Ok, I’m going to buy into some probable lunacy. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old and dotty, but the truth is that now that two of these things have been recorded by Curiosity, your Out There editor is–well–curious.

A could of years ago I was tempted to post the "floating spoon on Mars" story as a joke, but I didn’t because it was just too funny and I didn’t have time to confirm the image in the NASA original footage. But a couple of days ago, another of these objects was recorded. So, whatever these things are, they do qualify as a genuine mystery. They are pretty large, so if there are any aliens looming about who make use of them, there is going to be a rover photo eventually, perhaps of a huge hand?

We haven’t been able to find out much about this video, which is presently appearing on popular UFO YouTube sites, some of them well known for hoaxing. However, two of our experts have watched the video and report that they cannot determine that it is a fake.

Here are their comments:

This object and light form appeared above the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles on November 29. The witness reported to MUFON that he had taken the pictures without noticing the object, only the light form.

There was also a less clear event in Northridge, CA on the same night, and we have unconfirmed reports of other events in the Los Angeles area as well.

The Hollywood Hills sighting is graded A.

This is one of a number of videos of unusual lights that were observed over the Turkish capital of Istanbul and other locations across the country on the night of November 26. The video begins with a small light, then moves to something larger and more complex. It ends with the unexpected sound of a jet passing an apartment building at low altitude and frightening the occupants. There is also some footage of people having difficulty with an escalator, but it doesn’t seem to be related.