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Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
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Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
Mufon ufo journal   2006 6. june
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  • 1. thisissueMUFON Director JohnSchuesslersaysthis yearssymposium is especiallyimportant, p. 2.Air Force personnelreport that UFOs visitedmissile sites, Part 3, p. 8.Update on Iranian jetsencounter with UFO,Part 2, Conclusion, p. 13.Soviets have beenstudying UFOs since atleast the 1960s; FilersFiles, p. 16.MUFON Forum,Whitley Strieber, p. 18Ted Phillips continuesthe strange case fromMarley Woods, p. 19.Stan Friedman takes onthe Drake Equation andthe "SET1 cultists," p. 21.Calendar, p. 23.Marketplace, p. 24MUFON InternationalSymposium, July 14-16.Denver,CO. featuringBrianBoldman. Carl Feindt.LindaMoulton Howe, DavidMarler, Ted Phillips, RonRegehr, Steve Reichmuth,Kenneth Storch, MarshallVian Summers, RubenUriarte, and Ryan Wood. .June 2006No. 458 .IfIP_- Mutual UFO NetworkThis UFO apparently set a woods onfire near Gaflzey. SC.The report begins on page 3. (Graphic by Greg Kuzrno.)
  • 2. - . June 2006 Number 458(USPS 002-970) . (ISSN 0270-6822). .MutualUFO NetworkPost Office BOX 369Morrison, CO 80465-0369 -:. Tel: 303-932-7709Fax: 303-932-9279lnternationalDirector-. John F. Schuessler, M.S.~eli303-932-7709Editor:Dwight Connelly, M.S.14026 Ridgelawn RoadMartinsville, IL 62442Tel: (217) 382-4502mufonufojournalQhotmail.com-Advertising Director:John F, Schuessler, M.S.A- Columnists:George Filer, M.B.A.- -Stanton ~riedman,,M.S.Gavin A. J. McLeod^ Ted Phillipsstaff artist ..John Egerton .-MUFONon the Internet:http://www.mufon.comMUFON&mail.address:-> . - mufonhq @aol.com ?i-MUFONAmateur.Radio Net:--- 40 meters - 7.240 MHz..Sundays noon EST or.EDST "Please plan to attend theMUFON Symposium in JulyA lot of good things have been hap-pening in MUFON. and we are goingto be talking about them at the 2006MUFON International UFO Sympo-. .sium, held atthe MarriottTech CenterHotel in Denveron the weekendof July 14-16.For this rea-son. it is ex-tremely impor-tant for all stateassistant statedirectors to attend the state directorsmeeting on Friday. July 14, at 9 AM.The MUFON Business Board ofDirectors will meet with the state di-rectors to share our successes. newprojects. and upconling changes inMUFON. It will be a breakthroughevent. so you wont want to miss thismeeting.As a bonus for attcnding. all statedirectors and assistant state directorsin attendance will receive a free copyof the symposium proceedings book.The Friday evening social hour. sit-down dinner. and program will be spe-cial this year. Look for surprises.In addition. we will be holding draw-ings for special prizes all weekend. andwill repeat the very successful "silentauction" where UFO and space col-lectibles will go to the highest bidder.The proceeds fromthe silent auctiongo to support the very aggressive pro-grams that MUFON is undertaking.If you have ever been at a loss forwords when someone asks about whatevidenceyou have. then you wont wantto miss any of the fine speakers appear-ing on Saturday and Sunday.Each one will provide a wealth ofwell researched evidence. backed bydocumentation from thorough investi-gations.UFO Awareness WeekThe annual MUFON UFO Aware-ness Week will be observed July 14-lcontinucd on page 23)Change of address and subscription/extra copies inquiries should besent to MUFON, P.O. Box 369. Morrison, CO 80465-0369.Copyright 2006 by the Mutual UFO Network. All Rights ReservedNo part of this document may be reproduced In any form w~thoutthe wr~nenpermlsslon of the Copyr~ghtOwners. Perm~sslonIS hereby granted to quote up to 200 words of any one anlcle, provlded the author IS credited.and tne statement."Copyright 2006 by the Mutual UFO Network. PO. Box 369. Morrlson,CO 80465-0369"ISlncludedThe contents of the MUFON UFO Journal are determmedby lhe edllor, and do not necessar~lyleflecttheoff~c~alposltlon of the Mutual UFO Network Op~n~onsexpressed are solely those of the ~nd~v~dualauthors andcolumnists. and do not necessarily reflect the oplnlon of the edltor or staff of MUFON.The Mutual UFO Network. Inc IS exempt from Federal Income Tax under Sectlon 501 (c) (3)of the InternalRevenueCode. MUFON IS a publlcly Supponed organlzatlon of the type described In Section 509 (a) (2) Donorsmay deduct contr~but~onsfrom the~rFederal Income Tax Bequests. legacies. dev~ses.transfers. or g~hsare alsodeductible lor estate and g ~ hpurposes. provlded they meet the appl~cableprovlslonsof Sectlons 2055. 2106. and2522 of the Internal RevenueCode. MUFON IS a Texas nonprof~lcorporat~on.The MUFON UFOJournal~spubhshed monthly by the Mutual UFO Network. Inc.. Morrlson CO SecondClass postage paid at Versallles. MO.lndlvldual Membership 845lyear U S.. $55 outslde the U.SFamlly members. $10 per person additlonalStudent (18 years and under) $35 U.S and $45 outslde the U S.Donor $1001year. Profess~onal$250/year Patron I6500lyearBenefactor(L~fet~meMember).$1.000First class Journal dellvery (Inenvelopes) U S and Canada only. $12/year add~tlonalAlr Mall Journal dellvery to all other countries outslde the Unlted States $35/year addmonalPostrraster Send form3579 to advise change of address to MUFON UFOJournal. P.O Box 369. Morr~son.CO 80465-0369:<MUFONs mi&ion is the s&entifiestudy of UFOS for the benefitof humanity through invktigation, research,& education. :I . - I-0 Journal June 200d
  • 3. South Carolina incidentUFO appears to start fireBy Mike PriceField InvestigatorNorth Carolina MUFONThe sightingOn Feb. 22,2004, at approximately6:15PM, Mr. And Mrs. "M" (nameson file)were drivinghome southboundon Cornith road near Gaffney. SC.Thewitnesses stated the sky was clear witha few clouds to the west resulting in abeautiful sunset.It was just before dark, with "not abreath of wind." They noticed to theirleft, on the east side of Cornith road, aluminous object drifting towards theroad. travelingapproximatelynortheastto southwest, and approximately per-pendicular with Cornith Road.Mrs. M stated itwas drifting slowly,was illuminatedbrightly, and was trav-elinghorizontally with the ground.Theobject appeared approximately 2 to 3feet in size.The object appeared "round" to thewitnesses, but Mrs. M could not deter-mine for certain if it was spherical inshape or a round flat disc in shape.Theoutline of the object was "fuzzy" andnot distinct, resulting in the difficultyof determining the shape.The luminosityof the object, and itstranslucent appearance may have alsoprevented a clear impression of theshape. (See sketch on Journal cover)As they realized something unusualwas coming, Mr. M stopped the car inthe road, and they watched the objectdrift overtheir car and roadside powerlines.Mrs. M had a better view of the ob-ject than Mr. M, and was looking up atthe object from the passenger side ofthe car as the object crossed the road40 to 50feet away.She stated the object was approxi-mately 10 feet above the power linesas it crossed over, and made no noise.Theobjectwas glowingbrightly. SheJune 2006Photo and sketch showing positions of auto and UFO.could not describe a color of the light,but said "it might have been clear" (incolor).The witness was most impressed bya group of "rodsW.thatprotruded fromthe bottomlrear of the object. Theserods were approximately 6 to 8incheslong, and wereglowing very brightly ared color.The witness said they appeared"very hot" like red-hot metal (knownas "cherry red" in the metal workingtrade) or fireworks sparklers.The rods were on the bottom of theobject and tightly grouped in a circle,but were distinct and clear in view, un-like the "fuzzy" form of the overallobject, and the witness was sure therewere several individual rods, not onelarger red form.The red rods wereemittinggold col-ored sparks, "not a lot of sparks, but afew," according to Mrs. M. The rodswere not located in the exact centerbottom of the light ball, but were dis-placed slightly to the "rear" of the ob-ject, according to its direction of travelthrough the air.The witness had the impression therods may have been causing,or assist-MUFON UFO Journaling, the object to move through the air,as there was no wind at that time tocause the objects movement.As theobjectmoved fartherfrom theroadway in a southwesterly direction,Mrs. M could see the image of the dis-tant clouds and sunset through the ob-ject as though the object was translu-cent or transparent.The object was now moving awayfromthemin thedirectionof sometreesaway from the road, and it began to"lose altitude."At this point another car came upbehind them (occupantsunknown),andthe witnesses were forced to take theireyesoff theobjecttomovetheircarandlet the other car pass by.Thenthey moved downCorinthroadand turned around at Rodeo Dr. andreturned northbound on Cornith roadto continue watching the object.During theminuteor sothat they lostvisual contact with the object, it haddriftedintothetopsof somesmalltrees304 feet from Cornith road, and it hadstopped moving.Sparks were emitting from the ob-ject and fallingdownwardsthrough thetree branches and brush. Suddenly,the
  • 4. treetops around the object seemed toerupt in "flames."It seemed to the witnesses at thattime that the rods were very hot, andhad ignited the treetops, which werewithout leaves, but covered in vines.Thetreetop wheretheobject stoppedwas about 20 feet in height, so the ob-ject had in fact descended from about40 feet (overthe powerlines)to the 20-foot height of the trees.The"flames" thateruptedin thetree-tops moved rapidly and seemed to thewitness to move "like electricity"among the trees and limbs.As the sparks came down from thenow stationaryobject,theground levelsuddenly ignited in a bright orangeglow, and they realized they had to im-mediately call the fire departmentnearby.They pulled intothedrivewayof the"B" family,and thefiredepartmentwascalled. The B family came out in timeto see the sparks and fire beginning inthe thicket of brush under the trees.Mr. M and Mr. B then went imme-diatelyto thegroundfireand attemptedto put out the fire by stomping the firewith theirfeet.VolunteersfromCorinthVFD, which is located three tenthsof amile north on Cornith road, respondedquickly and extinguished the groundfire with fire extinguishers.A number of volunteerfiremenwereon the scene, including Cornith VFDFire Chief Doug Bowers.Mediareports containingreferencestotheBfamily seeingtheobjectinflightare incorrect.Mr. B statesthat his fam-ily saw only the sparksand fire begin-ning, and at no time saw the object fly-ing.By the time the fire department ex-tinguishedthefire,thefirechiefreportsit was "pitch dark."The "metal object"Thewitnesseson scenetold the fire-men that the fire was caused by an ob-ject thatcame "out of the sky," soChiefBowers looked up in the trees over theburned area with a flashlight, as it wasnow dark.In the center of the burned area, inthe top of a small five-inch diametertree, about 20 feet high, was a piece ofwhat appeared to be a silver-coloredmetal, rectangular in shape, whichlooked like "thin wrinkled aluminumfoil."One of the volunteer firemen de-scribed it as appearing very thin, "likea piece of a silver Mylar balloon" (asused by florists). It was approximately6 inches by 12 inches in size. Mediareports of the object being "one footround" are incorrect.Thinkingit may be part of an aircraftin distress,Chief Bowerstook the logi-cal step of having Cherokee CountyCommunications contact the FAA toinquire about aircraft in the area, butwere told no aircraft had reportedtrouble, and that they "had no aircraftin the area."The FAA person was undoubtedlyreferringonly to IFR (instrumentflightrules) aircraft on an IFRflight plan.Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircraftare visible on air traffic control radareither as a primary target andlor due tothetransponderreturn,but onlybecomeof interest to the radar scope operatorif the VFR aircraft gets too close to anIFR aircraft, which is their prime re-sponsibility.Therefore, it remains possible thatan aircraft could have been in the areadespite the FAA comment to the con-trary to Chief Bowers the night of theincident.The FAA person on the phone thatnight (identity and location not yet es-tablished)advised,"Leave it (themetalin the tree) alone until the next day."When Chief Bowers returned thenext morning in daylight with one ofhis men to take a better look at themetal, itwas inexplicably missingfromthe tree.A search of the wooded area by thefiremen (and later by others includingthis writer)failed to find any silvercol-ored materialthatcould accountfor thesilver object seen in the tree the nightbefore.As of the date of this report, to thebest knowledge of this writer no per-sonfromtheFAAhascometo the sceneto follow up on their instruction to"leave it alone until the next day."Inquiryby thiswriter of all witnessesinterviewed revealed no one who 1knows the whereabouts of the missingsilver metallic object.Research since the incident has re-vealed severalcases of UFOsdroppingsolid and liquidmetals and metal foils.Themetal seenin thetreeby thefire-men the night of the incident may nothave been related to the flying object.It could have been nothingmore than afoil sandwich wrapper blown into the 4treeby the wind priorto the fire, whichsomehowdisappearedbefore morning.The ground fireThe ground fire itself was reportedin the media incorrectly as a "perfectcircle." In fact it is in the shape of aslight ellipse, or oval.Thefireoccurredon sloping groundcentered directly under the tree wherethe translucent flying object was seento stop by the primary witness, Mrs.M-the same tree where the firemenlater saw the silvermetallic rectangle.The size of the ellipse measures 21feet by 29 feet. The longer 29 foot di-mension runs up and down the slope.The slope itself measures approxi-mately seven degrees by use of aSuunto surveyinginclinometer.Therefore, there is an approximategeometrical correlation of the dimen-sions and orientation of the ellipse tothe slopeof theground. A perfect circleprojectedontoa slopingscreen,or slop-ing ground, will produce an ellipse.The heavy amount of moisturepresent in the soil and in the leaf litterin the thicket resulted in a fire that didnot appear to have readily spread be-yond the area directly affected by thesourceof ignition,whateverthat mighthave been.Recent rains, as well as it being thetime of year in this area when the .grounddoesnot dry quickly,apparentlylimited the spreading of the fire, al-though it isimpossibletodeterminetheactual degree to which the fire didspread.An observation of the fire scenewhich corroborates the view that thefire did very little spreading is the verydistinct edge of the elliptical burnedarea.4 MUFON UFO Journal June2006
