Look! There in the sky! It’s a UFO in NYC!

This YouTube.com video clip appears to show a UFO hovering over New York’s skyline. It’s compelling footage that can be hard to explain away.

Except that the fellow who posted the video goes on to reveal the truth:

People often ask me how I can be such a skeptic about things such as UFOs when there’s all this video evidence for it out there. Simple. I know the limitations of my senses and of the various recording mediums such phenomena are captured with. If it’s so far away that you can’t make out much detail then chances are what you think you’re seeing and what you are seeing are two entirely different things.

11 thoughts on “Look! There in the sky! It’s a UFO in NYC!

  1. Amazing.  “Blimp” is what I thought when I first started playing the video.  The flashing light on the bottom was a dead giveaway, but it’s amazing how someone can show me a fuzzy blotch and tell me the ONLY thing it can possibly be is an alien spacecraft.  I’m perfectly willing to believe that there are other life forms in our galaxy more advanced than us.  I’m perfectly willing to believe they are visiting this planet on a regular basis.  Have I seen any evidence whatsoever?  Nope.

  2. swordsbane: I’m perfectly willing to believe they are visiting this planet on a regular basis.  Have I seen any evidence whatsoever? Nope.

    Ditto.
    But, why would they choose to come to such a primitive place.  downer

  3. “Oh, Herbert—look at the cute monkeys!”

    When Gort trundles out of the saucer in Central Park, I’ll start to believe it.  As much as I’d like to otherwise.

  4. The second video is obviously edited footage, added to the guy’s account after the Illuminati found that he had captured an errant Venusian.

    But, why would they choose to come to such a primitive place.

    There is a lovely parallel in ‘Roadside Picnic’ (also the inspiration for the forthcoming – hopefully – STALKER FPS game).

    In that book, various zones riddled with alien artifacts (strange materials bending physical laws, machines having no understandable purpose, chemicals of unknown properties) suddenly appear on earth, seemingly randomly.

    It is never revealed what they are exactly, or where they came from, but one character in the book likens them to the debris left by a careless tourist group – wrappers, broken toys, some motor fluid… – who had made a quick stop (a ‘Roadside Picnic’) on Earth, without even noticing the locals, like we would ignore squirrels…

    Nice book. Readable even now that I have spoled part of it for you. And I’m very psyched about the game too.

  5. Dof: The same reason we go camping – to watch the wildlife and get away from it all. 

    LOL LOL LOL
    Ahhh, I haven’t slept in a tent since ‘jungle training’ before I went to Vietnam nearly 40 years ago.
    I still recall that our camp-site was on the side of mountain (it was really just a very tiny hill) and during the nite my mate grabbed me by the collar and dragged me back up the hill, into our two-man tent.  LOL
    Ahhh, mates!! Can’t fuck’em and can’t … hang on Consi … LOL LOL

  6. Ditto.
    But, why would they choose to come to such a primitive place.  downer

    Object lesson:

    “Now Timmy, pay attention.  This is a prime example of how NOT to build a civilization…” raspberry

  7. Les, I don’t mean to nag but your second link is to stupidevilbastard.com, not the video.

    Yeah, I guessed that it was a kite. Though it’d have to be an awfully big kite…

    A blimp makes a lot more sense.

  8. Ingolfson, your avatar is showing up for me, but not ***Dave’s. Looking at the loading progress bar it appears that Gravatar is being a bit slow. I think it’s time I removed Gravatar from the site and just used EE’s built in avatars.

    Mick, I missed the shift key when going for the = in the HTML tag for the address. It’s fixed now.

  9. There is a lovely parallel in ‘Roadside Picnic’ (also the inspiration for the forthcoming – hopefully – STALKER FPS game).
    In that book, various zones riddled with alien artifacts (strange materials bending physical laws, machines having no understandable purpose, chemicals of unknown properties) suddenly appear on earth, seemingly randomly.
    It is never revealed what they are exactly, or where they came from, but one character in the book likens them to the debris left by a careless tourist group – wrappers, broken toys, some motor fluid… – who had made a quick stop (a ‘Roadside Picnic’ on Earth, without even noticing the locals, like we would ignore squirrels…
    Nice book. Readable even now that I have spoled part of it for you. And I’m very psyched about the game too.

    OH! I have read that book, my flawed memory was that it was written by Stanislaw Lem, but it was actually written by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky.
    ISBN 0-575-07053-6

    Even though I read it over 20 years ago I still remember it was good read.

    There was also a movie based on the book, called STALKER:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/

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