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    • YEAR - $4,.00.. ....- . . COP%- 35$. ., .t r, ..SKYWATCH Subscribers t o Receive SKYLOOKMidwest UFO conference, June 13Midwest UFO Network Director Urges ActionS t . Louis Man Reports 1941 UFOAn Enigma of t h e Heavens (Dont Miss This one! )A Wystery Airplanen S i g h t i n gThree.-Watch UFO O f f Vancouver I s l a n dMore on 1955 Saucer OccupantsBefore--A New Feature by Lucius F a r i s hwas I t Saucer o r J u s t Fire? -Regular Features -And More1 I-" We t e l l it a s i t is."
    • - -A t t e n t i o n ! A l l SKYWATCH S u b s c r i b e r s , A t t e n t i o n !We r e g r e t t o announce t h a t Mrs. J e n n i f e r S t e v e n s , e d i t o r of,.- SKYWATCH, hzs been obliged t o cease p u b l i c a t i o n of t h a t f i n emapazine f o l l o w i n g t h e d e a t h cf her husband. The d e l a y i nn o t i f y i n g her r e a d e r s i s due t o Mrs, Stevens b e i n g h o s p i t a l -i z e d f o r s o r e time.Mrs. Stevens h a s s e l e c t e d SKYLOOK t o be malled t o h e r sub-s c r i b e r s , and we a r e pleased tr, h e chosen a s b e s t r e p r e s e n t a -t i v e of J e n r s s t a n d a r d s of r e p c l t i n g and p o l i c y of p r e s e n t i n gt h e f a c t s . We t r u s t you w i l l f i n d SKYLOOK a worthy replacement,The l a s t i s s u e of SKYWATCH w2s June 1969 and beginning w i t ht h i s i s s u e of SKYLOOK, your s u b s c r i p t i o n w i l l be e ~ 2 e n d e dt ocover a s many i s s u e s a s were due of SKYWATCH. The p s p i r a t i c nd a t e w i l l be typed by t h e a d d r e s s l a b e l of t h i s i s s u e , and youw i l l be n o t i f i e d when your e u b s c r i p t i o n has expired. Thoseof you who a r e a l s o SKYLOOK s u b s c r i b e r s w i l l , of c o u r s e , haveyour s u b s c r i p t i o n extended t o cover t h e e x t r a i s s u e s due,We i n v i t e our new group of re,aders t o c o n t r i b u t e news c l i p p i n g s ,UFO r e p o r t s , comments and l e t t e r s . Youre Ptour f o l k s " now 2ndwe hope y o u r l l soon f e e l a t home i n our pages. Wed l i k e t o g e t - ,acquainted and want t o keep you i n the-SKYLOOK f a m i l y ,We know J e n has your sympathy, a l o n g w i t h o u r own, and we wishh e r a l l good t h i n g s i n t h e f u t u r e and i n v i t e h e r t o keep i nt o u c h w i t h - u s through t h e s e pages. She was one o f t h e f i r s tf r i e n d s we made i n . e n t e r i n g , - t h e u f o z i n e f i e l d . , and h e r s u ~ g & i o n sand a d v i c e while we s t r u g g l e d w i t h our f i r s t a t t e m p t s a t mimec--g r a ~ h i n ga mapazine were warmly welcome and a p p r e c i a t e d ,SKYLOOK--official p u b l i c a t i o n of t h e MidwesttUFO Network.Director-:Dr. Allen Utke, APRO Consultant and A s s i s t s n t Prof-e s s o r of Chemistry a t therWiri.sconsin S t s t e U n i v e r s i t y , Oshkosh.E d i t o r and Publisher--Mrs. Norma E. S h o r t , Box 129, Stover, Plo., 650.76.S t a f f --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, S e d a l j k ,Mo., 65301.~ o h nF . - ~ c h u e s s l e r ,APRO Consultant and D i r e c t o r of UFO Study Groupo f G r e a t e r S t . Louis, P. 0. Box 9 , O r F a l l o n , Mo. 63366,Walter Andrus, J r . . Chairman I l l i n o i s S e c t i o n APRO and I l l i n i o s S t e t eD i r e c t o r of Midwest UFO Network, 40 C h r i s t o p h e r C o u r t , Quincy. I l l .Lucius F a r i s h , Ufology Historian and W r i t e r , Route 1, ~ l u m e r v i l l e, ~ r k ,Subscription--$4* 00 p e r y e a r , published- . every month. Ssmple copy, 35#.Permission t o use m e t e r i a l i s g r p n t e d , prov,ided f u l l c r e d i t i s g i v e nby u s i n g SKYLOOK, Box 129, S t o v e r , Mo. : a s s o u r c e ,P o l i c y : To s e p a r a t e f a c t from f a n t a s y . To t h e b e s t of o w a b i l i t y , wet e l l it a s i t is. Each s t a f f member e x p r e s s e s h i s own views,Reports Wanted: Send i n vour UFO r e ~ c r t s ,newspaper c l i p n i c g 3 nLc,A l l copy must r e a c h us by t h e 2 0 t h of t h e month. PLv,ctcrialr e t u r n e donly by r e q u e s t .
    • No. 29 SKYLOOK A p r i l 1970D r . J. Allen Hynek w i l l a d d r e s s t h e idw west UFO Conferencs t o b-.h e l d Saturday, June 13, 1970, a t t h c Student Center, Bradley Univer-s i t y , i n P e o r i a , Ill. This outstarlciing e v e n t , opening a t 9:30 a.m,,and programmed through 10:OO p,m,, i s b e i n g sponsored by the I l l ~ c ~ l sS e c t i c n of APRO, w i t h t h e A e r i a l Phenomena Club of C e n t r a l T l l i n o l sa s t h e h o s t o r g a n i z a t i o n , p r o v i d i n g arrangements, f a c i l i t i e s , andt i c k e t s a l e s . Program arrzngernents and p u b l i c i t y have been d e l e g a t e dt o t h e T r i - S t a t e UFO Study Group w i t h W a l t e r H. Andrus, of Quincy, 111,:, ,( a s program chairman,The theme f o r t h e conference i s TTUFO"s--An Unexplored S c i e n t i f i cHorizonTTa s supgested by Allen R, Utke, i3h.D, , Associate Prol"esscrof Chemistry, Wisconsin S t ~ t eU n i v e r s i t y , Oshkosh, Wisconsin; APRO Con-s u l t a n t i n chemistry; and D i r e c t o r of t h e Nidwest UFO Network,D r . U t k e f s l e c t u r e w i l l be on."UFOs and t h e Problem of S c i e n t i f i cEvidenc z . ITThe f e a t u r e d speaker f o r t h e Conference i s J. Allen Hyn?k, Ph.D.,Department Head, Departnent o f Astronomy, Northwestern U ~ i v e r s i t y ,Evan-s t o n , I l l . ; Consultant t o U. S. A i r Force P r o j e c t f?Blue Book? o r UFOsf o r over 20 y e a r s . H i s s c b j e c t w i l l be annpunced l a t e r , and it i s p1:n-ned f o r him t o speak a t t h e evening s e s s i o n s t a r t i n g a t ?:30 p.m. andhe w i l l be supported during a q u e s t i o n and answer period f o l l o w i n gh i s l e c t u r e by a panel composed o f t h e o t h e r conference speakers,Mrs, L. J. ( C o r a l ) Lorcnzen, o f APRO ( A e r i a l Phenomena ResearchO r g a n i z a t i o n ) , 3910 E a s t Kleindale Road, Tucson, Arizona; w i l l a l s oa d d r e s s t h e Conference and h e r s u b j e c t w i l l b e "UFO - 1970, An Up TJDate Report,lf N r s . LorenzenTs work r e t h e -liPRO------ R l ~ l l ~ t i - r ,.+-.---.- and TO-aut,horof s e v e r a l books on ufology i s t o o w e l l known t o o need el;abx:-~Lionhere. We hope t o > h a v e t h e hour of h e r a d d r e s s i n t h e next i s s u c ,Other s p e a k e r s , committed a t t h i s d a t e , and t h e i r s u b j e c t s a r e :Ted P h i l l i p s , Jr., Missouri Highway Dept., S e d a l i a , Mo. ; APRO f i e l d .i n v e s t i g a t c r f o r t h e E i s s o u r i S e c t i o n and f e a t u r e w r i t e r f o r SEYS33K--subject: lf3urned C i r c l e s and Saucer Nests: What Is Their Significance?"John I?. S c h u e s s l e r , Senior Engineer, PIcDonnell-Douglas &stronautics.,S t . Louis, Mo. (home, O f P a l l o n , No. ) ; APE0 c o n s u l t a n t i n a s t i - r ~ n a u t i c n ; .- D i r e c t o r , Nissouri S e c t i o n of APRO; D i r e c t o r , UFO S t ~ t d yG r o ~ pcf Grea=-e r S t . Louis; e d i t o r of "UFO P o t p a ~ r r i , ~ ~and s t a f f n e ~ b e ro i SKYLOOK--s u b j e c t : ?The UFO, J u s t Beyond t h e State-of-the-Art ."Leonard W. Sturm, E l e c t r i c a l Engineer, I l l i n o i s Power Company, Deca-t u r , I l l . ; D i r e c t o r , Decatur UFO Research Comrnittee--subject: ftEiectro-Magnetic E f f e c t s A s s o c i ~ t e dw i t h UFOfs,Tf(continued on next page)
    • Midwest UFO Conference (Continued) SKYLOOKThe speakers w i l l he introduced by Walt Andrus. 1n a d d i t i o n t ot h o s e named, a l t e r n a t e s a r e :Walter H. Andrus, J r . , Manager, Q u a l i t y Control, Elotorola I n c . ,Quincy, I l l . ; APRO f i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r ; D i r e c t o r , I l l i n o i s S e c t i o n ofAPRO, and s t a f f member of SKYLOOK--;?:!I j e c t : ttPhysical Evidence o i UFOs..- Lucius F a r i s h , Plumerville, Ark., i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y known w r i t e r andr e s e a r c h e r o f h i s t o r i c a l UFO o b s e r v a t i o n s ; and s t a f f . mernber of SKYLOJK--subject: "My Most Authenti-cated Historical UFO S i p h t i n g s . "1 Robert Smulling, p r o f e s s i o n a l photographer, Hamilton, 111.; APROf i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r ; and Chzirman o f T r i - S t a t e UFO Study Group; s u b j e c t -"Photographic Evidence ." IWith many UFO groups and p u b l i c z t i o n s f o l d i n g up d a i l y , t h e c l o s i n go f P r o j e c t Blue Book, t h e i n v e s t i g a t o r s and r e s e a r c h e r s i n t h e midweathave g r e a t e r i n c e n t i v e and motivation t o c a r r y on and f e e l t h i s is t h eopportune time f o r a l l s e r i o u s uiologists t o work harder and t o :,oordid--a t e s t u d i e s i n t h i s f a s c i n a t i n g f i e l d . Every e f f o r t i s being made byt h i s Conference t o p r e s e n t a progrom t h a t w i l l merit s c i e n t i f i s consid-e r a t i o n .- T i c k e t s may be obtained by w r i t i n g and making a check payable t o :Midwest UFO Conference726-N. S t . Anthony PlaceP e o r i a , I l l i n o i s , 61604The t i c k e t c o s t can be broken down i n t o s e s s i o n s , i f d e s i r e d :A l l Conference s e s s i o n s , i n c l u d i n g luncheon---A l l Conference s e s s i o n s ( n o luncheon)---------Morning, Afternoon o r Evening S e s s i o n ,Mark t h e d a t e on your calendar, t e l l your f r i e n d s about t h e confer-ence, and plan t o be t h e r e .The following news r e l e a s e went out t o a l l newspapers and somer a d i o s t a t i o n s i n Wisconsin and Upper Michigan r e c e n t l y ar.4 AllenR. Utke, Ph.D.,Directo:-a of t h e ~ i d w e s tUFO Network, e x p e c t s membershipi n t h e Network t o i n c r e a s e . The news r e l e a s e i s a s follown:With t h e c l o s i n g o f 5 P r o j e c t Bluebook, t h e Air Force progrzm whichhas i n v e s t i g a t e d r e p o r t s of 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 (UFOs) f o r22 y e a r s , D r . Allen R. Utke, e s s o c i a t e p r o f e s s o r of chemistry a t W i s -consin S t a t e University-Oshkosh, urges anyone i n U?scsnsin or. Upper.Michigan who b e l i e v e s he has seen a UFO t o c o n t a c t him.( continued on next page)
