A video alleged to have been taken in Bristol recently of a Delta/Triangular shaped UFO, the video was picked up by the local and national media (Telegraph).
A quick look at the video instantly struck me as a computer generated object although I haven't studied the video to any extent but let me explain why, if you follow the YouTube link it takes you to a user called *ikkleh* who is also known as Andrew Hadlington, he has a link to his website posted and it leads to ‘DigitalOranges.com' a quick visit shows the following image and nothing else (I've highlighted what I believe to be relevant). Also a quick look at the source code lists the keywords, “game, viral, viral marketing” amongst others and the title text reads:
“Digital Oranges Interactive - Specialists in Flash game development for the Online, Viral Marketing, and the Leisure and Gambling Industry.”
Hadlington also states he is a computer programmer (Flash game development) and a senior artist for Rage software (source), the Youtube video is accompanied with the following description:
"This UFO (or whatever it is) buzzed us twice - managed to get it the second time around. Freakiest thing I have ever seen in my life. Source."
And here's the original video first, then brightened a little and then slowed down…..
UFO over Bristol - 10 May 2009
The Telegraph article stated:
Computer game writer Andy, 36, said:
"It was the freakiest thing I have ever seen in my life. I was sitting in my office and saw it out of the corner of my eye….We're not far from the airport so I thought it could even have been a low-flying plane, so I was quite alarmed…..It was quite exciting – it sort of hovered past the houses. There was no sound. I ran downstairs and out of the garden to see where it went but I couldn't see anything…..My fiancée was out at the time but I'm sure other people must have seen it. It was so clear."
Now while I appreciate that the media often misrepresent people in their stories the above excerpt seems like a direct quote and more importantly a quote which seemingly contradicts the description that accompanied the original video.
But apart from this, the fact that the witness is well placed within the gaming industry to construct such a video and because he also appears to promote himself as a ‘viral marketer' alarm bells instantly were instantly ringing, especially when considered along with the facts that this object was apparently circling (due to the fact it passed the witness more than once) and was allegedly sighted at 5:30pm over a residential area (Sunday teatime), well, surely more than one witness would have seen such a phenomenon?
All in my humble opinion of course…..
Anyway here's the original Telegraph article (there was a related article suggesting that the object was a piece of cardboard but to be honest that's more unbelievable than the fact that it was a ‘nuts & bolts' physical object, hence its omission):
Andy Hadlington saw the mysterious blob silently hovering around and filmed it from the window of his office. The mysterious grey object glided around the residential area of Knowle, Bristol, at 5.30pm on Sunday without making a sound. UFO experts have been trying to verify the sighting and are hoping to speak to more witnesses and views of the eerie episode.
Computer game writer Andy, 36, said:
"It was the freakiest thing I have ever seen in my life. I was sitting in my office and saw it out of the corner of my eye…..We're not far from the airport so I thought it could even have been a low-flying plane, so I was quite alarmed…..It was quite exciting – it sort of hovered past the houses. There was no sound. I ran downstairs and out of the garden to see where it went but I couldn't see anything…..My fiancée was out at the time but I'm sure other people must have seen it. It was so clear…..
Denis Plunkett, of the British Flying Saucer Bureau, based in Winterbourne, near Bristol, was unable to comment on the video but said there were ways to verify its authenticity, saying:
"There are ways to sort out good from bad. Firstly they are silent, there will be no noise…They can also become invisible. They can go in and out of MoD radar. They can change speed, direction and height in seconds…..The best thing is if there are multiple witnesses to the sighting. If more people saw this I'd be very interested.”
Source: The Telegraph