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NBA Star's UFO Sighting ... EXPLAINED

12/14/2010 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili can rest easy tonight -- because TMZ has uncovered the truth behind the UFOs he spotted over L.A. earlier this month ... and turns out, Red Bull is to blame!!!

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A rep for the company tells TMZ ... a team of Red Bull Air Force skydivers took the plunge over Santa Monica at around 5:00 PM on December 1 -- the exact time and day Manu was caught on tape
watching glowing objects descend from the sky.

As for the glowing? We're told the skydivers were carrying powerful flares during their descent.

Case finally closed ... take that, Scully and Mulder.


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JLS    

Very impressive investigative work, TMZ staff!

Not easy to track and you did it!

1358 days ago
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Fred    

VIDEO: NASA Footage of UFO Fleet Leaving Earth...NASA Astronaut confirms Extraterrestrials are here... Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell: The UFO crash in Roswell... Pravda: Extraterrestrial Spaceships Land and Crash on Earth Regularly... Pope's star watcher to visit Nasa (12th February 2009) and talk aliens:
http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2010/10/nasa-footage-of-ufo-fleet-leaving-earth.html

1357 days ago
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lissalissa25    

oh my god, like this is what they want you to believe. I can't believe they now have you all fooled. Look, I was abducted by these creatures!!!!!!!!!! Is nobody listening to me???? oh dear lord above help the sheep. You may all think i'm crazy but when the Ukraine falls(thanks kramer for saying its weak), we will soon fall afterwards but i'll be happy and safe in my shelter 37 foot below the earths surface(these creatures can't go below 36 foot), happily eating my spam and banana pudding.
Just you wait and see! god help you all and please don't save the queen!

1357 days ago
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raven    

Do they really believe that we are going to be fooled ? Seriously!!!

1357 days ago
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lissalissa25    

Raven, FINALLY A SANE VOICE! You may share my spam:) let the rest of them fall with the ukraine.

1357 days ago
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lissalissa25    

psssst, post 6 & 7 is from them. They are here, dear god, the Ukraine must have fallen.

1357 days ago
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Sharon     

Is this like the weather balloon in 1947, Roswell NM, for more paranormal stories http://www.kenhudnall.com

1357 days ago
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ElfBoy    

OK so where are the red bull photos to prove that the sky jumpers were using flares. By poating red bull photos will show that this is NOT a propaganda cover up. SHOW US THE RED BULL PHOTOS TMZ

1357 days ago
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raven    

Thank you lissalissa25.

1357 days ago
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lissalissa25    

Elfboy, exactly, they think those of us in the know won't know what we know when its obvious we know that we know what they don't won't us to know, you know? And when the Ukraine falls i'll let them know again that i knew then what they don't think i know now just cuz the don't want me to know i know what they knew i knowed cuz its so transparently obvious that i know.

Raven baby, u welcome, might even let u have 2 of my banana puddings baby cakes! You know?

1357 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

red bull ****. tmz you should do better than to promote red bull on no basis..
first of all you don't conclude UFO on what is piss poor video and camera work..
and second, having studied UFO imagery a lot I'd say this looks like it might well be a contrail from a plane lit up by the setting sun. because it's high up where the sun still shines. quite common.
key to a ufo video is movement that conventional vehicles can't do. this looks just as slow as you'd expect normal airplanes. if zipping around the sky it can't be a normal aircraft.
simple.

1357 days ago
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none of your beez wack    

redbull nascar has the actual video of them. DUH! they even state it was them, DUH!

link: RT @redbull: Dear @TMZ @manuginobili @deadspin: "UFO" http://win.gs/SilverSurfer aka the @redbull/airforce - Video: http://win.gs/hKYEEx #LA
about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

second link: Don't worry @manuginobili, it was just the Red Bull AIr Force --> http://bit.ly/fH5m7Q. @TMZ @RedBull #nascar

you people may now rest your little pea brains.

1357 days ago
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why is she there ?    

WHAT YOU ARE SAYING ABOUT A MEDIA ADVERTISING WHORE BRAND BALLOON IS THAT IT WAS NOT A U.F.O ! THIS IS UTTER CRAP .
IT WAS A STAR BEINGS CRAFT, THERE ARE MANY OTHER BEINGS UP THERE WATCHING, ALL GOOD AND ALL NON HUMAN BUT LOOK HUMAN , WAKE UP .
SAYING IT IS A BALLOON IS SO 50'S .
BALLOON ARE FOR LOONS .
WAKE UP TO THE TRUTH .
ALL OTHER PLANETS ARE INHABITED BY SUPER ADVANCED BEINGS AND WE ARE JUST INFANTS LIVING IN THE STONE AGE . AGAIN, WAKE UP .

1357 days ago
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anony    

The US military always used the lame "flare" excuse when things like this happen.
--One jumper? Where are the rest of them?
--No smoke
--Moving too fast

Not necessarily a UFO, but NOT a flare.

1357 days ago
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TotalPortal    

Come to http://totalportal.ca and lets all share on a discussion about this!

1357 days ago
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