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  • 1. M U T U A L U F O N E T W O R KUFO JOURNALOCTOBER 1004 f NUMBER 318 S3-301350 Hz1050 Hz~ Bragg Creek,Alberta 1968Hollyburn Ridge,- Vancouver 1968Orton,Ontario 1975- Bradford,New Hampshire100 500 1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000Log HzUFO SOUNDS ANALYZED
  • 2. M U F O N U F O J O U R N A LO F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N OF THE M U T U A L UFO N E T W O R K S I N C E 1967OCTOBER 1 994 NUMBER 318TRACING SOUND TO UFOENCOUNTERS Lindy TuckerEXODUS AS A PARADIGM OF UFO STRATEGY Dr. Barry H.DowningRECOGNITION FOR UFO REPORTINVESTIGATIONS T. David SpencerNEWS 8, VIEWS81213MUFON FORUMTHE UFO PRESS 8. CALENDARREADERS CLASSIFIEDSCarter, Davids, Downing,Pflock, Schmidt 151819ROSWELL DECLARATION 20THE NOVEMBER NIGHT SKY Walter N. Webb 22DIRECTORS MESSAGE Walter H. Andrus.Jr.COVER: (Graph by Ronald Stearman, Ph.D., Univ. of Texas. Austin)24MUFON UFO JOURNAL(USPS 002-970)(ISSN 0270-6822)103Oldtowne Rd.Seguin, TX 78155-4099Tel: (210) 379-9216FAX (210) 372-9439EDITORDennis StacyASSOCIATE EDITORWalter H. Andrus,Jr.COLUMNISTSWalter N. WebbJohn S. CarpenterART DIRECTORVince JohnsonCopyright 1994by the Mutual UFO Netu>ork. All Rights Reserved.No part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permission ofthe Copyright Owners. Permission is hereby granted to quote up to 200 words of any one arti-cle, provided the author is credited, and the statement, "Copyright 1994 bi the Mutual UFONehivrk, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Sequin, Texas 78155." is included.The contents of the MUFON UFO journal are determined by the editors ami do not necessari-ly reflect the official position of the Mutual UFO Network. Opinions expressed are solely thoseof the individual authors.The Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MUFON is a publicly supported organization of the typedescribed in Section 509 (a) (2).Donors may deduct contributions from their Federal IncomeTax. Bequests, legacies,devises, transfers or gifts are also deductible for estate and gift purposes,provided they meet the applicable provisions of Sections 2055, 2106and 2522 of the InternalRevenue Code.The MUFON UFO Journal is published monthly by the Mutual UFO Network, Inc., Seguin,Texas. Membership/Subscription rates: $25 per year in the U.S.A.; $30 foreign in U.S. funds.Second class postage paid at Seguin, TX.POSTMASTER: Send form 3579 to advise change of address to: MUFON, 103 OldtowneRd., Seguin, TX 78155-4099.
  • 3. MUFON UFO JOURNALTRACING SOUND TO UFOENCOUNTERSVFOs are associated with bright, silent lights; its nice to be reminded that bells & whistles are sometimes attached.by Lindy Tucker, P.U.R.E. ResearchThere are plenty of sighting reports of unidenti-fied flying objects, but very few reports ofsounds associated with these sightings. This hasbeen the major focus of my research as an indepen-dent investigatorover the past few years. My observa-tion that aerial and audio phenomena can be linkedtogether is based on the fact that I was a direct eye andear witness to the combined phenomena back in themid 1970s. It was that experience that started myresearch and it is due to the greater cooperation andinterest available in this field that I have pursued thisfurther.I lived in a small, rural town called Orton, inSouthern Ontario back then. It was part of an area thatexperienced a "flap" of UFO sightings. My husband atthat time had given me a daily journal for Christmas,so I happen to have the events and dates recorded.Starting on March 3, 1975, my neighbours and Ibegan to witness aerial phenomena: brilliant white,red, and green lights would do impossible acrobaticmanoeuvres in the night sky, darting about in angularor triangular movements. Sometimes they would bandtogether into one bright light, only to blink out, reap-pear and split again into several more bright lights.One of the more spectacular displays looked like TheStar of Bethlehem one night. The rays from this "star"took up a good 60 degrees of the horizon, and therewas this tiny red light that kept darting in and out of it.My girlfriend Julie and I watched this display for agood two hours. I noted,in my journal we both experi-enced headaches that night afterwards.The sightings always seemed predictable, at leastby me; I always seemed to be aware of when theywould appear. On the evening of April 26, 1975, Iheard a strange, loud, metallic beeping sound comingfrom the woods behind our home. It sounded mechan-ical, like the pings of submarine sonar, and it had apeculiar rotational quality to it, like a Doppler effect. Ieven wondered if someone was out in the woods withsome type of broadcasting equipment; the sounddidnt seem natural and it was too loud to be anythingelse. You could hear this sound from a quarter mileaway and even from inside the house with the doorsand windows closed.Upon walking down to the woods to investigatethis sound, I noticed my cats had beaten me downthere and were sitting on fenceposts facing the soundand listening attentively. I decided to tell my neigh-bours about it. I heard later they were making fun ofme; not only was I seeing strange lights in the sky, butnow I was hearing strange sounds in the woods.Several weeks later, on the evening of May 19,1975, my neighbours and I had been sitting around abonfire in front of our large garden. There was a rest-less excitement in the air: you could feel. Even theanimals were reacting to it. At 10:30 p.m. the roosterswere crowing, the chickens clucking, and you couldhear dogs barking and the pastured cows bawling formiles. I even remember remarking that Orton soundedlike the introductionto an old TV series I watched as achild called "Rawhide," starring Clint Eastwood. Theprogram starts off in the middle of a cattle drive. Itwas that noticeable.We soon ended our conversation and went back toour homes. A couple of hours later, while taking thedays garbage out, I noticed these loud, peculiar beep-ing sounds again and I decided to get my neighboursover to investigate. I called Bob and Lynn Adamsfrom across the street and Cal Stodts, a paramedicwho lived next to me. Standing there, we could seered lights in behind the trees while we faced the beep-ing sounds.All of a sudden, the beeps stopped and everythinggot deathly quiet. Just as I pointed to the woods, abright light rose out of the trees from the brush at therear of our property and made a right-angle 90 degreeturn, and started slowly to approach us in a wide arc. Iran behind a shed to get a better look at it, as our shad-ows were being cast over the yard by our back doorspotlights, causing a glare. I could see that it was sil-ver and disc-shaped with a soft white dome on top ofit. It appeared to be larger than a long van, approxi-mately 20 to 25 feet in length and maybe 8 to 10 feetwide in the middle. It was very low, not more than 100feet up, and was coming in over my neighbours pinetree, about 150 feet from where I was standing. WhenI could count the several red lights moving about itsperimeter counterclockwise, I started to becomealarmed, thinking this thing was going to land in myback yard! I ran back to my neighbours who were justas alarmed as I was. We were ready to take shelter,when the craft shifted its flight path and passed slowlyoff to the east. We were all shaken, but I was exhila-rated too. I noticed my knees felt weak.OTHER LOCAL SIGHTINGSThe UFO sightings persisted, along with the beepingsounds, but not necessarily together. Something un-OCTOBER1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE 3
  • 4. MUFON UFO JOURNAL-30CO•ou>ra2o>o-110Orton, (Shifted)Ontario, 1975Sonar pings,Sound effects CD,Keith Holzman100 500 1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000Log HzOntario, Canada, UFO sound (shifted, top) compared with sonar pings, bottom.usual was happening in our little community and theword spread fast. One night, Harry Walker, who livedaround the comer from us, had been puttinghis tractor inhis drive shed when a disc-shaped object hovered overhim beneath a low cloud ceiling. He hollered for hisfamily to come outside and look at it, but his cries wentunheard. His son Patrick came running down to tell mewhat his Dad had just seen and that he was "white as aghost."I immediately went down to interview him and wasslightly relieved that another resident had seen some-thing similiar to the rest of us. I also talked with JimOverland, a teenager back then who lived about a halfmile from us on the same county road. He claims tohave been out ploughing his field one day when asmall, silver disc-shaped object came over him and histractor. I believe he said that it chased him and that heran into the house.Recently I was sent a clipping from the Letters tothe Editor of the Toronto Star from a fellow who livednear me during those years. He requested that "per-haps someone else residing in Orton could share theirexperiences with me." I have since talked to this fel-low and heard another story of a spectacular closeencounter that he and his brother had 18 or 19 yearsago. They had a boomerang-shaped craft hovermotionless above them. They also saw the "lightshows" along with their neighbours and-described theaerial phenomena exactly as I remember it. This fel-low plans to go back and interview our old neigh-bours. There will be more to this story as time goesalong.The editor of our local newspaper, Bill Doole, hadwanted to print my story for some time. I was reluc-tant to let him write up a story for The Erin Advocatebecause of the ridicule I was getting from the neigh-bours who hadnt seen anything. Finally, a year later,he ran a story on our sightings and was surprised bythe number of calls he got from other local residentswho had seen various types of craft flying around.Several described these UFOs as shining pencil-thinbeams of light on to the ground. These articles causedsome alarm and other articles were written trying to"explain it all away." Talking recently with our oldpost mistress, Evelyn Nevilles, I learned that some ofthe village people still talk about the old sightings.THE INVESTIGATIONI felt these unusual sightings should be documented soI contacted and met with J. Allen Hynek (then theDirector of the Center for UFO Studies) and HenryMcKay, who was then the MUFON Director ofCanada. I invited Chris Purton, then a Professor ofAstronomy at York University in Toronto to comeover and record the sounds, as he lived not far awayPAGE 4 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 5. MUFON UFO JOURNALThe sound also appeared to have a biolog-ical response to your actions. If you ap-proached the source of the sound slowlyand talking quietly, the beeps would be lowand steady. If, on the other hand, you wereloud, excited and moving quickly, the beepswould get louder and faster in direct rela-tion to your excitement.from me in the village of Erin, Ontario, and he couldcome over quickly should the sounds occur again.The opportunity came the evening of June 14,1975. The beeping sounds were loud and constant. Atfirst, his tape recorder refused to work. Thinking per-haps we were in some type of electromagnetic fieldthat might be affecting the batteries of his recorder, wemoved further away from the source of the sound andwere able to obtain a two-minute recording. This tapewas the catalyst for me to start researching the audiophenomenon and has since proved invaluable to me.Others came out to investigate the sounds and thesights, bringing along with them parabolic micro-phones and infrared cameras. Biologists were called into try to explain the beeps as a bird call, all to noavail.Through the following year, the sightings continuedon an irregular basis and so did the sounds. I was fas-cinated and would notice my heart start to race when-ever I heard the now familiar metallic sounds. I foundI could