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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
April 10, 2001

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LARGE UFOS ARE BEING OBSERVED in Rhode Island, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, California, Washington, Chile and Italy. Huge unidentified flying objects are causing a hazard to the aviation public, its time to start examining the hundreds of UFO reports. In the past air traffic controllers report alleged false radar images and diverted commercial aircraft near Chicago. Several UFOs were spotted last week in air space near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport often advertised as the nations' busiest. It seems likely the radars are picking up the UFOs.

At this time of the year, it is appropriate to consider some amazing new discoveries that endorse statements made in the Bible. Your ancestors may not be primordal soup or apes as the Theory of Evolution claims. My mother always told me some people may be related to apes, but we are from a higher place and looked toward the heavens. Zecharia Sitchin the noted researcher and author of the Earth Chronicles explains why your forefathers came from a more complex higher life form.


Zecharia Sitchin writes, "In whose image was The Adam - the prototype of modern humans, Homo sapiens - created?" The Bible asserts that the Elohim said: "Let us fashion Adam in our image and after our likeness." But if one is to accept a tentative explanation for enigmatic genes that humans possess, offered when the deciphering of the human genome was announced in mid-February, the feat was decided upon by a group of bacteria! "Humbling" was the prevalent adjective used by the scientific teams and the media to describe the principal finding -- that the human genome contains not the anticipated 100,000 - 140,000 genes (the stretches of DNA that direct the production of amino-acids and proteins) but only some 30,000+ -- little more than double the 13,601 genes of a fruit fly and barely fifty percent more than the roundworm's 19,098. What a comedown from the pinnacle of the genomic Tree of Life! Moreover, there was hardly any uniqueness to the human genes. They are comparative to 99 percent of the chimpanzees, and 70 percent of the mouse. Human genes, with the same functions, were found to be identical to genes of other vertebrates, as well as invertebrates, plants, fungi, even yeast. The findings not only confirmed that there was one source of DNA for all life on Earth, but also enabled the scientists to trace the evolutionary process -- how more complex organisms evolved, genetically, from simpler ones, adopting at each stage the genes of a lower life form to create a more complex higher life form -- culminating with Homo sapiens. The "Head-scratching" Discovery It was here, in tracing the vertical evolutionary record contained in the human and the other analyzed genomes, that the scientists ran into an enigma.

The "head-scratching discovery by the public consortium," as Science termed it, was that the human genome contains 223 genes that do not have the required predecessors on the genomic evolutionary tree. How did Man acquire such a bunch of enigmatic genes? In the evolutionary progression from bacteria to invertebrates (such as the lineages of yeast, worms, flies or mustard weed -- which have been deciphered) to vertebrates (mice, chimpanzees) and finally modern humans, these 223 genes are completely missing in the invertebrate phase. Therefore, the scientists can explain their presence in the human genome by a "rather recent" (in evolutionary time scales) "probable horizontal transfer from bacteria." In other words: At a relatively recent time as Evolution goes, modern humans acquired an extra 223 genes not through gradual evolution, not vertically on the Tree of Life, but horizontally, as a sideways insertion of genetic material from bacteria... An Immense Difference Now, at first glance it would seem that 223 genes is no big deal. In fact, while every single gene makes a great difference to every individual, 223 genes make an immense difference to a species such as ours. The human genome is made up of about three billion neucleotides (the "letters" A-C-G-T which stand for the initials of the four nucleic acids that spell out all life on Earth); of them, just a little more than one percent are grouped into functioning genes (each gene consists of thousands of "letters").

The difference between one individual person and another amounts to about one "letter" in a thousand in the DNA "alphabet." The difference between Man and Chimpanzee is less than one percent as genes go; and one percent of 30,000 genes is 300. So, 223 genes is more than two-thirds of the difference between me, you and a chimpanzee! An analysis of the functions of these genes through the proteins that they spell out, conducted by the Public Consortium team and published in the journal Nature, shows that they include not only proteins involved in important physiological but also psychiatric functions. Moreover, they are responsible for important neurological enzymes that stem only from the mitochondrial portion of the DNA - the so-called "Eve" DNA that humankind inherited only through the mother-line, all the way back to a single "Eve." That finding alone raises doubt regarding that the "bacterial insertion" explanation.

