A man has divided the internet after taking a picture of what he thought was a UFO – as while some said it could be others were not so convinced.
Reddit user @angrypirate_666 was out walking his dog when he saw an oval object moving very slowly through the sky, so he stopped to snap a picture, as the Daily Star reports.
When he looked at it later he couldn’t figure out what it was, and thought that maybe it was a UFO – so he shared it with online aficionados in the hope that they could identify the object.
He received an array of responses, as while some said it could have been evidence of extraterrestrial life, others said he had wasted their time by sharing a picture of a plane.
The man said: “Spotted this in the sky in Alberta Canada on December 8, it just looked like an oval object moving very slowly across the sky. I continued watching it as I walked my dog.
“This happened at eight in the morning then it reappeared later on in the day at approximately 1300. This time it looked almost square and was moving away from me in the sky.
“The last picture I’m posting is from later on in the day the others are from the morning, I have no idea what it is any help would be much appreciated I can tell you one thing it creeped me out.”
While very few UFO fanatics praised the post, saying it was ‘definitely not a waste of time,’ the user was also shut down by many sceptics who believed the shape was caused by a plane.
One user said: “It is a plane, my friend. It’s just very high up and, like stars, seems not to be moving. Especially because of the angle of travel. I have been fooled by the same thing before.”
Another added: “Just looks like a short contrail. Different weather conditions produce different lengths and sizes of the contrail. The direction it’s flying relative to your position can affect how the contrail looks too.”
A third commented: “You can see the actual size and shape of the sliver of the sun visible on the right of the pole as lens flare on the left of the pole.
“This is a good example of how the glare of a bright object can bear little resemblance to the actual size and shape of the object itself and applies to a lot of those FLIR images we’ve been seeing.”