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| VOL. 30 TUCSON, ARIZONA NO. 3
l 1980 BRAZILIAN ABDUCTION
Elias’ Drawing of “Entity”
See Story at Right
By Coral Loremen
A couple of APRO members have forwarded copies of
the “UFO UPDATE” section of the March, 1982 issue of
OMNI magazine. In it, one Jeff Wells, does a stylistic
(tabloid-type) hatchet-job on the Travis Walton case.
Let me make it clear at the outset, that the article is
not worth rushing out to buy, and I find it unfortunate
that OMNI would stoop to the level of Wells’ yellow-
The entire article attempts, by innuendo (no one is
actually named) to label the Walton case a hoax. Travis’
(See Walton—Page Three)
^ Three men are the subjects in this abduction case, the
details of which include multiple physical phenomena
affecting the witnesses and the vehicle in which they
This ease was uncovered during the question and
answer period following a UFO lecture by APRO’s
Brazilian Representative, Mrs. Irene Granchi. In follow¬
up interviews, Mrs. Granchi learned the following from
Elias Seixas de Matos, 38, the truck driver, and passen¬
gers, Guaraci Fernandes de Sousa, 47, a photographer,
and Elias’s 23-year old cousin, Alterto Seixas Vierra:
On September 25, 1980, (at about 10:28 p.m.) the
three were returning from a long trip which had taken
them to Belem in Northeastern Brazil where they had
delivered a cargo of oil cans. They were proceeding
through Goias, and were in the proximity of Conceicao
de Araguaia on their way home to Rio when the first
phenomenon occurred. Mr. de Matos noticed that the
truck’s headlights were blinking on and off so he turned
them off but they continued to blink on and off.
While this was happening, he simultaneously felt
something which he described as like “cold liquid” touch
the nape of his neck, and heard a voice in his head (not
audibly) which said, “Elias, I want to speak to you.” He
told Guaraci: “Look, I’ve been feeling something
strange; let’s stop here.”
At this point, Guaraci and Alberto saw a blue ray
(more of a quick flash, which Elias didn’t see), come
down from the sky and touch down on the hood of the
Elias stopped the truck and the three men got out,
whereupon they spotted what appeared to be a bonfire
straight ahead and about a mile away. It was a fiery red,
and approximately every second emitted a white flash of
light and no smoke appeared to issue from it. They
estimated it to be about one meter (40 in.) high, 6 meters
(20 feet) long and cigar shaped.
In later questioning, Mrs. Granchi learned that both
Elias and Guaraci had always wanted to see a UFO and
Guaraci is well informed on the subject. Alberto,
however, did not want to take any risks and begged the
other two not to proceed further. However, they did
advance another 20 meters (70 feet) and stopped again.
Elias had a new Super—8 movie camera with him, and
decided to film the object, (he had been filming the
Araguai River and Countryside during the journey).
Mrs. Granchi has viewed the film which is only 8
seconds duration, and it shows a fiery circle and four
white flashes against the dark night background.
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Guaraci, calling on his background reading on UFOs,
attempted “mental contact” with no results. Alberto
panicked, and they discussed the possibility of being
abducted and never seeing their families again, so they
hurried back to the truck and got in. There was no wind
and the night was very still.
Guaraci had been sitting with his straw hat wedged
between his back and the seat. Suddenly the hat flew out
and onto the road. He persuaded Elias to stop, and they
both went out to get it. After retrieving it, Elias felt
drowsy and heavy-headed and asked Guaraci to drive.
From this point on Elias remembers nothing.
As they continued their journey, they encountered
another truck, then a man whom they stopped and asked
if he had seen the UFO (he hadn’t) and another man
whom they asked if they were on the right road, because
it seemed they weren’t making much progress toward
their next stop at Guarai. Ordinarily this leg of the trip
would have only taken four hours. Finally they arrived
at Guarai, and they assumed the time to be only 11:30
p.m. Elias went to have coffee at the gas station where
he asked the time and was dumbfounded to learn that
the time was 4:30 a.m. on the 26th of September!