Zecharia Sitchin states, "The Role of the Anunnaki Readers of my books must be smiling by now, for they know the answer." They know that the biblical verses dealing with the fashioning of The Adam are condensed renderings of much much more detailed Sumerian and Akkadian texts, found inscribed on clay tablets, in which the role of the Elohim in "Genesis" is performed by the Anunnaki - "Those Who From Heaven to Earth Came." As detailed in my books, beginning with The 12th Planet (1976) and even more so in Genesis Revisited and The Cosmic Code, the Anunnaki came to Earth some 450,000 years ago from the planet Nibiru - a member of our own solar system whose great orbit brings it to our part of the heavens once every 3,600 years. They came here in need of gold, with which to protect their dwindling atmosphere. Exhausted and in need of help in mining the gold, their chief scientist Enki suggested that they use their genetic knowledge to create the needed Primitive Workers. When the other leaders of the Anunnaki asked: How can you create a new being? He answered: "The being that we need already exists; all that we have to do is put our mark on it." The time was some 300,000 years ago. What he had in mind was to upgrade genetically the existing hominids, who were already on Earth through Evolution, by adding some of the genes of the more advanced Anunnaki. That the Anunnaki, who could already travel in space 450,000 years ago, possessed the genomic science (whose threshold we have now reached) is clear not only from the actual texts but also from numerous depictions in which the double-helix of the DNA is rendered as Entwined Serpents and often depicted in Sumarian drawings (a symbol still used for medicine and healing)

When the leaders of the Anunnaki approved the project (as echoed in the biblical "Let us fashion the Adam"), Enki with the help of Ninharsag, the Chief Medical Officer of the Anunnaki, embarked on a process of genetic engineering, by adding and combining genes of the Anunnaki with those of the already-existing hominids. When, after much trial and error breathtakingly described and recorded in antiquity, a "perfect model" was attained, Ninharsag held him up and shouted: "My hands have made it!" An ancient artist depicted the scene on a cylinder sea. And that, I suggest, is how we had come to possess the unique extra genes. It was in the image of the Anunnaki, not of bacteria, that Adam and Eve were fashioned. A Matter of Extreme Significance Unless further scientific research can establish, beyond any doubt, that the only possible source of the extra genes are indeed bacteria, and unless it is then also determined that the infection ("horizontal transfer") went from bacteria to Man and not from Man to bacteria, the only other available solution will be that offered by the Sumerian texts millennia ago. Until then, the enigmatic 223 alien genes will remain as an alternative - and as a corroboration by modern science of the Anunnaki and their genetic feats on Earth. Thanks to ZECHARIA SITCHIN (c) Z. Sitchin Reprinted with permission.


PORTSMOUTH - A chevron-shaped object was seen in the Rhode Island sky at night of the Vernal Equinox. The witness and her husband ,who works for local city government, were in the hottub in their backyard stargazing on March 20, 2001. The sky was very clear with a full blanket of stars at 7:30 PM. Local aircraft traffic was flying by but this was not like that traffic. For less than 30 seconds an object appeared, chevron or flying wing in shape, with six unblinking lights along the perimeter. From the witnesses' perspective, it appeared in the night sky to be a hand's breadth and length at arm's length. It moved swiftly and straight from the East-South-East to the North-North-West. Thanks to Peter Davenport National Reporting Center.


ONEIDA -- In early summer of 1972, I awoke around 1:00 AM with my room aglow from what I thought was a forest fire. Black airplanes and helicopters were silhouetted against the red-orange sky. I thought the planes were dropping flame-retardants on the pines. I watched for about 20 minutes, when a HUGE blimp-shaped object, bright red with orange tinge at the bottom, rose slowly and majestically above the pines. As it hovered I saw it was several acres big, as it overlapped the east and west borders of the pine grove. I was stunned and then realized I was watching a UFO. The planes and helicopters had disappeared. By now I was kneeling on my bed with my face plastered against my window in complete awe. After hovering for about three minutes, it suddenly shot upwards within a second it was gone. The pines leaned to the west as it left, as if huge wind was blowing them at once. Seeing that thing shook the perception of reality I had up to that time. I was too afraid to talk about it and had bad dreams about it for years. Thanks to Pat and Larry Clark and


VIRGILINA -- On January 21, 2001, a disc was observed at 2:15 PM by Susann and her friend who were driving back from getting a large roll of hay for their horses. They were driving south on Red Bank Road and saw a silver, disc-shaped UFO moving North. It was approximately 5,000 feet high. At first, they thought it may be a jet, but there were no contrails in the clear blue sky. They saw it moving North for about three seconds then it vanished after picking up speed and moving faster than a jet. They said if the sun would not have shined off of it they would not have seen it. This report was completed by Tom Ginther, VA MUFON.


