originally posted by: NiZZiM
a reply to: muSSang
But skydivers don't hang in the sky for that long. They fall at a predictable speed, plus I highly doubt people do it at night. Curious how none of
the lights shoot off and they just seem to turn off like a drone and land.
You are mistaken. "That long"? The video is only ONE MINUTE:FIFTY-EIGHT seconds in length. They can 'hang" in the sky for much longer than two
minutes, my friend.
You "doubt" they do it at night? Skydivers, especially military-trained teams MUST do it at night in many situations or they will be shot out of the
sky. How do you think they get behind enemy lines? Not as floating targets in broad daylight, I assure you.
Also, (if you read the responses in the thread), you would hear several state that there was a NIGHT-time show by the Golden Nights the evening this
video was shot.
And they do NOT fall at a steady "predictable speed" - they fall at whatever speed THEY wish to control their descent by, for which they have
considerable latitude. They can speed up, slow down, even ascend briefly if so desired, depending on the type of 'chute their using.
Finally, the lights "just turning off" is not unusual at all. The flares on the feet of the jumpers extinguish themselves when they exhaust their
burn time. They can also be extinguished manually by the jumpers themselves. Here's a time-lapse after jumping clear of the aircraft:
Incidentally, as a former paratrooper myself, I can tell you that mistaking night jumpers with flares for UFO's is a very common occurrence the world
MIB? Yes, if you consider their black jumpsuits. Of course some may be WIBs as well.
UFO? Sure, if you are unable to identify them and they are flying above you at night.
Drones? Possibly - we don't have enough information to make that determination. My vote is paratroopers for now.
ET? Nope - sorry. Not this time....
edit on 7/27/2015 by Outrageo because: