1. $3.00M U T U A L U F O N E T W O R KUFO JOURNALAugust 2001 NUMBER 400A masters thesis by Simon Harvey-Wilson ofPerth, Australia, has found similarities between al-leged alien abductions and shamonism. The article begins on page 3.
2. MUFONUFO Journal(USPS 002-970)(ISSN 0270-6822)Post Office Box 369Morrison, CO 80465-0369Tel: 303-932-7709Fax:303-932-9279International DirectorJohn F. SchuesslerEditor:Dwight Connelly14026 Ridgelawn RoadMartinsville, IL 62442Tel: (217) 382-4502e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgColumnists:Walter N. WebbGeorge FilerJenny RandiesStaff ArtistWes CrumMUFON on CompuServe"Go MUFON"to access the ForumMUFON on the Internet:http://www.mufon.comMUFON e-mail address:email@example.comMUFON Amateur Radio Net:40 meters - 7.237 MHzSaturdays, 7 a.m.CST or COSTTable of contentsAugust 2001 Number 400Cover: The cover was drawn by Wes Crum,staff artist for the Jour-nal. Wes also provided art for pages 3 and 4.In this issueShamanism and abductions by Simon Harvey-Wilson ...3Woman says entities saved her by Walter Andrus, Jr 5Arizona object puts on show 8Filers Files by George A. Filer. 9Aliens & polluted food supply? by Dan Wright 13Animal mutilations in Kentucky by Bryan Crawford...14UFO Press 15MUFON Forum 17UFO Center attracting visitors 19NIDS research shows some triangles are Air Force...19Williamsport ten years later by Dr. Samuel Greco 20View from Britain by Jenny Randies 21The Night Sky by Walter N. Webb 23Calendar 23Directors Message by John Schuessler 24MUFONs mission is the systematic collection and analysisof UFO data, with the ultimate goal of learning the origin andnature of the UFO phenomenon.Change of address and subscription inquiries should be sentto MUFON, P.O. Box 369, Morrison, CO 80465-0369.Copyright 2001by the Mutual UFO Network. All Rights ReservedNo part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of theCopyright Owners, Permission is hereby granted to quote up to 200 words of any one article, provided theauthor is credited, and the statement, "Copyright 2001 by the Mutual UFO Network, P.O. Box 369,Morrison, CO 80465-0369" is included.The contents of the MUFON UFO Journal are determined by the editor, and do not necessar-ily reflect the official position of the Mutual UFO Network. Opinions expressed are solely those of theindividual authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor or staff of MUFON.The Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of theInternal Revenue Code. MUFON is apublicly supported organization of the type described in Section 509(a) (2). Donors may deduct contributions from their Federal Income Tax. Bequests, legacies, devises,transfers, or gifts are also deductible for estate and gift purposes, provided they meet the applicableprovisions of Sections 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. MUFON is a Texasnonprofit corporation.The MUFON UFO Journal is published monthly by the Mutual UFO Network, Inc., Morrison,CO. Membership/Subscription rates are $30 per year in the U.S.A., and $35 per year foreign in U.S.funds. Second class postage paid at Versailles, MO.Postmaster: Send form 3579 to advise change of address to: MUFON UFO Journal, P.O. Box369, Morrison, CO 80465-0369
3. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 3Similarities found betweenshamanism and abductionsBy SimonHarvey-WilsonMUFON State Director for WesternAustraliaDuring 20001conducteda studyof one aspect of thealien abduction phenomenon in the city ofPerth (popula-tion about 1.5 million), the capital of the Australian stateof Western Australia. The research has beendocumented in a thesis for an MA degree inReligious Studies at EdithCowan Universityhere in Perth.Western Australia has an area that is al-most exactly one third that of the UnitedStates, yet its population is only about twomillion people, most of whom live in Perth,which is arguably the worlds most geographi-cally isolated Western city. It was thereforeof interest to see how alien abductions herecompared with reports from USA and Eu-rope.The thesis isentitled "Shamanism andAlienAbductions: A Comparative Study." Bookssuch as John Macks Passport to the Cos-mos (2000) and KennethRings TheOmegaProject (1992) have notedthe similarities be-tween abduction narratives and shamanic ini-tiation experiences from around the world.Put simply, both types of experience in-volve people being taken unexpectedly by unearthlybe-ings to a strange, otherworldly location where they mayundergo avariety of often frighteningindignities or chal-lenges. Upon their return they are often traumatisedand bewildered, but may later manifestan increased in-terest in spiritual matters and the environment as well asclaiming variousparanormal abilities suchas healing.The title of one of Thomas Bullards several articleson the subject neatlysummarises these similarities: "UFOAbduction Reports: The Supernatural KidnapNarrativeReturns inTechnological Guise" (1989).My thesis makes no attempt to prove or disprove thatUFOs or alien abductions actually exist. Similarly, an-thropologists studying shamanismgenerally makeno at-tempt to determine whether a shamanic spirit world orparanormal abilities exist.For the study I interviewed eleven abductees fromthe only alien abduction support group in Perth. Thiswas a qualitative ratherthan a quantitativestudy,so eachinterview took aboutonehour,during which;timeI askedeach abductee the same twenty-sixcore questions whichI had chosen to seek out any shamanic similarities.Some questions were simple (Have your feelings to-wards animals changed since yourabduction(s)?), whileothers were more complex (Do you now believe in a hu-man soul or spirit? Why? Do you believe there is any formof life, or consciousness, after death? Do you now believein a spirit realm or form of non-ordinary reality? Can youdescribe it?)Answers that seemed promising were followed up withfurther questions. I then compared the abductees an-swers with the anthropological literature on shamanismfrom around the world. Documenting the results of thiscomparison takes upabouthalf the fifty-six thousand wordthesis, soI will quote only a part of the summary here:1) Initiation and transformation The abducteesinitial close encounterexperiences often resemble shamanicinitiation experiences because of their frightening, bizarreand paranormal nature,andthe altered states of conscious-ness or dream states involved. These experiences can berepetitive and involveillness, symbolic animal imagery, andvarious spiritual entities.They invariably also result in the development of ananimistic perspective in which the abductees regard thenatural worldas filled withunseen spiritual forces, leadingthem to express a deep concern for animals and environ-mental matters. Most importantly, their experiences ap-pear to introduce the abductees to a realm or aspect ofreality to which most others in their society have little di-rect access orunderstanding.Such experiences and their new,extended vision pro-foundly transformthe abducteesinto people who, thoughunusual, may-like shamans-be valued by others becauseof their anomalousgifts.2) Genetic, ancestral and heredity concerns Asin shamanism, the abductees encounter a variety of be-ings, some of whom they feel are related to them, may be
4. Page 4 August 2001 MUFON UFO Journaltheir ancestors or even the creators and guardians of thehuman race. A dominant theme running through theirabductions is the profound interest in genetics possessedby the entities they encounter. This has its counterpartinsome shamanic creation myths,drawings and carvingsofintertwined or twin-headed snakes [see anthropologistJeremy Narbys book The Cosmic Serpent: DNA andthe Origins of Knowledge (1998), London: VictorGollancz].There is alsothe interesting comparison be-tween many of the abductees experiencesand mythologicaland religious narratives ofsexual contact between humans and variousdivine beings. The abductees and sometimestheir families may undergo repeat abductionsleading to a familiarity with one or more ofthese beings. Shamanic abilities are also of-ten inherited, and shamans mayhaveongoingrelationships with some spirits.3) Spirituality and otherworld encoun-ters The abductees regard most aliens ashighly evolved spiritualbeings, althoughtheysee others asmore confronting,frightening ormischievous. Shamans, too, regard some spir-its as supportiveand others as dangerous andmust learn how todifferentiate between them.Both aliens and shamanic spirits appear tohave a similar capacity to transport people,sometimes in an out-of-body state, trance ordream state, into what seem to be other di-mensions, anotherworld,or after-death realm.This suggests that aliens and spirits may ac-cess or inhabit similar "spiritual spaces" oraltered states of consciousness.4) Healing and other paranormal abili-ties As a result of their early close encounter experi-ences, the abductees, like shamans, appear to develop arange of paranormal powers, especially diagnostic andhealing abilities which they then use tohelp others. Theymay, however, need to learn to heal themselves first inorder to gain a familiarity withsuch abilities.Both shamans and some abductees undergo terrifyingdismemberment and skeletonization experiences whichappear to teach them that their spirit or consciousnesscan transcend physical death. Shamans recruit variousspirits to assist during their healing work, and likewisesome of the abductees report that alien or spiritual beingsmay observe or assist while they are healing.These numerous similarities are not superficial or co-incidental and provide powerful confirmation forthe an-ecdotal claims of such similarities between shamanic andabduction experiences made by some ufologists. It isalso interesting that an isolated city such as Perth pro-duces similar results to those few studies on the abduc-tion-shamanism connection done in other parts of theworld.Is this an example of American cultural influencesspreading aroundthe planet,or do alien abductions followthe same basic format everywhere? One could claimthat these findingsraise more questions thanthey answer.For example, why do these similarities exist? Can wenow claim that aliens are actuallyspirits in technologicalguise?Unfortunately, this is arelatively meaningless questionbecause science has no ideawhat spirits are, and paranor-mal abilities are still controver-sial, althoughI recommend thatall ufologists read Dr DeanRadins book The ConsciousUniverse: The Scientific Truthof Psychic Phenomena (1997,New York: HarperEdge).Radin is director of the Con-sciousness Research Labora-tory at the University of Ne-vada and claims to have doneclassified research into psi forthe US government.One possible explanation forthese resultsis that,if genuine,aliens from elsewhere in this ora parallel universearereally ab-ducting people as reported. Thesimilarity toshamanicinitiationsmay be because some form ofother-dimensional realm doesexist and is being used by bothshamans and aliens for theirown purposes. Shamans, whofirst emerged in pre-technological times, appear to usealtered states of consciousness to access or extractpara-normal powers such ashealing from this realm.Similarly, aliens may havedone something that humanshave yet to do* and that is to develop a "technology of theparanormal" which could perhaps be used in a variety ofways, such as long-distance travel (teleportation), aswellas healingand/or consciousness manipulationof beingsless advanced than themselves that they might wish toexploit or assist on their travels in various parts of theuniverse. ""This abductionstudy suggests that ufologists-and per-haps scientists in general-might need to pay particularattention to theparanormal,consciousness-related aspectsof the UFO phenomenon, because further research inthis direction could prove important to anunderstandingof the abductionphenomenon,while failure todo somightprolong our apparent vulnerabilityto beings whose mas-tery of altered states of consciousness appears to be somuch better than ours.
5. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 5WaltAndrusWoman claimsentitiessaved her from deathBy WalterH. AndrusJr.Former MUFONInternational DirectorThis CE III case occurred during the first part ofMarch, 1973, five miles west of Berryville, AR, and tenmiles east of Eureka Springs,AR, on U. S. highway62.1interviewed andtape recordedMrs. Joan B. George on Sept.1,1979, in herhomeinHondo,TX, and later made drawingsof the entities in the MUFONoffice in Seguin, TX, on Sep-tember 14,1979. Her husbandRandall, was present for bothinterviews.TheaccidentBefore RandallGeorge lefton a businesstrip to Houston,TX,he had admonished Joan,his wife, to refrain from prun-ing the apple trees in their or-chard directly behind theirhome. (Four acres of propertyincluding their home, a guest house, a shop and abarn.)Orchards occupied areas both behind the home and tothe west. The home was set back from U. S. Highway62 with a curved drive leading to the home and shop.Even though it was late in the season to prune appleand peach trees, Joan disregarded her husbands recom-mendations and proceeded to do so. She obtained fromthe shop a home-made ladder about ten feet in heightconstructed of 2x4 lumber for both legs and steps madeof Ix4s. (I found the ladder inthe shopduringa follow-upvisit while attending an annual UFO Conference in Eu-reka Springs, AR)The ladder weighed about 65 pounds.Since it was a home-made ladder with only two legs,Joan propped it up into the limbs of the apple tree-withdifficulty due to its weight. Joan is five feet five inchestall and barely weighs 100pounds (very slender). Aftershe had climbed part way up the ladder to startpruning, itbecame disengaged in the supporting limbs and fell to theground, trapping Joan under it.Knocked unconsciousThe fall apparently knocked Joan unconscious. Whenshe regained consciousness she found herself on theground lying under the heavy ladder, and saw that theright thigh area of her olive-coloredjumpsuit was satu-rated with blood. Since Joan was a graduateof the nurs-ing school at Duke University and aregistered nurse,sheassumed that the fall had broken her right leg, causingacompound fracture, and thatthe blood was from the boneprotruding throughthe flesh..She was unableto lift the heavy ladder off of her body,and felt that without help she might bleed to death thereinthe orchard. When she regained consciousness she notedthat the sun had set and it was twilight, but still with goodvisibility.The municipal golf course surroundedtheir smallfarm on the east and southsides. She yelled at the "top ofher lungs" for assistance, but no one responded to herplea from the golf course or from neighbors some dis-tance away. She felt very helpless and believed she wasdoomed to die.Help ArrivesAfter havinggiven up being rescued, her prayers wereanswered whentwo individuals shefirst mistook for "hip-pies" came floating throughtheorchardtowardher.Whenthey got closer, shenoted by theirfacial appearance, bodybuild and clothing thattheydid not resemble any hippiesthat she had ever confronted before.The first one to approach her was four feet tall or less^,with a frail body,large head with black piercing eyes, nonoticeable neck, a heavyprotrudingbrow over the eyes,a very small nose with nostrils, and a horizontal line orscar for a mouth.No ears were visible. The complexionof the face was agrey-brown.The slim body had long arms compared to a human,with an elbow, but a long forearm. The legs were shortwith no defined knee that would bend when the entitymoved. It floated instead of walked, skimming over theground without disturbing the grass in the orchard. Notraces were left by either entity in the orchard by theirpresence.Both entities had four unusually long fingers on eachhand. No thumb was observed. When the first entitytouched Mrs. George, the handfelt like rough sandpaper,and was intenselycold, like a dead person. The clothingof the taller entitywas a tight-fitting one-piece suit, blue/grey in color, and looked like doubleknit material. Botharms had a tight elastic band at each wrist. The feet werevery small compared to a human,and were covered withtan/grey soft suede boots. The head was covered by atight fitting blue/greenskull cap.Unusual voicesWhen Joan conversed withthe leader or taller entity,sheheard the voice inher head,not throughher ears. Thefirst entitys voice was high-pitched, but very pleasantsounding, with amechanical sound. (A little bit like ara-dio tuned to the sideband of an AM broadcast station-aslight lisp.) It wasa beautiful soundingvoice.Entity numbertwo was approximately three feet nineinches tall, anditsvoice sounded like the voiceof aneight-year-old boy.It also hadblackpiercing eyes with the samefacial features, but the face was wrinkled like a prune.The clothing was entirely different from entitynumber
6. Page 6 August 2001 MUFON UFO Journalone. The suit looked like rolls of plastic with lightedself-illumination at the mid-section of the body.Itmightbe compared to numerousbicycle inner tubesof differ-ent sizes anddiameters. Whenever theentity wouldbendover, the tube shape would flatten out across its back.Thetube sections would separate attheelbows orwhenbent over tohelpMrs. George. Theclothing wassimilarto the "Michelin Tire Man" intheir advertisements, ex-cept the tubes were smaller in diameter.The short legs did not seem to have knees. Its longarms were proportional to thefirst entity.The rescueIn desperation, Joan asked the entities to help herremove the heavy ladder from her body. Consideringher injury and the two frail entities, it wasquestionablewhetherthiscouldbe accomplished. Fortunately,bycom-bining their efforts, they wereable tolift the ladder fromJoans body, thusfreeing her.When the ladder was removed, the taller entitytoldher to get up. Shepointed to theblood soaked leg ofherjumpsuit and said she couldnt,but she found that shecould indeed get up to her feet when she tried, withoutassistance; I assumed that as a registered nurse, sheshould have called her family doctor for medical help orchecked intothelocal hospital, sinceherhusband,Randall,was in Houston, TX on abusiness trip, but she stated thatthe wound essentially healed in four days with only herpersonal care.As a UFO investigator, I asked for verification of thewound. Joan showed my wife and me a four-inch scar onher right thigh just above the knee. (She could not havesupported herself after the accident if a compound dis-placed fracture to the thigh bone had occurred.)Joan was soindebted to these twoentities whohad lit-erally saved her life thatsheinvitedthemintoherhomefora meal. They appeared frail and skinny, so she felt thatthey needed a good "home cooked meal" to put a littlemore flesh upon their bodies. They declined her graciousinvitation bysaying telepathically thattheycould only par-take of "juice," not food. She thought to herself that shehad both orange and tomatojuice in her refrigerator andshe had canned apples, peaches and grapes in her storagestorm cellar.. tWrongkind ofjuiceBefore shehad theopportunity toanswerthem verbally,the tallerone orleaderresponded telepathically by sayingENTITY #1BERRWILLE, AR;OAN GEORGE IS5V. THIS ENTITYWAS 4 FEET TALLOR LESSDRAWN BY:Walter H Andrus, Jr.ENTITY #2MARCH 1973BERRYVTLLE, ARENTITY «WAS APPROXIMATELY39 TALLDRAWN BYWater H. Andrus, Jr.A/**,
7. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 7The medallion"not thatkind ofjuice," reading her mind. She was verydisappointed that they could not accept her hospitality,since she is a very compassionate and kind person.When Joan was unable to expressher gratitude tothetwo entitiesfor savingher life, she asked them when shemight see them again. They said it wasquestionablesincethey "do not travelthese trade routes very often."Joan says that before leaving, the leader gave her amomentotokeep to commemorate their visit.It is a smallround medallion approximatelytwo inchesindiameterwitha ring or handle like apocket watch.The outside ring isaseries of small roundholes, while thecenter is composedof something looking like abeetle and vee-shaped sup-ports between the insidecircles.It is metal and appears to be oxidized like the metaliron, since rust in prevalent. (George Wood, aMUFONmember in San Antonio, TX, has been tryingto interpretthe symbols on the medallion to determine if they haveanymeaning.)Possible tie to the Marjorie Fish Star MapIn the Astronomy magazine reprint of the article titled"TheZeta Reticuli Incident" byTerrenceDickinson (stillavailable from MUFON for $3), the work of MarjorieFish in constructing a three-dimensional star map is re-lated. Miss Fish was endeavoring to test the validity ofthe star map thatBetty Hill had observed within the craftand had drawnin 1964 underposthypnoticsuggestion.When data from the Catalog of Nearby Stars, 1969edition, by Wilhelm Gliese was released, Marjorie wasable to successfully constructamap usingthe mostlikelystars that could have planets revolving about them thatduplicated the star map drawn by Betty Hill. (For moredetails please refer to the reprint of the referenced ar-ticle.)The lines on the map, according to Betty Hill, weredescribed by the alien as "trade routes" or "places visitedoccasionally"withthedotted linesas"expeditions."Anyinterpretation of the Betty Hill map must retain the logicof these routes (i.e. the lines would link stars that wouldbe worth visiting).Please note that whenMrs. George asked the entitieswhen she might see them again,their answer was that itwas questionable, since they "do not travel these traderoutes very often." Does this response relate to the BettyHill star map and their communications to Betty, or isthere any significance?After completing my tape recorded interview, I gaveMrs. George a copy of the referenced article from As-tronomy magazine. She expressed her displeasure whenI refused to tell her anything aboutentities. Obviously, asa UFO field investigator, one cannot take a chance incontaminating the witness in any way. She was not fa-miliar with the famous Betty and Barney Hill Case asdepicted in John Fullers book Interrupted Journey.Analysis of the medallionIn 1973, after the conclusion of the largest UFO flapin U.S. history, serious attempts were initiated to get theassistance ofNASA inconducting acomprehensive studyof the UFO phenomenon, something the Condon Com-mittee at the Universityof Colorado failed to accomplishin 1968-1969. PresidentJimmy Carter looked favorablyupon this suggestion,but NASA declined officially unlessfunds were appropriated.NASA did volunteer to study any material receivedfrom a crashed UFO site or material from a claimedUFO. After enticing Joan to break a sample from hermedallion, John F.Schuesslers connections with NASAat the Space Center in Houston provided a means ofofficially submittinga sample of possible extraterrestrialmaterial to NASA for metal analysis.Even thoughNASA wouldnotproduceawrittenanaly-sis of the oxidized metal submitted,they told John it waslead like that used tomake the letters for aprinting press.However, theydidreturn the sample whichcould be ana-lyzed in another laboratory.It is obviously not lead, sincethe oxidation or rust on the surface is similar to iron, notlead. Wecan only conjecture whyNASA did not provideMUFON witha writtenanalysis.Although I interviewedMrs. George in 1979, this re-portwas notpublishedpending significantinformation thatwas being released to Leonard Stringfield by a retiredU.S. Air Force doctor in Ohioon an autopsy of anentitycadaver. The results of the doctors analysis and draw-ing can be compared to the two entities with their de-scription and my drawings. Both have been a major partof MUFONs traveling UFO exhibit, as well as at theMUFON museum,whichis now in Colorado.
8. Page 8 August 2001 MUFON UFO JournalArizona objectputs on show for witnesses. The primary witness,Leonard Chavez, states that hewas traveling south of Casa Grande, AZ, on the ChuChiu Readjust pastthe overpass on 1-8, on May 29,2001,at approximately 8:20 p.m. As he prepared to turn easton Hannah Road, he says he became aware that it hadsuddenly become darker than it had been moments be-fore. There was a half moon and he described thevisibil-ity as "fair."As he prepared to turn, two lights which he said wereabout six to ten feet in diameter turned on about 50 feet inthe air above him and to his right. These lights wentout,but were followed by two more alongside the first two.These shut off and were followed by four turningon be-side the last two. These four, which appeared to havebeen located on the northeast side of the object, then shutoff, according to the witness.Eightlights on thesoutheastside of the object came on simultaneously, then they alsoshut off.So the pattern was two, two, four, then eight lights.Chavez said these were not beams or spotlights, but weremuted lights, such aswouldcome throughanopaque glass.The lights were bright enough,however, to allow thewit-ness to see in good detail the panels these lights were setin.Chavez said the object was large, and appeared to bedull black in color, with no markings present. It hoveredin place and made no sound. He stated he had not beenaware of it untilthe lights appeared, except for the sensa-tion that something was blocking the normal light fromthe sky.Chavez quickly drove a mile to hishome andpicked uphis nephews, ages 23 and 20, so they could also witnessthe object. However, when he returned to the locationthe object had left. But a few minutes later they spottedwhat appeared to be the same light pattern a mile or sotothe south. They proceeded south on Chu Chiu Road inpursuit, getting near enough to the object to see the de-tails around the lights as it repeated its pattern. The ob-ject then headed toward a mountain range to the southand disappeared.Chavez was described by his brother-in-law,TerryDay,as a skeptic prior to the encounter, and Day assured in-vestigator Ken Kerber that none of the witnesses hadbeen drinking or using drugs. Kerber reports that thewitnesses are "of sound minds, and honest in their recol-lections without exaggeration."Study suggests that more planetsmay exist than previously expectedThe Hiirvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysicshasannounced that a study of brown dwarf stars suggestsmore planets may exist than predicted.Astronomers analyzing brown dwarf stars in the Orionnebula with an infrared telescope have determined thatmany of the failed stars are ringed by protoplanetary disksof dust and gas justlike true stars.The finding suggests a high percentage of stars haveplanets orsolar systems similar toourown. Although onlyfifty or so planets havebeen identified outside our solarsystem, millions or even billions of planets may exist.New MUFON t-shirtsThe new field investigator t-shirt has the MUFONlogo over the left chest pocket area and MUFON FieldInvestigator on the back. It comes in S, M, L and XLin two colors. The white shirt has a blue logo, and theblack shirt has a white logo. White shirts are $12+ $3S&H. Black shirts are $15 + $3 S&H
9. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 9FilersFilesBy George A. FilerDirector, MUFON Eastern RegionUK documents show near misses with UFOsThe Western Daily Press, Bristol, England, reportedthe following on June 15:Hundreds of passengers werewithin a split second of Britainsworst aviation disaster when twojets missed colliding byjust 100 feetat Heathrow airport. The publicwas shocked, andpublicconfidenceseverely dented. However, what airtravelers didnt know was that inthe last two decades there havebeen around 30 similar nearmisses-with UFOs.The Western Daily Press hasuncoveredadossier detailing the r . F.,sensational incidents. The Civil George v HerAviation Authoritys"X-Files"are nowin the possessionof top investigative authorNick Redfern, whohas shownthe contents to the Daily Press.The CAAs hidden files,only recently released after yearsunderwraps, documentspilots and air traffic controllers descriptions of theuni-dentified flying objects, whichwereclose tobringingdownjets loaded with passengers.Last night the CAAs spokesman Chris Mason saidofthe classified papers: "Our reports arefrom highlytrainedpilots and air traffic controllers. We have no argumentwith what they say they have seen, even if what theysaw cant be explained."We admit that in some cases the aircraft which werenearly incollision withthe aircraft haveneverbeen traced.We keep an open mind about UFOs. Some things justcant be explained, but they have been reported by topprofessionals, and wedo take that into account."The CAA has been carefully andquietly collecting andanalyzing data pertaining to near-collisions between air-liners andUFOs for a numberof years. In addition,whilesuch aclaim might sound like something straightout ofanepisode of The X-Files, it isone supported by the CAAsown records."Ive never seen anything like it before andcant ex-plain whatit was," said BritishAirwayspilot Mike Daltonof his sighting of a large, silver,disc-shaped object fromhis Boeing 737 on a flight from Rome to Gatwickonthenight of Nov. 5, 1990. "My copilot and I called in twocabin crew to see it, and then it wentout of sight.Groundradar couldnt pick itup, so itmusthave been traveling atphenomenal speed."Subsequent investigations determined the UFO hadbeen seen by a second BA pilot and the pilot of an RAFTornado aircraft who was obliged to take "violent eva-sive action"to avoid acollision with it.On the nightof 21April, 1991, the termclose encoun-ter" took on an altogether more significant meaning forthe crew andpassengers of aLondon-bound airliner. At9:00 pm Captain Achille Zaghetti, who was piloting aMcDonnell MD-80 aircraft, was amazed to see an uni-dentified flying objectpass his aircraft as it flew over thecoast of Kent at a height of more than 22,000 feet.As the UFO was no more than 1,000 feet above theairliner, and the incident therefore classed as a "near-miss," an official inquirywaslaunchedby the CAA. Ap-proximately two weeks later thefollowing brief statementwas issued: "The pilot said the object was light brown,round, three meters long,anddid not describe any meansofpropulsion."The aircraft was underthecontrol of London air traf-ficcontrol center, which had noother aircraft in the vicin-ity, but consistent with the pilotreport, a faint radar tracewas observed ten nautical miles behind the Alitalia air-craft. "Extensive inquirieshavefailed to provide any indi-cation of whatthe sightingmay have been."But more was to come. The next incident to occurtook place onJune 1,1991, when a yellow-orange cylin-drical object, ten feet long, was seen at close quarters bythe crew of a BritanniaAirways Boeing 737 en route toLondon from Dublin.Sixteen dayslater,yet anothercylindrical-shaped UFOwas sighted, this time by one Walter Leiss, a Germanengineer aboard Dan Air flight DA 4700 as it headedtoward Hamburg.On Jan.6,1995,CaptainRogerWills andcopilot MarkStuart were beginning their descenttowards ManchesterAirport in a Boeing 737 twin jet with 60 passengers onboard. Seventeen minutesbeforetouchdown, a mysteri-ous, triangular-shaped UFO flashed past the right-handside of the aircraft at adistancedescribed as being "veryclose"-so close, in fact, that the crew instinctively"ducked" in their seats.This is an extract from theconversation between crewof the B737 and the radar controller. B737: "Wejust hadsomething go down the RHS just above us very fast."MANCHESTER: "Well, theres nothing seen on the ra-dar. Was it an aircraft?" B737: "Well, it had lights; itwentdown the starboard side veryquick [and]just slightlyabove us, yeah."MANCHESTER: "Keep an eye out forsomething, I cant see anything at all at the moment, somust havebeen veryfast or gone down very quickly af-ter it passed youI think."B737: "Okay. Well, there you go!" Thanks to Gerry
10. Page 10 August 2001 MUFON UFOJournalFarshores, http://100megsfree4.com/farshores/Flying chevron in NewJerseyWAYNE — The witness was driving onJune 2,2001,at 6:00 PM with his daughter when she noticed a blackflying chevron in the sky.It had no lights and made nonoise. It had a "V" shape and was flat on the top andbottom. It was probably less than 1000 feethigh up."Wejust watched forabouteightminutes," states the witness,"when it started to rise. It seemed like it was suspendedthere and slowlyrotated once and then stopped. Itturnedone side towardsthe skyand ascended rather fast. Ithinkit looked rod-shaped becauseof theposition it was inas itrose. I watched it until itdisappeared into theclouds."It looked like a pencil line in the clouds. It had nocockpit or front end like a plane has. I cant believe thegood daylight view we had of it. It maneuvered itself soeasily as if it had no trouble with gravity. Its hard to ex-plain."Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORCwww.ufocenter.comSecond chevron report-this onefrom New YorkLONG ISLAND — This UFO sighting took placefrom a plane anhour after the Wayne, New Jersey, sight-ing, and only twenty miles away and an hour later. Acouple andtheirtwochildren (girl 5,boy 1) andtwo friendswere bound for Marthas Vineyard on an eight-seat pri-vatejet onJune2,2001.The witness states, "Wetook off from Teterboro Air-port in New Jersey at 6:45 PM in thick cloud cover. Whenthe aircraft came up out of the clouds after take-off webroke out into brightsunlight.My friend, whowas seatedin front of me by the right wingof the aircraft, called outwhat the *$#@ is that? Immediately I looked out ofmywindow at 7:00 PM. Behind us on the right side of theplane and some distance above, perhaps 1000 to 3000feet, was this large rustyred boomerang-shaped objectsilhouetted againstthe brightbluesky."We were now above storm andhad a good view.Thecraft had no windows or lightsvisible, and wasaboutthesize of a large 747 jet aircraft. It hovered in place forseveral seconds beforewelost sightof it. My friend, whohad first sighted itfor a greater duration, said it looked asif it had bulbous shapes, whichjoined toformthe boomer-ang or flying chevron.Weboth agreed, however on thesize and color of the object.My 5-year-old daughteralsocaught a glimpseofthe object."Due to the storm below us we thought it could havebeen some weather-monitoring balloon. By this timeintheflightwe wereprobablyquitenearJ.F.K andLaGuardiaairport. The total flight was 35 minutes. The UFO re-sembled nothing I have ever seen. Especially the redcherry color struck us asodd. We meant to askthe pilot,but in all the excitementweforgot. Thanks to NUFORC"Flying submarine"reported in TexasALVIN — Three teenage witnesses were outsidewhen they heard a loud whistle and humming soundonJune 6, 2001, according to the stepfather of one of thewitnesses. They looked upand sawacraft that resembleda "flying submarine" with three lights on it (red in front,then green, then blue all in a line on the right side). Itappeared right over their heads at 8:42 PMjust above thetree line by the house.The UFO followedthe driveway down tothe next treeline, whereupon it suddenly shot off upwards and to theright, quickly disappearing towards the almost full moonin the northeast sky. The object was charcoal gray colorin the dark night sky. The three lights on the object werebunkingrapidlylike a strobe.All of the witnesses were reportedly frightened by theexperience. They include a recent high school graduate(18) and two females (17 and 15). They immediately no-tified the stepfather of one of the witnesses. There is aslightpossibility of about20 minutesof missingtime, butnot all of them can agree on this.Hovering objectin CaliforniaWOODLAND HILLS - Tom writes, "On June 29,2001, at approximately 8:30 PM. my friend and I werejust leaving myhouse to go to work when hepointed toadistant object in the sky. It was close to dusk and theobject was backlit by the sunset and looked to be duenorth of uson the opposite sideof the San Fernando Val-ley. The craft was hovering over the Santa Susana Passabout three miles awayand about2000 feet altitude. Thisisatest site for Rockwell International, now a subsidiaryofBoeing."We sawa dark, diamond-shaped silhouette about thesize of a mini-van.The weather was clear, and this wasnot an atmospheric anomaly. What immediately struckme about the object was its apparent solidity andunnatu-ral motionlessness. Both my friend and I have workedaround aircraft. It produced no exhaust plume nor anyother atmospheric disturbance, and wecould nothear anynoiseproduced by any means of propulsion.We observedthe object for a total of about 15minutes, during whichtime it did not move. However, after five minutes we no-ticed a slight bobbing, which was a few feet of verticalmovement. It was sudden and unnatural,as if the objectwere about to fall, but was able to catch itself and regainaltitude."My girlfriend and her friend also saw the object. Nei-ther of them knew whatto make of iteither, so we drovetowards the pass. When we got about a mile away wesaw three helicopters approach and circle the object atadistance of a few hundred feet. The helicopters wereflying with navigationlights and appeared larger than theobject, but night was falling fast, and the object did nothave any lights.Welost sight of the object behind sometrees, and after the area came back up inour line of sight,the helicopters werecircling alone."I parked the car over a a mile away from the Santa
11. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 11Susana Pass, and we watched the helicopters leave. Mymother saw asimilar dark,diamond-shaped objectwith-out lights twiceduringthe past two weeks around dusk.She was over the 5 and 118 Freeway Interchange andshe phoned several co-workers who were heading forwork who also saw it."My father claims no Boeing aircraft wereflying dur-ing these periods. What puzzles me is what purpose itwould serveflying overthe San FernandoValley, riling uphelicopters for an intercept?" Thanks firstname.lastname@example.orgWashington objects break awayPUYALLUP — Two witnesses, a 15-year-old boyandhis mother,age40, werecoming homefromthe storeat 10:30 PM onJune 11,2001.The teenager was watch-ing somethingout thebackwindow thathesaid wasnot aplane. He takesflightlessons and likes towatchthe skies.Both witnesses say they saw anorange-colored roundobject above them thatwas movingslowlysouthwest.Ithad some type of an extension that seemed to circle thewhole object continuously as it moved.Then it stopped, and as it started again it headed morein a western direction. Then abright orange object shotoff of it very fast and went south and was gone. As theobject moved, anotherbright but very small object shotoff and went in the same direction as the main object.This happened several more times, and they all disap-peared. "My son and I were just awestruck." says themother. A second witnessalsoreported seeing the sameobject ten minutesearlier: "On my way homegoingweston 112 something caughtmy eyetothe south.It hadaredlight that moved right to left. I only sawthe light on oneside, but I got a glimpse of the rest the object and it wasMUFONMutual UFO Network, meWebsite:://www.mufon.comThese oval 3"X4"MUFON logos (shown slightlysmaller) are great for sticking on car windows, lug-gage, notebooks, etc. Available from MUFON for$1 each, or 3 for $2 postpaid.like an olive. It wasdarkcloudyandrainy, and I lost sightof it quickly." Thanks to Peter Davenport.Disk reported in the UKDERBYSHIRE DALES — The Matlock MercuryNews of July 5,2001, reports, thatL. Alison (29) of LantLane watched a UFO for around 30 seconds at 10:35PM. Shedescribed itasdisk-shapedand havingfour greenflashing lights, arranged in a square. "It was huge andmust have been 1,000 feet high," she reported. "It wasnothing like an airplane or star. Someoneelse must haveseen it."The craft reportedlymadenomovement.Alison steppedoutside tocall herboyfriend from theirgarage so he couldshare in the strange close encounter.Her sighting is nowthe 27th in the Derbyshire Dales since last September.The region is becoming widelyknownas aUFO hotspotamong enthusiasts, and featuresextensivelyon websitesall over theworld.New York Fox News videoOnJuly 2,2001, andseveralsucceeding daysFox Newsat various locations around the US has been showing avideo of a helicopter flying over Manhattan with a pas-senger shooting a video of a UFO. The Sci-fi Channelsought submissionsfromviewersintheir search for UFOvideos last year. They received an excellent video of theUFO, although thepilotdoes not appearto see the object.The UFO comes from behind a building and makes ahigh speed run at the helicopter and climbs up into theatmosphere. MUFONs video expert, Jeff Sainio, ana-lyzed the film and feels it is unlikelyahoax.Rumania object disrupts power?BUCHAREST — A June 28, 2001, message to JimHickman reports that a few minutesafter 4:00 AM, thenight shift personnel of a business were alarmed by thesudden interruptionof theirelectric lighting. On going tosee whetherthere mightbe some defect withthe current,they observed apowerful light over the city.They climbed a nearby hill and were able to see anoval object of about 11 meters in diameter, which wasemitting acold whitelight like a sodiumlamp. Thanks toHickman Reportthehickmanreport@prodigy.net"Street lights" fly in Maine?OXFORD - The witness, Ruth,reports, "In the firstweek of October 2000,1was driving on a dirt road eastof Route 26 and looking inthe eastern sky.At 9:00 PM, Iwas in aclearing thatallowed meto see aheavily-woodedhill. I knew that beyond that hill was a small side roadwhere there shouldnotbe lights."I saw a whiteglow, reminiscent of a streetlight. Myfirst thought was, Wow, they put a street light there onthat road, but I stared in wonder as this streetlight wasslowly rising! Thelight was noteven a half-mile away.Itwas completelysilent, anddid notflicker."I stared asitrose maybe200feet in the air, climbing
12. Page 12 August 2001 MUFON UFO Journalabove the tree line. I panicked and headed formy truck,still keeping aneye on it. The object flew toward the Me-chanic Falls and speeded off so fast that I knewI hadjustseen a UFO. ."I have kept silent, and tried to see if others had seenthings that night inmy area."A different triangle in WashingtonSOUTHEAST WASHINGTON STATE — Ken Imeswrites, "My sightingdiffers a tad from the stories I readon your website. The triangle formation we sawwas outof our atmosphere. I could tell by size and distance etc.The trianglewas up in space in the Milky Way,but it flewbackwards."It was an inverted triangle flying in a mannerinwhichI had never seen before at a speed much greater than ahuman made craft. It took approximately 45 seconds forit to fly out of sight, across a crystal clear June 14, skywith no clouds. My friend Joy actually pointed it out. Icant say it was an alien aircraft, but it was certainly uni-dentified. Thanks to KenImeskenimes@hotmail.comDisclosure projectBOULDER, COLORADO — The Disclosure cam-paign got off to agreat start onJune 23,2001,atthe largeauditoriumattheUniversityofColorado. A capacitycrowdwas on hand to listen to Dr. Stephen Greer and watch thevideotestimony oftwentygovernmentwitnesses concern-ing UFO and extraterrestrial events.We in the Disclosure Project are asking that everyonehelp by writingor faxing letters to yoursenators and rep-resentatives asking for congressional hearings. Not ev-eryone agrees with Greers approach that assumes theAliens are friendly. Maureen Murphyof the Allies of Hu-manity said, "We dont disagree with Dr. Greer on thedisclosure agenda, because the aliens are taking womenagainst their will, theyretakingthe eggs, theyre creatinga race that willhave an allegiance to the visitors."Note: My point of viewisthat very little real researchis being done to determine whatthe Aliens areplanning.They may be friendly and they may have ulterior mo-tives. First we have to acknowledge they are here andthen wehavetodetermine theirmotives.Dr.David Jacobsof Temple Universityinhis book The Threat indicates theabduction phenomenonis far more ominous than he hadthought.Former FAAemployee says sighting realFEDERAL AVIATIONADMINISTRATION — Inthe US the FAAcontrols the skies inpeacetime. It seemsreasonable to learn the truthabout UFOs from represen-tatives of the FAA such as John Callahan, the formerhead of AccidentsandInvestigations.He is one ofthe key witnesses of the Disclosure Projectwith stacks of government documents, computer print-outs, and video proving the existence of a UFO overAlaskain 1986. Severalcivilianand militaryradarstrackedtheobject whilemultiplepilotssawthe giantcraft; Itwouldbe verydifficult for anyoneto disputehis testimony,whichis backed by numerous witnesses. " ;He testified that he provided this information to keygovernment personnel at abriefing at the Reagan WhiteHouse.TheCIA issued instructionsthatthemeeting neverhappened and no information should be released to thepublic. John admits the FAA generally will not releaseinformation aboutUFOs to anyone,includingthepilots.Callahan provided more real evidence infiveminutesof testimony than I haveheard in years of UFO confer-ences. I encourage all in the field of Ufology to help un-cover witnesses of similar stature.There are points of disagreement between Dr. Greerand myself, but he has reached the witnesses that canmake adifference. It is time topublicize thetestimonyofwitnesses of the caliber of John Callahan and the otherspeakers at the Disclosure Project.Ohio Disc in 1933GffiSONBURG — John Schuessler reports he re-ceived the followingreport from a78-year-old. Thewit-ness states, "In 1933,1 was ten years old and returningfrom school oneblock from my homeat424W.StevensonSt. I heard a whiningsound and looked up and saw twodiscs connected by a thin shaft movingslowly throughtheair. Icouldriotguess the height or size of the discs.Atthe time Iwas deeply in the hobbyof buildingmodelairplanes-the balsam and tissue paper variety withrub-ber band motors. I ran home and told my mother I hadseen a different model airplane. Shedismissed my storyas imagination.I havesearched throughlibraries to see ifI could seeapicture in books likethediscs I hadseen tono avail. Iamnow almost 78years old and havenever forgottenthis. Iam a retired FBI agent and was not dreaming when Isaw what I saw.Digital camera reportedly catches UFOsCHISHOLM — ISUR reports the witness was out inher yard at7:00 PM onJune 23,2001, while her 15year-old son was testinga new digital camera. He was snoot-ing thesky, the river, etc. When we went todownload theimages to the computer today,UEOs showed up! He didnot see them while testing the camera. His father wasnear him, he did NOT seeor hear anything.The photos show a disk-shaped, metal object. Themotherreports, "One is about80 feet above our.yard andgoing towardtheground,asthoughcrashing to thegroundwith FIRE out the back end. The nextpicture is anotherUFO, two minutesearlier, hovering above our swamp, afoot above the ground. They are identical objects, withmetal. They were NOT airplanes; they were very small,about the size of a small car. We wentto the location, butcould hot get tothe spot; since it isinthe swamp." Thanksto TomSheets and ISUR
13. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 13Are ali^ii visits relatedto polluted food supply?; By Dan WrightFormer MUFON Deputy Director,, InvestigationsFor me the first mention was on a CBS summer re-placemdnt program several yearsago; a segment of "Eyeto Eye" hostedby Connie Chung.Two laboratory scien-tistsconnected toreproduction-relatedclinics had becomeintrigued by an apparent increase in the incidence of ste-rility amongmalepatients. .The two searched the labs records and discoveredthat, over the course of three decades, sperm countsamong the thousandsof men attendingthose clinics haddecreased 43 percent onaverage. vIn thata singleejaculation produces millions of sperm,even if that reduction were projected across the entirepopulace, there were still plenty of sperm for the.typicalhealthy man to procreate. But the yellow warning flagwas up, so they expanded their research.They soon came upon the apparentculprit: pesticides,herbicides,andfertilizers employed inwesterncivilizationsagriculture. Some of these introduce a faux estrogenintoour food chain.In adult females, the mimicking estrogenapparently has little deleterious effect. But inmales, thechemical attacks anddestroys testosterone, they said,andthereby the abilityto.producesperm.The two scientists wenton to investigatehow exten-sive the introduction of this faux estrogen had become.To their surprise,if not horror, even plastic milk jugs aswell as metal cans for fruits and vegetables .containedtraces of the contaminant..Their conclusions:(1) The faux estrogen has unfortu-nately pervaded our entire food chain; (2) by the year2050, in societies that continueto use these chemicals onfarm fields at this rate, the average man will be sterile;and (3) the public will undoubtedlyhear more of thesestories in comingyears.Younger Female PubertyAmerican sciencemagazines,in addition to occasionalnewspaper articles, inrecent years havenoted a seemingincrease in the proportion of girls reaching puberty at ex-traordinarily early ages. Nine,eight or even seven yearsof age at the onset have been recorded with mystifyingfrequency. If there has been a concomitant lowering ofthe ageof puberty inAmericanboys, mentions inthemediahaveescaped my attention. Rather, this seems to be agirls-only phenomenon.Estrogen is the trigger for puberty in humanfemales.Might itbethatthe ingestion ofcommon foods containinga faux estrogen is responsible?A gator warningThe May 2001 issue of Discover magazine sounded awarningcry concerning our nations alligator population.•After years of collecting and testing thousands of eggsand nestlings, researcher WaltRhodes of-the South Caro-lina Department of Natural Resources has determinedthat, in certain gator communities, apronounced contrac-tion in the size of the males sex organs is inhibiting theability toprocreate.The cause? According to Rhodes, it is the runoff intotheir habitats of waterfrom adjacentfarm fields contain-ing chemicals laden withan "environmental estrbgen"-again the product of commercial pesticides, herbicidesand fertilizers. He speculated that gator populations inthoseregions will inevitably shrink. :;.Granted, alligators do notexactly rank with koalas andgiant pandas ascreatures evoking our sympathy.But theydo have the distinction of predating even dinosaurs inEarths history.They havesurvivedcontinent^consumirigglaciers andother dramatic climatic changes. It should beworrisome to all of us that thisremarkably adaptive spe-cies might be felled now by its penchant for a wateryhome and our insistence onmaximizingcrop yieldsnearby.. , , ,An Alien ConnectionWhat does any of this havetodo withalien visits to ourplanet? For those familiar with the history of the UFOsubject, itcomes to mindthatthe 1960s and 1970s in par-ticular were rife with episodes ,ofsaucers and other crafttypes landing in farm fields. Diminutiveentities wouldemerge from the shipmomentarily,to gather samples of acrop or the soil, thenquickly retreat before the craft spedinto the night.These personal sightings,were in turn far outweighedby the numbers of presumed landing sites discovered byfarmers in their fields duringthat period.Perhaps the aliens only wanted to learn how to repli-cate soybeans orcom or wheat.But Idoubt it. Curiously,the 1990s had comparatively few such encounters, as ifto suggest thatour visitorsknewthedie had already beencast. - .From 1992 through 1997,1conducted a MUFON re-search projecton abductions,studyingthe audiotapes ofregressive hypnosissessions involvingsome 265 sepa-rate cases throughoutthe U.S. Revealed in one of thosetapes was a claimed telepathic communication from abeing tothe humansubject, merely five words, that haveremained with me: "Your food is not good." There wasno furtherance of that thought, and its full implicationswere lost on me at the time. Now it seems terribly pro-phetic.ConclusionMany years ago Walt Andrus and I were discussingthe possible reasons for aliens emphasis on reproductiveconcernsin the courseofhuman abductions. He remarkedon the frail structures of most entity types, adding that
