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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
April 28, 2004

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UFOs Watch ISS Space Walk

Jeff Chandler writes that he was closely following the ISS Space Walk on February 25, 2004, when the astronauts made the following comments.     Cosmonaut Alexander 'Sasha' Kaleri (Crew Flight Engineer) states, "So, dinosaurs are needed here. You can't do…can't do anything without them."     Korelyev – Say it again?     Kaleri – I say when the dinosaur is here. Yes! I have them here! (Pause for several seconds) Uh…these are with me now!     Korelyev – Yes. Let them be with you. Understood.     (Several Minutes Later) Foale – (garbled)…Sasha is attaching the dinosaurs now.

Jeff comments, "What is going on here? What are "Dinosaurs" in the context of this long planned space walk (EVA) from the PIRS airlock module of ISS?" I have done an extensive search of both the NASA, and Russian, web resources concerning the space station, and specifically this EVA. There is no mention of anything resembling this term. The NASA ISS acronyms list turns up nothing, as did a similar search on the Russian side. Historically, the term doesn't exist. In seven years of listening to Cosmonaut and Astronaut chatter during EVAs from Mir, and ISS, I've never ever heard this term before. I have never heard this term used on any Shuttle flight in over 20 years of observation. I never heard the term during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, or Sky Lab programs for that matter. In well over 40 years of watching and listening to the space programs of the United States and Russia, I've NEVER EVER heard the term "Dinosaurs" used in ANY context. When Cosmonaut Kaleri made his remarks on 25 February, my ears pricked up. Several minutes later, ISS Commander Astronaut Michael Foale made a remark which seemed to indicate that "Dinosaurs" were some sort of common part which Cosmonaut Kaleri was installing on the exterior of the station. But what part, and what sort?     What makes Commander Foale's statement that Sasha was installing the "Dinosaurs" fall flat was the fact that the Cosmonaut's conversation about these "Dinosaurs" with the Russian Mission Control Center in Korelyev indicated complete surprise on his part.     The two crewmen of ISS Expedition 8 had been preparing, and training, for this EVA event literally for YEARS. NO aspect of the mission to be performed, no piece of equipment, no part to be installed should come as any surprise.

Yet, in his own words, to Cosmonaut Kaleri these "Dinosaurs" came as a great AND unwelcome, surprise. Why?     As stated earlier in this examination, all aspects of the EVA should have been extremely familiar. Yet, Kaleri expresses surprise and dismay that "Dinosaurs" should be present. Mission control advises him to accept them, and Commander Foale seems to feel obligated to make up some cover story. High strangeness indeed, especially when one takes into account that there were a number of mysterious objects flitting about during much of the space walk. In addition, space suit to ground communications were interrupted for extensive periods by a terrible screeching racket. My observation is that this interference with communications between the space walkers and the ground seemed to manifest itself during times when the mystery objects were present. Another unusual occurrence was that at one point in the middle of all these strange happenings, Houston Mission Control announced that the ISS was "Out of Range" of the space communication network. This announcement made when ISS was flying DIRECTLY above the Hawaiian ground station, part of that worldwide network. Houston also indicated that the ISS was "Out of Range" of the TDRS satellite stationed in geosynchronous orbit high above. Neither of these facilities was actually out of range, being in "line of sight" at Hawaiian ground station when NASA announced it was "Out of Range"     In closing, it appears to me that the unknown, and unaccounted for, objects seen during the live TV coverage of the space walk were probably associated with the communication losses. It appears very possible that when the ISS was "Out of Range" from the usual communication facilities both on the ground in Hawaii, and high above in the form of a satellite, this opportunity was taken to speak with the station crew about what they'd seen whilst keeping the public "In The Dark". I also strongly suspect that "Dinosaurs" was a code word Sasha Kaleri used in reference to UFOs. Taken in that context, the word actually makes sense. Thanks to Jeff Challender – Director Project P.R.O.V.E. © 2004 Jeff Challender

Mars - More Strange Glyphs

JPL has stopped sending raw images from Mars for about a week. They must have found something very interesting. This JPL image is from the edge of the Bonneville Crater. My granddaughter see a face on the right and a K on the rock.

Pennsylvania - Five Hundred Lights

SLIPPERY ROCK -- On April 17, 2004, witnesses report seeing 500 orangeish small lights flying mostly in a "V" formation flying over for at least 3 hours. The witness states, "I was sitting on my back porch when the first ones flew over. They were in a "V" formation and there were about 15 of them. They looked like geese in formation but were orangeish in color. I tried to dismiss them as birds, but could see them for several miles. Then a few minutes later another 20 or so went overhead. I was talking on the phone with my sister in Washington (state) and told her what was going on then I went and got my wife out of bed. Just as we got back outside another group of 10 went overhead. She was skeptical until another group of 50 or so went directly over us. They were traveling south to northwest. I then talked to my brother-in-law in New Castle and he saw them also. I don't know what they were but they were going faster than anything I've ever seen in the sky. I really hope some one else saw them. In all I saw at least 500 or more and was up until 03:30 watching them. Also there was no sound. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC

Indiania - Two Large Disks

MOORSEVILLE -- Peter Davenport called to infrom me he is having computer troubles similar to my own. He told me that two disk shaped UFOs were reported over Indiania. The witness was traveling south on state highway 67 south,,just north of moorsville,when a silver disk about 10-12 feet in about 300 feet passed over my RAV4 on April 3, 2004 at 7:30 PM. It was moving from west to east at about (est 100mph)at around a 3-5 degree upward angle.It only looked to be about 3-4 feet thick,no lights,no wings,no sound,and no smoke. it was a disc or saucer shaped object with rows of lights

LOGANSPORT -- On April 8, 2004, the witnesses report, "My husband and I along with my oldest daughter was leaving my in-laws, when I noticed lights above a neighbor's trees around their house. There was a black and grey disc or saucer shaped object with rows of lights for about 5 or 6 seconds then the lights shut off like someone flipped a switch and the object disappeared. My 12 year-old daughter saw the same thing and my husband only saw a glare of lights on the truck and ground. He could not see it due to the position of the object. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director NUFORC

Georgia - Flying Triangle

CALHOUN - On April 5, 2004, at about 10:30 PM, a 30 year old male reported that he was outside with his astronomy telescope and had a strange tingling sensation and then looked up and observed a large triangular shaped object just above the tree tops. His first impression was a helicopter, but he heard no sound. This craft was moving slowly towards Calhoun proper, projecting a bright blue searchlight-like beam. It continued on, south to north, until it went over to the other side of an adjacent mountain and vanished from sight.

WOODSTOCK - March 27, 2004, a 48 year old male resident of Georgia reports that he had carried his vehicle to a repair shop in town near his home at 4:25 PM, and noticed what appeared to be a dull grey-silver metallic sphere hovering just above the scattered cumulus clouds to the north. He continued to watch, stating it was difficult to judge true size and distance, but it may have drifted slightly. This object was then covered by a cloud. Witness continued to look, and within about 5-10 minutes noticed an identical object, but possibly the original, a little east of the first location. An occasional cloud also covered this second observation off and on. Three or four jet aircraft at much higher allotted passed the area during the 30 minutes of observation. Witness indicated in his WUFOD account that the size appeared to be about like an aspirin AAL. Also that his only conventional comparison would be to that of a balloon, but UNLIKE balloons he had seen, these spheres seemed to have little or no drift. This Woodstock resident said that he would provide additional information if contacted by our personnel. This witness is in the immediate vicinity of our Mark Kravitz of Marietta and shortly, Mark will be given this case information.

MANCHESTER - April 16, 2004, at 10:20 PM, a female 47 year old, along with her 16 year old daughter, reported they were driving home from Columbus when they thought they saw a helicopter from nearby Ft. Benning. Upon getting closer, she felt it resembled a Stealth Bomber, with a triangle-like shape. Their closer observation found the witnesses slowing and letting down the vehicle windows which revealed NO sound. Near Ellerslie in Harris County the witnesses then observed the craft to be a dark triangle hovering at relatively low altitude. The triangle was blinking red and green lights at the rear, plus projecting a spotlight-like beam, with an adjacent blue light under each "wing." The daughter became a little concerned, stating they needed to get out of there, continue on home and tell her Dad. The Primary Witness stated that she had observed similar triangular craft before, along with her older daughter, but had never reported it.

MUFONGA's Dan Worsham of Columbus has agreed to further investigate this incident. These are preliminary reports are in nature. Thanks to Tom Sheets, SD MUFONGA

Weather Channel Shows Disk

OUT WEST -- Kim Shaffer writes, "On Tuesday, April 20th, I was glancing at the weather Channel when I saw the end of a video clip of a tanker aircraft dumping retardant on a fire out west somewhere." As the clip was ending, the cameraman panned left and upward to show a large dark disc shaped object in the sky. The clip ended almost immediately and I have tried several attempts to contact TWC to find out the when, what, and where of the video, but they will not return an e-mail to me. Perhaps, I do not have the "credentials" to get a response. Do you think this is a job for you? Do you know anyone with clout enough to get an answer from these clowns? The video was certainly very interesting and no response indicated they wish no involvement in the subject of ufology. Thanks to Kim Shaffer ASD/MUFON TN.

California --Oval Objects

MEADOW, BETWEEN ELLSINORE & PARIS -- On April 23, 2004, a lady called me from Meadow, California and said she watched what looked like a cone shaped object moving from side to side flying across the sky at 8 PM. The witness was backing into her carport when she spotted the object and started yelling at her daughter who was with her to look towards the mountains. Her daughter missed seeing it. She said the back of the object looked like it was flared out. As she observed the object move across the sky it would fade in and out. Also, she noticed when started to fade she saw a red puff come off it. I asked what she meant by a "red puff." She really found it hard to explain and said it was a red something, like a burst of red. Every time the object gave off the puff of red the object itself became more visible, or a bright white in color. There was no contrail left by the object. It was flying from the north heading to the south in a straight line. I asked if she was able to give me a rough idea as to the size of the craft. The witness said it had to be longer than the length of her arm. The lady said it was traveling at a very low altitude, between the mountains and her residence, but extremely low. She also said there is a small airport close to where she resides. I wondered if a plane was coming into to land or one might have been taking off. But from the sounds of what the lady saw it doesn't seem to resemble an aircraft I am aware of, but of course hard to say. There was no sound heard, but another interesting point she made was that her pets (dogs) and the neighbors dogs were acting up all night long. (only this one night when the sighting took place) The lady said this is certainly out of the norm for them to carry on like this and she thought this was unusual. It was interesting to note that on the weekend the local Air Force Base there was an aircraft fair taking place she told me and this was after her sighting.

VICTORVILLE -- Brian Vike phoned this witness who stated, "All that the objects made a 90 degree turn to the north, and the objects would move around one another as they traveled along. Two witnesses were in the High Desert on April 23, 2004, at 10:15 a.m., and spotted 4-6 dots with long trails. The witness was traveling northbound on the 15 freeway, and his wife noticed multiple objects in the clear blue sky with contrails moving slowly from the west to the east due north of our position. I explained to her the I thought it was a meteor that was breaking up in the atmosphere as it burned up. The contrails were long and flowing, but they dissipated awfully fast to be smoke and debris from a meteor. They faded more like mist and they continued moving slowly and randomly intertwining between each other as they fell. I thought it would be cool to get pictures. As I pulled over and got out, I noticed that all of them turned due north together and appeared to be falling at the same rate of speed, just away from us. I took three pictures and the objects faded into the distance. I was okay with the meteor idea right up until they all turned to the north. My wife thought that since there were gusty winds at the time that the wind had blown the falling debris to the north, but I explained to her that if it had been debris burning up from space, that the pieces were probably traveling at hundreds or thousands of miles per hour and the 40 mph gusts wouldn't affect them. Not withstanding, the fact that they were probably so high up in the atmosphere that the weather down here wouldn't even affect it or be close to the same for that matter. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research

