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Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village

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Villagers collected the contents of the "fish shower" into buckets and enjoyed an unusual free meal.
The edible fish fell during a storm and are believed to have been lifted out of a river during a strong wind.

Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heavy falling and found scores of fish with a total weight of 50kg (110lbs).

It is not the first such incident in Sri Lanka - in 2012, a case of "prawn rain" was recorded in the south.

Scientists say that "fish rain" usually occurs when swirling whirlwinds over relatively shallow water develops into waterspouts and sucks in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and even frogs.

The marine life can be carried long distances by buffeting clouds even when the waterspout stops spinning.
Question

B.C. hiker films possible sasquatch in mountains near Squamish

Possible Sasquatch
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Screen grab of Youtube video taken by M Lamont of what he describes as a possible Sasquatch sighting in the Tantalus Mountain range near Squamish, B.C.
A B.C. man who claims he filmed a possible sasquatch while hiking in the Tantalus Range near Squamish, B.C. two years ago is getting thousands of hits on YouTube after recently uploading the footage.

The video shows a black dot of a figure apparently moving up the slope of a snow covered mountain.

"I can't see it very well," Lamont says into the camera lens. "It's this little black dot walking in the middle of the snow in the middle of nowhere."

The video is intriguing because the shape does appear to be moving up the mountain.

"If that's human why would you walk up that ridge or that snow line?" Lamont asks. "Why would he not just go straight down?"
MIB

'Ghost' appears to run through fans during football match in La Paz, Bolivia

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Spooky: Footage captures the silhouette running at speed and through those in its path
Football spectators have been spooked by a ghostly figure that appears to run through fans during a match in Bolivia.

The unexplained shadow glides quickly through the stands during a game in Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, Bolivia, on Thursday night.

It even appears to run straight through a barrier at speed.
UFO 2

Self-confessed skeptic snaps photo of UFO over Caloundra, Australia

UFO Australia
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A contributed photo of a UFO taken over the Caloundra/Pelican Waters area looking north.
A commercial pilot with more than 30 years' experience has been left scratching his head over mysterious lights he saw over Caloundra on Good Friday.

The pilot, who does not want to be identified, said he had never seen anything through the cockpit window that compared to the experience.

It has the self-confessed "world's greatest sceptic" questioning everything he believes about UFOs.
UFO 2

Nick Pope: Why I believe aliens landed in a Suffolk forest


Nick Pope argues in his book that the 'Rendlesham Forest Incident' begs more questions than the establishment has so far answered
* MoD expert has worked with the two closest witnesses - both servicemen - of the unexplained phenomenon in 1980

* One recalls seeing a metal craft that could travel at 'impossible' speed

* Radiation levels in the area were measured at well above the norm

* The two witnesses wrote logs about the incident which they claim were later disappeared as part of a cover-up

* Staff Sergeant Jim Penniston touched the craft and claims to have 'downloaded' a message from the future in binary code

* The 'ship' was seen on three consecutive nights, including by the officer who was second-in-command of the base

Something eerie stirred in the Suffolk forest. Bright lights were flashing red, blue, white and yellow, piercing the darkness just beyond the perimeter of the U.S. Air Force base. Airman John Burroughs, on patrol in the early hours, went to investigate, the hairs on his arms standing on end with the static electricity that suddenly filled the air, his radio mysteriously malfunctioning.

Ahead, a small clearing among the trees shone as bright as day . . .

And so began a mystery that has lasted a third of a century, the truth of what took place remaining as elusive now as it was on that Boxing Day in 1980. Did an alien space ship land, as the world's UFO-hunters, ET-watchers and X-Files fans have always been desperate to believe?
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New images from space appear to show Loch Ness monster is 'alive'

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Fresh sightings of the Loch Ness monster from space.
Amazing new images taken from space appear to show something swimming below the surface of the world's most famous loch.

There had been fears that Nessie could have died after more than a year without a verified sighting.

But today's fresh pictures have again peaked the excitement of Nessie enthusiasts everywhere - especially after experts ruled out the possibility it is a sunken ship.

