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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
July 30, 1999

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SHANGHAI -- The largest political group in China outside the Communist Party is the Falun Gong that attempts to improve a person's health through exercise, mediation, and contact with unseen extraterrestrial forces. The group has up to 70 million members, and is considered the most serious threat to communist rule since the 1989 pro-democracy protests. Falun Gong doctrines draw on a belief in extraterrestrial forces, martial arts, Buddhism, Taoism, high moral standards, and traditional values. This belief system results in members who are seldom sick, and so they rarely use Chinese medical facilities. On April 25, ten thousand Falun Gong members conducted a silent protest against government harassment outside the Beijing compound where President Jiang Zemin lives. Additional silent protests were carried out in more than 30 Chinese cities allegedly coordinated over the Internet by sect founder Li Hongzhi, who lives in New York. Coupled with the NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia the Communist government is extremely worried. Thousands of Falun Gong members are being arrested and put in prison while millions of their books are being burned. Old Chinese legends talk of fiery dragons on which the sons of Heaven rode. Although China has asked the United Nations in recent years to join them in studying UFOs, this spreading belief in extraterrestrials terrifies the government. The threat of a civil uprising against Communism in China is more likely than is generally realized. China is attempting to stop further trouble by issuing an arrest order for the popular Li Hongzhi the leader of Falun Gong. A significant sign from heaven, such as UFO sightings could set off spectacular events in China. Revolutions have been won by extraordinary things.

At the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, General George Washington took command of the Continental Army to fight England, then the world's most powerful nation. The first general order issued to his pitifully few troops who had little hope of winning the war was: "The General most earnestly requires and expects a due observance of those articles of war established for the government of the army, which forbid profane cursing, swearing and drunkenness. And in like manner, he requires and expects of all officers and soldiers not engaged in actual duty, a punctual attendance of Divine Services, to implore the blessing of Heaven upon the means used for our safety and defense." Perhaps heaven will bless another revolution in China?


SHORT HILLS -- Seedath writes did anyone hear about a strange object in the sky on July 23, 1999, at 8:35 to 8:37 PM in the northern part of the state? I had just left the Short Hill Mall on Route 24 heading eastbound. Three other individuals and myself saw a strange object in the sky. It was on the left hand side, above the trees. The object was oval in shape with the appearance of being crystal clear with lights all around it. I called 911, the local police precinct, the FBI and AFA. No one seem interested. I told them it was not a plane or helicopter. I was interested to know if anyone made a similar report of that area. Thanks to Seedath.

Editors Note: There were no other reports on July 23 in New Jersey.


ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND – A young teenager whose father was in the military confronted an alien creature in the Edgewood Base Housing area in 1978. The witness went outside to take the trash out. Hiding behind the trash can was an unknown alien creature. The witness and the creature startled each other and the creature ran away. The creature had gray skin and large almond shaped eyes without lids, a small nose, a slit for a mouth and no ears. The creature stood about 4 feet tall and weighed about 30 pounds. The witness ran home in fright and stopped on the porch and saw a saucer shaped UFO take off rapidly with an orange glow to the east. Shortly there after the housing area was closed.

GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK – Jenny Herritt RN states, "I was out hiking one morning in early July, and found a large footprint in the muddy riverside. The footprint was about 18 inches long and had 4 toes. The width was at least 6 inches and probably more. . My normally friendly Golden Retriever became very anxious, and aggressive. He would growl and cling to my leg and have his tail tucked down. I called investigator Dave B. who found additional evidence. There was the leg of a killed deer, that was placed directly on our path. About a week later, I went hiking again and found another footprint evidence of a Bigfoot that I photographed. While I photographed the print, I heard the eerie scream that reminded me of howler monkeys I have heard in Belize, Central America. Thanks to LJenSilver.


GRIFFIN -- A Griffin area couple reported to Carl Pruett that on July 16, 1999, they were out on their patio deck looking at the sky before retiring at about 11:00 PM. It was clear and warm, and as they looked at the stars, a large round ball of light streaked across the sky, appearing to be lower than the normal air traffic routes. It flew horizontally, and just seemed to "come on," then it "cut off". It appeared to come from the north toward Atlanta, flying south in the eastern sky. What made this event particularly strange is that about 2:00 AM, their 17 year old son arrived home from work (ROTC Cadet and 'A' student). He told them that while driving home, a blue tinted ball of light came down in front of his car. It hovered briefly, then shot back up into the sky at a different angle at a high rate of speed. The main witness in this case indicated that another person living in the same area had mentioned seeing a highly unusual ring of red lights hovering in the sky the same night. Griffin is 33 miles south of Atlanta and is the county seat of Spaulding County. Carl Pruett will continue with the investigation. Please take note of the 'Starshine Satellite' mentioned in last weeks Filer's Files. I've received a couple of calls recently describing the traditional 'light in the sky' sighting, if this satellite is for real, it could be the cause. Thanks to MUFONGA's State Director Tom Sheets.

