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UFO Casebook Magazine 500, Issue date, 03-12-12

Motorcyclists Watch UFO over Chicago Park, CA
UFO Depiction
Published: 9:20 AM 3/8/2012

Chicago Park, California - 03-07-12

We were riding our motorcycle this afternoon between Colfax, CA and Chicago Park on Hwy 174 -- in Northern California. We were just cruising.

I was on the back and was watching a normal plane off in the distance in my left field of vision. As we were riding along I noticed an object in the sky coming into my field of vision from my left.

There was also a white, small passenger plane coming in from the right - to gauge the height at which the object was flying, it moving just below this plane's altitude.

I followed it with my eyes glued on it trying to process through what I couldn't seem to make out -- was it a helicopter, bird or plane perhaps? No.

The shape was cigar-like, pill-like, but more cylindrical with a matte finish, dark in color with no windows, no markings, nothing, absolutely plain.

Also there were no trails, no lights, no sign of propulsion at all; just this basic shape.

At this point, I told my boyfriend "I think I am seeing a UFO right now."

He pulled over, and we both stopped to watch it intently. At this point it was hovering in the same spot as I was pointing up to it.

It was hovering at first, then it changed directions in place, (whether it changed shapes or directions, I cannot explain).

It was unlike any other movement I have ever seen in a man-made aerospace craft; totally bizarre. Once it had changed direction (while still hovering in place mind you), it continued forward on its new path which was to the west, all of which was at the same altitude the entire time, on the same horizontal plane.

It didn't follow any type of event horizon, but went perfectly straight until it was out of sight altogether.

Both of the other two planes I had seen were still in the picture. This UFO must have been going so fast, it seemed like it could have gone so much faster if it wanted to.

But it appeared to move much slower than it actually was, definitely. I'm sure of that. I'm wondering if anyone else saw this?

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/chicagoparkca020712.html

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submitted to www.mufon.com

Comic Book Artist Finds Inspiration in Alien Abduction Story
Comic book artist Michael Jasorka. (Courtesy photo)
Published: 9:06 AM 3/9/2012

By CORY MATTESON / Lincoln Journal Star

From the near complete lack of inflection in Herbert Schirmer's voice, the scratches and hisses on the cassette recording and the stray coughs from the audience, one might think he's about to present the world's first PowerPoint presentation.

But after introducing himself, the former Ashland police officer launches into a story about an encounter that took place during an early-morning shift on Dec. 3, 1967, when he was 22.

"I was looking at him, and he was looking at me... and he said, ‘Are you the watchman of this town?'

"And my response was... ‘Yes, sir.'

"He said, ‘Come with me, watchman.'

"And we started moving toward... the spacecraft."

Yes, a spacecraft. Schirmer was speaking at a UFO convention about the ship and aliens he said he saw on routine patrol.

"Spotted flying saucer at Highway 6 and Highway 63, believe it or not," he reported after returning to the station at about 3 a.m.

"He remembered in his training, no matter what, write it in the log," said Michael Jasorka, a Los Angeles comic book artist who came upon Schirmer's story, and the recording, online.

Schirmer's report, the matter-of-fact way he shared his story and the fallout from talking candidly about an alien abduction all inspired Jasorka to create a comic book about it: "December 3rd, 1967: An Alien Encounter."

The concept of the 50-page book is pretty simple. Jasorka decided early on that any dialogue he would write couldn't top Schirmer's personal account from the convention, believed to have taken place in Florida in the early 1970s. Jasorka instead transcribed the speech, broke up the text and drew corresponding panels for Schirmer's words.

"It was this perfect fragment in time as an audio piece that I loved," Jasorka said. "He made this real easy for me."

An audio CD of Schirmer's speech is included with the book, which Jasorka self-published thanks in part to a Kickstarter.com project that resulted in more than $4,500 in donations.

Jasorka never has been to Ashland, or Nebraska, so he got acquainted with the town thanks to Google Maps' Street View feature. He's planning on visiting the site this summer.

"It was all there, essentially," Jasorka said. "I could envision that tire shop."

