High Strangeness


Dom Armentano: UFOs and censorship - why Cato Institute dumped me

On Jan. 10, just one day after my article on UFO secrecy appeared in this newspaper and on this Web site ("Intelligent Extraterrestrial life: The Other Inconvenient truth?" Jan. 9), I was unceremoniously dropped as a Cato Institute adjunct scholar, a position I'd held for more than 20 years.

First some background. I'm a Ph.D. economist with a national reputation in the antitrust area. I've written books, journal articles, and many dozens of op-ed articles over the years on a variety of public-policy issues. My association with the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, D. C. goes back many decades. Yet they cut me away in a heartbeat because I dared call for more government disclosure on the UFO phenomenon.


Russia: Mysterious Deaths of 9 Skiers Still Unresolved

Nine experienced cross-country skiers hurriedly left their tent on a Urals slope in the middle of the night, casting aside skis, food and their warm coats.

Clad in their sleepwear, the young people dashed headlong down a snowy slope toward a thick forest, where they stood no chance of surviving bitter temperatures of around minus 30 degrees Celsius.

Baffled investigators said the group died as a result of "a compelling unknown force" - and then abruptly closed the case and filed it as top secret.

From left, Lyudmila Dublinina, Rustem Slobodin, Alexander Zolotaryov and Zina Kolmogorova posing in early 1959.

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US: Abductees share their stories at UFO Congress

Laughlin - The water was still and reflected the night stars like a giant mirror.

It was August 1976, and four college students had set out into the Maine wilderness for a fishing trip on a lake surrounded by dense forest.

Then one of them spotted a white, round sphere hovering above the water, its surface moving like boiling oatmeal.

"What's the big deal?" one of them thought. "It's just the moon."

But his thought was quickly dismissed.

Three decades later, telling his story during the International UFO Congress Convention, Foltz still gets goosebumps on his arms when he talks about that night. After dozens of TV appearances and lectures, he says it's still painful to remember.


British Flying Saucer Bureau reports increase of sightings

As more and more satellites are sent into orbit from Earth, sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects are also on the up, having risen from 97 in 2006 to 135 in 2007.

Denis Plunkett, of Winterbourne, runs the British Flying Saucer Bureau and says that this number may make up just a fraction of the UFOs in the skies above us, once you take into consideration those sightings that are simply not reported and those that are kept secret by the Ministry of Defence.

"There was an incident in Thornbury recently where a man saw a UFO being pursued by a fighter jet - although the MoD would of course deny this.

"The object was very low to the ground and virtually soundless. The jet, of course, was not!"

The sighting in Thornbury was typical of many of those reported to be seen in the sky in 2007; slow moving, silent craft, often disc- or triangular-shaped, and frequently very low to the ground.


US Disaster Control: Firefighters in Phoenix Train for UFO Encounters?

Remember the Phoenix Lights? Everyone in the Valley of the Sun recalls the biggest UFO sighting in history and now a report from a local news station in Phoenix has revealed that local firefighters are shown that they can train for an invasion, and it is all a book used by rescue workers across the country. Now I know what some of you are already saying, but no this is not a satire article.

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A Photo of the Phoenix Lights from 1997


Nova Scotia: Phantom Ship Spotted Once Again

Tatamagouche - When Mathieu Giguere looked across Tatamagouche Bay in mid-January and saw a brightly lit ship it didn't seem like anything out of the ordinary.

The 17-year-old was used to viewing late night harbour cruises on the St. Lawrence River near his home in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, but soon he realized the bay was blocked by ice causing him to question what he was staring at.

Phantom Ship observer
©The Truro Daily News
Mathieu Giguere, a 17-year-old Katimavik participant visiting the Tatamagouche area, points to where he believes he saw the legendary Phantom Ship floating in Tatamagouche Bay.


UK UFOs: More sightings in Fenland

Stories in the Citizen about strange lights and possible UFO sightings have prompted a flood of response.

Readers have been sending in their experiences and thousands have checked out articles on the Citizen website.

One of the latest readers to give details of his experience is Graham Chapman, of Walpole Highway.

Mr Chapman said it was in his home village he saw the strange lights - the first time on Saturday, February 9.

"From the ground all you could see was a pulsating light. It was so high up that it looked no bigger than a star.


England: Was giant UFO from another dimension?

The following strange intriguing story stems from numerous emails and letters I've received from readers of this column over a space of five years.

Stephen Hodges now runs a successful business in Yorkshire, but he was 22 years of age in March 1977, unemployed, and squatting in a flat with no gas or electricity, atop of the St George's Heights tower-block, Everton.

It was Thursday, March 17, at 1.30pm when Stephen glanced out of his window and saw something his mind couldn't take in for a few moments.

A gigantic cigar-shaped object, which seemed a mile in length, was hanging among the low clouds in the east, over the Fairfield district.


England - UFO: "There is something there, I know it"

A UFO spotter is certain alien crafts are in the skies above Grantham- and fears they have sinister plans.

UFO over Grantham
©Grantham Journal

Allan Spick, 69, of Great Gonerby, has seen five UFO's in the past five years from the window of his home in Belvoir Gardens.

The most recent was in the early hours of Saturday, February 8.

He said: "They always come at the same time, 12.10am and they have three, pure white lights and a flashing red one in the corner.


Nothing As It Seems? Cylinder of Light and Great Explosion in Siberia

Emergency crews of "Tyumen'TransGaz" removed consequences of the gust in the main gas pipe located in the Khanty Mansiysk autonomous area, as reported on Sunday by Emergency and Disaster Relief Ministry of the Russian Federation.

Comment: According to the words of the witness, there was a big explosion n Nyagan town in Siberia. The blow up was accompanied with a sound of "jet plane landing". He commented that the event was big.

©Borman from Leprosorium.ru