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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
April 21, 2004

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This weeks files review: ISS Astronauts See Possible UFO, Mars Face Compares with Egyptian Headdress, Connecticut – Flying Triangle, Pennsylvania – Strange Lights, North Carolina - White Silvery Cigar, Florida – UFO Sighting, USAF Flying Saucer?, Wisconsin – Bright Light, Ohio – UFO or Tanker, Indiana – Disc, Tennessee – Arrowhead UFO, Minnesota – Canadian Geese?, Iowa – Egg, Alabama – Plane Hits Unidentified Object, Texas – Disks, California –UFO Photographed, Canada –Fast Moving Lights, and England – Cross.

ISS Astronauts See Possible UFO

Maria Thomé writes from Brazil, “I have something very interesting for you.” Last year, when astronaut ED LU was on the ISS on his mission with Yuri Malenchenko, he said the following: ”When flying on the ISS over the south of Australia, after the sun had just set and when Mars was rising up, through the atmosphere, he flew eastwards and turned his attention to watching the ‘aurora', when suddenly he SAW a "flash of light" amidst the auroral curtains.” It was a "small point" brighter than a typical star. It lasted about 2 seconds and then he saw another flash and then another, all together maybe 5 or 6 flashes over a period of a minute or two. He said, “He never before heard about those flashes coming from auroras... And he later ruled out some explanations, but found nothing that could explain what those "flashes" were?”... So he was left (he and his Russian companion) with a mystery up to now...Don't you think, he really SAW a UFO? Cosmic Greetings and Peace in all frontiers! Thanks to: Maria Thomé in Brazil

Jesus said, "In my Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2

Mars Face Comparison with Egyptian Headdress

Several people have noticed that some faces on Mars wear tall head dress or hats that are similar to Egyptian, Assyrian, Inca, or Mesopotamian head wear. David Grey sent this JPL image.

Face on the edge of Mar's Bonneville Crater with head dress

Headdress is similar to Egypt's god King Narmer 3050 B.C. on slate palette.

This JPL image taken from satellite shows similar headgear. Thanks to Dr.Tom Van Flandern.
Other comparisons are at:

Connecticut – Flying Triangle

ENFIELD -- Coming out of the house last night, at 8 PM, on April 5, 2004, my right eye quickly caught a light, or lights off to the right. I looked up and saw a craft of some kind, so I quickly grabbed my camcorder that happened to be on my front seat. From this point on I have on video, its not the best, I tried to zoom in and out, and the camera didn't like that in darkness. I took a couple of street lights but the craft has three triangle lights, with one in the center flashing. It was coming towards me over the homes. I followed it with the camera until it got to the end of the street, when I noticed another craft coming from the opposite way traveling towards us. The two met at the end of the street.

This other craft was flashing a white light and had stationary lights surrounding it just like the one I saw up close. I got into my truck to go look for them, but they had gone, but above the old town pool park, I saw both of them, hovering, almost fully cloaked. One wasn't all the way cloaked, it's hard to explain, but to the right of the craft, it was lit up, just a little, and its lights were lower, then stronger. It was doing something while the other stayed stationary to its left. Finally the light went out, and both of them were cloaked, but each of the craft had one little light at each end, as if it was a distant star far off. The lights were on each side, with a certain distance apart, the other craft had the same lights barely visible, and they hovered just a little distance from the other.

The one on the left crossed over to the right moving towards me, and it starts to follow me as I am walking. I get inside my truck as it leaves, still cloaked.

I was roughly 35 yards away as I filmed the smaller craft that was a little smaller than a small airplane, that had three lights, one in the center, while the fourth was flashing a white light. A light was also being beamed out towards the other side. The craft went at a good pace; it traveled with one light as a leading part of the craft while the other two lights were on the sides. There was no sound. In the video, it goes behind telephone poles and phone lines. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Pennsylvania – Strange Lights

WILLIAMSPORT -- Lights high in the sky, too high to be radio tower lights, hovering for long time at 6:40 PM, on April 5, 2004. They were flickering red, blue, and bright white background. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

North Carolina - White Silvery Cigar

LINCOLNTON – The witness saw a white silvery cigar shaped UFO at an estimated altitude of 15,000 feet, traveling at a high rate of speed heading due east at 6:40 PM, on April 1, 2004. Five minutes later a second object was seen traveling in the same direction and attitude. There were other aircraft in the same area and following the flight path for landing in Charlotte. There was no reflection off any of the aircraft and nothing out of the ordinary!! Both objects crossed the sky in less than a minutes time. These objects left no vapor trails and no noise was noticed. I am an aviation professional and have not experienced or seen anything that travels at this rate of speed or constructed in this cigar shape pattern. UFOcenter