The tire shop came into play a few days after Schirmer filed his abduction report. Schirmer said the owner of the Goodyear shop saw him walking past the store and ran to catch him: "Herb, if you ever see another flying saucer, and it lands, you tell 'em I wanna sell them a set of tires."

It was one of countless reactions to his account that ranged from humorous (prank phone calls from Mars) to disturbing (his car was blown up) after he gave a series of interviews about the alien encounter.

"He has nothing really to gain from that and everything to lose," Jasorka said. "It's just an incredible story."

Schirmer lasted only a few more months in the Ashland Police Department after his reported encounter. A Lincoln Evening Journal article about another UFO report about a year after Schirmer's said he was reported to be living in Omaha.

Jasorka said he was unable to find Schirmer, who would be in his late 60s now, but wasn't really trying. If they meet, he said, it will happen organically.

Jasorka dedicated the book to Schirmer: "Whose story I believe."

​Reach Cory Matteson at 402-473-7438 or cmatteson@journalstar.com.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/comicbookauthor.html

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Two, Unknown Objects Display Amazing Speed
UFO Depiction
Published: 11:48 AM 3/4/2012

Birmingham, Solihul, Great Britain - 01-17-12

My girlfriend and I were walking my elderly brother home, as it was past midnight (he only lives about 3 hundred yards from my house) on a beautiful frosty, starlit night.

Just as we were about ten yards from my brother’s front gate I happened to look up and immediately noticed two star-like objects, side by side, traveling at great speed.

Within a split second, the one object shot directly in front of the other, so quickly that I wasn’t sure if it was the object on the left, or the one on the right.

Within another second or so they were back side by side. Then as they were starting to go away from us they did another maneuver. At precisely the same moment the object on the left moved away in an arc to the left, and the other one moved in an arc to the right.

As they were disappearing into the distance I could see them move back towards each other before I lost them in the glow of the street lamp on the far side of the road. As soon as I had seen them, I pointed and shouted to my brother and girlfriend to look, but unfortunately they were unable to see them, partly due to the speed of the objects, and partly due to the fact that my girlfriend and brother haven’t got the best eyesight without wearing glasses.

I am sure the objects were not jets (at least not any that I am aware of) as there was no sound, no vapor trail and no cloud cover.

I had the distinct feeling that whoever or whatever was operating them were out for a "joyride," almost as if they were saying "look what we can do."

I was totally in awe of what I saw, and almost felt privileged to have witnessed the event. I confess to having an interest in the possibility of UFOs as I know of four people who have had UFO sightings, but you have to have doubts, that is until you see something like I did, then you may think differently.

I did a little calculation, based on the approximate angle above the horizon that I first and last saw them, the amount of time I observed them (about 6 seconds) and different possible heights i.e., one kilometer, two kilometers etc.

If my calculations are correct, then I estimate that at an altitude of one kilometer they were travelling at about 1,620 kilometers an hour.

I only calculated up to a possible height of four kilometers, but at that height I estimate they were reaching speeds of around 6,600 KPH or eleven kilometers in six seconds!

They could have been even higher, if so the mind boggles at what speed they were hitting.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/gb011712.html

source & references:

submitted to www.mufon.com

Strange Lights Observed over South Carolina
UFO Depiction
Published: 5:01 PM 3/2/2012

Fair Play, South Carolina - 08-01-11

On the night of August 1st 2011 at about 9:20 PM, I was standing on my front porch while I watered my lawn.

I was looking due west at the stars when I noticed a strange pair of strobing lights rising straight up.

The lights strobed back and forth very fast, much faster and brighter than a plane, but maintained the same horizontal arrangement like a plane.

The strobing lights continued rising to a height of about 4000 feet in a location that seemed to place it directly over Lake Hartwell.

The lights rose and then in a blink were instantly back where they started. It didn’t descend rapidly, there was no trail of light, and it was just there again.

The lights began rising again exactly the same, still strobing exactly the same, but when it got to the same altitude two things happened.

