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Mufon ufo journal 1972 9. september - skylook

  1. 1. Copy 35c Year $4.00 (U.S.A.) $5.00 e l s e w h e r e SKY LOOK Ofiial Publimfion oj the Midwest UFO Network " W e tell it as it is"Send Subscripti- to . . . SKYLOOK Box 129 Stover Mo. 65078 PUBLISHED MONTHLY . M n. Norma E. Short Editor md Publirher S E P T E M B E R 1972 A Message From Your D i r e c t o r Delphos. Kansas .A I n t e r i m Report . . . .......... .. .. .. .. . 2 1 ......... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 9 n M M .That M i s s o u r i Monster o o 5 8 Hoax S u s p e c t e d i n U O P h o t o s F ....... 9 . . . . . . . . .. 1 0 UFO i n Wisconsin Reported by P r e s s and Hadio U O R e p o r t s Made on Boston Radio T a l k Show F Large U O "Launchesw S m a l l e r Ones F .. I l l i n o i s Family R e p o r t s S t r a n g e E x p e r i e n c e i n 1968 UFO Seen i n M a s s a c h u s e t t s OA . . . 12 . . . . . . . ............ 13 Aerospace W r i t e r f o r CHICAGO T D Y S e e s a U O F 11 12 Graduate E n g i n e e r S e e s U O i n Kansas F . . . . . . . . 13 Naval A i r S t a t i o n Tracks O b j e c t on Radar . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. 13 F h a s It A S o n i c Boom? . . .................. . . . . 13 U O L i n g e r s Over D.ighton. Kansas More L i g h t s i n Kanses Sky ............. 1 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 15 .... F i r e b a l l Reported a t E a s t D a l l a s . Texas Dome-Shaped O b j e c t Follows Car 14 14 S t r a n g e Report from Pennsylvania Astronomy Notes . . . . . . ......................... 16 UFOs Behind t h e I r o n C u r t a i n . . . . . . . 207 D a l l a s O f f e r s Key o f C i t y t o U O P i l o t F . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. 21 1 19 I n O t h e r s 1 Words O r g a n i z a t i o n Notes ........... UFO Croup t o Meet i n Arkansas ........... . C a r l y l e Skywatch and P i c n i c a S u c c e s s 22 22 "The more I s t u d y t h e e v i d e n c e t h e more s t r o n g l y I i n c l i n e . toward t h e view t h a t UFOs a r e e x t r a t e r r e s t r i a l s u r v e i l l a n c e d e v i c e s o f some t y p e I b e l i e v e UFOs a r e t h e g r e a t e s t i n t e r - n a t i o n a l s c i e n t i f i c problem of o u r time."--Dr. James PIC Donald
  2. 2. A Message From Your DirectorEditor & Publisher: I n r e c o g n i t i o n of t h e w e l l o r g a n i z e d?.lrs. liorma L. S h o r t Westmoreland County UFO S t u d y Group, S t a nBox 129 Gordon, 6 O a k h i l l Ave., Greensburg, Pa.S t o v e r , l o . , 65078 15601, has been a p p o i n t e d S t b t e D i r e c t o r f o r P e n n s y l v a n i a . He, i n t u r n , h a s se-Public d e l s t i o n s : l e c t e d Co-State-Section D i r e c t o r s f o rIlrs. i i o s e t t a IIolmes Westmoreland County--Hobert H. Kccurry,1690 H i l l Drive 310 South L i n c o l n Avenue, and J a c k b.C a r l y l e , I l l . , 62231 Vogel, 2526 Skidmore Road, b o t h of Greens- b u r g , Pa. 15601. J a c k h a s h i s B.A. i nStaff: J o u r n a l i s m from Penn S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y and . a l t e r ti. Andrus i s i n v o l v e d i n t h e f i e l d of a d v e r t i s i n g ,40 C h r i s t o p n e r Court p u b l i c r e l a t i o n s and s a l e s promotion.Quincy, 111.,62301 Bob i s employed by Westinghouse and i s a l s o a c i t i z e n band r a d i o o p e r a t o r .birs. C a r o l Armstrong Elmer K r a l , S t a t e D i r e c t o r f o r Neb-6908 Lingsbury d l v d . r a s k a , h a s been s y s t e m a t i c a l l y c o v e r i n g ,S t . L o u i s , 1.10. 63130 Nebraska s e a r c h i n g f c r competent S t a t e - S 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 -J o s e p h M. B r i l l t o r s t o r e p r e s e n t LUFON. Llmer i s v e r y10554 Crown Hoad proud t o announce t h e f o l l o w i n g newF r a n k l i n ?:rk, I l l . appointments a s S t a t e - S e c t i o n D i r e c t o r s60131 f o r t h e c o u n t i e s i n d i c a t e d : Fred D r e x l e r , Route 3 , F a i r b u r y , Nebraska 68352, f o rLucius F a r i s h Thayer and J e f f e r s o n c o u n t i e s ; J e r r y L.Route 1 W a r f i e l d , R.F.D. 2 , S c o t t s b l u f f , Nebraska? l u r n e r v i l l e , Ark. 72127 69361 f o r S c o t t s b l u f f , d a n n e r 2nd S i o u x c o u n t i e s ; and Bobby Gene Cooper, H. R. 1,Fiark H e r b s t r i t t Oshkosh, Nebraska 69154, f o r Garden and967 T h e r e s i a S t . Deuel c o u n t i e s . Fred i s a P r o f e s s o r ofS t . i w r y s , Pa. 15657 P h y s i c s , a f a r m e r , and h a s had s d d i t i o n a l t r a i n i n g i n education administration.Ted P h i l l i p s J e r r y i s employed by t h e t e l e p h o n e companyP. 0. 30x 615 a s a C e n t r a l O f f i c e equipment L n g i n e e rS e d a l i a , No., 65301 and e n j o y s t h e hobby of amateur r a d i o , w i t h t h e c a l l l e t t e r s KaDFO. Bobby i s aJohn P. S c h u e s s l e r f a r m e r - r a n c h e r and is a l s o employed a sF. 0. Box 9 a foreman of a f i b e r g l a s s p l a n t .O t F a l l o n , Mo., 63366 B r e n t Raynes, r e c e n t l y a p p o i n t e d a S t a t e - S e c t i o n D i r e c t o r f o r Maine, h a syscriptionzr j o i n e d t h e b n i t e d S t a t e s havy and i s 4.GO p e r ye , U. S. A. s t a t i o n e d a t G r e a t Lskes, I l l i n o i s . W e$5.00 e l s e w h e r e . o f f e r o u r b e s t w i s h e s t o B r e n t and h i sBack i s s u e s , 35# each. c o n t i n u e d s u c c e s s i n f u r t h e r i n g h i s ed-P u b l i s h e d monthly. u c a t i o n . B r e n t h a s recommended t h e a p p o i n t -Iliail check t o e d i t o r . ment of Jim and Linda Carey, RFD #1, Wind- s o r , Maine 04363, t o s e r v e a s S t a t e - S e c -b d v e r t i s i n ~r a t e s t i o n D i r e c t o r s f o r Kennebec, Androscoggin,C l a s s i f i e d : 5 l i n e s , $1.00 Sagadahoc, L i n c o l n , Knox and Waldo coun-A d d i t i o n a l l i n e s , 109 each. t i e s . Ihey have b o t h g r a c i o u s l y c o n s e n t e dPrinted Inserts: h r i t e f o r t o s e r v e i n t h i s c a p a c i t y . Jim i s a f o r -r a t e s and send sample. W e mer m i l i t a r y r a d a r o p e r a t o r and i s a nreserve right t o r e j e c t amateur a s t r o n o m e r . He i s self-employed.unsuitable material. ( C o n t i n u e d on back p a g e )
  3. 3. D e l p h o s , Kansas - An I n t e r i m K e p o r t by Ted P h i l l i p s I n v e s t i g a t i o n i n t o t h e D e l p h o s , Kansas k n d i n g o f November 2 , 1971c o n t i n u e s . The w r i t e r made h i s f o u r t h t r i p t o t h e s i t e on A u ~ u s t8,1972 accompanying a s c i e n t i s t f r o m C a l i f o r n i a t o g a t h e r more sanl?lesof t h e r i n g s o i l f o r a d d i t i o n a l e x t e n s i v e study. I w i l l n o t , i n t h e following r e p o r t , go i n t o g r e a t d e t a i l i n de-s c r i b i n g t h e s i g h t i n g a s t h i s i r l f o r ~ a t i o nh a s a p p e k r e d i n numerousp u b l i c a t i o n s , i n c l u d i n g SKYLOOK. k e w i l l have 2 l o o k a t t h e v a r i o u sb i t s o f e v i d e n c e g a t h e r e d o v e r t h e p a s t 9 months. P s t h e Iielphosr e p o r t i s 1 0 3 p a g e s i n l e n g t h and n o t y e t c o m p l e t e , t h e i n f o r m a t i o nmust b e p r e s e n t e d i n a most condensed form. The r e p o r t i s b a s e d on f o u r t r i p s t o t h e s i t e - - D e c e m b e r 4 , 1971,J a n u a r y 11, i Q r c h 113 and kup.ust 8, 1972. AliliU!L REkCTICiii: The w i t n e s s wes accompariied by a srriall dog. I t wasn o t e d t h a t t h e dog was v e r y q u i e t d u r i n g t h e o b s e r v a t i o n - - d i d n o t b a r ko r t r y t o leave the area. l h a t e v e n i n g end t h e f o l l o w i n g d a y t h e d o gwould n o t r e t u r n t o t h e r i n g . The d o g was o b s e r v e d by S h e r i f f b.nlow2nd o t h e r s a s h e r a n i n t o a b a r n and 2 f e n c e . The dog had e l w z y ss p e n t t h e n i g h t o u t s i d e , p r i o r t o t h e l e n d i n g - - s i n c e t h e n he h a s dsm-aged two s c r e e n d o o r s i n h i s a t t e m p t s t o e n t e r t h e J o h n s o n home stidw i l l not s t a y outside a t night. The J o h n s o n s h e e p w e r e b e l l o w i n g l o u d l y d u r i n g t h e o b s e r v z t i o n o ft h e h o v e r i n g o b j e c t , b u t d i d n o t move d u r i n g t h a t p e r i o d . A f t e r t h ei n c i d e n t , t h e y jumped f e n c e s f o r a week. A s of l a t e J u l y t h e sheepb o r n s i n c e t h e e v e n t h a v e g i v e n p r e m a t u r e b i r t h t o lambs which havenot lived. Numerous p h y s i c a l e f f e c t s on t h e w i t n e s s e s h a v e b e e n r e p o r t e d .Mrs. J o h n s o n , upon s e e i n g t h e g l o w i n g s o i l , r u b b e d h e r hand on t h es o i l s u r f a c e and i m m e d i a t e l y n o t e d a numbing e f f e c t i n h e r f i n g e r s .She r u b b e d h e r hand a g a i n s t h e r l e g and t h a t p o r t i o n o f t h e l e g w s snumbed. The numbing e f f e c t i n t h e f i n g e r s l a s t e d f o r s e v e r a l w ~ e k s ;t h e numbed p o r t i o n o f h e r l e g i s s t i l l i h e f f e c t . f4r. Johnson a l s ot o u c h e d t h e s o i l and n o t e d a numbing s e n s a t i o n i n h i s f i n g e r s , b u tt h i s p a s s e d away i n a f e w d a y s . The p r i m a r y w i t n e s s , R o n n i e , s u f f e r -ed c o n s i d e r a b l e e y e i r r i t a t i o n f o r a few d s y s and complained o fh e a d a c h e s d u r i n g t h a t time. PHYSICAL EVIDEJtCE AT TH6 SITE: A t t h e l e n d i n g s i t e t h e r e w z sf o u n d a n 8 - f o o t g l o w i n g r i n g of s o i l . P o r t i o n s o f n e a r b y t r e e sa l s o glowed w i t h t h e g l o w i n g e f f e c t l a s t i n g f o r f o u r n i g h t s . b.c o l o r p h o t o g r a p h of t h e g l o w i n g r i n g was t a k e n by L r s . J o h n s o n 8 ,m i n u t e s a f t e r t h e o b j e c t had a s c e n d e d . l h e r i n g w i d t h i s a n i r r e p , u l a r1 2 t o 1 g i n c h e s ; t h e e f f e c t i s w i d e r on i t s e a s t e r n edge. I t isi n t e r e s t i n g t o n o t e t h a t t h e wind was b l o w i n g a c r o s s t h e r i n g w e s tt o e a s t - - c o u l d it b e t h s t t h e wind a c t e d a s a s p r e e d i n g a g e f i t ? Ther i n g s o i l w i l l n o t a b s o r b w a t e r ; p l a n t s w i l l n o t grow i n it. Aw h i t e f i b r o u s m a t e r i a l i s found i n t h e r i n g s o i l b u t n o t i n t h e s o i li n the center o r i n t h e surrounding s o i l . 1 have h e a t e d t n e normals o i l , u s i n g v ~ r i o u smethods, i n c l u d i n g a microwave o v e n ; t h e w h i t em a t e r i a l i s n o t t h e r e . The d r y i n @ , e f f e c t ~ n d h e w h i t e m a t e r i a l twas f o u n d t o a d e p t h o f 1 4 i n c n e s on Decenber 4 t h ; i t c o u l d be f o u n da t a d e p t h of o n l y f o u r i n c h e s on L u g u s t 8. ~ n 2 l y s i so f t i l e b i l i t em a t e r i a l i s now u n d e r way. Numerous s m a l l b r z n c h e s were f o u n d l y i n gn e a r t h e c e n t e r of t h e r i n g ; t h e b r a c n e s vdere g r e e n z t t h e c e n t e ry e t d r i e d on t h e o u t s i d e . k t r e e s e v e r a l f e e t f r o m t h e r i n g , a l o n g t h e ( C o n t i n u e d on n e x t p a g e ) 2
