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  • M I S S O U R I S I G H T I N G SUFO STOPS TRUCKUFO " B I G AS A HOUS-E"MORE! . ...I 0 R G A N I Z A T . I O N N E W S,*I O V E R S E E : & S Z I G H T I N G SI, A R T L C L E - RY c l ; O . H N K E E LA S T R O N O M X C O R N E R
  • E d l ~ o rand P u b l i s h e r , Norma E i S h o r t , Box 129, Stover, Moo 65078i-.-.---.- ,----------------.----_.-----.---------.- --------------~-------d~d---P L I ~ I- ?,led montniy. Subscriptibn--$13 00, per. y e a r ( u n i t e d Sta-ces and,2 , . , $4.00 p e r y e a r elsewheree Sample copy 25G.mF r ~ l : c ~ - :L O s e i ~ ~ r a t ef a c t Pron fantasy. To t h e b e s t of our kr_ow?edge,a l l I:.-, ;ej-irl i : s ~ d I S f r o m r e l i k ! ~ l e sources. To t h e b e s t of o u r k b i l -i t y , we t e l l I t as it is,S t a f f and S p e c i a l C o n t r i b u t o r s t o SKYLOOK!lea ;~11illi$s,: J?. ,.::Hkpoftei- and ~ e a t u r eWrites, 1113 Ware Ave.,S e d a l i a , No.. .John 3. ~ c h u e s s l e r ;UFO Stady Group of Greater St. Louis, P. 0.Box ;g:j OtFaUon, Ho.~ a v idchroth,: S e c r e t a r y , ,above &xup, 4517 A. Pennsylvania, S t . Louis,Walter Lrdrus, Jr., Co-Chairman;. I l l i n o i s S e c t i o n of APRO, 40 Christo-gher Court, Quincg, 111.Lucius ica~ish, Wri;er i n Ufalogy F i e l d , Route: 1, Plumerville, Ark.Hrs. 3, E, Holmes, I l l i n o i s S e c t i o n APRO Reporter, 1690 H i l l Drive,Cu-lgle, Ill.Corbyn Jacobs, T r i - S t a t e UFO St~idyGroup Rego:rter, Palmyra, 90.Sub..;criptions, correspondence and r e p o r t s ahould be mailedt o the e d i t o r , Noma E. Short, Box 129, Stover, Mo. 65078.-When p o s s i b l e , a l l r e p o r t s should be i n by the 20th. SKYLOOKi s published t h e first cf the month.
  • Mi ssouri I-Ifis F Y u y o f UFO Repar-t:3LTO Stous Fail Carriers Truck -Farmers See UEY) " A s B1g A s a HouseH---Kieso~:rik i d a f l u r r y of ~ i d e n t i f i e dflying object reports duringMzrsh-.-cl,l:c~w h i t i s more surprlsing, newspdpers such a s " m e Kansas,C j y l.1ri.sH m d "The St, Louis Globe-Democrat" carried reports, Even- .r x u o 3 -5televisicn got i n t o the act,"The Fhco-n Chronicle-Herald1 carried a f u l l report of a Macon (bun-ti-ir,- ?:?:,oii.nter w i t 3 ib strange, f l y i n g object which stopped h i s radioand -t,.,icl; siigii:e, fI?-ctr,?hath. William h e r s t r e e t , 51, i s a s t a r routem i l c a r r i e r out of Elmer, a sriall town i n northeast Missouri, and is,a l s o the cltj- zcrsl-xl. The newspaper describes him as a man "not giv-en t o e:~a~~:,geratio~:~alld one who L k d taken l i t t l e stock in UFO s t o r i e su n t i l h i s exprience with one,SXlrLdL?T;s e d i t o r wrote t o Nr. Overstreet and asked f o r a personalreport of his encounter, and h i s l e t t s r in reply i s so well-written,we are giving !lia story i n his own words, a s follows:I n reg;~irds to your l c ~ t e rabout the UFO t h a t I saw March 4, 1969,a t 6 s43 A.M. on i-1Lghway J, 4 rn-iles west of Atlanta, No., t h i s is whathappened,I was "caveling east approaching East Fork Bottom when I noticeda large x d object about -one ha12 x i l e t o the right of me, i n the f i e l d ,It was travelicg north and I was going east. When it came upon the,road i n front of me, i t tamed the same way I was going. Judging fromthe w i d t h cf the road,, the object was about 100 f e e t across. The low-e r eCge ~3f the red glow was about 50 f e e t above &he ground. It seemedt o sea? JOT2 seconc LS it turned the szime direction a s 1 was going.As I c?~~!ecloser t o it, a r e a l strong w~litelight came down uponthe rod6 i n f r o n t of me. The l i g h t was f u l l width a t the top and camet o a ~ 2 0 %about 8 f e e t across on the road. The l i g h t magnified thechat on the highway t o about s l z e of golf balls. T h i s l i g h t beam t h a tcane c:? the gmund was extrenely hot. The heat c& through the wind.c- s h l k f j 2 sly %nick so bad t h a t i t Telt l i k e I w a s s i t t i n g out i n thesun i L . ~ i l not summer dcy with the car glasses rolled up.il;-,i-;-..- i; is beam came to the ground, the object changed colors.The ce:lter p e r t changed to a bright blue with a quivering sensation0Arom? bl:le was a wide r e c band, then a small yellow band on -theoutside, i*/j!ich glowed l i k e bubbie l i g h t s and made the yellow bandlook l i k e it was turritng clockwise around the r e s t of-. .it. The lightwas ex-zmely bright. I could not see through t h i s glow. I couldnttt e l l what kirld of ~z~;t;erialt h i s was made of. I could see no windowso r doors. There was a l s o no sound,I s ~ - -.;;r$ed moving up closer. I had my two-way radio on and wastrying t o t a l k over it, but sez~nedthat my signal was not getting out.When I got close t o the- beam -of l i g h t , my truck motor quit and a l s omy radio. It sesriled t k x i t tile battery i n my truck was dead;-(contjnued on next page).-
  • (;LL,sc;,ri iiu.-rrjr of UFO Reports--Continued)T,he.light was s o strong I; had t o p u l l my sun v i s o r down and shieldmy eyes with my hands,. I released the clutch and l e t the truck coast.the Seam moved from me a few f e e t , I heard s t a t i c on my radio andl e t t h e . clutch out and the mot,or s t a r t e d . I moved up slowly t h i stime. When .Igot within s i x f e e t of the beam, the motor s t a r t e d miss-in.gc I-gave i t m o r e gas a2d it d i e d again as before--radio out also.. -,-ILCL.Lthe object mved away from me, the t r x k s t a r t e d again. Irlroppsj. back away f r o n i t , ther, followed it about four miles. It moved. .L.s2.!*.~ t, ,;-. .+; i . ~ : A i . . k ~ ;- d c f i; , L.I. A +Ln:.i~~..lil~:.rVdG w l t i l tlLe k ~ e ~ n i,k;,:nit changed back t g i t s o r i g i n a l color which was a bright red. it.stayed about - the.szqe height above .the ground. It went up and downw i t h .the contour of t h e ,ground a n . was traveling about 40 miles anhour. . .It flashed once more a s it crossed a high l i n e . It followed bythe site of J Ijighway u n t i l it crossed Highway 63.. Then it veered offt o the sou-tneast. I t looked l i k e i t would cross Highway 36 about s i xo r e i g ; ~ tmiles e a s t of &con, No., then it went out of sight.I saw it about seven t o elght minutes altogether. I had never be-lieved i n them too muc2l u n t i l I saw this--now I k-low there i s somethingt o these UEO:s. 1 do not why i t was there, I a l s o dont knowwhere i-t was going. I do not kncw what it was a f t e r I s a w it--but Id o n t care about being t h a t close t o another one.The weather was c l e a r , the sun was u.p j u s t enough t o be i n f u l lview.We are g r a t e f u l t o Mr..h e r s t r e e t f o r t h i s personal report whichcontains iiiore d e t a i l s than the aewspaper accounts. A s s t a r t l i n g as,-this enccunter must have been, he kept h i s w i t s ab0u.t him and wasa b l e t o give m .excellent description of what happened,On IIa~ch11 "The Ka,con Chronicle-Heraldt1 had more t o add t o t h e i rf i r s t revort on G r c h 5: + * * a l l was a u i e t f o r a few days u n t i ll a s t night when sightings ( a t a great distance) were reported a l lover Kacon County and irl several nearby towns.11-HUE::-.:rousr e ~ o r t sof s t a r - l i k e UPOS came i n to Macon from Atlanta,G i f f prt.;, Lew- 13ostoiz, .Ethel, Elnler and that area. The objects wereestina.:-;?3-to be from one-half mile t o a mile high and were white o rv.aryin5 i n thejlr color,Citizen band radio people also reported l i g h t s from Fulton, Cameron,Iaclede, Brookf ield., W1niga.n and I..:~coil, Most of the sightings were 0 5very slowly- novirlg objects hit one report described an extremely f a s tmoviiig object t h a t went soutliwest from the north part of the countyand was sighted over Brookfield and near Cameron before it s t a r t e dcoming Sack t h i s way, (Macon) - and was l a s t seen over Laclede .The Federal Aviation l?dm~nis,trcztion s t a t i o n a t -the Kirlgsville a i r -port had two reports Tuesday n i g h t , March 4. A r t Buchanan, who l i v e sa t Gresntop, No., and is a p i l o t , reported he followed an unusuallystrong white l i g h t as it flew west from Greentop. Harold Forman, of( c m t i n u e d on next page) ,
