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Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
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Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
Mufon ufo journal   1975 6. june - skylook
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  • 1. "We tell it as it is"NUMBER 91SKYLOOKThe UFO Monthly75 centsJUNE 1975OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF MUFONJ MUTUAL UFO NETWORK, INC.Light beams from alleged UFOs arenothing new, but they continue to gener-ate interest and speculation. In thismonths SKYLOOK are stories concern-ing reported light beams in Tasmania,Australia, and in the Soviet Union.The sketch at left represents an un-confirmed, but interesting, sighting atElleielles, Belgium, on July 4, 1972. At10:45 p.m. a young farmer wasreportedlyin a field adjoining his farm when hisattention was captured by intermittentprojections of bluish light coming from aluminous "cloud" which was motionlessin thesky.These beams, in the form of an arc,descended to the ground and touched itat three points, arranged around the wit-ness in a triangle, and then went back upinto the "cloud."The beams reportedly widened untilabout three feet above the field, thennarrowed down to touch the soil as a veryreduced point—and reversed the processwhen returning upward. These extra-ordinary "Hashers" were reportedly re-produced every 30 seconds.The incident was reportedly confirmedby a neighbor a few yards away. (Sketchand information provided by Joe Brillfrom Inforespace No. 6, 1972.)
  • 2. "We tell it as it is"SKYLOOKThe UFO Monthly26 Edgewood DriveQuirtey, Illinois 62301Dwight ConnellyEditorCarolyn ConnellyBusiness ManagerWalter H. AndrusDirector of MUFQNTed BloecherHurrianoid/Occupant CasesJoseph M. BrillIron CurtaincountriesThe Rev. Dr. Barry DowningReligion and UFOs-^Lucius ParishBooks, Periodicals, HistoryMarjorie FishExtraterrestrial LifeStan GordonCreatures & UFOsGary GraberArtistRichard HallCommentatorMark HerbstrittAstronomyRosetta HolmesPromotion/PublicityBob KirkpatrickWest Coast Coordinatorfed PhillipsUFO Landing TracesDavid A. SchrothSt. Louis/Mass MediaJohn F. SchuesslerUFO PropulsionNorma E. ShortEditor-Publisher EmeritusThe contents of SKYLOOK are determined by Ihe editor and staff, and do not necessarilyrepresent the official judgment of MUFON Opinions of contributors are their own. and donot necessarily reflect those of the editor, the staff, or MUFON. Books or other items advertised are not necessarily endorsed by SKVLOOK or MUFON.SKYLOOK THE UFO MONTHLY is published monthly by Dwight Connelly, 26 Edgewood Drive,Quincy, IL623*1 USA. Sobscription Rates: $8.00per year in U.S.; $9.00per year foreign; single copy, 75 cents.Advertising rates: $5.«0 per column inch. All ads subject to approval of the publisher. ••Copyright 1975 by SKYLOOK THE UFO MONTHLY. 26 Edgewood Drive, Quincy, IL 62301. Permissionis hereby granted toqoote from this issue of this magazine, provided not.more tnan 200words areJquotedfrom any one article, provided that the author of the article is given credit, and providedthat the statement"Copyright 1*75 by SKYLOOK THE UFO MONTHLY. 26 EdgewoodDrive, Quincy. IL" is included.Second Class Postage paid at Qoincy, IL. 62301.In This IssueTasmania, Australia, scene of UFO with light beam.............3Pilot reports possible Morse Code message from UFO.,,,..0»..,,7UFOs Behind the Iron Curtain by Joe Bri 11.............<,,......os,,8;Matching wits with extraterrestrials.................,...o.».10UFO and creature sighted in same area »n Pennsylvania... 13Message from, the director of MUFON.,,,.................... ,...l4In Others Words by Lucius Parish... .........16Astronomy convention to feature extraterrestrial 1ife........ 17International Coordinator Richard Hall plans for future>-««-.-«.17Additional information obtained on Odense, Denmark, photos...17Can weather radar be used to verify UFO sightings?...........18197S MUFON Symposium schedule listed,.... ...,,,..,.19Recapping and Commenting by Richard Hall ..20July Sky by Mark Herbstritt. .....„..,20Page 2.*..«•£I
  • 3. Car radio affectedUFO light beam inTasmaniaLOCATION OF SIGHTING: LakeSorell,Tasmania,Australia..DATE OF SIGHTING: Feb. 26, 1975.REPORTED BY: Paul B. Jackson,Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre(TUFOIC).SUBMITTED BY: Joe Brill, formerMUFON International C6-ordinator.THE MAIN WITNESSThe principal witness hasrequested that his name not beused. He was a rear gunner inthe RAAF, is currently a "well-off" professional man, and isapparently a respected memberof his community. He is also acompetent artist.The principal witness hadgone to Lake Sorell with acompanion (a commercial artist)on a weeks fishing trip. Thecompanion also observed the in-cident and also made sketches.TRANSCRIPT OF SIGHTINGFollowing is a transcript ofan interview with the principalwitness by the Tasmanian UFOInvestigation Centre. The in-itial portion of the transcripti-s the witness1statement pre-ceding questions from the in-terviewer.WITNESS: At about.3:^5p.m.approximately, with some degreeof daylight, I observed 3 ob-jects in the sky in. the NE:two larger, one smaller. 1watched them for some, time,thinking they were rather un-usual small clouds .or even air-craft; after observing them fora while I noticed that theywere moving in a different di-rection to the clouds. Theywere too slow in movement to beaircraft, or anything, and Iwas extremely interested in theobject at this time being morethan unusual..They remained in this areafor a few minutes and I lostsight of them for about 3 or 4area coveredbybe./ sighting 845pmCAMPSITEKELLY<**.11Camp site IOOO ydsfiom closest sightingminutes. Later I observed twoof the objects much closer thathad travelled in a directiontowards the SW, towards LakeSorell. They came to a sta-tionary position towards theDogshead, which is on the east-ern shore of Lake Sorell, andremained in that area for ap-proximately 3 to 10 minutes.There was slight movementthen, and I lost them in cloud.There, was broken cloud for awhile, but they receded towardsthe mountainous shore towardsLake Penny (note: ... probablymeans . Mt. Penny), which isknown as the Hatchery shore .ofLake Sorell.CENTRAL RED LIGHTThe two were clearly visiblethere for a while, and then Ifirst noticed that underneatheach was showing a central, redlight which was pulsating, andon the.one that appeared to belarger or closer .there wereintermittent red 1ightsjaroundthe corona or rim.That is the last time that Isaw the two; cloud intervenedand there was no sighting forsome minutes, and then the.cloud brightened up and I sawone object emerge frpm theclouds travelling in an easter-ly direction and come to restabove Meredith or sometimescalled Murdoch Point on thenorth shore of Lake Sorell.The secondary object was atthat stage of the piece noticedstationary towards Mt., Pennymuch further to the north—approximately 2£ miles to thenorth.The main object was now veryclear in definition. It;was anelongated shape. It wasia longdisc type of sighting, with thered light very very strong,s t i l l pulsating, but the redlights around the corona alsoseemed to be twinkling from redto white. At times.they seemedto be travelling around thePage 3
  • 4. disc; at other times seemed tobe quite stationary. It re-mained in this area for 8 to 10minutes. ;The sighting at all timeswasnt clear because there wasintermittent cloud that attimes would partially obscurethe main object. It was totallyobscured for 2 or 3 minuteswith a heavy bank of cloud thatwent through with a passingstorm; it appeared again andappeared to be fractionallycloser.Then all of a sudden it camedirectly towards us at phenome-na] speed. It appeared asthough it was going directlyover the top of us — but-in ac-tual fact it came to rest ap-proximately 1000 yards away andassesed at approximately 500feet up.It remained in this aro,a inclear vision for quite someminutes, maybe 3, maybe *t minrutes. It was very, very bright,intensly bright during the per-iod of movement towards us, al-most to the extent it was likethe flash of an -acetylenetorch. When it came to rest,the main lights dulled. Youcould see the definition andoutline, which appeared to be around forming ring around thebottom of a dome, with a dome"effect on the top. •••AREA COVERED BY BEAMThe red light very, veryclear in the bottom; it movedvery, very well in a small de-gree in a little arc back andforth, then extended with col-lossal light a beam, a cone-shaped beam down- towards thelake.This beam appeared to traveltowards the northern section ofthe lake, which was the edge ofRobinsons Swamp, and it verydefinitely was directed alongthe extremity of the- swamp inextending a distance of approx-imately 2 miles. It was strongenough that it lit up the sideof the mountain along from thePoint of Meredith to RobinsonsSwamp, approximately 3/*» of aPage 4tooorscujr«l for- cliormi le.LAKE SURFACE GLOWSThe beam traversed back to-wards the centre of the areafrom where the object was inthe sky. It faded and fairlyquickly, and the surface of thelake appeared as though it hada.bluey white flourescent glowover the water for approximate-ly 20 or 30 feet above. Suffi-ciently that you could stillsee the outline of the swampstrongly. The red lights hadreappeared; the definition ofthe outline was quite clear.Then, almost like a flash,it disappeared away very quick-ly towards the NE. It travelledat a collossal speed—as muchas I would liken it would besomething in the way the tra-jectory of a tracer bullet.At this time the second ve-hicle that had moved towardsMt. Penny and had remained inthat area for the whole timedisappeared at the simultaneoustime with the other one, in thesame direction. I cannot besure whether it disappeared inthe beyond, or went beyond therim of the mountain, but it wasthat quick that it was hard tobe definite.CAR RADIO AFFECTEDDuring the period of the ve-hicle being in the area of Mer-edith Point, my car radio,which was in operation with thedoor open--I had been waitingfor the nine oclock news —hadcut out and was replaced by avery, very loud intense staticynoise. At one stage during a -<*•lull in the sighting I attempt-ed to find stations on thewireless; it did not respond. ,When the vehicles had gone outof sight within a minute or twothe wireless came on and func-tioned quite normally, and re-mained quite normal thereafter.These are the main points ofthe actual sighting, but therewere quite a few little inci-dents here and.there that oc-curred during the trajectoryof the vehicles.QUESTIONS BY INVESTIGATORTUFOIC: The moon did risein the SE—about 9:^5 p.m. Thiswould be after the sighting.WITNESS: Well, when itjuststarted to show approximately iof an hour after the actualsighting, but it was from thecamp site in the SE down to-wards the lower part of thelake. Towards the Guest Housearea, which is more than aquarter of the compass spec-trum. The following night Iwas s t i l l at the lake and ob-served the moon rise which wasa little later, but was thesame position, so there is nomistake on where it rises. Theonly thing I was concerned onchecking up on the moon was thefact that when I first saw the3 objects at a great distance,although it was quite daylightat the time, it appeared likelight on cloud—and through
