Thursday, November 18, 2010

Soviet Saucer

This is going to be a quick one.
There has been some buzz about an alleged UFO photo emerging from an old Russian Air Force retiree. He claims that the photographed this UFO at an air force base in Shpitzbergen.
the news of this allegedly originated from POPMECH.RU, but I have had some difficulty finding it.

It's pretty obvious that this is a hoax at first glance, but I felt it necessary to do the 2 minutes of google searching to find the original photo.

Case closed.
There are other ways of knowing that this was a hoax without locating the original photo. The most obvious to me is that the photographer didn't center the UFO in the picture. What was he taking a picture of, the Mig or the UFO? Also, the Plane is at the focal point, meaning the UFO should appear significantly blurred, which it is not. The colors seem a bit off, being that this photo was allegedly taken in the 1950s as well, though I'm not expert on that subject.

The fact that this was taken seriously by anyone is a serious problem. Especially that it was considered news.