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Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1969 7. july - skylook
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  • 1. N U M B E R 20) J u L Y 1 9 6 9Midwest UFO Network OrganizedSaucer-Shaped UFO Seen i n Borthwest I l l i n o i sFlaming Objects Seen i n Missouri and I l l i n o i s June 5 t htlCigar-ShapedL U r n s Reported A l l Over t h e Globe,UFO a t Arkansas Missile ComplexFive in Memphis Area Scared by I1Glowing Orange B a l l I<A$ Colonel Desd r i b e s "Giant Black Metallic Cylinder"1 ,.-The A stronorny Corner. .. .i ITorth,South, East and W e s t of t h e U.S.A.1ltidwest Orkanization HeportsI - - . - -SPECIAL! Next Month--An Interview w i t h John Keel by Walt Andrus.-,A SKYLOOK Exclu-sive. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. - - . . . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . -. .-- . .. . . . . .llMe.t e l l . it a s - i t .is.!. . .. . .. . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . , . . -. . .. . . - .
  • 2. S K Y L O O KThe o f f i c i a l publication of The Midwest UFO NetworkPublished monthly. Subscription--$3,,00 per year (united S t a t e s and~ a n a d a ) .$4.001 per y e a r elsewhere. Sample copy - 25@.Policy: To separate f a c t from,fantasy. To the best of our knowledge:,a l l m a t e r i a l used i s from r e l i a b l e sources, To the best of our a b i l -i t y , we t e l l it as it is.Permission t o use our r e p o r t s i s granted provided f u l l c r e d i t isgiven by using SKYLOOK, Box 129, Stover, Mo. a s source." -? ,r -,I . r,- - 1 .We welcome UFOr e p o r t s , newspaper clippings and l e t t e r s . Material ..*w i l l be returned i f you request. @en possible, g e t your r e p o r t s t oSKYLOOK by t h e 20th of t h e month. Copy received t h e 25th w i l l be heldOvere. ,..i<;-. . . -r . -. . . . . . .. . . .: ; ! :,j : ;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . I :. . . . . . .l;,,-, .,. -, ,:Mrs. Norma E. Short; Editor 2nd h b i i s h e r , Box 129, ~ t d v e r ,ho.650785 . .-. ,. . , . a . _ . _. . .. ~ : :, a . . . . ,. . . . . . . .. .- - - . . . < .. . , ;, .:Ted P h i l l i p s , . Jr., ~ e ~ o r t e rand Feature w r i t e r , i l l 3 war6 Ave., . : Sed~.li.~?.,Mo. 65301 . . . . : : > . . :. . . , . . I. ., ;., .-. .. > . . . . , . .John F. Schucss.l~~r,.,4iP,ROi Consultdnt - gnd .D.ire,%ctor,;of -UFO:Study Groupof Greater St. LOU&, I?. 0. gox 9, UIFallon, 1~16., 63366... . . . .$ I , - . : . : , .- ,i .. 1 . . ! I . . . . . .. . . c : ., I : . . 1 . . , ; - . . . . . . ., Walter xndrus , Jr., CO-~hairrmnI l l i n o i s s e c t i o n APRO and I l l i n o i sS t a t e Director of The Midwest UFO Network., :;,40-Ghr.is$opher Court,Quincy, Ill., 62301 -SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS: Given c r e d i t with t h e i r o r g ~ n i z n x i o nr e p o r t sand a r t i c l e s ., ~, ,, . A s organization p h n s arc completed and.i . . , . .- the Midwest bPO Xetworlr f u n c t i c n s , weI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... -,-. . . . . . . . . . . .w i l l i&t S t a t e ~ i ~ ~ ~ t o ~ &etjl-,-"- I .,,.-; :., . .* . . , . c >-. .. . . " . . . . ! . . . . . . . . . .. . .. I I - 1 , ) : ~ i r e c t o rof t h e PIi6.weiit UFONetwork--Dr. ~ l l o n-3tke, APRO ~onsultkmt"and Assistant Professor.of,+.Ch~mistryct the Wisconsin St,n.te Uni-v e r s i t y , Oshkosh, Wisconsin,
  • 3. PLANNING T/IEETING FOR MIDdBST UFO NETWORK HELD pD.Y 31stS-dYLOOK Naned As O f f i c i a l P u b l i c a t i o n f o r New OrganizationReported by Walt iindrus-.-- 40 Christopher Court, Quincg, Ill.I n t h e i n t e r e s t of improving and c o r r e l a t i n g UFO observation r e p o r t s ,A l l e n R e Utke, %.D., Consultant t o ASEiO i n Chemistry and ~ s s o c i a t eProfessor of Chemistry a t Wisconsin S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y i n Oshkosh, Wise,proposed t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n of a MIDWiST UFG XZTWbRK t o i n c l u d e t h e s t a t e sof Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, I l l i n o i s , Iowa and Missouri. A plan-n i n g m e t i n g w a s h e l d play 31, 1969, i n Quincy, Ill., t o determine t h ei n t e r e s t and work o u t o r g a n i z a t i o n a l d e t a i l s .Regrettably, n e i t h e r of t h e APRO c o n s u l t a n t s , Allen Utlre O r JohnSchuessler, w a s a b l e t o z t t e n d due -to c o n f l i c t s beyond t h e i r c o n t r o l ,Delega.tes a t t e n d i n g tlic mce cirlg and r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e i r s t a t e s o r in-v e s t i g a t i v e groups were: Ronald ill. Anderson, 1609 W. Clairemont Ave.,Zau Claire,- W i s . ; Haymond i.!. t i a t t s , 129 Meadows Ave., E a s t P e o r i a , 111.;,Rick Reynolds, 1029 W. Burnside nr, , P e o r i a , Ill. ; Joe Biclcing, BOX 8 :S i l v e r Lake, Kansas; I"Irs. Kietka M. Pi,sh, 924 N ~ cVic,?.r, Topeka , Kans. ;WalJccr 13. Andrus, Jr., 40 Christovher Court, Quincy, 11.1.; and A. S.P e t z o l d t , 2500 Vermont, ? i ~ ~ - n c g ,11-1,The subbested o r g s ~ l i : ~ ~ . tl o n a l s t r z c t , ~ ein block d i s g l ~ m sand thed u t i e s d ~ l ur e s p o ~ 1 s i b i l l z l e s01tile ~ l l r e c i ~ r s&t eUch l e v e l were r e -viewed .as submitted by Ur. Ukke. This w a s developed from an. observern e t w ~ r ki n community a r c z s through geographical s t a t e s e c t i o n D i r e c t o r st o t h e S t a t e D i r e c t o r s . The S t a t e D i r e c t o r s m2ke up tht? Board of D i r -e c t o r s who r e p o r t t o t h e Midwest Network D i r e c t o r , Each l e v e l has aHam Radio Network as i t s communication arm t o transmit UIU s i g h t i n gr e p o r t s u l t i m a t e l y t o t h e Midtvest D i r e c t o r f o r t h e master f i l e ofrei1or-ts. A News d i s t r i b u t i o n t o t h e p u b l i c occurs on a s t a t e b a s i sand on a n a t i o n a l l e v e l . The Midwest Network would be a f f i l i a t e dw i t h APRO, but n o t c o n t r o l l e d by APRO through a "dotted l m e " r e l a t i o n -ship.S e v e r a l d a t a r e d u c t i o n systems were e v a l u a t e d , namely one suggestedby APRO and t h e second by Tk. John Keel, A. DRS must be u t i l i z e d , butno d e c i s i o n w a s made because whichever system i s adopted, i t should benationwide i n i t s use and a p p l i c a t i o n s o that r e p o r t s c m n o t only beplaced on "needle c a r d s , " but can be adopted f o r computerizing i n t h en e a r f u t u r e .It w a s t h e concensus of t h e representai;ives that the p u b l i c a t i o nSKYLOOK, e d i t e d and published by Xrs. iLTorua E , S;lort, would be t h eo f f i c i a l organ of t h e I ~ ~ i d w c s tUFO llcl;work. diti? a news1ettc.r of t h i sc a l i b e r e x i s t i n g , and t h e s t r o n g d e s i r e of Mrs. Short t o r c ~ r e s e n tt h e o r g a n i z a t i o n , t h i s d e c i s i o n w a s immediately reached.Officilrs seloct;(!cl r ? t t h e r n n ~ t i n pr r i t 1 1 7,-ny more t o be wmed 8s t h erepresentcstives r e t ~ c r nt o tl.e s t - t e grQv.3~re: A l l e n R, Utre, MidwzstUFO D i r e c t o r ,:nd Eastcri1 C.liscor,s-l_r Section i r ~ r d ci o r ; Honc.ld Anderson,Ham Kadlo U l r u c t o r ;ild v/dst~:r~lb l i s c ~ n s i l la z c t l o n u l r u c t o r ; m d Litkndrus, I l l l n o i s State D l r e c t c r . - -SKYLOOK w i l l be s u p p l i e d with.info:rrnation by t h e d i r e c t o r s , a n d w i l lbe a b l e t o draw upon t h e contra1 i z s d f i l c s nf n r t i c l ns a n d c l i p p i n g s ,