  • 5. Sketch by witnessthat...TUFOIC: Like the reflectionof light of the moon on cloud.W: Yes, that was my firstimpression, then I thought theywere aircraft. But when theymoved in closer into the areaof the sighting, actually themain sightings themselves werealmost in an opposite directionaltogether as to what you wouldlook, for the moon. Anotherthing with it top that wasquite important, the cloudbanks and the cloud cover .thatwas across the lake on quite afew occasions, anything up to.half a dozen times the lightfrom the craft itself was show-ing up our side of the. cloud inbright relief, and this side ofthe mountain, so the l.ight had.to be reflected from this side.T: This was opposite theswamp area and off the MeredithPt. area.W: So the object had to,becentered oh:this side to beable to reflect the light onthis side, while on the otherside this was in darkness andthe.movement...T: .You .were only getting areflection, of the; light fromthe object on the cloudside ofthe. clouds that.were closest toit. . . . . " .W: Thats right, and therewas.no shadow of any doubt ofany fault there—the only timethe moon could have been of any• Thedrawing oftheUFOSmith saw.Page 5
  • 6. consequence was;when I said—when I first saw these • 3 ob-jects in the distance, Ithought it was cloud, and bybeing bright it could have been.that because i t was quite day-light, and the only thing that,put the moon into the idea wasthe fact that after this haddisappeared and it was all goneI saw the moon rise and ofcourse I associated it. Ithought it was important thisbe noted and checked out.EFFECT ON WITNESST: At any time you had nofeeling of being affected bythe closeness of the object.W: No, no physical phenomenain any way, shape, or form, butI did have a rather apprehen-sive feeling, more or less likea sense of fear. T: Fear of the".unknown.W: Well, this was as closeas you could describe -it--ex-pecting something sort of.cata-clysmic to happen, but it did-nt. After the actual sightingitself I was left with a ratherstrange state of void. I feltrather uneasy and a little bitunreal, but nothing physical inany way, shape, or form.T: It didnt make you feeli l l , headache, or anything.W: No, the only physicaleffect I saw was the effect ithad on the radio.T: What about the intensebrightness of it on your eyes.W: To a degree, I noticedthat each time the vehiclemoved it glowed very brightly,but was nothing at all like theintensity of the beam when itmoved close i.nabove, and whenit directed the beam down, itwas a light like an acetyleneflash to a certain degree; itdid have a slight effect on,theeyes.T: You couldnt look at itdi rect.W: You could look at it andlook away, but the only effectit had was the intensity of thelight during that period.of theextension of the beam.T: Now when the beam oflight was over this swamp. 100yards area of beam on theswamp. :W: I would .say that themain centre of .the beam wouldhave covered an area of 200 ydsor in excess of that—but italso from the the edge of thatmain point of beam it extendeda brightness, that lighted, upthe area for almost 2 mileseither side. . . .T: Did you notice any wild-life in the swamp; were thereany effects.W: Usually there are swansback in behind the swamp andsometimes duck, that would bethe only thing—and . I certainlydidnt notice anything in anyway.. T: Did you notice anythingthe next day.W: As a matter of fact Iknow one thing: there were noducks sighted because it wasthe verge of the duck season—the following day when I was onthe lake there wasnt a duck tobe seen. Whether I saw anyswan or not I cant recall.T: You didnt have an ani-mal with you.W: No.T: You knew of other peopleat .SiIver Plains.W: Yes, well there was apartycamped at the top of Sil-ver Plains, which would haveput them a mile or so below me.I was talking -to one of thefishermen from that groupthe.following day. He told me thathe was In the tent after dark,but he didnt know the time,and it lit up the tent likedaylight and they came out andthey could see this very brightobject in the top end of thelake.T: He actually witnessedthis at a later time after yourfirst sighting of it.W: He saw what I did whenthe thing came in at its closeproximity and then to when itleft.T: And. that was at 100 yds.to your campsite at its clos-est.W: No, 1000yds--he was amile below me.T: You dont know these.peoples names.W: No I dont.OTHER WITNESSEST: Also led to believe therewas somebody close at anothercamp further down at the end ofSilver Plains swamp area.W: Yes, where the road firstmeets the lake they also, too—the other man told him thatthey saw it—but I didnt seethem at all—during the timethat I was there. And again I .^dont know who they are orwhere they came from.T: There was another wit-ness involved; I believe theyalso have notes and drawings ofwhat they saw..W: Yes, well actually youhave a set of drawings andnotes there—but I told her youwill, be seeing her and shecould tell you herself her ownstory in her own way.T: You mentioned also whenthis object finally went awayit went over Mt. Penny.W: Slightly south of Mt.Penny in a NE direction.T: At a very terrific speedthat we would associate with atracer.W: A phenomenal speed.T: Up until this time youhave never seen or experiencedanything in. the way of UFOs, orany other phenomena at all.W: All except heard of them,but Ive had no -experience ofit before, and I was not very /^convinced. Im afraid, I cer- -tainly was not. Well, I didnthave a closed mind on it, but }it was not important to me be-fore this affair.T: Youve no doubt this wasan UFO.....W: There isnt any doubt ofthis. Ive had sufficent ex-perience to know that what tsaw was an object; a vehicle inthe sky. Theres no doubt inthe world and I saw it in closeenough definition to know whatit looked like.Page 6
  • 7. Pilot reports possible UFO transmissionDATE OF SIGHTING: March 6, 1975.REPORTED BY: Paul B. Jackson,T.U.F.O.I.C.The following report was re-ceived from a commercial air-line .pilot, and describes anobservation made..on March 6, at33,000 v feet altitude during aflight between Melbourne andAdelaide, Australia."We had departed Melbourneairport at 213*» EST/113** GMT enroute to Perth, W. A. Duringthe climb, we encountered cloudwhich generated St. Elmos fireacross .windscreen segments L1and .R1 of the Boeing 727-100 Iwas flying in as co-pilot."At 61 nautical miles eastof. -Mt. Gambier,. the flightengineer . sighted a falling.green object ahead and slightlyto, the right of the aircraftnose, falling rapidly, no tail.The appearance .of the objectwas .that, of a fal 1ing .flare. Itook no notice in the initialinstance, being concerned atthat time with verifying ourestimated time of arrival overGambier and being about to askthe flight engineer to note theexact fuel over Gambier forlater point of no return as-"sessment."Ahead of us by some 5 min-.utes was .the other domesticcarriers. B727-100; that air-craft .reported .the sighting ofthe light, to .Ade.laide .controlon transfer to Adelaide -AICover Gambier. We passed over.Gambier at about .2200 EST/1200GMT and took up .a track of 278degrees magnetic en route di-rect to . Esperance, W. A. ATCasked us to comment on.... thesighting made by the other Boe-ing, a sighting which was alsomade by .a domestic airlinesFokker F27- as it passed overArdrossan, S.A., on a southerlyto easterly heading. I madegenerally confirmatory remarksover the radio; I gather thegeneral impression that therewas more than one light con-cerned over some small periodof time. . ,. "At, about 76 nautical mileswest of • Gambier, •I--noticed: tothe.right of the aircraft andabout 5 miles or so • to thenorth of us, a greenish glow onthesurface, visible with somediffusion, through the layer ofstratiform cloud- below us. ThisI passed to Adelaide AIC, whoconfirmed the approximate areaon a cross-check being made onthe chart accessible to AIC."Immediately I tuned 500 khzon the aircrafts number twoAutomatic Direction Finder,just on a punt. .There was somefeverish ,morse code activityfor some, short time, then sl-lence. The ADF need.le pointedto the greenish glow, then re-turned to the 090/270 degrees"Unusable .Signal" direction,on cessation of the morse cod-ing. The coding was too fastto make out any letters clear-^ly, and in any event, need notnecessarily have been in plainlanguage English, despite thefact that.this was the maritimedistress frequency. There wasnothing to be heard on 121.5Mhz, the VHF distress frequen-cy, at any time. This I advisedto Adelaide .ATC, who acknowl-edged my message."On return from Perth somesix hours or so later, therewas no visible evidence of anyactivity in this ;area, and theradios : were silent - on theaforementioned frequencies...."The other carriers air-craft-was at 31,000 feet . AMSLon 1013mbs at the time. -..."Latitude of the glow: 3716 S; Longitude 139 10 E; ap-proximate.""Id say the total... timesomeone had had it in sightwould have been in the order ofperhaps ten to twenty seconds,again a guesstimate -.only...The glow I referred to did notappear to be fluctuating, as inburning, nor did it appear tomove in the short time I had itin sight—about .,30 seconds..."Being open-minded enough toadmit that there are strangerthings in fact than in fiction,Im completely open- to any in-fo, and without wishing! to bedramatic,, the idea of a;, flareat 33 grand is a bit. way-out;but, if:thats what it was,then fair enough."UFO NEWSCLIPPINGSERVICEThe UFO NEWSCLIPPINGSERVICE will keep you in-formed of all the latest UnitedStates and World-WideUFO ac-tivity, as it happens! Our ser-vice was started in 1969, atwhich time we contracted witha reputable international news-paper-clipping bureau to obtainfor us, those hard to find UFOreports (i.e., little known photo-graphic cases, close encounterand landing reports, occupantcases) and all other UFO re-ports, many of which are car-ried only in small town orforeign newspapers. _ ,Our UFO Newsclipping ServiceReport, is a 20page photo-offset,monthly publication containingthe latest United States andCanadian UFO newsclippings,with our foreign section carry-ing the latest English, Austra-lian, New Zealand, South Afri-can, and other .foreign UFOnewsclippings! Wepublish moreUFO reports from around theglobe than ANY other publica-tion in the World! Stay informed-subscribe to the UFO NEWS-CLIPPING SERVICE! For subscription informationand sample pages from our ser-vice, write today to:UFO NEWSCLIPPINGSERVICE, Dept. S-V3521 S.W.104thSeattle, Washington, 98146Page 7
  • 8. UFOs Behind the Iron CurtainBy Joe BrillLight beamsin USSRNOVIKOVS STATEMENT"In the fall of 1960, I wasin Turegakhskiy rayon, Gorno-altayskaya autonomous oblast,in the settlement of Berkh-Biysk, which is situated on thevery bank of the Biya River."Here I investigated a sec-tion of the river for, the con-.struction of a damless hydro-electric power plant. The set-tlement is small and consistedof small boarding houses thatextended along the river inone street. The side of thesettlement away from the riveris closely adjacent to thetaiga."Evidently, therefore, inthe evening as soon as the sunsets it is already dark on theground but in return, the skyis easily observed and thestars appear early."In October, at approximately2300 hours,. I left the officetogether with a group of aboutfifty working people after aconference. The office was lo-cated at one of the ends of thesettlement and I set out forhome, which was in the center."After about twenty totwenty-five meters from the of-fice I glanced up at a com-pletely clear sky and somethingstrange appeared; with completecloudlessness, one lone darkcloud was lit up by a weak red-dish light (a hazy glow), andonly then did I notice that itwas oscillating. A pencil oflight began to emerge from thecloud very slowly. The impres-sion I received was such thatsome sort of body which emitslight seemed to be separatingEDITORS NOTE: This is anotherin a series of articles which IronCurtain specialist Joe Brill has pre-pared from an unpublished series ofreports compiled by Soviet UFO ex-pert Felix Y. Zigel, assistant profes-sor at the Moscow Aviation Institute.from the light it was emit-ting."The body withdrew fartherand farther away parallel tothe ground and, in proportionto this, the light beam grewlonger, throwing its light onthe cloud which had now becomesimilar to a parachute but withthe only difference was that itwas not stretched from the airbut it somehow wriggled itssurface like a flag in a weakwind. •"What was most instructiveof all was the fact that thelonger the beam of the bodymoving away from the para-chute1became, the lighter theparachute1itself became, ac-quiring a blue shade permeatedwith red streaks at one momentor, conversely, a red shadepermeated with blue streaks atanother moment."It did not descend and didnot rise. The beam of lightfell on it exactly on the cen-ter, not blinking and not bend-ing at all. The beam was likethe beam of a motion pictureprojector; narrow at the exitfrom the body and expandingtoward the parachute1whichit illuminated."The pencil of light was ex-tremely dense and the light wasvery strong, but not blinding,somewhat like a white lumines-cent glow but considerablywhi ter."The body which was emittingthe light was not visible, butfrom some unclear shadow at theexit it was felt that it exist-ed. The outline of the para-chute dissipated somehow,having no clear boundaries andat the moment of its deflec-tions some parts of it weresometimes lighter, sometimesdarker, however preserving thecolor prevailing in a givenposition."From one to one and a half 4minutes after the body moved a-way from the parachute abouttwenty meters (thats how itappeared and during this oneto one and a half minutes theemitter moved away from theparachute) it somehow movedin the opposite direction alongthe same axis without jerks."The beam was shortened ac-cordingly and the luminescenceof the parachute! was decreas-ed. Once, having reached theparachute; the beam seemed toenter it."The luminescence of bothstoppedi Something like a cloudagain appeared, and in the sameinstant it moved slowly in thedirection .of the taiga andthere, blending itself into thedarkness, it ceased being vis-ible."Everything that occurredlasted no more than five min-utes. It is interesting tonote that after the cessationof the luminescence the sen- *sation of onsetting darknesswas absent as happens when you ;emerge from a brightly illumin-ated room into an eveningstreet. All objects were dis-tinguished just as before thisappearance."Turochak is a God-forsakenplace, especially in the timeperiod described. Berkh-Biyskis even more so."Here every person is in thepublic eye. There were no re-search groups of the Academy ofPage 8
  • 9. Sciences here then, which,properly speaking, also causedsurprise among all those wholeft the conference which hadjust previously taken place."Whether someone spoke atthis time or all remained si-lent I did not notice as I wascompletely absorbed by the en-t ire appearance."However, when the para-chute1disappeared a largegroup of people approached meand asked excitedly: what wasthat? I shrugged my should-ers."(Signed) Yu M. Novikov, Cityof Biysk - N. Trofimov Street,Bui Iding 43b - Apt. k2ALMAZOVs STATEMENT"The phenomenon under dis-cussion was observed in Febru-ary or March of 1966. The ob-servation site is approximately120 kilometers northeast ofSaranpul (Berezovskiy rayon,Tyumenskaya oblast1) near thedivide of the Urals range (ele-vation on the order of 1300 to1400 meters). The time wasabout 0800 hours local time."Two luminous objects wereobserved practically overheadagainst the background of acloudless sky. One of them wasround, rather bright andyel-low-white in color."The second object changedits appearance. ..At first itrecalled the moon for shape andilluminance and seemed to beapproximately half its size.Then this disc became cloudyand smoke was clearly seen inits place. After a while, thisobject disappeared and then abright illuminated disc appear-ed similar to the first objectin dimensions and appearance.Bright, divergent beams oflight, as from the headlights.of an automobile, were.emittedfrom the second object twicefor approximately half a minuteeach time."Both objects moved to, thenortheast. At times they con-verged and at times they .movedaway from each other. At first,the large object moved slowerthan the second one,, and afterboth objects again appeared,they moved on the same courseand with the same speed untilthey disappeared behind a moun-tain peak."This strange phenomenon wasobserved by several people be-sides myself—co-workers of thescouting party."(Signed) I.N. Almazov, Geol-ogist, Moscow B-150, Glebovski,Building 20, Apt.78MASHEKS STATEMENT"I personally observed thefollowing phenomenon in Sochinear the monument to Leninwhich is in the square oppositethe building of the City Com-mittee of the CPSU."It was a May evening in 1967at about 2200 hours. A band ofbright green and bluish lightappeared in the sky from thedirection of the sea and movedtoward the mountains."It had the appearance of asearchlight beam turned towardthe ground and moving very rap-idly, in which regard no noisecould be heard and it could notbe seen what was moving andemitting -such a light beam.The light passed over theground in a /band approximately300 meters wide and this bandof light, illuminating theground, flew by and was visiblefor about a minute, moving awayin t-e direct ion~of the moun-tains."It appears to me that thiswas some sort of invisible ob-ject which flew by very highand emitted a band of bright1ight on the ground in the formof a search-light beam fromwhich it became light as dayfor about a minute."(Signed) N. I. Mashek, SochiPervomayskaya Street, 13, Apt.1.. POPOVS STATEMENT"From ..1958 through 1965 Iworked in the Yakut SSR at thelist Maya airport as an avia-tion technician.."In March.of 1964, emergingfrom the club in the city ofPetropavlovsk at approximately2300 hours with my comradesPerekhov, Negayeb and Yevmen-enko, I observed two j verystrange discs which moved onebehind the other and then re-formed and moved as a pair a-long the front."Passing almost over us,they emitted light to theground, true, of weak intensi-ty. In comparison the light ofthe discs was extremely bright.I cannot describe the color;one had only to see it. Itseems to me that it was a darkbluish-violet color like thedischarge of an electricalspark. The edge was an exactcircle, stationary, as if dullmilky smoke attempted to go be-yond the limits of the circleand glass walls would not per-mit it to go out into the sur-rounding area."When the discs passed overour heads and grasped us in thezone of illumination, I per-sonally felt (thats how it ap-peared to me then) somethingoppressive as if some naturalcalamity had occurred. A veryunpleasant feeling."At the time I thought thatwe had again launched some nov-elty into space. But nothingwas reported on the radio norin the newspapers.(Signed) S. N. Popov, AirForce Reserve Officer Lugans-kaya oblast Kommunarski rayon.Fashevka Station, Mira Alley,BuiIding 2, Apt. 48WANTEDUFO newsclippings. PleaseKeep them coming. They pro-vide valuable leads for us.We also forward them to RodDykes newsclipping ser-vice. Though we cannot ac-knowledge each one individ-ually, they are greatly ap-preciated. Thanks for yourpast help.Page 9