Editor's Note: Fireballs and meteorite dropping fireballs can not be observed all the way to impact with the ground? Fireballs are not generally visible below an altitude of 9 miles. Between 48,000 to 63,000 feet altitude the meteoroid remnants will decelerate to the point that the ablation process stops, and visible light is no longer generated. This occurs at a speed of about 2-4 km/sec, 4500 to 9000 mph.


BISBEE – Scott Heckman writes, "I was with Mary Chestnut, Christine and Scott Luton when we saw a silvery saucer, wobbling as it hovered." We were in a mining district called Warren, at the Phelps-Dodge Mercantile Store on March 6, 1980. Northwest of us hovering over the mine tailings called "the # 7 dump" was this disc. I was driving the truck and immediately stopped in the middle of the street. We all jumped out of the truck leaving the doors wide open watching this craft. We gathered together and stood in the road watching this wondrous craft glinting in the light. I telepathically thought towards the craft, "I see you, show me that you know that I know." Immediately as I transmitted my thoughts the craft rose upon edge -- so we could all clearly see that this was a perfectly 'round' saucer shaped craft. The saucer then traveled the length of the Mule Mountain to the divide. We got in the truck and followed it the short distance to Bakerville, where we originally spotted the craft. We had a good view here, and as the saucer approached the Mule Mountain divide it again attained flat and level flight. It stopped and hovered wobbling over the divide. Scott telepathically asked for confirmation from the craft. The UFO responded immediately by rising up onto it's rim again as it flew south along the top of the ridge to the Mexican Border. Thanks to Scott Heckman.

Editor's Note: Many report a telepathic link with the craft inferring they are manned by intelligent beings.


During the month of June several types of aircraft were video taped leaving heavy low level contrails over southwestern California. Two KC-10s were videotaped in formation. The most startling video showed a KC-135E aircraft spraying an unknown substance from the tail boom of the aircraft leaving a thick contrail. The craft flew in a pattern across the sky at about 5000 feet. Within minutes the blue sky started clouding over, and within an hour there was a complete overcast. See photos at: Thanks to Chuck Warren.


The first known crop formations in Canada for this year were reported to the main Circles Phenomenon Research (CPR)- office inVancouver, BC on July 25. Drew Gauley, the Ontario representative conducted an initial ground inspection. Two pictogram type formations close to Hagersville, Ontario were reported on July 22, by Clynt King, whose brother, Ken, owns the fields. Hagersville, Ontario #1 is a 300 feet long complex pictogram in wheat. It has circles, a rectangle, a semi-ring and other pathways along a main axis. It is similar to some of the more complex early 90s formations in England. Hagersville, Ontario #2 is a simple pictogram type formation, about 65 feet long in wheat. Two circles are connected by various straight and curved pathways. Photos and video were taken by the local TV news stations and will be available soon. Arrangements are being made to try and get sampling done for the BLT Research Team. Based on initial descriptions, the larger of the two formations may be the largest and most complex ever seen in Canada. Both formations contain elaborate layering patterns of the wheat in various directions up to four layers deep. Canada had fourteen crop circle reported in 1998. See ( Thanks to Paul Anderson


After reading your files about collecting evidence of abductions, I thought it might be helpful to add one my own ideas to your collection. While initiating a journal on strange personal experiences, I suddenly awoke in front of my mirror trying to get black goo out of my eyes and being mentally told that this was eye mail. This seemed ridiculous, but 45 minutes had mysteriously disappeared from my life. I also found a rather disturbing mess in my kitchen caused by my normally very fastidious cats. I was shocked beyond belief, since there were 3 very large messes with a completely unrecognizable odor. I feel it is possible that these messes may be clues to a sudden fright to my pets. My cats are now very nervous and become very frightened and alert to outside noises. I suggest animal behavior clues may be useful in a officially investigated abduction cases. Thanks to Jan at

Editors Note: There are many cases where animals seem to have been effected by our visitors.


