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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 27, 2000

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Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, Pioneer of psychiatry, stated in 1954:
"A purely psychological explanation is ruled out ... the discs show signs of intelligent guidance, by quasi-human pilots ... the authorities in possession of important information should not hesitate to enlighten the public as soon and as completely as possible" (Dr. Carl Jung on Unidentified Flying Objects, " Flying Saucer Review, Vol.1, #2, 1955.)

"Unfortunately, however, there are good reasons why the UFOs cannot be disposed of the in this simple manner. It remains an established fact, supported by numerous observations that UFOs have not only been seen visually but have also been picked up on the radar screen and have left traces on the photographic plate. It boils down to nothing less than this: that either psychic projections throw back a radar echo, or else the appearance of real objects affords an opportunity for mythological projections. " ("A Fresh Look at Flying Saucers," Time, August 4, 1967.)


Mark Buitron writes, "I was happy to see a recent report from Filer's Files #20 mentioning the Solar Magnetic connection to the UFO sighting levels. In 1998, I also came to the conclusion that there was such a connection. I compared data from 1994 through 1996 and found proof that during large Solar Magnetic events and storms the UFO levels dropped in many cases to near Zero. I wrote and posted a report called the 'UFO Scheduler' in which I used these findings. In that report I also pointed out that UFO sightings peaked during times when the four inner planets around the sun lined up in certain configurations. My theory was that the UFO entities were using the planetary configurations to conduct most of their interplanetary flights. I suggested several reasons why such configurations would have increased the efficiency of their missions. I knew that some UFO types did not seem to match the Solar Magnetic theory. What I discovered was that when solar magnetic clouds reached levels of what scientists called B(nT) of 10, that nearly all UFO types ceased to be seen near earth. In the few cases when they were seen, such as when a large cylinder UFO the ships seemed to be in some distress, as in wobbling a great deal. More interestingly I found that FTs (Flying Triangles), other polygons, and spheres tended to ignore these magnetic storms. Only when B(nT) levels reached 15 or greater, did these types of craft tend to diminish.

My conclusions were these: 1. Large cylinders, saucers, cones, and falling fireballs represent incoming shuttle or packet ships from space. Smaller ships associated with these such as small saucers, also tend to avoid solar magnetic storms, mainly because they are associated with these incoming mother ships. 2. Flying Triangles are a kind of earth based TRACTOR-Workhorse. They especially are used during periods when incoming motherships may be experiencing trouble, such as during solar storms. 3. Small spheres appear to be a kind of earth based jeep. They often are used as beacons when they are seen to be stationed in one spot for long periods of time. They too ignore solar storms. I mentioned in 1998, that by 2000, the UFO groups would be experiencing a drop off of interest because I saw the coming solar storm period as a period when UFO levels would be dropping off. Thanks to: Mark Buitron


200 MILES ABOVE EARTH -- Cliff Rowe reports he was watching day three of the STS 101 shuttle/space station live Internet broadcast May 21, 2000, between 12:30 AM and 2:30 AM. I had the shock of my life while watching the astronauts on the Internet as they performed their duties working outside of the shuttle. Suddenly in the black background of space, a silvery disk with a slight dome on top appeared just to the right of the shuttle and stayed fixed in that spot for a few seconds. It held its position for ten seconds and then shot off to the left and disappeared. The image of the bright silver disk was very sharp and distinct, in fact it was more defined than the image of the astronauts hanging on to the space station. A minute later, another light appeared to the left of the space station, but seemed to be further away and not as sharp. It also stayed fixed for a few seconds then it suddenly disappeared. All of this took place during the time the astronauts began working on the shuttle arm on the outside of the shuttle and before they returned to the shuttle bay. It is possible I was seeing a camera reflection but this film should examined. Does anyone have a copy of NASA of day 3 broadcast? Thanks to Cliff Rowe cliff rowe


