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  • 1. M U T U A L U F O N E T W O R KUFO JOURNALMARCH 1994 ~f, ~ ~ N U M B E R 311 $ 3
  • 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 MUTUAL UFO NETWORK SINCE 1967LMARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 1ENTITIES: INITIAL FINDINGS, Part II Dan WrightPORTUGAL UFO CONFERENCE Joaquim FernandesTHE UFO CRASH AT ROSWELL Kevin Randle & Donald Schmitt 8MUFON ABROAD Walt Andrus 10THE BACKGROUND OFTHE GAO INVESTIGATION Fred Whiting 11CURRENT CASES Jerold R. Johnson 14THE UFO PRESS/Tfte McDaniel Report Owen R. Fonorow 15MUFON FORUM Stuart Appelle 16BEFORE YOU DEMONSTRATE Fred Whiting 18READERS CLASSIFIEDS 19THE APRIL NIGHT SKY Walter N. Webb 21CALENDAR 21DIRECTORS MESSAGE WalterAndrus 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 Network. All RightsReserved.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 by the Mutual UFONetwork, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, Texas 78155," is included.The contents of the MUFON UFO Journal are determined by the editors and 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 deductiblefor estate and gift purposes,provided they meet the applicable provisions of Sections 2055, 2106 and 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 JOURNALTHE ENTITIES:INITIAL FINDINGS OF THE ABDUCTION TRANSCRIPTION PROJECTA MUFON Special Report by Dan WrightPart IIThis is the second of a two-part report summarizing317 transcripts of hypnosis sessions and inter-views, comprising 95 separate cases, garneredfrom 13 abduction researchers.Part I addressed abduction sites; precognition ofepisodes and familiarity with certain beings; vehicletypes; transporting the subject; features and odors inside;recognition of other subjects; and descriptions of entityfeatures, their garments and locomotion.This segment describes subject restraints; alteration ofconsciousness, mind probes and other observations; the"leader of the pack"; entity voice qualities,communi-cations and human-like behaviors; devices and instru-ments used, samples taken and resulting pain: sexual andreproductive factors; and physical after-effects.SUBJECT RESTRAINTSOf the 95 cases in this study, 61% of the subjects wereconvinced they were restrained in some manner, espe-cially while lying on a table in the vehicle. Reasonablyinferred, most of the remainder felt the same effect,though not expressing it afterward.Four individualssaid they were physically strappedonto a table. In 51 cases an unseen force "paralyzed"the subject, while in 22 there was a "numbing" (or"heavy") effect, either overall or on the extremities.Certainly, there is an overlap among reports of paraly-sis and numbing, though the force applied might vary.ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESSAt some point in most abductions scenarios, the subjectsensed a change in his/her conscious state.Sixteen subjects related an out-of-body mindset —not connected to any such artificial state that some hyp-notists use to enhance a persons memories. Phrasingssuch as "aerial view," "away from my body," and"popped out" bring the point home.Sleep was induced suddenly in 23 cases. Sometimesit was onboard the craft and apparently just prior to amedical procedure. Often it was the subjects last recol-lection of the event before departure or after being re-turned to bed.The most repeated manipulation of humancon-sciousness, however, has been a drugged-like state.Subjects recall having been "dazed," "confused,""catatonic," "stunned" or "in shock" through much orall of an episode. This condition was articulated in 49cases and probably occurred in far more.WATCHING & STARINGIntent observation of the subject aboard the craft is avery common factor in abductions. David Jacobs char-acterized the element of "staring" at the subject fromvery close range as a "mindscan" procedure. (1)From a fair reading of the 317 transcripts, it is oftendifficult to ascertain whether the observation relatedwas "staring" or rather a sentrys watchful gaze from areasonable distance. Nevertheless, the attempt is made todivide this factor into "watching" and the more intrusive"staring."Half (47) of all subjects in the study indicated that oneor more beings were "watching" him/her intently atsome point. This might also have occurred in manymore cases wherein the subject was unaware of same.In 39 cases, the subject felt a close-up "staring" bya particular entity, who was always "the one incharge." In some of these — but only a relative few— the subject conveyed that the purpose was to probethe mind. Regardless of intent, it can be said withassurance that most subjects did not especially enjoythe experience.Conversely, in seven cases the subject was left alonein a room longer than momentarily. None attempted toescape.THE LEADERIn nearly a third (29) of the studys cases, a particular en-tity was identified as having a supervising role. On oc-casion, this status was accorded the one in charge ofwhat might be called an "away team" conducting the ac-tual abduction. More often, it was either a "doctor" on-board the ship who conducted extensive or intricatemedical procedures or an "old one"who oversaw theproceedings.Whatever prompted the subjects conclusion, thisbeing was clearly a "boss," And that denotes the basicnotion of rank among some — or all — groups ofalien visitors. Parenthetically, such entities in charge,likened to many human doctors and executives, wereoften found to be impatient, humorless or both.MARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 I PAGE 3
  • 4. MUFON UFO JOURNALVERBAL COMMUNICATIONTwo-thirds of these initial 95 cases in-cluded mention of verbalized, entity-to-human communication. Virtuallywithout exception, telepathy was themedium.Some subjects have related mes-sages which, they are convinced, wereconveyed in perfect English. Othershave struggled to explain receivingthe (perhaps pre-lingual) essence ofan entitys thoughts, which the subjectfilled in with nouns, verbs, adjectivesand the like.In a few prominent cases, the subjectrecalls having had a long and wide-ranging discourse with a particular be-ing. Apart from those, the content ofcommunications by abductors was quitestructured and of three basic types:pro-cedural, nonprocedural but related to the event, andpost-event related.Procedural (or instructional)communications werealways brief and directly related to the subjects com-pliance concerning a medical or other technical matterat hand. Commands such as "calm down," "dontTable 6Nonverbal CommunicationShowings (45%)Images (39%)Symbols (10%)Gestures (6%)0 5 10 15 20 25Number of Subjects Reporting the communication(from 37 cases out of 95)move" and "feed the baby" were typical and associat-ed with 26 cases.Nonprocedural mentions still concerned the eventsequence but were not directly connected to a specificprocedure. Reassurance of the subject (e.g., "itsallright" or "we wont hurt you") was by far the mostrep-etitious, offered in 35 cases. "Come with us," "stayTable 7Entity Human-like BehaviorCaring(23%)Friendliness (21%)Anger/Arguing (11%)None (detachment) (9%)Humor-Laughter (7%)Fear(6%)Surprise (5%)Pleased (5%)Confusion (3%)Threat(2%)Sadness (2%)Frustration (2%)Curiosity (2%)Violence (1%)Patience(1%)Need for Acceptance (1%)Gratitude (1%)10 15Number of Subjects Reporting the behavior(from 51 cases out of 95)PAGE 4 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994
  • 5. MUFON UFO JOURNALNosebleed(s) (37%)Scar (all areas) (34%)Headache (17%)Healing (11%)here," "time to go back" and "sleepnow," were likewise common. In total,such comments were uttered in 46cases.Post-event-related communicationswere found in 28 cases: "Forget" or"cant tell" (anyone);the opposite,"re-member" (the encounter); as well asvague instructions to perform some fu-ture "mission".VOICE QUALITYA fifth of all subjects in the study re-marked on the audible voice of one ormore beings, always entity-to-entitycommunication. Reported in six caseseach were whispering and chattering(the latter denoting a language seem-ingly without vowels). Five other sub-jects said they heard low-pitchedsounds made up of either grunts or mumbles.Importantly, though suppositions were made on oc-casion, no subject claimed to understand any remarksmade in the entities own language.NONVERBAL COMMUNICATIONNearly two out of five cases (37 in total) indicated re-ceipt of instructionsor other information in a nonlingualform. These can be divided into four categories: ges-tures, images, showings, and symbols.Gesturing was evident in just four cases. In each, abeing held its hands up or motioned to the subject in aself-evident fashion.Images — variously on a screen, in holographic form,or projected into the subjects mind — were far moreregular in the sequence of events, appearing in 28 cases.In nine of these, an animal (e.g., owl or deer) was rep-resented, especially to subjects in their childhood, ap-parently to disguise an entitys appearance at the outsetof the abduction sequence.While onboard, twelve subjects saw images of theEarth in its past or future, from dinosaurs to earth-quakes, devastated rainforests and nuclear wars.In ten cases the subject was given images of an ex-traterrestrial world — rocky desert terrains, an oddly col-ored sky, whole planets or solar systems.The category "showings," occurring in a third of allcases, denotes one or more tangible things intentionallyshown to the subject or, in a few instances, a tour of theship. The most dramatic of these involved"hybrid" in-fants — or incubators containing fetuses in gestation —as viewed by 17 subjects. In 12 cases, the subject wit-nessed hybrid (post-infant) children or adults.HUMAN-LIKE BEHAVIORAlien visitors are usually said to be stone-faced. But,contrary to the widely held idea that they are withoutTable 8Post-Event Effects2 4 6 8 10Number of Subjects Reporting the effect(from 29 cases out of 95)12 14feelings, displays of human-like emotions (positiveand/or negative) have been conveyed in over half (54%)of the studys cases.On the negative side, an entitys anger or arguing —with the subject or other entities— was displayed in 12cases. Fear of the subject was deduced in seven; frus-tration, sadness, or threatening demeanor in two caseseach; and violent behavior in one.Positive emotions were expressed in large numbers:caring, compassion or love in 25 cases; friendliness in23; humor (including laughter or joking) in eight; andpleasure in reaction to the subjects behavior in six.Ten subjects made particular mention that a "leader"maintained a stark detachment, showing no emotionwhatsoever.Table 7 details these and other behaviors.DEVICES & INSTRUMENTSFor purposes of this study, a "device" is a machine,seemingly intended for a particular medical procedure(e.g., scanning the subjects prone body). It is generallyseen attached to a wall, on a mobile cart or loweredfrom the ceiling. "Instrument," by contrast, denotes asmall, hand-held implement such as a syringe with at-tached needle.One or more devices were noticed by 46 subjects,while 44 described an instrument. Taken together, de-vices and/or instruments were present in 61% of allcases.It can safely be said that, apart from poking the sub-jects vertebrae or twisting his/her joints as part of a"check-up," nearly all medical procedures involve amachine, instrument or both. Based on only the tran-scripts, however, attempts to describe such tools or theirspecific purposes would be highly speculative.MARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 I PAGES
