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Is the 'UFO Mothership Over London' Video Real?
Life's Little Mysteries ^ | June 29, 2011 | Benjamin Radford

Posted on 06/29/2011 11:30:37 AM PDT by Flightdeck

A new viral video making the rounds on the Internet purports to show what’s been dubbed a "mothership" and at least three separate smaller alien spacecraft filmed in the skies over London.

The most famous video (which was taken anonymously and is one of two or three versions in circulation) shows a large glowing white oval moving in and out from behind clouds over the course of about 20 seconds, and then zooming off, with three white dots also making an appearance.

So what are they? The pattern of movement does not resemble any known aircraft, and some are already proclaiming the sighting as proof of aliens. While not exactly the same as landing on the proverbial White House lawn (or above 10 Downing Street), some say an appearance over London is a pretty high-profile statement that aliens are here.

Others aren't so sure. Some believe that the videos are merely a viral marketing tool to publicize the upcoming alien sci-fi film "Iron Sky." One argument against that explanation is that the film is not slated to be released until April 2012, though studios often begin early promotion, and these amateur UFO videos would take little time or effort for special effects professionals.

In fact, the crudeness of the London UFOs may be a sign of fakery. The spacecraft in the video resemble those in an alleged UFO video taken over Jerusalem earlier this year, and which many experts (including myself and those at MUFON, the largest pro-UFO organization in the world) concluded were faked.

The mothership and its UFO siblings videotaped over London are among the absolute easiest images to fake: glowing ovals and dots. There's no detail, no flying saucer windows or aliens waving hello from high above. Just white moving dots that anyone with some video-editing chops could create with little effort.

Another sign that this is a fake is the way the video begins. The cameraman is apparently randomly videotaping a mundane sidewalk, and then moves quickly to a street corner, where he takes careful note of the reactions from passerby before aiming the camera up into the sky to see what, exactly, it is that has so captivated their attention. He videotapes the skies for about a minute, then once again brings the camera down to show us a small crowd of people who are also staring into the sky and getting photos.

This is highly suspicious behavior for someone who truly believes that there are alien spacecraft in the skies above that could reappear at any moment. If you spotted what you believed to be a UFO that could zip away at any moment, wouldn't training your camera on the spaceship be the first thing you would do? Whoever created, edited, and posted the video clearly wanted to make sure that viewers knew that others had seen, and were reacting to, the lights.

Aliens may in fact be out there, but the evidence so far suggests that the London UFO video is another hoax.


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KEYWORDS: london; ufo

1 posted on 06/29/2011 11:30:41 AM PDT by Flightdeck
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To: Flightdeck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AouX-nWvv4&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 06/29/2011 11:32:31 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Flightdeck

11,000,000 people live in Greater London. At least 20% have cellphone cameras.

Only one person videoed it?

Riiiiiiiiiiiight...................


3 posted on 06/29/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: Flightdeck

The UFO pilot must have been trying to “Make a U-turn as soon as possible”


4 posted on 06/29/2011 11:36:48 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Flightdeck
Another sign that this is a fake is the way the video begins. The cameraman is apparently randomly videotaping a mundane sidewalk, and then moves quickly to a street corner, where he takes careful note of the reactions from passerby before aiming the camera up into the sky to see what, exactly, it is that has so captivated their attention. He videotapes the skies for about a minute, then once again brings the camera down to show us a small crowd of people who are also staring into the sky and getting photos.

Yeah that struck me as odd. At best it looks like a strand of spider silk or fishing line catching the light.
5 posted on 06/29/2011 11:37:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Flightdeck

No. It’s not.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 11:43:26 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: MindBender26

If the aliens ever did want to invade, they would win easily. Just promise that with their advanced technology, everyone in the West would be able to to live off the public teat for the rest of their lazy existences.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 11:44:05 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cripplecreek

We catch the same objects on our security cameras at night when they are recording. They are best described as orbs which hover, brighten and dim randomly. They will shoot off out of or into the view in a snap.


8 posted on 06/29/2011 11:47:52 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Flightdeck

Enhanced images.

9 posted on 06/29/2011 11:57:57 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: MindBender26; ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; ...
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As LA Marzulli noted last night on C2C, there were at least several videos from different directions of the same phenomenon. IIRC, at least a few are on YOUTUBE already.

PING TO THE LIST.

10 posted on 06/29/2011 12:02:54 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Flightdeck

Distraction from the economy, Libya, oil, etc. Don’t want the rabble to realize what’s going on. Monarchy, communism: both autocracy, plutocracy, oligarchy.


11 posted on 06/29/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Flightdeck

Not sure to be honest..

