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Filer's Files
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
August 27, 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. These files investigate: Mars - canal like markings, Did UFOs cause the Blackout?, New York - Flying Manta Ray video, New Jersey - hovering Star Trek Enterprise like craft, West Virginia - intense blue light reported, Kentucky - flying triangle shaped craft, Ohio - UFO causes power outage and daylight rods videotaped, Minnesota - star avoids a falling star, Wisconsin - T-shaped silent craft, Colorado - cylinder spotted, California -strobing lights, Washington - flying triangle flies off wing of 767, Canada - strange cloud and lights and video of disc, Venezuela - huge round object, UK - dome shaped object with flames, Greece - images show UFO over Parthenon, Turkey - UFOs running wild over capital. Michael Menkin writes about the alien plan for humans and a life-extending chemical is found in certain red wines.


On August 27th, at 09:51 universal time (UT) , Earth made its closest approach to Mars in nearly 60,000 years. Many of our readers in Australia and New Zealand had some of the best views. We urge everyone to try to observe Mars and see its white poles, perhaps canals and green vegetation. Storm writes: The question of canals on Mars may not be answered. NASA, SETI and states you cannot see canal like markings on these images from NASA. Hubble photographs of the entire planet disk show channels in the surface that look like canals and valleys. An H - like formation of channels has perpendicular and right angle straight line markings. These are definately odd formations.

This portion of the image M0304405 from the Mars Global Surveyor Orbital Camera rotated on it's side shows clear channel or canal like markings that appear to be emptying liquid water into a large body of water at the bottom portion of the same image below. Other markings on this full image under close inspection look like intelligent structures including road, pyramidal, tower, walls and castle like formations, some on the upper example and others further down the image. The full image is large and may take a few minutes to download. Full database access can be found at the following link. You will have to select the narrow image gallery and click on the map quadrants and then green link markings to access the images. Thanks to Storm, At FF#35 views


John Edmonds writes regarding Filer's Files #34 - Did UFOs Cause Blackout? I think it is interesting that a similar blackout on the Western Power Grid occurred last year that spanned across Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington State at very nearly the same time period. No conclusive answer was ever provided at that time either. Power was interrupted for nearly three days in our area here in Arizona, and I live with in 15 miles of Palo Verde nuclear generating station. I distinctly remember dozens of Golden Orbs appearing in sets of three's for months before the failure; appearing nearly nightly in the Southern sky. I video taped many of these sightings on my digital video camera. Thanks to John Edmonds


Richard Moss wrote: " Unknown phenomena" was considered as a possible cause of the 1965 blackout. A memo that recovered from the Johnson Library and written by Bourassa, who was the head of Mount Weather as part of the Office of Emergency Planning inside the Executive office of the President. As a sidelight to this Steven Lovekin, who said Eisenhower talked about UFOs in front of him while he worked with Signal Corps also said, Mount Weather performed some sort of tracking of UFOs. Bourassa died in 2000, and did not add to this newly discovered material. Thanks to Richard Moss


MILLBROOK - Bruce Cornet, Ph.D., writes: "Billy M. invited me up to his aunt's house in southeast New York on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, and after dark we walked in the field around his house." He said, "There had been a lot of Unidentified Aircraft Phenomena (UAP) activity over his neighbors' property during the last few weeks, and at 9:37 PM, we had an incredible encounter with the flying Manta Ray." It gave us a classic performance that lasted for a little more than five minutes! The event was videotaped. After we first spotted its headlights to the north about half a mile away, it brightened them considerably, then slowly began to accelerate towards us. We heard no sound until it was almost over us. As it began to move, it dimmed its headlights back to normal. Its altitude could not have been much more than 500 feet as a small red light located at its nose flashed regularly and irregularly. As it approached our position in a horse pasture and side of a small hill, it made a sharp turn sideways, but continued to move towards us sideways.

It extended a pair of lights at its delta-shaped nose as it continued to turn around. Bruce states, "When it came to a complete stop momentarily, it was pointing away from us and not more than a few hundred feet from us." I compare the maneuver to an ice skater making a sharp turn on ice. It banked only slightly as it turned. Then the diamond-shape craft began to accelerate away from us. A light on top of the craft at its nose moved downwards as it was extended forward, and ended up on the bottom of the craft as the craft departed! As it left, its taillight began to flash, whereas before it did not strobe. In addition, its strobes did not illuminate any of its fuselage, something that does happen with conventional aircraft. Its skin was stealth black. It produced a whole range of different whining sounds like a series of electrical generators powering up. Its estimated average speed was between 10-15 mph. Dr. Ellen Crystall and I have independently videotaped and photographed this craft dozens of times (you have seen this craft take off from a field at Pine Bush, NY). Each time it did something a little different, giving us more information about this enigmatic craft. The Hudson Valley sightings continue. Graphics are based on measurements taken from captured videoframes. Thanks to Bruce Coronet- Images at:

