posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 11:30 AM
A photograph taken in 1965 from the NZ Navy Ship “Royalist” apparently shows a UFO. The image was captured on large-format black and white film,
first spotted by a museum staff member as several pictures were being prepared for a display at the Devonport Navy Museum. The museum staffer had the
photograph tested and it was established that the “UFO” was part of the image (thus ruling out tampering).
Source for image and quotes - www.stuff.co.nz
Museum Director David Wright states:
He said it looked to be too distant to be a dinner plate thrown from the bridge and the same would apply to a clay pigeon used as a shooting
target. The angle of the object and absence of visible lines suggested it was not a parachute. So what is it?.
I find this image fascinating, as it was taken in an official manner, not someone ‘hanging out in their back yard”, plus it was taken on large
format film which allows the “UFO” to be blown up to provide more detail. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information that referenced the
photographer that would indicate if he/she was a member of the New Zealand’s armed forces, or a newspaper photographer etc.
However, Carter Observatory senior astronomer Brian Carter states:
He said that when the object was enlarged it had a sharp edge to it. Under the same enlargement, the edge of the cliff on the right and the bow of
the ship were not that sharp, he said.
…believed it was something thrown from the bridge or some other part of the ship.
I can’t comment on the first quote because I obviously don’t have access to the original, but I don’t think I agree with the second quote. If
you look at the picture, the object seems to big and to high to have been thrown from the ship.
Interesting Photo, in my opinion. Any thoughts?