UFO video from North Tryon, PEI
Mr. and Mrs. Quigley of North Tryon, Prince Edward Island, observed a strange phenomenon in the sky and recorded a video of the event. Newspaper articles (e.g., Globe & Mail, Dec. 31, 2007) reported that meteorologists at Environment Canada had no explanation for the observed formation. The weather conditions at the time were inconsistent with those normally present with water spouts or tornados. Several frames posted below in Figure 1 were extracted from the video for further study. The details in each image were enhanced with the Photoshop equalization plugin available from Mehdi. The following discusses each enhanced frame in sequence.
Frame 1 (00:08): This frame is the initial view from a distance. The object appears as a dark blob that reaches tenuously upward to terminate in a torus.
Frame 2 (00:45): This frame shows that the tenuous region has grown and filled in to form a dark conical structure. There is a hint of a slightly lighter object above the cone.
Frame 3 (00:50): This frame shows a torus-shaped structure between the opening of the cone and the lighter object above it.
Frame 4 (00:56): This frame shows more of the object's shape. It appears very much like the silhouette of a modern delta wing aircraft. The shape could be due to a fortuitous arrangement of JPEG artifacts, but it is so similar to the silhouette of the B2 stealth bomber that it is unlikely to be an artifact. See Figure 2 below where the silhouette is outlined beside pictures of the B2 aircraft.
Frame 5 (00:57): This frame again shows the triangular shape of the presumed aircraft. It also shows a connection between the aircraft and the top of the conical object, suggesting that the cone is made from material emitted by the aircraft.
Figure 1. Extracted frames from the video
Figure 2 shows the enhanced Image 4 of Figure 1 with the shape of the delta wing aircraft outlined in black. Below it are photographs of the B2 stealth bomber. The silhouette of the B2 bomber is strikingly similar to that of the unknown object.
Figure 2. Outlined object from Image 4