MANLIUS - At 10:00 PM, on August 20, 2003, on Broadfield Road ten miles east of Syracuse and 200 miles from the previous sighting, the witness states, " I observed a white glowing round object approximately the size of a bottle cap at half an arm's length, slowly traveling from south to north at 40 MPH. The object was low in the western sky flying at an altitude of 300 feet. The object had about the same luminescence as a bright full moon and could still be seen as it passed behind the areas trees. Unrestricted viewing observation time was about two seconds, and total observation time was five seconds before the object left the area.


MOUNT HOLLY - At 4:30 AM, three witnesses were traveling north between Exits 4 and 5 on the NJ Turnpike on August 6, 2003, and saw two giant spotlights shining toward them in the sky couple miles in front us. They looked like headlights on a car but much brighter. As we got closer, I could see some red lights, and the spotlights were no longer as bright and they were shining straight down. I am a 40 year old Mom and I observed this with my 10 year old daughter and my 14 year old son while driving home. More lights were shining to the west and it almost looked like a radio tower with the red lights. As we got closer, I observed there was no tower under these lights. It just hovered in one spot above the trees. The bottom of it looked round, but the front of it looked a little different and that's where the red lights were. I woke up my son to observe this as well. This object was very large and reminded me of the Star Trek Enterprise Spaceship without the tail (that's the best way I can describe it) We observed this for several minutes. It did not move at anytime that we observed it. I wish we had pulled over to sit and watch it but we were in such shock over seeing this incredible sight. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


BARBOURSVILLE - The witness reports, "At 12:15 AM, My mother and I were driving north on Route 10, just a few miles past Davis Creek Mountain on August 8, 2003, on the hillside we could see a super bright blue flashing light that lit up the entire valley between the hills." At first we thought it was an emergency vehicle, but we quickly realized it was way too bright for strobe lights on a police car or fire truck. We never actually saw the craft, but the light was so intense, I'm sure there is no man made light source that could emit that much light. As we approached Barboursville, I saw a small distant flash over the hill to my left which would have been the western sky. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


Ky Settler writes: Just went out to check again, and I must get better binoculars! It looks like there are five of the things I saw the other night which have red, green and white lights on them, and they are in a ring, and way up high. Closer in, and south of my garage is a much larger item, appears to be arrowhead shaped and has mainly white lights all over it. It is in the same position it was in at 12:30 AM, but is now just a little closer to earth. What I can't believe is ... aren't other people seeing these things? This is NOT my imagination. I think I'll follow this a bit more, but from my bedroom window. I am not feeling real safe out there by myself at the moment. Is anyone else in central KY (between Lexington and Louisville) reporting this stuff? Thanks to: Betsy KySettler


TOLEDO -- Lissy Dunning writes: "The date would have been August 13, 2003, at about 2:00 PM, and it was very strange and we won't forget what it was." I am not sure how to draw it, but it was triangle shaped with a bar across the front. I'm 42 years old and have never seen anything like it. In talking to my ex-boyfriend and his cousin, when we described it, they thought it was either a stealth fighter or F-22. My daughter and I viewed pictures of both on the Internet, and it was neither. We didn't see any engines, and the closest we have been able to come to terms of if it's an aircraft is the Aurora, which appears (from the information we read) an experimental aircraft by the Air Force. However, even the picture of the Aurora doesn't look exactly like what we saw. The dimensions are hard to estimate, because it was up in the sky. But, it was tan versus black, like pictures of the Aurora, and it was the same triangular shape, but my daughter thinks the bar in the front could have been some type of stabilizers. It was heading southeast, which is away from the airport. I found that quite odd, as well, since the planes that go over don't generally travel in that direction. Thanks to Lissy

WEST CHESTER - Correction to last weeks story, Kenny Young not Mort Twain sent the following: "This afternoon I talked with researcher Donnie Blessing by telephone concerning her investigation of a UFO sighting on June 2, 2003, that dealt with a reported power outage while the UFO was in relatively close proximity to the witness. Donnie has spoken with the witness and is preparing a report and drawing to send to NUFORC. As we discussed plans on the case and preparations to go about contacting CINERGY to confirm power service disruptions on June 2 around the 2:30 a.m. time frame, it was a big surprise to learn of the major blackout. The data looks very good so far."

