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Did Fox News catch a UFO buzzing the U.S. Capitol?

A video was submitted to a UFO investigation organization showing something zipping in front of the camera during a shot of the U.S. capitol building on Fox News.

The video was submitted earlier today to the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) UFO reporting database. The witness did not have much to say. The report simply says, verbatim: “It flew infront of the capital building while I was watching Fox News.”

A video and a screenshot from the video were also included. The witness did indicate the sighting took place in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, presumably the city where the witness lives.

Screenshot of video provided by the witness. (Credit: MUFON)

Screenshot of video provided by the witness. (Credit: MUFON)

In the video, the object appears to be cylindrical and shiny. It moves quickly and steadily from the bottom left of the screen to the upper right. The shape of the object might not indicate the true shape and size of whatever passed in from of the camera. The object was likely close to the camera, making it seem very large. Since it was moving so quickly, the object’s shape could also appear more elongated than it actually is.

Closeup of object in video.

Closeup of object in video.

In many cases such as this, birds and bugs are mistaken for something more mysterious. Motion blur cause the object to appear elongated and large, like a giant flying saucer. However, often in those cases wings flapping cause the object to look like it has ridges or multiple appendages. That effect cannot be seen in this video. I uploaded a version of the video slowed down to 10%, seen above.

So what is it? I dunno. I suppose it could also be a hoax or maybe a yellow frisbee. Take a look at the video yourself and let us know what you think.

About 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.


  1. Looks like a frisbee to me.

  2. I slowed down the speed to this clip to 0.25
    Can see something behind on and off
    Thin thread like a insect leg – possible wing extension
    In the world of Entomology there is a great diversity of species
    When shooting /filming a fixed subject
    A bird /insect closer to the camera away from original subject
    Can appear in appearance be distorted which also includes it’s color
    As well some insects can move fast that can blur the image front of the camera lens
    Be interesting to hear from a real Entomologist’s take from the area knowing type class order
    I also want to believe !

  3. Capitol

  4. If you are a researcher in the field, you will remember that a few people have claimed that these craft use some kind of electrogravitics system, or gravity manipulation of some sort…. the “true” old photos of the 50’s and 60’s, had these craft with their “base or bottom”, facing the direction of travel…. thus kinda supporting the claim of the type of system being used… one, two, or 3 “gravity amplifiers”, “focus” on a spot, then start “falling forever”, towards the distortion….

  5. Looks like a frisbee…

  6. Looks like a publicity stunt for the new star trek TV show.

  7. I see three roundish distortions – one at the leading end and one on each side just behind the leading end. Reminds me of a “rod”, one of those alleged hyper-fast flying cryptids. Most likely a grass bug.

  8. It’s a frisbee. They are talking about college interns, meaning they showed a frisbee because frisbees have an an association with college. And it went in front of the building, not behind, meaning it’s a frisbee. A yellow UFO is a rarity. A yellow frisbee is not.

  9. IMO that is not a cylindrical object, but a disc. The contour does not conform to a straight tubular object. I’m reminded of the strange, lighted object that zipped through a camera shot several years ago in New Orleans during an NFL game.

  10. I’m all about ufos but I also keep a skeptical mind. Its a disk that you use to play disk golf. My room mate has tons of them, many of which are yellow.

  11. Just another illuminati prank being played on the sheeple. Not real.

  12. Looks like there is something in front of this thing that seems a bit tranparent. Could be an insect passing close to the camera, that is why it goes so fast. But what kind of insect is yellow and elongated?

  13. Video appears questionable. Target appears to dissolve passing the capital Building. Not showing itself passing behind the building nor passing infant of the building.

  14. it is just a bid calm down

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