Number 77"We tell it as it is"SKYLOOKThe UFO Monthly April, 1974OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF M U T U A L UFONETWORK, INC.This is an enlarged and slightly retouched taken of a UFO near Lima. See page 8 for addi-photo which an architect in Peru claims to have tional details and drawings..
In This IssueDirectors Message—1974 Symposium June 22Dr. Hynek views UFO sceneMUFON and UFO Study Center interactPhotos, Sketches of UFO in PeruOccupant report from CanadaBehind the Iron Curtain-Hungary 10California Flap Noted 11In Others Words 12Ring photo from South Africa 13Sketch of object which chased car 13Creatures active in Pennsylvania 14Around the Network 17Did black hole hit Tunguska? 20MUFON report on dairy farmers sighting 20Astronomy Notes 20/SKYLOOK has been designated the official publication of theMutual UFO Network; however, membership in MUFON is notrequired to subscribe to Skylook, and membership in MUFONdoes not automatically include a subscription to Skylook. Mem-bership in MUFON, which is !fl 00 per year and by invitation, ishandled through the MUFON office, 40 Christopher Court,Quincy, 111.62301.Advertising is available in Skylook at 10<f per word, $1.25 perdisplay line, or $5 per display inch (lx3V2). Minimum charge $5.Advertisements subject to approval of editor.Skylook, the UFO Monthly, is published monthly by DwightConnelly, 26 Edgewood Drive, Quincy, Illinois 62301. Subscription rates: UnitedStates and Canada, $5.00 per year; foreign, 16.00 per year; 50 cents per copy.Second class postage paid at Quincy, IL. 62301SkylookThe UFO Monthly26 Edgewood DriveQuincy, IL. 62301Dwight ConnellyEditor-PublisherMrs. Carolyn ConnellyBusiness ManagerStaff:Public Relations:Mrs. Rosetta Holmes1690 Hill DriveCarlyle, 111. 62231Walter H. Andrus40 Christopher CourtQuincy, 111. 62301Norma E. ShortBox 129Stover, Mo. 65078Joseph M. Brill228 N. 12th St.Quincy, III. 62301Lucius FarishRoute1Plumerville, Ark. 72127West Coast CoordinatorBob KirkpatrickMark Herbstritt927TheresiaStSL Marys, Pa. 15857Ted PhillipsP.O. Box 615Sedalia, Mo. 65301David A.Schroth4517 A PennsylvaniaSt Louis, Mo. 63111John F. SchuesslerP.O. Box 9OTallon, Mo. 63366
Directors MessageBy Walt AndrusIt is a pleasure to announce the appointmentof Glenn 0. Rutherford, 2504 Colonel Drive,Louisville, Ky. 40222; telephone: AC 502 426-4542to the position of State Director for Kentucky —"the Blue Grass State." Glenn is the science/med-ical writer for the prestigous newspapers theCourier Journal and The Louisville Times. He isChairman of the Louisville UFO InvestigationsCommittee and received his B. A. from the Univer-sity of Louisville.Glenn has appointed the following very com-petent UFO investigators to the positions ofState-Section Director: Larry R. Bayslnger, 6400Fernview Road, . Louisville, Ky. 40291 for thecounties in north central Kentucky, identified asArea I. Larry is an engineer for a local TV sta-tion and an amateur radio operator W4EJA. WilliamF. Terry, 4620 Cliff Ave., Louisville, Ky. 40219;telephone: AC 502 969-6662 is responsible for thecounties knownas "Blue Grass Country" in AreaII. Harry Robert "Bob" Yates, 323 Ridgedale Road,Louisville, Ky. 40206; telephone: AC 502 893-3771is covering the south central counties designatedas Area III. All four of these gentlemen haveworked together as an independent team in UFO re-search for over ten years. Appointments to AreaIV and V will be announced in the near future.Veteran UFO Investigator Leslie M. Faith, Route1, Buckner Lane, Paducah, Ky. 42001; telephone:AC 502 442-3705 continues as State-Section Direc-tor for Area VI, which constitutes the countiesto the west of Kentucky Lake.MUFON is now organized in thirty-six (36)States with the selection of Robert F. Neville,145 College Drive, Reno, Nevada 89503; telephone:AC 702 323-2377 as State Director for Nevada. Asa professional astronomer, he has held severalresponsible assignments such as Chief Observer(MARS) at the reknown Lowell Observatory and isnow astronomy instructor at the Western NevadaCommunity College in Carson City. He will beteaching a course, in UFOa starting with the fallsemester.Internationally, MUFON is proud to welcomeVlncente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Erudito Orellana,14, Valencia-8, SPAIN as a "Research Associate"to MUFON for the Iberian peninsula. Mr. Olmos isknown "throughout the world for his detailed andthorough research into UFO landing cases in Spainand Portugal as reported in the Flying SaucerReview, DATA-NET, and various European UFO publi-cations.Vernon A. Nieberlein, Ph.D., 2419 Henry St.,Huntsville, Ala. 35801 telephone: AC 205 539-5402has volunteered to serve as a Consultant in Chem-istry and also as a Field Investigator. Vernon isa research chemist and has been highly recommend-ed by Prof. E. J. Planz, State Director for Ala-bama.It is a pleasure to have Jule Eisenbud, M.D.,4634 E. 6th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80220; telephone:AC 303 333-4033 volunteer to serve MUFON as aconsultant in psychiatry. Dr. Eisenbud is al-ready working on one case submitted to him byMUFON utilizing his professional talent. He willbe working closely with Ken Steinmetz in Denver.Dr. Eisenbud was recommended for membership byDr. Berthold E. Schwarz and your director.A cross section of the MUFON Board ofDirectors from coast to coast has endorsedMUFONs support and cooperation with the "Centerfor UFO Studies." In a separate article in this,issue of SKYLOOK (April 1974), your Director hasdetailed the manner in which MUFON, as an inde-pendent field investigative network, will inter-:face with the "Center for UFO Studies" under itsDirector, Dr. J. Allen Hynek.UFO SIGHTING REPORTDate: February 23, 1974Location: Shawnee, KansasTime: 6:30 a.m., C.D.S.T.Witness: John Meyer (Dispatcher, Shawnee, KansasPolice Department)John Meyers Statement:John saw a very, very bright light in thesoutheastern sky at 35 to 40 degrees above thehorizon. He watched it remain stationary for 45minutes, then discontinued watching as he was onduty. It was a steady bright light. There was aslight overcast with no other stars visible. Hehad observed a yellow light close to the horizonat the same time. They have a police helicopter,and he is quite familiar with its appearance andlights. The Road Patrol was in contact with himby radio. They reported that the light movedsouthward, but John didnt see it disappear sincehe discontinued viewing it after 45 minutes. TheJohnson County Sheriffs office in Olathe, Kan-sas, reported the same light to the Center forUFO Studies at 6:35 a. m., C.D.S.T. Gary Powellcalled in to the Center operator from telephoneAC 913 782-5000.CONCLUSION; The Planet Venus.Interviewed by telephone by: Walter H. Andrus, Jr.
