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  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Just saw an honest to goodness UFO

    03/06/2013 9:31:29 PM PST · by albionin · 139 replies
    Me
    Wow. Just saw a real life UFO. Southern Colorado. It happened around 8:25 P.M. On the way home and I saw a bright orange light off to the east. It looked like the top third of a really orange moon rising very fast from behind a cloud except there are no clouds tonight and there is no moon. It pulsed slowly on and then off. I pulled over and got out. No sound. Looked to be, and this is my best guess, about 10 to 15 thousand feet up and elongated. Seemed to be between me and the Sangre De...
  • In North Carolina, Bigfoot Crossed the Road

    03/24/2011 7:16:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 24, 2011 | Foxnews.com
    Bigfoot caught on tape? A Shelby, North Carolina man claims to have a video of the legendary Bigfoot. Thomas Byers was driving with a friend when he says he saw Bigfoot cross Golden Valley Church Road in Rutherford County Tuesday evening. Naturally, he whipped out his video camera and was able to capture a five-second video from about 15 to 20 feet away. "It ran across the road and into the woods right in front of us and I was able to film it," Byers wrote in an e-mail to WCNC NewsChannel 36 in Charlotte, N.C. "In the short video...
  • Rare sighting in Laos of mysterious beast (twin-horned saola)

    09/17/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/10 | AFP
    HANOI (AFP) – One of the world's rarest animals, the secretive and mysterious twin-horned saola, has been seen for the first time in a decade, conservationists say. Villagers in Laos captured a saola in August and took it to their remote community, but it died after a few days in captivity, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a statement. The animal was photographed before its death, the first confirmed record since 1999 when pictures of wild saola were taken by automatic cameras in Laos, said IUCN, a Swiss-based network of scientists and environmental organisations. No biologist...
  • WOODFORD GREEN: MoD appeals for calm after UFO sighting[UK]

    03/01/2008 11:47:39 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 214+ views
    Guardian-Series ^ | 29 Feb 2008 | Daniel Binns
    <p>THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) has appealed for calm after a UFO was spotted over Woodford Green.</p> <p>Two residents have contacted the Guardian saying they saw a strange object flying through the sky last weekend above the Winston Churchill statue on Woodford Green.</p>
  • Butterfly sighting causes stir in Texas (tiny green butterfly not seen in US in more than 70 years)

    10/12/2007 9:13:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 65+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/07 | AP
    FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas - A tiny green butterfly not seen in the United States in more than 70 years likes the new butterfly garden at Falcon State Park, experts said. Berry Nall of Falcon Heights took a photograph of his find on Monday, posted it on his Web site and asked members of an online mailing list to help him identify it. "I tried to get as many pictures as I could, but it took off," Nall said. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department informed him that he had taken a picture of a telea hairstreak butterfly. "I knew something...
  • Crews head to possible Fossett sighting (Sighting in Nevada isn’t Fossett’s plane)

    09/09/2007 3:16:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,628+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/07 | Martin Griffith - ap
    RENO, Nev. - Rescue crews were headed to another potential sighting of Steve Fossett's plane Sunday afternoon near where the famous aviator took off on Labor Day. The sighting occurred within a 50-mile radius of the airstrip about 80 miles southeast of Reno, said Kim Toulouse, a spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife assisting in the search operation. "We have aircraft and ground forces en route to that location," Toulouse told reporters, refusing to take any questions. At least six times during the past week search and rescue crews have spotted airplane wreckage they thought might be Fossett's only...
  • UFO Sightings Published By MoD (UK)

    08/06/2007 4:20:33 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2007 | Stephen Adams
    UFO sightings published by MoD By Stephen Adams Last Updated: 2:45pm BST 06/08/2007 A rotating silver pyramid, a "metallic spinning object" with green engines and a "mother ship with two smaller orbs" were among the bizarre UFO sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence last year. UFOs filmed by Mexican Air Force pilots in 2004 The ministry has published details of 97 reports of unidentified flying objects in 2006, opening a treasure trove of potential information to those who believe we are not alone. It has also published details of reported sightings going back to 1998, showing there have been...
  • Louisiana Cougar Caught On Trail Cam

