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Guide to filming and uploading viewable UFO footage

I watch quite a few UFO videos per day, most from YouTube, so I decided to point out some of the things that discredit your footage or irritate your viewers.

Small time spent filming discredits your footage

The thing that ticks off viewers most is a ten second video of a UFO.

This is because most of the time, internet trolls who are trying to be…well, I don’t know, I guess annoying, will want to make a very fake UFO video so that the viewers know they are being hoaxed, which will spur replies.  You want to show you are not one of those typical trolls – in fact, you want to show you are not a troll at all.

What these trolls will do is spend a very small amount of time in the process of creating this film.  Say, ten to thirty seconds.  This is usually because they don’t want to invest too much time into the footage – they just want others to watch it, and if they could get ten people to watch those ten seconds that they spent one minute creating, they just made a troll’s version of profit.

I’m fine with a UFO video lasting thirty seconds if the UFO disappears or flies too far to reach by that time, but when you randomly stop the video thirty seconds in while the “amazing, 100% proof” UFO is still in the sky, it implies that you really don’t think it’s groundbreaking enough to spend more than a few seconds filming.

Zooming out every now and then may prevent a disoriented viewer

It’s difficult to tell where you are in some YouTube UFO videos.  This is because the video starts and ends with 300% zoom on the UFO and all you see is that light.

I like decent zoom, but I also like to see the surroundings with no zoom at least once throughout the video, that way I can get a better judgment on how big this UFO looks to a regular viewer in the city streets (or wherever you are).

Over-zooming on some cameras will blur the UFO

Sometimes, the camera will have too much zoom on the UFO.  Too much zoom is when the UFO starts to blur to the point where you can’t tell the general shape – it will look like it was made with no detail whatsoever in a pixel art program, like Paint.

Keep a steady camera

This is difficult for some people, and I don’t blame them.  It’s hard to hold a camera still, especially a large, hefty camera.  Don’t hate yourself if the video is a little shaky, if your hands are rattling from freezing weather.

I would suggest you attempt to find something to prop your camera against.  Set the camera on a nearby rock (as long as you don’t think the rock will scratch your expensive camera), on your car’s dashboard, on a plastic lawn chair, whatever is available that won’t crumble under the weight of the camera or damage the camera.

This works especially well if the UFO is still, but if it is moving, you can still try, just keep a steady hand pressed against the camera and make sure you don’t jerk the camera too much while following the UFO.

For fast-moving UFOs, don’t bother zooming in fully

If a UFO is moving so fast that you have to constantly jerk the camera around, there’s not much of a point in zooming in fully.  Give yourself enough space to comfortably follow it without it falling out of the screen every half second.

Don’t replace the sound when uploading

If you’re going to upload to YouTube or a similar site (maybe a site of your own), it adds credibility to leave the original sound of the video as it is.

This is because sometimes people will want to listen to see if they can hear an engine to the UFO or something similar that may add or remove credibility.

Find a way to acknowledge any passersby that are also looking at the UFO

If you’re in a city or similar populated area and there are others nearby watching the UFO, it will add credibility to get a small snip of footage of them staring into the sky, just as confused as you are.

This will help others know you didn’t add the UFO with a computer program, especially if it’s huge.  It would look awfully suspicious if there’s a gargantuan UFO hovering inches from skyscrapers nearby and no one else is looking at it.

Do not try to force your opinion on the viewer

This isn’t really to add credibility, it’s more to not annoying your viewers.  Honestly, saying things like, “You guys have to WAKE UP there are aliens EVERYWHERE and you have NO CLUE you DIMWITTED FOOLS!” will most likely start an argument rather than convince people to believe otherwise.  If you said those things in the video, leave the original sound and apologize for your rantings on whatever site you’re posting the video to.

Otherwise, don’t leave these dominative opinions in your comments or video description on YouTube (not even in little annotations on the video, which usually just say “Enter text here”).  No one likes to have others’ opinions forced upon them.

If someone’s opinion is stated in the comments section that defies your opinion, there’s no need to flame them or troll them or delete their comment, just leave them be; everyone is entitled to their own views and expressing those views.

Of course, you can do whatever you want when you film and upload your footage; these are just things that I suggest doing, as one who watches a fair amount of UFO videos online.

