An airplane passenger videoed a mysterious oval white object flying over Seoul, South Korea, on April 7. The video has been lighting up the Internet since, and of course many people are offering extraterrestrial explanations.
As is de rigueur these days, the UFO clip was uploaded to YouTube, where it has been viewed millions of times. Some comments say it’s clearly an extraterrestrial spacecraft; others insist it’s a fake. Still others say it’s neither but instead is a real object — such as a plastic bag in the wind, a parachute seen from above, or a drop of water on the window — that simply looks strange from that angle.
Aside from the anonymity of the cameraman, the video raises some red flags about its authenticity.
When I first saw this, I thought, plastic bag. I was less than impressed. Also note that even though this is taken over South Korea, the people in the video are not speaking Korean.
Ben notes that “internal clues suggest something’s not right with the video”.
As mentioned, various clues leave us dubious about the camera person. The pilot didn’t notice the object, apparently.
[the] best earthly explanation for the UFO is that it’s a droplet of water on the outside of the window being pushed up by airflow…
Or, it’s a deliberate hoax. But, what it’s not… is alien.
BOO! Why can’t these videos be more exciting?
I’m getting jaded…