Who would have guessed that the best way to send a message to those aliens we know are out there somewhere would be via Twitter? Natalie Wolchover explains why for MSNBC: If…
Reports Bailey Johnson on CBS News:
It wasn’t flying, and it’s already been identified. But that didn’t stop people around Washington, D.C. from buzzing about a possible UFO being towed on the local highway Wednesday night. Many took to Facebook and Twitter to share their amazement of an extraterrestrial craft on the back of a tractor-trailer. Maryland authorities confirmed today that the UFO was actually a military drone.
The aircraft was a Northrop Grumman X-47B, to be exact. The drone was en route to the Patuxent Naval Air Station in southern Maryland. Drivers noticed the unusual craft on I-270 and on the Beltway around D.C.
Writes Discover’s Bad Astronomy:
Last week, over the Middle East, people were shocked to see a bright fan of light moving across the sky, which suddenly turned into a gigantic glowing spiral! This is not just some uncorroborated eyewitness story; there’s video.
Pretty cool, huh? People are claiming it’s a spaceship… and they’re right. But it’s not an alien spaceship. It’s from Russia.
Would you be brave enough to journey to the black, endless bottom of the sea and mess with a mysterious cylinder resting there? Via the Huffington Post:
A mysterious cylindrical object is sitting 300 feet at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, and nobody knows what it is — yet. Deep sea divers using remote-controlled cameras are heading to the site on Friday. They’ll try to determine the exact identity of the object, which side-scan sonar first revealed in June 2011.
In what’s been compared to an episode of “The X-Files,” Peter Lindberg, captain of the Ocean Explorer, and his co-researcher Dennis Asberg made global headlines last year when they presented sonar images of a nearly 200-foot-wide circular anomaly.
This soon to be released documentary explores the connections between the United States military, government disinformation campaigns and Unidentified Flying Objects. Based on the book Mirage Men by Mark Pilkington.
Henry Hanks reports on an apparent disconnect between sci-fi geeks and belief in UFOs and other unexplained phenomena, at CNN’s GeekOut blog: I was surprised, leading up to this weekend’s top grossing…
Peter Farquhar writes on the Daily Telegraph (AU):
Either we aren’t alone, or it’s nigh time NASA fixed its dodgy cameras. For the third time this year, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has returned an image of a giant UFO hovering near, or feeding off the Sun. Maybe …
In recent years, SOHO has found an extended role as a predictor of solar weather activity, helping scientists on Earth prepare for radiation bursts sent our way by solar flares. On the SOHO homepage, fans can access all sorts of Sun-related data, including images that have been built from observations from any of the dozen or so instruments onboard SOHO, and videos …
Here’s the active SOHO observer, YouTube User rob19791:
Richard Dolan is a leading authority in UFO studies and the author of the extraordinarily well-researched two-volume work, UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973. A trained historian…
A fascinating collection via the Daily Mail of colored marker renderings (accompanied by portrait photographs) created by victims of alien abduction, attempting to depict what they believe they experienced: Cynthia says, “When…
John Ventre, director of the Mutual UFO Network, also called MUFON, appeared on “Anderson” to discuss the high number of documented UFO sightings in North America, and said the government is definitely involved.
Are aliens shuttling in to confess their sins? Is the Pope returning to his home planet? A tourist’s video purports to show a saucer-like shape disappearing behind the obelisk building:
These unidentified flying objects have been filmed in the Vatican City on 04/15/2012 / 15.04.2012. An Italian woman has tested her new Nikon camera, these UFOs were later discovered on the video.
Yahoo News on strange nighttime occurrences in Connecticut. I’m extremely disappointed that the police investigation was called off: The Republican-American of Waterbury reports that a person driving in Litchfield at about 2…
Findings suggest that aliens encounters are a form of vivid dreaming that can be coached. An alternate interpretation would be, it is possible to contact aliens through the dreamworld. Life’s Little Mysteries…
Remembering Paranormal Pioneer John Keel With Doug Skinner | The Disinfocast with Matt Staggs: Episode 04
In this episode of The Disinfocast, we discuss the late John Alva Keel. He is best remembered as the author of The Mothman Prophecies, a classic work of Fortean reportage. The book painted an eery portrait of a tiny town besieged by inexplicable incidents: sightings of a moth-like creature with glowing red eyes, strange lights in the sky and midnight visits from men in black. Keel began his investigation as an outsider, but was soon drawn into the dark orbit of the mothman.
