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Flashing UFO filmed over UK

Posted on Friday, 23 March, 2012 | Comment icon 46 comments | News tip by: bouncer

Image credit: CC 3.0 Dario Alpern

The unusual object was picked up on a time-lapse video of the night sky by UK Skywatch.

Unlike the stars in the background the object draws immediate attention due to it flashing on and off at one minute intervals, while conventional aircraft also feature flashing lights these tend to flash a lot more rapidly to ensure that the aircraft is visible in the dark.

"The unidentified flying object, when lit, looks like any other star in the background of a time-lapse video of the night sky over the UK."

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Comment icon #37 Posted by UK Skywatch on 28 March, 2012, 14:02
We would like to say a big thank you to all those people who have shown interest in our few YouTube videos. We never thought that we would get such a response from them as they were not really put there for any other purpose than to test out YouTube for future projects. This is why the page is locked and why there is no equipment details, location, time, direction etc. We apologise for not replying to the comments on YouTube but we did not realise they were there until we came across Chrizs review here today. The name UK Skywatch came about because we are a small group of avid skywatchers ba... [More]
Comment icon #38 Posted by jbondo on 28 March, 2012, 14:29
Hit the enter button....That's what I didn't do. I kept copy and pasting the embed code and it wouldn't show up in the preview. I guess every site has it's own quirks. Thanks!
Comment icon #39 Posted by The Sky Scanner on 28 March, 2012, 14:33
Welcome aboard! Nice optics you've got there, I had the chance to play with one of those about 2months back, I wasn't disappointed. I can't think of an obvious answer to solve your Light Pollution problems since the Pulsar doesn't support 1.25" or 2" filters, although if you check Astro buy/sell you might find a 2"lp filter then you'll have to find a way of securing to the front lens, not ideal granted, but it would help slightly with Light Pollution issues... Anyway, thanks for the link, keep looking and good luck!
Comment icon #40 Posted by grc on 28 March, 2012, 17:42
At 1:08 you can see a star between the three lights of the ufo, so, maybe it's not solid or there are 3 crafts flying in formation or maybe I didn't smoke the right stuff... Just saying... Oh, and another thing... Why would a ship cloacked would leave visible it's beacon lights or whatever those lights would be for?
Comment icon #41 Posted by Chrlzs on 29 March, 2012, 11:49
I repeat, jcattera - whose name appears on that video - is [u] [/u]. Even if he did capture something worthwhile, he has screamed wolf way too many times - my link is just one example of many.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Chrlzs on 29 March, 2012, 12:19
First up, I herewith formally (and gleefully) apologise for my comments about likely fakery - as promised! (I love being proved wrong..!!) ?? I'm just not following... While I understand you might want to test the exposure you might get, why not do it properly and include all the details? I'm not suggesting you did anything mischievous, but it seems very strange that you would do exactly what most scammers do with their ufo videos - namely post them without a shred of supporting information, so as to make it difficult to usefully analyse the images.. I genuinely wish yo... [More]
Comment icon #43 Posted by quillius on 29 March, 2012, 12:33
Good man Chrlzs....I hoped you would and very glad you have.
Comment icon #44 Posted by UK Skywatch on 29 March, 2012, 14:47
Thanks for the apology and your comments. At a guess the footage captured was probably tumbling space junk but we leave it to you guys to make your own mind up.
Comment icon #45 Posted by TitusQuaeck on 4 April, 2012, 18:13
That could be any number of anythings...

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