Location: Petit-Rechain, Belgium
of a triangle UFO taken during the 1989-1990 Belgium UFO
wave, during which many people observed large triangle
craft. The photo was allegedly made at the beginning of
April 1990 (4 or 7 probably). The photographer's girl
friend saw the object and gave him notice. Limited details
are available about the sighting or the photographer.
Brightness and contrast enhanced version of photo.
Mark Cashman (temporaldoorway.com)
P. M. is a young worker (turner). The photo was allegedly
made at the beginning of April 1990 (4 or 7 probably).
The photographer's girl friend saw the object and gave
him notice. He had a roll nearly finished in his apparatus
and made the two last (numbers 35 and 36). Then he sent
the roll to a lab which was offering cheap prices. When
the roll came back, only 35 was good, there was practically
nothing on 36. P. M. showed the 2 photos to several people
working with him (they have been found back and have confirmed),
and then threw away number 36. One of his colleagues,
Mr. L. R., spoke to a press photograph, who bought the
copyright (Mr. L. R. and other colleagues have confirmed
this part of the story). Then the photo appeared in the
press (a couple of months after it had been made).
200 ASA film, Praktika BX20 with Cokin 1A skylight filter
on zoom setting, exposure 2 seconds at f4
from Mark Cashman:
is a fascinating photograph. Unfortunately, very limited
details are available about the sighting or the photographer.
For instance, it would be interesting to note to what
degree the appearance of the light on the object corresponded
to the wispy appearance of that light in the photograph.
Questions have been raised about whether the photograph
is a hoax - obviously only detailed information about
the photographer can qualify this. However, if it is a
hoax, it is difficult to determine how it was made, and,
particularly, how the unusual texture of the lighting
was achieved. If not a hoax, this is a photograph which
reveals many details of UFO luminosity, and it must be
considered essential to an understanding of that subject.
the photograph to be real, the luminosity seems to show
a core brightness with a smooth contour. This core is
enveloped in a semi-transparent luminous envelope, which
varies in brightness and opacity. These variations seem
to take the form of "ribs" of irregular but
somewhat periodic spacing.
object may be making a rotational turn, pivoting approximately
on a point between the center light and the point at the
top of the photo. This would account for the apparent
twist of the striations on the top and front areas, and
the linear appearance of the bottom striations. The camera
may not have been perfectly steady during the exposure
which may have caused the jagged appearance of some of
the striations, especially at the nose, or the nose may
have wobbled during the manuever. However, the irregularities
are not as parallel as they would be if they were completely
generated by a camera movement or a smooth movement of
the object. This may indicate that the striations themselves
varied over the time of the exposure. One strand in particular
seems to be separated from the rest of the luminosity."