  • 6. MUFON UFO JOURNALSAMPLESTwelve subjects recalled that beings collected tissue orother samples. Ankles, arms, feet and the inside of themouth were scraped; nails and locks of hair wereclipped; and incisions or "scoop"-type gouges were em-ployed to remove flesh. While many more subjects mayhave been unaware of such collections due to alteredstates of consciousness, it is odd that only this smallnumber had specific memories thereof.PAINAgonizing pain is widely thought to be a standard fea-ture of CE-4 cases. Yet, in 58% of the studys cases,none was ever reported.Among the 40 cases wherein pain was a factor, noone area of the human anatomy was a standard target.The more frequent were:cranium - 13nose/sinus - 5ear- 5back/kidney - 7vagina/uterus - 12leg/knee - 11Localized pain may indicate an implant or excision.Moreover, numerous transcripts imply that small ob-jects have been implanted or tissue removed withoutanydiscomfort to the subject. Readers are cautioned not todraw unwarranted conclusions.SEXUAL/REPRODUCTIVE ELEMENTNearly half of all subjects recalled, as part of their over-all experiences, one or more events related to human re-productive systems and sexuality. These included har-vesting sperm from males and ova from females, fetusabortion, and moments of sexual orgasm.Seven adult and teenage males in the study remem-bered an apparatus placed over the genitals, followedby an immediate erection and discharge. For most, theepisode was not recalled as pleasurable. It bears men-tion that, in 30 other cases involving a male subject,no such procedure was mentioned.By contrast, among the 68 females in the study, 43recalled a gynecological or obstetric procedure. Giventhe subjects usually altered state at the time, it wouldnot be appropriate to speculate in this report on thepurposes for suchintrusions.Orgasm or lesser sexual pleasure, by either men orwomen, was a reported element in 13 cases.POST-EVENT EFFECTSAlmost one-third of the subjects reported some type ofphysical effect as a direct result of one abductionepisode or another. Nose bleeds resulted in 13 casesand scars in 12, half of those on a leg or knee. [Note:General reporting of nose bleeds and scars apart fromknown encounters have been excluded from thesetotals.]Curiously, in four cases the subject was either told byan entity or separately concluded that the beings "re-constructive surgery" had repaired some serious medicalproblem.SUMMARYIn this two-part report, an initial attempt has been madeto bring the average MUFON UFO Journal reader "up tospeed." To the author, one conclusion and some funda-mental questions are immediately evident.Conclusion: Numerous entity types have been visitingour planet with some regularity. What is not very evidentfrom the data herein, but somewhat clearer from thetranscripts per se, is that entities are grouped into two ormore types working together in the same craft, usuallywith a strict ranking of duties.QUESTIONS:1. Do grey-, white-, tan-, dark-, blue- and green-toned entities, not to mention extremely tall Nordics,have similar agendas?2. Are differences in evolutionary developmentsuggested by the number and types of digits on enti-ties hands? By their ability or inability to self-levi-tate? Between those who use "mindscan"(2) and oth-ers who do not (or cannot)?How does one justify two starkly contrastingimpressions that are firmly held by many subjectsafter multipleCE-4 episodes?• A considerable number fervently believes thevisitors exude love and compassion for them as sub-jects and all ofhumanity.• A smaller but enraged group is equally con-vinced that the intruders are fundamentallyevil.The new computer purchased jointly by MUFONand the Fund for UFO Research is the most powerfulbeast on the block. In the days (and particularly thelate nights!) ahead, it will be working overtime, assist-ing the participating researchers to sort through all thedata in ways that were never before attempted.As the first 317 transcripts begin to stretch toward athousand, and the current 95 separate cases approach300, we will be in a better position to answer thesenettlesome questions. Let us all cross our fingers thatwe have enough time left.Special thanks go to Mark Williams, systems coor-dinator for the project, who integrated the computersystem, customized its software, and created theinsightful graphics in this report. And heartfelt praiseis due the dozens of dedicated transcriptionists, with-out whom this information could never have beendeveloped.PAGE 6 NUMBERS) 1 MARCH 1994
  • 7. MUFON UFO JOURNALENDNOTLS1. David Jacobs, Secret Life: Simon & Schuster,1992.2. IbidTo broaden the project database, audiotapes aresought from others who are primarily engaged in ab-duction research. Transcriptions are without charge andthe researchers postal charges reimbursed. And ofcourse the percipients anonymity is maintained. ContactInternational Director Walter H. Andrus: 103 OldtowneRd., Seguin, Texas 78155: Telephone (210) 379-9216.Qualified persons experienced in transcription arealways invited to join the project. All expenses are re-imbursed. Those with a computer should specify themake and the wordprocessing software. Contact DanWright, 117 W. South St.. Morrice, Michigan 48857;Telephone (517(625-4880.Dan Wright is Manager of the MUFON AbductionTranscription Project. A MUFON member for 17 years,from 1987 to 1992 he served as Deputy Director incharge of investigations. He has contributed numerousar-ticles to the Journal over the years.FIRST SCIENTIFIC UFOSYMPOSIUMHELD IN PORTUGALBy Joaquim FernandesOn October 23, 1993, CNIFO (Comissao Nacional deInvestigacao do Fenomeno) conducted the first academicUFO symposium in a Portuguese university,the PortosFaculty of Arts, with all speakers representing importantscientific departments of major universities.Also presentwere people from the Meteorological Institute, theNational Defense Institute and the Portuguese Air Force.Former general-in-chief of the Portuguese Air Force,Conceicao e.Silva, contributed to the workshop discus-sions. Good press coverage acknowledged the historicalsignificance of the CNIFO symposium and emphasizedthe scientific approach to the study of UFOs.Two of the goals to be accomplished for future co-operation with government agencies were: (1) Receivingcollected data on anomalous and luminous phenomenafrom the Meteorological Institute, and (2) the principaltarget is the Air Force information division and the filesin the Portuguese Joint Staff of the Armed ForcesIntelligence Division in Lisbon. An assembled group ofdistinguished scientists from the Porto, Lisbon and VilaReal Universities signed a document establishinga pro-tocol stressing the importance of the data mentioned inthe aeronautic and military reports, similar to the break-through that Vincente-JuanBallester Olmos achieved inSpain.The symposium theme was "Unidentified Phenomena— Myth, History and Science," hosted by CNIFO withJoaquim Fernandes as moderator. (Mr. Fernandes isMUFONs Representative for Portugal.)Other speakerswere Jose Fernando Monteiro, a geologist researcher atthe Tras-os-Montes and Alto Doura University; Armindode Sousa, medieval historian from the Porto Faculty ofArts; Jose Ferreira da Silva from the Porto Faculty ofSciences; and Luis Bernardo, an optical and laser re-searcher from the same university.Of particular interest, Jose Ferreira da Silva, in hispresentation, made a close examination of Dr. Richard F.Haines data collection on aerial close encounters madeby military pilots in the MUFON 1992 InternationalUFO Symposium Proceedings. He referred to the EM ef-fects detected and asked for continuedobservation andcollection of this kind of data with high credibility andstrangeness in order to challenge this phenomenon withcurrent physics.Mr. Fernandes and CNIFO are to be congratulatedand commended for this historical and scientific break-through for the UFO phenomenon in major Portugueseuniversities and government agencies.Left to right: Jose Guerra, Joaquim Fernandes, Ribeiro da Silva, Armindo de Sousa, and Jose Fernando Monteiro.MARCH 1994 NUMBER 311 PAGE 7
  • 8. MUFON UFO JOURNALTHE UFO CRASH AT ROSWELLNew research & new witnesses result in new Roswell book. Will itfinally lay the controversy to rest?By Kevin Randle and Donald SchmittBy the time you read this our new book, The TruthAbout the UFO Crash at Roswell, should be inbookstores. Because of the vast amount of infor-mation involved, and the number of investigators whohave looked into the case, there is a large area for po-tential controversy here. We hope any controversy willbe in the nature of legitimate disagreement and not po-litically motivated. What follows is a brief, chapter bychapter summary of the books contents.The Introduction addresses the expected attack onthe book to come from those who are only interested inthe conventional wisdom about the Roswell Incident.Chapter 2, "On the Impact Site," is a comprehen-sive look at what the first people to encounter an alienspace ship found when they arrived at the crash site. It isbased on the account of numerous witnesses, many ofwhom are interviewed here for the first time. The actualcrash was witnessed by a man and his woman friend(named in the book), who not only saw the crash, but thecraft and bodies afterwards.In addition, a flaming craft was seen by Catholicnuns, William Woody, Corporal E.L. Pyles, and a groupof archaeologists in the Roswell area (who are alsonamed in the book), effectively eliminating the balloonhypothesis. The documented evidence, includinga diarypage, shows that the crash took place late on the eveningof July 4, as corroborated by the eyewitnesses.The military retrieval began on the morning of July 5.Major Edwin Easley was responsible for setting thecordon around the impact site. He, as well as other mil-itary officials, was also interviewed, providing freshinsights into the crash.Chapter 3, "Glenn Dennis and Ruben Anaya": TheRoswell mortician, Glenn Dennis, received a number ofstrange phone calls from the base asking about thepreservation of bodies. Later, he spoke to a nurse heknew who told him about the small alien creatures thatshed helped autopsy. Dennis has both first and secondhand testimony. He saw wreckage at the base, sawguards on the ambulances containing debris, and wasthreatened, more than once, by various military per-sonnel.Ruben Anaya brought the then New Mexico lieu-tenant governor, Joseph Montoya from the base to hishouse. Montoya spoke of the horrible thing that hedseen out at the base. These were the bodies of small aliencreatures. Anayas story has been corroborated by fam-ily members, including his daughter and his brother.Friends of the Anayas have also corroborated this taleabout Montoya, the small creatures that Montoya saw,and veiled threats by the FBI.PART II: DEBRISChapter 4, "Mac Brazel and the Debris Field": On themorning of July 5, 1947, Brazel found that one of hispastures was littered with metallic debris. It was strangestuff that he couldnt identify. He took a sample of it intoRoswell and was later interviewed by the military. Heldat the base for a numberof days, Brazel would never tellanyone what he learned.Chapter 5, "Sheriff George Wilcox": Alerted to some-thing strange, Wilcox responded. Althoughhe handledsome of the debris, and according to his granddaughters,had seen the alien bodies, Wilcox wanted nothing to dowith the story after the military spoke to him, espe-cially when, according to granddaughter BarbaraDugger, military officers had threatened to kill all ofthem. Her grandmother witnessed these threats made bythe military.Chapter 6, "Major Jesse Marcel and the DebrisField": As the air intelligenceofficer of the 509th BombGroup stationed at Roswell Army Air Field, Marcelwas the man sent to inspect the debris field. Althoughallhe ever saw was metallicdebris, he was convinced thathed handled pieces of a craft from another planet.Without Marcels testimony, there would have been noRoswell case.The Marcel section is based on the interviews con-ducted by Robert Pratt in 1979. It provides addi-tional details about what happened on July 6 and 7when Marcel and Counter Intelligence agent SheridanCavitt were shown the debris field by Brazel.Chapter 7, "The Press Accounts": Alerted to some-thing strange by the informationofficer of the 509th, thenewspapers and radios around the country tried to learnmore. A press conference held in General RogerRameys office in Fort Worth, Texas, answered theirquestions for the moment. Later, those answers began toweaken.Chapter 8, "The Story of the Century,July 8, 1947":On July 8, 1947 the United States Army announcedthat they had captured a flying saucer. For just overthree hours, the world waited until Brigadier GeneralRoger Ramey told waiting reporters that a mistake hadbeen made. Through the use of wire service stories andinterviews with a number of reporters who are stillalive, a minute by minute account of those few hours hasbeen reconstructed.PAGES NUMBER 31 I MARCH 1994
