Category Archives: Alien Encounter

Alleged alien sets Australian house ablaze (June 2011)

For the 12th time, a young Australian man named Alex has uploaded footage of an alleged alien sighting to his YouTube channel.  The videos have been around since about 8 months ago when the first sighting was recorded while he was testing his new night vision camera.  The YouTube channel (user) uploading these videos is known as “ThePolishedKnob”.

I’ll show you the video and run down what happens to explain the scenario after you’ve watched it.

Here it is:

Warning! The following video has intense and plentiful swearing.  It’s suggested to leave sound on throughout the video regardless of the swearing, as it may give a better feel for the video.

0:05 – View of the back yard filmed through a night vision camera.  The backyard has tall grass in the distance that the alien hides behind.  On a stick is two pieces of paper, which might look like the ‘alien’ at first but is just paper that was intended to ‘send a message of peace’ to the being.

0:09 – The being points what seems to be a red laser towards the camera and the wall of the house catches flame.

0:14 – Alex, the video recorder, picks up a bucket full of water and splashes it onto the wall, dousing the flames.

0:22 – Alex retreats into the house, closing the sliding glass door behind him, trying to find the stick he made earlier with the paper on it through the screen but unable to see it properly.

0:55 – Alex claims he heard something ‘down here’.   He runs down the hall and tries to find it, insisting to the camera that he heard something.  He continues, seeming genuinely afraid, to look around the room and a flight of stairs to find the source of the noise, but finds nothing.

1:39 – The back sliding glass door is opened and reveals a very bright light.  This is because the camera is out of focus.  It’s not actually that bright.

1:48 – Night vision is turned off, revealing the red of the fire, still out of focus.

2:08 – Focus is regained, showing the flames.

2:11 – Alex pans the camera, whispering “Where is it?”.

2:15 – Night vision is back on.


The Fire:

Some people seem to think the video is a hoax (some more so than others), according to the video comments on YouTube.  The first suspicion is that brick can’t burn unless under extreme heat and that it looked as if lighter fluid had been poured over the wall.

I disagree, it doesn’t really look like that, but I’ve never seen lighter fluid on a wall, so what do I know?  I just think it’d spread and leak down the wall more, rather than making patches like the fire.

Watching from 0:09 for a couple seconds, you can see the red circle of light from the being’s laser slide along the wall, and apparently the bricks on the bottom of the wall light up as a cause of this, or so it seems.

Now, I’m not saying I’m totally with the video’s authenticity – I have my doubts, too – I’m just saying this doesn’t sound like a valid argument.  It does also seem like, if this alien could travel between planets or other dimensions, there’s a chance it can also inflict extreme heat with its laser.

The Buckets:

Another argument would be the so conveniently placed bucket full of water.

I disagree here, too.  It doesn’t mean that the bucket was purposefully placed there.  It was convenient, yes, but there are many reasons to have buckets on your deck.  First, people put buckets or similar containers out to collect rainwater.  They’re placed just under the edge of the roof so extra water from the roof (assuming there is no gutter) slides into the bucket, which fills quick even in light rain.  This is helpful for watering your plants, especially if your area is witnessing a drought at current (though you might not be getting so much rain in that case).  Also, in a later video (posted below), Alex addresses this, noting on the comments in the video claiming the bucket was too convenient.  He says that he always keeps buckets out, shows you how murky they are (water left out for a while tends to collect a lot of stuff, trust me, I have containers outside under the roof) inside, and shows you the rings on the patio from the buckets sitting there so long.

Alex does react rather quickly to this new ordeal of flaming bricks, yes, but he is a rather brave person if you think about it.  He has in past sightings walked out into the yard and tried to talk to the being, communicate with a flash light, and so on.  Once, he was even dragged away by the alien and into the grass.

He also seems genuinely fearful in the video, and his voice constantly cracks and he seems afraid when he’s searching the house for the noise.  He has reason to be afraid, though, after what he’s gone through.


