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Originally posted by DJW001
Although it does look suspiciously like a UTO (Unidentified Tossed Object) the angular distance from the bottom of the frame, taken with the angular distance to the top of the mountain, suggests that it was tossed extremely high... difficult if it were a hubcap. Not exactly a smoking gun, but if it is a hoax it is a very good one.
According to Peter Sturrock [Society For Scientific Exploration]:"The suspicion lingered throughout the investigation that a Frisbee or other similar object had merely been tossed up into the air and photographed. It became important to learn more about Frisbees and their "flight" qualities."
A former employee of a major Frisbee manufacturer, Gordon Holt, informed Haines that two factors of importance in the aerodynamic lift of a Frisbee are a "curved leading edge at the circumference of the disk and tiny microgrooves in the top surface. "He suggested that the addition of a dome-like structure to the top would probably reduce or destroy this aerodynamic lift."(Sturrock/Haines) Which was subsequently proven to be true by Haines in various experiments.
For comparison, Haines photographed many types of Frisbee models with an added dome illuminated by sunlight under the same angular conditions. "The surface reflections were markedly different in each case. In addition, the presence of the tiny, concentric microgrooves on all Frisbees would not be expected to yield a sharp contrast gradient as is seen in [the various color enhanced prints of the UFO photo]." (Sturrock/Haines)
"In summary, this investigation has shown that a mature adult with high credibility and little or no interest in UFO phenomena, obtained a single, colored, sharp-imaged photograph of an unidentified aerial disk-like object. Her subsequent reactions to seeing the disk's image on her photograph produced surprise and dismay as well as the normal array of "answer-seeking" behavior. She has not capitalised on having such a photo and acts somewhat embarrassed at having taken it without seeing the disk. The disk's identity has not been established to date." (Sturrock, The UFO Enigma.)
Originally posted by waveguide3
Considering the purported subject of the photo is the mountain, there's not much to see of it is there?
Originally posted by deltaalphanovember
I am not a sceptic - I believe because I have seen with my own eyes. However this pic just seems odd to me.
Also, why do a lot of UFO pics show UFO's that simply cannot seem to maintain a perfectly horizontal hover or flight?
They always seem to be listing over at some weird and uncomfortable angle. Doesn't make sense to me.