Was that a UFO above Toronto last weekend?
Well, yes, it was a UFO. Because, as I've mentioned before on this blog, a UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object. It is indeed an object in the sky that has yet to be identified. Which means we do not know they are aliens! I really wish people would understand this.
Toronto police responded to calls last weekend after a video was posted that shows a series of lights in the night sky above Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue.Here's the video report from CBC on this.
The expert UFO researcher they got for this story, Victor Viggiani, is somehow able to look at this flickering dot and conclude that it cannot be man made! We have these credentials to base our assessment of his conclusion:
Victor Viggiani is a recently retired school Principal from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology (York University Toronto Ontario Canada) and a Masters in Educational Administration and Curriculum Development (Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada).He assures us he'll send the video to another expert who has a computer able to enhance the image enough to tell us what it is. I've got a degree in Computer Science, and I'm not really certain how this will be done, but best of luck to him.
It turns out there is a perfectly plausible explanation and the reporter, to her credit, covered it well. Night kites, often LED remote controlled kites, are now commonly flown around the Toronto area. I will admit they are weird enough looking to be confused for some alien craft. One of the eyewitnesses even mentions a brilliant tail to the UFO, which very nicely matches the appearance of these kites.
Here's one now viral video (almost 1,000,000 hits) that started this whole thing off. I see a UFO, but I don't see any indications of aliens or secret government experimental aircraft. Just a bright dot in the sky. Can we please stop seeing spooks in places where there is no evidence for them?