The Morning After:

The next morning Alex posted a video detailing the scenario, where the alien was standing, etc.

Here it is.

Warning! There will be swearing in this video, too.

You can clearly see the bricks, which do look blackened in many spots.  The way they’re burnt is really rather fitting to the way they were supposed to be burnt: by the red circle of light emitted from the laser.  It looks like the marks were made with a circular device in mind.

He also addresses the buckets as I mentioned earlier, showing the murky water and rings on the patio where past buckets were left.

He slips in an “I’m so sick of this sh**” as he walks down to the tall grass.

The stick that held the two pieces of paper was blackened and the top seemed burned off.  Alex notes on how the papers on the stick are nowhere to be found – totally burned away.

The “hole” and “string traps” he mentions are two things he set to try and help find the alien.  He dug a hole, fairly deep, to see if the alien was dumb enough to fall in it, and laid grass out over it.  It seemed to have fallen in, but there is no footage of that, only scratch marks on one of the rocks after the grass has been upset in one of the many “hole vlogs” updating you on the progress.

By the advice of another YouTube user, he also set clever traps with strings on them, one string one foot into the air, another two, another three, something like that.  These strings were each wound around two sticks that were aligned with each other and set a little over a yard apart.  The point was to measure how tall passersby were when the strings were broken; if one was broken, it was one foot or so tall.  Two strings, two feet tall, and so on.  These were broken a few times, but once again, no real proof or video footage.


Later he talks about not knowing what to do, how he thinks he’s “pissed it off”.

He also notes on how, from where the being was standing in the yard, the part of the wall that burned was directly next to the stick, and that other YouTube comments say that it missed the stick on accident with its laser and pointed at the wall by accident, causing it to burn instead of the stick.  Alex says he believes that’s what happened.


I’ll let you draw your own conclusions – for my posts on a few of the other sightings, click here.

Once again, the YouTube user who uploads these videos is known as ThePolishedKnob.

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(Videos Included) Continued alien sightings in Australia

For a while now, a young man in Australia has been uploading videos to YouTube regarding what he believes is an alien in his back yard.  This post holds links to my articles on these sightings.

These sightings are recorded by Alex and uploaded to his YouTube channel, ThePolishedKnob.

Here’s the link to my article on the sightings, with videos and my comments included:

8th Sighting

9th Sighting

10th Sighting


12th Sighting

You can find the others on ThePolishedKnob’s Channel on YouTube.

(Video Included) Alien in Australia attempts to drag away victim

This is the 10th sighting of a strange being by Alex, YouTube user “ThePolishedKnob”, in Australia.  You can find links to my reviews on sightings 8 and 9 here.

Here is the video:

Caution! This video contains heavy swearing.  Some viewers may want to lower their volume or mute the video before watching.  Sound may help give a better feel to the video, but it is not absolutely necessary.

Also, for a better viewing experience, don’t forget to set the video quality as high as it will go before watching!

0:20 – the being can be seen behind the grass

1:16 – video recorder walks up to the tall grass with a flashlight

1:39 – video recorder is tripped and dragged into the grass (swearing all the way)

2:20 – video recorder runs out of grass a few feet from where he was dragged into the grass and precedes back onto the porch, where the camera is positioned on a tripod

2:28 – video recorder grabs camera, panting heavily, and retreats into the house

In another video with the same footage but featuring commentary from Alex (the video recorder) on what had happened, Alex says that he checks the backyard frequently every night to see if the alien is there.

He says it felt like nothing was grabbing him at all, yet he was being pulled.  Once he got “down there” he said he started struggling and got up.  After that, the being grabbed his shirt from the left and he pulled away, causing the shirt to rip open as he ran.  He then turned to the right, found the lights of his house, and ran towards it as fast as he could.

