Subject: Group Sues More Federal Agencies Over
UFO Documents; Pressure on CIA Continues.
A Washington, D.C.-based public-interest group has
filed a set of lawsuits against three Federal agencies to
obtain government documentation on the subject of
unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The Freedom of
Information Act suits were filed on June 24, 1980, in
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by
Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS). The group
alleges that the National Security Agency (NSA), the
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) have failed to comply
with the provisions of the Act that would allow public
access to unreleased UFO data. The action is being
brought by New York City attorney Peter A. Gersten,
whose earlier litigation against the CIA for UFO
records prompted national attention.
The suit against the National Security Agency is
expected to result in major disclosures about the effect
UFOs have on national security. Gersten's action
seeks to enjoin the defendant from withholding its
UFO-related records — including the 18 UFO docu¬
ments that were referred to the Agency by the CIA in
the course of the CIA suit. It is the contention of NSA
that the documents are being withheld for reasons of
national security, despite the government's public
position that UFOs constitute no threat to the nation's
In the case against the Defense Intelligence Agency,
Gersten asserts that the Agency's alleged records-
search was inadequate. On prior occasions, the Agency
denied possessing any UFO-related documents, only to
be embarrassed when the CIA, in its own search,
surfaced DIA-originated UFO documents.
In the FAA suit, the group complains that the
Administration (1) conducted an inadequate search for
its UFO documents and (2) levied unreasonable search
fees for the few UFO documents it did locate.
In other action, Gersten's 2-year-old suit against the
Central Intelligence Agency has seen a number of
developments. Though the litigation did succeed in
producing close to 1,000 pages of UFO-related docu¬
ments attesting to the Agency's 30-year involvement
in the controversy, the judge granted the defendant's
motion for summary judgment on May 30, 1980. This
came despite the fact that the Agency admits to with¬
holding 57 UFO documents. Moreover, those docu¬
ments already released suggest that the Agency failed
to disclose the existence of at least 200 more UFO
documents. As a result, the plaintiff filed a notice of
appeal on June 24, 1980.
For interviews or copies of the legal papers filed
please call: Peter A. Gersten, Esq. at (212) 992-9600.
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VOL. 28, NO. 11 _ THE A.P.R.O. BULLETIN _ _ MAY 1980
DIVERSE PHENOMENA IN N.Z.
By Kevin R. Berry
Kaikoura is a town in the South Island of New
Zealand, about 100 miles north of Christchurch.
During the months of December 1978 and January
1979, this town and the area around it were buzzing
with UFO reports, some now known world-wide.
However, these were not the first reports that the
area has had. The unidentified flying objects have been
there for about three years, the residents say, and
perhaps the Kaikoura and Clarence area could be
considered as a UFO entry window. (Clarence is about
40 miles north of Kaikoura).
UFO picture filmed by TV crew
on January 3, 1979
During 1978, two people travelling through the
Hundalee Hills by car to Kaikoura saw the now
famous object hovering over the hills. They were so
busy watching it that their car almost ran off the road.
One of Clarence's 200 residents described what he
saw in December 1978. He first thought the object was
a stationary satellite, but realized that it wasn't. The
(See Kaikoura—Page Two)
December 20, 1979 - Napier's Marine Parade. At
around 10:15 p.m. an unidentified couple sat looking
out over the bay when a moving light caught their
attention. It began falling downwards erratically and
suddenly winked out. Then, at a point just below
where the light had gone out, a silvery-orange,
ball-shaped object appeared out of nowhere. It made a
half-circle to the east, straightened and shot off at
high speed to the south across the bay.
In the same place that the first object had appeared,
another object appeared, turned a semi-circle and shot
after the first object at twice the original speed. When
the second object caught up to the first, both rushed
away and disappeared to the south.
The witnesses thought that the lights were self-
illuminated and not reflecting any natural or man¬
made light source, and thought that they were objects
rather than simple lights as their actions were “too
well disciplined." No sound was heard.
April 27, 1980 - Auckland. Four boys - Nigel
McGuire (13), Kim Barry (13), Phillipe Barry (15) and
a 13-year-old who declined to be named - were on a
fishing expedition on the McGuire's 200 acre farm
when they suddenly noticed a strange glowing object
moving slowly across the sky.
The object was described as eye-shaped with bright¬
ly colored lights around it and travelling about 50 feet
above the ground. No sound was heard. The object
“looked as if it landed behind a big hill . . . this
tremendous color came out," said one of the boys.
They watched it for about a minute, became fright¬
ened and started running. Mrs. Ella McGuire said that
when the boys arrived at her home they were trembling
and crying. She wrapped them in warm blankets and
treated them for shock.
