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Missing 411? Search for Colorado hiker continues with K-9 units, aerial support

Missing hiker Tim Cannon
© Courtesy the Cannon family
Tim Cannon, a longtime local, has been the subject of an intense search since he failed to return from a hike in the Iron Mountain area Sunday, July 8.
For a third day, San Miguel County Search and Rescue, Sheriff's deputies and a cadre of citizen volunteers combed the wilderness area around and on Iron Mountain, where Tim Cannon had reportedly spent Sunday hiking. On Wednesday, a private K-9 search and rescue unit from Dolores joined the search party. As of press time Wednesday afternoon, there was still no sign of the missing man.

Cannon, 55, left his home early Sunday morning, telling his wife, Amy, he would be hiking up Iron Mountain. When he failed to return, Amy's pre-dawn call to 911 on Monday kicked off what has become and extended search for the longtime local. Considered an experienced hiker, Cannon is assumed to have appropriate gear for a day hike, and knowledge of his surroundings. His car was found parked at the Deep Creek Road and Last Dollar Road intersection.

Comment: On July 12th, Fox 31 reported that the search for Tim Cannon had been discontinued for safety reasons.
"The safety of our teams is always a priority, and the longer this search continues in this treacherous terrain, the risk of injury to these volunteers increases. This is not the outcome we all hoped for."

Masters also thanked everyone who helped in the search effort. He said he would re-evaluate the decision should credible evidence in the case become available.
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Top Secret

Trailer for paranormal documentary 'Hunt For The Skinwalker' released

skinwalker
"Nobody knows what we're dealing with..." The Orchard has released a trailer for a creepy documentary titled Hunt for the Skinwalker, made by filmmaker Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell.

This doc film is about the "most intensive" scientific study of a UFO and paranormal hotspot in human history, a place in Utah known as Skinwalker Ranch.

A scientific study first began in 1996, including "PhD-level investigators". Additionally, there's a rumored secret government-funded investigation looking into whether or not there's anything to actually be found out there. "The shroud of mystery hanging above Skinwalker Ranch and the Uintah Basin has fascinated director Jeremy Corbell for years. He finally journeyed to the property to interview eyewitnesses - including the new owner of the ranch - and uncover rare, previously unreleased recordings."

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UFO

Mysterious orb captured in the Cambridgeshire, UK skies

Orb over Cambridgeshire
© Facebook/Max Tomlinson
Eerie footage has emerged of a possible UFO spotted over Cambridgeshire.

The video shows a bright red light hovering in the sky and was captured this morning (July 10) at roughly 3am.

The light is accompanied by a high-pitched noise for 15 minutes, before sounding like a generator winding down.

Max Tomlinson of Caxton Gibbet shot the footage in the fields surrounding Cambourne.


UFO

2017 UFO survey: 1,101 people reported seeing unusual lights, shapes in Canada's skies

UFO over Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
© 2017 Canadian UFO Survey
A donut-shaped UFO was spotted in Rimouski, Que. on Oct. 23, 2017 and photographed by witnesses. It's one of 1,101 UFO sightings in Canada last year.
Last September, 10 campers in Quebec say they watched as a glowing, pyramid-shaped object floated above their trailer and came to a halt mid-air.

The group says the unusual object hovered above the campsite and emitted an intense red light. A moment later, the light flickered and it flew out of sight.

The unexplained encounter is one of the best-documented UFO sightings reported in Canada in 2017. Last year, 1,101 people reported seeing unusual lights and shapes in Canada's skies, according to the annual Canadian UFO Survey released by UFOlogy Research of Manitoba.
UFO survey in Canada

Last year, 1,101 people reported seeing unusual lights and shapes in Canada's skies, according to the annual Canadian UFO Survey released by UFOlogy Research of Manitoba.

Sherlock

Mysterious disappearances in Humboldt County, California

California forest redwood
Tucked up right along the coast in the northern corner of the U.S. state of California is the sparsely populated Humboldt County, known for its rugged mountainous terrain, the breathtaking scenery of its generous coastline, and for its vast expanses of unspoiled dense forests, including large swaths of old growth Coast Redwood forests. There is no doubt that this is a place of great natural beauty, and even many of the towns here are known for their ornate and historic Victorian architecture. All of this has long combined to make Humboldt County a haven for backpackers, hikers, campers, fishermen, artists, new-agers, and hippies, as well as people just looking to get away from society and the hectic life of civilization to live off the grid. However, there has also long been a darker side to all of the natural splendor, pulsing under the peaceful visage, and Humboldt has unfortunately also become known for its strange unsolved vanishings, with one spate of such disappearances beginning in the 1990s.

