Saturday, March 21, 2020

Underwater Mysteries

Note: This article was first printed in the July, 2011 Issue of UNX News Magazine 

By Debbie Ziegelmeyer
UFO/Paranormal Investigator
PADI Dive Instructor

he Lost Kingdom of MU, Yonaguni, Japan
photo taken by jpatokal

I received my May issue of Sport Diver and noticed an article on the front cover that seemed unusual for a scuba magazine. Listed as being on page 46 was an article entitled “Did Aliens Build Japan’s Coolest Dive?”

I decided this needed further investigation and in light of the recent earthquakes and the tsunami that followed, the first step was to determine if this sight had survived the devastation.
Yonaguni is part of a chain of islands known as the Ryuku Islands located south of Japan just off the northeastern coast of Taiwan in the Pacific Ocean. Most of the earthquake and tsunami damage to Japan occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan extending south only as far as mid-country. I check several Scuba diving websites offering trips to Yonaguni and found no reported damage to the dive site or canceled area diving due to earthquake or tsunami damage.

     These underwater Yonaguni monuments were discovered by diver Kihachiro Aratake in 1985. The formations are 100 feet deep with a 250-foot base rising 80 feet tall to just 20 feet below the surface. The smoky blue underwater structures have sharp edges, angles, an arch, possible steps, and several passageways with the largest structure in the group resembling a stepped pyramid that rises from about 82 feet deep. Said to resemble the Sacsayhuaman and Qenko structures located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the sight was thought by some to be over 8,000 years old. Others who have explored the site believe these ruins could be the missing continent of MU, fabled Pacific civilization rumored to have vanished beneath the waves possibly due to an ancient earthquake and the tsunami which followed.
The first scientist to do an extensive investigation of the underwater structures was Masaki Kimura, a marine geologist, and professor at Ryukyu University in Okinawa. The professor has been diving at the underwater site measuring and mapping for over 15 years and has come to the conclusion that the ruins are most likely an ancient Japanese city sunk by an earthquake about 2,000 years ago. Kimura has discovered quarry marks in the stone, characters etched onto carved faces, and rocks sculpted into animal likenesses. One example is described as an underwater sphinx that resembles a Chinese or ancient Okinawan king. Professor Kimura has identified ten structures off Yonaguni and five related structures off the mainland of Okinawa. The ruins cover an area spanning 984 feet by 492 feet and include the ruins of a castle, a triumphal arch, five temples, and at least one large stadium. These massive underwater structures are connected by what seems to be roads and water channels protected by what could be huge retaining walls.
     Professor Kimura has concluded that the mysterious five-layer structure was man-made and not manufactured by nature.
     If occurring naturally according to Professor Kimura, “the structure would have debris from erosion collected around the site.” The professor is convinced that the remains are that of a 5,000-year-old city.
     Toru Ouchi supports the findings of Professor Masaki Kimura. Ouchi is an associate professor of seismology at Kobe University and has been to the dive site documenting the possibility of past tectonic activity.
     Professor Ouchi has touched the pyramid and states that Professor Kimura’s findings are “not exaggerated at all.” Since March of 1995, divers have located eight separate similar sites in the waters around Okinawa and beyond to the small island of Yonaguni. They have discovered what appears to be a road surrounding the structures which would be further evidence that these were man-made.

Pyramids can be found in several parts of the world including Peru, Mexico, and Egypt. As of 2008, there were 138 pyramids discovered across Egypt with the oldest being the Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara thought to be from the 3rd dynasty dating between 2650-2575 BC approximately. Mexico and the Mayan Peninsula are also well-known sites for pyramids and ancient cities dating back to the Pre-Classic Era of 1800 BCE-200CE. According to Wikipedia, the shape of pyramids by definition is thought to represent the primordial mound from which the Egyptians believed the Earth was created representative of the descending rays of the sun.
     The idea of alien influence in the construction of these underwater structures could stem from the theory that the ancient pyramids of Egypt were built with otherworldly assistance. The Yonaguni site’s estimated construction dates are around the same estimated era as the building of the Egyptian pyramids.
So the age-old question is still, who influenced the building of pyramids, why were they constructed in different parts of the world, how can it be that similar structures were being built on different continents by different civilizations which had no recorded contact or influence on each other, and how was the construction of these structures possible with the limited tools of the eras?
     If that long question doesn’t boggle your mind, visit Richard Hoagland’s website
“Enterprise Mission” and take a look at the pictures of the pyramids on Mars. If this truly million-dollar question is ever legitimately answered, it could, in fact, change history turning the questions into millions of dollars worth of answers in the form of books, documentaries, and TV deals.