When the boys had calmed down, they drew inde¬
pendent sketches and Mrs. McGuire said each diagram
showed exactly the same shaped object in the same
Inquiries with the New Zealand Air Force indicated
there were no planes in the area at the time.
Within a week, at least two other mysterious sight¬
ings had been reported. Mrs. Grace Fry reported a
bright white light between 7 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday,
April 27. She said she watched a large circular light
that didn't move for ten minutes before it started to
fade and eventually disappeared.
(See Diverse—Page Two]
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Mr. Noel Bilkey reported seeing a bright white light
while flying from Bay of Islands to Auckland about
6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. The passenger
beside him noticed it first but the pilot, Capt. John
Nielsen, could not recall seeing a light.
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UFO had three lights - red, orange, and green.
Looking at it through binoculars only made the lights
look bigger and did not reveal any additional details.
Another man in the same area described the object
he saw the same month as having a red light on one
side and a green light on the other.
Farmer Bruce Appleby believes that the object is
responsible for the disappearance of scores of his
sheep. (My personal opinion is that his belief is
without foundation. The objects sighted there have
always been at a distance, and apparently have never
taken anyone else's animals.)
THE FIRST ARGOSY SIGHTING
On Thursday morning, December 21, 1978, an
Argosy aircraft left Blenheim bound for Christchurch,
piloted by Captain John Randle. At 1:20 a.m. he
radioed Wellington to report “several white lights”,
unusually bright, over the sea off the Kaikoura coast.
Wellington already had them on radar, and said that
they were travelling about 2000 km/h (1250 mph).
Captain Randle had another sighting at 4:06 a.m.
when flying back to Auckland.
While, the control tower was watching Randle's
UFOs on the radar, they received another radio call.
Captain Vernon Powell, the pilot of another Argosy,
also Christchurch-bound, radioed at 3:28 a.m. to say
that “something is coming towards us at a tremendous
speed on our radar.” It was leaving a trail on the
radar screen, and travelled 24 km (15 miles) in 5
seconds before veering off. If Powell's estimate of the
speed was accurate, the object would have been going
over 10,000 mph.
The object vanished off the radar screen, but
^appeared again 37 km east of the aircraft, as a flashing
white light. It paced the plane for 20 km, tracked by
Wellington radar. During that time it changed color.
THE CROCKETT FILM
In the early morning hours of December 31, 1978,
an Australian film crew aboard another Argosy looking
for UFOs filmed objects around their aircraft. The
UFOs were also tracked on radar at Wellington and
Christchurch. The film, taken with a telescopic lens by
David Crockett, shows a main object, colored bright
orange on top, rich red on the bottom, about 100 ft. in
diameter. This was filmed on the return journey. When
the film was analyzed in Australia, it was discovered
that this object had a translucent dome. It had also
done a giant loop in 1/20 of a second, undetected by
the human observers. A smaller, white, shuttle-shaped
object was also filmed, on the first journey, as well as
four smaller dots beside the main object, on the second.
The Captain of the Argosy, Bill Startup, and the
first officer, Bob Guard, said the object on film
appeared a little different than what they had observed
with the naked eye. However, the differences are only
minor. Bob Guard describes them a “a slightly
different shape and color from what I saw. To my eyes
it had a far more orange tint than (what) we saw on
Unfortunately, Channel O in Melbourne, Australia,
edited the film out of sequence, interjecting shots of
the small object seen on the first flight with the larger
object filmed on the return trip. A number of people
(including the flight crew) were very critical of the
editing (quite rightly, I think).
The film prompted the Royal New Zealand Air Force
to send an Orion patrol aircraft to the skies to search
for unidentified flying objects in the Kaikoura/
Clarence area. It searched the area from midnight to 5
a.m. on January 2/3, 1979, without seeing anything
Guido Valentich, the father of the pilot who
vanished over Bass Strait in October 1978, believes his
son was “picked up” by a UFO. He said that the film
gave him hope for his son.
THE TELEVISION ONE FILM
Three Television One reporters, Lloyd McFadden,
Terry Olsen, and Frank Kazuakoukas, (the filmer),
were sent to the Clarence area to keep watch for the
well-known object, during the night of January 3,
1979, the same night that the Air Force Orion was
At 3:15 a.m. on January 3, the men saw a light
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rising over the tree-tops. It “hovered up to the left,
then darted to the right again.” They filmed all this
with a telescopic lens, and estimated that the object,
which was yellowish-chalky, was at an altitude of
10,000 ft. It had a reddish tinge when it first
appeared, but this vanished when it stopped moving
about. “It seemed to rotate on its axis and give off a
pulsating glow,” they said. The object had a clearly
defined central core “which seemed to radiate out and
form various patterns.” These had looked like a star at
first then like a folded umbrella. They also said that
the object was about twice the size of the morning
star. (Editor’s Note: Dr. Bruce Maccabee has
established that this object was the planet Venus
rising , which fact has been previously published in the
At 4:20 a.m. a second object, yellowish in colour,
appeared in the sky. “There was a sudden intensity of
light at first, then it scudded off across the sky,” they
When the sun rose both objects were still visible,
and they continued filming. The second object
eventually faded out, but the first seemed to rise, and
was finally lost from sight.
