Archive for August, 2006

Tom Petty Wrecks Car Chasing ‘UFOs’

This one can’t be a fake. No wait, nagging doubted activated, no “stranger than fiction” alert cancelled it out. This one can’t be a fake.

Tom Petty from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has vowed never to drive again after wrecking his car while chasing what he thought were UFOs after Adam Sandler’s wedding, according to the World & Entertainment News Network.

Sandler sent up some weather baloons at his wedding to keep the paparazzi at bay when Petty saw “three enormous silver balls floating in the sky.” He got in his car and chased them down thinking they were UFOs. When he reached the balloons, he realized his mistake and attempted to turn the car around wrecking his car in the process and almost killing to people. Petty has sworn off driving ever since.

Couple in Bahrain Catch UFO on Camera

So, is it a UFO or something else?

According to the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain, a Sri Lankan couple took this picture after the unidentified object flew over the car one night with a digital camera.

Omerdeen Hamad Idrees said the object moved very slowly across the sky in small circular movements.

Co-Author of “Canadian UFO Report” Has Never Seen a UFO

It sounds like the most textbook definition of irony since Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while jogging, but it’s true.

UFO Author Chris Rutkowski told the Winnipeg Sun he’s never seen a UFO, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.

He’s the co-author with Geoff Dittman of “The Canadian UFO Report,” a database that has collected 5,000 Canadian UFO sightings dating back as far as 1663. He still receives reports every year. Last year, he collected over 763 sightings.

Mexican Air Force releases UFO video

We move south of the world to south of the border.

The Mexican Air Force released infrared footage of a series of lights believed to be UFOs, according to BBC News.

The video shows 11 lights moving rapidly in the sky and a pilot shouting “We are not alone! We are not alone!”. The Mexican defense ministry released the tape and UFO experts said it’s the first time a UFO video has received the backing of a government.

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