  • 5. I$ oroil,had been used to strumentis needed to further check for ?~Rw, ~m 309 ? cause the fire. any magnetic disturbance, and thisAn admittedly writer does not feel that magnetic dis-speculativealternative turbance can be ruled out at this time.explanationforthedry- It has not been possible for Chiefing, heating, and igni- Bowers or others visiting the scene,tion could be some including MUFON field investigatorform of radiant energy Dr. David Woods, who has taught firefromthe flying object, science and arson investigation at thecasting a circular pat- college level, to determine the source, tern on the ground ofthe fire.whichbecame anellip- The "fire"in the treeticalPatternupon st&- Before the ground fire began, the ingthe slopingground. witnesses saw fire appear to erupt inA request made by the trees where the luminous objectthis writer to the landed. Mrs. M stated that the treesCherokeeCounty,SC. suddenlyburstinto"gold" flame as theOffice of ~ m e r g e n c ~Management to checkthe burned area withtheir radiological testinstrument for any re-sidual radiation has atthe time of this writingnot occurred.. .Asof thedateof thisSketch of sitefrom above. writers firstvisit to theThis distinct elliptically-shapedburned areaoccurred in spiteof thefactthat the potential fuel available for thefire in the form of leaf litter, sticks,limbs, vines and brush is present fairlyevenly both.inside and outside theburned area.If a ground fire like this occurred indry conditions, the rapid and unevenspreading through the leaf litter andbrush would quickly cause the shapeof theburned areatoloseitsround sym-metry, and become odd-shaped due toair movement, topography, fuel hotspots, and random fluxuations of theflames.Thelack of this occurring, resultingin the neat elliptical burned area indi-catesjust how damp the leaf litter andstickson theground were,and alsomayindicate that the source of ignition ofthis fire may have predisposed the fireto a roughly circular pattern.Chief Bowershas officiallyruled thecause of the fire "unknown," becauseno source of ignition could be found.There were no indications that a con-ventional accelerant, such as gasolinesite on Feb. 25, 64hoursaftertheincident,the soilstillap-peared very damp both inside and out-sidethe burned area, sowas not desic-cated as in some other cases.Mrs. M was very aware of the localconditions, and was a very perceptiveobserver. She stated that it had notrained at that location since the day ofthe event, so the soil moisture condi-tions observed by this writer were es-sentially the same as the day of theevent.Fifty-four color photographs weretaken of the burned area, trees, andpower lines with 200 and 400 speedprint film in a Canon EOS 620 35mmcamera.Twomagneticcompasseswereusedinside and outside the burned area toattempt to determine if the sitehad anymagneticdisturbances.Theneedle wassteadyonboth compasses,although thetrees and brush around the burned areaand the local topography made it im-possible to sight a distant object toverify if the compasses were indicat-ing north correctly.A tri-field meter or other similar in-sparks issued from &e red rods on thebottom of the object.She seemed to search for words toexplainthisfire,and finally saidthefirelookedlike"electricity" movingamongthe branches. However, close exami-nation of the trees and branches couldfind no evidence of any blackening,burning, or scorching in the trees.The witnesses description of the"fire" in the trees, and then, shortly af-ter, thefireon thegroundindicatedthatthefirein thetrees lookeddifferentthanthe ground fire.The tree fire is described as beinglike electricity,gold in color,and mov-ing among the treetops and branches,while the ground fire appeared as anorange fire glow. .When the orange ground fireerupted, it apparentlylooked more likea conventional woods fire, and that iswhen thewitnessesrealized that thefiredepartment was needed.Study of the fire scene bears outcompletelyMrs.Ms observationof thedifferentappearanceof these two fires.As stated earlier, the trees have no ap-parent sign of fire except a few inchesof the trunks at ground level caused bytheground fire.Furtherinvestigation ofthe treetops is needed.Follow-upvisitA four-person groupreturned to thesite on March 2 to look for additionalinformation.ThisgroupincludedSouthCarolina MUFON State DirectorCheryl Gilmore, Assistant DirectorArlene Chukusky, MUFON Field In-June 2006 MUFON UFO Journal
  • 6. vestigator Dr. David Woods, and thiswriter.Soil samples were taken from bothinside and outsidethe burned area.Thesamples were placed in sterile bottles,and each one labeled as to the locationwhere it was taken. This sampling andlabeling was observed by the group.The person digging the samplesnoted a difference in the difficulty ofdigging inside and outside the burnedelliptical area. The soil was easily duginside the burned area, and was diffi-cult to dig outside the burned area.The reason for this difference is un-known. It may be due to the previousactivity of the firefighterson the scene,due to the fire itself. due to the fire ex-tinguisherchemicalresidue on the soil.or due to other unknown factors.Videotape was made of the burnedareaforapproximately one hour, whichresulted in.a tape that was blank ex-cept for 5 minutes.The camcorder used, which had noprevious problems, inexplicably shutoff by itself severaltimesduringtaping(occumng with two different opera-tors), even though the switch was on.This writer was the principal opera-tor,andfoundthatby turningthe switchoff and then back on the camcorderwould seem to operate normally againfor a time and would show a normalimage on the flip out screen.Then thecycle would repeat.At the time of taping this seemed tobejust an annoyance.Later,at a differ-ent location, when the tape was foundto be mostly blank, the camcorderwiththe same tape was tested successfully.,Itwas then realized that the camcordermalfunction could be site related.No explanationis yet known for thisproblem; however the tape will beanalysed, and the camcorder checked.Additional still photographs weretaken with threedifferentstillcameras.Twoof these stillcamerasweredispos-able color print cameras, and one wasdigital. One of the disposable cameraswas used for only three photos.When developed,two of these pho-tos were normal, but one photo of theburned area has an anomalous imagein the center with enough trees around6Swirl efSectfrom one,of the throwaway cameras.the edges to prove that it was not dueto camera movement.It appears as a white swirling pat-tern. and seems to have a center point.low in theframe,that itisrotatingabout.No explanation is known at this timefor this swirling image.Theotherdisposableprint film cam-era, operated by another person, pro-duced some photos with white blobsand with some blue haze. These pho-tos dnd theoriginal negativesare avail-ableand will be analysedby profession-als to determine if they were affectedby amalfunctionof the cameraor film,lens flare, or some other problem.On both of the site visits of Feb. 25and Mar.2, a piece of clear thin plasticwas seen in the top of one of the treesin theburned area.On the25th, a smallpiece of the same material was foundon the ground in the burned area, un-der the larger piece in the tree.Thismaterialisclearand smoothandmelted around the edges. It appears tobe clear kitchen food wrap that mayhave blown intothe treetop prior to thefires.It is irregularly shaped and abouteight inches in diameter.This materialwas also collected as a sample to beanalysed.MUFON UFO JournalSoil test resultsSoil samples-taken on March 2,2004, were sent to Nancy Talbott ofBLT Research, Cambridge, MA, andwere analyzed by Phyllis Budinger ofFrontier Analysis, Ltd, Chagrin Falls,OH.TheGaffney MUFON investigatorswere fortunateto have theprofessionalassistance of Nancy Talbott, who ad-vised on soil sample collection.Many hours of work by BLT Re-search and Frontier Analysis went intoprocessing these samples. The com-plete seventeen-page soil test reportproduced.by Frontier Analysis, Ltd. is"Technical Service Response No.UT043,"andthefollowinginformationis summkzkd from that report.An important test was for the pres-enceor absenceof any accelerantssuchas gas, oil, or any other flammable liq-uid that would indicate the fire was ahoax.orunrelated to the flying object.No accelerantswere foundin the soilsamples,c o n f i n gtheopinionof FireChief Bowers, who did not detectaccelerants at the fire scene. Lack ofhydrocarbon accelerants support theopinion of the witnesses that the flyingobject was the apparent cause of thefire.June2006
  • 7. Two chemical substances werefound in some of the samplesfrom thebumed area, and also from some con-trol samples. Frontier Analysis Ltd.reported"high concentrations" of Am-monium Chloride in all the bum areaand control samples.In addition, Calcium Nitrate wasfoundin roughly the samehigh concen-tration in two control samplesand onebum area sample.According to The ChemicalDictio-nary, uses for AmmoniumChloridein-clude "dry batteries, dyeing and print-ing, soldering flux, manufacturing ofvariousammoniacompounds,fertilizer,zinc coating processes, electroplating,washing powders, snow melting treat-ments, bakery products, andurea-formaldehyde resins and adhe-sives."Uses. for Calcium Nitrate include"pyrotechnics, explosives, matches,fertilizers,other nitrates,sourceof 14Cby NuclearIrradiation." This substanceis also listed as a hazard: "strong oxi-dizer,dangerousfireriskincontactwithorganic materials, may explode ifshocked or heated."Sinceboth of these chemicals couldpossibly result from fertilizer applica-tion,the landownerwasconsulted.Thesitehad previouslybeen ahay field,andhad annual applications of fertilizer.Hay fields do not normally haveheavy fertilization,due to cost.Thehayoperation had been suspended due tothe sitechanging to housing.The last fertilizer application in thisarea was many months prior to Febru-ary 2004, likely occumng in the earlyspring of 2003 for the 2003 hay crop.In addition, the samples collectedwere not in the hay field, but in thewoods adjacent to the hay field.Thebulk deliveryof fertilizeron thehay field would be broadcast by truckIor tractor, so it is possible that some. small amount of fertilizer could havebeen cast into the edge of the woodedarea.However, the bumed area is too farinto the woods from the field edge forfertilizer to account for the concentra-tions of these chemicals.The time elapsed from the last fer-tilizerapplicationalsodoesnot supportthe view that fertilizer is the sole causeof these chemicals, as fertilizer wouldnot likely remain in these strong con-centrations nearly a year later even inthe hay field itself.Calcium Nitrate is particularly un-stable and not likely to be present instrong concentrations after that lengthof time.The other possibility considered isthat these chemicals are residue froman unknown process that caused thefire, or residue from the flyingobject.However, no evidence has beenfound to tie these chemicalsto the fly-ing object,andthe investigationcannotaccount for why these two chemicalsare present in the samples.Cases involving fire similar to theGaffney casehave been reported in re-cent years from Arkansas, Ohio, Indi-ana, and other areas.Nuclear plants in areaTheincidentoccurredapproximatelyfive miles southwest of the site of thedefunct CherokeeNuclear Power Sta-tion.This stationwas nevercompleted,and was never in operation.The incident site also lies approxi-mately on a line between currently op-eratingnuclear power stationsapproxi- mately 25 and 35 miles to the north-east and 75 miles to the southwest,which coincidentally is the general di-rection of travel of the object.Prior incidentsin areaInitialcheckingforprior incidentsofunidentified flying objects in this areareveal an Oct. 13, 1983, sighting of aglowing oval-shaped UFO about 20feet above a home.Another brief report from the areawhich bears further investigation isfrom Gaffneyon Nov. 17,1966,whichreads as follows:"Patrolmen A.G. Huskey and C.Hutchinssawadark sphericalmachinewith a flat rim land near them. Esti-mated diameter: 7 meters. An openingand a short ladder became visible, anda smallman dressedin a shinygold suitemerged, came within 6 meters ofthem, and spoke in perfect English be-fore taking off."It is hoped to find the location anddetailed report of this event. Othersightingsof unidentifiedflyingobjectshave occurred in an area within a 100-mile radius of Gaffney within the pastfew years.A find observationconcerningtheseothercasesisa similarityof thedescrip-tion of the flying object from Feb. 22with thedrawingsincludedin an articleby George Fawcett in Flying SaucerReview.Of five objects seen in North andSouth Carolina, two show round andoval objects with rods protruding fromthe bottom. ,Thetwo objectswerefrom sightingsin Gaffney in October, 1983, and atLake Norman on Oct. 18, 1982. Thedescriptionsdonot totallymatchin sizeand detail, but there remains a strongsimilarity due to the presence of the"rods" protruding from the bottom ofround-shaped unidentified flying ob-jectsCredibilityof witnessesThe witnesses and the two firemeninterviewed all seem to be highly cred-ible, honest, and respected citizens oftheir community with no prior interestin, or detailed knowledge of, the UFOsubject.In no way do any of the witnessesdesire publicity or financial reward.Quite the contrary, the witnesses re-quest their identity withheld from thisreport. The media intruded into theircommunityfollowingthe sighting,andthe witnesses do not desire to repeatthat experience.Theownerof theproperty haspostedhis land and does not want visitors ortrespassers in the area.Any reader of this report is urged bythis writer to respect the wishes of thecommunity and avoid any contact. Allnecessary site work is being done byMUFON volunteers, and any contactshould be made with MUFON.ConclusionsThepossibilityof ahoaxballoon pur-posefully crafted by someone and re-leasedinorderto foolpeople in theareamust be considered.However,it would be extremelydif-June 2006 MUFON UFO Journal 7