  • 9. MUFON UFO JOURNALChapter 9, "KGFL, Walt Whitmore and Frank Joyce":While the world waited for more information, Armyofficers in Roswell were trying desperately to shut offthe flow of data. Using intimidationand lies, they wereable to stop the reports that something unusualhad hap-pened. One of the areas attacked was radio stationKGFL. Frank Joyce, the reporter, was able to shed lighton this. Teletype messages are used to reconstruct the re-ports. Joyce, the only person who interviewed MacBrazel both before he spoke to the Army and after, pro-vided a unique insight into what happened during thosefirst few days.PART III: AFTERMATHChapter 10, "The Wright Field Connection": If there wasa crash of an alien spacecraft at Roswell, then a com-mittee to reverse-engineer it would have been created.Although the name of that committee isnt known, theirexistence is. Through eyewitness testimony, a portrait ofthat committee is presented.Brigadier General Arthur Exon, who it is nowclaimed was only speculating, provided interesting in-sight to the activities of the military at Wright Field.Exon. however, when first speaking to us, was not spec-ulating, but telling us what he had observed himselfwhile assigned at Wright Field, later at the Pentagon, andthen as the base commander at Wright-Patterson AirForce Base.Chapter 11, "The Autopsy Report": The bodies re-covered were, quite naturally, studied by a variety of ex-perts. Access to the doctors who conducted the autopsieshas been limited. Len Stringfield has provided someinteresting data and shared it. And one doctor (named inthe book) provided information about her research on thespinal cord.Chapter 12, "The Threats": The Army and the gov-ernment wanted nothing said about the crash nearRoswell. They moved quicklyto suppress the informa-tion. While the military men and women could be swornto secrecy, the civilians were another matter. A numberof them, includingGlenn Dennis, Frankie Rowe, RubenAnaya, and the family of George Wilcox explained howthey had been threatened by officials of the govern-ment. Had this been the crash of an experimental bal-loon, they might have requested those involved to re-main silent. But the threats went beyond that. GlennDennis "would be picking his bones out of the sand."Frankie Rowe was going to "be taken out into thedesert." There was nothingsubtle about the attempts tosilence the civilians, including several children.Chapter 13, "Anatomy of an Investigation": TheAssociated Press sent two representatives, JasonKellahin and Robin Adair, into the Roswell area. Theirstories have never been reviewed. Now, with their firsthand reports, and the documentation available, it is pos-sible to learn exactly how human memory works, howtwo people can tell what they believe to be the truth, andhow all of that fits into a complex whole.It is also interesting that Kellahin tells of seeing the bal-loon on the Brazel ranch, and of photographs takenthere, with military officers standing around it. Thiscould be the information needed to crack Roswell case.Chapter 14, "Twining, Project Moon Dust, andGovernment Deceit": On September 23, 1947,Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining, the commanderof the Air Materiel Command, announced that "Thephenomenon reported is something real and not vision-ary or fictitious." Twining was telling his subordinatesthat flying saucers existed. Unfortunately, in the textof that same letter, he claimed that there had been noproof "in the shape of crash recovered exhibits." An ex-amination of that letter, of the attitudes of the time, andthe circumstances of the creation of the letter provide uswith a better understanding of both those statements.The latter is coupled to a handwritten note by J. EdgarHoover which said, "...we must insist upon full access todiscs recovered." That suggests that something real wasgoing on, and a study of that tells us exactly what washappening.After Twinings suggestion for a priority investigationwas made, the government responded with ProjectMoon Dust. Documents obtained through the Freedomof Information Act reveal that Moon Dust was a realproject that was charged with the retrieval of space de-bris.Documentation now available proves that there wasalso a highly classified project that had nothing to dowith Project Blue Book and was not based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Chapter 15, "Search for the Archaeologists": BarneyBarnett suggested that archaeologists had been on theimpact site with him. For the first time those people havebeen located and their stories are incorporated into theRoswell case. First hand testimony from one of the ar-chaeologists brings this aspect of the Roswell case intosharper focus. No longer is it necessary to speculateabout them because they have been identified.The other aspect is that these people were not on thePlains of San Agustin,but were near Roswell, no morethan thirty-five or forty miles from the military base.PART IV: THE EXPLANATIONSChapter 16, "Alternative Explanation 1 — JapaneseBalloon Bombs": One researcher has claimed thatRoswell can be explained by a Japanesefugo, or balloonbomb. There is very good evidence to refute that claim,including the testimony of more than a dozen people inRoswell who were in a position to know.Chapter 17, "Alternative Explanation 2 — A V-2Rocket": There are also those who have claimed thatRoswell can be explained by the wreckage of a V-2.Overlooking the fact that many of the men at RoswellMARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 1 PAGE 9
  • 10. MUFON UFO JOURNALhad served in Europe and a few even had wreckagefrom a V-2, there is a better case to be made. Evidencecollected from the White Sands Missile Range as well asvarious archives shows that a V-2, or any other rocket,will not account for the wreckage found.Chapter 18, "Balloons, Bombs, and ExperimentalAircraft": All the other explanations for the wreckageare explored, showing that there is not a shred of evi-dence that can explain the Roswell case in mundaneterms. A careful examinationof the facts reveals littleroom for any other explanation.Chapter 19, "A Complete Examination of the Facts":Looking at the case from the point of view of a lawyerbuilding a closer argument, shows no room for any ex-planation other than extraterrestrial. By looking at asmall portion of the case, an alternative can be found.But, when all the facts are brought into play, the alter-natives fall away. The names of many of the witnesseswho handled the debris, who were on the impact site,and who helped remove the bodies from the crash siteare used for the first time.PART V: BARNEY BARNETT AND THE PLAINS OF SANAGUSTINChapter 20, "The Plains of San Agustin": For years thestory of a second crash has been circulating.Serious re-search shows that the tale can be traced to a singlesource who is long dead. Objective research shows thatnothing happened on the Plains and the stories comingfrom there have done little other than cloud the issue.This will put to rest many of those rumors.PART VI: THE TIME LINEChapter 21 is a chronological listing of the events lead-ing up to and followingthe Roswell Incident. We havealso included a number of Appendices on the MJ-12hoax, the Witnesses (a comprehensive listing brokendown into first and second hand sources) and other rel-evant documents.The Reference section contains a Glossary, Notesand Bibliography. In all, The Truth About The UFOCrash at Roswell runs to more than 350 pages.Rancile &. Schmitt are also co-authors of UFO Crash atRoswell (Avon, 1991). The Truth About the UFO Crash atRoswell ($19.95 plus $2 sikh) should now be availablefrom M. Evans, 216 E. 49th St., New York, NY, 10017.Fax: (212)486-4544.MUFON AbroadThe Mutual UFO Network-Central EuropeanSection (MUFON-CES) is made up of Germanspeaking members from the nations of Germany,Austria and Switzerland. It currently has 85 members,including 30 natural scientists, 20 engineers, 10 med-ical doctors, six journalists, and several psycholo-gists and psychiatrists, among others. TheCoordinator for MUFON-CES, and MUFONNational Director for Germany, is Illobrand vonLudwiger, a speaker at the 1993 MUFONSymposium in Richmond, VA. He has held these po-sitions since 1974. MUFON-CES is an elite group ofprofessionals in which membership is by invitationonly, comparable to VISIT in Houston, Texas,whichis composed mainly of personnel who work at thenearby Johnson Space Center.The groups collective credibility among theirEuropean scientific and media colleagues is well de-served. Having achieved this pinnacle, however,theybecame targets for skeptical UFO groups in Germanysuch as GEP, CENAP and GWUP, which are similarto our own CSICOP. They are also very sensitive tooutsiders claiming affiliation. As an example, an ar-ticle in UFO Universe, Spring 1994, stated thatMichael Hesemann was the MUFON Representativefor Germany. This is definitely not true. He is aJournal subscriber only and does not have a MUFONID card. There are a few other Journal subscribers inGermany who would like to speak for MUFON inpublic, but who are not authorized to do so.There is only one MUFON organization inGermany. Literature recently released by a Mr. Kochand Mr. Kyborg advertizinga "MUFON-Berlin" wasmisleading, even though they are members of MU-FON-CES. A new UFO institution was formed inGermany with the acronym DEGUFO, which in-cludes a subgroup,RUFON, in Hamburg. MUFON-CES is working cooperatively with these groups.MUFON-CES conducted their annual meeting inFeldkirch, Austria, on October 30, 1993, followed bytheir first regional meeting on February 5, 1994, inOttobrunn, near Munich,where 53 people were in at-tendance.Incidentally, Rolf-DieterKlein conducted a com-puter analysis of the Armary UFO photographs fromPuerto Rico, which show a disk with a jet fighternearby (promoted by Jorge Martin) to be a fake. Mr.Martin has been so informed.On February 26th, ten distinguished MUFON-CES members subscribed to the MUFON UFOJournal for 1994. This short article is an update onthe activities of MUFON-CES as faxed from Mr.von Ludwiger. It does not address any UFO photo-graph or abduction cases presently in progress, norany recent TV programs and appearances.—Walt AndrusPAGE 10 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994
  • 11. MUFON UFO JOURNALThe Background of the GAOInvestigationAn exclusive inside look at how the ongoing GAO investigaton into Roswell came into being.By Fred WhitingALBUQUERQUE (AP) — U.S. Rep.Steve Schiff savs the investigative armof Congress is looking into a well-known UFO case to determine whethera government cover-up followed the1947 crash of a mysterious object inNew Mexico. — The Associated Press;January 13, 1994It was a typical day at work in July 1992.1 was at myoffice, a trade association in the health care field,where 1 am Director of Public Relations. The phonerang, as it does frequently,and I picked up the receiver.The voice was familiar: "Hi, Fred. This is Karl Pflock.You may recall we worked together on Capitol Hill."My mind flashed back to the early 1980s, when Iwas working as a press secretary to Rep. Ray McGrath,a freshman congressman from New York. Karl at thattime was a legislative assistant to Rep. Ken Kramer ofColorado, specializing in defense issues. Karl and I hadcollaborated on the formation of the Congressional StaffSpace Group, which evolved into the CongressionalSpace Caucus, a coalition of congressmen who weresupportive of the United States space program.Karl brought me up to date on his activities since Ileft Capitol Hill in 1983 to become Executive Directorof the American Space Foundation, a citizens-support-ed pro-space lobby. Karl left the Hill in 1985 tobecome Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense forOperational Testing and Evaluation. In 1989, he wentto the BDM Corporation, where he was a strategicplanner for clients such as the Ford Motor Company,Lockheed, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Then,in 1992, he decided to abandon the Washington politi-cal/government scene to return to full-time writingand research. One of his proposed projects: unidenti-fied flying objects — specifically, the Roswell case.He said he was calling because he heard I wasinvolved in an effort to initiate a congressional inquiryinto the case.The "congressional initiative" was born in July 1990,when the Fund for UFO Research brought together tenof the witnesses for a meeting in the Washington areawith the primary investigators: Stanton Friedman, KevinRandle, and