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  • 1. Copy 35cYear $4.00$5 .00 elsewhere SKYLOOK "We tell it as it is"Ofiiol Publimtion oJ the Midweal UFO NeltoorkSend Sub.cripliom lo SKYLOOK. Box 129. Stover. Mo. 65078 PUBLISHED MONTHLY Mn. Noma E. Short. Editor and PubliAerNo. 60 N O V E M B E R 1972Know Your Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Message From Your D i r e c t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . .UFO P a s s e s ~ O v e rCar and Lends i n Corn F i e l d 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .More on Those Kansas UFOs 4. . . .C i t y E d i t o r P r e s e n t Uhen Woman Reports UFO t o P o l i c e 5I l l i n o i s Man H i t by M e t e o r i t e. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .UFO S i g h t e d O f f Okinawa 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Man Saw 1966 Landing 7More UFO Reports from WisconsinUFO Over Hanoi Draws M i s s i l e F i r e. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Weather Study Balloon Observed 8500 S o l d i e r s F i r e a t UFO . .Missouri Woman and Son Watch Sky Object . .. . . . . . . . . . . . ."Flying Saucern Reported i n Indiana 9MUFON Given P u b l i c i t y i n D a l l a sMcGonnell Douglas D e l i v e r s Skylab ModuleTwo Watch F a s t Moving L i g h t s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0R e c a l l s Youthful S i g h t i n gUFOs Seen a t Laddonia, Mo.F l o a t i n g S t r a n d s Over IndianaUFO Landing Reported i n Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Eyes Swell and E a r s Ache A f t e r UFO S i g h t i n g. . . . . . .P h y s i c s 1 Traces - M a t e r i a l Evidence o f UFOs? 12UFOs i n Pennsylvenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13UFOs Behind t h e I r o n C u r t a i n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Astronomy Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16I n O t h e r s q hords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7. . . . . . . . .Organization Notes from Around t h e Network 18"Over t h e p a s t 20 y e a r s a v a s t amount o f evidence has beenaccumulating t h s t b e a r s on t h e e x i s t e n c e of UFOs. Most o f t h i sis l i t t l e known t o t h e g e n e r a l p u b l i c o r t o most s c i e n t i s t s . Buton t h e b a s i s o f t h e d a t a and o r d i n a r y r u l e s of evidence, a s would bea p p l i e d i n c i v i l o r c r i m i n e l c o u r t s , t h e p h y s i c a l r e a l i t y of UFOshas been proved beyond a reasonable doubt."--Dr. James A . Harder,P r o f e s s o r of C i v i l engineering, U n i v e r s i t y o f L a l i f o r n i a .Thanksgiving Day - November 23 - A Day t o Lount Your B l e s s i n g s
  • 2. Editor & Publisher:Mrs. Norma E. Short- ~ - ~ ~~ ~Box 129Stover, Mo., 65078Public Relations:Rs. Rosetta Holmes1690 H i l l DriveCarlyle, Ill. 62231Staff:Walter H. Andmsb3 Christopher CourtQuincy, Ill. ,62301Ws. Carol Annstrong6908 Kingsbury Blvd.St. Louis, Mo. ,63130Joseph M. B r i l llO55I1 Crown RoadFranklin Park, Ill.60U1Iucius FarishRoute 1Plumrville, Ark.,72127Mark Herbstritt967 Theresia St.St. k r y s , Pa.,15857Ted PhillipsP. 0. Box 615Sedalia, Mo., 65301John F. SchuesslerP. 0. Box 90 Fallon, Uo. ,63366Subscription84.00 per year, U.S.A .$5.00 elsewhere.Back issues, 35t each.Published msnthly.Hail check t o editor.Advertising ratesb s s i f i e d : 5 lines. $1.30-- - -Additional lines, &-each.Printed Inserts: Write forrates and send sample. Wereserve right t o r e j e c tunsuitable material.Know Your MagazineSKYLOOK was f i r s t published in September 1967.Your editor also became the publisher in 1969 andSKYLOClK has been published monthly since thattime.In May 1969 the Hidwest UFO Netuork was organ-ized and SKYLOOK was proud to be named its o f f i c i a lpublication i n July.You do not have t o be a member of MUFClN t o sub-scribe t o SKYLOK; but i f you are a member, youllfind the best way t o keep up with the organizationsplans and progress is by reading Director WalterR. Andrust nbssagen in each issue along with the"urganization Notes .IrSKYLLCK is staffed by and for adults. Ourpolicy has always been t o t e l l it as it is, andwe wke every e f f o r t t o separate fact from fan-tasy. We invite UFO reports from our readers, a swell a s from our regular s t a f f and WFON members.We give credit f o r material used, but w i l l notuse your name i f you prefer anonymity.SKYLOOK is i n the m a i l around the 27th of themmth preceding the date of issue --and the dead-line f c r copy for newt months issue is alwaya the20th of this month. Please send in your material a searly a s possible, a s we hold open only two page8for the morning mail of the 20th.Haterial for SKYKOK should be mailed t o theeditor. Enquiries re MUM)N should be directed toWalter H. Andrus (addresses on this page).Where t o Order MUEON Publication8The Field Investigators Uanual --guidelines, tech-nlaues and su~gestionson how t o conduct UFO sight---ing interview, investigatim, filing reports, re-porting forms, aids, charts etc. &ice: $1.50 toWFON members; $2.00 t c non-members, USA and Canada5 outside, $2,75. brder from nidwest UFO Network, Inc.,LO Christopher Court, Quincy, I11.,62301.1971 Conference Roceedinge --$3.00 in USA and Canada;$3.75 elsewhere. Urder from UFO Study Group of GreaterSt. Louis, Inc.. Box 9. OFallon. no; 63366.1972 ~onf&enc&~roceedinga--a big book - speechesmede a t the 1972 Conference: An Introduction t o W O Nby Walter H. kidma, ~ i r e & r ; and a wealth of infor-m t i c n on UFOs. $3.25 i n USA and Canada; SL.00 else-where. Order from Midwest UFO Network, LO ChristopherCourt, Quincy, Ill., 62301.Anyone interested in UFOs should add these bookst o their library. Highly recornended by your editor.
  • 3. A Message From Your D i r e c t o rAfter operating i n t h e "Lone S t a r S t a t e n f o r s e v e r a l years with s t a t es e c t i o n d i r e c t o r s and f i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r s , we a r e extremely proud t o an-nounce t h e appointment of Wm. K. " B i l l n Case 11 a s t h e S t a t e D i r e c t o r f o rTexas. B i l l is t h e a v i a t i o n , aerospace and medical w r i t e r f o r t h e nDallesTimes Herald," 1101 P a c i f i c Ave., Dallas Texas 75202. He r e s i d e s withh i s family a t 2920 Milton Ave., Dallas, !exas 75205. H i s s p e c i a l o f f i c e t e l e -phone number i s AC-214 744-6264 and h i s home number is AC-214 363-0569.It is a pleasure t o welcome both e new consultant i n Physics and e s t a t es e c t i o n d i r e c t o r t o MUFON, a s Arlen R. Lander Phd. accepted our i n v i t a t i o nt o s e r v e i n t h e s e cepacaties. D r . Zander is e nuclear p h y s i c i s t and teachesa t East Texas S t s t e University i n Commerce. Arlen has been assigned t o t h ecounties of Hunt, Delia, Hopkins and Fannin. H i s home address i s 1507J e f f e r s o n , Commerce, Texas, 75428.Good news continues t o emanate from Texas with t h e s e l e c t i o n of krs.Joan OConnell a s s t a t e s e c t i o n d i r e c t o r f o r Coryell, Lampasas, Burnet,B e l l , Williamson and Hamilton counties. Her husband, P a t , i s an avid"ham operatorw WE4 GtiP, and w i l l provide r a d i o communication. Pat andJoan l i v e a t 109 South Drive, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522.The r e c e n t Kansas UFO s i g h t i n g s disclosed t h a t t h e r e a r e many competentand t a l e n t e d people i n t e r e s t e d i n t h e UFO phenomenon i n t h e "SunflowerState.m Miss Beth L i l l e y , 313 East Pine S t . , Arkansas C i t y , hans. 67005, enews r e p o r t e r and photographer f o r t h e "Arkansas City Daily Traveler," ha&g r a c i o u s l y accepted t h e p o s i t i o n of s t a t e s e c t i o n d i r e c t o r f o r Cowley,Chautauqua and Sumner counties. She may be contacted by telephone a t h e rhome AC-316 442-4200.Stan Cordon, s t a t e d i r e c t o r f o r Pennsylvania, has appointed Arch B.Mason, P. 0. Box 507, Smithton, Pa. 15479 a s s t a t e s e c t i o n d i r e c t o r f o rFayette county. Arch i s a l s o an a c t i v e member of t h e Westmoreland CountyUFO Study Croup and an e l e c t r o n i c technician.Another important c o u n t y - i n I l l i n o i s i s represented now with t h e s e l e c t i o nof Paul E. Rybak, 136 Inner Court, New ienox, Ill. 60451, a s s t s t e s e c t i o nd i r e c t o r f o r W i l l county. Paul i s a l s o an amateur astronomer end owns a16-inch Csssegrain telescope. He i s t h e brother of La:ry Rybak, MWON1ss t a t e s e c t i o n d i r e c t c r f o r DuPage and Kane counties.The UFO Study Croup of Greater S t . L.;uis is t o be highly commended f o rt h e i r outstanding public r e l a t i o n s and c i t i z e n education,program i n t h eshowinc of t h e 90-minute documentary f i l m "Unidentified b l y i n g bbjects"on Sunday, Oct. 15. This a u t h e n t i c f i l m is without a doubt t h e f i n e s t workt h a t has ever been done i n t h i s p a r t i c u l s r communication mode. JohnSchuessler, Deputy Director f o r MUFON, appeared t h e same evenine f o r onehour a s t h e guest on t h e B i l l F i e l d s Show on Chamel 11 i n S t . Louis.Walt AndrusD i r e c t o r , MUFONE d i t o r s Note: M r . Andrus had t o telephone h i s Message t h i s month a s hecouldnt make t h e mail deadline; and i f t h e r e a r e any e r r o r s , it i s t h ef a u l t of Ye Ed and M r . Andrus w i l l make c o r r e c t i o n s i n t h e next issue.Our personal brand of "shorthandn leaves a l o t t o be d e s i r e d , and we mayhave goofed i n t r a n s c r i b i n g our notes.I n "visiting3 wlth Walt a f t e r f i n i s h i n g our SkYLOUk-business, we learnedhe end h i s wife a r e observing t h e i r 30th wedding anniversary with an openhouse a t t h e i r home i n kuincy, Ill., Uct. 29th. We wish them a happyanniversary and many more t o follow.
