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Observation reports May 2002:

Some of the UFO observations in May 2002 are listed on this page. Please note that these are not studies, but second hand observation reports, although mostly obtained from reliable and well known sources.


CANUFO report that they received an email from someone who saw a very unusual object over Winnipeg in the night of May 26. The witness does not want his name to be used publicly. sighting warrants some follow-up. This is what he observed in the company of two others, just West of Salter St. in the North End:

"At 11:44, we saw a huge triangle shaped object moving from the south end of the city then,directly over head, moving Northward. My guess would be that it was flying at an altitude between 2000 and 3000 feet? It was black and had a very pointy front end like an elongated triangle with 3 huge slowly pulsating red/orange circles underneath it's body (kind of the appearance of an element on hard top electric stove). It seemed to be moving a little faster then a Jetliner coming in for a landing. It was enormous probably the size of a football field as I compared it to a passenger jetliner that made its approach for landing moving across the north end of the city heading west approximately 15 minutes later. The black object made no noise whatsoever and seemed to "glide" across the sky silently. We also noticed looking directly at the craft that it seemed "hazy" like it was traveling with a "fog" around it. I think it would have been quite invisible but the full moon last night made it visible. I don't know if anyone else saw it all I know is we were quite shaken up by this sighting."

Thanks to CanUFO.


Reports relating to the March 2002 UFO flap continue to trickle in from Canada's British Columbia province. Ufologist Brian Vike is still interviewing eyewitnesses in the region.

One sighting took place during the week of March 18 to March 24, Vike reported. The witness said, "I saw the UFO in the direction towards Morice Mountain," south of Houston, B.C. (population 3,934), a small town 188 miles (305 kilometers) west of Prince George,B.C. "It was a bright white light with an orange glow around it and was hovering just below the mountain (ridge) line. I watched it for about two minutes before it disappeared."

During the week of April 21, 2002, a woman "was watching an object at approximately 11 p.m." The UFO "was west of the train bridge over the Bulkley River, heading towards Smithers, B.C. (population 5,624)," a town 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Houston, B.C. "It hovered just above the treeline for about a minute. It was a very bright white light, and again an orange tinge or glow was reported. She reported (hearing) no sound due to being indoors."

Many thanks to ufologist Brian Vike, HBCC, for these reports.


Jim Hickman reports that on May 20, 2002, "TJ" was out on the Quanah Range on Fort Sill earlier tonight, and saw the strangest objects in the sky that he ever saw! TJ reports, "The nature of my job requires that I carry a camera in my vehicle for documenting accidents and incidents on Fort Sill training areas, so I was able to get a picture of the objects." When I got home, I started searching the web trying to figure out who I should report this to, since I'm definitely NOT going to report this to the military authorities. If I did I'd probably end my career real fast. When I came across your website I almost fell out of my chair! The Lawton Triangle picture is almost exactly like the objects I saw, and Lawton is just south of Fort Sill where I saw these objects! Is this bizarre or what?" TJ continues, "I was looking west when I first spotted the objects low to the ground behind some tall trees." At first I thought they were the lights from military vehicles. Then suddenly these lights shot straight up in the sky and just hovered for a minute or so. I just sat there dumbfounded for a moment when it suddenly dawned on me that I should take a picture. Then they suddenly shot straight up in the sky at very high velocity and were out of sight within a second or so."

MUFON's Dr Bruce Maccabee's comments on the new photo: "WOW! Got to pull out all the stops on this one! A rare event, two photos of the same (apparently) thing! The numbers of lights at the corners may agree (do agree at two corners) and the shape of the red "car" is as I had predicted (the left and right outlines of the "car" in the Lawton photo would be the actual shapes of the left and right sides of the red UFO image if photographed without camera smear)."

Thanks to Jim Hickman, UFO Research. See photo's at:


The Russian newspaper Pravda reports that several dozens of the city of Perm saw a UFO flying over Energia stadium situated in the centre of the city. One of the witnesses, former military possessing flying training found difficulty in identifying the object with any known flying devices constructed on the Earth.

According to him, the UFO was a three-dimensional body with flat round base, similar to an tureen turned upside down. It slowly moved over the sky towards South, keeping the same height and speed. The object flew soundlessly, without leaving any glow or air track.

