I think it’s probably a distant aircraft, as when the camera moves, the position of the object moves in sync with the far clouds, which tends to indicate it’s part of the environment.
“We know that the shape of a very bright IR source, like the engine of a plane, can be much bigger than the object itself.
“Of note is the ‘cold’ glow around the hot sources, indicating that’s just a camera thing.
“If people try to describe this as some kind of ‘aura’ or ‘field’ then they obviously have not done their homework.”
Metabunk uses videos and graphics to explain its findings, and he explained how under IR imaging the lights from a jet engine can blur into a large singular black form.
He said: “If it’s actually a distant airliner with a 200 foot wingspan, and the ‘saucer’ shape is actually flare, then the effective length on the long visual axis there would be more like 500 feet. Hence 120 miles away.”
So how did he explain the strange movements the object appeared to make in the footage?
He said it could be the plane turning in an opposite direction to the navy pilot’s camera.
Mr West wrote: “The sensor heading indicator is very interesting because it goes from 54°L to 6°R.
“The orientation of the shape flips as it goes over from left to right.
One user wrote: “The video in question comes from a gun cam. Fighter pilots are extremely well trained people.
“To assume that they are incapable of using their equipment and are not competent to distinguish a plane from something unusual is really stretching it.
“Regardless, the body of years of honest research establishes that something not from our known civilisation is seen in the skies and in bodies of water. No amount of debunking will change those facts.”
Thomaswastaken added: “The events on video are corroborated by at least one pilot.
“The videos, according to the source, are from two different jets, at two different times of day.
“The debriefing from the event says that six pilots saw the object in person. “In addition, a ship and an E2 Hawkeye has the object on radar when acting as air traffic control.
“Until you can explain multiple interacting lines of evidence, you’ve got no business attempting to debunk the account.”