"Now it can be told."
"A team from the Philippines Atmospheric,
Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
(PAGASA) has admitted actively participating in the
investigation of what is known as Close Encounters of
the Third Kind."
"UFOs or unidentified flying objects, in particular,
Elmer Escosia, team leader, team leader, said they opined
files to reveal what they discovered so far instead of keeping
the information to themselves."
"'Our files and records are open to the public and
anyone can read or research,' Escosia told the Manila Times.
"The team, he said, is composed of eight members under
PAGASA's Astronomy Division, which was assigned to
investigate UFO sightings in the country," i.e. the
"According to Escosia, they were able to explain most
of the UFO sightings from all over the country, which were
reported to PAGASA."
"But, he admitted, they were stumped and found
no logical explanation for three such sightings."
"The first was in 1984, or 16 years ago, when
children reported that they saw 'bulbous-non-human
beings' alight from a large, disk-shaped 'spacecraft'
which landed in Ormoc City in western Leyte."
(Editor's Note: Ormoc is a port city on the west coast
of Leyte Island, located about 640 kilometers or 400
miles southeast of Manila, the national capital. Ormoc
was the site of a ferocious battle between the Imperial
Japanese Army and the U.S. Army's 77th Division in
September 1944 during World War II.)
'It was impossible not to believe the children's
testimonies since they gave the same descriptions,'
"He added they sent the description of the 'aliens'
to other investigators in the USA who appeared to be
"The two other unexplainable sightings were in
Las Pitas and Muntiniupa City in 1997 and on May 10 of this
"In 1997, Escosia reported, at least 400 people reported
that they saw 13 odd-shaped flying objects that were clearly
visible in the following subdivisions: Uranium Street, Pilar
village, Las Pitas" (and) "Dona Josefa, also in Las Pitas,
and Heroes Hill in Muntiniupa."
"The eyewitnesses described the UFOs as
transparent and hollow at the middle, closely resembling a
school of jellyfish minus the tentacles." (See the Manila
Times for September 14, 2000, "Three sightings of UFOs
aliens stump PAGASA astronomical experts," by
Jeannette Andrade. Many thanks to Rev. Billy Dee
for forwarding the newspaper article.)
A housewife in rural Hampshire County, near
Romney, West Virginia (population 2,000) reported
that the mysterious gossamer substance known as
"angel's hair" fell in profusion on her family farm
during the evening of Tuesday, September 19, 2000.
"Last night (Tuesday, September 19, 2000), at
about 7 p.m., I heard a loud 'droning' sound, like a
large airplane. I went out to look to see if I could
see it, but I could not see it," the witness, Rusty,
reported. "The droning lasted about an hour."
"This morning (Wednesday, September 20, 2000),
when I got up, my yard was full of this 'spider web stuff.'
Don't know exactly how to describe this other than
they looked like spider webs but at the same time they
were not your usual 'circular' webs."
"I immediately got the camera out and took a dozen
photos. I had my husband go to town to buy some
rubber gloves so we could get some samples. On
His way in (to Romney--J.T.) there were a few spots
he could see on the way to town, which was seven miles
(11 kilometers away) but nothing as heavy as was in
"The first sample he tried to get with the gloves
soon turned into a goo-like substance as soon as he
touched it. He put the samples on a piece of paper
towel and put the gloves in with it in a plastic bag."
"I went to town to the One-Hour Photo place and
got the photos developed."
"I have lived here in Romney, W.V. for six years
and I have never seen anything like this."
Rusty has posted the "angel hair" photos on her
website. UFO Roundup readers can reach the website
by setting their browsers for this URL:
Romney, W.V. is on Highway 50 in the northeastern
corner of West Virginia, approximately 27 miles
(43 kilometers) south of Cumberland, Maryland.
(Many thanks to Louise A. Lowry for forwarding the
CHUPACABRA BLAMED FOR
FIFTY DEAD SHEEP IN CHILE
"The new-mythical 'Chupacabra' and starving pumas
(also known as cougars or mountain lions--J.T.) are now
disputing authorship over the deaths of fifty sheep in the
section of Carahue commune in (Chile's)
"The event mobilized the Carabineros (Chile's
national police--J.T.), health services personnel and
veterinarians aimed at determining the cause of the
"According to eyewitness testimony, the deceased
animals presented wounds in the jugular veins through
which blood was apparently extracted."
"The find sent shivers through all the people living in
the field owned by Aliro Pedreros Jaque. They stated that
regardless what is to blame for the slayings--either the
Chupacabra or pumas enraged by the lack of sustenance
(due to a hard winter--S.C.) it nonetheless constitutes a
"Losses due to sheep deaths are nearing the one
million (Chilean) peso mar. This is the motive
behind the intensification of efforts to determine exactly
what happened in order to prevent another animal
"The animal deaths took place at La Gloria farm,
some 14 kilometers (8 miles) to the west of Carahue.
It was the workers themselves who made the discovery
while performing forestry work. Almost speechless, the
farmhands ran to the overseer to notify him of the event.
Angrily the man returned to the place in question, where
he was able to verify that his farmhands weren't
delusional and that the deaths of the sheep had been
caused by a very strange animal."
"Investigators are clearly mystified by the fact that the
victims were enclosed in a pen--much the same as 15
other animals who died under similar circumstances
three days ago (Wednesday, September 13, 2000),
displaying wounds in the neck and literally bloodless."
"Residents stated that their first guess was that the
pumas were responsible. When starved, these animals
descend from the mountains (the Andes--J.T.) and make
free with any animal that gets in their way. It was later,
after having observed the (dead) animals that the peculiar
stories of the despised Chupacabra began to emerge."
"According to the accounts of several section residents,
this true terror of the animal world had already made his
presence felt in Angel, where it destroyed dozens of fowl."
"Juan Carlos Sanhueza, one of the workers in
the pasture, stated his disbelief (in the Chupacabra)
and opined that 'the one responsible for the animal
deaths is likely a puma or a lion. And that's that!'"
(See the Chilean newspaper La Cuarta for September 17,
2000. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales,
autor de los libros, Chupacabras and Other
Mysteries y Forbidden Mexico para eso articulo
THREE UFOs SIGHTED OVER
On Sunday, September 17, 2000, "just after
6 p.m., I spotted a UFO, just like the white ones
San Jose," witness James W. reported.
"A couple of minutes later, another UFO came
next to the first one. I saw two of them floating there.
I was sitting down and watched them hover from about
a 900-foot elevation. The UFOs were very high. The
UFOs were just a little southeast of the Mount
Sutro tower and Twin Peaks, well over the air traffic--
I'm guessing 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) or more."
"I decided to run home to get my binoculars.
I looked up some more to try to find them again.
This time there were three in a row, just like in San
Jose. When I got home about five minutes later,
about 6:25 p.m., I couldn't find them again. I
looked hard for another ten minutes, scanning the sky,
but I couldn't find them. I did see a big (Boeing) 747
coming in from the north, heading for" San Francisco
International Airport. "Those UFOs had to be at least
as twice as high" as the big jetliner. (Email Form
HIGH-FLYING UFOs SEEN
SOUTH OF KANSAS CITY
On Monday, September 18, 2000, at 6:20 a.m.,
D.A. opened the front door of his home in Prairie
Village, Kansas (population 25,000), a suburb
about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Kansas City,
and stepped onto his front walk. "I was outside to get the
morning paper and noticed how bright and clear the sky was,"
he reported, "The moon was bright. You could see Orion's
three stars clearly."
"As I perused the sky, I could see two bright white
objects moving from the southwest. One, followed by
another. They were really high up, shaped like a triangle.
Seemed to be moving rather fast. no sound, no vapor
trail, going to the northeast. I watched for about a minute
and a half. There were no other airplanes in the sky,
"The two objects seemed to be white in color and
triangle in shape. They were both moving very fast."
D.A. added that he contacted a TV station in Kansas
City, but the receptionist wasn't interested. (Email Form
ATLANTIS WRAPS UP 12-DAY
SPACE STATION MISSION
The space shuttle Atlantis touched down safely
on Wednesday morning, September 20, 2000
following a successful 12-day mission to the International
"'We had a great time,' Commander Terrence Wilcutt
said, 'We're all glad to be back.'"
"'We've had a really great flight,' (NASA) flight director
Wayne Hale said."
"During their five days inside the space station,
Atlantis' crew hauled in three tons of equipment. Another
crew is scheduled to depart for the space station October 5
aboard (the shuttle) Discovery."
On Tuesday, September 12, "shuttle pilot Scott Altman
showed off the (newly-installed) bathroom inside Zvezda
(one of the station's Russian modules--J.T.) and one of the
two sleeping compartments."
"'Each cabin comes with its own window,' he pointed
"At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Altman barely fit inside the
sleeping compartment. He is ineligible for a stint aboard
the space station because he's too big for the Russian
escape capsule." (See USA Today for September 13,
2000, "Astronauts furnish the space station,"
September 20, 2000, "Space shuttle planning
touchdown today" and September 21, 2000, "
"Atlantis returns; Discovery preps for liftoff.")