The strobing lights started zigzagging or dancing across the sky heading south, and simultaneously a bright, orange orb appeared and began following it. The orb tracked along slowly and perfectly parallel to the horizon a little below and behind the strobing light like it was keeping a safe distance or escorting it.

The lights continued moving south until I could no longer see them. Needless to say I was dumbfounded. The way the strobing light disappeared and reappeared instantly, dancing across the sky, all while maintaining the same consistent strobing pattern was overwhelming.

It seemed like it was skipping forward in time more than flying. At this point I’m standing there thinking that I’ve either seen UFOs or the atmospheric effects that make planes look like UFOs. I’m thinking it’s just after sundown, its still 90 degrees out and crazy humid, maybe that explains it.

No sooner than I think this I look up and the sky is full of planes. Just out of nowhere there all these red and white strobing lights. They looked like wingtip lights and strobed like modern led lights, although there weren’t any others, no fuselage lights etc.

They were circling in the exact same location that I first saw the orb and strobing light. They never formed up or paired up like fighter jets until they left.

They kept circling at a distance and at a much higher altitude than the lights were at, maybe as high as 30,000 feet. At one point there was so much movement in the sky I could no longer keep up, it was overwhelming seeing dozens of lights circling around with absolutely no sound.

Through this entire event nothing ever made a sound. The red and white strobing lights began to slowly widen their circling until they all broke off and left. I’m convinced that what I saw was a massive military response to UFOs.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/fairplaysc080111.html

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Submitted through www.mufon.com

UFO Seen High Above Ohio Chemtrail
UFO Depiction
Published: 4:48 PM 2/28/2012

Lakewood, Ohio - 02-26-12

I had been sitting at my kitchen table most of the day, while on the Internet, looking out the window as usual.

I noticed a few airplanes starting some chemtrail activity, and was talking to my mom on my cellphone, with the headset on.

At about 6:18 PM or so, I looked out the window and up and saw a bright light.

I keep my binoculars close by, at arm’s length, and just instinctively grabbed them while listening to mom talk.

The light seemed to stay on like a faraway hand-held spotlight, but then stated moving away from my direction, heading about due West.

The light would seem to dim, like when an airplane catches the sun setting in the evening and you can see the reflection from a long way off. Then as the light seemed to dim, I tried to get a focus through my 10 x 50 power binoculars, but could only make out an object that seemed to be vague in shape.

It must have been really high up in the sky, because it was above the chemtrail, and I can always make out the engine configuration on all aircraft with those binoculars.

Then the light became brighter yet again, for maybe 15 seconds, and got dim again, and by that time I knew if I had moved the binoculars away from my eyes, I would not be able to see the object again.

I watched it until it went behind the neighbor’s chimney. I have seen this type of light in the past, up in the sky, but never had binoculars with me.

I have seen UFOs in the past, but never have reported them. In 2003, I was looking out the window again, and saw an object in the day time, that seemed to appear out of nowhere, and then did a move that would appear to be about 2 inches, at arm’s length, very quickly, and then it moved in another direction.

Then it just disappeared. But the strangest thing was the thought that popped into my head, immediately after that sighting, and the thought was more like a voice saying to me, “Why so surprised, you’ve always known that they were there."

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/lakewoodohio021612.html

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submitted to www.mufon.com

Archived Case of the Week

1981 - Germany: The Lintel Lake Incident
UFO Depiction
Summary: A 55-year-old Pole encountered a strange aircraft in vicinity of the Lintel Lake near Rheda-Wiedenbruck city [Germany] in 1981. As it turned out he wasn't the only one witness. Onboard the craft he experienced many unexplainable phenomena involving a close encounter with ET beings. After that strange experience he became a renowned artist.

Every once in awhile a UFO researcher sometimes has to deal with a completely extraordinary story. There are stories that ordinary man would surely reject. But the complete reliability of some stories is very hard to establish and sometimes it isn't impossible at all.

Several months ago I received materials from Germany that according to my opinion, describe an authentic story. It was a report presenting unbelievable encounter with alien beings onboard a UFO craft containing 16 pages.