Don Schmitt. The purpose of the meetingwas to de-brief the witnesses, record their testimonyon videotape, and eventually present the evidence toCongress. At a post-conference meeting with the in-vestigators, all agreed that the goal would be to initiatecongressional hearings which could generate more wit-nesses and more evidence, hopefully resolving the mat-ter once and for all.The first task was to compile all of the relevant testi-mony into a briefing paper for a congressional audi-ence and to edit the videotaped interviews into a pre-sentable format. Then, my colleagues in Washington(primarily Don Berliner, Howard Hoffman, and RobSwiatek — all active with the Fund for UFO Research)and I began contactingcongressional offices who mighthave an interest in the case.We started with the Senate Committee onGovernmental Affairs and identified the Subcommitteeon Investigations as our most worthwhile target. Thedeputy chief counsel, John Sopko, agreed to review thebriefing paper and videotape and invited us to keep himinformed of further developments. (He later told me,"We wont be able to get into that," withoutexplainingwhy.)Then, we approached the Member of Congress whosedistrict includes Roswell, Rep. Joe Skeen (R-NM),figuring that he would have to be interested, if only be-cause many of the events occurred in his district. Hisstaff set up an appointment for us to see the congressmanin his Washington office, but an abscessed wisdom toothcaused him to back out of the meeting. Instead, we metwith his legislative assistant, Bruce Donisthorpe. Wewent over the case, and Bruce appeared to be inter-ested. He promised to review the materials we left be-hind with the congressman.To make sure the message got through, we decided toarrange for a meeting between the congressman andtwo of his constituents who were also principal wit-nesses: Walter Haut and Glenn Dennis (who, it turnedout, both knew Rep. Skeen rather well). They agreed tomake an appointment to see him in his district office.The appointment was put off for months, apparentlyby an over-zealous staff member who wanted to "pro-tect" the congressman. Finally, Walter and Glenn hadtheir meeting, and Rep. Skeen was cordial — but non-committal.However, there was progress on the staff level. BruceDonisthorpe mentioned the Roswell case (and my in-terest in it) to two staffers in the office of fellow NewMexico Congressman Steve Schiff: press secretary MikeCook and legislative director Mary Martinek. Marymentioned it to her husband, Karl Pflock; Karl in turncalled me.When Karl contacted me in July 1992, the congres-sional initiative was — as far as I was concerned —MARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 1 PAGE 1I
  • 12. MUFON UFO JOURNALdead in the water and spectacularly unsuccessful.However, my hopes brightened somewhat when Karl in-dicated that Mike Cook was interested in the Roswellcase. We agreed to get together for lunch and discuss thesituation.It also turned out Karl was more than idly interestedin matters Roswellian. As a relative newcomer to theUFO scene, I was unaware that in the 1960s, he hadbeen an active member of the National InvestigationsCommittee on Aerial Phenomena and served as chair-man of the Washington chapter. He dropped out of ac-tive involvement in the UFO field in the early 80s, butmaintained a continuing interest in the subject.Karl and Mike seemed hopeful that congressionalaction on Roswell was possible, so we agreed to col-laborate toward that end. I alerted the principal investi-gators about this new development and asked for theircooperation in getting signed affidavits from as manywitnesses as possible, as well as any other documenta-tion that would support the case.By August, Karl had arranged for a briefing withRep. Schiffs staff and Monty Tripp, the minoritycounsel to the House Government OperationsSubcommittee on GovernmentInformation, Justice andAgriculture, on which Schiff sat. We scheduled thebriefing with Stan Friedman and one of the most im-portant witnesses: Jesse Marcel, M.D., son of the baseintelligence officer who recovered a large amount ofdebris on "Mac" Brazels ranch outside Corona. (Dr.Marcel is now a physician as well as a helicopter pilotand — ironically — a certified crash investigator for theNational Guard.) As an 11-year old boy, Marcel hadhandled the debris and vividly recalled its unusual na-ture.The briefing went smoothly, and our primary audi-ence, Ms. Tripp, seemed interested. However, she re-sponded with a realistic assessment of our chances ofgetting the Congress to act on the matter, given the ex-otic nature of the subject. Later, we learned she dis-cussed the case with the director of the subcommitteestaff and the ranking member of the subcommittee, whoagreed that if Rep. Schiff wanted to devote staff re-sources to an investigation— and possibly, hearings —they had no objection.Infused with life, the congressional initiative wentinto full swing. Karl and I quickly worked out a coop-erative and productive relationship:he served as liaisonto the congressional contacts, and I attempted to do thesame with the investigators.I began work on a revised and expanded briefing pa-per, which would take into account all of the new evi-dence presented in UFO Crash at Roswell by KevinRandle and Don Schmitt and Crash at Corona by SlanFriedman and Don Berliner.Karl and I also worked together on obtaining signed— and preferably sworn — affidavits from the "new"The Director for Plans and Operations In theSecretary of Defenses congressional liaison of-fice, Col. Larry G. Shockley, reportedly told theGAO Investigator who indicated an interest inthe Roswell case, "Youve got no business gettinginto that."witnesses to include in the briefing paper, knowing thatthis would make a favorable impression on Members ofCongress, which is largely comprised of lawyers. Mostof the witnesses cheerfully complied.In addition, I launched a letter-writing campaign in aneffort to get the Pentagon on record that they were stick-ing by the "weather balloon" explanationfor the Roswelldebris. Directing letters to my congressman and senators,I asked them to find out the governments current ex-planation for the debris and to get a current explanationfor all of their actions taken.After a wearying exchange of letters, the pattern be-came clear: the Pentagon would refer the question to theNational Archives, on the grounds that all of the AirForces records from Project Blue Book were there; theArchives dutifully replied that the Blue Book files madeno mention of Roswell, and referred the matter back tothe Pentagon. The Pentagon then answered thequestionabout the debris by reciting the conclusions of ProjectBlue Book. Apparently no one wanted to answer thequestion asked! (This exercise was by no means a wasteof time, because it not only showed a pattern of evasionby the Pentagon; it also helped identify a number of po-tential congressional supporters.)By fall 1992, Rep. Schiffs staff had enough materialto present the case to him. At the same time, he beganreceiving letters from witnesses from New Mexico andelsewhere (in response to our request), asking for a con-gressional investigation. Their heartfelt letters made thepoint that this incident had intruded on their lives andwould remain a mystery until it was addressed by theCongress.Congressman Schiff decided to seek some answers.On March 11, 1993, he wrote to Defense Secretary LesAspin, asking for a written report and a full briefing byPentagon officials on the nature of the debris recov-ered outside Roswell in July 1947 and an explanation forthe governments actions taken. There was no response.He then made a second request. The DefenseDepartments congressional liaison office (which han-dles requests from the Congress) tried to "buck" thematter to the National Archives, on the grounds thatthe subject dealt with UFOs, and all of the Air ForcesUFO records from Project Blue Book were stored at theArchives. Fortunately, the congressmans staff was wiseto the ploy and insisted on a response from the DefenseSecretarys office. Finally, they got it (albeit an informalone): there "were no records" about Roswell in thePentagon.PAGE 12 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994
  • 13. MUFON UFO JOURNALCongressman Schiff is to be applauded for hispolitical courage and his determination to getanswers to the questions posed by new evidenceIn the Roswell case investigation. However, heneeds our help to get the job done.In October, Rep. Schiff decided to take the matter upwith the Comptroller General, Charles Bowsher, head ofthe General Accounting Office, which the HouseGovernment Operations Committee oversees. As amember of the committee, Rep. Schiff invited theComptroller General to his office to discuss severalmatters that he wanted the GAO to look into. One ofthem was Roswell.Bowsher said, "Weve never done anything like thisbefore. We mostly look into fiscal matters...but it soundsinteresting. Why not give us a stab at it?" Within a fewdays, Rep. Schiffs office received a call from a GAO in-vestigator specializingin military and intelligencemat-ters who said he was assigned to look into the case.The congressmans staff forwarded copies of his let-ters to Secretary Aspin and some of thedocumentationput together by Karl and me.At this writing (March 3, 1994), the GAO investiga-tion is in full swing.Initial indicationsare they have "runinto some roadblocks" from officials in the Pentagon.The Director for Plans and Operations in the Secretaryof Defenses congressional liaison office, Col. Larry G.Shockley, reportedly told the GAO investigator whoindicated an interest in the Roswell case, "Youve got nobusiness getting into that." That was exactly the wrongthing to tell the GAO, which is a creature of theCongress and is obliged to investigateany matter deal-ing with the federal government.So, there you have it. What began as a personal in-terest in the Roswell case (by Karl and me) became aprofessional interest (by Rep. Schiffs staff) and wastransformed into an official interest (by the congressmanand the GAO). The congressional inquiry into Roswellhas begun. It is the result of sincere expressions of con-cern by the witnesses, hard work by Karl and myself, alevel of cooperation by the investigatorswho providedsome useful data, and — to a certain extent — timingand luck.Congressman Schiff is to be applauded for his polit-ical courage and his determination to get answers tothe questions posed by new evidence in the Roswellcase investigation.However, he needs our help to get thejob done. Therefore, I am asking that if you supportRep. Schiffs request for a congressional inquiry:• Please write to him directly and tell him you sup-port the congressional inquiry into the Roswell case; theaddress of his District Office is 625 Silver Ave., S.W.,Suite 140, Albuquerque,NM 87102.• Please contact your own Representative andSenators and ask them to write to Rep. Schiff in supportof his efforts; send your letter to the U.S. House ofRepresentatives, Washington, DC 20515, or the U.S.Senate, Washington, DC 20510.There are cynics in the UFO community who saythis will be another useless exercise in fighting a massivegovernment cover-up. To them I would point out that thecircumstances this time are very different:(1) Unlike Project Blue Book (which was a low-level Air Force public relations exercise), this inquiry isbeing undertaken by the investigative arm of theCongress — whose members are responsible to theirconstituents.(2) Unlike previous congressional hearings on UFOs,this inquiry was initiated by a concerned, committedcongressman who is acting on behalf of his constituentsand wont take "no records" for an answer.(3) Finally, this is the first known official governmentinvestigation into the UFO subject in nearly 25 years.During that time, there have been congressional in-quiries into the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, theIran-Contra affair, reports of American POWs inSoutheast Asia, and government-sponsored experimentsinvolving administration of radioactive substances tounknowing civilians.Perhaps soon to be added to the list will be theRoswell Incident.Fred Whiting is a former broadcast journalistand Capitol Hill staffer who currently is director ofpublic relations for a major trade association. Heserves on the Board of the Fund for UFO Research.Copies of a congressional briefing paper, TheRoswell Events, and the videotape, "Recollectionsof Roswell (Part 2)," are available from the Fund forUFO Research, P.O. Box 277, Mt. Rainier, MD20712.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 Oldlowne Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-4099J>MARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 I PAGE 13
