Here's the link that was shared with me on Twitter: UFOs seen in sky over London

Something about it strikes me as fake but I'll let the experts judge.
Can anyone tell me how can this happen if it's not a genuine UFO sighting?

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    You're going to get complaints from the pedants, which includes me: UFO=Unidentified Flying Object. This is definitely a UFO. The real question is whether it is an alien spacecraft. Please edit.
    – Oddthinking
    Jun 26, 2011 at 14:57
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    interesting; there are two more videos ( 1, 2 ) supposedly of the same UFOs. However, considering we're talking about London, a city with a population of almost 8m, there should have been thousands of uploaded videos, not just three. Also, in the end the man filming seems so say "let's go; we've got fu**ing members of the", and it is assumed "public" followed. My guess is that this is a hoax, and all the filming people were a part of it. Jun 26, 2011 at 14:59
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    @Oddthinking: The question is if it's a UFO or even that is a fake. Who said it's flying? It could be computer generated.
    – the_drow
    Jun 26, 2011 at 15:43
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    If the question is "Could this thing be really flying?" then say so. If the question is "Could this thing be an alien mothership?" then say so. I don't believe the question you really want to ask is "Is this unidentified object that appears to be flying in the sky a real unidentified flying object?"
    – Oddthinking
    Jun 26, 2011 at 17:25
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    @Oddthinking: @RandolfRichardson: The question being asked is if this is a fake computer generated/a reflection of something or a known physical phenomena or it's a genuine real UFO. If you'd answer it might be a real UFO I'd be intrigued to question further. I'm not sure how you want me to clarify my question furthermore than it is already.
    – the_drow
    Jun 27, 2011 at 7:03

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As commenter, SubZero1703 pointed out on this YouTube video of (apparently) the same phenomena, at the 20 second mark there is point where the camera moves, and the UFOs move with it.

It is unlikely that real world objects would happen to speed-up/slow-down exactly in time with the camera movement.

This is highly suggestive that the UFOs are fakes, added in post-production, with a small glitch in their camera-tracking.

There have been some claims that the work was done by Beam.TV, who have an office nearby the video you cited, but I haven't found any substantive evidence of that.

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