Hi. I was browsing the live map on mufon and above UK i set the filter to only show events with photos/videos(media only setting).
There appears to be a UFO hotspot in Liverpool...even with the media only filter, there's quite a few events.
This in just the second i've looked at. Here's the story. But look at it like i did:
-jumped to LOOK AT PHOTO FIRST, it seems a bit blurry and hazzy. Ran it with edge detection/invert colors/ sharpen..looks ok i guess.
-then went to the page to read the mile long story telling myself that i'll endure through the whole boring read.
-turns out the mile long story GIVES IT PERSPECTIVE.
-NOW GO and look at the photo again. i won't tell you what the catch is, you might be surprised like me.
Look at photo first, read story, look at this photo again
I am relaying this story on behalf of my father, who swore my mother and I to secrecy when it first happened because he was very scared by his
experience and didn't want to be ridiculed if details ended up in the public domain. Over a year later, he's finally agreed to let me share details
of this incident with MUFON because I've convinced him it should be recorded *someplace* publicly, even if he doesn't want to go public himself. On
May 1st 2006 my father had to drive from Chester, England to Porthmadog, North Wales, for work reasons. At approx 4:45pm on the return journey, he was
driving south, approaching the village of Gellilydan when he became aware of a "silhouetted cigar shaped object" flying 'gently' below cloud level
in an easterly direction about two miles ahead of him. He lost sight of it a few times due to the landscape, but having passed by the village, it
became apparent that it was flying slowly north (towards him). Assuming it was a 'regular aircraft' that he couldn't quite visualize properly, he
was more interested than concerned at this point, and due to its apparent flight path over the open countryside, he figured it would clear him by less
than a mile to the west when it passed. So, his interest was piqued ("is it a helicopter or a plane?" he wondered) and he reduced his driving speed
to approx 20-30mph in order to get a better view. As the flying object approached a point about 3/4 mile south west of his vehicle, he realised it was
actually 'cylindrical'. It had a reflective convex base and a very subtle (barely noticeable) "electric blue" aura. He could only really see the
underneath due to its angle. This took him back ("my heart rate accelerated") and having a camera on him, decided to pull over onto a grass verge
and take a photo. As he did this and scrambled for the camera, he realised the object had accelerated in his direction (it was very high up) and a
huge shadow enveloped the area for about a mile around. "It was like a very dark thundercloud was right over me." He pushed his head forward in the
windscreen and looked up (awkward angle) - and to his horror could see that this thing was about 1/4 mile wide and just hovering beneath cloud level
directly above the part of the road he was on. He said it had huge tiles on its convex base. He had never seen anything like it in his life. It was
"impossibly enormous". He realises -- due to the sheer size of this thing -- that he probably underestimated how far away it was previously, but in
relaying this event we've decided to use distances as he "perceived them" at the time. Anyway, his heart was pounding, he was truly terrified
because he couldn't make sense of the object and he was in the middle of nowhere (Snowdonia National Park) and decided to get the hell out of there.
He hastily started up his vehicle and pulled off when he noticed the shadow just disappear, "like somebody flicked a switch and the thundercloud
vanished". He looked around as he drove, pushed his face into the windscreen and looked up but he could no longer see it. Then (within sixty
seconds), as he passed the Trawsfynydd Twin Nuclear Reactors, he became aware of it hovering above some high ground to the west. The camera was on the
passenger seat so without stopping the vehicle he just instinctively picked it up, snapped, then accelerated to 70mph intending to get out of the area
as fast as possible. He was overjoyed when he realised this 'object' had appeared on the exposure because it proved he wasn't going mad and he
*had* actually witnessed something very unusual. If it hadn't, he says he's not sure he'd have told my mother and I the story in case we thought he
was cracking up. Ever since, he has been scared of driving through rural areas alone, and won't drive at night time at all. (Not that it was night
time when this incident occurred.) I can understand that. It's a good job he had to retire last summer really because he'd no longer be able to do
his job due to the amount of driving involved. ''
What do you think ?