By Dina Ginzburg
Last week, we wrote that UFO sightings have increased in Canada. Can the same be said for England? During the fireworks at the London Olympics opening ceremony, a large blob was seen gliding over the stadium. Spectators did the most logical thing possible and assumed that it was a UFO.
To give them credit, that theory isn’t so farfetched. The opening ceremony was pretty amazing and we wouldn’t blame aliens for wanting to check it out. Alas, the supposed UFO was actually a Goodyear blimp. Not as dramatic, but at least it’s a lot less scary!
The “Spirit of Safety” blimp was providing coverage for NBC so that the ceremony could be broadcasted to people watching at home. All the lights that would identify it as a blimp and not a flying saucer were turned off so that they wouldn’t get in the way of the lights and fireworks of the show bellow. The Goodyear sign was also removed because they aren’t Olympic sponsors, so people would have just seen a giant blue and yellow ball.
Interestingly enough, some people had actually taken bets prior to the event on whether or not a UFO would appear at the ceremony. Not this time, but hey, there’s still hope for the closing ceremony, right?