Tag Archive for UFO

MUFON to rebrand

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I found this story… interesting funny, well, not sure. What do you think? MUFON – motivated by increasing interest in UFOs, company orders rebrand The Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO investigation squad in the US and also the largest amateur anomalous research and investigation group possibly in the world with thousands of volunteers, is looking…

Astronaut and UFO conspiracist Edgar Mitchell dies at 85

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Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on the moon, and paranormal, conspiracy, and aliens advocate, dies at age 85. He had been the last surviving participant of the Apollo 14 mission. Here is his obituary on the NASA site: Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., on…

YouTube-Google lends a welcome hand to UFO debunkers

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It’s happened to lots of websites: criticism (or just a mention) of a product or a person results in an overreaction with an inappropriate claim of copyright infringement. How can you soundly explain the reasoning for why you think a certain photo is a bear, not a Bigfoot or that a UFO video is a hoax unless…

Betty and Barney Hill movie in the works

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A new partnership was announced to make a movie of the Betty and Barney Hill event – the alien abduction story that set the standard for all future abduction stories. Source: Gotham/Principal And Stellar Partner On Alien Abduction Pic ‘Captured’ The film will follow Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from Portsmouth, New Hampshire…

Video shows light streak – ball lightning or bug?

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Doubtful news blip: UFO videographer ‘saw a streak of light that I cannot explain or rationalize.’ Source: Tantalizing Theory Emerges After UFO Sighting In Lightning Storm A bright, glowing object appears from the left side of the video that is completely different from the high cloud to cloud lightning in the distant storm. Ball lightning? Maybe, but…

Fake UFO on Fakebook in wrong part of the world

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314,711 shares on Facebook? 6,100 upvotes on Reddit? 1.8 million views on Imgur? Of a reflection of a light in a window. Why? Because it’s stupid and it’s the internet. Here is today’s must read skeptical debunking of really stupid stuff on the Internet: The UFO picture from Australia, that Facebook are trying to remove! (Or a…

Should sky lanterns be banned?

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Chinese lanterns, also called sky lanterns, are small balloons made of paper that fly because of heated air from a small fire underneath. These devices are a prime source of “UFO” sightings since they move with the winds aloft and can accelerate unexpectedly but also remain seemingly stationary for a bit, confusing the witness. They…

Video shows mystery object during plane takeoff (UPDATE: CGI Hoax)

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UPDATE: CGI hoax. See below This is the spooky moment a jumbo jet taking off from New York was seemingly overtaken in the air by a UFO. The incredible footage shows the Virgin Atlantic plane flying from JFK airport before a mystery object is seen in the distance flying quickly past it. Source: Watch: Virgin…

Texas Black Cube UFO from portal is a hoax

Photo from the video of photos on YouTube. Yeah, it's not really a video. Wonder why...

The Houston Chronicle and the MySA (San Antonio Express) are running the same story about a black cube UFO supposedly seen over El Paso at the end of June. Normally, we wouldn’t bother with giving additional attention to such a ridiculous piece, but when it hits the main news outlets, it’s time for a rebuttal.…

Philadelphia sky blob is not very spaceshippy

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A mysterious mass in the sky fascinated some North Philadelphia residents this weekend. Source: Viewer video captures mysterious mass floating in North Philadelphia Action News viewer Hector Garcia shot the video near 7th and Tioga streets Sunday afternoon. You can see a fast-moving, clear blob floating across the skyline. Here is the video It very…

Very strange light show: Video of crown flash is real and really weird

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This strange atmospheric anomaly was captured by someone on June 12 in Greenwood, Indiana who was “out riding my bicycle and a storm was approaching”. He originally speculated it was that catch-all go to conspiracy machine, HAARP (which is terminated). Others called it the weirdest UFO they’d ever seen. But the witness is now convinced it…

His Noodlyness over New Zealand

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Ok, this is good for a laugh. Don’t be fooled by people posting this as real on your Facebook feed or in forums. Quite a disconcerting image and, therefore, we suspect hoaxing immediately. Thanks to Group of Fort on FB (especially Anthony Selletti and Jim Fitzsimmons) for pointing this nifty share out to me and coming…

The scoop on the Roswell Slides: really pathetic hoax

Nice resolution, eh? Looks like a museum, you say? Hmm, yes, I believe you are right. What kind of idiots do you think we are?

Back in November 2014, we reported on a story from the UFO community – Thomas Carey told the audience at a conference that he had “smoking gun” evidence that extraterrestrials have been here – Kodachrome slides dated 1947 showing an alien. I don’t typically use Billy Cox as a source but he does note that people have…

Bronx UFO report confusing, not good evidence

The red object was identified as the UFO spotted in the Bronx on April 25, 2015. Photo credit: Andres Morales.

Another UFO over New York. Another case of less than impressive and rather inconsistent (and vague) descriptions. While several people claimed to have seen something and called police, when and what they saw is not determined. UFO buzzes NYC | New York Post. A mysterious light in the sky so freaked out some Hunts Points…

UFOs over US and I ain’t too surprised

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According to this map, we are being invaded in the 21st century. This is a time series visualization of UFO sightings in the US since 1933. Adventures in Data Analysis-UFO Sightings and Visualizations in CartoDB | QuantBait. The first thing that jumped out was the increase in sightings during the 1950s and 1960s. It turns…

Oh those crazy Raelians!

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The Raelians are planning to construct and embassy to welcome extraterrestrials, they stated in a press release today. (No, not yesterday; I’m pretty sure they are serious). Wanted: An Embassy to Welcome Extraterrestrials’ Return to Earth Representatives of the International Raelian Movement (IRM) are officially handing over to the White House today a project file…

Obama aide regrets not getting full disclosure of UFO files

Weird and confusing take by an political official on the UFO issue. Obama aide John Podesta says ‘biggest failure’ was not securing the disclosure of UFO files – The Washington Post. It seems he is a big fan of science fiction and perhaps thinks the X-Files was a documentary. Outgoing Obama counselor John Podesta remains a…

Ancestry.com now labeled evil due to copyright claim cheap shot

Many reports will not contain enough information to determine the cause. But unexplained DOES NOT mean unexplainable.

In a strange update to this story, government files obtained through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) have been claimed to be copyrighted. Jason Colavito notes it in this piece: the Black Vault database of Project Blue Book was taken down after Ancestry.com asserted that it owns the copyright (!) to the Air Force’s UFO files,…

Not UFO: Black floating object in New Mexico sky identified

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A triangular shape was seen floating in the sky in New Mexico and caused people to suspect it was otherworldly. They reported it to the local news station. Always consider worldly first (and only). Diamond-shaped object in sky causes stir | New Mexico News – KOAT Home. A solar-powered balloon soaring across the Albuquerque sky…

Mysterious meteor and “orb” over California appears to be faked

So called "orb" released from fireball. The claim is unconfirmed and possibly faked.

This appeared on Boing Boing with no context or explanation, helping to spread the conjecture that it’s real and, ominously, a crashing UFO that releases an “escape pod”. We at DN must point out that there is a major problem with this idea. For such a clear event, there were no reported meteors on January…

UFO speakers tout new evidence and birth of a “science”

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Same old stuff. We are being promised new photos of aliens (from Roswell) and told that scientists should be more involved in this new field. I wonder if they have ever researched the history of UFOlogy. It went no where back in the 50s through 70s. What’s changed now? UFO experts say ‘we are not…