UFO research group concludes hovering blue mystery object was a quadcopter

Mystery over blue UFOs now ‘solved’ | This is Leicestershire.

The mystery of blue flying objects reported hovering over Hinckley may have been solved.

Dozens of people said they saw the objects on August 23.

Their reports reached the town branch of the Leicestershire UFO Research Society which immediately carried out investigations.

The society, which has been logging sightings since 1971, put the latest ones down to a remote controlled four-rotor “quadcopter”.

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35 witness reports were used. The UFO Research spokesperson was fairly convinced of their conclusion that it was indeed a large model quadcopter.

“They are relatively new but basically they’re model helicopters with four small rotor supports arranged in a cross shape.

“They can have bright lights attached to them and can look very strange as they hover and circle in the night sky.”

Good job figuring out that this was not anything mysterious. There is certainly increase in remote controlled airborne devices and the ability to make objects that resemble UFOs as hoaxes is becoming commonplace. It would take a really incredible sighting of a large and unusual object to elicit anything more than a “meh” response anymore. The odds are it is a man-made thing with lights.

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  3 comments for “UFO research group concludes hovering blue mystery object was a quadcopter

  1. Wesley Harding
    September 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    It’s an odd coincidence that this looks as though it could explain sightings in another Hinckley, this time in Ohio, back on February 8th of this year.

    Here’s a YouTube clip that I found:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RshUDXrZqrE

  2. September 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    The original article isn’t very good, to be honest, as it doesn’t make it clear that the group is claiming they actually found someone flying a quadcopter (they state this in their “Latest Reports” section of their website) rather than just “analyzing” sightings.

    So good, that’s exactly the sort of work that should be done.

  3. JoeBuddha
    September 12, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    I’ve got one of those. I suppose it could be considered vaguely UOFish…

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