(Editor's Comment: Don't let it bother you, Scott.
As the skipper of Altman's Ark, you hold the record
for ferrying the largest number of Earth life-forms
into space. That record may stand for decades."
SNAPS AT A MAN IN
One of the weirdest Fortean phenomena is
the "Crazy Croc syndrome," the sudden and
unexplained appearance of alligators in places
far from their natural habitat.
Just such an incident occurred last week in
Kennebunkport, Maine (population 1,200), a
seaside resort town on Route 9 located about 26 miles
(40 kilometers) south of Portland.
(Editor's Note: The Bush family mansion, summer home
of former President George Herbert Walker Bush, and
his son, Gov. George W. Bush, the current Republican
Party candidate for USA president, is located on
Walker's Point in Kennebunkport.)
(Editor's Comment: Cue spooky organ music...)
"An alligator that nipped at a man's trousers was likely
someone's pet that was set free, police said."
"William Sartry shot the 31-inch-reptile dead. He said
the alligator approached him while he was walking around
a pond in his back yard."
"'You're going to think I'm nuts,' Sarty told a police
dispatcher when he reported the incident." (See
USA Today for September 20, 2000, "Maine,"
(Editor's Comment: Can I possibly top this? You betcha!
If you want to see a hilarious picture of Dubya, check out
the October 3, 2000 issue of the tabloid newspaper Globe,
page 9. Globe is on sale in USA supermarkets everywhere
this week. Question: if Dubya is a self-professed born-
again Christian, then why is he making the Sign of the
Goat, aka the Sign of the Horned God, aka the Sign of
Lucifer, in that photo?)
EX-ARMY OFFICERS CRITICIZE
BLACK HELICOPTER PROGRAM
Recently-retired U.S. Army officers, one of them
formerly assigned to the 160th Aviation Regiment, also
known as "the Night Stalkers" disputed the USA Defense
Department's claim that recent helicopter exercises
are designed to train U.S. troops for deployment overseas.
The disclosures were made to WorldNet Daily "by
former Night Stalker Captain Jeff Norgrove."
"'These aren't really military exercises,' Norgrove
said. 'They are SWAT training. The Army will never
admit that to you, but that's what it is.'"
In March 1999, "Delta Force and the Night Stalkers
were involved in a controversial exercise in Kingsville,
Texas, where the SWAT (Special Weapons and
Tactics) used live ammunition and explosives to
conduct their training."
"Special Operations Command officials at Fort Bragg,
North Carolina insist that only 'training ammunition' was
used during the exercise in Kingsville and other
"A number of retired military officers have come
forward to insist that Army claims of the use of only
training ammunition are untrue."
"'They really think that we're so stupid that we can't
figure this out,' Norgrove said."
"Most of the Night Stalkers and the Delta Force
troops, according to Norgrove...are young and not fully
aware of what is going on."
"'They just do what they are told,' Norgrove explained.
'It's exciting and the pay is very good.'"
In addition, "a high-ranking retired Special Operations
Command officer" told the Washington, D.C. weekly
newspaper The Spotlight that "elite military units have
been undertaking urban warfare training" across the USA
"in preparation for assuming the duties of U.S. law enforcement."
"The retired colonel confirmed for the first time that that
the mysterious training engaged in by U.S. Army Special
Forces and Delta Force, Navy SEALs, Marines Force
Recon and U.S. Air Force Air Commandos is intended
for domestic operations."
"The Delta Force and Night Stalkers do not even wear
standard military uniforms. Instead, just like any SWAT team,
they are garbed in black uniforms, complete with black
helmets and face shields. They also wear bulletproof
body armor and are discharged from the Night Stalkers'
helicopters wielding German-made Hechler and Koch
9mm submachine guns."
"The maneuvers are always conducted at night. The
helicopters are painted dark with a special paint that has a
sandpaper texture, appears black and enables the
aircraft to avoid radar. They are flown without lights by
Night Stalker pilots utilizing night vision goggles. The
helicopters bear no markings and can be seen in the darkness."
(See The Spotlight for September 25, 2000, "Military trained
for police ops," page 6.)
The USA's western state of Wyoming was hit by an
unusually heavy snowstorm last weekend.
""From Friday (September 22) through midmorning
Sunday (September 24, 2000), the (state) capital,"
Cheyenne, "had recorded 10.5 inches of snow, though
the number was fleeting. By noon, clumps of snow were
falling from sun-warmed trees and roofs."