He also says that the whole time he was in the tall grass, he didn’t see the being fully because he’d dropped his flashlight.  Later the next morning, in another video in daylight, he found the flashlight on the ground, the top open and the two batteries lying scattered across the floor as if the being had opened it and then left it there.

Scratch Marks

In another video, Alex shows the scratch marks on his arms and says he was scratched all over while being dragged.  He also explains that he didn’t know why he went down there, but he “had this feeling” and he “wanted to go down there”.

Here is that video, and once again, there is swearing involved:

Alien sighted for the ninth time in Australia (Video Included)


For a while now, a young man in Australia has been uploading videos to YouTube regarding what he believes is an alien in his back yard.  This is an update on the ninth sighting.

It’s suggested that you see my post on the rest of the sightings by clicking here if you haven’t already read it.

So here’s the video:

WARNING!  The following video is filled with swearing and obscene language.  If you do not want to hear this language, you may mute the sound by either turning off your speakers or hitting the sound button on the YouTube video in the bottom left corner.  It is suggested that you leave sound on, as it may give a better understanding to the video.

Don’t forget to turn the quality of the video as high as you can before watching!

This time, the recorder is trying to communicate with the being using a flashlight and speech.  He sets up the camera and walks down a bit further into his yard, off of the deck and onto the grass.

Around 1:45, the being begins rustling the tall grass around it and the recorder steps back.  He says he now thinks he “pissed it off” with his attempts at communication.

The YouTube user “ThePolishedKnob” is the one uploading these videos.  The channel has about 800 subscribers as of now.  There are 9 sighting videos as of now.

You can find the others on ThePolishedKnob’s Channel on YouTube.

Has a real alien finally been accurately recorded in Australia?

A young man in Australia has  been uploading quite a few videos to YouTube lately regarding an ‘alien’ in his back yard.  These aren’t your typical videos posted by internet trolls; they’re actually quite realistic.

The Situation:

The video depicts a small alien that shows up, slightly concealed behind tall grass, and flashes a red light that looks similar to a laser pointer into the house or at the recorder.  Here is the latest, 8th sighting:

WARNING!  The following video is filled with swearing and obscene language.  If you do not want to hear this language, you may mute the sound by either turning off your speakers or hitting the sound button on the YouTube video in the bottom left corner.  It is suggested that you leave sound on, as it may give a better understanding to the video.

Don’t forget to turn the quality of the video as high as you can before watching!

0:37 – the being is first spotted

1:10 – the being emits the red light in the direction of the camera

1:32 – the power suddenly goes out and all lights in the house turn off

2:11 – the recorder says “Oh, I left the door open” followed by “I’m staying here”

2:29 – a smashing noise is heard and the recorder travels up the stairs to see if a window was smashed

3:23 – the power comes back on

3:47 – you can hear the being retreating

Many people are saying the recorder doesn’t sound genuinely afraid, which is what you’d expect if there was an alien in your backyard.  His friend offers no help to the case, merely repeating ‘nuh’ about 100 times throughout the video.

There are a few fear indicators in the video, however, that seem to hint that the recorder is scared.  First, at 1:10, when the being begins emitting a ray of light, the recorder jumps back inside and hides behind part of the wall.

Second, at 2:11, once the power is out and the camera pans back to the open door, the recorder says “Oh, I left the door open” and then says “I’m staying here”.  This is probably because he didn’t want to go to the door, not when the power had just gone out and a being was walking around in his back yard.  Not many young men would have the guts to go up and look out the door.

Later, a smashing noise is heard, which is purported to be a pot in the recorder’s yard.  This pot was later shown in a video uploaded by the recorder, smashed and being unloaded into a trash can.  He is offering the pieces to anyone who wants them, to run analysis or tests.  Here’s the video showing the bits of the pot:

The video shows the smashed pottery bits on the foot of the stairs to the deck.

This indicates that the being was perhaps trying to make its way up the steps and into the house where it accidentally smashed the pot.  This isn’t necessarily cold hard proof, but I felt it necessary to note it.

