• Nurse traumatized by "huge" UFO encounter and missing time

    By Ted Bonnitt on May 31st, 2014

    A registered nurse remains traumatized by a reported close encounter with a UFO on a rural interstate highway in Alabama in January, and fears that she "lost time" during her experience.

    The 47 year-old witness, whose name was not released by the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), has asked for contact from people who may have information to help her understand her experience, which left her with vivid nightmares and "an unsettling feeling" of being watched.

    As compelling as the account is, some details offered raise questions.

    The nurse was driving east on Interstate 20, near the Georgia border at about ...

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  • Google says secret project responsible for UFO sightings across U.S.

    By Ted Bonnitt on May 22nd, 2014

    A secret Google project was responsible for creating a UFO sighting frenzy across the United States in 2012.

    The UFO story broke in Pike County, Kentucky, on October 16, 2012, and was reported by UFOGrid. A video of the sighting was posted by amateur astronomer Allen Epling, of Virgie, KY, who observed the unidentified object with friends for two hours.

    A local newspaper, Appalachian News-Express and then national news outlets including CNN picked up the story, reporting that Kentucky State Police had received several calls about the object as it slowly flew overhead in broad daylight.

    A similar sighting was ...

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  • Police officer forced to retire after alleged encounter with "red-eyed beings"

    By Ted Bonnitt on May 19th, 2014

    A police officer in Argentina has been given an early retirement years after his alleged disturbing encounter with "red-eyed beings" that he is reportedly unable to recover from.

    Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology, citing sources from Planeta UFO and Realidad OVNI, reported this week that the police officer claimed that he was pursued by the strange entities who "gave him commands" during his ordeal. The officer was so traumatized by his encounter that he never was able to return to work, and now faces mandatory retirement eight years later.  

    Important details appear to be missing from the story, perhaps due ...

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  • Flaming objects fall to Earth in China - Russian rocket suspected

    By Ted Bonnitt on May 19th, 2014

    Villagers in rural China were startled by a loud noise in the sky and the sight of a "huge ball of fire" falling into a vegetable garden on Friday, May 16, 2014.

    Three mysterious, spherical metal objects with jagged edges landed in Mengchang village in the province of Heilongjiang, according to Yi'an County government officials.

    A resident said, "I saw a huge ball of fire, I thought it was a meteorite. I hid inside my house and waited until the object has landed."

    ChinaTopix reports that Government investigators and Chinese media suspect that the objects are debris from a ...

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  • UK Mail Online blunders with faked UFO video

    By Ted Bonnitt on May 16th, 2014

    The UK's Mail Online has shot itself in the foot with a foolish article claiming to show a video of a UFO attacking a Taliban base in Afghanistan.

    The article, published on May 14, 2014, went viral and the result is a big credibility blow for the online news service. If the Mail's reporter and editors had spent a couple of minutes looking into the authenticity of this video they would have realized that it is a 5 year-old video of a US Air Force attack on a bomb factory that was posted on December 22, 2009, with ...

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  • High strangeness returns to Alabama's Sand Mountain

    By Ted Bonnitt on May 15th, 2014

    A "dark colored, flying saucer with white circles on its rim" was reportedly spotted in the skies above DeKalb County, Alabama, in the last two weeks.

    Law enforcement sources in Fyffe, Alabama, told UFOGrid that the UFO resembled a disc shaped craft photographed 25 years ago in Valley Head, north of Fort Payne (see photo inset).

    The now famous 1989 daytime photo was taken of the mysterious craft prior to the big wave of activity in the area that made headlines in the early 1990s.  

    The national press and public descended on the rural town of Fyffe after multiple sightings ...

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