UFO Magazine Issue # 349, Issue date, 03-09-09
Watchers in the Night Sky-Couple Encountered Triangle UFO
By J. D. Adams
(Salem, Oregon) - Our UFO sighting was in 1988, but it was years before we told anybody. Amongst ourselves it was rarely mentioned, as if we didn't want to believe it. Being practical Oregonians, our minds reeled at the possibilities that were unleashed by the occurrence.
Suddenly we had become players in one of the stories that we could only read about before. I know now what others must have gone through when they saw a UFO at close range, the incredulity that other people expressed when we told them. It became a life-changing experience. The universe seems a different place now, less a barren vacuum of space.
Our sighting wasn’t necessarily extraterrestrial, but it was an extremely advanced technology. What that really means is open to conjecture. Most radical departures from conventional wisdom have had to overcome the inertia of the scientific community.
One day we will reach out for the stars, but it is folly to think we will be the first to have done so. I have formed this opinion only since that night in 1988. I was formerly a person who looked at the sky expecting only the usual clutter of planes, stars, and the occasional blinking satellite.
Our encounter was on a crisp fall night like any other, with errands to be completed. The sky was clear and full of stars. My wife and I were returning from the grocery store, driving northward along Fischer Road in Salem, Oregon. It is a residential thoroughfare that parallels Interstate 5. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something hovering over the freeway. The unnatural stillness and lack of visible support for the object had caught my eye.
At first I thought it was a traffic helicopter, which by itself would have been unusual in this area. As I looked closer at the object, the uniqueness of it compelled me to pull the car over to the side of the road and stop. I got out and listened hard for the sound of rotor noise, but there was none.
The fact that it was only about 200 feet away made this highly unusual. The craft had lights about its perimeter, but the exact outline of the body was strangely indistinct, like it had a low profile when viewed from the side.
In an attempt to explain the phenomenon, I initially dismissed it as one of those Harrier jets that can vent the exhaust downward for landing. However, the quietness of the craft and the fact it was over the freeway made this impossible. As human beings symbolic logic is our forte.
It is one of the things that distinguish us from lower primates and other animals. But there was nothing in my experience with which I could represent the UFO in my mind, so I came up with the best that I could, a rather poor representation of what I was actually seeing.
Later this would become more pronounced, a bothersome feeling of something totally alien in my familiar world. My wife was also observing the strange craft. Exchanging glances with her, I got back in the car and we drove on to Silverton Road, turning left and passing under the freeway and several blocks westward to our apartment.
As we turned into the parking lot, we both viewed a sight that is still fixed in my mind like a photograph. There was the hovering craft directly over the parking lot. It had followed us over from the freeway. I had to drive toward it as I pulled into our parking spot. We watched in amazement for a few moments and then decided to get out.
There were no bright lights shining downward, and nobody else was outside at the apartment complex at this hour to view it besides my wife and I.
There was just it and the two of us, as if we had been selected out of a nighttime crowd that was too busy to look upward. One of my impressions at the time was how unusually easy it was for something so remarkable to be otherwise unobserved in the dark sky.
It appeared that the UFO inhabitants had seen us watching them, and they were now looking at us out of curiosity or to see if we represented some kind of threat. At this point the craft was about 70 feet overhead.
I could see clearly it was perhaps 30 feet across, with a triangular shape that was outlined with small round lights. There was no significant sound coming from it, only a faint humming that was barely noticeable.
The way it hovered absolutely motionless made it all the more fantastic. The craft quietly defied all rational attempts to explain it. It was real, a dark gray triangle floating in a sea of stars. We stared at it for what seemed like thirty seconds. By now tension had built to an alarming degree, so we hastened inside our apartment and walked directly across to the patio door to look out.
The craft was slowly moving southward, building speed with deliberate precision. Its ponderous mass floated like it was a feather, disappearing in the night sky. Since we had said little during the event, I asked what my wife had seen as verification. She mirrored my observations. Looking at the clock, we were relieved to see no time was missing.
I feel privileged to have viewed such an amazing phenomenon. We shall never forget it.
Was it a secret military prototype, the implementation of Nikola Tesla’s later theories of gravity repulsion, spawned from his confiscated notes? Perhaps. But at this late date nothing resembling it has surfaced in the news. Or was it something from beyond our solar system, cloaked in darkness and the ignorance of our more primitive world?
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Argentina: UFO Photographed in a Rainbow
Guillermo Gimenez writes: " A while ago, when I made the Necocheac case known and the "chance" UFOs photographed over the beach next to the rainbows, new photos have emerged from other points of the country that show us strange objects as well. This is the case told to me by Mrs. Liliana Verano, who tells me:
In reading the article on Fabio Zerpa's page on UFO photos in Necochea, I'd like you to know that here in the city of San Javier, Province of Santa Fe, in recent days, more specifically Tuesday 12/13/2008, after several hours of light rain, around 20:00 hours, there was a beautiful double rainbow, a very impressive one.
