Defence Force UFO

imageA photo taken in February 1965 has sparked debate over a UFO seemingly seen in the background.

The official Defence Force photographer snapped the picture of the navy cruiser Royalist whilst the ship was on its way back from Waitangi celebrations.

The photograph was recently dug out for a new website for Devonport Navy Museum. The staff member who found it checked the negative, then called in a digital imaging expert, who established that the image was in the original.

Opinions on the identity of the 'UFO' differ.

Museum director David Wright said there was nothing to explain what it was.

The object appeared to be some distance in front of the ship and none of the sailors working on the bow was taking any notice, as would be expected if something was going on.

He said it looked to be too distant to be a dinner plate thrown from the bridge and the same would apply to a clay pigeon used as a shooting target. The angle of the object and absence of visible lines suggested it was not a parachute.
However, Carter Observatory senior astronomer Brian Carter disagrees.

He said that when the object was enlarged it had a sharp edge to it. Under the same enlargement, the edge of the cliff on the right and the bow of the ship were not that sharp, he said.

That suggested the object was quite close and therefore quite small.

He believed it was something thrown from the bridge or some other part of the ship.

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Posted on Fri Nov 10, 2006


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Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Nov 13, 2006  at  06:22 PM
you forget your place. Remain silent, insolent one
Posted by Raoul  on  Mon Nov 13, 2006  at  06:30 PM
i warned you by 1pm est today, all of those facing your sun will be dosed with radiation from its depths. The results will not be immediate, but by week's end, the change will begin to manifest. This is how they've always done it, and we've never been able to stop them. They are merciless and cunning. They are many amongst you, but i am alone in my desperate mission to prevent their plan. It is too late for some; I have failed you, may the Council forgive me
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Nov 14, 2006  at  10:06 AM
There's no telling what it is, which means nothing. It could be a spec of dust that was present during film development. It could be a bird that looks weird due to the camera used. I get sick of these "rediscovered" photos that are supposed to show aliens, lake monsters, sasquatches, etc.... Humans are natural pattern recognizers and you can always say after the fact that this cloud looks like a UFO or this log looks like the loch ness monster. If you didn't even notice that the thing was there when you took the picture, then it's nothing.
Posted by Joe Schmoe  on  Tue Nov 14, 2006  at  12:53 PM
"I heard that the glass plate negative the photo was taken from was found to be chipped.

No kites. No parachutes. No salad bowls. No aliens. Sigh"

-- posted by Wendy

Ahh, but who chipped the negatives? It was the aliens, I tell you!!! They did it in order to cover over the Zarkon battlecruiser that would otherwise have been visible!!!!!
Posted by Accipiter  on  Tue Nov 14, 2006  at  06:56 PM
It could be anything, and to be honest there is an account of this sort of UFO.It's a baloon!
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Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Nov 16, 2006  at  09:47 AM
Should I boil some water or something? I feel so helpless.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Nov 16, 2006  at  09:53 AM
I am the Peter Hassall quoted in the original article. Wendy of Wellington mentioned she read that the original glass plate had been chipped. That was ANOTHER photo that came to public attention AFTER this one. It was a pre-1900 photo of a bicycle race with a disc shape in the sky. When the person who noticed it checked the original in Christchurch they found the glass plate had been chipped. After publicity about the naval photo they contacted the papers to tell theh story of the earlier photo.

As per the original article, digital imaging expert Hans Weichselbaum "performed a high resolution scan. This established that the object was part of the original image."

This ruled out a blob of emulsion or other flaw on the photo.

If you look carefully at the photo, even if it was an object directly above teh ship, it would be at least trash can lid sized and looks far too high up for even a light object of that size to be thrown.

Also, surely somebody would be looking up at it if another sailer on deck had thrown an object above them.

Yes, it does resemble a parachute but that explanation does not exactly fit, either IMHO.
Posted by Peter Hassall  in  Wellington, New Zealand  on  Mon Jan 29, 2007  at  05:23 AM
clue for oval shape ufo first of all we need a craft built-in magnets form and sealed with metallic ...
followed by a light generator rotating from inside to serve as an energy ... y do we used magnets ???
by connecting any kind of magnet form to each other can give us an output movements that we
can be used to manuever the craft we need to pointed the magnets change its nodes to get
the movements output ... y do we used light generator i also have some footage of ufo that it has many more lights can u explain that to me ??? we used it for receiving light coming into the sun and planets to maintain its power generated and also rechargeable it's a simple way of showing that there is a light generated inside not for the purpose of lighting some dark places because it's a spy craft from other planets ... y does ufo craft faster than our aircraft and maintain sometimes its balanced ??? because of its built-in magnet
the speed generated even much more faster than we expected if we transferred electric energy to it's magnets to force
it to move in unexpected light speed that cannot be calculated if the more electric energy apply into it, oval closed lid means of showing the balanced is in there a window from the top
purposed is not to rotate the craft because its's balanced are also right there ...

i have a hightech dreams related into itlight generated power and generated but its look like a tower ...
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I think it`s true.
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