  • 14. MUFON UFOJOURNALThe following case summaries were prepared byJerold R. Johnson, MUFONs Deputy Director ofInvestigations. Unless noted, no sound, vibration, orodor was detected. All times are local. Some casesmay be dated, but are "current" in the sense thatthey are just now being processed into the MUFONsighting report database.• //; downtown Baltimore. Maty land, afirefighterwasgoing to his night job when he and a co-worker weretransfixed by aformation of four glowing objects cross-ing the sky; investigator, Bob Miller.At 5:50 p.m. on the night of 15 November, 1993.the pair had looked up to watch a propeller-type aircraftfly over when a diamond formation of pale-white "flu-orescent" ovals cut in behind the aircraft on an inter-secting path and passed astern of it. "They switchedpositions, but held the same general course. Theyseemed to cross over each other as they changed posi-tions, too close together to be airplanes." The formationflew a straight course to the southeast horizon. Thewit-nesses insisted they could not have been searchlight"spots" on the clouds. The main witness has since hadrecurrent dreams of watching these objects from high inthe air looking through some kind of propeller. Log#931216E.• "/ was swearing andscreaming while I wastiying tofilm it," said a teenager who fought with a malfunc-tioning videotape recorder as a giant triangular "some-thing" flew slowly over his house, three other familymembers, and several excited neighbors; investigator,Cheryl Powell.It was about 7:10 p.m. on 3 March, 1992 when aneighbor phoned the family and told them to getoutsideand see it. They described a dark triangle, at least amile high, that had an outline and appeared solid, withclusters of lights at each corner and at. or just aft of, thecenter. The leading-pointcluster had all white lights,while the other clusters included white, red. green, andblue steady lights. The object took six to ten minutes topass from horizon to horizon directly over the amazedspectators at Bradford, New Hampshire. Theirexcite-ment was recorded on the audio track of the tape, alongwith a sound likened to the sonar in submarine movies,but no images. Adult witnesses recalled a faint hummingor jet aircraft-like sound as well. The family dog. whichhad been barking before the sighting, quieted and ex-hibited "nervous behavior." This audio record and otheranomalous sound tapes from much older sightings arebeing studied by MUFON specialists. Log #940103E.• A female sheriffs deputy wasdriving home fromwork at 3:00 a.m. on Highway 31 north of Ft. Myers,Florida on 12 March, 1986, when she saw a large whitelight approaching just 175 feet off the ground; investi-gator, Shirley Fox."As 1 approached my turnoff to the west, I saw theobject move horizontally at the same level toward me.The object had been hovering over the pasture approx-imately 325 yards from the highway to the east. It camedirectly toward my vehicle as 1 approached my turn. Itwas at that time that I was able to see that it was not onelight but two rows of what appeared to be windows; onerow at the bottom and one row in the middle of whatseemed to be two woks put together. I could see only theoutline of the object around the lights. The sky wasquite clear. At this time I became frightened; I made myturn and sped home which was one mile from the turn.Upon turning,1looked in the rear-view mirror and sawthe glow of lightson the intersection which is not lightedby street lights. 1 saw nothingother than the glow afterI made the turn." Log #931207E.• Another woman in Montgomery, Alabama saw a"shape similar to a womans compact" the size of ahouse, with red and green lights alternating around theperimeter, just hovering over a vacant lot on 6 October,1993; investigator, Joan Scott.She was also drivinghome alone at 8:30 p.m., only12 blocks from her house, when she "looked up in thesky and to my complete amazement, there was, about50-100 yards above the ground, what I assumed to be aflying saucer. On it were several (I think four) rovingspotlights. It was close enough that I knew they also sawme and I was afraid to stop." As it did not follow herhome, she gathered the courage to go back for anotherlook and the saucer was gone. Log #931210J.B Near Slagle, Missouri a veteran rancher and hisyoung employee pulled off Highway 13 to tend some cat-tle in a pasture, over which thev observed a "brilliantblue oval shaped ring " hovering; investigators, DuaneBedell, Susan Bedell and Lisa Dusenberry.It was about 8:00 a.m. on the rainy morning ofJanuary 9. 1993, when they both saw this glowing ring,estimated at 30 feet in diameter and 2-3 feet thick, 200-300 feet above the pasture for only 10 seconds before itdisappeared "like a light switch being turned off," afterwhich they observed the cattle all running "flat out"away from that area of the pasture. The witnessesfurtherobserved that two spans of 7,600 volt power lines cross-ing the pasture were swaying up and down in an esti-mated 6-foot arc. This continued for 5-1.0 minutes de-spite there being no wind at the time. Three days later, adead calf with a bloody rectum was found in that pas-ture, and three more cows died in nearby pastures overthe next three months; causes of deaths were not deter-mined. Log #9312091.PAGE 14 NUMBER 31 1 MARCH 1994
  • 15. MUFON UFO JOURNAL• Twocollege students andhousemates were in theirNorman, Oklahoma, back yard observing the Perseidmeteor shower at 2:11 a.m. on 10 August, 1993 whenthey caught an unusual formation of lights flying over-head; investigator, Richard Seifried.It was initially two square patches of "blue-grayfluorescent" light, each flying tight formation off theothers diagonal corner, separated by less than theirwidth. No connecting structure or body could be seen.The two men ran through their house and down theirstreet to follow the lights and keep them in sight asthey flew south, at first very slowly and at about 1500feet altitude, just a block away from the UniversityofOklahoma stadium and athletic fields. They tried toidentify the lights as some type of airplane, but therewas absolute silence and no marker lights. As one ofthe witnesses was saying "no red lights," a small redlight appeared between the square panels! Reachingthe end of their street, the men saw the formation turnto the east and zip away: "The UFOs disappeared intoa vanishing point within a matter of about 10 sec-onds." Log #930823• Another pair of young menwere outfishing overnightat Horseshoe Reservoir near Cave Creek, Arizona, on 24March, 1993, when they were startled to see three sim-ilar multi-colored lighted objects "bobbing up anddown " betveen some nearby mountains; investigators,J. M. Lecakes and Bill Tice.These were triangular in profile (possibly domesdisks) with a "red bell-shaped light on top which emitteda white aura," a row of rotating (or sequentiallyflashing)blue lights across the middle, and a row of steady yellowlights across the bottom, with large white lights at eachlower corner. One object stayed only one-half mileaway while the other two were much smaller or furtheraway. "Spotlight beams" would occasionally come downout of the nearer object, sometimes in the witnesses di-rection, and one of the distant ones would disappearfor about one-half hour at a time. Initially frightened andconvinced that the objects "knew" the men were therewatching, the pair stayed awake and observed the dis-play for 5 and 1/2 hours until they vanished suddenly be-fore dawn. Log #9312011.MUFON 1993INTERNATIONAL UFOSYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS"UFOs: The Emergence of a New Science"$20 plus $ 1.50 for postage and handling.ORDER FROM:MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, TX 78155-4099JheJUEQ ERESSThe McDaniel ReportBy Stanley V. McDanielNorth Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California1993, 172 pages, illus., paper, $20.Reviewed by Owen R. FonorowDo yourself a favor. When you order The McDanielReport (and you will) order more than one copy.You will want to share this book with as many people aspossible, particularly those who have been less thantolerant of your interest in UFOs and extraterrestrial in-telligences. Although the book is not about UFOs per se,the arguments discussed regarding the artificial nature ofthe anomalous Martian land forms at Cydonia are, inessence, the last 40 years of UFOlogy in microcosm. Onone hand, have overly enthusiastic individuals with wildimaginations used pseudo-scientificmethods to erect amountain of "false" evidence in support of fantastic,sensational and sometimes paranoid claims? Or, on theother hand, could a "mountain" of data and valid scien-tific evidence somehow be overlooked and generallyignored by authoritiesin the scientific mainstream be-hind an unjustified shroud of ridicule? Regarding theMartian Monuments and UFOlogy, the questions inboth cases are the same, though the answers might bedifferent. In either case, the truth may change humanityforever.According to a short biography,Stanley V. McDanielis Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of theDepartment of Philosophy,Sonoma State University inRohnert Park, California. With a thirty year backgroundteaching philosophy at the university level, includingcourses in Logic, Critical Thinking, Philosophy ofSciences, and Ethics, he has developed an innovativemethod for teachinglogic using his own textbook, Logicand Critical Reasoning. Dr. McDaniel is the foundingvice-president of The Foundation for Critical Thinking.Dr. McDanielis quite skilled in the art of thinking andwriting clearly. And The McDaniel Report cogently an-nihilates every argument that NASA has raised againstthe possibility that the Cydonia anomalies on theplanetMars are anything more than natural formations. Afterdiscussing written spurious arguments made by ananonymous NASA author McDaniel refers to as "Mr.Q", Dr. McDanielwrites:"What is accomplished by Mr. Qs argument here isan illusion of critique, while in reality there is no sig-nificant critique at all. This procedure—to substitutean illusion of critique for substantive discussion — is thebasic characteristic of just about every NASA argu-MARCH 1994 NUMBER 311 PAGE 15
