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

Thursday, January 10, 2013

For people to notice an object and report it strongly suggests that it was something that they considered extremely unusual. This was a nighttime sighting of an apparently quite large lighted object that one witness described as being at least twice the size of two cars. However, given that it was night, there is no way to estimate the size. The lights were bright enough to startle the witness into reporting the sighting to local authorities. There were no aircraft in the area at the time. Local police declined to investigate.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Here's an odd one picked up by New York Magazine: there's a black object with a small red light on top floating in the surf near President Obama in this publicity shot of him vacationing in Hawaii. Your Out There editor has no idea what this may be, except that it appears to be a device, not a shark or some other sea creature.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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This collection of video clips from the International Space Station reveals daylight versions of 'fastwalkers' that were sometimes seen on video from the Space Shuttle when it was in operation.
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Cotulla, a town in south Texas, is the source of two UFO reports, the one pictured here being the most unusual. It allegedly shows a UFO on the ground. Certainly, the object is strange, but there is no clear proof that it's an unknown object, only that it's not clear what it is from the photo. However, an incident in the same community last September, which also involved unknown lighted objects hovering close to the ground, suggests that some sort of ongoing UFO activity may be involved. To view that video, click here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Whitley Strieber tells me, "on a couple of occasions, we saw translucent figures at our old cabin in upstate New York." There is no obvious reason to doubt this photograph, but, as the experts mentioned in the story say, it's impossible to be certain.
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Well, folks, your cynical old Out There editor is unable to resist posting this video even though I would be pretty amazed if it was the real thing. If it is a hoax, it is well done. It would take a lot of animation skill and patience to make the UFO race along behind the trees so flawlessly. But there are skilled and patient animators in China, no question about that, and the low resolution of the footage makes rough edges easy to conceal. Anyway, feast your eyes and imagination. Maybe someday it really will happen like this, and if this is real, then--wow!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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This is a very strange one. It does appear to involve an explosion in near space that is preceded by a small object orbiting a larger one. The explanation offered by the 'expert' consulted by the television station is, as they imply, meaningless. If this is a real video, it could record some sort of classified experiment in space, or even an attack on a satellite. A number of countries, including the United States, are aggressively involved in space weaponization. Of course, as it was shot through a phone camera, the quality is very poor and it's not possible to make a final determination regarding its authenticity.

This explosion, or one like it, was observed in Alaska as well, thanks to a sharp-eyed Unknowncountry.com reader:

"I live in Alaska and I am an avid sky gazer . It was so strange what I saw that night I was staring at what I thought was a tiny star but it kept getting brighter and then it got even brighter  and then it exploded with a blue ring around it and was gone . It did happen within maybe a second . But I was left scratching my head about what this was . So I am happy to see that someone else out there witnessed this event as well. Only they were lucky enough to have captured it."

On the other hand, the powers that be are dismissing it as a weather balloon. Apparently this extraordinary weather balloon was visible from California to Alaska. OK, mystery solved! For the weather balloon--or is that swamp gas--story, click here.

Monday, December 31, 2012

The object pictured here isn't the sun, and there is no star bright enough to be so clearly visible in the daylight sky at this time. This therefore appears to be an unknown.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

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This does not appear to be a reflection from lights inside the aircraft, but with nighttime video shot through reflective material like this, it is difficult to be certain. Nevertheless, the probability exists that this is an unknown object.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

From Indonesia to India, there has been a wave of UFO sightings over Asia, and now this story appears in the Vietnamese English language press. Obviously, I cannot evaluate these reports, and the photo looks like a meteor, but still, they could represent an extension of the high levels of activity in the area.

Friday, December 21, 2012

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This spectacular light show took place over Santiago on the night of December 18. What was it? Certainly not an aircraft. However, it could have been a fleet of balloons carrying flickering LED lights. Once, it would have been hard to generate enough luminosity from lightweight devices to create such a light show at this level, but that is no longer true. Still, this is a possible unknown.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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This appears to be an ordinary lenticular cloud, except for that steadily glowing ring at the base. To be shaped like that, a plasma would need to be generated artificially, and, in any case, no naturally occurring plasma would remain stable for more than a few seconds. One other explanation is that the cloud is being lit from below, but there is no indication of any large lighted area under it, such as a stadium with a ring of floodlights. Lastly, it could be lit from within. If so, then what would be in it?
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The number of triangle reports in the US in 2012 has been very high. The sightings are nationwide, but concentrated in the midwest. If these are drones of some kind, a massive surveillance program is under way in this country. If they are unknowns, which is what your Out There editor things, then it's STILL a massive surveillance program!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A police officer in the British Midlands observed a fast moving UFO with a pulsing blue light operating near the Birmingham airport. There is no reason to doubt this account.
Yet another close encounter with a huge black triangle. There are many, many of these cases being reported in the US midwest. Are these triangles ours or theirs? So far, the answer to that question remains unclear.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