Extremely bright lights in Fort Worth, Texas (May, 2011)

During May 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas, there was a series of extremely bright lights across a widespread area.  Here is a video of those explosions of light:

There are a number of explanations going about for this event, mostly people saying they were exploding transformers.  Some say it was from a concert with a special light show.

Who would be crazy enough to make lights that bright go off during a concert?  I can’t imagine how bright it must be if you’re right next to it – I find that explanation very unlikely.  Also, the lights spread across the entire camera screen, rather than in one concentrated area, like you’d expect from a concert.

Transformer explosions also seem a little out there, but not as much.  Here is a screenshot of a YouTube transformer explosion as it happens (from November 2006):

Transformer Explosion from November 2006

Transformer Explosion from November 2006

You’ll notice the thin ray of light stretching from top to bottom, striking through the center of a splotch of very bright blue light.

However, this was only a small distance from the video recorder, but in the May 2011 video above you’ll see the lights are farther from the recorder.  The user on YouTube who uploaded the video also says the lights in his/her neighborhood were out for “some hours”.  In the video above, you’ll see no lights even flashing on and off – if so many transformers were exploding, why are no lights going off whatsoever, even for a second?

Here’s another screenshot of one of the explosions in the May 2011 video:

May 2011 Bright Explosion of Light

May 2011 Bright Explosion of Light

The light from the May 2011 video is much brighter.

I’m not sure, maybe transformers from 2006 don’t explode as bright as transformers from 2011, maybe it has to do with how they were destroyed (though neither of the videos seem to show any lightning, rain, hail, etc.)

People also claim UFOs were seen above the flashing lights.  Watching the video from 0:20 and onwards, you can see small lights above the explosions pop into the screen.

Take note UFO does not mean “Alien Spacecraft come to kill us all” or any other form of that sentence – it means “Unidentified Flying Object”.  An object that is currently not identified.  Not a spacecraft, not a demon, not an angel, something I am currently incapable of naming.

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Up to 100,000 dead fish in Arkansas

State officials on Monday were investigating why 80,000 to 100,000 fish washed up dead on the shores of the Arkansas River last week.

“The fish deaths will take about a month” to determine a cause, Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, told

Stephens also provided the estimate of 80,000 to 100,000 dead fish.


The fish were found Thursday by a tugboat operator along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River near the city of Ozark.

The mass kill occurred just one day before thousands of blackbirds dropped dead from the sky in Beebe, Ark., which is 125 miles away.

Officials said 95 percent of the fish that died were drum fish — indicating that the likely cause of death was disease as only one species was affected.

“If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish,” Stephens added.

Drum fish, which are bottom feeders, are not sought by fishermen, he added, and fishing was not banned as a precaution. “Right now it’s fine to fish,” KTHV quoted Stephens as saying. “If you go out there you can still fish for bass and crappie, catfish, it will be fine. Obviously don’t eat the dead fish.”

Fish were still floating on the same stretch of river as of Monday morning.

Stephens said that nature will be doing the cleanup. “We’ll have raccoon and birds and things like that will take care of it so there is really no cleanup, it’s really too big. It’s contained along the river channel.”

David Lyons, the head of a local chapter of the Sierra Club, told that he was “waiting for the results of the pathology and toxicology tests before I make any judgments about the bird and fish kills.

“So far, the evidence does not suggest that pollution contributed to either the bird or fish kill,” he added. “If the test results indicate that contaminants were responsible, then local environmental groups will likely have several questions and concerns about the two events.”

You may also want to read on the thousands of birds that died in Arkansas and that there was no poison found in the Arkansas birds.

Quoted from Up to 100,000 dead fish on Ark. River – U.S. news – Environment –

No poison or illness found in dead Arkansas birds

Preliminary autopsies on 17 of the up to 5,000 blackbirds that fell over an Arkansas town indicate they died of blunt trauma to their organs, the state’s top veterinarian told NBC News on Monday.

Their stomachs were empty, which rules out poison, Dr. George Badley said, and they died in midair, not on impact with the ground.

That evidence, and the fact that the red-winged blackbirds fly in close flocks, suggests they suffered some massive midair collision, he added. That lends weight to theories that they were startled by something.

