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  • 1. Copy 35cYear $4.00 (U.S.A. )$5.00 elsewhere SKYLOOK "We tell it as it is"Ofiial Publicdion o/ the Midwest UFO NetaoorkScad Sub~rri~tionn10 SKYLOOK. Box 129. Stover. Mo. 65078 PUBLISHED MONTHLY Mn. Noma E. Short. Editor and PublisherNo. 59 O C T O B E R 1972Know Your Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Where t o Order MUFON Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . 1A Message From Your D i r e c t o r .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290-Minute Documentary Film on UFOs t o be Shown, St. Louis 3Could This Be Another Snippy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3A Newspaper ASKS f o r UFO Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Domeshaped Object May Have Been Blimp . . . . . . . . . . 4Witnesses See Low Flying UFO Over New Hampshire . . . . . 5K i r k s v i l l e , Mo. Woman Reports Bright S i l v e r UFO . . . . . 7S t a t e Highway Employees Report UFOs . . . . . . . . . . . 7Car Died a s "Thing" Neared, Wisconsin Driver Reports . . 8More Reports from Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Physical Traces - Material Evidence of UFOs? . . . . . . 10Orange UFO Sighted i n Chicago Suburbs . . . . . . . . . .11Pkssouri Sightings i n August Reported t o Ted P h i l l i p s . .1 2Another Report from Moberly, Mo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Beckemeyer Couple See F i r e b a l lNebraska Sighting RecalledCouple Follows Glowing ObjectUFO Sighted i n B e l l e v i l l e , Ill.UFO Over Ashland, Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13I n O t h e r s l . W o r d s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14UFOs Behind t h e I r o n Curtain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Food f o r ThoughtLoch Ness Monster Photographed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Astronomy Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Organization Notes from Around t h e Network . . . . . . . .I8Were Kansas Sightings heather Balloons? . . . . . . . . . 19More Sightings a t Arkansas City, Kans. . . . . . . . . . 19St. Louis Women See Unusual Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Lady Recalls Older SightingUFO Reported i n ArkbnsasClarence 0. Dargie t o Speak on UFOsDont Miss t h e Film "Unidentified FlyingObjectsw t o be shown i n S t . Louis, Mo. onSunday, Oct. 15. FREE! See d e t a i l s , page 3.
  • 2. S K Y L O O KM i t o r & Publisher:s . Norma E. ShortBox 129Stover, Mo., 65078Staff:Walter H. AndmaL3 Christopher CourtQuincy, 111.,62301Mrs. Carol Amtrong6908 Kingsburp Blvd.St. Louis, Uo.,63130Joseph M. B r i l llO55& Crown Roadfianklin Park, Ill.60U1Iucius FarishRoute 1Plumerville, Ark.,72127Hark Herbstritt967 Theresia St.St. -8, Pa.,15857Ted PhillipsP. 0. Box 615Sedalia, No., 65301John F. SchuesslerP. 0. Box 9OFallon, no. ,63366S ~ b 8 ~ ~ i p t i o S i&.M) per year, U.S.A .$5.00 elsewhere.Back issues, 356 each.Published msnthb .Hail check t o editor.Xdvertis-en, 81.30Additional lines, 10t each.Rinted Inserts: Write forrates and send sample. Wereserve right t o r e j e c tuneaitable meterial.Know Your llagazineSKYLDOK was f i r s t published in September 1967.Your editor also became the publisher in 1969 andSKYLOClK has been prblished monthly since thattime.I n May 1969 the Midwest UFO Netvork was organ-ized and SKYLOOK was proud to be m d its o f f i c i a lpublication i n July.You do not have t o be a member of MUFUN t o sub-scribe t o SKYLLOK; but if you are a member, youllfind the best way t o keep up with the organizationeplans and progress is by reading Director WalterH. Andrus "bssage in each issue along with the*Ur&anization Notes."SKYLClGK i s staffed by and for adults. Ourpolicy has always been t o t e l l it as it is, andwe make every e f f o r t t o separate fact from fan-tasy. We invite UFO reports from our readera, aewell a s from our regular s t a f f and MlFON members.We give credit for material used, but w i l l notuse your name if you prefer anonymity.SKYMOK is in the mail around the 27th of themcnth preceding the date of issue.--and the dead-line f c r c o ~ yfor next months issue is always the20th of t h i s month. Please send in your material a searly as possible, a s we hold open only tuo pagesfor the morning m a i l of the 20th.Haterial for SKYLMK should be mailed t o theeditor. Enquiries re MUFON should be directed toWalter H. Andns (addresses on this page).Where t o Grder kiFCN PublicationsThe Field Investigators Manual --guidelines, tech-niques and suggestions on how t o conduct UFO sight-ing interview, investigaticn, f i l i n g reports, re-porting forms, aids, charts etc. Price: $1.50 toMJFON members; $2.00 t o non-members, USA and Canada;outside, $2.75. Wder from nidwest UFO Network, Inc.,LO Christopher Court, Quincy, 111.,62301.1971 Conference Proceedbgs --83.00 in USA and Canada;$3.75 elsewhere. Order from UFC; Study Croup of Oreater-. ~.St. Louis, Inc., Box 9, OfFallon, Mo-. 63366.1972 Conference Proceedings --a big book - speechesmade a t the 1972 Conference; An Introduction t o W O N.by Walter H. Andms, Director; and a wealth of infor-mation on UFOs. $3.25 in USA and Canada; $&.00 else-where. Order from Midwest UFO Network, LO Christopher.Court, Quincy, Ill., 62301.Anyone interested in UFOs should add these bookst o their Library. Highly recommended by your editor.
  • 3. A Message From Your DirectorDuring August police o f f i c e r s i n western Kansas had reason t o be-l i e v e t h a t UFO "flapsw do follow a five-year cycle. As we a l l re-member, t h e l a r g e s t recorded f l a p t o h i t t h e United S t a t e s i n modernh i s t o r y s t a r t e d on August 1, 1965, i n Oklahoma, spreading t o most ofsouthwestern and western s t a t e s . During July and August, Wisconsinhad a l i v e l y r a s h of UFO s i g h t i n g s reported by Police o f f i c i a l s andc i t i z e n s .The effectiveness of t h e Midwest UFO Network a s an i n v e s t i g a t i n gand reporting organization may be measured d i r e c t l y i n r e l a t i o n t oone of our over-all objectives. I n Wisconsin, S t a t e Director RonAnderson, along with State-Section Directors and F i e l d Investigators,interviewed witnesses, conducted investigations, and forwarded t h e i rr e p o r t s and newspaper clippings t o MUFON and SKYLOOK.On t h e other hand, we did not have F i e l d I n v e s t i g a t o r s i n north-west Kansas when t h e first newspaper r e p o r t s on t h e wire servicess t a r t e d arriving. Joe B r i l l personally wrote t o a l l of t h e newspapersaround Hays, Kansas, seeking t h e i r assistance. Both r e p o r t e r s ande d i t o r s of t h e many newspapers i n t h e area accepted t h e challenge andsupplied t h e information which you w i l l read i n SKYLOOK. Your D i -r e c t o r has contacted each of t h e people who displayed a s i n c e r e in-t e r e s t i n t h e UFO phenomenon with t h e goal of securing new Field In-v e s t i g a t o r s and State-Section Directors i n those counties i n which wedo not have representation.A s S t a t e Director f o r Nebraska, Elmer Kral is going t o be preparedf o r t h e next f l a p t o v i s i t t h e Corn husker S t a t e , by having t r a i n e dpersonnel i n every county. Elmer is pleased t o announce t h e appoint-ment of Paul J. Kelley, 217 South Seventh S t r e e t , Albion, Nebraska68620, t o t h e position of State-Section Director f o r Boone and Nancecounties. Paul is a r e t i r e d school administrator holding a MastersDegree w i t h an a d d i t i o n a l f o r t y hours c r e d i t . He has had special-ized t r a i n i n g i n chemistry, geology and astronomy, which w i l l be ofd e f i n i t e aid during investigations.Robert Smuiling, S t e t e Director f o r I l l i n o i s , is rapidly coveringeach of t h e counties i n t h e "Land of Lincoln." He is proud t o announcet h a t Laurence P. Rybak, 3020 - 71st S t . , hodridge, Ill., 60515, hasbeen appointed t o t h e position of State-Section Director f o r DuPageand Kane counties. Larry is t h e Vice-president of t h e A r t Eye Company.Missouri led t h e new Field Investigators parade t h i s month, follow-ed by I l l i n o i s , Iowa and California.Ted P h i l l i p s , through l e c t u r e s and r a d i o broadcasts i n Kansas CityMo., has created some very favorable p u b l i c i t y f o r MUFON, a s evidencedby increased subscriptions t o SKYLOOK. We a r e very anxious t o developan organized i n v e s t i g a t i v e grou i n Kansas City; therefore, i n t e r e s t e dpersons a r e i n v i t e d t o contact $hornas H. Nicholl, 9935 High Drive, Lea-wood, Kansas 61206, telephone AC 913 642-9320, o r h i s business AC 816753-7343.Walt AndrusDirector, MWON......................................................................Re: B e l l v i l l e UFO S i ing on Page 12: We now have a d e t a i l e d r e p o r t-from W. J. Mills, MU f i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r , who interviewed t h e ob-s e r v e r s and believes them t o be r e l i a b l e witnesses. A 1 1 agreed t h e s i z eof t h e object a t t h e i r c l o s e s t point of observation was 50-60 f e e t i ndiameter. There is an unconfirmed r e p o r t t h e S c o t t AFB had the objecton radar. Sorry space doesnt permit use of N r . Millsy f u l l report.
