LUMINOUS UFOs SIGHTED IN LUDLOW, SHROPSHIRE, UK
On Sunday, October 23, 2005, at 8:45 p.m., eyewitness Sharon F. was "looking at Clee Hill from Ludlow," Shropshire, UK when she and her companions "saw a long line of colour-changing lights above Clee Hill. As the frame of reference, Clee Hill is about 600 meters (1,980 feet), and the objects appeared to be about 200 feet above" the summit.
"We watched it for ten minutes. Then we decided to drive two minutes away to get binoculars for a better view. On returning, the objects had disappeared. Nothing was vicible in the sky, as there was complete low cloud cover."
Sharon described the lights as "a long line of lights visible below the cloud level, changing colour, these appeared to be red, blue, green and orange."
"I was very interested to hear that somebody nearby had had a sighting within two days of this." Sharon added, noting that the Shropshire Star had reported a UFO in the vicinity of the motorway A5 on October 22, 2005. (Email Form Report)
LARGE LIVESTOCK TANK MYSTERIOUSLY DRAINED OF WATER IN ARGENTINA
"In the early morning hours of (Monday) October 31, 2005," approximately "70,000 liters of water were found to be missing from a tank habitually employed to provide livestock with water." The bizarre incident took place on a ranch located 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Parera in central Argentina's La Pampa province, just off Provincial Route 9.
According to ufologist Scott Corrales, "One of the most startling aspects of the 2002 cattle mutilation wave in Argentina was the disappearance of tremendous amounts of water from large cisterns known as 'tanques australianos' (literally, 'Australian tanks'-S.C.) in Argentina's cattle ranching communities. Entire swimming pools were drained empty in Santa Rosa, Argentina at the same time."
"Miguel Garrone, who leases the La Cabana ranch, says the tank was filled to the maximum on Saturday evening," October 29, 2005, "and was found completely empty in the early morning hours of Monday," October 31, 2005.
"No signs of breakage or filtration were found, not signs of moisture in the perimeter that could provide an answer to such a strange phenomenon."
"The livestock rancher indicated his astonishment, stressing that this is not the first time that such an event has occurred in the area."
"It is worth noting that on July 2, 2006, on a ranch belonging to Adolfo Ziegenfhus, some 4 kilometers (1.3 miles) from Quetrequen and 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Parera, another 70,000 liters of water vanished in a similar fashion-mysteriously and at night-without any trace ever being detected, not the existence of a leak or filtration that would justify the missing water ever being found." (Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Raul Oscar Chavez de CIUFOS-La Pampa para estas noticias.)
UNUSUAL FIREBALL SEEN IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
On Monday, October 31, 2005, at 9:30 p.m., Martha Jones was outdoors in Richmond, the state capital of Virginia, when she spotted an unusual object in the night sky.
"It approached from the west and was headed east," Martha reported, "It was a very low fireball with a shrewoosh sound. It was yellow and orange in color, circular at the head with a long flakey tail. I'd say it was about a couple of thousand feet up and flying at about 150 miles per hour. It scared the (deleted) out of me!"
"It wasn't reported in the local media. I don't see why not." (Email Form Report)
OVAL UFO SPOTTED IN MAMMOTH SPRING, ARKANSAS
On Saturday, October 29, 2005, at 7:35 p.m., the eyewitness, Mrs. McNeely, was at her home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, she reported, "when my husband called me onto our front deck to see a 'bright light in the sky.' Our horses were in the front pasture and seemed very uncomfortable."
"The light was extremely bright, oval to round, and stationary. There were no clouds in the sky this evening, and few stars, none bright. No detectable wind as the tree branches were not moving."
"The light was a fair distance away, at least three of four miles (5 to 6 kilometers). The object appeared to move closer, then away-remaining stationary for 15 to 20 minute intervals between shifts in position. The object did not appear to be a plane, helicopter or any other form aircraft familiar to us."
"The last time we stepped outside to observe the object was after midnight, when it disappeared completely. It just flicked out of sight." (Email Form Report)
ORANGE-WHITE UFO SIGHTED OVER LAKE IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN
On Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at 8 p.m., eyewitness Kevin Fisher spotted a mysterious "bright white and orange light in the sky either zipping or staying still. It either went behind the tree line or disappeared."
Kevin was at Gilletes Lake in Jackson, Michigan when he spotted the UFO on the west side of the lake. "It was a white orange color. I have been seeing them for the past year. I think one night when I was at the warehouse in Parma last year, a UFO came over the hill and it was white, then turned orange, and then it hit me with a spotlight."
"Then I woke up on my couch in my barn office. Missing time. I think I'm now being watched every now and then."
