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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 7, 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. Sun is racked by powerful solar flares causing extreme weather and earthquakes. Asteroid named in Mr. Rogers honor. Connecticut metallic saucer spotted, New York - white blob hovering over security facility, Pennsylvania - diamond shaped craft hovering, Florida - elongated orange cigar, Illinois gold illuminated object, Wisconsin - four bright orange lights play "leapfrog", Iowa formation of five shiny metallic ovals, Arkansas disk, South Dakota - Five points of light moving quickly and erratically, Texas - chevron shape moves rapidly, New Mexico flashing red light, Arizona - bright diamond object, California flying triangle on Easter night, Canada - V shaped object and truck size lights, Peru - big bright light on volcano, England - Spain - oval shaped craft with no lights, Sweden - daylight disc hovers over housing area Italian UFO sightings drop in March Ukraine - April UFO wave over Crimea, Strange bright lights over Australia


Mitch Battros predicted last week: "You can expect continued extraordinary windstorms, micro-burst, wind shears, and straight-line winds and even earthquakes. Watch for sudden snow fall, or sudden temperature changes to near 100 degrees in some areas." His predictions have come true with freak snowstorms being reported in California and Arizona. Sudden tornado and "tornado-like" storms hitting areas from Nebraska to Tennessee. Over 25 tornadoes have already been reported. Devastating tornadoes occurred on May 5, killing 38! Mitch also predicts there may be massive earthquake activity. Some to be over 6.0 in magnitude with earthquakes in "unusual" areas." Three 6.0 and larger earthquakes have occurred in last several days. See As you can see from the above breaking news announcements, sometimes scientific predictions go unheeded. The good news is my conviction we will see our local weather personality using 'space weather' and 'earth science' as part of their forecast. The sun appears to be causing catastrophe on Earth. The Equation: Sunspots => Solar Flares => Magnetic Field Shift => Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents => Extreme Weather and Human Disruption. Today's sunspot count is at 134. Sunspot region 349 continues to pose a threat of M-Class flares. Space Weather News has announced a 60% chance of M-Class flares to occur within the next 24 hours. Thanks to Mitch Battros

SOYUZ LANDS SUCCESSFULLY CARRYING TWO ASTRONAUTS AND A COSMONAUT several hundred miles from targeted landing site. They were found more than two hours after reported landing in Kazakhstan.


Fred Rogers, creator and host of public television's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.'' Rogers died Feb. 27 at age 74 and in his in his honor an asteroid "Misterrogers,'' formerly known as No. 26858, honors "Mister Rogers touched the lives of millions. I doubt that there are many who have not been touched in some way by the life and work of Fred Rogers,'' said John G. Radzilowicz, director of the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium & Observatory at the Carnegie Science Center. Rogers produced a planetarium show for preschoolers called ``The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.'' Asteroid now called "Misterrogers'' moves between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and is about 218 million miles from the sun, which it takes about 3 1/2 years to orbit. He was a great man who will be missed.


PLANTSVILLE -- Small, disc-like saucer spotted while driving on I-84 near the highway on April 12, 2003, at 4:40 PM, appeared to be small, but moving very fast and flipping over constantly. It seemed to fly at a constant speed and altitude, and appeared to be made of a metallic substance. Thanks to Peter Davenport (PD)


YAPHANK -- The witness was driving north on to Yaphank Avenue on April 10, 2003, when a strobe light flash caught his attention, when I looked North West I saw a whitish shape hovering above the Suffolk County Minimum Security facility. I watched it until the trees obstructed my view at 12:10 AM. There were no visible lights, other than the initial flash that attracted my attention. Once I reached my destination (on the same road), I watched the general area for about 5 minutes, but there was no further sign of the object. But an airplane did fly near the same location about 5 minutes after my sighting. (NUFORC Note: Witness is a member of law enforcement. PD)

PLATTSBURGH -- It moved from the northwestern to the southeastern sky from where we were on April 16, 2003, at 9:00 PM an extremely high altitude and was moving at a speed covering about 30 miles of sky in 1 min. My friend is a pilot and this is how we came to the conclusion that this was not a man made craft. It also did not have a tail ruling out a shouting star. Nor did it have any flashing lights. It was a constant white glow. This was followed shortly by the appearance of 2 fighter jets that usually don't fly patterns this time of night. Thanks to Peter Davenport


