When UFOs are witnessed in the wilderness by a single person, they’re largely dismissed without a second thought. When multiple eyewitnesses see something strange, there is a little more interest, but it’s largely reserved at best. When something strange is seen by thousands or even millions of people on live television, however, it’s another matter.
Even though explanations might be found for some of these live sightings, at the time they were seen and broadcast on television, they served to create immense interest, if only for a short period. Here are ten instances where live television broadcast a little more than they originally bargained for . . .
10. Orb Spotted From The Roof Of The TVA Building
While reporting the weather for TVA News on top of the roof of the network’s building in Montreal, Canada, on the evening of October 2, 2014, Colette Provencher was perhaps the only person involved in the live broadcast who didn’t see the strange green orb making its way through the sky behind her.
Many commentators, after the initial frenzy, claimed assuredly that it was merely a meteor or shooting star, including Sebastian Giguere, scientific and education coordinator for the Mont-Megantic Observatory AstroLab. Other Internet users, however, pointed out that the glowing orb appeared much too big for a meteor. Also, its movements were not entirely consistent with naturally occurring aerial phenomena.
9. ‘Streak Of White Light’ On BBC Breakfast
On August 5, 2009, while anchor Colin Briggs hosted the morning news, a strange speeding object was seen by millions on the BBC’s live webcam as it whizzed past the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle.
From the lower left of the large screen behind Briggs, a “streak of white light” appeared, going under one of the bridge’s arches and then moving upward at a 45-degree angle. Many eagle-eyed viewers soon copied the clip onto social media platforms, and a plethora of theories as to what it was soon piled up—ranging from a model airplane to the obvious claims of extraterrestrials.
When leading UK UFO expert Nick Pope was asked his opinion, he, at least in part, offered those looking for “the truth” a little credibility when he stated that the slowed down footage ruled out the object being a bird and that it was “an intriguing film and a genuine mystery.”