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.)
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.