  • 4. With the EditorSKYLOOK i s honomd t o be selected ss the o f f i c i a l publication oft h e Midwest UFO Network and pronises f u l l cooperation.Until now, we hzve considered our magazine -to be the tiunofficial"voice of the midwest a s we have m d e a specicl e f f o r t t o obtain U30sigh Lings f ~ b l i zYnXs area,, along w i t h other ; s ~ g h t i n g s ,and-.t o -serve%!;a- vzrious uf dlbgy organizations, i n the arcaL..Now, with "off ici31ts t a t u s , we f e e l our e f f o r t s have been r e ~ o ~ i z e d - - a n dnot only bythe new organization whom we now represent, but by other UFO publi-, cations which, in giving us plugs, have theniselves pointed out our"hard t o get mldwest sightings ,A s announced l a s t month, Rod 13, Dyke, c d i t o r o f the UFOEC J O U R N - a ,which hzs ceased publication, rimed SKYLOOK a s recegicnt of ,211un-expired J3TWTAL s u b s c r i ~ t i o n s ,2 t r i b l ~ t et o our sincere n t t n m p t a thonest reporting, ns the JOURNAL was a no-nonsense u9.c-zine.us these good things Li;:vc: come our w ~ yill l e s s t d n a yer!r cise d i t o r m d publisher of skYbOOk, we f e e l a l i t t l e ovemhslr.led r~nddeeply grateful. Lest t h i s nppum a s porsonal ego on the p a r t ofyour editor--hecx this! Anyone can s i t a t a desk 2nd be an e d i t o r ,, but the r e a l work i s done by the s t a f f ,We f i r n l y believe our f i n e s t a f f is seconcl t o none, and to themgoes a l l the c r e d i t f o r any ltsucccssHSKYLOGK has o r w i l l achieve.Without a worki g s t a f f , :my public,~tioni s dead. Our s t a f f hasstuck with us through thick and thin, a s the saying goes, and wedonlt hc!ve t o be rcminded thzt some of our early struggles werep r e t t y thin,Ted - John -Walt - Lou--t~ke a bow!Coral and Jim Lorenzenst new book ItUPO The Whole Story", Signet,13897, i s beginning t c apponr on thc news stands i n pcpcrb.ck f o r75$.Vnlt A n d r u s D i c k d up n copy while he wns i n NCM York City e a r l yi n June nd was interested. i n f i n ~ j . n g? renort he m d e t o APRO onp ~ p s26-27. It concornta an I l l i n o i s tx??ri?nce by P h i l Cu~mings,Jr., of Quincy,, r:nd Douglrs Gowdy, -f ne-:r C?,hton, Ill., an March 14?1946i This precedes t h e Kenrizth ArnolZ si2,hting by more t M n o ye-re. ;.. ... ,We have received a copy o f YJPO Nachrichten", newspzpcr s i z e ?ad.for~nnt,and illustrnted--2nd a l l i n Gernzn. How we w i s h we couldread it!If any of our renders can :rend Gerrnn, well iw,il it ti) the firstrequcst received,_ . . I .. . . .
  • 5. Number 20: S K Y L O O K July 1969:Saucer-Shaped UFO Seen i n Northeast I l l i n o l sAn unidentified f l y i n g object t h a t beamed a dazzling r a y of l i g h tt o the ground and skimmed over a roof top, causlng two frihhtened teen-age boys t o duck i n f e a r of being h i t , was reported i n the Paiatine-Lake Lurich a r e a i n northeast I l l i n o i s the night of Play 12, 1969. BothI1the Chicago Tribune" and the "Chicago Today American" c a r r i e d a re-port of the s i g h t i n g and i t being under i n v e s t i g a t i o n by Dr. J. AllenHynek, of iJorthwestern university.The first t o report; the UFO wa.s .G-reg Lucht, 18, of 210 N. SchubertS t ., Palatine, 111. Fie an6 Alan Prouty, a l s o 18, 949 iCei?ilworl;h Terrace.Lake Zuri-ch, f i r s t si.y11tefi the nhiect f r n ~t 1 - e i r cr7r w?ijle d r i v i n g northon Highvlay 53 ab0u.t 1 0 ~ 2 5p.m. 2 l i t t l e 17-st the 3es.eda subdivision.h c h t sdib he first thought the object was a lidit on t o p of a rad-i o tower dnci hat a f l a s h that was e n i ~ t e c icdiile from a bird being e l -ectrocuted on the wires,. But on driving ptlst a clump of t r e e s , theUP0 came i n t o f u l l view. It was saucer-shaped, l i k e a World War IEnglish helmet. It had a concave indentation i n t h e c e n t e r of the un-derside with a l a r g e l i g h t i n i t , Luch* s a i d . .The l i g h t went on 2nd off a number of times, emitting a b r i l l i z n tbeam. A t one point the UP0 nosed down and from the f r o n t it appear-ed oval with t h r e e l a r g e "headlights" a t whst appemed t o be t h e for-ward section. Smaller r e d and white l i g h t s , which were located t h r e equarters of the way around t h e r i m of the UEO, kept blinking on ando f f ,Apparently it disappeared from view when t h e boys were on FairviewHoad about two blocks from P r ~ u t y ~ ~hone, a t 10:40, and they went ont o the home where Lucht phoned the Nike base t o r e p o r t what they hadseen. He was switched t o the a i r f o r c e where h i s r e p o r t was l i s t e n e dto. "But I d o n t t h i n k they believed me,"Lucht said,The object caxe i n t o view again a t 1 0 ~ 5 0and Lccht and Proutyclimbed on t o t h e roof f o r a b e t t e r view, then ducked t o l i e f l a ta s the object went d i r e c t l y overhead. "I t h i n k i f I had stood up, Icould have h i t i t with a rock,It Lucht s a i d l a t e r . By t h i s time, Alansparents and another couple, Ray Holmes, end h i s g i r l f r i e n d werea l s o viewing the ob-ject.It m:lde a n unusual 11, mmicg noise t h 6 t 5111-)dC r i s e cLiidf a l l i n p i t c hi n a r e g u l a r pattern. A neighbor1, dog began b c l r ~ i n gwhen the UkDappeared over the Prouty home, mcht reported.The unusual bright l i g h t on t h e object a l s o a t t r a c t e d t h e a t t e n t i o nof Morton Konlon, owner of the Rolling Green Stables i n L ~ k eZurich,Konlon s a i d he first saw the object between 9 and 10 p.m. with twoother men. When he got back t o h l s s t a b l e s , he wztched i t as it flewaround emitting -flashes of b r i l l i a n t l i g h t about 8-second _inl;ervals_.The li h t came s t r a i g h t down and flashed b r i g : ? t l y l i k e a g i a n tf l a s h bu.1%going on and o f f . Kmlon s a i d it l i t up a l a r g e a r e a on(Continued on next page)
  • 6. Saucer-Shaped Object Seen--(Continued)the ground. Konlon, who f l i e s spa11 a i r p l ~ n e shimself, said the l i g h t swere not larding l i e h f s from an ~ i r n l a n e . Furth~rrnore, the object hadtwo red l i g h t s on i t instear7 of l;he norv.1 red nnd green l i g h t s 011 anairplane.. He c, uldnt t e l l tile shage of tne d b ject, he s a i d , becausewhen h e l i g h t s werit off, he c 3 u d n t t see aaytlilng. Ee bescribed thenoise as sounding a t f l r s t l l ~ ea grop dirplane wnsn i t was f a r awayand then l i k e a j e t v~henit was overhead. he awakened several of h i semployees, but by the t i n e they came outside, the objec-tr,had disappear-ed.Dr. Iiynek is quoted a s saying the reports of the object appeared*genuine. You have to conc1.udc from talking t o these people t h a t they* a r e e i t h e r badly mistaken or t h a t they r e a i l y did see an unusual ob-jebt i n the sky, I he said,He interviewed the two boys s e p r a t e l y and said both msde nearlyi d e n t i c a l drawings of the. object. From t h e i r descriptions, it may havebeen about 50 f e e t i n diameter. Dr. Ily-nek was c o n t i n ~ i i i gh i s investi-.gation i n t o the matter t o determine i f t h [ P O can be explained andi n the Pay 25th issue of "The Chicago Iribun13" asked t h a t anyone e l s ewho had seen the object between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. telephone him.Source and Credits: News clippings sent i n by Lyle Krause, of Union,Ill. and Walt Andrus, of Quincy, 111,Kansas Man Goes UFO Hunting--Finds h e !Some of our most t i r e l e s s rnA enthuusiilsstic investiaat?rs admit theyhave never had t h e good f o r t u n e t see a UFO. They s h o ~ ! l dha-;e the, luck of Edwin li, Bohl, J r . , of Lo+n, mnsLTs, who " s ~ l i dhe went look-ing and found one. It, Just l l k e t h a t !Bohl, age 20, says he sighted the object on I-Iighway 24, f i v e mileseast of H i l l City a t 11:30 p.m. Pionday, A n r i l 14th. The object withdifferent colored l i g h t s came down over the highway and stopped i nmid-air at a 45 degree angle from the car. There was no scund, Bohlsaid. It k i l l e d tile motor of B o h l f s car a s i t hovered about -Lhree min-u t e s , then s t a r t e d moving slowly eastward following the highway towardStockton.Source and c r e d i t - X i e t h a Fish, UFO Resezrch fissociates Lnc., P. 0 ,Box 8, Silver Lake, Kansas.B d i t o r f s Note: A s stated i n the June issue of SKYLOQK, Kietha i s ourKansas representative, but we erred i n ref e r r i n g to her a s "lliss". Itis "Mrs. Plsh.----.--STOP! LOOK! WED!If you are moving, be SURii: t o notify LS of yoiir clwngs of a d d r e s s .Just send a card, giving old a n d n e w ~ ~ ~ K C C S .Do it today.
