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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
October 2, 2002

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The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world. Features this week are: Maine police see UFO, Vermont flying triangle, New York yellow flying triangle, Pennsylvania bigfoot, Virginia disk, North Carolina cone, Wisconsin bright light, Illinois formations, Arizona flying wing, California five objects in sky, Oregon blue beam, Washington UFO photos continue, Canadian video of cylinder, Mexico photo of UFO, Peruvian Air Force researches UFOs, Argentine police see 8 UFOs, and United Arab Emirates yellow sphere


The planet Venus is the brightest star in the heavens at this time of year. At visual magnitude -4.6, Venus outshines Sirius by a whopping factor of 18. You can see it in low southwest between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. just after local sunset. It may exhibit a long shape due to ice crystals in the atmosphere. -Thanks to


SCARBOROUGH -- On September 13, 2002, a security guard saw a white-reddish circular object with a wide V on the top in brilliant white in the clear black sky with numerous stars. The UFO moved smoothly, but not fast. The witness states, "I was making my security rounds at 1:15 AM, and at first I just saw the lights, but looking closer I saw a hovering object, that immediately begun to move." The UFO movements were over the ocean about a 1/2 mile off shore. I took my flashlight and clicked it off and on slowly and then rapidly.

It seems as though the object would move in coordination with my flashing of the light and observe what I was doing. After watching for half an hour, I reported the sighting to the local police and an officer came to my location and also saw the object. We walked to a darkened area of the inn and observed the UFO moving and casting the white/reddish colors. He stated he would contact FAA, for any air traffic. The only air traffic was a plane I observed at 3:15 AM. The police officer said he would go to the station for binoculars and try to observe object at a beach a couple miles closer. I also contacted the night auditor and we watched the object together as it made movements. Thanks to Peter Davenport.


WALDEN -- On September 8, 2002, the witness was staying at a friends house in Northern Vermont and watched an impressive display of the Northern Lights early in the evening. The witness says," I fell asleep on the couch and awoke around 3 AM and decided to take my sleeping bag onto the deck to fall asleep under the stars. While stargazing I noticed what appeared to me a satellite tracking from south to north. Upon further observation I noticed that the object was being followed by two additional lights of the same size. All three were equidistant forming a very distinct triangle pattern. The lights were about 1.5 - 2x brighter than the surrounding stars. I continued to follow the objects as they tracked steadily to the north. After the sighting I observed two brief flashes, similar to a mirror at a great distance reflecting sunlight. The flashes were quite brief but 3-4x brighter than the stars. These occurred about a minute apart from each other and were overhead in the area.

NUFORC Note: We are aware of the U. S. Navy "NOSS" satellites which currently are in orbit, but they are not in a polar orbit, to the best of our knowledge. Also, they probably would not be visible at 3:00 AM, since they probably would be in the Earth's shadow at that time. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


ONEIDA -- On September 8, 2002, at 4 PM, on the highway in Little Falls there was people driving slow and some people were out of their car pointing up. Flying in the sky was a yellow flying triangle with yellow pulsing lights, then it disappeared and left a smoke trail like a jet in the shape of a triangle. Thanks to Peter Davenport


DERRY TOWNSHIP --Two witnesses reported to Researcher Stan Gordon that on two separate occasions they spotted a Bigfoot creature. The man said that he thought that I should be made aware of what was happening, but he strongly expressed that the identities of those involved, as well as the actual location of the sighting not be made public. Gordon and his wife Debbie went to Westmoreland County to investigate and video tape the sites. The teenage son was the first to have an encounter with the Bigfoot like animal on September 11, 2002, at 6 PM. The young man was a very serious individual, and carefully revealed the details of his sunset sighting, when he heard crashing sounds originating from a wooded area.. There were sounds as though something was hitting a log, and branches breaking. He stopped to listen, 300 feet away he saw "a big brown human looking thing but very tall." The creature was observed in some clearings. He was man-like with broad shouldered, about 8 feet tall very long arms , and covered with dark brown hair. The creature's head was not perfectly round, and somewhat cone shaped. The creature which took very long steps, was swinging its arms as it moved, and was slightly bent forward as it walked. " It leaned over when it walked." The observation lasted about 30 seconds.