  • ( ~ i s s o s r iFlurry of JHI deyorts--Continued)novelty, spotted another high over Novelty.S t a t e Highway P a t r o l Trooper Warren Robinson, stationed in Brook-f i e l d , reported t h ; ~ he was stopped by hie motorists who s a i d theyhad s-2zuted a UFO on Boute Z southeast of Pkrceline m d Robinson s a i dthey wzre quite excite6 about it. He went back t o the spot where theyhad sczn t h e f l y i n g object, but he didnlt see anything,Ed Zetzer, of the Plight Service S t a t i o n i n K ~ r k s v i l i e ,reportedt h a t lie had seen an airborne object Sunday night, March 2.On Thursdzy night, Fbrch 6 , Fz. and Mrs. B i l l Anderson s a w a UFO"as bi&-;s a two--;;tory house" hovcring over the t r e e s about one hund-red yards from t h e i r farm house on Route 1, Road FF, about seven anda half raiies southvest of Stover i n Morgan County,The couple were watching t e l e v i s i o n about seven oclock when Mrs.Anderson glanced ovLt the wifidow m d s a w the "blood red" object, Sheshouted t o her h.l.sband, and both w ~ t c n e dit. 14,. Anderson t o l d SKY-LOOKS e d i t o r , ?tf we both hadntt; seen i t , I wouldnft have believedmy own eyes and I sure wouldnt h?,ve t o l d anybod-y abdut i t o "The object, wbich MT. A,dc.rson repeatedly r e f e r r e d t o a s beingblood red! hover~ii:i.bout ten mi:mtes then "a ha.tch l i k e a s l i d -i n g door" ogened ..tbo;it two t h i r d s t5t7 way up frola tile bottom, andthere w~ica b r l & t , wiil?,e I1l;11t ori r;he ~ n s i d e , The guessed the open-i n g t o be dbout f u ~ rf e e t syudrz9 out colnld see nothing ilislde exceptt h e very r i g h t light, The wicdow closed a f t e r a few seconds, ai7-dthe cbjcct continued to hover another ten minuces, then moved awayt o t h ~w ? s t , t r a v e l i n g i n a straight l i n e a t no g r e a t speed, Wheni t s t a r t e d to move, there was a bright l i g h t "at the back" butno tmil of ar:y kind and no sound. Mrs. Anderson had opened the~rirldow~she s a i d , to see i f they could hear anything,The Andemons telephoned r e l a t i v e s i n Stover as they feared theobjctct might r e t u r n and they wanted t h e i r r e l a t i v e s to know about theobjcct " i n case ,mything happcned to us" but s a i d they hadnt talkedt o .w.c;one e l s e about the incldent u n t i l we talked t o them several deysl a t c r , ?hey were too scared to go t o s l e e p t h ~ tnight, they said, ands a t by the window, fc,lrful t31e object would r e t u r n , Two hours a f t e rii; bud. Z-eft the a r e z , two pl;srles appeared and c i r c l e d the a r e a f o ro e , then departed, (1-t is possible the planes were from the a i rbase x.;r Sedalia. )Si20wn a pencil sketch of the "typical" disc-shaped saucer witha dolie on top, botn the A,dersor,s rejected i t , repeaking the objectthey hzd seen w a s "ro;iiid l i k e ti, b a l l . I" find I blood red. I LUFO PGT1OURRI i s a non-scheduled bu.llctin c v a i l a b l c only through ex-change f o r other VPO ii?Porm-:t;-inn--pwblic?-tiofis,clipqiiigs, photos etc,I t s s o l e pu-rpose is to h c l p filrtl-._erthe c-use of responsible, scien-t i f i c UFO inv2stigution. Write John F. Scliuesslcr, P, 0, Box 9,GPallo~l,Ib. 63366,
  • (3ditort Note: The rnechmics of g c t t i n g out SKYLOOK--typing ma-t c r i n l , ctd&i;ng s t e n c i l s , minecgmphing e t c i s a one (wo)rnan job;consec:ucatly Ye Ed v~crkson CODY ?s it comcs i n from our f i n e s t a f fi n or?-cr t o get paecs r e z d y t o assemble, fgld and address by mailing. d a t e , I!.: our eagerness t o get t h i s issue out ezrly we wrote the pre-ccdj-ng M < ; s o u ~ ~- sightings before d l the reports were i n . 78 shouldhave lleld o u r horses. ~~d now--onwith the news.)TL-u filil-lips, J1. our Ozarks reporter and feature writer, madea t r i p zo El,mr, iib., aid talked to William Overstreet and has somea d 2 i I - i ~ ; i dd c t 2 i l s t o add to the report PIT. Overstreet sent us. Therevas i c e a r o u ~ dthe edges of the wmdshield as the early morningternperatre was belcw Preezing when the m i l c a r r i e r l e f t Elmer andthe i c e w a s s t i l l therc when he sighted the object--but a s it moved-o. v e r h i s triick, thc ice melted. When the l i g h t passed by a largeLb O w r 9 z?~ou.t160 f e e t highr )Iro Overstreet could make a good guess a tthe height of the 0b2~2ctand j c d g ~ dit to be 60 f e e t above the ground,~ n c t h k rintoresting no.te.i s t h a t Mr. Overstreet1,wr.tch has beenlosing tiiw since t!i$ l i g h t beam stopped the truck notor and radio,rtr. P h i l l i , , ~s t z t e s , "1was nost impressed with Pir. Overstrectas an observer. He KLS most sincere and would discuss only the factshe w 2 s sure of . I tOthcr reports wcre picked up of landlng ~ m dnear-landing cases.Four pcople were involvad in one account Ill. % i l l i p s learned of - Aman his v i f c saw a L r g a , red, glowing object m a r a barn, Theycall2d the ownzrs and a farner and h i s wife l c f t t h e i r house to m t c hthc o b j ~ c tf o r s e v e r ~ lm i n u t ~ s . They described the objcct as beingr e d with whitc l i g h t s imci s;li.d it WPS quite close to the ground. Itwas abou~ a qu:lrtcr of a r i l e d i s t c n t and "m?.de a noise l i k e a com-bine." After a few mi;iutes it moved over a ridge 2nd disappeared.xlio~herclose aLqroclchwas regorted by a lddy driving on Highway3; no;x B~mer. T h i s occurred ;.1;7,rch 11 znd the object i s szid t o havelandcd on the high:day. No =trks were found.T~,,,Tonen rcported watching a.glowing red object on the groimd neara l~:.rg;a r n ,Ano-"~crsighting was reported near K i r k s v i l 1 e . b ~a lady who re-ported s2elng an xai2en-tified objzc-t a b o ~ t1 1 : O O p.m, The objectwas d:-.rB 3 r d projected a beam of l i g h t toward the road.A11rthci-r ~ p o r t shave come i n from lTovclty a s gathered by HPROinvcs Litptor Stanley C , Mnrquette, of Quincy and forwarded t o SKYLOOKby ;:tit Andrus, ik, l~arquet-be,who is a l s o a member of the T,i-State>group, interviewed I+k.znd lIrs. lbrold fore mar^, of Novelty, The Fore-mans along with t h e i r two clll!-drcn 2nd neighbors--PIr. and Nrs. CarlStockAm 233. 21,s. L?.r.ry G21bach spotted. an objcct about 45degrces above the horizon, rncving norti~wsst9:15, Phrsh 3. .Mr;Poremm(contimed on next page).
