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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
March 24, 2004

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UFO's over Ohio and Mars

Mars UFO Streaks By Over the Ancient Salty Sea, Mars Rock on A Rock with face, Connecticut - Two Bright Objects Streak, New York – UFO Photographed plus Flying Triangle, Delaware -Two Very Fast Lights, Virginia – UFO Videotaped, Georgia - Silver Cigar, South Carolina - Formation Races Across Sky, Florida - Orange Sphere and Bouncing Balls, Mississippi –Flying Triangle, Ohio - Silver Metallic Cigar and Flying Triangle, Louisiana - Seven Spheres Become a Triangle, Colorado - Strange Oval, New Mexico - Chevron UFO, California - Lights Hovering, Flying Triangle and Disc, Washington - Fishing Vessels Observe Disc, Canada – Fire Ball, Peru - Testimony of a Close Encounter, UK/Scotland – Disk, England - Brilliant Trident Light, United Arab Emirates – Diamond UFO, and Australia-UFO Hovers.

SETI Institute Uses Carrot-on-stick of Finding ET

Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain,

“More than 10,000 sightings have been reported, the majority of which cannot be accounted for by any "scientific" explanation... I am convinced that these objects do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nation on Earth. I can therefore see no alternative to accepting the theory that they come from some extraterrestrial source.” Printed in Sunday Dispatch, London, July 11, 1954.

Mars UFO Streaks By

Observing the sky with the green filter of its panoramic camera, the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit came across a surprise: a streak across the sky. The streak, seen in the middle of this mosaic of images taken by the navigation and panoramic cameras, was probably the brightest object in the sky at the time. Only Viking 2, has a polar orbit that would fit with the north-south orientation of the streak. Said Mark Lemmon, a rover team member from Texas A&M University, Texas, "Is this the first image of a meteor on Mars, or an image of a spacecraft sent from another world during the dawn of our robotic space exploration program? We may never know, but we are still looking for clues."

Thanks to JPL. Notice similarity to Fostoria, Ohio UFO photographed over frozen lake.

Mars - Salty Sea 'Excellent' Site to Search for Life

JPL/NASA has announced that a salty sea once washed over the plains of Mars at the Opportunity rover's landing site, creating a life-friendly environment more earthlike than any known on another world. Opportunity has found evidence for the shores of a large body of surface water which left their marks in rocks that developed at the bottom of the sea. Opportunity found a distinct chemical makeup in the rocks and unique layering patterns that must have been generated by slow-moving water in an evaporating sea, researchers said.

JPL is slow to make announcements but Filer Research Institute and its supporters are finding strong indications for a history of life on Mars. In recent days, the images coming from the Rovers is extremely limited to mostly uninteresting views. Frankly, there seems to be an effort to not make all information available because we are finding evidence of an ecosystem on Mars. It is quite likely living microbes are visible at this time. Direct sunlight is available as an energy source. Some Opportunity images indicate the fossil remains of various crinoids, and small sea animals. Temperatures even now on Mars are not more severe than Antarctica where life now exists. The apparent fact that Mars once had a warm sea, indicates fish and sea animals once existed on Mars in a warm climate. This gives credence to the finding of symbols and letters on Martian rocks indicating relatively intelligent humanoids.

Mars Rock on a Rock Near Face?

In examining the Rover images, there is often evidence of an ecosystem, symbols and letters. The Spirit image shows a rock laying on top of a rock on Mars. Analysis and color indicates these are different separate rocks.

How likely during an explosive blast from an asteroid would a rock land on another rock? To the right of the rock is an apparent face laying in the sand? On its left sideof the double rock is a white symbol 'P." To the left is a rock chisel like tool, that could have made the symbol.

JPL images divided the rock in half. The two large rocks are the same rock with different views. see
These anomalies are difficult to explain unless alien intelligence was present to move the rock, and make carvings. What do you think?