WILMINGTON -- On May 17, 2000, a truck driver traveling north on I-495 when he noticed a big bright light traveling north over the Delaware River at 12:35 AM. The trucker at first thought it was a blimp, but when he got a real good look, the entire "body" was white/gray and totally illuminated like the full moon. It was football-shaped two rows of strobing white lights top and bottom with no other colors. It was very low in the sky, and was moving at a medium speed. The witness stated, "It was the strangest and most spectacular thing I've ever seen." Unfortunately, I could not pull over and get out of my truck to see if it made any noise, and I did not have a CB in the cab. All I know, I used to be in the USAF and this object was definitely NOT an airplane or a blimp. I did not see any wings or stabilizers or a cockpit. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director National Reporting Center,


CHARLOTTE -- On May 10, 2000, I saw a UFO when I was riding my bike to the store to get some beer. It was a clear night and I had just left the store and was enjoying the ride back home when I felt like I was being watched. I noticed some of the street lights went out and on kind of flickering all up and down the road at 10:00 PM. I just kept on peddling. There was this huge solid Triangle, black and silent. It was a floating just about 300 feet up or so, and sort of swinging from side to side. No lights, no sound. Just like a big black balloon about 100 feet across. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LORRAIN -- I never thought that in my life, I would ever see a UFO but I saw one recently around 1:30 AM while working on my computer hobby of 3d modeling. I looked out the window and saw a bright light hovering in the sky. I went outside to get a better look and it was still in the same spot. There was no sound, but I could hear my heart pounding very hard and broke into a sweat. The color was blue green and white like a metallic shine. I could see clouds passing under it. Its strange there were no sounds from something that could shine so bright. Thanks to: (3Dmaster)


SHEFFIELD LAKE -- On Sunday, May 21, 2000, at 11:30 AM, Sarah M. was in a small town on the southern shore of Lake Erie, when she spotted a dazzling gleam in the sky. According to Sarah, the UFO approached from the north, over Lake Erie, and then shot away to the east. The object was a shape about like an oval and a square. It was very bright. I practically had to use sunglasses because it was really bright, almost like the sun's rays. It was about 15 feet high and about 30 feet long, flying 200 feet (60 meters) above the ground." It flew at an estimated speed of 30 miles per hour on approach and 60 mph flying away." Sheffield Lake population 9,800 is on Ohio Route 6 approximately 25 miles west of Cleveland. Thanks to UFO Roundup,Vol. 5, # 21 May 25, 2000, Editor: Joseph Trainer, ,


DETROIT -- Dr. Harry Willnus writes he has been following the UFO scene for more than fifty years. He is the past MUFON Michigan State Director and presently a MUFON consultant. Regarding Filer's Files recent mention of UFO's near airports, I must share that I spent 36 years in education teaching in the Romulus Community School District that contains within its borders the Detroit Metro Airport. The airport ranks as one of the top ten busiest airports in the nation. Northwest Airlines uses Metro as a hub. Over my years of teaching I had classroom contact with thousands of students and hundreds of parents who resided in different sections of the township. My intense interest in UFO's became known in the community. Over the years, I heard hundreds of stories that were UFO related. The reports were sometimes dramatic, with close-in sightings of strange crafts over roof tops or trees. All of this occurred in a little community of 36 square miles with a major airport nearly in the middle of it. Detroit had a major UFO flap in February and March 1978.

While some of the sightings made the local papers and TV stations, little information appeared out state. The flap had major airport implications. Some of the sightings occurred inside airport fence lines on or near ground level. A few of the sightings were during the day but most came at night. I called the FAA tower control people on a daily basis, but never did receive any confirmation of any UFOs during the specific times sightings were reported. There were dozens of other cases in nearby communities, some multiple witness affairs. The whole flap was pretty exciting. Then it died out after several months. My own guess is that some UFO's use airports as "hiding places". Since there are multiple sets of lights around busy airports at night, it becomes easier for these strange crafts to go about their business without attracting a lot of attention. My gut fleeing is that major US airports have numerous UFO sightings by people who reside in the immediate airport area. Generally these sightings are seldom reported. Thanks to Dr. Harry Willnus Editor's Note: Some of our best cases are in sight of Philadelphia Airport and McGuire Air Force Base. A vice president of a major company claimed the UFOs would hover near his home ten miles from the airport. When helicopters or planes flew near the disc shaped UFO, it would hide in the trees.