  • 7. Flaming Objects Seen i n Missouri and I l l i n o i s Sky JL?-ne5 t hPlamng objects flzshcd across the sky the cvcning of June 5 t hand t h e r e was a f l u r r y of teic!~hoi?e c a l l s t o police and press i nmany c i t l e s through out Nissouri znd Illinois,. lhny o b s s r v ~ r sthoughtthey hiid seen a UFO, but checks with s c i ~ n t i s t sand o t h ~ rinformedsources seem t o indicate the flJring objccts were the bresk-u-p of ameteor.The "St. Louis POst-Dis;~2tch" described t h e o b j e c t s as b cing whitewith a grcen o r blue tilige, f l ; ing a t a speed f a s t e r than 2000 miles@nhour, VJitnesses i n the S t . Louis a r e a included t h e p i l o t s of twosmall planes, one of v~homgave c h ~ s eb r i e f l y .Thc Quincy, 111. "Herald-Whig" reported: "The f i e r y day-light break-of a meteor l a t e QLursday afternoon gave Quincyans a r x e view ofa e r i a l phenomenon. The mctcor plunging t o i t s dcath as i t raced i n t ot h s atmosphcre a t about 30 miles a second, Left a t r a i l of greenish-blue s t r e a k s i n t h e sky. It gave t h e appezrancc of being more than oneobject a s it wzs brcaking up."The meteor WLLS v i s i b l c f o r only a fcw sccvnds a s it moved fromthe e a s t i n t o the bright sunlight i n -thc wcstcrn sky about 5 ~ 5 2 ,b u tmany Quivlcy zrea residents saw -the c o l o r f u l event. The breakup wasv i s i b l e over most of c e n t r a l I l l i n o i s and T4jssouri. Thcre were rcports:from Pcorin, Rantoul, FIznvib~1, Tlihi?rty, T(eok111: and 1s fqr south a sRolla, No.The "Herald-dhign m i d spcul,..ti.,n t hi;the obJe,ct w.,s a n unidenti-f i e d ilsmg object was 1rillt.d by s e v e r z l sources--one belng h h l t Undruq"Quincy GPO expcrt" who said lt u-ndoubtcdly w a s a meteor and l t hzd t obe a l a r g e one t o be v i s i b l e i n daylight. " A t n i g h t , I he s c i d , "Theshow would hzve been b r i l l i z n t . I bDr. Joseph Id. Senrle, Jr., s a t e l l i t e - t r a c k i n g chzirman of the de-pnrtmdnt of c i v i l engineering a t the University of Plissouri a t Rollc?.,No., ruled out thc object being the burlling of Echo 11, expected anyday. h r b e r t E Both, of Donvcr, d i r c z t o r of Volunteer P l i b h t OfficcrsNetwork ( ~ P 0 N ) s a i dc h a r t s kept by t h e group t o t r a c k s z t e l l i t e s shownone was expected t o r e t u r n a t the t i n e of t h e sighting. Three wereexpected t o re-enter Thursday o r Friday but would not c r o s s t h e skyfrom c a s t t o west a s t h e strange l i g h t s d i d , he said.Dr. J, Allen Hynek, professor of astronomy at Northwcstcrn Univer-s i t y , sald t h a t t h e o b j ~ c t scould 21av~been p r t s of a man-mades a t e l l i t e t h a t burned a s it re-entcrcd t h e e e r t h s atmosphere. However,an o f f i c i a l a t the S p c e Defense Ccntcr in Colorado Springs, t o l d t h e"Post-Dispatch" t h a t t h c center, which tracks mn-mde s a t o l l i bee,had no record of a s a t e l l i t e scheduled t o re-enter the atinosphcre.I n Mobcrly, i,lo., whcrc Larry Yoder, r c c c n t i n v e s t i g a t i o n of UFOshas been given publicity by the l o c a l prcss, s e v e r a l s a w ::ad rcnortedt h e f l 7 < i n gobjects. One d e s c r i h ~ dit 2s h?ifig grncn, r c d ?.nd blueand "thrcle times f a s t e r tb-n 3 i c t . I t A , ~ t h ~ . rs7 i-8 i t n - ? ~ ) > - r ; f dt o be11grcen and was m l s n t i n g . " M q t t l - P W TIr.c son, - 11, s m of- Dr. Bobcrt Hn.sson,said-he ?.nd others ,:t the Sun-N-Rln s w ,lnln,fiY;~ c _ i, s,.s 2 the objcct ;1ndone of them thought i t d i v ~ d e di n t o tl,ree +rts lfl.Aitr.t~wGescribed it(L.ont~lu~;don next @ ~ g e j
  • 8. Flaming Obj c c t s seen--( Continue d)a s being "oblong1I end r e f l e c t i n g l i g h t "something l i k e a mirror."he newspaper clipping-was s e n t i n by 1% Yoder.): . . . The "fllton Evcnirig Telegraph" reportcd t h ~ tmore than 50 personst h r c u g n t the west-central 2 a r t & I l l i i l o i s turiied i n r e p o r t s . EverettAuston, .of 1 3 .Rosa iLve., .Godfrey,reportect hc spotted the object about5:55 p.m. i n the north, headcd i n an e a s t t o west direction. He 5.e-scribed i t n s h;-ving Itthe n r c t t i c s t c n l o r s I v e cv,r sccntl nild s;?i? i-thad orangc fl-nmes coming 911t i t s r e R r ,A 1WA p i l o t was anon;, those r o ,-rating t h e o b . l ~ c ti n Alton. TheU. S . l!eutliL*rBurmu aid there w x e ;lo b a l l o ~ n sd o f t ~t T;he t m eof the s l b ~ tlng. r u t l l c r c,iec,,u~g $,v.~ths c l e n tii l c S O U ~ C C S l ~ dtheIITelcgmpht1 a l s o t o conclude the sdvcral Ziffl-rent objects seen weremeteors. ,, .. . . . I.. , . Sevqral newspapers , inclnding t h e llI<z.nsnsCity Tjmcs c.r::.icd a, . ,phbto. of t h e meteor, shcwing it a s i t broke i n two irit h e sky above,Peoria9 . 311,Mark Bouge , of Rcllevue , Xcbr;:s!m, and e d i tor of SAUCER ~I~LGAZINE,sent u s an item from t h e Onah2 Worlcl-IIerald" which t o l d of "a c l u s t e rof t h r e e f i r c b ~ l i smoving west ovGr 14idwcstem s t c z t e ~ . ~ ~Pour men a tthe ~lcnwood,l a . , golf course s - i d thsy saw t h e objects about 5130 p. nI IAbout t h e same time, a H ~ l s t o nr e s i d e n t s a i d he saw a b a l l of f i r e 1 t r a v e l i n g f r o n c a s t t o wcst. A p i l o t near Dcnvcr, Colorado, a l s oreported s ~ e i n gthe object, t h e most d i s t a n t report of t h c s i g h t i n gt o rcach us. (Thmk you, Mark. )The objccts creatud quite a s t i r i n Palmyra, Mo., where wc havea r e p o r t from Corbyn Jacobs. The John Schmz fanily of four gave anexcellent description of t h e objects a s tlley viewed them from t h e i rlavrfl a t 5:55 p.m. A l a r g e rolmd object of bright orange w:ls i n thelead of the formation with f o u r a n a l l c r objects t r a i l i n g . They cameout of t h e c a s t , g o i i ~ gwest a t a high r a t e of speed. Kr. Schnnz com-pared the first objcct, la v2ry bright nqua with a b r i g h t orang;e out-sid-e c i r c l e " t o t h c s j z c of ? soccer h n l l , an3 t h o s e t r n i l i n g t oping pong b a l l s .D r . Kt?mieth Lelnwcber, a l s o of h l n y r c , t ~ l dP l r . Jacobs hesaw t h e oOji.cts f o r dbuut s ~ xseconds. fie d d s c r l x d tile l ~ a dobjectas :ibuat the s i z e of a saucer (dinnctrivarz,.) nnd said t h e four objectsfollowing were s n l ~ l l e r .A l l had ttblaistl mid pinkish t a i l s of f i r s asi f fro= a butane torch," hc s a i d .It i s i n t e r e s t i n g t o notc t h a t p r a c t i c a l l y ev;ry account agreesi n e s s e n t i a l d e t a i l , a good 82xar.lple of honest r c p o r t i ~ g ,:md it; a l lauds up t o a p r e t t y c l e a r picture of what w 2 s seen i n the sky thenight of June 5th.In ad6ition t o c r e d i t s given, wc a l s o thank Tod Phillips find WaltAndrus, s taif mc~~~b,;rs,who contributed s.ne of the m a t c r i c l fromwhich t h i s report w a s written. Again, thank you--to a l l *------.---. .I:FPRSANfTHERVIEW r e a d R o b e r t J . i i e r t e l l t s . r e p o r t i n t h i s issueI lo, : ~ l yOOK. - - ~ d i t o r ..
