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Strange news archive: November-December 2010

Ball lightning
Ball lightning 'may explain UFOs'
(Dec 1, 2010)

Some UFO sightings could be explained by ball lightning and other atmospheric phenomena, claims Australian astrophysicist Stephen Hughes. The scientist has made a detailed study of an unusual event in 2006 when large meteors were observed over Brisbane. Their appearance occurred at the same time as a brilliant green object was seen to roll over nearby mountains.

Read more. Source: BBC

future predictions
Is this evidence that we can see the future?
(Nov 14, 2010)

Extraordinary claims don't come much more extraordinary than this: events that haven't yet happened can influence our behavior. Parapsychologists have made outlandish claims about precognition – knowledge of unpredictable future events – for years. But the fringe phenomenon is about to get a mainstream airing: a paper providing evidence for its existence has been accepted for publication by the leading social psychology journal.

Read more. Source: New Scientist

mystery trail
Mystery 'missile' likely a jet contrail, says expert
(Nov 10, 2010)

What appeared to be a rocket blasting into the skies off the southern California coast on Monday was probably just an approaching plane, a Harvard astronomer who tracks space launches says. Around 5 pm local time on Monday, a KCBS news helicopter shot a video showing what appeared to be a missile launch above the Pacific Ocean.

Read more. Source: New Scientist


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