High Strangeness


David Paulides in fascinating lecture: Bigfoot DNA research and missing people


Dave Paulides received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, and, has a professional background that includes twenty years in law enforcement (Three and one half years at Fremont Police and sixteen and a half years at San Jose Police) and senior executive positions in the technology sector. In 2004 he formed North America Bigfoot Search-NABS (www.nabigfootsearch.com) where his investigative and analytical experience were invaluable in researching Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings, encounters and behavior. He spent two years living among the Hoopa tribal members, listening to and recording their Bigfoot stories. The Hoopa Project is his first book, based upon his experiences in the Bluff Creek area of Northern California. David's second book, Tribal Bigfoot is a quantum step forward in Bigfoot research and allows for a common sense understanding of this elusive biped. These two books have been called the new standard for crypto research.


'UFO the size of a football field' flashed its lights over Lewisburg, Mississippi

© Angela Ashton / Cryptic Shadows Paranormal
Sighting: Ms Ashton recorded the footage in the sky over Lewisburg, Mississippi
The object was recorded by paranormal investigator Angela Ashton before appearing to shoot upwards and disappear

This extraordinary footage appears to show the flashing lights of a UFO hovering in the night sky above a woman's home.

The object was recorded by paranormal investigator Angela Ashton before appearing to shoot upwards and disappear.

She shot the strange scene above the town of Lewisburg in Mississippi, US yesterday.


UFO crash in Manitoba? Canadian military says it's "just an exercise"

Facebook photo of alleged crashed disc in Lake Winnipeg.
Social media reports of a possible UFO sighting last night near Jackhead, Man., are not true, says the Canadian Forces, which attributed the bright light people saw to an airplane from a training exercise.

On Wednesday night, several people said on Twitter and Facebook that they saw a bright light in the sky, fuelling speculation that it may have been an unidentified flying object.

The rumour became stronger when photos were posted of Canadian Forces vehicles in the area, with some people claiming the military was there to contain a UFO crash site.

But it was not a UFO at all, says Lt.-Col. Paul Davies, commanding officer 38 Territorial Battalion Group, which is involved in an Arctic Response Company Group training exercise on Lake Winnipeg this week.

Comment: The photo above was posted on "Brent Macheese's" Facebook page. Latest UFO Sightings is reporting that "taking pictures in the scene was strictly prohibited", with the army issuing threats:
These witnesses apparently saw a round object being hauled across the lake and pulled out by snowmobiles and bombardier. Eight fishermen reported the incident, but Mancheese wonders why the authorities did not let the media know if it was a plane crash.

At least one witness managed to get a photo of the craft. Unfortunately, that person has since been detained by the Canadian military.
The military exercise was planned and publicized in advance, so it doesn't look like an after-the-fact "we had it planned all along, folks, seriously" operation. You can read a MUFON report of the 'light in the sky' here.


Britain's Roswell: The truth behind the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident

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The truth is out there? The Rendlesham UFO incident is the subject of a new film
Did an extra-terrestrial craft land in a Suffolk forest during the winter of 1980? The maker of a new film, The Rendlesham UFO Incident, believes so

Dubbed "Britain's Roswell", the Rendlesham Forest incident, which took place over a series of nights in December 1980, continues to fascinate UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. It is easy to understand why. Consider the following three statements, for example:

1) "This was not some vague 'lights in the sky' sighting - the UFO actually landed." - Nick Pope, a Ministry of Defence employee from 1985 to 2006.

2) "When I arrived [at the scene], it was going in and out through the trees and at one stage it was hovering." - Sgt. Adrian Bustinza, a security police commander who investigated the incident at the time.

3) "Okay, we're looking at the thing; we're probably about two to three hundred yards away. It looks like an eye winking at you... And the flash is so bright to the starscope that it almost burns your eye." - Taken from the Halt tape, recorded on December 27 1980 by United States Air Force lieutenant colonel Charles Halt.


Giant "UFO" spotted over Arizona mountains (VIDEO)

Two Arizona residents claimed to have seen the famous "Phoenix Lights," a 1997 event in the Southwest's long history of sightings of unidentified flying objects.

Kerrie and Jeff Zakaras, residents of the town of Goodyear near Phoenix, believed they saw the famous lights on Tuesday over the Estrella Mountains, a regional park in the area.

"From our viewpoint it was kind of like a headlight, but hovering," Kerrie told ABC15.

The couple says that, despite the strange sighting, they don't believe in UFOs.

Sci-Fi and paranormal writer Alejandro Rojas certainly does, but he dismissed the recent observation.

"Those are believed to be flares dropped by the military," said Rojas.

Luke Air Force Base officials confirmed to ABC15 they were conducting training that night, involving the use of flares.

Comment: What sort of "flares" retain a clear formation with horizontal movement? Surely the Air Force can do better than that.


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.

Comment: The above still was taken from this video:


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: