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    • In thisissueMay 2007No. 469$4.00France, ChileRelease UFO Files 7ExtraterrestrialsLiving Among Us? 8Calendar 12Puerto RicoAirport Sighting 17State DirectorCMS Rankings 21UFO Marketplace 23Night Sky 24ColumnsDirector’s Message 2Book Review 13StanFriedman 14Ted Phillips 16Filer’s Files 18The Hawaii House of Representatives recently drafted a resolution addressed to theUnited Nations, to promote a “search for intelligent life and a definitive answer towhether or not it has come to Earth or is in our reach.” Read the Resolution andMUFON’s testimony on page 3.Image fromwww.UFOPOP.com(page 13). Read aboutAdamski, page 8.
    • Copyright 2007 by the Mutual UFO Network. All Rights ReservedNo part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the CopyrightOwners. Permission is hereby granted to quote up to 200 words of any one article, provided the author iscredited, and the statement, “Copyright 2007 by the Mutual UFO Network, P.O. Box 279, Bellvue, CO 80512-0279” is included.The contents of the MUFON UFO Journal are determined by the editor, and do not necessarily reflectthe official position of the Mutual UFO Network. Opinions expressed are solely those of the individual authorsand columnists, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor or staff of MUFON.The Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the InternalRevenue Code. MUFON is a publicly supported organization of the type described in Section 509(a)(2). Donorsmay deduct contributions from their Federal Income Tax. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts arealso deductible for estate and gift purposes, provided they meet the applicable provisions of Sections 2055,2106, and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. MUFON is a Texas nonprofit corporation.The MUFON UFO Journal is published monthly by the Mutual UFO Network, Inc., Bellvue, CO.Periodical postage paid at Versailles, MO.Individual Membership: $45/year U.S., $55 outside the U.S.Family members: $10 per person additionalStudent (18 years and under): $35 U.S. and $45 outside the U.S.Donor: $100/year. Professional: $250/year. Patron: $500/yearBenefactor (Lifetime Member): $1,000First class Journal delivery (in envelopes) U.S. and Canada only: $12/year additionalAir Mail Journal delivery to all other countries outside the United States: $35/year additionalPostmaster: Send form 3579 to advise change of address to: MUFON UFO Journal, P.O. Box 279,Bellvue, CO 80512-0279.Change of address and subscription/extra copies inquiries should besent to MUFON, P.O. Box 279, Bellvue, CO 80512-0279.MUFON’s mission is the scientific study of UFOs for the benefitof humanity through investigation, research, & education.May 2007 Number 469Continued on page 22Director’s MessageBy James CarrionJames CarrionMUFONUFO Journal(USPS 002970)(ISSN 02706822)Mutual UFO NetworkPost Office Box 279Bellvue, CO 80512-0279Tel: 888-817-2220Fax: 866-466-9173hq@mufon.comInternational DirectorJames Carrion, M.A.P.O. Box 279Bellvue, CO 80512-0279Tel: 888-817-2220Fax: 866-466-9173jcarrion@mufon.comEditorSally Petersen, M.A.editor@mufon.comTel: 888-817-2220, 4-4-1Editor@mufon.comColumnistsGeorge Filer, M.B.A.Stanton Friedman, M.S.Gavin A. J. McLeodTed PhillipsStaff artistsJohn EgertonWes CrumMark MarrenMUFON staff photographerNick RoeslerMUFON on the Internethttp://www.mufon.comMUFON Amateur Radio Net40 meters - 7.240 MHzSundays noon EST or EDSTMUFON Headquarters hasinitiated a number of new projects thatwill come to fruition over the monthsleading up to theAugust Symposium.MUFON State Directors now have awritten set ofguidelines formanaging theirstate chapters,neatly packagedin the newMUFON StateDirectors’Handbook.Each StateDirector will bemailed a copyof the handbook and it will also beavailable for download from theMUFON web site. Chuck Reever,MUFON’s Director of Investigations,did an excellent job putting thehandbook together.The Fifth Edition of the MUFONField Investigator’s Manual is beingedited and will be available for sale atthe MUFON Symposium. The newmanual takes a forensic step by stepapproach to UFO investigation andhas been updated to includeMUFON’s Case Management System(CMS).MUFON is now issuingprofessional picture ID cards tomembers. You can request one byemailing a professional looking portraitphoto of yourself in electronic form,along with your MUFON ID numberto hq@mufon.com. If you don’t havean electronic copy, you can also mailthe photo to: MUFON, PO Box 279,Bellvue, CO 80512. If you volunteer ina MUFON leadership position (StateDirector, Assistant State Director,State Section Director, FieldInvestigator), you must use the newID card when representing yourself asa MUFON member.
    • 3MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Continued on page 4HOUSEOFREPRESENTATIVESTWENTY-FOURTHLEGISLATURE,2007STATE OF HAWAIIH.R.NO.65HOUSERESOLUTIONRESPECTFULLY CALLING UPON THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLYTO REQUEST BY RESOLUTION THAT the United Nations Office for Outer SpaceAffairs PROACTIVELY ADVANCE the cause of WORLD PEACE AND COOPERA-TION BETWEEN NATIONS.WHEREAS, the United Nations Office for Outer SpaceAffairs (UNOOSA) is theUnited Nations office principally responsible for promoting international coopera-tion in the peaceful uses of outer space; andWHEREAS, Planet Earth is much like an island in a great and fathomless ocean,separated from other planets and celestial bodies by thousands, millions, billions,and in some instances trillions of miles; andWHEREAS, astronauts, cosmonauts, and numerous other brave souls who haveventured into outer space during the last 47 years have marveled at how special,unique, and wonderful our Planet Earth is from space, including NASA astronautRoger Chaffee who remarked, “The world itself looks cleaner and so much morebeautiful. Maybe we can make it that way – the way God intended it to be – bygiving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space”; andWHEREAS, on September 21, 1987, before the United Nations GeneralAssembly,President Ronald Reagan remarked, “In our obsession with antagonisms of themoment we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity”; andWHEREAS, when one considers the vastness of space and the relatively small sizeof our Planet in comparison to the scale of the Universe, even our most massiveconflicts and violent political disputes among nations seem minor; andWHEREAS, we as a human race have much to learn, not only from one another, butfrom exploration of the planets, stars, and solar systems beyond our own; andWHEREAS, statistically speaking, there are four hundred billion stars just in ourgalaxy alone, and if only one in a million of those had planets, and if just one of amillion of those had life, and if just one out of a million of those had intelligent life,there would be literally millions of civilizations out there, making our conflicts withour fellow man seem irrelevant and petty in the grand scheme of things; andWHEREAS, the expansion of knowledge and the humility from discovering newworlds and unlocking secrets of the stars could greatly impact the progress ofContinued on page 4The Hawaii House of Representa-tives recently drafted a resolutionaddressed to the United Nations, topromote a “search for intelligent lifeand a definitive answer to whether ornot it has come to Earth or is in ourreach.” The committee heard theresolution on March 21, 2007 butunfortunately due to some dissentingcommittee members, the resolutionwas deferred for a period of twoyears.MUFON was asked by Daniel deGracia, Community Liaison for Repre-sentative Rida T.R. Cabanilla—Chairfor the Hawaii House of Representa-tives Committee on InternationalAffairs— to submit testimony regard-ing the resolution. De Gracia statedthat “since MUFON’s mission is tostudy UFOs, I was hoping that possi-bly you could offer comments regard-ing this matter in support, and possiblyinform the Committee about some ofyour findings.”MUFON’s TestimonyThe Mutual UFO Network(MUFON), Inc. has been investigatingand studying the mystery of Unidenti-fied Flying Objects (UFOs) for 38years, taking over where the U.S. AirForce left off when it terminatedProject Blue Book in 1969. Thehypothesis that these strange objectsrepresent a visiting non-human intelli-gence is called the ExtraterrestrialHypothesis or ETH.Unfortunately, ETH has not beenexplored by the scientific communitybecause it is not subject to the tenet ofhypothesis falsifiability, which statesthat a hypothesis that cannot bedisproved is not considered a viablehypothesis.A hypothesis that can be exploredis the Human Manufacture hypothesisor HM. The HM hypothesis statesthat those objects of apparent technological manufacturethat cannot be prosaically explained are being manufac-tured by one or more world governments or by covertelements thereof. These power groups are testing theseobjects in public airspace, which is not publicly disclosedbecause they are being kept in strategic reserve fornational security reasons. These power groups conve-niently use the popular media and cultural view thatRep. CabanillaHawaii House Drafts Resolution to United NationsSupporting Extraterrestrial Studies
    • May 20074 MUFON UFO Journalmankind, possibly leading to decreased violence against one’s own kind and evenan end to warfare and strife altogether; andWHEREAS, the House of Representatives is deeply concerned about the future ofour keiki, our ohana, and our Planet; now, therefore,BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-fourth Legisla-ture of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2007, that in the name of connectinghumanity, bridging divides of conflict and bringing about peace, that this bodyrespectfully calls upon the United Nations General Assembly to request byresolution that the UNOOSA proactively advance the cause of world peace andcooperation between nations through space exploration; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the United Nations GeneralAssembly is alsohumbly requested to include its resolution to the UNOOSA a call to unite thenations in not only the pursuit of new peaceful uses of space, but also a search forintelligent life and a definitive answer to whether or not it has come to Earth or isin our reach; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmittedto:(1) The President of the UN GeneralAssembly;(2) The President of the United States;(3) The Vice President of the United States;(4) The Speaker of the US House of Representatives;(5) The President pro tempore of the US Senate;(6) The Executive Director of NASA;(7) The Commander of the United StatesAir Force Space Command;(8) The Director of SETI; and(9) The Director General of the European SpaceAgency.You can also view the resolution online at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/HR65_.htmContinued from page 3UFOs are extraterrestrial craft as coverfor these covert projects. That the U.S.Government has been implicated in thispractice is a matter of national record.In late 1993, inquiries from severalUFO researchers led then CIADirector R. James Woolsey to order areview of all CIA files on UFOs.Taking advantage of this opportunity,National Reconnaissance Office(NRO) and government historianGerald K. Haines reviewed thedocuments, conducted interviews, andwrote a study examining the CIA’sinterest and involvement in UFOinvestigations from 1947 until 1990.Haines’s study was published inStudies in Intelligence, a classifiedjournal published quarterly for the U.S.intelligence community. The article,“CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs,1947-1990,” (https://www.cia.gov/csi/studies/97unclass/ufo.html) appearedin the first semiannual