MOCKSVILLE -- A bright light with a yellowish gold tint hovered over the tree line for a few minutes on April 4, 2004. The light went out at 11:20 PM, after a few minutes. Numerous planes were flying around the area at the time. This is the third time I have seen these lights in the last four months, but on these dates the lights did not go out, they would just move horizontally, stop, move forward, stop, move vertical, etc. There is never any sound and the light is always consistent in strength, never dimming until this event when it just "cut off". Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Florida – UFO sighting

LANTANA -- I was hoping you would be able to help me. I am not including my name for I which to remain anonymous however I would appreciate it immensely if you would be able to investigate a sighting I observed the other night. Besides myself there were six others who witnessed it. They included neighbors as well as two family members.

On Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 8:40 PM, We saw a circular object with flames bursting behind it which hovered low in the sky then shot up. I cannot say how fast it was going. It felt like it was going very slow which seemed odd. The peculiar thing it did not stay straight on a course but would zig zag back and forth. Finally, it just disappeared into the northeastern sky. Please contact me with any information regarding this sighting. Thanks to FL 33462

USAF Flying Saucer?

TAMPA - Jack Picket claims to have seen four flying saucers at Mac Dill Air Force Base in 1967. The craft had a high tail and were marked with X-perimental and were being destroyed in the salvage yard at Mac Dill AFB. I visited Mac Dill and Avon Park Air Force Bases and talked to numerous officers and enlisted men stationed there during this time period. None had seen any flying saucers at these bases. Below is an illustration of two the four disk aircraft Jack saw.

This excellent illustration is by Michael H. Schratt, Chuck Biddlecom and Gino Marcomini. We are looking for anyone who can verify or refute the story. The website at gives details.

Wisconsin – Bright Light

HAZEL GREEN/BENTON -- I was on my way to pick up my 14 year old from work at a supper club at 6:40 PM, on April 1, 2004. I saw a very low bright light in the sky that was not moving. As I got closer, I noticed a bright red light but it was not flashing. I was right underneath it, but I was too afraid to stop and get out of my vehicle as I was alone at this point. I picked up my daughter and I went back the same way, my daughter looked off to the north and said "What is that"? There it was again, even lower in the sky, and moving. So I started to follow it northwest, but we lost it. We wondered if it could have been a small aircraft that had to make an emergency landing. Nothing was ever reported about an aircraft landing in the area. It was very low, and very bright.

MILWAUKEE – Nicolas writes, "I'm a 32 year old male who has an interesting story from almost 25 years ago to tell you.” I was a student at Good Hope School and on the day it happened I was there. A terrible “tornado” storm (the teacher blamed it on that) hit Milwaukee. But I swear no tornado in the urban area could have kicked up this much dust. We were in the duck and cover position for almost a half hour. In the middle of the total blackout, a girl named Renee Jones pointed at the clock. She had gotten up out of the duck and cover position and exclaimed” look its midnight!” as the clock said 12 PM. The sky was completely dark for at least a half hour. There was no sound and the closest tornado, a real rarity in the city, was 10 miles away. It is my contention that this was a very large space ship that blocked out the sun completely. I want to go for a ride! I wish it would come back. Sincerely Nicholas Jay Boyes

Ohio – UFO or Tanker

George Ritter writes, “Well, weird just keeps getting weirder here five miles west of Fostoria. On the 15th of April my friend Allan August came over to cut some trees. We were working when I turned around and saw what appeared to be an Air Force tanker complete with retracted boom with the small V shaped wings on the end. I thought it might be in trouble flying at only about five hundred feet in altitude. I said “Hey Augie take a look at this, it has four engines!” It was painted slate grey with no markings or windows or port holes. What was so amazing, this aircraft was going so slow, it wasn't going fast enough to stay aloft and was totally silent. There was no exhaust that we could see. Myself and Allan are both combat veterans and know what it sounds like when a jet comes over your position that low. I called the Sheriff's office and the local airport to see if anyone else had reported the craft, the deputy checked his log for the 15th from noon until 3 PM and said nothing was reported during that time and the airport said they had no traffic at all of that kind. Thanks to George Ritter

Indiana - Disc

MOORSVILLE -- I was traveling south on state highway 67 south, just north of town when a silver disk about 10-12 feet in diameter at about 300 feet passed over my RAV4 at 6:40 PM, on April 1, 2004. It was moving from west to east at about (est. 100mph) at around a 3-5 degree upward angle. It looked to be only about 3-4 feet thick, no lights, no wings, no sound, and no smoke. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Tennessee – Arrowhead UFO

NEWPORT -- It was shaped somewhat like an arrowhead flying backwards, with what looked to be a head or knob on the front on April 5, 2004, at 11 PM. It didn't look mechanical, it was more like some kind of animal. It did not have extended wings like a bird of any kind, but seemed to have some sort of stubby wings which were part of the body, like a flying squirrel or some type of bat. They protruded out near the head, and tapered back to a point at the rear. The creature appeared to be around three feet from head to tail, & a little over 2 ft. wide at the shoulders. It was moving very fast in a straight line at an altitude of approx. 150 ft. I saw no method of propulsion such as wing movement. It just seemed to be gliding, but at a high rate of speed. It maintained level flight moving west where I eventually lost sight of it. Other details were a light brown color along the sides of the wings, like skin, with a dark body color, possibly dark brown or black. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Minnesota – Canadian Geese?

ST. PAUL – The witnesses live in a high rise in downtown and about 8:30 PM on April 1, 2004, they went out on their balcony to have a cigarette. The witness states, “My wife noticed a flying ‘V' formation heading due south.” She pointed it out to me and we stared at it. Our initial thought was that it was a UFO, but as we observed for about three minutes we noticed that the formation metamorphosed into a sloppy looking "W." Then we saw a piece of it break off and go to the other side forming a lopsided "V" formation again. There was a cloud formation to the southeast that was slightly illuminated on the top as well.

My wife and I saw the exact same thing over downtown St. Paul, March 31, 2004, heading south around 8:30 PM. There is a large Canadian goose population around here. Typically we can see flocks flying south near the end of the evening. Based on our observation we thought that the "V" was a flock of geese flying at a higher than normal elevation and they were catching the last rays of light on their underbellies rather than a UFO. Again, we could be wrong. I have seen unexplained sights in the sky before but this was the first time I had ever seen an illuminated flying "V." In this particular instance though, I think that the sight we saw probably had a natural explanation. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director CANADA HBCC Research

Iowa - Egg

PERRY -- it was really big and it was glowing neon green when it stopped just above the Mc Creary Recreation Center on April 1, 2004, at 12:27 PM. Then, it started to spin making a soft pitch whine. Then, it started changing shapes and it started turning orange then red then back to green then after a few hours of that it just stopped and it almost was like it was going to fall out of the sky when it took off leaving a blue trail of something in the air. The craft turned white then made a sound somewhat like a gunshot being fired from a 12 gauge then it disappeared. Later, my friend and I went over there and we found this strange metal book but it won't open and it has strange writing on it. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

Alabama – Plane Hits Unidentified Object

MOBILE REGISTER, staff Reporter Joe Danborn writes, “Federal investigators have determined that a single-engine delivery plane that crashed into Big Bateau Bay on Oct. 23, 2002, slammed into something 3,000 feet above the Mobile-Tensaw Delta moments earlier -- they're just not sure what it was. The highly unusual National Transportation Safety Board account points to unidentified red marks on the severely damaged nose and front belly of the plane as evidence that it hit another object in the air. The crash killed 54-year-old pilot Thomas J. Preziose of Mobile minutes after he took off from Downtown Airport. From Our Advertiser Agency officials "don't know of any other accident that we have in our files that states 'collision with an unknown object,'" said Keith Holloway, a spokesman for the NTSB, which investigates all domestic air accidents. "I've never seen a report like that," said Don Godwin, a veteran pilot and chief executive officer of Mid-Atlantic Freight, which owned the plane. "And it's very troubling to have something like this happen and not know what caused it. I know the family's upset, and understandably upset.

It's just a great thing that this kind of thing didn't happen to an airliner with a bunch of people on it." The report also notes that malfunctioning radar recording equipment hampered efforts to determine the exact cause of the accident. Moreover, an air traffic controller at Mobile Regional Airport apparently gave incorrect positions to Preziose about the location of a DC-10 in the area, according to the recently released report, officially called a finding of facts. A Federal Aviation Administration official at Mobile Regional Airport said Tuesday afternoon he wasn't aware of any equipment malfunctions. He deferred further comment to officials who had left for the day. The five-page report states that the FedEx DC-10 doesn't appear to have been involved in the collision; investigators examined it the day after the crash and found it unscathed. That lack of damage, however, deepens the mystery as to what happened to Preziose's Cessna 208B Cargomaster. Experienced pilot:

