It has been reportedthat a UFO like object floating in the clouds was caught on camera on the same day ten dead birds appeared in a nearby garden belonging to local Workington, Cumbria UK resident Sharon Larkin.
The photo above as shot by 23 year old Calum Sherwood was taken after he noticed something strange in the sky whilst riding a bus this past Monday.
Although pundits are divided by what the image Mr Sherwood caught actually represents some think that there may be a causation with the ten dead birds turning up in a local garden to the image in the sky.
Reflects Ms Larkin, an admittedly avid UFO enthusiast: ‘There is something about this picture. The line around the edge of the UFO is very clear and very specific.
‘I’ve shown it to other people and some people have suggested it might be an unusual cloud formation, but the perimeter is very clear and I don’t think that’s the case.
‘What’s really strange is that the day Calum took this picture I discovered about ten dead birds in my garden, the back and the front.
‘They were sparrows and blackbirds. It could just be a co-incidence but the discovery of dead birds is associated with sightings of UFOs.’
A local Meteorology spokesperson opined that ”It looks like a it’s just a persisting circular contrail (a condensation trail of ice crystals produced by jet engines at high altitude).
‘There’s patchy high cirrus cloud around, so the atmosphere is moist enough to allow contrails to last for some time.
‘It’s hard to tell whether the contrail is above or below the cloud around it but we suspect that in some places it is below, and the grey bits are then where the contrail shadow falls on the cloud beneath it.
‘It’s unusual for a civil aircraft to be doing this sort of thing so it’s probably military.’
Reflects Mr Sherwood who took the photograph: ‘I was looking at the object for about 20 minutes. It was so strange.
‘When I showed the picture to my girlfriend Michelle, we thought it might be a UFO so we contacted a friend who knows a lot about this kind of thing.
‘I have never seen anything like this before and have no idea what it might be.’
Ms Larkin whose garden the dead birds fell in to date also asserts that she heard unusual noises in the sky which sounded ‘like metal scraped against metal.’
As an aside which may or may not help explain the formation in the above photo and or at least the appearance of the dead birds, the dailymailgoes on to report that the area in which the sighting took place also comprises a wide range of nuclear facilities, including redundant facilities associated with early defence work, as well as operating facilities associated with the Magnox reprocessing programme, the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant, the Sellafield Mox plant and a range of waste treatment plants.
For now debate rages on within the community as to whether there was actually a UFO sighting whilst some insist that it must have been, as the idea of life other than that on Earth is a compelling one. That said some observers have dismissed the above photo as a hoax:
This is a photo shop job. Completely fake. The photo has a line on the left side which outlines a frame box where the UFO was inserted. Completely fake.
Then there was this observation that caught my attention as well : No not a UFO looks more like a lunar halo, something to do with the ice crystals in the air, seen it before.
The sun goes on to note that this is not the first purported UFO sighting in the area when in 2010 a man walking his dog saw a bright solid red light moving above the town