"The UFO was very slow except when I called other witnesses to look at it. Then it took off, but some of the witnesses did see it. I've had multiple sightings during the past few years." (Email /Form Report)
NUMEROUS LARGE FIREBALLS SEEN OVER BERLIN
"Numerous sightings of large fireballs over Germany this week have led to an upsurge in reports of UFOs, but scientists believe the cause is a bizarre annual meteor blitz."
"Many people in Germany have noticed the fireballs, said Werner Walter, an amateur astronomer in Mannheim who runs a Web site on unexplained astronomical phenomena, with a hotline for reports of unidentified flying objects."
"'The last reported sighting was yesterday (Thursday, November 3, 2005) at 7:30 p.m. in a corridor along the border with the Netherlands,'" Walter reported.
"'This week, we have had at least 15 emails and phone calls from people reporting fireballs,' he said, 'Some people said it looks like something out of a science fiction film.'"
"In addition to a possible meteor shower, Walter said amateur and professional astronomers were considering that the blitz was the result of a 'falling satellite or space junk.'"
"NASA's science Web site mentions reports of recent fireball sightings in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland and Japan."
"Walter described them as 'super-large, colored fireballs that shoot with the speed of lightning through the sky.'"
"However, the NASA Web site quotes meteor expert David Asher from the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland as saying that people 'are probably seeing the Taurid meteor shower.'"
"Taurids are meteors that shoot out of the constellation Taurus." The shower peaks during late October and early November each year. (See the Suddeutsche Zeitung for November 4, 2005, "Fireballs spark talk of UFOs.")
APPARITION OF JESUS APPEARS ON A WALNUT WARDROBE
Thousands of pilgrims are flocking to an upstairs apartment in Romania to view what hundreds are calling a miraculous image of Jesus Christ and two of his Apostles.
"Valeriu Junie, 66, of Drobeta Turnu Severin" in Romania "says he first noticed the images about a year ago, just before Christmas (2004)." He claims "the images of Jesus and two disciples have appeared on their wardrobe (upright walnut chest-J.T.)"
""He said, 'It all started one night when I was watching TV and noticed some shadows on our wardrobe. I turned on the light and saw the image of Jesus in the middle and those of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the sides.'"
"'I didn't say a word to anyone for a few weeks, but then the images started to become clearer everyday. I decided to call the priests and, since then, lot of people come to my house to see the miracle.'"
"The wardrobe is made of walnut and is nearly 50 years old. Valeriu's wife, Geta, 72, got it as a dowry on her wedding day from her parents."
"Local priest Vasile Nuhaiu said, 'I was shocked by what I saw there. There were three shadows on that wardrobe with the face of Jesus Christ in the center.'"
"'It is a miracle when Saints reveal themselves to us mortals, and I crossed myself and started to pray. I told the two old people (Valeriu and Geta-J.T.) that they should fast and pray to those two holy images.'" (See Ananova for November 1, 2005, "Pilgrims flock to see Jesus on wardrobe." Many thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown for this news story.)
ASSAILANT GOES ON RAMPAGE IN LAFAYETTE PARK
The Fayette Factor erupted in a big way in Washington D.C. last week.
"An assailant stabbed three people and accosted a fourth in Lafayette Park across from the White House" on Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The suspect was taken into custody, according to a spokesman for the Secret Service.
"The three who were stabbed were hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Secret Service spokesman Tom Mazur said. He said the name of the assailant was not being released."
"'It was a random attack,' because the victims did not appear to be associated with the man who attacked them, Mazur said.
"Back in the days when Lafayette Park was known as Lafayette Square, it was also called 'Tragedy Square' because of all the strange deaths associated with it," UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor commented. "For example, Lincoln's Secretary of State William Seward was nearly stabbed to death by one of the Booth conspirators in April of 1865. Seward was attacked in the front hallway of his residence, which then faced Lafayette Square."
"The Fayette Factor phenomena appear to be moving away from the unexplained fires of the past two years and into violent assaults. This is not an encouraging trend." (See the New York Daily News for November 2, 2005, "Man goes on stab spree near White House," page 8.)
THE GHOST ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
"Buyer beware, and be very, very afraid. Haunted houses are a seasonal treat for most, but, for some Massachusetts homeowners, the phrase aptly describes their very own residence."
"Christopher Balzano, a modern-day ghost hunter, says he has investigated numerous houses in the Boston area and has come away with some undeniable proof of haunting souls."
"Francis Donovan of Medway," Mass. "for instance has been sharing his home for the last 58 years with the late Rebecca 'Grammy' Garside."
"Garside took up residence at the home at 19 Winthrop Street" in Medway, Mass. "during the 1850s, when her family bought a neighboring linen factory, and she remained there until her death. During her final years, Garside was bedridden and relied on a small bell to alert family she needed a drink of water or other assistance."
"And, apparently, Garside is still ringing the bell."
"'The first time we thought it was a telephone and it wasn't. The second time, we had dinner guests over and they asked, 'Why don't you answer your telephone?'' Donovan, 88, recalled."
