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.

You read that right! This one is hot off the wire today as a woman in Chile claims to have photographed something that seems quite impossible.

This story is coming to us from Scott Corrales over at Inexplicata. Scott is the guy who traverses all the Latin countries in search of the unexplained and then is nice enough to translate these stories into English for us.

There’s not much to say as far as a lead in, so lets get right to it with quoted material straight from Inexplicata:

Mrs. Janette Villa Torres, married, with a high school degree and considered a trustworthy person at her place of employment, since she works as a municipal official in downtown Angol (9th Region), never imagined she would manage to photograph what we are showing to our readers.

Her intention was to take a photo of the Moon and the planet Venus, which shone in the heavens on 7 November at 21:30 hours. Mrs. Janette was in the back yard of her home and used her 16.7 pixel Samsung digital camera for this purpose. There was nothing particularly unusual about her surroundings. She even remarked to researcher Raul Gajardo Lepold that there is neither public nor private lighting in this part of her house. She did, however, noticed a sort of spark or noise in the flash at the moment the photo was taken, which we mention for purposes of subsequent analyses. The distance separating her from the shrubs appearing in the photo is some four meters, and their height is also close to four meters.

Upon seeing the image recovered from the device, she rightly astonished to see a transparent entity with light sources in its body over to the right hand side of the photograph. There was no doubt about it: the silhouette of a person with a very clearly defined outline (arms, head and back) could be seen at first sight. All indications are that the being had its back toward the camera and in a diagonal direction (45 degrees)

At this moment we are conducting some inquiries about whether it could be smoke from the other side of the wall that can be seen in the photo, or if a highly peculiar light effect caused this silhouette. It is only logical that there should be a variety of opinions, more so when the effects of digital photography are still little known.

We customarily received a significant number of photos from our readers and we know that photos of “UFOs” and similar subjects are controversial overall. For this reason we have chosen to publish a few that seem curious to us and have a distinct provenance.

We are still following the trail of this story. In the meantime, we attach the photo for our readers’ consideration, as they will surely have their own opinions about it.

And now, the photo of the day:


I have to be honest, I’m stumped on this one at the moment. If the story is true, there is little that can explain it, other than a photographic anomaly of some sort. Of course, that would be an easy answer at this juncture. I honestly wish I had more time today to really look this photo over, but I wanted to get it out there as soon as I could.

I plan to really examine this in the next couple of days and should there be something obvious to deem it a hoax, I’ll certainly let you all know. I will also keep you updated with the ongoing investigation at the location.

I tend to trust Scott Corrales as he tries to be up front about what he reports. Although, he can’t always fully extend that further, he does have several trustworthy constituents.

I’d like to thank the following sources for content provided:

Scott Corrales – Inexplicata
Raul Gajardo-NOUFA

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  • Doubting Thomas

    Why would you use a flash to photograph astromical objects? That totaly defeats the purpose, the idea is to eliminate outside light .

  • Burt

    I don’t call these type images “hoaxes,” something that implies someone deliberately faked it. But as a longtime professional videographer and photographer (too many decades to even state) I speculate this image is related to digital cameras and their flash units. But it also could happen to a film camera. It is the same phenomena that causes most “orb” photos. In so many of those/these type pictures, the photographer sees nothing until AFTER the shot. That should be a clue. In the vast majority of similar photos I have studied, there are usually reflective surfaces. But wait, you say, there’s nothing there but a bunch of leaves on a bush. Take a close look at most any green leaf and you will see a shiny, waxy coating… angled just right… it can reflect back into the lens, distorted, and show up as basically a lens flare – again, a DISTORTED lens flare. Understand that not all lens flares and refraction are round! Now note the numerous green leaves in this photo and even how many of them are obviously reflecting the flash. Someone commented “Why use a flash to photograph the moon?” Well, many digital cameras automatically trigger the flash when the light falls below a certain level – like at night, or in a poorly lit room. Most inexperienced photographers don’t bother turning off that feature (the strobe light) and some less expensive cameras won’t even allow you to shut off the autoflash. One must realize how bright even a tiny strobe light is on a camera. It’s of extremely short duration, but it is often bright enough to cause reflections back into the lens and create a refraction, that is, a distorted light image that might happen to look like a ghost, human, orb or whatever. From now on, start looking for reflective surfaces when you come aross photos like this. Sometimes the reflective surface is off camera, but many, many times you can spot a surface that will reflect the light and cause similar odd images or orbs when it bounces back into the lens. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself with the strobe on and in dim light. You’ll have to shoot several dozen shots but I’l bet bet you can get a distorted flare or two if there are enough reflective surfaces around. Glassware, shiney top tables, nick nacks, insects and, yes, even dust particles do it and create those spooky “orbs.” Have fun and show your friends. 🙂 Burt

  • twas brillig

    Little do you realize that the spirits of any type (ghost, nature spirit/elementals etc.) all take full advantage of digital artifacts to make their appearances made. Don’t believe me? Try some DMT.

  • Elwoodathome

    Ha, Ha. Good point.

  • kevin w

    Our brains try to make everything we see make sense.

  • universal homunculus

    oh liten up.

    “when comforting a spelling Nazi I usually say, ‘ their, they’re, there'”

  • crazy much

    Wooooo the ghostys or is it alians

  • Scott_McMan

    You may be right. I didn’t run this thru error correction. Frankly, If I picked at every detail, I’d never have anything to post. Lets be realistic, people love this stuff and the less you say, the better. They want to dream and imagine something outside the realm of possibility, so we give it to them. Although there are times where I will do it myself, I’d much rather the readers pick it apart.

  • Scott_McMan

    Wow, Stacy would probably get very angry with me. I love to throw stuff like that in my posts. My favorite that really gets people mad is when I use “per-say” in an article. LOL!

    She has a point though as there is no reason to misspell with all the helpers available. I think rusty did that one on porpus though.

  • Scott_McMan

    *cough*, my name is Scott. You see, my parents though: What can we name our new baby that will really handicap him in life, Michael? Of course not! That’s a #1 winner name. No, lets name him Scott, so he can really fight thru life.

    Uhh, you probably didn’t want all that information, did you?

    Oh, your comment, I concur.

  • Scott_McMan

    Wow Stacy, you are a nitpicker, aren’t you? LOLOL! Although, you did get him good with that one. He’s all: The EXIF is bla bla because the magnito assembly was set a quarter turn past true center, bla bla. Then it all blew up! I think I like you.

  • Scott_McMan

    That is the entire photo aside from a few more leaves at the bottom. Head over to Inexplicata if you don’t believe me. It’s linked right up in the article.

  • Stacey Anderson

    Don’t get excited.

    This is the internet.

    And I’m really a guy.

  • annoying imbecile

    lold so hard