Then on September 27, 2002, at about 2 PM., the wife heard a sound like limbs and trees breaking coming from her left, and she stopped her car. She was concerned about deer and was talking to her husband on the cell phone when 45 yards away, she saw a tall hairy creature emerge from a clearing in the woods an estimated at 8 feet tall that matched the previous description. The creature took big steps and crossed a tall barbed wire fence in stride and just raised its leg over the fence. "It just walked over a 44 inch fence. I had made many trips in this general area during 1973, when a major outbreak of Bigfoot sightings was occurring. Thanks to Stan Gordon (724-838-7768)


POQUOSON -- The witness reports, "I saw a brilliant bright light streaking across the sky on September 15, 2002, something that I have never witnessed in my life." At about 9:35 PM, I was driving and stopped my van to look as the object traveled across the sky at an extremely high rate of speed and disappeared. I contacted Langley Air Force Base who confirmed that they had no aircraft up tonight. We had cloudy conditions due to a tropical depression. I also contacted the local TV station but they had no other calls. There have been no meteor reports.


CHARLOTTE -- On September 15, 2002, my friends and I were on Lake Wylie fishing at 2:30 AM. We were startled as two cone shaped objects passed overhead at high speed. No sound came from the objects only a trail of blue light followed the objects. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SHEBOYGAN -- Jamie B. a 21 year old gas station attendant saw a bright white light at about 30 degrees up on September 26, 2002, that was about half the size of a pencil eraser at arm's length. It would alternate between bright white and dim in a few seconds. I watched it move south for two minutes. I also asked a man who was filling up his truck if he was seeing what I was seeing. his response was " Hmm that is a weird looking plane isn't it?" Around 7:43 PM, looked again and the light seemed to have gotten smaller and was flashing from white to red and then blue extremely fast. I called my Mother who lives close by. After five minutes, it started to move north in the same degree and path that the white light moved except in the opposite direction. My Mom arrived and she thought it was a slow moving plane. Thanks to Jamie B.


CHICAGO -- Two round objects were observed hovering in the western sky at about 8:55 PM, on September 15, 2002. The witness reports, "They had red and green lights and were moving up and down, left and right like nothing I have seen before." This is the second time in a week I have seen them only this time they appeared closer to me then the last time. I am a 41 year old male who has never experienced anything like this before.

CHICAGO -- Later on September 15, 2002, at 10:40 PM, two observers 20 and 25 year old students at the School of the Art Institute were at the Buckingham Fountain on the Lake Michigan water front looking at the stars. He reports, "All of a sudden, two bright lights came out of the west moving very rapidly towards the east. They were four times the diameter of a bright star and it looked like they were made up of four lights: three orange lights surrounding a yellow one in the center. The two objects were flying about three inches from each other at my arm's length. They were flying so perfectly in formation that at first I thought it was one object. I yelled to my girlfriend, who looked up to see the objects. As they approached the east horizon they started doing some weird, non-ballistic maneuvers that told me it was two separate objects moving quickly back and forth closer to each other and then farther apart. We watched them until they disappeared out of sight. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


WEST PHOENIX -- Joy F. was sitting outside at 1:30 AM, observing the night sky when she saw two planes flying east at high altitude on September 14, 2002. Most planes are lower coming into landing pattern for the airport. She thought that was odd, so she ran into house for binoculars and started looking at the aircraft lights. Joy says, "I was just panning the sky marveling at all the stars I could see with the binoculars as opposed to naked eye and all of a sudden there appears in my view an object at low altitude flying southwest line that was 'V' shaped and all lit up. I was looking north when I saw the 'V' possibly putting it over Glendale." This was not just a few points of light in the shape of a 'V' but more like the light those shake and break tubes the kids use at Halloween. I was amazed as I concentrated on it... ; it might have turned as the 'V' was not all that distinguishable anymore.. I got up to track it but lost it. I could not see anything moving with the naked eye. its almost as if this thing was not visible to naked eye but maybe the binoculars acted like night vision?? Thanks to Joy phx. Joyfu96337


SIERRAS -- A group of four friends just got back from a camping trip, the week of September 16th thru the 22nd They started out just north of Bishop, in the Eastern Sierras, and traveled throughout the area and saw a very large bright object near Lone Pine. At first the group thought it was a search helicopter with a search light coming out of the bottom. They ruled out a helicopter rather quickly after grasping the tremendous size of the object. The object burst into a symmetrical flower shape and there was an after glow that lasted 2 or 3 minutes before it disappeared. After two or three minutes 3 fighter jet's buzzed that area. Thanks to Doug Clark