unclassifiededition for 1997, and is a ratherimportant document because it is thefirst time that a U.S. Governmentagency has written a review of itsinvolvement with UFOs.Haines claims that many UFOsightings in the late 1950s and 1960swere actually misidentified secretAmerican spy planes. Moreover, healleges that the U.S. Air Force’sProject Blue Book purposely misledthe public by concocting UFO expla-nations for what it knew to be secretmilitary missions. Note that the CIA isnot accused of deception by Haines;rather, it is the U.S. Air Force thatwillingly made up the bogus explana-tions. After Haines article was re-leased, media reporters asked the U.S.Air Force for comment, and on August4, 1993, Brigadier General RonaldSconyers told the press, “I cannotconfirm or deny that we lied. The U.S.Air Force is committed to providingaccurate and timely information withinthe confines of national security.”Haines also points out that the1953 classified U.S. Governmentsponsored Robertson Panel study ofUFOs and the panel’s recommenda-tions that UFO reports be routinelydebunked and that UFO groups bewatched for subversive activities wasevidence that the spy plane deceptionwas just a small part of an overallstrategy to mislead the public.The Robertson Panel report waslater declassified (available for onlineviewing at http://www.blackvault.com/documents/ufos/cia/robertson0.htm )and it concluded that:“The Panel’s concept of a broadeducational program integrating effortsof all concerned agencies was that itshould have two major aims: trainingand debunking.The training aim would result inproper recognition of unusuallyilluminated objects (e.g., balloons,aircraft reflections) as well as naturalHawaii House Resolution calls for United Nations to Searchfor Intelligent Extraterrestrial LifeContinued on page 5Continued from page 3
    • 5MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007phenomena (meteors, fireballs, mi-rages, noctilucent clouds).The debunking aim would result inreduction in public interest in flyingsaucers which today evokes a strongpsychological reaction. This educationcould be accomplished by mass mediasuch as television, motion pictures, andpopular articles. Basis of such educa-tion would be actual case historieswhich had been puzzling at first butlater explained. As in the case ofconjuring tricks, there is much lessstimulation if the secret is known.Such a program should tend to reducethe current gullibility of the public andconsequently their susceptibility toclever hostile propaganda.”HM however cannot explain all ofthe UFO cases that MUFON hasinvestigated, many of which fall in acategory deemed “highly strange.”These are cases where the observedobjects temporarily immobilize witnessvehicles and even the witnessesthemselves (temporary paralysis), oremit rays of light that abruptly end inthe atmosphere, or bend light raysaround objects. In the same highlystrange category, non-human occu-pants emerge from these objects andsometimes interact with witnesses(sometimes using telepathic communi-cation). The objects observed in theseclose encounters are of a physicalnature as evidenced by the physicaltraces left in the environment (burnedvegetation, imprints in the soil, etc.).These highly strange cases could beevidence of ETH or could be relatedto another hypothesis not yet formu-lated.The Search for ExtraterrestrialIntelligence (SETI) Institute has beenactively searching for signs of othercivilizations in the Universe. It shouldbe stressed that MUFON and theSETI Institute do agree that there isnon-human intelligent life in ouruniverse—where we differ is whetherrepresentatives of those other civiliza-tions have visited planet earth. SETIrejects this possibility outright whereasMUFON is open to the possibility. TheSETI Institute believes that the vastdistances between stars in the Uni-verse is too great for other civilizationsto travel. This is a failure of imagina-Hawaii House Drafts Resolution to UNContinued from page 4tion. If we consider that humanity’stechnological progress spans a short200 years, and then entertain that anon-human technological civilizationmay have started their technologicaljourney thousands, if not millions ofyears before us, the means of travel,harnessing of energy, etc employed bythese other civilizations would bebeyond our comprehension.It is a travesty that the scientificcommunity has not adequately ad-dressed the UFO phenomenon, butinstead has relegated it to the status ofPseudoscience. In this vacuum ofintellectual curiosity, MUFON hasoperated for the last 38 years, assistedby a small group of interested academ-ics who form an “invisible college.”.MUFON implores the United NationsOffice for Outer Space Affairs to takeaction and promote the widespreadscientific study of these mysteriousobjects.James Carrion, MUFON Interna-tional DirectorThe SETI Institute was also askedto submit testimony to the committee.Date of sighting: 8/1/2006 7:45 PMReported: 8/1/2006Location: Bethpage, New YorkDuration: 2 minutesSource of report: MUFON CMSDatabaseInvestigated by: Brian Gaugler,MUFON Field Investigator for LongIsland, New York StateWitnesses: Robert (last name with-held), the main witness and the submit-ter of the initial report, is 34 years oldand at the time of the sighting was ondisability leave from work due to severalbroken bones suffered during a motor-cycle accident. Upon speaking to himover the phone and in person, I foundhim to be a person of solid character,who is intelligent, cheerful, good-natured, down to earth, and a familyman. He replied to my emails as soon aspossible, and did not hesitate to answerany and all questions about the case thatI posed to him over the phone and/orthrough email and in person. I also wasable to speak to his mother Gina, whostruck me as being someone who isbusy with family and other practicalmatters, and so has little time for more“fantastic” things such as UFOs.Robert’s two daughters, aged fourand six, were also present at the time ofthe sighting, and were even the ones todraw attention to the strange objects,but their father has requested anonym-ity for them, and so they will not bediscussed further in this report exceptin the retelling of the UFO encounter.Both Robert and Gina came across ashonest, sincere people who weregenuinely puzzled by what they hadwitnessed, and who initially assisted mein my investigation to the best of theirability.Robert, in particular, has beengreatly affected by his sighting, becom-ing deeply interested in UFOs and otheranomalous phenomena, although thereis no reason to believe that his subse-quent research into the subject hasFrom the Field: MUFON Investigative Report—Bethpage, NYContinued on page 6
    • May 20076 MUFON UFO Journalcontaminated the original report in anyway. Prior to the sighting, Robert wasthe only witness to have been mildlyinterested in the subject, having readWhitley Streiber’s Communion and afew other books on UFOs and con-spiracy theories, but did not have an indepth knowledge on the subject. Hislevel of interest is about average for amember of our society, but seems toosuperficial to be able to make up someof the finer details surrounding hisexperience, as will be detailed further onin the report. In speaking to him abouthis sighting, I do not feel that heembellished the details in any way to inorder to make it more sensational, and Ido not feel that he, or the other wit-nesses, are of the character to fabricatea hoax, though of course the possibilityalways exists.The craft: The UFOs were described asbeing oval-shaped from left to right,described by the witness as beingsimilar in appearance to a “lopsidedegg.” The two objects were estimated tobe between 12 and 15 feet in diameter,with no windows or doors, and ap-peared to be silver colored on the top ofthe craft and a charcoal-grayish coloron the bottom. No lights were seen atany time on either of the two craft, andthey could safely be compared to otherUFOs reported around the world inwhat Hynek termed Close Encounters ofthe First Kind (CE-I). No sounds orsmells of any kind were associated withthe UFOs, and no electro-magneticeffects were reported, with the possibleexception of a defective cell phone light,which will be discussed further on inthe report.Sequence of events: On the evening ofAugust l, 2006, Robert was in hisbackyard along with his mother Ginaand his two daughters, enjoying the niceweather and just generally relaxing afterhaving eaten dinner. While Robertfloated on his back in his pool, hisdaughter suddenly shouted “Daddy, lookat that,” pointing up at somethingpassing close overhead in the sky. Helooked up to where she was pointing,and saw a strange object passing overhis house from the west and traveling tothe east, which was later estimated to betraveling at least 50 mph. The UFO, asdescribed above, flew over the houseand passed over their heads at a heightof what was later estimated to be onethousand feet in the air, traveling in astraight line as it passed silently over-head.After about two minutes, a secondobject appeared in the sky and followedthe path that the first craft had taken,appearing identical in every way to thefirst UFO but instead spinning end overend so that the top and bottom of theobject constantly alternated andswitched position in a fluttering motion.At this point, Robert got out of hispool and stood on a picnic table to get acloser look at the two UFOs, watchingas the second object gradually caught upto the first object until they bothsuddenly vanished, as if they were alight that someone had suddenly turnedoff. During the event, a small plane hadflown into the area and came close tothe objects before suddenly diverting hiscourse, so it is entirely possible thatthere is an additional witness to theevent that has yet to be tracked down.In addition, there is a possibleelectro-magnetic effect concerningRobert’s cell phone, which had lain openduring the sighting and had one of itslights inexplicitly short out, although thequestion remains as to why the entirecell phone itself wasn’t affected, and sothe link to the UFO sighting remainsslim at best.Other Related Events: After his UFOsighting, Robert spoke with his neighborwho lives in the house behind him, ayoung woman in her mid-20s who toldhim that, the night before his sighting,she actually witnessed a UFO fly overher house. She told him that it had beena black triangular object that had passedover her house on the night of July 31,which was the night before Robert’ssighting, but her manner in talking aboutthe sighting revealed a skeptical point ofview about UFOs. Thus, I unfortu-nately wasn’t able to reach her to askher further about the experience, and soonly have a little bit of information toput down in this report.Robert told me about a sighting thathis father-in-law had experienced inBrooklyn in 1945, when he was just 15years old. His father-in-law and hissister (Robert’s aunt-in-law) had beensitting on a stoop in Brooklyn when adisc-shaped object descended from thesky and hovered over them momen-tarily before ascending back into thesky and disappearing from view. Robertstated that his father in-law was astraight-laced, no-nonsense person whowas not prone to making things up, andwho in fact was extremely hesitant tospeak about the event, only doing soafter being relaxed with some alcohol. Itried to get Robert to speak to his fatherin-law about the possibility of aninterview, but Robert failed to followthrough, so I decided to cease myefforts and present the informationalready gathered.Another interesting aspect of thecase is that all of the witnesses involvedspoke of hearing and witnessing jetfighters taking off near their house, soclose that Robert spoke of seeinglanding gear fold up into the belly ofone jet. He told me that other peoplearound the neighborhood had alsowitnessed the take off of the jet fight-ers, and that the loud booming soundsfrom the engines had actually shakenhis house. He said he had never wit-nessed any of the jets return back totheir take-off point, and could onlysurmise that they had landed some-where else.Robert’s house is located behindthe remnants of the Grumman Aero-space Corporation, which used to beone of the leading producers of civilianand military aircraft in the 20th centuryuntil its merger with the NorthropCorporation in 1994 to form NorthropGrumman. This would be considered aContinued on page 22Continued from page 5From the Field—Bethpage, NY Sighting Report