Preziose was a veteran pilot for the New York City Police Department and had been an instructor on the Cessna 208 for the Pan Am Flight Academy in Memphis, according to the report. He had worked for several months for Mid-Atlantic Freight, the company contracting with DHL, and had flown the same route numerous times. An autopsy revealed no drugs or alcohol in his system. The plane -- which had passed a routine FAA inspection a few days earlier, the report states -- disappeared from radar about 15 minutes of taking off from Mobile Downtown Airport at Brookley around 7:30 p.m. Flying under contract for the delivery company DHL Worldwide Express, it was bound for Montgomery bearing 420 pounds of business documents. About 10 minutes after takeoff, Preziose, using the call sign "Night Ship 282," switched from talking to the control tower at Brookley to the FAA tower at Mobile Regional Airport, a standard procedure, according to Bay Haas, executive director of the Mobile Airport Authority. His agency maintains and staffs the Brookley tower, while the FAA operates the Mobile Regional tower, he said. A DC-10 ahead: As Preziose climbed northeast through the overcast sky, relying on instruments to take him to his cruising altitude of 3,000 feet, the Mobile Regional controller alerted him to the presence of the DC-10, which was seven miles straight in front of him, flying at 4,000 feet and inbound for Brookley, according to a transcript of the chatter contained in the report. Preziose acknowledged it. A minute later, the controller told Preziose the DC-10, now just two miles from the Cessna, had crossed the smaller plane's path and remained at 4,000 feet. "Roger, I got him above me right now," Preziose replied, apparently confirming he saw the FedEx plane.

Seconds later, the report states, he came back on the air: "I needed to deviate, I needed to deviate, I needed to deviate, I needed --." A commercial frog hunter in an airboat assisting Alabama Marine Police and Coast Guard crews found the wreckage around midnight, resting in shallow water, about 1 miles north of the Mobile Bay Causeway. The wings were shattered, and most of the front of the plane was little more than fragments. "The impact of that collision disintegrated that airplane before it hit the water out there," Godwin said. Engine split in half: The Pratt & Whitney engine block was split in two, the report states. Godwin called that a strong indicator of a violent impact. "That's a big deal. That airplane could fall out of the sky and hit concrete and it's unlikely it would've broken the engine in half like that." The NTSB report details the agency's attempts to find the source of the red marks on the Cessna. Investigators sent fragments with the markings to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for testing.

The markings were compared to other materials from the plane, including red paint and a red cargo bag. The tests also examined paint from an unmanned aerial vehicle, apparently to determine whether the Cessna had struck a military drone. Similar tests were performed by the U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group -- which took custody of the wreckage in February -- with similar results, the report states.

"The main result from the investigation is that the material in the red streaks on the skin of the accident airplane was significantly different from the other materials that were examined for comparison," the report states. Additionally, investigators were unable to identify the source of "a small piece of what appeared to be black anodized aluminum, which was found embedded in the left wing" near the fuselage, the report states. "There's definitely no chance that that particular incident involved one of our drones," said 1st Lt. Sage Park, a spokeswoman for the 53rd Wing, which operates unmanned airplanes out of Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle. Those drones do not fly as far west as the Mobile area, she said. A spokeswoman at Eglin Air Force Base, farther west in the Panhandle, said squadrons there also generally do their testing over the Gulf of Mexico and do not venture into airspace near Mobile. Neither of the Air Force officials nor a spokesman at Naval Air Station Pensacola could immediately confirm whether units based there were conducting aircraft or missile tests when the Cessna crashed, although all said it was unlikely for various reasons. The Navy spokesman said the Pensacola station has radar that reaches Mobile, although it is generally monitored for activity in the Gulf rather than near Mobile.

The accident report does not indicate whether investigators sought radar data from any of the military installations. Based on the limited radar information they could find, investigators concluded the Cessna never crossed paths with the DC-10, contrary to what the air traffic controller told Preziose, the report states. Greg Breedlove, a lawyer with the Mobile firm Cunningham Bounds, said his firm has been retained by Preziose's family and is examining several possibilities, including that the Cessna simply got caught in turbulence caused by the FedEx plane. Another possibility?: Sam Houston, resident agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration office in Mobile, said his agency had no information about the accident, although he said he could not rule out the possibility that a drug smuggling plane might have struck the Cessna. "There is active drug smuggling in Alabama, yes, by air," he said. Godwin, the Mid-Atlantic Freight executive, said it was "very hard to believe that in this United States, with terrorism being what it is, that there's no record of any aircraft or object moving in our space out there. You'd think somebody somewhere has a record of that collision." NTSB investigators should issue their final analysis on the accident within a few months, said Holloway, the spokesman. On the Web: NTSB Aviation Accident Synopses: The Birmingham News | The Huntsville Times | Mobile Register ©2004

Editor's Note: The fact the leading edge of the Cessna had and the engine block split in two by the violent impact infers the collision occurred with a high speed craft. The black aluminum imbedded in the wing was sent to Wright Paterson AFB for analysis suggests UFO involvement. Videos from the space shuttle has shown high speed UFOs moving along the Gulf Coast corridor on a regular basis. There have been other mysteries surrounding similar midair crashes.

