Saucer-Type UFO Captured 16 09 2016 Over The Bristol Channel by Police FLIR Cam
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This rare footage was captured from a National Police Air Service helicopter's FLIR camera by the pilot; however, the clip that you see here may have been copied from a screen rather than being the original recording, which obviously, the Police would be reluctant to release to the public.
For those who do not know, the FLIR is a thermographic camera that senses infrared radiation.
It has been reported that this UFO had heat, and travelled into the wind at a 1000 ft.
The pilot's comments were that the object wasn't visible in daytime mode, only in the camera's infrared mode.
The clip was shared online by NPAS St Athan, the National Police Air Service based in South Wales.
They explained to their Twitter followers that the footage, which says it was 8.30pm, was actually taken about 9.30pm when it was pitch dark.
The filming was set to 'black hot', which means there is heat coming off the craft.
"Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes as we were coming back into land," they add.
Commenters have asked if it was a balloon or lantern, but the pilot believes it wasn't
One of our BEAMS investigators is currently trying to obtain the full video, (which we have heard may be up to 7 minutes long), but to be honest, our chances of success are pretty slim; we are damn lucky that someone decided to copy this short extract at all!
Screenshot of the object
Screenshots of 4 images taken from the Police helicopter FLIR camera
We haven't heard anything back yet, in fact they haven't mentioned
anything on their twitter account since this whole incident went viral.
The only other thing that we have seen is a FLIR camera specialist saying that the footage was very 'peculiar'.
Maybe they weren't expecting a reaction like this? No doubt they are keeping their heads down now hoping this will soon pass.
We can only sit back and wait I suppose.