| Last updated
A man has given a very reasonable explanation behind the recent pyramid UFO footage, which the US government confirmed was filmed by Navy personnel and forms part of an ongoing investigation. Watch below:
Mick West, a self-confessed sceptic, science writer and retired video game programmer, has appeared to debunk the theory the clip is alien life visiting earth.
In the video, West says the footage is actually a type of Bokeh - as photography boffins among you might know, is a fancy word to describe a certain type of blurred shot.
The video suggests the footage looks that way because it is from night vision equipment - particularly the military standard PVS-14, to be precise.
Because of this, Mick says the light is actually a plane. The 'UFO' has lights that flash in the same pattern as a Boeing 737.
He also points out that the ship, the USS Russell, was directly under a flight path for LAX, with planes flying in from Hawaii and Asia.
At the very start of the video, some other, out of focus lights look to be in the same formation as Jupiter, and some other stars.
To test out his theory, West placed some tape over the lens of his normal camera in a similar pattern, and to back it up, he appealed to a follower, who had noticed that his night vision camera had a triangular iris.
In a side by side image, the footage looks almost identical, with the pyramid shape taking place, thanks to the triangular iris.
And while West does believe they could be planes, or Chinese drones, he affirms that one thing is clear: "They are not pyramids."
Explaining on the end of his YouTube video, he wrote: "I don't think that means the Navy got it terribly wrong. This was initially unidentified (with the UAP Task Force Investigates), and they maybe even thought it was a triangle for a few minutes.
"But it's not. It's just some lights in the sky."
And while it's not exactly the exciting explanation we had probably hoped for, it kind of does make a lot of sense.
One social media follower wrote: "I find you incredibly reassuring [dismantles invasion-proof bunker]."
Another commented: "Once again, my hopes of alien visitation are dashed! Darn you, Mick! Well, back to office e-mails."
A third was still not convinced, replying: "How do we know Mick isn't working for the aliens and giving us good reasons to ignore all the UFOs?"
The truth is STILL out there, lads.
You can watch Mick's full video here.
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Mick West
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read