  4. 4. f l i g h t p a t h , was knocked t o t h e g r o u n d . The t r e e i s 7 i n c h e s i n d i -a m e t e r and 12.5 f e e t l o n c . I t was b r o k e n o f f 7 i n c h e s a b o v e t h eg r o u n d ; no i m p a c t marks c o u l d b e found. A t r e e b r a n c h 3.5 i n c h e s i nd i a m e t e r i s hsnginf; ne:!r t n e western edge of t h e r i n g , broken a t ap o i n t 8.5 f e e t a b o v e t h e p r o u n d . No l a r g e i m p ~ c tmarks w e r e f o u n d ont h e l i m b , however a n a r e a was n o t e d where t h e b s r k had b e e n p e e l e db s c k ; t h i s z r e a i s one i n c h s q u a r e . The f l i g h t p a t h i s t o t h e s o u t ho f t h e s i t e . U e o b j e c t p a s s e d bewtween two t r e e s , t h e b r a n c h e s b e i n g1 2 f e e t ~ p s r t . lhe o b j e c t t n e n p a s s e d o v e r a low s h e d and on t o t h es o u t h o f t h e J o h n s o n farm. t v e r t i c a l a s c e n t i s o u t o f t h e q u e s t i o nb e c s u s e of a t l i i c k g r o w t h o f t r e e l i m b s o v e r t h e r i n g a t a n e i g h t o f1 2 f e e t . i t was n o t e d on A u c u s t 8 t n a t t h e p o r t i o n s o f t h e t r e e s d i -r e c t l y s b o v e t h e r i n g ;.re d e a d ; t h e t r e e s a d j a c e n t a r e normal. ir:lliYLLS ilL.1,;AUiLlTY: I q u o t e f r o m 8 s i g n e d s t s t e i n e n t f r o m S h e r i f ft h l p h Llilow: "lhe J o h n s o n s ; ? r e l i f e t i m e r e s i d e n t s o f Ottawa County2nd t h e l j e l p i ~ o s community. They a r e w e l l known and w e l l r e s p e c t e dby o f f i c e r s f r o m t h i s d e p a r t m e n t . i t i s t h e o p i n i o n of t h i s o f f i c e rt h z t t!le i n f o r ~ r ~ z t i o~ i v e n n by them k ~ o u l d be a c c u r a t e t o t h e b e s t o ft h e i r knowledge." 1 q u o t e f r o m a s i g n e d s t a t e m e n t f r o m f i r s . T h a d d i aS m i t h , a r e p o r t e r izitt. t h e "Delphos l t e p u b l i c a n " : "The J o h n s o n f a m i l yl i ~ v i n y :l i v e d i r ~ h e D e l p h o s cornmur~ity t h e i r e n t i r e l i f e a r e r e s p e c t e d , tt r u t h f u l , c o n s c i e n t i o u s , t r u s t w o r t i ~ y and a w e l l t h o u g h t o f t y p i c a lk,ard working k a n s z s f ~ r m a m i l y . " f . h a t e l s e can be s a i d ? I ttilkedw i t h a number o f p e o p l e i n t h e D e l r t ~ o sa r e a and t h e y a l l f e e l t h e sameway. . a g o o d , herd workinp: f a m i l y . i have no r e a s o n t o d o u b t t h eJ o h n s o n s . 1 was most i m p r e s s e d w i t h t h e i r r e a c t i o n t o t h e whole b u s i -ness; they a r e curious, but yet matter-of-fact sbout t h e incident. Ib e l i e v e t k t t h e s e ? r e h o n e s t , s i n c e r e p e o p l e who h a v e had a most un-u s u a l UF3 e x ; e r i e n c e . 3. 3 Y E : 1" number o f q u e s t i o n s h a v e b e e n b r o u g h t t o m ya t t e n t i o i l o v e r t h e p a s t months and I f e e l t h s t we h a v e good a n s w e r sf o r tliern. C o ~ i l d t l i e r i n g h a v e b e e n c a u s e d by l i g h t n i n g ? To a n s w e rt h a t q u e s t i o n , I c o n t a c t e d a n e x p e r t on l i g h t n i n g , D r . M. A. Urnan,D e p r t ~ i ~ e n tf E l e c t r i c a l h n g i n e e r i n g , U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a . o I de-s c r i b e d t i l e r l n g t o him 2nd r e c e i v e d t h e f o l l o w i n g r e p l y : "I know o fn o l i g h t n i ! ~ , r phenomenon t h a t c o u l d 1s v e p r o d u c e d t h e e f f e c t s d e s c r i b e di n your l c t t e r . " The s k y was c l e a r a t t h e t i m e o f t h e o b s e r v a t i o n ,b u t t h e r e !lad been a t h u n d e r s t o r m 18 h o u r s e a r l i e r . How d o we knowt h a t t i l e r i n g was n o t t h e r e f o r a n u n d e t e r m i n e d p e r i o d o f t i m e b e f o r et h e r e p o r t ? Lhen t h e S h e r i f f arid o t h e r s v i s i t e d t h e s i t e November 3 ,1971 t h e s o i l w z s a l m o s t w h i t e ; a p h o t o g r a p h t a k e n t h a t d a y showst h i s clearly. L l ~ e n1 v i s i t e d t h e s i t e 32 d a y s l a t e r , t h e e f f e c t wasb r i g h t b u t had diminished v i s i b l y . The r i n g was q u i c k l y r e t u r n i n g t oi t s normal s t z t e wrlen s e e n on J a n u a r y 11, 1972 and a g a i n Narch 18,1972. The I-.ugust 8 t h v i s i t proved t h i s beyond a n y d o u b t . The r i n gwas v i s i b l e b u t o n l y i n s i n a l l i s o l s t e d s p o t s . The d r y i n g e f f e c t a dt h e wiiite m a t e r i s l was f o u n d t o E d e p t h o f o n l y 4 i n c h e s a s comparedw i t h t h e 14 i n c h d e p t h o f December 4. 1 f e e l q u i t e s u r e t h a t t h er i n g was i n d e e d f r e s h a t t h e t i m e of t h e s i g h t i n g . I would n o t a t t h i st i m e h a z a r d a g u e s s a s t o t h e c a u s e o f t h e r i n g . It is e x t r e m e l y d i f -f i c u l t t o i m a g i n e a d r y i n g e f f e c t o f t h i s m a g n i t u d e w h i c h would n o tp r o d u c e s t e a m a s i t d r i e d t h e damp s o i l . The boy was a s k e d r e p e a t e d l yif h e c o u l d s e e s t e a m w h i l e t h e o b j e c t was a t t h e s i t e . He s t s t e do v e r a n d o v e r a g a i n t h a t he c o u l d o n l y s e e a glow e x t e n d i n g f r o m t h eb a s e of t h e o b j e c t t o t h e ground. I contacted a s c i e n t i s t a t a south-e r n university, presenting the report f o r h i s consideration a s he ( C o n t i n u e d on n e x t p a g e ) 3
  5. 5. had p u b l i s h e d a n a r t i c l e i n S c i e n c e b a s e d on h i s work i n weed c o n t r o lw i t h u l t r a high-frequency electromagnetic f i e l d s . I r e c e i v e d a twopage r e p l y and q u o t e i n part:lliYicrowaves i n t h e r a n g e 1 0 0 - 1 0 , 0 0 0 9m e g a h e r t z a t power d e n s i t i e s a b o v e 100 w a t t s e c o n d s /C1~1 c a n c a u s ep l a n t symptoms s i m i l a r t o b u r n i n g a n d c a n d e f i n i t e l y c s u s e d e h y d r a it i o n . W i l t i n g and browning o f s o y b e a n s ( V a n Horne, Iowa t r z c e c a s e )o c c u r r i n g v e r y q u i c k l y a f t e r t r e a t m e n t , c s n b e c a u s e d by microwaves i n t h e r a n g e mentioned. Rapid d r y i n g w i t h t h e g r e e n c o l o r r e t a i n e do f t e n o c c u r s w i t h microwave e x p o s u r e s . The m u l t i - c o l o r e d l i g n t s ,f l o w i n g o f s o i l and t r e e s and numbing s e n s a t i o n s , c o u l d not h a v eb e e n c s u s e d by microwaves. A l l o f t h e s e phenomena c a n be i n d u c e d bye n e r g y i n o t h e r p a r t s of t h e e l e c t r o m a g n e t i c s p e c t r u m - - f o r example,e l e c t r i c i t y c a n c a u s e numbing s e n s a t i o n s , and l i g h t c a n b e r e c e i v e db y b i o l o g i c a l p h o t o r e c p t o r s , e . g . , c h l o r o p h y l l , and l a t e r r e - r a d i a t e da t d i f f e r e n t wave l e n g t h . B i c r o w a v e s c a n c a u s e b r e a k i n g o f t r e e sand t r e e b r a n c h e s if t h e w a t e r c o n t a i n e d t h e r i n c h a n g e s t o s t e a mrapidly. I h s v e o b s e r v e d t h i s w i t h s m a l l e r p l a n t s . l r i s mm: r y , sorneo f t h e e f f e c t s you d e s c r i b e c o u l d b e a t t r i b u t e d t o e x p o s u r e t o r e l -a t i v e l y h i g h power d e n s i t i e s o f microwaves; o t h e r c o u l d n o t . i.11t h e b i o l o g i c a l e f f e c t s d e s c r i b e c c o u l d c o n c e i v a b l y b e c s u s e d by ener2)yi n some p o r t i o n o f t h e e l e c t r o m a g n e t i c s p e c t r u m , b u t no one a r e E c o ~ l daccount f o r a l l t h e e f f e c t s described." SOIL ANALYSIS: The s o i l a n s l y s i s i s n o t d o n e o v e r n i g h t ; i t t i k e sa good d e a l o f t i m e and money. The " N a t i o n a l E n q u i r e r " h;s s h o mc o n s i d e r a b l e i n t e r e s t i n t h e c a s e and c e r t a i n l y h a s done i t s p a r t .A n a l y s i s h a s b e e n done ~t a n u n b e r o f l a b o r a t o r i e s , some o f t h er e s u l t s a r e conflicting; a l l point t o very strance s o i l conditionhowever. I f e e l t h s t , w h i l e n o t t r y i n g t o h o l d bzck d a t a , we s l i o ~ l dw a i t f o r c o m p l e t e a n a l y s i s b e f o r e present in^: t h e i n c o m 7 l e t e r e s u l t s .I c a n i n d i c a t e t h e c o n t r a s t b e t w e e n n o r p a l and r i n g s o i l w i t h t h ef o l l o w i n g : T r a c e m e t a l s by a t o m i c a b s o r p t i o n f o l l o w i n g 0.1 1.1 HC1extraction, ~ l v e n n parts per million: i ~ o r n a l oil - SCalcium 9 2 1Iron 6.8 28.0Manganese 5 2 56.021nc 0.18 20.0 I a s s u r e t h e r e a d e r s t h a t a d d i t i o n a l d a t a w i l l be p r e s e n t e d a sit becomes a v a i l a b l e . * * * * 4 * 9FOR SALE: Astronomy a n d S p a c e d o o k s . P i p e r b a c k : . T h e P r o m i s e of S p ~ c e ,Appointment on t h e Moon. he Reach t h e !loon. Hard Cover: F i r s t on t h eMoon ( A p o l l o I1 s t o r y ) , - E ; x p l o r i n g t h e i~.oon T h r o u g h B i r i o c u l c r s , I p o l l oon t h e Moon, M s s i o n t o t h e Moon, K e r c u r y P r o j e c t Summary - 4 t h LannedO r b i t a l F l i g h t . UFO Books. Herd Cover: h l i e n s i n t h e S k i e s , LFOs, Yes.P a p e r b a c k - I n c i d e n t a t E x e t e r , P l y i n g S a u c e r s Are k i a t c h i n g You, UFOand t h e B i b l e , J i m M o s e l e y 7 s Book o f S i u c e r News, U o c m e n t 96, GrayB a r k e r s Book o f Rdamski. & s e v e r a l b e c k i s s u e s o f : S p e c e l i r i k ,UFORC-Rod Dykes C l i p p i n g S e r v i c e , F l y i n g S a u c e r Review Case B i s t o r i e s .Write f o r d e t a i l s . Mark R. H e r b s t r i t t , 967 T h e r e s i a S t . , S t . I t t r y s ,Pa. 15857. T e l l y o u r f r i e n d s you r e a d i t i n SKYLOOK. h e l l a p p r e c i a t e it. 4
