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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
December 25, 2000

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NORTH POLE -- Christmas Eve night there was a flurry of UFO reports describing a bright red nosed vehicle seen heading south from the North Pole. Relatively few UFO sightings have been reported throughout December. UFO aircrews seem to be on a holiday the last several weeks. The few sightings have come from New York, Florida, New Mexico, Mexico and England. We review letters from New Jersey and Australia about their insight into what is happening.

Many readers have sent Christmas cards and I wish to thank you all, and I hope you will consider this as Christmas card in return. May all the joys of the season bring you health and happiness throughout the New Year.


We celebrate Christmas throughout much of the world based on the birth of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. The logical question is what has this to do with UFOs? I suggest there is a connection. Carl Sagan in his book, " Intelligent Life in the Universe" indicated Earth had likely been visited by extraterrestrials. He states: "Sumer was an early--perhaps the first -civilization the contemporary sense on the planet Earth. It was founded in the forth millennium B.C. or earlier. We don't know where the Sumerians came from. I feel that if the Sumerian civilization is depicted by the descendents of the Sumerians themselves to be of non-human origin, the relevant legends should be examined carefully." (page 456) He goes on to ask, "What might an advanced extraterrestrial civilization want from us?"......He answere his own question by stating, "One of the primary motivations for the exploration of the New World was to convert the inhabitants to Christianity -- peacefully if possible -- forcefully if necessary. Can we exclude the possibility of an extraterrestrial evangelism?" (Page 463)

Few remember that Angels and their glowing craft had a key role in history of diverse nations. the Christmas story. Angels are celestial beings believed to be a messenger or mediator between God and humankind. In ancient Mesapotomia, ancient Greece, Judaism, Christianity and in Islam angels were sent as divine messengers to humans to instruct, inform, or command. An angel visited Mohammed and directed the introduction of Islam. Angels also function as heavenly warriors and as guardians. Many abductees claim healing, love and miracles from the angels. Angels are often called the Sons of God. In traditional Israelite thought, angels were assumed to have the form of human males, and as a consequence they were sometimes mistaken for men.

Billy Graham, the evangelical minister and the friend of US Presidents in his book, "Angels," makes the following surprising statements, "Some have speculated that UFOs could very well be a part of God's angelic host who preside over the physical affairs of universal creation. While we cannot assert such a view with certainty nothing can hide the fact that these unexplained events are occurring with greater frequency around the entire world. Some take the detailed descriptions of a highly credible airline crew and lay them alongside Ezekiel and put forth a strong case ---- such theories are now being given serious attention even by people who make no claim to believe in the God of the Bible. UFOs are astonishingly angel-like in some their reported appearances."

Most of the description of angels compares nicely with our available data of at least one group of the alien visitors. In Genesis, the first book of the Bible and Torah; angels are described as having bodies with parts such as hands, feet, eyes, head, voices, mouths, hair, faces and other human body parts. A few years ago, I had dinner with Zecharia Sitchin the best selling author of books called the "Earth Chronicles." He told me that Genesis is true and ought to be read as a historic and scientific document rather than just a religious one. He felt ancient civilizations are older and much more technically and scientifically oriented than we once believed. Ancient Sumerian texts as well as the Bible reveal the existence of angels or Anunnaki, 'Those who from Heaven to Earth Came.' He felt that only in recent years has modern science caught up with ancient scientific knowledge.

One interesting fact is that the Bible often mentions the angels in Glowing Metal craft. The Hebrew word 'hashmal' refers to glowing metal in the description of the divine glory and brightness and the appearance of fire from the craft. The descriptions of Ezekiel in the Bible (1:4, 8:2) clearly indicate brilliant highly polished glowing yellow like brass or electrum an alloy of silver and gold.

Throughout the Bible and Torah we are told that the angels were able to introduce life into old women and even virgins. For example, of Abraham at the age of ninety was barren. Part of God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah his barren 90 year old wife was to give them a son Isaac. The covenant also established circumcision as a sign that the Jewish people were part of God's people and in turn they would be blessed with numerous descendants, material wealth and spiritual prosperity. Some of these births that appeared supernatural may have been accomplished by advanced technology. John the Baptist was also born after the angel Gabriel appeared before Zechariah and his barren wife Elizabeth. Gabriel said," Do not be afraid Zechariah, your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord." (Luke 1:13-25) According to the testimony of modern-day abductees similar births are occurring today.