Earlier Monday, the estimated number of dead birds was raised to between 4,000 and 5,000, up sharply from the initial estimate of 1,000.

Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, provided the new numbers.

Residents of the small town of Beebe awoke Saturday to find thousands of dead blackbirds littering a 1.5-square-mile area. The birds inexplicably dropped dead, landing on homes, cars and lawns.

The director of Cornell University’s ornithology lab in Ithaca, N.Y., said the most likely suspect is violent weather. It’s probable that thousands of birds were asleep, roosting in a single tree, when a “washing machine-type thunderstorm” sucked them up into the air, disoriented them, and even fatally soaked and chilled them.

“Bad weather can occasionally catch flocks off guard, blow them off a roost, and they get hurled up suddenly into this thundercloud,” lab director John Fitzpatrick said.

Rough weather had hit the state earlier Friday, but the worst of it was already well east of Beebe by the time the birds started falling, said Chris Buonanno, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.

If weather was the cause, the birds could have died in several ways, Fitzpatrick said. They could easily become disoriented — with no lights to tell them up and down — and smack into the ground. Or they could have died from exposure.

The birds’ feathers keep them at a toasty 103 degrees, but “once that coat gets unnaturally wet, it’s only a matter of minutes before they’re done for,” Fitzpatrick said.

Lightning or hail are also possibilities.

Rowe noted that birds of prey and other animals, including dogs and cats, ate several of the dead blackbirds and suffered no ill effects.

“Every dog and cat in the neighborhood was able to get a fresh snack that night,” Rowe said.

Mike Robertson, the mayor in Beebe, said the last dead bird was removed about 11 a.m. Sunday in the town about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock.

Several hundred thousand red-winged blackbirds have used a wooded area in the town as a roost for the past several years.

Robertson and other officials went to the roost area over the weekend and found no dead birds on the ground.

“That pretty much rules out an illness” or poisoning, the mayor said.

But some residents voiced concerns.

“I’ve been to Iraq and back and seen nothing like this,” Beebe resident Jeff Drennan told local Fox16 News on Sunday.

^ ^ Quoted from No poison found in birds that fell on town – U.S. news – Environment – ^ ^

Over a thousand dead birds fall from the sky in Arkansas

Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 black birds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

Commission ornithologist Karen Rowe said the birds showed physical trauma, and she speculated that “the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail.”

The commission said that New Year’s Eve revelers shooting off fireworks in the area could have startled the birds from their roost and caused them to die from stress.

Robby King, a wildlife officer for the agency, collected about 65 dead birds, which will be sent for testing to the state Livestock and Poultry Commission lab and the National Wildlife Health Center lab in Madison, Wis.

Rowe said that similar events have occurred elsewhere and that test results “usually were inconclusive.” She said she doubted the birds were poisoned.

From Strange News Article – Arizona News | My Connection from Cox.

I’m sure there are many conspiracy theorists going crazy about this, saying things like “Aliens poisoned them,” “An alien spaceship flew by and gave each of them a heart attack,” “The chemtrailing made too many clouds and they all slammed into each other head-to-head!!”

You’d think if the birds were “hit by lightning or high altitude hail” we could tell just by looking at them.  Do they look burnt?  Are they bashed up?

I wonder if birds actually die from stress just because of fireworks.  I’m sure if I had no clue what fireworks were then I would be a little stressed out when I saw them blowing up in the sky, but could that kill something?  Are birds even intelligent enough to notice it’s out of the ordinary for fireworks to be in the sky?

Anyway, those were just the questions I asked when I read this article.  I’m waiting for a conclusion.

Animal similar to the legendary Chupacabra shot in Kentucky during December 18

Has a mythical creature made its way to Kentucky? Some people seem to think so, after a Nelson County man came across a creature with grayish, wrinkly skin and no fur.

Mark Cothren shot and killed an animal on Dec. 18 because he said he feared what it was, since he did not recognize it. He said the animal walked from the woods onto his front yard around 3 p.m. Cothren lives on Mount Carmel Church Road in Lebanon Junction.

“I was like: ‘every animal has hair, especially this time of year!’ What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair,” Cothren said.

“Everybody is getting very curious, you know. [The] phone is ringing off the hook. It’s kind of a mystery right now,” Cothren said.