The images were captured by two different amateur hunters scanning different satellites transmitting images of the earth from space - Peter Thain of Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland and Andy Dixon from Darlington, County Durham.

The creature was spotted just outside the village of Dores, on the south shore of Loch Ness.

The images were beamed from Apple's satellite map app and could only be viewed on some ipads and iphones.
Question

U.K. residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

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The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks.
Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate "the new Roswell", after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Jo Collier was among those who saw a burning orange light in the sky shortly after 8pm, and likened it to the infamous UFO incident in New Mexico in 1947, which sparked numerous conspiracy theories.

She said: "I was at my mum's in Rudloe and my other half came running up the road shouting there was something falling out of the sky.

"It was like this big orange glow, absolutely huge, and the tail was bright, bright orange.

"I have looked online at The Sky at Night website and I can't see any meteors or comets in our vicinity. It wasn't an aeroplane, because it was going down; I think it went over the fields in Box.

"I event tweeted Dara Ó Briain, but he didn't reply.

"I honestly don't know what it was but it was definitely a strange phenomena in the sky that was travelling quite fast at a really strange angle.

"A lot of other people saw it, everyone's talking about it. I thought we're going to have the government round with the men in black to wipe our minds. They're all saying Rudloe is the new Roswell."
Airplane

Wichita's mystery in the sky

Mystery Plane
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Kansas - Jeff Templin is a amateur photographer. He says he's seen it all until now. While taking pictures of wildlife back in February, something caught his eye. He said it looked like an unusual contrail.

"Right over the city, clear as a bell," said Templin. "Anyone that was looking up would have seen it. You don't usually see military or even civilian aircraft's jets that leave contrails making those kind of severe departures off of the given route."

Templin says the aircraft made several; severe 180 degree turns in the sky in the shape of an "S", even more unusual.

"Absolutely silent, no sound," he said.

So he snapped a few photos and took it home.

"When I put it on my computer and processed them, I was surprised to see this triangular shape that is not like anything you typically see," he said.

Templin says he's a big fan of air planes, so there was no doubt what he saw wasn't....we'll you know.

"It was one of ours or at least man made for sure, so unidentified yes, but alien, no," he said.

We reached out to several aviation experts, including McConnell. The base told us they were unable to identify the aircraft. They did say it could be a B-2 Bomber, but couldn't confirm it. And if it was, it wasn't one of theirs.

There are several theories out there on the internet of what the object could be, but for now the aircraft in the sky remains a mystery.
Question

Is this a jellyfishnado? Possible jellyfish remains found after Smithfield "mini tornado"

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© Peter Burgess
This mysterious blob of slime is believed to be a jellyfish left in the wake of a "mini tornado", which struck Smithfield on Saturday.
Mysterious blobs of slime have been found in a park on a quiet, suburban Cairns street and even experts are baffled.

The blobs resemble jellyfish but a scientist couldn't confirm their identity from photos taken by a shocked Smithfield man.

On Saturday, Peter Burgess was sitting on his back veranda watching the rain when conditions intensified and what he described as a "mini tornado" struck.

"Suddenly it was extremely windy to the point where I was frightened and ran inside," he said.

"It was exactly what I'd experienced in Sydney (in December 2005) and what was reported after ex-tropical cyclone Oswald, which created mini tornadoes sporadically down the coast.

"There were incredibly strong winds and a noise like a jet engine."
Bomb

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Submarine fails to find trace of missing plane on second dive

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The Bluefin-21 failed to find any object of interest in its first mission.
The Bluefin-21 submarine has been deployed on its second mission in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after data from its first dive failed to find any trace of the plane.

The autonomous underwater vehicle was sent on its second underwater journey on Tuesday night, leaving from the Australian vessel Ocean Shield.

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre said data from Bluefin-21's first mission had not captured any debris or other objects of interest.

The unmanned submarine's first mission had to be cut short after it exceeded its depth limit of 4,500 metres and an inbuilt safety feature brought it back to the surface.

Comment: MH370 appears to have disappeared without a trace. Unfortunately, SOTT doesn't share Mr. Mearns's confidence that wreckage will be found.

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