OSTEND – During the last two weeks I had two sightings of triangular shaped UFOs. Members of my family had another separate sighting. The first sighting was a really good one that happened on a Saturday (July 3, 1999?) My mother and sister were driving back from Ostend to Bruges. They were driving next to some fields when they saw two bright white lights in front of them. When they got closer they saw a triangular shaped craft next to the road hovering about 7 meters above a field. The distance from the car to the UFO was no more then 10 meters. They stopped to take a picture, but as my sister was about to photograph the UFO turned towards her and started to land! They were so scared they drove off in a panic just as it touched the ground. The UFO was silver/black with lights on each corner. In the center they saw a red pulsating light. On the back there was a huge tail looking thing.

BRUGES -- This Saturday, my girlfriend and I were driving home when we also saw two bright white lights. I drove towards the lights and hanging in the air next to a hospital, I saw a triangular UFO! I stopped the car as the UFO started to move. It flew around and returned to same spot it was hovering in the beginning. I started the car and it started moving again and I lost track of it. The craft was very big but it made no noise. There has been allot of triangular UFO activity here lately. My girl friend made detailed drawings of the UFO. Thanks to: Gunther and John Hayes


"The NASA team just launched Chandra, the world's most powerful space telescope," NASA Administrator Dan Goldin said. "Today, we will have to turn it back on Washington to see what remains of the NASA budget." Last night, a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee passed a funding bill that cuts NASA's budget about 11 percent below the President's request for Fiscal Year 2000. "Year after year, NASA is touted for doing more and more with smaller budgets," said Goldin. "The NASA employees get up every day to achieve what most think is impossible and risen to the challenge of smaller budgets. And this is the reward the NASA team gets? Not only is this cut devastating to NASA's programs, it is a knife in the heart of employee morale. Goldin said. "NASA continues to deliver amazing scientific discoveries and reach new heights of exploration. To many Americans, NASA is a cornerstone of our national pride. But there is nothing to be proud of in this budget. "Over the past five years, NASA has restructured the Agency, done more with less, reduced government employees by one-third without forced layoffs, and still significantly increased productivity. Up until now, NASA has always stepped up to the budgetary challenge. This time the NASA team plans to fight. These cuts would gut space exploration. They may force the closure of one to three NASA centers with significant layoffs" said Goldin. The Administrator noted other implications for the budget as well: * For the past seven years, the NASA budget has declined and, because of inflation, the Agency's buying power is already down by one-third. While the subcommittee's cuts total $1.325 billion, if these figures are projected out five years, the cuts would total approximately $5.3 billion. As a result of the cuts, we would be forced to eat our seed corn, and would weaken America's technological and defense sectors. Perhaps most sadly, we will lose the opportunity to inspire a future generation of children." "I won't feel better until every nickel is restored," said Goldin.

Editor's Note: Dan Goldin only has to hint to the press, what he tells friends privately, that UFOs are visiting the Earth to get more funds.


The first lobbying group dedicated to UFO issues has opened for business on Capitol Hill. The Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee, X-PPAC, will lobby for more openness from the federal government about possible evidence of alien life. The group's overriding goal, said founder Stephen Bassett, is open congressional hearings on what he says is a massive government secrecy effort that extends back to the famously rumored 1947 crash in Roswell, New Mexico. "We're calling for open hearing from government witnesses who have approached us and want to testify openly, about the big stuff," Basset said. "There are dozens of people and they want to talk. If we get those hearings, the cover-up is over." Bassett helped launch a petition in 1997 to ask for open hearings. Now that the Cold War is over, the government has less need to hide information. The group will also back open reforms like the bipartisan Government Secrecy Reform Act introduced by Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan, D-N.Y., in January and is now sitting in the Governmental Affairs Committee. Thanks to Steven Bassett


WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee is angry that the Pentagon spent money on a black program that they believed was closed down. The Air Force indicated that they were under the impression the program had not been completely cancelled and it was a matter of misinterpretation. It is legal to switch funds between programs provided Congress is notified of the switch. The Air Force was also accused of taking money out of research funds to help finance a new $800 million 'Milstar' military communications satellite. A Milstar satellite was lost in space earlier this spring. The report accused the Pentagon and missile-defense officials of illegally financing a system known as the Medium Altitude Air Defense program. So far the system has cost a $100 million and has been a failure. The Pentagon apparently diverted funds to keep the program alive. The 'Star Wars' missile defense program could be useful in defending against UFOs.

Editor's Note: The military is getting only a small share of the funds it needs to replace old equipment.


