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Following up with the Pike County UFO, we have an update.

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.

Associated Content:

GT: Video: Pike County UFO Gaining Viral Steam
EX: Allen Epling – Beyond Genesis

  • Blahable

    quick noone debunk this…if you do the ats kids will come and call you a sheeple…
    This must be a reptillian battle cruiser… no other explanation.

  • This is why you shouldn’t flush them!

  • It is a plastic bag filled with probably hydrogen

  • The Oshmar

    So I was watching the videos on Reuters and a video from South Korea releasing balloons to float over to the north popped up, after the first few seconds I couldn’t help but think of this thing, they display a lot of the same features.


  • mc

    this could be what is left from red bull sky dive?

  • UnidentifiedFlyingObject

    The size of a balloon increases with altitude and,
    even with calm winds, it’s not motionless. But this thing was not moving for 2
    hours and did not change size!

    Guys, do your homework, you might learn somethingJ

  • Rmon

    If the balloon was filled with Helium, yes. But filled with hot air, as it rises it also cools down. If the sun keeps warming it up (slightly), it may stay more or less on the same altitude.

    Also, it is pretty hard to determine if the balloon is gaining altitude or not… The “for two hours no movement” is rather contradicting this: “not drifting more than 10 degress in any direction”, which means it did move..

    Sorry but if I look at the picture, the first thing that pops up in my mind is “balloon”. It looks very much like one and it is floating…

  • Rmon

    Stop flushing aliens!

  • Pablo

    Has anyone noticed from the higher quality photographs that this object is shaped somewhat like an aircraft carrier?

  • Nice one, Oshmar!

  • Here’s a screen cap, cropped, then flipped to compare with the shot at the top of the post:

  • The Oshmar

    Ta =)
    Thanks for doing a screencap.

  • I should add: if this was a solar balloon, perhaps it was tethered, which would explain it being in the same position so long. Also, the reports don’t provide wind data.
    And, as always, I have to wonder why people report not-too-distant UFOs but don’t venture to the area directly below the object.

  • lgranados

    Why spend money on something that we all know is a bunch of bull