Texas - Disk

LEAGUE CITY – The witness thought they were birds at first buzzing around the clear sky on April 1, 2004, at 12:27 PM. But then they started to make these weird formations and he saw some reflection, that he knew was metal. Four made a triangle and then there were five and then six. The witness explains, “They disappeared and then came back, and as they moved I saw more and more 20, then 50 then about 100. They looked like white fireworks in the sky. They would appear and then disappear in two different sets. A passenger plane flew into the direction of the lights and then they were gone. UFOcenter

COLLEGE STATION -- We saw 6 dots in the sky directly above, they were all close to each other, and moved to the right slowly across the sky at 11 PM, on April 7, 2004. They began moving apart, then back together. After about 8 sec. they faded out. Both of us saw the entire event. UFOcenter

CORPUS CHRISTI -- The triangle would fly at fast speeds then it would stop and shine a bright blue beam down on houses at 12:30 PM, on April 4, 2004. It did this about five times then it soared up in the sky and vanished. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter

California –UFO Photographed

MODESTO -- R. David Anderson writes, “I greatly appreciate your featuring the UFO pictures on Filer's Files #16. I have color enhanced these recent photos and got some interesting results. I used the AOL editing controls to get this effect. The details of the UFO's become more discernible, the picture looks like there is an energy field around it and actual figures imbedded within that field.

March 27, 2004 photo of UFO's. by R. David Anderson

Canada – Orange and Fast Moving Lights

WILLIAMS LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – On April 10, 2004, at 11:30 p.m. Brian Vike took a call from a witness who reported seeing a large orange shaped object sitting stationary at a distance and close to the tops of the trees. The object was visible for approximately a minute, it then broke into two orange colored lights and disappeared very quickly. The object was seen in the southwest. No sudden movements were noted, no sound was heard. There were also clear skies that night.

ACTON, ONTARIO -- My fiancée and I wrote previously about a sighting on April 9, 2004. This was the sighting of multiple lights, traveling at a fast speed with no flashing lights or sound. Well, since that sighting we have continued to see these odd lights in the sky, around 9:20 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. On the second sighting, myself and our neighbor spotted 25-30 of these lights in the shape of a 'V'. They were moving north at high altitude. Again, there were no flashing lights and there was no sound.

The third sighting took place on April 15, 2004. There were three witnesses: Myself, my fiancée, and our neighbor. At 9:29 p.m. – we saw 7 lights in a perfect 'V' shape that seemed very distant for about 15 seconds. Less then a minute later, five lights in a different pattern were seen very distant. At 9:44 p.m. three lights were spotted, and was more distinctive and brighter. These lights seemed to be lower to the ground than the first two sightings. The lights lasted about 20 seconds. They were the size of a pinky fingernail. Then at 9:49 p.m.– four lights, lower to the ground were seen that were the size of Joe's thumb fingernail. These lights lasted about 19 seconds. There was no sound, during any of the sightings and all were moving at a quick speed.

There were 3 separate sightings on April 16th, 2004, the first at 9:20 p.m. – were 7 lights, that lasted 16 seconds was spotted just west of the Big Dipper heading north in an unorganized 'V' shape. At 9:25 p.m. - 2 lights, lasted 17 seconds that were further west of the Big Dipper. The left light was ahead of the right light but they moved across the sky, ended up side-by-side, and disappeared into the distant with the right light now leading. At 9:27 p.m - seven lights, that lasted 20 seconds were in an unorganized 'V' shape. This sighting was visible in the distance and not right above us, much harder to spot.

We have been seeing them on a regular basis, and are very curious about what we are observing. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director CANADA HBCC Research

England - Cross wavering and no sound

LONDON -- When I first saw it, it was an extremely bright light that changed to another extremely bright colored light, coming towards my direction at 6:40 PM, on April 1, 2004. Then suddenly the bright light stopped and as it passed overhead the lights switched into a cross formation. What I found strange was that even though it might have been high in the sky there was no sound off it and it wavered twice slightly as it passed overhead. It continued in the same direction till I lost sight of it. Because I live near Heathrow airport I see aircraft every day but this was not similar to anything I have ever seen before. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter


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