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Lights in the sky: Builder on rooftop snaps four 'UFOs' flying over London

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posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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Lights in the sky: Builder on rooftop snaps four 'UFOs' flying over London
By Caroline Graham
Last updated at 8:54 PM on 17th March 2009

It's a scenic shot that appears to be out of this world.
Taken on a mobile phone early one morning it captures the London landscape as well as four curious lights hovering over the Houses of Parliament. Could they be UFOs?

Derek Burden was working on the 16th floor of a building in Covent Garden in the capital's West End when he took the picture at 8.30am.
But it was only when he looked at the image a few days later with his wife Sarah that he noticed the eerie shapes in the cloudy sky.
Mr Burden, 40, said: 'I was waiting for some materials to arrive so I thought I would step out onto the balcony to have a cup of tea. I was 16 floors up and I thought I would take some pictures of the view for my wife who doesn't get to come to London much.
'I didn't notice anything at the time because I was focusing on getting in all the sights but when I showed Sarah that weekend she said "What are those lights in the corner?"'
Mr Burden, from Luton, said the lights are not any kind of reflection, claiming he took the picture outside with no office lights behind him.

He added: 'The picture clearly shows four saucers all the same size. I've shown loads of the guys on the building sites and they're all amazed.
'I took the picture to Boots as well and had it blown up - it looks wicked.'
So are the supposed space ships aliens travelling on their daily commute, or perhaps some outer space shoppers heading up West? Mr Burden is stumped.
'I haven't a clue what the saucers are. I've never really believed in all that,' he said. 'But it's a big old place out there and I think the picture speaks for itself.'



The image, taken on a mobile phone, shows four curious lights in the top right corner. Could they be UFOs?

ok, that's a pretty good photo but the question is, "Is it too good?"


[edit on 17-3-2009 by reject]




posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Woah nice shot from a mobile phone!

But this is the kind of quality that's great to see (if it's legit).

And if it is legit ....


wZn



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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I doubt it's legit, it looks like ceiling lights reflected on a glass, but I could be wrong.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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He didn't notice them at the time because it is a digital effect called blooming. The bright sunlight coming through the holes in the clouds overloads the CCD, causing that effect.


www.imaging-resource.com...

[edit on 3/17/2009 by Phage]



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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They do look somewhat like downlights being reflected off a window...



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by XeonSky
They do look somewhat like downlights being reflected off a window...



Quote" "Mr Burden, from Luton, said the lights are not any kind of reflection, claiming he took the picture outside with no office lights behind him."



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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Sorry, I am a big fan of looking at ufo photos however this looks like a big fat hoax to me...
XHoaxX



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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That's exactly what they are. You can see the lights illuminating the ceiling just above the lights.

The unrealists will now argue for about 4 pages or so and say that we're just making things up to explain away these "real UFO's".



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Blooming may be a possibility I agree but what are the odds of getting four classic beemship shaped blooms?



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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If one has that shape they all will. The shape is a characteristic of the CCD and the light level.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:03 PM
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What pants - it's a reflection. Either that or London is being invaded by giant 40w bulbs from Homebase.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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No detail in the objects. I don't believe they were real objects flying by.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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Window reflections... there even seems to be more of them by the wheel.

Blooming is a possibllity, but these look more like reflections of recessed lights.

If you also look, below the left most light, and below and inbetween the middle two you can see what appear to be two dirty spots. Which would likely have been on the window, he took this through.


[edit on 3/18/2009 by eNumbra]



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:16 PM
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Doesnt look very sunny to me Phage so i doubt its blooming, it looks more like what armap said - reflected ceiling lights.
No doubt clocked it and thought he would post a bogus sighting online.
Seems to be a lot of reflections in glass photos about these days.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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edit - oops, already pointed out.

[edit on 3/17/2009 by Curious_Agnostic]



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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How could a photographer not see all those ships in formation at the time, if that's what they are? My first instinct said they were lampshade reflections. Whatever they are, they are certainly not alien spaceships. I call hoax on this one.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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Well , for what its worth I tweaked and cropped the picture and got this .



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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I looks light light reflections to me. But i do see the mothman, wait maybe it's just a stop light... lol



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:30 PM
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And, for what it's worth, I think I may have found the building from where the photo was taken.




posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:34 PM
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I'm a believer - but this time around I'm believing in Phage!

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