Connecticut - Two Bright Objects Streak

WILLINGTON – The witness saw two circular objects streak across the sky at 7 PM on March 15, 2004. He says, “I don't know if I saw a craft, but they were larger and brighter than shooting stars and they moved across the sky together and then one seemed to disappear while the other continued on straight across the sky until I could no longer see it through the trees. The two objects were a bright, white, yellow in color. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

New York – UFO Photographed plus Flying Triangle

WANTAGH – The photographer had been taking picture of the sunset. When developing the pictures, he saw a white sphere in the background & enlarged it showing what appears to be a UFO at 5 PM on March 14, 2004. The white color was shaped like a sphere but had something white spilling from underneath in the center dropping like a tear drop. The sun was already setting well below the object leaving it against a dark blue backdrop. UFOcenter

LAKE GROVE – The observer went out to bring his SUV into the garage and saw a flying dark triangular shaped object in the western sky at 6:23 PM on March 16, 2004. He states, ‘It moved like no man made object I have ever seen with blue lights at the corners, and it was spinning in a circular motion.” Then it flew north and just hovered there for a few minutes, then it just took off like a flash disappearing from sight not to return again. I was speechless! Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Delaware -Two Very Fast Lights

NEW CASTLE -- Two round white lights were seen moving very fast horizontally across the sky at 7:30 PM on March 15, 2004. All of a sudden one just disappeared and the other shot off in a 90 degree angle and accelerated very quickly and disappeared. A similar report from Rhode Island for the same time and date. PD)) UFOcenter

Virginia – UFO Videotaped

WILLIAMSBURG – Two witnesses were able to video an object that was changing color, shape, and size. There were many lights around the spaceship looking object with one larger brighter light in the center. It hovered for at least two hours, but moved slowly. At times it would move quickly and seem to camouflage itself by getting much larger. This siting occured on March 12, 2004, for two hours and thirty minutes. It spun and changed colors. One of the observers is employed by a security department and twenty years service and I feel very trustworthy. I feel myself to be a very honest person. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Georgia - Silver Cigar

MARIETTA – On March 10, 2004 a couple was driving north on Johnson Ferry Road at about 2:20 PM, and looked east out the window into the clear blue sky and due east was a silver airplane with no wings. The sky around it shimmered in kind of a circular pattern. It didn't seem to be moving at all, and there was no sound. After watching a couple of minutes, I wondered why I couldn't see the wings. I'm slightly nearsighted (20/40) so I put on my glasses to see it better. It looked the same - still no wings. I watched about another 30 seconds or so; then it disappeared as I watched. It didn't get smaller like it was going away, nor did it go behind a cloud. It just kind of clicked off. I told my husband that I think I just saw a UFO. We got home about five minutes later and heard jets overhead. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

South Carolina - Formation Races Across Sky

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Three amber objects in a "V" formation, one slightly out of formation, approached from the southwest at midnight on March 17, 2004, with a cloud ceiling at 10,000 feet. I saw them at about 30 degrees above the horizon. They were above the ceiling for at times and one would disappear behind a cloud. They raced overhead to the northeast where I lost sight at about 25 degrees above the neighbor's trees. They covered what I would estimate 120 degrees of visible sky in about 6 seconds. Not a sound was heard. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Florida - 0range Sphere and Bouncing Balls

ST. PETERSBURG -- Mary Margaret Zimmer, MUFON State Section Director is investigating a report, that at about 11 PM, on March 14, 2004, the witness went out on her third floor balcony and noticed a somewhat hazy night sky. She saw a sudden fuzzy light about the size of a basketball that appeared above the tree tops and seemed to be bouncing ping pong fashion in a straight line from the south towards the north and was quickly followed by two more similar lights that also flew in this bouncing manner. She followed the three lights until they could no longer be seen because a nearby building blocked her view. She ran to another window but they had disappeared. Thanks to Mary Margaret Zimmer, MUFON SSD FL, ASD

WINTER SPRINGS/OVIEDO – The witness saw a round orange sphere that looked like a meteor moving into the atmosphere at a very low speed, without a tail. The sphere moved very slow and made a U shaped turn after which it faded away slowly in over ten seconds. The object completely disappeared at 12:45 AM, on March 12, 2004. It blinked bright orange one more time then vanished, but fifteen seconds later it reappeared but looked dim like a star. Then, it was no longer orange colored but, we knew it wasn't a star because it was moving until it disappeared past the roof of an adjacent apartment building. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Mississippi – Flying Triangle

MERIDIAN -- Chris Shelton a teacher writes, “The last encounter was on Thursday, February 19, 2004, when I was heading home to Toomsuba. I live on a country road called Smith Spur. I was coming to the end of Will Garret Rd., when I noticed up in the sky there was this mysterious triangular shaped vessel hovering at tree top level. I pulled over on the side of the road and watched for five minutes as the vessel just sat there taking no notice as I watched through the windshield of my car. It was a solid black flying triangle and it stood out against the bright night sky with three white lights underneath near each point. In the center of this triangle of lights was a red flashing light. The vessel was hovering over a small pond at 6:45 PM. I didn't think much else of it, so I started the car and left as I wanted to get home. Thanks to Chris Shelton

Ohio - Silver Metallic Cigar and Flying Triangle

LYNDHURST -- In bright sunlight, driving north on Brainard road, just before Mayfield on February 11, 2004, at 8:22 AM., I noticed a long, silver object to left center, about 50 degrees above horizon. I stopped at the traffic light and saw the object had no wings or tail assembly. It was 1/2 inch in length at arm's length. It had high reflectivity with one dark spot midway on the body. The object kept a constant side on view, rapidly receded away to the north in less than 5 seconds and disappeared. It did not bank and turn, there was no vapor trail, and I heard no sound.

