There's a new video making rounds that shows what looks like a UFO approaching, slowing down and then deliberately entering Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano. Recorded around 8:30 p.m. on May 30, the video is one of several supposed UFO activity spotted near the active volcano since 2012.
Televisa, Mexico's media company, has been monitoring daily activity around the volcano. Last winter, images surfaced showing what looked like cigar-shaped objects entering the top of the volcano, located 40 miles south of Mexico City. Mark Dantonio, chief photo and video analysis of the Mutual UFO Network said at the time that the object in question was a "meteor captured on successive video frames."
"What I think is that this is not a likely fake. I think, for the moment, this is a genuine image capture," said Dantonio to the Huffington Post in an email, regarding the most recent UFO Mexican volcano story. "This is a low light camera (which) allows the vulcanologists studying the footage to see any incandescence on the flank of the volcano in night shots. As such, any brighter lights that are captured will appear very bright, as the one planet/star indicates."
After analyzing the UFO Mexican volcano video, Dantonio says the camera is a composition of shots put together.
"When played back at normal video speeds, the object is made to appear to be moving very fast, but, in fact, it is moving at aircraft speeds if you play it at the proper frame rate for the capture," says Dantonio.
When it comes to the UFO Mexican volcano story, Dantonio says that the time lapse effect makes it difficult to confirm if the object is terrestrial or extraterrestrial. In fact, Dantonio states that the object in the UFO Mexican volcano video "is turning at a rate consistent with aircraft, but the case that it is descending is not at all made. In this case, the object is moving from right to left and appears to be descending, but it is exactly this behavior you see if an aircraft at altitude is heading away from you -- this is the consequence of perspective and round Earth."
Wondering what Dantonio's expert opinion is regarding the UFO Mexican volcano theory? He doesn't believe it's a UFO entering the volcano.
"I am leaning toward the object being a captured commercial jet passing through the field of view. Several elements of this video are initially startling, firstly that the object appears to be moving fast, and secondly, that it appears to be descending into the volcano," shares Dantonio. "Because this is a time lapse video, however, the speed is an illusion, and the flight path of the object and the descending appearance are likely an illusion of perspective, as well."