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Cylindars Sighted in Georgia
Source: Filer's Files #14 -- 2000, April 3, 2001
State MUFON Director of Georgia and former Police Chief, Tom Sheets writes,
"On Monday morning March 26, 2001, I opened my current batch of email
found a preliminary morning report from John Bodin, Sr., MUFONGA's DD
South Georgia." John indicated that he had gone out right after
dawn for his
normal morning walk; the weather was crisp and clear with a crystal blue
Off to the SE he noticed an aircraft's contrail similar to those
noticed during the past weekend. He also observed that the aircraft
to be lower in altitude than when such vapor trails are normally formed.
metallic aircraft color was readily apparent in the sunlight, and the
contrail was white against the blue sky. Suddenly the contrail stopped,
at this point the aircraft appeared to be about the size of a pencil eraser
head at arm's length but incredibly, the aircraft seemed to have almost
halted in the sky. John watched as the contrail dissipated right
the back of the aircraft. He also noticed that the body of the aircraft
seemed a little too long as compared to others he had observed.
point, he realized there were no wings attached to the fuselage.
continued his observation for 6 to 7 minutes until, moving very slow,
lost from view with no change in it's appearance.
Upon receiving the above report from John about 10:00 AM, I noticed that
skies above Fayetteville and the Atlanta area 15 miles to the North, were
full of jet aircraft making a very obvious checkerboard pattern of vapor
trails (the sky was FULL). Inspection of these via binoculars and
over the next few hours indicated they appeared to be the normal contrail
vapor formations, slowly drifting more or less eastwards. Due to
activity, this writer alerted other MUFONGA members in the Atlanta area.
SSD/FI David Brown of Norcross (northern Atlanta suburbs) then indicated
would be outside most of the day and would conduct surveillance and report
Later Monday afternoon John Bodin was in contact with MUFONGA SSD/FI Michael
D. Hitt of Roswell, GA, (north Atlanta suburban area) regarding a separate
long-term investigation that is underway. Michael, a Roswell, Georgia
officer, then indicated that he had observed something very similar to
event earlier in the day while on patrol duty. Officer Hitt indicated
at about 11:45 AM, he had been called to Roswell Police Headquarters.
Enroute, he noticed an aircraft slowly flying S to N a little lower than
normal for that area, the aircraft being clearly visible in the bright
As he watched, he noticed that it appeared to have no wings or tail
structures, and that another unusual effect was noticed. There appeared
be a 'heat-like' emanation given off from the fuselage and then the aircraft
vanished. Michael indicated that he became aggravated that there
was no way
he could have turned his dash-mounted police videocam onto the craft.
skies over Roswell were also clear at that time, as in the rest of Georgia,
with a mild to moderate wind from the NW.
About 3:00 AM on March 28, 2001, I received an email report from David
of Norcross. He indicated in his report that due to the alert, he
been observing this aerial activity i.e., checkerboard patterns, and that
aircraft appeared not to have wings. Further that at times, some
seemed to be working in pairs. David also described that one aircraft
appeared to have a 'haze like' sheath around it, seemingly not part of
vapor trail, and while watching that, another craft suddenly appeared
in the opposite direction, again with a 'haze-like' effect around it.
had no knowledge at that time about Michael Hitt's description of the
'heat-like' emanations observed in the craft over Roswell.)
observed a night flight of apparent C-130 Hercules aircraft flying in
direction of nearby Dobbins AFB. These were followed by a number
helicopters flying in the same direction. He contacted the PIO and
Dobbins AFB to discuss these matters, but was not given any information
relating to the flights or the other aerial activities.
David indicated he had made some video tape of this activity, and this
be under review in the coming days. Please note that these events
similar to that observed and reported by MUFONGA HQs personnel on July
2000, some 81 miles NW of Chattanooga Tennessee on I-24. (See MUFON
Sept. 2000 and Filer's Files). Brief recap; Sheets, Ausmus and Clifford
observing contrail formations in the KY-TN State line area, then later
observed contrail producing aircraft HALT it's vapor trail, flying on
few hundred meters, then completely vanishing from the sky, instantly.
aircraft too was in clear blue sunlit sky and blatantly obvious to the
observers. Since 2000, this writer has noticed a few other postings
individuals across the USA describing similar observations: Interrupted
contrails and vanishing aircraft. While MUFONGA does not rule out
light and shadow or optical illusion, it is still obvious that something
not quite 'right' about these events, especially the recent Georgia
observations. MUFONGA is aware of the current rumors and discussions
regarding our military aviation forces possessing an active aircraft
camouflage system. If this is so and these events are examples,
system was malfunctioning this past Monday, or some form of experiments
possibly being conducted. We have also discussed the possibility