FOSTORIA -- George Ritter, who fought in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division, who worked with special forces videotaped UFOs on August 15, 2003, the second day of the Blackout. He continues to take videos of large lake freighter-size cylinders flying over his home, thirty miles from Lake Erie. Photos can be seen at: Weekly Files #34 Views


FRIDLEY -- The witness was out on his balcony on August 3, 2003, at 12:23 AM, and saw a bright star like hovering object. I saw a falling star off to the right of the object and noticed that the object made a swooping motion as if to avoid the falling star. It then continued to keep it's position in the sky where I had first witnessed it, yet constantly in motion. I got my wife and she watched as it continued to make swooping and other maneuvers. These were not the kind of motion you would expect an aircraft to make. As we watched the object my wife and I witnessed multiple falling stars as well as motions from the object that simply cannot be explained as motion from either aircraft or satellite. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


GREEN BAY - Two witnesses report, "While looking at the moon and trying to find the planet Mars on August 13, 2003, at 10:20 PM, my wife and I noticed a moving object." After taking a second glance this T-shaped object was moving from the southeast to the northwest. It was higher than that of an airplane yet not as high as what the stars would be. It had a row of lights in the front that were red and yellowish in color. The lights were twinkling rather fast and behind that was a glob of lights (same color as front row of lights). Whatever this object was it made no sound and moved steadily through the sky. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


LITTLETON -- I was looking out my window on August 6, 2003 at 1:20 PM, and noticed a cylinder-shaped object making tight circles in front of a cloud. At first I thought perhaps it was an eagle, as it did have dark edges and a lighter center, but as it circled I saw it catch the glint of the sun and shine brightly for a second. At this point, I noticed there were two of them circling round and round, in relatively stationary, tight circles. They were several miles to the west, and about 5,000 feet up -- perhaps 1/3 of the way from horizon to zenith. I called to my co-worker and he came over and also saw these objects. Most of the time only one could be seen, but a couple of times the objects were seen to move in an almost synchronized fashion. They may have been cylinder-shaped, as they tilted while circling, but from my perspective it's hard to say -- i.e., they may have been disks. I can say with confidence, they were not airplanes. In any case, they were fascinating to watch for approximately 5 minutes, when I lost them in a cloudbank. This morning I saw a small, silent, dark oval drifting very slowly east out my office window, which occasionally seemed to flash a light. Thanks to NUFORC


GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES -- My home is in the hills, looking south over the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. I have a 180 degree view of several miles from east to south to west. I observed a source of light west towards Point Magu and Vandenberg Air Force Base on August 7, 2003, at 10 PM. The craft was putting off a tremendous amount of strobing light, changing from red to green to blue and white. It was magnitude-3 and about 15 degrees off the western horizon. Viewed through medium power binoculars, I got the sense of a disc or diamond shape. After cruising slowly to the north, the object abruptly disappeared. After the craft disappeared, several helicopters flew through the area. I am familiar with just about every kind of aircraft, but this was something else -- something I've never seen before. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


SEATTLE -- In flight from Hawaii to Seattle, twenty minutes from landing, at 10:15 PM, on August 4, 2003, two witnesses observed a bright red light out of the airplane window. Then a second red light appeared and then a third red light -- making a perfect triangle formation. The flying triangle flew next to our 767 commercial aircraft for two minutes before fading away. Thanks to Peter Davenport

KIRKLAND - A college professor and four college students were on a five day back packing trip in the Pasayten Wilderness the first week of August 2003. We saw a light in the sky on the third, that we could not explain. They were on a hike near Slate Peak, in the North Cascade Mountains near the Canadian border at 6,600 feet elevation trail head is at an old air force listening station. We were sitting around a small camp fire above the lake looking at a perfectly clear night sky. Then a few minutes after 11 PM we saw a bright light like an airplane in the southeast above the mountain ridge. It moved like a helicopter, but made no sound. Four of us witnessed it.

