Investigators reveal what they think appeared in a mystery 'UFO' video at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Researchers believe they may have solved the riddle behind a video which appeared to show a mystery ‘UFO’ near Doncaster Sheffield airport.

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 6:00 pm

When Andrew Pollard, an amateur ghosts investigator, filmed jets coming into land at Doncaster airport, he found a mysterious object shooting across the screen – and could find no explanation as to what the mystery ‘UFO’ may have been.

He had accidently recorded the aircraft in slow motion – and three seconds into the video a mystery object appeared.

But after the Free Press published the footage, UFO investigators have shared their views on what the mystery object may be – and their theories are more terrestrial than alien.

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Still picture showing the 'UFO' near a jet arriving at Doncaster Sheffield Airport - now investigators believe they may have solved the riddle

Ash Ellis, a researcher with the North West UFO Research and Investigation Group was among those to look into the mystery.

He said: “I've watched the video numerous times and slowed it down and to me, I'm 99 per cent sure it's a bug or insect flying close to the camera. This gives off the illusion that it's further away and looks to be flying very fast.

“It was recorded in slow motion so that why it looks so "good" so to speak. If viewed at normal speed it would literally be a split second speck across the image but because it's recorded in slow motion and is so close to the lens it appears to be "flying in a straight line" and looks to be in the distance.”

Jason Carignan National Chief Investigator for the MUFON Canada UFO investigation group also watched the footage, and stated on Twitter he thought it was likely to be an insect.

Andrew, from Maltby, has taken part in ghost investigation groups around Yorkshire and has used audio recordings to research unexplained phenomenon, but said he was not very good with phones or video recordings.

He said he was pleased to have a possible rational explanation for the film recording.

He said he had thought it was too fast to be a drone and didn’t think it was a bird.

"If I’d filmed it at full speed, I don’t think I would have noticed it,” he said. “But I investigate ghosts, not UFOs.”

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