Ok, I'm going to try to translate as much as I can and give more info. I checked with the BUFON (Belgian UFO Network) website and there were more
reports of this UFO than just the store manager and his son. It was in the night of 13 - 14 april; above the city of Kortrijk.
Second I want to stress that VTM (the station) is indeed a commercial station and is known for its gutter journalism. The sighting was not reported on
the reliable VRT tv station. The video will be available till next thursday or so.
My opinion is that it could in fact be anything. It's sad that UFO's are never filmed or shot by professional cameramen or photographers. If they
hadn't zoomed so much we could pick up a tree or a building
Info about Kortrijk
The sighting was in Kortrijk, about 180 km away from Kleine Brogel AFB (Belgium is about 250~300 km wide). Kortrijk is a historical city in the west,
some major battles where there (both in the medieval times and in both world wars). Population is quite dense in the area. There's a lot of light
Anchor (A): Does intelligent life exist on other planets? The manager of a nightshop in Kortrijk is convinced since he has managed to film a UFO and
on that film you can see that extraterrestrials are visiting the Earth. But the question remains if the images can convince everybody...
Narrator (N): Are the stories correct that a UFO was flying above Kortrijk, searching for a place to land or the Broel Towers? (Note: these towers are
in fact a medieval tower bridge in Kortrijk) Who is to say? The flying orb of light turned in a rod after a while and and dove into the cosmos at an
extreme velocity. Luckily the managers of a nightshop had a camera so everybody can now withness the extraterrestrial visit.
Witness1 (W1): It came closer and emitted a bright light, and moved back and forth the whole time. Closer and further and so on. It was definitely no
star or a moon. It caught our attention and we thought we'd better film it.
N: The images are a bit shaky and blurry, but that seems to be true for any filmed sighting, you never know what in fact you are looking at.
Witness2 (W2), in a very foreign accent I might add
: Bit anxious, bit paniced, two to three minutes, then both (Note: W2 suggest there were two
Ufologist (U): It strongly reminds me of the bright orbs that are frequently reported.
N: And the aliens too must have been really panicing, for they haven't returned since.
A: Sport news.....
Sent by: Hannon
Date of sighting: 14/4/2005
In Kortrijk the night of the 13th April i've seen a floating blue light which suddenly turned into a rod that got bigger and shot away vertically.
Edit: corrected date and added BUFON report translation.
[edit on 16-4-2005 by drmuldor]