Olympic UFO spotted. It’s pretty “blimpy” (UPDATED: Confirmed! It’s a blimp)

UFO Over Olympics Opening Ceremony: A Classic Flying Saucer [VIDEO].

Friday night’s spectacular pyrotechnics display of the most watched opening ceremony in summer Olympics history attracted more than the eyes of over 40 million people. A clearly seen unidentified flying object was videotaped making its way over London’s Olympic stadium, reports Examiner.com.

The disc-shaped object is first seen entering the upper left portion of the video as the fireworks erupt over the stadium. The UFO — which appears to have a dome or bulge rising from its center — moves slowly across the sky as if deliberately observing the light-show spectacle below it.

While NBC Olympics — a division of NBC Sports — has chosen Goodyear blimps for all of its 2012 Olympics aerial coverage, the strange-looking object that appeared over the opening ceremonies doesn’t appear to be a blimp.

Source: Huffington Post

The original article even mentions there are blimps used to cover the Olympics, so why go the UFO route. Given that information, concluding this is a blimp known to be in the sky doesn’t seem like a stretch to us.

Here’s the video of the UFO during the fireworks display of the Olympics opening ceremony:

This hype by Nick Pope seems a bit extreme:

Last month, former Ministry of Defense UFO desk officer Nick Pope suggested that a huge event like the London Olympic Games, could present itself as a prime target for otherworldly craft to show themselves to a gigantic viewing audience.

“With the summer of mass events, we are all on high alert for terrorism. But we must also cast our eyes further afield and be prepared for even the most seemingly unfathomable,” Pope said, according to PressTV.

I’m at a loss why we should believe that UFOs will appear at the event. Wishful thinking on his part. So, is this “sighting” a self-fulfilling prophecy? (No, it’s a blimp.)

Closeup of object

UPDATE: (30-Jul-2012): It’s confirmed to be the Goodyear blimp. Here are pictures from the Goodyear blimp’s website. It’s a slideshow, the pictures from the Olympic ceremony starts at picture #3.

  8 comments for “Olympic UFO spotted. It’s pretty “blimpy” (UPDATED: Confirmed! It’s a blimp)

  1. Geoff
    July 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Dang…if only they had aimed those fireworks a bit to the right, they could have splashed the invaders!

  2. Verklagekasper
    July 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    From the “Goodyear Blimp” Facebook page:

    “Goodyear Blimp
    There seems to be questions about the blimp’s appearance over the opening ceremonies. The blimp was overhead for the entirety of the show — including the fireworks display.”

    The page also includes photos of “The blimp they called ‘strange-looking object that doesn’t appear to be a blimp'” from that night.


  3. Verklagekasper
    July 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM
  4. July 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Could the closeup above from the video be a view of the reflection of the round stadium on a reflective oblate spheroid surface?

    Thanks for that FB link Verklagekasper! If it looks like a blimp, moves like a blimp and was where a blimp would be, it’s a blimp.

  5. Massachusetts
    July 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Who would have thought????!!!!!

    I’m making “oblate spheroid surface” my phrase of the day.

  6. Pete
    July 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Why wouldn’t a UFO appear, assuming there were such a thing? Do you not realize how expensive the tickets were?! Not to mention, #shutupmattlauer

  7. Verklagekasper
    July 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Here’s a full HD clip of the fireworks. The first two minutes include a nice clear, almost non-stop shot of that UFO eerily resembling a Goodyear blimp (alien cloaking technology?). 😉
    Perhaps the Huffington Post could analyze this video as well to make sure they haven’t missed images of Virgin Mary in the clouds or something like that.

  8. Randy Pelton
    July 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Listen carefully and you can tell it is a blimp. I live in Akron, Ohio, headquarters to Goodyear and the blimp. It is quite common to see and hear one of the Goodyear blimps overhead during the spring and summer. In the video one can clearly hear the blimp. It makes a distinct sound, at least to anyone familiar with a blimp. It is a sort of low-pitch buzzing sound. I doubt any alien spacecraft with advanced technology, as we would expect of such a craft, would make such a noise.

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