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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
December 18, 2000

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At Christmas time it might be rewarding to review ancient manuscripts that have resulted in most of the Western World celebrating Christmas. As you know, the basis for all Christian religion is the Bible and we shouldn't forget that the first five books in the Bible are the Torah which is the basis for Judaism. I'm well aware that many scientific readers feel that UFOs have nothing to do with religion, but lets look at what the Bible written over two thousand years ago actually says. For example, we're told angels are sent to watch over you. You have a choice to ignore this information, or to accept its full meaning. We know the Torah and the Bible are filled with references to angels, clouds, and heaven. The key to understanding the true meaning of the Bible is to define the important words that might be related to UFOs, so I looked up some key words in the "Unger Bible Dictionary" that is considered the best dictionary for 'defining the Bible and clarifying unfamiliar names, places and objects.' Merrell F. Unger Th.D., Ph.D., plus several other scholars wrote this dictionary based on their life time of studies. Unger defines Angel: "In its most common use in Scripture the word angel designated certain spiritual and superhuman beings who are introduced to us as messengers of God." Angels appear most frequently and conspicuously in connection with coming and ministry of our Lord. They are personal, sinless, immortal beings, existing in great number, and in close relation not only with individual men but also with the history of God's kingdom. It is clear that Satan and his fallen angels (demons) were created sinless and later fell." Another scholar who personally spent over a 100,000 hours of study and 43 years of searching is Finnis Jennings Dake and his family. "Dake's Annotated Reference Bible" tells us angels have bodies similar to men, eat, walk, fight, wrestle, fly and have intellectual powers and passions similar to men but come from heaven. Angels are mentioned 298 times in the Bible and almost all are stories that relate to helping man grow spiritually and morally.

Unger defines Heaven as follows, "Scripture evidently specifies three heavens, since 'the third heaven' is revealed to exist and it is logical that a third heaven cannot exist without a first and second heaven." The first however, apparently refers to the atmospheric heavens of the birds and clouds. The second heaven may be the stellar spaces. It is the abode of all supernatural angelic beings. The third heaven is the abode of the divine plan at present to populate the third heaven. It is called 'Glory' those who enter will be perfected forever and made partakers of Christ's fullness, which is all fullness and which comprehends the very nature of the Godhead bodily. The apostle John was called into heaven" "Dake's Reference Bible " goes on to say heaven like Earth is a material round planet created by God and is God's dwelling place that has great beauty, clouds, cities, streets, mansions, inhabitants, temples, chariots, horses, food, animals, armies, wars, and is located in the north part of the universe. Men have been taken there and lived for thousands of years." Apparently, angels travel from heaven to Earth aboard a space ship called a 'cloud.'

Cloud: Dr.Unger says, "The allusions to clouds in Scripture, as well as their use in symbolical language, can only be understood when we remember the climate, where there is hardly a trace of cloud from May to the end of September. During this season clouds so seldom appear and rains so seldom fail as to seem phenomenal, as was the case with the harvest rain. Clouds are referred to as showing the power and wisdom of God in their formation. (Psalms 135.6). They are called the clouds of heaven. (Daniel 7-12) windows above (Isaiah 24:18) Figuratively the clouds are symbols of armies. They are used to signify God's presence." Two thousand years ago birds were virtually the only flying objects in the sky, therefore anything that was not a bird was called a cloud. Birds are only mentioned 27 times in the Bible while a single cloud is mentioned 107 times and multiple clouds 49 times. When I visited Israel there were no clouds for almost half a year so it is my personal feeling that a cloud is another name for Unidentified Flying Objects flown by angels or messengers. Here are some typical statements about a cloud or space ship from the Bible:

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night; (Exodus 13:21.13)

The Ten Commandments was brought in a cloud. And the Lord said to Moses, "Lo, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you for ever." (Exodus 19:9.16)

"The Lord rides on a cloud." (Isaiah 19).

The Bible in my opinion is a wonderful book about UFOs and their messengers the angels. Regarding Christmas story the Bible says, "In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth and a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings you are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his Father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, his kingdom will never end. "How can this be" Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?' The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will over shadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God! (Luke 1-verses 26 to 35). Two thousand years later, much of world celebrates this birth of Christ the Son of Man at Christmas.

