The Internet is abuzz about a video shot by CNN that appears to spot a UFO hovering over the Washington Mall near the Washington Monument during the Barack Obama Inauguration. The UFO has been described as a large bird.
Naturally some observers who have watched the video have suggested that the UFO flying over the Inauguration is something else entirely. That would be remarkable, considering that the United States military took great pains to control the air space over Washington. Yet some are suggesting that an alien space craft (let us after all name the thing some people are thinking) that could be seen from the ground penetrated to within visual range of the new President.
An unnamed blogger is quoted as saying, perhaps a little tongue in cheek, “Personally, I think the little green men rocked up to join the rest of the world in wishing Obama well.” Allahpundit at Hotair, perhaps a little more sarcastically, suggested, “What, oh what, can it be? I’m guessing either (a) Pegasus, stirred from thousands of years of slumber to herald the coming of The One, or (b) of course, an angel. Aren’t there several passages in the New Testament where the seraphim attend to Jesus? Surely they weren’t going to miss the greatest day for mankind since the resurrection.”
There is a natural human tendency to not believe logical but boring explanations for things like the Obama Inaugural UFO. The UFO seen hovering over the Washington Monument could not be a bird because-well-then there would be nothing to talk about.
No doubt the UFO seen at the Obama Inauguration could even provide the plot for the third X Files movie, if such a thing could ever been green lighted.
“Mulder, the video shows a flapping movement on the object, indicating a large bird.”
“Scully, open your eyes. It doesn’t move like a bird at all.”
And before one can say, “The truth is out there”, we’re off on another conspiracy hunt.
What sort of conspiracy dare one ask? One supposes that it is not too great a leap for some in the fever swamps to go from believing that President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim to believing that Obama is a secret space alien. There are rumors that President Obama might gut funding for the US space program, after all, so that would certainly tie together.
How that all relates to the Kennedy assassination, the faked moon landing, the truth behind 9/11, and why American Idol is such a successful TV show is something open to endless speculation. There will be people, to be sure, who will have fun doing so.
Sources: Analysis of CNN Obama UFO OVNI Object at Inauguration 2009 ~ Doesn’t Look Like A Bird To Me??, YouTube
Video of ‘UFO’ at Inauguration Gets Internet Buzz, Fox News, January 23rd
Video: The sadly obligatory “Obama inauguration UFO” clip, Allahpundit, Hotair.com, January 24th, 2009