30 Mar 2012

Highlands Ranch, Co-  Colorado locals were a-buzz over a UFO seen hovering the the skies Wednesday night.  Suha and Mike Owens took video Wednesday from their home in Highlands Ranch.  In the video a light can be seen changing colors and moving from left to right and up and down.

Local news stations received several calls and emails around 8:45 p.m. from viewers who reported seeing a bright light in the western sky.

Chris Peterson, a researcher at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Cloudbait Observatory said what they captured was most likely just a reflective balloon blowing around or a helicopter or other aircraft.  

Peterson did say that what they captured wasn't the same as other reports, because there was apparently a meteor passing over the Grand Junction-Delta area around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.  This meteor came close to the Earth, only 30 miles high and was about the size of a golf ball.  Meteors are typical in this area, usually 10 to 15 a night can be seen.

The news report is here:

See the original video here:

The Tech-Stew Take Home

In the video we see an unknown object.  If an object can't be identified, we deem it a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), not an alien spaceship.  The reporter in the video makes the claim that satellites are known to move like the object in the Owen's video, this is not true.  Satellites do not change direction like this.  Some satellites are stationary while others you can see very faintly crossing the sky during the night.

Granted the universe is a very large place and we know have a pretty good guess that there are many worlds capable of sustaining life, this story is just fun to comment on or read about.  Given the increasing popularity of LED lit helicopters and balloons, this is the most logical explanation, sadly, not physical proof of aliens.

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