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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
November 3, 2004

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We Are Not Alone In the Universe

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 as reported each week. Many people claim it is impossible for UFOs to visit Earth, I ask you only to keep an open mind and watch the evidence we accumulate each week. These Files make the assumption that extraterrestrial intelligent life exists and my hypothesis is that of the over one hundred UFO reports each week many represent factual UFO sightings in our skies.

Saturn - Mystery Cylinder near rings. A large humanoid statue has been found on Mars, Researchers Detect Methane on Mars indicating life, and a tiny new species of humanoids as been unearthed.

UFOs were seen over Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, California, Canada, Mexico, UK/England and Australia.

"President George Bush has won reelection in the largest turnout of voters in the history of the United States and the first out right majority since 1988. The people cast 125 million votes and Bush won by almost 4 million votes. Senator Kerry has been gracious in defeat in the hard fought election stating "We are now required to work together for the good of our country." However, Do not expect revelations from the White House about UFOs."

Saturn - Mystery Cylinder near F Rings

A series of strange objects that could be spaceships have been imaged by the Cassini NASA satelite near Saturn. There's probably a mundane explanation for these objects but they often appear very different from asteroids.

This photo taken from 491,000 miles away, shows a cylinder like object leaving a faint trail as it departs Saturn's F ring. It is difficut to determine the distance and size of the cylinder, but its surface seems relatively smooth. N00023784.jpg

Mars - Large Humanoid Statue

Norman Bryden writes, I have a new image with strong evidence of intelligent design for you that has gotten a lot of attention. At top left a structure looks to be a large humanoid statue with folded hands and possibly a feminine quality to it when enlarged. It reminds me of the statues of the Nefilim and the Annunaki of ancient Samaria. This seems to be strong evidence of more humanoid existence in our solar system, and could possibly be a connection to Earth's history. Here is a portion of the full image below and a description of the structures. In this image from the Mars Global Surveyor there are three areas of interest. Located near the upper left hand corner is a large object that looks like a large statue of a humanoid figure. A head and what looks like folded arms at chest level can be seen. Near the lower left hand corner is a darker area of an object that looks like a large square edged building or monument. In the lower right hand corner is an area that appears to be the outline of a large square platform.

All three areas appear to be connected by faint indications of what looks like roads or paths. There are also other marks that look like paths that lead to or away from the base of the standing objects. On the full image, especially when enlarged other strange objects, paths and areas can be seen that look like they have been intelligently modified. Thanks to Norman Bryden


Researchers Detect Methane on Mars

A University of Michigan scientist is part of a European Space Agency team that has detected methane gas on Mars, the clearest indicator yet that there could be life there, said Sushil Atreya, professor and director of the Planetary Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering. "Biologically produced methane is one of many possibilities," Atreya said. "Methane is a potential biomarker, if a planet has methane we begin to think of thepossibilityoflifeontheplanet.OnEarth, methane is almost entirely derived from biological sources." Mars resembles Earth more than any other planet in our solar system, and studying its atmosphere gives us a greater understanding of our own. How the methane got to Mars is the big question, and there are several possible sources, Atreya said. The most exciting scenario is that methanogens - microbes that consume the Martian hydrogen or carbon monoxide for energy and exhale methane - dwell in colonies out of sight beneath the surface of the red planet. "These are anaerobic so they don't need oxygen to survive, if they are there," Atreya said. "If they are there, they would be underground."

"While it's tantalizing to think there are living things on Mars, we aren't in a position to say that is what is causing the methane," Atreya said. A comet could have struck the planet, which would leave methane behind, but that only happens once every 60 million years or so, Atreya said. A more likely scenario is hydrothermal process involving chemical interaction between rock and water in aquifers below the Martian permafrost. The instrument that sniffed out the methane is called a planetary Fourier spectrometer, and it is one of seven instruments on board the Mars Express spacecraft. The spectrometer detected an average 10 parts per billion by volume (ppbv) of methane on Mars, a small amount compared to the approximately 1700 ppbv on Earth. The methane gas was distributed unevenly over Mars' surface, which tends to support the theory that an internal, on-site source, rather than a comet, is the source generating the methane, said Atreya.

