|Sam is a young UFOlogist who wants to show that people of all ages can share a serious interest in UFOs. His research began in 2003 when he and two friends witnessed a Triangular shaped UFO. After two years of research Sam created a website known as Sam's UFO Files. He expanded the site back in late 2005 and it became Alienationsam.com. Sam is also an active contributor to UFO Magazine, Unexplained-Mysteries.com and UFODIGEST were he writes columns and voices his opinions on UFO's. You can also find Sam over at the UFOcasebook.com forum were he is a regular contributor and staff member. Email Sam willey.
I Didn't See It
When I Took The Picture
by Sam Willey
Posted: 13:30 March 18, 2006
"I didn't see it when I took the picture" - A phrase that is too often being associated with the UFO subject. From pictures showing tiny close to microscopic black dots, to transparent light reflections, people continue to submit photographs of something they didn't even witness. I understand the subject of UFO's is in desperate need of some good solid photographic proof, but we are by no means so desperate that we will resort to taking any random photograph, of absolutely anything and calling it a UFO. At least none of the serious researchers such as myself will.
Let's take a recent report by the sun newspaper here in the United Kingdom as an example. University of Exeter academic Karolina Mueller was visiting London for the weekend and decided to take a few pictures, of the sights of London whilst travelling at around 3am on January 19th 2008. The alleged "UFO" shown on the photograph, seems to be disc like in shape, and appears to be emitting some sort of blue, neon light.
In my analysis of the photograph I see the object is almost transparent in appearance and it is clear the photograph was taken from behind the windscreen on the car. This leads me to believe the apparent "UFO" is actually nothing more than some sort of light reflecting off the cars windscreen. In one of the two snaps the object is shown to be close to the London eye which is lit up with a variety of different coloured lights which include - white, purple and green. The photograph could easily show a light reflecting caused by the lights around the London eye I believe this explanation is much more likely considering the photographic evidence submitted.
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