  • 4. UFO Passes Over Car and Lands i n Corn F i e l d . Burlinpton, Colo.Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ludwig and c h i l d r e n were i n t h e i r c a r on U. S. Highway385, f o u r miles south of Burlington, Colo., a t 9:15 p.m., Sept. 13, whenan u n i d e n t i f i e d o b j e c t passed d i r e c t l y over t h e i r c a r , landed i n a f i e l d ,took o f f and made a second landing.Hrs. Ludwig first noticed an oval-shaped object f l y i n g p a r a l l e l t ot h e c a r and first thought it must b e t h e r e f l e c t i o n of t h e c a r h e a d l i g h t son t h e telephone l i n e 8 a s it appeared a s "a dim l i g h t t r o r "the moon with ashadow over it." But a s they turned a corner, t h e object passed d i r e c t l yover them and landed i n a f i e l d . Almost a t once it s h o t back i n t o t h e skyand "got r e a l b r i g h t , " Mrs. Ludwig said. The o b j e c t then made a secorrj.l t n d i n g i n another f i e l d "and lit up t h e field.It h r s . Ludwig s a i d , "Itwas round and it was b i g and looked l i k e rays were coming out of it."The family reached t h e i r home--the Delmar Zweygardt farm where M r . Ludwig -is employed--and were s o f r i g h t e n e d " t h e i r knees were knocking together."On f a i l i n g t o c a t c h another glimpse of t h e o b j e c t from t h e i r second s t o r ywindows, they decided t o telephone t h e s h e r i f f .The s i g h t i n g was reported on r a d i o and a c a l l was made t o NORAD whoreported nothing unusual on t h e i r radar. During t h e s i g h t i n g , of t e n minutesd u r a t i o n , theLudwig c a r operated normally and no o t h e r sound was heard.The c a r windohs were open s o a l l could g e t a b e t t e r view of t h e object.lhe next morning deputies walked through t h e t a l l corn but f a i l e d t of i n d any t r a c e of a landing. One r e p o r t s t a t e s one landing was made i na corn f i e l d , t h e o t h e r on plowed ground. Lhe newspaper r e ~ : o r tout ofBurlington t o t h e Denver, Colorado "Rocky Mountain Newsn only mentiomcorn f i e l d s . A s M r . and Mrs. Ludwig did not agree a s t o t h e probables i t e of t h e two landings, S h e r i f f George Hubbard then dispatched a planet o f l y over t h e f i e l d s . Color photographs were taken, but we have notlearned what, i f anything, they disclosed a t t h i s writing.I n s p i t e of t h e f a i l u r e t o f i n d any lending t r a c e s , S h e r i f f CeorgeHubbard, does not b e l i e v e he is a victim of a p r a c t i a l joke. "I knowt h e s e people personally,* he s a i d . "I dont know what i t was, but theysaw something."h d i t o r s Note: lhis was w r i t t e n from news c l i p s s e n t i n by Ken Steinmitz,Lucius F a r i s h and h a l t e r Andrus and from notes made by M r . Andrus on i n f o r -mation received by him from led P h i l l i p s , Terry V i t u l l o and Don Hichmond.he a r e holding t h e r e s t of t h i s page open u n t i l our deadline (always t h e20th of t h e month) hoping soraething more may come i n before we t a k e ourcopy t o t h e kiorgan County P r i n t e r s .--==------ Pc_-.I=====-EP--==E-Announcement: Beginning t h i s month t h e MUFON Amateur Radio Net w i l l meetevery Saturday morning a t 8:00 a.r. C.S.T. on 3.975 MHz per Ron Andersonand WUFON Net Control.Mark These Dates: The Tri-State UP0 Study Group w i l l meet Nov. 15 a t t h eresidence of ~virs. Anita Lavery, South 24th, Houte 5 , Quincy, Ill.The December meetlng w i l l he held a t 7:30 p.m. a t t h e h a l t e r Andrus homei n Quincy, on t h e 20th. The Janu&ry meeting w i l l be on t h e 17th a t 7:30p.m. a t t h e residence of George Loch, 2116 Brookmeede, Quincy.To O u r Contributors: he do a p p r e c i a t e you sending i n newspaper c l i pingsand we g i v e c r e d i t t o t h e f i r s t a r t i c l e received, o r t h e b e s t one Pin- ~our opinion) covering a UFO report. sometimes many send i n t h e samec l i a ~ i n eand soace doesnt permit l i s t i n g a l l t h e names a s "credits."---r , ~ -.,We thank a l l of you--and please continue t o mail i n t h e reports.
  • 5. More on Those Kansas UFOsI n s p i t e of t h e f a c t t h i t a s t o r e admitted s e l l i n g s u r p l u s w e ~ t h e rb a l l o o n s which t h e buyers used t o "scaren f o l k s ( s e e a r t i c l e i n OctoberShYLOOK) and t h e news media p r i n t e d p i c t u r e s of captured b a l l o o n s w i t hf l a s h l i g h t s a t t a c h e d , some of t h e Kansas f o l k s who saw UFOs a r e s t i l ln o t convinced t h e y were t h e v i c t i m s of a hoax. One man i n t h i s c a t e g o r yis O f f i c e r Paul U. C a r t e r , of t h e Colby P o l i c e Department.O f f i c e r C a r t e r wrote a l e t t e r t o t h e " ~ a l l n aJournaln which was p r i n t e di n t h e Sept. 1 2 i s s u e and r e p r i n t e d i n Cross Country News, F o r t berth, Texas,from which we a u o t e ~ o r t i o n sof O f f i c e r C a r t e r s l e t t e r :" S i r , have you e v e r heard of a weather balloon t u r n i n g s o white andb r i g h t t h a t you cannot s t a n d t o look a t i t ? Have you e v e r heard o f a weatherb a l l o o n t h a t can g o from 1 0 t o 1 5 o f f t h e ground, s t r a i g h t up i n t o t h e a i rwhere it d i s a p p e a r s from s i g h t i n t h r e e seconds?"If t h e s e Weather Balloons can do t h a t , 1 t h i n k t h e nt.lily g o t s t u n gwhen t h e y decided t o put them up f o r s a l e a t $3.98 o r under. lhese b a l l o o n smust be b e t t e r t h a n any m i l l i o n d o l l a r machine t h e y have i n e x i s t e n c e today." U n t i l a person a c t u a l l y exl.eriences somethir:g l i k e t h i s ( s i g h t i n g ) hew i l l probably s c o f f a t any and a l l r e p o r t s of s ~ c hitems and t r y t o e x p l a i naway w i t h t h e lame excuse a s weather balloons!"C a r t e r , age 22, married, came t o Colby, kansas less t h a n a y e a r ago.H i s p e t r o l p a r t n e r , Der:nis Brown, a l s o 22, is a 10nr.-time r e s i d e n t o f Colby.Both men saw t h e c b i e c t esrLy Saturday morning, August 19th. A t 2:07 a.m.someone c a l l e d t h e Colby p o l i c e d i s p a t c h e r w i t h a r e v o r t of a &range o b j e c ti n t h e sky o u t s i d e t h e c i t y . The c e l l was r e f e r r e d t o t h e Thomas Countys h e r i f f s o f f i c e a n d f i v e minutes l a t e r , Patrolman C a r t e r saw t h e o b j e c tcoming out of t h e n o r t h e a s t i n a s o u t h w e s t e r l y d i r e c t i o n .A s he approached 1-70, t h e o b j e c t was s e t t l i n g over a p a s t u r e e a s t oft h e d r i v e , n o r t h o f 1-70. h e c a l l e d r ~ t r o l m a nbrown who raced t o t h e scenei n h i s c e r and a r r i v e d i n time t o s e e t h e o b j e c t r i s e o u t of t h e f i e l dand speed away southeastward."lt was big," C a r t e r s a i d , "very b r i g h t , c t a ~ g i n gfrom red and g r e e nb l i n k i n g c o l o r s t o b r i g h t w h i t e , s o b r i g h t you c o u l d n t look a t it. Itlit up t h e pasture."Brown a l s o s a i d t h e e n t i r e a r e a was "lit up l i k e daytime.""Then, j u s t a s I g o t o u t a€ my c a r , " brown continued, "I saw a s h o t ofl i g h t go s t r c i g h t up m t o t h e a i r and t h e n v e e r o r l e v e l o f f t o t r a v e li n a s o u t h e e s t e r l y d i r e c t i o n . "On a telephone r e p o r t from G e m , Kans., about e i g h t m i l e s e a s t of Lolby,and on o r d e r s o f t h e p o l i c e d i s p ~ t c h e rC a r t e r and Brown drove toward Gem."he saw a very b r i g h t , colored ob:ect i n t h e s k y over Gem," C a r t e r re-p o r t e r . "It was about t h r e e t o f o u r m i l e s away. khen it was moving f a s t itwas b r i g h t w h i t e , and when it was s t ~ t i o n e r yt h e r e were a l t e r n a t i n g red andg r e e n p a t t e r n s o n t h i s . "A s t h e o b j e c t went on n o r t h e a s t toward Rexford, Brown and C a r t e r decidedn o t t o follow. But a t t h i s p o i n t t h e y b e r m t o s e e o t h e r , s m a l l e r o b j e c t sh i g h e r i n t h e s k y , a s many a s e i g h t a t one time. hey were i n c r e d i b l y s w i f t -moving, C a r t e r s e i d , and would a p p e a r on one horizon and d i s a p p e a r o v e r t h eo t h e r b e f o r e t h e o f f i c e r s could c o m t t o f i v e .A t dawn t h e o f f i c e r s r e t u r n e d t o t h e p a s t u r e where they hsd seen t h e o b j e c thovering, b u t t h e y could f i n d no t r a c e of anything unusual.There were many o t h e r r e r . o r t s of u n i d e n t i f i e d sky o b j e c t s i n Kinsasboth b e f o r e and a f t e r t h e s i g i , t i n g given above (from t h e "hansas L i t y S t z r , "hugust 2 0 t h ) . b i t h o u t a doubt, many of them were weather b a l l o o n s .But t h e o t h e r s ? ? ? * h a t do you t h i n k ?---------4
