Are aliens here? Shining white 'UFO' spotted over Jerusalem shrine
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 12:08 PM on 3rd February 2011
A shining ball of light has been filmed hovering above a Jerusalem shrine, in footage which UFO enthusiasts say could finally prove aliens exist.
The clips show the pulsating orb descend and hover above the Dome of the Rock, an ancient Islamic shrine, before shooting up into the night sky. It then descends again and disappears.
Unusually, the sighting has been filmed from different viewpoints, meaning it has been more difficult to dismiss than most.
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Object: The 'UFO' (ringed) has been filmed from several perspectives, making the sighting more difficult to dismiss than most
UFO?: The white light hovers over the Dome of the Rock
G-Force: The 'UFO' shoots up into the sky at a rate 'no living thing could survive' according to UFO expert Nick Pope
Highlighted: The mystery blob can be clearly seen in the night sky above the city
The footage was taken in Jerusalem at 1am on Saturday morning and has spread like wildfire on the internet.
It has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people and prompted fierce debate among UFO enthusiasts and sceptics.
Former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator Nick Pope told The Sun: 'If these are real, they are some of the most incredible videos ever shot.
'If they are not, then this is a very well-planned and co-ordinated hoax designed to eliminate elements of doubt.'
He said the way the object shoots up suggests it is unmanned: 'We know the Israeli army has some very high-tech drones at its disposal.
'If this is one, it is one of the most advanced pieces of technology created by man.'