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Cigar-shaped UFO over Appleton, Wisconsin (Video)

A strange cigar-shaped object was recorded on video hovering over the mid-eastern Wisconsin city of Appleton.

Cigar-shaped UFO over Appleton, WI. (Credit: UFObook/YouTube)
Cigar-shaped UFO over Appleton, WI. (Credit: UFObook/YouTube)

The UFO video was uploaded to YouTube by user UFObook–a self-described “new kind of UFO agency on YouTube” with a goal to “upload real UFO sightings.” Very few details regarding the sighting are provided. The description with the video simply reads:

This video of a cigar shaped aircraft in the rain was recorded north of Appleton WI. It hovers on one spot and turns slowly. The author of this video discovered it when he was looking out of his window. He got his camera with video function to capture it.

This cigar-shaped UFO is long and thin, tapering to a point at one end, which would make it more of a Belicoso cigar-shaped UFO. Like the description states, this strange object hovers motionless in the sky. It then slowly rotates on its axis, turning away from the camera, and disappears into the clouds.

The International Business Times points out that this cigar-shaped UFO video “has drawn mixed comments from YouTube viewers with some of them calling it a government conspiracy and others dismissing it as a work of video editing.” Some believe the UFO is a blimp or a solar balloon. But the object’s appearance and behavior in the video don’t exactly match those of a blimp or a solar balloon.

The witness recording the video doesn’t emote during the sighting, except for an unpleasant cough and some unintelligible mumbles. And some who have watched the video wonder why the witness did not zoom in on the object as it turned and started leaving.

Watch the video and let us know what you think about the UFO. Share your thoughts in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. It’s getting to the point where videos like this are useless as far as real evidence is concerned. Unless a person comes forward, and their sighting is corroborated by other witnesses, you can’t accept it as legitimate. Anonymous videos don’t cut it.

    Further, I’d like to see the person who recorded the video report their sighting to MUFON, and have an investigator examine the case.

    No matter how compelling a video may appear, as long as it remains anonymous, it’s not much use.

  2. I agree. It’s just getting so out of hand; even TV stations are getting fooled by stupid smart phone applications. People complain about lack of quality with videos. Every UFO I have seen has been at a high altitude with one exception. It’s hard to get GREAT footage for many reasons thus all the fake footage.

  3. unfortunately, that’s right. i’ts not that hard to reproduce this with editor software.

  4. Sorry but with CGI and the fact that this persons reaction was nil, and no cloud disruption when craft left, plus the view of a blown up grey pencil…..I’m sorry but this one can’t be totally believed at this point. The night I saw my craft sighting, I was yelling for witnesses to come out of their townhouses, even talking to myself in disbelief of what I was seeing. This guy only gives a cough and a mumble. Witness reaction I feel is important also. This gets my vote for CGI. Not that its not possible it happened but just my opinion.

  5. Just dose not feel right. The still photo looks good, but the video is just a shot of open sky with the ufo added in with CGI. No doubt we will see a more realistic video by the same creator once he has taken all the ‘criticism’ on board.

  6. This is CLEARLY a fake. Cameraman staged a shot, poorly motion-tracked a thin object, and had it move parallel with the line of vision for the sake of simplicity.

    2/10 hoax attempt.
    3/10 CGI skills.

  7. Well I saw a similar tube shaped UFO yesterday in a clear sky. the height could be the clouds level. but the tube was really long of about 50 to 60 meters.
    the movement was the same hovering slowly for more than 10 min….then moved very fast above my head to east and disappeared …
    I cannot say that it was a spaceship or balloon , not the speed, nor shape.

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