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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
December 19, 2001

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NORTH POLE REPORT -- A UFO with a red nose light has been seen conducting training missions over the Arctic. UFOs have also been reported in New York, Washington DC, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, California, Chili, United Kingdom, and Italy. A lost underwater city has been found in Cuba.

ANGELS -- Throughout ancient religious writings there are descriptions of angels sent by God from the planet Heaven. These angelic visitors are often described as arriving and departing inside clouds or flying metallic objects. It seems reasonable that these stories are based on truth and represent actual visits by angels, visitors, watchers, extraterrestrials, messengers, or what ever you choose to call them. Angels are described as essentially spiritual and superhuman beings that are messengers of God and visitors from another world. The angels are often given credit for bringing writing and early technology to Earth. An Angel of the Lord spoke with Abraham in the Torah, when he was 99 years old and childless, telling the Jewish leader he had been chosen to be the father of a multitude of nations. One angel brought the message of the entire Koran to Mohammed and the Moslems. In Indian Vedic writings the topmost authority in the material universe is known as Brahma, and he lives in the highest material planetary system, called Brahmaloka. The writings contain detailed descriptions of flying craft and their operators.

In the Christian Bible it states: 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 angle 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 at Christmas time.

Thousands of books have been written describing the angels interactions with humans. Many people write and tell of healings and other miracles caused by angels.. If even one percent of the stories are true, we have angels here on Earth today. If you visit the great temples and churches around the world, you will find that many have accounts of an angel who designed and oversaw their construction. Frequently, the stories include sightings of strange shaped flying objects. You can argue that these are only stories, but very strong evidence exists throughout the world or the reality of these stories. Look at the shapes, towers, domes of these great temples and churches. Many have features that look exactly like UFOs that were built at great cost and are considered engineering marvels.

For example, the builders of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul believed an angel had designed the structure and over looked its construction. Is it simply by chance that its great domes look like disk shaped UFOs? We only have to examine some of these structures to learn a great deal about the visiting angels and their vehicles. Not only do the domes have an amazing similarity to UFOs on the outside, but also on the inside of the buildings. These angels may have a greater effect on the world than we realize. "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." So remember when you enjoy Christmas, it all started with an angel. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


On December. 16, 2001, shuttle astronaut Dan Tani deployed Starshine 2 into its own Earth-circling orbit. Starshine 2 is an eye-catching aluminum sphere, about the size of a beach-ball and covered with glistening mirrors. Like its sister satellite Starshine 3, which was launched on September 29th, Starshine 2 reflects sunlight and looks to sky watchers on Earth much like a pulsing 1st-magnitude star. Students and scientists plan to track the pair by monitoring their flashes, and so learn how satellite orbits decay in the outermost layers of Earth's atmosphere. The 845 mirrors on Starshine 2, were polished by thirty thousand students in 660 schools in 26 countries. Visit the website to find out when Starshine 3 will glide over your town. Thanks to NASA


CATSKILLS AND ADIRONDACK AREAS -- Eugenia Macer reports that recently, an entire neighborhood in the Catskills heard low-flying, invisible aircraft and reported this to the police and to me. There was also a concomitant power outage. The police could not recall the exact hour of the several power outages nor were they interested in the invisible airplane scenario. Yet they did not state they thought the folks who reported invisible airplanes were "crazy." "It might be terrorist activity near the reservoir," stated one policeman though the location of the strange "auditing" was about twenty miles from the reservoir.

Similar unseen aircraft noises were reported in New Jersey and the South American country of Chili. The Chilean Police authorities, Carabineros headquarters in San Pedro de Atacama claim events of this type are common in San Pedro, and for this reason, scant attention is given to them and they are not entered in the police blotter unless the event has a level of relevance that draws the attention all of the community's residents. I am going to include this incident in my next book entitled, "DOING BUSINESS IN THE ADIRONDACKS." Thanks Eugenia Macer-