Websites of interest related to this article with underwater pictures of the site, artifacts, and a detailed map of the structures are following:.
· The Mysterious Underwater Ruins of the Lost World in Yonaguni
· Yonaguni
· Japan’s Ancient Underwater “Pyramid” Mystifies Scholars National Geographic
· The Ancients: Yonaguni Monument Underwater Ruins off Yonaguni Island in Japan
Wikipedia: Japan’s Underwater Pyramid     

San Augustin Crash Site Metal Report- “Not of this Earth”

San Augustin Crash Site Metal Report- “Not of this Earth”
By Art Campbell
We did not think much of the thin pieces of foil found in the arroyo below the highway. Research
Art Campbell working in the field
San Augustin Crash Site Metal Report- “Not of this Earth

indicated that we had foil used to package candy and cigarettes, etc. since 1914. In earlier days before WWII, local residents would put household discards into the arroyos and let high water and flash floods take the debris out of sight.

Consequently, in many arroyos near the highways, one can find all kinds of small debris, and small thumbnail-sized pieces of foil are not unusual. Some distance away at what we were to later call the gap, we found larger pieces of foil, which we eventually picked up. In 10 years or so, we had several square feet of it. Even though we were not expecting to find any “Jessie Marcel memory metal,” picking it up at first seemed pointless. You could cut it, tear it, wad it up, and throw it, and it behaved just like your average kitchen foil.

Not thinking much of it, but not wanting to “throw the baby out with the bath,” we decided to research it to see if it was from local sources. Sometimes one is so sure of something, you just want to get it out of the way to eliminate it. I am afraid that was the case with the foil we picked up. As part of the elimination process, we looked up the metallurgical content of standard Reynolds or Alcoa aluminum foil. We found it to be 99% aluminum, 0.5% silicon, and 0.5% iron. We found that aluminum foil for households was a byproduct of the aluminum aircraft industry in WWII, and first introduced in 1947. This was obviously what we had, we thought – ordinary store-bought aluminum foil. 
 One day, we had some in a box and a ranch wife picked it up and said, “Where did you find this?” We told her, and she said, “you do not see much of this around here.” We asked, “Why?” She explained that western people’s food preparation relied on a lot of frying and baking, and in the early 1950s or so, women did not have much use for it. She said Reynolds or someone sent a free box of it to her high school home economics class about 1949 or ’50 and it languished in a cupboard most of the school year until one girl baked cookies on it and it soon disappeared. “It was expensive compared to the wax paper we knew and were used to.”
I asked her about food storage and leftovers. She smiled and said, “Table scraps went to the dogs. We did not see foil around here until the mid-1950s or so when we got our first barbecue.” She said, “When we finally got decent power and we could put in home freezers, we used it then to prevent freezer burn.”
The foil we were finding had nowhere near the percentage formula that was introduced in 1947. We knew what we were finding here and there did not resemble the formula for domestic foil. We knew it was different, but we did not know why. Whenever we would find a piece, it was saved. Six small pieces were sent to a metallurgist in the late ’90s. He confirmed it was not domestic and said, “It was very complex, and it seemed to him the samples had come off of the floor and were tailings from a processing operation.”
Then in 2004, things began to change when I invited Chuck Wade to the site. I met Chuck at the 2004 Aztec UFO Conference. He brought a crew of Navajos down to the site from Gallup. In 4 days, 3 crews dug 28, 1-meter square holes that were 20 centimeters deep. The crews started finding larger pieces of foil, and by 2010, Chuck had contacted Dr. Roger Leir and his L&M Group that helped Dr. Leir finance the removal of what many believe are alien implants.

Some of the foil shards, when found,
had signs of being handled before.
Folds, such as those seen in this photo,
could not be caused by natural 
 in the arroyo.
Courtesy Art Campbell

 A Piece of Cake
     As a result of their interest, six pieces of Chuck’s metal were analyzed by Steve Colbern, a chemist/materials analyst at a major West coast laboratory. The project was sponsored and funded by the Open Minds organization of Phoenix, Arizona. We soon found out why the earlier metallurgists thought, “the foil had been scraped off of the processing plant floor.” As it turned out, that was an understatement. Colbern, using the latest ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma, mass spectrometry) equipment identified 40 to 50 separate elements in a coating on one side of the foil. Each separate piece of the six initial foil pieces were analyzed and each had had 40 to 50 or more of the same elements (plus or minus a few more) in exotic coatings.