The immaculate conception of Mary almost certainly occurred just as the Bible states; "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35) The immaculate conception could be explained with the use of modern medical technology. The angel Gabriel could have artificially inseminated Mary so that she retained her virginity as the Bible indicates. Jesus would have been the result, and would in fact be the Son of God and the Son of Man (Mary).

The Living Bible states, these are the facts concerning the birth of Jesus Christ. "His mother Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph, her fiancé being a man of stern principle, decided to break the engagement and to do it quietly, as he did not want to disgrace her. As he lay awake considering this, he fell into a dream and saw an angel standing beside him. "Joseph son of David," the angel said, "don't hesitate to take Mary as your wife! For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a Son and you will name him Jesus (meaning 'Savior') for he will save his people from their sins. This will fulfills God's message through his prophets. Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She shall give birth to a Son, and he shall be called 'Emmanuel' (meaning God is with us)" When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel commanded, and brought Mary home to be his wife, but she remained a virgin until her Son was born, and Joseph named him 'Jesus'." (Matthew 1-18 to 25).

"That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly an angel appeared among them, and the landscape shone bright with the glory of the Lord. They were badly frightened, but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid! I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior-yes the Messiah, the Lord-has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will you recognize him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying in a manager! Suddenly the angel was joined by a vast host of others--armies of heaven-praising God: Glory to God in the highest heaven, they sang, "and peace on earth for all those pleasing him." When this great army of angels had returned again to heaven, the shepherds said to each other. "Come on! Let's go to Bethlehem! Let's see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. (Luke 2) The armies of heaven may describe UFOs that are often seen in large numbers.

The Bible states, "Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in Judea, during the reign of King Herod." At about that time some astrologers (wise men) from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 'Where is the new born King of the Jews?' for we have seen his star in far-off eastern lands, and have come to worship him." (Mathew-2.) It would be difficult to follow a star for many nights to a small town of Bethlehem. One possible explanation is that the wise men followed the light of a UFO. If you care to make the assumption that angels and extraterrestrials exist, perhaps they are the same.


MONTICELLO, SULLIVAN COUNTY -- On December 4, 2000, a large a triangular flying object was observed in the daytime sky with numerous bright lights. The object was sighted at 3:00 PM for about a minute. Cloud cover appeared to limit the sighting to a relatively short time. The object was 500 feet or less in altitude and appeared different from normal aircraft. Thanks to the MUFON Worldwide UFO Database.

BUFFALO -- Roger Hoeft III writes, "About July of 1998 at 11:00 PM, I was returning home from my job at a major trauma center and noticed slow moving lights in the sky." I live 15 miles due east of the city of Buffalo in a rural community. As I was turning down a road near my home I noticed slow moving lights in the sky to my right. They were coming from an extremely huge "ship" that floated over me. I had turned off my engine to my truck so that I could hear any sounds. There was a low hum coming from it. There were 3 or 4 white lights either on the edge or near the bottom. Although it was dark, there had been enough moon light for me to see the outline of this thing. It was at least 100 yards long, and 80 feet wide. It was about 200 to 250 feet in the air as it passed over head. I couldn't help but yell "wow" "this is it!! You've finally seen one!" I wanted to follow it, but by the time I turned, it was gone. The next day when I was back at work, and after I had gotten my officers out to their respective posts, I turned to my friend and said, "Dave, you won't believe what I saw!"-- and he said, "Wait until I tell you what I saw!" He proceeded to describe the same UFO to me. He lives ten miles due north of me, and was driving home at about the same time and we apparently saw the same craft. Last month, the Discovery Channel ran a story on "UFOs over Illinois." This is what we saw! Thanks to Roger Hoeft and Dave Marracino


ORLANDO -- On December 9, 2000, a 49 year old manager stepped outside to let his dogs out and spotted two bright star like objects moving together from the southwest to the northeast. It was a very clear night with an almost a full moon in the eastern sky. The witness reports he saw two star like objects moving across the sky and ran inside to grab his binoculars to look up at them. It still looked like stars moving. The light from them was extremely bright. One was right behind the other. (Example ' ' ) They disappeared behind some tall trees and that was the last I saw of them at 16:32 hours. It lasted about three minutes in total time seen. The objects were glowing brightly and were last sighted in the northeast. Thanks to the MUFON Worldwide UFO Database


CARLSBAD -- On December 9, 2000, we saw two brightly lit objects take off in the east. We were just getting home at 6:00 PM and my husband was unloading the truck. I turned and looked to the east at the moon. I saw what appeared to be 4 stars in a row above the moon. I thought that was interesting so I watched and told my husband to look. As I was pointing out the stars to my husband, suddenly two of them began to move. They accelerated so rapidly that within 2 or 3 seconds, they were completely gone. The objects took off flying in a straight path. There was no noise, they were just gone. We were both elated at seeing these UFOs. Thanks to the MUFON Worldwide UFO Database.


