While last weeks report was quite an event, it didn’t show full on video of the UFO. Now we have that video from author and blogger Allen Epling who used a video camera with a Meade telescope to record the object.
As Epling points out in the commentary below, the UFO is not moving and actually remains stationary for 2+ hours.
Lets tune in for this update:
Here’s another short video with stills:
UFO sighted over Virgie, KY on 10/16/2012. Video taken by Allen Epling through a Meade 8″ SCT astronomical telescope. I want to emphasize that the object is NOT moving, The picture is unsteady because I had to hold the camera in hand while trying to video it through the eyepiece of the telescope. There were numerous sightings of the same object at the same time in an area covering 4 states, and reported to the police and newspapers. Sighting was with clear, blue, cloudless skies, no aircraft in sight, altitude unknown but definitely above airliner cruising altitude. The object hovered roughly in the same location for over 2 hours, not drifting more than 10 degress in any direction. Was sighted approximately 60 degrees above the horizon. Image in video was shot with about 150 power magnification. I couldn’t risk losing it by taking time to set up a tripod or fixed mount for the camera, so I handheld the camer and struggled to keep the image steady and in the field of view. Couldn’t take time to really get a good focus for fear of losing it. However the object’s periodic brightening blurred the image anyway at full brightness. I did also have time to get many still photos which show the object more clearly and in focus.
While this event has been getting plenty of attention over the past few days, there are some who see it as something much more explainable. Many are writing it off as some sort of giant balloon and who could argue, except it was able to stay motionless for an extended period of time.
After doing some investigating, I found several places to buy a myriad of different giant balloons and many of these companies were more than willing to custom build a balloon, even with lighting sources built in.
Now, if this balloon were to float up into a position where the air flow kept it form moving too much….well, it’s a lot of if’s and I don’t know Stephanie Abrams (although I wouldn’t mind knowing her). So, maybe one of our more interested readers could do a little checking into atmospheric conditions that would allow for such an event.
For those of you who plan to search for a similar balloon, get ready to spend some time on it. I remember a similar situation about 7 years ago over at ATS, we spent days and more than 100 posts trying to track down answers. I did find a group in France that had balloons very close to this that they would fly on weekends and even they couldn’t come up with an answer.
This is one of those incidents where you think you have a chance of solving the mystery, but then you come up empty.
Thanks to Allen Epling for doing such a great job with this event.