They are just rods all over again from what I can see, just cameras on drones detecting them in videos this time rather than single images with motion blur.
Same thing, a moving object smeared by motion blur and made to look fast by being close to the lens.
We should be able to simulate it in 3d modelling software as long as we can simulate the camera motion blur.
We should focus on the video subject of the topic. Not generalise and group everything. We have a number of analysis and none is conclusive yet.