Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Portsmouth UK – Saucer Shaped UFO Photographed?

Portsmouth UK – Saucer Shaped UFO

This is a bit of a strange one, generally I would say that any UFO that wasn't observed at the time of capture MUST be subject to greater scrutiny than if the object was intentionally photographed. The reasons for this are as I'm sure most know is due to the increasing amount of Blurfos being touted as UFOs. These Blurfos nearly always turn out to be of earthly origins and are usually insects or birds caught mid-flight, and any attempts at proving this to the person who captured the image are inevitably never well received.

That's why this one is a little different, although I admit to being highly sceptical of the image actually showing what it appears to (i.e. a UFO) it certainly seems to be what you could term a, “Classic” saucer shape.

Apparently the witness took the photograph, “ Near his home in Portsmouth while driving home from work in thick fog .” The photograph appears to be of an empty car-park and apart from the UFO at the top then the image itself is wholly unremarkable, which begs the question what was the witness intending to photograph?

I'm not saying this in itself is evidence of anything and I'd be the first to admit this, but until a better image or further information is forthcoming I'm afraid any contesting of what the image actually portrays would prove to be a pointless endeavour…..

Portsmouth UK – Saucer Shaped UFO

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The image that's caught our attention It may look like just another car park on a foggy night, but an amateur photographer claims it also shows a UFO. A disc-shaped object appears to be hovering in the night sky near the top right of the picture, according to Hab Rahman, who captured the image. The 28-year-old took the photograph near his home in Portsmouth while driving home from work in thick fog. But he only spotted he mysterious apparition after transferring the image on to his computer. Mr Rahman said:

“I've never really believed in UFOs but this is a bit weird and freaky – I just cannot think what else it could be.”

UFO expert Hilary Porter, of the British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society, last night confirmed it could be genuine. Can you see it? That little hovery thing in the sky - what more evidence do you need? She said: “ It would be very difficult to fake that photo and the UFO is at a tilt, which is the way they normally fly.” The Ministry of Defence said it could not check if there were any aircraft in the vicinity at the time.


Portsmouth UK – Saucer Shaped UFO


TC said...

Hilary Porter must be an expert if she KNOWS the way UFO's usually fly(at a tilt). As opposed to the way that most do not fly. How she could definitely know this is beyond me and it seems to have that taste of "this is a legit photo".

We know photos can be hoaxed in numerous ways, and I think we have even seen photos at apparent angles as well. I'm not sure what to think of this photo, or really any photo for that manner. It does remind me of both a Billy Meier photo(yikes) and the Mcminville ones without actually pulling up the specific photos.

I'm glad you have addressed the "when I looked at the photo, there it was!" scenario which we often see. And we often realize that these types of photos are usually digital processing corruptions or mis-identified prosaic stuff. This does seem to be different though.

Brett said...

Honestly in the full size picture it looks completely pasted on. It just doesn't have the same look as everything else in there.

M.N. said...

Hi TC and thanks for the comment, after reading your Blog and the Meier reference in your comment here I had to smile at, “Completely Worthless Reading- Believers Only Please.” (Nice Blog as well!!)

I agree about Blurfos, the full scenario of UFOs and the dubious quality of images that make it to the general public is probably due to fact that there’s no recognised benchmark/s for comparative purposes (or indeed a respected guide of any kind) and of course because most of the media are profiteering, cynical, hypocritical scum!!

But this lack of regulating published data probably boils down to the lack of a global, governing organisation that specialises in the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon. But this is probably largely due to the stigma that is inevitably attached to the phenomenon which in turn is largely due to the dodgy images that are touted as UFOs.

Something of a Catch22 situation?

M.N. said...

Hi Brett, I agree (sort of!!) If you look at the white lines in the foreground at the left of the image you can see the lines are clearly defined but quickly become blurred due to the fog and distance from the photographer. Also the buildings to the left don’t look that far away but no details are discernable, same with the lamp posts, the nearest of which is only a few metres away. But if you look at the UFO then its outline is clearly defined, no blurring at the edges, I believe this is why it has that, “Pasted in” look you mentioned.

In my opinion this clarity is due to a photographic artefact/anomaly or because the object is very small and very close.