  • 10. Are they fallible? ,Matching wits with extraterrestrialsBy Ron WestrumMUFON Sociology ConsultantRichard Halls comments inthe January 1975 SKYLOOK on thequestion of matching wits withthe "spacemen" are very inter-esting. However, I cannot agreewith him that we ought to be"throwing in the towel" justbecause, of., the possibility ofbeing deceived by -the ETIs, orwhatever one wishes, -to.callthem. .First of a l l , I must concede,that he is correct—in refer-ring to the situation we areactually in--to indicate thatthe capabilities .of the ETIsare -not comparable to the Rus-sians.. But we do not know HOWfar m, advance of.-the Russ.ians.-:..The. situat-ion may be closerto:Jthe.: pi ight :..of :.-the Aztecswhen they first faced Cortez.When. :the Aztecs first con-fronted the.:.Spaniards ,.. theythought they-were gods; theythought horse and rider wereone creature; -they were terri-fi.ed by cannon., .Again, we may be confrontinga culture immeasurably advancedbeyond -our own. But we oughtto KNOW this;, it should not bean assumption. , -ARE THEY GODS?To the ETIs are often attri-buted • many characteristicsformerly- reserved for God: inparticular, omniscience and om-nipotence. If. one assumes theseattributes are indeed possessedby the ETIs, then if we ARE be-ing deceived-by them, throwingin the towel. would .be justi-fied. . . . .I would like to make thereasonable assumption, however,that they are, both intellec-tually fallible and physicallyvulnerable—possibly even ..toweapons that we possess ormight soon develop.I recognize that such a sug-gestion runs counter to what isprobably the belief of mostUfologists; I know it., contra-dicts the eloquently expressedposition of Aime Michel.Let.me quickly assert that Iam NOT in favor of -a hot .warwith the ETIs, under conditionsthat now exist. But we mus.trecognize that we are constant-ly engaged in a BATTLE FOR IN-FORMATION with them. I thinkthe statement that we are beingkept in. the dark and confusedby the ETIs. i.nvarious ways asto their identities, capabili-ties, and numbers is. readilyjustifiable in terms of sight-ings of which we are all aware.CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONUFO investigation is NOT 1ikeordinary scientific investiga-tion; it is much closer tocriminal - investigation, inwhich the object of study triesto deprive -the -searcher ofclues which are needed to fig-ure out what happened.1 -.In this sense, .we ARE con-stantly trying to match witswith the ETIs. One can decidefor ones self whether the "ad-vances" we have made are duelargely to our own efforts, orto increased accessibility ofthe phenomenon .(through closerapproaches, etc.).But this "battle for infor-mation," critical as it is, isonly part of the story. Ourpresent style of investigationis predicated on one .criticalassumption: a relatively LOWRATE of various kinds of.. UFOactivity.This variable . is vital toconsider, since a change (anincrease) in the rate of anyone kind of activity couldcause immediate changes in so-cial patterns. A dramatic in-crease might cause the directand open involvement of thegovernment, and the many per-sons who like to talk about"mass hysteria" in relation toUFOs would have a chance toview the real thing - at firsthand. . -So far, the kinds of activi-ty have been closely confinedin numbers, time, and geog-raphy. .Would, anyone like toconsider what would happen ifthe events which two summersago took place in WestmorelandCounty, Pennsylvania, were tobe "generalized to the wholeUnited States?2Another question. Last De-cember, many of us in MUFON be-lieved that the Air Force wasgoing to come out in that monthand admit that UFOs exist. Ex-actly where this rumor firststarted, and why, would make aninteresting study. I would liketo ask, however, what,we wouldhave done if this really hap-:pened? What if the Air Forceclaimed UFOs were real, and wewere all required, by executiveorder, to report all sightingsnot to MUFON but to the AirForce?I think we ought to begin toconsider what we will do if therates of UFO activity of cer-tain kinds increase. I thinkwe ought to consider what wew i l l do if the ETIs do not restcontent with harassing motor-ists and farmers, but landopenly or communicate with usin some unequivocal way.I think we ought to beginnow, in terms of using scenar-ios and "contingency" plans, tothink about what we w i l l do ifwe are forced to confront theETIs. A good place to start isscience fiction. One probablescenario is Arthur C. ClarkesCHILDHOODS END, in which ter-restrial culture is crushed,not through military might, butthrough the sheer weight ofcultural superiority.Our own culture is heavilydependent, for its own sense ofself-esteem, on technologicalsuperiority. Scientists andPage 10
  • 11. their work have accordinglyhigh status. Clearly, contactwith a technologically superiorculture might force a change inour emphasis on these values.One strategy we could adopt,to cope with what might becomea very serious problem of/ourself-image, would be a greateremphasis on those aspects . ofour culture which are uniquely-human. In other words, we mightemphasize civilization insteadof technology.- It is very likely that.humansw i l l have to fight an over-whelming sense of futility, asense that their own effortsare worthless. Note: thisproblem can arise even with a"beneficent" culture1pledged toa minimal degree of interfer-ence.THEIR SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONI would like to raise anotherpoint, which may not be so ob-vious. . This regards the socialorganization .of the ET.Is. Weoften tend to think that they,being technologically more ad-vanced, have a, highly organizedand disciplined social organi-zation. .Therefore, we interpret fly-bys, landings, contacts, and soforth as part of a systematicpolicy-:, the question is to de-termine what the policy i.s.However, at least two otherpossibilities ought to be con-sidered: 1) that there is nopolicy and 2) that much of thebehavior_ that we see is}notpart of a policy, but the ex-pression of individual impul--ses, possibly in violation ofwhatever the policy is.In the former case, the soleguiding principle for contactwith terrestrials might be per-sonal survival. In other words,there would be no restraints oncontact except those imposed bythe dangers to welfare of theindividual ETIs. The second possibility seemsto me the more likely. If therewere a policy, it might beobeyedwith the same regularitythat terrestials obey the speedlimits. Landing might not beenvisaged by overall policy,but might -be done anyway forthe "kicks" of the individualETIs.Therefore, also, those per-sons .who are hurt, killed, orkidnaped by-UFOs would essen-tially represent. accidents..This would explain much of thebizarre behavior that led IvanSanderson to suggest that theETIs are insane.THE BASIC PROBLEMBut let us return to ourbasic problem. The need to keeptrack of various kinds of UFOactivity is vital. I wouldsuggest that most of the wayswe measure UFO activity are un-satisfactory and ad hoc. . .• At the lowest level, theperson who has no special in-terest in UFOs gauges activityby how often he reads aboutUFOs in the newspapers.. At the next level of sophis-tication, the "buff" thinks in.terms of "flaps" of act.ivi.ty,which are defined by UFOlogistsin the periodicals like SKY-LOOK. UFOlogists. themselvestend to measure activity in-terms of the volume of investi-gations they and other, investi-gators are called upon to make.Numerical .compilations arehardly any better, since theytend to reflect, disproportion-ately those areas which havebeen highly searched: in otherwords, they are an artifact ofthe researcher as much as ofthe phenomenon. Thus, the ex-cellent research by Ted Bloe-cher on the 19^7 Wave reflectsnot only UFO activity but alsoBloechers searching.^Those areas of time and placeless intensely .searched areless represented i.n. the data.What are needed are "Unob-trusive .Measures," measureswhich register activity inde-pendently of the researchersefforts.-> . . . . : ,Probably the closest ,thingto .such measures so far., havebeen the fiallup-pol1s of 1966and 197^, which though they mayhave created interest in UFOs,have sampled the population ina way unrelated to UFO activ-ity. - • ...1 would suggest a similarsource would be small-townnewspapers, randomly distrib-uted around the country,;check-•ed once a month by people whowere not known to:the.:, editorsas UFO investigators.^ :What are needed are silent"listening posts" .to monitorUFO activities without, them-selves being conspicuous.Richard Hall has asked, what•can be done about deception..Against an omniscient opponent,the answer .is,-of course* noth-ing. Unt.il we establish, that•••the ETIs are.omniscient, .how-ever, there are several rule.s..,we can use in studying:,,UFO,sight ings. •.->•••.-•.;-•• • • ] - • ; • • • •RULE O N E - . . - : .i ......1) The first rule is: whatdoes the sighting show . about;CAPABILITIES, as opposed.to IN-TENTIONS? It is much harder to.fake capabilities than : it isintentions. Instead of . tryingto interpret what the craft or.entities SEEMED to be .doing(their motivations or goals).,what did the sighting in.factshow them to be. capable,of ac-complishing?RULE TWO2) The second rule ,is:- .be,cautious about . sightings orpatterns of sightings that MAKESENSE in. human terms. Not onlymay the "sense" involved, be er-roneous, but it may actually becontrived. In other wor;ds, the"obvious" conclusions we drawmay be those we are supposed todraw. It is.highly likely thatthe ETIs have evolved modelsof human society, and are usingthese models, to influence us.. >It is probable, however, thatthese .models have. a certaincrudity, and that thereforethey may go a bit too far, andoccasionally show the nature ofthe operation. . . .(Continued)Page 11
