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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
April 20, 2005

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Methane on Mars

The purpose of these files is to report weekly the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. 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 not only exists, but my hypothesis is that of the over one hundred UFOs reported each week many represent a factual UFO sighting

Articles this week include: Astronaut Gordon Cooper Saw UFOs, Rover Photographs UFO on Mars, Mars – Green vegetation found, Simulations Point to Plenty of Alien Earths, and Congressman William D. Delahunt did not find Data Confirming the Roswell Crash?

UFOs were seen over Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Sightings were also reported in Australia, Canada, Rumania and United Kingdom

Astronaut Gordon Cooper Saw UFOs

On May 15, 1963, Gordon Cooper launched into space in a Mercury capsule for a 22 orbit journey around the world. During the final orbit, he told the tracking station at Muchea (near Perth Australia) that he could see a glowing, greenish object ahead of him quickly approaching his capsule. The UFO was real and solid, because it was picked up by Muchea's tracking radar. Cooper's sighting was reported by the National Broadcast Company, which was covering the flight step by step; but when Cooper landed, reporters were told that they would not be allowed to question him about the UFO sighting.

And according to a taped interview by J. L. Ferrando, Major Cooper said:

"For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists in astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public. Why? Because authority is afraid that people may think of God knows what kind of horrible invaders.

United Nations, NY - Major Gordon Cooper spoke at the U.N. stating "I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets""...all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin - flying saucers, or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered absolute silence." Thanks to

Simulations Point to Plenty of Alien Earths

Robert Roy Britt Senior science writer reports that, “New computer simulations of known extrasolar planetary systems suggest that about half of them could harbor an Earthlike world, mathematically speaking. All of the known planets orbiting other sun like stars - there are at least 130 - are very massive, most similar in heft to Jupiter. Earth-sized planets, if any exist, can't be found with present technology (with the exception of a handful discovered around a dying star). But several models by different groups have shown rocky planets about the size of Earth could exist in known systems where a giant planet orbits a sun like star.

In the new work, researchers created hypothetical giant planets and found that each creates two disaster zones - one inside its orbit (closer to the star) and one outside. A fledgling Earth in either zone will either be lured into a collision with the larger planet, will hit the star, or will be tossed out to the cold, dead, far suburbs of the system. That's no surprise. But the specifics of the model bear attention: The disaster zones are governed by the giant planet's mass and the eccentricity of its orbit, or how noncircular it is. "The larger its orbital eccentricity, the greater the gravitational reach of the giant," said Barrie Jones, an astronomy professor at the Open University in Britain. Looking for water worlds the question was this: What sort of system with a large planet can support a rocky planet in a habitable zone, the region where temperatures are favorable for allowing liquid water to exist on an Earth-sized planet?
"If liquid water can exist, so could life as we know it," Jones said. Thanks to

Mars –UFO Disk Photographed by Spirit

Columbia Hills in the Gusev Crater -The Exploration Rover Spirit Navigation Camera on August 29, 2004. (Spirit Sol 233, 10:58:29 Local Solar - NavCam, Left) photographed this UFO.

There are dozens and dozens of photos with UFOs too far away to see detail at the NASA website. I turned the brightness and contrast all the way up on my monitor and brightened the picture with the automatic contrast . This object appears to be a solid object in the sky on Mars. and
Note: Previous questions made regarding strange photographs on Mars have been responded to only by removing the photographs from their website. Thanks to David C.

Mars Vegetation

Norman Bryden writes, “ I have discovered and processed the following images. In the following sections of images there is evidence of live surface vegetation on Mars. I have brightened up a few of the images to help see the colors and detail. I have studied thousands of Mars images and it is my opinion that there is vegetation, and probable higher forms of life on Mars. Good luck to all.

Norman Bryden

Link to ESA Image:

Editor's Note: Astronomers have noted for a hundred years that each year in the Spring Mars turns green. It is logical to assume the green coloring is caused by vegetation or moss/lichen like biological processes. Spectrometers have been picking up methane and water vapor around the equator of Mars.