And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [Luke 21:27.13]

These extraterrestrial visitors or angels are sent from the Third Heaven aboard amazing craft called clouds in the Bible. These angelic visitors are real according to most of the great historic religious writings of mankind. It seems reasonable that the stories are not myths, but are based on actual visits by messengers, visitors, watchers, ET, angels, or what ever you choose to call them. They are given credit for bringing gifts such as writing, and morality based on the Ten Commandments to Earth. Thousands of books have been written describing their interactions with Earth. If you visit the great temples and churches around the world, almost all have the story of an angel who oversaw their construction. Often there are similar stories of strange UFOs in the sky. Several of my friends claim they were visited and even healed by angels. All that happens in the world may not be simply be by chance. Angels may be controlling things more than we suspect. So remember when you enjoy Christmas it all started with an angel. Here are some more interesting quotes: "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight." (Acts 1:9.18) Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven in a cloud. (Revelation 10 and 11)
"He (Christ) was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." (Matthew 17) Now that you know some of definitions of the Bible, where thousands of prophesies have already been full filled it becomes exciting reading. "Have a Merry Christmas!"


NEW YORK CITY -- Greg T. writes, "I had a sighting of a UFO on December 15, 2000 at 4:15 PM, I went outside my office building for a cigarette, and was looking east, above a tall crane and the UPS office building when I saw a slow moving object. It was black, and appeared to be very high up moving west like a flock of birds flying in a "V" formation. The object stopped moving and hovered remaining in the same position for about two minutes. The shape changed and it looked more like a small black square, with a protrusion on its side. I assumed it was a helicopter but it seemed too high and was about the size of my pinky finger's nail. It hovered, then moved westward again slowly. At this point, I no longer had the feeling I was seeing something identifiable, and decided that I needed to show someone else what I was seeing. I got Phil the porter to come out and have a look. Phil acted a little bewildered and stared at it, then shrugged his shoulders and went inside. As it slowly continued westward, it was approaching the top of the crane. There were no smoke or contrails. I noticed a second object that was the same as the first. This object didn't move and remained stationary. The first object stopped again, not too far from the second with the crane between the two. Mark a coworker came by and I asked him to look and pointed out the objects. He saw them and was as bewildered as I was. We both observed the objects for two more minutes and we agreed they were not helicopters. Mark went into work and I had to return, since I had been gone for almost 15 minutes. People across the street and Mat another engineer saw these bewildering things. Thanks to Greg T and Larry Clark


TRENTON HAMILTON - MUFON's Pat Marcattilio, who is also called Dr. UFO regularly holds a monthly UFO meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at the Hamilton Library. Pat received a half page write up in the Trenton Times on November 26. He and President Jimmy Carter shared the front page of Section A. Pat had his first encounter at the age of 22, when he and his wife saw a "very bright, bluish white light" in the sky. "All of a sudden, it took a right hand turn and shot to the horizon like a bullet from a gun," explains Marcattilio. "Wow we both said, that was no satellite!" Pat has had regular conferences since 1990.


POCONO MOUNTAINS -- Pat Marcatillio provided me with the following report that last August in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania a contractor was building a house in the mountains. He stayed at the property during the night. On a very dark night and he suddenly noticed dancing lights through the woods. He happened to have a camera with him, so he took photos of the strange lights. Later when the film was developed it showed six human like figures that appeared to be dancing in the woods wearing hoods. Three figures were red in color, one was blue, one green and one yellow. The human like figures appear to have their arms around each other dancing in a half circle. There faces could not be seen. There are similar stories of Leprechauns and other folk dancing in similar ways throughout history. Thanks to Pat Marcattilio.


WALDWICK -- Joe Furando writes that on the evening of November 22, 2000, at 12:05 PM, I was on my way home to Montvale when I spotted an unusually bright light just over the western tree-line. I became concerned when I realized how low it was flying. I slowed down and brought the car to a stop to get a better look. The shape was triangular and this was NO plane. It had a low, quiet jet engine sound almost inaudible over the sounds of the cars on Route 17. It was moving slow, and I got of the car as it flew over head! It was flying just over the trees and was a solid triangle, with red and green lights and two closely placed very bright white lights towards the center of the craft. It was so close to the ground, I could even make out the small bump in the back where it should have been flat like a triangle. It followed Sheridan Avenue south and directly back toward Waldwick. The double lights were striking! Thanks to Joe Furando,