  • 8. ficult to construct a balloon that couldcany enoughlightsandbatteries forthelights to create the illumination, sometype of fireworks to createthe impres-sion of red hot rods emitting goldsparks, and enough liquid accelerantsuch as gasoline to cause the fire.In addition, this remote area seemsan unlikely place for perpetrating ahoax. It was only by chance that thewitnesses saw the object.Most telling is the total lack of anyof these theoretical hoax balloon partsbeing found at the sceneof the fire, ei-therthenightof thefireor anytunelater.In addition.no accelerant was found atthe site.This writer wishes to thank the fol-lowingpeople fortheirassistancein thepreparation of this report:Don Johnson for internet research:Lindy Tucker and Nancy Talbott foradvice and help in laboratoryanalysis:Phyllis Budinger for expert analysis;fellow investigatorsDr. David Woods.CherylGilmore.and ArleneChukushy;and most importantly the witnesseswho have been willing to assist the in-- vestigation.Rating of caseSince the witnesses were less than500 feet from the object. it caused afireand "scorched earth(physica1 traceevidence), and since the object mayhavealsoleftbehindatleasttemporarilythe missing silver metal object in thetree, this writer rates this case as a CE-2 (closeencounter2)ontheHynek sys-tem.SilentAuctiondonations still neededThis years MUFON Symposium,like lastyear, will have the attractionofthe popular and successful Silent Auc-tion as a MUFON fundraiser.We need someinteresting items do-nated, such as signed or rare UFObooks, signed photos, vintage maga-zines, and other UFO items.If you can donate something, con-tact Tom Deuley, P.O. Box 29,Canutillo, TX 79835; email him attpdeuley@aol.com, or call him at 915-276-1314.8Part ThreeAF personnel say UFOsvisited ICBM sitesBy Robert L. Hastings@Copyright 3006 Robert L. &tin@ All RightsReserved. This materid may not be published. po5tt.d.rewrinen or redistributed.Editors Note: This is Part Threeof Hastings research in which per-sonnel relate incidents involvingUFOs at the nations ICBM andnuclearfacilities.TSgt. Jeff Goodrich (USAFRet.)--Former team chief of missilehandling, 341" Maintenance Squadron.Malmstrom AFB. MT:Goodrich statesthat on Feb. 2, 1996.he and an oficer. whom I will not iden-tify here, observed a loose formationof fivetriangular-shapedobjects flyingaboveGreat Falls. MT. which is locatedjust west of Malmstrom.At the time of the sighting. both hadbeen workingat the Missile RollTrans-fer Building,a remotesite located somemiles from the main base.When first sighted,the objects wereabout 75 degrees above the horizon.They made no sound that the two mencoulddiscern,andleft nocontrails.Dueto distanceand glare, no surface detailwas visible on any of the craft.Goodrichnoted thatthe objectsflewin unison,moving slowlyfromnorth tosouth. On two occasions, all five ap-peared motionless for 10-15 seconds.After thesecondhover,theobjectssud-denly accelerated,made a sweepingarcto the southwest,and soondisappearedoverthe horizon.Goodrich estimated the objects al-titude to be 15-20,000feet. This guesswas based, in part, on statementsmadeto him by personnel working atMalmstroms air traffic control tower.After contacting them, he had beentold thatnothing outof theordinaryhadbeen detected on radar at the time ofthe sighting-but was also told that theMUFON UFO Journaltowerdidnt trackaircraftabove 10,000feet.Immediately after contacting thebases air traffic control tower,Goodrich called Great Falls Interna-tional Purport.Thecontrollerstherealsodeniedtrackingunknown aircraftat thetime of his sighting.Given that Goodrich ,reported theUFOs shape to be triangular, someskeptics might say that he and the of-ficerhad merely observed a flightof F-117A"stealth" fighter-bombers.Dueto itsuniquedesign,an airborneF-117A can appear, from certainangles, to be nearly triangular. More-over, the aircrafts stealth capabilitywould explain why the flight had notbeen tracked on radar.However, because Goodrich is cer-tain that he and the officer had twiceJune 2006
  • 9. observed all fiveobjects briefly hover-ing, this prosaic proposal would seeman unlikely solution. The F-117Ais anamazing aircraft, but it cannot remainmotionless in the air.Furthermore, Goodrich describedtheUFOs asbeing bright white incolorand occasionally exhibiting glare astheir position varied in relation to thesun.An F-1l7Ais painted flat black andappears dark against the sky, under alllighting and atmosphericconditions.Jeff included two hand-drawn dia-grams of the objects in his report aboutthe sighting. The first one depicts theirpositions relative to one another in thesky.The second illustrates each objectsshape-an isosceles triangle-with twosidesof equal length.Thethird, shorterside was on the trailing edge of eachobject as it flew.I asked Goodrich if he could deter-mine whether the UFOs had flown orhovered over ICBM facilities at anytimeduringthe sighting.He repliedthatafter the objects turned southwest, andleft the city limits, they would havebrieflypassed overtheIndiaFlightmis-silefield.However, he said that it did not ap-pear that they had lingered in that vi-cinity. Instead, they continued tomove steadily away, and eventuallyfaded from view.(It should also be noted that whentheobjectsapproachedGreatFalls,theyhad to have flown over other missilefields located north of the city. How-ever, I am not aware of any informa-tion currently available to suggest aclose-proximity incident at any ICBMLCF or LF, related to the sighting.)F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming(1965):Comment:Beginning at 1:30AM onAug. 1,1965,variouspersonnel atF.E.; Warren AFB, WY-including the baseLcommander-telephoned theAirForcesI UFO Project Blue Book at Wright-Patterson AFB to report several UFO sightings atWarrens Minuteman mis-sile sites.The officer who fielded and loggedthe telephone calls to Blue Book thatnight was a Lt. Anspaugh. A memo-randum summarizing these telephonecalls was published in 1972 by Dr. J.Men Hynek,thecivilianscientificcon-sultant to the project, in his book TheUFOExperience: A Scientijk Inquiry.Inserted below are the verbatim en-tries in Lt. Anspaughs memo:"1:30 AM-Captain Snelling, of theU.S. Air Force command post nearCheyenne,Wyoming,calledto say that15to 20 phone callshad been receivedat the local radio station about a largecircular object emitting several colorsbut no sound,sightedoverthecity.Twoofficersandoneairmancontrolleratthebase reported that after being sighteddirectly over base operations, the ob-ject had begun to move rapidly to thenortheast."2:20 AM-Colonel Johnson, basecommander of Francis E. Warren AirForceBase,nearCheyenne,Wyoming,calledDaytonto saythat thecommand-ing officer of the Sioux Army Depotsaw five objects at 1:45 AM and re-ported an alleged configuration of twoUFOs previously reported overE Site."At 1.49 AM members of E flightreportedlysawwhat appearedto be thesame [formation]reported at 1.48Ah4by G flight. Two security teams weredispatchedfromE flight to investigate."2:50 AM-Nine more UFOs weresighted, and at 3:35AM Colonel Will-iams,commandingofficerof the SiouxArmy Depot at Sydney, Nebraska, re-ported five UFOs going east."4:05 AM-Colonel Johnson madeanotherphone calltoDayton to saythatat 4 AM Q flight reported nine UFOsin sight;four to the northwest, three tothe northeast, and two over Cheyenne."4:40 AM-Captain Howell, AirForce Command Post, called Daytonand Defense Intelligence Agency toreport that a Strategic Air CommandTeam at Site H-2 at 3 AM reported awhite oval UFO directly overhead."Later Strategic Air Command Postpassed the following: Francis E. War-ren Air Force Base reports (Site B-43:17 AM)-A UFO 90 miles east ofCheyenne at a high rate of speed anddescending-oval and white with whitelineson its sidesand aflashingred lightin its center moving east; reported tohave landed 10miles east of the site."3:20 AM-Seven UFOs reportedeast of the site."3:25 AM-E Sitereported sixUFOsstacked vertically.3.27 AM-G- 1reported one ascend-ing, and at the same time E-2 reportedtwo additional UFOs had joined theseven for a total of nine."3:28 AM-G- 1reported a UFO de-scending further,going east."3:32 AM-The samesitehas a UFOclimbing and levelingoff."3:40 A M 4 Sitereported oneUFOat 70 azimuth and one at 120 .Threenow came from the east, stacked verti-cally, passed through the other two,with all five heading west."(End of summary.)Airman 2nd Class Robert R.Thompson-Former air policeman,809th Combat Defense Squadron, atF.E. Warren AFB, WYThompsonstatesthat he was on dutyat the Quebec Flight Launch ControlFacility one night in 1965when he gota telephone call fromthe undergroundlaunch capsule.The missile combat crew com-mander asked Thompson and his part-ner to walk outside and look straightup. Thinking this was a joke of somekind, the two air policemen neverthe-less complied.Directly overhead, Thompson saweight stationary lights, much brighterand larger than stars, grouped togetherin four pairs. Due to their altitude andbrilliance, it was not possible to deter-minetheobjects shapeor otherdetails.Thompson said that one light even-tuallyleftitspositionandbegan to roamamongthe others,moving slowlyfrompair to pair. He andhis partner watchedthe mysterious aerial formation forabout 10minutes before reporting thesighting to the missile commander.In response, Thompson was in-formed that NORAD, located atChey-enne Mountain, CO, had earlier noti-fied FE Warren that its radars weretracking eight unknown objects hover-ing in the vicinity of the Quebeclaunchcontrol site.Apparently Warrens CommandCenter had called the LCF and askedthe missile commander to verify theirpresence.SaidThompson, "I wasnt surewhatwe were seeing until I reported back tothe launch commander. When he toldJune 2006 MUFON UFO Journal
  • 10. me of the report of UFOs from Chey-enneMountain,Icouldtellby his voicethat he wasnt joking."Thompson statesthathe and hispart-ner were never debriefed.or warned toremain silentaboutthe incident, but henever again mentioned it to the missilecommander.Perhapssigruficantly,the Blue Bookmemoranduminsertedabove may lendcredence to Thompsons report. Spe-cifically,thisentry:"4:05 AM-Colonel Johnson madeanotherphonecall to Daytonto say thatat 4 AM Q flight reported nine UFOsin sight; four to the northwest. three tothe northeast,and twooverCheyenne."However. because Thompson can-not rememberthedateof his own sight-ing at "Q." or Quebec Flight, it may ormay not have been the same incidentnoted above.In any event. Thompsons sightingwas not the last UFO incident to be re-ported at Quebec Flight during thatperiod. Less than a week later, he hadbeen approachedby anotherindividualin his unit and told about a far moredramatic incident."We worked three days on, threedays off," Thompson said, "One crewwould relieve the other. Shortly afterthe sighting, when my crew returnedto the LCF, an acquaintance came upand told me that while we were off-duty, he had been involved in anotherUFO sighting, at one of Q-Flightslaunchfacilities."According to this individual, he andhis partner had been on stake-out dutyone night, and were sitting in a Secu-rityAlert Team (SAT)camper that wasparked next to the missile silo. With-out warning,the vehiclebegan to shakeviolently.He quickly leaned his head out thewindow and saw a large, very brightlightsilentlyhoveringdirectlyabovethecamper.After a few seconds, the shak-ing ceased and the light rapidly de-parted.The SAT guard went on to tellThompson that he and his partner hadlater been debriefed by an OSI agentand ordered not to talk about the inci-dent.However, in spite of this warning,he had nevertheless felt compelled tocompare notes with Thompson, whoseown UFOexperiencehad occurred lessthan a week earlier, and was commonknowledge among the missile guardsat Quebec Flight.After hearing this strange story,Thompson approached the Non-Com-missionedOfficer In Charge (NCOIC)who had been on duty at Quebec thenight of the camper incident and askedhim to verify it.To his surprise, the NCOIC did so.Furthermore,he toldThompsonthathehad personally seen the UFO as it hov-ered over the LF."The launch facilityin question wastheonelocatedclosestto theLCF," saidThompson. "Even though it was five,maybe six,miles away,theNCOIC toldme that on the night of the incident hehad seenan extremelybright lighthov-ering over its location."Thompson said that he later heardthat the UFO activity at various mis-sile flights had continued for about amonth.Comment: Although the bizarre re-port involving the camperis strikinglysimilarto a scenein StevenSpeilbergs1977 movie, Close Encounters of theThirdKind, UFOresearchersJimKlotzand Tom Tulien have heard a nearly-identical account from a former USAFmissile guard who was stationed atMinot AFB, ND, in 1968.Airman 2ndClass Terry Stuck-Former Air Policeman, 809th CombatDefense Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB,WY:Stuck states that one morning in thesummer of 1965, while reporting forduty at the Oscar Flight LCF, he wasinformed about a UFO sighting by thedepartingnight-shiftguards."The nightteam had observed fast-moving lightsor objects," said Stuck,"vehicles mov-ing with incredible speed."Apparently,duringthe shift-changethe departing security team leader alsoinformed the arriving missile com-mander about the UFOs. Stuck over-heard the exchange."The OIC (Officerin Charge) was acaptain-I dont recall his name," saidStuck. "I doremember him sayingthathe had been a pilot in Korea and hadobserved UFOs and had reported theincident. He said they had sent him tothe base psychiatrist and had basicallyput a stop on advancements in his ca-reer."The moral of this story was clear toStuck and the departing security teamleader: be careful what you report, be-cause there may be repercussions.Stuck did not know whether the teamleader had ever filed an official reportabout the incident.MUFON UFO Journal June 2006
