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Filer's Files #5 -- 2001, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern

WORLD. In Siberia, Russian pilots refused to take off because of
a hovering UFO, while UFOs were spotted in North Carolina,
Illinois, Texas, Malaysia, the Isle of Man, UK, and Chile. Sky
booms in North Carolina and Ohio,


NEW SCIENTIST reports, IF YOU WANT to find extraterrestrial
intelligence, you're going to have to look in the right place.
In our Galaxy alone there are more than 100 billion stars, so
you might expect to find a profusion of alien abodes. But which
suns do you point your telescope at? Bright, yellow stars like
our own Sun have always seemed the obvious place to start. In
the past few years, though, researchers have begun to wonder if
they've been neglecting a whole class of likely targets: red
dwarfs. Smaller, cooler and fainter than the Sun, red dwarfs
give out just a feeble red glow. More than a dozen of these puny
stars reside within as many light years of Earth, yet they're so
faint that not a single one is visible to the unaided eye. It
was always thought that any planet orbiting a red dwarf would be
an extremely unlikely place to find life. But it now looks as
though these dim red suns could harbor most of the Galaxy's
life-bearing worlds. This is great news for anyone hoping to
find hospitable planets outside the Solar System. While stars
like the Sun are relatively rare, four out of five stars in our
Galaxy are red dwarfs. "We all want to find habitable planets
out there," says Laurance Doyle, an astronomer at the SETI
Institute in Mountain View, California. "The fact that we can
now rule in 80 per cent of the stars is a positive note." Thanks
to Ken Croswell

Editor's Note: If those reports of aliens wearing dark colored
inserts over their eyes are true, an alien explorer from a Red
Dwarf would need to shield his eyes from our bright sun. This
might also explain the reports of alien craft entering and
leaving the water for darkness.


WILMINGTON -- Gerry @ Far Shores reports mysterious booming
noises that have shaken the Cape Fear coast from time to time
returned last week, prompting calls to meteorologists and
earthquake specialists from worried residents. The National
Earthquake Information Center in Boulder, Colo., detected no
major earth movement in the area. Modern theories include that
the booms are caused by jets breaking the sound barrier, the
shifting of the continental shelf, or a volume of air suddenly
becoming hotter than the air surrounding it and exploding like a

ASHTABULA, Ohio. Sky booms accompanied by quivering of the
ground was reported Friday, January 19, 2001, at 9:13 PM in this
community on the shore of Lake Erie. The booms sounded similar
to explosions but no source was found. Police and fire
dispatchers fielded several calls from folks in Saybrook and
Ashtabula Townships and in Ashtabula who felt the unexplainable
tremor. 'The seismographic site did report some kind of blip,'
Ed Semppi, director of the Ashtabula County Emergency Management
Agency said, 'But there's no reason as to what happened yet.'
Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Geologic Survey in Columbus had noticed a tremor-like vibration
at their Jefferson-based seismographic site."  Thanks to the
Ashtabula Star-Beacon for January 21, 2001"

Editor's Note: These loud booms often signal UFO activity in an
area. They are often reported near bodies of water where UFOs
are reported entering and leaving. We will continue top watch
these areas for continued sightings.


ANDERSON -- On January 4, 2001, the witness observed a white
large object without wings moving very slowly toward the
northwest or about 340 degrees. The object was white, not a
light, nor silver, nor reflecting sunlight. It stopped in it's
slow movement for about ten seconds or more when it was about
ten degrees off my 12 O'clock position. The sky was clear with
only some cirrus clouds in the West. I watched the object then
went for my wife to verify what I was seeing. She came out and
watched it for a few minutes. I went back inside for my
binoculars but had misplaced them, this taking about five
minutes. When I went back outside the object was still in view
and moving very slowly. Eventually it went behind the view to
the cirrus clouds. As a pilot I am familiar with judging
altitude, etc., and this was above 30,000 feet. As mentioned
before, it was white in color not reflecting the sun. The object
was over an inch as measured with my hand in front of my eyes.
This was very unusual to me as it was moving toward the jet
stream for today. I did not say to my wife what I thought it
was, nor color, etc., but I did ask her to explain what she saw.
She said the same thing I was thinking, color, shape etc. The
shape as we could make it out was long with no wings. It
certainly was NOT a weather balloon. It was in our view at least
twelve to twenty minutes from the 11 o'clock position that I
first observed it until it was about 3 o'clock in the NW sky. My
location is: Lat. 34 32 20N Long. 82 43 35W Thanks to Peter
Davenport Director NUFORC <A
HREF="http://www.ufocenter.com/">NUFORC</A> www.ufocenter.com


