By Tom Rose
A whirling, glowing UFO was caught on night vision video by a skywatcher near Melbourne, Australia, as it twirled and flashed brightly across the skies of the darkened city. What is it?
The unidentified flying object, posted to YouTube by self-professed night vision video maker Lou20764, silently travels in a straight line from one side of the screen to the other above the treetops and does look like a satellite.
But it's traveling much too low and doesn't look like any kind of known aircraft.
As the witness says, it's definitely flying beneath the sparse cloud cover, ruling out any object in orbit.
The UFO looks like it's spinning and the light it emits does not flash like navigational lights. The object doesn't change color, staying pearly white the entire time.
These kinds of objects have been faked before, or misidentified.
But this one peeks in and out of the trees covering the horizon, which is a very hard effect to achieve by hoaxers. It doesn't rule out the possibility, though.
This object doesn't look like a bird, a plane, a jet or a helicopter. And it doesn't fly like a Chinese lantern or a flare. So, what is it? Here's the video: