Wed, 05 Mar 2008 10:12 CST
One thing's for sure when it comes to a mysterious object over the skies of Prince Edward Island: No one knows what it was -- not even the UFO experts.
Chris Rutkowski, research co-ordinator for Ufology Research in Manitoba, said the object trailing a dark, spiraling plume behind it in January over the island is not a UFO.
But Rutkowski is at a loss to identify exactly what it was an islander captured on video and that left the entire country guessing as to its origin.
"We're puzzled," Rutkowski said in an interview late Monday. "But we're fairly certain it was terrestrial phenomena."
The non-profit UFO organization began investigating the strange sighting after islander Marie Ford sent them video footage she'd shot of the dark plume.
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 00:00 CST
Residents in a Polk County community are demanding help in getting rid of vultures that are ripping shingles off rooftops and chewing rubber linings of car doors and windows.
City officials said little can be done about the hundreds of black and turkey vultures because they are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
City Attorney Sean Parker said vultures have additional protection under a bird-sanctuary ordinance adopted by Bartow in the 1950s.
Officials said scaring off the vultures could be considered a violation and could result in fees of up to $500 a day.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 03:11 CST
A north east Wales resident has called for an explanation after spotting a UFO.
The man, who did not want to be named, claims to have seen a strange object in the sky above Overton, near Wrexham, at about 6am on Friday.
This is the latest in a string of UFO sightings in the Wrexham area in recent months, prompting one flying saucer enthusiast to dub the region "a UFO hot spot".
In July last year, the Evening Leader had its largest ever internet response to a video, posted on its website, of 'UFOs' which had been seen by a number of people over Borras.
This is Local London
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 02:44 CST
A man who spotted a UFO in the skies above Woodford Green believes there is a conspiracy to cover up "something strange" about Woodford.
The Ministry of Defence has appealed for calm after sightings over Woodford Green last weekend.
Two residents have contacted the Guardian saying they saw a strange object flying through the sky above the Winston Churchill statue.
Construction worker Darrell Greenway, 19, told the Guardian he believes it could indicate that an alien invasion is about to happen.
A government spokeswoman said residents should not be alarmed by the sighting, but Mr Greenway is convinced that what he saw was a hostile alien craft.
The Seoul Times
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 02:38 CST
Student was left shocked when she checked her tourist snaps of the London skyline - and spotted what looks like a flying saucer.
University Of Exeter academic Karolina-Slavka Mueller was in London for the weekend, when she took some shots with her camera phone of the sights.
But when she looked back at the January 19 night time pictures of Tower Bridge and the London Eye, she was shocked to see an apparent UFO.
And experts claim it is the real thing.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 10:22 CST
Nine experienced cross-country skiers hurriedly left their tent on a Urals slope in the middle of the night, casting aside skis, food and their warm coats.
Clad in their sleepwear, the young people dashed headlong down a snowy slope toward a thick forest, where they stood no chance of surviving bitter temperatures of around minus 30 degrees Celsius.
Baffled investigators said the group died as a result of "a compelling unknown force" -- and then abruptly closed the case and filed it as top secret.
Sun, 17 Feb 2008 17:33 CST
Syracuse, New York -- In the upcoming movie, Be Kind Rewind
, Jack Black plays a man who becomes "magnetized" and erases all the tapes in the video store where he works. Joseph Falciatano III can relate.
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Joe, 12, began calling himself "Magneto Man" last year, after his teachers concluded that his presence could crash the school computers.
"Another student could use a computer, and it would be fine. But if Joe was on it, weird things started to happen," said Marie Yerdon, computer lab teacher at Lura Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski. "I think there's something in his body chemistry, something in his makeup, that causes the computers to go haywire."
Sun, 02 Mar 2008 13:05 CST
Group investigates reported sightings
Greg Berghorn and Mark Petty say their Framingham-based group, the Massachusetts Mutual UFO Network, looks into 50 reports of UFO sightings from across the state each year.
The craft was at a very low altitude and moving very slowly in the chilly air above Woburn last November. One witness said she saw the object as she was turning her car onto an exit ramp, and described it as having a triangular shape, three large white lights on the side, and a red light in its center.
Mystified, the woman, whose name was not released for confidentiality reasons, went home and filed an online report with the Massachusetts Mutual UFO Network, a Framingham-based nonprofit organization that investigates sightings of unidentified flying objects across the state.
South China Morning Post
Sat, 01 Mar 2008 12:59 CST
Most people dismiss studies of UFOs and extra-terrestrials (ETs) as nothing more than pseudo-science based on myths, hearsay and wild imaginations, but Don Mak Ho-ting, 23, does not agree.
The talkative event organiser believes the issue of aliens and flying saucers needs to be scientifically studied by academics from a wide range of disciplines.
"Most people think UFOs and ETs are nothing more than science-fiction plots. Most of the talk about aliens is confined to playful jokes about their funny-looking appearances. Instead of being make-believe and lacking any scientific evidence, the study of aliens is a serious academic pursuit spanning subjects like physics and astrology," said Mr Mak, one of the members of the Hong Kong UFO Club. He was a guest speaker on a local radio programme about supernatural beings for two years.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 05:52 CST
June 21, 1954 -- Ridgeway, Ontario: A couple spotted a UFO while driving near Lake Erie. The UFO was metallic, shaped like a flattened sphere and the witnesses chased it in their car. When the car crossed the UFO's path, the car stalled. The UFO landed in the woods nearby and the car could only be restarted after pushing it some distance away.
May 1967 -- Vauxhall, Alta.: A couple saw a lit object in the sky. During the sighting, the headlights of their car flickered. Another motorist's engine failed during the sighting.
Winter 1995 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba: A car driving northbound to Selkirk stopped dead on the highway. The ignition failed repeatedly. A disc-shaped UFO hovered over the car for 15 seconds, then disappeared. After the departure of the object, the car functioned again.