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

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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If you get light-sensitive equipment, video like this can be recorded practically anywhere. So the videographer has a good question: what aren't we being told?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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This appears to be a blimp of some sort, but it's not entirely clear what it is. Unidentified at present.
Another large array of lights, this time over England. No evidence of trickery or an obvious case of mistaken identity.

Monday, September 26, 2011

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This could be some sort of lantern, but the light source seems brighter than a candle. It is not an aircraft, and the overcast rules out a satellite or star.
Lights dropping into the treeline in Oregon, landing in New Mexico--is something unusual really going on, or is the unusual becoming usual??
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Another of the many UFO fleet videos that have suddenly started emerging worldwide. These seem to be moving more as if they are floating in the air, but without knowing wind direction, there is no way to be certain that they are balloons. Given all the other fleet reports we are getting, we are including this one as a 'possible.'
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This is not a fake video and the group of lights is shows are hard to explain except as unknown objects.
More than 40 UFOs appeared over Elizabeth, Pa, another in what is becoming a worldwide 'UFO fleet' phenomenon.
This story illustrates how poorly UFO activity is monitored and reported. It's a real failure that there is not a reliable international reporting system.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This video, at a stretch, could be a plane, but it really does look like something different. Taped over Whitley Strieber's home town.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sadly, it appears that the Jerusalem UFO that caused so much exciitement is just another hoax. Why do they bother?
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