According to the observer, the distance from him to the UFO was approximately 400 meters, while its diameter was some 10 or 15 meters. In five minutes, the object disappeared over the houses in Kommunisticheskaya Street.


On May 18, 2002 a new report from Sheriff's Office of the Lake County, Oregon documents a bull mutilation in the Christmas Valley of Oregon southeast of Bend. It seems to be a continuation of animal mutilations and very strange aerial lights near the Sand Springs region over the past several decades. One rancher there in 1980 even described seeing cattle drawn up into glowing discs in the sky and dropped back down to the ground, dead and mutilated, the weight of their bodies making craters in the dusty soil.

The reports explains how two weeks ago on May 5, 2002 on a ranch about 15 miles south of Sand Springs, a 2400 pound bull worth $2,000 was found in a shallow crater. Strange bluish lights were seen in that area. The bull was alive at 12:30 p.m. and found dead and mutilated at 3:30 p.m. There were no footprints, no tracks, no tire tracks, no blood traces, no blood around the mutilated areas of the bull. The rancher already lost 18 heads between 1983 and 1985.

Sherrif deputy interview and preliminary laboratory analysis give stunning evidence that something extremely odd is happening. Journalist Linda Moulton Howe has started to investigate, see


The Victorian UFO Research Society (VUFORS), a long established Australian UFO research group, is currently investigating a report made by two police officers in the northern Victorian city. The Sunraysia Daily newspaper reports, Police sighting of UFO in the Sunraysia Daily, on May 18, 2002.

"We've just seen a UFO," was the radio call received at the Mildura Police Station during the early hours of yesterday morning. Two officers on a routine patrol through Apex Park were stunned to see a silver shape hovering above the river at 5:00 AM this morning.

"Mildura divisional van crew members Kate and Greg were patrolling Apex Park when their jaws dropped at the sight of a very bright lit up UFO hovering over the river," A police spokesperson said. "It appeared the UFO spotted them at the same time as it shot off in the direction of Gol Gol. "They attempted to give chase, but it had gone in the blink of an eye." "One of the officers commented over the air 'we've just seen a UFO' and received the reply. "One of the officers had seen a similar sighting in the same area several months ago that was the source of much mirth and humor among her colleagues," he said.

Thanks to VUFORS


The Chilean news agency EFE reports on May 17, 2002 that 47 years old electrician Gabriel Encina claims to recall an incident that occured on June 27, 1996 at 20:00 hrs, (24:00 GMT) while he was traveling between Los Sauces and Angol in the La Araucania region, 608 km to the south of Santiago, under clear skies and the damp weather characteristic of that winter season. "I suddenly saw a very bright white light some 3 meters in diameter which appeared and descended and followed me. I accelerated, but curiously, the car lost speed," he said.

He says that when the light landed on his vehicle, the radiance was so intence that he could make out dust particles floating in the air. "That´s when I felt anguished and passed out." when he awoke, both he and his car were some 12 km from where the encounter with the alleged UFO took place. "My legs trembled and my head hurt. I was surprised that my wristwatch had stopped at 20:05 hours, althought almost an hour had elapsed since the encounter," Encina explained.

The anguish he experienced kept him from disclosing it until now. "No one can keep me from thinking that I was abducted by something or someone. What I saw wasn´t an airplane or a flying saucer, it was simply a very bright light that landed on top of my car," said Gabriel Encina in an interview published by "El Diario Austral de Temuco."

"In spite of the time that´s elapsed, I´m still a bit affected by it. Ever since that abduction, I have headaches, migraines and bone trouble," he explained. "I have difficulty sleeping, I´m afraid of dreaming, and when I close my eyes I see that light following me, moving slowly toward me."

Encina notes that so far he never discussed the subject and that only his wife and close friends knew about it. "I know that others will call me a madman."


Simon Gibbard and his wife Jill lived for many years in Truro, Cornwall, UK. As members of the Cornwall UFO Society, they investigated and discussed sightings in that area. Then Simon landed a job in Egypt, and he and Jill moved to Cairo. Simon reported that he spotted a UFO there, after 20 years of fruitless skywatch:

"The date - Thursday, May 16 (2002); the time - 10:07 a.m. local (Cairo) time. The place - my office in Cairo, an area called Katamaya, where my large office window looks out toward the pyramids, although they are not in view and are around 25 kilometers (15 miles) away. Conditions were an absolutely blue sky and no clouds."

