Volume 4, #6 (October-November 1997)
Readers of previous episodes of this "Bright Skies" series might be
forgiven for believing that exotic fireball, light emission,
electrical, electromagnetic and coupled explosive and/or seismic
events have been observed in recent years solely within the
continent of Australia.
Although sightings ’down under’ have been prolific and strongly
suggest that we are being utilized as a major testing ground for
someone, there have also been a significant number of similar events
in other countries during the same time frame (say, 1985-1997), as
the following randomly chosen examples (provided to the author by
NEXUS readers and reproduced below in their original, but abridged,
format) amply demonstrate.
MANSFIELD INCIDENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1987
Ashley Rye e-mailed Skywatch (an Internet UFO news server) with the
following report concerning an event that occurred in the early
hours of 12 November 1987 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England,
On the night of November 12, 1987, a freak storm, or freak
’thunderbolt’, damaged a number of properties in the Kirkby area,
including one house that was almost destroyed. Mike West, who dealt
with many of the insurance claims, will verify that this was no
ordinary meteorological phenomenon. He told local residents,
just doesn’t make any sense. Every claim that I’ve dealt with in the
last 26 years has been logical and reasonable...but this defies
reason. It did not even travel in a straight line (as you would
expect with a thunderbolt, following the line of least resistance).
It zigzagged across the sky, and people even saw it dive down over
the hills... It’s as if the whole area was blanketed with
Effects were felt over a wide area.
Mansfield residents were rudely awoken at 1.30 am by a sound ’like
Appropriately perhaps, a few were immersed at the time in an old war
movie, The Battle of Britain, on TV, which by bizarre coincidence
had just reached the point where German bombers were dropping their
payload on a British aerodrome. During the explosion, lights
reportedly switched on by themselves, while others which were
already on exploded. Some TV aerials split in two. Forty insurance
claims were made in one street for video and TV equipment damaged by
A local video and TV repairman working late at home that evening
reported that the lights suddenly dimmed and light bulbs started to
pop in the house; furthermore, the electrical trip-switch blew. Next
day he was inundated with phone calls from individuals whose
equipment had been damaged.
Some suggested ball lightning was the cause of all this, but one old
lady saw it flying straight towards her house, looping,
double-looping and performing other maneuvers. Another man watching
from a distance described how the sky suddenly became bright red.
The explosion was heard and felt over an area of seven to eight
square miles, throwing some people out of bed-somewhat more energy
than is required for a standard manifestation of ball lightning, one
is tempted to conclude.
Residents witnessed an object zigzagging very slowly over
making a whining noise as if it were in trouble. Two more objects
were subsequently observed coming down near Blidworth, close to
Sherwood Forest. According to the insurance claims, objects came
from three different directions and collided in mid-air just south
of Mansfield. The UFOs were reportedly heading towards
one of them seemed to encounter difficulty, apparently losing power
and coming down in a large wood near Blidworth. It appeared to
’bounce’ on impact, releasing a tremendous shockwave. One report
suggested that one object was a craft in trouble and the other two
could have been missiles.
Numerous persons reported structural damage to their property.
Powerlines collapsed. Curiously, meteorological reports confirmed
that there was no cloud, wind, rain or lightning active that night,
resulting in a number of property damage claims not being met, in
spite of investigation. Other witnesses spoke of a still and
Eyewitnesses described a number of balls of white light streaking to
the UFO as it descended near Annesley Hall, which stands on private
grounds, hampering attempts to obtain further information. At 2.15
am seven military helicopters, including what appeared to be
troop-carrying Chinook surrounded by Gazelles and Lynxes, flew in at
low speed, scanning the area with search lights over Normanton,
Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby. The police subsequently cordoned off
the impact site and erected road blocks that remained for several
Trees at the site are still badly incinerated and many are marked
for removal. The army remained at the impact site for three to four
days. The first impact of the object, before it bounced, caused a
raging conflagration which burned some trees down and caused others
to burn on the opposite side of their trunks from the fire. Damage
left in the wood was calculated to have been made by an object
approximately 60 feet across, confirmed visually by one witness. The
trees were oddly bent from the base to a height of six feet and
further. In microwave-like fashion, pine cones were burnt from the
The day after the incident, heavy military lorries arrived at the
site. Armed guards were posted to prevent access; government
officials and spotter planes were seen. At the first impact site,
topsoil was found to have been removed down to a level of about nine
inches. This was replaced with clay and covered with new topsoil;
pines and silver birch were planted.
