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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
October 26, 2005

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Apollo 11 Astronauts Saw UFO

This week's files cover: Apollo 11 astronauts saw UFOs, General Twining says UFOs are real, Sir Charles W. Shults III, of Xenotech Research says there is running water on Mars. Shuttle videotapes UFOs over the Pacific Ocean and a Record Year of Dubious Renown!. The above photo was provided by Navy Commander Graham Bethune.

In addition, witnesses saw UFOs over Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Many witnesses saw UFOs in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

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. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that of the over one hundred UFOs reported each week, many represent alien craft. The United States Air Force Project Blue Book conducted a worldwide investigation of UFOs from 1947 until December 1969, when it disbanded its investigative team. We are now continuing the investigation.

Apollo 11 Astronauts Filmed UFOs

Dr. Pat Marcatillio called to inform me that Buzz Aldrin on the Science Channel show called, “The First on the Moon The Untold Story” announced that on the third day of travel from Earth the entire crew saw and filmed a UFO two hundred thousand miles from Earth on July 19, 1969.

Buzz states, "There is something out there, that was close enough to be observed. And what could it be?" The announcer states, " Traveling along side Apollo 11 was a curious object like this one filmed on a later mission that was not part of their own rocket it could only be one thing; a UFO. Buzz states, Mike thought he could see it in the telescope and in one position he could see a series of ellipses, but when you made it real sharp it was sort of bell shaped, that didn't tell us very much .

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their Lunar Module on the moon's Sea of Tranquility and became the first two humans to walk on the moon. This unprecedented heroic endeavor was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history.

Buzz Aldrin was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor amongst over 50 other distinguished awards and medals from the United States and numerous other countries. Since retiring from NASA, the Air Force, and his position as Commander of the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration. To advance his lifelong commitment to venturing outward in space, he founded his rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc.,

In 1947, Commander General Nathan Twining signed Air Material Command's Opinion that UFOs were real. .

As requested by AC/AS-2 there is presented below the considered opinion of this command concerning the so-called "Flying Discs":

a. The phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious.

b. There are objects probably approximately the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as man-made aircraft.

c. There is the possibility that some of the incidents may be caused by natural phenomena, such as meteors.

d. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely.

Mars has liquid Water

Sir Charles W. Shults III writes, “Going through the older images, I found one from Opportunity Sol 050, still inside Eagle Crater, where there were a couple of interesting geysers.” I tracked the water sources back and located this puddle of brine. You can see the salt crystals forming in it as soft, rounded shapes on the surface. I have left the colors saturated in this image to enhance the contrasts and make them more visible. Thanks to Sir Charles W. Shults III, K. B. B. President of Xenotech Research

Editor’s Note: Thanks to the European Space Agency image of Mars vegetation. Mars makes its closest approach to Earth on October 30th, for the next 13 years. There is a big dust storm on Mars you may be able to pick up with binoculars. Mars looks like a brilliant orange star rising in the east after sunset.

Shuttle Discovery videotapes UFO

PACIFIC OCEAN -- Dr.Oren Swearingen writes, “The Shuttle Discovery STS 114 mission was flying northwest over the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California at 13:54 GMT, on August 6, 2005. The shuttles camera is looking down at the Pacific Ocean that should be dark, but is not. There are lights moving around. The shuttle is flying upside down, and the Earth appears at the top of the picture and space is below, and the glow of the atmosphere outlines the horizon. Ships cannot be seen from space. Some lights are flashing and moving. An object near the left edge lights up and starts moving across the screen to the right following the curvature of the Earth.

Another object comes quickly on-screen, going from right to left and slows down which is impossible for an inanimate object to do in space. Near the left edge, it comes to a complete stop, as two other objects fly across the screen, and then make a 180 degree turn and fly back across the screen. At this time, NASA moves the camera away from the objects. According to Newton’s Laws of Motion, and object set in motion in the vacuum of space will continue forever in the same course unless acted upon by an outside force. These must be self-illuminated and self-propelled objects — proving that it is a genuine UFO. To view film go to Thanks to Jeff Challender and Oren Swearingen

Arkansas Amazing Black Triangle

LITTLE ROCK -- Two vehicles came swooping in near Little Rock Airport, just after twilight. Both were descending at an unacceptably high rate of speed. I instantly slowed to about 48 mph, just slow enough to capture the active motion against a relatively stable foreground. It suddenly dawned on me that these aircraft were in hot pursuit and heading toward me! That's when it all became clear that I was observing a real UFO.

