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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
November 20, 2000

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LEONID METEOR ACTIVITY thus far has been disappointing. Clouds may have ruined sightings of the expected shooting stars in many parts of the world. The annual Leonid's light show is caused by the passing of Comet Tempel-Tuttle, a huge ball of ice and dust. Most the activity was expected in the vicinity of the moon, but some spectacular shooting stars were photographed over Maryland. They are caused when the Earth passes through the dusty debris that follows the comet's orbit. Also a balloon launched with photograhic equipment was brought down early when it strayed into airways. The number of UFO sightings is steady with reports over New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and California. More evidence points to life arriving on Earth from space. More discussion on our Moon's history of strange activity.


FREEPORT, LONG ISLAND -- Ruth writes, "Since December 1994, I have had fairly frequent sightings of flying triangular craft near several inland waterways on the South Shore." The most recent sightings were on November 3, 6, 7, and 8th, 2000. I am not sure of the exact size, since they are always seen at night or very early morning before sunrise. Ruth says, "Lighting on these crafts consists of two very bright white strobes, one on each side, which flash simultaneously, and one red light on the underside, in the center, which flashes alternately." There is never any sound! My oldest daughter and I both have witnessed these craft.

They "glide" very slowly over the houses across the street, just above rooftops, and then turn and continue on out over the Atlantic Ocean. I have also seen them fly behind my house, either just above the rooftops, or over the canal directly behind my house. An ex-neighbor also saw the craft hovering over the canal in her backyard at 9:30 PM in February 1995. I have seen them within a one-mile radius of my house, many times. We've had several sightings looking west of a group of seven to eight craft flying one by one, at 2 to 4 minute intervals, heading due south, then eventually turning slightly to the right, going out over the ocean. This always happens between 5:30 to 6:00 AM at low altitudes. I am located in a flight path for planes from Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports and these are different. These craft fly much slower and much lower than the commercial planes. The flying triangles never make any sound, and are able to maneuver and perform," just a short distance away from my house." Thanks to Betty LaRosa: RLaRosa331 and Ruth.

Editor's Note: We encourage readers who live in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to be on the lookout for these craft. It appears they navigate moving south along the Meadowbrook Parkway only ten miles from Kennedy Airport.


CRESSKILL -- On November 2, 2000, my father and I witnessed a very large, disc shaped object hovering over, or near the town of Cresskill near the Hudson Valley at 7:50 PM. The object was too large to be man made, and moved over the northern valley, from east to west, doing less then 40 mph. I would have to say by my line of site, the disc shaped object had to be roughly 1000 feet over the tree line. It was very brilliant and had a blinking white light at the top. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


READING -- Alexander J. Broskey reports, "I was driving home on October 30, 2000, out in the French Creek State Park area where I live and tonight as I neared my house an object materialized out of nowhere." It was a bright UFO with swirling green, yellow, blue, and red lights. I slowed down and stopped on the road to watch it for about two minutes. I was not surprised because I have seen different kinds of UFOs out here before. This one flew to my left about 50 yards and then flew out of sight. I drove home and later went up to my room on the 2nd floor. I was looking out the window over looking the valley and a flying object appeared again. I woke my Dad up and we both watched it fly across the sky very slowly. We saw a smaller red UFO fly from one side of my vision to the other and then stop turn around and fly in the other direction out of my site. Both of us observed a multicolored larger size UFO moving over the valley. As I'm writing this the big multicolored one is back. I'm a little paranoid because I know what these guys do to people. I'm watching it fly across the sky right now. I just got tired of seeing these UFOs and not saying anything. This is real!". Thanks to Alex Broskey's

Editor's Note: I talked to Alex on the phone and he has seen these craft on a fairly regular basis over the valley.


PHILADELPHIA - Peter Davenport reported on the Jeff Rense show this and sighting below occurred only thirty minutes apart. Amateur astronomer and former Marine, Michael was observing the sky on November 13, 2000, though his 900 mm Refractor Telescope from his home in Upper Darby. He uses the scope nightly and had observed Venus, Jupiter, the Pleiades, and the Moon. He was looking east at the Moon's Terminator at 8:15 PM. This is the area between the dark and light parts of the Moon where good viewing is often present.

