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The UFO sighted over the Windermere area of Cumbria was described at the time as triangular or diamond-shaped and rather like a twin-hulled catamaran.


Posted: 8/9/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 168   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: UFOs

The new fragment from the Book of Revelation, written in ancient Greek and dating from the late third century, is part of a hoard of previously unintelligible manuscripts discovered in historic dumps outside Oxyrhynchus in Egypt.


Posted: 5/2/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 113   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Religion

Conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, were fuelled yesterday after it emerged that the car in which she was meant to have travelled failed to start.


Posted: 3/16/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 117   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Conspiracy Theories

The files, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show that, last year, the Ministry of Defence’s UFO unit received 88 reports from military staff and members of the public worried about unexplained objects in our skies.


Posted: 2/2/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 116   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: UFOs

For 250 years, the cryptic inscription has exercised the minds of Britain’s finest theologians, historians and scientists, including Charles Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood and, most recently, the Second World War code-breakers of Bletchley Park.


Posted: 11/26/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 107   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Mysteries

A woman who for 15 years has lived in Rue des Fossés-Saint-Marcel in the 5th arrondissement said two inexplicable deaths and "a strange atmosphere’’ dominated the street until she found a skeleton in her cellar and arranged for its burial.


Posted: 11/17/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 110   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Ghosts

Armed with motion detectors, dark-vision cameras and electromagnetic monitors, the Paranormal Research Organisation is Britain’s most dedicated ’ghostbusting’ outfit. Matthew Sweet joined its top operatives for a spooky showdown on Bodmin Moor


Posted: 9/22/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 119   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Ghosts

Undrinkable water from Loch Ness has sparked an unlikely global sales boom.


Posted: 8/2/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 124   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Oddball News

Crop circles used to be the work of amateur pranksters. Now, flattening wheat fields is a lucrative commercial enterprise. Kate Burt meets the Circlemakers


Posted: 7/6/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 114   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Crop Circles

... two young girls in Yorkshire launched what was to become one of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th Century. They claimed to have photographed the fairies at the bottom of their garden.


Posted: 2/18/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 116   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: General

Jerusalem is said to be the only city in the world with its own psychiatric condition: Jerusalem Syndrome. This condition, causing sufferers to believe they are prophets or Biblical figures, afflicts religious tourists, and before the Intifada, when there were more tourists, there were as many as 50 cases a year.


Posted: 1/25/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 105   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Religion

One winter’s night in 1804, a vigilante fired a gun at a blood-curdling spectre he believed to be the "Hammersmith Ghost" that had terrorised the neighbourhood.


Posted: 1/3/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 107   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Ghosts

The Christmas truce of the Great War in 1914 was started by a "peace movement" of German soldiers who won over their trenchbound British foes by lobbing chocolate cake at them instead of hand grenades, a new book claims.


Posted: 12/24/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 106   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: General

The tiny Queensland town of Boulia only ever had one claim to fame: the mysterious shimmering lights that appeared at night and chased terrified stockmen across the dusty plains of the desert.


Posted: 4/21/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 109   Submitted By: jeff   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: UFOs

It is Britain’s most celebrated UFO encounter: the sighting in 1980 of ’alien’ craft in a Suffolk forest.


Posted: 12/4/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 113   Submitted By: jeff   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: UFOs

There has long been a suspicion in some quarters that the Moon landings were faked. Nasa, however, has always maintained a dignified silence on the subject. Until now... Andrew Gumbel reports on a new twist in the greatest conspiracy theory of all


Posted: 11/27/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 110   Submitted By: jeff   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Conspiracy Theories

Art student, 17, found guilty of stabbing widow and drinking her blood in the hope that it would make him immortal


Posted: 8/5/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 95   Submitted By: jeff   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Alternative Spirituality

A Canadian underwater exploration company using sonar has found what looks like an ancient lost city at the bottom of the Caribbean off Cuba.


Posted: 12/9/2001 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 115   Submitted By: jeff   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

Confession is never easy. When you are confessing to strangers that you believe you have witnessed UFOs, it is even more difficult.


Posted: 5/10/2001 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 110   Submitted By: jeff   Source: news.independent.co.uk Category: UFOs