Well GTers, it looks as though this is the day of the UFO. As much as I wanted to bring you something interesting from other sources, UFO’s seem to be the hot topic of discussion. Especially with the following story out of Denver.
This is a video I’ve seen yesterday, but I allowed it to simmer for 24 hours to see where it would go and it seems the word is “viral”.
First lets watch the report from FOX 31 in Denver and then I’ll come back with a few words of my own.
Mile High mystery: UFO sightings in sky over Denver
DENVER – It’s a mile high mystery in the skies over Denver.
Strange objects caught on camera flying over the city and nobody can explain it.
We first learned about these sightings when a metro area man, who does not want to be identified brought us his home video. He captured the images on his digital camera from a hilltop in Federal Heights looking south toward downtown Denver.
He said, “The flying objects appear around noon or 1:00 p.m. at least a couple of times a week.” The strangest part is they are flying too fast to see with the naked eye, but when we slowed down the video, several UFOs appear.
We altered the color contrast to make it easier to see. You can take a look for yourself by watching the video clip.
We wanted to verify the video we saw was legitimate and not doctored in anyway. So our photojournalist set up his camera in the same spot, and shot video from just before noon until just after 1:00 p.m. He also captured something unexplained on video.
Aviation expert Steve Cowell is a former commercial pilot, instructor and FAA accident prevention counselor.
He thought he would have a logical explanation, until he watched the video. “That is not an airplane, that is not a helicopter, those are not birds, I can’t identify it,” he said. He also told us the objects are not insects.
He said he knows of no aircraft that flies as fast. He did tell us there is one other possibility. “Perhaps there’s some sort of debris that is being raised up by some of the atmospheric winds.”
But in his professional opinion, “As it fits the definition, it’s an unidentified flying object.”
The FAA tracks all air traffic in Colorado and across the country. The FAA sent us a statement that says, “We`ve checked with air traffic control and no one has had any reports of the activity you described…nor have any of our employees observed anything of this nature either visually or on their radar displays.”
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is located in Colorado Springs. It keeps an eye on the skies in case of an air attack against the United States.
NORAD sent us this statement, “Our Command Center reviewed their records and they did not have any noted air activity in the Denver area during the times you indicated.”
The man who brought the video to our attention believes the UFOs are launching and landing near 56th Ave. and Clay Street in Denver. A Map shows only homes in the area.
So are they UFOs? A secret military test? Floating debris?
The answer is anything but clear. What do you think this UFO is?
For more from FOX 31, including another video, head over and take a look.
If you want to read some way out theories on this incident, take a jaunt to Facebook where I’m sure you’ll be entertained.
This footage has made the rounds from Facebook to Twitter and was discussed on Coast To Coast last night.
Many are calling it nothing more than insects close to the camera, but others including “Steve Cowell” in the above quoted story aren’t convinced. In fact Cowell says point blank: “the objects are not insects.”
Tell me, how is it that an he could be so certain? Sure, he may be an aviation expert, but he’s not in any video production related business. Yet he seems to know everything that these objects are not. Could it be that Steve is merely saying what he thinks people want to hear? Nothing against him personally, but we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t question these things.
I have to admit, my first, second and third inclination was insects. I’m having a hard time seeing it as anything else. Could I be mistaken? Of course.
The only thing I can do is offer it up for debate.