  • 11. .Inany event, the Oscar Flight UFOsightingincidentisnot mentionedintheProject Blue Book memorandum in-serted above. Perhaps it took place onanother date during that period,or per-haps it did indeed occur on Aug.1,butwent unreported.A few days afterthese events, Stuckhad his own UFO sighting, again at theOscar FlightLCF. "The observations,"he recalled, "were .actually made infront of the launch control security fa-cility which was at ground level, fac--ing the access gate of the main launchcontrolfacility."I was never able to determine thesize or shapes [of the UFOs]. When Isaw them, they were at extreme dis-tances and were doing right [angle]turns at unbelievable speeds. I neverheard any sounds."F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming(1973-74):1" Lt. Walter F. Billings-FormerMinuteman ICBM launch officer(deputy missile combat crew com-mander), 90th Strategic Missile Wing,F.E. Warren AFB, WYI have inserted below excerpts fromBillings first letter to me, with a fewclarifications (in parentheses) and mi-nor modifications relaGng to grammarand punctuation:"Dear Mr. Hastings,"I arrived at F.E. Warren AFB inCheyenne,Wyoming,inlateJanuary of1972fromVandenburgAFB [whereI]had been trained in Minuteman I. Af-ter further training at F.E. Warren [I]was sent with the operations crews asa deputy missile commander and as-signedto asquadronforthetypicaldutyas a 2nd lieutenant."I was later trained as a training of-ficer for the [missile] wing in Minute-man I, which encompassed assistingnew arrivals in training and runningsimulators, and other duties. [Thesewere] the standard duties until thei springof 1973."As a first lieutenant, along with somany others, [I]went back to schoolat1F.E. Warren to learn the new Minute-! man 111system that was to be installedduring the year of 1973.After training!I and evaluations, alert duties were as-i signedfor the new system to those thathad completed their training."We were to go on alerts as the newmissile system was installed. In thosedays, F.E.Warren had 200 missiles onalert and was very active. I am afraidthat the dates that I will provide aresomewhat vague."I wrote my experiences for a pub-lication in this arena back in Septem-ber, 1993,and even then thedates werenot exact.Also, someof the missile ter-minologymay not be exact. I have for-gotten some of the terms. I am sorrythat Idid not keep a private log of theseevents, back when they occurred.The firstevent took place in the fallof 1973.Overhalf of theLCCs (LaunchControl Centers) had been convertedtoMinutemanIIIby thistime,andI wason alert at Golf LCC. It was late atnight.TheUHFradiolinking alltwentyLCCs opened up with urgent talk fromIndia LCC."In those days, the UHF radio wasturned on, at all times, and if one LCCspoke to their SAT (Security AlertTeam) or other LCCs. all twenty LCCsheard the conversation."After the India crew received anOuter Security Zone [alarm] on one oftheir missiles, and sent their SATcrewout for the standard investigation trip,we began to hear over the radio theevents that developed."From the UHF radio communica-tion between the SAT and the IndiaLCC crew, as we listened, we heardthat as the truck was heading to themissile silo, the Inner Security Zone[alarm] had been tripped at the silo."Upon arrivingnear the subjectsilo,the SAT team observed a bright UFOhovering abovethe silo.TheLCC crewadvised the SAT team to proceed nofurther and to observe only."Approximately a minute later, theUFOmovedoff slowlyforseveralthou-sand feet, and then sped off at a highrate of speed. The conversation be-tween theIndiaLCC crew and the SATteam was heard by 19otherLCC crewson duty that night."Upon relief by the next crew andupon return to F.E. Warren AFB, allcrewson dutythatnightwereinformedthat they would not speak to civiliansor the news media about what they hadheard on the UHFradio. Severe penal-ties were mentioned for those that didnot heed this warning."We, the LCC crews in general, be-gan to hear rumors and stories fromother officers in operations and main-tenancethat SACheadquartersatOffutAFB had sent the OSI (USAF Officeof SpecialInvestigations)to investigatethis incidentby helicopter."The India crew of that night wouldnot speak of the incident at all. Therewere storiesfrom missile maintenancethat the missile in question had beencarefullyexaminedand that they foundthe target tapes (which guide the H-bomb warheads to their targets) on thethree warheads had supposedly beenerased that night by the UFO."Needless to say, I only heard thatthese things had occurred. These sto-ries were told between missile guysover thefollowingweek, but they werereliable people who did not speak tociviliansor thepress aboutthis subject.However, the squadron commanderswarned us, again, not to speak of theincident.The secondincidentinvolved an en-tiremissilemaintenancecrew,Ibelievesix enlisted men and one officer. Thisalso occurred in late 1973. A Minute-man 111missile was being worked onfor some routine problem during oneof those late fall nights."A UFO was observed by the entiremaintenance crew.TheUFO appearedto be watching the work, and was seenfor a fullfive minutesasit maneuveredclose to the missile silo. This was toldtomeby amissilemaintenance 1stlieu-tenant, approximately three days afterthe incident occurred."The third incident took place in .early spring of 1974.As I was arrivingat CharlieLCC in themorningwith mycaptain to begin an alert duty,we weretold by the staff sergeantand two secu-rity police who had been on duty thatnight of the strangething that had hap-pened."They told us that a UFO had actu-ally landed near the LCC and had beenobserved by the three, and that aminute-by-minute report had beengiven to the operations crew down-stairs."When we asked about this, as wewere relieving the LCC crew for ourdutyto begin,they would not talk aboutIJune 2006 MUFON UFO Journal
  • 12. it with us. I heard a few days later thatthe staff sergeant was in some-sortoftrouble for speaking to us about whathe saw, and that the OSI was again in-volved."While I was in SAC, I personallywas not directly involved with a UFOincident while on duty. However, dur-ing June of 1974, while on a campingtrip in Dubois, WY, with three otherlieutenants, we observed a UFO flyingrelativelylow."It was similar to the ones that weredescribed to us in the abovethree inci-dents. Since all four of us were AirForce lieutenants, we knew that thislow-flying object was not an aircraft.From that time forward, I have had aninterest in this subject and have readsome on the subject as well."I can tell you that these three inci-dents at F.E.Warren AFB did occur. Itwas a long time ago, and I am suremany otherthingshavehappenedsince.I have not been able to find any writtenstatements of these three incidentssince."This could be because there was avery good cover-up of the situation atthat time, or they were not deemed im-portant enough tobotherwith.Though,I doubt that the latter is true."I have always wondered as to whatreally happened to the missile that hadthe UFO hovering above it, and if thewarhead target tapes had really beenerased."I wish you good luck on any re-searchthat you may do on this subject.I doubt that you will receive any helpfromthose that might know the truth. Iam sure that the cover-up that I ob-served many years agois still in effect.Thank you for your interest:"Sincerely,"Walter F. Billings"1011812002"Comment: In an effort to obtain aninformedperspectiveon Billings state-ments, I forwarded his letter to retiredUSAF Lt. Col. Philip Moore, who, in1978-79, had been the commander ofthe 321" StrategicMissile Squadron atF.E. Warren AFB.Moore found the lettertobe entirelycredible. In an e-mail to me, dated 6112/05, he wrote, "Billings statementis totally believable, and his support-ing facts arecorrectin spiteof his dates months, maybe more like a year," afterand terminology caveats." the Cuban Missile Crisis of October,However, I also sent the letter to . 1962, when the squadron had beenanother former Minuteman missilelaunch officer who skeptically ques-tioned Billings use of the term "targettapes" when describingtheMinutemanJIIs guidance system.(Whde the Min-utemanI missile utilized suchtapes, theMinuteman I11did not.)When I asked Mooreto commentonthis particular discrepancy, he replied,"[Regarding] Billings use of tapes torefer to the maintenance part of the[guidance]system,the old tape systemwas replaced by a plug-in unit system."I thinkIremember that Billingswasat F.E. Warren at the time MMI wasdeactivatedandMMIIIreplacedit,hav-ing served in MMI and retrained inMMIII. Old terminology dies a slowdeath and the new system was oftenreferred to as the tapes for awhile af-ter MMIII was in-place, until the old-timers got used to the new terminol-ogy."Lt. Col.Moores own ICBM-relatedUFO experience is discussed in theWalker AFB section of this article.Walker AFB, NM, 1963-65:Comment: Florida Today newspa-per columnist Billy Cox conducted theinitialinterviewswith Jerry Nelson andGene Lamb. His article, "UFOs HauntMissile Crew," was published in June2001.1" Lt. Jerry C. Nelson-FormerAtlas ICBM launch officer (deputymissile combat crew commander),579th Strategic Missile Squadron,Walker AFB, NM:Nelson states that on several occa-sions,while onalertin theundergroundlaunch capsule at Atlas Site 9, missileguards at ground-level had franticallyreported a silent,very brightUFOhov-ering over the site.As he told Florida TodaycolumnistBilly Cox, "The guards were scared.Theseobjectswouldhoveroverthesiloand shinelights down on them withoutmaking any noise."Nelson told me that he had person-ally been involved in "probably morethan thee but fewer than ten" such in-cidents over a period of a month or so.He also remembered that thesightings had occurred "at least sixplaced on high-ales.Oddlyenough,when Nelson notifiedthe missile squadrons Command Postabouttheincidents,hisreportsmet withapparentindifference.Onlymuch laterdid he learnthat agentsfromthe Officeof Special ~nveiti~ationhad inter-Iviewedanotherindividualregardinghisknowledge of a similar incident. 11"Lt. Philip Moore-Former At- Ilas ICBM launch officer (deputy mis- ,sile combat crew commander), 579thStrategic Missile Squadron, WalkerAFB, NM:Moore, who retired as a lieutenantcolonel, states that one night in the fallof 1964, while on alert in the launchcapsuleat Atlas Site7,his missile com-mander,Maj. Dan Gilbert, received anextraordinarycallfromoneof their"sis-ter sites," either Site 6 or Site 8.The commander at the other site re-ported that an extremely bright lightwas repeatedly hovering directly overthe site, racing away, returning, andhovering again.Apparently,one of theenlisted men at the site, perhaps thesecurity guard, had observed this ac-tivity andreportedit tothemissilecom-mander.Moore states that some of Site 7sown enlisted men, includingTech.Sgt.Jack Nevins, were ordered up to the"silo cap" to monitor the situation.Moore states, "They reported theUFOzoomingfromthedirectionof Site6 to the direction of Site 8 and hover-ing for awhile at the end of the move-ment.. .They alldescribedit asa silentlightthat moved extremely rapidly-instantgo and instant stop, no getting up tospeed or slowing down."The common comment I remem- Iber was that everyone thought it was aUFO, and that it washovering directlyover Sites 6 and 8 and nowhere else. 4Thus, it was specifically interested inthose sites."Moore states that the Site 7 crewwere never debriefed and neverwarnednot to discuss the incident. "In otherwords," he said, "there was no officialdiscussion or acknowledgment."Continued next month.MUFON UFO Journal June 2006