    05/14/2007 10:20:23 PM PDT · by omegaman66 · 6 replies · 399+ views
    TheJump.Net ^ | 5-14-2007 | Mike Guerin
    For those that don't believe the picture comes from Louisiana, these other animals at the same location helps narrow down where the picture was taken. The opossum and bear range only overlaps in a few places. One being in Louisiana!
  • Man believed to be N. Korean leader's son arrives in Beijing (Kim Jong-nam sighting)

    02/11/2007 7:14:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 567+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 02/11/07
    Man believed to be N. Korean leader's son arrives in Beijing (Kyodo) _ A man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, arrived in Beijing on Sunday for what he said was a personal visit. "I have nothing to do with the six-party talks or some kind of financial sanctions," the man told reporters in Korean at a Beijing hotel, referring to the nuclear negotiations and the source of a feud between North Korea and the United States. "I came only for personal affairs," he added. Dressed in a cap, sunglasses and...
  • Mystery Americans on the trail of bin Laden?(bin Laden sighting)

    05/15/2006 10:35:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 1,889+ views
    NYT ^ | 05/15/06 | Carlotta Gall
    Mystery Americans on the trail of bin Laden? By Carlotta Gall The New York Times MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006 CHITRAL, Pakistan This quiet mountain resort, better known for its polo games and mountain treks, has become the latest site of interest in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, much to the outrage and bemusement of its inhabitants. Chitral is the remotest northwestern territory in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, stretching along the Afghan border to the high mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush and the Pamirs, following the Wakhan Corridor, the long finger of Afghanistan that reaches to the...
  • Dragon-shaped Flying Object Appears in Jilin Province(dragon-sighting continues)

    09/13/2005 7:06:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 82 replies · 10,497+ views
    Dragon-shaped Flying Object Appears in Jilin Province The Epoch Times Sep 12, 2005 An image of the phenomenon captured on an observer's picture-phone (The Epoch Times) At about 6 p.m. on August 6, two students walked out of their library in Jilin University and looked up. “Look! A flying dragon appears in the sky!” A student named Li captured an image of the dragon on his picture-phone, providing the second instance of photo documentation of a dragon flying over China so far this summer. “When I was walking out of the library, I saw a bright, animal-shaped object flying in...
  • Bin Laden Spotted at CNN

    08/18/2005 8:26:45 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies · 899+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | 18 aug 05 | Jeremy Robb
    Osama bin Laden, long thought to be hiding in Pakistan or Afghanistan, is now thought to have been hiding out in the newsroom at CNN. The savvy news veteran has apparently been a senior editor at CNN for over two years, but slipped away before FBI agents could apprehend him. The FBI is keeping an eye on other known al Qaeda cells, like The New York Times, CBS and NPR to see if bin Laden surfaces there.
  • UFO sighting in Exeter - again! - (Retired Navy officer reports his sighting in detail!)

    07/28/2005 8:25:37 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 131 replies · 2,465+ views
    SEACOAST ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | Adam Dolge
    EXETER - There was something odd in the sky last week, something that caused a Navy veteran with 10,000 hours of flight experience to have his own close encounter. The former flight engineer, who wished to be identified only as "David," said of the experience, "this was like nothing I’ve ever seen before." What the retired Navy chief petty officer said he saw last Wednesday could only be classified as a UFO, an unidentified flying object. It was a bright and sunny afternoon, about 3:15 p.m., and David was outside preparing his lawnmower. He had filled the mower with gas,...
  • Bigfoot spotted in Yukon: 9 people claim to see giant creature in backyard-(he's ba-a-a-akk!)