  • 6. City E d i t o r Present When Woman Reports UFO t o P o l i c eE d i t o r s Note: ke do not have t h e d a t e of t h e Auburn Evening Gvening"Star" (Auburn, Indiana) i n which t h e r e p o r t first appeared; but i n al e t t e r dated Sept. 16, 1972, t o Rosetta Holmes, reference was made t ot h i s r e p o r t being r e p r i n t e d i n Thursdays l o c a l peper, and s i n c e t h er e p o r t r e f e r s t o Monday, we w i l l assume t h e s i g h t i n g occurred on Monday,Sept. 11. We htve w r i t t e n t h e following from a r e p o r t w r i t t e n by JaneKempf, City E d i t o r of t h e "Auburn Evening News."Ms. Kempf was i n t h e B u t l e r p o l i c e s t a t i o n t a l k i n g t o Chief MerionAlbertson, J u v e n i l e Parole u f f i c e r and Lyle Canaugh from t h e S t a t e Depart-ment of Corrections when a woman walked in."She looked nervously a t us, then obviously s t e e l e d h e r s e l f andspoke t o Marion. W i l l you promise not t o t h i n k I m crazy i f I t e l l yousomething? ner hands shook, her brow was damp with sweat," Ms. Kempfwrote."I saw t h i s thing," t h e woman s t a t e d . "I was d r i v i n g along S t a t e HoadI near a woods a t Country Hoad 34. 1 came up over t h e c r e s t of a h i l l and .t h e r e it was, about t h r e e f e e t above my car. It was about a car-lengthlong, but p e r f e c t l y round - s i l v e r , with what looked l i k e r e d f l o u r e s c e n tp a i n t along t h e t o p , and it had f o u r f e e t coming out of t h e bottom."A t t h e amazed looks from her t h r e e l i s t e n e r s , t h e woman s a i d ImI41 yeers old and 1 never saw anything l i k e it i n my l i f e . I don t d r i n kand I dont take drugs. I SAW it."A t was 1:55 p.m. Monday. The newshawk "in me was, by t h i s time jump-ing up and down i n expectation," Ms. Kempf s a i d . If t h e r e was a ~ $ 0n e a rB u t l e r , s h e wanted t o s e e it. Ttle t h r e e decided t o accompany t h e woman t owhere she had seen t h e object.Chief Albertson mentioned t h e r e were some balloons around, carryingequipment." T h ~ tt h i n g was no balloon:%e women ssid.As they c r e s t e d t h e h i l l where t h e woman reported s e e i n g t h e o b j e c t ,they could s e e where she had braked h e r car. Black skid marks showed.The woman s a i d she had stopped j u s t north of where t h e s i g h t i n g hadoccurred t o ask people who were building a new home i f they had seent h e object. The man on a b u l l dozer s a i d he had seen nothing. But anotherman s a i d he had heard a funny noise.The woman s a i d she had heard t h e noise--"a high pitched whinew and s h es t i l l had a headache from it.No t r a c e of t h e o b j e c t could be found. On l e a r n i n g t h a t Ms. Kempfwas a r e p o r t e r , t h e woman asked t h a t her nsme not be used. "I dont i n t e n dt o t e l l another s o u l about it," she s a i d , " t h e y l l t h i n k l q m crazy."(Reported t o Rosetta Holmes by Marie Picklesimer, of L a r r e t t , Indiana)I l l i n o i s Man H i t by MeteoriteWilliam Dwyer, 60, of Wood River, Ill., may be t h e first man t o beh i t by a metebrite and l i v e t o t e l l ~ z b o u t ~ i t . D w y e rand a f r i e n d , Mrs.Swanson, were walking i n t h e garden a t t h e r e a r of t h e l a t t e r s homei n Alton, I l l . , Saturday, October 7. Mrs. Swanson, a few f e e t ahead ofDwyer heard him y e l l , %omething h i t me!" and turned t o f i n d him on t h eground, rubbing h i s head. Near him l a y h i s s t r a w hat and a dark, speckledegg-shaped object about t h e s i z e of a r o b i n s egg. h y e r picked up t h eo b j e c t but it was too hot t o hold and he dropped it. Five minutes l a t e rwhen i t had cooled enough t o handle, t h e two examined it. It was hard,a metal of some kigd, M r s . Swanson s a i d , but not a s heavy a s lead andone s i d e sparkled l i k e diamond chips."Professor Leonard C. Jones, who tieaded a team of s p e c i a l i s t s i n Houstonc h a r ~ e dwith analyzing lunar s a m ~ l e sbrought back by t h e Apollo I1 moon.----missron, and now i n eneineering professor-at S uthern ~ l l i n o i sUniversity,(continued on p, 115 7 -.
  • 7. Man Saw 1966 Landing A business man who does not want h i s nameused r e c e n t l y reported s very i n t e r e s t i n g s i g h t i n g i n southernI l l i n o i s i n i966; Mr. Smith was d r i v i n g on an old-county road aboutone o f c l o c k i n t h e morning when he noticed b r i g h t l i g h t s i n t h e skyahead o f him. I n a s h o r t time t h e l i g h t s hovered b r i e f l y over h i sc a r , t h e n moved t o t h e r i g h t and lowered over a f i e l d . To h i s amaze-ment he saw an oval-shaped o b j e c t "the s i z e of a small swimming poolndescend, e j e c t "legsn and land on t h e ground. The o b j e c t w s s a b r i g h t ,s i l v e r c o l o r and had white, red and blue l i g h t s . M r . Smith h u r r i e di n t o h i s home town, about 5 miles from t h e s i t e , t o g e t another w i t -ness t o t h e incident. When they r e t u r n e d , t h e o b j e c t was gone."What I saw, I do not know, but it was sauker shape and came fromt h e sky," he reported.C r e d i t : Barbara Rothstein.More UFO Reports from Wisconsin According t o a r e p o r t i n t h e Sept. 28,1972 i s s u e of t h e "Milwaukee s e n t i n e l . " UFOs a r e s t i l l beine s i g h t e d i nWisconsin. On Tuesday, Sept . 26, s i x s i g h t i n g ~were r e p o r t e z at- linto on-v i l l e , including one by a man who claimed t h a t a high i n t e n s i t y spot-l i g h t from a motionless object followed him around a f i e l d about f o u rmiles west of Appleton.Dozens of shoppers stopped i n t h e i r t r a c k s on t h e sidewalks of Horton-v i l l e t h e same night and claimed a f l y i n g object was b l i n k i n g r e d andwhite l i g h t s over t h e v i l l a g e s main s t r e e t .I n d i v i d u a l cases have ranged from claims of s p o t l i g h t s bathing c a r si n b r i g h t l i g h t t h a t burned out e l e c t r i c a l systems t o some r e p o r t s ofp a i n t being burned o f f automobiles.S h e r i f f s d e p u t i e s from t h r e e counties have reported s i g h t i n g t h e sames t r a n g e o b j e c t s hovering a few miles away. A t one time e a r l i e r i n t h emonth, nine o f f i c e r s , t h r e e from each county, were chasing t h e samel i g h t but never t r a c e d it.Nearly a l l of t h e o b j e c t s have been seen s h o r t l y a f t e r sundown o raround midnight. Each has been described a s of undetermined,~a s i z e andshape usually seen about one mile i n t h e d i s t a n c e . l h e r e a r e "red andwhite f l a s h i n g l i g h t s " and sometimes t h e o b j e c t s have been "in p a i r st h a t seem t o be passing l i g h t s back and forth."The K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base i n Upper Wichigan and s e v e r a l c i v i l -i a n a i r p o r t s i n t h e a r e a have been n o t i f i e d and questioned and some-times can come up with a low f l y i n g plane a s t h e answer. The majorityof t h e time, however, o f f i c i a l s have not been a b l e t o explain t h es i g h t i n g s .Credit: Francis J. Reich.UFO Over Hanoi Draws M i s s i l e F i r e The bept. 30, 1972 i s s u e of t h ehTulsa Daily Worldn (Tulsa, Okla.) c a r r i e d a r e p o r t out of Hanoi s t a t i n ga mysterious o b j e c t appeared i n t h e c l e a r blue sky over Hanoi Friday(Sept. 2 9 ) a t t r a c t i n g m i s s i l e f i r e from t h e ground but apparently re-maining motionless.Jean Thoraval, correspondent f o r a French newspaper, wrote: "As f a ra s t h i s correspondent could judge from t h e ground, even with t h e a i d ofbinoculars, i t was spherical i n shape and a luminous orange i n c o l o r ,and was a t a very high a l t i t u d e . "Despite t h e s l i g h t breeze a t ground l e v e l , t h e o b j e c t d i d not movea t a l l during t h e a i r r a i d t r i g g e r e d by i t s appeeranceabove t h e NorthVietnamese c a p i t a l . The s i r e n s had hardly died away when t h r e e s u r f a c q - . .to- a i r m i s s i l e s were launched, and t h e i r vapor t r a i l s could Qe:sm-(Continued on next page) ...- .. .7
  • 8. converging on a luminous point which a t first s i g h t seemed t o be aparachute. It was c l e a r t h e m i s s i l e s were unable t o reach i t , suggestingt h e o b j e c t had been r e l e a s e d a t a very high a l t i t u d e .h e hour and 20 minutes a f t e r t h e a l e r t sounded, t h e orange b a l l wasv i s i b l e from t h e ground a l t h o it appeared l e s s b r i g h t than before.Credit: Mamie Short. A l s o Ken Steinmetz with "Denver Post" c l i p .UFO Sighted O f f Okinawa UP1 Hon Kong dated Sept. 23, 1972, c a r r i e d5t h e followinn r e p o r t , and a few aoanese newsoaDers reoorted it i n t h ecorners of t h e i r - f o r e i g n news pages. The repohcomes t o SKYLOOK fromJun-Ichi Takanashi, chairman of Modern Space F l i g h t Association UFONewsletter, Osaka, Ja an: HONC KONC - Crewmen of a Trans World A i r l i n e(TWA) f l i g h t F r i day !sept. 22, 1972) sighted an Unidentified FlyingObject t r a v e l i n g a t "outer space speed" southeast of Okinawa Prefecture, .a TWA spokesman s a i d Saturda .5The spokesman s a i d Capt. .S h i f f l e t and two crew members of t h eTYA 745 f l y i n g from Okinawa t o Bangkok saw t h e o b j e c t appearing "as ab r i l l i a n t bluish-white b a l l w a t 11 a.m. when they were c r u i s i n g 10,000 met-e r s over t h e western P a c i f i c about 560 km. southeast of Okinawa."Capt. S h i f f l e t reported t h e u n i d e n t i f i e d o b j e c t was t r a v e l i n g i n asouth-southeasterly d i r e c t i o n a t o u t e r space speed," t h e spokesman said."The o b j e c t was b e s t described a s appearing t o be a space object a si t s passage was t o o f a s t f o r a comet though t h e main body was s i m i l a rt o t h a t of a comet," he s a i d .The spokesman s a i d t h e o b j e c t , which was " s e v e r a l times t h e magni-tude of t h e b r i g h t e s t planet " was approximately v i s i b l e f o r one minuteand was a l s o seen by F l i g h t 485 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.This was reported i n t h e "Japan Times," Sept. 24, 1972.A t about t h e same time t h i s o b j e c t w k s s i g h t e d by t h e TWA crewmen,two photos were taken by Masahiro Asanuma (211, a s t u d e n t , l