  • 4. 90-Minute Documentary Film on UFOeto be Shown i n St. Louis, Oct. 15A r a r e t r e a t is i n s t o r e f o r ereryone i n t e r e s t e d i n UFOs, a s t h eUFO Study Group of Greeter S t . Louis, Inc. is pleased t o announcet h e 90-minute Documentary Film "Unidentified Flying Objects" w i l l beshown f r e e of charge on Sunday, Oct. 15 a t t h e Lemay Bank meeting rooma t 152 Lemay Ferry Road, Lemay, Mo.Three showings a r e scheduled--2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.--so everyonew i l l have a chance t o see t h i s documentary first released i n 1956. Ithas never been shown on TV. It covers t h e e a r l y UFO e r a from 1948 t o1952, includes f i l m c l i p s of UFO "unknownsn, UFO/radar cases, and otherwell-known cases t h a t have made UFO history.It w i l l be followed by a f i l m c r i t i q u e by John F. Schuessler, D i -r e c t o r of t h e UFO Study Group.You need not be a member of t h i s group t o a t t e n d t h e f i l m . A warmwelcome is extended t o anyone i n t e r e s t e d t o t a k e advantage of t h i sopportunity t o see t h i s unusual f i l m .Directions: From north St. Louie t a k e I n t e r s t a t e 55 south t oGermania e x i t , t u r n l e f t t o Lemay Ferry Road. From south ofSt. Louie t a k e I n t e r s t a t e 55 north t o Carondelet Blvd. e x l t ,t u r n r i g h t t o Lemay Perry Road......................................................................Could This Be Another "Snippy"?Mrs. Eric Bluhm, an a r t i s t and j o u r n a l i s t , of Ft. Wayne, Ind., isquick t o note t h e unusual a s a r e s u l t of her t r a i n i n g , and we have t h i sr e p o r t which could be another Snippy case.M r . and Mrs. Bluhm were vacationing i n t h e west i n August, t h i s year,and on Sunday, t h e 13th were en an a l l day jeep t r i p with other8 i nCanyon de Chelly. Their guide was a Navajo Indian named Johnny. Ont h e way up t o t h e end of Ganyon de Muerte, where t h e y were t o have abox lunch, they saw a dead donkey lying i n t h e sand. Mrs. Blumn a tonce noticed t h e exact s t r i p 8 o r 9 inches wide, cut from t h e donkeysneck about where P horse c o l i a r would r e s t . The s t r i p was a s even a si f it had been cut by a b u t c h e r a n d l j f t e d from t h e neck. No one e l s eseemed t o f i n d t h i s odd , b u t Mrs.Bluhm immediately thought of "Snippy"and with good reason. The donkey was bloated but Mrs. B l u h m could notventure a guess a s t o how long i t had been dead.During t h e lunch break she asked Johnny about t h e donkey. He shruggedand s a i d perhaps t h e a n i n a l had caught i t s e l f on some barbed wire--thisi n s p i t e of t h e f a c t M r . Bluhm had seen no barbed wire i n t h e e n t i r earea. She asked Johnny i f he had ever aeen any UFOs and he s a i d he hadseen " s i l v e r round things" sometimes f l y i n g above him when he was downi n t h e canyons. Asked what he thought they were "he merely shruggedagain i n t y p i c a l Indian fashionn and s a i d no more. A woman i n t h e partyt o l d Mrs.Bluhm l a t e r t h a t Johnnys mother had reported seeing UFOs over .t h e canyons a t l e a s t twice t h a t she knew of.A l l t h e farms i n t h e canyon area were Indian farms and lulrs. Bluhmsays t h e i r horses a r e well groomed and t h e sheep w e l l tended. A l l seem .t o care f o r t h e i r farm animals and t r e a t them kindly, and she cannotimagine one of t h e Indians c u t t i n g t h e donkey. She saw a few wire fences,but none with barba.We a r e sure our readers a r e a11 familer with t h e "Snippyw case, s ono need t o make a l l t h e obvious comparisons.Thank you, Mrs. B., f o r a most i n t e r e s t i n g report. Well keep i n touch.
  • 5. Now Hear This1 A Newspaper ASKS f o r UFO Reports - Reporter Says PeopleAre I n t e r e s t e d i n UFOs - DALLAS TIMES HERALD Wants h e l i a b l e ReportsI n a l e t t e r t o Ye Ed from B i l l Case, Aviation Writer f o r t h e DallasTimes Herald, M r . Case points out t h a t UFO i n v e s t i g a t o r s frequentlymention t h a t t h e metropolitan press does not publish UFO sightings."This i s n t q u i t e accurate," Case continues. "The Times Herald haspublished every UFO report we have received and cross-checked themwith a u t h o r i t i e s . We c e r t a i n l y do not shy away from them o r attemptt o d i s c r e d i t them o r t h e reporters."Came says they havent received any UFO r e p o r t s f o r more than twoyears and a check with t h e Dallas Police Department, Dallas CountyS h e r i f f s o f f i c e and t h e Highway P a t r o l and Texas Rangers shows nonehave been received by them e i t h e r ."The public is sincerely i n t e r e s t e d i n UFOs and any news of t h e i rsightings o r r e l a t e d incidents. And t h e press is j u s t a s i n t e r e s t e d i nreceiving r e l i a b l e r e p o r t s from q u a l i f i e d r e p o r t e r s and observer^,^Case writes."We believe t h e r e a r e UFO s i g h t i n g s i n t h e Dallas - North lexasarea but t h e people making t h e s i g h t i n g s a r e r e l u c t a n t t o advise usbecause of a f e a r of ridicule. A s a veteran r e p o r t e r covtring avia-t i o n , science and aerospace plus medicine f o r 30 years, we have nod e s i r e t o r i d i c u l e anyone. We would, however, l i k e t o t a l k d i r e c t l yt o them i n order t o report t h e i r s i g h t i n g correctly."P i . Case suggests t h a t SKYLOOK, if we t h i n k it newsworthy, informour readers t h e Dallas Times Herald i s looking f o r UFO r e p o r t s , w i l lr e p o r t them a s accurately a s possible and protect t h e i d e n t i t y of t h ereporting source i f they s o wish. Well, we c e r t a i n l y DO consider it"newsworthyw and were glad t o spread t h e word.M r . Case would l i k e t o hear from a l l our r e p o r t e r s i n t h e Dallasa r e a and asks t h a t they contact him personally--by mail, phone o rpersonal visit--any time of t h e day o r night. And heres how:--byphone--Bill Case, Aviation k r i t e r , Dallas limes Herald, Dallas, Texas,Direct Centrex r i v a t e line--Area Code 214 744-6264. By mail--BillCase, Aviation i r i t e r , Dallas Times Herald, P. 0. Box 5445, Dallas,Texas, 75202. A t home--Bill Case, 2920 Milton Ave., b a l l a s , Texas,75205. Phone Area code 214 EM 3-0569.Dome-Shaped Object May Have Been BlimpMr. Case ( s e e a r t i c l e above) o i n t s out t h e dome-shaped objectseen by Miss "Smith" ( s e e Sept. ~ K Y L O O K , page 14) may have been t h eGoodyear blimp "America." Case writes: "I a l s o traveled t h i s routea t t h e same time on t h e same day. J u s t north of t h e s t a t e l i n e I sawt h e Goodyear blimp *Americat off t o t h e west ebout 1/2 mile."The blimp has 2,200 individual l i g h t s on i t s s i d e and f o r s a f e t yreasons l i g h t s a number of t h e s e i n r e d , blue and yellow i n additiont o its r e g u l a r r o t a t i n g beacon and running l i g h t s . The blimp followshighways on which i t s gfound crew t r a v e l s i n accompanying trucks e t cand could appear t o be following" someone.Case adds t h a t t h e two r a d i a l a i r c r a f t engines on t h e blimp a r esmall and even under nquietl circumstances do not make much noiseand very l i t t l e sound would reach t h e ground, e s p e c i a l l y on a windyday. The "American has often been mistakenly reported a s a UFO whilet r a v e l i n g cross country t o make s p e c i a l a p earances a t f a i r s , f e s t i v a l sand centennials i n addition t o i t s a e r i a l ?Y coverage of major sportingevents.lb
  • 6. Several Witnesses Sea Law Flying UFO Over Nm Hampshire - Ray Fowler, InvestigatorOn the night of May 13, 1972 &.D;lohn Smithn said goodnight t o Ma two sons,Don and Ron, and their frierxls, Bob and B i l l and went inalde the Smith horn onHolly H i l l a t Canterburg. N. H. It was 9:50 p.m. E.D.T. The boys were going tosleep outB In a partially-conatructed chicken coop.In less than 10 minutes the four frightened lads rushed indoors t o t e l l ttmSmiths they had seen a atrange-shaped buaaing object with a fiery exhaust whichapprcached tbe chicken coop shining a bright Hght. The object had four strut-Like legs with round pads, rectar,@lar protrusions and s i l v e r cable-like protrusionson top and was the shape of a decahedron. L Webster defines t h i s as -a solidfigure with KJ plane surfaces." Ye Ed had t o look t h i s up and thought some of youndght too.7The Smitha l e f t their TV program (there had been no interference) t o go outsidej u s t in time to see and hear something flying over a nearby mamp. They thoughtit must be a helioopter altho it did not look like one. The boys mere adamant thatit was not a helicopter, so Mr. Smith asparated the two older boys and asked themt o draw a rough skebh of what they had seen. He was surprised t o see bothdrawings were consistent and of an unconventional craft. He then reported theincident t o the USAF Tracking Station a t New Boston, N.H., and one of the emplopemcontacted a UFO investigator, an associate of b y Fouler, who conducted a t e b -phone interview with Mr. Sllith and then contacted Mr. F w b r .I n the course of h i s investigation, Mr. Fowler checked with the USAF TrackingStation and learned nothing had been seen on their radar screen a t the time ofthe sighting, and also that their radars track s a t e l l i t e s and would not pick upanything a t the lar altitude of the reported object.A check was made with the FAA A i r Traffic Control Center a t Nashua; the FAAA i r Traffic Control Tower a t Manchester Airport; the FAA Concord Flight Service;Uiggms Airways a t Norvood, Mass.; the EAF P.I.O. a t Hanscom Field, Bedfold anda t Pease AFB and the A i r National h a r d . Replies indicated nothing unusual wasseen on radar and no f l i g h t s were logged in the vicinity of Holly H i l l a t tbtime of the sighting. (Holly H i l l and the names of witnesses are a s m d namss--real names on f i b . )Mr. Fcwler also phoned ths Cantorbu1-J Police Department t o see if anyone elsohad reported a UFO on the 13th of May and was told no one had. The Police Chiefgave Mr. Smlth a good character rating a s a good citizen and a personal friend.Mr. Fowler mde an appointment t o interview the witnesses a t the Smith hornthe evening of %y 2bth. During the telephone conversation, he asked if the boyshad access t o UFO literature or had shown interest i n UFOs and was told theyhad not.A t the interviews held a t the Smith home additional details r e the sightingwere laarned. J u s t before ilr. Srq~1.hhad Wt the boys at tho chicken coop, lo-cated beside a barn and open t o a large f i e l d on t o the west, the boys askedhim what the very bright star was which they called "the North Starn but he wasnot a b h t o identify it. Then ten minutes later, one of the boys, vho wasstill looking at the so-called "North Starn (actually Venus) shouted t o theothers t h a t v e r e were now two north s t a r s out there and one was heading towardthem.The other boy8 s a t up and looked up t o see a very bright l i g h t source descend-ing slowly toward the field from the WNW. They heard a sound coming i r o m it andjump ed out of t h e i r sleeping bags and onto the edge of the f i e l d outside t o seewhat they thought was a helicopter coming down. h e had his fathers sealed-beam flashlight with him and aimed it a t the object a s it continued t o corncloser. The the object did samething which seemed very strange t o tnem. Itsuddenly and yet very smoothly, "like n Palline, floating balloonn, descended ina strange naideuays zig-zagn manner. The object abruptly slowed t o a near s t a n lstill when Don actually got the beam of the flashlight on the object a s it(Continued on Next Page)5