1974 SymposiumJune 22 in AkronPlans are firmlng-up for the Fifth Annual UFOSymposium sponsored by the Mutual UFO Network inAkron, Ohio, on June 22, 1974. Hosting this sym-posium will be the Flying Saucer InvestigatingCommittee (FSIC) in Akron, and the ClevelandUFOlogy Project (CUP) at the Akron-Cascade PlazaHoliday Inn,5 Cascade Plaza, Akron, Ohio 44308.Speakers for the Symposium and their subjectsare: Ralph Blum, "From Scoffer, to Skeptic, toBeliever in Twelve Hectic Months"; Walter H.Andrus, "TheMutual UFO Network and Its Inter-face with the Center for UFO Studies"; Ted Phil-lips, "UFO Landing Case Traces"; Rev.Barry H.Downing, Ph. D., "Religion and UFOs: The Ex-trasensory Problem"; Marjorie E. Fish, "JourneyInto the Hill Star Map"; Berthold E. Schwarz,M.D., "PSI, Saucers, and Psychiatry"; and StantonT. Friedman, "Flying Saucers and Physics."Larry Moyers, MUFON State Director for Ohio,will introduce the speakers and the Mayor ofAkron will deliver a short welcoming statement.Two additional papers will be published in the1974 MUFON Symposium Proceedings along with theabove listed prepared speeches. Stan Gordon,MUFON State Director for Pennsylvania, will sharehis study of "The Possible Relationship of Crea-ture and UFO Sightings," and Eugene Burt, authorof the book "UFOs and Dlomgnetism" and a scienceteacher in Memphis, Tenn., will explore histheory for the power source of UFOs.The Annual Corporate Meeting of the Mutual UFONetwork is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 1974,from 9 a. m. to 12 noon at the Holiday Inn inconjunction with the Symposium. Amateur RadioOperators are invited to aake advanced reserva-tions to attend the special luncheon Saturdaynoon for the MUFON NET with Dr. Willard P. Arm-strong, W0NC, presiding. Tentative plans are be-ing made for a workshop session Sunday afternoondealing with the techniques of UFO field inves-tigations, moderated by Ron Westrum Ph. D., MUFONConsultant in Sociology. Ideas generated duringthis round-table discussion will be utilized inthe preparation of the second.edition to MUFONa"Field Investigators Manual."Hotel and motel accommodations in Akron willbe arranged by the individual participants (ex-cept speakers) directly with the motel reserva-tions department. For the convenience of thoseattending, 180 rooms have already been "blocked-off" at the Akron-Cascade Holiday Inn for ourSymposium attendees. Tour local Holiday Inn wouldbe happy to make your reservations through theirHOLIDEX Computer System and confirm in writing.The Holiday Inn Directory states that the regular.room price at the Akron-Cascade Plaza is $18 pernight with either one or two beds for one person;$23 for two people for the same accommodations;Berthold Eric Schwarz, M.D.and ,$4 per night for each additional person oc-cupying the room.The Akron Convention Committee has volunteeredtheir complete support to the MUFON Symposiumwhich promises that the arrangements and serviceswill be outstanding. Detailed ticket prices forthe Symposium sessions and dinners were notavailable to meet the publishing deadline of thisissue of SKYLOOK, but will appear in the Mayissue. There will again be a special "packageprice", for the entire . Symposium. The easing ofthe gas shortage is very encouraging, so makeplans now to attend the 1974 MUFON UFO Symposium.Fortean meeting setThe second annual convention of the Interna-tional Fortean Organization (INFO)—and thecen-tenary celebration of Charles Forts birth—willbe held August 9-11,1974,at the Shoreham Ameri-cana Hotel in Washington, D.C.Called "Fortfest 74," the meeting will includeinformation and speakers on UFOs and typicalFor-tean phenomena which may or may not be related toUFOs. Richard Hall, State Director of MUFON forMaryland and D.C., and a UFO consultant for INFO,reports that he attended last years conventionand that INFO does high quality work and is fact-ually oriented.Registration is $10 for INFO members and $16for non-members. Write: INFO, P.O. Box 367,Ar-lington, Virginia 22210. Telephone: (703) 528-1263 or (703) 979-5179.
Hynek views UFO sceneDr. J. Allen Hynek of Northwestern Universitytold an audience of about 150 on March 3 at Mc-Kendree College, Lebanon, 111., that interest inUFOa is at an all-time high.Disclaiming any political allusions or in-sinuations, he observed that when one comparesseveral recent Gallup polls, one sees that morepeople today believe in UFOs than believe inPresident Nixon.As he has done frequently, Dr. Hynek illus-trated his talk with slides and cartoons, point-ing out the persistent ridicule with which thecartoonists have approached the UFO phenomenon,and distinguishing six basic categories of UFOreports.Dr. Hynek mentioned one occupant report whichapparently has not been publicized yet in any ofthe UFO literature, possibly because the witness-es have asked for anonymity. He also describedthis sighting in a speech made at Stanford Uni-versity in February. The sighting was as follows:"This one occurred about two months ago in NewHampshire," said Dr. Hynek. "This man and hiswife had just gone to bed when the man saw alight coming under the door. He got up, turnedthe light off in the living room, and found thatthe living room was dark and the light was comingfrom the outside. He had a dog which was rathervicious. (In fact, when our investigator wentthere, the dog wouldnt let him through until hewas called off.) The man went to the door, openedit, and found that the illumination was coming infrom outside in the region of these .two creatures(a slide is projected on the screen showing aline drawing of two humahoids)i The dog rushedout, got half way to the creatures, stoppedshort, his hair bristled and stood on end, and hecame cringing back to the house. And what do yousuppose those creatures were doing? They werepicking up rocks and putting them into a bag.This case had only two witnesses. It never hitthe papers, and the people simply didnt wanttheir names used at all."Dr. Hynek was quoted in a recent press releasethat he doesnt have a theory abcut what UFOsare. "I dont necessarily believe that we arebeing visited," he said. In a recent issue ofFamily Weekly, Dr. Hynek was asked, "When youwere in charge of the Air Forces UFO inquiry,you rejected the existence of UFOs. Now youverify the experience of two men in Mississippiwho say three creatures spirited them aboard aflying saucer. What gives?" Dr. Hynek replied,!*I did examine these men under hypnosis, and havestated their experience was very real. I have notchanged my mind about apace visitors. But I havechanged my mind about UFOs being simple misper-ceptions of common things. I am now quite con-vinced that we do have a very real and as yet un-explained phenomenon going on. I believe peoplewho report UFOs are sincere, and I, for one,cannot explain many of the things they describe.We must, however, remember that the "U" in UFOsimply means "unidentified"—not necessarily vis-itors from outer space."Following his talk at McRendree College, he andMUFON secretary Ted Phillips answered questionsfrom the audience. Concerning speculation regard-ing UFOs and the ETI (extraterrestrial intelli-gence) hypothesis, Dr. Hynek commented, "UFOsare a real phenomenon, but this visitation fromoutside earth* may not be an explanation....Sup-pose—and I say this as pure imagination—supposea thought-form can be projected elsewhere andhave it materialize there—sort of beamed down*a la Star Trek? Or, another possibility is: howdo we know that the things that we see around usrepresent the sum total of our environment? May-be, as some mystics and other people have told usfor centuries, there are other planes of exist-.-___ itence....When asked if he thinks the USAF or other gov-ernment agency is withholding information onUFOs, he replied, "I would have to say that Ithink so. Because I know that while I was a partof Blue Book, there were a number of cases thatnever got into Blue Book..that, as active as thissorts of Investigations,being touched by somebody."Bringing ,the evening to a close, Dr. Hynek men-tioned an upcoming NBC White Paper on UFOs,:which he is working on. It is to be aired in Sep- :tember in prime time, with Rod Serllng as thenarrator. "So at long last, Im becoming a Holly-wood star," he quipped. "Were getting some veryInteresting things from NASA, and, believe it ornot, from the Air Force as well. Its going to bea blockbuster."Dr. Hyneks book, "The UFO Experience," whichhas become one of the most widely-accepted publi-cations on the subject, will be released inpaperback in May by BalIantine.(Reported by David R. Schroth. Background clip-pings provided by Bob Kirkpatrick, Charles Kahl-ert, Lucious Parish, and Angelo Capparella.)..It does seem unlikelygovernment is in allthat this wouldnt beBack SKYLOOKS wantedThe following back copies of Skylook areneeded to complete our Skylook office file: 1through 30, 33 through 52, 54, 55, 57, 59, 61,64, 70, 72.If you have any or all of these available,please contact the editor, listing price desired.We also have requests from readers for otherissues which we cannot fill, so if you are notespecially saving old Skylooks, we can probablyfind buyers.As a service to our readers, we will run freeads for persons having back copies available.
