Video shows mystery object during plane takeoff (UPDATE: CGI Hoax)

UPDATE: CGI hoax. See below

This is the spooky moment a jumbo jet taking off from New York was seemingly overtaken in the air by a UFO. The incredible footage shows the Virgin Atlantic plane flying from JFK airport before a mystery object is seen in the distance flying quickly past it.

Source: Watch: Virgin Atlantic Plane Overtaken By ‘UFO’ Over Skies Of New York

I’ll still consider alien spaceship REALLY far down on the list and bug/bird as a better choice.

Tip: Bill Turnbull

UPDATE: Thanks to Twitterer @UFOofinterest who pointed out this was originally posted to youtube by a known hoaxer @LookNowTV who has been taken to task here for hoaxing by “shrink[ing] UFOs to miniscule sizes where low resolution and compression obscure any evidence of tampering.”

In clip after clip, it works like this: we’re shown some sort of bland setting that really has no reason to exist other than to provide a backdrop for the hoax. After a few seconds, a title card: “A CLOSER LOOK.” Then we see close-up stills of the clip along with some clicky camera sound effects, highlighting the “UFOs” which are nothing more than tiny shadows or smudges on the sky. Looknowtv is exploiting the weak spot in analyzing online video: low resolution. If the picture is degraded enough, differences in grain, shading, and tracking become completely obscured. It actually looks as if the footage has been pre-degraded before upload to Youtube.

Yep. Good work. *Brushes off hands*

  11 comments for “Video shows mystery object during plane takeoff (UPDATE: CGI Hoax)

  1. RayG
    August 3, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    With what looks like a cropped extreme telephoto shot, AND the fact that several Drones have been sighted by pilots near JFK in the last few days… I say.. therefore, Aliens!

  2. Dana
    August 3, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Get ALL excited about a cool video showing something interesting, only to remember that drones are a thing, now. But ALIENS! It’s definitely aliens.

  3. Omxqru
    August 3, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    It is an airport, it could be another plane. Or bigfoot.

  4. Tony
    August 3, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Why are the UFOs in these online videos always the same drab boring gray? I suggest that this ET crew check out the Sherwin Williams store on Butler Street and Third Avenue in Brooklyn, and put some color in their and our lives. It shouldn’t take them more than a couple of seconds to get there from Queens.

  5. Omxqru
    August 3, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Wish we could press a button for like or lol or rolling my eyes.

  6. Daran
    August 3, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    looks like a missile to me, long narrow shape and faster than the plane

  7. August 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Why would it be a missile? What evidence is there that a plane was shot at by a missile? The evidence presented is consistent with a CGI hoax so let’s not propose unreasonable causes.

  8. Sporkfighter
    August 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    It could even be bigfoot in a plane!

  9. Dan Beach
    August 4, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Bigfoot driving a ghost missle?

  10. Eric
    August 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    I would assume that flying a drone near an airport would be a massive criminal offense. One of those sucked into an engine could bring a plane down.

  11. AV
    August 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Probably not down, but would make the engine maintenance people very, very angry.

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