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    Mufon ufo journal   1970 2. february - skylook Mufon ufo journal 1970 2. february - skylook Document Transcript

    • -YEAR - $4.00 - . C 0 P Y.35::Blaze of .Light Shbo%.s-Up from C i r c l eMidwest UFO D i r e c t o r Lauds End of Blue BookSeucer Study t o Continue...-Strznge Happenings i n New York S t z t ec h i l d Spanked f o r R,eport,ing Strange bb j c c ~--Repeats S t ~ r y42 Years L a t e rPlpne? UFO?>War Time S i g h t i n g Reported i n I t a l i a n P u b l i c a t i o nBright Meteor Seen ,Over,Lcrge ~ r e a) ,1878 Saucer ReportFteegulzr ~ e 2 t G e s.by .Staff Writxrs1 a. - - - .I More I . .t e l l it a s -it.is." r .SKYLOOK is t h e O f f i c i a l Pubiicd:;ion of ths ?didwest UFO Ne::;xk, -The , ? d d r e s s i s SKyT.WK, Box- 129: it,ci.erp ~ o ,-65078.-- - - , . . . .- .- . - . -.. - -
    • . ., .. , With t h e E d i t o r;. .. .... . . , - - ., . .~-I n t h e November i s s u e , our e d i t o r i a l was concerned w i t h The E~prn:?Within--the c u l t i s t s and gimm?ck w r i t e r s , ufo1ogy1s camp follow^^^^William J . F i n c h , a: f r e e l a n c e w r i t e r , commented on t h e e d i t o r i n :. -, ,and added soile thoughts cf h i s GWi: cn w r i t i n g which we believ: ::! of i n t e r e s t t o o u r readerr;. ,~?..1we c ~ ~ ~ l d n ~ tt h i n k of a b e t t e r spvk tna:t h i s t o f e a t u r e MF, Finch,, l 1 I t o o e n j o y s c i e n c e f i c t i o n ; he writes " b u t g r e a t l y p r ~ P e rf?.:tu.-u a l i t y i I am i n complete ag;?eern~.~Lth:A each has i t s place b ~ cr:;!l(:?~:lLd.. .b e pqop.ec.ly: $pb,eled. There i s eno:,g!: C C S T ~ P S based i).j:.~:~nancept,.:~:.?. :,e v e n thouph n o t n e c e s s a r i l y pro-uable, evidence t o givas kritkrs surfSIc1 "e n t rnaterihl f o r w r i t i n g . . . . ."The confusion i n t h e UFO i n v e s t i g a t i o n i s t h e rssclt of a v i c i o u sc i r c l e , H u n g ~ yw r i t e r s , pressured e d i t o r s ar,d g u l l i b l e r e a d e r s , Ls u g g e s t t h a t UFO a r t i c l e s ( i n c l u d i n g my-own) be checked by read,ers andi f t h e y f i n d f a l s e c l a i m s , ~1.s Mike J a f l 2 d i d , t h a t l e t t e r s be w a r i t t e nt o t h e e d i t o r s informing thzm, T h i s will t i g h t e n e d i t o r i a l p o l i c y ,a s s i s t i n g i n e l i m i n r t i o n of c r e a t i v e w r i t i n p i n s t e a d of f a c t u a l repopt-ing.On t h e o t h e r hand, some p u b l i e h e r s , a c i t l y encol-rage t h e a d d i t i o q ,of f a n t a s y i n o r d e r t o embellish t h e f a c t s with,more excitement ande n t e r t a i n m e n t , w h i l e packaging t h e whole a s !trtle M r . Fir:ph wrot?of h i s own experience w i t h a p u b l i s h e r who expressed inter.,e::~. i n a.r - -a r t i c l e : h e ( F i n c h ) wrote and suggested he w r i t e a book basedfon h i sllnovel iueaT1and t o inc,l:d e ,cas,e h i s t o r i e s - . F,lnch ,r-e.pli.ed h i s , r e pwas n o t a llnovel idea" b u t a T ~ ~ c t u b lexperience and no case hi:.:;oriezcould be compiled. The p u b l i s h e r immediately l o s t i n t e r e s t ,. isif. Finc.w r o t e , ?Iam q u i t e c e r t a i n t h a t 1 could have pushed t r i p e o f f onto t h i :e d i t o r end had a book published,19M r . Finch w r i t e s a r e g u l a r column l!E.S,..P.. ,A.nyblone,?" f.or..t?:?iilEEKL.Y. , . .AMERICAN and s e n t u s a c l i v ~ i n gof thkD.ec, 1%. 196.9c.ol-&:~ ~hic:::~.::.:I.-cluded mention of SKYLOOK and t h e Midwest UFO ~ e t w o r k ,and we a p p r e c j * .t h e f a v o r a b l e p u b l i c i t y which has r e s u l t e d i n r e q u e s t s f o r sample col- *-and some new s u b s c r i p t i o n s .N r . Finch w r i t e s , ?Iam i n t e r e s t e d i n any s t o r i e s of t h e unusualand welcome l e t t e r s ::: ::: ::: a t t h e p r e s e n t time I am r e s e a r c h i n p t h e v a r -i o u s communications t h a t a r e rer,zived through any ?earls c;!lcgcdly frr:nr %UFOs.11 (You may w r i t e him a t 5519 N. 3 5 t h D r i v s , r -l-?enix, Arizona ,8,t 19, - , A t thi.s time he i s a l s o i n v e s t i p a t i n p a r e n o r t OF a -UFO ~ . x p l o s i . o ~ ~n e a r Phoenix. He s ~ ~ y s :"1 s m t r u l y dipging i n t o t h i s one b u t i f andwhen it i s w r i t t e n , you can b e t t h e clairls cz)n be i n v - ? s l ; i ~ , ~ t c d .Thew i t n e s s t e l l s of b e i n g held by t h e FBI f o r f o u r davs, I t l i hzue t h es t o r y from t h e i r s i d e i f i t can be obtained. It may be d e n i e d , b u t , ,o t h e r f a c t s w i l 1 , i n d i c a t e whether o r n 0 t . a cover-up i c !-eing u.ed,llM-y p e r s o n a l p o l i c y is t o r e p b r t my f i n d i n g s and 1 L ,-. P L ~ ? reau(Continued on n e x t page)
    • With t h e E d i t o r ( c o n t i n u e d )r e a c h h i s own conclusions. I attempt t o w r i t e s o t h a t t h e c a s u a l ca-nenjoy t h e s t o r y and t h e t h i n k e r czn u t i l i z e t h e data."R e f e r r i n g again t o t h e SK;rImOOKe < i , t o r i a l , he s a y s , "Again I e7r?.on3.~ c o n g c a t ~ l a t j s r ~ ~I Q ycu, Yo:l I : . . ) ~ n - , ~ y .y . : ~ have expressed onlf Yoxrp e r s o n a l opinior! snd convict^.;^;^ D1.t r e s t a s s u r e d your thought is 7 . : ~ "p o r t e d by maryo:,We tchank M r , Finch f o r v r i A;n s . R;I.~. v7e WOU? d 1 j . k t o h e a r the: resuli.of h i s i n v e s t i g a t i o n of t h e -I,,~.,~:.?siscl,SKYLOOK--Off icj.aT h b l i c a t i o n of t h e ?!?awest !:"O f:ctt -,?kD i r t o r - - Allc:l Utkj, P!i7Consultant .,nd ~ssista::. Prof-essoi- of Chemistry a t t h e W1;~-orI~.:.nS t z t e ~ n i v e r s i t ~ r ,lsh!;osh,- ,Edi~or-landPub1 isher--Mrs. Norma, E; S h o r t , Box 129, S t o v e r , ~o.,6507$Staff--Ted P h i l l i p s , J r . , Reporter and F e a t u r e W r i t e r , Box. 615, Se.dalia,Mo., 65501John F. S c h u e s s l e r , APRO Consultant and D i r e c t o r - o f UFO Studyi Croup. bf Gbezter S t . - L o a i s , P , 0. Eox 9 ) OTFallcfl, Moo 63366, - Walte:. Andrus, J r . , Chairman I l l i n o i s S e c t i o n APRO ?rid, I l l i n o i sS t a t e D i r e c t o r of Midwes~UFO Network, 4.0 Christopher Court, -Quincy, I l l . , 62301.. : Luc~iusF a r i s h , Ufologjr H i s t o r i a n a nd W r i t e r , Route 1?Plumervillq;, . Ark., 72127, IS p e c i a l Contributors--Given c r e d i t a s t h e i r a r t i c . l e s 8 a p p e a r ,S u b s c r i p t i o n : $4,00 p e r y e a r , published every mon3h. Sample cony-:35$Send-check o r moneyorder r;2 SKYLOOK ( o r Noma E, S h o r t 1Box 129, S t o v e r , Mo., 65038,. Policy: To s e p a r a t e f a c t from faiitasy. To t h e be$; ,of our kniwledge,m a t e r i a l used is from r e l i a b l e s o u r c e s , To t h e hest, cf o r, a b i l i t y , we t e l l i t a s it is. We r e s p e c t a n hones; 6if,fel-enf:e- . :of opiniorL, and .each s t a f f . member exy,resse.s h i s own views,. - -Pgrmiss5on t o Use Material--granted, provide-d f u l l c r e d i t is g i v e nby using SKYLOOK, Box 129, Stover MI). a s source... .: cRepor-t~:Wanted--We welcome..UFO r e p o r t s . , ~ c v s p ~ p e r :c ~ i ~ ~ i n . g d . a . n d. . . ., . ,Setter%,- Ma t e r i z 1.wial-1-be r e t u r n a i 3nly i f you r(s7;.1e,r.t:.;am?, -4,7,1copy ., A ., . should. reach :us.;by t h e : 23th. &f t h e mon+,h. CSYLOOK "- "~n t 3 e r:iil. . .:on o-r bef0r.e .t&:..;?Elt;h.andshou~ld r e a c h .you .~~jr"~h-$.firi$tof; t h e ..- .. .- . . . -~ . , . . .. . . . ,.. .. .. , . . . . . . . .. .ca.lendar ,mont-h,d a t e .of issiie .;. . .; If vou a r e moving--d,onTt f o r g e t to- send us your change of adciress a s -t h i r d c l a s s mail- i s n a t forwarded. t-You w i l l be n o t i f i e d when vcur s ~ b s c r i ; : ~ : l o f i _ o x p i r e s ,- -T e l l o t h e r s ypu r e a d it i n SKYLOOK!
