Mar 10, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

UFO Flies Over Silicon Valley at Incredible Speed

Are aliens interested in the new technology being developed in California’s Silicon Valley? A video taken by a drone flying over the area has a lot of people wondering ... not just because a UFO zoomed over the home of Apple and Google but because it flew at what appears to be hypersonic speed.

The four-second clip was uploaded to YouTube on March 7, 2015 by a user named 1darmino who said it was taken “in 4K with drone” and the drone was identified as a DJI Inspire 1. The drone was hovering at a height of 80 meters.

Here is a slow-motion version of the video with an imbedded link to the original clip.

In a forum on the DJI website, 1darmino admits he wasn’t doing anything unusual with the drone at the time the shot was taken and asks for any assistance in identifying the UFO:

I have no idea what this is, maybe a bug, hummingbird, reflection or alien space craft! The only thing I know for sure is that I did nothing that would cause this.

One viewer of the video estimated the UFO’s speed to be one mile per two seconds or 1800 miles per hour – over twice the speed of sound. For comparison, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird holds the official air speed record for a manned air-breathing jet aircraft with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h). At that speed, an SR-71 would have created a sonic boom but no sound was reported to have been made by the UFO.

So far, no one has been able to identify the speedy UFO. CGI is obviously a possibility. Some suggest it’s a marketing ploy by the drone manufacturer, but it appears drones are selling quite well on their own (yes, I know I gave them a plug with the links). It could be a secret military aircraft but good luck getting anyone to verify that. It could be spies from a foreign power trying to steal tech secrets, although it was traveling pretty fast to get a good look at anything on the ground.

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Magnified view of the Silicon Valley UFO

Or it could be an alien spacecraft checking out Silicon Valley, the home of Apple, Google, Oracle, Intel, Facebook and many other leading technology companies. Are they interested in taking some of this technology ... or stopping it?

Or are they just getting a jump on the next iPhone?

Any ideas?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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