The Taiwan UFOlogy Society (TUFOS) came into possession of the photograph after it was snapped on an iPhone by Chen Yung-huang, a police officer enjoying a weekend hike at Jiaming Lake. After noticing the image contained something that didn’t look quite right, namely that there was a tall, half-invisible man-mantis creature lurking in the photo, he sent the picture off to Huang Chao-ming, the head of TUFOS, for an opinion. Huang then spent an entire year having photography, cellular technology, and image forensics experts check the photo out. So far, no one has been able to come to a conclusive explanation for the strange creature, with guesses ranging everywhere from faulty flash memory to invaders from outer space.
Chien Jung-ta, one of the photo experts consulted about the image doesn’t believe it has been edited in any way, pointing out the double exposure lines around the “alien”, indicating the phone was probably in motion when the photo was taken. This means that something was indeed standing on the mountain’s ridge.. the question is just who.. or what?
You can check out the segment on the creature that aired on Taiwan’s local news below. Don’t worry, you don’t need to speak the language to get the gist of it.
For more details on the mystery of the mantis alien, you can head over to the Taipei Times.