  • 7. mcved almost d i r e c t l y over them. It was j u s t i n those h s t feu seconds t h a t theysaw the object was neither helicopter o r normal a i r c r a f t and the s i g h t of " i t 0s e n t them a l l scurrying up t h e d l r t road t o t h e house.The boys described the object a s decahedron i n shape and flying nth its for-ward moving side t i l t e d a t a b5 degree angle. It had b "pole-liken legs wlth"round padst1 affired t o the end of each leg. A brizht white light m t h e for-ward moving, o r front, s i d e seemed t o t w n on them and lit up the coop and thesurround~ngarea. A s it passed nearly d i r e c t l y over and by them, a flashing redl i g h t *like t h e color of a heat-lamp used t o keep a chicken coop warm" was on t h eobjects t r a i l i n g side. A f i e r y 10-foot long exhaust poured down from the ob-j e c t s underside which a l t e r n a t e l y "changed colors a s if they were switchedfrom one t o another." Colors rememered were purple, blue, orange, red andwhite. The object made a loud "grinding sound.11 When asked t o compare thissound wlth something comon, they a l l agreed t h a t tne closest sound would havePeen a It loud buzzing sound."A l l the boys noticed t h a t there were a number of bright s i l v e r inverted U-shaped mcable-likel things sticking into tne t o p and around t h e top of the objecti n a mass " l i k e hair" except t h e round cable-llke wires were e s t i m t e d t o bsIrN In diameter. Only Bob caught a glimpse of "suitcasesn (rectangular box-likeprotrusions) affixed t o t h e sides of the object. No air movement, heat or smellwere noticed. The object was c l e a r l y seen and illuminated by the l i g h t s andcolored exhaust. The surface of the object appeared t o be a "silverish-rednand t h e pads on each leg seemed t o be colored an "orangish-red.nThe object appeared to be 150 f e e t overhead as it passed almost over them.Its s i z e was e s t i m t e d t o be between one-two c a r lengths wide and one-two c a rlengths (cars standing on end) t a l l . A Dachsund s l e p t undisturbed Ln the coopbut t h e i r c a t "took off l i k e a bullet1 during the sightlng.Phe Smiths c m f i n d they had reached outside j u s t i n time t o see a slw-moving white and red flashing l i e h t noving away and low over a swamp across theroad from t h e i r house. A sound, somewhat l i k e a j e t but not l i k e a propeller ofan airplane or helicopter, came from the direction of t h e receding object. It8outline was not seen by e i t h e r of the adult.. The boys, who did not want t o goback outside t o sleep, insisted t h e abject was not a helicopter (as Mr. Smithsuggested t o the=) and it was then he asked Don and Bob, t h e oldest boys, t odraw a sketch of what they had seen. This, coupled w i t h t h e unfamihar noiseand the l i g h t s he had seen, prompted b. Smith t o phone the Tracking btntion.Mr. Fowler checked with others living i n the area t 3 see i f anyone e l s e hadseen o r heard a w t h i n g unusual. One couple couldnt r e c a l l i f they had been a thorn t h a t night; another was out of the s t a t e a t the time. One man said he wasoutside a t the t i m but hadnt seen or heard anything unusual, but probably wouldhave paid no attention t o a plane or helicopter going over. He did remembert h a t h i s wife had come out t o complain about some exceptionally bad W inter-ference j u s t before 10 P.M.A mra. Xn s a i d t h a t sometime between 9 and 10 P.H. she heard a very loudjet engine and opened the bathroom window t o see what it was, but saw nothing.It seemed unusual because i t suddenly died from a loud roar t o nothing and didnot gradually fade away a s j e t a i r c r a f t usually do.A Mr. "Jones" said t h a t he heard a loud roar l i k e a low-flying throttled-back j e t o r prop bomber makes shortly before 10 P.X. and stepped outside t o seewhat it was. He saw low-flying slow-moving l i g h t s but did not see what mscarrying them. Hir interpretation was t h a t it was one of the b-engine bomberst h a t had been flying over l a t e l y with a landing Light on its nose and yellowishl i g h t s shining downward from its o p n bomb-bay. He had probably seen the b-engine turbo-prop Air Search and Rescue a i r c r a f t flying a search mission f o r amissing private a i r c r a f t . Fowler learned the search hsd been called off 13ag 13th.Another man questimed stated that sometime a f t e r dark on the U t h of May hehad noticed one red l i ~ h tflowlng over the power l i n e s i n about due north direction.(Continued on Next Page)6
  • 8. He thought it was a hellcopter and thought no more about it u n t i l Ur. Smith toldhim about the sighting of the 13th.Two young women said they were watching a movie a t a drive-in theatre andboth saw a strange horizontal s e t of l i t t l e square lights (white) moving northt o south between 9:&5 and 10 P.U. No identification llghts or actual object/a i r c r a f t was seen but they both f e l t it looked out-of-the-ordinary.In checking with the boys teachers .at school and with others well ac-quainted w i t h the boys and their parents, including a minister who had visitedthe Smiths to ask about the sighting, the concensus was that the boys and Mr.and Mrs. Smith described what they actually saw and would not l i e or have anypart in perpetrating a hoax. KT. Fowlers personal conclusione, a f t e r the rmnyinterviews, concurs.An interesting paragraph in his s u m t i o n of the case is: "There is a roughsimilarity of the reported UFO to the Apollo Lunar Module and had I not examinedthis incident personally, I could easily have dismissed the incident as a caseof over-imaginative boys exaggerating as a helicopter flew over and giving itlunar Module descrlpticn. The descri2tion certainly does not f i t the typicaloval or cylindrical U W usually reported although i t is possible that the objectwas in actuality i n the shape of a top which certainly has been reported in tnepast. They a l l alluded to an "edge" or "rid that went around the object. Botha decahedron and top would exhibit such. The multi-colored exhaust and the"falling-ledn descent also are typical characteristics of Uns. One can onlyspeculate what such an object was doing. It would appear that it was going t oland, perhaps somewhere i n the swamp it,was heading over."And he concludes, "& evaluation of the Holly H i l l sighting on the Smithproperty i s that it represents a UFO i n the Significant Unknown* categorg."Editors Note: This was written from Mr. Fowlers 36-page report of hisinvestigation of t h i s most interesting case. His report i s a model of emellentinvestigating--had space permitted we w~uldhave used every word. We hope wehave mcceeded i n getting a l l the salient facts i n thin condensed version. Wecertain1 look forward t o more UFJ report8 from k. Fowler, who reside. i nWenham, k,ssachusettr .K i r k s v i l l e . Mo. Woman R e p o r t s B r i ~ h tS i l v e r UFOMrs. Howard E. G r o s s , of K i r k s v i l l e , Mo., had been t o t h e f a m i l yf a r m a b o u t 14 miles n o r t h w e s t o f K i r s v i l l e and was r e t u r n i n g t o t h ec i t y on Route 149 when s h e s i g h t e d a UFO a t 7:30 P.M. She t o l d p o l i c es h e was r o u n d i n g a curve on t h e r o a d about 8 miles from K i r k s v i l l ewhen s h e saw a b r i g h t s i l v e r y l i g h t t h r o u g h t h e trees. C o n t i n u i n gt o d r i v e v e r y s l o w l y , k 5 . Gross watched t h e o b j e c t s h e d e s c r i b e d asa " b r i g h t s i l v e r ball.""It hovered i n one s p o t and s u d d e n l y bounced t o a n o t h e r , " s h e s a i d ."I saw it i n a b o u t f i v e different l o c a t i o n s b e f o r e it v a n i s h e d froms i g h t . "I n t e r v i e w e d by Walter H. Andrus, Mrs. C r o s s s a i d t h e o b j e c t appear-e d i n t h e s o u t h e a s t and was under o b s e r v a t i o n a b o u t a minute and a h a l f .She compared t h e s i z e t o t h a t of a c h i l d s k i t e . The s k y was o v e r c a s ta t 5,000 f e e t , w i t h v i s i b i l i t y a t 11 miles.S t a t e Highway employees fieport UFOsOn Aug. 26 a n employee of t h e M i s s o u r i h t a t e Highway Departmentobserved a round yellow l i g h t b r a v e l i n g e t a h i g h r a t e of speed fromw e s t t o e a s t , west o f J e f f e r s o n C i t y . On Sept. 13 a n o t h e r employeea t S e d a l i a , &lo., r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a round orange l i g h t , much b r i g h t e rand l a r g e r t h a n t h e b r i g h t e s t s t a r , t r a v e l i n g from west t o e a s t .C r e d i t : Ted P h i l l i p s7
