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 Unknowncountry.com staff before posting and video evaluations are based on experienced observation, not video analysis.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This light appear to be emerging out of the Martian surface. One blogger, Scott Waring, says "This could indicate there there is intelligent life below the ground and uses light as we do." A stretch, but not impossible. Another blogger, Phil Plait of BadAstronomy.com says, "a subatomic particle smacked into the camera, leaving behind its trail of energy." As the image appears on more than one frame of film, this is impossible. A more likely explanation is that the light is a piezoelectric effect much like ghost lights on Earth, such as the Marfa Lights.

UPDATE: Out There was reliably informed that there exists more than one image of this light, but it turns out that only one image has been released. We continue to believe that more than one image exists.
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This interesting weathercam capture raises the question of whether or not there might be unknown life-forms in our skies. If such creatures exist, then the persistent undercurrent of 'jellyfish' or other seemingly living creatures in the sky would be explained. But then the question would remain: are they an Earthly evolution, or have they come from elsewhere?

In this enormous, deeply strange and wonderful universe, the answer is clear: unknown.

Friday, April 4, 2014

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This very strange footage is difficult to explain. The idea expressed by the witness that it might be a government drone is probably not correct.
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A skydiver in Norway taped a rock dropping past him out of the sky. This was almost certainly a meteor that had already burned out and was in dark flight. Your out there editor has been unable to find another video of a meteor in dark flight, so this is probably a world's first. Quite impressive, and a reminder that meteor and asteroid activity is increasing worldwide.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Jim Martin of Newport Beach, CA, captures lots of video of unknowns, mostly from his apartment balcony. Here is what he says about his latest work:
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"Filmed on March 18 thru March 26, 2014 from my deck in Newport Beach CA.  The video covers 20+ UFO  captures filmed during the day and night.  We highlighted select clips with digital filters to enhance the images.  The video features various kinds of Orbs, Rods, Cigar ufos, a Morphing UFO, an Orb with Forcefield, and a large Swarm of Cigar UFOs filmed over Newport Beach.
 
"The footage was captured with a Canon 7D camera and Canon Telephoto Lens EF 100-400mm, with 2 extender, and a Sony HX3-NX3 camcorder, with Gen 3 LRS Scout for Night Vision."

There are many insects and birds in his videos, but the objects he concentrates on are unknowns, usually high-flying and fast. These are seen all over the world nowadays, and there are a number of videographers capturing imagery, especially in the US and Australia.What they are is anybody's guess. Some of the more exotic forms, in particular, look like living creatures of some unknown kind. The high-flying orbs would appear to be classic UFOs. They could also be ultra-fast classified military aircraft flying at the edge of space.

Monday, March 31, 2014

An Ohio family reports yet another low-flying triangle (see source link below). So I have to wonder: could the advanced surveillance craft called the TR, which is featured in Whitley Strieber's novel the Grays, actually be real? Admittedly, triangle UFO stories go back too far for them all to be called secret aircraft, but these silent, low-hovering craft, which seem to be showing up more and more often, have me wondering if perhaps Whitley knows more than he is saying. So I emailed him. 

Here is his response: "As far as I know, I made up the idea of the TR surveillance platform. But it's far from an impractical idea. It could work, actually. Every functionality and piece of hardware available in the craft I invented in the Grays is available. Put them all together and you get the TR. If it is in testing, it would be logical to start field testing here in the US rather than abroad. This way, UFO reports like this one could be read and procedures and systems evaluated based on exactly which witnesses notice them and why. So, yes, I think it's possible that these could be manmade surveillance systems in testing. As far as having inside information, though, I have none."

However, as we all know, his books do have an uncanny way of turning out to be true...
 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Back in the 1970s, before the advent of the 'black budget,' the US Air Force budget included enormous expenditures for a mysterious aircraft known among air aficionados as Aurora, but being developed under the code name Bright Buzzard. For years, the USAF has denied the existence of this plane, but this photograph, taken by a plane spotter in Amarillo, Texas, may be the first actual evidence of its existence. For more, click on the source link.

At the same time that this triangle was observed over Amarillo, another, far more mysterious one flew low over witnesses in Virginia. For that story, click here.