"I happened to look out and noticed what at first appeared to be a white paper bag high in the sky. Further looking revealed it was a bright ball of light. And although I found it hard to judge altitude, I would say it was around 30,000 feet (9,500 meters) and moving."

"I at first started to go through the motions of possible identification. It could not have been a plane as there was no vapour" trail (condensation trail or contrail here in the USA; jetstream in Australia - J.T.) And also it (the UFO) seemed to be hovering and moving very slowly from right to left (at) about the same speed you would see a plane moving at a very high altitude. Except that this was a constant ball of light - no vapour - and after 6 to 7 minutes of viewing" it was "not actually going anywhere, as any aircraft would."

"I was fortunate to have a tinted-glass (office) window, so I started to discount that it (the UFO) was something on my glasses." Simon then opened the window "and the object was still there. I also took different angles to view it, again convincing myself it was genuine. I then placed my finger against the glass in line with the object to track movement, and it moved left to right, then slightly up, then back to left to right at uniform speed." "Best part! While doing this with my finger still, it all of a sudden went about six to seven times its speed right to left, and stopped dead. Difficult to explain or show in an email, but what it covered in distance in 15 seconds it quickly did in two and stopped motionless again."

"At this point, I went to get my secretary, and when I came back ten seconds later, it had gone." "I looked and thought, How can it disappear from the middle of the sky so quickly when it took so long to cover the same distance earlier?" Simon and Jill want to "hear from anyone else fortunate enough to have" seen or heard about UFOs over Cairo and northern Egypt last week.

Thanks to Joe Trainor, UFOroundup, for this Email Form Report.


On May 13, 2002, the witness reports from Henderson hearing a whooshing sound as he walked outside and looked to see what it was at 6:32 AM. The witness states:

"I saw a black object hovering about as high as a light post and It hovered for about two minutes before a red light shot out of the side. The light moved in a circle and then retracted and the object flew away."

It was a little cloudy but visibility was good. The witness elects to remain anonymous.

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC director,


Two witnesses report from Mosinee that were driving down the road at 9:15 PM, on May 13, 2002, when they looked up and saw two bright white lights above a field. The witness states:

"As we got closer, we saw there was a red flickering light in the middle, so we pulled over and watched whatever it was and it looked like it hovered." Then it took off back toward town. I rolled down the window and listened and it sounded somewhat like a lawn mower. We turned around and followed it and drove about 55 or 60 mph and it was speeding way ahead of us. We thought it might be a plane because there was an airport (Central Wisconsin Airport) that way but couldn't figure out why it was so low and why it was going so fast. As we kept going, we saw it hovering over a field again. We saw that it looked triangular and somewhat flat. We pulled over and watched and it took off once again and we saw yellow lights now. As we followed it back the other way, it looked like it dipped and crossed the road and hovered about 60 feet above a house. We caught up again, pulled over and again it took off very fast and looked like it landed in a field up ahead, but it was too fast to see where it went or landed."

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director,


The witness reports from Holland:

"I saw two very powerful lights at 10:45 PM, on May 13, 2002, coming from what appeared to be the back of some sort of craft. It was in the sky and maybe about 600 feet from the ground. The lights resembled a pair of very bright car headlights. The craft was heading south and to the west a little. I was driving at the time, heading south, and was on a road with very little traffic, so I could speed up and try to get closer to it. I sped up to try to get closer and it appeared to be slowing down. I kept watching it and when I became parallel to it I pulled over and turned off my car. The lights were coming from the back of the craft and there were no lights on the front. There was a less bright light above the two, creating a triangle of three lights. It was making some noise and the closest thing I could compare the noise to was a high pitch radio frequency. I watched it briefly and after about 60 seconds it slowed almost to a stop. It began to go straight up and turn directly around and went towards the north again. I tried to follow it again and it quickly drifted to the west and I no longer could see it." The witness says, "I have never previously seen any objects I believe to be UFOs first hand. I was not on any hallucinogens or drugs at the time of the sighting and I am convinced that what I saw was definitely real - I wasn't just imagining something."

