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There Was a Strange UFO in “The Walking Dead” This Past Sunday…

Creator Robert Kirkman once joked that aliens were responsible for the dead coming back to life.

There was a lot to talk about in regards to this past Sunday night’s episode of “The Walking Dead, and while we were too busy being focused on Winslow the Gladiator Zombie, we totally missed something pretty strange that we wanted to shine the spotlight on today. When Jadis took Rick high atop a trash pile to show him just how massive their community is, you may have noticed that terrible green screen was utilized to expand upon the scenery. But we’re not here to poke fun at the show’s budgetary constraints, because hey, we can overlook that stuff.

What was most strange about the greenscreen shot, as spotted by eagle-eyed viewer Angel Luis, is that there was kind of fast-moving, unidentified flying object off in the distance behind Rick’s head. From the far right, a black object zooms past the screen; one might assume it’s a plane that got in the way of the shot, but again we must remind that the backdrop wasn’t shot on location.

When you look even closer at the video (embedded below), you’ll spot not one but FOUR different objects that zoom past the screen, all coming from the same direction.

So what’s the explanation here? Are we looking at nothing more than a technical effects glitch? Did they simply forget to remove a plane from the backdrop? Or was the show hinting at something we’ll be seeing in the future? Perhaps an as-yet unseen community that travels by airplane? Or are aliens truly responsible for the zombie apocalypse, as Kirkman once joked?

Okay, so it’s probably a technical glitch. But that’s way less fun than the other explanations.


78 Comments
  • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

    Me thinks it’s suppose to be trash in the wind, poorly animated… was in an earlier shot in the episode too, aimed more towards the ground where it looked better.

    • Ryan Curnow

      That’s likely the case. You can also see that the greenscreen they used is very noticeable too, so poor editing could be the case.

  • Looks like a bird, to me.

    • Abandoned_Being

      That’s what I’m thinking.

    • zombie84_41

      I was expecting it to be a dinosaur sadly I was wrong.

  • Travis_Bickle

    Wait….this show is still on the air!?!?!

    • Jimmy B

      Well, yeah, it keeps getting over 10 million viewers a week, sometimes as high as 17 mil. Last week’s episode had 12m, so I don’t see it getting cancelled any time soon.

      • Travis_Bickle

        Haha….no seriously, nobody has talked about this asshole show in years.

    • zombie84_41

      You bet this show will be on the air till the day you die and your kids kids kids kids kids kids kids kids die.

      • Travis_Bickle

        That was a very unusual response….not sure where to go from here….

        • zombie84_41

          LOL. after re reading it, it seems I came off harsh LOL that I didn’t mean to do.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Indeed…well, first beer is on me!

          • zombie84_41

            haha. Sounds good. See thats why joking around in the internet doesn’t work.

  • Seal Clubber

    Huh … if it does turn out to be aliens I will definitely start watching this again

    • J Jett

      same here!

    • zombie84_41

      I hope it really does end like this. But this is America land of the dump. So we will get a nice happy ending where we find out that they are all in purgatory and get to meet up and be happy. Oh wait that was already done.

  • Saltoner

    This makes the discussion thread!? Really? You guys at BD can definitely trim some staff.

    • J Jett

      and yet you got SO much sand in your vagina over this article that you just felt you HAD to come here and bitch about it? don’t like an article? that’s fine. just be an grown up and ignore the article.

      • Creepshow

        Will do. I’m rinsing as we speak.
        And I will work on the grown up thingy.

        • J Jett

          Creepshow, never change! i think you’re awesome just as you are! 🙂

          p.s. i hope the “rinsing” goes well. 🙂

          • Creepshow

            Aw thanks. But I could really use a good squat over a fire hydrant.

          • J Jett

            LOL!

          • zombie84_41

            I swear you and JETT are the reason I love these fucking boards. Classic comedy all around.

          • OU812

            Yes, gay guys can be amusing. What’s really funny is lobbing a truth and reality grenade at them and then watching the ensuing meltdown.

