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Sept 2021


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Sightings and video by military and civilians of fleets of "balls of light" and lit "orb" UFOs may in fact be of ultra-advanced drones with the extraordinary ability to behave just like the mysterious phenomena. Recent "drone light shows" using technology new to the public helps to answer just what these types of UFOs really are and who is behind them. These displays, and conversations with these drone manufacturers, reveal a bleeding-edge technology that has allowed for a next-generation drone whose appearance and performance can easily be perceived as UFO-like, glowing "mystery lights".




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Launch of Light Drones at Tokyo Olympics

Perhaps one of the best examples of this new technology is the breathtaking aerial lights seen at the Tokyo Olympics Drone Show using Intel Corporation built and operated drones. Intel has branded their drone the "Shooting Star", a smallish drone of "quadcopter" design. One is unable to see the four rotor blades when the drone is appropriately illuminated and high aloft in the sky. Viewers on the ground see only bright globes of flickering and static luminous forms. They can change color and adjust light intensity. When at ideal height, the drone is completely silent, even when flown in drone "swarms".


In a stunning video released of The Olympics opening ceremony from this year, we see 1,800 ball-of-light drones come together in an extraordinary way above the city. This short video of light drones doing things never thought previously possible can be viewed here:


Their appearance and flight characteristics are so similar to UFO orbs and 'balls of light', that the parallels are undeniable. Orb-like light phenomena has stepped up in recent years, as shown in this June 2020 video from Houston:


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Supposed "UFO Orbs" videoed in 2019:



As interesting as these "real" lit orb UFOs are, the new Intel drones:


  • Can hover in the same place for a long time

  • Are self-illuminated, with light that can be adjusted in intensity and change colors, with visibility for miles

  • Maneuver together in incredible unison

  • Have no discernable means of propulsion

  • Move abruptly at extreme angles with extreme speed

  • Are silent


Additionally, this latest technology enables a single drone operator to control the actions of many hundreds of drones at the same time from one place.


These very-latest drones weigh less than three-quarters of a pound. They now are designed for more agile transitions and increased wind tolerances. Improved aerodynamics enable increased acceleration and speed for faster movements. Real-time GPS enables increased positional accuracy and onboard computer software allows for extreme precision. In the "Shooting Star" Intel drone, four ultra-powerful LEDs are gamma-corrected and installed within to emit light that is brilliant for several miles.


Newly-available drones can now be housed in a sphere-like 'exoskeleton' housing so that the drone appears to be an orb, as seen here:


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These new drones are even being developed by student scientists at universities. In this extraordinary clip, we see a drone operator flying a wingless sphere around a large room:



Such technology literally invites pranking and hoaxing of UFOs.




Recent UFO videos of orb lights, when viewed frame-by-frame, often show UFOs that disappear in certain frames. This 'flashing phenomena' is sometimes rather clear and suggests "hyperspace jumping" -- the ability of the UFO to disappear and reappear in a different position. But rather than going in and out of our familiar 3D, the real reason for this is very simple, explains a former Intel employee who granted an interview under the condition of anonymity: drones can turn their internal lighting on and off instantly. They are lit up and appear in one area of the night sky, shut off the lights, and appear in another area when they turn the unit's lighting back on. The visual effect is remarkable -- the 'vehicle' seems to be making a series of 'hyperspace jumps' when in fact it is simply a purposeful maneuver on the part of the drone operator to create the illusion.




The Intel executive interviewed would not confirm nor deny that the company sells its drones for military applications. But speaking in a round-about way, the Intel executive did say that "if such drones were sold to military, the purposes would be obvious." He discussed the reasons why such drones would be deployed. "If they were used" said the executive, such drones would:

  • Divert enemy air and ground resources to view the 'spheres of light' and analyze what they may be

  • Confuse the enemy and instill concern that the lights may attack

  • Break the enemy's attention away from their mission


These drones clearly have purpose beyond simple entertainment in the form of light shows. The tactical and psychological military purposes for such 'ball-of-light' technology may have been in evidence as early as the 1940s. They are highly reminiscent of the famed "foo-fighters" in the European theater that dogged our fighter planes. Globular and appearing wingless, they were basketball-sized to larger-sized flying spheres that appeared as internally lit and self-propelled. Their perplexing sharp angle maneuvers were sometimes in proximity to our planes, causing annoyance and diversion from mission. Radio control technology was invented in 1898 by Nikola Tesla and by the 1930s, was refined enough to control household devices and commandeer flying devices such as radio-controlled hobby airplanes. Little-remembered is that during World War II, the U.S. Army and Navy used radio controlled planes called Radioplanes as artillery target drones. The Radioplane Company was an American aviation company that produced drone aircraft primarily for use as gunnery targets.




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Of course, not all such sightings of "lit orb" and "ball of light" UFOs are of these advanced drones. But when such technology exists that is terrestrial, we need not immediately consider the extraterrestrial. The former Intel executive puts this very succinctly: "The general public does not fully understand the true extent of the new drone technology and its ability to mimic the movement of those kind of 'UFOs' across our skies."


And if we are now just getting glimpses of these drones, imagine what breakthrough prototype and experimental drones must be being developed and tested! And if we are now just understanding the technology in the context of entertaining light shows, imagine just what military and intelligence is capable of doing with them in defense of our nation!

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