This report is extremely interesting from a number of angles,
especially as it involves intense electrical activity and night-time
light-emission phenomena. The sightings of actual objects need to be
treated with caution as, in common with most night-time
observations, it is highly likely that only light emission was
actually observed, and thus the object or mass was assumed to be
present behind the visible light-and this may or may not be the true
This Mansfield event may have been a secret military test of an
advanced propulsion system gone horribly wrong, or a similar
night-time flight of three such operational craft, or a true alien
UFO accident scenario; or perhaps it consisted of three separate
Tesla ray/wave plasma electromagnetic (EM) slugs (objects coming
from three different directions and colliding) being transmitted to
one target point where mutual interference released an EM pulse
(similar in character to a nuclear EMP blast).
"A number of balls of white light streaking to the object as it
descended" could be describing an EMP effect - similar to those seen
in several early film records of nuclear blasts where a multitude of
white lights streak upwards from ground level and curve around the
nuke’s central fireball plasma looking like hundreds of small
rockets, but actually consisting of many small, induced-EM energy
slugs, derived from the Earth’s own ’ground’ EM field by the sudden
creation of a massive new EM field density within the nuclear
blast’s plasma fireball. It is this mechanism that actually creates
the nuclear blast’s EM pulse (EMP) and causes widespread regional
damage to unshielded electrical systems.
If the postulated cause is correct, then this incident is a perfect
example of a defocused EM weapon strike-perhaps a British test or,
more likely, a Russian test designed to ascertain if UK authorities
would recognise the technology and react (it being quite probable
that they would not know what had actually taken place).
The subsequent high-level British military activity at the Mansfield
site demonstrates a very strong interest in this type of event. So
someone at least was on the ball-in sharp contrast to our Australian
authorities who appear to be adopting an ostrich-type approach.
Such zigzagging or angular sine-wave-type fireball/lights have been
quite commonly observed in the skies over the Kimberley region of
northwestern Australia in recent years.
These events appear to be
mega-scale examples of oscilloscope-type action, with the moving EM
energy light slug being controlled by electrostatic wave grids in
EUREKA EVENT, CALIFORNIA, USA, 1994
The following report, quite typical of the genre, was written by
Christine Gates of Blue Lake, California, USA, and recently e-mailed
to this author:
Whilst driving (alone) from San Jose, California, north to my home
in Eureka, California, on September 24, 1994 at 9.32 pm, I saw a blue fireball with a gold tail race by me.
These are my best guesses about distance and speed. It was not too
far from me, maybe a half mile or so. It was traveling between me
and the mountains near Highway 101. It was approximately 100-200
feet off the ground, traveling from south to north at about 200 mph.
I slowed the car down a little to watch this beautiful ’thing’. It
then continued north over another mountain and then a huge flash of
blue-white light lit up the night sky as though it were daytime!
The flash came from where the fireball went over the horizon and
radiated from that point out to the entire sky. I was about 25
minutes south of my home in Eureka. Oh, my God! I thought it was a
missile that had targeted the Eureka area. My husband and my
two-year-old daughter were home waiting for me! Would they be there
when I arrived? Should I turn around? Are we at war? I nearly
stopped on the highway because I was struck with terror! There was a
California Highway Patrol Officer and another car on the road with
me. None of us actually stopped but we all slowed down and then sped
towards the city.
When I got home, Eureka was still there, just as I had left it the
day before. I was really confused. I ran into the house and asked my
husband if he saw the flash of light. He looked at me funny and
said, ’Yes, I saw it while I was sitting in the living room watching
TV. What was it?’
