Difficult to Explain Aerial Object in Infrared Video
Date of Video: May 19, 2011
Description/Notes: The above video footage is the result of a "sky fishing" session from my apartment in Redmond, WA. Sky fishing is an activity in the "UFO Community" whereby one mounts cameras on tripods and simply point them to the sky in the hopes of catching anything unusual flying across the sky. UFOs are frequently detected with IR cameras and are not visible in the "visible light" portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. On the above session I used three infrared (IR) cameras:
1. Yukon Range finder (above footage was captured from this camera). This is a 'generation 2' IR and amplifies ambient and "near IR" light.
2. FLIR Thermal (Model B2) camera. This is a camera that shoots in the thermal (far IR). It is sensitive to temperature differences. It is the same camera used by the "Ghost Hunters" group on TV.
3. Generation 3 IR ITT camera. This is a highly sensitive camera that amplifies near IR light and ambient light.
The above footage only appeared on the Yukon Range Finder and did not show up on the other two cameras which were pointed in the same area of the sky. The footage is difficult to explain for the following reasons:
Given the above scenario I don't have an explanation for the object in this footage. It possibly could have been a satellite not listed on satellite charts.