High Strangeness


French nuclear power plants, drones and UFOs - oh my

Drones and other UFOs have been seen over French nuclear facilities
Several unidentified flying objects have been spotted over nuclear power plants in France and Belgium over the last few months, and the story has been all over European news.

Thus far, the media has reported that the UFOs are likely drones. However, currently, months after the sightings began, the French government still doesn't know who they belong to. Now a director of one of those nuclear power plants in France says whatever flew over his plant in October, 2014, was not a drone. It was a UFO.

According to Austrian news site ORF.at, there were 18 separate occasions UFOs were seen flying over nuclear power plants in France between early October and early November. The latest incident was announced on January 3, 2015. A nuclear power plant in Nogent-sur-Seine, southeast of Paris, reported that two security guards saw "two flying objects."

The media has reported that some authorities suspect the objects are drones flown by anti-nuclear activists to demonstrate that the plants are open to terrorist attacks via drones. However, authorities have not been able to track them. The largest anti-nuclear organizations have also denied any involvement.

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Staff and customers mystified by strange lights at Bradford pub, UK

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Landlord Barry Gallagher and bar manager Sharon Burton at the Dog & Gun in Wibsey, where mysterious lights have been caught on CCTV.
Staff and customers at a Bradford pub have been left mystified by a series of bright lights captured on CCTV.

Security cameras at the Dog & Gun, St Enoch's Road, Wibsey, have recorded bizarre white lights, dubbed 'bright disks'.

The mysterious lights have been seen almost nightly over the last three weeks, mainly in the pub's cellar and bar area.

Staff are at a loss to work out what is causing the strange after-hours light shows, which have also been spotted on cameras in the snug and near the gentleman's toilets.

Speculation in the pub is rife with everything from orbs, aliens and ghosts discussed as possible reasons.

Orbs are unexpected, typically circular phenomena which occur in flash photography - sometimes with trails indicating motion, which are especially common with modern compact and ultra-compact digital cameras.

The lights have also been spotted on footage taken during the day but staff say they mostly occur at night.

Landlord Barry Gallagher, who played for Bradford City between 1977 and 1983, says he has no idea what is causing the problems but says it has proved to be a talking point in the bar.

Grey Alien

Roswell slides: Coming in May

Kodachrome still.
The Public Reveal of the Roswell Alien Slides

What some say represents stunning visual evidence of a humanoid creature that was found crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947 will soon to be released in an international livestream event. Referred to by some as "the Roswell Slides," the Kodachrome images have now been authenticated by expert scientists and their provenance has been confirmed. During that long process many have speculated about precisely what these pictures show. People will now be able to see for themselves with the public reveal of the slides on May 5th 2015.

National Auditorium, Mexico City

The event will include presenters Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the Moon, as well as noted authors and Roswell investigators Tom Carey and Don Schmitt. Transmitted live from the 10,000 seat National Auditorium in Mexico City, the history and background context of the slides (as well as other facets of the case) will be detailed. Tom Carey, who made international news when he announced the discovery of the slides at American University in Washington, DC last month, will be providing more information and logistical details on the event shortly.

Comment: You can catch some blurred glimpses of the slides, as well as a 3D reconstruction of the figure seen in one of the slides, in this trailer for Kodachrome, a documentary by Slidebox Media coming out on May 5:


Bigfoot vs Buffalo: 4 big furry somethings caught on webcam in Yellowstone

Would you risk death-by-buffalo to pull off a Bigfoot hoax? In the following clip taken from a webcam at Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, we see four big, furry somethings (Bigfeet?) approach four buffalo in Yellowstone National Park. Well, one of them does; it's unclear what happened to the other three! All of the lit. on these critters has them just "disappearing into thin air"...

