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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 15, 2001

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UFOs REPORTED OVER US AND ENGLAND. UFOs observed over New York, Michigan, California, Washington, and England.


Dr. Greer and a dedicated unpaid staff have made a mighty first step towards the validation of UFOs and alien life forms. I consider it an honor to have participated with twenty former government employees who staked their reputations on the UFO concepts they expounded. Each of us had only a few minutes to describe what we knew about UFOs. Many had excellent evidence in their procession including FAA tapes and government documentation. I had an opportunity to talk to most of the witnesses and staff at great length. They are some of the finest and most knowledgeable people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Their information on UFOs far surpasses most other Ufologists. Dr. Steven Greer should be congratulated for finding these insiders and organizing the Disclosure Project. The press conference held at the National Press Club on May 9th was excellent. I talked with several reporters afterwards who were very impressed. They had never seen so many cameras and reporters at a press conference, at least not since President Reagan was there over twenty years ago. Furthermore, the two hundred reporters stayed for hours applauding until the very end. I was told that at most press conferences the reporters leave in a few minutes. I could see a major shift in their mindset as one after another the witnesses testified. I felt many debunkers changed their minds about the reality of UFOs. They indicated it would be tough to get their editors to publish this material but they had a new respect for the subject. Judging by the questions and interest I personally received from the Dateline, Mexican TV, and BCC, the UFO Disclosure is gaining powerful allies. Let us be realistic, it is not easy to change the minds and the inherent paradigm shattering implications of this information. These very skeptical reporters were amazed to see credible proof of ETs and UFOs. We made valiant efforts after the press conference to reach every Senator and Representative in Congress. The congressmen are concerned about their jobs and it will be interesting to see if even one has the patriotism and courage of Gerald Ford who requested hearings as a congressman in 1966.

The Disclosure Project would likely have reached a much greater audience if the FBI had not released information that thousands of critical files in the Timothy McVeigh case had not been disclosed to his lawyers. It seems rather strange that all this "missing" data concerning the Oklahoma City case had suddenly been found and was released at the most critical time when the Disclosure Project was ready to hit the headlines. Most people assume it is a foregone conclusion that McVeigh will still be executed. The only purpose can be to prolong his execution in order to control the content of all the major media. McVeigh claims the bombing was the result of FBI action at Waco. He is not contesting his execution, but the Internet is full of stories indicating Iraqi involvement in the bombing.

The Disclosure Project has fired its first cannon shot heard around the world by an estimated billion people. The main goal was not designed to reveal any "smoking gun" evidence, at this time but to request immunity for other witnesses and to obtain Congressional hearings. This is a major first step. I encourage all UFO organizations to hold similar press briefings, call radio talk shows, and contact their Congressmen. For information on the testimony and other events to follow, go to:


Steve Markle writes, "Thanks for your appearance at the Disclosure Project events in DC, along with your continued commitment in this area!" As a helicopter rescue aircrew man and antisubmarine warfare operator in the Navy (SECRET clearance), I too can attest to having seen something mighty strange out in the Indian Ocean one night in the mid 70's, along with several other individuals on my ship, the USS Fanning! We saw a bright object, undulating and flickering with colors. It was stationary for 30 minutes. We witnessed several coronal discharges from object that floated down toward ocean surface. It was much like footage of recent events in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Within moments of final coronal discharge, the object left its location at a very high rate of speed up and out of the atmosphere! The departure of object created a streak of light effect much like the computer mouse comparison! Frankly we were all stunned and in shock at what we'd just seen! My shipmates in our air detachment (HSL-35, Det.1) just looked at one another and simultaneously asked out loud "WHAT in the HELL was THAT? From that time on, I was convinced of UFO's were ET craft! If that was one of ours, we clearly conquered antigravidics in the 60's or 70's!! I too, would be willing to testify as to what I saw that evening. Thank you for your continued efforts, your courage, and your patriotism! Thanks to Steve Markle, (Markle)


According to the management of, which was airing the web cast of the Disclosure Project press conference, they were hit with sophisticated jamming. They had never experience anything like it in the hundreds of web casts they had conducted in the past. It was not hacking and it was not bandwidth problems. Although the web cast was down for about 10 to 15% of the time over 250,000 people saw the web cast of the press conference.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Disclosure Project - whose legislative agenda includes open hearings, and a comprehensive plan for cooperative, peaceful space development, continues meeting with Members of Congress. If you support these goals, please begin contacting your US Senators and your Congressperson urging them to support Open Hearings on the Disclosure agenda. The Disclosure Team has met with over two dozen senate and house members and staff with witnesses present. I personally met with three congressional staffs and one Congressman. I ask that you write your 2 senators and their house representative and ask for immediate open hearings on the UFO matter. Political constituency pressure does work! You can find the name, phone, fax, and email address of your two Senators and your Congressperson at: Petition forms, Congressional addresses, etc. can be found at:


TICONDEROGA -- Investigator John Thompson writes, "I got a call from the NY witness who video taped a UFO in July 1998." He says that he saw the same UFO again on Thursday, May 11, 2001, and almost videotaped it but his battery was dead. It was a daylight sighing again and he says he saw the exact same object. This UFO is also the same UFO that was photographed in LaGrange, GA in Feb. 1997. The New York witness says he reported this all to Jim B., MUFON NY State Director. Thanks to John Thompson.