    • 7MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Compiled from online reportsFrance became the first country toopen its files on UFOs March 22when the national space agency,CNES, unveiled a websitedocumenting more than 1,600sightings. Sources differ on whetherthese cases span 30 years or 50+years.The agency went public becausepeople were concerned about secrecyand conspiracies, says JacquesArnauld of GEIPAN, the CNES unitset up to investigate UFOs in 1977,according to New Scientist magazine.Known as OVNIs in French, UFOshave always generated intense interestalong with countless conspiracytheories about secretive governmentcover-ups.Other reports say that the aim wasto make it easier for scientists andother UFO buffs to access the datafor research.So far, the GEIPAN website(www.cnes-geipan.fr) contains just aquarter of the more than 6,000 eye-witness UFO reports sent to the unitby police over 30 years, according toNew Scientist magazine. Typically,such reports are followed up by policeand scientific and military experts.GEIPAN has debunked about 75percent of them, according to NewScientist.Although some early reportsclaimed France was releasing “secretUFO files,” in fact, no military fileshave been released, according toastronomer and UFO researcherJacques Vallee,“France does have secret UFOfiles and they are NOT available. Infact nobody knows where they are—same as in the US.“The files that are made availablenow by GEIPAN are the CNES files,mostly consisting of reports fromGendarmes, which will be very usefulto researchers, but they were neverclassified. You needed specialauthorization to see them, and it wasrarely given. Only a few cases havebeen evaluated as significant, andthose have already been published insome detail: Trans-en-Provence,L’Amaranthe, and a few others thatwill be described again in theforthcoming book by GEIPAN.”The online archives, which will beupdated as new cases are reported,include detailed cases ranging fromthe easily dismissed to the veryperplexing. The released files includepictures of possible UFOs, eyewitnessaccounts, field journals, scanned policereports and inter-governmentaldocuments on those sightings. TheseFrench CNES Releases 1,600 UFO FilesCHILE—Santiago de Chile - TheChileanArmy revealed to the UFO com-munity, in early February 2007, classi-fied material of recordings and encoun-ters between the military and UFOs overthe past 30 years, according to the ElMercurio newspaper. The evidence waspresented at the 10th International UFOCongress,highlightingavideothatshowssurface vessels and helicopters of theChilean Navy pursuing an UFO sevenyears ago, according to RodrigoFuenzalida, director of theAgrupacio deInvestigaciones Ovnilogicas (AION).Another UFO chase took place onMarch 27, 2000, when about 100French documents are not filled withblack censors’ marks, according toonline source Associated Content.“We do not have the least proofthat extra-terrestrials are behind theunexplained phenomena,” saidJacques Patenet, the aeronauticalengineer who heads the CNES officefor the study of “non-identifiedaerospatial phenomena.” But then headded, “Nor do we have the leastproof that they aren’t.”Those who read French can go towww.cnes-geipan.fr. To selectEnglish, begin with the home page,www.cnes.fr, and click on the tinyword “English” at the upper left belowthe CNES logo.kilometres away from the Chilean capi-tal a Citation 2 military aircraft cameacross a UFO measuring 40 meters inlength, at an altitude of 1000 meters.Disclosure of this information wasauthorized by Oscar Izurieta, Com-mander in Chief of the Armed Forces,and forms part of an official investiga-tion undertaken by Rodrigo Bravo, cap-tain of theArmy’s 5th Division.Translation S. Corrales, IHU. Specialthanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO.From The Canadian newspaper http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/04/13/01498.htmlSubmitted by Steve ReichmuthChilean Army Discloses Recordings and Secret UFO ContactsMUFON has a newphone system andphone number.1-888-817-2220
    • May 20078 MUFON UFO JournalAlthough some polls show amajority of Americans now accept anextraterrestrial explanation for someUFOs (the percentages would be evenhigher in countries where the media isless controlled), it is also true thatmany people have yet to make theleap toaccepting thatthere could bedirect contactwith thebeings inthem. Formany it isnowacceptable tothink of craftfrom otherworlds flying in the sky, but for themthe concept that they might land andattempt contact belongs strictly toHollywood.This article is NOT about“contactee” or “channeling” claimsper se. Nor do I deal with the “abduc-tion” phenomenon that sometimesseems to have also abducted Ufologyin recent years. Instead, here I discussthe next level of contact by examiningthe evidence that some extra-terres-trials may actually live among us in ourcommunities, undetected as beinganything other than our fellowhumans. Those contactees I amaware of who have claimed that thishappens are referenced. I will thenexamine what I consider is much morecredible evidence that ET is alreadyhere.The following evidence convincesme that some extraterrestrial groupshave maintained a covert presence onearth for a very long time, perhaps foras long as we have been here.Furthermore, it suggests to me thatthis presence—like UFO activityitself—has increased over the lastcentury and seems to be following agradually unfolding program ofconditioning and disclosure. Theseaccounts remind us that—like it ornot—claims of alien contact is anintegral aspect of ufology that must beconsidered. What gives weight to thiseyewitness testimony is itsconsistency. When a great range ofpeople from many places tellessentially the same thing over a longperiod of time, it is more likely to betrue.This article will be presented inthree parts. This month’s segment isabout well-known contact cases thatare possibly fabrications. Next monthI’ll discuss cases which seem morecredible.The “contactees” reconsideredFirst, I will discuss briefly thebest-known of all claims that someextraterrestrials live and work amongus on earth. To mention the names ofGeorge Adamski, Howard Menger,Albert Coe, Frank Stranges andDaniel Fry is to commit the equivalentof professional suicide in some circles.Like most researchers I have studiedwhat may be termed the “classic”contactee cases at great length overmany years. Like many researchers, Ihave usually dismissed them out ofhand as delusional and fraudulent.However, perhaps these claims havesometimes been dismissed too quickly;there may be lessons to learn fromthem.Albert Coe (1904- ) claims theearliest experience, although his bookwas not published until 1969.1,2Coewas sixteen and on a canoeing trip in1920 with a friend in the remoteOntario wilderness when he helpedrescue a young man who had slippedinto a crevasse. Coe had to assist himback to his “aircraft” parkeddownstream. Coe helped the injuredyoung man into the disc-shaped craftbefore it floated away. This initiated aseries of regular meetings that Coeclaimed lasted for more than fivedecades. As trust developed, Coeclaimed he was told that his friendposed as an engineering student whoenjoyed fishing and that from 1904onwards his group had a hundred“observers” living among us in smallteams, monitoring our atomicresearch.Howard Menger (b.1922)claimed to have had a series ofcontacts from 1932 onwards withseveral space people living among us,eventually becoming well known forhis claims. His unearthly friends wereable to pass themselves off as earthpeople in a variety of situationsincluding real-estate agents and GIs.Menger helped them with haircuts,earth clothing and food supplies. Laterhe claimed to have flown with them.3George Adamski (1891-1965)was the first person to make publicclaims of contact and remains the bestknown of all the contactees. From hisfirst meeting with aliens in 1952,Adamski claimed to have frequentmeetings with space people who couldpass themselves off as businessmen,spoke vernacular English, drove carsand claimed to live among us. Hisrendezvous with them often took placein hotel lobbies and at least oneapparent encounter took place at atheatre in Switzerland with a witnesspresent. Although his claims becameso extreme that most of his followersdeserted him, Adamski’s originalstory and photographs established akind of paradigm in contactee circlesand in the broader world of ufology.4From 1954 onwards, Daniel Fry(1908-1992) claimed to have flown inAre Extraterrestrials Already Among Us?A Review of Historical AccountsBy Warren P. AstonContinued on page 9Warren Aston
    • 9MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007a remote-controlled disc in 1949 whileworking as a technician at WhiteSands. He maintained telepathiccontact for some years with an entityhe called “Alan,” assisting him for fiveyears to prepare to live undetected onearth.5Frank Stranges, (b.1927) aCalifornia minister of religion, claimedthat the U.S government had a num-ber of Venusians as its guests in the1950s, the leader being “Valiant Thor.”The group was here to help us avoid ableak future. Photographs of some ofthe group, dressed in western clothing,were published in Strange’s 1967book.6Stranges remains active in thefield today.Almost unremembered today,Brazilian “Dino Kraspedon,” thepen name for Aladino Felix, told ofmeeting a human-like man fromJupiter’s moons in 1952. The manlater visited him at his home, impartingvoluminous and often—from a 2007perspective—absurd claims aboutphysics, our solar system and spacetravel. Perhaps it was not all in vain,for Felix claimed to have embracedreligion as a result of his encounter.However, he also developed a cultfollowing and was eventually con-victed of political terrorism, endingbehind bars in an asylum in 1971.7In the case of Menger, Adamskiand Fry, the original claims were nottotally unbelievable and offeredwitnesses and photographic evidenceto back them up. Menger and Fryproduced some impressive photo-graphs and movie film that lend somecredence to their claims. Some of theeyewitness testimony in particular ishard to dismiss. Multiple witnessessaid they watched Adamski’s first en-counter in the desert with “Orthon,”8while others said they saw Menger’sother-worldly friends performingamazing feats.9The same can be said of Eduard“Billy” Meier (b. 1937), whoseclaims I essentially reject. A formerCambodian diplomat recently affirmedthat she saw Meier with an apparentextraterrestrial woman and witnessedregular UFO appearances while helived in India prior to becoming wellknown.10Other witnesses swear thatthey have seen his Pleiadian shipsnear his Swiss base. Meier however,so far as I am aware, has neverclaimed that any extraterrestrials liveamong us, so is only mentioned herebecause the trajectory of his storymatches the others so well.In all but the Coe case,something changed and eventually theclaims made by each person reachedsuch a level of absurdity and farcethat the entire case was discredited.Fry produced one of the mostobviously faked films of a hoveringflying