Foil pieces found at the site prior to 2004.
More was found later in excavations.

Some of it was found on the surface
after a hard rain.
Courtesy Art Campbell
The Icing
Colbern had given us a remarkable analysis of advanced metal technology that certainly could not have come from Earth in 1947 or the present. Now he was to give us the cake’s icing. While using an Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis on the sample W-1, and the ICP-MS process, he was able to isolate three elements: antimony (Sb), copper (Cu) and nickel (Ni) that were suitable enough to perform isotopic abundance calculations upon. Steve’s tests showed extremely skewed isotopic ratios and indicate that these three metals from the sample W-1 could not have originated on Earth.

Security Considerations
When we look at the relatively short timeline of equipment development and knowledge needed to assess the crash site material, we can see possibly why there is still secrecy about UFO crash sites. We needed to go back to 1939 and Albert Einstein’s famous letter to FDR, which led to the super secret Manhattan Atomic Energy project. It was not until 1940 that isotope research got underway at Columbia University studying uranium isotope separation. It was not until seven years later in 1947 that the Roswell and Plains crashes occurred. Six years later in 1953, the scanning electron microscope (SEM) was developed and only 36 years later (in 1989) that the ICP-MS technology was developed.

Scientist’s Conclusions

1) These samples contain very unusual alloying elements, which were not present in aluminum alloys in 1947. If these samples are from an aircraft, which crashed in that year, they are very unusual on that basis.
2) The coatings on the samples are also unusual because conformal coatings of this type, which are blended with the metal, and rich in silica, titania, magnesia, sulfate, phosphate, and chloride, were almost certainly not available in 1947. The coatings on the samples are also somewhat similar to coatings on implants removed from people claiming alien contact.
3) The carbon nanotube indications observed in the Raman spectra of the samples indicates the possibility that the samples may be “smart metal” materials, which contain carbon nanotubes as electronic components, or to strengthen the materials. Since the mechanical strength of these samples was not unusual, they should be tested for unusual electrical characteristics.
4) The isotopic ratios of three elements in sample W-1 (antimony, copper, and nickel) were extremely skewed [Editor’s note: In this instance, “skewed” refers to metal formulations not known on earth.], with respect to the terrestrial ratios for these elements, and there is therefore a high probability that the samples came from an extraterrestrial source. These extremely skewed isotopic results are again reminiscent of those obtained from alleged alien implants, and from an alleged piece of the Roswell crash debris which was analyzed by the late Dr. Russell Vernon Clark.
5) The results of the pendulum test indicate that samples W-1 and W-6 may still be emitting gravitational, or magnetic energy, which greatly increases the probability these samples are nanotechnological “smart metals” and of probable alien origin as well.
6)    Further microscopic testing should be done on these materials to determine their internal structures. More testing should also be done to determine the existence, extent, and profile of any gravitational, magnetic, or electric fields the samples may be emitting, and their source of energy.

     The results of the isotopic analysis of the ICP-MS results from sample W-1 indicate that the isotopic abundances of each of the elements tested (antimony (Sb), copper (Cu), and nickel (Ni)) differed significantly from the isotopic composition of the same elements derived from terrestrial sources.

For elements heavier than boron, differences in isotopic composition of more than approximately 1% from the usual terrestrial isotopic abundance pattern, indicates a high probability that the material originated from a non-terrestrial source.
     All of the elements tested differed from the terrestrial abundances by much more than this. These elements in sample W-1, therefore, may not have originated on Earth.

Einstein’s letter of 1939
Beginning isotope research 
Roswell and Plains UFO
    crashes 1947
Scanning electron microscope
    (SEM) 1953
ICP-MS 1989
This research is just beginning as we are doing the analysis of the metal foil shards found on the Plains of San Augustin. Many other things of interest were found: a tiny shoe sole, something that may be an artificial body part, and other items. This leaves us with some questions. What research, if any, was done in 1947 or 1948 or shortly thereafter to match today’s sophisticated analysis that we show in Colbern’s 2010 report?
If the shards were analyzed prior to 1989, what procedures were used that were available to give them similar results? A witness said there was foil on the ground at the crash site. Most of it was apparently picked up, but some was left for this researcher, his friend, and a crew of Navajos.
Are there possibly some boxes on a forgotten shelf in a government warehouse with more of the arroyo metal shards waiting for that future day when they might get a more proper analysis?…Perhaps. If this is true, then this independent private research may be the first to discover the sophisticated and varied coatings on the strange New Mexico arroyo foil.

