• UFO sightings spike in Laredo

    By Roy Bragg, San Antonio Express-News on March 31st, 2013

    Residents of the south Texas border town, Laredo, have been spotting unidentified light orbs for years. Several sightings were reported at the end of 2012, with some videos of the lights going viral.

    A local citizen's group, the Laredo Paranormal Research Society claim to have documented over two dozen sightings. 

    The repeated sightings have also drawn the attention of skeptics who resort to a default explanation of secret tests of "military stealth technology."

    Roy Bragg filed this report for the San Antonio Press: -Editor

    America's southern border has been a security nightmare for a century or more, creating ...

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  • New crew takes first express rocket to space station

    By NASA, Houston, Texas on March 29th, 2013

    The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft carrying three new Expedition 35 crew members docked with the International Space Station’s Poisk module at 10:28 p.m. EDT Thursday, completing its accelerated journey to the orbiting complex in less than six hours. 

    Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:43 p.m. (2:43 a.m. Friday, Baikonur time) are the first station crew members to take this expedited route to the orbiting laboratory. The Soyuz reached the station after ...

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  • New report of "huge" UFO "monstrosity" over Detroit

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 29th, 2013

    A new eyewitness report has surfaced about a set of widely reported triangle UFOs that flew over the Detroit area in January.

    The strange lights and craft made news headlines (see below) when Facebook and other internet buzz over the UFOs surged during the second week of the year.

    The new account submitted to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) offers an explicit description of the UFOs as they flew over the "alarmed" witness.

    The unnamed witness said that they heard an "unprecedented rumble for about ten minutes" before they looked out the window of their suburban Detroit home. What they ...

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  • DragonX splashdown

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 27th, 2013

    The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:36 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico.

    The Dragon returned from the International Space Station with garbage, food production experiments and fluid samples from the crew members to help study the effects if long term space travel on humans.

    The samples returned frozen as planned. In a previous mission, the freezer unit failed during its return to earth.


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  • Witnesses drive 100 feet under triangle UFO in North Carolina

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 27th, 2013

    Witnesses in North Carolina reportedly drove to within 100 feet of a well lit, triangle shape UFO at midnight on March 26, 2013.

    The reporting witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were traveling north on highway 211, in West End, NC, when the passengers and driver spotted a  "row of white lights with a red flashing light beneath them."

    They continued to drive until they were within 100 feet of the low flying object.

    At that close distance, the witnesses could see the triangular outline of a craft.

    The lights on the craft drew their attention, which ...

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  • UFO sighting reports settle down in 2013

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 25th, 2013

    Reported UFO sighting across the United States have decreased in 2013 after peaking last July, according  to two major UFO reporting organizations.

    Both the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) reported a spike in sightings reports in July of 2012.  MUFON received 850 domestic reports in July, up from 625 reports in June, according to MUFON Executive Director David MacDonald.

    "The second half of 2012 included about a 10 percent monthly increase over the first half of the year," said MacDonald, "and that trend stayed in place until February 2013.

    During the last half of ...

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  • Busy week on space station- Dragon departs while new crew to arrive

    By NASA, Houston, Texas on March 25th, 2013

    Science was the main focus aboard the International Space Station while preparations continued for the Dragon spacecraft release, now set for Tuesday, and Thursday’s launch and docking of three new Expedition 35 crew members. After their lunch hour, the current Expedition 35 trio conducted an emergency drill simulating a pressure loss. 

    More than three weeks after arriving at the station, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is ready for the trip back to Earth, now scheduled for Tuesday, March 26. Dragon's return date, originally scheduled for March 25, was postponed due to inclement weather developing near its targeted splashdown site ...

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  • Malta police officer shoots alleged UFO image

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 25th, 2013

    A police officer in Malta photographed what appears to be a UFO over the city of Marsaxlokk on the evening of March 19, 2013.

    The officer did not notice the the mysterious craft until afterward, while reviewing the photograph he took with his cell phone. The officer immediately brought it to a photo expert, identified as William Attard M.

    Attard submitted the photo on behalf of the police officer to UFO Casebook  and added some filtered images to help reveal the flying object.

    The police officer, who requested not to be identified, was taking pictures of smokestack at the Marsaxlokk ...

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  • Train passenger spots a dozen UFOs over Missouri plains

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 23rd, 2013

    A train passenger bound west for Kansas City, Missouri, reported observing 12 large, bright objects flying in changing formation on the afternoon of March 18, 2013.

    The unnamed witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were taking in the sights about 5 minutes after departing the Warrensburg, MO, train station when they spotted the UFOs at 1:35 PM.

    The view from the train window offered clear blue skies with cumulus clouds over passing farm fields. The witness was looking north when they "saw several bright white objects flying and moving in a non-bird formation pattern (not a ...

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  • UFO flies across field and close to witness in Wisconsin

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 19th, 2013

    A "refrigerator size" UFO reportedly flew across a field and close by a witness in Dousman, Wisconsin, near midnight on March 19, 2013.

    The unnamed witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were driving home on Highway 18 from visiting friends in Waukesha at 11:50 PM when they noticed a light coming toward them in a field along side the road.