RUSSELL PARK -- Paul M. Davis writes my friends and I have been going to the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York near Ilion. Year after year we saw flying saucers in the night sky. They performed incredible flight performances, step maneuvers, hovering motionless then shooting from east to west in a split second. I believe they were under intelligent control because they were able to perform hot rod like movements and avoid each other in unison. These are not just lights in the sky, but metallic objects that seem to emit some kind of plasma trail. I suspect that that is the reason why they look fuzzy in photographs. My friends and I had experienced seeing strange lights in the woods, very bright, and orangish in color.

We walked through strange hot and cold force field like pockets of air. It would go from 70 degrees at night to be instant of approximately 30 degrees below zero then walking out of the zone to encounter the next patch of air that was over 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I bent down to tie my boots and noticed strange footprints in the mud that seemed to start and stop as if this thing was beamed up or picked up from that spot. I used my flashlight to examine the print. I am familiar with most animal foot and paw prints as well as humans boots, sneakers, or shoes. This was not like any of those prints. The prints were from an animal that must have been bipedal as it had a curve or horizontal instep to it. It also had three toes and no pattern name or sneaker tread on the bottom of the print. I came back the next day after it had rained. The prints were all damaged except for one. I got a shovel and a box and tried to transplant the entire foot print, feeling that this was better then copying it with plaster or fiberglass resin. The print was so water logged that it fell apart as I tried to transfer it to the box. I was very disappointed that I did not get the print. At least it would have been some sort of proof.

The biggest mistake began when my cousin Israel DuPont and I went into the park one night with our flashlights to poke around looking for more alien footprints. We found nothing. We approached a soccer field near some giant water tanks near the main road. We were again confronted with flying disks in the night sky flying about erratically. We decided to sit down and watch the show. A few minutes passed. I noted that my watch read 2:00 AM. We were to be picked up within the next half hour. We sat across from each other and began to talk. A few moments later my cousin Israel said, "What's that over your head?" I flashed my flashlight up above my head in a signal like motion. The next thing we recall is coming to slowly in great muscular and nerve pain. I tried to focus my eyes. Some type of blinding white light had attacked us. I could hear my cousin moaning in pain. He was as stunned as I was. I called out to him. "What was that?" and looked at my watch and 20 minutes had passed. We ran through the woods and barely caught our ride 2:30 AM ride. (To be continued) Thanks to Paul M. Davis and MUFON HQ.


ACME -- Stan Gordon writes he has investigated a UFO sighting that occurred on April, 4, 2001, in a rural area of Westmoreland County. I interviewed the witness the day after the sighting, and have obtained additional information. The witness and her husband were watching TV when her husband saw a light in the woods behind the house, which appeared low to the ground. The wife went into the living room, and opened up the sliding doors. Within seconds, a very large diamond shaped object appeared from directly over the house, and continued to move over the trees in the back woods. The object moved fast and in a steady manner, as it passed only about 150 feet overhead. The object was seen for only about 8 seconds, when it suddenly seemed to vanish just above the trees. The object was observed from underneath, and was described as a large solid diamond shaped object, which made a humming sound as it passed overhead. Non-blinking white lights were at each corner with a red light in the bottom center of the object.

Immediately after the sighting, the couple drove towards the location where the object disappeared but saw nothing. The witness reported feeling very nervous and could not sleep well for a couple of days. The couple had been feeding raccoons every night for a month before this event, but they failed to show the night of the sighting. The day of the sighting was the first evening that the animals did not show up, but they returned the next night. UFO sightings continue to be reported across Pennsylvania. UFO Hotline: 724-838-7768