Suddenly most of his telescope was filled with a huge massive black flying object that moved from the bottom to the top of Moon. It crossed the surface moon and looked strangely biological. Michael felt the object was most probably within our atmosphere and flying over New Jersey. Right afterwards a military jet appeared probably an F-16 that may have been attempting an intercept using its after burners. Later he noticed the object moving in and out of the clouds. This object was very massive and appeared to be flying over New Jersey. He drew a picture of the object that was a large triangle appeared to have protrusions similar to arms and legs. The object looked similar to a skydiver jumping out of an aircraft with his arms against his side. The head had two points. He estimated the object was flying at 25,000 miles per hour. He would not have seen it without his telescope. He called several radar stations, but had no confirmation of the sighting.

Editors Note: The 177th Fighter Wing (ANG) at Atlantic City International Airport flies F-16 aircraft and is located about 35 miles from the sighting.


ATLANTA - Peter reports that Carl stopped his car on the side of road on November 13, 2000, and watched a hovering object at 7:45 PM. The flying object looked similar to the top of a light house from the side. Two vehicles passed by his parked car as he watched for some fifteen minutes, but they didn't stop. He thought the flying object was quarter to half a mile away. It was very large and three dimensional and seemed to be made of clear glass. It slowly dimmed and disappeared. Carl said, "It was something he never saw before and he was amazed by it." The next morning he returned to the area to see if any towers or other possible explanations were visible. He visited an open field where strangely all leaves had been cleared and there were numerous animal tracks of all types. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC and Jeff Rense


MINNEAPOLIS -- MUFON Headquarters reports that Paul Tally saw an object almost directly above him on November 14, 2000. The object was first observed traveling from east by southeast to the west by northwest at 12:50 AM. It was extremely bright in a clear sky with a full moon. The object moved rapidly about half way across the sky and exploded over north central Kansas. The color of the explosion was similar to ball lightning. Thanks to Marilyn, and Paul Tally: and


CYGNET October 31, 2000, Tim a teacher and his friend were traveling on Route I-75 and saw a meteor like object moved across the sky coming towards them from the East. It was ahead of them and came to a sudden stop above the highway. This is fairly open farmland and the object appeared as a shooting star. They stopped their car and got a good look at the hovering object. It was red, green, blue, yellow and magenta. There was no sort of rhythm or pattern they could discern. It was about a quarter of the full moon in size. He felt it was less than a mile away.

Denise says the object appeared to come out of the trees no more than a hundred yards ahead of her as she drove towards I-75. It was headed across her path of vision at a hundred yards. It moved at a slow speed above I-75 and seemed to hover over the centerline of the highway. There were no lights.

It appeared roughly egg shaped with a glowing energy coming out the rear. Later both men developed a pain in their abdominal region right below the rib cage. The abdomen was inflamed and red. Thanks to Peter B. Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center


ELK CITY - Jim Hickman reports, "I had a phone report come regarding an Oct 19, 2000, sighting in a rural area west of the town of Elk City near the intersection of Highways 34 and 66, that a unknown object described as having red, white, blue lights flew over a family's farmhouse. It was reported that the object appeared from the southwest at a very low altitude, hovered overhead for about ten minutes, then made a 180 degree turn on it's axis and flew away to the north. This was witnessed by one adult and three children that were outside at the time. One of the children actually got a flashlight and attempted contact with the object. There is no report that the object replied.

The object was described as being dark gray or black, it was too low to distinguish its shape. Its altitude was only 150 feet, and it was described as being over a mile long. The witness stated she was able to judge the distance/size by measuring it against a new race track that had been built nearby. She described the object as being larger than the race track. It was also described as making no noise. It was also reported that sightings occurred on several other nights, but this was the closest encounter so far. I have been given permission to meet with the witness's and I will update this report when I get more detailed information. Thanks to Jim Hickman The Hickman Report


SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday, November 10, 2000, at 6:04 PM, Shelah J. was at her apartment in San Rafael, California, across the bay from San Francisco, when she spied something odd outside the window. "At first the object seemed like it was not moving and was standing stationary," Shelah reported. "Its light, or the brightness of the vehicle, was brighter than the surrounding planes." "It moved very slowly and flew low over the mountains and then just seemed to move (west) over the water towards the city of San Francisco. After watching for what seemed like ten minutes. I ran downstairs to get the binoculars. Through the binoculars, the object looked incredible."

