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Olympic UFO probably a blimp.

A seeming UFO was captured by numerous sources moving slowly over the Olympic venue during the opening night fireworks display. Close analysis of the video shows that the object was functioning like a lighter than air craft, not like something that doesn't need lift. Therefore your Out There editor comes down in favor of the idea that it was a blimp. No markings on it, though, I'll give you that. 

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It may be a blimp, but I ask common sense question. Why would a helium filled anything be near something as flammable as fireworks. Also there are other pictures that show 2, one on each end of the arena. As visible as our visitors seem to be coming, it is entirely possible that what it looks like is what it is.

Helium is inert and non-flammable. You're thinking of hydrogen.

Given that we saw aerial coverage of the show, I think blimp is a pretty safe bet.

Olympics UFO - Goodyear Blimp's “Spirit of Safety"

Friday night's spectacular pyrotechnics display of the most watched opening ceremony in summer Olympics history attracted more than the eyes of over 40 million people. A clearly seen unidentified flying object was videotaped making its way over London's Olympic stadium.

The disc-shaped object is first seen entering the upper left portion of the video as the fireworks erupt over the stadium. The UFO, which appears to have a dome or bulge rising from its center, moves slowly across the sky as if deliberately observing the light-show spectacle below it.

Bazinga! It turns out that the UFO was Goodyear Blimp’s “Spirit of Safety.

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