In a photograph straight out of Fox Mulder’s filing cabinet, a Washington man has captured two clusters of crimson lights noiselessly passing over his home on Monday night.
The eerie image was part of a series of photos snapped by a Battle Ground, Washington man (who didn’t want his name printed) at around midnight.
After snapping the images with his cell phone, the baffled man went inside to show his wife, Nicole Keller, who informed him that he had captured a UFO. He wanted to hear nothing of unidentified space craft, so she sent the images off to the local newspaper, who did their own investigating.
“He was standing outside and saw those strange lights,” Keller told The Columbian. “He said they were going really slow.”
Niether the Federal Aviation Administration nor the local emergency service operators received any reports of strange objects in the sky, but Peter Davenport, director of the UFO Reporting Center in Eastern Washington, said that reports of this formation have been growing.
“I haven’t heard anything from that area,” Davenport told investigators. “But we have received reports the likes of which you described continuously since last June.”
Thanks to their tight formation and uniform brightness, even the local science museum’s planetarium manager can’t seem to figure them out, telling reporters that he does “not think these are necessarily sky lanterns” like the ones that stirred locals up last year.
I’ll admit that, if real, the photo is one of the most striking UFO images I’ve seen so far this year, almost too good. Anyone care to do an analysis on it? Tweet us @WhoForted, swing by our Facebook page, or leave a comment below and let us know what you make of the images.
It’s not a hoax! But.. it’s also not an interstellar space craft. Turns out the military is saying “my bad” on this one.
From The Columbian:
The lights were almost certainly part of an Army training exercise by the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said Tracy Bailey, a spokeswoman for the regiment.
More specifically, they believe the lights were from a CV-22 Osprey aircraft. Or maybe that’s just what they want us to believe. Either way, it turns out it wasn’t the cell phone apps the skeptics would have had you believe were responsible for the craft being “too perfect”, demonstrating that they leap to conclusions just as quickly as the man in a tin foil hat. Turns out, we can all just start blaming the military.. either for creating the sighting, or covering it up.