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UFO videoed using telescope and iPhone over Cumbria in the UK

A man from the town of Keswick in Cumbria County in the UK recently notified a local newspaper about a strange object he spotted in the sky in late September in hopes to find other witnesses. He says the object appeared to be a sphere with lights around the perimeter that were pulsating and changing color.

Richard Smith says he spotted the UFO around 5:30 am on September 29. At first it appeared to be a white light. He told the News & Star he thought it might be a satellite, helicopter, or airplane. However, the longer he watched it, the more strange he thought it was.

He quickly trained his telescope on the object, and what he saw confirmed to him that the object was something unusual. He used his iPhone to record the object through the telescope for a little less than a minute.

The video does not appear to show a simple point of light, but what appears to be a sphere surrounded by flashing multi-colored lights.

The News & Star interviewed local UFO expert Pat Regan who said that if the video is a fake, it is well done. He continued:

It is rather difficult to say more at this stage because we cannot ascertain the actual size of the entity, for there is no other object in the video to base its dimensions upon such as a tree, a building or the moon, etc.

One person who has commented on the video is certain it is a star out of focus. When asked what type of telescope was used to film the object, Smith answered that it was a Jessops TA800x80. A reflecting telescope will have a black circle in the middle of the image if it is out of focus. This commenter may be suggesting that a dim star out of focus may be what Smith captured.

Star Out of Focus
An out-of-focus star through a reflecting telescope. (Credit: Starizona.com)
Jessops TA800x80
Jessops TA800x80 Telescope


Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. Too bad..
    So many competing hypothesis.
    It’s really discouraging.
    I was watching a Bigfoot show last night and I found myself laughing off every story that came across the glow-box.
    Suddenly, I found myself displaying the same arrogant behavior that I CONSTANLY call people out on. Acting like I would know better.
    Arrogance sounds the same no matter the source.
    All I’m reading out there is “me first! Me first!” And “Gimmy-Gimmy!”..

  2. A police car / ambulance / fire engine / mountain rescue vehicle (well, it IS the Lake District) with its blue lights flashing? There’s no background to the video except blackness, so who’s to say we’re looking at the sky?

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