What the … What Was That?

NBC DFW tower cam captures strange light

By Bruce Felps
|  Friday, Jul 29, 2011  |  Updated 11:38 AM CDT
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An NBC 5 viewer noticed a weird light drop out of the sky on our sky cam, and then fly away.  What do you think it is?

An NBC 5 viewer noticed a weird light drop out of the sky on our sky cam, and then fly away. What do you think it is?

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Frame by Frame: What's That Light?

Frame by frame sequence of a strange lighted object captured by NBC 5's tower camera. (NOTE: No sound and severely slowed motion.)
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by Bruce Felps

Our tower camera Monday morning recorded something a bit out of the ordinary.

A light dropped out of the sky — upper-right of the video — and seemingly disappeared. A slow-motion look, though, appears to show a fainter view of the light veering off at about a 45-degree angle to the image right.

Speculation in the NBC DFW newsroom ranged from bug to UFO. Those wacky news people … a bug.

One reader-viewer in the comments section said it was a shooting star, but shooting stars don’t make right turns and ascend, do they?

Station management, or somebody, contacted UFO investigators to review the video and offer an opinion on the nature — or unnatural source — of the light. That should be interesting.

But what do you think it was? Fire up the comments section, and we’ll post some of the points of view.

Me? I think it was intelligent extraterrestrial life who approached and realized, nope, no advanced life-forms here, then took a hard right to go look elsewhere.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He hopes there is intelligent life somewhere out there. Man, are we it? 

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