DURHAM -- A very large Flying triangular object with two very bright lights on the front and a reddish looking light on the bottom center was observed on March 26, 2001. The witness reports, "As we approached an intersection at 9:35 P.M., we noticed two very bright lights up in the sky that looked like they were just hovering there. One of my kids finally asked me, "What is that?" The only thing I could think of was that maybe they had put up some kind of tower because I knew it wasn't an airplane. We continued to watch it just sitting there and then it began to move very slowly across the main roadway to the other side and began to hover again. As we got closer to where it was we looked up at it and noticed a strange triangular shape with a reddish light in the bottom of the center of it. It began moving again very slowly and then turned and moved back across the main roadway toward the side where we had first seen it. Then it suddenly just disappeared. We turned around to follow it thinking maybe it went down below the tree line, but it was gone. Then as we approached near the hospital, we looked over in the field and saw the two bright lights hovering there again. As we were observing, it began to move slowly away and downward when it suddenly disappeared again. We rode around near both places we had seen it but could not find it anymore. We never heard any type of sound coming from it. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


OCALA NATIONAL FOREST -- K. T. Frankovitch reports many strange occurrences in the forest where she lives. Goats have been found dead with rectum removed and blood drained. Twelve rabbits were also found dead by their owner drained of blood with two small puncture wounds on their neck. A baby calf was found in wandering in the forest without her mother many miles from any farm or cow. A horse was found dead near the top of a 15 foot Palmetto tree. There is no way for the horse to have jumped that high and it must have been air dropped to its position. UFOs, generally disc-shaped, have been seen regularly in the area. The local people call them space ships. The area is exceptionally dry and is ravaged by fires. Thanks to K.T. Frankovitch.


TAYLORVILLE -- It happened so fast, it made my house shake, and I looked out the window and saw a triangular-shaped object with lights on it. On March 22, 2001, at around 10:00 PM, I was in my bedroom on the computer and talking to my friends, having a good time. All of a sudden, I felt a sudden vibrant movement of the house. I quickly darted for the window. I looked out and saw a triangular-shaped object traveling in a straight line at what looked like 150 mph. This triangular object also had lights on the bottom of it and red lights along the back of it. It wasn't flat, it was three-dimensional. It made a huge roaring noise. Right when I lost sight of it, I could still see it, hovering, just sitting in mid-air. All I could see at this time were the lights though. And, all of a sudden, it vanished. This is definitely no plane, helicopter, military base test flight, or anything else normal. It is the weirdest thing I have ever seen in my life and I'm still shocked over it. We're located 200 miles south of Chicago.

CHICAGO -- At 8:00 PM Sunday night on March 25, 2001, I was observing the southern sky and something brought my attention to look slightly West and almost straight up. I live close to the Loop, and I saw a tight group of some kind of craft streaking northward. They were chevron-shaped and in at that moment in a tight, bunched-up formation. I ran across to the front of my house and yelled for my brother to look out the front door. He also saw the craft which now were changing positions amongst each other almost magically. The speed in which they traveled from the Southern to the Northern sky was incredible. I live by O'Hare Airport and I've seen airplanes before -- these were not airplanes! Just for good measure, I also noticed that, along Lake Michigan's shoreline, at least four batteries of searchlights began what appears to be a frantic search of the skies West over Chicago. I've seen promotional light shows and this didn't appear to be one due to the number of lighting batteries included in what seemed an aerial search. Crazy as it may sound, there are now straight-line looking clouds running East to West over to the South of Chicago. Are these chem-trails? After these craft were sighted, I'm a perplexed believer in what I saw. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

GRAYSLAKE -- Rick writes that on the night of April 8, 2001, I was driving back from my fiance's house down Route 83. About 11:15 PM, I saw a huge triangle shaped craft hovering over the landfill along the highway. As I came closer to the object it moved away from the dump. It didn't loop around like an airplane it actually moved sideways and hovered over the road about 100 feet high. I could tell very easily that it was triangle shaped with a bright light in the front and two at the rear points. The front light was a bright red and the other lights at the rear points were a strange green color. I was going to stop to look at it, but it flew off as I came closer. This situation was disturbing because I'm a photographer and this was one of the few times that I did not have my camera with me. The object was the size of a 747 aircraft. I just thought I should report this. Now keep in mind I'm not a quack and I'm also a major skeptic about UFO stories. However I'm not a skeptic anymore. Thanks to Rick and Whitley Strieber.