The next morning after the trio had rested, Elias had
the fuel tank on the truck filled and was amazed to find
that he had used only 1 liter, which was most unusual in
view of the 143 kilometers they had covered from
Conceicao de Araguaia, (their last stop) to Guarai, on a
very poor dirt road. Elias later said that 20 liters of fuel
Should have been consumed especially in view of the fact
that while he drove, Guaraci had been driving at a
reckless speed of 60 km per hour instead of the usual 20
km per hour. They all noted that they had felt drowsy.
Left to Right: Alberto, Elias and Guaraci
On the next morning, September 26, the trio set out
for Brazilia, a distance of 1200 kilometers and the
journey was uneventful. Then they completed their trip
to Belo Honzonte and then to Rio. The latter should have
taken 20 hours of driving but they made it in 12 and none
of them can account for the short time it took.
Two days after their arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Elias
discovered he had used only 270 cruzeiros worth of
diesel, whereas normally it would have cost 3,000
cruzerios and between 80 and 100 liters would have been
consumed by the truck.
Also upon their arival in Rio, they pulled up behind
Guaraci’s station wagon in front of his house in the
subdivision of Duque de Caxias, when the lights of the
car (an old Dodge with a Mercedes-Benz engine adapted)
began to blink on and off as the truck had done in Goias.
Guaraci’s wife came out of the house, thinking her son
was playing around with the car, but he was standing on
the truck and the car was empty.
When Elias arrived home (he lives in the Penka
district) and got out of the truck, he crossed in front of
it, and as he did so, the hood of the truck lifted up about
20 centimeters and came down with a bang twice, as if a
spring had been pushed and suddenly released. The
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hood had formerly given him trouble, sticking and
refusing to open.
Elias also noticed that a cyst which he had had for a
long time on the back of his hand had disappeared. It
apparently was gone for good.
Guaraci and Elias initially sought help through Mrs.
Granchi because they wanted to know just how real their
experience had been. She interviewed them during the
Seminar on September 30, and arranged for them to
meet Dr. Sylvio Lago at his consulting room on October
9. Both men were hypnotized by Dr. Lago and after
reaching the point where they watched the “bonfire”,
Guaraci had some sort of blockage and no further
information was forthcoming.
During Elias’ hypnosis, considerable information was
obtained. He said he felt himself spinning, then found
himself head-down and floating and then stuck to the
walls of the inside of an egg-shaped object. He was
pushed down to the bottom of it by some force and found
steps leading to a large circular hall with tables attached
to the floor. At the opposite end to his location, he saw a
man facing one of the tables, with his back to Elias. The
“man” was crouching and maneuvering levers of
different colors. The room was all white, but the man
was wearing a yellow overall with a belt which had a
circular shape at the front with colored lites on it which
corresponded to the colored levers on the table.
Elias approached the man cautiously, but the man did
not turnaround. “I’m afraid, what is this?” he said. Dr.
Lago : “Ask the man,” Elias: “He does not reply.”
Elias then went on to describe the being and his
clothing. He was wearing a tight-fitting rubber-like
garment which covered him completely, including his
head. Elias then said: “my arms are dormant.” (Ed.
note: this possibly means his arms were limp or
Elias said he tried to get nearer but there was “a kind
of a wall” (Ed. note: we assume here there was some kind
of invisible barrier) so he could not approach further. He
also noted a window on his right.
) At this point Elias noted the man was looking at him,
and described his strange, long (horizontally-oriented)
lilac eyes which had no pupil. The man’s nose was long
and fine and his mouth was large but had no lips.
Because the clothing covered his head, he saw no ears
and only a triangular area of the neck, besides the face,
was exposed. The man’s skin was Dale, and he had
normal-appearing hands except that they were quite
long. His arms were exceptionally long and he was tall -
about 2 meters (6’8”).
The being pointed to the window and Elias approached
it and looked out. He said that he saw something very
large and balls or spheres of several colors crossing the
space beyond the window. He could also see stars
moving across a blue background.
This essentially is the gist of Mrs. Granchi’s
preliminary report, and she feels more information can
be elicited with further hypnosis sessions with Dr. Lago.
