While seeking for new interesting footage from Syria, to update the yesterday post about the weapons being used by the regime against the opposition in Homs, I stumbled upon this video.
Something seemingly “solid” seems to orbit in the smoke coming from a burning building (an oil pipe according to a comment) at Homs. Most probably it has nothing to do with a drone (too low, it would be operating inside the smoke cloud where visibility is poor, and so on) and it is not even solid.
An optical illusion caused by a strong light? Thermal convection? Anything else that can be scientifically explained?
What’s your opinion?
- Syrian Mohajer 4 drone spying on the clashes at Homs, Syria (theaviationist.com)
- Special feature: all the weapons used by the Syrian regime on Homs. (theaviationist.com)
No compression artifact. See at 1:26 how a white smoke is mixing with the balck one soon after the thing/vortex is moving. As there is some white smoke coming up too it’s possible that there are two different materials burning with different smoke density and different temperature that causing the faster spiral movement of the white one inside the black one….
Hi, could be some electrostatic effect?
Jonathan took the words right out of my mouth. That’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw it. It seems like every “orbit” was a bit lower, as if gravity was having a greater effect than the updraft.
Somebody sampling – particulates and/or vapors? Who and why? Concern over CW? Can the location of the burn be triangulated from multiple images? Then Google Earth to see what’s there. The apparent control of the platform to remain inside the plume suggests local command vice semi-autonomous. Very strange indeed.