    07/14/2005 7:54:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 1,984+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | Staff Writer
    The legendary creature "Bigfoot" has been spotted again, this time in Canada, where nine people in the Yukon community of Teslin claim to have seen the legendary creature. According to the CBC, the witnesses, some of whom are children, saw the hairy, human-like creature pass in front of a house window, and then later behind an abandoned car near some houses last weekend. Roger Smarch of Teslin, Canada, shows off track where mysterious creature was spotted (courtesy: CBC) Those who claim to have seen Bigfoot, which is also known as a sasquatch, said they heard trees snapping and creaking despite...
  • Iraq: al-Zarqawi Seen Handing Out Alms Near Syrian Border

    06/28/2005 8:12:00 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 27 replies · 1,268+ views
    adnki.com ^ | June 28, 2005 | AKI
    Baghdad, 28 June (AKI) - Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been seen handing out money to evacuee families in the small town of al-Karabla, near al-Qaim on the Syrian border, according to a message posted to various Islamist websites, signed by 'Muhib al-Faruq'. The message is headed "Allah is great: an urgent message from a brother from the town of al-Karabla who swears by what he says". In the message, al-Faruq says he has spoken with the "brother" from al-Karabla, who claims al-Qaeda has given some 700 dollars per household to 85 families whose houses have been destroyed...
  • Iraq: Reported Sighting of Al-Zarqawi in Ramadi Hospital

    04/28/2005 3:54:52 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 47 replies · 1,909+ views
    Baghdad, 28 April (AKI) - The Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is reported to have been seen on Wednesday at the hospital in Ramadi, which was later searched by US forces. The director of the hospital, Munam Aftan, told the Iraq-based newspaper Al-Zaman that US troops surrounded and raided the entire hospital, searching for al-Zarqawi, who is believed to be al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq. "They told me they had to search the entire hospital - Aftan explained - because they had received information saying that al-Zarqawi was here, accompanied by four Opel cars, inside of which were his bodyguards and...
  • 'Sighting' Of Tasmanian Tiger Sparks L1.2m Bounty Hunt

    04/02/2005 5:47:25 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 1,473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2005 | Anna Gizowska
    'Sighting' of Tasmanian tiger sparks £1.2m bounty hunt By Anna Gizowska in Sydney (Filed: 03/04/2005) Officially, the last of their kind died out more than half a century ago, their downfall brought about because white settlers believed they had a voracious appetite for sheep. Now the Tasmanian tiger is once again the subject of a manhunt - this time to prove that the species still exists. The Tasmanian tiger was officially declared extinct in 1986 After dramatic claims by a German tourist to have seen one of the mysterious, meat-eating marsupials lurking deep in the Tasmanian wilderness, Australian magazines and...
  • ***KIM JONG-IL LIVE SIGHTING. APPEARS 3/8/05 @ RUSSIAN EMBASSY IN N. KOREA (COLOR FOTO)***

    03/11/2005 1:16:59 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 1,925+ views
    English DongaNewspaper(online) in English, Seoul, Korea ^ | 11 March 2005 | English DongaMagazine (online)
    March 8, 2005, Pyongyang, North Korea Kim Jong il, the Chia Pet (center) Alive and kickin' folks. Live sighting. Second or third live sighting in North Korea in the last several weeks, another one at a Russian ballet presentation in Pyongyang.For the Free Republic KIM JONG-IL file (the "when was he last seen alive?" file)....
  • First direct sighting of an extrasolar planet

    01/12/2005 7:07:27 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 56 replies · 1,910+ views
    NewScientist.com news service ^ | Tuesday, January 11, 2005 | Maggie McKee
    Astronomers have directly observed an extrasolar planet for the first time, but are at a loss to explain what they see. More than 130 planets have been detected orbiting stars other than our own, the Sun. But because the stars far outshine the planets, all of the planets were detected indirectly - by how much they made their host stars wobble or dim, for example. Now, astronomers say they are almost certain they have snapped an actual image of an extrasolar planet. It was first seen at infrared wavelengths with the Very Large Telescope in Chile in April 2004, and...
  • Pak denies Osama sighted in Chitral region

    12/14/2004 1:00:49 AM PST · by Snapple · 39 replies · 2,494+ views
    PTI News ^ | 12-13-04 | not attributed
    Pak denies Osama sighted in Chitral region Dec 13, 2004 09:08:00 PM .ISLAMABA FES95 Islamabad, Dec 13 (PTI) Pakistan today denied reports that terror mastermind Osma bin Laden was sighted in its Chitral region of the Northern Areas and the US forces launched operations to capture him. "He has not been sighted in Chitral or anywhere," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, Masood Khan told a media briefing here today. He also termed as rumours disinformaton campaign reports that US troops launched operation on the Chitral region to hunt bin Laden.
  • Zarqawi spotted south of Kirkuk?

