posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 02:37 PM
I took this photo about 3 weeks ago in my back yard in New Mexico.
There are lots of people that think that you cannot tell a weather balloon (or some kind of balloon) from a UFO. You can.
This photo is of a weather balloon, (or something very similar,) it is NOT a passenger balloon, which we also see very frequently in New Mexico.
To the naked eye, it was more apparent that it was a balloon, not so much by the look of it, but how it moved.
So, this post is just for those who are not sure what a weather balloon would look like, and how to distinguish them from a UFO.
The camera is a Canon Powershot, A530 5.0 megapixel (not the greatest, but it is what I had on hand) zoomed out as far as I could.
Edit to add;
Confirmation that it was indeed a weather balloon in the article here;
Apparently, quite a few other observers were not so able to label it a balloon by the movement, and they reported it to the news. (which surprises
me, in New Mexico we have a LOT of balloons.
[edit on 17-6-2008 by Illusionsaregrander]