The witness of that event was a 55-year-old Pole, an emigrant and an artist. The occurrence took place in the middle of August 1981, at about 5 or 6 in the morning.

Mr. X [the witness preferred to be anonymous] as usual, without paying attention to the weather condition went for a stroll in order to observe nature. He used to visit small lake Lintel located 4 km away from Rheda-Wiedenbruck where he lived. Having a bicycle by his side he was walking a wild path.

On the opposite side there was a small harbor with a shed used by sailors. The witness noticed then a fisherman who was behaving in a very strange manner.

Suddenly a gigantic object appeared about 100 - 150 m. away and was hovering silently at an attitude of about 15 - 20 m. It had no windows and resembled a plate turned upside.

Mr. X thought that it was about to fall into water. He began heading toward the harbor observing the object with curiosity and thinking if the fisherman also sees it. But he [the fisherman] soon went away with 2 or 3 men dressed in strange, "sparkling" suits.

At first the witness thought that they were members of Ecological Guard and the fisherman was a poacher caught red handed. The object moved toward the harbor being still at the same attitude. The witness was heading toward the UFO that was circa 100 m. away.

The bicycle was still getting in way because the chain was broken down and the witness wasn't able to ride. The object soundlessly landed on grass near the shed. It was somewhat strange because despite the ground inclination, the object was standing straight. It was about 7 - 10 m. in height and 30 m. in length.

When the witness passed by signs with inscription: "Sailor's area, Strangers mustn't went in", he saw that an elderly woman with a dog appeared at the back of the object.

Mr. X thought that it must be a super modern means of transport and he even assured that he had German Marks for likely trip with it.

It must float over the ground because the dog was walking freely under it. When he put the bicycle on the grass the elderly woman passed next to him heading toward a gate. Mr. X decided to went into the object and ask about the price of the trip and a schedule of flights.

He was assured that it was a terrestrial craft because the presence of the woman with the dog at the place at 6:00 AM seemed somewhat strange to him. The craft had an oval entrance, without door.

The man stepped on a pulled out platform and suddenly could heard a ring of his bike. He turned his sight in that direction and saw a strange being dressed in a costume similar to those of the alleged guards. The being gave him a signal with its hand and he knew that he mustn't approach.

The being [that seemed to be semi-transparent] was observing the bicycle.

The witness thought that someone else also must observe the object because it was gigantic in size and moreover fishermen and other people often visited the area. In Eutersloh [located 7 - 9 km away] is a military air base. Suddenly the witness could smell something strange and felt vertigo. The surroundings were filled with a smell of burning rubber.

He could clearly see the object and the beings, but after awhile he was sitting on an invisible bench… He was under examination of a certain humanoid creature standing in front of him. The entity was staring at him and the man couldn't stand that gaze. He turned his head right and saw the fisherman.

The being almost immediately ordered him telepathically to convey to it his sachet with documents.

After handing it over to the being Mr. X noticed that the fisherman sitting beside began taking off his clothing. Another one being was standing behind him and the witness understood that he must approach it.

"… in my way toward the being I was somewhat light as if there was no floor below. I didn't have a sachet and I didn't even know who I am. I saw a cut off head of a cow without left eye and a half of its horn that was also cut off.

There were some chains in it jaws. There were also childish shoes and glasses. They put me on a some table. I felt lightness as if I was devoid of some internal organs.

The interior part of the object was light with pinkish-violet glow."

Mr. X believed that there must be many separate and transparent rooms in the craft. Then the alien ordered him to went in some misty, blue-grayish room. The witness began taking off his clothes and could feel that his body applied passively a horizontal position. After a while he found himself in a room full of beings dressed in suits.

They were occupied with their tasks and didn't pay much attention to the witness.

They were moving their heads and arms, but no appliances were visible. After some time the witness was dressed up again and received his sachet. He hadn't got a belt and his watch stopped. Being onboard the craft he could see many rather odd things.

Here is a fragment of his description: "I could see many lights and I don't know if in the ceiling or by a transparent floor I saw an enormous city with illuminated tower blocks - sometimes I was observing them from various positions. And maybe I was in a some big machine or over it, somewhere far away when it was a night and everything around resembled very much an illuminated city."

