Sometimes UFO footage makes me want to grab the aliens by their tiny shoulders and yell at their dumb faces like a disappointed little league coach “Be cooler!” All the footage that ever really seems unidentified is also always the most boring. Both in the filming itself, and the thing that’s being filmed. But that’s to be expected and it’s why those are usually the most convincingly bizarre.
UFO’s aren’t going to look like floating neon sci-fi disco balls. They don’t care about aerodynamics, they’re not going to be sleek. They don’t have the same imaginative sense style and intimidation that we do, they’re not going to be “cool” in the classical sense. UFOs probably look like weird potatoes. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be worth filming. If you do spot a weird potato in the sky, you’re not going to get your DSLR and $1,200 telephoto lens. You’re not going to set up a gimbal and frame the shot perfectly. You’re just going to hit record and get what you get. It’s going to be messy and shaky and generally unpleasant to watch.
And here we have a video that’s a perfect example of both those things. This footage—which you can watch here—was uploaded by MUFON to their YouTube channel, so it comes from as decent a source as you can reasonably hope for. At the very least, someone who’s watched a lot of these things saw it first and decided it was worth uploading. The footage was reportedly taken in Perthshire, Scotland. Here’s a snippet ofthe description the witness sent to MUFON along with the footage (edited for clarity and the reader’s well-being):
I would describe the object as puck shaped, a disc with an edge. I was viewing it moving from my left to right. It does appear cigar shaped as it moves horizontally. There were clouds above it and below it. It approached some lower level clouds then banked. As it did this, you could clearly see it was circular when viewed from underneath.
You say puck-shaped, I say potato. Despite the horrendous shaky-cam situation going on when they zoom in (kudos for at least trying, though) you can see that the object is moving and seems to be swooping over the clouds. It certainly looks like the classic UFOs that became known as “flying saucers.” It’s not the moon, and it’s not a bird. You show me a potato bird and I’ll show you an abomination.
It could be a drone. But I’m starting to suspect that the more times you say the phrase “it could be a drone” the easier it will be to dismiss all UFO footage. After all, they didn’t have drones when these things first started showing up in the skies. That’s the modern version of the weather balloon dismissal. You never want to fall into those traps, in any part of your life. The easy way out is never worth it.
Still. It could be a drone.