Famous Navy UFO Video Was Actually A Camera Reflection, Evidence Shows
A detailed new scan of the modern poster child for UFO footage shows that the object in the video is nothing but glare on the Navy jet’s gimbal camera system.
The Child of UFO Images Poster
The footage in question appears to show a UFO defying modern aerodynamics off the coast of San Diego before it appeared to disappear into the ocean. The footage was captured in 2004 and initially leaked in 2017 before being officially released in 2019.
The video was supposed to never meant to be made public and was one of the poster pieces of images used to definitively indicate the existence of extraterrestrials. The Pentagon performed a detailed analysis of the images and found that there was no evidence that they came from a source outside of Earth, but was also unable to rule out that possibility. This, of course, continued to fuel conspiracy theories about the existence of extraterrestrials.
But a detailed new analysis by self-proclaimed debunker, skeptic and UFO investigator Mick West focuses on four aspects of the footage to demonstrate that what is likely seen is in fact camera artifact. West says his main goal is to investigate allegations of evidence regarding conspiracy theories and he does so in this recent video using facts and science.
Just the glare from the camera
West argues that what is seen in the video is actually infrared glare that hides a hot object behind it and only rotates as it does because the camera rotates when tracking the target from left to right.
He says his video doesn’t address the object itself because it’s not clear what the object is and there’s nothing to say it’s not special or exemplary in some way. another one. He simply argues that his analysis shows that he does not in fact exhibit any incredible behavior and opens the door to other “mundane possibilities” like a small remote jet that flies away and the heat from the engines is what creates a large glare on the thermal camera.
One of West’s main points is that the orientation of the glare is relative to the camera, which is why the object in the footage only rotates when the camera gimbal itself rotates.
“So if it’s not glare, we have an object over 10 miles away – probably 30 – that only spins one way or another when the jet spins so that ‘it stays fixed in the frame of the camera. It’s an object that somehow hits the camera before it rotates, over 10 miles away, is an object that projects in some sort of rotating light patterns that rotate with it, is an object that rotates in a way that is exactly the amount needed to stay within three degrees of a gimbal system that tracks the target while minimizing roll , but just from this plane, at this pitch and at this angle of inclination,” he says.
“Or, it’s a glare, spinning because of the gimbal system in a video titled ‘Gimbal’.”
As detailed as West’s analysis is, it most likely won’t convince those who decided it was UFO footage.