Object filmed by David Crockett
on December 31, 1978
There were many other sightings in the area, in
other parts of the country, and all over the world. This
was a “mini-wave.” But the question of whether there
were more UFOs about, or more sightings reported, or
whether the increase was just an increase of reports
published, remains unanswered. Here are some of the
Three UFOs flew over Clarence on the morning of
December 23, 1978.
The day before, several people in Wellington
reported seeing UFOs.
A bright, spherical light was seen by people in
Holland at 5 a.m. on the morning of December 27.
Another bright, spherical light was seen by Lord
Gainford at a London New Year’s Eve Party.
Back in New Zealand, a reporter for the “Press” in
Christchurch photographed a green light over his back
y^rd in early January.
In Oamaru, just two minutes after the TV One
reporters began filming a UFO at Clarence, 320 miles
north of Oamaru, police saw a light which appeared
five times during the night.
Westport residents saw an egg-shaped light at
midnight on the night of January 4/5.
On January 11, eelers in Hamilton saw a UFO which
produced interference on their radio and frightened
some nearby cattle.
In late January, New Zealand’s Prime Minister and
the Leader of the Opposition saw an object pacing the
plane they were in as it passed over Kaikoura at 9
p.m. one night. It was tracked on Wellington radar
and the plane’s radar.
In Kaikoura, on January 6, three witnesses saw a
vertical cigar-shaped object.
Nelson, New Plymouth, Invercargill, Auckland,
Ashburton, Christchurch, Tauranga, and Karamea
were among the other towns and cities in New Zealand
which had reports of UFOs in the first three days of
the New Year.
Australia also had its share of flying saucers. On
January 3, for example, a woman and her son in
Queensland were chased by a banana-shaped light.
Other countries reporting UFOs and even encounters
of the third kind that week were England, Italy,
Israel, USA, and South Africa. Reports could be found
in the newspapers almost every day.
As is usual after important UFO sightings, the
“experts” move in and explain the sighting away ten
or twenty times.
The MOD, among many others, said the films were
of Venus. However, in the case of the Crockett film,
Venus was not even in the sky when the observers
started filming. The TV One reporters said they could
see Venus as well as the object they were filming.
Other Planets blamed were Mercury, Mars, and
Jupiter, but I doubt that these were the culprits, as
they do not look like the objects on film when seen
with a telescope.
Balloons, Japanese squid boat lights, and car lights
reflecting off clouds were also blamed, but I for one
have never seen a car, balloon, or squid boat chasing a
plane at 10,000 mph as was reported by Captain
Powell, or doing a giant loop in 1/20 of a second, as
filmed by David Crockett.
Saucer-shaped clouds, warm diy air, light-reflecting
sea-foam rising upwards, and ball-lightning were other
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> MAY 1980
explanations, but as these phenomena can not last the
duration of the sightings, I believe that they could not
have been the cause of the UFOs.
Owls covered by luminous fungi, and mutton birds
reflecting the squid boat lights. Well, well, well. So
now mutton birds and owls travel at 10,000 mph. I
Secret Russian or US missile! Why would Russia or
the United States send their missiles to New Zealand
to test-fly them, when they could use empty oceans or
barren deserts in their own areas, where no-one would
Were the films hoaxes? Again I think not, for the
reliability of the witnesses is unquestionable. Pilots
and TV crews would have a lot to lose (i.e. their jobs,
probably) if they went about faking UFO films.
Meteors! Ah! This time too fast! Meteors move a lot
quicker than any of the UFOs did, (even faster than
the UFO that went 10,000mph, lasting five seconds),
and only last for a fraction of a second. The UFOs
were about for four hours.
A mark on the window. This does not explain the
TV One film, or the other minor sightings. And in the
case of the Argosy sightings, could this mark on the
window be radar-tracked?
The pilot's left ear! Surely a cameraman can identify
an ear and not mistake it for a UFO! But for anyone
who can't, the left lughole is usually attached to the
side of the head and not wandering about on its own,
and therefore not likely to be filmed that way.
And lastly, another of the more humorous
explanations: an illuminated cabbage patch reflecting
lights onto clouds. Apparently the cabbages were
moving at the speed of the plane, or is this
explanation also invalid?
