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UFO filmed over Loch Lomond in Scotland

February 7, 2015 | Comment icon 170 comments



The object eventually dropped behind the trees. Image Credit: YouTube / Tom Hall
A bright object was filmed in the distance above the trees over the course of fifteen minutes.
The video, which was uploaded on to YouTube last week by Tom Hall, was recorded looking southwest from Kinlochard.

The bright object can be seen hovering above the horizon before slowly descending towards the right. The uploader emphasized that he didn't believe it to be a plane, helicopter or a Chinese lantern and there was no noise throughout the encounter.

It was filmed at around 5:25 pm on February 1st.
The video has since generated quite a lot of discussion online with commenters speculating on what it could be. Both Police Scotland and the local coastguard claimed to have no record of any aircraft in the area at the time and it didn't appear to be a meteorological phenomenon.

The most widely suggested theory however is that the object is actually nothing more than the planet Venus which currently appears very bright and low down in the sky.

It's movement towards the right can be attributed to the rotation of the Earth.



Source: Press and Journal | Comments (170)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #161 Posted by psyche101 7 years ago
Psyche, did you hack into Astra's account?? Ohh heck no, she was complimentary to idiotic banter. I cant stoop that low. See, I can't help it. Arrogant. LOL That's what Astra loves about me most.
Comment icon #162 Posted by Astra00 7 years ago
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Comment icon #163 Posted by Jacques Terreur 7 years ago
eek, ....this sudden cuddly atmosphere here is gross. Stop it.
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Comment icon #167 Posted by Merc14 7 years ago
I would re-iterate everything Merc said - especially about ALWAYS going back to the original source to download - that might mean doing a little research, but even a quick check on Wikipedia will usually suffice to identify where to go. In this case, as I linked above, the source is www.stellarium.org Seriously, if anyone here has even the vaguest interest in looking at the sky at night, you NEED this program. It is really simple to use, and gives a very, very realistic view of your sky (and indeed anyone's, as it is easy to quickly change your location just by clicking on a world map). You ca... [More]
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