saucer. Menger flew to themoon and walked unprotected on itssurface along with “hundreds” ofother earth tourists. Adamski enjoyeda morning walk on a brisk sunny dayon Venus. Stranges visited ValiantThor’s home inside Venus. Not to beoutdone, Billy Meier flew to anotheruniverse altogether, where hephotographed blurry dinosaurs andprimitive beings and later, a poorlyconstructed small model “starship”sitting outside his compound.We see a similar pattern with amore recent contactee, EnriqueCastillo Rincon. Castillo wasbefriended by a young man outside amovie theatre in 1969 in Caracas,Venezuala, where he was working.They became friends and socialized alot in various settings. Eventually hisfriend, who claimed to be Swiss, wastransferred. Years later, Castillo wasled to make physical contact with alarge craft and found that his formerfriend was a member of the crew. Hethen claimed a series of trips insaucers piloted by Pleiadians and bybeings from Mercury and Jupiter, avisit to a secret base high in the Andeswhere other people were being taughtand a trip to an underwater alien base.But in the process, a fairly straight-forward, perhaps-believable accountspirals downwards into a quasi-religious, mystical morass of vagueprophecies and Christ-like figuresemerging from caves making ludicrousstatements.11Aside from deliberate fraud,insanity or CIA manipulations, apossible reason for this pattern amongcontactees has been suggested:deliberate disinformation from theextra-terrestrials. Dr. James Dear-dorff has theorized that introducingabsurd claims may merely be anextraterrestrial strategy to control thepace of release.12For example, at least one personhas claimed thatAdamski’s originalexperiences had been authentic, butthat he divulged something confiden-tial, obliging the extraterrestrials todiscredit him.13Perhaps this is so. Andwe should be mindful that charlatansare found, still, in ufology today.The UFO research community hasto consider the possibility that perhapssome of these contacts may have beengenuine, but that when the contactsended, human pride and ego had theneed to keep it going, to embroider andexpand? Is it conceivable that theexperiences sparking these caseswere so transforming that the recipientwas unable to return to “normal” lifeand had to perpetuate it by any meanspossible, even faked evidence? Arewe learning more about ourselves, ourpsyche and perhaps our innate cosmicloneliness than we are learning aboutextraterrestrials in these instances?Next month: Credible Cases Explored.Extraterrestrials Living Among Us?Continued from page 8References and Notes, page 10
    • May 200710 MUFON UFO JournalMUFON has initiated an abductionexperiencer referral relationship withthe Organization for ParanormalUnderstanding and Support or OPUS.When an individual calls MUFON toreport an alien abduction experience,the call is automatically routed toLester Velez, who is not onlyMUFON’s Northern CaliforniaAssistant State Director but is also theOPUS Vice President.The stated mission of OPUS, a501(C)3 nonprofit organization, is: Todevelop a network of people dedicatedto a better understanding of the overallnature of unusual/anomalous personalexperiences and to support those whohave them.Such experiences may includeextraordinary states of consciousness,fortean, spiritual, or parapsychologicalphenomenon, close encounters withnon-human entities, and/or UFOactivity.Through its educational servicesand position of neutrality, OPUSprovides a meeting ground for peopleand groups of opposing and oftencontroversial views, in the hope that inworking together we can further ouroverall knowledge in these areas andpromote scientific research with theultimate goal of helping humankind. Tothat end, OPUS networks with manylike-minded organizations such as JohnMack Institute (JEMI), Budd Hopkinsand the Intruders Foundation, Dr. LeoSprinkle and ACCET, (Academy ofClinical Close Encounters Therapists,Inc.), Yvonne Smith and CERO,(Close Encounter ResearchOrganization), and Dr. David Jacobsand I.C.A.R., (International Center forAbduction Research).For more information on OPUS goto http://www.opus-net.org .OPUS and MUFONto Collaborate onAbduction ReportingThe Smoking Gun ResearchAgency (SGRA) has announced specialdiscounts for MUFON members fortheir newsletter and for their upcomingconference, according to SGRADirector Jon Nowinski.MUFON Members can receive10% off a yearly subscription to theSGRA monthly newsletter, The Dis-patch, in printed or electronic format.MUFON Members who subscribe willalso receive a free gift.MUFON members can alsoreceive a special MUFON Members-SGRA gives discounts to MUFON membersonly package to the 9thAnnual Paran-ormal Conference (ParaCon) beingheld June 9–10 in Milford, Connecti-cut. The package includes an All-Access Pass to all ParaCon SpecialEvents, a ParaCon Program Book,copy of the ParaCon Issue of TheDispatch, 15 raffle tickets, VIPseating at the conference, and more.See conference ad on page 11.For more information, contact JonNowinski at (203) 247-0310, or atsgra@sgra-media.org.Continued from page 9References and Notes1. Coe, Albert, The Shocking Truth (NewJersey: The Book Fund, 1969). I havealso used a transcript of a 1977interview with Coe by psychiatrist DrBerthold Schwarz. The Coe case is alsosummarized in Timothy Good, AlienBase.2. Good, Timothy, Alien Base (London:Century,1998):30-39.3. Menger, Howard, From Outer Space toYou (Clarksburg WV: Saucerian Boooks,1959). Good’s summary 177-196 includessupporting testimony of witnesses.4.Adamski, George, Inside the SpaceShips (London: Spearman, 1956). Good,pp. 100-157 includes a usefulcomprehensive bibliography. See alsoLou Zinststag & Timothy Good, GeorgeAdamski: The Untold Story(Beckenham, UK: Ceti, 1983). For askeptical, but still insightful,examination ofAdamski see ColinBennett, Looking for Orthon (ParaviewPress, 2001), although it seems clear thatthe definitive biography of Adamski hasyet to be written.5. Fry, Daniel, To Men of Earth (MerlinOR: Merlin Publishing, 1973). See alsoGood 57-78, including details of anapparently genuine UFO Fryphotographed.6. Stranges, Frank, The Stranger at thePentagon (Van Nuys: IEC, 1967).Stranges confirmed that his 1965 visit toVenus was “physical” in an email to medated March 31, 2007.7. Kraspedon, Dino, transl J. B. Wood, MyContact With UFOs (London: SphereBooks, 1977).8. Good, 108.9.Good,186-189.10. Transcript of talk given by PhobolCheng (ret) of the Cambodian UNdelegation at the International UFOCongress, Laughlin, Nevada February23, 1999, available at www.tjresearch.info/Phobal_plain_text.htm . Thisendorsement must somehow bereconciled however with the devastatingand heavily-documented expose of theMeier claims in Kal K. Korff, Spaceshipsof the Pleiades (Amherst, NY:Prometheus, 1995).11. Castillo Rincon, Enrique, UFOs: AGreat New Dawn for Humanity (NevadaCity CA: Blue Dolphin, 1997).12. Dr James W. Deardorff, “Possibleextraterrestrial strategy for earth,” RoyalAstronomical Quarterly Journal 27(March1986):94-101.13. Good, 151.Copyright 2007 by Warren T. AstonWarren Aston is a researcher andwriter who divides his time betweenAustralia and the U.S. He has been a UFOresearcher for more than 30 years and is aformer speaker at the annual MUFONSymposium and at other conferences inthe U.S, UK andAustralia.Aston: ETs Among Us
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    • May 200712 MUFON UFO JournalMarch 8–Aug. 15—Alien Images:UFOs, Photography and Belief.Photographic Exhibit at Arizona StateUniversity, Tempe,AZ. 480-965-6224.www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/asuma;anthro.museum@asu.edu.June 9–10—ParaCon Conference.Milford, CT. See ad on page 11.Contact Jon at 203-2247-0310 or atsgra@sgra-media.org. Website:www.sgra-media.org.July 5–8—60th Anniversary of theRoswell Incident, 2007 Roswell UFOFestival. Roswell Museum & ArtCenter, Roswell, NM. FeaturingDennis Balthasar, Donald Burleson,PhD, Nicholas Redfern, PeterRobbins, Guy Malone, Richard Dolan,John Greenewald Jr., Steven Bassett,Michael S. Heiser, PhD, Dr. RogerLeir, John Rhodes,Adam GoRightly,Greg Bishop, Paola Harris, Tom Horn,Rob Simone. 1-888-ROS-FESTwww.roswellufofestival.com.Aug. 10–12—MUFON InternationalUFO Symposium. Marriott DenverTech Center, Denver, CO. Theme:“An Estimate of the Situation: TheExtraterrestrial Hypothesis.” Speakers:Stanton Friedman, Richard Dolan,Kathleen Marden, John Greenewald,Sam Maranto, Timothy Good, MichaelNelson, Robert Salas, more. Seewww.mufon.com/symposia.htm.October 27—Mysteries of Space &Sky IV, featuring Don Berliner, Roband Sue Swiatek, Carl Feindt, and Dr.S. Peter Resta, near Annapolis, MD.Contact Dr. Resta at 410-544-4927 X8, or at spr100@aol.com.60 Years Since Roswell IncidentThis summer’s13thAnnual RoswellUFO Festival onJuly 5–8 marks the60thanniversary ofthe famous 1947Roswell UFOCrash Incident. Forthe first time, theCity of Roswell, NewMexico, and severalnational sponsors are backingthe event. This year’s 60thAnniver-sary UFO Festival celebration is not tobe missed!The Roswell Incident wentdormant a few days after it occurredand stayed that way for 31 years untilStanton Friedman, a nuclear physicistand the original civilian researcher,interviewed the 1947 RoswellArmyAir Field Intelligence Officer, MajorJesse Marcel. The story is so intrigu-ing that hundreds of books and docu-mentaries have been produced aboutthe Roswell Incident, and Roswell hasbecome a UFO center.Walter Haut (the Roswell AAFBase PR officer) and Glenn Dennisjoined local businessman Max Littell tofound the International UFO Museum& Research Center in 1991, whichnow draws over 150,000 visitorsannually.In 1997, for the 50thanniversarycelebration of the Roswell Incident,the population of Roswell almostdoubled with Festival attendees plusmedia from around the globe. Organiz-ers promise the 60thAnniversary willbe even bigger and better.Speakers coming for their firstRoswell appearance include fiveresearchers from Mexico, who willgive bilingual lectures. The over 30speakers include: Dennis Balthasar,Greg Bishop, Donald Burleson PhD,Stephen Bassett, Richard Dolan,Adam GoRightly, John Greenewald,Michael Heiser PhD,Tom Horn, GuyMalone, NickRedfern, JohnRhodes, PeterRobbins, RobSimone and more.Attendees canenjoy a new eventcalled “UFO-Spottingwith your FavoriteResearchers.” On July 5, 6 and7, one hundred people each eveningwill go to a designated site north ofRoswell to spend the night searchingthe sky for UFOs with world-famousUFO researchers. They will enjoy agourmet dinner, drinks and snacksthroughout the night, and a full-servicebreakfast before returning to Roswell.Attendees can view stars and planetsthrough the commercial 20" and 11"telescopes on site, and can ask ques-tions of Peter Lipscomb, publishedastrophotographer, stargazer and life-long student of the sky. The deadlineto sign up for this event is May 31st.Plenty of activities are planned: aspectacular 4thof July fireworksdisplay; the world-famous MurphyBros. Exposition Carnival; musicalentertainment by The Alan ParsonsProject and 20 other national andregional bands; and appearances byDean Haglund (“Langley” from the X-Files) and cartoonist Doug Oggintroducing his new book.For fun you can enjoy helicopterrides, hot-air balloon rides, theAlienCostume Contest, the annual nightparade and invasion, Laser-Tag,theatrical plays, running events, staticair displays and about 30 more events.For up-to-date information aboutthe Festival, go towww.roswellufofestival.com.Submitted by Dennis G. BalthaserWebsite: www.truthseekeratroswell.comEmail: truthskr@roswell.netSubmissions for the July 2007 issueof the MUFON UFO Journal shouldreach us by May 25. Submit articlesto: editor@mufon.com