Cothren described the creature as having large ears, whiskers, a long tail, and about the size of a house cat. He says many people have tried to guess what the animal may be. He said he’s heard anything from raccoon to a dog to the legendary Chupacabra.

“Everybody is leaning kind of toward that – it’s the Chupacabra! People have come up to me [saying] ‘that’s what the thing is ’cause I pulled it up on the Internet'” Cothren laughed.

Legend has it the Chupacabra – also known as the “Goat Sucker” – kills goats and sucks their blood. The fabled creature has supposedly been spotted in South America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, as well as Texas and Oklahoma.

“It’s hard to judge what an animal is from just a photograph,” said Sam Clites with the Louisville Zoo. Clites say he would have to see the animal in person to study it and determine its species. At first glance, he believed the animal could be a raccoon or a dog, but not a mythical creature.

“This is an animal that’s native to our area, most likely that is suffering from some type disease,” Clites said.

Clites says it isn’t uncommon for an animal with a severe disease to lose fur and look unrecognizable.

Cothren says he has spoken with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and is preserving the animal to hand over to them.

From – click the link to see the photo of the animal.

A man claims aliens barrage his home with meteorites

  A Bosnian man is claiming that extraterrestrials are annoyed at him in some way and that they bomb his house with flaming rocks.  He even says he had to upgrade his roof to reinforced steel just to protect his home.  He says he’s been hit five times in the past five months, the first hitting in November.

  The man, Radivoje Lajic, lives as a resident of Gornja Lamovite, a town that Google didn’t even know about before this story came out probably sometime in April of 2008.

  Lajic’s exact claim is this: “I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. I don’t know what I have done to annoy them, but there is no other explanation that makes sense.”  He told someone this, though there is no credit in the British papers that tell this story.

  He also says that “The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit five times has to be deliberate,” and that scientists from Belgrade University in Serbia confirmed that all five objects were meteorites.

  The meteorites always fall when it is raining heavily, and never when there are clear skies.

  Lajic says that “I don’t know why they are doing this.  When it rains I can’t sleep for worrying about another strike.”

Quotes and Information from the Fox News Article and the Daily Mail Article.  Links open in new windows.

Police helicopter in Wales chases a UFO after nearly colliding with it

The U.K.s biggest selling paper, The Sun, reports that a police helicopter in Wales had chased a UFO.

“Stunned police gave chase to a UFO after it attacked their helicopter near a military base,” the Sun said in its Friday edition.   “The mystery aircraft zoomed straight at the chopper as the three-man cop crew prepared to land.”

This incident happened early June 8 in Cardiff as the chopper was preparing to land at the St. Athan RAF base.

“The pilot banked sharply to avoid being hit, then launched into a high-speed pursuit,” the Sun said. “But he was forced to give up the chase as the helicopter’s fuel ran low — and the UFO escaped.”

The cops admitted the story, though they did it rather devoid of care, simply stating: “South Wales Police can confirm its air support unit sighted an unusual aircraft. This was reported to the relevant authorities for their investigation.”

The police denied there had been an attack, a pursuit or any danger to the helicopter’s crew.

Information and Quotes from Fox News: Read the story on Fox

Halo Cloud over Moscow

A strange halo in the clouds over Moscow attracts many UFO watchers

  The mysterious ring in the sky over Moscow stunned local viewers.

Scores of supernatural enthusiasts have been gripped by the astonishing footage and speculated it could be an alien mother ship.  Read More

Quotes and information from

Flying character over Mexico

A mysterious UFO over a Mexico mountain has many watching.  Many claim the object is a human or a “witch”.

  The spooky figure was caught on camera as it was gliding over mountains in Nuevo Leon city.  Those who were viewing the strange UFO claim it was wearing a cape, which lead to suspicions that it was a witch or a wizard.  It was first seen in 2006 and now “Mexico’s leading UFO expert Anna Luisa Cid says the sightings were true after carrying out her own investigations.”

  “An imaginary object is not recorded on film, nor does it produce over 40 witnesses.”  Cid said.

  To see more on this fascinating subject:

  See the Fox News article (which I give special thanks to as I have quoted from it multiple times)

  See the video on The Sun