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UFO Reports

Motherships Are Back!

Source: Filer's Files #14 -- 2000, April 3, 2001
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Reports of large cigar or cylinder shaped UFOs are coming in from Georgia, Colorado, California, Texas, and Washington. NASA reports that our sun is in the middle of powerful coronal mass ejections that send huge geomagnetic storms into space.  The solar flare activity has been picking up for the last several months.  Sky watchers as far south as Mexico have seen the Northern Lights (aurora borealis).  The most recent strongly magnetized storm began March 30th when a coronal mass ejection (CME) struck our Earth's magnetosphere.  These intense storms may be tied to recent sightings of the motherships in our atmosphere.  Earth is a relatively safe port in a solar storm.  The most powerful flare of the current solar cycle is an X17-class event that erupted near sunspot 9393 on April 2, 2001.  This CME is more powerful than the March 1989 event that led to the collapse of a power grid in Quebec.  This is the second most powerful CME in 25 years.  The increased activity may be the reason for increased mothership sightings.

Reports of large, cigar-shaped, aircraft carrier sized UFOs also known, as 'motherships' appear to have started as early as 1896-7 with sightings throughout the Midwest United States.  During World War I hardly a night would go by without numerous reports of German Zeppelin activity over England, but the Germans only had one Naval Zeppelin and five Army airships in service when war was declared. Historian Dr. David Clarke claims that within a few months most of the Zeppelins had been destroyed or wrecked.  German records reveal Zeppelin activity was very limited anywhere near the UK, yet pilots and other military personnel reported thousands of sightings of airships.  Captain Stansfield of the trawler SS Ape and many of his crew on December 15, 1914, reported sighting a black airship.  After the war airship records were read and all German airships were in their hangars due to bad weather.  On September 6, 1914, Flight Commander C. E. Rathborne of the Felixstowe Naval Air Station, Suffolk, returned from an early morning patrol in his seaplane to make perhaps the first report of a UFO by a military officer.  "At 5:35 AM, whilst on patrol, I sighted an airship steering south-southeast, with a silver-colored envelope on the horizon while flying at 1,300 feet, 27 miles south of Orfordness."  Scottish Command Intelligence estimated the total number of reports of "enemy signaling" to be as high as 2,000 during 1914 alone.  By January 31, 1916, nine Naval Zeppelins had been built and were ordered to bomb central England.  The Zeppelin scares and rumors generated thousands of reports of phantom airships, that, based on their records, seldom ever flew near England.  It appears many of the reports may have been UFOs.  See Strange Daze Website at: www.strangedaze.ic.24.net.

Commander Graham Bethune just returned from the Nevada UFO Conference where British author Nick Redfern spoke regarding World War II documents that were just released by the Public Records Office in the United Kingdom.  The records revealed that a fleet of flying discs -- called 'Foo Fighters' -- were launched from huge cigar-shaped mothercraft during B-17 daylight raids over Germany in 1943.  The huge aircraft-carrier sized mothership cut through a flight of B-17 bombers launching its discs in front of the B-17 amazed aircrews.  Another report by two RAF fighter pilots saw a similar 'mothercraft' sitting on the ground.