Spielberg, Close Encounters, and Conspiracy Theories

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Spielberg, Close Encounters, and Conspiracy Theories
Since its original cinematic release in 1977, Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind has been the subject of fervent speculation in the UFO conspiracy community. Many UFO buffs are convinced that the movie was produced as part of an official acclimation program in anticipation of an alien “disclosure” event. This speculation […]
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Mysterious Encounters with Bigfoot at Military Bases

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Mysterious Encounters with Bigfoot at Military Bases
The Bigfoot phenomenon had grown to be quite a bizarre feature of the world of the weird. These massive hairy creatures have been spotted all over the world, in places where they should have no business being such as England, and in literally every U.S. state, including yes, even Hawaii. These beasts are sighted in […]
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Strange Encounters with Mysterious Living Blobs

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Strange Encounters with Mysterious Living Blobs
There can be no doubt that sightings of mysterious creatures can quite often run off the rails, careening  from the strange to lodge themselves firmly into a domain of utter bizarreness and absurdity, defying easy categorization and provoking quite a bit of head scratching. Certainly residing in this fringe realm of surreal weirdness are the […]
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Early Encounters with the Nessies

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Early Encounters with the Nessies
The term “Loch Ness Monster” was created in 1933, in the wake of a number of sightings of strange creatures seen in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland – and, on occasion, even briefly on the land. Although Loch Ness has a longstanding tradition of supernatural entities in its midst (they were known as Kelpies […]
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Explorers’ Mysterious Historical Encounters With Real Giants in the New World

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Explorers’ Mysterious Historical Encounters With Real Giants in the New World
Humans have always been fascinated by what lies out over the horizon of our known world and borders, by what lies over the next hill or over the waves beyond what we see. This fascination has driven us to explore and understand our planet since time unremembered, and countless explorers have bravely pushed past the […]
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Wartime Encounters with Menacing Mystery Monsters

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Wartime Encounters with Menacing Mystery Monsters
Throughout history the battlefields of our bloody wars have been saturated with all manner of tales of valor, bravery, cruelty, and tragedy. These are part of the fabric of war, an intrinsic property of it, and this tapestry of death infuses our history with its grim shadow. Often overshadowed by the atrocity and gloom of […]
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Truly Surreal Encounters With Absurd Unidentified Entities

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Truly Surreal Encounters With Absurd Unidentified Entities
In the already exceedingly odd history of mysterious encounters with unexplained entities, there are sometimes some that stand out as particularly bizarre, to the point of being almost ludicrous. I have delved into this here at Mysterious Universe before, quite recently in fact, but the list of such perplexing cases remains long. Here are more […]
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We Asked People at a UFO Conference About Their Alien Encounters

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We Asked People at a UFO Conference About Their Alien Encounters
December 16, 2017 is a date that looms large for believers in and enthusiasts of UFOs and the paranormal. On it the New York Times published a story, “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program,” which featured a video snippet taken from a camera attached to a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet of an unknown […]
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Bizarre Encounters with the Batsquatch

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Bizarre Encounters with the Batsquatch
In the annals of strange animals, monsters, and mystery beasts there are some that seem to truly defy classification, and which really go to the far extremes of the weird. These are creatures and entities that defy any real category, cause us to scratch our heads, and which flutter on the edge of absurdity, and […]
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Vegetable Men, Space Fairies, and Other Truly Bizarre Alien Encounters

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Vegetable Men, Space Fairies, and Other Truly Bizarre Alien Encounters
There can be no doubt that any alleged encounter with creatures from another world is already by definition profoundly bizarre. Such reports really cover the full spectrum of the odd and of high strangeness, with these accounts reliably stirring debate, wonder, and awe. Yet there are some cases that go even beyond this, to fully […]
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