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Sooper Secret aircraft AKA snow geese (Correction: they are white pelicans, not snow geese)

Identified flying objects… UFO Sightings: Eight Bird-Like Objects Spotted Flying in Synchronised Manner – International Business Times Eight unidentified flying objects were spotted in the skies of Mexico during the last week of January. A video uploaded on YouTube showed eight unidentified objects flying in a synchronised manner which could be mistaken for birds. But…

Pilots worried chemtrail conspiracy theorists may try to shoot down airliners

Jet pilots fear ‘chemtrail’ attacks | The Australian AIRLINE pilots fear their jumbos could be shot down by conspiracy theorists who believe they are being poisoned by commercial aircraft. The conspiracy theorists are part of a global “chemtrail” movement that claims jets are spraying toxic chemicals over heavily-populated towns and cities around the world. “Threats…

9/11 truther movie “September Morn” coming out

Martin Sheen and Woody Harrelson set for 9/11 ‘truther’ film September Morn | Film | guardian.co.uk Hollywood is to court controversy with a film that will challenge the official version of the events of 9/11, a previously taboo topic for the industry mainstream. Martin Sheen, Woody Harrelson and Ed Asner, who have all supported conspiracy…

A Comet Fizzle Primer

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON is in the news because it is predicted to be brighter than the full Moon as it passes by the Earth next year. But as all astronomers know, amateur and professional, predicting a comet’s brightness is fraught with error. Remember Kohoutek? Comet ISON: 30% chance of awesome, 60% chance of that…

Pi in the Sky

Planes write out pi over the skies of San Francisco Bay Area | Crave – CNET The ephemeral event, known as Pi in the Sky, utilized five aircraft with dot-matrix skywriting technology to write out a thousand numbers of the beloved mathematical constant pi (3.14159..) at a 10,000-foot altitude. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the…

Conspiracists of a feather flock together

This study is controversial and not without its problems, topmost being it was self-selected and not randomized but it does reveal some characteristics scientists should ponder. Why people reject science (Science Alert) Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific…

Conspiracy theorist detained for posting threats on Facebook (UPDATED)

Outcry after military veteran detained for anti-government Facebook posts | Fox News A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI,…

Roswell tall tale: Who needs evidence when you can use your title?

Roswell reinvented. Again. Editors note: This was a story I refrained from publishing for several days now. Some stories in the media (often originating on non-mainstream blog or on four particular news outlets – the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, Examiner and Gather [the latter two I don’t even consider news sites]), are so baseless…

That Darn Venus, Again

‘UFO’ spotted over Childers| Fraser Coast Chronicle CHILDERS woman Diane Styles has taken a series of photographs of a mysterious object she spotted in the sky near her home early one morning last month. Mrs Styles said she went outside about 5.40am to light her incinerator. “I could see two stars, one of which was…

Twinkle, Twinkle UFO investigation *FAIL* (UPDATED)

Everybody investigating this UFO sighting has failed. UFOs over Blue Springs? Strange objects hover in night sky – KCTV 5 Strange lights in the night sky over Blue Springs [Missouri] have UFO investigators interested. Neighbors say in the past two weeks they have seen multi-colored lights in the sky, and the Missouri UFO Network is…

“I never used geometry after I graduated from high school.”

Triangle-Shaped UFOs Buzz Over United States, England And Australia – Huffington Post Those triangle-shaped UFOs just don’t seem to go away. It used to be that most UFO spotters related stories about unusual saucer-shaped or cigar-shaped craft in the skies. Around the mid-1970s, sightings of triangle-shaped, boomerang-shaped and, yes, Dorito-shaped objects hit UFO news outlets.…

Earthquake-predicting failure and serial pseudoscientist Croft gets more attention

In another update to our article about Serial pseudoscientist predicts huge earthquake event for March 22 (Update: FAIL) at least one independent “reporter” has failed to do basic fact checking and is inadvertently helping Terral Croft turn his failed prediction into a win in the minds of his readership. This reporter bills himself as a…

Venus mistaken for a UFO #375,907

OK, I made that number up but poor Venus can barely go a week without being mistaken for a UFO. I have an RSS news search for “UFO” and so many UFO news stories are easily identified as Venus I usually don’t bother to write them up unless there is an interesting twist to it.…