Dementors? Skyfall? I think we watch too many movies

The poster of a youtube video showing a black filamentous thing in the air says it shows “either a piece of agricultural netting that has been whipped up by the wind? or something that is possibly related to a phenomenon known as the ‘Sky Critters’?” I’m amazed he didn’t refer to it as a dragon.

He makes the most of the effect by calling it “skyfall” and a “high-strangeness event”, a term usually reserved for something that is weird without an apparent explanation. But this does have a clear explanation as they followed it to the ground.

The object was caught flying overhead on June 28. As usual, it’s something that’s not really supposed to be there but it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

UFO sighting ‘like something out of horror film’ – Get Surrey.

Several reports were made to Surrey Police of a black unidentified flying object above the Hascombe and Bramley area, near Godalming, on Saturday (June 28).

A spokesman said: “One witness even described it as looking similar to two Dementors from Harry Potter flying towards her.”

It eventually crashed to earth and police officers, complete with sniffer dogs, went to the area and located the ‘UFO’.

The mystery floating object turned out to be agricultural netting from a nearby farm commonly used to protect crops from birds or bugs.

The rest of the material was caught in a tree. Of course, those seeing such a thing were surprised and confused. It was out of the ordinary. But are people’s lives so dull that they have to make a horror reference to a piece of black cloth floating in the sky? Go easy on the drama. Chillax, people! These things almost always have a boring explanation.
The net in the sky

Earlier in June, people in the U.K. reported hay being whipped up into the sky and falling in clumps.

There are lots of lightweight objects that float around up there – plastic bags, mylar balloons, etc. along with all the natural and man-made craft up there. The sky is full of stuff. What goes up, comes down.

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  5 comments for “Dementors? Skyfall? I think we watch too many movies

  1. Tribeca Mike
    July 8, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Well, I’ll be Godalmed!

  2. July 8, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Looks like trash.

  3. Cathy
    July 8, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Looks a little like Mary Poppins with her umbrella in the clouds and something or someone dangling below ;-)
    Isn’t that the fun of looking at clouds or anything else that turns up in the sky?

  4. Kiljoy616
    July 10, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    Harry Potter is real, dementers run for your wands. In the video at another site what ever it was did look large and I could see how people would get creeped out. Looks to me like a piece of a sheet or ballon.

  5. Old Rockin' Dave
    July 13, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    It made me think of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1920s monster story, “The Horror of the Heights”, in which an aviator packs an oxygen tank and gets to the unprecedented altitude of 30,000 feet, only to find that level populated by ethereal but dangerous creatures and their prey.

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