  • 13. Part Two-conclusionUpdate on 1976 Iranian jet chaseBy Bruce Maccabeec 2006Editors Note:Thisis theconclusionof the article in the May Journal.The secondjet chaseThe jet-UFO chase described lastmonth occurred over a period of about10minutes. At 1:40AM. Youssefi or-dered a second scramble. (Henry wasjust getting back to sleep when he wasrudely awakened for the second time!)Almost immediately the pilot of thesecond craft was in communicationwith Pirouzi, who reported that the pi-lotsaid he could seethe UFOfrom 100miles away.The jet flew toward the object,which, accordingto Pirouzis recollec-tion of the pilot report, changed direc-tion rapidly and forced the plane tochase it in a circular path.According to the Air Force teletypemessage, based on the interview of thesecond pilot the following day, the"backseater acquireda radar lock on at27 nm, 12oclock high position, withthe VC (rate of closure) at 150mph.As the range decreased to 25 nm theobject moved away at a speedthat wasvisibleon theradar scopeand stayedat25 nm."[Comment: to decreasethedistanceby 2 nm when the rateof closureis 150nm/hrwould requireabout48 seconds.Apparently the VC decreased as theobject sped up, meaning that the lock-on period wasdefinitelylongerthan 48seconds.]The AF teletype message furtherstates, "The size of the (radar) returnwas comparable to a 707 tanker. Thevisualsizeof the objectwas difficulttodiscernbecauseof itsintensebrilliance.The lightthatitgaveoff wasthatofflashingstrobelightsarrangedin arec-tangular pattern and alternating blue,green,red,andorangeincolor.These-quenceof the lights was so fast that allthe colors could be seen at once."The plane tried to pursue the objectwhile flying south of Tehran. Accord-ing to Pirouzi, the pilot reported thathe couldnt easily follow the track ofthe object be-cause it wouldchange its posi-tion very fast, ap-pearing at one lo-cation and thensuddenly at an-otherlocation.This was thesame sort of sal-Maccabee tatory (jumping)motion thatPirouzi had seen when he first saw theobject. But then things started to "heatup."Chaser becomes the chasedAs the secondjet attempted to closeon the object, it suddenly emitted asmaller bright object, and this objectheaded toward thejet.According to the Air Force teletypemessage, "The objectand thepursuingF-4 continued a course to the south ofTehran when another brightly lightedobject estimated to be 112 to 113 theapparent size of the moon came out ofthe originalobject.This second object headed straighttoward the F-4 at a very fast pace. Thepilot attempted to fire an AIM-9 (heatseeking)missileattheobject,but atthatinstant his weaponscontrol panel wentoff and he lost all communications(UHFand intercom).At this point thepilot initiateda turnand a negative G dive to get away. Ashe turned,the objectfell in trail at whatappeared to be about 3-4 nm. As hecontinued in his turn away from theprimaryobject,thesecondobjectwentto the inside of his turn and then re-turned to the primary object for a per-fectrejoin."According to Pirouzi, the plane andthe second object passed over the air-port at the time that the plane lost com-munication.Thepilot reported that ev-ery time he got close his electronicsys-tems "went crazy," so he was about togiveup thechaseand land atMehrebadwhen the object emitted a secondaryobject, as described in the previousparagraph.The pilot reported toPirouzi thatthesecondary object started heading to-ward the airplane. At this time the pi-lot was approaching the airport, andPirouzi and the others at the controltower sawthis happening.According to Pirouzi, "I saw thislight for the first time, though only fora few seconds" after it first appeared.As theplane went "screaming" overtheairport, Pirouzi and the others saw adark rectangular form almost "sitting"on top of thejet.Itwas ataboutthistimethat thecom-munications were lost, cut off in mid-sentence. The plane then went into adivingturn,andit wasnt untiltheplaneand object were over Saveh, about 15miles southof the airport,that commu-nications were re-established.Then the pilot reported to Pirouzithat the second object had broken offthe chase and was traveling within afew meters of the first. Then he re-ported that they had rejoined, as de-scribed above.A falling light~ c c o r d i n ~to the Air Force teletypemessage, "Shortly afterthe second ob-ject joined up with the primary object,another objectappeared to come out ofthe other sideof the primary object go-ing straightdownatahigh rateof speed.TheF-4 crew had regained cornmu-nicationsand theweaponscontrolpaneland watched the object approach theground anticipating a large explosion.This object appeared to come to restgentlyontheearthandcastaverybrightlight over an area of about 2-3 kilome-ters." According to a newspaper re-June 2006 MUFON UFO Journal 13
  • 14. port, the pilot estimated the sizeof thissmaller object to be about 4.5 m in di-ameter.According to Pirouzi, the pilot re-ported that the smaller object hadlandedneararefineryin theareaknownas Rey, and the pilot said that it hadsuch a powerful light that he could seealmosteverydungonthegroundfortwomiles around.Pirouzi said thathe and the others atthecontroltower sawthedescentof thesmaller lighttobject, but could not seewhere it landed because of obscuringbuildings. He could see the glow nearthe refinery.The Air Force message says, "Thecrew descended from their altitude of26,000 ft to 15,000ft and continued toobserveandmark theobjects position.Theyhad somedifllculty adjustingtheirnight visibilityfor landing.[Note: this could be evidence ofthe great brightness of the object; theirnight vision problem would be likelookingatthebrightfull moonformanyseconds or a minute and then trying tosee stars in the dark sky at a distanceaway from the moon.]"So, after orbiting Mehrebad a fewtimes they went out for a straight-inlanding. There was a lot of interfer-ence in the UHF, and each time theypassed through a magnetic bearing of150deg from Mehrebad they lost theircommunications (UHFand intercom),andtheINS [inertialnavigationsystem]fluctuated from 30 to 50 degrees.The one civil airliner that was ap-proaching Mehrebad during this sametimeexperiencedcommunicationsfail-ure in the samevicinity (KiloZulu),butdid not report seeing anything."According to Pirouzi, the F-4 wasobserving the main UFO as it orbitedover the landed UFO light. The pilotsaid there was so much light he couldsee the stoneson the ground. "It is likedaytime," he told Pirouzi.AccordingtoPirouzi, thegeneralor-dered the pilot to descend to 6,000 ft,halfway between the primary objectabove and the ground below, but whenthe pilot got to within 15 miles of theUFO he lost all navigational aids.Then the generalorderedthe pilotto14shootdowntheprimary object,but thenhis firing control panel went dead.Thepilot wasfindingvery strongin-terference on the radio and also re-ceived emergency signals, as had theprevious pilot. Finally,running out offuel,thepilot headed forMehrebad andlanded as described above.Duringthefinaldescentthepilot sawsomething, also. According to the AirForce message, "While the F-4 was ona long final approach,thecrew noticedanothercylinder-shaped object (aboutthe size of a T bird at 10,000 ft) withbright steady lights on each end and aflasher in the middle."[Note:thisiscomparabletoPirouzisfirst sightingof the object.]"When queried,thetower stated thatthere was no other known trafficin thearea. During the time that the objectpassed over the F-4 the tower did nothave a visual on it, but picked it up af-ter the pilot told them to look betweenthe mountains and the refinery."According to Pirouzi,it was about4AM when the original UFO climbedupward and disappeared from view.The next day, according to the AirForce message, "the F-4 crew wastaken out to the area in a helicopterwheretheobjectapparentlyhad landed.Nothing was noticed at the spotwhere they thought the object landed(a dry lake bed), but asthey circled offto the west of the area they picked up avery noticeable beeper signal.At the point where the return wasthe loudest was a small house with agarden. They landed and asked thepeople within if they had noticed any-thing strange last night. The peopletalked about a loud noise and a verybright lightlike lightning.The aircraft and area where the ob-ject is believed to have landed are be-ing checked for possible radiation.More information will be forwardedwhen it becomes available."[Note: there are no further US AirForce memoranda on this case. Thatdoes not mean that there was no fur-ther investigation by the USAF or theMIAccording to the newspapers, thelocal police were notified when theMUFON UFO Journalsmaller object landed, and they begana search for it. -However,the result ofthis searchandany otherinvestigationswere never published.The reactionThe fact that two jets were orderedto chase a flying something-or-otherisundisputed. The jet chases occurred Iearly Sundaymorning, Sept. 19,1976,and were reported in the next daysnewspaper. IDuring the sameday as a follow-upnewspaper story appeared (Sept. 2I),there was a bold attempt at a cover-up,apparently organized by "an officialsource."The aftermathThepilots were interviewedthe nextday. The Military Assistance and Ad-visory Group (MAAG), in the personof Lt. Col. Mooy, sat in on the inter-view of the second pilot who landed atMehrebad. (Only a second hand, andvery shortened, version of the firstpilots story was available to Col.Mooy.)Thisinterview formsthe core of theofficial teletype message that was sentto many USA militaryand intelligenceagencies, including the Chief of Staffof the Air Force (CSAF), the Chief ofNaval Operations (CNO), the Chief ofStaff of the Army (CSA), the CentralIntelligenceAgency (CIA),theNationalSecurity Agency (NSA), the WhiteHouse, the Secretary of State(SECSTATE), the Deputy Under-sec-retary of Defense (DEPSECDEF) andothers.Col. RolandEvans wrotean evalua-tion of the report, dated Oct. 12, 1976:1)An outstanding report: this caseis a classic which meets all the criterianecessary for a valid study of UFOphenomena.a.The object was seen by multiplewitnessesfromdifferentlocations(i.e.,Shemiran, Mehrebad, and the dry lakebed) and viewpoints (both airborneandfromthe ground).b.The credibilityof many of the wit-nesses was high (an Air Force general,qualified aircrews, and experiencedtower operators).~ . ~ s u a lsightingswereconfied byradar.June 2006
  • 15. Object as it appeared infinal sighting.d. Similar electromagnetic effects(EME)were reportedby three separateaircraft. [Note: this refers to the elec-tromagnetic interference reported bythejets and the commercial airliner]e. There were physiological effectson some crew members (i.e., loss ofnight vision dueto thebrightness of theobject).f. An inordinate amount of maneu-verability was displayed by the UFOs.Thereportevaluationformindicatedthat the reliability of the informationwas "confirmed by other sources" andthe valueof the informationwas "High(Unique,Timely and of Major Signifi-cance)." The information would be"Potentially Useful" as "Current Intel-ligence."Self-repairingelectronicsRemember Henry, who was rudelyawakened as the jets took off at highspeed? Henry was a WestinghouseCorporation avionicsengineerstationedat Shaharoki AFB, where he partici-pated with the IIAFin maintaining theoperation of the radar and other elec-tronics in the F-4jets.He told me in an interview in 1982that during the first couple of days af-terthefirstjet landed at ShaharokiAFT3he was not allowed to examine the air-plane. The Iranians checked the op-eration of the electronics and told himthey found no problem.The same thing happened atMehrebadwherethe secondjet landed.Bob, another Westinghouse avionicsengineer, was not allowed to examinethe jet for several days after the inci-dent.However, the Iranians did examineJune2006it during the day after itlanded. and subse-quentlytold himthatev-erything was OK. Fourdays after the incidentHenry was allowed toexaminethe firstjet, andBob was allowed to ex-amine the secondjet.They could find noproblem with the avion-ics or radar. Henry toldme that there was nopossibility that the Ira-nians had switched radar systems(taken out the system used during thechase and replaced it with another sys-tem), because the Westinghouse engi-neers had kept track of the system se-rial numbers. The serialnumberswereall the same.Hence the Westinghouse engineershad to agree with the Iranians that thejet chasehad occurred,apparently,with"self-repairing" failures of the avion-ics on twojets when in the vicinity ofthe UFO.Bob told me that he had worked onradar systems such as on the F-4 formany years and had never had a self-repairing failuresuchasreported by theIranianpilots.Radar detectionsReferring to the radar detections,Bob said that the comparison of theradar return (thereflectionof radar sig-nal from a distant object) with the sizeof the return from a Boeing 707 indi-cated that the object was quite large.He said that a large return lasting asecond or two might have been aground return, but that any return last-ing 5secondsormore was not a groundreturn.According to the teletype message,"the backseater acquired a radar lockon at 27 nm, 12oclock high positionwith the VC (rate of closure) at 150mph.As therangedecreasedto 25 nrn, theobject moved away at a speed that wasvisibleon theradancope and stayedat25 nm."If therate of closurehad stayedcon-stant at 150nmlhr,it would have taken48 secondsforthe distance to decreaseMUFON UFO Journalfrom 27 to 25 nm. However, accord-ing to the pilot the VC decreased as theobject sped up, meaning that the lock-on period was definitelylongerthan 48seconds.ConclusionThe object which was seen and de-tected on airplane radar has not beenidentified. It must have been a sourceof considerable optical power becauseof the bright lights.Of more importance, it appeared toreact to the activities of thejets, and itappears to have taken defensive mea-suresagainstthejet by seriouslyaffect-ing thejet electronics (avionics).Although theAmericangovernmentclaims that there was no investigationfollowing the initial interviews of thepilots, the Iranians indicated that therewas further investigation.It seemsreasonablethatthere wouldhave been more investigation by theUSAFto try to determine the nature ofthe failureof the electronics.What could have affectedthe avion-ics at a distance of many miles fromeach jet? Would intense electromag-netic radiation beamed at a jet causetemporaryelectronics failure?How about a beamed "electromag-netic pulse" (EMP)? (EMP is a highstrength, very short pulse of electro-magnetic field that can cause tempo-rary orpermanentfailureof sometypesof electronics and computer systems.)Onething is certain,if the Americandefense and intelligence agencies hadthoughtthat this objectwas a Sovietjetcarrying some new defensivecapabil-ity to affect electronics at a distance,they would have spared no expense tofindouthow it wasdone and what phe-nomenon allowed for such awesomecapabilities.On the other hand, the lack of evi-dence that there was an investigationcould mean that there was none, andthis, in turn, could mean that the intel-ligence agencies realized that this wasnot a Soviet aircraft and, furthermore,thatit represented sometechnology farbeyond any earthly technology.And,realizing this, the intelligenceand defense agencies may have justdecided to "give up" and ignore it.
