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Filer's Files #51 -- 2000, MUFON Skywatch Investigations
George A. Filer, Director, Mutual UFO Network Eastern
 

NORTH POLE -- Christmas Eve night there was a flurry of UFO
reports describing a bright red nosed vehicle seen heading south
from the North Pole. Relatively few UFO sightings have been
reported throughout December. UFO aircrews seem to be on a
holiday the last several weeks. The few sightings have come from
New York, Florida, New Mexico, Mexico and England. We review
letters from New Jersey and Australia about their insight into
what is happening.

Many readers have sent Christmas cards and I wish to thank you all, and I
hope you will consider this as Christmas card in return. May all the joys of
the season bring you health and happiness throughout the New Year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE ANGELS

We celebrate Christmas throughout much of the world based on the
birth of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. The logical question is
what has this to do with UFOs? I suggest there is a connection.
Carl Sagan in his book, " Intelligent Life in the Universe"
indicated Earth had likely been visited by extraterrestrials. He
states: "Sumer was an early--perhaps the first -civilization the
contemporary sense on the planet Earth. It was founded in the
forth millennium B.C. or earlier. We don't know where the
Sumerians came from. I feel that if the Sumerian civilization is
depicted by the descendents of the Sumerians themselves to be of
non-human origin, the relevant legends should be examined
carefully." (page 456) He goes on to ask, "What might an
advanced extraterrestrial civilization want from us?"......He
answere his own question by stating, "One of the primary
motivations for the exploration of the New World was to convert
the inhabitants to Christianity -- peacefully if possible --
forcefully if necessary. Can we exclude the possibility of an
extraterrestrial evangelism?" (Page 463)

Few remember that Angels and their glowing craft had a key role
in history of diverse nations. the Christmas story. Angels are
celestial beings believed to be a messenger or mediator between
God and humankind. In ancient Mesapotomia, ancient Greece,
Judaism, Christianity and in Islam angels were sent as divine
messengers to humans to instruct, inform, or command. An angel
visited Mohammed and directed the introduction of Islam. Angels
also function as heavenly warriors and as guardians. Many
abductees claim healing, love and miracles from the angels.
Angels are often called the Sons of God. In traditional
Israelite thought, angels were assumed to have the form of human
males, and as a consequence they were sometimes mistaken for
men.

Billy Graham, the evangelical minister and the friend of US
Presidents in his book, "Angels," makes the following surprising
statements, "Some have speculated that UFOs could very well be a
part of God's angelic host who preside over the physical affairs
of universal creation. While we cannot assert such a view with
certainty nothing can hide the fact that these unexplained
events are occurring with greater frequency around the entire
world. Some take the detailed descriptions of a highly credible
airline crew and lay them alongside Ezekiel and put forth a
strong case ---- such theories are now being given serious
attention even by people who make no claim to believe in the God
of the Bible. UFOs are astonishingly angel-like in some their
reported appearances."

Most of the description of angels compares nicely with our
available data of at least one group of the alien visitors. In
Genesis, the first book of the Bible and Torah; angels are
described as having bodies with parts such as hands, feet, eyes,
head, voices, mouths, hair, faces and other human body parts. A
few years ago, I had dinner with Zecharia Sitchin the best
selling author of books called the "Earth Chronicles." He told
me that Genesis is true and ought to be read as a historic and
scientific document rather than just a religious one. He felt
ancient civilizations are older and much more technically and
scientifically oriented than we once believed. Ancient Sumerian
texts as well as the Bible reveal the existence of angels or
Anunnaki, 'Those who from Heaven to Earth Came.' He felt that
only in recent years has modern science caught up with ancient
scientific knowledge.

One interesting fact is that the Bible often mentions the angels
in Glowing Metal craft. The Hebrew word 'hashmal' refers to
glowing metal in the description of the divine glory and
brightness and the appearance of fire from the craft. The
descriptions of Ezekiel in the Bible (1:4, 8:2) clearly indicate
brilliant highly polished glowing yellow like brass or electrum
an alloy of silver and gold.

Throughout the Bible and Torah we are told that the angels were
able to introduce life into old women and even virgins. For
example, of Abraham at the age of ninety was barren. Part of
God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah his barren 90 year old
wife was to give them a son Isaac. The covenant also established
circumcision as a sign that the Jewish people were part of God's
people and in turn they would be blessed with numerous
descendants, material wealth and spiritual prosperity. Some of
these births that appeared supernatural may have been
accomplished by advanced technology. John the Baptist was also
born after the angel Gabriel appeared before Zechariah and his
barren wife Elizabeth. Gabriel said," Do not be afraid
Zechariah, your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will
bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. He will
be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of
his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord." (Luke
1:13-25) According to the testimony of modern-day abductees
similar births are occurring today.