Check out ThinkerThunker's great analysis of the footage:

Original footage


John Keel: 1966 report for Playboy on visit to Bluebook, Pentagon

On April 19, 1966, John Keel visited the Pentagon, to interview Lt. Col. Maston Jacks of Project Bluebook for his projected Playboy article. They talked for two hours. John later wrote a report of the meeting, and sent copies to NICAP, APRO, Ivan Sanderson, and his editors at Playboy. I posted Jacks's response to John's initial letter of inquiry here, as well as Sanderson's response to the report; I hadn't found this report yet. John also describes a preliminary visit to NICAP, including a meeting with Major Donald Keyhoe.

The report is six pages; below are the first two. More to come!

P.S.: As William Grabowski mentions in the comments, John gives a short version of his interview with Jacks in The Mothman Prophecies. It's on page 23 of the Tor edition.

Comment: For more on John Keel, check out:

Grey Alien

Alien abduction or accidental awareness?

A recent article in the November 11 issue of Scientific American claims that alien abductions might be nothing more than "accidental awareness" caused by psychological damage inflicted upon a patient who awakens too soon while undergoing surgery. This hypothesis is presented by Anne Skomorowsky, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Psychosomatic Medicine Specialist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

I received Dr. Skomorowsky's article from a colleague who questioned if it was a joke of some kind. I did as well, until I discovered that it has been printed in a prestigious journal. The article was loosely based upon the largest collection of data on "accidental awareness" ever assembled. It had been released by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. No mention was made of alien abduction. However, Dr. Skomorowsky's article was linked to one written in 2008 by David V. Forrest, M.D., a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia. Dr. Forrest noted that frequently reported narratives of alien abduction, altered state of consciousness, uniformly colored figures with large eyes, nakedness, a high tech room, etc. resemble medical-surgical procedures. He cautioned that if surgeons and anesthesiologists are creating false memories of alien abduction, the medical community should take note of it. Dr. Skomorowsky carried this conjecture to fruition in her article for Scientific American.

Comment: This is what happens when educated professionals try to discuss things that they have not even bothered to research in depth. They may not realize it, but their 'explanations' end up looking even more ridiculous than the idea of 'alien abduction' must seem to them.


United monsters of America: Infographic shows the location of strange beasts


The map, created by artist Mark Adams, reveals the imaginary beasts that are feared the most in each state.
From the Jersey Devil to the Mothman, the US is filled with fictional creatures that have come to life in the nation's imagination.

Now one artist has decided to draw these cryptids by hand, revealing the beasts that are feared the most in each state.

'The map is a bit of a declaration of optimism and wonderment as to what might be possible on planet Earth,' artist Mark Adams told Dailymail.com.


Randy 'ghosts' prowling Welsh roads to seduce drivers, paranormal author claims

Hitchhiking ghosts could be seducing travellers on a busy road near Swansea, a paranormal investigator has claimed.

Gavin Davies, the author of Ghost Sex, says he is investigating a spate of incidents where unsuspecting drivers are seduced by hitchhiking ghouls.

One of them involved a Pembrokeshire man who told Mr Davies he was seduced by a figure disguised as a beautiful woman hitchhiking on the A40.

"I was approached by a man who did not want to be identified because it could expose him to ridicule, who told me he picked up a hitchhiker who turned out to be a ghost that seduced him," Mr Davies said.

Comment: For much more on this sort of paranormal activity check out High Strangeness: Hyperdimensions & The Process Of Alien Abduction by Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


Jagged UFO seen hovering over New York


Mysterious: The object was apparently spotted above New York
A mysterious jagged-shaped unidentified flying object has been claimed to have been spotted in the sky above New York.

The dark, disc shaped object, is filmed as it hovers in mid-air - in clear daylight.

Uploaded to YouTube on January 15, the footage last just fourteen seconds, before the YouTube user claims his phone shut down due to an unexplained overheating issue.

He also suggests that wildlife in the area were scared away by the object, which was making a mysterious noise.


UFO releasing glowing orbs into a formation in Western Massachusetts

Comment: Are we beginning to experience a spike in the High Strangeness phenomena? From the last few days:

Strange purple object in the sky over Tynemouth UK

Mysterious footage of teleporting dog that appears on motorway out of thin air