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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
October 8, 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. This week's files investigate: At least 100 billion planets in Milky Way, Space ships and generation arks, Mars Hubble Telescope photo shows green growth of vegetation, Massachusetts - the black void changed it's shape, New York - flying triangle only 40 feet altitude, New Jersey photos of UFO, South Carolina frequent sightings, Florida craft shoots off at incredible speed, Kentucky - strange vanilla star-like light descends over yard, Ohio monster craft, Michigan - large slow moving object, Wisconsin flashing strange lights, Oklahoma - bright silver orb followed by two cylinder craft, Louisiana - a twenty minute flying triangle, Texas flying triangle, moving north, Colorado - perfect parallelogram with dark splotches, California - wobbling saucper-shaped object, Canada - strange UFO, Hawaii - sphere flickered between white and red, Nepal new subscriber in Nepal, and Australia - UFO sighting twice.


About 5 percent of relatively nearby Sun-like stars are known to harbor planets. But researchers typically find more extrasolar worlds the longer and harder they examine a star. So most astronomers assume the number is higher. A new set of calculations estimates that at least 25 percent of all Sun-like stars in our galaxy have planets around them. "We are not saying that 25 percent of stars have planets -- we are saying that at least 25 percent of Sun-like stars have planets," says Charles Lineweaver of the University of New South Wales in Sydney. "It could be the case that close to 100 percent of stars have planets. This means that there are at least 100 billion stars with planets in our galaxy." And with roughly 400 billion stars thought to populate the Milky Way, the number of planets could be higher, he said. Lineweaver and colleague Daniepl Grether took into account how lengthy monitoring and improved techniques have found planets around the handful of stars that are monitored. They also considered that stars with highly active surfaces can make planet detection more difficult, and the fact that any smaller planets, akin to the rocky worlds in our solar system, are not yet detectable at all. "If the Sun were one of the stars being monitored, we still would not have detected any planets around it," Lineweaver points out. Previous similar estpimates have put the figure as high as 15 percent. A paper on the new calculations will be published in December in the Astrophysical Journal. In previous work, Lineweaver estimated there might be 30 billion Earth-sized planets in the galaxy.


Isaac Asimov advocated the idea of "generation arks," that are enclosed artificial planets that travel through space on long interstellar voyages. Equipped with homeostatic ecologies, Asimov's arks could carry passengers from star to star over hundreds of years. The original colonists who set off on journeys aboard the arks would likely not see the voyage through to the end. However, future generations, born within the arks' delicate enclosed biosphere's, could eventually finish the journey initiated by their ancestors. In fact, the story of Noah's Ark may be based on one of these arks traveling from one planet to another. NASA designed an enclosed Ark, that has never been built.


Hubble Telescope is picking up green and blue colors on Mars particularly now that summer as started in the southern hemisphere. The Hubble routinely photographs green patches on Mars that I feel is vegetation or green algae or mold. The white South Pole has been melting and sending water further north. Photo thanks to NASA.


MARSTONS MILLS - This is the second time in the past year that this incident has happened. On September 25, 2003, at 10:20 PM, I was walking my dogs, they started to pace and hide behind me, much like they do when there is a storm w/lightning and thunder. Then almost exactly as it happened before, the area above me turned pitch black. I mean it was as if the sky had been painted over. The area was huge from my vantage point and there were no stars, no clouds, and no light of any kind. I could see a defined edge but the sphape changed from oblong to kidney shape and then to a distorted sphere of some kind. There was no noise of any kind, and the black shape moved at a pretty slow pace. It covered very little area in the 5 or so minutes that I could see it. I was determined to get a picture of it and I walked over to my car and grabbed the binocular/digital camera I bought myself a few weeks ago to snap pictures of the birds around my yard. I started snapping like mad and took at least 50 exposures. None of them ended up loopking like anything except a shot of BLACK and nothing else.

But tonight I saw it again and this time it hung there in the sky for a good while. The creepy part of the whole thing was that last time I only saw it for a few moments maybe 1/2 a minute but this time not only did I see it on approach to where it stopped, but I saw it leave as well. It just picked up speed and within a few seconds it had risen into the night sky and I could see stars taking the place of the object as it rose and then it was gone out of site. It was awesome and I wish I knew what the heckp it was and who the heck they were. Thanks to Peter Davenport


CATSKILL AND COXSACKIE EXITS Ed Tou writes, He was driving on the New York State Thruway and observed a triangular shaped craft with red lights on Saturday, September 27 at 8:30 PM. It hovered over the northbound side of the thruway. All cars immediately sped up to 80-85mph to get a better view, so I know others witnessed the craft. The object approached from the north and was triangular in shape with 3 red lights at each point. It approached the lane I was in and hovered overhead about 40 feet up. The body of the object was gray/metallic and I had a clear sense this craft was otherworldly.