    • NO. 27 ; 3 ; ~ ~ 0 6 i ( - - - : February . 157.0 ~ l a z eof Light Shoots. J.p f r o m - C i r c i e on ~ ~ a r k sForm----------------__._.___-__--_-__-__--_-."--------------------------.----.---,-~-~M r . and Mrs. X (name i n SFYLOOK f i l c s ) o m r a t e a b u s i n c s s i n a s m a l ltown i n t h e Missouri Ozarks arid t h e y 11-.re i n a country home o f f HLgh1~~a:-No. 135. I t s an o r d i n a r y f ~ r ma r e a w i t h woodqd h i l l s , open rn-.adol~5?a c r e e k running a c r o s s t h e p r o p e r t y , and a farm house w i t h a scer-ic, view t h a t i s n o t a t a l l "ordinaryq;, o u t a c r o s s t h e v a l l e y and r o i i i n gh i l l s ., There is .something e l s e d i f f e r e n t about t h i s f i r m too--on a !-eve1s p o t on a g e n t l e s l o p e l e a d i n g down t o t h e crkr:k, t h t r e i s a r l J r l e ,70 f e e t i n d i e m e t e r , where n o t h i n g grows but a e d - l o o k i n g g r s s ~ ; )cliitht h e appeerance of having been swept over by fire---? s t r o r ? ~ .c o n t r a s ti n summer to t h e l u s h green surrounding it. Tlie c i r c l e i s avoided byfarm a n i m ~ l sand wild l i f e a s shown by t h e t r a c k s t h 2 t edge t h e c i r c l e ,b u t never c r o s s i t , a s c a t t l e e t c move down t h e otherwise wooded s l o p et o the c r e e k .M r . and Mrs. X discovered t h e c i r c l e s h o b t l y r f t e r t h e y moved t o t h ef a r m > ? b g u t f o u r t e e n y e a r s ago, and the,y d o n t know i f t h e former ownerswek,e.aware of t h e c i r c l e o r how f a r back it d e t e s . They f r e q u e n t l y v i s i tt h e s p o t t o ponder over whzt caused i t 2nd w h y i t seems t o r e p e l e v e r yl i v i n g t h i n g . j I- Grass does grow i n t h e c i r c l e , Mrs, X t o l d y o u r * e d i t o r , b u k J i t neverg e t s mbrc t h a n a few inches,above ground and always b e e r s t h a t g r a y ,a s h - l i k e appearance. "It j u s t looks l i k e i t s covered w i t h z s h e s youcould bruih-away w i t h your hznd," s h e s a y s ,b i g g i n g i n t o t h e c i r c l e d i s c l o s e d nothing unusual, b u t Mrs. X i n s i s t st ~ e + ei s a "hollow soundtt when spsde s t r i k e s . t h e s o i l .snd rock.About t h r e e y e a r s ago something happened which c-used M r . and Mrs, Xtowonder even more about t h e i r , c i r c l e ,It was a summcr evening, and neighbors, about two m i l e s d i s t a n t , s 2 wa sudden whoosh of b l a z i n g l i g l l t and f h m e shoot up i n t o t h e sky fromwhat t h e y b e l i e v e d t o be t h e X farmhouse, not v i s i b l e f r o n t h e i r homebecause oT t r e e s . Jumping i n t o t h e i r c a r , t h e y sped toward t h e X homeu n t i l t h e y reached s p o i n t where t h e y c o l ~ l ds e e t h e hbuse w p s i n t a c t ,Then f e e l i n g it must have been mother fzrm hone i n l i n c with the X farma l t h o th,ey had been s u r e t h e b l a z e hed been from t h e X home, t h e y wenton t o d i s c o v e r t h e o t h e r house too. was tlnhzrmed, There were no r e p o r t s- of f i r e i n the v i c i n i t y , and a s f a r a s is known, o n i y t h e s e neighborssaw t h e s t r 8 n g e , f i e r y l i g h t t h a t s h o t up i n t o t h e sky t h e t n i g h t .D e s c r i b i n g what t h e y had seen t o M r . and Mrs. X , t h e y s a i d "it l o o k r dl i k e a house on f i r e without any smoke i n t h e flemes." Going t o t h ec i r c l e which t h e y f e l t must have bee,n t h e p o i n t of t a k e c f f , t h e y f o u n in o t h i n g unusuzl o t h e r t h a n t h e body of a deed hzwk j u s t over t h e l i n ei n t o t h e eshy c i r c l e , S i n c e ther,, N r s , X ~ d m i t ss h e feels 2 l i t t l e un-, ,e a s y evcry time she c h e c k s 011 t ! : ~r i r r l e ?c r=ne i f ;~nx-+:ins11.:.; chznpcd,It lrerneins t h e .;z.ne,
    • 1947 Colorado S i g h t i n g Reported By Ted P h i l l i p sA f t e r r e c e i v i n g a l e a d from Nr, Brt E p s t e i n , APRO f i e l d invest!.g2tc--i n S t . L o u i ~ ~t h i s e;ri-ter talkccl t o ;,ie owner and o p e r a t o r ~f t h e f i 2 g ~ . .S e r v i c e Station, ; s c z ~ e d a t Odessa; X i s s o u r i .< " ,The owner s a i d t h z t on J u l y 10: 1?!+7, he 2nd h i s w i f e were d r i v i n gfrom Denver, Colorado, t o Wycming wk22 ?,hey saw two s i l v e r discrj r ; hemorningsky . The o b j e c t s , which a,>7cLqred like two s z u c e r s vit:: 13 c:::,;~on t h e upper, seccf on, were seen mss-icg slo1,v;y i n a ciearlsk;r,, - ,;::?-were i n s i g h t ab3-L f i v e minutes a s ( : ~ 2follovi2d t h e o t h e r .- The o b s e r v e r end h i s w i f e heard 2. rep6r.t i!f t h e b b j e c t s czrr:.eri 57a Cheyenne, Wyoming r a d i o s t a t i o n . More i n f o r z a t i o n i s b e i n g so::~ht,... - r> -Midwest UFO Network D i r e c t o r Lauds End bf P r o j e c t Blue ~ o o k The Decatur ( I l l . ), Research Committee on U F O s r a g e r d s t h e . c l o s i n g .o f t h e ~ i r , - ~ o r e e s ! sProjec%.Elue Book 2s a s t e p forward i n U F O - r ~ s e z r z h .- I I. . . ._ . . . . . . . , . , . . y . - .:--.< .-I . . . . ^" A l l the. agency d i d w 2 s t o accumulate r e p o r t s ;nd.any gooh . r e p o r t s ..d i d n t remain i n f i l e s .. but. were t u r n e d over t o . s e c r e t grqu??,! s a i d. . . ,.......Le,onard. S t u r m , ..chcirman of :the ..Decatur Researkh ~ornn,iitte.e-on..UF.OsM r . Stllrrn an engineer with t h e I l l i n ~ i sP q y ~ r Cornp,S,nyand ...,S t s t q. . $kcition. .D i r e c t o r astern I l l i n o i s ) of t h e Midwe55 IJFO Netwdrk, w 2 s beingintervie.wed by. a , s t s f f .w r i t er--on:"The Decatur Review7! ?nd - ; t h i s. . . , ::epor";. . .-is. . t a k e n. fr.orn.:the,.J,an. . 7 t h , edicion of t h e .ne1dsp5p&r, , . ., -. .. . . . . .. . . . . .,-I",.+S.turm S ~ i d- t h & s e c r e t grbups zre. government e b e n c i e s t h a t e r i ifives-t i g , a t i n g UFOs and ;has been informed of th-ese groups.,through.i-ntervi-ewe- .._ . . ....,, h e l i z s hah.with. . o f f i c i a l s i n . . . . . . ., . ,. a .. I I .. .!.. , . . ., .llProj e c t Blue E ~ o knever did: a n y t h i n g about a s o l u t i o n - 5 o t h e proble;-:l, of UFiOs.,-l1Siturm.s a i d ,-He s t a t e d , t h s t .civili.c?n.rese.archers sr,d .s.ci?en!tisti.I .- .bellev.e t h e c10s.i.n~of- t:he :agency is:I ."the. .best, . ,thing. t h z t.. . h i s ..ha.~p&ne.d,e7i. . I . . I . _. . _ . _. .with 1.t~p.eriodi.c news rel.eases .on, UFOs t h e Air;.Forceage,ncy c r e . a t da -c,olnfusing s3tUat.ion., he s z i d . I n its news r e l e a s e s .the .,agency would ,say t h a t -95"per c e n t of r e p o r t e d UFOs w e r e cases o f ; mis$?&n ;iaeri;t???,-,cation.. "But t h e . o t h e r f i v e per c e n t .would a l s o -be.:cyas-s-iFied.<ntl-isi; .-. . . .ssme .category of UF.0 ,.ll, Sturm s a i d , , ., . . . . . . .. . . . .. - 3 . . . . ;. . .. . . . . . . I . ..- ,. . .. .,:, , .~ _ .--. - - tHe s a y s h i s i n t e r e s t i n UFOs d a t e s from a r a d i o : &ws ktbry hk h&rdon a Sunday-. i n June, Z955.e The stc-r-y-s!.le,-Scdly..was..fi , l € d . . . .b y . t h e :1~!- . .t e .,. . . . . . .columnist ;Dorothy-Kil,ga.llen w h i l e .sh,e.wzs i n England.,. . . ... -. :. . . . . . . -. . . . . . ._ , . __ _ . _ - - - . - . . ,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . .- --. . . . . . . . .. . -- .. - .%he: Giys t>ke-n t c gn: English Air~ o r c e.bzse n d shown a Slv5rig-:s-guderth& h z d landed, a u t o m & t i ~ r l l y s f ~ e r ,. . b e i n g. h i t. i n sn,+ce b y :- . . . ..m%teors,j? ~. ., Sturnis~id:. . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . 7. . .. . . . . .. ,lr~t::t&,bas.eshe w i s a l s o shown t h e prc-s~ r v e dbodies of { ~ ~ v c n . h e n ..-who hzd been :in t h e sauccr-,. .- They_ w e r e , ?bout -4 ~Li;.:fcet- -wj.t:?-. . . . ..blI-!-C-khair :+nd looked l i k e .people l€ss . t h m 40 y e z r s o f age:.il1.h e s 2 i G ... .. .. . . . .. -, - .,-. . . . - .. . . .St.urrn s a i d +:.kt,onlv 2 s i n g l e Americ2n varier: a Nevr ;:-r1r carr-ie( i.5-1t i r u ~ doa -next page /;. . .-
    • i If S a u c e r t Study t o C ~ n t i n u 6C h i c s p ~D-lily News, Dec. 29. 1949 c e r r i e d t h e f o l l o w i n g w r i t t k - - .by i t s sci%l;-,e e d i t @ - , Artkur 3 , S;:*der: under a four-column he? . l i wused above. . ,Boston--.A rnr 5 e r v a t i v e ?.- .3-ono.rr:r; ?!r~ctr,l o f two o b s e r v ~ t o r i~2p r o f e s s o r znd,. .12irman of ;h? as I - O ~ L L-ny depzl-t,rnent a t Northwc -.itU n i v e r s i t y , dapper J. Allen Hyn?l.s first f l ~ u n t i n gof orthodoxy weswearing a g o a t e e v e a r s b e f c r e i t was f a s h i o n ~ b l s ,. . .P a r t i c i p s t i n g i.n a p a n e l discussior? - . ~ u r d z yb e f o r e t h e A ~ ~ r i , c a nAssn. f o r t h e Advancement o f Science, Hy-nek s a i d he w i l l kontiliue hi..i n t e r e s t , . n o m z t t e r how it may c o r p r o m i s e , h i s p o s i t i o n w i t h t h e s c i e a -t i f i c e s t a b l i s h m e n t. - OF Northwestern,"No one h a s mzde Fny suggestion t o me t h z t I d r o p my i n t e r e s t i n t h e. s u b j e c t , 1 1he s a i d i n an i n t e r v i e w . " I n f s c t , t h e b o ~ r do f t r u s t e e s -asked me t o c d d r e s s them on t h e s u b j e c t of UFOs.". .Allowing f o r r e p o r t s from c r a c k p o t s , c u l t i s t s , h o i x t e r s visibna:-<cs 5f a n a t i c s and t h e deluded, t h e r e is s t i l l 2 s m a l l r e s i d u e oif a h s e r v a t i o c sby c r e d i b l e w.itnesses-?round t h e world s t i l l unexplained ;by. the-, Condog J.r e p o r t , Hynek d e c l a r e d ,>To s h u t t h e doors of scientiflz-investigation. ~ n dt o b a r di:cussio:i n t h e s c i e n t i f i c j o u r n a l s i s d q d o r a b l e , he i n s i s t e d :- . ,Hynek s ~ y she has a l w ~ y sbeen a n 110rgani7?tionmc?n" and h a q he n o t ,been asked by t h e A i r Force 2 1 y e a r s ago t o i n v e s t i g ~ t esome s i p h t i r g s :he mieht s t i l l be a s much a s c o f f e r 2s most of h l s orthodo7 c o l l e a g ~ e s ,T . 1 ..," I t i s e e s y t o , b e down on w h ~ tyou a r e n o i up on,".he s z i d . "Un.ee?one g c t s h i s hands d i r t y , it w i l l b e , l o g i c z i t o regardTUFO1ss s . n o n s p .-. . - .... . . . . . . . . .- .< . r . .. The -pme-l- d i s c u s s i o n , which c o n t i n u e d a d+y.knd a; h n l f , b r o u g h t. . tg,. . . . . .gethe-r. 13 : s c i e n t i s t s w i t h. . a wide spectrum_ ... of. -;views._ . I . : . " .. 5, ,. 4 .. c . :, ,. . .: . . . , . - , . , , . . . . . . : . . . . . .? . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . t . . , - : I ! .- . ~ . -; 1 Astronorntr Thornton Psge prcgj-am c h s i r m n , said DI.. ~ d w z r d H-. :Con?~:of t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Colorado. 2:ithor o f t h e repc:;.-t.; n o t onLy ijeclinediny%$,$.tj--on;to.pi)rtic:ipate b u t sought ;LC:prgvent.,.t h .: ,symposium--even tc,the: d e g r e e of a s k i n g i n t e r v e n t i o n : by : v i r.- p i esid.,ent:Ci:iro T.,. Agne~:,.,,-~_. . . . .1 ". . . .. . . . - . . .. . . _ . - - - . , .. . .. . . . . . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . ., . - . A - .- .. . . -Cpndph-r e p o r t e d l y . f e e l s he h s s :.writaert.2 clef i n i t i v e .s t k d y &d t h a tput:t?ng t h e s u b j e c t -on t h e .program. . , o f -a ;;reslige s o c i 2 t y i , , ~ u l d , o n l y . g i v e.. - , .. 2 -,a5d and:-comfo r t . t o .d , i s s e n t e r s . - - , . : ... .. Wo of Cbndonts a s s o c i z t e s i n t h e study: k . ~ r s n i l : ~ n -RO& a n d D l c. W i l l i s m H a r t m a n , i n .general supported h i s . ~ o n c l n s i o n s .. ncect,. hcwever,dismissed- t h e . rominos -argument cf..ortbocje:-:y t h ? t pn -3 ~ f :.:.- no;:.::- .-.l r s l - g . :: . - . ; - : . t . e , l e . s ~ c o p e s . . h a ~ ~ , n ~ ~ ~ c r.seen- a YF.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. -.. .!c2rlti.nueG ~ l nn e x t pnge - :. . . . .- .. .
