He’s the U.S. president who has had flies land on his face numerous times, prompting some to call him “Lord of the flies.” And he has been buzzed by bees. And has had rodents running across his presidential podium while addressing reporters. His face has even been compared to the character of Satan the devil in “The Bible” TV miniseries.
But the latest seems a little far fetched, surreal and maybe simply put, stupid. But again, maybe stupidity will be in us to ignore.
Several websites have picked up the story of a mysterious flash during Barack Obama’s visit to his ancestral homeland of Kenya last month.
The latest case involves video of Obama’s arrival July 24 in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, posted by Kenya CitizenTV.
As the president smiles and shakes hands with those greeting him at the airport after he descends from Air Force One, a strange image races across the screen from right to left, seemingly directly in front of Obama.
The translucent, gray figure rushes by in the blink of an eye, and is difficult to discern at regular speed. A freeze-frame analysis indicates the flash may appear to have a head and shoulders as it scurries along.
Of course, there’s a variety of possible explanations for the mystery, including a camera flash, a reflection, an out-of-focus person, a boom microphone, a bird, an insect, a glitch in the video or the always popular optical illusion.