  • ( ~ i s s o u r iSightings - continued)operates a gas s t a t i o n i n Novelty and who has spent f o u r years i nthe A i r Force, said he had never seen an object of t h i s nature be-fore. He described it as being "about f i v e o r s i x times bigger thanthe Ivxestern s t a r t a t i t s l a r g e s t , then growing f a i n t e r and f i n a l l yfadinq out just above the horizon.It w e color w a s bright orange,c!:arig:?g t o red-orange every 30 seconds, and the object remained i ns i g h t ~is3ut10 minutes. MY. Foreman thought the object might bet u r n ~ n gslowly a s the brightness varied, the t i n e of the si&t-i n g the sky was c l e a r with the wind from t h e northwest,P J - ~Foreman was contacted l a t e r by TV s t a t i o n KTVO i n Lancasterand h i s report w a s broadcast a t 10:15.?13n Tuesday night: Iikrch 4th, t h e Foremans and several others i nBovcity believed they s a w the same object again at about the samehour and i n the same location, b u t possibly f u r t h e r away as it didnot seen as bright a s t h e night before. The sky w a s c l e a r and thewind from the north.On W,dncsday evcfiing, b r c h 5 , Ilr. an? f/I,s. Delbert Hartsock andM r . and Krs. Joc Moy;.r reported z bright object. The Hartsocksl i v e on a farm i n County, Mlrce miles west dnd south of Novelty.A t 1 0 ~ 1 0p.m. l b l r , Hartsock sald, they saw what "looked l i k e a s t a r "s t a r t i n g from nzar the eastcrrl horizon, then moving overhcad i n awesterly d i r e c t i o n and f i n a l l y "fading o u t f klow i n t h e western skyabout _0:30 p.m. A 1 1 agreed the object appeared larger-when direct-l y overhead and "was so bright it h u r t your eyes.". M r . Hartsock saidt h e color "was l i k e an arc-wclderIk ( s i l v e r y blue-white) and theshape was a "jagged round o r There w a s no sound. The skyw a s c c i q l e t e l y overcast with no stars v i s i b l e , as t h e object passedbelow the clouds. A short time l a t e r the sky cleared and the moonand sTars were v i s i b l e ,--_-__--------------________________________________________----------------------------------------------Plash o v e r Dallas, TexasTic Dallas Norning News, Feb. 18, 1969. A meteorite streaked a-cross : k l l a s area skies shortly before 1 0 p.m. Monday, causing afloo.! 2.f phom c a l l s reportzilg an a i r p l a n e explosion The big b a l lof f:: 3 streaked west along a l i n e from Xesquite through Mansfield.
  • . .UFO Regorts from Greene County,, Ijqsouri ------by -Ted P h i l l i p s , Jr .On February 21, 1569, I spen5 considerable time t a l k i n g with Greene .County Sheriff I s Deputies, especially Prank Gilmore,Dcp-by Gilmore had a good s i g h t i n g on Jan. 2nd, 1969. He and an-t h e r deputy were c a l l e d t o a l o c a t i o n near Springfield where a UFQhad bee:1 sighted. The object was some 300 t o 400, f e e t from them.They we-e a t the top of a h i l l and almost l e v e l with the hoveringobject, It appeared-as a glowing white d i s c , While the officerswere watching, a single engine a i r c r a f t flew i c t o the a r e a and c i r -l e d t ? e object and flew over t h e UFO. 4-t t h i s point, estimating thewing-span of the aFrcraf t a t about 20 f e e t , Gilmore said t h a t thea i r c r a f t passed within 500 f e e t of the object which he estimated t obe at l e a s t e i & t tunes the wldtli of the ~ i r c r a f twings (150 feet),.The object f u a l l y flew away a t a high r a t e of speed t o t h e west,I am a t t e x g t i n g to l o c a t e the p i l o t of the a i r c r a f t .On Jaliusry 14, 1369, an unusual object was seen by the deputies,The objcct was glowing white and appeared q u i t e l a r g e t o t h e policeofIicers, A f orenan at the South.western Rendering plant, M r . CharlesCarl;c.r, of Springfj.eld, s a w the object as it passed d i r e c t l y overhead,The object was close enough t h a t Mr, Carter could see what appearedt o be windows o r ports.The various deputies t o l d me there have been many sightings and. they a r e s t i l l coning i n ,Depity Gilmore.also t o l d me of a power f a i l u r e in Greene Countyand adjoining counties l a s t November. The power f a i l u r e l a s t e df o r abont f i v e hours and UFO r e p o r t s came iil during, the e n t i r e per-sod. T,e o b j e c t s were seen by l o c a l r e s i d e n t s and police officers.The reason f o r tne power f a i l u r e has not been d e t e r n x e d ,Is a Super I n t e l l i g e n c e i n contact with t h e earth? What does theShaver Xystery reveal? Is there hope f o r a b e t t e r tomorrow? Subscribe:t o S~ACECRAFTREVIEW, a b u l l e t i n de770ted t o t r a n s f i x i n g f a c t fromf i c t i o n 0 Send 35$ f o r s i x issues, 45@ f o r e i m (except Canada and Mex-i c o ) . Sanjle copy f r e e , Write Denpis Stamey, 7 Clairmont Ave., Ashe-v i l l e , 1:. C. 28804.---Adv.Lack of space prevents our using a report from Donald JohnsonfsI1.Plying Saucer Observer! ( ~ e b r u a r ~i s s u e ) . Why not send 206 f o r asample copy t o Dortald Johnson, Sand K i l l Rd., Portland, Connecticut06480, S<YLOOI( recornends t h i s nlagaziile and i t s non-scheduled pubii-c a t i o n date should not keep you from subscribing, 5 issues--75$, o r1 0 i s s s e s f o r $1,50:,We believe you w i l l Pind more midwest UFO s i g h t i n g ~i n SKYEOOKthah i n any othe? magazine, T e l l your friends,Su3serip~f;io~~---$3.,03.: p e r yea..?--12 eopies,