Friday, March 28, 2014

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A resident of Australia's Gold Coast taped a UFO for an extended period of time. Eventually, it was checked out by a police helicopter, but every time the chopper approached, it turned out its lights. The police concluded that it was a radio controlled device, but local residents dispute this.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This remarkable, morphing, multicolored object approached to within a few feet of witnesses in Florida. Shortly thereafter, many planes appeared in the area. For more, go to Examiner.com.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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This story is a powerful reminder of just how strange things can get in the skies of Planet Earth.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Another ghost rocket has been observed by a witness, this time over Florida. Last year, one was photographed in England, and in 2010, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police completed an extensive investigation of one that appeared over Newfoundland. There will, of course, be no such investigation of an unknown object over the United States, but the witness description given to MUFON and published on the Examiner is compelling.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A meteor? A crashing secret aircraft? An unknown object in some sort of trouble? One thing that's clear: this is no ordinary jet contrail. Jets emit exhaust evenly. It may be blown by the wind, but it doesn't thicken, then grow thinner like this. Most likely explanation: a meteor.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

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This triangle UFO was captured as it raced across the deep sky. The videographer comments that it couldn't be birds because when using infrared equipment, as he is doing, flocks of birds flying at night can be mistaken for UFOs. But flocks of birds don't fly in rigid formations like this. It's difficult to be certain, of course, but the formation also appears to be very high.

Here's a good story just posted on the Huffington Post by Dreamland guest and Post Weird News editor Lee Spiegel: Triangle UFOs
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Robert Bingham has been summoning UFOs for years, and on February 14, he did this again in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. The event was witnessed, taped and photographed by many people. The objects do not appear to be balloons. We are classifying them as unknowns.
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Monday, March 3, 2014

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This authentic video was shot at 8:44 PM on Feb 28 over Vancouver by Charles Lamoureux. In his detailed account posted on his YouTube channel, he states, "this bright UFO was not a satellite or anything else as per Heavens Above and other satellite applications, not an iridium flare, etc. Sighting occurred at 844 PM over Vancouver north descending behind the local mountain range in the Cypress park region. I must have seen over a dozen in a hour descend exact same area, some flashing, faster, but this one was so bright for sure there were more witnesses." 

The objects are not identifiable. Therefore this sighting is a confirmed unknown.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A helicopter and a USAF jet have been spotted chasing UFOs in Orange County, California. Want to know why we don't have contact? Simple. We shake our spears at them. As long as we continue to act like primitive tribesmen, they will continue to treat us as such.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

People are pouring in to see the latest 'bigfoot' allegedly shot by Rick Dyer, who says he'll release the scientific evidence "when I'm ready." But not today. Or soon. Or, more probably, ever. Dyer was implicated in a bigfoot hoax in 2008, but claims that this time, his aim was true.

Whitley Strieber comments: "You want an audience? Simple. Lie. You'll sell out the house every time. Tell the truth, though, and you'll have four people in the room. Thing is, those four people will be really worth knowing."

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Friday, February 21, 2014

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Heck, this would've been fun, now it's just kinda dull. I want a wolf in my hotel! Now!
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

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US Luger Kate Hansen taped a wolf wandering the hall of her hotel in Sochi. It could be a pet, but it is definitely a wolf, not a dog. There will be spin, however, and the wolf is likely to be recast as a nice old dog. No matter, it sure looks like a nice old wolf. Hopefully nice, anyway. (Are lugers edible, your Out There editor wonders.)
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mysteries at the Museum, always an enjoyable program, recently aired an episode about the Montana Mystery Beast. The huge, wolf-like animal was shot in 1883 after attacking cattle. It was so unusual that it was preserved by a taxidermist, and is now on display at the Madison Valley Historical Museum. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman has suggested that it's a Shunka Warakin, a rare relative of the wolf immortalized in local Native American folklore.

Such a creature is mentioned in Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp. The story is that, just before the scientists who were going to study the famed Skinwalker Ranch for the Institute for Discovery Sciences arrived, a huge wolf came up out of a marsh and attacked some goats. The rancher shot at it, and right into it, with little effect. Finally, the animal went back into the marshy area.

