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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 581, Issue date, 09-30-13

Close Encounters of the Strangest Kind: Group Seeks to Raise Awareness
Stewart Hill state director Mutual UFO Network Indiana gives an overview UFOs during state meeting Saturday Valparaiso Public Library.
Published: 3:19 AM 9/23/2013

By Amy Lavalley Post-Tribune correspondent

VALPARAISO — Stewart Hill has looked into some mighty strange things, like the South Bend man who, at age 12, was abducted by aliens while he was taking out the trash.

“They treated him quite well,” Hill said of the “gray aliens” who took and returned the boy, adding aliens treat children better than adults. The boy’s souvenir of sorts for his journey was an object in his ear, which eventually disappeared.

Hill, state director of the Mutual UFO Network of Indiana, was one of the presenters Saturday during a state meeting at the Valparaiso Public Library, which drew more than 30 people.

The network started having similar awareness events last year, though this was the first one in Northwest Indiana.

“We want to get greater interest in this area and recruit more field investigators for Northwest Indiana. We have a lot of sightings, but not a lot of field investigators,” said David Henninger, a state section director from Greenfield.

Indiana has averaged more than 200 UFO cases a year for the past few years, Hill said, and there are between one dozen and two dozen here each year.

The meeting drew Timothy Wagner of Columbia City, a MUFON field investigator since 2008.

“Mostly it’s lights in the sky, forms, that sort of thing. Sometimes it’s close encounters, but they’re usually not so close,” he said, adding he hasn’t investigated any cases involving entities — or beings — so far.

Hill, who lives in Elkhart, said he got involved in UFO investigations because he got tired of hearing about them.

“I wanted to see one of these incidents myself, and that’s what we do,” he said, adding the goal of the field investigator is to collect raw data.

He went through the categories of UFO contact, using a familiar cultural touchstone.

“Remember that movie, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’? We get landings very rarely, but we have had a number of Category 2s, where someone sees an object that’s pretty close to them,” around 500 feet away, he said, adding most sightings are Category 1, orange balls of light, or OBOLs, and objects spotted in the sky.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/close-encounters-strangest-kind.html

source & references:

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/porter/22710921-418/close-encounters-of-the-strangest-kind-ufo-group-seeks-to-raise-awareness.html

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A Colonial UFO Sighting and More from New York
UFO Depiction
Published: 6:12 AM 9/27/2013

By Cheryl Costa It was a clear summer evening in 1790. A settler in New York’s Schoharie County was sitting on the porch of his dwelling playing his fiddle.

About 9 p.m., a bright shining light appeared in the northern sky with a great roar. He indicates that it grew in intensity until it would have outshown the noonday sun. The resident remarked that the light was so bright that he could have “... picked up pins in every corner.”

The German colonist said he saw what appeared to be a meteor passing west of him at a distance of about 250 yards and about 65 feet above the ground.

He states that it kept close to the ground on the other side of the hollow. As the object moved over the countryside, it met with a rise of tall trees and as it did, it rose above them and continued on with the speed of galloping horse.

When the object came upon the foot of a noted hill that the Indians called “Owelus Sowless,” it ascended as the ground rose and flew over the hill. The settler said that’s where he lost sight of it.

He describes “the meteor” as about 300 yards long. It had a snake-like shape, except that the apparent head “... resembled the root of a tree plucked up by force.” There was no appearance of a neck, and it was as thick as a young bull and tapered off like a serpent. Its appearance resembled “... a welding hot iron and sparking like it.”

He further stated that the intense heat warmed his entire house. He further reported that it left a stench similar to burning tar or sulfur that lingered for at least a another day.

The UFO observer was part of the first German settlement in Schoharie County. The settler swore out his story in the town of Carlisle on Aug. 23, 1823. The account was in the records of The Historical and Philosophical Society of the State of New York.

Let’s review some contemporary September sightings in New York skies:

14 Sept.: At 8:25 p.m., a Syracuse resident was in a shopping center parking lot and noticed three pinkish-red orbs, after a few moments, he watched them vanish. A short while later the objects reappeared, and were then joined by a fourth bright orange fireball like orb.

19 Sept.: At 2:17 p.m., in Flushing, a resident and son were taking a walk. They noticed a white roundish object silently “zoom” over them at great speed. The craft made maneuvers beyond anything common to an airplane or helicopter. The object would move fast, then hover for a few moments, then dart to another location, pause, then move again, until it finally just “blinked out.”

