Published: 3:03 PM 6/26/2015
The Kanpur photos are of a stereotypical flying saucer...
Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi
Kanpur is no California, but a boy here claims to have snapped photos of a UFO while trying to capture some clouds in his smartphone.
The incident reportedly happened at Shyamnagar locality on Wednesday. Santosh Gupta now wants scientists to examine the photos clicked by his son Abhijit on his smartphone.
The photos are of a stereotypical flying saucer, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind when you say UFO. There are some flashy red lights too for good measure.
Yes, smartphones these days have apps that lets even kids add all kinds of objects to images, flying or otherwise.
But then who has time for skepticism when you can let a story really fly like a kite.
Whether it is a real UFO will be debated till the aliens themselves make a disclosure, but let us tell you that California gets the most other-worldly traffic with 11,202 recorded sightings so far.
In fact, the United States gets so many sightings of unidentified (or unnecessarily) flying objects that there is even a national register of such events with the National UFO reporting Center. For the record, there have been 338 reports just in June 2015.