High Strangeness


US: New Year's Eve lights: UFOs or too much revelry?

It was New Year's Eve, after all, and people may be in altered states where they see lots of strange things.

But three groups of San Diegans swear they were sober enough to report seeing strange orange-yellow lights in the sky about 30 minutes after midnight. And the National UFO Reporting Center said Tuesday it got enough "similar reports from across the country" to warrant a follow-up investigation.

Ryan Keegan and his wife, Rachael, were leaving a friend's party at their apartment complex in Bay Park about 12:30 a.m. when they saw the unidentified objects. They went in and got their friends and took pictures with a cell-phone camera.

"We saw four orange lights in a square and right behind there were three orange lights in a triangle," said Keegan, who is in the home-financing business and whose wife is a kindergarten teacher. "There was no sound, no flashing lights, no vapor trail, just solid lights."


It's Raining Fish And Frogs: Mysterious falls from the sky

Throughout the strange history of America, there have been many bizarre instances recorded when things have fallen from the skies that simply do not belong there. There have been showers of frogs and toads, along with fish, snakes and worms. Blood has been said to fall from the heavens, as well as meat, muscle and flesh. Reports of these things and others have plagued those who search for a logical meaning in the world for centuries. The stories of such things range in believability from the logically possible to the downright incredible.

And for those who believe such things only date back to recent times, it should be noted that the earliest reports of strange falls from the sky actually appear in the Bible - the Book of Joshua in the Old Testament to be exact. According to one story, the Israelites, led by Joshua, have routed the Amorite army and are in hot pursuit of the survivors when a shower of stones fell from the sky and killed more of the enemy than died by the Israelite sword. The Bible goes on to mention other strange happenings in regards to falls from the sky, with the frogs that plagued Egypt not being the least of them.


Reporter's dream forced Britain to admit nuclear test: document

The British government was forced to admit it had sanctioned a nuclear weapons test in 1974 after a journalist dreamed one had taken place and wrote an article, newly released documents showed Friday.

Then prime minister Harold Wilson strived to keep secret the test in the Nevada desert in the United States that May, but his efforts were foiled by the unorthodox reporting methods of Daily Express journalist Chapman Pincher.

The newspaper's foreign editor, John Ellison, recounted Pincher's dream to senior Foreign Office official Crispin Tickell, who relayed the story in a memorandum to Wilson's Downing Street office.


Brit snaps UFO hovering over South-west England

London: A saucer-shaped flying object, believed to be a spaceship, has been photographed over Cornwall in South-west England.

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Kelvin's photo and, inset, enlarged view of 'flying saucer'

Kelvin Barbery, a facilities manager for schools, clicked the picture of the mystery object from a coastal path between Swanpool and Maenporth, near Falmouth.

He revealed that he did not even see the UFO at the time of clicking the picture, as he was just trying to click a sea view.


Cuba: Jude Law 'Haunted' By Frank Sinatra Ghost Raiding His Mini-Bar

Nobody likes having their hotel mini bar ransacked during a holiday.

And Jude Law is no exception, especially when the tiny tipples are being spirited away by the spectral paws of Frank Sinatra.

The Michael Caine tribute act was celebrating his 35th birthday at Havana's celebrity-infested Hotel Nacional de Cuba, when he caught Ol' Blue Eyes eyeing up the roasted peanuts in his fridge.

But the blond Mockney was reluctant to swap rooms, for fear that he was mistaking his Rat Pack ghost with the effects of one too many rum punches.

However, poor Jude was so shaken about his unexpected birthday guest, he gingerly explained the situation to the night manager, who gave him a new room.


UK: Mystery over UFO sighting

A Flintshire man is looking for answers after seeing five unexplained lights in the sky on Christmas Day.

Mr Hughes says the objects were like those captured on camera near Wrexham earlier this year.

Harry Hughes, of Grays Road, Mynydd Isa, was returning some extra chairs to the shed after enjoying Christmas dinner with his family at about 7.20pm.

He said: "I looked up and saw what looked like five bright orangey-red fireballs flying through the sky, coming from the Bodfari direction.


Wales: Berwyn UFO puzzle to be solved at last

Ministry of Defence files on what conspiracy theory fans believe may have been a UFO crash in North Wales are expected to be released next year.

The Berwyn Mountains incident sparked mystery in 1974 with unexplained lights in the sky, an earthquake and secretive men in suits.

MoD chiefs confirmed yesterday they are publishing a raft of so-called UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) files stretching back to the 1960s.

This is because of the huge number of inquiries on UFOs.

The Berwyn Mountains incident happened on January 20, 1974.


Sightings soar in South Wales UFO hot spot

Sightings of unidentified flying objects have soared in the last month, with at least two a week seen by airline pilots in South Wales.

Dancing lights, large craft and mysterious flashes are among dozens of UFOs sighted above Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys in the last few years.

And only four days ago, on the night of Christmas Day, a couple saw spherical orange lights in the sky above their home in the capital.

According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, the Ministry of Defence has looked into 13 reports of UFOs in South Wales in the past three years. Several other sightings have been posted on UFO websites but it is thought that many more go unreported.


Canada: Couple films mystery dark spiral

Environment Canada and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada can't explain just what it was a Prince Edward Island couple filmed in the Island skies on Wednesday evening.

When Tony Quigley and his wife Marie of North Tryon, just east of the Confederation Bridge, saw a dark spiral in the sky they went for the video camera.

"When we first saw it, it was going so slow. We said, is it a meteorite, or what the heck is it? So when we did start to tape, it was above the cloud and that's the part we missed," said Marie Quigley.

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Poland opens first exorcism center

Poland plans to open its first exorcism center, for those who believe they are possessed by the devil, in the town of Poczernin 30 km (18 miles) from the city of Szczeczin, Polish media said Wednesday.

Andrzej Trojanowski, a Catholic priest working in the city says the center will be equipped with a chapel and will have a psychiatrist on hand.

Trojanowski said there was a demand for the service as he deals with up to 20 people a week allegedly possessed by the devil.

The center was the idea of the Catholic Church in Poland, which already has around 50 working exorcists, and the project is expected to provide spiritual help and guidance to the needy.