  • 12. RULE THREEThe third and final rulefollows directly from number 2:any sighting involving closecontact is likely to be an at-tempt to transmit a particularmessage. The question that mustbe asked, then, is: what netimpression .is the encounterlikely to leave, not on the ob-server, but in the minds ofthose to whom the encounter isrelated?For instance, let us take thetypical close-encounter sight-ing involving at least visualcontact with-humanoids.In how<many cases do humans"stumble upon" humanoids in theprocess,of. "exploring," pickingup rocks, or just looking a-round? Unless one accepts thethrill-seeking hypothesis men-tioned earlier, it is hard tobelieve that these contacts arenot contrived.Simply thinking in terms ofthe sensors available to theAmerican military now, it isunthinkable that ETIs would notbe able to identify the ap-proach of humans to their craftat a distance of several miles,let alone hundreds of feet.Hence it seems likely that theapproaches have been, if notplanned, at least not. unde-sired.10A discordant note is struck,however, by the landing in re-mote places: the mass of hu-manity is being avoided by UFOlandings. Could it be that theability to "stage" such eventsis limited, or involves riskswhich we do not know? It maybe that the management of closecontacts cannot be performedfor a larger group.CALCULATED RESULTS?In any case, I think it high-ly likely that the net informa-tion achieved in each contacthas been calculated beforehand.Certainly one of the taskswhich the MUFON humanoid panelmight set itself is the analy-sis of the "net impression" ofhumanoid contacts, first on acase-by-case basis, then on thebasis of the whole sample. Whathas been the social reaction tothese contacts? In what direc-tion has the "push" been?To those who believe thatthe ETIs cannot be hostile (af-ter all, they have shown littlehostility so far, compared towhat they might .have done),there is an obvious explana-tion: ETIs are getting usready, on a very slow basis,for wider inter-species con-tacts. Thus the pace of activ-ity increases little by little.It seems extremely likelythat our societies (American,Russian, French, Spanish, etc.)are being monitored for our re-action to contacts, and thatthe .pattern of contacts to comeis contingent upon our reactionto the previous contacts.WHATS BEING WATCHED?Unfortunately, we have noway of knowing what variablesin human life are being watch-ed. However, we do have someindication of what is beingmonitored from close-encounterreports, and it is my beliefthat a close analysis of thepattern of contact—particular-ly breaking off of contact—might disclose some interestingpatterns of interaction.Charles Bowen, for instance,noted that the time betweenbreaking off of contact andtake-off of the UFO seems to betoo short for the "humanoids"to have actually re-entered thecraft before take-off in manycontact cases.11Two critical variables thatought to be examined are 1) thenumber of witnesses 2) close-ness of contact—as they showup in the pattern of interac-tion. Again, this is a taskwhich the humanoid panel mightset for itself.The men-in-black business, Isuspect, is partly the resultof a desire to give form to ouropponents on the other side ofthis battle for information.Although some men-in-black re-ports seem to have some sub-stance behind them,12the in-terest in such reports is muchstronger .than the phenomenonitself would warrant. Afterasking for MIB reports fromSkylook readers, the result wasa few meager reports. 3On the other hand, I gotmore letters asking for infor-mation about the MIB reportswhich all apparently supposed Iwas receiving. Doubtless someMIB-type harassment does exist;but the lore has by far outrunthe phenomenon itself.It is hard to deal with anopponent that many others donot even believe exists. It ishard to deal with a phenomenonthat seems to shed a multipli-city of contradictory cues asto its nature.It is not surprising thatmany try to examine such cuesin the same way a scientistwould try to examine a fossil.Such objectivity is insuffi-cient, however, when the avail-ability and nature of cues issubject to manipulation, par-ticularly by intelligences whohave good reason to deceive us.It is as if dinosaurs couldchoose which skeletons wouldbecome fossilized.The clear implication ofcontact with non-human advancedintelligence is, however, thatthe UFO problem is not just ascientific, but also a politi-cal problem.The sooner we start think-ing about the political impli-cations of an increased rate ofvarious UFO activities, thebetter off we w i l l be whenthese rates dramatically in-crease.FOOTNOTES1. On this point, see M.A.P.Willmer, CRIME AND -INFORMATIONTHEORY. Edinburgh UniversityPress, 1970.2. See the article by.StanGordon in the 1971* MUFON Con-ference Proceedings.3. Ivan Sanderson, INVISI-Page 12
  • 13. BLE RESIDENTS, New York: AceBooks, 1973.A. Ted Bloecher, REPORT ONTHE WAVE OF 19^7. Washing-ton: NICAP, 1967.5. Eugene J. Webb, et al,UNOBTRUSIVE MEASURES: NONREAC-TIVE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIALSCIENCES. Chicago: Rand Mc-Nally, 1966.6. The reason for theano-nymity is obvious: once edi-tors learn one is interested inUFO reports, their propensityto print a report w i l l change.7. The opportunities avail-able to the intelligence ser-vices in this regard are ofcourse much more varied: useof uncorrelated targetson. ra-dar screens, photographic sat-el1ites, and etc.8. For a similar examplefrom the espionage field, seeJ. C. Masterman, THE DOUBLE-CROSS SYSTEM IN THE WAR OF 1939to 19^5. New Haven: Yale Uni-versity Press, 1972. This bookdemonstrates the "fine tuning"possible in a really good de-ception operation.9. For example, see CharlesBowen, Editor, THE HUMANOIDS.London: Neville Spearman, 1969.10. There is also the hy-pothesis that ETIs dont careif humans get near them, eitherout of a feeling of invulnera-bi-lity or indifference to theirfate. I find this hypothesishard to swallow.11. THE HUMANOIDS, pp. 2k-25.12. See the Stan Gordonarticle in the 197^ MUFON Pro-ceedings, at p. 1^7 and 148.13. If any Skylook readershave been the subject ofhar-assment by unknown persons, Iwould appreciate knowing aboutit: Ron Westrum, 404 W. Sum-mit, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103.INFO convention setThe 1975 International For-tean Organization (INFO) con-vention (Fortfest 75) will beAug. 8, 9, and 10 at the Shera-ton-Oakbrook .in Chicago, PaulWillis has announced.UFO and creature observedin same area in PennsylvaniaBy Stan GordonAt approximately 10 p.m. onthe night of May 18, 1975,Mr.and Mrs. Philip Arlotta hadjust stepped into their car,preparing to leave a relativeshome in the Gayville section ofGreensburg, PA.Mrs. Arlotta had just start-ed the car when she noticed astrange object ahead of them inthe sky. She called it to theattention of her husband whotold her to shut,- off-_ the .carmotor,so that they could hearif there was any sound.The object was moving fromeast to west, and was describedas being the apparent size of a.cantaloupe. It was brightyel-low at the point where the ap-parent bottom .section of theoval-shaped object was fromed.Above this area was,a darkersection, .giving the impressionthat .it was actually a part ofthe object but unlit.Above the dark section, was arow of approximately 6 squarewindows from which a red lightcould be seen. After.the couplewatched the object for about aminute,-and since they heard nosound, they called their rela-tives to come out. A total of5 witnesses observed the objectas it appeared to move straighttoward them at an altitude lessthen a thousand feet.As it continued on a straightcourse, it suddenly made anabrupt turn to the left of thewitnesses, creating a rightangle course. As it made theturn,, the object turned fromyellow to orange and began togain altitude at a rapid pace.The witnesses jumped intothe.i r car and proceeded tofol-low the object. .As they con-tinued down a back road theynoticed the object, as beingvery small and orange in color.As they turned onto Route 130they lost sight of it. All to-gether the object was observedfor about 4 minutes.The next evening at aboutdusk a lone driver was headinghome to Jeanette and was takinga short cut just off of Route130 when something which wasmoving to his left caught hisattention. He stopped his carand pulled back slightly.At a distance of a few hun-dred yards he saw what, at firstappeared to be a large GermanShepherd dog running on fours.However, the movement was morelike that of an ape. Afterseveral seconds, the creaturestood up on two legs and con-tinued to run like a man into awooded area. fThe creature was describedas being 7 to 8 feet tall,black, and covered with thickhair. The witness said he wasa Bigfoot skeptic before, butnow he is .a believer. .He saidthat he always felt that ifsuch a creature did exist it•might be seen in the woodedareas of Canada, but not inthis area.What is most Interesting isthat the creature sighting andthe UFO sighting the night be-fore took place within a i mileof each other. There have notbeen any creature sightings inthis area for over a year.;Is it a coincidence, or arethe UFO and creature phenomenasomehow tied together?Highly recommendedby SKYLOOK ,1973 — Year of the Humanoidsby -Dave Webb I ,$3.00 from iMUFON40 Christopher Ct.Quincy, ,111. 62301Page 13
