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Is leaked Pentagon UFO a 'Batman' balloon ?

By T.K. Randall
December 20, 2020 · Comment icon 13 comments

What exactly is this thing ? Image Credit: UAPTF / The Debrief
A recently distributed image of a UFO captured from a US fighter jet may have a rather mundane explanation.
The photograph, which emerged earlier this month, was reportedly taken by the backseat weapons systems operator of an F/A-18 fighter jet using their personal mobile phone somewhere off the east coast of the United States in 2018.

It shows an unidentified silver shield-shaped object that is unlike any known conventional aircraft.

Labeled 'Unclassified and For Official Use Only', the image was consistent with other leaked reports about an unidentified silver 'cube-shaped' object spotted hovering motionless over the ocean.

But is this really an official photograph of a UFO or is there some other explanation ?

Keen to get to the bottom of the mystery, amateur sleuths on social media have spent the last two weeks analyzing the image and scouring the Internet for possible answers.
It wasn't long before someone found something that seemed to be identical in shape to the mystery object - a novelty mylar Batman balloon.

You can check out a promotional image for the product below - could this be a perfect match ?

While some remain convinced that it is, others aren't so sure - noting that a small helium balloon would have been next to impossible to photograph from a fighter jet using a mobile phone at 35,000ft.

What do you think - has the mystery been solved ?

Update: r/DavidEgrrr pointed me toward this Balloon. Created a 3D mesh with some deformation and proper position/lighting. The proportions are exact. from r/UFOs

Source: Brobible.com | Comments (13)

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Kasper Hauser 4 years ago
Absolutely brilliant! And these are the elite pilots keeping the US safe, LOL! Or maybe the crafty aliens are disguising themselves as Batman balloons?!
Comment icon #5 Posted by NCC1701 4 years ago
Them can disguise themselves as anything.
Comment icon #6 Posted by pbarosso 4 years ago
it is possible. perhaps the balloon was caught in the jet stream travelling 100-150mph. that would mean the jets could close and have time to shoot a pic.
Comment icon #7 Posted by President Wearer of Hats 4 years ago
I still reckon it’s a goon bag that someone inflated with helium and let fly.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
I was under the impression that weather balloons are not fully inflated as they expand at high altitudes and would pop if too full, they tend to fully inflate toy balloons so i would suspect mylar is tougher that old rubber kiddie balloons and i could likely go hunt this up on Google but im guessing one of your can clue me in, how high generally speaking do toy balloons reach? Ive flown rc gliders that where 6 to 8ft wide so high they were a tiny speck that was hard to keep seeing any guess about how high that was?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
Nice to have found the good one !
Comment icon #10 Posted by pbarosso 4 years ago
id say that a 6-8ft wingspan glider that is a spec might be only 4000ft
Comment icon #11 Posted by ChrLzs 4 years ago
Doing the theoretical math, something 6 feet across would become very difficult / impossible to see at maybe 3+ miles or 5 km.  Ish.     Those figures are very woolly and depend on the contrast and lighting of the object versus clear conditions and a good eye...  For the scientific-minded (I hope I get it right, I'm rusty and tired..), the formula is Tan(X) = Opposite / Adjacent, where X is the extinction resolution angle of an eye (about 1/60 of a degree), Opposite is the height of the object, and Adjacent is the distance.  Yes, that geometry stuff you never learned can be useful... A... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
Back in the 80s i had several of the pillow shapped mylar balloons and let them go to the ceiling in my room, they would expand and contract with ambient temp but stayed inflated and a loft at least a year. My rc gliders, biggest about 8ft were a dark almost black on the bottom we would circle them for hours on thermals and sometimes loose sight, hit the flaps they would drop fast almost like a flat rock,  i just had no clue how high they really were. I knew a fair amount of guys who lost planes especially on the coast
Comment icon #13 Posted by Trelane 4 years ago
It's the balloon Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs...

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