mosfet wrote:While the video under slow motion and magnification shows what appears to be a blurry dot such as a pencil point under magnification, a lightened aura is visible in both the untouched and resampled video. This lighted area suggests some type of video manipulation. My guess would be that the video is man-made or fabricated. However that does not detract from the fact that it may represent an actual event as suggested by the op.
? Umm.. may I suggest you check all the areas where there is a boundary between light and dark..? This is simply a contrast enhancement effect or 'sharpening halo'. The more contrasty the edge, the stronger the effect. Check out the tree branches/leaves - the halo is even more obvious there because they seem to be in slightly sharper focus. All cheap/horrid cameras do that, and jpeg compression makes it worse.
While there is the slim chance it was faked, the ease with which you could do this simply by moving the camera while keeping it pointed in the same direction, invokes Ockham's Razor..
If/when I get time, I'll duplicate the effect.