The vehicles leveled-off at an altitude of 1,000 feet and continued at me for about 1 mile. Their additional descent went unnoticed until the first craft slowed to a nearly parked position. Behind him, was a full battle-ready Huey helicopter which also came to a sudden halt, much as though he was scared of getting more than an inch closer. The Black Triangle proceeded to move forward and I rolled to a position just beyond it's wingspan. At that point, it was about 1 1/2 blocks away and I could see the entire thing through my driver's side window, but as it moved, it filled my Jeep's entire windshield.

I looked intensely at every portion of that machine with feelings of both one of terror and relief. My biggest fear was that the helicopter would fire upon it and I would be caught in the fireball below! Another helicopter appeared. Below is a graphic image which illustrates what Tom witnessed, an excellent job he done on this.

Thanks to Larry and Brian Vike HBCC UFO Research

Arizona humanoid

PHOENIX -- I saw something unusual in the sky on September 23, 2005, this morning almost directly above my head. It was a dark blood-red object barely moving north. I grabbed the binoculars and saw that it was definitely not balloons. The object looked red but when looking through the binoculars the object had a golden-yellowish top (head?). and a black jet pack looking thing on the left side along with two leg-like appendages hanging down with round "shoes."

The golden-yellowish head looked like an octagon-shaped helmet through the binoculars. The jet pack looked just like a jet pack from Buck Rogers with two oxygen tanks. Its shoes seem to direct the object. When the object moved the legs moved too. If it were balloons then why did it change direction and never lose or gain altitude? The object never wobbled or reflected the sun like a balloon. It was flying north then stopped and headed west in a perfectly straight line. Speeding up a video shows true motion and there is no mistaking that this object is going in a straight line. The object was moving at a snail's pace and at one point came to a complete stop and changed course going in the opposite direction. There were no winds at ground level and it was around 90 degrees and partly sunny.

This object was eerily similar to the one I captured on August 4, 2004 and acted the same way. Thanks to The Journal of Hispanic Ufology October 18, 2005

California two light rectangular objects

SAN MARCOS -- On September 29, 2005, I received a pair of 8 x 30 binoculars with a 3.2 megapixel camera built in. I was tracking an incoming jet landing at McCellan Palomar Airport, when I caught sight of two rectangular light colored objects that were connected to one another that hovered at about 20,000 feet.

It remained motionless for about a minute, then moved east, then north, in an arc and rose steadily until it disappeared. Less than a week later I was looking through my binoculars at 6 PM, and caught sight of objects moving through my field of view. Some were light and some dark. They were mostly indistinct, and hard to follow. One dark object was like a little patch of smoke or cloud. It flew south and became solidly defined as a sort of flying carpet, but then it became two skinny elongated triangles attached at the tips.

It folded itself and repeated the steps of carpet, triangle, fold and back to carpet. I watched it for about a minute moving south. It went through the cycle I described maybe 8-10 times while in view. Thanks to Brian Vike

ORANGE COUNTY -- Ed Brooks writes, I have had numerous sightings in the last four months on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. I will include a few recent photos I have taken on October 25, 2005. Thanks to Ed Brooks

Florida Triangle

GAINESVILLE – A slow moving low flying black triangle was spotted with dim star-like lights October 20, 2005, at 8:14 PM. I stepped out of my apartment and a movement overhead caught my eye. It was very slow moving and either very low overhead or absolutely enormous. At first when I recognized the dark triangular shape, I thought perhaps it was a stealth bomber, but it was too low and flying too slow and did not make a sound. The moon was just rising as sunset was only about an hour prior to the event. They seem to fly only at night. The object was barely noticeable, except for dim lights around its edges, it was roughly as bright as the dimmest stars. It distorted the background sky to conceal itself. It flew due east and I chased it as best I could in my car and almost had an accident. I have a BS in psychology, and am pretty even keeled, but when I saw this object, I was afraid I was having a psychotic breakdown. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Nevada Five Lights Appeared

LAS VEGAS -- I was sitting on a curb on October 14, 2005, outside a building, had been there about 10 minutes. The sky was clear with no clouds when five lights appeared, like tiny stars drifting slowly southwest. One by one they became nine balls of light but some would head in the opposite direction, stop then start drifting again SW. My boyfriend agreed they were not balloons. Then, one of them turned a bright red and slowly went SW of the other lights, it seemed a little larger than the rest. It would go from red to white, then red. A couple of times, when a plane would come near it, it would disappear then come back later.