    • 13MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Valley of the Skookum—Four Years ofEncounters with Bigfoot by Sali Sheppard-Wolford, Forward byAutumn Williams,2006, Pine Winds Press, IdyllArbor, Inc.,P.O. Box 720, Ravensdale,WA98022, ISBN0-937663-11-56x9 soft cover, 286 pages,$18.00.Reviewed by Dwight ConnellyInstances of UFOs appearing inconjunction with Bigfoot are rare, thebest example being the Oct. 25, 1973,case in Fayette County, PA, investi-gated by veteran researcher StanGordon. While there are no flyingsaucers in this book by Sali Sheppard-Wolford, it does include strange balls oflight—both near and far—plusnumerous encounters with what theNative Americans call Skookum.The author also tried to research areported airplane crash related to aUFO, but discovered that the news-papers describing the event had mys-teriously disappeared. Her researchalso seemingly triggered an appearanceby Men in Black.She also associated, apparently ina dream state, with another NativeAmerican, a spiritual guide she callsDream Walker, who showed herscenes from the past and providedglimpses of the future.Thus this is an account whichfeatures both the paranormal and themore “normal,” including physicaltracks left by Bigfoot and multiplesightings by former “non-believers,”including the author’s husband.The author’s daughter,Autumn,who wrote the Forward, was a smallchild during the four years described inthis book, but the events made such animpression on her that she has been aBigfoot researcher for the past 17years (www.oregonbigfoot.com).She says that there are “two typesof witnesses to this phenomenon:incidental and long-term.” Sheconcludes that her time is better spentinterviewing the long-term witnesses“who, like my family, claimed ongoingencounters near their residences.”Book ReviewIn March 2007, the websitewww.UFOPOP.org (Flying Saucers inPopular Culture) marked its secondanniversary.The purpose of UFOPOP is topreserve and display images of UFOsand Flying Saucers as presented in themedia of our “popular culture”including comic books, magazine andbook covers, advertising and products,toys and games, and more.Beginning with a thousand comicbook images, the site has grown toover 5,400 images.Over 1,300 books from 1950 to thepresent are pictured. The MagazineGallery includes images of over 1,362magazine covers, from 1915 to thepresent—yes, the MUFON UFOJournal is included.Valley of the Skookum is apersonal account of the author’s fouryears of experiences with thecreatures and the people who livealong the Carbon River in a sparselysettled area of western WashingtonState in the 1970s.Bigfoot—Skookum—comesacross as frightening, due to its size, itsstrangeness, its disgusting odor, and itshabit of showing up near dwellings.However, the author suggests that it ismore curious than dangerous. Tracks,sightings and peculiar sounds suggestit frequently observed the humanresidents in the area.The author feels she has a specialquality that enables her to relate toSkookum, although she was certainlynot the only person to see the Bigfootfamilies. She is not a NativeAmerican, but has a strong affinity forthem, and became good friends withYoudi, a Native American lady whotaught her various crafts and helpedher to understand Skookum.The Merchandising Gallery nowhas 1,600 ads, products, and promo-tional items which clearly show theextent to which UFO/Flying Saucerand alien imagery have permeated ourculture.A Toy Gallery is under construc-tion, to be followed by aMiscellaneous Gallery for those thingswhich just don’t fit elsewhere.If you are interested in UFOs,Flying Saucers, popular culture,spacecraft artwork, or just want tostroll down memory lane, visitwww.UFOPOP.org . The site hasbeen written about in the Interna-tional UFO Reporter and Britain’sFortean Times Magazine.New items are constantly beingadded.The site was created by JimKlotz and Les Treece-Sinclair.Klotz, a UFO researcher since 1959,served as the System Operator for theComputer UFO Network. Treece-Sinclair became interested in UFOs in1957, and since then has collectedover 11,000 items on the subject.UFO Images Gallery UFOPOP Contains over 5,400 ImagesMUFON UFOJournal # 173July 1983Saturday EveningPostDecember 1966
    • May 200714 MUFON UFO JournalPercePtionsPercePtionsPercePtionsPercePtionsPercePtionsBy StantonT. FriedmanStanton FriedmanMaybe I just have an aversion tosigning UFO petitions. Perhaps I amappalled by the incredible naivety andChutzpah of those circulating them.The most recent request for gatheringmillionsofsignaturescomes fromthe Exopoliticsmovementwith a “WorldUFODisclosureCampaign.”Its aim is “ToHave U.N.GeneralAssembly tohold open and secrecy-free hearingson the UFO/ET presence on Earth.And to hold open hearings onadvanced energy and propulsionsystems related to the subject that,when publicly released, will providesolutions to global environmental andother challenges.”Since when did the U.N. GeneralAssembly have any power to compeltestimony from individuals covered bynational security arrangements? Iworked under security for 14 years forseveral companies working ongovernment-sponsored classifiedresearch and development programs.There was certainly not the slightestindication that the U.N. had a role indetermining whether or not I couldreveal classified information.Has some magic event occurredthat would cause national governmentsto abandon all security? It is preciselyadvanced propulsion systems withwhich I was concerned. Surelyresearchers in the U.K., France,Russia, China, India, Israel, Pakistan,Iran, etc. have no more incentive thando U.S. researchers to releaseclassified data.The basic rule for security is thatone cannot tell one’s friends withouttelling one’s enemies. There areclearly a lot of enemies out there, orwhy else is the United States spendingroughly half a trillion dollars per yearon things military? Does it really makesense to put any technological secretswhich have been obtained from studyof UFO behavior and wreckage outwhere the Osama Bin Ladens of theworld can buy them?Yes, I certainly agree with thepetitioners that “it is a well establishedfact that UFOs are a world-widephenomenon.” For decades I havebeen demonstrating that the subject offlying saucers represents a kind ofCosmic Watergate, and indeed thatsome few people within the US andother governments know that Earth isbeing visited. I have also noted that Idid not believe new technical datashould be put out that is readilyaccessible to terrorists, petty dictatorsand other “bad guys.” If we havelearned new techniques for trackingalien invaders in our skies, should theybe shared with countries who woulduse them to detect and track ourmilitary aircraft responding to anattack?Many people seem to believe. . .I have found that many peopleseem to believe—since we havewreckage from Roswell and othercrashes of alien craft—that we havenecessarily learned out to duplicate thecraft. I have seen no evidence of that.If we have, why have we not usedthese new super special vehicles in allthe wars we have been engaged inover the last 60 years? I don’t thinkChristopher Columbus, if he had beengiven an unlimited budget and an SR71 or a nuclear submarine or a Saturn5 rocket or my home computer, couldhave built any of these in 1493 or even1893.Some people think that the reasonfor the rapid and incredibly extensivedevelopment of new technology sinceWorld War II must be the result ofback engineering UFO technology. Istrongly disagree. I think the majorreason has been the huge expendituresof money (and people) in advanced Rand D programs—many of them, atleast temporarily, black budgetprograms.People are shocked when I pointout that the General Electric AircraftNuclear Propulsion program on whichI worked from 1956-1959 had a 1958budget of $100 million. We employed3,500 people of whom 1,100 wereengineers and scientists. We also tookadvantage of government-ownedfacilities and equipment and ofgovernment-supplied enricheduranium; and, so far as I have beenable to tell, there are no nuclear-powered airplanes flying around eventhough we actually did operate jetengines on nuclear power.The annual black budget isvariously estimated at 30-50 billiondollars. The three nuclear weaponslabs employ more than 20,000 peoplein total and spend over $3 billion peryear. That is more than the totalbudget of the National ScienceFoundation. Other countries such asOn Petitions and Petitioners, and UFO Technology
    • 15MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Friedman: Does the US Have UFO Technology?Continued from page 14Russia and China have large classifieddevelopment programs. There wasnever a time before WWII when somuch money, effort and resourceswere devoted to developing advancedmilitary and other technology. UFOscertainly might have stimulated avariety of research programs.No evidence we are using UFOtechnologyI am, of course, not saying that weand other countries haven’t learnedanything of interest from studying bothwreckage and measurements of flightcharacteristics on board satellites andaircraft chasing UFOs. I suggest someexamples in my book Top Secret/Majic. But where is there anyevidence of any sort that we havecome up with solutions—now beingcovered up—that will provide solutionsto global environment and otherchallenges??The Disclosure Project hasfrequently claimed that, in effect, thesecret of free energy has beenobtained from study of UFOs.Certainly I have seen no suchevidence. For example, if we havelearned to build and operate amagnetoaerodynamic propulsionsystem that works by ionizing the airaround a craft in the atmosphere andinteracting with that electricallyconducting fluid to create lift, drag,prevention of sonic boom production,heating, etc., without using fossil fuels,why weren’t such systems used inrecent wars? The Stealth Fighter wasdeveloped in secret at great cost…and was used in the Gulf War.Remember, it isn’t enough todetermine theoretically how advancedsystems for atmospheric flight andinterstellar travel (almost certainly twodifferent systems) might work, but thetheory must be reduced to practice.The hard part about the developmentof the atomic bomb wasn’t the theory,but obtaining plutonium and enrichinguranium. At one time the ManhattanProject was using almost 10% of theelectrical power in the United Statesto provide enriched uranium.It would, for example, be useful todevelop more efficient refrigerators,but how could people afford to replacethe old ones? The sun and wind arefree but they are not available all thetime and the converters are definitelynot free. The United States hascertainly not shown a great will tobuild more nuclear power plants toreplace burning fossil fuels in a hurry.China plans to build about thirty.Furthermore, have we really workedhard at improving the rail systems ofthe country?Perhaps I should add that I wasone of a number of scientists whopresented papers about UFOs at theGeneral Assembly of the UnitedNations in 1978. We were very wellreceived. The primary purpose asintroduced by Eric Gairy of Granadawas to have the UN establish acentral clearing house for UFOreports from all over the world. Therewas interest, but the United States putthe kibosh on that. Certainly therewere no presentations by anybody ofclassified government data from theUS or anywhere else.More helpful to release the dataI think it would be far moreproductive to push the US governmentto release all the data it has on UFOsightings that could effect NationalSecurity, but that, according to GeneralCarroll Bolender in his memo of 1969,were not part of the Blue BookSystem, but were reported under JointArmy Navy Air Force Publication 146or Air Force Manual 55-11. Howabout pushing for amnesty to allowmilitary persons who had beeninvolved in Roswell, or other eventsprior to 1950, to speak withoutpenalty? After all, the USAF haspersistently claimed that no UFOreported, evaluated or investigated bythe US Air Force gives any threat toNational Security. They have alsoclaimed that what was recovered nearRoswell in July, 1947, was not an alienspacecraft. How could they prosecuteanybody for talking about a MogulBalloon and crash test dummies?Speaking of Roswell, 60 yearsafter the event, another petition that Ididn’t sign was one distributed byAirline Pilot Kent Jeffrey a number ofyears ago after he had becomeconvinced that Roswell representedthe crash of an alien spacecraft. Ofcourse, he became disillusioned, partlybecause he had bought into the falsetestimony of the late Frank Kaufmannthat Roswell was real. Unfortunately,he pulled a bait and switch. He spokeabout Roswell, but the petition was toget the government to release any andall UFO information it had, rather thanjust about Roswell. UnderstandablyKent never had a security clearance.Again this would include any technicaldata that had been obtained. I didn’tthen and don’t now think such datashould be out there. I didn’t sign hispetition despite my strong convictionthat indeed the US governmentrecovered two crashed flying saucersin New Mexico in July, 1947, asreported in “Crash at Corona.”The exopolitical types claim intheir request for signatures that “Weshould all together concentrate ourefforts on one goal: to bring the truthabout the UFO phenomenon to light.”That sounds good. What does itmean? Who decides what is truth? Iknow that the movement people seemto have accepted every whistleblowertale that has come out.Continued on page 20
