Out There

February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Within two weeks, substantial meteors have now been reported from Russia, the US and New Zealand. This one came down Sunday in Queenstown, and was large enough to be seen during the day. Clearly, it was not as large as the Russian meteor, but nevertheless, it's unusual for so many significant meteors to appear over such a short time. There is no known large meteor shower due until April, when the Lyrids are expected to appear. Do these meteors pose a danger? So far, one of them has caused significant damage and injuries from its shock wave, but there is no way to determine if any others as large or larger are heading toward Earth.

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Your cynical (and oft burned) Out There editor cannot say for certain that this nighttime video is an unknown object. And the sound of an approaching helicopter suggests that something odd was taking place in the skies over an unidentified location. There is a Fox 13 chiron on the video. The problem is, none of the three Fox 13 stations in the US, in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Memphis or Tampa Bay, appear to use this particular chiron. So, is this a hoax? It's an interesting video, but until the chiron is identified the verdict has to remain: possible hoax.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

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This clip from a webcam watching the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City reveals a fast moving cigar-shaped object similar to one that apparently entered the volcano in October of last year. That video was dismissed by some experts as a hoax, but we saw it as possibly an authentic unknown. This new video reinforces that view. To see our October story, click here.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mystery booms were heard in and around Columbia, South Carolina yesterday afternoon. No source was identified. There was nothing in the air making sonic booms, and no earthquakes took place. These explosive sounds are being heard all over the United States, in many different communities.

An Unknowncountry.com reader also reported seeing strange lights in Florence, SC, last night. "There were 3 bright lights really close together hovering and then they began to flash and then they went off but after that there was a smaller red light."

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Follow the continuing story of the booms and other mysteries at Linda Moulton Howe's Earthfiles.com.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This report has just been received by Unknowncountry.com. We are getting many such reports in, of large lighted objects that hover low and then dart away.

"Royal Oak Michigan
Details of Encounter: Giant circle of light in the sky appears while we were waiting at a red light, then zooms away faster than anything Either of us have ever seen. We both confirmed with each what had taken place because it was so abnormal."

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I'm stumped, just like the author of this article. Are these solar arrays, some sort of agricultural system, or what? If you have certain knowledge of what they are, post a comment below. Or just an idea--post away!

Monday, February 18, 2013

On Sunday night, Feb. 17, 2013 at about 9:35 pm, my wife and I were watching TV when all of a sudden a huge, bright light came in through our window. It was so big and so close I thought an airplane was coming into our house. It just appeared out of nowhere. It didn't move across from one window to the next. It was like, not there one minute then just there!! I asked my wife if she saw that and headed for the door to go out and get a better look. We both saw something that was brightly lit with multicolored lights and it was kind of just rotating in the sky. The outer ring is what was lit and kind of reminded me of a hula hoop. That's what was rotating. It started to moved away slowly then started to pick up speed. As it moved away it didn't move in a straight line. It was kind of circling as it moved. Hard to describe but I know for a fact it wasn't an airplane. It was close enough that we could see that and besides, airplanes just don't move like that.

We stood there in the cold trying to figure out what the hell it was. After about a minute and a half to two minutes later, four very strange helicopters came across the sky moving in the direction the object had gone. They were the weirdest helicopters I had ever seen because they were all black with almost no lighting. And the weirdest thing about them was they made absolutely no noise. If we hadn't already been watching the sky we would have never seen them. They were flying in a two by two formation. Almost like a V shape.

After they had passed we noticed a big orange orb just hanging in the sky behind where the helicopters had come from. My wife at first thought it was a planet we were seeing because the sky was so clear at that moment. While we were looking at it, it just blinked out. It didn't go behind a cloud and it didn't fade. One moment it was there, the next it was gone.

We came inside to see if there were any special news reports and checked Facebook to see if anyone else was reporting this but there wasn't. My wife and I went back outside so she could smoke a cigarette because she was a little shaken up.

That's when we saw two bright white lights that look like stars but bigger chase each other across the sky for about 20 seconds and then they just stopped dead in their tracks and just hung there. The lead one was blinking intermittently. They stayed motionless for over 20 minutes. Clouds started to roll in and covered them as well as the moon. When the clouds finally cleared away and we could see again, they were gone.

Neither of us had been drinking, we don't use drugs, and we aren't crazy. This has really freaked my wife out and she was scared the rest of the night. I've had an experience similar to this before and think its just amazing. If there are any other reports of this that you hear of in the coming days or weeks in our area please let us know.

As we were going to bed I realized the first time I saw strange lights in the sky was about 6 years ago. It was also in mid-late February on a cold clear night. I stood in my backyard about 20 mins from where we live now, and watched about 5 or 6 bright lights chasing each other back and forth across the sky for about 5-10 minutes. This was later at night. Between 11:30pm & midnight eastern time. It was the first time I ever saw anything like that and the feeling I got watching it was indescribable. Nobody really took me seriously until last night. My wife definitely believes now.

Editor's Note: This report was received in the reporting area on this website. If you have a report, send it to us by clicking "Report Sighting or Encounter" on our masthead, or clicking here. Reports are posted without witness identifying information.