  • T H E A S T R O B O M Y C O R M E R By Ted P h i l l i p s , Jr.The planct Venus i s s t i l l v i s i b l e i n the western sky a f t e r sun-s e t f o r s e v e r a l hours. The planet has been responsible f o r manyc u r r m t UFO s i g h t i n g s due t o i t s unusual brightness. It w i l l appearredCFsh i n c-olor a s it nears the horizon.The red planet l h r s i s b r i g h t e r than the plane% Saturn and w i l lsoon be a s b r i g i t a s the planet Jupiter. It i s ris3ng s h o r t l y a f t e rmidzisht during t h e f i r s t h d f of A p r i l and before midnight duringthe l a t t e r h a i f of the month. It i s , l o c a t c d in Libra.I J u p i t e r is v i s i b l e a l l during the month, r i s i n g about sunset,Saturn i s not v i s i b l e a s it is q u i t e near t h e Sun.~ o c k c tcn Course t o MarsA t 7 :29 p.m., Feb. 24, 1969, an Atlas-Centc?ur rocket l e f t CapeKcnnedy on i t s 5-month, 226,000,000 n i l e f l i g h t t o the red planetMars. i t is t o a r r i v b at its t a r g e t on July 31. The c r a f t has twocaneras t o photogrash objects a s small a s 900 f e e t across,IThe second &rs probe i s t o be launched l a t e i n March;* * * * * * * * - * + k j ; * * * * - x i C * * * * * - % - > * * * i C * * * * * *ComparisonOne! w r i t e r put it t h i s way: I1If you imagine the sun a s a basket-b a l l , diamater one f o o t , then the e a r t h i s a BB shot 110 f e e t dis-t a n t , an2 the g i a n t s J u p i t e r and Saturn a r e marbles 500, a d 1000f c e t away, respectively." How about Lhat?F i r e b a l l Lights SkyA biiliding blue-white f i r e b a l l , believed t o be a meteor, .turnedniF.+$ 3;;t.o ?jzy a c E s + FTbxi.?o the en>j.tfibreq-toyr!!m?t;p-d- S t ~ t e s--tiebp , 1969, aefore a p p a r e n ~ i ycrashing u7;0 tile rugged SierraMkdre momtains i n Mexico."Tke l i g h t was so. bright wc had t o shade our eyes," r c p o r t e d a:ncws man i n Chihuahua. In some Mexican towns c i t i z e n s ran screamingi n t o -the s t r e e t s . The i?ewsmnc?r T,1 I-Ieraldo" ( ~ h i h u a h u a )s a i d the .f i r c b a l l crashcd t o e a r t h an6 the inprrct creuted "a tremendous t-re&mor" t h a t shook the grourld f o r hundreds-of miles s o hBrd t h a t somewindows Jver? broken.But Dr. Ronald_Gchors, a 6 astronomzr with the Jet Propulsion Laba t Pasadena, Calif.; v i s i t i n g I n Texas, said the f i r e b a l l might hzvebrokcn upAmd.never -landed. He s a i d the tremors f e l t n i g h t -have beencaused by a sonic boom crkated by the f i r e b a l l s t r e a k i n g t h r ~ u g hthesky. D_r; Hobert Cintron of the Smithsonim Astrophysical a s e - m a -t o r y s q s it was probably a mr,.tcor, but could have been a polar-o r b i t ~ c gs a t e l l i t e , (Credit--.Clippings, Walt Andr1ls and Lou ~ a r i s l i )- - --
  • The ~ s t r o n a u t sand UPO1a< .Probaoly the best iiF0 r e p o r t from any of t h e a s t r o n a u t s came fromt h e flj.:;ht of Gemlr,i 4. On J1:ne 4 , 1965, ,Edward IJhite and James Mc Divi-;t were assi in^ eastward over Hawaii when NcDivitt saw a "weird05jec-t." The o b j e c t had p r o j e c t i o n s from it resembling arms. McDiv-i t t t2olr h l s movie caulera and filmed the o b j e c t . x few minutes l a t e rt h e ~.sc&ia~2;s.;ja.,wtwo [.,ore s ~ ~ i i l ~ ~ ro b j e c t s over the Cdribbean.-I::i!ie~lateLy he Air rorce r e l e a s e d i t s explanation of t h e f i l m e d03jecl; a u being t h e Pegasus s a t e l l i t e . A f t e r our space d e t e c t i o n andtrac! i n .e~r.st,e:~~sliowec thti t l e g a s u s was 1,200 m i l e s from Gemini 4,c - - - --u:Je i s ~u C i m s e Commd changed from Itwas the Pegasus" t o tiilight have:been the ~ e g a s ~ ~ s , " One of tile uovie frames was r e l e a s e d and showed a disc-shai~ed ob-j e c t r/..-iL> a tefiuous t r a i l . EASA r e l e a s e d a statement s a y i n g t h a t th eo b j e c t itsiiows n o t , : i i i ~t h a t looks l i k e a s a t e l l i t e , " but n e v e r k i dwhzt t h y th0~1gk-Lt i e o b j e c t t o be., The A& D,fziise Cozmmd, which knows t h e p r e c i s e p o s i t i o n of a l ls a t k l l i t e s . ; spacz. d e b r i s , e t c , 2id a thorough check and found n o t h i n gt h a t c o ~ l - daccount f o r t h e slg!iii.ng. Even t h e Condon r e p o r t - . l i s t s itas u-nidentified,Duriilg +he Genilni 7 f l i g h t .in December 1965, Frank Bormann andJ m e s Love11 saw a UFO. llioug!? calm when he r e g o r t e d i t , Bormannl a t e r t o i d newsmen t h a t a f t e r JXASA.could llot i d e n t i f y i t , he..was .a. .l i t t l e slic~icenup,.. O t t o Binder rngntions two otiler s i g h t i n g s i n "Saga" Dee. 1968. Pho-t o s .and !~:ovies-o f UFOs were obtained on t h e Gemini flight of Cooperand. Coilr8d. Gemiiii 1 0 i n J1li.y 1966 ha2 a r e n o r t tha,t two b r i g h t ob-j e c t s .:c-Te passing cheir capsvle. Astronaut John Young obtained p i c t ~ r e sof thex. Unfortunatel;~, we do n o t know of confirmatory in-*forina ti-an oil t h e s e two s i g h t ~ ~ ; ~ ~ .If any r e d d e r s blows of m r e ont h e s e r e p o r t s , plzaue inform us.Credit--The IT@OIIWOmIER, 307-13 Pine S t . , Carrboro, N. C. 27510......................................................................i?LI ?%,GSLUCER R3VIEW i s g e t t i n g out a s p e c i a l i s s u e f o r April--!The h o r i h x u e r i c a n Report" and i t shouldbe i n t e r e s t i n g reading. JohnKeel ,:.ar.!ong o t h e r w r i t e r s , con-tribu-tes and M r . Keel wrote u s "Thiss , g ~ c i a l~1.11c o n t a i n rnmy d e t a i l s of my s t u d i e s and r e v e a l many find-i n g s hithereto kept I s ~ ? c r e t t o $revent jokers and h o a x s t e r s from get-Ling h l t o the- a c t . It v ~ i l la l s o c o n t h ~ ne x c e l l e n t a r t i c l e s by o t h e rinform8d s c i e n t i s t s and r e s e a r c h e r s . I t should s e r v e as t h e f i r s tr e a l handbook on t h e o v e r a l l phenomenon.- Itlake check p2yabl.e t o "?lying Saucer Review" a t 43a Kings Grove,, Peckkm, London 5315, 3nglar:d. The p r i c e i s $1.50 ( a i r m a i l $2.80)., Lou Farrish informs v.:, t h e a e s t way t o send money t o hhgland is by abank d r d f t on Chase ivhnhattar, Said<--0btaincble a t a l l banks f o r as.mll f?e. -I! . Be,tter ,send f o r yours right away.
