Published: 3:22 PM 2/13/2016
UFO enthusiasts have flooded social media and paranormal websites
Written by Veronica Cruz
A spectacular photo of a flying saucer shaped UFO was captured by Fiona Powel while on a family walk with her kids. As we all know what the acronym stands for – Unidentified Flying Object – it was definitely a UFO.
Whether it was a flying saucer is a different matter. It was a still photograph and no samples were collected from the object – so we will probably never know what it was. Why, out of the thousands of UFO photos taken, are samples never collected?
The more skeptical among us may even wonder whether some clever Photoshop procedure placed something in the picture that was not there before.
Carl Michael posted these pictures of Ms. Powell and the UFO on Twitter. Could it be a flying saucer, a weather balloon that has just deflated, some experimental prototype aircraft, or a hoax? What do you think? (Image: twitter.com)
Alien seekers full of suggestions
As soon as Ms. Powell’s photo went online, alien seekers and UFO enthusiasts have flooded social media and paranormal websites with dozens of suggestions, ranging from it definitely being a flying saucer with extraterrestrials who are watching us, invading Earth or checking their crops (our DNA will be harvested one day), to a sinister civilisation that has been experimenting on us for thousands of years.
Ms. Powell said that she had been taking scenic photos during a walk with her children and some friends along the promenade on Severn Beach, Bristol, and had not noticed the mysterious object in the sky, neither had anybody else.
It was when she looked at the pictures later that she noticed a disc-shaped object in the upper right-hand corner, and started wondering what on Earth it was.
Ms. Powell, 41, from Bristol in England, who describes herself as an alien agnostic (unsure about their existence), said:
“I’m undecided whether I believe in Aliens or not, but this photo certainly meets the criteria of a UFO.”
“After I had taken the photo, my friend zoomed in and it looked even more like a UFO. I have shown the photo to a few sensible friends and they all think it is incredible.”