UFO sighting that went viral was actually just a blimp

Greg Evans
Thursday 16 August 2018 11:45
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Picture:(JASON SWING/ YOUTUBE/ SCREENGRAB)

There a few things that bring us more joy than a grainy video of a UFO sighting that is more than likely just a bird or a plane.

Though this footage from North Carolina native Jason Swing is somewhat convincing.

On 29 May, he spotted what appears to be a large object hovering about Lake Norman.

It had been raining in the area all morning but once the skies had cleared he could see an object floating in mid-air, according to Swing.

In the clip, Swing claims that the object is a 'spacecraft' before adding:

It had been raining all morning. Rain finally stopped so went (to) pick up a boat from Lake Norman.

When (I) came around the corner I saw this thing sitting still very close. 

Although the video is very shaky and almost never gets a clear shot of the object, it hasn't stopped the video from becoming a hit on YouTube from being viewed over 250,000 times.

Speculation immediately began to circulate as what the object was with some commenters claiming that it could be some sort of secret military aircraft.

One user said:

I believe there are advanced Military Aircraft, in our skies.

It's amazing people don't know how to use the vide, and focus on their camera's.

They are pre-programming the masses, EVERYTHING lately is about Aliens and UFO's.

However, the truth behind the object has already been revealed and be prepared for some major disappointment.

After a few users suggested that it could be the famous Goodyear Blimp which would have been in the Charlotte area on that date, appearing at NASCAR'S Coca-Cola 600 race.

This was later confirmed by the tyre manufacture themselves. The Daily Mail quotes them as saying:

We don’t want to get in the way of a good story, but that’s definitely us.

We left the Charlotte area 5/29 after covering the Coke 600.

Weirdly this isn't the first time the blimp has been mistaken for a UFO. It happened previously at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London and was once again debunked by the company.

That being said North Carolina is a notorious location for UFO sightings and is in the top 10 states for extraterrestrial activity, which could be blamed on the multiple military bases that reside there.

HT Daily Mail

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