    • .-.-...__.-: .g. . . - ;i ............ ......... . . .. . . . . . ..?:... ..:- . . f .. . --, .* -. - ---. .* ._ , : . , r. . . . . . .. .:. : . ..- . . . . . . .! . . . . , . . . -Si,ucer Study t o continue . - (c.ont,i.nr~ecl,). . . . . ., :. . . . . . .. . ............... ...-. .._ -_ ....._.......... . . . . . . . -. . -. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . , , : .c . I . -. . . . .. A l l 310 astronomicel talescop;s . of t h e world cover 1gks"than..on.e+. . .one-hundredth: of o ~ , e , :per; cent bf, .th. sky, Roach s i i d . On t h e o t h e r :., :,:. *hand, D r . .%:erlnethH~I-:* s a l d thY no , :ir:>shzve been, s i g h t e d i n f i v ?. . . . . .. . .y e a r s of r a d a r o p e r a t i o n .at.WalLaps 7 s h n d . . . , . . . .. .. ,Menzel s z i d most object:.; a r e nothing mcre t h a n f l o c k s ,of b i r d s - o~i n s e c t s , and even windblown pzper, a ~ dt h e o t h e r s cen be e x p h i n e d byatmospheric physics, I I1n Hynekts corner w ~ sProf. Jcmes C , McDonsldof t h e U n i v e r s i t y ofArizon?, who s s i d scrience has been i n d e f a u l t i n t h e 22 y e e r s of t h eA i r , ForceTs P r o j e c t Blue Book, t h e UFO s u r v ~ i l l ~ n c eprogram r e c e n t l ydiscontinued. ,. i -, .~ h einadequacy of i n v e s t i g s t i o n h ~ snot been due t o s n Air Forcec o n s p i r ~ c ybut r a t h e r t o incompetence, McDonald s a i d .. . . . .7 . 1 - . . , .Prof; ~ o b . ~ k t .9 ~ ~ i l , b e h a v i o r s l . .s ~ i s n t i s ta t the Chicago C i r c l e czrnpusof, :&%$ ~ i ~ ~ e r s it y .d f I.lli.n,bi,s., r.emind-kd t h e group the t orthodox s c i e n t.. . -..ists have been wrong before. i n . - r e f u s i n g t o open - t h e i r minds-to-.whzt.. . .. , . .. . .a , - HB a g r e e d : w i t h ~ ~ n e kt h e r e ireion8 h2rd-core :iep6rts t h b t . s t 2 r i 6 : , -u p b e t t e r than, msny c o u r t c s s e ~ . , :a s f ~ ra s witness- .( .reliability. . goez,. . . -a. .. - , .. ,,.E d i t o r s. Comment: It seems: s i g n i f i c a n t t h a t M r . s n i d e r , i n . r e p o r t i n g panel::dislc&sior;;,~g i v e s m o r e emphssis t o Dr. Hynek 2nd o t h e r s c i e n t i s j t sf a v o r i n g f u r t h e r , ,s t h d y of t h e . U,FOphenomem ,- rzthcr than ic~pIyi.i?g t h es t u d y i s .a closed . . . . . . .book because o f , , t h e Condon Report ;?nd t h e cess-atlonof"Pro:ject: B.lue Book. .. . . . . .. . . .<, - , ; -., . ? . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . ,. . : . . . ..- , .. . . . .- . ~ a l t ~ n d k & seht i n t h e above a r t i c l e , e l s o a c , l i p p i n g from t h et.tSanJose; Mercury-Neyiktl. i f . ) of Jan. 4, 1970,) w h i c h o l s o quote?. Hynek and MqDoe5.1dte-t;dlb..3rid.goes,on-t o g t a t e : . ttSovi&t-hewspapers .havepublished s t o r i e ~t h a t ~ R u s s i ; n : ~ s c i e n t i s t sa r e . doming:a-o~nd.t o t h ent h e o r y , t h e r e might.b,e UFOs,. lhey quote t h e i r s c i e n t i s t s a s observingtrl-&t.UFOs behave, sensibly., matntaining 2 p e t t k r n i n g r o ~ ~ p f c F m a t i o nf l i g h t s . They a r e ,most: of t e n s p b t t e d bver c i r f i e l d s ,:atoin2.c energy , .... i n s t a l l a t i o n s and!o.th-er:v i t z l gov~rnrnents i t e s , Russian s c i e n t i s t s have. . . , ,- claimed. - . , . . . . . ."The mostrecknt irlvestiec?tions by +,he SovietAcademy of ,Sciencesi n d i c p t e d t h e T u n ~ u s k vm e t e o r i t e o f 19b7 swms t o hpvc been m a r t i f i - The newspFper D r . C ? r l Szpan, Cornell University astronomyp r o f e s s o r , i n s z v i n g t h ~ tif t h t . e?r!,;~i s being watched by ~ t l ~ l ~ ~ s ,"itwould be f o l l y t o i g n s r e it. . It ~ s - n ~ tbeyond hues+,ion th;+, we colildbe v j s i t e d O t t
    • Newspper R e 7 c r t e r Becomes I n t e r e s t e d i n UFgc>R e l a t e s S t r a n g e Happenings i n New Y o x S t a t e t- --- --I L s t- IE d i t o r s Note: The f o l l o w i n g ;irtF~;ie was w r i t t e n by Bob C & - r a ~ ; w r i t e r f o r t h e " E u i f a l ~Evenins New, ," B u f f a l o , N. Y e and appezred Y P : ~ .21, 1969. Thanks t o Devid J. ~Gras,Research Consultant f o r UrOkHB, :s:sendinp it t o us.Maybe avou heard about t ! ~ eb l ? s t s a t t h e Howzrd Lacey f a r m iiirVenj.?e,which i s n e a r I t h a c a . For two y e a r s : a n y s t e r i m s e x p l o s i o n fia-p,<c.=d ;-.I -on t h e land betweea 1 2 and 12:35 AT! or) No7, 12. L a s t y w r nothic-, Ldppa"I .ed. The n e x t - d a y between 1 2 2nd 12:?-;t h e e x p l c z i o n came, &lle;-someones a i d : "Of c o u r s e :it was a day 1 2 t e . T h i s is a i c q ye?:-." :- , - >So t h e o t h e r day a couple o f thousand people came t o t h e L x e y farint o s e e t h e n e x t explosion. Again t h e r e was no e x p l o s i o n , And, o f c o u r s emany of t h e people who were t h e r e s a i d it was e i l a f a k e .a xN a t u r a l l y thi.s&piquedmy curiosifty and I d i d some di.ggingb:And my-p a t h l e d me t o a man named Larry Moyers, t h e president of t h e Akron, O . ,,Unident-ified F l y i n g GObjects and F l y i n g S a u c e r s I n v e s t i g a t i n g Committee,. -, 1 . ."of course w e c a n r t b e s u r e , " L a r r y s a i d . "But w e have toana1yze.-t h i s . There w ~ sa team from C o r n e l l and t h c y s ~ i dt h e r e was no evidenceof s ~ m e t h i n g ~ e a r t h l y .No s o r t of e x p l o s i v e s s u c h a s we have.. So- i tc ? n l t b e a hoax, O r , I should s a y , it would be an e l a b o r a t e hcax. Whichw€ have t o doubt.. -"When it happened t h e f i r s t tivie, t h e people a l l s a i d i t was a n i c emeteor. Then it happened a p a i n a t the s ~ m et i m e and vou c a n t f i g u r €t h a t e s a coincidence. The t h i r d . y e a r was off u n t l l we remembered t h a ti t was a h a p y e a r ,1"I .don?t know why t h e y picked t h i s - s p e c i a l s e c t i o n , but t h e r e is t+ll!;abovt ,<a n u c l e r r r e a c t o r a t C o r n e l l , . The people from out. of space may ,Jbe i n t e r e s t e d i n t h a t 2nd t h z t could be t h e r e a s o n f o r t h e i r l ~ n d i n gh e r e ? And, of c o u r s e , vou know t h ~ tt h i s is e v e r y e l e c t r i c area,".. . I. . -. , ,11d i d n t know, h u t I flound out. The ~ ~ o u n t r y s i d eh 2 s ~ h ~ d " s o m e s t r e n ~ cthi-@s going on. One time a woman-im h d r e ~ r ? - y30s w a s X r i v i n g s l o n gand s2w a f l y i n g o b j e c t Zpproachivg h e r czr. Minutes l a t e r t h e car,w;so u t of c o n t r o l and s h e was i n a d i t c h . T h i r ~ y m i n u t e sabfter. -tWt s h e we- .a b l e t o g e t t h e c e r r o l l i n g a g s i n ,. - , 0- , . .A -Zew months l a t e r a n o t h t r worxn ceme a l o n g i n a c a r and saw a> flyingo b j e c t . She wes burned s o -badly s h e had t o s t a y . i n a h c s p i t e l f o r t h r e eweeks. T i l l t h i s day s h e d o e s n t wznt t o t x l k about i t , but th-e-three--people-who were i n t h e c a r w i t h h e r swesr some o b j e c t came .out of t h e skyand a l m o s t h i t then. ,Not t o o f a r from t h e s p o t where t h e f i r s t woman w s s h i t , two farm-boyss a g e n o b j e c t coming i n a t t r e e - t o p l e v e l . . I t g o t t h e 2niinals%er;~-,ejicitea n d - i t a l s o e x c i t e d Allen J. Hynek, a Northwestern U n i v t r d i t y - p r h f e s s o r who W ~ St h e c o n s u l t a n t on U n i d e n t i f i e d F l y i n g Gbj e c t s f o r t h e A5.r Force2f o r some 25 ye4r.s" - - -_ _ _ _ _ . _ -- - ---- -. -(Contin:xd on n e x t page)/-
    • S t r a n g e Hapnenings i n Ncw York State--(Continued)"Animal behavior i s v e r y i n t e r e s t i n g , " Hynek s ~ y s ."Because c ? n i m ~ l sd o n t Xie. Hlimcns m;v b e t c a r r i e d awey by t h e i r i m p i n ? t i o n , b u t anirnsls -j u s t r e a c t O y 1So back t o Venice and Lzrrv Noycrs end t h e next q u c s t i o n i s : "krhydo Oyou supnose t h e y d i d n t show up t h i s ye,-r? Did t h e crowd z f f e c t ch~.::!I c o u l d n l t sq-j," Lerry ansxered. "But I hzve t o t h i n k t h ~ tw c ~ l ~ ?bea!good r.e,ason. Thrv s a y t h e r e were ~ b o ; ~ !200 people w z i t i n g 21; t17c f:. --I, haye -tor, t h i n k tle,re, were c o x , I5any k-12.s cznz over from Wells Cc:!.i.cti n Aurora t o s e e what w2s goinp o:~. ;-hey t o l d us t h ~ tt h e y hzr! l . c - ~knocked o u t o f bed by t h e f i r s t t h r ~ ee x p l o s i o n s and t h c y jUs; w:>il;ed t csee whzt was doing t h i s .d ,llIrow if , t h e r e were any . i n t e l l i g e n t d i r e c t i o n from t h e o u t s i d e : %hepeople--if t h c y , a r e people--involved wokid know t h z t an explosion iilkt h e ones we hrd t h e f i r s t t h r e e ye?rs wcuid k i l l about j90-people, T k a tcould be t h e r e a s o n we d i d n t hzve a l ~ n d i n gt h i s yeF1r."" , ! l S i n c e . t h i s hsppened t h r e a y e a r s i n a row, - w e r m l t t h ~ r epeople c u r li o u s ah&t it bsfore?lV I asked. W e r e t h c r e any w i t n e s s e s b e f o r e t h i sl a s t w a i t ? "llYes., t h e r e were," L i r r y ~ n s w e r e d . vTLesty s i r ebout f o u r neighborsceme overrand t h e y a r e s u r e t h e y saw an o r ~ n g e - r e df i r e b a l l a p r r o ~ c ht h e l a n d i n g s p o t - - . j u s t b e f o r e t h e explosion, They d i d n t s e e iz land.But we men who have been working on t h i s f o r 1 5 ve2rs h ~ v et o b e l i e v et h a t we a r e having v i s i t o r s from o u t e r spece."How e l s e c2n vou e x p l z i n a l l t,hese r e n o r t s ?"And I have t o wonder why t h e r e wwzs no happening t h i s y e a r s t t h e f ~ r .