          • J Jett

            zombie84_41, thanx man! 🙂

          • zombie84_41

            Anytime Jett 🙂

      • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

        This

      • DannX68

        I am still at a loss as to why, when someone complains, “vagina” is the go-to insult.
        But hey, what do I know, I see all sexes and races as equals.

        • J Jett

          i could have called him a dickbag or a cunt. just sayin’. 🙂

        • The Fucked Up

          Can’t wait to see the look on your face when you find out the hard way (maybe on a drunk date night) that there are profound differences 🙂

        • Josh

          Triggered

        • OU812

          Because gay guys who are more feminine than females are disgusted and repulsed by the female reproductive organs. To them, female reproductive organs are dirty and disgusting which makes it the perfect insult. It’s the source of their inner, never ending emotional turmoil.

      • OU812

        It is common knowledge on here that the source of JJett’s emotional turmoil is the frothy mix of lube and feces in his vagina. Man, has it ever dawned on you that the reason so many people don’t like gay guys is not what you do in the bedroom, but because some of you act like a bitchy little girl over nothing? Take your own advice, it’s a discussion board. Don’t like his opinion, then ignore it.

        • J Jett

          you flirting with me OU812? you’re “frothy mix” idea is HOT! oh since you brought up being gay it’s a safe bet you’re a self hating closet homosexual yourself. it’s ok, little one. just come out of the closet.

          • OU812

            Seeing as I’m only 14 years old and you are fully aware of that, I’d say you just screwed the pooch J Jett.

    • zombie84_41

      Your pic scares me.

  • RedNeoCon

    Kirkman & Gimple couldn’t pull anything better out of their collective asses?

    • blackie_chan

      which is why I still believe that they need to bring back Frank Darabont

      • Hack Snyder

        If AMC weren’t relentlessly greedy bastards they would double or triple TWD’s budget and get an experienced horror writer/director to run the show. But AMC are relentlessly greedy bastards so they’ll continue to keep the budget as small as possible and if Scott Gimple leaves they’ll get another inexperienced writer to run the show. I’ll forever be amazed and infuriated by how AMC treats their biggest cashcow like a pile of shit.

      • Matt Miller

        Yes! If they had kept Frank Darabont this still could be a good show.

  • J Jett

    i too understand the show (like all shows) has budgetary constraints but yeah, that green screen background and the CGI tiger are horrible CGI/fx in a show with pretty great practical fx.

    • Creepshow

      Don’t leave out the sheets of paper for backgrounds.

    • zombie84_41

      Hey that tiger is pretty damn good for a low bugget show we ain’t talking no LIFE OF PI tiger but shit I think its rad.

      • The Fucked Up

        In VFX nothing is more difficult and time consuming than creating believable characters, especially when the audience has a very good idea what the real thing looks like. It may indeed not be Life of Pi, but it could have been so much worse than this.
        This tiger is an absolute TV vfx high point in a show that generally depends on practicals. I just see the tiger and its behaviour, not a distracting ball of badly behaving fur.

        • zombie84_41

          I agree I love that tiger.

  • Aaron Johnson

    I saw it right away and rewound it to check it out.

  • DannX68

    I saw it right away and thought it was a bird.

    • Jason Butterworth

      yep birds without a doubt, why do i always fall for click bait,

  • wil mcmullen

    Wouldnt it be dope if that was the actual reveal for the series finale; Aliens orchestrated a virus to wipe out mankind. A virus to create The Walking Dead.

    • SecretaryofBalloonDoggies

      That was part of Kirkman’s original pitch to Image Comics. He had no plan on actually going through with it but the editor didn’t like the zombie idea and thought it needed a hook, Kirkman went on to tell him that in the end it would be revealed that an Alien invasion was the cause of the dead rising. Sort of like a serious Plan 9 from Outer space.

    • zombie84_41

      That would fuckin seriously make me the happiest person alive. I know alot of people will fuckin dismiss the show for forever sort of like people did with LOST. But I will be happy that’ll be something different and new. BTW the series finale for LOST was a joke. It was awful, it would of been good if it made sense. IDK maybe it did make sense and everything did add up to what it was but I just don’t see it.

      • wil mcmullen

        I agree!

