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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, July 14, 2013

2 time NBA all star Baron Davis is claiming that he was abducted and taken aboard a UFO about two weeks ago outside of Las Vegas. “They were poking me on my nose and they were, like, looking me in my eyes," he told the New York Daily News. A true story, or an attempt to get publicity for his podcast? So far, he's sticking to it--or not. He has both insisted that it is a true story and tweeted that it's a joke. Where does your Out There editor come out? His descriptions of what happened to him, and the emotional intensity involved ring true, but, hey, it's Baron Davis, practical joker extraordinaire.

Friday, July 5, 2013

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The object pictured in this video by photographer Drew Ryan has appeared over the Empire Bay area in New South Wales on July 3--as it happened, World UFO Day. According to Mr. Ryan and others, it has been seen before on at least five occasions. This rules out a meteor--as does its movement--as well as essentially all other prosaic explanations. A high probability that this is a genuine unknown.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

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This doesn't appear to be a bird, plane or balloon. It's far too thin to be a balloon and in any case is not flying. It shows no reaction to the air mass at all. It is held aloft by something that does not rely on air like a wing or gas bag. Toward the end of the video, the object slowly turns end on, until it is just a dot. Could it be a CGI effect? Yes, but your Out There editor is giving it the benefit of the doubt. Probable genuine unknown.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Airmen and Air Traffic Controllers at an RAF base in the UK saw a glowing 'blob' break up into dozens of small pieces and fly away at incredible speeds. And, basically, nobody had any idea what had happened or what to do about it. They just knew that it had indeed happened. So, what's a Ministry of Defence to do? Just exactly what they have done: claim that UFOs aren't a threat and therefore they're not going to be doing anything about them. The truth? They may or may not be a threat, but one thing is clear: governments can't do a thing about them. And that's really why they keep claiming that there's nothing to this REALITY.
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This is a genuine oddity, a 4,000 year old Egyptian Statue moving on its own. It has been standing quite still in a museum in Birmingham, England for 80 years, but has now become active, moving in a slow circle daily.

Friday, June 21, 2013

You won't be sorry you watched this terrific documentary. Doug Trumbull is one of the world's great special effects artists. He's developing a system for capturing REAL UFO footage that's DEFINITELY real. More power to him! To watch, click here.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Judging from the crowd response (some of them are shouting about the object) this is not a computer graphic. Due to its flight characteristics, it probably isn't a conventional drone, although there is some possibility that it could be a radio controlled helicopter. There is a reasonable possibility that this is an unknown.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

According to leading UFO investigator Nick Pope, this is a strong UFO photo. While it would not be difficult to photoshop, the witness appears to be sincere. Unless proven otherwise, this is a probable unknown, and another reminder of just how many photographs and videos of genuine unknowns there are these days. Will there ever be a final moment when they land and the mystery is solved?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sussex resident John Raymond snapped this shot of a strange object when he was taking a picture of the full moon. For Dr. Who fans, it bears a curious resemblance to the Tardis, Dr. Who's time machine.
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This video taken over Lough in Northern Ireland displays a well documented but infrequently recorded characteristic, which is that the UFO will react to the observer, as if it is well aware that it is being watched.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

On June 4th, Air China flight CA4307 had a mid-air collision with a foreign object that left a significant dent in the plane's nose. After the pilots reported performance problems, the plane returned to Guangzhou, where the flight had originated. The damage shown indicates a glancing blow with a lightweight object, and Chinese authorities identified it as a probable bird strike. However, there is no known bird that can fly at 26,000 feet. The highest flying species is the Bar-headed goose, which can cross the Himalayas at an average altitude of 18,000 feet. They have been observed as high as 21,000 feet when over the Himalayas, but not over China. They fly at much lower altitudes over the lowlands, and Guangzhou is in the plain of central China north of Hong Kong and over a thousand miles from Tibet. The region is not on the typical migration pattern of the Bar-headed goose.

The pilots of three planes in the process of landing at Gatwick Airport in the UK on 30 December 2012, reported seeing two discs hovering above the airport. The first was the pilot of a Boeing 777, who reported spotting "two flat silver discs" at 0853 GMT.

The crews of a Boeing 767 and an Airbus 319 observed the same objects. The crew of the 777 described them as appearing manmade and looking like toys.

The local Scientology headquarters was just below the objects.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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This video of a UFO supposedly racing past the Popocatepetl Volcano near Mexico City has been viralizing around the internet lately. It purports to show a UFO racing toward the ominously smoking Popo crater, then flying into it. What it actually shows is a slightly sped up image of an observation plane circling the crater, then moving downward behind it. Such flights around Popo are common.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

This object remained stationary in the sky for some time according to the witness who photographed it. For this reason, it probably isn't a fragment of a high-altitude contrail. The story sourced here comments that it would appear to be similar to the objects described by Kenneth Arnold seen near Mt. Rainier in 1947

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We've hesitated to post about the recent 'Mars Rodent' photo from the Curiosity Rover, largely because a place with such a thin atmosphere, no food sources and extremely cold temperatures is just darned unlikely to have mice. However, the image has proved to be a very odd one. First, it's large, at least three feet long, so 'rodent' might not be quite the right word to describe it. 'Large lizard' or 'small dinosaur' might be more appropriate. Still, no animal developed to that level of complexity is going to be running around in an environment like Mars. Also, though, the likelihood of a form this complex appearing at random in a rock field without the slightest sign of any similar erosion simply isn't that great. So the 'Mars rodent,' like the 'Mars figure' of a few years ago, must remain a mystery.