$ e x c e p t t o s a y , a s I d i d b e f o r e , t h - t scme i i t e l l i g e n t d i r c c t o r knew t h a l .500 people would lbe k i l l e d i f t h e y 12nded a s t h e y did, t h e l a s t time."The k s t ttrtje windows m i l e s awzy were blown o u t , The c r c t e r s i n t h eground were big--one of them w ~ sabout 18 f e e t wide and 5 f e e t d e e p .That wes a . b i g f o r c e . And t k r e is no way vou o r anyone e l s e can e x 7 l a i nwhy t h e f i r s t t h r e e e x p l o s i o n s happened w i t h i n 5 minutes of ezch o t h e r ,. l1Th;t c . a n r t be coinbidence."Why d i d M r . L a c e y r s farm become t h e l a n d i n g s p o t ? "No wpy of knowing,Moy,eris answered, Itbut we havc t o f i g u r t t h ~ tt h e r c a c t o r a t C ~ r n e l lhassomething . t o do w i t h it. And Vr. Lacey:s farm hi.s e l o t of a c r e a g e andwould seem, t o b e a good l z n d i n g p l a c e , I 1E d i t o r l s ~ o m r n & t : ~ u rr e a d e r s have probably rezd ;bout t h i s b e f o r e .The I1National Enquirerf1 c a r r i e d an i n t e r e s t i n g r e p o r t 183; qre;r, end. o t h e r a r t i c l e s have been w r i t t e n , ut w e though",oud 1i.k t o add t h i sone t o yow ~ol.lec.tion, a s j t Is a good r e p x t , I n v e s t i g ~ t i o n shzve beenconducted by t h e Army, t h e A i r Force, t h e New York Sta-;e P o l i c e ~ r l dbys c i e n t i s t s frorll C ~ r n e l : 2 n d S ~ P C I I S Pv n i - t e r s i t i e s b u ~t h c ~ h ~ n c m e n arema i n s unexpla ine d,
    • Child Spanked f o r Reporting Strange O b j e c t , . R e p e a t s S t o r y 42 Years Laters-Back i n 1927 whenJCol. Chas. A , Lindbergh f l e w a c r o s s t h e A t l m t i c :a l i t t l e boy f i v e y e a r s o l d , l i v i n g i n West F r a n k f o r t , I l l . , was sen-;t o t h e s t o r e on a , b r i g h t and st,r,ny day i n March o r A p r i l ( h e i s n P t sv:--co f t h e month) and when he g o t back home, his mother spanked *him f o rt e l l i n g a llwhoppert t o e x p l a i n h i s delay.. -On December 26. 1969, t h e s t o r y of what t h e c h i l d had s e e 2 was % t o:.;t o Art Ep:te.in, , ~ i h i lPriecazk ai:d Dat-id Schroth, APRO investiga-Lcrs a::mcmbers of t h e UFO Study GI-cup ~f Grca",r S t , L ~ u i s ,The littl?oi2;r.inow a r e s p e c t e d b u s i n e s s m n , rmembe:-; t h e experience vivid:) 2:-C r e -l a t e d t h e following t o t h e i n v e s t i g a t o r s : , ,The observer ( h e d o e s n t want h i s name used.) was on h i s way -to t h es t o r e one .block from. hi.s home, He happened t o Joo-k t o t h e .west and a- b r i g h t , s h i n y dis-c flzlshed i n t h e sky and he s t o a d t h e r e and watchetd-a s it approached i n h i s d i r e c t i o n ,It came t o a suspended, hovering posit-Ton over t h e house- a c r o s s t h es t r e e t from him, about 100 f e e t distant,. It was a b i g round s p h e r e , almost a s b i g a s the, house it hovered over, He e s t i m ~ t e s - ,rememberingt h e house, t h e o b j e c t , m u s t have been about 4a f e e t .in d i a m e t e r and itseemed t o be made of a perfectly smooth, shiny m a t e r i a l t h a t hecompares t o . s t a i n l e s s s t e e l . No seams o r r i v e t s were k i s a b l e .There was an a t t a c h e d llgondolav underneath.and seemed t o be a p a r tof t h e sphere w i t h no v i s i b l e p ~ r t i t i o n , A s t h e o b j e c t approached, itwas, r e v o l v i n g from r i g h t t o lef:, b u t ceased t h e r e v o l v i n g movement a sit stopped - t o a hovering p o s i t i o n over t h e - h o k e ,He r e c a l l s t h a t f o u r or f i v e p o r t h o l e s around t h e gondola s e c t i p na l l opened up a t t h e same time and t h e , insid.e o f - t h e gondola s e c t i o n appeared t o b e i l l u m i n a t e s . The c o l o r of t h e l i g h t was biue-white l i k e amodern day a r c - l i g h t . .There was no sound d u r i n g t h e e n t i r e s i g h t i n g ,A f t e r hovering over t h e house f o r some, t i m e , t h e o b j e c t d r i f t e d about100 f e e t t o t h e r i g h t and stopped again. A t t h i s p o i n t , t h e c h i l d saw- a L t h i n l i n e o f something t h a t r e f l e c t e d 1igh.t d r o p s t r a i g h t down fbomt h e bottom of t h e o b j e c t . Terms. l i k e glass rodtF o r "pencil-thin" pfpeo r w i r e seem b e s t t o d e s c r i b e t h e l i n e , S o m a f t e r , t h e p o r t h o l e sc l o s e d and i t began t o r o e a t e apainznd departed i n t h e sane d i r e c t i o r .from which it came; The opening and c l o s i n g . of the p o r t h o l e s was com-pared t o t h e iris s h u t t e r of a modern d a y canera,The observer e s t i m s t e s t h e s i g h t i n g l a s t e d about 30 minutes, Heremembers t h a t he observed t h e s n o t t h e o b j e c t hovered -over t h enext day 2nd t h e e r e a : looked a s i f o i l had been poured on t h e groundand had soaked in,,E d i t o r r s Note: M r , E p s t e i n , M r , Priespck ~ n dM r . ~ c h r o t hwere p e s t son "Hot Line9 propram of r a d i o s t 2 t i o n WILY; C e n t r a l l a , I l l . , cn Dec,26.> Q u e s t i o n s a r e telephoned j n t o t h e s t a t i o n and t h e members of t h epanel answer. M r . E p s t e i n informs Gs*arrangements f o r t h m t o a l l p a r ont h e progrzm were i v d e by Mrs. Iirsetta IigSr;,n,;, of C2r;-y2 c , 111, Rosetta-i s a t i r e l e s s worker i n t h e ufolcgy f i e l d :jnd has becnhe a iood f r i e n dof Ye Ed through c o r r e s p o n d e n c c ~We ~ G F G mect h e r i n person some day,- . .
    • , Pl?ne? UFO? . By Robert S m u i l l ~ g ,C;.;: ..*.:,I TIil S"IATE UF3 CLJUPOn Tuesdqy m o r ~ i ! ~ g ,Dec, 2 , 1340 Y r s . N. G. S t ~ r n e ,J r . , of r u r a l1,Hamilton, Iil.; ,was 6-iving noi-tl~.:r~ l a m i l t o n on hiehway 75. 1 ~ 1 ~,driv:e is a l o n p t h c Ivll+-sissi-ppi rlv(*:.e Looking o u t over tk!e water Tks.S t e r n e sawla s m a l l . ( n o t more tilan e i g h t f e e t l o n g ) white p k n e cornii-4toward h e r . She slowed t o a b o z t 3 3 ;4Z1 wondering i f t h e p l z n e wouldh i t h e r c a r a s i t wzs l o v ~ e rt h a n t Y e e t o p l e v e l ,, It banked ov,er ,the c a r and went hack o ~ tovEr t h e w a t e r , headills u;or i v e r . The p l a n e w?s dtoing n o t rncrFB..ha? 29 K?9 a s it"paced t h ~c a r fo:--aLc o u p l e mi-les. No $ n o i s e had been !.?:,rd ;i-.m t h e p l a n e , b~..!Ki.1.. Lhewindows were up i n t h e c a r ,. . Mrs. S t e r n e thought a t t h e time i t was a r a d i o - c o n t r o l l e d rr.Ael be--cause, of i t s s m a l l s i z e . - -She looked f o r a c o c k p i t b u t could s e e n6ne,Also, because she t h o u g h t it might lzr~c!on the w a t e r , s h e looked f o r pontoons b u t i t d i d n o t have any. For t h a t m a t t e r s h e c o u l d n o t s e e anyl a n d i n g g e a r whatsoever. Upon f u r t h e r q u e s t i o n i n g s h e r e a l l y d i d n 7t thin1it had a p r o p e l l e r . T h i s didnlt b o t h e r h e r a t t h e time s i n c e s h e didntt h i n k a red,io-control wouldnetd a n engine. 9 u t a f t e r second t h o u g h t , shtr e a l i z e d , it would h a v e t o have power o f some. type. I t had no i d e n t i f i c a -t i o n oth3er t h a n . a r s m z l l b l u e s t r i p on each wing t i p , and she t h i n k s shesaw a t-hin blue s t r i p e ; len$thwise on t h e body of t h e o b j e c t .- >> 7That evening a s she mentioned t h e p l a n e t o h e r f a m i l y , h e r s o n , Toby,-told of he and h i s f r i e n d s s e e i n g a s m e l l w h i t e plar,e w h i - : a;. s c h o o it h a t day,. It,was::,h.eaded i n t h e d i r e c t i o n of t h e r i v e r , and he a5:>..;xs.:itwas,:>ag l i d e r a s it was j u s t abovo t h e t r e e t o p s . Toby t h o u g h t i.;mipht hzve been a s lonp .as th;&l<~f e e t , but it .wasapproximately f o u rb l o c k s d i s t a n t and h i s mother, who had a c l o s e r l o o k , hzd a b e t t e r c h a ~ ~ it o a e s t i m ~ t et h e r s i z e ; I t must be noted t h ~ l ;two weeks l a L e r when hisf r i e n d s were q u e s t i o n e d , t h e y could n o t r5rem3er ,h?ving se3n i.5,I . -A v e t e r a n f l y e r a t t h e l o c a l ea i r p o r t (Keolmk, I a . ) was q u ~ ~ s t i o n e db u t d i d n o t have any i d e a whzt i t mould b e e x c e p t t h a t c e r $ a i n l y i twas n o t a g l i d e r ; in h i s o p i n i o n ,r -People a t , t h e l o & hobby shop wcre a l s o i n t e r e s t e d , but t h e y d i d no,know anyonc who h2d a r a d i o - c o n t r o l mcdel w;th a c o r r e s p o n d i n g d e s c r i ?t i o n ; The d i s t a n c e it t r a v e l e d ( f r o m n o r t h c a s t o f t h e s c h o o l t o t h er i v e r t h e n a t l e a s t a c o u p l ~of m i l c s up? i v t r ) a l s o scercc.3 t o b e aproblem, a s a r a d i o c o n t r o l must be i n view 3f i t s w p i l o t . 9 qE d i t o r s Note: M r . Smulling added a n o t e , s a y i n g t h e l o c a lpaper had r u n a s h o r t "did anyone see i t e m , b ~ tno z d d i t i o n a l i n f o r -mation was o b t a i n e d ,----------------------------------------------------------------------------------_--_--_ _--_ ---- - _ - -- - -- - -------Ready, Soo-5; OUTERMOST - A new p n b l i c a t i o n by t h e e d i t o r of "Saucers,,---Space &. Science7 where tKe improbabl becomes p a s s i b l z i OctsLantlinga r t i c l e s by well-known UFO w r i t e r s - S h z v t r , B i n d e r , Dean eLc pluse x t r a f e a t u r e s ! Advance o r i c e $13~.Order todoy - make p e ~ a b l et o ::Gene Duplant,ier, 17 S h n t l s n d LC.;. .,C!il:Lc~dzle O n t a r i z , C;aus,-!a,- :-.A::,-,,
    • War Time S i g h t i n g Reported i n I t a l i a n P u b l i c a t i o n( E d i t o r 7 s Note: We a r e g r a t e f u l t o Mrs. Wm. F. C h r i s t i a n , a m m 5 wof t h e UFO Study Group of Greater S i Louis, f o r s e n d i n g u s a t r a n s l a -t i o n from t h e T t a l i a n magazlne CLNTL*.) I X l C O NAZIONAL, o f B o l o ~ r , q ,It.al.-We a r e init.Snt,ing a new column devcted t o F l v i n g Discs. The !Q?L=-:--i n 8 i s t h e firsr, of our UF.3 r e ~ o r t s ,T h i s s i g n e d l e t t ~ ri s f r c n 21-1;;. c four r e a d e r s cI am an a v i d r-eader of vour ne:..-p3~~;-, Now 7: f i n d t h e cour?Fn t oTw r i t e t o you, t h e d i r e c t o ~of "I1 Ca--~:!3o.~~I hjv. e kept i n r,iy ~.;~-ndan6memory f o r twentv-four y e ~ r s, t h e t, : - g I sa;.I i n 1941;.. It. was :.: - ti-neeA t t h r t t i m e t h e Cerrnans were i n thc- . 3 r t h a n i t h e j.~!r..-icans wcr5: i n th;.s o u t h . I was on a mission ,gqing tow^;:^ h r t a V e n e ~ ? i , 1: was w-?.?,l -schorl.ed i n hiowing any weapon i n s t a n t l y and ~ r : ? i ~ i n gf r m which cour!L:-y t h e y.were. Also I had s p e c i a l t r a i n i n g f o r re:,ognizinp any and every t y p eof a i r p l z n e o r a n y t h i n p t h a t w s s known t o f l y i n o u r s k i e s . My v i s i c nwas recorded a s 20-20, e x c e l l e n t , by t h e army p h y s i c i a n . I am now f o r t y -f o u r y e a r s o l d a s I w r i t e t h i s , and I s a y h e r e and now t h a t I f e e l 1.anof sound mind. I hold a good p o s i t i o n w i t h a r e p u t a b l e f i r m a t p r e s e n t ,It was, I b e l i e v e , ,about t h e s e v e n t e e t h of October, 1944. 1 was on as p e c i a l assignment f o r - my B a t t a l i o n , M. P. Even now a l l t h a t I can t e l labout my mission i s t h a t it was a s a b o t a g e mission a g a i n s t t h e Germans.I d i d n o t t h e n , n o r have I e v e r , s u f f e r e d from h a l l u c i n a t i o n s , T o g e ton w i t h my l e t t e r , I s h a l l t e l l what I saw f o r I remember it a s thoughit were y e s t e r d a y , and I s h a l l n e v e r f o r g e t it,I was walking and approaching P i a z z a l e Loreto w h ~ nI heard peoplescreaming. I n s t a n t l y my hand went down t o my r e v o l v e r and I advancedtoward t h e screams ( I was about 100 meters away a t t h e t i ~ e ) , As Ireached t h e p e s p l e who were screaming, more of them joined il? and t h ec a r s and t r a f f i c a l l stopped. A l l of t h e people were r u n n i n g , g e t t i n gb e h i n d l a s h e l t s r and look in^ up a t t h e s k y over t h e P i a z z a , v e r y f r i g h t .ened indeed. I looked round q u i c k l y and d i d n o t s e e any d s n g c r . Then 1n o t i c e d t h e p e o ~ l ew e r e l o o k i n g up a t t h e sky. I Looked up a l s o andwhen I d i d , I f e l t 1.h ~ dturned i n t o s t o n e , I ,coul.d n o t move, I stcod.t h e r e p e t r i f i e d w i t h mv hand s t i l l on my r e v o l v e r . There it was, a l i . , " c, . .d i s c , l i k e a b i g f r v i n g pan w i t h o u t a h a n d l e , I t h o u g h t , of copper coand g l o w i n a s thouph l i p h t s were about i t , The s k y wss limpid land iswas . a f t e r n o o n , - My mind rzced through a l l .I had s t u d i e d , b u t alwayst h e answer was, "No, it i s n t a n y t h i n g known t o me,? The A i r A l e r t -P a t r o l turned on t h e alarm s i r e n s , I stood t h r r e and s e i d , !Oh, my Cod,it must be some s e c r e t , d e v i l i s h new weapon s e n t b ; ~t h e Gel-n:2nspM Itwas a l l of 2-3 minutes o r l o n p e r , b u t no l = e s s , t h a t t h i s d i s c . s t a y e dI It h e r e d i r e c t l y overhead of t h e P i a z z e l a ISi-eto, about; 300 meters upfrom us. Then, though i t had s t a y e d q u i t c still- over u s , i.13 a s p l i t -moment i t completely vanished from o u r s i g h t , The s i r e n s stop?ed andI s t o o d t h e r e a n o t h e r minute looking a t j u s t t h e - l i m p i d s k i e s above me,I c o u l d n o t f i g u r e what it wzs T had seen. To t h i s daJr I have n o t ~ e e 3a n y t h i n g l i k e it again. T h e people came*o u t . i n t o t h e open a g a i n , t r a f f i cresumed and I went on my way bewildered, b u t never f o r [ ~ ? t t i n g ,If anyone r e a d s t h i s . who was a t t h e ~ i a z s e l aLoretr. L!:at l a y and sawt h e flying d i s c , 3s I s 2 w i t , p l e a s e w r i t e t o "11 Candid;: and le: it(Cc~%-iued on n e x t page) --
    • lfar T i i ~ eSighting--( Continued) ,$Ii_rI,OOK -b e known ncw. Many have kept silev, about t h ~ tOctober day i n 191+L.-for f e a r t h e y would I-? considered i : ~ r , a t i c sif t h e y to:+ whrit, t,l,l?v ;ad.seen. I t e l ! you, My>, , D i r e c t o r , th: c d ~ yI d i d s e e a f l y i n ? d j 7 . : , i twas n o t a vision o r ha1lucina:lan.( S i g n e d ) Gioacchino Robatto,I , How About a Decoy? ,Mayor P r u l C a s s e l , . of O g a l l a l a , Nebr.. s a y s , " I f t h e p l a n e t e.?rthis under surve-illance by f l y i n g saucc7s tram o u t e r sp-ire, we ff-:::i i ~ son18y logica-1 they - w i l l . l a n d a t a s p o t where t h e r e a r e. And Ogacllala has j u s t done t h i s . They p s i n t e d t n e i r new w a t e r towerw i t h f l u o r e s c e n t paint..and a t n i p h t wl:h i t s i n t r i c a t e l i g h t i n g , . it arer-semb+les a d f l y i n g s a u c e r . People h2d been r e p o r t i n e an oS.iect w i t h r e i. v o l v i n g oranpe l i p h t s , a green f l u o r e s c e n t glow and there. were figm-espeep%ng.from i t s e i g h t p o r t h o l e s . .Mavor Cas.cel hopes "it w i l l d r a w t r a v e l e r s , not: only, from o u t e r space but from t h e p l a n e t e a r t h . "C r e d i t : SAUCER MAGAZINE,. l 9 l l Vain S t . , F e l l e v u e , Nebraska.. #1*uFo.;~V i s i t ?&ant P l e a s a n t , Ohio ,8 -Mrs. Rosetta Holmes, of C a r l y l e , I l l . , s e n t us a c o l l e c t i o n ofc l i p p i n g s from t h e Athens, Ohio MESSENGER d a t i n g from May 1967 throughJune. o f , t h a t y e a r j , r e l a t i n g a s e r i e s of UFO s i g h t i n g s i n Mason Countya n d t h e Point Pleasai-lt a r e a .I . 7 7r iM r . and Mrs. Ronald Plantz,; 35 B u r d e t t e Addition, Foir.; Fleassnt:were- among .those who r e p o r t e d a c l u s t e r of f i v e - disc-shaped; aluminum--colored o b j e c t s s e t n n e a r the. old powcrhouss. The o b j e c t s c i r c l e d a t o u t400 f e e t i n t h e , a i r , then came o u - ~of formation and formed a s t r a i g h t& l i n e ,heading northward about one mile a p a r t , then c l r c l e d aria wenta c r o s s t h e Oh.io r i v e r and o u t of s i g h t . They were i n view about 15minutes.~ j . t n e s s e s . s a i dt h e r e h e r e two red l i g h t s , one a b r i g h t r e d c i r c u l a rtype. and t h e o t h e r s t a t i o n a r y . They r e p o r t e d t h e o b j e c t s sametime&-weres o n e a r t h e , ground t h a t t r e e s oSscu;-c;d :he visw. There was no d e t e c t -, a b l e ,sound. A91 observes agreed t h a t t h 2 o b j e c t s , whatever iliey.mighthave been, . d e f i n i t e l y were not a i r p l a n e s o, .A t v i s i t o r t o Mason County t h r k e ciays l a t e r was s t a r t l e d when s h e ,;suddenly saw twp brigh,t l i g h t s t h a t were almost b l i n d i n g on a nearbyhill a s she drove a l o n g a country road i r i t h e n o r t h e r n p a r i of t h e coun-t y e n r o u t e t o v i s i t r e l a t i v e s , . She rushed t o h e r d e s t i n a t i o n t o t e l l- o f h e r e x p e r i e n c e , 2nd a l l r e t u r n e d t o t h e scene and t h e . two l i p h t s weres t i l l t h e r e . They s t a r t e d t o i n v e s t i g a t e 2nd thetUFO suddenly s o a r e d o u tof s i g h t , . , .. . , . O t h e r , . ~ i ~ h t i ~ ~ ~ swere r e p o r t e d over t h e rzonth, one being of en o b j e c tt h a t .looked a s if it hcd something 1-esembllng a s t o v ? p i p e a t ha t o p , Anoth2r was s s i d t o be. ti.izL: -r3nge e n c i r c l e d i n b k e k .