    • Midwest UFO Nztwork D i r e c t o r Urges Action ( c o n t i n u e d )On Dec. 1 7 , Robert C. Seacsns J r . , s e c r e t a r y of t h e Air Force: an-nounced t h e c l o s i n g of t h e p r o j e c t , l o c a t e d 2.6 Wright P a t t e r s o n A i rForce Sase i n Cayton, Ohio, P . ~ l l o u i n ~a r e p o r t financed a t t h e Univsr--s i t y of Colorado by t h e A i r I;:cz, Csamans, however, suggested tiia::elthough t h e A i r Force had clo::ad its own i n v e s t i g a t i o n , r e p o r t s ofs i g h t i n g s should b e made " t o respon:;.ible members of t h e s c i e n t i f i :community."D r . Utke a s k s t h z t anyone who be:.j.eves he h a s s e e n a UFO, e i t h e ri n t h e p a s t o r i n t h e f u t u r e , c o n t a c t him a t Wisconsin S t a t e Univer-sity-Oshkosh, 54901. He added t h z z a l l such r e p o r t s w i l l b e held ins t r i c t e s t confidence. He a l s o urged t h a t t h o s e i n t e r e s t e d i n F V e c o r n i ~ ~a member of a UFO o b s e r v e r - i n v e s t i g ~ t o r network a l s o c o n t a c t h-ifi,D r . Utke has been i n v e s t i g a t i n g UFO r e p o r t s f o r over f i v e yea:-%,He has p u b l i c l y s t a t e d h i s b e l i e f t h a t UFOs a c t u a l l y do e x l s t an.;a r e p o s s i b l y e i t h e r new n a t u r a l phenomena t h a t h a v e n t been e - p l a i n e do r a r e e x t r a - t e r r e s t r i a l i n o r i g i n ,John Schroeder, of 4991 Miami S t . , S t . L o u i s , Mo., has a v i v i 3r e c o l l e c t i o n of a UFO he and h i s b r o t h e r saw i n November 174% whenhe was . 17 y e a r s o l d , h i s b r o t h e r 16, and t h e two were l i v i n gw i t h t h e i r p z r e n t s i n Cleveland, Ohir>.As r e n o r t e d t o A r t E p s t e i n , of S t . Louis, t h e two boys were on t h e i rway home from an a f t e r - s c h o o l job i n a grocery s t o r e . It was about s i xo r c l o c k and t h e boys were running because it was r a i n i n g . The cloudcover was v e r y low. Suddenly t h e whole a r e a became lit up a s if a h u ps e a r c h l i g h t had been t u r n e d 09. It was a bluish-white c o l o r l i k e ana r c l i g h t , and a s t h e boys looked up t o t h e s k y , t h e y saw a disc-shaceclo b j e c t about 35 f e e t i n diameter. It l e v e l e d o f f j u s t below t h e c l o s 2c e i l i n g , estimated t o b e from 300 t o 500 f e e t , The a n g l e a t whlch itcame down through t h e clouds was estirnzted t o be about 40 degrees.After l e v e l i n g o f f and moving on f o r a s h o r t d i s t a n c e , it went backup through t h e clouds a t a 30-degree angle.A s it was l e a v i n g , John saw what he thought t o be a d e f i n 5 t s r i m cfa d i f y e r e n t c o l o r , a yellowish orange. The t i m e f o r t h e e x t i r e s i g h t -i n g was not more t h a n t h i r t y second:,, and M r . Schroeder b e l i e - ~ e st h eo b j e c t was no f u r t h e r d i s t a n t t h a n 500 o r 600 f e e t .This r e p o r t has a l s o been s e n t t o APRO i n Tucson, Arizona,Information Wanted on C i r c l e s !Circles--barren a r e a s where v e g ~ t a t i o nhas been des-:.royerland w i l l n o t g ~ o wand a s p o t avoided by birds and ar,iosi;;---have been found i n v e r i o u s par.ts o f t h 2 world. Thei-eseEms t o be a r e l a t i o n bctween I;hsse bd;fllr,g c i r c l e s andUFOs, and Ted P h i l l i p s , ED-: Si- , c d a l i a , h o . , 65301,w i l l be g r a t e f u l i f you w i l l send L n ar,y m a t e r i a l you mayhave concerning - c i r c l e s ,
    • An Enigma of t h e Heavens. . . . . . . . . . by Myron C r a i gE d i t o r s Note:rJ:r. Craig l i v e s 5.~1 Alma, I l l i n o i s . A r t E p s t e i n , c~fS t . Louis, obtained t h i s r e p o r t w r i t t e n by M r . C r a i g and c a l l s i%wonderful p i e c e o f docuxeriiation~and suggested i t b e p u b l i s n e ci n i t s enti;-ety. We a g r e e , and h e r e i t i s , ,j u s t a s it came from thepen of t h e 7 8 - y e ~ r old w r i t e r -It was d u r i n g t h e n i g h t of May 33, 1910--a red l e t t e r v e a r i n t h ea n n a l s o f astronomy, t h a t t h e a s t c u n d i n g and i n e x p l i c a b l e p h s n o n ~ n awhich I am about t o r e l a t e occurred. P phenomena which when havesoupht.,it, e x p l a n a t i o n from many capable zstronomers ar;i s c i e n ; i s r ) s ,has l e f t them e i t h e r s i l e n t , o r f r a n k l y s k e p t i c a l and m c r e d u l c ~ s -A s I hzve s a i d , a s t r o n o m i c a l l y s p e ~ k i n g1910 was a r e d 1-etJter yen;-because a s you w i l l remember, two g r e a t conet,s blazed f c r t h iri.:C vlcwo n l y a few weeks a p a r t , one a mzgnificent s p e c t a c l e appeared s u d s e n l yand unexpected j u s t over t h e western h o r i z o n i n January, By t h c f i r s tof A p r i l t h e second c e l e s t i a l wanderer appeared, f o r i t was t h e n t h a tmysterious cosmic m i s s i l e known a s Haleyt s comet came hur t l i ~ gint.r,view i n t h e n i g h t time s k i e s of t h e n o r t h e r n hemisphere, an objec; ofi n t e r e s t i n g , i f weird beauty a s n i g h t a f t e r n i g h t i t s uncanny b r i l l -i a n c e i n c r e a s e d w i t h i t s ever l e s s e n i n g d i s t a n c e from t h e Sun; k d i s -t a n c e which was d a i l y growing s m z l l e r z t t h e a p p a l l i n g r a t e of ms-et h a n a m i l l i o n miles due t o t h e comets headlong plunge toward t h eSun f o r i t s r e g u l e r s e v e n t y - f i v e y e a r p e r i h e l i o n v i s i t ,Now, a s astronomers w e l l know, H a l e y t s is a v e r y o r d e r l y and rcgu-l a r v i s i t o r t o our S o l a r system and has been known a s such f o r hundredsof y e a r s ; b u t a s you no doubt r e c a l l d u r i n g t h i s i n t e r e s t i n g 1910 v i s i t ,some e n t e r p r i s i n g newspeper chap came o u t w i t h t h e s t o r y t o t h e e f f e c tt h a t a t t h z t p a r t i c u l a r time t h e p e c u l i a r p o s i t i o n of t h e c o m t wassuch a s t o r e n d e r t h e danger of c o l l i c j i o n . w i t h t h e e a r t h a l i k e l y :,:cz-s i b i l i t y , Of c o u r s e , t h i s s t o r y g z l n s d wide c i r c u l a t i o n i n t h e news-papers and magazines of t h e time and found o n l y t o o many people w5osec r e d u l i t y mzde them r e a d y b e l i e v e ~ si n t h i s f a n c i f u l t a l c ; 2 s a r@.-ll;-i n s p i r e d i n many a very pronounced u n e a s i ~ e s swhich w i t h scrre 2.t le,.siamounted t o a b s o l u t e t e r r o r . The astronoaclrs a l l over t h e world d i cwhat t h e y could t o c o u n t e r a c t t h e s e wild s t o r i e s and c l e ~ r l y~ h o w e ~by mathematical formula t h a t t h e p o s i t i c n of t h e c e l e s t i a l visitol-.was such t h 2 t a c o l l i s i o n w i t h t h e cart was a c t u a l l y i m p o s s i b l e , bLtt h e s e r e a s s u r s n c e s however d i d n o t s u f f l c e t o q u i e t t h e a p p r e h c n s i c ~ i 3of t h o s e people who had allowed themselves t o become alarrric?d. T h i swas p a r t i c u k r l y t r u e i n many of t h e r u r a l cornmunitlc-s of s o u t h e r nI l l i n o i s , and d i r e p r e d i c t i h n s of t n e approaching end o f t h e wcrl-dwere f r e e l y made,NOW a s I have s a i d : while t h e o b s e r v e r s had r o n c l u s i v e l y provenby t h e i r c a l c u l a t i o n s t h z t w e were i n no danger whctever of e d i r e c th i t froin t h e comet, s t i l l t h e y d i d d i s c o v e r a v e r y p e r u l i ; r ~circum-s t a n c e and one moreover which l e n t some semblance of r e a l l ~ yt o ~ 1 : ef a n t a s t i c s t o r i e s of t h e newspaper men. It was t h e f a c t d i s c l o s e d byt h e i r r e s e a r c h e s t h a t on May l o t h , t h e comet would pass dirt:. t l y bccwecnt h e Sun and E a r t h and a s t h e t a i l of t h e conet zlways polnt; c i r e c t l yaway from t h e S u n , t h e r e was a very s t r o n g proba5illt.y t;hat t h e Farth.might pass through a s e c t i o n of i t . They d i d not how el^^?: t-~!-,j.c~pateany occurrence o ~ l to f t h e o r d i n a r y due t o t h i s f a c t b,?r 1 1 . ~ ~c c i e ~ c ehirs
