Admittedly, this comes from The sun newspaper, not known for its accuracy, but which reports on a ufo sighting in Cornwall, with a image of the alleged UFO.
This can be seen in the oh so great, meaningful titled “oooh arrr not alone anymore” (posted 1st january 2007).
The image which they blow up for everyone to see (which is helpful,admitedly), is clearly a seagull, (you can even see the wing of the bird in flight, yes its blurred but it’s there). Also its another case of “i didn’t see it at the time, but”….
In the article it mentions “”Nick, formerly the official Ministry of Defence UFO analyst, said: “If I was still there I’d be looking at this very closely. The object looks structured, symmetrical and metallic. This man has caught something very interesting indeed””.
Michael Soper, of the Contact International UFO group, agreed: “This does appear genuine. Digital photos can be doctored but everything about it appears consistent.” (extract taken from article). I will give both of them the benefit of a possible, misquote or out of context statement…..and i can understand to an extent that they may have believed otherwise (i have also made mistaken identities to sightings), but this is quite an obvious one…
What do you think; am i being a bit harsh on this? do you believe its a ufo and why?
Why are the newspapers jumping on the ufo bandwagon again; easy… they do not want to know the truth, and couldn’t care less, as long as it sells papers. What it does do, is give us a bad name again.
UPDATE: 4th January 2007
To roughly show why i have come to think it is a seagull…. i have pointed out the features in the photo below (apologies for the out of focus photogragh from the newspaper, and not too well labelled representation). Please also see “cornwall ufo – its a bird damn it“.