High Strangeness


UFO landed in vegetable garden in China's Heilongjiang Province

UFO in garden
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UFO or part of a Russian Rocket?
Residents in Mengchang village in the province of Heilongjiang were stirred Friday when three unidentified flying objects fell from the sky and landed into a vegetable garden.

The Yi'an county government confirmed that unidentified objects - metallic balls half-covered by a layer of jagged edge - dropped from the sky.

"Villagers in Mengchang heard a loud noise and then saw big ball of fire falling from the sky and into a vegetable garden," the county government said.

"I saw a huge ball of fire, I thought it was a meteorite. I hid inside my house and waited until the object has landed," said one villager who lives near the vegetable farm.

However, a report on Saturday said the unidenfied objects could be part of a Russian rocket, called Proton-M, that crashed outside of Kazakhstan's territory on Friday.

Why mysterious UFO-like lights glow in Hessdalen, Norway

Hessdalen lights

Hessdalen light photographed in 1998.
As a name, Hessdalen may be more familiar to UFO watchers than scientists. The valley in Norway is prone to "strange, hovering, flashing balls of lights" best attributed, as some believe, to alien origins. Now scientists say they're on the verge of an explanation: The valley is a giant natural battery.

But first, let's set the scene, as Caroline Williams does wonderfully in her piece about the Hessdalen phenomenon for New Scientist. On a cold, dark Norwegian night about a dozen times a year, you might see this:

Sometimes the lights are as big as cars and can float around for up to 2 hours. Other times they zip down the valley before suddenly fading away. Then there are the blue and white flashes that come and go in the blink of an eye, and daytime sightings that look like metallic objects in the sky.

Comment: See also:
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UFOs captured on film near Queenstown, New Zealand

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Picturesque location, paranormal happenings: Colour In Your Life's production manager said the team didn't notice the flying objects until editing the footage they came across.
An Australian film crew believes it captured two UFOs on film near Queenstown. The Colour in your Life film crew told MailOnline they spotted the UFO while editing their footage this week.

The film crew captured the footage - of what appears to be two objects racing across the South Island sky - while filming a scene of a motorbike riding across a bridge. Colour in your Life production manager Tanita Cree told MailOnline that the team were blown away when they took a closer look at the footage.

"We were all like, what was that?" she said.

After slowing down the film, the two shapes can be seen above the trees moving across the sky and disappearing.

"It was the speed they were moving at, they just jumped out of the trees," Ms Cree said.

The production team posted the video to YouTube and shared it on their Facebook page. They got an immediate response, including from someone who said they might be ducks.

"From the trees to where I was on the bike is about a half a kilometre, if you look at the speed in real time that means that if it were birds they would have accelerated to about 4,000 kilometres an hour in one second," a member of the production team posted to Facebook.

The Colour in your Life crew was filming an episode of their art television show with interviews with artists around the South Island.

Mystery continues in North Carolina: Roof hole not from plane part

Metal Piece
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Edneyville - A piece of metal that crashed through a man's roof was not an aircraft part, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Neither the FAA nor the Henderson County Sheriff's Office has been able to tell Robert Poer exactly what the object is or how it ended up falling through his roof and into the second floor of his home.

The FAA is done with its portion of investigation, spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

"It doesn't look like I'm going to get very far for anybody to pay for it," Poer said. "It looks like I'm going to have to eat it, unfortunately."

Poer discovered the hole in his roof Monday. The Sheriff's Office began its investigation that day and will continue its attempt to figure out what happened.

"We may never know what it came from, but we're certainly still looking into it," Chief Deputy Frank Stout said.
Grey Alien

Aliens are targeting the Welsh and other Celtic tribes, claims 'abduction victim'

Hilary Porter says she has been abducted so many times she has lost count
Ufologist Hilary Porter claims that aliens are targeting the Celtic tribes

Telepathic aliens are targeting Wales in a bid to harvest our superior genetic material - that's according to "abduction victim" Hilary Porter.

While Hilary's stories may sound outlandish or unbelievable, she dismisses those who scoff for being closed minded.

The 67-year-old sought-after speaker and ufologist is claiming a stretch of road between Swansea and Cardiff is a "hotspot" of alien activity.

