October 27, 1996
Location: Erpatak, Hungary
Kosina's girlfriend posed for one snapshot in her parents
garden and no one noticed anything unusual in the sky
at the time. Upon having the photograph developed some
weeks later, Lajos was surprised to see a disc-shaped
object in the sky behind his girlfriend.
Hungarian UFO Network (HUFON)/Philip Mantle
Laszlo Kiss & Philip Mantle
October 27th, 1996, Lajos Kosina was visiting his girlfriend's
parents' house in the small village of Erpatak in the
county of Szabolcs-Szatmar, Hungary. Lajoss girlfriend
posed for one snapshot in her parents garden and no one
noticed anything unusual in the sky at the time.
having the photograph developed some weeks later, Lajos
was surprised to see a 'disc-shaped' object in the sky
behind his girlfriend. Although curious, they did not
show the photograph in question to anyone for several
months. They were not really interested in it. Eventually,
via a friend of the photographer, the photograph in question
found its way to the Hungarian UFO Network (HUFON) who
have conducted some preliminary research.
have studied the photograph using both optical and computer
techniques on the original negative and have concluded
that the UFO is not a result of a film fault, nor is it
a small model suspended on a wire. HUFON researchers are
convinced that it is a genuine UFO and not the result
of a hoax.
study of the photograph by HUFON revealed that the UFO
was not blurred. To them, this indicated that it was either
stationary or moving very slow and was not a model being
thrown through the air behind the young lady in the picture.
Having questioned the photographer, HUFON could find no
evidence to support the idea that he may have hoaxed the
researchers were left with the conclusion that this is
a genuine UFO photograph, and that a real, flat, disc-shaped
object, several meters in diameter can be seen in the
photo, the surface of which appears to reflect the autumn
Kiss is a Director of the Hungarian UFO Network.
Mantle is the former Director of Investigations for the
British UFO Research Association.