How MUFON will interactwith UFOStudy CenterBy W.H. AndrusDirector, MUFONIn the March, 1974, issue of SKYLOOK an expla-nation was presented on the "Center for UFO Stud-ies," describing its objectives, functions, fa-cilities, and purpose. This article is a follow-up or continuation to explain how MUFON will in-terface with the Center.It would be advantageous for MUFON members toread the above-referenced article again, so as tobetter understand MUFON1s participation in thissignificant progressive step in resolving the UFOphenomena as the following actions, instructions,and philosophies unfold.The Center for UFO Studies is basically a re-search center without the benefits of an organ-ized field investigative network needed to securethe "raw data." MUFON ideally fulfills this es-sential function and thus complements the Center.Dr. Hynek has frequently made the public state-ment that "There is no place to report UFO sight-ings." His statement has been challenged onseveral occasions, because organized UFO groupshave been assimilating reports from the publicfor over twenty years. It was brought to his at-tention by the Director of MUFON that, if he hadsaid, "There is no one place to report UFO sight-ings," his comment might be considered valid. Dr.Hyneks goal in life has been to establish acenter where the estimated 90% of all UFO reportsnot now being reported and recorded would have an.outlet. As the "laughter curtain" and possibil-ity of ridicule disappear, it is imperative thatprivate organizations provide ready access to the,public.MUFON is rapidly establishing a nationwidenetwork that will fill the need for such servicesas competent and qualified personnel are locatedand trained. At the present time, MUFON has StateSection Directors in thirty-eight (38)states ofthe fifty. There are still many areas which arenot being adequately covered.If MUFON personnel have done a good public re-lations job In their home communities by cultiva-ting a close communication link with police agen-cies, the news media, and through public lec-tures, they will be automatically contacted orreferred to when citizens report a UFO sighting.To date, the "Enterprise" toll-free nationwidetelephone number has been made available by theCenter to police agencies only. This, in itself,is a large step forward, since thousands of coun-ty sheriff offices now have access to the Centerfor reporting UFO sightings. These sources fillin hundreds of counties in the United Stateswhere MUFON does not presently have representa-tive This simply means that Dr. Hynek and theCenter for UFO Studies have the means of decreas-ing the 90Z figure of sightings not presently be-ing reported.How does MUFON fit Into the "big picture?"Since we have established that the Center for UFOStudies" is a research center, and MUFON is ba-sically an Investigative and research organiza-tion, MUFON can respond to UFO sighting reportsreferred to it by the Center from telephone callsmade by police agencies. We thus have a freshsource of reports not previously available forstudy.Even though there will be a high degree ofmutual cooperation and support between the Centerfor UFO Studies and the Mutual UFO Network, eachwill maintain its own distinct identify. By work-ing closely together, the tiro organizations arepresenting a united front in the search for theanswers to the UFO phenomena. Dr. Hynek is anx-ious to make one fact perfectly clear—the Centeris not competing with existing UFO organizations,but endeavoring to supplement the work now beingdone in a more scientific and concise manner.In order to make the services of MUFON avail-able to the Center for referral of UFO sightingreports received via the toll-free number, thenames, addresses, and home telephone numbers ofall State Directors, State-Section Directors,Staff, and Consultants will be submitted by MUFONand placed in a confidential file accessible onlyto the Center.If, for any reason, one of the above designatedDirectors, Staff, or Consultants does not want toactively participate by receiving telephone callsfrom the Center, please advise Walt Andrus immed-iately. Any changes of address or telephone num-bers in the duplicated confidential file at theCenter and MUFON must be immediately brought tothe attention of Walt Andrus for revisions tomaintain accuracy.The Director receiving the referral from theCenter.will either investigate, the case person-ally or assign it to one of his or her qualifiedField Investigators. Having been assigned theinvestigation, the Director is responsible forthe continuity of the investigation and the writ-ten report regardless of whether he feels the re-jport Is significant or not. It is a "UFO Sight-!ing Report" as far as the, person reporting andthe Center receiving It are concerned. My per-;sonal experience on early Investigation into re*ports to the Center indicates that the citizensmaking the sighting are very appreciative of theiinterview, because someone is seriously interest-ed.Following the interviews, a written invest!-
gatlve report will be prepared in triplicate.One copy will be mailed to the Center for UFOStudies, P.O. Box 11, Northfield, Illinois 60093;the second to MUFON, 40 Christopher Court, QuincyIllinois 62301; and the third copy is retained bythe investigator. In many cases, the State Di-rector also desires a copy of the UFO sightingreport investigation, making a fourth.It has been wisely deemed that in order tomaintain MUFONs distinct Identity, accuracy ofcurrent Directors names, addresses, and tele-phone numbers, and follow-up on sighting reportsthat the Center will not contact individual FieldInvestigators, but will work through Directors.When a report is received by the Center, theywill refer to a map and select the Director near-est the location to contact by telephone.It would not be feasible for the Center to callMUFON offices in Quincy with all reports, due tothe long distance telephone call expense thatwould accrue to MUFON when these sightings wereforwarded. As a tax-exempt institution, theCenter will receive funds that will finance theirtelephone facilities. However, no provisions areavailable for long-distance charges by a MUFONDirector to a Field Investigator or for telephoneinterviews, so each of us must use our own bestecomomic discretion in this matter, (this willcontinue to be an "out-ofpocket expense" attrib-utable to ones avocation.)At this point in time, MUFON is obligated toreport only those sighting cases referred toMUFON by the Center. (All other reporting pro-cedures continue status quo.)Complaints have recently been received fromMUFON Directors that the telephone operators atthe "800" toll-free number refuse to accept re-ports from anyone except police agencies. .Theseare their current instructions from the Center.At present, MUFON members should have no occasionto telephone UFO sighting reports to the Center,since they should be investigated in the normalprescribed manner and the written report summit-ted to MUFON.Significant MUFON UFO sighting reports are for-warded by mail to David R. Saunders, Ph. D.,MUFON consultant in Statistics at the Universityof Colorado to be added to his computer file,known as UFOCAT. It is expected that reports fromthe Center for UFO Studies will be delivered tothe same point or a similar computer in thefuture. Thus all reports will be tabulated andrecorded for computerized studies.It is thus apparent that at this stage of de-velopment of the Center the toll-free number be-ing utilized by police departments and sheriffoffices in localities where competent Field In-vestigators are not known to police personnel orwhere qualified people do not exist is an assetand a source of reports not previously available.This featured article in SKTLOOK is being usedto convey and communicate the responsibilities,obligations, and procedures by which MOFON willenthusiastically support the Center.New ZealandAUKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, SUNDAY NEWS, Jan. 6,1974—A series of mysterious UFO sightings haveshaken residents of the remote Hunua Ranges, 35miles south of Aukland. Several have describedsightings, but none would allow their names to beused.One witness reports that "the first sightingwas about 10:30 oh the night of Nov. 10. "I justcouldnt believe it. This terrifically" brightlight was all you could see at first. It camedown over the hills and hovered over the lake(Aukland Regional Authoritys Cossey Dam) forabout seven minutes. Then it shot straight up inthe air and took off to the west at a very fastrate."This witness made two more sightings, on Dec.6 and Dec. 27. On Dec. 6 the object disappearedbefore he could call a friend as a second wit-ness. On Dec. 27 the witness turned on a lightto search for his camera, but the object "swit-ched its main light off, turned to the northeast,completed a full circle, and with one flashingred light and one still red light showing, tookoff to the west.He contacted Air Force and Civil Aviation au-thorities, which confirmed that there were BOhelicopters in the area, but they said it wasprobably lights from a jet airliner landing atAukland International Airport. The witness re-jected this explanation, pointing out that therewas no sound from the object, and that "any noisein this area echoes throughout the hills. Andtheres no possibility of a big jet coming downbehind the ranges and hovering over the dam. Idont know what the lights are, but if theyreUFOa, theyre not hostile because theyve beenseen so often."Several witnesses have looked at the lightsthrough binoculars, but have not been able todistinguish a shape. One man said the position-ing of the lights gave the object the appearanceof being shaped like "an old-fashioned lampshade." He thought it was about 30 feet long.Observing it through binoculars about one mileaway, the man said it seemed to be hovering about100 feet above the water.The objects seem to appear around 10:30 p.ra.,and thus far at three-week intervals. Capt. BruceCathie, a well-known UFO researcher, says theHunua sightings are "some of the better ones Iveheard about." He added that there has been con-siderable UFO activity around Aukland recently,and said six people had sighted a number of high-flying discs over Piha about a week ago.(Reported by Harold H. 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Photo offered to prove Peru UFOThrough the efforts of Joe Brill, a photo, twodrawings, and additional details have been ob-tained of the UFO sighted by a Peruvian archi-tect and his client in October. The sighting wasfirst reported by Skylook in the December issue.The following information has been translatedby Mrs. Mary Moeller for MUFON from the Oct. 231973, issue of El Comerrio of Lima, Peru, and theOct. 23 issue of La Prensa of Lima:On Oct. 19 at about 3 p.m., Hugo Luyo Vega, 54,and a client stopped along the road between Limaand Matucana at a point which runs parallel to arailroad and the river Ritnac, about 31 miles fromLima. The client does not want his name used, ac-cording to Vega, who describes him as "a wealthyperson who wishes to remain anonymous." Skylookdoes not know the clients identity.The client reportedly first saw "the luminousobject" near the bottom of a valley. The objectwas slowly moving in the direction of the twomen, and Vega ran to his car to get his Polaroidcamera. "When I aimed my camera, and took thepicture," he explained, "the object was not over50 meters (150 feet) from us and 20 meters (60feet) from the ground. At the beginning thesaucer moved . very slowly, but later the saucerrose out of sight, and this is precisely why Iwas able to take only the one picture." Vegasaid the object had unexpectedly changed direc-tion and turned towards the east, and at thattime had increased its velocity and rose to avoidsome high voltage lines that crossed the valley.The object was described as looking like aninverted soup bowl with a dome on its upper part.The color of the object was a shiny or polishedsilver. "On the point of which 1 considered thedome, there was a kind of ball that emitted afixed soft blue light," said Vega. "Much lowerwe were able to distinguish a row of small win-dows resembling portholes. Underneath, and as if(continued on next page)This is approximately the image which Vega re-portedly saw when he "pulled his Polaroid printfrom his camera, although some detail has beenlost in copying and printing the original photo.This is an enlarged section of the originalprint, with the outline of the •object retouchedslightly to separate it more clearly from therocky background. Some detail has been lost incopying the original, enlarging the copy, andprinting. A much better photo is currently beinganalysed for MUFON by the Jet Propulsion Labora-tory, and the results of this analysis will bepublished as soon as available.This sketch by Vega of the UFO he reportedlysaw shows more clearly the details described bythe architect than does the photo.
