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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 591, Issue date, 12-09-13

2001 - Student Pilot Reports UFO over Brockport, New York
UFO Depiction
Published: 6:47 AM 12/6/2013

Brockport, New York - 08-15-01

As a student pilot in late 2001, I was flying the pattern at Ledgedale Airpark while my CFI (Instructor) was on the ground observing.

While half way on the downwind leg at pattern elevation (1,000 ft. agl), I noticed a small grey round object at my 12:00 O'clock that was keeping pace with my Piper at about 50 yards away.

I veered slightly to the right to avoid any contact, but in a matter of moments the object closed the distance and was within 20 feet at my 10 O'clock and again keeping pace with my 90 knots airspeed for about 20 to 30 seconds.

Following the encounter at close range, the object was no longer in sight. I’m not sure what direction it departed as I was too busy being nervous and trying to fly the airplane.

I was a bit shaken and decided it would be wise to land as soon as possible. After landing and shutting down the airplane, I immediately approached my instructor and asked if he had witnessed the object and his reply was, "No". At first sight I was thinking it was a helium balloon, but when witnessed at 20 feet I knew it was anything but a balloon.

It was dull grey metallic in appearance and had a texture to it that is difficult to describe. During the days that followed I have shared my story with a few friends and had asked the question, "Can UFOs be small and round?"

At the time of the incident I was not a sky-watcher and had little knowledge of UFO encounters except to say that the comic book saucer-shaped ships are all that I knew.

After much research and hundreds of other similar witnesses that have come to light in recent years I thought it was time to share my story.

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1970 - Close Encounter in Southern New Jersey
UFO Depiction
Published: 7:45 AM 11/29/2013

Port Norris, New Jersey - June, 1970

I was 13 years old and with several cousins and friends. We were playing hide and seek at my Aunt's house just down the street from where I lived.

We had been playing from the time it got dark outside. So I`m guessing about the time it happened but maybe between 8 pm and 9 pm. It could have been later, but we were always in the house by 10 pm.

Anyhow, I decided to hide in a field that was grown up with weeds; it was right behind my Aunt's house. I walked into the field maybe 30 to 50 feet and lay down in the soft weeds on my back so no one could see me.

I could hear the other kids talking but not very well. As I lay there I noticed an object way off in the distance. It was very small. If I had held out my hand to measure it, it would have been about the size of my pinky nail.

As I watched it suddenly came to stop directly over me in a split second. It moved so quickly that I didn`t see it actually move from where it was to where it stopped.

I laid there looking at it and remember like it just happened today. I didn't feel afraid at all but just felt mesmerized by what it was doing. I know it was only about 300 ft above me because it was so easy to see.

It was round looking at it from the bottom, but I know it was saucer-shaped from what I saw when it left, but I'll get to that in a moment.

It did not make any sound at all. It was mostly metallic in color and had several lights that were in rings, "one inside the other." There were 5 rings and each ring had maybe 20 to 30 light shapes in it that were changing color, size and shape as they moved around the ring.

The light shapes within each ring was moving in a different direction than the other rings. Each light shape was not a clear square or triangle or oval or other shape.

Each light shape was dark in color and did not light up the ground where I was. I remember thinking it was beautiful.

It only stayed there like that for around 30 to 45 seconds or perhaps a minute. Then as suddenly as it came, it left.

I remember it leaving just a short blur of itself going in the direction it came from but could not see it disappear into the distance.

Within the blur I saw a side view of a saucer shape. The blur it left was about 100 to 300 ft long. I asked the other kids if they saw it, but no one had. I could not believe they didn’t see it.

If one of them did, then they never admitted it. This was my first sighting of three in my life. I have been telling others about it my whole life. My next 2 sightings there were witnesses but that's another memory.

This case is under investigation by Ken Pfeifer of MUFON New Jersey.

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Alien-Human War: The Debate
Published: 4:56 AM 12/7/2013

By Chris Holly

Occasionally I find myself in extremely odd circumstances due to the nature of my interests. Last summer I found myself in the middle of an argument between one of the real time abductees I wrote about during the past two years and one of her longtime friends who is an avid UFO enthusiast.

The exchange between the abductee and the enthusiast took place while we were out to lunch at a crowded beach front restaurant on the ocean side of Long Island New York.

Most of the luncheon had been a peaceful afternoon enjoying a delicious meal overlooking a sandy beach and clear blue sky. The conversation had been of vacation plans, family as well as a long talk about the Long Island serial killer who even now remains loose and wandering our Island roadways.

