Although the timing of a volcanic eruption, not to mention an eruption from a dormant caldera like the Yellowstone supervolcano, has never been predictable, conspiracy theorists are now saying that the recent increase in UFO sightings over Yellowstone National Park may be an indication that the massive supervolcano churning beneath the surface is just about ready to erupt.
The Express reported this week that UFO hunter Jeanette Foresta uploaded a video to her YouTube channel that captured “flying anomalies” over the Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park. Entitled “Things R-Flying All Over!,” the video clip is taken from Yellowstone Park surveillance cameras and shows several glowing orbs crossing the sky.
“Full of flying anomalies in this overnight timelapse with stops,” she wrote in the description section.
The UFO video shows four orbs, but Foresta notes in the comment section, “There were more than 4 at the beginning and this is overnight so there is no sun to reflect off of a plane.”
UFOs moving around or above volcanoes have been captured in photos and on videos for quite some time. The strange correlation has prompted some UFO researchers to speculate that volcanoes might actually house alien bases.
In fact, another UFO video shared in August by Jeanette Foresta with the blog UFO Sightings Daily was used to make that suggestion about the Yellowstone supervolcano. As the Inquisitr reported, Scott C. Waring, who operates the blog, pointed out at the time that the “fleet” of UFOs in Foresta’s video may have had a base at Yellowstone.
But a stranger idea offered by conspiracy theorists is that a surge in UFO sightings is a predictor of a coming eruption. The basis of this theory is unclear, but it should be pointed out that scientists that monitor the Yellowstone supervolcano are in agreement that it is due to erupt at any time. But where the media says a supereruption is past due, as does the Express, the U.S. Geological Survey issued a statement in 2013 that contradicts such claims.
After the discovery of a massive magma chamber in the Yellowstone caldera, the Geological Survey found it did “not increase the chances of a ‘supereruption’ in the near future. Contrary to some media reports, Yellowstone is not ‘overdue’ for a supereruption.”
However, fears of the supervolcano erupting at any moment are a concern. As reported by the Inquisitr, a global organization called the DECADE (Deep Earth CArbon DEgassing) initiative have begun monitoring volcanic emissions around the world, hoping to use findings to better predict eruptions, especially with supervolcanoes. The Yellowstone supervolcano is the largest in the world and, given its history of eruptions, would be fully capable of launching millions of tons of weather-altering dust, ash, and smoke into the atmosphere.
The Inquisitr reported in July that seismologists have said, as far as preparatory warnings regarding a supereruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano was concerned, the best that could be done with current technology would be about a year.
Being able to predict an eruption due to increased UFO activity would likely make the DECADE initiative’s job a bit easier, considering that its emissions work is theoretical. That is, it is believed that impending volcanic activity can be predicted by monitoring the emissions of carbon dioxide relative to sulfur dioxide.
Predictors or not, UFO sightings over Yellowstone seem to be on the upswing. The increased numbers tend to reinforce what conspiracy theorists have been saying all along: There is an underground UFO base in the national park.
Skeptics are quick to point out that UFO researchers and conspiracy theorists are seeing what they want to see, concluding that the UFOs are nothing more than ejecta from volcanoes.
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