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Filer's Files
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 21st, 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. The US landings and the Eclipse of the Moon were real, United States Air Force Europe Intelligence says UFOs are real, Pennsylvania - fast high-flying sphere flies miles above our heads, Virginia - cigar shaped craft without wings, Florida - two flying triangles spotted, Kentucky - the craft was short and wide, Illinois - white cigar in morning sky, Wisconsin - orbs seen during eclipse, Arkansas - diamond shaped UFO, Texas - ten UFOs videotaped in daylight sky, California - Highway Patrol spots discs and low flying triangle, Washington - large flying triangle over Seattle, Canada - flying tubes, orbs, and flying triangle, England - saucers and shrieking UFOs, and Australian fireball. New NASA Spaceships with nuclear propulsion and nanotechnology. You may be related to Dolphins.


On Thursday evening, May 15th, I saw a spectacular eclipse of the Moon, and remembered the astronauts who had walked there. I frequently get letters asking if the US went to the Moon? I was stationed at Langley Air Force Base the home of NASA's Langley Research Center and observed firsthand the preparations for going to the Moon. When the astronauts launched, we had communication indicating they were in good physical condition and followed the flight to the Moon. I also have spoken privately with several astronauts who walked on the Moon. I believe their story. Fox TV claims they were not there because no stars could be seen in the film. The stars were there, but do not show due to the brightness of the scene and the F-stop used by the camera. Our astronauts were there, and I also saw evidence that they were not alone on the Moon.


Many people ask me, why do you believe in UFOs? While I was in the Air Force I chased them and saw reliable messages indicating their reality. The following message is based on the testimony of a high-ranking Swedish Air Force Officer. There are thousands of documents at the National Archives that prove the US military also believed in their existence. For example: This National Archives declassified Top Secret memo dated 4 Nov 1948 clearly shows the USAF was concerned about UFOs, The United Air Forces in Europe Office of Intelligence sent a message to Headquarters stating:

"For some time we have been concerned by the recurring reports on flying saucers. They periodically continue to crop up; one was observed hovering over Neubiberg Air Base for about thirty minutes. They have been reported by so many sources and from such a variety of places, we are convinced that they cannot be disregarded and must be explained on some basis, which is perhaps slightly beyond the scope of our present intelligence thinking.

One of these objects was observed by a Swedish technical expert near his home on the edge of a lake. The object crashed or landed in the lake and he carefully noted its azimuth from his point of observation. Swedish intelligence was sufficiently confident in his observation that a naval salvage team was sent to the lake. Operations were underway during the visit of USAFE officers. Divers had discovered a previously uncharted crater on the floor of the lake. No further information is available, but we are promised knowledge of their results. In their opinion, the observation was reliable, and they believe that the depression on the floor of the lake, which didn't appear on current hydrographic charts, was in fact caused by a flying saucer.

Although accepting this theory of the origin of these objects poses a whole new group of questions and puts much of thinking in a changed light, we are inclined not to discredit entirely this somewhat spectacular theory, meantime keeping an open mind on the subject. What are your reactions?"

Thanks to Ryan A. Wood and Nick Redfern


HICKORY RUN STATE PARK - On May 3, 2003, at 9:40 PM, the witness was camping for the night, and noticed a high-flying sphere miles above. He states, "I told my friend who was with me outside our tent, and he agreed that it wasn't a plane, because there were no blinking lights and it moved too fast for its altitude." I told my other friend inside the tent, who was changing, that we saw this thing. He poked his head out, saw the object, and said, "You've got yourself a damn UFO." The object moved above our heads and we lost sight of it a few minutes later.

HOLLAND -- On Sunday, May 5, 2003, at 6 PM, the witness was outdoors and noticed a bright pulsating light "dancing" overhead at 10:15 PM. He reports, "Dancing means that this object maneuvered quickly left and right, at one point appeared to backup, and there was no sound." I called my wife outside and she witnessed a more subdued motion as the pulsating light moved over the house and continued northward. The nature of the light reminded me of an episode on Discovery - with a light powered disk using laser pulses for propulsion. The craft however must have flown a considerable distance, even if it was small and close. The movements were quicker than any plane I've ever seen and the path was erratic and beyond the scope of any publicly known aircraft. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


