Filer’s Files #5 – 2005,
Written By: George A. Filer
George A. Filer, Director MUFON Eastern
Vice President of Skywatch International
January 26, 2005, Web: www.georgefiler.com
Webmaster: C E Warren www.cewarren.com
Sightings Pick Up After Holidays
The purpose of these files is to report weekly the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. Many people claim it is impossible for UFOs to visit Earth, I ask you only to keep an open mind and watch the evidence we accumulate each week. These Files make the assumption that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that of the over one hundred UFOs reported each week many represent a factual UFO sighting. Mars – Evidence of Tree like vegetation. Scientists See High Likelihood of ET Visitors:
UFOs were seen over Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. Sightings were also reported in Canada, China, Finland, Kenya, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Ecuador: Eleven Earthquakes in 4 Days
Las Ultimas Noticias reports the Geophysics Institute recorded eleven earthquakes of considerable magnitude along the Ecuadoran coast, keeping local residents in a state of fear. Seismology institutes have called for calm, stating that these are normal events and that any chance of a tsunami has been dismissed. The Geophysics Institute pointed out that "the magnitude of these events is moderate in nature and therefore unable to generate a tsunami." Most of the quakes had their epicenter in the sea and registered around 5.0. Thanks to translation by (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, INEXPLICATA the Journal of Hispanic Ufology.
India - Powerful earthquakes sparked panic in India and Indonesia on Monday, January 24, 2005, nearly a month after a deadly tsunami killed more than 160,000 people. The two quakes, both magnitudes of 6.3, jangled the nerves of many. The snow storms and earthquakes as predicted last week are continuing. Solar activity appears to be calming. See Earth Change TV for the latest info on our changing earth.
Mars – Evidence of Tree like Vegetation
Norman Bryden writes, Here is an image of Reull Vallis on Mars from the European Space Agency. The image shows a river valley and areas of dark green that could be possible vegetation. "Reull Vallis is an outflow channel that extends 1500 kilometres across Promethei Terra in the direction of Hellas Basin. This Mars Express image was taken with a ground resolution of about 21 metres per pixel during Mars Express orbit 451 on 29 May 2004. The image shows an area located at about latitude 42° South and longitude 102° East. North is to the left." Mars shows not only signs of vegetation and intelligent structures, but there are corrals, closed off large areas, paths of all different forms like roads and some that look like migratory paths of herds of animals. We can speculate that Mars has a full eco system with a complete range of animals, possibly some like Earth’s animals being from the same sources, and from some contact with Earth. Thanks to Norman Bryden
Harold Carver writes, “I have found images from the Opportunity Rover that show possible logs, very similar to petrified wood on Earth. Other images show tree like vegetation. Both aerial and ground shots show evidence of life. Black and white photo is from Opportunity Rover completing a year on Mars. Color photo below is a similar petrified log on Earth. Thanks to Harold Carver.
ET Visitors: Scientists See High Likelihood
By Leonard David Senior Space Writer states,
”Decades ago, it was physicist Enrico Fermi who pondered the issue of extraterrestrial civilizations with fellow theorists over lunch, generating the famous quip: "Where are they?" Now a team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there. The researchers make their proposal in the January/February 2005 issue of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS).
Pick up any good science magazine and you’re sure to see the latest in head-scratching ideas about superstring theory, wormholes, or the stretching of spacetime itself. Meanwhile, extrasolar planetary detection is on the verge of becoming mundane. "We are in the curious situation today that our best modern physics and astrophysics theories predict that we should be experiencing extraterrestrial visitation, yet any possible evidence of such lurking in the UFO phenomenon is scoffed at within our scientific community," contends astrophysicist Bernard Haisch, along with physicists James Deardorff, Bruce Maccabee and Harold Puthoff make their case in the JBIS article: "Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation".
The scientists point to two key discoveries made by Australian astronomers and reported last year that there is a "galactic habitable zone" in our Milky Way Galaxy. And more importantly that Earth’s own star, the Sun, is relatively young in comparison to the average star in this zone -- by as much as a billion years. Therefore, the researchers explain in their JBIS article that an average alien civilization would be far more advanced and have long since discovered Earth. Additionally, other research work on the supposition underlying the Big Bang -- known as the theory of inflation -- shores up the prospect, they advise, that our world is immersed in a much larger extraterrestrial civilization.