Keel achieved some amount of public recognition when his book became the basis of a 2002 movie of the same name starring Richard Gere, but the public at large had no idea that Keel’s encounter with the mothman was only one small part of an incredibly strange, adventurous life. Keel, a veteran writer of the weird, was well-known within the ranks of forteana for his writings on UFOs, conspiracies and strange mysteries discovered in the furthest corners of the globe.
Keel’s later years were tough ones. As he grew older, his career suffered. So did his health. Thankfully, he was not completely alone. A small circle of friends and admirers stood by his side. One of them was Fortean writer and professional composer Doug Skinner. Skinner, a close friend of Keel’s, is here to talk with us on the latest episode of The Disinformation Company’s official podcast, The DisinfoCast.
After several days, Russian scientists are at a loss as to what this structure could be. The Telegraph reports:
The U-shaped object, resembling a silvery dome, is currently under inspection by Russian experts, after being covertly removed under cover of night from the possession of villagers who found it. After discovering the device on Sunday, locals from the village of Otradnesnky had managed to drag the “UFO fragment” from the thick forest where it had fallen.
The device has not [been] confirmed as of yet. However, the object does not come from a rocket or missile or is in any way associated with terrestrial space technology, it has been announced. Speculation that it had come from a bungled Kazakhstan rocket or satellite launch was denied.
Experts have also examined the object to determine whether it poses a hazard [but] “found no radiation.” Part of the fragment is made of ultra-strong titanium…
An Austrian farmer went searching for his cat and found what many believe to be a UFO — what else would be buried at the bottom of a secret tunnel in the…
The morning traffic report from Phoenix’s West Valley on Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV takes a turn towards the weird:
Via Russia Today:
An unidentified metal sphere has plunged from the sky on unsuspecting villagers in northern Brazil, causing an uproar. According to eyewitnesses, the UFO weighs about 50 kilograms and measures roughly one meter in diameter.
I got an early Christmas present last year: a package from Los Angeles cartoonist Mike Jasorka. Inside was the fruit of his efforts and my $20 Kickstarter pledge: December 3rd 1967: An Alien Encounter, a graphic novelisation of the strange case of Herbert Schirmer, a Nebraska state patrolman who claims to have been taken aboard an alien spacecraft.
I commend it to all wrong-thinking disinfonauts everywhere, for several reasons, but mostly aesthetic. The black and white panels occasionally splashed with dramatic colour ensures that the 50+ page book is a visually compelling artefact.
It also arrives with a CD, a word for word adaptation from the found audio of Schirmer at a 1970’s UFO conference in Florida, making it simultaneously an aural event (surely a first for a graphic novel, but fanboys will no doubt correct me). Finally, there’s the story: of Schirmer’s childhood upbringing that leads him to become a police officer, what happened that very night on duty and why even after countless ridicule, he stuck next to the unbelievable truth. Herbert’s heart-felt story speaks of his childhood upbringing that leads him to become a police officer, what happened that very night on duty and why even after countless ridicule, he stuck next to the unbelievable truth …
Maybe Jack Nicholson was right after all. Via Yahoo News: Leonid Ksanfomaliti, an astronomer based at the Space Research Institute of Russia’s Academy of Sciences, analyzed photographs taken by a Russian landing…
Is 2012 starting off as it should? Several people filmed video of strange objects in the sky in Essex earlier in January. Via Phenomenica: Six suspected unidentified flying objects (UFOs) were reportedly…
The Week highlights NASA’s desire to squelch yet another bit of fun. First here’s the video footage that got certain people all excited:
Possibly the most viewed and discussed UFO incident thus far in early 2012, though of questionable validity:
New sighting of two fast moving UFOs caught on video in Scotland. Recorded on a dashboard mounted camera from one of the Scottish mountain rescue teams.
Via KSN TV:
COWLEY COUNTY, Kansas — Residents in Cowley County are still talking about a mystery craft, seen being towed down US 77 Monday.
Sitting inside Lindly’s Appliance Store, Kammi Root is used to seeing large machinery towed down US 77. But what she saw Monday afternoon is something she won’t soon forget. “There was this funny sphere that went through on this big trailer and my first thought was, ‘That looks like a UFO,’” said Root.