The scientists tracked it and found that it's footprints went to the center of the marsh and simply disappeared. They took casts, and found that it must have weighed 300 pounds.

The Dire Wolf, which died out in the Pleistocene, weighed around 300 pounds. Could it still be around, or could animals, at times, pass between dimensions. If so, the one on display at the Madison Valley Museum didn't escape in time!
There is clearly a bright UFO in this photo from Curiosity. Does this mean that Curiosity has taken a UFO photo on Mars? The object appears in the photo on the NASA website. Here is a comment from one of our experts:

"If you copy the photo to your computer and then select and view it and zoom in on the bright white spot you can see that someone just pasted the shape over the rocks. It is a practical joke."

Somebody at NASA is having a little fun, it appears, but you never know. We have also asked NASA for a comment on the image and are awaiting an answer. For a larger image, go here.
 
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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The object being commented on here by Dr. Michael Salla on Coast to Coast AM could be a discharge from the space station itself, or it could be something docked on it, either a secret craft of ours or something from another world. If it is a ship of some kind, its aerodynamic shape would suggest that it is intended to enter the atmosphere.
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Saturday, February 8, 2014

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When this videographer switched to night vision mode three minutes into this video, the object behind the lights became visible. This is almost certainly a genuine unknown, and a very interesting one. He reports that this is a return visit for the object. UFO returns have become more and more common since the days of the Camarillo UFO.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

This image was made by the Curiosity Rover. To see more, click here. The object does not appear to be a video dropout. It is something in the Martian sky. There are probably many ways to dismiss it, but the fact remains that if this was a photo taken of something in Earth's atmosphere, it would be assumed to be a plane with a short contrail. Conceivably, it's a meteor, but it could also be an unknown.
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Monday, February 3, 2014

John Greenewald has posted this photo on his website, the Black Vault, and is asking for any information anyone may have about it. But one of our photo analysts has weighed in with the following comment:

OK. This is a hoax. :-)

My bet is that someone read about the Latoya Ammons case (See below) and decided to have some fun by ginning up an alleged surveillance shot.

It's really easy to fake stuff when the final image is way out of focus and distorted, which can hide a multitude of sins.  In this case, the "demon" is opaque yet casts no shadow, which makes no sense. (Notice that the table next to the bed casts a definite shadow on the floor.)

Pls keep in mind that shadows are always the hardest thing to fake in a photoshop job, and sometimes the perp just forgets them outright, which seems to be the case here. Big, smokin' gun.

Granted, demons might be privileged to break the laws of physics at their whim, and to have anatomies that make no sense at all, as this one does. But unless the actual surveillance video surfaces and passes muster, I don't think we should give this a whole lot of attention.

BTW, what looks like an arm reaching out from the demon's knee is actually the bed railing on its far side. And I can see no clear indication of a dying man in the bed. If someone's in the bed, his or her face has been covered or blacked out.

To learn about the Ammons case, click here.
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After noticing 'strange noises' on a cellphone, a Georgia resident observed a line of lights hanging over nearby trees. The phenomenon is a probable unknown. Interference with radios is not unusual when objects are very close, but due to the circumstances (night, nothing visible except the lights) the proximity of the object cannot be estimated.
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The video you see here is typical of videos coming in from all over the southern United States. The snowfall that took place there appears to be heavily laden with chemicals, to the point that it is not acting like normal snow. On the other hand, maybe it's more normal than it seems. Read this and make your own decision. If you've witnessed this phenomenon personally, please write whitley@strieber.com and tell us of your experience.
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

This report from Edmonds, WA, is typical of quite a number we are seeing lately. Beyond all the hoaxes and mistakes, it's important to remember that there is a very real phenomenon out there.

Friday, January 31, 2014

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This video was posted by a 'cottage industry' UFO video poster who makes money off of advertising. But it's also possible that it's a hoax designed to attract clicks. Still, it's an interesting image. Possible unknown...unless a streetlight.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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We've had this looked at both by a video expert and an expert on primates. It is not a special effect, and it may be a primate. Unfortunately, the footage is not clear enough to be certain, but it is compelling.
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