approach the source of the sound. Having hadby that time acquired aerial maps of my location, Iwas able to gauge how far away from me the soundwas. I figured that I could get as close as 50 feet, thenthe sound would stop and instantaneouslybe in a loca-tion about 200 ft. away.The sound also appeared to have a biologicalresponse to your actions. If you approached the sourceof the sound slowly and talking quietly, the beepswould be low and steady. If, on the other hand, youwere loud, excited and moving quickly, the beepswould get louder and faster in direct relation to yourexcitement. When I wonder about this many yearslater, I feel the sound was similiar to a biofeedbackmachine, which I certainly didnt know about then.One night while investigating the sound withfriends, Pat Walker claimed he couldnt hear the beepsat a distance of about 200 feet because he thought thebatteries in his hearing aid werent working. Directlyin front of this "wall" of sound, which was about 50ft. from us, he claimed he still couldnt hear it, butthat he could feel it in his chest. I thought this was agood observation as I had noticed on other occasionsthat the beeping sound seemed to penetrate the centerof my chest as well. My friends then encouraged meto whistle the pitch of the beeps and after some prod-ding I decided to try. Immediately upon whistling thesame pitch, we were astonished to experience thebeeping sounds speed up and turn into a vibration thatshook the ground we were standing on! I tried thisseveral times with the same results until we were allhuddled together in amazement and ready to get backto civilization.It was just too much to take.I noticed a compass spun rapidly in my hand when Igot back to the house after this event. There were otherunusual events happeningat that time as well. I saw or-ange, gaseous balls of light in our backyard, driftingslowly along the ground. There was one occasion I re-member of long, gossamer threads of spider webs about30 ft. long flowing through the town of Orton. Sincethen, I have read about the "angel hair" seen in con-junction with some UFO sightings.After a while, livingin Orton began to resemble something out of the"Twilight Zone."THE SEARCHI moved out of the area in 1977 and didnt encounter thephenomena for another 10 years. A series of events ledme back into my search for answers. On a return trip toCanada in 1989,1 met with Henry McKay in his homein Toronto, as he said he had a couple of tape recordingsof UFO-related beeping sounds that might be similiar tomine. I was very excited when I heard them, as theywere the same as the ones I had recorded in my ownbackyard. I was relieved I wasnt "alone" in my experi-ences; someone else was reporting and recording thesame phenomena in other locations! The tapes Henrypresented to me were from a flap of UFO sightings andaudio phenomena that happened in Alberta and BritishColumbia in the late I960s. For a detailed report onthese sightings and the subsequent analysis of the beep-ing sounds, see pages 177 to 206 in the 1979 MUFONSymposium Proceedings.Quietly, I started making contacts and inquiries,looking for more cases. I attended a MUFON confer-ence in New Hampshire in the fall of 1992 to meetwith my friends Colin Andrews and Dr. Steven Greerof CSETI to compare notes and update our research.Dr. Greer plays a portion of my beep tape at hislec-tures. Cheryl Powell, then a MUFON investigator,was in the audience and was floored when she heardthe recording! She had one just like it, recorded by aNew Hampshire family on their camcorder during anencounter with a huge, triangular-shaped craft thatflew over their house in the spring of that year.Unfortunately, only the audio came out on the tape,the video part was black. Steven briefly introduced usand I was able to obtain a copy of her tape at a laterdate. I was stunned when I heard it; the phenomenawas still happening!I was really excited by now and wanted to knowmore. I placed an ad in the MUFON Classifieds and wasOCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGES
  • 6. MUFON UFOJOURNAL-30CO•oo>oj5o>o-1101067ILindy Tucker ShiftedNorthern Saw-WhetOwl Fundamental &HarmonicsI I100 500 1,000 5.000 10,000 25,000Log HzLindy Tucker, shifted, top,compared with Northern Saw-Whet Owl,bottom.immediately assisted by Ron Johnson, the late DeputyDirector of Investigations for MUFON. He filled me inon the UFO flap in the Pacific Northwest that was ac-companied by beeping sounds back in the 60s and 70s.The earlier cases from the 1960s were thoroughly in-vestigated by the Air Force and the Department of CivilDefense. These cases mostly occurred in the states ofWashington and Oregon, along the Puget Sound.Ron also introduced me to Dr. Ronald Stearman, anAerospace professor who was interested in analyzingany recordings that might be UFO-related. Dr.Stearman has some of the most commerciallyadvanced, acoustical analysis software currently avail-able in the field. Now we should be able to get a betterpicture of how these various tapes from different loca-tions in North America look on paper.The basic procedure currently employed in analyz-ing these sounds is to sample them with a digitalsignal analyzer and then obtain a graph of the sound inthe frequency domain. Further characteristics of thesignals were also determined after filtering. Thisincluded variable speed analysis and strip chart timedomain studies. The outcome of thesepreliminaryresults show that the sounds are remarkably similar!The peaks associated with the beep frequencies allmatch up at about 1050 HZ with the median beep-fre-quency interval occurring at approximately 1.7 HZ.(The assumption has been made that the Orton tapewas recorded at a slower than normal rate due to theelectromagnetic influences that initially stopped therecorder. A speed reduction of approximately 18%was made on the Orton sound to bring it into the rangeof the other tapes. Otherwise, the spectral peak associ-ated with the beeping was found at 1350HZ.) Thebeeps are roughly spaced at 0.6 to 0.7 seconds apart.The common spectral peak frequencies of the firstfour recordings varied only by 7 per cent. This varia-tion was expected due to the various types ofrecorders and generations of source tapes availableforuse. The Professor and his students have just finishedanother 50-page report for me, which I havent fin-ished absorbing yet.They are using newer, higher-order auto-bicoherence spectrum analysis software inthis most recent study.ANOTHER RECORDINGWorking with Greg Long, who is also interested in thephenomena that acoustics play in the UFO field, I wasable to learn about the Yakima Indian Reservationsightings in Washington State that he wrote about inhis recent book, Examining the Earthlight Theory—The Yakima UFO Microcosm (TheJ. Allen HynekCenter for UFO Studies, 1990). Beeping sounds werereported there as well, along with other locations inthe state. While digging through his files, he found acassette tape of beeping sounds recorded exactly oneweek to the day that they started for me in Orton,PAGE 6 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 7. MUFON UFO JOURNALOntario, over 2,000 miles away! Recent analysis ofthis last tape reveals that it is almost identical to theprevious four.OWLS 8w CONDONAs I stated before, the UFO beeping noise cases from the1960s caused quite a stir in the Pacific Northwest. TheAir Force commissioned the Universityof Colorado todo a complete investigation and their findings werepublished in the now famous Condon Report of 1968.They concluded that these beeping sounds were beingproduced by a Saw-Whet Owl. Professor Stearman ob-tained recordings of the Saw-Whet Owl and did a de-tailed analysisof the owl versus the five beeping record-ings I had given him. His conclusions are completelydifferent. He says we can rule out the Saw-Whet owl.But what the beeps are, or what they represent, is en-tirely up for speculation now.WHERE TO?There are several things I want you investigators toknow. Not only do these mechanical beeping soundsoccur before and after UFO sightings, but they appearto produce electromagnetic effects as well. Batteryand electrical failures have been noted on car radiosand engines, flashlights, hearing aids, and indoorlighting. Most astounding of all is that the beepingsounds have been heard being broadcast overAM/FM, CB, long wave and short wave radios. Thatsa pretty talented owl! In several cases that I have col-lected, those orange globes of light have been reportednearby. The beeps also affect the environment bycausing excitement in animals, insects and humans,who report the unusual sounds to the police. Somenote the date on their calendars or go out in search ofthe sound, which usually has no visible source. Othersbecome afraid and return quickly inside because they"cant stand it." The earliest case I have is from 1962and the most recent case is from 1992—thats at least30 years of this phenomena. While detailing all thelocations on a map of North America, I have noticedthat crop circles are appearing in clusters within a 50mile radius of where these beeping sounds have beenreported.This is even more intriguing.I have a reliable groupof professionals to help pursue any other casesthat might surface. Right now I would like more infor-mation on a case that comes from Bilbao, Spain(UFONS, #170, September, 1987). A family wit-nessed a UFO for 3 hours over their house and got ahalf-hour tape recording of this strange whistle, "sim-iliar to the sonar of a ship." Apparently it was ana-lyzed by audio frequency experts. This informationwas published in the Croniga, a newspaper in BuenosAires, Argentina on March 12, 1983. The exact dateof the incident is unknown at this time. Anyone withknowledge of this case or others such as I havedescribed in this article are encouraged to write to meat P.U.R.E. Research, P. O. Box 627, Sebring, FL33871.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSI would like to thank the followingpeople for aiding megreatly with contacts or information: Michael Strainic,present Director of MUFON, Canada; Henry McKay,past Director of MUFON, Canada; the late Ron Johnson,MUFON Deputy Director of Investigations; Dr. BertholdSchwarz, MUFON Consultant in Psychiatry; and Greg. Long, author of Examining the Earthlight Theory.© 1994UNITED NATIONS VIDEOOn October 2, 1992, a UFO presentation was made atthe United Nations in an effort to reopen Decision GA33/426. The two-hour VHS video tape includesMohammad A. Ramadan, Stanton T. Friedman, JohnF. Schuessler and Robert H. Bletchman. Tapes of thismonumental UN presentation may be purchased byPostal Money Orders, personal check made payablethrough a U.S. bank or U.S. cash for $19.95 plus $2for p.&h. to MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd.,Seguin,TX 78155-4099, U.S.A. .MUFONET-BBS NETWORKMembers Communication LinkAustralia — U.S.— Canada — South AfricaCa for the BBS nearest you! FAX: 817-628-1031V Data No. 512-556-2524 8- N- 1 JfUFO FIELD INVESTIGATORSTRAINING GUIDEWe are proud to announcethat the UFO Field InvestigatorsTraining Guide: An introduction to methodologies, tech-niques and scientific disciplines for performing UFO investi-gations and supportof the Mutual UFO Network by T. DavidSpencer (304 pages in 3-ring binder) is now available fromMUFON in Seguin,Texas for $30 plus $3.50 for postage andhandling. Do not confuse this training guide with the fourthedition of the MUFON Field Investigators manual. Thisguide is an asset to the instructorsconducting field investiga-tor training classes as well as thestudents.UFOs, MJ-12 AND THE GOVERNMENT:A Report on Government Involvement inthe UFO Crash Retrievals (113 pages)by Grant Cameron and T. Scott GrainPrice: $19 plus $1.50 for postage and handling.Order From: MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-4099OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE?