A youngster from here in San Javier took two photos with his digital camera, and when he downloaded them to his computer, a flying saucer could be clearly seen, or UFO, if you prefer to call it that.
Since I'm very interested and have made this my subject, I contacted him and he gave me the photos. I'm sending them to you as an attachment. I'm not at all surprised by the appearance of [the objects] since on March 2008, during a trip to Capilla del Monte (Cordoba) I took a lot of photos in Los Terrones, and upon downloading found UFOs in many of them.
I would like to stress that at no time did we see anything. They can only be seen when they are downloaded to the computer and the photos are enhanced.
What is surprising about the rainbow photo is that this is the first time I've seen one in San Javier.
A brilliant spot can be seen right in the rainbow. As the sun strikes it, the vehicle glows. It can be seen very well when enlarged.
It's my pleasure. I'm at your service if you have any questions.
In closing, we'd like to add that the camera used was a Kodak Easyshare C300
C.P.N. Liliana Elena Verano
This, then is Liliana's report. Upon seeing her photos it is possible to see that these strange objects continue to plow the skies over Argentina. Studies carried out dismiss the possibility of fraud or natural phenomena. What do these photos show? Strange objects that fly without being identified.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)
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Philip Schneider, UFOs and the Black Budget
written by Chris Steele
Denver Progressive Examiner
March 4, 5:07 PM
Philip Schneider was mysteriously found dead on January 16, 1996 after conducting several controversial lectures throughout the US, including Denver where he covered topics such as, Space-Defense, black helicopters, railroad cars built with shackles, extraterrestrials and the secret black budget.
Philip Schneider claimed to be an ex-government structural engineer who helped build deep underground military bases (DUMB) around the United States. He also claims to be one of only three people to survive the 1979 incident between the alien Grays and the US military at the Dulce, New Mexico underground base.
Philip voluntarily retired from the military after he disagreed with their spending, secrecy and unconstitutional actions. His ex-wife, Cynthia Drayer believes that Philip Schneider was murdered because he publicly revealed the truth about the US government’s involvement with UFOs.
The following quote is from Philip Schneider from one of his lectures:
"I love the country I am living in more than I love my life, but I would not be standing before you now, risking my life, if I did not believe it was so. The first part of this talk is going to concern deep underground military bases and the Black Budget. The Black Budget is a secretive budget that garners 25% of the gross national product of the United States. The Black Budget currently consumes $1.25 trillion per year. At least this amount is used in black programs, like those concerned with deep underground military bases. Presently, there are 129 deep underground military bases in the United States”.
Philip Schneider recounts his encounter with extraterrestrials in the following excerpt:
"I was involved in building an addition to the deep underground military base at Dulce, which is probably the deepest base. My job was to go down the holes and check the rock samples, and recommend the explosive to deal with the particular rock. As I was headed down there, we found ourselves amidst a large cavern that was full of outer-space aliens, otherwise known as large Greys. I shot two of them. At that time, there were 30 people down there. About 40 more came down after this started, and all of them got killed. We had surprised a whole underground base of existing aliens. Later, we found out that they had been living on our planet for a long time, perhaps a million years. This could explain a lot of what is behind the theory of ancient astronauts.”
"Anyway, I got shot in the chest with one of their weapons, which was a box on their body that blew a hole in me and gave me a nasty dose of cobalt radiation. I have had cancer because of that.”
"I didn't get really interested in UFO technology until I started work at Area 51, north of Las Vegas. After about two years recuperating after the 1979 incident, I went back to work for Morrison and Knudson, EG&G and other companies. “
Philip Schneider released a lot of information pertaining to a supposed deep underground base under Denver International Airport as well. He said these underground bases were all throughout the US and they all were connected by a super highway.
Philip’s father Oscar Schneider was also said to have worked on secret government projects including the Philadelphia Experiment, which is the disputed story of the US Navy who supposedly made their large ship invisible for a brief amount of time. Philip and his family were reportedly harassed by government agents including his daughter who says she was being followed and monitored at school. Philip’s ex-wife Cynthia Drayer does not believe that he committed suicide. Here are some of her reasons:
1. “There was no suicide note.”
2. "Philip always told his friends and relatives, that if he ever ‘committed suicide’ you would know that he had been murdered”.
3. “From a number of sources, including his taped lectures (video and audio), and statements to his friends, and the borrowing of a 9mm gun, Philip felt that he and his family were being threatened and were in danger because of his lectures”.
