From the book How to Contact Space People by Ted Owens
SAUCERS OVER PHILADELPHIA
Now we come to one of my hottest, best predictions of when and where a UFO would appear, as told me by the Si's themselves. And if you live on the East Coast, you know all about its appearance. It was reported in big national magazines and on the front pages of newspapers after it appeared.
On April 19, 1966, I wrote George Clark, CIA, and all my contacts, as follows:
Something momentous is in the wind with the Si's. So big, that they are actually going to attempt to bring one of their craft down into Philadelphia to contact me! One of the big ones, that is.
For some time I have been trying to get them to do just that, but not until today did they signal that they were going to come into Philadelphia - into Center City - to try a contact with me.
That is how important it is to them to make a contact physically with their human contact. I understand from "thinking with them" that ordinarily they hate to go into a city, down around buildings, etc. But, frustrated over the U.S. Government's refusal to help me meet them in the Michigan woods, or in an isolated European castle, - they will make an effort to find me, here.
They know where I am at all times, but reaching me with one of their large craft, that's something else. So, when you read about the UFO seen in Philadelphia, in the days or weeks ahead, you will know who it is linking up with.
In the days that followed, the feeling that the Si's were drawing closer pressed in on me, so on Saturday afternoon, late, I actually dashed down to South Street in Philadelphia, to the pawn shops, to buy a camera to take a picture of the UFO when it came. But due to the late hour I had to buy one at Peerless Camera, in Center City. Sunday, nothing happened, but I kept the camera handy. Monday nothing happened, but I took the camera to work, just in case. Monday evening we were eating supper when the news hit TV and radio. The UFO had appeared! While I was indoors, dammit! Here is the fascinating account:
FLAMING METEOR SEEN OVER PHILADELPHIA
April 26, 1966 (by David M. Cleary, of the Bulletin Staff):
A flaming object, apparently a meteor of unusually large size, streaked through the skies over Philadelphia just after 6 p.m. last night. Seen by thousands of people, it was blue-green in color, with a fiery red-orange tail, and was visible for about 15 seconds. It was seen in a trajectory that began in eastern North Carolina, as it apparently came in from over the Atlantic Ocean, to Ottawa, Canada, where pilots about to land described it "going in a northwest by north direction, and probably landed just north of here". But the sightings were also reported over a wide east-west band, as far east as Boston and as far west as eastern Ohio, indicating that the meteor was much higher than it appeared to be from any one observation point and therefore much larger.
Dr. Thomas D. Nicholson, of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, said, "It was at least 100 times brighter than Venus when that planet is at its greatest brilliance, and about 10,000 times brighter than Sirius (the Dog Star) which is the brightest star we see at night."
Some astronomers said, shortly after the meteor passed, that it was probably a tiny meteorite, perhaps no larger than a football, that was burning itself out as it plunged through the atmosphere toward earth. But that opinion weakened as reports of the meteor were made from so many points to the east and west of its path. Since it was visible from points 300 miles or so to each side of its path, it must have been at least 50 miles high, and perhaps as far as 100 miles.
I saw it as I was walking north on 36th Street approaching Walnut, having just left the Wistar Institute at 36th and Spruce Sts. after a ten-hour session devoted to mathematical challenges of Darwin's 1859 theory of evolution. I was walking with William Bossert, PhD., a mathematician, with the computation laboratories at Harvard University, who had been a speaker during the evolution symposium. We both saw the meteor very clearly and for a period of about 15 seconds.
My watch gave the time as 8:06 p.m. "The strange thing about the meteor, said Dr. Bossert, was the brilliance of its light was constant during the time we observed it. That could only mean that it was traveling at approximately the orbital velocity of five miles a second and was moving parallel to the spherical surface of the earth, rather than falling toward the earth. Had it been moving toward the earth," Dr. Bossert pointed out, "it would have increased in brilliance as it encountered increasing density of atmosphere, then faded as it burned itself out."
Hold on, now, readers, and follow this particular case through, because you are going to be in for a real surprise when you discover that the Si's really kept their promise. Another article re the "Fireball" was written by Robert J. Hayes, of the Philadelphia Inquirer Staff, and dated April 26, 1966.
THOUSANDS SIGHT "FIREBALL"
A bright ball of fire trailing a long fiery tail startled thousands in the Delaware Valley and most of the Mid-Atlantic Coast as it shot across the sky near sundown Monday. The object, reported seen in Rochester, N.Y., Boston, in areas of Ohio and the Carolinas, was described soon after it was sighted by astronomers and Federal Aviation Agency authorities as the meteor. Dr. I.M. Levitt, director of the Franklin Institute's Fels Planetarium, said the fireball was seen by a member of his staff, Edward Bailey, of Bala Cynwyd.
