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Philip J. Klass, left, and Allan Hendry at Smithsonian Institution UFO Symposium
September 6. (Photos: Thomas P. Deuley)

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RICHARD HALL We include in this issue Ilkka Serra's workshop paper from the
Editor 1980 Houston MUFON Symposium discussing UFO research in
ANN DRUFFEL Scandinavia. V.-J. Ballester, Olmos contributes a valuable
Associate Editor international bibliography of source materials.
The Smithsonian Institution UFO symposium September 6
LEN STRINGFIELD raised some expectations that UFOs might be reaching a new
Associate Editor
plateau of respectability and scientific attention. Although public
MILDRED BIESELE interest was surprisingly high, it is doubtful that the attitudes, of
Contributing Editor scientists and officials were much influenced. News media coverage
was mediocre; without adequate news coverage, and without a
WALTER H. ANDRUS stronger focus on why UFOs deserve more serious attention, the
Director of MUFON
symposium is not likely to have much effect on the present impasse.
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On Saturday, September 6, the Klass acknowledged that UFOs and Scheaffer that UFO reports have
prestigious Smithsonian Institution could not be anyone's secret weapons, not been proven to be something new
sponsored an all-day UFO symposium but also said they could not be and important, left the door open a
in Washington, D.C. A large crowd spaceships since the U.S. radar crack. He believes that UFO reports do
(400-500) filled the Baird Auditorium of network is all-encompassing and they deserve scientific attention for reasons
the Natural History Museum, even at would not go undetected. Nor could the of serendipity, if nothing else, and that if
the mind-boggling price of $30 U.S. government keep a secret for over they are something real, they would
admission ($25 for Smithsonian 30 years. He also said there were too clearly be of great import. But research
Associates). Flash bulbs popped many UFO reports for spaceships to be suffers both from "shotgun skepticism"
continously. Moderator Frederick C. a credible answer, a statement disputed and blatant exploitation (citing the
Durant III, recently retired as a special by Scheaffer when his turn came to National Enquirer as a prime example),
assistant to the Director of the National speak. "One UFO moving from place to not to mention unsophisticated
Air & Space Museum, ruled with an place could cause many sightings," he investigators. He does not think that
iron hand and made the speakers stick noted. Scheaffer then proceeded to UFOs are real, but does not rule out
to the tight schedule. give the most irrelevant talk of the day, that someone could be flying here
In one corner were what Phil Klass linking UFObgists with people who across space. He is particularly
called the "UFO promoters": Dr. J. study fairies, witchcraft, astrology, and perturbed by false claims of astronaut
Allen Hynek, Dr. Bruce S. Maccabee, a long list of other borderline sciences sightings, some of which he believes are
and Allan Hendry. In the other corner or pseudosciences. "Which do you propagated by a small group of low-
were what Maccabee, in his retort, throw out," he asked, "UFOs or level russian technologists.
called the "UFO demoters": Phillip physics?" The major impression of this
Klass, Robert Scheaffer, and James Oberg, while agreeing with Klass observer was that the level of dialogue
Oberg. The results were fairly
predictable; the "promoters" promoted
and the "demoters" demoted.
Dr. Hynek probably summed it up
best in a comment at the University of
Maryland the night before: "I don't
know of a single scientific problem that
was ever solved by debate, only by hard
work." He added, however, that a
debate in such a prestigious forum
could help to stir up the interest that
would allow the hard work to be done.
Both sides were effective in what
they set out to do. Drawing on
examples from the history of science,
Hynek'cautioned that the very puzzling
nature of UFOs may be a signal that
something important is going on.
Maccabee expressed "skepticism of
the skeptics," illustrating cases where
they have been in error, and both men
discussed strong cases as examples.
Hendry, using slides, showed examples Smithsonian panel, I. to r., Bruce S. Maccabee, J. Allen Hynek,
of all the important case types. He also James Oberg, F.C. Durant, Allan Hendry, Philip Klass, Robert
clashed strongly with Klass over some Scheaffer (photo: Thomas P. Oeuleyl
particulars of cases, providing the only
real fireworks of the day.
(Smithsonian, Continued) SIX-YEAR UFO STUDY
has changed little in 30 years, that
minds are made up, and that too much
(From the Enterprise-Courier, Charleston, Mo. - Dec. 6, 1979)
time is wasted arguing about "pop
ufology" rather than about the
hardcore cases. Whether or not
extraterrestrial beings could reach the
earth if they wanted to, or whether they
would want to, are totally irrelevant
considerations. The honest answer to 34 UFO Sightings in Region
these questions -- also affirmed by
Oberg — is that no one knows, and
those that pretend to know one way or
Called Incredible' by Physicist
the other are, in his words, "blowing Dr Harley Rut ledge has The Project has lagged 38 was an object having mas>, Eighteen sightings occurred
announced part or the results sightings of 37 UFOi near in daylight and IB more at
smoke." The choice of "throwing out" of a ax-year scientific field Piedmont, where the study
that kind of turn IB im-
possible," Rutledge em- duik. These 36 sightings
either UFOs or physics, posed by study of Unidentified Flying began in April. 1973; 17 phasized "But I've seen a lot constitute nearly one-fourth
Objects he directed while sightings of 19 UFOs near the Project totals and under
Scheaffer, is of the sameorder. If UFOs chairing the physcs depart- Farming!on. and 104 sightings
of things that looked im-
conditions where sunlight
possible "
are unreal, they will change our ment at Southeast Missouri of 117 UKOs near the would have illuminated any
State University in Cape Mississipi River along a 70 crafl in the sky.
understanding of human behaviour; if Girardeau mile stretch from Perryville
Of the 174 UFOs observed
"I'm not the only one seeing
by Project members, 88 have
they are real, they will change our During that sn year period toSikeslon But 48 lightings of been mere balls of light. Five these things." Rutledge
the professor sind ho and co 50 UFOs were from within or pointed out. During the 153
u n d e r s t a n d i n g of physics. No workers had exp*n^nced ISJ near the city limits of Cape
were seen to turn on, 47 turn
sightings, 622 persons have
off, while 36 turned on and off.
necessary contradiction between the sightings of l?4 I'Hh He Girardeau itself. "Often UFOs Six different colors-have been been present, representing
labelled 34 of il* sightings as have hovered over or near the observed • SO off-white. 27 more than 30 Project mem-
two has been established. Futhermore, incredible because the LTOs city." Rutledge said. amber. 21 white, 7 red. 5 bers and well over a hundred
a theory or hypothesis ("extrater- exhibited physical or In once case a Cape yellow, and two lights were a different persons as spec-
behavioral properties beyond Girardeau girl reported being green color. Five lights tators. That averages about
restrial"), while obviously important known man-made technology chased by a small dec flying changed color. four persons present per
and relevant, should not take Rutledge. director of at treetop level. It temporarily Seven craft have been ob- sighting. "How could any UFO
Project Identification, a blinded the girl by flashing a study, or single sighting, be
precedence over empirical investi- University-based organization bright light down upon her as
served, including two duo
better documented than
and a bullet-shaped object
gation. of scientists, engineers, she reached the door of her One of the discs wasobserved this?" he asks.
students. and amateur home. Two witnesses vended Rutledge promises that soon
It remains to be seen how much astronomers formed to study the experience.
in daylight by Rutledge from
he will release more startling
his office at the University
the symposium will "stir up." Due to the UFOs, said that on 32 oc- Rulledge reports ttjet many The bullet-shaped object, also results from Project data to
casions UFOs seemed to react of the UFOs were observed in observed in daylight, changed the public. "In the beginning,
visible public interest, the Smithsonian to him and other Project motion and 41 UFOs changed color and vanished. we formed this organization to
is c o n s i d e r i n g p u b l i s h i n g the members "It's enough to motion by starting, stopping, Contrary to popular seek the truth and present it to
make you think someone Is or changing direction In some the public." Rutledge stated.
proceedings. The Christian Science playing a game with us." cases hovenng lights streaked
representations of UFOs on
"At first I was reticent to
television and in the movies,
Monitor reported it on September 10. Covering a large area of across the sky in a fraction of only three UFOs observed by describe some of our in-
Southeast Missouri, the field a second at low altitude and credible experiences for fear
Time magazine had a reporter present study has extended 30 miles even under a cloud cover
Ruiledg* and his crews made
of ridicule. We have been
and a story was planned (it has not north of Si Louis, n miles Rutledge has observed a light careful not to make un-
west of the Mississippi Kiver, make an instantaneous right- substantiated claims."
appeared as of this writing). Other area and into Illinois angle turn, the light switching
news media, the wire services, and off 20 seconds later "If that
some science magazines covered the
event. Depending on what they say,
some new dialogue may result.

