Out There

March 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

This report from Loren Coleman says that Indonesian rangers are seeing large numbers of very small people, under two feet, in an isolated area of the Way Kangas National Park in Sumatra. These people may be the legendary Orang Pendek, said to still live on Sumatra.
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Laredo, Texas UFO researchers are finding a significant number of unexplained objects in local skies, but it's not because of UFO reports being received from the public, but rather because they are part of a growing movement in the research community: the go out with good equipment and obtain UFO data on their own. This is perhaps the next wave in UFO research. It is getting much easier to do, as UFOs become more common and seemingly more willing to appear on demand.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The most viewed record in the FBI's UFO files is a memo written by Guy Hottel on March 22, 1950 stating that three flying disks had crashed in New Mexico and bodies similar to human but three feet tall had been recovered from them. The FBI has been silent on the memo since its release in 2011, but has now stated on its blog that it does not prove the existence of UFOs and was never followed up.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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On January 28, a bolide, or large meteor, streaked across the US Northeast. Now, on March 25, another similar meteor has been seen from Maine to Florida. In neither case did the objects cause any damage, but they may be part of an unknown shower of large meteors which has been affecting Earth, which includes the large Russian meteor of February 15, which exploded in the atmosphere with the force of 50 Hiroshima sized bombs.

While some effort has been made to identify asteroids that may be dangerous to Earth at some point, these objects are not asteroids and cannot be tracked as they approach our planet. There is no way of knowing how many more may be out there, or when or where they will strike. Large meteors such as the one that struck in Russia are extremely rare. This was only the second such strike in a hundred years.

Friday, March 22, 2013

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The dramatic photograph from Whidbey Island Washington is unlikely to be sky lanterns. The video is far less clear and, were it the only record, would suggest a lantern. However, that does not appear to be the case in this situation.
This appears to be some sort of a cloud, but the witnesses claim that it was moving at such high speed that they didn't see it while the photo was being taken. So, obviously, no ordinary cloud.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Unexplained booms and shaking incidents disturbed residents of southern New Jersey on March 19 and 20. The US Geologic Survey says that it didn't detect any earthquakes, and military officials said that their activities could not explain the incidents.

To keep up with this ongoing story, go to Linda Moulton Howe's Earthfiles.com.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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This piece of hoax video is very nicely done--although the darkness and the low resolution 'highway camera' covered some of the glitches in the animation. Still, it's a nice job, although the actors aren't going to be winning any awards.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Residents of Ocala, Florida are observing large numbers of helicopters seemingly accompanying unknown planes, but neither civil nor military authorities can identify the aircraft, which have been seen a number of times on recent nights. This is reminiscent of the 'ghost planes' phenomenon that haunted Norway in the 1930s, and of the 1980 Cash-Landrum case near Houston, where a large number of military helicopters were seen accompanying a flaming triangle device. Witnesses to that event received catastrophic radiation doses. A search party in the Norwegian case was sent looking for the ghost planes and never returned.

Let's hope the Ocala case remains benign.

(The photo on the linked page is a stock photo. It's not intended to be a photo of the mystery aircraft.)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

There has been a UFO wave ongoing in Scotland for months, and now some good photos have emerged. Basically, the wave consists of witnesses seeing unexplained lights. The image here suggests an object that was moving extremely quickly.

Friday, March 8, 2013

South Africa would appear to be no exception to the rule that UFO sightings are increasing worldwide. What is unusual, though, is that the story would travel as far as the Washington Times.
Considering the location, your Out There editor has to wonder if this might not be a cloaked US spy plane of some sort. 
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

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One of our best photography experts has weighed in on the side of this being a light on a boat. Here is his comment:

"Just measure the distance between the leading edge of the top light in the first and second pix. Let that distance equal 4.5 seconds. Then measure the length of the top light's streak. That will tell you the shutter speed. Assuming Crowe is right about the frame rate, the  shutter speed seems just about right for a night exposure with a Canon 5D. And given that lens's field of view, 8kph (max legal boat speed in that situation) works out just about right with a margin of error of, say, +/- 50%, max."

"If the object had been moving at 80kph either he'd have missed it completely or  a single streak would have covered the full width of one frame, and one frame only."

"None of this has anything to do with camera-subject distance. It's mainly a matter of field of view (i.e., how wide or narrow the lens was zoomed) relative to the lateral speed of the boat."

In your Out There editor's opinion, this case is closed--darn it!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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This footage could be any number of things besides a genuine unidentified object, but it's clear that the videographers saw it as something strange. For more information, click here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

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This object appeared in Northern Italy recently. The video was posted on March 3, 2013. They have done enough work on the photograph to make it clear that it isn't a bird or a plane, and probably not a known object at all. (As always seems to be the case, the added music track is a grave mistake, but watch it with the sound muted and it's quite interesting.)
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