Editor's Note: This Flying Triangle was operating less than 25 miles from Chicago's, O'Hare Airport, one of the busiest in the world. Additionally it was operating at 100 feet over a well traveled highway. Other reports indicate these craft cause homes to shake probably due to their powerful propulsion systems. These craft are regularly picked up on the screens of O'Hare air traffic controllers forcing pilots to take sudden turns unnecessarily. Last year, Terminal Radar Approach Control Center in Elgin, Illinois has ordered pilots to avoid what appeared to be planes on their radar, potentially putting passengers at risk. The Chicago Sun Times called them false radar images, but I think they are UFOs.


VALENTINE -- The witness observed an extremely large cigar-shaped craft on March 26, 2001, that he estimates was at least 200 yards long. The UFO had two flashing lights on each end when he noticed it at 9:00 PM. The craft flew right above us, with two flashing lights at each end. It was slightly tilted and was moving fast. We were in an extremely dark part of town and the object was moving East. The UFO was sort of cigar-shaped; the lights were bright, flashing and white. The observers were a freshman in high school and an eighth-grade student. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


HOT SPRINGS -- I was at work pulling shopping carts inside on March 23, 2001, as my job requires, when an older gentleman said, "What the HELL!'" Concerned for customer safety, I looked around and saw the gentleman looking into the sky. I looked up also at 7:23 PM. About 500 feet in the air were eight crafts that appeared to be making high-speed ninety degree (90 degree) turns. The gentleman noticed me watching and asked me if I saw them too. I replied with a, "Yes sir!" and then proceeded to ask him, "What are they?'' He replied, "I don't know." We watched these acrobatic crafts for almost seven minutes before six of them shot off to the North at an astounding rate of speed. The other two craft just sat and hovered for a minute or so and then shot off the West just as fast as the six to the North did. I have seen aircraft like F-16's make turns but not as sharp or perfectly cornered as these craft seemed to be doing.

Editor's Note: Large mothership cigar shaped UFOs have been seen more often lately perhaps due to severe solar storms. Smaller disc craft are often seen leaving and entering these motherships.


DUBLIN - The witnesses reports he sees these craft almost every morning at 7:40 AM while waiting for the BART train. On March 31, 2001, he made his second report of this cigar-shaped object. It flies over every morning. In my first report the object was flying much lower and much slower. I called the FAA office at the Livermore Airport. Is it coincidental that the object now passes overhead at a much higher altitude so that it will go largely unobserved? It appears to be white, cigar-shaped, with no wings, no sound, no windows, nor anything that would make it resemble a known object. It flies from the Southwest to the Northeast or East.

LUCERNE VALLEY - Three hours later, two witnesses were traveling north down Mesa Road near Alemeda at 10:45 AM when they saw a similar white object that looked like a cigar. Both ends were pointy instead of rounded. This object traveled from East to West down the middle of the valley not far from the first sighting in Dublin. It was flying at about 500 feet and just glided silently by. It had no wings, tail, or exhaust. It was only about the size of a jet fighter and was traveling at about the same speed those planes cruise at. It was also very smooth looking. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


TROUT LAKE -- Six adult eyewitnesses and five children observed UFOs on April 8, 2001, at 9:42 P.M . Eastern. After a typically cold winter with snow, rain and cloudy skies, the skywatches have started again on the South side of Mt. Adams. Our first skywatch was spectacular when a large luminous light, turquoise in color, came in from the Southwest. It was a pulsing green energy field and looked about four times brighter than Venus. The witnesses are writing statements. As it crossed directly overhead, it threw off several, very large pulses of light which seemed to have a psychological calming effect on the people below. The object was filmed as it passed halfway through the sighting and expanded into what looked like infinity, disappearing in the camera, but to the naked eye it remained. These anomalies are not uncommon. The UFOs often show they have control over what is being filmed. They can even selectively block their appearance to individuals all standing in a row.