The next day, I asked everyone I knew and every stranger that I
passed if they had seen the flash of light and/or the fireball. If I
remember correctly, about 80% of everyone asked saw the flash. Most
of them were inside their houses at the time. People inland reported
that they also heard a very loud rumbling noise just before the
flash. No one on the coast said they heard the rumbling. I don’t
think that anyone that I asked saw the fireball. I even called
people up and down the west coast to see how far north and south it
was seen. I, personally, spoke to people as far south at San Jose,
as far east as Redding, CA, and as far north as
who saw the flash.
The day after, September 25, 1994, there were two local TV stories,
two local newspaper stories, and the large San Francisco Chronicle
newspaper story about this bizarre occurrence. They were all asking,
’What was it?’ The media made promises to let the people know.
The next day, September 26, there was no more coverage. And not
another word after that! The local TV station called me on September
25 to tell me that they were working on it, but the only official
statement they could get was that it was ’Magnetic Interference in
the Ionosphere’. End of story. The TV station said they checked with
the airports, the police, the national weather station here in
Eureka-nobody saw anything and there was nothing on any radar that
night. The TV reporter that I had been talking with was very
suspicious. We both wondered what it could have been.
Even if it was as simple as a meteorite glancing past our planet,
why was there so much silence about it by 6 pm, September 25, 1994?
There was never another report about it by the media after that.
This report from Eureka,
California, is identical to hundreds of
Australian reports as regards the fireball’s appearance and flight
style, its performance and the power of the explosion, as well as
the initial media reaction followed by total media silence. The lack
of follow-up stories may be purely due to ignorance followed by
disinterest-or due to an official clamp-down.
It is interesting to note that several identical types of fireball
reports were made in the Kununurra and Tom Price regions of northern
and northwestern Australia during October 1994, just days and weeks
after this fireball event in California-suggesting that these
fireball events are planet-wide in their scale of operation.
POSTULATED PHYSICS OF FIREBALL EM WEAPONS
Sixty-five per cent of all reported Australian fireballs
pulsed, roaring Diesel freight train noises accompanying their
flight. The remainder make no noise, and none is reported to give
off a sonic boom. Hence I suspect none of these fireballs has mass
attached (this being necessary to create a sonic boom or shock
wave). I postulate that they probably consist of concentrated slugs
of infolded Tesla ray-wave EM energy, emitting light (photons) as a
by-product of interaction with air molecules to provide a
hologram-like spatial form.
The transverse vibrational waves reported as shaking houses under
their flight paths may be caused by the rapidly vibrating Tesla
longitudinal scalar wave EM energy slug initiating harmonic
wave-coupling within the interatomic bonding of either,
nearby air molecules, or
(2) the house construction material’s
crystal lattice, and/or
the ground rock crystal lattice
Severe high-energy harmonic coupling would occur at the instance of
the weapon’s microsecond wave release of a concentrated EM energy
pulse, and this would probably cause an explosive splitting apart of
the interatomic-level bonding of the targeted material, e.g.,
below-ground rock, above-ground building structures, or in the gases
of the ’air’. This would create a huge explosion and a ’regular’
earthquake, probably quite indistinguishable from a ’normal’ quake;
or, in the air, an ’air quake’ would result.
Such an explosion would probably be quite similar to a low-level
nuclear fission blast and would involve essentially similar but
EM-initiated interatomic processes that affect the atomic nucleus
and its bonding with neighboring atomic nuclei. It would probably
create some minor residual radioactivity as a by-product of the
process, due to the production of a number of exotic isotopes.
This mechanism is probably the reason for Russian use of the
code-word "Ellipton bomb" whilst referring to these types of
weapons. ("Right-wing KGB presidential candidate"
Zhirinovsky was quoted using this term whilst apparently threatening
Bosnian Muslims with annihilation.)
Rapid on-off alternating
electrostatic EM field coupling would cause a Mohr stress ellipsoid
oscillation in any material by effects on interatomic bonding. If
powerful enough, this energy input would ultimately lead to very
fast explosive material rupture of the interatomic bonds - i.e., a
major explosion of nuclear-force levels and/or the creation of an
apparently normal-looking earthquake.