  • 8. MUFON UFO JOURNALEXODUS AS A PARADIGM OF UFOSTRATEGYPassages from the Bible can be interpreted in many ways, but then, so to can the UFO phenomenon.Dr. Barry H. DowningWhen I published The Bible and Flying Saucers in1968, the biblical book of Exodus played a central rolein my analysis. I saw the "pillar of cloud and of fire"(Exodus 13:21,22), as an object that not only is de-scribed like a modern "cloud-cigar" type of UFO, butthis UFO seemed to be in voice contact with Moses,whether at the burning bush, or at Mt. Sinai deliveringthe Ten Commandments. I spent about 20 pages ex-plaining the parting of the Red Sea as the probablework of the UFO propulsion system.In an article published in the May-June 1972 issue ofFlying Saucer Review entitled, "Radiation Symptoms inExodus," I further examined some of the physical symp-toms of the UFO presence in Exodus in comparisonwith modern UFOs.What I did not do in my early research was speculateon the strategy of UFOs, either in the Bible, or now. Iwas doing UFO research as a Christian pastor and the-ologian. This made the whole enterprise a little tricky.Needless to say, my fellow Presbyterian clergy, as wellas many members of my congregation, raised their eye-brows considerably when my book was published.I am in a denomination which gives strict examina-tions to those about to be ordained. Once one is or-dained, getting someone "unordained" is difficult. Itrequires a Presbytery trial. But I thought that for my sur-vival in ministry, I would be wise to express my theo-logical UFO research in problematic terms: I think ithighly probable that a UFO parted the Red Sea, but I amnot sure. My denomination has not made any threats totry me for heresy up to this point, so in that sense mycaution has been rewarded.But if someone had asked me 25 years ago, "What doyou really think UFOs are doing?" my answer wouldprobably have been this: I think UFOs carry the angelsof God. I think we are living in a dangerous time, andour scientific world view—bringing about the "death ofGod theology" which preceded my book—all indicatewe need help believing that strange stories like the part-ing of the Red Sea, and the visibility of angels, are pos-sible. Once everybody comes to believe UFOs are real,then there will be a revival of faith in the Bible.Renewed faith in the Bible will lead to renewed faith inGod, and in divinely designed human purpose. We willget rid of much of the agnostic depression that cloudsour scientific generation.I also considered it possible that UFO appearanceswere a prelude to the Second Coming of Christ, and Ibrought up this possibility in chapter 6 of The Bibleand Flying Saucers, but it did not seem to me that thekind of games UFOs were playing made sense as a pre-lude to the Second Coming. If UFOs want to land andtake over, or if Christ wants to return in glory, why notjust do it?But at the present time, unlike my views 25 years ago,I am inclined to think that the main purpose of UFOs ismore political than religious. And because of that, I seeExodus as a paradigm of modem UFO strategy.CURRENT RELIGIOUS THEORIESAs we think about the religious dimension of UFOs,there are three main theories (not counting mine): the"Myth" theory, the "New Age" theory, and the"Demonic" theory. The "Myth" theory, advocated byscientists like Carl Sagan, and theologians like RobertEllwood, follows the lead of psychologist Carl Jung incalling UFOs a modern religious myth (unreal, a cre-ation of the human mind). But hardly anyone will botherbelonging to MUFON if they think UFOs are myth.That leaves most MUFON members with a choicebetween the "New Age" theory and the "Demonic" the-ory. The first is wildly optimistic, the second wildlypessimistic. Early on, most MUFON members tended tosee a New Age view of UFOs as created by air headslike Shirley MacLaine, not to be taken seriously. Butlately UFO researchers like Donald Ware and RobertDean have moved very much in a New Age direction.Richard Thompson has written a very creditable book,linking UFOs and Hindu Vedic literature, entitled AlienIdentities. Further, as Timothy H. Heaton has so wellpointed out in his review of John Macks Abduction(MUFON UFO Journal, July 1994), scientific UFO re-searchers are horrified to find Mack has "linked UFOencounters with all the shady New Age phenomena thatthe skeptics had always lumped it with, from shamanismto reincarnation."However much MUFON members may worry that aNew Age interpretation of UFOs muddies our scientificcredibility (and it does), nevertheless, New Age peopleare trying to answer a valid scientific question: What isthe purpose of UFO behavior toward the human race?And the New Age answer is UFOs are pushing us to-ward a spiritual transformation of society which willusher in a golden age of peace, spirituality and love. Ihope the New Age people are right, but I dont thinkthey are. I think theirs is too optimistic an interpretation.But at the same time, I do not buy the standard con-servative Christian interpretation of UFOs, that theyare demonic. The view that UFOs are demonic has longbeen promoted by writers like Clifford Wilson and JohnPAGES NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 9. MUFON UFO JOURNALWeldon (Close Encounters: A Better Explanation), al-though neither of these men are UFO researchers. Theyuse UFOs to promote their view of the impendingChristian apocalypse, saying these are the end times,UFOs are demons set loose to bring us to repentance,then Christ will return. I.D.E. Thomas, in his recentbook The Omega Conspiracy: Satans Last Assault onGods Kingdom, also takes this approach. He believesUFO abductions, and the sexual activity of aliens, arefrom the world of fallen angels like those described inGenesis 6:4,that the "sons of God came in to the daugh-ters of men, and they bore children to them." The de-monic theory of UFOs has support from serious UFO re-searchers like John White, and although Budd Hopkinswould never align his abduction research with a religioustheory, he certainly does not think UFOs are up to anygood from our human point of view. Certainly there ismuch compelling evidence for some kind of demonictheory, whether secular or religious (Seemy article inThe Encyclopedia of UFOs, ed. by Ronald Story,"Demonic Theory of UFOs.")But these two theories, the New Age and theDemonic, give us a good news/bad news choice. We cansee UFOs as saviors here to bring in the Golden Age, oras tormentors doing us in for whatever reasons—reli-gious or genetic. At the same time, from a scientific aswell as a religious point of view, we have to ask thequestion, do these theories give us the only choices, orthe best choices?PARADIGMS AND SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONSIn his book Abduction, John Mack refers to the work ofhis childhood friend Thomas Kuhn, author of the book,The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. It is Macksview that UFOs are bringing about such a revolution inour time, that we are moving toward a new paradigm ormodel of scientific and human understanding. Kuhnhas shown how new paradigms have arisen in our sci-entific past. In our struggle with UFOs, Mack says weare seeing a new paradigm emerge. I generally agreewith this view. The question is: What is this new para-digm?What I want to suggest here is that the biblical bookof Exodus may give us our best paradigm to under-stand current UFO strategy. And that paradigm sug-gests that UFOs are neither moving us toward a GoldenNew Age, nor toward a Demonic final conflict de-scribed in the book of Revelation, but rather, UFOs aresimply—in space rocket terms—giving us a course cor-rection. In one of his shortest parables Jesus said,"Thekingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman tookand hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leav-ened." (Matthew 13:33) This means that basic divinestrategy is to carry out invisible or deceptively simpleactions in human society which have significant longterm consequences.Let me state my basic assumptions. My most basicone is that what we now call the UFO alien reality, andwhat the Bible calls the angelic divine reality, are thesame reality, what I will call the alien/angelic reality. AsI explained in "The God Hypothesis" (MUFON UFOJournal, October 1988), we can no longer simply thinkof UFOs as ETs, visiting us from another planet. Ithink Jacques Vallee is correct in seeing UFOs as es-sentially a control mechanism (The Invisible College,Dimensions). When MUFON was first formed, our ob-jectives were to find out where UFOs came from, andhow UFOs were propelled. We tended to see UFOs as"visitors" from another planet, here to look us over.Perhaps in most ways they would be our equals, but alittle more advanced technologically. Maybe they couldgive us a few technological tips.Some worried they might be here to take us over. Butit did not seem to occur to anyone that they do not needto take us over—they created us, and have guided hu-man history from the beginning. Whoever they are, thealien/angelic reality already owns us and controls us. Iknow of no major religious leader who has spoken the"God Hypothesis" out loud. And even among MUFONmembers, who as a group are more open to all possibil-ities than any other public forum I know about, still, weare not sure how to talk about this. We have tried to keepMUFON basically scientific, with the "religious" di-mension on the fringe.So we focus on abduction stories, hearing what"they" are doing to us, but having little idea of why.(Genetic manipulation, brain washing?) We are thankfulwhen a scientist like Jack Kasher does a videotapeanalysis of UFOs taken from a space shuttle. But asbrilliant as his analysis.is, it does not give us a clueabout why UFOs are doing what they are doing.It is my assumption that the alien/angelic reality wasinvolved in the development of both the Old and NewTestaments, as well as perhaps providing stimulation toother religious leaders like Mohammed, or the devel-opment of the Hindu Vedic tradition. More modern re-ligious encounters might include,the Roman Catholic ex-perience at Fatima, and the Mormon experiences ofJoseph Smith. But we are decades away from a thoroughanalysis of the religious traditions of the world in light ofUFOs.OPPRESSORS, VICTIMS AND LIBERATORSBut it is worth noting the similarities, and the differ-ences, between alien/angelic strategy in the OldTestament, and in the New. In the Exodus Story, and theJesus Story, there is a triangle involvingan oppressor, avictim, and a liberator. In the Exodus, Pharaoh, and theEgyptian political structure are the oppressors; Mosesand the Hebrews are the victims, and the alien/angelicreality is the liberator (present in the "pillar of cloud andof fire").OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE 9
  • 10. MUFON UFO JOURNALIn the Jesus Story, the Hebrew religious establishmentjoins with the Roman political establishment in being theoppressor; Jesus is the victim, and again, the alien/an-gelic reality is the liberator, raising Jesus from the dead(Matthew 28; Luke 24), and converting the ApostlePaul from a "bright light" on the road to Damascus(Acts 9). A new community is formed of those whobelieve in the resurrected Jesus, and they undergo anew "Exodus," driven out from the non-believingJewishcommunity.The alien/angelic objective in the Exodus was toform a distinct political/ethnic community, the Jewishpeople. They were given an unforgettable liberation ex-perience, including Passover, the parting of the RedSea, and the Sinai wilderness journey for 40 years. Theywere given strict religious laws which set them apartfrom other nations. They were forbidden to marry out-side their race. To this day, they have maintained a dis-tinct identity,they have been, and are a "light to the na-tions" (Isaiah42:6). I have no idea how we would mea-sure the impact of Jewish culture on Western society.What would modern science be without names likeAlbert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer?But the alien/angelic objective in the Jesus Story wasto form a community that transcended national bound-aries. The Jesus Story was to be preached to all nations(Matthew 28:19). Consequently,the Christian faith wasnot involved in an essentially political battle. Thealien/angelic reality did not wage a humiliating battleagainst either the Jewish religious or Roman political es-tablishment. The Old Testament idea of the "PromisedLand" was transferred to another world, to heaven. TheChristian community thus had a minimum investment inwhat the political powers of this world did, or did not,do.THE EXODUS PARADIGMBut this was not the case in Exodus. Exodus is the storyof the alien/angelic reality waging a direct war againstPharaoh and the Egyptian political structure. Over aperiod of time Moses warned Pharaoh of plagues tocome—flies, blood, gnats, frogs—and finally Passover.The alien/angelic reality tells Moses to tell his