Given billion-year advanced physics, might not buzzing around the galaxy be possible? Even today superstring theory hypothesizes other dimensions... which could be habitable Universes adjacent to our own, the researchers speculate. It might even be possible to get around the speed of light limit by moving in and out of these dimensions. "What we have done is somewhat of a breakthrough," Haisch told SPACE.com. "We have pulled together various recent discoveries and theoretical issues that collectively point to the strong probability that we should be in the midst of one or more huge extraterrestrial civilizations," he said. Haisch said that superstring dimensions and wormhole and spacetime stretching possibilities address the "can’t get here from there" objection often argued in view of the interstellar, point-to-point distances involved. Also, diffusion models predict that even a single civilization could spread across the Galaxy in a tiny fraction of the age of the Galaxy - even at sub-light speeds, he said.
ET signature in the data
Can the scientific community bring itself to consider any evidence coming from mysterious sightings of strange things by the public? In large measure, the scientific community seemingly has eyed ET visitation as far from being serious stuff to cogitate over. Why so? "The dismissal has several causes, all reinforcing each other," Haisch responded. "Most of the observations are probably misinterpretations, delusions and hoaxes. I have seen people get confused by Venus or even Sirius when it is flashing colors low in the sky under the right conditions. Having been turned off by this, most scientists never bother to look any further, and so are simply blissfully ignorant that there may be more to it," he said. Deardorff, the lead author of the JBIS article, points out in a press statement: "It would take some humility for the scientific community to suspend its judgment and take at least some of the high quality reports seriously enough to investigate…but I hope we can bring ourselves to do that."
According to Haisch, there is a motivation not just for scientific tolerance of the UFO issue, but a strong scientific prediction that there ought to be some genuine ET signature in the data. "This potentially changes the relationship of the UFO phenomenon to science in a significant way. It takes away the ‘not invented here’ prejudice, pointing out that a ‘yes’ to ET visitation is exactly what side our current physics and astrophysics theories would come down on as the most likely situation," Haisch concluded. Thanks to Harold Puthoff and Leonard David Senior Space Writer.
Alabama - Daytime Stationary Light
BAY MINETTE --Back on January 15, 2005, I was on lunch break at my usual time of 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in -- have a spot that I usually go to and sit in the car. After finishing the usual fast food junk, I started sky watching (something I do way too much) to pass the time until returning to work. After several minutes I spotted a light sitting stationary in the sky to my ENE about 75 degrees up. The object was hard to see with the naked eye. I took a wide angle view of the sky just after the sighting but missed the object. owing picture.
This was taken with 10x optical zoom and appeared at least as high as the contrail it was next to. After taking this photo the object vanished. It appeared as a star in the day time to the naked eye. Just a point of light. This crop is from the actual full size photo. Below is yet a closer view. The wind was out of the north 5-10 mph. No sound was heard. Total time of sighting was around 30 seconds. Thanks to Brian Vike. Photos can be viewed at: http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2322
California - One Light Changing into a Pyramid
SAN CARLOS -- From 3:30 AM. to 4:30 AM, the witness was staying at a house during an overnight pet sit for a cute little dog named Bear. The witness states, “The family room where I was sleeping has sliding glass doors onto a deck, overlooking a canyon. It is located in the vicinity of the San Francisco airport. This dog has never barked but at 3:30 AM, I woke up to her yelping in fear and running up the stairs. I got up and looked out onto the deck. Nothing was outside, so I called Bear several times. She wouldn’t come downstairs, which was odd, the finally she came down but wouldn’t go outside.
I went back onto the couch where I had been sleeping. About 10 minutes later I looked out the window to see a white bright star light in the sky. I got up and went up to the sliding glass doors and could see a faint line of fog coming in over the hills behind the canyon. Then I looked over to the right and there was the light! Same brightness, same intensity, in the same altitude of the sky that the other light had been. So I sat down at the sliding door and stared at it, trying to figure out what it was. Then, it changed from one light to three lights, in a pyramid shape. The dog was looking up at that light too, completely transfixed. I gazed at this light for about 10 minutes, and it kept morphing from one light to three lights. Then the fog overtook it and so I went back to bed Thanks to Brian Vike www.hbccufo.com
Florida - Multiple Types of Objects
Ocala -- On January 15, 2005, at 7:30 PM, the 33 year old witness drove south on Highway 301 from Jacksonville, and noticed a hovering object with a small red light on each side. In the direct center of them at about 1 second intervals, a white light blinked. Alternately, above each red light (solidly lit at all times) a very small and fast white light would flash after the center white light would flash. Then a second object appeared in the sky to the west of the first one...hovering in the same way. He watched the objects hovering as he drove and stopped at a gas station.