  • 16. MUFON UFO JOURNALment I have encountered in relation to the [possibly ar-tificial] land forms. What is especially disturbing aboutthis is the fact that many people, even those in importantoversight positions, appear to be willing to accept the il-lusion and to press the case no further, possibly for thesimple reason that the idea of artifacts on Mars is some-thing many just do not wish to pursue. This factor makesit especially difficult to present genuine research on thetopic and have it taken seriously."McDaniel maintains that while NASA rejected out ofhand research carried out by independent investigators,NASA had not carried out any significant research of itsown into the nature of these mysterious objects. Hisconcern seems to be less that NASA could be wrong ormight have made mistakes, but that even after being ap-prised of, and admitting to errors, the agency still dis-seminated this false and misleading information to mem-bers of Congress and the public.In the Preface the author writes: "Mr. Hoagland setforth a disconcerting picture of the current situationvis-a-vis the Martian land forms. According to his ac-count, supported by copies of letters from key individ-uals associated with NASA, NASA had no intentionof targeting these possibly artificial objects — despitethe fact that the Mars Observer spacecraft carries a so-phisticated new camera capable of achieving resolu-tions from five to thirty-sixtimes greater than the orig-inal Viking photographs. Furthermore, all photographsfrom the Mars Observer mission, except for a few se-lected by NASA for publicity purposes, were to be sub-ject to a six-month black box period due to a propri-etary contract between NASA and the camera operator— a period during which, given modern technology,any photographs taken of the objects could be altered,misfiled, or simply lost."For 17 years the space agency has maintained thatthere were Viking photographs that supportedNASAs contention that the "Face" was merely a trick oflight and shadows, although these were never shown.According to McDaniel, "As my study of the workdone by independent investigators and NASAs responseto their research continued, I became aware not only ofthe relatively high quality of the independent research,but also of glaring mistakes in the arguments used byNASA to reject this research. With each new NASAdocument I encountered, I became more and more ap-palled by the impossibly bad quality of the reasoningused. It grew more and more difficult to believe that ed-ucated scientists could engage in such faulty reasoningunless they werefollowing some sort of hidden agendaaimed at suppressing the true nature of the data." [ital-ics mine]The McDaniel Report provides basic lessons in logi-cal reasoning and should be read by every serious stu-dent of UFOlogy who wants to develop credible argu-ments in favor of the reality of UFOs. Of special interest.the book includes a description of the Fractal Analysisthat has been run and used to support the hypothesis thatthe "Face" in Cydonia is artificial. According toMcDaniel, "fractal analysis is based upon the findingthat natural terrain tends to follow the rules of fractalmathematics, while artificial objects do not. Artificialobjects tend to be mathematically deviant from the nat-ural terrain on which they lie." As an outgrowth of"Chaos" theory, fractal analysis has been used by the de-fense department to help differentiate artificial fromnatural formations on Earth during the Gulf War.Although McDaniel is careful to not suggest that thefractal analysis is "proof of the artificial nature of theanomalous Martian land forms, his arguments leave lit-tle doubt in a previously open mind.If widely disseminated, The McDaniel Report couldmake quite an impact. The devastation at NASA fromfallout due to the book is problematical. However, if inthe end the process the book begets results in estab-lishing beyond a reasonable doubt the artificial nature ofthe "Face" and "City" on Mars, then the obvious ques-tions will lead right to the heart of UFOlogy.The author is a member of the technical staff of ATfkT BellLaboratories.The McDaniel Report (ISBN 1-55643-088-4) is availabledirectly from North Atlantic Books. P.O. Box 12327.Berkeley, CA 94701, fax: (510) 644-2136, for $20 plus$2.50 p 8. h, CA residents add 8.25% tax.Letters.to Mufon UFO JournalSCIENTIFIC CREDIBILITYWhether by design or coincidence, much of theDecember 1993 issue of MUFON UFO Journal wasdevoted to criticism of the work of ufologists. BuddHopkins notes the poorly composed character of UFOinvestigators communications. Dennis Stacy criticizesufologists for taking a confrontational approach whilefocusing unnecessarily on the most controversial as-pects of the field. W. L. Garner chastises MUFON fornot adhering to the scientific method. Even the one let-ter to the editor (David Gotlib) dealt with the need formore careful and accurate reporting by MUFON con-tributors.These articles suggest an increasing concern aboutufology in general, and MUFON in particular. This con-cern is justified. As a hobby, ufology is doing just fine:but as a serious science, it is clearly at risk. Inaccuratereporting, inarticulate presentation, combative attitude.PAGE 16 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994
  • 17. MUFON UFO JOURNALspeculation that does not stem directly from availabledata, and resort to ad hominem argument, do not fosterscientific progress.As the largest, most widely read, and most visiblerepresentative of ufology, MUFON plays a central rolein this situation. It can choose to maintain its presentcourse, or it can accept the challenge implicit in Gamersarticle to seek greater compliance with MUFONs statedobjectives. Recently, MUFON acted to remove as re-gional director an individual whose activities weredeemed inconsistent with these objectives. The com-ments now appearing in the Journal suggest an aware-ness that this is not enough. Below, I offer several stepsthat MUFON may wish to consider if it chooses to ad-dress the problems now threatening ufology as a science.1) Reconsider current editorial policy and standardsfor the MUFON UFO Journal. The Journal now existsto provide an essentially free forum for the expression ofideas. As such, it takes a mostly laissezfaire approach toarticle content and style (if this is not an accurate state-ment of editorial policy, based on the observations madein the the December issue, it at least appears to be so tomany of the Journals readers). I suggest an editorial pol-icy that addresses such problems as expositional style,unfettered speculation, and the use of innuendo or gra-tuitous ad hominem argument.I am not recommending a metamorphosis into a ref-ereed professional journal, just certain editorial stan-dards in the service of effective and useful communica-tion. In most publishing forums, editorial input is acommonplace, nearly always improves article quality,and although not always appreciated, is generally con-sidered a help rather than an impediment to the expres-sion of ideas. It is also commonplace that materialswhich do not meet the publishers standards are notpublished.Admittedly, there is a certain "politically correct"appeal to the idea of letting anyone say anything theywant, anyway they want to. However, an "anythinggoes" attitudeis antitheticto the ideals of science. MU-FON may wish to consider whether it is more con-cerned with political correctness or with the advance-ment of scientific ufology.2) Use the MUFON Symposium as an opportunity toenhance the image of ufology. Far too often, MUFONsymposia are dominated by lurid tales and the latestexercises in rumor and imagination.Make the science ofufology the annual theme for all MUFON symposia.3) Curb your commentators. MUFON has too manyspokespeople who make MUFON look like anything butan organization concerned with the scientific method.Consider, for example, the following quotes appearing inthe media during the last twelve months (as reprinted bythe UFO Newsclipping Service):• "Im starting to suspect that Fox network is somehowsupporting the governments covert educational pro-gram...to help us understand the larger reality repre-sented by UFOs." (MUFON state director)• "One out of fifty Americans has been abducted byaliens...some people are abducted just to be there tocalm down another abductee." ("head of the localchapter of MUFON")• "A planet [Nibiru] carrying beings with superiortechnology will orbit the Sun near the earth sometimearound the year 2000....UFOs are scouts fromNibiru....The [inhabitants whol came to earth mil-lennia ago...domesticated humans...and have geneti-cally manipulated humans 65 times....Cattle mutila-tions [however] are probably done by the CIA."(MUFON state section director)• "There have been 47 abductions every hour in theU.S. for the last 45 years." (MUFON state director)• "In exchange for information about the movementof the space vehicles, the U.S. government promisedto allow the aliens limited access to human geneplasma...but the aliens did not keep the agreement."(MUFON "researcher")These statements would serve to undermine respectfor MUFON and scientific ufology even if they hadbeen expressed only as speculation or personal opinion.As assertions of fact, they suggest either no regard for, orno understanding of, the scientific method.MUFON has played an important role in the historyof ufology and remains in a uniqueposition to influenceits future direction. I believe it can help steer ufologyalong a more scientifically founded course without sac-rificing its fundamental character as an organizationcommitted to the open exchange of ideas. But this willrequire more than simply endorsing the goals of scien-tific ufology. It will require a deliberate decision to re-pudiate, condemn and withhold support for publica-tions, comments and activities that are inconsistent withthese goals. I encourage MUFON to consider such a de-cision.Respectfully yours,—Stuart Appelle, Ph.DChairperson, Dept. of PsychologyMUFON ConsultantIf you would like to see your comments appear in theMUFON Forum, please write the editor, Dennis Stacy,at Box 12434, San Antonio, Texas, 78212. All submis-sions are subject to editing and space considerations.MARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 1 PAGE 17
  • 18. MUFON UFO JOURNALPlanned demonstrationsOperation Right to Know (ORTK) has several springmarches planned:On Tuesday, April 12, at noon, protesters will gatherat the office of U.S. Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia.Call (912) 377-7098 for additional information.On Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m., marchers will meet atthe California offices of Senator Barbara Boxer. (310)396-0688.On May 23, Monday at noon, a Pentagon protest isscheduled. (202)232-2410.According to the sponsors, "a dress code will be ob-served at all three marches. No UFO costuming will beallowed — no T-shirts, hats, masks or other parapher-nalia which might lead to press ridicule will be permit-ted."BEFORE YOU DEMONSTRATE...By Fred WhitingOperation Right to Know has asked me to providesuggestions on alternatives to public demonstra-tions as a means of forcing the government to release itsUFO data. The following suggestions are based onnearly 25 years of experience as a broadcast journalist,Capitol Hill staffer, and public relations executive, andalmost 15 years of active involvement in the UFO field.Lets all agree that there is a cover-up of informationabout UFOs by the federal government. Lets also agreethat theres no such thing as "THE government," in thesense of a creature which speaks with one voice andknows what both the right hand and the left are doing. Infact, the government is a disparate collection of com-peting agencies, each with its own agenda — influ-enced in part by political appointees who last for a shorttime, and a bureaucracy which seems to hang on forever.What we may not be able to agree on who is respon-sible for the cover-up and how to go about ending it. Butconsider the following:There are two possible allies in this battle: Congressand the media. Congress, because it holds the pursestrings of all federal agencies; the media, because theyinfluence public opinion, which drives the Congress.Treating these potential allies as if they were the en-emy is self-defeating. Picketing the office of a Memberof Congress only alienates the Congressman and hisstaff. Berating a reporter for writing what you perceiveto be a negative story about the UFO subject or its ad-herents does not encourage the reporter to correct her"mistakes"; nor is it likely to result in a more favorablearticle the next time around.Therefore, it is necessary to work with — not against— the Congress and the media in our attempt to solvethe UFO mystery. We must play the game according totheir rules.So what are their rules?Members of Congress are responsible to their con-stituents. With few exceptions, they will take actiononly if they think it is politically safe to do so. They livein fear of doing or saying something that will comeback to haunt them at the next election. They are par-ticularly fearful of ridicule, because there is no defenseagainst it.On very controversial issues, Members of Congresstry to avoid taking sides, because that means they alien-ate a voter for every one they please. Therefore, they areopen to suggestions of a government cover-up, as longas no one thinks they "believe" in UFOs.The media, likewise, are very self-conscious abouttheir reputations. Reporters write stories primarily fortheir editors and their peers, not their readers; few jour-nalists want anyone to think they take "kooky" sub-jects like UFOs seriously. Although they like to exploitextremists on both sides of an issue, they think of them-selves as neutral, so as to avoid the appearance of "tak-ing sides." However, they, too, are more aware thanever of governmental abuse and secrecy.What both the Congress and the media need is con-crete evidence of a government cover-up. They need tobe educated about the UFO subject. They need to knowabout the thousands of pages of government documentsreleased under the Freedom of Information Act that in-dicate the military and other federal agencies have takenUFO reports quite seriously. They need to know aboutthe thousands of credible witnesses who have reportedunconventional aerial craft which defy the laws ofphysics as we know them. They need to know about themany scientists and other professionals who are ac-tively involved in UFO investigations. In short, theyneed facts — not allegations.Therefore, before you consider conducting a demon-stration in front of the office of a Member of the Houseor the Senate, the Pentagon, or a newspaper, I suggestyou do the following:(1) Write a sincere, articulate letter to your congres-sional representatives about why you think the UFOsubject is important and what they can do about it. Bespecific: "End the cover-up!" will fall on deaf ears, be-cause the congressional staffer who is assigned to an-swer your letter knows nothing about a cover-up andwouldnt have the slightest idea how to end it, even ifshe wanted to.(2) Offer to conduct a briefing for the congressman orsenator in their district office closest to you. Bring acredible witness to a UFO sighting.Prepare a summary ofthe history of the governments involvementin the UFOphenomenon. Seek to convince the Member or staffer thatPAGE 18 NUMBER 311Continued on Page 20MARCH 1994