Fostoria UFO video taped on February 28, 2004, by George Ritter. Note ice on pond eliminating possibility of insects. Similar to photo taken over Mars by Rover.

FOSTORIA – The witness was talking to his brother on the phone and as he walked outside at 6:23 PM, he saw a triangle shaped object flying slowly over his house on March 16, 2004. It flew only as high as the tree tops and had pale yellow lights at each triangle tip and a red light in the middle of the craft. All lights were underneath the craft and it made absolutely no sound and left no trail of any kind. It flew from the southeast to the northwest over the city. I live on the east side of the city. I watched it as far as I could see it. I was describing the whole event to my brother on the phone. What could this have been? I have never seen anything like it. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Louisiana - Seven Spheres Become a Triangle

NEW ORLEANS -- At approximately 9:15 PM on March 16, 2004, the witness was walking his dog in River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans and glanced up to see a group of grayish white spheres traveling through the sky. They were silent, and fast as the whole event took less than ten seconds. He watched them fly overhead, and just as they did, the line broke formation and formed a triangle with one sphere in the middle. I noticed as they moved they sort of fluttered, not much though, as if they were being knocked by slight currents in the air. They appeared small to me, and I probably wouldn't have noticed them had there not been so many of them. I will admit that I have never believed in these sorts of things. I am not a sci-fi fan or anything like that. I am still skeptical of what I saw, but I will certainly never forget it. One more fact to add to my skepticism, I live within 10 miles of the New Orleans International Airport. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Colorado - Strange Oval

DENVER -- On Tuesday, March 9th, and at 4:15 PM in the vicinity of 32nd and Federal the witness was walking his dog and almost directly overhead spotted a round gray object moving to the northeast at a fairly high speed. The object was the size of a BB at arm's length. To the northeast there were five similar objects that were silent and flying in a loose formation at less than 5,000 feet.

The pilot of a light plane flying south might have seen these craft if he were looking up. I believe the objects were At 4:45 PM, I spotted a black cylindrical object with a white tail below it hanging motionless about 30 degrees in the sky. Looking at it through my binoculars it appeared like a cluster of orange balloons with red lights on them. The white tail appeared rigid. I watched for about five minutes as the object began to rise higher in the sky. I am a MUFON member and watch the sky quite a bit. The 6 objects I saw did not appear any different than ones I have seen in UFO films and videos shot worldwide over the years. Witness is MUFON member in Colorado. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

New Mexico - Chevron UFO

ALBUQUERQUE – There was a sighting at 8:08 PM on March 16, 2004, in what appeared to be a chevron shaped formation of eight diamond lights flying overhead. The size was that of three Airbus 300 aircraft flying in tight formation, and not a sound was herd. I would gage the speed of the craft at or clots to 300knts. Altitude around 800/1000 feet. I could clearly see the diamond shaped lights and could make out the reflective shape of what I would call the leading edge. The fly by lasted only 25 seconds no course changes were seen. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

California - Lights Hovering, Flying Triangle and Disc

VALENCIA – The observer spotted an unusual hovering object in the distance at 10 PM on March 14, 2004. The shape was somewhat difficult to see, as it was far away, and high, in a dark sky. However, three lights, in a horizontal row, each light seemingly was multicolored with white, pink, and green. It stayed in the same position until I went to bed and could have been a possible blimp? The husband is an astrogeophysicist and said that it was the closest thing he's ever seen to a UFO.

LOS ANGELES – The witness saw a flying triangle with unfamiliar red, green, and blue light patterns. The object had an abnormal flight path at 8 PM on March 8, 2004 and flew low, then high over the area. The lights changed from white to colored lights. We've been seeing this thing for a couple of weeks. It was very strange and didn't look like a police helicopter because it flew too high for that.

