Category Archive: UFO

Unidentified Filmed Objects – where we will post screen grabs of film frames that we would like members of the public to help us identify the people, places and objects

Nov 12

UFO – mystery film

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Nesting birds–Gibbes–home movies Its time for a UFO again and this month our Unidentified Filmed Object consists of 2 items, the area and the subject. This film is of nesting birds in a lake or wetlands area and we would like you to name the species of bird and, if possible, the lake or area …

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Sep 13

UFO – Unidentified men on the street

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Where were you on January 24th 1973? Were you in Florence, SC and were you stopped by a WBTW reporter on that day? If so, you might recognize yourself in this featured video. We don’t know much about this local television news item. http://mirc.sc.edu/fedora/repository/usc%3A1155 It was possibly filmed in Florence, SC – can you identify …

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Aug 15

UFO–Unidentified Fauxhoho Object

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Here at MIRC we often come across bizarre bits of footage about which we would like to know more – this especially is one and that is why it was picked by our curators as the featured unidentified filmed object in this series. In this blog we usually try and cover the information behind a …

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May 04

Unidentified Fencing Object?

Do you know this man?

This wonderful piece of film shows a man displaying Japanese swordsmanship techniques but we have no idea who he is – do you? This was filmed for a piece that was included on Local Television station WBTW and aired in 1976. Please let us know if you have any idea about this person or remember …

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May 01

Unidentified Feline (?) Object

Still from "Unidentified," Vishniac 283

As Lydia mentioned, we plan to regularly post images of things, people and places that we are struggling to identify–Unidentified Filmed Objects, or UFOs, for short. We’re kicking the series off with this little fella, who was shot by the pioneering microcinematographer Roman Vishniac. Although he is more famous for his work filming micro-organisms, Vishniac loved …

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