Now that I have recorded the facts and given my
personal opinions on the some-what ridiculous
explanations, I close the article with the statement
that I believe these objects were unidentified.
* * * * ♦
April 15-18 y 1980 - Santa Fe, New Mexico . Special
Investigator Ken Rommel, a former FBI agent, said
after nearly a year of investigation that “Mother
Nature" is the primary culprit in cattle mutilations
which have been mystifying Western states residents
since 1975. “Predation, scavenger activity and normal
decomposition" are the perpetuators of what many
believe is criminal activity, said Rommel.
Rommel investigated approximately 25 cow carcass¬
es reported as suspected mutilations in New Mexico
since he took the job last May. All these animals'
deaths can be explained by natural causes, he said,
and critics .don't dispute that point.
Rommel’s mutilations were not mutilations at all,
those who have studied the phenomena in this area
since 1975 insist. “He hasn't seen a classic mutila¬
tion," said State Police officer Gabe Valdez of Dulce.
Critics also said Rommel did not bother to talk to
the ranchers and the investigators who know the most
about what mutilations involve. Game Warden Bob
Johnston, who claims to have seen “maybe 45" real
mutilations, said he would welcome a serious investi¬
gation into the phenomena, and would be glad to talk
Rommel about his observations.
State Historian Myra Ellen Jenkins said her re¬
search has revealed no record of reported cattle mutila¬
tions in New Mexico prior to those reported in recent
years. She said she found no record in historic
documents or folklore of the type of selective mutila¬
tion reported in many cases.
U.S. Senator Harrison Schmitt said continued in¬
vestigation of cattle mutilations in New Mexico and
other Western states will be requested. Conclusions
reached by Rommel do not satisfy some persons who
have been awaiting results of the probe, including
himself, Schmitt said.
* * * * *
A UFO WINDOW
( conclusion )
By P . Wayne Laporte
Although no one knows what causes the lights, its
believed by many that seismic movements of the earth
induce stress in crystalline rock. These stresses
through the piezoelectric effect (setting up of an
electrical potential in crystalline rock) generate electric
fields — possibly as strong as several volts per meter.
These fields very likely concentrate into the most
susceptible localized areas — mainly fault lines and
outcroppings. Theoretically, such fields with certain
atmospheric conditions present, could conceivably
create low level ionization of air molecules adjacent to
the electric column projecting through the ground.
Interestingly, a plot of several well known spook
light locations on geological fault maps revealed that
most occur on or near faults. The Brown Mtn. Lights,
Brown Mtn., N.C. — the Maco Light, Wilmington,
N.C. — Summerville Lights, Summerville, S.C. — the
Silver Cliff Light, Westcliff, Colorado — the Gonzales
Light, Gonzales, Louisiana — the Marfa Lights,
Marfa, Texas — the Sand Springs Light, Sands
Springs, Oklahoma — the Hookerman Light, Indian
Point, New Jersey manifest in fault areas. The
evidence seemingly points toward UFOs being some
type of natural phenomenon. And, that's exactly what
two Canadian scientists have concluded.
Dr. Michael A. Persinger, a psychologist and
research scientist at Laurentian University in Sudbury,
Ontario, along with his research assistant, Gyslaine F.
Lafreniere studied 1,2 42 reports of UFOs .and 4,818
cases of other anomalies such as bigfoot encounters,
sea serpent sightings, rock falls, animal falls, unusual
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cloud formations, flashes of light, and other unusual
happenings. The two researchers found a positive
correlation of anomalous events with geological faults
and solar flare activity. They theorize that both solar
flare and seismic movements can generate localized
energy fields which under certain conditions create
plasmoids and also interfere with the normal function¬
ing of the human brain.
The two believe these fields can also cause the
electromagnetic and physical side affects often exper¬
ienced by UFO close encounter victims. For example,
they relate how these wandering transient fields could
overpower the weaker fields associated with CBs,
TVs, radios, car lights, and motors causing the
disruption of such devices. And, close approach of
these fields to humans could result in various
physiological impairments such as skin bums, reddened
eyes, vomiting, sleep disturbances, fatigue, nausea,
menstrual disruptions, and even unconsciousness.
Since plasmoids can be detected by radar, many radar -
visual cases may be nothing more than trackings of
quake lights. The brightness and duration of the NL
encounter would be dependent on the intensity and
longevity of the seismic induced electric field. In fact,
some NLs might keep appearing and disappearing in
the same area as seismic forces wax and wane.
