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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
February 12, 2003

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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 and in space. This report includes an: Unidentified object near Shuttle Columbia, Connecticut green object lights up sky brighter than day, New Jersey dancing lights, Virginia morphing spheres in a chemtrail, Florida huge daylight disc seen, Texas green or purple plasma near Shuttle, Montana glowing object appears to be balloon, California red orbs sighted with chemtrails, Oregon stationary, fairly large saucer with rotating lights spotted, Washington sightings continue, Peru UFO sighted, England rotating lights, Netherlands red lights, Malaysia high speed disk, and Australian UFOs. My sponsor's anti-aging nutritional products can help you live longer and healthier lives.


TEXAS -- The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in flames over Texas on February 1, 2002, after it was hit by a mysterious purple or green streak or object that is shown hitting the Columbia. NASA reports that there were no indications of ice on the Shuttle prior to lift off in 60-degree weather and that every square inch of the Shuttle was examined prior to lift off. They have essentially ruled out ice as the cause of the disaster. There is also the story that a couple of pounds of foam insulation broke off the shuttle booster tank during launch and may have damaged the left wing. It seems the light weight of the insulation would make any damage to the shuttle minimal. Video that I have seen shows a powerful electrical plasma or lightning-like strike that causes significant damage to the left wing and the tail of the Shuttle.

We do not know what caused the electrical plasma strike but this has happened before on several occasions. UFOs have been filmed launching similar electrical strikes at US missiles. The electrical charge may be caused by unknown high level electrical phenomenon that caused an imbalance between the earth's electrosphere and the Shuttle.

It is, also, remotely possible that terrorists have obtained the Physics International electrical beam weapons. The Air Force reports picking up an unknown flying object moving away from the Shuttle as it disintegrated over Texas. Six Americans and Israel's first astronaut lost their lives. People reported hearing "a big bang" at about 9 AM, as the Shuttle reentered the atmosphere and was operating normally at an altitude of 207,000 feet traveling at 12,500 mph. High-resolution images taken from a ground-based Air Force tracking camera in southwestern US show serious structural damage to the inboard leading edge of Columbia's left wing, as the crippled Shuttle flew overhead about 60 sec. before the vehicle broke up. The images, under analysis at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, show a jagged edge on the left inboard wing structure near where the wing begins to intersect the fuselage. They also show the Shuttle's right aft yaw thrusters firing, trying to correct the vehicle's attitude that was being adversely affected by the left wing damage. Columbia's fuselage and right wing appear normal. Unlike the damaged and jagged left wing section, the right wing appears smooth along its entire length. The imagery is consistent with telemetry.

NASA is now considering the Red Sprite or Blue Jets phenomena, that generally travel up from thunder clouds into space. However, no bad weather was reported over the Western US. An expert in high-atmospheric physics at Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico says it is not likely that the electrical phenomenon has anything to do with the Columbia accident, but that it needs to be studied. "In the shuttle's final eight minutes, the morning of Feb. 1, temperatures surged in the left landing gear compartment, and the brake lines began overheating one by one. Sensors began showing overheating across other areas of the left wing and adjoining fuselage. Then Mission Control lost all contact.

ATKINS -- The Director of NUFORC, Peter Davenport spoke with an eyewitness to the Shuttle disaster, who reports that both he and his grandchildren had witnessed a green, self-luminous object move toward the Space Shuttle very quickly, seemingly from the southwest, as the Shuttle streaked across the Texas sky. The witness estimated that they first noticed the object an estimated two seconds after they had first witnessed the Shuttle in the sky to the northwest and just prior to the shuttle's explosion. He was there with his grandchildren watching for Columbia's re-entry and watched as it crossed from horizon to horizon and I can't imagine having a better overall vantage point than the spot where we stood. I light, explosion, sonic boom, etc.

The witness writes, "On May 23'rd, 1959 I had a very "up close and personal" encounter with two UFOs." Since that time I've had sort of a "been there, done that" attitude regarding UFO's. I don't try to convince anyone one way or the other, but I'm always very irritated when, through someone's stupidity, the idea that we are being visited by extra-terrestrials is "debunked." Which brings me to the green light and the Shuttle. We now know that pieces of tile were being ripped off Columbia over the west coast, and of course that would be most people's explanation for the green light. I wish I could rationalize the light away with the tile theory. I've tried. But I can't get my mind around this thing for several reasons. Why was it at such a great distance from Columbia? Why was it closing the gap between itself and the shuttle? What could have come off Columbia at that point that would burn such a bright, unremitting green? And most importantly, why wasn't the green object leaving a smoke trail? My eight year old grandson said it all when he asked, "Grandpa what's that green light following the shuttle?"