UFO WEEKEND On Friday evening, Dr. J. Allen MUFON was represented by

Hynek spoke at the University of Bruce Maccabee, Maryland State
During the weekend of the Maryland; after his talk, a panel Director, and Richard Hall.
Smithsonian UFO Symposium, discussion included Dr. Bruce S.
separate programs were sponsored by Maccabee, Stanton Friedman, and D D D D
or jointly operated by the Fund for UFO Richard Hall. On Saturday evening, the
Research, the Center for UFO Studies, Fund for UFO Research sponsored a
and Citizens Against UFO Secrecy. At program at the American University The Committee of skeptics led by
a press conference Friday, September where the speakers were Stanton philosopher Paul Kurtz, informally
5, members of all three groups joined in Friedman and Capt. William Startup, known as the "Committee to Repeal
a call for the government to turn over airline pilot from New Zealand. Capt. Anomalous Phenomena," was well
military reports to civilian groups after Startup described his experiences represented at the Smithsonian UFO
proper security screening and to allow while flying the plane on the night of Symposium. All three skeptics on the
former government employees to talk December 31, 1978, when the movie panel are associated with the group.
about their sightings. films were taken of objects also seen Kurtz travelled to Washington at their
visually and tracked on radar. invitation especially for the occasion.
By Ilkka Serra
(MUFON Representative for Finland)

(Following are excerpts from Mr. thought it was possible that the space
Serra's prepared paper, which people had a message to all of us.
included a history of UFO research in The Interplanetarian Society
Finland, Sweden, Norway, and started to grow, and in the fall of 1963
Denmark.) the Society published its first
membership magazine. Two years later
Believe it or not, but organized the Society had as many as 100
UFO research did not begin in Finland members. This may not seem like
until the 1960's. There are two reasons much, but for a scarely populated
for this. First, the geographical reason. country like Finland it is a hell of a lot.
Finland is way up north in the European The same portion of population here in
neck-of-the-woods. It is far away from America would mean as many as 7,300
the European centers of action. And people. However, there was also one
second, the reason related to our setback. The president, the Reverend
national character and the official Arvi Merikallio, declared it was against
attitude. The Finnish people are very his beliefs to continue as a member and
quiet and introverted by character. he resigned. Other talented forces
What about the official attitude? At first continued his work.
glance it seems to be similar to the In 1967 the organization began to
intentional silence that has been publish the Vimana magazine. The
reported in several countries, but if you word Vimana is from the Sanskrit Ilkka Serra
dig deeper in the silence you find out language and it means a flying craft. The
that it is not really intentional. It is magazine was published at a slow pace,
simply the result of slow bureaucratic four times a year, but it turned out to be approximately 22,000 members. The
action. In fact, there has been no official extremely efficient in spreading the amount of UFO sightings was also
attitude so far. It has taken a lot of information. A couple of local branches gradually increasing.
energy to get active UFO research had also started active operation by In 1970 Mr. Tapani Kuningas was
going in Finland. But we have taken this now, one in the city of Turku and the chosen president of the Inter-
as a challenge and we have succeeded. other in the city of Oulu. planetarian Society. New requests for
The first organization was founded But the following year, 1968, was UFO reports were published in several
in 1960 in the city of Porvoo. It was perhaps the most important year for UFO books. In 1971 a large UFO wave
called the Flying Saucer Club and Finnish UFO research. The backbone took place in Finland. And the first
consisted mostly of active persons from of modern UFO research in Finland, commercially operating magazines
Helsinki. The second organization, the Mr. Tapani Kuningas introduced were founded. The first one, UFO Time
Interplanetarian Society, was founded himself to the members by organizing (Ufoaika in Finnish), went bankrupt
on November 21, 1962. The first the first scientific study of past after a few years, but the second,
president of the organization was a sightings. The material he accumulated ULTRA magazine began to feature all
clergyman, the Reverend Arvi during the study was also the raw aspects of the New Age, not only
Merikallio, and the center of operation material for his first book, "UFO's in the UFO's. At the moment ULTRA
was Helsinki. This organization had a Skies of Finland." Since then he has magazine is the leading New Age
very challenging goal. The Society was published several books. magazine in the Scandinavian
founded for the purpose of spreading When the first American countries. Once or twice a year the
UFO information to the Finnish people. astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, magazine publishes new requests for
This was such an important job that we the Finnish UFO research people UFO reports.
regard this organization as the pioneer presented a request for UFO reports However, what goes up must
of the field, even though it was the on the nationwide radio network. The come down. The second half of the
second organization and not the first request resulted in about 400 letters 1970's was a downhill ride for the
one. These pioneers thought UFOs and the amount of members in the Interplanetarian Society. The Society
were most probably spacecraft built by Interplanetarian Society climbed up to
people from outer space, and they 300, which here in America would mean (continued on next page)
(Workshop, Continued) support, but once again, we take it as a hallucination since it was confirmed by
was officially dissolved last year (1979). challenge and we believe we can do it in radar.
But why did it happen? The major the future. The publicity that we have
reason was the founding of UFO The Greatest Achievements received has contributed to the fact
Research of Finland, which I represent, One of the major achievements of that as many as 40 Finnish-language
on April 29, 1973. There were several UFO Research of Finland was UFO books have appeared in our book
reasons for this. The country had a publication of the radar-visual sighting stores. Most of them have been
couple of dozen local organizations and by military pilots on April 12, 1969, at translations from foreign books, but the
clubs, but they were not able to noon. The story goes like this: local writers have also published a
cooperate. The members had no The pilot's mission was to perform number of volumes.
guidelines for operation and there was a an orientation flight above the Pori UFO Research of Finland has also
general need for a more scientific airport in western Finland. The weather contributed to the making of the first
method of research. And since the was sunny and at an altitude of 3 Finnish-language UFO documentary
Interplanetarians had already done the kilometers there was a strong 100 knot movie. The one-hour movie was made
pioneering work it was , time to wind from the north. Another military by Mr. Raimo Miekka and Mr. Oiva
introduce some new ideas. Mr. officer was sitting beside him in his Nieminen and it was completed only a
Kuningas was chosen chairman of the plane. few weeks ago.
new organization, and from the very After receiving instructions from Our greatest achievements in the
beginning the organization started the Rissala air control the pilot guided field of research have been the UFO
holding UFO conferences and special his plane to the runway. Now he and the fragment case from Kallavesi Lake in
education weekends for members. other man heard a radio conversation 1964 and the Suonenjoki metal retrieval
The publication of our quarterly between a Fouga fighter plane and the case from last year. The fragment case
reports was commenced in spring 1974, training officer on the ground. has been published in MUFON UFO
both in Finnish and in English. In July The officer: "Hey 286, discontinue Journal and the Suonenjoki case has
1975 we started cooperation with the your mission and go to see what those 7 been introduced in our quarterly report
Swedish U.R.D. Foundation in order to balloons above you really are — over." number 3/79. No natural solution has
develop computerized sighting reports. The;plane: "Roger, discontinued. been found for the UFO fragment. It
The report form was first made in I'll go and see them." was neither a geological entity nor a
Swedish and later translated into The officer: "They seem to be meteorite. As far as the Suonenjoki
Finnish and English. In the fall of the stationary above the airfield. I guess the case is concerned, it contains 12 photos
same year we mailed an informative altitude would be something like 1500 to of a mini-ufo and four landing trace
letter to the President of Finland, Mr. 3000 meters. There seem to be 7 of areas with pieces of metal and some red
Urho Kekkonen, hoping to gain public them." liquid in them.
recognition for UFO research. In 1975 it The plane: "Roger, I will climb up." One member on our board of
was time for a new UFO wave and the At this moment the major witness directors, Mr. Urpo Hayrinen, an
amount of sighting reports increased. turned his plane on the runway to see engineer, has created a theory about
Now it was time to start a deeper the balloons better. He saw 7 yellow the possible source of UFO energy.
Scandinavian co-operation. In spring balloon-shaped objects hovering above UFO energy may be produced by
1978. the First Scandinavian UFO the airfield as if observing something. fusion. First you make positrons in a
Conference was held in Norway. A Now the Fouga fighter plane began to meson field and when the positrons
special program for information approach the balloons and the radio collide with electrons they combine and
exchange between the Scandinavian conversation continued. make gravitons. And graviton energy is
countries was agreed upon. Last year I Air control: "We can see them UFO energy. If you want to control
was chosen chairman of the UFO here at the air control." graviton energy you can do it by using
Research of Finland. Mr. Tapani The radar officer: "The radar is magnetic fields. It sounds simple, but it
Kuningas continued his services as observing them." fits with all the EM effects that have
vice-chairman. The training officer: "286, this is been observed around UFOs. Patent is
I could summarize our history by your officer, they seem to move slowly pending here in the United States. As
saying the following. UFO Research of due north, yeah, I think they are gonna far as other theories and ideas are
Finland receives about 100 sighting leave you, you won't catch them any concerned, we believe that there are
reports annually. We mail our quarterly more. They are disappearing in the several explanations to UFO
reports to 20 carefully selected northern skies." phenomena and one of them is most
addresses around the world. We have A few seconds later the same likely parapsychic.
applied for grants from several funds, objects were observed in Vaasa, which There is one interesting aspect in
but so far in vain. And at the moment is about 180 kilometers north of Pori. our international contacts. We have
we have almost 100 members, some of The speed must have been enormous, managed to create a continuing
them investigators and some support and they were flying against heavy dialogue with East European
members. We have not been able to winds so they could not have been investigators. We have contacts with
gain public recognition or public balloons. And it could not have been an
(Continued on next page)
(Workshop, Continued) it has been in operation for about 4 that they have created a continuing
Yugoslavia, Poland, and Russian years. The greatest achievements are dialogue with the Norwegian military
Estonia. We have also become experts as follows: The systematic and officials.
on Russian rocket launchings that take statistical research method for finding The major Danish organization is
place at Plesetsk near the Finnish answers to the questions "Is there really called SUFOI (Scandinavian UFO
border. We can tell Russian rockets something?" and if so "What is it?" The Investigation). It was the first UFO
from real UFO phenomena. computerized sighting report, access to organization in all the Scandinavian
UFO Research of Finland would an IBM 370 computer, systematic countries. It was founded in 1957 and at
like to see a widening of international training scheme supported by a training first it operated as an umbrella
information exchange. We believe that manual, the idea that there must be a organization for all Scandinavian
after each major research project the greatest common denominator for all countries. This sort of pioneering work
investigators should publish the results, UFO cases, and the beginning of joint was extremely valuable. Later on
not only as articles in magazines, but as Scandinavian investigation efforts SUFOI has concentrated on domestic
international information letters mailed based on U.R.D. methods. cases even though they still have
directly to similar organizations in other The U.R.D. Foundation believes members in Norway. At the moment
countries. My organization operates that goals must be defined, the work SUFOI has as many as 6,000 members.
according to the principle of direct mail needed to achieve the goals must be The same portion of population here in
and we hope that other organizations specified, resources must be organized, the U.S. would mean a total of half a
will follow our example. and international cooperation must million members.
We believe that an international lead to, h a r m o n i z a t i o n and UFO research in the Scandinavian
UFO organization should operate standardization. Maybe an Inter- countries is surprisingly lively. We have
within the framework of the United national Committee for UFO Research had limited resources, but we have
Nations, since independent is what we need. been able to make it work. We all hope
international organizations are given a Norway and Denmark to see a deeper international
consultative status at the U.N. If the In Norway the national cooperation in the future, both between
new organization would only perform organization is called the Norsk UFO the various organizations and within
consultative duties, it would not Center (Norwegian UFO Center). the framework of the United Nations.
stumble to the differences of opinion in Their greatest achievement is the fact
the international UFO research
community. In short, we believe that
direct mail and a low profile work at the
U.N. are the keys to a better future of
Sweden (Source: NASA Release No. 80-83)
The pioneering organization in
Sweden has been UFO-SVERIGE
(UFO SWEDEN). Its members can be Voyager 1 Voyager 2
congratulated for a couple of great
achievements: The team-work solution Spacecraft distance from km 1,217,563,695 1,040,456,637
and the UFO Sweden Support Fund. Earth mi 756,559,008 646,509,788
They have based all work on the
activities of local teams. There are at Spacecraft distance to km 206,443,636 421,041,958
least 3 persons in each team. And the Saturn mi 128,278,129 261,623,345
Swedish people can make donations to
the UFO Sweden Support Fund. Spacecraft distance km 1,894,947,312 1,661,572,288
The people of UFO Sweden hope traveled since launch mi 1,177,465,664 1,032,453,152
that the joint endeavours within the
international UFO movement will lead Spacecraft velocity km/sec 45.3 41.6
to a better understanding of the UFO relative to Earth mph 101,429 93,085
phenomena. In small countries like the
Scandinavian countries there is a need Spacecraft velocity km/sec 20.8 17.6
for closer contacts, with bigger and relative to Sun mph 46,509 39,350
stronger organizations in foreign
countries. UFO Sweden is looking Date of Saturn Encounter Nov. 12, 1980 Aug. 27, 1981
forward to a widening of international (closest approach)
information exchange.
The U.R.D. Foundation is the
second major UFO organization in
Sweden. It is scientifically oriented and

