Yesterday at the Above Top Secret website, a portion of a documentary linked to YouTube was posted which featured a film made by the famous UFO contactee George Adamski. Adamski is not widely heralded for being the most believable of all contactees, as many of his claims of encounters with aliens are considered too absurd for investigation (with one skeptic even calling him “the Ed Wood of contactees”; both a reference to the strange claims themselves, in addition to the science-fiction element common during his “meetings” with alleged Venusians).

Though the video in question certainly appears to depict one of the now-famous “trash can lids” known from past debunkings of UFO photos and films, there nonetheless appears to be a genuine point of serious debate regarding the odd nature of Adamski’s film. Below is the segment of the documentary featuring Adamski’s video, as well as a bit of commentary about it:

One aspect of this segment which I find fascinating is the analysis given by physicist Bob Oechsler, a NASA Mission Specialist, near the middle of the video. I must admit, upon first viewing, I don’t see anything particularly extraordinary about the video. However, Oechsler notes many things, including light and heat which appears to radiate from the bottom of the craft, as well as movement of the round globes protruding from the base of the object. Could it be that Adamski filmed a real “flying saucer”, or is this video merely a hoax that somehow received a bit of critical attention that sways in its favor?

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at