OREGON -- I was sitting in my living room Thanksgiving morning watching TV, when I heard an unusual slow low frequency modulating hum. I looked through the sheer drapes and noticed quite a few lights directly east moving northbound. When I parted the drapes, I had expected either helicopters or planes, but was stunned by the enormity of the 'one' triangular object that I saw. The object was bigger than a football field, had one red light in the bottom middle with smaller white lights in each of the corners. It was charcoal gray to black and surrounded by a dull orangey faint glow. It moved slower than stall speed for an aircraft in a northeastern direction. It just cleared a radio tower, of which there are several in the direction it was headed. The hum sound it emitted was neither a prop, or jet engine as I am familiar with both of these. I am a 38 year old music teacher, and have programmed sounds on synthesizers regularly, and relate it to a low modulating frequency with a slow sweeping resonance effect. I used up a little time trying to look for a camera, and decided to give up the search for one, and step outside to get a better look. By the time I was outdoors it took about 20 seconds to disappear over the northeastern neighborhood rooftops. The conditions that morning were overcast, and still dark out at 6:30 AM. Thanks to Kenny Young. ufo@FUSE.NET (Kenny Young)


ELM GROVE - on November 27, 2000, a Triangle shaped craft flying at 3,000 feet altitude, heading northeast was sighted at 10:30 PM by two witnesses. It had large with bright white lights on all 'ends' of triangle and bright smaller red light off-center of object. The husband was ex-military and familiar with various aircraft, but could not identify the object. The object had an extremely loud "droning" sound. The object was the size of a thumbnail at arm's length. He was in his office when he heard the craft and went on back porch to observe. There was an extraordinary amount of air-traffic that day with 'angel hair' falling for good part of day. My husband and I observed 10 similar triangle craft awhile back and reported same. Those craft, also same droning sound, same shape, altitude, and direction heading. The unusual "droning" is what first draws attention. Never heard similar sound associated with any type aircraft before. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SONORA -- On Saturday evening, December 9, 2000, Michael Hunter drove out into the rangeland to observe the International Space Station with its newly-installed 240-foot solar wings and the space shuttle Endeavor attached. The space station is now the third brightest object in the night sky. At 7:10 PM, Hunter reported, while watching the space shuttle that was moving east, "I noticed two objects moving at a high rate of speed, which took about two minutes to go from the southwest to the northeast." They looked like two very bright stars, only bright white lights. There was no navigation flashing lights like on airplanes. I also noticed they did not have a white trail behind them like the shuttle. I do not know their altitude, but they were much higher than the shuttle because they passed over the white trail that the shuttle left behind. "Thanks to: UFO Roundup Vol 5, #50 12/14/00 Editor: Joseph Trainor

Editor's Note: Jeff Challender reports that numerous UFOs have been video taped from the Shuttle Endeavor, STS 97 during the recent rendezvous with the International Space Station. It seems likely that whoever is piloting the UFOs are interested in the latest human activities in space. The UFOs have speed much greater than the space station or shuttle and often operate heading in the opposite direction of all manmade space objects.


YUKON -- Shelley Ritter MUFON field investigator reports, "On December 4, 2000, my friend and I went for a walk at 7:30 PM, when we noticed this huge, black solid triangular shaped craft." It was silently hovering over Yukon at 45 degrees above the horizon. On the back end of the craft was a pulsating red light that moved from right to left. We ran to my house to grab my binoculars to get a better look. We saw yellow, white, blue and green lights underneath of this craft, but I couldn't see how the lights were fixed because of distortion. It started heading east, so we jumped into my truck and drove to Czech Hall Road but it had disappeared from sight. It was the size of a city block square or larger. I have a sketch of what we saw that night. Thanks to Shelley Ritter


BRITISH COLUMBIA -- LT. Col Charles D. writes, "I had a very interesting incident involving a UFO while flying an F-102 in 1958." While on alert duty with the 318th in British Columbia, we scrambled to intercept two bogies on a 090 degree heading. While being vectored to the location, I observed a white light. I was flying on a 270 heading and the light was to my 1300 position. The light continued towards my aircraft. As it approached, I noticed the light had a fuselage body behind it. Just prior to the light hitting my aircraft it veered to the south. My partner also observed it. After identifying the two bogies as Canadian civilian aircraft, we returned to base. While positioning my aircraft for final approach, I again observed this white light directly ahead of me. I believe the runway we were using was 29 so that would have put the light at about the same heading. After landing, we were debriefed inside the Combat Alert Control (CAC). We were told that radar at Blaine Air Force Station also picked up this white light (object). I never did find out what it was. Thanks to Charles Candlelite100


