Latest Out There Stories
The Out There section collects stories about strange events from all over the internet.
Videos and some other stories are graded:
A--Probably true, B--Likely true, C--Likely false, D--Probably false.

Stories are not researched by staff before posting and video evaluations are based on experienced observation, not video analysis.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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A Pennsylvania woman had recorded an unknown phenomenon in the sky on August 26. She, her husband and a neighbor observed a complex object that was stationary in the sky for some time. Local police were called, and they also observed the object as it moved away. The story was picked up on Good Morning America. As a multiple witness event that includes police witnesses, this sighting has a high level of credibility.
This witness report isn't supported with any imagery, but it is typical of a type of UFO that is seen so often that there is no clear reason to disbelieve it. The witness was fishing at night when the half-mile long object slowly moved overhead. “It wasn’t lit up bright. It had a slight glow to it .Nothing fancy.”

“I have seen a lot of things in the night sky and have never seen anything like this. It reminded me of some of the giant ships on the ‘Star Wars’ movie.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This short clip animates the Pennsylvania gnome, revealing that it was moving forward, then as soon as its picture was snapped, at once turned around and moved out of frame in a matter of seconds. The sequence is that shot one was the closest. Shots two and three were each a second apart, and in each, it's farther away. If you're an Unknowncountry subscriber, don't miss the subscriber report sourced here. It's absolutely fascinating!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

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A Canadian news agency covering a forest fire inadvertently captured this UFO image. Its angle of attack suggests it could be a meteor, but it if is one, it has a very unusual appearance. Possible unknown.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pilots of an Air Canada flight out of Halifax reported seeing a drone 900 feet from their plane, at an altitude of 18,000 feet. The drone was tubular and had a vertical propeller. No commercially available drone has a radio range sufficient to enable it to fly to 18,000 feet, so either this was something constructed by a specialist, a military drone, or an unknown object. Whatever it was, it was doing something extremely dangerous and illegal.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This could be a simple graphic, or even a common sundog, but given the witness description it also could be a real UFO. It was seen to spin, to maneuver, then to suddenly disappear. We're rating this one a possible UFO, but without video footage showing the motions that the witness describes, it's impossible to say more than that this is a very provocative story.
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Interesting video. Probably too small to be a balloon with internal lighting, not a plane or bird because of the erratic pattern of movement, not a computer graphic--so, this is a likely unknown object, and what's even more interesting is that it appears to have been 'called' by CSETI Montreal. The ability to call these lights is one of the most perplexing aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Out There is often asked why we don't point out more hoaxes. This video may or may not be a hoax, but it is almost certainly a collection of balloons floating in the blue skies of Italy and causing a good deal of excitement.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The great majority of UFO photos taken during the day are actually birds snapped at the moment their wings are closed. In this case, though, the object appears to be metallic and circular or oval. This is a probable unknown.
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This may be a dirigible (powered balloon) or a CGI effect, but it may also be another sort of object altogether, under an unknown form of power. If it's a computer graphic, it's a good one. (Can you spot a telltale that it may be?) As soon as your Out There editor saw this, I thought to myself: if the classified "TR" stealth aircraft in Whitley Strieber's book the Grays is real, this is what it would look like.

For some expert opinion, click here.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

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A number of cylinders appear to be present in the sky over a battlefield in Afghanistan. The objects are floating in the air, not moving under their own power. They could be balloons, but the shape and the location are certainly unusual.
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Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza recorded this triangle UFO in Studio City, California on July 14 at 10:52 PM. The object is not a normal display of aircraft lights and probably not a drone, given the movement of the fourth light. This is most likely an unknown.

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Here, Third Millenium's Jaime Maussan gathers a number of formation videos that are difficult to explain. They are probably not flocks of geese with the motion sped up because their positions hardly vary, and the one shot over Mexico in January has an outlier flying with a formation of 7 objects that moves in exactly synch with them.

These unusual videos represent probable unknowns.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

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This footage from France does not appear to be a computer graphic. The objects could be distant balloons, but their movements suggest otherwise.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A sheep has been reported drawn up into a UFO in Lampeter, Wales. Police were called but could do nothing, and the animal has not been recovered. Unfortunately, while the story sourced here reflects some recent information, it fails to mention the long history of sheep abductions and mutilations in the region.