childrenthat the divine reality has "made sport of the Egyptiansand what signs I have done among them; that you mayknow that I am the Lord" (Exodus 10:2). The finalplague, the killing of the first-born of Egypt (Exodus12), seems only too real in light of the ability of themodern alien/angelic reality to enter our homes at nightand abduct whomever they want. Killing whomeverthey want would seem easier.It seems to me that modern alien/angelic strategyhas been a direct war against the super powers of theworld. George Knapp has returned with evidence fromthe former Soviet Union (see his article "What theRussians Know About UFOs" in the 1994 MUFONSymposium Proceedings), suggesting that UFOs hov-ered over Soviet missile bases, and even interacted withtheir control centers. We have similar stories in ourAmerican files (see Lawrence Fawcett and BarryGreenwood, Clear Intent). UFOs have frightened the su-per powers with their ability to interact with, and master,our technology. This attack on our technology may wellhave led to the nuclear "thaw" we are now enjoying,aswell as causing the extreme secrecy in regard to UFOspracticed by the,governments of the world. Our worldleaders, like Pharaoh, have been sure it is in theirinter-est to deny the alien/angelic presence and power.The abduction phenomenon may be primarily a wayfor the alien/angelic reality to reveal its power to thepublic at large, and still keep its basic identity secret. Wehave all these stories that aliens from UFOs can readpeoples minds, can take them from their cars or bed-rooms without being stopped by the government or any-one else. Instead of being plagued with flies or frogs, weare being plagued with UFO abductions—and the broad-casting of their stories. UFOs are making sport of us, andour scientific culture.But at the same time, we do not know who they are.As I said in my article, "The Rock of Ages Principle"(MUFON UFO Journal, May 1990), one of the mainpieces of strategy of the alien/angelic reality is to keep acurtain or veil between us and them. Moses was hiddenin a rock, because no one could see God and live(Exodus 33). John Mack in Abduction makes frequentreference to the veil between us and the alien/angelic re-ality (pp. 32, 49, 327, 391, etc.).Thus on the basis of the biblical witness, the basicstrategy of the alien/angelic reality has been to create lifeon earth, and to guide it according to its own purposes.These purposes include the tolerance of much evil (war,disease, death, even crucifixion, all manner of human de-ception), but with the promise we have been broughtoutinto this wilderness of life to be tested, but the divinere-ality will do us good in the end (Deuteronomy 8:16).On this basis, it seems clear that the alien/angelicreality has made a huge investment in developing life onearth as we know it. Therefore the most likely para-digm for UFO strategy is to continue its objective ofkeeping human culture evolving, without landing andtaking over directly. The cold war, with its threat ofnuclear destruction, demanded direct political interven-tion. In the guise of "space aliens," they have given us apolitical, military and scientific course correction.Up to this point, our religious values have hardlybeen touched by the alien/angelic presence. The Judaeo-Christian community, if it thinks about UFOs at all,sees them as a scientific problem—just like MUFON.Such religious response as we have seen—the New Ageresponse, and the Demonic response—are in my opin-ion, overreacting.In regard to the New Age view, I dont think thealien/angelic reality is trying to make life better for us.They like us to suffer. The alien/angelic reality put thePAGE 10 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 11. MUFON UFO JOURNALJews through all kinds of trials in the wilderness. TheBible gives the alien/angelic reality credit for killing14,700 Jews with the plague during Korahs rebellion,not to mention another 250 by fire who were making anunauthorized religious offering (Numbers 16). Jesusencouraged his disciples to take up their cross and followhim. The alien/angelic reality wants us to suffer, theyjust dont want us to blow up their world with nuclearweapons, or perhaps bring earth to an environmentaldeath.In regard to the Demonic view, the Christian com-munity has long expected the Second Coming of Christpromised in Acts chapter 1. The Jewish community ex-pected the second coming of Elijah (Malachi 4:5;Matthew 11:14; 17:11; 27:49). But it seems to me thateither the second coming of Elijah, or the second com-ing of Jesus, would represent the end of the alien/angelicexperiment as we have known it. And if the alien/angelicreality has spent thousands, perhaps millions of years,getting us to this point, I suspect their basic strategy is tomaintain the system, or give it necessary course correc-tions, but not bring it to an end. It appears the UFO re-ality could land openly any time if it wanted to.Obviously, it does not want to.So I see Exodus as a paradigm of UFO strategy. It hasbeen necessary for UFOs to attack the political, militaryand scientific structures of our time in order to pre-serve the future of human history. Science and tech-nology in the hands of our political leaders have been the"oppressor" of our modern age; all of us living in theshadow of nuclear terror are the "victims"; once againthe alien/angelic reality has been the "liberator." Thisdoes not mean we can count on the alien/angelic realityto save us always from our foolishness. As I haveshown, they are not in principle opposed to suffering.But it does mean that we can be thankful the UFO real-ity has an investment in keeping human history oncourse with occasional course corrections. I suspect wehave more trouble up ahead in human history, not aNew Age. AndI doubt UFOs are a demonic sign that theend of history is near. It seems likely that bringing downthe curtain of human history is a choice the alien/angelicreality should make. But what I think we are seeing isExodus as a paradigm of modern UFO strategy. A fewplagues, making sport of our science and technology,signs for our children to wonder about, a course correc-tion.Down the road, as more UFO evidence comes out—as we follow the pillar of cloud and of fire into ourwilderness future—undoubtedly the human race willbegin to explore the religious dimension to UFOs. Whenthis happens, almostevery world religion will undergo apretty serious course correction. But right now the UFOleaven in our religious meal is fairly well hidden andwill take time to do its work.The UFO reality could decide to speed up the "un-veiling" process any time, of course. Some kind of opendisplay, even without direct contact, would finally wakeup the religious community. And a display filled withparadox, like aUFO landing on the playing field duringa nationally televised Notre Dame football game,wouldraise religious questions while keeping the "veil" inplace. But whatever the future holds, I expect thealien/angelic reality to continue to abide by the "rock ofages principle." That will still to be central to the Exodusparadigm in modern UFO strategy.Dr. Downing has been a MUFON consultant InTheology since 1972. He has presented papers at sixMUFON Annual UFOSymposia and published numer-ous articles Inthe MUFON UFO Journal.Journal Subscription for a Christmas GiftIf you enjoy reading the MUFON UFO Journal, an annual subscription is an ideal Christmas Gift for a rela-tive or friend who shares an interest in the UFO enigma.Subscription for: NameAddress,CityCountry,State, Zip.Subscription GiftGiven by:Start subscription: Month_NameAddress,City State Zip._, Year for $25, USA, and $30, foreign by personal check, money order or cash. Agift subscription acknowledgement will be mailed to the recipient of your thoughtful gift in your name upon receipt of yourorder unless otherwise specified.OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PACE 11
  • 12. MUFON UFO JOURNALRECOGNITION FOR UFO REPORT INVESTIGATIONSUFOs receive recognition, but who recognizes the field investigators who write the reports? Wedo!by T. David Spencer, Deputy Director of InvestigationsAs most of us know, MUFON Field Investigatorsarrange their own time to conduct interviews,sometimes travel to remote locations, and some-times generate lengthy reports in order to documentcases in which someone has observed or experienced ananomaly that might be associated with flying saucers.The investigator does this without any thoughts of re-ward other than the personal satisfaction ofcontributinginformation which might be an aid to UFO studies.There are almost 450 cases nowrecorded in the MU-FON UFO Report Database, and a total of 222 FieldInvestigators have taken part in making this possible. Ofthese contributors, 180 (over 80%) have participatedin submitting more than one report. Although having anopportunity to investigate (learning of events to be in-vestigated) is a major reason fortheir multiple reports, italso takes a great deal of diligence and dedication toboth properly investigate and documenta reported sight-ing. It is a special honor to MUFON for an investigatorto do this multipletimes. The 21who have contributedto five or more reports in the currentdatabase are:#1. 42 reports:#2. 40 reports:#3. 19 reports:#4. 12 reports:#5. 11 reports:#6. 10 reports:#7. 9 reports:#8. 8 reports:#9. 7 reports:#10. 6 reports:#11. 5 reports:Rex Salisberry, Florida.Carol Salisberry, Florida.C. Joseph Barron, Florida.Morton Schafer, Maine.Francis Ridge, Indiana.Richard D.Seifried, Oklahoma.Robert Taylor, Indiana.Shirley Coyne, Michigan.Bruce Engstrom, Indiana.Jean Waller-Seifried, Oklahoma.Norma Croda, Indiana.George K.Hoenig, New York.Cheryl Powell, New Hampshire.Robert E. Morgan, Texas.Ethan Rich, Colorado.Donald Worley,Indiana.Arnold Dunning, Maine.Hugh B. Horning, Delaware.K. O. Learner, Indiana, (deceased)Sandy Lepore, Rhode Island.Rex Schrader, Michigan.All of these investigators are to be applauded fortheir efforts. Without them, there could not be a data-base. I earnestly thank you for what you have accom-plished.There are many MUFON investigators who havefollowed up on cases without submitting their reportsto MUFON and possibly a number of submittedreports sitting on the shelves of MUFON Directorsawaiting approval. We are now getting more efficientin processing cases, and I urge you to dust off thosereports and send them. Every report received will becarefully considered for inclusion in the database, andit should not be much longer before we haveaccumu-lated enough data for meaningful analysis.For database entry, current reports are consideredfirst, after which older reports from the files in Seguinare studied, the most recent first. For these older files,I am now involved with reports received in 1988.In the database are five reports received fromCanada, two from Brazil, one from Turkey, and onewhich occurred in Germany. It is much desired for thisdatabase to represent MUFON internationally.Although it is difficult to get translations done, we canmake an effort on both the sending end and the receiv-ing end. It cannot start without reports being sent.I have heard concerns that reports just fall into ablack hole, but let me assure you that no reportreceived by the Deputy Director of Investigations willbe disregarded.MUFON1994 INTERNATIONALUFO SYMPOSIUMPROCEEDINGS"UFOLOGY: A Historical PerspectiveFourteen papers - 306 pagesPrice: $20 plus $1.50 for postage and handling.MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-4099PAGE 12 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 13. MUFON UFO JOURNALAIR FORCE ON ROSWELLOn September 8, 1994, the office of Air Force PublicAffairs, Media Relations Division, issued a 23-page"Report of Air Force Research Regarding the RoswellIncident. " Although the report was dated July, 1994. itwas not released until the above date. The report re-ceived front-page coverage in the Sunday New York-Times (September 18), in USA Today and numerousother media outlets. Accompanyingthe report was acover page titled "Memorandumfor Correspondents,"reprinted here in its entirety.Secretary of the Air Force Sheila E. Widnall today an-nounced the completion of an Air Force study to locaterecords that would explain an alleged 1947 UFO inci-dent. Pro-UFO researchers claim an extraterrestrialspacecraft and its alien occupantswere recovered nearRoswell, N.M.,in July 1947 and the fact was kept fromthe public.At the request of Congressman Steven H. Schiff (R-NM), the General Accounting Office in February 1994initiated an audit to locate all records related to theRoswell incident and to determineif such records wereproperly handled. The GAO audit entitled "RecordsManagement Procedures Dealing With Weather Balloon,Unknown Aircraft, and Similar Crash Incidents"is notyet complete.The GAO audit involved a number of governmentagencies but focused on the Air Force. In support of theGAO effort, the Air Force initiated a systematicsearchof current Air Force offices as well as numerous archivesand records centers that might help explain the inci-dent. Air Force officials also interviewed a number ofpersons who might have had knowledgeof the events.Prior to the interviews. Secretary Widnall released thosepersons from any previous security obligationsthatmight have restrictedtheir statements.The Air Force research did not locate or develop anyinformation that the "Roswell Incident" was a UFOevent nor was there any indication of a "cover-up" bythe Air Force. Information obtained through exhaus-tive records searches and interviews indicated the ma-terial recovered near Roswell was consistent with a bal-loon device of the type used in a then-classified project.No records indicated or even hinted at the recovery of"alien" bodies or extraterrestrial materials.All documentation related to this case is now declas-sified and the information is in the public domain. Alldocumentation has been turned over to the Air ForceHistorian. The Air Force report without attachmentsmay be obtained by contacting Major [David] Thurston,Air Force Public Affairs, (703) 695-0640. The report withall 33 attachments is available for review in the PentagonLibrary in Room 1A518.