GAINESVILLE -- The witness was preparing Mom's flower bed on April 22, 2003, at 8:52 PM, and was laying on the grass trying to recover from the work." The observer says, "I was just laying there watching fireflies and shooting stars go by, when I saw what I thought was a very large meteor burning up." I saw an orange flare suddenly appear in the sky but instead of burning up it slowed down and passed over me. It was orange, glowing, and elongated. Kind of like a cylinder or cigar. I yelled "What the hell is that?" and I must have sounded upset because my mother looked up. I told her I saw it enter the atmosphere and if it was a plane we'd only see lights blinking. We watched it until it was too far away to see and it flew south in a slow (slower then even a single prop plane) curving zigzag. It just slowly went from left to right as it went forward. My heart's still racing. I've seen a lot of strange lights out here in the past, but this is the first time I actually saw a shape. Thanks to Peter Davenport


ORLAND PARK -- Sam Maranto writes, "My wife and I had a great sighting last night on LaGrange Road 159th Street of a large Gold/Orange illuminating object with other lights ascending/descending from or about it." This was a GREAT sighting that we observed for two stop lights and a few miles at 30 to 45 mph before it flew out of view. My official response so far has been form radio dispatch for Orland Park/Hills Police dispatch "balloons & children". It had one hell of a light system and a most sophisticated propulsion unit. Its speed and light show make it unlikely to be attached to balloons or else they have a better expense account than NASA. Thanks to ILLINOIS MUFON


PLOVER -- There were four bright orange lights about a hundred feet high, probably less than a mile away near Highway 54 at 9:30 PM, on April 24, 2003, They were in a horizontal line, maybe 20 feet spacing between each one. It appeared as though the right-most light split into two, and the new light floated off farther to the right, and the left-most light faded out. So, in this leapfrog fashion, there seemed to always be 4 lights in the sky. They "leapfrogged" 3 or 4 times while I was watching. Then they faded away. This all happened in less than 10 seconds. This was in the southwest corner of Plover, Wisconsin, appearing to be. It was a mostly clear, warm spring evening.


ROYAL -- The observers were taking pictures on April 18, 2003, just before dark at 7:30 PM, on a lake. They report, "We did not see objects until we downloaded pictures on our computer."

ANCHORAGE -- A group of friends were outside on the upper deck on April 19, 2003, at 12:30 AM, when one witness saw two stars start moving past the other stars. One "star" seemed to be leading the other, and they made a fairly sharp turn together before disappearing in about 15 seconds. I was the only one who saw this. Five minutes later, I saw a single "star" make its way straight down the sky, making a couple slight changes in direction along the way. One of my friends saw most of this maneuver. Thanks to Peter Davenport


CEDAR RAPIDS -- Five shiny metallic ovals in tight formation moving north to south over downtown Cedar Rapids on April 14, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Ovals would switch and trade positions with one another while maintaining a tight formation. I would guess that they were at a couple thousand feet in altitude. Thanks to Peter Davenport


HOT SPRINGS -- Five points of light were seen moving somewhat jerkily and more quickly than satellites on April 24, 2003. They were not quite in a straight line and all were seen within about 15 to 20 minutes of each other around 9 PM. First one appeared as a light increasing in intensity then fading, then moved southeast, next one northwest, then 2 southeast, then 1 more appeared overhead with a bright flash, faded, and moved southeast. About five minutes later four different aircraft moved through the area although appeared to be at lower altitude-identified as aircraft, because had port and starboard lights and strobes on and 1 was low enough to be audible. We are an hour's drive from Ellsworth Air Force Base. Thanks to Peter Davenport


GALLUP -- A very sharp, fast flashing red light was spotted on April 20, 2003, at 2 AM, traveling southwest at a slow pace. Suddenly the light stopped it's motion and became still with no movement. The sharp, red flashing continued and suddenly, the red light began to zigzag up and down. It did this for 4 or 5 turns then stopped (continuing to flash sharply). I watched it for what seemed like 2-3 minutes. The evening was very calm and clear with about a 3/4 full moon.
Then the object lit up and shot out at an extremely fast pace towards the southwest. The red light went from still, no motion to blast off. It looked very similar to a comet with a light tail. It flew into light speed. Thanks to Peter Davenport