ROSWELL -- Researcher Fred Wilcox called to tell me that he was in the Army Air Force for 21 months in World War II. He worked at Roswell Air Force Base in 1948 as a civilian. He met Walter Haut who had been the Public Relations Officer at Roswell Air Base and announced the crash of a flying saucer to the press in 1947. Walter became friendly with mutual friend in 1955, who claimed Walter Haut told her that he had been in charge of the first crash site and saw the bodies. The wreck of the craft was in tact, and the 30 feet in diameter craft was taken to Roswell. Apparently, Walter Haut has told others this story through the years, but only after getting to know them exceptionally well. At least one other person who is still alive was also told Walter's story in the early 50s. Later this person also told Fred Wilcox about Walter's first hand observation of the crash site. Walter had been warned to keep his mouth shut and was very careful in telling only trusted friends. Fred Wilcox claims the New Mexico State Police also had a picture of the crash site and likely helped escort the craft back to Roswell. Later the craft was transported to Wright Field aboard a railroad train. Fred believes the craft had been flying out of a secret base near Orogrande, New Mexico since 1941. Thanks to Fred Wilcox of Amalogordo, New Mexico.


MEXICO CITY -- Francisco Trujillo of the NTX Mexican News agency contacted me to determine MUFON's opinion of a photograph taken on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, by a professional photographer Alfonso Reyes of Notimex. Reyes has taken a remarkable photograph of a brightly lit object racing toward the Popocatepetl Volcano near Mexico City. He was capturing the awakening and explosive eruption of the volcano that is in the background of the photo. Reyes claims he did not see the object while shooting the volcanic eruption at 6:10 AM. The object was not observed until after the picture was developed. The photo is a 20 second time exposure taken with a 24 MM lens. The time exposure accounts for the streak that reveals the object's trajectory that appears to descend towards the volcano. It is difficult to discern if the object is moving toward or away from the camera or how it came to be in the film. Popocatepetl means " Smoking Mountain" and the volcano started new eruptions the previous day. The object may be the result of Earth Lights; volcanic related earthquakes, pyro plastic flows, or plasmas caused by titanic earth stresses. Of course the object may be simply a UFO and detailed analysis is under way. Volcanologists have been concerned that the volcano may explode, but shortly after the photo was taken the volcano mysteriously stopped its eruptions.

Many UFOs have been seen and photographed in the area in the past. For example, on June 29, 1999, the surveillance camera of the CENAPRED, the government agency for disasters prevention was monitoring Popocatepetl taking time lapse photos at intervals. A disk shaped dark object was photographed near the volcano crater emerging from the smoke clouds at 1:20 PM. Other photos and video of UFOs have been seen. UFOs seem to have a strange fascination with volcanoes so if the eruptions continue there are likely to be more photos and video. Now Popocatepetl does not appear dangerous but chances for good UFO photos continue. Thanks to Francisco Trujillo 972-907-0123 or The photo can be seen at NTX web site at


Damian B writes, "It is my intention to write what I know to be the truth about the conception of the Cosmos and the particular position with which humans have been given domain." The human race is but a small part in the cosmological spectrum. As a germ is part of the ecosphere, humans are a link in a chain of special and sociological developments throughout the known universe. Earth, and our solar system is an engineered environment. The system was in fact fine tuned by physical manipulation of the planets and other local heavenly bodies. The mathematical complexity behind designing the star map that encompasses life is but one description of omniscient. The subtle and not so subtle gravitational pulls, and elliptical orbits are so interdependent yet so tangible, to presume that they are whimsical is an aberration to all sentient creatures. Humans, as a species, are just reaching the level of skill and knowing to conceptualize and analyze life forms other than their own. The human has only been able to examine life forms lower and equal to it.