  • 9. Car Died a s "Thingn Neared. Wisconsin Driver ReportsWaukesha, Wis.--Greg Faltersack, 18, t o l d t h e police he was d r i v i n galong a lonely country road surrounded by m i s t and woods when he sawV h e thing."He was r e t u r n i n g home on a f a m i l i a r r o u t e t o nearby Sussex a f t e rv i s i t i n g h i s g i r l friend. It was about 2:30 a.m. on August 21, 1972.Suddenly t h e e l e c t r i c a l system i n t h e 1963 Plymouth went dead.F a l t e r s a c k braked, skidded n e r r l y 25 f e e t across t h e road and h a l t e don a shoulder.The night was hazy, but he had no d i f f i c u l t y seeing what he de-scribed a s a l a r g e , orange, c i r c u l a r object 20 t o 30 f e e t i n diameterhovering a t tree-top level.After about 10 seconds, he t o l d a u t h o r i t i e s , t h e object made astrange nbeeping" noise, and took o f f i n t o t h e sky and out of view.F a l t e r s a c k then could s t a r t t h e c a r , but t h e l i g h t s , horn and r a d i owouldnt work. He drove home and c a l l e d t h e Waukesha County S h e r i f f soff ice.Two deputies questioned Faltersack, a r e s t a u r a n t manager who i splanning t o join t h e A i r Force. H i s s i s t e r , Mrs. Lenore Hildebrandt,s a i d t h e lawmen were " s e r i o ~ s . ~The deputies found t h a t a l l t h e auto f u s e s had been blown and t h a tt h e c a r had become overheated. They found t h e s k i d marks a t t h e sceneand noted t h e t r e e s were about 40 f e e t high.Their r e p o r t described F a l t e r s a c k a s "stone cold sober," and "ex-tremely upset and nervous, unable even t o l i g h t a cigarette."Sgt. Herman Sprung s a i d , "Faltersack hadnt been drinking and weren o t discounting t h i s a s a hoax."He added t h a t Brown County S h e r i f f s deputies e a r l i e r t h i s summerreported s i g h t i n g a s i m i l a r object.Sgt. Charles Hughlett of t h e S h e r i f f s o f f i c e speculated t h a t t h efoggy condition may have created s t r a n g e r e f l e c t i o n s ."But I talked t o Faltersack on t h e phone and he was p r e t t y shookup. He c e r t a i n l y saw something," Hughlett said.Source: wArksnsas Gazette," "Racine Journal Time" and other press re-.ports. Credit: Lou Farish, John T. Clossey, Galen Hardrath, FrancisJ. Reich.More Reports from WisconsinThe July 29, 1972 i s s u e of t h e "Sheboygan Pressw reported t h a tunidentified f l y i n g o b j e c t s were sighted i n Shawano, Waupaca, Out-agamie and Brown Counties of e a s t e r n Wisconsin e a r l y t h a t morning.A Shawano County o f f i c e r described t h e object sighted t h e r e a sappearing b r i g h t orange and about t h e s i z e of a v o l l e y b a l l from adistance of two o r t h r e e miles and a height of 800 f e e t . He s a i dit followed a zig-zag p a t t e r n across t h e sky. It was reported seena t Gresham, Caroline and P e l l a i n Shawano County and C l i n t o n v i l l e ,Waupaca and Embarrass i n Waupaca County.A spokesman f o r t h e National Weather Service o f f i c e i n Milwaukees a i d t h e d e s c r i p t i o n of t h e object "was a g r e a t d e s c r i p t i o n of aweather balloonDWbut he s a i d he did not kncw i f one was a l o f t i nt h e area where t h e s i g h t i n g s occurred.Dale Gaddis, Federal Aviation Administration c o n t r o l l e r a t Austin-S t r a u b e l F i e l d i n Green Bay s a i d he knew of no weather balloon a l o f ti n t h e area where t h e s i g h t i n g s were made. Credit: Leonard W. Sturmand Mark Hall.(Continued on Next Page)8
  • 10. Richard E. Krause, 33, Police Chief of Gresham, was interviewed byour MUFON r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , Ronald M. Anderson. Chief Krause receiveda c a l l from t h e Shawano S h e r i f f s Department t h a t a UFO was sightedsouth of Gresham and he sighted t h e object a t 2:15 a.m. i n a c l e a rsky with a few l i g h t clouds. The orange-colored object was moving t ot h e southwest and looked " l i k e t h e glow of a c i g a r e t a t night." Heput t h e s p o t l i g h t of h i s c a r on t h e o b j e c t , and it disappeared. Itwas i n view f o r nearly 45 minutes and he t r i e d t o g e t some picture8of t h e object but none turned out.He received a second c a l l a t 3 a.m. and spotted an object comingout of t h e northeast. It w s s much brighter--"like a b r i g h t l i g h t w andhe again t r i e d t o g e t some p i c t u r e s , but f a i l e d . He watched t h eobject u n t i l 4 a.m. when clouds came i n and i t was l o s t t o view.Chief Krause a l s o reported seeing an unidentified bright l i g h t i nt h e sky moving from t h e southeast t o t h e northwest about 2:30 a.m. onJune 23 of t h i s year. A f a i n t beam seemed t o come from t h e r e a r of t h eobject. Krause had h i s German shepherd with him and s a i d t h e dog usuallysits i n t h e back of t h e c a r and looks out t h e window--but t h i s timet h e dog l e y on t h e f l o o r of t h e c a r and whimpered. A s he was d r i v i n galong t h e road, keeping t h e object in view, he noticed f i v e o t h e rdogs, a l l cowering and a c t i n g strangely.A woman c a l l e d i n t o r e p o r t seeing t h i s l i g h t a t t r e e t o level.8She s a i d it had a high pitched tone and was heading toward resham.The mail plane out of Green Bay came within 50 yards of t h e object,which then disappeared.Another s i g h t i n g was mede by chief Krause a t 11 p.m. July 25th.He saw a round b a l l , t h e s i z e of a basketball ngoing through a whitechanneln i n t h e sky north d Gresham. It was very b r i g h t , and hethought it might be t h e northern l i g h t s ; but t h e r e was a nwhite globnjust t o i t s r i g h t and wnen he reached f o r h i s camera, t h e b a l l wenti n t o t h e "globn and disappeared. A s t h e b a l l moved through a whitecurving nchannel" i t was followed by waves of pink and yellow bandsof l i g h t .Ronald Anderson a l s o obtained a r e p o r t from Sgt. Dennis Kussman, at r a f f i c o f f i c e r on duty the morning of July 29th. Sgt. Kussman andtwo o t h e r o f f i c e r s were working on a radar d e t a i l on Highway 45 betweenMarion and C l i n t o n v i l l e when they received c a l l s from t h e Shawano CountyS h e r i f f s Uepartment and t h e Waupaca T r a f f i c Police, s t a t i n g an objectwas being observed and asking i f they could s e e it.The t h r e e o f f i c e r s got i n t o one c a r and headed northwest on 45toward Tigerton. About 4 miles south a t t h e i n t e r s e c t i o n of countyroad "MW and 45, one of t h e o f f i c e r s spotted an object j u s t sbovet h e t r e e s t o t h e e a s t . It was a very bright l i g h t , yellowish i nc o l o r , and he s t a t e d he had never seen anything l i k e i t before. Hes a i d t h e c l o s e s t he cduld come t o describing i t was t o compare itt o a parachute f l a r e .The object was observed through f i e l d g l a s s e s and no o u t l i n e couldbe seen although s e v e r a l red and green l i g h t s were observed behindt h e main l i g h t . lhey turned a s p o t l i g h t on t h e object which "went outwand stayed out f i v e minutes or more, then reappeared. It looked l i k ea very d i s t a n t s t a r , but then became very bright and back t o itso r i g i n a l s i z e and appearance. The s p o t l i g h t was turned on t h e objectagain, and again it "went outn and then reappeared.It was a t t h i s time they received a c a l l from t h e C l i n t o n v i l l e PoliceDepartment, s t a t i n g t h a t an orange-colored object was being observede a s t of t h e city. The o f f i c e r s t a l k e d back and f o r t h and it appearedtwo d i f f e r e n t o b j e c t s were being observed.- M r . Anderson notes t h e r e is a swamp 20 miles long and 5 miles widei n t h e area where t h e objects were spotted.9
  • 11. Physical Traces - Material Evidence of UFOs? . . . By Ted P h i l l i p sE d i t o r s Note: The Spanish r e p o r t s were s e n t t o Mr. P h i l l i p a byVicente-Juan B a l l e s t e r Olmos, president of t h e Committee f o r t h eStudy of Unidentified Flying Objects," Valencia, Spain, and they weret r a n s l a t e d by Dr. and Mrs. Willard Armstrong, of St. Louis. Mrs.Armstrong (Carol) is a member of t h e SKYLOOK s t a f f .Provisional Report on t h e Incident a t Moron DeLa Frontera11 May 1970, 3 a.m. Manual Osuna reporting.On May 18 we were i n Moron, interviewing the, l o c a l group of s t u -d e n t s of t h e UFO phenomenon. Don Luis Camecho lloreno, d i r e c t o r of"Youth Radio," delivered t o us a r e p o r t form duly f i l l e d out.According t o t h e collected evidence t h e events occurred a sfollows: Some tenant farmers from t h e farm "Rancho d e l MaestroOliva," s e v e r a l kilometers from Moron and not f a r from t h e j o i n tBase, could hear about t h r e e i n t h e morning t h r e e deafenin? ex-plosions, from t h e "Casila GordilloDn (name of one of them s i t u a t -ed some 500 meters from t h e place of t h e traces. On t h e morning of.Monday, May 11, they found i n t h e i r f i e l d s of sunflowers ( r a i s e d ,f o r o i l ) , two strange and very complex tracks. The s i g h t of sucht r a c k s i n connection with t h e explosions during t h e night, l e d themt o go t o t h e Headquarters of t h e C i v i l Cuerd. The l i e u t e n a n t in-spected t h e place and decided t h a t it was a matter of markings causedby e l e c t r i c discharges from some storm. Thus decided, he orderedt h a t t h e a f f e c t e d p a r t s be plowed up and t h ~ tt h e a f f a i r not bementioned again.But t h e farmers l a t e r went t o t h e a g r i c u l t u r a l exten-s i o n service, seeking some indemnity. The experts of t h e s e r v i c ec a r r i e d out a t e c h n i c a l inspection and took samples of s o i l and ofplants. And apparently they communicated t h e case t o t h e appropriateMinistry. It appears t h a t was t h e way by which t h e press, r a d i o andt e b v i s i o n i n Madrid found out about t h e event. I n consequence someagencies of t h e press dispatched r e p o r t e r s t o t h e place. Up t oWednesday, May 13, t h e l o c a l UFO students did not come and t h e re-p o r t e r transmitted a b r i e f dispatch t o t h e newspapers i n Seville.When we had a r r i v e d , t h e area affected had been plowed up; however onesup oses t h a t t h e t r a c k s themselves were i n p a r t respected.!he t r a c e s were composed of t h e following elements:1. Two c e n t r a l holes, 6 cm. i n diameter and 35 cm. i n depth, separatedbetween themselves by some 15 cm. 2. F l a t t e n i n g of a c i r c u l a r zoneof 30 cm., surrounding t h e aforementioned holes. 3. Five entrances i nt h e ground around t h e f l a t t e n e d area which, united by a s t r a i g h t l i n e ,would form a r e g u l a r pentagon, and whose circumscribed c i r c l e wouldhave a diameter of 1.1 meters. 4. These f i v e entrances i n t h e ground,with an i n c l i n a t i o n of 30 degrees, a r e each divided i n two tunnels,a s though produced by a perforating instrument i n t h e form of a pitch-fork. 5. A surrounding zone, of some 25 meters diameter, where t h esmall sunflower p l a n t s a r e found affected by r a d i a l b l a s t s . 6. Thissurrounding zone extends t o a circumference tangent t o t h e zone ofanother t r a c k i n t o t a l equal t o t h e first.Our examination of samples: a ) A portion of t h e i n t e r i o r wall ofone of t h e tunnels. It resents an aspect of coal. rough and d u l lon t h e outside, and b r i l l i a n t and polished withinDewhic6perhapscould not correspond t o t h e m e t a l l i c nature of t h e forked objectwhich made t h e hole, and where with a magnifying g l a s s , can be ob-served granules of metallic sheen, which would r e v e a l t h e c l a s s ofmetal of t h e forked object. b ) Two p l a n t s examined, of some 1 0 cm.(Continued on Iuext Page)10