Barbara Becker writes, "In investigating the triangle sightings here in Missouri. I began to wonder if there was a correlation to the moon cycles. When I saw the boomerang shaped object in Kansas City it was a beautiful moonless night. Very dark. In fact, dark enough that I could have easily missed the object all together even though it was right over my head. I then recalled the summer I investigated a flap in Missouri. The thing that is most striking is that the nights of the most activity were moonless prior to moon-rise or after moon-set. I am not saying that we were in a new moon phase, no, I am saying that the moon, in whatever phase, was below the horizon, making it a very dark night. I am interested in hearing others thoughts on this Barbara Becker UFO Research Network

Editor's Note: A similar timing of Flying Triangle operations occurred in England for many years. Eight sightings of such objects were reported from New Jersey to California and British Columbia from May 8 - May 14, most occurring between the hours of 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Sightings included one in Edinburg, IL on May 7; two on May 8 in Carpineria, CA and Kamloops, B.C.; two on May 13, near Randle, MN and Independence, MO; and three in New Jersey on May 14, near Union Beach, Tuckerton, and Stafford Forge.


Regarding the article "Arkansas Flying Triangle" in Filer's Files #19, it sounds like what these people saw were three of the NOSS satellites. I saw them myself a few months ago and they look just like the Arkansas description. These look highly unusual when you see them. It is part of a secret space project whose official name remains a topic of debate, so observers dubbed it the "Naval Ocean Surveillance System," or NOSS. The US currently operates three sets of spy satellites, launched consecutively in 1990, 1991 and 1996. These satellites orbit pole-to-pole in groups of three at an altitude of 1,100 kilometers, monitoring the position, speed and direction of military ships at sea by detecting radio and radar signals and then triangulating the point of origin. Thanks to: Ted Toal Nevada City, CA


Su Walker writes thanks for hosting such a fantastic site. I am a weekly reader and look forward to Monday's latest postings! I have a comment on the fibromyalgia and abductees connection from personal experience. I have found, personally, that my fibromyalgia is made much worse by antibiotics. There is some sort of a fungal connection and high carbohydrate and sugar makes the pain worse. Antibiotics only seem to serve to kill of the "good bacteria" in the system. I would like to read more about the "nano-bacteria." As a professional medical intuitive, I have seen something like nano bacteria (I have called them proto viruses/bacteria much simpler DNA structure than regular) for more than ten years. I have kept a log of my own conscious experiences since June 4, 1998. If you would like to read about my own abduction/encounter experiences, you may find them at: and . Bev Trout, our Iowa MUFON State Director is a friend and has helped me a great deal in my self education in encounters and experiences. Thanks to Su Walker


CARPINTERIA -- Don Robertson writes, "At our MUFON meeting last night, I asked one of our members if he would be interested in filming the Triangle that shows up almost nightly when conditions are clear. He has a night vision video camera so we'll see how that goes. Skywatcher Kirk reports that there has been a new flurry of Triangle sightings the first two weeks of May 2000. The first sighting this year occurred on May 1, when he and his thirteen-year-old son, Joe, saw the object. "It was pretty high up," said Kirk, "not as low as it usually is. It was triangular outlined by small lights, and flying from southwest to northeast. Consecutive sightings took place on May fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth." On May 7, Kirk walked out on the patio and looked up into a clear, star-studded sky at 10:15 PM to see one at 2000 feet. "As soon as I looked up, there it was," he exclaimed. "I was really excited!" " He went back inside and told his family the object was back again." Then Kirk heard his neighbor calling him from outside. Kirk's neighbor was very skeptical about UFOs. So Kirk kept scanning the sky, and spotted the Triangle in the western sky coming back toward them from Santa Barbara up the coast. The object was now much lower, about five times the size when he first saw it. "There it is!" Kirk yelled, pointing at the large ship. "I grabbed him by the shoulder and pointed him right at it." He just stood there saying, "Oh my God! What is that?" " I told you it was out here flying around," Kirk told him.