SOUTH PHOENIX -- On April 21, 2003, roommates while sitting in the hot tub at 9:45 PM, noticed a bright light in the sky. The eyewitness states, "My roommate started looking towards the west so a I looked too, because of the light of the object was so bright and big." We saw a diamond shape light extremely bright (brighter than the moon) moving at great speed west to east. We saw it for possibly 5-8 seconds before it vanished. Thanks to Peter Davenport


CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA -- Standing on the beach at 9:07 PM I noticed lights moving across the sky on April 20, 2003, I looked up to see a large flying triangle craft with 60 degree angles, rounded corners and three LARGE (each light was at least 1/10 the size of the entire craft) white lights located on the bottom of the object centered toward each corner. The object followed a near straight path from south to north about 1,000 ft. up and just off the Pacific coast. It seemed to be moving faster than a commercial jet, but was two to three times as large, and made no sound that I could hear. It had no visible wings or tail, but flew with the triangle pointed in the direction of flight. I am 22 year old male and obtained my associates degree two years ago.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A disk-shaped object with pulsating lights with a general color of white and slate blue emerged from behind low clouds on April 23, 2003, at 10:22 PM, and acted like a plane would as it trailed across the sky from west to east in the southern sky. But then it zigged slightly and seemingly a bit too sharply for a plane or helicopter. about two seconds later it moved extremely quickly out, directly away from our vantage point and in a matter of a second it was a pinpoint then gone. Thanks to Peter Davenport


GUELPH, ONTARIO -- A series of dim lights in a V-shaped formation were sighted on April 24, 2003. It was not so much a triangle that seemed to change shape before we lost sight of it. We believe it had seven lights, with three on each wing and one in the center lead. One witness who is a former F-18 pilot estimated it was flying at 4,000 feet at high speed heading north. It flew silently above us, but did not appear to be a known aircraft.

HOUSTON -- On April 24, 2003, starting at 10:55 PM, two witnesses caught sight of a really interesting and strange light/object. At two kilometers west of the town in front of them a small glowing sphere shaped object was almost sitting on Highway #16 at the top of the hill. The witness had just crossed the bridge when they caught sight of this light. As they got about half way up the hill, the light disappeared from their line of sight. Once they arrived at the crest of the hill, again they noted the light moving north away from them, and flying almost straight down Highway 16 at a low altitude. It flew 80 to 100 feet off the road. The witnesses were at the time traveling at a speed of 80 to 90 kilometer per hour and the object was slowly pulling a head of them. They lost sight of it once again just before the Irrigation Lake turn off. The only reason the object disappeared from their vision was due to the hills blocking their view. The total time that they observed the event was twenty to thirty seconds. The object was completely round, glowing, and pulsating. It was about the size of a small digital satellite dish from the distance they had to view it. The object made no sudden movements, such as to the right or left, it stayed on a straight flight path. They heard no sound heard coming from it. Also at one point the object seemed to light up the solid white reflective center roadway markings.

QUICK, BC -- On April 24, 2003, a farmer and his son out tending their cattle on a dairy farm at 11:20 PM, when they saw a bright ball of white/yellowish light. The son was hauling out manure from the barn with their tractor when he gave out a yell for his Dad to come out and look. He pointed to the western edge of their farm, and sitting at a dead stop just over the top of evergreen trees, was the ball of light. No sound could be heard from it. It was close to the size of a full pickup truck. The sighting lasted ten to fifteen seconds, before it started moving north towards the Telkwa/Smithers area. They lost sight of the light/object after it rose up slightly to get over a small hill in the distance. They said what ever it was seemed to take it's time and flew in a straight line to the west, but at a very low level before having to gain a little in altitude to make it over top a hill. There was no reaction from the farm animals.

TYHEE LAKE, TELKWA -- On April 24, 2003, at 11:45 PM, the observer was driving on Telkwa High Road near Tyhee Lake Provincial Park, when he observed a ball of light flying "erratically" low over the lake. The light was moving quite quickly and seemed out of control when it first caught his attention. He stopped his vehicle to watch, and it cast it's light onto the lake below it. There was no sound, but he remained in his vehicle as the "thing" flew up the lake, moving from side to side, up and down, until it reached almost half way up the lake, then it veered off to the northeast towards Babine Lake at a high rate of speed, clearing the mountain on the far side of the lake. The sighting lasted a little over ten seconds. The object was the size of a small car, was bright, and an off white in color. Thanks to Brian Vike HBCC UFO Research


