Making the rounds on the internet is a video of an image captured during CNN’s broadcast of the Obama inauguration on January 20 that some are claiming is a UFO. The Fox “News” program “Fox & Friends” aired the video and asked viewers to speculate as to the nature of the UFO.
There really is little to speculate about. A shadowy cylindrical object passes across the camera’s field in a matter of a couple seconds, even in slow motion. Upon close inspection, the object passes in front of the Washington Monument, which means, whatever one might speculate it to be, the flying object is small.
But it isn’t a UFO, an unidentified flying object. And it does not take someone with a great deal of imagination to recognized the passing shadow of movement for what it actually is.
It’s a bird.
After watching the video on FoxNews.com and on YouTube, a viewer will quickly notice movement outside of the two horizontal edges of the cylinder. There are distinct shifts in color, indicative of movement, of wings being flapped.
It’s a bird.
Given the amazingly advanced video technology Fox News has access to, it is somewhat surprising that they would broadcast something like the Inauguration UFO without having the video first analyzed. It wouldn’t take long for someone to prove that the object was indeed not a UFO, but an identifiable flying object with which almost everyone on the planet is familiar.
But, then, proving the inauguration UFO was a bird would have limited the scope of its airplay…
It is not too difficult to hoodwink the gullible, to make believers of the wishful thinkers. It is a ridiculous charade when you purposely offer a video containing somewhat questionable content up for public speculation that can be easily explained. But, then, “Fox & Friends” is not known for its offerings of intellectual enlightenment.
But the Inauguration UFO video has become an internet sensation. Bloggers all over the world have speculated as to the object’s nature. One blogger wrote: “Personally, I think the little green men rocked up to join the rest of the world in wishing Obama well.”
“Little” is correct. The image is not large enough to encapsulate “large” green men.
Airspace above Washington, D.C., was restricted on Inauguration Day. There were absolutely no flyovers on January 20, excepting for the departing helicopter of former president George W. Bush. Depending upon who does the estimating, as many as or more than two million people attended the Obama Inauguration on January 20.
Is it not strange that nobody has come forward to report a UFO sighting at the inauguration? Surely someone saw the diminutive object hurtling across the sky.
No one would think to report an identified flying object – a bird.
“Fox & Friends,” Fox News Television