I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything regarding UFOs. However, this one caught my eye, so I thought it might be interesting to get our readers take on it.

A gentleman named Gary McDermott claims to have spotted the object while photographing a helicopter in Plymouth, England.

Here’s the bottom line on the incident from the telegraph:

Gary McDermott snapped the glowing red object, with bright flashing lights, after stopping his car to photograph a low-flying helicopter in Plymouth.

The disc-shaped UFO flashed across the sky – just as he was taking the picture – before it disappeared into the night at 9pm on Sunday.

Mr McDermott, who was working night shifts on the city’s famous Royal Albert Bridge, said: “I just couldn’t believe what I had just seen.

“It must have been a UFO – and I cannot believe I am saying that because I don’t believe in them usually. I am always skeptical.

“But this was definitely not a normal aircraft. It was red, the shape they say UFO aircraft is, and had two bright lights coming out of it.

“It came into shot just as I took the picture – then as soon as I said to my mate ‘look what I have just seen’, it disappeared.

“Apparently there have been a few other similar sightings across Britain in recent weeks.”

On January 6 two mysterious bright lights were spotted floating over Chatham in Kent.

Less than a week later four similar lights were seen over Essex – but none were as clear as Gary’s Devon snap.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they had not been informed of any reports of UFO sightings in the area.

It would seem the wording used could be misunderstood. “Flashed across the sky” may imply it was moving at a high rate or speed or it could describe it as blinking in and out of view. Also, the object seems to have a very familiar…..

As much as I want to work this incident over, I’m going to stick with my NYR and keep my trap shut. I don’t want to take all the fun out of it for those who were kind enough to read the article.

So, lets hear it! Is this a UFO, spacecraft from beyond or something more earthly?

Thanks to the telegraph for the lowdown.

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  • thatguyfromsyracuse

    Looks like it’s just a reflection of a street light.

  • The close up looks like a blurry photo of a gold fish. Who knows.

  • Ramon

    A huge light in the frame is usually the culprit. It does funny things in the optics of the camera.

  • Lisa

    Ha-ha, Val, that was the exact first thought I had! Either a blurred photo of a coi or even possibly a fishing lure.

  • It does look somewhat like a carp. Good eye Val and Lisa!

    I thought it resembled something else. Maybe someone will mention it.

  • I’m with Ramon. Looks like lens flare from multiple bright light sources. The picture also looks cropped – if it is we’re literally not seeing all the evidence.

  • The Oshmar

    Space carp?

    Either that or an advertising blimp.

  • Henry

    I guarantee, take away the glare and the street light is at the exact same angle. The bright spot in the center is the bulb and the glow surrounding is the diffuser.

  • I can’t believe papers print this crap. When I got my first digital camera, I took night shots and video of street lamps to see if I could reproduce what I often saw on youtube and blogs. Sure enough, I got tiny blue UFOs circling the light as I moved the camera around. I also got blue laser-like beams shooting straight up and down (an drunken idiot filming the BP oil disaster got the same effect and claimed it was proof a flying saucer had attacked the platform).
    Don’t newspapers have, you know, PHOTOGRAPHERS on staff who could vet these images?

  • Joe

    Looks like a blimp to me…

  • Matthew Paul Hutchinson

    lens glare from the street light. Easy really.

  • Jen

    Saw same thing over my house last night and I don’t have a street lamp on my roof. 7/6/13 @1130p
    S.Plymouth Ma