WINNETKA -- We saw five objects, three in a row going downward in the sky and one on each side on September 19, 2002. The objects had flashing lights of different colors at 2:30 AM. We were able to see them better with binoculars in the Eastern San Fernando Valley, and tried to capture them with a digital camera, but the battery died. I am an employee of a public utility and my husband is a welder. We are not usually awake at this hour, but we were preparing to go on vacation.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - An Air Force missile test provided a spectacular light show seen over California and much of the West, on September 19, 2002. The colorful contrail was seen soon after the unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off at 7:36 p.m. from an underground silo at the Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Santa Barbara. "The smoke went up in spirals as the sun was setting and turned into an orange, amber color. It was like a flower going into bloom pretty quickly. The missile traveled 4,200 miles in about 30 minutes, striking a predetermined target at the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Pacific to test the missile's accuracy. "We do this several times a year, but because the weather was so perfect we decided to launch early and people were still awake to see it. Even though the sun was below the horizon it glinted off unspent fuel particles and water droplets. "Several people reported the sighting to the UFO Reporting Center. The mission was directed by the 576th Flight Test Squadron and the 341th Space Wing from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

Editors Note: Many people made reports of the launch, although some reported it might be a UFO heading straight up. The reports were reasonably accurate indicating that similar reports of UFOs are also fairly accurate. I estimate about a third of the sightings carried in these files are genuine UFOs of unknown origin. On occasion missile launches have also been accompanied by UFOs.


PORTLAND -- An amateur astronomer and aviation enthusiast reports, that on September 17, 2002, I saw a fluorescent blue/purple beam like a thin streak of lightning descend from the sky to , ground at 11:30 PM. This beam was relatively dim but very clearly connected to the ground 1/4-mile south from my location. Following the beam upwards, it grew dimmer with distance, becoming invisible to the eye at about 250 meters, higher up, I spotted an aircraft flying at 2,500 feet moving south with a steady dim red light between the two white strobes. The strobes were blinking together, at an interval of two quick strobes in rapid succession separated by 3/4 second between bursts. The strange beam appeared to be literally connected to this aircraft, although at that distance I could not confirm this due to the beam becoming too dim at that altitude.

As the craft passed overhead the angle of the beam changed precisely as if it was fixed to a ground location. The width was a toothpick held at arm's length. I lost sight of the aircraft several times, but needed only to follow the path of this beam upwards to relocate the aircraft's position. The angle of the beam changed from and angle of 60, to 90 degrees straight up, and to 45 degrees precisely in unison with the aircraft as though it were a tether attached to the aircraft and fixed to the ground. Through my binoculars the beam appeared un-solid, quite wide and wavy, similar to lightening or electricity. I awoke my wife and she confirmed what I was seeing. I drove in my car to directly below the beam in about a minute, but it disappeared. The total duration of this sighting was eight minutes. My father is an international pilot, and we have discussed the many highly strange natural phenomena that he observes regularly during his flight paths over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Arctic. My understanding is that this phenomenon is completely unique. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

BANKS -- It was hovering about two miles away at a pretty high altitude on September 19, 2002. The witness states, "I thought it was a B-2, or one of those old Flying Wings hovering for about one minute." At 11 PM, it looked like a blackish dark gray B-2 bomber, but then it shot sharply forward only to slow down and stop. It then hovered for about another minute and then it shot up at an angle into the sky and disappeared. I saw a UFO when I was 10 years old, but I haven't been looking for them since. I have a major knowledge of aviation so, I can tell the differences between aircraft made in this world, and I know that wasn't something I've ever heard of or seen before. I don't know if it was making any noise due to a Cessna flying circles over head. I called the local Hillsboro Airport and they were not tracking anything in that direction, but they said that it was probably a military jet from the Portland Airbase. The base only has F-15 fighters, and they can't do what this did around here. This was a UFO. Thanks to Peter Davenport


SEATTLE -- A woman called to report just having witnessed a very large, cigar-shaped object doing maneuvers in the western sky on September 18, 2002, viewed from near the corner of Airport Way and Spokane Avenue in south Seattle at 7:15 PM. The witness described the object as being disc-like, or perhaps shaped like a cigar, with a distinct bulge on the top, and with several lights along the side, flashing in sequence from left to right. The object maneuvered to a considerable degree, executing a circular path, at one point. It appeared to the witnesses to be quite large, perhaps "three times the size of a Boeing 747." The witnesses stopped their vehicle, and attempted to draw the attention of other drivers to the object, but not one either stopped, or took notice of the object. NUFORC Note: We asked the witness whether she thought the object might have been a blimp, and she insisted it was not. She and her boyfriend reside near Boeing Field, and they feel they are quite familiar with all types of aircraft.