19 Sept.: At 8:10 p.m., a motorist was driving in Cicero and noted a very bright orange light in the northern sky. After arriving home, the motorist observed the object for a few more minutes getting closer and moving south. The object’s brightness disappeared, but the motorist watched a dark object pass over the area. The observer notes that aircraft do not fly at night without lights.

Sept. 20: At 10:41 a.m.. A New York City resident was waiting for a bus and noted a small, oval shaped cloud-like object fixed in the sky. Then the object began silently moving south very slowly but making occasional 90-degree turns to either side, always returning to its generally southerly course.

20 Sept.: About 9:30 p.m., in Peconic, a married couple witnessed two pairs of bright red orbs in the northern sky traveling east. While they were watching, the two sets of orbs changed direction to the northeast. The observer reports that one pair of orbs was clearly following the other.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/new-york-colonial-ufo-sighting.html

source & references:

http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/newyork/article-7533-a-colonial-ufo-sight.html

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Several Witnesses See UFO over Colorado Springs, Colorado
UFO Depiction
Published: 6:33 AM 9/26/2013

Colorado Springs, Colorado - 09-24-13

I was looking into the night sky at the stars and noticed a couple of jetliners at normal altitude flying easterly.

At the same time, I noticed something much higher and brighter moving, and continued to watch it for over an hour. I invited friends to witness this; they had no clue what it was. It was not like anything we had ever recognized in the night sky.

I continued to watch it circle in a counter-clockwise direction at the same altitude and same flight path for over an hour and a half, and then it seemed to just dissipate.

Every once in a while it would project bright white flashes on what appeared to be the north to south turn coming back towards Colorado Springs.

It would make movements like a snake sometimes and then stop. And then take off like instantly at full cruising speed. Then sometimes really speed up unlike anything I have ever seen.

I'm not sure if the Military was testing something. Can someone talk to the air traffic control and see what they had on radar at that time as it was something abnormal?

Normally you can always hear a jet as it flies at normal cruising altitude as I did hear several during and after the event, but this object had no sound whatsoever in the night sky and it is normally quiet enough to hear all jetliners flying over.

I believe it to be either top-secret or unknown to mankind as an avid observer of all aircraft being brought up with an Air Force Family.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/witnesses-see-ufo-colorado-springs.html

source & references:

www.mufon.com

graphic - www.ufocasebook.com

Multiple Colored Lights Seen Flashing over Crystal Lake, Illinois
UFO Depiction
Published: 6:21 AM 9/26/2013

Crystal Lake, Illinois - 09-24-13

I was outside with the dogs and looked towards the west. I then saw a strobe flash twice; (with maybe 10 second gap between), then nothing.

A little more northwest of the strobe were flashing red, blue and green lights hovering, and then moving slightly, then hovering again.

Meanwhile, something white streaked across the sky super-fast towards the lights. I couldn’t tell if it was a meteor or something related to it.

Then I looked toward the North and noticed a small white light way up, the size of a star that would flash like a plane, but then made 90 degree turn.

I and 3 others were witnesses and it just seemed very different. The red, green and blue lighted object slowly moved away towards the northwest out of our sight-line. This lasted about a half hour.

I just don’t know what to make of all of this, but have never seen anything like this before. I wonder if there were any other witnesses to this.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/multi-colored-lights-flash-crystal-lake-illinois.html

source & references:

www.mufon.com

graphic - www.ufocasebook.com

Archived Case of the Week

The Daze After Manhattan Stood Still, by Yancy Spence
UFO

"Be sure you're right, then go ahead! was the motto of the American frontiersman Davy Crockett. It was good advice for anyone challenging a new frontier then, or now.

Two years ago. “The Day Manhattan Stood Still” was published in UFO Magazine.{ Oct.-Nov. 02} As stated in this eyewitness account, I was sure more information would surface. It did. Documentation of this information, I’ve been told, by the lead investigator is forthcoming. I’ve also been contacted by an official of the “Freedom for Information Coalition” who has assured me, that they are actively investigating this event. And most recently a brief conversation with Mr.Forbes.

Hopefully, funding for scientific research into this event can be found. For that is the only way the public can truly understand the importance of this historic intergalactic open contact between two different species. A scientific investigation would validate these two facts.

1. Everyone working at the N Y Post, or near 210 South st. witnessed this event, dozens of my co-workers have this event repressed in their memory’s (missing time).