RECENT AUSTRALIAN FIREBALL EVENTS
Whilst this series of "Bright Skies" articles (Parts 1 to 3) has
been in progress during 1997, we have continued to experience many
significant fireball events here in Australia, the following major
events being particularly worthy of mention:
1) Central New South Wales,
1 May 1997, late evening
Massive blue-white rippled lights flashed through the night skies of
central and eastern New South Wales late on the evening of 1 May
1997. These were reported in phone calls to the author and to the
Melbourne-based National UFO Hotline.
The following day Channel 10 TV ran a story picked up from the
Sydney Reuters wire concerning many reports to the police and to
astronomical observatories of a huge fireball that flew at low level
across central NSW with a loud, roaring noise. This ’object’
appeared to arc down to the ground on the horizon where it detonated
with a loud explosion and an associated fireworks light display. A
related ground tremor was reported from Cobar and
Observers considered that there must have been an Earth bolide
impact somewhere in western-central NSW, northeast of Broken Hill.
The events are believed by astronomers and the media to have been
yet another meteorite fireball impact in Australia. However, since
this initial media discussion, no reports of any impact crater
discovery have been forthcoming. In fact, all news on this fireball
went silent within one day of the event.
2) Central Victoria, 24 June 1997, 6.15 pm EST
This dramatic fireball was reported by hundreds of observers in
Victoria and Tasmania as it flew over the
Tasman Sea, then via the Mornington Peninsula to north of
Melbourne, over the town of Ballarat and towards the town of
Ararat in Victoria.
The observers reported that in its parallel-to-the-Earth,
low-altitude overland flight path, the fireball caused overvoltage
explosive blow-outs of house light-globes (240 volts AC), dimmed out
car headlights by reducing vehicle DC voltage, and also discharged
car batteries as it passed by at very high speed.
(Afterwards, the car headlights and batteries returned to normal
strength. Note that these effects upon 12-volt DC battery systems
are very significant indicators of Tesla-style scalar electrostatic
waves warping local space-time.)
During its flight, the fireball also created shock or blast waves,
felt by observers as air pressure waves. Penetrative vibrational
waves shook houses quite violently as it went past. These propagated
at right angles to its direction of travel and seemed to be severe
due to the low altitude of the fireball.
The fireball was reported variously as a huge, bright,
orange-red-white-green-blue illumination (the exact colour appears
in this case to depend upon the distance of the observer from the
fireball). The fireball was commonly reported as the size of the
full moon. It apparently was preceded by three bright blue
illuminations. It made a very loud, pulsed roaring noise in flight.
I am uncertain at this time if these blue lights were huge blue
light flashes in the upper atmosphere-as I suspect, and as
previously reported by observers in many other Australian fireball
events and in many isolated, non-fireball, upper atmospheric or ionospheric bright-flash cases-or if they were
blue lights moving in
front of the main fireball.
Night was turned briefly into day by the very bright light radiating
from the fireball. It had a longish vapour or cloud-type trail. No
sound-barrier blasts were reported, but it was very, very fast-thus
suggesting that no mass was present, or else sonic booms would
undoubtedly have been produced at its low flight altitude.
Victorian fireball was on a course that points directly at the
Exmouth Peninsula Tx site in northwestern Australia, possibly
originating on a great circle track from New Zealand or from further afield, e.g., the Tucano Tx site in Argentina.
This recent Victorian fireball would appear to be another prime
candidate for a Tesla longitudinal EM ray-wave plasma ball
energy-slug weapon test-but perhaps it was just another exotic
meteorite! Trouble is, lately we seem to be getting far too many of
these monsters crossing our skies, and for some reason they just
love flying on 1st May (see Part 1, NEXUS 4/03, re Perth event of 1
Now who celebrates that date every year?
FIREBALL EXPLOSIONS AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Apparently this recent Victorian fireball exploded spectacularly
over western Victoria like a huge fireworks display. I say
"apparently", since it is very common for observers to see a vivid
fireworks light-energy explosion after the fireball gets down to
their horizon. I suspect that this is only an ionospheric EM
coupling effect, in view of the evidence from multiple witnesses
along several different fireball flight paths.
Commonly, each observer (spread along, say, 2,000 km of flight path)
sees a fireball fly overhead, go down towards the horizon, disappear
in a huge, massive fireworks display explosion; then the next
observer (positioned, say, 200 km further along the flight path)
sees exactly the same effect, and so on along the line of observers.
