One snowy night in 27 January 2004 a Nottinghamshire man took a series of colour slides showing Retford Town Hall for submission to a photography competition. He saw nothing unusual at the time, but on examining the transparencies he was amazed to find an image showing what appears to be a classic“flying saucer”.
Having ruled out lens flares and aircraft he contacted the Ministry of Defence who said “defence experts” would like to take a look at his image. He delivered the slide to the MoD in March that year was sent to the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency in July 2004.
Blow up of mystery object
After subjecting the image to detailed scrutiny DGIA said they were unable to reach any “definitive conclusion” about the mysterious image. But they did say“it may be coincidental that the illuminated plane of the object passes through the centre of the frame, indicating a possible lens anomaly e.g. adroplet of moisture.”
Take a good look at the enlargement shown above, does that really look like a water droplet to the reader?