14. Page 14 August 2001 MUFON UFO JournalDr. Don Burleson, MUFONField Investiga-tor, Consultant, and State Section Director forChaves County, NM, addressed the monthlyMUFON meetingin Roswell on June 1. UFO filmfootage was shown and discussed.they might well be species in decline and in need of aninfusion of human genetics.That was the conventional wisdom of the time, andcertainly appeared sound. But,with all due and well-de-served respect for Walt,whatifits the other wayaround?I am hota physical scientist.An official ofthe USDAor auniversityscooperative extension service mightwellrespond with a litany of reasons why pesticides, herbi-cides and fertilizers are our friends, the wonders of mod-ern agriculture thathavemagnifiedcropyields manyfold.And witha world populationprojected toincrease bybillions in the coming century,in the absence of a viablealternative who can argue against the obvious need tofeed the hungry?So, I raise these points for theprimarypurpose of generating discussion among MUFONscon-sultantsandothers withsolid backgrounds inthe sciences.Neither am I in practice an enthusiast of organic farm-ing or "health foods." Havinglived two-thirds of a lifeand consumed my share of processed foods, I figure mybody is either utterly resistantto allthose multi-syllabicadditives orIm already doomed.For theyoungercrowd, though,thenotionthatweasacivilization mightbecommittingcollective suicideshouldbe reason to take notice. The inability to produce off-spring, after all, wouldbe the real end game."Alligator,"Discover, May 2001, pp. 52-58Animal mutilations continueto puzzle Kentucky officialsBy ByronCrawfordFrom The CincinnatiEnquirer, Kentucky EditionPage Bl, July 10,2001Leitchfield, KY - This is the kind of disgusting storythat I hateto writeandyouhatetoread. Butmaybe some-one who can help will call.Grayson County Sheriff Joe Brad Hudson is puzzledover recent livestock killings and mutilationsinsouthernGrayson County.The latest occurred aboutseven weeks agonear NolinLake and is still underinvestigation.A2-montholdAppa-loosacolt belonging toMike andRose Downs wasfounddead in apasture. The sheriff found a 1-inch hole in theanimals chest, buthe found nobulletexit woundor shellcasing, and no blood aroundthecarcass. Thecolts sexualorgans were missing.About ayear ago, Leonard Bruner, the Downs neigh-bor, found one of his heifer calves dead in the edge ofwoods on his farm-her sexual organs, tongue, and oneearremoved, and noblood ontheanimalor ontheground.These are not the onlyunsolved cases of animal muti-lations in the area.Moran Mudd,who livesin Sadler,about 10miles southof Leitchfield, lost aHerefordbullsome yearsago. Whenhe found the animal in asmall streambed on hisfarm, thebulls sexual organs were missing. His hooves had alsobeen removed so cleanly thattheylooked as thoughtheycould have fallen off. But they were lined up-the twofront hooves in front of thetwo back hooves-on anearbyflat rock.Severallonghairsfrom thebullstailwerehangingfrom a nearbytree limb about4feet off the ground. Therewas no sign of a bullet woundand there was no blood."Buzzards wouldnt even eat him," Mr. Mudd said."Its weird."Such mutilations havebeen occurring at irregular in-tervals aroundGrayson County for atleast 25years, with-out explanation. No arrests are knownto have ever beenmade.Sheriff Hudsonsays his office has considered the pos-sibility of cultactivity,but officials haveneither seen norheard other evidence suggesting the presence of a cult."Its like a no-motive murder," he said. "Once you getsofar,youre pretty much at a standstill."-Thanks to Kenny Young for this reportEditors NoteThis issue of the MUFON UFO Journal wentto press just prior to the Symposium in July, sothe Symposium events could not beincluded. How-ever, the Symposium activities will be covered inthe September issue.
15. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 15The UFO PRESSExtraterrestrial Visitations- True Accounts of Con-tact by Preston Dennett, 2001, Llewellyn Publica-tions, P.O. Box 64383 St. Paul, MN 55164-0383,5X soft cover, 270 pages, $12.95.Reviewed by Dwight ConnellyPreston Dennett,a Field Investigator for MUFON, isthe authorof three other books, including UFOs OverTopanga Canyon(1999). Thislatesteffort involves theaccounts of ten in-dividuals,includinga medical doctor,an airline me-chanic, a house-wife, a militaryman, a therapist,awaitress, an actor,a factory worker,astore manager,andan office worker,who have reportedUFOencounters.Dennett allowsthe witnesses totelltheir own stories,but provides commentaryto put the accounts intoper-spective for those new to the field. He also includes ahelpful index.Although Prestonis from California,theencountersoccurrednot only inCalifornia, but also inAri-zona, Idaho, Michigan,New Mexico, New Jersey, andWashington.Nine of the cases involve missing time, and ninefea-ture the presence of alien beings. Seven reportedly in-volve communication between the allegedextraterrestri-als and abductees, although in two of the cases the onlycommunication was from theentities, telling theabducteesnot to be afraid.Five of the cases involve physiologicalreactions,in-cluding unexplainednosebleeds,a missing fetus,andaninterrupted menstrural cycle. Five involved unexplainedcuts or bruises,one an apparent healing,one possibleim-plants, oneaheatbeam,one a beamthatapparently causedstatic electricity and a coppery taste in the mouth,oneextreme thirst and an extreme need to urinate,and twocases in which the witness was placed in a trance state.There are also physical traces, animals, and electro-magnetic effects withinthe accounts.Six of the ten casesoccurred whilethe witnesseswere driving at nighton aremote road, whilefour took place indense suburbanar-eas. In seven of the ten cases the witnesses recalled theencounter withoutthe aid of hypnosis.In terms of psychological reactions, four of the wit-nesses declined to talk about the event in the days andweeks after ithappened. Ah1ten witnesses reported morethan one encounter, and none of them reported the en-counters asentirelynegative,althoughin three of the casesthe witnesses were frightened by their experiences. Nonefelt the aliens are evil,and four of the witnesses reportedthat their encounterswere positive experiences.While thisbook seems tobedirected moretoward thosenew:to the field, veteran ufologists should find the ac-counts interestingaswell.Swamp Gas Times-My Two Decades on the UFOBeat by Patrick Huyghe, Paraview Press, 1674Broadway, Suite 4B, New York, NY 10019(www.paraviewpress.com), 5X8 softcover, 349 pages,$17.95.Reviewed by Dwight ConnellyThis book consists of 54stories or articles written byHuyghe for avarietyof publications over the past coupleof decades, each emphasizinga particular aspect of theUFO phenomenon.The first article, writtenin 1977, recounts the 1952 re-ports of UFOs over the nations capital. The last article,which appeared intheSpring2000issue of TheAnomalist,featured the 1964 LonnieZamora case in Socorro, NM.In between are articles on such topics as "What the Gov-ernment Knows,""TheRoleofNASA in UFO Research,"and even Eric von Daniken.His approach for most of these is that of the profes-sionaljournalist,which means he writes mostly fromtheviewpointof the skeptic, and utilizes such terms as "UFObuffs" rather than "UFO investigators." This is not toimply that there is anythingwrong withbeing a skeptic-as opposed to a "debunker"-or that the term "buff isderogatory in termsofthe dictionary definition (thoughIcant help but wonder if the author would like to be re-ferred to asa "journalism buff).Given the restraints faced by freelance writers in get-ting their stories accepted innon-UFO, non-sensationalistpublications, Huyghedoes agenerally goodjob in report-ing the events and background informationin a fair andinformative manner. Hedoes,however, place toomuchemphasis on the viewsof Phil Klass in an apparent efforttoprovide the supposedjournalistic "balance."Although Klass is a nice enough person, I dont seehow how his off-the-cuff explanations, frequent back-tracking in "solving" cases, and distortion of facts canmake him areliable source.Huyghe is less kind to some of the majorufologists.Forexample he takes BuddHopkins to task in commentsfollowing the article on the alleged abduction of LindaCortile (Linda Napolitano), saying thatHopkins "prom-ised so muchand has delivered so little" for Linda. He
16. Page 16 August 2001 MUFON UFO JournalSWAMPGASTIMESMv TVo Decurks on ihe UFO Boatcharacterizes BruceMaccabees work inanalyzingpho-tos as "widely respected, or at least it wasuntilhe camedown in favorof the reality of the Gulf Breeze UFO pho-tographs." The NationalInstitute of Science (NIDS) isdescribed as "controversial," but this is notexplained.In the "Afterward" section, Huyghe summarizes his54 articles by concluding,"On such slim evidence doesthe reality of the UFOphenomenonrest." He does add,however: "Perhaps itisall humanfoolishness.But I think not."Huyghe goes on tosay, "Even the AirForce acknowledgedthe existence of thesetruly unexplainedcases.after its 20-oddyears of investigtingthe phenomenon.Andso,too, dothe skeptics.But whilethe skepticsassert that solutions tothis small percentageof cases could befound if only more in-formation about thesecases were available,I refuse to throw out ,theseremaining unidentifieds on such a flimsy assump-tion. We have a real phenomenonout there that defiesexplanations, and todismissit out-of-hand in this fashionwill not make it go away.". Huyghe sees problems with some of the "easy an-swers," saying,"I thinkBudd Hopkins is right on targetincallingthe sleep-disorderexplanationsof abductions junkscience," adding, "I find it difficult to dismiss all theseoccupants or !beings that have been reported in-con-junction with UFOs. While Icant bring myself to believethat all the different so-called aliens beingreported arevisiting us-and havebeen doing sofar the past 50years-I do not view these alien reports as merely theproductof peoples overactive imaginationseither. Ithink that forthe most part witnesses honestly describe what theyexperience....Something underlies these,experiences;something triggers them."Huyghe says he does not believe there isaconspiracyon the part of the mass media to hide facts about theUFO phenomenon,but says,"I thinkthe press ismakinga mistake in denying,for the most part, the existenceofthe UFO phenomenon."He also doubts thatthegovernmentis coveringupanysignificant information,and suggeststhat "the secrecy ismeant to downplayits own lackof knowledge."While some readers will be turned off by Huyghessomewhat skeptical approach-in thearticles more so thanin his Afterward-others will see this as a hard-nosed,unemotional look at the facts as they exist. Certainlythere has been too much speculation and stretching ofavailable evidence by some people in the field, and themore conservative commentators suchas Huyghe, JennyRandies, and Dick Hall perform a valuable service inkeeping things in perspective.Huyghe is, of course, an excellent writer, and the ar-ticles included in thisbook willkeepthe reader turningthepages as theyreview highlights of the past halfcentury.MUFON Central EuropeanSection updates activitiesThe Society for the ScientificInvestigation of Anoma-lous Atmospherical and Radar Phenomena (MUFON-CES) has not experienced adecrease in UFO reports, asrecently repeatedly announcedby another Germangroup,the Central Research Network of Anomalous Sky Phe-nomena (CENAP).However we keep receiving about two reports permonth thatstay unidentified. Thepast monthwereceivedtwo verytypicalreports-typicalbecause theobjectsscaredthe observers.Duringthenight from June 8thto9tha married couplewas pursued by two milky white shining objects in thesky, about as large as the moon. The witnesses werescared because they felt the objects were watching them.The oppression became even more intense as they no-ticed that the objects stopped and seemingly hoveredabove their house. Soon the objects became smaller and.disappeared.On May 28th a womanobserved three supposedly 40meters wide and 16 meters long triangles at about 200meters altitude. They moved very slowly. The objectsappeared "threatening" because the dullyrumblingob-jects were so close.UFO interest of the publicis verylow at the moment.Books on the subject,for example, are selling verybadly.Theagenda-setting media,especially nationwidesubscrip-tion newspapers, are as sceptical and polemic as ever.Die Welt ran a huge debunking piece on UFOs a fewdays ago. Interestingly Germanys leading tabloid news-paper BILD recently speculated whetherNATOhad fearof UFOs after George W. Bush mysteriously spoke of"new threats."A representative poll of the Allensbacher ResearchInstitute shows,that every fifth German under 30 years"believes in visitorsfrom out of space."At the same time the Emnid Research Institute con-ducted a similar poll. This one showed that every fifthGerman regardless of age believes in a UFO reality. Arecent Gallup poll shows that every third American be-lieves that earth has been visited.
17. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 17Crop circles and soundHelloDwight:My name is Tom Sutler and I am writing to you inregards to the recent article by Freddy Silva in theJuneMUFON UFO Journal about crop circles.First, Mr. Silva is dead wrong in proposing any correla-tion between crop circle design and sound. There is no"nice" way to convey that thought to you. Its more then180 degrees off;its off the page.How do I know that? Heres how...In 19711 patented a device that generates aunilateralthrust, electrically. No exhausts, no heat, & when prop-erly tuned,nothing but a whirring sound is emitted.THIS IS NOT HOW UFO CRAFT ARE PRO-PELLED. I want that understood right now. BUT... Itsoperand happens to be represented in that same BarburyCastle formationcited by Mr. Silva as a "harmonic fre-quency in water." Lets go one segment at a time wherethat formation is concerned. Maybe then you will recog-nize it for what it is. Look at the picture of thatformationthat youpublished.1. Lower Left-It moves incrementallytoward its axisof rotation. My innovation does also. Centrifugal forcemoves the "flyweights" away from the axis of rotation,and electromagnetic attraction incrementallyimplodesthemtowards thataxis.EXACTLY AS RENDERED.2. RightSide-Curved lines radiating outward from acentral point, within a circular enclosure. This signifies(across both the cultural & language barrier) that cen-trifugal forces are created by this mechanism. It signifiesrotation.3. - Upper Left-A circle mounted upon acentral shaft.This device requires a central shaft to convey the me-chanical force of rotation to the "part thatis utilizing cen-trifugal force" AND also to the part that is incrementallymoving toward the axis of rotation.NOTE the lines drawn BOTH between EACH indi-vidual segment of theoperand, (The threejust mentioned)AND the lines drawn between each segment TO THECENTER wherethese three operands combine into ONEBASIC OPERATION.Mr.Silva couldnt have picked a worse formationthenthis one to attempt to promote his theories. Being the in-ventor of that device I recognized it instantlywhen I sawit. In fact, THAT was the crop circle that aroused myinterest in crop circles. My Patent is US # 3,617,783 -Centrifugal Electromagnetic Propulsion Machine.Youre on the NET - See for yourself. Better yet, aschematic of that device can be seen at:h t t p : / / c l u b s . y a h o o . c o m / c l u b s /centrifugalpropulsivedevicesIt does LOOK like a flying saucer, but,just take myword for it, thats NOT how they propel. Tell Mr. Silvathat if he wantsto know whatcrop formations REALLYrepresent, to check out:http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/cropcircleresponseteamQuite a few of them are explained at that one.Or, if he doesnt like Yahooclubs, tell him to visit:http://j_kidd.tripod.com/presentations/crop.htmlorhttp://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/COSMIC_MENU.html(click on the "crop circle" button,hell find me there.)Should he wonder how I know these things, tell him tovisit: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dtrapp/sutter.htm Thats enough for now.-Tom SutlerSilva repliesWell, Dwight, I guess I should set this straight...I thank Mr.Sutlerfor his viewpoint. Unfortunately heappears to bejudging the article from a single viewpoint,which is not something you can do in crop circles re-search. First of all I wish to convey that sound is not theONLY feature inherent in crop circles: there is also plentyof evidence supporting the use of light (electromagne-tism), and possible anti-gravity features. So, the soundcomponent is one ofa larger picture.This ties in with his work, which Im sure will pleasehim. However, Mr. Sutler is also discussing a propulsiondevice hes made, and Im discussing crop markings inthis article; he confuses the two.I know theres technological information stored in cropcircles, and I know the same glyphs contain esoteric in-formation (the Barbury tetrahedron is an alchemical sym-bol, too). Some glyphscan encode six levels of differentinformation. So,please keep an open mind thatyour opin-ion on one particular design isjust one of many possibili-ties.Secondly, Im notcertain why he mentions his inven-tion of 1971, when the crop glyph occurred in 1991. Ifthere exists a correlation betwen his design and the cropglyph, then I am certainly allears to his research, particu-larly as he has 20 years on the Circlemakers. I also wantto point out that I am aware of another American inven-tor who DID take the Barbury Castle tetrahedron andcreate a device whichlevitates. So hes certainly not theonly one who is interested in the technological angle ofthe design. All this is wonderful news.Thirdly, sound is a material carrier of light (EM), so toexclude sound from any creative system is to deny thevery basic creative structure of the Universe, which isonepoint I made inmyarticle. I am also perplexed as tohow Mr. Sutler can claim no connection exists betweensound and crop circles when I included an image of
18. Page 18 August 2001 MUFON UFO JournalJennys experiments incymatics which clearly showstheunmistakable shape of the Barbury tetrahedron AS ARESULT OF A SOUND FREQUENCY.Mr. Sutler does not comment on how ultra- andinfrasound accounts for many of the physical anomaliesinvolved in the crop circle-making process. Im not cer-tain how he intendsto disputethis research.Mr. Sutler also claimsthat "I couldnt have picked aworse subject for my iheory lhan Ihe Barbury tetrahe-dron." Well, giventhe visualconnection, madeas aresultof aSOUND FREQUENCY, Ifail to see his poinl.Clearly,he is looking althe article from anelectromagnetic/tech-nological background,which is fine, but thatis a secondaspect of Ihe research and one which wouldrequire an-other article. Thatdoes nol make me wrong. So, keep anopen mind.On the positive side, he is correcl aboul Ihe technologi-cal aspecls lo Ihe design, and I for one, look forward loreceiving correspondence he may care lo offer on hisresearch, particularly asI can pul him in touch wilh thisolher inventorso Ihey can swap notes.So,Mr. Sutler, you are right. But you know, Imright,loo. And lhals the beautyof life-respecting that thereismore lhan one side of Ihe same coin. I look forward lohearing from you in mutualcooperation.-Freddy SilvaHoping for ImprovementsThe day of the UFO mighl be dying. Wehave becomesophisticated enoughtoquickly casloulIhe misperceptionsof known phenomena and evenls and lo keep only thequality sightings. Thetroubleisthatonly a very few peopleseem to care, and there jusl arenl thai many qualilysightings recenlly.Oh yes, Ihe UFO subjecl is slill visible, lhanks lo Ihefringe elemenl whichis ihere in force, bigger lhan ever.There are whole religionsnow based on the UFO andthespace brothers, but they arent of much help lo us. Infacl, they depend on us lo continue lo feed them newsightings to keep Iheir ideas fresh and vibrant in order loimpress Iheir "flocks."In the meantime, inleresl apparenlly has waned on Ihepart of ihose who have an approach lo Ihe phenomenathat is grounded in somethingcloser to pure science. Verylittle "new blood" has come into the field, and Ihe "oldblood" isdyingoff orseemingly givingup. Unfortunately,whal little "new blood" is showing up comes in wilh aslanted perspective because of nol reading Ihe righlma-terial, and nol seeking good advice from knowledgablepeople. Some of Ihis mighlbe our faull for nol offering agood reading lisl or a good lisl of who is on a sensibletrack and who is not.Whats a person lo do? Wedetermined years ago lhalIhe UFO is not a problem that individualscan solve bythemselves, yet even with the inlemel we have a hardtime gettingany level of cooperation out of the remainingfew who are serious aboul trying to move the field for-ward. The internel has been a dividingforce ralher lhana helpful one as you mighl expecl it lo be.On the historical side of Ihe issue there is agood work-ing group for getting the pasl slraighlened oul, bul Iheyare nol jumping in lo do new investigations in order lokeep Ihe presenl history current On Ihe other hand ihereare a few very small bul important groups working atscience, bul a much bigger and belter coordinated effortis needed.Ilis also clear that thepublic has had ils fill for awhile.As we came lo the millenium, whichever way youwantto calculate it, Ihe intereslin UFOs had a heyday. The X-files, among olhers, seemed to start Ihe process. ThenIhere were several magazines. Books were coming oulon a regular basis. UFOs were Ihe Iheme of counllessadvertisemenls for a very broad range of producls. Themoviesjumped on the band wagon-and won by general-ing lols of income.Bul now all lhal has passed, and Ihe UFO is prettymuch passe. Its now a novelty shop item with toys andmasksand olher paraphenalia lhalattractskids of all ages,but detracts from a serious image.Some say "fine"; maybe witha little time sanity willreturn and we can get back lo doingbusiness.Some say, "Uh Oh" ; if we donl keep Ihe inlereslup (wilhlols of trinkels and noise),ihen il will alldie com-pletely, soleis make some noise.No, leis nol! Lei il all calm down, and ihen leis gowilh the remainder. Lets allow those who really wanttowork and explore have the space to do lhal wilhoul Ihemounlain of clutter lhal has been there all these past 30years or so.Although we depend on Ihe public lo get sightings,leis not get them stirred up again. Weonce thoughl lhalif we couldstir up the publicwe could stir up Ihe govern-menl, bul we know better now. We also learned thatwhen you try to stir up the publicyou end up kickingovera lol of rocks that later on you wishlhal you neverkickedover. Youcan never tell whals going to come out fromunder a rock, thoughwe have some good ideas and somegood examples if we shouldneed lo poinl Ihem oul. Thehope wouldbe lhal some of Ihese characters would crawlback under Iheir rocks, and then lets stand on Ihe rockand learn lo iread more carefully in the future.No, lets nol gel Ihe publicloo involvedin the nexl goround. Ourjob is lo learnand inform Ihepublic and not toIry lo enlist Ihem in the cause.Along Ihe way we will find some good people whowill wanl to join our effort. If we lead them properly,Ihey will become wise aboul our business and lead usdown a narrowroad of everexpandingtruth and science,and that mayjust lake us proudly into Ihe fulure.-Tom Deuley, MUFON Corporate Secrelary
19. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 19UFO Center attracting visitorsto Colorados San Luis ValleyUfologists can now add the San Luis Valleyin Colo-rado to such possible travel destinations as Roswell inNew Mexico, the MUFON UFO Museum in Colorado,and Area 51 in Nevada. Opened to visitorson MemorialDay of last year, Judy Messolines UFO Center is at-tracting agrowingnumberof visitors toher 164-acreTLCRanch near Hooper, CO, just west of the Great DunesNationalMonument.Her originalpurpose in buyingthe ranchsixyears ago,she explains, wasto raise Scotch Highland cattle-unde-terred by thefact thatcattle mutilationshavebeen a prob-lem in the valley. But she discovered that she did nothave enough water to grow her own feed, and that thecost of purchasing hay was too great, soshe has swappedthe cattle businessfor the business of the unexplained.Since the SanLuis Valley was already well known forUFO sightings and other strange phenomena, thanks inlarge part to author and researcher Chris OBrien, Judydecided to build a tower on her ranch so that visitors-alien anddomestic-would havesome placetowatcheachother. She has also constructed a campground for thosewho prefer longer stays.The official hours for the UFO Center are 11 a.m. to10p.m., seven days a week, but the 56-year-old grand-mother willopen the tower inthe wee hours ofthe mom-ing if visitorsreport unusualactivities, since she lives inthe nearby campground. Lawnchairs, blankets, excitedconversation, andmuchanticipation combine tomake thetower a pleasant place to spend a starry night.Thus far there have been few encounters of note, butthehumanvisitors havenotcomplained, dropping moneyinto Judys donation box on aregular basis. The custom-ers, in fact, do not need sightings for entertainment, asthey keep things exciting for Judy and themselves byswapping stories of their own experiences.The viewfrom the ten-foot high platformtakes in theSangredeCristo mountains andthe Great Sand Dunes tothe east, the San Juan mountains to the west, and justabout everythingin between in the 60-mile by 120-milevalley, whichis itself at an elevation of7,600feet. Someof those visitingthe uniquesite returnseveral times, andsome havebecome so fascinated with the area that theyareconsidering buyingproperty nearby.A UFO-shaped structure nextto the tower contains asmall gift center, which features a notebook in whichvisi-tors can log their stories. In addition, Judyhas begun taperecording some of these stories, and is selling copiesofthem in the gift shop.So despite the reluctanceof aliens to show up in forceat the facility thus far,humanvisitors seem to beenjoyingthe new attraction.The UFO Center in the SanLuis Valley, Colorado.NIDS research indicates sometriangles belong to U.S. Air ForceThe National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS)examined the relationship between triangular objectsightings and the locations of a small subset of UnitedStates Air Force bases: i.e. the bases underthe Air ForceMateriel Command (AFMC)andAir Mobility Command(AMC). Combined, these twocommands control the lo-gistics of troop and equipment deployment within theUnited States andinternationally.NIDS found an interesting scatter of triangular objectsighting locations around air corridors between AFMCand AMC bases.In order toexamine the integrity of its data, NIDS ob-tained the data on more than 450 additional reports ontriangular aircraft sightings between 1990-2001 fromMUFON (Wendy Ban and Don Weatherby) and fromLarry Hatch, who currently manages one of the largestUFO databases in the world (see www.jps.net/larryhat/index.html).Both thesedatabases fulfill the requirementof being totally separate from the NIDS data collection.NIDS plotted the sighting locations on maps of theUnited States and then superimposed the locations of theAMC and AFMC bases.It found that (a) the broad trend of many triangularcraft sighting locations occurring between AFMC andAMC bases in both MUFON and Hatch databases isconsistent withNIDS previous report and (b) a corridorencompassing the plains states that is devoid of eithertriangular craft sightings or AFMC/AMC bases emergesfrom both MUFON and Hatch databases. This corridorisalsoconsistentwith thepreviouslypublishedNIDS data.Based on these data from over 500 eyewitnesses (as-suming minimal overlap between three databases), NIDShypothesizes thattheU.S. Air Force hasbeen flying largetriangular or deltoid shaped aircraft between AFMC orAMC bases. Comments can be sent to:email@example.com
20. Page 20 August 2001 MUFON UFO JournalResults reported instudyofWilliamsport Waveten years laterBy Samuel D. Greco, Ph.D.. Editors Note: The following is a summary of re-sponses by witnesses to the "Williamsport (PA)Wave" oU991-92, ten years after the fact. The sur-vey wasbegun byDr/Grecoin February of this year,and completed in May. It is based on 11 responsesfrom the 31 questionnaires sent to the witnesses(35.5%). More detailed statistics are.available fromDr. Greco.The following conclusions may be drawn from thissurvey: , . . • -Health questionsThe general health of the viewers was good beforetheir sightings.Three (3)personsattributedsome maladytotheirsight-ing. . . . . . . . , - .These three reported that their maladies were effec-tively treated, but one reported a recurring infection-aseverenose bleed which required afive-dayhospitalpe-riod and recurringvisitsfor treatment; andone reportedsevere emotionaldistress involving hearing "sky noises"and affinity for nightcommotions, which mayhave beenassociated with UFO activity in the area. The third didnot state the natureof the malady.None of the viewers reported that they were now un-der a doctors care for any maladies incurred during thesighting, except as related above. , .Comments: Furtherinvestigationwould needtobedoneon those persons which reported maladies toensurethatthey were actually caused by the sightings. However, inlieu of the fact that eleven persons reported they were ingood health before the sighting,it can be stated with ahigh degree of probability thatthese maladies were a. di-rect result of their sightings.Effect on beliefsNine oftheeleven persons reporting a sighting belongto a religious faith; two are atheists or non-believers.Viewing of the sightingsdid not change their belief intheirfaith. • • . . . . : .Although viewersstated their belief in their religiousfaith did not change,four said it madebelief stronger, andseven said it made them wonder about life onother plan-e t s . • • • : • . , •Comments: The phrase "did not change my religiousbelief?7may havebeen mistakingly structuredandshouldpossibility havebeen "did notchangeany of my religioustenets." ,.Effects on personality, There were 20% of those viewing the sightings whoreported a change in one or more ofthe foilowing areas:being moretolerant, more friendly, morecharitable, morewilling to volunteer for charitable causes, or to show adifferent attitude towardtheir fellow man.One person stated there was a personality change forthe better, four stated there was a change for the worse,and sixpersons stated that there was no change in theirpersonalities because of their sightings.Nine stated thesightings had apositive effect on them.Interest in universeThere were ten persons whoreported more interest inthe universeafter their sightings. All eleven viewersre-ported theywere more interested inscience programs onTV thanbefore the sightings.Four of the viewers statedthey are more interested in NASAspace launches. , .When and if the alleged UFO cover-up is finally re-vealed, three ofthe viewers responding stated it wouldbegood forPlanet Earth, and five stated that it would not begood, and nine viewers thoughtthat great changeswouldoccur in all phases of life on Earth. Alien visitsto PlanetEarth weretroubling to four of the viewers.Release of dataThis survey showsthat five of the those who reportedsightings still do not desire that their personal data anddata for the sightingbe released for public consumption.This figure wouldriseto61.54%If restrictionsarecounted,since two of the viewers stated that the data could bereleased, but with certain restrictions.Hill says fast travel in space possibleMost scientists believe the reason UFQs cannot behere is because of the great distance between star sys-tems, but NASA scientist Paul Hill in his bookUnconventual Flying Objects provides the mathemati-calformulasto show that the travel time between planetsin various solar systems for the occupants is less than ittook for our ancestors to reach America.The equations have been checked by the Langley Re-search Center, and interstellar missionprofiles can takeonly weeks or a few months.-Forexample, Hill states, "It ispossiblefor an interstel-lartrip tobe very short. The tripfrom our nearestneigh-bor, Alpha Centuri, a triple star system 4.3 light yearsaway, made by accelerating at 140gto av/c of 0.9999 isaccomplished from a standing starttoa standing finish in6 weeks, 0.115 year." (P.272)
21. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 21View fromBritainJenny RandiesRegression hypnosis in Britain:Part II, The Moratorium(Continued from July MUFON UFO Journal)In 1988BUFORAsinvestigation teamgot together andon a free vote of all its investigators decided on a five-year moratoriumto stop using regression in any form,even withmedical supervision.We wanted to make clear thatwe were fearing what mighthappen-that some witnesscouldbe left with either physical ormental scars asaresult of beingsubjected to hypnosis.Wealso believed thatby mak-ing thisvoluntary decision toquitthiskindof workwemightmakeothers think twice about whathad become a virtualautomaticstep to take with any close en-counter case.By now my personal viewsonthe matterhadhardened as well.I had seen,for example,how underhypnosis witnesses could be led (often inno-cently) by the slightest use of some word that took themoff intoa trail of fantasy.In one particularincident acomplex storyabouta UFOhaving escalators on board followed acuriousremark byan inexperienced regressionist,puzzled because the wit-ness hadreportedthe aliens merely switchinglevels with-out anyobvious transport.I recall sitting gobsmacked astheregression therapist,clearly of the opinion that some means to get from floorto floorwasessential, uninentionally led the witnessintodescribing the inside of the UFO as it if wasMacys de-partment store!How often, Ibegan to wonder,does this happen with-out being spotted? I started to look at transcripts fromhypnosis sessions and realised it was not that rare.Of course, you could never prove that any image of-fered up"was" fantasy.Maybe UFOs really dohave es-calators on them! Yet if someone regresses to last weekand saystheywentto the supermarket dressed asa clown,you can activelyprove whether such aforgottenrecallistrue or notby doing investigation.People will have eitherseen that "clown" ornot. If not,you are likely toconcludethat the event neverhappened.But if someone says they were floated through theirbedroom intoa spaceship,past experience shows thereisvirtually no chance you will be able to get evidence toverify that this really happened. Since hypnosis can anddoesgenerate fantasyand memory together,thenhow doyou know what you are getting out of a case?Concerns grow deeperTotest this, I hadconducted an experiment (reportedin detail in one of my papers to the MIT symposium in1992). For this I wasregressed by a clinical psychologistto agenuineLITS sightinginAugust1978.1saw thisviv-idly under hypnosis, and even more so in subsequentdreams. I added lots of things that my conscious recalldoes not include aspart of the event.I was (andam)properlyskeptical of these "new" tales,but I know that it would be easy to assume that theseadditional images "were"memories rather than fantasies.And,just like many witnesses I have met who have un-dergone regression, I might then be persuaded to acceptthe reality of something that in truth I have virtually nobasis to know is real.After I had quizzed a few witnesses who had under-gone regression armed withthe above personal insight,Ifound a few willingtoadmit that they didnt know if theirhypnotic recall hadanybasis in truth,but had kept this tothemselves for fear of offending the UFOlogists and doc-tors who had put somucheffort into their case.So here came therub. In the regression experiment Iwas also regressed toevents around the time of my LITSsighting that were factual "and" checkable. I had longsince consciously forgotten them, but they were presum-ably somewhere in my head-merely not recalled-and,unlike the UFOincident,I could investigate myhypnoticdescription of these and establish if what I said underhypnosis was trueor not true.What happened?Inmany instances I gave completelyfalse information underhypnosisfor checkable things likethe calendar or time of day. I did come up with somecorrect andsurprisingrecall. But there was so much mis-information from this checkable data that realistically Ihad to accept that probably at least 50% of anyuncheckableUFOsightingrecall wasprobably wrong too.Maybe even more.Heavy contamination possibleSo I saw the real danger of hypnosis first hand. It isnot that it cannot work and may not provide some realhidden memories. Verylikely it sometimes does. But itwas that these memories are at best heavily contami-nated withfalseinformation.Since wecannot easily differentiate which is which inwhat are unverifiable UFO stories, thenUFOlogy is form-ing opinions aboutits primary cases through data thatisfar from reliable. And in the process (as I saw) poten-tially causing witnesses to accept recall events as truethat may be no suchthing.Tome, that issacrificing the welfare of the witness for
22. Page 22 August 2001 MUFON UFO Journalour own selfish desire to learn more, and I believed then(and still believe now) that it was a steptoofar.A complete banThe BUFORA moratoriumwas ratified and extended,and eventually the investigation team voted onit to be-come an official ban. The code of practice used byBUFORA was modifiedaccordingly,and 13 years laterthe group stilldoes not allow regression during itscases.There has been some discussion amidst members whowould prefer it otherwise. I know that some Americanresearchers have also commented that BUFORA is let-ting British witnesses down in adopting this stance. But Irespectfully disagree. The banon regression that I helpedsteer through BUFORA is inmy viewone of the groupsfinest moments.BUFORA is not alone. Inthe UK the net-based inves-tigation team, UFOIN, has aneven stricter version of thecode of practice, and also has a total ban on the use ofregression. I also believe that similar restrictions apply inother European countries amongst some of the leadinggroups. So this maybe aviewin which theconsensusischanging.There are, of course, well known researchers in theUK whosupport regression.Myco-authorinmanybooks,Peter Hough, is one who does. He has written abook onhis alien contact case work(via regression) withthe thera-pist that he works alongside (DrMoyshe Kalman), and Ihave sat in on several of the sessions in this psychologistsoffices. I do that so that I can keep up to date with theposition now,rather thanbasemy opinions on what I sawmany years ago.But whenever I have a twingeof doubt, I think backover all the experience of hypnotic regression that hasmade me aware of its lessthan trustworthy nature. Thisstarts with that very first session 23 years ago when Iwatched as a UFOlogist regressed a witness to the UFOsighting and I wasable asaresult totalk to the alien theynow claimed thattheyhad met.The alien had "taken over"the body of the witness and wasanswering myquestionsinstead of the witness doing so!I sat on the long trainjourney home from that sessiontrying to work out what hadjusthappened. Had I reallyspoken with an alien? Well, perhaps. I knew it was notinpossible. ButdidI believe that I had?Frankly, no. I wasconvinced then (and am even more persuaded now)thatI was talking not to an alien, but to part of the subcon-scious of the witness who was(quiteinnocently andlikelywithout their knowledge) pretendingto be an alien.Real dangers hammered homeOnce Ihad digested thatimplication andrealised thatif I didnt know for sure what was going on in this case,then how could I expect the witness to do so, the realdangers were fast hammered home.Hypnosishere instills intothemind long-term, perhapsforever, information that to us is the source of exciteddebate and potentially useful (although also potentiallymisleading) background to a close encounter case. Butwe can move on to the next case. The witness has nosuch luxury.Wehave altered their perception ofthe uni-verse by way of our brief sojourn into their affairs, and insome way changed their lives.Just think it through this way. If an incident has oc-curred and there ismissingtime (ofwhich ofcourse evenin theUK such examples still getreported), thereare twobasic possible reasons.Reason one for the time lapse is that it is an illusion(the witnessmay misrecall the flow of time, or theymayhave been unconscious or asleep-or in fact there couldbe several other reasons why there really was not a timelapse).Reason two isthat a period of memory really is miss-ing. In thatcase it is being blocked from conscious recallby oneof two forces: the witness own mind (asin amne-sia of a trauma that it is healthy not to recall) or someoutside force, suchas analien deliberatelyseeking to blockmemory.Barriers magically released?I have always had a problem with the idea that thesealiens aresomarvellous that they readily block a witnessfrom havingrecall, but in suchan inept way thatayoungUFO buff with no training in hypnosis whatsoever cansay afew words and almost magically release the barri-ers. There is a contradiction here that at least begs thequestion-is that what really happens?But even on the assumption that aliens could block awitness memory in this haphazard fashion, that is justone out of the three possible explanations for the timelapse as just indicated. By assuming that it is true andperforming adubious technique like hypnosisto actuponthat assumption we are not playingthe odds verywiselyhere. For two-thirds of the potential explanations makethe search for amind blocking alien presence misguided.Besides which, if thereisa hidden memory, and it is atleast as likely that this has been blocked from recall bythe witness themselves,then their ownsubconscious haschosen this-perhaps due to its traumatic nature. If so,then do we have the right to evencontemplate uncorkingthe genie?After all, itis not the investigators mindthatmust livewith the consequences.New Field Investigator capMUFON has anew black capwith white MUFONlogo tomatch the new field investigator black t-shirts(the caps also look great with the white t-shirts).Screen printed is$8+$3 S&H. Embroidered is$15+$3 S&H.
