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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
April 9, 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. Reports include a Pennsylvania flying triangle, Maryland - chevrons flying low over the Beltway, South Carolina - two flying triangles join huge circle craft, Florida - two big oval UFO's and three boomerangs spotted, Texas - green fireball fell from sky, Arizona - strobing blue light dropping midair bombs, California - chevron and circle of lights, Oregon - large sphere enters cloud, Canadian - newspaper says Terrace UFO hotspot, Chile - Interview with eyewitness to an UFO sighting, England - pinkish light with smaller white lights being ejected from it, Italian - UFO sightings increase, Poland - large UFO observed by forty people. UFOs reported over Iraq. Crowds of Iraqis celebrate as coalition of US, Australian, Polish, and British troops have now taken most of Bagdad and many of Saddam's eighty palaces.


"We find ourselves faced by powers which are far stronger than we had hitherto assumed, and whose base is at present unknown to us. More I cannot say at present. We are now engaged in entering into closer contact with those powers, and in six or nine months time it may be possible to speak with some precision on the matter."


CARLISLE -- On April 2, 2003, a flying triangle with a light in each corner was seen at 9:45 PM, about six miles outside of Carlisle. The observer states, "I was star gazing and looked toward the Big Dipper when I saw a small cluster of shooting stars that I followed for about ten seconds, when suddenly to my amazement a UFO appeared low overhead." It was triangular in shape with three large round lights, one in each corner of the craft. I watched it silently glide south across the sky for thirty seconds. I believe I saw several UFOs enter our atmosphere, but I only viewed one craft close up. Make no mistake about this, the craft was too low to be anything other than a UFO, and I could not take my eyes off the one I was looking at. The lights were not bright and were dimmed so as not to draw attention. However, they were clearly visible and showed the triangular shape of the black craft. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


WASHINGTON, D.C. BELTWAY -- Author Ray Stanford reports, "My wife and I were preparing to leave our home near Greenbelt, Maryland at 8:15 PM, when a strange wing-like object was observed overhead on March 8, 2003. There was no aircraft body visible even though there was ground light reflecting off the overcast clouds that should have clearly revealed any fuselage. The anomalous aerial object 'AAO' was seen to emerge into view traveling on a twenty-degrees-east of a true north course passing almost overhead. The 'Wing' spanned a full two degrees (120 ARC minutes) as contrasted with the half-degree (about 30 arc minute) crescent moon, for an immediate and good comparison of angular size. The 'AAO' was perceived by binocular disparity (visual parallax due to eye separation) as being 600 to a maximum of 1,200 feet overhead, and at the time its actual maximum possible distance was constrained by a thin layer of clouds overhead. Officially, that cloud layer was OVERCAST at 23,000 feet at 20:51. Most disturbing was the total silence of the nearby object. A bright, continuously white 'sphere'- was visible on the tip of each 'wing.' Each white 'sphere' had a very sharp edge quite different from the lights on ordinary aircraft, and of a much purer white color.

A much smaller (than the white 'spheres') pure red light looked possibly more 'point-source' and was located in the 'middle' vertex of the 'wing.' It was brightening and dimming, but at times it seemed more of a flicker or a pulse. The 'wing' was quite strange. Although it was visible by the cloud backlighting, it was rather vague because subtle light around it seemed to vibrate or flicker at maybe ten hertz! All along and across the 'wing' there was no sign of any aircraft type body! Since the sight was quite 'spooky', maybe one could call them 'disembodied wings'. :) We live a few blocks north of the little College Park Airport which is presently closed down to non-government air traffic due to security concerns. This 'AAO' seemed so very low that my 'gut' reaction was that it had taken off from there, despite the fact that the thing seemed to be on a very flat course (neither climbing nor descending). Subsequent inquiry to the airport revealed that there had been no takeoff around the 20:15 time of the first observation, and the airport had closed at 22:30, fifteen minutes before the second identical observation to be described below.