It is just now that humans are capable of conceptualizing the eternal truths of the Cosmos. To new races, {especially young races} the conceptualization of the Cosmic Truths must wait until a majority of the species accepts, and represents that acceptance, and examples that acceptance, in a majority of it's members. It is "Counter productive and Discouraged" to reveal the truths as an intentional catalyst to the Revelations process. Reason being, the negative reaction of pre exposure causes a reactionary slowing to the entire process. What does that really mean? I'll use this analogy. To tell the truth is supreme and has positive benefits, UNLESS! The teller of the truth KNOWS that it will "not be believed" and therefore he becomes a harbinger of doubt. {Sufferage of Cassandra} In the Above case SILENCE, was the only possible chance for the truth to root. When any planetary race is developed enough to see, contact, and interfere with other species of life, it then, and only then, is "Primed" to the appropriate level. A level where acceptance is past. It is accepted that the readers of this will have a pre disposition to "Believe" based on the cumulative experiences and a unique form of psycho social bonding. It is this exact "Early Adapter" that will be compelled into activism.

There is no "reasonable" human alive that will not or can not accept the Cosmic Truths. Those that have the power to ignore these Cosmic Truths are the disparitors of the omniscient designer of the star systems that support galactic life. Make no mistake. Among the Humans are a race of deniers trained to deny the truth of life and love itself. They are the enemy of the Cosmos itself. It is within all who read this to compel all but the ignorant to acceptance of the inevitable accommodation of inter galactic life here on Earth. It is possible for each and every one of you who read this to deliver the evidence and argument to sustain the belief of extraterrestrial life, and the inevitable intervention of those life forms. Consider this, an appropriate iron filing will be compelled into a magnet that passes within its field. If the filing doesn't react to the field it isn't iron. Consider this: If the Human does not accept the "Cosmic Truth" then it isn't a Human. If it is not a Human what might it be? I might be an unknowing or knowing enemy of creation. A simple ingredient to a complex biochemical composition called humanity. These individuals act as a catalyst to the overall development process. They oppress, and consequently strengthen the human. Such oppression inspires the oppressed to throw off their burdens and shake loose the entrappings of ignorance. That day has passed for the majority of the inhabitants of this planet. Thanks to


WELLINGTON -- American scientists may not be able to take rocks from Mars until at least 2008, but New Zealand researchers have already produced the first vegetable plants grown in Martian soil. Lincoln University scientists have grown potato and asparagus plants in extracts from the Martian meteorite Dar al Gani, found in the Sahara Desert in 1998. They also tried composite soils manufactured to the same chemical mix as Mars dirt. The plants were grown to several millimeters, with size and color varying with the soil source. Soil fertility indicators showed the Mars Murchison Meteorite material was comparable to Earth's soil. All the meteorites showed nutrient effects and the Mars meteorite and composites provided minerals, especially phosphate. The work was done by research professor of chemistry Michael Mautner and plant physiologist Professor Tony Conner, both of the Lincoln University and David Deamer, a biophysicist at the University of California. The scientists tested the biology and fertility of extraterrestrial soils. Dr. Mautner said, "If we build colonies in space, we will have to grow plants for food, so obviously we need to know the soil can support future human expansion in the solar system."

Scientists might eventually be able to plant some forms of life throughout the galaxy, seeding distant planets to test if they could support life. The Lincoln University experiments have shown that materials from interplanetary dust, meteorites and comets could have helped trigger life on Earth. The Murchison meteorite were found to form sacs similar to cell membranes and rich solutions in meteorite pores, and could have assisted the formation of the first microbes. The scientists have theorized that once present, the meteorite solutions could then have provided the first microorganisms with nutrients until they adapted to the host planet. Similar materials may support the growth of microorganisms in asteroids and comets, if transported there by natural processes or by directed panspermia. Panspermia is a scientific theory that life has been seeded through the universe, partly based on the capacity for comets made of water ice, to carry organic compounds, and even whole cells such as bacterial life across galaxies and protect it from radiation damage along the way. Thanks to Louise A. Lowry, NZPA|Published: Wednesday 12/20/00

Editor's Note: The Bible claims that God created the Earth and brought plants, seeds, trees and herbs just as these scientists are proposing.


