At the Olympics opening ceremony watched by an estimated one billion people, several sharp-eyed viewers saw a UFO in the night sky amid the fireworks. The UFO was the typical flying saucer with the "egg-yolk bulge" in the middle.
The sighting came at the close of Friday's fireworks display at the Olympic Park Stadium in Stratford, east London, at around 12.30 a.m. The UFO was sighted after two skydivers impersonating James Bond and Queen Elizabeth parachuted from a helicopter into the stadium. In the midst of massive firework display that followed, "MrScipher," the YouTube user believed to have originated the footage, noticed the "flying saucer" in the night sky and caught it on video.
The sighting appears to fulfill a prediction by one of the UK's most prominent UFO experts Nick Pope, who said the 2012 Olympic Games could attract extraterrestrial visitors who want to reveal their presence to mankind. According to The Inquisitr, Pope believes that the global audience afforded by the Olympics could attract not only the attention of global businesses paying millions of dollars for ads but also extraterrestrial audience.
According to the Daily Mail, Pope worked for the Ministry of Defence for 20 years and investigated reports of UFOs between 1991 and 1994. He began his investigations into UFO phenomenon as a skeptic, but he soon became convinced that the reported sightings raised important issues for national security and air safety. According to the Daily Mail, he said: "It has been a widely held belief in Ministry of Defence circles that 'aliens' have been able to detect us for decades via TV and radio broadcasts. What once seemed like science fiction is steadily being realised by central governing bodies as distinctly real. If aliens have studied our psychology, they may choose to appear in our skies on a significant date. The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games is one date being widely circulated by conspiracy groups."
But while UFO believers wait for the extraterrestrials to reveal themselves to mankind, several theories have been proposed to explain what appears a flying saucer hovering over the Olympic stadium (see video). The most popular theory is that the "UFO" is a blimp used by a news channel to gather footage. Others say the "UFO" is a helicopter, while others insist the sighting was faked.
But some UFO enthusiasts have denied the blimp theory, saying the object does not look like one of the blimps NBC Olympics is using for its 2010 Olympics aerial coverage.
According to The Inquisitr, a spokesperson of NBC, however, explained it was the company's Goodyear Blimp with the running lights turned off. The spokesperson said the lights were turned off so they would not interfere with the brilliance of the opening ceremony. The spokesperson also said there were no logos or ads on the blimp because it was on a "private hire."
But as usual, conspiracy theorists know better: The UFO was real and the blimp story is a lie being promoted by MI-16 and big brother CIA to cover up the best sighting of a UFO since Roswell. The Inquistr conjures an imaginative picture of what might be going on behind the scenes: "dead aliens being autopsied in the Buckingham Palace Basement, while the CIA and British Intelligence fight over powerful alien weapons tech."
The sighting comes two weeks after it was revealed that the former UK prime minister Tony Blair received a briefing about UFOs from the Ministry of Defence.
According to the Daily Mail, Downing Street was considering the implications of the Freedom of Information Act that may allow members of the public to demand information on UFO and alien sightings available to the government. He became concerned after he received a letter alleging a "cover-up" and demanding that UFO reports and relevant information be made available to the public.
Tony Blair was reportedly told that the ministry had only "a limited interest in UFO matters" but that they "remained open minded" about "extraterrestrial life forms."
Files of more than 6,700 pages were released on July 12 with "credible witness report" of UFO sightings that included a police officer's report of mysterious lights darting across the sky during an FA Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester United. The mounted officer reported he saw a bright object hovering over Stamford Bridge in March 1999 for about 15 seconds that slowly changed shape. According to police officer, what he saw was "unlike anything I’ve seen before." He said that a "square to almond shape" yellow object with four lights floated silently above his horse.
A colleague corroborated the officer's report.
According to the Daily Mail, the police officer's report was one of the reported sightings investigated by the Ministry of Defense and whose files are being released for the first time by the National Archives after closure of the ministry's UFO Desk in 2009.
A confidential report in 1995 by the defense official responsible for the UFO Desk says the presence of extraterrestrial lifeforms is possible but there is no "direct evidence." The report also speculated on reasons why aliens may be visiting the Earth, including military reconnaissance, scientific research or "just to enjoy the scenery and partake in some tourism."
A bizarre report was made by a West Wales hotelier who said he saw a UFO that landed in a field. Two "faceless humanoids" in silver suits came out and took measurements.
London Olympics 2012 will earn the distinction of the greatest show in the history of mankind if it turns out that alien tourists showed up for the opening ceremony. And if what appears on the footage travelling from the top left-hand corner is not a Goodyear blimp, then London Olympics 2012 may rank in the archives of UFO history along with the Roswell sighting.