    • An Enigaa of t h e Heavens (Continued)broven t h a t t h e t a i l of 2 comet i s about t h e most tenuous o b j e ~ tofwhich it is p o s s i b l e t o conceive; i t s d e n s i t y a p p a r e n t l y b e i n g mushl e s s t h a n t h e most p e r f e c t artificial vacuum and approaching i n f a c ta b s o l u t e zero.Now d u r i n g t h e s p r i n g of l 9 l O I w2s a s e n i o r i n t h e l o c a l high s c h ~ , ? ?and i n c i d e n t a l l y a v e r y - e n t h u s i z s t i c amateur astronomer, a n avocatiorri n which I s t i l l f i n d g r e a t d e l i ~ c , ; , This being t h e c a s e , you cane a s i l y imzgine w i t h w h ~ tabsorb]-ng l n t e r e s t I watched t h e sky f o r e v e r jo p p o r t u n i t y t o c a t c h a glimpse of t h e i n t e r e s t i n g v i s i t o r and it wzsw i t h c o n s i d e r a b l e i n t e r e s t t h a t I a s c e r t a i n e d from my o b s e r v a t i o n s andt h e anno~ncemento f profession21 as;ronomers t h a t t h e cometPs t a i lwould i n t e r s e c t t h e E a r t h s o r b i t a t t h e - e x a c t p o i n t where t h e E a r t hwould be on May 19, and while n o t r e a l l y e x p e c t i n g a n y t h i n g ctzt of t:?eo r d i n z r y t o happen, s t i l l I d e t e r m i n d t o make u n u s u a l l y c a - e 2 u l . o b s e r -v a t i o n s t h a t n i g h t .The n i g h t of May 19, 1910, s e t t l e d down c l e a r and calm over s o u t h ~ ~ ~ i ~~ l l i n o i s . I was, of course, most i n t e n t l y observing t h e heavens a l ld u r i n g t h e e a r l i e r hours of t h e evening f o r s i g n s of any unv.sllz1 happen- i n g s , p a r t i c u l a r l y was I c u r i o u s t o s e e whether o r n o t t h e r e would beany uncommon number of meteors; b u t nothing a t a l l o u t of t h e orciinarywas v i s i b l e , not even t h e comet i t s c l f , s i n c e i$ was now i n c o n j ~ n c t l o nw i t h t h e Sun and hence below t h e h o r i z o n , s o toward e l e v e n orc,ocl; Idecided t o r e t i r e f o r a few hours s l e e p znd have a n o t h e r look i n .;hee a r l y hours which precede t h e dawn. I seemed t o f a l l a s l c e p a s soona s I touched t h e bed and seeminglv h z r d l y a second l a t e r was awakea g a i n , r e a c h i n g f o r my watch and s t r i k i n g a l i g h t . I was smazed t o n o t et h a t it was 2 : 3 0 a.m, Being mindful t o s e e what, i f a n y t h i n g , haddeveloped d u r i n g my t h r e e 2nd one h a l f h o u r s a s l e e p , I d r e s s e d andwalked o u t f o r a few obskrvations.Seldom, i f e v e r , have I seen a n i g h t more p e r f e c t f o r t h e purpose,The a i r was u n u s u a l l v c l e a r and t h e myriads of s t a r s and c o n s t e l l a t F o n sshown w i t h t h e d a z z l i n g beauty and d i s t i n c t n e s s of microspic a r c l i g h s sa g a i n s t t h e j e t - b l a c k c o l o r of t h e s k y , while, overhead t h e f a i i l t e r an2more remote beauty of t h e milky wav spanned t h e c e l e s t i ~ lv a u l t l i k esome f a r o f f r i v e r of s i l v e r y , luminous sand. Lost i n contemplatio!~of t h e sublime grandeur of t h e scene 2nd absorbed i n a d m i r a t i o n of itss u r p a s s i n g beauty, I hcd f o r t h e moment q u i t e f o r g o t t e n t h e comet al--t o g e t h e r 2nd a l s o a l l thought of any unusual phenomena--whcn ~ u d d e n l . ~ ~o u t of t h e southwestern sky somewhat from t h e g e n e r e l d i r e c t i o n of t 2 edescended Orion and S i r i u s ( a p o i n t n e a r l y e x a c t l y o p p o s i t e from t k 2 -.- p o s i t j o n of t h e comet) t h e r e b x s t upon my v i s i o n a s t r a n g e and ex5r.a-o r d i n a r y s i g h t . F l a s h i n g i n t o vkew w i t h t h e i n s t a n t a n e o u s quicknessof a b o l t of l i g h t n i n g , a d a z z l i n g r e d meteor appeared o r r a t n e r - w h a ton t h e s p u r of t h e i n o ~ e n tI presumed t o be a meteor, b u t what erracik..law o r whim was governing t h e motion of t h i s s t r a n g e meteor if suchit was? Where b y t a second before n o t a t h i n g o u t of t h e 0rd.j-ary h2dbeen v i s i b l e i n t h e sky, t h e r e was now a p p w r i n g t o ny z>?.sf~unci.edandincredulous v i s i o n a f i e r y red globe l a r g e r and b r i g h t e r ~ h n n?Tzcus,,slowly 2nd l e i s u r e l y d r i f t i n g z c r o s s t h e sky f o l i o w i n g a sTlg,:t17 sigzag and i r r e g u l a r p a t h 3 toward t h e n o r t h e a s t , and w i t h a s2em.1 ap?xr-e n t l y n o t much g r e a t e r t h a n o u r -present dey a i r y ! l ~ n r - swould a t ~ a i i ~ .I n appearance it s t r u c k me i n z t a n t l y and f o r c i b l y e s ~ 7 2 s : . n + , ~ ~ n g2p e r f e c t resemblance b o t h i n -shape and c o l c r t o t h e rv.i!cy ;:.!-inct Mars;more e s p e c i a l l y Mars 2s seen through a moderately powered t c l e s c ~ p € ,(continued on n e x t page) .-
    • An Enigma of t h e Heavens ( c o n t i n u e d )There was t h e -same r e d d i s h ochre c o l o r , t h e s;lme s l i g h t l y o v a l shape,b u t t h e r e was however no i n d i c a t i o n of t h e s o - c a l l e d c a n a l s and ~ o l s - ~ >caps which one would expect t o fii>:i i n an i m ~ g eof Mars,Slowly and s t e a d i l y t h e s t r a n g e r e d o r b seemed t o d r i f t o r f l o a t Ir:i t s s l i g h t l y i r r e g u l a r course a c r o s s t h e sky. The resemblznce tc: ?:arc( a l t h o u g h , of c o u r s e , many times ?:-..;-:~hter)was v e r y s t r i k i n g and t!~c??was n o t t h e f a i n t e s t h i n t of t n e f i c ~ yt r a i l of s p a r k s which a r e t h eu s u a l accompaniment of meteors and s h ~ o t i n gs t a r s , This slcw drlft!.ngmotion of t h e s t r a n g e o b j e c t was p u z z l i n g enough f o r a s a l l o b s e r v s r s- .know, t h e motion of a common a e t e o r i s exceedingly s w i f t and USU:::!-Yover almost , h e f o r e one has t i m e t o g e t a good look a t i t , b 1 ~ teT~-el7s t r a n g e r t h i n g s .were t o imr~lediatelyhappen, I had, by t h i s th?, f o l ? o ~ed t h e o b j e c t s movements w i t h eager w a t c h f u l n e s s f o r a p e r i x i whiehI judge must have been two minutes,From a p o i n t about one t h i r d w d q ~down t o t h e southwestern horizon almost d i r e c t l y overhead t o a p o i n tw e l l down toward t h e n o r t h e a s t h o r i z o n , when suddenly w i t h a j e r k y ,convulsive shud&ing movement, its mo$ion stopped a l t o g e t h e r 2nd I wasg a z i n g withlastonishment a t a m o t i o n l e s s , s i n i s t e r r e d orb suspended- a g a i n s t t h e background of s c i n t i l l a t i n g s t a r s - a n d deep blac? s k y , ifI had b een s u r p r i s e d b e f o r e , I w2s t r u l y amazed now f o - s u r e l y noo r d i n a r y meteor hzd e v e r behaved i n t h i s manner b e f o r e . For almost anhour t h i s s t r a n g e f i r e b a l l o r wh2tever it was remained s t a t i o n ~ r j ri nt h e s k y , w h i l e s t r a n g e s t of 2 1 1 was t h e f a c t t h a t I was zw?re of itsg r a d u a l r i s i n g h i g h e r i n t h e sky j u s t a s t h e Sun and Moon appear ii-.;.do a s t h e E a r t h s r o t a t i o n c z r r i e s t h e observer eastward, This f a c tproved c o n c l u s i v e l y t o me t h ~ tw h ~ t e v e rt h e t h i n g was, it wes beyondt h e limits of o u r a t m o s ~ h e r e ,hence could not be a meteor: b e c a u s e - a l lmeteors and s h o o t i n g stars without e x c e p t i o n a r e caused by s o l i dp a r t i c l e s p a s s i n g through t h e E a r t h 7 s atmosphere a t a speed of msnym i l e s p e r second, t h e r e b y becoming incandescent and melted by t h ef r i c t i o n of t h e i r passage through t h e a i r , I t w ~ sn e a r l y 3 : 4 j a.mnow and I hed been watching t h i s amazing s p e c t a c l e f o r more t h a n anhour, and i t h ~ dby t h i s time r i s e n some d e g r ~ e sbackwzrd and upwardi n t h e heavens due t o t h e E a r t h s r o t a t i o n : a movement which i t d i dn o t s h a r e ; )when suddenly without a momentis warning-and w i t h t h a tsame j e r k y , c o n v u l s i v e , shuddering muemen:, which I hzd noted whm i ts t o p p e d , it resumed i t s slow, l e i s u r e l y d r i f t i n g movement toward t h ehorizon. T h i s t i m e , however, i t s journey wzs extremely s h o r t l i v e d ,n o t more t h a n t e n seconds d i d it f o l l o w i t s s l i g h t l y zigzag p a t hwhen w i t h t h e suddenness o f a l i g h t i n g f l a s h , it was gone. Not a t 7 a c cn o t a s i g n of i t s prcsence remained, where b u t a second b e f o r e i t h ~ dshown i n a l l i t s ruddy end s i n i s t e r b r l l l i a n r e , t h e r e was now onlyt h e t w i n k l i n g s t a r s , and t h e deepening d r a r k n e s s which h e r a l d s t h edawn.So s t r a n g e , s o f a n t a s t i c , s o u t t e r l y preposter2,us d i d t h e wholet h i n g seem t o me t h e t a s I r e t u r n e d t o bed t o l i e pondering and t h i n k -i n g , I could n o t p o s s i b l y convince myself t h a t it had no2 been a nh a l l u c i n a t i o n . I n f a c t , I f i n a l l y decided t o c o n s i d e r i t a s such 2ndt o s a y n o t h i n g of t h e m z t t e r t o anyone,Imagine my s u r p r i s e t h e n , when on t h e f o l l o w i n g day, I - c h a n c e d t omeet an acquaintance from t h e neighboring v i l l a g e of Laclede whoinformed me t h a t h e , t o g e t h e r w i t h s e v e r a l o t h e r yoang peclp1e of t h cv i l l a g e , h2d held an a l l n i g h t 7comet p;rtyTf and he vol-l.?t.,:*ily r e -l a t e d t o me t h e very t h i n g which I had s c e n , 2nd knoi:.ng P~,: 2ilte-Aes:i n astronomy, ~ s k e df o r an ex-plqns-Lion which I w a s ~ ! l i ~ : l l ~ :q g i - r e ,A s 1 h ? l ~ ~s:,al pd r?h91,7e, t . h i ~L T n 8 - 7 J r "IKCP s + ? - v r k me a t :-hn b , l y : ~a s> ( COQ t i ;.lll~4 ni? ncr t page )
    • An Enigma of t h e He2vens ( c o n t i n u e d )being a most e x t r 2 o r d i n ~ r - ya s t r o n o n i c a l p u z z l e , and such i t has r e -mainsd through a l l t h e s e n i n e t e e n yezrs. I can f i n d no s a t i s f a c t o r l ;e x p l a n ~ t i o nof i t , L o r have I been a b l e t o o b t 2 i n one from any scio:l.