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Did a UFO show up at Obama’s inauguration?

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on January 25, 2009

You have to be freaking retarded to think that this is a UFO.

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  1. parabook said, on January 25, 2009 at 11:35 PM

    I had posted this video at my blog. It is not a great example. Please do see the original at CNN.
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/01/20/inaug.blitz.gergen.obrien.cnn
    I most definitely understand and respect your skepticism and I am not saying with certainty, or even implying, that it is an “Alien” UFO, but when you watch the original and see how fast the form moves across the entire sky you must admit it is a curious anomaly.
    Best wishes,
    Donald Ryles PhD

  2. T. said, on January 26, 2009 at 1:57 AM

    So what is it then? Until we know what it was, it’s clearly a UFO, by definition.

    Probably just a bird though.

  3. Skepdude said, on January 26, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    That is correct, I should have clarified that by UFO I meant what regular people mean, aliens spacecraft.

    To parabook’s comment about the speed, you need to know the distance from the camera in order to be able to figure out how fast it was or wasn’t moving. Since it passed in front of the obelisk, the speed was quite unimpressive, because it would have to be close, thus the distance covered while on camera was not too big, nothing that regular bird couldn’t accomplish. Furthermore it is impossible to say how close to the camera the object is, all we can say is that it is someplace between the camera and the monument.

    Last point, it seems like something flapping its arms. Look at it again, it is definitely not an inert object hurtling through the atmosphere. You should go to Youtube and watch the HD version.


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