• Evolution of the Moon

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 31st, 2012

    The moon formed over 4 billion years ago.  Now, you can see how it has changed ever since its creation in less than three minutes.

    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LMO) has gathered new data, developing a clearer understanding of how the moon has evolved. 

    The moon has endured a violent history.  Our closest celestial neighbor has been continuously bombarded by space rocks, forming the familiar, crater-pocked face that we observe today. 

    NASA released a video montage recreating the evolving moon this week, and it is extraordinarily popular.  The YouTube posting has been viewed nearly two million times.

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  • UFO buzzes doomsday mountain

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 30th, 2012

    Video of a UFO was allegedly taken over France's mountain, Pic de Bugarach, on March 28, 2012. 

    The footage was reportedly taken by a German hiker and a Spanish mountain group, and shows the silver, oval shaped UFO ascending to the mountain's summit and overhead.

    Pic de Bugarach is a popular focal point for doomsday believers who think it will be a noah's ark like refuge when the end end of the world occurs on December 21, 2012.

    There are beliefs that the mountain's interior is home to aliens, and that people will benefit by being ...

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  • UFO over York, England

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 28th, 2012

    A video of a triangle shaped UFO or experimental aircraft over York, England, taken on March 26, 2012, has been posted to YouTube.

    A clear sighting if genuine.  Which raises the question, if an object is that clearly visible in broad daylight, why only one witness source?


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  • UFO lights up New York Harbor

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 27th, 2012

    A video taken of New York Harbor looking north toward Manhattan Island from what appears to be Brooklyn, shows a bright light flying southwest over the harbor. 

    At about two minutes into the video, the moving light is bright enough to reflect on the surface of the Hudson River.

    The object's flight trajectory is steady, and makes no erratic movements. 

    The video appears to have been taken during sunrise or sunset, as a low angle of  sunlight appears to reflect off the Manhattan skyscrapers in the distance.  

    The light from the object matches the light reflected from the buildings ...

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  • UFO over Queensland, Australia

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 26th, 2012

    Infrared video of a UFO taken this week by a surveillance camera in Amamoor, Queensland, north of Brisbane, Australia, has made the news.

    Resident Charlie Whaite, directed his security cameras skyward after his wife told him that she had observed strange lights in the sky.   

    Initially, White pointed his security camera upward as a lark, but he soon discovered that he had captured the image of odd looking lights in the sky.

    Whaite speculates that the object could be as simple as a toy helicopter.  He holds his own under imbecilic questioning by the snickering local TV morning host interviewing ...

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  • Video of alleged UFO over Himalayas

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 26th, 2012

    A video of an alleged UFO taken from an airliner over the Himalayas on March 23, 2012, has been posted to YouTube.

    If real, it is spectacular footage.

    Authentication of the image will require closer analysis.

    UFOGRID will report on any further confirmation of the image.


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  • Close up enhancement of KLM UFO video

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 23rd, 2012

    A witness who posted a YouTube video of a UFO from inside an airliner departing Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 17, has added a second, enhanced version of the video.

    Skeptics are proposing that the object is a mylar balloon.  

    If so, it would likely have been a large balloon, as the perspective scale of the object in the video does not add up to a typical, small balloon.

    Keep in mind that the 747 aircraft (including the camera), was climbing to cruising altitude at a speed of at approximately 300-400 miles per hour.  

    A jumbo jet would dwarf the size ...

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  • Triangle of light orbs reported over North Carolina

    By Roger Marsh, Examiner on March 22nd, 2012

    Witnesses in North Carolina yesterday observed and photographed a trio of orange colored light orbs floating in a triangle pattern.  Roger Marsh reports for the Examiner:

    North Carolina witnesses stopped their vehicle to get a better look at multiple orange-red orbs crossing the sky at 8 p.m. on March 21, 2012, that formed triangles, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    They thought the lights were airplanes until they came closer.

    "Once we got closer we noticed these were not little red lights, but orange-red objects (basketball size) floating through the air," the reporting ...

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  • President Obama visits Roswell- "I come in peace"

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 22nd, 2012

    President Obama landed in Roswell, NM, yesterday to tout the abundance of oil drilling in the area, in light of recent gasoline price spikes.

    He could not resist a reference to Roswell's reputation for being the home of the United States' most famous UFO crash site, dating back to 1947.

    ABC News reports that the President playfully said that any secret government information on the incident will remain a mystery.

    “Let me tell you, there are more nine and ten-year-old boys around the country, when I meet them they ask me, ‘Have you been to Roswell?’ and, ‘Is it ...

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  • Red orb reported over Phoenix, Arizona's South Mountain

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 21st, 2012

    Another "orb" like object has been reported in Phoenix, AZ, according to MUFON.  Roger Marsh reports for the Examiner:

    A Phoenix, AZ, witness reports observing a "red orb with a bright blue aura or 'glow' around it" moving in odd patterns in the sky about 8 p.m. on March 19, 2012, while standing along Thomas Street at 19th Avenue, according to March 21, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    "At about 8 p.m. I got off the city bus on Thomas and 19th Avenue and I saw people standing around looking up at ...

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  • UFO video taken from KLM airliner.

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 20th, 2012

    A passenger on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Dallas, Texas, was shooting a video out his window on March 17, 2012, when he captured a fleeting image of a UFO flyby.

    The person who posted the video said that he shot the footage with an iphone, and did not notice the UFO image until he viewed it later.

