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.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

This strange contrail was originally described as a missile test out of White Sands. Now it's not clear what it was. Certainly not a jet.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

See video
There is quite a UFO flap going on in Myrtle Beach, and this appears to be an excellent example of video from the area. It appears to be authentic, despite the fact that it has been posted on Third Phase of the Moon.
3 comments
There is no reason to disbelieve this witness, and there was a time when the British Ministry of Defense would have investigated this sighting. No more--so they say. But note the comment about the helicopter. We are told almost nothing of the truth these days.

Monday, September 10, 2012

See video
These columns of light, if not some sort of hoax video, are really very difficult to explain except as plasmas mediated by some sort of unknown and powerful magnetic phenomenon emerging out of the planet. What they may mean is anybody's guess, but the notion has been put forward that similar things happened before the Tunguska event of 1908.
4 comments
See video
In 2008, Paul Hellyer summed up what he had bee saying for years: that the US is working with aliens. It's not news. The big media won't touch it, at least, not in any rational way. But it is true.
2 comments

Sunday, September 9, 2012

See video
There is quite a flap going on in Myrtle Beach, SC. From the description of the movements, there is little question that these are unknown objects. There are many videos of them. For a sample of one, click here.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

See video
This object probably is not a bird or an insect near the camera lens because it is moving in a very straight line and is not surrounded by the faint blur of wings generally seen in bird videos. It appears to be a genuine unknown, and a reminder that they are really all around us.
1 comment

Saturday, September 1, 2012

See video
This could easily be a digitally produced hoax, and the lack of any other videos or news stories about what would seem to have been a very prominent event would suggest that this is the case. Also, the video is abruptly cut off before the object does anything. Was this because the animator got tired of extending the image? It would seem that a person videotaping the real thing would have continued until it moved away, and not simply abandoned this incredible sighting right in the middle of the action. Making animations, on the other hand, is tedious, which is why most of the hoaxes we see end abruptly, usually in the middle of the action.

If the object is real, then it is an unknown, and one has to wonder what would happen if such objects appeared over not one city, but ten, a hundred, a thousand?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Now that farmers can hire circlmakers to decorate their fields for fun and PROFIT, more and more manmade formations are appearing. Some of them are even quite striking--from a distance. Up close, though, you find broken stems, no interweaving and generally rough edges. This formation, however, is among the most magnificent ever created. No human circlemakers are even close to the skill level required to create this superb work. 


8 comments
See video
This red streak shot by one of the the International Space Station's fixed cameras appears to be a meteor entering the earth's upper atmosphere, but if so, then it is fully alight at a very high altitude. It's an unusual image, possibly unknown in origin.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

See video
There have been so many of these objects recently, I thought that I would post this digest of a number of the sightings.

Friday, August 24, 2012

See video
A UFO has been videotaped by witnesses from inside a crop formation at Avebury. This is one of the rare occasions when a UFO has actually been recorded near a crop formation. The famous 'Oliver's Castle Video' of a UFO making a crop formation is widely discounted as a hoax. This could have been a high flying weather balloon or an iridium flare from a satellite, but it also could be a genuine unknown. It is not a hoaxed video. Your Out There editor has seen iridium flares, and they glitter, so that is probably the least likely explanation. In my book, a high-flying balloon is the most likely explanation, but it would have to have been quite large.
1 comment

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

See video
This object moves very quickly from left to right in the lower part of the frame. Its motion is too quick to be a balloon and too straight to be an insect or a bird. Probable unknown. (Note: One of the YouTube trolls comments that his "software" has determined a distance for the object, and that it is an insect. Without knowing its size or having any triangulation points, no such determination is possible, and no software exists that can do it without those inputs.)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

See video
The ECETI Ranch in Trout Lake, Washington has been a hotbed of UFO sightings for years. Locals have tried hard to shut it down, but it's still going strong.

7 comments

Friday, August 17, 2012

See video
This video has been made from a series of stills taken by Curiosity every few seconds. The stills were taken approximately every second or so, judging from the fact that the shadows and the sun do not move. If you look at this in full screen mode, you will see one object rise from the surface on the horizon, and another one cross the entire horizon from left to right. It isn't clear what these objects are. Contrary to some of the commentary (it is exceptionally stupid, even for YouTube), the objects are not part of the Curiosity mission's hardware. In addition, this low resolution camera would not be able to pick up an orbiting satellite from the ground. The object that crosses the horizon must be in the atmosphere, moving rather slowly in relation to the camera, and either very large or close enough for the camera to record it.

