HOW TO CREATE A UFO THAT CAN BE SEEN FOR MILES January 31, 2012
"UFO" in the night sky over Utah last week. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(NATIONAL) -- TV’s the Weather Channel recently ran some video footage of an object shot in the night sky over Utah that was moving slowly and pulsating with a soft blue glow.
But was it a visitor from another planet? Evidently not. The weather channel says it was probably a model airplane outfitted with lights for night flying.
Not so, says a young girl. She says she found the maker of the night flyer by doing some gumshoe work on Twitter. Check the story out below.
The guy who launched the device, Andrew Smith, wrote this:
“If you saw these lights and were wondering what it was, well guess no more. This "UFO" was launched as part of a contest to expose the logo for the website "Freelancer.com".
This "UFO" was launched on Friday January 27th from my back yard in Lehi, Utah. Although the video is short, I was able to track it and follow it for nearly forty five plus minutes as it slowly drifted south over American Fork and down the East side of Utah Lake towards Prove and Spanish Fork. After it began drifting to the East I quit tracking it.
Basically it was a piece of steel wire with wooden dowels as cross beams, I used about 16 feet of blue LED strip tape, and four cheap "LED projectors" with the LED light unit pulled out.
My blue lights weren't long enough to complete the circle, so I just filled the gap with a small multicolor LED light string. I then hung the Freelancer logo underneath.
KSL news ran a story on it Saturday night, the 28th. Both in the 6 o'clock, and 10 o'clock broadcasts, and is already creating quite a bit of buzz.”