  • Unidentified Blips i n ThailandThe report cones from Bangkok t h a t the United S t a t e s A i r Forceradar operations i n Thailand have been .seeing "strange, unidentifiedb l i p " on t h e i r screens--but suggest they might be Communist a i r c r a f tdropping weapons t o g u e r r i l l a f i g h t e r s . (Source--Ib~rkansasGazette",Credis--Lou Parish)----Czechc Set Up I n s t i t u t e t o Study UFOs* I Eroc:~.~--60vi& occul;ied Czechoslovakia i s s e t t i n g up an i n s t i t u t et o inves-~igater e p o r t s of unidentified f l y i n g objects over its t e r r i -t o n , - the o f f i c i a l news agency CTK says. The - i n s t i t u t e plans t ocollaborate with s i - i l a r orkanim t ims i n other countries, but hasn tindicated i f they w i l l be Communist countries o r i n the West. (Source--"Kans~aCity Tines! 2/27/69) .---Faaily Flees-Heat Prom UFOIn September 1968 a family i n TIIelforL (Sask., Canada) heard a. highpitchzd sound over Lheir famhozse, As the p i t c h increased, the %em-pera-tcre i n t h e hause rose. The heat becdme so intense the family f l e dt o the c e l l a r . neighbor reported seeing an object hovering over thefarmhouse and another farmer saw thrce disc-shaped Objects i n thearea. (Cr-dit-Gene Duplantier SS&S, 17 Shetland St., Willowdale.,Ontario, Canada)---Five Czxadians Watch UFO -,Dau:xin, Peb. 4, 1969-4 report Monday from Ste. Rose du Iac ,3-0 n i l e s southcast of Dauphini said an unidentified f l y i n g objecthad bedn sighted near there Siunday.,plkomfi PIrs. Gordon Bishop and son Gordon, Jr. along with Mrs.M z r p i ~ ? ~2aco.b afid Laurcnt Hence reported seeing an object high i nthi3 s..y yest, 0.3Ste. Rose. It appeared c i r c u l a r or oblong i n shzpe,,They UL . d they watched i t drop behind the t r e e l i n e and reappear i nabpu-t; . . o si.knu;tcs. They described it a s pink i n color, which changedt o .blan,;a-with a t l c a s t one rcd l i g h t . 1t did not seem t o v i b r a t e anddid no-; rcscmble a ~ l a p ca r helicopter. They watched i t f o r morethan 20 minutes. ( s o u r c e - " ~ i n n i ~ e gFree Pressfb, Credit; Lou ~ a r l s h )------------------------------------*--------------------------------8 , ,Read TO?SIPE,- Canada s leading UP0 journal with worldwide circulation,L m m the Canadian UFO viewpoint and developments. Subscription $2.00per- year ( 4 i s s u e s ) ; sizmple copy 508. Write Ottawa New Sciences ,Club,95 Centre St., Aylmer :East,Quebec, Canada, --Adv,. -The UFO SPOTTER! ? ! ALL NZW ! ! ! ALL DIFFEmNT ! ! !: A l l THE Best! .-Read a r t i c l e s l i k c : "?-iTB", I1E2ggod by a ~ ~ s q u a t c h ! ~ ,"PoSsible Ul33 Mur-der". a--5 many m c x , $2,00 fc..? imr quzsterly issues. The UFO SPOTICER173CT. :j 5,se Creek West, Strolvl~=.-ville,Ohio, 44136, .
  • UFO Dive-Sombs Australian DriverAdelaide, Austral.ia, Dec. 2 , 1968,--A motor mechanic said yester-da? 7;~-;_at;he had driven a t 95 mph a f t e r he had been "dive-bombed" bya UlO. IHe and a j y o u t h w i t h m m . m d oeen "scdred s t i f f " aild had-reportedthe o i g h t m g -to a policeman who l a t e r watched the UFO with them. The:mcchnci*c i s Nr. J. i ~ ,Wyatt, 21, of Port Victorla, on Yorke Peninsulaabout 100 n i l e s fron; .Idelaide;. The youth with him is ChristopherB o l t . ~ i l ~150T k y -,ere returning hone Tuesday from Ivkitland, where Wyatt works.Leavil.;~there about 9:40 p.m, they noticed a briglit white l i g h t highover the town, and- j-c traveled p a r a l l e l tothem a s they drove south-w 3 s t to Port Victoria,, .PIrc.Wyatt said: -]Wewatched it f e r about.-ninemiles when it sud-denly inade a hzlf--circle t u r n i n f r o n t of u s . It came down a t a verys l i g h t arlgie toward us a t a very f a s t r a t e . It got l a r g e r and l a r g e r, .a i ~ dchanged color frcm bright white t o orange--red, - ,ttxlthough it i s hard t o judge helght a t n i g h t , I would say it w a sa b o i ~ ta quarter of a inile akme us, I reckon it was about 200 t o300 ;r,.;ras away 2nd. at111 t r a v e l i n g p a r a l l e l to us. As we rounded abeiid three miles from Port Victorla, it continued s t r a i g h t on andappedred8>to be r l s i n g .I Vastt s a i d t h a t when he got home h e watched it through hisf a t h e r i s binoculrzrs, bat could not d i s t i n g u i s h , details. It dis-a;?p?3ra?d9 then r e a ~ p a r e d ,so he c9,lled Constable D, Guerin, whowatchel it with them, The constable re:)orted when he saw the l i g h t ,i t I J C L I ~ C ~ . ha3e been a t o u t f o u r r u l e s away.xr:,ilyatt% s a i a -zhco-bject-was c i r c u l a r in shape, but w a s not mak-ing,nrljr noise. The s l q . w a s c l e a r , . . .. . .The above was talren from the "Melbourne Suntt and on Dec. 13 thesame neyspaper carried another r e p o r t , a s follows: A mysterious top-shApe2 object which has mbuzzedltwo motorists near the f i s h i n g townof Gr:;-, &bout 20 rnilss from l h l l i c e n t , has been seen a s f a r away aso u -b i e r The object, accofi12anied by a dazzling white l i g h t ,t e r i l . --,?d k k s . J. Harvey, o l Grey, about a month ago when she w a sreturi...ri~ hcme. It kept pace with her f o r f i v e miles, t r a v e l i n g i nf r o n t ofo:-.cr car.On S7~ndaymght, B i l l Ch".fibers, 18, of Grey, was a l s o d r i v i n g homefrom i4lllice;it when he saw the object. He s a l d i t stopped about 100f e e t abovc the road and sone distance i n f r o n t of h i s car,When I reached lt., the thulg hovered above the vehicle and nomatter what speed I inain-tained, it k e p t following me. when I was a-bout a A l e from Lose, i t sped o f f l n t o the aistance almost f a s t e rthan tile eye co~:ldr^ollow.
