The Way:

RECENT SKY ACTIVITY Part 1



RECENT SKY ACTIVITY (as reported through 1/5/95)

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The following is a somewhat loose and informal assemblage of -recent-
reports from the Internet, of unusual things seen in the skies.  They
should follow in chronological order.  If you're aware of any reports
not found here, please e-mail me at <jdonovan@is.net>.  You'll
notice I've included reports of objects described as bolides, or
fireballs.  As this may or may not apply to all those so described,
I've included them all.  It is also likely that some of those reports
describing something that is clearly aircraft of some type, are
advanced military aircraft.  Again, this file is a catch-all for
everything recently reported.  Hopefully, time, and information from
readers will help sort these out.  I welcome your help.  I would
especially be interested in someone having the time and facility to
compare this approximate 6-7 week period with other similar periods
in the recent past, in terms of number/frequency/quality of sighting
reports not only on the Internet, but in the mass media as well.  If
my memory serves (could be a big "if"), it would appear there may be
-at least- 5 good videos of UFOs taken in the United States during
this period (roughly 11/15-12/31).  Anyone have an idea how long one
would have to go back in time to find the previous 5 good videos of
UFOs in the U.S.  (outside of Gulf Breeze)?  (The 5 I recall are:
Vista, California on 11/28; Kentucky on 12/2; Miami, Florida on
12/14-15; Traverse City, Michigan on 12/21; and Lansing, Michigan on
12/25.)

Jackson Donovan
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"...There will be a significant increase of UFO activity preceding
the Night of Lights in the following countries.  Russia, United
States, Canada, Mexico, Ukraine.  In some of these countries, it has
already begun...."
(from Night of Lights - 2, 11/20/94)

"...In your mind, there is one question above all others.  When?
When are they returning?  Be assured that it is not a question of
"IF," but "WHEN".  ...Before this time, their will be ever-increasing
acts of contact.  It will begin slowly, so as not to panic anyone,
and increase in both frequency and degree, of revelation...  There
has been a noticeable lack of UFO activity in the last year and a
half.  Do not be fooled into thinking they have left or lost
interest.  This is merely the calm before the storm....
"
(from Way - 12, 11/27/94)

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From: jweiskop@interserv.com (John Weiskopf)
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Subject: UFO Sighting in Southern California
Date: 30 Nov 1994 04:12:32 GMT
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Sunday Morning.  27 Nov., 1994.  approximately 6:47 a.m..  Route 60
East about 5 miles beyond where Interstate 15 intersects.  The
morning was unusually clear due to the previous night's high wind
storms and northern front.  The sun was up, bright, visib ility was
between 75-100 miles.  The region was fairly rural, not deep rural,
but rural compared to the suburbs.

I am a skydiver.  I was traveling to Perris Valley Skydive Center to
jump for the day.  I was traveling East on Hwy.  60.  (for this
discussion, consider my traveling position at the 12 o'clock
position.  I noticed what I thought was an airplane above and beyond
the mountains at the 11 o'clock position.  It was very clear.  I
watched it wondering what airport it was approaching.  There was only
one other car on the road that I can remember.  Still driving, I
continued to look from the road out the windshield to the sky,
following the airplane.  Then, I saw a brilliant white light (like a
spot light) coming from the plane.  Immediately, I thought it was an
approach light on the plane or a reflection from the sun, which was
rising in the 1 o'clock position, again me traveling at the 12
o'clock position.  The light went off.

I watched more.  The road.  The plane.  I slowed slightly.  The plane
continued.  I started thinking about the spotlight/reflection--
wondering how as a spotlight it could be that bright?  Or how it
could be a relection from the sun, when the sun was at 1 o'clock, and
the plane was at 11 o'clock?

Then, the bright white light went on again.  I thought quickly.  For
it to be a reflection, the sun would have to be in the 3 o'clock to 7
o'clock position to be at the right angle.  Then, I slowed down to
watch.  I scanned the sky, but could find nothi ng.  In two seconds,
the object was gone.  Completely gone.

It was clearest day in Los Angeles (at outside) that I've seen in
maybe a year.  I'm used to looking through sky for planes because I'm
a skydiver.  I had a clear visible field of 270 degress.  I stopped
the car.  And scanned the sky.  My eyes went back and forth over the
area where I had sighted the object.  But it was gone.  That's it.

No great drama.  no great hoopla.  I've never seen one before.  And
don't know if I'll ever see one.  I don't know if it was a plane, a
UFO, or what it was.  All I know it was clear day, the object gave
off a bright light (twice), and it disappeared in two seconds.

John Weiskopf
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Subj:  VISTA SIGHTINGS
Date:  94-11-29 19:23:09 EST
From:  REERON

Were there any witnesses to a UFO sighted over the Vista/Carlsbad
area of Southern California last night, November 29th, between 9pm
and midnight?  We have five witnesses and a very high quality video
of event and are looking for additional corroboration.
Please respond ASAP with your details.
REERON- MUFON North County
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Subj:  Re:VISTA SIGHTINGS
Date:  94-11-29 19:25:29 EST
From:  REERON

I'm sorry, that correct date of sightings was Monday, November 28th. I
got my days confused!!!
REERON
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From: 3dgraph@netcom.com (Bryan Gibson-Winge)
Subject: ABC News video of Kentucky sighting...?
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Here in L.A., ABC news apparantly aired a report this afternoon about
30-40 UFO reports in Kentucky, and showed some amature video of the
"event". We watched, but this report was not repeated during any
subsequent newscasts.

Can anyone confirm/deny/clarify this story?

Bryan & Lisa Gibson-Winge
3dgraph@netcom.com
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In <3dgraph-0212942353350001@3dgraph.slip.netcom.com> 3dgraph@netcom.com
(Bryan Gibson-Winge) writes:

>
>Here in L.A., ABC news apparantly aired a report this afternoon about
>30-40 UFO reports in Kentucky, and showed some amature video of the
>"event". We watched, but this report was not repeated during any
>subsequent newscasts.
>
>Can anyone confirm/deny/clarify this story?

In San Jose, the NBC news brief at 9:00PM mentioned the sighting of
UFO's by hundreds of people and video.  This was a very quick brief and
they said to tune in at 11:00 for details, which I did.  Not a mention
of the sightings!  Turned on the TV this morning and nothing.  We can
start a new news blackout conspiracy!!!
Gene Cisneros
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Bright star object approached to a building directly across street
from me in downtown Olympia.  Appeared as ball of light, as like
spherical, suddenly appeared much higher in sky.  shifted to new
position, could not see it get from pointA to pointB.  Next t hing I
knew, huge bright, flashing, blinking lights in my face, as if
shining in my window.  Felt an extremely intense, mindexpanding,
psychic enlargement, whole new feeling, never before felt.  Then saw
wide plane like object with no nose or tail, directly over head; I
could see ribbing on the bottom.  No noise.  Had three skeptical
witnesses.  Strange things have happened ever since.  Does anyone
know of anything of that shape or had that psychic 6th sense feeling
upon sighting so called ufo's?  I was a skeptic.
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In article <3dgraph-0212942353350001@3dgraph.slip.netcom.com>,
3dgraph@netcom.com (Bryan Gibson-Winge) writes:

My wife (who is a skeptic) said she saw it on the local news here in
Nashville, Tn. last night. I unfortunately missed it.
Dan
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Subject: Tulsa UFO Sightings
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In recent days, residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma and
surrounding communities have reported the appearance of a
bright unidentified object in the evening sky.  These
reports have been described in local news broadcasts, but
have not yet been explained.  The reports seem to coincide
with sightings of a similar object in the state of
Kentucky.

The following description was derived from a witness who
was interviewed shortly after seeing the object:

On Thursday, December 1, 1994, between 5:30pm and 6:00pm,
the witness was driving west on Highway 51 between Tulsa
and Sand Springs.  Another witness, who has not yet been
interviewed, was also in the vehicle.  The witness
reported that the sun was below the horizon, but that the
western sky was still illuminated.  He also reported the
presence of scattered dark clouds.

The witness noticed a very bright, white light to the
west/southwest, in front of the clouds, and approximately
30 degrees above the horizon.  The light remained
absolutely motionless for several minutes, shining
steadily, then seemed to begin moving slowly to the north
just before the witness left the highway.  The witness
also reported the appearance of a small, red light
pulsating to the left of the larger, white light.

The witness did not report any sound.

The witness does not believe that the light was a star or
planet.  The witness also claims that the light was too
large and bright to be an airplane or helicopter.
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Subject: strange sighting in San Diego, CA
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Anyone have any information on a supposed UFO sighting or meteor over
San Diego, CA on 12/3/94--There was a brief news report on T.V.
around 6:00pm.  But nothing in any papers today (12/4/94) and no
further mentions on any news.
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From: ketchmark.1@postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu (Kelley L Ketchmark)
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Subject: Kentucky and Florida sightings
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I saw the news story about the Kentucky sightings, but it was on the
Columbus local news at 11:00 - and on NBC, at that.  It described this
perfect silver sphere that hovered above the forest and then disappeared.

Did anyone else see Hard copy that same night?  They talked about a
town in Florida that was seeing the *exact same types of things* The
people there had countless tapes of all of it and these silver balls
in the sky could go from 0 mph to 2,000 mph in 1 second.  Scientists
say they don't know what the objects are, but the tapes have not been
falsified.

Okay, I know it's Hard Copy and all, but this time it sounded like
they had scientific proof that these objects were real - whatever
they were.