  6. 6. N 160 o - That h i s s o u r i Monster E d i t o r s Note: The s t r a n g e c r e a t u r e s e e n n e a r L o u i s i a n a , Mo:,. ande l s e w h e r e i n J u l y r e c e i v e d p u b l i c i t y i n news media a c r o s s t h e midwest.R e p o r t s and comments by t h e P r e s s ranged from tongue-in-cheek t o s e r -i o u s , c h a r g e s of hoax, s p e c u l a t i o n t h a t t h e c r e a t u r e may have beendropped by a s p a c e s h i p , c l a i m s t h a t i t i s a n " a l i e n n from a n o t h e rp l a n e t , comperisons t o o t h e r s t r a n g e c r e a t u r e s - - N e s s y , B i g F o o t ando t h e r s . P e r s o n a l l y , your e d i t o r d o e s n o t s e e any r e l a t i o n betweent h e L o u i s i a n a c r e a t u r e and UFOs ( n o s u r p r i s e t o t h o s e knowing o u rc o n s e r v a t i v e v i e w s ) b u t t h e r e a r e o t h e r s who d o and we r e s p e c t t h e i rviews. k h a t e v e r YOUR o p i n i o n i s , we b e l i e v e y o u l l f i n d a r e p o r t ofNo M i n t e r e s t i n g r e a d i n g . o The b e s t f a c t u a l r e r ; o r t , i n o u r o p i n i o n , gppeared i n t h e " C e n t r a l i aS e n t i n e l , t C e n t r b l i a , I l l . , J u l y 24, and was g i v e n i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t ha r e p o r t of t h e MJFON skywatcn and p i c n i c h e l d a t C a r l y l e Lake. Y e s t e r d a y members of t h e h i d w e s t U O Network g o t t h e f u l l rbn-down Fon t h e s e r i e s of monster s i e h t i n g s which have a t t r a c t e d n a t i o n w i d ea t t e n t i o n t o t h e a r e a around L o u i s i a n a , l h i s s o u r i , where two c h i l d r e nr e p o r t e d s e e i n g a t a l l , h a i r y monster on J u l y 1 . 1 Although t h e c h i l d r e n s r e p o r t h a s r e c e i v e d more publicity, JohnS c h u e s s l e r o f 0fFa11011, I l i s s o u r i t o l d t h e assembled p i c n i c k e r s t h a ta s i m i l a r monster was s e e n a t Q u i v e r H i v e r S t a t e P a r k , n e a r Troy,on June 30. The Troy s i g h t i n g , p l u s two o t h e r r e p o r t s from 1971, nowl e n d more c r e d e n c e t o t h e H a r r i s o n c h i l d r e n s s t o r y , which h a s beenr e g c r d e d a s a hoax by some. S c h u e s s l e r , who had j u s t r e t u r n e d from t h e Q u i v e r R i v e r P a r k , gavet h e f o l l o w i n g a c c o u n t of t h e e a r l i e r s i g h t i n g . On June 30, two youngmen were f i s h i n g i n t h e Q u i v e r R i v e r a t t h e f o o t of a s t e e p b l u f f .One of t h e men looked upstream and saw a l a r g e h a i r y i n d i v i d u a l wad-i n g a c r o s s t h e s t r e a m , a b o u t 150 f e e t away. As h e watched, t h e c r e a t u r e , which had been up t o h i s a r m p i t s i nt h e w a t e r , emerged on t h e o t h e r s i d e ; and he saw t h a t it was n o t ah i p p i e a s he had o r i g i n a l l y t h o u g h t , b u t a l a r g e h a i r y a n i m a l w i t hs l o p i n g s h o u l d e r s . Both h e and h i s companion t o o k o f f t h r o u g h t h ewoods and immediately r e p o r t e d t h e i n c i d e n t t o t h e p a r k r a n g e r . About f i v e m i n u t e s e a r l i e r , a n o t h e r c o u p l e who were f i s h i n g 250f e e t u p s t r e a m , h e a r d " g r u n t s and g r o a n s , l i k e a man i n p a i n w andwere s o unnerved by t h e sounds t h a t t h e y s t o p p e d f i s h i n g a l s o andh a s t i l y l e f t t h e woods. They t o o r e p o r t e d t h e i n c i d e n t , and as e a r c h p a r t y was organized. However, n o t h i n g was found e x c e p t al a r g e 3-toed f o o t p r i n t ; and no one t o o k a p l a s t e r c a s t of t h e i m -pression. The s i g h t i n g o f t h e monster a t Q u i v e r R i v e r Pbrk may be r e l a t e dt o t h e L o u i s i a n a c a s e , which h a l t e r Andrus, M F N D i r e c t o r , s a y s i s UO" d e f i n i t e l y n o t a hoax g e n e r a t e d by children. kndrus had j u s t r e -t u r n e d from L o u i s i a n a , a f t e r i n t e r v i e w i n g t h e Edgar H a r r i s o n f a m i l y ;and he d i s p l a y e d a s k e t c h done by D o r i s H s r r i s o n , 1 5 , one of t h ec h i l d r e n who saw t h e c r e a t u r e . From t h e drawing, i t looked q u i t es i m i l a r t o t h e Q u i v e r Hiver animal. The monster was f i r s t s e e n by T e r r y H a r r i s o n , 8, when he was o u ti n t h e backyard which i s n e a r a h e a v i l y wooded p a r t of town. Accord-i n g t o T e r r y s s t o r y , t h e c r e a t u r e was a b o u t 7 f e e t f a l l , coveredw i t h h a i r and had no d i s t i n g u i s h a b l e f a c i a l f e a t u r e s . It was c a r r y -i n g a s m a l l b l a c k dog umler i t s arm; and t h e dog was b l e e d i n g . ( C o n t i n u e d on n e x t p a g e ) 5
  7. 7. "Terry became s o f r i g h t e n e d , " s a i d Andrus, t h a t he r a n i n t o t h e house. A t a b o u t t h e same t i m e , h i s s i s t e r , D o r i s , looked o u t t h ebathroom window, saw t h e c r e a t u r e r e t r e a t i n g i n t o t h e b r u s h and be- came h y s t e r i c a l . S i n c e Mrs. H a r r i s o n was t o o f r i g h t e n e d t o s t a y i n t h e house, s h eand some o f h e r n i n e c h i l d r e n s l e p t a t t h e f a m i l y r e s t a u r a n t , w h i l et h e men k e p t a two-night v i g i l hoping t o s p o t t h e monster. Bothn i g h t s , r e p o r t e d Andrus, t h e men h e a r d howls and sounds of something c r a s h i n g t h r o u g h t h e underbrush, b u t t h e y were unable t o s p o t t h e creature with t h e i r flashlights. I n t r a i l i n g t h e b e a s t , however, t h e y n o t i c e d a s i c k e n i n g o d o r ," l i k e a dead h o r s e , " which was s o n a u s e a t i n g t h a t one of t h e H a r r i -s o n boys became ill. The f o l l o w i n g n i g h t , J u l y 1 2 , a group of hunt-e r s and 1 5 dogs t u r n e d o u t t o a s s i s t i n t h e s e a r c h . But a l t h o u g h t h ehowls c o n t i n u e d , t h e dogs r e f u s e d t o go i n t o t h e woods. Meanwhile, continued Andrus, Mrs. H a r r i s o n was s t i l l z r a i d t or e t u r n home, b u t on J u l y 14, f o l l o w i n g a P e n e c o s t a l church s e r v i c ea t t h e H a r r i s o n home, s h e consented t o remain i n t h e house. A s h o r tt i m e l a t e r , b l o o d - c u r d l i n g screams were heard coming from t h e woods;and t h e e n t i r e H a r r i s o n f a m i l y , numbering 1 p e o p l e , . p i l e d i n t o t i l e i r 11968 Plymouth and sped i n t o town, j u s t a s 50 more neighbors a r r i v e df o r t h e n i g h t l y watch. The f o l l o w i n g n i g h t 150 armed c i t i z e n s showed up a t t h e H z r r i s o nhome r e a d y t o o f f e r t h e i r a s s i s t a n c e , b u t l e f t a t the r e q u e s t of t h ecounty s h e r i f f who remained himself t h r o u g h the n i g h t w i t h o u t h e a r i n g -anything. The s i g h t i n g of t h e M i s s o u r i Monster, o r M M a s John S c h u e s s l e r o oh a s dubbed i t , may be r e l a t e d t o an i n c i d e n t which was p u b l i s h e d i nSAGA magazine l a s t year. S c h u e s s l e r i s p r e s e n t l y t r y i n g t o f i n d t h etwo young women who r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a h a i r y monster w h i l e t h e y werep i c n i c k i n g n e a r L o u i s i a n a a y e a r ago. According t o t h e a r t i c l e , S c h u e s s l e r s a i d , t h e animal came o u t o ft h e woods, f r i g h t e n i n g t h e g i r l s , who locked themselves i n t h e i r c a r .While t h e y w a t c h e d , t h e monster devoured t h e i r p i c n i c l u n c h ; and wasf i n a l l y s c a r e d away a f t e r t h e y r e p e a t e d l y blew t h e horn. Another s i m i l a r i n c i d e n t was r e p o r t e d t o S c h e u s s l e r on F r i d a y n i g h tf o l l o w i n g h i s appearance on a . S t . Louis t e l e v i s i o n program. k womanc a l l e r t o l d S c h e u s s l e r t h a t a y e a r ago, h e r husband had been f i s h i n gn e a r t h e i r c a b i n a t F o l e y , M i s s o u r i , when he was t e r r i f i e d by a l a r g eshaggy c r e a t u r e which came up out of t h e water. "Weve been t e a s i n g him a b o u t it," t h e l a d y t o l d S c h e u s s l e r " b u tnow were n o t s o sure." f End of W e n t r a l i a S e n t i n e l " According t o many news c l i p p i n g s , people l i v i n g i n t h e Louisianaa r e a k e p t c h i l d r e n a t home and locked t h e i r homes a t n i g h t . Withs o many "lookingw f o r a s t r a n g e c r e a t u r e , i t f o l l o w s t h a t many andv a r i e d r e p o r t s were made t o t h e news media., One man r e p o r t e d t h e c r e a t u r e walked up behind h i s s m a l l f o r e i g nc a r and l i f t e d it up. He s a i d t h e h a i r y b l a c k monster dropped t h ec a r and r a n away. Two young boys h i k i n g t o l d p o l i c e t h e y saw t h e c r e a t u r e , r e s e m b l i n ga b e a r , s t a n d i n g i n t h e woods. They d i d n t g e t a good l o o k , t h e y s a i d ,because t h e monster growled and t h e y s t e r t e d running. Shelby Ward, c h i e f of t h e L o u i s i a n a P o l i c e department s a i d nob e a r s have been s i g h t e d i n t h e county i n r e c e n t y e a r s . However, youre d i t o r heard on a S e d a l i a , Mo. TV news r e p o r t t h a t a woman i n L o u i s i -ana r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a brown b e a r n e a r h e r g a r b a g e c a n s , j u s t twob l o c k s from t h e l a t e s t c r e a t u r e r e p o r t . (Continued on n e x t page), 6