The immaculate conception of Mary almost certainly occurred just
as the Bible states; "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and
the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one
to be born will be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35) The
immaculate conception could be explained with the use of modern
medical technology. The angel Gabriel could have artificially
inseminated Mary so that she retained her virginity as the Bible
indicates. Jesus would have been the result, and would in fact
be the Son of God and the Son of Man (Mary).

The Living Bible states, these are the facts concerning the
birth of Jesus Christ. "His mother Mary, was engaged to be
married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin she became
pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph, her fiancé being a man
of stern principle, decided to break the engagement and to do it
quietly, as he did not want to disgrace her. As he lay awake
considering this, he fell into a dream and saw an angel standing
beside him. "Joseph son of David," the angel said, "don't
hesitate to take Mary as your wife! For the child within her has
been conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a Son and
you will name him Jesus (meaning 'Savior') for he will save his
people from their sins. This will fulfills God's message through
his prophets. Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She
shall give birth to a Son, and he shall be called 'Emmanuel'
(meaning God is with us)" When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel
commanded, and brought Mary home to be his wife, but she
remained a virgin until her Son was born, and Joseph named him
'Jesus'." (Matthew 1-18 to 25).

"That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the
village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly an angel
appeared among them, and the landscape shone bright with the
glory of the Lord. They were badly frightened, but the angel
reassured them. "Don't be afraid! I bring you the most joyful
news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior-yes the
Messiah, the Lord-has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will
you recognize him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket,
lying in a manager! Suddenly the angel was joined by a vast host
of others--armies of heaven-praising God: Glory to God in the
highest heaven, they sang, "and peace on earth for all those
pleasing him." When this great army of angels had returned again
to heaven, the shepherds said to each other. "Come on! Let's go
to Bethlehem! Let's see this wonderful thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about. (Luke 2) The armies of heaven
may describe UFOs that are often seen in large numbers.

The Bible states, "Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in
Judea, during the reign of King Herod." At about that time some
astrologers (wise men) from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem,
asking, 'Where is the new born King of the Jews?' for we have
seen his star in far-off eastern lands, and have come to worship
him." (Mathew-2.) It would be difficult to follow a star for
many nights to a small town of Bethlehem. One possible
explanation is that the wise men followed the light of a UFO. If
you care to make the assumption that angels and
extraterrestrials exist, perhaps they are the same.

NEW YORK SIGHTINGS OF FLYING TRIANGLES CONTINUE

MONTICELLO, SULLIVAN COUNTY -- On December 4, 2000, a large a
triangular flying object was observed in the daytime sky with
numerous bright lights. The object was sighted at 3:00 PM for
about a minute. Cloud cover appeared to limit the sighting to a
relatively short time. The object was 500 feet or less in
altitude and appeared different from normal aircraft. Thanks to
the MUFON Worldwide UFO Database.

BUFFALO -- Roger Hoeft III writes, "About July of 1998 at 11:00
PM, I was returning home from my job at a major trauma center
and noticed slow moving lights in the sky." I live 15 miles due
east of the city of Buffalo in a rural community. As I was
turning down a road near my home I noticed slow moving lights in
the sky to my right. They were coming from an extremely huge
"ship" that floated over me. I had turned off my engine to my
truck so that I could hear any sounds. There was a low hum
coming from it. There were 3 or 4 white lights either on the
edge or near the bottom. Although it was dark, there had been
enough moon light for me to see the outline of this thing. It
was at least 100 yards long, and 80 feet wide. It was about 200
to 250 feet in the air as it passed over head. I couldn't help
but yell "wow" "this is it!! You've finally seen one!" I wanted
to follow it, but by the time I turned, it was gone. The next
day when I was back at work, and after I had gotten my officers
out to their respective posts, I turned to my friend and said,
"Dave, you won't believe what I saw!"-- and he said, "Wait until
I tell you what I saw!" He proceeded to describe the same UFO to
me. He lives ten miles due north of me, and was driving home at
about the same time and we apparently saw the same craft. Last
month, the Discovery Channel ran a story on "UFOs over
Illinois." This is what we saw! Thanks to Roger Hoeft and Dave
Marracino rhoeft@buffnet.net

