• Bigfoot, Sasquatch or bear with mange?

    By Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, AR on October 29th, 2007

    Beyond that, about the only thing certain about the critter photographed by a hunter's camera is that some people have gotten the notion it could be a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. Others say it's just a bear with a bad skin infection.

    Rick Jacobs says he got the pictures from a camera with an automatic trigger that he fastened to a tree in the Allegheny National Forest, about 115 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, hoping to photograph deer.

    "We couldn't figure out what they were," Jacobs said of the images captured on Sept. 16. "I've been hunting for ...

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  • Scientists on the trail of Bigfoot

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    Scientists are on the trail of the legendary half-man half-beast that has stalked the wild forests of North America for three million years.

    An expedition is being mounted next week by zoologists in a mountainous area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula after growing evidence the strange beast -called Sasquatch by native Americans -really exists.

    Recent sightings of a hairy creature walking upright in this remote area have prompted researchers to begin scouring the landscape for bones, teeth and, of course, giant 2ft-long footprints.

    The legend of Bigfoot has prompted excitement, hysteria and hoaxes in equal measure over the years. Grainy ...

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  • Sightings of Bigfoot more common, say Northland searchers

    By Lee Bloomquist, Duluth News Tribune, Grand Forks, ND on July 21st, 2007

    DEER RIVER, Minn. -Robert Olson said he and others have discovered plenty of large footprints in northeastern Minnesota's forests.

    ''For every sighting we have heard about, there's probably 10 more that we don't hear about," said Olson, who spoke this past week about northeastern Minnesota Bigfoot sightings at Lady Ocalat's Emporium in downtown Duluth, a shop that sells "eclectic and magical" items.

    "One of the ideas is that these creatures are moving east away from what could be a cataclysmic disaster," Olson said.

    Signs, reports

    Olson is one of a handful of northeastern Minnesota Bigfoot researchers ...

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  • Bigfoot in the backyard

    By Patrick W. Connelly, Herald, Sharon, PA on September 23rd, 2007

    Whether legend or hoax, a tall, dark and mysterious monster-like creature may call parts of the woodlands in the Mercer County area home.

    "He's out there somewhere," said Paul Lucas of Girard, Pa, an advocate for the existence of what skeptics consider a paranormal apparition of American folklore.

    Lucas said he works with the Sasquatch Research Initiative and determines whether Bigfoot sightings are legit or simply cries for attention. Over the years, he has studied sightings of the large, hairy, human-like anima1 in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

    Through his work, Lucas said he's seen enough evidence and ...

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  • Experts doubt meteor made Peruvians sick

    By Arkansas Democrat Gazette on September 20th, 2007

    LIMA, Peru - A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200 people.

    Witnesses told reporters that a fiery ball fell from the sky and smashed into the desolate Andean plain near the Bolivian border Saturday morning.

    Jose Mechare, a scientist with Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, said a geologist had confirmed that it was a ''rocky meteorite," based on the fragments analyzed.

    He said water in the meteorite's muddy crater boiled for maybe 10 minutes from the heat ...

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  • Meteorite Hit

    By P. Noonan, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Denver, CO on September 20th, 2007

    LIMA, Peru -A feiry meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed on Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave out fumes that sickened 200 people.

    Local residents told reporters that a fiery ball fell from the sky and smashed into the desolate Andean plain near the Bolivian border Saturday morning.

    Jose Mechare, a scientist with Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, said a geologist had confirmed that it was a "rocky meteorite," based on the fragments analyzed.

    He said water in the meteorite's muddy crater boiled for maybe 10 minutes from ...

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  • The mysterious case of the Royston UFO

    By Adam Civico, Chronicle, Barnsley, England on August 24th, 2007

    Just when you thought it was safe to go out... is there a mysterious UFO above Royston?

    A local man says he spotted it hovering over the area late at night.

    Doorman Paul Gerhard saw flashing lights in the sky at about 11.30pm and thought it was a plane or the police helicopter.

    But after taking a closer look, he thinks be saw something more 'otherworldly'.

    Paul, 29, of Wood Lane, Carlton, says he saw the lights as he was watching television. The bizarre object was hovering silently in the same spot before disappearing.

    He said: "We saw the ...

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  • UFO sightings In Notts sky

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    The Ministry of Defence has given a rare glimpse into Notts' own X-files on UFO sightings in the county.

    Details revealed under the Freedom of information Act show the MoD has recorded ten UFO sightings in Notts since 1999.

    The most recent, in 2005, featured "two extremely bright, round lights with a "lozenge-shaped" object nearby.

    The spotter reported the objects having "the speed of an arrow".

    Other sightings logged by the MoD include one in Nottingham in 2002 which recorded eight objects which "joined into a circle then separated."

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  • Kris sketches out his close encounter

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    A lorry driver claims he saw a UFO cruising over Basingstoke -and he insists he hadn't been drinking! 

    Kris Reed, 29, from. Richmond Road, said he had just returned home from work at about 11pm, on Saturday, August 4, when he heard a rumbling noise overhead.

    He looked up and saw a pear-shaped reddlsh purple orb in the sky, which he said hovered from left to right for about 20 seconds before disappearing.

    Mr Reed said: "I opened my balcony door and couldn't believe my eyes. A pear shaped craft was hovering in the sky. 

    "I said out ...

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  • The truth is out there... but is it all fireballs?

    By Samantha Payne, Hackney GAZETTE on August 9th, 2007

    RANDOM flreballs lighting up the sides of Stamford Hill were jone of 97 unexplained mysteries that occurred in the UK last year.

    The sightings were reported to the Ministry of Defence and have been published fonowing requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

    There was a massive bang in Stamford Hill at 9pm on September 9 last year before two large fireballs were seen moving east to west across the sky.

    Denis Plunkett, 76, a founder of the British Flying Saucer Bureau and a former lecturer for the London UFO studies group, said: '"I don't think I have ever ...

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  • It's true ... UFOs really do exist out there

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    A TOP UK government official admitted the existence of UFOs in a secret document about a dramatic sighting.

    The Ministry of Defence boss made the astonishing claim after dozens of eyewitnesses reported a "hovering" flying saucer in the skies in Shropshire.

    His confidential report features in a new book by Timothy Good, who is regarded as a world expert on alien phenomena.

    Good's book, Need to Know, features previously Secret government papers about UFO sightings which have taken place around the world.

    A whole section is devoted to a mystery craft which "shot beams of light" near RAP Shawbury ...

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  • Was UFOs report an MoD whitewash

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    WITH due respect, I found your recent front page headline and feature in on UFOs rather amusing and irritating.

    We were told that MoD bas at last published its secret UFO database, which contains information about 80 sightings in the SW area in the past eight years.

    However, the article went on to state that this startling collection of all manner of strange things seen in our skies has never been properly investigated by
    defence experts.

    The article then referred to a top secret report into Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Air Defence Region, which allegedly dealt with the ...

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  • UFOs in the sky over Gloucestershire

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    DEFENCE chiefs are convinced If the truth is out there -it could be in Gloucestershire.

    Staff at the Ministry of Defence have recorded nine UFO sightings in county skies since 1998.

    Details of the MoD's X-Files released under the Freedom of Informatioin Act reveal Glouchestershire as an intergalactic hotspot.

    Residents reported three close encounters in 2005 -one of the county's busiest years for UFO sightings.

    These extra-terrestrial revelations come before the MoD publishes its UFO files dating back to 1967.

    Stories of strange lights, circular objects and flashes in the sky from Cheltenham to Gloucester feature in the ...

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  • Are Urmston aliens still watching us?

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    It's 60 years since an alien spacecraft crashed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico, and even todat UFOs still roam our skies.

    In April this year Aurigny airlines captain Ray Bowers, 50, reported two cigar shaped objects -each up to a mile wide, in the sky near Guernesy.

