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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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

This Google Maps photo, noticed accidentally by a user, is a genuine unknown. It appears on the Google Maps website as well as on other sites. There is an aircraft in the picture also, showing that it is not a plane. Grade A. This is a link to the page where the image appears in Google Maps Poland

In the UK, Chinese lanterns are often released and mistaken for UFOs as they glide slowly through the sky. Generally, what they are is obvious. In this case, the brightness and sudden disappearance of the lights suggest otherwise.

The blizzard of conflicting explanations from China regarding the UFOs that shut down airports there last summer continues. At this point, who knows what happened?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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This is not a normal aircraft nor is it a video effect. Graded A.

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Many diamond shaped UFO images are simply out-of-focus stars. This is not an out-of-focus star. Grade B.

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Space debris is one thing, but this is bizarre. There is no reference made to this material around the shuttle in the audio, and some of it could be debris, but the fast moving objects are harder to explain. Grade A.

Excellent analysis of the mystery contrail that strongly suggests it was a plane. But if that's true, why doesn't the FAA just say so? It's not classified information.

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Apparently a meteor. The sky is very active these days.

Please note that the photo is an artist's rendering.

Yesterday, a strange contrail moved rapidly over New York. Now another one, similar to the one over the Pacific near Los Angeles on November 8.

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Except for the rapid flickering at the beginning of the video, this could be anything--a street lilght, a motorcycle in nearby hills, a flashlight. With the darkness, impossible to tell. Grade C.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

If this object is high enough to form a contrail, it is moving at extreme speed. If it's low enough to be a very fast jet, then it wouldn't produce a contrail. Conclusion: despite what the newscaster say about it, t's displaying unusual flight characteristics. Grade B.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

These objects in the first video move as if wind-driven, but against the motion of the clouds and much more rapidly. The circular cloud in the second video is very unsual. Grade B.

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This would seem to be a cloud, but if so, why are the local people so concerned about it. Grade B.

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This is not an aircraft strobe. Grade B.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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This could be any out of focus light. Grade C.

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Not a computer graphic and probably not an aircraft, but the lack of detail due to darkness makes this impossible to determine. Grade B. Thanks @IQXS

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This is a very good video. There is no evidence of tampering, and the object is clearly no ordinary aircraft, bird or other commonplace object. Thanks to Michael Lucking. Grade A.

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There have been a couple of other minor shake events since this took place, but this video is correct: this is unexplained. It is a real video, posted by someone who watches these seismographs.

Monday, November 8, 2010

This encounter report from last night has been submitted to To submit reports, go to

Date of Sighting/Encounter (if known): November 7, 2010
  Time of Sighting/Encounter (if known):
  Location of Encounter: Rural road Southern New Jersey Cumberland County
  Details of Encounter:
I have traveled the same route for a couple of years for a weekly gathering of friends. I have always noticed the lights in the sky as there are lots of farm fields that open up the sight distance. I have lived local to an air base all of my life and know the difference between military/commercial traffic and whatever these are. Within the the last year there has been alot to see out here. Last night was the most uncomfortable i've felt riding down the back roads home. I saw several low flying almost stationary craft with bright lights. I had an encouter with one flying low very slow just at the side of the road above the trees about twice the height of the trees. It was the closest and clearest I have ever seen one. I was frustrated and quite afraid. I really wanted to be able to pull over so I could actually see what the craft really looked like. It was either triangle or rectangularly shaped. Had I had the nerve and a camera the shots would have been similar to those from Belguim. The area I am speaking of is in Cumberland County, Malaga Rd. I also emailed MUFON hoping someone braver than I can take some time to video or photograph what I saw. There is alot of activity in the area. The time was 7ish.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Strange one. The orbs appear to be anomalous, and the video is visibly from NASA TV. Grade A.

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This is a real video, but the object could be a plane, balloon or blimp. Grade B.

This could as easily be fiction as fact. There is absolutely no corroboration offered. Graded D.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Do all these low-flying triangles mean change of some sort? We shall see.

Friday, November 5, 2010

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Very good story. Grade B.

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Are these things about to land, or what?

Low and slow, all across the land. Landing? One of these days, so why not this one?

No grading on this one! Fiction or fact, it is certainly fascinating.

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