  8. 8. A p l a s t e r c ~ s was made of f o o t p r i n t s , b e l i e v e d t o b e t h o s e of t h e tc r e a t u r e , and d e s c r i b e d a s b e i n g n i n e by s e v e n i n c h e s w i t h f o u r o rf i v e t o e s coming o u t o f a palm-like base. Lawrence C u r t i s , o f t h eOklahoma C i t y zoo, examined t h e c a s t s and s a i d t h e y a r e f a k e s "andn o t v e r y good f a k e s , a t t h a t . " A woman r e p o r t e d s h e was aware of something w a l k i n g p a s t h e r win-dow and she went o u t s i d e , b u t saw n o t h i n g . She d i d n o t i c e a r a n ks m e l l permeating t h e a i r . I l l i n o i s S t a t e P o l i c e t h o u g h t t h e y might have cracked t h e c a s ewhen two t r o o p e r s r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a g r e e n , l o n g - t a i l e d "somethingnd i s a p p e s r i n g i n t o t h e woods n e a r New Canton l a t e J u l y 27. An i n v e s -t i g a t i o n n e t t e d a u t h o r i t i e s 12 young men and a d r a g o n costume. P o l i c el a t e r s a i d t h e r e was no c o n n e c t i o n between t h e New Canton d r a g o n and~Ioi"10. The F l h e n t e r e d t h e c z s e when bloMo was r e p o r t e d s i g h t e d n e a r ap r i v ~ t el a n d i n g f i e l d c l o s e t o L o u i s i a n a and a g a i n a t Haerr F i e l da t Taylor. The F A A t o l d e i r p o r t o f f i c i a l s and p i l o t s t o watch f o rany u n i d e n t i f i e d o b j e c t which might have b r o u g h t HOMO t o e a r t h . " I no u r p r o f e s s i o n you have t o check e v e r y t h i n g , " s a i d P h i l i p Maxted,a n o f f l c i a l a t t h e h u i n c y , I l l . f l i g h t s t a t i o n . "The g e n e r a l o p i n i o ni s t h a t t h e monster i s a joke, b u t one n e v e r knows." On bednesday, J u l y 25, a n e a r l y morning j o g g e r i n C a i r o , I l l . ,more t h a n 200 m i l e s down r i v e r from L o u i s i a n a , r e p o r t e d he had s e e na t a l l , w h i t e monster. James D a l e , p o l i c e commissioner, and h i s menchecked and found n o t h i n g . A f t e r t h i s , Dale s a i d , anyone r e p o r t i n g amonster w i l l heve t o submit t o a b r e a t h a n a l y s i s t e s t t o d e t e r m i n ewhether he h a s been d r i n k i n g . On Thursday n i g h t , J u l y 26, E a s t P e o r i a , Ill. p o l i c e s a i d "twor e l i a b l e c i t i z e n s n r e p o r t e d s e e i n g MoMo. "He had l o n g , g r e y U-shapede a r s , a r e d mouth w i t h s h a r p t e e t h , thumbs w i t h l o n g second j o i n t sand looked l l k e a c r o s s between a n ape and a cave man," t h e y s a i d . k e l i k e t h e c a r t o o n by John F i s c h e t t i i n "The Chicago Daily*Newsmshowing a shaggy c r e a t u r e s t a n d i n g a g a i n s t a background of s t e a m i n gg a r b a g e , f o u l s t r e a m , and b l a c k smoke p o u r i n g from f a c t o r y smokes t a c k s . The c r e a t u r e s a y s , "People s a y i n g I s m e l l bad--THEY s h o u l dt a l k . " (Thanks, ivir. h i l l e r ) To c o n c l u d e , we have a n o t h e r a r t i c l e from t h e " C e n t r a l i a S e n t i n e l np o i n t i n g o u t t h a t MoMo, i f found i s wanted by t h e I n t e r n a l RevenueS e r v i c e , t h e S e l e c t i v e S e r v i c e A d m i n i s t r a t i o n and t h e Bureau o f I m m i -g r a t i o n s n d N a t u r a l i z a t i o n . "It" w i l l have t o f i l e a t a x r e t u r n ; i fbetween 18 and 35 y e a r s of a g e , r e g i s t e r w i t h S e l e c t i v e S e r v i c e ; andi f a n a l i e n , w i l l have t o d e e l w i t h t h e Bureau of N a t u r a l i z a t i o n andImmigration. If M M i s a n a l i e n from a n o t h e r p l a n e t , he could be d os u b j e c t t o d e p o r t a t i o n - - i f N S w i l l h e l p w i t h t r a n s p o r t a t i o n . Well, AAno wonder M M is l o o k i n g f o r a b e t t e r h i d i n g p l a c e . o oSource: C e n t r a l i a S e n t i n e l , Chicago D a i l y News, S t . L o u i s Post-Dis-p a t c h , S e d a l i a C a p i t a l , H a r r i s b u r g P a t r i o t , Kansas C i t y Times, S t .Louis Globe-Democrat, Decatur Review, Bowling Green Times and T u l s aDaily.C r e d i t s : C a r o l Armstrong, J o e B r i l l , R o s e t t a Holmes, Thomas Miller,Ruth B z i r d , Huth Gamble, John S c h u e s s l e r , W a l t e r Andrus, Lou F a r i s h ,14amie S h o r t , J o e Gurney and Maurice Thien--and a n y o t h e r s who mayhave s e n t i n news s t o r i e s s i n c e t h i s a r t i c l e was w r i t t e n f o r SAYLOOK.To a l l - - i f t h e r e i s more news a b o u t MdMo, p l e a s e c o n t i n u e t o send i nr e p o r t s . Ye Ed.
  9. 9. Hoax Suspected i n U O Photos F E d i t o r s Note: I n t h e May 1972 i s s u e of SKYLOOK we , along witho t h e r u f o z i n e s , published a r e p o r t o f a "UFO Photographed Over Mart,Texasn from t h e "Waco News-Tribunen and t h e "Mart Heraldt1 whose photo-g r a p h s showed a saucer-shaped, domed o b j e c t above power l i n e s . Data-Net (7900 Harvard Drive, Ben Lomond, C a l i f . , 95005) J o C l a r k sf i n e u f o z i n e , a l s o published r e p o r t s , b u t d i d some follow-up i n v e s t i -g a t i n g ( a n o t h e r r e a s o n it I S a finen magazine) and we q u o t e fromJ e r r y Johnsons r e p o r t i n t h e June i s s u e of Data-Net: 27 May 1972 - A f t e r s e v e r a l hours of i n t e r v i e w i n g Les R o l l of Mart,Texas and examining h i s hotographs of a disk-shaped o b j e c t made on 827 Feb 72 ( s e e DATA-NET 57, p. 18, and #59, ~ . 7 ) ,a u t h o r and U O r e -s e a r c h e r Ray S t a n f o r d came away convinced t h a t t h e s i g h t i n g was a Fhoax. S t a n f o r d asked m t o convey h i s f e e l i n g s t o DATA-NET, which ehad g i v e n R o l l s s i g h t i n g much p u b l i c i t y i n a n a r t i c l e by N r . TommyR. Blann a p p e a r i n g i n Report #59, May 1972. Ray S t a n f o r d became i n t e r e s t e d i n t h i s s i g h t i n g r e p o r t a f t e r somep e r s o n a l communication from Tommy B ~ M , and Les R o l l was i n v i t e d t oS t a n f o r d s home i n Austin. R o l l b r b g h t w i t h him t h e o r i g i n a l P o l a r o i dp r i n t s of photographs he t o o k from h i s porch of an o b j e c t a l l e g e d t ob e 500 f e e t a c r o s s and from 5 m i l e s d i s t a n t i n t h e f i r s t photo t o n o tc l o s e r t h a n 1 and 1/2 m i l e s i n t h e l a t e r s h o t s . A "man" i s supposedt o b e v i s i b l e w i t h i n a "domen on t o p of t h i s o b j e c t , a l t h o u g h if t h eo b j e c t s s i z e and d d s t a n c e e s t i m a t e s were c o r r e c t , t h i s f i g u r e of a manwould have t o be enormous. S t a n f o r d r e p o r t s t h a t t h e f i r s t t h i n g he n o t i c e d about t h e w i t n e s s p i c t u r e s was t h a t t h e y had been c u t a p a r t w i t h s c i s s o r s . The t o p 1/2t o 2/3 of one was missing. Another had i t s t o p c u t o f f a s w e l l , p l u st h e two s i d e s of t h e p r i n t were c u t a t such a n a n g l e t h a t t h e remainigp o r t i o n was more narrow a t t h e t o p t h a n a t t h e bottom. A l l of t h ephotos had been c u t i n t h i s manner immediately above t h e image of t h enUFO.n S t a n f o r d b e l i e v e s t h i s was done t o h i d e t h e s u p p o r t f o r a w i r e o r s t r i n g h o l d i n g a s m a l l model d i s k . There i s no atmospheric d i f f u s i o n i n any of t h e photos ( a s t h e r ewould be i f t h e o b j e c t were any d i s t a n c e away from t h e camera a s r e -p o r t e d by R o l l ) . The l i n e s a r e s h a r p , t h e shadows a d a r k black. Thephotographs, s a i d S t a n f o r d , show an o b j e c t a p p a r e n t l y n o t more t h a n 8f e e t away. The photos a l s o r e v e a l an i n c o n s i s t e n c y w i t h R o l l s s t o r yof s t e p p i n g off t h e porch w h i l e t a k i n g them. Power l i n e s i n t h e back-ground of t h e l a t e r s h o t s a r e a t such a n a n g l e t h a t t h e photographermust have s t e p p e d up o n t o something. The p l a s t i c dome of t h e "spaces h i p n i s a l m o s t unmistakably f o o d wrap suspended by a bent wire. Even a f t e r he had taken t h e photographs, R o l l had t o l d r e p o r t e r st h a t he d i d n o t b e l i e v e i n f l y i n g s a u c e r s , and had n o t r e a d books ont h e s u b j e c t . But i n Ray S t a n f o r d s home, R o l l compared h i s e x p e r i e n c ew i t h t h o s e of George Adamski, Dan Fry e t c . and e x h i b i t e d some knowledgeof U O l o r e , p a r t i c u l a r l y t h e c o n t a c t e e a s p e c t . F Ray S t a n f o r d a l s o i n t e r v i e w e d Tommy B l a m , who s e n t t h e r e p o r t s onR o l l s s i g h t i n g t o DATA-NET. S t a n f o r d s a i d t h a t Blann would be " p r e d i s -posed t o a c c e p t t h i s t y p e of c l a i m a s genuine, "due t o what he d e s c r i b e s a s a " s t r o n g b e l i e f i n c a s e s of t e l e p a t h i c communication w i t h space-men, w i t n e s s e s who c l a i m r e p e a t e d close-range s i g h t i n g s etc.n I t cameo u t t h a t a power f a i l u r e " e x a c t l y 25 minutesn a f t e r t h e s i g h t i n g ( s e eB l a n n t s r e p o r t i n DATA-NET #59, P. 7 ) could b e p l a c e d no s o o n e r t h a ns e v e r a l hours a f t e r t h e a l l e g e d i n c i d e n t , and no c o n n e c t i o n w i t h UFOs (Continued on n e x t page) 8
  10. 10. i s a p p a r e n t . The "animal r e a c t i o n 1 # mentioned a l s o seems t o havel i t t l e connection w i t h any U O i n c i d e n t . F S i g n i f i c a n t l y , no o t h e r person i n t h e a r e a on t h i s Sunday morningsaw t h e huge o b j e c t , a s it "zig-zagged" i n t h e sky long enough f o r LesR o l l t o r e e n t e r h i s house, g e t h i s camera, s h o o t and t e a r - o f f t h e t h r e ed i s p u t e d photographs. The o t h e r central-Texas s i g h t i n g s mentioned i nBlanns r e p o r t have no connection w i t h t h e photograph c a s e , and j u s tmight be genuine. N photographic evidence of U O a c t i v i t y c a n b e a c c e p t e d u n l e s s it o Fi s supported by t h e i n t e g r i t y of t h e w i t n e s s e s involved. Ray S t z n f o r dh a s interviewed t h e people d i r e c t l y involved w i t h t h i s c a s e , and I amr e p o r t i n g h i e o b s e r v a t i o n s and opinions. Your A s s i s t a n t C o n t r o l r e -s e r v e s opinion on t h e m a t t e r u n t i l given a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o examinet h e o r i g i n a l photographs. I do f e e l a t t h i s t i m e t h a t $2.00 f o r oneof t h e c o p i e s b e i n g s o l d by M r . Blann would b e a waste.U O i n Wisconsin Reported by Bress and Radio F Shawano, Wis., J u l y 29, 1972--County a u t h o r i t i e s i n Shawano andWaupaca Counties r e p o r t e d s i g h t i n g u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t s andone deputy s h e r i f f i n Shawano County watched a glowing b a l l h i g h i n t h ea i r f o r more t h a n 30 minutes a c c o r d i n g t o h i s d e s k s e r g e a n t today. Deputy S h e r i f f Ted ~ i t c h e i l ,desk s e r g e a n t a t Shawano, s a i d one ofh i s men r e p o r t e d s e e i n g e a r l y today a U O about $00 f e e t i n t h e a i r Fa t a d i s t a n c e of about two m i l e s and s a i d it looked l i k e a " b r i g h tv o l l e y b a l l . lt "From two m i l e s away," M i t c h e l l s a i d D n o u rdeputy s a i d it looked aboutt h e s i z e of a v o l l e y b a l l . It was moving i n a s i g z a g manner and hec o u l d n t t e l l how f a s t i t was going." M i t c h e l l r e f u s e d t o g i v e t h e name of t h e deputy because he had j u s tgone home t o bed a f t e r f i n i s h i n g h i s s h i f t .S o ~ r c e : ~ K e n o s hNewsw C r e d i t : F r a n c i s J. Reich, who informs u s o t h e r anewspapers and r a d i o and TV s t a t i o n s gave t h e U O coverage "which is Ft h e f i r s t t i m e i n years." Also, A. R o u t h i e a w , of Green Bay, Wis.a Reports Made on Boston Radio Talk Show Barry Greenwood, of S o m e r v i l l e , Mass., one of our new s u b s c r i b e r s ,r e p o r t s t h e f o l l o w i n g U O s i g h t i n g s r e p o r t e d on WBZ r a d i o i n Bosbon Fr e c e n t l y and is t r y i n g t o g e t more information on t h e b r i e f t e l e p h o n ecalls. 