1. Lee Wallen
    June 5, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Insects could make sense, but there are other issues as well.

    1. Those stars in the background move fairly fast.
    2. The “smoke” from the volcano would not move so fast without a sped up video.
    3. We don’t have a proper way to gauge depth, so we don’t know how far away the bright object was – it doesn’t have to be going in to the volcano to look like it does.
    4. The video might be superimposed (which I realize that you mentioned by suggesting CGI etc) – it could be multiple bits of video, with the UFO being another bit of video of the moon (which just happens to be about the same size in the video).


    • Cliff
      June 6, 2013 @ 4:24 am

      1) I didn’t see the stars moving in the background. Watched it again, only motion is when the clip loops.

      2) The steam/smoke might rise pretty quick if it were cold and the steam hot. I’ve seen some on the local one moving fairly fast.

      3) Completely agree with you, with no scale it could be the size of a grain of dust or the size of a bus.

      4) Absolutely a possibility. I don’t like how the object fades out at the end of its run.


      • Lee Wallen
        June 6, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

        1) If you leave your mouse over any of the stars/moon, then you can see that there is movement for the entire clip. Even if you didn’t notice the movement for the entire clip, then it is odd that the volcano (the closer object) is not moving.

        2) The problem with the cooler air hypothesis is that the relative temperature difference wouldn’t be that much between the day and night. If the video was made from time lapse, then it would explain moving stars/moon, and also the “faster” moving steam.

        In any case, I think we agree that there is a more reasonable explanation for the content of the video than a UFO landing in a volcano crater.

        I like your post, and I especially like the skeptical view.


  2. Prie Magri
    June 7, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    You ignore/bypass the most obvious explanation: the light looks exactly like the sped up flight path of an airliner. The stars and smoke are further clues. Also, knowing this is a very common trick these days with supposed UFO captures, it should be the first thing you dissect. So, let’s test that hypothesis for a second. Does Google Earth reveal that there are any major cities with airports nearby? Hermanos Serdán International Airport in Huejotsingo is one possibility, very nearby. The shape of the volcano’s crown is very specific and a common POV in news report footage, with that dipping side. So it would be easy to figure out what direction the camera was facing and if the airport is in that direction. To confirm, it would theoretically be possible to go to that location on any other night and see if there are flight paths that correspond. One could also backtrack and see if there were flights into that airport on the evening and time this was filmed.


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