A whistleblower claiming the government has retrieved crashed alien craft, possible drone footage of a chupacabra, and a family in Las Vegas who say they saw ETs in their backyard were among the weird and wondrous stories to cross our desk this past week.
UFOs were the subject of worldwide headlines once again this week when a former US intelligence officer came forward with the fantastic claim that the government has recovered downed craft that are 'not of this world' and, in some instances, retrieved their alien pilots. David Charles Grusch asserts that he discovered this information while working for the National Reconnaissance Office and subsequently passed it along to Congress. However, since the materials are highly classified, the whistleblower was unable to provide tangible proof for his tale. That said, his credentials are solid enough that the claim could wind up resulting in a House hearing about the matter as multiple Representatives indicated that they were rather intrigued by his story.
Has the mysterious and infamous chupacabra finally been caught on film? That was the question surrounding a peculiar drone video which emerged out of Bolivia this past week. In the footage, as the UAV sweeps over a field of crops in the city of Oruro, a curious-looking anomaly resembling a bipedal creature can be seen on the ground. Alas, the oddity was seemingly missed by the drone operator as it did not attempt to get a better look at the strange figure. That said, many residents in the area believe that it could have been the notorious chupacabra, which has been blamed for a series of strange animal slayings in the community over the last few years.
Easily the weirdest story of the week came by way of Las Vegas, where police were enlisted to investigate a call from a family who reported seeing giant aliens in their backyard. The very strange case began when multiple witnesses observed a bright object falling from the sky. Approximately an hour after that event, which was actually captured by a police body camera, the family phoned 911 to report a pair of eight-foot-tall beings lingering outside their home. Unfortunately, by the time cops arrived on the scene, the entities were nowhere to be found, though the witnesses insisted that their story was genuine and the responding officers seemed to believe them.
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