SCHENECTADY -- This is a second sighting for me. Five of us previously witnessed a UFO in 1995, and reported it to the local police who shrugged it off. The UFO was the size of two large airplanes but in a shape like a stealth bomber. The body was gray with many lights. It hovered over us and made absolutely no sound. We stood in awe and the object darted to the right and then a sharp left. Within seconds it was just a dot of light in the sky and then it vanished. Thanks to Ed Tou

FORT EDWARD A Father and daughter were walking in from the barn and the Father said, "Look how clear the sky is and to look at all the stars and the numerous aircraft." He mentioned that he hadn't seen this many planes in the sky at once. Then, in the sky above our house was a long object, very bright, and moving slowly. It was a flying cylinder.

FLORAL PARK -- A medical professional saw a spherical object intersecting a jet contrail on September 24, 2003, at 6 PM. The jet aircraft was flying over my yard at about 30,000 feet in a northeast direction. The witness says, I was watching contrails when I noticed a spherical silvery object-intersecting the contrail. The object then slowly disappeared like it was ascending


HUDSON RIVER I received a phone call from a 60 year-old electrician who was walking near the river on September 17, 2003, at about 6:30 PM, when he noticed the crossing contrail of a F-16 military jet. A larger cylinder without wings followed the jet. He was looking closely at the silver cylinder that changed to a charcoal color, then to black, and then suddenly disappeared. After it disappeared, a second tan cylinder appeared that was about the size of a commercial airliner. Neither of the cylinders was followed by contrails, while the military jet and other air traffic were leaving contrails.


On September 13, 2003, the observer was just taking random pictures of the sky at 2:15 PM, for five minutes and found an unidentified object in the picture, when viewing them on the computer. The camera is a Pentax Optio 230 2.3 MegaPixel. The pictures before and after do not have the object so it was there only momentarily. It may have been just zipping by, since the photographer never actually saw the object. Again on September 16, 2003, at 12:30 PM, and even better picture was taken. The photo taken on the 13th of Sept at first glance just looks like a bird but when the photo was blown up 3 or 4 clicks it became questionable. Because the object is at a level where at the angle I was shooting from put it in the center of a long white cloud behind it, it is very hard to get a defining line for the top surface but under the object, the dark part, is hanging down like jelly fish tendrils. The top surface is shiny, reflecting light, defining line for the surface seems to be flooded out. The photo on Sept 16 is different in that there were no clouds in the sky. The sun was almost directly overhead behind me slightly to the left or western sky. I was taking random pictures into the northeastern sky, which appeared a very dark blue azure so the objects lines of definition can be made out when blown up even just slightly. I printed a normal size picture and looked at it with a magnifying glass and was able to clearly see that this is not anything I can identify. There appears to be a clear or light bluish trail or emission on the left side of the object. I need someone with better equipment and knowledge of various sightings to take a look to verpify if this is something that others have gotten pictures of and anything you can tell me because I am very curious about these things. Thanks to WUFOD-I.2-844-NJ


Peter Davenport reports, "There have been 18 reported UFO sightings in the Myrtle Beach area since 1995. Seven of those sightings occurred the summer of 2003, as follows:

SEPT. 10 | A circle-shaped object with bright red lights appeared off the coast of North Myrtle Beach at about 6:30 p.m. In a 45-minute period, extremely bright red lights would appear in different places, last for about five seconds, then disappear. There were about eight sightings in 45 minutes.

SEPT. 10 | A pair of circle-shaped objects with orange/red lights were spotted off the coast of Myrtle Beach at about 8:30 p.m. The lights flashed on and off for several seconds before disappearing.

SEPT. 9 | Four orange lights, visible for about 10 seconds, were spotted over Myrtle Beach at about 10 p.m. The lights were configured in a way that they appeared to be the headlights of a car.

SEPT. 9 | A sphere-shaped object described as yellow or orange in color appeared off the coast of Myrtle Beach at about 11:30 p.m. The sphere was visible for about 10 minutes before disappearing.

SEPT. 8 | Balls of bright orange light were reported in different parts of the sky over the ocean in North Myrtle Beach at about 11 p.m. The person filing the report said he and his wife have seen similar lights over the ocean during three previous trips to North Myrtle Beach.

AUG. 26 | Over a two-hour period, bright orange lights were spotted off the coast of Myrtle Beach at about 11 p.m. by a couple stargazing and observing Mars. The lights were visible for a few seconds, and then disappeared before reappearing in different locations.

JUNE 24 | A circular object with three red lights was spotted over Conway at about 11 p.m. The object was visible for about four minutes before disappearing. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOCenter.


HOWEY John writes, I have had multiple sightings this year in Florida (2003). These sightings occurred in Howey a small town, when I saw a red object with blue surrounding lights. Occasionally these colored lights would have smaller white lights that would circle nearby with great speed. The larger objects would move at great speeds but with less frequency. They also moved in l-shaped patterns. I usually observed these objects in the eastern sky. My wife and I have seen them fly directly above our house. We also saw an intense bright light hovering just one foot above the ground. I thought it was someone shining a bright flashlight, but it's motion was very stable and was not held by someone's hand. It just floated and reminded me of those decorative white lights that people put along their sidewalks. We saw the object in a pasture. Thanks to: John


While driving north on towards Palm Beach I noticed a craft that at first resembled a commercial airliner on September 18, 2993, at 1:30 PM. Upon noticing this, I saw it move slowly westward towards PBIA and assumed it must be a plane. Then all of the sudden it dropped around 500 feet straight down. I reached over to get my digital camera on the seat and kept my eyes on it at all times. Just as I was getting ready to take a picture of it, the craft shot off towards the west at incredible speed.

Two hours later, they headed south to Lake Worth Pier to see the waves from hurricane Isabelle and noticed the same craft in the southeastern sky at around 3000 feet that gradually faded away. The strangest thing about both encounters was the fact that it seemed to know it had been noticed and sped away both times before I could get my camera ready. The craft was roughly the size of a commercial airliner in length, and was obviously metallic. It had no wings and had a smooth cigar shape. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOCenter

MIAMI -- I was on my second story balcony smoking a cigarette on September 26, 2003, at 4 PM looking up at a clear sky with a storm coming when a massive object moved at a rapid pace. The witness got a great look at this Indian arrowhead like object. The front part of the triangle had 4 rod shaped glowing fluorescent lights in a wedge shape and 2 on the back corners. The lights did not project. The center of this object looked transparent as it passed. For 15 seconds it sped across the sky without a sound. The pwitness said, I held my hand up at arm's length and the object was slightly larger than my hand and was massive in size. It was flying at low altitude and when it reached the storm to my right, it flew above the storm out of my view." Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOCenter


CORBIN The observer was out on the deck star gazing around 9 PM on September 17, 2003, when a beautiful bright vanilla star about the same size and color as Mars appeared very close overhead and started to smoothly descend. It was a steady light, moving at a controlled deliberate speed. It came in so close to the yard it was level with the high treetops. Although at first I was mesmerized by it's beauty, the closer it got to me, I became terrified, and ran inside. It looked like a bright star with a hard, almost diamond-like brilliant center surrounded by a softer glow of the same color. In addition, at the risk of sounding absolutely bonkers, the reason why I got so frightened was, I felt like it would have come right down to me, if I hadn't gotten out of the way. UFOCenter


GAHANNA - Kenny Young reports that on September 22, 2003, - in a suburb of Columbus a 32-year old father, called to report sighting a massive black 'thing' shaped like a disc, His 31-year old wife, his 13-year old daughter and 9-year old son all agree the object was something strange. The four were driving north on Beaverbrook Road around 7:30 p.m. as dusk was setting in. The disc-shaped object in front of their car and slowly heading west almost seemed to float silently. "This thing was so large you could have put three or four 747 jetliners inside of this thing," the witness alleged. I kept trying to see wings," he said. "But there weren't any. The object looked like it was just floating, really low, just above treetops." The witness discounts any possibility that the object was a" blimp. There were lights around the object. The daughter thought they were orange while the wife said there were multiple colored lights. The lights that were surrounding the disc-shaped object were non-flashing, according to the witness, but more or less changed color "in unison." "What was very strange was when the lights went out and the object went" totally black," the witness said. They tried to follow the soundless object in his car, when it flew over the high school. They did not see any people or traffic. "It was just so huge, I still can't believe it," the claimant asserts. "At one point it blocked out the sun and we were in its shadow." "It was so low that the trees were blocking it, it seemed like it took forever for the object to pass by because it was so slow.