Watching the meteor shower on December 14, 2001, the witness noticed two lights that seemed to be changing directions in their movement. The brighter of the two was actually three lights in a triangular formation. The smaller light followed the triangular lights back and forth across the sky at 11:30 PM. They were faster than a jet airplane but not extremely fast moving. They seemed to be at a medium altitude, perhaps 5,000 to 10,000 feet. This made the actual size of the object undeterminable. After some time the triangular light vanished in an instant and the other light turned in the opposite direction and flew off. I thought this might be a military aircraft since I live near Andrews Air Force Base, but the triangular shape is what sparked my curiosity and made me think that something unusual was going on. It may very well be an air force plane, but it remains for me a UFO nonetheless. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


GREENSBORO -- Saturday night, December 15, 2001, my wife and I with a friend went out to eat at the Carrabbas restaurant. We had a two-hour wait outside sitting on the bench; I noticed a very, faint amber colored triangular shaped object moving to the southeast at 7:20 PM. The UFO phenomena has always interested me so I am always looking, but 99.9% of the time I can identify anything in the sky, but this time it was strange. As it got closer, I noticed that within its triangular structure it appeared to have many spheres or "orbs" interchanging within it. The entire craft remained the faint amber color, although the spheres appeared to be more translucent. My curiosity in the object attracted a crowd who also saw the same thing. One lady let out a startled yell, another said they were just balloons. However, the size of the object at that altitude would have meant the balloon cluster would be huge, and it retained a definitive shape, but the rest of the craft did appear to morph somewhat. We watched it fly off towards Fayetteville at a 1000 feet. Initially it looked like a jetliner with its lights on shrouded by heavy cloud cover. This was clearly unidentified. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


BREVARD -- My daughter phoned to tell us, there was a really strange light moving down the St. John's River. From our patio, we scanned the sky at 7:30 PM, and saw the bright object moving south above the river. I knew it was not an airplane because there was no sound. When the object cleared the tree line we nearly freaked out. It was a bright round object with rings around it. I grabbed my binoculars and was amazed. The object inside the rings seemed perfectly round and had a silver gray color. There were bright flashes of light on the surface and it looked like Saturn. It moved very slowly down the river and at times seemed to hover over the water. After awhile it drifted behind the clouds and we never saw it again. This was definitely not of this world.
Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gary England Chief Meteorologist, KWTV NEWS 9O reports that on December 1, 2001, at about 10:15 PM, my wife, two others and myself were in our car traveling south. One of us pointed to the west and said, "What is that?" We had wild scramble to get out of the car for a better look. For a moment, the fuzzy lights appeared to be similar to the bottom side of an airliner. But in what seemed like a split second, numerous streaks of bright light were silently blazing across the western sky toward the north. Like so many of you who saw the event, I had never seen anything that could compare to it. It was absolutely beautiful as well as a bit scary for a brief period. I turned to my friend and commented that I certainly hoped we were not observing incoming ICBMs. As it turns out, a rocket was involved. It was a Russian Proton rocket, called a SL-2 system. It was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan at 2:04 PM Saturday afternoon and had placed communication satellites in orbit. It then reentered the atmosphere and went into a never to be forgotten long duration, fragmented bright burn across a crystal clear night sky. Thanks to Jim Hickman,


WICHITA FALLS -- I was outside in my front yard on December 6. 2001, stargazing as I often do since I'm an amateur astronomer. It was a very clear night southerly breeze. Looking up at 10:00 PM, I saw a rod shaped object it was white, about 4 foot long and 6 inches around. It was only fifteen feet over my head and barely cleared the roof of my house. It was moving from north to south opposite the wind. I'm a very scientific minded person. This is the second time in last few months I have seen unusual things. The [thing] made no sound and had no lights it was just very bright white and perfectly formed. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC


STEVENS POINT -- UFOWisconsin reports that the witness was in a parking lot full of running semi-trailers on December 11, 2001, so I am unsure as to whether there was noise to go with this 'sighting'. From 7:30 to 8:00 PM, I was out in the parking lot having a smoke when I noticed what I perceived to be airplanes off to the southwest. I didn't make much of it until I saw a bright orange flash out of the corner of my eye. I then saw five sets of little blinking lights, as they traveled from the southwest to a direct southern view. I was joined by an older woman, and pointed out the lights to her. We were trying to figure out exactly how many there were, when again, the orange flashes occurred. They looked very much like large meteors at about 35 degrees. There were two bright orange flashes, running in parallel, and they didn't seem to be at the right height for a meteor (they started too low in the sky). The blinking (twinkling?) lights then dispersed, and at least two headed south, below the tree line. Within minutes, the lights were gone. At this point, a guy came from behind a semi and said 'were you watching that? What was that?' Thanks to Jenny Hoppe,, (Jenny Hoppe)

UFOWisconsin has completed the investigation of the Beaver Dam video from the Schwante's on July 9, 2001. It was determined that the object was a kite. This was confirmed by MUFON members Jeff Sainio and Richard Heiden. As for the other reports, we are a new organization and we do not have the resources to investigate every report that we receive, many come from military training areas that are used by the National Guard and Air Force. Many say we may contact them but we are unable to follow up on that request. With low resources and financial support we encounter these troubles. Many of the reports that we have received we believe to be IFO's and also many misinterpreted objects. As you know Nocturnal lights are hard to decipher and that is the most common report that we receive. We have had many very interesting reports; one was of a shadow that was seen on the ground with no identifiable object to correspond with the shadow. I attempted to contact the individual to get more information with no luck. I thank you for including our reports on Filer's Files and we hope to be able to submit more cases as they are finished. Thanks to John Hoppe Director UFOWisconsin


ALBUQUERQUE -- On December 1, 2001, my son (26) and I were driving on I-40, heading east down the hills into Albuquerque at 9:20 PM, when we observed a formation of five very bright spheres with long, arcing, glowing tails traveling slowly north. The first three were in a triangular formation and much brighter than the last two, which were offset from each other. The latter two abruptly disappeared, and the remaining ones continued to travel across the sky, disappearing behind the northern mountain range. They were too slow to be meteorites, and we could see them very clearly. My son is a physicist and amateur astronomer and I am a teacher and book illustrator. We can not explain what we saw. We discussed all the possible explanations for our "sighting" and came to the conclusion that they moved too deliberately to be "space junk" or huge bright comets. They were definitely not airplanes, as they had very bright, glowing trails that followed their arc of travel. Occasionally they would flash with blue light. They were the largest objects in the sky - impossible to ignore. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SAN MATEO -- A physician was driving south on Highway 101 on December 3, 2001, with his fiancée when they noticed a large patch of light about the size of four football fields likely over the ocean. This light made a dark night as bright as day for 5 or 6 seconds and then a spherical craft shot into the air with a bright white and yellow tail. It had a diameter of approximately 200-300 feet. It's tail turned red and then yellow and it continued straight up until it was indistinguishable from a star. This process took about 5 minutes. This is the first time either of us have seen anything like this. I grew up in the U.S. and am a physician.

SANTA BARBARA -- Sean K. reports that on December 5, 2001, a star-like object was observed in the southwest, at about 30 degrees above the horizon. Its position first made me think it was Venus, but as I watched from my yard, it slowly rose and moved east. I sat down, took a sightline off of a nearby tree and within a minute confirmed the object was not stationary, but could not be a star or planet because it was moving opposite the rotation of stars. At no point did it move quickly. After watching the object for about 5 minutes, my two neighbors came out and we all watched. One got his binoculars and we saw a metallic object, not at all like a star with dimensional width as opposed to a point source. We observed it for another five minutes and it was now about 70 degrees and perhaps two feet at arm's length) from where I originally sighted the object. The object then kind of disintegrated. It become cloudy or fuzzy, and then stopped giving off light. Vandeberg Air Force Base is right up the coast, so it could have been some kind of drone target or observation balloon. Witnesses were ages 35-41. Weather Conditions: dry, clear, no clouds, visibility unlimited. Thanks to Sean K.


