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UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 46

From: John Hayes <webmaster.nul>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:44:41 +0000
Archived: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:28:08 -0500
Subject: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 46

Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.


Volume 7, Number 46
November 12, 2002
Editor: Joseph Trainor



      On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, four teenagers were
driving on the Moscow-Simferopol Highway when they
spotted an usual object in the sky.  The teens "observed
a red UFO while driving south on the highway near Kursk.
They were heading towards the city (Kursk--J.T.) when the
four witnesses spotted the UFO circling slowly in the
sky, looking like a glowing star."
      "The UFO's approach caused the car's radio to go
haywire.  They could no longer hear the Moscow radio
stations, just long, intermittent bursts of static.
Finally, the strange object continued its flight toward
the southern horizon.  As it passed out of view, the
car's radio returned to normal."
      Kursk is located about 500 kilometers (300 miles)
south of Moscow.
      Two days later, on Thursday, October 31, 2002, "a
series of UFO sightings was reported in Astrakhan," at
the mouth of the Volga River on the Caspian Sea.
      "For five consecutive days, a spherical UFO
performed aerial maneuvers above the rooftops in the
upper hillside section" of Astrakhan.  "Occasionally, the
UFO emitted small spheres of white or golden light."
      "Another UFO with the same characteristics was seen
by several witnesses in the town of Ortzonikitsk.  The
object fired beams of light at the ground.  The beams
were red, blue and green.  The UFO emitted these colorful
rays of light for several minutes and then disappeared
before the astonished gaze of the witnesses present."
(See NotiOVNI for November 3, 2002.  Many thanks to
Daniel Munoz for this report.)
(Editor's Comment:  And welcome to The Aliens REALLY
Strike Back Week at UFO Roundup.  The aliens are giving
us "a full court press" all over planet Earth, and our
newsletter has it all.  First let's check out the Black
Sea region...)


      On Monday, October 7, 2002, between 3 and 5 p.m.,
"Viktor A. Zdorov was on a business trip, driving his
Lada station wagon in the Belgorosk district of the
Crimea," in the southern Ukraine.  "Suddenly, he watched
a big circular object no less than 50 meters (165 feet)
in diameter, hovering stationary for more than one hour
over the forest-covered mountains 5 kilometers (3 miles)
southwest of the village of Zemlyanichnoye."
      "The circular UFO had a flat, cone-shaped upper part
(something like a Vietnamese or Chinese hat--A.N.), with
a smaller cone on top and a vertical antenna.  The lower
part was like a big deep saucer, with the upper part (of
the "saucer"--J.T.) wider than the lower.  It had a
segmented structure  with several vertical and horizontal
sections, marked by slightly visible lines.  The color of
the entire object was dull grey-metallic."
      "Many local residents saw the UFO, but there are
frequent sightings" in the Crimea "so many do not pay
much attention to the regularly-observed UFOs.  The local
press often refuses to publish UFO reports since they are
so common."  (See Filer's Files #45 for November 6, 2002.
Many thanks to Anton A. Anfalov for this report and to
George A. Filer for allowing UFO Roundup to reprint this


      On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 5:30 a.m., a Turkish
DC-10 jetliner was approaching Afyon, during its early
morning flight from Antalya to Istanbul.  The DC-10 was
flying at an altitude of 6,600 meters (22,000 feet), when
the co-pilot noticed something strange on the cockpit
radar screen.
      Looking out the cockpit's side windows, the pilot
and crew "saw a group of 15 UFOs, 'all the size of a
Boeing 747,' passing overhead, speeding by the airliner
at an altitude of 10,500 meters (35,000 feet).  The
circular objects were faintly self-luminous and left no
condensation trail in the upper atmosphere.  They flew
past Afyon and became lost in the darkness of the
northwestern horizon."
      Afyon is a mid-sized city about 250 kilometers (150
miles) southwest of Ankara, Turkey's capital.  (Many
thanks to Erkan S. for this report.)
(Editor's Comment:  When you have a global UFO flap this
big, you just know something's going on in South America.
Read on...)