  • .. . I . , . .-.- - . I . .a Vcice From outer Space?An attorney, who l i v e s i n a s t a t e i n the eask and who does notwant 111s name u$ed f o r the usual reasons, was watching TV one even-ing wwn suddenly the screen bient blank, I*. "AtL got up t o see i f. he cculcl tune h i s program b::ck i n when a voice_.cane frgm .the TV say-- ing tlla speaker wirzs-from outer , space and would return the next,feven-ing a t the same time.bThs .attorney, went i n t o the kitchen where h i s wife a t once notic-cd k l s :,vhite, f a c e and insisted on knowing the reason f o r h i s obviousperturbed s t a t e , {hen he f i n a l l y t o l d her, she wanted to c a l l a doc-t o r as ski? thoaght he was oat of h i s mind. He persuaded her t o wai%u n t i l the next evening when she could witness the same thing he had,, heard, -:Th2 two were walting a t the TV s e t a t the specified time the: next evening am1 .again th:. scrcen went blank and the strange voicewas heard. The couple refused to divulge t h e message they received-.* hxs. ilosetta Holrnes, of Carlyle, Ill., wrote SKYLOOK she wasinclined to think t h i s . report was "pretty f a r out I t altho the infor-mant sscrned t,o be sinccre. Howcvcr, a f t r r discussing the story withothcr UFO investlgatbrs, Bhe lehrned of similar happenings, and de--cidcd t o scad us t h ~rreport,$Ibs. d o l m s wrote, "L hud wondered lf ~ o s s l b l ysoiae Helm radioopera.tor might h , , e cut _il on the mdn & T-M. B u t 9 obviously, i n tha-ttcase othsr television i n the area would have been affected also, IBI------, , . . _, -- 11linois Boys See UP0Charles and Robert Gkpperhaus, of Breeze, Ill., were driving,, home from a basketball game about .ll:30 the night ,of Dec. 29, 196>7,when tney, with dthcr high school students, watched,a bright, white. - --light hov-csing .over-t-he area, The boys stopped and l e f t the car t owa-cch the object but cou1,dnbt make out any d e t a i l s . They did detectz a strange .humming sound.,.ih?r? ~skzdi f they were frightened, one of the boys admitted t h a tLhe was ?anq that he ran back t o the car. The heat f l"om the hoveringobject was so intense .it was f e l t i n s i d e ,the car. In about ten min-utes the object moved *away. - . . _ - . - . -.-I-..Mrs. Rosetta ~ o l m c s, who interviewcd -the. Grapperhms boys, isconvinced . t h e i r story i s true. Their, pqrents, PIr. and q s . ArnoldGra2prhaus, a l s o believe their sons were not playing a prank,The FSIC BULLETIN (&larch -1969)gives e more detailed account of- - -&his sighting.-.TQ::ir address i s P, 0. Drawer G, Akron, O h i ~ , ~Spcofogram: ~ f i i c eShip Caotain t o Home Pl-inct: "No t r u t h to &more a r t h l u g s a r e i n orbit around Moon. Moving object obszrved isundoubtedly some. of- o w own space ju.@c.tt - -
  • The b r c h i s s u e of ~~ h3s an a r t i c l eI. d l ~L _ V ~ A L ) I I G . . . . "uvnge ~ i t t l elblen PromdOuter Space" byL , J o h A. Keel and has what is. s a i d t o> .be the first c o l o r photo of a HumanBLd.talcon Zuly 11, 1967, i n Ncrth Carolina. In a l e t t e r t o SKYLOOK, M r ,Kcel wrote: "The l i t - ~ l em n l photo i n t h e c u r r e n t SAGA was a b i t t e rd l s a ~ ; > a i n t x e n tt o me, The e d l t o r had t o hzve it retouched. The f i g u r edidn: t evcn show up on t h e f i r s t p l a t e .-i---i . . Two ~ r t i c l e sdca,l. : p : . i t h UPOtis, i n t h e March i s s u e of FATE.. One is; 11,UFO in;&lif 3;nia1htm>rS Q r a l L o r e n ~ nBnd i s +PRO& i n v e s t i g a t i o n off. , t h e li?dlnn.$s si;;hticg of February 1968. The o t h e r i s John Keel1s..- - ."Od.i.: . ,gi:;.iaI . :?.re kil.? c - l with Jun!:,! . B o t h a r e i n t e r e s t i n g ., . , . . . .. . --"I-. . . .~n0the.r.remicder that t h e Y3p1posium on ~ n l d e n t i f i ~ d ~ l ~ i n ~ . - O b . -QectsI1.m y kc o b t z i f ~ e df o r $3,00, by w r i t i n g t o the C l e a r i n g Housef c r Fcder21 8cien;l;"lic 2nd T e c h - i c a l Information, 5289 P o r t RoyalRood; springf i e l d , , Ba, , 22151 The c a t a l o g ,numher i s P a 17954.1. . .Thc Eouse Comizcce on Science and / ~ s t r o n a u t i c shas exhaused itspri~?ti~+igof thz House d o c u w a t of t h e J u l y 1968 symposium, and therea r c ilo Iilole f r e e c o ~ l c s . This book gives more hard f a c t information-on t h e GPO phcnop~enathan any t h r e z o r f a u r best s e l l e r s we mightname o f f band,If you d i d n i t g c t t o yolw l o c a l news stand i n time t o pick upa copy of :!UFOs? Yesu ,by k v i d 9 , Saunders and .Roger Harkins, youmay w r i t e to The NSW iirnericdn Library, Inc., Y. 0. Box 2310, GrandCe,n-l;r<~lSZLstlorl9Itcw Y ~ r k ,1$, Y. 10017. The p r l c e i s 95g plus lo@f o r m a i l i n g c o s t s dlus y o u r l o c u l s o l e s tax. A S you d o u b t l e s s know,t h i s book i s Saundc.rsl account of t h e events which l e d t o the f i r i n gof both S:~undersand Norman lievine from the Colorado h - o j c c t , buti s nor^ than t h a t i n a l s o g i v i n g an e v a l u s t i o n of a l l a s p e c t s oft h e UFO problem,-----" John Keel w r i t e s : I-Soon I w i l l be i s s u i n g a sober, no-nonsense newsl e t t e r t i t l e d tlmAnonaly. It w i l l be d i s t r i b u t e d only t o those whoactivcly p r t i c i p t c in f i e l d rcscarch. No sabscriptions. Those whom i g h t w i s h t o p a r t i c i p n t e can o b t a i n a copy by sending me a stamped,sclf--addressed b u s i n ~ s senvclcpo, IL H i s address is Box 3,51, Murrayi l i l l .S.~,;.ti~xl~New York, N. Y,, 10016.---_-I . . ..--..-------.---.--.-------- -.-.----- ...............................ATTZK.1.ON ~ ~ ~ D E R S! ! ! ! ! ! The UF3 SPOTTER.nceds UFO-clippings. f o rpubli(-3rian i n ~ ! p c m l n gi s s ~ e s ,Clippings. s e n t t o u s w i l l be re-t u r n d i f desired. Compl-e-te cri?rlit w i l l be given t o you f o r youra r t i c l e s . Send todzy t o : The uF1S SPOTTER, 17303 Ridge CreekSwest,Stron,rsl~i"lle, Ohio, 44136, ----lll,YV$,-----.-.----.--------------------------------------------------------- I___--.... _-.------.- - .- - .-. - . - . . - - . . - - - - . . _ . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I - - - - - - - - - - - -Havc YQL- seen 3 UFO? Lend j c c c s t o r y t o SAYLOOK.
  • . -JOBJ QXL, author, New York, N, Y. writes: Itl?~ankyou f o r the l a t e s tcL ; I L I ~ ~ J I L .-17- r- - - I found it especixlly interesting since I circulated a cal-c u l ~ t i o nl a e t , f a l l based upon my studies of previous f*flapsri n whichI , ~ - ~ ? l c t , ? dthere w o ~ ~ l dbe a f l a p t i n Janu ry 1969 and t h a t it would,pr~)o-ldys t g r t i n the ;ilidwest * * * If you have not seen my a r t i c l e sc-1 adtcors i n the L r c h issue of ~~ magazine, I hope t h a t you canf i n d i l cc:~y, The m p drawn up by the s t a f f a r t i s t is erroneous. T h eeas GLILI e Z y of t h ~"great c i r c l e " swoops i n t o ,Michigan and the LakE r i ~regioAland bends northwards-into Ontaria,- >,. - . .- A h-ve reviewe?. .dlof the f i r e b a l l t studies of the 1950fs, andconaucted s e v e ~ a lmvll studies of my own. There i s an excellent chancethat astronoxers h:v;re been mis-identifying t h i s phenomena f o r years .The Eirebails foil-~vwspecific routes, often change course even-movi;?g a t right anr;:cs t o . t h e i r original path, and a d e f i n i t e time.schedl-:le is followcd year aiter year. These factors automatically r u l e out natural e x ~ l a n a t i o ~ s ,++ * -%"There are many, many M.I.3, incidents which have received no pub-l i c l s y and are complct~lyunknown t o the UP0 buffery. , There was anatlcimide rash cf t n i s i n J,-,mery. Sane of us who a r e d i r e c t l y in-volvzd i n field i a v e s t i g a t i ~ i ; ~have declded to underplay these eventsf o r Ac t m e .being * * * most of u s have now had d i r e c t personal ex-perience w;ih these characters. They are not from the government 02C.1.k. " , ,--BLIfliII KAY~ES,of Perkifis Lane ,Hallowell, Mzinz., writes : "Through-oi;t t!l~world Wen i n Blackf reports have become too numerous to justbrmb :side into the lpo~?