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'Mystery Men' Took Our UFO Data: Navy Veterans

5 veterans tell their version of a UFO sighting

(Newser) - The Navy already admits to seeing "unidentified aerial phenomena." Now five Navy veterans are adding to the story with details about longer video footage and two mysterious visitors, Fox News reports. In a private group chat with Popular Mechanics , the veterans tell their version of what happened on... More »

Dozens Show Up at Area 51 Gate

No mass storming takes place, but one person is arrested for urinating near the gate

(Newser) - About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada—at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens—and one person was arrested, authorities said. The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals... More »

US Navy Confirms UFO Videos

But the Navy doesn't like saying 'UFOs'

(Newser) - The Navy isn't hiding it: Those purported UFO videos seen in recent years really do show unidentified flying objects, the Washington Post reports. "The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told the Black Vault blog last week... More »

3 Senators Just Got Briefed on UFOs

The classified Pentagon briefing happened Wednesday

(Newser) - The list of lawmakers who have received briefings on Navy encounters with UFOs has gotten a bit longer. The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, was among three senators to receive a classified Pentagon briefing on the issue Wednesday, reports Politico , which cites "a growing number... More »

OK, UFOs Exist. Now We Need to Start Considering Aliens

Daniel W. Drezner argues our view may still be too limited

(Newser) - A decade ago, two scientists published a paper on "the authoritative taboo on taking UFOs seriously." Essentially, Alexander Wendt and Raymond Duvall put the issue down to a failure to accept a scenario—say, that aliens are visiting us on the regular—that would injure our anthropocentric view.... More »

Near-Constant UFO Sightings Force New Navy Procedure

From now on, pilots will be able to submit UFO data

(Newser) - Angry pilots have prompted the US Navy to draft new guidelines about UFO sightings—but it seems that information will be kept from the public, Newsweek reports. "There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air spaces in recent... More »

Pilots Spot UFOs Over Ireland: 'It Was Moving So Fast'

Irish Aviation Authority investigating bright lights seen Friday

(Newser) - The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating after multiple pilots spotted UFOs traveling faster than the speed of sound over Ireland on Friday. Shortly before 7am local time, a British Airways pilot contacted air traffic controllers at Shannon Airport on Ireland's west coast to ask about possible military exercises, per... More »

45 Years After Alleged Alien Abduction, He's Speaking Out

Calvin Parker passed a polygraph about the incident he says happened in 1973

(Newser) - Calvin Parker was looking for fish. He says he instead found aliens—or, rather, aliens found him. The date was Oct. 11, 1973, but Parker has hardly mentioned it in the 45 years since he and 42-year-old Charles Hickson saw a blinding light over Mississippi's Pascagoula River. Hickson, who... More »

Town Wants UFO Memorial Moved; Witness Says No Way

Thom Reed is willing to pick a fight

(Newser) - A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting, the AP reports. The 5,000-pound memorial in Sheffield was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet a few weeks... More »

The Strange Journey of Blink-182's Tom DeLonge

He has become a leading authority on UFOs

(Newser) - Tom DeLonge believes aliens are real. He also believes, among other things, that the Cold War served to cover up alien life and that the US government has an alien locked up. "It sounds like the ramblings of a very high man," Kelsey McKinney writes at the Fader... More »

Ex-Chief of Pentagon's UFO Program: We May Not Be Alone

Luis Elizondo, now in private sector, says US is ignoring a potential security threat

(Newser) - How's this for a bold statement on alien life: "My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone." It comes not from a conspiracist in a tinfoil hat but from the former Pentagon official who ran the Defense Department's... More »

Pentagon Never Admitted Having Secret UFO Program. Until Now

'What was considered science fiction is now science fact'

(Newser) - The truth, as they say, is out there. In 2007, former senator Harry Reid—along with former senators Ted Stevens and Daniel Inouye—used "so-called black money" to secretly fund a program inside the Defense Department to study and investigate reports of UFOs, particularly from US military personnel. Despite... More »

Billy Corgan Says He Saw a Human Shift Shape

And 8 more celebs who say they've seen something otherworldly

(Newser) - It's only Wednesday, and yet it's already been a good week for the paranormal. First came coverage of Miami GOP congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who once said she's remained in telepathic contact with aliens ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond,... More »

UFO Researcher's Odd Death Raises Eyebrows

After Britain's Max Spiers is found dead, conspiracy theories follow

(Newser) - Days before his death this summer, 39-year-old Max Spiers texted his mother these words: "If anything happens to me, investigate." The Brit just happened to be a well-known figure in the world of UFO researchers, and now conspiracy theories are running wild. Authorities in Poland, where Spiers died,... More »

In Latest Clinton Leak: Blink-182 Singer, Campaign Chair Talk UFOs

Tom DeLonge may have interviewed John Podesta for doc

(Newser) - What does Hillary Clinton's campaign chief have in common with Blink-182 rocker Tom DeLonge? A fascination with UFOs , apparently. WikiLeaks' latest email dump reveals DeLonge has sent several emails regarding extraterrestrial life to Clinton campaign head John Podesta over the past two years. In a 2015 email "relating... More »

Why UFO Enthusiasts Love Clinton

She's promised to declassify UFO files

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have lost West Virginia, but she can find solace in having inspired what the New York Times calls "a passionate bloc of voters": UFO enthusiasts. If she becomes president, the Democratic front-runner says she would declassify files relating to Area 51, unless they pose a threat... More »

Canada Is Seeing Lots of UFOs These Days

Quebec resident reported seeing tiny 'humanoids'

(Newser) - Perhaps aliens have taken a liking to the Great White North. The annual Canadian UFO Survey by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research shows "the second highest level of sightings that we've recorded since we started doing the survey back in the 1980s," with 1,267 across Canada in 2015,... More »

Campaign Chairman Says Clinton Will Declassify 'UFO Files'

'The American people can handle the truth'

(Newser) - With The X-Files off the air—again—we need somebody to step into Fox Mulder's shoes. It looks like that somebody is going to be Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. USA Today reports Podesta, who was also chief of staff for President Clinton and a member of... More »

Montana Man: I Have Proof UFOs Are Real

He claims his camera caught one above Montana last month

(Newser) - Richard O'Connor's two motion detection cameras are positioned 30 feet off the ground around his Clancy, Montana, home, and are trained skyward: Over the course of nearly two years, they've snapped some 280,000 photos. Most show birds, squirrels, or branches. But five of the bunch, taken... More »

Aliens Have a Soft Spot for Florida, Apparently

State has second-most UFO sightings in the country: group

(Newser) - Quick, name a UFO hot spot around the US. If northwest Florida didn't come to mind, maybe it should have. As the Tallahassee Democrat reports, the Big Bend region in the state has had all kinds of sightings dating back to the 1970s. In recent years, 50 sightings in... More »

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