As I turned S on I-75 still watching he phoned his girlfriend and described a very large, bright white object that flew over I-75 out over the fields. The red lighted object flying left to right in front of me, flew directly over the highway with a very small white object blinked to the right. Three to six multiple white blinking objects began blinking right over I-75. They weren’t bright...small star type brightness and flashing very fast then maybe off for a second or so. It appeared after a couple minutes that I traveled underneath the fast blinkers and I couldn’t see them anymore. The constant hovering large white light plus now three of the red lighted objects moved back and forth and flew over I-75. At this point the white object flew parallel the highway and decreased altitude so rapidly and sped so quickly towards me that the diameter of the light easily doubled in size and intensity.
He states, “I started yelling into the phone, as it rocketed down and towards me and slammed on the breaks and pulled off the road as the bright object slowed down and dimmed, but I saw three tiny green lights in a slim triangular shape as if it wasn’t quite perfectly horizontal.” I could see slight illumination of the three green lights at the points of the triangle and could easily make out the edges of the object connecting the green lights as a triangle. Then, it turned on a super bright beaming spot light towards me so that all I could see was a large white ball again. Back on the highway, I saw numerous red objects and about 200 yards down the road the trees ended and everything opened up to a vast farm field. I could still see many objects out there so I pulled over again. And again, the sky went nuts with activity. At one point I could easily count up to six red light objects flying in different directions. I’m convinced they weren’t airplanes, blimps or helicopters. – Thanks to Peter Davenport Director www.ufocenter.com
Illinois - Five Red Lights
DOWNERS GROVE -- An amateur astronomer was looking at the Pleiades and Orion, when he saw a formation of five red "lights" pass over a suburb of Chicago about 9:20 PM, on January 13, 2005. The formation consisted of three red lights (one behind the other in the direction of travel) with two red lights behind. The group of lights were in "bowling pin" formation, and uniform in color and size. They moved in exactly a straight line, at constant velocity to the south. It took 8-9 seconds for the group of five lights to travel from directly over head to 30 degrees above the horizon. There was no noise. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director www.ufocenter.com
Kansas - Light
OLATHE – The witness observed an object with red, blue, and white lights in the sky northwest of town that did not move for a period of thirty minutes. He was standing in his driveway on the night of January 17, 2005, talking on his cell phone to his Dad in Missouri. He states, “I observed a stationary object in the northwest sky at 6:39 PM. It was at an altitude that I see many airliners traveling, and appeared to be about five miles away. My wife came outside and witnessed the object too. The object had blue and red lights flashing. At one time it lit up brightly with a white light and did not move for thirty minutes. Then it suddenly disappeared. During this time I described the light to my Dad, who is a retired US Air Force pilot and Intelligence Officer, on my cell phone. He called the Missouri State MUFON Director and reported the matter. The Director tried to contact a MUFON person in the Kansas City area to see if they could observe the object too, but he was unsuccessful in reaching the person. I did not report the object to any law enforcement or other government official. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director www.ufocenter.com
Missouri – Hovering Light
KANSAS CITY,-- Bruce Widaman MUFON state Director writes, “I just heard about a hovering, red and blue blinking light, over Kansas City at 7:00 PM on January 17, 2005.” As it was being observed it became very bright -almost white; and it zipped away at 7:09 PM. ; I don’t know of any police report, but the FAA had to have seen this thing hovering from about 6:45-7:09 PM. over Northwest K.C.; I will hope we get more information on this soon. Please contact me if you hear of any thing on this case please, Bruce Widaman 636-946-1394 Thanks to Richard D. Seifried and Bruce Widaman
Delaware - UFO chased us at 80 mph
REHOBOTH BEACH -- A couple is still mystified by a strange experience with a bright light in the sky that followed their car for at least forty minutes on January 23, 2005. The incident happened on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, as Teresa Alexander and her husband, residents of Seaford, headed to the Rehoboth Beach area. They were on Route 20 at 4:30 AM, to get an early start on bargain hunting. "We were traveling and I noticed this bright ’star’ on the left," Alexander told the Delaware Coast Press this week. "My husband commented about how bright it was. I said, ’Yeah, it must be the North Star,’ but that didn’t make sense because we were traveling southeast." Alexander said the light then crossed the road to the right. "It would seem to stop and then accelerate to keep up with us. It was very high in the sky, and all we could see was like a round ball of bright light." She suddenly became frightened with the object appeared to make a sharp right hand turn as the couple’s vehicle turned right on Route 113.