  • 9. Another View of the ttMeteorstL**-f-7t+ir)t.*$$f X - i Y j C * * ~ - - i C + + - ~ * + ~ % - : - + ~ 3 C * * * - ; 7 i C - k ~ * 3 C + < < - * : ; % - ( - i i 4 C . 3 C + s i i > :iC~J;-ii-E-X+%-$kL-*?Cit>3C?tJ;-~***Robert J. Hertell, APRO Field Investigator, of Bridgeton, Mo.,well aware t h a t the consensus of opinion i s t h a t the flyiilg objectsseen over Missouri and I l l i n o i s , June 5 t h , were meteors, has a dif-f e r e n t view--and the courage of h i s convictions,PIr. Hertell ha.s sent us an extremely well written detailed re301-tof h i s interview with Major John ri. Richmond. USAF, and has a l s o sentthe r e ~ o r tt o APRO headcuarters i n Tucson.Major Richmond, age 34, resides a t 23 leta Drive, B e l l e v i l l e , Ill.,arid f l i e s h i s own Cessna i n f r e e t m e . Se hss d aout T,3J0 Irlj.-inghowst o liis c r e d i t and he ttli.ked f r e e l y with hr. Herxell, z f t e r seeing thef l y i n g objeccs the everting of June 5th, a:;& we draw upon the 5-pagetyped intepview f o r the o f f i c e r t s report of what he observed.Major Richmond was f l y i n g a T-33 ( j e t t r a i n e r ) with Captain GeorgeStevenson r i d i n g a s an observer. They were criaising a t 33,000 f e e t a t462 miles per hour inbound t o Scott A i r Force Base and were 138 mileswest of the f i e l d when he f i r s t saw t h e cbject. We now quote h i s ex-a c t words, a s written down by Ivk. Hertell and including the l a t t e r f sparenthetical notes: Itme time was 22527 (5:52 1M CDT). I was onChanml 5.9 c a l l i n g BLv ( ~ c o i t )when I first saw the object, It wasa t my 1145 position ( i n f r o n t of him) on a heading of 280 degrees(head i,ng west). It was chronle-green, v e r j b r i l l i a n t , l i k e a n a r cl i g h t o r l i k e burning pliosphorus. I c a l l e d t o Stevenson and pointedt o it. He saw l t too. It continued on across the sky off my l e f twing and. exited. about 4,000 f e e t above me (37,000 f t . Altitude). Itwas a s large a s our l a r g e s t a i r l i n e r and i t h d a t a i l 200 f e e t longof what looked l i k e white phosphorus, a burning t a i l . T h a t t S abouta l l I can t e l l you. W e both s2w it go across the sky--it was s t i l ldaylight. I v e nevcr seen anything l i k e t h a t i n a l l the time I v ebeen flying. What r e a l l y got me was i t s P l a t trajectory. It keptr i g h t on going s t r a i g h t west. It sure wasnt a meteor--Ive scenplenty of them. They only l a s t a couple of seconds 2nd a 1 x . y ~curvedovm t o ~ ~ ~ a r dthe earth."Further ~ u e s t i o n sfrom PIr. TLrtell gives 11s more i n f o r m ~ t ion--the1.hjor estim. ted the ob3ect w s travellrlg between 200 and 70C milesper h i c r dlld he estimLied l t -to be w l t h m unie alld il l i b i f 3f theplane. de repedzed 5h;t Iile o b ~ e c twas gomg "level 211 the wayalong i t s pathtt from e a s t t o west with no depreciiltion i n the tra-jectory zt a l l .Asked how he would compare it i n s i z e with an object held a t armslength, the IJIajor studied a moxent, then r e p l i e d , ttidell, I d szy itwas 3J4" i n height Llnd ,?.bout 6" long t o t a l 9 irith t a i l 9 a t zrxslength. I think it w2s about 30 f e e t long by about 10 f c e t wide andi t hnd a 200 foot fragmented t a i l . It w a s i n sight between 35-and45 second$ (a watch was used t o accura,$cly estimate t h l s time f a d t o r ) ,Iajor Richmond reported the object t o Scott Airforce Base, but theyd l d not see the object on t h 2 i r screen. The Ilajor explained th%s wastt not a t a l l surprisiilg s m c e they Lbrenot equipped with a transponder."- -- - - . .(Continued on next page)
  • 10. Another Vjew of the " ~ e teorsIL--(Continued).bring the sighting, there w ~ sl i t t l e or no radio o r instrumenta-.tion interference with the plane, and no unusual phenomenon such asheat o r electromagngtic e f f e c t s experienced.PIr. H e r t e l l concludes t h i s t o be "a valid sighting of an a c t m lunidentified f l y i n g obj8ectmf o r the following rcasons: " (1) the ex-p e r t i s e of the wltness r u l e s out the usual natural phenordena such a sweather balloons, cloud fornations, meteors, birds, windshield re-f l e c t i o n s e t c ; (2) the f l a t t r a j e c t o r y , comunrnt~velvslpw spzed,long duration of observnncc, - Fa?e s o ~ i tnetnot. P r n t ~ : ? n t s; (3 ) A g ~ i n ,the flstltra~jeci5ary;-c o + m ~ r ~ l t i v e l ~ ~ - s l c ws m e d , long ?urntion of ob-scrvance, a l s o tends t n r u l e .out t h e tR~~~si:qtsr)-cecr.?ft theory.Further, the path being f r ~ me a s t t o west v i r t u - l l y r ~ z l e soat anyspacecrkft o r s d t e l l i t e theory; ( 4 ) the s l z e of the object i s coinpars-t i v e l y enormous when c o r n ~ ~ ~ r e d1;o I U O S ~ we~lthcrballoons, meteor f r a g -ments, s a t e l l i t e f r a g w n t s , e t c , (Herein l i e s t h e single point uponwhich I h j o r Richnond i s probcbly i n error: t h a t i s , the a c t u a l sizeof the object, f o r , i f one uses h i s figures of 7/41 x 6" a t armslength, then such an object would have t o be 1,567 f e e t long and 198f e e t i n height a t 1%-n i l e s . ) ; and (5) according t o the news media,there were many witnesses t o t h i s incident, from deep i n the s t a t e ofI l l i n o i s t o an a i r l i n e p i l o t near Denver, Colorado. T t ~ i swould indi-cate a high a l t i t u d e f l a t t r ~ j c c t o r ~ .111 f a c t , i f the object contin--ued onrthe same course as described by Ithjor llichmond,- it would havepassed over Longrnont , Colorado--30 miles north of Denver. "Since receiving t h i s r e ~ o r tf r o n Plr. Hertell, we have had a l e t t e r. a from David .Schroth, raersber of the UP0 Study Group of Greater S t . Louis-.He reported a UP0 discussion held a t the home of August Hearst, APRG/NIUP mcnber, the evening of June 14t;h, w i t h l4r. Hertell among thosepresent. Others were John 3. Schuessler, A r t Epstein, C l i f f Palmbe;-g,.VIillard P. Armstroiig and wife, William 1. Christian and son and Dave,The t a l k centered about the "neteor" of June 5 t h and Pir. kiertcllsinvestigation and conclusions d r a m . While Dave did not quo-be otherspresent cis t o t h e i r opinions, it i s evident from his l e t t e r t h a t heconsiders tIr. Hertell a very able investigator an? t h a t he was heard, -.wit11 great i n t e r e s t nnd r e s m c t . -- J .A11 present it-~cludingMY. H e ~ t e l lralqe SKPL00K subscribzrs and nen--Ders of tJF0 investigztive g r o u m a f - f j . l j . ~ t e dw i t h APRO, N I C A P or bo uh,It should be undersbod t h ~ twe presdnt these Cliverbeiit views ofthe " f i m i n g ~ b ~ c c t s "wlth no ~ 1 8 1 1t o :;-cir up controversy, but i n thei n t e r e s t of g i v i ~ g"equal timett t o serious investigators who happennot t o agree i n t h i s instance . A point made by one may ha,+ beenovcrloolied by another--a clcar look a t a l l of the conclusions reachedand the reasons thcrefor may a i d i n enabling a l l t o a r r i v e a$ asummatiop accepted by everyone. -. We welcome f u r t h e r coment on this.I t Getting Crowded Up Therc !Accordiiig t o FLYING SAUCER BULLXTIN, 2. 3 , Yankee ltoad, I~liddle-town, Ohio, on Piarch 22nd, flying saucers, b ~ . l l sof f i r e and flocks;.of wild geese were reported seen i n the sly over Raltinare, Md,
