It had been a windy day in Psychosis by the sea, ( Los Angeles) The sunset had a deep blue sky and dramatic lighting. I pulled over and grabbed my Nikon Coolpix 510. There were only a few seconds of sunlight left. I shot five pictures right through the windshield, and the sun was gone. Later on my computer, my jaw dropped as I first saw the U.F.O. that hung in space above the sunset. I checked all of the shots, each one had the UFO in it.
Twenty years before when I was the staff photographer on a local newspaper, I created a flying saucer shot for the April Fools edition of the paper. I bowered one of the actual models used in the fifties cult move, "War of the Worlds." The next day an Air Force major appeared at the newspaper demanding to see the prints, a member of a UFO magazine followed him to make sure he didn't make off with those pictures. I was out, lucky me! The major looked at the prints and told my editor to tell me that I was a skilled technician, and that if I did this again, he would have me arrested, for what I don't know. This picture had the same reaction on line, a fierce debate between the believers and the skeptics. As it turned out the skeptics were right. The UFO turned out to be pigeon poop on my windshield, but the UFO believers still insist that my picture is proof positive that there are UFO's they insist that I have been brainwashed by Big Brother.
|Camera:||Nikon Coolpix P510 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||4 Oct 2013 - 4:29 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|