A rod-shaped UFO was caught on video during the October 23rd NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. As NBC’s cameras returned from a commercial break, a couple of lit objects seemed to streak across the darkening sky behind a cathedral tower. The object moves behind the steeple of a cathedral, and therefore is too far from the camera lens to be an insect. It is also brightly lit, but there is no external light source to explain this. It moves much faster than an aircraft or balloon, and does not display the flight characteristics of either. The object is a present unidentified.
While many UFO sightings are of saucer-shaped or triangular objects, rod-shaped UFOs are definitely seen. Filmmaker Jose Escamilla has captured them on video. In the Huffington Post, Lee Speigel (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to a show freaturing Speigel) quotes Escamilla as saying, "As I reviewed one of the tapes, I noticed something streak past my camera viewfinder and thought at first it was just a bird or insect. Looking at each frame of the footage again, I knew it was something more unusual. My wife called them ‘rods’ as they sort of looked like some kind of life form you’d see in a microscope."
Since he filmed that first "rod" in 1994, he has collected hundreds of videos of rods from around the world. Speigel quotes skeptic Robert Sheaffer as saying, "The first time I watched this thing, I didn’t even see that (the rod) was there. Now I’m looking at the part where (the video) is slowing down, slow, slow, zoom, zoom. Okay, now I agree–I see that it pauses right behind the left spire, at least it seems to catch it right behind it, and that building is pretty far away. It really looks like it’s going behind." When a UFO is filmed going behind a tree or building, it’s evidence that it is not an animated effect or–in this case–an insect.
He quotes Escamilla as saying, "It could be explained as an insect, but what I’ve found on a lot of footage over the years is that these things do go behind structures, such as this cathedral tower."
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