  • 12. i n height, can be observed i n a general way: Roots i n t a c t ; leaves,somewhat fleshy,.green, r e t a i n i n g t h e i r t r u e form; stem n a t u r a l l yc y l i n d r i c a l , laminated and with t h e color which it acquires whent h e plant has reached f u l l maturity. c ) They t e l l us t h a t some oft h e affected plants had bloomed, indicating a possible accelerationof t h e normal biological Drocesa. d ) They assure us t h a t a f t e r t h eaffected zones had.been plowed, new concentric rings, and always i nr a d i a t i n g l i n e s , of plants continued slowly showing i d e n t i c a l sympt-oms of a moribund nature.By various ways samples were sent t o centers f o r study i n Seville.For our part we began endeavors t o secure f o r ourselves a r e l i a b l es c i e n t i f i c examination of these d i f f e r e n t samples which we have heldi n our hands.Note: A second a r t i c l e t r a n s l a t e d by t h e Armstrongs "The Mystery oft h e Baked Earth a t Moronw (CAMPO, S e v i l l a , No. 338, May 1970) reviewst h e case and includes an interview with Don Juan Pomares, ChiefEngineer of t h e Bureau of Agronomy. We quote h i s f i n a l conclusions:W 1 . We discard t h e p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t t h e i n j u r i e s of t h e plantsmight have been from a sickness c h a r a c t e r i s t i c of them."2. The damages caused have been from e x t e r i o r e f f e c t s which wereproduced i n a f o r t u i t o u s and i s o l a t e d manner on May 11, more damages .not having been produced since t h e s a i d day i n which were discoveredt h e t r a c k s and t h e injured plants. .Nor w i l l t h e disorder continuebeing extended through any other p a r t of t h e sector."3. Everything t h a t happened a t t h e Rancho d e l Maestro Oliva isnot usual i n agriculture. Nor do we believe t h a t t h e r e might be anothers i m i l a r case. For had t h e r e been some a g r i c u l t u r a l disease, it wouldhave spread and would have been discovered."4. If t h i s phenomenon had been a disease c h a r a c t e r i s t i c of t h eplants, t h e technicians of t h e Agronomy Bureau would have continuedt h e investigations.".....................................................................Orange UFO Sighted i n Chicam SuburbsChicago Daily News, Aug. 11, 1972 - A football-shaped object t h a tglowed orange and hovered over t h e ground was sighted by motoristse a r l y today i n t h e areas of Bensenville, Lombard and Oak Brook.S t a t e Police i n Elgin, t h e DuPage County s h e r i f f s o f f i c e and su-burban police departments reported receiving telephone c a l l s concern-ing the- strange sight.Onecaller s a i d he was driving i n Ill. Hwy. 83 near Irving Park Roadi n Bensenville when he saw t h e strange object. "It was shaped l i k e af o o t b a l l and had a r i m around it." he said. "It was about 50 f e e t longand w i n d ~ w l e s s . ~He s a i d it continued t o pulsate colors, first a b r i g h torange, then l i g h t e r orange, then gray and then b r i g h t orange again.The motorist s a i d t h e object was only 60 f e e t off t h e ground andabout 200 f e e t away from him. After ebout 15 seconds, he s a i d , itflew over h i s car and disappeared. He added t h a t when it moved it madeno noise and l e f t no smoke.Other motorists i n t h e v i c i n i t y got out of t h e i r c a r s t o look a t -t h e object, t h e motorist said. The sightings a l l seem t o have occurredbetween 5:30 and 6 a.m.Credit: Thomas h. Miller.A s p e c i a l Welcome t o a l l our new readers from t h e Kansas c i t y , Mo.-Kens.area. And do send us your UFO reports. Ye Ed.11
  • 13. .- Missouri Sighting8 i n Auwst Reported t o Ted P h i l l i p sAugust 7: The witness found a r i n g i n which p l a n t s had died overnight on h e r farm near Liberty. The r i n g , an almost p e r f e c t c i r c l e7 t o 8 f e e t i n diameter, was coated with a dark o i l y substance whichbecame a blue-white powder when heated by t h e sun. A sample of t h epowder is being analysed, and r e s u l t s should be a v a i l a b l e i n t h e verynear future. A s of t h i s w r i t i n g , no UFO was reported a t t h e s i t e .August 26: Mrs. T. S. and a companion observed a l a r g e , b r i g h t redo b j e c t hover1 i n t h e western sky about 30 degrees above t h e horizona t 10:30 p.m.?he women went indoors and when they looked again a t11 p.m., t h e o b j e c t had d i s a peered. Mrs. S. s t a t e d t h e object appear-ad l a r g e r and b r i g h t e r than genus. It d i d not pulsate.August 27: T. D., a resident of SedaUa, reported seeing a b r i g h tyellow sphere moving from e a s t t o west a t a very slow r a t e of speedebout 1:30 t o 2:00 a.m. The witness held a q u a r t e r a t arms length t odetermine t h e o b j e c t s diameter. It would have had an apparent diametera t l e a s t 10 times t h a t of Venus. The object was observed f o r 10 minutesand no sound was heard and no other l i g h t s seen. The witness is fam-i l i a r with various types of a i r c r a f t and is s u r e t h a t he would haveheard sound had t h e object been one.After about 1 0 minutes t h e colorchanged t o dark red and t h e object gained speed, disappearing i n l e s sthan 30 seconds. Another witness, who may have observed t h e sameobject, reported t h e observation of a b r i g h t yellow sphere a t about1:30 a.m. from a point s i x miles northwest of Mr. D. The object wasmoving slowly.August 28: Larry Yoder, of Moberly, some 60 miles northeast ofSedalia, reported a round yellow-orange object was seen moving west t oe a s t a t a low speed a t about 1:35 a.m. Atwas observed f o r a minuteand a h a l f a t an estimeted a l t i t u d e of 8,000-10,000 f e e t . lhe l i g h twas pulsating, but no sound was heard. The object changed course t oa wide t u r n t o t h e southeast. The sky was c l e a r , moon and s t a r s v i s i b l e .August 22: Mr. b. H. observed a round object a s it passed over h i sfarm home a t about 10 p.m. There was no sound and t h e object passedfrom west t o e a s t a t a f a i r l y high speed. The witness could s e e ad e f i n i t e round shape with a r i n g of l i g h t s underneath around t h eo u t e r edge. A l a r g e r yellow c i r c u l a r l i g h t was located a t t h e center.The following Sunday while a t church,a neighbor mentioned t h a t he hadseen a n unusual object passing s i l e n t l y through t h e sky. It was thendetermined t h a t they had indeed seen t h e same o b j e c t , through separatedby almost a mile. Both were amazed a t t h e lack of sound from such alow f l y i n g object. The s i g h t i n g s l a s t e d about 2 minutes, with t h r e eknown observers.E d i t o r s Note: The August 3 1 e d i t i o n of "The Sedalia Capitol" c a r r i e da report of t h e Sedalia s i g h t i n g s , a s reported by Mr. P h i l l i p s , andadded t h e Whiteman AFB near Sedalia s a i d t h e base has no explanationf o r t h e sightings. The A i r Force presently is conducting e l e c t r o n i ct e s t s over missile s i l o s i n which h e l i c o p t e r s a r e used, but t h e t e s t sa r e not administered a t night. Also, t h e spokesman s a i d , t h e hellcopteref l y a t a maximum of only about 400 f e e t and a r e "quite noisy.n Headded t h a t weather balloons a r e not used a t t h e base.Another ~ e p o r tfrom Moberly. Mo,Between 2-3 a.m. August 27, M r s . wX1 was heading e a s t on highway 24,west o f C l i f t o n H i l l , Mo. A s s h e was on an overpass i n her car, s h esaw a l a r g e , b r i g h t , white sphere hovering i n t h e sky t o t h e e a s t , witha smeller object with two red l i g h t s and two white l i g h t s beheath.Credit: Larry Yoder.12
  • 14. Beckemeyer Couple See F i r e b a l l Mr. and Mrs. Edward Albat, of Becke-meyer. Ill.. saw a b r i l l i a n t , orange f i r e b a l l f a l l from t h e sky ont h e night of August 2nd. Mrs; ~ l b a tfirst saw t h e object from a westwindow and s a i d it appeared t o wmushroom" before disappearing belowt h e t r e e l i n e . (Credit: Rosetta Holmes)Nebraska Sighting Recalled George Szatko, of S t . Paul, Nebraska, wasTishing from a long bridge corssing t h e Loup r i v e r 5 miles north oft h e e a s t edge of Palmer, Nebr., about midnight i n April o r May of 1967.It was a calm, moonlit night and he suddenly noticed a "black cloudnmoving r a p i d l y and low down t h e r i v e r course. He described t h e clouda s a long, f l a t t e n e d oval, l i k e a German l o a f of bread. It passed d i -r e c t l y overhead and made a low "whining, hissing, roaring, whistlingsound." It disappeared i n t o t h e e a s t , angling s l i g h t l y toward t h esouth. No d e t a i l s of t h e "cloudn could be observed, and t h e r e were nol i g h t s . Szatko had l e f t t h e c a r engine running t o recharge t h e b a t t e r ya f t e r using t h e trunk l i g h t i n h i s f i s h i n g , and a f t e r t h e object passedoverhead, he noticed t h e engine was not running. He is not sure i f hehad turned it o f f and forgotten i n t h e excitement of observing t h eobject--or if t h e engine died when t h e object passed overhead.Eldon 8. Ervin, o f Grand Island, Nebr., who interviewed Mr. Szatko,a t a t e s t h e observer gave a s t r a i g h t forward account of what he hadseen and he has no doubt of h i s s i n c e r i t y .Couple Follows Glowinn Object Miss. ~ a r e hBuck and Rick F o r r l e r werewaitinn f o r a t r a f f i c s i g n a l t o change a t t h e i n t e r s e c t i o n of Lemav-Ferry and Baylesa roads, Sunday, A U ~ , 6 a t 10:lO P.M. when they ob-served a l a r g e white-yellow glowing object hovering overhead. Aftera moment t h e object s p l i t i n t o two separate objects and one moved t ot h e northeast and t h e other t o t h e north. Since t h e young couplewere heading i n t o St. Louis on Lemay ( n o r t h e a s t ) they kept t h a t ob-j e c t under observation. A t t h e Monsanto Plant on Germania, just westof Lemay (Missouri), t h e object c i r c l e d t h e smoke s t a c k and thenheaded west, a t which point t h e young people gave up t h e chase.A t t h e time t h e object s p l i t i n t o two p a r t s , it a l s o changed c o l o rt o a b r i g h t red orange on t h e bottom and a glowing white on t h e top.The width of t h e object was compared t o t h e t h a t of t h e smokestack,and i t s shape was t h e familar saucer shape. The Monsanto smoke s t a c kis 15 f e e t i n diameter. (Credit: B i l l Christian)UFO S i ~ h t e di n B e l l e v i l l e . Ill. Area According t o r e p o r t s i n t h eB e l l e v i l l e Ill. "News Democratw andwMetro East Journalw on August 1,1972, a U F ~was sighted by f o u r people i n t h e b e l l e v i l l e area a t9:45 p.m. J u l y 3 l s t . John Rosenkranz of 1718 Laurette Lane, B e l l e v i l l e ,t o l d deputy s h e r i f f s t h a t he and h i s son and daughter-in-law, Mr.and Mrs. Lloyd Rosenkranz, and another son, Danny, were d r i v i n g a tNorth 59th S t r e e t and North b e l t west when they saw a lighted saucer-shaped object about 300 f e e t o f f t h e ground and they watched it f o rt h r e e o r f o u r minutes a s it disappeared toward East S t . Louis. Rosen-kranz s a i d t h e UFO was shaped l i k e a saucer and had l i g h t s i n t h emiddle which flashed off and on. The 06 e c t was ellow and had l a r g esquare windows i n t h e bottom. he said. !Credit: ;alter H. Andrus)UFO Over Ashland. KentucMr. "Smithx and h i s 1 , of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, were i n Ashland,Ky., March 4, 1972 and watched an unidentified f l y i n g object f o rabout 15 minutes. It was a calm, c l e a r evening, and they saw t h el i g h t of about t h e same magnitude of brightness a s Venus moving fromwest t o e a s t on a nearly h o r i z o n t a l course. A t one point, t h e l i g h ty u s e d , then went on and was l o s t t o view behind a h i l l and roof top.t was estimated t o be about 12 miles d i s t a n t a s it was seen t o movebehind power l i n e s once. Pictures taken with a Pentax cemera a r e beingstudied. Credit: Frank H. Inderwiesen)13
  • 15. I N OTHERS WFLDS . . A Review of t h e Newsstands . .By Lucius F a r i s hThe v a r i o u s weekly t a b l o i d papers continue t o be good s o u r c e s o fUFO i n f o r m a t i o n , ever, i f some o f t h e m a t e r i a l must remain q u e s t i o n -a b l e . The NATlONAL L N u b l ~ t Ho f S e ~ t .17 contained f i v e s e p a r a t e UFOr e p o r t s which have b t e n submitted t o t h s t paper i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t hits $50,000 rewerd o f f e r . Heports from Kansas, Csnada, France ( i nh o r l d k a r II), Ark;:lsas and biinnesota a r e f e p t u r e d . t x c e l l e n t ex-amples of UFO a c t i v i t y ir: v b r i o u s p l a c e s a t v a r i o u s times. MCCtHNPLGPLE is a f a i r l y new t a b l o i d and, q u i t e f r a n k l y , 1 have n o t r e a d ito f t e n enough t o a s s e s s its r e l i a b i l i t y . The -er:t. 10 i s s u e o f t h epaper c o n t a i n s an i n t e r v i e w w i t h a Hussian s k i p p e r who t o l d of a l l -eged UFO a c t i v i t y i n t h e X c t a r c t i c r e g i o n s . If t r u e , t h e m a t e r i a lis of c o n s i d e r a b l e i n t e r e s t and importtrnce. -NATIONAL LAlTLJd3f o r S e p t . 17 f e a t u r e d Chicegc a v i a t i o n w r i t e r P e t e r Heichs r e p o r t. of t h e UFC he r e c e n t l y s i g h t e d . T h i s same rer;ort was ~ . i v e ni n l a s tmonths SKYLUOK. The S e p . 24 TATTLER devoted c o n s i d e r a b l e space t oa member o f t h e SKYLOOK s t a f f , Joseph B r i l l , and h i s r e s e t r c h i n t oUFO s i g h t i n g s i n I r o n Curtzit! c o u n t r i e s . J o e s r e g u l a r s e r i e s ont h i s t o p i c i s well known t o SKYLOGK r e e d e r s and it i s good t o s e eh i s e f f o r t s rccognlzed by o t h e r media. NIDI.:iCtiT f o r S e ~ t .11 c a r r i e sa n "interview" wlth D r . Hynek, which a c t u a l l y c c n s i s t s of e x c e r p t s .from h i s book.A new SAGA UFO REPORT i s o u t from t , e p u b l i s h e r s o f t h s t magazine.T h i s i s t h e t h i r d i n a s e r i e s and f e a t u r e s r e p r i n t e d UPC a r t i c l e sfrom p a s t i s s u e s of t h e magazine, a s w e l l a s one new a r t i c l e by Tim-othy C . deckley. For thoze who have missed v a r i o u s SALA UFO a r t i c l e s ,t h i s i s a good buy--6O,# a t tile newsstands.A t t h i s w r i t i n g , I hzve n o t s e e n t h e October i s s u e of SAGA b u t amt o l d i t c o n t a i n s an a r t i c l e on " v i l e v o r t i c e s " ( a l a t h e much-publici-zed wBermuda T r i a n g l e w ) s c a t t e r e d around t h e world. I v a n Sandersonis t h e author. An a r t i c l e by Hayden Hexes on t h e Delphos, kanses UFOl a n d i n g was scheduled f o r t h i s issue.Do you remember June 24, 1947? T h a t , of c o u r s e , was t h e d s t e o fKenneth b r n o l d s now-historic s i g h t i n g which made " f l y i n g s a u c e r s w ahousehold word. But, do you r e a l i z e t h e f u l l e x t e n t of t h e mid-summerf l a ~of 1947? If you do n o t , A can wholeheartedly recommend t o youa book by Ted 8 l o e c h e r e n t i t l e d REPORT ON THE UFO KAVE UF 1947. lhiai s one of t h o s e r a r e items i n UFO l i t e r e t u r e - - a t r u e r e f e r e n c e book.Bloecher, i n h i s t r a v e l s about t h e country i n connection w i t h h i sp r o f e s s i c c , c o n s u l t e d neusr,aper f i l e s from v i r t u a l l y every s t e t e i na t t e m p t i n g t o document t h e 1947 ilap. His KCPORT i s f i l l e d k i t h i n -d l v i d b a l c a s e % , c h z r t s , maps, i l l u s t r a t i o n s and photographs. Xhel a t e D r . J;lnes k. hcDonild c o n t r i b u t e d an I n t r o d u c t i o n and o b t a i n e da d d i t i o n 2 1 i n f o r m a t i o n on s i g n i f i c a n t 1YL7 r e r o r t s . Hlthoug,h t h ebook was f i r s t published some f i v e ye2r.s ago, it is a s relevtint todaya s when i t W i S first r e l e a s e d . Copies a r e a v a i l a b l e f o r $5.OC eachfrom NICAP -3535 U n i v e r s i t y Blvd. West - hensington, Md. 20795.Timothy L. d e c k l e y s l a t e s t opus on u f o l o g i c ~ lm a t t e r s is e n t i t l e dIUB--ALIENS AILNti US and is a v a i l a b l e frcm s a u c e r i a n Books - Box 2228Clerksburg, YV 26301 f o r $2.CG. I t i s a haphazard melange of "hen I nBlack" r e r u r t s f r m widely s c a t t e r e d s o u r c e s . E r r o r s abound and itcan be r e c o ~ m ~ n d e aonly t o t h o s e who c o i l e c t a n y t h i n g and e v e r y t h i n gu f o l o q i c a l .khenever a book dealing w i t h p o s s i b l e propulsion systemsmy d e s k , 1 a u t o m a t i c a l l y t h i n k of ShYLWKs own " s ~ a c e m a n "(Continued on Page 16)1 4
  • 16. WCs Behind the Iron Curtain - Beseurh by Joseph H. B r i l l No. UThe following is an excerpt from the WIlgrrian magazine K06140S, No. 7, 1967( J U ~ ) .The author is Conco Rodev, of Sofia, Bulgaria. m e t i t l e - "!!ore AboutThese Flying S a u ~ e r s . ~If it is necessary t o c h s s f f y UFO observations i n Bulgaria, then from thothe when the occurence took place t o the tim when the mteri.1 r e a c b d theprinted state (middle of Way), the s t a f f would give foremost attention t o tb.sighting i n h s e on A p r i l the 20th of t h i s year. This flying bcdy on the hor-izon was obsemed for wre than three hours, and it was easily seen--it may besaid without exaggeration--by almost the entire population of the c i t y of Ruse.It changed its shape a m b e r of tlrnes and also its color and direction offlight. We have a t our dispoeal photographa which a r e i n themselrer document.of consid.rabl interest.The first obsemers aaw it around h:30 p.m. Comrades )lark0 Monev, Oeorgi Cen-dov, Trifon Nikolov and Boris Vasilev had a relatively powerful taleecop. Thisuas described by Dr. Georgi Cendov, Directcr of the Art Gallery in b e , who ob-served the body from 5:15 t o 7:h5 p.m. He enclosed his drenlngs of the obaenedobject accompanied by the following rtatements: nThie was the appearance of thobody which was observed thrcugh our telescope which magnified it by 1M)t i m e .Through this instrument the object resembled a crystal. Its exterior had a jell-like appearance, and i t had three rib-like projections and two antenae."By nmaua of the unaided eye it was not possible t o see tho object very c l e a r 4though its glov could be noticed. We started our observations a t apprurisatelythe same time when the sun receded behind the horiaon. The object was i n closeproximity t o the noon. After a while it moved due northeast and stopped fof aminute in a fixed position..Rcm the very beginning the body had a white glow, but l a t e r it began t o tumred. This was obviously a reflection of the setting sun which from our point ofv i m on earth had already set. It is d i f f i c u l t t o estimate it# height, but itseemed that it was not located higher than 5 t o l0 kilometers. With an unaidede p a l l one could see was a huge ball, while through the telescope it resembleda star."Artist E l i m Dobrev drew a diagram of the object. motions and sude drawing.of i t s changing f o m . A s can be seen the body changed its d h c t i m of mve-ment twice and completely disappeared a s it approached Venus. Dr. Dobrev de-fined its color as "a silreriah glen“ and "becoming or taking on a plrple towardthe edges." The object was leaving a purple mist behind it. One interesting de-t a i l , Dr. Dobrev also noticed was that a s a t e l l i t e crossed the path of the object ,but while the s a t e l l i t e was moving rapidly and on a straight course, the mve-nent of the object was a l w , circular and with changes of direction. Anothercuriousity was that during the t h when the object was a b v e Ruse, strong stat10interferenee distorted the functioning of the radio s e t s there.According t o the infonation received by the Peoples Observatory the abjact wasalso observed in Panagyurische.Since the sighting caused a genuine sensation in mse, the following dsy thelocal newspaper uDunevska FTavdam (No. 95/1967) published a short a r t i c l e by K.Terziski, a senior physicist, entitled "An Interesting Occuranco in Rum.* Theu t i c l e , aaong other things stated the following: the objsct which wasseen by mny citiaens and a few scientific vorkere. Obsemation through high-powered teloscopea confirmed that the structure of the object was such as tc r u bout its being a balloon of any sort. Very likely it was a remnant of a rocketwhich had turned into an a r t i f i c i a l o a t h a a t e l l l t e and which rotates, rhicbaccounts for its changing ehspe. I t e glow wau caused by the reflection of thelight rays of the sun.=Without entering into a diapute w i t h the author of the foregoing r m k s , m(Continued on N e x t Page)15
