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SEE IT: 'Best' UFO picture released decades after hidden, expert says it's real

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 8/16/2022 Luke Gentile
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What is considered the "best" photograph of a UFO ever captured was released after disappearing 32 years ago.

The "Calvine photo" was taken on Aug. 4, 1990, by a pair of hikers around Calvine, Scotland, and has been the object of myths, theories, and speculation for over three decades, according to a report.

The image shows a diamond-shaped object hovering above the earth while a fighter jet appears to be approaching it.


Now, British journalist David Clarke has released it for the public to interpret.

Clarke, who worked as a curator for Britain's National Archives, discovered that former Press Officer Craig Lindsay of the Royal Air Force had a copy of the original print.

Lindsay had been waiting for someone to look into it, the report noted.

The "Calvine photo" is one of six images captured by the hikers, who remain nameless, according to the report.

The pair took the photo to Scotland's Daily Record, hoping the newspaper would publish it.

However, the publication handed the startling image to the British Ministry of Defence.

The ministry reportedly kept the image a secret for more than three decades.

"The negatives have never been seen since they reached the Ministry of Defence," Clarke said.

"Now, the Ministry of Defence say that they returned them to the Daily Record, but the Daily Record say they never received them and they have no idea what happened to them. So, there's a lot of questions to be answered."

Clarke had the image analyzed by Andrew Robinson, a senior lecturer in photography at Sheffield Hallam University.

Robinson believes the photo is real and that it shows no signs of alteration or manipulation.

"It follows that this is either a genuine unidentified flying object in the sky," a report from Robinson read, "or that any construction or manipulation used to create this effect occurred in front of the camera and not in the capturing of the scene on film nor in the subsequent processing and printing of the image."

Clarke also thinks the image is real, but he said he does not believe it to be extraterrestrial.

"Sadly, I do not think that mysterious aircraft arrived from another galaxy," he said.

"I believe it was man-made somewhere in a secret hangar — and whatever it was remains on the secret list and highly sensitive."

Clarke feels that the UFO is actually a top-secret U.S. reconnaissance aircraft called the "Aurora."


"Although there has never been any substantial evidence that it was ever built or flown, there have been numerous unexplained sightings and incidents in both the U.S. and the U.K. over the years that have fueled the Aurora myth — Calvine included," he said.


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