"From his description", Dr. Levitt said, "it was most likely a meteor, but there are too many unknowns". The object, he said, was "very unusual, for two reasons. For one, it was as bright as a full moon. It was also very slow. You can usually count on seeing meteors only for about 15 seconds."
The object, seen about 8:10 p.m., caused a general swamping of area police switchboards. Philadelphia police headquarters alone reported more than 500 calls, many from policemen. Municipal telephones buzzed to the tune of about 1000 calls. Phone calls swamped police boards in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties and in the North and South New Jersey.
A private pilot landed at the Bridgeport, N.J. airport and reported seeing "a large, brilliantly green spherical object" about 5000 feet in the air going at about 600 miles an hour. "It was headed due west, and extinguished itself in the vicinity of the General Electric plant in Chester."
(Note: My scientist friend, Roland Swank, who received a copy of the prediction six days before this event, works for General Electric - Owens)
Another article stated that
Flying saucer fears also were rampant, especially, in all probability, since the recent mysterious UFO sightings in Michigan and elsewhere.
A 14-year old boy, Dana DeGeorge, took a fine picture of it from his back yard, in Utica, New York. I looked at the photo he got, and quickly went to Life magazine, which had done a story on UFOs; and sure enough, this boy's picture that he had taken of the "Fireball" was absolutely identical to the photo of a UFO in Life taken by L. Benedek, at Perth, Australia.
And Benedek's description fitted the fireball, too. He says
I noticed a bright light descending from a great height. It was radiating a light greenish glow and had an exhaust trail of the same color. Its shape, as well as I could judge it, was slightly oval.
All right. So much for that. I knew that the Si's had come over Philadelphia. But they had stated that they would come down in Philadelphia. This puzzled me. Then in August, 1966, Fate Magazine, I got my answer. There was an article that read as follows:
I never quite believed the stories about UFO's but I believe them now. On April 26, 1966, a balmy evening, three of my neighbors and I sat on the steps talking when suddenly one of the women pointed upward and screamed, "Look! Look!". We all looked skyward - to see a green cone-shaped flying object with fire coming from its tail. The object left a path of smoke like a jet trail or skywriting. We watched it until it was out of sight but the trail of smoke remained for quite a long time. One of the women, extremely excitable, wailed, "Oh, it's the end of the world!". But we all managed to calm down and someone suggested we call the newspapers. I did - and the switchboard operator asked me if the call was about "something in the sky".
They were swamped with calls.
(Note: There was not one word about this in the Philadelphia newspapers, to show the control someone has over the news in this city - Owens).
The radio, TV and newspapers called the object a meteor
(Note: This party got their private UFO confused with the Fireball which appeared the same evening - Owens)
but I doubted this. The next day I called the Fels Planetarium and the man I reached also insisted that it was a meteor. I asked him if a meteor left a trail of smoke and again he answered "No". I asked him if this were the case, how could he say the object was a meteor? He replied, "Lady, we don't know what it was".
So there, you see, reader, not only did the giant UFO swing over Phila. that evening, but a small one appeared down inside the city itself!
And here is a bit of information no one has. Just last week I was being interviewed by Ida Lewis, well known writer for Jeune Afrique, a French magazine, and she saw this article in Fate Magazine. She exclaimed,
"Why, that's it!".
I asked her what she meant.
"That night of April 26," she explained, "a friend of my mother's called and asked for my brother to come over to her house. He went over, and came back, and said that her house had turned green, and everything in it was green - the silver, the tables, the chairs!"
"Evidently," Miss Lewis added, "it was caused by this green UFO that appeared!"
The next case in which I was involved directly with the UFO was as follows:
In a July 13, 1966, letter to George Clark, CIA, and my other contacts, I made some predictions. At the end of the letter I wrote:
"If they (the Si's) appear publicly now - it will mean I am correct."
The very next day in a newspaper report from Omaha, Nebraska, sightings were reported at Burwell, Ord, Norfolk, Omaha and North Loup-Scotia in Nebraska and at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A spokesman for Offutt Air Force Base confirmed it has received three such reports and an investigation was being conducted by the Air Force Systems Command at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
The Si's therefore once more confirmed my writing, by their "appearance" signal.
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