A mysterious video released earlier this year by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) has raised numerous questions. The video footage depicted an unidentified metal sphere moving at high speed above some buildings in the Middle East.
Public discussion of the video commenced in April during a Senate committee session, where Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick from the Office of Anomaly Resolution presented the video.
At that time, the video footage generated significant intrigue, leading many to believe it was evidence of UFOs’ existence and their official recognition by the US government.
“This is typically what we observe most frequently,” Kirkpatrick stated. “We see these occurrences worldwide, often involving intriguing and conspicuous maneuvers.”
Kirkpatrick also noted, “However, it is essential to emphasize that this particular case did not exhibit any mysterious technical capabilities and did not pose a threat to aviation safety.”
However, as time passed, the situation underwent a transformation. A group of investigative journalists known as Bellingcat offered a fresh perspective on this enigmatic scenario, leading to an unexpected conclusion.
According to Bellingcat, the object captured in the video is not an alien spacecraft or anything supernatural. In their analysis, they contend that the object is a common balloon.
To substantiate their theory, investigative journalists conducted a thorough examination of the video, attempting to estimate the object’s size, speed, and traveled distance based on the drone’s relative speed and altitude that recorded the video.
According to their calculations, if the object was at an altitude of roughly 600 meters, its speed did not surpass 43 km/h. Such parameters, they argue, align with those of a balloon’s movement.
Furthermore, it’s essential to consider that the observation took place during one of the primary Islamic holidays when the use of balloons is customary. This fact could have influenced the interpretation of the event.