Peter Davenport informs that he spoke with this witness at some length, and found him to be seemingly serious-minded and credible.

George Filer notes: "Multiple witnesses in two states appear to be describing the same vehicle about one hour and thirty minutes apart and 200 miles away across Lake Michigan. If the craft flew a direct course it would have passed through two restricted areas."

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, and Major George Filer, ret,


A MUFON-investigator reports from Kansas City, that on May 13, 2002, at 1:22 PM, a coworker saw a cigar shaped object in the sky over North Kansas City. The cigar was silver in color and passed over 701 Parkway near Highway 9 at 1:22 PM, in the daylight sky:

"The object was traveling northwest about 1,000 to 5,000 feet altitude. My nephew was in the military a few years ago and is a trained professional in the art of identification."

Thanks to MUFON investigator, ID#7606 and NUFORC.


The witnesses report from Newark:

"Four of us were returning from vacation to Newark International Airport on May 13, 2002, and took the bus to the long term parking lot P to get our car at 4:10 PM. We had trouble locating the car and my wife and friend went one direction and my 16 years old son and I went the other direction. While my son and I were walking around in the parking lot we heard this very loud sound similar to a jet engine which came from 5 or 6 different directions at one time in about a 4 second time frame. The two of us automatically looked into the overcast sky thinking it was some type of jet. After thinking of what we just heard it was impossible for this to be a jet since the sound was coming in from many different directions to the point where we were standing in this very large parking lot in a very short time. We had looked into the sky but I noticed nothing. My son said, he noticed a rectangle object that was gray in color which vanished as fast as the sound we both just heard. I'm not sure what this was but it has to be the strangest thing I every experienced in my life (48 years old). Not that my son and I didn't believe in UFO's, now that I heard this and my son did see something in the sky we have had our own experience. If it wasn't for both of use being together when this happened I don't know if I would believe it myself."

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC director,


On Sunday, May 12, 2002, at 10:30 p.m., the three witnesses, Manoj, Vinod and Ashwath, were outdoors in Chennai, a town near Madurai in Tamil Nadu state in southern India, trying to cool off in the midst of the region's worst heat wave ever. That's when they spotted a strange glow coming from the south.

"At about 10:30pm, we spotted an object that emitted red and bluish lights," Manoj reported. Immediately they fetched a pair of Zeiss binoculars and studied the intruder more closely. "It seemed to have three propellors when seen through the binoculars."

"After a while, it began changing its position, and we could make out a vague ring-like structure around it." "Soon we also spotted two diamond-like structures side by side, emitting (multi-coloured) lights like a crystal spectrum. It seemed to move around a particular region of the sky, which could not be figured out. The diamond-shaped UFOs were white or bluish-white with a red centre. They were shaped vaguely like a diamond top. It was moving at an extremely high speed which made it difficult to photograph."

The Email Form Report was received and forwarded by Joe Trainor, UFOroundup.


Kathleen Keith reports from New Albany, that on May 11, 2002, she was listening to a police scanner up north (still in Indiana) and heard that a UFO had come down and landed on the road and blew someone's car? or person? right off the road. That was all they heard. Later they checked out the news broadcasts and the papers and there was no mention of it. You would think that if it came down on the road there would be a lot of people who would have seen it.

Thanks to Kathleen Keith and Major George Filer, ret.


In retaining the services of an attorney specializing in national-security affairs, researcher Larry W. Bryant has set the date for filing his next UFO-related FOIA lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Court.

Bryant, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the public-interest group Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS), says he has chosen June 24, 2002, as the filing date.

"This milestone effort to compel full government accountability happens to be a natural outgrowth of researchers' discovery of certain smoking-gun documentation pertaining to the 10 days after the Arnold case, namely the 'Roswell Incident' and its aftermath," Bryant says.

One of the documents in question, a one-page, July 1947 memorandum announcing a meeting of the Intelligence Advisory Board in Washington, has been censored by officials at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). "Does the memo's totally excised agenda item No. 3 pertain to the Roswell, N.M., UFO retrieval and/or to the supersecret panel of Roswellian damage-controllers called Majestic Twelve? If so, then this lawsuit can help settle the matter of UFO-E.T. reality once for all," said Bryant.