-END-The Fund for UFO Research responded with a pressrelease titled "Air Force Still Trivializes UFOs."The U.S. Air Force has once again dismissed a majorUFO case by ignoring all the evidence which conflictswith its conclusion.In a report issued September 8, the1947 "Roswell Incident" has been blamed on an ex-perimental balloon, despite the testimony of first-handwitnesses who describe totally un-balloonlike materials.The investigation of Air Force handling of thehighlycontroversial case was conducted by the Air Force, aspart of an audit by the General Accounting Office, at therequest of Rep. Steven Schiff (R, NM). TheCongressman had been rebuffed in his attempts to getanswers from the Department of Defense, followingcomplaints from constituents of an Air Force cover-up ofthe 1947 crash in the New Mexico desert.The Air Force report concentrates on bits of descrip-tion that make it sound like the material found on asheep ranch near Corona, NM, in early July, 1947, couldhave come from a Project Mogul test balloon. It ig-nores the many statements from witnesses which de-scribe the unusual strength and light weight of whatlooked like metal foil and structural beams. All this in-formation is contained in a Congressional briefing bookprepared by the Fund for UFO Research, from which theAir Force report quotes.According to the late Major Jesse Marcel, intelli-gence officer of Roswell Army Air Field, who was oneof the first military people at the crash site, debris wasscattered over an area 2/3 of a mile long and several hun-dred feet wide. There is no known way a few small,off-the-shelf balloons could have scattered material over 50acres, since they were filled with non-explosive helium.By contrast, the remains of the airliner that [recently]crashed near Pittsburgh covered less than two acres.One of the main sources quoted in the report, Prof.Charles Moore, states that the material from such bal-loons, after being in the sun for a few days, would "almostlook like dark grey or black flakes or ashes ..." How thiscould have been the "shiny," "metallic" and "indestruc-tible" materials described by witnesses is hard to fathom.Moreover, it is insulting to highly-trained witnessessuch as Major Marcel and his son (now an M.D.,National Guard helicopter pilot and aircraft accidentinvestigator) to suggest they could not recognize thematerials of ordinary balloons.The Fund for UFO Research challenges the Air Forceto produce a balloon of the type flown in early July,1947, and ask the survivingwitnesses if that is what theysaw. If the Air Force is confident of its research, thisshould be accepted enthusiastically.OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE 13
  • 14. MUFON UFO JOURNALSCHIFFS RESPONSEOn the same day, September 8, Congressman Schiff soffice issued the followingstatement:WASHINGTON. D.C.—U. S. Rep. Steve Schiff, R-N.M., today commended the Secretary of the Air Forcefor supporting the General Accounting Offices (GAO)audit of the "1947 Roswell Incident" by conducting asearch of their own records, Schiffs officeannounced.Schiff, however, is concerned that the Air Forceseemed to focus on UFOs and extraterrestrial beingsand not the request that the GAO has been acting onsince approached by the Congressman."My question about the Air Force report is whether itprovides a complete accounting of all records dealingwith the Roswell incident, regardless of their content.That was my specific request," Schiff said. "At no timedid I or the GAO state that my intent was to search forUFOs."Schiff has asked the GAO to assist him in finding theexisting files that relate to Roswell and report back tohim. At this time, the GAOs audit, entitled "RecordsManagement Procedures Dealing With Weather Balloon,Unknown Aircraft, and Similar Crash Incidents" is notcomplete."I am hopeful that the Air Forces report will assistthe GAO as they continue to work on their compre-hensive audit," said Schiff. "Similarly, I am confidentthat the professionals at GAO will do their best to pro-vide the American people with a timely and well docu-mented review of their findings."CALL FOR ENTRIES1994 Donald E. Keyhoe Journalism AwardThe Fund for UFO Research, a non-profit scientific or-ganization based in Washington, D.C., announces cashawards for the best articles or stories published or broad-cast in 1994 concerning the subject of UnidentifiedFlying Objects.The award was established in 1989 to honor thememory of Major Donald E. Keyhoe, a retired MarineCorps pilot and former director of the NationalInvestigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. Maj.Keyhoe was an aide to Charles A. Lindbergh after theaviator made the first solo, non-stop flight from NewYork to Paris in 1927. During the 1930s, Keyhoe was afreelance writer whose work appeared in such publica-tions as The Nation, The Saturday Evening Post andReaders Digest. He passed away on November 29,1988.The recipient of the 1993 Donald E. KeyhoeJournalism Award was Ben Helwarth for his article onthe UFO "abduction" phenomenon, which appeared inthe October 19, 1993, edition of the Santa Barbara, CA,News-Press. Mr. Helwarth received a check in theamount of $1,000.Entries receiving Honorable Mention and a cashaward of $50 in the competition were:• Freelance writer George W.Early of Mount Hood, OR,for his opinion piece, "Facts Dictate Fresh Look atUFOs," in the June 24 issue of The Oregonian (Portland,OR);• Staff reporter Kathy Kemp for her series of articles oncattle mutilationsand the UFO phenomenon, appearingin the Birmingham, AL, Post-Herald, February 22, 24,and 26; and• Bill Krasean, science and health writer for theKalamazoo, MI, Gazette, for his June 29 article on hu-manoid sightings in conjunction with UFOs.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSAny journalist working for a newspaper, magazine, radioor television station whose story on UFOs was pub-lished or broadcast between January 1 and December 31,1994, is eligible to enter the competition. In order to beconsidered, the story must be submitted with an entryform, signed by the principal author of the story, and anewspaper or magazine clipping, audio cassette orvideotape on VHS format. Foreign language storiesmust be accompanied by an English translation in orderto be considered.A winning entry will be one which—in the opinion ofthe judges—makes the most significant contributiontopublic understanding of the UFO phenomenon. Entriesshould emphasize scientific research. Possible topicsmay be, but are not limited to: the U.S. Governments in-volvement in the UFO subject; the phenomenon of UFO"abduction" cases; or investigations into eyewitness re-ports of UFO sightings. Awards are made without regardto any particular theory about the source of the UFOphenomenon. Because the award was designed for the"working press," entries from UFO publications willnot be considered.The deadline for submissions is February 15, 1995.The panel will make its decision by April 1. Entriesshould be mailed to: Journalism Award, Fund for UFOResearch, P.O. Box 277, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712To receive an entry form or an information packageon the UFO subject, call Don Berliner at (703) 684-6032.PAGE 14 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 15. MUFON UFOJOURNALMllHQN.F.ORUJM^Letters toMufon UFO JournalPOSITIVE ENCOUNTERSI am writing this letter because I am fed up! Fed upwith hearing predominantly horror stories about peo-ple who have had negative experiences withExtraterrestrial Life. I am not saying that negativeexperiences dont happen. However, what about thoseof us who feel that their experiences have been posi-tive and spiritually uplifting?What about people like me? Yes,Ive initiallyexperienced shock, great shock, after seeing blood onmy pillow upon awakening in the morning, when Ihad had no cuts on my face, or nose or ear bleeding.Yes, I was exhausted and frustrated when I couldntsleep for nights on end because I had the feeling I wasbeing watched or monitored. 1 was even more horri-fied when I would awaken in the middleof the night,paralyzed, with my eyes closed, feeling electric shockwaves all over my body and strange whispering voicesin my ears, and having my throat chakra hitwith somesort of energy beam. Floatingout of my window, para-lyzed, and being unable to open my eyes was no dayat the beach either.Finally, in December 1989, after returning from thepyramids in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico andgoing to bed exhausted, I woke up to find a "Being" atthe foot of my bed. A "Being" with a form-fitting sil-ver jumpsuit, a pear-shaped head and black, wrap-around eyes. A Being that glowed in the dark.There are many days I would awaken from sleepwith marks and scars I couldnt account for, and thishas been going on for years. By now youre probablysaying. Enough already! Wheres the positive part ofthese experiences?Well, two weeks prior to this writing, I had anotherexperience where a syringe-type object was injectedinto the back of my head, behind the right ear.Again,I was paralyzed and couldnt move. Yet,since theseexperiences have occurred, my life has become moreexciting...no, not all at once, but little by little. Ican-not tell you how often people have commented onhow Iveseemed to change; how peaceful and serenemy energy is now; how my limited view ofreality hasexpanded.A certain calmness and confidence has come overme. I am more accepting of myself as well as others,more open to Life and all of its endless possibilities.My psychic abilities have been enhanced,as has myconscious connection to the planet and all that is. Inshort, I am more loving.Lets avoid Intergalactic Racism. Sure, strange-looking Beings are unsettling at first, but that doesntmean all are menacing. Lets at least try to keep anopen mind and open heart.PS: Im still having visitations and Im happier for it.—Rev. M.J. Carter, M.S.C.New York, NYROSWELL ON SHOWTIMEI would like to thank you for publishing Larry Lowesexcellent review of "Roswell" in the August issue of theMUFON UFO JOURNAL.Its an eloquent and thoughtful article, and Im happythat it was the basis of MUFONs message to its mem-bers about the film. Incidentally, our 16 share of the na-tional audience on our debut night was the second placeall-time record for a Showtime broadcast and is consid-ered very high in the business.Of particular consequence for ufology, I think, is thefact that "Roswell" occupied the entire cover of theNew York Times weekend TV supplement—unheard offor a UFO fact-based film — and received surprise ravereviews in mainstream establishment newspapers suchas the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times,both of which have had generally anti-UFO biases intheir news for many years.Im enclosing for your records some of the morepertinent press clips for MUFONs use and interest.I do have to mention, though, that of some concern tome was the number of unfortunate errors of reporting inDebbie Stocks article in your July issue, which I feltshould be called to your attention for correction. The ar-ticle gives an incorrect account of the development ofthe project because virtually all the dates are wrong—surprising to me because I thought the interview wastaped.The corrections are these. I first attempted producingRoswell in 1989,not 1983.1 did not begin this attemptprior to my daylight disc sighting (which was February25, 1987) but two years afterwards, the sighting havingpropelled me toward giving the UFO subject seriousattention.We did not have a commitment from HBO in 1983 tomake the film as reported. And it did not take six yearsto jumpstart it once HBO pulled out.Our development deal with HBO began aroundJuly of 1991 and after putting a great deal into thedevelopment, they put it into turnaround (gave it backto me) in about January of 1993.It then took sixmonths, not six years, to gain a commitment fromShowtime, which contracted for the movie in July of1993. Preproduction began by mid-September of lastyear.The point I made about the importance of theRoswell case was not that "forthe first and only time,the US Army (went) on record that they found some-thing crashed in the desert of New Mexico and theycouldnt identify it," as I was quoted. The point wasthat the military officially, for the first and only time,OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE 15