1949 - UFOs s e e n by t h r e e w i t n e s s e s b o a t i n g on Lake Mouranikok( p h o n e t i c s p e l l i n g ) i n Winthrop, Maine. Reports published i n Press. J u l y 26, 1972 - While playing Lacrosse i n a s c h o o l yard n e a r Toron-t o , Canada, Hick Groove and t h r e e o t h e r w i t n e s s e s s i g h t e d a s p i n n i n go b j e c t w i t h a s e r i e s of l i g h t s around it. The o b j e c t moved i n as t r a i g h t l i n e a s t h e l i g h t s b l i n k e d o f f and on. Time: 8:30. Duration:5 minutes. Objects a l s o r e p o r t e d near Ottawa and i n Ottawa Bress. Champagne, I l l i n o i s r e p o r t e d a s i g h t i n g of a r i n g of l i g h t s . Do send i n Y U U O r e p o r t t o SKYLOOK. If sending newspaper OR Fc l i p p i n g , g i v e name of paper and d a t e of p u b l i c a t i o n , please. 9
  11. 11. Large U O "Launchesn S m a l l e r Ones h e r S t . Louis County F A l a r g e U O was observed o v e r highway i n t e r s e c t i o n of 1-55 and FUnion Road i n t h e s o u t h S t . Louis County a r e a , a b o u t 8 : 3 0 . P M J u l y22. Observed by t h r e e c h i l d r e n , i t was r e p o r t e d t o hoger L e y e r s ,a n a s s o c i a t e o f t h e S t . L o u i s U O s t u d y g r o u p ; and it was l e a r n e d Fl a t e r t h a t 13 t e l e p h o n e c c l l s were made t o r a d i o s t a t i o n KXOh byothers reporting t h e object. M e l i s s a Hamilton, 9, Nancy Dunham, 1 0 , and J a c k i e Purdom, g,were a t M e l i s s a s home (749 R e g i n a ) when t h e y saw t h e o b j e c t s .An o b j e c t descended from t h e n o r t h , t h e n hovered and a p p e s r e d t or o t a t e s l o w l y a s it launched s e p a r a t e l y f i v e s m a l l e r o b j e c t s .The l a r g e o b j e c t was d e s c r i b e d by t h e c h i l d r e n a s " t h 6 s i z e ands h a p e of a f o o t b a l l i n t h e sky" and g o l d i n c o l o r . The s c ~ a l l e ro b j e c t s , round and w h i t e , a p p e a r e d t o be a b o u t 1 / 1 2 t h t h e s i z eof t h e l a r g e one. A f t e r h o v e r i n g f o r a few s e c o n d s , t h e o b j e c t sa l l l e f t a t t h e s a n e t i m e - - t h e l a r g e one g o i n g s t r a i g h t up w i t h al o u d , c r a c k i n g sound; one s m a l l e r o b j e c t g o i n g n o r t h , a n o t h e r s o u t hand t h r e e e a s t i n t h e d i r e c t i o n o f t h e o b s e r v e r s , b u t on a r i s i n gplane, s o they disappeared before reaching t h e children. The c h i l d r e n immediately r e p o r t e d what t h e y had s e e n t o Eleycrs,who t h e n c o n t a c t e d rim. F. C h r i s t i a n , S r . , a IWFON S t z t e s e c t i o nDirector. S c a n n i n g t h e s k y w i t h lox b i n o c u l a r s r e v e a l e d o n l y t h e c o n t r a i l ofa h i g h f l y i n g SAC bomber n o t t h e p l a n e i t s e l f . The sky was c l e a r ,temperature i n t h e high ACTS; t h e sun wss s e t t i n g and t h e r e was nowind a t ground o r t r e e t o p l e v e l . A c a l l was made t o t h e newsroomof r a d i o s t a t i o n KXOK a t g : 5 5and it was l e a r n e d two o t h e r c a l l s had been r e c e i v e d , r e p o r t i n g t h eU O s e e n f r o m 2 b a l l f i e l d a b o u t a m i l e and h a l f from t h e c h i l d r e n s Fobservation point. On t h e f o l l o w i n g Monday a n o t h e r check was made a t t h e r a d i o s t ~ t i o nand t h e c a l l e r t o l d t h a t a t o t a l o f 13 c e l l s i ~ r lbeen r e c e i v e d S a t -u r d a y e v e n i n g r e g a r d i n g t n e s i g h t i n g ; b u t a s no x m e s had been t a k e n ,t h e i n v e s t i g a t o r was u n a b l e t o o b t a i n t h e i r c o n f i r m a t i o n 2nd p c s s i b l ea d d i t i o n a l d e s c r i p t i o n of t h e o b j e c t s seen. I t was l e a r n e d t h a t n o t h i n g had been observed on r a d a r , and t h e r ehad been no SAC r e - f u e l i n g o v e r t h e c i t y o r p a r e c h u t e jumps ( c l e a r -ance must be g r a n t e d f o r s u c h from Lembert F i e l d ) . h c e l l t o t h eC i t y of S t . L o u i s A i r P o l l u t i o n c o n t r o l b r o u g h t o u t t n e t t h e iJktromexS t u d y had n o t p u t up any g a s b a l l o o n s :>tt h a t time. A t t h i s time t h e o b j e c t s s e e n remein u n i d e n t i f i e d . I t i s hoped f u r t h e ri n f o r m a t i o n w i l l come i n f r o m o t h e r s s e e i n g t h e o b e c t s .C r e d i t : Vim. F. C h r i s t i a n . Also t h a n k s t o E.. L . IIom%roska.~=------=---5---=------------------------------------.LThe O H I O U O REPORTER, e d i t e d by B o n i t a Homan a t Route 3 , k n k e e Road, FMiddletown, Ohio, 45042 a p p e a r s i n f r e q u e n t l y , b u t i s w e l l w o r t hw a i t i n g f o r . The January-February-Mfrch 1972 i s s u e w s s delbyed be-c a u s e r e a s o n s of h e a l t h , and Xrs. Roman s t a t e s p u b l i c a t i o n w i l l nowbe on a q u a r t e r l y b a s i s . The i s s u e mentioned c o n t a i n s 36 pages of f i n eU O r e p o r t s , w r i t t e n i n Bonnies u s u a l e x c e l l e n t s t y l e . A sample copy Fi s 50 c e n t s and a y e a r s s u b s c r i p b i o n i s $3. T h i s u f o z i n e h a s always been one of o u r f a v o r i t e s , and we hope it w i l l be around f o r a l o n g , l o n g time.--Ye Ed. 10
  12. 12. I l l i n o i s Family R e p o r t s S t r a n g e E x p e r i e n c e i n 1968 The X f a m i l y of C e n t r a l i a , I l l i n o i s , r e c e n t l y r e p o r t e d a coupleo f unnerving W O - r e l a t e d e x p e r i e n c e s on t h e i r f a r m i n t h e s p r i n go f 1968. A n e a r l y a s t h e y c a n r e c a l l , t h e f i r s t happening was i n May. It swas a b o u t one o c l o c k i n t h e morning when Mrs. X was awakened fromh e r s l e e p by t h e s t r a n g e a c t i o n o f t h e l i g h t s on t h e e l e c t r i c f e n c ec h a r g e r . On l e a v i n g h e r bed t o i n v e s t i g a t e s h e found t h e e n t i r e a r e awas b a t h e d - i n a b r i l l i a n t orange-white l i g h t a p p a r e n t l y e m i t t e d bya n o b j e c t l o c a t e d almost d i r e c t l y o v e r t h e house a s it moved i n fromt h e n o r t h w e s t , t h e n t o o k a p o s i t i o n due e a s t o f t h e house and hoveredt h e r e a p p r o x i m t e l y 10-15 minutes. It t h e n moved due s o u t h of t h ehouse, hovered a g a i n f o r a b o u t f i v e minutes, t h e n s i m p l y vanished. During t h e e n t i r e i n c i d e n t Mrs. X never a c t u a l l y saw t h e o b j e c ti t s e l f , only t h e i n t e n s e l y b r i l l i a n t l i g h t . The n e x t morning Mrs. X awoke w i t h a f u z z y r e c o l l e c t i o n of t h e i n -c i d e n t , a s if s h e had dreamed it. But when s h e went o u t s i d e t h e house,s h e d i s c o v e r e d some amazing e v i d e n c e t h a t q u i c k l y d i s p e l l e d any n o t i o nt h a t t h e i n c i d e n t had been a dream. There i s a t r e e l i n e n o r t h w e s t of t h e house ( t h e t r e e s runriing e a s t -w e s t ) and whatever caused t h e b r i l l i a n t l i g h t had burned a p a t h t h r o u g ht h e t r e e s . A l l t h e l e a v e s on t h e t r e e s i n t h e p a t h w i l t e d and d i e d ,a s i f t h e y had been s c a l d e d . L a t e r t h e s e t r e e s grew new l e a v e s anda r e s t i l l growing today. The same f a t e f e l l t o some t r e e s n e a r a hogpen e a s t of t h e house. Two o f t h e s e t r e e s d i e d and a t h i r d h a s d i e dsince. That morning t h e c h i l d r e n missed t h e s c h o o l bus b e c a u s e , a s t h e yd i s c o v e r e d , a l l c l o c k s and watches i n t h e house were f i v e minutesslow. b u t t h e n e x t d i s c o v e r y t h e X f a m i l y made proved t o be t h emost i m p o r t a n t , a s t h e y saw t h e m a t t e r . One of t h e i r brood sows hadvanished from t h e hog pen--the same pen o v e r which t h e l i g h t e do b j e c t had hovered f o r a t l e a s t 1 0 minutes. The X s d i d n o t t r y t os u g g e s t t h a t p o s s i b l e occupants of a U O had l i f t e d t h e s o y , b u t Ft h e r e was no e v i d e n c e t o i n d i c a t e t h e h o g had broken o u t of t h e penand t h e X f a m i l y cannot b e l i e v e t h a t anyone c o u l d have caught andremoved it w i t h o u t c a u s i n g alarm. The second i n c i d e n t o c c u r r e d l e s s t h a n a month l a t e r . M r . X anda companion were i n some t i m b e r n o r t h w e s t of t h e house where t h e yhad a c l o s e range s i g h t i n g of a hat-shaped UFO. lrihile n o t c l o s e e n 0 u p . hconsiderable d e t a i l of - t h e object .t o judge e x a c t d i s t a n c e and s i z e , t h e y were n e a r enough t o o b s e r v e It had p o r t h o l e s which were i l l u m i n a t e d from w i t h i n by b r i l l i a n tw h i t e l i g h t s and t h e r e were r e d and w h i t e r u n n i n g l i g h t s on e a c h end.When f i r s t s i g h t e d t h e c r a f t was moving west and t o t h e n o r t h o f t h eo b s e r v e r s . It s t o p p e d , hovered f o r a few moments, t h e n r e t r a c e d i t sp a t h t o t h e e a s t and d i s a p p e a r e d i n t h e t r e e s . M r . X and h i s com-panion n o t i c e d t h a t t h e c r a f t e m i t t e d a h i g h - p i t c h e d whining sound. Mrs. X d i d n o t s e e t h i s c r a f t , b u t noted i t s p r e s e n c e when ito b v i o u s l y f l e w q u i t e n e a r t h e house. She s a i d t h e house shook l i k e as o n i c boom had h i t it and s h e a l s o h e a r d a h i g h - p i t c h e d sound. Whenlooked o u t a n open window and f e l t some " i n v i s i b l e s u b s t a n c e " f l o a ti n t h e window and on t o h e r arms. T h i s caused a b u r n i n g and t i n g l i n gs e n s a t i o n , and s h e a l s o became q u i t e di-zzy and t o s i t down f o r a fewm i n u t e s u n t i l t h e a d v e r s e e f f e c t s passed away.C r e d i t : T e r r y Turner. * 4 4 * 11