        • zombie84_41

          I really hope that thats how they’ll end it. I’ll be pissed if they all walk off into the setting sun. We need different, having aliens make a zombie virus and have the zombies do their dirty work will be awesome. They don’t even need to show the aliens, just a glimpse

          • wil mcmullen

            As much as i would love that to be that actual ending ( and i sincerly think it would blow peoples mind), i dont think that would ever be the ending. I really do wish they would consider that as an ending as oppose to that fever dream that Rick wakes up from, that i read somewhere online.

          • zombie84_41

            Ya if they end it with it just being a dream of ricks or some Jacobs ladder shit I will be so fuckin pissed. Sort of like LOST amazing show, ruined by a very lousy ending. They never explain half the things, half the things that were happening didn’t even make sense to how it ended. So the ending of the show wound up making the whole so unworthy. Fringe was a pretty decent end to a show. I honestly can’t tell you what show really ended well.

  • Ben Edwards

    Oh you mean what is quite obviously poorly CGI’d birds? Yeah, gotcha.

  • black elvis

    cgi birds idiot

  • Darth_Siskel

    If the origin of the zombie plague is extraterrestrial, then you know what that makes The Walking Dead?
    A huuuge remake of Plan9 From Outter Space

  • Toad Wallop

    That’s definitely birds. You can see wings flapping on the lower ones. Some eagle eye. Lol

  • LivingDeadMan
  • Sykes

    So is this article due to idiocy, or is it yet another blatant attempt at clickbait?

  • Ian Atkinson

    So poor rating now produces garbage articles about the “other” things happening in the show??

  • I’m sure this is setting up for an x-files cross over series.

  • Monster70

    It’s a CGI backround,so they put cgi birds in there,just very badly.

  • WALKTER

    The only “Strange” thing in the last episode was the community of autists.

    • Adam Doll

      I’m glad someone finally mentioned that. They act as if they’ve been breathing in gasoline and paint fumes since the outbreak started.

  • jackgotney

    You guys, come on, please get this straight. I don’t ‘FO’.

  • ShittyLips McCrapStainFace

    Um, they’re called birds.

  • J Jett

    Mike, i actually first heard that “dickbag” term on the show SUPERNATURAL! lol. Dean was calling some angel that term and i thought it was hilarious. 🙂

  • Frank Gambino

    Looks like a bird to me

  • CGI junk piles attract CGI bids.

  • Gru

    Looks like a bird from wherever they bought the stock footage sky. And I’ll give ya another bird, maybe even two, for forgiving a high-budget show for bad CGI when a low-budget or mid-budget film will be raked over the coals for that. This show is one of the worst directed and written shows on TV. Too bad the supposed great shows aren’t over analyzed the way films instantly are.

  • Zuhalter

    The Saviors have shown time and again they have a lot of resources. The 3 lower flying objects look like they’re putting out exhaust trails, like a gas powered RC airplane model. Assuming it’s not a glitch, I wouldn’t be surprised Negan has a few drones or model airplanes oufitted with cameras to deploy for aerial reconnaissance from time to time. Sounds reasonable in my opinion. If that’s true then Rick and his allies would rudely learn that Negan already knows what they’re plotting and is already a couple steps ahead of them.

  • SKILZS2000

    Let’s not forget it was a ufo that causes the zombie apocalypse (for those who didn’t read the comics ) so maybe it was a ufo easter egg

    • FlixtheCat

      No it wasn’t. Kirkman just said that to get them to print his comic and he featured it as an easter egg in a fantasy rick has in one issue. It’s implied in the novels that the zombie virus was created through tainted water.

      • Howie

        HEISENBERG’S BLUE METH, A BAD BATCH MADE AFTER HE DIED AND FOOLS TRIED HIS RECIPE THEMSELVES MESSED IT UP AND TWEEKERS DIED AND CAME BACK FROM DEAD AND ATE ALL OF NEW MEXICO AND IT SPREAD!

  • Chi

    That is a bird my dude.

  • FlixtheCat

    They’re in the center of a junk and trash yard. So maybe birds?

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