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I'm having a wonderful time,
but I'd rather be whistling in the dark.

Kelley L Ketchmark
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From: infinity@mintaka.sdsu.edu (David E. Coleman)
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Subject: Re: strange sighting in San Diego, CA
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SKIPSHELL (skipshell@aol.com) wrote:
: Anyone have any information on a supposed UFO sighting or meteor over San
: Diego, CA on 12/3/94--There was a brief news report on T.V. around 6:00pm.
:  But nothing in any papers today (12/4/94) and no further mentions on any
: news.

The new woman at work told me she saw the meteor and thought it was
a UFO. There were blue flashes of light associated with it. She was
in Santee at the time, to the east-northeast of San Diego by 8-12 miles.

One/more of the members of the local MUFON chapter, called ORION,
have video of a flap in Gila Bend in Arizona some time back, during
this year. Its supposedly quite impressive, was associated with many
witnesses, and I missed it at the beginning of the 10 PM news on
Channel 10 last night.

Amicitia Subjugat Omnia
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I believe we are talking about the same incident, only I did not
become aware of it until friday.  The problem I'm having with this
incident is that according to the news "thousands" of people saw a
"large" bright blue ball go down somewhere near San Diego --And the
newspapers here (near Sacramento, CA) didn't report anything--I don't
believe "thousands" of people would describe pea sized meteorites as
a"large blue ball" Any comments?
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Subject: Re: ABC News video of Kentucky sighting...?
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In <3bs8lg$bsr@en.com> ak35@en.com (Andrew J. Kurtz) writes:

>: In San Jose, the NBC news brief at 9:00PM mentioned the sighting of
>: UFO's by hundreds of people and video.  This was a very quick brief and
>: they said to tune in at 11:00 for details, which I did.  Not a mention
>: of the sightings!  Turned on the TV this morning and nothing.  We can
>: start a new news blackout conspiracy!!!
>: Gene Cisneros

>The San Jose event was a bright fireball -- IFO to the many
>amateur astronomers who saw it.

>I didn't hear anything about a sighting in KY...

>ak

The sighting was very close to Louisville, Kentucky...just
outside...I've forgotten the name of the town.  I live a few miles
north in Southern Indiana.

Around 10 O'Clock people started seeing a moving, bright white light
high in the sky.  The police confirmed the report and several
officers also saw it.  It lastest for about an hour.  Once news got
out on police radio, people with scanners went out to loo k at it and
therefore a hundred or so people saw it.

The police checked with local airports and the object did not appear on radar.  Police even checked in Dayton Ohio with the military, but they claimed that it was not one of theirs.

One officer said he believed that it was a weather balloon high
enough in the atmosphere to reflect the sunlight and this is the
story I heard on the news that night.  Another office said it was
mars.

Does anyone know whether it is feasible for mars to be visible in the
sky at this time of the year around 10 oclock at the Louisville, Ky
latitude?  What about the balloon theory...how high would a weather
balloon have to be at 10pm to reflect light from the sun and be seen
at our latitude?

There were also some reports coming in later the next morning around
1 am and 4 am....  assuming that these weren't just mistaken
identities by people who heard the news earlier, it would somewhat
discount the possibility of it being mars or a weather bal loon.

They said the object was moving, but the footage I saw of it had no
frame of reference, therefore it was difficult to tell which motions
were the camera operators and which could be the ufo's.

Hope that cleared things up.

Eric
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Subject: Sighting in San Diego area?
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A local news reported Friday December 2nd that a woman had seen and
video taped what seemed to be a "alien" craft on Monday November 28.
The video they showed was at night showing a "craft" in the sky which
seemed circular to me.  The craft then separated into about four,
what appeared to be identicle crafts.

Did anyone else see this or know anything about it?

What I thought was interesting, and maybe not to anyone else, was
that at the end of the segment the newcaster stated "believe your
eyes" and to call the station if you see anything at their UFO
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Yep, somethin' surely is "going on" There apparently were sightings
in San Jose, CA and Loiusville KY around the same time with the same
lame press release only in KY they used the ol' "It's a weather
balloon" story -- I believe they used that one up alre ady in
Roswell--Oh well, I guess the Pentagon thinks we'll swallow any old
hunk of meat!  IMHO I think we'll be seeing alot more "weather
balloons" in the near future--just a hunch...

Skip Fockelmann
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I must admit that I am subscribed to this bulletin board not because
I am very educated about UFOs but merely because I am interested in
their existence.  I believe in them but haven't done much reading.
So, please bear with me as I relay the following.  It is interesting
that mention was made in a previous posting to the KY sightings.  The
sightings occurred in Leitchfield, which is approximately 1-2 hours
from Ft.  Knox, an army base.  Local TV stations in Louisville made
mention of the sightings in a broa dcast but I can find no mention of
them in any of the newspapers.  Apparently, two objects were spotted.
One was a bright light that zig-zagged across the sky.  Another was a
bright light that had 6 or 7 lights travelling around it in a circle.
Could the li ghts have been from some type of night maneuver being
performed at Ft.  Knox?  Of course, if it WAS Ft.  Knox, why wouldn't
people living in Bullitt Co., the county where the base is located,
have reported seeing any strange lights?  I live in Bullitt Co.  and
we hear the blasting from maneuvers all the time.  I justhought some
of this rambling might prove interesting.  Thanks.
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>Hello Bryan & Lisa,

>Do you happen to know when these sightings occurred, was it Friday
>in Kentucky during the day, or late Thursday night, perhaps?

>Thomas Bergen
><thomas@obc.is.net>

The "news flash" was shown on Friday during the day, but the event
had taken place on Thursday night.  The video showed a disk/orb of
light, plus 4 other lights surrounding & flying around it in
patterns, each one with a different look to it.  The story was not
repeated on any newscast.

Please let us know anything you find out about this...

L & B.

P.S.  This newscast was _not_ related to the meteor sighting in
southern Cal., which dominated the news reports Friday night.

Bryan Gibson-Winge
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Subject: Re: strange sighting in San Diego, CA
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In article <3bvhvg$nlf@hptemp1.cc.umr.edu> djenkins@rocket.cc.umr.edu
(Dennis Jenkins) writes:
>I friend of mine who has firnds working for the gov't in southern cal. at
>the china lake (or something like that) air field said that they were
>testing a stealth bomber.

China Lake is the home of the Naval Air Warfare Center.
Its certainly possible that the B-2 was doing some flying
at their range, but the B-2 is definitely not responsible
for any sort of sonic boom type activity.
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This post is in response to someone who said they saw a green flash
on the night of Dec 4th.

I was driving toward Berkeley at around 9-9:45 when I too saw a green
flash come down from the sky.  I didn't imagine it either cause my
girlfriend saw it also.

It came down at around 35 degrees to the horizonal measured
downwards.  I was heading west on I80.  I only saw it come down--I
didn't see any 'bounces' cause they would have been hidden by the
foot- hills.

I'm not sure what it was but now I know we weren't the only ones who
saw it.  I doubt it was a UFO--just a bit interesting.  Does anyone
know of any natural phenomena that could explain such an event?  It
looked like a green ball with a long tail.  I'd say it was ball
lighting but I'm not sure what atmospheric conditions would cause
such a large amount of green light--polution perhaps?  The only gas
that I can think of off the top of my head that emits radiation in
the visible green spectrum is neon (doubt there was that much in the
sky).  I know of some metals that burn green though.  If anyone knows
of any sulfur or carbon compounds that burn green that could perhaps
explain it.  I also know that the oil refineries in that area emit
tons of Selenium based compounds--but my info says that those
emissions are limited to water based polutants--I'm sure if they
release them into the atmosphere as well.  I'd be interesting to here
what anyone out there has to say--especially if they saw it also.

Bye.
                                      Kevin Yasumura
                                      yasumura@leland.stanford.edu
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Eric W. Taylor (ewtayl01@starbase.spd.louisville.edu) wrote:
: In <3bs8lg$bsr@en.com> ak35@en.com (Andrew J. Kurtz) writes:

: >: In San Jose, the NBC news brief at 9:00PM mentioned the sighting of
: >: UFO's by hundreds of people and video.  This was a very quick brief and
: >: they said to tune in at 11:00 for details, which I did.  Not a mention
: >: of the sightings!  Turned on the TV this morning and nothing.  We can
: >: start a new news blackout conspiracy!!!
: >: Gene Cisneros

: >The San Jose event was a bright fireball -- IFO to the many
: >amateur astronomers who saw it.


: Around 10 O'Clock people started seeing a moving, bright white light high in
: the sky.  The police confirmed the report and several officers also saw it.
: It lastest for about an hour.  Once news got out on police radio, people with
: scanners went out to look at it and therefore a hundred or so people saw it.

I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to UFO's, but I have to say that I
don't think that you can dismiss things glibly with explanations that
involve (a) Phenomena that are neither understood or fully accepted as
genuine themselves, and (b) Phenomena which if they do exist are not
inclined to behave in a way that would mimic the unexplained
observation.  To whit, 'fireballs'.  What the hell is a fireball?  An
astronomical body burning up on entry to the atmosphere?  Nope- it will
not last an hour.  Ball lightning?  Nope- neither understood nor proven
to exist (although lots of evidence I think), but a very short lived
phenomenon, not on the scale of an hour.
So I would like to ask these amateur astronomers what sort of an
amateur explanation is 'fireball'.  These are the sort of reports in the
press that are accepted by the general public, yet are sometimes more
incredible than the 'alien visitors' explanations.

