Friday, 7 August 2015

UFO ?

I often look out across the this field at all times of the day because my desk is set cross cornered. So last night I espied the light of the setting sun glowing on these small trees that stand in the East and so I rushed out to take a photo of the scene.

I was not fast enough to obtain the shot that I wanted

This second shot was taken a few seconds later and reveals a small light with a smokey tail on the right of the photo.

Detail of thing

I sent the above two photos to my photographer daughter for her appraisal (it is good to have experts in the family)

Her comments were :-

"Hmmm its too big for a shooting star ... The space station isn't over you at the moment? It does look like something moving! The tail will be the movement from a normal shutter mode, .... Not a plane too bright i would say. I presume it wasn't visible to the naked eye ?"

I replied saying "No it wasn’t to my eye but here is something strange when I first moved here a light such as this was often visible at night and then the farmer had a Mass said and it was never seen again !"
That was until now....

Daughter final reply:-
"Its very odd, well we don't really know what's out there !!"

Now I am sure that some of you folk Following and others who are Readers of this blog
may very well have your own ideas and I would love to hear from you?



20 comments:

  1. I hope it wasn't a UFO, I'm with Stephan Hawking, I don't think when we finally meet up with aliens that they'll be coming in peace.

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    1. Thanks Janet your comment is very cheering - Not!
      I truly cannot imagine any aliens visiting this backward planet though.

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  2. This could be the ISS as they recently had an upgrade to their solar panels (bigger) that reflect sunlight really well and makes it sometimes visible for a few seconds in broad daylight; you would observe a bright "flare" of light like this, it wouldn't need to be directly overhead either.

    Another possibility might be a Marine flare or firework?

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    1. Steve my enlightened friend thank you, as per Janet above you are very cheering !

      Actually for it to be a marine flare that is unlikely because we are many miles from the coast, not sure about a firework I shall say possibly.

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  3. There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio - or something like that (can't be bothered to go and get my complete Shakespeare to look it up. I agree about the sunset though - it changes minute by minute and the sun catches something and by the time you have raised the camera to your eye it has gone.

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    1. Thank you Pat I do so agree with you :).

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  4. Ball lightning perhaps, although the tail is not typical - but as you say, that could be the shutter speed. What's the smudge in the top right - the tail of the light looks made of the same stuff.

    Another possibility is a weather balloon. Where was the sun - it looks to be direct on the object.

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    1. Thanks Bill, the smudge might be a dirty lens or something to do with the age of the camera; I shall refer back to my photographer daughter.

      The sun was in the West and the object in the East so it might be a weather balloon.

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  5. I've no idea what it could be - but I know what I want it to be - Sídhe :)

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    1. Ha, ha, ha !
      I see that you are true to form Jane B......
      Actually I did wonder whether it might the a visitation from The Crone or some similar figure ????

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  6. I see a stork carrying a new baby in the second photograph.

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  7. I'm far too practical to think it's a UFO, possibly a trick of the light and camera at low light levels! However it's very interesting to look at and contemplate. I'd say it's a plane and the dark tail is simply cloud!

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    1. Thank you for your deliberations Susie but I have to say: Ah' now wisht ! and what about those times twenty odd years ago when a light used to appear in the same place and altitude and I seeing at 11pm at night with my naked eye ?
      If it is a plane where are it wings because I think they would show up on the enlarged detail ?

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  8. I remember seeing a film once where a father said to his daughter "if ours is the only planet with life on it, that's an awful waste of space". I forget what film it was, but I think Jodie Foster was the daughter. Anyway, it struck a chord with me, so I am very willing to believe there are other explorers out there having a look at us. Maybe you've spotted one of them, Mel.

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  9. Thanks for the comment Val and in regards to aliens from another planet, then Yes I think there has to be.

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  10. That was fast moving Mel!! very unusual and very interesting. I have no idea but would love to know!!

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    1. Thank you Gwen, like yourself I am baffled.

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  11. I think it could be anything you wanted it to be. Peter Pan? Xxxx

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    1. Ha, ha, ha!
      Possibly a man riding a sky bicycle with a large headlight Fran ?

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