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

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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Hard to be certain of this, but the objects don't look like space debris. Graded A for authenticity of the video, not accuracy of the interpretation, which cannot be known.

Friday, March 4, 2011

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What this may be is anybody's guess. It is difficult to believe that an enormous object like this could be in our solar system without causing profound disruptions, not to mention a sensation among astronomers. What aren't we seeing here?
Perfect new UFO technology: the real ones can be seen but not photographed. If this phenomenon begins to appear more frequently, it's going to cause quite a stir.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Source Andy Potts at 02/03/2011


A UFO in the skies above Siberia is being investigated by Emergencies Ministry staff after concerned locals claimed they were visited by something unexplained.

Residents of Ossinsky district in Irkutsk Region said a loud, glowing object appeared in the sky – but nobody has been able to clarify what it was.

Security services responsible for air defence could not confirm any flights in the area, while search and rescue teams found no evidence that the aircraft had crashed.

Meanwhile seismic stations around Baikal confirmed that there were no earthquakes which might have caused the noise, while astronomers in Irkutsk have suggested that it could be a meteorite, Interfax reported.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The strange catlike voice that the air traffic controller heard could well be an encrypted communication from the unknown craft. But who were they talking to on an open frequency, and why was a secret aircraft in controlled airspace? It's all very strange.
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Monday, February 28, 2011

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Out there originally wrote: Everything about this video suggests authenticity. In Portuguese, the men are talking with such surprise and excitement that it is hard to believe that they have faked this. Of course, there is always that possiblity, but the video shows no obvious evidence of it. Dropping fireballs have been a feature of a number of recent videos from different parts of the world. Graded B.

Normally, this part of the website doesn't authenticate videos, as it states on the Out There page, but Mr. Strieber sent this one to some of the experts he works with. Here are there opinions:

Expert 1

Whitley it's real hard to tell. I wish people would upload these full res as
YouTube has the ability for 720-1080p.

It looks great but I noticed some popping effect when it first comes out of
the cloud. The cloud is real and I don't see any added volumetric. But I
wonder if the popping is pixels in the compression or his added effect if
any. It's hard to imagine that someone talented enough to do this would let
a popping or jerking go by.

I looked and looked for reactive lighting in the clouds from the bright blue
light flash. I stared at the edges of the clouds trying not to notice the
internal flash and didn't see any. But this is broad day light and we might
not under these conditions.

The light brightness looks a bit off to me. But then again who is to say
what it would look like it just looks too much like a Sci-Fi movie effect.

But it sure has that odd feeling and look to it that you and I have both
seen. Much like the Camarillo video I shot it gets super bright and drops us
little probes. Again if we could get the real video and analyze it proper
I'm sure we could no one way or the other.

Expert 2

It strikes me as an effect.  The "fireball" portion of the video looks especially suspicious to me.  The glow does not seem to illuminate the interior of the cloud, nor does the lens flare seem accurate for the camera or conditions.  That's not a scientific opinion, just my personal take.

Expert 3

The light does not diffuse correctly in the cloud, but the big issue I have is at 39 seconds, just before the black truck passes left to right - the ‘UFO’ disappears - a poorly timed ‘edit’ by the fakers I suspect…

Next Step

Mr. S. has taken a direct interest in this and will inquire about it with Brazillian UFO investigators.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

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Ignore the few seconds of intro with the smoking alien. The video from Peru is interesting though unclassifiable. Graded C.

Friday, February 25, 2011

This is either a neat magic trick or a genuine mystery. The only known way a person could become magnetic would be to have magnetized iron in their blood, but, even if this was possible, the magnetism generated would not be enough to hold up a spoon, let alone a skillet. If this is for real, it's an extraordinary anomaly.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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The moment this video appeared, professional debunking thanks to a fake video posted by Americans started. Why? Interesting comment.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Red and green lights are commonly reported in connection with UFOs, but the transformation that occurs here is pretty remarkable. There is no reason to assume that this is a CGI effect or some normal object. Graded B.
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Black panthers are rare animals found in parts of South America and Africa, so what was a six foot long black cat doing strolling across a driveway in Folsom, Louisiana? Has it escaped from captivity, migrated north, or is this another in the long, long list of phantom cat sightings that are a worldwide phenomenon? The video is graded A. The only possible problem with it is if the angle of the shot distorted the image of an ordinary cat, making it appear larger than it is. But this is unlikely, given that nothing else in the image is distorted.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

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This could easily be a CGI effect, but there is not enough data in the image to be certain. Telltale: why is the camera searching for the UFO before it appears? Was it because the videographer had seen the UFO, then rushed to the window with the camera, or was it for effect? Graded C.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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An interesting daylight UFO that may well be authentic. Graded B.
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The images depicted here are being described as 'alien bases' found on Google Space. We don't know what they are, but the likelihood is that there is an ordinary explanation. Nevertheless, they are unusual enough to deserve a look.
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This night video shows objects that are not strobing like planes, and are not an FAA-approved color for nighttime running lights. It appears to be authentic but,  because it is night video, it is impossible to be certain that it is not some known object. Graded C.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

UFO activity remains high in the US, and Pennsylvania is no exception.
It's always possible that this is a bird in midflilght caught at a moment when its wings were folded, or a distant plane moving in such a way that it appears wingless, but it's also possible that this is a genuine UFO.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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We can't find out much about this beyond what the author says on his YouTube post. It is not a computer graphics hoax.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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This might be the first time a mainstream network affiliate has covered chemtrails. Interesting!
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A substantial meteor crossed the eastern US at approximately 12:45 PM yesterday, and another fireball caused residents to report a possible plane crash in the UK 7 hours later, at 12:20 AM local time. The object that crossed the eastern US probably weighed around a hundred tons, and would have done signifcant damage if it had reached the ground. However, there were no reports of damage. The second fireball was probably smaller, but also a substantial meteor.

Monday, February 14, 2011

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This is a good example of an interesting night light video. The light moves past stars and foreground objects, so it is under power. It has internal illumination. It manuevers, dims and brightens. It doesn't behave like a plane or any normal object that might be aloft at night. Graded B.
A few hours ago we published a shot sent to us by a reader that appeared to be an unusually shaped object over a town in southern France. Now he had send us another shot said to be a higher resolution image that shows that the object is clearly a bird. But because there is no surrounding imagery, we have no way of telling if this is taken from the same photo.
Good job of enchancement of this image, but still very little useful information beyond the fact that the lights are colored.
This image was taken by accident by the daughter of an reader about a week ago on the French Riviera. Of course, it could be a helicopter, but if so, why is it the only distorted object in an otherwise crystal-clear photo. Objects with a similar configuration have been seen over northern California and Brazil.
This object was snapped by accident by an Unknowncountry reader in West Virginia at 4:36 PM on Feburary 8. The circle around it was present in the sky. It was not added later. The sun is setting to the left in the larger shot, and there is a faint sun dog. But the object stands out clearly, and the ring around it is not consistent with a solar reflection. Graded B.
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