i v i n g a tYorimiya, Naha C i t y , Okinawa. He was a t a youth c e n t e r i n t h e cent,r,ip a r t of Ikinavia Islknd, t e g e t h e r with ;bout 40 schoolmates, who a l s owitnessed t h e c b j e c t a t about 8:30 p.m. A b r i g h t o b j e c t , b r i g h t e r thant h e moon, appeared i n t h e north-northwestern., sky a t about 50 degreesend moved from t h e west t o t h e e a s t . l h e s t u d e n t s first thought ana i r p l a n e was burning, then c r i e d , "No, i t s a f l y i n g saucer !"Mr. Asanuma a i ~ e dh i s camera s t t h e o b j e c t and r e l e a s e e t h e s h u t t e rf o u r times. The first two s h o t s were f a i l u r e s , but t h e o b j e c t was caughti n t h e o t h e r two. The o b j e c t disappeored i n t o t h e cloud about twominute8 l a t e r .There were scores of o t h e r witnesses of t h e same o r t h e s i m i l a robject a t about t h e same time i n o t h e r c i t i e s of Okinawa. h e of t h ew i t n e s s e s , of Nago C i t y , described t h e object a s " t r a i l i n g t h e t a i l a sa s t a r , but it was l e s s b r i g h t and proceeded with t h e slow speed a swhen t h e a i r p l a n e is goinr t o land, and d e f i n i t e l y not t h e ccmet."A drawing of t h e o b j e c t roughly resembles a sketch of a sea g u l lwings spread. M r . Takanashi is t r y i n c t o o b t a i n t h e a c t u a l photos.7Mr. Takanashi w r i t e s it i s not d e f i n i t e t h a t t h i s is t h e sameo b j e c t which was observed by t h e p i l o t and crew members of t h e WAand KLM f l i g h t s a s r e p o r t s coming i n d i f f e r a s t o d i r e c t i o n and speedof t h e object. Further i n v e s t i g a t i o n i s underway.D r . J. Allen Hyneks book "The UFO Experience may be ordered fromTed P h i l l i p s , P. 0. Box 615, S e d a l i a , Mo., 65301, f o r $7.25. NOW i n itssecond p r i n t i n g , t h i s f i n e book is going f a s t . B e t t e r not delay.6
  • 9. Weather Study Balloon ObservedS t . Louis Globe-Democrat, Oct. 2 , 1972 - An unusually b r i g h t o b j e c tseen i n t h e sky by r e s i d e n t s of p a r t s of f i v e midwestern s t a t e s about7 p.m. Sunday was a Navy a l t i t u d e research balloon, according t o t h eNational beether Service.The balloon, r e f l e c t i n g t h e suns r a y s a f t e r t h e sun was no longerv i s i b l e a t ground l e v e l , was s t r i k i n g l y v i s i b l e a g a i n s t t h e evening skyt h e weather s e r v i c e said.It was reported by observers i n southwestern I l l i n o i s , western hen-tucky, western lennessee, southwestern Indiana, end southern Missouri.The balloon c a r r i e s instruments t o c o l l e c t information on cosmicr a d i a t i o n .Credit: Lynn Jareo.Troublesome UFO I d e n t i f i e d a s VenusSydney, Australia.--A government astronomer i d e n t i f i e d t h e unidenti-f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t t h a t had bothered r e s i d e n t s of Taree, New South Wales,f o r two weeks. He s a i d it was t h e planet Venus.Source: "Arkansas Gazette," Sept. 21, 1972. Credit: Lou F a r i s h , C. Armstrong500 S o l d i e r s F i r e a t UFOAccordine t o a recent e d i t i o n of t h e "National Enauirern. 500 German- ~~s o l d i e r s sew and f i r e d a t a UFO i n Guorld War 11. ~ r i v a t e rich I m m e l (nowa garage owner i n t h e San F r ~ n c i s c oa r e a ) was somewhere neor Epinal i n t h eFrench province of Lorraine on a September n i g h t i n 1944. The 500 Germans o l d i e r s were dug i n , waiting f o r t h e A l l i e d advance.Suddenly, Immel saw an o b j e c t hovering nearby. There was n e i t h e r l i g h tnor sound."It was silver-white, l i k e d u l l aliminum," r e c e l l e d Immel. "It stoppeda few f e e t from t h e ground, above some r a i l r o a d t r a c k s near us. It wasround and about 6 f e e t i n diameter. But a s it got c l o s e r t h e shape chang-ed t o oval. I r a i s e d my r i f l e and f i r e d . A s soon a s t h e b u l l e t s t r u c k it,it f l a r e d up i n t o t h e b r i g h t e s t s u n l j g h t I d ever seen."Everyone of t h e 500 men i n my company opened f i r e on t h e b a l l of l i g h t .However, t h e next morning, when we searched t h e a r e a , we found nothing. Butt h e r e i s no doubt t h a t what I saw t h a t night was an object from o u t e rspace."Credit: Thomas M i l l e r ~ ~ i dJohn achuessler.E d i t o r s Note: This is a good s p o t t o remind you again of t h e Enquirerso f f e r of $50,000 reward f o r UFO evidence t o t h e first person who canprove t h a t a UFO comes from o u t e r space and t h a t it i s not a n a t u r a l phe-nomenon. An a d d i t i o n a l reward of $5,000 is offered t o t h e person who pre-s e n t s new evidence t h a t is judged s c i e n t i f i c a l l y valuable but not conclu-s i v e mough t o win t h e $50,000. A blue ribbon panel of f i v e leadings c i e n t i s t s w i l l judge t h e reports. A l l must be received by Jan. 1, 1973.Readers a r e i n v i t e d t o w r i t e t o : UFO Reward, The hnquirer, 600 South EastCosst Ave., Lantana, Fla. 33462.Missouri Woman and Son Watch Sky ObjectMrs. Lena M i l l e r and her son, age 8, of Knox C i t y , Mo., were on Highway6 between Labelle and bnox City. Mo.. t h e night of April 19, 1972, whenthey noticed a globe-shaped object with rainbow-colored l i g h t s j u s t a tt r e e t o o l e v e l a t 10:45 oclock. They followed it t o Edina. h r s . M i l l e rs a i d smaller l i g h t s cehe from t h e object and one crossed t h e highway i nf r o n t of her car. As t h e object neared Edina, it began t o r i s e and t h esmall l i g h t s blinked out. It then moved t o t h e south and disappeered.She compcred it i n s i z e t o a s t r e e t l i g h t , and t h e smaller l i g h t s t obaseballs. Credit: Walt Andrus.8
  • 10. "Flyinp SaucerR Reported i n Indlana - A courthouse em l o e e a t Lebanon,E yI n d i e n a , s t o u t l y maintains she and h e r husband saw a f1yin.e s a u c e r ue a r l y Tuesday mbrning, August 1, according t o r e p o r t i n "he LebanonReporter," August 1, 1972.She s 6 i d she had s t a y e d up l a t e t o watch a YV show i n h e r home on S t a t eRoad 39 and p a r t of t h e s c r e e n was i n c o l o r and p a r t i n black and white.She blamed t h i s on a malfunction of t h e set and t u r n e d o f f t h e s e t a t 2a.m. and l e t t h e f a m i l y dog o u t s i d e . It was t h e n s h e saw t h e s a u c e r .Vihen first s e e n , it resembled a t r i a n g l e o f l i g h t s and j u s t hovered.She watched it f o r s e v e r a l minutes, t h e n went back i n t o t h e house andc a l l e d h e r husband. It was a s t a r , he s a i d , and d i d n t want t o look. Sher e t u r n e d t o t h e d o o r , and t h e o b j e c t was s t i l l hovering. Her husband t h e ncame t o t h e door and imnediately decided t h a t it was no s t a r , h e l i c o p t e ro r a i r p l a n e . I t made no n o i s e and continued t o hover. A l l i n a l l , it wasi n view, s h e s s i d f o r about 45 minutes t h e n t u r n e d and f l a s h e d away a th i g h speed. A t t h i s t i m e , t h e r e were t h r e e b r i g h t orange-red l i g h t s whichi l l u m i n a t e d t h e s e u c e r which appeared t o have " b a t - l i k e " wings. lheywatched t h e d e p a r t u r e w i t h f i e l d g l a ~ s e s .She d i d n t want t o be named. "Theyd a l l sby I was crazy," s h e s a i d .On J u l y 3 0 t h t h e " I n d i a n a p o l i s S t a r n c a r r i e d a r e p o r t o u t of %arsaw,I n d i a n a , which suggested t h a t t h e g l o w i r ~ go b j e c t s being r e p o r t e d f o rs e v e r a l days could be " j u s t a l o t of h o t sir."Levi A. Warring, Route 1, Warsaw, recovered one of t h e o b j e c t s whichhad f a l l e n i n t o Big Chapman hake n e a r h i s pontoon boat. It was a p l a s t i claundry bag w i t h b a l s a wood s t r i p s on t h e bottom and about 20 b i r t h d a y cakec a n d l e s . Deputies s a i d t h a t when t h e c a n d l e s were lit t h e bag heeted l i k ea h o t a i r balloon. Lhey t h e o r i z e d t h s t previous b a l l o o n s had landed ont h e ground and had "self-destructed."Oscar Nichols, who l i v e s s o u t h of C i n c i n n a t i on Highway 59, r e p o r t e ds e e i n g a UFO on S a t u r d ~ yn i g h t , August, August 26. "I know y o u l l t h i n kI m crazy," he t o l d t h e s h e r i f f , "but t h i s t h i n g had r e d and white l i g h t sand f i r e s h o o t i n g o u t t h e back. I t only took l e s s t h a n a minute t o g ofrom h o r i z o n t o horizon. The o b j e c t was e s t i m ~ t e dt o be about 35,000 f e e t ,f l y i n g n w t h - n o r t h e a s t t o south-southwest. T h i s r e p o r t appeared i n t h e Aug.28 i s s u e of t h e lt~Vorthuesthrkansas limes," F a y e t t e v i l l e , Arkansas.We assume t h e f i r s t s i g h t i n g a t Lebanon could have been a *alloon,but t h e one n e a r C i n c i n n a t i d o e s n t sound l i k e a b a l l o o n . A comet, perhaps--or something e l s e ?L.11 of t h e new s p a p e r c l i p s were s u p p l i e d by Lucius barish.MUFON Given P u b l i c i t y i n D a l l a s - I n connection w i t h t h e i n v e s t i g a t i o n o fa "UFO" which t u r n e d o u t t o be a j e t p l a n e , MUFON was given c o n s i d e r a b l espace i n t h e Sept. 26 i s s u e of the "Dallas Times Herald" by B i l l Case,Aviation k r i t e r ( s e e a r t i c l e on Page 4, October i s s u e o f ShYLOOK) andwe a r e pleased t h a t E x . Case has consented t o s e r v e a s MUFONs S t a t eU i r e c t o r f o r Texas. Our thanks t o Capt. Dave Ozanne f o r a l l t h e newsc l i p s covering t h e B i l l y Erwin case.Young Lrwin b e l i e v e d he was followed by a b r i g h t white o b j e c t w i t hg l i t t e r i n g r e d l i g h t s and members of h i s f ~ m i l yand some o f h i s f r i e n d sa l s o saw t h e o b j e c t . X f t e r t h i s happened s e v e r a l t i m e s , B i l l y was accompaniedby a group t o a park i n Richardson t o a w a i t t h e expected appearance of t h eo b j e c t . It d i d appear and a s i t dropped lower, a l l agreed it w b s a j e theaded f o r Love F i e l d .McDonnell Douglas D e l i v e r s Skylab Module - A m i l e s t o n e i n t h e Skylabprogram, t h i s c o u n t r y s f i r s t manned space s t a t i o n , was reached bridayw i t h t h e d e l i v e r y of t h e a i r l o c k module b u i l t by Mcbonnell Uougles Corp.i n S t . Louis. his major component of t h e spkce s t a t i o n was t u r n e d overt o o f f i c i a l s of NASA i n a ceremon and t h e n flown t o t h e Kenned SpaceCenter i n Florida.--St. Lonis l loge Democrat, Oct. 7 t h . L r e d i t : 8 a r o l A.9
