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.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

If this is authentic I'd be very surprised. The special effects would appear to be a gorilla suit and an out of focus camera. But this is the Out There section, so we'll give it the (slight) benefit of the doubt.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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There is no reason to believe that this isn't an authentic video. It is impossible to determine what the objects are, but the fact that they are moving in parallel with no deviance means that they aren't Chinese lanterns. Graded B.
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In his novel the Grays, Whitley Strieber describes in great detail a US spy plane called the TR that flies low and slow just like these triangles that keep showing up in the middle south and midwest. So, is this a US craft or not? He says that his TR is fiction. I wonder.
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The UFO is present on the image provided on the CFH telescope's website, so it is definitely not something added by a CGI gamer. The CFH video can be seen here. Video graded A. (As to what it is, well, that's anybody's guess.)
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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This is an example of many multiple sun videos that are appearing online. In this one, there are two objects that rise before the sun. In most of the others, there is a single object, or an object is videotaped near the sun during the day. I would think that there are too many of these videos for them all to be fake, although, in the wild world of the internet, anything is possible. Still, it's an odd phenomenon.


A word of warning: do not look directly at the sun or attempt to photograph it without taking appropriate safety measures.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Why would the British Ministry of Defense choose to hide this document in their secret UFO files if there wasn't something in it? Was this a message from a dying world 80,000 years ago, or from earth in 2012, sending a warning back to 1998. Probably, it's pure fiction, but within a very few years, we could be sending such a message ourselves.
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This sound was recorded two nights ago. Now a researcher has found evidence of some sort of underground activity in the area at the time.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

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This odd object over Sweden displays no motion at all. Is it a streetlight or a UFO? It's impossible to tell. It could be a very large object if it's actually floating in the sky. Video removed by the poster. I think we can assume that this was some ordinary object.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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An Unknowncountry reader has pointed Out There in the direction of a video of the UFO that appeared over Cuzco.
Shades of the light over the Dome of the Rock. Not as bright and no video, but could we see the beginning of some kind of a process of acknowledging sacred sites? If so, will a pattern of some kind eventually emerge? Out There will be watching.

Friday, March 18, 2011

WorldUFOPhotos offers a wonderful collection of strange photos, some most likely authentic, but we're not doing any evaluations. To my eye, the strangest one is the floating object on Mars. NASA hasn't commented, of course.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

This is right out of the Mothman Prophecies. Very odd and creepy story from near the Fukushima nuclear plants, about a month before they exploded.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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This video is presented as being somehow related to Wikileaks UFO information, but the connection is never made clear. It could as easily be a clip from a movie as the real thing, but if it is real, it is, of course, extraordinary.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

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This video was shot by a resident of Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, and is typical of 'blue light' objects seen at night all over the world for years. There is no reason to doubt its authenticity. It is not an FAA approved aircraft strobe, but it could be a non-standard strobe on an aircraft, of course. Graded B.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

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This is an interesting one. The object's motion is not that of something using the air for lift. News camera from another world?
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There was such a concerted effort to debunk the video that appeared over the Dome of the Rock that your Out There editor began to think that it was real. Understand, that doesn't mean I think it's an alien spacecraft. What I mean is that I think it's a genuine unknown object. Video graded B.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Your out there editor continues to believe that this is some sort of lensing effect, or sun dogs, caused by the upper atmosphere. But it's an odd phenomenon, made odder by the fact that its new. Hopefully, there's nothing that huge out there.
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This is probably a meteor, but it could be a US Air Force drone crashing.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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If this is true, then it's quite fascinating. They mention that they have copies of German patents that prove that some very unusual and powerful engines were under development during the time of the Third Reich. Food for thought.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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The person who posted this clip says that the footage was shot by an elderly man out walking with his dog. If it is a CGI effect, it's a very good job. It is difficult to get movement like that behind trees, but certainly not impossible. In any case, the poster is adament that it is not a hoax. As part of our new professional grade evaulation program, we intend to interview this witness and analyze the video. Once this is done, the video, the interivew and the analysis will be posted.
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This was originally explained away as a meteor. But they don't generally return for a second try, so it has to be an unknown.
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This pulsating blue celestial object is not a star. Certainly, it is not a pulsar as one of the YouTube comments suggests. There are no pulsars that can be seen without powerful astronomical telescopes. The object remains a mystery. Graded B.
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Christie Brinkley offers a good description of a UFO, strengthened by multiple-witness accounts and physical movements that are not possible for any known aircraft. For the skeptics, you could claim that what she saw was a burning flock of geese that fell into the ocean. For the rest of us, looks like she witnessed a genuine UFO.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Recently we have received numerous photos and videos of apparent objects near the sun. While it is not the mission of Out There to do more than visual grading of videos, Mr. Strieber is concerned that our posts might spread fear during a time of so much very real change. Therefore, he has asked me to post this opinion from one of his video experts, a professional who has been in the field for thirty years:

"In reference to the image you sent me, the brightness of the central area is too great to register any meaningful shapes on the camera's sensor, which is already fully saturated. But if you look at the convergence of the lens-flare lines, they converge at one point, not two. The clouds seem to be responsible for the extended area of brightness. This also appears to be a widescreen (16x9) video, squeezed horizontally into a 4x3 frame, which would further extend the bright area vertically and would account for the narrowness of what would normally be a wider "X" in the lens flare.

"If a professional photographer or videographer wanted to shoot a picture of the sun, they'd put a heavy neutral-density filter (kind of like a smoked glass) over the lens to bring the sun down to a level that the sensor or film could accommodate, and then stop the lens down as far as possible. That would get rid of the flares, and it would clearly distinguish the sun from the clouds.

"But apart from any technical issues, the bottom line about all these videos is that if there were indeed a "second sun" everyone on the planet would be able to see it with the naked eye. And if there were any odd celestial body in our neighborhood it would have taken long enough to get here that the entire professional and amateur astronomy community would have known about it definitively for quite some time."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This image was taken in Christchurch, NZ on March 6 by a professional photographer. It could be a lens flare, but it is strange that a video of something similar was posted on YouTube by a different person on March 4 and reported on Out There on March 6. If these are both lens flares, it is a strange coincidence, but it seems impossible that a large heavenly body could be present without much more general observation, not to mention effects on the solar system.
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