=.t i s t o r astronomer of whom I h?ve scught. S t r a n g e a s it nay seem,t h e r e can be no q u e s t i o n t h z t t h e f z c t s i n t h e case occurred e x a c t l ya s r e l a t e d , l e t your i n t e r p r e t a t i o n be what i t may. Whatevcr t h e ob-j e c t may have been, it must have been i n t i r e l y o u t s i d e o u r oreEn ofa l r . T h i s i s d e f i n i t e l y shown by t h e f a c t t h a t it d i d n o t p a r t c k eof t h e E z r t h l s r o t a t i o n a l movement, b ~ i ta f t e r s t o p p i n g appeared tr->r i s e i n t h e sky e x a c t l y l i k e t h e regul.zr hesvenly bodies and w i t habout t h e sane speed. Had it been mersly a luminous b a l l of g s ssuspended i n t h e a i r , a s some a u t h o r i t i e s have suggested, t h e r e wouldhave been no a p p z r e n t motion of r i s i n g a s was t h e case when i t becames t a t i o n a r y , because a l l o b j e c t s w i t h i n t h e E a r t h s atmosy,hcre rxr:r,of n e c e s s i t y s h a r e w i t h t h e a t a o s p h e r ~t h e E a r t h s eastward movementof r o t a t i o n ,To have been o u t s i d e our a e r i a l envelope it would h ~ v ehzd t o havebeen a t 2 d i s t a n c e o f a t l c a s t two hundred m i l e s from the E a r t h s s u r -f a c e and how much f a r t h e r it may have been, we cannot say,A t t h ~ td i s t a n c e t o h2ve Bppezred l a r g e r and b r i ~ h t e r - t h a nVenus, itwould have been necessary t h a t it have a d i a m e t e r of many hundred~ 3 r d ~~ n da l s o a t t h p t d i s t a n c e t o have g i v e n t h e e f f e c t of even slowmotion t h ~ twas a p p z r e n t , it would hzve been imperative t h a t it 1;2t r a v e l i n g a t t h e t e r r i f i c speed of thousands of miles p e r hour,Nowjust w h ~ tt h e answc,r t o t h i s p e r p l e x i n g a r r a y of f a c t s may Se,I cannot say. You may s a y t h a t it was merely some unusuel phenonma connected with t h e comet and t h i s t h e o r y I can no3 e n t i r e l y disprove,but t h e r e a r e f a c t o r s which make i t appear extremely doubtful. F i r s t :t h e o b j e c t was moving d i r e c t l y toward t h e cornet o r n e e r l y s o while i t smotion was more n e s r l y a t r i g h t a n g l e s t o t h e cometary o r b i t . Second:how account f o r t h e f a c t o f i t s slow motion i f you s a y i t was somes o r t of cometary s a t e l l i t e , f o r even though i t s speed was t e r r i f i c ,it was v e r y ruch slower t h a n t h e t of t h e comet a t t h z t time,A s I watched i t s e r r a t i c movements t h a t long ,gone n i g h t , t h e r ewas borne s t r i k i n g l y upon my mind a c u r i o u s impression of i n t e l l i g e n tc o n t r o l . Ana a s u g g e s t i o n of d e l i b e r a t e o b s e r v a t i o n on t h e p a r t oft h e s t r a n g e r e d mystery w s s s t a r t l i n g l y impressive a s it paused and Ihung motionless t h a t l o n g hour i n t h e midnight sky. Could It have beenp o s s i b l e t h e n t h a t it r e a l l y was some monstrous i n t e r - p l a e t a r y o reven i n t e r - s t e l l e r v e h i c l e , p o s s e s s i n g a power of making i t s e l fluminous o r non-luminous a t w i l l ? Could it have been t h a t it was.something p r o p e l l e d and guided a c r o s s spzce by i n t e l l i g e n t beings? Andi s it p o s s i b l e t h a t t h u s t r a v e l i n g , it by chance o r d e s i g n , passedn e a r our p l a n e t and paused momentarily t o gaze upon it perhags evendebatimg t h e a d v i s a b i l i t y of a t t e m p t i n g t o r e a c h i t s s u r f z c e f o r ab r i e f v i s i t ? I confess t h a t it sounds w i l d l y impossible 2nd .yet. . ?Anyone watching it t h a t n i g h t could e a s i l y hcve been persuzded t h a ta f t e r a long period o f i n d e c i s i o n , t h e mysterious o r b suddenly decidedupon a course of a c t i o n and a g a i n s t a r t e d t o move, only t o .?anish i na few seconds.If by some wild p o s s i b i l i t y , i t w2s such a v e h i c l e a s I heve sug-_ g e s t e d , d i d i t s o c c u p ~ n t sdecide t o c o n t i n u e t h e i r voy2g2 2nd f c r Fur-poses known t o themselves, cause t h e i r s t r e n g ? c a r t o becone non-lum-inous and i n v i s i b l e , o r d i d it r e a l l y a t t e m p t t o t?qprboach ~ y dc o n t a c t( c u n t , i n ~ ~ ~ dor, nox-t p g e )
    • More on 1955 Saucer OccupantsThe February i s s u e of SKYLCOK c ~ r r i e da s t o r y which incluhed mzntc-of t h e l ~ t eDorothy K i l g a l l e n 7 s r e n o r t of having seen a f l y i n g S ~ U C ? : ~ -and t h e preserved b o d i e s of t h e occupants a t an E n g l i ~ h , A i rForce b z s ei n 1955*We c7sked LOU F 8 r i s n i f he had, ar.:ithi.ng on t h i s i n h i s f i l e s , andhe c?ne up w i t h t h i s r e p o r t from ?:he Hamilton Spectatorll of May 2 6 j1955. It follows:--London, May 24. 4 r e p o r t t h z t l l l i t t l e menu fromo u t e r space m;y h ~ v ea r r i v e d i n B;-it;:irL i n f l y i n g ssucei-s was deniedboth o f f i c l z l l y end u n o f f i c i a l l y l e s t n i g h t .Howevcr, Prof. A , M. Low, p r e s i d e n t of t h e B r i t i s h I n s t i t u t e o rEngineering Technology, confirmed one p e r t of t h e f l y i n g s a u c c r r e -p o r t s . He s a i d t h e A i r M i n i s t r y was h o l d i n g up a r e c e n t l y c c ~ ~ l r t e df l y i n g s a u c e r survey,Prof. Low s a i d he was assured t h e reason f o r holding up t h e r e -p o r t was "purely e a r t h l y , " presumzbly because it contained r e f e r e n c e st o a i r c r e f t s t i l l on t h e s e c r e t l i s ? ,Over t h e week-end a B r i t i s h o f f i c i a l of Cabinet rank was qxc1teda s saying s c i e n t i s t s nnc! airmen examined t h e wreckage o f a mysteriousf l y i n g s h i p and were convinced it was a f l y i n g s a u c e r from a n o t h e rp l a n e t .The szme s o u r c e , who was not f u r t h e r i d e n t i f i e d , was qvoted a ssaying: "We b e l i e v e , on t h e b z s i s of o u r i n q u i r i e s , t h a t t h e s a u c e r swere s t a f f e d by s m a l l men--prob?bly under f o u r f c e t t a l l , ""Not t r u e , " d a i d t h e Defence M i n i s t r y l ~ s tn i g h t ,"No -such investigat-ion was c 2 r r l e d o u t , s s s a i d t h e A i r M i n i s t r y ,Prof. Low gzve t h e opinion t h a t t h e d e l a y i n i s s u i n g t h e P i rM i n i s t r y r e ~ o r t ,p r o b ~ b l ys t ~ r t ~ dt h e r e p o r t s about t h e outer-spaceo r i g i n of f l y i n g s2ucers.The I n t ~ r - P l a n e t a r yS o c i e t y , which i n v e s t i g a t e s f l y i n g s a u ? e r s, r e p o r t s on i t s own, s p i d : "We Ivve not hei7rd of any r e p o r t s of sucha 12nding i n B r i t a i n and t h i n k it would be impossible t o keep sucha r e p o r t quiet."If any of o u r r e a d e r s have anything i n t h e i r f i l e s on t h e Kilga--..l e n r e p o r t , wed a p p r ~ c i a t et h e i r l e n d i n g it t o u s s o we could prin-cit i n SkYLOOK.DATA-WIT REPORT i s published monthly by DATA-NET, t h e UFO AmateurRadio Network. WB6RPL, Michel J a f f e , C o n t r o l , 624 F e r l e y S t . , MountsinView, C a l i f . , 94940. This comprehensive u f c z i n e i s e d i t e d by [Jo C h r kand i s $&.00 p e r y e a r , 35Q f o r a sample copy, Many pages of UFO r e ~ w - $ 5and l o t s more!----- ._--_ ---- -. -- -- -_-_- -- __.__ .. . -------- .-- -----Five comets V i s i b l e i n North Hemisphere. . -MOSCOW--Five b r i g h t new comets may now be s e e n i n t h e nol-thcrnHemisphere, according t o a l e a d i n g Russian 2stronomer quoteci by theTass new agency Friday.. He s ~ i d .t x o of t h e comets were discovered, bya Jgp2nes.e and . t h e f i - f t h by an African,Source: "Arkansas G a z e t t e , " Feb. 2 8 , 1970. C r e d i t : Lou Farikfr
    • BEFORE . . . .... By Lucius F a r i s hAlthough SKYLOOK has earned a well-deserved r e p u t a t i o n a s a p u b l i -c a t i o n f e a t u r i n g new and nowu UF3 m a t e r i a l , t h e e d i t o r has asked ~e ;.i n i t i a t e a s e r i e s of a r t i c l e s d e a l i n g w i t h t h e pre-1947 UFO r e p o r t s ,Therefore, i n each succeeding i s s u e of SKYLOOK, one such account 1 : : i l lbe f e a t u r e d .The London, England, DAILY MIRROR f o r Aup.~st4, 1967, r e - p r i n t e dr e p o r t s of a n a e r i a l o b j e c t seen i n L e i c e s t e r and Nottingham i n 1783.The s o u r c e f o r t h e o r i g i n a l account is not given, nor i s t h e e x a c td a t e of t h e s i g h t i n g s . The f o l l o w i n g i s a quote:--The f i r s t ( r e p o r t ) d z t e l i n e d L e i c e s t e r , r e a d s : On Monday n i g h t a-bout nine o c l o c k , a most uncormon phenomenon i l l u m i n f d t k i s place. tglobe of f i r e , a p p a r e n t l y about t h e s i z e of t h e moon i n fu.11, w i t h at a i l of s e v e r a l y a r d s , l i k e t h a t of a comet, and seemingly not moret h a n f o r t y yards above t h e t o p s of t h e houses, passed over t h e town.Its n o t i o n d i d n o t appear swift, nor t h e c ~ l o u rof t h e flame r e dand t e r r i f y i n g , nor w2s it accompenied w i t h any e x t r a o r d i n s r y h e a t i nt h e atmosphere, nor any rumbling noise.The appearance was b e a u t i f u l beyond d e s c r i p t i o n ; t h e f i r e cf al i q u i d p e a r l colour.A t t h e same time a r e p o r t e r i n N ottingham observed: ". . a veryl a r g e b a l l of f i r e . . . it moved f i r s t h o r i z o n t a l l y and with incred-i b l e v e l o c i t y ."It afterwards passed, i n an oblique d i r e c t i o n , upwards, when itb u r s t i n t o a number of p z r t s .. .UFO Convention t o be Held i n Pennsylvania, A p r i l 1 9 t hAdam Lewansowski, p r e s i d e n t of UNAPRO, 1513 Woodmont Ave., Arnold,Pa., 15068, wishes u s t o announce a UFO Convention, o2en t o a l l UFOo r g a n i z a t i o n s , t o be held on A p r i l 19, 1970 a t t!le Holiday I n n , 300Tarentum Bridge Road, New Kensington, Pa. There i s a r e g i s t r a t i o ncharge o f $5.00 and checks should be mailed t o UNAPRO, P. 0. B3x 397,New Kensington, Pa., 15068. Telephone 335-0993, Area Code 412,E d i t o r s Note: As we a r e not f a m i l i a r w i t h t h i s grcxp; We suggesto u r E a s t e r n r e a d e r s , who may be i n t e r e s t e d , c o n t a c t M>. Le:v:.mowskif o r f u r t h e r information.-------........................................................................Has your s u b s c r i p t i o n t o SKYLOOK expired? This i s your k s t i s s u eif t h e r e is a r e d X by your name on t h e a d d r e s s l a b e l , Use ilie blankenclosed t o renew your s u b s c r i p t i o n today s o you wont miss t h e n e ncopy. Send check o r money o r d e r f~~ $4.00 t o Firs, Narrn3 E - S h o r t ( o r7 . .SKYLOOK), Box 129, S t o v e r , 140, , 55Q78. Remerxber--we i; - . c: every month,
    • Dont T r y to T e l l Clem Risceglia UFOs Don!t Exist- -,---- ------ -- ---- -.It r i q l e d along over the tyee t o p s a hund.red y ~ r d sf r o m h i s ca?.,without srlinci, an2 ther, ..,p~~d2 ~ 2 3 ~"Okay," s 2 v s C l e m , fmwning, :Ifit wasn?t 2 UFO. w h a t w ~ sit?"