      On Sunday, October 20, 2002, "a resident of Junin de
Los Andes," a small city in southern Argentina, "made a
call to the local sheriff's office, reporting the
presence of 'a strange little person' at his house."
      "According to the informants, a police patrol
reached the site to verify the report and learned that
the resident had been visited by a small person who
knocked on the door of his home, requesting help, since
'someone was beating on one of his relatives.'"
      "The house's occupant stated that the creature was
short in stature, although given the fact that it was
nighttime, he was unable to identify it clearly.
However, he acceded to the mysterious little man's
request.  He left his house, but upon not hearing other
noises or cries for help, he chose to return home,
fearing (that) it might all be a ruse to commit burglary
during his absence."
      "Hours later, police received notice of a strange
presence in the 150-dwelling neighborhood, located to one
side of the Boulevard Juan Manuel de Rosas.  Once again a
patrol car reported to the scene without ascertaining any
      "Days later, an officer of the provincial police
decided to inspect the location at 4:30 a.m., due to the
incessant barking of dogs.  He discovered the presence of
a small person, some 80 centimeters tall (2 feet, 8
inches), who was on a pathway leading into a house.  Upon
realizing that it was being watched, the entity made a
quick getaway."
      "Concerned by what he had seen, and according to our
journalistic source, the officer made an Identikit
drawing of the suspect before reporting the incident to
his superiors."
      "Hugo Jara, the main officer at the Sheriff's
Department No. 25, was interviewed by a local (radio)
station and confirmed the information on both procedures,
although no evidence was found to corroborate the
presence of the small person at the site."
      "The news spread like wildfire throughout the city,
and residents provided confirmation of the strange event,
such as the odd behavior of dogs that evening with their
incessant barking."
      "The fact is, the 'goblin' or 'gnome,' as it has
become known, caused a sensation that shattered the
city's habitual calm, and has gone on to form part of the
gallery of mysterious characters in the area, such as El
Cuero of (Lago de) Huechulafquen, the marine creature
seen several times in the said lake."
      Junin de los Andes is located about 150 kilometers
(90 miles) north of San Carlos de Bariloche in southern
Argentina.  (See the Argentinian newspaper Junin Dice for
October 27, 2002, "Mysterious dwarf causes concern in
community."  Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Guillermo
Gimenez para eso articulo de diario.)
(Editor's Note:  To give the Spanish a free translation,
El Cuero in this case would be something like
Leatherskin.  This is the first I've heard of a "Nessie"
in Lago de Huechulafquen.  However, a Loch Ness-type
monster has been seen repeatedly in Lago Nahuel Huapi,
the large lake near San Carlos de Brailoche.  If any of
our Argentinian readers have more information about El
Cuero, please send us an email at Masinaigan.nul)


      Colombian ufologists are calling it "a UFO wave
without precedence."
      On Thursday, October 25, 2002, at 6:30 a.m.,
thousands of people in Bucaramanga saw "strange flashes
of light" on the mountaintops overlooking their city.
"Telephone calls flooded the TV studios of Caracol and
RCN in Bogota," the capital of Colombia.
      "UFOs were seen flying over the city of Bucaramanga,
and thousands of witnesses reported that the sky over
their city 'was resplendent with the lights of the UFOs'
as they passed over slowly."
      "As a result of the UFO visitation, a new committee
has been formed, composed of veteran ufologists and local
residents, to study the unprecedented event in our city."
      Bucaramanga is located about 400 kilometers (250
miles) north of Bogota. (See NotiOVNI for November 3,
2002.  Muchas gracias a Daniel Munoz y William Chavez
Arriza del grupo Contacto OVNI para ese informe.)
(Editor's Comment:  We have one more story from South
America yet to come.  But for now, on to Norway for yet
another sighting in last week's worldwide flap...)