As the litigation proceeds toward possible socio-political history as to the Ultimate Secret, Bryant hopes it will entice certain UFO/E.T.-coverup whistleblowers to step forward with enough corroborative evidence to convince the court to conduct an in-camera inspection of the memo and its associated enclosures that remain "classified" by such Board-member agencies as the CIA, Air Force, Navy, Army, and State Department.

For more on FOIA declassified documents see here.


A source close to the Federation of American Scientists, says that the US General Accounting Office (GAO) announced on April 22, 2002 in its document "Space Surveillance Network: Appropriate Controls Needed Over Data Access. GAO-02-402RNI, April 22." that letting the general public access data about presence and location of space objects would not be a security threat. Later, the GAO decided to re-asses this estimate.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) asked GAO not to publish their final report on their worldwide website until USSPACECOM completes the risk assessment, takes any necessary corrective actions, and performs a security review of the final report:

"Posting the report on a public website at this time may draw attention to a potential security risk that may be exploited. The report states that NASA and DoD do not think that space data on the NASA Website poses a threat to national security, but a re-assessment is to be made in response to heightened security since September 11."


A witness on the ground reports that on May 9, 2002, he saw flashing orbs of light, consisting of five colors, bright white, deep blue, amber, bright red, and deep green:

"They were in a circular pattern directly above at 6:00 PM! They were too high to be a weather balloon, and it wasn't a plane, because there was no tail from fuel burn off, and no noise what so ever! This object stayed in one spot and did not move and each light would flash at different intervals, never simultaneously! The biggest light was the red one in the center. I was down by the Assiniboine River, and there's no way it was any kind of reflection! It kept flashing different lights at different times for 35 minutes before it disappeared!"


The observation occurred in bright daylight in the Paducah area in the afternoon at 4:15 PM, on May 9, 2002. The witness states:

"I was traveling north in a vehicle at 5 mph and observed a meteor-type falling object in the north sky. Initial sighting was at 30 degrees above the horizon and it was falling left to right or west to east at 10 degrees from vertical. The object was silver to white and was brightest immediately before it disappeared at 10 degrees above the horizon. In checking with the Regional National weather station the following day, they had other similar reports of the same meteor-like object, one from a location 50 miles to the north. I am curious as to what I observed, since nothing has been reported in the local media."

NUFORC Notes: "Other sightings reported from Indiana and Illinois indicate a possible meteor.} "The State Journal-Register," Sangemon County, Illinois: by JAYETTE BOLINSKI staff writer states, "Sangamon County authorities received more than a dozen calls Thursday afternoon PM, on May 5, 2002, of brilliant, firelike streaks in the eastern sky - a daytime meteor shower that is rare but not unheard of, according to a local astronomer. "It's certainly possible to see a meteor during the day if it's large enough or bright enough," said Charles Schweighauser, professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Commonly referred to as shooting stars, meteors are tiny particles that orbit the sun and typically are no larger than a grain of sand. The particles are called meteoroids once they enter the Earth's atmosphere. They become visible, rarely for more than a few seconds, because friction between the particle and air molecules creates a blue or white glow."

Jayette Bolinski Copyright 2002, The State Journal-Register

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director,


Further investigation of the May 9, 2002, night sighting at an altitude of 28,000 feet, reveals three objects were seen in the sky at 4:20 AM, by the three crew members in the cockpit operating the flight. The objects were round with bright white lights and each had a long trail of white light turning to red with some blue. Air Traffic Control had nothing on the radar but another aircraft reported that they saw the same thing. The other aircraft was at 39,000 feet and to them the objects seemed to be at that altitude, whereas to us it seemed to be at our altitude of 28,000 feet. After 1 or 2 minutes the objects suddenly vanished.

Peter Davenport spoke with the pilot at length, and found him to be an exceptionally qualified observer. They probably witnessed Russian space debris returning through the atmosphere.


Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director,


Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, has informed that an interesting report had just came in from airline pilots on a flight from Kennedy Airport, New York to Vancouver on May 9, 2002, at 1:45 AM. They spotted a spectacular fireball entering the atmosphere about 70 miles south of Sault St. Marie. The object lit up the night sky.


