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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Here is what I know so far.

A film crew was shooting some landscape B-roll footage with a drone just outside Beaver, Utah. The footage was for a documentary film that was/is in production. After filming the two men eventually return to their hotel room and start to scrub through the drone footage. They noticed this anomaly that seems to be moving really fast and past the drone.

According to the two men, Sam Chortek and Jimmy Chappie, the footage was shot at 60 frames per second and was filmed back in 2016. The footage was captured with a DJI Inspire drone. The footage is just now being released. The men estimate they were 400 or 500 feet from the drone and never saw or heard anything.

Beaver, Utah is roughly a 2 plus hour drive to the outskirts of the famous Area 51. That is not really that far away in an aircraft.

First let's take a look at the footage,  here it is:

Of course the footage as been met with praise, skepticism and questions.
Some have estimated that the craft seen in the video was traveling at 12,600 miles per hour and covered 3.5 miles in 1 second. If true, this might explain why the two men never saw it at the time, but raises the question of why there was not a sonic boom?

Others have suggested the object is either a bird or bug flying towards the drone camera creating the illusion of speed. Some have suggested that the object is a CGI generated object. And still other think it could be a secret military craft of some sort.

I have taken the above still frame and attempted to do some simple enhancement of the object.

Here is a simple zoom in on the object with some sharpening

Here I done what is know as invert the colors.

In the end, there is just not a lot of details I could pull from the one still frame. To me the appearance of this object is very similar to a story I covered about an object filmed in Oregon. You can find that report, along with the video and still images, by Clicking Here.

To the peoples credit they seem to be very open about the footage. They have even made the original RAW video available for download. Still some question why they waited so long to release it.

I'm not sure what the object is in the video, but I do not think it is CGI or any type of known aircraft. It almost looks cloud-like at time but this is probably due to what we perceive as fast movement.

One of the men involved with this footage, not sure which one, recently did an interview to talk more about the footage. Here is that video:

So, what do you think? Is it a real UFO from another world? Or is it a know object that is being mistaken for a UFO?


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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