    • . .Bonita Roman--Editor of t h e "Flying Saucer B u l l e t i n i t fThe Dec, 7, 1969 i s s u e of t h e "Dayton Daily News1 gave Bonita andKenny Roman t h e cover p g e o f t h e i r Svndzy magazine s e c t i o n , and anothej: .page t o a photograph of Mrs. Rona;: and a r e p o r t of h e r ufology i n t e r e s t :"Bonnieff i s t h e e d i t o r of t h e "Flying Saucer B u l l e t i n , " a SINDEC publ i c a t i o n which we have mentioned b e f o r e i n SKYLOOK, a s we ]:me a highr e g a r d f o r t h i s bi-monthly m ~ g a z i n ewhose e d i t o r a l s o I f t e l l s . ~ ta s i t i L ~We now draw f7om t h e magazine a r t i c l e f o r some i n t e r e s t i n g :actsabout Bonita Roman who is t h e d i r e r t o r of t h e a r e a UFC Informetion Cen-t e r . The Romans l i v e i n an old whize house t h a t is between 75 and 105)years old ( v e r y a t t r a c t i r ~ e ,a s pic:ured on t h e cover) allti Bcri:;ie: I>..-f i c e i s on t h e second f l c o r . The w - i t e r d e s c r i b s s h e r a s , llJjer i?ai--i s brown, b u t i n t h e mod, a r t i f i c a l l y s-peckled w i t h grzy.ll The ?hot?shows a p r e t t y young wom2n w i t h an a l e r , expression.Her i n t e r e s t i n s a u c e r s stems from t h e tine she was i 3 and s h e aC.ds,"In f a c t , I am int,erested i n anything u n e x p l ~ i n e d . " Her Informztion Cen-t e r is a f f i l i ~ t e dw i t h NICAP and APRO. When r e p o r t s from t h e bliddletowna r e a cone t o h e r at,tention, s h e goes out and t21ks t o people who haveseen t h e o b j e c t s . "1 d i g r i g h t in, she s e y s ,She o b j e c t s vehemently t o t h e p r e s s o-ffqn making w i t n e s s e s t o UFOso b j e c t s of r i d i c u l e and f e e l s t h c t h e r burcau o r f e r s 2 seziirs p l a c ef o r t h o s e who have seen u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e z t s t o make r e p o r t s , ,"We w i l l keep names p r i v a t e i f t h e y wish,? s h e s a i d . "The r e p o r t s a r emore important t h a n g e t t i n g nznzs,"One of t h e i n t e r e s t i n g r e p o r t s given i n t h e a r t i c l e t e l l s of a youqgboy who r a n screaming i n t o - h i s r w a i H s m i l t o ~home about a year ago,H i s mother r a n o u t j u s t i n time to s?3 211 o b j e c t ;as b i g a s z housefft a k i n g o f f from an a d j o i n i n g field. She r a n back i n t o t h e house 2ndc a l l e d h e r husband home from work, lie found a ti-ail cZ red djjst--liket h i n g s i n t h e yard. On t h i s sai-ile d a t e s i g h t i n g s n + a r t h e Fairfielci schooland i n Middletown were made,Kenneth Roman i s now s e l l i n g a UFO d e t e c t o r , a magnetic al-prm d e v i c ehe bought from a Cincinnati t o 9 l firrj?, It is c d v e r t i s e d i n E m n i e 7 smagazine. The bi-monthly ufozine i s $4,00 p c r yeTr, and t112 a d d r e s sis Route 3, Yankee Rozd, Middlctown, Ohio, 4504.2,Lou F a r i s h s e n t u s a copy of t h e Day:o~ p:lblication. From r>-lrperson-a l correspondence w i t h Bonnie, we cFn 2dd t h a t she i s t h ? mother of f o u Ic h i l d r e n , t h r e e boys and a g i r l j ages f o u r t o eleven- She anc n e r hus-band a r e i n t h e i r v e r y e p r l y 3i):s.When do YOU g e t SKYLOOK? We tiljilt unders;,?nd She r n a o ? . r o l - .frequent. .d e l a y s i n m a i l s e r v i c e , b u t xi; :;arp nr-lngir:g i.f up bc:g~-se wn want yout o know t h a t s i ~ c e -we have b?e:? e d i t o r and publisher oc SKLLCCJK, t h i smagazine has NEVER been lete..-.a-i; t h i s eri,i; r ~ i t h e 1 i . n ~ .Yc;a slrio3~ldalwaysr e c e i v e your copy bbythe f i r s ( , c>? t;h? month o r 3ust a C1.3; or ~ Y J Ol a t e r .. . -.depending on where you livs;; 1.2 ?.tdoesrif5 ?azch you by t h e 1 S L h !ri? -h a s-_. taken, 15 .dzys t o t r a v e l 3X.l miles) ; ~ - ~ . ? eus znd wef13 o n 3 a n c t h e rcopy, n r , n f t assjlme we miss25 :: ;7-&li.c21:L~:-.,3ste.--xc d o n t ,
    • A lfMystery Airplzneu S i g h t i n g i n Hopkins County, Texas, S p r i n g , 1968Witnesses: Gary Passey and Richarc! Shum?r, both of Sulphur Sprinzq,Texas. I n t h e s p r i n g 3f 1368 both were s t u d e n t s a t E a s t Texas S t a t eU n i v e r s i t y , Commerce, Texas.L o c ~ t i o nof S i f h t i n g : 5-6 miles e a s t of Coml~erce,Texas. 3Jitnesseswere t r a v e l i n g e a s t i n c a r d r i v e n by Shum?r, on S t z t e Highway 11,Weather: L i g h t , v z r i a b l e winds, m ~ s t l yc l e a r s k i e s w i t h some h i g hcloudiness.D e s c r i p t i o n of Object: A t f i r s t g l a c c e , o b j e c t appezred t o be ccn-v e n t i o n a l a i r c r a f t . As s i g h t i n g progressed, p e c u l i z r i t i c s b e g - 2 ~t~ benoted. Fuselage reminiscent of a "B-29," b u t appeared s m c ~ t ~ ho r m i , -form w i t h no c o c k p i t o r p i l o t s c z b i n and no .windows. Wings were pr2-s e n t and gave t h e impression of b e i a g s h o r t e r and +;bicker t h a n o r b i n -a r y wings, were not angled o r delta-shaned. Color: o b j e c t w ~ su-ifcrrni n c o l o r , a d u l l , r a t h e r nondescript brbwnish o r g r a y i s h c o l o r whichd i d not seem t o r e f l e c t l i g h t , Object gave t h e impression of being Ozllone p i e c e , not s e c t i o n e d e f f There seemed t o . b e some kind of t a i l con-s t r u c t i o n p r e s e n t . No p r o p e l l e r s o r f u e l tanks were d i s c e r n i b l e , andno smoke o r vapor was noted i n connection w i t h t h e c r a f t . No soundwhatsoever wzs ever a s s o c i ~ t e dw i t h t h e c r a f t , although it passed a l -most d i r e c t l y over t h e w i t n e s s e s and a t a r e l a t i v e l y low a l t i t u d e ,Movement of o b j e c t : As first s e e n from t h e automobile, t h e o b j s c twas t r a v e l i n g w e s t ; s h o r t l y , it "reversed d i r e c t i o n " and a p p e ~ r e dt omove p a r a l l e l w i t h auto. The o b j e c t t h e n changed d i r e c t i o n a g a i n andbegan moving roughly perpendiculzr t o t h e w i t n e s s e s 1 l i n e of t r a v e l .Witnesses t h e n stopped t h e a u t o and stepped o u t t o observe objec%, Theo b j e c t t r a v e l ~ di n a s o u t h e r l y d i r e c t i o n u n t i l it passed almost d i -r e c t l y ovcr t h e heads of t h e w i t n e s s e s ; a t t h e t time it chznged d i -r e c t i o n a g a i n , moving i n a more southwesterl-y d i r e c t i o n u n t i l it slow-l y faded o u t of s i g h t , Plthough thctre a p p e ~ r e dt o be some small changei n t h e v e l o c i t y of t h e o b j c t a t v a r i o u s t i m e s , i t , f o r t h e most p a r t ,moved a t a very slow r 2 t e of speed " l i k e a blimp.iq Object appe?redt o pick up speed t o w ~ r dt h e l a s t a s it b e p n t o pass o u t of s i g h t ,Duration of S i g h t i n g : Approximately 10 m5nutes.F u r t h e r COT e n t s : The o b j e c t a?peared t o have no r n ~ r k i n p s ,i n s i g -n i a s o r i d e n t i f i c a t i o n . A s t h e w i t n e s s e s stopped t h e i r a t o t oobserve t h e object, and throufhout most of t h e d u r a t i o n of t h e s i g h t -i n g , sever21 o t h e r automobiles passed, b u t nofie stopped o r a p p e ~ r e dt on o t i c e t h e o b j e c t which, a g a i n first a p > e ~ r c dt o be no more t h a n a. con-v e n t i o n a l a i r c r a f t . A t lowest a l t i t u d e , t h e ob-ject appeered t o be nomore t h a n 200-300 f t e t i n t h e a i r , M r . M a ~ s e yc o ~ m e n t e dt h a t , a f t e rviewing t h e o b j e c t , it looked l i k e soreone had t r i e d t o make "a dmny.o r mock-up a i r p l a n e . "- -This r e p o r t was compiled from a n i n t e r v i e w w i t h Cary Massey, aNICAP and former APRO member, i n December 1969, by Tom A d a m , o fCommerce, Texas, one of o u r SKYLOOK r e a d e r s . Richard 8 h u m r i ss e r v i n g i n t h e United S t a t e s Army and was n o t p r e s e n t d u r i n g t h einterview,I n sending u s t h e r e p o r t , M r . kdams comfiented on Robert SrnullingTs"Plane? UFO?" r e p o r t i n t h e February SKYLOOK and wonders if t h i s ok.-j e c t coulc! have any connection w i t h t h e lmystery planef9 t.iie7 was r e -ported buzzing t h e Gateway Arch i n S t , Louis, M r . Adam a l ~ ~n e n t i o n s.ffthe c o n s i s t e n t ~ x c o l l e n c eof SKYI,OOI(ff--f~rwhlch we t h z r k ? l i i l i ,- .- -
    • NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WEST of t h e U. S. A .Three Watch UF3 off Vencouver .Is;3r?d By Brian C,?nno.n