R. David Anderson writes, “I have been seeing these UFO's while working on a sunroom addition on our house.” I noticed one twice last week while I was working and on March 22, 2004. I finished up around 4 PM, and rested with my new 4.3 digital camera nearby. After about 35 minutes, I saw the UFO to the north flying at about 30 mph and was probably about at least 250 feet high. It's direction of travel was toward the Southeast. I picked up the camera and began to take pictures, following it's movement as it went from the northern sky to the eastern sky in about 45 seconds. It went behind a large tree. When it came back into my view it had climbed much higher and began to dim as it moved farther away. R. David Anderson. My seven year old daughter also saw this UFO. Thanks to R. David Anderson

Washington - Fishing Vessels Observe Disc

NEAH BAY -- Four fishing vessels 50 to 60 miles off the west coast of Neah Bay watched a disc for half an hour. What appeared to be a discus shaped large object with very bright lights was seen at 6:23 PM on March 16, 2004. The object had mostly white lights, but there were also red and green lights that seemed to be mimicking the vessels running lights for navigational purposes. The object would move at extreme rates of speed back and forth in a horizontal direction. Then, occasionally at a high rate of speed it flew straight up into the sky. The object seemed to hover above one of the vessels in particular and then flew straight up into the sky and was gone. I was told this by several of the eye witnesses.

SEATTLE -- The observer was driving south on I-5 and noticed a jet flying east across the sky when another jet appeared without wings at 1 PM on March 8, 2004. As I watched it more, there was no jet, and the trail wasn't getting any longer. It was completely horizontal and fairly high in the sky, and as I looked at it more over a period of about a minute, I swear it looked like a perfect row of small windows going down the length of it. It also seemed to have a perfect, long, cylindrical shape, with the windows going down the middle. I could tell it was cylindrical because the top and bottom kind of faded as if there was some roundness to the object. I couldn't tell how high it was in the sky, but the object looked enormous. After about two minutes of watching, the object performed a four second fade out from being completely visible to disappearing completely. I've never witnessed the trail of a jet disappear that quick after being visible for that long. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Canada – Fire Ball

ONION LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN - On the evening of March 21, 2004 at about 8:00 or 8:30 as I was sitting in my car, I saw what looked like a comet as it appeared within seconds at first it looked blue and then turned to a yellow orangey color and then it disappeared. It came from the east . I am in Onion Lake Saskatchewan located 30 minutes south of Lloydminster. HBBC UFO Research would like to point out that what the witness saw was a Fireball. Many folks saw the same object that evening. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director

Peru - Testimony of a Close Encounter

LIMA -- Ricardo Gonzalez writes, The Air Forces of several countries like Chile, Uruguay and Perú have created specialized UFO military research departments. In Perú, the former hub of the Inca Empire, close encounters have been recorded on numerous occasions. The question is: Why are they observing us? I was 14 in 1988, when I saw a luminous object shaped like a drop of water that moved silently west towards the Pacific Ocean. The press and TV carried it and I became more interested. I was sure these had a direct connection with extraterrestrial intelligences. I did possess that unexplainable certainty but had to wait for another five years to confirm these sensations. In October 1993, I was enrolled in marketing and administration courses at the Instituto Peruano de Marketing, and closing my eyes and settled myself in the chair when a strange voice in my head said, “Don't stop seeking, we are extraterrestrial beings and are coming in contact with you,”. “You will undergo a preparation that will lead you to get to know us physically.” At that point I said: “I need proof to know that this is true.” And the “voice” responded by suggesting: “Go up to the roof and there you will see us…”My younger brother Pepe came up with me and shouted.

“A UFO! A UFO! That light is moving!” And, indeed, a concentrated or solid point of red light appeared that was shaped like a boomerang. For some instants it remained above us. Then, it returned traveling east towards the Andes mountains. Upon listening to my brother's screams, my parents and sister Mariella, also came up to observe it slowly leave in a silent manner. In that moment I “heard” the voice telling me something like: “We come with good intentions. Just as we have proceeded today with you, we have done so with others and we'll continue doing so in the future so that you can (collectively) gradually become aware of our presence. You will not only be in contact with us. You will also be in contact with other beings that are waiting for you.” I wondered what they were trying to tell me with this. Then, there was silence and the UFO was gone. This was the beginning of the contact and as the years went by I was able to understand. Everything would be different after this unique experience. To be continued. Translated by Giorgio Piacenza

England - Brilliant Trident Light and Diamond

EAST LONDON -- This trident shaped light hung in the West-North-West sky which we, my wife and 2 children, at 6:23 PM on March 16, 2004, observed returning home from Heathrow, a distance of 25 miles. No stars where visible at the time, although the moon was full in the East. I have observed an object exactly the same in appearance last year in the morning sky which was seen by a dozen other people waiting on the train platform with me.

