I think that everyone at some point in their lives has pondered about UFOs and otherworldly beings visiting our planet. While this topic is very controversial, It is extremely likely according to the famous Drake equation, that we cannot be alone in this vast universe.  Provided here is a simple and fun experiment in filming these unidentified craft. In my experience I have always captured something using the following method. It would seem that these objects are always present in our skies although they move too fast for the human eye to see. Under controlled conditions and using three different cameras I have always had results.

Things you will need:

  • A camera
  • Video editing software
  • Patience

The first thing you need to do is find a clear patch of sky, It's always good to have some points of reference in the frame such as tree tops. Set up your camera on a tripod or simply hold it pointing at the place you have chosen to film. It's recommended to use a tripod and leave it recording for a few hours because this can take a long time.

After you have recorded the clip, Import it in the computer and open it in a video editing program for review. The software needs to support playing back the footage one frame at a time, There is a lot of software that can do this. For Windows users, I recommend Avid or Windows movie maker. Linux users can get Avidemux from their repository with the following terminal command:

"sudo apt-get install avidemux"

The next step requires the most time. You can either go through the entire clip frame by frame to find what you are looking for, Or you can adjust the speed of playback and keep an eye out for any unidentified flying objects.

These objects move very fast and are sometimes hard to see. This process takes time but usually produces results. Have fun and don't feel too silly! 

Included in this article is some footage I took using this technique.