  • 17. can say that his hypothesis about the origin of the object ia dubioue. The ob-ject seen over Ruse could n ~ thave been a satellite. The unusually long timeduring which the object remained on the horizon and the irregularity of itscourse effectively render t h i s hypothesis in the highest measure extremelyunlikely.Editors Note: Mr. B r i l l sent us the photographs which we are unable to usein SKYIDJK a t t h i s time. They clearly show a white, cons-shaped object againsta black sky.I n O t h e r s 1 ivords - Continued from Page 1 4John F. S c h u e s s l e r . Such i s t h e c a s e w i t h Leonard C. Cramps f a s c i n -a t i n g work PIECE FOIi A JIGSAW. John, o f c o u r s e , i s an aerospace en-g i n e e r , s o I hope t o g e t h i s l e a r n e d o p i n i u n s on t h e t h e o r i e s p u tf o r t h by Cramp. U n t i l t h z t t i m e , l e t me quote from a l e t t e r which Ir e c e i v e d from Cramp, i n which he d i s c u s s e s h i s book: " . . i n a word,it s a y s t h i s t o t h e r e a d e r , Dont b o t h e r about t h e a r i t h m e t i c i fyou would r a t h e r n o t , but p l e a s e look a t each conclusion. For whatI ]lave t r i e d hard t o s a y is this--On p u r e l y t e c h n o l o g i c a l groundsa l o n e , we a r e i n s ~ o s i t i o nt o p r e d i c t q u i t e a c c u r a t e l y some of t h ebehaviorisms of such c r ? f t h e r e i n nortrayed. Lhese sane beheviour-isms a r e prodig.iouslv e v i d e ~ ~ tamong UFO w i t n e s s e s 1 r e p o r t s . S oe i t h e r we have t o a c c e p t t h e bigge.st c o i n c i d e n c e t h e world h a s e v e rknown, o r we have wnat amounts t o v i r t u a l proof of t h e e x i s t e n c e o ft h e s e c r a f t . " T s me, t h e above quot,es a r e no exaggeration. Cven t h emost non-technical r e a d e r ( s u c h a s m y s e l f ) w i l l be s t r u c k by t h eevidence Cramp has acclmul.?ted i n s u p p o r t of h i s t h e o r i e s . lhoughPltCE FUR A J;;SAhl was f i r s t published i n 1966, it is a s t i m e l y t o d a ya s when it f i r s t ccne off t h e p r e s s e s . Lhe p r i c e is approximately$5.90; t h e p u b l i s n e r is Somerton P u b l i s n i n g Co., Ltd., Newport Road,Cowes, I s l e of i i g n t , United Kingd~m. Highly recommended.PC- -=:r :====E-==1-===1-=-=====P=======,=?= ====P==1===-=--==--=-Food f o r T h o u ~ h tLawrence H. Hanna, o f S t . L o u i s , sends u s a c l i p p i n g from t h e St.Louis POST-DISPLTCH of Bept. 13 deal in^ w i t h r e s e a r c h i n u s i n g l a s e rbeams t o d u p l i c a t e t h e process by which atoms a r e fused. I f s c i e n t -ists a r e s u c c e e s f u l i n b r i n g i n e about n u c l e a r f u s i o n w i t h l a s e r s , itcould mean almost unlimited energy, t h e a r t i c l e s t a t e s .Edward I e l l e r , o f t e n c a l l e d t h e f a t h e r o f t h e hydrogen bomb, s a y sl a s e r - f u s i o n r o c k e t s could make t h e bO m i l l i o n m i l e t r i p t o Kars i nabout a week a t speeds o f 600 m i l e s a second.E d i t o r s Note: When you t h i n k about t h a t , it i s n t s o h a r d t o be-l i e v e t h a t o t h e r and o l d e r c i v i l i z a t , i o n s "out t h e r e " a r e a l r e a d yt r a v e l i n g a t "unheard o f w r a t e s of speed. k l i t t l e gem t o t o s s t o yourUFO-scoffing a c q u s i n t e n c e s .Loch Ness Monster PhotographedN ~ t h i n gt o d o w i t h UFOs--but we l i k e t o keep up w i t h nilessien andJ o e Gurney s e n d s us a c l i p p i n g lrom t h e b t . Louis "Globe-Democratns t a t i n g former g r o c e r Yrbnk a e a r l e , h a s photographed t h e e l u s i v e LochNess monster. S e a r l e , wilo h a s s p e n t t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s i n a t e n tb e s i d e t h e l o c h , claims he h a s s e e n idessie 17 times. It appeared eOy a r d s o f f s h o r e snd appcsred t o be about 12 f e e t l o n g , he s a i d , whenhe g o t t h e photograph.And, by t h e way, whatever happened t o h i s s o u r i Mo-Mo? b. S t . Louiapeper r e c e n t l y published a p i c t u r e of a 7-foot " ~ r e a t u r e ~i n g r a y furh o l d i n g a n a t t r a c t i v e yowg l a d y i n h i s arms. Claimed t o b e Mo-Mol(Thanks, CaroL)
  • 18. Astronomy Notes The October Sky - Venus, which i s a possible answert o a number of t h e r e c e n t Kansas W@s i g h t i n g s , maybe seen during t h e e a r l y morning hours, r i s i n g a t2:25 a.m. CST on Oct. 1st and a t 3:30 a.m. Nov. 1st. Mars i s q u i t enear t h e sun, r i s i n g a t 5:25 a.m. Oct. 1st and a t 4:55 a.m. Nov. 1st.J u p i t e r mey be seen during t h e e a r l y evening hours i n t h e southwestand s e t s a t 10:CO p.m. Oct. 1st and a t 8:20 p.m. Nov. 1st. Saturnis v i s i b l e throughout t h e evening a s it r i s e s a t 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1stand a t 7:25 p.m. Nov. 1st.--Ted P h i l l i p s .The Constellations. Aquarius (The Weter Bearer) - Acquarius is one oft h e o l d e s t of t h e c o n s t e l l a t i o n s . It has been represented i n t h e myth-ologies of s e v e r a l ancient civilizations a s a manpouring water froma jar. I n Egypt t h e r a i n y season begen when t h e sun rose a t t h e sametime a s t h e s t a r s of Aquarius. The Greeks i d e n t i f i e d Aquarius withGanymede, who was one of t h e cup bezrers t o Jove.CAquarius i s a zodical c o n s t e l l a t i o n and it culminates a t 9 p.m.on Oct. 5. I n s p i t e of i t s l a r g e area it does not have any very brights t a r s . There a r e many f a i n t galaxies i n t h e constellation. A newera c a l l e d t h e "Age of Aqu&riusn g o t i t s name from t h i s group.--Mark H e r b s t r i t t .National Astronomers Inc. Chairman Sees T o t a l Solar Eclipseken Steinmetz, Chairman of National Astronomers, Xnc., Denver,Colorado, flew with o t h e r s t o Tuktoyaktuk, Canada t o witness t h e t o t a ls o l a r e c l i p s e of J u l y 10, 1972.The f l i g h t v i a P a c i f i c western A i r l i n e s from Calgary, Alberta, t ot h e a r c t i c e c l i p s e s i t e was arranged by t h e Calgary Centre of t h e Hoy-a 1 Astrononical S o c l t t y of Canada with John Findley, of t h e CalgaryCentennisl Planetarium, i n charge.Mr. and k i r s . Steinmetz, along with 81 other assengers and a crewPof seven took off on schedule f r o s t h e Calgary n t e r n a t i o n a l Airporta t 5:00 p.m. (M.D.T.) on Sunday, J u l y 9 and deplaned a t Inuvik about9:00 p.m. with a b r i l l i a n t sun and hordes of mosquitoes t o g r e e t them,and remained overnight a s word was received t h e e c l i p s e s i t e wqs s o l i d -l y fogged in. By 2:00 a.m. Inuvik was a l s o fogged i n , and it began t oseem t h e t r i p was i n vain.However a t 9 r O O a.m. word came from the weether room t h a t t h e f o gwas c l e s d n g and within an hour some of t h e party were airborne. Mr.and Mrs. Steinmetz were among those obliged t o wait f o r a plane t or e t u r n f o r them. rhey headed north a t 12:07 bnd reached Tuktoyaktukabout i2:40 p.m. with l e s s then twenty minutes t o get ready.The suns a l t i t u d e was 40 . Azimuth 145: M r . 8teinmetz mounted t h eB e l l & Howell Super-8 movie camera with f u l l y extended zoom, f o r a con-tinuous Qming of t o t a l i t y . The Nikkormat 35 with a 105 mm l e n s wass e t up next. With t h i s "We used H & W Control f i l m , black and whitebut v i r t u a l l y grahless," M r . Steinmetz wrote. "This was s e t a t P-8 andI was t o shoot sequential exposures beginning with 1/1000 Sec down t oa 32 second shot. A s it turned out, everything worked t o perfection.My wife, P h y l l i s , s h o t twenty s l i d e s before, during, and a f t e r t o t a l -i t y f o r basic l i g h t i n t e n s i t y comparisons. The sun darkened noticeablya f u l l 1 0 o r 12 minutes before a c t u a l second contact began. Strangely,it was almost i n s t a n t l y f u l l daylight a t t h i r d contact, 2 minutesand 24 seconds l a t e r . A sharp wind came up s h o r t l y a f t e r t o t a l i t ybegan although At had been a dead calm before. The temperature drop-ped from t h e 60 t o a b i t t e r c h i l l ."Our only a v a i l a b l e DC-3 almoat a t once began loading f o r t h er e t u r n t o Inuvik. It was 8:15 p.m., between bouts with the ever chang-ing fog before t h e l a s t group returned t o t h e Electra. F i n a l l y , a t8:30 p.m. we l e f t t h e Arctic and were home t o Lalgary by midnight."17
