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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, March 13, 2012

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NASA has provided an explanation of the solar prominence that has caused so much speculation about UFOs near the sun. As NASA claims, it may simply be an ordinary form of solar prominence that happened to briefly emerge into an unusually regular shape, or it may represent an aspect of the sun's behavior that we have not seen before. In this video taken from YouTube, it can be seen abruptly breaking up, except for one problem: the frames of tape in which the breakup actually takes place are missing. Even the timecode is missing. Why? Because the video was edited, apparently by the Youtuber who posted it, in order to make it appear that the curved part of the prominence "turned on its warp drive" and just disappeared. The truth? In NASA's version of the video, which is entirely UNEDITED, the prominence can be seen doing what they always do--collapsing in a normal manner.

Another example of internet hype being pushed by a cynical jerk. Want to know what really happened? Read Linda Moulton Howe's expertly authored report and watch both the doctored video AND the real video. Click here.

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An Austrian man has chanced on something metallic and apparently hollow that is buried deep under a field near his home. Of course, it could be an unexploded bomb or something else from World War II, but we are going to be keeping a close eye on this story for you.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Quite a few big meteors lighting up night skies recently. It's a substantial object if it lights up an entire country, as in the UK last week, or a big city like Melbourne, as has happened last night. The extensive UFO flap of 1952 was preceeded by green fireballs being seen throughout the US in 1950-1952.
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This object is unlikely to be a plane because of the uniform glow. It does not function like a balloon. It is not a bird. Also, it's clearly amateur video, so the movement behind the trees is unlikely to be a CGI effect. Therefore, unknown at this time.
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This video could show practically anything. It's just lights, apparently in the sky, until two jets show up at 6:25 into the video, at which point it gets interesting. The UFOs left the area and did not return. One cannot help but think that our military response to UFOs is the equivalent of primitive peoples shaking their spears at passing planes.
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An investigation of this flash has so far turned up only the fact that it appeared near a sewage treatment plant. No explosions or unusual events were recorded at the plant, however. As of March 12, 2012, the flash remains a mystery. We will revist if an explanation is ever found.
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This UFO was professionally photographed in Colombia and seen to land on the water. A fish kill was subsequently observed.
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This looks like a solar reflection on the boat's windshield, but the witness claims that it was an object hovering over the lake for 15 minutes. He said, "It was about four or five times brighter than what’s in the picture and there seemed to be a steam cloud around it.” He turned his head for a moment and it disappeared. The event took place near Crease Island in British Columbia.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A witness in Perthshire has reported seeing two very large lights maneuvering off the coast of Scotland, approximately 24 hours after a meteor streaked across the British Isles, causing hundreds of calls to police. The description of the lights makes them sound like approaching aircraft running their landing lights, but the story comments that there was no air traffic in the area.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

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This is a well chosen compilation of UFO events around the world in February 2012, but by no means complete. It was a very active month.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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This object could easily be a mass of balloons tied together and fitted with light-emitting diodes, but if so, the LEDs are exceptionally bright, and one has to wonder about the weight of the power source. Of course, without knowing the altitude, it's impossible to tell how large the cluster might be. The analysis linked on this story asserts that this cannot be a cluster of balloons, but to your ever-cynical Out There editor, they have made some good points, but not conclusively proved their case.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This object was photographed over Bardon Moor in the UK. Gold is a very unusual color for UFOs, but not for frisbees. And yet, the witness went to the trouble of contacting the local newspaper and giving them what seems to be a rational story about it. Possibly a real unknown.
Argentina has always been a UFO hotspot, and this object is another example. We will be watching for more reports from Argentina, as UFO activity takes place in waves.
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This video from Argentina recalls the sun videos taken by Tim Edwards in Colorado in the early 1990s. Obviously, the sunlight is reflecting off something in the sky, but it's a stretch to assume that it's an alien spacecraft.
There is little reason to disbelieve this photo. The sighting is under investigation by MUFON, and the cylinder has a classic appearance.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

We continue to get reports of strange sounds in daily, and they continue to be posted on YouTube. The flood of hoaxes has died away as well, at least for the time being. Children have short attention spans, one would suppose. The report linked her to Linda Moulton Howe's Earthfiles.com discusses the possibility that the sounds might be generated by solar activity, but this does not appear to solar scientists to be a plausible explanation.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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When your Out There editor took a look at this video, I assumed 'hoax.' But then I noticed that none of the usual easily identified signs of an amateur CGI job were present, so I was intrigued enough to send it to one of our video experts, who was intrigued. My conclusion: I still think it's probably CGI, but it is very well done. Our special effects expert is not so sure. This is his reaction:

"It has old style stars and bars on the hull. We do still use them but
usually they are grey. Why our Air force would be so dumb to plant those
on the hull is beyond me. Still the composite work is amazing. Very well done
if it is composite work. Additionally the lighting match is perfect as is the density
of the atmosphere. Not to mention its location when seen again after the car
goes through the underpass. And the tracking is spot on.

"The distortion, despite what others may think, is the compression of the image
for You Tube. I'd like to see the original uncompressed but I'm sure
it would hold up. The camera was having issues with motion blur and frame
rate. Whenever it moves quickly you get a stepped effect from frame rate and
blur. It's how a less expensive camera deals with things.

"The main problem I have with all this is obvious. We don't test top secret
aircraft in day light or near populated areas unless there's an accident.
This thing is huge, too, and would be hard to hide once it landed.

"However, if this is real, we may be looking at a
deliberate attempt to start leaking, which is the way classified
aircraft are sometimes introduced to the public."

"Still, it just looks too good to be true. But that doesn't mean it's not.
Personally it gave me the creeps. Maybe it's a stunt for an upcoming
movie."

--Steve Neill. Steve is a special effects and video expert. His website is SNeillFX.com. You can
find more of his work in progress on his blog, SteveNeill.Wordpress.com


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This photo is likely authentic. It may reveal a falling meteor, but if so the trail is exceptionally regular.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We are reaching a point where nothing but nothing on the intnet is to be trusted. At the same time, many extraordinary and very real things--videos, witness accounts, etc., are being posted there. It's almost as if the hoaxers are there to muddy the waters. Wonder who these creeps REALLY are??
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These objects function like birds or perhaps insects close to the camera, but they would have been easily identifiable as such by the videographer, and he appears to be sincere in his description of what he saw, so we are listing this as a possible video of an unknown airborne life form or unusual cloud phenomenon.
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The online novel about 'strange boxes' on the Oregon coast that no professionals responsible for the beach could find now has a new chapter: alien life forms are being found in the water! Oh, yeah, they must have come out of the nonexistent boxes. (A note to the author: Forget the internet and write a movie. You've got a great premise going!)

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Our video experts continue to believe that this is a hoax. The reason is that this enormous object, which allegedly appeared over Toronto a few days ago, generated not a single news report in that city. Once again, the claim is being made that it has appeared over Holland, and yet again, only a brief video clip, not a single news story. In fact, if something that large appeared over a populated area, it would cause a sensation. Until we see news stories, we're still with our video experts.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

We're not taking bets on finding Mel's Hole around here, except, if it is found, odds are the Loch Ness Monster will emerge from it. One of tha all-time great Art Bell broadcasts remembered...
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This video of a bear carrying a large salmon is being promoted as proof that mammoths still roam Siberia. Your Out There editor's comment: I wish I'd caught that fabulous salmon!
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Simple CGI effect cut off when the animator got tired of rendering. Who would stop taping the most spectacular UFO in history just when it was reaching the buildings of a great city? With this, we institute a new part of Out There: Hoax Watch. Instead of ignoring hoaxes, we'll be pointing them out. 
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This could be a balloon at high altitude, but it could also be an unknown. The skin of balloons is usually very well defined and gleaming in bright sunlight. This object does not appear to be out of focus, so what is the haze around it? Out There is on the fence about this one.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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We are seeing quite a few UFO sighting reports from the south of England. This one could be a blimp, but if so it is using nonstandard and illegal running lights.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fortunately for them, the Chinese consider the dragon a omen of good fortune. Let's hope so, because if this thing ever lands, they could be in for a significant disappointment. Of course, it would be easy to do this in Photoshop--and let's hope that's exactly what it is!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Never let it be said that the UFO phenomenon isn't worldwide. This could be a description of a contrail of a very high flying jet, but it seems to have been moving extremely slowly.
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Strange sounds have been recorded worldwide, accompanied by an equally strange flood of hoaxes and hostile comments from apparent dummy YouTube accounts. Exactly what is going on is not clear, but the bottom line, as revealed by Linda Moulton Howe and Whitley Strieber in this week's Dreamland, is that some of them are genuine unknowns. Without a recording of the one that was heard yesterday on Primrose Hill in London, it isn't possible to analyze it, but it seems unlikely that an outright hoax would be reported like this, without an accompanying audio track.
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