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MUFON JOURNAL - 1970-10

MUFON JOURNAL - 1970-10

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No.
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Voice of the Midwest UFO-DJ?twork
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of
white.-hot
;ygta,l
that
fkll
i.n
Texas
,
Ok.lgho-ma and Yianses
~dg(st28
pr.obabJy,
.
ware,part
of
.a Russian satelli -e thatb'koke up
:in,
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the 'atrios.phere
#
the-
Air
.Force announces. The ob.jects fe.ll.:,on rur53area.;ne-ar Rsaaer, 0kl{:_;,, Adrian.,
Tex.
;
bnd
-Prstt,
Kak
No one. w2s:'inj&ed.
Tlie
North American.
Air
Defense Command at Color2do. Springs, Col.,
',
i~~jd
ond2yY Auk. 31
,
the, me,t,?l
pieces
probably were from
the
Rlr55ian;.sat.allite Cosmo-s.
3
1'.6.
Nokzd seid the,
A.ir
For.ce,'had "prXdi.cted.
t!ie
..de'd.~y!of
the
Sbviet
sit.e%lite. liong
a pa
th'wh,er-e the metal pieces! were found.
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"cosmos
3
16
was Jaunche? December
2
3
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1,969.
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.'.Nqi.a'd maintiins
,and
c'atalopes .objects orbi-tingt.her 6art.h 5nd'hl.so:predi:c<s'thc time and locstion thatthey
will
bum up;asqt-hey re-Pntei-
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the:atmosphere or hit the 'earth's .surLface..
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A
300-pound. chunk. of charred rnet.2-1. ths.t. fe3l' near: BeavekLwas
kr$nn-
port.&$
by
truck:
't:o,.,ldright-Pattersonl
ir
Force B~.se.ear Dayton,
0;
,:fbr
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'study.
The
me,t,al th~tfell in. Kans2.s was 2lso' sent there..
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-John
Ivy,
Oldham. County sheriff
in
texas,,
s2id .another peice >.tjf-:
.,
.
metal
fell
or!
a
ririih
I
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nkzr; Adr'ia'n.-~"~heellow whoworked:.the ferm
.
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was,out, there.. This thing landed :within -3CO. yaras of him,",, th6::sheriffsaid.
"It
staipe'd&j .\h&
cstti.,.
.They..ran ,a~~sy.~fr-om
t
9!
.I.vy-s$ldc
he
..-:
metal was four fd'et. loiig ad nine inches.wide;.
It'
hkd. numb6rs:;on':it
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A
.group of ''KanSak;
6i-l' field
porkers -s.~id ne<;riece*se~en;in,c-hesongand
'five
i-nches, thi&. fell north :of :i.~u:ke (tian.
and:
about;-:fi.ve -mi4es
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-nar-th of Pratt. ~..t':ha,d -0.1-e~;
n~t~,.~a~pp~~.~~ntly,~wh~~~re~bol~ts.i
eenl:fi.i-red.;'xt:
-,!.
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w?.k kh,it,$,h$t' y66:n
.it
hit
,and
:
bu.r;ied:
i
se?f .,l..$:if
ct
.ifit
0:
he.
;
ground
:
;Phe
workers, :sqid
i.t
soundqd~.til'i e.
.,a7
tq.rn'ado1!: ~+.e~n~;i.~t.?e21.:&-:ing- chBi,ns,,
they
remolkd
.
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..it.fr.orn.;thq,&&rid .and7 ook :Ft':.t!ol:thel.oca-1.'
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United, States..Ambessadar Cherles .Yost inf,ormed U,riit.ed.NAtjons
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~ec,&ta-r.~.,G,enerel.
U.'
-~h$nt;hat :'a. .nu'mb,er of uildenti-fi&airoki acts :fromou~e~'s.pa'ce
ey&'
enter,ed
!:-;
.the:atplosph.erc and
fa
alen. In! ;Che.:t!.ni.~ed. ~S!tXtes.
Yes%"
!ir;'fobme8'
kh.ea
U.'.'N;"
Chief under the
U.
N.
~~reemeni;n-:-the;:-iResc.u,e:
pf.
Asp-onauts. an,d the. R,eturn
of
Ob je,cts
.
L2.u.nched
in-
Ou't.:erc Sp-a'cc whi;,ch
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came, into force Deci 3,1968.
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When'y scie_ntists>;hae,c,ompleted :th@
r.
tydy and have., de+ti'j.@j
the
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sour;ce 'of' he 'meta'l
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ob:j.EY,s,,
:,...
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t
h-eyr-wi.11. be tu.rned. over to:,.%e:-N:z tionalApy6nautf
cs
and.
~jj<ce--,kdfi:nistrstion.
A~~surning
t
is.Sovie.t: nn:te9~~-%
f
the :State,.Dep&%men~..hen-could
,
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inquire
.ofa
.the~.Sovict;--governmbfit::ihether
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Ted
:Phillipsi .staff
me&&-
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calls our rttention to.a:tinely srticle
'
in
the September;
5,.
1970,
:iisue of -the "Yaturd,?y Reviewfl':entitl€d .q7Tl$eQrbiting
Junkyerd,"
6y
avid'^;
Hager, Professor of Political--;ScienceiOld ,Domini.on Un:ivcrsi.t:y;
-N,orf-o.lk ,
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In