4. “All of his lecture materials, alien metals, higher math books, photographs of UFOs coming out of the Operation Crossroad A-Bomb, notes for his book on the alien agenda, were missing. (Everything else in the apartment was still there, including gold coins, wallet with hundreds of dollars, jewelry, mineral specimens, etc)”.
5. “No coroner ever came out to his apartment after his body was found (against Oregon Law) - and a police investigation never took under consideration that items were missing from his apartment - it was considered a suicide, plain and simple”.
Schneider’s death is still a mystery, there are reports that he committed suicide and reports that he was found tortured with piano wire around his neck. There are other reports suggesting that he had a stroke or a heart attack.
No one may ever know the truth of Schneider’s claims but there is no doubt that he was an interesting figure and that he had some very disturbing and controversial things to say.
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France Sports Personality’s UFO Confession
Michael Cohen, email@example.com
Once upon a time, UFO sceptics mulled over the question as to what is it specifically about the psyche of undereducated rural folk in places like Kentucky that makes them believe that they see spaceships belonging to little green men in sky.
The question might be a moot one these days. A string of high profile international media personalities have lately come forward claiming that they too have seen more or less the same things.
French Ufologists have welcomed the admission by high profile TV sports personality Nelson Monfort that he witnessed a UFO.
"In 1985, on holiday in Les Arcs, me and my wife saw an unidentified flying object. It was rectangular and white, glowing very brightly. It hovered above us for about twenty seconds then shot up."
"I know what I saw" insisted Monfort.
"I believe in life on other planets, and am not afraid of what people will think of me regarding this."
By all accounts the French public’s opinion of the TV personality seems to have in no way diminished since his confession.
"There is nothing to be ashamed of in seeing a UFO’ noted one French ufologist."
Monfort is best known for a number of high profile interviews he has had with famous sports people including Martina Navratilova.
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The Hannah McRoberts UFO Photograph
October (10-15?), 1981 - Best Flying Saucer Photo Ever?
Mrs. Hannah McRoberts (aged 25) of Campbell River, BC, was with her family at a rest-area some thirty miles to the north of Kelsey Bay on the east coast of Vancouver Island, from October 8 to 15, 1981. During this five-day period she says she took a number of pictures of her family and of the local scenery, using her 35 mm Mamiya camera with a 50-55 mm lens, 125 speed, and ASA 100 film.
At one point during the holiday they observed that one of the mountain peaks was surmounted by a cloud somewhat suggestive, as they described it, of "a volcano issuing steam," so Mrs. McRoberts snapped that as well.
None of the party noticed anything else in the air at the time, and the presence of the UFO was therefore only discovered by them when the prints and negatives came back to them after processing.
The resulting photograph shows an object to the right of and above the peak and the plume of cloud. This photo came to the attention of Mr. David A. C. Powell of Vancouver, who is on the staff of the McMillan Planetarium in that city, who in turn contacted Bill Allan, and provided him with an enlargement, and also got in contact the APRO of Tucson, Arizona, the respected American UFO investigation group who claim now to be the oldest in the world.
After many examinations of the photo, the negative was finally delivered to Richard F. Haines, Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration for analysis. Haines determined that what Hannah had captured unwittingly in her photo of the mountain was a genuine airborne object and not the result of emulsion deformity or optical illusion of the camera's inner mechnisms.
From Report: Abstract--This report reviews various investigative activities and analyses surrounding a photograph of a purported unidentified flying object (UFO) taken on October 8, 1981, at about 11:00 AM, local time on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The evidence consisted of a single frame of 35 mm color film which showed a sharply focused disc-like object against a clear blue sky with wooded mountain peak nearby.
Analyses of the original negative included micro-densitometry, computer enhancements, and other measurements intent upon showing a support thread, atmospheric disturbance, or other evidences of a hoax.
These analyses suggest that the disc was a three dimensional object located at a distance of at least 30 feet from the camera; the object's surface albedo was diffuse and of lower luminance than a sunlit cloud. Extensive interviews with the photographer (who never saw the aerial object), her husband, and daughter and site survey tended to support the entire narrative account. The identity of the disc object remains unidentified.
The family was on their way to visit her sister at Holberg, located at the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. Mrs. D.M. was an outgoing, pleasant person with a casual interest in UFOs. Inspection of their home did not indicate any interest at all in the occult, the psychic realm, or related subjects. Mr. D.M. worked at the lumber mill in Campbell River.
Neither person claimed to have read any books specifically on UFOs, but had seen the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." The husband was an avid science fiction fan in earlier years.
A battery of optical tests were performed on the negative to determine the physicality as well as the possible size and distance of the UFO from the camera. This included visits to the site of the photograph.