      On Friday, November 1, 2002, Thomas Mogen was
outdoors in the small town of Rollag in Norway.  "It was
a clear night and his attention was drawn to a colorful
point of light."
      "Curious, he went home to find his binoculars.  The
light phenomena was evidently changing, shifting between
all the colors of the rainbow.  It also pulsated
      "Thomas Mogen had discovered the UFO over Rollag."
      "'It looked very much like a disco light show,' he
      "He also explained that the light changed size very
quickly, and that it slowly and barely noticeably shifted
from east to west."
      "He did not want to be alone in seeing the
phenomenon, and even though it was close to 4 a.m., he
called his pal Amund Henriksen.  Amund had a digital
video camera and started recording the light."
      "'In the beginning, it was difficult to record the
light.  I had to use zoom a lot, and it was hard to keep
the light steady in the viewfinder.  Finally, I decided
to just put the video camera on the second-floor
windowsill.  Then the picture became acceptable,' Amund
Henriksen explained."
      "The light disappeared at approximately 5:30 a.m.
over the east side of Numedal."
      "'The light disappeared behind a hill, but I left
the camcorder running. Half a minute later, it reappeared
but only for a few seconds.  This happened twice,' the
photographer said."
      "Amund Henriksen and Thomas Mogen have no good
explanation for the light.  'First I thought it had to be
a comet, but it wasn't.  It certainly is not a common
star,' Amund said."
      "'It was either the planet Jupiter or the star
Sirius that were videotaped in the sky over Numedal the
night before Saturday,' said Professor Kore Aksnes of the
University of Oslo, who has seen the video."
      "It is quite common to see Jupiter behave that way,'
Aksnes said."
      "Ayvind Tancen of the Norsk Astronomisk Selskap
(Norwegian Astronomical Society--E.P.) at Kongsberg
suggests it is the star Sirius, since this is the
brightest star to be observed in the Norwegian sky."
      However, "one of Norway's most experienced UFO
experts watched the ten-minute unedited recording of the
light phenomena over Rollag.  Erling P. Strand maintains
that the theories about planets and stars are wrong."
      "'The most interesting passage is the end of the
recording.  Here we see the light disappear, only to
return in another place.  The light goes away very fast.
That would not have been the case with a star or a
planet,' said Strand."  (See the Norwegian Broadcasting
Co. reports for November 4 and 5, 2002.  Many thanks to
UFO Roundup's Scandinavian correspondent, Erik Petersen,
for this news story.)
(Editor's Comment:  And we're not done with Europe yet.
Read on...)


      On Sunday, October 27, 2002, at 7:21 p.m., Italian
author and ufologist Roberto Malini and two companions,
D.F., a young art director, and A.C., a resident of
Cernusco sul Naviglio," were in that community, near
Milano (Milan) in northern Italy "when we sighted three
UFOs in formation."
      "The UFOs were disc-shaped, black, no lights,"
Roberto reported, "The discs had little wings, no
reflective surfaces and were visible before dark.  The
flying objects were rotating and moved slowly in a
horizontal flight path, with a peculiar tremor, from west
to east."
      "Suddenly, two of the UFOs vanished," he added, "The
third disc remained immobile in the sky, continually
rotating, for over ten minutes.  It seemed dark,
metallic, height (altitude) about 1,000 meters (3,300
      "The UFO went straight up and vanished."
      Malini and his companions "shot two photographs of
the discs with a camera that lacked a zoom.  When I got
the photos back from the photo shop, the object appeared
like a glowing red light."  (Grazie a Roberto Malini per
questo rapporto.)

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      On Sunday, October 27, 2002, at 10:22 p.m., the
female witness reported, "As we were pulling into our
building's parking lot" in Dijon, a large city in the
Cote d'Or department of eastern France, "my husband and I
perceived just in front of us at an estimated height of
30 to 50 meters (100 to 165 feet) an orange ball which I
first thought to be a helicopter."
      The witnesses soon decided that the object "could
not be one, not at this height, too close to the building
and with no noise.  Then I saw it rather in profile,
going noiselessly from left to right (i.e. north to
south--R.F.) looking like an orb enlightened from the
inside with a yellow-orange color, closing towards the
rear with a sort of short incandescence, leaving no marks
or contrails."
      "I had the impression that I could see something
inside (the object--J.T.) and, at the moment I
intensified my glance, lowering my head slightly,
thinking that there was something inside--it disappeared,
as if it were a light going out."
      "It lasted about four or five seconds, I think.
During that time, I said to my husband, 'But what is it?
What is this!?  Stop!'"
      "I remember more details.  It appeared in front of
us, then was seen from profile, shape like an enlightened
light bulb with someone inside, and towards the back some
incandescent features."
      "I questioned the Gendarmes (French military police
who operate outside the jurisdiction of the major cities-
-R.F.) but nobody reported anything like this, and I was
told to fill out a report at the Hotel de Police
(headquarters) in Dijon."  (Merci beaucoup a Robert
Fischer pour ces nouvelles.)
(Editor's Comment: And now, on to China...)


      "Several airline pilots have reported sighting a
shining unidentified flying object (UFO) near the
southeastern Chinese city of Nanjing."
      "A Xiamen Airlines pilot reported the first sighting
on Monday," November 4, 2002.  He said he saw a bright
blue object hovering just beyond his plane."
      "At the same time, pilots of a Shandong Airlines
jet, which was 120 kilometers (75 miles) away from the
Xiamen Airlines jet, also reported a similar sighting.
They described the UFO as being 'a white and blue
skateboard-shaped craft.'"
      "The UFO was believed to be about 70 kilometers (42
miles) away, above the east side of Bengbu," a mid-sized
city in China's Anhui province.
      "A pilot 300 kilometers (180 miles) away also saw
the strange object and reported his sighting by radio to
the control tower in Tonglu, in Zhejiang province."  (See
the Chinese newspaper Wen Wei Po for November 7, 2002.
Many thanks to Chen Jilin and Jim Hickman for this
newspaper story.)


