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)
Looks like the reflection of light off the smoke of sunlight being reflected off something on the ground. A rotating dish or something similar.
Really could be a compression artifact. How many times is that video compressed? Once at the camera, then to the satellite, then again to You Tube?
Parachute from some kind of munitions?
I think it’s a bird between the camera and the smoke.
Could easily be something extraordinarily light being buffeted around in the updraft caused by the smoke. Something similar to a mylar balloon, for example.