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Orange Orb UFO Materializes Over Columbus, Indiana

How does it do that?

One of the more unusual qualities of certain UFO sightings is that the objects can sometimes be seen to split into pieces or combine to form a whole in ways that defy what we understand as the laws of physics. Different UFO enthusiasts have different explanations for what is being witnessed in some instances. One theory is the idea of the crafts themselves working like giant lego sets, which can be broken off and moved around at will both independently or as a group. Another is that the “pieces” that break off are just plasma energy being dispelled, the way our own booster rockets are designed to fall off and be discarded during space launches. However, that does not always explain the separation and recombination of UFOs that witnesses have documented.

Take this video, recorded in Columbus, Indiana.


In this video, the man claims to have been seeing strange orange lights appearing and disappearing for a while, and he’s trying to catch their complete appearance and disappearance in a single clip. Eventually, they appear, split into several pieces, and then recombine and disappear again.

So what is it?

Well, despite the appearance and disappearance of several “orange orbs,” these lights do not exhibit any other of the “five observable” traits of known-unknown UFOs. In other words, they just float in the air. The video itself is very distant and blurry, and it’s possible that rather than filming UFOs splitting air what he is actually seeing is falling flares, appearing (“splitting”) when they ignite and then disappearing (“recombining”) when they burn out.