CHESAPEAKE -- On May 6, 2003, at 12:45 PM, the witness was on his way to work and saw a cigar shaped object at about 1000 feet altitude. The object appeared to be hovering. The observer says, "The craft was dark gray, and possibly had black markings, it was hard to tell since I had to keep my eyes on the road half the time. " I only saw the craft/object for about 10 seconds. I reported the cigar to a local news channel. I most definitely noticed that this craft did not have any wings, nor did it have any resemblance to a helicopter. This was something of a different type. NUFORC


BOCA RATON - There were triangle shaped objects in the sky spaced evenly apart on May 7, 2003, at 9:35 PM. Each flying triangle craft looked like there were three balls attached together to from a single craft in the shape of a triangle. The eyewitness said, "Each craft was luminous like you could see through them, but you couldn't." Both passed directly under the moon making it easy to see that they were not weather balloons. There was no sound as they passed. No flashing lights could be seen and they both had a very soft silver/blue glow as they glided along. There was also aircraft with flashing lights that could be seen off to the right of the flying triangles. They veered off to the right. I ran through the house, grabbing my husband and son so they could also see them but the only thing left in the sky to see was the plane.

LONGWOOD/WINTER SPRINGS - The witness was driving along with a friend on May 11, 2003, at 2:45 AM, when they noticed a green shooting light, that was way too low to be a star, going really fast across the sky. As I am a pilot, I didn't notice any other possible position lights, any distinct sounds or anything else abnormal. I can't think of it as fireworks as it didn't leave any sort of trail and it did not seem low enough. I estimate the altitude was 2,000 feet or so, going south/southwest at a very high speed. Couldn't see where the light went due to trees on the side of the road. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LOUISVILLE - The witness reports the strange object moved slowly over his head and then rolled over several times and moved off in a different direction on May 11, 2003. At 8:55 PM, it was twilight outside and the craft appeared to be a dark color. The observer states, "It was shaped like a yellow jacket (bee) and looked like it had something like wings on both sides in the front and back. I did not see any lights on the craft and it moved slow right over my head. It was very cloudy out and the craft seemed to be just under the cloud cover. It flew right over my head, rolled over several times, and changed direction. I was yelling for my wife to come look at it but by the time she got out on the deck all she saw was a black dot on the horizon. I have never seen anything like this before. It may have been a large balloon like the size used in a parade caught in the wind but I don't know. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


MARKHAM -- There was only one white spot in the sky on May 3, 2003, at 6:15 AM, that was no larger than a pencil eraser at arm's length. I figure there is no way that it could be a plane because it was too high, and a plane would have left a contrail that high in the air. The eyewitness states, "It was a small cigar shaped object moving south in the early morning sky with a few clouds and it moved slowly as it passed overhead. " Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


CLINTON COUNTY -- Ashley M. for UFO Wisconsin reports, "A few friends and I had decided to go park on a hill and watch the lunar eclipse on May 15, 2003. At about ten o'clock, when the eclipse was in full swing, from the north, hovering over the trees we saw an orange/bluish orb." I couldn't really tell how big it was, or exactly how far away it was, but it was jerking back and forth at an impossible angle and very fast. It was shining a red light down into the forest as if it were looking for something. After a minute of hovering, it zigzagged back and forth its lights dimmed drastically. It started moving east at a medium speed until it was out of our range. My friends and I know that this was not a plane. Thanks to UFO Wisconsin


On May 7, 2003, at 2 AM, the observer spotted a diamond shaped fuselage with multiple red and white lights. A thunderstorm had just passed the area, and the sky was relatively clear. The eyewitness stated, "Just above the clouds I saw a Diamond shaped fuselage with swept back wings, the lower fuselage was covered with fifty red lights in a grid pattern, while the wings were covered with forty white/silvery lights in a grid pattern, between the wings and fuselage. The object was black, which is why I could see the definite shape. It flew south in about thirty seconds and then went out of view in the clouds. I've worked in aviation for over 30 years and I've never seen anything like this! Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SAN SABA -- The observers were trying to videotape flying objects called rods, on May 4, 2003, at 2:40 PM, when they left their camera on, they managed to capture something else. The eyewitnesses report, "We have ten black UFOs in our video that maneuver all over the sky that were caught on hi-8 format video with a tripod and its very clear with no shakiness and or digital zooming.