One problem in explaining away UFOs as a natural
phenomenon is the sighting of craft-like UFOs. The
two researchers, however, believe that witnesses
coming into contact with these seismic fields could
easily hallucinate sightings of physical UFOs,
occupants, creatures, and out-of-place animals. They
point out in their book Space-Time Transients and
Unusual Events (Nelson-Hall, cl977) that stimulation
of the brain by electric currents have caused many
physiological effects including hallucinations. Further¬
more, the two also point out that seismic induced
fields can be intense and last a long time. They relate
how radio transmission in the area of Hilo, Hawaii was
lost for one hour prior to the large quake that struck
there on April 2 6th, 1973. Apparently, a large and
long-lasting seismic energy field temporarily disrupted
the local ionosphere.
There are, however, some flaws in Per singer and
Lafreniere’s theory. One, the prescence of a plasmoid
implies the existence of an electrical column projecting
up through the ground to sustain the ionization of air
molecules adjacent to the column. Yet, in many NL
cases - particulary in Indian Trail - the NLs have
passed over houses, cars, and planes with no electro¬
magnetic effects. So, it appears the plasmoids are
self-sustaining, free-floating, and not dependent on
electric columns. Yet, several NLs in Indian Trail have
been seen to approach the fault, change direction and
fly away-both with and against the wind!
Second, some fault line NLs have emitted light from
only one side. For instance, on November 20th, 1977
at, 10:21 pm, researchers with Vestigia, Inc. of New
Jersey succeeded in filming, observing, and recording
the presence of the Hookerman Ghost Light in Indian
Point, New Jersey. The site is only a mile from the
Ramapo Border Fault and the light generally appears
during local seismic activity. However, an oddity was
observed. Only observers on one side of the light could
see it. This one-sided emission of light is a character¬
istic shared by some large nocturnal lights.
The Summer 1978 Bulletin of the Texas-based
Project Stigmata organization tells of an unusual UFO
encounter which occurred in ’75 around Nara Nara in
northeastern New Mexico,a seismic active area. At the
time, livestock mutilations were occurring and resi¬
dents were reporting unmarked helicopters and roam¬
ing nocturnal lights. One night, several NLs were
being observed. As planned, four ranchers took to the
air in a small aircraft. All had cameras with infrared
film. Ground observers who could see both the plane
and NLs coordinated the intercept. For two hours the
craft circled looking for the NLs below them. Strange¬
ly, none in the plane could see the lights. According to
conventional physics, ionized balls of air should emit
light in all directions!
Third, multi-witness sightings where all see essen¬
tially the same type of spaceship seem to refute the
hallucination component of Persinger and Lafreniere’s
theory. This is especially so when landing traces tie in
with what was observed. A case in point is the 1975
O’Barski case that happened in New Bergen, New
New Bergen is located on an unnamed fault which
starts one mile north of the East River Fault in
downtown New York. The fault is active. A tremor,
which broke windows, jarred the area on April 13th,
1976. It was here that 72-year old George O’Barski in
January, ’75, at about 2 am, observed a metallic craft
with evenly spaced and lighted windows. It came to a
hover 10 feet off the ground some 60 feet away. A
ladder was extended and down scampered several
dwarf-like humanoids. Using shovels, they quickly
scooped up soil samples into bags they were carrying.
After securing sufficient samples, they dashed up the
ladder. Then, the ladder was retracted and the craft
ascended skyward, vanishing in about 20 seconds. Two
other witnesses farther away also witnessed the
“blast-off”. And, a window at a nearby apartment
building mysteriously shattered as the spaceship was
accelerating. But, what really convinced O’Barski that
he wasn’t hallucinating were the holes in the ground
exactly where the humanoids had been digging.
One, energy fields are somehow causing material¬
izations to spontaneously appear. Theoretically, matter
can be created from energy (mcD=E). However, this
same law of physics says A LOT of energy is required
to form a SMALL amount of matter. And, it’s hard to
visualize a mechanical device or bioform being spon¬
Two, extraterrestrial spaceships are using both
natural and man-made electromagnetic power sources
to “boost up’’their engines in order to zoom away into
space or teleport (ala Star Trek) to another star
system. However, this theory fails to explain why
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UFOs suddenly appear in high energy fields.