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  • 20. MUFON UFO JOURNALDEMONSTRATE - Continued from Page 18there is a cover-up of information — not that UFOs arenecessarily extraterrestrial spacecraft. Ask them to com-municate your concerns to the chairman and rankingmember of the appropriate congressional committee.(3) Offer to conduct the same kind of briefing to theeditorial board of your major daily newspaper. Identifya reporter with whom you can establish a relationship.Provide her with copies of government documents; in-troduce him to witnesses; involve them in youractivities.In short, give the media the kind of credible informationthey need to write a story about the UFO subject thatwill pass the scrutiny of their editors.(4) Finally, if you must conduct a public demon-stration, make it an event which will produce positivenews coverage. Bring forth your credible witnesses andinvestigators with impeccable credentials. Give youraudience substance, not slogans.In short, before you consider conducting a demon-stration, ask yourself: What do you want to accomplish?Are you really trying to get the government todivulge itsUFO secrets, or are you just trying to get publicity?Granted, these suggestions involve planning, coordi-nation, and hard work. Its a lot easier to pick up a signand march around a public building. But who said thiswas supposed to be easy?The author is on the National Board of Directors of theFund for UFO Research.UFO ENIGMAMUSEUMJohn A. Price, owner and curator of the Outa LimitsUFO Enigma Museum at 6108South Main Street in Roswell,New Mexico, is proud to an-nounce that it is expanding its fa-cilities by an additional 2200square feet. Located at the basegate to the former Roswell ArmyAir Field, the increased area hasprovided space for many new ex-hibits, making it one of the largestand most prestigious UFO mu-seums in the United States.They will be celebrating theirsecond anniversary with an openhouse on March 26th whenKevin D. Randle and Donald R.Schmitt are in Roswell for a pressconference, announcing the re-More ClassifiedsWANTED: USED BOOKS, magazines, videos, sightingreports, etc. . .anything on UFOs. Send list and asking price.Free general membership to unique UFO organization, mem-ber supported by donations or UFO related materials formembership use. Send #10 SASE to UFOB1A. PO Box 1494,Plaistow; NH 03865.PHOENIX NEWSLETTER. Winter issue now available.Latest news within ufology, Fortean and other related fields.Tell us your most frightening truth, were listening. Publishedquarterly. Send SASE for info. Sample copy $4. One year sub-scription $15. Be there when the Phoenix rises. PO Box 209,Woodbridge VA 22194-0209.41" ALIEN FULL FRONT wall hanging sculpture, cast inresin & fiberglass reinforced. Wall hanging UFO SET reliefsculptures, cast in resin. 8 1/2" plaster Alien Bust. Write toTAYLOR STUDIO, 7307 Beaty Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN46809.Your ad can appear here, too. 50 words for $15 per issue. Sendad copy and check or M. O. payable to MUFON to DennisStacy, Box 12434, San AntonioTX 78212. Ask about bold boxrates.lease of their new book Tfie Truth About The UFO Crashat Roswell.Mr. Price would like to take this opportunity to thankall of the people in the UFO research community, thenews media, his family and friends for making his dreamof a UFO museum a reality. A special thanks isextendedto his wife. Sherron, and daughter,Michelle; Clifford E.Stone, researcher; John Tilley, historian; Bob Dennis;Ralph Heick; Andy Barney, and Anthony Lucero. MU-FON has been privileged to contribute a small part to thesuccess of the museum and plans to do more.I personally recommend that visitorsto Roswell, NMowe it to themselvesto visit both museumsbecause theycomplement each other.— Walt AndrusOuta Limits UFO Enigma MuseumPAGE 20 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994
  • 21. MUFON UFO JOURNALApril 1994Bright Planets (Evening Sky):Venus (magnitude -3.9) becomesquite noticeable now in theW at dusk, not setting until about 9:30 PM daylight time inmid-April and about 10 PM at months end. This dazzlingplanet neighbor of ours pairs up with the lunar crescent on the12th; Venus will hang very close below the Moon after sunset.By the next evening, the Moon will have moved 1 1° above theplanet, still presenting a beautiful sight.Jupiter, in Libra, rises in the ESE about 8:30 PM in mid-month and proceeds across the southern sky.On the night ofApril 25-26, the gas giant lies only 3° above the full Moon.Jupiter arrives at opposition (exactly opposite the Sun) on the30lh, shining at magnitude -2.5 and remaining visible allnight.Bright Planets (Morning Sky):Mars ( 1.2), in Pisces, rises less than an hour before sunrise andremains difficult to see low in the E.Jupiter sets in the WSW by sunrise.Saturn ( 1.1 ), in Aquarius, gradually improves its position butstill is difficult very low in the ESE at dawn. The crescentMoon lies above the planet on April 7.Meteor Shower:Radiating from a point SW of Vega in the constellation Lyra,the Lyrid meteors must contend with a bright gibbous Moonthis year on the maximum night of the 2lst-22nd. The heav-ens, however, will be dark for about half an hour just beforeand after 4 AM. Though Hashing across the sky at a rate ofonly about 15 per hour, the Lyrids white-hot brilliance andoccasional lasting glowing wakes make up somewhat fortheir paucity.Moon Phases:Last quarter—April 2New moon—April 10First quarter—April 18Full moon—April 25(Nearest Moon of 1994. Extra high tides.)The Stars:The spring sky symbol Leo the Lion crosses the celestialmeridian high in the S during midevening in mid-April. Lookfor his prominent curved head and mane formed by tile Sickle.and his heart, the star Regulus. Leo separates the spring starpatterns behind it to the E from the waning winter constella-tions to the W.To the left of the lions tail (the star Denebola),look for thewig of Queen Berenices long hair—a wedge-shaped loosecluster of some two dozen stars called Coma Berenices.According to legend, the Queen of Egypt, Berenice (a realhis-torical figure), vowed to cut off her hair and dedicate it to thegoddess of beauty if her husband returned safely from battle.This she did and as a reward for the deed, the gods placed thequeens tresses among the stars.If you have a clear southern horizon, this is a good time to tryto trace the outline of the largest and one of the faintest con-stellations in the sky,Hydra the Sea Serpent. Its head, a circletof stars, can be found below Cancer in the SW (midevening).The serpent then winds its way eastward below Leo, Craterthe Cup, Corvus the Crow, and ends beneath Virgo in the SE.Hydras brightest star is a barely conspicuous 2nd-magni-tude orange object, Alphard ("solitary one") located to thelower right of Regulus.March 26-27 — San Diego, CA, Hotel Del Coronado. "Is ThereHard Evidence for Extraterrestrial Visitations" Call (417) 882-6847or write TRIAD Research Conferences, 4033 S. Belvedere.Springfield. MO 65807.April 1-3 — Sixth Annual Ozark UFO Conference at Inn of theOzarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. For information write to OzarkUFO Conference, Route 1, Box 220 Plumerville, AR 72127-9737 orcall (501) 354-2558.April 8-10 —The 5th UFO, ET. Alien & Abduction Congress.Angelonis Cedar Garden Restaurant & Conference Center, Route33, Mercerville, New Jersey (near Trenton) For information write toPat J Marcattilio, 138 Redfern St.. Trenton. NJ 08610 or call 1-609-888-1358.April 22-24 — "Exploring Unexplained Phenomena #6." TheNebraska Center, Lincoln, Nebraska. For information call (402) 421-1701 or write Fortean Research Center, Box 94627, Lincoln, NE68509.April 28 to May 1 — TREAT VI. Virginia Beach Resort Hotel,Virginia Beach, VA 23451. For information contact TREAT head-quarters, 615 Broadway, Hastmgs-on-Hudson, NY 10706 or call(914)693-3081.May 20-22 — Tampa UFO Convention, Holiday Inn, Tampa, FLInternational Airport. For information call (904) 432-8888 or writeProject Awareness P.O. Box 730, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562.June 23-25 — 15th Rocky Mountain Conference on UFOinvestigation, University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. For informationcall (307) 766-2124 or 1-800-448-7801 or write to P.O. Box 3972,Laramie, WY 82071-3972.July 8, 9 & 10 — MUFON 1994 international UFO Symposium,Hyatt Regency Hotel, Austin, Texas. Theme: "UFOLOGY: AHistorical Perspective." For details see Directors Message in thisissue of the Journal and enclosed Registration Form.September 16-17 — 31st Annual UFO Conference, Radisson Innnear Cleveland, Ohio Airport. For information write to UAPA, P.O.Box 347032, Cleveland, OH 44134 or call (216) 826-1357.October 8-9 — "The UFO Experience" - Holiday Inn, North Haven,Connecticut. For information contact Omega Communications, P.O.Box 2051MJ, Cheshire, CT 06410-5051, U.S.A.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) 432-8888MARCH 1994 NUMBER 3I1 PAGE 21
  • 22. MUFON UFO JOURNALDIRECTORS MESSAGE - Continued from Page 23Coynes term: Walter L. "Barney"Garner (LA),John C. "Jack"Kasher (NE), and William E. "Bill"Jones (OH).An election will be conducted among themembers in the Central Region of States, consistingof MI, OH, IN, KY, TN, AL, MS, WI, IL, MN, IA,MO, AR, LA, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK and TX. A ballotwill be inserted into the April 1994 issue of theMUFON UFO Journal, whereby everyone in theCentral Region may vote for their choice to fill thisprestigious position as their elected representative onthe Board of Directors.UFO CRASH/RETRIEVALS - STATUS REPORTVIILeonard H. Stringfield hasjust released his latest mono-graph UFO Crash/Retrievals: Search for Proof in aHall of Mirrors, Status Report VII ( 67 pages).Privatelypublished (February 1994). This booklet is a successorto his previous monographs or published paperswhichwere:1. Retrievals of the Third Kind: A Case Study ofAlleged UFO occupants in Military Custody(MUFON 1978Symposium Proceedings).2. UFO Crash/Retrieval Syndrome: Status ReportII. (Published by MUFON, 1980)(37 pages).3. UFO Crash/Retrievals: Amassing the Evidence(53 pages). Privately published(June 1982).4. The Fatal Encounter at Ft. Dix-McGuire:A CaseStudy: Status Report IV (MUFON 1985 SymposiumProceedings).5. UFO Crash/Retrievals: Is the Coverup LidLifting? Status Report V. Published in MUFON UFOJournal, January 1989, and February 1989.6. UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum,Status Report VI (142 pages). Privatelypublished(July 1991).Most of the above publications may be purchasedfrom MUFON where listed on our PublicationsList.Currently, UFO Crash/Retrievals: Search for Proofin a Hall of Mirrors, Status Report VII may bepur-chased from Leonard H. Stringfield, 4412 GroveAvenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 for $16.50, whichincludes postage andhandling.NATIONAL UFO INFORMATIONWEEKVirginia M. Tilly, Director of Public Education, hasannounced that the National UFO Information