Denver TV station continues UFO mystery mongering

Here is a quick update on the Denver UFO story from a few weeks ago.

In a nutshell, the TV station DROLLED over the ratings and attention they got for their awful coverage. (Hint: it was partly do to the awful coverage.) So, they decided to do some more half-assed investigating and maintain the mystery.

Insect expert: UFOs over Denver not bugs; images on video remain a mystery | KDVR.com – FOX 31 Denver, Colorado.

It’s a story that’s captured worldwide attention. UFOs caught on camera that appear to be launching and landing in the Denver metro area.

An aviation expert could not identify it but we’ve heard from hundreds of viewers who think they can.

So we talked to more experts, and asked an entomologist to analyze the video, but the answer is still anything but clear.

It’s not clear because you don’t want to admit the obvious. It IS insects. I’m certain this reporter is deliberately being blind about it in order to drag this out as long as possible. Reason and truth are no match for attention, it’s obvious. Contact one expert, just make sure they DON’T say insects. Oh, an entomologist who isn’t used to camera artifacts? Yeah, that will be great.

And they apparently never did the basic tests they could have done to get better information. Whatever. This is journalism these days. That’s why you should be doubtful.

UPDATE: Phil Plait did a piece on this for Slate. Conclusion=insects. And, there is a bit more about what the entomologist saw and said. This should embarrass the reporter and station. But it probably won’t.

  4 comments for “Denver TV station continues UFO mystery mongering

  1. Chew
    November 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    At least one entomologist has blogged about this. His opinion: bugs http://skepticalmoth.southernfriedscience.com/2012/11/denver-ufo/

  2. nolly
    November 29, 2012 at 4:14 AM

    Poor De Void laments that this happens every sweeps week.

  3. December 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Dear Commenters whose stuff is not showing up. Please stop posting the video link and asking what it is. Go here. http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/denver-ufos-bugs-outsmart-aviation-expert/

  4. December 3, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Yep. During Nielson sweeps week. Don’t usually link to Examiner but this is good. http://www.examiner.com/article/was-the-recent-denver-ufo-report-a-media-ratings-straw-man

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