A UFO Over Jerusalem? Only If You Want To Believe In Those Sorts Of Things : The Two-Way Videos have surfaced on YouTube that claim to show a UFO, really a glowing, pulsating ball of light, as it descends from the sky, hovers over the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and then shoots straight back up into the night sky.
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A UFO Over Jerusalem? Only If You Want To Believe In Those Sorts Of Things

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I have to say, I'm a sucker for UFO stories. So I couldn't pass up passing this along.

Videos have surfaced on YouTube that claim to show a UFO, really a glowing, pulsating ball of light, as it descends from the sky, hovers over the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and then shoots straight back up into the night sky.

The Sydney Morning Herald says the sightings took place on January 28. A story on The Vancouver Sun offers several choices of video showing the event.

Is it a hoax? Probably. Or, maybe, it's just an illusion, a trick of the eye and there's some more down-to-earth explanation. But, for the moment, it's fun to take it at face value and just wonder: What was that?