In any case you probably see where I'm going with this. This is a terrible tragedy for a lot of people and the world as a whole. People are not in the mood for, what they would no doubt consider a quack, coming out of the woodwork. So my question to you Peter we say a whole lot about this now? Or anything at all for that matter? It could cause emotional pain to many people and badly damage Ufology.

It occurs to me at this exact moment that you might think I'm a nut case. So for the "unofficial" record I'll tell you this: Although I don't have a clue what the green object was, I don't believe for a second that it was anything from the shuttle. With that little bit of bravado I'll close. Let me know what you want me to do now. Let me know, too, if anyone else has reported anything similar to what I've told you. Misery likes company you know. God bless you and yours.

CNN and radio (700 WLW) reports that, "The Air Force reported tracking an "object" moving alongside Columbia on January 17, 2003, one day and 20 minutes into the mission.while the shuttle was still in space. They said it "may" have been a piece of the shuttle, but they don't know yet. NASA officials confirmed that military radar at Eglin Air Force Base spotted a mysterious object near Columbia The object moved away from the Shuttle at 10 miles per hour.

During the first few hours of the coverage of the disaster released video showed an object following the Shuttle about an estimated thousand feet behind the Shuttle that seemed to launch a bolt of lightning like plasma toward the Shuttle.

David Perlman of The San Francisco Chronicle viewed the photos later that night, and on Sunday, the Chronicle reported an electrified discharge seen around the track of the shuttle's passage. "They clearly record an electrical discharge like a lightning bolt flashing past," said the photographer. NASA dispatched former shuttle astronaut Tammy Jernigan to acquire the camera. A Chronicle reporter was present when Jernigan arrived. "It certainly appears very anomalous," she said. "We sure will be very interested in taking a very hard look at this." In the critical shot, a glowing purple rope of light corkscrews down toward the plasma trail, appears to pass behind it, then cuts sharply toward it from below. As it merges with the plasma trail, the streak itself brightens for a distance, then fades. The pictures, taken with a Nikon-880 digital camera on a tripod, reveal what appear to be bright electrical phenomena flashing around the track of the shuttle's passage. Thanks to: SAN FRANCISCO (Chronicle) - 02-Feb-03 Photos show odd images near shuttle f=/c/a/2003/02/02/MN221641.DTL

DALLAS - Another viewer writes, "While watching the news on CNN Saturday morning about the explosion of the Shuttle, CNN showed a video of the Shuttle coming in from a front view. In the video the shuttle is coming from the left top hand of the screen downwards towards the right. There was a cloud in front of it with the sun reflecting on it making it glow, all of a sudden from the bottom left hand corner of the screen, dark shaped objects zipped upwards across the sky towards the right hand corner. It was moving quite fast and disappeared in seconds. My 14 year old son and I looked at each other and both said at the same time "What the heck was that?" We watched all day long for them to show the particular clip again, but the never did. It was very clear to us and we are wondering why it was never shown again.

Editor's Note: Filer's Files has been reporting plasma and UFO objects in our skies for the last six years. NASA has essentially ruled out ice as the cause of the Shuttle failure. Jeff Challender, who regularly monitors Shuttle video, has produced videos of hundreds of anomalous objects in space. NASA has repeatedly denied these objects and called them ice. UFOs exist and the Shuttle disaster may prove it. My hundred colleagues in the Disclosure Project which include high ranking military officers, FAA, and NASA personnel are prepared to testify on the reality of UFOs. In my opinion, launch tile damage did not cause the disaster. Both video and eyewitness testimony proves other forces were involved. Similar plasma like objects are reported in our skies thousands of times each year. We have suggested hundreds of times that UFO research is needed. Some UFO sightings may be plasmas that the eye and brain interpret as solid craft. Many eyewitnesses also report that plasma like objects when they slow down become craft. An object moving through space at 100,000 miles per hour and faster would glow and appear as a plasma. Objects entering the atmosphere also glow. I speculate the world has witnessed an encounter with a UFO that ended in disaster. Both NASA and military personnel have told me, these unidentified objects are regularly tracked on thier radars.