    • May 200716 MUFON UFO JournalPhPhPhPhPhyyyyysicalsicalsicalsicalsicalTTTTTrrrrracesacesacesacesacesBy Ted PhillipsThe past several columns havedescribed in some detail the Moon-shaft Artifact and Structure located innortheastern Slovakia. After 37 yearsof research you might imagine the fileis thick; it is. My Polish and Slovakianfriends and I have located informationwhich begins to shed some light onpossible origins and possible connec-tions to other events dating backbeyond 1663.New information is being checkedat this time and updates will be givenin this column as the information isconfirmed credible.I have two new web sites. Thefirst site, ufotracecases.com, dealswith cases from the Center forPhysical Trace Research files, theSlovakian Artifact, and the SpecialInvestigation Unit (SIU), a newproject within CPTR.The other site, moonshaftartifact.com, will contain the history of theproject and will be updated as addi-tional information can be released. Mygoal is to report by electronic journalthe next expedition when fundsbecome available. Individuals will beable to “go along” on the expeditionvia our daily reports to the journal,along with digital images and video.Special Investigations UnitThe Special Investigation Unit is ateam of five with the primary objectiveof inserting itself into areas of devel-oping activity. The team is composedof:Thomas Ferrario—Missouri MUFONAssistant Director ofInvestigations. He hasbeen an independentinvestigator and re-searcher for over 35years, and is the Co-Founder of the MUFONDive Team along withDebbie Ziegelmeyer.Adam Johnson—MUFON Field Investiga-tor and Missouri MUFONAssistant State Director for PublicInformation. Adam has researched theUFO phenomenon for over ten years.He is a student at St. Charles Commu-nity College in St. Louis.Ted Phillips—Director of theCenter for Physical Trace Research.Ted is Missouri MUFON Director ofInvestigations, and has investigatedUFO landing cases for the past 39years.Debbie Ziegelmeyer—MissouriMUFON State Section Director forJefferson and St. Genevieve Counties.She is the Co-Founder of the MUFONDive Team. Deb is a PADI AssistantInstructor and YMCA Dive Masterfor Scuba Shop USA in St. Louis.Chuck Zukowski—Chuck livesin Colorado Springs, CO and is aSenior Mask Design EngineeringConsultant with over 20 years of MIXSignal Microchip design. He has aBachelors degree in Business, and aTed Phillips and Tom Ferrario at Marley SiteNew Research SitesCertification in Electronic Engineering.The SIU Journal will be updatedas investigations are conducted. Thecurrent SIU activity is posted on theufotracecases.com site often. Bothsites are under construction on a dailybasis so please check them.The team is currently investigatingtwo sites of ongoing activity. Fullreports will be submitted to MUFONon a regular basis and updated on theweb site and in this column.Site One, designated as MarleyWoods, is located in Missouri. Namesand locations are on file but notreleased at the request of the wit-nesses. I have been investigating thesemany sightings of aerial and groundevents since December 1998. Fromthis small rural area, I have on fileover 400 reported events from 184witnesses. Videos and still imageshave been taken of aerial displays,physical traces, cattle mutilations, just
    • 17MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Phillips:New Research Sitesabout everything except humanoidsightings.Observations this year, as of April25, 2007, took place on the followingdates, all observed by witnesses.January 2, 3, 4, and 25 - all aerial.March 1, 5, 7, 22 - all aerial.April 16 - two observations, bothaerial.Tom Ferrario and I were at thesite on March 23 collecting informa-tion, but we had no sightings at thetime.Site Two, designated as WM, islocated in Arkansas. Witnessesrequest that no names or locations bereleased, although all are on file. Inthis area small circular objects havebeen seen and photographed indaylight and at night. The objectsappear bright metallic in daylight,glowing a dull orange at night.In a typical daylight observation,multiple witnesses photographed asmall metallic object leaving whatappears to be a pulsing trail. Thephotograph clearly shows the objectmaking a right-angle turn from verticalto horizontal. The objects have beenseen flying from the primary locationat altitudes of less than 100 feet,making several right-angle turns. Inone case a small circular object landedless than 300 feet from two witnessesin daylight. It remained on the groundfor several minutes and then vanishedinstantly.Currently we are investigating twoApril 2007 cases from southwestMissouri and central Missouri; oneinvolves video of multiple light sourcesand repeat sightings. These are alsomultiple witness events involving verycredible individuals.I can be contacted by email atarchaeoanom@inter-linc.net if youhave questions or information.Date: Since early 2007. Casesreported in March 2007Location: Luis Munoz MarinInternationalAirport, Carolina, P.R.Time: Daylight hours; at nightbetween 8:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Witness: Airport worker (Thepseudonym “Mr. Rodriguez” is usedhere, as the witness is fearful of beingdismissed should his real namebecome known.)Evidence: NoneBrief Description of Object: Roundlight larger than an airplane, verybright; other lights of greater intensityand size, white in color, triangleshaped.Summary: Mr. Rodriguez(pseudonym) works at one of theairport’s offices. He has a view of thenew airport control tower from hiswindow, as well as of El Yunque andother landmarks. Rodriguez claimsthat this year, some lights have beenseen hovering over the new tower,remaining static and then disappearing.These lights are either white or red incolor (Note: researcher Ana Rios hasseen lights similar to those describedby Mr. Rodriguez from her apartmentin Isla Verde, and which appear to betriangular when making a turn).Rodriguez also claims to see avery large, powerful light between8:20–8:30 PM, white and triangularshaped. He compares this light to thebrightness of an airliner belonging toSan Martin Air, adding that the UFO’slight is even stronger than the lights onthis aircraft. He says that wheneverhe’s with a customer and sees thelights, he points them out and they tooare startled. When he makes inquiriesamong pilots, they always say they’veseen nothing at all. (He believesthey’ve been told not to speak for fearof dismissal).The triangular UFO impresses thewitness greatly for its size, shape andbrightness. When he realized that, atthe time that his sightings usuallyoccur, there is also a scheduledAmerican Eagle flight at 8:20 pmtoward Vieques, he decided to boardthis flight with a skeptical friend to seethe object more closely and to get hisfriend to believe him.Rodriguez says that as theAmerican Eagle flight gained altitude,it was necessary to look toward Route#3, as this is where the light appearsto emerge from, toward the beacharea. The UFO approached the planesufficiently [for him to realize] that itwas larger than the airliner. It thenmade a U-turn, heading towardFajardo, and then Vieques, as thoughheading for nearby islands. Rodriguezsays that he alerted all of the passen-gers and asked the co-pilot about thestrange light. The pilot replied [inEnglish]: “Forget about it,” which ledRodriguez to believe that the pilots areforbidden to discuss what is going on,or else did not want to alarm them.Comments: Rodriguez wants a groupof researchers to go with cameras andturn them on as soon as the passengerplane gains altitude, focusing them onRoute #3 and El Yunque in order torecord it. He added that the sameevent happened on the return trip fromVieques to San Juan.Report forwarded to MUFON by JohnSchuesslerIncident reported to: Lucy Guzman,Ovni.Net.Sources: www.andrewalvarez.net ,www.ovni.netTranslation (c) 2007, Scott Corrales, IHUhttp://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/Puerto Rican Airport Employee ReportsUFO Sighting over Control Tower
    • May 200718 MUFON UFO JournalFiler’s FilesFiler’s FilesFiler’s FilesFiler’s FilesFiler’s FilesBy George FilerDirector, MUFON Eastern RegionGeorge FilerNote: These reports are presented inorder to keep readers informed of some of thevast number of sightings being reported.However, these cases have not been officiallyinvestigated, unless noted.K Illinois Hovering Red LightALGONQUIN—I was running on aThursday nightApril 5, 2007 ataround 8:30 PM, itwas cold but clearand I saw a redlight hovering inthe distance about1000 feet inheight. I stoppedrunning for amoment [towatch]. It wasbright and had a humming sound. Itdropped something out of it, a light ora probe-like thing. It went to theground and seemed to go underground,then the craft dimmed in light andmoved to the left very fast and made aquick turn straight up almost an instant90 degree turn. I know an airplanecannot do this. I felt like I was beingwatched, so I continued running andwent home. Was this a meteor, UFOor what? Please let me know becausea lot of people around here are seeingthings but they are too embarrassed toadmit it. Thanks to MUFON CMSMassachusetts Trees Lit UpGreenWILLIAMSTOWN—The reporterstates: “I was hunting coyotes at 6:00AM on April 13, 2007, when I glancedto my left and saw a bright whiteobject hovering halfway up themountain. Five minutes later it movedleft slowly and then took off, fasterthan anything I have ever seen.” Aweek later he saw something again.He said he turned away and lookedback and it was still there, hoveringjust to the left of the Taconic trail andthe “trees lit up green.” He watchedto see if it would take off again but itnever did. “It was unnerving this time.I could tell it was red and green lightsblinking. With my binoculars, I couldsee the lights but couldn’t see theshape.” Thanks to ChristopherMontgomery, Editor-in-Chief http://uforc.com/Michigan CylinderPattie Donahue writes, “Mydaughter and I observed a whitetubular/cigar-shaped object on manydifferent dates, times, and locations. Iwould be outside, when I would getthe very clear familiar feeling/thoughtto “Look Up,” and there would be awhite tubular cigar-shaped object justsitting there in the sky. It