A YouTube video first posted online on June 2013 has attracted attention after it was recently posted to multiple UFO websites.
The original poster of the video is uncertain, but the oldest version available online is one posted to YouTube on June 3, 2013 by UFOFilesTV. The video apparently went largely unnoticed at the time. But since the YouTube user News24x7 reposted the video on April 13, 2015, UFO/conspiracy theory websites and discussion forums such as Disclose TV, Abovetopscret, Godlike Productions, and news sources, including Yahoo and MSN have reported on the video.
The video appears to show three UFO orbs flying in a roughly triangular formation. According to the video description by UFOFilesTV, the footage was shot from inside a plane, as it prepared to land in Atlanta.
Unfortunately, UFOFilesTV volunteers only very little background information about the source of the footage that could allow an objective assessment of its authenticity. But according to the YouTube user, the unidentified cameraman first thought the orbs were the lights of an airplane, but began filming when he realized they were not. He said passengers also speculated about the lights.
“Apparently the crew of the airplane did not see it. Of course there are still people who believe that all is fake and nonsense but this video is new evidence or their existence.”
Viewers have debated what the orbs were. YouTube viewers who believe the video is a hoax argue that the cameraman was filming lights being reflected from inside the plane.
“What it is… is a deliberately filmed hoax… the lights being a reflection from inside the plane.”
“It is a reflection on the glass that’s for sure. I laughed so much.”
“Reading lights on the plane reflecting in the window.”
But most viewers did not think the footage was a reflection hoax. In response to the theory that they were lights being reflected from inside the plane, some viewers drew attention to the behavior of the orbs towards the end of the video when one of them detached from the group and flew straight out of sight.
“Reading lights wouldn’t run upside down and individually dive towards the ground.”
A viewer who denies they were reading lights, but believes they were reflections from inside the plane argues that the lights were being manipulated by someone inside the plane.
“Either lights from inside the plane deliberately manipulated for the intentional hoax… or added in with a video editing tool.”
This skeptic, however, seemed to be alone among believers willing to accept the video as authentic.
Denying the skeptic’s claim that the video was hoax, two viewers claimed they saw the same lights over Atlanta on the night and after the night the video was posted online.
“I just got back from Atlanta today, as we drove into Atlanta last night we saw those same lights. There would be 4, the suddenly 3 and they were just hovering. Came home tonight and googled strange lights in Atlanta and found this…”
“I saw this over Turner Stadium on 6.8.13 only days after this… in windy semi-cloudy 12:06 a.m. sky. I heard no sound and it was flying, floating or sailing low to the stadium.”
But it is not possible to determine that these testimonies are genuine.
Do you agree with those who argue that the lights are reflections from inside the plane?