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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
July 23, 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. Tony Blair -survival of world, Mars - Evidence for life was found in 1976, Connecticut - flashing light with incredible speed and maneuverability, New York - four witnesses see disc with thirty windows, New Jersey - numerous unknown objects moving at fast rates circling, Pennsylvania - UFO surrounded by silver spheres moving south, North Carolina - daylight disc and fighter dogfight, Ohio - brilliant light illuminates everything, Michigan - flying triangle above campers, Wisconsin - daylight cylinder spotted, California - flying triangle lands near highway, Canada - British soldier has sighting, England - chevron makes right angle turns, Greece - giant meteor or UFO falls into the sea, Zimbabwe - a flying diamond circled the area, Secret papers tell how RAF hunted aliens. Hopi Indian Chief claims flying saucers and space travel exist.


British Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke to the US Congress on Thursday, after receiving a Congressional Gold Medal saying he had come with an "urgent sense of mission," America, Britain, the free world face destruction. "September 11th was not an isolated event, but a tragic prologue, Iraq another act, and many further struggles will be set upon this stage before its over." "There has never been a time when the power of America was so necessary or so misunderstood. The survival of the United States and our way of life is at stake. Blair said, "The risk is that terrorism and states developing weapons of mass destruction come together. And when people say that is fanciful, I say I know the Taliban supported al-Qaida. We know that Saddam gave haven to and supported terrorists. We know there are states in the Middle East now actively funding and helping people who regard it as God's will in the act of suicide to take as many innocent lives with them on the way to God's judgment."

Blair said, "We're not fighting for domination. We're not fighting for an American world, though we want a world in which America is at ease. We're not fighting for Christianity, but against religious fanaticism of all kinds. And this is not a war of civilizations, because each civilization has a unique capacity to enrich the stock of human heritage. We are fighting for the inalienable right of humankind--black or white, Christian or not, left, right or a million different--to be free, free to raise a family in love and hope, free to earn a living and be rewarded by your efforts, free not to bend your knee to any man in fear, free to be you so long as being you does not impair the freedom of others. That's what we're fighting for. And it's a battle worth fighting. You are not going to be alone. We will be with you in this fight for liberty. We will be with you in this fight for liberty. And if our spirit is right and our courage firm, the world will be with us. Thanks to Tony Blair See transcript at:


The Australian reports, "NASA found evidence of life on Mars in 1976, but dismissed the findings as impossible, two British astronomers claim." Now, evidence from missions such as the Mars Global Surveyor suggests that the early observation was correct after all. For instance, newly released high-resolution images of the planet's surface show a valley, which might have been originally formed by liquid water, the stuff of life. According to Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper, independent astronomy writers one of three biology experiments conducted on Mars by the two Viking Landers obtained clear evidence that there were living microbes on the red planet.

The experimental instrument, designed by engineer Gilbert Levin, head of the Biospherics company in the US, exposed samples of the Martian soil to an Earth-like solution of water and nutrients known to exist in meteorites and interstellar clouds. "It was the kind of solution that bacteria on Earth would love to slurp," Mr. Henbest, in Sydney for the International Astronomical Union's 24th general assembly, said. "It was cleverly designed so that if there was no life, then nothing would happen, but if there were microbes, they would take in the solution and produce gas." He said the gas was tagged with a radioactive label that could be detected by the experiment's built-in Geiger detector. Also speaking, astronomer Seth Shostak predicted that scientists would find ET within 25 years. Dr Shostak, with the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI), claimed that a $15 billion array of 350 specially designed radio telescopes under construction in California will crank up the search for ET radio signals. "It's like going from walking to jet speed. In their new book Mars: the inside story of the red planet Mr. Henbest and Dr Couper reveal that Dr Levin's instrument tested three soil samples at differing temperatures. When tested at 46C, the sample emitted gas, indicating the presence of bacteria-like organisms. "Independent people say that if this were the only experiment on Viking the (scientists) would have been persuaded that there is evidence for life on Mars," Mr. Henbest said. The problem was that neither of the other two experiments found telltale signs of life. NASA dismissed Dr Levin's findings. By Leigh Dayton and Steven Swinford write in The Australian 7/15/03,4057,6753999%255E13762,00.html

Editor's Note: Mars is becoming larger in the night sky as we speed towards it at 25,000 mph. Its the deep orange bright star in the sky near the Moon. Get out your telescope and look for the green vegetation on Mars yourself.