WESTERN TIP OF CUBA -- Canadian explorers using a miniature submarine to probe the sea floor off the Guanahacabibes Peninsula on Cuba's western tip have discovered stone structures deep below the Caribbean Sea that may have been built by an unknown civilization thousands of years ago. It appears the remains of a submerged "lost city" were found that include structures laid out like an urban area at a depth of 2,100 feet. The shapes resemble pyramids, roads, and buildings. The Cuban Academy of Sciences and ADC a Canadian company plan further exploration next summer. A Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was sent down to film parts of the 7.7-square-mile city and confirmed the presence of huge, smooth, cut granite-like blocks in perpendicular and circular formations, some in pyramid shapes. The intriguing discovery provided evidence that Cuba at one time was joined to mainland Latin America via a strip of land from the Yucatan Peninsula and may have been the reason for the fabled Atlantis. Thanks to and Translation (C) 2001 by Scott Coralles


LA FLORIDA -- The December 6, 2001, Diario "Las Ultimas Noticias" reports that a gigantic and flaring light landed for hours in the vicinity of San Ramon Hill, filling local residents with fear. Ufologist Alberto Urquiza discarded the possibility that the lights belong to helicopters, airplanes, or planets. Jessica Serrano manages some tourist cabins in a place known as Los Rulos saw a UFO on November 16 at 22:00 hours, with some friends at work. A white light emerged only meters away from the place. "It lit up everything, it was as big as a stadium.

Alberto Ruiz, a researcher with the GEO UFO group (Grupo de Estudios Ovnilogicos), notes that 17 sightings of unidentified flying objects were recorded between November 6 and the 25th in the pre-Cordilleran region. "These are large lights that descend to earth and remain suspended a short distance from the surface. The witnesses have seen them at some 100 meters distance. Some of the lights have remained suspended in mid-air between four and six hours. Ruiz, who witnessed the phenomenon on November 10th, stated that he received simultaneous phone calls regarding sightings from five communities who were observing the phenomenon. Thanks to Alberto Ruiz, and


CARLISLE -- On December 12, 2001, the witness a former military pilot reports, "I was watching the night sky in Northern Britain. My attention was drawn to a large, bright object in the western sky at 6:07 PM, much brighter than Jupiter or Mars appeared. It was moving quickly east. I had a pair of binoculars with me, and I focused on the object. It resolved into a bright disc, with a large teardrop shaped aura around it. I would estimate it's altitude to be 20.000 feet, and speed to be about Mach 3 (relative to an object traveling at that altitude). I observed it for about 30 seconds before it abruptly disappeared. I could see no reason for its disappearance. The ground temperature was -2c, and the sky was clear and bright with no clouds. I have observed an unusually large number of meteorites over the last 30 hours. I'm a recently retired police officer and have never sighted anything like this before. Thanks to NUFORC.

ROYAL AIR FORCE -- Rod reports, I recently received a letter from my father a former Royal Air Force squadron leader in World War II, who piloted planes across the channel to drop resistance fighters into France. He had two UFO sightings. My father wrote: the first sighting was in 1941, while I was on a bomber course. Going home late at night on my own down an empty lane on a black night, the only sight and sound coming from aircraft taking off ahead on night-flying exercises. I suddenly saw a light coming towards me at about 200 feet. It looked like the nose light of a plane -- but no navigation lights showed. Nor was there any sound. It passed silently over my head, and as it went on the light vanished. Nobody else was near to witness it, so I didn't tell anyone.

The second was outside Brighton Station waiting in the bus queue in the late 1960s, one evening as it was getting dusk and street lights were coming on. Suddenly, over the station roof two headlights were switched on. They looked like Fred McMurray's flying Ford fuelled on "Flubber" -- but the body of the car was invisible. The man next to me saw it too, but we just looked at one another and said nothing. The lights only flicked on and off." Thanks to Rod


The Italian Center for UFO Studies reports that Italian Sightings total 600 in 2001. With the 13 cases gathered for the month of November, the Year 2001 sees the number of presumed UFO sightings in Italy surpassing the 600-number mark. This is twice the normal average for our country. Monthly listings of the entire 2001 Italian UFO case log including all of November are now available on the C.I.S.U. website ( Thanks to Edoardo Russo for the Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici, CISU,

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