Mentioning UFOs gets a strong reaction from most people. It’s like talking politics. Nobody really knows much about it, but they all seem to have very strong opinions about it. I saw Dennis Kucinich the other day… on tv 😉 Flying rods, or sky swimmers, are definitely unidentified. There has been some video and photographic evidence that there are… things… flying around out there. On film, they look like rods with manta ray wings. People have theorized that they can swim through water or air. They seem to travel at amazing speeds, 100 miles per hour by some accounts. they zip past the lens in a blur, leaving just a ghostly image to analyze.
Flying rods have been compared to dragon flies and other multi winged insects. Who knows? Skeptics say that flying rods are nothing more than regular insects, distorted by the cameras used to record them. The cave of swallows in Mexico is the most famous home of the skyfish. It’s an amazing formation. The cave is really a hole 1300 feet deep, carved out of the jungle by erosion. Base jumpers travel there to parachute under ground.
I’m not sure what to make of the flying rods. The explanations seem plausible. Slow shutter speeds could turn a regular insect into an elongated, undulating skyfish. On the other hand, we discover new species every day. there’s no reason why there couldn’t be some new species or genus of insect out there. Take J. Craig Ventner’s voyage aboard the Sorcerer II. He traveled around the world in a sailboat, taking water samples every 200 miles. They discovered almost 7,000 new species of microscopic animals. there’s a lot more about the world that we don’t know… I guess that’s why it’s called cryptozoology.