We have looked at the video, and at first blush, the objects appear to be dark colored birds. However, one of the lead birds performs a sudden movement, and then stops, in a manner, which we believe is uncharacteristic of birds' in flight. We suspect the objects are birds, but we have no explanation for the strange, sudden movement of the one element of the formation. Thanks to Peter Davenport


SAN FRANCISCO - The observers were watching the waves for good surf at Ocean Beach when they noticed a low flying, silent triangular shaped object about one mile south of the Cliff House on May 9, 2003, at 1:30 PM. The witness says, "We first thought it was a Stealth F-117, but I've seen them before and they are quite loud." Still not sure what it was so I thought I'd report it anyway to see if anyone else had spotted it.

LAGUAN NIGUEL -- The observers were celebrating Mother's Day on May 11, 2003, at 10:30 AM, by having breakfast outside on a clear, cloudless, morning. They had observed vultures and birds soaring earlier when they noticed a distant object overhead inland. A short time later they noticed the object made a reflection from the sun. From a distance it was speculated to be a glider or balloon. Curiosity caused us to get a pair of 10 X 25 binoculars, and we then determined it was a disc like craft "soaring" in the morning sky slowly moving toward the ocean in a general northward path. We all took turns looking, as it slowly drifted over our location. As it swooped and floated much like a bird in a thermal, we could determine the top was a dark reflective shiny surface, much like lenses in a reflective pair of sunglasses. As it turned, it was very thin, almost flat, becoming almost invisible from the side. The bottom side looked like turbine blades in a jet engine, but they were moving slow enough to see. The underbelly was either translucent, or reflected the light from the ground on the surface beyond the "turbine like" blades. I was able to get several shots with a digital camera, but at that distance the quality was less than marginal. We attempted to get a video but the camera had a low battery and by the time we got it charged the object was out of sight. It was difficult to determine the size. As a layperson I felt it could be some unknown kind of domestic unmanned surveillance craft.

GOLETA - A California Highway Patrol officer (CHP) reports a lengthy sighting of a peculiar metallic-appearing disc in the morning sky on May 13, 2003, at 9:20 PM. Peter Davenport, the director of NUFORC, was contacted by an employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, inquiring whether we had received any reports from sources in California, describing a peculiar, metallic-looking, disc-shaped object in the morning skies in the vicinity of Santa Barbara. The employee provided us with the name and telephone number of the individual with whom the FAA had spoken, a CHP Officer, who had described to them his alleged sighting earlier in the morning. NUFORC spoke with the officer for 25 minutes, and he described having witnessed a very bizarre-looking, disc-shaped object in the skies above "the freeway" in the vicinity of Goleta, CA. The officer had witnessed the object for an estimated 30 minutes, and several of his family members had, also, witnessed the same object from a different location in Santa Barbara. The officer stated that he first thought the object might be some type of kite, but then abandoned that notion, as he continued to watch it. The object was circular in appearance, and it was "tumbling, end over end." He was facing north, and the object was moving to the north, away from his location, probably passing over the Santa Barbara Beach. He assumed that other reports might have been submitted to the Santa Barbara Police or Sheriff, although those two offices reported that, to the best of their knowledge, no reports had been submitted to them. It flew towards Vandenberg AFB. Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director.


LAKE WASHINGTON -- As I was entering the I-90 tunnel leading into Seattle I saw a large craft very low to the ground on April 30, 2003, at 11:41 PM. As I came out of the tunnel into the city, I turned around to see if it had crashed, and saw instead a large triangular craft with many lights on the bottom flying very slowly and low over homes. It was flying slowly for a craft of its size. I couldn't stop to get a better look, since I was on the freeway. When I turned my head again I couldn't find it anymore from the night sky.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at considerable length, and she seemed quite serious-minded, and quite credible. She described the incident quite lucidly and eloquently. She reported that when she first sighted the triangular object, it was moving from her left to right (north), and then it suddenly dipped its nose down, and reversed the direction it was moving, in less than one-second (estimate). PD))


CALGARY -- Alan Merrett reports that on May 5, 2002, at 12:35 PM, "A coworker and myself were smoking when I glanced up and was startled by a brilliant orange flash." I drew the attention of my coworker and pointed and we both observed what we agreed was a mechanical object at an altitude greater than the thin high cirrus at 10,000 meters. The object we were watching emitted brilliant, irregular flashes of orange light that varied in intensity. It was too high to see in detail, but there were two objects (one much larger than the other) that were joined by a tube or beam that did not emit light. It hovered in the same place for several minutes and then began to move northeast at a slow, steady pace. It stopped and was hovering again and then moved quickly towards us and abruptly halted almost overhead. At this point, it was at its brightest and was as large as a match head held at arm's length, at about 80 degrees above the horizon. I then ran back inside to get more witnesses and returned with a female coworker and our supervisor. They both observed the object with us for several minutes before a small cloud obscured our view.

