Strange UFO’s – E41

In this episode we talked with an 86 year old woman named Jane who had a close encounter, along with her husband, with a UFO in the early 1980’s.

The sighting occurred in broad daylight in the Salt Flats in Eastern Utah. After the incident, Jane and her husband calculated the distance to the Nevada state line and determined it to be around 15 miles. Here is a screen grab from Google Earth looking NE 15 miles from the Nevada border:

Prior to the interview, Jane sat down with her grand daughter and had her sketch out the overall shape and look of the UFO they encountered that day. Here is the original sketch:

After the interview, we created at 3D model of what the craft might have looked like. Here is an isometric view of the model based on the sketch above:

In Jane’s description of the event, a strange craft approached them and then levitated 2 or 3 yards from their location. The craft was levitating 5-10 feet off of the ground while rotating slowly in the air. It made almost no sound other than something like a quiet fan. Here is an animation of the object levitating in the air:

So what was this strange craft Jane and her husband experienced out on the flats? We may never know. But one thing is certain, Jane and her husband saw something strange that day and we are very grateful for Jane’s willingness to tell her story. THANK YOU JANE!

Strange Quirks E26 – Detail

In this episode we talk about strange quirks, phobias, and behaviors. You might not be as strange as you think are.

A to Z: Strange and Common List of Phobias

Capgras Syndrome

Howard Hughes – Wiki

Nikola Tesla – Wiki

Types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Pica Disorder

Austin and Mike’s VW Bug Project

Clips, Credits, & Cameos

The Thing – Movie – 1982

The Last Starfighter – Movie – 1984

Alone in the Dark – PC Game

Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO – 2011 – Song

To Thine Own Self Be True – Something Rotten! – Broadway

Howard Hughes Newsreel – 1935

E24 – Strange Holiday Traditions

The Caganer

The caganer is a typical Catalan Christmas figure characterized by its cheeky position in the nativity scene.


Caga Tio

Caga Tiós, Catalan Christmas logs stacked up at a market in Girona, Spai – Lindsay Patterson

NPR Caga Tio Article

Hiding the Christmas Pickle

Christmas Pickle?

Ancient Originations

Yule Log History

Christmas Tree History

Santa Claus



Clip Cameo Credits

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; Caga Tio Song; Hide The Pickle; The Year Without A Santa Claus; Santa Claus is Coming To Town; Krampus Song; Frank Sinatra – Mistletoe and Holly; How The Grinch Stole Christmas