UFO silliness :)
This is a photo I took myself of a UFO (unidentified flying object). It was taken with a standard SLR 35 millimeter camera using a 208mm telephoto lense with 100 speed color film. The photo was taken in October 1991 at the Abluquerque International Balloon Fiesta during one of the mass ascensions. The image above was scanned as a black and white image, cropped and magnified 300 times. The object flashed as if it was rotating. Looks like a pretty convincing UFO photo doesn't it? And it looks as good as (if not better than) many UFO photos published.
This is the same image as above, but scanned as a color image, cropped and magnified 500 times.
One might be led to believe that I actually saw a UFO that is an extra-terrestrial vehicle that was large but far away. The fact is that I saw it at a crowded sitr and in a crowded sky. The photo was taken during a hot air balloon mass ascension and a balloon flew behind this curious object after I had taken the photo. Thus I was able to determine the object was no more than a few feet in diameter. My guess (and it is only a guess) is that it was some sort of mylar balloon reflecting the sunlight and caught in the wind, even though it appeared to be stationary and rotating from my vantage point. Or who knows....Maybe they are just really small aliens attending the balloon fiesta like I was!
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