23. MUFON UFO Journal August 2001 Page 23September2001Bright Planets (EveningSky):Mars (magnitude -0.6), in Sagittarius, is low in the S atdusk and sets in the WSW about 11:30 PM inmidmonth.The red planet lies only 2degrees below thequarter Moonon the 24th.Saturn (-0.5). near the star Aldebaran in Taurus, nowrises in the NE about 10:30 PM in mid-September. Theringed giant begins retrograde (westward) motion on the27th. Saturns rings are open to near maximum width thismonth, presenting a nice view in backyard telescopes.(The S face of the ring system is exposed.)Bright Planets (MorningSky):Venus (-3.9) rises about 4 AM in midmonth and is ondisplay in theE through the twilighthours. The dazzlingplanet pairs up with the lunarcrescent on September 15-a pleasing sight.Closing in on Regulus, Venus approachesto less than a degree from the star on the 20th and 21st.Jupiter (-2.2), in Gemini, rises in theNE shortly aftermidnight in mid-September. This largest ofplanets standshalfway up the SE sky at dawn. Jupiteris very near theMoon on the 12th.Saturn stands high in the SE at dawn.The planet liesvery near the quarter Moon on September 10and is actu-ally covered (occulted) by the Moon from Hawaii and theWest Coast (early morning and before sunrise, respec-tively).Moon Phases:Full moon-September 2Last quarter-September 10New moon-September 17First quarter-September 24The Stars:With the approach of autumn (officially September22),the celestial symbol of fall, the Great Square of Pegasus,appears high in the SE, even while the Summer Triangleremains prominent.During midevening hours Capricornus the Sea Goat,shaped much like a diaper, rests low in the S. The rest ofthe faint constellations of "TheSea"follow close behindCapricornus. From SE to E (right to left), they are PiscisAustrinis the SouthernFish, Aquarius the Water Bearer,Pisces the Fish, and Cetus the Whale.In the N the Big Dipper moves closer to the horizon.Curving westward from Polaris the North Star is the in-conspicuous Little Dipper. Between the Little Dipper andthe crooked "W" of Cassiopeia the Queen lies her lessnoticeable consort, Cepheus the King, shaped somethinglike an upside-down house with a peaked roof.Sept. 14-16,38th AnnualNationalUFO Conference,Austin, TX. Jenny Randies, Constance Clear, PatrickHuyghe, KarlPflock, Kenn Thomas, Greg Bishop, EugeniaMacer-Story. James Arthur, David Perkins, JamesMoseley, Dennis Stacey, Ed Conroy, Tom Deuley, MackWhite, Bruce Lanier Wright, Russ Dowden, LorenColeman, Diana Hoyt, Pamela Stonebrooke, Eric Steams,Don Webb, MilesLewis. Contact: http://www.nufoc.netor PO Box 33509, Austin, TX 78764Sept 15-16, Third AnnualBay Area UFO Expo, SantaClara, CA; Steven Greer, Michael Hesemann, Ian Chris-topher, Robert Dean, James Gilliland, Anna Hayes,Michael Heiser,Phillip Krapf, Roger Leir, MelindaLeslie,Jim Marrs. Dea Martin,Jordan Maxwell,Edgar Mitchell,Sean David Morton, & Marshall Summers.www.bayareaufoexpo.com or contact Victoria Jack,firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 266-4749Oct. 27, A 2001 Space Odyssey: Explorationsinto theET Question. Annapolis, MD (nearD.C. & Bait.). Speak-ers: Dr. Tom VanFlandern, Dr. Paul LaViolette, RichardHall, Rob/Sue Swiatek, AnnaJamerson, and Dr.S. PeterResta(organizer), email: SPR100@ aol.comNov. 9-11, Journeys Beyond 2001 Mobile Coference,Mobile, AL; confirmed speakers: Dr.John Mack, DannionBrinkley, Stanton Friedman, Budd Hopkins, Dolores Can-non, Nancy Talbott,WilliamHenry, Bruce Moen, PaulAnderson, and PatFitzhugh. www.journeysbeyond.comor call Pat Crumbley at 334-621-5750 for free programguide or write 7262 HighpointePL E, Spanish Fort, AL36527. email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.Nov. 12-17, Palenque 2001, The Emergence Confer-ence: "De-coding the UFO Enigma," Palenque, Mexico.Presenters: Antonio Huneeus, John Keel, Jaime Maussan,Christopher OBrien,Christopher Powell, David Perkins,Lyssa Royal,Dr.Leo Sprinkle, Tata, Nancy Talbott, TracyTorme, and AlonsoMendez Toporek. Toll free 877-620-8715 or outsideU.S. 719-256-5186.Nov. 17-18, Third Annual International UFO & NewAge Symposium of Eastern Europe, Balkans, &Istanbul.Tel: +90-216 -3699248 orE-mail: email@example.comFeb.2-8, Caribbean cruise, featuring Budd Hopkins,Bruce Maccabee, Peter Robbins, and Kenny Young, 877-685-4450 or http://home.onlineagency.com/adventurecruises/Page60562.asp
24. Page 24 August 2001 MUFON UFO JournalBy John SchuesslerMUFON International DirectorCongratulationsto Orange County MUFONWe wish to thank and congratulateJan Harzan andhis Orange County MUFON team for allof the outstand-ing work they did in planningfor the MUFON 2001 In-ternationalUFO Symposium heldinIrvine.California. Thetheme, "2001 -JoiningtheCosmic Neighborhood" wasadifficult one to address, and it was a challenge for thespeakers to put their work intothatcontext.The Orange County group spent the past year in anintense planning,advertisingand symposium organizing ef-fort. One of the things theytried to demonstrate wastheirwillingness to try new ap-proaches to almost every facetof the event.Symposium ArtworkA special note of thanksgoes toRoberta PuhalskiandRobert E. Nelson for thebeautiful artworkthey providedfor the cover of the MUFON2001 International UFOSymposium Proceedings andfor the symposium souvenir poster. It truly capturesthetheme ofthe symposium.Unity in DiversityThe field of ufology is fortunate in that UFO reportscome from people of every nationality, race, sex, color,creed, economic status and age. This rich mixture ofreporting gives us a chance to investigate and evaluatereports in the broadest of terms and with the realizationthat this is no small mystery.Since 1947 people have struggled with this mystery,collecting theevidence, writingresearchpapers and books,giving public talks, fighting for release of governmentdocuments, and volunteeringtheir talents to expose andresolve the mystery. As a result, there exists a mass ofevidence that isdistributed aroundthe globe that is cred-ible and reliable; however, it isnot unified.For many years NICAP, APRO, MUFON and hun-dreds ofother groups have carried the investigations for-ward. Many of these groups have come and gone forone reason or another without solving the mystery. It ismy opinion that one of thereasons that afull measureofsuccess has evaded us is due tothe lack of unity amongthe groups. Speaking with a voice and resources of afew hundred or even a few thousand people is a valiantJohn Schuesslereffort, but isnt as likely to succeed as speaking with avoice of several hundred thousand people. We need torally the forces.Some of the anti-UFO buffs quicklyrespond to UFOreportsby "inventing" answers,couchingtheminso-calledscientific terms, and thenclaiming thatnothing real is go-ing on. This is a direct insult tothe thousandsof crediblewitnesses making the reports in good faith, and serves nouseful purpose.Unfortunately, some long-time UFO researchers aredoing similardamage to the field by attackingthecharac-ter and capabilities of everyone they do not agree with.Even thoughtheyhave notfound the answersthemselves,they seem to wantto limit what others say anddo. Theyspend a lot of timeon Internet sites tellingeach otherhowbad everyone else is and what they think everyone elseshould be doing. A lot of whatthey say is babbleat bestand slander and libel at the other end of the spectrum. Itwould be more beneficial if theywouldput allthat energyinto some positive actions.MUFON is fortunate to have Dwight Connelly aseditor of the MUFON UFO Journal. He strugglesmonthly to give a broad and unbiased view of the UFOmystery, a view thatis commensurate with thediversityof MUFONs membership. Heupholds the standards ofgood taste on what is published in the Journal, and rec-ognizes the valueof presenting UFO reports, results ofinvestigations, and scientifically-based research, ratherthan adhominem attacks on others in the field.MUFON has enoughgood material to publish thatitdoes not need to publish articlesthat areaimed at damag-ing MUFON or any other organization; denigrating thecharacter of any individual; aimed at potential slander orlibel; ordesigned to stir up hate, mistrustor rancor. Thatsort ofmaterial is fodder for the tabloids and the gutturalwebsites.Very seldom isamajor social, technological or politicaleffort successful if the very people claiming tobe for it donot put their pettypersonal feelingsbehind them and gettotally behind the effort. Otherwise, it is simply acase ofdivide and conquer. In the case of ufology,we will losethe battle if some measure of unity is not achieved soon.New Field InvestigatorsKathleen Marden, Director of Field InvestigatorTraining, has announced the following Field InvestigatorTrainees have completed the Field Investigators Examand are now MUFON Field Investigators: WendyDeVore, West St. Paul, MN; Douglas E. Egolf, FortWayne, IN; RobertE. Finn, Ballston Lake, NY;WayneE. Gracey;Glenville, PA;AlbertKurz, San Francisco,CA; andMischa Stuhler-Safdie, West Covina, CA.