      On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 8:45 p.m., M.R.B.
was driving from Ebro, Fla. to Panama City, Fla.
(population 36,417) when he "first saw a shooting star.
Then approximately two minutes later I noticed something
out of the corner of my eye.  We were traveling south,
and there were four lights about 100 feet (30 meters) in
front of the car, about 100 feet (30 meters) up in the
air.  Two of them would shoot toward the west.  Then the
other two appeared to chase them.  Then they would all go
around in circles.  Then they would all get together as
one light and explode out in four directions."
      "This went on for approximately 20 miles (32
kilometers).  When we got to the bridge at Panama City,
they disappeared."
      M.R.B. described the UFOs as "white lights, oval-
shaped--one end rounded, one end pointed.  Dense.  All
four were the same shape and size.  At first approach,
they were like a blur, but while they were dancing and
darting, they were fast but not so fast that they
blurred.  When they disappeared, it was like a light
going out--they did not dart off."
      Panama City is on Highway 98 on Florida's Gulf of
Mexico shoreline, located about 100 miles (160
kilometers) southwest of Tallahassee, the state capital.
(Email Form Report)


      On Monday, November 4, 2002, at 9:12 p.m., Nichole
L. and a friend "were driving to his house" in Holly,
Michigan (population 6,135) "when he pointed out a bright
orange light to the west."
      "We watched for about 15 seconds while it became
very bright," she added, "Like three to four times the
size of the average star.  Then it began to move toward
us, and we got spooked."
      "It flew really close to us and then did a 70-degree
turn to the southeast.  As it got further away, the
bright orange dot became three smaller dots.  We started
after them in the car.  But as we passed under a group of
trees, we lost sight of it.  When we came to a clearing,
the lights were gone."
      Nichole described the UFO as "orange, the size of a
star, before it split."  She added that, on its closest
approach, the object "looked like a (steel) jumping
jack," like the ones she played with as a little girl,
and that it "was as fast as an F-16."
      Holly, Mich. is just west of Interstate Highway I-
75, located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of
Detroit.  (Email Form Report)


      On Thursday, November 7, 2002, at 10:15 p.m.,
eyewitness M.R. was walking near Bellaire Boulevard and
Rice University in Houston, Texas when he saw a trio of
strange lights approaching from the west.
      "I was walking home when I noticed three lights
which resembled the landing lights of a plane," he
reported, "This is not unusual as I live in the flight
path of Hobby Airport in South Houston."
      "The three lights were about as bright as the stars
(it was an unusually cloudless night, and the stars were
visible, a rarity in Houston--M.R.).  The lights were
lined up and suddenly moved to my left, the southeast,
and the two lights on the right revolved around the one
on the left.  The lights then moved off to my right,
zigzagged and revolved around each other again before
fading.  The whole thing lasted only a minute."
      The mysterious lights traveled "at least several
hundred feet miles per hour and made very sudden shifts
left and right before fading from view."  (Email Form


      On Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 1 a.m., eyewitness
J.A. "spotted five bright orangeish lights in a diagonal
line formation travelling slowly north" in London,
Ontario, Canada (population 325,646).
      "The lights were brighter than the brightest stars
that night but seemed slightly larger and more orange
than white," he added.
      "Normally, I would've assumed moving lights in the
sky are from a plane. The thing is, lights on planes are
never configured to the pattern I witnessed.  This line
of lights was neither parallel nor perpendicular to the
direction of travel.  It was diagonal.  The object was
silent.  The lights spanned too great a distance to be
from any earthly plane."
      "If it was flying low, then it was moving really
slowly.  But if it was flying high, then it was going
really fast and should have had to have been extremely
      London, Ont. is located 132 miles (211 kilometers)
southwest of Toronto. (Email Form Report)


