Wednesday, 22 October 2008

UK - The Sun Has Best UFO Proof Yet (Again)

A strange image was published by the Sun newspaper (via Gary Heseltine) which they stated was photographed at Dudley castle 'last April'.

To be honest I've purposefully refrained from posting any of the Sun newspapers UFO stories, mainly because they were caught out a couple of months ago and admitted intentionally lying to their readers, this was defended by claiming they were just, “Having a little fun” with their long suffering readership.

But prior to this wholly unsurprising revelation about their lack of ethical integrity their previous track-record in reporting UFO related stories was equally wanting. The stories were always misleading and they consistently contacted several UFO researchers and inevitably quoted the one researcher who agreed there was something anomalistic about the 'exclusive' photograph they'd been sent, usually insinuating (if not stating outright) that any/all objects captured were of obvious extraterrestrial origin.

UFO picture is 'best proof yet'

The Sun UK UFO ImageA “FLYING saucer” is photographed in daylight over a town — in a snap hailed as one of the most important ever pieces of evidence of alien life. The UFO shot across the sky in front of clouds above Dudley in the West Midlands . A startled visitor to Dudley Castle captured the amazing image, and sent it to a police detective who collects UFO sightings. Yesterday DC Gary Heseltine, 48, said:

“It's a very intriguing photograph that was taken purely by chance…..If it's genuine then it could be one of the most convincing pieces of evidence about aliens from the UK ever.”

The photo was taken by a 57-year-old nanny on a day out last April. DC Heseltine, of Wakefield , West Yorks, has now handed it over for study to a former US navy physicist who specialises in photo analysis. The British Transport Police officer will reveal the findings at the UFO Data Magazine annual conference in Pontefract, West Yorks , on October 25.

(Virginia Wheeler - 20 Oct 2008)
The Sun

Gary Heseltine is no stranger to the UFO subject and runs the, “PRUFOS (POLICE REPORTING UFO SIGHTINGS) DATABASE” website which collects and catalogues UFO reports from police officers while both on and off duty.

It's more than likely that the, “Former UFO Navy physicist ” is none other than the inimitable Dr. Bruce Maccabee, the following is a brief excerpt from his Bio page: "Studied physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass (B.S. in physics) and then at The American University, Washington, DC (M.S. and Ph. D. in physics)…..1972 commenced his long career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center…..has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater sound with lasers and various aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power lasers… in UFO research since late 1960s when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)….active in research and investigation for NICAP until its demise in 1980…..became a member of MUFON in 1975…..appointed to the position of state Director for Maryland, a position he still holds…..1979 he was instrumental in establishing the Fund for UFO Research…..chairman for about 13 years…..presently serves on the National Board of the Fund.."

In fact even if it isn't Bruce Maccabee then I still strongly urge you to check out his personal pages as his investigative analysis is consistently methodical in approach and execution and as such is testament to the rigorous protocols employed in his previous investigations. And as well of course as (usually!!) making for fascinating reading.

Of course there's so little information available and the image posted to the Sun website is compressed to such an extent that no manipulation could bring out any more detail than is already evident, but when Bruce Maccabee receives the original then he will certainly be able to (at least) ‘yay or nay' its validity, i.e. whether its actually a genuine image and also whether or not it's a physical object. But whether it's an object in the sky, a camera artefact or even a rogue cloud formation I found it to be one of the more aesthetically pleasing and interesting images that has been posted online for a while.....

Gary Heseltine (PRUFOS) The Sun UK UFO Image


Average Joe said...

You know. I am not a non believer, but I always had a question in my mind. Why is that every or almost every pictures and videos that people have taken of these UFOs are very very poor. Did anyone stop to think about that? With billions of people owning very high quality digital cameras these days they can easily point and shoot easily. I have Sony point and shoot digital camera and I can take a moving object in a snap and still come up with a really good quality picture.

I am scientist and I know that there has to be living things on other planets and galaxies or even within our own galaxies, but to play around with people's mind is getting way too old.

Michael Naisbitt said...

Hi Average Joe,

There are a few good images out there but I do appreciate what you’re saying as the better our [personal] technology seems to get then the clarity of the UFOs definitely seems in decline.

Somewhat contradictory I’m afraid but notoriously it’s the ‘nature of the beast,’ (whichever form this particular beast takes). Perhaps it’s not the phenomenon that has changed but merely our perception of it? After thorough research dismisses the vast majority of UFO images/reports there is a tiny residue that remains. I believe that this is where we should be looking, and not in a ‘cold case’ style as time inevitably blurs boundaries between fact & fiction and memories formed ‘after the fact’ can easily be recalled as prior to an event through no fault of the person relaying their experience.

I think Stephenville seriously warrants a large-scale investigation as it seems especially *hot* this year with many fresh reports coming in on a daily basis (many of which are accompanied by photographs or video footage!!)

Thanks for taking the time to comment…..


Swordsman said...

I'm not aware of any ufo encounters where the aliens are so courteous as to POSE for the shot while you adjust your camera or even hold it still long enough to get a good shot.
On the other hand, every time a good photo shows up, everyone is quick to say it has to be fake because it is too good!
I just won't be happy until I have my own encounter and get the best shot I can.

Gordon said...

I am a skeptic, but I am also quite experienced in photography and one of the oddest things about UFO photographs is that we never seem to get first generation copies of them which means they are almost impossible to analyse. I did have a look at all the pixels around the alleged object in the Sun's photo and the contrast seems very different to the rest of the shot, the edges are very uniform which they would not be with a real object at that distance on a small camera. Therefore, it looks like a photoshop job to me, in fact there are two other areas that look retouched. Or, there is a trick of perspective going on with the object being closer than it appears.

Without the original image its impossible to say!

Hayley said...

I still can't get past the obvious point as to why someone/thing would travel all this way just to NOT make contact.

Bathtub said...

The image is a fake. The 'ufo' is a carbide insert or cutting tool.