I saw a UFO mother ship over the western mountains of Las Vegas in 1994. Thanks to Brian Vike

New Jersey triangle

CHERRY HILL -- Three white objects in triangle formation hovered and then objects flew away from each other at high speed on October 3, 2005, at 11:15 PM. I saw a triangle shape made of three distinct objects hovering in the sky. I was driving at the time, and eventually slowed down to make special note of this object. It hovered for over a minute, followed by the objects flying off into separate directions. This quickly told me it was not a solid triangle with three lights. I could only track one of them flying to the west, which shot off at high speed. The objects themselves were all circle/ball shaped with a large bright white center. They all had small blinking red lights around this central white area. They were as big as a dime held at arm’s length.

ELIZABETH -- The object was hovering for about 30 seconds and shining due to reflection of the sun on October 19, 2005, at 7:30 AM, until I couldn't see anything. I work near the airport but I don’t know what it was, but it was really strange. It could not have been an airplane. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

STIRLING – Henry Schuren reports his wife and he saw a strange craft on Route 516 at 6:30 PM, on October 23, 2005. His wife was driving at 35 to 40 mph, and he looked out his side window to see a grapefruit sized craft traveling in formation with their car. The object flew parallel to them for several minutes at the slow speed so they pulled into a large parking lot, and could still see the object. Now it was the size of a golf ball, so they flashed their car lights three times. The craft apparently noticed the lights and flew directly toward them as it descended and grew larger. They then became afraid and decided to leave the parking lot as the object continued to follow them at 40 mph. Upon reaching Route 206 five minutes later the craft disappeared. Thanks to Henry Schuren

North Carolina V-shaped or triangle

MARINE CORP BASE -- I was out in field with a deer I just shot, when I saw four lights flying towards me on October 23, 2005, at 7:30 PM. It flew over me flying southwest. It had a diamond shape with glowing red lights with a large round red light in its center. The craft had two white strobes on each wing tip and a red strobe in the front center that were seen only as it flew by. I could hear a faint jet noise after it went by. With jet noise that far behind the craft it usually means that it is at very high altitude, which would indicate this thing was a huge craft. But I thought it was only 1000 feet or so, and the size of a B 2 at that altitude. That's not all, it came back or there were two of them flying the same flight path.

Ohio video of triangle

AKRON – Amy took a video of a triangle shaped object as it flew over the Fairlawn Fire and Police Department at dusk on October 12, 2005. The video was taken with a Sharp Video camera.

Pennsylvania UFO chased by jets

CHAMBERSBURG – The witness reports seeing an object reflecting sunlight followed by a military jet at 6:35 PM, on October 17, 2005. The object left no visible exhaust, and was chased by three jets that left white exhaust contrails. The object increased the gap between itself and the first mentioned jet slightly as I watched. The object and the first jet were heading southwest. All aircraft and the object were at a very high altitude. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Texas triangle videotaped

AUFMAN – Larry writes, “I was outside on October 22, 2005, taking photos of a large line of clouds, at about 2:30 PM.” After the clouds passed over my house, I noticed a very small pin-point of something white at about 11 o'clock high looking toward the southwest. I went into the house and got my Sony, and when I got back it was still there. I had a hard time finding it, but I finely zoomed in on it and it was a white triangle.

Then, it started changing to different shapes and morphing. I downloaded the whole thing on the computer and slowed it down and it sure appears to be changing shapes. The object was moving to the southwest at 30 or 40 mph and I took three and half minutes of videotape before I lost it. Thanks to Larry and Brian Vike.

Argentina another UFO spotted

LA PAMPA -- The time was about 6 PM, on October 16, and Gustavo José Montiel saw a "flying machine" 45 degrees over the horizon.

The witness pointed out the UFO to his wife since he works in avionics and radar systems. Montiel stopped his vehicle and got out. Both he and his wife observed in wonderment as "two dark inverted soup bowls, were suspended in mid-air, issuing long jets of steam or white smoke from their lower section toward the ground."