  • 16. MUFON UFO JOURNALspecifically announced the recovery of a downed fly-ing saucer, then retracted it.I do feel that these warrant correction, in the interestof maintaining the accuracy of the Journal.Additional information of note: The film will be re-leased on video by Republic Pictures. Expected time isabout February of 1995, but if we are able to obtain aplatformed theatrical release in the fall of this year, thenvideo release (and its expected December return toShowtime) will be delayed. Theatrical release is underdiscussion but is not yet certain. This would follow theprecedent set by the film "Red Rock West" (starringDennis Hopper), which was also made for cable buthad a subsequent theatrical release, even after its videosale.Again, I thank you for the special attention given tothe film and especially for the excellent article by LarryLowe in the August issue.—Paul DavidsLos Angeles. CARELIGIOUS SURVEYI am thankful to see MUFON showing wider interest inUFOs and religion, and the article by VictoriaAlexander, "The Alexander UFO Religious CrisisSurvey: The Impact of UFOs and Their Occupants onReligion" (September. 1994), is a good contribution tothis expansion. And I am thankful to see the BigelowFoundation supporting research of this type.Having said that, I could not help but notice that myname appeared frequently in her article, because, as aMUFON consultant, I have put forward views which, inMs. Alexanders opinion, are not supported by the evi-dence. She refers to many of my articles, which gener-ally put forward my view that "On the basis of my ownexperience, I know formal theology is not ready to begina dialogue concerning the meaning of UFOs—I havecalled out, and no one has answered."Ms. Alexander sent out 1000 questionnaires toProtestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish leaders, and onthe basis of the response, concludes that the vast ma-jority of religious leaders do not see UFO contact as athreat to their faith.But what do we notice about Ms. Alexanders ques-tionnaire? She never uses the term "UFO" in her survey,or "hot wire" words like "aliens." or "abductions." Howcan you claim to be doing a UFO survey if you neveruse the term UFO in your survey?Ms. Alexander comes home from a religious partywearing a NASA dress and says it is obvious to her re-ligious leaders are not afraid of UFOs at all—contrary to .what Barry Downing and others claim. This is not acreditable argument. There is not a question in the sur-vey that NASA might not have asked religious leaders.The survey was designed to be a "non-threatening"survey, and that is exactly what it is. So why be surprisedthat the majority of answers sound confident and un-afraid?The religious leaders were dealing with the science-fiction scenario of extraterrestrial contact, and theyknew it. This is shown by the way they answeredAlexanders question 7, "Scientific confirmation of con-tact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization isprobable in our lifetime." The answers were basically"No" and Hell, no." Since this was all pretend anyway,religious leaders could paint themselves, and their con-gregations, as broad-minded 20th centuryfolks with aneye turned toward a space age future. The only thing theAlexander survey proves is that religious leaders an-swered her questions the way they did. It proves nothingabout religious leaders in relation to UFOs.In 1984 I conducted a UFO survey of AmericanProtestant and Roman Catholic Seminaries—I had a26% return rate, slightly better than Ms. Alexanders.My first question was, "Do you believe it is possiblesome UFOs carry an intelligent reality from anotherworld?" 1 think people knew right away from the firstquestion, "This is a UFO survey." My third questionwas, "Have there been any formal studies of the relationbetween UFOs and Christian theology in your semi-nary classes? (For instance, has there ever been a sug-gested connection between UFOs and the biblical doc-trine of angels?)" I dont see anything in the Alexandersurvey that even comes close to dealing with the reli-gious implications of my third question. And Ms.Alexander, who has obviously read my material care-fully, knows very well how wide ranging, and revolu-tionary, the implications of this question are for theJudeo-Christian tradition.MUFON members may wonder why I sent out mysurvey in 1984, but did not publish the results until1988 in my Symposium article, "UFOs: Four Questionsfor Theological Seminaries." The answer is, I did not dothe survey for MUFON, I did it to try to invite the reli-gious and theological community to consider the theo-logical implications of UFOs—exactly what Ms.Alexander wantsus to do. After my results were written,I sent the article—just as MUFON printed it—to sevenmajor theological journals (Protestant and RomanCatholic), including one published by the seminaryfrom which I graduated. My survey article was rejectedby every publication.In discouragement, I then turnedthe article over to MUFON for publication.This does not prove the theological community isnegative aboutUFO theology. They may love UFO the-ology, but hate the way I do it. But if that were thecase, I should be seeing UFO articles appearing in thesejournals, written by those whom the editors deem com-petent. I dont see this happening. It is on this basisthat I say, "I have called out, and no one has answered."It has been a decade since my survey. Maybe therehas been an opening up of the religious community toUFO theology since my survey. But unfortunately,Ms.PAGE 16 NUMBER318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 17. MUFON UFO JOURNALAlexanders survey gives us no information about UFOsand religion.Beyond that, I reject Ms. Alexanders basic premise,which is, that religious persons have no reason to beafraid of UFO beings because "mankind could neverperceive as a threat a race of beings without genitalia."This may be true for Freud, and for Ms. Alexander, butnot for me. If UFObeings abduct me, take me on boarda UFO, strip me naked, and jab needles into me, I planto be afraid, whether these beings have genitalia or not.And I plan to beafraid for religious reasons: fear of theLord is the beginning of wisdom.—Dr. Barry H. DowningEndwell, NYROSWELLI owe Kevin Randle an apology for the tone of my crit-icism of his andDon Schmitts approach to presentingevidence and testimony on the Roswell Incident (July—not August—Journal). As for the substance of that crit-icism and the other issues I raised, I urge your readers toget out their copies of the June, July, and September is-sues, carefully reread what Kevin and I wrote, and judgefor themselves which of us has his facts straight and if thematters involved are mere "little things" or otherwise.To contribute to this consideration, I offer the fol-lowing:Re Frank Joyce: In his letter in the SeptemberJournal, Kevin states Frank Joyce told him in an un-recorded March 1989 interview he "put Brazels story onthe air" the evening of Sunday, July 6, and "he didntwant to get into trouble and lose his job" when ques-tioned about it by station owner Walt Whitmore, Sr.(This important information is not mentioned in either ofKevins books about Roswell.) When I interviewedJoyce on November 3, 1992, he told me he "caughthell" from Whitmore when the story broke on July 8 andWhitmore learned Joyce knew about it two days be-fore and did nothing with it.Re the press release: In his September letter, Kevinsays "the pseudonymous Steve MacKenzie and WalterHaul have said the press release was part of the coverstory." In fact, it is only the far from credible FrankKaufmann (AKA Steve MacKenzie) who makes thisclaim. Walter Haul has told me more than once (most re-cently on September 14, 1994) he did not have theslightest inkling the press announcement he piit outmight have been part of such a scheme. He says hethinks now it may have been, based on what he hasheard in recentyears from certain Roswell researchers.However, unlike Kaufmann, he claims no personalknowledge of this alleged deception.Re Jason Kellahin and Robin Adair. Kevin avers"Kellahin has altered his story significantly,"presumablyfrom that which he told Kevin in January, 1993.1haveviewed Kevinsvideotape of that interview, and there isno important difference in Kellahins account from whathe told me in May 1993 and later verified in a signed af-fidavit (see pp. 158-159 in my Roswell in Perspective,available for $28.00, shipping and handling included,from the Fund for UFO Research, PO Box 277, MountRainier, MD 20712). As for Adair, Kevin says I re-jected his testimony "out of hand," dismissing it in afootnote in RiP. In fact, I followed up on what Adair toldme, and it did not check out. As a matter of courtesy toa very nice old man, I chose not to detail in print whatclearly was a flight of fancy, addressing the matter withthe following end note reference: "I also interviewedRobin Adair (audiotaped personal interview, May 25,1993). He spun an interesting yarn which was so atodds with known facts (including his position and statusat AP [Associated Press] in 1947) that I believe it mustbe discounted entirely" (RiP, ch. 3, note 43, p. 99).—Karl T. PflockPlacitas, NMMORE ON RELIGIONThe September 1994 article and research reportedtherein by Victoria Alexander addresses the alleged"UFO Religious Crisis." It makes two points: 1) It as-serts that a majority of surveyed religious leaders did notview "extraterrestrial" contact as a threat to Judeo-Christian religion; 2) It also asserts that this contradictsthe previously held view by ufologists that there is sucha threat, a threat that may help explain the Governmentlid on UFOs.The purpose of this letter is to show that Assertion #2does not follow from Assertion #1 because of her survey.That is, Ms. Alexanders survey is fatally flawed both inform of its questions and its recipients. It asked anti-septic questions of ignorant recipients who would notknow enough to be afraid of a "gray" if one floatedinto their bedroom. As to the ignorance, she admits re-garding her question No. 8 that the surveyed theologians"have not been exposed" to "reported UFO contactsand alien abductions." Hence those theologians clearlyare ignorant about what is "really" going on. As to thequestions themselves, they hardly served to correct theirignorance. By her own words they were all expresslywritten to exclude "hot wire" words like "abduction,""aliens," etc. In other words, they were asked abouttheoretical contact with "extraterrestrials" in a way thatenvisions human-like starfarers landing peacefully on theWhite House lawn, asking to see the President. Ofcourse such a contact will not be perceived as a threat toreligion. But ask them about a "worst case" scenario,and you might get a different answer, one more attunedto the emotions such real contact produces.Please understand, I do not necessarily accept theview that UFO aliens, gray or otherwise, are truly athreat to organized religion. Certainly I for one did notchange my religious views as I became informed onthis subject. Nor do I see why such aliens cannot fit inOCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE 17