It could be that the fireball (EM energy slug) is reacting with the
atmosphere and/or ionosphere (à la Tesla thesis) to give a brilliant
but pulsed display of light energy every 200 km or so. Or perhaps
the EM fireball hologram is pulsing on-off at low frequency, and at
the ’off’ there is a field collapse, giving rise to the apparent
explosion. Or, more likely, at the ’on’ scalar EM field pulse there
is a Tesla field transmission coupling from the Tx site to the
atmosphere/ionosphere, via local dielectric-field ground, to give
the apparent explosive fireworks display.
The timing of the last two major fireball/explosion events was about
10.00 pm for the central NSW event of 1 May 1997, and just after
6.00 pm for the event of 24 June 1997 near Ararat, western Victoria.
This does not suggest that any attempts to hide these possible
’weapons tests’ are going on; rather, the opposite appears to be the
case, i.e., people were meant to see these things. I find this
interesting. Perhaps they are threat messages to our military-from,
say, Russian-Japanese or from little grey aliens
- or a new class of
natural electrical event, or exotic meteors???
Of course there is every possibility that we are dealing with a
series of highly electrically charged meteorites that have very odd
flight characteristics-preferring to fly over Australia in ever
increasing numbers in recent years.
With all of these fireballs running wild over our skies - and some
getting pretty close to Canberra - you would think that someone in
authority would get agitated enough to do something! At least some
official comments would be in order, but all we get is silence.
Yes, there have been historical meteor fireball events recorded on
planet Earth over many centuries, but not with the present high
periodicity, unique appearance and flight style, nor with the
commonly associated explosive and seismic effects.
These recent fireball and other electrical events are highly
anomalous and appear to pose a considerable danger to the population
of not only Australia but much of the entire planet. Certainly, just
one of the associated explosion/earthquakes could completely flatten
a town the size of Broken Hill, Kalgoorlie, Mt Isa, Alice Springs or Canberra - with enormous loss of life. It would approximate a nuclear
blast in intensity and "spoil the inhabitants’ whole day".
Determination of whether I am correct or not about the source or
origin of these fireballs - i.e., EM weapons ’tests’, alien UFOs,
natural electrostatic meteors or other evolving natural electrical
phenomena - is quite irrelevant to this problem and should not cloud
Our governments must initiate open, public, wide-ranging and honest
scientific studies on the nature of these events-or they would
appear at best to be unfit to represent us, and at worst to be
committing treason against the general population.
I cannot believe that any government would be so irresponsible as to
allow the testing of potentially highly dangerous, scalar EM
energy-slug weapons around and over us when they involve such
enormous energies and so many unknowns regarding reliability of
control and possible side-effects of Tx waves on the general
However, similar irresponsible behavior was often exhibited by the
Australian, British and American governments during the nuclear
testing era of the 1950s. By all accounts the Soviet government was
even more careless of its citizens’ health during this time.
Therefore I suppose it is quite possible that new weapon ’toys’
would be similarly unleashed into the public domain.
EXMOUTH Tx FIREBALL WEAPONS AND ORBITAL UFOs
There is of course another possible scenario that could be
contributing to government silence.
Richard Hoagland, ex-NASA employee and space archaeologist media
personality, released some spectacular NASA video footage that was
shot from an American space shuttle mission in September 1991. This
video was downlinked by radio from the shuttle to a
station in the US and was accidentally intercepted en route by a ham
radio operator in the US.
Subsequent to this intercept and its public distribution by the
radio ham, NASA initially encrypted and then totally ceased further
shuttle video transmissions.
The shuttle was said by Hoagland to be in orbit over Indonesia,
heading south towards Western Australia. Subsequent research by
Australian and New Zealand UFO groups demonstrates that the shuttle
was in fact over Lake Carnegie in central Western Australia, heading
south-southeast. [See report in NEXUS 3/03.]
The video shows a small white-light UFO that appears over the
Earth’s horizon to the east of Australia and flies north at a speed
of some 54,000 mph (this and subsequent data are according to Hoagland’s calculations). Suddenly the upper atmosphere or
ionosphere below the shuttle flashes with an intense white light.
