"Metapod" UFO. Top voted post of the month on r/UFOs, maybe top of all time

Z.W. Wolf

Senior Member.
Doesn't act the way you might think

Plastic bags in the sky not even filled with helium

Another plastic bag

Falling leaves

Cherry blossoms. I suggest setting the playback speed to 0.25.

blowing trash
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For those who find the balloon theory preferable to the thing-on-a-string theory, or for "string theory" proponents willing to prove themselves wrong in the interests of truth, explaining what would cause the appearance of what looks like a string in several frames would be helpful. "String" is:
Only visible above the object, not below.
Only visible when zoomed in sufficiently that a string might become visible.
Similar artifacts never appear elsewhere in the video. (If they do and I'm missing them, anybody feel free to point them out.)

If there is a string extending above it, it might still be a balloon inflated with regular air. If the apparant string can be shown to be something else (presumably some sort if video artifact) that should help clarify what we're looking at...