  • 14. Directors MessageFIELD INVESTIGATORS MANUALBy the time that you receivethis copy of SKYLOOK, theSecond Edition of MUFONs FieldInvestigators Manual will beready for distribution. Eventhough it was prepared specif-ically for MUFON, it will beused by independent investi-gators associated with the Cen-ter for UFO Studies and may beutilized by all field investi-gators throughout the world whoare conversant with the Englishlanguage.The manual is divided intofifteen sections with a totalof 132 pages of vital informa-tion to UFO researchers. De-signed as a standard investi-gative procedure for all agen-cies and organizations, it is•without a doubt the finest andmost thorough publication ofits kind published to date.Raymond E. Fowler (Editor)and his colleagues are to becommended for their exemplaryefforts. In order to not onlymeet our immediate needs andthose of the future, we haveproduced two thousand copies soas to obtain the most favorablecost per copy. As previouslyannounced, the manual is 8i" X11" loose-leaf with standardBy Walt Andrusthree-punched sheets printed onboth sides for insertion in abinder of the investigatorschoice.Since it is basically a MUFONField Investigators Manual,those members who have currentpaid-up memberships will re-ceive the manual at cost pluspostage and handling. Independ-ent investigators for the Cen-ter for UFO Studies who are notMUFON members will pay slightlymore, with a third price to allothers. This is a fantasticvalue for everyone at the fol-lowing postage-paid prices:Current MUFON Members~$2.00Center for UFO Studies—3.00All others —4.00All orders prior to August], 1375, should be mailed witha check payable to MUFON, 40Christopher Court, Quincy, II.62301 U.S.A.; thereafter theyshould be addressed to MUFON,103 Oldtowne Road, Seguin, TX.78155 U.S.A.The change of address of theMUFON Administrative Officewill not present a problemsince arrangements have beenmade to have all mail forwardedto Seguin, Texas, after August1, 1975. First Class mail isautomatically forwarded withoutadditional postage; however,MUFON will have to pay: addedpostage costs for third andfourth class mail to receivethe forwarding. During thistransition period, importantcorrespondence and materialshould be mailed first class.STATE-SECTION DIRECTORSDuring the past month, MUFONhas increased its penetrationwith the selection -of three newstate-section directors repre-senting the three additionalstates of Idaho, Utah, and Wy-oming, bringing the total inthe United States to forty-three. .Bryan Charles Burchard, chiefmachinist mate in the- U. S.Navy, has volunteered to organ-ize the Idaho counties ofBooneville, Bingham, Bannock,Caribou, Teton, Madison andJefferson. Chuck, with hiswife, resides at 134 8th St.,Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401; tele-phone: AC 208 524-2621. He hasbeen directly involved in nu-clear propulsion of submarinesfor the past fourteen years.Readers familiar with FrankSalisburys book THE UTAH UFODISPLAY: A BIOLOGISTS REPORTPage 14
  • 15. and the Uintah Basin UFO sight-ings will immediately recognizethe name of Joseph JuniorHicks, our new state-sectiondirector for Uintah, Duchesne,and Daggett counties in Utah.Junior, a school teacher, maybe contacted by writing to Box591, Roosevelt, Utah 84066;telephone: AC 801 722-3317.Junior is to be commended forhis outstanding investigationsand reporting conducted in theUintah Basin area.Robert Nantkes, P.O. Box 428,Riverton, Wyoming 82501; tele-phone: AC 307 856-5073, who wasvery involved with R. LeoSprinkle .in the recently re-ported Carl Higdon occupantcase, has been appointed state-section director for FremontCounty. Bob has a masters de-gree and is a rehabilitationcounselor.Ed Planz, state director forAlabama, is pleased to announcethat J. Richard Clark, 509 Con-way Lane, Birmingham, AL 35210;Telephone: AC 205 591-3710, hasvolunteered to serve as state-section director for Jeffersonand Shelby counties,, Richardhas h-is B.A. from East CarolinaUniversity in geography. Hisformer .intelligence service ex-perience will be an asset inhis UFO investigations.Due to the added responsi-bilities incurred as presidentof the Center for UFO Studies,Sherman J. Larsen,. MUFON state-section, director for CookCounty in Illinois, is relin-quishing his direct MUFON as-signment after nearly sixyears. George E. Ostrowski,15520 Champlain, South Holland,Illinois 60473; telephone: AC312 331-^057; has assumed thisposition effective May 2k,1975. George is a physicist atthe Argonne National Laboratoryand has a B.S. in both Mechan-ical Engineering and Physics.He is an amateur radio operatorK9PAW and "reports in" regular-ly each Saturday morning at 8a.m. COST to the MUFON AmateurRadio Net operating on 3.975MHZ. George has also been serv-ing as MUFONs liaison repre-sentative to the Center for UFOStudies.Robert Smulling, state direc-tor for Illinois, has appointedMelvin Pool, 850 North 36thStreet, Quincy, II 62301; tele-phone: AC 217 223-8355 asstate-section director forAdams County to replace A. S.Petzoldt. Mel is also, vicechairman of the Tri-State UFOStudy Group.NEW CONSULTANTWallace H.,Tucker, Ph.D., P.0. Box 266, Bonsai 1, CA. 92003;telephone: AC 714 728-4431- hasvolunteered to serve as a con-sultant in astrophysics andfield investigator. He comesto MUFON highly recommended byDavid Webb and Peter Sturrock.LEGAL ADVISORThe MUFON Board.of Legal Ad-visors has been expanded to in-clude Richard D. Ballou, an at-torney-at-law, R. ,D. #1, Hones-dale, PA 18431; telephone: AC717 253-2088, who is also in-terested in interplanetary com-munication.He is working very closelywith Edwin E. Bailey, state-section director for Wayne andPike counties, who has recentlyorganized an effective fieldinvestigative team with- manydiversified technical disci-plines involved.CORPORATE MEETINGThe Annual Corporate Meetingof the Mutual UFO Network, Inc.(MUFON) w i l l i be held Sunday,.July 6, 1975, from 9 a.nr. tonoon in conjunction- with the1975 MUFON UFO SYMPOSIUM at theHoliday Inn Downtown-Towers inDes Moines, Iowa. All MUFONmembers are invited to attendso as to express the!r .opin-ionsand exercise their voting priv-i leges. • - • . - .The MUFON Board of Directorsi sNmade up of fifteen- (15)people who serve in very vitalroles in the direction of theorganization. As a ;"grassroots" organization, the mostimportant people are the fieldinvestigators and their immedi-ate state-section directors.The four major officers onthe board—director, deputy.di-rector, corporate secretary andtreasurei—are elected annuallyby the Board of Directors.Other specialized directors areselected and appointed, withthe Boards approval, for anextended term of off,Ice.In order to obtain geograph-ical representation on theBoard, four new Board positionshave been established which areof an elective nature, titled"regional directors." NorthAmerica has been divided geo-graphically into four regions:.Eastern U. S., Central- U.S.,Western U.S., and Canada; Mexi-co w i l l have a reg i ona1;d irec-tor when that nation becomes-fully organized. Basically the Eastern Regionconsists of the states ;on theAtlantic seaboard as far westas Ohio (18 States).. The West-,ern Region covers the Pacificcoast, mountain States, Alaska -and Hawaii (13 States). Theremaining nineteen states com-pose the Central UnitedStatesRegion, including Alabama, Ken-tucky and Tennessee. The Cana-dian regional director w i l lrepresent the ten provinces andtwo territories in Canada.The regional director willbe elected from the currentstate or provincial directorsfor the region encompassed asindicated above at the. MUFONAnnual Corporate Meeting. Nom-inations w i l l be submitted-bythe retiring Regional Directorafter polling the MUFON membersin the region. IEach regional directors termw i l l be two years, except forthe year!1975-76 when two w i l lbe elected for one year inorder to start the rotation. Anominating committee from eachregionwill be appointed priorto the Annual Meeting on July6, 1975. :Page 15
  • 16. In Others5WordsBy Lucius ParishThe NATIONAL ENQUIRERS mostrecent articles pertaining toUFOs have included:" PrincePhilips interest in -the UFOsubject (April 29 issue), aradar/visual sighting in NewYorki (May6 issue), more on theSiberian "meteorite" of 1908andactor Warren Dates sighting re-port (both in the May 13 issue).The May k issue of NATIONALTATTLER contained an interviewwith Dr. J. Allen Hynek, inwhich he speculated that UFO oc-cupants are very probably "com-puterized", programmed robots." •NATIONAL STAR for April 26contained a small item on recentN.C. reports and the May 3 issueof STAR described the attemptsof various psychics to contactUFO beings. A Canadian contact story withintriguing similarities to thePascagoula,Miss., case is pre-sented by B. Ann Slate in theJune issue of SAGA. The trans-cripts from hypnotic regressionsessions are wel1 worth reading.The June issue of FATEcon-tains Part 1 of a two-part in-terview of UFO skepticPhi1ip J.Klass by George W. Earley^. Eventhough Klass1theories are- sadlylacking, it is still of interestto learn how: he thinks. In ad-dition to Part 2 of the inter-view in the July FATE, Dr. Hynekwill- -have a review/article ofKlass latest book, UFOs EX-PLAINED.Peter Kolosimos TIMELESSEARTH is now available in a Ban-tam paperback. Other recentpaperbacks (all of which,will bereviewed in future columns) in-clude: THE DEVILs SEA by Eliz-abeth Nichols (Award Books) -THE MOON: OUTPOST OF THE GODS byJean Sendy . (Berkley Books) -.UFOs AND THEIR MISSION IMPOSSI-BLE by Dr. Clifford Wilson(Signet Books) - THE MYSTERIOUSPAST by Robert Charroux (BerkleyBooks) - COLONY: EARTH by Rich-ard E. Mooney (Fawcett Books).UFO researcher/publisher R.Michael Rasmussen has recentlybrought out a revised and up-dated edition of his UFO BIBLI-OGRAPHY. This is a 2^-page ef-fort, selling for $2.00. Obvi-ously, no listing of this sizecan be all-inclusive, consider-ing the number of UFO books,booklets and. pamphlets whichhave been published during thepast 28 years, but this is anicely-done survey .of the bet-ter-known UFO tomes. .Rasmussenwelcomes comments-, .criticismsand additional listings of ti-tles from the readers.:. The BI fi-llOGRAPHY may be ordered from:Rasmussen -Publications - P. 00Box 2656 - La Mesa,-CA 920^1.A recent Bantam paperback byCarl.Sagan, OTHER WORLDS, .mightbe described as a watered-downversion of Sagans previous:book,- THE COSMIC