Published: 4:33 AM 10/9/2015
It appears to be a genuine photo and not photoshopped...
By Raymond Ronamai
May be aliens exist or may be not. But UFO (unidentified flying object) sightings from around the world continue to stir up the debate on claims by conspiracy theorists on the existence of extraterrestrial life. And in what could spur the interest of UFO enthusiasts around the world, a huge see-through, cloud-like round object was spotted in Manipur, India.
Some boys from a students' hostel at Mantripukhri locality of Manipur's capital city Imphal saw a strange transparent circular object hovering over the neighbourhood at around 1:30 pm on Wednesday (7 October), claimed Lincoln Liba. He added that pictures of the mysterious see-through object were sent to him a day later.
Interestingly, the round, see-through object is seen just above the residential buildings. One of the pictures even has a rainbow in the backdrop. It appears to be a genuine photo and not photoshopped as a person is seen pointing at the object in one of the pictures.
Some people may take it as lenticular clouds but the possibility is less as it doesn't look like lenticular clouds seen in the past. The object is also transparent with the clouds and rainbow clearly visible in the backdrop.
It may be noted that lenticular clouds are often confused for UFOs due to its oval-shaped structure. They appear smooth and are mostly found in near hills and mountainous areas.
Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere when humid air passes cooler regions. They are "different from other clouds because they don't move" and are "formed when air moves over mountains, cooling sufficiently for condensation to take place," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell.
"They are continually reformed over the same location by new air rising up and over a mountain, condensing and producing the clouds," said Ferrell.