PHILIPPINES RELEASES SECRET UFO FILES
"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, said they opened 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