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Unsealed: Alien Files... seriously?

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While searching for something interesting to watch, I stumbled across a program called Unsealed: Alien Files and my only comment is, "Seriously?"

This is one of the reasons that we have trouble getting science and journalism to take UFO reports seriously. It is one of the reasons that so many people have so little time for UFOs or who believe those seeing UFOs are deluded. This program, in the guise of a documentary, was filled with every half-baked idea, every conspiracy theory associated with UFOs, and every lousy piece of evidence available. It was horrendous.

What surprised me was that some very respectable people... Nick Pope and John Greenwald to name but two... were on it. In fact, the program that featured Pope and the UK's investigation of UFOs made some sense and provided some interesting evidence. It was clear from that program that a serious UFO investigation had been conducted by England's Ministry of Defence and that UFO information had been hidden in classified files by the authorities there.

But in another episode (they showed four in a row but luckily I was only exposed to two and a half) explained how Dwight Eisenhower, while president, had met with alien creatures*. It suggested that most of the alien races were up to no good but that one seemed to be aiding the human race. We were told that the Reptoids have a shape-shifting capability which means they can appear to be human, and that the greys have a treaty with the US to allow for animal mutilations and human abduction... Oh, and I don't want to forget the big gunfight in the hidden base at Dulce, New Mexico in which dozens of US service members were killed.
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Airbus pilot reveals near miss with UFO over Berkshire countryside

Airbus320 UFO Miss
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Investigators have been unable to trace or established what the ‘bright silver rugby ball shaped’ object, which came within feet of the cockpit, was.
A pilot has told how his passenger jet came with feet of being hit by a UFO while flying at 34,000 feet over the Berkshire countryside.

The captain was so convinced that the "rugby ball" shaped object would smash into the Airbus that he ducked as it headed towards the cockpit.

The pilot reported the incident to air traffic control and checked the aircraft's instruments immediately after it shot past, but there was no sign of the mystery object.

It appeared so suddenly out of a left hand side cockpit window, that the aircrew had no time to take evasive action, before it passed within a few feet of the jet, The Telegraph reports.

An investigation by the aviation authority has been unable to establish an earthly explanation for the UFO, which was described by the captain as bright silver with a metallic construction and "cigar/rugby ball like" in shape.
Question

Photographer captures 'ghost' on camera

Ghost?
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Did you see this ghost on NYE?
Possible evidence of paranormal activity near the Houses of Parliament on New Year's Eve has baffled experts after a 'ghost' appeared in a photo.

Stunned photographer Jules Anna only noticed the spooky sight of a transparent figure looking over the River Thames near Westminster Bridge, London, when he got home.

"Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I can't explain it," he said.

"There was no one there when I took the photographs and it is not a double exposure or a long exposure. I have shown it to five or six other people and they cannot explain it either."
Question

Elaborate crop circle discovered on Californian farm

Salinas Valley CC1
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Mulder no longer has to convince Scully - the truth may have invaded the Salinas Valley.

Alien theorists and curious onlookers alike flocked to Chualar today after a video hit YouTube this morning depicting what looks like an extraterrestrial imprint in a field near just off Chualar Canyon Road.

In a two-minute-plus video shot in the pre-dawn hours, a pair of men chatter in excited whispers as they drive up upon a flattened series of circles and paths in the field.

Climbing the barbed wire fence, one climbs up on a yellow water tank and says in hushed tones, "There it is. There it is. There it is. Do you see it?"
Evil Rays

Mystery of the 1978 Bell Island Boom: Ball lightning, melted power lines and other weird electrical stuff in Newfoundland


An artist's impression of the ball lightning seen by many local residents on Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1978
Was it ball lightning, an overhead meteor explosion or a test of a top secret electromagnetic weapon of some kind? What caused the explosive phenomenon on Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1978 that electrocuted livestock, melted power lines, and produced floating orbs of fire? Enough energy was released that day to set off the American nuclear test watch satellites, and weapons researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory soon showed up at the site. CBC Reporter, Rick Seaward, was at the scene in 1978. He investigates the mysterious phenomenon and the shadowy events that followed in this broadcast from the following year.

Part 1


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Ball lightning strikes twice in southern Russia?

Signs Supplement: Fortean Fire

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Poltergeist behaviour haunts St. John's family


A doll that won't stay in the same location and other strange happenings are giving a St. John's family goosebumps.

Judy Ryan, her partner and her four sons moved into a home in the East Meadows neighbourhood in the east end of St. John's last month. The house - built in the 70s - is an ordinary home in a nice neighbourhood, but Ryan's son Julian noticed strange things happening shortly after the move.

A small yellow doll that Julian, 17, made in Home Ec class ended up on his pillow instead of in the nightstand where it was usually kept.

"I tried to talk to Julian, it's nothing, maybe he's hallucinating. I came downstairs because he was afraid to come down and I came in his room and you have to understand his doors were locked into his basement in-law apartment right?" Ryan said.

"When I came down and I shook the bed covers looking for the doll, underneath the pillow and I couldn't find it, so I looked under the bed. It wasn't under the bed so I started opening the drawers and it's back in the drawers, so I took the doll. As I entered the room I had these shivers come up my spine and it was just really creepy, you get goosebumps like I have right now cause I'm in his room."

She hid the doll again in the library area of the house.
Question

Iceland's hidden elves delay road projects

Elf house
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Elf house.
Reykjavik - In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the "hidden folk" - thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland's wilderness.

So perhaps it was only a matter of time before 21st-century elves got political representation.

Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church.

The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact - including the impact on elves - of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers.

And it's not the first time issues about "Huldufolk," Icelandic for "hidden folk," have affected planning decisions.

They occur so often that the road and coastal administration has come up with a stock media response for elf inquiries, which states that "issues have been settled by delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves living there have supposedly moved on."
UFO

Terrified airline pilot DUCKS as he sees UFO heading straight to cockpit

The captain of the packed Airbus A320 spotted the silver object heading straight for the cockpit as his plane flew above Berkshire

© Reuters
A terrified airline pilot ducked to avoid a UFO he feared was going to smash into his plane at 34,000ft.

The captain of the packed Airbus A320 spotted the silver object heading straight for the cockpit as his plane flew above Berkshire.

He was looking out of the left window a split second before the bizarre incident.

A safety report said: "As he turned to look ahead, he perceived an object travelling towards them at what appeared to be the same level, slightly above the flight deck windscreen.

"Having very little time to focus, he was under the apprehension that they were on a collision course with no time to react.

"His immediate reaction was to duck to the right and reach over to alert the first officer; there was no time to talk to alert him."
UFO

Multiple UFO orbs over Mexico and Maricopa County, Arizona

"This fleet of glowing orbs was seen this week in Mexico coming from the Pacific Ocean and made it on prime time TV", says Scott Waring author of UFO Sightings Daily

Question

10 unexplained mysteries from Arkansas

Don't let the serenity of the Arkansas landscape fool you. The Natural State has more than enough of its dark secrets and skeletons in the closet to ruin the serenity. Read on to find out the 10 creepiest.

10. Old Mike
In the early 1900s, down in Nevada County, the man who would come to be known as "Old Mike" was a familiar face in and around the city of Prescott. A traveling salesman, he would swing by each month to sell stationery to homes and local businesses. He occasionally stayed overnight, but he always left the following day on the afternoon train.

One day, residents found Mike lying motionless under a tree. He had apparently passed away the night before. Knowing him only by his first name - and after a postmortem search failed to turn up any identification - the townspeople did the only sensible thing they could think of. They embalmed him and put his corpse on display outside of the local funeral home.
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