The witness immediately contacted the Airport's Control Tower asking if "they had any aircraft in that sector". They did not, and that "they could not check that radial due to a lack of radar coverage." At one point, one of the UFOs "interrupted the jet of steam and initiated an escape toward the east at an impressive rate of speed, vanishing in a matter of seconds." Translation (c) 2005, S. Corrales, IHU. Tthanks to Raul Oscar Chaves, CIUFOS-La Pampa

Bolivia the presence of a shining UFO

ORURO -- The elenco de artistas de Tra-la-lá Show were surprised on October 23, 2005, at 00:45 hours by the presence of a UFO that flew near Caihuasi. The elenco troupe was 36 kilometers away from Oruro. The artist Cecilia Travesí states “We observed a reflection on the right side of the bus and commented on how beautiful the moon looked. The boy said, “The moon was on the other side of the bus.”

“It was a bright red globe that blinded the eyes; and illuminated two kilometers of the mountains, it was really extraordinary. It was a scene that I have never witnessed before in all my life. Manolo, my son said, “It was a UFO!” Indeed, the reflection of the object was so great that we could not believe it. Travesí asserted that the flying object moved up and down and the center looked like a fire. After a few minutes the globe or whatever it was disappeared. The local television channel had reported a similar object which was seen by others. Thanks to Frank Warren

Canada metallic disk and UFOs sighted

ST. THOMAS -- At 12:10 PM, on October 6, 2005, I noticed two jetliners heading west only a couple hundred feet from each other leaving behind two straight fluffy white contrails. The contrails were extremely thick and did not dissolve, but extended back as far as I could see. In front of them at the same altitude was a shinny disk a few hundred feet ahead. It was slightly wobbling as it flew. Suddenly a very bright light emitted from the front of the disk and faded and then one came from the back of the disk. The disk was going faster than the Jetliners and they seemed to be chasing it. Thanks to Brian Vike

CHRISTINA LAKE, B.C. -- My sister saw what we believe might be the same UFO that someone else reported on October 8, 2005. My sister was traveling from Christina Lake to Castellan in the early AM, when she saw a circular object with long triangles coming down from it. Because of their speed of travel, the object continued to stay almost in front of the sun. The road turned and she lost sight of it. Thanks to Brian Vike

Chile chance UFO photographed

VALPARAISO - El Mercurio reports, “The UFO in a photograph taken by a reader of La Estrella in Olmué, becoming visible when the frame was printed, reopened the subject of UFOs which has occurred repeatedly in Chile's 5th Region. In early October, a resident of Cerro Monjas claimed having observed a UFO in broad daylight, capturing it on his digital camera. Jeannette Faúndez Nunez, at 7:15 PM, October 15, after having enjoyed a lovely picnic in Olmué with her husband, children and other relatives, noticed the beauty of the landscape lit by the full moon at dusk, and took a photograph. She was considerably surprised when upon printing the image that is seemingly metallic and as luminous as the image of the Moon.

Mexico airliner crew reports UFO

Oaxaca -- Aviation expert Alfonso Salazar Mendoza of Inexplicata reports during the first days of October 2005. The crew of a Boeing 737-200 (registration XA-MAA) witnessed the maneuvers of a plate-shaped unidentified flying object, described by the flight engineer as being highly luminous and similar to platinum. The event occurred at 12:30 PM, in an air corridor at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Witnesses describe the mysterious object as having emerged from a cloud and entering another about ten miles from their aircraft. The crew found the sighting truly remarkable. Also, another airliner belonging to Magnicharter had reported a strange sphere that remained static over the World Trade Center air corridor in Mexico City.

Alfonso Salazar is writing a book called "Los Ovnis y la Aviación Mexicana II" claiming a large percentage of aviation professionals are convinced that UFOs exist. Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, IHU.

Norway numerous objects put on show

MOSS OSTFOLD -- I was standing outside at 7 AM, on October 17, 2005, when I saw an object suddenly appear then appear one at a time grow until there were five. They flew closer and closer but made no sound. The objects made maneuvers that planes could do. They flew slow at first, then shifted into fast maneuvers, then flew back in formation again. The objects were not blinking. I'm puzzled about what they could be but I have a nice clue. They seemed to be making signals in the sky. They were very beautiful to watch indeed. Thanks to Brian Vike

A Record Year of Dubious Renown!

David E. Twichell writes, In “Global Implications of the UFO Reality”, I attempted to convey a sense of urgency for the implementation of alternative energy devices allegedly back-engineered from downed UFOs. I cited several, credible, scientific sources that blamed the global warming problem on human activities, i.e. the burning of fossil fuels and the disposal of nuclear waste. There were those who labeled me an “alarmist”, and I was reminded, “Earth changes have been going on since time immemorial.”

Be that as it may, a study, published in the journal “Science” in 2002 declares; "Earth's polar ice sheets are changing over relatively short time scales, that is, decades versus thousands of years.” This applies to earth changes in general as well.