The witness was given a narrow and thin belt being 5 cm wide and 25 cm long. The man noticed that a hand than handed it over was very similar to that of a human - it was five-fingered, but fingers were too long and had no human nails. The room seemed to be completely empty.

The belt in the witness' hand began taking various forms - once it was a square, then a triangle or a wheel. When it was transforming some signs were visible on it. They resemble some of crop formations. But in other instance it [the belt] was transparent.

According to the witness' report, the signs were three-dimensional. Maybe it was a some kind of writing or an alphabet of Aliens? But why he was shown it? Maybe it was just a part of some malicious game? Only aliens know the truth.

Symbol could be regarded at any angle. The witness was still grasping the belt and even tried to bend it, but it was always returning to its original shape. [It isn't a reminiscence of abilities of some metal elements found in Roswell, is it?]

As he said: "Something unbelievable! And additionally something beautiful and amazing! That "thing" was demonstrating incomprehensible knowledge. It was a manifestation of technique." The belt couldn't be hidden in a pocket because it was returning to his original shape.

At one moment the witness took his hands off and the belt that should fall onto the floor simply began lightly hovering in the air and rotating excellently. After a moment it slowly landed on a floor beside Mr. X's legs. He tried to pick it up but in vain because it was as if fasten.

Man looked at alien being that stood nearby and at the same time the belt returned to his hand. It seemed obvious that the being possessed a power over many things.

Suddenly in the man's hand appeared a small, transparent ball as big as a tennis ball [its weight couldn't be estimated]. It sparkled with many colors. When the man hid that ball in his hands it X-rayed them. He was terrified with a sight of his palm bones. He wasn't able to estimate temperature of the ball.

Terrified, he wanted to get rid of it but it began drifting in air in the same way as the belt. It was as if a pumped balloon getting bigger very fast.

After a while it prevented the witness from seeing the Alien who was standing 1.5 - 2 m. away. The man grasped it again and it seemed weightless for him.

The ball was emitting an image from inside - something like a three-dimension show. There were impossible things inside. From a chaos [a multitude of colorful stains divided by lines] there formed some images. There appeared: a tower [measuring pressure] from the town where he lived and then a town hall and a tower block standing in vicinity of his house.

Then other similar elements were seen, for example: church towers, playing fields, parking lots etc. Mrs. X saw even himself holding the ball and looking into it. He wanted to turn it in his hands but it transformed into a big, glass circle [7-10 m.wide] than got smaller immediately and transformed into the original ball.

Then it disappeared unexpectedly. The alien standing in front of the witness wasn't expressing any emotions and his face was expressionless. "I smiled foolishly because it was weird, cool and funny.

I haven't seen something like it before […].

The humanoid was looking at me as a king at a clown. Anyway I found myself unexpectedly on a scrapheap." Mr. X woke up 5 km away from the lake he had been abducted. And that's how his encounter ended. Stunned and suffering a terrible headache he was sitting leaning his back on a wheel of an old bus.

It was as if a terrible hangover. Anyway he hadn't participated in a party but in a something unexplainable. Mr. X looked at a watch in a car standing next to a road and noticed that it was 9 AM.

His watch was broken. He also noticed that he hadn't got the belt and his bike. Taking a bath in his house, the witness noticed that he is tanned and his skin was reddish-brown. His whole body was sunburned:

"I was ashamed of going to the city hall because I could stir clerk's jealousness because when I'm doing nothing more than sunbathing, they must work hard to 4:30 PM."

He was very tired but then he discovered that the mysterious encounter left an impressive mark - he became a painter and this work allows him to live in good conditions since today.

This fact reminds me another one case of 45-year-old man from Pulawy [woj.lubelskie, Poland -PC] that also developed his talent in painting after his encounters with ET. On the same day he was abducted the witness went to that place with his friend.

source and references:

Source: Marcin Mizera - NPN © www.npn.ehost.pl

by: Piotr Cielebias: NOL - Polish UFO Journal © 2006

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