Roughly fifty minutes after the first observation, an airliner type aircraft came over, possibly having taken off from Andrews AFB just east of D.C. It was on a slightly more westward bearing and considerably higher up. We could see the aircraft's body, wings, and tail structure very clearly and hear it very distinctly. By contrast, the 'AAO' had NO BODY VISIBLE, but only that weird wing-like structure that seemed to shimmer. There was a bizarre silence, 'stillness', and 'smoothness' that is hard to explain or even put into adequately descriptive words. After the object had disappeared beyond our north- northeastern horizon (taking roughly 30 seconds time to go from near zenith across the northern horizon). I ran up to the third floor where my Extreme Low-Frequency (ELF) magnetometer is located and noted a low-level, continuous magnetic pulse in roughly the 2-hertz range, accompanied by a few very strong 'spike' type pulses, one of which may have 'pegged' the needle. These were not normal background magnetics. About 10:46 PM, I was again upstairs with the magnetometer checking for any anomalous activity, when similar magnetic phenomena began to again be seen by the action of the needle display and I heard on the analog, frequency modulated audio output.

Watching and listening to that, I SUDDENLY heard a roar (seemingly directly overhead) that vaguely resembled a loud jet but was distinctly different, somehow. Then after a maybe 4 to 5 second duration, that roar SUDDENLY subsided -- taking about 0.5 second to go from loud to nothing. Because of the odd magnetic activity and the surprising sound, at cessation of the sound I rushed downstairs and onto the front porch, from which I was surprised to see an exactly identical 'AAO' (as compared to the 20:15 observation) on _exactly_ the _same_ course! As with the earlier 'AAO,' I watched the object from almost directly overhead as it moved in spookily total silence to across the exact spot on the north-northeastern horizon into which the first object had headed and disappeared. During the first observation, the sky above the thing was overcast, but in the second sighting it was totally clear, with all stars and planets visible. Still, I could see no 'body' on the object, but only the 'wing.' This time, too, the 'wing' seemed to shimmer in a light-distorting way that made it much less clear than had the very clear wings, body, and tail section of the jet aircraft. In both observations of the identical 'AAO,' when overhead the angular distance from white globe of light to white globe of light ('wingtip'-to-'wingtip') was about 120 minutes or arc (2 degrees), and I had a ready comparison because the crescent moon (about 28 to 30 arc minutes) was still in the northwest during that second and identical observation.

Clouds above an aircraft seem to amplify aircraft sounds to a ground observer, but although it was overcast during the 20:15 observation, even then not a sound of any kind could be heard! I found that really a bit spooky because both things were clearly under power, moving steadily and unwaveringly along precisely the same course in both observations. It was as if both had traveled upon the very same invisible track in the sky! Let me be clear in saying that I suspect this twice-seen object of being some type of stealthy black-project aircraft (manned or unmanned) that is somehow propelled silently, but wonder at the wisdom of operating such a vehicle over this highly populated area within the Washington, D.C. Beltway. Oddly, _everything_ seemed so still and quiet during the two passages of the objects that I am reminded of reports of a similar phenomenon ("the OZ factor") reported by certain observers of 'UFOs' at close range. Angular velocity of both 'AAO?'s averaged at three degrees per second, if the observation time in each case was 30 seconds. If 45 seconds, then it might have been two degrees per second. ((NUFORC Note: This report submitted by Mr. Ray Stanford, noted author and UFO investigator with NICAP for many years, and author of "Socorro 'Saucer' in a Pentagon Pantry." The book is an in-depth study of the April 24, 1964, landing of an egg- shaped craft in the desert of New Mexico, witnessed by Socorro Police Officer Lonnie Zamora. It is the best description of the events surrounding that case that we have ever encountered. PD))


ISLE OF PALMS -- The observer had recently purchased new 20 X 60 binoculars and a tripod adapter and was getting use to the magnification power for star gazing on April 4, 2003. She was focusing on some of the brightest stars at 3:05 AM, when three "stars" moved horizontally in formation across the viewing field. After they moved out of view, he looked and realized they were quite visible without his binoculars. She says, "Using the binoculars I could actually see a dark silhouette of a triangular craft and watched it move for three minutes until the silhouette began to be difficult to discern, and it stopped." She states, "I noticed the outline of a HUGE circle and like the triangle, the darker black image was visible against the background of the pretty dark night sky." Without binoculars, the perimeter of the object was indicated by a circular nonmoving formation of lights, with one very bright light in the center. An average star-like intensity light was down and left of the center light. Also visible without binoculars, was a circle of lights inside the larger circle. The front light of the triangle seemed to be a part of that circle, while the two rear lights of the triangle made up two of the ten lights of the perimeter of the circle. She reports, "It was as if the flying triangle had moved into the pie shape, filling in one of the wedges." As I stood there, trying to make sense of it all, clouds moved in obscuring the sky. The observer graduated magna cum laude from college, is successfully self-employed and is a great mother. Thanks to Peter Davenport Reporting Hotline: (206) 722-3000 NUFORC


