Can no one analyze a UFO photo anymore?
Was a UFO over Yemen photographed? Don’t think so.
These stories about people photographing UFOs are getting stupid! Today this story about a photographer named Aseel Badiyan who says that he was taking pictures of the mountains near the capital city of Sana’a in Yemen when he captured this photo of a UFO. I believe he was taking pictures of the hills, but a UFO I don’t think he photographed.
Astronomers are not photo analysts!
Apparently Badiyan contacted Sharaf Al Sifyati the deputy chairman of the Saudi astronomy association and asked him to analyze his photograph. Too bad that astronomers aren’t trained in optics (or common sense apparently.)
”When this Yemeni photographer contacted me and showed me that picture, I felt that he was telling the truth” Sharaf Al Sifyati told local reporters.
“I checked the picture and found that is authentic and does not involve any tricks or tampering….as for that object, I believe it is strange and unfamiliar but I am not sure it is a space object because these phenomena remain a possibility rather than a reality…I think this incident has to be fully investigated.”
Lens Flares Do Not Equal UFOs
This is all fine and good, but I would bet money that what Badiyan actually captured was not a UFO over Yemen but light reflecting off the glass in front of him or within his own camera lens. Lens flare is the #1 this I see misidentified as UFOs in photographs.
It wasn’t too long ago that the news was all freaked out over pink UFOs that were showing up in Google Street View photographs. They were identified as lens flares and that is exactly what we are seeing here.
What do you think of the UFO over Yemen photo?
Is this photo a blatant misidentification of a lens flare as a UFO or am I full of it? Put your comments in below and let me know what you think!