UFO activity has risen during July, 2011, and the video above attempts to compile some of those sightings, but I’m sure there are many more that couldn’t fit. They all seem similar to each other, but they can’t be firecrackers or Chinese lanterns.
This video, claimed to be shot over Moline, Illinois during July 4th, 2011, shows three red orbs in triangular formation. Very interesting…we can rule out Chinese lanterns (the first assumption for every UFO watcher), since they move in different directions and occasionally fade away and then brighten again. Plus I don’t know of any fireworks that act like that.
This video shows bright white-red UFOs. The video claims to be filmed in New York City, though the voices in the video sound like they’re speaking Spanish…not that it’s impossible for Spanish people to be in New York City.
This UFO video from YouTube shows an object that continuously grows brighter and then dies out, seemingly hovering high in the sky. It moves occasionally, but not by much. It might be a bit out of focus, but I’m not entirely sure if that’s just how it looks in general.
As you can see, there are fireworks in the background, but they are much lower than the UFO, plus there aren’t any firecrackers I know of that can do this (not that I’m a firecracker expert…)
The description of the video on YouTube says that the video was originally 7 (seven) minutes long but was edited to cut out blurry parts. It proceeds to say that no other editing was done on the video.
This YouTube video shows an orange orb flying through the sky. It seems to be a bit out of focus, though, maybe due to how much zoom was applied. It seems things like this have been filmed before and put on YouTube, and no one seems to think they’re Chinese lanterns or firecrackers. The video description states there was no wind at all.
Here is the full description of the video on YouTube:
“Reddish orange orb ufo 7/4/2011 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Light headed straight north. It appeared to be just above the treeline when it first started to lift off, and I did see a round almost balloon like outline to it when we first saw it. There were 4 of them, and all four went off into the distance and should have still been visible when they disappeared. All 4 took off and disappeared within 2-3 minutes from ground to skyline. A loud bang was heard from the 2-3rd one almost like a shotgun shell when it disappeared. It was confusing because it looked slow (balloon slow) at first and then rose faster and faster. Headed due north WITHOUT the wind at all.”
Note: After the UFO disappears a little over 1:00 minute into the video, it doesn’t come back – just a heads up to let you know that was all for the object.
This UFO may appear to be a Chinese lantern or firecracker at first, but the video recorder claims “It was steady, and there was no wind, or sound”. Others in the comments of this video on YouTube claim they, too, saw this, and it doesn’t seem to be a firecracker or a Chinese lantern.
UFO sightings claiming to come from Texas in an unconfirmed location have been rising up on YouTube. There are three videos as of now, all filmed by the same person.
The first shows a very bright orb of light moving steadily. You can clearly see an airplane at the start of the video, which gives a good perspective on how big the object might be.
The second shows the UFO making strange, dynamic maneuvers.
The third shows multiple different objects in different formations, and I’m not quite sure how many UFOs were seen, as the video seems to cut in and out of different clips.
Don’t ask me why the video is shot through such a small, oval-shaped perspective…
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.
This YouTube UFO video shows a large UFO in the shape of a syringe/cigar.
Some people say it’s a scratch on the window or a piece of dirt on the window, but that’s really not valid when you can clearly see the UFO disappearing behind trees. A thousand times over again you can see it pass behind the trees – come on, it’s not something on the window, it’s in the sky. Whether or not it’s an ‘alien space ship’ or a ring of smoke, I don’t know, but I’m sure it’s not something on the window.
It is a little irritating that they couldn’t get out of their car for something like this, though. It didn’t look like they were on a major highway, either, but hey, at least they filmed it at all.
The following YouTube video shows dozens of small red lights, claiming to be filmed May 12 2011 and in Krasnoyarsk Russia. I’m not sure if the dates are correct, but I’ll post them as they were presented.
These could be Chinese lanterns, but I’m not sure. It’s hard to get a good look of them with the camera constantly moving back and forth, so it’s hard to see if there’s a flickering light like a small flame or not. It doesn’t really look like it, but once again, it’s hard to tell.
I’m not sure if that’s the original video, either. I think it was duplicated and re-posted (for no apparent reason, like every YouTube UFO video…)