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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 15, 2000

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A gigantic coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on May 13, 2000. Probably the largest of the year was recorded by NASA. Every eleven years our sun goes through a period of solar storms and these storms have been with us for centuries of recorded history. Solar flares emit high-speed particles that cause the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Radiation from the solar flares can give passengers in aircraft or UFOs a dose of radiation equivalent to a medical X-ray. Severe weather on Earth, volcanoes and earthquakes may be all tied to this activity on the sun. Satellites, communications, silicon circuitry, portable phones and alternating current outlets can all be effected. If your appliances start acting up it may be the result of these solar storms. Even severe headaches may be tied to the sun's activity. We are watching to see if the UFO activity is influenced by the sun's heavy solar activity and initial indications are that reports have slowed in recent weeks.

Pope John Paul's visit to Fatima, Portugal was punctuated by eruptions on the sun, marking the 83rd anniversary of miracle of Fatima that occurred on May 13, 1917. Witnesses at Fatima claimed to have seen the sun dance in the sky." Some claim this was an early UFO sighting, others claim it may have been unusual solar activity. The Vatican revealed the Third Secret that the Virgin Mary the mother of Christ is said to have told three children when she appeared at Fatima. The first two secrets foretold the end or World War I and the start of World War II along with the rise and fall of Communism. The Third Secret foretold the shooting of Pope John Paul II several years ago.


MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- Don K. "Deke Slayton in his book gives his account of seeing a UFO. Deke was conducting a maintenance test flight in an F-51. "I was up about the middle of one afternoon-a nice sunny day--- wringing out this particular 51. I had just come out of a spin at around ten thousand feet over the Mississippi River, near Prescott, where the Mississippi and the St. Croix meet, about twenty-five miles from the Twin Cities. I was heading back to Holman Field when all of a sudden I saw this white object at my altitude, at one o'clock. I didn't think anything about it. My first thought was that it looked like a kite. But logic said nobody's flying a kite at this altitude. So I started kind of watching it to see what it was.

I was closing on it, but I still didn't think too much about it. The closer I got, the more it like a weather balloon, and I'm thinking; that's what it's gotta be. Then I flew past it a little high, about a thousand feet off. It still looked like a three-foot diameter weather balloon to me. My guess on the dimensions couldn't have been too far off. I had plenty of gas, so I figured I'd make a pass on it. Burn some gas and have a little fun. I pulled into a turn. But when I came out of the turn and headed straight at it, all of a sudden it didn't look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a disk on edge! I thought that's strange. Then I realized I wasn't closing on the son of a bitch. A F-51 at that time would cruise at 280 miles an hour. But this thing just kept going and climbing at the same time at about a forty-five degree climb. I kept trying o follow it, but he just left me behind and flat disappeared.

I wondered what that was, but I never saw it again. I turned around, headed back and landed, and didn't tell anybody about it for two days. I was afraid they'd think I 'd lost my mind. A couple of evenings later I was over in the O-club with my boss, a full colonel, and after I had a couple of beers I thought I'd better tell him, and I did. He said, "Get you ass over to Intelligence in the morning and give them a briefing." So I did. They sat there and nodded and took notes. Then they told me: Just for your information, the day you saw this object a local company was flying-high-altitude research balloons. They had a light airplane tracking it, and a station wagon on the ground. Both observers were watching this balloon and had seen this object come up beside the balloon. The object appeared to hover, then it took off like hell. The guys on the ground tracked it with a theodolite, and they computed its speed at four thousand miles per hour. I guess they were trying to tell me I wasn't crazy. U.S. Manned Space From Mercury to the Shuttle Pages 49-50. Thanks to James Westwood.


Robin writes, "'I was reading about the New Jersey abductees and I want you to know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is well known with abductees as well as Fibromalgia." I suffer with Fibromalgia and many abductees do. When I was abducted I immediately came down with Epstein Barr virus associated with Mononucleosis. I was 14 yrs old at the time. I am 41 and still suffering, but with the Fibromalgia. It is painful to just move about at times and I get most discouraged. If it is related to EM I hope they soon find the answers. My body can't take much more. Fibromalgia is not fatal from what I have been told, but it makes you wish you were dead. Dr. Kavorkian was dismissed for helping a woman commit suicide who had Fibromagia. I wonder if that was the correct move by the courts. Sometimes, I wish the pain would stop but death? I question that?. Thanks to Robin

Editor's Note: Abductees report they suffer from several similar ailments that usually involve severe fatigue and pain. Last week, we reported that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and possibly Epstein Barr is helped by taking magnesium according to England's University of Southampton. Most of the diseases are relatively new and often called yuppie diseases. Admittedly, we have very sketchy evidence to date, but many of the abductee ailments point to weaker immune systems that seemed to first develop about 1950, the time of the first UFO waves. We do know that UFO propulsion systems develop massive electromagnetic effects that could cause weaknesses in the human immune system. Ufologists have little resources for research, but the relationship between various diseases and UFO encounters would be fascinating. I always recommend that a close encounter should be followed by a visit to your Doctor and blood tests. Perhaps its just another coincidence, but magnesium burns with a hot bright light, very similar to the hot bright lights reported on UFOs. We have a group of intelligent people who claim contact with UFOs, they have measurable medical and physiological effects that may help prove the existence of this phenomenon.