Rob
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I just checked with the astronomy program that we have here (SkyGlobe 3.5, I  think) and ran the entire month of December at 10:00 PM from Lexington  Kentucky and Mars will not be visible at that time, in that location until  after Christmas.
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In article <3dgraph-0212942353350001@3dgraph.slip.netcom.com>,
3dgraph@netcom.com (Bryan Gibson-Winge) says:
>
>Here in L.A., ABC news apparantly aired a report this afternoon about
>30-40 UFO reports in Kentucky, and showed some amature video of the
>"event". We watched, but this report was not repeated during any
>subsequent newscasts.
>
>Can anyone confirm/deny/clarify this story?
>
 Where in Kentucky was this supposed to have happened?

dpk

Leitchfield - about 75 miles southwest of Louisville.
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Eric W. Taylor (ewtayl01@starbase.spd.louisville.edu) wrote:
: In <3bs8lg$bsr@en.com> ak35@en.com (Andrew J. Kurtz) writes:

: >: In San Jose, the NBC news brief at 9:00PM mentioned the sighting of
: >: UFO's by hundreds of people and video.  This was a very quick brief and
: >: they said to tune in at 11:00 for details, which I did.  Not a mention
: >: of the sightings!  Turned on the TV this morning and nothing.
: >The San Jose event was a bright fireball -- IFO to the many
: >amateur astronomers who saw it.

: >I didn't hear anything about a sighting in KY...

: >ak

: The sighting was very close to Louisville, Kentucky...just outside...I've
: forgotten the name of the town. I live a few miles north in Southern Indiana.

I live in Louisville, and it isn't that close.  It was in Grayson County
(Litchfield, I think).  Essentially what follows is exactly what aired on the
local news broadcasts.

---Aaron
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    Re: Fireballs

There have been a notable number recently, a few weeks ago,
the nightsky in suburban Wash DC lit up to daylight in a flash
of a good sized fireball.

Was mentioned on TV News here,
A few minutes later I saw another long white trailed fireball.

And on nights since I've seen 3 more.

Not your cute ohhhhhh-there's a meteroite..

Long smoke trails, WIDE smoke trails, very bright.
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ewtayl01@starbase.spd.louisville.edu (Eric W. Taylor) writes:
>The sighting was very close to Louisville, Kentucky...just outside...I've
>forgotten the name of the town. I live a few miles north in Southern Indiana.

Just a quick thought

I wonder if the

        1. Failed Ariane 70 launch
        2. Sightings in Florida/KY

        AND

        3. A big lump of metal falling on some woman's house in
           Lexington, KY (destroying her front door)

        are related?

I haven't really check the time line on these events but i wonder if
some of Ariane 70 came back the hard way?  :-)
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In <james-cueno.48.786729861@augustana.edu> james-cueno@augustana.edu (James F. Cueno   ) writes:

>I just checked with the astronomy program that we have here (SkyGlobe 3.5, I
>think) and ran the entire month of December at 10:00 PM from Lexington
>Kentucky and Mars will not be visible at that time, in that location until
>after Christmas.

That eliminates mars.  Question:  Are there any other planets that
could have appeared so much larger than stars?

Question 2: What good are weather balloons if you don't track them?

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In article <3c21pa$csc@warlock.win.net> bugs@warlock.win.net (Mark
Hittinger) writes:
>I wonder if the
>       1. Failed Ariane 70 launch
>       2. Sightings in Florida/KY
>       AND
>       3. A big lump of metal falling on some woman's house in
>          Lexington, KY (destroying her front door)
>are related?
No.

 >I haven't really check the time line on these events but i wonder if
 >some of Ariane 70 came back the hard way?  :-)

It came back hard all right, but it landed in the South Atlantic ocean.
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In article <3c2ma1$3dq@hermes.louisville.edu>
ewtayl01@starbase.spd.louisville.edu (Eric W. Taylor) writes:

>That eliminates mars. Question:  Are there any other planets that could have
>appeared so much larger than stars?

Another quick consultation with SkyGlobe (TM, copyright and all that
other applicable jazz) gave me these quick notes about the Louisville
sky's view of the planets from about 20:00 December 3 to 08:00
December 4 (if that is in fact the night in questi on, I'm still a
little fuzzy over when this happened):

~20:10 Neptune sets in WSW
~20:20 Uranus sets in WSW
~23:10 Mars rises in ENE
~23:55 Saturn sets in WSW
~04:40 Venus rises in ESE
~06:40 Jupiter rises in ESE
~07:30 Mercury rises in ESE
~07:50 Sun rises in ESE

Now, Neptune and Uranus aren't visible to the naked eye and Mercury
was very likely obscured in the Sun, possibly along with Jupiter.
Someone mentioned reported sightings in the early morning hours of
December 4...  Venus?  It is at its brightest right now, if I recall.
Though this doesn't help the sightings from the night before....

Can someone confirm my times?
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Yes I live here in kentucky.  I can't say I saw them,Wish I could,
But there was a report about UFO sighting here in the Louisville
area.  The report aired here for one news break.  And then I never
heard of it again.  I didnt even get to see and Videos.  You saw more
than most people in Kentucky....

                        James
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12/8/94
Hi ?
It is the first time I am writing a mail to list.

I want to mention that, 10 days ago I saw flying red light in sky.
Its speed just like sliding star (I don't know exact words).  But
color is red, not a bright star shining.  I know that no plane can
fly such a that speed.

My question is that Is this a just meteor or anything else.

Zafer

I know nothing, I do nothing.
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Subject: Re: strange sighting in San Diego, CA
Date: 8 Dec 1994 00:10:08 -0500
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In article <3bt0m7$ifh@newsbf01.news.aol.com>, skipshell@aol.com
(SKIPSHELL) writes:

>Anyone have any information on a supposed UFO sighting or meteor over San
>Diego, CA on 12/3/94--There was a brief news report on T.V. around 6:00pm.
>But nothing in any papers today (12/4/94) and no further mentions on any
>news.

I was sitting on my couch in Los Angeles when I just happened to look
out the window and saw a large colorful light fly across the sky.  (I
believe it was between 9 and 10:00 pm on Friday, 12/3/94.)  I
remember seeing a green glow around it -- like a lar ge firework.  I
went out on my balcony to see if someone was shooting off fireworks
but none followed.  Later, I heard a commercial on TV saying
something like "strange lights over L.A.  -- more at 11!"
Unfortunately, I fell asleep before the news came on .

The next day I looked in the L.A.  Times thinking there would be
something about it but found nothing.  I later turned on the news at
5:30 (Saturday) and saw a report of how it was a meteor and it was
sighted as far down as San Diego and that they believed it crashed
into the Pacific ocean.

On Sunday, I *really* searched the L.A.  Times for an article and
_again_ found nothing.  Which seems really odd to me because it was
quite spectacular.  And big!  This was no little mini streak across
the sky that you needed a telescope to observe.  I thougt it was a
firework!

Whatever it was, I think it's terribly strange that the only major
newspaper in Los Angeles didn't cover it (or if they did, heaven knows
where they buried it).

Anyone else see it?
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I missed it (big sigh for effect here), but I did see a very short
article about it the next morning in our journalistic masterpiece,
the San Diego Union Tribune.  Just a couple of eye witness accounts,
and a suggestion that it was probably a meteor.

ManBoy (manboy@aol.com) wrote:
: I was sitting on my couch in Los Angeles when I just happened to look out
: the window and saw a large colorful light fly across the sky.  (I believe
: it was between 9 and 10:00 pm on Friday, 12/3/94.)   I remember seeing a
: green glow around it -- like a large firework.  I went out on my balcony
: to see if someone was shooting off fireworks but none followed.  Later, I
: heard a commercial on TV saying something like "strange lights over L.A.
: -- more at 11!"  Unfortunately, I fell asleep before the news came on.
--
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srau@ucssun1.sdsu.edu                 Admissions and Records
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In article <3c30j1$nq@nntp.Stanford.EDU>, yasumura@leland.Stanford.EDU
(Kevin Youl Yasumura) writes:

>This post is in response to someone who said they
>saw a green flash on the night of Dec 4th.
>       I was driving toward Berkeley at around 9-9:45
>when I too saw a green flash come down from the sky.
>I didn't imagine it either cause my girlfriend saw it also.

Are you sure it wasn't December 2 -- Friday?  Because I saw it, too.
Green flash and all and in the same time period in Los Angeles!
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Subject: Re: ---> Dec 4th UFO Sighting (?) <---
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>       I'm not sure what it was but now I know we weren't
> the only ones who saw it.  I doubt it was a UFO--just a bit
> interesting.  Does anyone know of any natural phenomena that
> could explain such an event?  It looked like a green ball
> with a long tail.  I'd say it was ball lighting but I'm not
> sure what atmospheric conditions would cause such a large
> amount of green light--polution perhaps?  The only gas that
> I can think of off the top of my head that emits radiation
> in the visible green spectrum is neon (doubt there was that
> much in the sky).  I know of some metals that burn green
> though.  If anyone knows of any sulfur or carbon compounds
> that burn green that could perhaps explain it.

Copper Sulphate burns green.

