posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 05:43 AM
ETA: (well-known image at link)
July 27, 2011
A photo of an unidentified flying object high in the Belgian sky has been puzzling NASA scientists for over two decades.
But the mystery has now been solved: the man who took the shot has spoken out, and admitted the contraption was a fake he made from polystyrene.
The picture shows a triangular-shaped flying saucer with four lights, allegedly photographed in April 1990 by a young worker. The photo was released
after several sightings of UFOs over Belgium in 1989 and 1990.
Another one bites the dust.
One of the favorite photographs of UFO buffs has now been admitted as being a hoax.
While hoaxing is not uncommon, having the hoaxster come clean and admit it is. It helps clear the board of one more photograph that has long been
considered as possibly genuine.
This photo became popular during the "triangle ufo" craze in the 1990's forward, and has often been held out as being something of value, a mystery
that has, as of yet, been unsolved.Even Nasa has spoken about the photo, stating it left them stumped as to what it could be.
People like this blacken the eye of UFO research, and gives one more reason to disbelievers to turn the other way.
I have the feeling that "disclosure" is probably going to be the reverse of what people expect, and in fact will mean disclosure of fakes and hoaxes
rather than disclosure of alien existance. In a way, this can be a good thing, thus removing known hoaxes from research tables, but the ruinous effect
on true research could be long standing, possibly irreparable damage for serious research.
edit on 31-7-2011 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)