By Wayne Laporte

On January 9, 1967, two teenage

brothers, Dan and Grant Jaroslaw, told
local news reporters they had
photographed a discoid-shaped UFO
which hovered for 10 minutes behind
their house in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
The photos showed a discoid with a tail
and antenna in the rear of the craft.
Tree branches were quite visible in the
foreground. The clarity of the photos
along with the fact that the UFO was
seen only a mile from Selfridge Air
Force Base brought a quick
investigative response from the Air
Dr. J. Allen Hynek, than a
consultant with the Air Force's Project
Bluebook, was quoted in REAL
magazine's 1967 Flying Saucers
Pictorial as saying, "Analysis so far does
not show any indication of an obvious
hoax. The striking thing to me is the Photo by Wayne LaPorte inspired by recent controversy on the
similarity these pictures have to other Meier case
photos I have seen and also to verbal
descriptions I've taken from ostensibly to build UFO models. Hopefully, this Monogram also makes a model of
reliable people. To the best of my knowledge will help on any photo cases. the Flying Sub from the TV series
recollection, even the 'antenna' shown And, this information will also enable an "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."
on the back has been previously investigator to build a UFO model for Built as is, it looks remarkably like some
reported, as has the tail structure "(In the den, home library, or special public UFOs that have been seen rising out of
Dr. Hynek's Edmund Scientific tape- displays. the sea.
casette program "UFO/IFO," he says Currently, there are two plastic Monogram also markets a model
he was only partially convinced of the injection molded UFO hobby kits of the Cylon Base Star from the TV
photos being genuine.) available at most hobby stores. series "Battlestar Galactica." The
But, was this an aunthentic photo Lindberg Products, Inc., 8050 N. upper and lower discoid-shaped
case? No. Years later, one of the Monticello Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076 sections can be assembled separately
brothers wrote Dr. Hynek and makes a 6-inch diameter discoid model to make two UFOs.
confessed that they had hoaxed the molded of "glow-in-the-dark" plastic. It Also, Monogram puts out a kit of
encounter by photographing a model has a bubble canopy and comes the U.S.S. Skipjack atomic submarine
on a very fine thread. Their motive — complete with a "little green man." which can easily be converted into a
they merely wanted some attention. Monogr?.m Models, Inc., 8601 cigar-shaped UFO model. Only the two
Now we have improved photo Waukegan Rd., Morton Grove, IL hull halves need be glued together.
analysis techniques, including 60053 manufactures a 7l/2" diameter However, to create a blunt exhaust end
computer enhancement analysis, to model (in one inch equals six feet scale) will require use of a hobby razor saw or
help "weed out" such hoaxes. of the bell-shaped UFO in "The hot knife. Use either one of these tools
Nevertheless, it's possible to create Invaders" TV series. The kit comes to remove the rear tip to simulate an
some astounding fakes if one is well- with both a humanoid crew and exhaust port at the tail end.
skilled in model building and humans (MIB or abductees!) The top Many arts and crafts stores stock
photography. The intent of this report can be removed to reveal a detailed clear plastic vacuformed transparent
is to brief investigators on how easy it is interior. domes, bubbles, and spheres. By