-Mike
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In article <b15_9412080238@telos.org> Klara.Hankai@telos.org (Klara Hankai) writes:
>From: Klara.Hankai@telos.org (Klara Hankai)
>Date: 07 Dec 94 20:01:53 -0500
>Subject: Re: ARe: FireBalls over Washington

>In [(INT) ALT.ALIEN.VISITORS] on <06 Dec 94  13:54>, alerma wrote to All:

> al> From: alerma@dgs.dgsys.com (alerma)
> al> Subject: Re: ABC News video of Kentucky sighting...?
> al> Date: 6 Dec 1994 13:54:42 -0500
> al> Organization: Digital Gateway Systems
> al> Message-Id: <3c2c1i$io3@DGS.dgsys.com>

> al>    Re: Fireballs

> al> There have been a notable number recently, a few weeks ago,
> al> the nightsky in suburban Wash DC lit up to daylight in a flash
> al> of a good sized fireball.

> al> Was mentioned on TV News here,
> al> A few minutes later I saw another long white trailed fireball.

> al> And on nights since I've seen 3 more.

> al> Not your cute ohhhhhh-there's a meteroite..

> al> Long smoke trails, WIDE smoke trails, very bright.

>........maybe they're testing the shields around the capitol ?

Interesting.  I live in the DC area and heard nothing of this (and I tend to
be a news freak).  I was transporting my son back to college in Pennsylvania
in mid November when I saw a fireball of some sort in the sky near the MD/PA
border in the mountains.  It was quite large and was watchable for about 20
seconds before it went below the tree line.  Other cars on the highway also
saw it, and slowed down, but no one stopped or lost control in shock.  It did
not exert any strange behkavior, so there is no reason to believe that it was
anything other than a meteorite.  At the proper angle, meteors can remain
visable for more than a minute as they cross the sky.

As far as the "shields" suggestion.  I only wish it were true.  Those of us
who work down here know we are sitting in a primary target and wish there was
some scientific marvel that could keep us safe.  But recent events have shown
how vulnerable we really are around the White House, and the Capitol complex
is probably more so.
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In article <39bec3$9n4@news.bu.edu>, tnhill@bu.edu (Traci Hill) writes:

In southeast Wake County i know of several possible sightings.
And the interesting thing is that There are two 2000ft TV Towers in the
Auburn area.
These are the tallest towers the are allowed in the United States.
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Subject: Dec 4th UFO Sighting (?)
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Just for info - I was starwatching on night of 3rd December (southern
England at about 11p.m.) and saw a similar green-burning meteor (no
doubt at all that it was a meteor).It was heading from approx north into
the south,silvery green trail,a good blazer!
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garrison (garrison@freenet.hut.fi) wrote:

: Date: Sun, 11 Dec 1994 12:28:47 -0800
: From: William D. Loughman <wdl@NETCOM.COM>
: To: Multiple recipients of list SKEPTIC <SKEPTIC@JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU>
: Subject: Green Flash

: The Dec 4th "UFO" could also have been ... a "green flash".  This is a
: natural but uncommon sight when the sun is rising or setting.  It is due
: to refraction, like with a prism, wherein sunlight is separated into its
: component colors. Under favorable circumstances the green component can
: be seen directly or by reflection from clouds or mountains.  A good
: reference is Minaert: "Light and Color in the Open Air", once republished
: by Dover.  It is a very old book.  I do hope that reference is correct as
: to title and spelling of the author's name.  My copy is lost.  Also,
: quite a few years ago, either in Scientific American or maybe American
: Scientist, there were stunning pictures of the phenomenon.  The work, I
: think, of a priestly astronomer at the Vatican Observatory.  Again, my
: copy is lost.
: I have myself seen this several times in the last thirty years, also
: usually from a vantage point in the Berkeley (Calif.) hills, at sunset.
: -wdl (wdl@netcom.com)

This would be true if observed over water.  The green flash is only
visible over water.  It has to do with the refraction of light through
the water.  That is why you will not see it at sunrise.  It also must be
an exeptionally clear day [ don't get many of those any more ].
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ABC just reported a six state balckout on the west coast including
British Columbia. They reported that the cause of the blackout was
unknown and 'just happened'.  Anybody on the west have more info?

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From: agordie@jax.gttw.com (Alan Gordie)
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Subject: Blackouts on West Coast CBS NEWS
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anyone know anything about the report on 12/14/94 Wednesday evening CBS
NEWS regarding unexplainable blackouts on the West Coast from Montana
down to New Mexico and out to the West Coast Shore?

a friend of mine here at work was asking if i had heard anything on the
'net...

i would appreciate any information you have...

Keep watching the skies....    :-)
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regarding my post yesterday asking if anybody knew more about the
blackout on the west coast..
there was a brief blurb in the Washington Post today  (which I don't
have at the moment) that stated the 8 state blackout (some areas were
only affected for a few secondes...others a few hours) was caused when a
60 mile strech of supply lines shorted....problem was that there were no
breaks in the line and the EC was stumped.  They comented that "bird
dropings" might be the cause.

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Alan Gordie (agordie@jax.gttw.com) wrote:
: anyone know anything about the report on 12/14/94 Wednesday evening CBS
: NEWS regarding unexplainable blackouts on the West Coast from Montana
: down to New Mexico and out to the West Coast Shore?

Hello.     The blackout in question happened when a large amount of power
was being transferred from the southern region of the Grid to the
northern. A little north of Fresno, CA, something blew. The north had too
little power, South CA and back into the midwest states had too much,
causing overloading and blowouts.

At least this is what we are being told.

Lowtek
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From: quentin@ossi.com (Quentin)
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Subject: Re: Blackouts on West Coast CBS NEWS
Date: 15 Dec 1994 16:48:58 -0800
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agordie@jax.gttw.com (Alan Gordie) writes:

>anyone know anything about the report on 12/14/94 Wednesday evening CBS
>NEWS regarding unexplainable blackouts on the West Coast from Montana
>down to New Mexico and out to the West Coast Shore?

Apparently, a glitch in the grid near Fresno is what's disrupting
electrical service to certain cities in seven states.  I wouldn't
call them blackouts--we've only lost electricity very briefly the
few times it's happened.  The problem area in the grid is several
miles long, I understand.

Quentin
--
"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after,
and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like
wine through water, and altered the color of my mind." E. Bronte
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From: nanook@eskimo.com (Robert Dinse)
Subject: Re: Blackouts on West Coast CBS NEWS
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In article <3cqo5q$3v9@loki.ossi.com>, quentin@ossi.com (Quentin) writes:
> agordie@jax.gttw.com (Alan Gordie) writes:
>
> >anyone know anything about the report on 12/14/94 Wednesday evening CBS
> >NEWS regarding unexplainable blackouts on the West Coast from Montana
> >down to New Mexico and out to the West Coast Shore?
>
> Apparently, a glitch in the grid near Fresno is what's disrupting
> electrical service to certain cities in seven states.  I wouldn't
> call them blackouts--we've only lost electricity very briefly the
> few times it's happened.  The problem area in the grid is several
> miles long, I understand.

     The blackouts WERE blackouts, it lasted TWO HOURS here north of Seattle.

     (This is by no means a record, we've had local blackouts that lasted
three days a couple of winters ago, and it's unusual not to get at least one
close to a day each year here).

     So far I've heard three different explanations.  The first, and the one
that makes the most sense was that the nuclear generating plant at Diablo
Canyon went offline and as a result they suddently and unexpectantly lost 2gw
of generating capacity from the grid.  Automatic load shedding equipment then
disconnected many substations up and down the coast.

     The next one was that a sub-station in Bakersfield was damaged by a fire
and resulted in a surge that caused many substations to disconnect.

     The third was that a mysterious "surge" (no explained cause) in a
transmission line in California (sorry don't remember the location) caused
many substations to disconnect.

     What caused the Nuke plant at Diablo Canyon to go offline they didn't
say (probably something minor like a meltdown).

     Nah, must have been aliens sucking power from the plant or grid, or maybe
Godzilla was hungry.

     UFO's sucking power from power grids seems like a popular theme.  Never
could understand what a craft that just flew halfway across the Galaxy could
possibly gain from few minutes of juice from our distribution grid.  I mean,
it's like powering a 747 from a flashlight battery.
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Subject: Re: Blackouts on West Coast CBS NEWS

>> : *****True, they don't need the juice from them, but they do make a
>> : fine navigation grid. We follow roads, they follow the power lines,
>> : connected to nearly everything.*****
>>
>> Apparently one reason given for UFOs sucking power from the power >> >> grid is that sometimes the UFO has some type of malfunction and needs >> to get a quick "jump start" of free electrons from the power grid to >> keep from crashing.

*****It's called "Flashing the Fields". It is a quick and easy way to purify the outer field containment walls. This is of cource the main enertial outer field, not the inner cohesion field (this is the one that prevents living things from liquifying into
 a puddle during acceleration and non-ballistic manuevers). Let's stretch the old imagination one step further. The fuel used is water, but not for fusion. Anybody want to guess what the main process is? I'll give you a hint. The water is kept in containm
ent structures, in multiples of three.
Ma-Di*****
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In article <3cpqv8$a13@news.gttw.com> agordie@jax.gttw.com (Alan
Gordie) writes:
>anyone know anything about the report on 12/14/94 Wednesday evening CBS
>NEWS regarding unexplainable blackouts on the West Coast from Montana
>down to New Mexico and out to the West Coast Shore?

P.G.& E. had a systems/grid failure of some sort...
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nanook@eskimo.com (Robert Dinse) writes:

>     The blackouts WERE blackouts, it lasted TWO HOURS here north of Seattle.

I apologize.  I should have said that here in the Bay Area, CA, the
outages were brief.  I didn't realize they lasted longer in other
states.