Linda wrote: "I just wanted to comment that I have been studying UFOs for many years because of a sighting I had in 1973. I saw what looked like a stealth back then. Underneath it had a blue glow with sparks coming out like one those small toys where sparks fly out. I ran to a neighbor's house who was working underneath his truck. By the time he reluctantly came out the UFO was gone. That's what first got me started in researching UFOs, doing reports in college and talking to dozens of people who have also seen UFOs. My father-in-law saw one on Tyler Lake, Texas in the 50s. He was on his boat when a bright multi colored light came toward him. He got scared and left. He is not one to lie or exaggerate. I personally have seen several UFOs this year. Some are silver discs and one was a tarnished gold crown hovering in the clouds. Thanks to Linda.


Robert Shapiro, a professor of chemistry at New York University, has published a new book entitled "Planetary Dreams," by John Wiley & Sons. Shapiro feels the standard origin-of-life theories are defective. These theories depend on a miraculous events: the once-in-a-universe spontaneous generation of nucleic acids DNA or RNA that make up plant, animal, and microbial genes or some related molecule. Shapiro, a specialist in the chemistry of DNA and RNA, marshals an array of data to argue that the simplest kind of cellular life may arise as a predictable result of organic chemistry and the physics of self-organizing systems. Whenever planets exist with the right conditions life may form in a liquid or dense gas medium, a suitable energy source, and a system of matter capable of using the energy to organize itself. He calls this hypothesis the "life principle." He argues that no predictable directions exist for life's later development from these beginnings. We should send probes to Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Titan where life may exist. It is likely we will find chemical systems evolving in the direction of life, remnants of extinct life or existing life. Its possible there are only wastelands without life. The results will help decide which of two very different views of the Universe is more nearly correct."

U.S. GOVERNMENT UFO PROOF RELEASED: Audio tapes of a genuine UFO Alert at Edwards Air Force base and studied by the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, are now available for distribution to the public. Lunar Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell was at Edwards the night the UFO chase occurred. The 6th person to walk on the moon said, "The night it happened I investigated it myself and this was a real event." Sam Sherman's audio documentary tape called THE EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE ENCOUNTER on the night of October 7, 1965, uses the actual voice recordings provided by the Air Force. During this event 12 high tech luminous UFOs invade secure air space and came down low over the runways at Edwards AFB. Tower operator Sgt. Chuck Sorrels spotted them and notified the Air Defense Command. Sgt. Sorrels is heard on the original tapes and in a new segment where he verifies the event as it is heard on the archival recordings. The UFOs are described and a decision is made to launch F-106 fighter interceptors. Your there for an important part of UFO history. Hear it for yourself, its the best UFO tape ever made. Tape cost is $14.95 each plus $2.00 for shipping -- total $16.95 -- you can send either a personal check or money order to: Independent International Films, Box 565, Dept. GF, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857.

DERREL SIMS former CIA operative and trainer, master hypnotherapist and hypnotic anesthesiologist, NLP Master, 4th Degree Black Belt, firewalk trainer, handwriting analysist and abductee, will present, for the first time in NYC, a week long presentation on the abduction phenomena. He will present physical proof of the alien presence. Monday, August 16th @ 7:30pm Alien and Military Intelligence Cover-up As a former CIA operative and trainer, Derrel Sims has a unique perspectivintensity as you view the surgical removal of an actual implant. Experience the findings of Derrel's medical/scientific team work. Wednesday, August 18th, 7:30pm Mass Abduction Presentation Derrel a hypnotic anesthesiologist and full time UFO investigator, in a proactive move, created a Manchurian candidate. By giving the volunteer post hypnotic commands to create a reaction from the alien presence, Sims hit the Jackpot. Amazing physical evidence will be shown of 8 persons in a mass abduction. Thursday, August 19th, 7:30 pm Handwriting and Symbol Analysis In England 180 people attended this amazing workshop where all got to watch their subconconscious draw realities on paper. Derrel then shows you how to evaluate your own and others handwriting. Friday, August 20th, 7:30 pm The truth of what hypnosis can and cannot do and how to tell if you are an alien abductee. This is a fascinating ride into how one can possibly gain evidence of human/alien contact. Sims will use Infra red, Ultra violet and the visible spectrum of light to prove your case. This investigator of 35 years, has found physical proof of abductions and will discuss how you can do so as well! All events are located at the Source of Life, 22 W. 34th Street, 5th floor. & cost is $25 @ the door ($20 with phone reservations; call 718-565-0852) Derrel is also available for Private sessions.

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