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#1    Saru

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

Footage of strange lights in the sky over London has generated great interest online this week.

Mirror.co.uk said:

Footage of a flickering orb hovering over the Thames Estuary was caught by a passing motorist on February 5. It was then uploaded to YouTube under the username Space999dude, where the bizarre images have caused a stir among UFO hunters.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

Without any reference points in the video, this could be absolutely anything.
With any luck there could be other videos or a longer version that does have some context.
I'm not inclined to search, however.

Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 13 February 2012 - 11:17 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

i thought the same, there is nothing to show how big it is, where in the sky it is or anything useful.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

I was just about to make the same comment as Imaginarynumber1.  Reference points are a must.  Though, the footage is good, it lacks reliability due to the lack of reference and the fact that it is only 53 seconds long.  Why wouldn't you film this thing for as long as possible?  It would be the most surreal and amazing thing I could ever see.  I would not take my eyes, or film equipment off of it, until it left my view...I am just sayin'


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

there is a second video with a few possible reference areas here:



still kinda hard to saw though!


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Looks like a foorprint in the sky. Bigfoot has been taking flying lessons


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

The Thames Estuary is an approach area for Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Lots of lights in this area  so must be something to do with aircraft on finals.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Trawler???
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

Gatwick & Heathrow would be on red alert if there was an unidentified aircraft in there air space. I agree with Imaginarynumber1, reference points, and it's the wrong atmosphere for london. i know it sounds strange but you know when things just aint right........you know?


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

View PostSaru, on 13 February 2012 - 10:32 AM, said:

Footage of strange lights in the sky over London has generated great interest online this week.

Very impressive; more detail than the usual dot of light in the sky which could make one suspicious; on the other hand definitely not a plane because it is too static, an not a tower because it is too high (beginning of 2nd clip).  Intriguing.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

View Postzoser, on 13 February 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

Very impressive; more detail than the usual dot of light in the sky which could make one suspicious; on the other hand definitely not a plane because it is too static, an not a tower because it is too high (beginning of 2nd clip).  Intriguing.


Looking at clip 2 again; stop at 0:53.  The level of the ground is clear, but why is region above ground level divided into 2 parts with the object sitting directly between the two?  Could the darker region be the ocean?  Is that why someone on youtube suggested an oil rig?  If so why is the division between the ocean and the sky not horizontal?  The angle of the camera?  Could the division be explained by cloud types?  I will try and get some response from the owner on youtube.  Without knowing the area too well the sea would I think be visible from the Thames Estuary.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:24 PM

View PostWolfBane, on 13 February 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:

there is a second video with a few possible reference areas here:



still kinda hard to saw though!
Well, that's obviously a Ship, isn't it. Observe how it's right on the horizon when he Zooms out.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

I did a few screen shots and highlighted some areas in PAINT. (Was being as fast as possible so not exactly a pro job here editing) After watching the second video, as in the first there was absolutely no reference points as said by previous posts, I can say with 100% certainty it's nothing more than a boat. I'm not from the area but, do they fish out there? Commercial fishing vessels have VERY bright lights. Anyway, below are the screenshots.

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Above is the Original Image. Now below shows our horizon point reference:



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Again, I was merely pointing out as fast as possible the horizon so we could positively identify this boat on a horizon ref. point. We can clearly see this object is on the water and either equal too or below our horizon (meaning it's closer to shore than previously thought)

Next is an image of a reflection from the lights in the water. This is important due to the fact it shows this image is exceedingly close to the water.


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You can clearly see the reflection of the top brightest light in the water. If you watch the second clip, and look at this reflection, you will actually see it changing with the waves that go against the boat.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

I would say that this is a ship nearly bows on to the camera if you magnify it you can see light reflecting on the water,which are the two faint lights at the bottom of the objrct.I have seen similar to this when approaching another vessel at sea,although ships pass port to port sides,except Greeks/Panamanians which please themselves as there is usually no one on the bridge anyway.





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