The UFO pictured here from a frame grab was filmed by two off-duty police officers near Consett in Country Durham in the north of England. Gary Heseltine, editor of UFO Truth told the Sun newspaper that he believes the sighting to be genuine. Your Out There editor agrees. The object is large enough to be a balloon and it never carried out any maneuver that would suggest that it had an ability to do anything except move with the wind, but it is also very long and for a balloon to have been made rigid and still float without the slightest horizontal motion is not easy to understand. This is a probable UFO, and joins many thousands of cylinder UFO sightings that have taken place over the years. For the US National UFO Reporting Center’s list of such sightings click here.
For the video of the cylinder taken by the two police officers, click here.