"The last comparable September snowfalls for
Cheyenne were on Sept. 28, 1985 when a storm had left
4.9 inches, and on Se[t. 18, 1942, when 4 inches fell,
according to the National Weather Service."
"About 1,200 travelers were "stranded in Rawlins and
Rock Springs...A few of them began moving on as
Interstate (Highway) 80, which had been closed Saturday,
reopened a section at a time."
"'We had 15 miles in Rawlins that is nothing but a
parking lot for trucks,' said Don Brinkman, chairman of
the Red Cross branch in Carbon County."
"About 550 travelers had spent the night at the
Rawlins Family Recreation Center, 350 to 400 more
were at the Wyoming National Guard armory in town."
"On Friday and Saturday, the storm struck central
and south-central Wyoming. It deposited 12 to 15
inches in Casper; 19 in Rock Springs; six in Lander;
six to eight in Kemmerer; three in Riverton; 3.5 in
Buffalo; four north of Cody; four north of Greybull; and
one to two inches in Jackson. "
"Pine Bluffs received the most serious (snowfall)
toward the end of the storm, about 12 inches." (See
USA Today for September 25, 2000, "Snowstorm buries
Wyoming's record," page 4A.)
(Editor's Comment: Wyoming wasn't the only place hit
Fortean weather last weekend. Check out the following
SOUTHERN ASIA INUNDATED
BY MONSOON FLOODS
"Millions of residents of India and Bangladesh tried
to find refuge Monday," September 25, 2000, "from
torrential rains and floods that have killed more than
700 people and left millions more homeless in the last
""Late monsoon rains sent water rushing over
riverbanks and dams, submerging villages, and the homes
of more than 10 million people in eastern India and 200,000
"In India's West Bengal region, the worst-hit area,
652 people were feared dead, according to Deputy Chief
Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee. He said 415 bodies
had been recovered, and another 217 people had been
washed away by strong currents."
"In neighboring Bangladesh, at least 15 people have
died in the country's northwestern districts."
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered the army
and paramilitary troops to join relief work after
floodwaters damaged or washed away about
40,000 mud-and-straw huts, leaving at least 200,000
Floodwaters raged elsewhere in Asia, as well.
"In Vietnam, floodwaters claimed the lives of more
than 120 people, of which nearly 100 were children, in
the past several weeks. Officials say the floods have
been the worst to hit the Mekong Delta area in decades."
"In Thailand, at least 47 people have been killed by
rising floodwaters, which have hit 43 of the country's
"In Cambodia, at least 173 people have died in
flooding that began in August. More than 715,000
acres of rice crops have been destroyed by the floods."
(See USA Today for September 26, 2000, "'Gigantic'
task waits in floodwaters' wake," page 16A. Many thanks to
Binh and Trinh for the news tip.)
from the UFO Files...
1954: ALIENS LAND IN
On September 24, 1964, Cesar Cardoso was
driving on a two-lane road near Almaseda, a
village about 216 kilometers (135 miles) northeast
of Lisboa (Lisbon), the capital of Portugal.
While driving in this hilly rural area not far from the
border with Spain, Cardoso heard a strange humming noise.
All at once, his car engine began to sputter and cough.
He pulled over to the side of the road beside a low
Frowning, Cardoso turned the ignition key and tried
to restart the car. The engine made a noise like nails
rattling in an empty coffee can. As he stepped out of
the car, he saw two other cars pulling over. The
humming sound grew louder. Then a circular shadow
passed over his car.
Looking up, Cardoso let out a yell of excitement.
Floating downward toward the nearby hilltop was a
flattened silver disc about 13 meters (40 feet) in
Afterward, Cardoso reported, "I was near the
village of Almaseda when I saw a flying saucer, out of
which stepped three beings in suits of shining aluminum.
They were two meters (6 feet, 7 inches--J.T.) tall."
The aliens moved around the hilltop, taking samples
of the local vegetation. Cardoso reported, "They picked
and cut flowers, snipped off twigs from bushes and put
them in a shining box."
Then the aliens noticed Cardoso and the other three
humans on the roadside. Without speaking, they made
gestures of invitation, pointing to the saucer's open hatch.
"I and three companions were invited to enter the saucer.
But when we refused, the beings did not insist. They climbed
back into their saucer and ascended vertically at an immense
speed, emitting a shower of sparks." (See the book Flying
Saucers Uncensored by Harold T. Wilkins, The Citadel Press,
New Jersey, 1955, page 55. See also the Portuguese
newspaper Diario de Lisboa for September 28, 1954.)
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