We waited for it to reappear, but it simply never did. The time at end of sighting was 12:50 PM. We all agreed that the object was NOT a meteor, balloon, airplane, helicopter, satellite, planet, star, space junk reentry, etc. It emitted light from within itself rather than simply reflecting sunlight off its surface(s). Initially it gave the impression that it was tumbling on its horizontal axis but we all agreed that the flashes that it emitted were too irregular and of varied intensity to account for this. We were all very puzzled and excited by the sighting. A first for all of us. The weather was sunny, +8 Celsius, Visibility 64 km, Humidity 62%, Wind N / 3 kph, Barometer 101.8 kpa, Dewpoint +1 Celsius]
Thanks to Alan Merrett

HOUSTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Brian Vike states that he received a report from a witness on his way to the Huckleberry Mine in mid April at 3:15 AM. Seventy kilometers south from town he saw a multi colored object sitting in one position in the distance ahead of him. At first, he thought it was a bright star due to it twinkling different colors. But he realized the sky was totally over cast. The fellow said he had some extra time before he had to be at his work place, so he stopped and watched the lights for 4 to 6 minutes before they dropped down suddenly behind a mountain. He also claims that the lights dropped "straight" down rather quickly. Because he was at a distance from it, he certainly could not hear any sounds coming from the thing. The lights/object did not make any sudden movements; it just sat in the one position before disappearing behind the mountain. In this area there are no towers, or anything else, which would cause any strange lighting. The area in question is very rugged and wild.

EAST OF HOUSTON - A 56-year-old man and his mother on their farm sighted a flying triangle on April 21, 2003. Brian reports a lady and her husband also witnessed a large triangular shaped object on April 21, 2003. The interesting thing is they watched the craft just before the son and Mom had their sighting. The lady and her husband are just west of Houston at 11:30 PM. So the timing of the two sighting works out great.

TERRACE -- On May 10, 2003, at 10:55 PM, a witness living in Terrace, BC was outside burning wood in a barrel, his girlfriend had left to go inside. The witness was sitting on a bench watching the fire when he looked up into the southwestern part of the sky and saw a small white colored light heading to the northeast. The light was rather bright and traveling quickly. He viewed the light for about 15 seconds, it blinked a couple of times before it finally disappeared. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 Editor: Canadian Communicator,


SHEFFIELD - The witnesses were out in the woods walking their dog and looking at the stars on May 5, 2003, at 1:43 AM. They saw a shooting star or so they thought. My brother Elliot said the star had stopped. They looked up and saw the star and two more appeared then. The witness states, "We got scared and two more came. They were slowly getting bigger and we noticed they were coming nearer." We could vaguely tell they were saucer shape. There was a vibrating sound, we panicked but we didn't move. The objects stopped and lights could be made out. The flashing lights were weird after a few minutes the objects started humming really loud and just shot off in the same direction.

BIRMINGHAM - The observers report seeing three unidentified flying objects dancing in the sky making loud shrieking noises on May 3, 2003, at 6:15 PM. "My colleagues and I were on our way home from a business conference in London when we pulled in at the service station to get some more fuel and some supplies." We heard a deafening noise and saw three objects speeding across the sky, that were lit up with bright lights and each had three red lights in a circular shape, near the center of the bottom of each object. The objects seemed to dance in the sky making shrieking sounds. Then within a second they were gone and there was this eerie feeling, like there was a storm about to happen. We couldn't believe what we had seen.

OXFORD -- It was a point of white light that was observed on May 6, 2003, at 10:3O PM. The witness said, "It would be best described not as an alien ship, more a UFO." It was too high up to be an airplane, too fast to be a satellite, too slow to be a shooting star and it had no tail. I do not believe in alien space ships (as such) but I cannot fathom what this object might be.


ADELAIDE - A strange fireball was reported on April 26, 2003, at 9:15 PM. The witness states, "We were standing on the driveway and looked up and saw it come at a great speed, it hovered and made a weird buzz, then shot off, came back then went away."