PANAMA CITY -- Three boomerang shaped objects were seen hovering over the Gulf of Mexico on the evening of March 13, 2003. The witness was at the beach looking at the view at 11 PM, and saw a flash of light out of the corner of his eye. He quickly looked and was very shocked to see it had the shape of a boomerang or a sideways 'V' above the water. It was fire orange with no distinctness about it. He says, "I thought it was quite strange, but I figured it was a flash from a boat, that stayed there for a few seconds and slowly went away; then another one appeared and went away all in slow motion, and then another showed up." I had no idea what this was. All day jets had been flying by and I thought maybe that was what it was, but these were silent and bright orange (jets aren't orange). I have no idea what I saw. I read there was a similar sighting in the fall of 2001, near Panama City. It was a sight I will never forget.

GAINESVILLE -- Two witnesses saw a UFO in the sky over the University of Florida on Saturday evening March 22, 2003. My friend and I went out for a walk southwest of Lake Alice on a beautiful clear night perfect for watching the stars. Around 10 PM, one witness states, "I happened to look up and there was suddenly an ellipse-shaped dim object flying straight from northwest to southeast at very high speed." I immediately told my friend Xi, so she saw the same thing fly over and disappear in the southeast. We saw the object for a total time of about five seconds. Only two or three seconds later, when we were still looking at the sky and wondering what we had seen, another ellipse-shaped dim object flew straight by from west to east at about the same speed. It crossed the first UFO's path at an angle of 25-30 degrees. We both saw the two objects clearly and surely. They looked gray, bright, outstanding in the dark sky. There were no flashes from these two objects, and they seemed much higher and flew much faster than normal planes. We suspect these objects were UFOs based on our analysis. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LAKE JACKSON -- On April 3, 2003, at 10:30 PM, the witnesses were traveling southbound on Highway 288, just past the Brazoria County Airport exit, when a green circle appeared in the sky with a short tail traveling east, like a shooting star. Its speed was very fast, lasting about three seconds, and then the green fireball dissipated or landed in the Richwood area.

BEDFORD -- Two witnesses sighted a burning object on April 5, 2003, that came down changing trajectory as came down flying from the north to southwest with a trailing plume of smoke. It was burning as it crashed at 10:30 AM near Bedford. NUFORC


PHOENIX -- On April 6, 2003, a round object was observe at a high altitude at 4:50 PM, that moved at various speeds, stopping at times, and then changed direction almost at a 90 degree angle. It then gained altitude and reflected the sun's light. There were no exterior lights and the object moved quickly, slowed and stopped. It made short quick movements then proceeded at a 90 degrees from the original movement at a slow speed. A commercial aircraft heading north passed and the object appeared well above it. About fifteen minutes later I observed a similar object approach from the south that also stopped, then made a sharp 90 degree turn and headed east as did the first object. It slowly passed out of visual range. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


CONCORD -- Three friends were on their way to a party on April 4, 2003, at about 10 PM, when the driver swerved off the road and drove into a parking lot shouting, "Look up." They saw a bright orange circular object, the color of fire flying over. The object wasn't flying like any aircraft they had ever seen, and was almost hovering. It would move a bit, kind of like a real slow blowing leaf. They reversed out of the parking lot to get a better look, but the object faded and disappeared. They drove around hoping to see it, and spotted the object between some buildings. One witness states, "We all jumped out of the car and saw it again, there is no plane that can fly that far so quick, then just stop and hover." Then the object slowly started flying to the right and all of us were 'trippen out.' My friend used his phone to call friends about the UFO, and I called my parents but there was no answer. I called my girl friend, who could hear my friends freaking out. We then noticed something falling from the UFO. It was dropping big bright orange flame looking things that looked like sparks from a campfire, but real big. It would drop 4 to 6 of these sparks, then stop for a second, and then continue on dropping things. The sparks were almost the same size as the UFO, and I thought it might be part of the war. The UFO kept flying and dropping things from it, as it began to fade or disappear. After a few seconds it reappeared, but was not as bright.