      A contactee in Argentina came forward last week with
an incredible story.  He claims he was held prisoner on
the moon by aliens.
      "A local man claims having sustained contact with
beings from other worlds.  He claims that there is a
tunnel on the moon through which alien spacecraft can
      "Ramon Barraza was born in Tinogasta," in
Argentina's Catamarca province.  "He is 74 years old and
has lived in this city (Comodoro Rivadavia--J.T.) for
over fifty years, having retired recently from the YPF
Corporation, describing himself as a kind of 'mediator'
between 'Jesus, the Virgin Mary and the community.'"
      Barraza told the newspaper La Cronica "that his
mother prepared him for this task when he was only 15 and
still living in his native province.  She urged him to
sleep on straw instead of a mattress, and he did not
understand at the time the reason for her request.  Then,
after meditating on this period of his life, he concludes
that his mother was preparing him to be a mediator."
      Shortly afterward, in 1943, Argentina's civilian
government was toppled in a military coup masterminded by
then-Colonel Juan Domingo Peron.  It was then that
Barraza made the first of his trips to an alien base on
the moon.
(Editor's Note: Peron remained in power until he was
ousted in 1955.)
      "Barraza explained that aside from our (inhabited)
world, there are two more.  The second one is occupied by
beings having characteristics almost identical to humans,
with some differences in overall anatomy, and (they) are
lacking hair."
      "He showed a photograph of a drawing he made" while
on the moon.  He also said he "could see alien craft
shrinking in size" as they traveled down the lunar
tunnel, "adding that the alien beings asked him to step
aside (to avoid) the vehicle in transit.  He remembered
that (the UFO) had a reddish light."
      "The (lunar) tunnel he entered is divided in two.
The first part is known as B-1 and is located on the
visible side of the moon.  The second, B-2, is on the
lunar far side, and (alien) spacecraft meet in the middle
on their way into space."
      "He said he is visited by Jesus and the Virgin Mary
on a daily basis...On a table in his dwelling, as well as
in his backyard, he has several sanctuaries and various
stones visited by people from different communities.  He
stated that in there it was possible to observe the
Virgin and Jesus at different stages of their lives."
      "He further added that before going to bed each
night, he asks, 'Jesus and Mary, are you there?'  And at
this time a small light illuminates the ceiling as a
response."  (See the Argentinian newspaper La Cronica of
Comodoro Rivadavia for November 7, 2002, "Contactee
claims discovery of 'tunnel' used by alien craft."
Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Guillermo Gimenez para
eso articulo de diario.)
(Editor's Note:  Author David Hatcher Childress has
presented photographic evidence for anomalous structures
on the moon in his book Extraterrestrial Archaeology.
Two craters near the Sea of Fecundity, Messier and W.H.
Pickering, have features suggestive of a tunnel entrance.
See Extraterrestrial Archaeology by David Hatcher
Childress, Adventures Unlimited Press, Kempton, Illinois,
1999, page 102.)


      In a surprising turnabout, NASA, the USA's space
agency, has reversed its decision to hire science writer
James E. Oberg to write a book documenting the six moon
landings that took place between July 1969 and December
      "The nation's space agency sent men to the moon 33
years ago, but its plan to sponsor a mini-book
documenting that those Apollo landings really happened
blew up on liftoff.  Its mission was aborted last week by
bad publicity."
      "After decades of mostly ignoring those who were
skeptical about the moon landings, NASA hired Houston
author and aerospace engineer Jim Oberg this fall to
write a 10-chapter monograph for $15,000.  His mission
was to deliver a point-by-point rebuttal of conspiracy
theorists who say the six Apollo moon landings were
      "Last year, FOX Television twice broadcast a show
titled Conspiracy Theory: Did We Really Land on the Moon?
and NBC's Today show staged a debate on the topic.  Last
month Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, punched a
conspiracy theorist who had been pestering him to swear
on a stack of Bibles that the landing was real."
      "After the FOX show first aired, NASA put out a one-
paragraph news release titled Apollo: Yes, We Did.
      "Yet a 1999 poll found that 11 percent of the
American public doubted the moon landing happened, and
FOX officials said such skepticism increased to about 20
percent after their show, which was seen by about 15
million viewers."
      "When Knight Ridder (newspaper chain) reported the
book deal, the resulting ridicule led NASA to kill the
plan, agency spokesman Bob Jacobs said.  NASA will pay
Oberg $5,000 for work he had already done."  (See the
Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune for November 10, 2002, "NASA
scrubs book about moon landings," page 17A.)
(Editor's Note:  In the publishing industry, the money
Jim Oberg is getting is known as a kill fee.)

      That's it for now.  This has been the biggest
worldwide UFO flap we've had in a while.  The reports are
still coming in.  We'll have the latest updates next week
in "the paper that goes home--UFO Roundup."  See you in
seven days.

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