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Video: UFO flies into Popocatepetl Mexican volcano

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jun 3, 2013 in Internet
Footage which appears to show a UFO flying into the fiery crater of central Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano has surfaced online. UFO enthusiasts are debating whether this could be a kamikaze alien pilot.
The video shows a bright object approaching the volcano from the right. It crosses over to the left and then traces a curved path straight into the smoldering maws of hell.
The video was recorded on May 30 at about 8:30 p.m. and posted to YouTube by Michael Morales. The original version titled in Spanish translated to English, reads: "UFO Enters the Popocat├ępetl Volcano: The images were captured at 20:38 hours of the day Thursday, May 30th and you can witness them as a light moves over the volcano to then turn around and enter the crater."
The Huffington Post spoke to Marc Dantonio, chief photo and video analyst at the Mutual UFO Network, who consults for the US Navy, Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington.
He told The Huffington Post: "What I think is that this is not a likely fake. I think, for the moment, this is a genuine image capture. This is a low light camera (which) allows the vulcanologists studying the footage to see any incandescence on the flank of the volcano in night shots. As such, any brighter lights that are captured will appear very bright, as the one planet/star indicates."
He explained that the video is a time lapse of several still shots. He said: "When played back at normal video speeds, the object is made to appear to be moving very fast, but, in fact, it is moving at aircraft speeds if you play it at the proper frame rate for the capture."
He said it is not possible to tell from the video whether the flying object had wingtip strobes, which would suggest it was a man-made aircraft. He noted, however, that the flying object "is turning at a rate consistent with aircraft, but the case that it is descending is not at all made. In this case, the object is moving from right to left and appears to be descending, but it is exactly this behavior you see if an aircraft at altitude is heading away from you -- this is the consequence of perspective and round Earth."
He does not share the view that the flying object an extraterrestrial crwas aft with a suicidal alien pilot in the cockpit. He said: "I am leaning toward the object being a captured commercial jet passing through the field of view. Several elements of this video are initially startling, firstly that the object appears to be moving fast, and secondly, that it appears to be descending into the volcano. Because this is a time lapse video, however, the speed is an illusion, and the flight path of the object and the descending appearance are likely an illusion of perspective, as well."
Dantonio's analysis suggests we are only observing a regular aircraft heading away from us and disappearing in the horizon.
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has already gained notoriety not only for its eruptions but also for alleged UFO activity. Previous videos purporting to show UFO activity around the volcano have been set aside. A video shot last year appeared to show a bright cigar-shaped object diving into the crater.
Dantonio said at the time that the object was probably a "a meteor captured on successive video frames."
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