The electrical discharge appeared to come from an object that moved in behind the Shuttle that was flying at 12,500 mph. This may indicate a UFO was involved since an unidentified object caught up to the Shuttle and seemed to launch the electrical discharge . Space debris is an unlikely to have been the cause of this electrical discharge. The damage appears to have been caused at the 200,000 to 300,000 foot level. Watch for any release of data on metal fragments. Several mysterious aircraft accidents with the cause in question involve impacts with unidentified metal fragments. I suggest the NASA Accident Investigation Board needs a UFO expert to help sort out the cause of the disaster.


FARMINGTON -- This is the first time anything so strange has happened to me. I was out walking my dogs in the back yard, when, as I looked toward the treetops, a huge, intensely colored neon-green sphere was slowly rising. Once it got above the tops of the trees, and was completely visible, it quickly shot upward even more, and within a matter of seconds had moved from one side of the sky to the opposite, leaving behind it a distinct crackling sound, much as a jet leaves a sound trail. For the duration of this experience, the entire sky lit up neon green, and was, as I describe, brighter than day. I could see everything, and given the circumstances, thought we were being bombed. Once everything was back to normal, and the object was no longer visible, I could see flickering trails that were the same color as the UFO disappearing almost as quickly as they were able to be seen. This all happened within a matter of seconds. As I went back inside to tell my family, there had been reports of transformers blowing around the county, and a wire down on a nearby street. I know what I saw, and I've never seen or heard of anything that comes close to being like it, the entire sky was brightened even brighter than normal daylight. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


ESSEX FELLS --On February 8, 2003, at 3 PM, the witness was looking out the window, and noticed an airliner in the Newark Airport landing pattern. He states, "My attention was drawn to two points of light that were following the airliner, at a much higher altitude. The lights circled, flew straight then circled each other, and then disappeared. A third light joined in the dance. All were fading in and out and displaying unusual changes in motion. I called to my son Christopher to come and see if he saw them and he did. We both watched as the points of light continued to circle each other, disappear, and reappear again slightly different points in the sky. We both watched, and the lights moved towards each other, were gone, back, etc. The objects brightened at times, pulsing, and disappeared throughout the observation. One last point of light, appearing farther distant than the others moved eastward and disappeared. The elapsed time was about four minutes. At first I thought what I was seeing was some refraction in the window I was looking through, but after calling my son who had a slightly different perspective and was seeing the same thing, Thanks to MUFON Headquarters and WUFOD,


BURKE -- At about 1 PM, on January 31, 2003, witnesses report heavy chemtrail activity. The witness reports, "I was outside, camcorder in hand filming the chemtrails and after five minutes of taping I saw what I thought was a passenger jet, flying through a chemtrail. I rolled tape on it, for about 30 seconds. It first looked like the sun reflecting off the wings of a jet. When I reviewed what I taped, I was astounded to see 4 or 5 rotating spheres traveling in a straight line within the chemtrails. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


MIAMI -- I went out to look on February 3, 2003, because my sister called me, and I saw it just over the city horizon towards the south. It was moving slowly from west to east, after almost three minutes at 6:45 PM, it disappeared because of the trees and the houses. It was very big almost like a Zeppelin, but I think it was not one. It reminded me of a mother ship not like the small ones that you see in pictures. It had lights all over, blinking lights, but not very bright. Later, after 20 or 25 minutes it came back in the opposite direction, but it was farther away.

Editor's Note: I was at a conference in Miami, but missed it.

PINELLAS PARK - On January 31, 2003, at 5:45 AM, I had noticed how big Venus appeared to be, and had called my wife outside to show her. She was getting ready for work, and she happened to look west and yelled for me to look. I turned just in time to see a bright round object descending at a steep angle from north to south across the western sky. It appeared to be very large and changed colors from purple to green to red to yellow and finally to white as it disappeared behind the trees. We live a short distance from the coast, and from my estimation it landed/crashed into the Gulf of Mexico somewhere West of the Tampa Bay area

