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Crowd stops to watch fleet of UFOs over Colombia.

A large crowd stopped to observe a fleet of UFOs in the sky above Pereira, Colombia on Friday, November 8.

Orb UFOs over Pereira, Colombia. (Credit: YouTube)

Orb UFOs over Pereira, Colombia. (Credit: YouTube)

A video of the event was uploaded to YouTube with the following brief [translated] description:

this happened about 5 pm
the day November 8, 2013
pereira sky was filled entirely white dots

UFO website TheUFOTimes.com describes, “This armada of UFO orbs . . . caught the whole city by surprise. These orbs are not often seen, but when they are it seems that the UFOs are certainly not shy and not trying to hide.”

The video shows hundreds of bright orbs lazily drifting in the evening sky over Pereira. Next, the video cuts to a shot of pedestrians stopping to view the aerial objects. This back and forth between the orbs and the crowd of onlookers is repeated several times. But there is never a continuous shot of the crowd and the orbs. There is always an edited cut in between. This detail led some to suspect that the video could be a manufactured hoax.

Students with their 'potato bombs.' (Credit: La Tarde)

Students with their ‘potato bombs.’ (Credit: La Tarde)

But according to Colombian newspaper La Tarde, the fleet of UFOs did in fact appear over Pereira. The newspaper clarified, however, that these orbs were not extraterrestrial.

La Tarde reports that 400 students from the Andean Region University Foundation tied potatoes to balloons on November 8 as a symbolic act to protest against healthcare reform. La Tarde addressed the confusion caused by the video showing the alleged mass UFO sighting in Pereira by simply stating, “[I]t is clear that the objects seen in the sky were the ‘potato bombs.'”

About Jason McClellan

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.


  1. ufo’s tend to fly in formation (because thay are under intelligent control). these have no formation at all and are quite literally all over the place.THESE ARE BALLOONS!!!

  2. Balloons.

  3. el retardos…

  4. It’s interesting to me how illuminated these so called “balloons” are.

    Also, there are way to many orbs to be just a few balloons that students released earlier that day and, once balloons get that high in the atmosphere, it’s VERY difficult to see them.

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