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06-06-2008: 14:00hrs - Great Bowden, Leicestershire, UK
This Saucer-Like Flying Object Was Accidentally Photographed by a Railway Worker

 


Above: Various enlargements taken from original image

Unseen at time of taking image - is this a flying saucer or a strange airship?

Is this a picture of an Unidentified Flying Object over Great Bowden? It was taken with a digital camera 06-06-2008, by a railway enthusiast, who only noticed the object while downloading the picture to his computer. The mystery photographer was initially reluctant to send the picture to their local newspaper, but was recently persuaded to by a friend, who allowed them to reproduce the photograph on the agreement that both would remain anonymous.

Original image
Above: Low quality thumbnail of original case image marked; click for unmarked

We realise that at first glance this object somewhat resembles a blimp, airship or a similar type of inflatable side-on ...but look closer, it's proportions aren't identical to something so obvious, and this 'thing' has some highly unusual appendages on it as well. Can you think of anything else that looks exactly like this? because we can't.

It is all a matter of perspective; depending on ones angle of view, an airship side-on can appear like a tilted saucer head-on and vice versa.

This photo was posted on our BEAMS site some seven years after the actual event, (2015, as we have only recently learned about the case), but all we have to go on photo-wise, is a rather blurred enlargement of a reduced version of the witness' original photograph; Why so? When conducting a thorough net search regarding this case, it quickly became apparent that all of the original images from the 2008 Great Bowden case have been removed from there, with just these fuzzy thumbnails remaining!

Story from the Harborough Mail online site, (discovered online with photo now removed, only text remaining, and same situation with the Lutterworth Mail as well), reads: 'The photo, taken from the footbridge over the railway line at Great Bowden, appears to show a saucer-shaped object flying above the trees.

It was taken with a digital camera last summer by a railway enthusiast, who only noticed the object while downloading the picture to his computer.

The mystery photographer was initially reluctant to send the picture to The Mail but was recently persuaded to by a friend, who allowed us to reproduce the photograph on the agreement that both would remain anonymous.

The photographer's friend said: "I think you can see from the picture this does not look like a bird. However, I wouldn't like to venture any guesses.

"I personally don't believe in extra-terrestrial flying machines but I have to admit that I am a bit baffled by this one.

"I can say this though the original picture is genuine and hasn't been messed with.

"There is actually a series of pictures that were taken, some with birds in them, and there is a distinct difference. This object only really appears in this one."

The picture was taken at about 2pm on June 6 last year about three weeks before office worker Rachael Berry told The Mail she had seen a shiny, metallic-looking ball moving above fields near Brampton Valley Way in daylight.

A week later a couple reported seeing a saucer-shaped object hovering and moving in circles above the town's golf club at night while Caroline Marriott told The Mail she saw a trail of red lights 'snaking' towards the window of her flat in Welland Court, Harborough.

The reports of these sightings were picked up by UFO enthusiasts across the globe via our website and have been viewed by thousands of people.'  end quote.

Curious case eh?