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UFO hovers over LA, helicopter starts circling it.

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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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originally posted by: ArMaP

originally posted by: charlyv
How could it be a balloon? If so, it would gain altitude fairly quickly.

That depends, a balloon goes up until it reaches an altitude at which it's as heavy as the air that surrounds it, that's how a hot air balloon's altitude is controlled, you don't see hot air balloons gaining altitude "fairly quickly".


Agree, however a balloon of helium that size, would go out of sight if left to the will of the atmosphere and gravity. Then, it would probably explode.

I say "that size" purely by referencing the helicopter circling it and the shown surroundings. Unless it had some kind of propulsion system (conventionally speaking), it would be gone rather quickly.

edit on 2-9-2017 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught


Addendum: Even if it was weight balanced for that altitude, it would bob up and down and swing slightly in eddy currents. Then also, it would have taken a long time for it to reach that altitude. The only way it could be a balloon is with some other propulsion that can counteract what is always some kind of turbulence in the atmosphere. IMO
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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Kromlech

Welcome to the party. It's captured from at least 1 other angle. Also evidence of other people recording it, but just cos they do that, doesn't mean they have a youtube channel or want to put it online, maybe just show friends etc or keep it for themselves and not be considered crackpots




I believe the timeframe is roughly 7 - 8 am so whilst people would be about, I guess a lot of people would be busy commuting and not have so much time to stop and make videos. Kind of ingenious if you think about it, very slow moving UFO that no-one can capture in full (apart from our guy in OP) because they have 9-5 jobs to worry about

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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: markymint

Excellent posts ! Great information there, thanks!
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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

Yes, simple explanation. It's a balloon.



Note, you can see balloon designs, like a cluster of drawn ones, and what looks like a message across the bottom. I don't know what's mysterious about that. The helicopter is probably a regular thing, and clearly farther away than the "UFO". Either they released the balloon, to make a fake UFO video, or they are somewhat gullible.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: LadyGreenEyes




Yes, simple explanation. It's a balloon.


Not so simple, because it does not behave like one. That has to have an explanation, in order to call it a balloon.
Right now, it is a relatively motionless sphere.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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originally posted by: charlyv
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes




Yes, simple explanation. It's a balloon.


Not so simple, because it does not behave like one. That has to have an explanation, in order to call it a balloon.
Right now, it is a relatively motionless sphere.


Maybe a party ballon for a 200 foot tall kid ?
it's big



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

What typical shape of one?

There's no such thing as a "typical drone shape" LOL...

Hell i have quadrotors trirotors birotors (imagine a knurled tube like a flashlight body with one rotor up top one on bottom) magnus effect drones and a few other kinds JUST IN MY AVIARY!! (Gonna be adding a new one inspired by the real flapping wing aircraft in my avatar soon too haha!!)

Ground "drones" i got several more, and these are all just the "toys" proof of concept proof of principle systems integration and rdt&e type things...

I now have a couple "tools" that are also drones to boot (usually a mix of me piloting, preprogrammed tasks basically like gcode, and limited but ever increasing autonomous capabilities... My house is fun! LOL!)



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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originally posted by: charlyv
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes




Yes, simple explanation. It's a balloon.


Not so simple, because it does not behave like one. That has to have an explanation, in order to call it a balloon.
Right now, it is a relatively motionless sphere.


Its not motionless at all. One, it's already been demonstrated in this thread that it moves to the left, slowly. You can actually see some movement in the video of you watch carefully. The height doesn't change much, nut it does change. Yes, a balloon can behave just like that, and I believe that's what this is. Looks like one, complete with artwork. Nothing to show it's a "sphere", either. It's round on the side we see, but we don't see the edge, and t looks lust like a balloon to me. Seen enough of them released to be fairly sure that's what this is.

Now, if the helicopter people happened to get footage, and show us something else, that could change my opinion, but if they had it, they'd have aired it by now.