(Model UFOs, Continued) NEW MOVIE "HANGAR 18"
trimming and joining these parts with
sheet plastic stock, many different DEPICTS UFO RETRIEVAL
types of half-moon, saturn-type,
discoids, and bell-shaped craft can be Sunn Classics Productions, headquartered in Salt Lake City, has released a
built. Scissors or an Xacto knife will be film --fiction-entitled "Hangar 18" surmising what would happen if the government
required to cut the plastic. Cut edges retrieved a flying saucer. It surmises that a vast cover-up would en<=ue, with violent
can be sanded smooth with wet-dry repressive action toward those in the know. A few years ago Sunn Classics was
sandpaper. Liquid plastic cement working on a factual documentary to feature reported "retrieval" cases. Why they
should be used to glue parts together as switched to fiction, and what effect this will have on efforts to ascertain the truth, is
regular plastic tube cement has a not known.
tendency to eat through thin plastic. Contributing Editor Mildred Biesele visited Sunn Classics headquarters,
Finally, the assembled model should be talked to representatives, and obtained still photographs from the movie, one of
spray painted silver. Testors makes a which is shown here. Chuck Sellier, president of Sunn Classics, recently described
very good silver spray paint available in their use of computers to determine what people want to see, and people were
small spray cans. found to be very interested in UFOs. "They believe that flying saucers exist, they
Also, many craft stores stock a believe that the government has come kind of contact with flying saucers, and they
large selection of balls, cones, eggs, and presume that if the government had, they would not teli anyone," he said. "Almost
cones made of styrofoam. These 80% of the population believes literally in those statements."
shapes can be spray painted or Sellier also reported that the Defense Department refused to cooperate with
airbrushed to simulate "glowing them, and suggested "they might seek an injunction to keep us from making the
UFOs." picture." The company was forced to find an abandoned Air Force base as a
Plastic LEGGS hosiery containers production site; other scenes were shot in the mountains around Salt Lake City.
make excellent egg-shaped UFOs.
Half-moon UFOs can be created by
using the half-sections and adding sheet
plastic bottoms to the half-sections.
Many , hobby stores sell model
rocket parts which include nose cones
and body tubes of different sizes. These
parts can be used to make conical and
cylindrical UFOs.
Spherical craft can be modeled by
spray painting hard rubber balls or ping
pong balls. Windows in the ping pong
balls can be made by drilling holes with
a power drill or hobby motor tool.
Airborne "flying saucer" photo
hoaxes can be accomplished by
throwing hubcaps, frisbees, frisbees
with vacuformed domes glued to them,
or weighted scratch-built UFO models
made of vacuformed domes. And, a
manufacturer of gas-powered model
airplanes has just marketed a gas- ,,v,ii..c**to-..*«..w«.~-. ua^j^^ AUtNS NASA n-fpa
ctoeh [P&nQiQ toiiw
W mews Mongol lfl "
powered UFO!
Anyone with a basic knowledge of
electronics and carpentry can
construct a homemade vacuform
machine using a home vacuum cleaner models developed can be very realistic current sci-fi movies attest to what a
as a vacuum pump. This device allows a looking. skilled modeler and photographer can
heated piece of plastic (which in a The appearance of UFO models do. A simple technique is to photograph
heated state is like a sheet of rubber) to can be enhanced by installing miniature the UFO hanging on a string or fishing
be sucked over a mold until it cools to lamps, light emitting diodes, and fiber line, make a blow-up of the photo,
form a rigid plastic shape conforming to optics. Lighted models photographed airbrush out the string and add haze,
the original mold. Pots, pans, dishes, in low light conditions while suspended and then re-photograph the touched-up
bowls, or shapes carved out of balsa by fishing line can produce very photo using a close-up lens. (See
wood can be used as molds. This takes authentic-looking UFO photo hoaxes. accompanying photo. "Dust swirl" on
some time and skill to do, but the The realism of scenes from many ground created by airbrush.)

By Dr. Louis Winkler

(MUFON Consultant in Astronomy)

(The following note is based on an affair was the prominent French disks transiting the sun was F. von P.
article by Dr. Winkler entitled "Vulcan astronomer, U.J.J. Leverrier, who was Gruithison. In 1819 he made five such
and Other 19th Century UFOs" which given principal credit for the discovery observations which many other
won "Honorable Mention" in the 1980 of Neptune in 1846. His highly astronomers later took as observations
competition sponsored by the Griffith respected reputation in the field of of an intra-Mercurial planet. And it
Observatory of Los Angeles, for celestial mechanics and conviction of apparently did not bother too many
writings in popular astronomy. The the existence of Vulcan helped sway people that in 1821 and 1822 Gruithison
article will eventually appear in the many to believe in Vulcan also. If also saw clouds on the moon as well as
Griffith Observer.) Leverrier was able to predict the urban developments in progress with
Vulcan has long been classified existence of a new planet with the aid of "streets, buildings and fortifications."
among the strange phenomena, and theoretical astronomy, why not a Of course with our modem direct
Charles Fort included commentary and second planet in a similar fashion? In exploration of the moon we find no
source references regarding the object addition to the many observations of atmosphere or sign of life or
in his collected works. More specific Vulcan made by others, Leverrier was archeological remains of cities.
associations of Vulcan and UFOs have linked to other unusual observations It is unlikely that the above
also been made, especially in the listing when in 1864 he filed a report with the observers or others confused their
by Jacques Vallee as part of Flavio prestigious French Academy of small, round spots with sunspots
Pereira's collection of early UFO Science of a phenomenon occurring in because sunspots are identified by their
phenomena. Pereira's valuable work is the sky. His report consisted of three irregular shape arid shadowy peripheral
a relatively obscure publication entitled letters from witnesses regarding a structure. Further, sunspots reappear
"O Livro Vermelho Dos Discos "large, luminous torpedo shaped about one month later as the sun
Voadores" which appeared during 1966 object," which is similar to some of our rotates, but these small, round spots
in Sao Paulo. more modern UFO reports. did not. Possibly their observations
The 19th century was an era of Apparently Leverrier never made any were of a residual ring of material close
discovery for astronomy involving unusual observations himself since his to the sun. It was only in 1977 that
nearly 100 new objects in the solar time was consumed as a theorist and Uranus was shown to have rings, and
system, including comets, asteroids, administrator. only in 1979 that a ring of Jupiter was
moons of planets, and the planets The person who triggered the discovered. But, if there was ring
Neptune and Vulcan. During this intensive search for Vulcan in 1859 was material about the sun during the 19th
century numerous professional E. Lescarbault, a French physician and century it is difficult to explain why
astronomers thought they saw Vulcan, amateur astronomer. Although many none is detected now.
which often appeared as a small, black before Lescarbault saw unexplained A German astronomer, J.G. Galle,
disk slowly crossing the face of the sun. small, dark disks cross the sun, the air was the first to see the planet Neptune
It allegedly had an orbit well contained of discovery was strong and Leverrier in 1846 with the guidance of Leverrier's
within the orbit of Mercury, but the felt that Lescarbault had seen an intra- calculations, and he received the Red
planet has never been confirmed Mercurial planet. So Leverrier made an Eagle medal for his contribution. Galle,
definitively. Although Vulcan is unlike announcement to the French Academy however, went on to make one of the
modem UFO accounts of vehicles or of Science, urging observers to search most bizarre astronomical observ-
encounters, there may still be for an intra-Mercurial planet. ations ever recorded in the professional
something to glean regarding the Lescarbault not only thought he saw journals. In 1873 he and others saw a
associated psychological phenomena. Vulcan in 1859 but he also thought he "meteor that first appeared to emerge
Many competent astronomers not only saw a nova in 1885, which at the time and separate itself from the disk of the
thought they saw Vulcan but were also was a candidate for being only the planet Mars and enter our
involved in other unusual observations. second nova to be discovered atmosphere." Another astronomer, H.
The following is a brief account of these telescopically. This candidacy, Sage, who also observed the
frailties of the mind where the individual however, was quickly terminated when phenomenon said "the planet appeared
is faced with critical decisions of reality it was discovered that Lescarbault as if it was breaking up and dividing into
or illusion. mistook the planet Saturn for the Nova. two parts." Not only is Mars still in one
The central figure in the Vulcan Among the astronomers who piece, distance and time considerations
made early observations of small, dark of the "meteor" indicate that the speed
BOOK REVIEW do, either consciously or sub- contribution of that shameless shaman
consciously — a disarming literary of saucerism, George Adamski). Of the
UFO's: The Greatest Mystery, by device, to say the least, and one that contactee clan, Ms. Evans ponders:
Hilary Evans (New Jersey: Chartwell allows and encourages the reader to
Books, Inc.), 1979; 94 p. (Oversize suspend any preconceived notions What motivation lies behind their
about the reality of reported UFO extraordinary claims? Somebody certainly
book produced in England, printed in is being taken for a ride, but who? Though
Hong Kong.) encounters. It's the poetry of the
some acquired a short-lived celebrity, and a
observer from afar, casting not few made a little money from books and
When I rounded up the other two judgment but perspective upon her lecturing, by and large the contactees made
1979-vintage members of this genre of chosen subject. no worthwhile material gains. Rather it
Ms. Evans's commentary on what seems as though the phenomenon
UFO book for a review in the MUFON represents another aspect of that strange
UFO Journal (Jan. 1980), this she terms the "six shades of
psychological compulsion which spurs so
particular volume had escaped my strangeness" — lights, shapes, radar many people to make false confessions
attention. Now, thanks to a bit of observations, and boardings — is a when a particularly'sensational murder is
serendipity during my recent canvass of model of restraint in these days of reported by the media, or to report visions
extremist mouthings by pro and con of the Blessed. Virgin. It is not deliberate
a Walden's Book Store in Newport . . deceit, not calculated greed for fame or
News, Va., I'm able to remedy the UFO theorists. Her Fortean-
fortune — just a lonely impulse, part comic
omission. For stowed on the lower shelf philosophic approach is maintained and part pathetic.
of a display table were three copies of throughout, and renews the reader's
Ms. Evans's work, each bearing a sales commitment to Charles Fort's tradition From that discussion, the author
sticker reading "$4.95." Even before of enlightened skepticism in journeying proceeds to the q u e s t i o n of
heading to the checkout counter, I was through the tricky landscape of "conspiracy" to account for the world
abuzz with hopes of rendering a contemporary UFOIogy, whether one governments' reluctance to take the
studious comparison of this completion be a novice traveler (to which this book UFO matter seriously. Then she dips
of the trilogy. "On a scale of 1 to 3," seems aimed) or a seasoned explorer. further into the controversy by serving
asked my daughter, Gretchen (whom I The scenery along the way up a desciption of the "Three Men in
deploy as a UFO-book scout when I includes several classic histories Black" post-UFO e n c o u n t e r
enter a book store in her selected, summarized, and illustrated syndrome.
neighborhood), "how will you rate this to pose a thesis: "If these people saw What gives this encyclopedic
one?" Before answering her, let me give what they said they saw, then these study its enduring quality is its
you a rundown on contents and objects, whatever they are, must surely willingness to ask the hard questions —
packaging. be the most remarkable phenomena hard not just for the "nonbeliever" in
The text accompanying these ever reported by anyone, anywhere, at UFO reality, but also for the "true
colorful illustrations — both any time." Among the landmarks of this believer," that person who zealously
photographs and drawings — begins eclectic, chronological journey are the clings to the flimsiest threads of UFOric
with a poem by an 11-year-old witness prophetic insights of the early science- theory or thesis. Indeed, the book's last
to a UFO sighting. To reduce an ages- fiction writers, the case for "natural seven topics are framed as questions on
old, worldwide mystery to the level of causes," the "airship" invasion of 1897 the possible origin of the pesky UFO's:
poetry is no mean feat, of course; but in America, the foo fighters/ghost "Natural phenomena? Here on Earth?
that's just what the author sets out to rockets era, the Kenneth Arnold saga, From under the ocean? Extrater-
the Capt. Mantell death, the contactee restrial? All in the mind? Alternative
heyday (including the dubious (Continued on page 17)
(Vulcan, Continued)
of light was exceeded, violating deduced from their observations that 20th century there is an air of
Einstein's special theory of relativity. they saw different objects; and were acceptance of interplanetary travel
Two noteworthy American thus implying that there were two since astronauts have set foot on the
astronomers who participated in Vulcans, neither admitted to error in moon, and scientists have landed
observations of Vulcan were J.C. observation. It is likely that each of instruments on Mars and Venus, and
Watson and L. Swift. In 1869 Watson these observers mistook stars in rhe made flybys of Mercury and Jupiter.
received the Lelande medal for vicinity of the sun for Vulcan during the Could the expectation of further extra-
discovering numerous asteroids, while time of the eclipse. terrestrial travel produce over-
Swift discovered 14 comets from the During the 19th century there was interpreted visual sightings of UFOs? If
year 1877 to 1899, making him one of an air of expectation of discovery in the the analogy between 20th century
the most prolific comet discoverers in solar system causing many to see a non- UFOs and 19th century Vulcan holds,
the history of astronomy. But in spite of existent planet and possibly other then we should expect a significant
their observational skills each saw an illusionary phenomena. And among proportion of the UFOs authenticated
object in the vicinity of the sun during a these observing vignettes of Vulcan by ufologists to be illusionary.
total eclipse in 1877 which he thought to there is a thread of thought which is
be Vulcan. Although it could be remindful of our modem UFOs. In the
By Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
(Guardia Civil,9,D-16, VALENCIA-20, Spain)