UPPER PENINSULA -- Several weeks ago, with the aid of 8x40 binoculars my wife, daughter, and I observed an aircraft flying over our home. The aircraft is strikingly similar to the third one from the left at the top of the page in the Black Aircraft section of your site The aircraft was flying at an altitude of about 30,000 feet and emitting two contrails parallel to each other. The tail-section of the aircraft is of unconventional design. The fuselage's color is a light brown to tan color. I was a weather observer and forecasters assistant for the Air Force for six years and have served in the Army National Guard. The celestial dome was nearly four-tenths covered by cumulus at the low and middle echelons during this early afternoon sighting. The craft was traveling from south to north, and along an airway used by our commercial airliners. We can't see the tail-section of the aircraft you have pictured in the Black Aircraft section of your site. But, from what we can see right now -- it matches the aircraft we saw during its flyover, exactly. The tail-section of the craft didn't appear to have any horizontal stabilizers. It did have somewhat defined vertical pitch at the hindmost or aft section. My 17 year-old daughter commented, "It looks like a rocket." The craft was cruising at normal airliner speed. Thanks to Randy Braun,

JACKSON -- On April 27, 2001, I noticed a contrail being made in the northern sky at about 8:10 PM. The object making the trail was moving extremely fast. Three or four times as fast as a jet plane and at an altitude (guessing) of maybe 20 to 25,000 feet, It was going south when it made a 180 degree turn within 3 seconds, still leaving a trail. Then about 5 seconds after it turned around the craft disappeared. I kept looking for about a minute or so and saw the object again, (no trail) going west then east then west again, all in a span of ten or fifteen seconds. It then disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director


TROUT LAKE -- On May 9, 2001, John and Kim Novak, wrote that James Gilliland, another adult witness and I saw a large, very slow moving triangle fly nearly over head. The craft was first spotted right underneath the Big Dipper and headed in a southwest direction at a very slow rate of speed until it disappeared above the trees at 10:20 PM. There was absolutely no sound. I extended my hand out several times to gauge the size of it and I was able to just about cover it's size with my fist. The entire length of time it was in my view was 4-5 minutes. Either this was three independent lights each about the size of an average star in the sky traveling in an absolutely perfect triangular pattern, or it was one very large triangular shaped object with a light at each point.

We tend to think it was one object based on the fact that it appeared to be tipping on it's side several times. All the lights moved exactly the way a large triangular object with a light on each point would making a maneuver like this. Someone inside the house turned on all the lights right when James got the video camera on it. So he had to pick up the camera and run to a shaded spot. He wasn't able to see the triangle through the viewfinder, but just pointing the camera at it zooming in and out hoping for the best. He was able to get a few shots of it. Another note of interest in this sighting is that Kim and I had our 3 year old son out skywatching with us for the first time. We asked him to show us where the spaceships were. He pointed right to the area where the triangle was first spotted less than two minutes before it appeared. Thanks to John Novak webmaster UFO Reports and Info Hotline: (206) 528-5527


ALPINE -- On April 27, 2001, at about 11:00 PM I saw the strangest thing while looking at the night sky. At first I thought I saw a shooting star but the light didn't fade out nor move in a downward motion. It flew in a horizontal movement across the sky. Then I realized I'm looking at lit up side or a reflecting side or edge of an object. My next reaction was that I must have been seeing an owl gliding across the night sky trying to rationalize this when I immediately realized this is no owl. I could make out the sides of a 3-sided object dark as the night sky itself but the sides were just barely visible. I felt that rather then looking at just a dark object not lit up that I felt it was camouflaged to the night sky. I don't know how to explain that but that's a feeling that went through me. My reaction in a split second was "how sneaky this thing is." I want to say it was not lit, it seemed as black and void as the night sky, but I was able to make out the 3 sides. I'm not sure if it was reflections or actual lights very dim that shown its form, but I could make out its shape. No doubt though at what I was seeing even as quick as it was I was able to get a clear view and take it all in. It had a three sided guitar pick shape. When it passed in front of the stars the shape was easy to discern as it headed east. When it was out of sight I even thought to hold my hand out in the sky to try to judge the size it took up in the sky. When I held my hand out I would say that it was the size of half of my hand size. This object was flying at the height that helicopters from Miramar Base fly. There was no sound and it moved at a tremendous speed. It flew directly over my head and disappear past the mountains in the east 10 miles away in 5 seconds. ((Peter Davenport says he spoke with this witness at length, and we found him to be exceptionally eloquent, lucid. He provided a digital image at NUFORC