Not saying there aren't any UFOs, for what it's worth. Sure there are. Had a family member that saw more couple; one he said was likely some wild test aircraft, and one that he stated behaved like nothing he could even imagine we'd have. Some videos we see are quite intriguing, too. This one? Not so much, for me, anyway. No more than the parachute flare fireworks things. Those get claimed as UFOs fairly regularly. I have taken pics myself of some, that look identical to "UFO" pics posted online, and I knew what they were when taking the pics. They just look weird on camera, is all. Same with balloons, now and then. UFOs? Sure, maybe, sometimes. This one? Just don't believe it.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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That's nothing in comparison to what I saw a month ago near Detroit.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: roguetechie

By that I meant, typically you don't see drones that look like big weather balloons...

I have had a few consumer drones, nothing serious, biggest purchase was a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. Loved that thing, until I tried following some surfers with it and a wave wiped it out. That was pretty embarrassing, just walked away and went home, knew it was gone.

You seem to be a drone guru, pretty awesome collection, haven't even heard of some of those configurations.

I've had a thought lately, of a drone programmed to fly around your house, with a ground station/charging dock somewhere. Maybe have 2 drones, 1 up flying, 1 charging, almost as like little pets flying around your house. Maybe interacting with the environment somehow, click a button and it goes and scoops up some skittles and brings them to your room. Think something like that would be possible?



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: wantsome

What'd you see



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: LadyGreenEyes

I used the term relatively motionless. It does not appear to be influenced by the atmosphere like a balloon usually does.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:30 PM
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Jesus christ.

I've seen that.

I've seen the same ...craft.

I saw it during mid-afternoon, clear as day. 150 yards away from me. I had this crazy feeling that it was looking right at me. Looking, I know, is quite a leap of conclusion. But unless you've had the same experience, I couldn't explain it any other way.

I was on my phone at the time, and after my initial bewilderment wore off, and my phone dropped to my side, I uttered what any other rational human would say. "What the FU-"

And with that, it took off at about a 45 degree angle away from me, at a speed that I couldn't even comprehend the mph or kph. from a stand-still, it was too far to even see within a split second.

That moment, that mere 10 seconds, changed my life forever.

I don't care if the very, VERY few people I've told believe me. I believe me. That's all that matters, I suppose.

In my mind, they are observers. The they is skeptical, whether it is the government or some other human entity, or extraterrestrial or interdimensional yadda yadda.

It seemingly reacted to my reaction.

Seeing this entity, or craft again.... I couldn't watch more than literally half a second of the video. It sends shivers down my spine. I can't even begin to explain to you all.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

No if it did something interesting like wiz away somewhere, I'd say you have something to talk about.

What did it eventually do in the end?
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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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It's the fake moon that blocked out the sun during the eclipse



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: markymint
It doesn't appear to make even a single full rotation in the main video. I guess my point is that if the wind is moving it, why isn't it "tumbling" or rotating?

In the second video it seems to have a more distinguishable pattern (the part that appears like a protrusion). Maybe someone recognizes it as a company logo or something? To me, it reminded me of an emoji's eye or something...!



I've flipped the image round in that pic, but in the video it actually holds that position for a good minute or two (the "logo" never moves).

That said, the pattern above seems to be different to the pattern/black patch on the opposite side (seen at the start of the main video). A curious (inverted) 8-ball ufo!


Cool, looks like a horse head



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

Doesn't matter



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:49 PM
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If that's a balloon, it's the strangest balloon I've seen. From the closeup, it also seems to have.. texture. Also.. when does a balloon with that much helium stay static. A balloon that large, with that much helium, untethered, should shoot into the sky quickly. Not sit around bored at a low altitude. Unless it is a helium/air mix. Also the protrusions seems like that.. not logos. They obviously stick out from the object, especially more-so near the end of the video. That's a lame blow-off.. "omg clearly a balloon because it's round and in the sky and floats."

More than one helicopter came to check out and follow the "balloon."

How about applying some critical thinking instead of blurting out the first thing that pops in your head.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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a reply to: wantsome

True



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 11:51 PM
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Now, if the helicopter people happened to get footage, and show us something else, that could change my opinion, but if they had it, they'd have aired it by now.


Actually if it -was- a balloon.. they would have released it by now. If not a balloon, do you really think they'd be allowed to air it? The fact they haven't aired it makes it more suspicious than if they had.



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