  • 11. "Cigm-~hcl~edllUFOs Reported n.11 Ovcr the GlobeUnidcntif icd f l y i n g ob>ccts ni>pcpr jn yssortcd s h ~ p c s2nd s i z e s ,and "cipr-shaped" UFOs have 3cen revorted from 211 over th12 globei n rccznt months.the n i g h t of kebrudry 20th a t 7:30 o t C l o c k , John Hose, of &l-g o o r l i e , Yerth, a u s t r d l a , rupcj;ted ne h ~ ddrlvcn 80 n1.p.L~. i n a nz t t e n g t t o g2t away from a cigar-shdpcd objcct which hcrvzrcd ovcr hi^f o r two miles. On apprcaching a r i s c , he saw what appe~:rcd t o be thehe~.dligi?tsof 2 c 2 r , aild he dilmcd h i s own l i g h t s . )[hen he topped ther i s e , t h e r e was no crtr i n sight---then he snw the glowing white-bluel i g h t liovcring at, trcc. l c v e l 2nd the object kept along s i d e h i s cr.rf o r two miles. Rose then stopped h i s c2r and got out. As he d i d So,t h e c a r w a s f i l l e d with leaves and dust kicked up by t h e UJ?O as itveered away c.nd diszppeared.As reported i n t h e "kTctst A u s t r ~ l i ~ i l , "tile L)epartment of C i v i l i a nA v k t i o n s,llcl t h e r e w a s no a i r c r a f t i n thc z r e a 3% t h e time.A cigm-shaped objcct w ~ sspotted on Mnch 30th ovcr Springd~.leTownship i n Pennsylvxiia according to 2 r e p o r t i n the "Valley DailyNews, I ~a$cntum,Pa. This onc was renl puzzler" according t oRobert Goerman and James Speck, d i 7 2 c t ~ rEild co-director of t h e C i v i lAerial Investigation and Resurrch O r g a n i ~ ? ~ t i o n .They observcd the ob-j e c t f o r about 30 seconds at 2:15 p.a. from the 600 block of CatzlpaSt.:, New hensington, through a 60-power tclcscope.They s z i d it w_,s a b h c k , cigzr-sh2pod object zbout 30 f e e t long,t r a i l i n g t h i c k b l ~ c hsmoke and a S i t of flnne. Looking ~ c r o s sther i v e r , they saw the objcct noving tow;~,r?17-FT TOnsingtcr. It stopped,hovcred f o r 3 momcnt, then P ~ l ls t r ~ i p h t?own9 br?ak!ng i n t s ~ i e c e s ,Goernm snid,La-Ley wlth sdzn Lcwandcwski, of Arnold, d i r e c t J r of A e r i a l &searchand m e s ~ i ~ a t l o nc o m i t t e e , trlcy lnsgec ced the area,where II; ::$pearec~to fall--a s l a g dump off Hiddlc Hun kLond, but f o m d nothing they couldl i n k d e f i n i t e l y t o t h e object.This s i g h t i n g wns s i m i l x r t o cnc: thcy spottcd ovcr t h e sane gcnernlarea t h e night before xbout g o r c l o c k 2nd to s i g h t i n g s which have beenrcportcd fram more thnn 20 cornunities i n .the a r c 3 ovkr tile p.!st sev-e r a l months, Goermn szid,A ~ i g h t l n gmade b;r two Pnoenix, Arizdn~,p i l a t s 1 7 t h S C C m st o f a l l i n t o the saxe c n t e g o r ~ .VJhila shc tcrm t t c i g n ~ ~ s ~ a p & d ~ vwasnitused by t h e p i l o t s i n describing the o b j e c t s scen t!bou.t 3 : 3 2 p.m.on 2 c l e a r , s i m y d ~ y ,;2 sketch ~ ~ . d cby one cf the r,,cn s h o t ~ ~ dtheobjcct t o be cigar-shL1.pcd9 with the a d d i t i o n of a s l i b h t bulge i n thecantcr of the long tube,(conti:med on next pngc).-
  • 12. Cigar-Shaped ~bjects--(continued)b e l t and lean ovcr t o look down t o the l e f t , " said Ripley, 42, a roof-ing )psinessnnn, .Slater, 41, iooked i n the direction of Ripleys hand pointing down-ward. He described the objccts a s "white, opaque and with n bl?cksl-ripe leading back on the outer edge from a s l i g h t protrusion a tthe forwcrd section of t h e i r oval shape, I b The p i l o t , a former Navy man, s a i d they were flying a t 100 milesan hour a t 5,000 f e c t , hcadirig f o r 5,50C and t h ~ tthe objects weregoing west a t what seemed t o bc from 250 t o 1,500 f c c t above themountainous t e r r a i n , not flying i n a geomctric pattern but undul?:tingand dipping 8s they follolflecl the c m t o u r of the ground i n preciseunison, a s though rcnote controll ed.Both men told of being -.ble t o d u e t ~ ~ t :L r k grvmZ bstwem theobjccts, wLlich appu*rt-d t o them c l b ~ ~ ~ tI;hyt-e Gi~lesthe size of anautonlobile."Thcrc were about a dozen i n a kind of centcr c l u s t e r and theothars w.:re grouped around them haphazardly, I t Slnter snid. "Theywerent j e t s , sun spots or not even shadows since there wxsnlt a cloudi n the sky.Riplcy dstim.;tcd the UFO1s, i f they maintamed t h ~ i rcourse, wouldhavc passed d i r e c t l y ovcr H~~vzsuCity a i r p o r t ,"My hands broke out i n a cold sweat a f t e r whnt we snw i n the 15o r 20 seconds, we hndntt had a drink; you dontdrink and fly. I t Arizona "Gazette, 3/21/69. Thesketch mentioned ,?ppcnrcd with the report.)(31Pky 21st a cigar-shaped U 2 O was obscrvcd by many persons a tSarasota, Pla. , as roportcd i n SAUC~R jog and the s m c Cvcnlng anttoblongttobject was scen i n the N,w Port llichey area, north of Sara-sota. This object hovered i n a stati0n2~ryposition f o r i ~ tl c z s t twominutes, ruling out the p o s s i b i l i t y it could have been a s z t o l l i t elaunched t h a t nlght. us Joai? ifllritcnour ( e d i t o r ) comcn-t;cd, "Noe l l i t e can s i t i n any one position f o r even one ninute."UFO S(:en A t Missile ComplexAn unoificl-1 sdurci: i ~ ~ r et e l l s ot LL UrO bc-111~u b s ~ r v c dby twoc i v i l i a n workers ovor L: 1 i l i ~ ~ 1 1 ~complex In the Central A~~L~Is::.sn r c atwo wecks ago and t h a t tile pc:ir notified the comii~:~ndcrof thc missiles i l o who cane topside and e l s o saw it,The incident i s snid t o be a c l ~ s s i f i a dm?,tter at the b:Lse here.Source : "Jacksonville Daily News " ( ~ r k z n s n s )3/27/69. C r u d - i t : Lou PoLOU FARISH i s putting i n a couple wcelcs on Ni.iti~n:!l Guard duty i nFt. Hood, lcxns, but w i l l be b;:ck with h i s "In Others T:!ords nextimonth,Perhaps h e l l spot a UFG out i n those wide open sp?.ces7
