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UFOs attacking Ukraine

Ukraine's political life is no stranger to the unusual and the inexplicable, but if ordinary people tire of intrigues and controversy, they can turn their attention to more celestial, if no more comprehensible phenomena. UFO sightings are up across the country. But in contrast to the politicians, no ufologist claims to have all the answers.

The Zond center for the study of anomalous phenomena claims that Ukraine has seen an increase in UFO activity over recent years. "While in the 1990s we had 10 to 15 reports a year, now their number has increased to 20-30. Most of them are accompanied by photos and videos. Witnesses understand that if they have seen something unusual in the sky they must tell researchers about it," said Artyom Bilyk, the center's learned secretary.

In scientists' view, the increase in reported sightings is explained by the proliferation of technology, as more and more people have access to cameras, video cameras, camera phones and so on. But even controlling for the increase in available technology, the UFO phenomenon is now observed more often than before.


Oregon, US: Bizarre lights spark reports

Three residents in Nyssa and one in Ontario said they saw bright lights in the night sky Tuesday and Wednesday that were unlike anything they had ever seen before.

A clear, official explanation for what they saw, however, has yet to materialize.

The people said they did not want their names released, though, because they fear the community will think they are "crazy."

The bizarre light incident in the sky occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. both nights.


UK: Strange UFOs spotted on A38 by Ripley man

A Ripley man had a close encounter of the third kind this weekend when he spotted mysterious orange lights hovering over Belper.

The unidentified flying objects were seen by Jason Selby, of Ripley, at around 9.20pm while driving towards Derby on the A38 on Saturday night.

Mr Selby, said: "I watched these two objects fly from the direction of Derby. One followed the other in what seemed to be almost a straight line. At first I thought that they may be helicopters, but I noticed that they had no green or red navigation lights visible on them."

My Selby then pulled into the layby on A38 just before the Kilburn turn off and watched the two objects in the sky for another two minutes.


Russia: UFO Spotted in Moscow Region Sky

Crews of two passenger aircraft, TU-134 and Boeing-737, spotted two unknown flying objects - supposedly, big balloons, in the sky of the Moscow Region. Despite the unusual "finds", flights of the two planes were not interrupted.

The crew of TU-134 of the air company Aeroflot-Nord was the first to notice the flying balloons at a height of 2100 metres. This happened not far from Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow at around 6.36pm Moscow time, September 2. Eight minutes later the crew of Boeing-737 of the air company Transaero noticed a flying red balloon at a height of 4500 metres.

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US: Mysterious noise annoys Anderson, Indiana couple

To Paul Porcaro, it sounds like the idling engine of a faraway car. His wife, Sadie, hears moving water.

However it is described, "The Sound" can't be found.

For the past two years, the Porcaros have been troubled by a strange and unexplained noise at their home on Anderson's east side.

"We keep the radio on during the day just to drown it out," Paul said. "At night, it's hard to sleep."

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Paul and Sadie Porcaro in their home.

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Flashback England: Mystery Humming Plagues Pensioner

It sounds like a big tumble dryer, but it seems airborne rather than underground. That is the desperate question from New Waltham pensioner Margaret Belton (67), who claims the humming noises which have plagued her for three years are getting worse.

In May 2004, the Telegraph reported how unidentified humming and whizzing sounds were keeping Mrs Belton awake at her Pretymen Crescent home.

Since then a team of experts from the University of Salford have visited the location as part of a national research project into the "hum".

A fascinating report has proved the noises Mrs Belton hears are not just sounds in her head.

In a report by academics, an intermittent sound of between 40 and 60 decibels was recorded at the pensioner's home.

The findings were mirrored in other parts of the country where low frequency sounds were also registered in areas where residents complained of "humming" noises.

However, the cause of the noises remain a mystery.


New Zealand: Mysterious humming driving Aucklanders "bonkers"

A mysterious humming driving people to despair across Auckland has pricked the ears, and curiosity, of scientists trying to find the source.

Massey University computer engineering scientists Tom Moir and Fakhrul Alam have been contacted by more than 30 people, most in Auckland and the North Shore, who claim to have heard a humming noise.

The symptoms are similar to those suffered by people with tinnitus, commonly associated with a prolonged high-frequency ringing in the ear.

The scientists are visiting people who can hear the humming, and trying to measure the noise in the hope they will be able to identify its source.


UFO spotted near Kaitaia, New Zealand, baffles experts

A mysterious object seen in skies over the Tasman Sea near Kaitaia is baffling UFO experts.

Disc-like: The object's shape suggests a circular 'something' with a dome-like top says world UFO expert Dr Bruce Maccabee.

Last month, The Northern News reported that UFO Focus New Zealand (UFOCUS NZ) and world UFO expert Dr Bruce Maccabee were studying a series of unusual photographs taken at Ahipara on April 28.

The digital photos, taken of the sky and sea at 5.42pm, showed a bright object which did not look like a cloud and had the appearance of a craft.


China: UFOs spotted in Shanghai's night sky again

Many Shanghai residents have called media outlets over the past few days to report spotting unidentified flying objects in the night skies. The latest report came on Sunday night, Eastday.com said today.

Most of the callers that night live in Yangpu and Minhang districts.

They said they saw an object hanging in the sky, shinning in red lights.

"The sky was very clear, so you could see it with your naked eyes or ordinary telescopes," they said.

A resident recalled that the object first appeared in the southeast at dusk, and "it just hovered there, with no obvious movements."


New Zealand: We are not alone: lights in the sky

Some call them crazy. But for people who believe they have seen UFOs, it is a very real experience.

So many times Suzanne Hansen will go back to the moment which occurred 29 years ago. If only she could just once fill in the gaps in her memory of a bizarre and frightening night in 1978.

Fridays were always a long day, the opportunity for Hansen, 23, and her husband to stock up in Gisborne for the week ahead, before returning to their isolated home on East Cape where she taught at the local school. On this occasion, after they shopped they had dinner with friends and didn't get on the road until 10.30. They had an almost three-hour drive ahead of them.

About 11.30 they reached an isolated point high up in the hills between Tologa Bay and Tokomaru Bay, and saw something they would never really speak about to each other again.