High Strangeness


UK: Exeter Housewife Sees UFO

An Exeter housewife claims she was left stunned after spotting a strangely lit, circular shaped object flying over the city.The woman, who has asked not to be named, lives in Redhills, and spotted the object between 10.50pm and 11.05pm on Sunday.

She said: "I am an ordinary, 58-year-old housewife and I know what I saw was not an aeroplane.

"I was looking out of my window towards Haldon when I saw an unusual orange light.

"I got my binoculars and went out on the balcony. The object was over Haldon and coming towards me. It was circular in shape and had lots of lashing strobe-like lights with a darker feature that seemed to change shape within the light."

Wales: Did a UFO really crash land near Wrexham?

North East Wales has been something of a hot-spot for UFO sightings in recent years, we take a look at some of the best known encounters.

A UFO Enthusiast is appealing for information from anyone who was watching the skies over Wrexham on one particular night in 1974 and who may have witnessed a very strange event.

©Evening Leader
Was this an alien space craft? North East Wales has become a hotspot for UFO sightings

Russell Kellet, a writer for Flying Saucer Review, the world's longest running UFO magazine, is particularly interested in finding out what, if anything, happened on the Llandegla Moors on the night of February 7 1974.

According to Russell, the alleged incident occurred just 15 days after the famous 'Berwyn Mountains Incident', often referred to as the 'Welsh Roswell'.

My close encounter with UFOs over Islington, UK

Surreal photos capture what one man believes are visitors from outer space darting through the skies above Islington - the second UFO spotting in the borough this year.

Dennis Gray, 33, a car dealer who lives in Sebbon Street, Islington, has told of the "deep sense of calm" he felt after capturing the startling images from his front window.

He claims he saw a floating orb and a triangle shaped craft hovering above the Angel in broad daylight.

©Islington Gazette
A ""Christ-like"" figure in the sky at top right of shot.

Comment: While this individual had "felt a comfort like no other", we recommend that a person have a detached skepticism so as not to fall sway to possible tricks induced into the mind.

Bizarro Earth

Non-Extraordinary Reactions to Extraordinary Things

Recently (October 18) the Democrat Herald, out of Albany, Oregon, carried a story about a couple who reported seeing a UFO.

However, I'm not so much interested in the UFOs itself (for now) as I am the reactions of some who think there's nothing to report.

The couple, Raye and Derral Laufer, were outside their home, having a smoke (no lame dope jokes please) and were treated to a UFO sighting:
two long, silver, bullet-shaped objects flying side-by-side across the sky. Neither object had lights or made a sound, Raye said, and they soon split up: One headed east, the other toward the northeast.

US: False Alarm in Montgomery, Alabama Plane Crash Report - unexplained loud explosions and smoke

Montgomery officials are breathing a sigh of relief this afternoon after reports of a plane crash around Hope Hull turned out to be false alarms.

Montgomery County Sheriff D-T- Marshall said his department sent up helicopters to investigate sometime before noon, but nothing was found.

Several people called the department saying they heard loud explosions and saw smoke.

Strange happenings in Basingstoke, UK skies

Strange happenings were seen in Basingstoke skies on Friday.

Several people have contacted The Gazette claiming to have seen a flurry of red lights in the sky between 10pm and 10.30pm.

Gill Dunn emailed in describing the lights as looking like "solid jellyfish".

She added: "They were silent and just as we were about to film them, the front ones dispersed and gradually they all just disappeared into thin air."

Another reader described seeing a line of red lights that looked a bit like stars at around the same time.
Bizarro Earth

Crop of circles baffles in Michigan

©The Flint Journal / Ryan Garza
Jerry Buginsky of New Haven Township, outside Owosso, stands in a mysterious, 15-foot, crop circle that appeared in his soybean field.

In 45 years of farming, Jerry Buginsky had never seen anything like it.

While cutting a field planted in clover, he noticed an odd-looking circle of dead vegetation about two feet wide.

"I paced it off in different directions," Buginsky said. "It was 10 feet in diameter on the inside, 12 feet on the outside. Everything in that (band) was dead -- the weeds, the clover, everything."


Queensland invaded by UFOs

Queenslanders are leading reporters of unidentified flying objects, with more than 100 of the 128 recorded official sightings around Australia in the past two years coming from the Sunshine State.

And according to a Queensland UFO specialist, while many sightings were ruled out as stars, planets, meteors and planes, a "significant number" remained unexplained.

UFO Research Queensland's Lee Paqui said the state's hotspots for sightings included the Glass House Mountains, Toowoomba, Warwick, Ipswich and the far north.

"The most common sightings are the orange balls, and white balls that look like stars but move and display very erratic behaviour, like they'll make right-hand turns," she said.

UFO sighted in Nakhchivan

A UFO has been sighted in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. APA's Nakhchivan bureau reports that UFO was observed in Nehrem village of Babek region in the evening on October 15.

The village residents say that the object was clearly seen for several minutes. Some filmed the UFO.

The village residents say that such objects were observed several times before, but unlike the others this time it was nearer.

A Saucerful of Secrets

Step back 40 years to the heady days of 1967 as Andy Roberts explains how the Summer of Love was in part shaped by the hippie movement's fascination with flying saucers.

©Fortean Times
Cover art from Oz No. 9, an issue which became known as Flying Saucer Oz, but horrified founder and editor Richard Neville.

Comment: Consider this article, which goes to great lengths to strongly associate all and any talk of flying saucers with the taking of hallucinogenic drugs by unstable drop-outs looking for hedonistic novelty. Then compare and contrast this with the Richard Dolan podcast. The difference could hardly be more striking.