CONCORD -- The witness was driving northeast on Detroit Avenue on April 4, 2003, when the he noticed an unusual illuminated object in the sky at 3:05 AM. It was a dim reddish orange "natural" color like that of a dim fire. It didn't appear to be illuminated by artificial light. It would slow down and change directions like nothing I know of, except a helicopter but helicopters are loud, and there was no sound coming from this thing. I pulled over and it was gone. So we drove around looking for it. We got out of the car and observed the object that was heading in our direction about a mile north of us. I began calling family and friends but no one could see it. I concluded the object was much closer than we thought and couldn't have been much bigger than the average jet. The object began dropping some sort of laminated debris over the city. The debris looked as if it was on fire or illuminated as well but it appeared to go out before it hit the ground. But it was rhythmically dropping debris for the duration of at least a minute, every two seconds. This excited me! What was it dropping? It was actually pretty scary and exciting! It passed where we were and finally faded out into the sky like a campfire would go out. This object looked almost "organic." It was very bizarre. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


ALOHA -- A couple was at pulling their car up to a store at 6:35 PM, on April 4, 2003, when the wife asked, "What is that?" The husband did not see the object. The object was about 10,000 feet high and just above a large section of blue sky with lots of clouds. The wife said, "I saw a large sphere, about the size of an eraser held at arm's length, that was extremely bright, and seemed metallic; it dove in an arc into a cloud at a speed much faster than anything I have ever seen before." We got out of the car and looked for several more minutes, but nothing else happened.


Jennifer Lang of the Terrace Standard Newspaper reports: TERRACE is living up to its reputation as a UFO hot spot. As many as 30 people may have recently witnessed two black, triangular-shaped flying objects in the Lakelse Lake area, the northwest's resident UFO researcher has been told. Brian Vike, field researcher and president of HBCC-UFO, is now hoping to talk to eyewitnesses to verity the report. He also wants to find out more details like the exact time, date, and description of the sighting -- thought to have taken place several weeks ago. That would help him determine what witnesses saw. A variety of known objects such as stars, planets, meteors, or aircraft can be mistaken for UFOs. Vike learned about the sighting after someone sent him an email telling him that more than 30 people had witnessed two triangular objects in the sky. "I'm kind of chomping at the bit -- all I need is a couple of names and number to get on this," he said from his home base in Houston, B.C. "From what I'm gathering, they're professional people -- not just kids."

Vike is intrigued by the possibility that the sighting involves triangular-shaped objects, which are less commonly reported. There's been a flurry of UFO reports along the Highway 16 corridor lately. "It's just been non stop," he said, adding he's received eight or nine reports in the past week. "There is something; I don't know if it's military that's a possibility." Another recent report from the Terrace area involved a yellow ball of light the size of a basketball spotted over a trailer in Thornhill. It moved low in the air, traveling quickly before pausing above the mountain. "Then it proceeded like a bang," Vike says. The recent activity suggests Terrace's top ten showing on the 2002; Canada UFO survey may have been no fluke. The survey counted 25 eyewitness reports from Terrace in 2002, putting us in third place overall, ahead of Houston, B.C., which is in fourth place and even ahead of major metropolitan areas like Toronto and Vancouver. April 2, 2003, To reach Vike's UFO hotline, call toll free 1- 866-262-1989 or send him an email at


SANTIAGO DE CHILE -- Fernando Martinez a student of graphic design on March 21, 2003, happened to be at the corner of Pedro de Valdivia and Providencia. At noon and a knot of people looked skyward with curiosity at a series of unknown luminous objects over the area. It was among the most massive UFO sightings of recent times. Fernando states, "I suddenly realized that many people were looking at the sky and pointing with their fingers, so I looked and was able to see a light without any defined shape with over 50 smaller lights all around." They didn't move much. At least not noticeably. All the people were saying: "Look, they're UFOs!" They could have been airplanes or balloons, but it seemed strange to me at that altitude. Later, seeing their movement, I realized they weren't airplanes and there was no noise? People were calm and in general the spectators were very interested in the phenomenon. Were you aware that the sighting coincided with the allied attack on Iraq? I found out later when I saw the news. In one article I saw they were discussing that UFOs always appear whenever there's a tragedy unfolding. I don't know that there's any connection. The UFOs remained there for longer than an hour. I can only say, "I saw UFOs over Santiago de Chile, and know what they were like." It isn't the first time that I've seen something strange. A few years ago, while vacationing in Pucón, we saw a light that got in front of us and vanished in a matter of seconds. Thanks to Terra cl and April 3, Thanks to Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Translation (C) 2003.