In his most recent nonfiction book about the UFO phenomenon, Solving the Communion Enigma, Whitley Strieber offers some of the long history of sheep attacks in Wales. He writes:

"Author Charles Fort, in his book Lo, describes widespread surgical mutilation of sheep in Wales in 1904-05, commenting that they took place after a religious revival swept the region. Whether they were connected or not isn't clear, but he also relates that there were strange lights seen at the time, which is also a characteristic of the modern animal mutilation phenomenon. Modern ranchers consistently report seeing lights in distant fields prior to finding mutilated cattle, and they were seen again in Wales beginning in 2009, when sheep mutilations returned to the area after an absence of 105 years.
In March of 2009, members of the British Animal Pathology Field Unit were called to a farm in Radnor Forest in Wales where the bloodless corpses of four ewes had been discovered. In January and February of 2010, they returned to the same farm to investigate the discovery of three more sheep mutilations, once again with all the blood removed from the carcasses."

Monday, June 30, 2014

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We initially dismissed this one as a lens effect, but that's not what it is. There appears to have been a circular object in the night sky over Galveston in late June. It 'silently crossed the night sky' according to witnesses. Do we have a drone that could do this? Certainly nothing even close to being declassified. This is a genuine unknown. (But look closely, it's hard to see in this video.)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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At first glance, this appears to be a Martian moon--until it is photographed in front of a distant mountain range, still glowing strongly. Unless there is a better explanation (and a believable one) coming from NASA, this is a genuine unknown, and on Mars! (The original of this video was hacked and destroyed, but another version is now available on YouTube. Your Out There editor would suggest downloading it promptly if you wish to retain access to it.)
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Monday, June 23, 2014

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This video, contributed by an Unknowncountry reader, appears to be an authentic daylight UFO capture. The object carries out a maneuver that is impossible for a plane and unlikely for a bird. It is too far away to be an insect, and it almost certainly isn't a drone, because of its shape. It appears to be avoiding something, perhaps even reacting to the fact that it is on camera.

This video was taken a year ago, but the videographer recently got extensive nighttime video in the same general area. Unfortunately, because it is nighttime video and there isn't enough detail, we can't determine whether or not it's a quadcopter.

Differentiating UFOs from lighted quadcopters can be difficult if they're off in the distance, as is the case in the night video. But this daylight video appears authentic to your Out There editor's eye.
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Whether the objects depicted in these ancient Mayan glyphs are UFOs as we understand them or not is an open question, but they appear similar to the craft the George Adamski drew during his sightings in the early fifties. In addition, the enormous amount of UFO activity taking place to this day over Mexico suggests that they might well have been seeing the same phenomena.

If so, then this has been going on a lot longer than most UFO researchers would like to believe. Your Out There editor thinks that the phenomenon is, simply, part of life on Earth, perhaps ongoing monitoring by advanced beings for their own reasons, or perhaps something that remains beyond our understanding.

In any case, the video is well worth a look.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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The lights recorded in this video appeared over Murietta, California, a few miles east of Camp Pendleton north of San Diego. Similar lights appeared in the same area a year ago. To see that video, click here.

Orange orbs are commonly seen up and down the US West Coast, often rising up out of the Pacific Ocean. Of course, because these appeared over a military base, they could always be flares. While there was an exercise taking place at Camp Pendleton on June 18, military authorities would not state that these were flares. The ones from a year ago appear more like a flare pattern.

However, on June 18, other witnesses in the Camp Pendleton/Murietta area also report strange lights, and these clearly were not flares. For their report on Open Minds, click here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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This brief documentary, suppressed back in the 1960s, has resurfaced. The honesty of this witness was just too obvious for the authorities to tolerate. You watch her talking and describing what she has seen, and you cannot really deny that she is telling the truth. It was an amazing sighting.
These two images taken from a recent release of NSA documents describe a persistent UFO event. Note that there is not the slightest indication of any skepticism, and anything that might have been analytical or supportive of the fact that the sighting involves unknown objects is redacted.

The media and the scientific community follow NASA and the USAF's false claims that they don't see anything of significance in the UFO phenomenon because, even though by now both must know that those claims are lies, they have invested too much ego to admit that they were duped. So matters continue as they are, with no serious scientific study and media coverage that is, quite frankly, stupid.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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A number of groups monitor footage from the ISS. One of these is Secure Team, and this time they have captured something quite unusual. We really do not have an explanation for this footage. Unfortunately, because it is impossible to tell how far away the object is, or even whether or not it is a reflection, it must be classified simply as unknown. Your Out There editor's instinct is that it is a physical object of some kind, possibly even a craft of unknown origin. In any case, a very interesting capture.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

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This object displays enough in the way of unusual movements to suggest that it might be a UFO.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Australian Transportation Safety Board reports a near miss between a passenger jet and a silver, cylindrical object in restricted military airspace on March 19. The pilot observed the object to be "cylindrical in shape and gray in color," a typically reported UFO configuration, but not one associated with any known military or civilian drone.