Arizona - Cigar Confused and Concerned

PHOENIX – A former Deputy Sheriff for the Hidalgo County reports that on April 17, 2005, at 11:30 PM, he saw three large cigar shaped craft flying over head. They had blue - yellow illuminators on each side with a dimmer light at the center. They moved slow, then speeded up and down and side to side motion. Despite the movement they stayed in full formation. At first I thought maybe I was seeing three helicopters but this was in no way possible. After coming to a complete stop and hovering at a distance of about one quarter mile to my north they departed at a great speed. I had a very bad headache for about 5 - 10 minutes after there departure to the northwest and I, also, almost felt somewhat disoriented. I, also, suffered severe vomiting a couple hours later at my residence with a blood colored vomit. My wife also discovered several dry skin red circular markings on my back.

A similar occurrence took place with me while working in southern New Mexico as a Deputy Sheriff for the Hidalgo County, NM Sheriff's Department in 1999. I am willing to take a polygraph test if you wish. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

NORTH SCOTTSDALE -- Victoria Liljenquist writes this is another view of the three orb cluster we photographed on April 9, 2005. Thirteen other witnesses traveled to a spot where Victoria had been guided to take the group. This photo was taken after a series of smaller orbs appeared just at the horizon line of small hills.

They called forth the ships and a large amber orb moving smoothly, rapidly, and silently was filmed at about 3000 feet. It then became a Double Orb. Using Night Vision on my Sony Camcorder, the LARGE DOUBLE ORB is now just white. I like night vision because it shows much more definition. This amazing craft moved closer, and lowered as it passed by us appearing as a large clustered orb. Thanks to Victoria Liljenquist - Copyright 2005. The Film footage is magnificent and will be on my website soon.


ANDERSON FLATS-- Mike Stephen writes, “On April 19, 2005, Elton wife and I were getting ready to go to work at 5 AM, when we were looking around and saw a bright orange orb it stayed for about five minutes or so and also it had black spots on it. This happened in North. Arkansas Thanks to MIKE STEPHEN, E-mail report

California – UFO Captured on Film

NEWPORT BEACH/ LAGUNA BEACH – The witness reports, “I took some pictures with my new Brookstone Capture View of some boats over the water on March 1, 2005, at 1 PM. I was camping and testing out my new Brookstone Capture View Binoculars, and I was snapping some shots of boats over the water when I noticed two boats had sort of been rocking back and forth in the same place for a long time. I figured they were boats so I snapped some pictures of the two little lights. The next day I plugged my camera into the computer and the first two pictures on the camera were tiny spheres! first the picture looked black and that it didn’t work, but I blew it up a few times and saw what looks like a sphere being lit from the right side. I stayed up and watched for awhile but the clouds were rolling in and the lights weren’t doing much of anything, I wonder if the other boats saw them, or if maybe the camera/binoculars made the light look like that and it was just a shrimp boat or something? Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Florida - Two Teardrop UFO's Seen

WESTON -- The first craft was seen going east toward FLL airport traveling at approximately 200 MPH at about 3,000 feet on March 1, 2005, at 6 PM. There were three lights on the craft that were not blinking. This was followed shortly by another identical craft. Neither one of the aircraft emitted any type of sound. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Hawaii – Methane and Water Found on Mars

MAUNA KEA -- Methane, as well as water have been detected using state-of-the-art infrared spectrometers stationed atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii Observatory. This evidence is sparked by interest in the UFOs that frequently fly near Mauna Kea. Insiders report the UFOs seem to encourage the study of life on other planets. Evidence for intense local enhancements in methane on Mars has been bolstered by the ground-based observations. Scientists feel the methane could be the result of biological processes. Its also possible the methane is caused by volcanic or hydrothermal activity. Any volcanoes on Mars appear dormant but geysers have been reported.

On Earth many types or microbes produce methane. In August 1996, a fossilized bacteria was found on a Martian meteorite discovered in AntarcticaDr. Gilbert V. Levin still maintains his experiments aboard the Viking 1976 mission to Mars found microbial life.

Michael Mumma, a lead investigator at the Center for Astrobiology at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center presented the findings to the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Astrobiologists have speculated life exists in space.

A European Space Agency probe has found evidence for large blocks of water ice just beneath the Martian surface in relatively warm conditions near the equator. This is the first large quantity of water ice on Mars thought to exist near the equator and would be a good place to search for present life.

Editor's Note: These files frequently show evidence of life on Mars.

