September 28, 2000
Editor: Joseph Trainor
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PHILIPPINES RELEASES SECRET UFO FILES
"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 Philippine Islands.
"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,' Escosia said."
"He added they sent the description of the 'aliens' to other investigators in the USA who appeared to be similarly stumped."
"The two other unexplainable sightings were in Las Pitas and Muntiniupa City in 1997 and on May 10 of this year (2000)."
"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.)
Originally posted by SaturnFX
I think the reason it never caught on was because
...was there a avonics research lab closeby that did tests with animals, etc)
-It was in Africa...Africa is sorta backwoods.
Originally posted by deltaalphanovember
I have noticed more hoax and plain wrong UFO and Alien encounters originating from the USA and UK than from Africa.
I found more backwards people in everyday America than I find in my day to day life in South Africa.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Oh, I agree with you on that..I was talking about general western mindsets about Africa as a whole (except for my friend the Nigerian prince I am helping out leave his country with his money...he is splitting it with me btw)
I offend people...its what I do, but the actual offense is that the views shared holds a element of truth to it. Its really just a observation of psychology more than a statement of belief.