The light then appeared to be moving directly towards our fire. It must be a Forest Service helicopter. Moments after the fire was put out, the light turned away from us and moved directly east. We witnessed the strange light floating lazily for about five minutes. On Monday evening we had another sighting at 9 PM, of what looked like the same object. This time we saw the same intense point of light. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


HOUSTON, BC - On August 13, 2003, at five minutes after the witness packed his camera and tripod and headed over to one of his fields on their farm. He was going to capture some shots of the planet Mars, when he noticed something very odd. In a totally clear sky he watched a cloud starting to form very quickly. As he mentioned, it came out of nowhere and seemed to be shaping up in an oblong shape. Due to the Moon being bright he had no problem in watching this phenomena. There was some type of disturbance, which was taking place in the cloud itself. From end to end of this narrow formed cloud, it looked like someone had taken a shot with a powerful gun, and the force of the shell was cutting through the cloud causing a disturbance within the center of the cloud which ran from end to end. There was no lights/object seen at all, just this strange long mass of cloud, which appeared right out of nowhere. It sat stationary for almost five minutes and dissipated

SALMO RIVER - On August 14, 2003, at 11:20 PM, a husband and wife were traveling back home from Salmo to Nelson on Highway #6, next to the Salmo River when to their right flying at the top of the mountain was a round red ball of brilliant light. The witnesses said it moved too fast to be an airplane and hugged the contour of the mountain. No sound was heard. They watched for about seven seconds. Thanks to Brian Vike email: Website:

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC - A video was taken August 11, 2003, around 6:20 PM of a daylight disc. The observer's wife saw a round object hovering over the trees, that flipped over and it turned bright blood red. She yelled for me, I came out and saw a cigar shaped object, I then ran back inside, to get my new camcorder and pointed at the disc but I had a hard time locating it at first, it was flying very fast. I was shocked. I wasn't laughing when I reviewed the tape. I'm using a JVC mini DV, GR-d90 camcoder. Thanks to Mark and Jeff Rense,


CARACAS -- Mrs. Enza Colucci was followed by an enormous round object, surrounded by blinking blue lights on August 19, 2003, between 8:35 and 8:50 PM. Mrs. Coluchi was very excited and her driver, Mr. Alberto Amorín, phoned CEINPLA immediately to file a report and make their experience known. This is a correction to last weeks sighting report in Argentina.

Later at 12:30 AM, August 20, 2003, three youths, witnessed a luminous object flying over legendary Cerro, while groups opposing the government of President Hugo Chavez manifested their support of a possible recall in the streets of Caracas.
Thanks to: Scott Corrales,


Shepton Mallet Journal reports: "On August 9, 2003, a group of Shepton Mallet residents have said they are convinced they may have seen a UFO flying over the town on Saturday evening." Dozens of people saw a strange light, without any sound at all; make its way east over the town at around 9 PM. Among those who saw it were a group of Westway Lane residents and one of them, Taffy Stride, spoke to this newspaper earlier this week. He said: "The thing was dome shaped and seemed to have a bright white flame at the bottom, but there was no sound at all. "We saw it come down to what seemed to be a few feet above the house. "It was a clear night and after a while, the thing made its way away from the town towards Doulting. The whole thing lasted about 20 minutes. "I had never seen anything like it and I have spoken to several people since who have said exactly the same." Town clerk Graham Brown also saw something. Write to us at the Shepton Mallet Journal, Southover, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1UH or e-mail 8/12/03


ATHENS - At 8:00 in the morning on the June 21, 2003, I visited the Acropolis of Athens and took around 70 photos with my digital camera (Canon IXUS v2) at a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. I am 38 years old, an electrical engineer and businessman, running my own company in the telecom sector, and a happy father of twins. Keep up the good work. Best regards, Chris A. See FF#35 Views of Greek Newspaper photo.


SAROZ BAY -- A glowing orb was observed for five seconds at 10:35 PM, on August 2, 2003. The object was very bright and reflected white lights. It appeared suddenly and disappeared with great velocity within five seconds.

SULOGLU DAM - At 11:31 PM, Murat Ekemen and Ismail Zýpkýn witnessed two sightings on August 2, 2003. A white orb projecting lights appeared for 30 seconds went straight and continued while making zigzag up and down movements and later disappeared.

A UFO flew behind a F-16 fighter and started making unusual maneuvers. The object would come from behind the F-16, then pass it and after holding a distance from the F-16, it would suddenly come to a full stop. As soon as the F-16 got close, it would accelerate and make a distance between itself and the F-16, then it would wait up for the F-16 to catch up.