Canada - Sightings Increase

VANCOUVER, BC. -- On April 24, 2004, at 9 PM, the witness observed a white light moving in an easterly direction across Indian Arm from Seymour Mountain flying at about 2,500 feet. It was traveling faster than most small planes and he watched the white light blinked out. A few seconds later there was a single red strobe flash and then the white light reappeared going back the way it came just as fast. There is no way a small plane could have reversed directions that fast. The witness states, "I grabbed my new Video camera and in the few seconds it took to warm up the light blinked out again, but there was still a little light in the sky but I could see nothing in the area." I checked with my binoculars but found nothing.

On April 14, at 10 PM, the witness observed what appeared to be a fairly large meteorite heading in a northerly direction. As I watched it suddenly shrank in size and within seconds just appeared to be a satellite still heading in the same direction. Very similar to that object I saw back in the summer of 2002.

In the beginning of April 2004, the sky was overcast with low thick clouds at 1000 feet and about 5 PM. I noticed, two dull yellow disk shaped objects, flying one behind the other in a SSE directions. These glowing disks appeared to be either in the clouds or just over them. I would estimate they were over 108 and King George and from that distance appeared to be about the size of the full moon. Their speed was 3 to 4 hundred miles an hour. Time of sighting about five to ten seconds.

My new camera has night vision and can see better than I can in the dark. The other night I saw that strange light which appears to flash white, blue and red. I aimed the camera at it and started zooming in and it must be in near orbit as the image filled my view finder even before it got to full digital zoom. (900X) Normal stars still look like stars slightly magnified. Anyway I did not see the blue and red lights which I've seen through my binoculars but did see reddish looking protrudences on the sides. Reminded me of Mickey Mouse. The white object appeared to be rotating quite fast but that may just have been an effect caused by the atmosphere. Just for the heck of it I left the camera running while pointed up at the sky, to my surprise I saw what appeared to be two very faint satellites pass through the rather narrow field of view within about five minutes. I also noticed several dark shadowy objects passing in front of the stars in the view finder. I tried looking at the same area through my binoculars but could only just barely make out the stars. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director

Kelowna, B.C. - A glowing flying triangle was spotted on April 26, 2004, at 9:45 p.m., by a husband and wife who were outside smoking, The triangle was visible for 20 to 30 seconds before it left the couples line of sight. It was glowing white in color, no lights were seen on the craft. The man guessed the object was flying at 20,000 feet. They explained that it was extremely bright, but went on to say you couldn't miss it either. There was no aura or glowing light surrounding it, there was no trail or tail following behind. The witness said he saw no aircraft before or during the sighting, but said right after the object passed by a helicopter was seen flying at a low level shinning it's spotlight down towards the ground. The craft flew in a straight line towards the northeast over Okanagan Lake. At arm's length the witness guessed the object would have been 1 to 2 centimeters in length looking from his location. No sound was heard. The man said the craft was solid in color and not just points of light in a triangular shape. The witness also said he tried to contact the Kelowna, B.C. airport tower but they were closed. Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Home

NORTH BURNABY, B.C. -- I'm wondering about an experience I had. It was sometime in 1992, when I was a taxi driver in the greater Vancouver BC area. I was just pulling up to an apartment building to drop off my fare and glanced to my left and noticed high in the sky, a shimmering gold colored object. It was several miles high and moving at a tremendous speed. My first thought was that it was one of the space shuttles that I had read about in the paper that would be visible on its decent to its landing place in California or Texas, I can't remember which. I got on my radio and advised the other drivers they should look up in the location in the sky for a look. Only one driver came back and said they couldn't see anything. Nothing more was said. It didn't occur to me until I read a UFO report on another site that described a similar sighting that maybe it wasn't the space shuttle after all. I am wondering if you know of the space shuttle flight to which I refer and if there were any sightings of it back then. Thank you to the witness for the report.

