People of the Southern US, prepare to once again be ashamed of your delightful drawl and slightly backwards education system.*
Some poor, credulous redneck saw a gnat flying through a CNN broadcast of Barack Obama’s inauguration, naturally assumed it was aliens visiting the planet Earth “military security technology,”** and quickly uploaded the video to YouTube complete with his delightful color commentary. Highlights include the gnat obviously zipping back and forth in front of the Washington Monument while the hick points out that it is actually (contrary to the video) a very large object flying behind “the obelisk.”
Let this be a lesson to you: when looking for hits on YouTube (>374,000), don’t let the facts get in the way. EVER.
*I’m sorry, Southern rednecks. I really do love you, especially Maria.
**That’s a quick edit I just did after I read the info he put on the video, which currently reads, “I don’t think it’s alien, if anything, it must be some military security technology we have or something.” The words “bug,” “gnat,” or “insect” do not appear in his description.
UPDATE! Another video has surfaced! This one is very enjoyable.