This sketch by Vega shows where he and hisclient were standing in relation to the UFO. Theshaded area represents the area covered by thephoto. Note the rocky background of the Mountain.The UFO is directly above the Rlmac River.(continued from preceding page)it were the driving force of the object, we not-iced a deep red pulsating light that projectedtoward the •ground from a sort of huge invertedturbine In the middle, and next to it we saw twoprotuberances in the form of half an egg." Thesighting reportedly lasted for about 30 seconds.ancientmeetThe first annual World Conference of AncientAstronauts will be held at the Arlington ParkTowers Hotel in Arlington Park, 111., on April26, 27, and 28. The conference will feature lec-tures, workshops, panel discussions, movies,slides, and displays, according to Gene M. Phil-lips, founder of the Ancient Astronauts Society.Speakers scheduled include Erich von Daniken andBrad Steiger.The conference is open to the public, with anadmission charge of $40.00 (those registering be-fore April 15 nay do so for $30.00). Additionalinformation is available from the Ancient Astro-naut Society, 22 S. Washington Ave., Park Ridge,IL. 60068 (Phone 312-696-2016.The Society was founded about a year ago byPhillips, an attorney, after he became intriguedby the TV program "In Search of Ancient Astro-nauts."Possible occupant reported in CanadafftMUFON Investigator Wide Hoville reports thesighting of a possible UFO occupant by a singlewitness on Nov. 22, 1973, in Joliette, P.Q., Can-ada.Mrs. J.P. (full name not given by Hoville) hadgone into her kitchen to light a cigarette, anddid not turn on the lights because of light froma nearby streetlight. At approximately 2 a.m. shewas attracted by a white object which seemed tostandjust outside her kitchen window.She went to the window, which is very low, anddiscovered a "four-foot-tall thing" with a roundhead and two very bright eyes which had a phos-phorenscent glow. She said the eyes were threetimes as large as normal eyes. She did not seeany mouth or nose. Around the head or helmet wassome sort of halo or flames, and there seemed tobe "lacets" around the neck. .The shoulders werenot square like on human beings, but dropped fromthe head (or helmet) in a 45 degree angle.Mrs. J. P. said she was not afraid of "thething," and said it looked beautiful to her. Shesaid sha was actually attracted by it, and couldnot move away. The "thing" departed after about15 seconds, and Mrs. J.P. rushed into the bedroomto awaken her husband, who dressed, went to thedoor, switched on the.light, and saw nothing. Hechecked all around the house, except for the gar--den, behind the garages, and found nothing but a"scared to death" dog lying on the ground.The following night the familys cat acted verystrangely, running up and down; in the house andgoing to the window where "the Thing" had beenseen the night before. The same night ProvincialPolice and a Catholic priest, Mr. Goulet, report-edly saw UFOs near Joliette in the vicinity ofthe Domtar Quarry, which,is about three-fourthsof a mile from Mr. and Mrs. J. P.s house. Thereare several springs in the-quarry, and two power-lines carrying 730,000 volts run on the northside of the quarry.
UFOs Behindthe Iron CurtainBy Joe BrillAlthough the following caae is again a ratherold case (almost 20 years ago), it stands out asone of the best to occur over Hungary,. ,Also itwas one of those rare occasions when the objectin question was captured on film. The followingis therefore a summary of the submitted data asit was presented in the Hungarian magazine Life &Science, January 12, 1955. Published in Budapest.On Oct. 25, 1954, literally thousands of Hun-garian citizens observed the appearance of astrange object which dashed through the morningsky. The time was 6:20 a.m., and it was seen bypeople from all sections of the country. It flewin a Northwest to Southeast direction. Most ofthe observers reported that it was extremelybrilliant and appeared to be at a low altitude.The speed of this mysterious object was in ex-cess by several hundred times that of the fastestknown airplane. Hundreds of eye-witness reportswere submitted to the astronomical observatoriesin Hungary, and from these reports some possiblecalculations were made regarding this object.The Urania Observatory of Budapest sent outspecial questionaires (1500) to the best (intheir opinion) qualified observers and from theanswers of these witnesses constructed some veryinteresting conclusions. In a few cases, especi-ally in Budapest, the data on the altitude andthe direction of flight were measured out on theexact location of the observer. The best obser-vations were those which fixed the movement ofthe object in the sky in relation to buildingsand the direction of the rising sun. By thismethod, using data from 20 to 30 observations, itbecame possible to approximate the altitude andthe trajectory of flight with relatively accurateprecision.Of special interest here is the photograph ofthe object taken by Janos Biro, a teacher inSopron County. This picture is a great raritybecause as far as we know, only a very few suchphotographs of this nature have ever been takenwith any success. At any rate, besides a greatdeal of luck one also needs a full measure ofmental presence to be able to react in time totake such a picture. Biro did take a photographof it and it is presented here for our readers toexamine for themselves.By using the focal length of the . camera usedby Biro and the dimensions of the resulting pic-ture, it is possible to ascertain with some de-gree of accuracy how large the phenomenon actual-ly appeared in the sky. According to the meas-urements carried out at the Drania Observatory,Photo taken by Janos Biro over Hungary on Oct.25, 1954.the width of the object was somewhat smaller thantwice the diameter of the sphere of the fullmoon. This was the size of the object as seen bythe observer oh the ground with the naked eye.Assuming that the objects initial and finalaltitude was approximately 250 kilometers (155mi..); and that its mid-trajectory was at about190 kilometers (118 mi.) above the earths sur-face; the distance travelled was roughly 2,200kilometers (1,366 mi.), rather considerable. Andif we then posit a flying time of 35 seconds,which corresponds to the median of the most plau-sible observations, we yield a relative speed of63 kilometers per second or 39 miles a second.Although most of the observers thought thisobject was of a low altitude, the scientific com-munity felt from their analysis of the submittedreports and examination of the original photo-graph taken that the object was at an altitude ofat least 250 kilometers. The witnesses had onlyreported what they had seen, and the astronomersstated their beliefs on what data they had to ex-amine.Was it a Flying Saucer, meteorite, or a fire-ball? No member of the scientific communitywould state an opinion positively, as no one wassure, and as of this date almost twenty yearslater it remains on file, classified as an Uni-dentified Flying Object.f10
Mini-flap in California notedSANTA ANA, CALIF. — Coming shortly, on theheels of the national UFO "flap" late in 1973, anunusually high number of UFO sightings have beennoted in the Los Angeles-Orange Counties areawithin a two-week period. .Mrs. Idabel Epperson, Southern Californiasdirector for MUFON, recently commented on thisflurry of activity, and her observations promptedauthors David Branch -and Robert B. Klinn to re-port it in their weekly column, • "TheContinuingUFO," appearing in the Santa Ana Register.While details are somewhat sketchy, since in-vestigation is continuing, the following descrip-tions, excerpted from the column, are deservingof study: .,. "—Jan: 24, Santa Aha. Six witnesses viewed acircular red, blue, and white light as it hoveredat an estimated altitude of 1,000 feet."--Jan. 27 and 28, Garden Grove. An unidenti-fied glowing object was observed by severalpeople for as long as three hours. The fact thatthe object stayed in one spot, along with itssudden appearances and disappearances, seems torule out a star or planet as a possible explan-ation. • , . • . .."—On Feb.2 several witnesses, including twopolice officers, saw a huge, glowing white objectover South Laguna. The chief witness, Patrick T.Archer, • first/sighted the UFO from the seventhfloor of a hotel where he works at 5:15 a.m. (Mr.Archer is, -coincidentaly, the same man who re-ported being chased by a UFO on Nov.8, 1973.Driving west from Elythe, Calif.,, he said he waspursued at 115 miles per hour.by an oval UFO withwhite lights.)"Archer first sighted the object hovering overthe water off the Laguna Beach Coast. After heblinked his flashlight at it, the strange lightstarted moving toward North Laguna. It thenstopped and hovered over the town for an esti-mated 30 minutes. During this time several otherpeople, -including two police officers, becameaware of the UFO and studied it intently. Sud-denly the object began moving toward South La-guna. It passed over Archer, and several otherwitnesses at an amazingly low altitude of about300 feet."This case is reportedly under intensive.in-vestigation both by Archer and a Ph.D.geochemistrepresenting MUFON. (Additional details of thesighting will be revealed when available.)11—At 5:30 a.m., Feb. 6, Mrs. Helen Mahan inNorthridge saw a brilliant white light movingfrom the southwest to the northwest. It was a-bout a quarter of the apparent size of the fullmoon. The UFO had a smaller light which "spurted"as the main object flew. The light was also seenfrom Sherman Oaks by a young man unrelated to thewitness. The witnesses do not believe the objectwas any type of conventional aircraft or celest-rial body."