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Viewers of Channel 4 News in London were surprised on August 16th when they observed a UFO zooming through the sky in the background during an interview.

UFO flies behind British politician on live TV

UFO zooming behind Tom Watson (credit: Channel 4)

Viewers of Channel 4 News in London were surprised on August 16th when they observed a UFO zooming through the sky in the background during an interview with British politician Tom Watson. According to the Metro, viewers called the television station to report the strange object that “appeared at the top of the screen, before darting downwards in a flash.”

The UFO is only visible for a couple of seconds, and it is difficult to make out any physical details of the object. An airplane or helicopter have been suggested as possibilities, but the movement demonstrated by the UFO in the video makes these explanations seem unlikely. A seagull or another bird gliding through the London sky could be the identity of the object in question, but that is simply speculation.

The UFO remains unidentified, and will likely remain so. One factor that makes identifying this particular UFO challenging is that the Channel 4 interview was most likely shot in front of a green screen, with the London video backdrop digitally added to the video, meaning that the London scene with the UFO zooming through the frame was pre-recorded. Unless the television station knows exactly when the London scene was recorded, the option of contacting local air traffic controllers to see if there was an aircraft in the sky at that particular time does not exist.

But, again, the object in this video is most likely a bird, and it is unlikely that authorities will investigate the incident.

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Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.