    The light was described as constant and luminescent. As the light approached, the driver was able to see that "it was hovering and appeared to be about the size of a refrigerator."

    The witness had to ...

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  • More evidence seen of water on Mars

    By NASA, Pasadena, CA on March 19th, 2013

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has seen evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had already found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.

    Last week, the rover's science team announced that analysis of powder from a drilled mudstone rock on Mars indicates past environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life. Additional findings presented today (March 18) at a news briefing at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, suggest those conditions extended beyond the site of the drilling.

    Using infrared-imaging capability of a camera on the rover and an instrument that shoots neutrons ...

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  • Unusual craft reported overnight in Ocala, Florida

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 19th, 2013

    Residents of Ocala, Florida, have reported spotting a UFO in the early morning hours of March 18, 2013.

    WKMG television news in Orlando reports that the object(s) were described by witnesses as resembling military style aircraft.

    The aircraft were said to look like a group of helicopters flying in formation with a large plane.

    Which is what it may have been.

    However, when contacted about the sightings, a Navy spokesperson said that they do not conduct flights over a nearby bombing range in the Ocala National Forest between 2 AM and 3 AM, when the craft were spotted.

    The ...

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  • Hudson Valley New York sightings may be nation's biggest

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 18th, 2013

    New York’s Hudson Valley area may be the busiest UFO sighting corridor in the United States.

    There have been UFO signings reported in the region, which spans both shores of the Hudson River north from New York City to Albany, and extends east to Connecticut and west over Rockland and Orange Counties.

    The phenomenon reached it’s zenith in the 1980’s when thousands of people routinely saw massive UFOs hovering overhead, sometimes stopping highway traffic.

    The region continues to experience reports of high strangeness, including disturbing abduction cases that sometimes span same family members over multiple generations.

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  • Orb drops in and takes off in Pennsylvania

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 15th, 2013

    A husband and wife in Pennsylvania reported seeing an object descend rapidly in the sky, stop and fly off in a different direction on the late afternoon of March 12, 2013.

    The couple were having a smoke break outside their home in Danville, PA, at around 5 PM when the husband watched "this thing fall and come to a complete stop in mid air" according to a report they submitted to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

    He directed his wife to the object and they born observed it change appearance into "a white orb or bubble."

    The UFO continued to ...

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  • West Virginia mother and sons watch silver UFO hover over trailer

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 14th, 2013

    A mother and her two sons in West Virginia observed a silver disc shape UFO with bright lights hovering above a trailer home on the evening of March 12, 2013.

    The woman's husband reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that his family was driving north on Interstate 79 from the Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, WV, at about 9 PM when they noticed a "large, floating object" above a hill near the Saltwell Road exit.

    They thought that the craft was a distressed airplane attempting to make an emergency landing, and followed it to a nearby park and ride ...

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  • 'Huge' triangle UFO flyover 'freaks out' Alabama witness-helicopters follow

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 13th, 2013


    A witness in Helena, Alabama, reports that a "huge" triangle UFO with bright lights flew over their home on the evening of March 8, 2013.

    The unnamed witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were home watching television at about 9:40 PM when they noticed "a very bright white light" flying toward their home.

    Their home is on a mountain top, with a view that extends for miles.  As the bright light approached, the witness grabbed a cell phone to take video and stepped outside on to their deck to investigate. However, MUFON reported that no video ...

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  • NASA confirms- Mars could have supported life

    By NASA, Pasadena, CA on March 12th, 2013

    An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.

    Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater.

    An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.

    Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a ...

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  • Mysterious blue light over Scotland still mystifies

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 12th, 2013

    News continues to surface about a mysterious blue light that appeared over the skies of Berwickshire, Scotland last month.

    A local resident has come forward with photographs that he took of the light that appeared on February 1, 2013.

    Paul Taylor was driving home from Berwick to Duns, when snapped the images.

    He noticed the strange light when he was reviewing his images on a computer a week later.

    He decided to share his pictures after reading local press accounts of the sighting which was reported by several witnesses.

    John Robson of nearby Coldstream was walking his dog at 8 ...

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  • Bright orange light hovers over Virginia field

    By Ted Bonnitt on March 12th, 2013

    Two witnesses in Virginia Beach, VA, report seeing a strange and silent "bright orange light" flying over a field on the night of March 1, 2013.

    The unmanned reporting witness and their mother were driving home at about 10 PM when they saw the object hovering to the left of the road.

    The mother pulled their car into the left turning land and opened her window to take a look.

    The witness told the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) that the light initially appeared to have a "reddish halo" that faded into a "single bright, orange light."

    They said the ...

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  • Rare chance to see comet in northern hemisphere

    By DC Agle, NASA, Pasadena, CA on March 9th, 2013

    Comets visible to the naked eye are a rare delicacy in the celestial smorgasbord of objects in the nighttime sky. Scientists estimate that the opportunity to see one of these icy dirtballs advertising their cosmic presence so brilliantly they can be seen without the aid of a telescope or binoculars happens only once every five to 10 years. That said, there may be two naked-eye comets available for your viewing pleasure this year.

    "You might have heard of a comet ISON, which may become a spectacular naked-eye comet later this fall," said Amy Mainzer, the principal investigator of NASA's ...

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