Best regards,

Quentin
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and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like
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This is a UFO Report.
       My younger daughter, Stephanie, 18, was driving home with her
boyfriend at 4:15 a.m. (don't ask), taking a lonely very rural
road outside of San Andreas, Calaveras County, CA, on Dec. 6.
Suddenly she and Robert noticed a very large luminous orangish
globe up in the dark sky, altitude "high" but undetermined,
following them. The size of the UFO was such as to be
comparable to a soccer ball held at arm's length, i.e., much
larger than the full moon!
       The object paced them to Calaveritas, pop. 25, then went up a
river canyon, and around a side canyon, and "met" them near the
house, still overhead. When they pulled in the driveway of her
mother's house, the object proceeded past the back yard and
hung over a river canyon south of the other side of the
property. It remained there about an hour. Stephanie and Robert
felt spooky while the object followed them, and couldn't sleep
for a while.
                               - Rich Boylan
--- SuperBBS 1.17-3 (Reg)
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>Hello Zac,

>I saw your post recently and would like to ask you if you'd mind forwarding any information you've been able to glean on the subject, my way.

>I missed the newspaper yesterday, and have seen or heard absolutely nothing about this.

Check page A2 col.1 of Dec 15 Washington Post. It's the only thing I have found. Not much detail either. There seems to be a news blackout on the subject as well.

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From: szinski@prairienet.org (Steve Zinski)
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Subject: SIGHTING OVER MICHIGAN!?
Date: 22 Dec 1994 15:24:31 GMT
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I just heard on the radio (Paul Harvey show 12/22) that a woman and a State
Trooper witnessed an unknown craft flying overhead. According to the news
report, the woman video taped 5 minutes of footage of the craft.

Has anyone heard/seen any more on this report?
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In article <3dc5nf$7rr@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> szinski@prairienet.org (Steve Zinski) writes:
>I just heard on the radio (Paul Harvey show 12/22) that a woman and a State
>Trooper witnessed an unknown craft flying overhead. According to the news
>report, the woman video taped 5 minutes of footage of the craft.
>
>Has anyone heard/seen any more on this report?

Heard this on a morning show here in Detroit.  The DJs were talking to
a state trooper (I believe).  He said the object was 60 ft. in diameter
with lights all around it.  The woman who first saw it said it was
hovering at tree-top level for a time then moved farther away.  A
trooper arrived on the seen after being called and observed the object
with binoculars.  The womans neighbor arrived with a videocam and
recorded the object.  The trooper on the radio(who wasn't the one on
the seen) said they were trying to contact the Air Force since three
jets were seen in the area.  The total time the object was observed was
20 minutes.  The trooper said the tape has been released to the media
and that it was shown last night in Cadillac, Mich.  Also, the DJ
specifically asked if this was another Santa Claus sighting stunt.
The trooper said absolutely no.
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I don't know anymore than you reported although they did show the video
on Traverse City Mi TV channels 9 & 10. I don't know if a copy can be
obtained.
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Ok,
   Within a day several reports from friends and family have come to me.
Two from staunch skeptics of the paranormal. Some backrounmd info: I and
all parties concerned live in Pittsburgh, PA and one night my sister was
on her way inside her house when this very bright light shown on her.
There was no source she could pinpoint, just an extremely bright light
which was tight (only shown on her and a small area surrounding her), the
light apperared to come from a low angle but as she said for the short
time it was on she couldn't pinpoint it. Her fiancee' is a real skeptic
and he had the same thing happen to him on the way into the house.
Blindingly bright light which stayed on for about a second and had a tight
focus. Light too bright to pinpoint in such a short period of time.  THEN
tonight (or this morning) the very same thing happened to a friend of mine
in my driveway (the other incidents happened at my the couple's house
which is mile from here). Anyway he too is a big skeptic of the paranormal
yet he yelled for me and asked "Did you see that? Did you see that!" To
which I responded, "See what?" and he related the same details as above
but he said the light had a somewhat greenish color. I then told him
about my sister and soon to be brother-in-law's sighting.

        Some nights before we were in my driveway and spot a craft (won't
call it a plane yet) which had 3 lights on it in a triangular formation
and a red "beacon" light underneath. Now what drew our attention to it was
it's wobbly motion at first. It seemed like it was floating like a falling
leaf.  (since we live on a flight path to the Pittsburgh Internation
Airport which is about 3 miles away, we see planes and helo's all the
time). We ran out into the street to get a better view and at the same
time it came out from the trees it was behind at a fairly rapid (but still
within normal aircraft flight characteristics) speed. The craft seemed to
be at about 2,000 feet but it is hard to estimate distances at night. All
the while no sound was heard until it was directly above us. It slowed and
paused in mid-air for a second and emitted a real low but audible rumble
which seemed to come on instantaneous, as if someone said "OK, turn on the
sound". Most jets, civilian and military are pretty loud at this height
when they are directly above you. Anyway all of us agreed it was strange
but pretty much agreed that it was somekind of military aircraft. We could
see a faint outline of an elongated, acute triangle with rounded edges but
it was very faint the only wreason I think we saw it was because the
underside reflected no light and the backround was brighter due to the
clouds. Had this been a clear night I doubt we would have detected an
outline. Anyway, has anyone else had any sightings of unusual nature in
this area recently? If so let me know.
                                Joe
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From: Maura.R.Jones@dartmouth.edu (Maura R. Jones)
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Subject: Sighting in Hanover, NH  12/22.  9p.m.         By Maura Jones
Date: 23 Dec 1994 18:12:38 GMT
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A Flying Ship was seen in the heavens on the slope of Moose mountain.
The ship  was a disk with two lights and a sonar sound was audible
before the ship hovered, and the lights split apart.  I felt the
presence of beings and then heard  a cooing from them that I returned.
The beings were felt to be sending a caring energy to help the world
heal and to enable us to work together on building a more loving world.
 The message was that there are ways to renew and resolve to extend our
joy and strength to those who benefit.  We are all one and the
posibilities are endless.  A Loving Christmas to All
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From: proeme@aol.com (Proeme)
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Subject: Michigan Sighting 12/21/94
Date: 23 Dec 1994 14:01:55 -0500
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KGO Radio in San Francisco aired a report about the sighting near
Kingsley, MI.
They interviewed the state policeman who saw the "cylinder about 60'
long"....I read a posting about it this morning on this newsgroup...can't
find it now...I called my aunt who lives in that part of Michigan and she
said there was a brief news spot about it...then nothing...

Any one with any info please leave a message.

Thank you
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From: tracey1885@aol.com (Tracey1885)
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Subject: Re: Michigan Sighting 12/21/94
Date: 23 Dec 1994 16:16:17 -0500
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On Wednesday, December 21, 1994, a UFO was sighted over Kingsley,
Michigan, Near Traverse City.

WJBK-TV, Detroit's Fox affiliate, reported the incident on the 7:00am
news broadcast on December 23, 1994.

The object, described by witnesses as "pulsating, hovering lights in
the sky", was a " cylindrical mass with a large number of individual
lights that appeared to be connected by softer light running between
them", and remained visible for 90 minutes.

The object was seen early in the morning by Tracy Shayda, it was
hovering over her house.  She called her neighbor who shot a video of
the object.  She stated that she had seen a similar object around
Thanksgiving, but did not report it.

Michigan state trooper Glenn Guldner watched the object for about 20
minutes.  He stated, "I really don't know, for sure, what it was.
I've been on several 'lights in the skies' complaints, usually ends
up being an airplane, Northern lights, or something like that, but,
this is the first time I've actually seen an object in the daylight."

On Shayda's report, the trooper went on to say, "She thought for sure
everyone would think she was nuts.  Prior to my getting there, the
object was a lot closer, it came to within treetop height of her
house."  He also said the object looked similar to the space craft in
the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".

In October, about fifteen miles northwest of the area, two other
people saw an object in the sky, they reported it to police and the
description was similar to the object sighted in Kingsley.

[The WJBK-TV news report was used as a source for this text]

Tracey1885@aol.com
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From: mgschall@saturn.acs.oakland.edu (Michael G. Schall)
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Subject: Re: News report of 12/21/94  Michigan sighting
Date: 23 Dec 1994 22:03:11 GMT
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Last night on WDIV-TV's news they say that an Eastern Michigan
University professor explained the object away as the planet
Venus.

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Michael G. Schall
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From: tracey1885@aol.com (Tracey1885)
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Subject: Re: News report of 12/21/94  Michigan sighting
Date: 23 Dec 1994 20:44:42 -0500
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>Last night on WDIV-TV's news they say that an Eastern Michigan
>University professor explained the object away as the planet
>Venus.

I saw that too.  The Prof. didn't quite explain how Venus hovered over the
woman's house at "tree top height" according to the police officer who
witnessed the incident, or the witnesses claims of a cylindrical object,
hovering, covered with a large number of individual lights.
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From: vankan@aol.com (Vankan)
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Subject: Re: SIGHTING OVER MICHIGAN!?
Date: 24 Dec 1994 01:07:31 -0500
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Yes i saw the tape.  The object was a shaped like a globe.  it did not
move for 90 min. then it just vanished.  The local news around detroit
reported it as being venus.  also about 3 weeks ago there was a Mich. ufo
sighting in Coldwater (no details on that one.
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> Anyone who hears more please post. I wonder what will happen to the
>video tape, they said the authorites were looking at it.