NIANTIC - On July 6, 2003, two fishermen were anchored in their boat four miles offshore, and about 500 yards from Bartlets Light, at about 1:00 AM. They were planning on fishing all night so it didn't matter that there was a heavy fog. One fisherman laid down to take a nap, and the other was still fishing. The witness states, "I happened to look up towards the sky and saw a green flashing light." My first thought was the fog was just thick at low-level and I could see up some, and I could see an airplane so I began to look for stars or clouds, but could see nothing else but this green flashing light. After about ten seconds this flashing light began to zigzag back and forth. I've never seen anything move like that or so fast and I called my partner who got up immediately. He saw it head straight down towards the water, again, very fast. I thought it was going into the water, but it stopped at water level and the light was stationary as to be in a hover. After a few seconds it began to move slowly by us, still at water level. Then it flew straight up, in only 3 blinks of the light, then it was gone. He said, "What the hell was that?" I have no explanation as the way and the speed at which it darted, it had to be within 100 yards of us, and neither of us heard a sound. I am now a believer. Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC


JFK AIRPORT - At 11:30 PM, four witnesses were going into the Howard Beach Subway Station on June 28, 2003, when they saw a saucer flying overhead. There was a saucer shaped object with the usual half sphere middle part with three rows of 8 to 10 windows. It was emitting a gloomy white light/haze all over it and a blinking sharp white light from the bottom. It was hovering low in the horizon near the airport. It stayed in one position about 300 meters high then moved slowly to the right while lowering itself. Then it came back to its original position, but much closer to the ground and got out of sight, because it was lower than a building. It might have landed. Other people also saw it, but did not pay attention. It was not an airplane. Several airplanes flew by paying no attention to the UFO. I followed its movements and saw it from time to time covered by the trees. We all knew we had never seen anything like that before and somehow I had a very nice relaxing feeling over the excitement of the unusual sight. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

MANLIUS -- On July 3, 2003, at 8:40 PM, a soundless, vapor less silver cylinder object flew east to west over the suburbs of Syracuse. The witness states, "I was facing south and spotted an unusual flying object that looked like a silver cigar tube." I was trying to find the wings or a tail section and neither was visible, if they existed. The object was in site for about ten seconds and it did not make a sound and made no vapor trail. It was traveling west about 15 degrees off its right side. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

STATEN ISLAND - Seven people swimming saw a strange object in the sky. The witness states, I was in the pool with my dad and my uncle when I saw a dot far away in the sky on July 13, 2003, at 7:30 PM. As we got out of the pool we saw four dots that stayed in the same position. By that time all seven of us began to look and saw seven dots. We also saw two dots revolving around each other and flashing brightly. At that time, as we were looking at the dots, two commercial airliner almost collided! It was very bizarre and all seven of us agreed that this sighting was something from a different planet. What made it even more bizarre was the amount of military aircraft that followed. I've never seen so many jets in my life! There was something in the air tonight and I really do believe that it was a UFO. We all do. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


ATLANTIC CITY -- I was on a tour bus on June 30, 2003, at 9 PM, heading out of Atlantic City to New York, when I looked up at the sky and saw numerous unknown objects circling the sky. They were emitting some form of light and circling each other. There were about 20 to 30 of these unknown objects and they were spread out. Some just stood there emitting light but others were moving at fast rates. We suspect that the lights might have been projected from an advertising device. PD)) . Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

CHERRY HILL -- This was the witnesses first sighting and it took place about 3:47 AM, on July 17, 2003, over Route 70 above 3 Executive Campus. He states, " I work the night shift and had just finished eating and was admiring the stars on a fairly clear night and thinking of how massive and amazing the universe really is." Immediately after thinking that, I had a sudden instinct to look directly at a northeast area of the sky and noticed what looked like a dim bluish star, moving across the sky at a slow speed. There were no flashing lights and this object had a steady blue glow, was very high up, silent. It was quite small in size, so I estimated it to be between 11-30 feet, possibly larger and many miles into the atmosphere. It looked like a star. It moved across the sky about a hundred feet at a slow steady speed. I thought to myself is this really a UFO I'm seeing? At that very moment the object stopped, then instantly pulsated expanded into a spherical ball of pure brilliant white light roughly 20 times the size it was before. It held that form for about one second and then returned to its previous color and shape, a small bluish star. It continued to travel along at the same rate as before for about three seconds more, then accelerated to incredible speed and vanished into space. Thanks to Bruce Cornet, and NEW-WUFOD-I. 2-707-NJ


