Last weekend, the people of Gdansk, Poland, witnessed a strange sight. A glowing saucer floated into town from the sea, swirling over the city while projecting what witnesses called "geometric patterns" of light. Was it a UFO, a secret government project, or part of the Morgellons conspiracy?
None of the above. It was actually a cool art project created by New York artist Peter Coffin and London-based group Cinimod, which does a lot of cool light installations. It was unleashed on the unsuspecting visitors to the Gdansk Festival of Stars.
According to the Cinimod blog:
The overall UFO structure is 7 metres in diameter and manufactured of aluminum for lightness. 3000 bright and individually controllable Color Kinetics LED nodes have been arrayed across the structure and are controlled via a solid state computer. An on board 6 kw generator provides the system power, and the overall UFO can be remotely controlled via SMS messaging.
There's also video of what it looked like when the UFO zoomed into town.