ORCHID ISLAND -- I am a security guard for an exclusive gated community and a retired police officer that is inherently skeptic about most non factual things. This is my first known sighting. I was on the Oceanside of the beach club on January 31, 2003, at 11:30 PM, checking the club's beach access boardwalk. I routinely look up and down the beach for small boats or boats out in the ocean because there is a lot of drug smuggling along what is know as the Treasure Coast. It was clear and the sky was full of stars. I saw a light on the horizon of the ocean, almost due east. At first I thought it was a fishing boat out on the Gulf Stream. However, I noticed the light seemed a little high off the horizon for the mast of a fishing boat. It was pitch black out there and all of a sudden, the light shot up into the sky going very high. It looked like an amber star, a small star or one that is very far away. Of course, I was astonished and began observing it. It appeared to be stationary in the sky then all of a sudden it would move right, then left, and made loops like a helicopter. This went on for a while so I went back to my cruiser and got out the 10X binoculars and this object emitted it's own source of light and had red areas on it's surface and was oval in shape. I had another officer observe the object and he said, "That thing is dancing." I locked my arms in a bipod position holding the binoculars in one position. The object would move out of my field of view and come back. The next two nights I saw the object in the eastern sky 45 degrees above the horizon. The third night I, also, noticed one, maybe two more objects at the same altitude that looked like the first object. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


BILLINGS - The object looked like a balloon caught in a tree on January 3, 2003, that glowed and seemed to be illuminated by the light of the moon (clear night but only a crescent moon). The object moved across to the other side of the tree 6:20 PM. It really looked like a glowing balloon. The object then moved away and actually was not near the tree. The object then appeared to be a more oval shape with a reddish/white light appearance. The object was just above the ground, moved upward to the east and reached an altitude of several thousand feet, like an airliner. The object then moved fast towards the east at the altitude of a commercial jet, but then it disappeared to the SE at high speed. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


GILBERT -- The witness says, "I was out driving with my infant son and wife at 8 PM on January 23. 2002, heading west on Elliot Road when I saw an orange halogen colored light hovering in the southwest horizon." It appeared to me to be at least 10 miles away. It hovered and flickered (like a flare) for eleven minutes then burned out. That was the only one that I saw. I concluded the light was hovering over Chandler Municipal Airport. NUFORC


SAN RAFAEL -- While driving north on January 24. 2002, CA Highway 101, at 11:35 PM, my companion and I noticed an object in the sky with very unusual lights on it. The craft was larger than a commercial airliner, flying at a low altitude and did not appear to be moving. It was hovering just west of the highway. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


BEND -- The witness reports seeing a disc with rotating colored lights at 2 AM on January 28, 2003, in the southwest skies in the direction of Mount Bachelor. We watched it for 15 minutes until it dropped below the rooftop line of our neighbor's house. There was one single disc/saucer that was dropping in altitude and moving away during a fifteen-minute period. It was as if it was going sideways as it did get smaller and did drop in altitude a little. It was fairly large as seen at a distance, and had a rotating outer circle of lights that would change colors from green, to all red, to all blue and to all white. Most of the time, they were all red, or all green as it rotated. With binoculars it appeared to be a white thin undefined mass with some sort of field that made it unobservable. I am 49 years old and a professional and my 20-year-old son is a college student, who originally spotted it. Thanks to Peter Davenport. NUFORC


EVERETT - The witness reports, "As I was riding home from work in the cab last night at 3:20 AM, on January 21, 2003, something caught my eye... a big black ball, hovering in the sky that looked like a pitch-black moon." It wasn't emitting any light or reflection whatsoever, only a single small white light underneath. I couldn't tell if it was flat, or spherical; or the size, because I wasn't quite sure how far away it was. It was too big to be a balloon, too still, and too perfectly round. It was really foggy out, so I'm surprised I could see it at all. I couldn't see anything else, not even the stars. As we drove away, it stayed in place, and didn't follow like the moon does. It appeared to be rising up, out of sight. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

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WINNIPEG, MB -- I was on my balcony having a smoke, on January 24. 2002, at 9:00 PM, and happened to see three objects moving south across the sky in a triangle formation, and rotating around each other. Then a fourth appeared and they broke formation. Then two disappeared and there was only two left. I called my brother to come look and to my surprise; they kept coming, first one at a time, then four at a time, then six. All together I counted sixteen headed south. They looked like fireworks at first, when they took off strait up in the air. I knew they were not fireworks, but might be jets. But no sound of jet engines could be heard, even at the time when there were six in the sky at one time. There was also a single engine airplane that seemed to be trying to chase the objects.

HOUSTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Brian Vike reports: A couple of days ago, I reported that a Camphor Sawmill employee witnessed three blue/white lights in a triangular shape flying low over him. The object moved very quickly and disappeared over a mountain on February 3, 2003, at 8:10 AM.

Brian found a second witness to the sighting who works for Houston Forest Products, and was operating a heavy machine in the log yard when an "extremely" bright yellow/orange light caught his attention. The light was coming from the northern side of Pea Cock Mountain. There was a low lying fog in the valley that morning and there was an intense bright light over it on an object larger than a helicopter. The object at a distance of two kilometers on Pea Cock Mountain on a logged off area, that sat either hovering, or "sat on the ground" for about 40 seconds. The light was gray/white with changing color, as if it was translucent (almost as if it was flickering in and out). The craft was oval in shape with this bright yellow/orange light dead center at the bottom. It rose up only a little, and flew south heading to the top of Pea Cock Mountain. But before it even came close to the top of the mountain, it completely disappeared or just blinked out. Computer image at:


PUCALLPA -- An unidentified flying object was reported on January 13, 2003, by a functionary of Aeropantanal, a private corporation. Alberto Santiva Panduro, an employee of the airline, claims having seen the UFO in the morning when the skies were "completely clear." He added that the unknown object was heading south, adding that during that same week, he had seen another similar object in the northern reaches of the Peruvian community. Thanks to: Institute of Hispanic Ufology Translation (C) 2003. PlanetaUFO. Rastreador News


STOKE-ON-TRENT -- On January 24. 2002, at 3:20 PM, my husband a 100% life long skeptic, awakened me to see the unusual sight quite high above the horizon. Surely, it was viewed by drivers on M-6 motorway, due to its height. I think that the lights of the craft or possibly each light was a craft flying in formation took on a larger (than the actual light source) hazy glow. The sighting consisted of twelve outer circle/oval light formations with an inner circle of approximately five light formations. The lights rotated repeatedly all together first in a clockwise manner and then counter clockwise for about five seconds each way. I actually felt afraid, since I have children and it seemed huge or perhaps many craft quite near. A couple minutes later we looked and it had gone. My feeling is that it was one craft, because it moved totally as one, but it could have been many. I felt it was not of this Earth's technology. I am an accountant property manager and my husband is an engineer/businessman. NUFORC


KROMMENIE -- Just before I went to sleep on January 30, 2003, I closed the ventilation hatch at 10:33 PM, and observed a light which was hovering over a couple of houses in the distance. This light was colored red and hovered for about a minute. When I grabbed my binoculars to take a closer look, the object was gone. I observed the object move east for about three minutes and I couldn't see it any more. I stayed up the rest of the night to see if the object came back, but this did not happen. The next day I checked with the residents where I spotted the object, but they had not observed any thing but they did hear a long lasting loud rumbling noise. They did not pay any attention to it because they thought it was an old Russian airliner landing

VOORBURG - At 2 AM on January 28, 2003, a small red object was sighted within the atmosphere flying very fast and turning around easily.


PENANG -- My wife and I live in an apartment building. It was around 12:45 AM, on Saturday morning, February 1, 2003, I was surfing the net when there was a blackout so, I went to the balcony and noticed a few objects with yellow-redish color lights in the sky. There were five or six of them moving very slowly and almost static. I awakened my wife to, also, see the event. When we went back to the balcony, more of the same objects appeared. There were twelve objects moving slowly to the left and they flew aound for 10 to 15 minutes before slowly disappearing. I don't think the objects were commercial flights or air-force flights. Maybe they are UFO's? Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SYDNEY --I was looking out side our window at 8:45 PM on January 17, 2003, and saw in the distance a small shape flashing white across the sky. At first I thought it was a plane but the whole thing was flashing red. I thought this was a bit strange, so I got up to have a better look. Still moving left, it changed to a really bright white color and it was about four times bigger. I don't know if the actual craft changed shape, but this could certainly not be a plane. After a few seconds, it was flashing white in the smaller form and turned direction and headed to the right. Planes cannot change direction so abruptly. Then it headed diagonally down and to the left and flash red again. I lost sight of it because of the trees blocked our view.

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