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The object in this video first becomes easily visible approximately 50 seconds into the video. As the videographer speculates, it could be a string of balloons, but if so, then the winds aloft are very light. And yet the jet contrail dissipates quickly, suggesting that they are strong. This video was sent directly to us by the videographer. We are always ready to get them at whitley@strieber.com.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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There is UFO activity worldwide. This is from Sri Lanka.
Brooklyn in the past few years has been the source of frequent UFO sightings, and now they appear to be back. Once again, lights in the sky prove little, but the way that these were acting caused quite a bit of interest. Certainly, witnesses did not think that they were a plane or anything else they considered normal.
It's not often that a reporter not only witnesses a UFO but files a report on it. From his paper, the Economic Voice:  “We were travelling back home from a family meal in Brecon in the dark when my youngest son pointed out a two very bright lights moving towards us from the direction of Cantref advancing at an approximated speed of 60mph in the direction of Groesffordd.”

The lights appeared to be facing down towards the ground and there was no noise coming from the craft, it was silent and my wife found this to be very unnerving, as did I.”

I caught a glimpse of a green light on the underside and my initial thought was I must be looking at the starboard light from a Hercules flying low on exercises as they frequently do in the Brecon Beacons, however there were no red port lights and then I noticed that there were another two green lights all at the other corners of what turned out to be a large black triangular shaped craft.”

We have recently received a number of reports in our report file of objects dripping material from them.
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These waves of unknown objects can be recorded in the infrared almost anywhere. But what are they? They are not moving like birds, because the are generally all in parallel motion, like these. They cannot be planes. We would be most interested if you are recording such footage. Please let us know at whitley@strieber.com.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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What in the world can this clip from Sky News mean? Is it a hoax? An accidental release? We'll be keeping our eyes and ears open.
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Over the past few days, there have been a large number of UFO sightings reported from around the world, including the US, and in the United States, there have been numerous mystery booms. The video in this report could be either an unknown or a distant plane with its landing lights on, but that doesn't change the fact that the sighting rate right now is high.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Normally, surveillance cameras catch dust particles, insects and night birds that are mistaken for UFOs. This, however, does not appear to be any of those things. There is a reasonable possibility that this is a genuine unknown.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

We just published a story about a loud boom, lights descending into Narragansett Bay and nothing being found. Incredibly, as the story sourced here shows, the same thing happened there on October 25. What is going on??
Unknown lights entered Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island accompanied by a loud explosion. Rescuers found nothing in the bay. This is reminiscent of the Shag Harbor UFO Incident that took place in Canada in 1967.
In October of 1988, Buck Stabler had a bizarre and terrifying experience of apparent alien abduction, which he reported to authorities and which was extensively covered in the media. The result was predictable: his life was ruined. And now he has been found dead, an apparent suicide, but the case is still under investigation. He was interviewed last September by Stan Hernandez, and that interview is sourced here. It does not suggest any suicidal plans, but it is clear that the trauma of his experiences was still very vivid for him, even all these years later.

Unknowncountry.com and Whitley Strieber take the position that the close encounter experience is of unknown origin, that it is traumatic, and that a lack of proper scientific study has left people who have it without recourse or an adequate avenue of support. If Mr. Stabler did take his own life, the tragedy is a strong testament to the need for proper study and useful help for the thousands of people who have experienced this trauma.
November yielded 86 triangle UFO reports in the United States. In a normal month, ten or fifteen are reported. These have been dismissed as secret US aircraft for years, but they have been reported since long before such exotic airframes were in existence. So what are they? New spyplanes that are just being deployed and perhaps tested over the US, or is this an addition to the rising number of unknowns, probably not ours, that has been going on worldwide since August?
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Monday, December 3, 2012

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This is an excellent mini-documentary on one of the world's best documented and extensive UFO cases, the Turkish case that unfolded between 2007 and 2009. It has been little covered in American media, so please spread the word! You can find more information here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Recently the Out There section published a striking video from an astronomer in Kentucky. (Click on Kentucky UFO in the subject cloud to see it.) UFO activity in the state and the whole region remains at a high level.
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