Monday, December 12, 2005





Take a look at this purported UFO video from Bulgaria. While it looks real enough (which means increasingly little), I was immediately troubled by the way the person holding the camera zooms out from the spinning object shortly before it streaks out of the picture, as if he/she knew what to expect.

As noted at Unknown Country, the Bulgarian video is similar to the Mexico City footage hyped in the mid 1990s.

4 comments:

Carol Maltby said...

If you wanted to do the right thing and show it better in context so that estimates of size and location can better be estimated, you would indeed want to pull back fully to show it in relation to the tree line. It doesn't necessarily indicate a flaw.

I think I'd want to know what footage was on to begin with. Why they were outside the apartment with a camcorder, for example. Were they already out there, or did they come down after seeing the UFO from the building, or was it something else?

It reminds me a bit too much of those radio-controlled floating styrofoam UFOs you can get at the mall.

Mac said...

I'd love to know the context of this sighting ... if indeed it's an actual sighting and not staged by the person filming. An audio track would be nice, although it certainly wouldn't prove anything.

I've played with the rotor-style foam saucers. I'm not aware of anything you can buy in a store that could rocket off like the object in the video.

Of course, this could be a digital hoax and we might not be dealing with an "object" at all.

W.M. Bear said...

It reminds me a bit too much of those radio-controlled floating styrofoam UFOs you can get at the mall.

I think it looks pretty phony. For one thing, it's spinning in a fakey-looking way and when the camera zooms in you can see very physical detail like those dark diagonal markings. For another thing, it just LOOKS small and close (partly because of the spinning diagonals -- true, this is just an impression).

Of course, this could be a digital hoax and we might not be dealing with an "object" at all.

It looks to me to be part model UFO and part digital hoax. Again, my SENSE of how they did it was that it was hanging from some kind of narrow rod. (I agree with Mac that radio control seems implausible.) All someone had to do was whip the rod with the model UFO hanging from it quickly around out of view to make it seem to vanish like that. Then they digitally erased the rod from the pictures (not hard) and pasted in a patch of sky from another part of the picture to cover the erasure. Ah, the wonders of PhotoShop.

Anonymous said...

considering the implied heigh and size of the object, the perimeter would have to have been rotating at a huge speed--maybe as much as 100 m per second; and there seems to be a large, rapid angular wobble, which would be very unpleasant to be in. and the sudden acceleration should have been deadly to anything, seasick, clinging to the interior. certainly no craft as we know it.

i'd say that it's been digitally inserted in very prosaic footage. the pullback of the camera, as mac observes, is a dead giveaway.

things like this are only going to be easier to hoax, and the hoaxes are going to improve, until only multiple sourced and sustained news camera footage will be able to 'prove' anything.