2.Residual physical trace evidence points to at least four of my co-workers being taken that morning. (approx. 30-40 min.)

Every thing mentioned above, and in “The Day Manhattan Stood Still” is science fact, not science fiction

See UFO Casebook website

"The Day Manhattan Stood Still"
"A TRUE EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE SOUTH STREET ABDUCTIONS"

By Yancy Spence - 7/28/02

When I heard UFO MAGAZINE publisher William J. Birnes speak at the recent MUFON conference in Rochester, NY, I was intrigued with what he said about “consecutive evidence,” every step along the way. Later, when I ran into Dr. Brines at the Hyatt Hotel, I told him my story had everything to do with such evidence. I am a witness to a remarkable UFO event, The Brooklyn Bridge Abductions, which has been called by ufologists “the case of the century.”

Being an eye witness, I can easily say it's "the case of the millenniums." The proverbial landing on the White House lawn, they just chose the harbor of lower Manhattan instead.

If you follow the evidence, you get to the truth of what actually happened on the morning of November 30, 1989. The facts of what I personally saw have yet to be made public. Most of my recollections of that morning came back to me as instant, total recall.

I eventually put things together with what went on at the Manhattan offices of the New York Post right after the event – or abduction, if you like – occurred. This took a lot of legwork, plus the help of some trustworthy gentlemen that I've had the pleasure to work with and become close friends with over the 28 years I've worked at the Post in the delivery department.

About a dozen people remember the procession of stretch limos that was parked on South Street (where the New York Post is located). These obviously belonged to some very important people. I, myself, remember the ugly colored Rolls Royce parked at the end of the little pedestrian island that faces the loading bays for the delivery trucks.

The Rolls was parked the wrong way on South Street, and the chauffeur was standing just outside the driver’s-side door. He had his driving hat off and placed on the Rolls’ long hood. His arms were crossed like Superman, daring some crazy New York cabbies to run him down.

The Rolls has been linked to the then-Secretary General of the United Nations. The four men I tracked down all remembered the Rolls and line of more than a dozen dark limos. One of these men was Steve Dunleavy, Investigative Reporter, who remembers the limos but not the Rolls.

That morning, at 2:30 AM, I was upstairs in the South Street Diner, which is on the corner of South Street and Catherine Slip. I was told to report in early for my route, which didn't go out until 4:00 AM. One of my bosses asked me to give his cousin a ride to Shore Parkway, the “Riviera of Brooklyn,” or so he told me before I dropped him off.

To get back to the plant, I took the Manhattan Bridge. At that time, both lanes under the pedestrians walkway were carrying Manhattan-bound traffic. At exactly 3:15 AM, I was a third of the way over the crest, with no traffic ahead of me, when my trucks lights and engine shut down, and the truck coasted to a stop. I tried the emergency lights, but they didn't work either.

I looked into my side-view mirror to see who was going to pile into me, and then saw all of the headlights of the vehicles behind me go out. And they also slowly coasted to a stop. It felt like everything was going into slow motion.

The bridges lights went out and everything went dark. In retrospect, I believe that a power grid in Lower Manhattan shut down. It was an eerie sight, to say the least. Outside of my window, I caught sight of a beam of red light playing across the nearby buildings.

The light changed to a greenish-white color and became pencil thin as it traveled across the building facades. Whoever was outside at the time had to see it, because this beam of light was the only power source working in the blackout. One of my thoughts was that this must be some kind of laser test that the Brooklyn Navy Yard was conducting, but the source of the light stopped before the East River.

The shape of the light kept changing from an oblong oval to a perfect circle. It focused in on one of the top floors of a nearby building. At first, I couldn't make out what building it was. But as if to answer my thoughts, the beam of light shot down to street level and ran the length of the block, exposing the two sets of very distinctive 15-foot-high inverted metal fishhook gates.

These were riot gates used to protect the only two entrance ways into the courtyards of the Knickerbocker apartment complex, on Cherry St..

I've seen that building thousands of times. How could I not know it was the Knickerbocker? The light beam then shot back up to the top floor of the center building, the one with the exposed water tank, and focused on the bottom half of a double-pane window.

There was a window to the right of it that was half the size, probably a bathroom window. This greenish-white light beam started to grow brighter and more intense. Then, for some reason, I looked at my side view mirror, and at that instant the sky lit up.