Alien practical jokers...or maybe a little funnin' compliments of the Rover Team? If so, not a bad prank, that's for sure...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Your Out There editor was stunned to find this interview with Fr. William Gill, who, along with 37 other people, witnessed a UFO for hours in Papua-New Guinea in 1959. This is one of the great all-time classic UFO stories, highly credible, witnessed by many people. This interview is a fascinating and important rarity.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Historian Ellen Henry photographed a UFO over a well known local paranormal site, the Santee Edgemoore Barn, which is well known locally for ghost encounters. The object appears to be metallic, and does not show any indications of being a plane, a bird or balloon. It was not noticed at first, as Ms. Terry was taking a picture of the barn. She did not notice the object until after she had taken the shot. Immediately after doing so, her camera stopped working, which, as UFO researchers know, is, along with sudden battery depletion, a common effect. This is classed as an unknown, yet to be identified.

Friday, May 24, 2013

This just in from an Unknowncountry reader: Today a Delta 4 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. I’ve seen hundreds of launches. Initially what I thought was a stage separation turned out to be something a little more bizarre. I’ve attached a picture of the rocket approximately 2 minutes after liftoff. I noticed these 3 distinct orbs. When a launch occurs, especially at night, more is visible. Debris is seen trailing away from the exhaust path. By the time I realized what I was seeing was not normal, the orbs did not move or fade away. I grabbed the closest camera I had (my phone) and snapped a single image. It shows the three orbs behind the rockets engine glare. After seeing that I had captured the orbs, all three shot off to the south and beyond the horizon in seconds. Very strange. I will be happy to post this narrative, but I will not identify myself.

The bright light in the photo is the rocket engine.

Another Unknowncountry reader adds this report: "We saw them too!   We are in St. Petersburg and were watching the launch.  While we could see the rocket without binoculars, we did also use the binoculars and the orbs were absolutely clear.  We thought it was a giant UFO, 1 to 3 miles across because the four "orbs", in a diamond pattern, stayed in constant relation to each other for approximately one minute before disappearing.  Then, we saw two orbs following what appeared to be closer to the rocket when it was way down-range.  It was amazing."

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This video was made on May 15 by a sharp-eyed skywatcher in Melbourne. The object is moving too fast to be a bird, a radio-controlled model plane or a balloon. Brad Morris says of his video, "This shows what really happens when you're in the air around a high activity zone..i also captured many saucers in the same cloud system yet to upload most of them..."

The object is very hard to see at normal speed, but Mr. Morris has done a good job of demonstrating its presence by using slow motion and screen grabs. This is most likely an unknown, and a reminder of how much of this must be going on worldwide, given how difficult it is to see and how most people have been conditioned to believe that these objects don't exist. However, given their behavior, which hardly seems related at all to what 'alien scientists' might do observing us, the question must be asked: what are they doing? Why was this object even there? Certainly, no obvious purpose presents itself.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Pennsylvania couple reported to MUFON that they observed a diamond shaped UFO for about an hour at about 12:30 AM on May 20. "I got a pair of binoculars to get a better look," the reporting witness told MUFON . "I could see a dark outline of the object and it appeared to be a diamond shape with multiple colored lights in a cross-like pattern."

Long-duration UFO events are quite rare, and for two of them to be reported in a matter of days is unusual. Another event took place in Fresno on May 15. Will there be more? We'll be watching!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This object hovered over Fresno California for hours today, remaining motionless despite 10-15 MPH winds in the area. It is not a balloon, parachute, parasail, or ultralight because it was unaffected by these winds. It is probably not a kite because of its altitude. Local TV station KPMH asked the Federal Aviation Administration, the Fresno Air Terminal and the Army National Guard Wednesday for information, but they refused to provide an explanation for the object, exactly as they did a few days ago when a plane was looping over Quincy, Mass. 
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At first, this video from Argentina appeared to be a meteor breaking up. However, the final clip suggests that it is some form of unknown formation, as it flies low over a nearby hillside.
The object pictured here and reported by Open Minds appeared over Montenegro above Montenegro’s capital city of Podgorica in southern Europe on Thursday, May 9. The sighting took place at approximately 9:00 pm and was seen by several editors of Vijesti news magazine. The magazine’s photojournalist, Zoran Djuric, captured photos with his camera. Like the 2008 Stephensville, Texas UFO, the object changed shape during the sighting, and bears a certain resemblance to the Stephensville object.

