High Strangeness

Grey Alien

Is Stephen Hawking correct about Aliens being hostile?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.

Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual intelligent alien would be so benign. In a recent interview with El País, famed physicist Stephen Hawking posited that an alien visitation would put Earthlings in the same position as Native Americans when Columbus landed on their shores.

"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," Hawking speculated. [7 Huge Misconceptions About Aliens]

The likelihood that intelligent life is out there is up for debate; less discussed are the conditions necessary to evolve a life-form that's both smart and nice. But the lessons from Earth suggest that intelligence and aggression might evolve hand-in-hand.

Comment: For another discussion of this topic see: Fermi's phony paradox: Humans too arrogant and stupid to solve 'missing aliens' question


Gigantic see-through object seen hovering in sky above Manipur, India

© Lincoln Liba from Manipur
May be aliens exist or may be not. But UFO (unidentified flying object) sightings from around the world continue to stir up the debate on claims by conspiracy theorists on the existence of extraterrestrial life. And in what could spur the interest of UFO enthusiasts around the world, a huge see-through, cloud-like round object was spotted in Manipur, India.

Some boys from a students' hostel at Mantripukhri locality of Manipur's capital city Imphal saw a strange transparent circular object hovering over the neighbourhood at around 1:30 pm on Wednesday (7 October), claimed Lincoln Liba. He added that pictures of the mysterious see-through object were sent to him a day later.

Interestingly, the round, see-through object is seen just above the residential buildings. One of the pictures even has a rainbow in the backdrop. It appears to be a genuine photo and not photoshopped as a person is seen pointing at the object in one of the pictures.

Comment: The pointing could have been staged if someone knew they wanted to create a fake.

Comment: Could this be some big semi-cloaked mutha ship - or someone having a little fun with photoshop (or something else entirely)? We do know that pictures one and three appear to be the same (the third one being a cropped version of the first) and they are both different from the second, middle picture because of the positions and shapes of the clouds in relation to the foreground, if nothing else. So if these were photoshopped someone went to the trouble (or fun) of doing it with both photographs. The original article was touted as an Exclusive and came from the Indian edition of International Business Times.

Update: Looks like the photos in the article had the artwork below included as part of its photoshop chicanery.


Bizarro Earth

RIP: Bigfooter Ray Crowe passes away


Ray Crowe, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that I share some sad news. Ray Crowe died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, in his sleep at 10:30 a.m. (local time), apparently of a heart attack at the Timberview Care Center, Albany, Oregon.

Charles Raymond "Ray" Crowe was born December 30, 1937 in Portland, Oregon. He was founder of the Western Bigfoot Society, a well-known butterfly collector, and a fan favorite among socializing Bigfooters.

Ray was born and raised in Oregon, serving as a weatherman for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Weather Bureau, as well as working in a variety of other trades. These included as a dye laboratory assistant and computer gauging technician with radioactive equipment background. He once said he took "pertinent courses at Portland State College, Multnomah College, Western Business College, and Clackamas Community College." For years, he ran an antique and used bookstore in Portland, Oregon.


Huge V-shaped cloud seen over Carson and other cities in California during Harvest Moon Eclipse

Date of sighting: Sept 27, 2015
Location of sighting: Carson, California, USA

Here is a better photo of the V shaped UFO over CA. I say UFO, because is looks like it sank into the clouds from above and pushed the clouds downward, in a V shape, because the UFO is V shaped. This shape is very similar to what thousand of people saw over Phoenix, Arizona long ago.
Scott C. Waring


More UFO lights spotted over Concord, New Hampshire

© Mike Pittaro
Photographer catches orbs dancing, splitting apart in the night sky above the Steeplegate Mall
During the last few years, Granite Staters looking up at the sky have seen some pretty strange, unexplained things including triangle shaped flying objects and orbs that appear to dance in the sky.

And just three days ago, more dancing light orbs were seen and photographed just above the skyline over the Steeplegate Mall in Concord.

Mike Pittaro posted the latest sighting on Facebook - a 3-plus minute video shot above the Home Depot area of the plaza at just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2015. Pittaro stated in the recording that he was unable to see the orbs with the naked eye but when looking through his camera, could seem the orbs clearly. The video was shot after the sun was setting and dusk began to set in. Pittaro noted that he and his wife had irregularly taken photos of the sunset but had never seen anything like this before.

"My wife started taking photos of the sunset and caught the UFOs," he wrote in the thread. "These objects were NOT visible to the naked eye. After asking multiple people to use their cellphones, they too caught the exact same UFOs, verifying what we were recording. My wife and I have a good amount of video and photos between us, and what I shared here is what I felt was the best of what we filmed."


'Very eerie': Bizarre howls spark Sasquatch hunt on Cormorant Island, British Columbia

© CTV Vancouver Island
The forest surrounding Alert Bay, B.C. on Cormorant Island is shown on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Locals say loud howling noises coming from the forest at night could be those of the mythical sasquatch.
A big, hairy mystery is unfolding in a remote community off the coast of northern Vancouver Island.

Alert Bay residents have been reporting strange screams and howls coming from a forest that surrounds the town - and some think they could be coming from a sasquatch.

Mackenzie Mountain said he recently recorded the unusual sounds on his cell phone at night on the backside of Cormorant Island.

We were on the back porch up on the back road and we heard it once, and I didn't get the recording, and the second time I got the recording," he said. "That was on the back porch. Very eerie."

Mountain isn't the only one who has heard the unsettling howls.


Boomerang-shaped object filmed over New York

© Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) / YouTube
Researchers are still baffled by an unidentified flying object videotaped in Long Island, New York, months ago. The boomerang-shaped craft, which some believe was a drone, was filmed by an unidentified witness late on April 17.

The eyewitness submitted the video to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), an organization that investigates possible UFO sightings.


Ghostly air raid siren heard across Swansea, UK 75 years after heavy bombing by Nazis

Residents in Swansea (pictured is Swansea Bay and The Mumbles) have been woken up by a mysterious air raid siren noise
A ghostly sound of an air raid siren has been waking people in hundreds of homes in a city that was heavily bombed by the Nazis 75 years ago.

Noise abatement officials launched an investigation into the mysterious noise which has been heard more frequently across Swansea, South Wales, in recent months, but admit it cannot be traced.

Reports of the wailing sound have stretched back for more than a year, with many residents in area of Townhill comparing it to a 'war or old factory siren'.


Remembering the famed 'alien encounter' witnessed by dozens of children in Zimbabwe

© Pong Moji/iStock
File photo of a playground. At the Ariel Primary School in Zimbabwe, on Sept. 16, 1994, dozens of children purportedly witnessed the landing of a disc-shaped craft in the schoolyard during their break and encountered two strange beings who emerged from the craft.
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of a purported alien encounter that gained much attention worldwide before fading from the limelight. The impact of the event has remained vivid for the 60-plus students at the Ariel School in northeastern Zimbabwe and other locals who witnessed it.

A film titled the "Ariel Phenomenon" by filmmaker Randall Nickerson is due to be released this year. It includes new interviews with the students, who were deeply marked by the experience and recall it in detail to this day. The film also includes footage shot directly after the incident in 1994, showing the students discussing what they witnessed with Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack. It was Mack's opinion, after extensive interviews with the witnesses, that they were not making it up.


Argentinian schoolboy writes uncanny predictive essay just hours before Chile earthquake and tsunami hit

Eight-year-old schoolboy Carlos Perez, who appeared to predict the Chilean earthquake in an essay he wrote just hours before it struck
  • Eight-year-old Carlos Perez wrote an essay while at school on Wednesday
  • Wrote about a tsunami in Chile which he handed in to his teacher in red ink
  • Just hours later an earthquake struck Santiago also causing a tsunami
  • Carlos sister Stefani said her brother had felt like it was going to happen
An eight-year-old schoolboy appeared to eerily predict the devastating tsunami in Chile which killed at least 13 people in an essay he wrote in class just hours before it struck.

Carlos Perez, a pupil at the Parish School in San Juan, Argentina, penned the essay called 'Tsunami in Chile' at school last Wednesday.

He said that he had a feeling that the quake and tsunami was going to happen and wrote the passage just hours before one million were forced to flee their homes.

Carlos, who underlined the title in red ink, wrote: 'There was a tsunami in Chile. Some Chileans manged to save themselves in a helicopter in the sky.'

His essay was accompanied with drawings of houses affected by flooding.

And just hours later a quake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale hit the Chilean capital Santiago, which is the largest in the world so far this year.

A tsunami quickly followed, sending powerful waves flooding into coastal cities around the Pacific Ocean.