At the end of our lunch I excused myself from the table for a few minutes to call my home and walked out to the open veranda that wrapped around the restaurant to use my cell phone. I was only gone a few minutes. When I returned to the table I was surprised to find the two friends in a heated debate concerning war between aliens and humans.

Since I was not there when the discussion began I had no idea how the subject got started. I sat down and listened as the abductee and enthusiast had one of the strangest conversations I ever heard two friends have.

The enthusiast was angry and telling the abductee that the day will come when aliens will attack the human race to use us for fuel, or food, or slaves. The enthusiast was a bit all over the place with the reasons for the alien attack however she seemed sure it was only time before this event happened with the outcome being our doom.

The abductee sat there stone faced listening to her friend with such intensity I thought steam was going to rise from her head. I sat silently trying to figure out how to get out of this mess! In the mean time I tried to disappear in to my chair.

The enthusiast went on to describe a war of the world’s resulting in combat around the globe between aliens and humans. Occasionally the abductee would mutter, "that is ridiculous." However, her friend continued on with her long passionate description of a very movie like world war of aliens flying low above the earth’s surface while humans try to defend against them with the weapons we currently have.

The abductee allowed her friend to continue this huge involved story of her idea of an alien / human war without interruption. Now and then she would laugh or shake her head but let her friend continue her passionate description of an alien human conflict.

I have either read or heard all the things the enthusiast was saying before and knew this theory was widely discussed with those interested in the UFO alien subject. I also know the abductee and wanted to dissolve in to my chair as I knew she was going to blast her friend and her ideas concerning her interpretation of a war of the worlds.

The enthusiast talked endlessly about how mankind may soon find they are going to be forced to fight invading alien forces in a fight for world control.

She talked about how mankind will wage a good fight against our invaders using our newest weapons during long tedious battles with alien forces who want to overtake and use the human species for food or fuel or slaves.

She talked about how only the humans who will be able to go underground will remain to fight off the invading aliens. She went on to describe how the fight will end by way of the humans fighting the aliens in gorilla style tactics including sneaking up on alien crafts using balloons to lift them into their interiors of their crafts where the human warriors will be able to overtake and destroy the alien forces.

The UFO enthusiast talked as if in a hypnotic state how a small group of the human warriors would in this manner defeat the aliens and return to build a new human race upon the earth. This is the point where the abductee could no longer maintain her reaction and burst out laughing at her enthusiast friend’s fantasy scenario of an alien/human conflict of war.

The abductee shook her head in amazement and asked her friend if she was serious or pulling her leg with such nonsense? Her friend immediately became insulted and defensive. The abductee sat looking at her friend as if she was the strangest thing she had ever seen and finally said:

"OK, I cannot let you walk around thinking something so ridiculous as it seems to have gotten out of hand and you seem to be lost in the fantasy and confusion of this subject that seems to be prevalent in our society. " The abductee took a long look at her friend and continued:

"First of all you need to understand that sadly in our society things we consider paranormal, or supernatural or unknown are simply things mankind has not yet figured out or understand. A huge problem with the subjects we consider unknowns is that we have completely combined confused and destroyed our own thinking about these subjects with fiction and fantasy that is shoveled on top of us daily.

"Science fiction is not paranormal, horror movies about sexy vampires become confused with reality while reality is lost to the fantasy of Hollywood.

"Star Wars was a great movie, however, reality is that it is doubtful; all life forms in our universe would be able to sit together in a bar sharing a drink simply due to the simple fact of atmosphere differences. Humans have built a cute little comfy world where they live in fantasy about many unknowns.

"I realize it is one way to deal with that which we do not understand. However, I also think it is just going too far. Here I sit listening to you rattle off pure fantasy as fact and you’re doing it with a straight face."

The enthusiast was not happy and started to interrupt her abductee friend to defend her position on alien- human warfare. The abductee would not have it and told her friend to sit and listen as she had to her long rant on the war of the worlds. The abductee continued:

"The view you have of this conflict is absolutely childish. Do you truly believe that beings that are advanced enough to visit us in the manner they do with ease and obvious control over the situation would have to physically fight with us?

"Do you really think that if they wanted to take, use or have anything at all more than they do now from us they would need to fight us for it? Do you seriously think the advanced beings that visit us would need to become involved with us in any type of war event? If they want more they will take it, if they want to control this world completely they will do it and if they want to kill you; you would be dead in seconds!"