AREQUIPA -- At 4 PM, a big bright light was seen on top of Pichu Pichu Volcano at 4,800 meters above sea level on April 17, 2003. There are no airports or roads in this remote Andean region in Peru. The witness says, "I had my digital camera, and took several pictures and a video in MPG format. The light was flashing/moving up and down as if someone was holding a giant mirror against the sun on top of the volcano." ((NUFORC Note: Witness provides high-quality video tape of the glinting from the top of a distant mountain. We do not know what caused the phenomenon, but we do observe that the Sun is almost directly behind the photographer, and a three-corner reflector device for accurately measuring the seismic changes in the movement of the volcano might cause the reflection, although that is purely a guess on our part. PD))


NORWICH -- Two friends were walking back from the city, on April 11, 2003, at 2 AM, when they saw an object in the sky, with two lights on the top and a beam of light coming from the bottom. The eyewitnesses state, "The object seemed to direct us into the road so we could see it and once we realized it wasn't a plane we ran up towards it." As we got closer it moved so it was facing directly towards us. Then it hovered left and right between a cut in the houses. There was a main road next to the houses so we had to stand in the road to see it. After about 40 seconds it completely disappeared.

WOLVERHAMPTON -- An unidentified craft was seen accelerating to massive speeds then instantly changing direction on April 20, 2003. The craft appeared to be a standard civilian jumbo jet at first glance, but all you could see was the lights on what appeared to be the wings. It traveled north at 9 PM, and accelerated to an astonishing speed then instantly shot southeast and disappeared behind a hill. Thanks to Peter Davenport


LOS REALEJOS, TENERIFE ISLAND, SPAIN -- On April 11, 2003, the witness was driving was driving in the country between banana plantations at 9:30 AM, and saw a white small oval-shaped craft with no lights that made no noise. The eyewitness reports, "It flew in one direction and went inside the clouds that were not high, then it appeared flying in the opposite direction and the speed of the craft was slow." At first I thought it was a big bird, but after I saw it was oval. I stopped the car and started looking for it, but I couldn't find it again." Thanks to Peter Davenport


STOCKHOLM -- The onlooker reports, "My girlfriend and me was about to eat lunch on April 11, 2003, at 3:40 PM, when she saw a disc shaped thing hovering over a housing area in Stockholm. It stood still for a few seconds and moved rapidly to another spot to hover again. I grabbed my digital camera to record this strange behaving object. Unfortunately I only got three seconds on film, due to my aged camera. I have never seen anything moving so fast nor hovering at such precision, we are to this day puzzled over what we saw. It was an amazing sight! I uploaded the movie at my personal. homepage:

(NUFORC Note: We have viewed the video clip, which shows a disc-shaped object hovering over a populated shoreline, then suddenly banking toward the camera and accelerating very rapidly to the left. The rocking of the boat, from which the video apparently was taken, helps provide some reference for the acceleration of the object. PD)


The number of reports of sightings of UFO phenomena, occurring in Italy during the month of March and collected by the Internet working group for the caselog of the Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), has totaled 27. This is a drop of fifty percent from February, bringing in the month of March at its usual average and the first quarter at the same levels of preceding years (with the exception of 2002, which was "richer" by 50%): with 177 cases. The quarter's reports were concentrated more than usual in the northern regions, which alone account for two-thirds of the total: 70% were nocturnal lights and 8% daytime objects. Three cases involved effects on the surrounding environment; three featured photographs; thirteen involving filmed sequences; and a good six objects were observed falling to Earth.

CORSO'S DIARY -- The Pendragon Publishing House in Bologna is sending to bookstores the much-ballyhooed diary of Lt.Col. Philip Corso, published for the first time worldwide and edited by Maurizio Baiata. The late, former US Army Officer recounts his version of reverse-engineering and technologies derived from the analysis of an alien flying saucer that allegedly crashed near Roswell in 1947. Its title is "L'alba di una nuova era: I segreti alieni nascosti dal Pentagono" ("Dawn of a New Age: Alien Secrets Concealed by the Pentagon"), totals 192 pages and sells for 14 Euro. Website Upiar Store (, Thanks to Edoardo Russo, Italian Center for UFO Studies


SIMFEROPOL -- The Ukrainian UFO Association reports the end of April was a hot UFO week over the Crimean peninsula (Krym Autonomous Republic), south of Ukraine. A bright pulsating multicolor "STAR" was seen by 53 years old Lenura A. Azizova on April 23, 2003, at 10:30 PM. The witness stepped outside her house and suddenly noticed a bright flash in sky and a pulsating light right in the middle of constellation Auriga. The light was very bright, like an electric lamp that was pulsating red, violet, yellow and white. It flew in a zigzag trajectory, up and down through the sky. It definitely was not a satellite nor airplane. This object made no sound and was observed for three to five minutes, before it flew away. The object was estimated to be huge about 112 meters in size. It had a multi corner form, with 5 corner-rays, like a sea star in shape, with central dome on top, and sign like a trident on its hull. Based on the data obtained, Anton believes, this could possibly be an alien spacecraft from Sirius A star system.