The witness reports from Silver Lake, Los Angeles that he and a room mate were in their apartment on May 8, 2002, at 9:20 PM, when they heard a loud helicopter engine type sound. The witness states:

"I went on to the balcony to see what the helicopter was doing and saw the red lights of the helicopter with something flying next to it." "The thing next to it was hard to see, it had no lights on but there was clearly the outline of some type of flying machine that was flying next to the helicopter moving northeast over the City of Glendale. "It went to the point where I could no longer see the cigar, just the red lights of the helicopter. Then I saw the red lights coming closer, heading southwest from Glendale. Soon the object came back into view, and it was clear that it was a cigar shaped object, similar in shape and form to that of a Boeing 737 without lights."

"I could see the silhouette traveling through the bright night city sky and yelled for my room mate to come and look. He saw it and became excited and suggested we go to the roof. There were now two helicopters following it. It went over the area not far from Glendale's Forest Lawn cemetery. There was a marine layer in the air and I could see the object go through the low clouds as it made it's way southwest towards downtown. It continued in the direction of downtown Los Angeles and was lost behind a hill. Phone calls to the local police and media brought no answers."

NUFORC's Peter Davenport spoke with this witness, and found him to be quite credible.

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director,


French newspaper Journal de Saone et Loire reports on April 8, 2002, that Saturday, April 6, 2002 at around 10:40pm, a resident of Marsanny-le-Bois, looking out of a window at his house, saw a falling fireball which disappeared. It seems that it crashed into the ground and without making any noise, without an explosion, according to the eyewitness.

The fall was near Flacey, in the department of Cote d'Or, northwest of Dijon in eastern France, and, to date, has only the one eyewitness. Searches were quickly conducted by firefighters and gendarmes (policemen ) around a very large perimeter encompassing both Viovigne and Flacey.

At the same time, a helicopter flew over the area to assist in the search but found nothing. A statement from the Armee de l'Air (French Air Force) base nearby revealed that no aircraft were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. Neither were any unusual meteorological phenomena noted. A fuller investigation will be initiated to determine the cause of this phenomenon.


In the first week of September 2001, six nurse's aides at the Lacombe Nursing Home near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada reported that they witnessed several flights of unidentified orange glowing triangular craft during their night shift breaks. They were interviews by Linda Moulton-Howe and provided sketches of what they observed.

On May 9, Linda Moulton Howe received a phone call from nurse's aide Penny Pickett who reported two more sightings from the same location. In a subsequent interview, she said that on the early morning of May 8, 2002 at about 2:30am, she and another nurse who is new in their crew so again orange triangles fly over during their cigarette break, and then again they saw six flying triangles for maybe half a minute at 12:25am and there were six triangles. The new nurse was stunned by the sighting and wondered how human could be in ships flying so fast and so high.

Penny Prickett indicated that since April 20th when she already had reported 14 such objects in one observation, eight more of those triangles were seen.


It was midnight, on May 7, 2002, when the two witnesses from McMinville heard an annoying sound like someone had left a radio on low:

"My Mom asked me to go check it out and I went to my bedroom which is at the other side of our apartment and could hear the sound louder and clearer. I then looked outside but could see nothing. My Mom looked up above a house nearby to see a saucer shaped craft spinning and hovering with red, blue and some green lights around the whole craft. The saucer hovered there for about five minutes and all of a sudden it just hovered down quickly and disappeared without a trace."

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director,


It was Monday evening on May 6, 2002, around 9:10 PM, when the witness, reporting from Western Spring, facing west and looking straight up noticed a satellite slowly creep in a straight line across the sky directly overhead. The witness states:

"Being so close to Chicago, star visibility is rather poor, I can see the Big Dipper, some planets and a few bright stars and I have a knack for spotting satellites. I'll pick it up in plain site and try and follow it across the whole sky until it fades out of view. "The one on Monday was something I never saw before, I thought I spotted a satellite, a pinpoint of light just moving in a straight line north to south, this time, and 2 seconds after I spotted it, it began to slowly grow in white brilliance, he said. I immediately thought this thing was entering the atmosphere and the 'glint' on this object got to be as bright as a full moon, and I noticed I had to squint it was so bright." ... "Suddenly the light contracted and continued its straight line course, returned to its normal illuminated pinpoint of light and faded out. If this is a satellite (or ISS) it is glinting the sun in certain positions that are really going to freak people out."