In an online entry Alexander filed with the National UFO Reporting Center, she writes: "When we came to the 113 junction to make a right, the object was going straight and made a sharp right, like a 90-degree turn to stay with us. This scared me a bit. I said to my husband ’Holy ----, it’s seriously following us.’" "I told my husband to speed up and make sure he was close to other cars because I didn’t want us to be alone with that thing. After we had stopped at a red light, my husband started speeding down Route 24 doing about 80 mph and the light kept up with us the whole time." She says the light then appeared closer to the ground, and its brightness would change.
"It was kind of fluorescent blue," she said. "It would dim and then brighten, and it reminded me of a lighthouse light. It would dissipate and then come back as if it had made a full circle." It was too high in the sky to be a helicopter, there was no noise and a normal aircraft would not follow our path to Kmart at about 5:30 AM" She says when the arrived at the store, the light appeared to hover overhead "I know what my husband and I saw." Snip WorldNetDaily.com. Thanks to Skywatch-International. To Become A Member of Skywatch-International, http://www.skywatch-international.org/skywatch_membership_application.pdf
Missouri - Object Around Stealth Bomber.
MILLER COUNTY –The observer captured photos of a stealth bomber and orb photos. These two photos were taken at 5:10 PM, on January 18, 2005, in Miller County, Missouri. The photos were taken around 10 to 15 seconds apart. The stealth bomber was flying from the Northeast to the Southwest and the orb appears above it to the west. I did not see the orb while watching the stealth fly over. It only appeared in the two photos I took. I may have missed it visually since I was focused on the stealth. Thanks to Brian Vike www.hbccufo.com
New York - Cluster of Semi -transparent Spheres
Walker Valley -- "Alexander Zikas MUFON Virginia reports he and www.GreekFuture.com) investigated a December 3, 2003 sighting by multiple eyewitnesses in Walker Valley near Pine Bush. The incident occurred at 10:18 PM and lasted 14 minutes. Sal Cirami who submitted MUFON forms drew the sketch below (with color added) of the object through 20-power binoculars.
The object ascended, hovered, revolved, and finally moved away. The cluster of semitransparent spheres had brighter white centers. Such sightings with a seemingly energy based nature widen the choice of explanations for UFOs. If such objects are not misidentified as conventional objects, then what are they? Are they solid objects or interdimensional? Are they objects with intelligent beings, or are the objects themselves the intelligence?" Thanks to Alexander Zikas and Sal Cirami
Pennsylvania - Light and Round Disc
POTTSVILLE – The witness was looking out his window and saw a round clear light appear in the sky over a ridge southeast of the city close to the reservoir on January 18, 2005. I thought at first that it was a low flying plane. The object did not move and heard no sound when it appeared. It stayed stationary and emitted a bright light from 6:44 to 6:47 AM. There was no color and it was round in shape. The object stayed in one spot for two minutes. Then, it got dimmer and dimmer and moved to the west. It disappeared and reappeared for a period of one minute then it was gone. The object was faint gray in color and had a round sort of translucent glass barely visible with a faint light. I looked at it through binoculars. I had two good views of the large round light. I, then, noticed a faint dim round disc. Thanks to Brian Vike www.hbccufo.com
Texas - Golden Object Filmed
KAUFMAN COUNTY -- I was out today taking pictures of the chemtrails on January 21, 2005, they were blasting us again; and I was aiming my camera at a scrawny little cloud and noticed a flash in the sky through the viewfinder at 11:35 AM. When the picture came on the screen, I noticed a gold-colored object at the top of the cloud that I had captured, also. I looked back where it was and of course it was gone. I downloaded it on my computer and nearly fell out of my chair. It appears to be a craft of some kind with maybe windows or ports on the right side, in the middle. It, also, appears to be emanating a gas or some type of energy field around it, mainly at the top. It looks like it’s flat on top and bottom and rounded on the edge. The sun was behind me which is southeast in the morning. The color of the flash was white or silver, like taking a mirror and flashing off the sun at you. A quick flash, but bright and noticeable. This cloud was made by a jet (chemtrail) and judging by that I would guess between 20,000 and 25,000 feet. I’ve been observing these jets for quite a while now, and they appear to have three levels they lay these lines. First, around 20,000 feet, second around 30,000 feet, third around 40,000 feet, when they get this high, it’s very hard to see them. There are no military bases close by, there’s a small airport located in Terrel ten miles northeast. © Lawwalk 2005 - Please respect the gentleman’s copyright. To view the photos: http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2319