    • --IN OTHERS WORDS By Lucius F a r i s hReaders may r e c a l l my " g r i eM i n l a s t months column p e r t a i n i n g t ct h e s l o v mail serTrice and my r t h e n ) i r a b i l i t y t o r e p o r t on Tvan S::xier=s o n s a r t i c l e , 17UFOs Under Sea?,vi i n t h e Merch i s s u e of A3GSSY, Well,,b e t t e r l a t e t h a n never. Sanderson c i t e s a number of i n s t a n c e s hers u:-i d e n t i f i e d a q u a t i c o b j e e t s have been s e e i n t h e oceans, a s well a s heir:;t r a c k e d by sonar. He a l s o m e n t i o ~ st h e s t r a n g e a n t e n n a - l i k e objecf ."p hotographed on t h e ocean f l o o r iOOO miles west of Cape Horn, sol:;;!^America, A t a d e p t h o f 2250 fathcms (13,500 f e e t ) , a photcgraphi.:probz from t h e r e s e a r ~ hs h l p El.t,;zin p i c t u r e d t h e s t r a n g e o b j s c t , Tk?----- -amount of undersea UFO a c t i v i t y sugges3s t h a t someone ( n a t i v e o r v i s i -------t o r ) i s a s a t home i n t h e s e ~ sa s i n t h e atmosphere of OLZ- p l a n e t . Thna r t i c l e is w e l l wor7,h r e a d i n g ,The NATIONAL ENQXRER has r e c e n t l y begun s e r i a l i z a t i o n of a c o ~ d x -sed v e r s i o n of E r i c h von Danikens CYLSIOTS OF THE GODS? F e g i n n l n s wi>:::t h e March 15%h i s s u e , t h e s e r i e s w j l l ccntinue through t h e A p r i l 5Cl1i s s u e a t l e a s t , perhaps longer. For 3hose who shy away from krdcosre;-books because of t h e p r i c e t a g s (who d o e s n ! t ? ) , t h e s e ir,staS.menfs w i l lg i v e you t h e g i s t of t h e book,The A p r i l i s s u e o f FATE c o n t a i n s a n a r t i c l e by George E a r l e y , r e -p o r t i n g on a UFO symposium held by t h e National Amateur Astronomers,I n c .: d u r i n g t h e i r a n n c s l c o n v m t i o n i n Aufist , 1962, P a r t j c l p a t m gi n t h e symposium were Drsn J , Allen Hynclc, J a v e s E. McDc;h~ld, JarnesA. Harder, R , Leo S p r i n k i e , Frank B, S a l i s b u r y and David X, ~ a u n d w s .A s w i t h o t h e r s i m i l a r conferences, such m a t t e r s a s -the ~nad:quaciesof t h e Condon Repcrt and t h e need f c r much more s c i e n t i f i c i n v e s t i g a -t i o n of t h e UFO s u b j e c t were d i s c u s s e d , h r l e y has done a good job ofsummarizing t h e h i g h l i g h t s of t h e meeting-One of t h e b e s t UFO a r t i c l e s t o g r a c e %he pages of SAGA i n s e v e r a lmonths appears i n t h e A p r l l i s s u e , Ro>+K x t o n r e p o r t s on h i s "foilow-upTvof t h e Herbert ~ c h i r m e rc o n t a c t s t o r y which occl-rred i n hshlacl,Nebraska, on December 3 ? 1967, Tile incLdent received q l ~ i t e3 b i t ofp u b l i c i t y a t t h e t i m e , b u t seemcd t o have Seen overlooked IF.r e c e n tmonths, The Condon Report mentions t h e c a s e , out does POL cc;nsidcr it.worthy of f w t h e r i n v e s t i g a t i o n , I n r e a l i t y , it is l i k e l y t113t a greaF.d e a l mors v ~ i l lbe learned by thorough i n v e s t i g a t i o n s of s1:c.l e a s e s thar.by more h a l f - m i l l i o n d o l l a r ltsnow jobs1? a s t h e Condon Rcpc.:-t., P r ~ c t - ~i c a l l y a l l t h e information contained i n t h e a r t i c l e w i l l b e new t o mcs?r e a d e r s and it is w e l l worth your a t t e ~ t i o n ,E a r r y Downings v e r y good book. THE BIBLE AND FLYING SAUCERS; i s no!%a v a i l a b l e i n a paperback e d i t i o n from A u o ~Books f o r 75#, Z e ~ e r a lbook;have been w r i t t e n on t h e theme of UFOs and r e l j g i o n ; b u t D?wnizgPP con -t r i k u t i o n i s among t h e b e s t of t h e l o t . Defiri.,tcly recczd7?c2zd,Through t h ~grapevine, we hear t h a t t h e p u b l i s h e r s cf SAGA w i l l soonproduce another s p e c i a l magazine devoted e n t i r e l y t o UFOs, If any mored e f i n i t e word i s r e c e i v e d , it w i l l be mentioned i n a l a t e r column,=====------====--===~-----==~=~=-=========:===-~Be s u r e t o read Lours new f e a t u r e llBeforetl elsewhere i n thi; i s s u e ,SKYLOOK is prond t o i n t r o d u c e t h e new s e r i e s , based on u n 2 1 ? ~ 5 i f i e df l y i n g o b j e c t s , ltbefore" t h e mcdern fly:-ng s a u c e r e r a , L>-: i a r i s hhas no p e e r i n t h e ufology f i e l d of h i s t c - t i c researr;?l 2nd hi-; . a r t i c l e sappear i n ufozines - a i l over t h e worlci.
    • Was It Saucer O r J u s t F i r e ?.,< .,--a, 4- .L .,..t, .,, .a. .a* .b .,< .,, -8- .,<-0, d. .a* .,< .I, .a- .e, .a* .,< .I, -8, .a, -0, -4, -6. .,,.#, .!,.a, -8, .,, .L -4, -5, .,, .L -3, -5, -5, .,, .b .?* .I, .L .b .I, .,a .L .*,-4, -L .* -,, -1- .* ., -1. ...,----., .-..,,.<,.,,.-,. ,,..,. ,,. ,,.e,. ,,.,,. ,,. ,,. ,,. ,,. .,. ,,. ,,. ,,. *,. ,,. <,, ,,.,,. ,,.,,. ,,. *,. <,. ,,.*,. .,.d,. ,,. .,.,,. *,. 0 ,...d,. * * a. ,.*,. .,. .-,--,.-4- ,,. .,.,,- -8. .,.,a- *m- ,,. +- ,,-t-,-*,. -8. PI..8-4-#.I I * , 8 1The Jan. 1 4 , 1970 r9Eagle" of Reading, Pa. , c a r r i e d a LIP1 s t o r yfrom La Madera, N. M. and O r 2 s t e s Wilson, of Reading, s e n t u s t h ec l i p p i n g which f o l l m s : quote--.-La Madera, N. M.- occasione ell^, d u r i n g d e e r season, a h u n t e r o r two stopped b r i e f l y i n t h e s l ~ e p ySpznish town b e f o r e moving on t oCarson Nztional F o r e s t .Evcry now and t h c n d u r i n g a n e l r c t i o n y e r r , e p o l i t i c i 2 n v i s i t e dt o p i c k up a few e x t r a v o t e s from t h e t c w n l s p0pula3ion of 200.Other t h s n t h ~ t, vc r y few s t r s r y e r s were s e e n i n t h e sniall towni n t h e f o o t h i l l s of northwestern F i o Arriba County--except f o r hatc o o l s p r i n g n i g h t i n 1964 when Orlzndo Gell-egos stepped o u t of h i sf z t h e r f s adobe home t o chase away a s m a l l herd of h o r s e s .A t 1 2 : 3 0 a.m. A p r i l 27, 1964, Gallegos saw a n u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n gobject--a f l y i n g s a u c e r ,The A i r Force l a s t month concluded t h a t UFOs do n o t e x i s t and d i s -continued i t s i n v e s t i g a t i o n of them.The people of La Madera, which means RThe T i m b e ~ " i nS p a ~ i s h ,hzveg e n e r a l l y f o r g o t t e n about t h e UFOs a l s o , b u t t h e r e a r e s t i l l some whocan v i v i d l y d e s c r i b e wh2t Gallegos s 2 w t h a t n i p h t .Looking n o r t h toward t h e scrub-lined s h o r e s of t h e t r i c k l i n g Valle-c i t o s R i v e r , Gallegos saw what he l a t e r d e s c r i b e d a s an "egg-shapedo b j e c t , l o n g e r t h a n a telephone pole and ebout 100 f e e t i n circumfer-ence." The o b j e c t , accord in^ t o t h e s t p r t l e d G ~ l l e g o s ,h?d no v i s i b l ewindows o r doors.The s i g h t i n g n i g h t have b ~ e npzssed ovcr i f a s i m i l a r i n c i d e n thad not been reporbed j u s t 55 hours e a r l i c r a t S o c o r r o , N. M . , 200 milezt o t h e sou.t;h8, ( E d i t o r f s Note--here f o l l o w s en account of t h e Zamoras t o r y , well-known t o our r e z d e r s and omitted h e r e ) ::: :I: ):: :::The r e c e n t Air Force r e p o r t s t i r r e d znew t h e c o n t r o v e r s y over suchs i g h t i n g s , e s p e c i a l l y in La Nadera.Former U. S. Marshal Emilio N ~ r z ~ j o ,who was Rio Arriba CountyS h e r i f f a t t h e time of t h e s i g h t i n g e t I a Vadera, s a i d r e c e n t l y t h ewhole t h i n g was a hoax and amounted t o no more t h a n a l a r g e b o n f i r eb u i l t by s e v e r a l youths from t h e community,!Our i n v e s t i g ~ t i o nshowed t h ~ tt h r e e o r f o u r young boys hzd bcenwashinp a c 2 r a t t h e r i v e r 2nd s t a r t e d a f i r e t o burn the r 2 g s bheyhad used.Th2t was t h e f l y i n g s p u c e r Gallegos saw," s 3 i d Maranjo.Naranjo s z i d most of t h e townspeople view t h e i n c i d e n t a s 2 j o k e ,Naranjo rnd t h e n deouty s h e r i f f P e t e J ~ r a m i l l ob o t h s ~ l dt h e y f e l tt h k excitement 2nd f e a r a r i s i n g from t h e Socorro i n c i d e n t added f u e lt o t h e i n c i d e n t a t La Madera.S t p t e P o l i c e Chief Martin V i g i l , however, s a i d he could n o t go a l o n gw i t h N a r a n j o s t h e o r y , b u t hc could o f f e r no e x p l a n z t i o n .V i g i l , commander of t h e s t ~ t ep o l i c e d i s t r i c t which included LaMadera, s a i d he s e n t o f f i c e r s A l b e r t Vega 2nd David Kingsbury t o i n -v e s t i g a t e ."They r e p o r t e d t h e ground wss s t i l l smouldering when t h e y a r r i v e dt h e next day and whatever burned thcr e hed t o have been p r e t t y h o t , "s a i d V i g i l , r e f e r r i n g t o t h e l ~ r g ec i r c u l a r p i e c e of burned ground.The a r e a , however, was p a r t of a community dump which included manyh i g h l y i n f l a m a b l e items.Whatever it wzs, t h e memory has faded through t h e year:j 2nd t h ea r e a r e s i d e n t s , o r most of them, e r e not concerned,W e even t a l k e d t o Gal-legos 2nd h e just laugheci cff t h e wholet h i n g , s a i d Naran jo.
