BY HARRY MASON
"The Strange" Netzine
PART 6 of 6
OCTOBER 1997 PLANETARY EVENTS UPDATE
(A) RECENT AUSTRALIAN (October 97) EVENTS
(1) On Saturday 11th. October 1997 at 18.13hrs The
Melbourne based National UFO Hotline operator Ross Dowe began
receiving the first of well over 1000 telephone calls from
Australian residents of the eastern states of New South Wales
and Queensland. Ross estimates that some 2.5 million people
saw the following events that shattered that peaceful sunset
(daylight to dusk) night skies.
At 18.12 to 18.14hrs an extremely bright glowing
fluorescent lime green illumination crossed the NSW skies from
SW to NE taking some 8-10 seconds to do so. The light was said
to be "extremely large", an "enormous
light", "like a semi-trailer in the skies", and
it flew with a very long illuminated green tail. As this light
descended it got much larger - according to some eyewitnesses.
As the illumination dipped down some 20-30 degrees below
it's initial high (orbital ?) altitude it appeared to break
into 2 main lights; some observers saw 9 lights in a trail.
Others (apparently underneath the final downwards trajectory
explosion) reported that the initial single light exploded
into a huge fireworks display as it approached ground level
with literally thousands of lights exploding out in all
directions before cascading downwards in an umbrella shape.
Some exploded pieces reportedly spiraled downwards leaving
dark brown smoke trails.
A crop-duster pilot operating near Warwick in southern
Queensland spent 10 valuable last light minutes searching for
glowing objects on the ground - after seeing many glowing
plasma balls fly past his wing and over a nearby hill and
apparently rain down to ground level around him. He could find
no evidence that anything had hit the ground and/or survived
the fall, but the explosion "ground zero" was
apparently near, and above, Warwick.
The "objects" flight and it's low altitude
explosion left a huge sound trail that reverberated around in
the clouds and sky for some five minutes as an intense
shuddering noise. Cracks and booms with rolling thunder were
heard from as far south as Bateman's Bay near Sydney.
The fluoro-green illumination's flight and it's explosion
were witnessed from as far south as Sydney and the Snowy
Mountains and from as far north as 300km. north of Brisbane.
2) At 18.15hrs observers in Southern Queensland saw a very
bright silvery lime green light with a green-gold-purple tail
flying at relatively low altitude from N to S. Observers in
central and eastern NSW reported seeing a bright fireball plus
tail flying at relatively low altitude from N to S between
18.17 to 18.20hrs.
Ross Dowe reasons that the initial sightings of a high
altitude illumination flying from SW to NE at 18.12-18.14hrs
and then other reports of a similar illumination flying from N
to S at 18.15-18.20hrs are probably of the same
"object" which has come in northwest of Dubbo and
curved around to the south as it descended. This logical
thesis is currently un-proven and more analysis of respondent
reports is required.
3) At approximately 19.30hrs a bright orange illumination
was reported as seen flying from N to S just east of Newcastle
NSW (i.e. out to sea).
4) At 21.45hrs reports came in from the Hunter Valley NSW
(north of Sydney) of a vertical "Cats Eye" orange
illumination (like a fat pencil sharpened at both ends,
bulging in the middle, hanging vertically in the night skies).
This apparition was moving slowly from NW to SE and was
leading a small orange fireball in a double formation flight.
5) On Sunday 12th October 1997 at 22.00hrs Ross Dowe
received several calls from NW Sydney and other areas of NSW
about two red lights flying from SW to NE at high (orbital ?)
One light stopped dead in the sky, whilst the other altered
course to now fly towards the East. The hovering light then
accelerated and continued at it's previous speed towards the
NE. 90 minutes later another two red lights arrived from the
SW and repeated the above mentioned maneuvers again - implying
orbital revolution of the planet.
6) On Monday 13th October 1997 at 18.20hrs a policeman and
his wife were some 20-30 minutes drive south of Gundagai NSW
looking SW when they observed two lights approaching slowly
from the South at some 30 degrees angle above the horizon.
Sunset was about 18.35hrs, and this sighting lasted from
18.20hrs until about 19.00hrs.
Whilst they were driving towards these lights they observed
the two lights in the same azimuth position for about 30
minutes or so, but the lights moved slowly to lower altitude
over the same time period. When nearer they stopped to take a
photo. The lights retained the same brightness in the early
night sky as they had when seen in earlier daylight.
Suddenly one illuminated object thrust an orange-red fiery
"exhaust trail" light out behind it. This lit up
both objects well and allowed a better view of the forms and
shapes behind the lights.