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LDLN, XV, 119, August 1972, 21-23; "UFO's and E-M Radiation," G.G. Journal, 132, November-December
XVI, 122, February 1973, 24-26; 123, Doel, BUFORA Journal, HI, 4, Autumn 1978, 18.
March 1973, 24-25; and 127, August- 1971, 4-6.
September 1973, 26-27. "Estudio de la cinta grabada por Javier
"Courrier Resufo," Michel Monnerie, Bosque," Alberto Adell y Pedron Acronyms used: FSR for Flying Saucer
LDLN, XVI, 125, May 1973, 24-26. Redon, STENDEK, IV, 13, June 1973, Review, and LDLN for Lumieres dans
"UFO/VECTOR: M u l t i - P u r p o s e 3-18; and "Nuevos aspectos tecnicos la Nuit.
Instrument Console," PSI--Journal of sobre el caso de Javier Bosque,"
Instrumented UFO Research, I, 1, Ponencias tecnicas del primer
October 1975, 7-8.
"La station automatique pour detector
congreso nacional de Ufologia,
STENDEK-CEI, Barcelona, February MUFON
les OVNI," SVEPS, Le Nouueau Defi 1978, 31-41.
des OVNI, Claude Bourret, France- 103 OLDTOWNE RD.
"Echantillonnages sur les sites d'
Empire, Paris, 1976, 259-266. atterrissages pour analyses SEGUm,TX 78155
"The Operation Argus Concept: A mineralogiques," L.-L. R., LDLN,
New Look at UFO Event Sharing and XVIII, 145, May 1975, 24-25.
Data Sharing," Ray Stanford, "Carces (Var) le 10 fevrier 1975," M.
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Conference, Center for UFO Studies, 1975, 12-14.



