While a Canadian news organization was shooting footage of firefighters responding to a forest fire, they captured what some believe to be a UFO floating through the sky.
The video was captured by Castanet on July 17, and in it, a bright spot seems to appear in the sky over the fire. The spot looks to appear from behind the clouds and can be seen moving from left to right.
“Shot out from the clouds above the mountain during a forest fire near our neighborhood. It pulled a wisp of cloud with it as it exited,” said an initial witness report. “A forest fire broke out on the mountain behind us and during the attempt to put it out, this event took place. I was watching a video online of the fire from a little earlier in the day and I spotted the UFO 37 seconds in. I have no idea whether anyone else has noticed this or not. Most folks would be focused on the fire.
“37 seconds into the video the UFO comes shooting out from a cloud right above the mountain and passes through a clear spot back into the next cloud,” continues the witness report. “I was quite startled and surprised when I saw it. The UFO left a thin trail of cloud vapor as it exited the cloud. This, to me, eliminates any thought that this might be a camera lens artifact or light phenomenon effect. The event lasted only a few seconds.
"Judging by the distance I was from the object it had to have been moving very fast. The scene cuts away while the UFO is still visible. I'm left to assume that there must be more footage of it than I saw. I phoned the website's news department to ask if it would be possible to see the full footage, but was met with disapproval. In retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned the word UFO.”
Since the video was posted on YouTube a month ago, it’s already garnered over 450,000 views. Many seem to believe that the bright figure in the sky is a UFO, but Marc Dantonio of the Mutual UFO Network believes that it’s most likely a meteor.
"I am convinced that this was a really good find," said Dantonio to Open Minds. "It is an Earth-grazer, a meteor that approaches the atmosphere at a shallow angle, and continues on, skipping off the atmosphere back into space. Some of them will slow down enough to become trapped and fall to Earth but they many times just skip on off and keep going. This one does indeed show a vapor trail as it moves through, it does come out from behind the cloud, and it moves at a speed completely consistent with Earth-grazers.”
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