  • 11. Two bratch F a s t Moving L i g h t s - Hilda C h r i s t i s o n , o f B a r r y , Ill., andSherry S ~ r a t t .o f Quincy. Ill.. both employees a t t h e Motorola ~ l a n ti n- .Qulncy, were st8nding b y - a door about 9 0 1 c l o c k t h e n i g h t of ~ u k u s t29,when t h e y saw whzt t h e y first b e l i e v e d t o be a f a l l i n g s t a r . Then a secondappeered nearby and one commented i t was unusual t o s e e two s o c l o s e t o g e t h e r .Then t h e y saw a " b r i g h t , round r e d l i g h t " coning toward them o u t of t h enorth. hhen almost over t h e r o o f , it s h o t s t r a i g h t up " p a s t t h e s t a r s " a tamazing speed. I t t h e n moved t o t h e s o u t h e a s t and a t i n y r e d l i g h t and whitel i g h t could be s e e n on t h e o b j e c t . here was no sound, o r b l i n k i n g o f l i g h t s ,and t h e s i g h t i n g was less t h a n t h r e e minutes.C r e d i t : C a r l Malloy, MUFUN f i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r .R e c a l l s Youthful S i g h t i n g - Tom Coleman, 8521 S. Broadway, L t . Louis, Mo.,r e c a l l e d a y o u t h f u l s i g h t i n g while v i s i t i n g w i t h 0111 C h r i s t i a ni n t h e a t t e r s o f f i c e i n st. Louis. when 11 o r 12 y e a r s o l d , Coleman.recentllw i t h some o t h e r boys were on a camping t r i p i n t h e woods of s o u t h c e n t r a lMissouri. One evening a t dusk they looked up t o s e e a b a s k e t b a l l - s i z ew h i t e , glowing o b j e c t a t t r e e t o p l e v e l slowly passing overhead. A s t h e ywatched it o u t of s i g h t , t h e y observed it was following t h e terrain a sit moved up and down i n i t s course.UFOs Seen a t Laddonia. Mo. - A f t e r h e a r i n g John a c h u e s s l e r speak on r a d i oKMOX i n 5t. Louis. Mrs. L. E. of Laddonia. wrote him t h a t she saw a UFOt h e n i g h t of ~ u l ~ 2 9 ,t h i s year. A t f i r s t - s h e thought t h e l i g h t was a b r i g h ts t a r , t h e n r e a l i z e d it was t o o l a r g e . A s i t came c l o s e r and c l o s e r , s h ec o u l d s e e a l i g h t go on and o f f ; and when t h e l i g h t was on, s h e could s e et h e o u t l i n e of t h e o b j e c t c l e a r l y . She d e s c r i b e d it a s two umbrellas, putt o g e t h e r , w i t h t h e handles o f f . She could s e e t h e r i b s c l e a r l y . She judgedit t o be 3 o r h m i l e s n o r t h of Laddonia.She wrote a second time, s s y i n g a lady r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a UFO, meetingt h e same d e s c r i p t i o n , above t h e i r barn l o t . lhe r e n o r t wes made from al o c a l r a d i o s t a t i o n . L a t e r a s t a t e t r o o p e r r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a UFO and s a i dit was s o b r i g h t p a r t of t h e t i m e , he could n o t look a t it.Date Given on UFO S i g h t i n g - The d a t e of t h e K i r k s v i l l e , Mo., UFO s i g h t i n g ,page 7, o f t h e October i s s u e o f SkYLOOK, i s Sept. 6 , 1972. Ye Ed goofed.Floating S t r a n d s Over I n d i a n a - M r . F r a n c i s H. Kittenhouse, one o f o u rs u b s c r i b e r s . and h i s w i f e were o u t s i d e t h e i r home a t Huntineton. Indiana.t h e a f t e r n o o n o f October 9. The sky was c l e a r and about 3 o r c l o i k , t h e y n o t i c e d s t r a n d s of gossamer-like p s r t i c l e s d r i f t i n g down from t h e sky.M r . Rittenhouse writes t h a t he has s e e n s e v e r a l b a l l o o n i n g s p i d e r migra-t i o n s "but t h i s was somtthing e l s e again."Viewed through b i n o c u l a r s "a v e r i t a b l e b l i z z a r d of gossamer s t r a n d s ,some a p p e s r i n g a s l o n g a s 20 f f . e t were t o be s e e n a s f a r up i n t h e b l u esky a s my e l a s s e s would c a r r y . fhe s t u f f appeared t o be f a l l i n g from highup i n t h e a i r . Hundreds of them descending, many w i t h a mat of t a n g l e df i b r e s along t h e upper end f o r about one f o o t . h l s o coming down p r o f u s e l y wast h e f l a t matted w h i t e webbing, i n 1/8 i n c h , 1/4 inch and up t o 3/4 i n c hdiameter f l a k e s . The s t r a n d s dra?ed frsrr t r e e s and power l i n e s . "M r . Rittenhouse managed t o o b t a i n a s t r a n d , t o g e t h e r with t h e matted end.It was s t i c k y and d i s i n t e g r a t e d quickly. No i n s e c t s were seen.We i n v i t e r e a d e r comment.-----------Some BACK ISSUtS of SKYLOuh a r e a v a i l a b l e , 35# each. B e t t e rw r i t e f i r s t , a s we a r e o u t o f many and down t o one o r two oft h o s e l e f t .10
  • 12. UFO Landing H e ~ o r t e di n Alaska - The most recent physical t r a c e r e p o r tcomes from S t . Michael, Alaska. On t h e night of August 16, 1972 Sgt.John Cheemuk, an Eskimo scout and h i s wife saw a football-shaped objectt r a v e l i n g slower than a conventional a i r c r a f t . l h e saw a cockpit,-al a r g e window and red l i g h t s a t t h e f r o n t and rear. The object landedand took o f f f i v e minutes l a t e r . An army captain investigated and founda depression 3 f e e t i n diameter and 2 inches deep a t t h e landing s i t e .Burned g r a s s found a t t h e bottom of t h e depression was sampled and a n a l y s i sis being done by t h e Army Corps of Engineers.This r e p o r t was s e n t t o Ted P h i l l i p s by G i l Bernier and Mr. P h i l l i p s ,one of our s t a f f members, is t r y i n g t o obtain f u r t h e r d e t a i l s ; and wehope t h e Army w i l l r e l e a s e t h e r e s u l t s of t h e investigation.Eves Swell and Ears Ache After UFO S i g h t i n - Editors Note: This isanother r e p o r t from Rona . Anderson a ~ F O Nf i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r ,whose i n v e s t i g a t i o n of tk: k c o n s i n ~ $ 0sighting. ( s e e October i s s u eo f SKYLOOK) continue. The family concerned i n t h i s r e p o r t does notwant publicity, s o we w i l l use f i c t i t i o u s names.Tom Jones, age 11, was i n t h e family l i v i n g room of t h e farm homenear Gresham, Wisconsin, t h e night of August 30, 1972. It was 9:30and t h e family was watching television. Tom noticed a high pitchedwhine from outeide, and went out t o s e e what it was.A l a r g e orange egg-shaped object came out of t h e e a s t , came acrossi n f r o n t of Tom, dropped s e v e r a l f e e t , then returned t o again cross i nf r o n t of t h e boy before r i s i n g t o its former l e v e l and moving awayt o t h e e a s t and disappearing over t h e horizon. Tom described t h e objectas beiTa s l a r g e a s an addition added t o t h e i r home ( t h e addition meas-uring 1 x 20 f e e t ) . It was a c l e a r , calm moonlit night.Another member of t h e family came out i n time t o catch a glimpseof t h e o b j e c t , and a t h i r d member was t o o l a t e a s she had remainedindoors t o t r y t o calm t h e dog which was very excited. The familyremembered t h e TV p i c t u r e became "snowyw when t h e object passed over.Five minutes a f t e r t h e sighting, Toms eyes began t o s w e l l and h i se a r s ached. The family physician was consulted t h e next day.The object which om s a i d was "as bright a s t h e sunn was observed f o rabout a minute and a half.I=--=~=-E=PooPP=~~~~--~PPP=-=---=___P=---=-I l l i n o i s Man H i t by Meteorite (continued from page 5 )i s studying t h e object t o determine whether it i s , indeed a meteorite.The object had first been given t o he United S t a t e s AeroniuticalChart and Information Center i n S t . Louis, and coworkers t r a i n e d i ngeology, s a i d t h e object was "defnnitely a meteorite."Professor Jones s a i d t h a t t h e object had some of t h e properties ofmeteorites, "but t h e thing t h a t puzzles me is its r e l a t i v e smoothness.The glassy inclusions, however, a r e s i m i l a r t o those found i n meteorfragments."Meteors i n space reach speeds of more than 40 miles per second,Jones said. Dwyer could count himself f o r t u n a t e t h a t i f t h e objectt h a t s t r u c k him was, indeed, a meteorite, i t s s p ~ e dhad been cut t o ar e l a t i v e l y slow 100 f e e t per second by the e a r t h s atmosphere, Jonessaid.Source: "St. Louis Post-Dispatch," Oct. 12, 1972. Credit: L. R. Hanna.Editors Comment: If t h i s wasnt a meteorite, then what was i t ? Wehope some of our MUFON i n v e s t i g a t o r s w i l l contact Professor Jones andg e t h i s f i n a l verdict. We hope t o g e t more on t h i s .-----------Send ONE name and address with a n $-cent stamp, and w e l l mail asample copy of SKYLOOK t o a friend. This o f f e r t o subscribers only.