If you have q
uestions for Steve Colbern or Art Campbell please separate the questions and send them to:

Steve Colbern is a Chemist/Materials Analyst, UCLA 1989, associate of Dr. Roger Leir, the late Dr. Russell Vernon Clark, Bob Koontz, extraterrestrial materials expert. Steve had access to extremely sensitive lab equipment from a prominent west coast materials lab. His testing of the metals included the use of dissecting microscope, the scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDX) Most of Steve's spectacular finds were with the (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plazma Mass Spectrometer device and the EDX
Art Campbell is a former Missourian with Kansas City UFO ties. He attended college at Kansas City Art Institute and University of Missouri, Kansas City between1954-1959. He was a charter member of the very early Kansas City UFO Study Club and later formed a NICAP affiliate here. Art and his wife Mary Lou moved from Kansas City in 1960 to Colorado where Art found a teaching and coaching job. He is currently retired and living in Oregon.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Huge UFO Spotted over Kansas City February 6, 2020

Above: Drawing of UFO as observed by witnesses

Huge UFO Spotted over KC on February 6, 2020


A huge unidentified flying object was spotted over Kansas City, Missouri at 7:45 pm on February 6, 2020. 

Missouri MUFON Assistant State Director Margie Kay went out for a few minutes at 7:45 pm and noticed a huge craft west of her position at 23rd Street and Noland Road in Independence. It appeared like the object was only a mile away and larger than a 747. There were brilliant white lights all over the craft and one red light on the left side. The lights were reflecting off of shiny silver metal which appeared to be in a cigar shape.

At first, Kay thought it was a plane landing at the Downtown Kansas City airport, and it would have needed to turn in order to do so, but soon realized that it was flying very low - at approximately 2,000 feet or lower and slow-moving from North to South at it was gigantic. It did not turn in the direction (west) it would have needed to land.

The object then either disappeared or turned all of its lights out before Kay could obtain video. Margie immediately called Jean Walker, KC Section Director for Missouri MUFON, and found that she had just seen the same object in the western skies from her position at 57th and Sterling Avenue, which is two miles closer to the object. Both women observed the object for 20-30 seconds.

With this information from the two locations, the investigators have determined that the object was approximately three miles from 23rd and Noland Rd in Independence, making it absolutely huge - perhaps four or five times the size of a commercial airliner.

Other witnesses: Two other witness from Blue Springs, including a MUFON investigator, and one witness from Sugar Creek also reported seeing the same object on the same night at approximately the same time. Another witness who was at 40 Hwy and Sterling saw an object of the exact same description and location on Monday, February 10. 

Kansas City MUFON is investigating this case and would like to hear from other persons who may have seen this object. Please contact Margie Kay at 816-833-1602 or or Jean Walker at

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Bird Morphs into a UFO

Photo of a Hawk from Google
On February 11, 2020 Valerie Hoover called to tell me that she had just had a bizarre sighting over her property in Sugar Creek, Missouri. 

At approximately 3:00 - 3:15 pm Valerie was outside on her back porch.  She looked up in the sky over the field and thought she saw an eagle, but the head wasn’t white, so she thought it was a hawk. It was circling around just like a hawk. Valerie was afraid it was going to get her small Yorkie,  then it put its wings next to its body as if it were going to soar down, but instead, it formed into a dark round disk-shaped UFO and took off at the speed of light to the Southeast and was out of sight in a second. Valerie realized that whatever she was looking at was definitely not a bird. 

This location is the site of multiple UFO, orb, alien, and unidentified creature sightings not only witnessed by Valerie but by multiple investigators, including myself and KC MUFON Section Director Jean Walker. The house is close to the Missouri River. 

This is the second winged creature sighting at this location (see my other reports). 

Several such winged creature sightings were associated with UFOs or orbs of light at the same time. This is the first event reported in which the flying creature morphed into a UFO. Perhaps these unusual winged creatures are actually not of Earth but are extraterrestrials. Until we get more photos and video this phenomenon will remain unsolved. 


Margie Kay is the DIrector of Quest Paranormal Investigation Group and she is keeping track of winged creatures sightings in the State of Missouri. Please contact her at