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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, February 16, 2014

There is clearly a bright UFO in this photo from Curiosity. Does this mean that Curiosity has taken a UFO photo on Mars? The object appears in the photo on the NASA website. Here is a comment from one of our experts:

"If you copy the photo to your computer and then select and view it and zoom in on the bright white spot you can see that someone just pasted the shape over the rocks. It is a practical joke."

Somebody at NASA is having a little fun, it appears, but you never know. We have also asked NASA for a comment on the image and are awaiting an answer. For a larger image, go here.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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The object being commented on here by Dr. Michael Salla on Coast to Coast AM could be a discharge from the space station itself, or it could be something docked on it, either a secret craft of ours or something from another world. If it is a ship of some kind, its aerodynamic shape would suggest that it is intended to enter the atmosphere.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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When this videographer switched to night vision mode three minutes into this video, the object behind the lights became visible. This is almost certainly a genuine unknown, and a very interesting one. He reports that this is a return visit for the object. UFO returns have become more and more common since the days of the Camarillo UFO.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

This image was made by the Curiosity Rover. To see more, click here. The object does not appear to be a video dropout. It is something in the Martian sky. There are probably many ways to dismiss it, but the fact remains that if this was a photo taken of something in Earth's atmosphere, it would be assumed to be a plane with a short contrail. Conceivably, it's a meteor, but it could also be an unknown.
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Monday, February 3, 2014

John Greenewald has posted this photo on his website, the Black Vault, and is asking for any information anyone may have about it. But one of our photo analysts has weighed in with the following comment:

OK. This is a hoax. :-)

My bet is that someone read about the Latoya Ammons case (See below) and decided to have some fun by ginning up an alleged surveillance shot.

It's really easy to fake stuff when the final image is way out of focus and distorted, which can hide a multitude of sins.  In this case, the "demon" is opaque yet casts no shadow, which makes no sense. (Notice that the table next to the bed casts a definite shadow on the floor.)

Pls keep in mind that shadows are always the hardest thing to fake in a photoshop job, and sometimes the perp just forgets them outright, which seems to be the case here. Big, smokin' gun.

Granted, demons might be privileged to break the laws of physics at their whim, and to have anatomies that make no sense at all, as this one does. But unless the actual surveillance video surfaces and passes muster, I don't think we should give this a whole lot of attention.

BTW, what looks like an arm reaching out from the demon's knee is actually the bed railing on its far side. And I can see no clear indication of a dying man in the bed. If someone's in the bed, his or her face has been covered or blacked out.

To learn about the Ammons case, click here.
to let John know.
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After noticing 'strange noises' on a cellphone, a Georgia resident observed a line of lights hanging over nearby trees. The phenomenon is a probable unknown. Interference with radios is not unusual when objects are very close, but due to the circumstances (night, nothing visible except the lights) the proximity of the object cannot be estimated.
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The video you see here is typical of videos coming in from all over the southern United States. The snowfall that took place there appears to be heavily laden with chemicals, to the point that it is not acting like normal snow. On the other hand, maybe it's more normal than it seems. Read this and make your own decision. If you've witnessed this phenomenon personally, please write and tell us of your experience.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

This report from Edmonds, WA, is typical of quite a number we are seeing lately. Beyond all the hoaxes and mistakes, it's important to remember that there is a very real phenomenon out there.

Friday, January 31, 2014

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This video was posted by a 'cottage industry' UFO video poster who makes money off of advertising. But it's also possible that it's a hoax designed to attract clicks. Still, it's an interesting image. Possible unknown...unless a streetlight.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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We've had this looked at both by a video expert and an expert on primates. It is not a special effect, and it may be a primate. Unfortunately, the footage is not clear enough to be certain, but it is compelling.
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These orbs were sighted by thousands of people on the night of January 23 in Okinawa. They could be flares, but the military says that they were not dropping flares at the time. Possible unknown.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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UFOs are often seen in close proximity to erupting volcanoes, and Sakurajima Volcano has been a UFO hotspot for years. There are an exceptional number of UFOs being taped there in the past few days. Click here for an example from a few hours ago.
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The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has posted a sighting from Illinois in its archive. The witness says that these beams of light, of various colors, did not move. They do not appear to be searchlight beams. This sighting is a possible unknown. For more information on MUFON, click here. For a larger version of the image, click on the source link.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

There is no reason to think that this photo is a plane or a balloon. Probable unknown. Thanks to the National UFO Center.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Low, slow moving triangles are among the most common unknowns sighted, and this is typical of the genre. These sightings probably do not involve secret aircraft because they have been going on at least since the 1970s.
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It's not possible to be certain that this isn't a distant plane or even a blimp, but there is also a good chance that it's an unknown object.
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These objects were recorded by an Unknowncountry reader on December 25 in Newport Beach, CA. They are part of an enormous UFO wave that has been sweeping the western United States starting in November.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Another meteor large enough to light up a significant part of the sky. The Meteor Society claims that there is no increase in the number of large meteors. OK.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

This report describes a 'rectangular UFO,' which would be similar to one reported in California in 2010, and also to one seen over the radio station Whitley Strieber was broadcasting Dreamland from in 1999. He also commented on the earlier story that he'd seen such UFOs as a child. Click on "Square UFO" above to see the earlier report.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A UFO has disrupted air traffic in Bremen for three hours. There is no question that it was real, as it was observed physically and on radar. It was never identified, and stopped air traffic while it hovered silently in the flight path for hours.

What if this happened over JFK? The US government would probably come up with some lie that would be slavishly transmitted by the captive media, but what if it happens over 10 airports? 20? What will they do then?

Let's hope!
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Quite a spate of sightings across California over New Years. We got six reports on's reporting page, and all of them described orange balls of light that hovered, then shot away at high speed. The story sourced here indicates that they were seen up and down the state.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Since November, UFO sightings have been extensive in California. A crop formation appeared in Salinas on December 28.

In November, Whitley Strieber saw a UFO in the early morning in southern California, and friends of his observed orange orbs emerging out of Santa Monica Bay that same night.

Could this latest upsurge in sightings be related to the Salinas crop formation, and if so, what is the significance of the number 192, which appears in  braille inside the formation? Or is the formation a hoax? UPDATE: The Nividia Corporation is claiming that it created the crop formation to promote a new microchip, but that doesn't change the fact that the number of UFO sightings in California and adjacent states has risen dramatically over the past month.
A large and complex crop formation has appeared in Salinas, California, in a field containing barley two feet high. Two videos made at night that showed some elements of the formation and flashes of light in the area have both been removed from YouTube, and replaced by a much clearer video that could be a recreation. There is daytime video of the formation, which is a circle about an acre in diameter enclosing what appears to be a representation of an electronic chip that contains a central field in braille. The braille repeats the number 192. In this video, a braille expert offers an explanation.

Linda Moulton Howe reports that a witness who entered the formation has told her that the way that the crop has been laid down is extremely precise. Read her report on the formation here. The field has reportedly been sealed off by a private security service, Echelon Security, and the formation is expected to be destroyed today.

There is no way to make a final determination about whether or not this is a hoax, but this seems increasingly likely as there is another report stating that locals saw people in the area over a period of days prior to the appearance of the formation.

Whitley Strieber comments: "This looks like a manmade hoax to me, largely because of the use of braille as a means of providing an intriguing but probably meaningless puzzle. However, it should also be noted that Iridium 192 is the isotope that has most often gone missing, and one that could be used to create a dirty bomb."

UPDATE: The Nvidia Corporation is claiming that it created the crop formation to promote a new microchip, but that doesn't change the fact that the number of UFO sightings in California and adjacent states has risen dramatically over the past month.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

No reason at all to disbelieve this story. The pilot saw something moving at high speed directly toward his A320. It appeared to be a cigar shaped metallic object. Not likely to be a drone or, at an altitude of 34,000 feet, a balloon. This was yet another UFO near miss, and given how slowly the report filtered out to the public, and how wary pilots are of making such reports at all, you have to wonder how many just go unreported, and if any have resulted in crashes.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

At a time when the internet is being swamped fake UFO video, this photo stands out as a genuine possibility. It has been posted, as well, by Open Minds, which is one of the outstanding resources on the internet for people who take a serious interest in this subject. Despite all the fakes, it cannot be forgotten that there is a very real phenomenon out there. People don't realize it yet, but eventually it will come to be seen for what it really is: the single most important thing that has happened in the history of our species. In the end, this denied, derided and ignored subject will change everything.
This hour-long interview is one of the best alien contact cases ever recorded. It is not to be missed for anyone seeking greater insight into this extraordinary phenomenon.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

This was received in our close encounter submission form, and is typical of a number we have received recently involving close encounters with triangles.

Details of Encounter: It was Thanksgiving night, and we had just finished celebrating and my daughter said let's go for a drive see all the people at the mall who wake up early and go Black Friday shopping "biggest sale day of the year." As we are driving around I see a weird looking object with 3 white lights and my daughter says what are you looking at and I immediately pointed out the window, it was triangle in shape and was floating basically in air however it was slient, and it moved so gracefully it even looked like it started to tumble and then we lost the sighting because of the trees. We were both amazed not stop talking about it we started driving around to look to see if we could follow it but we lost it so about 15 minutes later we say lets just go home all of a sudden coming basically right in front of us maybe 75 feet above our windshield we see it up close like it was following us or knew we were looking for it!!!! we are right by a private air port but this was no airplane it was dead quite and fast moving we were so amazed we were like wait lets get a pic with our phone however by the time we snapped a pic it moved so quickly but we did catch it from a distance. I was hoping i could upload the picture. We can't figure out if its a drone or a ufo. I am staying anonymous for my own protection.

Editor's comment: There are no known drones that function like this, but it is typical of a type of triangular UFO that has been seen frequently around the world for over fifty years.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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This video has long since been dismissed as a staged hoax, but Lee Spiegel of the Huffington Post asks why, if that is true, it is suddenly being resuscitated by various Russian news sources? Our take: it's a hoax and they're having a slow news day. But we could always be wrong.

Whitley Strieber asks is anybody has ever seen a figure resembling the one depicted in the video, please write him at If the body depicted is hoaxed, a lot of time and money was spent on fabricating it, which also goes for the rest of the video. Our assumption was that these were clips from a Russian movie that never got released, and we still incline in that direction.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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These days our skies are full of unknown objects, but many of them are known to people who are simply keeping quiet because of classification rules. These two lights, for example, could be very high altitude planes flying in formation. These would not be known aircraft, and why they would be showing lights at all isn't clear. The preponderance of evidence that these are genuine unknown.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

UFOs have been reported across Texas over the past few days, including orange orbs over El Paso and a cigar shaped object over Arlington. As always, orange orbs could be sky lanterns, but at present the El Paso lights have not been positively identified as such.
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