  • 13. Physical Traces - Material Evidence of UFOs? . . .By Ted P h i l l i p sThis r e p o r t w i l l d e a l with a most i n t e r e s t i n g piece of t h e UFOpuzzle, occupant reports. If we a r e t o believe t h a t individuals havea c t u a l l y observed unusual landed objects which leave behind physicalt r a c e s , then, I f e e l , we must a l s o take a s e r i o u s look a t t h eoccupant cases.I n t h e physical t r a c e f i l e of 458 r e p o r t s , we f i n d t h a t 22occupants; 37% of these were seen by two o r more witnesses.number of witnesses t o a s i n g l e occupant s i g h t i n g is ten. Occupants a r edescribed a s being small, normal o r l a r g e i n size. 61%a r e described a sl e s s than 4 f e e t i n height. Single occupants a r e most often seen (39%) and. two occupants were seen i n 21% of t h e cases. Trace cases involving occu-pants a r e on f i l e from 22 countries.#408. Bahia Blanca, Argentine. An engineer was d r i v i n g when he saw. a m e t a l l i c d i s c on t h e ground. The witness looked i n s i d e t o s e e t h r e esmall beings, a l l dead. They wore brown coveralls and were i n seats. Hereturned t o h i s h o t e l and t o l d f r i e n d s of t h e incident; they immediatelydrove t o t h e spot, only t o f i n d a heap of ashes. An t h e sky above theysaw a cigar-shaped obect and two discs. The d i s c s appeared t o be about30 f e e t i n diameter. t w ~ l y i n gSaucer Review," Oct. 1955)#134. Becar, France, Sept. 24, 1954. Two women made inde endent re-p o r t s of a dark gray d i s c , 21 f e e t i n diameter, 4 f e e t h-in ac l e i r i n g . A man of normal height was seen standing near t h e landedobject. One witness approached t o within 100 f e e t of t h e object. Traceswere found i n t h e grass. (Vallee)#137. Briatexte, France, Oct. 9, 1954. A technician, J. P. Mittoalong with two other persons, saw two small f i g u r e s , t h e height of liyear old children, cross t h e road about 25 f e e t i n f r o n t of t h e i r c a r andjump i n t o a pasture. The witnesses saw a l a r g e convex d i s c t a k e o f fv e r t i c a l l y . It was about 22 f e e t i n diameter, orange i n color. Browno i l y s p o t s were found a t t h e s i t e . (Vallee)g429. Gaffney, North Carolina, November 17, 1966. Police o f f i c e r sA. . Huskey and Charles Hutchins observed a glowing object on t h e ground.It had a wide, f l a t r i m around t h e center, was about 20 f e e t i n diameter. Adoor opened and a small occupant descended, t h e witnesses were l e s s than50 f e e t f r o m t h e object and t h e occupant. The observation l a s t e d s e v e r a lminutes. Foot p r i n t s were found. ("Flying Jaucer Review," March 1968)To New Readers The s e r i e s covering physical t r a c e cases, by Mr. P h i l l i p s ,began i n t h e A p r i l 1972 i s s u e of SKYLOOK and w i l l continue i n d e f i n i t e l v .as-the author has s e v e r a l hundred cases on f i l e and is adding more. I ? ~ O Uhave a case t o add t o h i s reports he would appreciate hearing from you.Write t o Ted P h i l l i p s , P. 0. Box bl5, Sedalia, Mo., 65301.To Our Exchange Magazines: Permission is granted t o use materialfrom SKYLOOK provided proper c r e d i t is given, as: Credit: SKYLOOK,Box 129, Stover, Mo. he a l s o c a l l t o your a t t e n t i o n t h a t SKYMOKis $4 per year i n t h e United S t a t e s , but $5.00 i n Canada and else-where. And we do thank you f o r t h e plugs. And i f we have goofedi n overlooking "something new" i n your advertising, w r i t e and t e l lus. Cooperation i s a two-way s t r e e t - - l e t s keep both f r e e of t r a f f i cblocks.--Ye Ed.12
  • 14. UFOs i n Pennsylvania - Re orted by Stan Cordon, Director WestmorelandCounty UFO Study Group - &. Cordon Also NUFUN Representative- - - -June 19, 1972. A t t h i s d a t e a t about 10:25 p.m. a phone c a l l wasreceived from t h e Greensburg S t a t e Police s t a t i n g a r e p o r t had j u s tbeen received of a UFO s i g h t i n g on a d a i r y farm i n an i s o l a t e d areas e v e r a l miles o f f t h e main road.Cordon and s e v e r a l from h i s group went t o t h e farm immediatelyand found Mr. and Mrs. X and t h e i r children immediately saying t h a tthey had seen t h e UFO again j u s t a s h o r t time p r i o r t o t h e i r a r r i v a land asking i f anyone e l s e had reported seeing t h e light.They reported t h e following: they were j u s t f i n i s h i n g t h e i r choresabout 9:50 p.m. when a l l af a sudden above a shed, a bright white beamof concentrated l i g h t appeared. The l i g h t did not move, shining d i r e c t l ydown t h e r i g h t s i d e of a s i l o roof. Then t h e l i g h t moved slowly towardt h e r e a t and a b r i g h t orange object with no d i s c e r n i b l e shape--only al i g h t sourcew appeared. It seemed t o t h e X family t h e white beamcame from t h e orange object which then moved slowly t o t h e west towardHiddtletown and disappeared from view. There had been no sound.The family went indoors and a short time l a t e r Mrs. X glanced outt h e bathroom window t o see a b r i g h t orange and white l i g h t f l a s h i n g onand off over t h e t o p of t h e orchard. The l i g h t was very low abovet h e t r e e s and seemed t o be slowly descending. Mrs. X r a n outdoors, andt h e object then c i r c l e d around over t h e orchard and moved t o t h e west.The e n t i r e family then went outside t o s e e if they could s e e any-t h i n g more and saw a bright orange l i g h t t h a t seemed t o be spinningover a mountain t o p i n t h e d i r e c t i o n of t h e "Smith" farm. They watchedt h i s f o r more than a half hour, then decided they should r e p o r t t h ehappenings. Fearing r i d i c u l e , t h e family asked t h a t t h e i r names not beused.The i n v e s t i g a t o r s a r e convinced t h e X family made a n honest report.April 24, 1972. A science teacher from a l o c a l high school anda s k e p t i c r e UFOs, changed h i s mind. A t 10:30 p.m. t h e teacher noticeda bright o b j e c t above Chestnut Mountain Ridge outside of Derry, Pa. Theobject was a bright yellow i n color and was round. The witness, whois f a m i l i a r with t h e sky pattern, s t a t e d t h e object was nany times t h es i z e of Vanue. The object moved very slowly from e a s t t o west and thenwould move back over i t s course. After watching it f o r 15 minutes, t h eteacher went indoors t o g e t h i s binoculars. When he returned, t h e objecthad disappeared.May 11, 1972. A woman was awakened a t 5:05 a.m. a t her residence i nTrees M i l l s by an explosion t h a t shook t h e foundation of h e r house asw e l l a s t h e bed she was sleeping i n . Her bed w s a t an angle i n whichshe could s e e d i r e c t l y out a nearby window, and she saw a b r i g h t , whiteoval shaped object about t h e s i z e of a Volkswagen hovering about t e n f e e tabove her neighbors house. The whole area was lit up and t h e b i r d s werechirping loudly.May 26, 1972. The control c e n t e r received a c a l l a t 1:30 a.m. from awoman who was obviously hysterical. She calmed down t o a point t o describehow j u s t a s h o r t time ago a p a i r of l a r g e white l i g h t s ( l i k e headlightson a c a r ) had dropped from t h e sky and had followed her f o r several milesa s she drove ner Kecksburg. The following day, s e v e r a l r e s i d e n t s ofKecksburg, who did not know of t h e first c a l l , reported having observeda s i m i l a r object.