The UFO appears to sense this flash and immediately executes a
180-degree, 14,000-g-force turn, accelerating out of orbit and away
from the planet at some 200,000 mph.
All of the above
maneuvers occur in a second or so, and are
immediately followed in a microsecond by two very-high-speed,
bright-light energy pulses riding straight (but fainter) light beams
from the planet’s surface below the shuttle, projected up to a spot
where the UFO would have been had it not reacted so violently to the
initial upper atmospheric light flash.
The Australian and New Zealand UFO research teams claim that
pulse number one came from Exmouth in northwestern WA, and beam
pulse number two came from around Alice Springs, NT, near the
Joint Defense Space Research Facility at
(click right map).
Hoagland believes this video demonstrates a US test of the Brilliant
Pebbles particle-beam weapon system, aimed at a super-secret US
antigravity-drive spacecraft/drone. The same video shows a few other
orbital lights that are presumably also UFOs.
Recently I was contacted by an Onslow, WA, resident who had read the
first two parts of this "Bright Skies" series. He reported that his
son had been totally spooked in late 1991 whilst out roo-shooting
one night south of Onslow on the Crow Plains, some 80 km southeast
of the Exmouth Tx site. The son and another shooter had observed
huge blue-green-white fireballs form at ground level and fire off
into space along a light beam at a steep angle and at an
The fireballs were seen at ground level to the northwest, and a
reconstruction places them exactly in line with the Exmouth Tx site.
They almost certainly originated from the VLF Tx site at the Harold
E. Holt Naval Communications Station at the Exmouth base. Fireballs
were seen on several nights and had previously been reported by the
owner of the sheep station in this area.
The ground eyewitness reports couple well with the Hoagland space
shuttle video and the antipodean UFO research teams’ findings. The
data collectively demonstrate that the Exmouth base is indeed a
deployment site of a major EM weapon system that can at the very
least create and fire EM plasma energy pulses into space. The data
also explain the strange upper-atmospheric light flashes seen as
large-area events over WA and other parts of Australia.
It was this type of event occurring below the space shuttle that
appeared to cause the UFO to turn and run. I postulate that this
event was a Tesla Energy Magnifying Transmitter ’warming up’ and
energizing the ionosphere-to-Earth ground-space cavity as a prelude
to EM weapon pulse firing. The EM fireball plasma energy pulse was
presumably shot skywards along an improved Grindell H. Mathews
ultraviolet laser beam that ’cleared’ the way, creating a conducting
path through the atmosphere for propagation of the Tesla EM energy
slug. Unfortunately for the Exmouth weapons team, the
UFO was a
slight technological jump ahead of their pulse weapon.
I remain unconvinced by Hoagland’s explanations of the action in
this NASA video being a weapon test against an American UFO
spacecraft/drone. The UFO demonstrates some very advanced abilities,
and although I can accept that the USA is technologically advanced,
I really have to wonder if this UFO is truly of US origin or whether
it is more likely to be of alien, off-planet design and manufacture.
The origin of this particular UFO is of great importance since this
Hoagland/NASA video could indicate that a state of war exists
between the USA (and, by default, Australia) and an off-planet alien
power. Such an alien state of affairs could well explain (but not
condone) the government and media silence on recent fireball and
exotic light-emission events.
However, other data and intelligence point more towards an exchange
of fire with advanced technology craft operated by other Earthbound
powers in a secret oligarchic war that has been evolving around us
for several years.
One thing is totally certain: the Hoagland video does not show a
series of ice particles flying past the shuttle, as NASA would have
us believe. My own research conclusions about fireballs,
and seismic events are genuine, honest attempts to understand their
causes. If more resources were thrown into the work, my conclusions
could eventually turn out to be incorrect. But they pale into
insignificance alongside NASA’s eloquent but obvious
This is by no means the end of Harry Mason’s series; in fact, it has
evolved in the writing as more and more data and reports from NEXUS
readers have come his way. Stay tuned for his analysis of recent
events where EM weapons may have been used in terrorist attacks
against the general population.