Statistics show that UFO sightings occur every two or three minutes around the world. So, it is not surprising that commercial airplane pilots are on the list of the people who have most witnessed their presence in our skies. It is a fact that since the beginning of commercial aviation the existence of mysterious unidentified flying objects has proved to be a bewilderment for many professional pilots. In many cases, sightings have been witnessed by the entire crew and passengers.
And the truth is that, in the early days of commercial aviation, these sightings became a sensation. The witnesses were delighted to tell their experiences to anyone who would listen. However, little by little the novel experiences were disappearing. The airlines became increasingly sensitive to these unexplained phenomena, even banning their pilots talking publicly about their sightings.
But thanks to the advancement of technology, it is no longer necessary for a pilot to divulge his story, since Smartphones become a device to record any anomaly in the skies. And this week a new controversy has arisen, this time over a video that supposedly shows a ‘fleet of UFOs’ slowly flying under a plane over Taiwan.
A fleet of UFOs
The video was recorded by the passenger of a plane while flying over Taiwan and shows what appears to be about eight strange luminous orbs moving at a slow pace below the plane. The passenger, who wanted to remain anonymous, after the sighting did not hesitate to send the video to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) , the organization that investigates UFO sightings around the world.
“I have seen eight to ten UFOs flying,” said the passenger on the Taiwanese airline EVA Air, traveling from Vancouver, Canada, to Taipei, Taiwan. “Thirty minutes earlier, I saw a bright light flying below. The third video I have is 38 seconds. About eight UFOs are flying under the plane. I used slow motion to record the video until I was asked to turn off my camera due to the landing policy. “
However, the most skeptical claim that the mysterious unidentified objects were neither UFOs nor of extraterrestrial origin. According to The Associated Press, three different engineers and scientists said the video did not show a UFO, and provided alternative explanations, including boats, reflections or birds. Former US space engineer and journalist James Oberg, who also investigates sightings of unidentified flying objects, said that “ this is not even one of the best.”
“Nature and human activities provide a wide variety of explanations, most of which these researchers (who posted the video) did not even think about, ” Oberg said.
The Associated Press explains in a publication about this new sighting that they strive to verify the disinformation that is widely shared on the Internet, including cooperation with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on social networks.
However, this statement by the US news agency has done nothing but provoke the conspiracy theorists, who say that governments and the mainstream media are trying to cover up the existence of extraterrestrial life on our planet.
And while skeptics and the true believers in the UFO subject debate about the origin of this last unexplained video, we ask ourselves: Is this a clear evidence of an extraterrestrial visit, computer generated images, the reflection of small lakes, or have another explanation? A doubt in commenting.