  13. 13. Aerospace W r i t e r f o r CHICAGO TODAY S e e s a UFO! P e t e r Reich, a e r o s p a c e w r i t e r f o r "Chicago Todayn saw h i s f i r s t UFO Wednesday, J u l y 19, 1972 and wrote a four-column a r t i c l e a b o u t it i n t h e n e x t d a y s i s s u e o f t h e newspaper. He wrote: "1 had t u r n e d o u t t h e l i g h t p r i o r t o r e t i r i n g f o r t h e evening. I had s e t t h e a l a r m and t h e i l l u m i n a t e d c l o c k r e a d 10:42 - p.m. "I looked o u t t h e window p r i o r t o c l o s i n g m e y e s when I saw i t - - a y b l i n k i n g r e d l i g h t much l i k e t h e f l a s h i n g a n t i - c o l l i s i o n l i g h t on a i r - craft. It was g o i n g from n o r t h t o s o u t h e a s t o v e r Lake Michigan. "1 have no i d e a how h i g h it was, b u t it was w e l l above t h e l e v e l of m windows which a r e on t h e 3 8 t h f l o o r . I n c i d e n t a l l y , t h e windows f a c e y n o r t h and p r o v i d e a n u n o b s t r u c t e d view o f Lake Nichipan and t h e sky. "The n i g h t was c l e a r enough f o r m t o s e e s e v e r a l s t a r s toward t h e e northeast. "What caught m a t t e n t i o n a b o u t t h e f l a s h i n g r e d l i g h t was t h a t it y was t r a v e l i n g a t a n i n c r e d i b l y h i g h speed. Again, it i s d i f f i c u l t t o g u e s s how f a s t , b u t I would l i k e n it t o t h e a p p a r e n t speed of a 600 m.p.h. j e t f l y i n g by a t a d i s t a n c e of no more t h a n h a l f a m i l e . I have s e e n many j e t s a t t h a t d i s t a n c e , s o I know t h e speed. "The p o i n t i s , a i r p l a n e s n e v e r f l y t h a t c l o s e t o o u r building--and b e s i d e s , t h i s m y s t e r i o u s r e d l i g h t d i d something no a i r c r a f t could do. A s it f l ~ s h e d from n o r t h t o s o u t h e a s t , it s u d d e n l y s t o p p e d , r e v e r s - ed c o u r s e s h a r p l y , and appeared t o f l y a l o n g a downwerd curve i n t h e opposite direction! " A s it approached a p o i n t n e a r what would be t h e h o r i z o n i n d a y l i g h t , it s u d d e n l y b l i n k e d o u t and d i s a p p e a r e d ." Reich went on t o s a y he h a s s e e n most of t h e o b j e c t s t h a t account f o r most o f t h e " f l y i n g s a u c e r " r e p o r t s , b u t he had n e v e r b e f o r e s e e n any o b j e c t " t h a t behaved s o c o n t r a r y t o t h e laws of physics." Reich mentioned c h a t t i n g w i t h D r . J. A l l e n Hynek a few months ago and t e l l i n g him " t h a t i f t h e r e r e a l l y were something t o UFOs, I wouldt h i n k it about t i m e , a f t e r 20 y e a r s of w r i t i n g a b o u t them, t h a t I would e n c o u n t e r one. H l a u g h i n g l y r e p l i e d , Well, nsybe you w i l l one e d a y soon. L a s t n i g h t , I did." P e t e r Reich h a s won 1 major awards, i n c l u d i n g b o t h of t h e n a t i o n s 1 h i g h e s t p r i z e s f o r a e r o s p a c e r e p o r t i n g and w r i t i n g . C r e d i t : J o e B r i l l and Thomas E. M i l l e r .U O Seen i n M a s s a c h u s e t t s F Paul Kamp, a p h a r m a c o l o g i s t s a s s i s t a n t and f o r m e r A i r F o r c e l i e u t -e n a n t and Coast Guard p e t t y o f f i c e r , a r r i v e d home a t Dog Lsne Hoad,M a r s h f i e l d , a b o u t 7 PM, Monday, J u l y 3 , 1972, t o f i n d h i s w i f e , fam-i l y and n e i g h b o r s s t a r i n g skyward. They were l o o k i n g a t a t r i a n g u l a r shaped o b j e c t t h a t looked l i k ea b i g wing, Kamp s a i d . It seemed t o be t r a n s l u s c e n t and he t h o u g h t hec o u l d s e e b l u e s k y t h r o u g h i t , b u t " i t s edges were w h i t e and w e l ld e f i n e d , " he r e p o r t e d . He c o u l d n t e s t i m a t e how h i g h it was, b u t n o t e d j e t p l a n e s were f l y i n g u n d e r n e a t h it. It remained i n s i g h t f o r 45minutes and t h e n d i s a p p e a r e d i n cloud cover. He and o t h e r S o u t h Shore r e s i d e n t s ( B o s t o n a r e a ) r e p o r t e d t h e o b j e c tt o S o u t h Weymouth Naval A i r S t a t i o n and t h e U.S. A i r F o r c e s HanscomF i e l d . The a i r s t a t i o n r e p o r t e d between 8 and 1 0 p.m. 15 c a l l s werer e c e i v e d . A spokesman a t Hanscom s a i d t h e y r e c e i v e d some c a l l s b u td i d n t r e c o r d any i n f o r m a t i o n a s " t h e r e s no l o n g e r any p l a c e f o r usto forward information*n Source: Boston Globe. C r e d i t : B r e n t Raynes 12
  14. 14. Naval A i r S t a t i o n Tracks O b j e c t on Radar On J u l y 3 , 1972 a t 7:30 P dozens of p e o p l e c o n t a c t e d p o l i c e and Mr a d i o s t a t i o n s , r e p o r t i n g a UFO o v e r t h e Scituate-Duxbury a r e a ofM a s s a c h u s e t t s . The o b j e c t was v a r i o u s l y d e s c r i b e d a s Apollo c a p s u l e -s h a p e d , nose con shaped, u n s i d e down s a i l b o a t , t r i a n g u l a r . It wass t a t i o n a r y i n t h e s k y and v i s i b l e f o r a b o u t 30 minutes. The o b j e c tt h e n d i s a p p e a r e d when cloud c o v e r obscured it from view. The S o u t hWeymouth M a s s a c h u s e t t s Naval A i r S t a t i o n was c o n t a c t e d a few h o u r sl a t e r and t h e y would o n l y s a y t h a t t h e y had t r a c k e d t h e o b j e c t onr a d a r and it was a b o u t 7 o r 8 m i l e s d i s t a n t from t h e base. One w i t -n e s s s a i d t h e U O was n o r t h e a s t of h i s p o s i t i o n i n Duxbury. FC r e d i t : B a r r y Greenwood.Graduate E n g i n e e r S e e s U O i n Kansas F A g r a d u a t e e n g i n e e r now working w i t h t h e Corps of E n g i n e e r s ont h e Truman Dam p r o j e c t i n M i s s o u r i r e p o r t e d s e e i n g a l a r g e l i g h tmass above t h e r o a d ahead of h i s automobile w h i l e d r i v i n g n e a rManhatten, Kansas, i n A p r i l o f 1972. He s t a t e d t h i t t h e o b j e c t wash o v e r i n g n e a r t h e ground and was a b o u t two o r t h r e e m i l e s d i s t a n twhen f i r s t s e e n . A s he approached t o w i t h i n a q u a r t e r of a mile,t h e a r t i c l e c o u l d be s e e n t o be q u i t e l a r g e and b r i l l i a n t . It begant o move away from him slowly. The e n t i r e o b s e r v a t i o n l a s t e d f o ra b o u t t h r e e minutes.C r e d i t : Ted P h i l l i p s .UFO L i n g e r s Over Dighton. Kansas Arkansas G a z e t t e , J u l y 18, 1972--For s e v e r a l months t h e w e s t e r n townofDighton, Kans.(pop.lD050) h a s been v i s i t e d by a r e c u r r i n g u n i d e n t i -f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t - - a f i e r y r e d c l u s t e r of b r i g h t l i g h t s s e e n by t h ec h i e f of p o l i c e , s e v e r a l policemen and a n ~ m b e ro f c i t i z e n s . But t h ecommunity remains r e l a t i v e l y unconcerned. P o l i c e Chief M. R. S h e l t o n d e s c r i b e d t h e o b j e c t a s a "round, r e d -orange and w h i t e l i g h t ** b r i g h t a s a c l u s t e r o f l i g h t s on a f o o t -b a l l f i e l d . " I t h o v e r s a b o u t 300 t o 500 f e e t h i g h , u s u a l l y 1 0 m i l e sw e s t o f town. "We d i d n t t h i n k much a b o u t it a t f i r s t , " S h e l t o n s a i d . "We t h o u g h tit might b e t h e m i l i t a r y t a k i n g i n f r a r e d p i c t u r e s of t h e a r e a t ocheck f e e d l o t r u n o f f . " S h e l t o n s a i d t h e o b j e c t would remain s t a t i o n a r y u n t i l a n i n v e s t i g a t -i n g o f f i c e r r a d i o e d a n o t h e r c a r a b o u t it. It t h e n b e g i n s t o move away."Everytime we t r a n s m i t , it moves." S h e l t o n saw it a b o u t two months ago and f o l l o w e d it w i t h h i s c a ra t s p e e d s of up t o 100 m i l e s a n hour. He s a i d it would r u n p a r a l l e lt o h i s c z r , o r s l i g h t l y ahead of it. The U O h a s been s i g h t e d s e v e r a l t i m e s a month, u s u a l l y between F1 p.m. and t h e e a r l y morning h o u r s , s i n c e l a t e F e b r u a r y . 1C r e d i t : Lucius F a r i s h , Capt. Dave T. Ozanne., Mrs. Maurice Thien.Was I t A S o n i c Boom? A l o u d noise--an a p p a r e n t s o n i c boom--heard i n S t . C h a r l e s andS t . L o u i s County a b o u t 12:15 p.m. S a t u r d a y , J u l y E!, 1972 r e s u l t e d i nmany c a l l s t o p o l i c e and r a d i o s t a t i o n s . A spokesman f o r t h e F A A con-t r o l tower a t Lambert y i e l d s a i d t h e c a u s e of t h e n o i s e had n o t beendetermined.(Source: "St. L o u i s P o s t - D i s p a t c h , " C r e d i t : J o e Gurney) 13
  15. 15. More L i g h t s i n Kansas Sky Widespread r e p o r t s of u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t s k e p t law e n f o r c e -ment o f f i c e r s i n w e s t e r n Kansas hopping u n t i l dawn hednesday 2nd Thurs-day n i g h t s , Aug. 16-17, a c c o r d i n g t o r e p o r t s o u t of Hays, Kansas. Most s p o t t e r s s a i d t h e y saw a r e d glowing l i g h t t h a t moved v e r y slow-l y o r seemed t o hover. Glen Windholz of t h e Hays " D a i l y News" r e p o r t e dhe saw a l i g h t o v e r h i s house a b o u t 1 0 p.m. Tuesday n i g h t . "Thereseemed t o be minor e x p l o s i o n s w i t h i n it from t i m e t o time," he s a i d ."Some w h i t e s t u f f seemed t o t r i c k l e o f f of it;" Beginning a t 10:30 p.m. c a l l s came i n s t e a d i l y from t h e n o r t h e a s tp a r t of t h e c i t y . J i m G i r v a n , d i s p a t c h e r a t t h e Hays P o l i c e Department,a l e r t e d Forbes A i r F o r c e Base a t Topeka. A t 12x30 a.m. p o l i c e o f f l c e r sr e p o r t e d s e e i n g a l a r g e r e d l i g h t n e a r a: t e l e v i s i o n tower a t t h e westedge of town. Meanwhile, o f f i c e r s a t R u s s e l l , 25 m i l e s e a s t , r e p o r t e ds e e i n g a r e d glowing l i g h t moving west. Another c a l l csme from V i c t o r -i a , 1 0 m i l e s s o u t h e a s t of Hays. A s i g h t i n g was r e p o r t e d ~t 2:40 a.m.a t L a c r o s s e , 31 m i l e s s o u t h and a t P h i l l i p s b u r g , 61 m i l e s t o t h e n o r t h . There was a 4 a.m. s l g l ~ t i n g t Yocemento, a b o u t seven m i l e s west ao f Hays. O f f i c e r s a t S t o c k t o n , 33 m i l e s n o r t h of Hayes, b r o a d c a s t ar e p o r t a b o u t t h e same tine t h a t t h e y had s e e n two o b j e c t s t o t h e n o r t h -w e s t . O f f i