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Picture: UFO spotted in sky above Mounts Bay

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

  • Mounts Bay by Michael Potter - but is that a UFO on the left?

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ON the left side of this picture, highlighted by the dark cloud but with its detail obscured, is a bright triangular shape streaking across the sky.

Could it be visitor from space or perhaps an experimental delta-wing aircraft from Culdrose or beyond?

It was snapped by accident and only discovered when Michael Potter reviewed his photographs of Mounts Bay on his computer.

He said: “I uploaded it to my laptop and decided to delete it because of the apparent sunspot over part of the image.

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“Then I noticed on the left hand side of the image something that had not been apparent when I took the photo.

“The photo has not been tampered with or photo-shopped so what is it?”

Perhaps the correct answer is in itself as incredible as the idea of UFOs.

It is most probably a large lump of 4.3-billion-year-old rock which has slammed into the Earth’s atmosphere at a terrific speed, perhaps as much as 45 miles a second. Heated by friction to a fireball of around 1,500 degrees centigrade, it is just one of an endless cascade of meteors that rain down on us day and night.

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  • break  |  February 02 2014, 6:57PM

    We should all pray that a meteorite lands on County Hall,but thinking about it,the meteorite would probably burn up in the hot air surrounding the place.

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  • josdave  |  February 01 2014, 7:44PM

    Piloted by Elvis no doubt.

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  • A_Visitor  |  February 01 2014, 7:11PM

    It is not a UFO or anything of the sort. As the photo has been taken into the sun, the direct sunlight appears to have reflected off a piece of dirt or something within the lens itself and cause this. Shooting into the sun has also caused the blob in the centre of the photo as well. Having shot tens of thousands of photos myself (mostly into the sky) I am certain this is what this is. If it were a meteor, and it was that bright, I am sure you would notice this in the viewfinder when you took the photo.

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