One illuminated object turned out to be a dark brown or
black triangular shape estimated to be about one mile in
length i.e. this thing was HUGE. It then rotated through 90
degrees and immediately jetted a larger enormous orange-red
fiery exhaust (estimated to be ten miles in length !) from the
rear, whilst it sped off at extremely high speed to the North
- faster than any known jet aircraft, and rapidly disappeared
over the horizon.
The second illuminated object was observed to be spherical
with a large halo around it. This sphere remained static for a
few more minutes then sped off to the South. Neither object
made any sound whilst performing these maneuvers.
The Victorian policeman had previously believed that only
"nutters and fruit-loops" saw and reported such
events. He had been involved in high level security operations
for VIP visits to Australia. This involved much vetting and
psycho-profiling and he therefore regarded himself as a sane
man with good observational powers.
7) Ross Dowe's initial analysis of the incidents on
Saturday 11th. October 1997 came to the tentative conclusion
that they could possibly reflect rubbish removal from the MIR
This thesis revolves around the idea of a large rubbish
skip capsule, full of MIR's refuse and damaged parts, recently
replaced by the Shuttle mission, being ejected from orbit and
burning up in the atmosphere over Australia.
Perhaps this is so .........
Unfortunately for the space junk hypothesis another well
connected source has claimed that it was panic stations that
Saturday at the Australian Ministry of Defence as confusion
and chaos reigned in all directions. He was certain that he
sensed real terror in the MOD staff that day as they attempted
to tackle the days events occurring in Australian air space.
(B) RECENT USA (October 97) EVENTS
However these Australian October 97 events should not, and
cannot, be viewed in isolation from other recent events that
have been reported from the USA.
(1) On Thursday 9th. October 1997 at 12.47pm. many
western-central US observers reported strange
"meteor" like illuminations and a final massive
A fiery "Sun" like light, or fireball, was seen
flying across the midday skies of Texas and New Mexico. These
events created a fairly severe fright for many of the
thousands of American citizens who witnessed and experienced
The following newspaper report describes these events :-
October 11, 1997 (Saturday) "Santa Fe New
METEOR LIGHTS UP NEW MEXICO SKY
The Associated Press
Scientists from New Mexico defense laboratories will scour
an area near El Paso, Texas, this
weekend in search of a bright and noisy meteor that was
tracked by equipment designed to monitor
"The meteor made a huge sonic signal. They heard it
like a freight train in El
Paso," said Doug ReVelle, a meteorologist at Los Alamos
The meteor appeared at 12:47 p.m. Thursday as a flash about
as bright as the surface of a
setting sun, said Robert Simpson, a spokesman for McDonald
Observatory 175 miles southeast of E1 Paso.
The flash was seen and heard by people
in Texas and New Mexico.
"If it had happened at night it would have lit up the
countryside as bright as
day," said Bill Wren, another McDonald Observatory
ReVelle said Los Alamos scientists were able to track the
meteor's path using data from Los
Alamos listening stations set up originally to monitor nuclear
explosions anywhere on Earth. Los Alamos lab
was the birthplace of the atomic bomb
in World War II.
Aside from the blast like sound people heard near the Texas
New Mexico state line, meteors
emit sound waves that are too low frequency for human ears.
But the bomb monitoring
equipment, an array of low frequency microphones, picked
it up, lab scientists said Friday.
"The data from our array puts the meteor 441
kilometers (almost 275 miles) south
of Los Alamos. We'll be looking for it in a location we've
identified near E1 Paso,"
Based on its "infrasonic signature," or noise,
the object was estimated to have
been 20 to 30 inches in diameter, he said.
Besides searching for what's left of the meteor, which may
have exploded into tiny bits in
:he sky, the research team will interview witnesses about how
bright it was and what it sounded like,
according to a LANL statement. It said witnesses
in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, El Paso and points in
between saw the phenomenon.
ReVelle said he expects to spend the entire weekend looking
for it with four other
scientists, including two from Canada.
"It could take weeks to find," he said, "but
it could take a day or less, depending
on how lucky we get."
The Los Alamos nuclear listening stations have been in
place since 1983 and still are
used in U.S. non-proliferation efforts. But the array also has
helped scientists detect bolides, meteors
and other space debris that send brilliant
streaks across the sky and sometimes crash into Earth.
The array detects meteors every year. ReVelle said about 10
meteors that are more than 6 feet
in diameter, with energy equivalent to a 1 kiloton blast,
enter the atmosphere annually. Most burn up
in the atmosphere without hitting the
Joining ReVelle on the weekend hunt will be Peter Brown of
the University of Western Ontario
in Canada, Alan Hildebrand of the National Research Council
in Ottawa, Canada, Mark Boslough of Sandia
National Laboratories in Albuquerque,
and a fifth researcher, from the University of New Mexico,
whose name wasn't immediately
Fire and police agencies in El Paso County and southern New
Mexico were flooded with reports
of an explosion that shook homes and jangled nerves
Some saw the flash; others heard a shuddering boom from
Anthony, Texas, along the New Mexico state line, to Horizon
City, in far east El Paso County.
2) Other USA reports mention military helicopter interest
in the "impact" site and other strange flashes of
light seen in the daylight mid-day sky. All in all this recent
New Mexico event appears suspiciously like the recent NSW
"meteor" event - right down to the final explosion
and cascading lights, but some other internet reports throw
some variations into the equation :-
I'm told this evening a meteor or satellite or possibly a
UFO crashed tonight near El Paso
Texas in an area which sits at the corners of the borders
with the country of Mexico ( right across from Ciudad Juarez
or Jaurez Mexico , look at a map
) It's a hop skip and jump into the US State
of New Mexico from there...but the TV station trying to cover
it is in the city iof El Paso in
the state of TEXAS USA...the UFO as described
was videotaped over the area around El Paso last Thursday
afternoon. It was seen in the skies in the
El Paso area, and it was also there
that residents were jolted by sonic boom and a glowing slow
ballistic type entry impact. I'm also told
the feds are all over the place,
trying to keep a lid on things. I can't get confirmation on
any of this.
Sonic Blast From Meteor Rocks El Paso - El Paso (KVIA)
Shortly before 1:00 p.m. Thursday a series of sonic blasts
rocked El Paso.
El Paso Police report that an acre of scorched earth
twenty-seven miles east of El
Paso and twenty miles north of Hueco Tanks confirms
speculation that a meteor, or its
remains, just missed the Sun City. The sonic boom which
followed the meteor's crash was
heard as far away as Anthony, NM and felt in El Paso.
One El Paso resident was startled to see what she described
as "a streak of light,
similar to a falling star, that ended in a ball of yellow and
orange light and a brilliant
explosion." Dr. Harold Slusher, Professor of Physics at
the University of Texas at El Paso, said
that description and a video recording
of smoke that trailed off after the explosion were consistent
with the destruction of a meteor:
"I'd say off-hand...that it's the explosion of a
daytime meteor or a swarm of meteoric
objects, small objects made of rock and metal,
that penetrate the atmosphere. They'd survive through the
atmosphere and sometimes
explode...[trailing] debris and what appears to be smoke like
what you saw in the film you
According to Dr. Slusher, such highly visible traces of
daytime meteoric activity are
extremely rare. The glare of the sun usually blocks any
evidence of a streak of debris
trailing in the wake of meteoric collisions.
Lorie Hernandez was outside on the porch of her home in
Socorro when an explosion
overhead caused her to grab for a video camera. "It was
like a flash and after maybe a
minute, my cousin said, 'Look! Look up in the sky!'...
That's when it popped. We heard a big 'pop.' It lasted for
like a minute. The big pop lasted
a long time, and then after that...all the smoke started
That's when the little pops like firecrackers started to
sound. That's when everyone was
screaming and everyone was more scared...we expected something
to fall out [of the cloud of smoke] like an
airplane or something."
Frances McRimmon rushed out to record the event on video
immediately after the blast shook
her East El Paso home. McRimmon says she saw what looked like
a military helicopter hovering over the site
of the explosion. News 7 cameras also
recorded several aircraft flying through the remaining plumes
of smoke shortly after impact.
More information will surely follow from this extraordinary
opportunity for the study of
Reported by Barry Carpenter and Elizabeth O'Hara
N. California Director, Skywatch International
MYSTERY METEOR CAUSES A BIG STIR IN EL PASO, TEXAS
On Thursday, October 9, 1997, at 12:47 p.m., an unusual
meteor flashed through the sky over El Paso, Texas, creating a
massive explosion that shook homes from El Paso to Las Cruces,
Robert Simpson, spokesman for the McDonald Observatory in
Texas, said the explosion was caused "by what appeared to
be a small meteor... about as bright as the surface of the
setting sun." The meteor was thought to have impacted in
the West Texas "brush country" desert, south of the
Hueco Mountains, about 30 miles east of El Paso.
"A police helicopter flying 25 miles east of the city
spotted about an acre of scorched ground that might be the
area where the meteor hit."
"A police command post was set up in the Organ
Mountains as U.S. Army Reserve helicopters used infrared
sensors to look for pieces of debris from the object. What
they are looking for is any debris that is still hot or
anything that came off the object." (Many thanks to
Rebecca Schatte for forwarding this item.)
"Las Cruces (N.M.) police Sgt. Joel Cano said the
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracked the
object as it entered Earth's atmosphere until it fell to the
ground 30 miles east of El Paso." (See Reuters story for
October 9, 1997.)
The explosion triggered "hundreds of calls" to El
Paso police and other law enforcement agencies. Most witnesses
saw a "dark contrail" or "black smoke" or
a "lightning flash in the sky."
(Editor's Comment: NORAD tracked the "meteor" all
the way down, and then the Army Reserve choppers scrambled to
retrieve it. I've seen lots of meteors fall, and I have yet to
see a helicopter strike team show up looking for it afterward.
Does anyone else think there may be more to this El Paso case
than was reported by AP and Reuters?)
Dave Perkins, a writer based in the NM area said he had
heard that at least
one police officer had said he saw small strips of aluminum
foil raining down
shortly after the event. No corroboration as yet, no
attempt to collect
samples mentioned ~GH
These events start to severely strain the meteor thesis of
the news media and official scientific sources !!!
C. OTHER PLANETARY SCENARIO'S and FAIRY STORIES
1) Then we have a short report from New Zealand :-
This report is from the 8th of Oct.97 "A huge silvery
ball with a glowing tail that lit
up the northern NZ sky." Off course it was Mir
rubbish, they say, but this can't all be Mir
rubbish Harry or there would be
no Mir left up there by now !
2) Just two weeks ago we were informed in our Australian
press that a USA military "Two Metre Diameter Laser
Weapon" was to be fired from the continental USA (at a
low power setting) at a redundant orbiting satellite to see if
it could damage same. Allegedly this was the very first such
test of a ground based "Star Wars" Laser system.
Then the test was reported as cancelled ......
Could it be that they ran the "test" anyway - and
it was very successful - on two separate occasions ?
Eye-witness evidence suggests that the beam or pulse was
actually fired from orbit and exploded on contact with some
object flying in the lower atmosphere ???
But as for this being the first such test - well it would
appear that some new "fairy stories" are being run
on the mushroom public - why ?
Please refer to my Bright Skies Part 4 Nexus Magazine
article about ground eye-witness, and STS -48 "Hoagland
video tape", evidence of NW Australian Exmouth "VLF
Radio" Base and "Pine Gap" Alice Springs based
pulse beam weapons being fired at orbiting "UFO's"
in September 1991.
Debris raining down on both the USA and Australia - three
days apart - with sightings of strange fireballs, huge black
flying triangles and hallowed spheres makes an interesting
3) The first object seen near Gundegai reminds one of the
many reports in UFO circles and the popular press of huge
black flying "triangles" from the USA, the North
Atlantic and the UK over the last couple of years. Also
internet reports, backed up by pers. com. reports from a
British engineer resident in Moscow, describing Cosmospheres
(anti-gravity drive space craft allegedly of Soviet
manufacture) would appear to fit the second object sighted
near Gundegai - the hallowed sphere.
Recent reports from the Russian underground suggest that
there now exists a second generation Cosmosphere. Is this is a
large black triangular craft ? According to Ross Dowe he had
been expecting sighting reports of black triangular UFO's
about now - they have been commonly reported for the past few
years from around Australia in October each year.
Is it possible that they come "down under" every
year in our, near perfect for flying, spring weather - for
military maneuvers ??? Are they Russian, American, British,
other, or alien in origin ???
British submariners have reported to UK UFO researcher Tony
Dodds that the "Huge Black Triangles" observed in
the North Atlantic over the past few years can dive under
water and travel there at speeds of 150 knots - outstripping
all nuclear subs and surface vessels - which cannot get close
to them. Royal Navy submariners are told that these BT's and
events involving same are top secret items and are ordered to
not discuss any aspect of these vehicles at any time.
Try one out - you will get a robotic tape recorded message
from them - often repeated two or three times for effect -
word perfect each time !!! You may find one who will talk -
they like a drink - rum will usually unscramble the tape
recording and allow access to the inner hard drive memory
They will complain that you probably know more than they do
about the things - help them out if you can - since everyone
is being kept out of the loop on this stuff. Whatever these
things are, and whosoever they belong to, seems to be one of
the most closely closeted secrets around.
In the UK there is currently a "D" notice on
newspapers, radio, and TV forbidding mention of the
"BT's" and events surrounding them. They reportedly
vaporised a US Navy Destroyer in the North Atlantic, a year or
so past, and they have been the cause of two major NATO fleet
deployments into the North Atlantic in the last year or so.
"BT's" in groups and singularly have been seen
recently by many commercial aircraft on the Canada - Iceland -
UK leg. Tony has received many radiophone reports from fishing
boats operating in the Greenland-Iceland region and from
others in the North Sea who have observed these BT's flying in
and out of the seas.
Over the last year or so reports have come in of BT's seen
hovering at ground level in Fifeshire, Scotland, with landing
parties of small grey aliens nearby handling box loads of
equipment on and off.
Recently strange explosions and falling debris were seen
near the Hebrides Islands NW of Scotland. Other large
explosions and small earthquakes have been experienced close
offshore - just SE of Edinburgh. The UK is currently building
a "giga-joule EM beam plasma weapon" in northern
Scotland, near the Dounray Nuclear Power Station - under
advice from a US Californian company called "Physics
International". Could this be a typical "alien
zapper" as installed at Exmouth NW Australia ???
Many thousands of motorists on the British M 1 motorway
stopped to watch a "BT" for several minutes whilst
it hovered at low altitude (looking as large as the "Wembley
Football Stadium") over this three lane national road
artery some two years ago.
Fishing vessels NW of Iceland have reportedly seen as many
as three BT's at a time rise out of the sea and blast away
One hovered right over a fishing boat and blew out their
entire electrical and communications system, which reset back
to normal when the black triangle flew away. This implies some
kind of electromagnetic or electrostatic anti-gravity drive
system powers the "BT's".
Large black triangular shaped craft were reported to the
author several years ago, by highly trained USA observers,
such as miners and geologists, who spent many days in remote
These BT's were being commonly observed droning at slow
speed and low altitude across the Californian "Mother
Lode" gold country NE of Los Angeles in night skies
during the early 1980's - "sounding like an airborne
freight train with massive diesel engines". Sometimes
they reportedly sped off at fantastic speed.
4) Perhaps Ross Dowe's initial thesis is correct and it's
all just shit and rubbish being dropped on our heads from the
ill fated MIR space station - "those bloody Russkies and
their strange sense of sound eco-principles again".
Perhaps they are super secret USA, Russian, or British
space craft, coupled with some recent military ground to space
(or space to "ground") EM beam weapon tests - with
hits on satellites or aircraft dropping debris on our heads
Perhaps they really are just a bunch of meteors or bolides
exhibiting some very strange flight characteristics and
associated explosive or electrostatic charge effects ???
Or could it be that there really is a very covert war going
on between Earth and off-planet alien forces ???
I am reminded of that meteor that flew across the USA a few
months back. You will remember it easily from news reports of
the day - since it came in from space traveling towards the
east, dived from orbital altitude towards the ground heating
up to bright orange and green incandescence with a reasonably
long tail - before bouncing up and out of orbit, doing a 180
degree flip, before coming back in - now traveling towards the
Don't you just love the antics of these aerial
"meteor" beasties and that of the astronomers, and
other "authorities", who have to fit an ever
increasing number of highly strange public observations into
their pre-conceived meteor, or bolide, mind set box ???
Spin Doctors issue orders - just make sure those earthlings
keep their heads in the "We are the Centre of the Solar
System/Universe Box" and the "We are only Surrounded
by Inanimate Rocks and Natural God Driven Events Box". No
peeping out now !!!
Heaven forbid that the public reports continually
demonstrate sentient guidance behavior and other strange
oddities in these recent events that somehow just fail to
equate with nature - as we know it.
Are these events just another page in an evolving high tech
space war involving real off-planet aliens and the beleaguered
forces of planet Earth, or are they the continuing exchange of
fire from two belligerent oligarchic planetary powers -
possibly aided and abetted by opposing off-planet allies ???
Obviously someone, or some group out there, who think that
they run this place really do not want us to know what is
going down so to speak ! But honestly you guys please get some
better fairy stories running, the current crop are somewhat
By now, after the past few years of very odd
"astronomical" events, even the most hide bound,
died in the wool, stuck in the mud, flat earther, ivory tower
professor, establishment diehard conservative, public purse
research grant consumer, afraid of ridicule and loss of
earnings, must be beginning to get a rather dim yet glowing
light bulb in their forehead ................
One thing is certain folks - our skies are surely
experiencing some amazing events these days. If it wasn't so
interesting it would almost be getting scary ................
HARRY MASON B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.I.M.M., M.I.M.M., F.G.S.
Any Persons seeing, or having seen, exotic "meteor
fireballs" or knowing anything about same, or exotic E/M
weapon systems, is invited to contribute to this research
project by telephoning the author at (+61) - 9 - 525 - 5999
(after 10.00am WA time =gmt + 8 hrs.), fax: (+61) - 9 - 525 -
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