"At first the object seemed to be elongated and looked like a cigar shape. But after watching for a longer period of time, it seemed more like a saucer shape and glowed brightly. It was the same color as a fire ember. It was bright orange and its glow seemed to radiate much energy from inside." "The vehicle was massive in size. I cannot estimate how large but very, very large and easy to see through such binoculars." Shelah said, "It seemed as if two planes were circling around or near it, and later a third plane also monitored it." "My roommates came home at about 6:45 p.m. and I told them what I saw. I thought the object was gone because it had gone out of sight earlier. But then Michael, my roommate, looked from his bedroom (window) and saw a gleaming object adjacent to planes' lights and asked me if that was it? We took the binoculars out and a small telescope and indeed it was the same. This was when I saw the third plane tracking the vehicle." "Even though the vehicle was further away than when I originally saw it, it gleamed with a very bright fiery orange glow. Michael said, 'I've never seen anything like it.' He was also able to make out some red and white lights on the side of it and the light that circled around it." Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol.5, #46 11/16/00 Editor: Joseph Trainor


San Pablo -- B. R. Thomas who lives on East Bay Hill with a panoramic view overlooking San Francisco Bay saw many white objects on Sunday afternoon November 19, 2000. She at first noticed a thick contrail in the sky and to the right of she noticed many small objects in the eastern sky away from the bay behind their home at 3:07 PM. The white objects appeared stationary and looked how a Constellation such as the Big Dipper would look at night. She did not see an aircraft making the contrail, but there were other aircraft in the afternoon sky not making any contrails. The white objects were similar to spots before your eyes, but she noticed clouds passing in front of white and round objects. These lights or objects were in a definite pattern. She saw the objects for two or three minutes and determined they were not moving. She thought, they may have had some connection to the thick and unusual chemtrail/contrail?. At first, she thought the objects might be balloons, but since they were not moving, stayed in formation and seemed to have their own light source. Last weekend, she also noticed an aircraft making a similar thick contrails, but she had not noticed any objects at that time. She watches aircraft regularly from their deck and had noticed unusually thick contrails the last two weekends from one or two aircraft. The clouds were moving past but she could still see these twenty or so white objects that were not moving. Thanks to B. R. Thomas.


MAJACHKALÁ --, An alleged UFO has jeopardized and eluded Russian troops near Daguestan, a Republic bordering Chechnya on November 14, 2000. Alarms went off at 01:00 AM local time (22:00 hours GMT yesterday). An hour later, confusion was extreme in the garrisons on the ridges separating Dagestan from Chechnya and the war which has raged in the area north of the Caucasus for over a year and a half. At 02:00 AM most lucid reports began to arrive from the Magaramkent region on the Caspian Sea regarding the "unidentified flying object," which had caused Russian forces to sound battle stations. Soldiers provided a detailed description of the device they witnessed for a long time as it flew slowly eastward toward the sea. Some garrisons noted the object was flying at low altitude of only a 100 meters and had three fluorescent lights above with two meter spaces between them, according to the Russian Ministry of the Interior in Dagestan. Several civilian witnesses agreed on the description and light arrangement of the mysterious phenomenon, while hesitating to ascribe its origin to a secret weapon of the Russian army or a new weapon in the hands of the Islamic separatists.

Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Dagestan were cautious and stated their unwillingness to state if the object in question was a UFO. Jet fighters were scrambled too late to catch the UFO. The pursuit has renewed mistrust regarding the traditional secrecy shown by Russian authorities. Acting quickly to forestall any possible reprimands, the most mistrusting military officers indicated that it could be a NATO spy plane interested in Russian maneuvers in the Caucasus and the Caspian, which are rich in gas and oil. Dagestan Muslim leaders claimed the strange heavenly event was a portent which bore a message from Allah himself. Even a mufti or spiritual legislator from Dagestan showed no compunction in stating that without any doubt it was "a jinn, an angel or other heavenly being, since God's masterpiece is filled with them. "Thanks to the translation by Scott Corrales -- Institute of Hispanic Ufology and Gloria Coluchi.

Editor's Note: The Russian Air Force has now denied the above report stating, "Gen Bolkhovitin's assertions, with reference to a Central Air Defence Control post, that a Russian space vehicle flew over Dagestan are not true to fact," spokesman Aleksandr Drobyshevskiy told Interfax. 161903 Nov 00


David Saxton suggests that you expand your thinking for a moment. The presence of Jupiter makes life on earth possible because it acts as a "meteor sink". Without the massive gravitational pull of Jupiter to attract the uncountable numbers of periodic and rogue meteorites which pass this way, life on Earth would be impossible. The intervals between catastrophic impacts would be such that no life could develop before being exterminated by an impacting space rock. It gets better, Remember that all is based on fractal patterns which unfold endlessly. Someone has put everything in place deliberately. Thanks to David Saxton


Marcus Allen from the NEXUS MAGAZINE UK Office writes, "Your Files are a welcome addition to our understanding of this fascinating phenomenon." That you picked up activity on the Moon comes as no real surprise. The Lunar Orbiter photos of the Vitelo crater taken in 1967 shows two large objects leaving tracks on the Lunar surface as they move up out of a crater has always intrigued me. In your recent posting #45 you mention the work and ideas of Jan Lamprecht about the Moon. This is an area I have also devoted considerable time and effort to try to understand. You may be aware that the idea that the Moon could well be of considerably stranger origin than is generally accepted was published in two books by Don Wilson, 'Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon' 1975 Dell NY and its sequel 'Secrets of our Spaceship Moon' 1979 Dell NY. Both by Sphere in the UK.

These books expand on the thesis of two Russian scientists, Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Because the three main theories of the Moon's origin did not answer very many of the questions, in fact it was easier to prove that the Moon should not be where it is than that it should be they proposed the idea that the Moon could well be of artificial' construction and deliberately placed in orbit around Earth. As to 'who' and 'why' they were, as scientists not prepared to speculate without evidence to back up their ideas. There are many anomalies which can be observed about the Moon which on any reasonable examination cannot be fully explained: There are many thousands of craters on the Moon ranging in size from a few inches to hundreds of miles in diameter. Yet all the large craters seem to have flat floors and small walls. Copernicus is 60 miles in diameter and 3 miles high. The laws of physics indicate that an object, such as a meteorite traveling at very high speed will leave a crater about 8 times as wide as it is deep. It will not have a flat floor either. Meteor crater in Arizona is a good example of an impact crater.

Most of the larger craters could better be described as 'ringed plains.' The floors of many of the larger craters are the same level as the surrounding surface, with no ejector blanket of material thrown from the crater. How are these craters made? The surface of the Moon is covered with craters on both sides numbering many tens of thousands, yet the Earth has at most about 200 impact sites discovered to date. Any object wandering through space looking for a planet to hit and finding the Earth/Moon system would naturally be drawn to the Earth due to its higher gravity rather than the Moon, which is shielded by Earth anyway for half the time. So why does the Moon show such damage and the Earth hardly any?

Geological weathering does not answer it. The fossil record indicates that for the first 4 billion years very few advanced life forms existed on Earth. Then around 550 million years ago there was suddenly a huge variation of creatures existing showing far more advanced features than had been in evidence before. This is called the Cambrian Explosion in geological time. Could this be the time when the Moon went into orbit around Earth? And why does the Moon keep one side, the far side, turned permanently away from Earth's gaze? Could this be in order that ET can come and go unobserved. It just seems so logical (as Spock would say) Perhaps that is what Clementine was really sent to find out back in 1994. Has anyone ever seen the pictures it must have taken with its cameras of the Apollo LMs still on The Lunar surface? Thanks to Marcus Allen.