  • 13. Pive i n Memphis Area Scared by LGlowing Orange Ball1!A b r i l l i a n t l y glowing orang? b z l l thz zlzs of a house r o i l e d , dart-ed r,nd u~unccdi t s way zlong Forest H i l l Road c a l y yestcrd:ty, " s c m i n gthe l i v i n g daylightst1out of f i v e persons, they s z i d a s they reljortedthe incident t o s h e r i f f s desuties J. L. Hamby and R, D. hu2er-t."rhcy were a l l p r c t t y upset over whiztcvL?rthey saw,.lt t h e deputiessaid.Jirmy Baird, 18, of 438 Center i n C o l l i c r v i l l e and Miss PkrthaLenox, 1 6 , of 9735 Holms doad (Memi,his) s a i d tlicy were r c t u m i n g froma movle about 1:30 a.m. The object "jumpcd from nowhere" and shottoward t k ~ c i rc a r as they drovc on F s e s t I I i l l Road betwcen Shelby Driveand Holmcs Road.Young Baird contirlucd, "It disappLbr..d ~ * f t ~ . rwc drove a l i x t l e wayand whcn I got down on 5dmes Road, I turncd the c a r x o u n d and head-ed bpck t o see i f wc h2d r e a l l y seen what wc. thought s c saw. "Thc couple t o l d the degutics when they nrrivcd a t t h e same spot,the l i g h t "turned on" again. Baird s a i d it looked Ins i f i t was C ~ L S -ing us away. Thcrc was a b r i g h t yellowish gold r i n g blzzing,around itand some dzrk sections j u s t inside t h a t ring. Thc c e n t e r was a veryb r i g h t orange."The couple s a i d thcy went t o the horn of h i s aunt, PIrs, Milton~ a l l 2 . r d ,a t 398 Center Road m d t o l d h e r wlx~tthey had seen.ivIrs. Ballrxd said the two youlrg people were "trembling aild almosti n shock" when they t r i e d t o t e l l h e r cbout t h e objcct.. Mrs. Ballc.rd and h c r dauglltcr, Linday, 16,2nd J i m y t s mothcr, M r sSam Baird, went with the couplc t o t h e spot,I I"W, w.jaitc.d about 20. ninutes and t h e o b j c c t showed up, they t o l dthe d q u t i e a . "It looked like it wzs about 108 t o 150 yc~rdsawny whcni t suddmly blinded us."I1d be bzppy t o t a l k ::bo~ltit i f t h e p o l i c e s a y i t f sOK," s s i dMrs. B7llnrd. I I know w h a t I saw," she emphasized.Sourcc : "The Commercial f ~ p p z l ,l1 &xnphis, Tenn. , Jll-ne 1, 1969- .-..- - - -- . - ,
  • 14. Colonel Describes, ".Giant Black & t a l l i c Cylinderi1 as Crew-Tracks UFO - Jacksonvi4le .(Ar;lr. ) Daily Mews.,Th~rs8a-y~lh.rch 2 7 , 1969. .L t . Co1.- Robert PI, Tirman, well-known ~ ~ c k s o n v i l l eResident who i snow serving in Thailand with t h e A i r Force, watched w k t he describedas "a g i x t bliidk m t a l l i c cylinder susgdnded i n the sky" a s he andocher crew mcmbcrs flew a ri.fueling itlission i n t h e s ~ i e sovor South--. ...e a s t Asia recently. ---;... ---:.!l,...,.; ? -.. 1 ~ .-Mrs. Tjrman rc1oasi.d .the co$?ebti-%~c-..jettcr from her husband i nwhich he described the b i g KllQ, including comments from various mem-bers of t h e crew who were als6wqtching it.-jCol. Tirman s a i d the objed$ xgs "huge" and appeared t o be a t a na l t i t u d e of about 15,000 f e e t and about wo miles away.!- iHe r e c a l l e d t h a t the f i r d t $e hhcrd of the object being sightedwas over the intcrphone, fro.^ $he p i l o t , who exclaimed, "Wh2t t h e h e l li s t h ~ ~ t ? ~ ~ I-, : I. I iI"Damnod i f I know. , . i?Books l i k e 2 gidnt bird,ll r e p l l c d t h eco-pilot. I1. //I "They kept up a livcl~&nversatljon while I l e f t the boom (theapparatus t h a t transfers i f ~ u lfrom tlllc c r a f t t o the other planes seek--. ti n k f u e l ) i n the r e a r a n d ; w f ~ tf orwakd t o see f o r myself, " Coh. Tirmanwrote h i s wife. .._. . I-.. - .-_.--- .."What a s u r p r i s e t o see what I saw," he continued, adding: 1 y e l l -ed out f o r petel s sake, i t got t o be a big b i r d ! "Then he s n i 6 t h e q i l o t n~neuv?r-c7 --nc lr?s <lble t o c i r c l e c l o s e rand "1 scw a g i a n t b l ck met?llic cylinder s ~ s , x n d e di n the sky*He said tht. crew specuLt-ed ~ 1 1l t pelng 2" wcailler balloon but soondiscarded t h a t theory a s "fallacy. IHe wrote t h a t as they flew on, it disappcarcd " m d t h a t w a s that.Col. Tirman s ~ i i df i g h t e r s i n the area converged on the spot butno one e l s e ( o t h a r than those aboard h i s c r a f t ) s a w it. "We went backdnd searched t o no avail.l1Col. Tirman wrote t h a t t h i s w ~ sthc rlrst t l n e 11c has flown withouthis binoculars xnd camera. . . and lnnicnted not having t h e items along ."So now I v e seen a UFO--an unidentified object--1 c a n f t prove i tw i t h a photo. . . 11"Ive drawn n sketch of it and your gucss i s a s good a s mine,"Col. Tirmzn s a i d of the object,"~11of u s guessed n d i f f e r e n t s i z e but i t imst have been hugesince we were probably a t l e a s t two miics away * * * A probe frcmsornewnc.ro? Outer Space? Dont r~irlljitilink so---but r e a l l y donf .h o w what i t was or where it cane from, o r nore strangely s t i l l , whereit went off t o so quickly,", Credit : Lou Pariah
  • 15. T H E A S T R O N O M Y C O R N E R By Ted P h i l l i p s , Jr.A Look a t the SkyThe planet Mercury w i l l not be v i s i b l e a s it i s located quite nearthe sun i n July.Venus w i l l be a . v e r y b r i l l i a n t object i n t h e eastern sky f o r overthree hours .before suiirise, Mars, s t i l l a very bright, reddish colorer:object w i l l be v i s i b l e during t h e e n t i r e evening, f a i r l y .near the s ~ E : ?Antares which i s i n t h e constellation Sorpius, the Scorpion. The gicr,-:planet, Jupit?r, i s i n Virgo an8 mcy he seen during most of -the even-ings h i & i n the south and soi~thwest~?rnsky. Fatllrn, t%e ringed nl?.net:i s r i s i n g some three hours bef-ire sunrise.The .Planet %rs, %rt 111. The Canals and P o s s i b i l i t y of Lifel1?hent h e planet Flars i s observed v i s u a l l y from Earth-based t e l e -scopes, a great deal of d e t a i l may be seen, but not quite enough, WhenMars i s a t i t s minimcm distance from u s , i t may be only about 35,000,000miles away; however, even the l a r g e s t telescopes a r e limited by theturbulance of the Earthfs atmosphere. The very f i n e d e t a i l , such a sthe canals, may be seen f o r a matter of only a few seconds during sev-e r a l hours of observation, A s a telescope magnifies the planet, i t a l s omagnifies the atmospheric turbulance. The atmosphere of M&rs i s sot h i n t h a t it presents hardly any problem a s f a r a s concealing detailson the surface,Mars canals were f i r s t seen during the opposition of 1877 by Schi-a p a r c l l i . He observed the planet f o r a period of several years. &ria&t h i s time he noted curious l i n e s connecting various dark areas l a t e rcalled oasis. home years l a t e r Percival Lowell, an American astron-omer, founded an observatory near F l a g s t a f f , Arizona t o observe thered planet. Observers a t the observatory, which was b u i l t