When asked what they had done immediately after noticing the disc on the photograph (some 18 days later on October 26, 1981), Mrs. D.M. replied, "Well, we didn't know what to do. Eventually we showed it to our neighbors and Mr. and Mrs. M. Sr. (husband's parents)."
Mrs. D.M. phoned the Canadian Forces Base at Comox in mid-November 1981 concerning their possible interest in seeing the photograph. She ". . . just wanted to see if they were interested in it and if they knew anything about what the object could be."
An Air Force representative (allegedly) said they were not interested in viewing it, but did take her name and address. It was not until the summer of 1982 that the family traveled to Vancouver, B.C. bringing one 4" x 5" color print with them.
They visited the Vancouver Planetarium and spoke with the Director, David Dodge, who called in David Powell who was interested in UFO phenomena. The couple were persuaded to lend the original negative to them to make enlarged copies.
The negatives were delivered to Mr. Powell in June 1982, and were returned to Mr. and Mrs. D.M. on January 28, 1983. These dates may be significant since they suggest that the photographer was willing to wait a long time before pursuing an explanation for the disc-like image on her photograph.
If this event had been a deliberate hoax, it is more likely that some overt action to capitalize on it might have been taken soon after the disc had been discovered, and not almost a year later. Of course this is not a conclusive argument to support this contention.
The author found the photographer and her husband to be middle-class, hard-working people. Their property was well kept. Nothing could be found which pointed to a deliberate hoax. Both displayed genuine puzzlement about the origin of the disc on the photograph. Mr. and Mrs. D.M. were not defensive nor did they ever attempt to cover up anything as far as could be determined.
This sighting/photograph even managed to slip past the sleeping disinformation and obfuscation editors at ABC News!
(last update, 03-07-09)
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California-Three Small Triangles
02-28-09-I was driving south on US 5 near Colinga, CA, which is in the middle of nowhere. It was a dark might without moonlight. As I drove along I saw three small triangles in a vertical line.
I assumed that they were silver-white reflectors on a large truck on an overpass. They went east to west and disappeared. I assumed they went behind a freeway sign. I didn't think much of it, and then a few minutes later, I saw the same thing.
They too were going east to west. But, as they passed to my right, they went up at a 45 degree angle and vanished. My reaction was, "What the hell?"
When I got to where they vanished, I looked to my right and saw three bright lights about the size of the full moon. They were an equal distance from each other and horizontal. The two outside lights were blue green, and the center one was orange red. source: www.mufon.com
Illinois-Multiple Beams Seen
03-02-09-I was heading north on Rt 31 into Crystal Lake at about 4:45 AM. I looked to my left and saw beams of white light coming from the sky to the ground. The best way to describe what I saw would be like bright white search lights they use for a grand opening only if they were in the sky pointing straight down and not moving.
There were about 10 light beams I saw that looked to be over an area that had just houses. There was one light that flashed a few times as I was watching. It looked like lightning, only the way it flashed and the color, but it stayed a beam.
Also I saw what looked like when the sky is cloudy and the sun breaks through and you see the rays of sun come down but it didn't go all the way down. It really looked there were light sources in the clouds that caused the rays because I saw the ray go down and up from the clouds. source: www.mufon.com
Michigan-Two UFOs Seen
02-23-09-I was laying in bed with my girlfriend and we just finished watching a Mothman documentary on YouTube on her laptop. I happened to look out my window to see the stars and I thought that I saw one of the stars move a little.
I focused on the star that I thought moved and I could see it going back and forth, moving side to side. Its movement reminded me of a bee or humming bird hovering in front of a flower. It had a reddish tint to it, with flashing red, white and blue lights.
I told my girlfriend, "It's a UFO!" We got out of bed to take a better look and she said "Wow! It is a UFO!" That's when I saw the second UFO. It looked exactly like the first, but it was far left of the first object and it performed the same bee-like movement as the first.
I watched it for about ten minutes and then I began to comfort my girlfriend, because she was a little freaked out by the experience.
She was scared about being abducted, but I was in awe. source: www.mufon.com
New York-Circular Object Seen
12-17-08-I could see what appeared to be the dark outline of a circular object which had approximately ten yellowish lights in a circular pattern on its underbelly. I estimate that the object was about 100 feet across. I have never seen anything like it.
We actually stopped to watch it, and in about three minutes the lights went out, but you could still see the dark disc outlined against the sky. There was an intense burst of bright white light a moment later and the object seems to have vanished with the flash. We both had cell phone cameras but were too mesmerized to snap any pics.
After it vanished I called my father to tell him what I had just witnessed before we even started the car back up! I felt like I had just been in a sci fi movie! By far the strangest thing I have ever seen! source: www.mufon.com
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