Occasionally, the unexplained had seen a bright, blinking beam of light communities below.
events which we, as UFO researchers envelop their pick-up truck on an Rather hesitatingly, Kriese said
investigate on behalf of other witnesses, isolated stretch of mountain road in that the last of these incidents was
are manifested before our own eyes. nearby Little Tunjunga Canyon. about one month prior to the date of the
When this occurs, we are in most cases Kriese reported that he and reported Sylmar landing (March 6,
unprepared and startled, just as any several other young people traveled up 1977), which would place it sometime in
other witness. Regrettably, ufology has the severely-rutted fire road late at February 1977. On this last occasion,
not yet reached the stage where night. Four miles off the main paved the group experienced what seemed to
researchers have at their disposal highway, they parked their vehicle on a be a time lapse of about 15 minutes
proper tracking and documenting widened place .in the road, where a flat during their frantic ride down the fire
equipment to fully record a UFO event. piece of ground formed a sort of road, chased by the brilliant light. One
The following incident, which plateau. of the young men had noticed the time
seems in my opinion to fit peripherally Suddenly, at about 11:00 p.m., a the light appeared, and it seemed that it
into an "unidentified flying object" bright flash of light descended upon had taken their vehicle about 20
classification, occurred on September their truck, startling them. Kriese could minutes longer than usual to make the
7,1978.1 have waited this long to report see the brilliant white light relfected on trip down to the paved highway.
it because it was controversial even the hood. The light repeated flashing Kriese made no claims regarding
among the four researchers who with frequent but irregular rhythm. this apparent lapse of time. The idea of
witnessed it. However, recently other None of the group could see the source hypnotic regression was suggested to
UFO researchers in this area have of the light, except that it seemed to him as a possible means of clarifying the
urged that it be published. The event come directly from the sky above. incident, and the young guard seemed
indicated that there are possibly Fearfully, they sped back down the amenable toward this. Later, however,
conuentiona/ objects flying in our skies chuck-holed road as fast as they could. he withdrew from any further
which cannot, under ordinary The light followed their truck precisely, investigation, and contact with him was
circumstances, be positively identified flashing periodically. Each time, the lost. There are two possible reasons by
as conventional. glow streamed over their car, as if Kriese ceased his cooperation: Either
Our-"night on the mountain" and traveling in perfect unison with them. the landing report made by Kriese on
its subsequent events began as a result As soon as they turned onto the paved March 6, 1977, was frowned upon by
of interviews held by MUFON main highway, the light disappeared. the security company for which he
investigator Morrey Allan and myself Kriese could remember no sounds worked, or members of his family
with Douglas Kriese, an 18-year-old accompanying the strange light. resented the investigators' interest in
security guard who reportedly viewed Intrigued by this first incident, the their son.
an "apple-colored" glowing object land group of young people went back at Whatever Kriese's reasons,
near a manufacturing plant in .Sylmar, least twice to check it out. Each time, at Morrey Allen and I were fascinated by
California.1 In the course of our about 11:00 p.m. the light reappeared, his report of the regularly recurring
prolonged investigation, Kriese related flashing down upon their vehicle, and nature of the chasing light and
to us that a group of his friends and he the incredible chase down the determined to check out the situation
mountain would begin anew. Always, ourselves. The bitter night chill of
the light abruptly left them as they winter and torrential rains of the
1. See MUFON UFO Journal, March 1978, reached the paved highway which led following spring prevented speedy
"California Report" column. further down the mounain to the settled (Continued on next page)
(California Report, Continued) latitude, Capella has enough of a light at any time and, like us, saw only
followup, and the fire road was washed northerly declination to appear to be one manifestation of the light beam.
out in places during subsequent rising up and eastward (for a short The light went out quickly and was
flooding. while). It was a rare and unexpected not repeated. Leaping from our cars,
Finally, however, on September 7, treat for inveterate city dwellers. we saw the craft, still with a broad,
1978, a group of four investigators took We settled back to await 11:00 smear of golden-yellow light covering
two cars up the same dirt road Kriese p.m. As that hour approached, we what now seemed to be the back
had pointed out to us. In one car were suddenly saw a bright yellow light in the bottom portion of the hull, leisurely fly
Allen, his daughter Mickey, and west. When first seen, it was about off straight to the east. By the time we
myself. In the secnd car were Raymond magnitude —1 but quickly grew in size. piled out of the cars, the craft was about
Bayless and D. Scott Rogo, well-known In about a minute it was approximately 70 degrees high in the east. It had taken
Southland psychic researchers who 70 degrees elevation and about only a few seconds to travel 40 degrees.
were interested in UFOs and the magnitude —5. Through the open Still there were no other identifying
inherent parapsychological aspects windows of Allen's car we heard a or navigational lights visible. It traveled
apparent in many reports. muted but unmistakable sound of a a straight easterly course away from us
About 4 miles up the unpaved fire helicopter, flying about 1,000 feet above and disappeared in apparently normal
road, we reached the wide place in the the terrain. The only lighting on the fashion into the distance. Shortly
road which had been described by otherwise invisible body of the craft was afterward, we headed for our
Kriese. We parked the two cars off the a curious "smear" of golden-yellow , respective homes.
road about 200 feet apart (pointed light. No other identifying lights were What kind of helicopter flies
down the trail for a quick getaway) and visible. without proper navigational lights? No
waited. We oriented our directions by The smeared light is difficult to flashing white strobe lights, or red or
the stars and watched the sky. describe, and even among the five green lights, or any color of navigational
The evening was clear, crisp, and observers there was controversy about lights, blinking or steady. Only that
dark. The moon, still in crescent stage, it. Rogo did not see anything odd about smear of golden light along the hull, the
was not visible. There was absolutely the yellow light, and feels the only like of which I had never seen before.
no source of light from any direction on unusual thing about the helicopter was Allen later suggested that the "smear"
the darkened road. By walking about 50 the lack of blinking lights. However, the might be luminous paint, perhaps a
yards to the south we could see, down rest of the observers felt that the yellow means of recognition by persons who
the steep mountainside, the faraway light, ragged but yet self-contained, was for reasons of their own prefer not to
foothill communities. We were at about not part of any normal lighting for any use conventional, legally required, and
5,000 feet, and the lights clumped kind of aircraft. The only way I can easily recognized lighting. But the
together like spilled displays of describe the effect as I saw it is this: take smear looked too brilliant to be
industrial diamonds. It was cold in the the incandescence of a burning bulb ordinary luminous paint.
open, however, even though it was still filament, color it golden, and smear it I do not mean to suggest that the
summer, for the unrestrained wind like paint on the hull of a flying craft. As craft was one of the so-called "mystery
brought the chill factor down to wintry the helicopter flew in a straight path helicopters" of UFO fame. Except for
standards. We decided to wait in the closer toward us, we could see that the the odd lighting, its flight behavior was
cars. smeared light covered a large portion of normal. Convinced that we had seen
Sometime around 10:30, from the hull and did not relfect light onto the what Kriese had described, Allen and I
Allen's car, we sighted a yellowish light unlit portion. felt rewarded for the experience, even
of first degree magnitude rising above On a whim I signalled the though the craft had not chased our car
the low horizon in the north-northeast. helicopter with my flashlight. Almost down the fire road in a headlong chase.
It took an easterly course as it crept immediately, Allen's car in which three But this brought up another minor
slowly upward, at an angular speed of of us were sitting was flooded by a beam puzzling point. Why should the truck in
about 3 degrees during 10 minutes. This of bright light, bluish-white in color. It which Kriese and his buddies traveled
course negated our first impression came from the craft above us, but we be harrassed by repeated flashes of
that it might be a star. We were were too startled to watch the action. light as they sped down the unpaved
expectant, and Allen, Mickey, and I We drew in our heads like startled road? It was suggested that the craft
took turns flashing a light toward it in turtles. pursued Kriese and his friends because
hopes of attracting attention. Our Bayless, sitting in Rogo's car they seemed to be running away. Our
signals produced no reaction, and behind us, saw the light beam stream two cars, sitting stationary on the side
presently to the right of the bright light a down, extending perhaps 50 feet out of the fire road, apparently warranted
group of three smaller white lights were onto the vegetation on each side of the no more than a cursory glance from
seen rising alongside it. It was then that road. But curiously, Bayless thought whoever piloted the craft. Since we did
it became apparent that the bright that the beam, which was sustained for not run away, and because we were in
object was Capella, and the smaller a short time but not confined to a quick, two cars instead of one, did the pilot of
accompanists were the "kids" of "the sudden flash, had been directed toward the craft decide that we were not
goat." Although not circumpolar at our Rogo's car instead of Allen's. He did not signalling for help? Whatever, it seems
remember seeing Allen's car bathed in
(California Report, Continued) I Mark R. Herbstritt
we did not w a r r a n t f u r t h e r that usually helicopter pilots, when
using their searchlights, have to search
I continued to puzzle, however,
around a bit with their light beams
before precisely focusing them on a
over the manner in which the helicopter
immediately flooded the position of our
car without first searching for the
specific target.
Therefore, this apparently normal Notes
precise spot. This aspect is what had helicopter contains two puzzling
puzzled Kriese also, how the light beam aspects: its curious lighting and its THE SKY FOR OCTOBER 1980
precisely hit their x:ar every time it ability to pinpoint an object 1,000 feet Mercury — Although greatest
