Mass UFO sighting over military base due to flares, investigators claim

Triangle-shaped UFO sighted over California may have been flares, investigators claim. Pic credit: via Mick West/YouTube

UFO investigators claim that a 2021 mass UFO sighting incident over Camp Wilson in California was due to flares.

Video of the alleged mass sighting that surfaced online seemed to show a black triangle-shaped UFO with five red lights hovering in the night sky over Camp Wilson Marine Corps base.

However, researchers, including Greenwald Jr. (The Black Vault website) and Mick West (Metabunk and Contrail Science websites), claim that new evidence shows the lights were not from a hovering UFO.

Greenwald claims that smoke trails associated with the red lights indicated they were flares.

West argued that contrary to the impression that the lights could not be flares because they hovered for many minutes, evidence suggests they were falling slowly to the ground.

Renewed interest in the sighting comes after whistleblower David Grusch alleged that the U.S. government concealed UFO information for decades.

It also comes amid reports that the House Oversight Committee has scheduled a UFO hearing for the last week of July.

Mass sighting of black triangular UFO over Camp Wilson

The mass sighting of an alleged black triangle-shaped UFO occurred on April 20, 2021, at Camp Wilson on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) (aka 29 Palms) in San Bernardino County, California.

Witnesses (many of whom were Marines) said they saw a black triangle-shaped UFO hovering in the same spot in the sky for more than 10 minutes.

Footage of the alleged craft (see video below) uploaded online attracted considerable attention.

It appeared to show the dark outlines of the body of a triangular craft with five red lights hovering in the sky.

Were the red lights flares?

Many researchers, including the documentarian Jeremy Corbell, said they first thought the lights were flares or illumination rounds.

Corbell said he began doubting they were flares when the Marines who witnessed the lights claimed they saw the body of a craft.

The craft hovered in the sky for more than 10 minutes before disappearing.

Corbell told NBC News that the fact that the lights hovered for so long offered compelling evidence that they were no flares or illumination rounds.

He argued that flares and illumination rounds don’t last that long, and they fall to the ground.

Corbell also noted that illumination rounds went up while the alleged craft hovered in the sky. According to the researcher, it was easy to see the difference between the flares and alleged UFO lights.

Pentagon said military exercises were ongoing at the time

NBC reported that Pentagon reacted to inquiries about the alleged UFO, saying airspace exercises were ongoing during the mass sighting.

Declassified Pentagon videos showed military craft firing tracer ammunition and flares in the sky.

The videos also showed a set of triangle-shaped flares that looked like the alleged UFO filmed from a different side or angle.

But Corbell insisted that Marine witnesses said they saw the body of a craft.

The five UFO red lights were flares, researchers now claim

According to the Daily Mail, researcher John Greenwald Jr. reported he obtained documents backed by video and photographic evidence through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from the Pentagon this month.

The new evidence suggested a prosaic explanation (see video below).
Greenwald said the photos revealed smoke trails above the five lights suggesting they were flares. He also claimed that long exposure effects indicated they were not hovering as many witnessed thought but descending slowly.

UFO investigator Mick West explains the UFO video

UFO investigator Mick West explained why the lights were likely only flares in the video below:

He suggested they were not very bright because they were infrared illumination flares.

The shimmering suggests they were far away. It explains why witnesses thought they were hovering because their slow descent would be less noticeable when viewed from afar.

However, it seemed to observers that they hovered in the sky for many minutes.

West also noted that flares may last up to 7 minutes.

Corbell’s claim that a low-light image shows the outline of a body of a triangular craft was also likely mistaken. It was due to color-bleed, according to West.

Although many observers claimed the lights were triangle-shaped, viewers can see them gradually dispersing.

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