    • I n O t h e r s 1 Words -By Lucius F a r i s h. .For w h a t e - ~ e rreascr--public a~-.+rl;r,most likely--books and mag,i~.i_r;.e.-2 r t i c l e s d e z l i n g w i t h t h e UFO s ~ i b j ~ , "r--e r a t h e r s c a r c e 2t t h ? rn-6.:. : ,A s a r u l e , we have s e v e r a l note3 e a r ? ~ o n f , hconcerning i + , e m . ; 8 i n ? , e ~ ~ ? ~ ~f o r u s e i n t!-,is column... This time, we have only one n o t e con.;r:j :>-::: amagazine a r t i c l e , p l u s a few ranr;ani . - q r m n t s o n ,an upcorni n g i;>aii,,( r r , >. . .,--:The#7 i s s u e . b f STAG ANNUAL has a n a r t i - r l e by ~ a v i dLloyd e;:-- t:e$. ,-"The UFO Link t o k!,orld Disasters. l1 Liovd c7tt::n;;ts Go. ~ k c . ~ -~ o r ~ : - ~ ~ . i ~ ~ x . o n s:between UFO ,appearances and earthquakes,, .powzi.-h l a c k o u t s 7 . v-c)lci~::-.ic: ; :::. ." e r u p t i o n s e t c . Grant&d, t h e r e havk .bt?en UFO s i g h t i n g 3 in. -closc:.con- ;junction with such e v e n t s , b u t . t h e r e is c e r t e i n l y , ,no pro,of t-ha&.:the . .happenings were UFO-caused, . I n summar!i, t h e Lloyd a r t i c l e 1s mainly ..re-hzsh, but . s i n c e t h e r e . is s,uch; a s c 2 r c i t y cf.-.printed:,materiz:l at:... .p r e s e n t ,. . . you, migh:t l i k e , t o . r e i d it ~nywqy!. . . .. . . .. . , - . -. . , .. . .. . . . 8--,---,-1 - . . .. .- . . , , ,.. . L .j; 8. -- - ;.Reader5 .mayr&member:our somtwhat . c a u s t i c . o o k e n t s regarding,-.the; .L.~ R e n i t oVesco :llCanedia.n.-f.lyings2ucers11 a r t i c l e i n t h e ~ u ~ u s t , ~1969: i s s u e- o f . ARGOSY.. .We n80te t h z t M r . Vescos book. (from..which.the.-.ARGOSYar.$:j.clewas a d a p t e d ) w i l l b.e published b y G r o v e P r e s s i n t h e f a l l of:l.9/0. Itappeprs wo w i l l- . . . .-be t r e z . t e d t o -some.3 5 0 pzges of ..Mr.-.Vescols.iangi~mcrits.ai p o s p e c t . which someh6w f e i l s t o t h r i l l . us. Nevertheless! b w . s k a l ? :repbrtf u r t h e r upon t h e bookwhen it does appezr i n . t h e - E n g l i s h e d $ t i ~ g , ,i - . - - : -. - . . . . . - ,- ., . . ,. :-. .: . + .: I n connection w i t h t h o s e a l l e g e d ~ e n a d i a nUFOS, ,?n inter,Gsti,ng: l e t ~ t -;appear.ed i n t h e December 1969 i s s u e . of AEGOSY ,f-rom a, f ornea. member of-.the: -Ro:ya1 Canad.izn .Navy. . A . M r . D ;: Bonricr ,a.ss,er,ts . th2.t he . h e s:n o t .only. . .seen one of the. machin-e~;butt h p t h e "spent sorne tiin.. g q e r d i n g o n e . !.....-1dan - A i r -hqgarat,H.M,C.S. .Shezr.wa;er;..,Hs:li-6a.qNow;,Scot-i.a,-.:b a c k 4 n 1952.,lt ::Bohner a d m = t s t h e t h&"did not see the mechj,ve ! ~ , n ~ ~ : o v - e w ~ ,b u t t h z t it was llapproximately s e v e n t y f c e t i n d i a m e t e r , saucer--shzpod*and coyered with canvas. I f M r . Bo,nnelr.s- testi-monq,.:is,:-t-queej-ip:ei:h~i!pzwe .should rccdngid k y t h e . old mush-maiighed 9 ca p%hk,e,d~.s.uc.er:i t h e m ...I ..It-.sememsonly;. Slii;ghtlym6r.e &;-k;&l.ik~i.ab~e. t o thin.1;: t h 2 5 ,Can-ad.a:..:pos;scss.G;~. ~? ~ a , ~ t - i , g - e dUFO-in::1952, . as t o b.elieve.i t h a t ~ a n a d i a n ; , s e c r a t :. . . we,epons.h p wbee-n_:-oveyfl v i n g t h e : e n t i r e wor 16 s.ince . i9G7 6 s VJe.,tin .onZy,.hop.e-itheti ithe. . e d i t o r s of A R G C S ~ : : . : ~ ? ~ ~contacted M r .!E o h c r . f o r. f . u r t h c r ,. , . . . . . .d e t a i . l s ,-:&I: t h e.chsnce.t h t hls..,st,ory. might b.e ,tru?.,-.. .. . i, ,. . . . . . . .., , ,._ -,,, i. . . . . . .. .. .-. . . ....., . -. . - . . .. - . , . -, . . - . . , . ; : ; : : :. . - . . - . <:. . . .- - -------_ ___-----------_--- ----_-----_------------ _----- -----. .. .Georgia Reports ,Wanted - . . . . . . . . , _.I . -, . . .-,. . . . . . . .. ., 1 . . .Mike Sand 647 North S t . , Ydinder , Ga., 30680, i s t r y i n g - t o : sBt: up a :UFO o r g z n i z z t i o n i n Georgia 2nd p l a n s t o i s s u e 2 b u l l e t i n w i t h Georgias i p n t i n p s ,only,. He would l i k e t o h w r . from rezdcrn i n - h i s . s t ? t e , z w h ~a r e i n t e r e s t e c , 2nd t o recei-re any UFO r e p o r t s from G e c r g i a ,- - .- If y o u have f r i e n d s i n Georgia, send thsm ?4ikeTsa d d r e s s , asd t e l lthem about SKYLOOK t o 3 , We have no s x b ~ z r i p t i o n s.from t k s t c t a t ~ ,end- - ,we r e i n ~ e r e s t e ui i l UFO r e n o r t s -f rorn everywhere, - - - -
    • . , . .. I I/---.. . . . . -R~ad.?p We bzvcnt menticned SAUCERS, .SPACE & SCTENC7,for some, S e r k i x e : !;-;. . , . t i n & ,3nd t h i s Csn2clj 211 q u e r t c r l y hcs l o n g been oi>e ~ i .." .. . . . . . - ...... . o u r ia.;orite ."uf ozin6.3: ( - t h i n k editoL-.Gene Dup1;lntier. , coinr?:]l th2.t word.--at - l e a s t we f i r s t szw .it i n ,his,,,p:~Sli,-. -. . ., . -. . : - -: e a t i b n , .:and :we hav~ea d o ~ t e d i C , f o r o c r ow:! ,us&!,,.T5:s ..I.:;- , ,at photo-o,Tfz.et;: .ea~sy-.~o-re@m;:gezi,ne x i t h G<n:e s own drawing;;, ,si12 . .:,photograph.s~:t~~l~~udtr~.tet l - : e i n t c r n s t . i n g a r t i c l e s . There i s :.I.y:v~i a.w&alth of "UFO.r.epol;t-s; and - t h e y r i ce i s $2. 50 f o r f o u r is.sue.:, Jr:drc:sr.a l l communi~ca-t-i~ori:~~to~"Cene-Dupls;::;S.er, Dept. Ii, 17 Shetl?r,d Si.,V;-iil?.,.i -.d a l e 443, O n t a r i o , Canada.John S c h u e s s l e r , on our own s t a f f , ed: t s UFO POTPOURRI, a nw-2nd-t h e n b u l l e t i n bf UFO r e p o r t s , and i?,i s : : : ~ a i l ~ ~ b l ethsough exch:. :;e, .only--exchange wi-th o t h e r UFOmagazines o r i n d i v i d u a l s wha senr: . I I newsc l i p p i n g s - and r e p o r t s w i t h t h e i r r e q a e s t f o r a copy, It, i s i;:c.,:restingand"informatiwe 2nd should be on jrouil l i s t . The acidress i s : john F,,S c h u e s s l e r , P.O. Box 9, O I F a l i o n , Mo. 62355,Rod Dykes UGORC Clipping S e r v i c e i s almost a "must1 f o r .the e d i t o rwho wpnts t o keep up w i t h e l a t e s t UFO r e p o r t s from evervwhere. S i i ~ ~ eRod s t e r t e d t h i s s e r v i c e , he hzs nEvcir missed a months m e i l i n g , andyou g e t z k r g e number of reporLs. We j u s t stopped t o check t h e Novemberl i s t - - f i f t e e n l e g a l - s i z e pages, 2nd 52 i n d i v i d u z l r e p o r t s . he a l s o re-commend t h i s monthly s e r v i c e to UFO s t u d y grouFs a s a v a l u a p l e a d d i t i o ntodtheir1ibrary.-,WriteMr, Dyke 2 t : UFO Research Committee, 3521 S. W. JO4th S t . ; S e a t t l e , klzshington, 98146.1 IThe l p s t i s s u e of ,Mike Merendinos NESRC NEWS i s a n c F t , e - s i l y r e a d. u f o z i n e with a n i n t e r e s t i n g c o l l e c t i o n of UFO r e p o r t s 2nd some rs!.,~teda r t i c l e s . -Mike ,head$--the New Enplend Saucer Res-eprch Club, 24 BostonS t . , Salem, Mass. 01970 and is z s s i s t e d by Kenneth G i l b f r t i n e d i t i n gt h e -bi-monthly b u l l e t i n which you recei-:c on pPlririg t h e c l u b members:~ipf e e of $3.00 per y e a r . -The m r p ~ z i n ci s al.50 a v a i l a b l e on ex:Xangeb a s i s . We j u s t heclr4 from Mike 2nd he s s v s h i s next iss;.,e will be de-layed a s t h e p r - i n t e r went out of b u s i n e s s , and he now 7h:s t o w k e o t h e rarrangements. We a l l h ~ v eo u r t r o c b l e s i n t h i s b u s i n e s s , Mike + d o n tg i v e up. I. ,Ed Minasisn;.editoi- of CAPRI NEWS; 61 Amgs S t . , D o r c h e s t t r , Mass.,02124;has some d i f f i c u l t i e s t o overcome too. A long i l l n e s s hes beent h e b i g g e s t problem, b u t he w r i t e s : lYCAPZIi s FAR from f o l d i n g , b e l i o v nme.Oncerwe g e t caught- up, our p u b l i c a z i o n , with meny d r l s t i c chznges,w i l l be b e t t e r then ever. We sh.ould be b?:k c;n schedule vc1.yHe edds some kind words f o r SKYLOOK, and ws thank him f o r h i s good, o i n -ion. Ed h a s t z k e n over Joan W h r i t e n o u r 7 s s ~ b s c - i b e r s -(SkGCeR SCOOPP2nd t h i s w i l l add a l o t more r c a d c r s t c h i s list,,- - -Our own Ted P h i l l i p s is s t i l l looking f o r r e p o r t s o f Missouri UFOs i g h t i n g s , o l d end new, s o send yours t o Ted a t P. 0 . Box 615, S e d e l i a ,Mo-. 65301,, UFOzines reviewed above r e f k c t t h e p e r s o n a l views of Ye Ed,Has vour s u b s c r i p t i o n expired? I f :!;ere i s a r e d x by your r7;lne on th-ea d d r e s s l ~ b e l ,t h i s is vnur k s t cop - I r h j ~don1t you rei~ewt2di.i b e f o r eyou f o r g ~ t~ b m ti.t3 SKYLOOK h a s n 7c missed a public;l.tion d a t ~s i n c e--Ye Ed :,?~~mep s S ~ ~ s i ~ t - I ,.:s ~lei.: 2s eu.itor. rou I l k ~ ?-
    • T H E A S T R O N O M Y . C O 3 N E R Ry Ted Phillips, - Jr,A Look a t t h e Sky aOn February 5. t h e p l a n e t Ffie-:ury d i l l be some 25 d e g r e e s west o rt h e sun. A t s u n r i s e it i s son2 15 degrees above-the h o r i z o a i n t h e con-s t e l l a t i o n S a g i t t a T i u s . It i z a zer.3 ~.lagnitude. o b j e c t ,Venus is q u i t e n e a r t h e p o s i t i o n ,of t h e sun and i s n o t v i s i b l e ,Mars i s i n P i s c e s , s e t t l n g i n t h e s o ~ t w e s ta t ebout 8 : 3 0 p.m,The p h n e t J u p i t e r r i s e s about f o u r hoxrs a f t e r s u y s e t and : . t h eb r i g h t e s t o b j e z t + i s F b l e d u r i n g t h e evening,S a t u r n is i n Aries i n t h e high south--southwest, s e t t i n g f o u r hours-a f t e r s u n s e t ,I . - I---- --------------------------------------I=---- -----------------__----__--------__----._____-______1-----__-__--1 __----_____------___- .I3l;igh< Meteor s e e c o v e r Lqrge Area ,By Ted- P h i l l i p s , Jr.A,very b r i g h t meteor wasa seen over a wid-e a r e a ,of t h e c e n t r a l UnitedS t a t e s on Jan. 3 , 1970 a t about 8:30 p.m., C.S.T.. - The meteor w 2 3 s e m- i n Kansas, Missouri, Oklshoma and Arkansas. Two r e p o r t s from t h e Sedal-i a , Mo., a r e a were given t o t h i s w r i t e r . Both r e p o r t s came f r o g 2n a r e aj u s t s o u t h of Sedal-ia*. The meteor was s o b r i g h t t h a t i t was seen f r o n. i n s i d e t h e 1ighted.homes i n both c a s e s , It . W ~ Sd e s c r i b e d a s a Sri..!.iant-. , b a l l .of f i r e , yel;-ow-red- i n c o l o r ; rngiring toherd t h e southwest, E G L ~a- obserxers s a i d i t appeared t o f d i t o the- ground neai- t h k i r homes andthought i t t o b e an a i r p l a n e i n flames, , -The - 91SedaliaDemocratu rep?rted : "The m e t e o r i t e s i g h t e e ?.:? Kansas,Missouri, Oklahoina cnd Arkensas, Jan; 3 r d , may have- been f:-r1;n Marsyorbit;!a spokesman f p c , t h e Smithconian I n s t i t a i G s a i d Monday, -- . - . - A - . - - - - . - - - .he 22 pound m e t e o r i t e was discovered n e a r Lost C i t y i n rlcrtheasternOkLahorna, J a n , 9 2nd was shtppcd t o t n e Smithsonian- f o r -S L I , ~ ~ ;G e c r ~ eBerklacy, I n s t i t u t e p r e s s o f f i c e r , s a i d t h e m e t e o r i t e was photographe3i n f l i p h t , t h e f i r s t time t h a t had h?gpenCd i n the, United S t a t e s , Theo n l y.,o t h e r known. i n s t a n c e wes i n C~;e~I-~,:siov;lkia-.in-,1955 he s e i d , -. >, * . a- 8 (~ h km e t e o r i t e was; fpund by t r p c i n g it; t r a , j c ~ t o r ~ ~ f r o r n - t h ephotopraph.- -.The meteorite- was found on a sn~w-.covcrer: r o a d -by G l n t h e r Schwertzof Lincoln, Nebr. c h i e f of t h e photog-znhic network, t h e "Kznses C i t yTi+s" r e n o r t e d . gchwartz t o l d of siph.z;.:p t h e b l e c k roBk j - i t t i n g upfFoin-the snow 2nd when he r e a l i z e d it W ~ St h e m e t e o r i t e , he r e l e t e d , - : " Ibecame h y s t e r i c a l . There was no one t o s h a r e t h i s g r e a t f i n d with. If o r g o t a l l I knew.11 Asked if t h e m e t e o r i b e he$ v a d e a sinail m - e t e r , hes a i d h e w a s s o e ~ c i t e d ,,.he was v e r y u n s c i e n f , i f i c ; "1 d i d n t .even brusht h e snow away." , .u .The m e t e o r i t e c o n s i s t s of t h r e e t y p e s of m a t e r i a l s , - a c c c r d i ~ gt~-Rcy Clzrke of t : ! ~1nstit:ke--ni c k e l a-.d i:--.:? represr.vl-. 7 5 v-.rr 22nt.. .3 u l p h a t e s f per Cent ar,< t,he rl-main6e. , s - l.c;~~tes,d. . - . - - - -