—The mother.of the male witness, in ShermanOaks, mentioned above, reports sighting an un-conventional aerial object on the following even-ing, Feb. 7, at 11:30 p.m. Mrs. Ethel Barnes is apilot, familiar with the night sky. She and herfamily reportedly observed a brilliant star-likeUFO, three times the size, of Venus (themostbrilliant object in the night sky except themoon). The UFO had a definite trail of light,moved, from southeast to northwest, through 160degrees in approximately 60 seconds. Because ofthe objects speed and appearance, .Mrs. Barnesrules out any conventional solution to her sight-ing. . ,"But the most recent dramatic case to come,.toour attention occurred Jan.29. A flying in-structor along with.his student pilot .werecir-cled and buzzed repeatedly for one hour by atleast five glowing red objects. The airplane wasover the Pacific Ocean off the Southern Californ-ia coast."Last Friday night we met with the instructor-witness to gain preliminary information on thecase. At .the request of the witness, we asked forand received specific authorization from Dr. J.Allen Hynek (head of the newly formed Center forUFO Studies and chairman of the Department of As-stronomy at Northwestern University) to.act ashis agent in this investigation..."In discussing this flurry of UFO activity inSouthern California, Mrs. Epperson suggested toThe Register the possibility that people in thepapers readership area are now more "aware" ofthe UFO phenomenon, thus more inclined to reportsightings. (The Register has carried its weeklycolumn, "The Continuing UFO,"since August, 1972)While almost impossible to prove, this factorundoubtedly has had some effect. This much iscertain: since the column began, a significantnumber of calls have been received from severalserious individuals reporting what they believedwere genuine UFO sightings. In every case theywere referred to Mrs. Epperson for appropriateaction. In addition, a few "hidden reports" —dealing with incidents previously unreported —were volunteered to The Register.(Reported by Bob Kirkpatrick)New BookUFOs—Interplanetary . Visitors by Ray Fowlerwill be published in April by Exposition Press,Inc. The forward is written by Dr. J. AllenHynek.MUFON Director Walt Andrus states, "Mr. Fowlerbeing one of.the finest and most thorough UFO in-vestigators in the.United States, I highly recom-mend Rays book to the serious UFO researcher. Itis the work of a conscientious and conservativeindividual conducting a scientific investigationinto his challenging phenomenon."The list price of the book is $8.50.11
In OthersWordsBy Lucius ParishAs in the past, NATIONAL ENQUIRER continues tobe a good source of UFO material. Beginning inthe March 10 issue, a series of excerpts fromMajor Donald E. Keyhoes book, ALIENS FROM SPACE,have been published. This same issue also con-tains another UFO article. In the March 17 issue,biologist Leslie Orgel theorized that superiorextraterrestrial beings might consider Earth as a"zoo:" Also in this issue, Erich von Danikanrevealed that the inspiration for his "anci-ent astronauts" concept was a series of "out-of-body" experiences. Rod Serlings ideas on UFOsand ET life were featured in the March 24 issue,along with the results of an ENQUIRER poll onUFOs. In the March 31 issue, Pa. state trooperstell of their UFO sighting.Other tabloids featuring UFO material includeNATIONAL INSIDER for March 3 and NATIONAL STARfor March 9. These two articles are largely re-hash of familiar material.Joseph Goodavage continues his speculations onLunar phenomena in the April issue of SAGA, aswell as contributing an article on advanced tech-nologies of the past. Keep your salt shakers atthe ready when reading GoodavageIFor the Forteans among the readers, I wouldlike to recommend an excellent publication fromEngland which is entitled, simply, THE NEWS. Itis a bi-monthly effort by INFOs British Repre-sentative, Robert J. M. Rickard. It includes UFOmaterial, of course, as well as reports on allother types of unexplained phenomena. The cost is$4.50 for 6 bi-monthly issues and well worth theprice. Richards address is: 31 Kingwood Road -Moseley - Birmingham B13 9AN, England.Jacques Bergiers name will be familiar tothose who have read the books he has co-authoredwith Louis Pauwels—THE MORNING OF THE MAGICIANS,IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBILITIES and THE ETERNAL MAN.Now, Bergier has come out with a new title in thecontinually-expanding line of books on space vis-itors of the past. This one is called—are youready?~EXTRATERRESTRIAL VISITATIONS FROM PRE-HISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT. Unfortunately, thebook doesnt quite live up to its imposing titleat times. Bergier covers much familiar groundand has also chosen to quote from unreliablesources for some of his material. There are some"nuggets" in this book, but one sometimes wondersif it is worth the trouble to dig them.out. Theauthor is another of those who choose to con-struct hypotheses about ET visitors while ignor-ing the UFO evidence. Any such venture must, ofnecessity, be incomplete. For those who are in-terested, the Bergier book may be obtained fromHenry Regnery Co. - 114 West Illinois St. - Chi-cago, 111. 60610. The price is $5.95Patrick Moore has long been known as a Ufolo-gist skeptic, yet he seems to retain an interestin our subject, as well as other types of anomal-ies. In CAN YOU SPEAK VENUSIAN?, he covers theviewpoints expressed by a variety of people whomhe designates as "Independent Thinkers." Theseare not to be confused with "crackpots," Mooresays. The basic difference between the two typesbeing that "independent Thinkers" are quite sin-cere and well-meaning, while the cranks are moreor less synonymous with crooks. Needless to say,Moore lumps UFO believers into the same generalcategory as believers in a flat Earth. One chap-ter of the book is devoted to the claims of"Dr." George King; another chapter summarizesMoores own "research" into the UFO phenomena.Some of the other subjects covered include the"Hollow Earth" theory, Atlantis, Velikovsky,astrology and the von Daniken theories. ThoughMoore claims the utmost respect for those withunconventional ideas, one cannot escape the feel-ing that his is merely a slightly more "sophisti-cated" way of poking fun. The book is availablefor $6.95 from W.W. Norton & Co., Inc. - 55 FifthAvenue - N.Y., N.Y. 10003.A mixture of important historical data andquestionable speculations may be found in F. W.Holidays book, THE DRAGON ANDTHE DISC. Briefly,the author concludes that dragons and discs havebeen the basis for many religions. The disc is asymbol of good, while the dragon represents evil.It is true that such symbols may be found in theartwork of ancient nations, but interpretationsare a different matter. Holiday equates dragonswith the Loch Ness Monster and other such crea-tures; the discs, of course, are our modern UFOs.It makes for intriguing reading, but some of theauthors theories must be seriously questioned.Holiday seems to be of the "paraphysical con-struct" school of thought with respect to aerialand aquatic phenomena. While the concept deservesconsideration, it also has its drawbacks. Still,considering the research involved in this book, Iwould recommend it to all who may be interested.Well-illustrated, THE DRAGON AND THE DISC may beordered from W. W. Norton at the address given inthe preceding review. The price for the book is$7.95.Skywatch, picnic plannedThe sixth annual UFO Skywatch and Picnic willbe held July 20 and 21 at the Boulder Access toCarlyle Lake, Carlyle, 111., according to Mrs.Rosetta Holmes. Speakers will be announced at alater date. Everyone is invited.The Skywatch will be held on Saturday night,and an all-day picnic with a pitch-in noon dinnerfollowed by talks will be held on Sunday.12