PITTSBURGH -- While looking at the night sky with his telescope on June 27, 2003, at 11 PM, the witness with a considerable degree of technical training noticed that one of the "stars" was moving around. He states, "I watched the star move vertically, horizontally, diagonally, and in squiggle's at very high rates of speed." I broke out my telescope, and was shocked to see that it wasn't a star, but a glowing, neon-green cylindrical shape. It was almost worm-like. My wife, my son and I observed the object both with the naked eye and using the telescope as it continued to move in this manner for over an hour and a half, so's still out there. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

NEW BRIGHTON - The witnesses were taking an evening walk on June 30, 2003, and noticed someone in a car near by point up to the sky at 9 PM. The witness reports, "I saw a black triangle that was standing upright at an altitude of 10 to 12,000 feet." This black triangle in the western sky puzzled me for several reasons. As it was in the direction of a setting sun on a clear evening it did not reflect any sunlight as I have seen airliners do thousands of times. The strangest thing about the whole event was that other objects were flying with the black triangle. On each side of this triangle appeared 3 or 4 silvery spheres lined up at 45-degree angles for about 5 to 10 minutes. My girlfriend also saw the triangle, but not the smaller spheres. They flew south following the Beaver River towards Pittsburgh. I grabbed my binoculars, but could not find the object again. I'm an airplane enthusiast and I can identify almost any civilian/military craft with just a glance and it was neither a civilian nor military craft. They emitted no sound, lights, or trail. CNN the following night at around 1 AM reported that strange lights were seen over the city of Pittsburgh. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LAFFERTY -- Yesterday, a coworker related to me a strange experience that took place when John, was 14, back in early June of 1983. About 10:15 PM. he was with three others in a car when a brilliant light illuminated everything, bright or brighter than daylight. It scared the daylights out of them. The light was so bright the driver had to stop the car.... they couldn't see to drive. I asked John the size of the "light", and he said they didn't look out of the vehicle.... too scared. They saw nothing, except this brilliant light. John said, " He shut his eyes and would occasionally peek, but the light hurt his eyes." Duration of this incident was approximately 15 minutes! If anyone has knowledge of the incident please contact me. Thanks to Roger Bartholomew


ST. IGNACE - Two campers were coming back from the showers at midnight on July 2, 2003, at 12 AM, and happened to look up and noticed a V shaped object with lights all along both edges. The witness states, "My sister and I saw the round and luminous lights, and it there was no sound and it seemed to be descending at an angle." The shape looked like a stealth plane and in two minutes it vanished. We both could not believe it and a woman near us said she wondered what that was as well. The next day our husbands talked to other people in the campground and told them what we saw and some other people reported seeing the same thing as well. This object was fairly large and the night was very clear and the stars were visible. We never saw it again. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


EAGLE RIVER -- On Saturday, July 5, 2003, the witness was putting the cover on his boat and noticed an extremely shiny (metallic/silver) cigar-shaped object traveling in an east to west direction. The object traveled at a very slow rate of speed" over the evergreen forests of Vilas County. The witness said, "There was no contrail, no wings, no windows, no lights or anything of a discernible nature." "The object seemed to reflect the bright sun off its surface, but then I noticed that a vertical band of light started to appear from the front of the object and traveled slowly to the back of the object. This band of light appeared every 15 seconds or so and traveled over the surface of the object from front to rear. The object did not change speed or direction for two minutes, and was the size of a small plane, at about a 1,000 feet. "I am truly blown away." Thanks to John and Jenny Hoppe of UFO

MAYVILLE - A farmer Arthur Rantala claims to have witnessed the formation of a crop circle in a barley field. From the safety of his work shed during a violent morning storm on July 4th, he saw crop circles form. "It looked like a lake. The waves, the wind blowing, and then all of the sudden this dark hole appears, like a black hole. And then immediately, one to the right then another to the center of it," Rantala said. Thanks to Channel3000


KETTLEMAN CITY -- It was a pitch-black night at 1 AM, as they drove along Highway I-5 on June 30, 2003. Suddenly, three bright equidistant white discs of light turned on heading toward them flying lower than 1,000 feet altitude at their 10 o'clock position. As they got closer they could see a slow moving triangular craft traveling northwest across the highway. The flying triangle made an aircraft like landing 2,000 feet west and parallel to the highway. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