Unfortunately, this has not been accomplished to date
because it has not been possible to arrange the sessions
so that they are convenient to all.
Accompanying this article are drawings and
photographs pertinent to the account. Mrs. Granchi
calls our attention to the large number of E-M effcts
observed, non-consumption of fuel, the filming, multiple
witnesses, poltergeist effects as well as the abduction,
leading her to conclude that this was a major UFO event.
(Continued from Page One )
older brother Duane is not named, but it is obvious who
Wells is referring to when he says, “The cowboy was one
of the meanest, toughest-looking men I’ve ever seen
. . . he . . . raked me with beams of cunning and hatred
as strong as the flash from the spacecraft that sup¬
posedly had terrified his younger brother.”
Let me point out that had this description been the
part of a script for a TV special on the old west, the
reader would have immediately labeled “he” as the vil¬
lain of the piece. Which is what Wells wanted the reader
Wells further labels, by innuendo, the psychiatrist
brought in for consultation by the National Enquirer (for
whom he was working at the time and we can only
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assume he is no longer employed by them) as a “hard
drinker”, and a Berkeley, California professor, who did
the hypnosis, as “eccentric”, apparently because he
talked soothingly to Travis.
Mr. Lorenzen was in Phoenix for the initial meeting of
the Enquirer reporters (Wells was only one of a team)
and the Waltons, and I had the opportunity of speaking
to Wells early in the investigation. While I waited for
Jim to be called to the telephone I asked Wells what had
been learned to that point. He said that Travis was from
a broken home, his dad had left the family when he was a
small child, he was a mixed-up kid, and he frankly put no
stock in the report. All of this opinion came before the
hypnosis session, before the polygraph test, and before
Travis was questioned by the psychiatrist.
At this point, I could use Wells' tactics, and state that
Wells had to be a psychic or into reading tea leaves to
have known that much, but I won't—I'll just say simply
that, like the polygraph operator, he had his opinion well
before any investigation got under way. In other words,
he was biased.
This is pretty well explained in the concluding para¬
graph of Wells' poison pen job when he points out that
he asked his editors at the Enquirer to kill the Walton
story, but that it came out on the front page of that
newspaper a few weeks later, anyway. Resentment
because his “judgment” was overridden?
If the Travis Walton case was such an obvious hoax,
or if the preponderance of evidence had labelled it as a
hoax, we have to ask ourselves why people still take up
time and print to keep re-hashing it. The answer is
obvious. Wells, like Philip Klass, jumped to an unwar¬
ranted conclusion early in the case, and simply did not
have the grace to admit he had erred. The Walton case is
one of those which sticks in the craws of the debunk¬
ers—it bothers them. And well it should. After the initial
conclusion-jumping, careful time-consuming research
turned up evidence which strongly indicates that Walton
was telling the truth.
Probably one of the silliest statements Wells made in
the whole article was the conclusion which he con¬
tributed to the drunken, un-named psychiatrist (which,
if we take Wells' word for his condition after the inter¬
view with Walton, would have disqualified him) that
Travis had been acting out a childhood fantasy, nurtured
since his father, a UFO cultist, had left him. And Wells
seems to believe that!
Just for the record—intense investigation showed that
Travis had been 18 months old when his father left, so he
had not really known him, had no memory of him and
Mr. Walton was not a UFO buff. So where does that
leave the debunkers?
Fortunately for UFO research, APRO continued the
investigation, and based on the work we did, the Na¬
tional Enquirer did publish the story; otherwise, the
fragmentary, often inaccurate press releases out of
Snowflake (where the Waltons live) and Phoenix would
have been the end of the story.
Just for fun, we wonder if Wells would be willing to go
to Phoenix (anywhere in town would do) and make the
same statements about Duane Walton? (The cowboy)
one of the meanest, toughest-looking men I've ever
seen—a rodeo pro, a light heavyweight fighter, T-shirt
packed with muscle, eyes full of nails, tense, unpredict¬
able (there Wells goes with his instant analysis again!).