  • 16. By George FilerDirector. MUFON Eastern RegionNote: These reports are presented in or-der to keep readers informed of some of thevast number of sightings being reported.However,thesecases have not been officiallyinvestigated, unless noted.The secret KGB UFO filesProminent Sovietcosmonaut Pave1Popovich thesedays holds thepositionof honorary presi-dent of the Acad-emy of Informa-tional and Ap-plied Ufology.He had onceseen a UFOwhile flying in apassenger planefromWashingtonto Moscow.Pop-ovich says theobjectlookedlikeashiningtrianglethatpopped up out of nowhere, flew nearthe plane at about 1,000krn per hour,then vanished without a trace.Ln 1991Popovichobtained from theKGB the famous Blue Folder, whichfeaturesnumerousdescriptionsof UFOsightings,and reports on some (mostlyfailed) attempts taken by the militaryto catch the aliens.Nearly 40 years ago, back in 1968,13leading aircraft designers and engi-neers of a brand-new aircraft sectionof the Soviet Committee on SpaceTechnology and Exploration had for-warded a request to Soviet Prime Min-ister Alexei Kosygin to set up a specialorganization for the study of UFOs.A reply to the letter was signed byacademician Dr. Y. D. Shchukin: "Anumber of competent organizations ofthe Presidium of the USSR Academyof Sciences, in cooperation with thechief directorateof MeteorologicalSer-vice,DefenseMinistry,and a fewotheragencies, considered the issue of thenature of the so-called flying objects."The organizations involved in thestudyof theatmosphereand spacehavebeen instructed to register and do re-search on any cases of UFOs for iden-tificationpurposes."The USSR Academy of Sciencesis charged with general monitoring ofthephenomena, andthereforea specialorganization for the studyof UFOs isnot required."Vladirnir Azhazha, president of theAcademy of Information and AppliedUfology and keeper of the Blue Folder.says this response "was a real break-through. The authorities not only ac-knowledged theexistence of UFOs forthe first time, but also showed theirgreat interest in the issue."He adds, "The Blue Folder is a 124-page compilation of reports about en-counters with UFOs filed by civilianauthorities,military unit COs, and eye-witnesses. It took us a long time to getrid of some doubts before making thefolder public."While the cover letter in effect de-nies any special program by the KGBformonitoringUFOactivities,thecon-tents of the folder indicate the oppo-site.It is quite obvious that the Sovietsecretpolicelaunched thoughtfulinves-tigations in several cases. (Translatedby Guerman Grachev.)Six objects in New JerseyCAMDEN-"On thenight of April12,2006," says the witness,"at aroundmidnight, while looking through mywindow facing New Jersey, I saw sixbright, steady,non-blinkinglights, fly-ing in level flight, in a lineformation."They were moving slowly andabout 10-20degreeselevation,straightand bright. Brighter than any plane Ihave ever seen;brighter than any star IMUFON UFO Journalever seen.The lightsweretoo bright tomakeout any shape,but it was vaguelyspherical or possibly saucer."Texas trianplar objectSanAntonio-The witness reports,"On March 10,2006,I was driving onHighway 281 at 12:30 AM past theAlamoDomewhen alargebright whitelight caught my eye ahead in the skyabout 500feet high."I then saw the bottom of a triangu-lar-shaped object with red and bluelights on the three comers blinking. Iwatched it pass over. and turned at thenext exit. Theobject was now near thelookout tower. I turned around againand found a spot to park."But when Igot near the tower againon the highway there was a secondsmallercraftwith red and orangelights.Thecrafts top brightlightkept turningon and off randomly.The second craftcame straight towards me."I got scared as this smaller craftwith red and orange lights at the threecomersof itsbottom flew right overmelike the larger one did before. It had atop bright light,andchangeddirectionsandjoined the larger craft quite fast."I just kept taking turnarounds andwent in circles three times until theydisappeared going back and forthacross the highway. It is almost as ifthey were following me."About ten minutes later I was nearthe University of Incarnate Word, stillon Highway 281,when I sawthe smallred andorangecraftagain300feethigh.It proceeded to cross my path, givingme another view of its bottom."I took the next turnaround again,andwhen I gotbackitwas gone.Idrovea few more minutes before taking thenextturnaround,and thelargerblue andred craft had returned and was ap-proaching my left side until it got rightJune 2006
  • 17. overheadof me again.This time, how-ever,I saw abright beam of light shootout of the bottom of thecraft and pointeverywhere. It pointed its light at cars,buildings, and houses nearby."When it passed over, the light wasso bright I had to shield my eyes for asecond.It was searchingforsomething.It lookeddisc-shaped.I was scared andlost site of it at 1:40 AM."Thanks to Peter Davenport, Direc-tor, www.ufocenter.comNew Jersey movie theater UFOHanover -The witness phoned totell me she had seen a UFO as she leftthe local theater about 2 AM in Febru-ary, 2006. The object descended andwas movingathigh speedtowardthem.It had a triangle shape and was aboutthe size of a car. It flew just over thelamppost and waved or wobbled andflew off at high speed.New York pilot spots UFOLa Guardia-The wintess reports,"While Flying at FL340 (34,000 feet)westbound on a flight plan to KansasCity, performingdutiesassociatedwithmyjob as afirstofficer,I noticed averylarge strobe at my three oclock posi-tion and at an altitude of 20 to 30 thou-sand feet above us, tracking SSW. Noobject outline was seen."Its apparent speed was slow, in asouth direction. The object strobedonce every seven seconds as it movedin what appeared to be a straight line. Iasked the captainif he could seewhat Isaw,but fromhis seatingpositionin theaircraft, and the height of the sighting,he could not, and did not get out of hisseat."We turned down the DUs (Datadisplay units) in the aircraft to rule outany reflectionsfrominsidethecockpit.I called NY Center and asked them ifthey had any traffic or military traffic20 to 30 thousand feet above and be-hind us, and he indicated that he hadonly a Falconjet behind us goingnorth."The end of the sighting was about19:20hours Eastern Time. I dont be-lieve it was a satellite, since satellitesdont have strobes.The airtraffic con-troller indicated that he was not sur-June 2006prised at the sighting, as he receives stoppedworking."them from time to time. Severaldayslater,an unknown black"I could see no object,just a visible car was~arkednearhishouseall night.strobe.No positionlights.1alsothought A" anonymous military man called towhen I first saw the strobethat it could confirm the andbe a distant star going supernovae." that there was a report and even at-manks topeterD ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ O R C .temptsmadeto localizetheobjectswithradars.Cluster of lights in Mississippi"On April 3,2006, workingforUPS,I was out delivering packages and sawin the distance a cluster of bright lightsflashing in different colors," says thewitness. "It was around 8:30 PM, orso and was carried in the local news afew days later."It looked like a disco ball. And itwas still and made no noise. Then Iwent back to work, looking at it forabout a minute." Thanks toMUFON.com.A UFO was also detected overKonopnica severalmiles away.Thanksto: Piotr Cielebias: NOL, Polish UFOJournal.Triangularlights in CaliforniaPlaya Del Rey -"1 was having acigarette," says the witness, "lookingfor satellites,when I sawthreelightsina triangle shape, at 1:35 AM on April3,2006, moving faster and higher thanany plane Ive ever seen."I see a lot of planes as I live next toLAX. But these made no noise, noteven a delay of noise. As they went to-UFO filmed in Poland wards the horizon heading west, theobject changed shape, and two lightsLublin-OnFeb. 8y 2005, Dariusz went left (south) and disappeared. TheM- saw a strangeobjectsus- third stayed straight and disappeared."pended in the sky. After a while, an-other one appeared,sothe amazedwit-ness grabbed a video camera and be-gan recording. When he realized thatthe observed phenomenon was some-thing unusual, he phoned the localArmy base.The witness stated, "I was observ-ing two completely incredible flyingobjects." A military man ignored him,and said he had heard about similarthings onTV.After the call, the witness again be-gan filming and observing it with bin-oculars. Finally, he managed to take aone-minutelong video.UFOs hovered in the air, one aboveanotherfor about20minutes. Then oneflew away athigh speed,and after sev-eral secondsthe witnesslostit fromhisRectangle with Lights in NYCastleton -"A friend and I weredriving on Brookview Road," says thewitness, "when Inoticed anobjecthov-ering above the trees on April 5,2006."It wascloudyenoughthat you couldnot see any stars, and at first my friendthought it might be a helicopter, untilwe came closer and I could make outthe objects silhouette."We had our windows down, and itwas silent, soI knew even before I sawthe outline of the objectthat it was nei-ther a plane nor a helicopter."From what I could make out fromthe silhouette, the object was rectan-gular, with two red lights and a row ofwhite lights, one of which was flash-view.Theobserverdidnt noticethedis- m8,;appearance of the second craft. It did not have any lights on eitherside which would indicate wings on aThe UFOs were disc-sha~edand . . -- -~metallic in color. Dariusz adds, "I no- plane, and planes cannot hover. It wasticed, using my binoculars, a white hovering below the clouds and aboveglow emitting beams around the discs. thetreeline.Twoor threesecondslater,They werejoined togetherand seemed the object had vanished."to exchange energy." Thanks to MUFON.Hq.Following the sighting, Dariusz re-ported that "light bulbs in my house New Mexico Video of UFOwere broken, and my cell phone Lordsburg - BeriJie Medinawrites on Feb. 22, 2006, "We have aMUFON UFO Journal 17
  • 18. great dealof UFOactivity goingon dayandnight that Ramon Ortiziscapturingon video. We captured acloud-like ob-ject that was lighter than the sky,whensuddenly a strange maneuvering lightcameout of the cloud."The light hovered in the sky, andperiodically it changed shape, butstayedin theareaforoverfive minutes.Two maneuvering objects were cap-tured in this video."Ohio floating objectStryker -The witness reprots, "Iwas driving on Ohio Route 21191 onMarch 5,2005, on aclearcrispdaywithblue skies, and I noticed a disc-likeobject very high in the sky a couple ofmiles away."It wasclearlynot movinginanypar-ticulardirectionand actuallyseemed tobe keeping stationary.I noticed a planedirectlyabovewith contrailsand some-what near the object. But this objectwas not a plane."I would say definitely silver, and Iwould describeit asjust floating.Ikepta direct eye on it so I didnt lose sightof it as I kept driving. But in a virtualinstanttheobjectwasgonerightbeforeI hit the little town of Stryker."It blipped out on a clear day, andwould have taken extraordinary speedto vanish. One moment it was there,then gone."Three objects in PennsylvaniaQuakertown-The witness reprots,"I just witnessedthree silver round ob-jects around the sun on April 2,2006!We (my husband and I) were lookingup to check the chimney on our houseat 3:05 PM, and we saw these threeobjects darting across the sky right inline with the sun.They would docircles aroundeachother, then it seemed like they fusedtogether, and then would make whatlooked like an upside down triangle."They are still there as I write this.Our camera wouldnt be able to cap-ture it due to the fact that it is right inthe Suns rays, and the only way wecould actually see them was to blockthe rays by standing and looking in theshadow of our chimney.18"I have never seenanythinglikethisbefore.They lookliketoysplaying,andspinning around each other, then col-liding and separating to make this tri-angle formation. They were WAY upthere."I also saw to the right of them along, thin silver-shapedobjectthatjusthovered there and never moved. WishI could sendpictures,but Iwould swearthis on a stack of Bibles and take a liedetector test!Canada orb-likeobjectsChandler (Gaspesie,Quebec-"OnMarch 6,2006, at4 PM," saysthe wit-ness, "I was having tea in the kitchenwith my biological mother, and Iwanted to ask her about a UFO sight-ing she had the night I was conceived."I looked out the window and no-ticed the lightinthe sky,likesomethingfalling, but it moved slow enoughacrossthe sky and disappeared behindthe trees and houses."It took about 4 or5minutes to fadeout of sight. I took a few photos-thebest I could out of my upstairs bath-room window."I had a dream the day before thesighting of a big white orb floatingdown to earth. It looked like a whiteglowing globewith a map of the worldoutlined on it in sparkling diamonds."I ran in to get my camera and wentback out to take photos, and in the skywere littletwinkling goldenstarswhichmoved about and formed into a lionshead, then intothe shapeof the sphinx,then I was abruptly awakeMonthly statistical MUFONreport for March 2006:CMS continues to receive sightingreports from around the globe. InMarch, 2006, there were 97 sightingsreported to MUFON through CMS.There were two sightings fromCanada,and two from the UK. Therewere 88 from United States.To report sightings, be sure to enterthem manually intoCMS.To makethlshappen automatically, make sure yourlocal web site is at the CMS reportingformon www.mufon.com.MUFON UFO JournalDirectallcallsyou gettotheMUFONwebsitesothatwitnessescanentertheirownreport directlyinto CMS.InterestingdatapointsinCMSduringMarch 2006,aretheshapeof theUFOsreportedwhich wereasfollows:star-like23,circle21,disc 17,sphere15,Triangle12,boomerang and fireballs 6, and ci-gars 5.New Jersey and some other statesneed Field Investigators,as reports areflowingin.An expert opinion"Professor Goddard does not knowtherelationbetween actionandreactionand the need to have something betterthan a vacuum against which to react.He seems to lack the basic knowl-edgeladled out daily in high schools. "-New York Times editorial, 1921(aboutRobertGoddards revolutionaryrocket work)111 MUFON Forum 1))Strieber respondsThe UFO and close encounter phe-nomena are not necessarily aboutaliens. Nobody knows what they areabout.Nevertheless,your recent article[MUFON Forum, May, 20061 aboutme is ridiculously inaccurate, becauseonething they areobviously NOTaboutis the imagination.Must it be either aliens or imagina-tion? What stupidity, in the face of auniverseas wondrous,subtleand com-plex as the one in which we find our-selves.Statements attributed to AnneStrieberin yourarticlewerenevermadeby her. Glynnis McKay does not be-lieve that my encounters were imagi-nary andhas never saidthis to anybody.At no time did I or anybody associ-ated with me say that my claims wereimaginary. On the contrary,I continueto claim the opposite: my encounterswere physically real. Who they werewith is another story.I cant say aliensbecause I cant prove that, obviously.-Whitley StrieberJune2006