The helicopters the witnesses saw may have been stealth modified Sikorsky UH-60 or another, classified model. The UH-60 is both radar and sound stealthed, and was used on the Osama bin Laden raid.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

The strange object pictured here was seen ascending over a bird sanctuary in England at 5:25 PM local time Wednesday. The object has an appearance uncannily similar to a ghost rocket that was photographed over Newfoundland on January 25, 2010. Despite an exhaustive investigation by Canadian authorities, the mystery of the rocket was never solved. Our best guess: this one won't be, either. The photos are genuine. For our story on the Canadian object, click here.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

An Unknowncountry.com reader sends this description of orange lights south of Kingman Arizone on Route 93, between 9 and 10PM February 7. The description of the operations suggests that these were not sky lanterns, but genuine unknowns:

Saw a bright orange light n the sky, seemed pretty big, thought it could be like a tower on a hill but the light sort of...retracted, like faded away and then suddenly appeared to the right. And then another orange light appeared.

They were big and glowing and we could see little tiny white lights that sort of looked like they came from the orange light of at least near it, they sort of zipped around, almost insect like, darting away from the orange balls of light and then back.

One of the orange lights appeared to shoot straight down towards the earth and then vanished, like it didn't hit, it just shot down and then the light retracted away. It was a good 20 minutes to a half hour of activity in the sky.

We pulled our truck over to a safe spot to watch. The orange lights were more obvious and dramatic but watching closely the little specks of white lghts were actually zipping arond the sky a lot more, swinging back and turning and....just so weird.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Indian press is reporting that an unknown object appeared over the Reliance Industries oil refinery in Jamjagar, India. Photos were taken and the sightings were reported to Indian authorities by Reliance officials.

PMS Prasad, Reliance Executive Director, wrote to the Indian Minister of Petroleum, "On 24 January 2013 around 8.30 pm, one unidentified bright object, perceived to be of the size of a volleyball, was seen hovering over the refinery. It was seen to circle four times before disappearing. It could have been treated as a one-off occurrence, however the morning of 27 January again witnessed the same phenomenon between 6.30 and 7.00 am. Process cameras installed in the refinery caught some images."

The images have not been released, but obviously the story has a high level of credibility. The refinery is near the India-Pakistan border and is considered a high level target for terrorists. The Indian military is treating this as an incursion by an unknown form of high technology.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

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This object taped over McAllen, Texas on January 23 could be a plane, but if so it has a very unusual pattern of lights. Still two strobes are visible. However, UFOs often strobe as well. Probable unknown

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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This is documentary was produced by the Walt Disney Company in 1995. It only appeared in 5 states, and was then shelved. It has been something of a legend, and has now appeared on YouTube. How long will it be before Disney claims copyright, and it's gone again? Watch while you can.
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For years, people have been clipping NASA footage from the space shuttle and the ISS that show strange lights and moving objects. For Whitley Strieber's 1999 NBC special Confirmation, a NASA spokesman was asked to watch the famous STS-80 video, and said, while looking at some of the most amazing such footage ever made, "I don't see any evidence of UFOs here." Now, NASA admits the truth: they don't know what these objects are, and have been observing them for years. One has to ask, what about the footage that HASN'T been released to the public?
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This object was videotaped over Colombia on January 11. It displays intricate and impressive detail, but which is blurred in a manner that suggests that it may not be a computer graphic, which would have sharper edges, but is rather an actual object being recorded from a distance. If this is the case, then this is an unusually detailed daylight video of an unknown object.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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This is a genuine unknown. The object appears very briefly, traveling at high speed. It is NOT the jet producing the contrail, but an object that flies from right to left across the window of the jet, between 14 and 15 seconds.
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Originally, your Out There editor wrote: "At first, this appears to be a flock of birds, but it isn't a flock of birds. First, each object is independently lit by a light powerful enough to produce significant illumination in a sunlit sky. Second, there are no wing flapping motions. However, the objects do appear to be gliding on thermals, or they are being maneuvered to present this appearance. These are genuine unknowns, and very strange ones."

Unfortunately, I fell for a hoax video. I look at dozens of videos every day, always hoping to see something I genuinely can't explain. What I can't explain here is why I bought into this obvious hoax. Normally, I'm careful and quite successful at this. I seriously considered resigning after this, but Whitley Strieber wants me to stay. He said, 'I can't do this myself, and you're better than you think.' I'm going to continue what has become a profound and very engaging task for me, sifting through the chaff to find the occasional nugget of gold.

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This photographer has done a fine job of creating a photographic analysis of an anomaly over Washington DC. There is no question of hoax here, or of a misidentification. This material is unidentified. Whether or not it could be identified as some sort of airborne pollutant or extremely lightweight floating debris is another question. However, some of the transformations that take place are very fast, which only adds to the high strangeness.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

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January has been a very strange month, and take a look at Betsy Lewises theory about the fish and sea life dieoffs on her blog. These are interesting times, folks, make no mistake.

Friday, February 1, 2013

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This is an interesting compilation of sightings for January 2013. Your Out There editor isn't going to comment on each one, but a number of them appear authentic. Some advice: as always, Third Phase of Moon has added a music track that is, shall we say, not to everyone's taste. Watch on mute if it screeches your blackboard the way it does mine.
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