ANKARA - - On August 10, 2003, at around 11:30 PM, my daughter's friend reported an unusual sighting while she and her family were visiting some friends a couple of blocks away in Turkey's Capitol on Kuzgun Street. While Nergis was sitting in the front garden with her brother and friends she saw a slow moving very bright white light. It started making zigzag maneuvers and then stopped and changed into various colors of red, blue and white. It continued at the same slow speed and suddenly vanished. She called her parents to watch, and coming from behind the clouds were 14 UFOs headed northwest. The ones in the front were side by side and behind each other all having white lights. The ones in the back row were reflecting red lights and were cigar shaped UFO's.l . Thanks to Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Turkey:Sirius UFO Center Turkey

ALIEN PLAN FOR HUMANS - Information from Abductees

Michael Menkin's website contains the following remarkable information from abductees that is worth considering: There will be some kind of final event or invasion. Many abductees will participate in the event and perform tasks that the aliens have trained them to do. According to one abductee, it takes two pilots to control one alien spacecraft. The aliens are short on pilots so they are training abductees to pilot their spacecraft during the final event! One abductee, a woman in her mid fifties, is being trained to rescue aliens on the ground during the event, so the aliens must be considering that they will meet resistance for whatever they plan to do. An abductee in England reported that large groups of abductees are taken to some kind of meeting center and receive a presentation about the aliens' plans for the future, which includes a climatic event. Aliens will take all of the children they are working with at their final act. The parents of several child abductees reported this information. Here's what an alien/human hybrid telepathically told an abductee as reported in his book, The Threat by David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.

"And he's saying to me that, 'You know how you have memories?'
And I'm saying like, 'What do you mean, memories?'
He's saying, 'You know how you remember your father, your mother, your sister, the birthday parties?'
I think he's giving me an example and I'm saying yes.
And he goes, 'Someday people who are like you will not have those memories either. They'll be like me.' Like him meaning.
And I'm saying, 'What do you mean by that?'
He's saying, 'Don't you understand that?'
I said no, or rather, I don't say no, I just shake my head. And then again he tells me to listen.
He says, 'There will be only one purpose for you. You won't have memories like you do now.'
I'm asking him like, 'You mean me?' He goes, 'No, the people who will come after you.'
I don't know what he means by that.
He's asking me, 'Are you understanding?'
I'm shaking my head like I don't. I'm asking him, 'They're not going to take me away, are they?'
And he's saying, 'They don't need to take you away. They will come.'
I don't know what he means by this. Again I ask him what are they doing.
He looks down and he looks up at me again and he lifts his arm up. He is saying something like, 'Do you see this?'
And I say, 'What, your arm?'
He goes, 'Never mind.'
I said, 'No, tell me. Tell me. What are the aliens doing?'
And he's saying all they're interested in, that no matter what happens at all, is that they control."


There will be a world wide blackout which will paralyze every industrial country in the world. The blackout will last for days.The aliens will accomplish the blackout by transmitting large amounts of electricity into power relay stations and blowing out their circuit breakers.The aliens developed this technique in the 1960's as documented in the book, Incident at Exeter by John G. Fuller. This scenario was also confirmed by an abductee who was taken during a blackout in the 1960's.

Every country's defenses will be disabled. Aliens have disabled ICBMs in their silos, missiles in flight as recorded by Air Force motion pictures, missile defenses in the US, Russia, and other countries. Aliens have flown over and tested the defenses of many military installations around the world as described in Timothy Good's book, Above Top Secret, The Worldwide U.F.O. Cover Up. For information on UFO encounters with our defenses see the books of U.S. Marine Corps Major Donald E. Keyhoe and Richard Dolan's book, UFOs and the National Security State. Thanks to Michael Menkin, see his excellent Website at:


Starting September 3, 2003, as a regular segment of the "WakeUP USA- A UFO Study show, hosted by Jim Hickman on the Stardust Radio Network a MUFON HOUR will be aired every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, CST. "The MUFON Hour" will be an exciting with Jim Hickman a MUFON Research Specialist for Media Operations and a UFO investigator. The first guest speaker will be MUFON International Director, John Schuessler. If your radio does not carry the show you may listen at: Jim's "Hickman Report" website is at: You can phone the show at: 319-648-3101.


By NICHOLAS WADE - Biologists have found a class of chemicals that they hope will make people live longer by activating an ancient survival reflex. One of the chemicals, a natural substance known as resveratrol, is found in red wines, particularly those made in cooler climates like that of New York. The finding could help explain the so-called French paradox, the fact that the French live as long as anyone else despite consuming fatty foods deemed threatening to the heart. Besides the wine connection, the finding has the attraction of stemming from fundamental research in the biology of aging. The chemicals are designed to mimic the effect of a very low-calorie diet, which is known to lengthen the life span of rodents. Scientists involved in the research say that human life spans could be extended by 30 percent if humans respond to the chemicals in the same way as rats and mice do to low calories.

Even someone who started at age 50 to take one of the new chemicals could expect to gain an extra 10 years of life, said Dr. Leonard Guarente of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the pioneers of the new research. The new result was announced last week at a scientific conference in Arolla, a small village in the Swiss alps, by Dr. David A. Sinclair of the Harvard Medical School. Thanks to New York Times.

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