photo taken in late February or early March has been analyzed by Jeff Saino, MUFON's photo analyst and is believed to be real. This analysis confirms other experts opinions of the daytime shot of a tubular UFO flying at an angle. The witness originally saw two UFOs as if they "were meeting each other." Their orientation was like an upside down V in the sky but the point of the V, of course, did not meet. They traveled at all times at this 30-45 degree angle. The UFO on west side shot off like "a bullet" according to main witness. Then "came back like a bullet" to fly formation with the other identical UFO. Then, the UFO departed to the south at same high speed. At this point the remaining UFO started moving ENE or NE at about 50-60 mph. Photo was taken when it was at its closest to the camera (at 80 degrees, almost overhead) while looking directly east. The LaGrange witness described the UFO as looking like a "fuse with its middle between its ends all shiny." The photo shows a tubular object with a stripe in the middle going around it vertically much like slicing through a tube of cookie dough. Indeed, that would be the best way to describe it: Like a Betty Crocker's tube of cookie dough with a stripe going around its middle. The witnesses do not remember seeing any stripe. Estimate of real size is sixty feet, about the length of three cars. Elevation was less than a mile. The UFO was about a half a mile away. Clear skies, no wind. Photos were taken from the only negative as I watched at Bowen's photography. The negative clearly shows the UFO when using a magnifying glass. Experts have unofficially analyzed the negative and said definitely no plane or balloon. Witness has excellent reputation. Check with National Weather Service in Birmingham, Peachtree City (GA) and Eglin Air Force base in Florida revealed that it was not one of their balloons. They use standard 600 gram balloons only. These balloons are four by six feet growing to house size in course of less than two hours before they burst. The balloons have strings, parachute, and instruments underneath that can usually be seen at low altitude. Also Peachtree said, most National Weather balloons are launched at 7 AM and 7 PM. None would last to 1-2 PM when photo was taken. Generally they can go in ideal jet streams up to several hundred miles away before falling to ground. Several other witnesses confirm observing the UFOs. Moving at high speeds. SWISSAIR SAYS UFO NEARLY HIT JET ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- An unidentified, wingless object traveling at high speed passed dangerously close to a Swissair jetliner between Philadelphia and Boston, the airline said Friday. The pilot and copilot gave U.S. investigators different descriptions of the object that passed about 50 yards from the Boeing 747 after it had taken off from Philadelphia on Aug. 9, said the airline. The pilot told the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board that the object as long and wingless, but the copilot said it was more spherical, Swissair spokesman Erwin Schaerer said. The incident took place at 23,000 feet. The plane's final destination was Zurich. A second AP announcement stated: And what was it? It probably was a weather balloon, NTSB spokesman Pat Cariseo said Friday. (The sighting) does not lead us to believe that was something self-propelled,'' Cariseo added. Copyright 1997. Associated Press. 26-Sep-1997 12:48 EDT REF5556 All Rights Reserved. Note: Weather balloons make very useful excuses for anything in the air without wings. I doubt that balloons launched at 7 AM would still be airborne at 12:48 PM.. WASHINGTON D.C. Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Americans should sleep soundly at night with no fears of an alien abduction - because the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certainly does. General. John Shalikashvili made his revelation during a question-and-answer session at the National Press Club today. After responding to questions about pressing issues such as Bosnia, military down-sizing and sexual misconduct scandals, the Clinton administration's top military advisor fielded one from deep out of left field. The question, read by a moderator, asked Shalikashvili if the United States had been truthful about threats the country faces from aliens traveling in unidentified flying objects. It claimed a recent survey showed a sizable percentage of Americans fear abduction by aliens. That prompted Shalikashvili, who came to the United States as a teen, to quip, "Am I the alien they're talking about?" On a slightly more serious note, he said he believes U.S. military officials have been completely forthcoming about extraterrestrials. Some people believe the government has covered up evidence that a flying saucer crashed in New Mexico 50 years ago, but Shalikashvili, who retires next week, said no evidence exists. He concluded, "I sleep well at night without the fear an alien being is going to capture me." Note: General Shalikashvili and I attended Bradley University at the same time. Despite my invitation, he has kindly refused to participate in a debate with me regarding UFOs. OHIO On Wednesday, September 23, 1997, at 7:45 p.m., five children playing on University Lane in Batavia, Ohio (population 1,896), approximately 10 miles east of Cincinnati spotted a UFO crossing the sky from west to east. Dovey, age 11, described the object as "reddish-orange and very bright." Her friends, Jerry and Brandon, both age 10, said "black things were sticking out of the object." At about the same time, Susan D., age 36, of Afton, Ohio was driving east on Route 32, intent on meeting her husband in nearby Williamsburg (population 1,952). As she pulled into the parking lot, "the object was seen in the open sky, visible above the trees." It "was about 100 feet (33 meters) above the tree line in the vicinity of East Fork Lake." During their drive home to Afton, Susan and her husband had the UFO in view for 10 minutes. She said it "resembled a lit candle with a glow around it," and it "disappeared from view behind trees to the south of our location, which was in the vicinity of East Fork Lake." Back in Williamsburg, Susan's daughter, Chrissy, age 17, and boyfriend Mike spied the UFO around 8:30 p.m. They "saw it for about one minute" and described it as "a big, big white-colored light. An airplane beside it would look like a big dot. It was about as big as a baseball held at arm's length and flew along at treetop level." Thanks to Tri-States Advocates for Scientific Knowledge (T.A.S.K.) and Kenneth Young for these reports.) UNITED KINGDOM 'Victor J Kean of Project Flying Triangles (FTs)' showing a steady rise in FT reports: Others FTs %Flying Triangles 1942-1951 676 32 4.5% 1952-1961 1245 77 5.8% 1962-1971 972 216 18.2% 1972-1981 577 174 23.2% 1982-1991 648 326 53.8% As a result of the formation of 'Project FT' which requested FT reports *only* from some 30 UFO Groups (Mainly UK). In 1992 there were 62 FTs reported. In 1993, there were 196 FT reports, in 1994 they increased to 310, with a five fold increase in 1995 to 1749 reports. In 1996, there were 956 reports. These records are incomplete and additional data is still being received. Our general impression is that FTs now account for between 90 - 95% of all current UFO reports. Since our earliest FT data of FTs described as "black with three white lights at its apexes and with a red central light underneath, hovering silently or moving very slowly at a low height." are from the year 1960 we feel safe in excluding U.S. 'stealth' aircraft. Thanks to Victor J.Kean Project FT. Note: This steady rise in reports suggests solid objects with predictable operations implying possible secret government aircraft. The FTs generally hover over five English nuclear power plants. This activity suggests the FTs monitor or use the plants production of electricity, radiation and or neutrinos for fuel indicating true UFOs. ENGLAND On September 21, 1997, J Miles reports I saw up to 30 VERY high altitude items flying a fantastic speed, from the ground, at Camberely, in Surrey, England. The last time I saw this sort of stuff was when I was at Area 51. This was a rare crystal clear night, without much glare from London. I saw multiple "shooting stars" following each other, in many different directions, in a matter of a few minutes. Then a super fast low altitude item, fly by. I understand some kind of Scalar Atom Bomb sized air burst was noted some where near the US, recently. Regards, Miles J, se firstname.lastname@example.org We're going to Pine Bush, NY this Thursday and Friday for a skywatch. We're meeting at the Comfort Inn in Newburgh at 5:00 PM on Thursday, 2 October. Your invited.
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