Was there a UFO at Friday night’s London Olympics fireworks display, or has the flying object been identified as the Goodyear Blimp? That’s the question being debated online today by many denizens of the Internet. No one is disputing whether the Goodyear Blimp was present during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. The question is whether the UFO spotted flying among the fireworks and the Goodyear Blimp were one and the same.
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To be specific, if the Olympics UFO actually was a blimp, it was the The Goodyear-Airship “Spirit of Europe II” with its safety lights turned off and its Goodyear advertising banner removed. The Goodyear-Airship “Spirit of Europe II” is a small, non-rigid airship, or Type A-60 blimp. Such blimps measure 130 feet in length, 34 feet in width and 44 feet in height. They are illuminated internally by two 1,000 watt lamps.
According to Universally Aware, the Goodyear Blimp may have been the “alleged UFO over the Olympics.” As evidence, the site references a video of the Goodyear-Airship “Spirit of Europe II” that was taken at night.
Footage of the Olympics UFO has had the unique ability to be all things to all people. Viewers see something different in the footage of the object that coasted through the air above the London Olympics during the opening ceremony. While some see the Goodyear Blimp, others see a flying saucer.
Both camps have enhanced videos to support their claims. The enhanced video by ADGUK is still the most dramatic footage to support the flying saucer UFO theory, but footage of the Goodyear-Airship “Spirit of Europe II” supports the Goodyear Blimp theory. Watch both videos and draw your own conclusion.
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