It's a strange old world out there, and you don't need any kind of after-effects or digital processing to make it any weirder. All you need is a camera, and to be in the right place at the right time. And, since everybody and their mother has a camera now, being in the right place at the right time happens more often than ever.
So, the strangeness is more prevalent than in the past, more in our faces, and more readily available. But we do have some explanations to go with it, so that's something.