"Donovan eventually learned about the bell in 1960 from one of Garside's grandsons."
"'Grammy Garside must still be around ringing it. We hear it sometimes frequently, sometimes infrequently. It's Grammy Garside telling us she's still around,' said Donovan." (See the Boston Herald for October 30, 2005, "Sur-real estate," page 3.)
MYSTERY BOOM IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
"What residents felt in Wayne County," New York state "on Monday night," October 31, 2005, "was an earthquake, after all."
"The U.S. Geological Survey confirms that a micro- earthquake measuring 2.6" on the Richter scale "occurred Monday night, just before 7 p.m. in the town of Ontario, N.Y."
One resident, "Joan Sharstene, felt her house shake. 'I think I walked down the hallway over here, and I heard BAH-BOOM, and the house shook. The house really shook in the front.'"
"The last earthquake in New York state was a micro- quake registering 2.5 on the Richter scale near Plattsburgh, N.Y. on May 31, 2005."
"The largest earthquake ever recorded in New York was a 5.8" on the Richter scale that occurred "in Massena, N.Y. in 1944." (See the Rochester, N.Y. Democrat and Chronicle for November 1, 2005, "Wayne County feels an earthquake." Many thanks to Gwendolyne Drown for this newspaper item.)
SUPERHEROES GO BAD
Batman knocks over a bank in Massachusetts!
Green Lantern punches out a Florida sheriff's deputy!
Those stories made the news in the USA last week, and they were real-life incidents.
"Who was that masked man?"
"Surely not Batman, although the half-mask he wore gave him more than a passing resemblance to the Caped Crusader."
"Shortly before noon yesterday (Saturday, October 29, 2005) the bandit strolled into Sovereign Bank at 427 Rutherford Ave. in Charlestown," Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.
"He pushed a customer out of the way at the window, pointed a black handgun wrapped in a white plastic bag at the teller, and demanded money, police said."
"The teller complied, but the man demanded more, police said, so the teller handed him another wad of cash."
"He then ran out a rear door."
"Witnesses described him as a white man, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a white scarf."
"Police did not disclose the amount of money taken."
"The robbery was the second bank heist in as many days."
In Orange Park, Florida, "a partygoer dressed as 'Belligerent Drunk Man' was a hit at a Halloween bash until he started acting the part."
"Wearing a blue sweatshirt, a belt of beer pop-tops and a Superman-style emblem on his chest reading 'BDM', William A. Griffin got into a fight Sunday morning," October 30, 2005, "at an apartment complex, authorities said."
"Joseph Gillam, dressed as Green Lantern, tried to break up the fight but ended up pushing a sheriff's deputy, authorities said. Gillam, 37, was charged with disorderly intoxication and battery on an officer. He was released on $753 bail."
"Griffin, 26, was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. He pleaded no contest Monday," October 31, 2005, "and was ordered to pay court costs."
"Not that deputies didn't appreciate his outfit."
"'It was the funniest, if not the most original costume I've ever seen,' Deputy Glenn Ward said." (See the Boston Herald for October 30, 2005, "Batman goes robbin,'" page 3, and for November 3, 2005, "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Stupor Man," page 30.)
FLORIDA READER REPORTS ANOTHER WEIRD ATLANTA DREAM
Back in July 2005, UFO Roundup received two eerie reports from people in the southern USA who claimed to have had dreams about the nuclear destruction of the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
One family was so disturbed by this vision that they sold their Georgia home and moved across the USA to Oregon.
Now another reader has experienced an "Atomic Atlanta" dream.
Janice Hartfield lives in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and on the night of Monday, October 31, 2005, she had her disturbing dream,
Janice wrote, "I found your Web site because I was searching for nuclear dreams about Atlanta. Because two nights ago (October 31, 2005) I had one."
"In the dream, I was traveling south on foot across this river and, all of a sudden, I saw a huge mushroom cloud to the south. I started to run back to the north."
"I thought it was really close and that I was toast. But then I just knew that I was in Memphis (Tennessee), and I went to hide in this concrete house under construction."
"I also knew in the dream that the explosion was in Atlanta (Georgia) and that it could be seen by five states."
"I also am an evangelical Christian, and I have had a few dreams that have come to pass. I live in the panhandle of Florida (near Pensacola-J.T.) so I probably would not be affected by the blast."
"I don't know why God shared it with me."
"But it is too strange...and troubling."
(Editor's Comment: The curious thing about Janice's report is that she had her dream two days before she read about the July 2005 premonitions in UFO Roundup. When August 1, 2005 rolled around, your editor breathed a sigh of relief. I thought the danger period had passed. Apparently, that's not the case. The threat of a nuclear explosion in downtown Atlanta may still be in the future. If any other readers have dreams or premonitions of this sort...don't be shy. Send them in.)
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