flashed on, even when traveling down below with instantaneous success. elongation east (25 degrees) occurs on
the bumpy, uncertain road. In spite of our continued curiosity, the 10th (E.S.T.), this is a very
no return trips have been made by unfavorable elongation. At best the
Why didn't Kriese report hearing
investigators to that lonely wide spot in planet stands 7 degrees above the
noise from the direction of the flashing
light? Young people sitting in cars at the road 5,000 feet above the city lights. southwestern horizon at sunset.
night talk, laugh, and make all sorts of Without adequate surveillance Venus — It rises about 3% hours
commotion. The soft whir of the high- equipment, what would be gained? before the sun, and is well up in the
flying chopper must have gone Could a camera with . tripod and southeast at sunrise. It passes 0.3
unnoticed, especially during their noisy telephoto lens capture a picture of the degree south of Regulus on the 4th, and
confusion which broke out each time craft? What would a spectrogram of the 0.5 degree north of Jupiter on the 30th.
the light beam flooded their vehicle. yellow-golden light reveal? Where is the Mars — It is very low in the southwest
My subsequent efforts to identify equipment, the time, and the funds for at sunset, and sets less than 2 hours
this strangely-lit craft met with no such research? For the time being, our later. On the 2nd, it passes 1.0 degree
success. Contacting the local FAA only night on the mountain will have to south of Uranus, and on the 24th, it
confirmed what we alread knew — that remain as it is — a blend of identified passes 4 degrees north of Antares.
readily visible and recognizable flying and unidentified, an unsolved mystery. Jupiter — In Virgo, it rises about 2
lights are legally required on all A final question. If unmarked hours before the sun, and is low in the
helicopters, military, police, sheriff, fire helicopter(s) with illegal lighting travel east at sunrise.
department, and private alike. The boldly and repeatedly over the Saturn — In Virgo, it rises about 1%
most logical explanation seemed to be mountains east of the heavily populated hours before the sun, and is low in the
that the helicopter was a regular Los Angeles Basin, are other aircraft, east at sunrise.
surveillance craft for the forestry equally enigmatic, flying over other
service in the area. areas of our country? Do they belong, The Orionid Meteor shower occurs
I called the A g r i c u l t u r e perhaps, to some type of governmental from the 18th to the 23rd.
Deparment, which conducts forestry authority which declines to obey FAA
services for the Angeles Crest laws? Could this be a partial MOON PHASES (E.S.T.)
Mountains, and learned that there are explanation, at least, to some "UFO" New Moon — October 8 at 9:50 p.m.
reports? First Quarter — October 16 at 10:47
no regular night surveillance flights
from this department. The only time p.m.
helicopters fly over the mountains on (Book Review, Continued) Full Moon — October 23 at 3:52 p.m.
behalf of the Forestry Service is in the universe? Menace or miracle?" And Last Quarter — October 30 at 11:33
case of brush fires. The local Sheriff finally, the author's invitation to join in a.m.
Department sometimes patrols in the the exploration of those issues ends in a
mountains above Tujunga, but usually question:
not at night. There are helicopters from
the Los Angeles Police Department, Man is pushing back the frontiers of so doing take a vital step forward in
other city police departments, and knowledge faster now than ever in his knowledge and understanding. Perhaps
military and private helicopters which history, and though some of us still continue that is the secret of the UFO: perhaps it is a
to behave with appalling stupidity, as a sum scribbled oh a blackboard, seemingly
travel at night over the mountains whole the human race seems to be meaningless to our eyes, but designed by
and/or foothills, but all of these, without increasing in wisdom as well as in know- some great teacher to stretch our minds a
exception, are required by the FAA to how. Many today would scorn the little further?
bear proper and easily recognizable suggestion that the UFO has a vital part to
lighting. play in that development. Yet man has So now, Gretchen, back to your
.always increased his knowledge by solving
In speaking with Mr. Yarbrough, - the problems which perplexed him: in trying question: on a scale of 1 to 3, where do I
Fire ; Management Officer for the to solve the problem of the UFO — surely place this contribution to graphic
Tujunga District of the Forestry the most perplexing phenomenon which UFOlogy? I'll answer .this way: let's
Service, I was unable to obtain any , has ever confronted man — he may have to hope that by the time you try your hand
useful information as to the possible redraft established laws of physics, rethink at UFO-book reviewing you will have
identity of the chopper we viewed on existing notions of space and, time, make
whatever changes to the structure of his been schooled in the art of
September 7, 1978. Besides the puzzle knowledge that have to be made to s i d e s t e p p i n g such i r r e l e v a n t
of the lack of proper lighting, he stated accomodate this new phenomenon, and in comparisons.-Larry W. Bryant
(Director's Message, Continued) crash/retrievals, or do they constitute a alternative realities such as ghosts
agencies in the past when a person was systematic pattern to discredit the communications with the dead, and
dealing with sensitive issues. Your parties involved? Only concentrated close encounters with UFOs are
Director is soliciting from Journal and detail study will reveal the truths. included.
readers one of the posters advertised . Two new State Section Directors The book is indexed in such a
by Ancient Astronauts magazine, since were appointed since the last issue of geographical manner that finding a
it appears doubtful that I will receive the Journal. Dana M. Schmidt, J.D., a particular event, or a particular kind of
one from the original source. patent attorney, residing at 47 Aspen event, becomes a simple task. This is
At first it may appear that the Drive, Rochester, NY 14625, has the first, .and the only, case-by-case
bubble has been broken, since this responsibility for the New York bibliography ever devoted to these
explanation implies that one set of the counties of Monroe, Wayne, and strange events. This 1114 paged book,
photographs has a logical answer. Mr. Ontario. Greg Long, a former field priced at $59.95, was published by
Stringfield has been totally aware of the investigator in Colorado now living in Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn.,
probable source of the photographs Washington State, has been assigned and London, England, and released
and why someone or some agency the counties of Franklin, Benton, and August 1980. George had access to all
would desire to discredit the research Walla Walla. A former school teacher, copies of SKYLOOK and the MUFON
he has done in the retrieval cases. Greg is now employed as a technical UFO Journal, starting from September
Leonard has advised your Director that editor. His address is 50 Jadwin, #114, 1967 to the present. He has
the photographs were delivered to him Richland, WA 99352. David G. Walley, acknowledged the help of the following
by a person who secured them from a 525 West End Avenue, New York; NY MUFON members in his book: Lucius
second party that is a member of an 10024, has volunteered as a Research Parish, Robert G. Neeley, Jr., and
intelligence agency. With this Specialist. Walter H. Andrus, Jr.
knowledge, most investigators would Stanton T. Friedman and his family After three years of publishing
probably cease and desist further have moved from Hay ward, Calif., to problems, Thomas E. Bearden,
research into the photos, but this has the capital city of New Brunswick. They MUFON Consultant in Nuclear
not deterred Mr. Stringfield. Len is have established a residence at 110 Engineering, has published his new
exploring every scientific avenue to Kings College Road, Fredericton, NB book titled "The Excalibur Briefing" in
determine the authenticity of the E3B 2E7, Canada. Stan has been which he explains paranormal
p h o t o g r a p h s by s e c u r i n g the invited to represent MUFON as the phenomena. Mr. Bearden presented a
professional advice of medical people, Provincial Director for both New paper at the 1979 MUFON UFO
photographers, zoologists, and Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He has Symposium in San Francisco and
biologists, who are conducting advised that the producer of his film submitted a published paper for the
extensive tests. Their results, to date, "UFOs Are Real" has changed the title 1980 MUFON UFO Symposium
have been very enlightening on the to "Alien Encounter," but still has not Proceedings, so many readers are
positive side, t h e r e f o r e the released the movie to the theaters. It is familiar with his work. Colonel Bearden
investigation continues. available from your' local Fotomat endeavors to show precisely what
The September 30th issue of the outlet on one-half inch video tape under UFOs are and how they are formed,
Globe, a weekly tabloid featured a story its original name for either VHS or Beta what the bioenergy is in Hieronymus
titled "Photos of dead alien expose reproduction. devices, thought photography, psychic
UFO cover-up." More than forty We are extremely proud to surgery, and psychokinetics. He
photographs of a wrecked UFO and its announce the publication of a new book explains the strange cattle mutilations,
charred pilot were given to Charles J. compiled by George M. Eberhart, and shows that UFO waves precisely fit
Wilhelm, Dennis Pilichis, and Willard MUFON Staff Librarian, titled "A Geo- predictions for the future. This is a
M c l n t y r e by a v e t e r a n navy Bibliography of Anomalies: Primary Strawberry Hill Press/Walnut Hill
photographer who has kept them Access to Observations of UFOs, paperback book with 266 pages of
secret for 32 years. Mr. Wilhelm, a Ghosts, and Other Mysterious explanations, drawings, and
MUFON State Section Director living Phenomena." This is a culmination of photographs that may be purchased for
in Fairfield, Ohio, released two of the many years of research by Mr. Eberhart $8.95 by writing to Tom Bearden, 1902
photos for publication in the GLOBE, on paranormal experiences covering Willis Road S.E., Huntsville, AL 35801.
purported to show a charred body, 20,000 separate events from across the As announced in the September
allegedly that of a UFO pilot who United States, as well as Canada and 1980 issue of the MUFON UFO
crashed in northern Mexico, about 30 Greenland. Biological, physical, and Journal, the 1981 MUFON UFO
miles south of Laredo, Texas, in 1948. meteorological mysteries are examined Symposium will be held July 24,25, and
These photographs will require the from lake monsters to spontaneous 26, 1981, at Kresge Auditorium at
same painstaking investigation that Mr. human combustion. Parapsychology is Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stringfield has conducted in his represented by cases of poltergeist, (M-I.T.) in Cambridge (Boston), Mass.,
research to determine their clairvoyance, precognition, psychic hosted by MUFON of Massachusetts
authenticity. Are these alleged photography, and many other psychic with Joe Santagelo, Eastern Regional
photographs a "break through" in processes. Phenomena suggesting Director, serving as chairman.D

