So I wanted to post this wayyyy back when I first found the website but due to the posting restrictions (and me straying away from the community for
some time, I never got the chance too), sadly this picture was taken so long ago that I no longer remember date/specific time it was taken.
What I do Know
My girlfriend and I were out hiking at Mt. Pisgah's hiking trails in NC, this would've been a late-June/early-August afternoon (~2pm, 2012). They have
a nice little area set up overlooking the valley, etc where I was taking a few pictures from (this was the only one that contained an anomaly like
this). I did not actually find this anomaly until quite a while after being there/taking the picture (I had read a book on the Stan Romanek story and
it mentions going through old photos as most times you would miss such things as this right after taking the picture and sure enough I had...)
I'm including the original image in case anyone would like to double check my Photoshop skills (I can tell you I've never installed Photoshop and as
you'll be able to tell by my outlining, my MSPaint skills are sub par as well
I will say that I have had other experiences with UFOs, such as this (no up close encounters, and hopefully never will :x) mainly at night or while
driving (I take driving a couple tons of a metal more seriously than most, nowadays at least, and don't enjoy answering/messing with my phone while
What I Speculate
One of two things, it's either a UFO or more than likely a bug. I'm not entirely sold on the bug theory which is why I'd like some 2nd opinions here
(I do actually respect the debunkers here, as most of them do quite a bit of in-depth research when necessary).
I'm not sold on the bug theory because to me (as an ex-Mathematics major) the size of the bug in comparison to everything else just makes no sense to
me... the UFO (technically this is still true unless one of you can confirm it is indeed a bug), seems like it would be too far away for me to be able
to see the wings (?) in the original zoom from that distance unless this is one massive flying insect, also as I stated earlier, these did not appear
in any of the other pictures I took (several are from this same location, would gladly post them if someone feels the need to check those as well).
(These were taken with a Galaxy S2 phone, if you click and zoom it's a fairly decent size vs these thumbnails or whatever they want to call it that go
into forums; you'll have to click and zoom if you want to check out the wings I mentioned from original view as the thumbnail reduces the quality/size
I'm pretty sure the general consensus will follow my bug theory, but feel free to do any image analysis you'd like as I have nothing to hide here.
Thanks in advance,
edit on 27-1-2014 by McGooferson because: correction to year pic was taken