In 1894, be -gall t o record liiany new canals, some of wiiich disi3layed the phenomenonof doubling, two l i n e s rumlilg p a r a l l e l t o each other. Using gower-f u l instrimcnts now available, the canals aypear a s small 6nrk patcheson the surface, arranged roiirhlv i n l i n e s . $Then seen thro~l.phl e s s e rt e l e s c o w s , those of inadec!il;l-t;e ~ i l a li t 1 7 Tr a n e r t l ~ r e ,these smell s n o t swould seem t o run tog-?thpr, thlts ~ p - l r in~ s -c ntinuous 1Llles on theplanet1, surfdce,In years ~ a s tthe canals were a most imj>ortant clement In the con-s i d e r a t i o n of l i f e on the planet. As wt3.ha~~eseen, the canals mostprobably a r e not a r t i f i c i a l i n o r i g i n and the temperature i s not a ta l l favorable f o r earth-like creatures, Looking f u r t h e r , we find t h a tthe Martian atmosphere consists of 96% nitrogen, 4% argon and 0 ~ 3 %carbon dioxide. There i s a s n a l l a ~ o u n tof oxygen In t h e atmosphereand some ~ ~ a t e r .de ci;n be f a i r l y sure tLiatplant l i f e e x i s t s i n someform a s the dark areas seem t o uncergo seasonal changes, If t h i splant l i f e produces oxygen, the ciue st ion of oxygen-Sreathing creaturesa r i s e s . The creztures r~lglithlbcrnate durlng t h e nights and throughthe winter. Of course, i f we conslder a completely a l i e n l i f e form, -then nu-nerous p o s s i b i l i t i e s ai-ise, - ..(Continued on next page)
  • 16. The Astronomy Corner ( Continued )As we can s e e on our own p l a n e t , l i f e h a s adapted i t s c l f t o t h emany d i f f e r e n t c l i r i a t i c conditions. Thus, t h e qu.estion of l i f e ont h e r e d p l a n e t .must go unanswered f o r now;. but it - i s a question t h a tmay be answcrcd v e r y soon as t h e two Mariner p r o b e $ pass. , c l o s e ovcr .t h e p l a n c t f s i c e cap and equator.A t l a s t word, the IQvs probes were both o p e r a t i n g w e l l and a r eexpected t o a r r i v e i n t h e v i c i n i t y of t h e r e d p l a n c t on J u l y 3 1 m dAugust 5.***~%****~*******-X****J~*fC-E*?C**-**~****~-:-~-%jf-i(-**ii.%;;. X*+%*%-:-f;--*%?C%- iCYriC****%-**)CAsteroid To Pass Near E a r t hThe t i n y a s t e r o i d , Geographos, i s ex~1r3ctedt o pass vritliin 5,600,000miles of E a r t h on Aupust 27, 1969, Ti-c astrlroip is an estimated 5t o 1 m i l e i n diametcr an3 - , ~ R s i i s c n v ~ r n d<n 1951 by D r . A . G. Wilsonof Palorlar observatory.Dr. Sauuel h e r r l c ~ ,professor o f astro~lomydt %he Univtirslty ofC a l i f o r n i a r e p o r t s c h i ; GeograPllos will i,~+lieall even c l o s e r a p ~ r o a c ht o h r t h i n 1994 when lt w i l l pass by a t a d i s t a n c e of only 3,100,000miles., Another a s t e r o i d , I e a r u s , missed t h e e a r t h by 3,950,000 m i l e s onJune 1 4 , 1968. The c l o s e s t pass made by one of these t i n y p l s n c t s w a smade by Hermes wher, i t passed w i t h i n 485,000 miles i n ,1937. The a s t e r -o i d Geographos w i l l n o t be v i s i b l e from t h e Northern Hemisphere duringt h i s pass,Outer Space T r a f f i c UpThe U. S. Ajr Force aerospace defense conmand s a i d June 9 t h itcatalogued 60 new objects--including Rqollo 10--in space i n hay. Thisw a s made u p of 1 0 U.S, payloads, 4 Russian payloads and tne werer o c k e t b o o s t e r s and d e b r i s .The.A. D. C S g l o b a l s a t e l l i t e tracirirlg network, which f i n d s ! t r a c k s ,and follows r e - e n t r y of space o r b i t i n g i s ~ c c r i a lr,ow has catalogued at o t a l of 3,982 o b j c c t s . The 5. S, s - t i i i has 1,282 o b j c c t s i n spaceand t h e S o v i e t Union 388. Fifty-two o t h e r o b j e c t s launched by and f o ro t h e r coun-tries, a r e o r b i t i n g ,Source; "Kansas C i t y T ~ m e s ," June 1 0 , 1963.
  • 17. NURTH, SOuTH, &ibT 2nd WdbT or ~ h eU . S.. A,Canadim Couple Watch Ui;Y)Nccpawz--A r e s i d 2 ~ i toiF iLrd2n and h i s wife saw a stralige f l y i n gobjcct southeast of t h e i r home one morning recently. The object seemedt o glow, change c o l o r s , and a t times s h i m a l i g h t " l i k e a beaconIht h a t illuminated a stand of t r e e s nearby.Fraizk harder, 47, a workcr f o r the r u r a l municipality of Landsdowne,f i r s t spotted the bright red object t o the southeast a t 3:15 a.12. whcnhe went t o the kitchen Ior a g k s s of water. A t f i r s t hc thollght i tw a s t h e moon, but hc had nevcr before seen t h e moon r i s e from t h i s di-rection. As he w,itclled, the objcct rose and began changing colors,from b r l g h t red t o bluish red.A t t h i s point, he woke up h i s wife and as-they both watcheb, theobjcct moved very quickly i n a southcrly d i r e c t i o n and s t o ~ p e dabruptly.M r . Y?rdcr cstirazted t h a t i t 1,ioved a htllf-lnile t o the south,It was then t h a t thzy saw tile object s line a bright l i g h t t h a tilluminated t h e trees ncarby. The l i g h t , which was bluish i n color,w a s "as bright as a s e a r c h l i g h t , " said Mr. H ~ r d c r ,and the objectmoved back anfi f o r t h "2s i.t w z s senrchinp for snmrthing."dlucstioned a t h i s work s i t e southezst of f i r d ~ n ,Fir. Harddr s z i dthcxt hc 2nd LLS wlfe w~tci1e.dt,le obJect ior 10 Lo 1 2 mmutes u n t i li t disd>,peared beilifld t h c busiles. They o b s ~ r v e dit tk~roubht h e i r k i t -chen door wlndow, whlch f a c e s south.Mrs. Kyrder, questioned a t t h e i r home, s u b s t a n t i a t e d h e r husbcndclaims. "1would. never have believed i t i f he had t o l d i t t o me,"she s a i d , "But I saw it myself. IfIdhen asked whether the objcct made a,ry n o i s e , she r e p l i e d t h tshe did not he~1.ranything and t h a t n c i t h c r of them wanted t o ventureoutside t o investigate.T/rs, Hc~rderhad not discussed the s i g h t i n g with anyone except afellow worker and h i s employer a t the time t h a t the ItNeepawa Press"questioned him. Arden i s a v i l l a g e 15 miles northeast of Nekpmr.Credit: Lou Fcwish. No date given on t h e clipping, o t h c r h m n %y 1969k v e r n Janzen, pclice chief cf kicsthopc, M. D., w ~ ~ sd r i v i n g nearh i s home base t h e night of M,~rch1 0 t h whcn, about 1 0 ~ 1 0otClc)ck, hesaw a UFO t h a t i n t c r f e r r e d with thc c2r r a d i o ,q.sit v s s e d i~vcrl--&:ad... . - . -Jer,zQ-fi- . ]Ciescr-ibed 3ljS 6hic:ct 5.S a "Florid W q r I.;~.:?fi& t7= < i s . ~ "with--.a--dome- emi-Lt-ing L. .g-r~d;iish-bl~ct.-1i&t. - Tl1drc:- w;-:s-A - r ~ . d r - l i g h t--~-. . . .-ban2- c-rsund-- i t s middle ~ n dL g , ~ u i - ~ CI;V tc: r o tutx-ilg. - A- 1.itl-ht -.b,.;:m"us b r i g h t a s looking ~ i t otile s m " c -L.b~e. Xrori th; o b j e c t s bot.torn.( c o n t i m c d - o n n ~ x tpge) . .