OH...good catch.   Call the station which reported the sighting and
ask for their source.  Try and get the Officers name and contact
him/her about the tape that was made and who has it now.

Zac Elston              Elston@acavax.lynchburg.edu              WebSpinner
net.work \'net-.w*rk\ n often attrib  1: a fabric or structure of cords or
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From: proeme@aol.com (Proeme)
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Subject: Re: Michigan Sighting 12/21/94
Date: 24 Dec 1994 11:49:00 -0500
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Thanks for the response...was there any other follow-up articles or
stories...I have not seen anything on the Media about this sighting.

I would appreciate any further updates.
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From: Bill.Chalker@f8.n1040.z9.FIDONET.ORG (Bill Chalker)
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Subject: Recent reports
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I saw the video on the news.  By the time she had gotten her video
camera out it had moved quite a bit further away.  The video showed a
very bright light (brighter than a star or Venus as other news
reports stated it might have been) and the object was hovering
(non-stationary) but it was hard to tell the camera was jerking
around a little.  The local college astronomer said the object was
much too large to be a Venus and he stated that 50% of the story
seemed explainable but the other 50% and the video he couldn't
explain away as atmospheric or definable.  He was just as perplexed
as the rest of us.  No one can explain where the military jets came
from.  Local people got no answers from the michigan bases or the one
close enough in Wisconsin.  The airport said they had nothing on
radar.  Most people I've talked to think it was one of ours that sort
of got away.  That's all I've heard so far but if anything else turns
up I'll post it.
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From: joeshea@netcom.com (Joe Shea)
Subject: Fireball Lights Up California Sky
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                HUGE FIREBALL LIGHTS UP CALIFORNIA SKIES
                                by Joe Shea

        Californians from Los Angeles to Sacramento and others as far
west as Reno, Nevada reported seeing a huge greenish fireball with a
distinct, glowing green, red and white tail streak across the night
skies at about 8:30 PST last night.
        One Lancaster, CA man said the light was "as big as a Greyhound
bus, three or four miles away," while another man called the light
"blinding."
        Police across the state reported hundreds of calls from startled
residents.
        Officials at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles said the object
was apparently a large meteorite.  Observers said it lit up the entire
sky in its brief passage across the heavens.  No impact was reported.
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From: dlp@fido.caltech.edu (Deborah L. Padgett)
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Subject: Re: Bolide/Fireball - central California
Date: 27 Dec 1994 05:43:54 GMT
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Summary: bright flash, double sonic boom

Location:  Big Pine California, in the Owens Valley

What we saw:  While watching television a very bright flash lit up
the entire Eastern Sierra mountain range brighter than the full moon.
I saw the flash from inside a brightly lit house, looking out toward
the west.  The source of the flash must have been generally from the
east, since the all the snowfields of the eastern sierra lit up
without shadowing.  I did not see the bolide directly.  We searched
the dark night sky here for any residual clouds and found none.

What we heard:  About 90 sec after the flash, we heard a sharp double
sonic sonic boom.  It was followed by a low rumbling that slowing
died away.  I have attended many space shuttle landings, and this
double-boom was very similar to the sonic booms made by the space
shuttle (and nearly as loud).  The time interval between the two
booms seemed shorter than the shuttle, indicating that an object
smaller than the length of the shuttle orbiter was producing the
sound.

Reasoned speculation:  A meteorite about 50 feet across would be
consistent with the time interval between the sonic booms.  From the
time delay between the flash and the booms, the bolide probably
struck within 30 miles of my location, somewhere generally to the
east.

Karl Stapelfeldt and Don Padgett
at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory
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From: jmcd@mintaka.sdsu.edu (John McDonald)
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Subject: Meteor, California
Date: 28 Dec 1994 18:10:21 GMT
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Well, i suppose i was one of many people who saw the fireball on the
night of Dec 26, around 8:15 Pacific time...

We saw it from a car travelling east in Santa Cruz.  What i saw was
a yellowish fireball from about 30 degrees above the eastern horizon
which brightened to about mag -7.  It had a red glow about it as it
faded behind the Santa Cruz Mountains.  My friend who was with me
swears she saw colors of green in it, though i couldn't confirm that.

It was quite spectacular!

John
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From: rutkows@cc.umanitoba.ca (Chris Rutkowski)
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Subject: Hungariam UFO and other phenomena
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Summary: Article about Hungarian phenomena
Keywords: Hungary,UFO
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From: asm332@cix.compulink.co.uk (Sean Eaton)
Subject: ARTICLE: Martians replace Marx as Hungary seeks new beliefs
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The following article appeared in The London Times yesterday, Wednesday
28 December 1994:

                      MARTIANS REPLACE MARX AS HUNGARY
                             SEEKS NEW BELIEFS
                        From Adam LeBor in Budapest

Aliens have surveyed Szolnok and one of their ships has been hovering
above the Hungarian city.

The vehicle flew several hundred feet above ground before its bright
light dimmed and it changed shape, apparently due to advanced
technology not yet available on Earth.

"There was a light ten times as bright as Venus, 300 metres high,
with an unbelievable flight path, tracing zeds in the sky," UFO
Magazine said.

Mock this news about a close encounter of the Hungarian kind at your
peril because the story's author, Gyorgy Keleti, is now Hungary's
Defence Minister.

His brief also encompasses the negotiation of Hungary's entry into
Nato under the auspices of the Partnership for Peace programme as
well as monitoring more esoteric threats to Hungarian security.

UFO Magazine is one of many manifestations of Eastern Europe's
growing interest in the paranormal.  Witchcraft, unidentified flying
objects and the occult are growth industries in a region where many
people are dazed and confused by the transition from communism and
capitalism.

The old certainties of Marx and Lenin have been replaced with new
beliefs.  Every main Hungarian city has a UFO society and this year
the country hosted an international UFO conference.

"People don't care about political parties shouting at each other,
they are fed up with politics.  But these phenomena are interesting
because they are unexplainable and they are miracles," said Sandor
Pusztay, the editor of UFO Magazine.

Many Hungarians in search of such miracles can be found at the Red
Raven witchcraft studio in Pest.  The studio's waiting room is full
every day with people seeking answers to life's problems from Jozsef
Meszaros, Hungary's chief witch, for a price.  Red Raven offers
ritual magic, love spells, curse removal and reincarnation hypnosis
at prices ranging from 2,000 forints to 10,000 forints (12UKP to
60UKP [$18 to $90]).

Mr Meszaros says he has 8,000 members in his "church", which is
registered as a religion in Hungary although his more established
rivals frown on it.

"The Bishop of Esztergon told his congregation to have nothing to do
with us.  The same night the cathedral roof caught fire and they have
not identified a cause," the chief witch said.

Profits from the studio, set up in 1991, will go towards the witch's
temple.

"It is not necessary to have a church, witches can work out of the
room, but it is a matter of prestige.  Professional witchcraft
rituals are difficult to organise in small east European flats," said
Mr Meszaros.

The studio sells 72 kinds of polarised water, each of which, it is
claimed, can cure a different disease.  However, the Ministry of
Health said the water was identical to normal water and brought legal
proceedings against the studio.
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Sean.
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From: jmosley@cello.gina.calstate.edu (John Mosley)
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Subject: Central California Fireball
Date: 28 Dec 1994 21:52:02 -0800
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Fireball over central California, December 26, 1994

preliminary report from Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
213-664-1181  phone
213-663-8171  fax
email: jmosley@cello.gina.calstate.edu

A spectacular meteor (fireball) was seen over California and Nevada
from the Los Angeles area to Reno, and as far west as Redding and San
Francisco, at about 8:15 p.m.  PST on December 26.  People reported
seeing sparks, smoke and the colors blue, white, green and yellow.
Many callers along the flight path reported (and some insisted) that
it landed very close to them.

It was first seen while east of the Palm Springs/Riverside area,
traveling northwestward.  It was last seen from Mammoth.  It seems to
have traveled over the California desert from a point east of
Barstow, passing west of Death Valley and toward Reno.

The Reno airport control tower reports that it was observed by pilots
near the town of Beatty, Nevada who saw it travel NW along the
California-Nevada border; one pilot saw it extinguish at an estimated
height of 31,000 feet.  An observer in the San Francisco area also
saw it sputter out.  A report from Big Pine, 15 miles south of
Bishop, places the fireball to the east (the person saw a brilliant
flash that lit up the mountains and heard sonic booms reminiscent of
a Space Shuttle landing).  We conclude it ended its flight roughly
30-40 miles east of Bishop, California near the California-Nevada
border.

The object was apparently traveling nearly parallel to the ground.
It is unknown if any solid objects survived the long passage through
the atmosphere (at last 250 miles).

[Apparently a second fainter fireball was seen an hour later moving
eastward over southern California.]

The Observatory solicits reports from people who saw this fireball
near its ending point.
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From: jmcd@mintaka.sdsu.edu (John McDonald)
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Subject: Re: Central California Fireball
Date: 29 Dec 1994 19:17:00 GMT
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John Mosley (jmosley@cello.gina.calstate.edu) wrote:
: Fireball over central California, December 26, 1994

: It was first seen while east of the Palm Springs/Riverside area,
: traveling
: northwestward.

from Santa Cruz, it was travelling apparently directly east...

john
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Subject: Miami UFO sighting
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On local CBS-affiliate TV station on the evening of December 29,
1994, there was a report on a sighting in Kendall (south Miami),
Florida.  Occurred a couple of weeks ago, at night, witnessed by
several people.  Bright, orange, round light seen traveling sl owly
in sky.  Definitely not a plane.  Was videotaped.  Full footage shown
on TV.  Similar to other nighttime videotapes I've seen.