MUFONGA State Director Tom Sheets says, I feel that some further
discussion is in order regarding the non-extraterrestrial
theory(s) and the UFO phenomena. I mentioned that my personal
views now lean more toward the non-ET theory of UFOs and the
several probably related areas, abduction, entities, et al. I
pursued an intense study of the phenom due to a personal
experience. During my career as police chief, I continued this
and was fortunate enough to find a few peers doing the same.
Eventually my becoming sort of a 'clearing house' in the South
Atlanta Metro area led to various citizens bringing their
experiences to me for cursory investigation, or perhaps it just
allowed them to vent to someone in authority who would listen
and understand. While most of the UFO literature available to me
was pretty set on the theory that UFOs were interplanetary
craft, upon reading Vallee and Dr. Jung, a big question mark was
thrown into the other sources I was studying. Retirement gave me
the opportunity to join MUFON with the proper time to devote to
this endeavor. As I became embroiled in all of that from 1996
onward, these questions continued to pop up, constantly
screaming that the UFO phenom WAS NOT WHAT IT SEEMED. I met the
then MUFON State Director and founding ISUR Board member John
Thompson in 1996, and was indeed fortunate that he became my
mentor. Discussions with John further deepened the mystery. John
always said that he just followed where the UFO evidence took
him. John Thompson was right! THE PHENOMENA WAS DEFINITELY NOT
WHAT IT SEEMED TO BE! It's almost like some of the 'other' well
known big name UFO investigators and researchers have
brainwashed (exploited?) the public into the ET hypothesis above
all others, thereby more or less closing the minds of smart and
clever folks like you that otherwise could help find the
solution we've been seeking.

Last week John Thompson reviewed the book 'Grand Illusions'
written by Dr. Gregory Little in Filer's Files #3. Please go to
George Filer's website ( <A
HREF="www.filersfiles.com">www.filersfiles.com</A> ) and read
Dr. Little's theory on the origin of UFOs and related events
that closely parallel my own, and those of John Thompson. Having
read Vallee and Jung through the 70's and 80's, and Keel in the
90's, then Dr. Little in the past few months, plus my own
findings from case investigation, I've been led to lean further
away from the theories of an extraterrestrial origin for UFOs.
Yes, UFOs are a reality, yes some abductions experiencers are
reporting truthfully, yes some entity manifestations are for
real. I'm just leaning further and further away from the
theories that scream that they're ALL ET in origin. In fact, if
they were ALL just ET paying good old earth a visit, it would be
much simpler for us to comprehend (and ascertain same). The
phenom as we know it is so bizarre, so variable, so outright
weird, only an explanation like that proposed by Dr. Little, et
al really makes sense in my opinion. I'm not totally discarding
the possibility of extraterrestrial life and visitation -- only
a fool would do so -- because those boogers are definitely out
there. I just don't feel they are behind ALL of this high
strangeness Ufologists have been encountering for some 50+
years.  Read the 'Mothman Prophecies' by John Keel (Arcturus can
send it, 561-398-0796). 'Grand Illusions' is available from Book
Clearing House  at 1-800-356-9315 Also go to the ISUR
(International Society for UFO Research) website and read John
Thompson's articles 'Abductions: The Truth', and 'The Enigmatic
Troup-Heard Corridor'. There are also excellent articles there
by C. Leigh Culver, the Georgia UFO community's abduction
specialist. The case database also contains complete field
investigator's reports for MANY Georgia cases by Thompson, and
the other ISUR Board Members and investigators. (Most of these
were joint MUFON/ISUR cases, as a lot of us carry credentials
from both organizations). <A HREF="www.isur.com">ISUR</A>


ROCKFORD -- WREX Channel 13 Television and other news media
reported that they had received some 600 reports of UFOs over
this city in Northern Illinois around 9:00 PM on January 11,
2001. As many as twelve lights or UFOs were reported conducting
maneuvers over the city. Some reports of computer and electrical
shutdowns coincided with the reports. Later that night on all
three of the news stations in Rockford reported the sightings.
Some people reported seeing six lights while others reported
seeing a dozen yellow orange lights hovering in the sky. The
light sightings were made from 8:50 to 9:00 PM. Sightings have
been fairly regular in recent months over the city.


