Saturday, 25 October 2014

Man believes his video shows UFO sighting

By Dan Yesenosky , NBC Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Picture going outside on a Saturday night, looking up in the sky and seeing what appears to be a UFO.
That's what happened to Luis Rodriguez last weekend when he was taking his dog for a walk outside his apartment in the Arwen Vista Complex.
"Tried to make sense of it just like any other rational person would," Rodriguez said. "I thought it was a plane or some sort of aircraft that was just flying really low."
After watching it go across the sky he believes it was a UFO, a spaceship of some sort. NBC Charlotte sent the video to some experts at UNCC.
"Took a look at the video and it does look strange for sure," said Catherine Qualtrough, Observatory Director and Astronomy Lab Manager. "Of course, normally in these situations, we find a simple explanation."
The Bank of America 500 was also happening Saturday night around 7:30 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rodriguez lives just minutes away and we showed him a video sent from members of the Speedway staff, posted on Instagram of military planes flying over just before the race which started at 8 p.m. He acknowledges the similarities in the two clips and even though it wouldn't surprise him if those planes are what he saw, he isn't fully sold.
"I didn't see different aircrafts together," Rodriguez said. "I saw just a perfect V-shape, slim V-shape up above the sky."
Both the Speedway and experts at UNCC believe the formation of the flyover planes is a likely explanation for what Rodriguez saw.