Videos of rod-shaped objects moving quickly through the air were claimed by some ufologists and cryptozoologists to be alien life forms.
Various paranormal interpretations appeared in the popular culture, and one of the more outspoken proponents of rods as alien life forms is Jose Escamilla, who claims to have been the first to film them on March 19, 1994 at Roswell, New Mexico, while attempting to film a UFO.
Since then, Escamilla has made additional videos and embarked on lecture tours to promote his claims.
In 2005, China Central Television, aired a two-part documentary about flying rods in China.
It reported the events from May to June of the same year at Tonghua Zhenguo Pharmaceutical Company in Tonghua City, Jilin Province, which debunked the flying rods.
Surveillance cameras in the facility's compound captured video footage of flying rods identical to those shown in Jose Escamilla's video.
Getting no satisfactory answer to the phenomenon, curious scientists at the facility decided that they would try to solve the mystery by attempting to catch these airborne critters.
Huge nets were set up and the same surveillance cameras then captured images of rods flying into the trap.
When the nets were inspected, the "rods" were no more than regular moths and other ordinary flying insects.
According to the Roswell Rods website, Escamilla claims to have captured on film, a genuine flying rod.
"We finally have a ROD captured on high speed camera that eliminates this "insect" theory."
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