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UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 1

From: John Hayes <webmaster@ufoinfo.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 20:01:34 +0000
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Subject: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 1


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UFO ROUNDUP
Volume 7, Number 1
January 1, 2002
Editor: Joseph Trainor

http://ufoinfo.com

AS I WAS SAYING BEFORE I WAS SO RUDELY INTERRUPTED...

No need to get too wordy about it. As you can see, UFO Roundup
is back. We're starting a new volume in a new year, and we're
hoping for a slightly longer run than we had in 2001. I have a
few more remarks, but I'll save them for the end. Right now, we
have some phenomena to cover.


CESSNA DISAPPEARS IN THE LAKE MICHIGAN TRIANGLE

A small Cessna airplane, with four people aboard, disappeared
over Lake Michigan in early December 2001.

"A search for four people, missing since their small rented
airplane apparently plunged into Lake Michigan on Sunday,"
December 9, 2001, near Wilmette Harbor was suspended shortly
after sundown Monday," December 10, 2001.

"The Coast Guard Group Milwaukee failed to turn up any sign of
the missing single-engine Cessna aircraft that was carrying four
people, including three licensed pilots, from Dayton, Ohio to
Racine, Wisconsin."

"The Coast Guard identified three of the missing as Roger Licht,
61, of Kenosha, Wis. and husband and eife, Adam and Susan
Bukowski, both 20, of Cudahy, Wis. The name of a third man, from
Kenosha, was witheld pending notification of family members."

"A group of officers from the Chicago Police Marine Unit
assisted Coast Guard helicopters and a utility boat in the
572-square-mile search" of Lake Michigan. "Coast Guard Auxiliary
airplanes also participated."

"Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Todd Gatlin said a person could be
expected to survive a few hours in the 45-degree (Fahrenheit)
water depending on the type of clothing worn and the safety
equipment at hand. Early Monday morning,

Gatlin said the reasonable point of survival, given the
best-case scenario, had passed."

"Licht's son Marty said his father was a flight instructor with
30 years' experience."

"Adam Bukowski was a student of Licht's who had recently earned
his pilot's license and was working toward a commercial rating,
which would have allowed him to fly larger, commercial planes,
Marty Licht said."

"The third man was a fellow pilot and a close friend of Licht's,
and he had more than 20 years' of flying experience, Marty Licht
said."

"Officials did not know who was at the controls of the plane at
6:18 p.m. Sunday" December 9, "when it lost contact with a
control tower in Elgin," Illinois. "The investigation has been
turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board."

"Coast Guard Lt. Richard Sundland said the plane was last
spotted on radar at O'Hare International Airport" in Chicago
"just after 6 p.m. Sunday. The plane was three to five miles (5
to 8 kilometers) east of Wilmette Harbor when it began losing
altitude, dropping from 1,500 feet to 300 feet in less than a
minute, Sundland said."

"The four people aboard the plane knew each other and were on a
day trip to the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, according to
officials." (See the Chicago Tribune for December 11, 2001,
"Plane search stops as hope fades," page 7.)

(Editor's Note: This is the latest in a long series of small
aircraft that have vanished without a trace over Lake Michigan.
For more, read The Great Lakes Triangle by Jay Gourley, Fawcett
Gold Medal Books, New York, N.Y., 1977.)


TRIANGULAR UFO SEEN BY A MOTORIST IN OXFORDSHIRE

On Thursday, December 27, 2001, Sarah H. "was driving away from
Wytham village, Oxfordshire, UK" on a two-lane country road
"towards Botley Interchange, the road running parallel to
(Motorway) A34, heading south, at 8:45 p.m."

"The UFO hovered west of the road, remaining in one position,"
Sarah reported, "The UFO was triangular in shape with one light
at each point (corner). It was hovering above Wytham Wood. It
was silent. It hovered for approximately four minutes, no higher
than 200 feet above the trees. Its fuselage was dark."

Sarah added, "I have no pictorial evidence" of the encounter,
and she feels a bit "nervous about being considered a loony."
(Email Form Report)


LUMINOUS UFOs VIDEOTAPED IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL

On Wednesday, December 12, 2001, "a UFO was videotaped over the
city of Araraquara," in the state of Sao Paulo in southern
Brazil. "Several people in the Estadio Ferroviaria in the bairro
(district of) Ponte saw 'an object of great luminosity that
appeared to have little deviation from its course and altitude
as it passed over the city. It disappeared as mysteriously as it
forst appeared.'"

Two days later, on Friday, December 14, 2001, "a UFO was filmed
over the satellite city (suburb) of Samambaia," near Brazil's
national capital of Brasilia, at about 9 p.m. "The object was
described as a brilliant white light making circular maneuvers
in the sky."

News media contacted CINDACTA (Brazil's NORAD--J.T.) but a
spokesman said the agency had seen nothing unudual on their
radar screens. (Muito obrigado a Eustaquio Andrea Patounas por
esos casos.)


MAJOR UFO FLAP REPORTED IN MEXICO CITY

UFOs dominated the skies over Mexico City and its suburbs last
week.

On Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 3 a.m., an AeroMexico Boeing
727 jetliner encountered a glowing UFO over the city of Toluca,
near Mexico City. According to Mexican ufologist Alfonso
Salazar, "The radars of the control towers at the airports in
Toluca and Mexico City detected the intruder at an altitude of
12,000 feet and circling the metropolitan region. An airport
official, using binoculars, described the UFO as 'a circular,
unusual object' which 'caused great excitement among the air
traffic controllers.'"