I saw maybe two-dozen people who were now outside of their stalled vehicles, the flash illuminated them through the bridges superstructure. Some of them were screaming and looked like crazed birds locked in a cage, as others pointed back toward Knickerbocker. It was surreal and it scared the hell out of me.

When I looked back toward Knickerbocker there was a totally different light. It was bluish-white with a cloudy mist and shaped like a stage spotlight coming down from above. Within this light appeared what looked like four “balls” ascending in an arrowhead formation.

They were tumbling, and as they got closer to the source of the light, the balls opened up like blooming flowers. I could see that there were three gray aliens in dark jumpsuits in a triangular formation surrounding an angelic-looking, dark-haired women in a white gown.

Her long hair flowed out in all directions, as if in a pool of water. They all looked like they were being pulled up by their mid-sections. I thought, at the time, that each body was being lifted on cables and that they were making a movie.

That's all I remembered of the experience at first. Over the course of the next four weeks, however, more details resurfaced, and that's when I “remembered” the spacecraft.

It was saucer-shaped, and the bottom half was outer space black with angled sections like a stealth fighter. The saucers top half was mushroom shaped – very “organic” and smooth with a gray metallic color.

The construction looked as if it was laminated. At the crown was an open donut-shaped hole, and inside was what looked molten metal or some kind of fluid. Whatever that substance was, it was percolating like a volcanic mud bed.

The rim was a bright red and the center was an even brighter yellow. In a fraction of a second, that molten mass dissipated to the inside of the dome, turning to liquid fire and spinning around counterclockwise like a giant cotton candy machine. The outside of the dome turned a bright red. And then the saucer and its occupants just disappeared.

Afterwards, I remember everyone casually getting back into her or his vehicle, starting them up, then continuing their drive off the bridge. They were all probably thinking the same thing I was, that whatever it was we had just seen would be on the news or in the papers. But, by the time I went 10 feet, the entire incident was forgotten.

Subsequent events were pieced together over time, as more memories of that morning returned. I arrived back at the Post in just a few minutes, since it was only six blocks from the bridge. I parked on the opposite side of the island from the ugly Rolls (I noticed it right away), which was parked across from the diner. All of the limos were parked on both sides of South Street.

They were blocking the corner and were told to move so the newspaper delivery drivers could back the trucks in for the 4:00 AM edition. But, of course, they didn't move!

I commented to someone that the Rolls was a beautiful car, but what an ugly color, and that it would look great in white. Some of the chauffeurs were outside of their Limos milling around. One of them walked over to see what the straw boss wanted from the chauffeur who was double-parked and blocking the trucks from turning the corner, so they could back into the loading docks.

This one chauffeur looked like Odd Job. He was oriental and his suit was two sizes too small. Evidently, the chauffeurs were wondering why they were hanging out and waiting. To this day they're probably still wondering why. They sat there for close to 45 minutes.

As I mentioned earlier, others who remembered some of what happened that morning include reporter, Steve Dunleavy. Before I left to give this fellow a ride home to Shore Parkway, I was sitting, having a casual conversation with him – the first one since he had been working there.

I clearly recall what was discussed. I called Mr. Dunleavy recently and asked if he remembered the conversation. He did word for word, and detail after detail. I said to him, you made the statement, “Most Americans do not know what the Vietnam War was all about!”

I was offended by his claim, so I responded, “Steve, it was all about money.” He then complemented me on my knowledge of American history. I then asked him if he remembered the driver who had to hail a cab for him. He chuckled and said, “Yeah, I remember that too.”

Then I asked him if he remembered all the limos outside that morning? To which he replied, “Yeah, I remember them.” So I asked, “Did you ever find out what that was all about?”

To this he replied, “We looked into it, but I can't remember what we found out.” Then I asked him, “Steve, you're Australian aren't you?” To which he replied, “Yeah.” I then said, “You better grab hold of your koala bear. There was a UFO about 150 feet over your head that morning.”

He then asked if I could call him in a couple of weeks and that for the moment he had been preoccupied by the World Trade Center tragedy and the war in Afghanistan. I said, “Fine, and thanks for your time.” His unusual Australian reserve to my statements surprised me. I know if someone reminded me of three particular things that took place one morning twelve years ago that I'd be a little curious to find out what was going on. I know I’d want to know who was in the limos. But, maybe that's just me.