Thanks to Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director,


On Sunday, May 5, 2002, at 3 a.m., Clive Howe was in the bedroom of his home in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, UK when he saw a strange light in the sky moving very slowly.

"At a little after 3 a.m. in the morning," Clive reported, "I looked out my bedroom window and saw a flashing light which at first I thought to be a light aircraft. It was approximately two miles (3.2 kilometers) away and at an altitude of a couple of thousand feet. As I watched, I realized that the object wasn't moving, and the light's flashing was more erratic than that of an aircraft. Two smaller lights then appeared on either side of the object and moved outwards from the main body. These remained in position for the rest of the sighting."

"I fetched my binoculars and could clearly see clusters of different coloured lights flashing at varying intensities (green, orange, yellow, red--C.H.) The shape appeared to be a saucer. I woke my girlfriend who looked and confirmed what I had seen."

"I then fetched my digital camera and photographed the object as best I could. I heard no sound and detected no smell. The object remained in the same position for over an hour. I stopped watching as dawn approached and light cloud began to obscure the object."

Thanks to Joseph Trainer, UFOroundup, for publishing this Email form report.


The daily newspaper Baku Sun in Azerbaijan, has published a short unsigned news brief on its web site.

The article is on and has the title "Close encounters of the Caucaus kind.

It says that Shemakha is the focal point of unidentified flying objects, the head of the space seismology sector of the National Aerospace Agency told the daily Yeni Azerbaijan:

"Fuad Gasimov, said that more and more UFOs are flying to Shemakha, a mountainous district some 170 kilometers northwest of Baku. The paper reported that Gasimov believes that it’s an observatory there that is attracting the alien visitations. The paper reported that both the local population of Shemakha and employees of the observatory have seen a UFO landing on earth, and close encounters with space aliens cannot be ruled out."

I have checked the identity of Professor Fuad Gasimov, who is indeed a celebrated scholar in microelectronics, who recently chaired the International Micrpelectronic Conference in Baku.


In the N. 352 of its UFO Newsflash bulletin, the Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) we are told that this organization has a most important Italian journalistic UFO files database. Investigator Gildo Persone said that this archive contains hundreds of thousands of UFO reports from 1946 to the present days, which were published in newspapers and magazines in Italy.

The CISU has decided to make this archive available to researchers and students on the Internet, in addition to their well known services "Notiziario Archivio Stampa" and "L'Eco della Stampa."

Thanks to


Three motorcyclists from Cachi who were driving along National Route 33 informed El Tribuno that they had witnessed "a fantastic sight" on Monday, May 6, 2002.

"We saw," said the bikers, "an enormous cigar-shaped unidentified flying object measuring some 100 meters in length."

Martin Oliver, Ruben Chihan and Antonio Rodo, young bikers well known throughout the area, claimed that their experience occurred on May 1st as they headed back from the capital. "We want our names to be included, because for a long time we've been hearing similar stories from fellow residents who out of a sense of shame or sheer cowardice do not want their names printed in the paper," stressed the sportsmen.

"We were finishing the Tin Tin stretch when we saw a strange light from the east, in the vicinity of Payogasta. We stopped our rides and saw it: an enormous cylinder measuring some 100 meters in length, shining like a mirror in the reflected light of the setting sun. It was shaped like a giant cigarette and flew slowly some 200 meters from the ground. We couldn't believe it but it was real. It made no noise whatsoever and appeared to be made of a material similar to polished steel, " the cyclists reported. "Suddenly, it stopped and remained suspended in mid-air. A few seconds later, it began flying at an astonishing speed and lost itself in space."

(c) 1995-2002. El Tribuno Digital; translation (c) 2002. Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special Thanks to Mercedes Casas and Scott Corrales, Director, Institute of Hispanic Ufology.


In an official notice, the Russian news agency Itar Tass of May 1st, 2002, announced that the Extraterrestrial Exhibit in Saint Petersburg opened its doors. This exhibition is first of this type in Russia, and is dedicated to the UFOs and to the contacts between extraterrestrial and humans civilizations. It is organized by the Museum of History of the City, the museum of Cosmology Sciences and a newspaper called Anomalia.

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