Come to think of it—why didn't he tell Walton what
hfe thought of the case right then and there?
There's something else Jeffrey Wells didn't
know—Duane Walton—iron worker, rodeo pro, light
heavy-weight fighter, was also attending night school,
majoring in psychology. Perhaps we should ask him his
impression of Jeffrey Wells?
UFO FREEDOM OF
The last week of October, 1981, was declared “Na¬
tional UFO Freedom of Information Week” by two
Washington, D.C. area organizations. The week was
highlighted by a press conference led by Bronx, N.Y.
lawyer, Peter Gersten, and the appeal of a Freedom of
Information Act lawsuit against the National Security
Agency, which is withholding at least 135 UFO-related
Gersten discussed the NS A suit and announced a
new suit against the Air Force for the release of 20-30
documents concerning the 1975-76 UFO sightings over
sensitive U.S. military bases. In the suit against NS A,
the District Court ruled that the agency was justified
in withholding the documents because of their effect on
national security. Gersten said, although winning the
appeal was unlikely, that at the very least “many
people were there who heard our arguments.” Gersten
had previously won the release of over 900 pages of
UFO documents in a suit against the CIA and has
written two articles concerning what the U.S. govern¬
ment knows about UFOs.
Also present at the press conference were Dr. Bruce
Maccabee, U.S. Navy physicist and chairman of the
Fund for UFO Research; Stephen Bruce Eichner, a
U.S. airman in 1975 who saw a UFO hovering over an
ammo dump; nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman, a
full-time UFO lecturer; and writer William L. Moore,
author of The Philadelphia Experiment and co-author
of The Roswell Incident . The gathering was sponsored
by the Fund for UFO Research and Citizens Against
UFO Secrecy (CAUS).
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By Lee Emery
This data applies to those areas with a latitude of
40 degrees north. However, since there are only minor
variations for observers a few degrees north or south
of this point, it can also apply to most of the U.S.A.,
Canada, Europe, Central Asia, and Japan. All times
given are approximate and may vary up to 30
minutes either way, depending on the observer's
location in relation to his local time meridian. Also,
add 1 hour for the beginning of the month, and
subtract 1 hour for the end of the month.
Prominent Planets: Venus rises in the eastern sky
about 2V2 hours before sunrise at approximately 4
AM. As usual, it appears as an extremely brilliant
point of light in the pre-dawn sky.
Mars rises in the east at sunset, appearing
orange-red in color. Just to the left of Mars is
another orange-red light source—this being the star
Arcturus. By midnight, Mars is found about 60
degrees above the southern horizon, and then sets in
the west at sunrise.
Jupiter and Saturn rise soon after Mars in the
eastern sky—Saturn about 7 PM and Jupiter about 8
PM. If you glance up at the sky around 9 PM, you
will see all 3 planets lined up vertically, with Mars on
top, Saturn in the middle and the brightest of the 3,
Jupiter, on the bottom. From April 6th through the
9th, the full moon will be in the same neighbourhood
as these planets. By sunrise, Jupiter and Saturn both
are found low in the western sky.
Brightest Stars: Arcturus, rising in the east at
about sunset, is characterized by its orange-red color.
By midnight, it is about 80 degrees above the southern
horizon, and by sunrise is located low in the western
Sirius , the brightest star in the sky, can be found
about 35 degrees above the southern horizon at
sunset and sets at about 10 PM in the west.
Procyon is found just above Sirius about 60 degrees
above the southern horizon at sunset and sets before
midnight in the west.
Rigel , located in the constellation of Orion, is found
about 40 degrees above the SW horizon after sunset
and sets in the west approximately 9 PM.
Betelgeuse , also located in the constellation of
Orion, is an orange-red star found above Rigel in the
sky. It sets about 10 PM in the west.
Aldeberan , located to tne right and slightly above
Rigel, is found about 40 degrees above the western
horizon after sunset and sets about 9:30 PM.
Capella is found about 70 degrees above the
western horizon after sunset and sets in the north
about 1 AM.