It was reported that the videotape was given to local UFO
investigators (possibly MUFON?)  to study.
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Roughly one week ago, a number of people in the Traverse City area of
Michigan (NW Michigan - lower peninsula) witnessed a supposed UFO in
the evening hours.  What makes this sighting unique is that it is
collaborated by Michigan State Police officers who also witnessed the
craft.  Additionally, a fairly detailed video tape was shot of the
UFO for several minutes.  Part of the tape was shown on the evening
news in Detroit (I did not see the tape).

The UFO was described as saucer shaped, with a circle of lights along
the bottom of the craft.  It had four very bright lights shining up
on it's hull.  State Police described it as looking exactly like the
ships seen in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" . The UFO hovered
one foot above tree level for 10-15 minutes before instantly shooting
upwards several hundred feet, and then finally zipping away at
enormous speed, out of sight.  A video tape was recorded by a
Traverse City resident that lasted approx.  10 minutes.  This tape is
believed to be some of the most convincing evidence for the existence
of UFOs.

Additionally, on Christmas morning, a Lansing, Michigan resident shot
a separate video of another alleged UFO in the morning sky.  This
video was also featured on the local Detroit newscast.  A Michigan
UFO Expert named Wayne Erickson indicated that there h as been a
flurry of UFO reports in Michigan in the recent weeks, most of them
being located in western Michigan.  Both Traverse City and Lansing
are located towards the western side of the state.

FOR MORE INFORMATION (Don't write me, what's above is all I know):

-Contact the Michigan State Police Traverse City and/or Lansing Posts.
TThrough the freedom of information act, you can obtain a copy of the
police report filed by the state policemen who witnessed the UFO in
Traverse City.  The area code in Traverse City is 616.  The area code
in Lansing is 517.  Call information for the telep hone numbers.

-Contact the TV News in Detroit that reported on the stories
WWJBK TV, Channel 2. Their number is 810-557-2000.

-Contact the Mutual UFO Network
Their experts were interviewed on Detroit TV this week.  I don't know
their number or location.  They are a national group.

-Contact The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in Chicago (on W.
Peterson)
TThey are a large UFO research group.

-Contact Omni Magazine in New York
They also have a large UFO research group

Again, it's no use writing me, I don't know any more than what I have
written.

Eric Hermanson
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Subject: UFO - Kingsley (MI.), 12/23/1994
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From the Traverse City Record-Eagle - 12/23/94

MYSTERIOUS FLYING OBJECT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A PLANET

 The mysterious object seen in the sky Wednesday am
over Kingsley could have been a planet, a Northwestern
Michigan College astronomy instructor said Thursday.
 "If I were forced to bet, I'd bet it was Jupiter," said
Dick Cookman, after viewing a videotape of the object.
"But it would be a cautious bet."
  Kingsley resident Tracey Cejda reported seeing an object
Wednesday when she let her dogs out at 6:30 am.
 A neighbor, Michael Stelter, caught the image on video.
State police Trooper Glenn Guldner arrived at her house
sometime after 7:30 am and observed the image, assisted
by binoculars, for 20 minutes.
 Cookman, after studying Stelter's video, said there are
some aspects to the case that support the Jupiter theory
and some aspects that don't.
  On Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, Jupiter would have been
three degrees above the horizon in the southeastern sky. By
7:30 am, it would have risen to 11-1/2 degrees above the
horizon.
 That could explain why the object appeared to be at treetop
level when Dejda first saw it and why it appeared higher in
the sky by the time Guldner arrived.
  Also, when planets appear low on the horizon they can appear
to change color, to twinkle, and to move, he said.  Those
effects are caused by light refraction, especially when there is
a lot of humidity in the air.
 In fact, for the last several decades, reports of UFO sightings
rise whenever a planet is low on the horizon, he said.
 However, Cookman was surprised at how large the object
appeared on the videotape.  With an image that large, he would
have expected to see some detail that did not appear, such as the
bands of the planet and the four moons of its moons that are
visible to the naked eye.
  "But that could just be because of a blurred image," Cookman
said.
  Cedja and Guldner remained convinced Thursday that they had not
watched a planet.  When Cedja first saw the object, it appeared
to be three times as large as her barn.
  She said a range of emotions ran through her, including both
fright and excitement.
  Guldner also said Thursday he was sure it wasn't a planet he saw.
Stelter was out of town Thursdaym, but Cedja said she was sure
he would say it wasn't a planet.
  "Nobody else can understand what we three experienced because
they weren't out there with us," she said.
  Guldner noted in his police report that three military-type jets
flew past the object and that the lights on the object went out as
the jets passed by.  He said Thursday afternoon he had not yet
tried to identify the jets.
 They were not military jets from anywhere in Michigan or from a
base in Toledo, Ohio, said Major Jerold Foehl, public affairs officer
at Camp Grayling. Foehl checked with those bases Thursday and
learned they had no jets in the air Wednesday morning.
 The story was widely reported in the news media Thursday.   Radio
commentator Paul Harvey mentioned it. The Weekly World News, a grocery store
tabloid in Florida, began working on the story.
  The media reaction was overwhelming and somewhat frightening
to Cejda.  She arrived home from work Thursday to find some 20
messages on her answering machine.  Some were friendly, but some were rude.
  A radio deejay cracked what seemed to her to be a crude joke about whether
a missing blow-up doll happened to have flown over her house.
 Another called asked if she was seeking fame and fortune.
 Actually, what she wants is a restored sense of privacy, Cejda said.
 "I would just like my life to get back to normal," she said.

Rainbow V 1.08 for Delphi - Test Drive
--
Chris Rutkowski - rutkows@cc.umanitoba.ca
University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Canada
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From CNI News - Volume 2.1
January 4, 1995

"CYLINDRICAL MASS" UFO REPORTED BY MICHIGAN STATE POLICE
Reported by Hildebrand Communications, Inc.
for United Press International
December 22, 1994

Kingsley, Michigan, December 21, 1994 (UPI) - A Michigan State Trooper
responding to a woman's UFO report Wednesday confirmed seeing "a
cylindrical mass, with a large amount of individual lights."
     A 5-minute videotape shot by the woman and broadcast on local
television provided additional evidence that something was indeed out
there, police said.
     "This one is apparently a valid report," said one of the trooper's
superiors, State Police Sgt. Bill Sholten. "He is credible. I saw the tape
and there was definitely something out there," Sholten said.
     The trooper, who asked not to be identified because he doesn't want
publicity, reported seeing three military jets in the area while the UFO
was near. His report also noted that after the siting, a request for
information was turned down by the U. S. Air Force for unknown reasons.
     A Regional Air Traffic Control Center in Minnesota reported spotting
something on radar screens to support the report.
     A woman who lives on a farm near Kingsley said she saw the object
hovering above her barn at 6:30 am EST, December 21st. She called police
about an hour later and the trooper arrived at about 7:45 a.m. The trooper
watched the UFO through binoculars until it disappeared about 20 minutes
later. The woman, who got a closer look at the UFO, described the object
as about three times larger than her barn, or some 60 feet in diameter.
She also said it had white and blue lights and what appeared to be a haze
surrounding it.
     Sholten said the woman told police she saw a similar UFO on
Thanksgiving, but didn't tell anyone "because she was afraid everyone
would think she was nuts."

[Thanks to Sheldon Wernikoff for these additional details]

WJBK-TV, Detroit's Fox affiliate, reported the incident on the 7:00am news
broadcast of December 23, 1994. The following is based on WJBK's story.
     Eyewitnesses said they saw "pulsating, hovering lights in the sky" and a
"cylindrical mass with a large number of individual lights that appeared
to be connected by softer light running between them." The lights remained
visible for 90 minutes.
     The object was seen early in the morning of Dec. 21 by Tracy Shayda,
who said it was hovering over her house. She called her neighbor, who shot
a video of the object.
     Michigan state trooper Glenn Guldner watched the object for about
20 minutes. He stated, "I really don't know, for sure, what it was.  I've
been on several 'lights in the skies' complaints, usually ends up being an
airplane, Northern lights or something like that, but this is the first
time I've actually seen an object in the daylight."
     Of Shayda's report, the trooper went on to say, "She thought for sure
everyone would think she was nuts.  Prior to my getting there, the object
was a lot closer. It came to within treetop height of her house."
     In October, about fifteen miles northwest of the Kingsley area, two other
people saw an object in the sky which they reported to police. Their
description was similar to the object sighted in Kingsley.
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From CNI News - Volume 2.1
January 4, 1995

UPDATE: SAN DIEGO UFO SEEN BY NEWS REPORTERS
by Marie Jones

     A news team from San Diego's Channel 39 TV went to nearby Vista,
California on December 29 to interview with the main witnesses of a
UFO which had been captured on a 12-minute videotape in late November
(see "SAN DIEGO SIGHTINGS CAUGHT ON VIDEO," CNI News, Dec 29, 1994).
As the news reporter and cameraman arrived, the very same object
appeared over the horizon and began moving across the sky, much to
the amazement of nine witnesses present.  The television reporter and
cameraman scrambled to set up their camera in hopes of catching the
UFO live on film, but it disappeared before they were ready.  The
reporter, Mark Walton for Channel 39 San Diego news, did, however,
admit on camera to seeing the object; and his news report was shown
that night, the next morning, and the following afternoon.
     MUFON North County received two other calls from additional
witnesses after the news story ran, including one woman in the Poway
area (much further inland) who reported seeing a similar brightly
glowing orb outside her window for half an hour around 3:00am two
days prior.
     MUFON North County is awaiting the results of video and photo
analysis of the Vista UFO videotapes. The investigation is continuing.
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Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 08:05:11 EST
From: Robert A Rawlinson <34R33O7@CMUVM.CSV.CMICH.EDU>
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The video I saw on channel 9 showed a definit disk. I can not believe it
could have been a planet. They zoomed back and forth from a light to
a disk. It did not appear to be out of focus.
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From UFO-L, 1/4/95

Hello all,
I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  Just a short note about
lights I saw in the sky over the holidays.  On two different
occasions I saw, along with my family, a bright fast strobing light
moving very slowly from east to west and then return the sa me
direction.  I noticed the light after getting on the road to go to
town; it was still doing its "thing" when I got to town and went in
the store to do some shopping.  It look very similar to a video I saw
on Encounters of a supposed UFO.  Very fast flashi ng and very
bright.  BTW, a jet flew near it and there was an easy comparison and
there was no comparison.

Particulars:  I live about 20 miles east of Athens, GA.  I was
driving in to Athens, the time was about 7 PM.  What I saw was to the
west of my position, but not sure of distance - it was just a light
and seemed to have altitude.  Technically, I was driving S outhwest
and the light was moving SE to NW and returns.  Other sighting was
similar, only I was alone, and the time was much later.

Have heard reports from friends and friends of friends of sightings
of a triangle shapped craft in the area.  People don't really report
seeing the craft, but sensing it and seeing the stars blocked by it.
They say that you can sort of see it against the s ky.  I saw the
triangle fly over my house at about 200 feet about 3 years ago.  It
was about 8 PM, there was a faint hum associated with it, but the
sound was barely audible, I seemed to sense it more than hear it.  I
would guess, pretty accurately, that the size of the craft was
150-200 feet on a side.  The moon was partial and below the horizon
so the sky was light, but still plenty of stars.  I heard/sensed the
hum, looked that direction and saw the shape.  It moved very slow.
There were lights on the end, w hich I could see after it passed.
I'm still not sure that this was not some type of stealth craft of
the government, although it seemed to fly very slow.  Hard to imagine
something that large flying that slow - lift and all of that - no
rotor noise.  It was solid, it did block out stars and you could
sense a shape against the lighter sky.

I live in Northeast Georgia, about 75 miles East by Northeast of
Atlanta, about 30 miles from the Savannah River, 1 mile from the
Broad River, in Madison Co.  Except for a period during the '70s,
this area as far as I have known has not been a hot bed of
sightings.

Maybe '95 will be a bumper year.

Pat

Patrick K. Frye
BITNET - PKFrye@UGA
INTERNET - PKFrye@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
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From: Morrison <mmorriso@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Newsgroups: alt.paranet.ufo
Subject: Re: School Boys Saw Fireball
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 1995 11:28:39 -0600
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>From    p@cosmos.pc.mySun Jan  1 09:09:17 1995
>Date: Fri, 30 Dec 94 21:41:03 GMT=20
>From:    p <   p@cosmos.pc.my>
>Newsgroups: alt.paranet.ufo
>Subject: School Boys Saw Fireball
>
>
>News from Malaysia
>
>
>Two occurence of fireball spotted in the sky in Kelantan, Malaysia.
>
>1st event was on 23rd December 1993 spotted by Zaharuddin Majid,42,
>and Lee Che Keong, 34 at Air Panas, Jeli (district and town in >Kelantan).
>
>2nd event was on 24th December 1994 spotted by
>Mohd Shafri Rizal Muhammad Nasir (long name huh!?), 13
>in Kota Bharu (capital state of Kelantan, Malaysia).
>
>An officer from the Astro-Science Division,  Prime Minister
>Department, Mohd Zamri Shah Mastor said that it was a 'fireball'.  And
>it wasnt a comet and not or a meteor.
>
>Anyone out there please explain, besides meteor or comet is there
>anything from the outer space which is called 'fireball'.
>
>>>

I posted in APUFO a similar sighting to the one which you described
above. I had one response... I was told it was probably a meteorite. I
do not think a meteorite was what I saw.

I lived in Port Townsend,WA and was driving into town with my
daughter.  Port Townsend is on the Puget Sound and to get to the
waterfront area you have to descend some very steep bluffs.  I had
just started descending what is the most precipitous road into town
when I observed a large glowing round object streaking from north to
south trailing a large fiery tail.  The time was around 6:00 PM.  I
have seen many meteorites in my lifetime.  This was not a meteorite.
My first thought was that the military was spending tax dollars.  The
most unusual aspect of this object was that it traveled fr om when I
first saw the object(about Mount Baker to Mount St.  Helens)
parallel(no noticeable loss of altitude) to wherever it went down in
just a few seconds.  It appeared to go down at about Mount St.
Helens, but I am not sure about where it landed.  This object was
very large.  Now, when I say large, I mean like half the height of
what I could see of the Cascade Mountain range from my point of view
in Port Townsend, WA.  I did not know that the object was that large
until the following day when I read in t he Seattle Post
Intelligencer that many people had seen an object streak over the
Cascade Mountains.  Everything in Washington is BIG.  The mountains,
the trees, Port Townsend Bay, etc.  The grand scale of the scenery
from where I was viewing this object wou ld not allow me to accept
the enormous proportions of this large fiery object.  I thought that
the globe had traveled out somewhere over the Puget Sound.  When I
read that the object was actually over the Cascade Mountains...  from
Port Townsend I could see probably the top three fourths of the
Cascade Range...  I was shocked.  If the object was say only a fourth
the size of Mount Rainier, that would have been one huge mass
streaking across the Washington sky.  I thought that when something
that large impacted, that there would be an explosion on the scale of
a nuclear blast at the point of impact.  I do not think that it was a
meteorite.  The Seattle Post Intelligencer contacted SEA-TAC to find
out if they had seen anything on radar...  they said that they had no
t. I sort of forgot about the incident until one Sunday there was a
poorly done documentary on *strange happenings* on TV.  I happened to
tune in just as they were discussing the UFO incident that I had
witnessed.  The commentator said that this sighting was one of the
most famous and well documented sightings in UFO history.  Apparently
annually people go to some spot in the Cascades to talk about what
they saw.  Why are there not any discussions in APUFO about this
incident?  Maybe the incident was only famous to the makers of the
documentary.  I don't know, but the UFO that I saw that night was not
like any meteorite that I have ever seen.  Was your sighting anything
like the one which I observed in about Sept.  of 1975?  (I can't
remember the exact date).

D.S. Morrison
Citizen13@aol.com
mmorriso@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu

Here is a peculiar little cut from a file that was previously posted
to AAV...

>From has2bec@cabell.vcu.eduWed Dec 21 23:47:49 1994
>Date: 18 Dec 1994 22:54:00 -0500
>From: "Brooke E. Colquhoun" <has2bec@cabell.vcu.edu>
>Newsgroups: alt.alien.visitors
>Subject: To the apples we salt, we return.
>
>Exerpts from a book called The Saucers Speak!
>   A Documentary Report of Interstellar Communication
>   by Radiotelegraphy
>   by George H. Williamson and Alfred C. Bailey
>New Age Publishing Company
>Copyright, 1954

>"The so-called meteor seen Sunday over your area was us. It was a
>ball-globe being on its duty. We will be seen in the skies often.
>But do not strain to see us. When it is right for you to view,
>you will."


D.S. Morrison
Citizen13@aol.com
mmorriso@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu

  So many moments stuck staccato like on a blue velvet sky
  glistening tear drops on a frozen distant shore
  patiently waiting ...purpose. Citizen13
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From: rutkows@cc.umanitoba.ca (Chris Rutkowski)
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Subject: San Diego UFO
Date: 31 Dec 1994 20:48:29 GMT
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Summary: San Diego fireball
Keywords: California,UFO
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From: handog@ucssun1.sdsu.edu (Ed)
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Subject: UFO SIGHTED OVER SAN DIEGO 12/29
Date: 31 Dec 1994 08:53:47 GMT
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On December 29, 1994, a local tv news station, KNSD recorded an
object, circular in shape, white bright lights emitting what looked
like fall out from fireworks, but on a much larger scale.  The object
seemed to "split" into other tiny fragments, with the larger piece
remaining in the same position.  One moment later the obje ct
disappeared.  This occurred at 11:15 p.m.  pacific time.  The
newscaster reported that it happened 45 minutes earlier that evening,
and so they waited until the next occurrence.  Field reporters also
interviewed some local MUFON researchers, but from th e evidence
gathered from eyewitness and video accounts proved to be
inconclusive.  Anyone out there with anymore information on what's
been going on in the San Diego area?  Bizarre sightings similar to
this were reported December 2, 1994, and that following weekend.
Sonic booms that began in November, and denied by any local
government agency?  The supposed "meteor" that hurdled over the Los
Angeles area, later reported heading out towards the Pacific Ocean
over San Diego?

--
Chris Rutkowski - rutkows@cc.umanitoba.ca
University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Canada
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From: handog@ucssun1.sdsu.edu (Ed)
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Subject: UFO SIGHTED OVER SAN DIEGO 12/29
Date: 31 Dec 1994 08:56:29 GMT
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Correction to previous article:  it occurred on DECEMBER 29, 1994.
Sorry!  Ed
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