Hilary says she was so traumatised by her abduction that she was too scared to return to Wales for four decades.
Arrow Down

Strange object falls from the sky at high speed in Minnesota

A man in the United States says that he was sitting quietly watching TV when a UFO smashed through his window and landed in his TV.

Bob Urman from Saint Paul, Minnesota, said that the strange object flew so fast that it broke through his double pane window, broke glass all over the floor and was so hot that it burned his carpet.

And now some are speculating that the object really did come from space, and might have been a piece of junk falling out of orbit onto the Earth.

"It scared the living heck out of me," said Urman, according to Kare11.

'Flying Dorito' in West Texas skies

What's that in the sky over Amarillo?

"It was the strangest thing I've seen, as far as aviation," said Dean Musket, part of the motley crew of airplane buffs who sits down at an airport restaurant in this West Texas city and looks up.

"They are aviation junkies," waitress Erin Williamson said. "They love it."

And they are seeing things you can't see anywhere else.

Military aircraft cruise over Amarillo like sharks looking for baitfish.

"If you're flying east, west, or vice-versa across the United States, you're probably flying over Amarillo," Steve Douglass said.

A group that might be called the "interceptor club" watches everything military that flies over. But back in March, they spotted three craft they'd never seen before, about six miles up.

"We had captured something completely unique," Douglass said.

Texas strange aircraft
© WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth
A group of plane watchers saw three unidentified aircraft flying in formation above Amarillo, Texas, in March. The Air Force has not said what the aircraft were.
It was trianuglar, like a stealth bomber... but not a stealth bomber.

"The back edge was smooth like a Dorito," Douglass said. "It wasn't jagged."

A few weeks later, the same shape was snapped by another spotter in Kansas.

Comment: See also: Wichita's mystery in the sky


Did aliens leave their mark at a station in the Australian outback?

Strange Mark
© Herald Sun
Muckaty Station, 110km north of Tennant Creek, has been home to various UFO sightings over the years but now an unexplained marking has appeared on the land. Station manager Ray Aylett has said he thinks the spot is a crop circle. “There’s no other explanation,” he said.
Muckaty Station, 110km north of Tennant Creek, has been home to various UFO sightings over the years but now an unexplained marking has appeared on the land.

Station manager Ray Aylett has said he thinks the spot - pictured on our front page today - is a crop circle.

"There's no other explanation," he said.

"Other ground around there is rough and in the circle it's all smooth."
Cloud Lightning

Lightning can select and pursue its victims, legends say

Lightning is the natural force that in any epoch was really scary for people as its strikes bring destruction, death and fires, and leave millions of people deeply shocked.

When the lightning-conductor was invented and tested at the cost of lives of several physicians, the euphoria caused by the apparent triumph was immense. But was the invention the real triumph over the natural forces? That was not a final triumph at all, and we see that every year the number of people killed or injured with lightning is increasing. In France, about one million of lightning stokes are registered every year, and they bring death to dozens of people and some 10,000 cows.

It is not ruled out that the number of victims killed with lightning strikes would be higher if the lightning-conductor were not invented. However, this invention is not an absolutely effective protection from lightning. To be more exact, lightning-conductors wonderfully protect us from "disruption from the clouds", in other words from what lighting was believed to be after electricity was opened.

It is known that lightning obeys to majority of laws on the spread of discharge, but experience shows that not all of them and not always. Lightning consists of electric discharge and something else besides electricity. Otherwise, people do not know exactly what electricity is. Majority of weather forecasts precisely name the days when lightning is possible, but there is hardly a forecast that can predict how lightning will behave in this or that case. What is more, lightning behavior is in most cases beyond understanding indeed.

Most famous anomalous zones of Russia

Tunguska anomaly, Krasnoyarsk region

Tunguska event - an enormously powerful explosion that occurred near the PodkamennayaTunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, on June 30, 1908. A number of theories based on UFOs have claimed that theTunguska event was the result of the activities of extraterrestrial beings and the Tunguska event is often referred to as "the Russian Roswell". The area has become a centre of a number of Siberian anomalies, and there are dozens of hypotheses on the reason for the blast.

Officially, the blast is believed to have been caused by an air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment at an altitude of 5 - 10 km above the Earth's surface. The energy of the blast was about 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and about one-third the power of the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated.