Get ready extraterrestrial enthusiasts: There is a new footage of a possible UFO sighting making the rounds.
A clip showing what appears to be a UFO, shows an unidentifed craft approaching Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano Thursday night before appearing to purposefully crash land inside of it. According to the Huffington Post, the footage was captured at 8:30 p.m. by Mexican media company Televisa. The company said they recorded the now viral footage while monitoring daily ongoings surrounding the volcano.
While footage of alleged UFO sightings flood the Web daily, chief photo and video analyst of the Mutual UFO Network and U.S. Navy, Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Starr in Washington contracted special effects expert Marc Dantonio said he believes the latest visuals are authentic.
“What I think is that this is not a likely fake. I think, for the moment, this is a genuine image capture,” Dantino said. “I am leaning toward the object being a captured commercial jet passing through the field of view,” he said.
While Dantino insists the clip doesn’t prove the existence of extraterrestrial life, he does insist that the flying object in the clip appears to move “startling” fast, claiming it is most likely images of a meteor captured in successive video frames or merely an illusion.
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"When played back at normal video speeds, the object is made to appear to be moving very fast, but, in fact, it is moving at aircraft speeds if you play it at the proper frame rate for the capture,” he said.
Earlier this year, CGI filmmaker Aristomenis Tsirbas released a man-made UFO video of a man appearing to witness a flying saucer while driving in Santa Clara, Calif. The expert, famous for his work on “Titanic,” uploaded the clip onto YouTube in an effort to prove most uploaded UFO clips are false.
“The point of the video was to prove that CGI can look natural and convincing,” he said.