Skip to comments.Caught On Tape: Balloon or UFO?[Louisiana]
Posted on 10/29/2008 7:08:39 AM PDT by BGHater
Caught on tape: A mysterious object recently filmed above Shreveport's Downtown Airport. But, there's debate tonight whether it's a UFO or just a big balloon.
The video of the mysterious object came to us from local flight instructor Kevin Morris. He told us a fellow pilot, Charles Corder, captured the images back on Thursday, October 9th at 10:30 in morning, while using his home video camera. We slowed down the video to get a better view and remove much of the shaking.
Morris said he's been told it hovered about 10-thousand feet in the air and appeared about 80-feet long. The best view on the 4-minute-long recording comes when the object turns sidewides, revealing a dozen or so round structures running the length of the object. After about 5-minutes, it reportedly flew away towards the Shreveport Regional Airport.
But after the broadcast of KSLA News 12 Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (10/26), an amateur photographer sent us a picture that he took, of what appears to be the same object. But, Paul Pickett came to an entirely different conclusion.
Pickett said, to him, the object appeared no higher than 2-thousand feet in the skies above downtown Shreveport. He also estimated its size as just 20-feet long and looked like shiny rubber, possibly a balloon floating with the wind.
Those who saw the object at the downtown airport called Radar Approach Control, better known as RAPCON, a civilian facility at Barksdale Air Force Base. But, they did not report seeing anything on their radar. And, we're told that radar is sensitive enough to pick-up a flock of birds. Perhaps another viewer, like Pickett, will give us even more information to help solve this mystery.
Who knows. Could be a UAV being tested at Ft. Polk or just a balloon. The Aviation guy has some creds though.
I always side with a balloon or the monkey did it.
The video has more info.
Solar heated balloon.
It’s a UFO manned by very skinny aliens from the planet Noodletron.
Thats good. I hope they watch their carbon output.
Wait a second. It could be a balloon carrying the infamous Michelle Obama tape from API. Kind of under the radar delivery system so as not to give warning to the Obama camp
Weather balloon filled with swamp gas!
It’s not space monsters from outer space.
I never knew: My thing detaches and flies when I'm asleep.
I'd recognize that, anywhere.
When I was a kid, me and my brother used to make ufo’s from dry cleaning bags and a little bit of sterno.
Launch them at night, and if you didn’t know exactly what it was, it was sure enough to make you look twice!
(BTW, I grew up in western NY surrounded by about 10,000 square miles of corn and wheat fields, so it’s not like we were doing this in Brooklyn or something)
Balloon...but damn I can’t resist UFO threads.
You’re a sick sick person.
It's the temptation that possibly, there is a UFO flying around filled with Amazonian women, looking for a man.
That’s what he’s famous for!
Welcome back, Laz, when did you start posting again?
The guy on the video looks like Bill Ayers.
I was thinking same this same thing: “It is ball-oon!”
The whispers on the grapvine say that Laz had a UFOectomy and since there is no Bris well.... ouch!
Seems like too much typing.
Where the heck are we?
Somewhere a child is crying.
Actually, the video is much better than the photo...
Didn’t seem like anything to get too excited about.
We must be neighbors.
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