Amateur star-gazers and UFO enthusiasts now have another video to scrutinize. Crow Tipplehorn, a frequent observer of our planet’s only natural satellite, recently uploaded a couple of vids to his YouTube page worthy of some discussion. Armed with an 8-inch telescope and a video camera, the footage is quite intriguing, and for some, just another proof positive that our lunar neighbor is far more than simply a boring, dusty mass full of impact craters.
According to the Inquisitr on Oct. 22, there has been a noticeable uptick in UFO sightings. “By the numbers: in the month of August, there were 285 reports of people spotting UFOs” from a total of seven states, says the site, sourcing its data from the Mutual UFO Network.
In Tripplehorn’s video, seen above, he demonstrates that the magnified object seen zipping across his telescope is not moving in a straight line – suggesting perhaps that what we are seeing is not a man-made satellite. For those that know this YouTuber, his videos are a frequent stop for alien aficionados and UFO buffs. Per Tripplehorn’s page, he vows to “never run deceptive or misleading clips on this channel. I strive to shoot the highest quality UFO and anomaly footage possible with the equipment at my disposal.”
But for every “believer” out there, someone stands armed with their debunking phaser gun. In this case, it’s former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, the lead investigator of SyFy channel’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, and who runs his own UFO / alien truther web site.
“I’m not sure yet that [Tripplehorn] has made the case that it’s changing direction,” Hansen said. “When Earth is moving away from orbiting objects, it can look like they’re on an elliptical path, but they’re not. There’s definitely some atmospheric distortion at play. Show me a 20 or 30-degree turn and we may have something.”
Marc Dantonio, a photo and video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network, agrees. “We see a similar case of what is likely another satellite,” Dantonio said. “That wavering [Tripplehorn] is calling out could be due to several things. One is that this is a slowly tumbling object, like an old rocket booster, for instance. If so, it may make the path appear to waver, but it would still travel in a straight line. Either way, I am leaning toward this being another ordinary satellite.”
Video “proofs” of moon-based alien encounters are littered about on YouTube. Perhaps one of the most famous is what’s found in this clip, allegedly from the second Apollo mission, that fuses a few such notorious sightings together – a squadron of five UFOs appearing from the surface and disappearing into the moon’s dark side, and a single, triangular craft zipping just above the moon’s craters and casting a shadow. Or this video, showing an alleged UFO fleet – a dozen or more crafts – spewing off of the moon’s surface and rocketing into outer space.
So the alien debate rages on. What are your thoughts? Sound off below: Are any of these YouTube videos worth more than an eye-rolling passing glance? Are we alone in this vast chasm of space?