Photo Credit: Vijesti/Zoran Djuric

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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This is a typical example of a high-flying fastwalker moving across the sky. Sometimes YouTube hoaxers will video a satellite, then alter the speed of the video. It does not appear to have happened here. The creator of this video provided an excellent description of this videotaping session:

Using a Pulsar Recon 550 digital monocular and a Yukon MPR, what was initially thought to be satellite was tracked and film. You will see in the footage that the first object is quite faint but you can see it moving in a straight line through the shot. Then a second object moving much quicker enters the shot but as it moves parallel to the first object and too the right of it, it suddenly moves away from it. It clearly increases its distance from the first object.

Both objects were moving towards North West. A tripod was not used in this instance, because I am not a specialist and boast about having the best tripods. The one I use is good enough for what I do and is light weight and quick to set up but does not tilt straight up.

(Please note that the time on the footage is one hour behind due to British summer time effect.)

Now these are UFOs because they cannot be identified easily. Satellites move it a set orbit at high speed in space, but cannot just simply 'move away' from another object so quickly. NORAD monitors space traffic and satellite operators are notified in advance of possible collisions so they can adjust the orbit to move out of the way.

But in this footage the object on the right clearly moves away from the first and increases its distance. Is it high altitude aircraft operating in space? Could they be drones? Could they be satellites?

Or are they extraterrestrial?

Equipment used: Pulsar Recon 550 digital night vision monocular, recorded onto a Yukon MPR with 4gb SD card. Recorded above the Longmynd Hills in Shropshire UK on 19/04/2013


Saturday, May 4, 2013

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This UFO, taped in Israel on April 28 bears a resemblance to one taped in Ireland last December. this could be because the light sources are similar in intensity, but a close look at the unzoomed imagery suggests a subtle similarity in shape.
Two witnesses have separately filed reports with MUFON that suggest that they saw the same or very similar triangle UFOs 1,200 miles apart on April 27, 2013. The reports were two hours apart, the first in Tennessee and the second in Colorado. The first was described as light gray with curved angles, and the second as having 'rounded' angles and being 'white.' Both the color and the rounded angles are unusual, and do suggest that this may have been the same object.

The Tennessee witness stopped his car directly under the object and got a good view of a circle of light on its undersurface. The second, in Colorado, observed it transit the entire sky from east to west in a couple of seconds, moving at that point at very high speed.

Thanks to MUFON, UFO commentator Roger Marsh and the Huffington Post. For more information, click here.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

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One of our video experts says of this video, "I have no opinion about this, but it doesn't feel obviously faked." The video shows an object that is maneuvering near a helicopter over an unidentified Irish village. The helicopter and the object are far away, but a close listen to the video does reveal the sound of the helicopter rotors. In addition, the object undertakes maneuvers that can't be carried out by planes, balloons, helicopters or any known form of aircraft.

What could it be? The object could be a simple animation. It's too far away and too low res to be certain. It could be an insect much closer to the camera, but this seems far-fetched. Our verdict: possible unknown.

Monday, April 29, 2013

We have received this report from a UC reader in the Punjab. It appears to be an orb sighting, but as the witness points out, it could be something else. Your thoughts and reports are welcome in the comments section below. We have a readership in India and across Asia, so if anyone else in those areas in particular has seen anything like this recently, let us know. The motion described doesn't rule out a sky lantern moving on a steady breeze, but it is also possible that this was an unknown.

"Dear All, it was very surprising night. Some of our family members were sleeping but my younger daughter and mother suddenly woke up ( may be  for drinking water), and my daughter saw a red colored glowing ball of light, and she woke me up.  I observed that it was not a holicoper , not a airplane as there was no sound, but it was continuousely running in a horizontal motion at a continuous speed. We observed this for 7-10 minutes.

"Initially I thought that it may a lantern tied to kite or a glowing balloon but these two things either stay still or or disappear into the sky. They do not move horizontally."

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A photographer in Perth, Australia has joined the growing number of people who have discovered that taking an interest in UFOs results in a response. After getting a new camera and watching the skies, he has taken what appear to be some good daylight UFO photos. Perhaps, rather than some sort of official disclosure, a worldwide increase in interest is going to work in both directions, until, in the end, we take these unknown objects for granted.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Unknowncountry received this well described witness report of what seems clearly to have been an unknown object over Seattle at 5:30 PM on April 26.

"Details of Encounter: I was on my deck and witnessed a ball of light rising into the air over the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. It was a sunny afternoon. At first I thought it was a Mylar balloon, but then it stopped and descended rapidly in a very straight path. It stopped and rose again in a straight line, then descended a short distance and stopped. At that point it moved to the west and stopped, moved to the east and stopped, then moved back to the area where it had been moving vertically and stopped. Each time it stopped it stayed completely motionless for a few seconds. When it moved laterally its motion was slightly wobbly. This all happened in about a minute. It would be difficult to say what its altitude was, but I don't think it rose more than 1500-2000 feet. As I watched, it came south toward me and stopped. It stood completely still in the sky for about two minutes. I decided to get my phone to take a video and went into the house for less than ten seconds. When I got back outside it was gone. I wish I had seen how it disappeared. It was definitely not a plane, helicopter, balloon, or lantern."

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