high strangeness

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Introduced by the astronomer Dr. J. Allen Hynek in the 1970s.


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high strangeness (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) (of a UFO) A quality of being peculiar, bizarre, utterly absurd.
    • 2011, Wm. Michael Mott, Pulp Winds
      Also included is an article on Fortean matters along the lines of the research presented in Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures, Mott's definitive non-fiction opus on high strangeness, hidden beings, and real-life mysteries.