They watched as the craft made a hundred and eighty degree turn back towards them and started following the nearby 101 freeway toward Santa Barbara. "Look at the wingspan on that thing," the neighbor said. "It's huge!" "But there's really no wings on it, they look thicker than that," Kirk explains. "You can tell it's not a plane. The thing was gray looking' -- you could see the metal on it; you could see not just the lights, but what the lights were attached to. It was kind of the color of a Navy ship. The back end went in a little bit, but followed the shape of a triangle. It had no tail and no fuselage. There is absolutely no sound. The past two years it shows up in May." Last year the object showed up three nights in a row starting on May 22, 1999. It made three appearances on the twenty-second. The Triangle started a slow turn to the right and finally stopped directly over Kirk's house. "I was so scared I ran inside!" he said. But Kirk told me on May 19, that the triangle has shown up almost nightly when conditions are clear. We have had some fog lately. He also said that many of his neighbors have also seen the object near the Canalino School and from the bluffs overlooking the ocean in Carpinteria. One interesting aspect of these sightings is that one night while he was out looking for the object, he saw another triangular formation passing silently overhead, and realized that it was a flight of geese. Thanks to Don Robertson

Editor's Note: Carpinteria is about 100 miles west of Edward's Air Force Base. Some of these Flying Triangles may be government aircraft.

COVINA/LAVERNE -- Bill Casey, Director of Investigations, MUFON LA wrote I received the following report. On May 12, 2000, at 10:17 PM, a male witness and his fiancé were exiting their vehicle at her home and noticed something floating in the night sky. It was gray in color and first appeared to be a bird with a large wingspan hovering over her house. Upon closer inspection, they both realized that it was a UFO that floated about 500 to-2000 feet above them. It moved slightly faster than a blimp, but not as fast as a conventional aircraft at less than 50 miles per hour. It was very well camouflaged in the orange-gray night sky with very tiny and faint orange lights all over it's under carriage. The craft had a wingspan of about 30 to 60 feet in the shape of a boomerang. The craft did not change course or speed as it moved in a northeast direction. There were no engine sounds or navigational lights common to conventional aircraft. The witnesses agreed that they had observed a UFO, and advanced technology. The witnesses noticed some police helicopter activity about two miles away but the UFO was headed in the opposite direction. The witness was a senior aircraft maintenance technician in the Air Force reserves and is very familiar with conventional aircraft. His cell phone was inoperative for the next three days. Thanks to Bill Casey


MAYEN -- Regarding Filer's Files #14 dated 4/10/99. Stephan Marzi a 14 year old, writes on February 11, 1998, my friend's Sebastian Krull and Benjamin Braun saw a UFO. We were in position to record it through my camcorder and we used the 15 x zoom function. That was a mistake because there are no reference objects in the video. You can see the shape of the object and its silver color. It wasn't dark so you can also see it looks like a circle and definitively had no real wings. It flew at an estimated Mach 2 or 1200 mph. There was absolutely no noise. The object came back a second day too, but it flew much faster and higher. Sincerely, Steve Marzi


It was a cold dark night in 1947, and the street lights in our small country town in Australia had gone out. It was about 9:15 PM, when my schoolmate and I got on our bicycles and rode towards our home. All of a sudden the whole area lit up like daylight and looked in horror at some huge jelly fish type object just above our heads. It got the impression it could not land because of the power lines or because it was too wide to land in between the shops. We simply stood there for a good three minutes occasionally looking down, at ourselves, in amazement. It was about the height of a normal lamppost, and I had a clear and uninterrupted view of the whole UFO and what was inside it. Many lights under it appeared as if coming from a dozen or so torches directly on us and around us. It slowly flew upwards and reached high in the sky diminishing to the size of a football. It turned away towards a place called Dookie College. We got on our bicycles and went home and never told our parents or anyone for years. It was a few months later that people were reporting flying objects in the sky in Australia and several months later, the American Roswell crash incident in July happened. I believe we were the first people to have a close encounter with a UFO! What I saw, and what happened later, and followed in the past decades is amazing. I want to get a promoter to help me with having some UFO Seminars in America. I am going back over fifty years now, so those interested in my real life experience may email me direct to Dr. Neil McIntyre D.D.


Dr. Joseph Burkes, regarding last weeks Filer's Files #20 and Bruce Maccabee's, Ph.D., comments that many abductees have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromalgia and similar yuppie type diseases." Dr. Burkes writes, "I am a practicing internal medicine physician and volunteer UFO investigator, I believe the search for "Et diseases" will likely be quite fruitless." The basic problem has to do with our current level of knowledge where there is no reliable data concerning the actual frequency of CE-4 type experiences in the general US population. Surveys suggest that possibly one percent or less of responders might have high strangeness type experiences that might be CE-4s. Many of the interactions are also interpreted as other paranormal phenomenon. Without a proper denominator as to the true numbers of so called "alien abductions" it is impossible to determine whether an illness associated with an experiencer is present at more, less or at the same frequency as in the general population. The biases of self-reporting are legion. UFO investigators frequent pick and choose the cases they care to report, depending on how those cases match their pet theories. The self help groups led by abduction counselors do not pick up contactees who are allegedly having favorable interactions because they are not complaining that they have been victimized and are discovered. Many of these counselors are often merely trained as hypnotherapists and they lack a network of referrals to clinically trained and board certified medical and psychology specialists. The problems go on and on.

Eight years ago, two courageous physicians in my medical group interviewed over 2500 patients from our practice concerning whether they had had a UFO sighting and other type of interactions with non-human beings that might be extraterrestrial in nature. Their results were quite important. The project was done on an informal basis but with their supervising physicians support in the departments of immunology and family practice. Their study was rejected by every major professional journal that they submitted their findings to. Ten percent of the responders had a sighting. Five percent so close that they could identify it as an anomalous structure craft that often carried out non-ballistic movements and was not simply a nocturnal light. One percent of the 2500, about 25 individuals reported interactions with non-human beings. Many of those interactions were described in what might be construed as so called "angelic" in nature. The great thing about this study was that my colleagues had complete medical records on the potential responders and removed from consideration any patient who had a history of psychiatric problems or chemical dependency. My two colleagues became fearful when John Mack reported having to spend close to $100,000 in legal fees in an attempt to avoid censure by the Harvard Medical School Faculty. They ceased their study and their attempts to publish what is to my knowledge the only population based clinical survey carried out by physicians on this subject. There is always a tendency to blame in our patients. Those who feel they are being victimized by non-human intelligence of a presumed extraterrestrial nature have been ignored by the mainstream medical community and often are under great pressure to draw attention to their plight. This is not an atmosphere to carry out constructive sober medical investigations. Sincerely, Joseph Burkes MD

BOSTON GLOBE Newspaper changed its URL address from the one I posted last week to the Globe Online: Date: 5/21/2000 Headline: UFO Theorists Gain Support Abroad, but Repression at Home. If you're interested in seeing the story about the French Cometa UFO Report: see but_repression_at_home%2B.shtml


Robert Collins writes there apparently was flying saucer wind tunnel testing at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1947. The below is only page 1 of 2 pages and comes from an 80 page declassified package (1994) detailing Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) collection requirements or information gathered on the Horten Brother's Flying Wing type aircraft. These documents were courtesy of Tim Cooper. The document makes reference to what are called EEIs or Essential Elements of Information which gives a background of "what to look for" in gathering information or "what has been found" on "flying wing type aircraft" which includes "flying saucers. " Although these 80 pages of declassified reports mix the subject of flying wings and saucers together, there was never any evidence that the Germans tested "flying saucer" type aircraft. For further information please see, And, for updates.

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