PINEY FLATS -- Lady Morgan Moonstone writes, "I'd like to report a sighting: On May 9, 2000, at about 9:15 PM, in the Piney Flats Industrial Park, I observed a triangle shaped UFO hovering about 50 yards above the trees. It had a white light on each corner and an orange light in the middle of it." It made no sound and disappeared before I could pull over to take a picture. It appeared about the size of a bus at my distance from the object. Two weeks earlier, I saw an orange ball-shaped light at a very far distance and was able to take a picture of it but do not have it developed yet. (I will send a copy if it turns out.) Additionally, several friends of mine have spotted this triangle-shaped UFO and all of them have the same description. This particular area seems to be a "hot spot." Thanks to Morgan Moonstone, @Morgan preferred.


LITTLE ROCK -- My friend and I went outside at 10:50 PM to walk the dogs on May 1, 2000. I always look at the stars; I am an amateur astronomer and have had a keen interest in that subject for some time. As I looked to the Northeast, I saw what I believed to be a satellite moving to the Southeast. I pointed this out to my companion. As the object past over head at 90 degrees I saw there were actually three objects flying in formation, or one large object forming an isosceles triangle. It moved silently at a uniform speed with no change in intensity The person with me was able to see two of the three points of light before they faded in the Southeast. The space between the triangle points was very large. I estimate you could place 3 full moons within that area. Movement of the object(s) was very fluid, no sound, the points of light making up the triangle remained fixed, not increasing or decreasing in distance. I observed no stars being blacked out as the object(s) passed over. Distance above the earth was very difficult to determine other than to say they appeared to be in low earth orbit at about 45 degrees above the horizon.


Lamar James writes that Pat Carithers, a wire editor for the Arkansas Gazette newspaper, once confided in me that he encountered a UFO 45 while driving in west Texas. He said he was driving an old gas/oil guzzling Mercury across country accompanied by his wife and a noisy parakeet in a cage on the backseat. Pat said just before reaching some mountains, the radio died as did the car engine. The parakeet also shut up. A couple of hundred yards in front of them, a silvery saucer shape rose out of mountains, tilted at an angle and zipped out of sight within seconds. The car engine and radio started, but the parakeet remained silent. The sighting produced unexpected benefits. Pat swears his oil guzzler didn't burn another drop of oil and the parakeet never uttered another sound for the rest of the trip. By the way, I saw ball lightning during a storm when I was 11 years old, and it looked nothing like a UFO. It was like a soccer ball made of sparks which hit a fire hydrant and bounced down the sidewalk before disappearing. It was so incredible, I doubted what I had seen for a while Thanks to Lamar James


While traveling on United flight 739 from Denver to San Jose, in a window seat, I saw a round silvery object with a "hump" or rounded top pass below our plane on April 23, 2000. The rounded top heading east was identifiable by a shadow that was cast by the low setting sun at 1840 PDT. Assuming we were at about 30,000 feet, the craft was at about 25,000 feet, as it looked about a mile away, at the 7 o'clock position in reference to the planes forward motion. That means I saw it along the bottom of my window, as well as the window in front and behind the one next to me. I first caught a glimpse in the window in front of me, across the window next to me, and followed it through the window behind me until it disappeared underneath the wing. I was in row 10 on the left side of the plane, so I was looking down and to the South. It took about 10 to 12 seconds to cover that span of sight. Ten minutes later I saw another jet liner about three miles away, also going east and it took about 40 seconds to cross my view in just the window next to me -- hence the UFO was traveling at about five times faster than that airliner or roughly 3000 mph. I believe we were over northern Nevada at the time, just after clearing a very rugged mountain range. I estimate the object to be 55 feet in diameter based on the width of the occasional dirt road I could see on the desert floor. It was a very desolate area. I tried to seek out the pilot and crew after the flight, by waiting for them about 20 minutes to deplane, but they did not get off, so I went about my business. Some research of who piloted that flight should be able to identify the crew, and they may be willing to confirm the sighting. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director NUFORC >


Eugene H. Frison MUFON's Nova Scotia Provincial Director writes that further investigation of a black triangular object observed by a local paperboy has revealed some additional facts. The witness decided to take a shortcut through a cemetery to get a paper to a customer who wanted his paper very early. Upon entering the cemetery, he immediately felt something was not right -- the wind was different and seemed to have a whining sound mixed in with it. After walking a considerable distance along the road into the cemetery, he felt a cold wind and noise come up behind him and, out of the corner of his eye; he watched a solid object pass about three feet away from his right elbow. He could feel the cold rush on his face as it passed. His scalp became hot as it went by. Once it had moved in front of him, he could discern its triangle shape and that it was cruising very fast just above the ground. He estimated the object was about nine feet tall and five feet along the base. It veered off sharply on a 45-degree angle after negotiating a near 90-degree change of direction in the cemetery road. The witness reported tiny raised blisters that burned and stung so much if picked that it brought tears to his eyes troubled his face and chest area. These began shortly after the sighting and lasted a couple of days. Thanks you for sending me Filer's Files. Thanks to Eugene H. Fresno, Nova Scotia Provincial Director (MUFON)