The book was published in 2003. Although my predication of future, accelerated, global catastrophes was far from unique, I wrote; “The reader will have the advantage of looking back on the data to check this prediction. I hope it has been exaggerated.”

The article “Increasing Western Media Concern about Chaotic Global Weather, Earthquakes and Meteor Explosions in Atmosphere” by: Sorcha Faal, appeared in the March 2005 issue of MiMUFON’s Newsletter. The article addressed the record breaking natural catastrophes occurring in the time period between November 14, 2004 and January 12, 2005. It also outlined an exhaustive list of many of these record events. The article concluded with: “This list should only be remarkable for what is not included, not what is. To include all the significant and record setting, weather events for just this time period alone, November 14th to January 12th, would take many hundreds of pages.

“Also not noted here have been these past year’s worldwide record numbers of floods, tornados, hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons that have served to make this past years events the costliness in human history, as reported by the world’s largest insurance company Munich Re. Munich Re board member Stefan Heyd has also said that the weather extremes "underline our long-standing demand for prompt and rigorous measures against global climate change. After the disappointing outcome of the recent climate summit in Buenos Aires, time is running out.”

As of the end of October, international climate data suggest that 2005 is on track to be the hottest year ever. In September of 2005, a team of university of Colorado and NASA scientists announced that the Arctic sea ice cap shrank by two million square miles this summer. Although Artic ice decreases in the summer months as a matter of course, this is a difference of 500,000 square miles more than that recorded between 1979 and 2000. Given the Artic ice field started with two and a half million square miles in the spring of 2005, this represents a twenty-five percent decrease.

Temperatures are taken from thousands of sites around the globe and show that the Earth’s temperature has raised one – one and a half degree in the past century. This would appear to be an insignificant amount over a one hundred year span, however, hurricane Katrina was proof positive of the difference a mere one degree increase can make. Further, meteorologists predict yet another one degree increase by next year in the Gulf region – one degree in one year as opposed to one hundred years.

The experts have finally agreed that global warning has accounted for much of the Earth’s chaotic weather conditions and the ferocity of these conditions will only increase and with more frequency.

With hurricane Wilma, named storms have already exhausted the alphabet, and the hurricane season still has one more month to go. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were considered two of the most deadly and destructive of their kind, disabling (at least temporarily) twenty-five percent of America’s oil rigs and refineries in the Gulf region. Perhaps it is a mere coincidence, but it would appear that Mother Earth has targeted the source of its ills. If such is the case, it would be better named “poetic justice”.

In the aforementioned book I wrote: “Mother Earth has been attacked by a parasite. Its name is “humankind”. Her immune system has kicked in to destroy the invader in an attempt to save her own life. As in the case of our own physical bodies, either she will be successful or she will die – taking the parasite with her.

“I wonder if the parasite that invades our bodies is smart enough to realize that its actions will ultimately cause its own demise. I wonder if humankind is any smarter.”

Whether alternative energy sources are the result of back engineering from crashed UFOs or that of mankind’s own technologies, they do exist and must be implemented as soon as yesterday. The economic backlash of such implementation can and will be dealt with despite our inherent fear of change. We have dealt with bigger issues and survived. Isn’t that what it’s all about . . . surviving? Thanks to David Twichell

UK fleet caught on film

ENFIELD -- There has been an increase in UFO sightings over the UK in the past few months, and Gene Harley reports that on October 20, 2005 at 9:30 PM, he took an image of a gigantic fleet of UFOs flying close to M25, with his mobile phone camera. Gene, driving with a group of friends, saw a fleet of 50 brightly illuminated flying objects, in a scattered formation heading roughly east. It took only about 4 minutes for the objects to pass over and head out of sight. There seemed to be a fair amount of aircraft activity near London at the time. Gene contacted the local media in his area, including the BBC and none seemed interested in his story. One of the most amazing features that struck us from the footage is that each light seems to be flashing individually between white and red. This pretty much rules out the idea that this could be a plane because they only have a couple of flashing lights on the wings. Thanks to Martin, Dave and Andy Cosmic Conspiracies Investigation Team

Michigan MUFON UFO Meeting

George Filer will be speaking at the Michigan MUFON UFO Meeting on Sunday, November 6, 2005, at 1 PM. Walli's East Restaurant in Flint, Michigan. Contact Bill Konkolesky State Director Michigan MUFON (248).515.-9568

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