The YouTube channel “ThePolishedKnob” is the uploader of these videos.  The channel has about 800 subscribers as of now.  There are 10 sighting videos as of now.

You can find the others on ThePolishedKnob’s Channel on YouTube.

See my post about the ninth sighting by clicking anywhere on this sentence.

X-ray shows an alien face in the stomach of a duck

  On Sunday, May 21, 2006, an x-ray of a male mallard (duck) with a broken wing showed a strange picture.  The International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) was giving the duck an x-ray to see the wing when they saw the strange image of a face in the stomach of the duck.  The face looks like most of the original, stereotype aliens: large scalp with big, black eyes.  Take a look:


Here is the full X-ray:


The IBRRC staff discussed if an alien life form was either consumed by or trying to communicate with the people of Earth through the duck, because the center is located in an area of California known for its mysterious crop circles.

Karen Benzel, Public Affairs Director for IBRRC noted that the symmetry of the alien’s face is perfect, with an intense grimace, as if it was in anguish after being eaten.  “Since aliens are notoriously short, reports are they are usually no more then 3-feet tall, we initially thought the small proportions of the face meant the duck had consumed a juvenile extraterrestrial being,” Benzel quipped.  “We immediately knew this was something we had never seen before in our 35 year history.”

A necropsy was done by UC Davis veterinarians and showed the stomach had some grain in it, but no alien.

The IBRRC sold the x-ray on Ebay and they also sold (or are selling, I’m not sure which) T shirts with the “alien face” on it.  They seemed very commited to making money out of their find and not so commited to exploring the possibilities of this alien face.  I’d like to know how long it was after the x-ray that the necropsy was perfmormed or if the duck had time to digest the grain that was in his stomach.  I’m not sure if the face was just an illusion caused by the grain or if it was some strange work of aliens, but I’m not sure.

Karen Benzel said “Since aliens are notoriously short, reports are they are usually no more than 3-feet tall”.  What does that mean?  She acts like they know the height of aliens, like they get them a lot or something.  How does she know that the aliens are normally 3 feet tall?  It doesn’t really make much sense to me.

Anyway, it’s an interesting and unexplained story.

Information and quotes from the IBRRC Official Website.

A couple in Australia has a close-to-collision experience with a UFO

 An elderly Australian couple claim they had a close encounter with a UFO while traveling along a Northern Territory highway.

Lawrie Fuchs, 70, and his wife Gwen, 69, were returning to their home town of Elliott following a trip to the neighboring state of Queensland last Friday when they say the UFO swooped them as they drove along the Barkly Highway.

Estimated to be about 20 feet wide, they say the object passed the vehicle with such speed that its slipstream forced their Mazda sedan into the middle of the road.

They were traveling in a westerly direction when the incident occurred.

“It was about 4 p.m. when suddenly we saw a dark, silvery flash and heard a loud sound as it passed,” Mr. Fuchs said.

“It was traveling at a terrific speed, very bloody fast, and there was no warning at all. I’m sure it dive-bombed us but I can’t imagine why.”

  The above information was found on Fox News.  The below information was found at Northern Territory News, which Fox News links to.  These links will open in a new window.

“I do a lot of bush work and over the years I’ve seen a number of strange, unexplained things,” he said.

Mrs Fuchs said she saw a little flash just below the sun visor then heard a loud whoosh as it passed over.

“I actually thought it hit the car, but there were no marks,” she said.

Mr Fuchs, a mechanic who has lived in Elliot for 40 years, says he took the incident in his stride.

“I don’t talk about it much because sometimes people don’t take you seriously.”

Last week, another man reported seeing a UFO near Tennant Creek. Alan Martin, who is deaf, was obviously shaken by his experience. The Aboriginal man in his 40s had bought alcohol and headed alone into scrub land to avoid being humbugged.

He described seeing a disc-shaped object at close range. His drawing indicated it had red, green and blue lights.