Publisher's Note: Received the following photo analysis and photo from reader "Wampmoon" on April 2, 2009. Hope you enjoy it.
UFO Image Analysis of UFO ORB With Mothership Photo
Posted: 12:29 April 3, 2009
Attached is my analysis of the photo submitted on 3-31-09 titled "UFO ORB With Mothership Photo, May be Best Ever". After a quick analysis I performed using Microsoft Visio, I determined that each of the UFO images in the photo is in perfect circular symmetry with bright street lights also seen in the photo. I would venture to say that this is not an extreme coincidence but indicates that the “UFOs” are actually lens flares.
I submit this analysis not to dismiss UFOs in general, for there is a plethora of solid evidence and worthy eyewitness accounts to support UFO and alien existence. However, I believe the ufology community must do a much better job of filtering out the wheat from the chaff.
In my informal review, 75% of the photo submittals where “the UFO wasn’t seen at the time of the photo”, appear to fall into the following categories:
1) Images of normal moving objects (e.g., birds, insects, planes) that are blurred into streaks, discs and the "mysterious rods” due to a slow camera shutter speed
2) Reflections of lights from inside a room, auto or plane (e.g., table lights, ceiling lights, cigarette glow, camera flashes and flash indicators, etc.,) appearing on the window. In the photo the light reflection appears superimposed on the scene outside the window
3) Lens flares due to the camera being aimed at or near bright light sources such as street lights, or the sun.
An excellent catalog of lens flares mistaken as UFOs can be found at valuca.piczo.com
Keeping a critical eye to the sky...
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