Vega rises about 9:30 PM in the NE, by 1 AM can
be seen about 45 degrees above the eastern horizon,
and by sunrise is found almost directly overhead.
Meteor Showers: The only significant shower this
month occurs on April 22nd. The Lyrids peak at
approximately 10 AM which means the only suitable
viewing areas are in Asia and Hawaii.
Moon Phases: First quarter — April 1
« Full moon — April 8
Last quarter — April 16
New moon — April 23
First quarter — April 30
Star positions are basically the same as they were
in April except rising and setting times are about 1
hour earlier in the first half of the month and 2 hours
earlier in the second half of the month.
Prominent Planets: Venus' position remains basical¬
ly unchanged from April. It still rises about
hours before sunrise in the east.
Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter are all located very close
together in the sky this month. At sunset, they can
be found about 35 degrees above the eastern horizon.
By midnight, they are about 45 degrees above the SW
horizon before setting after 3 AM in the west.
Meteor Showers: The Eta Aquarids peak on May 3
at about 11 AM EDT which is only suitable for
viewing in Asia. The same shower peaks once again
on May 5 at about 2 AM EDT which is suitable for
viewing in North America.
Moon Phases: Full moon — May 8
Last quarter — May 16
New moon — May 23
First quarter — May 29
(The following is published in the interest of pre¬
senting theories as they surface . APRO does not, how¬
ever, find anything of substance to support the Lam¬
bert theory ).
UFO FORECASTER Gary Lambert became inter¬
ested in UFOs about 14 years ago when there was a
series of sightings in Nebraska. Since then he has
studied UFOs as a hobby, traveling extensively to
interview witnesses and gather data. By comparing the
collected data at home, Lambert believes he has de¬
tected patterns that enable him to predict some events
that are going to come about.
“I knew in 1978 there would be a UFO flap that
would last through the fall and winter and it happened
just like I said it would. I predict right now that there
will be another one in the fall and winter of 1983."
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Gary also says that sightings are not random, but that
“they”, the UFO occupants, select some person be¬
cause of symbols needed to convey their message.
He claims some symbols have to do with things that
are coming in the future, what the dangers are. “For
instance, before the oil crisis of the WTO's we had
blackouts repeatedly in the 1960’s. We also had oil
based products left behind where UFOs had been.
Substances like asphalt or oil, or tennis courts would
be tom up. Once the oil shortage began in 1973 they
no longer had to warn us about it so they started
switching their signs.” He believes that the recent
rash of cattle mutilations is a sign that a food shortage
is coming and says it is already starting to surface in
places like Cambodia and Africa.
Gary also believes that the town of Mosinee, Wis¬
consin, is a prime target for a UFO sighting. He says
the numbers 1, 3 and 5 are important, and that “they”
like the words water, bridge, Lincoln and the French
word for water, eau. Mosinee is near a tremendous
amount of water, the big and little Eau Pleine Rivers
run just south of town, Highway 153 runs through
town and there is a Lincoln Street and a bridge.
Lambert, of Omaha, Nebraska, is currently doing
some work in the Mosinee area but that's not the only
reason he's there. He believes something big is in the
air and when it happens, he plans on being around to
put the missing pieces into place.
A WWII CASE
Bill Leet was piloting a B-17 when he and his crew
set off on a dangerous “lone wolf” raid on Salzburg in
November, 1944. Because they lost a supercharger on
takeoff they diverted to Klagenfurt, some 100 miles
closer. They made a surprisingly clean drop, turned for
home and the unusually quiet skies gave the entire
crew a perfect view of the visitor that suddenly ap¬
peared just off the left wingtip.
“This thing did not approach us from above or
below or either side. It was just there, like a light
switch being turned on,” said Leet. He described it as
a perfect circle without any third dimension to it. “The
closest thing I've ever seen to it is the amber light on
a traffic signal. But it didn't look like any earthly
The object stayed alongside the plane for about 45
minutes. Then, “like a light switch being turned off,”
it was gone.
Eight years later, Leet was co-pilot on a C-47
transport plane carrying troops on leave from Korea to
Japan when he and his pilot spotted a dull, metallic
sphere flying alongside the plane. He began to talk to
other airmen and learned that quite a few of them had
sighted flying objects that they could not explain.