~ycoclcl-catecory. Too many r e l i a b l e UFOw i t n c s ~ ~s cznd scrious ufologists claim t o have been threatened andsi?cnc?iby t h i s e elusive si1.zncers who trarnpl-e (t9e countryside anddestroy importdnt UP0 evidence, In my opinion, serious UFO buffs~ 1 1 0 ~LZ. o r + ~ n z e a new .u& ~ r ~ ~ i ~ l i t d t i o n ,a lspecldl department of ano r g c r i l i ~ ~ t l o nor even mybe a p~tbllcatlon.that is solely dedicated t o .hunti:ig and tracicing :uowii .tLese mysterious agents. Then, and onlythe;i, nay we ever .uncover t h c true identity of the !men i n black"and ii-?veil t h e i r devious scheme-.-whatever that may be. It is very1ii;c.l;- ;i;lt uost o f these so--c&lled. Men i n -Blackr are crackpoltsand r.-.~::rc;tdrs,but I .sincerely beiieve that some of them a r e prob-ably 2 ? x e t g o v e m c n t agents on a Top Secret M i s s i ~ n . ~a Fr5-1 PrAJL 3RACZYK, of i~ebster,Mass., "Being an ,amateur astrono-mer r;,~-;clf, I ~ a r t i c u l z r l yc-c;oy The iistronomy Corner and support i t s z>oarent goal of acquainting the reader with comonly misinter-p r e t c ~ - c e l e . s t i a lobjects, lo i?z5 BOD B. DYKE, e d i t o r of ltlCl?eUFORCJouT;-.~-L"says, 1 personally enjoy The Astronomy Corner by Ted Phil-l i p s . I l i k e t o lmow where t o find- the various planetsettGARY R. LESLSr writes froin the Washington branch office of %aucerScoop", "It ~~~~~~s that YOU ~ Z V C produced :an excellent, r e l i a b l eand factual refzrciice source of rurr2i-i;- U i C information a n d oplnion.-r? ,,.--7: w i l l wholeheartefil,r ~.LCdi._,~~~Llrto .KC -11st of .recommended UFO per-i ~ d i c c :r,, I n ny op2il ? t > /J , J-OIA;~:strai&-f,f o-~?d3rda;~proachdoe-s,a-f i n ejob o f " s?,)arzt l ~ gf..st frc-z f.3ntasjc
  • News from I l l i n o i s Section KTRO a,nd Tri-State UFO Study GroupsT1ed Zhillips, Jr. , of Sedalia, Mo., t o Address Pri-State Group ., .JT2d a Phillips, Jr., SKYL30Kts 0zarks reporter and feature writer,. w i l l soezk a t the April 16th mekting of the Tri-State UFO Study Group.The -.?;ting w i l l bc I:cld a t F i r s t unite& Presbyterian Church i n Qxincy, Ill., and . w i l l o ~ e na t 7:30 p. m. . .,-Kr. P h i l l i p s w i l l r e l a t e ~ i spersonal investigations of a numberof outstanding ~FO!sightingsi n Missouri and w i l l display photo-graphs and slwtches or? s l i d c s t o i l l u s t r a t e h i s lecture.. One cases t i l l under ,investig~tioninvolves cxcelle,nt photographs and consid-e-rable pnysical evidence. ,It has. never been carried by the press orothzr nuws media but w i l l adpear i n the May issue o f -SKYLOOK,The tape recorcldd interview with ~ i l l i a n~ v c r s t r e e t ,of Elmer,w i l l be played and a general discussion w i l l be l e d by M r . Phillips,Walt Andrus and B9b Smulling. I >t .E d i t o r t s Note: ifed l2kc t o add our personal recommendation t h a tyou xalce evcry .effort t o hear Mr. P h i l l i p s 1 lecture. A t i r e l e s s in-, v e s t i g a t o r in- the ufology f i e l d , he has more than 2,000 sightings i nh l s ,~crsonalf i l e s . H i s serious approach t o the UFO phenomena dealswith facts. I f anything? Ted loans TO the understat~ment.Youll never find him coloring a story t o build lt up a l i t t l e : He i s al i v i n g exponent of t h i s magazine policy--to separate f a c t fromfantasy,Thuub Nail Skctch-... There a r e manj active workcrs i n the I l l i n o i s and Tri-State UFOStudy Groups and wed l i k e t o give you a l i t t - l e personal backgroundon soc;e of them from time xa-time.. ,I . IBob Smulling, of Hamilton, Ill., i s a member bf both NICAP andAPRG m d one of the ch(irtcr inembers o.f.4he. Tri-StaZe group. Servinga s r i c e Chairnizn l a s t year, he i s Chairnan t h i s year and i s a vcryenercctic investigator. He is 3 photographer by profession and hash i s ok-_rstudio i n Hamilton.. He-rnct h i s w i f e Nori .while serving "--- the 1,-, 3, army- in- i J i ~ 6They have three children--ages ten,nim nL:d seven. . .. SAUCZII SCOOP i s e d i t ~ dby Joa1 Vhritcnour and covers the UFO f i e l d ,-8rzs..xting both sJiCes on any controvcrsizl subject. Subscription i s4.00 pcr ycar--12 issues, 6464 34th Ave., North, St. P ~ t e r s b u r g ,Fla. 33710. I-The new mailin& address fof 73.1.I. C ( o r S~YWATCH)i s BOX 124,Schoaarie, New Yorlr. 12157, This ,b.i-monthly -rsa5clzine 1s well w o r t hthe ~-~:bscript-ion$?ice of b3.00 p e r y e a r . .Sanple -copy - 35@. Editor-Je-mifer Stevens writcs wit:? . w i t and knowledge, - .. .
  • Hot n l r i n Sca:idiz?avia,.- . - . . By John KeelFor the p a s t s e v e r a l months a Stockholm, Sweden, r e s e a r c h e r namedk1;e ?r2nzen has been (Iigging m t o t h e n e a r l y f o r g o t t e n ScandinavianI1,fl?ip: of 1932-34. He h a s now c o l l e c t e d over 80 newspaper r e p o r t s16ro~nfLac pcriod -which include marly pro statements by tbp m i l i t a r ynen ...OX %&binst :nirlisters. Much of t h i s m u t e r l a l w l l l soon be pub-l i b l w i In PLY~ L J GSAUCEB U Y I d W . Iimedld t e l y a f t e r t h e Condon Hepor?twas l u a ? d , I wrote t o IW. Branzen and subgested t h a t he c o n t a c t Dr.Page 0 , rrikss,on of the Resezrch I n s t i t u t e f o r National Defense -inStockkoiq ( m a e d on p g e 554 .of t h e Cpndon Report) and a s k f o r offic-i a l records and r e p r t s o f t h e 1932-34 i n c i d e n t s ._ . I , - - dn 335. 2j;. 1969, ,Xr: Branxen s s n t me t h e d e t a i l s of h i s i n q u i r yand I ylZ.i= s7cunr~ia-rizethem here. Instead of w r i t i n g t o t h e ResearchI n s t i t i : t e , he ghoneii D r . Eriksson d i r e c t l y and was i n v i t e d t o t h e lat-t e q s o f f i c e $or -apersonal interyiew.. . .i . .: : , A : . . ,Erilissiln t o l d him tilit those e a r l y newspaper r e p o r t s were the p r o -duc.t of t11ncs h y s t e r i a ant! overworlred imaginations. H i s own theory40s. 3 h o a e ~ i g h t i n g s ~were. t h a t t h e y were h o t - a i r balloons (:most of ther e p r . t S :;descrYbed .winged , a i r e m ft-, :lot b a l l ~ o n ~ s h a ~ ~ e dohj e c t s ) .. . .- , ., .. .. .. . . , . .!;. . r$&:een brougiyp uy t h e o f f i c i a l ,,statkme,nts-of 1Yaj.or orat at andGerieml. 7iqgi.n ,(who wag t h e ,head of t h e .Swedish A i r P o x e .in1934). .D r i ::XiSi,kssion~ implied, t h a t :-th,ose statements .had :been . distor.tq8. by thep r e s-s...:, He,-,adlde.d tha--t.,lie .had-net; two ?embers of t h e "condon group .whilev i s i t i ~ ? g ,the U . S o . l a s t y e a r :ail6 he. f e l t "they were very r e l i a b l e ,.-peop1e.J . . .. ,:,Four days a f t e r %. Franeenfs interview, t h e Swedish;,press publish-ed a akiotograph taken by a m a n i n Dalarna. The p i c t u r e , a c o l o r shot,sllovr.ec!;;~yo.co.rjner-colored-. ... . . s a u c e r s .shnged 1,ike "enormou.~bu.s whe,elsIt@v,,n~~.j:_y;. a.sove-,a..ci~:~rrchh e a r Lrke S i ljan. . A few days l a t e r the news-i t ?paper Adla-Ueli;okratentl prese1.1ted Ur.. 13riksson1 a n a l y s i s of t h e case.He s c l i G tile o b j e c t s were h o t dlr & l l o o n s~ c z o r d i n gt o t h e -Condon Report, Eriksson w a s v i s i t e d by M r . Low i nt h e sxrJll:?r of 19,67.& l ~ t o . ~ s ~ ~ ~ o t e :We t h i n k M r . Keel chose j u s t t h e r i g h t t i t l e f o rh i s ~ F t i c l e . - ,H LL NEW !$! THE UFO SPOTTER .. EXCITING! !. - ., , - . . . . , .. .. . . I . . . . . . . . .I,$ you.;i.~antone ?f t h e most i n t e r e s t i n g and informati;; W O magazines,t h e n subscribe nou .Lo t h e UFO SP~TTER. The UP0 SPOTTER c o n t a i n s re,-cent sightings, t o p r a t e d f e a i u r e a r t i c l i i s , weird c r e a t u r e s , a s t r o n -omy f a c t s , and the b e s t i n F l y i n g Saucer humor. S u b s c r i p t i o n r a t e - is$2.00 ,n~~:year..,fo r :our ~ q u a , r t e . r l y .issues. Hurry ! ! : SUBSCRIBE NOW a n d re-t,Ceiv.e .oiul.BIG ,c~lliven$.ionis,sae., Bend:,.to:. .The, UFO SPOTTER, 17303; Ri,dge. ..,Creek.. . Yest-, . St-rongsville, ,Ohio.44136. ---Adv. : , . . . ,. : ? . . , .. . ,. . I ,- -.___-__---_-_--------------------------------------------------------Coming Next Month---"Physica.1 Evidence" by John Keel. In Nay SKYLCOK!
