In terms of things which make you go “hmmmm,” a video has surfaced of a Virgin Atlantic 747 taking off from New York and being overtaken by a UFO. I use the term “UFO” in the literal sense — an unidentified flying object — and not to suggest it’s some sort of spacecraft from another planet.
The Daily Mail — the pinnacle of reputable, investigative journalism — published the story yesterday:
This is the moment a plane enthusiast captured a UFO overtaking a flight during take-off from New York JFK airport.
The footage, from July 7, appears to show the object flying past the Virgin Atlantic plane at high speed.
The peculiar object has led to speculation that it may be an extraterrestrial craft.
Here’s the video:
So what is the footage actually of? I’m guessing there’s some optical illusion involved here, given the distance between the object and the Virgin Atlantic 747. I suspect it’s not a bird, given the speed at which it’s moving and the distance in relation to the plane.
That being said, it looks to me like it could almost be a plane climbing out of JFK from a perpendicular runway. It does seem to be flying in a pretty straight path. Or heck, it does seem to be quite a ways in the distance, so it could also be a military aircraft.
So yeah, while I do believe in intelligent life on other planets, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess it was from Planet Earth.
What do you make of the “UFO” visible in the video?