On 23 September 2016, the National Police Air Service (NPAS), United Kingdom, posted the following to Twitter:
Any suggestion?? Nothing seen by local ATC… 👽?? pic.twitter.com/Hu07DLmn3z
— NPAS St Athan (@NPAS_StAthan) September 23, 2016
The British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society posted the following description and background for the video:
This rare footage was captured from a National Police Air Service helicopter’s FLIR camera by the pilot; however, the clip that you see here may have been copied from a screen rather than being the original recording, which obviously, the Police would be reluctant to release to the public.
For those who do not know, the FLIR is a thermographic camera that senses infrared radiation.
It has been reported that this UFO had heat, and travelled into the wind at a 1000 ft.
The pilot’s comments were that the object wasn’t visible in daytime mode, only in the camera’s infrared mode.
The clip was shared online by NPAS St Athan, the National Police Air Service based in South Wales.
They explained to their Twitter followers that the footage, which says it was 8.30pm, was actually taken about 9.30pm when it was pitch dark.
The filming was set to ‘black hot’, which means there is heat coming off the craft.
“Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes as we were coming back into land,” they add.
Commenters have asked if it was a balloon or lantern, but the pilot believes it wasn’t.
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Originating Organization: National Police Air Service (NPAS), United Kingdom