Illinois – Round Craft with Lights

LEMONT -- I was out having a smoke on March 24, 2005, at 10:30 PM, and looked up and saw a round craft with white lights around the sides. The object had a round white cylinder light in the center. It was silent and didn't move. It was about the size of a grapefruit at arm’s length. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Massachusetts - It Hovered 200 Feet Over Us

MILTON – The witness reports, “I was just walking home from school on March 2, 2005, at 3 PM, when I and two friends saw this cigar shaped mysterious craft. It was very fast at first, and then it slowed down over us. After about three minutes, it zoomed off at extreme speeds to the north towards the city of Boston. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Minnesota - Silent Boomerang

EAGAN – On April 15, 2005, at 1:20 AM, a silent boomerang shaped or possibly triangular shaped object appeared from the southeast traveling northwest. Because of surrounding trees, about 120 degrees of sky was visible overhead. It was a cloudless night. The object was a series of dull lights, that reminded me of amber bicycle reflectors. There were five to seven lights in a triangle along the front in a chevron pattern but the trailing edge was not clearly visible. The motion of the object caught my attention since it was black but a bit more matte and light than the background sky, like a silhouette. It was about the same size as a bald eagle flying about 50 feet overhead. The object made no sound. It traversed the arc of the sky visible to me in about 8 seconds (about 120 degrees). Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

New Hampshire - Black Triangle Hovering

HOPKINTON – Driving north on Interstate 89 just before Exit 4, on March 31, 2005 at 9:30 PM my son and I noticed three white lights hovering above the highway. When we came under the lights my son told me this thing is a big black triangle, so I pulled over and got out of the car. It was cloudy there with no stars visible and the light from the craft was clearly illuminating the bottoms of the cloud cover. It was at 1000 to 1500 feet altitude, and a few hundred feet from tip to tip The object was dark and featureless and in the shape of a perfect triangle except for three white lights. They were located at the corners of the craft, with a single non-flashing red light on the bottom directly in the center of the triangle. The object was hovering motionless above us and no noise was evident. It remained there for two minutes and began slowly moving and turned north following the highway. We followed it for three minutes more until the object disappeared into the clouds. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

New Jersey - Teardrop

Wayne – The witness states: “I was sitting in my bed when a bright array of lights caught my eyes on March 1, 2005, at 10:30 PM.” I looked out the window and noticed a flying object no more than 500 feet in the air. At first I thought it was an airplane, but then it picked up speed, and moved one mile in less then three seconds. Then it disappeared. The second sighting, it was the same object, over the same area, flying the exact same route, except this one just disappeared into the after 3 seconds. The lights on the craft were weird, they were yellow, green, blue, and black. Funny thing, is it made no sound, if you would like to contact me, please do so through email. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

New Mexico - Roswell Letter

Dave Veterick writes, “I spoke to Ms. Kyli Miller who composed the letter referenced in the article to Robert F. Brown from U.S. Rep. William Delahunt's office that stated, "Thank you for your letter about UFOs and the July 1947 incident that happened in Roswell, New Mexico. After looking into this matter, I have found that the debris from that is still being analyzed and is not open to the public at this time."

Ms. Kyli Miller called the Roswell UFO Museum. THEY told her debris, presumably in their possession, was being analyzed, not open to the public, etc. This is her ONLY source for what she put in this letter. She DID NOT stumble on to anything within the government needing further investigation.

I hope this avoids some of you from wasting time.
Thanks to Dave Vetterick

North Carolina – UFO Photo

Alan Caviness writes, “On the evening of April 10, 2005, I was shooting photos in a UFO-active area at 9:36 PM when I saw a light in the Orion Constellation suddenly turn on, hold for about 1-second, then turn off." The light turned on three different times over a 10-minute period maintaining a constant altitude and seemed to be meandering unpredictably over a region about a square mile in size. The brief light looked the same as a star and would reach an astronomical brightness magnitude of approximately -1 which is equivalent to the brightest stars in the sky. We nicknamed the object as a "Flasher" type UFO since we get many different types to appear in the local area over time.