The abductee was obviously annoyed with her longtime friend and her UFO enthusiast friend was showing signs of anger with the abductee’s questions. The enthusiast tried to defend her thinking by launching into a memorized scenario once again about mankind in hand to hand combat with invading alien forces. The abductee raised her hand abruptly stopping her enthusiast friend from continuing her rant. The abductee spoke:

"Stop, this nonsense; I had no idea you became so confused between what is logical and probable and what is fantasy. You are lost in the delusion of fiction that has been developed through fear of those who are in need of that kind of fantasy in order to digest the UFO situation on earth. You have given over to science fiction as fact and have started to believe the nonsense that flows from Hollywood the bloggers and ridiculous TV shows.

The abductee continued talking now with a bit of anger rising in her tone.

"Look chances are if the beings who visit this planet and abduct humans for specimen study wanted to control or inhabit this earth they would have done it long ago. If the beings who are here wanted more from us they would have taken it when we were even more defenseless than we are now.

"If those watching us wanted to help us they would have done that as well .If their purpose was our welfare they would have openly interfered, helped, taken us over or whatever theory exists concerning these things- long ago. They are here for their own agendas and we simply are not as important to them as we think we are.

"The great human delusion is that this planet and the primitive earthlings living on it is somehow of great importance to the other life forms that exist and view or visit us as they traverse this enormous universe.

"First of all there are billions of planets around billions of stars in billions of galaxies. Our little planet may be important to us but it is doubtful it is of any great importance to our cosmic neighbors. Mankind has placed a huge amount of importance on the alien human relationship. Mankind seems to think we are sort after and of huge concern to our visitors. I am confused at this thinking as we have obviously been shown that is not the case."

The UFO enthusiast sat silently and obviously annoyed while the abductee continued her case against her friends ridiculous thinking.

"Our visitors do not care to be known to us on a global scale. If that was their wish we would know it. All they would need to do is make a worldwide sighting visible over highly populated areas to be known to become fully disclosed to mankind. Instead they do not seem to care if they are at times seen or not. They do not seem to care what we think.

"As it stands we do nothing but act like fools when we do see them. I do not think we are a concern to them in any way. The most we do is make another movie or TV show to entertain ourselves about the UFO subject. Nothing more is done about their visits and they know it.

"Humans have a few quirks that make it easy to keep them in the dark. Humans have selective hearing, thinking and comprehension. Humans only hear, think about or form opinions on the selective material that fits in with what they want life and the world around us to be. Facts or theories that do not make the human overly important are often ignored or denied as it does not fit in with the delusion the human population needs to deal with things they do not understand."

At this point the abductee and her friend sat nose to nose as their oral combat over this alien human war controversy continued. The abductee went on without leaving a pause for her friend to interrupt:

"This arrogance of our importance or worth to other life forms is just silly. Here we sit the primitive ones who cannot figure out how to travel the cosmos or figure out who it is that visits us yet we think we are the mighty ones. I imagine the aliens have a good laugh, if they do laugh, at that idea! It is most likely our greatest fault and what keeps us locked as the dummies of the universe.

This quirk keeps us stuck in bad scenarios across the globe and locked in the dark with issues we should have long ago solved. The UFO subject is one of those areas we have failed to conquer or understand.

" We continue to kill each other, suffer through natural disasters and in many areas on this planet starve or die from diseases even when we know how to cure them. I think if our visitors wanted to take us over or help us they could and would have done so by now. They do watch us, they do use some of us but their interest in the human species at best seems limited."

The abductee and friend were now both very angry. I simply sat back and let it happen. The abductee continued:

"But please let us get back to your thinking about war with aliens. This fantasy by my fellow humans is disturbing to me .How we ever got lost in the fantasy that we would ever be able to fight aliens is beyond me. What is worse is that we have groups of people lost in this delusion that we could not only fight but could become road warrior hero’s combating and taking on aliens by crawling in to their ships and winning by way of hand to hand combat.

"This childish nonsense coming from grown adults frightens me far more than the idea of a war of the worlds! If we are this limited in our thinking about things unknown we are in deep dark trouble. I tend to think we have been playing far too many computer games and doing far too little adult thinking.

"If aliens wanted to take over this planet they would do so in a matter of minutes. I am sure it would be a simple matter of using technology closer to the Harp projects that we are beginning to understand. If they wanted to control us they would render us helpless by using a technology that would either take over our ability to think clearly enabling them to order us about or simply completely control us in a manner without involving any combat at all.

"They would, of course, be able to completely destroy all life on this planet if they so desired by pushing a button from far above the earth’s surface. In fact they could wipe us out, disinfect or decontaminate our planet all from miles above the surface or maybe the dark side of our moon.

"To think they would even need to fly around in any form of combat at all is really silly. The fact that this has not happened so far makes me a firm believer it will not happen any time soon. I am afraid the guerrilla warfare between cave dwelling earthlings and aliens will have to remain where it belongs; in the movies."

At this point in the lunch date I sat silently between the angry friends knowing that opening my mouth would surely be a very foolish thing to do. The abductee sat glaring at her friend. The enthusiast friend sat with eyes filled with tears. Finally the enthusiast started to cry. She was angry and snarled at the abductee:

"Well you have taken away all hope with your views now, haven’t you? At least thinking we could fight gives us all some hope. In your mind it is just death."

This seemed to make the abductee far angrier than she was before. She immediately stopped her friend from continuing with her tearful objections.

"Look, the only one here who has no hope is you and those who think like you. In your thinking the only way we can deal with a conflict with other beings is with war. Did it ever occur to you that you and those who think like you can only dream up fighting and killing and war as the result of a human alien contact?

"It seems unless the subject is that of how the alien beings should be here to help us and give us technology we immediately jump to war as the only other possibility.to deal with them. We are savage self-centered beings. We only seem concerned about what we can get from our visitors and if that is not possible how we can kill them.

"I think what we need is to focus on what we need to do to advance enough to become interesting and respected by other life forms so they will one day look at us as more than specimens or primitive beings.

"Who would want to be involved with primitive creatures like humans who spend most of our time in wars killing and over taking each other? Who would want to become involved with a planet where its inhabitants are constantly in conflict with each other?

"Look at this planet and look at how some of us have food shelter and medical care while others are starving, children dying and forced to live in savage circumstances. What do you think those who watch us think when we build bombs and use them on each other?

"How about the fact we kill due to the fact we are too stupid to figure out our energy requirements? Do you really think other beings who are far more advanced want anything to do with us other than what they do now?

"Maybe one day when we have our own act together and grow past being selfish killing machines we may be more interesting to those around us. For now we are primitive and violent. Until we understand that fact we need not worry about fighting fictional wars with those who could wipe us out with a sneeze."

The enthusiast stood up and snarled at the abductee: "Well the things you want to happen are never going to happen and – I think you are ridiculous."

Quickly the abductee asked the enthusiast: "What is ridiculous, why are those things not going to happen?"

The enthusiast bent down in the abductees face and replied: "That is all just too hard and it will never happen."

With that she stood up and announced she was leaving and walked away. The abductee and I were left sitting at the table as well as holding the bill for lunch!

I only noticed after the enthusiast walked away from the table that the people around us had all been listening to the exchange between the two friends and the strange subject of an alien - human conflict.

I could tell by the silence that things had been said that gave many sitting there eating lunch insight to things they ordinarily would not think about. I also know the abductee had spoken hard cold truth about these subjects and realized by way of the enthusiast’s convoluted thinking how far we have drifted from processing what is going on around us with logical thinking due to confusion of fact and fiction that seems to be the way of our society.

I must say I agree fully with the abductee on the subjects discussed at this luncheon. I also found it very disheartening that the UFO enthusiast felt our dealing with being human without war or our path towards ending things like starvation, disease and energy problems on earth something that - "Never is going to happen or it's just too hard"

Her words were sad statements that we all need to think about. This experience like many others I have had with things we consider unknown leaves me thinking we will never find our way with things we do not understand by way or our refusing to deal with them in real terms without delusion in an adult manner.

That concerns me and leaves me sad at how far we may be from climbing the ladder of humanity towards being the best we can be while lingering in delusion, fantasy and refusal of things we just do not understand.

Until we change we are destined to remain lost in the dark ages when it comes to the subjects we consider unknown!

Copyright © 2013 Chris Holly all Rights Reserved

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Gold Lights in Disc Configuration in Great Britain
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:46 AM 12/5/2013

Stirling, Great Britain -12-01-13

I saw something on Sunday night I can’t explain. I am ex-military and a bit of an aviation enthusiast so am quite familiar with most of the aircraft in our skies.

On Sunday evening my girlfriend and I were travelling home from my sister's in Stirling, along the M9 southbound en route to Glasgow.