FLORIDA BRIGHT OBJECTS MOVING TOGETHER

ORLANDO -- On December 9, 2000, a 49 year old manager stepped
outside to let his dogs out and spotted two bright star like
objects moving together from the southwest to the northeast. It
was a very clear night with an almost a full moon in the eastern
sky. The witness reports he saw two star like objects moving
across the sky and ran inside to grab his binoculars to look up
at them. It still looked like stars moving. The light from them
was extremely bright. One was right behind the other. (Example '
' ) They disappeared behind some tall trees and that was the
last I saw of them at 16:32 hours. It lasted about three minutes
in total time seen. The objects were glowing brightly and were
last sighted in the northeast. Thanks to the MUFON Worldwide UFO
Database

NEW MEXICO BRIGHTLY LIT OBJECTS

CARLSBAD -- On December 9, 2000, we saw two brightly lit objects
take off in the east. We were just getting home at 6:00 PM and
my husband was unloading the truck. I turned and looked to the
east at the moon. I saw what appeared to be 4 stars in a row
above the moon. I thought that was interesting so I watched and
told my husband to look. As I was pointing out the stars to my
husband, suddenly two of them began to move. They accelerated so
rapidly that within 2 or 3 seconds, they were completely gone.
The objects took off flying in a straight path. There was no
noise, they were just gone. We were both elated at seeing these
UFOs. Thanks to the MUFON Worldwide UFO Database.

NEW MEXICO'S WALTER HAUT SAW UFO CRASH SITE

ROSWELL -- Researcher Fred Wilcox called to tell me that he was
in the Army Air Force for 21 months in World War II. He worked
at Roswell Air Force Base in 1948 as a civilian. He met Walter
Haut who had been the Public Relations Officer at Roswell Air
Base and announced the crash of a flying saucer to the press in
1947. Walter became friendly with mutual friend in 1955, who
claimed Walter Haut told her that he had been in charge of the
first crash site and saw the bodies. The wreck of the craft was
in tact, and the 30 feet in diameter craft was taken to Roswell.
Apparently, Walter Haut has told others this story through the
years, but only after getting to know them exceptionally well.
At least one other person who is still alive was also told
Walter's story in the early 50s. Later this person also told
Fred Wilcox about Walter's first hand observation of the crash
site. Walter had been warned to keep his mouth shut and was very
careful in telling only trusted friends. Fred Wilcox claims the
New Mexico State Police also had a picture of the crash site and
likely helped escort the craft back to Roswell. Later the craft
was transported to Wright Field aboard a railroad train. Fred
believes the craft had been flying out of a secret base near
Orogrande, New Mexico since 1941. Thanks to Fred Wilcox of
Amalogordo, New Mexico.

MEXICO UFO PHOTO NEAR POPOCATEPETL VOLCANO

MEXICO CITY -- Francisco Trujillo of the NTX Mexican News agency
contacted me to determine MUFON's opinion of a photograph taken
on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, by a professional photographer
Alfonso Reyes of Notimex. Reyes has taken a remarkable
photograph of a brightly lit object racing toward the
Popocatepetl Volcano near Mexico City. He was capturing the
awakening and explosive eruption of the volcano that is in the
background of the photo. Reyes claims he did not see the object
while shooting the volcanic eruption at 6:10 AM. The object was
not observed until after the picture was developed. The photo is
a 20 second time exposure taken with a 24 MM lens. The time
exposure accounts for the streak that reveals the object's
trajectory that appears to descend towards the volcano. It is
difficult to discern if the object is moving toward or away from
the camera or how it came to be in the film. Popocatepetl means
" Smoking Mountain" and the volcano started new eruptions the
previous day. The object may be the result of Earth Lights;
volcanic related earthquakes, pyro plastic flows, or plasmas
caused by titanic earth stresses. Of course the object may be
simply a UFO and detailed analysis is under way. Volcanologists
have been concerned that the volcano may explode, but shortly
after the photo was taken the volcano mysteriously stopped its
eruptions.

Many UFOs have been seen and photographed in the area in the
past. For example, on June 29, 1999, the surveillance camera of
the CENAPRED, the government agency for disasters prevention was
monitoring Popocatepetl taking time lapse photos at intervals. A
disk shaped dark object was photographed near the volcano crater
emerging from the smoke clouds at 1:20 PM. Other photos and
video of UFOs have been seen. UFOs seem to have a strange
fascination with volcanoes so if the eruptions continue there
are likely to be more photos and video. Now Popocatepetl does
not appear dangerous but
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