A white ball/orb object was also filmed at 11:15 a.m. on January 21, 2005. I took a lot of photos and I decided to scan the sky with my camera. Photos can be viewed at: http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2323
Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research
Wisconsin – Shooting Up Toward Space
GRANTON -- The witness was driving home from work at 5 PM, on January 17, 2005, and noticed a white light blinking and doing the coolest maneuvers in the north...It was going up and down then made the most spectacular U turn within a second and did more maneuvers. There where lights on its body that blinked, at least a couple and the blinking would follow from the first light to the last light. This object was quite a few miles away so I could not tell if it was making noise or could get a clear look at it. It was also 8:15 PM, at night, so it was dark. This object was how-ever large and the lights would still be on and then it would "shoot" into the night sky at an alarming speed. I got the feeling this object was huge. It made some more of those cool maneuvers and then shot into space again and then disappeared out of sight! I have watched the Air Force from Fort McCoye doing dog fights but I have never seen this kind of movement from them either! Thanks to Peter Davenport www.UFOCenter.com
Canada – Chemtrails
I sure wish I had an idea why so many of these UFOs seem to be around chemtrails, etc. I just don’t know, but seems a lot of people are seeing this taking place. I have a great new report coming in from a very credible man who called me last night and told me a story about when he was flying home at 35 thousand feet to Vancouver, B.C. from New Brunswick. While with his wife sitting with all the rest of the passengers something caught his eye in the distance. But whatever this thing was, it was kind of strange looking. He asked the flight attendant if he could take some video footage from the aircraft and she said no problem. So the fellow starting shooting and a saucer or hockey puck shaped craft approached the jet and flew up above it and was gone. All of this was caught on video. He is sending me the footage today from Vancouver.
SURREY B.C. – On January 03, 2005, around 8 PM, the witness noticed a triangular star formation near where I saw those lights flash on and off the other night. One of the stars was really bright so I aimed my camera at the formation and just left it running at 40 X with the night vision on. When I played it back I noticed the bright star seemed to be rotating, so I used the built in zoom to magnify it to about 200 X. or 5 times the optical zoom of the lens. Anyway when I freeze framed the image I saw a white ball of light with 4 greyish oval objects grouped around it. Three were grouped close together and the other was offset. The white light was reflected off the oval objects. Going one frame at a time showed the oval grey objects to be rotating around the light. Around 10 PM, I was just panning around the sky looking for anything unusual and found either the same star or one very similar, but when I zoomed in and froze the frame found it to have only two of those oval grey objects, directly opposed to each other and rotating around the central light. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research
CHINA AND INDIA
Both countries know about an underground UFO base in the Himalayan border area deep into the tectonic plates according to India Daily Staff Reporter, January 09, 2005 Kongka La is the low ridge pass in the Himalayas. It is in the disputed India-China border area in Ladakh. In the map the red zone is the disputed area still under Chinese control in the Aksai Chin area. The Chinese held northeastern part is known as Aksai Chin and Indian South West is known as Ladakh. This was where Indian and Chinese armies fought a major war in 1962. The area is one of the least accessable in the world and by agreement the two countries do not patrol that part of the border. According to many tourists, Buddhist monks and the local people of Ladakh, Indian Army and Chinese Military maintain the line of control. But there is something much more serious happening in this area. According to the few locals (people on the Indian and Chinese side), this is where the UFOs are seen coming out of the ground. According to many, the UFO underground bases are in this region and both the Indian and Chinese Government know this very well. Recently, some Hindu pilgrims on their way to Mount Kailash from the Western pass, came across strange lights in the sky.