These lights could easily pass for artificial satellites to a casual observer--but, as in one case, 5 of us witnessed one of these lights actually slow down to allow an airplane to pass in front of it--reinforcing my feeling that these objects are generally operating at around 5,000 to 15,000 feet and not 200 miles or more above the earth as do manmade satellites. In 2001, I had previously witnessed this same type of phenomenon. Thanks to Alan Caviness

Ohio – Disk Calls Home In Panic

NEW CUMBERSTOWN -- She won't report this to officials for fear of being thought 'crazy'. She had glanced at the window while watching TV and saw a blinking light on March 31, 2005, a minute after midnight. She saw three UFOs with a horizontal light band of different colors flashing along the side of the craft high above the ground. Each was the size of a spread hand at arm’s length each. The top one moved to the left and joined two more farther to the left. She could hardly breathe and felt a pressure on her chest from being scared and ran to the phone to call us. When my wife asked if they were still there she looked out her windows but it was just dark with stars. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

FOSTORIA – George Ritter sent two successive frames of a VHS tape that show a UFO moving from one point above a farm crib to another about 100 feet away on April 16, 2005 at 4:29 PM. The object is descending and moving north above a farm house and appears to be on a heading that would take into a large farmer’s field. This general area is known to contain many underground caverns. The photo implies an ability to penetrate into underground bases that appear as normal fields. Similar reports have claimed UFOs could penetrate mountains and various water. Note similarity to UFOs photographed by the Mar's Rover.

Thanks to George Ritter.

Rhode Island - Triangular Ship

EAST GREENWICH – The witness was driving south on Route 4 near the Quonset Point Exit on April 14, 2005, at 8:30 PM, when he saw a triangle shaped craft. It was a dark shape with three white lights on each corner and a blinking strobe (reddish /white) dead center. There were two state policeman pulled off to the other side of the road apparently watching since there was no construction and no accident. I did not stop, but slowed to about 30 mph and rolled my window down. There was no sound coming from the craft and it was surely not moving.

I am very familiar with this road and I know that there is no tower there. I continued driving and when I looked in my rear-view mirror there was nothing in the sky. I am positive that this was not a helicopter. The estimated height of the craft from the ground was 1-2000 feet. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Texas - Peculiar Military Craft Witnessed?

SYDNEY -- This object was witnessed by a qualified observer near Sydney, Texas, on March 9th, 2005. The observer saw lettering on the side of a triangular craft. We suspect that it is a craft flown by the U. S. military. If anyone recognizes the object, and knows what it is, please contact our Center with details. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Utah – Strange Objects

MODENA -- This picture was taken by my neighbor and friend Lydia on April 6, 2005. They were taken with a Sony digital. It was early sunset. We have been watching strange funnel clouds that appear to have these aircraft come down thru the funnel "cloud". We think they are coming thru from another dimension. This has been going on for several months.

Thanks to Carol J. and Skywatch International

Virginia - Bright Blue Soccer Ball

MANASSAS – The witness was standing on his back porch on March 1, 2005, at 10:30 PM, when he observed a bright blue sphere about the size of a soccer ball. He perceived the craft to be about 100 to 200 feet above the ground. It is possible that because of the night sky and the brightness of the object that it was bigger and higher than my perception. I was struck by how perfectly round the object was. It was a self illuminated ball bright blue in color traveling northwest directly across the roof of the town home beside me. It was a clear night and I by shear chance I was looking directly at the spot where the object appeared or I might not have seen it at all. The object was visible for no more than a second or two and disappeared beyond the houses a few hundred yards away. There was no sound at all. I was an air traffic controller earlier in my life and have seen lights appear to be many things they were not. The clarity, brightness, and speed of this object is something with which I have never had an encounter before. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Australia - Light in Sky

BRISBANE – The witness observed a light in the sky that jumped around erratically, too fast and erratic for a helicopter or plane for five minutes on March 31, 2005, at 8:30 PM. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Germany - Bright Two Segmented Object

Langenleiten -- My friend and I witnessed a strange object shaped like two "Tic-Tac´s" on Friday, on March 12, 2005, at 2:30 PM. I´m not sure if it was one object or two. At first we thought it was a Zeppelin of some kind, till we noticed that it looked segmented. I stopped the car, pulled over on the roadside and we watched the object for two or three minutes It was a very bright white object. It had two segments, that kind of reminded me of two Tic-Tac candies held together. It was about half the altitude of a normal passenger plane. There wasn’t any noise, and the object didn’t leave any contrails. It was traveling at a relatively high speed. It crossed the horizon in the 2-3 minutes we were watching, a plane (in my opinion) takes about the same time.