OHIO INVESTIGATION - The Gahanna police department was contacted at 614-471-8080 and the dispatcher taking the call said that she was not on duty yesterday and that there was no logbook available for her to check, but that Officer Jenkinson was the dispatcher on duty at the time. She was not familiar with any reports, however. COMMENT The witness said that his daughter and son have drawn sketches of the object and that their drawings were very similar. He said that he would hook up his scanner and try to get the sketches to me through E-mail. The witness sounded cogent and sincere. Clearly, this is an amazing sighting report to take; the sheer size of this object is absolutely phenomenal. The witness, who characterized this object as a "monster" due to its immense size, seemed to be clear thinking and certain this could not have been pa blimp or other explainable object. In a case such as this, it is reasonable to assume there were other witnesses to the event. As an investigator taking this report, I acknowledge that it is an incredible account to relate but I choose to believe the witness in his sincerity. Thanks to KENNY YOUNG 9-24-3 Bill Hamilton Executive Director Skywatch International, Inc.


ARBOR/ YPSILANTI The witness had just dropped his girlfriend off at work on September 24, 2003, at 11:30 AM, and was driving east and just after crossing Carpenter road, saw a large blimp, but with a closer look, it had corners along the edges. It was dark and as long as a quarter held at arm's length. It was a mile away and roughly rectangular, being maybe four times longer than it was tall. Its outline had corners and it seemed a bit too large and skinny. The witness states, As I got closer, it seemed to become more occluded by the trees so I decided to turn south on Hewitt Road. I am not sure what it was. It was too slow and too big to be an airplane, and its shape didn't seem right to be a blimp. UFOCenter


WESTFIELD -- My husband went out to the upper deck to smoke on September 18, 2003, at 9:45 PM. He shouted, "You're not going to believe this." I looked up and saw these flashing lights: red, green, yellow, orange, blue...flashing!! We watched them through the telescope and binoculars. They didn't seem to move, except up and down. The next night there were two of them with bright colors and flashing. I called the air to ground missile range the next day to see if they were doing anything and they said they don't have anything like that.


MANDEVILLE The observer looked out his window on September 12, 2003, at 2:13 AM, and was looking closely at Mars and noticed another light for a few seconds that became a triangular shape with three red lights. Each light was on at pointed angles. The witness got his binoculars and saw the object hovered had an unusual metal type appearance. The lights and shape were very distinctive. I felt a chill up my spine and a frightened feeling fell over me... Almost doom like yet excited that this maybe a UFO. I was afraid and felt like something was reading my mind and then an image crossed in it and I sensed and could see through my mind's eye an image and also a sound of something near. I froze for a moment and then a sudden heat came over me and then the object in the sky was gone. I was stunned yet an overwhelming calm came over me and I felt safe. UFOCenter


FRISCO On September 27, 2003, at 11:15 PM, a couple saw a flying triangle-shaped UFO flying in a southerly direction just west of TX. There was no sound coming from it at all and it did not seem to be moving very fast, but fast enough to be gone when I tried to find our camcorder. It had lights that just seemed to glow, not beam like a normal aircraft. There were 10 or 12 lights on this object. This was a UFO. I spent time in the navy working on aircraft on the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower and have seen planes flying in formation at night, and this was definitely not normal aircraft. UFOCenter


HUGO - On September 16, 2003, about 3 PM, a married couple was driving back from Hugo to home and spotted a silver orb or globe shaped object, perfectly round. We watched for about 3-4 minutes and the orb (very large) then turned from bright silver to dull gray and vanished. It was flying about 5,000 feet or higher. We turned onto a county road off the highway and then spotted two light brown or tan cylinder objects with blunt ends, about the size of a 757 jet. They were drifting SW about 700 feet altitudep, perfectly silent, and went over the horizon out of sight. This was on a day with the sky mostly clear with a few patchy clouds and slight wind from the north. We heard no sound on cylinders. The cylinders drifted away from us to SW and did not change color but drifted silently out of sight. This all happened in the length of a few minutes. First sighting of the bright, silver orb or globe high up to the west of town and then almost immediately thereafter, sighting the two light brown or tan large cylindeprs drifting silently to SW of town. Both my wife and I saw the same thing. She stayed in car and I got out in the road and watched. My wife made drawings of the objects we saw. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOCenter


PIKES PEAK Around 9:30 PM on September 18, 2003, the witness spotted a very bright parallelogram yellowish glow, that was either moving very slowly or nearly stationary. The witness says, I brought out my field glasses but could not make out any other lights; in fact, there seemed to be dark splotches scattered on it (not symmetrical, just random). Oddly, I could not really get it into focus. It was shimmering, although I could focus on the visitor's center (sharper but much smaller) at the top of Pikes Peak fairly easily. It was quite large in comparison to the visitor's center so it seems I should have been able to see more detail. Trying to use my videocam and my digital still camera proved fruitless...I couldn't even see it in the viewfinders.

