The Jerusalem UFO: What we have so far
At around 1 a.m. on January 28, 2011, two friends recorded a UFO descending over the Temple Mount in the old city of Jerusalem, Israel. The first video was uploaded to YouTube on January 29, with three more being uploaded in the ensuing days.
The third video could quickly be debunked as a hoax, while the authenticity of the first two are still being debated all over the web. Some claim the perspective is off, others say they recognize lighting effects from popular 3D and video editing software. The perspective issue is explained by some to be a product of image stabilization technology used in cameras. Others who are familiar with CGI and software such as 3D Studio Max, Maya and Adobe After Effects, say the videos, if faked, are made too well to be disregarded as hoaxes without having a professional video analysis done.
And now there’s a fourth video muddying the waters still further.
See this forum thread for a list of mainstream media outlets covering the story.
The below map shows where the videos were allegedly shot. Video 1 and 2 were filmed south of the Temple Mount and video 4 was filmed from the north. Click the yellow cameras to see daytime footage from each location.