KANSAS CITY -- Richard Buchli D.V.M., Ph.D., "We started with a
clear sky this morning. Midmorning I counted 8 planes laying
down tracks east to west. As these tracks expanded to a mile or
more in width, they joined. I quit watching shortly after noon.
Now at 4:00 PM we are so completely overcast that I can look
directly at the sun and see a spot of light. At the same time as
the chemtrails were being laid down, I spotted several normal
CONTRAILS which evaporated a short distance behind the planes.
The normal contrails were at approximately the same height as
the Chemtrails. If any of my photos come out, I will share some
of them with you. Thanks to DORI PRESENTATIONS, LTD. Richard
Buchli D.V.M. Ph.D. docrib@kc.rr.com


HOUSTON -- Cliff Rowe reports that on January 5, 2001, I was
driving my car at 5:40 PM to pick up my granddaughter at the
library as the sun was just setting below the horizon. The sky
was still blue with a high cloud or two reflecting orange color
on the clouds. I observed a bright (cloud like) oblong
unidentified object moving from east to west. At first I thought
it was a meteorite with a tail on it moving through the
atmosphere. I pulled my car into a parking lot to watch it for
about ten minutes or so. The object was moving about the speed
of an airplane at 30,000 feet altitude. As I watched it, there
were airplanes moving around with landing lights on and I
compared the object to the airplanes. The airplanes looked dark
even with their landing lights on against the blue sky. I saw no
wings on the object. The object was about the size of my small
fingernail at arm's length. I could also describe it as a moving
small bright white cloud. The object was flying much higher than
the airplanes and was totally covered with a bright white light,
nothing like the airplanes I observed. The object moved
completely across the sky in about 7 or 8 minutes, from over
Baytown to Houston, and then seemed to slow down or stop and
then start moving again. The object flying as high as it was
seemed twice as large compared to the airplanes flying at a
lower altitude. It also seemed to me that the sun might have
been reflecting on the object because the object maintained it's
brightness with a slight orange color the entire time I observed
it. The object did not leave any vapor trail like a high flying
plane might do. The object flew into a small orange cloud and
emerged a minute later and then seemed to change direction to
the south. ' I live 30 miles east of Houston and this object
would have been over Houston the last time I observed it. The
object stood out because of it's brightness. I do not believe it
was an airplane after comparing the planes to it. It looked
entirely different from the planes. Thanks to Cliff Rowe


KINGSVILLE - I experienced something very very strange sometime
before 4:00 AM on December 31, 2000. Frankly, I have the feeling
I was visited. For the past five years, I have dreamed that my
two story house is tilting and crashing into the street. This
morning, I awoke and suddenly heard a low frequency buzz or
vibration. I'm not sure what it was, but I sensed my house was
tilting again to the west. I tried to brace myself because I
though I was in another earthquake like when I lived in Japan. I
expected to hear furniture hitting the west wall. I mean the
angle was about 45 degrees now. But, I neither heard furniture
slamming into anything and to my amazement, my ceiling fan was
turning as normal and not at an angle. That clued me into
something weird. While I was trying to brace myself, I realized
I was fully immobilized, could not move any limb or my head. The
only thing that would move were my eyes and they were open. At
this time, I looked to my right toward my skylight and saw a
beam of blue light that I sensed was searching and it found me.
To my left (west side) I also saw light coming from the window.
I realized something was not right, I could not move. I now felt
semi unconscious yet fully awake and I was being examined in
bed. I looked around and could only make out a small dark figure
to my left, above my head and to my right. To my astonishment,
directly in front of me about ten feet away, I saw what appeared
to be a holographic figure, or perhaps that was the beam of
light that found me. I asked these things what they wanted, but
got no response and sensed they were intent on examining me. I
definitely experienced fear! But there was nothing I could do.
Then suddenly it stopped, and they left at least it felt that
way, and I look quickly at the clock and it was 0402 hours. The
blue light then gradually went away (maybe 30 seconds after the
events stopped) from both my sky light and window. I have been
awake since.


SANTIAGO DE CHILE AND ROMERAL -- Cristian Riffo reports film and
photo evidence is coming in on various UFO sightings that will
be analyzed by researchers. With a record number of visitors and
the presence of UFOs in the skies, the Second UFO Alert (Segunda
Alerta Ovni) organized by OVNIVISION CHILE ended after 26,000
people contacted the site equipped to follow the event's
transmission live on the Internet. (www.ovnivision.cl ) The
broadcast started at 21:00 hours from the studios of Radio
Romance in Santiago and was heard worldwide through Radio Ovni,
the first Chilean means of communication which transmits 24 hour
programming related to UFO phenomena. Due to the considerable
amount of people on-line past midnight, the time set to bring
the UFO Skywatch to an end was extended to continue the
broadcast until four o'clock in the morning. Visits and ph

February 2001 
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