Dim, Bright, Three PointedFollowed CarA sketch has been obtained of the object whichreportedly followed a car near Rosebud, Texas,Nov. 18, as reported in the March Skylook. Theobject was witnessed by Mrs. Fay Seeley, Mrs.Seeleys sons Richard and Russell, Mrs. Fay Hile-man, -andMrs. Hilemans son Richard.They first saw the ob-ject as a bright, thendimming light low in thesky as they were drivingon highway 14 nearBremond. Later, the ob-ject appeared first onone side of their auto,then on the other,"quicker than the eyecould see," according toMrs. Hileman. RichardSeeley said, "It wasfollowing us, but I didnot say much about it. Iknew that my mama was worried, and I was scaredmyself." As they kept driving, the object dimmed,then got brighter, and seemed to disappear. Laterit appeared again as they neared the Brazos Riverbridge, and they slowed down. Mrs. Seeley ex-plained that "I. saw that the thing was going toland in front of us on the highway. It never didland, but was about treetop high and was blockingmy way, so I stopped. No I did not stop, I dontthink. I whirled that car around .and got out ofthere as fast as I could, but it was still rightthere all the time. But when we got to Reagan andgot back on State 6 we were behind another carand the thing just seemed to.lift up and disap-pear."Richard Seeley described the object as "point-ed on top." Mrs. Hileman said, "It was sort ofround and had a point on top and two on the bot-tom. When it would be bright, I could not seethe points too well, and there were the shadowsit cast when it was just over the highway." Mrs.Seeley said later that "I just do not believethat thing would have let me drive on any farther....I just know that the thing would not have letme go by."Another unidentified motorist reportedly toldpolice about such an object following his car a-long State 6 from Reagan to Marlin Route, butthis has not been verified. Other sightings oflights in the sky were also reported during thesame general time period.(As reported in the Rosebud; Texas, News, Nov.22, 1973.)Mr. J.P. De Canha kneels inside the ring whichhe and his wife say mysteriously appeared ontheir front lawn. (Copy of a photo in Die"Vander-land, Johannesburg, South Africa.) :South Africa hasring reportMr. and Mrs. J.F. De Canha, of Newlands, a-su-burb of Johannesburg, South Africa, -report astrange ring or circle appeared on the >lawn infront of their house, which.they, believe couldhave been left by a flying saucer.According to a translation, of an Afrikaansarticle in the Jan. 18, 1974, Die Vanderland ofJohannesburg, Mrs. De Canha, a Portugese, saidshe was awakened at 2:20 a.m.. (date not given) asa result of a "wild hissing noise." She said shewas startled, and did not sleep much after that.The following morning she noticed a dark circleon her front la^ra.She asked her husband what it was, and he de-nied any knowledge of it. A neighbor (unnamed)suggested that possibly a flying saucer had land-ed, since the neighbor had reportedly once .seenan object land on the road going to Potchesfs-troom; the object disappeared before he reachedit, but left a. dark spot similar to that on thelawn. . •••The circle is about 9 feet in diameter, andthere are cross-like grooves which look like "pawmarks" at three points outside the circle. Thegrooves are about 3 inches deep. Between two ofthe "paw Marks" was an oil smear, giving the.ap-pearance that the object (if there was one) hadleaked oil. The circle reportedly assumed a "blueglow" the morning after the landing. Mr. De Canhahas reportedly cut his lawn twice without dimin-ishing the circle. (Translation and photo pro-vided by Joe Brill).13
Stranger than fictionPennsylvania creatures busyNOTE: The names of witnesses and statetroopers remain anonymous in this publishedreport at the request of witnesses. BothGordon and Skylook have the nanes of thewitnesses, however.By Stan GordonMUFON State Director, PennsylvaniaAt 10:55 p.m. Feb. 6, 1974, Uniontown StatePolice Barracks received a phone call from thedaughter of the main witness, who informed theofficer of the happenings taking place at theirresidence. The Westmoreland County UFO StudyGroup communications center monitored the bar-racks dispatching a car to check a report "ofsome people shooting at two creatures from aspaceship." In a minute the car was advised"that the spaceship is allegedly still at thelocation." The police call us when they haveUFOs reported to them; however, since it wasa possible landing, our operator immediatelycalled the barracks to obtain all data. Thenames of the witnesses were obtained from thecivilian radio dispatcher for Uniontown StatePolice. Trooper X was dispatched to the scenealong with one national guardsman. The nationalguard has been riding as backups with statetroopers during the truckers strike.As the report was relayed to Trooper X,Sgt.Y, the officer in charge that night, was notifiedof the incident. Any report of any unusualnature which might develop into something isalways made known to the OIC. We made a tele-phone call to the residence of the daughter ofthe main witness to determine whether the casewarranted having a field team dispatched to thearea immediately. After obtaining the story, anasince no physical evidence was located.,,we madeplans to see some of the witnesses early£he nextmorning. This worked out better since it wasabout an hour ride to the area, and since therewas a strike on, no gas was available till thenextday.Early the next morning George Lutz and I ar-;rived at the scene. The area of• the sighting wasalmost isolated with a few homes down the road.The area is surrounded by thick woods, and theYoughiogheny River flows about a mile away. Thewitnesses live off of a private drive. Mrs. Doe,the main witness, lives in an old house, and herdaughter and son-in-law live in a modern trailerJust next door.Mrs. Doe showed us her animal pens, then wevent into her home and set up our tape recorders.Mrs. Doe, a 59-year-old woman who has lived inthe country all her life, and has very littlefear of anything living, sat down at the tableand related the events that had taken place thenight before.Sometime between.10 and 10:30 p.m.she wassit-ting in her home watching television when sheheard the rattling of tin cans on her frontporch. There had been several wild dogs seen inthe area, and thinking that this is what it was,she loaded her 16 gauge shotgun with one shell of8 shot ammunition. The gun was double barrel;however she was going to use only one chamber toscare the intruder away. After loading thegun,she switched on the porch light and stepped intothe doorway. In front of her porch at a distanceof 6 feet was a huge hair-covered apelike crea-ture that raised its arms over its head as thelight was switched on. The woman thought thecreature was going to lunge at her so she firedthe gun at the creatures midsection. Upon impactthe creature just "disappeared" in a flash oflight. The flash was discribed as bright, and asthough someone was taking a picture.There was no sound or smell at this time. Thecreature was described as being over 7 feet tall.It was apelike, but stood erect on two legs andwas covered from head to toe with dark gray hair.The incident happened in a matter of seconds andshe didnt take a good look at other physical de-tails. Following the incident, she went back in-to the house and shut the door, quite shaken overthe experience. Her son-in-law just then calledon the phone and wanted to know what she had shotat. She related the details and he loaded his 22revolver and proceeded on foot toward his mother-in-laws residence.On the way up he saw a figure running down theroad, but was unable to make it out. Severalfeet ahead of him near the woods he saw "4 or 5shadows of hairy people." As he approached clos-er, the creatures also began to approach him at a<fast pace. He shined his flashlight on them andthen became scared at the sight, and dropped hisflashlight, but drawed his revolver. He firedtwo shots at the intruders, then he ran, notlooking back to see what they were doing.He described them as being over 7 feet tall,completely hair-covered, with fire-red eyes thatwere luminescent even in total darkness. Thearms seemed to be long, and the creatures walkedon two legs, moved upright but with an awkwardmovement somewhat like an orangutan. He didntnotice any sound or smell.After he fired at them, he ran into his nother-in-laws home and reloaded his revolver. He waspersistent to "get one of the things" even thoughhe just couldnt believe it. He went backout-side and couldnt see any creatures, but he didobserve a bright blinking red light about 500yards away in the woods. There are no radio,towers or signs to confuse the light with. Thelight was very bright and was said to be similarin size and shape to a Christmas ornament, or to14