  • 19. Were K a n s a s s i g h t i n g s Weather Balloons?It was announced on n a t i o n a l TV news and by t h e Press t h a t a GardenCity, Kansas, s t o r e reported s e l l i n g nearly one hundred s i x - f o o t Armys u r p l u s weather balloons. The purchasers t o l d t h e owner they f i l l t h eballoons with helium o r hydrogen, a t t a c k f l a s h l i g h t s i n s i d e o r out-si.de, r e l e a s e them and "scare my neighbors t o death.tIt now seems t h i s may account f o r t h e many UFO si5hti.ngs i n andabout Dighton, Kansas during t h e :mnth of August. be mentioned t h e s ei n t h e September i s s u e of SKYLOOK :pages 13-14) and s l n c e then havereceived many news clippings. Ye Ed t l k e s t h i s opportunity t o thankeveryone who s e n t us t h e clippings. d r thought t h e s e s i g h t i n g s wouldbe t h i s monthls f e a t u r e s t o r y , b u t i n vlew of t h e d i s c l o s u r e s r e t h et r i c k s t e r s sending up weather balloons, we f e e l t h e s e repor2s now havel i t t l e o r no value.It i s our personal opinion t h a t some of t h e first s i g h t i n g s may havebeen UFOs--and probably were-- and t h e r e s u l t i n g p u b l i c i t y gave t h ek i d s ( a t l e a s t of "kid" m e n t a l i t y ) t h e idea it would be "fun" t o fakeit.We hope t h e responsible c i t i z e n s who saw and reported t h e unusuall i g h t s w i l l no5 f e e l they have been made o b j e c t s of r i d i c u l e . Theywere doing exactly whst any c i t i z e n should do on s e e i n g an u n i d e n t i f i e df l y i n g object--report it so an i n v e s t i g a t i o n can follow. And zhs in-v e s t i g q t i o n which did follow r e s u l t e d i n t h e " i d e n t i f i c a t i o n . "A s f o r t h e pranksters, we have j u s t two words f o r you--grow up.More S i g h t i n g s a t Arkansas C i t y , Kans,On August 25th t h e Arkansas City P o l i c e s a i d an u n i d e n t i f i e d manli ving e a s t of Arkansas City telephoned t h e z t h a t 3 l a r g e objectwas sighted over h i s house and over t h e nearby home of h i s f a t h e r .He s a i d t h e house began t o shake and he went o u t s i d e t o see i f t h eo b j e c t was s t i l l t h e r e but it had taken o f f . He t o l d t h e police d i s -patcher t h e o b j e c t he saw shook t h e house and r a t t l - e d d i s h e s i n acupboard. The same n i g h t Jimmie Lambert, a cafe m n e r , s a i d he watch-ed a saucer-shaped object through binoculars about 30 miriutes. Hes a i d t h e r e was a red r i n g around t h e object.Ken Thompson, c i t y manager and Erwin Knocke, c i t y commissioner,described an object with f l a s h i n g red l i g h t s t h a t disappeared a t ahigh r a t e of speed a f t e r about 30 minutes.Beth L i l l e y , r e p o r t e r f o r t h e "Arkansas City Daily Traveler", onbeing n o t i f i e d of a UFO being sighted by t h r e e p o l i c e o f f i c e r s , drovot o t h e t o p of a h i l l within t h e c i t y l i m i t s and observed t h e objectand took a p i c t u r e of it. She described t h e o b j e c t a s being e x t r e m e bl a r g e and bright,somewhat round i n shape with varying l e n g t h s of ap-parent l i g h t r a y s beaming from its. edges. Within a few moments, shes a i d , a l a r g e glowing c i r c l e appeared around t h e o b j e c t and twinkliljsr e d l i g h t s could be seen on what appeared t o be t h e f r o n t of the ob-ject. Within two t o f o u r minutes, t h e b r i g h t glow seemed t o be absorbed i n t o t h e body of t h e object which then appeared t o charge t o at r i a n g u l a r shape. F i r s t s i g h t e d a t 4 a.m., by 7:05 aim. it had r i s e ns o high t h a t i t appeared t o be pinhead s i z e and b a r e l y v i s i b l e .UFO o r weather balloon?Credit: Again, our thanks t o t h e many sending i n c l i p p i n g s on above.(Note--this page is an e x t r a by mimeograph.--Ye Ed)
  • 20. Note t o Readers: SKYLOOK i s now being turned out by photo o f f s e tprinting--but t h i s i s an e x t r a page from Ye Eds p e r ~ o n a l - ~ ~ M o n s t e r " - -t h e mimeograph. 0-ur agreement with t h e p r i n t e r is f o r t h e r e g u l a r20 pages per month--arxl, frankly we c a n t a f f o r d going beyond t h a t .S t . Louis Women S e e u s u a l Li&gV r s . Mildred Craft and a neighbor were s i t t i n i n t h e formersyard a t h e r home on 8620 Gravois ( S t . Louis, Mo. 7 about 12:30 ont h e n i g h t of August 11, 1972. The sky was clearand t h e l a d i e s weresuddenly suprised t o s e e a very ir:t~:nse r e d 1ight.appearing suddenlya t an estimated e l e v a t i o n of abou: 300 f e e t and a distance of a h a l fc i t y block. The l i g h t was twice t h e s i z e of t h e TV tower s a f e t y r e d ..l i g h t s (KSD tower is near b y ) . After hotrering b r i e f l y , th2 !.i~%" j u s t blinked outn and was seen no morc. The witr!,?sses a r e wi:.:..l awareof t h e appearance and sound made by t h e police h e l i c o p t e r s w:?ich at-r o l t h e area n i g h t l y and f e e l sure tho l i g h t seen was n o t a h ~ ~ l i c o p f e r .Credit: B i l l Christian.Lady Recalls Older S i g h t i n gAfter hearing John F. Schuessler speak on r a d i o s t a t i o n KMOX,.St.Louis, M r s . Edw. S. Madigan, 2842, Iowa, b t . Louis, wrote on lugust11: "Hearing you on KMOX August 10 brought t o mind what I saw about12 years ago. My husband, who was then l i v i n g , and I were sj.tt!.;:p;i n t h e back yard--I i n a rodker with my f e e t on t h e s t e p s ard U:.:l:.h yi n a.lawn c h a i r . It was daylight and, a s I rncked back and lookc?. a?,t h e r e was a f l y i n g saucer p e r f e c t l y s t i l l i n fitidair.. T h i s ;..I- hair ::.:.looked f sketch of t y p i c a l 11saucer17. It was lit G-.!!~ ~ .j ?..eL i l ? ~ i t i ?. .was i n i t , and t h e r e was a white l i g h t on tc:, and G re:: ii:::.:, >:I L O Pof it. I got excited and jumped up t o gr?t opcLragl,?c::.es, b ~ ~ :Lt; r?:.::;thave seen me and went s t r a i z l l t up out of s i g h t a ~ ag r ~ a ti-r;;? afspeed. I c a l l e d t h e newspcper, 2:1d wh3ei.e:- answrr.c.1 laughec: s t meand 1 suppose thought I was spoo:ririg a- dr.unk. I : : ~ 5s:;Lzr as a judgea s I do not drink."UFO Reported i n ArkansasAccording t o t h e Sebastian Count::; h e r i f f s neyil-t,ment, an unidenlt i f i e d man c a l l e d f o r a deputy t o c c r m s ~ ~ ot n e a r c z ~l=:arF i e l d s Gro-cery s o t h a t someone e l s e could witness what he :I;, seen--?;legedly af l y i n g saucer. Two unofficinL observers dispatched by tkL2 Ft. Smith"Southwest limes-Recordf1 t o t h e scene f a i l e d t o glimpse t h e UFO, a l -though one of t h e two s a i d t h e r e appeared t o be come l i g h t n i n g a c t i -v i t y i n t h e sky.Commercial f l i g h t s had a l l checked i n by about $:30 p.m., t h e timet h e UFO was reported, and t h e only a i r c r a f t l i k e l y t o have been c r u i s -ing t h e c i t y were p r i v a t e planes, i f any, t h e a i r p o r t spokesman s a i d .The National Guard s a i d t k r e were no airborne night maneuvers.Credit: Lucius Farish.Clarence 0. Dargie To Speak on UFOsClarence 0. Dargie, OFallon, I l l . , S t a t e Section Director f o r MUFON.w i l l be the guest speaker a t t h e Carlyle, Ill. New Comers Club onThursday, Oct. 12 a t t h e Hi-De-Ho Restaurant a t 8:00 P.M.
  • 21. Ornanization Notes from Around t h e NetworkSKYLOOK is s t i l l g e t t i n g r e q u e s t s f o r sample copiee and/or sub-s c r i p t i o n s from t h e Kansas City, Mo-Kans. a r e a s i n c e Ted P h i l l i p sappeared on t h e hansas c i t y r a d i o (hHB) t a l k show on J u l y 30th.A~a r e s u l t of t h e i n t e r e s t i n UFOs created on t h a t program, Mr.P h i l l i p s was i n v i t e d t o address t h e Psychical Research S o c i e t y ofKanszs City, August 1 7 t h , and spoke t o a group.of n e a r l y 200 people.So much i n t e r e s t was shown i n h i s t a l k on UFOs, a question and answers e s s i o n following h i s address l a s t e d two hours. Mr. P h i l l i p s w i l laddress t h e Optimist Llub i n Kansas City on Oct. 5th.Allen Benz, a MUFON member and a l s o e d i t o r of h i s own magazine?"UFO Commentary" is s t i r r i n g up i n t e r e s t i n ufology i n Twin F a l l s ,Idaho. He was interviewed by a r e p o r t e r from t h e "Times Newsn andr a t e d a f r o n t age s t o r y i n t h e i r Sunday e d i t i o n August 26. OnAucust 27 M r . &en= did a taped interview f o r r a d i o s t a t i o n KEEP andanother f o r KTFI on t h e 28th. On Labor Day he appeared on "Party Line"a t a l k show on KLIX r a d i o and w i l l appear on KMVT-TV i n a t a l k show,September 26th.(Subscriptions - $2.00 per year- f o r UFO COhDlENTARYshould be mailed t o t h e publisher, P a t r i c k A. Huyghe, 1419 RiversedgeRd.&Newport News, Va. 23606.)eorne Fawcett, another MUFON member, of Mount Airy N. C., hassuch a busy schedule, space doesnt permit a complete &ing. I n Aug-u s t he addressad t h e North Charlotte Rotary Club, t h e New Age Founda-t i o n i n Charlotte and appeared on r a d i o and TV programs. He has hadnumerous p r e s s interviews. On Oct. 3rd he w i l l speak a t t h e MountAiry Kiwanis Club and on Nov. 2 w i l l speak a t t h e Holiday Inn i n Roan-oke, Va. and he probably b s many more bookings a s we w r i t e t h i s .If you havent a l r e a d y done s o , why not send him a self-addressedstamped (16#) envelope f o r h i s Information s h e e t s which l i s t a l l t h eb e s t sources f o r UFO information. h r i t e Mr. Fewcett a t 607 North MainSt., Mount Airy, N. C., 27030.We l i s t e d Stslrlton Friedmans l e c t u r e schedule f o r October i n t h el a s t i s s u e o m K , and w e l l uention h i s l e c t u r e on Nov. 13 a tN. Texas S t s t e , st Denton Texas, a t 8 P.M. =e is booked through A p r i land w e l l keec vou informed a s we receive h i s s ~ e a k i n edates.-The UFO stud; Group of Greater S t . Louis held t h e i r r e g u l a r meetingSept. 10 with eood attendance. Durinn t h e business meeting. members werereminded annuai membership dues of $?.GO were due s e p t T l s t . Checksmay be mailed t o t h e t r e a s u r e r , Wm. F. C h r i s t i a n , 758 Lemay Ferry Rd.,S t . Louis, Mo., b3125. Plans were completed f o r snowing t h e doccmentary.movie on UFOs a t t h e Oct. 1 5 t h ( e e e announcement elsewhere i n SKYLOOK)and r e p o r t s were made on r e c e n t UFO sightings.John F. Schuessler, D i r e c t o r of the S t . Lobis group and S t e t e Uirect-o r f o r MUFON, w i l l be making a videotape with a l i v e s t u d i o audiencef o r TV Channel 11. and t h i s w i l l be t e l e c s s t on Oct. 15 on t h e B i l lo F i e l d s show. ~ v e r ~ o n ei n t h e Channel 11 viewlng area,-mark t h i s d a t eon your calendar! (Sure wish we could g e t it i n Stover.)SKYLOOK i s happy t o announce t h a t Joseph N. B r i l l , r e s e a r c h e r f o rour s e r i e s on "UFOs Behind t h e I r o n Curtsin", has agreed t o become amember of t h e s t a f f , t h u s making " o f f i c i a l " t h e u n o f f i c i a l p o s i t i o nhe has held f o r some time. M r . B r i l l , a bachelor ( a s we o t o Press!)l i v e s i n Chicego and has been i n t e r e s t e d i n UFOs s i n c e 19%6. He is a l s o --a C i v i l "ar buff and enjoys working with s t e r e o components. He i s aF i e l d I n v e s t i g a t o r f o r MUFON and was one of t h e speakers a t t h e 1972Conference. Were proud t o add J o e s name t o our f i n e s t a f f which,we f i r m l y b e l i e v e , is second t o none i n u f o l o g i c a l f i e l d s of publica-t i o n .18
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