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Lake Norman UFO mystery has been solved


Posted on Thursday, 16 August, 2018 | Comment icon 13 comments

Sadly, the object in the video is not 'out of this world'. Image Credit: YouTube / Jason Swing
A cigar-shaped object filmed over North Carolina recently has turned out to be something rather mundane.
Footage of the silver object, which was observed hovering for an extended period of time near Lake Norman this week, went viral after it was uploaded on to social media by witness Jason Swing.

"It was like nothing that I'd ever seen before," he said. "That's why I thought it was not of this world."

The story ended up being featured on several local news channels.

Sadly though, it later transpired that the unusual-looking object was actually nothing more than a Goodyear blimp that had been covering a nearby NASCAR racing event.

"We don't want to get in the way of a good story, but that's definitely us," the company wrote.

At least this is one UFO sighting that really does have a definitive explanation.


Source: Inside Edition | Comments (13)

Tags: UFO, Blimp

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy on 16 August, 2018, 16:45
@Glacknor, hiding in plain sight behind giant and highly visible corporate advertising? That’s as good a theory as anyone has put forth regarding ET visitation on Earth.
Comment icon #5 Posted by fred_mc on 16 August, 2018, 16:49
Whoopie! Then I guessed correctly. I thought it was an airship.
Comment icon #6 Posted by seanjo on 16 August, 2018, 16:54
Balloon, it's almost always a Balloon!
Comment icon #7 Posted by paperdyer on 16 August, 2018, 19:11
I live in Charlotte and the news didn't even give it a second thought.  Was the gentleman coming back of JR's Smoke-atorium in Stateville?? A place where you can smoke, drink and shoot pool most of the day.
Comment icon #8 Posted by jaylemurph on 17 August, 2018, 0:42
I’m surprised the locals put down down their meth long enough to see a “UFO”. —Jaylemurph 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Merc14 on 17 August, 2018, 1:53
When you see a blimp/air ship it is a bizarre event, at least for me, because they are not a normal thing to see in the sky and they behave "oddly" to what we are use to seeing.  I live within a couple of miles of a Naval Air Station and F-18's fly over my house at a couple thousand feet (a lot lower sometimes) many times a day but when I saw a blimp on the horizon a few months ago it was a "WTF is that?" moment.   Just for a second but I could then imagine how a true believer would react and the conclusions they would draw.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Antnanna on 17 August, 2018, 5:38
If it is a rare or non existent event in one's life, I can see how it could be mistaken from a distance. However, living off the Detroit River, I see them all the time. I love watching them
Comment icon #11 Posted by skliss on 17 August, 2018, 9:22
See that guy all the time, the hanger is just over in Suffield Twnsp.  
Comment icon #12 Posted by badeskov on 19 August, 2018, 20:56
Actually once got to fly one (exaggeration). I was invited to the motor press guild yearly event where they exhibit all the cars reviewed during the year some years ago at the Willow Springs racing track just outside of Lancaster, Ca, a two day event over a weekend. Got to ride some pretty nice cars. out of Mohave airport they had a blimp for the event and when we took the the tour there were only three of us, including the pilot so we were allowed at the controls as well. cheers, badeskov      
Comment icon #13 Posted by kapow53 on 22 August, 2018, 4:40
It's a blimp Frank


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