Weekhas been scheduled for August 13 through 21, 1994,which includes two weekends. Now is the time tostart preparing exhibits, information literature hand-outs, closed circuit TV of UFO video tapes andspecifically making reservations at local shoppingmalls and libraries. This is an ideal event to educatethe public to the UFO phenomenon and its implica-tions to the scientific future of the world.RON JOHNSONS NEW ADDRESSDeputy Director for Investigations, Jerold "Ron"Johnson recently moved to 11105 Scotland Well,Austin, TX 78750-3607. Original copies of all UFOsighting reports are to be routed in the following man-ner: (1) To the State/Provincial Director for his/her re-view for completeness; (2) To the appropriate RegionalDirector or Canadian National Director, and (3) To RonJohnson at the above address for his final disposition.After Mr. Johnson has thoroughlyreviewed the reports,they are submitted to Dave Spencer for computer entry.Upon completion of Daves work Ron Johnsondeliversthe original reports to the MUFON headquarters per-manent file in Seguin, Texas. (Normally,the prime in-vestigator will make a copy for his/her file before for-warding the report to the State/ProvincialDirector.)UNITED NATIONSVIDEOOn 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 CommunicationLinkAustralia — U.S. — Canada— South AfricaData No. 512-556-2524 8 - N - 1 UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE vThe UFO Newsclipping Service will keep you informed ofall the latest United States and World-Wide UFO reports (i.e.,little known photographic cases, close encounters and landingreports, occupant cases) and all other UFO reports, many ofwhich are carried only in small town and foreign newspapers.Our UFO Newsclipping Service issues are 20-page month-ly reports, reproduced by photo-offset, containing the latestUnited States and Canadian UFO newsclippings, with our for-eign section carrying the latest British, Australian, NewZealand and other foreign press reports. Also included is a 3-5page section of "Fortean" clippings (i.e., Bigfoot and other"monster" reports). Let us keep you informed of the latest hap-penings in the UFO and Fortean fields.For subscription information and sample pages from ourservice, write today to:UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE . Route 1 - Box 220 • Plumerville, Arkansas 72127 fPAGE 22 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994
  • 23. MUFON UFO JOURNALDIRECTORS MESSAGE - Continued from Page2478733, or calling (512) 263-5211 if there is a ques-tion. Registration forms are enclosed with the March1994 issue of the Journal for the convenience of allmembers/readers. A reception will be held from 6-9p.m. on Friday, July 8, 1994, at $10 per person forfood with a cash bar. Musical entertainment will beprovided for your enjoyment. The tentative scheduleof speakers will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 9.and adjourn at 7:30 p.m. after the Q. & A. PanelDiscussion on Sunday, July 10. The last speaker onSunday will finish at 5:30 p.m.The host committee heads for the MUFON 1994UFO Symposium are: Ellen R. Stuart, HostChairperson; Monte Stuart, Treasurer; S. Miles Lewis.Audio-Visual; Andy and Victoria Abercrombie.Hospitality; Bobby MacPherson, Contact person;Monte Stuart, Transportation; Lemoine Pitman,Registration, Joe Juliano and Sherry Lee, Publicity:Ed Surma, Master of Ceremony; and Ed Newsom.Sales andExhibits.Registrations made after June 25th will be $60 forthe entire symposium. Individual sessions will beavailable for $10 per person except Saturday eveningwhich will be $15. Take advantage of the advanceprice by making your registration as early as feasible.We look forward to meeting all of you at MUFONsSilver AnniversarySymposium in the Lone Star State.American Airlines has been contracted to be the offi-cial carrier — Star File #S0974UG. Attendees or theirtravel agents can call the American Airlines MeetingServices Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for reservations.American will discount their lowest fare by 5%. (Besure to give the Star File number.)MUFON ANNUAL AWARDEach year MUFON honors a person in Ufology whotheir colleagues select for having made the most out-standing contribution to the scientific advancementofthe UFO phenomenon during the past five years. Thedistinguished recipient will be presented with an en-graved plaque and monetary award of $500 from MU-FON. Ballots were enclosed with the February 1994issue of the Journal for-your convenience and vote.The candidates are Edith Fiore (CA), John Ford(NY), Stanton Friedman (NB, Canada), CynthiaHind (Zimbabwe, Africa), Budd Hopkins (NY),Linda M. Howe (PA), Pat Marcattilo (NJ), DennisStacy (TX), Leonard Stringfield (OH), DorisUpchurch (TX), and Donald M. Ware (FL).Please remove the orange ballot from the February1994 Journal, vote for the candidate of your choice,sign and date the ballot, and return by mail to: MU-FON, 1O3 Oldtowne Road, Seguin, Texas 78155,U.S.A., before May 1, 1994. If MUFON is tocontinuethis annual award, it is imperative that a significantnumber of our total membership actively vote.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 publishing an 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 new. Explicit instructions on completingForm 1and Form 2 will also be new. An expanded sec-tion on interviewing witnessesby Dan Wright will be anasset to the new manual.The availability date and price will be announcedinthe Journal. Please do not back order the newmanual,since it will be doubled in size and the price has notbeen determined from the printer. We are excitedaboutthe fourth edition, since it will be a state-of-the-art pub-lication.UFO SLIDESETOnly eleven sets of the MUFON 35mm introductoryUFO slide shows are still available at $20 per set ac-cording to John W. Komar, 1510 1st Avenue. North,St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Presently,there are no plansto reproduce this 20-slide set, so please order immedi-ately. Your check made payableto MUFON will be re-turned by John after the eleven sets are sold.DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS RESIGNSIt is with deep regret that MUFON accepts the resigna-tion of Kenneth A. Wong, J.D. (Costa Mesa, CA) asDirector of Legal Affairs on the MUFON Board ofDirectors after three years of dedicated volunteerlegalservice. Mr. Wong has directed MUFONs legal staff ofover 30 attorneys. A search will be initiated immedi-ately to seek a replacement.Your International Directorwould be very receptive to inquiries from any of our le-gal staff who would be interested in filling this impor-tant post. The Board of Directors is going to miss Mr.Wongs intuitive judgment and legal advice, especiallyat the annual board meetings.CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR ELECTIONAfter making a miraculous recovery from a serious ill-ness and being reelected to the Board of Directors,Shirley A. Coyne has advised that the health of herhusband, George R. Coyne, has deteriorated to thepoint where he cannot adequately fulfill his responsi-bilities as the Central Regional Director. We extendour prayers to George during his hospital confine-ment. The following three State Directors have agreedto be candidates for the remaining three years of Mr.MARCH 1994 NUMBER 31 1Continued on Page 22PAGE 23
  • 24. MUFON UFO JOURNALDlRECTDR1S.MESSAGEWalter Andrus 0 ° 1l 6NEWS FROM AROUND THE NETWORKNEW OFFICERSThe new Representativefor Israel is Miss Ofra Ben-Shetrit, B.A. (Givatayim) who is a photographer andinvolved with film and TV productions. Richard F.Thieme, M. Divinity (Fox Point) has been promoted toWisconsin State Director, replacing Jeffrey W. Sainio(Hartland) who becomes the Assistant State Directorfor Southern Wisconsin. Mr. Sainio will thus have moretime to devote to photo analysiswhich is his prime spe-cialty. Lee G. McDermott (Appleton) continues asAssistant State Director for Northern Wisconsin.National Director for Argentina,Juan Eduardo Failla,has appointed Eduardo Luis Grosso (San Fernando) tobe the Assistant State Director for Buenos Aires.Concurrent with MUFONs growth, the followingnew State Section Directors were selected: Mr. JackieW. Strickland (Dallas, GA) for Paulding and DouglasCounties; Richard G. Hendricks (Seguin, TX) forGuadalupe and Wilson Counties; Phillip F. Young,M.A. (Davenport, IA) for Scott, Muscatine and CedarCounties; Helen J. Wigg, M.B.A. (Reeds Spring, Mo)for Stone, Taney and Ozark Counties; John T. Smith,M.S. (Fort Walton Beach, FL) for Okaloosa and WaltonCounties; Matthew A. Bentley (Laramie, WY) forLaramie, Albany, Platte and Goshen Counties: andGlenn E. Palmier! (Staten Island. NY) for RichmondCounty.CONSULTANTS AND RESEARCH SPECIALISTSNew Consultants volunteering this past month were:Mervyn D. Wlllard. M.D. (El Paso, TX) inMedicine;James H. Arant, M.D. (Madison, WI) in Medicine;Joseph A. Resnick. Ph.D. (Natrona Heights, PA) inEnvironmental Engineering: Buford Hall, M.D.(Pittsboro, NC) in Medicine; Roberta L. Fennig, D.O.(El Paso, TX) in Osteopathic Medicine: Charles E.Brady, D.D.S. (Pueblo, CO) in Dental Surgery; RogerK. Leir, D.P.M. (Westlake, CA) in Podiatric Medicine;Barry N. Lutsky, Ph.D. (Neshanic. NJ) inBiochemistry; Pamela L. Blake, Ph.D. (Seattle, WA)inGeology/Geophysics; and Kenneth M. Kays, M.D.(Moberly, MO) in Radiology.The following individuals became new ResearchSpecialists: Laurie Saputo, M.S. (Sarasota, FL) inCounseling Psychology; Alan C. Holt, M.S.(Centreville, VA) in Astrophysics; Carol S. Klaus,M.L.S. (Harmony, PA) in Library Science; Loretta M.Baskys, M.A. (Marstons Mills, MA), in Psychology;Patricia A. Donahue, M.A. (Vancouver, BC) inCounseling Psychology; and Cynthia E. Siegel, M.A.(Citrus Heights, CA) in Counseling (Hypnotherapy).NEW HAMPSHIRE TOP STATEIn the January 1994 issue of the Journal, it was report-ed that Delaware had the highest percentage of MU-FON members versus population at .006%. PeterGeremia, New Hampshire State Director, pointed outthat his state registered a .0071%, making it numberone.Mr. Geremia and his Assistant State Director, WalterFriesendorf, probably achieved this favorable positiondue to their annual UFO conferences. Your Directorextends his apology to Petes outstandingteam in NewHampshire.MUFON 1994 SYMPOSIUMThe theme for the MUFON 1994 International UFOSymposium is "UFOLOGY: A Historical Perspective,"commemorating MUFONs 25th anniversaryand sym-posia. It will be hosted by Texas MUFON at the HyattRegency Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, on July 8, 9,and 10.Ellen R. Stuart, State Director, is serving as thehost chairperson. Special events are being planned tocelebrate MUFONs silveranniversary.Several of the speakers will reminisce by relatingfirsthand the history of the prevailing UFO groupstwenty-five years ago. They are James A. Harder,Ph.D. (APRO), Richard H. Hall (NICAP), and John F.Schuessler (MUFON). Other confirmed speakers areRobert O. Dean (Military); George Wingfield (CropCircles: Is There a UFO Connection?); George Knapp(Russian UFO Files); Rev. Barry H. Downing, Ph.D.,(UFOs and Religion: Of Things Visible and Invisible);Michael Lindeman, (Human-Alien Contact as a"Meta-Lever of History."): Yvonne Smith (Anatomyof an Abduction); Karla Turner, Ph.D. (Expanding theParameters of the Alien-Human AbductionAgenda);Vladimir Rubtsov, Ph.D. (Alien Contacts andAbduction Experiences: A Look from the C.I.S.);Richard F. Haines, Ph.D. (Insights From StudyingGroups of UFOs); and John C. Kasher, Ph.D.(Scientific Analysis of UFOs Appearing on NASAVideotape).Start making your summer plans now to attend theMUFON 1994 UFO Symposium in Austin, Texas. Ablock of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt RegencyAustin Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX78704, for the nights of July 7 through 10, 1994, for aspecial rate of a single or double occupancy at $72 pernight plus $10 for each additional person. Please makeyour reservations directly with the hotel at telephone(512) 477-1234, FAX: (512) 480-2069 or writing to thehotel. Be sure to advise that you are attending the MU-FON 1994 UFO Symposium to obtain the special rate.Advance registrations for the symposium are nowbeing accepted for $50 for all sessions by writing toBobby MacPherson, 10209 Venita Cove, Austin, TXContinued on Page 23PAGE 24 NUMBER 311 MARCH 1994