From the report:

"On 19 March 2014, at about 0913 Western Standard Time (WST), a De Havilland DHC-8, registered VH-XFX, was on approach to Perth Airport from Kambalda, Western Australia. When about 23 km north-northeast of Perth, at about 3,800 ft above mean sea level (AMSL), the crew sighted a bright strobe light directly in front of the aircraft."

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Steven Greer has released a group of documents that he alleges confirm the existence and purpose of "Project Aquarius," a 1950s era top secret UFO study group within the government. Are they authentic documents? No way to tell at this time. We'll keep following the story. To read Greer's post, click on the source link.
The use of drones to hoax UFOs is reminiscent of the 2008--2010 use of sky lanterns. The sky lantern hoaxes died away, and so will the drone hoaxes, in time. Probably the least interesting you can do with a drone is to use it for a hoax like this, but it's the first thing that occurs to people like Energy Online.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

This snapshot was submitted by an Unknowncountry reader from Malaysia. According to our experts, it was an authentic UFO. Looks like they missed on this one.

Two other images were sent. One was a video that our experts felt was a hoax. The other was another photograph that could have been real. So we emailed all three parties asking for further details about their cameras. We were especially concerned about the video because it was lower resolution than any cellphone camera we are familiar with, and lower resolution than any video camera that has been available for many years. But we thought that other cellphones might be in use in Asia, or it could have been an old one like that of the witness who took the still we were sent.

None of the three witnesses has replied, and it has now been a week. We conclude on the basis of our analysis that the video is a hoax, and, based on the silence of the witnesses, the two photos could also be hoaxes. However, it must be recalled that our experts didn't see any obvious evidence of hoaxing in the stills.

Further inquiries within Malaysia have revealed that there is a degree of public suspicion that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was due to a UFO event. While no evidence of such a connection exists, it could be that Malaysian authorities have prevented these witnesses from emailing anything further about this matter. If such a connection does exist and is known to US authorities, US intelligence would have intercepted the emails.

The Object Report also received the photographs and the video and experienced the same lack of response that Unknowncountry did. For their report, click here.

Here is the Witness Report:

Around 12:30 PM Malaysia time I was around the Petronas Twin Towers area with my family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

My young son pointed to the sky and said he saw a hot air balloon. I looked up and saw an object in the sky about the size of a large hot air balloon slowly spinning above and to the side of the Petronas Twin Towers. I thought it was a hot air balloon too as it was totally silent. I took a photo and suddenly about 30 seconds later the object shot upwards at an incredible speed and disappeared into the clouds. There was no sound except for an air burst. I have never seen anything like that before. I did a Google search for UFO sites and your website was listed. 

I see that there is a lot of info on your site about UFO’s so maybe you can shed some light on this photo that I am attaching. Sorry for the quality of the picture as my camera phone is an old model.

There were other people in the area and i hope they will also make their pictures public.

Expert Opinion:

Pretty weird.

The sun is behind the clouds, coming in from about the 10 or 11 o'clock position, so while the object is in shadow it's still possible to make out that it's three-dimensional. I have no idea what it is.


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Your Out There editor just saw this one, and I'm intrigued. Contrary to a couple of the comments from other viewers, this isn't an insect or a bat. No animal moves like that. And I am fairly sure that it's not a CGI effect, although I can't be certain of that. I'd grade this as an interesting possible unknown.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The National UFO Center reports that professional photographer Jim Montanus of Montanus Photpgraphy photographed an unusual object while taking shots of an incoming storm over Braddock Bay in Greece, New York. He did not see the objects with the naked eye, but they were visible through the camera's preview window on his digital SLR.

It's not clear what the images show. Probably not lens effects, given Mr. Montanus's knowledge of cameras. If a meteor, it would appear to be moving very slowly as these are long-exposure shots. At this time, we're calling this a probable unknown.

“I was looking at these shapes on the back of my cameras and saying what IS it? I don’t believe in UFOs, but, you know, it’s just one of those things. It was just cool.”

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