CONNECTION. Ifyoure familiar with • theauthors writings and utteranceson space travel, extraterrest-rial life, UFOs, von Daniken,etc., youll find very littlenew material, in this book. Itdoes contain a wide variety of.photos, illustrations, cartoonsand other items of interest. Ofcourse, when Sagan says suchthings as "I dont know:why UFOsare never sighted over largecities by hordes of people" and"The reliable (UFO) cases areuninteresting and the interest-ing cases are unreliable," onehas to wonder about the accuracyof anything else he might say!But, what the heck, itll prob-ably be good for a few more ap-pearances on the "Tonight" show,,If you want the book, it can beordered from Bantam Books, Inc.666 Fifth Avenue - N.Y., N.Y010019 for $1.95.;Anyone who has read my reviewsof previous books by John A,,Keel will realize that, to saythe least, I do not always agreewith Keels ideas on UFOs. Hav--ing read his latest book, THEMOTHMAN PROPHECIES, I still seeno good reason to change myformer opinions. I will say,however, that the "personalnar-rative" style of writing employ-ed by Keel in this latest bookmakes for interesting and enter-taining reading. Keel says whathe has always said—there are nophysical spaceships from thestars; merely "transmogrificat-ions of energy under the controlof some unknown extradimensionalintelligence." While I would bethe last to deny such a possi-bility, it is very difficult forme to reconcile such a view withthe TOTAL UFO evidence. But,theories and dissentionsaside,I do recommend a wide readingfor Keels latest opus. Primar-ily, . it is the story of his in-vest!gat ions of Mothman, UFOs, •contactees and "Men in Black"in West Virginia during 1966and67. It will give you much foodfor thought. The book is pub-lished by Saturday Review Press,201 Park Avenue South - N.Y.,N.Y..-10003; the price is $7.95.Beautiful afghanto be raffledBeautiful heirloom qual-ity, large afghan will be.raffled at the annual UFOpicnic at Lake Carlyle, IL.on . Aug. 17, 1975. W.innerneed not be present.To receive a .chance send$1.00, and your name, ad-dress, and zip code toUFO Study Group, P. 0. Box6631, St. Louis, MO. 63125.Page 16
  • 17. International Coordinator Richard Hallannounces plans, requests assistanceRichard HallI am pleased to accept theposition of MUFON InternationalCoordinator, and will attempt tobuild on the solid foundationestablished by Joe Brill. I ampresently studying the resumesof the overseas representativesand members, whose continuedsupport and help is invited.Contributions of UFO reports,news clippings, and commentarieson governmental policies andprivate .activities will, be wel-come. I will endeavor .to cor-respond regularly,, but pleaseremember that I am a weekendwarrior"; there are many of you,but only one of me.My plan is to work throughforeign embassies,in Washingtonand through the Department ofState to enlarge the network ofoverseas representatives andcorrespondents,, Any MUFON mem-bers who are willing and able todo translationwork, please sendme a post card indicating thelanguages you can translate.I particularly invite frommembers in other countrjes alist or chronology of signifi-cant, cases that have occurred inyour country, regardless ofdate. Please include date, lp-cation (latitude and longitudeif possible), and brief descrip-tion. Please indicate how muchinvestigation has been accomp-lished and what kind of documen-tation exists in each case. Itis my conviction that an inter-national perspective on UFOs isessential, and I will work to-ward compiling a world-wideoverview of case reports.Richard Hall, V»18 39thStreet, Brentwood, MD 20722Astronomy conferenceprogram includesextraterrestrial lifeA session on extraterrestriallife and intelligence will be afeature of a major joint con-ference on amateur astronomyscheduled Aug. 7-10, at theGolden Gateway. Hotel in SanFrancisco.Aug. 10 has been designatedExtraterrestrial IntelligenceDay for the WAA/ALPO/AANC jointconference, according to Ter-ence Terman, chairman of theETI session and papers editorfor the conference.Dr. Jacque Vallee of the In-stitute for the Future willserve on ,the ETI discussionpanel along with Dr. John Bill-ingham of NASA/AMES and Dr.Barney Oliver of Hewlett-Pack-ard. Dr. Harold Weaver of theUniversity of California Berk-eley Astronomy -Department willserve as moderator.Anyone attending the con-ference may submit a paper for.consideration. Only abstracts(approximately 110 words) needto be sent in. advance,..andthose on UFOs must .reach Paul.Cerny, .MUFON, P.O. Box . 1072,Mt. View, CA 9^0*42, by Aug. 2,Cerny will evaluate all paperson UFOs, and papers given atthe conference will be retypedand printed in the conferenceproceedings.Registration fees for .the-conference are $7 for ind.ividu-als and $8 for a family. Fieldtrips are extra.. Additionalinformation is available fromFrank A. Miller, 779 MontecitoCenter, Santa Rosa, CA 95^*05.Denmark photoThrough the Danish magazineUFO CONTACT (I GAP JOURNAL), wehave learned add!tional detaiIsconcerning alleged UFO photostaken by Mr. Jorma Viita in thevicinity of Odense, Denmark,(see SKYLOOK issues of, Novem-ber, 197A; December, 197^; Feb-ruary, 1975; and March,< 1975.The additional informationindicates that Mr. Viita hascontinued to see and photo-graph UFOs—at least 16 times,according to reports which maynot be entirely up to date.These photos have indicatedmany different types of UFOs,including one similar to thefamous June 1, 1967, photo fromSpain (what appears to be the.letter "H" with a cross .mark-ing on the bottom).The photographer i.s2k yearsold, from Finland, works, inOdense as a carpenter, becameinterested .in UFOs -.in,. 1966after reading Adamskis INSIDETHE SPACE SHIPS, is a subscrib-er to a Finnish UFO magazine,and reportedly is not interest-ed in publicity.He reports that he goes outlooking for .UFOs at least oncea week, and sometimes two orthree times a week. On onlyone occasion were there otherwitnesses (June 22, 197*0..The multiple sightings re-ported w i l l automatically causesome persons in the UFO fieldto write off these experiences.These reports, like .otherunusual reports, should: bestudied and analysed. If onephoto .can be shown Ito be afake, then all should be sus-pect. With at least T6 sight-ings and even more individualphotos .to work with, a hoaxshould prove .more difficult.As part of the effort .tolearn more about these -sight-ings, we are continuing ef-forts to contact the German andJapanese witnesses to .the June22, 1971*, sighting. Additionaldetailed information will * beprinted in a future issue ofSKYLOOK.Page 17
  • 18. Can weather radar photos verify sightings?by David BranchSanta Ana Register(Copyright 1975 by DavidBranch)A leading meteorologist andaerospace scientist thinksweather radar photographs takenin the U.S. should be scannedfor unidentified flying ob-jects.Dr. Joachim P. Kuettner, aformer senior scientist at theAir Force Cambridge ResearchCenter, Mass., outlined hisstartling suggestions on Jan.20 at a meeting in Pasadenasponsored by the prestigiousAmerican Institute of Aeronaut-ics and Astronautics (AIAA).Kuettner is currently work-ing on scientific projects forthe World Meteorological Organ-ization, Bracknell, Berkshire,England.Referring to the problem ofimproving UFO case studies,Kuettner said: "Many peoplehave discussed various schemesand we have done the same inpur committee (the UFO Com-mittee of the AIAA)."Most of these schemes...are too costly and require ma-jor support. We have, however,come up with one relatively in-expensive idea..."If we remember...that about20 per cent of all unidentifiedflying object cases are closeencounters including landings,the possibility arises to con-firm these reports by actualradar records."Kuettner. says that 80 percent of the U.S. is covered byweather radars that may detectUFOs."The National Weather Serv-ice operates approximately 100weather radars 2k hours a dayin the United States to pro-vide information to the variousforecasting, warning and clima-tological centers," he said."Photographs of the...scopesare taken once every hour dur-ing fair weather and once every^0 seconds during severe weath-er. They are stored at the fa-cility of the EnvironmentalData Service in Asheville, N.C."The radars have range modesof 125 and 250 mile radius...The 250-mile range provides a-bout 65 per cent coverage ofthe air space volume up toAO.000 feet over the entireUnited States."The corresponding figuresfor the 125-mile range is about28 per cent.. Overlapping cov-erage would increase the fig-ures to a maximum of 80 percent."Kuettner believes that acomplete, search of the radarphotographs for anomalousspeeds and flight paths indi-cating UFOs would be too ex-pensive. But he does thinkthat the relatively small costfor certain selected studies,in terms of money and effort,would be worthwhile in casesinvolving close UFO approaches."For example," he said, "Inthe wel1-publicized case ofCaptain (Larry) Coyne and hishelicopter crew a double targetmay be found." (Coynes heli-copter was reportedly buzzed bya mysterious cigar-shaped ob-ject with a dome at 11 p.m.,Oct. 18, 1973. The grey, metal-lie looking object, about 60feet long, stopped directlyover the helicopter, which wasreturning to Cleveland HopkinsAirport from Columbus, Ohio.The helicopter for unknownreasons suddenly gained nearly2,000 feet in altitude.) Adouble target on radar-scopephotos would offer tangibleconfirmation of the helicoptercrews report, and might addadditional details about theUFO itself."A possible drawback of thisapproach," Kuettner said, "isthe lack of good radar coverageat low levels (where mostclose-encounters occur) dueto the curved earth geometry.Furthermore, best radar cover-age is available during badweather while the unidentifiedcases are favored by clearweather, according to availablestatistics."Nevertheless," Kuettnerconcluded, "the effort is smalland inexpensive, and.no majorsupport is required. If it isunsuccessful, nothing is lost,but if it is successful it mayadd a powerful data piece tospecific case studies. Thisinformation may already existbut has not been recovered."Dr. Kuettners serious ap-proach to the UFO problem, andhis suggestions for improvingcase data, carry special weightbecause of his background. From1958 to 1960 he was director ofthe Mercury-Redstone rocketproject for the U. S. Army Bal-listic Missile Agency; he work-ed at NASAs Marshall SpaceFlight Center in 1960 and 1961,and was a deputy director ofSaturn-Apollo rocket systems,1962-1965;. he was chief spacescientist of the National En-vironmental Satellite Center,Wash., D.C., 1965-1967; and in1967 he became director of Ad-vanced Research Projects forthe National Oceanic and At-mospheric Administration.Michigan picnicscheduled for June 22The first Michigan MUFONPicnic has been scheduled for2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, atthe home of Bob Stinson, 2903Sheffield Court, Ann Arbor.This will be a family affair,and guests are requested tobring meat to barbeque, plus "adish to pass." Bob requeststhat those planning to attendcontact him (phone 313-991*-0927) so that the food dishescan be coordinated. A dona-tion of $1.50 per adult or$2.50 for a family will becollected for drinks and otherexpenses.Page 18