SPOKANE-- On September 14, 2002, three unidentified flying objects were flying from east to west at 5:15 AM and then many jets followed. The witness reports, "Early in the morning, I heard a noise that blended in with the sound of the freeway nearby downtown Spokane, it sounded like a Volkswagen bug or chopper sound mixed with a kind of whirring or whishing frequency, that went swish. So the sound went chuck chuk chuk whishzzzz, it was very mechanical. I looked out my second story window and noticed a cat on the front lawn who was uncannily looking up at the sky toward the east, that's when I saw a solid white light moving towards me. The light made some loops, half moons, figure eight, and right angles. I woke my girlfriend, and asked her to look and listen. She heard it. I sat down for 20 minutes watching it hover with a bobbing motion. I then saw a second object to the southeast and they both stopped for about 8 minutes, and then they starting moving again.

The first one did some pretty impossible moves and angles, and I saw the additional lights come on. There where three with one at the top and two on the bottom. It then went back to one light, and cycled to 2 lights before retiring to one light. It then appeared to move far away and fade and then move close and brighten, this happened numerous times, before stopping and freezing again. Then the second light which was quickly flashing blue white and green made some very acrobatic movements which are not possible within our technology. It stopped moving at the same time as the first object, and was joined by a third object briefly that was between the first two. It then faded away. The other two objects hovered. I went upstairs, looked out the window and the first object was gone, then reappeared, the second object moved rapidly towards the south, then the first object reappeared, disappeared, and reappeared a large distance to the east of its original position. Thus going point to point in a triangle disappearing and reappearing like it teleported almost, and then disappeared altogether, the second object still moving, just vanished about 3 minutes after that. I saw a very high speed jet come through the direct path heading west, like it was in pursuit. Thanks to Peter Davenport


MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- The witness was driving south on the Champlain Bridge September 27, 2002, during a rainy night and caught something out of the corner of his eye at the highest point of the bridge when he saw what looked liked a plane flying extremely low. The witness stated, "The lights flew over the bridge in a horizontal flight pattern (it slowed down when crossing over the bridge) I then had a good look at the light formation at 7:40 PM. It then increased speed, where it broke its flight line at a right angle going up into the sky over St-Lambert. As I was driving under the structure, I realized that what I was looking at, was not a plane or anything else I had seen before. It seemed that cars slowed down. I was stunned. The basic shape of the craft looked like a small square which is wider at the top, almost like a truncated triangle or a geometric 'U' that widens half way up. The whole thing was the size of the small truck. I have a feeling I was looking at the end of the craft because I saw a light formation with lights that were circular, flat and red, like you would see on the rear of cars in the fifties. The lights were not 'bulb like' but extremely flat, and the size of a dinner plate. Four lights on each side and three at the bottom of the geometric 'U'. Thanks to Brian Vike.

HAMILTON, ONTARIO -- The witness was sitting in his hot tub looking up into an unusually clear night on September 11, 2002, and noticed at least three times faint lights moving across the sky at 2:22 AM. At first, I thought it was light from a searchlight. Two minutes later, a triangular formation of three lights came into view, traveling incredibly fast from NNW to SSE. It was six seconds from the time they came into view until they passed out of view behind the roof of my south-side neighbor's house. This is sixty five percent of the sky along the flight path. I did not see any metallic type of craft, only three distinct, equally bright lights that were a dull yellow color, and not sharp, but rather fuzzy, as if slightly out of focus. Each light was, I would guess, to be about the size of a dime at arm's length, spaced about triple that length apart, with the two trailing lights about sixty degrees off from the leading light.

