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UFO Only Visible Via Infrared By Police Chopper Spotted Doing 106mph

Amelia Ward

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UFO Only Visible Via Infrared By Police Chopper Spotted Doing 106mph

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/NPAS South West

A UFO that was caught on camera travelling at about 106mph was filmed by a police helicopter in the UK. Watch it here:


The footage, which until recently wasn't released, shows the object moving over the Bristol Channel.

It was filmed by a police helicopter, which was using its FLIR thermal camera near St Athan in Wales.

The object seems to move against the wind, appearing to travel at high speed. Small segments of the video were shared by the NPAS team, but after a Freedom of Information request was submitted by former policeman Gary Heseltine, the full thing has been released.

It shows the bizarre encounter, which took place on 17 September 2016, and UFO investigator Heseltine thinks there are many questions that need answering by the UK government.

NPAS South West said at the time that the heat setting was set to show hot objects as darker on the screen.

The whole incident took place over eight minutes, with the footage showing the camera changing settings to try to work out what it was.

Three years after the clip was released, police said: "A drone is possible, but they were unable to keep up with it so it would have to have been very fast."

Credit: Twitter/NPAS South West
Credit: Twitter/NPAS South West

Heseltine told Sun Online: "This is verified police helicopter FLIR footage showing an object not seen with the naked eye but clearly seen in the infrared spectrum. It is moving against the wind, so it is not a balloon, nor is emitting any heat signature indicating a propulsion system," he told The Sun Online.

"My FOI requests were largely stonewalled by the police authorities, and I believe there is much more information on this event that has yet to be released."

A former police officer, he spent six years working with the RAF police, 24 years with the British Transport Police, before launching a database for UFO sightings by police. He retired in 2013 to focus on his UFO research.

Viewers aren't sure what to make of the encounter, with social media users coming up with various responses.

One thinks it's probably a Chinese lantern:

Mr Heseltine added" "I think it is highly likely that other police helicopter crews have recorded similar footage on their FLIR cameras.

"Given that the stigma relating to this subject is being lifted I urge them to be more transparent on this issue.

"This footage proves that objects, similar to what have been captured by the US Navy is being recorded on the same FLIR cameras here in the UK."

Topics: UK News

Amelia Ward
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