Three, UFOs are materializations of craft and
entities from another dimension which co-exists with
us. These beings possibly translate from this other
world into ours at areas of high energy at either quartz
deposits or where there are man-made energy gemer-
ators. This absorption of energy results in their
existence in our space-time continuum. To translate
back, they must de-materialize which results in the
“giving-up” of the previously absorbed energy. For
some reason, this energy must be released in the
presence of another energy field - again, either natu¬
rally occurring or man-made. Those practicing the
ancient art of conjurring agree that there must be a
raising of the human psychic (mental) energy both
during the summoning and dispatching of the dimen¬
sional entity. Of course, everyone knows conjuration is
An interesting sighting which suggests that some
UFOs release energy prior to vanishing is the sighting
of an object in September ’78 that flew around WBT’s
broadcasting tower located on Spencer Mtn. in Lowell,
N.C. Several people on the 14th saw a black spheroid
with an orbiting white light hover over a housing
developement. After lingering for about 40 minutes,
the craft moved away traveling over powerlines to- the
base of the mountain. Then, it ascended and circled
the tower several times as it climbed upward. After
clearing the tower, it shot up into a cloud and
WBT personnel on the mountain said that no one
that afternoon reported seeing a UFO. However, they
did tell me the logs showed equipment damage at 3:30
pm due to a lightning strike. Interestingly, 3:30 pm is
the time the UFO was seen circling the tower, and
there weren’t any thunderstorms in progress during
the sighting. In fact, weather bureau records indicated
clear weather with scattered clouds all day long.
These three possibilities are speculative ones. I am,
however,quite certain that some UFOs are appearing
and disappearing in both natural and man-made
electromagnetic energy fields. Maybe further research
will give us the final clue as to the “why” of this
* * * * *
September, 1978 - Lewiston . Peter Filicetti, a part-
time officer in Lewiston, has been investigating sight¬
ings of a strange creature in the area for almost four
years. He first came in contact with the creature in
September, 1976, when he saw movement and heard a
grunting noise in a cornfield behind his parents’ house.
By the time he got there, whatever had made the noise
had gone leaving only mashed down stalks and three-
In September, 1978, two hunters, Kevin Mooradian
and David Holt, brought Filicetti what they said was
a head and two feet taken from a carcass they had
found. Filicetti took some pictures of the head and let
the hunters keep it, and the head has since disappear¬
The photos show a head shaped roughly like a cross
between a bear’s and a gorilla’s. The head has two
large tusks extending approximately 4 inches below
^the lower lip. Filicetti said when examining the head
he had yanked on the tusks and looked inside the
mouth to check for their authenticity. The tusks didn’t
The photographs, along with samples of hair and
skin, were recently turned over to the Buffalo Museum
of Science. Arthur Clark and James Dorr, of the
museum, believe that the creature is a bear. However,
Jon Erik Beckjord of Project Bigfoot disagrees. He
believes the upper canine teeth were too long, the feet
were “humanoid”, and there were no signs of ears in
the photographs. Besides, he says, bear do not occur
in Niagara County.
By Joe & Doris Graziano
ALABAMA - February 17, 1980 - Maxwell AFB.
Security Sgt. James Hall and three other persons
reported watching an unidentified object from 11:40
p.m. Sunday until 1:45 a.m. Monday. The object was
described as a large, bright light with flashes of red
and blue. It moved erratically in the sky north of the
base and there were no sounds heard by the witnesses.
John Bolender got on duty manning the radar screen
at midnight and began getting calls from people who
said they had spotted the light. Between 2 and 2:30
a.m he observed a target about 2 miles west of
Maxwell. It moved northwest toward the Prattville
Airport and Bolender lost contact about a mile south
of the airport. Nobody was at the Prattville Airport at
the time to confirm a sighting.
KENTUCKY - February 12, 1980 - Jackson . Five
employees of the Citizens Bank, Shirley Chandler,
Margie Clemons, Paul Weaver, Ray Etta Pitts and
Beth Ann Charles, were driving along state highway
205 when they spotted two unusual lights. They first
thought it was a truck or a car, but then red, green
and blue lights also came on.
The object moved from a hillside on their right,
accelerated to a high speed, passed over the highway
in front of the car and then suddenly disappeared. The
object was described as oval-shaped with white, red,
blue and green lights. The lights remained steady, did
not blink or flicker, and the object made no noise or
sound of any kind. After the object disappeared, Paul
Weaver looked at his watch and it was 9:43 p.m.
MICHIGAN - March 12, 1980 - Gladstone. Patrol¬
men Dave Marlin and Mark Hager were dispatched at
12:55 a.m. to investigate a UFO call from an unidenti-
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fied woman. When they arrived to check out the report
on North 15th St., they saw a bright light with a
green light on the rear and red lights on the sides.
They said the object was very large, very high, went
up and down, did zig-zags and made no noise when it
“hovered” over them. They also said the object was
round like a saucer and was definitely not shaped like
an airplane. Marlin said he could see a “metal sub¬
stance on its sides between the red lights, and the
white light on the front was very bright with no beam
coming out.” He estimated the size as three times that
of a normal star. The two officers pursued the object
as it moved and had it under observation until nearly
. Delta County Sheriff's Department deputies Max
Steichert and Dave Huckstep were also sent to check
the sighting and observed the object for approximately
8 minutes and followed it for another 30 minutes
before it disappeared in a westerly direction. Sawyer
AFB reported no airplanes in that sector and didn’t
expect any until 6 a.m. the following morning.
