I'm always skeptical about little green men and their flying machines. There's always one nutter/hoaxer claiming to have captured an UFO on a blurry film. This time, however, it's hard to dismiss because multiple people caught it at the same time. Updated.
The video above shows three videos taken from three different angles by three different people—including one woman from Mississippi—synchronized into one. Here's the first video, showing a bright dot descending and hovering over Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, one of the holiest spots in the world, at the heart of the Jewish-Muslim conflict in Israel:
Yes, it's not very different from other blurry videos, except that this was simultaneously being filmed from different angles by other people around the city. That's the surprising fact. Here are more videos comparing the shots, with a close up of the American tourist's video:
I'm sure that many people will claim some short of divine hand in all this, since this temple has a huge significance for the three dominant religions in the world. According to the Muslim version of the Lord of the Rings, the Dome of the Rock is the place where Muhammad ascended to heaven accompanied by the angel Gabriel. They also believe that Muhammad hanged around here with Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. The Jewish also believe that Abraham prepared Isaac for sacrifice.
I don't know what the hell this is, but that kind of behavior—hovering so close to a building and accelerating at blinding speed upwards—can't be replicated by any flying machine known to humans. Maybe it's all just a very elaborated conspiracy by multiple people from different nationalities and beliefs. Perhaps it is an awesome hoax by someone else—maybe a viral marketing campaign. Or maybe it's a secret Israeli military UAV. I'm only certain of one thing: I can't wait for Bill O'Reilly to tell us about how this was probably Jesus descending in his spaceship to check out if the tides were still working or not.
What do you think? Is this real or a hoax? And if it is real, what do you think it may be?
Update: Here's the fourth video that appears on the initial comparison.