James Gilliland writes, "During our July 1st skywatch last year, a particular guest had a bad attitude. He shot 9 photos of a UFO going directly overhead. He was a professional photographer. The guests and myself had no problem filming the UFO, yet not one of his pictures came out that night. Clips of this event from two different camcorders are available on the UFO video we offer through our website." This supports our theory that the success of contact and documentation of that contact has everything to do with an open mind, loving heart and pure intent. Thanks to James Gilliland Self-Mastery Earth Institute,


CALAMA HILLS -- On April 4, 2001, an object, originally displaying considerable luminosity, was seen by at least five witnesses. The sighting occurred between 1:40 and 2:15 P.M., and had a duration of half an hour. According to Freddy L.A., and his father, René L.M., who were on their way back home, an intensely luminous object drew their attention: it was so bright that it hurt their eyes and kept them from making out any greater details. Freddy claims he has seen the light in that location several times. The light was compared to the brightness of a mirror reflecting the sun. Patricio V.T. and Jaime M.L were clearly able to see an oval, cream-colored object with an intense yellow-hued band around its central section. They estimated its size at 200 meters, adding that the object made constant triangular maneuvers. The object moved a high speed during these motions and shot straight up into the air, losing itself amid "a sort of cloud." Patricio V.T. claims having had the impression that this object engaged in such triangular maneuvers while it waited for, "a door in the skies," to open. As soon as said door opened, it passed through it. Thanks to La Estrella de Arica.


TRENTO -- On Sunday, March 18, 2001, three people saw, "a circular UFO hovering over Monte Paganella Mountain near the city of Trento." "One witness described the object as 'a spherical shape with a metallic sheen to it.' " Another said it, 'had one point of light moving around inside the sphere.' The same evening, at 8:39 PM, "a similar spherical UFO with an intense white spotlight, 'like a star of incredible dimensions,' " was seen by a witness in the city of Modena in northern Italy. On Wednesday, March 21, 2001, a family in the suburbs of Rome, "saw a flashing light at 8:15 PM that hovered for 15 minutes and then moved around the sky in an elliptical fashion.' The light then shot away at tremendous speed." Thanks to Gazzetta di Modena News for March 20, and Edoardo Russo e Centro Italiano di Studi Ufologici and UFO Roundup Joe Trainor Editor.


Tim Radford, science editor of The Guardian reports two British astronomers have counted up to 20, "free floating" planets, drifting in the constellation of Orion. They told the National Astronomy Meeting in Cambridge yesterday that they had identified the "signature" of water vapor in the infrared spectrum of faint points of light in the Orion nebula. This is a vast cloud of gas and dust 1,300 light years from Earth, but visible as the middle "star" in the sword of the constellation of Orion. Philip Lucas, of the University of Hertfordshire, and Patrick Roche, of the University of Oxford, told the meeting that the planets would be several times the mass of Jupiter, and would not circle around any parent star, but instead drift in space. Although huge by Earth standards, and inhospitable to life, they would be at surface temperatures of about 2,000C, cool enough for water to exist in their atmospheres. The guess is that the gaseous planets are hot because they have condensed from the gas cloud in the past million years or so. Thanks to the Guardian,3604,468070,00.html April 4, 2001.


David E. Twichell writes, "The ancient astronaut and Biblical UFO hypotheses are not new. However, no one seems to want to take the matter to the next logical step. If Ezekiel's, "wheel within a wheel," and Moses', "pillar of fire and cloud," were forerunners of today's UFOs, then the Star of Bethlehem and the brilliant cloud to which Jesus ascended must be treated in the same vein. When Biblical descriptions of anomalous aerial phenomena are overlaid on that of modern-day UFO reports, the picture seems to meld as one. Once the evidence has been presented, the reader is led to a conclusion that is at best convincing and at least thought provoking. Are you willing to risk having your world view shaken? Read the preface free at: To order your copy of THE UFO - JESUS CONNECTION, go to: Or Save the shipping charges and order your autographed copy by sending a check or money order for $13.95 (US) per copy to: David Twichell, P.O. Box 511, Trenton MI. 48183-0511

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