NEW JERSEY - March h8, 1980 - Trenton . An un¬
identified woman spotted a bright, glimmering, oval
object near her home at 12;25 a.m. She left her car and
went into the house to tell her mother. Five minutes
later, a loud “whirring” sounded and the two ran out¬
side to see the object emerge from behind their house.
The object was described as a green glow with a
large, white light in the center and a couple of red
lights around the edges. It moved in an odd manner,
twisting, turning and bouncing, until it went out of
March 14, 1980 - Wall Township . Patrolman Louis
Wisniewski said four persons called between 8 and 8:30
p.m. to report a bright light hovering up and down
near Monmouth Airport. Thirty minutes later, another
caller placed the UFO in the vicinity of a Racquet Club
on Rte. 38.
A Wall Township resident reported that he sighted a
UFO with binoculars at 8:30 p.m. He described the
object as a “large circular disc, 50 to 80 feet in
diameter, and having a whitish-blue light in its
center.” He added that “a light on top of it would
come on for a minute, go off, then come on again.”
OREGON - February 7, 1980 - Redmond . Don
Winters was walking his dog at about 9:30 p.m. when
he spotted an unusual object above them. He said the
object looked like a big wheel that was spinning
around. It had a multi-colored stripe down the center
that wiggled back and forth.
Winters returned to the house and told his wife,
Edith, and the couple watched the object from a
window for about 15 minutes. The object drifted west
toward the Three Sisters mountains. Even the dog
watched the object according to Winters.
A North Redmond woman later reported that she
spotted an object about 8:20 p.m. the same evening.
She said the bottom part of the bright light was
pinkish-red and the upper part was yellow, but that it
appeared the whole thing was blue at times. She called
her children to watch it and when she looked up again
it was gone.
UTAH - February 10, 1980 - Hyde Park . At least
ten persons saw an unusual object which appeared
twice, once around 7 p.m. and again between 8:15 and
8:30 p.m. Jerry and Dallas Allen were milking cows at
their family’s dairy farm when they spotted a large,
orange illuminated form in the southern sky. They
watched it head south and saw a shaft of light drop to
the ground that looked like it had a ball-like shape on
the end; then it disappeared.
Mrs. Gail Dailey and her husband watched an object
for 10 to 15 minutes as it stopped for a few seconds,
negotiated a square maneuver slowly, moved east and
then west to its original position. Mrs. Dailey, who
observed the object through binoculars, said it was
about one third the diameter of the moon and the color
of hot, molten lava on the bottom. She could see a
dark, rounded form on the top which was separated
from the glowing underside by a narrow, orange band
that looked similar to an electric stove element on
high. “The intensity of its color seemed to pulsate
three times before it finally disappeared,” she added.
Kim and Tami Lamb and their father, Mario,
spotted a big orange “thing” in the sky. Mr. Lamb
estimated its size as Va to l A the size of the moon and
orange in color with the illusion of burning like a fire.
The trio went to the home of Dennis Ray where he and
his wife observed the object momentarily. None of the
observers of the UFO reported hearing any sound.
Dr. Frank Salisbury of Utah State University, who
has been involved in UFO study for several years, met
with the witnesses and interviewed them individually.
He concluded that the object was probably an amateur
hot-air gas bag, but added that until physical evidence
of a UFO is found or someone admits to sending up a
hot-air gas bag, a definite conclusion could not be
VIRGINIA - January 16-23, 1980 - Loudoun .
Unidentified flying objects have been sighted by
several Loudoun residents during the past few days
and authorities can offer no explanation for the
On Wednesday, January 16, at 7:15 p.m., Cecelia
Wall of Sugarland Run reported a bright light hover¬
ing about 200 feet from the ground. She said that the
light was emanating from a “very large craft” with a
cone-shaped protrusion beneath it. She added that the
craft had no noise associated with it.
On Tuesday, January 22, Sandy Behrs of Sugarland
Run saw a similar light hovering over Rte. 637 near
her home. She described it as a big, bright spotlight
and said it couldn’t have been a helicopter because she
heard no noise.
Pamela Franznick of Sugarland Run also saw a
“very bright light” recently. She said the craft did not
seem to be moving “because the light didn’t get any
bigger or smaller.’’ But as she watched, the light
veered off and eventually went out of sight. Franznick
also said she heard no noise from the object but added
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she may have been too far away to hear a noise if
there was one.