  • 19. 1975 MUFON Symposium programThe 1975 Mutual UFO NetworkSymposium on Saturday, July 5>at Des Moines, Iowa, will getunderway at 8 a.m. with regis-tration and the opening of ex-hibits. The theme of thisyears program is "UFOs—Search for a Scientific Break-through."The morning session will openat 9:00 with a welcome by Sym-posium Co-chairman ForrestLundberg on behalf of the Mid-Iowa UFQlogists, hosts of thisyears symposium (Dr. DesmondBragg is the other co-chair-man). Mufon Director Walt An-drus is scheduled to extendgreetings from 9:10 to 9:20,The first featured speaker,Dr. David M. Jacobs, APRO con-sultant and author of THE UFOCONTROVERSY IN AMERICA, willpresent "An Expanded Vision ofUFO Research" from 9:20 to10:30.Following coffee break, thesecond featured speaker, Sher-man Larsen, president of theCenter for UFO Studies, willspeak on "The Center for UFOStudies and the UFO CentralSituation."Lunch will be from noon un-til 1:30 p.m., with specialluncheons scheduled for AmateurRadio (Dr. Willard P. Arm-strong, moderator) and for MU-FON Consultants (James McCamp-bell, moderator).The afternoon session willget underway at 1:30 with atalk by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle,member of the National EnquirerUFO Blue Ribbon Panel and APROConsultant, on "UFO Research;Problem or Predicament?At 2:30 p.m., Ted Bloecher,MUFON state-section directorand Skylook staff member, willspeak on "A Catalog of HumanoidReports for 197VFollowing coffee break,Specialization Workshops will" be offered on "Landing CaseTraces," conducted by Ted Phil-lips, MUFON specialization co-ordinator, associate to theCenter for UFO Studies, andSkylook staff member; "Human-oids," conducted by Ted Bloe-cher; "Propulsion Methods,"conducted by John F. Schussler,deputy director of MUFON, aero-space engineer, and Skylookstaff member; and "Instrumenta-tion" (to be announced).Dinner is scheduled from5:k5 to 7:15 by advance regis-tration.The evening session willfeature a talk by James M. Mc-Campbell, MUFON director ofresearch and author of UFOLOGY—NEW INSIGHTS FROM SCIENCE ANDCOMMON SENSE, on "InterpretingReports of UFO Sightings."A panel critique featuringsymposium speakers and a ques-tion and answer period isscheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. to wind up the symposium.The annual MUFON corporationmeeting for MUFON members onlywill be held Sunday morningfrom 9:00 to noon.Sunday afternoon will featurea workshop session entitled"Techniques Employed in FieldInvestigations and the NewField Investigators Manual."Moderators will include TedPhillips, Ted Bloecher, RonWestrum, John Schuessler, andWalt Andrus. The session willlast from 1:30 to 4 p.m.Each speakers presentation,plus additional papers, will bepublished in the Proceedings ofthe Sixth Annual (1975) Sym-posium. The 1975 Proceedingswill be available at the Sym-posium for $^.00, or by mailafter July 5 for $*».50 in theU.S. and Canada, and $5.00 inother countries.Advance Symposium reserva-tions may be secured by writingto Mid-Iowa Ufologists, ForrestR. Lundberg, treasurer, Apt. 2,3215 Grand Ave., Des Moines,Iowa 50312. The cost for allsessions and the banquet is$15.00.Motel reservations should bemade by contacting the HolidayInn of Des Moines Downtown-Towers, 1-235 and 6th Ave., DesMoines, Iowa 50309 (telephone515-283-0151). Reservations mayalso be made through your near-est Holiday Inn. Be sure totell the Holiday Inn that youwant one of the 175 roomsblocked off for the Symposium.1974 MUFON UFOSYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS"UFOs—An Issue Whose TimeHas Almost Come" By RalphBlum"Religion and UFOs: The Extra-sensory Problem" by Barry H.Downing, Ph.D."UFO Trace-landing Cases" byTed Phillips"Journey Into the Hill StarMap" by Marjorie E. Fish"Saucers, PSI and Psychiatry"by Berthold E. Schwarz, M.D."Flying Saucers and Physics"byStanton T. Friedman"UFOs, in Relation to CreatureSightings in Pennsylvania" byStan Gordon1973 MIDWEST UFOSYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS"UFO Flight Characteristics"presented by John F. Schuessler"Landing Traces, Physical Evi-dence for the UFO" presented byTed Phillips"Vision, Photography & UFOs"presented by Adrian Vance"Ufology and the Search forExtraterrestrial Life" presentedby Stanton T. Friedman"The Embarrassment of Riches"presented by Dr. J. Allen Hynek"Some Questions Concerning Dr.Menrels Biblical Exegesis" sub-mitted paper by Dr. Barry H.DowningFor the 1974 or 1973MUTUAL UFO SYMPOSIUMPROCEEDINGS, send $3.25($4.00 outside the United Statesor Canada) by check or moneyorder, to MUFON UFO NET-WORK, INC, 40 ChristopherCourt, Quincy, III. 62301, U.S.A.Page 19
  • 20. Recapping and commentingBy Richard Hall(This column is directed to-wards articles appearing in theApril, 1974, edition of SKY-LOOK) .Many of the UFO reports inthis issue include recurringfeatures worthy of some specialresearch. Are there MUFON mem-bers who would be willing tocompile chronologies of them asan aid to research? The featuresinclude electromagnetic effectson aircraft, UFOs emitting lightbeams, UFOs with colored bodylights (not patterned), UFOswith secondary objects ("satel-lite objects," usually smallerthan the main object).Of special interest is theApril 6, 1974, Los Altos, Cali-fornia cylindrical object caus-ing turbulence in surroundingfog, emitting "lightning-likereflections," and moving witherratic bursts of speed beforedeparting upwards at a sharpangle. This report has much incommon with Vat lees Type I I("Cloud Cigar") as described inCHALLENGE TO SCIENCE (p. 34, 54-55). There a 1964 case is re-ported in which the UFO was "al-most boiling out" wisps ofsmoke, emitting a flash oflight, and abruptly darting for-ward at one point.In THE TRUTH ABOUT FLYINGSAUCERS (p. 146-151), AimeMichel reports the October 17 &27, 1952, "cloud cigars" withsatellite objects observed overOloron and Gail lac, France, In-cluding falls of "angels hair."The secondary objects displayedwhat appeared to be electric arcflashes between pairs and movedwith bursts of speed in zig-zags. In both cases the largerUFOs were cylindrical (as op-posed to elliptical or spindle-shaped). A sketch of the phe-nomenon appears opposite page194 (Figure 27) and makes anPage 20interesting comparison to thesketch in SKYLOOK.Michels FLTING SAUCERS ANDTHE STRAIGHT-LINE MYSTERY con-tains a number of references to"cloud cigars"—a loosely ap-plied designation since the UFOsare sometimes spherical or disc-like. However, the elongatedUFOs (cylindrical or spindle-shaped) with associated turbu-lence, clouds or wisps of smoke,sometimes a rumbling sound, andoften accompanied by smaller ob-jects, constitute a body of re-ports with a strong family re-semblance.Not to be overlooked is thesimilarity to tornado phenomena(turbulent clouds, rumbling,luminous phenomena). -.In STRANGEPHENOMENA, William Corliss re-prints an account from SCIENCESept. 9, 1f66» of a tornado with"electric blue 1ight" (of, vio-let-blue light in French UFOcases), -balls of 1 irght emanatingfrom t.he cone of the tornado,etc. "The lights darting aroundin the clouds were sort oflum-inous and appeared to be moreround in shape than anythingelse...they were above a denselayer of clouds, and bluishwhite in color...they wereshooting around." (Corliss GLD-015)oWeather Bureau data for April6, 1974, around Los Altos, CAIi-fornia, would be particularlyvaluable for analyzing that UFOcase.WANTEDBack issues of FLYINGSAUCER REVIEW. Please listissues available andprice.SKYLOOK2.6 Edgewood DriveQuifvcy, IL 62301stronomyNotesBy Mark HerbstrittA REVISED COSMOLOGYByMerrill B. Taylor" THow can UFOs make sharp, rightangle turns, or instantaneousstops and reversals?How can they fly at speeds of3-4.000 m.p.h., and yet fail tocreate sonic booms?This booklet presents a revisedcosmology in which these "im-possible phenomena might notbe impossible.Physics says that these phenom-ena cannofhappen. But they dohappen, as attested by ,mahy^thousands of observers -"vRE-VISED COSMOLOGY explainshow they CAN HAR.gClif1Price $3.00, postagepaid from:1309 Broadway Dept.S-2Little Rock, Ark, 72202JULY SKY , IMercury—it is greatest west- Iern elongation on the 4th, sofor a few days at this time it ]may be seen very low in theeast just before sunrise. ,|Venus—now closing towa^d-s ";the sun, it is noticeably lower jfIn the sky at sunset, but ;brighter than before; greatestbrilliancy i.son the 21st. sMars—is inAries. Itrises )about midnight and dominates ...^this part.,of the sky during the -:early mornrhg hours. •Jupiter—is in Pisces. It ;rises about an hour before mid- -,jnight. .^Saturn--!t is too close to 1the siih for easy observation, :|conjunction being on the 15th. jThe Delta Aquarid meteor ;*shower reaches maximum on July *29. ";1

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