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Sorry, Folks, It’s ‘Ball Lightning’
Astronomer Dr. Brad Tucker of Australian National University debunked the UFO claims, saying it was an equally mysterious phenomenon known as ball lightning.
According to Dr. Tucker, the green and red light faintly glowing in the background could be mistaken for an aurora, where the sun’s energy hits the atmosphere, rubbing it with friction and charging the gas.
Cool, i liked the discussion page about the original video. Just to let you know, it was my first shot at vfx, i wasn't really thinking when i posted the first one on reddit. I didn't actually think people would see it. When i found out the next day that the news had run pieces on it and had contacted astronomers and meteorologists, who both said it looked real, i felt pretty crappy. I didn't want to be wasting the time of actual scientists. I issued an apology on reddit shortly after (which included the how-to video). I'm annoyed they didn't contact me first!
I hope the video gives good insight into how these things can be faked.