  • 18. MUFON UFO JOURNALconventionally, e.g., as "angels" (good, bad or other-wise).What I do feel needs to be asked of theologians is amore difficult question: "Assume that you or a loved onehas been repeatedly abducted, sexually involved with,and instructed by, nonhuman-looking aliens, the memoryof which has been gradually realized. Now do you thinksuch happenings on a wide scale are likely to be a threatto conventional religious establishments?" That is amuch different question than the ones she asked, andmore to the point. Perhaps Ms. Alexander can obtain an-other grant to ask these questions.— Dana SchmidtAssistant State DirectorRochester, NY..The UFO PR£SSSome items have arrived recently at the MUFON of-fice which we have not yet had time to review fully. Justso youll know of their existence now, though, they in-clude the following (more in-depth reviews may fol-low as time permits):The first item is a 3-volume boxed CollectorsEdition of "UFOs: The Best Evidence," produced byGeorge Knapps Alatamira Broadcast Company. Thehandsomely packaged set includes the following indi-vidual videotapes in VHS format: 1) "The Visitors"(54 minutes); 2) "Strange Encounters" (54 minutes);and 3) "The Government Coverup" (75 minutes). Thetapes cover a lot of territory and contain interviewswith most of todays more prominent ufologists.Pricing was not available at press time, but interestedparties can write for additional details to GeorgeKnapp, 577 Bonita Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104-2803. (See ad this issue.)Another new item is the National Sighting Yearbook1993, compiled by Paul Ferrughelli of the NationalSighting Research Center. Jam-packed with 45 pages ofanalyses, statistics, charts, maps and sighting summaries.The 45-page report is available directly from Paul for$10.00, which includes postage and handling. Orderfrom the National Sighting Research Center, 60 AllenDrive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Individualyearbooksfor the years 1989 through 1992 are also available at thesame price per volume.A third interesting appearing item we havent yethad time to fully peruse is Ice Falls and Angel Hair byAllan J. Manak, published by the United AerialPhenomena Agency, P.O. Box 347032, Cleveland, Ohio44134. The 57-page, illustrated report catalogs thesetwo phenomena chronologically. 1believe the price onthis one is $10.00, too.Victoria Alexander writes to say that the complete re-port on which her recent Journal article was based,The Alexander UFO Religious Crisis Survey," is avail-able to Journal readers on a first come, first served ba-sis from The Bigelow Foundation for the cost ofpostage. To request the complete 30-page report, send$1.67, preferably in the form of stamps, to the attentionof Diane Quinn, The Bigelow Foundation, 4640 SouthEastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119. MUFON greatlyappreciates Mr. Bigelow making these copies availableto our readers.Dr. VladimirRubtsov, MUFONs representative forthe Ukraine and the director of the Research Institute ofAnomalous Phenomena, writes to announce the ap-pearance of the RIAP Bulletin, two copies of whichwere enclosed. The Bulletin, published in English, willappear four times a year.Subscriptions are available in several flavors: Oneyear (4 issues) $20.00, two years (8 issues) $35, threeyears (12 issues) $50 and lifetime $100. Sample copiesare available for $4.00. Order from Gary Burgansky,RIAP-US, 1915 Seagirt Blvd., Suite 7A, Far Rockaway,NY 11691-3784. Please make checks or money orderspayable to Gary Burgansky.Both sample bulletins provided look very interestingand well translated. A subscription would be an excellentway of keeping abreast of developments in the formerSoviet Union while at the same time supporting UFO re-search abroad.October 14-16 — 2nd Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference.Pensacola Grand Hotel, Pensacola, Florida For information write toProject Awareness. P.O. Box 730, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 or call(904) 432-8888.November 5 & 6 — "The Science and Politics of UFO Research: ASymposium" at Science Museum of Minnesota Auditorium in down-town Saint Paul, MN. Group of all-star speakers. For further infor-mation and reservations call (612) 221-4742.November 12 & 13 — The First Philadelphia UFO Conference atNorth American Motor Inns, 4444 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA19131. Phone (215) 878-3100. Hosted by CIRAEP and PASCEP.For further information please write to CIRAEF, P.O. Box 1152,Glenside, PA 19038.November 27 - December 4 — 4th International UFO CongressConvention. Peppermill Oasis Resort in Mesquite, Nevada (1 hournorth of Las Vegas). For further information contact Bob Brown,4266 Broadway. Oakland, CA 94611. Tel: (510) 428-0202.PAGE 18 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
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  • 20. MUFON UFO JOURNALREADERS CLASSIFIED - Continued from Page 19rassment by military personnel as a result of the apparent down-ing of an alien craft while she was onboard. 95 mim., $29.95.AFS/Dialogue, FOB 8391, Minneapolis, MN 55408.BACK ISSUES! Hundreds of back issues of MUFON Journal,IUR, Second Look, Frontiers of Science, Fortean Times, UFOUniverse. Free list. SASE. Larry Fiander, 403 Norwood Gardens,Johnstown, PA 15905.UFOs: THE BEST EVIDENCE. Compelling new documentaryseries by award-winning journalist George Knapp. 3full-lengthvideos in boxed-set collectors edition explore abductions, muti-lations, coverup, Russian files, crop formations, more. Interviewsv, ith Vallee, Mack, Hopkins, Howe, Friedman, etc. Bonus pack-,iliO includes UFO docs & yr. subscription to UFO newsletter.NW 95 (plus 6.95 s&h), check or m.o. to UFOs, Box 2249, Dept.G. Livonia, Ml 48151, or call 1-800-575-5525.FLYING SAUCER DIGESTFree 10 different UFO maps & 5 unique UFO magazinesshowing top cases, landings, occupants, magnetic effects &much more. All this for a 5 issue $10.00 subscription toFlying Saucer Digest. The oldest privately published UFOmagazine in the world. Send to: UAPA-M, Box 347032,Cleveland, Ohio 44134.EXTRA TERRESTRIAL ALIEN JEWELRYETA jewelry line available by mail order. Bolo ties, beltbuckles, pins, pendants, cuff bracelet, earrings, etc. Madein 12 kt. gold, sterling silver & antique silver. Each withlarge, magnetic almond-shaped eyes of black onyx. For order& literature call: 1-800-242-5558.Roswell DeclarationOMNI m,i£M/ine published anexplanation <mJ a copy of "TheRoswell Declaration" in theirOctober 1994 issue and re-quested that the declaration besigned, torn out, and returned toOMNI magazine by November30, 1994. The MUFON UFOJournal initiated this proposal inthe April 1994 issue with an arti-cle by Kent Jeffrey titled Takingthe Offensive on Roswell." Todate, nearly 3,000 signed decla-rations have been returned toMUFON in Seguin, Texas, in-cluding those forwarded fromThe Fund for UFO Research.In order to give people whohave not returned a signed dec-laration previously to MUFON,OMNI or any other UFO orga-nization, an opportunityto do sohas again been provided in thismonths Journal. Either detachthe declaration from your copy ormake a xerox copy, complete thepertinent information, and mailit to MUFON. It is designedwhereby copies can be made fordistribution to your friends andcolleagues for their signaturesalso.Lets support the work initiated by Kent Jeffrey andCongressman Steven H. Schiff (R-NM) to declassifyand release government information regarding theexis-tence of UFOs or extraterrestrial intelligence.STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION1 Title of publication: MUFON UFOJOURNAL (USPS 002970) (ISSN 0270-6822)2. Date of Filing: Sept. 23, 19943. Frequencyof issue: Monthly4. Location of known office of publica-tion: 103 Oldtowne Road, Seguin,Guadalupe, Texas 78155-40995. Address of the headquarters: 103Oldtowne Road, Seguin,Texas 78155-40996. Names and complete addresses ofpublisher, editor and managing editor:Publisher: Walter H. Andrus, Jr., 103Oldtowne Road, Seguin, Texas 78155-4099Editor: Dennis W. Stacy, P.O. Box12434, SaJi Antonio, Texas 78212Managing Editor: Walter H. Andrus,Jr.,103 Oldtowne Road, Seguin, Texas 78155-4099Average No. CopiesEach Issue DuringPreceding 12MonthsA. Total No. Copies printed 5046B. Paidcirculation1. Sales through dealersand carriers, streetvendors and counter sales 02. Mail subscriptions 4659C. Total paid circulation 4659D. Free distributions by mail earner or othermeans: samples, complimentary, andother free copies 116E. Total distribution 4774F. Copies not distributed1. Office use, left over, unaccounted,spoiled after printing 2722. Returns Iron new.-. a^nts 0G.Total... " 50467. Owner: MUTUAL UFO NETWORK,INC. (MUFON), 103 Oldtowne Road,Seguin, Texas 78155-4099A Texas Nonprofit Corporation andexempt from Federal Income Tax underSeciion 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenuecode. MUFON is a publicly supported orga-nization of the type described in Section509(a)(2).TI No. 37-0990161.8. Known bondholders, mortgagees, andother security holders owning or holdingone percent or more of total amount ofbonds, mortgages or other securities: NONE9. For completion by nonprofit organiza-tions authorized to mail at special rates(DMM Section 424.12 only) No change.10. Extent and nature of circulationActual No. Copiesof Single Issue PublishedNearest to Filing Date51250.4761.4761...116.4877...2480.5125PAGE 20 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 21. MUFON UFO JOURNALROSWELL DECLARATION 1994Forty-seven years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have sig-nificant implications for all mankind. It involved the recovery by the U.S. Military of material alleged to be of ex-traterrestrial origin. The event was announced by the Army Air Force on July 8, 1947 through a press release carriedby newspapers throughout the country. Ttwas subsequentlydenied by what is now believed to be a cover story claim-ing the material was nothing more than a weather balloon. It has remained veiled in government secrecy ever since.The press release announcing the unusual event was issued by the Commander of the 509th Bomb Group atRoswell Army Air Field, Colonel William Blanchard, who later went on to become a four-star general and Vice Chiefof Staff of the United States Air Force. That the weather balloon story was a cover-up has been confirmed by indi-viduals directly involved,including the late General Thomas DuBose, who took the telephone call from Washington,D.C., ordering the cover-up. Numerous other credible military and civilian witnesses have testified that the originalpress release was correct and that the Roswell wreck.iije was of extraterrestrial origin. One such individual was MajorJesse Marcel, the Intelligence Officer of the 509ih Bomb Group and one of the first military officers at the scene.On January 12, 1994, United States Congressman Steven Schiff of Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced to thepress that he had been stonewalled by the Defense Department when requesting information on the 1947 Roswellevent on behalf of constituents and witnesses. Indicating that he was seeking further investigation into the matter,Congressman Schiff called the Defense Departments lack of response "astounding" and concluded it was apparently"another government cover-up."History has shown that unsubstantiated official assurances or denials by government are often meaningless.Nevertheless, there is a logical and straightforward way to ensure that the truth about Roswell will emerge: anExecutive Order declassifying any information regarding the existence of UFOs or extraterrestrial intelligence.Because this is a unique issue of universal concern, such an action would be appropriate and warranted. To providepositive assurance for all potential witnesses, it would need to be clearly stated and written into law. Such a measureis essentially what presidential candidate Jimmy Carter promised and then failed to deliver to the American peopleeighteen years ago in 1976.If, as is officially claimed, no information on Roswell, UFOs, or extraterrestrial intelligence is being withheld,anExecutive Order declassifyingit would be a mere formality, as there would be nothing to disclose. The Order would,however, have the positive effect of setting the record straight once and for all. Years of controversy and suspicionwould be ended, both in the eyes of the United States own citizens and in the eyes of the world.If, on the other hand, the Roswell witnesses are telling the truth and information on extraterrestrial intelligence doesexist, it is not something to which a privileged few in the United States Government should have exclusive rights. Itis knowledge of profound importance to which all people throughout the world should have an inalienable right. Itsrelease would unquestionablybe universally acknowledged as an historic act of honesty and goodwill./ support the request, as outlined above,for an Executive Order declassifying any U.S. Government informationregarding the existence of UFOs or extraterrestrial intelligence. Whether such information exists or whether it doesnot, Ifeel that the people of the world have a right to know the truth about this issue and that it is time to put an endto the controversy surrounding it.Signature Date Name (Please print)Occupation /TitleStreetCity State ZipDegrees / Credentials (If applicable)U.S. Representative (If known)Signed declarations should be sent to MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Road, Seguin, TX 78155OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER318 PAGE 21