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Missing 411? Woman presumed dead after being swept out to sea found 18 months later wearing the same clothes

Nining Sunarsih

Nining Sunarsih, 53, vanished in January last year when her family say she was swept out to sea by a large wave while bathing in the ocean in Indonesia.
An Indonesian family has been left stunned after a relative they watched being swept out to sea turned up alive on the same beach - 18 months later.

Nining Sunarsih, 53, was presumed dead by authorities when she was washed away by a large wave in West Java in January last year.

But her body was never recovered and her family never gave up hope of finding her alive - before the seemingly miraculous happened.

On Saturday her family say they went back to the same beach after her father began having mysterious dreams and found her lying unconscious on the sand, wearing the same clothes as on the night she vanished.

MIB

Vanishing Passengers: Why have 165 people gone missing from cruise ships since 1995?

Rebecca Coriam

Rebecca Coriam disappeared from a cruise ship in March 2011
On the evening of April 6 this year, John Halford packed his suitcase and left it outside the door of his cabin on the cruise liner Thomson Spirit. It was the last day of a week-long Egyptian cruise and the ship was due to dock at Sharm-el-Sheikh the following morning.

Mr Halford, 63, texted his wife Ruth, who was at home in Britain, to say he would see her at the airport the next day, then went off to dinner. At about 12.30 am, he was seen by other passengers drinking cocktails in an upper-deck bar. He then vanished.

Mrs Halford, who has three children, Lucy, 20, Sophie, 18, and Connor, 17, learned of her husband's disappearance as she was getting ready to drive to the airport to collect him.

Comment: These disappearances certainly seem to parallel the missing people chronicled in David Paulides' collection of missing individuals in his Missing 411 series. What exactly is going on out on the sea on cruise ships to lead to such a high number of people who disappear on them?


UFO

UK feared Soviets, Chinese would acquire UFO tech according to declassified files

UFO Argentina
Once-classified documents being called "Britain's X-Files" have revealed that the British Ministry of Defense spent half a century hunting UFOs, driven in some part out of concern that the Soviet Union or China had already gotten their hands on alien technology.

According to the cache of documents recently obtained by investigative researcher David Clarke, British intelligence services had two UFO desks between 1947 and 1997. One of the desks allowed people to phone in UFO sightings, while the other involved spies investigating UFO reports.

Earlier this month, Clarke, a research fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, obtained copies of the Ministry of Defense's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) from the ministry following a freedom of information request.

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UFO

Through their eyes - the Ariel school phenomenon

(Editor's note: This is an updated version of an article that was originally published in the 2013 December/January issue of Open Minds magazine. Reprinted with permission. Drawings reprinted with permission from John E. Mack Archives LLC).
Ariel phenomenon
One of the most extraordinary mass UFO sightings in recent history occurred among children at an elementary school playground in the small farming village of Ruwa, a suburb of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, Africa.

On September 16, 1994, during mid-morning recess at the Ariel primary school in Ruwa, about sixty-two children put down their jump ropes and Rugby balls and reported seeing spacecraft and two "strange beings" in the rugged, grassy area adjacent to their schoolyard.

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UFO

Has ET gone home? Global UFO sightings slump

If you're wondering whether that strange light you saw zipping across the night sky was a UFO, you're not alone. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, more than 1,300 UFO sightings have been reported so far this year.

However, that number represents a decline in recent years.

While the organization only recorded 307 sightings back in 1990, they reached a peak of 8,619 in 2014, before falling slightly to 5,516 in 2016.


Comment: The source data is available here at statista.com


UFO sightings chart
© Statista
You will find more infographics at Statista
But the decline in sightings doesn't mean interest in UFOs by both the public and the military has fallen off.

One recently leaked military report revealed fascinating new details about a 2004 incident involving what appears to be a UFO. The incident is better known as "the Tic Tac incident" due to the Tic Tac-like shape of the purported UFO.