  • The Pkrch meeting of the UFO Study Groug of Greater St. Louisheld i 5 s March neeting the 16th i n OtFallon, Mo., with about twentypresent.1%was noted that a wealth of UFO information has been publishedsLnce the Condon Report, and the book by Saunders--llUFOt s--Yes lB i saxor!; t:e best. The background presented by Saunders on Condon, Lowand szhzrs, t h e i r a p ~ a r e n ta t t i t u d e s and contest of t h e i r e a r l y lec-t u r e s and l e t t e r s leads one t o a b e t t e r understanding of the natureljf -Lie rxgative report by %he Condon Committee. It appears theyshould nave written a t r e a t i s e on crackpot cases and not botheredwith a l l the others, Many of the cases presented by the CondonrepoTt would lead one t o believe a positive r a t h e r than negativeconclusion would be reached, Somehow, i t was avoided. This i s un-f o r t ~ z l a - t ef o r it retuces the Ccndon report to the s t a t u s of t l j u s tanother book on IFO!s, accompanied by the excuse that a l l the UFOscouldnt be explained,t h e other hmd, 1 believe that the many individuals that mad-eu the comnittee should be congratulated i n t h e i r attempt t o become~~BFGexperts" i n a few months. This phenomena has been around f o rq u i t e awhile but -r e x l experts a r e few and f a r between,It i s a shame and a great l o s s t o the nation thr:t experts l i k eHynelr, PkicDonald, the Lorenzens e t c were not attached d i r e c t l y t othe Cmdcn &roject. Naybe the project should iidve been headed bysome o: these p e o ~ l e ,The UFO Study Group w i l l skip the formal meeting i n April andwill..at.?;end the l e c t u r e e n t i t l e d ttUFO1s--Still Up i n the A i r w t o begiven S y John Schuessler on April 24th. A regular businessmeeting w i l l be held i n &y and. i n June the group w i l l meet j o i n t l ywith a group from southern I l l i n o i s .R.nintere,stir,g side event occurred concurrently with the meeting .Joe Fooser, an OtFallon resident, decided t o take advantage of thesunny S p i n g day to attempt to locate evidence t h a t nay have resultedfrori rl..~August 1968 UFO incident just outside d t ~ a l l o n .11, cameacrcsa a s e t of holes or imprints i n the ground that were i n the areaof th:? sighting, The Study Groug v i s i t e d the s i t e following the closeof ch; fo r m ~ lmeeting. Measurements and photogral~hswere made andw i l l b,e sent t o APRO f o r correlation to other possible l i k e incidents,This evidsnce was possibly the r e s u l t of a n a t u r a l event and notconnected with the GFO sightings, A t t h i s l a t e date, we w i l l probablynever know. It does show t h a t an investigator should never l i m i th i s investigation. h e can never look too much or too f a r ,i3ditorts Iiote: Kr. Schsessler, i n a note accompanying the above,r e n a ~ k e dthat some of h i s opinions were showing--and we could cutthem a s we wished. We d i d n t t cut a word out, Our o-pinton of the Con-don r e ? o r t i s the s m e , a s Johnls--bv.t John ss~rsit b e t t e r ,
  • , . ... .Xews Prom 1 l l i n o i sSection AFRO and Tri-Stnte UFO study &ups -.Pluch illeetlnb o l Yri-6t;te UFO d t ~ d yGroup --By CorSyn JacobsIlk2 :Cri.-Gtute UP0 btudy broup held t h e i r nonthly meetjllg at thePlrsT P r e s b y t e r i ~ n. . Church i n Quincy, I l l . , March 19, 1969.Cl?.;,? x 3 1 i R9oert S~_m.ulling,of Hamilton, Ill. , presided with membersgreal:ll i f l u m Q i ~ i i ~ c y ,hanilton, Ylainville, Barry and Coatsburg, a l l8 of i ; l ~ n o l s , and Hmnibal, L,wistown, Palmyra and Lancaster, NO.! -E ;;ir. Tkrkett, of Lancaster, gave a very interejsting report ofin-teml-ews he bad c<l;~ductedwith residents of the Novelty, No. , areai n reg;rd t o UF? sjghtings. One observation was mmde i n t h e h n c a s t -er-Glenwood a r e a nq?. it was noted t h a t a bezrn of l i g h t came downfroln +he o b j e c t t o ?.he hi&;:ny, As a cer approached, the beam fadedaway, I n this cdsc tl,e l i g h t beaz w2s large a t the UFO and taperedduwil -Icl a Pew Pect ;il; tile road,PIre Walt A-ndrm, Jr. , HPILO reprdsentazlve f o r I l l i n o i s , presenteda very i n t e r e s t i n g rage qx?.de by Hr. Ted 2 h l l l l p s , of Sedalia. Mc-Phillips interrriewad j k . W i l l O,,erstreet o f Elmer, No., i n regard t oa U ? J he s a w while d r i v i n g t o worx a s a r u r a l mail c a r r i e r , March 4 a. ( E ~ J - u o ~ nolz: o ihe: details h i ~ ~ i ~hsre are the same a s reportedelseiviiere i n St(Yi;!!OL) * * * JfpnP h i l l i p s s t a t z d t h a t t h i s one of $heb e s t sl;htings and i n t e r ~ i c w st h a t he had ccnducted. w:. 2 : - : : .. - - --,-Thc A n r i l mceting w i l l be held a t Quincy, Anril 1 6 , a t t h eF i r s t; 2:~. esbytcrinn C p ~ r 3 h .Tir. d p l i l l i s , of Serir:lia, w i l l be the, SKYLOOKBox 3.29