The Global Situation Report – In November of 1996 controversy erupted around incoming comet Hale-Bopp when an amateur astronomer claimed that it had a companion and a noted remote viewer said that the companion was an incoming starship. The previous April, the Japanese National Observatory had posted a photograph of the comet on its website showing the object, and initial reports from some other observatories seemed to confirm it. But nothing ever indicated that the object, if present, was a spacecraft.
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Filer’s Files – A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES satellite has photographed a large object orbiting the earth. The photograph was made by the automatic satellite from geosyncrhonous (stationary) orbit. The incident took place at 2:45PM on November 21, 1999. NOAA explained the object away as a “moon shadow,” but if so, it isn’t clear why such shadows cannot be found on other GOES photographs. Thanks to George Filer and Filer’s Files. The image can be see at

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By Whitley Strieber Copyright (c) 1999, Whitley Strieber

Next week, the book I have written with Art Bell, The Coming Global Superstorm, will be published, and I am about to suffer from the same press torments that have dogged me since I published Communion. I am routinely punished for writing that book, either by false and unfair reviews, or by being ignored. Despite the fact that Communion is a book of questions, it is taken to be a claim of alien contact, and I am viewed as a proponent of something akin to a false religious belief. I am hurt as much as possible short of legal limits in order to limit my impact and, in the best of all possible worlds, destroy me.
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