Lucius Parish

In Others' Words

The September 2 issue of concern ourselves with his criticisms of — stories. But, did something actually
NATIONAL ENQUIRER contains THE SIRIUS MYSTERY." The lack of happen near Roswell, New Mexico, in,
Leonard Stringfield's comments on the substantiation in the various "super- July 1947, which served as an
various descriptions of UFO entities skeptic" charges is also demonstrated inspiration or starting point for all the
which have been reported through the by a long refutation of an Oberg article rumors? This is the theme of the new
years. An excerpt from THE on Velikovsky in the October issue of book by Charles Berlitz and William L.
Berlitz and William L. Moore appears in A couple of interesting articles on The authors contend, on the basis of
the September 16 ENQUIRER issue. phantom submarines and Bigfoot can their extensive research into the story,
The August 26 issue of THE STAR be found in the #19 issue of TRUE that a UFO did crash in the New
reports on the widespread UFO UFOs & OUTER SPACE QUARTER- Mexico desert, with its remains
sightings in Argentina on June 14,1980. LY, but most of the other material is (including alien humanoids) being
A wave of UFO reports from the rehash and/or non-UFO-related. The confiscated by the military and taken to
Hillsboro, N.H., area is detailed in the same could be said for the #12 issue of Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson Air
September 9 issue. A three-part series IDEAL'S UFO MAGAZINE and the #9 Force Base), Ohio.
'of articles by Dr. J. Allen Hynek is issue of UFO UPDATE, although the The book is marred by the
featured in the September 16, 23, and latter publication does have a few items inclusion of unverified material (though
30 issues of THE STAR. of interest. not necessarily information pertaining
Harry Lebelson contributes the Well-known astronomer Dr. directly to the book's central theme),
"UFO Update" column in September Robert Jastrow contributes an article but when the authors stick to the
OMNI, discussing the theories of the on UFOs to the November/December events which allegedly occurred near
late Dr. Carl Jung and how they might issue of the "new" SCIENCE DIGEST. Roswell, they provide some fascinating
pertain to UFO contactee reports. Although Dr. Jastrow draws no firm data. There is no proof that crashed
James Oberg's column in the October conclusions on UFO visitations, he saucers exist, but there is certainly
OMNI is largely devoted to the Val does not rule out the possibility of enough information to strongly suggest
Johnson case from Minnesota, highly advanced extraterrestrials being that they do. THE ROSWELL
suggesting that the possibility of a hoax responsible for some of the reports. INCIDENT makes for highly interesting
or prank cannot be ruled out. Attempting to keep up with what reading. It is available for $10.00 from
The contents of October UFO used to be the INTERNATIONAL Grossett & Dunlap, Inc., 51 Madison
REPORT includes articles by Jerome UFO REPORTER seems to be as Avenue, New York, NY 10010. If you
Clark, Jim Miles, Stanton Friedman, difficult as keeping up with UFOs! The prefer an autorgraphed copy, these
Ronald Edwards, and others. Topics IUR ceased publication, with plans to may be obtained from William L. Moore
covered include the "crashed saucers" publish a column of UFO news in each at P.O. Box 1845, Prescott, AZ
reports, UFO ground effects, UFO bi-monthly issue of PROBE. After two 86302. Add $1.25 for postage and
films, the California "airships" of 1896, issues, that publication has now folded handling.
etc. and the "IUR" material has been shifted
The October issue of FATE has an to SECOND LOOK (now re-titl«d
article by Robert K.G. Temple, "In FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE). It will
Defense of THE SIRIUS MYSTERY," now (supposedly) appear in each issue
which is a response to James Oberg's . of that magazine. Stay tuned for our
skeptical • look at the Temple next installment in this continuing saga! MUFON
book/theory (FATE, November 1978). We've heard them for 30 years,
Temple concludes his article by saying, those fascinating, but apocryphal, 103 OLDTOWNE RD.
"In my view, it is pointless to attack stories of how UFOs supposedly SEGUIN,TX 78155
someone in print unless you can crashed in Mexico or Arizona or New
substantiate what you are saying. Since Mexico or any one of a few dozen other
Oberg cannot do so, we need not locations. Mostly, they've been just that

Walt Andrus

On October 11,1980, a "MUFON and disclose what they have seen ancient civilization far superior to our
Mini-Symposium" was held at the Main provided that their names are not own. By special arrangement with New
Auditorium Building, at the County released to the press. As an example of York's finest color litographers we are
Fairgrounds in Sonora, Calif., chaired the investigation that must take place now offering a laser-sharp 4 color
by Marvin Taylor, Assistant State concerning every report, I quote from reproduction (24" x 36") printed on
Director for Northern California. The my Director's Message in the July 1980 Champion's Krome Kote paper and
featured speakers were J. Allen Hynek, issue of The MUFON UFO Journal. "A liquid laminated to enhance and
Ph.D., Director of CUFOS; Thomas bombshell was dropped at the preserve the print's fine quality for
Gates, MUFON Consultant in symposium when Leonard H. aeons to come." The ad goes on to say
Astronomy; Paul Cerny, Western Stringfield, author of The UFO "Dr. L.K. Barnes, who has been in
States Regional Director; and Marvin Crash/Retrieval Syndrome' announced telepathic contact with ancient
Taylor. MUFON of Northern California that he had brought eight photographs Atlanteans via the Vortex of
followed this fine event by sponsoring showing a preserved body in a glass box Knowledge (Cayce's Vortex) claims
Dr. J. Allen Hynek in a lecture on with possibly nitrogen gas circulating that he shall disclose the origin of this
October 16, 1980, at the Civic within the container. These alleged earth-shaking find in the next Ancient
Auditorium in Redding, Calif., arranged photographs are prints, both in black Astronauts."
by Paul Cerny. With superb public and white and color, given to him by a Since I do not subscribe to this
education of this nature, it is person from an intelligence agency of magazine, I do not know if the article
understandable why MUFON has the U.S. government." was published as promised. Your
more members in California than in Leonard did not allow these Director responded to the
any other state. photographs to be reproduced by the advertisement in order to secure this
Each time Leonard Stringfield news media, since their authenticity "magnificent 2 ft. by 3 ft. full color
appears on a radio or television was still under investigation. Stanton reproduction of this incredible
program, MUFON receives a deluge of Friedman, MUFON Consultant and discovery" by sending a check for $7.00
orders for his monograph titled "The William "Bill" Moore, State Section to the publishers of the magazine.
UFO, Crash/Retrieval Syndrome" Director in Prescott, Arizona, Several months have elapsed, the
Status Report II: New Sources, New continued their research into these check has not been cashed, and
Data published by the Mutual UFO questionable photographs and have MUFON has not received this
Network, January 1980. ($5.00 found a logical source. The front cover "fantastic photograph." Dennis W.
postpaid from MUFON). His of the November 1977 issue of "Ancient Hauck, former editor of "Official UFO"
specialized work in this exciting field Astronauts," published by Country- and "Ancient Astronauts," resigned his
continues to produce- positive results. wide Publications, Inc. in New York position with Countrywide Publications,
On August 21st, Len provided this brief City featured a replica of one of the when the owners decided that they
up-date by telephone. He now has 18 photographs under the caption "The would change their format from
first-hand witnesses who allegedly have h u m a n o i d f o u n d in cryogenic legitimate UFO reports, submitted by
seen the alien bodies. Of these 18, three suspension within the SECRET established investigators, to "pure
new witnesses said they saw live bodies, CHAMBERS BENEATH THE EMPIRE fiction" generated by fictitious writers.
one claimed to have seen three bodies STATE BUILDING." Your Director is confident that
being loaded into an ambulance, A subsequent advertisement in the someone has photographed this poster
another saw one in Hawaii in 1944, same magazine has the following quote: or a "cropped" version of the magazine
while yet another reported having "This is the startling photograph of a cover and submitted same to Leonard
observed a single body at Wright- being discovered and carefully Stringfield as a cruel joke. A more
Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. photographed by the government serious implication could be an attempt
Before these new witness reports beneath the streets of New York City. It by someone to discredit Mr.
may be accepted as authentic, each has become the most controversial and Stringfield's fine work to date by
must be checked out thoroughly. sought after indisputable physical making a public disclosure of the origin
However, it is gratifying to know that evidence thus far, in the search to prove of some of his eight photographs. This
people are now willing to come forward that there once existed on Earth an is a technique used by intelligence
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