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Old 02-01-2011, 10:34 AM
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Here's a good one for our UFO buffs. I can't watch the vids due to bandwidth lack, but I'd love for anyone who watches them to give me your take.

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As dark UFO videos go, this clip showing flashing lights over Jerusalem is certainly a puzzler. A bright speck seems to descend toward the skyline, around the location of the Dome of the Rock (also known as the Temple Mount). A minute into the clip, there's a bright flash, then the speck shoots up from the skyline. This version of the Jan. 28 clip shows two side-by-side videos, captured by observers who were virtually side-by-side as well. "Have fun debunking this one," the YouTube user who posted the video writes.
Here's another version, which sounds as if it was shot by a group of tourists. "We've seen 'em in Mississippi like this," one observer can be heard saying.
Debunkers might note that the views come from perspectives that could make nearby objects seem farther away and faster-moving. Or they might wonder whether the whole thing was faked. Over at HowStuffWorks, Marshall Brain offers a smorgasbord of videos aimed at pointing out the traces of image processing.
I think this is going to be one of those shaky-camera sightings that will live on in UFO lore without making much of an impact in the wider world. But what do you think? Feel free to leave your comments about the Jerusalem Lights.


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While I'm nearly 100% certain there is life somewhere other than this singular planet in a universe so massive it's practically incomprehensible, this video does not seem to be evidence of it. Looks like fireworks to me.
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Interesting. If I had to guess, I would say clever video editing. Nothing on earth moves that fast from a standstill. The blinking red lights seemed to appear in the same spots, so I doubt it was fireworks. Plus, I've seen enough fireworks shows to know they don't move at that speed. UFO or video editing. I report, you decide.
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Interesting. If I had to guess, I would say clever video editing. Nothing on earth moves that fast from a standstill. The blinking red lights seemed to appear in the same spots, so I doubt it was fireworks. Plus, I've seen enough fireworks shows to know they don't move at that speed. UFO or video editing. I report, you decide.
Are you saying that both of the people who shot video edited their video?
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Are you saying that both of the people who shot video edited their video?
I didn't realize there was a second video?

OK, I see now. The text says there were 2 people standing side by side. In that case, I would say they were in on it together. Only one video is posted which makes it even more unlikely to be real.
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It looks like a balloon to me. It seems to "plop" and change shape when it gets near ground.
Who knows......
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Here's a good one for our UFO buffs. I can't watch the vids due to bandwidth lack, but I'd love for anyone who watches them to give me your take.





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Though I don't believe it's real, go to the public library and get on a high speed connection to see it. It's pretty cool. Giant orbs don't land on the Dome of the Rock with only a couple witnesses, but.... well, you know.
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Thanks swd- that's a great suggestion.
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It looks like a hoax to me., especially since numerous videos of this don't appear to have appeared.
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