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UFO. United States

ID #1671311599
Added Sun, 18/12/2022
Author July N.

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залив Сарасота
United States

An amazing photo of a cargo plane "Hercules", over which a mysterious object is flying, causes surprise among UFO hunters.

The picture was taken by a policeman, who claims that after a few moments the black ship sped off at an incredible speed.

Chuck Marose said:

"As soon as the plane turned around and I took a picture, the object disappeared in an instant. I mean, he went from inactivity to instant disappearance."

The black cylindrical object is compared to the white "Tic-Tac" that military pilots have seen in recent years. In 2015, the crew of the US Navy Hornet aircraft filmed a wingless object, later nicknamed "Go Fast", flying directly over the surface of the Atlantic.

A photo taken last month in Sarasota Bay, Florida, baffled investigators. Possible explanations ranged from a towed missile defense system or a drone to an insect next to the camera.

One online commentator Winston Smythe joked:

"I can say that this is an unidentified flying object… It's an object, it's flying, and I can't identify it."

Original news

An astonishing photo of a Hercules cargo plane being “buzzed” by a mystery object has UFO hunters in a flap.

It was captured by a police officer who claims the black craft raced off at incredible speed moments later.

Chuck Marose said: “As soon as the plane made its turn and I shot that picture, the object was gone in an instant. I mean, it went from a standstill to being gone instantaneously.”

The black, cylindrical object has been compared to the white “Tic Tacs” seen by military pilots recent years. In 2015, the crew of a US Navy Hornet jet filmed a wingless object later nicknamed “Go Fast” flying just above the surface of the Atlantic.

The photo, from Sarasota Bay, Florida, last month, has investigators baffled. Possible explanations put forward have ranged from it being a towed anti-missile defence unit or drone to an insect near the camera.

One online commentator, Winstone Smythe, joked:

“I can tell it’s an unidentified flying object…

“It’s an object, it’s flying and I can’t identify it.”


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Beetles and other insects

Flying insects in photos and videos can be mistaken for UFOs.

Shooting can take place in the daytime or in the evening. When moving, the outlines of the insect can be both blurred and clear. Depending on this, dark spots or spots of bizarre shapes can be taken for UFOs. The video shows UFOs hovering in the sky, flying in a straight line or moving along a complex trajectory (for example, shooting May bugs near a tree against the background of the evening sky). Insects can be mistaken for UFOs by accident, or given out intentionally. At night, they can be highlighted by a flash.


Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials

You can see the blur at the edges. this is typical for an insect flying close to the operator.


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