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London museum planned to 'shoot and steal Nessie'

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David Clarke was astonished by the Nessie files.
At a time when sightings of the nation's most elusive inhabitant were treated with gravity by British officialdom, it was a fiendish plan to snatch her from under Scottish noses.

Newly discovered documents have revealed how the National History Museum (NHM) in London appealed to so-called bounty hunters to help secure the carcase of the Loch Ness monster, according to a new book.

It claims the files, dating back to the 1930s, show staff at the institution were keen to steal a march on museums in Scotland and around the world by exhibiting all - or part - of the beast's remains.

Although Nessie now occupies a prized place in Scottish mythology alongside flying haggis and Brigadoon, the correspondence from the museum's archives demonstrate the seriousness with which early rumours of her existence were treated.

In 1934, a year after the first sightings of a supposedly mysterious creature lurking in the loch's depths, the book claims, an NHM employee made clear it would be keen to trump institutions such as Edinburgh's Royal Scottish Museum (RSM).
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Hovering 'UFO' found in a 16th Century painting in Romanian monastery?

A strange disc pouring smoke and hovering over buildings has been found in a Romanian monastery wall painting thought to date from the 16th century

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A strange disc pouring smoke and hovering over buildings has been found in a Romanian monastery wall painting thought to date from the 16th century
A strange disc pouring smoke and hovering over buildings has been found in a monastery wall painting thought to date from the 16th century - and UFO researchers claim it is just one of many old paintings which seem to show evidence of visitors from another world.

The image is painted on the wall on a 14th century church in Sighisoara - thought to the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure on whom the Dracula legend is based.

The photograph was taken by a tourist, Catalina Borta, and sent to UFO experts at the Israeli Extraterrestrials and UFOs Research Organization (EURA).

The caption on the painting says, 'Israel, put your hope in the Lord,' and the image is thought to date from just after 1523, when the Bible was first translated into German.

UFO experts have drawn a comparison with other well-known paintings which seem to depict flying saucers, such as the 1710 painting Baptism of Christ by Aert de Gelder.
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Satellite debris or UFO? Unidentified metal sphere falls from the sky in Brazil


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.

The sphere fell on Wednesday in a village of Riacho dos Poços in Brazilian Maranhão state. No casualties were reported apart from an unfortunate cashew tree that was severed by the object as it plunged to the ground, according to MR Notícias, a Mata Roma news site.

Valdir José Mendes, 46, told police the sphere landed several meters from his house leaving a one-meter-deep hole in the yard.
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Comment: There was a similar incident in China earlier this year:

UFO landed in vegetable garden in China's Heilongjiang Province

Assuming this too was a satellite part, we have to ask why more satellites have been crashing to Earth since 2011?

Could it be because they're being knocked out of orbit by incoming meteors and comet fragments?

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27 October 1954: The day UFOs stopped football game in Florence, Tuscany

Sixty years ago a football match ground to a halt when unidentified flying objects were spotted above a stadium in Florence. Did aliens come to earth? If not, what were they?

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A sketch of UFOs over the stadium
It was 27 October 1954, a typically crisp autumn day in Tuscany. The mighty Fiorentina club was playing against its local rival Pistoiese.

Ten-thousand fans were watching in the concrete bowl of the Stadio Artemi Franchi. But just after half-time the stadium fell eerily silent - then a roar went up from the crowd. The spectators were no longer watching the match, but were looking up at the sky, fingers pointing. The players stopped playing, the ball rolled to a stand-still.

One of the footballers on the pitch was Ardico Magnini - he was something of a legend at the club and had played for Italy at the 1954 World Cup.

"I remember everything from A to Z," he says. "It was something that looked like an egg that was moving slowly, slowly, slowly. Everyone was looking up and also there was some glitter coming down from the sky, silver glitter.
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Videos of UFO experiences past two months of 2014

A tremendous surge in activity the last few weeks has enabled me to post this series once again. Some of the most interesting uploads over the last 2 months can be found on this video.