    • S e v e r a l UFO M a ~ z z i n e sAre D r o p ~ i n gOutDuring t h e p a s t yea- 2 number of UFO ~ u b l i c a t i o n shzve ceasedw b l i c e t i o n , o r have announccd t h e i r i n t e n t i o n of doing s: on agiven d a t e .Mark Bouge, e d i t o ~of SLUCER PXGRZINE, is one of t h e most r e c e n t t oj o i n t h e group and he w r i t e s i t i s n t because t h e M.I.B. o r anyonee l s e h a s t r i e d t o " s i l ~ n c e ~him--or even because of f i n a n c i a l d i f f i -c u l t i e s - - b u t because he needs more t i m ~f o r r e s e a r c h and i n v e s t i g t i o n ,He adds t h z t h i s S.M. subscribe-rs w i l l y f h i d i n f u l l and t h a t he Lcooesthey--and o t h e r ufology f r i e n d s - - w i l l c o n t i n u e t o keep i n touch, k1ka d d r e s s i s 1911 Nain S t . , S e l l e v u e , Mebr., 68005. That was a n i c el e t t e r , Mark, and w e l l be expecting t o h e a r from you i n t h e f u t u r e .Angelo Capparella 111, 134. Hznna S t . , Carrboro, N. C. 27510, annmn-ced i n h i s November i s s u e of THE UFO IKFORFER t h a t t h e June 1970 i s s u ew i l l be t h e l a s t one. He i s e n t ~ r i n gt h e U n i v e r s i t y o f North Carolinat h i s f a l l and it i s e z s y t o understand why he cannot e d i t 2nd p u b l i s ha magazine w h i l e engaging i n s t u d y , But he i s n t g i v i n g up h i s i n t e r -e s t i n ufology. He w r i t e s ! ?.. if s n y t h i n g , t h e disbandment of Ch4PICw i l l ~ l l o wme t o becortre niore involved i n p e r s o n a l r e s e a r c h 2nd f i e l di n v e s t i g a t i o n s . . . one of t h e m o t i v a t i n g f a c t o r s which has influencedme t o s c e k a c o l l e g e education i n p h y s i c s 2nd astronomy i s s o t h a t Ican a t t z c k t h i s problem from a s c i e n t i f i c snple." Good l u c k , 2nd weexpect t o h e a r from you.Jozn Whritenour ceased p u b l i c ~ t i o nof SAUCER SCOOP l a s t summer2nd it was ennounced t h z t CAPRI w ~ st z k i n g over h e r subscribers, butwe t a l k e d t o Ed Minasizn, e d i t o r of CXPRI NElnlS, 61 Anes S t . , Dorches-.t e r , Mzss., 02124, by telephone more t h a n a month ago, and he informedus he h ~ st o drop h i s ufozine f o r 2 combination of r e a s o n s , one b e i n gi l l n e s s . k t t h i s w r i t i n p , we h m e n t heard wh2t arr2ngements he ismaking t o hendle h i s unexpired s u b s c r i p t i o n s . Joan Whritenour, a s ourr e a d e r s probzbly know, i s s t i l l i n t h e w r i t i n g f i e l d .SKYWATCH, t o o ceased p u b l i c a t i o n lc?st summer and announcerncnt ofSKYLOOK t a k i n g o v e r J e n n i f e r S t e v s n s s u b s c r i b e r s i s elsewhere i nt h i s f s s u e .T h i s may not b e a complete l i s t . Some o t h e r u f o z i n e s a r e n o texchanging w i t h us and have fzilecl t o answer l e t t e r s of inquiry--butt h e r e may be any number of good r e a s o n s why-.we h a v e n t heard fromthem l a t e l y , and we c e r t a i n l y wont name them u n t i l we hcve somed e f i n i t e inf ormati on.We a r e s o r r y t o l o s e t h e s e magazines. Ezch one made a c o n t r i b u t i o nt o t h e ufology f i e l d and w i l l b e missed. So t h e r e s t of us w i l l havet o work harder. S i n c e vUncle?l has a p p a r e n t l y l o s t i n t e r e s t i n wh2t i sgoing on "out t h e r e , " i t s up t o t h e L i t t l e People t o i n v e s t i g a t e andkeep records and t h e day may come when t h e s e r e c o r d s w i l l zssume av a l u e undreamed of z t t h e p r e s e n t t i m e , WeTre t a l k i n g about honestr e p o r t i n g , of course--not ramblings i n t o t h e f i e l d of f s n t z s y .)gain, we wish o u r d e p a r t i n g f r i e n d s good luck--2nd keep i n t o u c h ! ?--ic Ed
    • MIDWEST ORGANIZATION REPORTST r i - S t a t e UFO Study GroupThe February meeting of t h e Tri-.Stzt,e UFO Study Group x a s held i nt h e home of Walt Andrus, Quincy, I l l . , Thursday, February 19thaA f t e r t h e S e c r e t a r y s and Treasurerst r e p o r t s were made, P r e s i d e n tBob Smulling turned t h e meeting over t o Walt Andrus who r e p o r t ~ dont h e t r i p t o S t . Louis, made by s e v c r a l of t h e &uincy members andt h e i r wives, t o a t t e n d t h e l e c t u r e by D r . J , Allen Hynek a t t h eMcnonnell Planetarium.The members enjoyed hearing t h e t a p e of D r . Hynekfs spee:,h ( t a p emade by Wzlt) and a f t e r w a r d s discussed t h e high p o i n t s of Dr, Hpr~c:<st a l k . W a l ~a l s o showed e n l ~ r g e dPoloroid pSctures of a sigliting maciei n November o f 1567 a t Covington, Indiana, a t which time f r ~ mtwe--vet o f i f t e e n o b j e c t s passed overhesd, The p i c t u r e s a r e corlsid~:~e;lauthen-t i c .: After t h e meeting was adjourned, refreshments were served by Mrs.Andrus. The next meetifig w i l l be held i n t h e horn of BIrs. AnitaLavery, 217 S. 1 8 t h S t . , Quincy, I l l . , on Thursday, March 19, 1970,a t 7:30 p.m.A e r i a l Phenomena Club of C e n t r a l I l l i n o i sThe ti.P. P.C.I. was h e l d Mondzy? M ~ r c l l9 t h w i t h llPhysical I h j u r i c s t la s t h e t o p i c f o r d i s c u s s i o n . Various types of i n j u r i e s a s p o s s i b l y r e - -l a t e d t o UFOls--burns, b l i n d i n g , maiming and even dezth--to man cndb e a s t were included.For s e v e r z l months-our group has been busy making plans f o r t h eu f o l o g i s t conference t o be held i n Peoria: June 13, m d a g r e ~ td e z lof time was given over t h i s meeting i n completing arrangements. fin-nouncemcnts a r e being s e n t t o UFO mzgazines ,111 over t h e c c u n t r - ~ ,2ndwe hope t h e y w i l l g i v e us space.There has been some l o c z l i n t e r c s t i n h ~ v i n gt h e e n t i r e conferencet a p e recorded and then making t h e t a p e s a v a i l a b l e t o t h e p u b l i c . Ifany SKYLOOK readers aye i n t e r e s t e d , p l e ~ s edrop a postctlrd z s soona s p o s s i b l e t o t h e Midwest UFO C ~ n f e ~ e n c e ,c/o L s i r d C z r t e r , 725 M,S t . Anthony Ple ce Peori? , 111.. 6160.4, and i n f o r a a t i o a w i l l b e s e n t--no o b l i g a t i o n , of course. It 1s necessary t o know i n advence thep o s s i b l e demand f o r t a n e s .The next meeting willbe held . ba A p r i l 9 and llCaves 2nd ;he UFQrs"w i l l be discussed. Meetings a r e h ~ l dzt the Northminister P ~ c ; b y t e ~ : -i a n church, 7030 N. Route 88, P e o r i a , I l l . , 2nd begin a t 7:30 2ndl a s t around two hours. V i s i t o r s 2 r e always welcome,We a r e happy t o bve two new members--Dezn b y b e r r y and RalphWestervelt ,Reporter: Michzel Morey
    • MIDWEST ORGANI-ZATION REPORTSUFO Study ~ r o u ~MeetsThe UFO Study Croup of ,Greater S t . Louis met a t t h e S t . ~ o u i spub-l i c l i b r a r y t h e evening of Ifarch 1 7 t h , a n d t h e meeting was h i g h l i g h t e dby s e v e r a l members d e s c r i b i ; i g tl-!eir own UFO s i g h t i n g s i n some d e t z i i ,Discussion a l s o concerned t h e upzoming UFO SKYwatch, and C a r l y l e Lakewas mentioned a s a p o s s i b l e s l t e , ,Arthur J , E p s t e i n , mem5er of both APRO and t h e Study G r o u ~ ,1-rz-sided over t h e meeting and informst tllose p r e s e n t of a new p ~ ~ 5 l i c t ; : ~ i ~ ; ~e n t i t l e d "Perimeters ,11 and e d i t e d by Sichard H a l l . UFO a r t i c l z s i co t h e r c u r r e n t p u b l i c a t i o n s were reviewed and a b r i e f d j s c u s s l o n was h ~ jconcerning Jacques V a l l e e f s l a t e s t book, llPassport t o Magonia,ll SOP?members f e l t t h e book concerns t t s e l f t o o much w i t h matters a c t rele7.ran.t o our problem of UFOs ( e , g . , f a i r y t a l e s and s i m i l a r l e g e n d s ) , w h i l eo t h e r s d i s a g r e e d , p o i n t i n g o u t p o s s i b l e connections between t h e UFOoccupants and r e c e n t a r c h a e o l o g i c a l d i s c o v e r i e s of a n c i e n t monumentsand s t r u c t u r e s ,The next meeting w i l l be A p r i l 2nd a t 7 o c l o c k a t t h e l i b r a r y a t16-40 S. Lindbergh,Mark Richardson, a Data-Net member, and B i l l Schwartz and K i l l i a mHelmreich, both Sociology s t u d e n t s , were welcome v i s i t o r s a t t h em e e t i ~ gand we hope t h e y w i l l bscome members,Reported by David A. SchrothS i g h t s F l y i n g Saucer on Birthday!Laurie Diane Walther, of San Mateo, C a l i f . , w i l l rercember h e r 15?