    • NORTH,. SOUTH.,. . .EAST arid VJEST of . t h e U, S. A,- . .Odd S h ~ p e dObject Seen i n England, August 2 3 , 1969M r . and Mrs. Black; of L e i c c s t e r , England, were e b o u t t o r e t i r e f o ~t h e n l g h t when t h e y n o t i c e d w h ~ tt h e y f i r s t 2ssumcd t o be t h e moor;through t h e bedroom window. They qv:zkly r e a l i z e d t h e o b j e c t was :I:t h e moon, a s it was crescent-shspeci, siid a b r i g h t orznge i n c o l o r : i1i7co b j e c t had a b l u r r e d o u t l i n e 2nd was h o v ~ r i n gwlc.!l a "shimmerin; :!131e.-ment, t h e n stc7rted t o move awc.y, P s ~t d i d s o , 2 w h i t e light s!;~tup--w2rd from th-e s i d e , l i k e 2 shoot.;ng : ; c . ~ r , t h e n f a d e d . The objerl;. elm-.i n i s h e d t o a p o i n t o f l i g h t a s it rnolred i n t o t h e d i s t p n c e , the: =.,-,ume,_t o i t s f i r s t posihtion. The c r e s c e n t t h e n t i l t e d u p w ~ r d2nd boch I L ; I -n e s s c s were p s t o n i s h e d t o s e e it c h ~ n g ei n t o 2 c i r c l e 01 20 tlo 30 y e l -low l i p h t s which were s l o w l y r o t e t i n g . A l l t h e l i p h t s were eveplys p s c e d * ,A t t h i s s t z p e , M r . B l ~ c kdecided t o r o u s e t h e n e i p h h o r s , hoping t oborrow t h c i r t a i n o c u l ~ r s .While he w s zwey, Mrs. B l ~ c kcontinued t owatch t h e o b j e c t . Again it moved 2w2y u n t i l i t w;s a p o i n t of l i g h 3i n :the, d i s t z n c e , t h e n w;is no l o n g e r v i s i b l e . It d i d n o t r e t u r n .r The e n t i r e s i g h t d n g l e s t e d p i o u t f o u r m i ~ u t e s,-?nd t h e two wcre s oe x c i t e d tlhey d i d n o t t h i n k t o l i s t e n f o r 2ny sound end lcoter could r e -> j member noneb. - ,The couple were i n t e r v i e w e d by s e v e r ~ li n v e s t i g 2 t o r s . Two of them:,,submitted r e p o r t s t o UFOLOG end t h e e d i t o r s - t p t e s t h e d e t e i l s and draw-i n g s were t h e same i n eech. Both i n v e s t i g ~ t c r ss t ~ t ~ dt h c y found heBlccks- t o , b e . i n t k l l i g e n t observt rs ar?d were impressed by t h e i r s i n c e r -i t y .~ r e d i i :UFOLOG, Ringlemere, Colwell Road, Colwell Bay, I s l e o f Wkght,Editor! s Note: We h a w mentioned t h i s E n g l i s h p u b l i c n t i o n b e f o r e , endit a l s o foLlows t h e p o l i c y o f t e l l i n g it a s it i s ,- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - i - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - - - - - - - - - -People. Think C o r r i g i n Is on UFO Crossroc7dsIMany people e t C o r r i g i n , 145 m i l e s from P e r t h ( A u s t r z l i a ) , t h i n kt h e town i s on. t h e . c r o s s r o a d s of UFO t r a c k s , One woman r e s i d c n t m y st h p t ?bout 200 u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t s h ~ v ebeen s i g h t e d w i s h i n a n80-mile r a d i u s o f t h e town i n t h e p a s t 18 months. The more d e d i c z t e dUFO w ~ t c h e r skeep d e t p i l e d mpps of recorded s i p h t i n g s , which. t h e y s a y ,s u p p o r t t h e c r o s s r o a d s t h e o r y . C t h e r s h s v t seen s o meny t h ~ t i h e yh ~ v e>becomef.quite b l ~ s e .There e r c a few i n Cori-inin who d o n t l i k e t o t p l kopenly ?bout UFOs because of f s ~ rof h u m i l i a t i o n , but t h e y a r e d e f i n i t e - .l y , i n t h e , m i n o r i t y .. 2he b u l k of t h e UFO s t o r i e s come from s o l i d f z r m e r s . Seeding endploughing t i m e z t C o r r i g i n - when f ~ r m c r ss t p r t up t h e i r t r ~ c t o r sa t4 a.m. - Ere t h e m ~ i nUFO s i g h t i n g timcs.Al;n McAndrew s e i d one morningwhen he w ~ sploughing, e v e r y t h i n g t u r n c d blood r e d . He b l i n k e d 2nd shookh i s head, t h i n k i n g s o ~ ! e t h i n pwes wrong w i t h h i s v i s i s n , b u t t h e . t r a c t o rand .ground w ~ sillumj.n?tt.d w i t h 2 rec! l ~ g k tt h z t blink6d o f f 2nd on zn-dt h e n d i s a p p e a r e d . A neighbor 21-so r e p o r t e d e f l n s h i n g r e d l i g h t ,C r e d i t : A u s t r a l i s n Tr60B ~ i l l ~ t n . ,N o ~ r ~ b b i n ,V i c t o r i a , A u s t r a l i a
    • MIDWEST ORG-4NIZATION REPORTS I . .UFO Study G?oup of G r e z t e r S t . i s u , s Yeets- I ! 4. .The; "St.. ~ o u i s ,~~l.ol~e,-;~ellrocr:;.~~.oil Jan. 5th- c z r r i e d a rc-port. of the-.UF,O;Study Gr.oup .qf Grf;$er S t , Louis, beginning. its. a r t i c l e : llWith ou.without t h e U.. S . A i r Force:, t h e 5FO Stqij;Group- of: C r G p t C r st.: L.o-&%:w i l l continue t o scan t h e s k i e s f o r t h c s e e l u s i v e i n t e r - g z l ~ c t i c.... . . . , . . . . . . 3vis-$tors..ll . ,...... . . . .. . . . I i . .- -. . .. ....~er-i,tionin.g t h ~ tt h e . group-7h.eld e meet,j.?g S?lnday.( Jan:.; 4.1. e t t h e :~;ohnecb.nh--F-.. ~ c h u e s s l t : rHome a t O,",Fel$on; Mo., t h e c?I,QX< contin.l)eci: jlIn >k"my move, t h e Air Force r e c e n t l y c l o s e d it.:; P r o j e c t Blue Book; ?i:e o f ~ f 5 -. c i a 1 government, i n v e s t i g a t i o n of U?O s i g n t i n g s , .. , . . . .- . ; . . , / .. . .l . 1 ~ h es c i e n t i f i c s t u d y :of UFOs h a s been c e d i n t h e l a ? of t h e ~ s ~ & n - -: t t f i c . oornmunity, , s . ~ i d.Schuess-le!rSundsjr.. The. end;.of P r o j e c t - r!lue.Bo,blr.was 9 ~ o g i c , z l .s t e p i n :e.t i n e - of. r i g h t dol2c.rs.. Nbw ..the sci-entlfik" .:-community w i l l b e a r t h e burden of l n v e s t i g z t i n g UFOsO1 . . . .. . - . .- .. . I ., . . - .I.. I > . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . .l l ~ n .s p i t e of r e p o r t s t h ~ tUFO-sightines a r k becoming l e s s frequ@i&,S c h u e s s l e r s a i d t h ~t such s i g h t i n g s a r e on t h e in.krease.,i.in.Missb~rZ.,~~?-. More t h a n 3 0 membcrs -were . p r ~ s e n ta t the moeting, with Y g l t ~ n d r v s ,of Qyincy, I l l ..,. s u p p l y i n g .the news and inspi.rzti..on of . t h e :dbyj.:with:his-,:dessr.iption of.:the;.plens . f o r . the..Midwes.t-,.UFO.:Network. He &$a&iiedt h a t .APRO.. l e a d s i n : r e p o r t i n g 2nd. i n v e s L i g a t i n g :unidentific; :!ly5rii.,...o b j e c t s -2nd. b $ the..sb.?pont. and.:c o o p e r e t i on: of. a l l ,members . With- CiCan-c1,al , s ~ u d i e s . , d o u b t f u i:wi.th:.the c2nce11a t i o n .of. Blue. ~ 0 3 k ,I16ca.1 .&%~yjsmust now shoulder t h e lo2d. "This p e r i o d w i l l sepir?.te.:the inen.~frdii:~~-t h e boys:" he s z i d , . .. 7 . . . .-~....... .. . - . . 3 ., . , . ,-;:. ;<I.,(a).*-,.+.-:. . Some . q u e s tions he..iked: -:in s e t t i n g gro:l$ g x i d e l i n . ~ ~IE..::-E: :.t h e r e c r z f t ( i n t e l l i g e n t ) v i s i t i ~ gk a r t h ? ( b ) If s o ,,how r e ,t h e y pm,e7-I :ed? ( c ) How a r e t h e y a b l e t o t r a v e l grec^t d i s t s n c e s ? . : ( d ) Oc.c,Lip&nts-- . .wh?t a r e t h e y l i k e ? > . ., ., . . , I ,L . , . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . - . 1 1 . . ,I. . 0. . . . I . . . I . ., .w,-zt buz ,th;ti we m u s : t - e d u ~ $ t e . . ~ . t h e -pubxic:,..but :ev& i o $ l e ::::,.- ,. -important, we"musit i n v e s t i g a t e UFOs.. . . . . . . . . . .. . _ _ _ . ,.j. . , . - . - . ,.:,; , . , .. . .. . . . ! :. .? . . , . < , - .. ( .. . . , r . ! : . . . . . . .-: -. .-- -.. 0 . -. . - Of i n t e r e s t . :hnd $mportin,ce: t o la:ll .w?s trif ormat~:of g.ivPri .?bouty .,;,> . ,y.,YheC 9:33" MidykSt ;UF.O .:c ~ n f e ~ r ~ e n c e ;t p b @ h e l d . S,-t,urt%:y.;.:June-:lj.*.1.(,,j ...,-..: ---- .._., - ,*,-;- .-Bksdley ~tud~nt;.dn~o~~.~h-i-ld;i~n~. . . . .ip;Peor,ia ; .1~~1-.::h& j r . t . - s r i , $ e > i s t 0.f. .. . . . - I .- . ;. : -. . , - . Ispeakcrs,.. - -. . -iscbeing..- . L~ne,d,.~u.pO, ;. ; . . , . I . I, .. ;; . . I. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ._ ............ The .day w m t much.;t o o - f c s t ; One: .thS.r,g , i s certein--:only- Blue. @oqk. ..IS,.. A dkad... The , UFO:*S.t:ydyr:.Gr:oup:of Crectel. S t . - L0.ui.s i.5 very: mcch alive,: :- - .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . !. .. .. . I . . . .1,- - - , - . . . > 1 ,; . , , . ;1. .. . ., ..The follbwin? s,e.pre.s.~nt~..tiv.es~.~wc.re~~se-le-cted-:BCrector----John:F.. . . .".S ~ h ~ e s s l e r . ;Community R e h t i o n s R e p r e s e n t e t L v e , A r t ~ ~ s t G 3 h ;Si;ec%,ali-. , ,. . .I n y e s ~ i g a t i v e;Cqnsu$tant ,,Bob.. Hertell:; :Hzm .2r7di0.1Repr€sentatiGej -W i l l i r d - P . Armstrong ( a l s o a Data-.Net member) ; a n d Pr9:rem Represedta;4ve. .Mrs. Doris Schneider, a s s i s t e d by Mrs. R o s e t t a Hql-me~,:~:, . . . . ., . : . . .-.. . . .. . . . - a . - . . . . - . . -. - .. . -..... . . . . . 3-.. . , . .The next.... -m e e t i n g-. w i l l. . . b e held ,,F..;b; F), f r s n . 6 .t_b 3.porn, a t . t h e . . . . .0~iidGf"Erz.rxhLi5rary; 93% F;Z;~T?.PT? A v ~ . : . St;., T2~~ji,s,:. . . . . . . . . . -. . . . . .., .r: . . -- , . . . .. . . . .... . ,-:. .....- . . , . , ,, . -L , - . . . . . . . _ . : . . . ,. .. .. . .- :: . - - - . - .-. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . -. . - .