SANTA BARBARA -- On May 14, 2001, I got up before dawn to go out to my car parked on Alta Vista Road. At 4:30 AM, it was perfectly quiet and still outside and I scanned the sky as I always do for UFOs. and I have done so the past nine years with no results until today. I was facing northeast, then looked up and just overhead and to my right I saw a lumious spheroid shape, moderately bright, white and yellowish-tinged, passing in a straight line from the Santa Barbara Channel in the southeast, to the northeast towards Bakersfield. It travelled in what seemed to be a course crossing directly over the southern end of town. At first I had to eliminate other possibilities: airplane, satellite, meteorite, space station, etc. I felt that it was too low to be in space and it was silent, so it couldn't be a plane of any kind. Also the light itself was too round and uniform in shape, and too yellowish in luminescence, from the point when it was over my right shoulder to the time I watched it disappear over the horizon of the mountains. A conventional space vehicle or satellite would show bright white and gradually either brighten or dim out as it crossed the terminator. This did neither. This thing was just too big and yellow anyway and did not change much in luminosity. It was just too big to be either a marker light or a landing light of any kind and it was not on any established airways. I estimate that it was at 30,000 feet give or take a few thousand and the light was easily the size of an airliner. I also rule out any natural phenomena such as meteors. There was no flaming tail and no streaking. It was just not that fast either. It cruised along at a fairly brisk pace which I would estimate at a up to 300 hundred miles per hour. But it was high enough for me to watch it for at least two minutes. I noticed no fluctuations in its course, but it did seem to fluctuate in speed and altitude slightly. I am extremely careful about such things and this is my first report in nine years of sky-watching. I feel I have a good sense of such objects from being a private pilot and having spent four years in the Air Force. I have never seen anything like it after nine years of deliberate skywatching. Thanks to Don Robertso and Paul Walker


NORWICH -- On April 26, 2001, a silver dome shaped UFO with a flat base was observed flying over Norfolk County in the Eastern most area of England. The object changed shape at 6:45 PM. It glided slowly over changing shape into a teardrop the speeded up as it was leaving. It was quite low and close, but there were no details on its surface. Thanks to


Jeff Chalender writes, "Last week, something wonderful happened in the world of spaceflight. For the first time ever, a civilian who is not in the employ of any space agency bought a ride on a spaceship. His name is Dennis Tito, 60 years old, a self made millionaire, and former NASA employee. He spent a quiet week aboard the International Space Station, peering out the windows, taking snapshots, listening to opera CDs, and helping the crew where he could. His son Michael Tito said, "Africa is his favorite continent with it's spectacular red and brown hues. What a thrill! Who wouldn't want to do this? My father is pursuing his dream. He's obviously having the experience of his life. He's sitting up there, looking out the port hole, listening to opera music, and getting his money's worth." In spite of disparaging comments on the whole thing, and a negative attitude by NASA officials, Tito's Russian shipmates, Commander Talgat Musabayev, and Flight Engineer Yuri Barurin, who flew with him from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard the Soyuz TM-32, were satisfied that he is a good spaceman. " is no nuisance, in fact, he is trying to help us. We have to explain to him some things which cannot be learned on Earth as we would do to any other novice Cosmonaut. But basically has dealt smoothly with both crews." Said Musabayev.

NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin said last week:The current situation has put an incredible stress on the men and women of NASA. They are dedicated to safety, and Mr. Tito does not realize the efforts of thousands of people in the United States and Russia that are working to protect his safety and the safety of everyone else, taking extraordinary means." NASA official Thomas Stafford, who flew in the Gemini progrzm in the 1960s had this to say: "There is no question this will have an impact on the activities up there. It should be made clear to Mr. Tito that his activities are limited to the Russian modules, due to his lack of adequate training on the US modules. It is unfortunate that NASA must now take risk-mitigating actions that will affect the productivity of the ISS Expedition. Mr Tito, however, was denied training on the US part of the NASA. Mr. Tito has had eight full months of rigorous Cosmonaut training in Russia that should not to be taken lightly. Speaking in his own defense, Mr. Tito said last week's triple computer failure had caused a slow down of the pace of work being done. He also pointed out that the US modules were at least 330 feet away from where he was staying in the Service, or Zvezda module. He expressed his disbelief that his presence was interfering with the station program. He even helped out in the galley, preparing meals for his crewmates, freeing them for more important endeavors. Russian official Viktor Blagov made this statement: Everyone is getting on with their work and there have been no complaints from on board. Tito's presence, according to our data, has in no way harmed the work of either the permanent or visiting crew. There has been some speculation in UFO circles that Mr. Tito may see, and take pictures of, something hitherto unacknowledged in space. Sadly, that is not likely to happen. Mr. Tito signed papers putting himself under orders, effectively silencing him from making any unapproved statements when he returned to the ground. He returned safely on May 6, 2001, paving the way for the rest of us. Thank you Mr. Tito. Copyright 2001 Jeff Challenger & Sunrise Multimedia


Jeff Challenger has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over a hour-long tape of UFOs shot in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. One segment has 24 UFOs watching the shuttle from space. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any jury, UFOs are moving around our Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff Challenger 2768 Mended Way -Sacramento, California 95833-2011.


David E. Twitted 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 worldview 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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