  • 18. North, South, East end West of the 3. S, A, (continued)As Janzen r e a l i z e d a UP0 had passed r i g h t over h i s p a t r o l car l i g h t -ing up t h e a r e a a l l a r c m d , he "bccame p r e t t y damn scrrcd" and pulledoff the road t o s i t and watch the object hovoring about 700 f e e t up.He thought about using h i s szrvice revolver, but decided against it 2became I t i t ~ ~ o u l d n ~ thave been m c h h e l p anyway" he s z i d i n reportingt o Donald E. Flickiilgcr, Chalrr,mn of NIbP B North Dakota SubcornlitteeThe objcct hovered f o r another 10 t o 15 minutes, thcn "took off t othe south with a higll burst of spclcct and disappeared." He added t h a the exncricnced "a f e e l i n g ~f lightness when the UFO took o f f , " a s ifhe were "going t o f l o a t ?wsv."Source : The UFO I ~ T V ~ S T I G A W R ,published by NICAPFlying Saucer Blamed f o r Car Accident i n lJGw ZeclandThe Auckland, New Zcaland "Sunday Ucws" of Sept. 1 5 , devoted somec o l m n s t o t h e following: Two youths, 18 2nd 19 years old, a f t e r hav-ing observed f o r s e v c r ~ . lnights unusual l i g h t s includillg one accompn-i e d by an explosion, 011 aeljt. 10th sighted a lwninous body projectinga white beacon downw:~rd. They got i n t o "I;leir c a r and &rove towardthe l i g h t . Suddenly it approdchcd the c c r and one of the boys shrieked"Jump! I t s got us." Be scrumblzd f r o n thc auto, entanglmg h i s l e g swith the d r i v e r t s and throwing the ccr out of control. Both boys l m d -ed a t t h e s i d e of t h e road and the c a r crashed i n t o a f r u i t store. Thel i g h t remained over the c a r f o r about thrce seconds, increasing i t sb r i l l i ~ m c e . The tomspooplc found t h e boys brulsed 2nd cursing a f l y -i n g saucer t h a t ha6 aztacired them. The d r i v e r was c h ~ r g e dwith care-l e s s driving by t h e police, but i n the trisl he was acquitted. Andt h e police even admitted t o have seen strange l i g h t s on xhe rilghtsfollowing t h e eccidunt . The i n s ~ r a i i c ccorn )any paid with rcsistc?.nce a l lc a r damages, a p p ~ r c n - t l yb e l i e v m g t h e bojr word.Source and Credit: A230 YEXICO, Apartauo P o s t a l 1978 Mexico 1, D-P.,Mexico a s reported by Claude E. Elmes. S d i t o r f s Note: A long de-t a i l e d account of the cbovc i s given i n t h c March-Amil i s s u e of FLY-I N G SAUCER RTVIRW, 49a Kings Grove, London, 8 . E. 15.Our Apolokies!. k/e g0ol"c.d ~,;lln--aid zyol,,lze t o North J-kk;ol;a f o rseeitling t o exclude it from the United b t a t c s . T h i s s e c t i o n 1s f o rUFO r e p o r t s from out of the States, and t:le WcstLope, 1. D,,s t o r yshould have appeared elsewhere, How m2ny of GUT sharp-eyzd readersspotted t h i s before we did?P i l o t s Observe UP0 Over SpainA UFO emitting a powerful red l i g h t was observed by Captain JaimeOrdovas, co-pilot ~ u g u s tl n Curvaja.1 and Flight Engin-er JOSCCucnca , ofI b e r i a A i r l i n e s , during a f l i g h t from Pzlna, 1%jorca, t o the Spanlshrnainlmd, a t % 9 : 1 5p.m. Feb, 25, The object followed t h e plane fromMajorca, t o Spain, thcn descurlded close t o the ground, csccnded anddisappeared, ( c r e d i t : UFO INVESTISATOB, NIZAP publication)
  • 19. . .Saucer Announces New ArrivalOne of the most clever b i r t h announcements we have seen i s thel i t t l e " f l y i n g saucer" announcing the a r r i v ~ ~ lof Barbra Kay a t thehome of John and Kathy Schuessler z t 1 1 ~ 4 1a.m. June 6th.We j u s t c a n t r e f r a i n from pointing out t h a t the a r r i v a l of t h i sl i t t l e charmer f r o n outcr space.was nerrlded by t n e spectacul2.rdisplay of flaming objzcts across, I~Ijsso~iriand I l l i n o i s skies, the,evening of June 5th!For the .benefit of our new r e ~ d ~ r sfrom the UPOKC JOURliSAL, TkeSchuessler i s an o f f i c i a l consultant t o APRO, Co-Chairman of theM ~ S S D U ~ ~Section APE@, Dircictor of the UFO Study Group of GreaterSt. Louis and a member of the SKYLOOK s t a f f , He i s a senior designengineer with McDonnell-Douglc s Astron.q,uti c s Co. i n S t . Louis znd,with h i 3 f:-lmil-y, r e s i d e s .ot OIPallon, PGo.-----Walt Andrus to Spc2.k i n TulsaThis i s t o remind our Oklahoma r c ~ l d e r stht~i;Walt h d r u s , Co-Ch:;ir-man of the I l l i n o i s Section of APRO, w i l l adGress t h e Okl:xhom Set-t i o n of kPRO i n Tulsa, Friday eveliing, July 25th a t t h e i n v i t a t i o n ofM r , &fight L. Dauben, Director.Walt w i l l give on i l l u s t r a t e d lecture "1TPO1~--l?~~to r F : m t ~ s y ~which i s c e r t a i n t o be well received,The meeting w i l l begin a t 7:30 p.m. and will be held at theGilcrease Museum, which seats 300 people. Mr. Dauben i s prolnotingpublicity and a good attendance i s expected,UFO Picnic a t Carlyle, Ill.Mrs. Rosetta Holmzs, our Carlyle, I l l . , f r i e n d 2nd r e ,orter, de-cided t o sponsor a picnic f o r ufologists on Bunday, June 29, m d h e rsukgest i o n met with suzh enthusiastic r,>si)onse, the l i t t l e - p i c n i cidec h2s grown i n t o a big meeting with gi,i.st sp?akers, press, radio1*>*ourinnd Illi;/lois UYO o r g m i ~ d t i o n sand possibly TV coverage . klincw i l l be represelited at the zeet;ng t o be h a d a t the Carlyle Reser-v o i r Lzke, s i x n i l c s c a s t of Carlyle.W c l l l expect a f u l l re,mrt of thc m e t i n g f o r our next issue ofS1(YL00h9 a s it occurs too h , t e i n the month t o be included b3rei.n.-----pi id west^ UFO Network Meeting Hq8 Good Press.....-.. . . . .. .. . . .. ... .

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