wouldalways be no more than maybe 3-4stories above me. The first few timesit would just sit there for ten seconds,then just vanish, disappear. I never hadtime to run in and get my camera.Other times, I would look up, it wouldbe just sitting there, suddenly startmoving, then vanish into thin air.”Minnesota One Triangle and theOther CrossEDEN PRAIRIE—My friend and Iwere driving almost to Apple Valley onHighway 77, around 8:30 pm, onApril8, 2007, and we looked up and sawlights. The three lights on the cornersof this UFO looked like a plane at first,but when we got closer it was a weirdtriangle and one by one they turned onwith multicolored lights in the middle.The first object was hovering in onespot and was pretty low to the groundtoo, maybe five hundred feet abovethe trees! We kept driving and I couldsee it was still there. Then we sawanother object in the shape of a crosswith a glowing light on each end. Itlooked like a big box was on top of it,and it had two weird flashing lightswith abnormally large white lights onthe ends of the cross.This object was also hovering anddid not move from the spot it was in!When we passed by I looked back andI saw both of the objects still in thesame place above the highway. At8:45 PM, near our destination I couldsee two really bright lights with a thirdobject coming towards us. So therewas a total of three craft. We arrivedat our friends house but they had notseen anything. After three hours wedrove back on the same highway andsaw three bright blue objects indifferent parts of the sky. Thanks toMUFON CMSMontana Orange LightsHAVRE—My daughter was drivinghome shortly after dark on April 12,2007, from her boyfriend’s ranch inthe Bears Paw Mountains outside ofHavre, when she noticed an unusuallight in the sky. She said the color wasfire like orange and very bright. Shepulled the truck up and watched it as itsplit into two orange lights. One flewaway and then flew quickly backtogether and joined the one it had left.She said the head lights, and thedashboard lights went out, but she said
    • 19MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Filer’s FilesContinued from page 18MUFON MembersMessage Boardmufonmembers.proboards55.comPassword: Hynek1947(case sensitive)the music on the CD player keptplaying. She came home hysterical,shaking, crying and scared. She is abrave girl when rafting and huntinggrizzly bears. She isn’t the hystericalkind. I’m kind of a UFO buff afterhaving many sightings in my life, butshe always treats me like I’m weird.Well, now this is her third sighting, butthe only one so close up and while shewas alone. She was scared! Thanks toMUFON CMSTROUT LAKE—James Gillilandwrites, “On TuesdayApril 10, 2007from 9:30 to 10:45 PM, anomalouslights were spotted all crossing thesame point near the handle of the BigDipper. According to Heavens-Abovesatellite and space station schedulesthere was only one iridium flarescheduled for the evening. One of theships fired a beam which lit up anobject near the handle of the BigDipper causing it to disappear. Therewere what looked like two military jetswhich vectored in on the same area onthe same course of two of the largerUFOs. One of the ships powered upjust in front of the jet and there is noway the pilot could have missed it.Most of this was caught on film, all butthe beam due to not showing up in theview finder. We are still working onthe technology and expertise tocapture the footage and send it out onthe net. I would suggest going out overthe next few days and watch thehandle of the Big Dipper for your ownpersonal experience. Something verystrange is unfolding there. Thanks toJames Gilliland www.eceti.orgTexas Three Lights in TriangularShapeSLOCUM—About 130 Miles east-southeast of Dallas, the witness wasoutside “star gazing” and saw a brightlight towards the southwest on April11, 2007, at 5:10 AM. The light wentout and then three lights appeared in atriangular configuration. The threelights were followed by a red light (attimes). The light configuration (object)moved erratically side to side andmade a few circles. The witnessheard no sound and observed theobject for about 5 minutes. The objectthen shot off rapidly to the south anddisappeared. Jupiter was visible in thesouthwest at the time of sighting.Investigator’s Notes: The witnesswas quite excited by what he saw. Hesaid that he routinely looks at the skywhen he gets up in the morning. He atonce noticed the bright light. I don’tthink that the sighting was the result ofJupiter given what the witnessreported. Given available information Ihave no explanation of what thewitness saw. Thanks to Bill PluckettUFOs Northwest. http://ufosnw.com/Canada Sightings IncreaseMISSISSAUGA, Ontario—On March30, 2007, I went out to smoke in thebalcony at around 4 AM, and noticed alighted flying object approaching myapartment building from thesouthwest. As it flew nearer I sawone bright white light. It turned leftand remained in one position for about15 minutes. I woke up my wife towitness this peculiar object. We bothcould clearly see a flying saucer withthree beams of light emitting from itsbase. My 11-year-old daughter alsowoke up, and saw the object swingingleft, then right. It zoomed up with itslight fading above the clouds. It flewback to its original position, and stayedglued till 6 AM when it again shotupwards above the clouds.GRIMSBY, Ontario—I was drivinghome from Grimsby on Thursday orFriday evening March 29 or 30, 2007,when I chanced to glance to the northof the QEW Highway and saw ametallic floating object about fivemeters above a house by the lake. Itwas not what I expected, as it lookedlike a rotating metal fly strip. It wasjust sitting there bigger than the houseit was rotating above. Then it lookedlike the sun was shining off it and itwas gone.MEXICO: Cross shaped UFOvideotapedTEPEXPAN—On Good Friday,April 6,Mr. Victor Gabriel Gonzalez managedto record the transit of severalunidentified flying objects. Severalspheres crossed the sky at twoo’clock in the afternoon, headingsouth. Later a large cross-shapedobject approached and slowed butincreased its glow, before headingtoward the sun, where it was lost fromsight. Therefore, both Victor and AnaLuisa Cid prefer to remain objectiveand present the material as a possibleUFO, without ascribing religious orfantastic connotations to it. Thanks toInexplicata The Journal of HispanicUfology (Translation (c) 2007, ScottCorrales, IHU. Special thanks to AnaLuisa Cid and Victor G. González.)
    • May 200720 MUFON UFO JournalTheir willingness to accepteverything—without evidence—isbased on the strange notion that,because the government is all-powerful and is covering up UFOs, itwould, of course, cover up allsubstantiation of educational and otherrecords for people like Robert Lazarand the late Michael Wolf whosupposedly had six degrees in Physics,Law, Medicine, ad nauseum. Theirclaims are definitely phony. Kind ofamazing that neither could providecopies of any of the eight diplomasthey supposedly have between them.The legal counsel at MIT assured methat it is not possible to wipe out allrecords of an individual who had adegree from there. Furthermore MITdoesn’t admit people from high schoolwho finished in the bottom third oftheir class and had only one sciencecourse, as was the case for Lazar.The physicist he claimed wouldremember him from CaliforniaInstitute of Technology never taughtFriedman: On Petitioners, UFO TechnologyContinued from page 15there, but only at Pierce JuniorCollege, near LA where Bob wasindeed in one of his courses at thesame time when he was supposedly atMIT 2,500 miles away! Somehow theforces of evil missed that one.I suspect many people will signthe petitions. I certainly won’t be oneof them.Stan Friedmanfsphys@rogers.comwww.stantonfriedman.comDear Editor,Regarding the April 2007 Journalarticle on the Cisco Grove Bow & Ar-row case from 1964.On page 5 it states that declassifiedBlue Book documents detail [that] Donand Judy Shrum were interviewed byAirForce Captain McCloud and Sgt. MajorBarnes. This got my attention becausethe USAF has no such rank.ASgt. Majoris grade E-9 in the U.S. Army.The article also mentions an episodeof the 1977-78 NBC program about AirForce Blue Book investigations. Thecorrect name of the program wasProject UFO, not Project Blue Book.James E. Delehanty, USAF (Ret.)Jeffersonville, IndianaAuthor Steve Reichmuth responds toMr. Delehanty’s comments.Thank you to Mr. Delehanty,USAF (Ret.) for kindly pointing outthese issues. I wish to express somedisappointment and concern that cer-tain points of my article as edited mayhave created some confusion.The correct title of the 1970s tele-vision series that highlighted theShrum case in one series episode wasindeed called Project UFO, notProject Blue Book.We have checked our sourcesand the rank of Sergeant Major inthe article was an error, as this is arank used in the U.S. Army. There isa Master Sergeant E7 that is equiva-lent to a Sergeant Major. The AirForce official that interviewed theShrums was a sergeant. Incidentally,Judy Shrum’s father was a SeniorMaster Sergeant in the USAF.Two more corrections:The date of the Donald Shrumexperience in the Journal is incorrect.Donald Shrum’s experience occurredon September 4-5, 1964. In the his-tory of this case, the actual date wasquestioned and clarified early on.The Journal also states the Shrumfamily never met personally withNICAP/later MUFON Chief Investiga-tor Paul Cerny. [In fact, they] nevermet personally with [Investigator]Richard Hall, but the Shrum familywere in personal contact with the latePaul Cerny many times. They had de-veloped a close trust. Mr. Cerny’s in-volvement should be praised in hisobjectivity, attention to detail, and thegreat amount of time over his life thathe devoted to this particular case,important in the history of ufology.Respectfully, Steven ReichmuthSSD- MUFON - Northern CaliforniaLetter to the EditorAllow your work to live on. . .Please remember MUFON in yourwill.Inadditiontomonetarybequests,you can also donate your UFO casefiles,books,periodicals,etc.Don’tletyour valuable research end up at aflea market or estate sale.Please contact MUFON HQ at 970-221-1836formoreinformation.LeaveaLegacyto MUFON