Strange lighted triangular silent craft show up from underground and move almost vertically up in Kongka Pass area. Some of the adventurous pilgrims wanted to look into the site and were turned away by the Chinese guards and when they tried to approach the site from the Indian side, the Indian border patrol also turned them down in spite of their permit to travel between the two countries. The recent rush of world leaders to India is remarkable. Starting from Russian President Putin to major Senators from America are planning to visit India. The European Union is in deep discussion with India on cooperation. All sanctions against India’s nuclear programs and Indian Space Research Organization are in the process of being lifted. India is cooperating with Europeans and the Americans in space explorations and technology research program. snip See. http://www.indidaily.com/editorial/01-09a-05.asp -
Finland - UFO Seen on Field
HELSINKI -- My friend and I were walking our dogs at 5 PM, on January 17, 2005, in an open field, and suddenly strange lights appeared and the dogs started to bark. The lights were coming from the sky and all we could see was this bright light upon us. It was like some kind of spotlight and it lasted for about ten seconds and then something happened and the light went off. We could see the whole "craft". The dogs stopped barking and the craft went away with great speed and flames that were blue (maybe gas powered). My friend and I were totally shocked. Thanks to www.UFOCenter.com
Kenya - Two Orange Flashes
NAIROBI – The witness was sitting with his son looking up for the first evening star in a clear sky on January 7, 2005, at 8:40 PM. I, then, observed a seemingly orange colored flash of perhaps two seconds dissolving into a faint tail light moving away. It was moving north and strangely enough, less than 30 seconds later, I saw this repeated at a slightly different position but quite close to the first flash. I thought it might be two rocket stages following each other back into the earth’s atmosphere. Thanks to Peter Davenport www.UFOCenter.com
New Zealand - Huge Wing Shaped Object
AUCKLAND -- I saw a huge wing shaped object (boomerang shaped) at 10:35 PM, on January 15, 2005. I couldn’t really tell how high it was traveling as it was white in color but very translucent. This made it difficult to tell how wide it was, but if I had to guess I would say about 2000 ft up & 200-300 ft wide. The object was traveling very fast with no sound. Thanks to Peter Davenport www.UFOCenter.com
Editor’s Note: During December many UFO reports occurred over Northern New Zealand.
UK - UFO Disclosure Shifts Into High Gear
Robert Verkaik reports, “Uncovered at last are thousands of classified documents detailing credible observations of unidentified flying objects reported by RAF personnel, British Airways pilots and senior police officers. Now under the Freedom of Information laws, files previously held by the Ministry of Defence’s special UFO department, known as SF4, are being released to the public. Among the most credible reports of a possible visit by extraterrestrial life-forms is one made by an RAF pilot and two NCOs at RAF Boulmer in Northumberland. In July 1977, Flt Lt. A. M. Wood reported "bright objects hanging over the sea’’. The MoD document adds that the RAF officer said the closest object was "luminous, round and four to five times larger than a Whirlwind helicopter." The UFOs were reported to be three miles out to sea at a height of about 5,000 feet. The officer, whose report is supported by Cpl. Torrington and Sgt Graham, said: "The objects separated. Then one went west of the other, as it maneuvered it changed shape to become body-shaped with projections like arms and legs." The men who were positioned at the picket post at the RAF station were able to observe the strange objects for an hour and 40 minutes. At the same time a radar station detected the objects in exactly the same position as the men had observed them. The report describes Flt Lt. Wood as "reliable and sober." It adds: "Two contacts were noted on radar, both T84 and T85, at RAF Boulmer. They were also seen on the Staxton Wold radar picture which is relayed to West Drayton.
On seeing the objects on radar, the duty controller checked with the SRO at RAF West Drayton as to whether he could see the objects on radar supplied from RAF Staxton Wold." This account was deemed so sensitive to the national interest that the MoD had delayed its release for an extra three years. But under the Freedom of Information Act, which came into force on 1 January, the file has been declassified.
A British Airways Tri-Star on a return flight from Portugal in July 1976 was involved in an incident which led to the scrambling of fighter jets to chase four objects – two round brilliant white, two cigar-shaped" 18 miles north of Faro. The captain was so alarmed by what he and the passengers had seen that he reported the sighting to air traffic controllers at Lisbon and Heathrow. The report says that fighters were immediately scrambled from Lisbon. Shortly afterwards another Tri-Star crew on the same flight path reported a similar unexplained sighting. This time they said there was a "bright object with two contrails" between Fatima and Faro. It remained stationary before moving north and then "changing in length." In another incident, in the same month, two Tri-Star co-pilots and five of their cabin crew reported "passing underneath a bright white circular object."
The files also contain reports compiled by police officers of their first-hand experiences of observing UFOs. On 8 April 1977, Superintendent Cooper of West Yorkshire Police described a sighting while on duty in a patrol car in Laisterdyke. He said: "I looked to my right and saw a bright silver light just over the rooftops, that moved along the rooftops until the light "suddenly vanished".snip © 2004 Independent Digital (UK) Ltd http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=603470&host=3&dir=62