LEDUC, ALBERTA -- On September 15, 2002, at 2:45 AM, Denny Unger decided to step outside on a clear and windless night and saw three points of light forming a flying triangle. My first thought was that I was having a dizzy spell so I refocused, and the lights were there. Thirty seconds later the flying triangle of lights changed direction from north to east. The object was either very large or very low and appeared to blot out passing stars without sound. The lights on each tip were solid white, but of very low intensity. There was a distinct impression that the corner lights were used to camouflage the object and it was doing its best not to be seen. It was completely silent. I entered the house and grabbed my digital video camera, and began filming the object but soon lost sight of it as it flew behind a neighbor's home. I attempted to follow but lost it. This was all captured on video but the triangular formation of lights could not be resolved on film. Leduc is southeast of the Edmonton International Airport and I can tell you with the authority of living near the strip for over 10 years that this was NOT A PLANE. The object was far too huge to be compared to anything I've seen in our local skies. "Heavens Above" satellite tracking system ( listed no satellites for my area. You have my permission to reveal my e-mail and name. I believe this willingness lends a great deal to credibility. Thanks to Denny Unger


LAS GAVIOTAS/BAJA -- While reviewing pictures I had taken of the ocean view directly in front of my vacation rental, I discovered an image that was captured by my digital camera on one of my pictures taken on September 13, 2002. I've never seen anything like it. Any interferences or obstacles have been unquestionably ruled out. The picture that I took of the exact same view, 30 seconds previously, shows no image whatsoever at about 7 PM. I know that this is a rare and special picture that I photographed. A flash moving slow at first, changes into a spherical shape, circles, and races west, leaving behind a hazy greenish smoke trail.


LIMA -- The Herald reports," Of all the officers in all the armed forces of the world, perhaps none has a more unusual job than Peruvian Air Force Commander Julio Chamorro: to investigate -- and perhaps prove -- the existence of UFOs. As head of the Office to Investigate Aerial Phenomena, Chamorro directs a seven-member team in charge of studying what he calls ``anomalies that could cause problems with aviation.'' Ostensibly, the office investigates planes that veer off course and hang gliders that steer too close to military bases, but that's not the crux of the work.

Of the hundreds of calls received each month by the office, Chamorro says at least half are to report UFO sightings. And Chamorro believes many are credible. ''There are several mysteries that we believe are highly important and which merit our full attention,'' Chamorro said. ``If we can arrive at definitive conclusions, our work will be highly beneficial to Peru and all of humanity. Just think about the technological advances if we can definitely prove the existence of spacecrafts.'' Chamorro estimates that 60 percent of Peru's population has seen an unexplainable event in the sky. He says about a dozen each month are credible UFO sightings with no easy explanation. For example, the video taken in Chulucanas, Piura, at the end of 2001. Chamorro says it shows a huge ship sitting in the sky for nearly two hours. ''The ship made no noise and did not move. You can see the shape, which includes even windows,'' Chamorro said. Chulucanas has a long history of UFO sightings, he added. Chamorro's office was officially organized two years ago, but the Peruvian government's interest in UFOs goes back decades, and there is archaeological evidence that ancient cultures were also hooked on other-worldly phenomena. Thanks to Lucien O. Chauvin Lima Herald and Scott Corrales


SAMPACHO --Police officers in Cordoba Province, "report they have witnessed numerous circular and luminous objects performing wobbly maneuvers in the night sky. The objects were seen at a great distance but other police officers were contacted in an outpost in Conechingones, with the object appearing and hovering over tall hills. Police on patrol in the region last saw the phenomenon on September 6, 2002, at around 10 PM. Two of the officers in the town of Sampacho were radioed and they spotted the red glow of eight hovering UFOs over the hill at an altitude of 1,500 meters for several minutes.. The UFOs made no sound. Thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte del Servicio Informativo Ovnilogico de Argentina.


DUBAI -- The witness was lying on the beach on September 13, 2002, on a clear cloudless night at 10 PM, when he suddenly saw a flash across the sky moving very slow at first. Then in a split second the shape changed into something spherical, and it seemed to stop for a moment and then circled as though it was searching for something. The UFO was yellow and then suddenly raced west, leaving a thin trail of greenish violet, hazy kind of smoke trail.


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Pat Marcatillio is holding a UFO conference in Bordentown, NJ on October 12 and 13 at the Days' Inn. Ingo Swann, David Jacobs, Tom Van Flandern, Jim Moseley, Bruce Maccabee and others will be speaking. Details are at--

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