By Joe and Doris Graziano
ARGENTINA - October 31, 1981 - Cordoba - The
pilots of two commercial flights, Pedro Heslop of Aus¬
tral Airlines flight 408, and Alberto Paracampo on
Aerolineas Argentinas flight 510, both said they saw a
^bright, round, huge object in the middle of which
there was another, smaller bright object” flying
through the sky around 9:15 p.m. Heslop said he saw
the object as he was just about to come in for a land¬
ing and Paracampo's report agreed with that of his
colleague. The object was at an approximate altitude
of 180 meters but could not be seen from the ground
because of prevailing weather conditions.
Date & Exact Location Unknown . Andrew Snyder
was serving as Radar Operator on the USS Belknap
and was in communication with the lookouts via
sound-powered phones. One night while crossing the
Atlantic enroute to Spain, a lookout reported 4 planes
in formation moving at incredible speeds.
Snyder stepped outside to see if he could spot the
objects, just in time to see them come to a halt almost
directly over the ship and hover for 30-45 seconds. All
of a sudden they bolted in a northerly direction in a
blast of orange, reddish light and were out of sight in
CANADA - February (?), 1981 - Delbume, Alberta -
Marlene Ribucan was backing her car out of the drive¬
way around 6:25 p.m. when she saw a huge object
about 100 feet from the ground. It was coming down
very slowly and “was just like the shape of a 747 or a
big shark in the ocean.”
As she watched, a big light “like a searchlight”
came on and stayed on for only a few seconds. The
light went off and the object turned in a northerly
direction and “took off at 100 miles an hour.” Ribucan
said there was a red tail light and she rolled the car
window down but could hear nothing.
July 22 - September 4 & 6, 1981 - Red Deer, Alberta
- Stan Haywood was driving to work around 2:30 p.m.
when he saw a “flashing in the sky” to the east. As he
looked out the window he saw “a stainless steel
circular object with a disc on top that was whirling
counter-clockwise and pipes coming out of it.” That
was on July 22nd.
On September 4th at about 6:40 a.m. Haywood was
again on his way to work when he saw a “real bright
star.” The object had no definite shape and was “fly¬
ing about as low as a small plane would fly.”
On September 6th, Haywood was standing in his
backyard when he saw an object hovering about 300m
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above the ground between two rows of trees. He ran In
the house to get his binoculars and the object still
hadn’t moved by the time he got back. “It was about
half as long as a DC-8, but it didn’t have any wings
although something was sticking out the sides. And it
had a fin-like tail with a red stripe down the back part
of it. The only thing it could be is a helicopter, but
there was no noise from it,’’ he said.
CANADA - September 16, 1981 - Charleston Lake,
Ontario - Mel Coons was watching TV around 9 p.m.
and was getting up to change the channel when he
noticed something peculiar. He looked out the living
room window and saw 3 objects that “were like big,
The first object came in over the lake at tree height,
flew towards the house and then banked left over the
water. Coons drew the attention of his wife and son
and they grabbed binoculars and went outside for a
closer look. The first object traveled “fast as light¬
ning” and disappeared over the point on the east side
of a bay, about 1,000 feet away from the Coons’ home.
The other two objects stayed over the water and “van¬
ished into thin air” shortly after the first one disap¬
peared. The son thought he could see several small
lights on the objects.
October 14, 1981 - Nakina, Ontario - Carol Luxton
and Olef Solmonson were driving buses carrying stu¬
dents from a dance around 12:30 a.m. when they
sighted two moving white lights in the sky. Solmonson
stopped his bus and as he got out, the lights moved to
the east and out of sight. He said the two lights were
about 50 feet apart and resembled “a radio transmitter
being dragged across the sky.” Both drivers said none
of the students saw the lights because they were
listening to music and ignoring the road.