About 14 months ago, Mr. Budd Hopkins visited me to document my information. On the July 4th weekend of 2002, I attended the MUFON conference in Rochester to see if Mr. Hopkins was going to discuss the case. The only time I had spoken publicly about this experience was at an Intruders Foundation meeting on September 8, 2001.

At the symposium, Mr. Hopkins did mention that two delivery workers at the New York Post had come forward to describe the Rolls Royce that they had seen on South Street on the morning of November 30th – very important evidence in this abduction case.

The other driver he was speaking of is a friend of mine. When I began looking for people to corroborate the facts that I knew, I was very careful to be vague in discussing the particulars. You can't just spring the subjects of UFOs and abductions on people, especially if they've been personally involved.

So, I tried to figure out who was there that morning, over a dozen years ago. The first person I thought of was Bobby. He lives close by, and we get together now and then. During a conversation, I asked him, “What was the brightest light you have ever seen?” His answer was, “At the Post one night.”

He also said, “It scared the hell out of me!” He explained that he thought some guys in the neighborhood were “messing around or something.” That one question was all that was needed to jog his memory.

Over the next couple of months he started to remember more and more. So, I suggested that he speak to Mr. Hopkins. It took 10 months, but he finally did. I could tell he had been traumatized by the events of that night, just like I had been, and everyone else who witnessed the event, had to have been.

You have to understand, when someone comes forward with this type of information, they find themselves in a proverbial straightjacket. When you tell your loved ones and friends about what you have witnessed, they say, “What? Now, let me get this straight.”

And on the other end of the spectrum, you have the powers that be, going, “He said what? We better start a file-jacket on this guy.”

The bottom line here is that I'm not looking for fame or fortune I work for a newspaper, and if you read the headlines you know its not all its cranked up to be. If you don't believe me, just ask O.J or the Kennedys. Nor am I trying to be the Clifford Irving of ufology. The facts are just the facts!

Now to address the skeptics and debunkers, because sooner or later there going to crawl out of the woodwork: To them I can only say that before they start casting slurs and accusations, they're going to have to put their money where their mind set is.

I will make myself available to any so-called “trained” investigator or organization who is willing to put $500,000 in an escrow account to prove that any of what I just told you contains any falsehoods at all.

Within one year, when they lose, I'll give them double or nothing for the following year. So that, in theory, if they have the capital, they can haunt me for the rest of their lives. Good luck! It’s a suckers bet!

And finally to the powers that be: You are the upholders of our beloved and treasured Constitution. I implore you to help the people of this country. The citizens and taxpayers don't deserve to be treated as children. I understand your concern about what has been referred to as “future shock.”

I don't know about the rest of the world, but I know the people of this city, this state, and this country, can handle “future shock.” The terror attacks on this nation, on this generation, have proved that. The American people have always been pathfinders, not followers.

Sooner or later, the truth always comes out, and you maybe setting this country up for an attack from within. Let the public know that “the only thing they have to fear is fear itself,” or in this case, the fear of the unknown. As individuals, we face this each morning. Our children and grandchildren deserve the TRUTH.

This country's foundation is the truth. Please! With all of the great resources it has at its disposal – the intellectual think-tanks, the spirit of its people, their willingness as a nation to go forward and face this phenomenon as a nation – truth is the most important issue.

And finally, to the former Secretary General of the United Nations: Its been reported in the media that, through a spokesperson you claim that you were home sleeping. Well, maybe you were? But your chauffeur and Rolls were on South Street with the limos of the Security Council, who were home sleeping too, I suppose?

The position you were elected to demands for you to find the courage – the machismo – to tell the people of the world what happened that morning. I know you are caught between the rock and hard place, but I believe you to be a God-fearing man. And, I also know that the truth is the truth.

“Imagination is the threshold you must pass through to open the doors of truth.” In this case, you only have to have the imagination to understand that I am telling the truth.

written by Yancy Spence

Photo taken on 7-20-01 at site of South ST. abductions (Brooklyn Bridge abductions) Roof line of Linda Cortile apartment complex. Shots were taken by Yancy Spence, witness to the abductions. He was with a member of the Intruders Foundation, O.V. Kiminsky at the time, who was there at the request of Mr. Hopkins. The camera was a 35mm/with a 50 mm portrait lens, at a distance of half a block away.

source & references:

Yancy Spence, eyewitness to the Linda Cortile abduction

UFO Casebook online report

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