Barry Taylor writes, "It all started on Sunday evening November 19, 2000. I had just returned to my home town after visiting my very ill Father. I heard a rescue helicopter approaching that brings in seriously ill patients. My friend and I went outside to watch the helicopter pass almost directly overhead at 8:00 PM and land on the helipad at the Hospital only 150 meters away. Its powerful spot light was beaming down illuminating the ground. My attention was suddenly drawn by something that quickly flew away towards our direction from above the rotor blades. The object was a "UFO disc" 2 feet wide and 9 inches high. The disc was a self illuminated fuzzy dull yellow color and flew quickly and silently towards the northeast at an altitude of 150 feet, only 35 meters from us. During the 7-8 second observation the object did not flap wings as would a bird, and accelerated away without any movement within itself. The 'copter was probably transporting a seriously ill patient. If this was the case, than what I watched fly away could have been an Angel carrying a patient's Soul to Heaven.

Please note: I usually do not pursue the religious aspects of these illuminations. These mystery UFOs have been associated with people seriously ill and nearing death. It was not until the following events occurred, that I now seriously believe that what I have observed are indeed "Angels of Mercy." On the 28th of November I was called to come quickly for my Father was now gravely ill. Morphine had now been administered to neutralize his pain. We were expecting the end at any moment now. My Mother and I began a bedside 24 hour vigil to be with him. Wednesday evening around 8:30 PM, I rang my daughter from the Hospital car park on my mobile phone to inform her of her Grandfathers serious condition. Just as we were saying good-bye, my daughter began to cry. We hung up the phone. I was overcome by a moment of grief and a heavy heart. I quickly recovered for I had to be strong for my Mother. I looked up into the dark clear night sky and I noticed a very bright star like object as bright as Venus. It was very low on the horizon and slowly moving to the north. It continued moving and maintained its brightness. It began moving behind trees in front of me, so I walked further up the car park to find a gap between the trees and continued watching it. It slowly faded out to where a small object was seen, faded and it was gone. It seemed to be 3 or 4 miles away. I have seen and video taped similar illuminations during UFO activity in 1998 and 1999.

But there was no UFO activity now, and has not been for some time. But I considered that it was a UFO because of the nature and brightness of the light and the low altitude. I have seen thousands of satellites and 'Iridium Flares', but this was different. Around midnight of that night my Mother and I were in the private hospital room with my Father sitting beside his bed. Mum said, 'What was that?" When I asked what was the matter, she described a bright silver white light that had quickly flown past the window. I saw nothing. From our sitting position beside the bed, the large trees around 20 feet from the window reached almost half way up the four foot window. The light that Mum described was about one foot from the window base and nine feet from the window and moving from right to left. I thought nothing more of it. When I heard a car drive past, I looked for reflection in the window from its headlights, but there were none. A car that drove into the car park only lit up the tree top itself and did not reflect on or into the window. About 10 minutes later Mum said, "I just saw another one of those lights." This time it had flown left to right. I got up out of the chair and looked around outside. No cars or aircraft were seen. Nothing that could explain what Mum had now seen on two occasions. She insisted they were there, and just outside the window between the trees and window. Now inquisitive to what was happening outside the window, I had an eye on any movement.

What I saw for myself, has changed my thoughts forever. I cannot find the words to fully describe the beauty or the personal effect that the object that I witnessed has had upon me. But I will give you the basic description. I turned my head and looked out the window just in time to see a beautiful self illuminated object. It was only 6-8 feet from the window, even less. It was a beautiful Golden Yellow color that radiated brightly. The brightness was self contained, not radiating outward like a normal bright light. Its outline was sharp, and I could clearly see the shape. It was about 2 feet long and 10 inches high, rectangular with slightly rounded ends. It quickly sped off to the right but I observed it just long enough to have the image of it imprinted on my mind forever. My immediate thoughts were, "Angel of Mercy." And I am convinced that that is what it was when you take into account the full circumstances surrounding these events. My Mother later described the bright illuminations that she had seen twice as rectangular white objects about half the size of the Golden described above. The nature of the illumination the same. My Father passed away peacefully at 2:00 AM on the Thursday. We had spent quality time with him, said our good-byes and observed his "Glowing Angelic Face" at the end. We know where he is and who is looking after him. We consider ourselves very lucky under the circumstances, to have experienced such a wonderful ending for him. There IS a God. There IS a Heaven. There ARE Angels. Our Prayers ARE heard and we will meet again. Love you Dad. Your Son Barry. Thanks to Australia's Barry Taylor

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