At the same time my girlfriend and I became aware of a large, gold light above the Gargunnock Hills. Living under the flight path to Glasgow airport, I am familiar with aircraft landing lights and am fairly positive they are seldom gold and don’t remain in the same location.

Also they did not shine with the intensity these lights were shining with.

We watched these lights for 30 seconds, and then from left to right, anti-clockwise they blinked out; one after another. We could see the silhouette of the hills below, so we were sure they weren’t from the ground.

Whilst illuminated the lights were in an almost disc-configuration, although quite flat at the bottom and were angled up, at what appeared to be almost 45 degrees to the ground.

The gold light seemed to twinkle, as if there was more than one and they were shining in succession before blinking out over a 5 second period; very strange.

Anyway, I felt compelled to report it as I have never seen anything like it. I spend a lot of time looking at the planets both through a telescope and without; it was way too early for Venus. The sighting occurred around 19.30 pm.

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Archived Case of the Week

The Disappearance of Private Irwin

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One of the strangest, most baffling cases in UFO folklore is the story of one Private First Class Gerry Irwin. On March 2, 1959, he awoke in Cedar City Hospital, and was completely unaware of how he got there.

Irwin had been unconscious for twenty-three hours and during that time was mumbling something about a "jacket on the bush." As he regained consciousness, the first thing he said was "Were there any survivors?"

The strange tale of Gerry Irwin came to my attention from the notes of James Lorenzen, who is the esteemed director of the APRO group. The facts will leave one puzzled, and if there was any type of investigation by the Armed Forces, those details remain hidden to this day.

Irwin's story began on February 28, 1959, as he was driving from Nampa, Idaho back to Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas, where he was a Nike missile technician. Returning from a leave of absence, he reached Cedar City, Utah, and turned southeast on Route 14 when he saw an unusual sight.

The landscape was brilliantly lit as he observed a glowing object, which crossed the sky from right to left in front of him. Startled, he left his car to get a better view, and watched the strange craft continue until it was blocked from his sight by a ridge.

His first thoughts were that a large airplane was making a forced landing. Wanting to render aid if possible, Irwin quickly wrote a note, left it on his car, and headed in the direction of the supposed crash.


He attached the note to his steering wheel, and using shoe polish, wrote STOP on the side of his car.

About 30 minutes later, a Fish and Game Inspector stopped at the sight of Irwin's note. He immediately took the note to the Cedar City Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Otto Pfief quickly organized a search party, and headed for the sight. Approximately an hour later, Irwin was found unconscious in the area, with no sign of a plane crash.

Upon arriving at the hospital, he was examined by Dr. Broadbent, who found that although Irwin's temperature and respiration were normal, he could not be awakened.

Broadbent's initial diagnosis was "hysteria." When the frightened Irwin did come to, he felt fine, but was still puzzled by the strange object he had seen.

He also was at a loss as to where his jacket was, it not being on him when found by searchers.

Irwin was flown back to Ft. Bliss, and put under observation at William Beaumont Hospital for four days. He returned to duty afterward, though his security clearance was withdrawn.

A couple of days later, while walking at the base, he fainted. He recovered almost immediately, however. On March 15, he fainted again on an El Paso street, and was taken to Southwest General Hospital.

His condition at this time was very similar to his state at Cedar City. Irwin awoke at 2:00 A.M. on Monday, and asked, "Were there any survivors?" He thought that it was February 28 again, and was shocked to be told it was some two weeks later.

He was again taken to William Beaumont Hospital, and placed under observation in the psychiatric ward. After a month's stay, he was released, and deemed "normal" by Captain Valentine.

The very next day, seemingly without provocation, the Private left the fort without leave, caught a bus in El Paso, and arrived in Cedar City on Sunday afternoon, April 19.

Returning to the scene of his strange encounter, he headed straight to an area where he found his missing jacket. There was a pencil in a buttonhole with a piece of paper tightly wrapped around it.

He took the paper and burned it, and seemingly came out of his trance. Irwin had trouble finding his way back to his car, and turned himself in to Sheriff Pfief, who refreshed his memory of his first incident.

Jim and Coral Lorenzen, hearing of the strange case, contacted Irwin after he returned to Fort Bliss. He underwent another psychiatric examination, with the same results as the first.

His case was reviewed by the Inspector General, who ordered a more complete examination. On July 10, Irwin again entered Beaumont Hospital.

After being released, he did not report for duty on August 1. A month later, he was listed as AWOL. He has never been seen again.

B J Booth


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