TANDIL -- The "El Eco de Tandil" Newspaper of May 5, 2000, states, "Residents claim witnessing UFOs over the area." Once again, several people claim to have seen powerful beams of light whose characteristics do not match those of any machines known to man. One of these persons is Hugo Macias, 60, who works for La Capital newspaper in Mar del Plata for the past 37 years. He has delivered newspapers every morning traveling along a circuit made up of Balcarcel and Tandil, giving him perfect knowledge of National Highway 226. "On Tuesday at 5:00 AM, as always, " he explained, I left the newspaper at the National Gendarmerie at Planta Terrena, heading toward Mar del Plata. I traveled some 6000 meters and suddenly heard a very strange noise approaching me from behind, and I felt myself "contained" within a powerful bright light. I say, "contained" because the light covered a diameter of 50 meters, and penetrated all sides of my vehicle. It seemed to pierce the rooftop." How long did this last? "Seconds only, but they appeared to be rather long." There were no other vehicles on the road? "None whatsoever--during the remainder of the trip I may have passed two other cars. It was a light traffic day." So, what happened later? "Well, I returned to Tandil, discussed the event with a group of friends and with a gentleman who belongs to the Army Command and to whom I deliver the paper every day. When I returned to Mar del Plata, I headed to the Gendarme Station to see if the duty guard had seen anything that night. The guard had left but another one who told me that on five or six separate occasions similar strange things had been seen. The next day, Macias was shown a story appearing in the local evening paper a similar case thirty minutes later over Tendril. The gentleman from the Army Command also told me that the guards on duty had also witnessed a light in the sky, with a very strange shape.

"The Gendarmes don't discuss the matter because things can get complicated. If word of this should reach NASA, there would be disturbances and people looking into the subject." Did they tell you what they believed to have seen? "No. People just say what they saw but don't express opinions about it." Are these objects commonly seen here? "On my way from Tandil I made the comment with Sheriff Lopez of El Dorado (on Route 226), who's knowledgeable about UFOs, and he advised me on why the Gendarmerie avoids getting into the subject because it knows how NASA works: they can send an airplane with six scientists anywhere in the world and carry with them an all terrain vehicle in which they can visit locations in person. Many locals don't like strangers visiting them." My experience was lovely, because what began as fear, at first, is now the satisfaction of having been contacted by something that researchers in the field would like to have seen and never have, " noted Hugo. " I am convinced that it was not from this world. The power of that beam of light is not a power produced by any luminous source that we have at this time. I felt nothing at all, physically then, but for the past two days, I have felt headache, laryngitis, and many other symptoms. I'm just happy for the chance to have lived through a contact experience like this one." Thanks (c) 2000. Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU) for the translation.


DUBLIN -- On Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 10:52 PM, Gary Mugan was listening to the radio at his home in Ballinteer, a suburb of Dublin, the capital of Ireland, when he spotted a strange glow in the sky. "I saw a light green glowing object, cylindrically shaped," Gary reported, "It passed over my house and paused momentarily. I was listening to my radio and it stopped. It took off at amazing speed over the mountains. There was no sound." Gary estimated that the UFO was "a green cylinder about 40 feet (12 meters) long" and "flew at about 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour)" and took off at the speed of a supersonic jet. Afterward, he added, "I rang up a local radio talk show and told them about it." The radio station was 104.4 FM in Dublin. Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol. 5, # 19 May 11, 2000 Editor: Joseph Trainor


"EXOPOLITICS", a new book by former Stanford Research Institute (SRI) futurist Alfred Webre, claims that a 1977-78 White House study into Extraterrestrial communications during the Carter years was secretly suppressed at the behest of Pentagon officials, led by the SRI liaison with the Pentagon. The study was to have been undertaken jointly by the National Science Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy at SRI where the author was a futurist and principal investigator of the study. According to EXOPOLITICS, the suppression of important Carter White House study is part of what he terms "Exopolitics" or the process of government and politics in the Universe. EXOPOLITICS asks: Is there intelligent life in the Universe? In fact, the truest conception of our human circumstance may be that we are on an isolated planet in the midst of a populated, evolving, highly organized inter-planetary, inter-galactic, universal society. Earth is isolated because we are in intentional quarantine by a structured, rational universe society. Exopolitics, the dynamics of politics and governance in inter-stellar society, is a key channel to transforming our human future. EXOPOLITICS politics' immediate goal seeks a decade of human education and community politics about the extraterrestrial initiative. Part One was released in March 2000; Part Two is scheduled for release in September 2000. Early reviews UniverseBooks' non-fiction eBook serial, are saying: "It is great!! You can access more information including a reader's excerpt at:


Bill McDonald writes, in the annals of the CIA's secret history, no man's name stands better known than James Jesus Angleton, the Legendary "Master Spy Hunter" who was as much a "Fundamentalist" institution within the CIA complex at Langley, Virginia, as J. Edgar Hoover was as the Director of the FBI, or Hyman Rickover was as the father of the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine fleet. Please see and, for further information and updates...

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