This is an interesting and unusual video. It is not presently explained.
2 comments

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

See video
Interesting video shot on low-light camera.
2 comments

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

See video
This video has caused quite a sensation, but apparently it's an actor called Frank Vidal. To see Mr. Vidal in another video, doing a monologue from a play, click here. The real question is who would decide to post such a video, and why now? The Earth's magnetosphere is well along in a process of change that will lead to another pole shift, but, contrary to the claim in the "Dr. Sal" video, there is no evidence that it will happen in August of 2016, nor is there any reason to believe that the Van Allen belts would come to Earth as the video claims. What will happen, though, is that during the period of magnetic chaos while the poles are shifting, the surface of the Earth will be exposed to gamma rays and other energies from the sun that the magnetosphere normally keeps away from the surface. There will be significant danger to crops, large animals that do not shelter, and people who cannot find adequate shelter. It will be a  difficult time on Planet Earth, but there is no evidence that it will happen in two years.

Monday, August 13, 2012

See video
The video is hardly conclusive, but the humming sound is very eerie and the dog's barking is typical of canine reaction to UFOs. Given the nearby thunderstorm and the lack of proper lighting, it is improbable that this is a blimp. An apparent genuine unknown, and an excellent audio catch.
2 comments
See video
There are numerous UFO reports coming in from South Texas and Southern California at present. This video of pulsating lights over Beverly Hills is an example. The lights are not normal aircraft and do not appear to be floating like balloons. This could well be a video of unknown objects.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This is a very good article that points out what I see every day: the vast majority of UFO videos that appear online are either crude hoaxes or impossible to pin down. I often wonder about the hoaxers. What are they trying to accomplish, I wonder? Drunks, maybe, trying to have a little fun between beers?
1 comment

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out There Editor steps up on sopabox.

This story from Queensland in Australia is typical of about half a dozen we get in each day. It's not spectacular. There is no reason to disbelieve it. And the world continues to ignore the truth: something in haunting our skies. But why are we so passive about it? As Whitley Strieber points out in Solving the Communion Enigma, science has all the tools necessary to solve the UFO and close encounter questions. But few scientists dare to get near the subject, and there is no grant funding whatsoever. None. Given the thousands of UFO sightings every year and the millions of close encounter experiences, this is so completely irrational that it seems like some level of control is being exerted to prevent us from looking at the subject rationally.


Out There editor gets off soapbox.
1 comment

Sunday, August 5, 2012

See video
This one is difficult to evaluate. There are kites with LED lights that could appear like this. But it emits lighted objects toward the end of the video, so this could well be a genuine unknown.
See video
The helicopter is hovering. The object near it is not flying aerodynamically. An interesting video, for sure.
See video
For the first three quarters of this video, this appears to be a blimp maneuvering in the sky behind the Statue of Liberty. Nothing unusual there. But then the thing speeds up, going much faster than a blimp, and emits a stream of smoke. This is very similar to a 1952 sighting described by Dr. Paul A. Hill in his book Unconventional Flying Objects. The only caveat here is that this poster has a number of UFO posts--but they're certainly not CGI effects. Rather, they're more-or-less wishful thinking, not actual UFOs. This, however, is a very different kettle of fish. This may well be a craft of unknown origin.
2 comments

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

See video
This is an excellent capture from video being streamed by NASA from the International Space Station. The Gather.com article says that it couldn't possibly be a satellite, but, in fact, it could be. It could also be a manmade device of some kind, perhaps classified. It could also be an alien spacecraft, of course. There is no question about it being a hoax. It is genuine video.
1 comment

Monday, July 30, 2012

These stills record a type of UFO that has been seen and photographed for at least forty years. The witnesses' description of his dog's reaction is also typical of the phenomenon.
See video
A seeming UFO was captured by numerous sources moving slowly over the Olympic venue during the opening night fireworks display. Close analysis of the video shows that the object was functioning like a lighter than air craft, not like something that doesn't need lift. Therefore your Out There editor comes down in favor of the idea that it was a blimp. No markings on it, though, I'll give you that. 
3 comments

Sunday, July 29, 2012

See video
These are not candle lanterns because of the absolute precision of the triangle. There have been a number of genuinely anomalous crop formations in that country this month, also.
3 comments

Saturday, July 28, 2012

See video
Similar shapes have been noticed before, but they appeared to be contrails of some sort. This object is very clearly physical and suggests that this form of UFO might become more common, if past experience is any example. Of course the YouTube Hoaxer community will probably start making them as well.
1 comment
Subscribe to Unknowncountry sign up now