    • 21MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Field Investigator’s Cornerby Chuck ReeverMUFON Director of InvestigationsEach month we publish the CMSRanking Report for all State Directors.Congratulations to Kenneth E. Cherry(Texas), Tracey C. Smith (Kansas),Donald R. Burleson (New Mexico) forbeing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in themonth of April.The report is based on our twomeasures of UFO Investigationeffectiveness. Assigning reports within48 hours of receipt, and completing allinvestigations within 60 days of beingassigned. The “Assigned” column is asix month running average of thenumber of cases assigned within 48hours divided by the total number ofcases received in that six monthperiod. The “Completed” column isthe number of cases completedbeginning sixty-two (62) days backand going back six months from there(for a total of eight months back)divided by the total number of casesreported in the same period. The“Weighted Rank” is just the averageof the two columns expressed as apercent.State Directors can improve theirscores by being sure to assign allcases within 48 hours, and by follow-ing up with their Field Investigators toensure all reports are completed within60 days. To be considered complete areport must have been investigatedand placed in one of the three com-pleted status codes (Unknown, Hoaxor IFO) by you the State Director.If you have any questions or needhelp with your investigations pleasecontact Chuck Reever at 530-414-4341 or 530-582-8339 or via e-mail atwizard@telis.orgMUFONField Investigators ManualThe official Mutual UFO Networkguidelines for in-depthUFO investigationPrice includes shipping and handling:Member U.S. or Canada: $28.50Non-Member U.S. or Canada $38.50Member Foreign:$49.50Non-MemberForeign:$59.50Orderonlineat: www.mufon.com/invmanual.htmRank State Director Weighted Assigned CompletedRank (50/50)1 Texas Kenneth E. Cherry 91 % 42/51 35/352 Kansas Tracey C. Smith 90 % 9/11 10/103 New Mexico Donald R. Burleson 87 % 20/27 20/204 Florida Bland Pugh 86 % 45/61 72/725 South Carolina Cheryl Ann Gilmore 83 % 2/3 5/56 Iowa Jim King 80 % 3/5 1/17 Oklahoma Charles L. Pine 75 % 5/10 11/118 Georgia Walter Sheets 73 % 10/19 20/219 Illinois Samuel Maranto 65 % 20/47 31/3510 California Georgeanne Cifarelli 65 % 53/78 42/6611 Wisconsin David J. Watson 63 % 9/14 5/812 Oregon Thomas Bowden 61 % 27/39 12/2213 Washington Laurence Childs 60 % 12/24 14/2014 Utah Elaine Douglass / 56 % 3/6 5/8Ronald Regehr15 North Carolina James (Jim) Sutton, Sr. 53 % 1/13 26/2616 Tennessee Kim Shaffer 53 % 7/20 13/1817 Nevada Mark Easter 52 % 7/24 21/2818 Delaware Ralph P. Flegal 50 % 0/1 1/119 Nebraska John C. Kasher 50 % 0/4 5/520 Hawaii Puuloa M. Teves 50 % 0/6 6/621 Massachusetts Greg S. Berghorn 50 % 0/19 13/1322 New Jersey George A. Filer, III 46 % 8/19 7/1423 Colorado Leslie H. Varnicle 42 % 30/42 7/4924 Michigan William J. Konkolesky 38 % 7/49 35/5625 California Ruben J. Uriarte 28 % 16/53 12/4526 Minnesota Richard D. Moss 27 % 0/14 6/1127 Vermont Dan Lavilette 25 % 2/4 0/628 Maryland Bruce S. Maccabee 20 % 0/12 5/1229 Indiana Jerry L. Sievers 20 % 4/29 6/2230 Washington Gerald E. Rolwes 20 % 1/6 1/431 New York James G. Bouck, Jr. 13 % 8/34 1/2832 Alaska J. Glen Harper 12 % 1/4 0/133 Wyoming Richard Beckwith 12 % 0/3 1/434 Arkansas Norman D. Walker 12 % 0/5 1/435 New Hampshire Peter R. Geremia 12 % 2/8 0/1136 Connecticut Anastasia Wietrzychowska 8 % 0/9 1/637 Virginia Susan L. Swiatek 3 % 0/15 1/1438 Rhode Island Janet L. Bucci 0 % 0/6 0/339 Missouri Bruce A. Widaman 0 % 0/23 0/1740 Ohio William Edward Jones 0 % 0/35 0/3141 Montana Jeff W. Goodrich 0 % 0/4 0/542 Idaho Robert Gates 0 % 0/2 0/443 North Carolina George E. Lund, III 0 % 0/10 0/1144 Alabama William H. Weeks 0 % 0/8 0/645 Pennsylvania Wayne G. Gracey 0 % 0/22 0/2046 Kentucky Earle T. Benezet 0 % 0/14 0/947 Arizona George C. Parks 0 % 0/40 0/2848 North Dakota Jeffrey L. Wachter 0 % 0/2 0/2
    • May 200722 MUFON UFO JournalThe MUFON Pandora Project isstill going strong. Recently MUFONconverted to electronic format all ofthe authentic government documentsand MJ-12 related files from theMUFON archives. We will next scanthe special collections in our archivesincluding crop circles, Roswell, etc.AllMUFON State Directors or theirdesignated representatives attendingtheAugust MUFON Symposium willreceive a computer CD with all thehistorical cases for their states. TheCD will only be given out in the StateDirector’s meeting held on the firstday of the Symposium.Speaking of the Symposium,MUFON will be sponsoring a specialexhibit on the McMinnville, OregonUFO photos. On display will be copiesof the original photo negatives taken byPaul Trent in 1950.Also, George Knapp is nowconfirmed as the Symposium banquetkeynote speaker and will be speakingabout his experiences at the BigelowRanch that was the subject of thebook Hunt for the Skinwalker. Georgeis a delightful and humorous speakerand we are looking forward to hostinghim as well as all of our other excellentspeakers at the Symposium.Administrative MattersAttention State Directors, Assis-tant State Directors, State SectionDirectors and Field Investigators:Make sure you update your CMSprofile at www.mufoncms.com withyour latest contact information. It isespecially important that we alwayshave your current email address soyou can be notified when new UFOreports are made in your area ofresponsibility. To change your contactinformation, log on to CMS atwww.mufoncms.com and click on“Edit My Profile” at the top of thescreen. Make sure you click the“Save” button at the bottom of thepage after you make changes.New HQ Phone SystemMUFON has a new phonesystem. When you call the new phonenumber at 888-817-2220, a voiceresponse system will provide options tohave your phone call directed to theappropriate person.Position AnnouncementsLin Simpson has been appointedas the MUFON Director of SpecialProjects.New State Directors: TraceySmith is the new Kansas StateDirector. Michael Sandras is the newLouisiana State Director.New Assistant State Directors:Thomas H. Nicholl, Kansas, JohnSkare, Kansas, Steve Hudgeons,North TexasState Section Directors: GeorgeParks,Arizona State Director reportsthe passing of State Section DirectorKen Kerber. Ken was a dedicatedMUFON member and he will bemissed.New Field InvestigatorsChuck Reever, MUFON’s Directorof Investigations is pleased to announcethat the following MUFON membershave passed their field investigatorexam and are now MUFON CertifiedField Investigators: Ronald Zack ofTucson, AZ, Douglas Wilson ofDenver, CO, Connie Isele of Divide,CO, Anthony Gosser of Fruita, CO,George Chance of Muncie, IN,Joseph Di Eduardo of WildwoodCrest, NJ, Doug Hartley of Hillsboro,OR, Sigmund Witkowski of Denver,PA, Eddie Middleton of Memphis,TN, and Les Paul Beard of OakRidge, TN.Bill Konkolesky, Michigan StateDirector has appointed Sunny Youngas the new Michigan MUFON ChiefInvestigator.MUFON Director’s MessageContinued from page 2possible taking off point for the jets,but the airstrips are no longer in use asthe Grumman headquarters in Bethpageno longer exists. The airstrips have longsince been overgrown with vegetation,preventing their usage even if theGrumman headquarters was still active.The initial take off point of the jetfighters remains a mystery, as doestheir purpose and ultimate destination,and so one can only theorize that thereare hidden airstrips somewhere that areenabling the jets to take off in the area.Conclusions: After speaking to thewitnesses and analyzing the informa-tion, I feel that this is an authentic UFOcase, as no conventional explanationcould be reached regarding the identityof the two objects. Any kind of knownmeteorological phenomena can besafely ruled out, as the objects did notremain stationary in the sky but flew ina straight path over the house of themain witness. Any explanation ofmeteors or comets can be discounted,as the reported UFOs bore no resem-blance to either of those naturalphenomena, and there was no “tail”reported as would be expected from ameteor.It is highly unlikely that the objectswere any conventional aircraft due tothe descriptions that were given.Thereis the possibility that the two UFOswere blimps of some kind, but it wouldprobably be safe to rule it out. Whilethere is always the possibility of a hoaxor delusion, all of the witnessesappeared to be psychologically stableand honest. If it was a hoax beingplayed on them, then it would be one ofimmense complexity, and isn’t verylikely. As far as any possible additionalwitnesses, I phoned Republic Airportand inquired about any reported UFOsightings, receiving a negative, andcalled the Bethpage Police Departmentand received the same answer fromthem, so the identity of the pilot in theprivate plane remains a mystery, asdoes the identities of anyone else whomight have also witnessed the objects.Field Report—BethpageContinued from page 6
    • 23MUFON UFO JournalMay 2007Advertising Rates1x 3x 6xBack cover $450 $425 $400Inside back cover$425 $400 $375Full page $350 $325 $3001/2 page $250 $225 $2001/4 page $150 $125 $100“Calling card” $55 $50 $45For advertising, contact James Carrion atjcarrion@mufon.com,888-817-2220.UFo MarketPlaceRead the amazing true story of a manwho has been abducted since the ageof five. Later when he was marriedand had four children and living inrural Alabama, he and his familywere abducted and experiencedmissing time. Later in his forties, hehad an incredible six spontaneousmiracle healings from God.Abductions, HealingsThe Nexus ColonyA sci-fi thriller byG. F. SchreaderAntarctica …beneath eternal ice, alienmysteries humans cannotyet imagine…Also available from author for $16.00 plus $3.00S&H; $8.00 S&H outside of United States.George F. Schreader, 1901 Stirling Drive,Lansdale, PA19446Aunique,importantstudyAnimal Reactions to UFOsBy JoanWoodward$14.00 in the U.S., $16.00 elsewhereMUFON, P.O. Box 279,Bellvue, CO 80512-0279World’s Best UFO CasesBy Dwight ConnellyOrder from MUFON Headquarters, the MUFON.comwebsite, or from the author at 14026 Ridgelawn Road,Martinsville, IL 62442. $9.95 plus $2.00 shipping (single ormultiple copies).Visit theMUFON Store online atwww.mufon.com/books.htmNew Episodes of The Black Vault Radio every TUESDAYand THURSDAY night! www.blackvault.com2006 Symposium Proceedings and DVDsEvery year since 1971, MUFON has published theproceedings of the annual MUFON International UFOSymposium.The 2006 proceedings are available from MUFONHeadquarters, P.O. Box 279, Bellvue, CO 80512-0279,for $33 postpaid in the U.S. and $42 outside of the U.S.DVDs, videos, and audio CDs of each symposiumspeaker are available from:The International UFO Conference, 6160 FirestoneBlvd., Suite #104-373, Firestone, CO 80505-6427. 303-651-7136. Web store: www.ufocongressstore.com.Heads UP328 pages, $20.95 (softcover)AvailableonlinefromAmazonandBarnes&NobleHardcover is 429 pages and has 13 pictures. $29.95($21.95 softcover) plus $3.95 postage. Enclose $8.95 forshipping outside the U.S.Bill McCowan, Dept. M, PO Box 402, Springville,AL35146
    • May 200724 MUFON UFO JournalThe Night SkyThe Night SkyThe Night SkyThe Night SkyThe Night SkyBy Gavin A. J. McLeodJune 2007 SkyMoon Phases:Full Moon—June 1stLast Quarter—June 8thNew Moon—June 15thFirst Quarter—June 22ndBright Planets (Evening Sky)Mercury (magnitude 0.4 to 3.7).In Gemini. For northern and southernhemisphere observers Mercury willbegin the month well above the west-northwest horizon but will descend intothe glare of the Sun as the monthpasses.Venus (magnitude -4.1 to -4.2).Moving from Gemini through Cancerto Leo. For northern hemisphereobservers Venus will be easily ob-served shining brightly high above thewestern horizon at sunset. For south-ern hemisphere observers Venus willbe easily observed shining brightly highabove the northwest horizon at sunset.Jupiter (magnitude -2.6). InOphiuchus. For northern and southernhemisphere observers Jupiter will riseabove the east-southeast horizon asthe Sun sets and will descend belowthe west-southwest horizon as the Sunrises.Saturn (magnitude 0.5). In Leo.For northern hemisphere observersSaturn will be very high in the west-northwest at sunset and will set about4 ½ after the Sun at the beginning ofthe month and 2 ½ hours after the Sunat the end of the month. For southernhemisphere observers Saturn will bevery high in the north-northwest atsunset and will set about 5 hours afterthe Sun at the beginning of the monthand 3 hours after the Sun at the end ofthe month.Bright Planets (Morning Sky)Mars (magnitude 0.8). Movingfrom Pisces into Aries. For northernhemisphere observers Mars will riseabove the eastern horizon about 2 ½hours before the Sun and will be highabove the east-southeast horizon asthe Sun rises. For southern hemi-sphere observers Mars will rise abovethe eastern horizon about 3 hoursbefore the Sun and will be very highabove the northeast horizon as the Sunrises.Other Celestial PhenomenaJune 21stwill mark the SummerSolstice (beginning of summer).Planetary ConjunctionConjunction of Venus and SaturnConjunctions and Occultations:June 1: Antares 0.4 degrees northof the MoonJune 18: Venus 0.6 degrees southof the MoonJune 18: Saturn 0.4 degrees southof the MoonJune 28: Antares 0.5 degrees northof the MoonJune 30: Saturn 0.5 degrees northof VenusAfter Sunset on June 30, 2007