A couple of videos shot by a diligent UFO watcher appears to have captured the dark image of a quick-moving object over the face of the moon. As UFO Sightings Daily reported Oct. 8, YouTube user Crrow777 posted the video and it not only shows an unidentified flying object shooting across the upper right region of the visible lunar surface, the object does not behave in the manner of readily identifiable satellites and meteors. In fact, the UFO deviates from a linear trajectory at least twice as it makes its glides along.
The video footage was shot on Oct. 3. Narrator Crow Tripplehorn, who regularly surveys the moon and posts as the Crrow Discovery Project, points out that the intriguing image of the UFO, seen as a small black dot in the footage, is unlike other shadows or objects that sometimes get caught on video by astronomers, stargazers, and UFO watchers. Those objects take a linear course across the lunar surface and, with a little detective work, can usually be found to be a fixed-orbit satellite passing between the videographer and his target. But not so, this UFO.
Crrow777 attaches a straight line image in one video to aid the observer in the video as well, indicating in two separate instances where the object moves off of its linear path. “This is very rare,” the narrator notes. “I’ve never seen it on these black objects.” He says that the alteration from a straight trajectory “means something” but refuses to speculate as to what the black object might be.
And here’s where UFOlogists and believers tend to run into trouble with casual observers and the general public, people used to hoaxes and skeptical about claims of visitors from outer space. The restrained and knowledgeable UFO aficionados, through experience and usually a keen skeptical sensibility, are far less quick to claim extraterrestrial or alien origin of a captured image or a close encounter report. Crrow777 leaves the viewer the opportunity to judge the video footage and its strange image for themselves.
Much of UFO detection involves, once the detecting is over and done with, attempting to figure out just what has been detected. With a little effort, one can often rule out strange flying (or sometimes immobile) things observed in the night or daytime sky as naturally occurring. Those that aren’t are often dismissible through checking on known satellite paths, aircraft flight paths, and even the trajectories of known or just-discovered meteors. And still more are found to be man-made objects or birds. Of course, there are always the hoaxes to be on the lookout for as well. But once all that has been ruled out, a UFO candidate that remains a UFO then becomes the focus of intense speculation and enters the realm of unexplained phenomena and “What if?”
And yet, with the recent “ghost” image that rambled across an enclosed area at a New Mexico police station, one might look to mechanical interference, like an instrument glitch or a bug on a lens, to explain this lunar UFO. The ghost turned out to be the blurred image of an insect moving across the lens of the surveillance camera. Could that explain the small black object in the UFO video?