'the. article
Mr
.i,.H:$'ge.f
writes
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Hunks of
,
Metal Fall 'from Sky
(
cont$nmd)
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of.the continui~g azard of satellite debris,
On
the night of September
5,,
1,962
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more
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than
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a
-
score.
of
ob
j-ects-
h?d
f:Cier?
2long a
1
Oo-mile-lo%line running northw2st from Milwackee. In
acicl::.:;!_cir!
to
a
20-pound steel
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,oblject
.
-i:d&:ntif ed .&s
,$
pieje'&
of .'Sputnik
:IVY
c,;;~.'?kr fragments
,
includ'ing
.,
,,.
a:.brogze ,.spring
sear-d.,
the grass on a godf'. course..north of .-Milwal~kc:e,-.,and a number of metal beads fell on the ropf of a church in.Manitowoc.
:
A
c1larr,e3d mm&.ta;l.:s.pher.e..bdut
1-5
inches in".diamet.er a'nd-.'weighing 10
p
'
pbufid*s!-waa di'scoyered
*.at:
- remo't'&' shesp statton in New,-S'outh-'.li2le~,Au~tra_lia,~,in
pril,,.l963.
Scientists established sthat the objectwas
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part
-
of
a
spacecr3ft-,
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Th&'art?ci& ncludes
a
photograph of three round 0b.ject.s described
'
as llthree.:hea~y etal ,spheres1?which .we're .found n.ear Sevil'le, Spin,
.
arid 9re;-:b.e;l.ie,ved:
t.0;
:We
pressure tanks -'froin.a..Soviet\ ,spacecraft,as
-'
:
,
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:;--.theyhc?ve ;numbers :and ,le.tters on .therr, .in the ~ussian~lphabet,.
i:
.The "Couderspoi?t EnteqprPsetl of Coudersport
,
Pa'.
,
reported. an .ob-
:
.
ject
falling
from the'3ky
on
:Friday evening, Bugust
12.
Philip Lehman,
age-
16:,
and some frie,nds:were watching teleirision 'shortly
af
or
8
PM.
%,
when
llSeVcral f.la$hes frpm the sky1! ettractrd' Philip's attenti.on andhe
,
went:
to
a,window in tima
to
see a burningob ject fall 2nd strike; o theground.
TV
forgotten, the boyS. rushed obtSia$,, :S$ai-ched for
Bqd
found'
th&,:g%owing, whi-.te-hotL.0.b ect in
a
hole. Tbo hbt to touch,' they'waited
:
--about
l5
.minutes ..,:then.picked
it
up with
a
piece ofc,ardb,orfd and
.
put
i
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:
it
in
a
neighbor's wsding pool.to cool.
'
:.
.lThe youths ndticed.:a:: Strong bdbr coming frbm-.the hble inthe groun~and three days -later., some earth scooped int~
Mason
jar
still
retain-
1'.
.
.
:
ed an 'Lo-dor .of kerosene:lThe rock-like object was dgscribedYas.
&g
.
of alve-ry'dense+'composition and'the
L'Cfimand
had -diffiulty
in
hippinp
=
off piekesiitoi~send-to:officials in"~uffa10 or anklysis;
About
5
,4n$hts
imidiameter,
"it
weighed-rmore than1
0
pounds. Altho wrihkled and:pitt$?~by
.its!
irey passage thtough the atmosphere, all.
its
facets :and angles.'we:re-.smoothly rounded;
.much
the same as -molten-.met.al ools without
sha:,;
edges.
It
was mostly silver colored with matallic blue and'iold pitches2s';evidence of -;the. iorce oxidation;'ciused by the burning 'free faZll.
.
.
Mark
Herbstritt, an :amateur astron'omer and regular
contributor
'to,
-SKYLOOR,:
visited: the Luther' Lernan home',
saw
the 6b,ject, end'gave ;hisop%ni.on
''
'.
.:
sin.de "this :oh.ject. doesn!t
-
hare .a :fusion crust
,as-
ir'ori-
nickel :meteori.tes usually have,
I
'think
it is
a 'space debris from an'
,
artificial satellite.
.
''
On
'Sept.
4,
Msrk
wr'ote againto, .say his opin-
,
ion had been confirmed by the Buffalo anzlysis.
He
ha,d t~l'kka o 'Lu~herLehrnan
,
flther:
.:oP
hilip, and said., llThey told him,
kt'.
was-' composed ofti.tan3um
md.
nitr,a:t!e. and. probsb1.y came from the no'se' cone- of
n
Russian',sateiLlite.. -The
:Air1
orce wsnts to tc7lte
it
.from. him.
,
If:
hev
kt
it.,
they:-will -kiep
it!"
,
,..
.
.
Mzrk
also told. us thst ten years sgo t-o the,:w6ek, ahother skp:'ob.je+.
fill
in the Coudersport srea. There was
a
lot
of: publicity'2t
the
tihe;until ,".the:-object--waB taken'..away by
'NASA
per~'onne$'and never r'.eturned,!Editor's Note: We-cut this report down- from over three
pages,
due:to..lac~k..of
space.';&-'
are grateful to all the staff and others who Sent,.:in n@ws.,n.Xi.ps
e
:the~,falling unks .of metal. Th'e'llArk~nsks azette,
1
llChicego Tribune," "Kansas City Star,
1
and other newsprpers carriedpictures.:and :reports
.-
Besides staff membcrs; :thanks to Joe Gurney, LorenCo$eman, Mark .Herbstr?tt,
Qnd
.Clint_VJilli2ms for
n-e,ws
cl-ippings.
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Per~ohl,x.p'&rience,
by
'Bill
Finich, who has c6ntr:i.bu'te.d. s:e,vera~larticles to SKYLOOK.

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