NOTTINGHAM - On February 25, 2004, at 11:20 PM, the witness was having a cigarette and noticed a very bright light that looked like a diamond shape with the bright light at the front, at the top was a green light but that was not flashing. Then, at the bottom there was an orange light, which was also not flashing. The back light was flashing that was white but not as bright as the front light. The lights on it must have been bright because I saw the wings of the craft outlined by the light. The wings were a very sharp triangle with a haze around it. The movements were just too fast to have been any of our aircraft. It must have seen something I wasn't supposed to have seen.

BLACKPOOL -- I got off a bus and saw a gold object moving across the sky on February 29, 2004, at 4 PM, with no lights or wings. The object was cartwheeling slowly across sky. (Rolling across sky looked kind of like this! --> 8 0 8 0 8 0, first two balloon shapes but as it spun you saw one balloon shape then two...) It went slowly across the sky. I was near home, so I wanted to get witnesses, but as I ran stuff fell out of my bag in the street, and I lost sight of the object. It made no sound and left no trails. I took photos with my rubbish camera, but only one picture revealed the object. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

United Arab Emirates – Diamond UFO

DUBAI – The observer spotted a clear diamond shape thing with blue and orange light that came close to landing, but did not land at 2 AM, on March 16, 2004. The light was true and real bright blue orange light, then the shape of the ship started to appear like a diamond. It started to close down to the face of the earth, and suddenly disappeared away like lightning.

Australia - UFO Hovers

PERTH – A disc shaped object flew from a nearby hill then overhead in a ‘V' formation. It hovered for about three minutes, then flew over our heads in a suburban area in daylight at 12:24 PM on March 14, 2004. It flew at aslow pace then sped off extremely fast.


BORDENTOWN, Days Inn on March 27 & 28, 2004. There is a great line-up of speakers: Dr. Michael Salla, Kenn Thomas, Rosemary Guiley, Tom Van Flandern, Ray Cecot, Dr. T. Peter Park, A. & L. Volpe, and Jay Solomon Contactee. For full information, visit

SETI Institute Uses Carrot-on-stick of Finding ET

BOSTON -- Author, publisher and UFO/ET reality proponent, Claude DiDomenica of, submitted an open letter to Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. The letter was prompted by a March 21, 2004 article in The Sydney Morning Herald in which the Paul G. Allen Foundations donated $13.5 million to the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute towards construction of the Allen Telescope Array or ATA. This brings Mr. Allen's total donations to SETI to a whopping $25 million for this project. So, what is the big concern about funding for a radio telescope? DiDomenica explains. "I'm concerned that the SETI Institute is using the carrot-on-stick scenario of finding radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. "At the sametime, SETI maintains that '...the lack of credible physical evidence has made it difficult for serious scientists to believe that UFOs have anything to do with extraterrestrial visitors.'" DiDomenica disputes this statement as absurd and untrue. In fact, he has compiled a list of credentialed UFO/ET reality proponents. These scientists include such people as: * Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut * Dr. Bruce Maccabee, physicist * Dr. Brian O'Leary, former NASA scientist-astronaut * Stanton Friedman, BSc and MSc degrees in physics * Dr. Leo Sprinkle, psychologist * Dr. John Mack, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University * Dr. Bruce Coronet, evolutionary biologist * Dr. Brian Crissey, computer scientist.

"The DiDomenica Equation" disputes Frank Drake of SETI, who promotes the belief that the best chance for making contact with extra-solar intelligent beings is via radio telescopes. "The DiDomenica Equation," DiDomenica quotes a March 1, 2004 Wisconsin Technology Network article that states: "According to Drake, it is possible to send a 60-second telegram at the speed of light to the far side of the galaxy for only a dollar's worth of energy." DiDomenica points out by rough calculation "Drake's telegram will take 75,000 years to reach its intended recipient. Therefore, it would take 150,000 years round trip to get a reply!" He finds it absurd that some scientists still cling to the notion that the vastness of space prohibits interstellar travel, thus making radio signals the best way of finding ET life in the cosmos. DiDomenica points out, "It is obvious the ET beings visiting us circumvent the too long a time it would take light-speed barrier, in traveling here." DiDomenica has come up with The DiDomenica Equation, which goes as follows: 'Institutionalized absurdity by credentialed scientists does not equal truth.'The reality is that not only do ET beings exist, but they are here visiting Earth NOW.”

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