Robert Logan, head of Dulles Airport control tower,
said nothing unusual had been detected on their radar.
The Virginia and Maryland State Police and the U.S.
Park Police reported that they have not had a heli¬
copter in the area during the past two weeks.
January 21 & 23 , 1980 - Tidewater . Recently,
reports of mysterious lighted objects have been coming
into police stations from citizens, as well as from
On Monday, January 21, at 4:30 a.m., Sgt. G. A.
Barrett and patrol officer H. J. Wright say they saw
a brightly lighted, large, box-shaped object approxi¬
mately 800 to 1200 feet from the ground. Two calls
concerning the lights came into the station from
Two Virginia Beach families reported seeing bright
lights early in the morning on Wednesday, January
23. Gary Smith, public information officer for the
Portsmouth police, said the department has some
unconfirmed sightings within the past couple of weeks,
including one from a policeman, one from a police¬
man's wife and a “few others reported by citizens."
The FAA as well as the Suffolk and Chesapeake
Portsmouth airports say they haven't seen or heard
anything out of the ordinary.
WEST VIRGINIA - December 5, 1979 - Ansted. A
rash of UFO sightings in December and January
appears to have originated with Mrs. Norma White,
owner of a sandwich shop. Mrs. White said her
children first spotted an object the night of December
5 in the northeastern sky. She looked and told them it
was a star. She soon returned when the children
started screaming that the “star" was moving.
She said it had moved almost directly above the
shop. “You could see lights on it, mostly a white light.
When the lights went off you could see it was
Y-shaped with a bunch of red lights and a green glow.
All of a sudden it started shooting off things. It shot
off a total of 12 red objects, then it disappeared. They
were zig-zagging back and forth across the sky. That's
when I got scared and called the police."
Mrs. White said another bright object appeared to
the west of Ansted later and shot off 6 more red
objects. She added that there were 18 of them all
together and they flew down like they were going into
the woods. Her husband, Bob, said a white object
later returned and seemed to pick up the red objects.
He said he was trying to photograph the craft when it
“shot straight up and disappeared."
Judi Carmichael said she saw a glowing object in the
western sky that changed shape from round, to
oblong, to round again. She said they saw it again a
few nights later and it had little red lights shooting
out of it.
Jay Debord, science teacher at Ansted Middle
School, said he was at the sandwich shop one night
and saw two yellow objects move around for about five
minutes and then disappear.
City Police Chief Jim Hall said he has received 50 to
75 reports of unidentified craft. Chief Hall has never
seen the objects, but says, “There's so many of them
that's seen it, there must be something to it."
SOUTH AFRICA - February 4, 1980 - Bedford &
Kidd's Beach. One evening during the first week of
February at 7:30 p.m., Len Meier and Basil Green of
Kidd's Beach watched an unusual object for about 30
seconds. It was described as low in the sky, bright and
funnel-shaped, with blue and red sparks coming from
the tail of the funnel. It did not fade away, but
suddenly just vanished from sight.
On February 4 at 7:45 p.m. Mr. R. Barnes and his
wife spotted an object which also emitted a number of
sparks near Bedford.
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MICHIGAN HAS SPATE
March 10 & 19, 1980 - Fowlerville . Joseph and
Laurie White were returning to their apartment on the
evening of March 10 when they noticed a bright white
light following them eastward. According to Mrs.
White, a plane was going up from the Livingston
County Airport at the same time and there was no
doubt in her mind that the white light was something
The object reportedly followed the Whites, stopped
when they stopped, and changed direction when they
did. The object disappeared when they went up to
their third floor apartment, then re-appeared from a
field across 1-96 and drifted toward the apartment.
Mrs. White said the object was huge, had banks of red
and green lights, and glided over them without a
When she ran downstairs to go outside, Mrs. White
said as she was passing a chandelier in the hall the
fixture shattered on its mounting. “It didn't fall; it
just shattered," she said. Mrs. White's brother and his
girl friend, her father, mother, boss and a co-worker
also reported seeing the UFO.
Linda Hough was watching TV shortly after 10 p.m.
on March 19 when she heard a loud sound outside. She
looked out and saw a huge light in the sky skimming
along just above the trees.
She first thought it was a plane, but saw three
planes in the sky that were small in comparison. She
described it as having a “whole bunch of lights, maybe
some red ones, but the white lights were brighter."
She also said the noise was louder than a jet and it
“vibrated the air."
Linda watched the object for about 15 minutes until
it was almost out of sight, headed west toward
Lansing. She called nearby relatives and neighbors
but they were either not at home or asleep and did not
see the object.
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5 September 1980
Dear Mr. Lorenzen:
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“IN SEARCH OF...UFO COVERUPS” DATES FOR 1980
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