((NUFORC Note: The video is not very helpful in establishing what the object might be. It moves in and out of the frame of the camera frame, and it is very small, approximately the perceived size of a jet airliner overhead at cruise altitude. We do not know what the object is. PD)) Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Canada - Light formations

TORONTO – The witness observed formations of lights flying across the sky on April 17, 2005, at about 10.20 PM. It had a pattern like a large swept-back wing, without a fuselage. The pattern was symmetrical and I thought it looked like an advertising plane with lights on the wing. Only problem was that it was too large and silent. Only the single points of light in formation were visible.

Then around 10.30-10.35 PM, there was a triangle formation of 3 lights flying across the sky in a southward direction. They looked like fighter jets in formation from the apparent speed and distance. The span of the formation was about 1 inch at arm’s length. There was some other normal air traffic and you could make out multiple blinking lights. The light formations observed were white and single points. I, then, saw a linear formation of three lights headed north. All the lights were too far apart to be a single airplane, although they kept perfect formation. They flew straight and flew quite high. They flew too fast for a satellite, plus this was downtown and a satellite would be too dim. I estimate they were traveling 30 degrees of arc in 5 seconds when overhead. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

Romania – UFO Caught on Film

SUCEAVA -- The photographers were able to capture a UFO on a digital camera. They were able to catch the object on camera for an instant and next it disappears. The terrain is at the city limits, a forest area. The picture is very clear.

((NUFORC Note: Witness does not describe object. We will encourage him to add to the report. PD)) Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director,

SWEDEN – Ice Circle in River

Älvsbyn -- Gösta Nilsson discovered this ice ring on the Piteälven River south of the little town Älvsbyn in northern Sweden in January 1987. The inner circle diameter is about 50 meters. The pictures have been published in the book "Alien Art: Extraterrestrial Expressions on Earth" by Sarah Moran, Quadrillion Publishing, USA 1998. ISBN 1-85833-859-X. The author has these comments to the ice circle.

The photographer Clas Svahn (a researcher for UFOs Sweden) states: "Gösta Nilsson, seen in the pictures, witnessed how the 50 meters large ice floe had formed during a period of several weeks. Such rotating sheets of ice form as ice fragments gather where a river makes a turn, or on any flowing water. This is an unusual, but well known phenomenon, and not the least mysterious".

The Norwegian Crop Circle Group is aware of this prevailing theory, but feels there is reason to question whether it supplies the full solution, as ice circles can also be found in small ponds with stagnant water.

UK- England Cigar

CAMBRIDGE – On Sunday April 17, 2005, four witnesses including an ex RAF officer saw a UFO approach from the west. The principal witness attempted to capture the image on digital phone camera, and reported a sense that the object 'knew it was being observed' and changed course "when I tried to take a picture". The UFO was estimated to be between 200-250 feet in size. It had a smooth, dark, non-reflective, metallic gray surface. It was traveling at between 30 – 50 knots at an altitude of 1500-2000 feet. It was a large classic cigar-shape. It flew silently with no visible markings. The witness is cognizant of usual large air traffic (C130s, C141s, C5s and C17s) as location of observation is within ATC patterns of Cambridge Airport and RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall USAF bases. Regular hot-air balloon over flights add to the witnesses observational credence. E-mail report.

New York - Phoenix Lights Documentary

The highly rated “PHOENIX LIGHTS DOCUMENTARY” will screen as part of the New York International Independent Film Festival on Monday May 2, 2005 6:15 PM at the Village Art Cinema 181 2nd Avenue [at 12th street] NY, NY 10003.

On March 13, 1997, while looking skyward for a glimpse of the Halle-Bopp Comet, thousands of Arizona residents also witnessed a mile-wide, V-shaped formation of lights [that seemed to be attached to something] slowly and silently gliding over their heads. Based on the book "The Phoenix Lights...A Skeptic's Discovery that We Are Not Alone" by key witness, Lynne D. Kitei, M.D., highlights the historic unexplained mass sighting and much more! Forty-four credible eyewitnesses, Military, Former Phoenix Vice Mayor, University based scientists and experts give compelling testimony to the reality of these mysterious global visitations. Dr. Lynne will be on hand for Q & A, as well as book and DVD signing . Check out for 2 minute trailer. From hundreds of commendations after 5 smash weeks at the Scottsdale Harkins Shea Movie Complex

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