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The Hovering "Sphere" Over Mt. Apo. . .

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RON KRUPPA and his assistants at the Eagle Center (PHOTO: Bob Pratt)

BARACATAN, DAVAO CITY. . . The Eagle Center
 
From a local publication dated October of 1979, the "wave" of purported (UFO)sightings reported from various parts of the Philippines has reached a point enough to cause quite a stir from both the military and civilian establishments.  One of these sighting incidents involved an American and a member of the Peace Corps Volunteer group assigned at the Eagle Center in Davao who reportedly declared, to wit:
 
 
 ". . .that he and 600 others saw a UFO emit flashes of light over Mt. Apo. . . and landed afterwards in a nearby barrio in full view of the villagers present for about 20 minutes.  RON KRUPPA is not one who could be ignored because he is a member of the Film and Research for the Endangered Environment based in the United States. .
 
 
The truth is that only Mr. Kruppa and his assistant observed the object and nothing was mentioned (in Kruppa's own narrative report to Mr. Gatia) about the other "600 others". . .and that the object NEVER made a "landing" in any nearby village nor anywhere at all. . .
 
Accordingly, from Mr. Kruppas own narrative account sent to the Phlippine Center for Aerial Phenomenon Studies (PCAPS), it was about 8:00 in the morning and they were preparing for another day's work at the Eagle Center, which begins with the feeding of the raptors.  At that point, the eagle was making a sound and was observed to be looking upwards, usually an indication that another raptor is flying overhead.
Sure enough there was another raptor in flight but Kruppa's attention was caught by what appeared to be a "bright star" in the blue of the morning sky. 
 
Curiously, Mr. Kruppa grabbed his pair of binocs and with the instrument, he observed the "object" resembled similarly to a large smooth-surfaced "ball bearing", perfectly spherical in shape, with what appeared to be two "antennae-like" appendages extending from the object- one horizontally from the side of the object, and the other, vertically, from the bottom part of the object.
 
The bottom end of the vertical appendage was intermittently emitting a kind "flash" effect (which gave the witness the "impression" that the object was "taking photos" of the land below it. . .) at regular intervals.
The apparition lasted for some 20 minutes when the object just simply "faded" from sight (like it just "vanished" in thin air) at around 8:20 that morning.
 
MR. RON KRUPPA'S SIGNED TESTIMONY. . .
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SIGHTING EVENT / INCIDENT INFORMATION

DATE OF EVENT / INCIDENT
 
April 1979
TIME OF EVENT
 
0300H
DAYTIME (     ) TWILIGHT  X )  NIGHT-TIME  (    )
 
  Early morning
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION
NAME OF NEAREST TOWN / CITY
LOCATION OF SIGHTING INCIDENT

HOW WITNESS FIRST NOTICED THE OBJECT
BRIEF NARRATIVE STATEMENT / WHAT WAS WITNESS DOING IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE SIGHTING EXPERIENCE?

APPARENT SIZE OF OBJECT COMPARED TO
 
FULL MOON    : LARGER (    ) SMALLER (    ) SAME (    )
 
THE SUN        : LARGER (    ) SMALLER (    ) SAME (    )
 
BRIGHT STARLARGER (    )  SMALLER (    ) SAME (    )

SPECIFIC / PECULIAR / UNUSUAL FEATURES OBSERVED

OTHER EFFECTS NOTED

HOW DID WITNESS LOSE SIGHT OF OBJECT?
 
 
 

SIGNATURE OF PRIMARY WITNESS
(SGD) 

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NO. OF OBJECTS:
DURATION OF SIGHTING
DID WITNESS HEAR ANY SOUND ?
YES  (     )
NO    X  )
 
DID OBJECT EXHIBITED ANY UNUSUAL FLIGHT BEHAVIOR / CHARACTERISTICS?
YES  (     )
NO    (     )
 
IF YES, PLEASE DESCRIBE IN DETAIL
 
SHAPE OF OBJECT
 
( X ) LIKE BRIGHT STAR
 
(    ) OVAL- SHAPED
 
(    ) SPHERICAL
 
(    ) DISC-SAUCER SHAPED
 
(    ) OTHER :

ANGLE OF ELEVATION OF OBJECT ABOVE HORIZON

FIRST SEEN : 60 deg
 
LAST SEEN : 80 deg
COMPASS DIRECTION WHEN OBJECT WAS
 
FIRST SEEN : S to N
 
 
LAST SEEN : N to NW

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