It was visible for two hours and appeared to move only slightly from right to left; at one point it was partly obscured by trees which is how I could detect the motion. It did not move up or down, just slowly side to side. It was an absolutely perfect parallelogram (I even looked up a photo of a parallelogram just to make sure). I made my husband come out and look; he saw it but kind of shrugged it off even though he had no explanation for it. It was five times larger than the visitor's center. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOCenter


OAK VIEW -- At about 5:30 PM on September 21, 2003, the wife saw a light glinting off an object in the sky above Nordhoff Peak. The husband got his 7x50 binoculars and saw a clearly visible object above the mountains near Ojai. It was saucer shaped, convex on both sides, and had an aspect ratio of about 1:6. The witness states, I watched it for several seconds, during which it wobbled at a rate of one cycle per three seconds and drifted toward the east. I said that it was a flying saucer, and handed myp wife the binoculars. She watched it for several seconds, and handed the binoculars back to me as she ran to telephone a friend who could possibly corroborate our sighting. The friend was unable to see the object from their point of view, however. I continued to watch the object as it drifted down and toward the east. As it dropped below the horizon, I could see that it was clearly on the near side of the mountain ridge. Meanwhile, my wife had found a neighbor who, unfortunately, arrived too late. We neverp saw any unnatural light or sound come from the object. It never exhibited any non-ballistic motion. We called the police, hoping that someone else had seen and reported it, but with no luck. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOCenter


LAKES DISTRICT - From Decker Lake to Tchesinkut Lake, reports have been coming in about a strange object hovering in the skies on September 20, 2003. "At first I didn't think it was anything because it just looked like" a big plane to me, like a 747 or something. Then about an hour later my buddy called and he was terrified - he couldn't talk because it went right over his house. It was kind of doing switch backs and stuff. He said it was a big triangle, not a plane," said Cherise Lacey, a resident on West Palling Rd., and one of three eye witnesses contacted by LD News. Becky Weimer, who lives on Fourth Ave., saw the strange object about a half-hour later. She said, "I was kind of watching it, and I thought maybe it was stars or maybe a satellite or something. Then a whole bunch of flashes started going off around it, kind of like camerpa flashes when you see them from a distance. They were just going off randomly all around. Both the RCMP, and air traffic officials at the Smithers airport, reported nothing unusual on the night of the sightings." Thanks to Brian Vike CANADA HBCC


HONOLULU A couple was flying from Hawaii to Phoenix on September 17, 2003, at 11:30 PM. And as their plane leveled off, they saw a bright star, possibly Mars, as it would flicker between white and red. About two minutes passed and I looked outside the window again and saw the same star at the same distance. I put on my glasses to see if another plane was also flying in the same direction as it seemed to be keeping the same pace with our plane. At that time the pilot had put on the seat belt light. I dipdn't know why as there was no turbulence at this time. I couldn't quite make out whether it was another plane or a star. It was ahead and to the left of the plane at eye level. A few more minutes passed and suddenly the object made a sharp right turn as though it was about to fly in front of our plane. Our plane continued to fly straight and level. The unidentified light flew with us for five minutes before we lost sight of it. Thanks to Peter Davenport. UFOCenter


NEW SUBSCRIBER IN NEPALLALITPUR -- I'm Rista Rai, From Nepal a very small country on the world map. I'm interested to know more about Unidentified Flying Objects. When I was in 10th standard (in 1996), there was a very short chapter regarding UFOs and from that day onwards I have been eagerly searching for materials regarding this Topic and fortunately I came across your web site, which gave many answers to my questions. I collect interesting information, so can you send me your weekly files, so that I can make my collection more rich and valuable? Actually I'm thinking to publish a book as an Introduction (not more then 250 pages) regarding this topic. Well, my intention is not to earn money but to make people aware of UFOs. I work in the Human Right office, so you can have faith in me. Thanks to Rista Rai, South Asia Forum for Human Rights Nepal or Filer's Files now read in 62 countries.


QUEENSLAND On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 8:40 p.m., a woman named "Louise said she had seen a UFO on her way home from shopping while" driving on the Brisbane Valley highway" in Borallon, near Lowood, Queensland.

"Louise said the object was enormous. It had a black base and" covered the entire road. It was a box-shaped UFO with a searchlight in front and red lights down the sides." Louise's twin sister, Tracy, "rang her to say, 'Sis, you're not going to believe this, but I saw a UFO on my way home from work.'" Tracy's sighting took place at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2003. "Tracy told Louise that she saw the UFO over the Borallon area near Lowood" again." Thanks to John Hayes and Diane Harrison of the Australian UFO Research Network.


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