  • 22. MUFON UFOJOURNALNOVEMBER 1994Bright Planets (Evening Sky):Mars (magnitude0.5) shifts from Cancer into Leo during themonth. The ruddy little world rises in the ENE about 10:30PM in mid-November and advances westward during thenight.Saturn (0.9). in Aquarius, stands in the SE at dusk and sets inthe W about midnight. The ringed giant resumes direct (east-ward) motion on the 9th.Bright Planets (Morning Sky):Venus (-4.4) becomes visible in the ESE dawn sky by mid-month. View its large narrow crescent phase in a smalltele-scope or even binoculars. The bright planet lies within about5° of faint orange Mercury from November 12-15. and lessthan 3° from the lunar crescent on the 30th.Mars is high in the S at dawn.Jupiter (-1.7), in Libra, does not reappear until late in themonth. At that time it rises about an hour before the Sun. re-maining very low in the ESE.Penumbra! Lunar Eclipse:On the night of November 17-18, the full moon grazes theEarths shadow. Observers across North America should no-tice a slight darkening of the Moons upper limbbeginningabout midnight. Our satellite slides deeper into the Earthslight outer shadow (penumbra), reaching mideclipse at 1:44AM EST. The Moon exits the shadow at 4:02 AM.Meteor Shower:The South Taurid meteors climax on the moonless night of the2nd-3rd, achievinga predawn rate of about 10-15 per hour.Though not numerous, the Taurids do produce some bright,slow-moving fireballs.Moon Phases:New moon—November 3First quarter—November 10Full moon—November 18Last quarter—November 26 CmThe Stars:This month places the 6 constellations of the royal family leg-end into prominence—the king and queen of Ethiopea,Cepheus and Cassiopeia, their daughter Andromeda, the seamonster Cetus, the warrior Perseus, and his flying horsePegasus. The intricate story culminates when Perseus, re-turning on Pegasus from his battle with Medusa, rescuesAndromeda from thejaws of Cetus. Perseus displays the cut-off Medusas head whose stare turns the monster to stone!Wintry Orion, Taurus, Auriga, and Gemini show up in the Eat 9PM.IN MEMORIUMJohn Magor1915-1994On September 3, 1994, Canada lost yet another ofits pioneers in the field of ufology.John Magor observed and reported on the UFOscene from his home in Duncan, British Columbia. Hewas a MUFON Field Investigator and BritishColumbias first Provincial Director for MUFON andserved in that capacity for many years. But it is for hiswriting and reportage that John was best known.John Magor was editor and publisher of the well-known journal, Canadian UFO Report, which had arun of over ten years, a landmark achievement inCanadian publishing for any type of magazine.CUFOR boasted well-known contributors and corre-spondents, and had many subscribers worldwide, andbrought countless important — and otherwise unknown— Canadian UFO cases to aglobal readership.John was also the author of three excellent books onthe UFO phenomenon. His first. Our UFO Visitors,was published in 1977, and was followed by AliensAbove. Always in 1983. Hismost recent and final workwas Pagans in My Blood, published in 1993.John Major was born in Passaic, New Jersey andheld a M.S. degree in Journalism. He was an editor forCavalcade News Magazine in England, a freelancereporter in Washington, D.C.,and British United Pressparliamentary correspondent in Ottawa. John was alsothe publisher of the newspapers Prince Rupert DailyNews and the Cowichan Leader, both in BritishColumbia. During World WarII, John served for threeyears in the Royal CanadianAir Force.John Magors contributions to the field of ufologyhave had a vast impact on research in Canada andworldwide. He will be sorely missed by his friends andcolleagues. John Magor is survived by his wife Lillian,daughter Liz, and sons Don,John and Brad. He is pre-deceased by a son, Bob.PAGE 22 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994
  • 23. MUFON UFO JOURNALsDIRECTORS MESSAGE - Continued from Page 24send Dick a "get well card" may write to him at: 4418- 39th Street, Brentwood, MD 20722.WESTERN REGION DIRECTOR VACANCYRobert J. Cribble (Seattle, WA), Western RegionalDirector, submitted his resignation effective July 25,1994. His four-year term would have normally expiredin December 1994. MUFON is now actively seekingcandidates for this prestigious position on the Boardof Directors to fill the vacancy. The Western Region iscomposed of the following mountain states: Montana,Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and all of the stateswest of these including Alaska and Hawaii. We are so-liciting individuals who have had previous MUFONleadership positions such as State Director, AssistantState Director, and State Section Director as examples.If you are interested in accepting greater leadership re-sponsibilities, please write to Walt Andrus expressingyour desire to fill this role and your qualifications. As ofthis date, only one candidate has volunteered his ser-vices.Until such time as a new Western Regional Directoris elected, all State Directors in the western region ofstates should send their completed UFO sighting re-ports directly to the Deputy Director Investigations, T.David Spencer, 6700 Woodcrest, Austin, TX 78759.DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS VACANCYThe recent resignation of Kenneth A. Wong, J.D. asDirector of Legal Affairs has created an opportunityfor one of MUFONs 32 Consultants in Law to volun-teer to fill this vacancy on the MUFON Board ofDirectors. The position is basically to head up and co-ordinate our diversified nation-wide legal staff and pro-vide legal advice to the MUFON Board of Directorsupon request. To date, we have received only one ap-plicant. Please give this opportunity your serious con-sideration. We invite interested attorneys to contactRobert H. Bletchman, J.D., 360 E. Center Street,Manchester, CT 06040-4440; telephone (203) 643-2433or Walter Andrus in Seguin, TX at (210) 379-9216.FIELD INVESTIGATORS MANUAL OUT OF PRINTThe third edition of the MUFON Field InvestigatorsManual is temporarily out-of-print. It has been removedfrom the MUFON Publications List. Work is progress-ing very well on publishingan expanded version to beidentified as the fourth edition in the near future. Pleasedo not delay conducting Field Investigator trainingclasses due to the absence of the fourth edition. Somesections or chapters of the present manual are only be-ing updated, whereas new sections on abduction inves-tigations, animal mutilations, crop circles, and poly-graph will be added. Explicit instructionson completingForm 1 and Form 2 will also be new. The expanded sec-tion on interviewingwitnesses by Dan Wright will beanother asset to the new manual.The availability date and price will be announced inthe Journal. Please do not back order the new manualsince it will be doubled in si/e. and the price has notbeen determined from the printer. We are very excitedabout the fourth edition, since it will be a state-of-the-artpublication. We are targeting late 1994 for itspublishingdate.David SpencerT. David Spencer was elected to the MUFONBoard of Directors Executive Committee to fillthe vacancy created by the untimely passing ofJerold R. Johnson. Mr. Spencer is the UFODatabase Administrator and will assume the addi-tional responsibility of Deputy Director -Investigations. David earned a bachelors degree inphysics plus post-graduate studies in physics andoperations research at Texas A&M. He took anearly retirement from I.B.M. in Austin. Texas,where he was an advisory system analyst. His pri-mary interest in the UFO phenomenon is data-base classification and statistical studies of re-ported phenomena, evidence, and involvementwith field investigation.In conjunction with Austin-MUFON. he re-cently published a training guide for instructorsteaching field investigator training classes, whichwill be made available to MUFON members tosupplement the MUFON Field InvestigatorsManual. (See page 7.)Mr. Spencer is eminently qualified to till the im-portant position of Deputy Director -Investigations. For him to be successful, he willneed the support and cooperation of MUFONsentire team of field investigators and state/provin-cial directors.OCTOBER 1994 NUMBER 318 PAGE 23
  • 24. MUFON UFO JOURNALMESSAGEJ Walter Andrus c ° " °NEWS FROM AROUND THE NETWORKNEW OFFICERSBernard Ian Dubin, M.S. (Wanchai) is our newRepresentative for Hong Kong and a Research Specialistin Civil Engineering.Mrs. June Barrow (St. Lucy) hasaccepted the position of Representative for Barbados.The new State Director for Colorado is Michael G.Curta (Aurora), who will continue temporarilyas StateSection Director for Arapahoe, Douglas, and ElbertCounties. Lulin "Lin" Simpson (Littleton) is still theAssistant State Director for Colorado. Jeffrey W. Sainio(Hartland, WI) has served as a MUFON StaffPhotoanalyst for several years, however it was not offi-cially announced because of his other titles such asAssistant State Director for SouthernWisconsin.William J. and Linda C. Murphy (Lansing, MI)are the Co-State Section Directors for Ingharn.Clinton,and Eaton Counties. Bill is also a Research SpecialistinHistory. State Director for Arkansas, Edward F. Mazurreassigned Jerome D. "Jerry" Blackburn (Little Rock)to Pulaski County and made Lee F. Clinton (LittleRock) the State Section Director for Faulkner andLonoke Counties. Ellen R. Stuart, Texas StateDirector,approved the selection of Phil M. Dolbow (Midland) forState Section Director for Midland, Martin,Andrews,and Ector Counties, and William C. Rasmussen, III(Pampa) for Gray, Carson, Hutchinson, and RobertsCounties.Other new state section directors volunteering theirservices this month were Robert J. Flathau (Cary. IL)for McHenry, Boone. and DeKalb Counties: WilliamJ.Weiss (Frederick, MD) for Frederick County; WilliamC. Parker, III (Mobile, AL) for Mobile and BaldwinCounties; Mary Margaret Zimmer, M.A. (Miami, FL)for Dade, Monroe, and Broward Counties; Dana G.Redfield (Moab, UT) for Grand County; and MorganA. Clements (Las Vegas, NV) for Clark County, re-placing Timothy Hamewka.CONSULTANTS AND RESEARCH SPECIALISTSStephen F. McCartney, M.D. (Santa Monica, CA)joins MUFON as a Consultant in Surgery. New YorkState Director, Gary Levine, Ph.D. (Kingston), has theadditional role of a Consultant in Science andTechnology. Eight new Research Specialists are lendingtheir expertise in helping to resolve the UFO phenome-non. They are: George W. K. Mukai, M.S. (Amherst.NH) in Electrical Engineering; Peggy M. Gerome,M.A. (Chaparral, NM) in Psychology; Al R. Bates.M.A. (Houston, TX) in Illustration; Michael C. Gootee,M.S. (Terre Haute, IN) in Communications; John P.Yates, M.S. (Benbrook, TX) in Counseling; Scott M.Senne, M.S. (Kansas City, MO) in Chemistry; ThomasA. Meidinger, M.S. (El Paso, TX) in Psychology;William Smart, M.S.W. (Oak Park, IL) in Social Work;and Iraja Sivadas, M.A. (Hanapepe, HI) inMathematics.FUTURE MUFON SYMPOSIUMSThe MUFON 1995 International UFO Symposium isscheduled for July 7, 8 and 9 at the Red Lion HotelSeatac in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by Washington-MUFON, Mrs. Judy Tuberg, State Director, will bethe host chairperson. MUFON-North Carolina will behosting the 1996 Symposium in Greensboro, NC onJuly 5, 6 & 7, 1996 at the Holiday Inn Four Seasons andJoseph S. Koury Convention Center. The hostcommit-tee will be headed by George Lund, Chairman, andNick Summers, Symposium Coordinator. In 1997, theannual MUFON symposium will be returning for thethird time to Michigan (Flint) having convened in theWolverine State previously in 1976 and 1986. Hosted byMichigan MUFON, Shirley A. Coyne will be theChairperson.In order to plan for the future, written bids are beingsolicited from state, province or city UFO groups for thefollowing years in specific regions of North America:1998 - Western Region; 1999 Eastern; and 2000-Central. Canada is invitedto bid on any of the openingsfrom 1998 through the year 2000. In 1982, Toronto,Ontario was the host for MUFONs annual symposium.JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION AS A CHRISTMAS GIFTIf you enjoy reading the MUFON UFO Journal, an an-nual subscription would be an ideal Christmas gift for arelative or close friend who shares an interest in theUFO enigma. Gift subscriptionscan start on the monthof your choice. A cut out subscription form has been in-cluded on page 11 in this issue of the Journal for yourconvenience. If you do not want to damage your maga-zine, a xerox copy of this portion of the page is appro-priate. A gift subscription to the worlds leading UFOmagazine will not only be appreciated, but will be ameans of cultivating UFO public education of a scien-tific nature versus the tabloid journalism existing in thesupermarkets and on television. This is an opportunitytostart filling your Christmas gift list now. Upon receipt ofa subscription order, an appropriate card will be mailedto the recipient acknowledging your thoughtful gift.RICHARD HALL RECUPERATING FROM HIP SURGERYThe Chairman of the Fund for UFO Research(FUFOR), Richard H. Hall, had hip surgery onSeptember 9, 1994 at Holy Cross Hospital in SilverSprings, Maryland. Physical therapy was started thefollowing day. He was only confined to the hospital forone week and is now recuperating at home, navigatingwith the aid of a walker. Anyone who would like toContinued on Page 23I.PAGE 24 NUMBER 318 OCTOBER 1994