The video has no clearly defind reference points, like the appearance of ground, trees, hills, buildings and, even, stars. At the end of the video — and to the apparent surprise of the videographer — one of the triangles takes off at incredible speed.
Is this a legitimate night vision video showing unexplained objects in the sky? Just because someone claims that night vision equipment was used to produce evidence of unknown aircraft, does that mean we should accept it as fact?
“The video has signs of night vision fakery,” according to former FBI special agentBen Hansen. “It looks like they added a night vision video effect with a green tint and even some ‘grainy noise’ — the sparkling pixels which are common when night vision is shot in near complete darkness.”
Hansen, the lead investigator of the Syfy Channel‘s “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” series, told The Huffington Post in an email that the triangular objects in the Germany video “are too defined. Although the latest night vision technology is very good, when we film in near total darkness, the most intensely lit objects typically give off a slight ‘halo’ or ‘blooming’ effect.’
In this installment of our Spaced Out series we venture to Hooper, Colorado (population: 105) to investigate some of the stranger things that have gone down there—from shooting stars to strange weather patterns to aliens descending to Earth in extraterrestrial space pods.
The sighting occurred at Devil’s Tower–you know, that natural wonder in Wyoming that Richard Dreyfuss carved out of mashed potatoes in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I was holding a video camera but when I hit record and swung it toward the sky the mysterious craft had vanished. The year was 1993; I was 11 years old.
It’s been about twenty years since that day, and at this point in my life I consider myself skeptical but willing to keep an open mind when it comes to the subject of extraterrestrials. This particular outlook makes me an ideal visitor to the UFO Watchtower, according to its owner, Judy Mesoline.
Built to resemble a UFO, Mesoline’s watchtower is a strange little museum, shop, and lookout post that she opened in 2001 after a failed stint as a rancher. It’s located in Hooper, Colorado, a small town even by Colorado standards. As of 2011 it had a population of 105.
Mesoline’s bizarre totem to alien sightings isn’t just capitalizing on an otherworldly trend that stretches across the American west. It turns out that Hooper sits right in the middle of what one fellow visitor referred to as “The Bermuda Triangle of The West”.
The San Luis Valley, a geothermal swath of land at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and home to Hooper and the UFO Watchtower, also happens to be the site of an unusual number of UFO sightings, a home to many true believers, and ground zero for the unexplained animal mutilation epidemic. It was here in 1967 that the first known mutilation took place, on a now-legendary horse named Snippy.
Since she opened her lookout in 2001, Mesoline has had over two dozen sightings of her own.
Henry is a member of the Santee Historical Society (SHS) located in San Diego County and, according to the SanteePatch, was taking pictures of a historical building, the Edgemoor Barn.
“I was at the Edgemoor property, in the middle of the day, to take pics of the barn to update the SHS barn logo. I was constantly looking up and around the area, including the sky’s background, so I can get it just right, and not at anytime did I see anything in the sky or heard a sound of an aircraft,” she said.
It wasn’t until after she took the picture that Henry realized her camera had captured something else that she hadn’t previously seen.
“I noticed a ‘speck’ on my LCD screen after I took the shot to check for clarity, and only realized it wasn’t a speck when I downloaded it on my computer.”…
The barn sits under several flight paths,” said Janet Kwak in her on-air 10News report. “We called Gillespie Field and MCAS Miramar (Marine Corps Air Station), but neither could offer an explanation.”
“There is no way this was a commercial aircraft,” Henry said. “I would have heard it, especially as low as it seemed to be. Someone did mention perhaps it was a drone. However, I have not seen any drones that were round or oval, and lacking wings, rudders or propellers — even the drone that looks like a fly has wings.”
Another unusual thing happened: Henry reports that right after she snapped the UFO, her camera mysteriously stopped working….
Observing the sky with the green filter of it panoramic camera, the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit came across a surprise: a streak across the sky.
The streak, seen in the middle of this mosaic of images taken by the navigation and panoramic cameras, was probably the brightest object in the sky at the time.
Scientists theorize that the mystery line could be either a meteorite or one of seven out-of-commission spacecraft still orbiting Mars.
Because the object appeared to move 4 degrees of an arc in 15 seconds it is probably not the Russian probes Mars 2, Mars 3, Mars 5, or Phobos 2; or the American probes Mariner 9 or Viking 1.
That leaves Viking 2, which has a polar orbit that would fit with the north-south orientation of the streak. In addition, only Viking 1 and 2 were left in orbits that could produce motion as fast as that seen by Spirit. Said Mark Lemmon, a rover team member from Texas A&M University, Texas,
“Is this the first image of a meteor on Mars, or an image of a spacecraft sent from another world during the dawn of our robotic space exploration program? We may never know, but we are still looking for clues.”
Many questions about the legitimacy of these UFOs are being raised by online commenters and a handful of photographic and special effects experts, who speculate on whether these are flares, balloons, lanterns or simply, unexplained.
Writing on YouTube, Ireland addressed concerns about the shakiness of his UFO video.
“I am sorry for the quality, it was filmed with a mobile phone. Ironically I had a Canon EOS 55D with 300 mm lens at home that could of filmed in 3000×3000 but I was afraid that they would disappear by the time I got my camera as this is a very rare opportunity so instead, used a phone to record as much as possible.”(huffpost)
News states: According to eyewitness testimonial, “On December 8, 2012 my wife and I were about to head home parked in Valencia, when she noticed these lights in formation above the San FranciscoMission District.
I wasn’t sure if at first if it was another Tequila hazed mirage, but myself and a few bi-standards where all in complete awe at the lights we saw on Valencia. Please excuse my drunken reaction.
This was the first time I ever saw something like this. There’s also a yellow speck which is from my iPhone lens but it’s clear which lights I’m referring to. At first glance, I thought it might be fireworks but when they started to form a triangular formation, I knew this was uncommon.”
A lot of people will say these are Chinese lanterns. With me living in Taiwan I see them all the time. They don’t look like this! These UFOs are round like an orb, lanterns however are oblong in shape. Lanterns are not a mexican custom…but usually found in Asian areas. At 1:54 into video, note its round shape, writes Scott C. Warning