Flying Saucer Photographed in 2009 Finally Surfaces on the Web

Flying Saucer Photographed in 2009 Finally Surfaces on the Web


A Canadian man with his camera pointed to the sky ended up snagging a photo of strange circular object, but it took him until early this morning to finally upload the image to the web.

Reddit user “mcphisto” posted the strange photo at around 2AM, saying that he had forgotten all about it until he went to edit the panoramic snapshots he had taken of the evening sky.



“Myself and a few neighbours were in the street admiring the strange orangey clouds,” he wrote. “To the east the sky was blue but to the northwest it was orange and black clouds. I was taking a panoramic picture of the sky when I thought ‘why would a small plane fly in that storm?'”

Mcphisto says that he snapped the image about four years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia, and at the time had files a report with a UFO investigation group in the area who were greatly intrigued by the photo.

“I reported it to the BC UFO people and they were very interested, as I [saw] it with the naked eye as I held my camera at arms length [while] taking the shots. Shame I wasn’t using my DSLR at the time.”

Did Mcphisto capture a genuine flying saucer with his camera? Let me know what you think! Share your thoughts with me on Facebook, tweet me @WeirdHQ, or leave a comment below!


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  1. alanborky

    05/27/2013 at 4:43 PM

    I’m thinking moth/butterfly maybe but this’s where an idea of Bruce Duensing’s might be useful.

    If we had a library of known objects at known distances from known angles using known cam technology at known settings we might be able to use pixel behaviour under different conditions to eliminate the knowns and leave us with true unknowns.

    Afterall this’s precisely the sort of approach video game makers use when they create algorithms to create the illusion we’re looking at and moving through a very realistic 3D environment.

  2. NotSheep

    05/31/2013 at 6:01 PM

    I live in the central interior of British Columbia and have seen my fair share of UFOs. The south side of Francois Lake seems to be a local hotspot for strange sightings, and there has even been a crop circle or two. My favorite sighting was south of Francois Lk, but north of Ootsa Lk, near the Cheslatta mountain. We saw a UFO one evening that was sort of cigar shaped, was as long as the top of the small mountain was wide, and hovered there for what must have been 15 minutes before sliding over the horizon and dissapearing to the west. The great part about this story is later that same month we were talking to some local farmers who had been watching the UFO from about 100km further SW than us. They confirmed our sighting, and also described small craft that were running what seemed to be search patterns down the valley towards the Nechako river. It scared them so bad that they said they were hiding under their kitchen table as the smallish craft flew over their ranch house. It was very cool, although frightening for some.

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