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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.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Local fire officials explained this object as a weather balloon released earlier in the day in Maine. However, the extreme brightness of the object raises the possibility of an internal light source.
Many slow, bright hovering UFOs in recent days.
The photo in the linked story was tweeted by former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, and shows a very bright object hovering over a tree. As it is casting light on the tree, it is not likely to be an image of the full moon, and is therefore either a computer graphic or a photo of an actual unknown object.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Of course it's always possible that this is a genuine unknown, but the fact that it is slow moving and has a slightly bowed shape does suggest that, unlike the Peru video just posted, it is probably a cylindrical balloon.
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This appears to be an unknown object. It is not a cylindrical balloon of the kind that are presently fooling so many people.
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These are very similar to objects recorded over San Diego with infrared video equipment. They are not flying in formation like planes and appear to be much faster than birds. Some night vision videos have defnitely been birds, but this does not seem to be the case here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

On first examination, this alien footage appears spectacular, but then the questions start. Some of the children in the foreground turn around and look uneasy. So either they are seeing something or they've been told to turn around and don't know why. The 'alien' apparently makes a stilted movement. Even if the videographer did not see the figure, he must have seen the light plainly visible in the forest behind it. But the video doesn't continue. He makes no effort to walk toward this fantastic apparition or even to zoom in on it. Instead, the video ends abruptly. Is this because the subsequent reactions of the children made it obvious that there was nothing in the woods, and thus that this is a simple CGI effect grafted onto a bit of found video that has no alien in the original at all, or perhaps that it is a model? This video is highly suspect.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No surprise here. Of course they've been lying about UFOs for years. If they weren't interested, why did they send planes up during the Stephensville, Texas incident--planes that were tracked on radar chasing a UFO, just as the people on the ground who saw it happen reported.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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This video is from a surveillance camera in a tunnel in Europe (one which it might be a good idea to stay out of). At :57 seconds in, a very famous clip appears. A truck hits the wall and suddenly becomes two trucks. It could be a visual trick (there was a second truck in front of the first, but hidden to the camera) but one thing it is not is a CGI effect. Not only that, in the earlier frames, there is not the slightest sign of a second truck. So where did it come from?
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Of course this could be a CGI effect, but there is no way to tell and no evidence of hoax beyond the ease with which it could have been created. The third light that appears is a lens effect from the streetlights.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Some fairly good UFO photos are followed by an interview with the photographer who claims that he took them in 1988 after being taken aboard the UFO and then released. He claims that he was told that an asteroid would strike soon near Puerto Rico. But that was 23 years ago and it still hasn't happened. In fact, it's typical of the dire warnings close encounter witnesses often report, which don't come true. More than one UFO cult has seen its end of world prediction come and go without incident. Still, an interesting account.

Friday, October 14, 2011

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If this is real, it is a truly spectacular series of UFO photographs. The photographer, Antonio Urzi, has photographed and videotaped UFOs over Milan many times. He claims that he is mentally called to do this. These photographs appear to be genuine, but without access to the original digital images, they are impossible to analyze.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More reports of unknowns in Kansas, but so far none of the video has been particularly convincing. The public comments on this story claim that they're all people flying ultralights at night and Chinese lanterns. Hopefully, with so many sightings, there will be some definitive video soon.
Ghost Theory did an excellent job on this one. Birds and lenticular clouds are commonly mistaken for unknown flying objects.

Monday, October 10, 2011

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These are not lanterns. They appear to be classic UFOs, unless this is a CGI hoax. Unfortunately, there is no way to be certain, but the higher probability is that the video is authentic.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Is this a balloon, a CGI effect, or something truly mysterious? Our experts have weighed in on this, and this comment sums up the opinion of those who have sent us replies:

"They all have in common the fact that:
"1) no cross-confirming videos ever appeared, despite the humongously spectacular appearance of these alleged objects.
"2) they could all have been easily produced via CGI.
"3) none of them had audio tracks that convincingly (or at all) included expressions of amazement.
"This one is no exception to the above patterns, but it has two additional telltale features:
"- The UFO is sharper (less blurry) than the powerplant that's allegedly at the same distance from the camera.
"- When the smaller pyramid passes into the shadow of the larger one, the shadow appears for a much shorter time than it should, given the width of the larger pyramid. The strange thing about this is that CGI software should not have made this kind of light-modeling error. I infer, therefore, that the two objects were created separately, then composited, then tracked to the random motions of the handheld camera."

So the question is, who would be bothering to create these, and why? The answer lies in advertising. People click on them. Advertisers pay. It mounts up.

The UFO phenomenon is a very real mystery, and using it in this way is immoral--but these days, who cares, right? Morality-schmorality! (Well, your Out There editor cares. A lot. We will keep looking for those real videos that are out there, and making what noise we can about the fakes.)

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If this is really starting to happen again, there will probably be more sightings, but hopefully not a catastrophe such as happened the last time.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This could have been a meteor, but pilots see meteors frequently enough to make one think that they wouldn't have mistaken one for a UFO.
Are the Phoenix lights back? This time, maybe their appearance will be treated in a more sane way. Let's see what develops.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

There's a character out there claiming that there's going to be an alien invasion on November 27. Don't count on it, but there are a lot of sightings lately.
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This is quite a good night video of a triangle. It does not appear to be a CGI effect.
This appears to be quite a big flap, ongoing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Of course these objects could be small incendiaries of some kind, but the first one is very bright for anything except a flare, which it is not.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Our video experts are weighing in on this one. Balloon or genuine unknown?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Obviously, this man saw something. The police tried to help. The RAF remained silent. Was it a secret aircraft or something from another world--or, perhaps, part of both? Maddeningly, we'll probably never know. Obsessive government secrecy is such a waste.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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It's interesting that the Mexican and Guatemalan governments are involved with a documentary that claims that the Maya had ET contact. We will certainly be keeping an eye on this.
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