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The Out There section collects stories about strange events from all over the internet.
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A--Probably true, B--Likely true, C--Likely false, D--Probably false.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Another among the thousands of UFO observations by credible witnesses. It's hard to understand why we ignore the UFO phenomenon. There is no question that it's real. The US government bears a heavy weight of responsibility for the fact that mankind is not gaining the knowledge that would come from proper scientific study of the phenomenon. Were it not for the resistance of the US Air Force, such study would have begun at least fifty years ago. It's just a damn shame--and they should be damned ashamed, too, and the media, and the scientific community, and the idiot skeptics.

Here's an excerpt from the pilot's statement, thanks to MUFON and the Huffington Post:

"As we were coming out the front doors with thousands of fans, I noticed a group of people pointing and staring in the southern sky. I looked up to see what they were watching and saw the following: An extremely bright, pulsating, round white light appeared to be slowly moving north toward the arena. I immediately assumed in was an aircraft on base leg getting ready to make a right turn to land at KFLL. The landing light, or what I thought was a landing light, was extremely bright. Thinking back it really was too bright to be an aircraft but I figured it could be."

Here's more:

"I approximate the object/orb/light to have been about 1500-2000 feet between the final approach fix NOVAE and PIONN. These GPS fixes are noted on the ILS 10L Approach Plate for KFLL. That would place it approximately 8-10 miles due west of KFLL on the 270 deg radial."

This is from an airline pilot with 34 years of experience and knowledge of the local airport. In this insane world of ours, though, he must remain anonymous. Again, shameful. At least he risked sending a report to MUFON.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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This is typical of 'slow fall' UFOs. It appears to be a meteor, but it's moving far too slowly. It could be a jet with its contrail foreshortened by the angle at which it is being observed. It could also be something unknown.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

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This video is a hoax. How do we know? Well, there are a number of answers to that question, and if you send one of the correct ones to whitley@strieber.com, you'll get a chance to win a free copy of the new Alien Hunter audiobook. So, Out There fans, many of you are pretty darn sharp, let's see some action here!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Military pilots reported a low-flying triangular UFO flying just 500 feet overhead. It was evening, but there was enough light in the sky for them to observe it in detail. It had no vertical stabilizer and had a row of pulsating white lights along its trailing edge. Flying with it was a smaller craft.

One witness said that he could see seams in the dull black material the object was made of, but no regulation anti-collision lights.

The description is similar to hundreds of others about dark colored, low flying slow triangles, and another example of how these objects just don't go away, and neither are they explained.
An Australian pilot photographed this object from the ground. It is too brightly and evenly lit to be a radio controlled device such as a homebuilt drone. The sighting took place last night in Caloundra along Australia's Sunshine Coast. The pilot told the Sunshine Coast Daily, "I have heard of and seen many, many things over the course of my career...but nothing like this."

We agree. This strangely lit object looks somewhat like a plane, but the intensity of the lighting qualifies it as presently unknown. The pilot wishes to remain anonymous. For more, visit the Sunshine Coast Daily.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This image from Loch Ness was caught on a satellite camera. Some Loch Ness researchers appear to be convinced that it's Nessie. There's a speculation that it might be a boat, but that seems pretty unlikely, given the fact that it's under the surface and isn't emitting a power wake, but rather has two large appendages in the same position as the wake on the boat pictured here.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

If the witness description of this object is accurate, then it must be a genuine unknown. The witness offers a careful description of the movements of the object that would be impossible for a balloon, and adds a detail familiar from many sightings and close encounters: extreme agitation from nearby animals. Our photo experts feel that this is a genuine mystery.

The object caused sheep in the area to start making what to the ear of the witness were unusual, high-pitched sounds of terror. The sighting took place in Wales, where sheep mutilations have been a worrisome constant for well over a hundred years.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

This photo of the unknown aircraft that flew over Kansas City at high altitude last week makes it clear that this isn't a known plane. It's not a stealth bomber because it doesn't have the characteristic jagged trailing edge. While it's unusual for classified aircraft to fly over populated areas in broad daylight, it's not completely unheard of, especially if they're about to be made public.

If this is the legendary and often denied Aurora space plane, it's unveiling is going to be a pretty spectacular event.

More photos from another witness are added in this report.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Ring clouds have been photographed fairly frequently for years, but there is no entirely convincing explanation for them. This formation that appeared over Leamington Spa in the UK yesterday is particularly well formed. It hovered for some time before dissipating. There were no storms or unusual weather in the area at the time.

An Unknowncountry reader reminded us that a ring cloud was observed and photographed during a the Rex Heflin UFO sighting in 1965. The cloud, pictured here, emerged as the UFO disappeared.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Residents of Highgate, a posh London suburb, are now reporting unexplained booms. These continue to be heard in many areas, especially in the United States, but it is a worldwide phenomenon. Unfortunately, there is rarely any resolution to these stories.
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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!
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