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Bright, fast moving orb-like object spotted in the skies of India

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Be it quake tremors jolting countries, cyclones storming cities, or the mysterious deaths of bats, these occurrences are sending some people into a frenzy, blaming everything on the "ominous 2020" ever since the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected seven million people across the world.

An unidentified flying object was reportedly spotted hovering in the skies of Raipur city in India's Chhattisgarh state.

The bright circular object was recorded moving at a fast speed in the sky for several minutes before vanishing with an abrupt flicker. The viral video has left residents of the city quizzing whether it was a UFO or some other celestial phenomenon.


Video of 'orb-like craft' recorded over US space command base

UFO, strange object, sphere
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The unidentified flying object was reportedly recorded flying over the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the centralized and highly-fortified air defense and early warning facility near Colorado Springs designed to warn the Pentagon and the White House in the event of an imminent aerial or nuclear attack against North America.

A social media user has captured footage of an unidentified, white, orb-like craft flying high above the surface in a wooded area, with the footage reported to have been filmed outside the tightly-defended NORAD base underneath Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"Where is it? What the f*** is that?" a voice behind the camera can be heard saying, while a distinctive rumbling sound is heard amid intermittent bird chatter.

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Haunted house? These people feel they are in isolation with ghosts

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The staircase in Will Cowan’s home gets noisy at night.
For those who believe they're locked down with spectral roommates, the pandemic has been less isolating than they bargained for.

It started with the front door.

Adrian Gomez lives with his partner in Los Angeles, where their first few days of sheltering in place for the coronavirus pandemic proved uneventful. They worked remotely, baked, took a two-mile walk each morning and refinished their porcelain kitchen sink. But then, one night, the doorknob began to rattle "vigorously," so loud he could hear it from across the apartment. Yet no one was there.

In mid-April, Mr. Gomez was in bed when a nearby window shade began shaking against the window frame so intensely — despite the fact that the window was closed, an adjacent window shade remained perfectly still, the cats were all accounted for, and no bug nor bird nor any other small creature had gotten stuck there — that Mr. Gomez thought it was an earthquake.

"I very seriously hid myself under the comforter, like you see in horror movies, because it really did freak me out," he said.


Glowing spheres videoed hovering over Brazil spark UFO theories online

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Ball-shaped objects over the skies of Brazil, May 13, 2020
Numerous videos purportedly showing pulsating, ball-shaped objects over the skies of Brazil have sparked a flurry of speculation about possible UFO sightings.

Twitter was flooded with videos claiming to show the bizarre phenomenon in Mage, outside of Rio de Janeiro.

In one of the clips, a gyrating blue sphere is seen floating above the city. The video was tweeted at Elon Musk.


The strangest unexplained UFO sightings in Scotland's skies

UFO (stock)
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From the nation's fascination with Elon Musk's Starlink satellites passing overhead to fevered speculation about military aircraft being spotted soaring above our rooftops, it suddenly seems like many of us are gazing towards the heavens.

Three declassified videos newly released by the Pentagon showing US Navy pilots encountering "unidentified aerial phenomena" - or what the rest of us might call UFOs - has helped stoke further intrigue about what mysterious objects may be traversing our skies.

There's been a flurry of unexplained sightings reported around the globe - in recent months Belgium has recorded its highest number since the country's famed "UFO wave" 30 years ago.

Scotland is no stranger to a stellar UFO story either. Last week, an Airdrie supermarket worker took photographs that he claimed showed a strange blueish-green "flying saucer" and a diamond-shaped cluster of "neon beams" while walking home from work.

Here, we reminisce about some of our favourite tales of strange sightings in the sky.


Mysterious 'red lights' in Virginia and Nevada prompt UFO speculation

UFOs over VA, NV
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The ongoing coronavirus lockdown seems to have endowed prominent star-gazers with more time and energy to observe the night skies in the search for some unusual activity, as myriads of videos have been circulating online, pointing at alleged proof of UFO existence. Or might there be another explanation for what is going on?

Some unexplained red lights formations were spotted in two US states, Virginia and Nevada, at the end of April, raising questions about secret military exercises or, possibly, alien intrusion to our planet.

The sets of orbs were captured by two eyewitnesses in Richmond and Las Vegas, on 25 April and 27 April respectively, with the footage then being combined and shared by UFO enthusiasts from the "The Hidden Underbelly 2.0" YouTube channel.
In the first clip, the eyewitness is heard claiming that the footage of the chaotically moving sky objects is nothing but real while describing the phenomenon as "red light", despite the objects appearing to be visibly white.


