edited by Ann Ulrich Miller
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An article from the December 2011 issue of THE STAR BEACON.

USS Kirk Naval ship encounters
submerged UFO

          LONG BEACH — Quoting GMV: “In the fall of 1991, I was operations and intelligence petty officer on the USS Kirk FF1087, conducting drug interdiction along with three other naval vessels. During our drug interdiction operations, we would sail roughly 350-400 nautical miles off the west coast of South America. Our four ships, within the task force, would sail roughly 150 nautical miles apart from one another, in a straight line. Our air radar stream would just slightly capture the land and the entire task forces’ air radar would interlink, creating a large and connected air picture, ranging roughly 700-800 nautical miles long. Our primary mission was to track, contact, intercept and take control of low flying aircraft (drug carriers) coming out of Colombia, Panama and Guatemala. On occasion we would intercept, board and seize sailing vessels, which we knew were drug carriers. Similar to the movie Clear and Present Danger, we were in direct communication with a DEA special agent on land, which would contact our ships via a secured and encrypted communication device. The actual call sign of our agent on land was ‘Iron Manvel.’ As an operations specialist, my primary duties took place within CIC or the Combat Information Center. About 0200 hours, on December 16th, I was on CIC Duty as things were quiet and slow, I made my way up to the ship’s bridge. All lights on the exterior of the ship were out, and the only lighting on the bridge was contained dark lighting from radar scopes and navigational devices at the helm. time of night, would be in command of the bridge and he was referred to as the officer of the deck (OOD). On this particular evening, a junior officer, the Officer of the Deck, was a good friend of mine, and he and I were having a discussion.
         “All of a sudden and out of nowhere, like a huge flash from a camera, emanating from the starboard bow sea level upward was a huge flash of red glowing light, which lit up our entire ship. It only lit up our ship, not the surrounding ocean, just our ship. It happened so fast, that the OOD, the navigator and I were speechless for about five seconds, at which time I looked at the OOD and asked him if he just saw that light. He stated yes in a sullen voice. I then asked the navigator and he replied yes. I then took the navigator’s sound powered headset, and asked the forward and aft lookouts if they had just seen the same red flash, to which the forward lookout stated, ‘Yes! What the hell was that?’ Aft lookout said yes as well. I then immediately contacted CIC, and asked the CIC officer if we had any aircraft or surface ships in our vicinity, to which he replied clear as a whistle. I asked if we had any submarine activity in the area, to which he replied, no. At this point I looked at the OOD and asked him if we should wake up the captain. The OOD sat there stunned for a minute, as did I and everyone else. What had just happened did not make any sense. The flash emanated from the sea, directly off of our starboard bow (like it was touching our bow), and ascended upwardly so rapidly, creating the effect of the bright red flash. The other weird aspect of this event was that only our ship was lit up within the red flash, not the surrounding sea, but our vessel only. The OOD elected not to wake the captain, and the entire incident was logged in our ship’s log as an unexplained phenomenon. Up until this event, I did not believe in UFOs or USOs. I have no doubt that our ship, steaming along at 12 knots, came right up on a submerged unidentifiable aircraft. I don’t think the aircraft or USO had any idea we were sailing up to them. I think whatever it was took off in a very unplanned and fast manner, and wanted to quickly identify us, thus the flash. I have always felt that the event was extraterrestrial in nature.”-- Respectfully submitted by GMV. (Thanks to www.ufocasebook.com and Ken Pfeifer, www.worldufophotos.com)
(Source: Filer’s Files #46 from Nov. 9, 2011)

White House says no alien visits
or UFO coverups

          George Filer reports: The White House has responded to two petitions asking the US government to formally acknowledge that aliens have visited Earth and to disclose to any intentional withholding of government interactions with extraterrestrial beings. “The US government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race,” said Phil Larson from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, on the WhiteHouse.gov Web site. “In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”
          5,387 people had signed the petition for immediately disclosing the government’s knowledge of and communications with extraterrestrial beings, and 12,078 signed the request for a formal acknowledgement from the White House that extraterrestrials have been engaging the human race.
          “Hundreds of military and government agency witnesses have come forward with testimony confirming this extraterrestrial presence,” the second petition states. “Opinion polls now indicate more than 50 percent of the American people believe there is an extraterrestrial presence and more than 80 percent believe the government is not telling the truth about this phenomenon. The people have a right to know. The people can handle the truth.”
          These petitions come from an Obama Administration initiative called “We the People,” which has White House staffers respond and consider taking action on any issue that receives at least 25,000 online signatures. Regarding these two petitions, the White House promised to respond if the petitions got 17,000 or more signatures by Oct. 22.
          Larson stressed that the facts show that there is no credible evidence of extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. He pointed out that even though many scientists have come to the conclusion that the odds of life somewhere else in the Universe are fairly high, the chance that any of them are making contact with humans are extremely small, given the distances involved.
But that doesn’t mean we aren’t searching, there is just no evidence yet. The Kepler spacecraft is searching for Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around other stars, and that the Curiosity rover will launch to Mars this month to “assess what the Martian environment was like in the past to see if it could have harbored life.”
          Regarding any evidence for alien life, all anyone has now is “statistics and speculation,” said Larson. “The fact is we have no credible evidence of extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.”
          Whether or not this will appease or satisfy any conspiracy theorists or UFO believers is yet to be seen, but it is gratifying to see the White House respond in such a no-nonsense manner. http://www.universetoday.com/90717/no-alien-visits-or-ufo-coverups-white-house-says/#more-90717

          Additional Note from George: There is strong indication the White House is kept out of the loop concerning UFOs. President Ford wrote me that while in Congress, as Vice President, and as President he was never provided information about UFOs. It is doubtful President Obama has been given UFO information.
          (Source: Filer’s Files #46-2011, Nov. 9, 2011)


Next Star Beacon issue out in February

          This issue of The Star Beacon is the last monthly issue. After 25 years in print (and exactly 297 consecutive publications!) TSB is going to come out every other month, beginning in February 2012. We will give you 24 pages instead of 16 and subscription prices will remain the same at $27 a year (U.S.), $30 (CAN), $36 (foreign) and $12 for PDF. The change comes at a time when it makes sense to limit increasing expenses, and by expanding the newsletter another eight pages, I will be able to include more news that otherwise would get cut.
         So... Happy New Year, everyone! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of changes 2012 will bring. Blessings to you all. -- Ann



Star Beacon publisher Annie Miller last June with partner Doug Elmore at US Coast Guard station in Port Angeles, Wash.







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