Here is a better video of UFOs from NASA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlLN_Jcg1pc


12 posted on 06/29/2011 12:09:36 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Flightdeck

As some of you may see, there’s also much contempt against commoners in that sort of propaganda. They’ll buy it, because they’re so...


13 posted on 06/29/2011 12:10:25 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: familyop

Most of us can multi-task. Sometimes it’s good to take a break for a little bit from the bad news everyday.


14 posted on 06/29/2011 12:12:14 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Flightdeck

15 posted on 06/29/2011 1:01:06 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Quix

Not really a follower of UFOS, but two weeks ago while camping in very remote mountain region near the northern border of Death Valley I saw a florescent green globe, about the size of the full moon, shoot up straight up from a canyon, hover for a second, then zig zag radidly back and forth before shooting back down into the canyon. I have seen thousands of fireworks and flare guns go off in my lifetime and this was neither, plus there was no one, I mean no one in that steep rugged roadless canyon, we were the only people around for at least 20 square miles.


16 posted on 06/29/2011 2:10:36 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Sprite518
Very interesting. Unexplained things are always fascinating.

Maybe God has a collection of remote controlled toys and likes to play with them now and then?

17 posted on 06/29/2011 2:15:30 PM PDT by Luna (Evil will not triumph. God is at the helm.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Did you do the

—size of a quarter at arm’s length;

—size of a ping pong ball

—size of an orange

—size of a grape fruit

—size of a basketball

bit?

What would you guess it would have been had you done so?

How far away would you guess it was?

There are lots of sphere’s zipping around . . .

There’ seven a photo of one or a drawing, I forget . . . an opalescent sphere about 3’ in diameter being carried on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 3:49:32 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Luna

In this case, it’s far more likely to be the toys of the shadow/globalist government given to them by the fallen angels in cahoots with them toward setting up the satanic global government . . . eventually requiring global citizens to worship satan as God.

But quite a number of social star FREEPERS are working very hard to pretend that’s not true.

They may even believe it’s not true.


19 posted on 06/29/2011 3:53:32 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

About the size of a ping pong ball at arms length and as it appeared in front of a hill that was a little over a mile away the object was slightly less than that distance from me.

I speculated that it could have been from a laser beam, but as I have never seen one in person I couldn’t say if it was or not. At any rate it wasn’t projected on the hill as there was no deformation of the size or shape of the object.

If it was a laser beam it would have had to come from a little used at night rural highway at least 18 miles away and 6,000 feet below me. I know no one else was up there with us as it is a little known area and there were no other tire tracks on the 10 mile long rugged 4WD only dirt road we came in on.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 4:10:34 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I think MUFON has some formula for determining the size of the object given your parameters.

Thanks.

Here’s a thread on ATS with tons of drawings of the critters. You might be thankful none approached you.

Or, . . . did you have any missing time?

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread525580/pg1


21 posted on 06/29/2011 4:20:09 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Sprite518; Quix

The video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlLN_Jcg1pc) has 8,009,068 hits.


22 posted on 06/29/2011 5:07:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Getting freepers to all agree, is like herding cats!")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Indeed it does. I guess you did not see I was the one that posted the link in post #12.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 6:10:57 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Las Vegas Dave

THX THX.


24 posted on 06/29/2011 7:54:23 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Here is another good UFO video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4izhwg3Mo


25 posted on 06/29/2011 8:13:53 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Inyo-Mono
...near the northern border of Death Valley I saw a florescent green globe, about the size of the full moon, shoot up straight up from a canyon, hover for a second, then zig zag radidly back and forth before shooting back down into the canyon.

What an interesting sighting. I think that what you saw, is proof that we're a long way from answering all of the mysteries of this universe. There are still a great many strange and wonderful things out there for us to discover.

I've seen a few inexplicable things myself, most notable of which, was an enormous multi-colored light beam that shot up out of a swamp off I-10, in the deep south. Strangest thing I ever saw, and truly awesome to behold.

26 posted on 06/29/2011 8:50:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Fascinating, and well made video. I’m especially impressed that this is all NASA footage with only some stopped frames and enlargements, but with few enhancements (most for contrast only).

Some of the objects appear to be nothing more than space junk, but what can you say about an object that suddenly changes course while the camera is following it, relative to all of the other objects in the frame?

Things that make you go, hmmmm....


27 posted on 06/29/2011 9:23:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sprite518

Re. post 25, I hadn’t seen that video, but it’s good. I know at least the Jerusalem one is fake, not so sure about some of the others.


28 posted on 06/30/2011 10:50:53 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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