Tiny New Species of Human Unearthed reports, "The remains of a tiny and hitherto unknown species of human that lived as recently as 13,000 years ago have been discovered on an Indonesian island. The discovery has been heralded as the most important palaeoanthropological find for 50 years, and has radically altered the accepted picture of human evolution. The skull and bones of one adult female, and fragments from up to six other specimens, were found in the Liang Bua limestone caves on Flores Island, which lies at the eastern tip of Java. The female skeleton, known as LB1 - or by the nickname "Ebu" - has been assigned to a new species within the genus Homo - Homo floresiensis. Examination of the remains shows members of the species stood just 1 meter tall and had a brain no bigger than a grapefruit. Jaw-dropping Instead of following a simple evolutionary path culminating in modern humans - Homo sapiens - the discovery of LB1 suggests early humans branched into many more forms than previously thought - some of which survived until very recently. The find also shows that small-brained humans could evolve without losing much of their intelligence.

Bernard Wood, an anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington DC, US. "The implications for the evolution of the [human] brain are among the most interesting" It raises the whole issue of what it is to be human, or a member of the genus Homo," adds Chris Stringer at London'sNatural History Museum, "And shows how little we really know about human evolution."

Editor's Note: A three foot tall humanoid with large eyes and little hair is frequently described by abductees and contactees. This Time Magazine's artist's drawing of what the caveman is thought to look like, but perhaps he looks more alien?

Massachusetts – Disk

BURLINGTON – The witnesses saw a Saucer like object with very bright white lights flying slowly overhead on October 25, 2004, before being lost in the trees. The witness was just leaving work at 7 PM, and while driving he saw a VERY bright object in the sky. The witness states, "I was able to view it for ten minutes before the saucer was lost in the trees. There was some sort of line in the middle, and at first I thought it might have been a streetlight, but I noticed it was moving ever so slowly. The lights were also WHITE, and not yellow, as most street lights are. Thanks to Peter Davenport

MT. MORRIS – Three witnesses saw the shape of an object that appeared as a moving satellite on October 3, 2004, at 4 PM. After a few moments there were some unbelievable movements of the object, in a speed that seemed impossible even for an SR-71 Blackbird. At times it would pause and then move erratically in movements that just made no sense and then at times seemed like patterns of right angles repeating themselves. It would hover and it would change colors that would pulse red, blue and white. Then two other objects appeared along side doing similar movements. These were not around as long as the first one. As the sun started to rise and the stars started to disappear this shiny circular object still appeared faintly. The object would disappear and reappear when a normal aircraft would circle around about once every 15 minutes. Then all of a sudden it was gone and we were all left in shock because we know that what we saw was not from this world. Thanks to Peter Davenport

New York - Dark Slow Moving Triangle

PORTCHESTER – The witness awaken to close a window because it was chilly out on October 2, 2004, at 2:55 AM. As I closed the window, I noticed it was cloudy. I started to wonder if it was going to rain when a black object, that looked like a triangle, appeared out of nowhere and started to move towards the northeast horizon. It was traveling at a slow speed. It had no lights and it was very hard to determine what it looked like exactly because of the cloudy sky contrast against the object. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

New Jersey – Four Quick Spheres

PORT MURRAY -- I was walking my dogs on October 22, 2004, at 5:45 PM, when the fastest strobe light I've ever seen caught my attention. By the time I could focus, three more appeared, in a triangle shape. The three started changing places real fast while the first stood still. Then, they all lined up in a straight line with the first one and moved quicker than I could even imagine. Then they disappeared; I stood in awe not sure what I had seen. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Pennsylvania - Circular UFO

BELLE VERNON -- My son awakened me about 12:30 AM and said he observed a UFO across the street from our house in a wooded area. When I went to investigate his paranoid sighting, I first thought it to be the moon. It seemed like a cluster of smaller lights making it seem to be somewhat circular in shape. I'm still trying to believe it was the moon. At 1:00 AM, I decided to check back on the object in question to see how far it moved in this period of time. I figured if it was the moon, I would be able to tell better as time would pass. At 1:05 AM, just five minutes after my last checking on the object, it was gone. I stepped outside to see if it had drifted elsewhere and the object was gone. Thanks to Jim Hickman

Georgia - Round Multi Colored Lights

JASPER – Three witnesses had a sighting round in shape, multi- colored lights that would fade, as if lights were being turned off on October 25, 2004, at 12:36 AM. The green, red, yellow and blue lights were moving in a circular motion. This object flew unlike an airplane or a star or anything in the sky like this. We didn't really see it MOVE, however, it would sort of "turn" by that I mean, it looked like it was leaning. Jasper is about 65 miles from Atlanta. Standard aircraft were seen in the sky at the time of the sighting but the objects movements were very different. It was flying in the northwest, but not sure how far up. The observer states, "You can see the lights going around it....literally....and they are green, yellow, red, and blue....very bright lights." They beamed down and then got very dim but remained for an hour or so later. I have never experienced anything like this before. I am going to try to video tape it.

Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research

Ohio - "UFOs, The Eye and the Camera"

Adrian Vance a former Editor of Popular Photography wrote the book, "UFOs, The Eye and the Camera" that contained a series of photos similar to George Ritter's in Ohio. On July 5, 1965, a Barry Andersson took the above photo on the Russian River near Anchorage, Alaska at 6 AM, with his 35 mm camera of a disc shaped craft that he estimated to be 30 feet in diameter. Adrian Vance writes, "This picture, with a focal-plane shutter, shows that the disappearance-reappearance mechanism is one that takes place in stages, and that the object begins to appear in the new location while it is still dissolving in the old location or locations. We use the word 'locations' since the Andersson photograph also shows that the device can be in several places at one moment, i.e. part in one spot, part in another and so on." (Page 41). He goes on to speculate that, "The fact that this machine can dissolve in space and spread itself over several locations indicates that its operators have a very high degree of technology. This picture demonstrates that the process proceeds from one side of the object to the other, and that in the interval of the Anderson photograph, 1/125 second, the object was in six places. The fact that they have picked operating cycles that are just beyond human vision indicates that they understand the process in a war, and in terms, that I have not read about before this writing." (Page 49).

FOSTORIA -- George Ritter is using a VHS camera that provides multiple advantages to a single image camera. Many times during George's filming the second frame of the film will show the craft about 100 feet from the first position indicating speeds of about 2000 mph or the possibility of disappearance-reappearance mechanism. However, as Adrian Vance stated they may be actually dissolving in one location and reappearing in another. This action infers that the craft may be a type of time machine. Adrian may be correct in his assumptions or that the speed of the craft is so great they are not fully captured by the camera. This video image seems to show an upward movement of the craft. Thanks to George Ritter.

Michigan - Lights

LANSING – The witnesses report seeing nine lights on October 26, 2004, at 8 PM that looked like this:
____________ \__________. It flew very fast and was pretty close down to the earth. The witness states, "My friend and I were walking in the Nature Center of Lansing, and there is this clearing of trees, and we must have just been in the right place at the right time when I looked up and saw it first." I grabbed my friend and told him, "LOOK LOOK OMG DID YOU SEE THAT? He saw the tail end of it! It was a short experience...very strange. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Wisconsin - Continuing UFO Encounters

FREDERIC – Brian Vike reports: The events started at the beginning of August 2004, at 10 PM, when he was telephoned by Shawn, who stated his family was having continuing UFO encounters 30 miles north of Frederic. Shawn reports seeing lights and objects on a non-stop basis and was extremely worried for his family's safety. When returning home he noticed a strange light which was bouncing and zipping across the sky. Shawn knowing this was really unusual pulled his vehicle off the road and watched the light maneuvering all over the sky. He drove home quickly and they managed to film it, but the light shows up as only a speck.

Weeks later Shawn was out on the deck and saw a white, strange maneuvering light that flickered in red, blue and green. He grabbed a strong flashlight and blinked it off and on towards the weird light. The light flashed back and seemed to respond to his actions. He was totally surprised and then used his daughter's red laser pointer to flash the object. The light immediately turned solid red and signaled back just like what Shawn was doing.

Later that night about 11 PM, the object came down over his property and illuminated the area. A large circular orange ball of light sat over their pond 500 feet away like a wiggling and oscillating ball of Jell-O. At arm's length the object was the size of a bowling ball."

The entire area was lit up due to the object's brightness. Shawn grabbed his video camera and his wife grabbed her digital camera and started taking photos. With the object still stationary over the pond they looked through their view finders and saw only blackness. They looked up and the object was still sitting there shining brightly. His wife took twelve photos of the bright light, but nothing showed up.

Shawn said , "He felt a large jolt of electricity surge through his body which almost knocked him to the ground." He asked his wife did she feel that, she said no. She asked him "Did you see that? That thing shot a red light at you!"

The frightened couple ran back into the house. About 4 AM, they got up enough nerve to peep out the window. It was still there, it looked like a bright arc welder with bright flashes and beams of bluish colored light was shooting out from the object. They observed at least ten smaller lights sitting in the air and at this point the wind blew up and literally shook the house. They thought they were going to lose their home due to the strength of the wind! They were unable to discern if there were separate objects or one large craft with multiple lights. Shawn said that he was getting more concerned and scared by the minute.

Three cars drove by on the highway past their home that was lit up by the UFO, but the drivers didn't seem to notice. The whole episode with the wind, lights and beams lasted for three hours. It became so bad that Shawn, his wife and daughter covered the window in their daughter's bedroom and huddled in the corner because they were so scared. Eventually the wind died down and Shawn looked out and saw the lights had disappeared. Feeling a little relieved the couple sat in their daughter's room discussing and wondering about what had just taken place. They were unable to sleep due to their rattled nerves.

After forty-five minutes Shawn decided to take a look out the window. His wife said "please don't." He slowly pulled the curtain aside and saw an object in the shape of a half circle, filled with tiny lights heading off towards the southeast. The family was thankful it was all over and finally they could get some sleep. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research

Missouri - Hovering Object

Saint Louis – The witness was walking his dogs with his lady friend on October 3, 2004, at 3:30 PM, in Jefferson Barracks Park when they glanced up in a clear blue sky and noticed an object flying south. It was a massive light source flickering brightly to the right of the sun. Even after it passed to the left of the sun there was still this very bright flashing light. If it was a reflection from the sun, it would have long since passed the point of reflection. The small object was well above 40,000 feet, and had no contrail. It began to slow down after it crossed 2/3's of the sky, and came to a complete stop!

His friend had continued to walk on the trail and didn't see it stop. He ran to catch up to his friend, but she was walking in a wooded area blocking their view. He states, "I can't help but to think that if I had stayed where I was originally, I could have seen what happened to the object." Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Colorado - Cattle killings

Ron Regehr MUFON writes, "I read with interest the Associated Press article regarding the bizarre killing of three cows at the Osburn ranch. In the article, Deputy Folks is credited with stating, "There were no visible marks on the cattle indicating how they were killed." Further, the article claimed a state veterinarian had been asked to investigate. Ron is attempting to determine the status of the investigation, and if there have been any further incidents, either at the Osburn ranch or in the county? Thanks to Ron Regehr Utah State Director MUFON

New Mexico - Oval

ALBUQUERQUE -- At around 8 PM, on October 1, 2004, the witness went outside on his porch to put out some trash and looked up towards the Sandia Mountains and saw an oval shaped dull (fuzzy) white light speeding through the sky. He stood looking for a few minutes, and ten minutes later he came back outside with binoculars because he saw high flying planes that he could not hear and he wanted to watch if they were circling the area. He then saw two circular lights moving through or behind a small cloud. The lights were smaller than the oval, round and moving separately, kind of zig zagging and very fast. At around 9 PM, directly overhead and much, much higher than the lights, I saw what could have been a shooting star whip through the sky. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Washington - Slow Moving Triangle and Disk

PUYALLUP – The observer walked outside, and saw a long triangle shaped object with a light at the bottom at 8:15 PM, on October 24, 2004. The triangle was moving very slowly and without noise. He got his digital camera and captured an image of an object with a small light in the middle. When blown up, it looks like there were two lights, but when passing overhead, only one was visible. It continued to move slowly for 20 to 30 minutes until it just looked like a star. I live next to an Air Force Base so it could have been a B -1 bomber on a steady course. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

EATONVILLE – The witness was taking photos of Mt. Rainier on a clear day at the onset of sunset on October 2, 2004. He did not see anything strange when he took the images but they showed up on his computer screen when he down loaded the photos from his Sony Cybershot digital camera. The digital images show one to six craft hovering around Mt. Rainier. A photo taken from the west side along Highway 706 going north into Eatonville has one craft to the right. Taken between 6 to 6:15 PM, photo #2 shows three to six definitely in a craft shape. One of the six is possibly a bird, but the other five are craft. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

California - UFO Hovers Over Fault

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS -- UFOs are sometimes identified as "Earthquake Lights," but a recurring, long-duration and high altitude craft hovering over the Santa Cruz Mountains does not seem to fit that category. James Gilliland of, writes: "At 7:30 on Thursday, October 21st a golden light was seen hovering over the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was 30 degrees on the horizon as being observed from the beach just south of Mt. Madona. There were several witnesses including my brother, Jay Gilliland. People were lined up observing the object which also appeared several months ago in the same location. It was a golden light which seemed translucent. There were no strobes, nor red and green running lights which are standard on other aircraft. It was a quarter the size of the moon. It hovered directly over the fault line for around 20 minutes. The light became brighter, changing from golden to bright white and then just disappeared. These lights were too high to be Earthquake lights that typically manifest close to the ground, along stressed fault lines. They do not necessarily mean that an earthquake is imminent. Thanks to

MODESTO - R. David Anderson writes, "This bright ufo was above the roof of my house on Saturday October 30th. It became very bright and stayed stationary as I took this picture. After I took the picture it quickly faded out. It was visible for about 20 seconds altogether. Since the object was stationary during the entire time, this must be its true shape. It is very long in the photo, but I am certain that this type of ufo is also able to change shape. I am attaching the entire file so you can edit it yourself from the original image.