LIVERPOOL -- Bill Bimson says, "I was in the house playing music on March 27, 2003, at around 7 PM, getting ready to go out. I happened to glimpse out my bedroom window towards Huyton to see a large pink/red light that seemed to be stationary. I looked at it for a couple of seconds thinking it was an aircraft, but the light was constant and much larger than an aircraft light. I grabbed my binoculars and saw an object, that seemed to be a large light, with a reddish trail behind it as if it was traveling at high speed. I couldn't make out a solid object but it did not appear to move. Then out shot a small white light from the top of the 'pink light' that rose up away and disappeared. So it's not a light that was connected to the light but an external object. Half a second later, two small side by side white lights shot from underneath the pink light and diagonally moved away before disappearing. About a second later, the pink light 'disappeared' as if it blinked out. The total time of this 'light' was about six seconds. I am used to seeing aircraft coming in from afar, however, this was much larger than your average aircraft and had no flashing lights and of course the white lights appeared to fly off it. Thanks to Jonathan Wild, and Bill Bimson at MARA


The Italian Center for UFO Studies reports the sighting of 42 UFO phenomena during the month of February. This is a 40% increase in comparison with last year. Two small flaps took place on February 24th in the Province of Varies and on the 28th in Emilia.

The total for January and February is greater than the same period for last year, and the preceding two years. The collection and cataloguing of sightings continues for 2001, that has an already-staggering total of 848 cases. There are 745 cases for 2002. The annual mean number of yearly Italian reports regularly and steadily exceeds the 700-mark.

MOLISE A FALLEN OBJECT -- Numerous UFO reports were received by the Isernia Police Department's Provincial Command during the late evening of March 15, 2003. The object fell into a wooded area near the town of Venafro, setting off a fire which was rapidly brought under control by fire crews. No object was found in the area, and snowfalls over the ensuing days impeded further investigations. The authorities were worried about a public furor, and suggested the incident was caused by a lightning strike. As a rebuttal, motorists have come forth with testimony claiming to have distinctly observed a long fiery trail of an orange colored object passing overhead from the south and falling into the woods of Monte Corno. Immediately following the impact, the witnesses saw flames break out. Thanks to ANSA, Il Giornale del Molise, La Stampa dailies, 3/17. Edited weekly by Edoardo Russo for the Italian Center for UFO Studies


KOLBIEL -- Tomasz Wierszalowicz reports, "We had a UFO observation in Central Poland on March 20, 2003, about 2 AM, when about forty people from a night shift were on break at work. They were outside and watched a big object drop a sphere shaped object. The object was slowly descending and as it got closer to the ground the observers saw a red circle shaped light with a halo-glow on the surface. The object had numerous lights on its surface and the people definitely said that the object could not be from Earth. Thanks to Tomasz Wierszalowicz


LITTLE ZAB VALLEY -- According to UFO Roundup, on Thursday, March 27, 2003, an oblong luminous UFO hovered over the holy city of Najaf located about 60 miles south of Baghdad. A photo showing the unknown object, with a G.I. of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division pointing at it with his forefinger, appeared in the newspaper Euronews, according to French Ufologist Thierry Garnier. UFO Roundup correspondent Mohammed Hajj al-Amdar stated, "The UFO's appearance caused great excitement among the Shiites who saw it. They said it had come from Allah's Gardens of Bliss to protect the Tomb of Ali." Najaf is a holy city to Shiite Muslims because of the golden- domed mosque that stands over the grave of Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Mohammed. The mosque miraculously escaped damage last week from the 101st Airborne's howitzer barrage. Despite a heavy Allied bombing raid on Little Zab River Valley in Northern Iraq, UFOs appeared in the night skies on Wednesday, April 2, 2003. And again on Thursday, "tiny UFOs shaped like a tube with a rotating spiral around them" appeared over Zawra Park in Baghdad at 11:57 PM. Eagle-eyed correspondent Grady Croy spotted the UFOs during a live broadcast from Baghdad "while watching FOX News with Shepard Smith. Thanks to UFO Roundup, Editor Joseph Trainor, Vol. 8, # 15 April 9, 2003.

CNN Reports - Crowds of Iraqis celebrate the apparent end of Saddam Hussein's regime in Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. The Coalition cautions the fighting is "not over."


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