Missing 411? Body of Iowa 18-year-old who vanished after leaving store found in river, cause of death unknown

Abdi Sharif
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Abudullahi "Abdi" Sharif
The body of an 18-year-old who vanished in January after leaving a Target store was found in the Des Moines River in Iowa, police said Monday.

Abdullahi "Abdi" Sharif was last seen on security video on Jan. 17 leaving the Target store at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines where he and his sister, Ifrah, had worked for about two years.

According to Ifrah, Sharif was off school because of bad weather that day and told his family he was called in for a shift at Target, so their mother drove him to the mall around noon. They later discovered that Abdi was not on the schedule that day.

Comment: That's a curious detail. Did he or did he not work a shift at the store that day?

"It was not unusual for him to be there," Ifrah said at the time. "He loved working there and would sometimes just hang out. And the mall was in the same area, so he'd spend hours there."

Abdi later texted their mother and asked her to pick him up from Target at 9:30 p.m., but when she showed up, he wasn't there, and calls to his phone went straight to voicemail. The family reported him missing the next day.

Comment: Some additional observations from David Paulides, author of the "Missing 411" book series:


Strange triangle-shaped UFO seen in Texas skies

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The mysterious lights were recorded days before the Pentagon officially released much-debated videos taken on board aircraft of alleged guests to Earth in order "to clear up misconceptions" about the authenticity of the circulated clips.

A strange triangle-shaped UFO is claimed to have appeared above Texas in what has been reported as the fourth such sighting in a year, according to a YouTube channel dedicated to suspicious hovering objects.

A new video from the town of Tomball has emerged showing one of the clearest sightings to date, featuring three bright "rings" slowly forming into a triangle. Hardly do they start to vanish before they re-emerge, stunning a woman behind the camera, who can be heard uttering "oh my God" before questioning what it might be.
"This was directly above our town of Tomball, Texas", says the person, nicknamed Willease, who uploaded the clip to YouTube, claiming that 15 other people caught glimpse of the sight and recorded it on gadgets in late April.


Slow-motion alien disclosure continues: Pentagon confirms 3 UFO videos it leaked years ago are 'legit'

UFO footage from Jan 2015
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The Pentagon on Monday formally released three unclassified videos taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with "unidentified aerial phenomena."

One of the videos shows an incident from 2004, and the other two were recorded in January 2015, according to Sue Gough, a Defense Department spokeswoman. The videos became public after unauthorized leaks in 2007 and 2017, and the Navy previously verified their authenticity.

Comment: Unauthorized, yeah right! They leaked them to test the waters. Few noticed anyway, and Covid1984 has amply demonstrated that 'the herd' is obeying everything it's commanded to do (for now), so they know it's 'safe' to finally admit that they're not really 'top dog' out there.

"After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena," Gough said.


Missing 411? Campsite with well-equipped vehicle found belonging to missing couple in Australian brush country

Clay & Hill & campsite
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Carol Clay and Russell Hill • Photo of their campsite, Wonnangatta area.
Photos have emerged of the burnt-out campsite and abandoned car of two older friends, missing in Victoria's High Country for 11 days.

Russell Hill, 74, left his Drouin home on March 19 with plans to camp along the Dargo River in Gippsland.

Carol Clay, 73, a former Victorian president of the Country Women's Association, told friends she was going away and would be back home in Pakenham no later than March 29.

Mr Hill's car and their campsite were found abandoned and burnt out near Dry River track at Billabong in the Wonnangatta Valley, north of Licola on Friday.

Ms Clay's belongings were in the car. Police are trying to work out why the pair abandoned the well-equipped vehicle when it was still able to be driven. They are also investigating who lit the fire at the campsite and who extinguished it.

Comment: UPDATE 6/5/2020: Search called off
Police have ended the search for two friends aged in their 70s who went missing during a camping trip in Victoria last month. Rain hampered the search and it is now highly unlikely the pair has survived. It snowed on higher peaks in the area on Sunday.

Inspector Craig Gaffee said he informed relatives today that the search was over.

"Right from the outset I was really confident we'd be able to find both of them. The fact that it's got to this stage is really a surprise to me and really disappointing for all searchers involved. Arson chemists haven't been able to determine a cause of the fire at this stage but we don't believe that fire was deliberately lit," Inspector Gaffee said.

Inspector Gaffee said there are a number of possible scenarios, some more likely than others.

"The more likely ones are that they are still in the valley, that a third person or parties are involved, or perhaps the people themselves have gone somewhere else. But we haven't got the evidence to suggest that yet."

Police drones, helicopters and dogs have been used during the search, as well as mountain cattlemen on horseback and specialist State Emergency Service crews.
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