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US: Mysterious Odor Forces Evacuation

A mysterious odor forced the evacuation of a Gwinnett County office building Wednesday morning, and sickened at least one employee.

Firefighters allowed everyone back inside within an hour because the odor dissipated on its own and the HAZMAT team could not find the source.

Employees of the McKesson Corporation were briefly evacuated from the building.

Lieutenant Thomas Rutledge of the Gwinnett County Fire Department said five employees who work on the second floor of McKesson Corporation at 1605 Lakes Parkway noticed the odor, thinking it was a possible gas leak.

Rutledge said at least one of the five experienced nausea and vomiting.


UK: 'Dorito UFO' seen in skies

A UFO, described by witnesses as looking like a huge "Dorito" crisp has been filmed over the skies of the Black Country, according to a paranormal group.

A flurry of calls has been made to Stourbridge-based UFO Research Midlands (UFORM) from those claiming to have witnessed the flying object in the sky.

Witnesses say they spotted it in Halesowen heading towards Stourbridge on Wednesday at around 7pm.

UFORM is now appealing for anyone else who saw it to get in touch to help it compile its X-files.Steve Poole, UFORM chairman, said one man filmed more than 30 seconds of footage of the craft traveling in a westerly direction from Halesowen to Stourbridge. He said: "The object has been described as looking like a huge Dorito and had distinctive red lights on its underside, which moved position while the craft was flying."


UK: Schools closed by mystery smell

A thousand pupils at two Bradford schools will remain at home for the rest of the week after being forced to leave their lessons by a mysterious smell.

Horton Grange and Farnham primaries have been closed since the start of the week when the strong odour was reported.

Although engineers initially suspected a gas leak, it is now believed the stench was caused by faulty drains. The schools are located next to each other in Stratford Road, Great Horton.

A Yorkshire Water spokesman said: "Yorkshire Water has been on site since yesterday morning and investigations are continuing into the source of the odour.


'Spooky' face on skin-bound book

A "spooky" image of a priest executed for treason over the Gunpowder Plot has appeared on a 17th century book thought to be bound in his skin, it is claimed.

The lot is so rare no reserve price has been put on it

Auctioneers said the face of Father Henry Garnet could be seen peering from the cover of the "rare and macabre" book about the Jesuit priest's death.

The item will go under the hammer at Wilkinson's Auctioneers in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Sunday.


California, US: Motorist reports strange object in sky above I-5

A motorist who is a high school football coach is seeking more information about a strange object he says he saw in the skies above Camp Pendleton late Tuesday.

Heading south on Interstate 5 at about 10:45 p.m., Tony Paopao said he and his wife saw what appeared to be a large, brightly lit flying vehicle pass overhead and briefly hover in place, before heading toward the mountains of Camp Pendleton and then out of sight.

"It was about 100 yards up. It was too low to be a plane and it was too fast and too quiet to be a helicopter," Paopao said. "I'm just curious if anybody saw what I saw."

He said he slowed down to get a better look at the mysterious object and saw red brake lights all around on the freeway, indicating that others were also slowing to get a gander.


Canada: Triangular UFO spotted over Deline

Fort Franklin - An unidentified flying object was seen hovering over Deline the morning of Nov. 2.

Simon Neyelle was on his way home at 5 a.m. when he first saw a bright light hovering near a ridge just outside of the community.

"It was just sitting there, it didn't move," said Neyelle. He observed the object hovering over the ridge for an hour, and called other people in the community to see the object.

Martina Taniton and Dave Taniton also saw the object and Dave took nearly an hour of footage. Martina described the object as a triangle shape with a big light in the middle of it that looked like a bright star. The object was close to the Taniton's residence, and Martina said it was slowly moving backwards.

Pheobe Esau also saw the object and her husband took a short video. Esau said she could see some sort of laser coming out of the bottom of the object going into a lake below.


Since 1975, North Bergen (New Jersey) had most reports in USA

For some reason, this densely-populated town in northern Hudson County has had the highest number of reported sightings of aliens and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) over the last 30 years.

Most of them have been centered out of the southeastern end of North Hudson Braddock Park, a large park named after deceased boxer James "Cinderella Man" Braddock.

The North Bergen sightings have been documented and reported to several agencies, including the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle and the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago.

Since two people reported a major sighting to federal authorities back in 1975, there have been a total of 775 sightings or incidents involving North Bergen residents, easily the highest total of reported incidents in the United States, according to Marc Sodderstrom of the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle.

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New Zealand: Girl's eyes gouged to lift Maori curse

A 14-year-old New Zealand girl has had her eyeballs gouged by relatives who thought she was possessed by the devil.

The girl was the cousin of Janet Moses, a 22-year-old mother of two who died on October 12 during the same ceremony to lift a Maori makutu (curse), the Dominion Post newspaper reported.

Relatives gouged her eyes because they believed they saw the devil in them, and poured water down her throat.

They finally took the teenager who was close to death to the Hutt Hospital, near Wellington, where she needed emergency treatment to save her sight.

It was earlier reported that about 40 people were at the ceremony last month and the teenager was taken to hospital, but the full extent of her injuries was not known.

Comment: A similar set of circumstances led to the death of the girl's mother only two weeks ago.


UK: Silent lights over Gloucestershire are UFO puzzle

The last thing Dave Perkins expected to see as he locked up at work was a UFO. But he has no other explanation for the mysterious red lights he spotted above Longhope.

Dave, who works at Richard Read's truck yard, described his close encounter.

"I was outside in the yard at about 11pm," he said. "I often look up at the stars and that moment I saw this bright red light moving slowly across the sky.

"Then a second, third and fourth light appeared and they were all equally spaced. It was as if someone put a ruler up between the stars."

As he stood and stared Dave saw the lights continue to move across the sky, without making any sound.

Comment: There have been many UFO sightings in the UK lately, including one which stimulated a response from the RAF. Check out our High Strangeness section for the rest of them.

But how many go unreported? A comment from a reader to the article above states:
Yes on sat 4th aug 07 we were sat outside enjoying a lovely evening when at about 9 30 my husband shouted what the hell is that.Looking out over the Welsh mountains were white lights coming up out of the wood.in all there were 25 all going in the same direction just following each other across the horizon then up into the sky, the last one was considerably larger they were witnessed by my son, grandson,husband and myself we were gob smacked none of us had ever seen anything like it before.


UK: UFO sighted at Battle

A Battle woman believes she may have sighted a UFO over the town on Wednesday morning.

Ann Drake, from Mount Street, was looking out of her window at 6.20am when she noticed the mysterious glowing object.

She said: "My window has a clear view east over fields. I noticed this incredibly bright light just hanging there in front of the clouds.

"It was too bright and in the wrong place to be a morning star.

"I had a cup of tea and went to pull the bedroom curtains ten minutes later and it was still there, just hanging stationary. Then I noticed a red light and it accelerated away at incredible speed.