  • 15. UFOs Behind t h e Iron Curtain - Research by Joseph M. B r i l l No. 1 4From "Znannia t a P r a t s i a w (Strength and Knowledge) No. 1/1967. Kiev,Ukranian SSRCOSMIC OBJECTS OVER THE UKRAINE?The a r t i c l e wGuests From The Cosmos o r Atmospheric Phenomenonww r i t t e n by V. Rubtzov provoked a g r e a t i n t e r e s t i n our readers. A s wehad thought, t h e s e unusual objects have been observed not only i n t h eUnited S t i t e s , Japan and England, but a l s o i n our own country ofUkrainian. The l e t t e r s which we a r e p r i n t i n g below r e l e t e t h e accountsby t h e eye-witnesses a s t o what they observed.1. I n July of 1953 above t h e small v i l l a g e of Boroaenky i n t h e Iuhanskd i s t r i c t , t h e r e f l e w a huge b u l l e t shaped object which emitted af i e r y t a i l and t r a v e l l e d a t a speed of about 300 kilometers per hourwithout leaving any t r e c e i n t h e sky nor making any sound. I wouldestimate t h a t t h e diameter of t h a t strange object was about 250meters. It was moving from t h e north t o t h e south. After f l y i n g i na s t r a i g h t l i n e of f l i g h t it suddenly went s t r a i g h t up a t a tremen-.dous speed and disappeared i n t h e dark of t h e night. Signed: O l e k s i jO l ijnyk.2. I n t h e same v i l l a g e of Borozenky a t midnight i n August of 1964, Iobserved an object of a c y l i n d r i c a l shape, which was about t h r e e times a s l a r g e a s an airplane. It was f l y i n g from north t o t h e south.A t first it appeared t o be f l y i n g a t an a l t i t u d e o f about 1000 metersand p a r a l l e l t o t h e surface of t h e Earth, end then, when it was a t a nangle of about 60 degrees on t h e horizon it went rapidly s t r a i g h t up.It was yellow i n color and a turbulent sound was h,eard. Long flameswere being emitted from t h e r e a r of t h i s object. he speed of t h i sobject I would have t o say was about t h e same a s t h a t of a j e tairplane. bigned: Mykheylo Uliynyk.3. The westher was b e a u t i f u l and t h e day was sunny. During t h e breakperiod we~wentoutside with some f r i e n d s t o r e l a x a l i t t l e . 811 ofa sudden 1 noticed an object i n t h e sky s i m i l a r t o a spotlight. Itwas t h e color of aluminum and it was moving rapidly i n a westerly d i -rection. I c s l l e d t o my f r i e n d s , but it disappeared from sight. Ithappenea during t h e first Spring a f t e r t h e Russians launched t h e i rfirst Sputnik. (The S r i n g of 1958 -J.B.) The time was almost 11 a.m.Signed: A. Okladney t i l l a g e of Hlynsk, D i s t r i c t of Sumy.4. On September 22, 1966 a t 6:22 p. m. we observed a Flying saucer. Itwas hanging motionless, and appeared t o be r e l a t i v e l y close t o t h eearth. It was not high i n t h e sky a t a l l . Its form was t h a t of a d u l lpointed b u l l e t . It remained s t a t i o n a r y i n t h e sky f o r t e n minutes.After t h e t time it began t o move and it disappeared i n t h e clouds a t6:35 p.m. There were a number of people watching it, but no one wasable t o determine what it wee. xhey decided t o w r i t e t o t h e e d i t o rand inquire ebout it. Signed: A. Mischenko, Zaporozhye.5. I n Pugust of l a s t year (1965) it was a b e a u t i f u l night s o 1 decided t olook f o r meteors. From t h e beginning I wasworking according t o myplans. Later f o r nearly a n hour I was s i t t i n g next t o my telescopeobserving and studying t h e sky with t h e naked eye. Suddenly i n t h epath o f Scorpion I noticed a b r i g h t l y illuminated object o f conicalform. I n two t o t h r e e seconds it moved over t o t h e path of Aquarius,a t t h e same time it sounded l i k e t h e chirping of a multitude of birds.The object was f l y i n g over t h e c i t y of Chernigov. Signed. V. Klyffienko.( Continued next page 11 4
  • 16. About a a i m i l a r phenomena, I v e heard from my grandfather. It wastoward evening i n t h e year 1914. My grandfather was near t h e r a i l -road and noticed i n t h e sky s e v e r a l shiny c i g a r shaped o b j e c t s t h a tcrossed t h e sky a t a high r a t e of speed from t h e north t o t h e south.That same evening a j e l l y - l i k e substance f e l l near t h e house o f h i sneighbor. After s e v e r a l hours t h a t j e l l y - l i k e substance had disap-peared. Signed: Oleksandr Polischuk, Village of Rachyn, D i s t r i c t ofRovno.Two y e a r s ago (1964) i n June, I was i n t h e v i l l a g e of V i r a , Regionof Bilopolska, D i s t r i c t of Sumy. Toward evening around nine t o t e noclock, I observed i n t h e sky an o b j e c t of proportional s i z e . A tfirst it resembled a b u l l e t and then i t changed i n t o t h e form of ac i g a r . But it was not a s long a s t h a t of t h e average cigar. soon itb e g a n t o emit a beacon of l i g h t l i k e t h a t of a liphthouse and Inoticed t h a t t h e object was r o t a t i n g around i t s axis. F i n a l l y t h e ob-j e c t suddenly became a deep red and disappeared. Signed: V. Soroka,City of Sumy.I a l s o hsve seen s e v e r a l unusual heavely bodies. It was i n t h eD i s t r i c t of Kharkiv. Two b u l l e t s of l i g h t pink c o l o r of variousdiameters, coupled t o g e t h e r , flew a t a very high speed. I t wasabout f o u r o r f i v e yenrs ago. A t another time I observed only oneb u l l e t shaped o b j e c t of pink color. The space i n s i d e of t h e o b j e c twas b r i g h t l y illuminated, much more than t h e o u t e r edges. This wasseen by me about two o r t h r e e years ago i n t h e District of Lviv.Signed: V. Harbarchuk.I n August of 1958 over t h e town of Chuhuyiv, i n t h e Kharkiv regiona t about 12:OO noon, I saw a round d i s c , l i k e t h e hub cap of a c a r ,on t h e background of t h e clouds. I t moved from t h e e a s t t o t h e west.No t r a i l of any kind was l e f t behind t h i s object. Signed: 8 . Lutz-kevy ch.1 0 , ~ i t hmy f r i e n d Vaschenko Oleksander, I observed a s i m i l a r t h i n g i n t h ef a l l of 1959 while v i s i t i n g a t t h e Holosiyivsky plateau. A t 9:00 p.m.we saw a f i e r y b u l l e t shaped o b j e c t which flew a t moderate speed a ta g r e a t h e i g h t toward t h e Holosiyvsky f o r e s t and disappetired. higned:L. Krylov, City of Kiev.11.1, Skrypka Ivan Danylovch, r e s i d e n t a t Andriyvika v i l l a e , region ofIchniansky, D i s t r i c t of Chernyhiv, on beptember 29, 196% while workingi n t h e potato f i e l d s I observed a very i n t e r e s t i n g s i g h t . It was asunny Autumn day a t about 5:30 p.m. I noticed on t h e south horizon a tan angle of 45 t o 50 degrees an unbelievably b r i g h t object. Its l i g h twas s i m i l a r t o t h a t of t h e spark given o f f by a s h o r t c i r c u i t . I n sucha s t a t e , not moving and not changing i t s b r i g h t n e s s , t h i s o b j e c t remainedf i x e d t h e r e i n t h e sky f o r ebout one half hour o r maybe longer. A b i tl a t e r it began t o change i t s l i g h t p e r i o d i c a l l y . hvery seven o r e i g h tminutes it would become darker and then b r i g h t e r . For about one anda h a l f hours a f t e r t h e sunset it was n o t i c e a b l e t h a t t h i s o b j e c t wasmoving southeast and a l l t h i s time it was becoming dimmer and dimmer.A t about 8:00 p.m. t h i s o b j e c t disappeared from s i g h t . bigned: Ivan~. - ..Skyrpka.12.Something s i m i l a r t o a UFO, only not i n t h e form of a s a u c e r , but t h a tof a c ~ n d l ewith a f i e r y t a i l , a t an a l t i t u d e where ou could s e e a j e ta i r p l a n e with t h e naked eye, 1 saw t h r e e years ago r1963) during t h efirst p a r t of August a t &bout 10:OO p.m. above t h e v i l l a g e of Sofiy-ivka, region of Novobusko, D i s t r i c t of Mykolayiv. rhis " c ~ n d l e "flewacross a s e c t i o n of t h e sky t h a t would equal t h e s i z e of t h e v i l l a g el i m i t s of Steppe i n a minute o r perhaps l e s s . It was moving from t h ewest t o t h e northeast. A s much a s I remember now, i t was moving a fewseconds i n a v e r t i c a l p o s i t i o n , when i f i r s t noticed it. Afterwards itac u i r d hor z o n t a l d i r e c t i o n of f l i t a d w en t h i s hap ened Ino&lceS &at t e c e n t e r s e c t l o n acqulr@ a {right f i e r y epp&aran&..15
  • 17. Astronomy Notes The November Sky - Venus is turning up a s a UFOagain. It may be seen i n t h e e a r l y morning hours,r i s i n g a t 3:30 a.m. C.S.T. on November 1 and a t4:30 a.m. December 1. J u p i t e r is not i n a goodp o s i t i o n f o r observation, s e t t i n g s h o r t l y a f t e r sunset. The planets e t s a t 8:20 p.m. on November 1 and a t 6:50 p. m. December 1. A s itw i l l be v i s i b l e i n t h e SW sky low t o t h e horizon, it should be con-sidered i n e a r l y evening UFO reports. Saturn may be seen r i s i n g a t7:jO p.m. on November 1 and a t 5:20 p. m. December 1. Mars may beseen i n t h e morning hours a s a r a t h e r dim reddish object, r i s i n ga t 5:00 a.m. C.S.T. on November 1 and a t 4:40 a.m. December 1.--Ted P h i l l i p s .The Constellations. Andromeda (Daughter of Cassiopeia) - The s t o r y ofAndromeda includes not only t h e c o n s t e l l a t i o n named f o r h e r but sever-e l neighboring constellatione--Perseus, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cetus andPegasus. The legend describes her a s t h e daughter of Cassiopeia andCepheus, Queen and King of Ethiopia.Andromeda culiminates e t 9 PM on Nov. 5. It is e a s i l y located north-e a s t of t h e g r e a t square of Pegasus ( t h e Winged Horse). I n t h i s constell-a t i o n is M-31, t h e nearest and b r i g h t e s t of t h e s p i r a l galaxies. Thel i g h t t h a t s t r i k e s t h e eye when t h i s galaxy i s observed has been t r a v e l -ing through space f o r about 2 million years. M-31 is estimated t o be180,000 l i g h t years i n diameter and i s one of t h e l a r g e s t galaxiesknown, containing about 150 b i l l i o n s t a r s . O u r own Milky Way galaxy isabout h a l f t h e s i z e of M-31 i n comparison. The s p i r a l arms of t h i sg r e a t i s l a n d universe contain bright blue g i a n t s t a r s and nebulousregions while t h e nuclear hub i s a v a s t swarm of red and yellow s t a r s .I n 1885 E. Hartwig discovered a supernova i n M-31. Lhis s t a r is one of t h efirst extra-galactic supernova ever observed. M-31 has f o u r small s a t -e l l i t e companion galaxies of t h e e l l i p t i c a l type. --Mark Herbstritt.S a t e l l i t e Trackinn Service Available - B i l l Christian informs us t h e0 Study Croup of Greater S t . Louis now subscribes t o a s a t e l l i t et r a c k i n g service. If you think your UFO could be a s a t e l l i t e , consultMr. Christian and he can t e l l you i f an a r t i f i c i a l s a t e l l i t e was i nt h a t l o c a t i o n a t t h e time of your sighting. If you l i v e i n t h e St.Louis area, you ma telephone him a t 631-0972. H i s address is 758Lemay Ferry Road, L a y , Mo., 63125.Carbon Monoxide Found i n Another Galaxy - Huge clouds of carbon monoxidehave been found i n n e a r b ~ galaxy c a l l e d M-33, t h e first t i m e e chemicala s c o m ~ l e xa s t h i s has been discovered beyond our own M i l k v Wav Calaxv.