ENGLAND - September 10, 1981 - Plymouth - Ac¬
cording to a story in the Western Evening Herald,
Denise Bishop was walking up the steps to her home
between 11:15 and 11:30 p.m. when she “saw a spaceship
that was the same shape as the body of a crab.” She con¬
tinued, “It was a massive ship with pink, purple and
white lights—the colors were pastel shades, not vivid
colors. The shell of the ship was metallic grey.” She esti¬
mated its size as 125 feet long and said it was “abso¬
As she reached for the back door of the house, a lime
green beam came down on the back of her hand. Denise
was unable to move until “the beam went back into the
ship and I could move.” The object then went up higher
and moved off slowly before disappearing from sight.
A mark appeared on Denise’s hand where she says the
beam struck her and she had to wash off the congealed
matter which had formed there. Several weeks after the
incident, a prominent mark like an almost healed bum
was still visible on her hand.
October 30, 1981 - Worthing - Mr. Derek Stenning was
driving home from Patching at 7:30 p.m. when his son
Simon spotted what he described as “a large colored disc
hovering above a clump of trees.” One half was red and
the other white and the two colors flashed alternately,
transposing positions as they flashed. The object had
two exhaust-type projections from which sparks were
appearing. As Simon pointed out the object to his father
it suddenly rose in the air and “seemed to come towards
the car”, then it accelerated away towards the sea “at an
ENGLAND - November 12, 1981 - Wrexham -
David Crewe contacted police after seeing a bright cir¬
cular shaped object pass near his home at 11:30 p.m.
He said it was traveling extremely fast in a straight
line but appeared to dip towards the Minera Mountain.
He also said it had a light larger than that seen on
aircraft traveling at night.
November 13 (?), 1981 - Bradford - Mrs. Alma
Metcalfe was in her flat with her husband at about
6 p.m. when they saw a bright light in the sky
towards Low Moor. They could not tell exactly how
big it was, even through binoculars, but they watched
it hovering for some time before it slowly receded
“At first I thought it had something round the mid¬
dle, but when we looked with the binoculars we could
see at least 7 large spikes radiating from the center.
Then, to my complete surprise, we saw a smaller ver¬
sion move away from it, shortly followed by another
one. They moved off toward the Richard Dunn Centre
and we lost track of them,” said Mrs. Metcalfe.
SCOTLAND - October 20, 1981 - Brucehill - Kath¬
leen Gillespie noticed a red light which appeared to
hover over Dumbuck Hill around 7:15 p.m. It moved
out of a cloud and she could see that the object was
circular in shape. It changed to a bright white color as
it passed over the Foster Wheeler Works and then
shot off at an unbelievable speed over the Clyde.
October 21, 1981 - Silverton - Jim Kerr had just
gotten out of bed at 5:45 a.m. and was looking out the
window when he saw a large, round object “traveling
at unbelievable speed over the Clyde.” It was de¬
scribed as bright orange with a “bright white streak
on its orange circular shape.”
ALABAMA - October 14, 1981 - Mooresville - Jeff
Wydner was returning from Huntsville around 9 p.m.
when he noticed a low-flying object drift over the high¬
way. “It was the size of a football field and hovered
about 100 or 200 yards over me,” he said. “I drove a few
more yards and started to pull off the road and looked
back and it was gone.”
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Wydner described the object as egg-shaped with many
white lights and one bright orange light at the end of a
pole in the center. “It appeared to have thrusters or
something across the bottom,” he said, “but I was right
beneath it and couldn’t hear a thing.” He estimated that
the object hovered for about 15 seconds before it
CALIFORNIA - September 15 & 17, 1981 - Corte
Madera - At midnight on September 15th, Jerry and
Lori Morgan claim they saw an enormous craft hover
over their house and move slowly toward San Fran¬
cisco. Seven months earlier, on February 19th, the
Morgans had their first encounter with a UFO.
Late that night Jerry noticed a gray metallic craft
shaped in the form of a rounded disc the size of a
house hovering above the trees. A pink and blue aura
surrounded the craft and it had square “head lamps”
emitting light of diamond brilliance.