SMITHERS, BC -- Brian Vike writes, "A lady called from Smithers, to ask if anyone had reported seeing an unusual object hovering and moving slowly over the Ski Hill Road on April 8, 2004, at 11:20 PM. Because the object the witness saw was so very strange she emailed the Smithers Interior News with her report but there was no reply. She eventually talked with the editor and the paper is going to run a short piece.

What the lady observed from her home was a bright pink spherical shaped object and surrounding the object was a dark blue aura. The object sat low, hovering over the Smithers Ski Hill Road until it just disappeared at an extreme rate of speed. Before the lady lost sight of it, it was moving very slowly from it's hovering position. She said there was not a sound coming from the object. The woman said she usually heads to bed earlier but she wasn't able to sleep and had been watching a program on TV when she decided to go outside to take a pet cookie to her dog . She turned around to go back into her home and saw the strange object. She told me that it was not a plane as they are use to seeing them flying over top of the area all the time due to the Smithers airport being close by. The object was below the rim of the mountains. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director

UK - Cigar Images

NORTH NOTTINGHAM -- Anthony James writes, " I've just come back from walking the dog. I sometimes take my mini-disc player or digital camera with me, today I took my camera and took 19 photo's of this cigar shaped object flying from south to north at a leisurely pace over the U.K. There was no noise, and I managed to take a couple of photo's with foreground for good measure. This shows how high it was, just below cloud cover. I used an Olympus C-700 digital camera with a 10X zoom lens. I was on Hempshill Vale estate when I first noticed it and started taking photo's. By the time it disappeared into the clouds about 20 minutes later, I was just over the boarder in a field in Nuthall, Nottingham, this location is within a 8 minute walk from our house. I would say the object was about 50 feet long, based on the view that a Boeing 737 is about 100 feet long and they fly over here every day. The last photo shows the UFO with a small plane from Hucknall airfield and the UFO way high above and beyond. Please feel free to use these pictures as you wish. I've trimmed each picture, the 1st one is zoomed right in with the digital zoom = to about a 100mm lens, the other zoomed out at about 100mm. "Looking at the last few pictures, I think it could well be some huge balloon." Thanks to Anthony James

Scotland - UFOs

MOTHERWELL -- The witness was about 18 years old coming home from the River Clyde in 1979 July or August) when his Dad stopped to speak to an old friend. He states, "I was looking towards the town of Hamilton when I saw the first object emerging from behind the hills nine miles away to the west. Within a few seconds the first object was totally visible, then the smaller object rose up from behind the hill and was soon totally visible also. The objects were both orange in color and seemed to shimmer with long flowing tendrils. The second object was about half the size of the first. The evening was warm and overcast. They were fairly large. My Dad and his old pal were deep in conversation. When I told them to look at the fireballs floating up through the clouds they didn't seem to be able to see them. My Dad continued to talk as if nothing had happened. The objects merged together before floating up into the dark clouds. I know that this was no hallucination. The whole thing from start to finish took about 2 minutes at the most. I am now 45 years old and this scene has been in my mind since the night I saw it. Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research