SAN FRANCISCO -- My husband and I were sitting on a bench at a marina in Berkeley CA looking across the Bay at the skyline of San Francisco on about June 30, 2003, at 2 PM. There was some generalized fog and there was a cover of clouds above the city. We observed a very dark cigar shaped object move repetitively back and forth from one end of the city to the other, occasionally dipping into the clouds but never descending below the cloud cover. The object did not appear to be moving fast but it was covering considerable distances in a short amount of time. It flew back and forth across the city in 45 seconds. The object was significantly larger than a plane and was longer than the width of two buildings. The movement, shape and speed were not consistent with any modes of aircraft with which I am familiar. We observed the object for ten minutes during which we noted an interesting cognitive phenomenon in which as we ruled out aircraft's that were consistent with our contextual schemata. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


MEDICINE HAT - A British soldier, "As a serving member of the British army we are often in the prairie, and on one such occasion in 1994, I was on stag (patrol) alone with a person on the other end of the radio in case of any problems. I remember seeing a really bright light heading towards me extremely fast but there was no noise with it, as you would expect from a vehicle. I shouted, "HALT advance one and be recognized," but the lights kept coming. So I shouted, "HALT British Army advance one and be recognized or I will fire!" But still it came. Then it stopped about 100 meters in front of me. By this time I was shaking since I had no live bullets in my gun and not knowing what was going on. We are kept well informed about what to expect, and there was still no sound around me. Suddenly the lights turned to my right and I saw about 5 or 6 lights along the side and then it turned away from me and shot into the distance faster than I can imagine and then nothing. I radioed in my report, and the guy came over and asked me to tell him again. He said that I probably fell asleep and dreamed it, but honestly does anybody really stand up shouting and putting a round (blank) into the chamber of a gun, sit down and realize what they think they have just seen and then wake up not feeling the least bit sleepy. Thanks to Cpl K Cooper Scots DG

TERRACE, BC -- Brian Vike reports, A witness reported seeing a strange object sitting stationary over the mountains to the north on July 12, 2003. He was traveling on Highway #16, just crossing the bridge over the Kalum River at 1:15 AM. He pulled over to the side of the highway to get a better look at it. He said the object moved from side to side, and up and down ever so slightly. He watched the object stay in a stationary position for 5 minutes before it exploded/or flashed brightly. At this point it started to move downwards and he ended up losing sight of it when it dropped behind one of the local mountains. He described the color of it as being neon green, with a whitish aura surrounding the object. He saw neon green and blue twinkling lights at the bottom of the object and white flashing lights that were more to the center of the object.

TERRACE -- On July 17, 2003, a witness reported seeing a silver, round shaped object traveling at an extremely high rate of speed coming from the west heading east at 8:00 PM. The sighting took about four seconds in clear skies before it disappeared from his line of sight. He also mentioned that it took him totally by surprise to see something move so quickly. No sound was heard due to the distance from the object. He said it was no "darn" aircraft we have, as to the speed the object was traveling.

TRAIL -- In the early hours of the morning on July 17, 2003, two witnesses watched as two low flying objects passed over the top of the Trail Smelter. The objects slowed at one point, and then sped back up heading in a southerly direction. The objects were very bright orange with a halo around each of them and made no sound. Both men thought the objects were the size of a car. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research 1 866 262-1989 Editor: Canadian Communicator - Magazine Website:


PRESCOTT -- Daily Courier article by Richard W. Kimball, "An old American Indian rock carving near Mishongnovi, Arizona accurately describes the existence of "flying saucers" and space travel, according to a Hopi Indian leader. In the summer of 1970, the late Chief Dan Katchongva, in the company of his counselor Ralph Tawangyawma and interpreter Caroline Tawangyawma, went to the city of Prescott to learn more about the rash of UFOs recently seen in that area. The residents of that central Arizona community said they saw hundreds of flying saucers in the night sky over the city for more than two weeks prior to the Hopi leader's arrival. Katchongva, who died in 1972, said he believed the sightings were intimately connected to Hopi prophecy. The traditional Hopi chieftain had long been interested in UFOs because he believed they were a part of Hopi religious beliefs. UFO researcher and former Prescott resident Paul Solem said the existence of the saucers justified an old Hopi prophecy that a "Day of Purification" was soon to arrive.