The Morgans went outside and watched the object
for about a minute before it started moving slowly
over them. Its rounded shape was illuminated by a
blue light on its underside and it made a sound like a
hydroelectric plant or heavy machinery—“low pitched,
but intense.” The craft hovered over them for several
minutes and then almost instantly disappeared from
At 9 p.m. on September 17th, a Kentfield family
claimed they saw exactly the same thing. They de¬
scribed the object as the size of “four intersections” or
“five 747s” and “making the noise of an earthquake.”
Checks with NASA, the FAA, Mill Valley Air Force
Stations, Civil Defense and several other agencies
revealed that there weren’t any experimental aircraft
flying on either of these evenings.
CALIFORNIA - November 2-3, 1981 - Sacramento -
Joe Johns was driving on Highway 49 around 11:10
p.m., approaching the bridge over the South Yuba
River, when he spotted an elliptical shape of white
light. He thought it was going to fall straight down
into the canyon, but it stopped level with the moun¬
tain tops. The object left a trail of light as it de¬
scended, then suddenly darted back up, without a
light trail, and disappeared. An unidentified caller
reported to the sheriff’s office that he saw a similar
object at the same time.
The following day at 2:20 p.m., Tim Blanchard
sighted “an extremely bright and shiny object about
1,800 to 2,000 feet” in the northwest sky. The object
made no sound, and when Blanchard looked down for
“a split second” it had disappeared.
Several other sightings have been reported in the
area recently. Tom Gates, an astronomer at Foothill
College, said there have been 12 to 15 reports in
October, including some “very close encounters.”
ILLINOIS - November 6, 1981 - Peoria - Leroy
Guy, Jr. and Phyliss Marks reported sighting “a large
white light that had red and blue running lights on the
side” between 5:30 and 7 p.m. An off-duty policeman,
Manny Russell, confirmed that he also saw something
out of the ordinary while standing with the couple.
Chris Duncan, the investigating officer, related the
incident to officer Robert Baer and Baer stated he,
too, saw the object while en route to work.
November 17-18, 1981 - Tremont - Policemen from
Tremont, Minier, Stanford, Hopedale and Mackinaw,
along with state police, reported seeing a bright object
in the sky southeast of Tremont after it was reported
to authorities at about 10:45 p.m. According to Tre¬
mont policeman Tom Conover, it appeared as a bright
white light with a rotating red light. Conover said he
watched the object for over 2 hours.
Minier policeman George Nolan said the light was
hovering at an altitude estimated at 1,000 to 3,000
feet, “then it would move off and come back and hover
again.” Control towers at Greater Peoria Airport and
Scott AFB said they had nothing in the air near Tre¬
mont at the time.
MAINE - October 14 & 24, 1981 - SomesviUe -
Shortly after dark on the 14th, Malcolm Salisbury, Jr.
spotted an object that looked like a mini-comet. He
said the object went down on the north side of Sargent
Mountain, but “there was no explosion like you would
expect with an airplane or something.”
Ten days later, Southwest Harbor Police and the
Coast Guard reported sighting a similar flying object.
Subsequent investigation revealed that military exer¬
cises involving a B-52 bomber and several fighters
were conducted on the However, a spokesman
said these planes never under 5,000 feet. Sargent
Mountain is only 1,373 feet high.
VERMONT - November 10, 1981 - Bakersfield -
About 7:50 p.m.,, Joseph Cofelice was driving his son
James to a friend’s house when they saw 2 lights in
the sky to their left. “They followed us a ways and
turned in a manner which placed them directly in front
of us about 500 yards away in the western sky,” said
He was able to make out 2 objects as they hovered
over one another. One would turn its light on, then the
other off, and the light “lit up the field around us.”
Cofelice stopped the car and the objects approached
the car, stopping at a point about 200 yards away and
200 yards above the ground, he and his son exited the
car and started walking towards the objects.
“They both took off, making a hard grinding noise.
It didn’t sound like a jet or anything, but machines
working hard.” The objects had made no noise up to
that point. When the objects left they headed in a
northeasterly direction, and each had 7 lights on their
underside which came on. Reportedly, someone else
called the Air National Guard after seeing strange
lights over Bakersfield the same night.
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