It came across about 200 meters high and was all yellow with a bit of smoke out the back trailing. It hovered for about ten seconds, and then it flew off into space and then it came back about two seconds later. It then shot off in kind of a circle. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


The news release from the Atlantis Mapping Project is "just fiction," according to Joeseph Trainor of UFO Roundup. The AMP news release alleged that prehistoric ruins had been found two miles under the ice cap in Antarctica and that one of their film crews had been missing since November. The website's mission statement says, "The world's exclusive link to the secret US dig in Antarctica, and 'Earth's coolest entertainment,' @lantisTV is one of the most exotic combinations of fantasy and reality in entertainment today. Thanks to UFO ROUNDUP Vol 8, # 20 May 21, 2003


NASA is making plans for spaceships that include nuclear propulsion and stronger materials to cut the time it takes to reach the edge of our solar system from 15 years to five years, O'Keefe told several hundred people attending Space Congress, an annual space industry conference in Cape Canaveral. Developing the new propulsion system has been allotted $3 billion over five years in NASA's budget and given the name Project Prometheus. Besides making space trips speedier, it would also enhance the ability of our robotic spacecraft to perform scientific investigations of planets,'' O'Keefe said. If used on manned spacecraft, nuclear propulsion would mean astronauts spend less time in space, reducing the amount of radiation exposure and bone and muscle loss they experience, he said. NASA has previously used nuclear energy to power spacecraft but never in a propulsion system. Development of nuclear fusion or fission engines would enable a space vehicle to continue increasing its speed once away from Earth, shortening the time needed to reach distant planets. These engines also could provide electrical power instead of relying on solar cells or batteries.

A new form of carbon called a "carbon nanotube" will help provide light weight extra strong materials for building new spaceships. A new material discovery has 100 times the strength of steel but only has a 1/6 of the weight. Carbon nanotubes phenomenal strength comes from the molecular structure of nanotubes," explains Dennis Bushnell, a chief scientist at Langley Research Center (LaRC), NASA's Center of Excellence for Structures and Materials. One of the big problems with space travel is the astronauts need protection against harmful radiation rays. You might think that a metal skin of a spaceship is the answer. Metals are the worst for shielding against the very dangerous Galactic Cosmic Radiation that consists of positive ions, such as the nuclei of iron. At very high velocities, these ions can be like little cannon balls, streaking through space. When these little cannon balls hit metals, they can break an atom's nucleus and cause another type of radiation to form. This new radiation can be worse than the radiation the metal skins were supposed to stop. Nanotubes look a little like chicken wire with carbon atoms at each of the points where the wire connects and can be used like a pegboard where other substances can be mounted in the lattice. The nanotubes can be designed to repair itself, using tiny sensors that send signals that attach to the computer brain of the spacecraft using molecular wires imbedded in the lattice. If something needs to be repaired, the computer could tell the nanotubes to do it. Thanks to Rosemary Wilson NASA

Editor's Note: Many people who claim to have been inside UFOs claim they have the ability to repair themselves when hit by meteorites.


For years, marine biologists have told us that dolphins share many traits with humans, including intelligence and friendliness. Now, a comparison of dolphin and human chromosomes shows that the genetic make-up of dolphins is amazingly similar to humans. In fact, researchers have found that dolphins have more in common with us genetically than cows, horses or pigs. "The extent of the genetic similarity came as a real surprise to us," says David Busbee of Texas A&M University, who published his results in last week's Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics. This information will not only help researchers construct the genetic blueprint of dolphins, but also bolster conservation efforts. Aided by the progress made in mapping the human genome, researchers will continue to identify individual genes on dolphin chromosomes. Busbee the similarities and differences will reveal how long ago humans and dolphins branched off the evolutionary tree. Researchers at Texas A&M University applied "paints," or fluorescently labeled human chromosomes, to dolphin chromosomes, and found that 13 of 22 dolphin chromosomes were exactly the same as human chromosomes. Of the remaining nine dolphin chromosomes, many were combinations or rearrangements of their human counterparts.

Researchers also identified three dolphin genes that were similar to human genes. "Dolphins are marine mammals that swim in the ocean and it was astonishing to learn that we had more in common with the dolphin than with land mammals," says Horst Hameister, professor of medical genetics at the University of Ulm in Germany. In the past 15 years, the world's dolphin populations have declined considerably, exacerbated by high levels of PCBs impair the immune systems of dolphins, leaving them vulnerable to disease. "Anything that endangers dolphins is of an equal concern for humans. We need to persuade governments to become serious about combating industrial pollution and keeping oceans clean. Thanks to Seema Kumar, Discovery Channel Online News.

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