c e r s a t E l l i s , 14 m i l e s west of Hays, r e p o r t e d glowing r e dl i g h t s a t a l t i t u d e s of two t o t h r e e m i l e s . About 4:45 a.m. Thursday a t r u c k d r i v e r informed t h e E l l s w o r t hCounty s h e r i f f s o f f i c e t h a t a l i g h t moved a l o n g s i d e h i s t r u c k f o ra b o u t t h r e e m i l e s a s he d r o v e i n t o E l l s w o r t h . A t Lyons e a r l y Thursday, B i l l h a l s h , a n employee of C i t i e s S e r -v i c e Gas Co., c a l l e d p o l i c e t o s a y he was w a t c h i n g a b l i n k i n g r e d andg r e e n l i g h t move a c r o s s t h e sky n o r t h w e s t of Lyons.Source: "The Kansas C i t y Times, "August 17-18, 1972. F i r e b a l l Reported a t E a s t D a l l a s . Texas A f i e r y o b j e c t f e l l i n t o a f i e l d i n t h e 5700 b l o c k of Forney i nE a s t D a l l a s , Texas, F r i d a y , Aucust 11, 1972, b u r n i n g o u t i n f o u r s p o t sof a s h e s found i n a 1 5 t o 20 f o o t wide a r e a . The o b j e c t was s p o t t e dby W. R. Draper and s o n s a s t h e y looked o u t t h e l i v i n g room windowbetween 9:30 and 10:OO p.m. E I t looked l i k e i t was coming down from t h e s k y , moving f a s t andwas a p r e t t y good b a l l of f i r e , " Draper r e p o r t e d . Capt. Dave Toon Ozanne, U.F.O. i n v e s t i g a t o r , i n t e r v i e w e d l k .Draper and h i s s o n s , and t h e y showed him where t h e f i r e b a l l s t r u c kt h e ground. He t o o k s e v e r a l s o i l samples of a y e l l o w i s h - l i k e powderand some heavy m e t a l l i c f l a k e s . The s i g h t i n g was r e p o r t e d i n t h e " D a l l a s Morning Newsu k u g ~ s t13and mention was made o f a f i r e b a l l p a s s i n g w e s t t o e a s t o v e r B o i s e ,Idaho. L S e e F i r e b a l l s Above Rockies on a n o t h e r page i n t h i s issue.-/ Dome-Shaped O b j e c t Follows Car Miss "Smith" ( n o t h e r r e a l name) wes d r i v i n g from lvlinneapolis, Minn., t o Oelwein, Iowa, on June 1 7 , 1972. A s s h e c r o s s e d t h e s t i t e l i n e a b o u t 7 p.m. s h e n o t i c e d a s i l v e r y o b j e c t llabout two c i t y b l o c k s h i g h n t o t h e w e s t . The o b j e c t t i p p e d a few t i m e s s o s h e c o u l d s e e t h e o u t l i n e and d e s c r i b e d it a s a n u p s i d e down s a u c e r w i t h a r o t a t i n g dome w i t h a b l u e l i g h t . She c o u l d s e e no windows and t h e r e was no"kound. It f o l l o w e d h e r a b o u t 1 0 m i n u t e s , t h e n banked t o t h e w e s t and d i s a p p e a r e d . C r e d i t : LeRoy R. Latham. 14
  16. 16. Strange Report from Pennsylvania Mrs. John Brovn ( r e a l n a m on f i l e ) l i v e s near Qreensburg, Pennsylvani..For some reason she found herself awake a t L:00 of t h e morning of June 9, 1972,and couldnt go back t o sleep. She bit her bed and w a l b d i n t o t h e den t ostand a t a windm facing the narthwest. It was a d a r r and c l o u w nlght andhad been raining but was not doing s o a t t h i s time. Mrs. Brown e s t i a a t e s she had been standkrg by t h e windm a h c a t a halfhour when she suddenly saw what appeared t o be a b a l l of f i r . ria- up alongtheside of a t r e e 150 f e e t d i s t a n t on a neighbors property. The bright ob-j e c t was described a s being t h e s i z e of a small motorcycle and oblong v i t h adepression i n the center, t o p and bottom. It w s very bright and "seemed to abs on fire.H The object s l w l y m o d up t h e r l g h t s i d e of the tree, its U g h to u t J m m g the shape of t h e tree, a s i t continued over t h e t o p and down t h el e f t s i d e partway, then moved o f f in a horizontal t r a j e c t o r y towards tbsouthwest and disappeared from visv. Not wanting t o l o s e s i g h t of t h e object, Mrs. Brown hadnt l e f t t h e windmt o awaken her husband, and ehe lingered now t o s e e i f the o b j e c t v o u l d return.I n about 15 minutee, another object, again about t h e s i n e of seal1 motor cycle,but rectangular i n shape and of a d u l l color--more l l k e "a burning ember ofcharcoaln appeared from the northeast, betrean the B r horn and the neighbor* m The object was only a feu f e e t above t h e g r a n d and went d i r e c t l y over a b i r dbath t h a t was seven f e e t from the wlndcw. It continued t o mme across the s t r e e tand then c i r c l a d countercloclnise above a pear t r e e , b0 f e e t distant. A l m o s timediately, a s t h e object was c i r c l i n g t h e tree, numerous f i r e f l y - l l k e objeotrappeared among t h e branches and near t h e ground. They flickered off and on likef i r e f l i e s , b u t were h k e burning embers m color--and the investigator notest h e r e were very fw f i r e f h e s in t h e area a t t h e tim. The object ceased c i r c l i n g the t r e e and moved over the roof of the housetoward t h e northeast and disappeared from vier. A few minutes later am%herobject appeared a t the point where t h e s e c o d object had disappeared and movedd i r e c t l y h a r d t h e Brown home. T h i s object went d i r e c t l y in f r o n t of t h e o b a e n e r l s wlndw a t a distance off i v e f e e t . It wan described as looking Like a very l a r g e f i r e l y but a8 .big asa p W and had an orange-fire color. It disappsared from v i m but t h e l i g h t sin th. t r e e were s t i l l v l s l b l e at f i v e olclocE when &s. &am returned t o herbed. She diecuesed the happening v i t h a f r i e n d the next day md was permaded t ocontact the Westmoreland County UFO Study Qroup. O the condition t h a t her nnaw ba kept secret, ehe agreed t o an interview w i t h Stan Oorden a d Jack Vogelwho obtained t h e a b w e report. Ilr., 6ordoq Bt&tam ha b d ~ v s Irn t e t r b o G d u witness seemingly more l e v e l ~headed a d "domu t o earthn and he believer t h i n t o b a n a c t u a l axperieaee. And m a strange one it ir! Ua dont r e c a l l t h e case, but we bave a dim uamrp of another happening of t h i 8 nature where atrange l l g h t r appeared t o go up and d a m t h e trees. D any of our o readers r e c a l l t h l s one? It would be i n t e r e s t i n g to make a comparison. l o b : W had hoped t o include rnwe of t h e Pennmylvania reports, a s gathered by eStan Gordon and h i e oup, but again--not enough apace1 But well be using some in every issue (we hopeyso keep watching f o r them. W have abcmt 25 pager, and ua a m e golag t o g e t t h e beet ones in futura i s s a e s s o m h a , s o m my1 --Ye Ed.To Onr b a d e r r I n a p i b of the ex- pages in t h b issue, we are leaving outmrs repmte h m w e n p b l i s h i n g . Rather than condense a f i n e r e p o r t by RapP w b r (already c u t from tm o r i g i n a l 36 pages) we a r e holding i t f o r the Octoberbow. ? o ~ r s , t h e r e re. * i s a UFO "flop--weve never received as many r e p o r t rin one m n t h before--and they are still coming In. --Ye Ed. 15
  17. 17. Astronomy Notes The September Sky - Venus i s s e e n a s a morning o b j e c t d u r i n g t h e month, r i s i n g a t 1 : 5 0 AM C.S.T. September 1st and a t 2:30 AM O c t o b e r l s t . Mars i s q u i t e n e a r t h e p o s i t i o n of t h e sun and n o t v i s i b l e .J u p i t e r i s s e e n i n t h e h i g h s o u t h e r n s k y t h r o u g h o u t t h e month; t h el a r g e s t p l s n e t s e t s a t 11:50 P S e p t . 1st and a t 10 PM October 1st. MSaturxLmay be s e e n i n t h e h i g h s o u t h e r n s k y d u r i n g t h e month, r i s i n ga t 11:30 PM S e p t . 1st and a t 9:30 PN Oct. 1st.--Ted P h i l l i p sThe C o n s t e l l a t i o n s . Delphinus (The Dolphin)z c - Delphinus h e s been e the earliest astro-nomical r e c o r d s . To t h e Arabs Delphinus was a camel. Delphinus i sa l s o c a l l e d J o b s Coffin. Delphinus c u l m i n a t e s a t 9PM on September1 4 . Its b r i g h t e r s t a r s form a f s i r l y symmetrical lozenge-shapedf i g u r e . The two b r i g h t e s t s t a r s i n Delphinus were named a f t e rN i c o l o C a c c i a t o r e who was a n a s s i s t a n t of Ciuseppe P i a z z i . AlphaD e l p h i n i ( S u a l o c i n ) i s h i s f i r s t name s p e l l e d backwxd i n t h e L : t i nform. Beta D e l p h i n i (Rotanev) - h i s l e s t name C a c c i a t o r e means"hunter" and t h e L a t i n f o r h u n t e r i s Venator which s p e l l e d backwardi s Rotaneu. Delphinus is one o f t h e s m a l l e s t c o n s t e l l t t i o n s b u t it i sr e a d i l y d i s c e r n i b l e . --Mark H e r b s t r i t tF i r e b a l l s Above Rockies - A b a s h i n g t o n S t ~ t e n i v e r s i t y astronomer bs a y s t h e f i r e b a l l s e e n s o a r i n g o v e r t h e n o r t h w e s t e r n United S t a t e s andCanada August 10, 1972 may have been a b r i l l i a n t mass o f d e t e r i o r a t i n gmeteors from t h e c o n s t e l l a t i o n Perseus. One o r more f l a m i n g o b j e c t s , v a r i o u s l y d e s c r i b e d a s o r a n g e , r e d and b l u e , were s i g h t e d Thursday f l a s h i n g a c r o s s s k i e s o v e r s i x s t a t e s andA l b e r t a p r o v i n c e i n Canada. Capt. Bob Bagshaw of F r o n t i e r A i r l i n e s , who s a i d he viewed t h eo b j e c t on a f l i g h t from Missoula, Mont., t o S a l t Lzke c i t y d e s c r i b e dit a s a b i g f i r e b a l l t h a t was f l a k i n g o f f p a r t i c l e s and l e a v i n g behinda r e d d i s h orange t r a i l . " I v e n e v e r s e e n e n y t h i n g s o i m p r e s s i v e i nm l i f e , " t h e p i l o t s a i d . "It wes a b e a u t i f u l s i g h t . y I t s t a r t e d ont h e h o r i z o n i n t h e s o u t h , went r i g h t a c r o s s my w i n d s h i e l d and o u t ofs i g h t on t h e h o r i z o n i n t h e north." Mrs. Thomas Williams of Mead, Wash., s a i d s h e saw a f i r e b a l l aboutf o u r f e e t i n d i a m e t e r w i t h f l a m e s s h o o t i n g o u t t h e back and l e a v i n ga glowing blue-green t r a i l . "It was t r a v e l i n g i n a s s t r a i g h t a l i n ea s you e v e r saw," s h e s a i d . I n Missoula, a F e d e r a l A v i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n employe s a i d t h eo b j e c t was a t a n e l e v a t i o n of a b o u t 60,000 f e e t when i t c r o s s e d e a s tof t h e c i t y , around 4:30 p.m. EDT. O f f i c e r s a t t h e North h e r i c a n Air Defense Command ( N O R A D ) a t Colo-r a d o S p r i n g s s a i d t h e f i r e b a l l was r e p o r t e d p a s s i n g west t o e a s t o v e rB o i s e , I d a h o , a t 3:40 p.m. Kansas L i t y time. Witnesses a t Jackson Hole, Wyo., r e p o r t e d s e e i n g t h e o b j e c t t r a v e lfrom s o u t h t o n o r t h . I n American F a l l s , I d a h o , w i t n e s s e s d e s c r i b e d ita s b l u i s h i n c o l o r w i t h a l o n g vapor t r a i l .Source: "Kansas C i t y T i n e s f r and "Dallas Times Herald." Thanks t o a l lwho s e n t news c l i p s t o SKYLOOK. *******O f f e r t o S u b s c r i b e r s Only: If you w i l l send u s a f r i e n d s name anda d d r e s s and a n eight-cent stamp, we w i l l n a i l a sample copy of SKYLOOKand i n d i c a t e on t h e cover you r e q u e s t e d the mailing. T h i s i s a goodway t o i n t r o d u c e o t h e r s t o SKYLOOK--and s h o u l d b r i n g i n new r e a d e r s . 16