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UFOs in West Virginia: 10 witnesses, 4 low-flying UFOs, 3 big as football fields

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Unidentified Flying Objects have been spotted throughout history around the world. Widely defined as any airborne object that cannot be identified, most associate appearances of UFOs with aliens. Is the truth really out there?
A UFO sighting in southern West Virginia has been reported that not only presents multiple witnesses of the objects in question but also the witnessing of multiple unidentified flying objects during the sighting. Open Minds reported Oct. 17 that ten men working at a coal plant in Marmet, West Virginia, saw the four flying objects as a collective. Three of the UFOs were massive, the size of football fields. They were all flying extremely low to the ground - and deathly silent.

Originally reported on the Mutual UFO Network website, the actual sighting took place at 10 p.m. on October 12, 2014. It was quiet all around, according to the reporting witness. The plant had shut down. The guys had just finished some pipe repairs and were leaning against their vehicles.

One of the guys pointed at the sky. "What is that?" he asked.

Everyone looked up. The first of what would be three huge flying objects was headed toward them.
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Falling metal object mystifies New Jersey plant workers

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A 5-by-5 inch piece of metal that appears to be made of ceramic, metal and rubberlike layers fell from the sky.
Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a heavy, metallic object fall from the sky Wednesday, and they want to know where the potentially deadly projectile came from.

The employees at Secaucus Treatment Works said the 5-by-5 inch piece of metal debris hit a railing, ricocheted off a concrete tank, then hit the ground. It landed about 25 feet from where employees were working.

"It came close. It came pretty close," said employee Victor Suppa.

It "could have killed somebody, absolutely" if it hit anyone, added operations foreman Steven Bronowich.
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Satan's Hollow: Tucked away in the Ohio woods exists what some insist is a 'portal to hell'

Locals have dubbed it a "portal to hell."

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Blue Ash, Ohio
Tucked away behind the Ohio woods exists "Satan's Hollow" - a storm drain that supposedly serves as a gathering spot for devil worshipers.

"It's one of the best known, but least seen, urban legends around here," local blogger Rick Fenbers wrote. "A group of Satanists supposedly used to meet there in some type of altar room and conduct their rituals. ... They must have been pretty good, because the legend claims they managed to open a doorway to hell."

And, while it may simply sound like local folklore, some insist it's not. As WCPO-TV noted, many claim they've heard screams from inside the tunnels at night. Others say they've seen things that can't be explained.

Paranormal filmmaker David Scott published a YouTube tour of the site and said he was terrified throughout the shoot.

"This is one of the scariest locations I have ever investigated," he said.
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October 4-6: Aerial anomalies over Texas, Australia and London

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This strange light was seen hovering in the sky above Eltham in South London on Monday night
The past few weeks have seen almost daily recordings of strange aerial anomalies in the skies all over the world. These orbs or points of light hover alone or in groups, form geometric shapes, are stationary then move erratically, and do not appear to be explainable in terms of the usual suspects: planes, planets, drones, ball lightning, etc. Here are just three from October 4th, 5th, and 6th.

October 4th, El Paso, Texas, USA

The eyewitness says:

This is footage that was taken out of my own camera from inside of an apartment complex in El Paso, TX on Oct. 4th, 2014 starting at 7:16 PM. The second set of footage was taken starting at 7:29 PM. I believe these to be Unidentified Flying Objects because of the strange ways that the lights in the sky were moving. There was no perceivable wind that day. The lights took upon triangular and "V" formations throughout the footage, and at a few points, one appears to go up while the other goes down, and one goes left while the other goes right. At certain points, the UFO's began to hover until disappearing into the night's sky.

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Is this a ghost of 'the Grey Lady' of Dudley Castle, caught on camera for first time?

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The shot of the Sharington Range Tudor palace, taken from the top of Dudley Castle tower, which showed a red glow to the upper rooms and a ghostly figure in the archway beneath (inset).
She's the ghost who has supposedly haunted Dudley Castle for centuries.

Now Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper believe they have captured a chilling image of the fabled Grey Lady - after taking photos in the tourist attraction's courtyard.

A simple snap of the Sharington Range - buildings erected within the castle in the mid-1500s - oozed paranormal activity, but was hidden at the time it was taken.

Upper rooms glowed red and there, in the archway below, was a blurred figure in trademark grey.

Dean said: "We went up to the castle ruins and while we were up there we thought we'd get some pictures of the grounds.
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