STIRLING -- Andrew Hennessey writes that, "The best most convincing several hours of UFO camcorder footage was filmed by Brian Macphee just north of one of the worlds busiest UFO hotspots. Brian is an accomplished cameraman and filmed it all in broad daylight in good light and on digital video at its absolute best with various filters. The incredible footage which includes hours of irrefutable silver discs maneuvering in the skies. The video includes glowing orbs, and a detailed close up of a rod shaped UFO. The images are clear. There are several minutes footage of a massive glowing organic wriggling plasma ship. Angel hair vapor that remains a solid spiral suspended in the sky even after the vapor trails of passing jets have long dispersed. The three hour video will be called UFOs over Scotland. This is high resolution digital video in excellent light and weather, filmed by a steady hand. Thanks toAndrew Hennessey


On December 11, 2000, on at least nine RAF fighter jets were observed flying in a northerly direction over the Scottish capital at 2:30 PM. The fighters were at very high altitude emitting short length contrails that dissipated very rapidly. At this time, other 'contrails' or cloud formations were observed. The characteristics which made them so apparent were as follows: 1: The massive sheer size and scale of these formations as opposed to the jet fighter contrails. 2: The shape and pattern of these formations were absolutely dissimilar to any other cloud formation in the sky. 3: These unusual formations or contrails were observed to be at an angle of 90 degrees to the direction that the aircraft were traveling in. 4: These unusual formations were at a much lower altitude than the jet contrails, but higher than the low level normal type of cloud. It should be noted that the jet aircraft were not traveling in a group or in formation. These were observed traveling singularly at intermittent times of approximatly 5 minutes duration between observations. No other craft or objects were observed in the area during this entire period, which lasted for an hour. There are no details as to what happened with these formations, due to daylight rapidly dissolving into night. For comparison, the same area of sky was observed on December 12, 2000, and no abnormal activity was seen whatsoever. Conditions: Slight wind, clear skies, dry, scattered low clouds. Thanks to Michael


LODZ -- Tomasz Wierszaowicz writes that John while driving saw a UFO on December 1, 2000, not far from Warsaw in central Poland. The UFO was the shape of a cigar at about three kilometers distant. The large cigar was observed at sunset in a clear sky and no clouds. John could see the reflection of the sun on the object and could see that the object was in the shape of a cigar. He stopped his car to watch the object that did not appear to move. It stayed in the same position in the sky for an extended period. He also saw two white streams coming from the object towards the ground in a 'V' shape. The white streams sometimes were shorter sometimes longer. We expect more detailed information. Thanks to Tomasz Wierszaowicz in Poland.


SOUTHERN SKY - A group of southern astronomers have found three new planets orbiting stars similar to our sun. The three new planets are 150 light-years from Earth. They are the first to be found by the Anglo-Australian Telescope in Australia. One of the new planets is a gas giant, about the size of Jupiter. It is circling Epsilon Reticulum in the 'habitable region' of its parent star suggesting liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. The smallest of the newly discovered planets is an object called a "hot Jupiter" because it sits just six million kilometers from its parent star, HD179949 in the constellation Sagittarius. The planet, with a mass that's 84 per cent of our Jupiter, orbits the star in only three days. The third of the new planets is almost twice as massive as Jupiter and circles a star called mu Ara, in the constellation Altar. The discovery brings the total number of known exoplanets to over fifty.


I get numerous letters from peoplewho feel there is a connection between religion and UFOs. Here is a typical letter from Donna B who writes, "When I started "investigating" and consciously looking for UFO's I asked God to show me the way and keep me on the path of truth." I sight UFOs pretty regularly, and have made the statement in web postings that abductees could have control over their situation by simply saying no while invoking the name of Jesus Christ. I got a lot of laughter and debunking over that one, but several weeks ago, I sighted a UFO in the western sky, so thought I would try it myself. After watching it for a few minutes, I said (outloud) "Leave my sight and my atmosphere in the name of Jesus Christ." Immediately, it blinked out. Now my prayers are "How are the UFO phenomena connected to God?" No answers yet. But more and more I am leaning toward the belief that as human beings, we are part of two worlds -- both the 3D and dimensional world seen only in our peripheral vision, dreams, etc. and have been since the beginning of history. The only difference now is how perception has changed from belief in the "supernatural" to belief in scientific reality. In my opinion, now is the time for the two to merge into "supernatural reality". The physical evidence will come when the timing is right. Thanks to Donna B.

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