  18. 18. UFCs Behind t h e Iron C u r t a i n - Research by Joseph M. Brill No. 12 The following i s a t r a n s c r i p t of a l e t t e r s e n t by one Mr. Zlvko Zivkovich ofJ h r i d , Yugoslavia on Uctober 22, 1971 t o h i s f r i e n d in Belgrade regarding t h es i g h t i n g of a UFU near Ohrid on A u y s t 2, 1971 around 1:00 a.m. i n t h e morning.What f o l l o w s i s an exact t r a n s l a t i o n of h i s f i r s t l e t t e r dated October 22, 1971and a second l e t t e r he wrote once he had clone some i n v e s t i g a t i o n work on whathad been reported t o him:An uneasy encounter with a s t r a n g e f l y i n g saucer - C h i d - - October 22, 1971 Returning home arcund 2:00 a.m., t h e members of t h e vocal and i n s t r u m e n t a lgroup known a s " Ohrids Trouba?cursYn a f t e r a s u c c e s s f u l concert a t Bitola,have r e c e n t l y had an uneasy evperience w i t h a n Unidentified F l y i n g Object somef i f t e e n k i l m e t e r s ( 9 miles) from O h r ~ d . Members 2 f t h e group, Naum Celakovski,Kosta Verus and Milorad Dusanich r e c a l l e d t h a t they had noticed only same f o r t ymeters (Ah y a r d s ) from t h e road a n o b j e c t descending t o t h e ground while emittinga s t r a n p e orange-greenish l i g h t . These witnesses claim t h a t t h e f l y i n g o b j e c t was approximately t e n meters(33 f e e t ) i n diameter and had a round shape. Two mernbws of t h i s group l e f t t h e i r what t h i s o b j e c t was and what it was do-v e h i c l e u i t h an i n t e n t i o n t o i n v e s t i ~ a t eing t h e r e . However, t h e i r e f f o r t s proved f r u i t l e s s because t h e f l y i n g o b j e c taimed a powerful l i g h t r a y a t them. They f e l t compelled to r e t u r n t o t h e i r c a rand depart. Also, they d i d mention t h a t t h e y observed t h e f l y i n g o b j e c t depart-ing a c r o s s t h e Koselska River. The members of t h i s group had much more t o r e l a t e , but due t o t h e i r e x c i t e -ment and due t o t h e i r depression they were unwilling t o r e v e a l a l l t h e d e t a i l sof t h a t memorable night. They a l s o noticed t h a t some of t h e b f r i e n d s weret r e a t i n g t h e whole a f f a i r a s a hoax and were poking fun a t them. They mentionedt h a t they w i l l w r i t e an account of t h i s event f o r me. Z Zivkovich The f o l l ~ w i n gl e t t e r was s e n t t o M r . S t r e t e n Petrovich c f t h e p u b l i c a t i o nSUSRET: A LANDING NEAR UHRIJIIt a l l took place on August 2, 1971 around 1:00 a.m.Comrade S t r e t e n , F i r s t of a l l , I have t o apologize f o r beinp l a t e w i t h t h i s m a t e r i a l . Believeme, I had a very d i f f i c u l t time i n g a t h e r i n g a l l of t h i s information. Consider-i n g t h a t I work d ~ r i n rt h e day a t one job and a t n i g h t a t another, I do n o t havem c h s p a r e time. When I was f r e e , I c o u l d n t g e t ahold of t h e w i t n e s s e s a s t h e ywere on vacation. I went t o t h e i r homes s e v e r a l times, b u t t o no a v a i l . F i n a l l yI was a b l e t o f i n d them and t h i s is an acccount of m e f f o r t s . y Connect these s t a t e m e n t s with previous l e t t e r of October 22nd. You canquote t h e members of t h e "Cihrid Troubadourst group, namely Milorad Dusanich, KostaVerus, S t o j a n Zlatanovski and t h e o t h e r s involved. S t o j a n Zlatanovski, musicianand a member of t h e "bhrid Troubadourst1 narates: "When we stepped o u t of t h e c a r i n o r d e r t o i n v e s t i g a t e what had happened,a sound was heard and inmediately a very s t r o n g l i g h t beam appeared. To me i ta l l looked l i k e a dragon. Both t h e sound and t h e l i g h t were g e t t i n g stronger.Whatever t h a t unknown o b j e c t was, i t was j u s t hanging t h e r e i n t h e a i r . It hada diarneter of abcut t e n meters. It f i r s t appeared a s a square, b u t then i t (Continued on n e x t page) 17
  19. 19. C I z .. changed i n t o an e l l i p s e , b r i ~ h t e raround t h e e d g e s t h a n i n t h e c e n t e r . Due t o t h e c o n f i g u r a t i o n of t h e t e r r a i n , w c o u l d n o t p o s i t i v e l y a s c e r t a i n whether t h i s e o b j e c t had a c t u a l l y l a n d e d o r n o t . W c o u l d o n l y s e e t h a t t h e l i g h t was c o v i n g e from t h e f o r e s t and t h r o u e h t,he b r a n c h e s . T h i s v s t e r i ~ c s b j e c t was beycnd t h e o f o r e s t which l a y a l o n e t h e C h r i d - J i t o l a road, s ~ n e t i r t y m e t e r s from t h i s r o a d f o r p e r h a p s even c l o s e r . It was r e a l l y f a s c i n - . t . i n ~t , o w? t c h t h e o b j e c t . A we . s observed t h e s q u a r e , i t was widening u n t i l it a c q u i r e d t h e s h a p e c f a n e l l i p s e , s u d d e n l y e m i t t i n g a s t r o n g beam c f l i g h t . I was determined t o i n v e s t , i r a t e , b u t t h e p o w e r f u l l i c h t p r e v e n t e d ve from d o i n g so." Milorad n u s a n i c h was d r i v i n ~h i s F i a t 750 c1.r and r e l - t . e d t h e follclwing: " I c o u l d n t b e l i e v e t h e s t ~ r y f my c o l l e a g u e a b : u t t h e encount,er w i t h t h e myst.or- o i o u s c b j e c t . zn t h a t same e a r l y morning. It was a l l s o f : l n t a s t i c :t was Like a bad dream. Ilhen w e came t o t h e p l z c e c a l l e d Rasanec, evpn v e f c r e we sa!g t i e o b j e c t , I n o t i c e d on t h e wheel of t h e c a r , a l i t t l e ? r e e n frupc, who had ,iuv?ed t h e r e from somewhere. F.ight =my, someme c r i e d c u t t o be c w e f u l b e c a a s e a s c o r p i o n appeared cn t h e d c o r . A s a c h i l d , I wss v e r y s c a r ~ do f t h i s u s l y a r a c h n i d , b e c a u s e it i s poisonous. I s t o p p e d t h e c ? r anrl m e ti, ~ y ccnpn,?i,:n!; n o t i c e d t h e s t r a n g e l i g h t . Two of q y c o l l e a g u e s , S t o . j m and Kosta, went b ~ t to i n v e s t i g a t e , b u t t h e y q u i c k l y r e t u r n e d because t h e p o w e r f u l i i c h t beam had b l i n d e d them. They were s t u n n e d . A t t h a t t i m e we a i l panicked. ;Je were ee- t r e m e l y e x c i t e d and .de h a r d l y made it back t o u h r i d . "hhen we l e f t t h a t p l a c e .de h e a r d a s t r o n c t h m d r r , a s i f s m e t i - i n & was b r e a k i n g up and a t t h i s t i a e one of my companicns ubserv-fi t h e f l y i n c v b i e c t e e - p a r t i n g o v e r t h e Koselska R i v e r . T h i s e v e n t was r e a l l y s u m e t h i n ~t c r e ~ c m b e r . " Golubinka Dusanich, wife of N i l o r a d t o l d me: " I can n a r 4 l y d e s c r i b e 5cw 3.- l c r a d looked when he came home t h a t morning. H was as p a l e a s a whitewashed e wall. tie c o u l d n t e v e n speak. I n o r d e r t o r e c o u p e r a t e he t c o k a shower, tLt.T%l:~h it was v e r y i a t e , around 2:00 a.m." Naum Celakovski, D i r e c t o r s f t h e H i s t c r i c a l L r c h i v e s a t L h r i d , n a r a t e s h i s e x p e r i e n c e on t h a t same mtirning: " I t was a b o u t 1 : 0 0 a.m. * r h m v e passed t h e p l a c e c a l l e d Rasanec. I h e a r d a p o w e r f u l sound, a s & r i n g t r j u s t a f t e r l i p h t i r . ~ . L n t h e r a d i o w e were l i s t e n i n p : t o m s i c . S u M e n l y , t.here was n c mcre v u s i c . Thore was j u s t c o n s t a n t s t a t i c . t h o u g h t t h a t t h e r a d i o had brgken. I cou:dnt. u n d e r s t a n d why t h e r a d i o . j u s t c a v e o f f t,hi.s sound tif s t , ? t i c . "Then a b r i g h t l y lit o b j e c t app-:ared aid i t m v e d t,hr311.?h h o a i r . q t . a +.re- t nlendous s p e e d . It stopced s u d d e n l y sme t w e n t y t ~ ot w e n t y - f i v e q e t e r s i P 2 f e - t ) above t h e ground, and hovered t . h e r e s i l e n t l y . There were h e s i d e s m.yselC, FJ ,.:ire ?n? a f r i e n d i n t h e c a r . ?le a l l e s t i v t e d thst. t h e f l y i n p c h j e c t was 7S:)ut t,en meters ( 3 3 f e e t ) i n d i a ~ e t e r . ?Je c::ul.l see t . h a t s i l v - r v c . > l o r e d w i n r s wr? being e x t e n d e d o u t from two s d e s 5 f t i l i s b a l l sha?ed c,b.iect. ; h e n t h e s e w i n " ? , ,,!-jch were a b o u t e i ~ h tt o n i n e m e t e r s i n 1enp:th ( 2 5 t o 30 f e e t ) , appeared 1.2 he f c l l y e x t e n d e d , t h e f l g i n ~ b j e c t s l s w l y lowered i t s e i f u n t i l i t t.~uched t h e ~ r s c n d . o Lnce i t had landed tin t h e w o u n d t h e v i n p r e t r a c t e d back i n t s t.he b b j e c t , and i t appeared a s a c o m p l e t e l y round b a l l a g a i n , whict, was s i l v e r - ~ r c e ? i n c o l r an? e m i t t e d a p o w e r f u l l i g h t . I t landed v e r t i c a l l y . " u u t o f c u r i o s i t y 1 wan+.ed t o s t e p o u t o f t h e c 3 r t o i n v e s t i ~ a t e , txt my x i f e and ny f r i e n d would n c t l e t w . A t a n y r a t e , i l i d n o t heed t , i : e i r a d v i c e and ver,te o u t anyway. I: s t a y e d c l o s e t o my c a r . J u s t a s i g 3 t 3 u t cf ily c a r , I saw t h i s p o w e r f u l beam of ~ i g h t aimed d i r e c t l y a t me. F x a qoment o r s o i <:]ass t u n n e d u n c c n s c i o u s . @yw i f e and ny f r i e n d p u l ~ c dmo back i n t o t h e c a r . :".%en 1 had cone t o , we were d e p a r t i n g f o r Ohrid. scme h m d r e d o r s o m e t e r s away, a t t h e p a r k i n g p l a c e of t h e Prentovo Bridge, I stopped a g a i n . I n t h e r e a r view m i r r o r I not,iced t h e o b j e c t a p p r ~ a c h i n go u r c a r f r o m behind, s o I g a v e i;p t h e i l e a t o i n v e s t i g a t , e and w e s p e d o f f t o L h r i d a s f a s t as we c o u i d K O . A t t h e i p e n i c a . v i l l a ~ e h e t r a d i o , which was s t i l l on becan t o p l a y music a g a i n a s it had p r e v i o u s t o t h i s encounter. (Continued on n e x t page) 16

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