The Flome Alien

A strange light anomaly was captured on video in early 2015 by Professor Robert Flome of California.  The video was shot by an exterior security camera with LED-enhanced night vision.  The camera is affixed to a balcony with no window or other covering to impede its view or reflect light.  Professor Flome speculates that the light anomaly is some sort of alien being and ascribes its actions to "purpose, motivation, and [a] sense of direction."  He speculates that the being moves via extending a pseudopod in the air, and that what he describes as "pods" are present and somehow connected to the entity.

I'm not sure about any of that.  I think these assumptions illustrate the danger of applying our own narrative to an unexplained phenomenon.  What I see in this video is an interesting light anomaly with no known cause.  Judging by the glare of the houselights across the street, I'm not completely convinced that it's not an insect reflecting the infrared LEDs attached to the camera.  And the "pods" he mentions seem almost certainly to be lens flare.  That aside, it could be some sort of electromagnetic effect, or even the alien energy being described by the professor.  We just don't have enough information to be sure.  I can tell you, though, that the quickest way to be wrong is to apply snap judgments and wishful thinking.  So, what do you think?  Do you see anything that I might have missed?  Is this an innocent insect, cosmic being caught on camera, electromagnetic effect, or something else? 

Yours in Impossibility,


Tobias Wayland