On Sunday, December 16, 2001, at 7:30 p.m., Pedro Hernandez
grabbed his videocamera and began shooting color footage of a
UFO flying over the small town of Metepec, near Toluca.
According to Hernandez, the UFO "presented bright lights at each
corner of its triangular form. The front (of the UFO) was a
reddish color but without any lights. The UFO darted about
swiftly in the night sky, and we videotaped it for several
seconds before it went flying off in the direction of the
volcano (Mount) Popocatepetl. The object became lost in the haze
of the horizon."

On Monday, December 17, 2001, a UFO "shaped like a sombrero
(hat) and with three protuberances on its upper half was seen by
various eyewitnesses in the area of Tasquena," another suburb of
Mexico City. "According to reports, the UFO flew freely in the
skies above the Distrito Federal, ascending and descending up to
200 meters (660 feet) during a period of ten minutes."

On Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at 10 a.m., "several fiery UFOs
were seen hovering in the skies above Popocatepetl. Witnesses in
Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos (nearby) said they saw five
gleaming UFOs above the volcano."

According to Mexican ufologist Amado Marquez, "the UFOs moved
about individually, and witnesses identified five of them during
a five-minute viewing period. They were last seen crossing the
sky in a triangular formation."

On Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at 1:20 p.m., eyewitness Javier
Guevara videotaped an oval UFO freely moving through the sky
above Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl," a suburb just east of Mexico City.
"The UFO was described as 'an obscure color and presented a dome
in the center of its upper surface, with a small protuberance on
its lower surface, alternately slowing and accelerating at a
dizzying velocity."

Guevara said he videotaped the UFO for four minutes before it
disappeared into the eastern horizon. (Muchas gracias a Alfonso
Salazar y Eustaquio Andrea Patounas para estas noticias.)


UFO SIGHTED IN YONKERS, N.Y.

On Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at 9:30 p.m., Patrick R. "went
outside for a smoke" at his home in Yonkers, N.Y. when he
spotted "a UFO moving very slowly upward. I just happened to
look up and saw a green line, fairly bright, in a vertical
position.. The line seemed to grow and shrink, on and off. The
amazing part was how thick the cloud cover was that night. It
had to be pretty bright to come through those clouds."

"Anyway, at one point, a plane flying towards the light made it
'go out' or disappear, as we on the ground were able to tell."

"Minutes later, it returned for another interval of maybe five
to ten minutes. Another witness told me it seemed to be 'moving
like a caterpillar...the bottom would get fatter, then it would
get taller, then it would move upward.'"

"I did manage to catch most of the image on my camcorder because
it stayed around so long." (Email Form Report)


FAMILY OBSERVES UFOs IN RED BANKS, MISSISSIPPI

On Friday, December 21, 2001, at 12:30 a.m., Jeremy S. and his
brother "were in the street" in Red Banks, Mississippi
(population 500) "and we saw two bright balls in the sky. The
first two were seen to the north. They looked low. We thought
they were flashlights at first. We ran up the street to get a
closer look."

"When we reached the top of the hill, about 10 bright balls rose
from behind the trees to the east. We watched them move north
and west towards the first two balls we saw. They stopped to
form a motionless triangle, and they held this position for
about ten seconds."

"Then individual UFOs would move out and then back into the
formation in straight lines. This lasted for about 15 seconds.
After this, they all broke formation and moved slowly to the
west. They reached a flashing towers and flew back and forth
near it. They changed their lights from bright to dim about
every 25 seconds. Two dim UFOs flew into a bright UFO and
disappeared within it."

"We ran back and got our father, and we went back to the spot
down the road where we could see the flashing tower. All the
bright-ball-type UFOs were still there. My brother, my father
and myself watched the sky for about five more minutes. When we
got within a mile of the tower, they all started to fly slowly
away in different directions."

Jeremy estimated that the glowing UFOs were "about as high as a
passenger aircraft (30,000 feet) and all were slow-moving."

Red Banks is just north of Highway 78 about 40 miles (64
kilometers) north of Oxford, Miss. (Email Form Report)


A BRIEF WORD FROM YOUR EDITOR:

When I first began the UFO Roundup back in February 1996--a time
which will undoubtedly go down in history as the era of "the
JonBenet Simpson bombing"--I treated it as sort of a lark. It
wasn't until Volume 1, Number 12 that I began to have some idea
of the newsletter's impact on the UFO community not only in the
USA and UK but worldwide.

However, it wasn't until May of 2001, when I was forced to put a
halt to the newsletter because of serious vision problems that I
truly began to realize just how important UFO Roundup has
become. Following the hiatus announcement, I was literally
floored by the number of emails from readers and well-wishers.
It left me stunned, grateful and, most importantly, humbled by
your expressions of thanks and encouragement.

I had the operations in August and October, and my vision has
improved to the extent that I can again do the work of writing
and editing the newsletter. So we are off again in our quest for
information about UFOs, aliens, strange disappearances, vile
vortices, out-of-place animals, time warps, weird paleontology,
lost civilizations, unusual sects, spontaneous combustion, angel
hair and other skyfalls and anomalous phenomena of every kind
catalogued by Fort.

Looks like the Almighty has given me the green light. I only
hope that I prove worthy of the trust you readers have placed in
me.

Join us again next week for more UFO and paranormal news from
all over the planet Earth, and occasionally elsewhere in the
solar system, brought to you by "the paper that goes home--UFO
Roundup." See you then!

UFO ROUNDUP: Copyright 2002 by Masinaigan Productions, all
rights reserved. Readers may post news items from UFO Roundup on
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newsletter and its editor by name and list the date of issue in
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