-hb i r t h d a y , f o r she saw what she b e l i e v e s t o have been a Clying saucer,A~ccordingt o t h e San Mateo "Times & News Leaden,:Ls.xiie t o l d Deput,yJohn A . Wells t h a t she was s t a n d i n g a t t h e c o r n e r of Ottawa S:, a i dMonte Diablo Ave. a t Bi30 t h e n i g h t of Feh. 10, 1970 when she saw %f l a s h of l i g h t t o t h e n o r t h e a s t . Then s h e saw what appeared 53 be 3f l y i n g saucee--a round o b j e c t about- 25 f e e t i n diameter w i t h r e d an-db l u e l i g h t s on i t s perimeter. I t appeared t o b e h ~ v e r i n zabout 50 f e e tabove t h e ground n e a r t h e PC&E s ~ b s t . a t i o n ,t h e . g i r l s a i d ,L a u r i e , who l i v e s a t 1514 Monte Diabl-o, t o l d Wells t h z t sh.e was IXI-a b l e t o determine t h e c o l o r and composition of t h e o b j e c t i t s e l f -be-cause of t h e b r i g h t n e s s of t h e l i g h t i t g2ve o c l , A f t e r watching f o ~a few minutes, she went home and c a l l e d t h e San Mateo P o l i c e -Depar.t-ment t o r e p o r t it. She was. advised t o t e a l h e r - s t o r y t o r;?iz FecieralAviation Administcation. That o f f i c e was closed,s,o, wanting t o r e p o r tt h e i n c i d e n t t o someone,, she c a l l e d t h e s h e r i f f s o f f i c e ,Deputy Wells checked w i t h t h e p o l i c e d e p ~ r t m e n tl a t e r and-wss t o l dt h a t it had received s i m i l a r reports, .C r e d i t : Lou F a r i s h ,--------------_-----.__----_-----------_-_-----------------Many See Thing i n Sky.Many San Bernardino, C a l i f , r e s i d e n t s saw and r e p o r t e d a i a r g e andr e d d i s h o b j e c t t h a t remained i n t h e sane a r e a of t h e SKY fxalir;o~t,ah a l f hour b e f o r e s ~ l d d e n l ydisapp2arin@, t h e n i g h t of ? 2 9 , -i.5; 197a0The "Sun-Tel.cgrarn r e c e i v e d a r z s h o f c a l l s about 10 p,m,Credit: Lou F a r i s h. .- ---
    • Orange-Colored Object Seen i n North Carolina (F&, 18, 1970)Roy Barrow Jr. , o f 402 Clancy S t . r e p o r t e d s e e i n g an unusual obj e a : .i n t h e sky about 10:20 oclock l a s t n i g h t ,Barrow s p o t t e d t h e orange o b j e c t while he was d r i v i n g s o u t h on 6rJjfrom highway 70. He s a i d t h e o b j e c t was t r a v e l l i n g n o r t h e a s t LO SOL?;:!--west a t a slow r a t e of S F G ~ ~ .1.l; t h e n made a 90 degree tura and zcw;elaway,Source: S a l i s b u r y , . N,- C, "Evening P o s t . f l C r e d i t : Lou F a r i s h- _ _ - --_--_-__ ------___ -- ----- -----.---------- ---- .___-----_-___-____- ----------- ---___-__- --- - ---. -.-F l y i n g Object Reported a t Dunn, N o C,John E. N o r r i s , . J r . , P o l i c ~C S f i c e r , a t Dunn, M, C . , s a i d todayt h a t he saw a "strange l i g h t t poing f r o n e a s t t o west over I3road stree..i n t h e !early Morning hours one mrrning last week. He w i d it was goingt o o f a s t f o r an a i r p l a n e , and t h e r e was no n o i s e accompanying t h ef l y i n g o b j e c t ,N o r r i s has r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a number of such o b j e c t s while on e a r l ymorning p a t r o l i n a p o l i c e c a r h e r e over t k e h s t couple years,Source: Dunn, N. C. "Record, t1 Feb, 10, 1-970, C r e d i t : Lc:l F ~ r i s h_---------__-----__-____----__-_--------------------------------------------------------------============.---=--==:=F . i r e b a l l 3 e e n over Robeson County, N, C,A f i r e b a l l i n t h e sky, r e p o r t e d t o h ~ v ebeen seen n o r t h e a s t ofLumberton on Tuesday n i g h t , Jan. 27, may have ended up a s chunk ofr o c k on t h e grad i n Robeson County,B i l l y Lewis r e p o r t e d s e e i n g t h e f i r e b a l l a t midnight while d r i v i n geastward on Highway 41. He was r e t u r n i n g t o h i s home, between LumSer-t o n and Elizabethtown, a f t e r l a t e o f f i c e work a t "The Robesonian,"where he is a d v e r t i s i n g manager.A b r i g h t l y glowing o b j e c t l i k e a b a l l of f i r e descended nl-owly iqt h e s k y , Lewis s a i d , and made a b l a ~ i n gt r a i l behind it. The oojec.6 appeared t o b e about -the same s i z e a s t h e image of t h e maor,, which w s sv i s i b l e a t t h e same time. Lewis s a i d he ccuid not, e s t i m a t e c h ~aot.uals i z e o f t h e o b j e c t because h e could n o t t e l l how f a r away jr was, butit had t h e appearance of being w i t h i n about a mile of t h e hfghway,There was no road leading i n t h e d i r e c t i o n o f t h e o b j e c t , =o he d i d n o - .attempt t o look f o r i t ,"It was s o b r i g h t it s t a r t l e d me. It was t h e most s p e c t a c u l a r thir.5I have e v e r seen," -,James Hooks, d i r e c t o r of t h e Robeson Planstarium a t t h e EducationeiResou,rce Center, s a i d the d e s c r i p t i o n f i t s t h a t of a b o l i t e , and hatit might b e p o s s i b l e t o f i n d remnants of it on t h e g r o ~ n d , ,Source: L m b e r t o n , N. C. rlRobesoniantt. Credit: Lou $arish;_ ___---__-_--_--_-_--_-__-_______--_____ ----- _ _ - - .-----.-.-- --_-- --____---_-_----------.---_--_------------------------------------------Landing Reports Wanted: Terry W. Colvin, 710 Olive S t . , E v 3 n s v i l l e ,Ind., 47713, i s doing a r e s e a r c h paper on a l l e g e d UFO landings andw r i t e s : "1 would welcome an exchenpe of l e t t e r s with anvnne o i youra s s o c i e t e s i n t e r e s t e d i n UFO lendings: e s p e c i a l l y conrerril:.; t h ep a t t e r n s of s i m i l a r i t y and d i s s i m i l a r i t y of g l o b a l UFO l m d 7 n gr e p o r t s , ttSKYLOOK would l i k e t o have t h ~ tr e p o r t , V r , Colvin, Hr.55 z : " ~ u ti t ?
    • You-Dont Always Have t o See! t o Believe!"Pve never s e e n a UFO. But then, I v e nEver s e e n Europe and I be--l i e v e w h o l e - h e ~ r t e d l y i n Eurcpe." Bo wrote Jim F i e b i g i n an a r t i c l cw i t h h i s b y l i n e i n t h e D e t r o i t ( l i c h i g s n ) NEWS, Dec. 28, 1969.The r e s t of h i s e r t i c l e follows, quote:--The UFO i n c i d e n t t h z ts t a r t e d me eying t h e s k i e s i n earnes-L occurred n e e r Ann Arbcr i n 1965.Frank, a middle-ager who l i v e d i n . t,!;? country w i t h h i s farqily, sane ,chickens and s e v e r a l dogs, stepped cnco t h e porch one n i g h t t o q u i e th i s young Gernan shepherd. But when he saw whet t h e pup.wes strainingh i s l e a s h about, he summoned h i s family.The UFO wzs hovcring a few f e e t 6ff t h e . e a r t h just 200 yerdm 2 ~ 2 ~ -a l a r g e v e r y d i s t i n c t o h j e c t with uniform rows o f f l a s h i n g 1122h?-~.Sev-e r a l d e p u t i e s saw it. F r ~ n R sfamily spw i t . And Frank g o t c l ~ s eenough b e f o r e it disappeared t o f e e l h i s h e a r t a g a i n s t h i s t o n s i l s .I interviewed him t h e next day, w i t h h i s f a a i l y , and p a t t e d thepup t h z t s t a r t e d it a l l . Thcrc wzsnt a l i a r i n t h e bunch.But t h e o f f i c i a l government i n v e s t i g a t o r s e n t t o t h e s c e n e s ~ i dFranks UFO was nothing b u t swamp gas . . . Swamp gas. T h a t s what" P r o j e c t Blue Bookn amounted t o ,fC r e d i t : Lou F a r i s h------__--- --------- ----------_ ____ ____________-________-_-_-----S t a t e Troopers S e e UFOsDavid J. Gras, NICAP member and Research Consultant f o r UFO ANALY-SIS and RESEARCH BULLETIN, has s e n t a couple news c l i p p i n g s from h i sperson21 f i l e s . He has been i n t e r e s t e d i n and i n v e s t i g a t i n g UFO r e -p o r t s f o r t h e p a s t sixt!,-yeersand i s b u i l d i n g up a l i b r a r y sfid c o l l e c t -i o n of :afkr;i,a (and if,&here i s n t such a word, t h e n Ye Ed has just,coined o n e ) , A s M r . @rsspointed o u t i n h i s l e t t e r , t h e followingitems prove t h a t n o t j y s t ordinary p e o c l ~s e e UFOs, ,but a l s o s t r . t ~t r o o p e r s and t h e p o l i c e who should be considered r e l i a b l e observers,The items f o l l o w : Kingston, N, Y. Feb, 26, 1968--Two t r o o s e r s e z r l ytoday reported s e e i n g f o u r UPOrs ~ 0 u t h 7 ~ ~ e s tof t h i s U l s t e r County c i t y ,itThe s t a t e troopers,, C a r l Van Wagnen and John Colan, r e p o r t e d sight,-i n g one o b j e c t a t $ 2 ~ 0 6a.m. i n t h e v i c i n i t y of Hurly H e i ~ h t s .A t 1:07a.m. t h e y s a i d t h e y s a w t h r e e more o b j e c t s , a l l w i t h "pulsz5ing r e dand green l i g h t s , ! over t h e community of Krumville, The o b j e c t s d i s -appe2red from t h e s k y ?bout 3 a , n , , t h e y s e i d . It was a c l e c r s t a r l i tn i g n t .Lockport, N. Y. Sept. 1 5 , 1967-- A UFO r e p o r t e d l y s p o t t e d on t h ee a s t e r n horizon m y s t i f i e d p o l i c e . "It looked round, gave off a glow,and appeared l i k e s f l a s h e r on a p a t r o l c s r , " s a i d S h e r i f f Depxty B.Highf i e l d , who s a i d o f f i c e r s 2 t Lockport p o l i c e h e a d q u a r t e r s a l s o r e -ported t h e i n c i d e n t .- - - - - - - - _ _ _ - - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _-------- _-____________ ----_--__UFO Organizztion List--a l i s t of 260 UFO r e s e s r c h o r g a n i z a 5 i o i x i nt h e United S t a t e s and Canzda, only $1.50. Michael Lewis, P, 0. Box55629, Houston, Texas, 770550 --Advo