    Responding to comments about his video, the poster wrote, “Hi everyone, I never said I caught aliens, but I caught an unidentified flying object (UFO)."

    "For me it looks strange, I don't know what it is, maybe a helicopter or ...

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  • Orange orbs observed in lower Colorado River region. UFO sightings on upswing.

    By Jackie Leatherman, Lake Havasu Times Herald on March 17th, 2012

    Orange orbs and other UFO sightings are in the rise in Arizona.  Jackie Leatherman reports for the News Herald in Lake Havasu, AZ:

    Shane Bolster was delivering pizzas one night in September 2009. Driving up McCulloch Boulevard, heading to the south side of the city, he was doing nothing more than just admiring the stars that were out that night.

    When something caught his eye.

    “I see this bright white light in the sky,” he said. “It was very bright, brighter than normal. Within a second, it wasn’t moving – totally stationary. Then it was like it was phased out ...

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  • Solar eruption raises eyebrows

    By Natalie Wolchover, FOX News on March 14th, 2012

    Has an image been captured of a UFO fueling just off the surface of the sun?  That's what's been circulating on the internet today.  Not so, says NASA. Natalie Wolchover reports for FOX News:

    Telescope images captured of the sun on Monday, March 12, show what appears to be a planet-size shadowy object tethered to the sun by a dark filament. In the image sequence, a burst of brightly lit material can be seen erupting from the sun's surface surrounding the dark object, after which the orb detaches from the sun and shoots out into space.

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  • Photo-journalist grabs UFO photo

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 13th, 2012

    A photo-journalist in Colombia, South America, reports that he captured an image of a UFO. The description of the event from the YouTube posted video that has since been taken down by the poster:

    Video extracted from a news report from Colombia of a flying saucer shaped UFO-OVNI taken by photojournalist Edgar Malagon.

    He was working on a documentary in the 'oil city' of Barrancabermeja located in northeastern Colombia.

    The photo journalist, Edgar Malagon, who worked for the mayor of Barrancabermeja, said that while on photography work for a documentary on the oil city of Colombia, his camera captured images ...

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  • UK Government shredded exceptional UFO picture -claims former official

    By UK Daily Record on March 13th, 2012

    The UK's Daily Record reports:

    A former government UFO investigator has revealed how officials shredded the most compelling evidence for aliens that he has ever seen.

    Nick Pope claimed a photograph of a metallic spacecraft in the sky over Calvine in Perthshire mysteriously disappeared after the Ministry of Defence got their hands on it.

    He added: “This was easily the most compelling UFO photo I’ve ever seen in my life.

    “It went to the technical specialists at the Defence Intelligence Staff and elsewhere. Their results of the analysis were that this was a real thing – it wasn’t ...

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  • Disc shaped UFO photographed low over Palmdale, California

    By Roger Marsh, Examiner on March 9th, 2012

    A witness submitted photos and a description of a UFO spotted north of Los Angeles, near Edwards Air Force Base.

    Roger Marsh reports for the Examiner:

    A California witness at Palmdale reports watching and photographing a "disc-like light traveling at almost eye level" that moved and stopped repeatedly before going out of sight over a nearby ridge on March 9, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    The witnesses' parent filed the case with MUFON for the son on March 9, 2012, saying that the man was sitting in his car listening to music ...

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  • MIlitary Jets follow UFO lights over King's Lynn, England

    By Tom Rose on March 9th, 2012

    A video of erratic lights flying over tree level was taken in King's Lynn, England on March, 8, 2012.  A few minutes into the video, jet aircraft swoop into the area. The video quality is minimal, but the videographer's commentary is detailed.

    Tom Rose reports for Gather.com

    A YouTube user filming strange lights outside his home in King's Lynn, England, says he's caught UK fighter jets on tape scrambling after a triangular UFO which has been buzzing his house for months.

    The cameraman claims the unidentified flying object has been appearing nightly, hovering in the ...

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  • Massive solar eruption hits earth

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 8th, 2012

    A massive coronal ejection (solar flare) hit earth today, with weaker than expected impact.

    Spaceweather.com reports that the impact could intensify in the coming hours:

    HUGE SUNSPOT: Active sunspot AR1429 continues to grow. It is now more than seven times wider than Earth, which makes it an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. In fact, yesterday, David Tremblay of Alto, New Mexico, saw it using no telescope at all. All he needed was a dust storm:

    "The dust blowing from Tularosa Basin was so dense, we could observe the sun with the naked eye--and there was sunspot AR1429. Wow ...

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  • Chile releases recordings of Pilot encounters with UFOs

    By Billy Cox, De Void on March 7th, 2012

    Government recordings of pilot encounters with UFOs in Chile were presented at the 2012 UFO Congress in Phoenix, AZ last month.

    Chile's official UFO research program, CEFAA, is headed by Retired Chilean Air Force General Ricardo Bermudez, who presented newly disclosed evidence at the conference. 

    Sarasota, Florida's Herald -Tribune reporter, Billy Cox, wrote a good piece on the presentation:

    “There it is! There it is again! To the right — I’ve got it in sight again!”

    The pilot’s voice is clearly excited. But the UFO, which flashes red and green colors, doesn’t show up on anyone ...

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  • UFO with "windows" video taped over Madrid

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 7th, 2012

    Interesting video was recorded over Madrid, Spain this week of a UFO with what appears to be windows.  

    The craft also had several flashing lights.

    Two videos were posted:



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