reply to post by Lookingsky11
From what I can see, that ancillary post was closed because it was too closely related to this on since it referenced this thread from the start.
Such is understandable and makes sense.
If, however, you were to simply create a post, should you find something new/similar to what you saw, but simply posted it along the lines of
"Interesting lights. What are these?", then forum mods may consider it an independent enough thread to stand on it's own legs without the mother
topic here hovering too close by.
The problem with ambiguous lights in the sky, however, is that they are ambiguous. Most, lights in the sky videos wind up being a person or group of
persons running around on a hillside in the pitch black creating the illusion of flying objects darting about in the night sky, Chinese lanterns,
Jupiter and/or Venus ( described earlier with video example early in this thread), LED Kites, LED balloons, Commercial Blimps, RC Blimps, RC
helicopters or planes, Flares from flare guns, Counter measure flares from military aircraft, passenger balloons in many odd shapes and interesting
sizes (some even decked out with LEDs around gondola, under the gondola, or even purpose placed on the skin of the balloon), and then there's
Satellites that mysteriously 'disappear', or 'cloak', when in fact they're just passing into the Earth's shadow and no longer reflecting
There's even a number of people that post pictures and video of UFOs, that are just reflections of light off a window they're shooting behind, with
is sadly misleading, sometimes provoking many the true believer type to pull out Photoshop to use the emboss filter and other graphics tools to
'prove' the reflection is a solid object.
Unfortunately, what many don't understand is that manipulating an image to see what you WANT to see, is simply that; manipulating an image.
Sometimes bugs, or birds, and bats are caught in shafts of light, creating the illusion due to perspective, distances, and the limited abilities of
consumer grade cheap electronic video recorders of something else.
All these things exist, and more, and all of them have been video'd many many many times, posted on Youtube, and sold as UFOs, or as in some
OVNI Objeto Volador No Identificado (Spanish: Unidentified Flying Object)
OVNI Objet Volant Non-Identifié (French: Unidentified Flying Object)
OVNI Oggetto Volante Non Identificato (Italian: Unidentified Flying Object)
OVNI Objecto Voador Não Identificado (Portuguese: Unidentified Flying Object)
In mention of OVNI, that may assist in your search to find related material by doing searches for OVNI instead of the English term UFO.
You may then, indeed find video of the same object you saw, filmed at the same time, by someone else from a different perspective, possibly with
Keep in mind that the zoom feature on cheap consumer grade electronics and phones due to the shutter leafs and other constraining factors often
creates misleading and/or inaccurate video.
The only reason I know all this stuff, other than professional experience as a photographer/artist in regard to optics, photo and video, is that I've
been keeping tabs on this phenomenon for decades.
Too too often, in fact, most every time, especially since many people are hoaxing sightings on purpose, videos and photos of sightings turn out to be
misidentification due to witnesses innocently viewing and thinking they've seen something significant, or even purposely creating and filming their
Why people do this, I've no clue.
It certainly makes things extremely difficult for cross comparison of a genuine sighting.
All best to you and I hope you find something. Your passion and tenacity in pursuing this personal sighting in looking for comparative/similar video
bespeaks of a genuine sighting of something truly unidentified.
That's why they are called Unidentified Flying Objects.