    • Midwest Orgznization Reports (Continued )Tri-State UFO Study GroupThe T r i - S t ~ t eUFO Study Group met J a n u ~ r y14, 1970, i n t h e home ofWalt Andrus,. 40 Chriskapher Courl;, Quincy, Ill. A f t e r t h e s e c r e t a r yand t r e a s u c e r s r r e p o r t s were mrde, President Bob Smulling, of Hamilton,Ill. , I introduced t h e new o f f i c c r s f o r t h e coming yezr 2nd p e s t s .The meeting was then turned ovcr t o Welt Andrus, end e n open di-s-cussibn was held on t h e v2rious s i g h t i n e s r e p o r t e d i n t h ? irnrned3~tet r i - s t ~ t e .a r e a . Captains of investlgc!t i.ve t e a m were appointed; enda f t e r t h e y hzvc o r g ~ n i z e dt h t i r tezrns, they w i l l r e p o r t names 2nd zddre,es.Vice P r e s i d e n t Bzrry D i r n m i t t reported on a meeting of t h e UuO StudyGroup. of Greater S t . Louis attended by him and Wzlt. Andrus on ::1:,uer7f + , . , ~ n dp l ~ n s - w e r ediscussed f o r a t t e n d i n g t h e l e c t u r e by Dr. Allen hynekt o b e , g i v e n Jan. 22 a t t h e McDonnell P l z n a t z r i u n i n S t . Louis, Mo.Walt Andrus p l a y ~ da taped i n t e r v i e w which he and Bob bee hcld msdew i t h . a n Edina, Mo; r e s i d e n t wkio had observed a UFO during t h e f i r s tbzyt ..of Januory 19b9.-It w2s decided t h a t d e t e s of f u t u r e mectings would be chenged fromt h e - t h i - r d t o t h ~second Wednesday of each month, , w i t h meetings t o, be h e l d i n t h e homes of mcrnbcrs w i t h t h e e x c r p t i o n of t h o s e meetingshaving g u e s t speakers which wilrl be open t o t h e public, V i s i t o r s 2rei n v i t e d t o a t t e n d , .znd t h e y mey contpct e i t h e r P r e s i d e n t Bob Smulljng,HamiJton, 111., - o r Walt kndrus f o r more i n f o r m a t i o n ~ r e g a r d i n gtime andiotaLion of meetings,What . h i ? ~t h e -Lipht?The "Arkansas Gazetten c a r r i e d e long r e ? o r t of t h e Apollo f l i g h t ,end t h e c l o s i n g paragrnphs a r e of p e r t i c u l a r i n t e r e s t , and we quote:---Been l a t e r r e ~ o r t e da mysterious b r i g h t l i p h t s h i n i n g a t them fromt h e c e n t e r of th:e. globe.He s ~ i dh t d i d not know w h ~ tit wEa, but t h s t itwas a s t e ~ d yl i g h t 2nd a s b r i g h t 2s t h e p l n n e t VcFnus. It wrs coning f r ot h e , e e s t e r n c o a s t , of I n d i a , he thought, j u s t s o u t h of Burme. "1 c e n t imrgine wh;t t h n t is ," he s ~ i d ,Ground c o n t r o l s e i d t h e ywere j u s t a s puzzled,9 v I t t sa ste;dy l<ight. I t s ss b i g a s some of t h e thunderstorm f l p s h e she seid,. Looking a t t h e airglow w i t h the b i n o c u l e r s - - t h e r e 7 s a n o t h o rs i g h t now t h a t s n o t l i k e being i n e a r t h orbii, whatsoever. I t s a b r i g h er e d n e x t t o t h e e s r t h end then i t s g o t s green bend i n it end t h e n i t sg o t , a blue band,"ltThst must ,be a record f o r s r ~ e i n glights,: ground c o n t r o l observed.c r e d i t : Lou Ferish. ,-__________________^_________.__._.____------------------------.----.---------Ode t o D e ~ t hof P r o j e c t Blue B o ~ K . . . . . . . . . . By C l i n t WilliamsSomewhere i n t h e t naked sky, b l s c k a s S ? t r n 1 s b r e e t h . . , t h e s a u c e rflies:. . i t s p i l o t d i e s of l a u g h t e r unto dezth.
    • 1878 s a u c e r 3epor-ft Fousd. - - -Reprinted i n t h e " D a l l ~ s-Morning Newsll i s wh2t some h i s t o r i ~ n sc h t mi s one o f t,!ie e z r l i e s t r e o r t s cf a UFO, a s i t appezred i n t h e Jan, ,>Z,.1878 e d i t i a i l of t h e Denison (Texzs) D z i l y News1 under a one-line head-i n g , A Str7nge Phenomenon."M r . John Msrtin, a fcrmer who l i v e s some s i x m i l e s n o r t h of th:-3c i t y ( D a l l a s ) , w h i l e o u t hunting, had h i s z t t € n t i o n d i r e c t e d t o a d a r kobj e e t . hiph up i n t h e n o r t h e r n sky.The peculic-lr shape, 2nd t h e v e l o c l t y w i t h which t h e o b j e c t s e w e d t oappropch, r i v e t e d h i s a t t e n t i o n , 2nd he s t r a i n e d h i s eyes t o dis.cc~,eri t s c h z r a c t e r . When first noticed it appezred t o b e about t h e s i z e of enorange, which continued t o grow i n s i z e , I- After gazing ?t i t f o r sone t i m ~ ,M r r M ~ r t i nbcccme b l i n d from longl o o k i n g and p e f t o f f viewing it i n o r d e r t o r e s t h i s eves. On resumi:-cgh i s view, t h e o b j e c t w ~ salmost o v c r h e ~ dand hzd i n c r e a s e d c o n s i d e r ~ b l yi n s i z e and z p p e ~ r e dt o be going through space a t a wonderful speed,When d i r e c t l y ovcr him it .w: s zbout the s i z e of a l r r g e s z u c e r 2nd wase v i d e n t l y a t a g r w t h c i g h t ,M r . , Mertin t h o u p h t it resembled,. e s w e l l 2s h e c o u l d j u d g e it sucha d i s t e n c e , ?a b a l l o o n , which scemed t o him t o be.the most r e ~ s o n ~ b l es o l u t i o n o f t h e s p r s n p phenomenon, thcueh he i s of t h e o p i n i c a Zh?t itwas probebly one of t h e hezvenly b o d i e s ,It went a s p a p i d l y 2s it had come pnd w p s soon l o s t t o s i p h t in t h es o u t h e r n sky. M r . M ~ r t i nis P p e n t l e m ~ nof undoubted v e r z c i t y 2nd t h i ss t r ~ n g eoccurrence, i f i t was not a b a l l o o n , d e s e r v e s t h e a t t e n t i o n oft h e s c i e n t i s t s .Joseph ~ u r n e ~ ,member af t h e UFO Study Group of G r c - t e r S t . Louis,s e n t ~:n p r t i c l e from t h e "St. Louis P o s t - D i s p ~ t c h " ( J z n . 4, 1970) whichs t 2 t e s t h e u n c . l ? s s i f i ~ d -f i l e . ccm?iled b y t h e Air Force woald be t r a n s -f e r r e d t o a r c h i v e s ~t Name11 A i r Force Bzse n c s r hontgomery, !!la. The- -- 8 i r Force h2s r e v e z l e d no p l ~ n sf o r p r e s c r v a t i o n of s e a z r e t f i l e s o f . . - -P r o j e c t Blue Book. These e r e ~ ~ i dt o c o n t z i n r e p o r t s by Air Force per-s o n n e l t h a t h ~ v en o t been adequately explained, a s w e l l a s episodesi n v o l v i n g s e c r e t m i l i t z r y p r o j e c t z . It is f e z r e d t h e s e w i l l be burned,M r . Gurney writes:llGhznces e r k t h e s e secret, r e p o r t s w i l l n o t be burneddue t o c l ~ s s i f i c c ? t i o nlaws a p p l i c r b l e t o t h e m i l i t e r y , However, evcrys t t e m p t should b e rnsde t o d e ~ l ~ g a s i f yt h e r e p o r t s 5nd mrke them z v a i l -a b l e f o r s c i e n t i f i c study."- - . - - -Agreed!
    • -. .. . .Lou F a r i s h Writes about Oh4 UFBts..I n h i s column "In OthersT W O ~ ~ S , ?Lou d i d n t mention h i s owr twoa r t i c l e s l1S{,.ne-Old UFOsv i n t h e j~r,ilaryand February 1970 issL:~:...FATE, and w e f e e l they r a t e specia:; attention.1V o r as long a s man has 9. ;ed c - t,he sky he has seen s t r e n g z n ? r i s . ~ .objects.ll Thus 3egins Lou; ~ r t i i i e k i c h cousrs sightiiigs 0 . : 8. i 166-year - span from 3.742 t o l9%,SKYLOOK-BOA 129Stover, Mo. 65078Ret,urnI postage guaranteedMa il