    11/22/2004 2:13:46 PM PST · by demlosers · 63 replies · 4,727+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2004
    Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the suspected al-Qaida leader in Iraq, was spotted south of the northern Iraqi oil-center of Kirkuk, reports said Monday. The daily al-Taakhi, organ of the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani, quoted a police source in Kirkuk as saying Zarqawi had fled the battles in Fallujah to northern Iraq and might have been wounded. "Zarqawi was able to sneak out of Fallujah with the help of his followers and moved in stages to the province of Toz Khormatu, south of Kirkuk," said the source, who was not identified. He said...
  • Indian Air Force Spots Osama Bin Laden in Tibet-Ladkh Region, Goes on Red Alert (debkafile)

    10/31/2004 4:51:01 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 32 replies · 2,081+ views
    Debkafile Global Security Newsletter ^ | November 1, 2004 12:15am | Diane Shalem-editor
    Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was spotted in the flesh just a few days ago--according to Debkafile's global security sources.Between October 17th and October 19th, and Indian air force reconnaissance plane picked up the elusive terrorist mastermind in the Tibet Ladkh region close to the Northeastern corner of Pakistan bordering India and China.Additional surveillance aircraft were called in and identified the Al Qaeda leader on the move with a 10 vehicle convoy of black Japanese minivans. Four of these vehicles turned up again on October 22nd heading east towards the Chinese border.The agents hunting the Al Qaeda leader are...
  • Fox TV News Reporting Indian Intelligence has Sighted Bin Laden

    10/31/2004 8:27:09 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 327 replies · 21,277+ views
    Fox News | 10/31/2004 | Vanity
    <p>Fox News at the moment is reporting that Indian Intelligence has spotted Ben Laden convoy.</p>
  • Bin Laden Videotape & Bin Laden spotted by Indian AF

    10/30/2004 5:20:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies · 2,489+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/31/04 16th of Cheshvan, 5765 | Staff
    DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report Indian Air Force sighted bin Laden a few days ago on Tibet-Laddakh region close to the North-Eastern corner of Pakistan bordering India and China. Indian forces went on red alert US Homeland Security secretary Ridge announces terror alert will not be raised but extra vigilance advised – in wake of Bin Laden’s videotaped threat of new 9/11-style attacks US intelligence analysts report al Jazeera aired only 5 minutes of 18-minute total length, which contained two additional references to Bush and family. DEBKAfile Special Report Osama bin Laden’s videotaped warning to the American people aired by al...
  • Indians Put Security Forces on Red Alert After Osama Bin Laden Sighting in Laddakh

    10/27/2004 10:56:14 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 69 replies · 5,656+ views
    South Asia Tribune ^ | October 25, 2004 | Arun Rajnath
    Fugitive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been spotted in the Tibet-Laddakh region, close to the North-Eastern tip of Pakistan, bordering India and China, Indian and US officials believe. A high-ranking official of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) flew from Islamabad on Sunday to meet top Indian officials here in Delhi after reports of Bin Laden’s presence in the region. According to sources, following the meeting between Indian security bosses and the FBI, the New Delhi Government has put its security forces in the North Western region, specially the Kashmir Valley, on 'red alert.' Vigilance on the...
  • Triangular UFOs Spotted?