  • 19. PhvsicaI TracesBy Ted PhillipsMarley Woods, Part TwoLast month I described my investi-gation of a series of events at a ruralMissouri site involving strange lightsand a tank-like object. This month thecase becomes more involved, with amysterious force and ground traces.December 20,1998Thefirsteventsuggesting anunusual forcewith consider-able effect tookplace atthehomeof RR, which islocated 1,900feet SE of thecabin.W i t n e s s e saged ll,12, and45 were watch- Ted Philliping televisionwhen the 114 inch thick glass on thefront of their stereo cracked down themiddle vertically. No one in the housewas walking or moving around.Theywere startledby theloudcrack-ing sound, and ran across the livingroom to the stereo.Just as they reachedthe unit they all heard a terrific crash-ing sound at the opposite end of thehouse.They ran out the front door, thenaround the house to the garage locatedon the east side at ground level. Therethey found a junked truck against thegarage door with the tow bar penetrat-ing the door.The truck had been towed to thegraveVdirt drive and left 12feet fromthedoor with the front tow bar attachedand in a vertical position. The truck isa 4-wheel drive with no engine.RR had left the truck in gear, emer-gencybrakeon,and wheelslocked.Thetruck has a set of oversized, wide trac-tion tires,and the bed was fullof heavyparts.Thetruckhad been "pushed" 12feetwith the tires digging into the gravel/dirt drive for that distance, leavinggrooves indicating that the wheels hadnot turned during its trip to the door.Thetowbarhad dropped tothehori-zontal, penetrated the door, and wasthen thrown across the garage, a dis-tance of 20 feet. The witnesses report-edly tried to push the truckandcouldntmove it an inch.Obviously a considerable force wasrequired toperform thisaction.Of greatinterest is the lack of fresh dents ormarks to the rear of the truck, whichwould have indicated an impactor pres-sure point.RR.along with others at his home,has experienced several sightings ofaerial objects. and has video of some.Hetold of theeventonly afterthecabinowner askedhim if he had seentheoddlights.On an earlier occasion, MR was sit-ting with her dogjust west of thehouseat sunset when a small globe ap-proached from the southwest and de-scended to a point 30 feet away.As it hovered silently,sheran to thehouse. When she looked out the door,it was gone. The dog did not react tothe object.In 1999 RR saw a spinning globeless than three feet in diameter hover-ing just off the ground. As he ap-proached it with a flashlight it movedaway swiftly.When Ireturned forthe secondtime,the cabin owner had talked with otherpeople in the area and found somepre-1998sightingshad taken place.He andI talked with those witnesses and re-corded the following events.1960:South of the cabin property-D and J K, brothers, saw three"1ighted"discs moving toward themfrom the east. It was 10AM, and theywere in their front yard. The objectswere in a single file, made no sound,and weremoving directlytoward themand their house.The objects were about four feet indiameter, were light orange, and ap-peared to glow.When the objects wereabout 200 feet from them, D said itappeared theobjectsrealizedthey wereheading toward a house, and theyabruptly turned to travel back in thegeneral direction fromwhich they hadcome.He said they were no more than 100feet above a hickory tree in their yardwhen they turned back. J and D told noone about this for 40 years.1969: J A, age 70, a rancher andowner of a construction company and600acresdividedintothree farms,livesfive miles south of the cabin area. Hehad never told anyone (even his wife)about the event.This man is an extremely credibleindividual.The observation took placeon his thirdfarm,located 10milesnorthof the cabin area.J was chasing a runaway steer into awooded areaatdusk.He entereda longvalleywith scatteredtreesand a stream,and saw an object very low to theground entering the valley from thenorth.The object appeared as two saucersplaced rim to rim. It was about 9 feetin diameter and perhaps 5 feet thick.On theobjectrim there werefour whitelights. As the object traveled along thestream it would ascend vertically overtrees in its path.As it ascended,a whining soundwasheard and the four lights became verybright, lighting the ground below in astark, pure white light. As it droppedback to the lower flight path the lightswould dim and no sound was heard.Hecould seetheobjectquiteclearly,became frightened, and stood quietlywatching for several minutes as it con-June 2006 MUFON UFO Journal 19
  • 20. tinuedtofollowthevalley-passing himat a distance of 40 feet.It ascended over trees and droppedback down several times, each timewiththewhirringsoundandthebrighterlights. The object finally disappearedin the distance, still traveling the val-ley.He felt it was lookingfor somethingon the ground. The next day many ofthe trees along the objects path dis-played wilting leaves.1970: E B, caretaker of the cabin,told me of aneventonhis parents farm.Theyfoundnear theirhouseaburntringnine toten feetin diameter.Threeholeswere found inside the ring, forming atriangle.A numberof peoplewitnessedthering,but nophotographsweretaken.Summer, 1986:Three miles NE ofthe cabin a man, wife, and their fourdaughtersobservedfourbrightly glow-ing objects approaching their farmhome and descending to the ground.The objects were either very low tothegroundorlanded,andwerelessthan200 feet from the house. The childrenbecame frightened and crawled undertheir beds.The husband called a relative, ask-ing for help and describing the sceneoutside.Therelatives arrivedtofindtheobjects gone and the frightned familylocked in their home.Atthe-sitethey foundfourburntringsabout 20 feet in diameter and a greatdeal of plant damage. No photographswere taken and no report made.1989:Five miles south of the cabin,PH andher son anddaughter,then ages5 & 8, were in the area between thehouse and small sheds in evening twi-light. The daughter was on a trampo-line locatedjust behind the house, andthe son was standing by watching.P turned and walked a hundred feetor so when she heard the kids scream-ing. As she turned, she saw them run-ning toward her screaming and veryfrightened.P sawnothing,but asthekids calmeddown they both told her there was awhite circular object over the trampo-line and almost touching the upperbranches of a tree.There was no soundduring the time Pwas walking away.20The tree died within two weeks ofthe event. I talked with the son anddaughter. now teenagers. and they con-firmed the details. They both said theobject looked like a round cloud, purewhite in color with no sound.1988:J C,57,lives fivemiles north-east of the cabin. J and his wife ob-served a cigar-shaped object which hespotted over the field behind his houseat about 9 PM.The object was large, with what ap-peared to be several illuminated "win-dows." It hovered for 30 minutes pro-jecting a brilliant beam of light towardthe ground. It then landed briefly lessthan 200 feet away, ascended after afew seconds, and flew silently away ata rather flat angle.The next morning he and his sonsfound six imprints measuring 24by 30inches. The imprints showed the grassto be depressed, but not pressed intothe ground. No indication of massivepressure.Mid 1990s:Witness, 93, was coonhunting late at night in the NationalForest with his mule, who carried sup-plies, as they would go very deep inthe forest. It was a cool, clear nightwhen suddenlythe entirearea ahead ofhim was illuminated with a brilliant,pure white light.Just above the light was a huge cir-cular object, no sound, and no otherlights.The lightcame on "like an elec-tric lightswitchedon." Hecouldclearlysee every detail in the forest "as if itwas daylight."The object and light slowly movedacrosstheheavy woodsand went dark.Seconds later it came back on and wasseveral hundred feet away.Itcontinuedtolighttheareaforabouta minute, went out, and was not seenagain. He never went.coon hunting atnight again.October, 1997:witnesses 34 & 35,7.5miles east of the cabin. The couplewas driving home at night when theysaw three amber spheres or circularlights on a dark object.The lightswerebright,but softatthesame time. They were hovering verynear thegroundovertheroadjust aheadof them. As they closed on the object,MUFON UFO JournalD hit~hisbrakes and slid to a stop lessthan 300 feet fromthe display.As theystarted to get out of the car, the lightsvanished.1999: There were no reportedsightings after the 12120198event untilJan. 26,1999, when a large mediumamberobject was seenin thenorth sky.It appeared to be stationary and had atail underneath it (ice cream coneshape).Theobject was observed for45 sec-onds until a truck pulled up and turnedoff itslights.Theobjectdisappearedin-stantly.February, 1999: On Feb. 3, P H,locatedtwomileswestof thecabin,saidthat her son and daughter had run intothe house saying an orange globe oflight had come down very near them.March 1,1999:At the cabin, 7:30PM, cabin owner and wife. "We droveto my barn," he reports, "and as wewere stopping, I saw eight very brightamber lights across the northeasternsky.The lights were in a straight line,but on an incline."After thefirstlightsdisappeared wesaw a large, bright white light appearhighin theeastern sky.It hovered,thenmoved eastward in a very erraticpath.It stopped and started several times, aswell as up and down and spiral move-ments at tremendous speed."After this light disappeared in thedistance, we saw large lights in thenorthern and northeastern sky. Over aperiod of ten minutes, an almost con-tinual display began appearing."As the orange lights becamebrighter, smaller orange lights wereseen exiting and traveling away fromthe larger lights, some northerly andsome in an easterly direction."March9,1999:at the cabin, ownerand wifedrovetothefrontgatetoleave.R J (witness, 26) drove up and toldthem he had been sittingalongtheroadabout 1,000feet south of the cabin andhad seen three orange lights."He said that while we were drivingfrom the cabin to the gate," says theowner, "two lights appeared behind usto the north. While we talked, all threeof us sawtwobright orangelightsnorthof the cabin."June 2006