- . -The discovery means t h a t a t l e a s t one othkr galaxy is s i m i l a r i f not al-most i d e n t i c a l t o t h i s one and t h a t most, if not a l l of t h e galaxies i nt h e universe, contain abundant amounts of t h e same chemical buildingblocks.The finding was made only a week ago by NRLs Schwartz, working t o -gether with William Wilson end Eugene Epstein, both of t h e Aerospace Corp.i n Los Angeles. Using t h e radio telescope a t K i t t Peak, t h e t h r e e menprobed e i g h t regions of ionized hydrogen i n two nearby galaxies, M-31 andM-33. Both a r e s p i r a l galaxies i n t h e northern hemisphere, f u l l of gas anddust l i k e t h e Milky Way and located j u s t beyond t h e Adnromeda balaxy about1.5 million l i g h t years from t h e center of t h e Milky Way.Source: "Arkansas Den~ocrat,"Oct. 11, 1972. Credit: Lou Farish
  • 18. I N OTHERS1 WORDS . . . By Lucius F a r i s hF i r s t , a look a t what t h e various t a b l o i d s have been saying aboutUFOs recently:NATIONAL ENQUIRER - The Oct. 1 5 i s s u e has a good r e p o r t on r e c e n t A f -r i c a n s i g h t i n g s , including the shooting incident which took place onJune 26. The Oct. 22 i s s u e t e l l s of a f i e r y , cone-shaped UFO seen overAustria on March 18. The Oct. 29 i s s u e has t h e first installment of atwo-part ( 7 ) s e r i e s , f e a t u r i n g UFO r e p o r t s from Argentina. An a r t i c l eon mysterious space s i g n a l s is a l s o i n t h i s issue.NATIONAL TATTLER - I n t h e Oct. 1 i s s u e , a r e p o r t on those Iowa groundmarkings which made news recently. Lightning seems t o be ruled out a san explanation contrary t o e a r l i e r speculations. The Oct. 15 i s s u e t e l l sof t h e "Mass U#O Invasion of Kansas," t o use t h e i r heading. A round-up ofsome of t h e b e t t e r recent r e p o r t s from Kansas.NATIONAL NEWS EXPLOITER - The Oct. 15 i s s u e contains a re-hash a r t i c l eon t h e Delphos, Kansas l a n d i n g c a s e , w r i t t e n by Hayden Hewes.A r e c e n t paperbt.ck devoted t o t h e D1spacev i s i t o r s i n a n t i q u i t y w them.is Jean Sendyls THOSE GODS WHO MADE HEAVEN & EARTH (Berkley PublishingCorp., 200 Madison Ave., N. Y. N.Y. 10016; 95#, plus 154 postage if or-dered by mail). I n many ways, i e n d y l s book is q u i t e s i m i l a r t o those ofo t h e r authors who have investigated t h e h i s t o r i c a l / r e l i g i o u s implications ofUfology and r e l a t e d subjects. However, r a t h e r l i k e Erich von Daniken, Sendyp u t s f o r t h h i s arguments without r e l y i n g on t h e mass of UFO evidence t osupport him. While he considers t h a t t h e "Celestials" were t h e b a s i s f o rb e l i e f s i n a god o r gods, Sendy does not f e e l t h a t such B i b l i c a l personagesa s Moses were i n d i r e c t contact with space beings. I n t h i s he d i f f e r s frommost of t h e other w r i t e r s on UFOs and r e l i g i o n . To my way of thinking,t h e books material i s t o o speculative t o make any r e a l impact on t h or e a d e r s consciousness. However, I do consider it worth reading, i f onlyt o o b t a i n a somewhat d i f f e r e n t view on t h i s p a r t i c u l a r aspect of UFO re-search.The l a t e D r . Wilhelm Reich was a c o n t r o v e r s i a l f i g u r e i n l i f e and con-t i n u e s t o remain s o a f t e r h i s death. Many Ufologists mey not know ofReichs i n t e r e s t i n t h e UFO s u b j e c t , although he conducted experimentsconcerning t h e propulsion method which he b e l i e v e d t h e UFOs used. Reichwas perhaps b e s t known f o r h i s discovery of a primordial atmospheric l i f eenergy which he named "orgone." A contaminated form of o r g ~ n e - - ~ o r a n u r ~was considered highly dangerous t o a l l l i f e forms. Reich believed t h a tUFOs were propelled by orgone energy and h i s experiments a l l e g e d l y con-firmed t h a t b e l i e f . Researcher Jerome Eden, who h&s been involved i n bothUFO and orgone reseerch f o r s e v e r a l yeers, hss now w r i t t e n a book e n t i t l e dORCONE ENERGY: THE ANSWER TO ATOMIC SUICIDE. Eden obviously believes t h a tReich was on t h e r i g h t t r a c k and h i s f o r e e f u l w r i t i n g s t y l e makes f o r veryi n t e r e s t i n g reading. The book is a v a i l a b l e from Exposition Press, 50 J e r - -icho Turnpike, J e r i c h o , N. Y. 11753 f o r $6.00 ( p l u s 30# postage by.mai1).THE TRANSPARLNT PEOPLE by Frederick von Kruger ( a s t o l d t o William J.Eisenman) is an unusual book, t o sey t h e l e a s t 1 it must rank a s one oft h e s h o r t e s t hardcover UFO books e x t a n t , being only 33 pagee.Somethin+of a contactee/trip-to-enother-e la net nature supposedly happeneKruger, but I have yet t o f i g u r e out p r e c i s e l y what1 Eisenman mentions i npassing t h e t Kruger had another experince previous t o t h e one d e t a i l e d i nt h e book and, although t h e f i r s t s t o r y promises t o be t h e more i n t e r e s t i n gone by f a r , it is not included. It i g my opinion t h a t Kruger and Eisenmanshould "back up and do it over again," t h i s time including a l l t h e infor-mation and s t r i v i n g f o r a b i t more c l a r i t y . Vantage Press, E.,516 West34th S t . , N. Y., N. Y. 10001 f o r $3.50
  • 19. Organization Notes from Around t h e NetworkThe o f f i c i a l publication af t h e Missouri S t e t e Highway Commission,"The Highway Newsw s e n t a r e p o r t e r and photographer t o Sedalia bept. 14,t o conduct a 3-hour interview with led P h i l l i p s , one of our s t a f f members.The interview w i l l appear i n t h e October i s s u e of t h e magazine which hasa c i r c u l a t i o n of more than 9,000. M r . P h i l l i p s a l s o appeared r e c e n t l yon Channel 8 TV news program out of Columbia, Mo., and your e d i t o r hadt h e pleasure of catching t h i s one. We can sum up our impression with j u s tone word--GREAT! he a l s o appeared on t h e Mike ivurphy show on r a d i o KMBZ,hansas C i t v . Sent. 27th.----- - - -d , - r - - -. ----George D. Fawcett placed a UFO e x h i b i t e n t i t l e d "What Do UFOs Do?"(books, photographs, maps, clippings e t c ) i n t h e AAA Drugs Inc. s t o r e windowf o r t h e October 13-14-15 Annual Autumn Leaves F e s t i v a l i n Mount a i r y . K.C.and r e p o r t s thousands of people from a l l over "orth Carolina viewed thee x h i b i t and picked up t h e f r e e UFO Information sheets. . . i n addressingt h e Kiwanis Club i n Mount Airy M r . Fawcett took a new approach t o t h eUFO s u b j e c t i n basing h i s t a l k on t h e funny t h i n g s t h a t have happened reUFOs over t h e past 25 y e a r s , including 30 UFO cartoon s l i d e s from t h enews media. H i s t a l k was well received and we p r e d i c t it w i l l be i n g r e a tdenand i n f u t u r e lectures. If you havent s e n t f o r h i s Information Sheets,send a long 16# stamped self-addressed envelope t o George D. Fawcett, 6 0 7 North Main St., Mount Airy, N. C. 27030.Last year Stanton T. Friedman gave more than 65 college t a l k s i nmore than 20 s t a t e s i n a d d i t i o n t o o t h e r speaking engagements and willprobably beat t h a t record t h i s year a s he is booked ahead a s f a r a sJune 1973 f o r h i s l e c t u r e "Flying 3aucers hRE R e ~ l . " J u s t a few of t h eupcoming l e c t u r e d a t e s : Oct. 30, Garden City J . C., Garden Gity, Kans.;Oct. 31, Cloud County Cmty. College, Condordia, hens.; Nov. 1, F o r t HaysS t a t e College, Hays, Kans.; Nov. 2, Colby Community Junior College, Colby,Yans.; Nov. 13, North Texas S t a t e University Uenton, Texas; Nov. 29,Northwood I n s t i t u t e , Midland, Michigan; and dec. 11, Calif ornia S t a t eCollege, F u l l e r t o n , Calif. I n a d d i t i o n t o t h i s , he g e t s out The UFOReview, a newsletter, e d i t e d by Peter C u t t i l l a and published a t P. 0.Box 941, Lawndale, C a l i f . , 90280, p r i c e $4 "per year o r so."Carol Armstrong r e p o r t s t h a t between one and two hundred peopleattended each of t h e t h r e e showings of t h e documentary f i l m on UFOsheld Sunday, Oct. 15 and sponsored by t h e UFO Study Group of Greater, S t . Louis. The 90-minute f i l m covered t h e e e r l y UFO e r a 1948-1952 andincluded f i l m c l i p s , some i n c o l o r , of a c t u a l "unknowns." Director,; John bchuessler, introduced the f i l m , giving some of i t s background,* snd i n v i t e d everyone t o a t t e n d meetings of t h e S t . Louis group. TheNovember meeting w i l l be Sunday, t h e 1 9 t h , a t 2 p.m. a t t h e Lemay Bank& Trust Co., 152 Lemay Ferry Road, and t h e December meeting w i l l beon the l o t h , same time end place.Rosetta and Dick Holmes, of C a r l y l e , Ill., attended a l l t h r e e showingsof t h e f i l m i n order t o represent SKYLOOK. Mrs. Holmes, who is our PublicRelations g a l , s e n t us a check f o r s u b s c r i p t i o n s t h a t w i l l pay t h e p r i n t e rt h i s month. We have already w r i t t e n a l e t t e r of thanks, but want t o taket h i s opportunity t o thank h e r again--in public! Bosie, youre t h e most1John Schuessler appeared on t h e B i l l F i e l d s Show o n Channel 11, TV,S t . Louis, Sunday night, Oct. 15, and has already been i n v i t e d t o appearon t h e show again, d a t e not s e t a t t h i s writing.n Informal meet in^ of UFO b u f f s was held a t t h e Ed and W~ildredHigginshorn; a t F a y e t t e v i l l e , r k . , t h e week-end of Oct. 7-9, and Luciu8 F a r i s hr e p o r t s a very enjoyable g e t together.--------18
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