It would be a day when all wicked people and wrongdoers would be punished or destroyed. Contact with flying saucers would signal the first step of a massive migration northward by Indians from Central and South America, Solem said. Chief Katchongva told reporters that the petroglyph on the Hopi Reservation shows a definite connection between the Indians and visitors from space. "We believe other planets are inhabited and that our prayers are heard there," he said. "The arrow on which the dome-shaped object rests, stands for travel through space," Katchongva said in explaining the rock carving. "The Hopi maiden on the dome-shape (drawing) represents purity. Those Hopi who survive Purification Day will travel to other planets. We, the faithful Hopi, have seen the ships and know they are true," he said. "We have watched nearly all of our brethren lose faith in the original Hopi teachings and go off on their own course. Near Oraibi the Plan of Life was clearly shown and we know that those who have forsaken the original teachings will pay with their lives when the True White Brother comes," he went on. The Hopi prophecies say they will be divided three times. The first division occurred in 1906 when Chief You-kew-ma [Yukiuma] and his followers were forced out of the ancient Indian town of Oraibi to begin a new community in Hotevilla, he said.

"The second division took place in 1969 when Paul Solem came and contacted the flying saucers and they flew over and whispered their message. Shortly before Mr. Solem came, Titus Quomayumtewa saw a flying saucer and the Kachina that piloted it. "Paul Sewaemanewa saw the saucer years before when he had made his prayer rites," Katchongva said. "These two men are of the faithful. We know we are to be divided once more and few will be left just before our True White Brother arrives with the matching pieces of stone tablet. Many Hopi men wear their bang haircut that represents a window from which they continue to look for the True White Brother," he added.

[Editor's Note: When Dan Katchongva "died" his body was never found. He was last seen walking up into a small valley where a UFO had just been seen.] Thanks to the Prescott Daily Courier, 12/24/95 and Bill Hamilton Skywatch International, Inc


LONDON -- The object was traveling southeast on July 7, 2003, at 1 AM, at the speed of a fast fighter jet, but was displaying no flashing lights. It would then at an instant veer off at right angels or near right angels for some distance and considerably increase its speed before resuming a smooth flight. The color was a soft white light that seemed to fluctuate in luminance. The night was fully clear and moon lit. The shape was a chevron formed by two sides of a slightly convex cigar shape. NUFORC


MOUNT ATHOS - In Northern Greece television news reported that a UFO or meteor had fallen to Earth on July 21, 2003, 7:38 PM, in the Chalkidiki Region near Mount ATHOS. A giant light had fallen near the coast in the sea at a height 500 meters. Thanks to


HARARE -- My dad and I had just finished eating supper on June 30, 2003, at 7:17 PM, and I had decided to go out and get some drinking water when I happened to glance in the sky just in time to see two meteorites crossing over the sky. I kept looking hoping to see more but not what I expected. We are poor and do not possess a camera so I could not take any photos. It was changing colors and as I realized it was the shape of a diamond. I froze and it went straight up into the sky circled the area for a couple of seconds came down and shot up again and vanished. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


The Observer's Paul Harris writes, "They have been the subject of derision for claiming aliens have visited Earth from outer space, but believers in the existence of UFOs were this weekend excitedly poring over newly released military documents that show how fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept strange shapes in Britain's skies. The secret papers obtained from the US military give an insight into an astonishing chain of events sparked by UFO sightings over East Anglia in 1956. After receiving numerous calls reporting bright lights darting across the sky, fighters from RAF Lakenheath spent more than seven hours trying to shoot down the objects, which were picked up on army radar screens. Dave Clarke, an author researching the subject, secured the classified documents under the US Freedom of Information Act.

One US Air Force intelligence report described how '12 to 15' objects were picked up on radar screens on 13 August 1956. They were tracked for more than 50 miles. One object was logged traveling at 4,000 mph. 'Operators making these radar sightings are of the opinion that malfunctions of equipment did not cause these radar sightings,' the document said. The radar logs describe white lights darting across the skies. At times, the objects traveled in formation and performed sharp turns. One document describes how an object was tracked by radar for 26 miles, before it hovered for five minutes then flew away again. A cable was sent from US Air Force Headquarters in Washington warning of the 'considerable interest and concern' at the sightings and demanding an immediate inquiry. The cable asked if they were linked to a similar scare reported by a British radar station on the Danish Island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea a week later. Snip Thanks to

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