    Both were yellow and were also seen by a second pilot. He said: "I can't explain it. It was vistble for nine minutes. I've never seen anything like it in all my years of flying.''

    Urmston is not behind the door when it comes to alien activity.

    In ...

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  • UFOs giving town a miss

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    It is 50 years ago today that a 19 old woman sparked the biggest UFO search that Rochale has ever known.

    When Gwynneth Fitton reported seeing a circular object with a light suspended underneath hovering above moors in Wardle, the story became the centre of a national controversy.

    But despite Rochdale's alleged close encounters with unidentified flying objects there have been no recent sightings in the borough.

    Freedon of Information Act powers have revealed that there were two sightings in Manchester in the past year. Three silver UFOs were reportedly hovering above Chorlton and an orange ball was spotted ...

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  • Party lanterns mistaken for flying saucers over Seaham

    By Unknown, Sunderland ECHO on July 14th, 2007

    Part pranksters were behind a mass of UFO slghtln over Sunderland and Seaham In July last year.

    An MoD probe was launched attar more than 20 readers contacted the Echo after witnessing bright, orange coloured orbs floating over East Durham and parts of Sunderland.

    But Seaham couple Paul McKInney, 28, and Emma Henfrey, 30, revealed the truth.

    They had celebrated moving Into their new home by holding a party for friends and setting coloured lanterns into the air.

    The systems analyst told the Echo: ''We never thought for a second that people would think that they were aliens. I wasn ...

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  • Crowded skies

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    New Government files reveal an array of unexplained objects has been spotted hovering in our sides.

    Records held by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) show seven UFO (unidentified flying object) reports have been logged across Wearside and East Durham since 1999.

     

    And the Echo's archives show the area may be a hot spot for extra-terrestrial beings.

    MoD reports confirm one UFO incident at Sunderland, when a lone silver pyramid-shaped object was reported during October last year.

    Two incidents of UFO activity were reported at Seaham, and a further two at Hetton. One incident was recorded in Durham, and one ...

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  • UFO or no? Tanya's left in the dark

    By Article Importer on November 16th, 2011

    Just tell me one thing, Tanya Matarwe asked, a hint of tears in her eyes. Do you think I'm sane? Sure, I told her. This kind of thing probably happens more often than you think.

    She thanked me profusely and shook my hand.

    Here's her story. and the reason she wanted reassurance.

    Tanya, a 25-year-old travel agent. was driving home to Carlsbad from a friend's house in San Marcos at 12:45 a.m. Friday. They'd been bowling and talking; her father expected her home on time. and she was late.

    Tired but still alert, Tanya ...

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  • The Case of the Missing Pharaoh

    By John Anthony West, New York Times, New York, New York on November 16th, 2011

    SAUGERTIES, N.Y. he police seldom work on a subtle but critical crime of scholarship. But a New York City detective's forensic art apparently has exposed a case of academic malprac tice. His work lends credence to theory that the Sphinx. is thousands of years older than Egyptologists and archeologists think. If it is, we must radically revise our ideas about an cient. civilization before the rise of the Egyptian culture about 3000 B.C.

    Egyptologists insist that the Sphinx of Giza was built about 2500 B.C. by an Old Kingdom pharaoh, Chephren (or Khafre). But a Boston ...

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  • 'Ringing rock' believed part of ancient cultures

    By CHARLES HILLINGER, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA on April 26th, 1991

    MENIFEE VALLEY, Calif. - When Catherine Saubel, a 70-year-old Cahuilla Indian, stood before the 2- by 3-foot granite rock, she was emotion ally overwhelmed.

    "I was awe-struck just being in its presence. I visualized what it must have been like when prehistoric medicine men played ancient songs on the rock before large gather ings of people. This rock is very sacred to Indians," Sau bel said.

    Curator of the Malki Museum on the Morongo Reservation near Banning, Calif., for the last 26 years, Saubel has known about so-called "ringing rocks" all her life. But this was the first time she had ...

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