NEXUS MAGAZINE UK Office e-mail: I always considered Ingo to be the worlds' most experienced RV exponent.


However, I had a most bizarre experience this morning after reading your article on the theory that the moon may have been placed into orbit around the Earth in order to stabilize and allow for life to be sustained. This is actually not the first time I've heard this as Alex Collier a contactee claimed the moon was in fact placed here by ET's . many millions of years ago. So, I went to bed thinking about this theory again.. and how it seemed to add up that we may indeed be an experiment by highly advanced ET's, who set up an environment for their product to develop. I'm not particularly religious but I awoke this morning with what sounded like a minister preaching on the radio, but my radio was off. He said that I would find the answer to my question in Psalms 8. I followed his directions and found the Bible verse. King David states in verse 3 that: "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which YOU have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor" Psalm 8.3. Pretty interesting, I thought since it answers the question and indicates that the ET's are of a higher order, as we are lower than the heavenly beings, but we are also crowned with glory and honor. I would bet that the higher spiritually evolved ET's work in cooperation with God, the Creator. I thought you might find this interesting. Thanks to Jimmie.

Editor's Note: There are many statements in the Bible that can be interpreted that we have been visited on a regular basis.


Data from instruments flown on airplanes during last year's Leonid meteor shower show that the seeds of life, long suspected to exist in comet dust, could have survived a fiery passage from space to Earth's ancient atmosphere. A range of findings, reported by an international team of NASA-led scientists, provide support for Panspermia, which holds that life on Earth did not spring up spontaneously out of some primordial soup, but was instead seeded from space Findings to date indicate that the chemical precursors to life -- found in comet dust -- may well have survived a plunge into early Earth's atmosphere," said astronomer Peter Jenniskens of the Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute.

The studies were published in a November 14 special edition of the Netherlands Journal Earth, Moon and Planets. "Sowing the seeds" The idea that the seeds of life, or life itself, constantly fall from space is the central idea of Panspermia. Not only did life on Earth begin this way, the concept holds, but the genetic pool is constantly modified, even today. Other researchers have shown that meteors both small and large do not heat up as much as previously thought, allowing the possibility that dormant life could arrive on an incoming space rock or, just possibly, embedded in the dust grain of a comet. Jenniskens and others said all this work at least supports the notion that life's recipe -- in the form of organic molecules -- can survive the trip into the atmosphere. Chandra Wickramasinghe, a leading proponent of Panspermia, cheered the newest work. "I think the results reported by NASA are clear proof that bacterial particles could survive, hence vindicating Panspermia," Wickramasinghe said. He and astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle have, since the 1970s, argued that organic particles of bacterial sizes survive entry through the atmosphere. "However, there is still a tendency to interpret results like this as merely showing that organics, rather than life, are being added to the Earth, but the trend is surely moving towards panspermia," Wickramasinghe told


Only 13,000 years ago a meteorite from Mars plunged through the Earth's atmosphere and crashed into Antarctica. The Journal Science indicates that a meteorite the size of hard ball had living organisms that survived the trip. The rock stayed cool enough to sustain life. Benjamin Weiss, a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology states, "What's exciting about this study is that it shows the Martian meteorite made it from the surface of Mars to the surface of Earth without ever getting hot enough to destroy bacteria, or even plant seeds or fungi." Thousands of tons of rock have traveled from Mars to Earth carrying living organisms. The study indicates life may have existed on Mars in the relatively recent past and life forms on Earth may have begun on Mars. Tiny bacteria could have ridden on board meteorites blasted off the surface of Mars and traveled here. Its been proven the heat generated coming into our atmosphere was not great enough to kill the bacteria. The findings also suggest that life could still exist on Mars.

Editors Note: The area of Cydonia where the Face on Mars exists could have been an area not unlike the Pyramid area at Cairo. Not only is there the Mars Face, but a series of pyramids, a fortress, an ancient city and what appears to be an ancient road or canal running through the area. Certainly natural forces could have made the face, but not the total complex.

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