It seems that sighting reports are beginning to really pick up now after the holiday pause, so let's take a look at some strange reports I have received recently. Four of these came from our own readers. Photograph is from Thailand report.

Florida-01-11-08-Tonight I noticed lights in the sky located over the parking area of my condo complex. They were white in color and were moving in a roughly circular pattern. I thought it strange that they could not be traced to a source, as would spot lights originating from a source on the ground or from the sky such as those from a helicopter.

The lights numbered around six to ten at any given time and remained in a group moving in a northeasterly direction. I attempted to follow them on foot and watched as they settled over a nearby complex. The lights were well above the tree line but much lower than an airplane and were completely silent. I watched for at least thirty minutes-long enough to discern an approximate figure eight pattern and a tendency for the lights to congregate toward the east and then seem to break off in pairs that moved in unison.

They were not very bright or intense but were clearly visible. The lights stayed over the same location for about twenty minutes then gradually moved to the east. I went inside at this point. The movement seemed most remarkable to me, as they appeared to flutter, quickly and weightless across the night sky. I witnessed this from eight to eight-thirty. source:

Austin-My son and I were returning home last Friday, early evening, about 4:30 PM. We were about one mile north of Bastrop on Highway 95 and I was watching some large birds in the eastern horizon when suddenly a large oblong disc appeared in the distance.

I would guess its size to be 80 to 90 % of what the moon appears in the sky. It was tipped on about a 45 degree angle and stayed in that position for several seconds and then it seemed to rotate to form a perfectly round object. Then, as quickly as it appeared, it disappeared. Quite often we see very small objects in the skies around Austin but this is the first I've seen of such large size. source: UFOs and Aliens

PAVLODAR. (Interfax)-An unidentified flying object might have fallen in the Belaya river in the May district in the Pavlodar region, northern Kazakhstan, a source with the regional emergency situations department told Interfax referring to an eyewitness.

The chief of a local police department saw a shining, flying object falling in the river in the early hours of January 5, the source said, adding that the policeman "reported about it to higher authorities."

According to the emergency situations department, divers examined a 15-meter air hole and officers of the local sanitary and epidemic office took water samples.

"Divers plunged four times, but no objects were found. Water samples are normal," the department said.