    09/06/2004 2:37:15 AM PDT · by 1FASTGLOCK45 · 13 replies · 1,037+ views
    Yahoo News, Space.com ^ | 09/02/2004 | Leonard David
    I wish they could explain what goes here in this box. SOrry. Check out the link to the article. This article made me feel like i was smokin crack and reading out of a trashy science novel. Oh, its 0230pst time for zzzzzzzzzz http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/space/20040902/sc_space/silentrunningblacktrianglesightingsontherise&e=1
  • Flying saucers in New Mexico? Governor rekindles Roswell

    08/17/2004 4:49:53 PM PDT · by demlosers · 249 replies · 3,733+ views
    sfgate ^ | Monday, August 16, 2004 | Keay Davidson
    Ten years after the U.S. Air Force closed its books on the claim that a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947, a top Democratic Party figure wants to reopen the investigation into the cosmic legend. Despite denials by federal officials, many UFO buffs cherish the notion that in early summer of 1947, a flying saucer crashed in rural Roswell, scattering alien bodies and saucer debris across the terrain. Now Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who chaired the recent Democratic convention in Boston, says in his foreword to a new book that "the mystery surrounding this crash has never...
  • UFO Marathon on The History Channel, Sunday, April 25, 2004

    04/25/2004 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 8 replies · 1,091+ views
    HISTORYCHANNEL.COM ^ | Sunday, April 25, 2004
    1:00pm Ancient Aliens TVG, CC 2:00pm Secret UFO Files TVG, CC 3:00pm UFOs: Testing the Evidence TVG, CC 4:00pm UFOs vs. the Government TVG, CC 5:00pm Roswell: Secrets Unveiled TVG, CC 6:00pm ET Tech TVPG, CC 7:00pm Crop Circle Controversy TVG, CC 8:00pm UFOs: What You Didn't Know TVG, CC 9:00pm Flying Pyramids Soaring Stones TVG, CC 12:00am UFOs: What You Didn't Know TVG, CC 1:00am Flying Pyramids Soaring Stones TVG, CC
  • Women's Rights Marchers Gather in D.C. (Hillary sighting) ACK alert!

    04/25/2004 7:21:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 203+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/25/04 | ELIZABETH WOLFE
    Women's Rights Marchers Gather in D.C. 9 minutes ago By ELIZABETH WOLFE, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of women began gathering for a women's abortion rights rally Sunday as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told several hundred of them the issue is about women gaining full equality. At a pre-rally breakfast, Clinton said the Bush administration is "filled with people" who view the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling by the Supreme Court "the worst abomination of constitutional law." "This administration is filled with people who disparage sexual harassment laws, who claim the pay gap between women...
  • Police hunt for PNG dinosaur

    03/11/2004 7:12:33 PM PST · by Piefloater · 85 replies · 438+ views
    AAP/Ninemsn ^ | 12 Mar 2004
    Reports a live dinosaur had been sighted on a volcanic island of Papua New Guinea prompted the deployment of heavily-armed police in search of the mystery creature. Villagers in the superstitious island province of East New Britain this week said they fled in terror after seeing a three-metre tall, grey-coloured creature with a head like a dog and a tail like a crocodile. They said the creature was living among thick green plants in a mosquito-ridden marsh just outside the provincial capital Kokopo, near the devastated town of Rabaul which was buried by a volcanic eruption in 1994. Kokopo's Mayor...
  • Sightings Show Clearer Picture of Qaeda Leader

    03/07/2004 2:27:50 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 196+ views
    Using powerful software called Analyst's Notebook that helps to piece together data on criminal and terror networks, U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly confident they are narrowing Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, Newsweek reports in the March 15 issue. Key to the search is "accumulated humint," or human intelligence, says one insider. Other officials tell Newsweek that an increasing number of "data points" -- reports of sightings -- have created an ever-clearer picture of bin Laden's area of operation as he appears to shuttle between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now they've focused that picture to the point where they have been...
  • Osama, al-Zawahiri seen in Iran: British daily

    12/28/2003 1:48:57 PM PST · by knak · 21 replies · 194+ views
    ANI / Yahoo ^ | 12/28/03
    Tehran, Dec 28 (ANI): al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri were spotted in Iran's Najamabad city two months ago, The News reported on Sunday while quoting a British daily. The daily attributed the story to a source having links with the Revolutionary Guards. The report said: "A man with links to Iran's intelligence services and hard-line Revolutionary Guard Corps (RGC) has told the daily that he saw the al-Qaeda leader in Iran two months ago. He saw him arrive at an RGC guesthouse close to the small town of Najmabad on 23 October." The Al-Qaeda leader,...
  • UFO Invasion at Rendlesham on the SCI FI channel (Live Thread)

