This thread just showed up this afternoon in "recent posts," and somehow I missed it back in Nov/Dec. After the first few (6 or 7 pages) I saw the
photo differently than any of you. It has been a very interesting thread and a good read, with very few of the decorum breaches that tend to infect
these UFO pic threads.
However, my other reason for persistently reading all 40 pages was to find the other person or people who would see the photo as I see it, and no one
has. So, perhaps I'm just really weird (which we mostly knew anyway), or maybe I need new glasses again although my prescription is only about 4
months old and I AM wearing them.
Surely at one time or another most of you have seen an optical illusion like the 'vase or two faces' or 'pretty young lady or old crone'?
Sometimes you can't see the "reverse image" when you first look, but then once you see it, sometimes it's hard to "unsee" it and see what you
saw when you first looked at it...
Well, about my 2nd or 3rd time of viewing the OP's photo, I saw something different, and even in all of the edited, altered, colored, filtered, blown
up, contrasted, etc. versions I can't UNSEE what I see.
And, without any further unintentional buildup of suspense, what I see is a mountaintop through a hole in the clouds/haze/fog. I see a treeline, a
bare slope above the treeline, and then a mountaintop or portion of a mountain peak either partially obscured by haze/clouds or possibly snow-capped.
As I said, it took me a few good looks at the photo to see it that way instead of seeing it as an object in the sky, but now that I have seen it as a
hole I have a hard time seeing it as an object. The "irregular" bottom edge now makes sense as a treeline, and the "lopsidedness" of the top
portion is no longer anomalous.
Here are a couple of examples of the phenomenon I am referring to:
Please don't tear me apart, I myself have seen a UFO more than once and I don't doubt they exist, nor do I claim to have the definitive answer for
what the OP's photo is. I'm just presenting a different point of view to see if anyone else can see it as I do.