Thanks to R. David Anderson

MEXICO – Sixteen UFOs

ORIZABA AND CORDOBA, VERACRUZ.-- El Sol de Orizaba. Unidentified flying objects were seen in the sky around 8:30 a.m. causing great expectation among residents of Orizaba and Córdoba on October 28, 2004. Hundreds of residents of the Córdoba-Orizaba area were witnesses to a seldom-seen spectacle. For several minutes, numerous unidentified flying objects were witnessed in the skies as students saw some white dots that resembled balloons. The unusual event also happened to attract the attention of parents and teachers. A principal teacher of the Constitucion de 1917 High School, said initially there were 5 or 7, that finally totaled 14 or 16.

"They were white, not shiny like stars. They moved in a circle at first and then they headed single file toward Orizaba," remarked the witness, adding that both students and teachers witnessed the event, which lasted some 25 minutes. Also, in Orizaba, at the Carlos Cardenas Rojas primary school Mayor Martin Cabrera Zavaleta headed a civic event when a student asked that people look up. "First they were 6, then 9. Suddenly they started moving while others remained fixed," said one witness. Two of the strange objects moved toward one side and 6 toward the opposite side. One of them remained motionless and finally all of them vanished. Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic The Journal of Hispanic Ufology


WORLEY -- The Manchester Evening News, reports an explosion rocked the greater Manchester area on October 13, 2004, at 7:30 AM. UK ufologist Stephen F. Balon reports, "At first it was thought an earthquake was the cause. The British Geological Survey was contacted and said this had not disturbed any seismic instruments." "Dozens of people living in Worley sent their comments to the Manchester Evening News Web site to give their explanations of what had happened," Balon added, I have been investigating this case for days, and a UFO crashed in a woods near the center of Worley and that the site was cordoned off by police for a few days thereafter. The Evening News states, a woman driving home from work saw in the sky two fireball-type objects with flames coming off them. I have collected reports from dozens of individuals who saw these two objects in different areas." A motorist pulled onto the hard shoulder due to hearing the huge explosion. He said he saw smoke coming from the woods near to where the (other) man had seen the police looking around. Plainclothes police were walking in pairs near the scene." "The last piece of the jigsaw in this case concerns a lady in the town of Bury who on the day of the explosion saw four RAF (Tornado fighter) jets flying at a very low level, heading towards the Salford-Manchester area." Thanks to Stephen F. Balon and UFO Roundup Vol. 9, # 43, 10/27/04, Editor: Joseph Trainor

Australia - Transparent Sphere

IPSWICH – The witness reports, "October 2, 2004, at 10:30 PM, I was at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley watching the model planes and spotted a clear sphere in the direction of Denmark Hill and the old control tower. The sphere seemed far away and was traveling east in straight and level flight. Its size was 3mm diameter as measured with the fingers at full arm's length. Its height was about 20 degrees above horizon and was a glass ball in that I could see the complete spherical outline with the left side being slightly brighter. This agrees with the location of the sun.

I spotted it while looking at a large model 1-2 meters across from a distance of about 50 meters. I stopped following the model (from left to right) and watched the sphere intently for about 5-8 seconds and then I deliberately looked away while closing and rolling my eyes.

I looked back; I could not see it straight away: It was a perfectly clear sky. There was nothing to focus on anywhere, so I strained and then I caught it (10 seconds later) again It was smaller and seemed further away and was blending into the blue of the sky.

It only dawned on me then that I had my 35mm SLR and a 200mm lens with me but I was unable to capture the object. My feelings are as follows: It was not a balloon due to its straight and determined flight path. I believe it was large, say three plus meters across. This impression was formed due to my experience of observing aircraft at altitude and distance (ex RAAF and keen follower of Air Force displays) and my rather good view. It was rigid, as if it was a solid globe structure. Its straight and purposeful flight is what grabbed my interest.

The Greater UFO/ET Congress of 2004

Will be held November 6 and 7th 2004, 11:00 am to 3:00 PM Saturday and Sunday at the Days Inn, Route 206 & NJTP Exit #7 North Bordentown NJ, 609-298-6100 For more information visit or phone Pat Marcattillio (609) -631-8955 or Tom Benson (609)-883-6926 after 6:00 PM.


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