    12/12/2003 5:37:54 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 186 replies · 870+ views
    www.scifi.com ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 | Bryant Gumbel
    About the Rendlesham Incident In late December 1980, in Rendlesham Forest, England, numerous U.S. military personnel witnessed what has come to be regarded as the most significant military-UFO incident in the history of Great Britain. The servicemen were posted to the RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge facilities — which together constitute one of the largest NATO bases in rural Suffolk, East Anglia — when, on December 27, they noticed unusual lights and activity near the base's back gate. A trio of security patrolmen led by Jim Penniston, thinking a military aircraft might be down or in distress, ventured into Rendlesham...
  • Malaysian villagers claim sighting of UFO

    12/16/2003 12:19:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 81 replies · 1,527+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | AFP - Kuala Lumpur
    KUALA LUMPUR, (AFP) - An unidentified flying object was sighted hovering over a quiet village in northern Kedah state near the Thai border, the second such sighting there in two years, a report says. A nine-year-old boy saw a slow-moving disc-like object about the size of a car emitting a greenish light spinning in the air over Banggol Cicar village near the town of Baling for about four minutes before it disappeared, the New Straits Times said. Mohamad Amirul Syafiq said at first he thought it was a plane about to crash. "I then called my friends to look at...
  • A bearded Saddam driving a Toyota pick-up

    12/02/2003 11:07:35 AM PST · by Quilla · 22 replies · 195+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 3, 2003 | None credited
    A former photographer for Saddam Hussein told an Arab newspaper he last saw the former leader in Iraq in April, wearing a beard and driving a Japanese car. The ousted leader constantly changed his bodyguards to guarantee they would not be lured by the $US25 million ($34.5 million) reward placed on his head by US occupiers, Faisal al-Obeidi said in remarks published yesterday. Mr al-Obeidi had worked as one of Saddam's private photographers since 1985. Speaking to the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat, Mr al-Obeidi said the last time he saw the former president was in the town of Howeija near the...
  • Mullah Omar spotted in Pakistan: Karzai

    11/29/2003 9:01:42 AM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 129+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 29 2003 | PTI
    LONDON: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that Taliban supremo Mullah Mohammed Omar was spotted last week in Pakistani city of Quetta and charged Islamabad with "turning a blind eye" to terrorism in its border areas. "We have received information that Mullah Omar was seen praying in a mosque in Quetta 10 days ago," Karzai said in an interview to The Times. Identifying the mosque as one in Quetta , Karzai accused Pakistan of "turning a blind eye" to terrorism in its border regions. Mullah Omar, who has a $25 million bounty on his head, comes after Osama bin Laden...
  • Fireball reported in southwestern Colorado sky

    10/06/2002 9:20:22 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 54 replies · 734+ views
    insidedenver ^ | 6 oct 2002 | insidedenver
    DURANGO - A fireball with a long tail of green, orange and purple flames raced across the sky over southwestern Colorado Sunday night. A scientist and a military spokesman said it was probably a meteor. "People said it had a 500-foot tail and it was huge, like a meteor, and green and orange," La Plata County sheriff's dispatcher Kristy Lee said. Authorities in Chaffee and Alamosa counties got similar reports at about 7:30 p.m. The Colorado State Patrol in Alamosa got reports of a fireball with a purple tail and green and white lights, dispatcher Toni Sanchez said. "A meteor...
  • POLICE PROBE POSSIBLE SMART SIGHTING

    07/15/2002 8:55:28 PM PDT · by varina davis · 21 replies · 208+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2002 | AP
    Monday, July 15, 2002 SALT LAKE CITY — Police are investigating a report that a distraught girl who could match Elizabeth Smart's description was seen last week in Nebraska under suspicious circumstances. Police in Lincoln, Neb., on Thursday issued a nationwide alert of a possible abduction after witnesses at a gas station convenience store reported seeing a crying girl between 12 and 14 who was possibly being held against her will in a minivan. Elizabeth Smart's uncle David Smart on Monday said the family considered the alert about the van, which bore Pennsylvania license plate ECJ1368, a possible tip in...