Gordon Smith was enjoying a family holiday, on the Isle of Arran, off the coast of west central Scotland, on 18th September 2006.
It was mid-morning, and the weather was dry, quite clear, with excellent visibility and light, hazy cloud cover with only a light breeze. Looking skywards, Gordon spotted a buzzard-type of bird and decided to take a couple of photographs.
He saw nothing unusual in the sky at the time of taking the photos and nothing remarkable on the camera’s small LCD view screen either. It was later, when transferring the pictures onto his laptop, that he noticed something strange in the sky, slightly above and to the right of the buzzard, in the 2nd of his two photos. Gordon assured me that there was nothing at all in the sky at that time, apart from the buzzard.