Here is an interesting analysis of the fairly recent “Navy UFO” video, which shows correspondences between its movements – or at least those of what you see on the video – and those of the camera system of the fighter plane which observed. This suggests that what you are seeing is an artifact – a dazzling flash – and not the craft or object behind it. Creator Mick West is careful to point out that he doesn’t address other evidential aspects of the encounter (notably that the pilots saw something themselves), simply pouring cold water on the apparent movements. of the ship – the crazy aerodynamics – that made the video so exciting.
The tl;dr: UFO bumps, spins and rolls with camera gimbal movements, and West shows examples of this in various other footage recorded by similar camera systems. jump to 17:15 for the recap: the rotating glare matches the data.
The “Gimbal” UFO is the poster child of modern UFO videos. Leaked in 2017 and officially released in 2019, it is considered by many to be a true anomalous craft, exhibiting flight characteristics beyond current human technology. But is it? There are four observables in the video, four things you can verify yourself, that demonstrate that the most likely thing we’re looking at is actually a camera artifact. It’s probably an infrared reflection, hiding the hot object behind it, and spinning only because the camera rotates when tracking the target from left to right. That doesn’t mean it’s not a “UAP”, or that it’s not unidentified, or that it’s not an incredible contraption – it just means that it doesn’t exhibit any incredible behavior, and so that opens the door to more mundane possibilities, like a distant small jet, just taking off, the heat from the engines (viewed towards the exhaust) creating a big reflection in the thermal camera.