While news of John McCain acknowledging a UFO incident is being spoken of elsewhere, old footage of a series of UFOs filmed over Turkey is still causing quite a stir in the UFO community, according to British Tabloid The Sun:

I’m not certain what this film is actually showing us; the objects appear much less reminiscent of UFOs in my opinion than of stationary objects filmed under fairly poor lighting conditions. The objects in question are nonetheless strange looking, whatever they are. According to the testimony of Yalcin Yalman, a night guard from Istanbul who filmed the objects, “We filmed them several times and they are totally unknown to us. I was very excited when I saw them and I want the world to know that UFOs do exist.” According to British news source The Sun, the footage was reviewed by the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center in Turkey. In a statement issued by International UFO Congress director Haktan Akdogan, “We have spoken with all of the witnesses and had detailed analysis conducted on all two-and-a-half hours of footage. After conducting all of the analysis we came to the conclusion that this video footage is 100 per cent genuine.”

As I mentioned before, this footage isn’t as new as the article featured in The Sun makes it sound. Back in January over at the Cabinet of Wonders blog, my pal Emperor had commented on the video, pointing out that the video had needed “some solid investigation, which so much of the UFO videos popping up on YouTube lack.” Around that time, the following two videos from the Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center appeared on the web also, and Emperor included these with his initial post:

So what is to be made of the objects in the videos? Are these authentic UFOs, or trash can lids in a dark living room?

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Micah Hanks

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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 info@micahhanks.com.

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