This sketch has been copied from one made byBob McCurry for the Westmoreland County UFO StudyGroup. It shows a creature sighted about,5 p. m.Aug. 23, 1973, at Luxor, Pa. While many of thecreatures sighted in Pennsylvania have some char-acteristics which are similar, the above drawingdoes not necessarily represent what Mrs. Doe orher son-in-law saw on Feb. 6.a beacon light on a police car.After seing this, he ran to his trailer toget his deer rifle, and to tell his wife to callsomeone for help. The family knew the countyhumane officer, so they phoned him. He was busyat the time and his wife,suggested that they callthe State Police. The state trooper arrived ashort time later, along with a guardsman. Theyinterviewed the witnesses and looked • over thearea for evidence. No footprints could be found,which could be due to the ground being frozenfrom the night before. The weather that day was:temperatures in the high 30s, humidity B2%, windout of the SE at 5 mph, and barometer reading at29:15 and falling.The two investigating officers just beforethey completed their search were joined by Troop-er Z and two other guardsman. Trooper X stated"that they didnt go out to where the light wasseen, since it was a heavily wooded area." Thelight had disappeared prior to his arrival. Thetrooper -said that the son-in-law was visiblyshaken, and that both witnesses seemed to be re-liable people. When the trooper was asked hisopinion of the incident he said, "I dont dis-believe it; there have been too many sightings tolaugh at it."A short time before Mrs. Doe shot at the crea-ture, she heard a strange humming sound, some-thing like a propeller aircraft as heard in thedistance, but louder. About one-half hour afterthe police left, she heard the sound again.One of the most bizarre effects that occurredduring the incident was the animal behavior. Thetwo families have a total of 4- dogs, includingbeagles, a bird dog, and an Eskimo spitz. Thetrooper and the witnesses all stated that all 4dogs were shaking, and hiding in their housings,and that they wouldnt make a sound. The dogsnormally would^bark. ferociouslyatany strangers.;When we were there the next day they seemed to benormal. . . . . ,Besides the dogs, the familys horse was act-ing very . nervous at the time. The horse, whichnormally runs to its oats when they are put out,had to be forcefully moved to the barn to eat.The horse would only take a bite of oats arid run.The horse also would stay in a part of the barn-yard that it never is in on a normal basis.The cats in the son-in-laws trailer alsoseemed very disturbed. The cats would not leavethe daughter alone. Everywhere she went theywould cuddle close to her. Another interestingpoint was that the daughter mentioned that shehad been up all night with her 6-morith-old son.She said that the baby was crying all night,which is the first time that the baby was so dis-turbed since it was born.Not the first UFO-Creature encounterThe son-in-law had told the state police dis-patcher as well as.us that this was not the-firstencounter he had had with one of the creatures.He had read in the paper of creatures being seen,in October near Uniontown, but at that tine..hetold his wife "that someone had a little too muchto drink." That was until his first encounter inNovember of 1973. He normally runs his dogs atnight before going to sleep, and one evening a-bout 10 or 10:30 p. m. he had one of his dogs upnear the corner of the woods. He always carriesa 22 revolver with him because of wild. dogs. Ashe approached the area he saw a dark figure aheadof him. He thought that it was a man prowlingaround, so he told him to halt, and asked himwhat he wanted. He received -no reply. Then the.figure turned around and the son-in-law was con-fronted by a large hairy apelike creature. Hefired six shots.from his revolver at the crea-ture. He said that the creature just vanished infront of his eyes, but that he could hear^it run-ning away and could see nothing. At times thesteps seemed to stop, then continue on. The s.on-in-law couldnt believe his eyes, and returned tohis trailer to obtain his 30.40 Craig rifle,.mak-ing up his mind to "get one of those things.1 Hesaid that "it was something that isnt supposedto be," and returned to the woods.to get hisprey. When he was back near the woods, he again(continued on page 16)15
(continued from page 15)saw the creature and fired at it. When it washit it let out a very loud scream like the cry ofa baby. His wife heard it from inside the trailerand said that she could hardly describe it exceptthat it might sound like a person in very deeppain. After the incident they didnt know who tocall, so they called the humane officer.During the summer of 1973 and continuing upuntil this time, a number of strange incidentshave occurred at this location. Mrs. Doe lateone night, either in September or October, wasawakened by a bright light that was shining inher window. She got up to look, and observed abright white sphere about 25 feet off the groundthat was illuminating the trailer near the frontsection. Other strange lights have been seen byboth families during this period. The strangehumming sound that Mrs. Doe had heard before andafter she shot at the creature, had been heard byher daughter and son-in-law and Mrs. Doe before.They believe they heard it a short time beforethe son-in-law had his first encounter in Novem-ber. The dogs always carry on very strangelywhen this humming.starts.Strange.Aspects UncoveredSometime after 12 midnight after the policeleft the scene of the shooting on Feb. 6., thedaughter called her mother on the phone to seeif she was calmed down. She rang the line for along period, but there was no answer. The daugh-ter thought she might have dialed wrong, so shere-dialed and let it ring over 20 times. She be-came worried, so she told her husband to go up toher mothers and see if she was okay. The son-in-law, still shaky,drove (100 feet) by car tohis mother-in-laws home. When he arrived"hismother-in-law was awake and wanted to know why hecame up. She said that she was lying awake andsaid she heard him get into the car and slam thedoor, • and just as his car passed by her windowthe phone rang. The daughter had been ringingthe line constantly until her husband got intothe house. The mother-in-law says that "the phonejust wasnt ringing" orshe would have heard it.The possibility exists that there might be a per-.iod of time missing from Mrs.. Does memory. Thisaspect will be looked into further.About a week before the incident of Feb. 6,Mrs. Doe heard a noise outside her home late atnight and when she opened up her door and turnedon her porch light she saw a bright flash in heryard (just like the flash that occurred when sheshot the creature and it disappeared). Severaltimes since the summer, Mrs. Doe stated that lateat night when she was sleeping, she felt someonetouch her and she would wake up startled since noone was around. She has several times felt asthough someone was in the house with her.Two weeks before the shooting of Feb. 6, Mrs.Doe was awakened one night by a loud thump, asthough something heavy was thrown against herhouse, but nothing was found. A couple of daysafter the son-in-law saw the creature in Novembera large black female cat mysteriously disappearedfrom its locked cage. The cage has two compart-ments side by side. The female cat was in theleft side and two of its kittens were in theright side. The cat had been locked in the nightbefore, and in the morning the enclosure wherethe female cat had been was locked but empty.There is an outside manual lock which has to beturned to open. What was so strange was thatthere was fresh snow on the ground, but no foot-prints whatsoever, not even that of a cat. Mrs.Doe believes that either the night before thelarge cat disappeared or within a few days ofthat incident she was out on the front porch whenthat loud humming noise started, but nothing wasseen. At that tine the dogs began to bark andthe cats huddled very close to her. When shewent inside later her cats refused to go outside.While we were interviewing the witnesses, theFayette County humane officer stopped in. He isnot just a typical dog catcher, but investigatescruelty to any type of animal. He handles casesof mutilations of farm animals as well. First ofall he vouched for the character of the witnessesand said that they were good honest people and.very reliable.After discussing with him the facts of thecase as well as a general rundown of the otherPennsylvania cases, he brought to .Tight the factthat there had been numerous mysterious animalmutilations in the county arid that there x?erefour cases presently that they cant explain un-der natural circumstances. The cases had occurredin the same areas where investigating UFO andcreature sightings. He is taking the possibilityseriously that the mutilations might somehow beconnected to the sightings. He searched thewooded area with us where the light had been seenbut nothing unusual was found. We did find, how-ever, two bee-bee type holes in a tree, whichwould be" directly in line with the point whereMrs. Doe said she fired at the creature.From all indications the witnesses appear tobe reliable and down to earth in their, ideas.Mrs. Doe said that she was reluctant to tell any-one about her experiences because everyone wouldthink she was crazy. The daughter stated when wefirst began to interview her that she didnt wantanything in the newspaper about the incident. Shewas told as everyone else we interview that wenever release names unless we are authorized bythe individuals involved.Many of the -aspects of the case are identicalto numerous other unpublicised UFO-Creature casesthat we have investigated in seven counties inWestern Pennsylvania. The animal disturbanceswas the most common effect of the cases that werereported. A number of individuals involved inthese incidents also reported hearing loud thumpsas though something was thrown against theirhomes. Others reported psychic phenomena such as:strange sound and invisible entities that touchedthem while they slept. Several other cases havebrought forth possibilities that some of the UFO-(contlnued on next page)16
Around the NetworkMUFON will present a special public awarenessprogram on UFOs at the three-day program of"TheElectronic World," a showing of home electronicdevices at the Municipal Auditorium in KansasCity April 26, 27, and 28. The chairman of MU-FONfs presentation, J; Stanley Fouch, of Leawood,Kan., has announced that .MUF01I will present themovie "Unidentified Flying Objects" in the after-noon and evening each day, and will feature atalk by Thomas H.. Micholls on Friday, a talk byWalt Andrus on Saturday, and a talk by Ted Phil-lips on Sunday. A display booth will also bemanned by MUFON. An estimated 40,000 persons areexpected to attend the three-day showing of elec-tronics devices.********************The UFO Study Group of Greater St. Louis heldits regular monthly meeting on Feb.17. About 60persons attended. Vice President. ..Bill Christian,read summaries .of three recent UFO reports, andDr. W. P. Armstrong played a brief tape recordingfeaturing discussion of a creature- incident -inPennsylvania investigated by Stan Gordon (seestory in this issue of Skylook); Dr. Armstrongreported that Uri Geller was featured in a recentissue of. Business .Week magazine. Ellsworth M.Matthews of St. Louis displayed an interestingslide, taken at night, featuring a spirallingluminescent trail similar to effects photographedby Dr. Rutledge in the Piedmont area. The nextmeeting of the study group will be at 2 p.m. Sun-day, April 21, at the Lemay Bank, 152 Leinay FerryRoad, St. Louis.********************George W. Earley, Bloomfield, Conn., addresseda group of 60 at the Terry Steam Turbine Manage-ment Club in February, showing slides and discus-sing "UFOs: An Historical Perspective." InApril he is scheduled to address the Friends ofthe Welles-Turner Library in Glastonbury on atopic still to be determined. He has written tworecent articles on Bigfoot and the local.forteandiscussion group he is in, and Fate has acceptedhis interview article with Eric von Daniken. Hehopes to do a photo study for Skylook in the latespring or early summer.(continued from page 16)Creature percipients have periods of time missingfrom their lives. The continuing cases of thistype indicate that we are dealing with an intel-ligence that is far more advanced technically andmentally than the human race.From the data that we have gathered I believethat it is of the utmost importance that detailedscientific study be made into this particularaspect of the UFO Phenomena. The implicationsthat have been uncovered must be seriously lookedinto to find out the purpose behind these visita-tions.TRAVELWECOMINGCOMMITTEE MEMBERc/fietnta-Paul W. Kelley, Sacramento, Calif., notes thatthe Lions Clubs Interplanetary Space TravelersWelcome Committee now has thousands of membersworld wide: "We received a letter from Eric vonDaniken, and he believes we will have actual con-tacts with Visitors from outer space in our ownlifetime. Also a very fine letter from Sen. UarryGoldwater." The purpose of the Welcome Committeeis to encourage humane treatment and possible, af-firmative understanding of space visitors. Mem- .bership in the committee is available from Kelleyat 1200 Teneighth Way, Sacramento, for a donationof $1.00 or more. Donations go to activities ofthe South Sacramento Lions youth programs and forhonorary Welcome Committee memberships for lawenforcement agencies and others. Membership.cardsare available, and shoulder patches are planned.Kelley and Paul Cerny are planning a public pro-gram in Sacramento in May,according to Kelley.A******************* ,. .Mildred Higgins of Fayetteville, Ark., will begiving her fourth recent talk on UFOs to theKansas Club in April.******************** .Frank Brown of the Greater.St. Louis UFQ StudyGroup has prepared new Skylook subscription formsfor the use of the group, according to Mrs. Ros-etta Holmes. ."We have such a great group ofpeople in the St. Louis Group," she points out."Many different talents, and all willing to.con-tribute." Amen. Your efforts are greatly appre-ciated by the entire Skylook staff.********************The UFO Newsclipping Service of the UFO Re-search Committee, headed by Rod Dyke, has expand-ed Its page count from 15 to 20 legal size pages.The service has also gone photo offset, whichmeans brighter, sharper reproduction of newspaperclippings. This Is a fine service, and lone whichSkylook uses every month. If you are seriouslyInterested In keeping up on UFO and Fortean newsclips from around the country and around theworld, check out the ad on pages 18 and 19 ofthis issue of Skylook.17
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AstronomyNotesBy Mark HerbstrittAPRIL SKYVenus—is a morning star rising in the eastabout an hour and a half before thesun.Mars—is past the meridian at sunset and setsabout 4 hours later.Jupiter—rises in the east about 1*4 hours be-fore thesun.Saturn—is past the meridian at sunset andsets before midnight.Did black holehit Tunguska?The December, 1973, Science Digest reports anew theory related to the spectacular damage toan area of Siberia which occurred in1908.Residents of the sparsely populated Tunguskaregion had reported seeing a large pillar offire, and hearing what sounded like several ex-plosions. Trees were leveled within 20 miles ofthe point of impact, horses were knocked down400 miles away, and shock waves were recorded asfar away as Washington,D.C.Though the damage was usually listed as theproduct of the Tunguska Comet, not all scien-tists agreed. Some said it was a meteorite ofantimatter that exploded on contact with atomsof matter in our atmosphere.Others said that it might even have been anuclear device aimed at our earth by an advancedcivilization.Two American scientists, A. A. Jackson IV andMichael P. Ryan Jr., working at the Universityof Texas, now postulate that the cause of allthe damage recorded was actually a black holeabout the size of a fleck of dust.A black hole is an object which has collapsedto an extremely small size. Black holes havetremendous densities, and correspondingly heavyweights.Jackson and Ryan estimate that the black holewhich may have caused the damage in Siberiaweighed about a million billion tons, and trav-eled about 25,000 miles an hour.The physicists say that such a black holewould have caused shock waves and a fiery bluecolumn. They estimate that it would have hadenough force to pass through the Earth and outthe other side, which would have been the NorthAtlantic side. The scientists plan to checktheir theory by consulting meteorologicalrec-ords of the North Atlantic area.UFO SIGHTING REPORTDate: February 18, 1974Time: 5:15 a.m., C.D.S.T.Location: Farm Home Route 2, near Chelsea, OR.Witness: Clay Knight, Age 42 (Dairyman and grad-uate of Oklahoma State University)Telephone interview on 2/25/74 by: Walter H.Andrus, Jr.Clay Knights Statement;Clay was about 300 yards from his barn when hesaw the object. His dog heard the object and ranfrightened back to their farm home. He saw theobject at this time about 50 to 75 yards abovehis head. It had an orange-red blinking light onthe bottom. This also frightened Mr. Knight, andhe started running toward his house. It seemedto follow him and the light remained directlyover head. He ran back to the house to get hiswife. The light was now north of his house. Hiswife never did see the light.He later walked out to his pond and observedthe light out in the pasture. He said it droppeddown below a small hill. One and one-half hourslater it moved straight up when it was north ofhim. He had heard an eerie sound when it was di-rectly over his head. He has never heard such ahigh-pitched sound before. His dog ran from it,probably due to hurting, its ears. The dog ranyelping to the house. Some of his cattle got ex-cited and ran through a barbed-wire fence whenthe light was nearby.In describing the object, he compared its sizeto that of a small bedroom. It was flat on thebottom and rounded off on the top. It was twiceas wide as it was high. The shape could be bestdescribed as oval-shape with a flat bottom. Thestars were not visible in the sky, since it was"getting ready to storm." Appeared like a shinytin color as it was departing. There was no indi-cation that it had landed or touched the ground.He was told that a neighbor saw it from a dis-tance, but he has not talked to the neighborper-sonally.CONCLUSION; Probable UFO based upon the lights,sound and maneuvering.Check your ADDRESSBeginning with the March Issue, Skylook isusing a stencil system of addressing the magazineeach month. This makes the mailing operation muchfaster, and should result in fewer mistakes inaddressing the copies, since new labels are nolonger made each month. Please check your name,address, and subscription expiration to makecer-tain that your stencil is correct. Advise us Ifit needs to be corrected.20