  • 21. ----<. .- PERCEPTIONS. . . . ... - .By Stanton T. FriedmanDrake EquationOn March 25 I presented the finallecture of the day at the Aztec, NM,Annual CrashAnniversaryConference.The reality of the March, 1948,crash, about which Ihad initially beenquite skeptical, has become more andmore believable,thanksprimarilytothefine research by Scott Ramsey.Thisyearthetitleof my programwas"UFOs vs. SETI: Science vs. Pseudo-science."In my lecture I contrasted the enor-mous amount of evidence indicatingsome UFOs are extraterrestrial space-craft and the total absence of evidenceprovided by the SET1 community tojustify both their neglect of the UFOevidence and their strange reasoningthat listeningfor radio signals from ETis somehow a scientific endeavor.It is not that SETI specialists dontmention UFOs. It isthat theyjust aboutalways claim that there is no evidenceor no convincingevidenceor no physi-cal evidence.Onething is for sure: they dont ref-erence the solid scientific studies intheir books or papers or TV appear-ances. In Aztec I noted five large scalescientificstudieswhich I normallydis-cuss at the beginning of my "FlyingSaucers ARE Real" college lectures.I usually ask, after showing a slideof eachone and discussingitscontents:"How many here have read this vol-ume?"On a goodnight I will get 1-2%whohave read one of the five. None of theSETI literature references these stud-ies.Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Insti-tute heard my lecture on board theQueen Elizabeth 2 during a cruise in2003. He hadnt raised his hand afterany of the five, and in a later debate onCoast to Coast Radio it was clear thathe had "forgotten" all five.Surprisingly, these academic typestypically also ignore the dozen or soPhD thesesaboutUFOs thathave beenpublished,and alsoignorethemany pa-pers presented by professional scien-tists at the annual MUFON symposiaand included in the Symposium Pro-ceedings. There are literally hundredsof such papers.I quoted ac o m m e n tfrom Sho-stak in a re-cent article:"It is a com-mon canardthat the SETIcommunitysskepticismissimply dueStan Friedman to their failureto be open tothe idea (UFOs). Thats wrong. Theirskepticismisrooted in the lackof goodevidence."It is strangehow neither Shostaknorany of the other SETIcultists ever dis-cuss the evidencethey say isnt good.I quoted Carl Sagan from the enor-mously successful COSMOS TV se-ries seen by 600 million people in 60countries.On the Encyclopedia Galactica seg-ment (1980) he stated, "What countsis not what seems plausible, not whatwe would like to believe, not what oneor two witnesses claim, but only whatis supportedby hard evidence.Extraor-dinary claims require extraordinaryevidence."Really?? So why was Carls nextstatement, "There must be other civili-zations far older and more advancedthan ours." None of the SETI cultistshave provided any evidence,much lessextraordinary evidence, of any suchcivilization.Worldwide UFO reports certainlyprovide evidence of more advancedcivilizations.The SETIcommunity ig-nores this evidence.I defined cult as "a sect adhering toa common ideology or doctrine whensuchadherenceor devotionis based onfanatical beliefs or dogmas." Soundsright to me for SETI.Sagan, for example, in ScientificAmerican, in 1984,gavethisdefinition:"SETI is an attempt to use large radiotelescopes. sophisticatedreceivers andmodem data analysis to detect hypo-thetical signals sent our way by ad-vanced civilizations on planets aroundother stars."Notice that this-leavesout OpticalSETI which is searching forbrief, verypowerful. lasersignalsfromotherstars.It leavesout evaluationof photographsof UFOs, physical trace cases (includ-ing reports of beings associated withextraordinaryvehiclessittingjust abovethe ground), and abductions.Itignoresmultiplewitnessvisualandradar observations of objects behavingin ways that Earth-originated flyingobjects+bserved by expertsconcernedwith things flying within the atmo-sphere-cannot duplicate.Most astronomers are not well ac-quainted with evaluationof witnesstes-timony, radar measurements, or pilotobservations. Atmospheric physicistssuch as the late James E. McDonaldare well acquaintedwith suchphenom-ena. Note well: "hypothetical" signals.Carl compounded his false reason-ing with this claim: "The search foraliencivilizationsretainsitsimportancedespite the striking failure of the UFOevidence....Therearereliablesightingsthat are not interesting, and interestingsightings that are not reliable, but nointeresting and reliable sightings."This is unequivocally false. InProject Blue Book Special Report 14the quality distribution shows that theJune2006 MUFON UFO Journal
  • 22. greater the reliability of a particularcase,theMORE likely tobe unexplain-able.35%of the Excellent casescould notbe identified. "Only" 18%of the poorcases couldnt be identified.Carl talks of sightings. What aboutradar visual cases, photographs, andphysical trace cases that leave behindevidence that can be examined andtested later?Furthermore, SETI is not the searchfor alien civilizations, according toCarls definition. It is a very restrictedsearch for radio signals. The sendingdevicecouldoriginatefromalongdeadcivilization.Along these same lines, I also notedDr. Jill Tartars commentin February,2006: "SET1 is the only research pro-gram looking for life beyond the solarsystem. It is the way we are going tounderstand where we arecoming fromand how we are going to survive as aspecies...the search could yield head- ,lines within a few decades."Oneexpectscultiststo have a strongsense of how important they are to thesurvival of the species. Does anybodyreally believe that detecting and inter-preting a signal from a distant civiliza-tion will help us survivehere?~ & d l ~ ,especially, as noted below,when they think there may be one sig-nal-sending civilization within 1,000lightyears?Descendantsof SETIlead-ers will be asking for help and get ananswer 2,000 years later.. .. As if in response to my talk, therewas an articleby Dr. Shostakin theMayissue of Discover Magazine entitled"Drakes Brave Guess."He waxed poetic about the DrakeEquation, originated 45 years ago byradioastronomerFrank Drake (nowco-director of the SETI Institute) whichsupposedly is a scientific approach todeterminingthenumberof civilizationsin the galaxy capable of sending radiosignals.The idea is that, if wejust keep lis-tening, we will make the great discov-ery that man is not alone in the galaxy.The reasoning is a great example ofpseudo-science.The primary reason for the articlewas the fact that the new Allen Tele-scope Array with 42 dishes, each 20feet in diameter,isjust going on line atHat Creek in Northern California.Eventually there will be many moredishes.He really seemsto believe thequaintnotion that our best systems are on apar with alien civilizations best capa-bilities, apparently assuming theywould not haveimprovedin what couldeasilybe thebillion yearsduringwhichsuch systems have been around.I was using a sliderule 50years ago.I dont anymore. A laser printer is notjust a better IBM SelectricTypewriter.Atomic bombs are not just bigger 10ton block busters that were used ear-lier in WW 2.Of course Shostak doesnt mentionthat Hat Creek cant tune into southernsky alien radio transmitters, even as-sumingthey are stilltransmittingusingvery old, for them, technology.In the "Zeta Reticuli Incident" byTerence Dickinson, which discussesMarjorie Fishs very exciting researchon the Betty Hill star map, it is notedthat many sun-like stars in the neigh-borhood can be seen only from belowthe equator.Shostak presents the Sacred DrakeEquation, and then plays dartboardphysics to try to come up with valuesfor such things as on what fraction ofplanets life develops;on what fractionof thoseintelligencedevelops;on whatfraction of those the ability to send ra-dio signalsdevelops;and,perhaps mostimportant,thelifetimeof acivilization.Considering that we have data forsome of these factors from only oneplanet around only one star in a galaxyof a few hundred billion stars,one cansee that this isjust a mite of a stretch, arather huge extrapolation.The galaxy may be 13billion yearsold and the Sun is only about 4.5 bil-lion years old. But Zeta l and Zeta 2Reticuli,just 39 light years away,are abillion yearsolderthan theSun,andjustdown the street.Unlike us, they each have a neigh-boring sun-like star 118of a light yearaway.What if acivilizationcolonizesanumber of nearby planets, and what ifeach of those, in turn, colonizesothers,and on and on?No consideration of this possibilityis taken into account. Shostak assumes10,000yearsfor a lifetime. A dynamiccolonizing group may last for millionsof years.Shostak reviews how our thoughtsof several of the factors have changed."When Drake and his compatriotsplugged their best guesses into theequation, they cameup with an answerin the thousands-meaning that intelli-gent life is common enough that thereshould be a technological civilizationwithin about 1,000light years."I find it impossible to be excited bysuch false reasoning. The distributionof major cities in North America ishardly uniform. Shostak thinks Drakehad it right in 1961.He does allow, "When a technologi-cal civilization develops rockets, thecolonizationof nearby spacewill likelyfollow." Sounds likehe means within asolar system.He might have pointed out thatnuclear fusion was discoveredto be thesource of the Suns energy within acouple of years of the use of the firstdish radio telescope.Fusion rockets can provide 10mil-lion times as much energy per.particleemitted as can be providedby a chemi-cal rocket.Nowhere in thearticleisitnoted thatwithin that 1,000light years there areover 5 million stars. Only one otheradvanced civilization?Surelymakesusspecial, doesnt it?A quick thoughtas to why theoppo-sition to UFOs is so strong in the SETIcommunity.If aliens are visiting, thanwho needs radio telescopes?Discover has acomicbook stylecar-toon with aJillTartarsaying,"But Carl,weve been listening...and we donthear ANYTHING." The cartoon CarlSagan replies; "Jill, there are BIL-LIONS and BILLIONS...."I must agree with Carl. But theyarent sending old fashioned radio sig-nals. They are sending visitors. That iswhat the evidence shows.http://www.stantonfriedman.comfsphys@rogers.comMUFON UFO Journal June 2006
  • 23. Directors Message .(Continued from page 2)21 in conjunction with the 2006 Inter-national UFO Symposium. This is agood time to reach out to the media,local agencies and clubs, and the pub-lic inevery localeinorderto obtainnewUFO reports and new members forMUFON.MUFON Headquarters has a freshsupply of UFO Awareness T-shirtswith theMUFON logoon thefront andthe words "Others talk, we investi-gate..." on the back. Shirts are avail-ablein black with white lettersor whitewith black letters. A special price dis-count will be given to state and localgroups ordering five or more shirts.Position announcementsMUFONs new Director of Investi-gations is Charles C. "Chuck"Reever of Truckee, CA. Chuck is aField Investigator,StateSectionDirec-tor, MUFON Lifetime Member, andChief InvestigatorforNorthern Califor-nia. and is a strong advocate of the useof the MUFON Case ManagementSystem (CMS).He is an amateur radio operator.amateur astronomer, volunteer policeofficer for the City of Truckee, and amember of the International Associa-tion of Financial Crimes Investigators.He has experiencein searchand res-cue communications, fraud investiga-tions, ethics training, and the develop-ment of training manuals.Lin Simpson has been on hiatuswhile traveling in Europe and living inSaudi Arabia.:Previously, Lin was theMUFON Director of Membership andthe Chair of the annual MUFON Inter-nationalUFO Symposiumfor2004and2005. Now that she has returned, shehas accepted the position of MUFONsDirector of Special Projects as definedin the MUFON Strategic Plan.John S. Carpenterhas acceptedtheposition of "Consultant-at-Large inAbduction Research. John is a psy-chologist, social worker and clinicalhypnotist. He has investigated morethan 140abduction cases.Woody Smith of Denver. CO. hasacceptedthe position of Research Spe-cialist in Mountaineering. In addition,he is a writer and historical researcher.Ralph Soule of Brightwood, OR.has accepted the position of ResearchSpecialistin Geophysics.Carol Baldwin of Altadena, CA,has accepted the position of ResearchSpecialist in Library Science.New Lifetime MembersIt is a pleasure to recognize JamesCarrion of Bellvue, CO; ThomasDeuleyof Canutillo,TX;Jeff Harzanof Thousand Oaks, CA; PamelaRodriguez of Santa Clarita, CA; andZoh Rodriguez of Santa Clarita, CA;as new MUFON Lifetime Members.We are extremely grateful for this voteof confidence and outstanding level ofsupport for MUFON.New Field InvestigatorsKathleen Marden. Director ofField Investigator Training. has an-nounced that BelisarioAlanisof LakeForest. CA; Arlene Chukusky ofSwansea. SC: Steve Durham ofNorman, OK; Cassandra Klesch ofValley City, OH; Michael Lewand ofWinter Park. FL; Vincenzo Macrinoof Sea Isle City, NJ; Julie May ofNorman. OK: William May ofNorman, OK; Robert Mayer ofWheaton, IL; Carmelle Peloquin ofCornell, WI; David Ruffino ofCarmichael, CA; William Sikes ofSarasota, FL; and James Sutton, Sr.of Newport, NC; have passed theMUFON Field Investigators Examand are now MUFON Field Investiga-tors.All Field Investigator Trainees areurged to self-study the MUFON FieldInvestigorors Manual and take theexam.The manual is available fromMUFON Headquarters for $25 plus$3.50 p&h in the U.S. Total price fordelivery outside the U.S. is $49.50. Itmay also be purchased via the Internetat www.mufon.com using PayPal.New media by MUFON membersGeorgeD.Fawcetthasjust releasedhis new 2006 5h editionillustratedbookWhat We Have Learned from UFORepetitions & Hwnatl Rerrctions toUFOs and Ufonauts Worldwide. Itmay be ordered from George at 602Battleground Road. Lincolnton. NC28092 for $12 including p&h.Estate planningPlanned giving can be beneficial toboth MUFON and to your own tax andestate situation.If you wish to have more informa-tion on various options and benefits,please contact MUFON Headquarters.MUFON sighting reportsField Investigators: Please send acopy of your sighting reports directlyto the Jolrrnrrl. This can be done asemail in Word (with photos and draw-ings sent as .jpeg), or by snail mail.June 16-18-SGRA conference,Howard Johnson Motel, Milford, CT,featuring Jeff Belanger, John Zaffis,Stacey Jones, Stephen Wagner, NickRoesler, Diane Bajorinas, JonNowinski, Todd Bates, Dr. JimmyLowerey, David Twichell, and MarkMihalko. www.sgra-media.org.July 14-16-The 37Ih AnnualMUFON International UFO Sympo-sium, Marriott Denver Tech CenterHotel, Denver, CO. "UnconventionalFlying Objects: The Best Evidence."Featured speakers include BrianBoldman, Carl Feindt, Linda MoultonHowe,David Marler,Ted Phillips,RonRegehr, Steve Reichmuth, KennethStorch, Marshall Vian Summers,Ruben Uriarte, and Ryan Wood.Oct. 28-Mysteries of Space & SkyIII,near Annapolis,MD, featuringDonBerliner, Rob/Sue Swiatek, AnnaJamerson, Dr. Charles Emrnons, and(conference organizer) Dr. S. PeterResta (spr100@aol.com) 410-360-1168X 8June 2006 MUFON UFO Journal
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