Iran -UFOs over the Cities

TEHRAN -- Thousands of people saw flying lights and objects for several days and several times in the sky of many cities of Iran on April 12,13,14, 2004, according to a journalist of Irna News. A light in the sky flew slow with different colors over the city Gonbade Kavoos on April 13, at night. UFO Sighting was seen over Meshkin Shahr the next morning. On April 14 at 9 PM, an oval UFO was sighted for 90 minutes over the small city Bileh Savar. It started to fly straight and became four flying lights. Later at 8:30 many people saw a UFO with two small wings and beams of light in different colors flying over the city Tabriz. On April 17, at 8:30 PM, people saw a light over Azad Shahr in North Iran for 60 minutes with changing color. On April 18, at 11 PM, people sighted an oval UFO fly over Poldokhtar in west Iran for thirty minutes. On April 21, several people saw a strong pink light fly slowly over the city Gorgan. 21 of April in the night people of three cities Saris (north Iran), Ardabil (north west), Gonbade Kavoos(north east), sighting strong lights flying in the sky. Many Official Newspapers write about these UFOs sightings on these days. Official Iranian TV 1 shows a short Handy cam video film of one of these UFO (light) sightings. Thanks to Brian Vike and Hashemi, Director HBCC UFO Research

New Zealand - Disk Photographed

Wayne Brasch writes, "Recently my wife and I purchased a Fuji 602Z, 6 mega pixel digital camera c/w a 55mm Marumi polarizing filter (early Xmas present to each other) and began photographing persistent trails in our local airspace. It is at this time things started to get a strange.

On 18 Jan 2004 my wife took a few images of a persistent trail whilst I was out. When we later downloaded the images I noticed artefacts in two of the images. Thinking they were distant birds I enlarged them. One was an orb shaped object and the other elongated.

Then on 25 Jan 2004 I photographed another fresh chemtrail. Again my images contained strange anomalies which I can not explain. Thanks to Wayne Brasch

Noah's Ark Found? Company Claims Commercial Satellite Has Picture Proof

Satellite photos of Mount Ararat, Turkey taken by commercial imaging satellite company Digital Globe released today are said to contain proof of the existence of the biblical Noah's Ark. The images, revealed at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. are said to reveal a man-made structure at the site where the Bible states the vessel came to rest. The claim was made by Daniel P. McGivern, president of Shamrock -- The Trinity Corporation, who according to a press release has been searching for the Ark for several years. The first pictures of the site were taken by the U.S. Air Force in 1949. The images allegedly revealed what seemed to be a structure covered by ice, but were held in a confidential file labeled "Ararat Anomaly" for years. In 1997, the government released several of these images, but experts deemed them inconclusive. McGovern's is not the first satellite search for the Ark. In 2002, Porcher Taylor, a senior associate (nonresident) at the prominent think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., also requested satellite imagery of the area to see if the mythical vessel truly existed.

The summer of 2003 provided a great opportunity to take a new series of photographs, according to the release, because it was the hottest summer in Europe since 1500. This caused a massive meltdown on Mount Ararat. McGivern used DigitalGlobe's Quick Bird satellite to collect a new set of satellite images. According to the press release, McGivern has put together a team of scientists, archaeologists and forensic experts to excavate the object and collect samples beginning in August of this year.

"These new photos unequivocally show a man made object," McGivern is quoted as saying. "I am convinced that the excavation of the object and the results of tests run on any collected samples will prove that it is Noah's Ark." The field manager for the excavation will be Dr. Ahmet Ali Arslan, a native of Turkey who has traveled up Mount Ararat 50 times in 40 years and formerly worked in the Turkey Prime Minister's office. According to the release, Arslan plans to discuss the details of the excavation with the Prime Minister next week. According to the press release, McGivern has put together a team of scientists, archaeologists and forensic experts to excavate the object and collect samples beginning in August of this year. "These new photos unequivocally show a man made object," McGivern is quoted as saying. "I am convinced that the excavation of the object and the results of tests run on any collected samples will prove that it is Noah's Ark." The field manager for the excavation will be Dr. Ahmet Ali Arslan, a native of Turkey who has traveled up Mount Ararat 50 times in 40 years and formerly worked in the Turkey Prime Minister's office. Excavation will begin later this year.


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