BRIGHT WHITE OBJECT HOVERS -- On Saturday, April 26, 2003, at 8 PM, two residents of Simferopol, Aleksey and Alexander Z. observed an unusual object in southwestern sky, not far from Sirius. Suddenly, the bright white "star," brighter even than Sirius, appeared high in sky after flash. It was hovering for several seconds, slowly moving, and then sharply fade away, like the electric lamp being switched off.

ALIEN ABDUCTION IN SIMFEROPOL -- The local resident reported that in the evening, when he went on to his balcony of the multistoried building, he dazedly noticed the strangest scene he ever saw in his life. A ray of light descended from sky pointing at a nearby balcony. Suddenly, a totally naked man appeared in the center of this light right on the balcony. The UFO itself was obviously hovering above, but it was not visible. Only the ray of light shinning down could be seen. The man was apparently half-conscious and in a fagged out state. Being frightened, the witness left his balcony back to his flat in fear that he might be abducted too.

UFO HOVERS OVER HIGHWAY -- On Thursday, April 24, 2003, a disk-shaped UFO was seen hovering over Evpatoriyskoye Highway northwest of Simferopol's outskirts, near the Dzerzhinskiy" collective farm. An energetic anomaly flew off the craft that may be responsible for an auto accident. Later that day, at the same location a road accident occurred when two cars collided. All drivers and passengers survived, but both cars were destroyed. Note the 24th, of every month is very active date for UFOs. Thanks to Anton A. Anfalov, UKUFAS (Ukrainian UFO Association)


DAKAR -- On April 11, 2003, at 4:30 AM, there was just incredible sound and the light coming out from the object which seemed to be as powerful as the sunlight. Thanks to Peter Davenport


MELBOURNE -- On April 24, 2003, my Mum and me could see a clear pure bright light and it sort of stayed in one spot for five seconds then sped off fairly fast. I couldn't make out a clear shape since the light inhibited that. My Mum also saw this light and was blown away by what she saw.

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY NEWS was flooded with calls from people who all say they saw the same thing from their Nightcliff homes -- eight bright yellowish-orange lights in perfect formation over the Timor Sea. Rajiv Maharaj reports that on May 06, 2003, "A set of mysterious bright lights in the Northern Territory's night sky have residents in the beachside suburb of Nightcliff abuzz with talk of an alien encounter." "People were out on the road, pointing to the bright lights and yelling it was an alien invasion," mother of three Yvonne Morris said. People were just stunned. Brad McDonald, 48, was at the Nightcliff Jetty fishing with family and friends when he saw the lights on Saturday about 9 PM. "I've never seen anything like it -- it was bloody strange," Mr. McDonald said. But he said he had a strange feeling before he saw the glowing lights. "I thought it was odd before that because the fish were biting like hell, and then all of a sudden the tide went out." He described the lights as bright orange-yellow about 1 kilometer away, and in perfect formation. "My mate reckons they were weather balloons, but I disagree -- they were too perfect, " There were 40 people at the jetty and we were all intrigued," he said. Ms Morris and her children were sitting on the verandah of their beach front property when the orange-yellow lights first appeared. "The eight lights were about 45 degrees from each other, and appeared to be fairly structured." UFO sightings are fairly common in the NT -- no place more so than Wickliffe Well, 1100 kilometers south of Darwin, where Holiday Park owner Lew Farkas is the local expert on UFOs, having seen them with monotonous regularity over 18 years. "The closest look I got of one was the spaceship's portholes, but I couldn't see the alien bloke inside," Mr. Farkas, 54, said last night. He said the formation described by the Nightcliff residents was similar to ones he had seen. "It sounds like it was one MOTHERSHIP, with the other supporting craft on the side," he said. Thanks to THE NORTHERN TERRITORY NEWS


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