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Could Someone Explain This UFO Photo

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posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:44 AM
I am journalist by profession, living in the historic city of Malacca in West Malaysia. Have been a regular ATS visitor for more than a year, going through various topics of interest.

Decided to sign up as need assistance to figure out a phenomenon in the sky recently that I witnessed and photographed.

The incident took place just before dusk at about 6.50pm as I was heading home after covering an assignment. As it had just stopped raining and the skies were clearing when I noticed this bright shimmering light in the sky from my rear view mirror.

I pulled over to have a closer look and was quite taken aback. There was this lone solitary cloud or what looked like a cloud, I assumed. The best to described it is that there seemed to be a tear or hole in the sky that emitted an intense bright light.

Took several shots of it with my G9 Canon before it dissipated. Have been trying to figure out what it and the explaination behind it.

Though I consider myself to be a logical person, I know that there are some things that defy logic.

To None I Wish Ill But To All Peace and Love.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:46 AM
The edges of it certainly look like a cloud. It's all whispy and fluffy, like a cloud would be.

Sometimes, when the sun is at the right angle to the viewer of the cloud and the cloud, the water particles in the cloud can light up very bright, like in the pictures above. This would be my guess. (this is just a guess btw, I'm no authority on the subject)

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:46 AM
The colour does look a bit odd but I'd say that's a Lenticular cloud.
Some great pics of them below and many do look truly bizarre:

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:51 AM
Should be in fragile earth forum but it's just a cloud, I just can't remember the technical name for it.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:58 AM
I does appear to be a lenticular cloud formed just above the solar horizon, giving it its glowing appearance.

But then, if you really feel strongly about it, you could check the atmospherics in your area at the time to see if such a formation was likely. It does look to be quite large.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 09:08 AM
I cannot do an analysis right now.
However i believe it is just a cloud.

Objects including clouds can sometimes be lit in strange ways compared to other objects.
What i mean and think is the case here is that most things in the photos are in shade since the sun is pretty low.

However this dense cloud is at a height that the suns rays catch up with it.
Hence its much brighter than the rest. The other clouds are just lower...

Although that particular cloud looks like UFO shaped i would think its just from this angle of view.
It would look quite different from other directions as the color would also vary from diferent angle points.

Relax there may be UFOs but this is a cloud as far as i can tell without taking the pictures into photoshop.

Be well and keep looking!

[edit on 16/3/2009 by GEORGETHEGREEK]

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 09:14 AM
Looks like a cloud. What makes you think it was something other than that?

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by karl 12

WOW! what great photos. Thanks for posting them. How beautiful!!!!!!!!!
That one from 1957 looks just like that one posted by the OP.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 09:43 AM
reply to post by karl 12

Thanks for the heads up on Lenticular cloud formations

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by GEORGETHEGREEK

Yup...thanks for the heads up.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 09:46 AM
I agree lenticular cloud. Very facinating to research. Hit wiki and go from there. Thanks for giving us a chance to look at your great photo.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 10:09 AM
To me, that looks like a reflection of the sun cast upon the low cloud. The circular nature of it is squashed by the perspective and foreshortening effect of the position of the observer and camera..

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 10:34 AM
my 1st thought was that it was a solar flare.
but after looking at it a 2nd i don't know
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posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 10:42 AM
I believe the effect is similar to this photo...


posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 11:54 AM
I agree it does look like a cloud, but has anyone noticed the little 'blip' that is to the upper right portion of the second picture, directly under the stop light? I cannot tell what it may be, but it adds a bit more to the pics and story. Check it out.


posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 01:02 PM

Originally posted by frey51
I agree it does look like a cloud, but has anyone noticed the little 'blip' that is to the upper right portion of the second picture,

You mean the bird?

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